Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of theYear:

David Robinet & Phyo Kyi
Club Bulletin
   This Week
No Meeting on Tuesday Aug 25
Zoom Meeting with DG Mark Chapman on Aug 26
August 25, 2020
Club #60346
District 7070

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An update on Larry Elsbury: Last week, I didn’t find Larry (the Bottles guy) at the hospital in Belleville so I called his sister, Kathy, to find out how he was doing. Larry and his wife Teresa are now both at home in Cressy. Larry is receiving homecare, but his situation is not good. I am planning to visit him on Tuesday and present him with a card from the Club, and a Rotary Appreciation award. Support for Larry and Teresa will also be an agenda item at Monday’s Board meeting.

Thank you to the team of volunteers who have responded to John Heeringa’s request for several members to share the job of regularly watering the plants at the Memorial Garden: Mike, Colin, Bill, Karen, and Dick. 

At last Tuesday’s meeting, the following members have volunteered for the Projects Committee. Thank you for taking on this role:  Lana Whitteker, Trudy Brown, Sharon Campbell, David MacKinnnon, John Heeringa, Colin Fredericks.

The Online Auction posters have been printed and look great. I have already started to contact the potential auction item donors on my list and leaving them with my personalized auction letter; note: I’ve added my contact information to the letter that Barry provided. It will be very important to keep the Online Committee (especially Barry) updated on the progress of your donated item collecting since September 15 is not that far off.  

In closing, a reminder that this week we are meeting by ZOOM at 7:00 am on Weds Aug 26th with District Governor Mark Chipman. The following week’s meeting on September 1st will be our Forum meeting.


President Howard Ziedenberg

Last Week:

Classification Speeches: Charles Lacey & Kim Lee

Meeting opened at 7:07 a.m. with 17 members present, and 10 more joined by Zoom.
President Howard provided an update on Larry Elsbury, the "bottle guy".  Larry is in Belleville hospital and his wife Theresa is in Picton hospital.  They have been recently discharged and President Howard will visit them at home to deliver our best wishes and an appreciation certificate.
Charles Lacey's classification speech:
Charles was born in 1925 in South Wales.  He will be 95 in two months.  His mother worked for a diplomat.  Hence Charles spent his childhood and teen years in Holland and Tangier, Morocco, until 1927 when the Spanish Civil war began.
Charles spent the war years (WWII) in England.  He was unable to join the armed forces because of illness. In 1947, as part of the Drew Immigration Program, which brought 7000 Britons to Ontario, Charles emigrated to Canada, after learning about the country reading the Comics section of the Toronto Star.  He came via Gander, and it took 29 hours to get to Ontario from Britain.  
Charles worked for Ontario Hydro, which took him all over Ontario. He later worked for Black & McDonald for 26 years before retiring.  In 1983, Charles and his wife moved to Picton and bought a 60 acre parcel of land.  In 2003 the first vines were planted and Lacey Estates Winery began.
Charles joined Wellington Rotary at the invitation of Dick McArthur.  Charles is a prolific reader. His recent favourite book is  about the Life of Eleanor of Equitain.
Kim Lee's classification speech:
Kim was born in Oshawa in 1956.  He has 2 older brothers. He likes camping and drumming to the tunes of the 50's and 60's Rock & Roll.
Kim met his wife Roseanne at 21. They have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.  Roseanne is a cancer survivor. 
Kim started work at GM in Oshawa in 1979 and retired in 2009.  In 2015 Kim and Roseanne bought the house from Roseanne's dad in Wellington and moved full-time to the County.
Kim considers himself to be a "gear-head" as he is inclined to fix anything mechanical.  Kim joined Rotary because he was inspired by the projects that the Wellington Rotary was undertaking, especially the fundraising for the new PECM Hospital.
Kim's life lesson is to not be afraid to speak up, and not to stay silent when needed to be heard.
Other Rotary Business:
Bill Mitchell called for volunteers for this week at the Bottle Depot.
Mike Lattner provided an update from the Bottle Depot.  Rotary Club of Stirling will be bringing their bottles to our depot.  Rotary Club of Brighton has also contacted us to do the same.
Barry Davidson provided and update on the Memorial Garden.  Construction is nearing completion and Margo Langford will be preparing the garden's opening.
Barry Davidson also provided and update on the Online Auction Fundraiser.  It will be from Sept 15 to Oct 15.  the big ticket item will be a 1 year lease of Ford F150 from Prinzen Ford, valued at $10,000.  The organizing committee would like to contract with Yeeboo Digital to do a digital marketing campaign to drive more visitors to the auction site. It will cost about $3800.  Motion was made by Barry on behalf of the committee, seconded by Lana Whitteker.   Motion carried with 23 members For, 2 Against, 2 Abstain.
President Howard mentioned that we would like to honour Friends of Rotary who help out at the bottle depot. The idea of getting hats for them was discussed.  It was generally agreed that the hats should be different from the Members' hats, and indicate "Friend Of" Rotary Club of Wellington.
President Howard asked for volunteers for a committee to consider further community projects. Lana, Trudy, Sharon, David M, John H., Colin volunteered.
John Heeringa asked for volunteers to water the trees at the Memorial Garden.
Members are reminded to please bring all D&D books which are not selling back to Ted for redistribution.  Also, bring the cash from sold books to Ted as well, so that he can remit to Treasurer Trudy.
Meeting adjourned around 8:30 a.m.
Secretary Lyn McGowan


Sneak Preview of Domaine Darius Rotary Red Cuvee Wine
The Rotary Red Cuvee Wine at Domaine Darius is now bottled and is set to launch imminently.  Advanced bottles are now available if you visit Domaine Darius and ask for it specifically to winemaker David Gillingham or his wife Joni.  It is selling for $40 per bottle and there are only 55 cases available.  
Domaine Darius a  unique small batch winery that respects the Terroir and gentle wine making techniques.  The idea of a Rotary Red Cuvee was hatched by Past President Brian McGowan and wine-maker David Gillingham.  The Marquette grapes were donated by Brian, and Rotarians picked the Petite Pearl grapes, which are also part of the Cuvee.  
Some of our Rotarians have bought some advanced bottles and it is exquisite.  If you are interested, visit Domaine Darius on Wilson Road.  They can be reached on Facebook or Twitter @domaindarius
Aug 26, 2020
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Sep 08, 2020
Future developments of Wellington
Sep 15, 2020 7:07 AM
Dominican Republic Project
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Birthdays & Anniversaries 

Member Birthday
Member Anniversaries 
Colin & Shelley Fredericks (Aug 28)
44 Years
Anniversary of Joining Rotary
Rotary Song Lyrics:
R-O-T-A-R-Y, that spells Rotary.
R-O-T-A-R-Y, is known on land and sea.
From north to south, and east to west,
They profit most who serve the best,
R-O-T-A-R-Y, that spells Rotary.
Russell Hampton
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Bottle Depot DutySchedule for this Week

Wednesday August 19, 2020

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.                        11:00 - 1:00

Cashier:      David Smith              -------------------
Receiver 1: John Inwood              -------------------
Receiver 2: Parker Gallant            -------------------
Sorter 1:      ----------------             Barry Davidson
Sorter 2:      ----------------              -------------------

Saturday August 22, 2020

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.                       11:00 - 1:00

Cashier:      --------------------        -----------------------
Receiver 1: Ken Robertson          Howard Ziedenberg
Receiver 2: --------------------        -----------------------   
Sorter 1:     --------------------         Trudy Brown
Sorter 2:     --------------------         Phyo Kyi

We are needing additional volunteers for both Wed & Sat.  Please contact Bottle Bill to sign up!

Rotary Grace
O Lord and giver of all good
We thank thee for our day food
May Rotary friends and Rotary ways
Help us to serve thee all our days.
Four Way Test
Of the things we think, say, and do:
1.  Is it the TRUTH?
2.  Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3.  Will it build GOODWILL and better
4.  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?