Chartered November 22, 2002
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David Robinet & Phyo Kyi
Club Bulletin
   This Week
Club Forum
September 01, 2020
Club #60346
District 7070

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Last week I dropped by Larry and Teresa Elsbury’s home in Waupoos to present Larry with a card signed by all our members and the Club’s Certificate of Appreciation. Larry was very happy to receive these from our Club and he expressed his thanks to all the members.

Our joint Wednesday meeting with Quinte Sunrise and Wellington Rotary hosting DG Mark Chipman and AG’s Brenda Hellyer and Kimberly Hulsman went very well; I will be sending out Mark’s presentation in a separate email.  Using ZOOM will make it a lot easier to arrange a “return visit” with Mark. 

Part of the meeting’s discussion covered how ZOOM enables us to invite guest speakers that wouldn’t be able to attend an in-person meeting. For example, the Quinte Sunrise Club has “beamed-in” a Rotary president from Russia. This really opens the field for us since there are many District or RI level speakers of interest that we could consider inviting, not to mention, countless other interesting people outside of Rotary. Put your thinking caps on and let’s see if we can augment our guest speaker list with some guests that normally couldn’t visit our Club. 

One more item for this week, on Sunday October 18th, our District is hosting its annual Foundation Walk. Lana had a great idea that we do a local walk for our members and their spouses/partners and expand it into a social get-together at a venue like Domain Darius. A topic for Tuesday’s meeting! 


President Howard Ziedenberg

Last Week:

DG Mark Chipman's Speech (Via Zoom)

There was no club meeting on Tuesday, but a special joint meeting with Rotary Club of Quinte Sunrise was held where District Governor Mark Chipman addressed the attendees.   President Howard will be sending out the meeting presentation material, but here are some highlights:
  • DG Mark Chipman was the president of Whitby Sunrise in 2012.
  • District 7070 is comprised of 55 clubs and 9 Rotaract clubs, from Etobicoke to Belleville. There are 1900 members.
  • To quote Sun Tzao, "In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity".   The pandemic has accelerated by 5 years our adoption of technology.  Zoom video conferencing has offered opportunities to  access speakers from around the world at our club meetings. Will hybrid meetings (where some people are online and some are onsite) continue after the pandemic?  The technology and current circumstances has increased our collaboration.  Rotary membership in North America is declining whereby membership in Africa and Asia is increasing.
  • Paul Harris: "If Rotary is to realize its proper destiny, it must be evolutionary at all times, and revolutionary on occasion".  Are circumstances urging us for a revolutionary change?   Rotary vision statement:
Upcoming District Events:
  • Tuesday Talks:  every 2nd Tuesday of the Month.  September 8th:  "Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion"
  • Foundation Walk.  October 18th.  
  • District Bottle & Food Drive.
  • District Conference.  April 9 - 11, 2021. @Toronto Pan Pacific Hotel
Rotary Heroes and Champions:  "Every Rotarian is a Super Hero".   Liz Bosma and Kim Lee from Wellington Rotary were recipients of the Rotary district 7070 Heroes and Champion award.
Secretary Lyn McGowan



Wellington Rotary Memorial Garden

The Rotary Memorial Garden at the foot of West Street, where the road meets the Millennium Trail and where the Rotary kiosk and comfort station is located, is virtually complete.  The last coat of stain has been applied on the Arbour, and all the remaining debris and stones and limestone screening material has been cleaned up.   The Memorial Garden is intended to honour Wellington Rotarians who have passed, and respective memorial plaques will soon be attached to the arbour uprights.  An opening ceremony will be scheduled shortly.  The spot has quickly become a welcome rest-stop for community members and tourists and cyclists using the Millennium Trail.   Last Sunday, as we were putting on the final coat of stain on the arbour,  many people passing by expressed their appreciation and approval of the new Rotary Memorial Garden.
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
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Sep 08, 2020
Future developments of Wellington
Sep 15, 2020 7:07 AM
Dominican Republic Project
Sep 22, 2020 10:32 AM
Quinte Health Updates
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Birthdays & Anniversaries 

Member Birthday
David Mackinnon (Sept 01)
Charles Lacey (Sept 08)
Member Anniversaries 
Anniversary of Joining Rotary
Tim Cox (Sept 02)
6 years
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
ClubRunner Mobile

Bottle Depot DutySchedule for this Week

Wednesday September 02, 2020

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

Cashier/Receiver: Michelle Kosoy       -------------------
Receiver/Sorter:    John Inwood           Parker Gallant
Sorter 1:                Alex Lacher            -------------------
Sorter 2:                Paul Denault           Barry Davidson

Saturday September 05, 2020

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

Cashier/Receiver:  ------------------      ---------------------
Receiver/Sorter:    Ken Robertson      ----------------------   
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?