Edition: November 22, 2022

Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of the Year:
Bill Mitchell

Club Bulletin for week of November 22, 2022
No Morning Meeting This Week
Wellington Rotary 20th Anniversary Dinner

                  President's Message   
Well, winter has arrived with a bang.  Heavy snow overnight Thursday was topped up with more snow on Saturday, and yes, these record breaking snowfalls make us all wish we had a snowblower. (Those who have one are smiling).
Planning is in place for our 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Local Community Center this Tuesday evening. Yes, the Wellington Club of Rotary began in the same year that Sanyo released the very first phone that could take, save and send photos.   It will be a wonderful evening of memories and highlights of this Club's "Service Above Self" over the past 20 years.
The International Rotary Curling Tour is back in place again this year with 16 Rotarians from Scotland spending 3 weeks travelling across Ontario, competing in Curling competitions with Canadian Rotarians.    On Tuesday they will be stopping into Prince Edward County and will be competing in the afternoon against local Rotarians, (Including Phyo, Trudy, Jacques, Lana, and Ken) who are hosting some of the visitors from Scotland that evening. Their Scottish guests will be joining us at our Anniversary Dinner for an evening of Rotary Fellowship.  This competition continues every two years and some Rotarians from across Ontario will represent Canada in Scotland in 2024.
Mark your Calendar for a Special Christmas Breakfast meeting on December 13.  Trudy and the Breakfast Committee are arranging a special menu for that day and Howard is coordinating the traditional Rotary Christmas Gift exchange....Meeting is scheduled to last until 830AM that day.
Ken Robertson
Wellington Rotary Club President

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Last Week: General Club Discussion

Notes from Barry Davidson
The meeting was attended by 22 Rotarians for a talk about a water project in Burundi, however the speaker did not connect on Zoom so we had presentations from Rotary members working on committees.
Tim reported that Geoff is home now and feeling better. Roger has the flu and Liz is not feeling well. Our attendance is lower also because it is hunting season.
Barry who was recognized by the County for his leadership in upgrading the Millennium Trail, was applauded by the members. In turn, he recognized the Rotary members who helped him build the kiosks and washrooms at the rest areas now on the Trail - Ted, Tim, Bill Pennell, Mike and Dave Robinet.
Dahlia May Flower Farm, Trenton, requested volunteers to deliver flowers to senior care homes, and several members agreed. Howard who has done it before said it was an easy ask.
Ken reported on a Presidents meeting:
  • We will have an opportunity to develop a friendship exchange with a Rotary Club in Italy, one week each way. More details to follow.
  • The District Wellness professional is offering to speak to the Club, but the offer was not accepted by our members.
  • Recycling is top-of-mind at the District and Ken knows that we have a great story to tell with our operation of the Bottle Depot. Mike Lattner agreed to write an article and submit it to the Rotary magazine.
David MacKinnon reported on his work as lead on the Rotary Wellness Committee to get medical workers for the County. He reiterated that it is a huge problem as 4,000 in the County don’t have primary health care now and the number may soon be 8-9,000 as doctors retire. David has had discussions with the Belleville nurse practitioner, Karen, in her clinic and she would be interested in having a satellite operation in Wellington, if it could be approved and funded, about $1.5 million per year. David feels that the problem is so acute that people are willing to put aside system problems and collaborate. He has talked to the Family Health Team and the doctor recruiter hired by the County, but David feels that they are not going to solve the problem. The next steps for the Committee is to talk to the municipal'ty and the provincial government to alert them what we want to do.
Trudy gave Rotary pre-election information for the upcoming 2013-2014 year. Volunteers are wanted for all positions, except President. She will send out a message to all members. The question of how many Board members is to be addressed.
Ken announced that because of the 20th Anniversary party, we will not have a Christmas evening party. However, we could have a special breakfast meeting with an expanded menu and a gift exchange. After discussion, December 13 was chosen as the date and Ken will ask David Smith to reschedule the speaker for that day. Shawn suggested a longer meeting be scheduled.
The 20th Anniversary Dinner at Highline Hall begins at 6 pm (not 5:30) with a cash bar and dinner at 7 pm. Mike needs more Rotary pictures from members for his slide show. Lyn is the second volunteer along with Jacques to receive District Grant training so that the Club would be eligible to apply for a District grant next year.
Christine reported that she attended the Picton Rotary Ukrainian dinner on behalf of our Club. Interesting Ukrainian mementos were on sale too.
Christine reminded members of the cookie exchange for the foodbank at Wellington Home Hardware.
Phyo gave an update on Kate's Rest project on aquaponics. The Demorestville Town Hall meeting was well attended, including members of the farming community who have large barns that might be available, potential investors and a rep from Agriculture Canada. This project would provide three benefits: employment for Kate's Rest residents, work experience and produce. It would provide a "hand up", environmental benefits and grow food. The next step is to develop a business model to test the economics. If it proves viable as a social enterprise, Rotary could sponsor the operation of an aquaponic section and donate the produce to a foodbank, for example.

The Club was reminded that nominations for District Governor are now open. Dawn had expressed an interest in the position "sometime in the future". 

The 50:50 draw was not successful for Howard this week.


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 Wellington Rotary 20th Anniversary Dinner
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Highline Hall

6:00 PM  Cocktails
7:00 PM  Ham/Turkey Dinner
After Dinner: Rotarian of the Decade (2012-2022)

Price: $40 pp, Cash Bar      

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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week


Wednesday November 23, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Norm Dodgson, Ted Nash, Lari Langford (FoR)

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Michelle Kosoy, Sethu Madhaven (FoR), Glen Bailey (FoR)

Saturday Saturday November 26, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Bill Pennell, Peter Campbell, Roger Tessier

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Trudy Brown, Phyo Kyi, Brenda Little (FoR)

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Nov 22, 2022
Nov 29, 2022
Dec 06, 2022
Kate's Rest update
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
 - none- 
 Member Anniversaries
- none -

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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.


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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 

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Rotary Song

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.
Guest Editor: Mike Lattner
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