Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of theYear:

David Robinet & Phyo Kyi

Club Bulletin
This Week
Stacey Daub
(CEO of QHC)

March 02, 2021
Club #60346
District 7070

President's Message

Congratulations to Yvonne and team for their successful bottling of the Wellington Rotary Maple Syrup at Kinsip’s facilities using Nyman’s syrup. It looks like the first batch of 500 bottles is going to move fast. Below is a picture of my cat Walli, who refuses to budge from our sink until he gets his bottle of syrup!
This Saturday’s Bottle Depot was a bit slower but only for a short period of time. Vehicles pulled in one after another, and I think some of our clients were thrilled just to be able to chat with some Rotarians since everyone’s circle of contacts has been so narrowed these past few months.
By now, I’m sure you’ve all seen a robin or two. Dare I say that better weather (aka Spring) is just around the corner plus, by mid-Month, the government will have their vaccination booking site open. Here’s hoping that as we move through the Summer, the return to a more normal every day world becomes a part of our regular routine.

President Howard

Last Week:
Club Forum

President Howard opened the meeting on Zoom with 28 members present . After Oh Canada & toast to Queen and Country and the Rotary Grace, he announced that Dawn Cutlier’s knee operation had gone well. He then reported on a busy Board meeting the previous evening. $300 had been received by Secretary Lyn McGowan for the hospital from an unidentified donor. She had also received numerous enquiries regarding the reopening of the bottle depot.
Treasurer Trudy Brown shared her monthly Treasurer’s Report and noted that we are approaching our fundraising goal for the new hospital. Michelle Kosoy updated the Club on the encouraging progress of the Duffers & Diners coupon book which will be sold at $35 again, this year. There is the chance of a bulk-buyer too. It should be available at the end of March. PP Dave Robinet as Fundraising chair also referred to exciting possibilities arising from Nyden Kovetchev’s expertise and enthusiasm. A committee comprising Barry, Tim, Pierre and Linda has been struck to look further into these.
Yvonne Buys announced that the maple syrup project is well underway with bottling this week and sales starting soon after at $20 a bottle. Members should contact Yvonne to reserve supplies as it is likely to disappear quickly. Yvonne was congratulated on her speed and organizational acumen by President Howard. Purchasers must pay by cash or cheque to Wellington Rotary Club.
President Howard reminded members of the need to maintain full anti-Covid protocol at the bottle depot.
Margo Langford updated the Club on the literacy and communications portfolio especially with reference to the maple syrup project.
Parker Gallant has clarified the protocol for enrolling Friends of the Club, emphasizing the need for initial contact through an existing member.
Under Club Admin, John has been in communication with Lisa Lindsay regarding projects at the Wellington & District Community Centre especially the need for better outdoor signage and the continuation of the Club’s naming rights for its room. Bill Pennell shared his experience and the value of up-to-date sign equipment to sustain or enhance the Club’s profile in the community.
Phyo had also met with Lisa about the New Initiatives project in the ballpark area. She intends to conduct a survey of local reaction to these proposals. Phyo also referred to a meeting with Adam Goheen of the County regarding the Wellington Rotary Beach concerns and planning. President Howard announced that our Club’s contribution to the Rotary Great Lakes Cleanup would be work at the beach on April 24th.
Return to an in-person + Zoom format for the March 2nd meeting at the Wellington Legion. Sign-in and seating protocols were discussed. Approximately half of meeting participants intended to attend physically. Program for next week is Stacey Daub, the new CEO of QHC. Dave Robinet requested members to send him questions/discussion topics for Stacey.
David Smith explained how the Club had handled EREY (Every Rotarian Every Year), support for the Foundation, prior to Covid and requested the Club to pay out of existing funds to the amount of $2,000. This was voted on and carried unanimously. Hospice PEC received $1,000.  Discussion of Kate’s Rest support was postponed to the next Board meeting. A request from the Recreation Outreach Centre for $1,000 was also agreed as well as an advertisement in the Canadian Veteran Recognition Book for $340.00. 
The meeting closed after the 4 Way Test.
Geoff Telling



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District's DEI Committee (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion)
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