Edition: October 04, 2022

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

Club Bulletin for week of October 04, 2022
Dawn Cutler 
(20th Anniversary Charter Member Series)

                  President's Message   
Another busy week across the county as we prepare for the upcoming Thanksgiving Weekend.  It is a wonderful time of the year for families to visit the local apple farms, local fairs and enjoy the magnificent fall weather.
The past Friday was National Day of Truth and Reconciliation and many members of our club marked this special day with purchase of Orange T Shirts with proceeds of the sales going to Indigenous Charities.
Last Call for Tickets to October 15th Dinner Dance.  Tickets can be purchased at Wellington Home Hardware or by registering at Wellingtonrotary.ca   The Online Auction is open from October 1 to 9pm on October 15th.     The bids have started coming in already this is a great opportunity to purchase a variety of items and support Rotary Fundraising for badly needed equipment for our local hospital.
October 20th is World Polio Day.   Our Rotary President Jennifer Jones reminded us that while Rotary has helped eliminate over 99% of polio work wide it remains a problem in Pakistan where millions of children are being vaccinated with support from our Polio Plus Campaign.   Recent cases of Polio in New York City and the UK reminds us that our work is not done.    Rotary Clubs across the world are being asked to make a yearly contribution to Polio Plus and our Board will prepare a donation for Club approval this month.
The month of October is Rotary's Economic and Community Development Month.  Local clubs are encouraged to increase their focus on developing stronger local communities.   Our work with projects like Beach Development, Hospital Construction, and our Wellness Committee work on reducing Orphan Patients, are just a few examples of our strong commitment in this area...
I will be away this week and I want to thank  Past Pres. Trudy for filling in for me at Tuesday's meeting.
Ken Robertson

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Last Week: Club Forum

Pres. Ken opened the meeting at 7:04 with 27 members present.  The usual singing of the Rotary song, O' Canada, and toast to the King was followed by Rotary Grace by David Hawkins, and breakfast of sweet and savoury provided by the Wellington Bakery.
Pres. Ken distributed the Orange T shirts in commemoration of Truth & Reconciliation day, and explained why orange was selected as the colour of the T shirts.
For Club Forum, the following items of discussion were had:
  • Thank-you letters and correspondence received from various charities such as the library, Lovesong, etc..
  • A request from Lions Club to participate in setting up a family trust to help families in need in the County. Pres. Ken to meet with Lions Pres. to discuss.
  • Free Reading Program: Norm & Linda to discuss.
  • Treasurer's Report: Club's financials for the moth of September was reported. All in good shape. Bottle Depot at 24% of budget to date. Treasurer's report accepted, moved by Mike Lattner, Seconded by Peter Campbell,
  • Barry presented financing approach for foodbank relocation. 2 potential land ideas. What financial support required from our Club? TBD,
  • New transferree from Campbellford Club welcomed:  Martha Murphy.
  • Updates on announcements, advertising, and media were presented by Christine Dimitris.
  • Literacy & Education Director portfolio will be transferred from Linda Donville to Norm Dodgson.
  • Reports from new initiatives:  Foodbank relocation (Barry), Aquaponics (Phyo announced save-the-date for Nov 9 presentation on  aquaponics 101 at Demorestville Town Hall, and asked for volunteers to assemble a Bell Syphon), Splashpad (Pierre & Tim to report)
  • Rotarian of the Decade: PP Trudy explained the requirements and nomination procedures.
  • Breakfast Committee:  continue with sweet and savoury from Wellington Bakery, $15/month for ALL members payable at the beginning of the month, unless if the member will be away for more than a month.
  • District Conference:  Club will sponsor Lyn and Roger's attendances, within limits of budget.  Lyn to also attend Rotary Leadership Institute.
  • Archives: Pres. Ken & Reg Gemmell to sift through the boxes and digitize where appropriate.
  • Golf:  Congratulations to Colin for job well done organizing the event this year.
  • Dinner Action update:  about 98 tickets sold with 81 paid. Advertising push this week. organizing committee meeting after this meeting.
  • Donations approved:  $300 to John Howard Society to sponsor 3 students to Tech seminar.  $1200 to shelter box for Pakistan floods (PP. Howard moved, Bill seconded), Pres. Ken to contact district for emergency donation to east coast hurricane Fiona disaster.
  • John Inwood & Phyo reported on update of waterfront (beach) task force. Report going to County CEDC on recommendations on conceptual design for Beach redevelopment.
  • Mike Lattner provided updates on online auction announcement on Grapevine (99.3 FM), asked for County Marathon volunteers this sunday.
  • Lyn McGowan announced grape picking session for Domain Darius for Friday & Saturday. Asked for volunteers.
  • Margo provided update on Rotary Foundation Walk last weekend.
  • Bill Mitchell asked for and received volunteers for bottle depot and reported that there were 3 new Friends of Rotary recruited.
After the four way test, the meeting adjourned shortly after 8:23 a.m.
Notes from Phyo Kyi

Wellington Rotary Online Auction - October 01 to October 15
(Click on the Image Below to see What's on Sale)

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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week


Wednesday October 05, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: John Inwood, Ken Robertson, Norm Dodgson, Ted Nash

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Sethu Madhaven (FoR)
Needed: 1 Cashier, 2 Sorter/Receivers


Saturday October 08, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Peter Campbell, Dave Robinet, Josephine Campbell (FoR)
Needed: 1 Sorter/Receiver

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

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Oct 04, 2022
20th Anniv Founders' series
Oct 11, 2022
Indigenous Peoples' Group
Oct 18, 2022
Community Care for Seniors' programs
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
Lyn McGowan
(Oct 09)

 Member Anniversaries

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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.
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