Edition: March 08, 2022

Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of the Year:
Mike Lattner

Club Bulletin for week of March 01, 2022
Maribeth DeSnoo
(Prince Edward Learning Foundation)

President's Message 

Tuesday March 8th is International Women’s Day.   The first International Women’s Day gathering occurred in 1911, and was supported by over a million people.  It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.   This year the theme is “breaking bias” … a world that is diverse, equitable and inclusive … and, free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination.   Rotary District 7070 is hosting a Tuesday Talks session to celebrate the day, and will feature Virginia O’Reilly and Lynda Ryder, ladies who both hold positions within District 7070.  If you are interested in learning more about these inspiring women, you can register for the session through the District 7070 website …  https://rotary7070.org/event/tuesday-talks-7/    The Zoom session is from 7:00 to 8:00pm on Tuesday evening (March 8th).

On another note, I hope everyone enjoyed the “taste of spring” that we had on Sunday.  Who knew that we could be enjoying double-digit temperatures on the “plus” side of the Celcius scale, just a couple of days after overnight double-digit temps on the “negative” side!   The weather plus many sightings of robins, and smells of Sammy the Skunk, are sure signs that our COLD winter may soon be behind us. 😊   

Trudy Brown

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Last Week:  Leah Morgan & Ellen Carlisle
(Alternatives for Women) 

MPres Trudy opened the meeting on time with a total of 23 members attending in person and 6 members by Zoom. After opening formalities of the Rotary Song and O Canada, David Hawkins eloquently introduced and welcomed our in-person guests, Leah Morgan & Ellen Carlisle from Alternatives for Women.
Leah started the presentation by introducing Alternatives for Women's mission to provide safe & confidential services to end violence and abuse of women. It serves women aged 16 and up, in PEC, who have experienced abuse or domestic violence.  On the average, about 100 women per year are helped.  Alternatives for Women provides various programs, such as Violence Against Women, Rural Women Support, Transitional Counselling, Kiosan - Second Stage Housing, Training & Public Engagement, Group Counselling, 24 hr help line, etc.  Some of the programs are funded by the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS), and some are funded by the United Way.  In particular, Kiosan - Second Stage Housing is not funded and is served through fundraising.  In 2021, Kiosan provided housing for 15 women and 16 children.   The fundraising target for this program is about $30,000 per year.  Since the onset of Covid, femicide has increased 64% in 2021.  After Leah's presentation, Ellen answered numerous questions from the audience, after which Barry Davidson thanked our guests.
In other Club business, Bottle Billy's volunteer needs for next week's Bottle Depot were quickly addressed. MPres Trudy mentioned the Rotary Softball event for June 14 or 21st, and asked if anyone from our Club was interested.  She then announced the Wine Survivor fundraiser initiative by Stirling Rotary, and asked if anyone wanted to participate.  She also mentioned the need for humanitarian support for refugees as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and that the Red Cross was accepting donations, and she has also reached out to DG Ron to enquire how Rotary International is planning to help.  Linda Donneville delivered a passionate plea for supporting the refugee.  It was agreed that Linda (with PP Howard's assistance) will research the best way for the Club and individual members in the Club to contribute, and propose it in next Tuesday's meeting. Next, Margo Langford described to the Club how she is helping the latest Syrian refugee family in Picton to enjoy winter sports by taking all the kids and adults to skating sessions at the Picton arena.  However, skates that fit women's size 9 and men's  size 11 were hard to rent, and she asked for any Club members who may be able to loan such skates. Last but not least, PE Ken Robertson reported that he has lined up Nyden from Hello Bonjour Cafe to provide breakfast sandwiches of egg and bacon for $8 each, and asked for a show of hands how many in attendance would be interested, of which there were many hands in approval.
After a round of Happy Bucks, and 50/50 draw, the meeting adjourned at about 8:20 a.m. with the Four Way Test.
Notes from Phyo Kyi

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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week

Wednesday March 09, 2022

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

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Norm Dodgson, Seth Madhaven (FoR)
Needed: 1 Cashier/Receiver


Saturday March 12, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Bill Pennell, Peter Campbell, David Mackinnon

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Jacques Michaud
Needed: 1 Cashier, 1 Sorter/Receivers

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Mar 08, 2022 7:07 AM
Prince Edward Learning Foundation.
Mar 15, 2022 7:07 AM
Trans Atlantic Crossing Adventures
Mar 22, 2022 7:07 AM
Quinte Sailability
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
 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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