Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of theYear:

David Robinet & Phyo Kyi
Club Bulletin
This Week
Club Forum
September 29, 2020
Club #60346
District 7070

In a weekly message from our District Governor Mark Chipman, there was a reference to an interesting report by Johns Hopkins University that was prepared for Rotary International and posted on the RI website. Just as our Club is doing, Rotary Clubs around the world are pouring volunteer hours into their communities:

“That Rotary members log a lot of volunteer hours should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the organization. But a new report just released by Johns Hopkins University provides a powerful look at the impact of all those volunteer hours.

The special report prepared for Rotary International by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies found that Rotary members had volunteered a total of 5.8 million hours within a four-week survey period. Extrapolating those results over an entire year, the report gave a conservative estimate of nearly 47 million hours of volunteer effort generated by Rotary members in a typical year.

The report then analyzed the economic impact of all those hours and estimated the value conservatively at $850 million a year, if communities had to pay for the services that Rotary volunteers provide.”

On Sat October 17th the annual giant pumpkin weighing event will be conducted at a non-public location. The following Club members will be handling the pumpkin lifting:

Team 1

Team 2



Dave R


John H


Below is a picture of Reg LaPierre and Stehen Lockyear modelling their new Friend of Rotary hats. They are accompanied by Rotarians Geoff Telling and Parker Gallant. 


President Howard

Last Week:
David McKinnon (QHC Update)

President Howard opened the meeting with 18 members present with four guests, Bill Hurst, Bill Pennell, Yvonne Buys and Chris Campeau and 10 joining on Zoom.
Guest speaker (& member),David McKinnon, President of the Quinte Health Care Board began his presentation with some interesting facts about the history of certain area hospitals and the essential role of women in their establishment. He also spoke of the different services offered in the different hospital locations and the links to other Ontario health providers.
He gave a succinct account of the impact of Covid-19 on the area and included clear reminders to (a) maintain all the precautions to avoid infection and (b) get a flu shot. He also referred to the role of unhealthy life-style choices and social stresses exacerbating the risks.
He went on to suggest that healthcare is about to be hugely-impacted by technological developments (miniature ECG machine one example) with the digitalization of patient records and the remote delivery of services, potentially globally. This presents a significant challenge especially regarding funding. He paid tribute to the support from local MPPs and all the work done by local fundraisers including our Club.
David fielded questions from Liz, Karen, Chris, Parker, Charles, Yvonne, William, John and Phyo. There were comments from David S & Liz. He was thanked by Mike.
Bill’s bottle needs were updated. Mike spoke about the red wine sale and the on-line auction.
A social event scheduled for October 3rd has had to be cancelled due to changes in Covid regulations.
Grape picking opportunity on Friday at Lynn’s.
After Happy Dollar comments, the meeting closed at 8.15
With notes from Geoff Telling

Wellington Rotary Online Auction

The Online Auction launched on schedule on September 15, and there is currently very vigorous bidding activity going on.  DON'T MISS OUT ON BIDDING ON YOUR DESIRED ITEMS!!!  Click on the poster below to go to the auction:
Domaine Darius Wellington Rotary Red Cuvee
Less Than 40 Cases Remaining!
Wellington Rotary and Domain Darius winery present 
David Gillingham's limited edition Rotary Cuvee 2018.
The idea of a Rotary wine to raise fund for the new hospital building fund was hatched by Past President Brian McGown and winemaker David Gillingham.  
The result is David's unique and exquisite blend of Marquette & Petite Pearl.  The Marquette was sourced from Brian & Lyn McGowan's Hollyhill vineyards.  Rotarians hand-picked the Petite Pearl grapes from a vineyard in Waupoos.  100% of sales go to PEC Hospital Foundation.
Order yours now for $40, by calling 416 831-9617
David's CUVEE 2018 - at Domain Darius
1316 Wilson Road, Bloomfield ON
Sep 29, 2020
Oct 06, 2020
Bottle Depot Projects Theirs and ours
Oct 13, 2020 7:07 AM
PEC Memorial Hospital Project
Oct 20, 2020 7:07 AM
Quilts of Valour
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Birthdays & Anniversaries 

Member Birthday
Dawn Cutler 
(Oct 1)
Member Anniversaries 
Anniversary of Joining Rotary
John Wiens (2 Years: Oct 1)
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
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Bottle Depot Schedule for this Week

We are needing additional volunteers for both Wed & Sat.  Please contact Bottle Bill to sign up!

Wednesday September 30, 2020

9:00 - 11:00

Cashier/Receiver:     Michell Kosoy
Receiver/Sorter:       Ted Nash
Receiver/Sorter:       John Inwood
Receiver/Sorter:       ------------------

Saturday October 03, 2020

9:00 - 11:00

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


11:00 - 1:00

Cashier/Receiver:     ----------------
Receiver/Sorter:        Howard Zidenberg
Receiver/Sorter:        Barry Davidson
Receiver/Sorter:        Ken Robertson

11:00 - 1:00

Cashier/Receiver:     Phyo Kyi
Receiver/Sorter:       Trudy Brown
Receiver/Sorter:       Parker Gallant
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?