Edition: May 31, 2022

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

Club Bulletin for week of May 31, 2022
Club Forum

President's Message 
Hard to believe that the calendar will be flipping to June on Wednesday.  With that comes the end of another Rotary year …and, moreso, the beginning of the 2022-23 year.   Not only will Ken be taking over the Club President reins on July 1st, but with COVID “at bay”, Wellington will be celebrating Canada Day for the 1st time in 3 years.   Bill Mitchell, Bill Pennell & Shawn Ellis have volunteered to decorate the float for the parade, with Past President Dave Robinet offering to pull the float.  I’m sure the team would appreciate more help in designing and getting the float ready …there will be some shopping to do upfront, and an hour or so before the parade is when the magic happens and the float comes together.  Rotary members & family will be needed to ride on the float …and, as we have done in past years, many of us will walk the parade route behind the float, waving flags and handing out candy to children.
In advance of Canada Day, there will be another group of Rotary members preparing for Rotary Ribs in the park.  Under the leadership of Lana Whitteker, the process hums along like a well-oiled machine.  She has got sous-chefs lined up to make baked beans and coleslaw, and others that will look after smoking the ribs on June 30th.   On July 1st, there are still many volunteer options available … from set-up (around 9am) … to moving BBQ’s to the park … to tear down after the event …to cashier (likely 2 shifts) … to BBQ chefs.  Please let Lana know where you can help out.   One of the key needs right now is BBQ’s … we need 3 BBQ’s for the event.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you can donate yours for the event …we will happily fill up your propane tanks!
Most importantly, let’s have some fun, and show the folks of Wellington that the Rotary Club is still an active and prominent part of the community.
Trudy Brown

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Last Week:  Christine Dimitris & Norm Dodgson
(Classification Speech)

MPres Trudy opened with everyone (27) present in person so she was able to dispense with Zoom for the first time at a meeting since its first use in 2020. After the Rotary Song, etc, she continued by reminding members that Charles can receive visitors as per her email. John Inwood then announced that there is a new Rotary Golf Shirt available for purchase with the logo plus the Member’s name (top of arm) at $55 each (unisex, diff. sizes). 

MPres Trudy then referenced the Program of the meeting - the Classification presentations of ‘new’ members, Christine Dimitris and Norm Dodgson.

Christine (Christina) Demetrius was born of Macedonian parentage in Toronto to a restauranteur and, with four siblings, enjoyed her educational experience, particularly many sports and extramural activities as well as academics. She graduated from U of T and trained as an Elementary teacher. She spent her teaching career mainly with Kindergarten and Grade 4 students and was clearly a dynamic, caring and sensitive role model. She has always had a love for the dramatic arts and was extremely creative in her application of the curriculum. A testament to this was the recognition she received by winning the BMO National Learning Partnership Award which involved young learners in an entrepreneurial project making and selling greetings cards. Married in 1985, she has two children, Michelle (33) and Jordan (27) who are following careers in Research and Finance. She has travelled extensively and is also very much at home in Hillier with her ginger cat, Archie.

Christine illustrated her presentation with some pictures of key moments and expressed how much she is enjoying being part of our Club as well as her other loves of gardening, cookery and writing.

Norm Dodgson began his talk by expressing his appreciation for three of the most important things in life: Health, Family and Friends, including, of course his wife, Marilyn, three children and four grandchildren. He began his teaching career in 1972 and did not retire until 2021. He spent the first twenty years as a high school teacher, then the next twenty in elementary schools and the last nine working for the Hastings Prince Edward School Board in various roles including principal at several schools, so he has taught all grades, JK to 13. Norm shared several amusing and inspirational anecdotes from his long career in education. Norm also referred briefly to his involvement in Wellington on the Lake and his love of golf.

In Club business, Bill Mitchell had some openings at the returns depot and presented William Mulholland with the “Bent Beer Can Award” for services unrendered. Howard reminded the Club of the Past President’s Dinner on June 21. $45 pp should be paid to the Treasurer for all those attending and also, let Howard know! The Golf Tournament Committee was meeting after the regular meeting had ended. MPres Trudy then gave more details of the Club’s plans for Canada Day, this year, including our float in the parade, distribution of candy, and Rotary ribs in the Park (weather permitting) still at $15.00 (a fun-raiser rather than a fund-raiser). Both Bill Mitchell and Lana need significant help with these initiatives. Also, regarding initiatives, MPres Trudy is still looking for volunteers to pack dried meal packages at Loyalist College on July 5th when there will be two shifts, from noon to 2 & from 2 to 4 pm.

Liz also made a personal request for items needed at a local temporary shelter/washing facility for male & female underware, deodorant and washing detergent which they have run out of. Some members responded directly to Liz regarding this.

After congratulating Ted on his 39th anniversary, going around for happy bucks, and after the 50/50 draw, which nobody won,  the meeting closed with the 4 Way Test shortly after 8:15.
Notes from Geoffrey Telling

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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week


Wednesday June 01, 2022

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

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


Saturday June 04, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: David Robinet, William Mulholland, Paul Denault (FoR)
Needed: 1 Sorter/Receiver

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Margo Langford
Needed: 3 Sorters/Receivers

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Pics of the Week:

Peter Campbell Draws Ace of Spades and wins the 50/50 Jackpot - May 17, 2022
 Ted Nash & Ken Robertson and the Water Buffalo Hats provided by Norm Dodgson
  William Mulholland is awarded the Crushed Can Trophy for missing his Bottle Depot Shift
MPres Trudy and Phyo participating in the Picton Rotary Lilac Ride last Sunday
May 31, 2022 7:07 AM
Club Business
Jun 07, 2022 7:07 AM
County Marathon
Jun 14, 2022 7:07 AM
Speaker to be named
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
- none -
 Member Anniversaries
Pierre & Connie LeBrun
51 Yrs (June 05)

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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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