Edition: June 07, 2022

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

Club Bulletin for week of June 07, 2022
Wendy Matthews (County Kids Read)

President's Message 
There have been many significant milestones this past week … it has now been 100 days since Russia invaded Ukraine (and unfortunately there is no obvious end in sight) … Great Britain had a 4-day celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee (pretty amazing that she has reigned for 70 years) … and, closer to home, Doug Ford sailed through the provincial election, getting a resounding majority for the next 4 years.   Elections are interesting …signs go up in public areas as well as on private property by folks who wish to openly support their favored party …newspaper and radio ads appear to promote the various candidates (and, sometimes negatively demote other candidates) … folks attend and/or read about candidate debates … and, then most of us get out and cast our votes.  A true democratic process.  With the signs now down, life will return to pre-election norms, and as most Ontarians do, we accept the results, and work together in our community, with hopes that our elected officials will also work together on the various important issues in the province.    
Note: In addition to us welcoming Wendy Matthews to our meeting tomorrow to speak about County Kids Read, Mark Henry will be updating us on the County Marathon in October.
Trudy Brown

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Last Week:  Club Forum

The second consecutive non-Zoom meeting opened with 27 members present for the Club Forum. Updates on the health of Sharon, Charles and Dick were all positive. MPres Trudy began her report with details of correspondence received, i.e. thanks for the IPPC Bursaries, PELF for support for Food for Learning and the Children’s Foundation for funding of summer camp opportunities.

Yvonne then presented her Treasurer’s Report which is available in full detail to members with highlights being that the Bottle Return Service has reached its budgeted target so that all profits from that enterprise will go towards the AER Machine the Club has pledged to pay for, for the rest of the (Rotary) year. The Club’s finances are in very good shape with sufficient funds to cover all current commitments. Profits from the maple syrup sale and Duffers & Diners books were strong.

MPres thanked the Treasurer and reported that the Club will soon receive the names of the CML Snyder Scholarship winners, that Membership fees will be due very soon and can be paid at any time now. She also suggested that Charles should become an Honorary Member which was agreed unanimously. It is proposed that the upcoming Past President’s Dinner on June 21 will feature an announcement regarding the disbursement of the funds to the Back the Build Campaign. Regarding new initiatives, there will be an up-date on the Food Bank situation in July. Likewise, further news on Kids of Hope and the naming right of the Rotary Room at the Lehigh Centre will be forthcoming. A request from the Rotary Club of Willowdale for funding for the Phillips House Project was denied. The Club’s Board approved donations of $500 each to the Wellington Library and the Belleville Youth Centre. The latter, since other emergency needs had been met by individual donations, would be used for recreational activities for young people (12 - 18) who would not normally be able to afford such. After some discussion, a vote was passed to authorise the repurposing of this money. There was also a motion to support the Storybook Walks Project to an amount of approximately $2,500 so that the pilot scheme (Rotary Memorial Garden to the Lehigh Arena) could proceed. This was tabled for a future Club Forum. A discussion of some of the practicalities of the Project, including the durability etc of the installations, led to the issue of storage space (Pres Elect Ken) and its scarcity in this area (Michelle), being raised. Chris also pointed out the potential to raise revenue for the scheme from business sponsorships for the ‘Boards’. 

A motion to accept the request of the County Kids Read Campaign to the tune of $1,700 was made (David McKinnon) and seconded by Lyn, to pay for 200 books and nameplates. This was agreed unanimously. Yvonne then raised the matter of helping the Wellington United Church with its costs associated with the repair of the shoreline on its property and, after some discussion of the allowed accessability to that location, it was voted to donate $1,000 to that purpose. After hearing Bottle Billy’s needs, the matter of Canada Day Ribs was discussed and, in particular Lana needs assistance both before, during and after the exercise and Tim would reallt appreciate help with skinning and seasoning the ribs ahead of time on June 30.

The date for the Club Golf Tournament will be September 22nd next, with a cost of $90 pp. MPres pointed out that the Rotary Memorial Garden is in need of some weed wacking, to which PP Phyo volunteered.  Pres Elect Ken then informed the Club that he had prepared a brief questionnaire that he wants all Club members to complete regarding aspects of the Club we would like to Improve, Change or Focus On. Volunteers are still sought for emergency food packaging at Loyalist College on July 5th.

After congratulating Pierre and Connie on their 51st Anniversary, Happy Dollars, the 50/50 Draw and the 4 Way Test, the meeting closed at 8.20.
Notes from Geoffrey Telling

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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week


Wednesday June 08, 2022

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

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


Saturday June 11, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: William Mulholland, Ken DesRoches (FoR)
Needed: 1 Cashier, 1  Sorter/Receiver

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Trudy Brown, Phyo Kyi
Needed: 2 Sorters/Receivers

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Pics of the Week:  Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium

Below are two photos of Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium May  26 - May 29 2022, held at the Ganaraska Conservation Center in Durham, Ontario. The first photo is a group shot of the 30 youth participants and Rotary organizing team. The second photo is of four youth participants, one of whom is Shawn Brown (top left corner), the youth that Wellington Rotary Club sponsored.
Jun 07, 2022 7:07 AM
Wendy Matthews
Jun 14, 2022 7:07 AM
County FM 99.3
Jun 21, 2022 7:01 PM
Evening of Celebration
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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
Richard Todd
(June 11)
 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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