Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of theYear:

David Robinet & Phyo Kyi
Club Bulletin
This Week
Trevor & Shelley Hagerman
(Stirling Rotary Bottle Drive)
October 06, 2020
Club #60346
District 7070
Last Wednesday, I had the pleasure of playing a round of golf with Phyo, Dave R., and John H. We had a terrific  day in spite of the weather challenges and, in true golfer fashion, we persevered through the winds  and rain. We have a great Club with wonderful members and I encourage all of us to socialize in some fun way with one another outside of the major events the Club hosts.
This week, I received an email covering the Rotary initiative to respond to the desperate situation caused by the Beirut explosion. A grant is being prepared under the leadership of Whitby Sunrise and overseen by the Committee Project Chair, Steve Rutledge. Dave Robinet will look into inviting Steve to a meeting to review the project with us.  Please take a few minutes to watch the video in the link below which was in the email:
“In response to the Beirut explosion, Rotary Districts, Clubs, Rotarians and Friends of Rotary across Canada are banding together to assist with the recovery effort.  Specifically, we are inquiring about the possibility of financial help with critical replacement medical equipment for Beirut's only public hospital.  This equipment will be used in the Operating Theatre, located in the pediatric/neonatal ward of Karantina hospital.
The Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise is the International Sponsoring Partner for Global Grant # 2119172.  The video (5 minutes) link is at “. 
Below are some more pictures of our Friends of Rotary sporting their new hats. Our thanks for all their support!
    Alex Lacher
Ken DeRoches
Kevin Hanbury
At our Tuesday meeting, I will circulate a pledge sheet for this year’s District Foundation Walk. For members who attend our meetings by ZOOM and wish to donate to the Foundation, you can let me know and I’ll add your name to the form. The Foundation Walk is the District’s biggest fundraiser and the monies raised are redispersed back to Clubs through the Grants program. Locally, for our Club, Lana and Margo are arranging a lovely walk with refreshments as part of the event on Sunday October 18 at 2:00 pm. More details to follow.
This is our last Bulletin before Thanksgiving. This year, some of our regular traditions may be somewhat curtailed or muted. That being said, we have so much to be thankful for.  I wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving!


    President Howard

Last Week:
Club Forum

Rotary Meeting 29/09/2020

President Howard opened the Club Forum with 13 members present in person and a further 11 joining via Zoom. After a check on health and a reference to Larry, a new cap was awarded to Charles and new Director pins were presented to Margo & Lyn. Trudy presented her Treasurer’s report for August. 

The dedication of the Memorial Garden is postponed (Covid) but standardized plaques are already being used.

Margo updated the Club on efforts to provide computers for those in need, advertising items such as the red wine and the Auction.

On membership, there are three potential members continuing to be processed: Bill Pennell, Yvonne Buys and Chris Campeau.

Mike reported on special projects including the progress of the auction, ‘bottle’ returns from Stirling, Campbellford & Colborne.

A motion was passed to donate all the funds raised from the bottle return to the hospital fund once the original ceiling of $34,000 had been passed.

President Howard gave an up-date on international projects and referred to the pumpkin weigh-in.

Liz reminded the Club about the Indigenous Peoples Initiative, specifically the Cluster Committee of which she is a member along with Rotarians from Belleville and Oakville. A motion was then passed to commit $1,000 per year (annually reviewed) for this committee’s work.

Michelle requested time at next week’s meeting to discuss the new D & D book.

Two projects receiving Club funding (DR & Sailability) plus support for Snowsuit Fund if necessary.

Bottle Bill’s weekly needs met. Lynn thanked those who assisted with grape-picking.

On closing, John Inwood congratulated Pres. Howard for holding the longest Club meeting ever (subject to the 4 Way Test) 
Geoff Telling

Wellington Rotary Online Auction

Hurry!  Bids are heating up!!

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

Upcoming Blood Donor clinic in Wellington

Canadian Blood Services still needs blood donors, particularly in these challenging times.  They are holding a blood donor clinic at the Wellington Community Centre, Belleville Road on Monday October 12th where they will be observing COVID precautions.  Anyone interested in giving blood must make an appointment by going to Canadian Blood Services website, selecting the Wellington location and choosing a timespot.
Public Service Announcement from Kevin Hanbury (Friend of Rotary)

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
Oct 27, 2020
View entire list

Birthdays & Anniversaries 

Member Birthday
Alastair Mathers (Oct 5)
Lyn McGowan (Oct 9)
Member Anniversaries 
Anniversary of Joining Rotary
Phyo Kyi (6 Years: Oct 6)
Trudy Brown (6 Years: Oct 6)
Liz Bosma (14 Years: Oct 10)
Parker Gallant (4 Years: Oct 11)
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
ClubRunner Mobile

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

Wednesday October 7, 2020

9:00 - 11:00

Cashier/Receiver:     David Smith
Receiver/Sorter:       John Inwood
Receiver/Sorter:       Paul Denault

Saturday October 10, 2020

9:00 - 11:00

Cashier/Receiver::    Bill Mitchell
Receiver/Sorter:        Ken Robertson
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11:00 - 1:00

Cashier/Receiver:     Reg LaPierre
Receiver/Sorter:        Barry Davidson
Receiver/Sorter:        Ken Robertson

11:00 - 1:00

Cashier/Receiver:     Phyo Kyi
Receiver/Sorter:       Trudy Brown
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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.
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?