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Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of theYear:

David Robinet & Phyo Kyi
www.wellingtonrotary.ca
Club Bulletin
This Week
Shannon Coul
(PECMHF)
October 13, 2020
Club #60346
District 7070
 

President's Message

We are into the final week of the Online Auction and I think we will see the bidding rise significantly as the full-court press is on and new items continue to be added!

October 24th is World Polio Day. The following is an excerpt from a Rotary letter for contacting the media to publicize the Day. “When Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1985, polio paralyzed 1,000 children every day. We’ve made great progress against the disease since then. Polio cases have dropped by 99.9 percent, from 350,000 cases in 1988 in 125 countries to 125 cases of wild poliovirus, to date in 2020 in just two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. And we remain committed to the end.”

Every year, our Club has donated $20/member to Rotary’s Polio Fund for which each member received a tax receipt. This year, without the monies we normally raise from Happy Dollars and the 50/50 draw, we are not in a position to make personalized contributions on behalf of each of the members, but the Board will determine a plan. That being said, individual members can make personal donations and I will circulate a pledge sheet for this, likely next week. 

At last Tuesday’s meeting, I circulated a pledge sheet for this year’s Foundation Walk. I will bring the sheet again to this week’s meeting for those wishing to donate and many thanks to the members that have already pledged. This is our District’s biggest fundraiser and very importantly, the monies raised are redistributed  back to Clubs through the Grants program. As per the email I sent last week, Lana and Margo are planning a lovely walk for our Club on Sunday October 18 at 2:00 pm with refreshments being served at the end of the walk. 

In closing, last Saturday’s Bottles was as busy as ever and I don’t think the teams had a moment to chat. At one point, Trudy was on the back of Tom Wiltse’s pick-up truck, which was fully loaded with cases of empties, and literally tossing 24s through the air to me while I caught and stacked them on a skid. Meanwhile, Phyo and Jacques were extremely busy wrangling pallets and emptying the endless stream of cans and boxes of wine. I have to say, I love it when the cars, trucks, and trailers keep rolling in.

 

President Howard
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Last Week:
Trevor & Shelley Hagerman
(Stirling Bottle Drive)

President Howard opened the meeting with approximately a dozen members present plus four guests/nascent members and 15 joining via Zoom. John H introduced the guest presenter, Rotarian Trevor Hagerman, Co-president of the Sterling Club with his wife, Shelley. 
 
Trevor gave his presentation on the Sterling Bottle Drive(s) which has been even more successful subsequent to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Club has also supported other local community organizations in sharing its ‘niche’. Returns from Sterling are brought to our own collection centre.
 
Mike followed with an explanation of the workings of our returns depot from the operations p.o.v. and Trudy gave a detailed account of the financial aspects including how to complete the cashier’s paperwork etc.
 
Reference was made to other Club fundraising activities and the new post-Covid Foundation Walk which will be done club by club this year. PH will lead our Club’s walk on the Millennium Trail at 2 pm on Oct 18, ‘hosted’ by Margo. Pledges and participation actively sought!
 
Reference was made to the new format pumpkin weigh-in and there was discussion of the Rotary Beach. Sec Lyn explained about a grant application using $1,000 to help reduce food insecurity in the County.
 
Michelle reminded the Club that the process for producing a new Diners & Duffers book is starting and she needs additional assistance from any member who has enthusiasm and/or contacts/connections with local businesses.
 
Trudy reported that while the annual children’s snowsuit fund is doing well, members might consider donating Christmas gifts for children.
 
Barry shared that the On-line Auction had reached 72% of target.
 
There were two members’ birthdays, Alastair and Lyn, and PH closed the meeting at 8.40
 
Geoff Telling
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Wellington Rotary Online Auction
LAST WEEK BEFORE BIDS CLOSE!!

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:
 
   
 
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Domaine Darius Wellington Rotary Red Cuvee
Less Than 30 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
Speakers
Oct 13, 2020 7:07 AM
PEC Memorial Hospital Project
Oct 20, 2020 7:07 AM
Quilts of Valour
Oct 27, 2020
Nov 03, 2020 7:07 AM
Kate's Rest Foundaiton
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Birthdays & Anniversaries 

Member Birthday
-none-
 
Member Anniversaries 
John & Robynne Heeringa
(4 Years:  Oct 15)
 
 
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 October 14, 2020

9:00 - 11:00

Cashier/Receiver:     David Smith
Receiver/Sorter:       John Inwood
Receiver/Sorter:       Alex Lacher
 

Saturday October 17, 2020

9:00 - 11:00

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11:00 - 1:00

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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.
 
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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
             FRIENDSHIPS?
        4.  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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