Edition: September 20, 2022

Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of the Year:
Bill Mitchell

Club Bulletin for week of September 20, 2022
Shawn Brown & Vicki McDonald
(RYLS Experience & Belleville Youth Centre)

                  President's Message   
First really cool morning on Thursday had us waking up to temperatures in the mid 40's.   Its hard to believe that we were sweltering in the heat over the last month.   Nice time of the year to enjoy the fall and watch the amazing changing colours in the trees.
Proud tour of Rotary Club of Wellington Projects followed the early morning visit from out District Governor Iosif Ciosa.    First stop was the Rotary Bottle Depot, the DG took photos and was very impressed by our operation and the number of volunteer hours we dedicate each week, as well as the fact we recycled 1.5 million bottles and cans last year.  He enjoyed his visit to The Rotary Memorial Gardens and the Rotary Story Book Walk, especially the educational and physical exercise component of the walk.
Then it was on to the Wellington Rotary Beach, the Wellington Rotary Room in the Community Center and finally a look at the Wellington Rotary Club scoreboard in the baseball fields.    The District Governor was very impressed by the projects that our Club has completed including our donation of over $400,000 to the Hospital Building Fund but he was most excited to see the level of enthusiasm and team spirit in our members.   Thanks to all of you for your commitment to "Service Above Self", you are very special group and I was proud to showcase your efforts.
Rotary Fall events are starting with the "Fall Classic Golf Tournament" that takes place this Thursday.   It is completely sold out with a wait list.  We are fortunate to have outstanding community support with donations of prizes and hole sponsorships that will help make this a fundraising success in support of Rotary Kids Camps of Hope.
Ken Robertson

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Last Week:  DG Iosif Ciosa

Pres. Ken opened the meeting at 7:07 with 26 members present and 4 guests:  Steve Blakey and Joyce Cassin from Rotary Club of Brighton, DG Iosif Ciosa, and ADG Brenda Hellyer.  The usual singing of the Rotary song, O' Canada, and toast to the Queen/King was followed by Rotary Grace by David Hawkins, and breakfast of sweet and savoury provided by the Wellington Bakery was consumed.
Steve Blakey and Joyce Cassin from the Rotary Club of Brighton presented the "Eight Ball" Trophy to Bill Mitchell & the winning team from Wellington Rotary at the Karoke singing context at the Bright Club's BBQ last month. (see picture below)
ADG Brenda introduced DG Iosef, with a long list of credentials and accomplishments.  DG Iosef hails from the Rotary Club of Etobicoke, and joined Rotary in 2012. 
In his speech, DG Iosef explained the current year's District governance structure, along with who's-who and who's-responsible-for-what within that structure.  He introduced RI Pres. Jennifer Jones as the first woman president for RI and the fact that she is Canadian from the Rotary Club of Windsor.  He also explained that starting this year, Rotaract will be deemed a type of Rotary membership, and the impact it would make.  He indicated that we are currently at 1.4 million members globally, and the target for the District 7070 this year would be to add 2 new cause-based Rotary Clubs.  Other targets for this year include $2.5 million dollar impact in the community, increased collaboration between Clubs within the District, and a district club dashboard that highlights various clubs' projects. Commensurate with RI's 117th year, the foundation's goal is to raise $1.17 million and work with clubs to promote diversity, equity, and inclusivity.  He also mentioned the district website and the positive impacts of having a "Join Us" button on the website for increased membership.
DG Iosef explained the symbology and meaning of this year's Rotary motto, "Imagine Rotary".  He explained that the round circle in the middle denotes our togetherness, the seven rays around the circle denote our areas of focus and the line at the bottom denotes our support for the indigenous.  The purple colour symbolizes our major initiatives such as Polio, the white color is for peace, and the green colour is for the environment.
DG Iosef concluded his presentation by highlighting three upcoming events: Sept 18-19 Presidents' trip to Chicago, part of PETS training.  Sept 25 Foundation Walk.  Oct. 14-16 "We have a Dream" District Conferece in Nottawasaga.
Other Club business included ensuring sufficient staffing at the bottle depot.  Barry reminded committee members about the annual fundraiser dinner planning meeting following this meeting.  Pres. Ken indicated that he would be touring DG Iosef around Wellington to show him the Bottle Depot, Millenium Trail Kiosk and Memorial Garden, Rotary Beach, Rotary Room at the Arena, and the Rotary Scoreboard at the baseball diamond.
The meeting adjourned with the four way test shortly after 8:05 a.m.
Notes from Phyo Kyi
Bill Mitchell receiving the "Eight Ball" Trophy from Steve Blakey and Joyce Cassin from Rotary Club of Brighten for the winning team (Lyn McGowan, Bill Pennell, Christine Dimitris, Liz Bosma (not shown)) at the Karaoke contest at the Brighten Club's BBQ last month.  
DG Iosif Ciosa visiting the Rotary Club of Wellington, pictured with Past President Trudy (left) & President Ken (Right)
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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week


Wednesday Sept 21, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: John Inwood, Ken Robertson, Norm Dodgeson, Linda Donnville

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Michelle Kosoy, Dave Robinet 
Needed: 2 Sorter/Receivers


Saturday September 24, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Bill Pennell, Sethu Madhaven (FoR), Alex Lacher (FoR)
Needed: 1 Sorter/Receiver

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  No One
Needed: 1 Cashier, 3 Sorter/Receiver

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Sep 20, 2022
RYLS experience & Belleville Youth Centre
Sep 27, 2022
Oct 04, 2022
20th Anniv Founders' series
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
 Member Anniversaries
Geoff & Sue Telling
(53 Yrs Sept. 20)
John & Janice Inwood
(41 Yrs Sept. 25)

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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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