Edition: February 01, 2022

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

Club Bulletin for week of February 01, 2022
Wade Watts
(Accessible Beach Mats)

President's Message 
I must say that I’m glad to see this month coming to an end.  Although the Rotary Club has had some great meetings and discussions in January, the colder-than-normal temperatures were rough to take.  We might normally have 1 or 2 nights where the temps dip below -20 …but this year, we had at least 5 days at the bottle depot where the temps struggled to get above -20, especially with the wind chill.  Like the old post office motto, “not snow nor rain nor heat …”, the bottle depot volunteers plowed ahead, fulfilling all their committed shifts.  Sometimes heated cars or Mark’s glassblowing business were used for a brief warm up.  Conversations ensued on the shifts, and customers were very appreciative that we were open.  And, to make sure our spirit wasn’t dampened, on Saturday the 23rd, Friends of Rotary, Doug & Brenda Little, showed up for their shift wearing Hawaiian leis. 
Thanks again to all of the Rotarians and Friends of Rotary who continue to volunteer at the bottle depot.  With any luck, the coldest days are now behind us.  Soon we will be wishing there was air conditioning.
Trudy Brown

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Last Week:  Club Forum

This month’s Club Forum on Zoom opened with member health check, O Canada and with 28 attending. MPres Trudy opened with a summary of correspondence received by Sec Lyn, including thanks from recipients of donations from PEFAC, Guatemala Literacy and B.C. flood relief. Treas Yvonne followed with her report for November & December which was very detailed and positive. Members were shown all the spreadsheets. Any member wishing for further information is welcome to contact Yvonne. Under Fundraising, MPres Trudy outlined the status of the major initiatives, maple syrup is a go, D & D and Bottle depot both on track, the annual fund-raiser/auction event is in the works and Rotary wine will be deferred.

Although Linda Donnville could not be present at the meeting, the Storywalk project that she is spearheading was reported on by MPres Trudy who also shared that Linda has reached out to Evan Nash to advance the possibility of a Rotary Youth Exchange host family being found in the area for 2023-24 Rotary year. Thanks were given to PPres Howard and John Inwood for their work on Honourary Membership of the Club with some policy guidelines and reaching out to existing Hon Members.  Incipient major support initiatives were also raised, including Foodbank relocation, summer camp places for youth and Kate’s Rest Foundation. An award of “Rotarian of the Decade” is under consideration with input from John Inwood as is an upcoming Past President’s Dinner. A reminder was given that Dave Robinet needs to transition his Program responsibilities to another member for which a volunteer is needed.

Then MPres Trudy presented a motion to donate $1750 to the HPE Learning Foundation to facilitate the start-up of an in-school component of the Food for Home Program to provide food for undernourished students at PECI, with a similar amount to be available once the program is up and running.  That was followed by much discussion about the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital.  Although we have met our commitment of $400k for the New Hospital, should we continue to raise monies to support other components, such as equipment.  More details will be forthcoming soon on this discussion.  David McKinnon raised the point that, as well as supporting hospital needs, the Club should be finding ways to promote preventative as well as reactive health care. David Smith also reminded the Club that there is an acute doctor shortage in the County and we might need to consider supporting ways to attract and keep doctors in our area.

In regular Club business, Bill’s bottle needs have been met in the short term and Ken has no immediate need for vaccination volunteers. Members were encouraged to check out the Club’s renovated website and update information, via Phyo, where necessary. Kim was congratulated on his birthday and the meeting closed in the usual way at 8.21.
Notes from Geoffrey Telling

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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week

Wednesday February 02, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: John Inwood, Ken Robertson, Jacques Michaud

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Barry Davidson, Norm Dodgson,  Seth Madhaven (FoR)


Saturday February 05, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: David MacKinnon, Norm Dodgson
Needed:  1 Sorter/Receiver

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Needed: 3 volunteers


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Feb 01, 2022 7:07 AM
Accessible beach mats
Feb 08, 2022 7:07 AM
Dealing with the Doctor shortage.
Feb 15, 2022 7:07 AM
Many Happy Returns
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
Pierre LeBrun
(February 04)
 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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