Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of theYear:

David Robinet & Phyo Kyi

Club Bulletin
This Week
Lisa Lindsay
(Update on Wellington)

December 15, 2020
Club #60346
District 7070

President's Message

On Monday, December 7th, I attended the District’s monthly Presidents call. Some of the highlights from the call were as follows:

  • The District would be pleased to have a guest speaker from the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee attend one of our Club meetings. Our DG mentioned that we may wish to have Courtney Doldron speak to us at one of our meetings.

    The mandate of the District 7070 DEI Committee is to: 
    • contribute to the implementation of the RI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement in District 7070 and to the relevant goals of the Rotary District 7070 Strategic Plan,
    • enable District 7070 and clubs to grow and better reflect the communities we serve and to be inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities,
    • develop policies and best practices to make our district and clubs more welcoming, inclusive, and appreciative of each other,
    • provide opportunities to foster greater understanding and awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion matters, including DEI training; and,
    • initiate activities to publicly celebrate our district’s wide range of diverse members with an understanding that we are open to all.
  • On Saturday, April 24th, our District along with 10 other Rotary Districts that are geographically covered by Great Lakes Watershed, will be participating in a clean-up of the Great Lakes and rivers area. I would like to see suggestions from our members on how we could participate in this event.
  • On December 20, 2020, the Bowmanville Club will be hosting the “Online Rotary Concert for Feed the Need” for Durham Region - tune-in and make a donation. The concert will feature more than 20 performers from all different genres, all donating their time and talents to raise funds for Feed the Need in Durham.

  •  So far, 25 Clubs in our District have donated to the Beirut Hospital Recovery and the District has subsequently increased their grant from $15,000 to $25,000.

  • At one point, the ZOOM session was broken out into separate “rooms” of 5 or 6 presidents where we reviewed how our year was going, and our plans for the balance of the year.

  • A number of Clubs have experienced member growth, and RI is up 25,000 members this year. (Wellington has six new members).

This being my last Bulletin letter for 2020, I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukah; may all your Holiday and New Year celebrations be fun and safe. All the best to you and your families for a healthy and vibrant New Year; and I’ll see you on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021!

President Howard


Last Week:
Jacques Michaud, Yvonne Buys

President Howard opened the meeting with 21 members present in person and a further 9 by Zoom.
After an up-to-date on members’ health, Jacques Michaud gave his classification speech. Raised in Cornwall, Ontario, from Quebequois and American stock, he studied mechanical and electrical engineering at Queen’s and met his wife-to-be, Janet. From 1988, he worked on the Canadarm for NASA’s Space Shuttle program, followed by employment at Alcatel as a Principal Systems engineer in signalling and control for urban public transportation. His, and his wife’s, passion for many years has been sailing, both racing a Shark for twenty years and cruising out of Midland. His father-in-law’s house on Narrow Street, Wellington, has been totally renovated for the couple’s retirement recently.
Yvonne Buys was the second new member to give her classification speech. She explained that she had lived most of her life in the Scarborough/Toronto area, the child of Dutch immigrants to Canada, growing up with two sisters. She attended medical school at U of T, specialising in Opthalmology and, in particular, Glaucoma, practicing as well as researching and teaching. She is married to the ‘love of her life’, Chris Compeau and they have two daughters, Erin & Emma. She and her husband bought the Pearson farm property near Wellington prior to her retirement and it has been extensively renovated. Inspired by former President, Brian McGowan, they have engaged in several projects on the property including bee-keeping, chickens and, recently, rabbits. Her pastimes include cycling, fishing and bird-watching.
Both speakers fielded questions from members.
New member Linda Douville, sponsored by Parker, was inducted into the Club by PH. Nyden K’s membership is imminent.
Trudy reported that Rotary masks would soon be available. 
PH was pleased to announce that a full slate of officers on the Board had finally been achieved for the Rotary 2021-22 year with Trudy becoming President, Yvonne, Treasurer and Ken, President Elect. Margo would continue with Fundraising and Communications, possibly transitioning responsibilities to Nyden at a future point. Other members would remain as at present.
Pierre thanked Tim for help with an emergency power situation.
The meeting closed at 8.10 with the Four Way Test.
Geoff Telling
Remember to Come to the Meeting in Your Best Christmas Outfit!
If you are coming to the Dec 15th Rotary Meeting, or just Zooming into the meeting, remember to come dressed in your most excellent Christmas sweater/outfit!
We're Getting Closer to Our Target $400Thousand for the New Hospital

Pictured here is Treasurer Trudy Brown at the Bottle Depot with her red paint to update our progress on the thermometer for the fundraiser target for the New Hospital.  It looks like we are past the $300Thousand mark!

Dec 15, 2020 7:07 AM
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Dec 29, 2020
Jan 05, 2021 7:07 AM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries 

Member Birthday
Member Anniversaries 
David & Betsy Mackinnon
(47 Years - Dec 29)
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

Wednesday December 16, 2020

9:00 - 11:00

Cashier/Receiver:     John Inwood
Receiver/Sorter:       Parker Gallant
Receiver/Sorter:       Ken DesRoches

Saturday December 19, 2020

9:00 - 11:00

Cashier/Receiver::    Bill Mitchell
Receiver/Sorter:        John Wiens
Receiver/Sorter:        Kevin Hanbury


11:00 - 1:00

Cashier/Receiver:     Ted Nash
Receiver/Sorter:        Rejean LaPierre
Receiver/Sorter:        Ken Robertson

11:00 - 1:00

Cashier/Receiver:     Parker Gallant
Receiver/Sorter:       Howard Ziedenberg
Receiver/Sorter:       John Heeringa
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?