Edition: November 30, 2021

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

Club Bulletin for week of November 30, 2021

Club Forum

President's Message 

In early 2002, a small group in the village began to explore the possibility of forming a Rotary Club, hoping to establish a service profile because of the area’s increasing role as a retirement destination and a growing interest in the fledgling wine industry.  After several months of meetings with members of the nearby Rotary Club of Picton (formed in 1943, so lots of experience and guiding wisdom), the Rotary Club of Wellington received its Charter in November 2002.  The evening celebrated its twenty founding members.  

As we celebrate the 19th anniversary of our Club, our 42 members can all be proud of belonging to such a vibrant and community focused service club.  There have been many changes within the community, and we have seen many new faces within the Rotary Club.  The constant that has remained is the visible energy and commitment that our Club has in supporting local and international initiatives, while also having fun.   Happy Anniversary!


Trudy Brown

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Last Week:  Club Initiatives Discussion
The meeting was opened by MPres Trudy with 23 members and 1 guest present, including David Smith who was with us in person for the first time in 18 months. David was warmly welcomed back and so was Norm Dodgson on his second visit to the Club. Barry and Peter joined by Zoom and MPres Trudy updated us on Bill Hurst's situation - physically better but stuck in Vancouver for a while longer. 

Since there was no formal program, MPres Trudy initiated discussion on a number of topics of immediate concern to the Club. The possibility of the Club participating in the Rotary Youth Exchange scheme was raised and, after Ted’s explanation of what would be expected of Wellington members, there was no volunteer to assume responsibility for this endeavour and the Club would not proceed with it, this year.
Dave Robinet informed us that virtually all the Diners & Duffers discount books had been sold but there are a few which needed tracking down. Anyone who can shed light on this should contact Dave asap.
There was then some discussion of the timing of our golf tournament next year and Colin confirmed that the WOTL Golf course owners had contributed $300 to the Foundation.
Chris and Pres Elect Ken led further discussion of the Club’s major goals and initiatives, specifically, the Foodbank relocation, Kate’s Rest and summer camp opportunities for young people. The Foodbank is currently supporting 446 individuals, including 132 children from the Wellington area as far west as Carrying Place. Its current premises are not at all suitable though some lessons have been learned from Covid restrictions. After considerable research, no suitable solution to relocating the Storehouse Foodbank has yet been found but the search will continue. The Committee on Kate’s Rest was scheduled to meet later that day by Zoom and more information would be available subsequently. The Club had received an offer from the Children’s Foundation to arrange for 12 camp places for $4,800 next summer but Pres Elect Ken is very clear that this must be run under the Rotary banner and opined that suitable candidates might be identified through contact with the Foodbank volunteers.
MPres Trudy also informed the Club of the possibility of buying and installing beach mats at the Rotary Beach to increase accessibilty, as has happened at Presqu’ile and Sandbanks Provincial Parks. Tim pointed out that this would be a desirably hands-on project as distinct from many that are financial assistance. She also shared that the Hospital Foundation is soliciting for ulta-sound and colonoscopy equipment to the tune of $210,000.

In Club business, Bill’s bottle depot volunteer needs were met. Christine reported on progress with arrangements for the Anniversary/Christmas party at the Legion on Dec 7th. She thanked Tim & Lyn for help sorting out the Club’s storage space and brandished a Wellington Rotary branding iron that had been discovered there. John gave an interesting back story on this article. Numbers of attendees are needed for the caterer by Dec 1st. Volunteers are requested to help with set up from 4pm and clear up after.
MPres Trudy reminded us of the next District Conference which will take place in Oshawa from May 13th to 15th and about which further information can be found on the Disrict Website. Finally, before the meeting closed with the 4 Way Test at 8.30, she updated us on the whereabouts of Jacques and his wife on their trans-Atlantic voyage.
From notes by Geoffrey Telling

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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week

Wednesday December 01, 2021

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: John Inwood, Linda Donville, Dave Robinet

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Yvonne Buys
Needed: 2 Sorter/Receivers

Saturday December 04, 2021
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.:  Bill Pennell, Ken DesRoches (FoR)
Needed: 1 Sorter/Receiver
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Trudy Brown, Phyo Kyi, Brenda Little (FoR)
Nov 30, 2021 7:07 AM
Club Business
Dec 07, 2021 7:07 AM
Good time
Dec 14, 2021 7:07 AM
Winterdance Dogsled Tour
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
Barry Davidson
(Dec 05)
 Member Anniversaries
Reg & Tina Gemmell
(43 yrs Dec 01)
Bill & Dot Mitchell
(38 yrs Dec 03)
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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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