Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of theYear-Barry Davidson
Club Bulletin
December 3, 2019
Club #60346
District 7070

President's Message

This past weekend, Mary & I attended the coffee morning at the Wellington on The Lake Community Centre. It is a weekly Saturday morning thing, you bring your own cup and pay a loonie per person.  Each coffee morning is usually sponsored by someone or group within the community.  This past Saturday was sponsored by The Ladies on The Rocks, (Calendar Girls), for which I did the photo’s.
This was a special day, as they were making their final donation to the charity of their choice “ Alternatives for Women “ (Vi’s Place).  You will recall that the ladies from Alternatives for Women were in to speak to our club recently and we made a donation to them ourselves.  The Ladies on the Rocks had a vision, and went after it. They got their photos done, looked after getting them printed, did their own promotion and sold their calendars themselves.  In April of this year, they did a launch to the dismay of many local residents. That was until some of those people saw and realized the efforts that the ladies had put into the calendar and what they didn’t show.
Christine Trulson, who headed up the group got the idea from the movie Calendar Girls. She found Alternatives for Women as their charity group and set an aggressive goal.  Her goal was set at $20.000.00 to be raised through the sale of their calendars.  A very impressive goal indeed and in turn had $15000 calendars printed.  The ladies worked tirelessly, working every weekend at the Saturday market here in Wellington, going to various parades and or functions throughout the County and just about anywhere they could set up. They found that not only did they sell their calendars in Ontario, but visitors bought them to take home with them across Canada. Some calendars even went to Germany, Spain and various parts of the UK.
Many people just donated to their cause as well.
Saturday was the wrap up and second half or their donation with a big cheque presentation to Vi’s Place, bringing their total to $24.000. They are thrilled as this far exceeded their goal.  A big congratulations should go out to Christine and her brave ladies for following through with what started out as a vision and finished with a huge impact.  How fitting that the final donation from them was just two days before the opening of the new facility (Vi’s Place). 
When I look at what these ladies have done, it also makes me think of our club and how dynamic we are. We too have visions and goals and many people that have committed to making the lives of people we touch, a little better. I think of the ladies working every Saturday selling their calendars and compare their work to ours with the bottle depot. It takes time, commitment, an awful lot of effort and dedication and a strong will to pull it all together. Thank you to all who give their time to help improve the lives of others.
Our actions speak loudly and we are what our Moto stands for,  Service above Self.
Dave Robinet

Last Week: Club Forum

  • Treasurer’s Report - Trudy issued the October report to the Club. There were no questions from the membership.
  • Fundraising – preparations for the 2020 Diners and Duffers are ongoing.
  • Communications:
    •  Sharon commended Barry for the excellent job he did at the District Conference with his display table promoting our Rotary Wine, plus the County itself.
    • Sharon also mentioned that the Wellington Times didn’t run any publicity prior to the Breakfast with the Dukes, but they did have a staff photographer attend the entire event.
  • Membership:
    • The Club has recently added two more Friends of Rotary.
    • Faye Moxam was formally inducted into the Club.
    • Alastair Mathers delivered his Classification Speech.
    • There was a discussion regarding making Sharon Armitage an Honourary Member, and about the process in general.
  • President Dave Robinet conducted and reviewed a number of motions:
    • The board recommends a donation of $1000.00 from the Foundation to Vi’s Place ( Alternatives for Woman ) – carried.
    • That the board approve a request for $500.00 for the 2020 Quinte Science Fair on the 18-April 2020 – carried
    • The board is seeking approval by the membership to use unallocated Paul Harris points for the purpose of awarding a worthy candidate a Paul Harris award – carried
    • The board recommends that the Club donate $1000.00 from the Foundation to the Wellington Auxillary Rescue Association - carried
    • That the club donate $500.00 from the Foundation to the Alzheimer Society – carried
    • The board recommends the donation of $1000.00 from the Foundation to the Wellington Food bank for Christmas hampers – carried
    • The board moves not to support the Prince Edward Curling Club by purchasing a new rock handle for $300.00 – carried
    • Motion to donate $300.00 to the Canadian Ski Patrol - denied
    • The board moves not to support the Rotaract Canada Multidistrict Information Organization - carried
  • Alastair Mathers Classification Speech
    • Alastair is a retired Fisheries Biologist who spent 35 years working in research, habitat restoration, and management
    • Alastair has 2 sons, Hugh and Graham who live in Kingston
    • Alastair and Mary Jane, who is part of the local family health team, live on Huyck's Point Rd.
  • Parker and Suzanne Gallant have volunteered to host next year's Anniversary Dinner       



Up-coming Events  

Tuesday, December 17, Christmas Dinner at the Legion. No morning meeting on that day. Please bring your money, $27 per person, to Pierre LeBrun by December 10.


Dec 10, 2019
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Birthdays & Anniversaries

Member Birthdays
Barry Davidson, Dec 5
Reg Gemmell & Tina, Dec 1
Bill Mitchell & Dot, Dec 3
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 Next 4 Weeks

9 - 11
10 - 12
11 - 1
Monday, December 2
Tim Cox
Kim Lee/Mike Lattner
Wednesday, December 4
Ken DeRoches
Reg Lapierre
Geoff Telling
Parker Gallant
Saturday, December 7
David MacKinnon
Sharon Campbell
Phyo Kyi
Pierre LeBrun
Dave Robinet
Monday, December 9
Tim Cox
Kim Lee
Wednesday, December 11
John Inwood
Reg Lapierre
Barry Davidson
Gerry Stewart
Michelle Kosoy
Saturday, December 14
John Wiens
Faye Moxon
Geoff Telling
Alex Lacher
Howard Ziedenberg
Monday, December 16
Tim Cox
Kim Lee
Wednesday, December 18
John Inwood
David Smith
Parker Gallant
Ken DeRoches
Colin Fredericks
Saturday, December 21
Ken DeRoches
Faye Moxon
Alastair Mathers
Ted Nash
Bill Mitchell
Monday, December 23
Tim Cox
Kim Lee
Wednesday, December 25
Saturday, December 28
John Wiens
Dave Robinet
Howard Ziedenberg
Trudy Brown
Phyo Kyi
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?