Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of theYear:

David Robinet & Phyo Kyi
Club Bulletin
This Week
David McKinnon
(Quinte Health Update)
September 22, 2020
Club #60346
District 7070

President's Message

Last week’s Pumpkinfest article in the Wellington Times highlights yet another COVID challenge that will not get the better of our community. Although the public events will not be happening this year,  the private weighing of the giant pumpkins will go ahead with the tradtional participation of the Rotary weighing teams.
Due to the recent announcement by Province which reduces the size of gatherings for the next 28 days; I would like to discuss the plans for the Memorial Garden dedication at this Tuesday’s meeting. Instead of limiting the number of attendees, we may need to consider postponing the dedication until next Spring.
Some highlights from the September 14th District Governor’s call with the Club presidents:
  • The Pickering Club has established a Corporate membership level which they put into their bylaws. The Corporation benefits by gaining a closer connection to the community and it also provides them with active club member participation for employee development. Pickering has created a membership document that will be forwarded to the DG.
  • The Toronto Club has nine membership levels including corporate, family and associate levels. Family memberships have a reduced fee to attract spouses and younger family members; the associate membership is a means to attract prospective members. 
  • Bowmanville ran a Summer program to engage youth by hiring four younger people. They applied for government grants to help subsidize their cost; branded them as Rotary’s Summer Squad; and had them working with the homeless community in Oshawa, organizing concerts for seniors, and assisting with fund raising.
  • On October 3rd, there’s a “Grow Rotary” workshop:
    • How are some Clubs growing?
    • How are some Clubs staying connected with their members?
    • How are some Clubs reaching out to their community?
Below is the Friend of Rotary hat that will be presented to each of our Friends that have been active at our Bottles Depot. I will be arranging the embroidery of the names on the back of the hat for the following:
Ken DeRoches, Doug Little, Paul Denault, Stephen Lockyear, Kevin Hanbury, Glen Bailey, Reg Lapierre, Alex Lacher, Brenda Little.

President Howard

Last Week:
Bob Jarvest (Dominican Republic Projects)

President Howard opened the meeting by welcoming guest speaker, Bob Jarvest, plus 3 returning guests from last week’s meeting: Bill Pennell, Yvonne Buys and Chris Campeau. 16 members were present in person and a further 11 by Zoom.
Bob was introduced by Karen with a brief bio and reference to the Whitby Sunrise Club’s project in the Dominican Republic in which he has had a major role for twenty years.
Bob showed an inspiring 15 min video of the project which continues to improve the lives of the poorest and most disadvantaged villagers in the area around Consuela. Solar power, clean water, hygiene, food and clothing are all part of the support to communities there.  Here are the highlights:
In January and February 2020, they installed
  • 45 solar light systems in houses,
  • 20 bio-sand water filters,
  • 2 swing sets,
  • 8 concrete floors,
  • 200 bags of food distributed,
  • 250 feminine hygene kits to schools, and
  • built 2 twin latrines in country schools.
There has been good progress in the past 20 years, but still there are half a million people living in extreme poverty, wirh no access to power other than kerosene, which is dangerous. 
Whitby Sunrise club has been involved in D.R. since 1998. Since then, infant deaths have been reduced, an adult training school has been established, providing training for 300 students/year, an "adopt a senior" program has been established that provides one hot meal per day to the elderly, and collected and distributed new and gently used clothing and shoes. People in D.R. are "poor in wealth but rich in spirit".
The impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic has been severe in the D.R. and has curtailed virtually all of the ‘hands-on’ activities by Canadian Rotarians at present. There are half a million people infected, with death count of  about 2,000. There is a curfew from 8pm -5pm.  Bob will be applying for a district and global grant and any support provided from the Wellington Rotary will be helpful.
Bob answered questions from Liz, Bill Pennell, Tim & David H. He was thanked by Dave R.
Bill Mitchell called for additional bottle depot volunteers needed for Saturday.
The on-line auction opened today. Mike explained how to access and navigate the Auctions32 site. Barry’s thermometer was unveiled.
An official opening ceremony for the Memorial Garden is planned for Oct 4 @ 2pm. More info later.
Mike was thanked for his publicity work on the County Grapevine on 99.3 FM.
Cheque for $100,000.00 donated to Back the Build for the new Picton Hospital at event last Friday, well-attended.
No-one seems to know quite what is happening with the Service Club signs at the east end of townW
Lynn requested some volunteers to pick grapes in the near future to assist David Gillingham, the vintner responsible for the Club’s fundraising red wine.
The meeting closed at 8.06 after the 4 Way Test.
With notes from Geoff Telling & Secretary Lyn McGowan

Wellington Rotary Online Auction

The Online Auction launched on schedule on September 15, and there is currently very vigorous bidding activity going on.  DON'T MISS OUT ON BIDDING ON YOUR DESIRED ITEMS!!!  Click on the poster below to go to the auction:
Domaine Darius Wellington Rotary Red Cuvee
Wellington Rotary and Domain Darius winery present 
David Gillingham's limited edition Rotary Cuvee 2018.
The idea of a Rotary wine to raise fund for the new hospital building fund was hatched by Past President Brian McGown and winemaker David Gillingham.  
The result is David's unique and exquisite blend of Marquette & Petite Pearl.  The Marquette was sourced from Brian & Lyn McGowan's Hollyhill vineyards.  Rotarians hand-picked the Petite Pearl grapes from a vineyard in Waupoos.  100% of sales go to PEC Hospital Foundation.
Order yours now for $40, by calling 416 831-9617
David's CUVEE 2018 - at Domain Darius
1316 Wilson Road, Bloomfield ON
Sep 22, 2020 7:07 AM
Quinte Health Updates
Sep 29, 2020
Oct 06, 2020
Bottle Depot Projects Theirs and ours
Oct 13, 2020 7:07 AM
PEC Memorial Hospital Project
View entire list

Birthdays & Anniversaries 

Member Birthday
Member Anniversaries 
Geoff & Sue Telling
(51 Yrs : Sept 20)
John & Janice Inwood
(39 Yrs : Sept 25)
Jacques & Janet Michaud
(31 Yrs : Sept 30)
Anniversary of Joining Rotary
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

We are needing additional volunteers for both Wed & Sat.  Please contact Bottle Bill to sign up!

Wednesday September 23, 2020

9:00 - 11:00

Cashier/Receiver:     David Smith
Receiver/Sorter:       John Inwood
Receiver/Sorter:       Ted Nash
Receiver/Sorter:       Donna Nash

Saturday September 26, 2020

9:00 - 11:00

Cashier:                 Bill Mitchell
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Receiver:               Ken Robertson
Sorter:                   Bill Pennell
Sorter:                   Kevin Hanbury


11:00 - 1:00

Cashier/Receiver:     Parker Gallant
Receiver/Sorter:        Reg LaPierre
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11:00 - 1:00

Cashier:                    -----------------
Receiver:                  Phyo Kyi
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Sorter:                      Trudy Brown
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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.
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?