Edition: January 03, 2023

Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of the Year:
Bill Mitchell

Club Bulletin for week of January 03, 2023
This Week:  Sandra Barnes
(Hospice Prince Edward)

                  President's Message   

Happy New Year 2023!

Ken Robertson
Wellington Rotary Club President

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Reprint of Meeting Notes from December 20th:

Chris Compeau & Yvonne Buys
(El Camino de Santiago Trail Walk)

Notes from Barry Davidson

Our last meeting of 2022 was well attended plus two guests to hear Yvonne and Chris describe their journey on the Camino Trail starting September 13.

They followed the Napoleon Route which was 800 km starting in St. Jean-Pied-De-Port in France, traversing the Pyrenees and continuing through the Rioja wine region and along rolling hills of northern Spain and finishing at Santiago de Compostela, the burial place of St.James, 33 days later.

To prepare for the trip they trained by repeatedly walking from their house to the end of Huyck’s Point Road and back, a distance of 15 km, using walking sticks and carrying a backpack equal to about 10% of their body weight. They read “The Way” by Kathie Lee Gifford and “A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Camino de Santiago” by John Brierly and were advised by Liz Brown Davidson and Maria Hridova who had walked the Camino previously. Chris and Yvonne bought the Camino Ninja app which they used to book hostels and keep on the right track. 

Starting in France, each day they began at 6-6:30 and walked 5-6 km before breakfast. They developed a rhythm that enabled them to average 23 km each day, despite how they felt at the end of each day. The highlight for Chris was that they met numerous people from around the world, giving him a tapestry of connections. Yvonne was pleased with the physicality of the journey; they did 40,000 steps a day, but she appreciated more the mind clearing that happened that allowed her to relish the introspective of her mental state.

Club Business

Barry advised that the Rotary toques would be in after the New Year and those who had not paid for them could pay him the $26.

To assist David Hawkins with the weekly joke, Peter had prompted every other member who had a joke to tell, to deliver it today. About 10 others entertained us. 

Christine’s number was drawn for the 50:50 draw but she gave the chance to Margo because Christine had recently won. Margo did not draw the ace of spades.

Many members wished everyone Merry Christmas.

Note that there is not a meeting on December 27.

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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week


Wednesday January 04, 2023

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: John Inwood,  Ted Nash, Alex (FoR)

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Dave Robinet,  Doug Henderson (FoR)
Needed:  1 Sorter/Receiver


Saturday December 07, 2023

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Phyo Kyi, Bill Pennell, Lana Whitteker

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Trudy Brown, Peter Campbell,  Julie Craig (FoR)

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Jan 03, 2023
Exec Dir - Hospice Prince Edward
Jan 10, 2023
Rotary Foundation Fundraising and Grant Program
Jan 17, 2023
Prince Edward and Lennox Add'n Social Services
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
 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.
Guest Editor: Mike Lattner
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