Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of theYear-Barry Davidson
Club Bulletin
Today: Tina Jones,                  CML Snider Public School
January 14, 2020
Club #60346
District 7070

President's Message

We complain when it is hot, we complain when it is cold and we complain when it rains, well at least some of us do!
Weather is one of those things that is completely out of our control. It affects how we dress, what we do outside and how we likely will get to where we are going.
This weekend was one of those weekends that was pretty nasty with fog and rain and chilling weather, and we of course had the bottle depot. 
Many thanks to those that stood outside and inside the bottle depot, collecting bottles and cans so that we can help bring good things to our community and other areas around us.
The thought has been planted for a district wide donation to assist with relief in Australia.  Nothing has been decided or put into place at this point, but at least the bean has been planted.
Our thoughts go out to all of the families who lost loved ones in the plan crash in Iran. It is too hard to personally realize the gravity of the grief & family devastation that this has caused.
Dave Robinet, President

Mayor Ferguson

Mayor Steve Ferguson reflected on the challenges facing County Council.
Lack of affordable housing is #1.  The price of houses rose 57% between 2015-2019 and the rental vacancy rate was 0.8% in 2019. Council has identified two sites suitable for affordable housing: the old Wellington arena land, where the goal is to get the site “shovel-ready” and the Queen Elizabeth School property. Council also looks to increase supply of new housing. Projects under discussion could add 2300 housing units over 10 years.
Challenge #2 is flooding along the shoreline;  water levels remain 18” above average for this time of year.
Mayor Ferguson shared other news: The new CAO, Marcia Wallace, came on board in December with an impressive resume. Municipal budget priorities are: addressing insufficient funding for maintenance/renewal of core infrastructure (water, waste water, roads) and increasing revenues. An accommodation tax and a gate levy at provincial parks are being introduced and assistance is being sought from the province/federal government for infrastructure funding. Re the new hospital, stage 3 approval is overdue but expected imminently and he thanked the Rotary Club for our leadership in fundraising. An engineering study is underway re a new water tower for Wellington. Re a point of contact with County staff, to get things done, contact Todd Davis.
Other Business:
John Heeringa gave his classification speech. He was born in Ajax and worked at GM for 31 years, where he looked after 6 million square feet of buildings. He retired 11 years ago at age 51 and moved to the County with his wife who was originally from Cherry Valley. She died of cancer in 2014. He married his new wife Robin in 2016.
President Dave asked us to give thought to how we can help the wildfire victims in Australia. 


Up-coming Events  

Monday, February 17, Family Day.  Annual Family Day Community Event at Highline Hall. Family Fun and games with free Soup Lunch coordinated by Rotary.

Jan 14, 2020
CML Snider Public School
Jan 14, 2020 7:07 AM
Classification talk
Jan 21, 2020
Prince Edward Lennox Addington Social Services
Jan 28, 2020
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Birthdays & Anniversaries

Member Birthdays
Parker Gallant         January 16
Member Anniversaries
David & Rowena Hawkins
Jan 19
John Wiens & Brenda Hellyer
Jan 20
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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O Lord and giver of all good
We thank thee for our day food
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Help us to serve thee all our days.
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2.  Is it FAIR to all concerned?
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