Edition: April 05, 2022

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

Club Bulletin for week of April 05, 2022
Brian Hart, Ryan Brough, Dr. Michael Shannon
(Kate's Rest Foundation)

President's Message 
It’s April … and although the Omicron variant is still very much around us, there is a sense of more optimism that we are going to get through this.  Events that have been cancelled or non-existent for the past 2 years are being re-scheduled.   In addition to our current sales of Diners & Duffers books, and our ongoing Bottle Depot operation, following are some upcoming events that our Rotary Club should be aware of:
  • Saturday April 23:  Great Lakes Watershed Clean Up (as part of PEC Trash Bash, and in support of world-wide activities supporting Earth Day).  The day will be focused on removing sand from the boardwalk, picking up any trash, and clearing any other debris from the beach.  We are targeting to start at 11am, and wrap up with a BBQ at 1pm.  Rotarians and Friends of Rotary and other community volunteers are all welcome.   At the BBQ, we will introduce and thank our Friends of Rotary, who have been critical to our bottle depot operations.
  • May 13 to 15:  District 7070 Conference at the Courtyard Marriott in Oshawa.  Friday afternoon offers golf or a tour of Parkwood Estate, followed by a social event in the evening.  There are 5 key note speakers for the Saturday and Sunday morning plenary sessions, 4 breakout speakers on Saturday afternoon, and The Sentimentalists for the Saturday Gala Dinner entertainment
  • Tuesday June 21:  Past Presidents Dinner.   Our traditional Past Presidents Dinner returns after being cancelled in 2020 and 2021.   The event will be held at the Wellington on the Lake Community Centre.  More details will be shared as the date gets closer.  There will not be a breakfast meeting that morning.
  • Friday July 1:  Canada Day!    Stay tuned for more information on this one as the Wellington community plans for the return of Canada Day festivities.  For Rotary, that will likely mean participation in the parade, and Rotary Ribs at the park. 
Trudy Brown

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Last Week:  Club Forum

The March Club Forum was opened in the usual way including a check on members’ health and with 23 attending in person and a further 9 joining via Zoom. MPres Trudy up-dated the Club on Correspondence regarding the application to RYLS by Shawn and payment for the Web design makeover.

Yvonne presented her Treasurer’s report which covered the fact that the Bottle Depot earnings are already at 92% of budget, a deposit has been paid to the Reasons and both the general and hospital funds are in good shape (more specific figures may be obtained directly from Yvonne). Then MPres Trudy explained the up-coming Rotarian of the Year and Rotarian of the Decade awards which members will be voting on soon, with the caution to acquaint ourselves with the relevant protocols and criteria for these.

Margo’s role in Communictions and Public Relations is being transitioned to Christine, as previously reported, and there has been significant publicity for several of the Club’s projects. Linda gave the Club an up-date on the Storywalks Project including that a municipal grant of $5,000 had been applied for to cover the pilot aspect. She thanked Ted for his ground-breaking concept for securing the ‘books’.

MPres Trudy suggested how the Club can contribute to the Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup on or near Earth Day this year on April 22nd. This could take the form of our annual Rotary Beach cleanup (sand and boardwalk) as well as a Barbecue to which Friends of Rotary would be invited and celebrated. This could happen on Saturday April 23rd. There was then some discussion of Canada Day i.e. whether the Club would continue to offer ‘Ribs in the Park’ as previously especially if there was not going to be a Wellington Canada Day Parade. The latter is still up in the air as there is no longer a functioning Recreation Committee for Wellington. In addition, if we do have a presence in the Parade, Bill Mitchell needs to hand over that responsibility to someone else after many years in the ‘job’. 

MPres Trudy then requested member approval for five motions to donate to: HPE Learning Foundation for their Food Pantry scheme ($1,750), Alternatives for Women ($1,000), Quinte Access ($2,000), Quinte Sailability ($1,000), CML Snyder (cost for breakfast program & athletic awards). All were passed by large majorities. She then went on to reference the EREY program and how the Club handles this which occasioned some discussion including if there are other ways than paying the US$ 1,000 to get a Paul Harris pin. Practices at other clubs such as Picton Rotary were cited. Our Club’s proposal for the Camps of Hope project will have been presented to the Children’s Foundation by time of publication. A generous donation to Polio Plus had been received from Rick Middleton, for which he was thanked. 

In Club Business, all is currently covered for the Bottle Depot but volunteers will increase to four per shift and masks are no longer obligatory. The maple syrup which has proven very popular again this year is ready for collection. Contact Yvonne at (647) 200-5682 for collection @ $20.00 per bottle. The Duffers & Diners books have been corrected and are selling well. Breakfast will no longer be provided by Hello, Bonjour but MPres Trudy has reached out to Maria Rogers with a possibility of a return to cooked meals. After congratulating Linda on her birthday and the 4 Way Test, the meeting closed at 8.20.
Notes from Geoffrey Telling

Rotary Maple Syrup Available NOW!

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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week

Wednesday April 06, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: John Inwood, Ken Robertson, Ted Nash

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Barry Davidson, Christine Dimitris
Needed: 1 Sorter/Receiver


Saturday April 09, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Chris Compeau
Needed:  1 Cashier, 1 Sorter/Receiver

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Dawn Cutler, Doug & Brenda Little (FoR)

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Apr 05, 2022 7:07 AM
Kates' Rest update
Apr 12, 2022 7:07 AM
Author of Best Seller - Hostage to yourself
Apr 19, 2022 7:07 AM
Heal with Horses
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
Lana Whitteker
(April 05)
Norm Dodgson
(April 11)

 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.
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