Edition: April 19, 2022

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

Club Bulletin for week of April 19, 2022
Suzanne Latchford
(Heal with Horses)

President's Message 
The first official Earth Day was on April 22nd, 1970.   In the decades prior to that, air pollution from industries and leaded gas, was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity.   
Over the years, Earth Day has triggered actions from many groups, and various government acts have been passed to help protect the environment.
This year, Rotary will be part of a Great Lakes Watershed CleanUp.  The Great Lakes contain almost 20% of the world’s fresh water and are arguably the largest source of fresh water on the planet.  Many Rotary clubs in Canada and the US, that border on the Great Lakes will be undertaking activities to help clean some of the 22+ million pounds of trash and pollution that ends up in the Great Lakes each year.
I encourage all Rotarians and their families, as well as our Friends of Rotary, to participate in this years cleanup of Wellington Rotary Beach on SATURDAY APRIL 23rd.  The forecast looks optimistic for our start time of 11am.  Please bring shovels, brooms and/or wheelbarrows, as well as your work gloves.  We will wrap up at 1pm with a BBQ lunch where we will introduce and honour our Friends of Rotary that volunteer their time to support us at our various local initiatives, including the bottle depot.   If you are unable to help with the cleanup, you are still more than welcome to join the BBQ and social time. 
To assist our BBQ committee in their food and drink purchases, please RSVP to me at trudy_home@hotmail.com if you are planning to attend the BBQ.

Trudy Brown

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Last Week:  Paul Nadeau (Hostage to Yourself)

The meeting was called to order on time by PP Mike with 21 members present in person and a further 6 joining by Zoom, including our guest speaker. Dave Robinet introduced his former police colleague and friend, Paul Nadeau, who, since leaving his job as a hostage negotiator has written several books, appeared on television and featured in the media for the insights he gained about human behaviour, particularly in stressful and dangerous situations. One of his best-sellers is titled “Hostage to Yourself.” 

Paul opened his presentation by explaining about his own, abused, childhood with an alcoholic and violent father and how this had consequences for him in school. In particular, he recounted his experiences with a teacher in Grade 7 who treated him cruelly or with ‘tough love’ at best. Fortunately for Paul, he did react in a positive way by becoming determined to show the teacher he was capable of success in his class which was recognised and led Paul to decide to join the police, which became his successful career. He entered the force at 21, four years after his father committed suicide, and joined the Youth Bureau investigating cases of sexual assault and violence against children. He later became interested in hostage negotiation and worked in that role. Two guiding principles informed his work - ‘as individual humans we all have far more similarities than differences’ and ‘we get back what we give out’. Regardless of our preconceptions, we should always pay others respect and allow them dignity. To illustrate his life lessons, Paul shared an extremely frightening experience when he was confronted alone by a serial criminal and police-hater who could have severely beaten or even killed him. He managed to defuse the situation by a gesture of concern for his aggressor and befriended him to the extent of taking Jimmy D to church after. Unfortunately his erstwhile antagonist was not able to turn his life around and ended up being shot dead by police some time later in another part of Canada. Throughout his talk, it was very clear that Paul possessed exceptional people skills, some of which had been learned through intensive training with the RCMP. He gave us some interesting tips about how to tell a person’s intentions through body language and answered questions from several members. Paul was thanked by Bill Hurst.

In Club business, some of Bottle Bill’s immediate vacancies were filled, sales of the D & D books are going well and the maple syrup is all but sold out. The Rotary beach cleanup and barbecue for Friends of Rotary will take place on Saturday April 23 from 11 am.
Notes from Geoffrey Telling

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Bulletin Story of the Week
Wellington Rotary Supports HPE Learning Nutrition Pantry Program
Wellington Rotary supports the HPE Learning Foundation with a $3500 donation to the PECI students' breakfast and groceries pantry program.  Pictured are:  Jennifer Lyons Nutrition Pantry coordinator and Angie Friel Vice-Principal PECI.  And, Maribeth Desnoo from HPELF.
The Food for Home program continues to be a focus of the Hastings Prince Edward Learning Foundation.   In addition to having snacks available in the school, meals or food vouchers have been provided to PECI students and their families in the past.  And, starting in January 2022, the Nutrition Pantry concept enabled students to take nutritious food home.  Students who are food vulnerable, can “shop” for dry goods, fresh vegetables and fruit and dairy products that they can cook and consume at home with their families …an initiative that has been well received by all.  Our donation will enable to Nutrition pantry pilot to operate thru the balance of this school year.

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Come and Help at the Wellington Rotary Beach Cleanup on Saturday April 23, 2022

Cleanup from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  BBQ to follow.  Bring shovels, brooms, wheel barrows, work gloves, etc..

Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week


Wednesday April 20, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: John Inwood, Ted Nash, Jacques Michaud

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Barry Davidson, Christine Dimitris, Sethu Madhaven (FoR)


Saturday April 23, 2022


9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Peter Campbell, Ken DesRoches (FoR)
Needed:  1 Cashier

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

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Apr 19, 2022 7:07 AM
Heal with Horses
Apr 26, 2022 7:07 AM
Business meeting
May 03, 2022 7:07 AM
Nurse Practitioners Association
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.
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