Edition: July 19, 2022

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

Club Bulletin for week of July 19, 2022
Charles Dowdall
(PEC Affordable Housing)

                  President's Message   
What a wonderful summer week we are had in the County. So exciting to see the number of visitors
growing and our local businesses starting to return to prosperity after 2 years of COVID restrictions.
While Public Health had posted some no swimming signs on Wellington Rotary Beach because of poor
water quality for a few days, I had the opportunity to take my grandchildren to North Beach Provincial
Park for a afternoon picnic and a swim in the Lake. We are all so fortunate to have world class beaches
so close by.

Tuesday July 5 was a special Day for Rotarians in District 7070, International President Jennifer Jones
(Rotary Club of Windsor) visited us in Toronto. As part of her visit Rotary Clubs in this District
celebrated by teaming up to pack meals in support of Kids Against Hunger.

Volunteers from our club joined members of the Picton, Belleville, Trenton, Campbellford and Sterling Rotary Clubs at Loyalist College. Their four hours of teamwork along the assembly line resulted in the packaging of 10,000 individual meals.

World leading food scientist took nearly 3 years to develop a food package that contains 6 healthy
meals. The ingredients included a blend of quality rice, 6 dehydrated vegetables, 21 vitamins and
minerals, and vegetable proteins.

Kids Against Hunger is a registered charity that is dedicated to addressing one of societies greatest
challenges. Every hour of every day, children die of starvation and malnutrition related to disease and
these meals are slated to be shipped to Indigenous communities in the far north of Canada. The Rotary
Club of Wellington’s donation of $1000 will help pay for 2000 of these meals.
Our members on the packaging team were, Tim Cox, Lyn McGowan, Yvonne Buys, Barry Davidson, Ted
Nash and myself. Well done everyone.
Ken Robertson

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Last Week:  Evan Nash (Wellington Residents' Assoc.)

Guests: Barry’s daughter Lisa Saunders and her husband, Steve Saunders.
Speaker: Evan Nash, Chair of the WDBA (Wellington & District Business Association)
Evan spoke about the Heritage Conservation District that is proposed for Wellington, to include
Main St. and Consecon St. He noted that public consultation on this proposal was limited, due to
covid, and not all interests were represented. Concerns from business owners and property
owners have been heard, but broader social concerns were not adequately advocated for. He
believes affordability will definitely suffer under the proposal, and the vulnerable components
of the population in Wellington will be disproportionately affected. He expressed concern that
the proposal is being rushed through council.

Evan contrasted this with the excellent consultation process for the revitalization of Wellington
Rotary Beach, which brought in a good cross-section of input from the public. He advised that a
team of architecture students has been engaged to design and build a new “tollbooth” for
Wellington Rotary Beach.

He reported that the WDBA has been restarted and needs some people to step into leadership
roles. In his opinion, the County is working more effectively than ever before. In the past, the
automatic answer to every new request or suggestion was “No” but that has changed. Now,
Marcia (CAO), Lisa (Director of Recreation and Community Facilities) and Adam (Director of
Operations) try to smooth the way – they really do try to say “Yes”.

Finally, Evan advocated for the incorporation of a Resident’s Association and is looking for
members. He expressed concern that what we have now is not “urban planning” but “urban
reaction”. Best line of the morning – “Don’t plan for the village we are, plan for the town we are
going to be.”
Club business:
  •  Ken announced he is starting the canvas for hole sponsors and prize donations for the Golf
  • Tournament. Lana will be the point of contact for registration.
  • Lana announced that the Canada Day Ribs were sold out earlier than ever before, at 12:36.
  • Mike has volunteered to Chair the Anniversary Committee.
  • David McKinnon will lead the Wellness Committee
  • Ken closed the meeting at 8:07 sharp (!)
Notes from Lyn McGowan

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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week


Wednesday July 20, 2022

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

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Barry Davidson, Sethu Madhaven (FoR), Reg LaPierre (FoR), Dave Wallace (FoR)


Saturday July 23, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: David McKinnon, Peter Campbell, Bill Pennell, Chris Compeau

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Trudy Brown, Phyo Kyi, Julie Craig (FoR)
Needed: 1 sorter/receiver


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Jul 19, 2022
Redevelopment of "Dukedome"
Jul 26, 2022
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
 Member Anniversaries
Kim & Roseanne
(42 Yrs July 19)
Ken & Louanne Robertson
(44 Yrs July 22)
Peter & Josephine Campbell
(41 Yrs July 25)

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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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