Edition: January 23 2024

Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of the Year:
Yvonne Buys

Club Bulletin for week of January 23, 2024
This Week: Michael Holtrum & Mellisa Tran
(County Food Hub)


President's Message

There are so many things going on, and coming up, I hardly know where to start!
On Sunday, our club ran its first-ever Electronic Recycling event. I confess, I was somewhat dubious of the timing. Midwinter, in Ontario, really? But the cold did not deter either our intrepid volunteers or the recyclers who eagerly lined up out to the road. From what I could see, it was a very popular, very successful event. A big “congratulations” to Norm for coming up with the idea and organizing the whole thing, and to his crew of Rotary volunteers who pulled it off.
Our first round of six Fellowship Dinners is being arranged and will be taking place over the next few weeks. I’m grateful to Roger for the initial suggestion and to him and Norm for the follow-through. I will be a guest at a dinner one week and host a dinner the next. I do hope this will prove to be just the first round, of many going forward.
Six of us have signed up to attend the Community Service Club Luncheon sponsored by the Rotary Club of Belleville, on February 1st. If anyone else wishes to attend, please let me know so I can update our hosts.
Finally, planning is underway for the PEC Family Day Event on Monday, February 19. The County’s advertisements should start appearing this week. Among other things, we will again be serving soup/chili to the participants at the Family Day Event and need to recruit Soup donors. On Tuesday, I will be asking for volunteers to solicit the local restaurants and will also circulate a signup sheet for our members who wish to provide soup or chili. More to come about other Family Day activities, later.
Lyn McGowan
President, Rotary Club of Wellington

Click Here for Pictures from the Electronic Recycling Event Last Sunday: 

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Last Week: Jennifer Loner (Hospice PEC)

Meeting Notes by Chris Compeau - January 16, 2024

The meeting was called to order at 7:07 am by President Lyn. There were 23 rotary members in attendance as well as guest speaker Jennifer Loner from Hospice PEC.
President Lyn welcomed all in attendance and provided an informative and inspirational ‘rotary moment’.
O Canada was sung and a prayer was spoken by David Hawkins.
A request for an update on any health issues among members was made.  Pierre reported that Reg Gemmel was briefly hospitalized for a respiratory ailment last week.  Lyn reported that Shawn Ellis is unable to attend today due to a lung infection.
Lyn circulated a signup sheet for the upcoming Community Service luncheon.
Tim reported that he will be leaving on a 10 week trip to Australia and offered up any interested rotarian Wellington Dukes hockey tickets.  The tickets were received by Pierre.
Roger reported great success with interest in the inaugural fellowship dinner program with 25 rotary members having signed up so far.  He circulated a signup sheet for this once again and indicated that dinner dates and assignments will be made soon.
Christine provided the speaker introduction for Jennifer Loner from Hospice PEC and indicated that Jennifer is both a friend and a neighbour.
Jennifer lives in Hillier and has been a member of Hospice PEC only since June of last year.  Hospice PEC is a charitable organization located in Picton that provides service to palliative clients and their families.  In particular Hospice PEC focuses on assisting with quality of life measures, dignity in death, and grief and bereavement support. 
There are both residential and community aspects to the Hospice program.  The residential component consists of a 3 bed hospice located in Picton.  Palliative clients are generally considered candidates for residential care when their activity level drops below approximately 30% of baseline. Once admitted, clients may survive days to months while receiving compassionate supportive care. 
Since 2013, approximately 480 clients have received residential Hospice care.  In addition, there is a community component to Hospice PEC.  This involves grief and bereavement support, respite care, companionship, as well as social and emotional support for both palliative patients and their families. The funding for the Hospice PEC derives from donations (72%), LHIN financial support (26%), and grants (2%). 
Jennifer highlighted the community volunteer program.  There is a 13 week training program during which volunteers are taught the principles of companionship as well as social and emotional support to palliative patients and their families.  There is an additional volunteer training component which focuses on grief and bereavement skills. 
Jennifer also indicated that the Hospice provides a practical caregiver training program for family members.  She encouraged all Rotarians in attendance to consider volunteering at the Hospice and provided numerous client testimonials.  Jennifer also outlined upcoming Hospice fundraisers such as ‘hike and bike for Hospice’ in June and an annual summer golf tournament.

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Barry Davidson's visit to Rotary Club of Kona Mauka, Hawaii

For those of us who will be visiting various locations aroound the world, remember to visit Rotary Clubs in the area and exchange banners for fellowship, as Barry has done in Kona Mauka, Hawaii.

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50/50 Draw This Week: $528

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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week


Wednesday January 24, 2024

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.:  Ted Nash, Roger Tessier

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Barry Davidson, Lari Langford (FoR)


Saturday January 27, 2024

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Bill Pennell, Alex Lacher (FoR)

10:00 a.m. to 12:00: Doug Henderson (FoR)

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Margo Langford, Phil McMillan (FoR)

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Birthdays & Anniversaries


Kim Lee
(Jan 26)


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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