Edition:  September 21, 2021

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

Club Bulletin for week of September 21, 2021
Rachel Henry

(Wellings Retirement Facility)

President's Message 
In 2008/09, the Rotary Club of Wellington undertook an initiative to install a boardwalk and interpretive signs at the local beach.  In turn, the beach was named Wellington Rotary Beach, with many locals and tourists taking time to learn about the area thru the signs, while enjoying the boardwalk, benches, and sun shelters.   Over the years, the Club traditionally does a cleanup of the boardwalk in the spring …broken boards are fixed or replaced, and sand that has blown in over the year is shoveled and swept off the boardwalk.   As I communicated a few days ago, it has been brought to my attention that some sand has accumulated in a few spots on the boardwalk, which can hinder folks using a walker, wheelchair or cane.  Perhaps someone has already been proactive and cleaned the sand off.  If not, at tomorrow’s meeting, I’ll ask for a few volunteers to take on the work …there is not much sand to remove, but it is a good public relations marker for the Club.
Here is a photo of a person discussing one of the signs with some of his grandchildren at the Wellington Rotary Beach:
Attention Gardeners: The Veseys bulb magazine, includes a full page description of how you can have beautiful spring tulip flowers and help end polio.  Get more info and order your box of 25 “End Polio Now Tulip Bulbs” through their website: 
And, just a reminder that the Rotary Foundation Walk in Trenton is next Sunday, September 26th.  For those donating to the walk, I’d like to collect your pledges at Tuesday’s meeting.
Trudy Brown

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Last Week:  Bill Hurst, Linda Donnville (Classification)
The meeting’s opening was slightly delayed by ‘Ziploc Issues’ (MPres Trudy) but the effort to provide beverages and cake was deeply appreciated. Barry joined by Zoom with three other members plus 24 present at the Legion. The main program was classification speeches from Linda Donville and Bill Hurst.

Bill began his speech with an explanation of his family background in Winnipeg with a sister and parents who were all lovers of classical music, especially the WSO. After meeting his wife at university, he settled in Toronto and had two boys. Bill built his career in architecture in Ontario, especially the design of the Seneca College campus and buildings. Also an accomplished artist (acrylic), Bill and his wife Karen have travelled all over the world. He and his companies are responsible for a multitude of buildings of all types. Fifteen years ago, Bill & Karen bought property in the County, and moved here full-time upon retirement. They now own a home with Lake Ontario waterfront in Wellington. He is a director of the Baxter Arts Centre in Bloomfield and a member of Probus as well as Rotary.

Linda was born in rural Etobicoke to parents who had immigrated from Ukraine and with four siblings. She attended Catholic schools at the junior level but went to a public high school, the principal of which gave her a demeaning personal assessment that both hurt and angered her also stimulating her to pursue higher education to an extraordinary extent at the University of Toronto, Brock, Cambridge (UK) and in Michigan. With this depth of scholarship and experience she has been able to excel at a number of different jobs and in her career, including running the graduate degree program in Sustainable Business at Centennial College. Her life experiences have included supporting a husband, raising two very successful daughters, caring for her mother for six years, discovering and falling in love with the County and buying a home in Consecon where she now lives, full-time.

After MPres Trudy’s Nobel and Pullitzer joke, the meeting proceeded to Club Business with Bill filling vacancies at the bottle return and Colin and Ken updating the Club on the Golf Tournament. The committee is hoping for a further 19 prizes so that every golfer goes home with something on the 30th. Volunteer needs for the day of the tournament were filled. The Foundation Walk will include the whole District. PPres Howard is continuing to work on the two up-coming events (FoR celebration and Memorial Garden). After wishing Liz a happy birthday, five couples were congratulated on their anniversaries - Yvonne & Chris, the Whittekers, the Cutlers, the Lattners and the Tellings. The meeting closed at 8.15.

Meeting Notes by Geoff Telling

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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week

Wednesday September 22, 2021

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Michelle Kosoy, Ken Robertson, Ted Nash, Dave Wallace (FoR)

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Barry Davidson as cashier
Needed: 3 Sorters/Receivers


Saturday September 25, 2021
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.:  Dave Robinet, Chris Compeau, Yvonne Buys, Christine Dimitris
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Margo Langford, Trudy Brown, Phyo Kyi, Doug Little (FoR)
Sep 21, 2021 7:07 AM
Wellings Retirement Facility
Sep 28, 2021 7:07 AM
Club Forum
Oct 05, 2021 7:07 AM
PEFAC Centre
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
 Member Anniversaries
John & Janice Inwood
(40 Years, September 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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