Edition: September 27, 2022

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

Club Bulletin for week of September 27, 2022
Club Forum

                  President's Message   
The chill is in the air, the leaves are changing colour and there was even talk of early frost in late September.  Regardless Thursday was a great day for the Wellington Rotary Club.
The Rotary Club of Wellington's "Fall Classic" Fundraising Golf Tournament was a huge success.   72 Golfers enjoyed a great day on the Wellington on the Lake Golf Course in spite of some rain and cold winds.   The Staff at the Club have been working hard to provide excellent course conditions with the Greens running fast and true.    The great work of Lana Whitteker and the donations of the County and Christine Rutter (Exit Realtor)and others resulted in each participant receiving a special welcome bag filled with goodies, a mug and some golf tools.
The Wellington Legion with Dave and Brenda Silver and their volunteers provided a delicious dinner.    Prizes were awarded and while high powered teams like Ted Nash's and Pierre Lebruns did not come through the Couples Team of Robertsons and the Dodgsons took home top honours. The was as a result of outstanding play by Marilyn and Luanne, well done ladies.
The Hole Sponsors and Prize Donors will be recognized in the local media in the next week or two.   We are so fortunate to have their support.   Their donations and the participants support for the tournament, the 50/50 draw, the Silent Auction and the Putting Contest helped raise a significant amount of money in support of Rotary Camps of Hope for underprivileged kids in the county. (Final tally of Funds raised will be out later in the week)
Thanks to everyone for a great day but especially to Colin Fredericks.    Under his leadership the Golf Committee and their volunteers had a very successful Tournament. I was especially proud to hear so many positive comments from the participants.    
GET YOUR TICKETS for The Rotary Club of Wellington's Fall Dinner Dance. (With the "REASONS" for your dancing pleasure) This special evening of dinner and dancing will take place at the Wellington Community Center on October 15th.    Tickets are $75.
Ken Robertson

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Last Week: Shawn Brown & Vicki McDonald 
(RYLS Experience & Belleville Youth Centre)

Pres. Ken opened the meeting at 7:05 with 26 members present and 2 guests:  Shawn Brown (RYLS youth sponsored by our Club) and Vicki McDonald (from Belleville Youth Centre).   The usual singing of the Rotary song, O' Canada, and toast to the Queen/King was followed by Rotary Grace by David Hawkins, and breakfast of sweet and savoury provided by the Wellington Bakery was consumed.
Pres. Ken congratulated the breakfast committee for the wonderful improvement in our weekly breakfast. In inquiring about health of members, Pres. Ken asked whether anyone has spoken with Sharon Campbell. Michelle Kosoy and Lana Whitteker indicated that they had last spoke with Sharon about 4 - 6 weeks ago.
Liz Bosma introduced our speakers.  Shawn Brown attended the Belleville Youth Centre, then became a volunteer, and has since been hired as a Youth Peer Mentor in July 2021. He attended Rotary Youth Leadership Seminar (RYLS), sponsored by our Club in May, and described how the experience at RYLS helped him grow his skills and connected him to a group of people with different perspectives, taught him to "listen to voices behind the norm".  
Vicky McDonald joined Belleville Youth Centre & Belleville Wellnes Hub in Jan 2020.  Working with kids has always been her passion. She wanted to give the youth they deal with "the summer of a lifetime" (after the 2 miserable years of the pandemic).  They used the $500 donation from Wellington Rotary for youth excursions to the Big Apple in Coburg, Healing with Horses Santuary in Hillier (interacting with the pigs and goats and horses), and North Beach (twice).  With help of someone who was connected with the Toronto Argonauts, they also went to an Argos game, while the CNE was running, which made for a very challenging effort corralling the kids to stay together.  They were great experiences for the youth. Many thanks to the Rotary for their contribution,  Bellville Youth Centre serves youths ages 10 - 18 yrs old.  They also host a Youth and Young Adults 18 - 24 one evening a week as part of the Pathway for Employment program.
In other Club business, Barry provided an update on the efforts to find the FoodBank a new home.  Pres. Ken indicated that we were looking for volunteers to look at what we have in the Club's archives not. Dave Robinet volunteered to digitize the material after it has been received. Peter Campbell volunteered to review the material; Pierre Lebrun will ask Reg Gemmell if he will participate; John Inwood was pressed into assisting to determine what should remain in the archives,
Pres. Ken reminded everyone about the Foundation Walk on sunday afternoon at 2p.m.   For the Golf Day, everything is in place. All we need now is for the weather to cooperate. Every golfer will get a prize. Thanks to all the committee members and volunteers..
After the four way test, the meeting adjourned shortly after 8:20 a.m.
Notes from Lyn McGowan

Wellington Rotary Online Auction - October 01 to October 15
(Click on the Image Below to see What's on Sale)

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Picton Rotary Presents "An Ukranian Evening"
All Proceeds to Ukraine for Medical Supplies and Children Relief Program

November 08, 2022 / At Rotary Hall Picton Arena / Tickets $100
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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week


Wednesday Sept 28, 2022

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

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Barry Davidson, Dave Robinet, Christine Dimitris, Dave Wallace (FoR)


Saturday October 01, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Needed: 1 Cahier, 3 Sorter/Receivers

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Trudy Brown, Phyo Kyi
Needed: 2 Sorter/Receivers

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Sep 27, 2022
Oct 04, 2022
20th Anniv Founders' series
Oct 11, 2022
Indigenous Peoples' Group
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
 Member Anniversaries
Jacques & Janet Michaud
(33 Yrs Sept 30)

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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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