Edition: July 05, 2022

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

Club Bulletin for week of July 05, 2022
Ken Robertson
(New President's Address)

                  President's Message   
I am honoured to serve as President of the Wellington Rotary Club that is celebrating 20 Years of Service Above Self. District 7070 has recognized the recent work of our club with 3 special District Awards of Excellence.
The “Tibor Gregor Community Service Award” for the highly successful hospital fundraiser and the $409,000 donation towards our local hospital project. President Trudy Brown’s leadership also brought awards for Member Retention and outstanding Club Bulletins. WELL DONE EVERYONE.
Our new District Governor Iosif Ciosa (Rotary Club of Etobicoke) focused on the historical year ahead.  After 117 years Rotary has it first Female International President and she is a Canadian. Jennifer Jones (Rotary Club of Windsor) will kick of the year with a special Kids Against Hunger event, Live in Toronto and virtually in Belleville on July 5 th . 12 of our members will participate in a special food packaging
event at Loyalist College that day.
International President Jennifer Jones challenge all Rotarians with the Annual Theme
“Imagine Rotary.”
“The Possibilities in changes Rotary Members can make to
transform the world, a world that deserves our best.”
This past Canada Day weekend brought renewed optimism to our community with the return of celebrations including the Canada Day Parade. With the leadership of Bill Mitchell and Christine Dimitris we were able to prepare our float for the parade. Thanks to all our members who turned out to show some Rotary pride in the parade. Lana Whitteker and her Ribfest Committee had another highly successful day in the Wellington Park. Over a 200 orders of ribs were completely sold out and more than one of our smiling customers said our Ribs were the best ever. WELL DONE EVERYONE.

At this start of a new year take moment to reflect on our Rotary Values, “Equality, Diversion, Inclusion, Fairness, Building Goodwill and Better Friendships." They are the beacon that will help guide us through the year ahead.

Ken Robertson

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Last Week:  Club Forum

Last week's Club Forum was Pres Trudy Brown's last Rotary Meeting as president, with 26 members present and accounted for.  Trudy enquired about health of members Charles, Dick, and Linda.  All three were deemed to be doing better
Rotary song and O Canada were sung by the group, followed by a toast to the queen and Rotary Grace delivered by David Hawkins.  
After breakfast bagels were consumed, Treasurer Yvonne provided the treasurer's report, followed by details of the Maple syrup sales.  We all applauded that the maple syrup initiative netted $8,500.
The updates for communications and literacy portfolios were deferred since both Margo and Linda were not able to be present at the meeting.
Pres Elect Ken provided an update on the Rotary Camp of Hope, and indicated that an update on the food bank project would be provided at the July club forum.
Pres Trudy updated the club that the Board has agreed to issue a letter of support for the Kate's Rest Foundation aquaponics initiative so that it can be used when they are applying for grants and funding from various agencies.  Phyo provided a brief update that the KRF aquaponics initiative has received a grant from the Christadelphians, enough to set up an initial pilot installation.
PresTrudy indicated that the discussions with the County on continuing naming rights for the Rotary Room and the community centre were still pending.
Motions for funding presented and approved with 100% agreement:
1.   Zambia agriculture resilience program - sorghum growing
2.   Lovesong housing - affordable hosing for seniors
3.   Community Care for Seniors
4.   Storehouse Foodbank 
In other club discussions,
1. PP Howard informed the club that Dick McArthur has elected not to renew his membership but will retain a Friend of Rotary status.  
2. Pres Trudy presented Bill Pennell with his Paul Harris award from Rotary International.  
3. Barry Davidson presented the District 7070 awards won by our Club at the District annual year-end meeting.  They are:  Basil Tippette award for membership retention for the year, Best Community Project award for raising $400,000 for the New Hospital fundraiser project, and Communications award for the bulletin, broadcasting weekly meeting results and making a positive difference to the membership.  Pres Trudy Geoff and Phyo for their contributions to the weekly bulletin production.
4. Bill Mitchell was able to secure additional volunteers to fill the roster for this week's bottle depot operations.
5. Pres Trudy updated the club about the CML Snider scholarship awards for this year.
6. A group discussion about who was doing what for the Canada Day ribs fun-raiser and participating in the float decorations and procession.
7. Pres Elect Ken reminded the participants about the Kids Against Hunger food packaging event on July 5th.
8. Pres Trudy drew lots and awarded several T-shirts to worthy winners of the draws.
The Club thanked Pres Trudy for her dedication and service to the club as President and welcomed President Elect Ken as the new incoming President.
Meeting adjourned with the four way test at 8:40 a.m. 
Notes from Phyo Kyi

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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week


Wednesday July 06, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: John Inwood, Ted Nash, Ken Robertson, Norm Dodgson

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Dave Robinet, Christine Dimitris, Sethu Madhaven (FoR)
Needed: 1 Sorter/Receivers


Saturday July 09, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: David McKinnon, Paul Denault (FoR), Dave Wallace (FoR)
Needed:  1 Sorter/Receivers

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Dawn Cutler, Peter Campbell
Needed: 2 Sorter/Receivers


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Jul 05, 2022
New President's Inaugural Address
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
Phyo Kyi
(July 06)
Colin Fredericks
Jacque Michaud
(July 10)
 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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