Edition:  October 05, 2021

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

Club Bulletin for week of October 05, 2021
Art Knight (PEFAC)

President's Message 
You gotta love it when a plan comes together.  And, boy, did we ever see the success of that at our Rotary Golf Day on Thursday.   Colin, Ken and the rest of the committee covered all the bases in their planning, from gift bags, prizes for all participants, to a delicious dinner whipped up by Legion members.  I’m sure all 72 golfers went home with a full belly, and lots of fun stories from the day.   Thanks again to the committee for all their efforts in making it happen.  Check out some pics from the day by clicking on the following link:  https://wellingtonrotary.ca/PhotoAlbums/2021-wellington-rotary-golf-day
Unfortunately our other big event of the week had to be cancelled because of the persistent rain on Sunday.   Our Friends of Rotary continue to be critical to our success at the Bottle Depot.  Without their volunteering, the operation would have been in trouble many days.  Our planned BBQ was meant to be a thank you for their support, as well as to allow us Rotarians to get to know them better.   With fall upon us, Past Pres Howard and his committee will defer the get-together to a date in the spring. 
Finally, thank you to new Rotarians Peter Campbell and Bill Pennell for cleaning off the sand on the boardwalk at Rotary Beach.   Well done gentlemen! 
Trudy Brown

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Last Week:  Club Forum 
The meeting opened on time with 23 Rotarians present in person, with 5 others joined via Zoom. On the topic of members' health, it was reported that Kim Lee's knee replacement surgery went well and he is already hobbling about on his own.  O'Canada was enthusiastically sung by the attendees, led by Liz Bosma and Bill Pennell.  It was by far one of our best renditions. Club Forum discussions subsequently started as follows:
Club Correspondence:  
  • cheques issued for education bursary for Ryan Brough, & adopt a village in Laos.
  • cheques received for golf sponsorship (which Lyn's dog ate part of but was still cashed by the bank), and thank-you note from Picton Rotary for our sponsorship of the apricot ribbon program.
Treasurer's Report:
Yvonne Buys provided a clear and crisp report of the club's finances to date. Bottle Depot proceeds are still very strong, D&D books sales still trickling in, and Golf Day registration fees have been received. As for major expenditures, there was the expenses for the shower build at Kate's Rest.  The cash box lock for the Bottle Depot has been fixed.
D&D books by Michelle Kosoy:  325 books published. To-date 304 books sold and accounted for. All those still holding books not yet sold, please return them to Michelle.
Golf Day last minute updates and announcements by Colin Fredericks and Ken Robertson:  Ken showed the sponsorship signs. 27 sponsors @$100 per sponsor has been achieved.
FaceBook Site has been cleaned up by Margo Langford, Director for Communications.  Margo will also publish a thank-you post for the 2020-2021 donors list on FB.  President Trudy informed the club that our wellingtorotary.ca domain name has been renewed for 5 years.
Wellington Rotary Beach:  John Inwood will convene the Beach Committee to address need for renewing the interpretive signs.   Bill Pennell & Peter Campbell have shovelled the sand off of the boardwalk recently, as per request received.
Changes proposed to Field of Dreams baseball diamond by the County:  Sue Cameron called President Trudy to request our club's support for the petition opposing the proposed changes.  Our Club will send a letter to the County to request that we be consulted prior to any decisions on changes to the said area.
Bottle Depot:  We are currently working with other Rotary Clubs like the Stirling club to clear their bottles through our depot.  We have received a request from Tweed to do the same. PP Mike Lattner will test feasibility and capacity to do so.
Motions resolved at September Board Meeting:
  • Request for funding by MADD to run education sessions in schools.  Declined, but we will consider supporting individual requests from local schools if they need funding to register for these sessions.  Education & Literacy Director Linda Donville will follow up.
  • Request for funding by World Parkinson Program, declined since it was too general and no specific program or benefit was identified.
  • Online request from Bowmanville Club to support a club in Uganda for a maternity ward.  Decision deferred until we can find out if a Global Grant is also included.
Public Relations & Membership:  photo-ops with Paul Greer, Kinsip, Kimball Lacey is to be schedule.  PP Howard Ziedenberg is organizing the memorial garden dedication ceremony, FoR gathering is scheduled for Sunday.
Bottle Bill's request for volunteers was fulfilled.  Liz Bosma drew the winning number for 50/50 but did not draw the Ace of Spades, so the 50/50 pot continues next week.
The meeting adjourned with the four way test.
From notes by Phyo Kyi

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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week

Wednesday October 06, 2021

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: John Inwood, Ted Nash, Linda Donville, Dave Wallace (FoR)

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Needed: 1 Cashier, 3 Sorters/Receivers

Saturday October 09, 2021
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.:  Ken DesRoches (FoR)
Needed: 1 Cashier, 2 Sorters/Receivers
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Trudy Brown, Phyo Kyi, Doug & Brenda Little (FoR)
Oct 05, 2021 7:07 AM
PEFAC Centre
Oct 12, 2021 7:07 AM
Indiginous Peoples Partnership
Oct 19, 2021 7:07 AM
Children's Foundation
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
Dawn Cutler (October 01)
Alastair Mathers (October 05)
Lyn McGowan (October 09)
 Member Anniversaries
Jacques & Janet Michaud
(32 Years, September 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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