Edition:  October 26, 2021

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

Club Bulletin for week of October 26, 2021
Club Forum

President's Message 

Hard to believe that this is the last week of October.  With November soon upon us, it is time for all members to consider their involvement in the Club, specifically potential participation as a Board member for the 2022/23 year.  Although some of the current Board members may be willing to continue with their current portfolio, some may wish to step down.   Becoming a Board member will broaden your experience in the operation of the Club, and interaction within the District.  Currently our Board of Directors comprises of 8 positions …following are the positions that you can consider:

  • President-Elect:  with Ken moving into the President position in July 2022, we will need a new Pres-Elect, who would in turn become President for the 2023/24 year.
  • Club Secretary:  current incumbant, Lyn McGowan
  • Club Treasurer:  current incumbant, Yvonne Buys
  • Director, Communications & Public Relations:  current incumbant, Margo Langford
  • Director, Education & Literacy:  current incumbant, Linda Donville
  • Director, Governance & RI Integration:  current incumbant, John Inwood

The other 2 Board positions in 2022/23 will be President Ken Robertson, and myself as Past-President. 

In closing, I’d like to share a very thoughtful message that I received from David Hawkins regarding the Memorial Garden Dedication Ceremony:

"...I am thankful that Rowena and I were able to be present at the memorial garden event on Sunday October 17th. I had the privilege of knowing all those Rotarians who we honoured and hence their lives flooded back into my mind. Each one of these faithful men helped in their own way by laying a foundation stone that advanced the growth of the Wellington Rotary Club. The seed for loving your neighbour was sown in our community and has grown through their countless contributions and leadership. Truly they will ever be remembered by their individual names as each one of us stand before those garden pillars, especially on Remembrance Day.

Over the years, their endeavours have helped this club grow stronger and stronger like the tall tree that grows in the middle of this memorial garden.

Each one of these upright Rotary men, in their own way, and through their own accomplishments have helped to move the “Rotary Wheel” forward since 2002. I pray this universal wheel will continue to advance because of their inspiration. 

Certainly they were men of action- ever working for the needs of others, both locally and internationally.  We, as a rotary club, thank them posthumously for their faithfulness, loyalty and friendliness which made us into a family oriented group of ordinary men and women.  May they Rest In Peace..."

Trudy Brown

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Last Week:  Kim Henry (Children's Foundation)
The meeting opened on time with 23 members and our guest present in person and a further 7 members via Zoom. Kim Henry, Executive Director of The Children’s Foundation, was introduced by PP Phyo referring to her nineteen years of experience with non-profit and charitable organizations in fund-raising and leadership roles. Kim has a Master’s Degree in Philanthropy, has formerly worked for MADD (Mothers against drunk driving) and is a new Rotarian in the Belleville Club.

Kim began her presentation by quoting the Foundation’s Mission Statement: “To educate, inspire and engage our community (Hastings, Northumberland & PEC) to effect positive change and to bring resources together to improve the quality of life for at-risk children and youth.” Copies of the Foundation’s 2020 Annual Report and Summary Sheets of its Programs and activities were distributed. These materials may be accessed at www.thechildrensfoundation.ca or by contacting the local Foundation at 363 Dundas St W, Belleville, K8P 1B3 (613-962-9292). Kim highlighted the three core programs of the Foundation and gave detailed information on the numbers of young people receiving various kinds of support from university and college scholarships and bursaries to fees and subscriptions for many types of activities and sports including day and overnight camps. She also went on to describe several of the other programs which help mothers and their children, including the Helping Hands, Sleep Baby Safe, Angel Tree and Strive to Thrive initiatives. Then Kim took questions and comments from several members regarding collaboration with other agencies like the Wellington Storehouse Foodbank and the possibility of partnering to provide summer camp opportunities for underprivileged youth. Kim was thanked by Charles.

In Club business, Bill’s immediate bottle depot volunteer needs were met for the coming week. Ken has filled vaccination clinic needs for Nov 15th but openings still exist for Nov 1st. PP Howard reported on the Pumpkinfest Weigh-in and the Rotary Memorial Dedication which had taken place at the weekend. All those involved in the organisation, preparation and presentation of these events were thanked and congratulated. There were still tickets available for the Snowsuit Fundraiser from Chris and Lana are happy to continue to lead the Club’s participation in the Christmas Angel Program again this year. Lana also shared Linda Downey’s request for adult colouring books and materials plus fluffy throws. A motion to provide up to $1000 for this was agreed unanimously.

Linda Donville made a presentation to the Club referring to an article in the October edition of the Rotary Canada supplement that we receive with The Rotarian. “The Magic of Reading” reports on the activity of Tammy Hansen and other BC Rotarians who have established StoryWalks. A similar concept could be created on the Millennium Trail by our Club. A detailed proposal will be prepared and presented to the Club’s Board of Directors by Linda. Michelle was congratulated on the article in which she featured in last week’s Wellington Times. Birthdays for Howard, Reg and Geoff were recognised and the meeting closed in the usual fashion with the four way test.
From notes by Geoffrey Telling

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Busy Day at the Bottle Depot Last Week!

This picture is of the depot before clearance on Thursday...
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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week

Wednesday October 27, 2021

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: John Inwood, Linda Donville, Ken Robertson, Ted Nash

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Michelle Kosoy

Needed: 1 Cashier, 3 Sorters/Receivers

Saturday October 30, 2021
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.:  Bill Pennell
Needed: 1 Cashier, 2 Sorters/Receivers
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Needed: 1 Cashier, 3 Sorters/Receivers
Oct 26, 2021
Nov 02, 2021 7:07 AM
Classification Talk
Nov 09, 2021 7:07 AM
Up keep to your gardens
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
 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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