Edition: November 1, 2022

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

Club Bulletin for week of November 1, 2022
Speaker: Bill Mitchell, Anniversary Founders Series

                  President's Message   
What an awesome week of warm fall weather, golf course were full and across the County residents were raking leaves and preparing their homes and yards for the winter ahead.   Will be nice to remember these perfect weather days when we are faced with January snowstorms.
Some Rotarians will soon be heading south with the Snowbirds looking for better weather in places like Florida or Arizona.   Starting in December we will be offering Hybrid Rotary Meetings every Tuesday until the Spring.   Members will be able to join our weekly meetings via Zoom.   This is one of the positive outcomes of the pandemic, many clubs are continuing to meet almost exclusively on Zoom but in most cases a hybrid model has proven to be successful.
Hurricane Fiona caused disaster conditions on the East Coast, communities in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia suffered devasting damage.    The Rotary Club of Wellington budgets funding in their annual budget to assist with disaster recovery.  This week members approved a donation of $1200 to the Red Cross who are coordinating assistance for Fiona victims.   The Red Cross advised that our donation will be matched by the Federal Government which will result in a total donation of $2400.  District 7070 Disaster Recovery Director advises numerous other Rotary Clubs are proving financial assistance as well.   Just another great example of the positive impact Rotarians make across the world.
Ken Robertson
Wellington Rotary Club President

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Last Week: Club Forum

Notes from Barry Davidson 
The meeting was attended by 19 Rotarians for our monthly club business.
With regard to Diners & Duffers book advertising, Norm asked members to give him leads with companies that the members might know and suggest. By the end of the meeting he had received five. Members are asked to make contact before mid-November.
Norm asked for a member to take the lead in the Spelling Bee project as Linda Donville is not available to do it this year. Dawn volunteered.
The Board decided to make a $100 donation to the Legion Poppy Fund. Ken congratulated Peter in recruiting 5 or 6 new Friends of Rotary (FOR) to help at the Bottle Depot. Ken will ask Bill Mitchell to prepare a list of the FORs and indicate which ones volunteer enough to be recognized with their own Rotary hat.
The Board recommended to the members that a donation of $750 be made to Polio Plus. Bill H. moved and William Mulholland seconded that the Club make a $750 donation to the Polio Plus campaign. Passed unanimously.
Ken related preliminary discussions with the Lion’s Club about supporting a request from an individual for $500 for plumbing repairs. Ken’s investigation lead to the question of a Wellington Community Trust, then to Social Services’ budgets for such repairs. Ken will continue to investigate options and he feels that our Club needs to have a person to liaise with Social Services when these requests come to our attention.
A reminder to respond to Phyo if you want to attend the seminar on Kate’s Rest hydroponics.
Concerning sponsoring children going to camp next summer, the Board is waiting to receive a report from the Children’s Foundation on feedback from this past summer’s programs before deciding what to do about managing our involvement next year.
Mike and Lyn reminded members that the 20th Anniversary Dinner will be held in Highland Hall on November 22, beginning with cocktails at 5:30 and a supper of ham or turkey at 6:45, cost $40-$45 per person.
Ken reported that the Club Archives have been sorted by Reg Gemmell and himself, down to two bins that will be kept by the President until an Archivist is chosen. Ken said that his time with Reg was a delight and Reg is a fountain of information.
A presentation cheque to the Hospital Foundation for $30,500 to pay for the AER equipment will be made soon. The equipment has been purchased and is being used already. Foundation Walk tax receipts are to come.
Ken encouraged members to make individual donations to the Rotary Foundation, reminding us that the money can come back to our Club’s projects when we apply for matching grants. Roger said that over 99% of donations come back to Clubs because the admin costs are mostly covered by the interest accrued on the funds raised. Ken sighted one way to donate was to put it in your will.
Lyn reminded members that to be eligible for matching grants that we had to have two members take the grant training course each year and the deadline is looming in November.
Howard moved and Tim seconded a motion to give $1,200 to the East Coast Flood Relief administered by the Red Cross. Passed unanimously. It will be matched 100% by the government. This uses up our budget for this expense category.
A request by the Mustafa family in Wellington to help buy new $5,000 personal equipment for their son who has spinal bifada is being investigated.
Joe, the Baker, has been very generous in providing service to our Club and to several other programs in Wellington, including the foodbank and the Anglican and United Church community suppers. He is being considered by the Board to be presented with a Paul Harris Award.
Tim gave a preliminary report on a potential Wellington splash pad project for the Club. The estimated cost would be $400,000. He was asked to prepare a more detailed proposal for the Board with assistance from Pierre and Lyn.
The 50:50 draw was not successful for Dawn this week.

 Rotarians, Save the Date!
November 22, 2022

Wellington Rotary 20th Anniversary, Highline Hall

6:00 PM  Cocktails

7:00 PM  Ham/Turkey Dinner

After Dinner: Rotarian of the Decade (2012-2022)

Price: $40 pp, Cash Bar      

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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week


Wednesday November 2, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: John Inwood (Cash), Roger, Dave Robinet

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Need Rotarian (Cash), Sethu M. (FoR), Glen Bailey (FoR)

Saturday Saturday November 5, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Need Rotarian (Cash), William, Shawn

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Dawn (Cash), Doug Little (FoR), Colin

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Nov 01, 2022
20th Anniv Founders' series
Nov 08, 2022
Nov 15, 2022
Burundi Water Project
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
Editors Note: Sorry, I missed Reg Gemmel's Birthday: October 23
 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.
Guest Editor: Mike Lattner
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