Edition: November 8, 2022

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

Club Bulletin for week of November 8, 2022
Speaker: Phyo Kyi, Club Runner

                  President's Message   
We are all enjoying this summer like weather in the County with record highs this weekend.   It seems so far off but Christmas planning is starting this week with Lana coordinating our support for the local foodbank.
Our 20th Anniversary Celebrations are also being finalized for Tuesday November 22nd, Mike and Trudy will be look for payment of $40 for dinner for those attending this Tuesday.   We have had good response from some Past Presidents as well as Presidents of neighbouring Rotary Clubs who want to celebrate with us.
Tuesday 29th is a special day for Rotarians around the world.  On "GIVING TUESDAY" Rotarians are asked to consider a donation to the Rotary Foundation.   I am going to make a donation to mark the beginning of my first trip south in three years which starts on December 1st.   While I will be away for 5 weeks I will be joining the Tuesday meetings via Zoom and will coordinate the meetings with the help of Phyo and Trudy. 
It was so nice to welcome Chris and Yvonne back to our meetings after their 30 plus days journey on foot across Spain.  We will all be excited to have them give us a overview of their adventure at a future Rotary meeting...Thanks goes out to Lyn McGowan and Trudy Brown who filled in as Treasurer and Secretary,  we could not have done it with out you.
Ken Robertson
Wellington Rotary Club President

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Last Week: Club Forum

Notes from Barry Davidson
The meeting was attended by 23 Rotarians for a talk from another one of the founding members, Bill Mitchell. Bill first joined Rotary in Toronto and also was interested in becoming a Shriner for which he had to first become a Mason. He operated a paint store in Toronto but his life brought him eastward and he and his wife, Dorothy (Dot) opened a B&B in Wellington. Then, he was encouraged to be part of the founding group for the Rotary Club of Wellington 20 years ago. Bill has been a community builder, an artist, the foodbank Treasurer, and now the Bottle Depot volunteer coordinator. Over the 20 years with Rotary, what he remembers most fondly are the parades, the Beach cleanups and the informal house parties with members. Several members declared that Bill represents the best of Rotary in his dedication and effort on behalf of the Club and all members thanked him.
Other Club Business & Information: Chris & Yvonne where welcomed back after walking the Camino. Chris said the most memorable part was the people they met along the way. Yvonne treasured how the hike calmed her mind after the first couple of days.
Lana reported that Sharon Campbell was in the hospital and her husband, Hugh, expected she would move to assisted living next.
Lana requested that Rotary participate in buying gifts for the Storehouse Foodbank Christmas hampers, comprised of 40 throws and 18 adult colouring books and crayons, at an estimated cost of less than $1,000. Dave Robinet moved and Mike seconded that Lana be authorized to spend up to $1,000 to buy these gifts. Carried unanimously.
Colin stated that the final profit number from the golf tournament was $4,014. President Ken commended Colin for his successful leadership of the golf committee and for the increase in revenue over the previous years, most recently $3,000 last year. Colin announced that the date for next year’s tournament is June 15.
Ken reported on further discussions about a Community Trust with Social Services and announced that their local manager is enthused about the idea. He will make a presentation to Rotary so we can understand what is available from his agency and how we could help when we get requests for local assistance.
Mike 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 per person. Nominations for Rotarian of the Decade are to be in to Trudy by November 8.
A request by the Mustafa family in Wellington to help buy new $5,000 personal equipment for their son who has spinal bifada continues to be investigated. Leasing is an option being explored because he will grow out of the equipment in two years. A decision has to be made quickly because the equipment he was using has been returned.
Charles Lacey’s plaque has been mounted on the Memorial Wall at the Millennium Trail rest area in Wellington. Ken advised his family and they decided on a ceremony in the spring.
Dave Robinet reported a generous $250 donation when he brought in thousands of empty cans from the Timber Ridge Golf Club, and acknowledged the assistance of Ted in dumping then into the Bottle Depot bins.
The 50:50 draw was not successful for Lyn 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 9, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: John Inwood (Cash), Ted, Norm

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Dave Robinet (Cash), Christine, Rick Bobzener (FoR)

Saturday Saturday November 12, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: David MacKinnon (Cash), Shawn, Lari Langford (FoR)

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Open (Cash), Peter, Roger

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Nov 08, 2022
Nov 15, 2022
Burundi Water Project
Nov 22, 2022
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
 Trudy Brown, Nov 10
 Member Anniversaries
Michelle Kosoy, Nov 9

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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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