Edition: May 03, 2022

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

Club Bulletin for week of May 03, 2022
Karen Clayton-Babb
(Nurse Practioners Association)

President's Message 
Finally…we are getting some consistent spring like weather.  The sounds of spring are also there, with construction and/or home improvement projects …along with the buzz of lawn mowers and edge trimmers …and, tractors working in the fields.  Daffodils are abound everywhere, and menacing dandelions are starting to poke out from the ground.  Outdoor furniture is being dusted off and set up …the wheelbarrow full of golf balls is back out for rummaging …and, folks are out and about checking out plants and/or seeds, while planning this years design of their flower pots and beds, and vegetable gardens.  It truly is a time where people ‘spring’ back to life!
With spring activities around us, I was pleased to receive an email from the Picton Rotary Club this week announcing their Lilac Ride on Sunday May 29th.  The ride has not been held since 2019 due to the pandemic.  The Lilac Ride is comprised of three distances – 25 KM – 50 KM – and 100 KM – and traverses beautiful lilac lined routes throughout Prince Edward County.   More info and registration is available at www.lilacride.ca

Trudy Brown

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Last Week:  Club Forum

MPres Trudy opened the meeting slightly early to explain to 21 present and 5 observing on Zoom about the new ‘breakfast pizza’ offerings provided by Maria Rogers (one Western, the other Meat Lovers). After the opening formalities, a pause was taken to allow those fortunate to have a breakfast to enjoy it. The Club Forum resumed with a summary of correspondence sent and received including thankyous from Quinte Science & Health Fair, HPE Learning Foundation and MPP Ryan Williams for the AER machine and computers for northern Ontario. More details on some of these donations would be touched on later in the meeting too.
With Treasurer Yvonne absent, MPres (and former Treasurer) Trudy gave the monthly report for March, some highlights of which were the Bottle Return reaching 99.7% of budget target with a further three months still to go, the Club members’ special collection and donation of $4,270 to Ukraine, and funding for Camps of Hope, Quinte Sailability, CML Snyder, RYLS and EREY.  Club members may access the full report from Yvonne.
After a quick mention of the Communications portfolio, business moved to an update from Linda on the Storywalk Project for the Millennium Trail. Linda informed us that the County has given its approval for this to proceed and ways are being explored to create a pilot installation at one of the ‘stations’ (possibly Consecon or Hillier) which would cost around $150. This would hopefully be completed by July. There is also a grant application in process. Linked to the Literacy goals of Rotary, the Spelling Bee was to return for the first time since the onset of Covid.
PPres Howard then reminded the Club of the upcoming Past President’s Dinner on June 21 at the WOTL Rec Centre, the cost of which will likely be in the region of $40 pp. Howard also spoke about the Club ‘Rotarian of the Year’ Award which must be decided in the near future. Howard also subsequently sent an email regarding the latter with details of criteria for nominations that members should follow.
Pres Elect Ken spoke on the topic of Camps of Hope, explaining that 12 places will be funded for suitable local candidates, aged between 5 and 18, to attend day camps of their choice this summer, administered by the Children’s Foundation (Belleville) at a cost to our Club of $4,800.
MPres Trudy then (despite some internet problems) asked for three motions to be made, discussed and voted on by the Club. The first was that the “Club support the aquaponics project at Kate’s Rest through initial feasibility, design and specification stages, through member direct involvement and shared expertise.” After it was proposed and seconded, discussion took place in which Phyo outlined the kinds of intervention expected of interested Club members and asked for the assistance of volunteers to “Think big, start small and be prepared to ramp up quickly”. The willingness to research and become knowledgeable about aquaponics would be an asset for volunteers. This motion was voted unanimously in favour, with one abstention. Two further motions were also passed unanimously as follows: $2000 to Greer & Son’s Excavating to fix the driveway at the bottle depot (Tim Cox met with Mark Armstrong and Greer’s, as well as a couple other contractors.  This is a very good price for the work that is needed.) $3000 to Heal with Horses to support their seniors program, where they will visit 3 local seniors homes 5 times over the year …they will take small cuddly animals with them (ie. bunnies, a mini-piglet, and Nigerian Dwarf goats.
After addressing Bottle Billy's needs and thank-yous to all those involved in the Rotary Beach cleanup and Barbecue, Michelle made a rquest for unsold D & D books to be returned. Ken was congratulated on his birthday and the meeting closed at 8.23.
Notes from Geoffrey Telling

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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week


Wednesday May 04, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: John Inwood, Ted Nash, Ken Robertson, Paul Default (FoR)

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Barry Davidson, Sethu Madhaven, Dave Wallace (FoR)
Needed: 1 Sorter


Saturday May 07, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: David McKinnon
Needed:  1 Cashier, 2 Receivers

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Trudy Brown, Phyo Kyi,  Doug & Brenda Little

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May 10, 2022 7:07 AM
Quintee Access
May 17, 2022 7:07 AM
Rotary Foundation Talk
May 24, 2022 7:07 AM
Classification Talk
View entire list

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

 Member Birthdays
Yvonne Buys
Bill Mitchell
(May 01)

Michelle Kosoy
(May 04)
 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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