Edition: May 17, 2022

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

Club Bulletin for week of May 17, 2022
David Smith
(Charitable Foundation, Rotary Club of Wellington)

President's Message 
Four Wellington Rotarians attended the 2021-22 District 7070 Conference over the weekend … Barry, Ken, Phyo and myself.   The venue included many interesting speakers & sessions, opportunities for camaraderie, some great entertainment, and a delicious dinner.   At the Conference, a challenge was put forward to all 39 Clubs in the District to support and participate in an upcoming initiative to support Kids Against Hunger Canada.   
With the changeover to the 2022-23 Rotary year on July 1st, the first ever Female President of Rotary International will be inducted!   Jennifer Jones, from Windsor Ontario, will be starting her term as Rotary International President with a cross-Canada Imagine Tour, with plans to be in Toronto on Tuesday July 5.  To celebrate the 117th year of Rotary, one activity on July 5 will be a multi-site packing of 117,000 meals for Kids Against Hunger Canada.   
District 7070 has committed to package 72,000 of the meal packs …the balance will be packed by other Rotary Clubs in Ontario.  Jennifer will be joining the packing at the Humber College Lakeshore Campus …and, we at the Eastern end of District 7070 will be able to support the packing initiative at Loyalist College in Belleville.   With the goal to pack 22,000 meal packages, there will be 2 shifts at Loyalist College on July 5th ….noon to 2pm, or 2pm to 4pm.   Please check your calendars to see if you are available to step up to the District-wide challenge on Tuesday July 5th.
Pictured below is the crew representing Wellington Rotary at the 2022 District 7070 Conference in Oshawa: L to R: MPres Trudy, Phyo Kyi, PE Ken Robertson and wife Luanne, Liz Brown and Barry Davidson

Trudy Brown

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Last Week:  Shelly Ackers (Quinte Access / Transit)

MPres Trudy opened the meeting at 7:07 to 20 Rotarians in the room and 5 on Zoom.  
Regarding health of members, MPres Trudy updated the club that Charles Lacey remained at PECMH, potentially being discharged today, but that he is very weak and unlikely to be able to drive.  A get-well card was passed around for all to endorse and wish Charles well.
Subsequently, the Rotary Song and O Canada were sung, and a toast to the queen was recited. After Rotary grace, breakfast pizza was consumed by all those who chose to.
As our guest speaker Shelly Ackers had not yet arrived, MPres Trudy proceeded to start with club business. First order of business was to discuss the arrangement regarding breakfast pizza. It was pointed out that Rockin' Rogers required a minimum order and that if we are unable to achieve that, we would discontinue it.  It was agreed we would discontinue breakfast pizzas, and that the breakfast committee headed by PE Ken Robertson (with committee members Margo, Lana, et al.) would arrange alternatives.  A $5 / week fee would be collected from all members, regardless of whether they attended the meeting or consumed breakfast.
Bottle Billie (Bill Mitchell) identified the required number of volunteers for this week's bottle depot.  With regards to the bottle depot driveway pothole repairs, Tim Cox was thanked for coordinating the task and getting it done so promptly.  A go-slow sign will be installed around the back  of the bend in the driveway so that cars do don't create excessive dust to Mark Armstrong's glassworks.
Michelle Kosoy announced that we were sold out of D&D books, and reminded everyone to return any unsold or unpaid books in their possession as they can be sold elsewhere.
PP Howard reminded everyone to submit their Rotarian of the Year nominations by the end of the long weekend.
MPres Trudy announced that we will indeed have Canada Day celebrations in Wellington this year and rallied the teams for the Rotary Ribs and the Parade.  As per previous years, Lana Whitteker will lead the Ribs team, and Bill Mitchell will be handing over the reigns of leading the Rotary Float, possibly to Shawn Ellis, who had previously expressed interest (to be confirmed by MPres)
Colin announced the arrangements for the Golf Day, to be on Sept 22nd.  He has met with the WoTLGC manager, with details to be worked out.
Our guest speaker, Shelly Ackers arrived at quarter to eight. She was under the impression that our meeting started at 8 a.m. instead of 7 a.m.  Kim Lee introduced Shelly, who has served as the administrator of Quinte Access since 2006, and is currently their Executive Director. She has been instrumental in the growth of Quinte Access by working with staff, Board of Directors, Municipalities and other community partners to increase ridership of this specialized service.
Quinte Access is a transportation service for the Quinte and PEC vicinity.  It has recently secured a contract to implement the new County Transit service.  Quinte Access was rebranded as Quinte Transit in 2021, and it services a fixed route connection between Trenton, Belleville bus terminal, and Loyalist College, representing the beginning of a fully integrated Regional Transit network connecting 4 municipalities.  The  service connects the County (Picton, Wellington, Bloomfield and area) to Belleville and Trenton, providing access to employment, education, leisure locations.  In Wellington, the fixed route goes up Belleville Road, but riders can book a ride on-demand by calling Quinte Transit for pickup in other locations in Wellington.
A couple of special projects that the Transit is providing this summer includes Sandbanks run to Dunes beach in July on the weekends for $5 from Wellington, Bloomfield, and Picton. There is also a Dinner run on the weekends from 5 - 10 pm between the three towns.  The original full specialized service is still available on-demand.
There are currently visible bus stops in Wellington, since the service is on-demand, but there are plans to set up stops at the McKewen last station and Wellington Foodland in the near future.
The donations from Wellington Rotary will  be used to support after hours and weekend service outside of regular hours. Shelly was thanked by Ted Nash and a cheque presentation picture was taken after the meeting.
The meeting adjourned with the four way test shortly after 8:15.
Notes from Phyo Kyi

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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week


Wednesday May 18, 2022

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

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


Saturday May 21, 2022

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Peter Campbell, William Mulholland
Needed:  1 Cashier, 1 Receiver

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Trudy Brown, Phyo Kyi
Needed: 2 Receivers

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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
Tim Cox
(May 19)
 Member Anniversaries
Howard & Dawn Ziedenberg
39 Yrs (May 22)

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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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