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Wellington Legion
364 Main Street
Wellington, ON  K0K3L0
(613) 438-1219
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Wellington Rotary donated $2,000 to the Storehouse Foodbank in support of their Christmas Hamper programme. Presenting the cheque to foodbank volunteer  Lisa Marquardt is Rotary Past President Bill Mitchell, who is also a food bank volunteer, with President Phyo Kyi looking on.
Midtown Brewery donated $1875 to the Wellington Rotary from proceeds of their Art Show held during Water Week in August 2018.  About 17 local artists donated paintings which were sold for $250 each.   Half the proceeds were directed to the Lake Ontario Water Keeper, and the remaining half was donated to the Rotary Club, to be directed towards making improvements to the Wellington Beach and other water related projects in the community.   Thank-you Midtown Brewery, for all the good that you do for our community.   Pictured below (R to L) is Wellington Club President Phyo Kyi receiving the donation from Stew Jones and Mark Andrewski.
On October 13th, our club participated actively in the Wellington Pumpkinfest celebrations. We were part of the Parade, and we had a volunteer team directing traffic as well as weighing the pumpkins. On the same day, a crew of us completed the grape harvest for the Rotary wine. To view the photo album, click HERE
The Rotary Club of Wellington is sponsoring a free, online reading program for children aged 4 to 12 as part of Rotary’s worldwide focus on improving literacy.  (click on the icon at left to access the program).
The program was developed by Essential Skills Software Inc. and is currently being used in more than 20,000 schools to provide individualized instruction. However, it can also be used by children in their own homes, without the need for school participation, so long as the child has a computer to use and access to the internet. Currently, more than 152,000 children are enrolled through 105 sponsoring Rotary clubs.  Parents can help their children enroll in a free account by clicking on the icon above.
Annual Wellington Rotary Fundraiser Dinner, themed as Saturday Night Fever Disco Ball was held on August 25, 2018.  
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The Wellington Rotary donated $1,000 to PECMHF to help with equipment purchases in 2018.  The Club is also working in close collaboration with PECMHF to raise funds for the New Hospital Capital Fund, which is a longer term project.
The 2018 Past Presidents Dinner for Wellington Rotary was held on June 5th.  Reg Gemmell was honoured for his long years of service as 
Secretary, as he is handing the baton over to Howard Ziedenberg this coming year.  Alex Lacher was applauded for his successful year as President, and was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship. David Smith was awarded the Rotarian of the Year honours.  The incoming Board for the 2018-2019 fiscal year was introduced.   Past President Mike Lattner presided over the ceremonies.  More pictures in the Photo Album on this website.
Many thanks to all the Rotarians and Community members (parents and kids alike) who gathered at the Rotary Beach for our annual spring cleanup on Tuesday May 8th. over 50 people showed up to sweep the boardwalk clear from encroaching sand,  picked up garbage and litter on the beach close to the boardwalk, and everyone enjoyed some camaraderie and fellowship with burgers and hot dogs on the BBQ after the hard work.  For more pictures click HERE:
Please visit the Wellington Rotary Bottle Depot on Wednesday May 2nd. Come and see our recently repaired floor, tour our operation, and enjoy complimentary coffee & donuts.  And bring your empties for recycling while you're at it!!
Toni Murphy-Beaudrie, a Wellington resident, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She will need to have a mastectomy in the coming weeks followed by chemo therapy. Her husband Mike will need to take time off work to help her and look after the children,  and financially they will need assistance in their journey through this crisis. Toni is a top volunteer with the Wellington Storehouse Foodbank, and always giving of her time and going the extra mile, she's a lady with a great big heart!  The Rotary Club of Wellington has donated $500 to help Toni and her family.  Please help them by donating at
Presenting the cheque to Toni are Rotarians Brian McGowan and Bill Mitchell.

Dr. Hancock of the Cattlemen’s Association presents a $10,000 cheque to the Wellington Rotary Foundation New Hospital Capital Fund.  Receiving the cheque from Dr. Hancock (second from right) is, left to right, Mike Lattner (Past President), Howard Ziedenberg (Secretary Elect), and David Smith (Chair of the Wellington Rotary Foundation's New Hospital Capital Fund project)

The 2018 Rotary Diners & Duffers books have arrived!!!  $3500 Value! Available March 17th! $35 each! 
Get yours through a club member, visit Nash Home Hardware or stop into the Wellington McDougall Insurance office.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our club's Charter members, Gil Van Soelen. We will miss him terribly.
The Winning Ticket Is:  #4520343.  The Draw prize was $252.50. Proceeds of the draw were donated CML Snider School Breakfast program. Seen below from top left to bottom right: (1) Accepting the donation on behalf of all Faculty and Volunteers of CML Snider School Breakfast program was Nancy Vickers, School Principal;  (2) Monica and Neil Dowson from Wellington the lucky winners of the 50/50 draw on Family Day;  (3) The winning ticket;  (4) little Lilly Tobias of Wellington who helped us draw the winning ticket. Congratulations! #familyday
Dick McArthur is honoured for many years of service providing tremendous leadership in running the Bottle Returns Depot.  Dick has now passed the baton to a committee of five able bodied Rotarians a.k.a. Bottle Depot Action Committee (BDAC), led by Mike Lattner.
Liz Bozma is honoured for coordinating the speakers' schedule for the club in the past years.  Liz has now passed the baton over to Alex Mayeski.
We had a great evening of fellowship and merry cheer at the Wellington Rotary Christmas Dinner held at the Wellington-on-the-Lake community centre on December 19, 2017.  Please see more pictures Here
Our 2017 anniversary celebration was held on November 14 evening at the Hinterland & County Road Beer Company. We had a fabulous dinner prepared by Chef Neil, followed by an awesome bonfire under the starlit skies. What a great way to promote fellowship and celebrate 15 years of Wellington Rotary!  Check out our photo album (at bottom right of this page) for a complete set of pics.
Lana Whitteker and David MacKinnon were the recipients of the Rotary Paul Harris award for 2017.
Wellington Rotary Float was part of the PumpkinFest 2017 parade on October 14.  As in previous years, we were also responsible for weighing the pumpkins!
The 2017 Wellington Rotary Fundraiser Dinner, on August 26, was a fabulous success!!  Please view pictures posted on this site's photo album below.
David Hepburn of Many Happy Returns was recognized with a custom made Rotary hat for his good work in the community by gathering bottles and cans for deposit returns and donating the proceeds to various charitable causes in the County.
President Alex presenting the Wellington Rotary scholarship cheques for $500 each to Kayleen Simao and Heather Thompson.   Kayleen graduated from CML Snider in 2013 and from Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in 2017. Kayleen will be attending the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa this fall taking forensic psychology.   Heather was a 2012 graduate of CML Snider and has now graduated from Prince Edward Collegiate Institute. She is moving on to post-secondary at the University of Manitoba starting in a general course and then moving on to science studies.  
As usual, the Rotary Float stood out above the crowd at the Wellington Canada Day Parade.   Congratulations to all the Rotarians and their family and friends who participated in the parade as well as helping in Rotary Rib stand after the parade.
On June 20, Wellington Rotarians gathered for dinner at Wellington On the Lake community centre to thank out-going President Mike Lattner and welcome the in-coming President Alex Lacher.  Linda Downey from the Wellington Storehouse Foodbank was bestowed the Paul Harris Award and was accepted as an Honourary Member of the Wellington Rotary.  Trudy Brown was awarded Rotarian of the Year.    More pictures available in the Photo Album section of this webpage....
Ian E. Lancaster & Michael Bell
Feb 19, 2019
Ethiopia Maternal Health Project
Club Forum
Mar 05, 2019
Erin Brown, Glenora Fisheries Station
Mar 12, 2019
Tracking of Pickerel in Bay of Quinte
David Lockett, PACT Urban Peace Founder
Mar 19, 2019
LifePlan Coaching Program