Edition: June 18, 2024

Chartered November 22, 2002
Rotarian of the Year:
Yvonne Buys

Club Bulletin for week of June 18, 2024
This Week: Wellington Rotary Wellness Committee


President's Message

June is Pride Month. On the District 7070 website, I read that members of the Rotary family (and their friends and family) are invited to march in a spirit of celebration and inclusion in the Pride Toronto Parade on Sunday, June 30, 2024, which is less than two weeks away. District 7070 has secured a marching permit for up to 100 people. If you would like to join in the fun and show your support, you can register on the District website.
Rotary’s participation is more than just a celebration of our commitment to and action on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. It is a message of support to people around the world who cannot fully be and express who they are without fear of discrimination – or worse.
This is a passage from the RI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement of 2021:
We value diversity and celebrate the contributions of people of all backgrounds, across age, ethnicity, race, color, disability, learning style, religion, faith, socioeconomic status, culture, marital status, languages spoken, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity as well as differences in ideas, thoughts, values, and beliefs. 
Recognizing that individuals from certain groups have historically experienced barriers to membership, participation, and leadership, we commit to advancing equity in all aspects of Rotary, including in our community partnerships, so that each person has the necessary access to resources, opportunities, networks, and support to thrive. 
In closing, I’d like to share with you a couple of related thoughts that, for me, distill the DEI message:
"Diversity is a fact; Equity is a choice; Inclusion is an action; Belonging is an outcome."  (Arthur Chan)
"Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance" (Verna Myers)
Have a great week!

Lyn McGowan
President, Rotary Club of Wellington

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Zoom Link for Tuesday's Rotary Meeting

For Rotarians and guests that are unable to attend our Tuesday Rotary meeting in person, we will open a zoom video conferencing session.  Here is the link:

Topic: Weekly Rotary Meeting
Time: June 18, 2024 07:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 893 6523 9453
Passcode: Rotary
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Last Week: Sgt John Hatch (OPP Pictonn Detachment)

Rotary Club of Wellington Meeting
June 11, 2024
Notes by Phyo Kyi
The meeting was called to order by past-President Ken at 7:05 am. 35 members were present, including President Lyn McGowan, who is back after hip surgery due to a fall a few weeks ago,  PP Ken provided some information of the funds that Rotary Int'l Foundation raised this year and how some of these funds are ploughed back to the local clubs.
‘O’ Canada’ was sung.  David Hawkins recited the Rotary Grace.  Breakfast was served.
David Smith introduced Sgt John Hatch, the OPP Picton detachment commander, who presented a lively and very interesting update on the state of policing activities in Prince Edward County.  He presented the OPP Action Plan, which includes Crime Prevention (violent, property, and drug related); Highway Safety; and Other Priorities (mental health, domestic vilence, impaired driving, and fraud).
Sgt Hatch indicated that of the 69 detachments in Ontario, PEC is one of the safest communities. For examples, there were 0 murders, sexual assault and assaults were down in 2023 from 2022, and property crime is decreasing.  However, fraud investigations increased, not because more people are being defrauded but because more reportings of fraudulent attempts were reported, which is a good thing. There were 0 fatalities in highway saftety.  Most dangerous intersection in PEC is at Cty Rd 1 & 62.
The OPP's Community Safety Wellbeing Plan includes: (1) Housing and Homelessness, (2) Senior Support, (3) Poverty Prevention, (4) Mental Health and Substance Abuse, (5) Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence.
OPP conducted 1400 traffic stops in the County last year. No complaints were received.  Impaired driving investigations increased, and it is interesting to note that 70% of them are of local driving, not tourists.
Sgt Hatch will be retiring in 317 days, and he hopes to provide another update presentation to the Rotary before that, and he plans to join the Rotary after retirement. John was thanked by Ken Robertson and Phyo Kyi.
Club Business:
New Rotarian, Gregore Stuart was sworn in by President Lyn.  Peter Campbell was Gregore's sponsor.
Bill Mitchell indicated he was all set with volunteers for the bottle depot.
Yvonne reminded everyone about the Wellness session coming up on June 17th at 7 p.m. at the Wellington & District Community Center (Lehighhall).
Howard provided an update of his planning meeting for the Memorial Garden celebrations scheduled in August.
Norm provided an update on the PECI scholarship awarded this year to 3 students (Ben Syckes, Maria Prinzen, Hayden Blakely) who will be continuing their education in various universities such as St. FX and university of Guelph.
Peter Campbell presented a replacement Rotary hat to Tim Cox for his random act of kindness where he gave the hat off his head to a handicapped lad at the Rotary Beachmat event.
Norm reminded everyone about the Rotary Fellowship pot luck scheduled to be at Pierre's place on July 10th.
Dawn Cutler's ticket was drawn for the 50/50 draw, however she failed to produce the ace of spades from the deck.
Meeting adjourned with the four way test.
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Gregore Stuart's New Rotarian Induction

Left to Right:  Peter Campbell, Gregore Stuart, President Lyn McGowan

Rotary Golf Day on Thursday June 13th

Shawn Ellis and Robyn Smith administering the Putting Contest
All the Golfers at the Dinner and award presentation at the Legion
PP Ken presenting award to Lowest Score foursome: Dave Hoekstra, Ted Nash, Bob Greer, Mike Lattner 

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50/50 Draw This Week: $88

We Start All Over Again!!

Make sure you get your ticket this week!

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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week


Wednesday June 19, 2024

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: John Inwood, Ted Nash, Mary Camp

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Roger Tessier, Bob & Sharon Bobzner (FoR)


Saturday June 22, 2024

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Howard Ziedenberg, David McKinnon, Alex Lacher (FoR)

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Needed: 1 Rotarian Cashier, Doug & Brenda Little (FoR)

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Birthdays & Anniversaries


David Hawkins
(June 25th)


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.
Jun 18, 2024
Wellness Project Strategic Planning discussion
Jun 25, 2024
No morning meeting
Jul 02, 2024
President's Inaugural Address
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Editors: Phyo Kyi, Mike Lattner, Howard Ziedenberg
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