Edition: May 21, 2024

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

Club Bulletin for week of May 21, 2024
This Week: No Speaker
(Various Club Business Topics)


President's Message

Our President Lyn McGowan is currently recuperating from her hip surgery after a fall a couple of weeks ago at home.    In the meantime,  we are all wishing her speedy recovery and Past President Ken will be presiding over our weekly Tuesday meetings.  President Lyn will likely be joining us on Zoom for the meeting. 
June is fast approaching and it will be a busy month, as we come to the end of our fiscal year.  However, we still have a couple of events for the last week of May.
One Tuesday May 21st at 7:00 pm at the Wellington & District Arena is the "Ounce of Prevention" Wellness Seminar.  Here is the link to the event info:
Next, our Yard Sale is on Saturday May 25th.  All contributions of items for sale and voluteers for help, please contact Yvonne Buys. Here is the link to the event info:
In June, the Rotary Golf Day will be held on June 13th.  It is currently a sold-out event and we thank all participants for signing up.  All volunteers for the event should contact Colin Fredericks.  I believe Ken Robertson is also stil open to accepting $100 hole sponsor donations.  These funds will be used to help send Kids to Summer Camp this year and donors can receive a tax receipt for their donations. 
25th of June is our Past Presidents' Dinner, where we celebrate our outgoing President Lyn and welcome our incoming President Roger, and announce the new Board of Directors for FY2024-2025.  The Rotarian of the Year honours will also be announced at the meeting, so don't forget to submit your nominations to Past President Ken.  Stay tuned for details regarding the event.
Last and certainly not the least is our Canada Day Parade Flloat and Rotary Ribs on July 1st.  The event is a perfect changing of the guard and handover to the new fiscal year for our club, as the current year's administration is responsible for organizing it in June and the new year's administration is responsible for successfully executing it on the first of July.  It's always a fun time for all!
Yours In Rotary,

Phyo Kyi substituting for Ken Robertson who is substituting for Lyn McGowan
Past 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: Rotary Weekly Meeting
Time: May 21, 2024 07:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 821 3978 9023
Passcode: rotary
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Last Week: Shelley Ackers (Quinte Transit)

Rotary Club of Wellington Meeting
May 14, 2024
Notes by Martha Murphy
30 members and 3 guests were in attendance.
A standing ovation was provided for President Lyn after surviving hip surgery!
Guest speaker Shelly Ackers, ED, Quinte Transit gave a presentation to the club.
Shelly advised that County Transit was provided by Quinte Transit and is a public transportation service to provide quick, easy, safe and affordable transportation for residents of Prince Edward County.  Shelly advised that 3 services are offered:  a fixed route, an on-demand route and a door-to-door option.  Fares are based on zones and range between $7.00 and $14.00, depending on the destination. 
New this year in partnership with Base 31, a Picton loop that will run Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Upcoming routes will include a Wellington on demand route with 3 bus stops.  75% of Quinte Transit is funded by Provincial Gas Tax and County grants but requires fundraising for 25% from donations to maintain the level of service offered.  For more information on routes please visit their website www.quintetransit.ca or contact info@quintetransit.ca.
Past President Ken reported that the beach mat project grand opening will be held Wednesday, May 15th at 3:00 pm and all are welcome to celebrate. 
Colin reported that the golf tournament is completely sold out with a waiting list and will be held on June 13th.  If you are interested in a hole sponsor sign please contact PP Ken. 
David reminded members that the Wellington rotary wellness committee will be presenting to the club on May 21st
Christine and Yvonne reminded folks that the Rotary garage sale will be held on Saturday May 25th from 7:30 am to noon.  If you want to donate to the sale please do so by Friday, May 24th.
Birthday wishes to Robynne Smith, Roger Tessier and Tim Cox.
Happy buck comments were shared!
50/50 ticket was drawn by John Inwood, but he did not draw the Ace of Spades, so the pot continues...
Meeting adjourned with the four way test.
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50/50 Draw This Week: $982

The prize pot is getting ABSOLUTELY LARGE.... We are getting down to the last cards... 

Make sure you get your ticket this week!

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Bottle Depot Volunteers Schedule for This Week


Wednesday May 22, 2024

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

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Needed:  1 Cashier, Peter Campbell, Lari Langford (FoR)


Saturday May 25, 2024

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Trudy Brown, Alex Lacher (FoR), Dave Huether (FoR)

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:  Margo Langford, Brenda & Doug Little (FoR), Phil MacMillan (FoR)

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Birthdays & Anniversaries




Member Anniversaries

Howard & Dawn Ziedenberg
(41 Yrs May 22)
Ted & Donna Nash
(41 Yrs May 28)
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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.
May 28, 2024
Jun 04, 2024
Wellington Beautification
Jun 11, 2024
OPP Picton Detachment Commander
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