June 2018
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Club Information

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Belleville Ontario!

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
The Travelodge
11 Bay Bridge Road
Belleville, ON  K8P 3P6
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Venue Map
Sam Brady
Jun 25, 2018
Food, Fellowship and Fun
No meeting today
Jul 02, 2018
Happy Canada Day!
President Andrew Bandler
Jul 09, 2018
Looking forward to the 99th year!
District Governor Mary Lou Harrison
Jul 16, 2018
News from the District going forward for 2018/19
Rob Clute and Cathy Ireland
Jul 23, 2018
QuinteVation and Rev Up program
Dr. Paul Thistle
Jul 30, 2018
"How to do a lot with less....when alone" The work of Dr. Paul Thistle at Karanda Hospital, Zimbabwe
No meeting today
Aug 06, 2018
Happy Civic Holiday!
Aug 13, 2018
Fun Golf Tournament has been changed to September
Home Page Stories
Happy Bucks 
Ken Wheeler -appealed to the his fellow Rotarian's that there are still 60 books outstanding and since golf season is well under way , Diners and Duffers needs the money to complete this fundraiser .
Connie Reid $10H Is thrilled  her daughter Samantha graduated her 1st year in Environmental Studies in the top 3 .
Bill MacKay :$5H June is Fellowship Month  . You can explore different kinds of fellowship at the House of Friendship at this years Rotary International convention in Toronto . For exampl e, there is International fellowship of Golf , yachting , etc . It is a chance to see how Rotary really works .
Rob Leak :Past President of Picton Rotary . Ron says that studies have shown you can live a longer life through social Interaction . So , Picton Rotary is having a a tasting of the Best Wines of the County on June 23 from 3 to 6 at the Crystal Palace . Unfortunately its the same time Rotary International Convention but they booked that date two years in advance .
Karen Baker : They had a very successful Spelling Bee with 48 students .  Six Rotary clubs participated but there was poor attendance from the prince Edward and Hastings schools  . The spelling Bee might have to cancelled if this continues .
50/50 Congratulations to Bernie Ouellet who won $511.50 . Bernie's winning ticket was drawn by Dan Dickinson . Poker stars win again !
Dates to Remember  : July 20/18 RLK golf tournament 
                                Sept . 29/18 Porchfest -Eastend Belleville 
                                Sept 30 -Foundation walk .
It is with deep sadness that we share the news of Rotarian Frank Morrell's passing.  Frank joined Rotary in 1970 and is a Paul Harris Fellow 3.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Maxine and other family members at this very sad and difficult time. Please see below for more details on visitation and funeral arrangements.
A Chartered Accountant, Frank was an employee of Revenue Canada and then long time treasurer of the City of Belleville from 1969 - 1996. He was a champion lawn bowler; an avid curler and former president of the Quinte C.C; an original owner and member of Trillium Wood Golf Club. Long-time member of the Rotary Club and member of 418 Wing. Frank enjoyed good times at the Sandbanks cottage which he shared with family and friends. Also memorable were motor trips to both coasts of Canada and the U.S.A. for golf and touring as well as many CRUISES. Father of the late Tony Morrell; Amanda Morrell of Victoria, B.C.; Rosanne Morrell of New Haven Connecticut; Donald McCallum of Hinton, AB; Colleen (Mike) Knowles, and Darcy (Marla) McCallum of Belleville. Dear brother of Sr. Kathleen Morrell, S.P. of Kingston, ON and Lenore (John) Sheppard of Toronto, ON. Kind patient Grandpa to Amanda, Kelsey, Naia, Lovena, Jody, Carissa, Nathan, Danielle and grandson Marcel. Proud of 13 GREAT-GRANDS. Until we meet again Maxine. Friends are invited to visit at the BURKE FUNERAL HOME (613-968-6968) 150 Church Street, Belleville on Monday, June 18th, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated in St. Michael's The Archangel Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. A reception will follow the mass back at the Burke Funeral Home, Terrace Lounge. Memorial donations to the V.O.N. and St. Michael The Archangel Roman Catholic Church would be appreciated by the family.
Signal Brewery was host for our annual President's Night dinner. Jeanette Minaker was in charge of the arrangements . Tracy welcomed everyone and talked about the 98th year of Rotary in the City of Belleville.  She has tried very hard to make the year a success .
Tracy then thanked the Board and two members who have done their term of 6 years -- Nadine Langlois and John Sherratt.  She then asked Darrell Smith and Doug Peterson to the front and presented them with wine for their work as treasurer and secretary.  She also thanked Connie Reid (programming) and Jeanette (fellowship) with flowers for supporting her during her year as President.  Tracy then brought up her family and introduced them to the group:  her parents Sue and Doug , exchange student Danna , her daughter Anissa, Uncle Dave and Patty and Mike. 
Her daughter Anissa spoke about what it was like to live with her mom as President of the Rotary Club of Belleville.  She talked about how her mom encouraged her to ski and 10 years on ski racing is now her passion, although at first she was scared, but her mom was behind her all the way!  In-coming President Andrew Bandler came up to speak about Tracy and her dedication to Rotary, not just as president but all the years leading up to position.  Tracy worked tirelessly in anything she did and did it enthusiastically.  Tracy will be the Program Chair for the 2018-2019 year .and will be Co-Chair of Camp Merrywood with Shannon Neely.  She will also be continuing  on as host/hostess of the Special Needs Christmas Party.  Andrew wants to have the the return of the Rotary Warrior and due to her dedication and because she quietly works under the radar doing work many do not see, the first warrior award goes to Tracy.
Pictured Rotarian Dianne Spencer and Rotary Exchange Student Juan.
More details to come on Tracy's year on June 18th when she covers the accomplishments of the Club since July 1, 2017.
Our Satellite group got together on Thursday, June 14 at Nice Ice Baby. 
  • Colin Myers promoted the upcoming Rotary Loves Kids golf tournament and party on the river. It is the club’s biggest fundraiser. Sponsorships, silent auction items, and volunteers are still being sought. Would specifically like contacts for wineries and breweries and also downtown Belleville merchants for items.  Still time to sign up to golf and a reminder to purchase your ticket for the "Party on the River" in the evening. Contact Colin with ideas so he can keep the spreadsheet up to date.
  • Tracy Bray shared details of a recent bursary presentation held by the Children's Foundation. She reminded everyone that 10% of the funds raised at RLK are directed to support the bursary program.
  • Tim McKinney indicated the committee (Tim, Cassandra, April and Rosi) will meet with the City of Belleville in mid-June regarding the outdoor ice rink project. He will confirm time and date.
  • Satellite members were encouraged to participate in the upcoming Bob Michaud Golf tournament.  It is a fellowship event for club members. You can golf 18 holes, 9 holes or join for dinner. Further info coming soon once the date is confirmed.
Upcoming Satellite Meeting Dates:
  • The next Satellite meeting will be Thursday, June 28 at The Lark (still to be confirmed)
  • Upcoming is July 12, a boating excursion to Trenton for dinner.
In order to plan appropriately with the host venues all members are reminded to please respond to the event invitation and register your participation in advance. Thank you.
  • June 23rd - 27th -- Rotary International Convention in Toronto.  We have a group of Rotarians going.  The momentum is building!
  • June 28th Satellite meeting at The Lark (to be confirmed)
  • July 12th Satellite meeting in the form of a boating excursion to Trenton for dinner.
  • RLK date set for July 20th.  Black Bear course is only available to Silver Sponsors.  Trillium Wood is $175 per golfer and open to everyone.  Get your foursomes in.
  • August 15th -- Bob Michaud Fun Golf Tournament
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Home Page News
A wonderful success story shared by Dr. Ruth who spearheaded a District Grant to purchase the van ambulance for Matangwe where she has gone to work many times and has an upcoming trip planned for August.  Thank you to Ruth for her hard work and dedication in this area.  Obviously the need is great and results are already in the making.
Our Rotary Indigenous People Partnerships Committee has been hard at work under Chair Birgit Wartenberg and recently were congratulated by District Chair Chris Snyder for some of their projects as noted in the District 7070 June newsletter.  Below is an excerpt.
The Rotary Club of Belleville have for some time been working closely with several Indigenous communities, Fort Albany, Tyendinaga, Thunder Bay, Dryden, Kenora, Wasaya, New Credit and Fort Hope since 2012. In 2017/2018, they provided gift cards for tenants at Kingston's Tipi Moza (Aboriginal housing) and bursaries for Indigenous Peoples in Lakehead and a Kairos Blanket Exercise in support of Red Cedars Shelter. They are now exploring providing playground equipment for Fort Hope. Club member Randy Coker and his wife will be teaching financial literacy and career choices in Thunder Bay. Great work!