Club News
The Rotary Club of Belleville will be joining other Canadian Rotary Districts and Clubs in the End Polio Now Tulip Campaign.  All profits will be donated to Polio Plus and the money used towards the Global Polio Eradication Initiative to overcome the remaining challenges to end polio worldwide, including setbacks caused by COVID-19. 
The Rotary Club of Belleville continues its tradition of ‘Service Above Self’ by proudly gifting $25K to Hospice Quinte’s Heart & Home Building Campaign, in support of the future Hospice Quinte Care Centre.  Past President Tim McKinney presented the donation of $25,000 to Sandi Ramsay of Hospice Quinte along with Rotarian, Past District Governor and Quinte Hospice Board President, Bill MacKay. 
 
Secretary Brenda Snider introduced Tim, although no formal introduction was necessary.  To be the President of a Rotary Club is a demanding job and Tim had the greater challenge of no in-person training or meetings due to COVID restrictions.  Everything was done remotely, even pats on the back and virtual hugs.  But Tim is a positive person and does see light at the end of the tunnel.  Here is a little bit about his year as President.
 
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