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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
Canada
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Speakers
Mayor Taso Christopher
Jan 08, 2018
New Year's Levee
Kevin Bazkur
Jan 15, 2018
Classification Talk
MP Neil Ellis
Jan 22, 2018
The Legalization of Marijuana and other news from Ottawa
No meeting today
Feb 19, 2018
Enjoy your family!
Dr. Adrian Barnachuk, Cardiologist
Feb 26, 2018
APAER, a charity we support in Argentina
 
Home Page Stories
 
The Satellite Club is encouraging members to sign up for Red Nose.
 
The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign starts mid November and they are always looking for volunteers (pictured is Coreen Reynolds)
 
Also discussed was the Satellite Club's next fundraiser called the 2nd Annual Hockey Night in Quinte.  The first event was a huge success so we want to continue with the same name so people are familiar with it and to keep the title "In Support of Kids in Sports".
 
Upcoming meetings -- A Christmas mingle is being planned for December 14th at the home of Peter Malone's, a pot luck, starting around 5:30 p.m. at 224 Ann Street (between Bridge and Queen, just north of the Rose Garden).  Wear something festive and confirm with Peter that you are attending and what you are bringing (613) 970-0619.  The January 11th meeting will be at Chilangos and on January 25th there will be a speaker talking about the Rotary International Convention to be held in Toronto in June.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
During Happy Bucks/Club Business, Bill MacKay reminded the Club that November is Foundation Month.  Each year, Rotary International selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of Rotary's peace centers.  Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution.  These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation and all internship and field-study expenses.  In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,000 fellows for careers in peacebuilding.  Many of them are serving as leaders at international organizations or have started their own foundations.
 
Each year the Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master's degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities around the world.  The master's degree programs last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to thee months during the academic break.  The professional development certificate program for experienced professionals last three months with two to three weeks of field study.  The Rotary Foundation also offers scholarships for secondary, undergraduate or graduate study for college graduates and professionals to study peace and conflict resolution or water and sanitation.  On average, $7.5 million in scholarships are given out by Rotary each year.  350,000 scholarships have been awarded by Rotary.  Rotary Clubs can apply to the Rotary Foundation for district and global grants to support scholarships.  The global grants are for graduate students studying abroad in one of Rotary's six causes:
  • Promoting peace
  • Fighting disease
  • Providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Saving mothers and children
  • Supporting education
  • Growing local economies 
John Smale introduced the Mayors of the Week for 2017, a program that has been in the works for over 30 years.  Colin Leaver is now in charge of facilitating the program with 6 different high schools in the area.  This is a beneficial program to Rotary.  Young people involved reach their full potential and are strong candidates to become future Rotarians.
 
Tessa Lyng is a Grade 12 student at Quinte Secondary School and her top pick for the week was the Belleville Police Service where she saw first hand technology in the Forensic Identification Unit.  She saw the new police forensic van, hot off the assembly line as well as the holding cells.  A great program that has helped her choose a career path in politics and law.  Tessa thanked the Rotary Club of Belleville for helping her step outside the classroom.
 
Quintin Lichty is in Grade 11 at Centennial Secondary School.  He was very interested as they were escroted around the city of Belleville to learn about the different roles of running the city. They attended a City Council meeting and now, he is able to point out what is happening downtown, who owns what and how efficiently everything works.  Quintin is interested in a career in business and was excited to have the opportunity of speaking with the City Treasurer, Brian Cousins, about the capital budget and maintaining many streets and roads in the area.
 
Sruthi Amalan who attends Moira Secondary School enjoyed the tour of the Wellness Center and meeting the Recreation Manager as well as the Water Treatment plant.  Sruthi acknowledged her fellow Mayors as supportive individuals and felt the Mayors of the Week program taught her a lot.  It seems Sruthi has her eye on the Mayor's chair.
 
Annissa Bray is a grade 10 student at Nicholson Catholic College and became involved in the Mayors of the Week program when her mom called her and said "hey are you busy?".  She joined the program on day two and was very impressed with seeing the Belleville Police Station.  The group took every opportunity to learn and meet the representatives of the City.  Thank you to the Rotary Club for that opportunity.
 
Kyle Ellis attends St. Theresa's in Grade 12.  He is interested in politics and was very interested in seeing the Water Treatment Plant.  Kyle works for Spring Box Water so it held special interest for him to see what comes in and out of the Bay of Quinte.  A great experience all around.
 
Troy Moxey is a student at Albert College.  Without police, fire and roads our lives would be greatly impacted.  The Wellness Center was his favourite, mainly because they were given popcorn and vitamin water.  Troy is a swimmer so he was especially interested in learning how a pool is built and heated.
 
The students were thanked by their leader, Colin Leaver.  Colin also thanked Mayor Christopher and numerous city staff who dedicate their time to share something with these students.  Colin also thanked the school staff for their support of the program.  Definitely the future of our City!
Announcements:
  • December 11th -- delivery of the Rotary Hams
  • December 14th -- Satellite meeting Christmas mingleat Peter Malone's house.  Pot luck.  Please confirm attendance and food you are bringing by calling Peter at (613) 970-0619.  Wear your Christmas best!
  • December 17th -- Rotary Christmas Brunch at the Travelodge from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with special guest Andy Forgie.
  • No lunch meetings on December 18th, 25th or January 1st.  Merry Christmas!
  • Happy Birthday wishes to Richard Tie!
 
 
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Home Page News
President Tracy Bray presented Paul Harris pins to three (3) Rotarians who have completed 10 years of Service Above Self -- Shannon Neely (2nd from the left), Keith Stansfield (3rd from the left) and Randy Coker (4th from the left) pictured here with Tracy Bray and Doug Peterson.
 
The Satellite Club is encouraging members to sign up for Red Nose.
 
The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign starts mid November and they are always looking for volunteers (pictured is Coreen Reynolds)
 
Also discussed was the Satellite Club's next fundraiser called the 2nd Annual Hockey Night in Quinte.  The first event was a huge success so we want to continue with the same name so people are familiar with it and to keep the title "In Support of Kids in Sports".
 
Upcoming meetings -- A Christmas mingle is being planned for December 14th at the home of Peter Malone's, a pot luck, starting around 5:30 p.m. at 224 Ann Street (between Bridge and Queen, just north of the Rose Garden).  Wear something festive and confirm with Peter that you are attending and what you are bringing (613) 970-0619.  The January 11th meeting will be at Chilangos and on January 25th there will be a speaker talking about the Rotary International Convention to be held in Toronto in June.