May 2017
Upcoming Events
Club Initiatives
Rotary Stories
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
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
District Site
Venue Map
Tom Lyons
May 29, 2017
Virtural Reality-Augmented Reality the present and future
Honouring President Shannon
Jun 05, 2017
Presidents night
Selena Savijoki
Jun 12, 2017
Rotary Exchange Student-Goodbye speach
Andrew Bandler
Jun 19, 2017
Budget Meeting
Shannon Neely
Jun 26, 2017
Presidents Last Meeting How did the Year go?
Home Page Stories
Connie Reid provided a snapshot of Rotary Loves Kids Golf tournament, Rotary's largest fundraiser.  We as Rotarians volunteer at many of projects our club coordinates and supports.  RLK is our largest fundraiser for the club.  On Friday July 28th we will once again gather together at Trillium Wood Golf Course and Black Bear Golf Course.  Then golfers, partners, and non-golfers will meet downtown at Market Square for dinner and live entertainment. Bayview Golf Course will host 34 children and youth to an amazing day of golf that they would not normally have.  These kids will experience the golfing range, putting course and then play 9 holes.  Bayview will provide lunch, and Rotary will provide goodie bags.  We have an amazing group of volunteers who will spend the day with the kids ensuring a fun time.  After golf, the kids will then head to the YMCA and have pizza and go for a swim to finish off the day.
10% of RLK funds goes to The Children’s Foundation Reach for Success bursary program.  Last year, over 60 youth received bursaries.  To date RLK has donated $125,000 to this foundation.  One of our bursaries went to Candice who is now a lawyer with O’Flynn Weese Law Firm. Thanks to everyone in this room, these youth and many more are achieving their goals and dreams.  Three youth who were past bursary recipients have donated over $500 each to our bursary program since they graduated.
Sam Brady segued into Party In The Square. RLK's Party In The Square is the Club’s main fundraiser, raising approximately half of the Club's annual service budget.  Started in 2002 by Bob Clute and Wolfe Tausendfreund, RLK will be in its 15th year.  Since inception our Club has raised a total of over $1.2 million!!!!
How is this done? What should the club focus on?  How to reenergize this event? Ninety (90%) percent remains here in our service budget. Sponsorships account for between $53,000 and $85,000.  That is where the priority is and should be.  An amount of $250 gets the sponsor signage at one golf course and $375 gets signage at both golf courses. Profit from golf alone is on average $6,500.  That’s only $32.50/per golfer based on 200 golfers.  Clearly we need to fill the sponsorships.  Each of us should reach out to at least 10 people to come on board as a sponsor for this amazing event. Some of our sponsors that have been with us since day one including Parrot Foundation, Quinte Broadcasting and The Intelligencer.
This year Eric Thompson and Sam Brady are chairing the event.  They need more help, come join the committee.  Volunteer for the event - speak to Pat Feasey.  Or Sponsor the event. Or help to attract more sponsors.  This is a big event and needs a big team!  Please support this valuable initiative to ensure funds are raised for the many worthwhile projects Rotary is involved in.  Thank you.
Any questions reach out to anyone on RLK. 
The members of the Rotary Club of Belleville presented the Belleville General Hospital Foundation with a cheque in the amount of $18,908.59 towards an accessible, therapeutic playground at the Children's Treatment Center.  The playground project "Help them Play"is a recent addition at the hospital and in support of this initiative, the Satellite Club hosted a concert in February to raise funds.  The successful event was their first effort in fundraising and the results were outstanding!. 
The next Satellite Meeting will be held on May 18th at Rhino Sports, Bell Blvd. (old Zellers building) at 5:30 p.m.  Ryan Lapalm will be the Chair.  Kerry Paul's brother will be speaking about his Habitat build in the Caribbean.  Bo will also be talking about volunteering options for future builds.
Don't forget to log onto to complete your Rotary profile.  If you don't have a password, click on "new and existing user", retrieve login password and follow the steps.  Any questions, contact Doug Peterson at
Lola Reid Allin has shared some of her favourite images from the 49th Annual Quinte Rotary Music Festival Concert of Stars 2017 held on April 19th.
In addition to her three awards at the Festival of Strings Competition, Tabitha Savic won six more awards at the Festival of Stars concert (pictured here playing her harp).
Victoria Lippitt, daughter of musically talented MC Elizabeth McDonald, finished the evening with an enchanting voice solo.
The youngest performer was five year old Isabella Guan who needed the piano bench elevated to reach the keys (little feet pictured here).
For additional photos please refer to the Rotary Club of Belleville's Clubrunner Photo Album Section and the Quinte Rotary Music Festival.
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President elect
Past President
Foundation Chair
Vice President
Home Page News
  • Annual Spelling Bee, May 13th.  See Marg Wagner for more details.......they are looking for judges.
  • District Assembly, Saturday, May 13th at the BMO Learning Center in Toronto
  • RYLA at Loyalist College, May 14th - 19th.
  • May 18th Satellite Club meeting at Rhino Sports at 5:30 p.m.  Kerry Paul's brother will be speaking about his Habitat Build in the Caribbean.
  • President's Night, June 5th at the Bay of Quinte Golf Course Restaurant XIX (19), $30 per person.  Come out and celebrate Shannon Neely's year as President.
  • Quinte Sunrise Rotary Club is having a wine and art show at the Trenton Market Square on June 10th. 
  • RLK - July 28th.  Sam Brady and the committee are looking for volunteers, donations for prizes, sponsors, golfers!