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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Belleville Ontario!

Service Above Self

Every other Thursday at 12:00 PM Next meeting March 5th, 2020
Capers Restaurant
272 Front St
Belleville, ON K8N 2Z2
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Maddison McKinney
Mar 05, 2020
In celebration of International Women's Day - a trip to India
Rotary Music Festival participants
Mar 19, 2020
Rotary Music Festival samples
Apr 02, 2020
Home Page Stories
President Doug Peterson was pleased to present Paul Harris Pins to three (3) Rotarians for their contribution to the Rotary Foundation in the amount of $1,000 through their Rotary membership dues.  The invoices include an amount for membership dues and also provides an option for a Rotarian to donate $100 to the Rotary Foundation, a program that has been encouraged called Every Rotarian Every Year.  Rotarians can also donate directly to the Rotary Foundation and for every $1,000 donated, a Paul Harris is awarded.  Pictured here is Rotarian and Past President Robert Ord receiving his Paul Harris plus 4 pin, Rotarian and Program Chair Tracy Bray receiving her Paul Harris plus 2 pin and Rotarian and Bulletin and Roster Chair Nadine Langlois receiving her Paul Harris plus 1 pin.
President Doug was pleased to present red badges to new members of the Rotary Club of Belleville -- Tammatha Denyes and Mark Musca.  Welcome to both!
Club History (Bill MacKay)
Not all luncheon meetings in the past were held at a hotel or restaurant, or involve a speaker or special guest.
For many years, the members, along with their spouses,  held an annual meeting at the Salvation Army Camp at Roblin Lake. The lunch would be prepared and served by the Camp staff. On at least one occasion, Rotarians had to work for their lunch , planting 67 trees on the Camp's grounds.
In 1995, 40 Rotarians and their guests  who were able to pass a very strict security check enjoyed a dinner  with the Lifers at Warkworth Prison. It was an unusual experience to be searched upon arrival at dinner and then sit  along one side of a long table.
In 1997, The Club treated  50 kids and their families to  a cruise on the Bay of Quinte, on the Wayward Princess, and had a BBQ together afterwards.
A starvation meeting , where members paid their usual meal price , but were served only coffee or tea, or water, was also held, and funds collected were split between the Gleaners Food Bank and the Salvation Army. $817 was raised
We also has a dinner meeting once at Warkworth Prison. Ass reported in Rotopics the following week, several members were fined for snacking at their tables during the starvation meal.  The meeting was suggested by the RI president as a fund raiser  and also to let those attending experience  a lunch of nothing. 
In 2001, lunch was held at Zwick's Park, and we watched the Sky Hawks land , to celebrate the uniting of local senior elementary school students. Busloads of kids were brought in and they mixed and mingled with each other and with special guests. 
The Satellite meeting was held at Capers on Thursday, February 13, 2020. 
A robust meeting, covering a lot of topics and upcoming events with an excellent Classification Talk given by Mary-Ann Davies. Great to have returning member Sarah Dean as our VIP guest and Kelly was welcomed as a guest of Cassandra.
  • Classification Talk
    • Very interesting and passionate talk by Mary-Ann allowed members an insight into a varied and interesting life. Thank you for sharing your story and for being part of our Rotary group.
  • Savour the Chill
    • Satellite club is committed to supporting this event; we have six volunteers that will prepare and serve hot chocolate on behalf of the Chamber at the Armouries from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • We will take this opportunity to promote Hockey Night in Quinte
  • Hockey Night in Quinte
    • Date set for Saturday, March 28 at the Red Lion Pub featuring the band, Bad Tractor; The Red Lion will donated 10% of food sales from the event to HNIQ plus they are donating the use of the venue and the band at no cost to Rotary
    • 130 tickets to be printed; cost  of tickets will be $25
    • There will hockey-inspired games, 50/50 raffle, + silent and live auction as fundraisers
    • Sponsorships are off to a good start; the Brick has signed on again as a $5000 sponsor
    • Ryan and Cassandra met with Joseph Reid from the City last week; reviewed three potential sites for the project; very positive meeting with next steps including getting the City to approve our vision and site choice
    • There will be a meeting with the Ottawa Senators Foundation within the next week or so
    • The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wed Feb 26 - more details to come
  • Belleville Senators 50/50 Fundraiser
    • Had a great turnout of volunteers for the February 7 game
    • March 20 will be the next game where we will run the 50/50. If interested in volunteering, email Melanie Cressman
  • Tree Planting Project: "Rotary Loves Trees"
    • Tim and Melanie met with Joseph Reid from the City to discuss the feasibility of using the land at East Zwicks for the first plant of 1500 trees
    • Planning for additional sites in the future
    • A grant application was submitted to the City for incidentals, etc.
    • Date is set for Saturday, April 25; Following the plant, there will be live music by Victor Cooper held at The Loft
    • There will be a deputation to the City on March 9
    • Working on getting the website live
  • 100th Anniversary
    • April 1, 2020
    • RSVP through ClubRunner by February 28
    • Tickets going quickly
  • Reminder that membership fees are due
  • Community Grants Allocation
    • Awarded to Elliot Mundel (sp?), Big Brothers Big Sisters, Volunteer Information Quinte, and Quinte Therapeutic Riding Association
    • Deadline for grant submissions is at the end of April - details should be on the website
  • Chamber dinner
    • Rotary was recognized by the Chamber for the great work the Belleville club does in our community
    • Recipients of the Key to the Log Cabin
  • Rotary Loves Kids
    • Date set for July 24, 2020
    • Plan is host the after party downtown again
    • Dave Allen is the chair
  • If anyone is interested in presenting a Classification Talk, please contact Peter
Next Meeting: Capers, Belleville on February 27 at 5:30 p.m. and Collin will chair.
In order to plan appropriately all members are reminded to please respond to the event invitation and register your participation in advance. Thank you.
February 2020
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President Doug presented Past President with a Paul Harris plus two.
  • April 19 - Club Meeting - Musical Gifts Concert at Bridge Street United Church - a joint fund raiser for QRMF and Bridge Street Musical Arts (free will offering); any sponsorship donations for this concert  are still welcome. 
  • February 29, 2020 -- District 7070 is holding a Foundation Grant Writing Workshop at the Whitby Public Library from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Lunch will be served.
  • SAVE THE DATE - April 1, 2020 100th Anniversary Celebration @ Ramada by Wyndham, 5:30 p.m. cocktails, 6:30 dinner.  Guest Speaker Jeffry Cardorette-Rotary International Director.  Business attire or black tie optional.  Tickets are $100 each and are now available on Clubrunner.  Here is the link to the 100th Anniversary website .
  • June 6th - 10th 2020 Rotary International Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Satellite club event at the Red Lion on Coleman Street, Sat., March 28 Live Band, silent auctions and live auctions, $25. Fund raiser for Hockey Night in Quinte (outdoor rink)
  • 100th Anniversary Book is nearing completion.  February 21st is the deadline for submissions.  We are sorting through 800 photos for inclusion in this history book.  At the next lunch meeting on February 20th a "class photo" will be taken to be included in the book.
  • District 7070 Curling Bonspiel, Sunday, March 22nd.  Play for fun or competitively.  $50 per person, lunch included.  Go to District website for more information or contact Neil Phillips or Doug Byers.  Enter as an individual or put in a team.
  • PorchFest September 26, 2020 from 1 - 4 p.m.  More details to follow.