Bill MacKay felt it was important to highlight what the Rotary Club of Belleville has accomplished over the years, as many members may not be aware of these accomplishments.
  • 1921 started work with the Crippled Children's Society
  • 1921 sponsored the Rotary Club of Peterborough
  • 1922 sponsored the Rotary Club of Lindsay
  • 1922 sponsored the Trenton Rotary Club
  • 1928 sponsored the Rotary Club of Campbellford
  • 1943 sponsored the Rotary Club of Picton
  • 1972 started a Youth Exchange Program
  • 1974 started a Rotary Interact Club at Centennial
  • 1978 hosted the first District Conference
  • 1981 began working with Camp Merrywood
  • 1987 sponsored Sidney Rotary Club, now Quinte Sunrise
  • 1993 sponsored the Probus Club
  • 2003 hosted the second District Conference
  • 2003 started Rotary Loves Kids
  • 2007 started the Rotary Poker Walk for HIV/Aids
The Club has had a great impact on the Rotary world.
On another note, Bill announced this was his last meeting as Club Secretary and wanted to take the opportunity to thank President Kelly and the Board for the work they do.  It was a great honour to work alongside such a committed group of people.  For the past 32 years, Bill has been involved at the District level, President, Board Member, Secretary and he is looking forward to moving forward with the Rotary history book as well as the Mentorship Program.  It has been a pleasure to serve the Club and to support the work of Rotary.