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Brighton Rotary News July 6 2022
Members: 10
Guests: Amy McQuaid and Terri Lynn
R Joyce shared a thank you note from HUGS for use of the Rotary BBQ for recent fundraiser.
Smile: blush
Staff at the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority recently discovered over 200 dead crows along the highway near Boston.
There was concern that this may be an outbreak of Avian Flu so a wildlife pathologist was called in to examine the dead crows to determine the cause of death.
To everyone's relief, the cause of death was determined to not be Avian Flu but appeared to be impacts with vehicles.
However, during the detailed analysis it was noted that bits of paint of various colours was found on the crows beaks and claws. Analysis of the paint revealed that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with trucks and only 2% by impact with cars.
This was rather puzzling so the MTA then hired an Orthinological Behaviorist to determine if there was a cause for the disproportionate number of kills by trucks compared to cars. He very quickly discovered the cause.
When crows eat road kill they always have a lookout crow in a nearby tree to warn of danger. He found that while the lookout crows could shout 'Cah' not a single one could shout 'truck'.
  • R Chris reported that on Canada Day at the BBQ we had $664 in sales, less expenses for net profit of about $300.
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Clay on July 19th
  • We are looking for speakers for July.and August
  • PODS to be adjusted.
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24. R Chris is looking for source of back bacon.
  • Street Dance July 30. R Clay passed around a duty roster.
  • Interclub BBQ August 15 and asking support of other clubs
  • Next District Conference in October 2022 at Nottawasaga Inn Oct 14-16, 2022. Register early.
  • R Clay provided an update on efforts to bring Elizabeth to Canada as a refugee. He reported that he has made some progress learning of the process. First step is Elizabeth has to be certified as a 'refugee'. A couple options but the in country route in Tanzania appears to be extremely slow, maybe years. At the same time, things in Kenya may be getting worse as it appears certain elements are looking for Elizabeth. Clay reported that Elizabeth has been depressed and again needs financial help. She is living on about $275 a month. Clay is helping and asked Brighton Rotary if we would help.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Foundation Walk at Heber Downs Conservation area / Cullen Gardens - September 25th.
  • We Have A Dream -
  • World Polio Day 2022 Live from Durham College October 20 from 6pm to 8pm.
  • Go to District web site for more information on any of these events.
  • Check out the District Facebook Page, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin and Youtube channels to see what is happening in the District. Past Tuesday Talks available for viewing.
Song: This Land is Your Land
Sharing Pot: $26 won by R Steve who donated it to Polio Plus
Happy Bucks:  Success of Canada Day BBQ, Singing at Zwick's Park Canada Day, Terri Lynn back (need better for brownie points), Cuba, . nice weather rest of the week, good day for Canada Day, prospective member, good work Canada Day, family on weekend, at certain age no choice but to be happy, grand-daughter in law special guest, James home for visit.
Rotary Minute:
R Clay shared that RI has new Membership Society as of July 2021.
It is a system to recognize Rotarians who bring new members to Rotary.
Bronze level - 25 to 29 new members
Silver level - 30 to 49
Gold - 50 to 74
Platinum - > 75
Aspirations for Club members
Kids Against Hunger
On Tuesday July 5th as part of new RI President Jennifer Jones cross Canada Imagine Tour, Rotarian's across Ontario packed meals for Kids Against Hunger.
A short video was shared about the program.
There were packing stations in Burlington / Hamilton, North Bay, Belleville, Toronto and Barrie. 117,000 meals packed in 19,500 bags. In Belleville at Loyalist College we packed 3,564 bags, the equivalent of over 21,000 meals.
Service Above Self