Upcoming Events
D7070 District Conference
Oct 27, 2018
DG Mary Lou's Visit
Birdy's Fine Casual Dining Restaurant
Nov 08, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Santa Claus Parade Float - Rotary Float
Terry Fox Drive
Nov 16, 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Brighton Rotary Christmas Dinner
Whistling Duck
Dec 05, 2018
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Henry Getkate
October 5
October 12
October 15
Spouse Birthdays
David Henry
October 25
October 29
October 29
Nov 09, 2018
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Brighton Rotary News Oct 26 2018
Members: 16
Guests: no guests this morning
  • Coats for Kids - R Mark reported that Linda is out buying winter clothing for 29 kids from Brighton Public School and so far 14 from Smithfield PS. 
  • R Patty reported that Victoria and Kyle made it to Honolulu. It is 32 there, same as here.
  • November 16 - Brighton's Santa Clause parade. Rotary will use Campbellford float for the night. We have been invited to R Emily's home for social after the parade. Looking for 'Elf' hats. For social at R Emily's, bring your own drinks and snacks to share.
  • Christmas dinner and social December 5 at Whistling Duck. Cost is $5 and your own meal. Bring your own drink and snacks to share at Chris's home.
  • 'Paint Night' to be held at the Community Centre, Thursday November 29th. Cost will be $40 each for all supplies and snacks.
  • Sheets passed around to sign up and also to provide snacks / treats at the various events
  • Next Board meeting at R Chris's home November 13 at 6:30pm
  • DG Mary Lou's visit will be November 8th at Quinte Sunrise who meet at Birdy's in Belleville. 7am. Brighton will meet with Quinte Sunrise for this event. No meeting in Brighton Nov 9. We will present Singing trophy to Quinte Sunrise at this time.
  • Brighton Rotary Auction and Dinner May 11, 2019
  • Ribbon cutting for new stage in Memorial Park November 9 at 11am. Rotary is a major contributor, so we should have a presence.
  • R Daphne reported that Interact club held fund raiser at ENSS for Polio Eradication on October 24. She passed hat to Rotarians.
  • District Conference in Wellington October 27th. Cost is $99 per person.
  • Interact will be invited to participate in Parade with Rotary, carrying their banner.
  • No Ham sales this year and no interest in selling turkeys.
  • Adventures in Citizenship applications out. R Daphne presenting to Interact Club. Cost is $675 per student. Applications due December 14. Camp is April 28 to May 1 in Ottawa next year. We can partner with Colborne Rotary.
  • Etobicoke Rotary has put together training for reduce waste produced at Rotary events. Results of their efforts on blog. They are offering to help / train. R Daphne shared that a company in Campbellford takes styrofoam and turns it into insulation.
  • R Joyce shared brief story of taking Eloisa to Phantom Farms and a pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin.
Song - She'll Be Comin Round the Mountain
50/50 - $39.00 won by R Keith who donated it to Interact Polio Plus fund raiser
Happy Bucks:  6' grandson, weather and working in garden, good day, grand daughters white coast event going into medical school, Weedstock, picking pumpkins with Eloisa, grandkids coming for weekend, selling poinsettas, thanks for support, special wife gives okay to wish old girlfriend happy birthday, booked tickets to Columbia in winter, Rotary trailer cleaned and stored for winter.
Rotary Minute: R Jeff W shared some stories of Rotary's Peace Scholars such as helping to improve dam management, trade issues, Global Peace Index. That work is not always about disarmament and war, but often to improve peoples lives in economic and social ways.
Business Meeting October 26 2018
Business Meeting of the Rotary Club of Brighton
Notice of Motion by R Clay, second by R Steve that Brighton Rotary contribute $10,000 to the Legion Roof campaign. After confirmation from Treasurer Chris that we have the money. This motion was passed.
Report from Treasurer Chris: All Rotarians were provided a copy of the financial statements to September 30, 2018 via email.
R Chris briefly went through income and expanses for the month of September.
He noted we are now getting income from Local Lager based on $0.20 per can sold through the local Brighton Beer Store.
We have about $63,000 in the bank but also have outstanding commitments, the largest includes $25,000 to new stage in Memorial Park.
R Ricardo gave a brief update on the Youth Exchange Program. Stories from Emily and Abby have been submitted to the Independent, waiting to be published but available on-line.
A third host family was found for Eloisa, but Ken Lewis's family have offered to take her back in spring and this seems to be favourable.
R Joyce took Eloisa to Glen Ross yesterday and Eloisa will attend District Conference in Wellington this weekend.
Outbound student Rochelle got in a little trouble with other students involving alcohol. Seems to have worked out.
Expect 4 applications from ENSS students for next year. Ricardo is looking for Rotarians to help select student. Also for others to be part of committee for the exchange program.
R Daphne reported on funds to village in Nepal. Some issues getting money to them in future will work through a club to club exchange. The farm cooperative is working on the pool and fencing around it.
R Murray reminded Rotarians of upcoming events such as Santa Claus Parade Nov 16. We need generator looking at for this and may need new one.
R Emily Thanks Linda Walas, Coats for Kids program is being taken care of.
R Clay looking for best way to send $300 to Isaac in India and $100 to chimpanzee sanctuary in Uganda.
R Daphne reported that interact club at ENSS meeting weekly,  They have core of 6 or 8 students, some from earlyact programs in Elementary Schools. They plan to start selling hot chocolate in November as fund raiser, also looking at food drives and other events for the coming year.
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