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Brighton Rotary News Mar 2 2022
WE ARE BACK TO IN PERSON At the Brighton Gate Restaurant
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Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:
Members: 12
Guests: no guests, so sad
Newsletter from Youth Unlimited.
ATTENTION: ROTARY AND ROTARACTORS IN DISTRICT 7070: The Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. is hosting an inaugural Rotary softball fundraiser tournament and needs your participation! We're looking for teams and/or individuals to play in a fun, one-day Saturday tournament in Whitby this June ( 11th or the 18th)!
- guaranteed four, up to six games
- all (or no!) skill levels encouraged to play!
- three-pitch (i.e. pitch to your own team)
- prizes, raffles, and all proceeds to benefit Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. charitable account!
Please email Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. Secretary Mark Blackmore at or call/text at 905 626 8742 by March 15 to make inquiries or express your interest!
R Emily has responded in the positive. Note that this is open to family members and friends.
Smile: blush
Today R Craig focused on lawyers for a time.
Three professionals in a boat capsized. A shark came along and ate two professionals but did not eat the lawyer as a professional courtesy.
I forget the others, although R Daniel at our table shared some lawyers jokes as well.
R Craig never short of a one liner also shared:
Police reported that a man fell off the roof of a night club in Belleville. He wasn't a bouncer.
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Steve B's home on March 15th. at 6:30pm. (101 Raglan Street)
  • Diners and Duffers books should be available by March 18.
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale. R Liesje advised that the District Environmental Committee Chair has reached out to her about this program.
  • Spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!!
  • R Daniel has organized a fundraiser for Saturday March 5th at the Smokehouse starting about 7:30pm. He will play and sing with another musician. There will be a $15 cover charge with profits split 50/50 between the Beacon Youth Centre and Rotary.
  • We are looking to hold our next bottle drive on a Saturday in March. Date to be confirmed.
  • R Liesje is organizing with ENSS Environmental Club a tree planting event.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • You are invited to the Tuesday Talks - International Women's Day. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends.Tuesday Talks - International Women's Day Date: Mar 08, 2022 7:00 PM  - Mar 08, 2022 8:00 PM
  • D7070 Conference to be May 13-15, 2022 at the Courtyard by Mariott in Oshawa Ontario. Registration is $249 before September 1 and limited rooms for $129 per night. 'Be a Driver for Change.'
  • Rotary International Convention 2022 in Houston Texas June 4-8, 2022. Registration is now open. The Rotary fun doesn’t have to stop with our virtual convention! Join us next year at the 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston, Texas, from 4-8 June 2022. No matter who you are or where you’re from, you’re bound to find inspirational moments throughout the convention. 16 June is the last day to take advantage of the special registration rate of $425. So, register and pay today to get the best rate.
  • Incoming RI President Jennifer Jones plans to start her year off with a two week cross Canada tour to showcase Canada to the World. She plans to be in the GTA July 5th and getting her hands dirty with People of Action projects and activities.
  • Jennifer Jones- Imagine Canada Tour- As I've communicated in the past weeks, we have soon to be RI President, Jennifer Jones coming to the Toronto area on Tuesday, July 5th, 2022.  The Multi District Planning team have decided to coordinate a 3 part day: Starting with a Watershed clean up in the morning, Kids against Hunger food packing in the afternoon with a Fab TRF Fundraising dinner in the evening.  So to make this happen we need committee members and chairs for each of the events.  We also need committee members to manage the day: Transportation,  Marketing & Promotion, Budget, Finance & Legal, Technology, Outreach Broadcasting and Sponsorships.  If you would like to work on or co-chair these committees please contact Michele Guy, or DG Ron Dick,  We need your responses by Tuesday, Feb 1st (yes I know that's tomorrow) for the multi district Committee to draft the committees.  This event will showcased in the April edition of the Canada Rotary magazine.  Let's do District 7070 proud!
  • Rotary District 7070 is excited to announce the 2022 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium, May 26-29, 2022 taking place at the beautiful Ganaraska Forest Centre, an environmentally sensitive, overnight outdoor education facility located in the heart of the majestic Ganaraska Forest just north of Port Hope! The 3 night experience is geared toward youth between the ages of 17-23 and will offer an inspiring program: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Indigenous Culture, Hands-on Activities, Group Dynamics, Toastmasters/Public Speaking, Outdoor Survival and GPS Geocache adventures along with camp fires, friendship and tonnes of fun and learning!!!  All this for only $299 per participant which covers all programs, accommodation, and meals.  Rotary Clubs are encouraged to find and sponsor eligible participants within their community, as well as members of the Rotaract and Interact Clubs that they host.  There are only 30 spots available so act fast!  For inquiries and to receive a registration form, please contact PDG Mark Chipman at 
  • 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: Home on the Range
Sharing Pot: $25 won by R Steve B who donated it to Polio Plus.
Happy Bucks: we were missed, good two weeks with daughter with real winter and chance to snow shoe, looking forward to spring, just happy, waiting for spring, Fun Time Saturday Night at Smokehouse, Rotary Foundation Gala, Live Theatre, grandson born Saturday (4th grandchild), dog dental surgery (ouch), book out soon (loves to share others story), good week with grandson but now time to rest.
Rotary Minute:
R Murray shared Rotary's Statement concerning the Ukraine conflict:
It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world.
At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there. Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading across Europe and the world.
As one of the world's largest humanitarian organizations, we have made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We join the international community in calling for an immediate cease fire, withdrawal of Russian forces, and a restoration of diplomatic efforts to resolve this conflict through dialogue.
In the past decade, Rotary clubs of Ukraine, Russian and nearby countries have transcended national differences and have actively engaged in peace - building projects to promote goodwill and to marshal assistance for the victims of war and violence. Today, our thoughts are with our fellow Rotary members and others in Ukraine coping with these tragic events. Rotary International will do everything in its power to bring aid, support and peace to the region.
Rotary Zone 28, 32 Foundation Gala 2022
R Steve shared some observations and thoughts from the February 23, 2022 Rotary Zone 28 and 32 Foundation Gala.
February 23 is Rotary's birthday - 117!
There was a Pre-Gala warm up from 7:30pm to 8pm
Pre-Gala focused on Polio review then a tour of Zone 28 and 32 from Bermuda to Alaska. 
Polio in about 1937 to ‘50’s surged in US and around the world. In the 1950’s Polio was so bad in North America that schools closed, theaters went dark. Sound familiar. Until vaccine was produced and distributed.
Rotary launched PolioPlus in 1985 and was a founding member of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988. Through decades of commitment and work by Rotary and our partners, more than 2.5 billion children have received the oral polio vaccine.
1979 was the first time Rotary involved in giving vaccine to kids (Phillipines). The potential was recognized and the Polio Eradication Campaign was launched. Estimated 350,000 new cases annually in mid 1980's. In 2021 – in January 1 in Pakistan, 4 in Afghanistan. This close. Pakistan Polio free one year.
RI say Afghanistan opening up and they hope to be able to get Afghanistan Polio free next year and all certified free in 2026.
Our District 7070 gave $165,000 to Polio Plus campaign last year – with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation matching turned our $165,000 into $500,000. The annual cost of the polio campaign is about $9M annually.
Gala started at 8pm to about 9:30. It was a chance to bid on a select number of items and donate to the Foundation. A little over $250,000 US was raised.
One of the auction items was donated by Alex Lifeson of Rush. A video of ‘The Garden’ by Rush, pre-pandemic with people in attendance, then interview with Alex. Alex donated an Epiphone Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess Guitar.
For a feel good You-tube to watch. look for 'One Voice Children's Choir'. Formed for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Sault Lake City, kids age 4 to 18 perform. We recommend that you check it out.
Service Above Self