Upcoming Events
No Frills Raffle
Sep 07, 2018 11:00 AM –
Sep 30, 2018 6:00 PM
Rotary D7070 Friendship Day
Sep 08, 2018
Brighton Rotary Board Meeting
Pat's home
Sep 10, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Spring Valley Public School Bar B Q
Spring Valley Public School
Sep 13, 2018
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Colborne Rotary Dinner and Auction - Retro Cafe
Keeler Centre
Sep 15, 2018
6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Applefest Food Booth
Main Street
Sep 29, 2018
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Celebration of Life of former Rotarian Ken Gibson
Sand Piper Centre
Sep 29, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
D7070 Foundation Walk
McMichael Art Gallery
Sep 30, 2018
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2018
D7070 District Conference
Oct 27, 2018
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Pat Corry
September 8
Emily Steele
September 21
Spouse Birthdays
September 11
Andrea Wheeldon
September 18
Victoria Weir
Kyle Weir
September 23
Join Date
Keith Joyce
September 8, 2017
1 year
Sep 07, 2018
Sep 14, 2018
Classification get to know Laetitia
Sep 21, 2018
The Beacon Youth Drop In Centre
Sep 28, 2018
Brian Todd Memorial Fund
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Brighton Rotary News Sept 7 2018
Members: 14 + Honourary Rotarians Jeff and Bob
Guests: Joyce Cassin who submitted a membership application, Mark Stubb from the Nature Conservancy, Ed Jouwstrau and Derek Osmond from OPP, Liesje Wagner, and our inbound exchange student Eloisa from Brazil
  • Request for support from Eye sight
  • Thank you from Art on Main for the use of Rotary tents for the 2018 Art on Main
  • Thank you from the Brighton Fare Share Food Bank for the recent No Frills food drive by Rotary
  • Next Board meeting at R Pat's home September 10 at 6:30pm
  • National Kids Cancer Ride cancelled for this year. Alternatively, we can recognize National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with our first annual Virtual National Ride. We are looking for riders across the country to join us on September 23rd as we look to hit our goal of 7,300 kms of total distance covered. This would replicate the distance required to go from our starting wheel dip in the Pacific Ocean to our finishing wheel dip in the Atlantic. There is no registration fee and fundraising is optional. Ride a short distance or ride a long distance, ride fast or ride slow it doesn’t matter - it’s all about raising awareness and recognizing the journey these families must endure. You can sign up by following this link<>, where you can register in your own region. Once registered there will be more information as to possible destinations and how to connect with fellow riders. We look forward to seeing you on September 23rd Cheers, The Coast to Coast Team
  • Request to BBQ at Spring Valley September 13. Need helpers, duty list circulated.
  • Saturday September 8th, Rotary 7070 Friendship day in Oshawa.
  • September 16 Campbellford Rotary has BBQ and show at Westben featuring Sultans of Strings
  • Celebration of Life of Ken Gibson at the Sandpiper Centre on September 29 at 2pm.
  • Brighton Rotary Auction and Dinner May 11, 2019
  • Plan for Brighton Rotary to participate in Christmas Parade.
  • R Ricardo reported that outbound exchange student Rochelle is doing better in Taiwan.
  • Inbound exchange student's cell is 613-661-4882 (text only). A list was circulated to pick her up weekly for Rotary. She will be attending District orientation tomorrow in Trenton with the other students.
  • 3 new Friends of Rotary. They include Ruth Kerr, Dave Wynham and Ken Birch.
  • Applefest - Kate and Sandy Pearsall have agreed to spearhead this year again and plan to do hot dogs and pulled pork. Duty roster being circulated.
  • Colborne Rotary Dinner and Auction at Keeler Centre Saturday September 15th. Tickets $80 each or table of 8 for $70 each = $540.
  • Prepay breakfast cards available next week. 5x$12 = $60. Can use plastic to purchase cards.
  • No Frills Raffle tickets available and shift start Sept 7 to Sept 30.
  • R Daphne attended Camp Enterprise initial planning meeting. They hope to keep clubs better informed as they plan for the 2019 event.
  • Foundation Walk Sunday September 30th.
Song - This Land is Your Land
50/50 - $12.00 won by R Pat for the grandchildren
Happy Bucks:  for presentation, trip to Ottawa this weekend, for our guests today, water lots, TV for presentations, exchange student Eloisa, joy to be here, father is sunshine in her life, going well, wetlands and their importance, son and wife at cottage, Health improved, full room, did not shame self golfing, cooler weather, end of season BBQ's, Happy they could purchase the lands, to be active and growing, knocking on doors.
Rotary Minute: R Keith shared a challenge to clean the world's rivers. In 2000 Salvador Rico with other Rotarians helped clean garbage from the Russian River in northern California. Rico remembered the state of the Ameca River in Mexico where he grew up. He believes his sister contracted the polio virus that killed her in the 1960's. After discussions within the Rotary District and partnering with clubs in Mexico, in 2014 they carried out first cleanup of the Ameca River. Since then they have organized more clean ups of the Ameca and other rivers in several countries under the 'Cleaning the Rivers of the World' program.
Nature Conservancy in Brighton
R Steve introduced our guest speaker Mark Stubb. Mark was born in Quebec, but grew up in Windsor area. He now lives in Uxbridge with his family including two girls and dogs. He worked for MNR as a biologist and planner for about 10 years. He has been with the Nature Conservancy for 12 years.
Mark came to update us on the Brighton Wetland Project and the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
The Nature Conservancy has been in Ontario since 1962. It is a not for profit land trust. They don't focus just on wetlands, but all forms of natural environments. They work to acquire land, through purchase or donations. Sometimes through partnerships. They acquire lands to restore and preserve them in a natural state for habitats for rare and endangered species.
Mark described a few properties in Northumberland County such as Hazel Bird Nature Reserve in Hamilton Township. Also conserving and restoring the Rice Lake plains. There is also the Barr property in Alnwick Haldiman which is very small. All areas are open to the public, with trails and interpretive displays. They sometimes do prescribed burns to preserve areas such as savanas.
The Brighton Wetland Project will be a new wetland for Presqu'ile Bay. This area has a number of different habitats. Arnold Boes was involved by providing the Willenroth Woods as an ecological gift. Then a larger tract owned by St. Mary's Cement was acquired August 1 2018 with help from the Federal Government, partnering with other organizations such as Ducks Unlimited as well as donations from private individuals. This is about 231 acres along County Road 64 just west of the Brighton sewage treatment facilities. This is a provincially significant wetland with several species at risk. They have set up an endowment fund and are now in the planning process to determine how some lands will be rehabilitated and the property made available to the public. This site has great potential.
R Murray thanked Mark for his presentation.
Service Above Self