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Brighton Rotary News April 13 2022
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Members: 11
Guests: Terri Lynn and Patricia Orante
1. The Brighton Food Bank is looking for support.
2. Spring Valley Public School is asking if we will BBQ June 9?
3. Brighton Gate Restaurant will not be available to us May 18. Jenny is going to England.
Smile: blush
Bob, a 65 year old, extremely wealthy widower shows up at the country club with a breathtakingly beautiful 25 year old blonde.
She hangs onto Bob's arm and listens intently to his every word. His buddies at the club are all aghast.
At the very first chance, they corner him and ask, 'Bob, how did you get the trophy girlfriend?'
Bob replies, 'Girlfriend? She's my wife!'
They're amazed, but continue to inquire. 'So, how did you persuade her to marry you?
'I lied about my age' Bob replied.
'What, did you tell her you were only 50?'
Bob smiles and says, 'No, I told her I was 90.'
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Steve B's home on April 19th. at 6:30pm. (101 Raglan Street)
  • Diners and Duffers books selling well,
  • Spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!! R Liesje has distributed electronically draft letters requesting support, poster and donation receipt.
  • R Liesje is organizing with ENSS Environmental Club a tree planting event tentative date May 17 at 11am.
  • We are planning Street Dance July 30, Interclub BBQ August 15 and asking support of other clubs, and President's BBQ shared by P Joyce and PE Emily at 135 Bayshore Road June 25th.
  • Cheryl Sams from Colborne Rotary is helping recruit students for Camp Enterprise.
  • Trenton Rotary is celebrating 100 Years of Service at Heros Landing Saturday May 7th. Cost is $100. If you want to register and need assistance ask.
  • Shelter Box is working in Ukraine and surrounding countries taking refugees.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup
    Please mark your calendar for Saturday April 23, for our 2nd Annual 'Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup' Event.  This is our day to show 'Rotary in Action' on a massive scale, and promote 'Environmental Sustainability' within our communities. 
  • 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.' This promises to be a super Conference and it will be awesome to be able to get together for some great Rotary fellowship.   Attached you will find the brochure for the Conference for your reading pleasure.   Register for the Conference by copying the link into your browser. Any questions, please get in touch!  
  • 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.
  • 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: You Are My Sunshine
Sharing Pot: $25 won by R Steve S who donated it to HELP.
Happy Bucks:  always happy, no reason to be not happy, I am smiling under mask, great humour from R Jeff, good work, Easter with family, in Canary Islands, presentation, to do good work and love it, full house, son James finished basic training now on to vocational training at Gage Town, speaker, purchasing first car, 4 day long weekend and no commitments, time to rake lawn, work of HELP, miss you, patios opening.
Rotary Minute: The Rotary Wheel
R Rudy shared:
A wheel has been the symbol of Rotary since our earliest days. The first design was made (1905) by Chicago Rotarian Montague Bear, an engraver who drew a simple wagon wheel, with a few lines to show dust and motion. The wheel was said to illustrate "Civilization, Movement and Service work in action." Most of the early clubs had some form of wagon wheel on their publications and letterheads.
In 1922, it was decided that all Rotary clubs should adopt a single design as the exclusive emblem of Rotarians. So, the present gear wheel, with 24 teeth and six spokes was adopted by the "Rotary International Association." The gear teeth around the outside represent the fact that work is to be done. The six spokes represent the inner direction and path of our Vocational Service, through the representation of our membership via the classification system. Similarly, these same spokes represent an outward distribution path of Rotary's ideals of service and the Four Way Test… going out toward the community, vocations and businesses that our members represent.
A group of engineers advised that the geared wheel was mechanically unsound and would not work without a "keyway" in the center of the gear to attach it to a power shaft. So, in 1923 the keyway was added to signify the wheel was a "worker and not an idler". The keyway in the center of the hub is of great significance, because it represents the individual Rotarian member, who is the key factor in every club. Quality members are the keys, needed for the hub to engage with the shaft and turn, putting the energy into motion and creating the power for the gears to do their work.
The HELP Centre
R Emily introduced Patricia:
Patricia Orantes
Patricia was born in El Salvador and there she earned her Law Degree. She also has a Master Degree in Competition Law, International Contracts and Regulatory Law from the Freie University of Berlin, in Germany.
After many years of working as a lawyer in El Salvador, she relocated to Northumberland County in 2011, where she got actively involved in activities organized by the Immigration Portal from Northumberland County. She participated in different panels and events related to “The challenges of the Immigration System” as a speaker.
In 2014 she joined The Help Centre, where she has been working as the Executive Director.
Her work at The Help Centre has allowed her to better understand the needs and social service gaps that are real in our community, especially for those that are most vulnerable.  
See attached Power Point Presentation from Patricia attached to this Service Wheel.
The Northumberland HELP Centre is a grass roots organization formed in 1983. It is unique to Northumberland County. It became a United Way organization in 1986. It was formed as a result of the decline of manufacturing in the County and the need to support and fill gaps in the system for people.
The help people learn and grow, whether with resumes and job skills or short term support.
Funding is provided through United Way as well as the Federal Government, Northumberland County and private donations.
Their programs and services are geared to helping low income families well being. Their main goal is seeking long term solutions for people through improved money management skills and training, increasing their capacity financially and with decisions.
They provide office services such as faxing and copying. Also translation services.
They also help with beds, vouchers for supplies.
Everyday is different as they seek to help people with issues and problems. New questions arise that have to be figured out.
Through the pandemic they had to shift to meet the needs safely. Now looking to move to more in person meetings.
They help people with both income security and housing security. They have agreements with Utilities to help families manage. They assess the families situation and needs and can possibly help cover costs, but only once every 6 months.
Money management is a large part of what they help people learn, financial literacy, budgeting, action plans and referrals.
Housing is become a crisis with costs going out of reach. This is a big challenge for low income families. Typical rent now $1300 and single person only gets $800 and couple $1100 on welfare. They work with some landlords who provide some units at more affordable prices and HELP assesses need.
They have volunteers who help prepare and submit tax returns for people. In 2021 they helped with 1400 returns.
They help with a lot of seniors who make up a large percentage of their clients. They help them navigate for services, downsizing, shopping and deliveries.
English as a second language is another area they support people with. Since 2015 they run the County's program with 10 volunteer tutors.
In 2021 the helped 4500 people, before pandemic it was 9000. About 10% of the County's population.
Service Above Self