Upcoming Events
Brighton Rotary Board Meeting
R Dan Thompson's home
Apr 17, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Camp Enterprise
Trent University
May 03, 2018 8:00 AM –
May 05, 2018 3:00 PM
Fishing Derby
May 04, 2018 6:00 PM –
May 06, 2018 4:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Spouse Birthdays
Mark Jacklyn
April 29
Dave Sharp
April 21
Keith Joyce
Elinor Joyce
April 28
Join Date
Daphne Simms
April 15, 2011
7 years
Steven Blakey
April 17, 1998
20 years
Apr 13, 2018
Junior Achievement
Apr 20, 2018
Presquile Provincial Park
Apr 27, 2018
Trip to Asia
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Brighton Rotary News April 6 2018
Members: 14
Guests: Shane Thompson son of R Dan, and Exchange student Emmy
  • R Chris gave brief summary of the No Frills raffle results. 979 tickets sold out of 1200 with net profit of $2,997.60. Winning ticket #9200 to Ms. Gisela Fedora. We received thank you from Ms. Fedora; "... I wanted to thank the Rotary Club again and tell everyone how much this meant to me as I am a struggling since my husband passed away a couple of years ago. This is a real blessing for me and I needed to express my profound thanks again. Sincerely, Gisela Fedora"
  • R Chris reminded that Diners and Duffers books available. Please sell as this is an excellent fund raiser for the club.
  • R Murray passed around sign up sheet for Fishing Derby. We are again splitting shifts with Knights of Columbus. This is May 4 to 6 weekend.
  • Brighton Rotary Golf Tournament at Barcovan June 18, 2018. R Victoria and R Chris met with Greg Thursday. We will limit teams to 18 only. Go out and get sponsors and teams for this important Club social and fundraiser.
  • R Mark and ADG Shirley were able to attend welcome at ENSS for the 15 girls from Tanzania visiting Canada. The girls and their teachers are being billeted in Cobourg. They have done some sight seeing and today going to Niagara Falls. R Mark reminded us that ENSS students have gone to Tanzania for several years supporting the girls school, this year some of the students came here.
  • Board meeting will be April 17 at R Dan's home.
  • Relay for Life - Luminary Ceremony at King Edward Community Centre - Thursday April 12th 5:30 to 7:30pm. Luminary Ceremony at Rotary Park at 7:30pm.
  • RLI at Centenial College Saturday April 14, all levels, club will pay costs.
  • Communicating with Ronneberger family through Maja concerning memorial for past R Al Ronneberger. Likely plaque on bench at Rotary Pergola.
  • R Ricardo advised the club that our inbound exchange student for next year will be a young lady from Argentina.
  • Spelling Bee to be at Brighton Public and Smithfield this year in May.
  • R Mark advised that there would be an announcement at Memorial Park this afternoon at 2pm. All Rotarians invited to attend.
  • District Assembly at BMO LI Saturday May 12 - all encouraged to attend, great learning opportunity.
  • Street Dance will be July 28th.
  • Interclub BBQ - August 20 at Proctor Park. Hope to have help from Campbellford with large trailer with tables and chairs.
  • Applefest Food Booth - September 29
  • R Victoria proposed Octoberfest Dance October 2.
  • Appears that with 57 students registered for Camp Enterprise, this event will go ahead. We need drivers May 3 and 5, sponsors at $300 each, and mentors.
  • Big Give June 2 - will be Bar B Q? Need volunteers.
  • District Conference next year to be held in Wellington October 27th. 'Rotary Reunion'. Easy to attend and minimal cost. Register in D7070 web site, also opportunity to host fellow Rotarian from away.
Song - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
50/50 - $20.00 won by R Dan T who donated funds to Emmy
Happy Bucks:  to be here, for hockey playoffs starting even if Montreal didn't make it, minor hockey is over and soccer ongoing, Presidents presentation and initiative, bachelor for week, for good Easter, excellent talk last night by our own R Jeff W, always happy.
Rotary Minute: R Keith shared project in Australia of a water wheel chair that allows people who otherwise could not go into the water to do so. Very popular.
Student - Emmy's Bucket List
Christmas and Fairs
Join different sports
Blue Jay game
Wonderland in Toronto
Riding a forest trail in the fall
Fire a firework in daylight
Try surfing
Joining YMCA
Club Forum - Pre Visioning Session
R Steve advised club for need and plan to have club prepare for future. Next couple months we will do a Visioning session. Last time we did this was in 2014 which was reviewed with club first half of this Rotary year.
Time to do it again. Time to get club members ideas. What is important to you.
Rotary International is always searching for strategies to renew and energize our Rotary Clubs. The best way to attract and retain members is to have a strong and vigorous Rotary Club, whose members are knee deep in exciting service in the community and beyond. But how can we bring new life and direction to our Clubs?
Rotary International recently introduced the new Club Leadership Plan, based on the best practices of successful clubs. The plan calls for a simplified board and administrative structure. The plan also encourages clubs to develop long-range goals and annual objectives to support them.
The leadership in District 7070 has developed an effective format for guiding a Rotary Club through strategic planning and renewal.
Our model is called Visioning. The model involves: 1) developing a core District training team, 2) holding individual "Vision Facilitation" sessions with individual Rotary Clubs, one at a time, and 3) assuring regular follow up after the initial Vision session. Too often Clubs operate in a reactive fashion, without clear long terms goals, and this' Visioning 'process is designed to help Clubs more clearly identify long term priorities.
Rotary Clubs that have participated in this strategic planning and re-visioning process typically show a clearer Club vision -- a sense of mission and purpose as a Club - and a revitalization of members' involvement in the Club.
Clubs need a Vision, goals and a purpose, but they also need relationships. If we start to lose these, lose focus and can get old and stagnant.
Club Visioning:
•5 year Plan
•Write down Ideas (Brainstorming -reality vs fiction)
•Short Action Plans
•Who does what  and by when to achieve goals?
  • Taking the club where it wants to go/can go    
Why do we Plan?
•Planning is all about pulling in the same direction with a destination in mind.
•Strategic Planning
  provides continuity between leadership terms
•Planning steps
  - Vision
  - Long Range Plan
  - Actions and Programs
Continuity, Consistency, and Consensus
Strength of Rotary Clubs:
Effective Clubs:
  - Attract New Member
  - Sustain Existing Members
  - Successful Service Projects
  - Support the Rotary Foundation
   - Develop Leaders beyond Club Level
•Who are we?
• Where are we?
• Where do we want to be?
• How do we get there?
• How will we know when we arrive?
District Visioning Process
•Step 1
•Questionnaire sent to every member (Survey-Monkey)
•Step 2 (2-4 weeks later)
•Visioning Session
•Step 3
•Develop An Action Plan based on the results at the Visioning Session
•Step 4
•Implement Action Plan
Service Above Self