Upcoming Events
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
Big Give
King Edward Park
Jun 02, 2018
10:00 AM – 2:00 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 27, 2018
Trip to Asia
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Brighton Rotary News April 20 2018
Members: 13
Guests: Rob Cunningham from Presquile Provincial Park
  • Bar B Q season is starting - Hospice Walk at Memorial Park Sunday May 6 starting at 9am to set up - R Jeff B and R Bob B will Bar B Q, need help with trailer
    • request from Spring Valley PS - Thursday May 17, set up at 4:45, serve at 5:15, food provided we only cook
    • Big Give at King Edward Park June 2, 10am to about 3pm. Rotary to provide 600 hotdogs and give away
    • No Frills Eat Together event June 22, request from Mike and Lori to assist, more info to follow.
    • Request to participate at Canada Day - July 1. Board will decline participation at Canada Day.
  • Diners and Duffers books available. Please sell as this is an excellent fund raiser for the club.
  • POD #2 winners of membership drive. Therefore Team #2 gets free breakfast April 27. Other members will pay $5 instead of $2 with these extra funds used by club to pay breakfasts for POD#2.
  • Fishing Derby sign up sheet has one open shift - 4 pm to 8pm Saturday. May 4 to 6 weekend.
  • Brighton Rotary Golf Tournament at Barcovan June 18, 2018. We will limit teams to 18 only. Go out and get sponsors and teams for this important Club social and fundraiser. Brighton Tire will sponsor hole in one.
  • Spelling Bee to be at Brighton Public and Smithfield this year May 11 and 18th.
  • District Assembly at BMO LI Saturday May 12 - all encouraged to attend, great learning opportunity.
  • Club President's Bar B Q date changed to July 17th at R Dan Thompson's home.
  • 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 ? Date under review due to conflict with TMHF gala.
  • 68 students registered for Camp Enterprise. Trying to arrange buses but still need drivers May 3 and 5, sponsors at $300 each, and mentors.
  • 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.
  • Past District Governor Bill Patchett is recuperating at home.
  • Past Rotarian Ernie Everingham will be moving closer to his family and taking up residence at a long-term facility in Freeport (near Kitchener). Brighton Rotary's 'Rotarian of the Year' award is name the 'Ernie Everingham Award'. R Dan gave brief history - Ernie was from Cobourg, while working in Trenton he joined Brighton Rotary for a few years before going back to Cobourg and is a long time member of the Cobourg Rotary Club. Due to Ernie's personality and participation, the Rotarian of the Year Award was created and named in his honour.
  • Opportunity for young people (age 13 and older), either exchange students, interactors or Rotaractors to participate as flag bearers at RI Convention in Toronto June 24th. The have to be available June 23 for rehearsals. For more info if you have a candidate, see Pres Steve.
Song - You Are My Sunshine
50/50 - $21.00 won by R Ricardo who donated it to Foundatoin
Happy Bucks:  sunshine and coming warmth, Kiwanis dinner meeting and winning 50/50 last night, power of nature, grandaughter going to Hawaii tomorrow, assigned seating, weekend, attending Toronto FC game with son, yard work, trip to Halifax, Camp Enterprise, presentation, ball hockey C champs.
Rotary Minute: R Keith shared how Nurse fights for peace. In a nation wracked by civil war, Liberian Rotarian Elizabeth Sele Mulbah has spent much of her life leading efforts for peace and reconciliation.
A past president (2011-12) of the Rotary Club of Sinkor, Mulbah has a remarkable resume. She began her career as a nurse, moved into teaching and administration, took on a leadership role at the Christian Health Association of Liberia, and worked at the United Nations Development Program.
She's a co-founder of the Mano River Women Peace network (Marwopnet), and through that organization played a major role in multinational diplomacy. She's also an in-demand speaker, giving lectures at places such as the Carter Centre and the US institute for Peace.
Her guiding philosophy of life is that it does not matter who gets the credit when something is done to benefit mankind, and that no one is here by mistake.
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
Presquile Provincial Park Flooding 2017
R Steve gave a brief impromptu introduction of Rob Cunningham, Superintendent of Presquile Provincial Park. Rob is originally from London area, worked at Parks Ontario about 30 years. Rob elaborated giving a brief history of the areas in the Province where he has worked - basically all over the province. This is his second time at Presquile, here since 2012.
2017 Flooding at Presquile Provincial Park - one of top 5 busiest parks in the Province.
Water rose to un-anticipated / experienced heights in May 2017. Many campgrounds were flooded, trailers were getting stuck, roads rutted and being destroyed. Park office was flooded.
They had to move campers, send them to other Parks, and turn many away. They could not accommodate the campers. Campers were very unhappy, many with very little notice, many who planned their vacations, some coming for decades and look forward to it. People did not appreciate / understand the conditions, dangers and problems in the park. This was very hard on Park staff, dealing with disappointed users and some were very unpleasant.
They decided to close the Park in June. An unprecedented action but they considered it necessary.
There was lots of erosion along the day use area. Board walk destroyed.
Closing the Park also had a negative impact on many local businesses who count on traffic from Park goers to the establishments.
They learned that social media to inform the public of conditions in the Park. We have no control over nature.
Service Above Self