Upcoming Events
Brighton Street Dance
Main Street
Jul 28, 2018
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Brighton Rotary Interclub Bar B Q
Proctor Park
Aug 20, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Mark Walas
July 18
July 20
July 27
Join Date
Emily Steele
July 1, 2014
4 years
Ken Gibson
July 1, 2012
6 years
Patty Parmentier
July 1, 2005
13 years
Pat Corry
July 2, 2016
2 years
Jul 20, 2018
The Living Kitchen
Jul 27, 2018
Classification talk
Aug 03, 2018
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Brighton News July 20 2018
Members: 12
Guests: Andrea Wheeldon
  • Brighton Rotary is the winner of the District Oddy Robson Memorial Award for providing great opportunities for inter-club fellowship during the 2017 / 2018 year.
  • Certificate of Recognition presented to Brighton Rotary in appreciation of your continued partnership and incomparable support to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Kampala Uganda.
  • Certificate of Recognition presented to R Daphne Simms for her support to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
  • DG Mary Lou's club visit will be combined with Quinte Sunrise and hosted by Quinte Sunrise, date to be determined.
  • Stephanie Christensen, Executive Director of Shelter Box Canada will be coming to Trenton Rotary July 23 at their noon meeting at the Trent Port Marina. Cost $20. Please register with the club first.
  • President's Bar B Q - July 17th at R Dan Thompson's home well attended and lots of fun. Thank you R Dan.
  • Street Dance - July 28th. R Clay circulating duty roster.
  • Interclub BBQ - August 20 at Proctor Park. Duty roster is being circulated.
  • Applefest Food Booth - September 29
  • District Conference next year to be held in Wellington October 27th. 'Rotary Reunion'. Register in D7070 web site, also opportunity to host fellow Rotarian from away.
  • R Ricardo is looking for host families for coming year. Abby McDougal our outbound in France returning July 18. Our new outbound Rochelle is going to Taiwan about August 20th. Our inbound student from Brazil expected to arrive mid August.
  • 2019 is Brighton Rotary's 30th anniversary.
  • R Chris is looking for annual dues from members.
  • Notice of Motion presented to club at two meetings for any planned expenditure greater than $2,000.
Notice of Motion 2018-07-06: Rotary Club of Brighton support Brighton Cadets by donated $4,400 (2 x $2,200 for boy and girl) to participate in trip to Alberta in 2019,
R Clay explained the significance of the Albert trip in 2019. On June 6 each year members of the Canadian Airborne Regiment visit mount 'Ex coelis' in Alberta. The Regiment's motto is Ex coelis (from the clouds). At this site, they honor their comrades and spread ashes on the mountain of members who wish this on their death. The cadets will participate in this ceremony.
As cadets have to earn right to attend this trip, and work to raise funds for it, we are asked to not go public with this donation at this time.
Song - The Old Gray Mare
50/50 - $21.00 won by R Rudy who donated it to Foundation.
Happy Bucks:  so many things to be happy about, support for YMCA and Council decision last night, generosity of Rotarians, grand kids visiting and going home today, presentation, stakeholders group and vision for future, great BBQ at R Dan's home, trip out west with surfing and whale watching, parents return to BC.
Rotary Minute:  R Mark reminded us of how much we can accomplish when we work together.
The Living Kitchen
R Jeff W introduced his wife and partner Andrea Wheeldon. They have lived in Brighton for 2 1/2 years.
Andrea gave us a brief history how her passion became a business, The Living Kitchen.
While living in Manitoba a few years ago, Andrea became interested in natural fermentation - bacteria and yeast - probiotics. She said the winters in Manitoba encourage a person to hide indoors. They were living in an area with a lot of Mennonites, and she took an interest in preserving their vegetables. But after a lot of burned hands and over heating the house, she discovered natural fermentation.
Natural fermentation is preserving with bacteria and yeast, a natural and ancient technique, developed in every culture. She said this process is becoming 'trendy'. She started doing it for her own family, keeping several strains going such as sour dough and others. She began sharing with friends and volunteering by teaching groups. This significantly expanded their friends and social network in southern Manitoba.
When it started costing too much to do as a volunteer, she eventually started it as a business, The Living Kitchen.
They moved to Brighton and southern Ontario Andrea wanted to grow her skills and knowledge in this field. She does work shops and other sessions, many at Codrington Community Hall. She will be attending the 2nd annual exhibit in Picton on August 4th. She advises that there are many similar small businesses using similar techniques and producing goods.
There was a lot of interest and questions from the floor.
Andrea's site is
Service Above Self