Upcoming Events
Brighton Rotary Board Meeting
Victoria's home
Oct 16, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2018
D7070 District Conference
Oct 27, 2018
DG Mary Lou's Visit
Birdy's Fine Casual Dining Restaurant
Nov 08, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Santa Claus Parade Float - Rotary Float
Terry Fox Drive
Nov 16, 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Henry Getkate
October 5
October 12
October 15
Spouse Birthdays
David Henry
October 25
October 29
October 29
Oct 19, 2018
Kate's Journey to better health
Oct 26, 2018
Nov 09, 2018
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Brighton Rotary News October 12 2018
Members: 16
Guests: our inbound exchange student Eloisa from Brazil, and Laetitia de Witt from St. Catharines South
  • R Victoria gave update on Brighton's Santa Clause parade. Rotary will use Campbellford float for the night. We have been invited to R Emily's home for social after the parade. Looking for 'Elf' hats.
  • Christmas dinner and social December 5 at Whistling Duck.
  • 'Paint Night' to be held at the Community Centre, Thursday November 29th. Cost will be $40 each for all supplies and snacks.
  • Next Board meeting at R Victoria's home October 16 at 6:30pm
  • DG Mary Lou's visit will be November 8th at Quinte Sunrise who meet at Birdy's in Belleville. 7am. Brighton will meet with Quinte Sunrise for this event. No meeting in Brighton Nov 9. We will present Singing trophy to Quinte Sunrise at this time.
  • Brighton Rotary Auction and Dinner May 11, 2019
  • Foundation Walk Sunday September 30th. For all those who pledged, please get money to R Chris.
  • CRS a Rotary Supplier has overstock that is being sold at discount. Any interest, see R Steve for information.
  • Joint nomination by Rotary Clubs of Brighton, Colborne, Cobourg and Port Hope; for the Wilf Wilkinson Peace Award has been selected. Our nominee was Jeff Kawzenuk from Journey of Hope was successful. Looking for appropriate time and place to announce the award.
  • World Polio Day October 24
  • District Conference in Wellington October 27th. Cost is $99 per person.
  • R Steve has info for anyone interested in attending Polio immunization day in India in new year. R Laetitia shared her experience and recommended that members attend such an event if possible.
Eloisa described her week:
  1. She met with her next host family last Saturday. Note they have a punching bag.
  2. She went to host brothers hockey game. Her first hockey game. She wants to learn.
  3. Had her first Thanksgiving dinner. She really likes pumpkin pie.
  4. She had a shift at the clothing Depot.
  5. She thinks the fall colours are beautiful.
  6. She has been invited to help at the Trenton Hospital Foundation Gala October 20th.
  7. In her history class at school they are re-enacting a trial. She will be a witness.
Song - Home on the Range
50/50 - $26.00 won by R Steve who donated it to Polio Plus Campaign
Happy Bucks:  just happy, drive to appreciate fall colours, wishing everyone good week, with friends, to be back, Vegas, engaged, family finally home, going west for family, thanksgiving (even with 68 people), working weekend in Mono Mills, dancing tonight, newest Rotarian's presentation, curling starts, library opening, didn't have to cook Thanksgiving dinner, Memorial Park Gazebo to be finished soon, paved driveway.
Rotary Minute: R Jeff W shared about Rotary's Peace Initiatives. The Peace Centres and Fellowships that allow about 100 people annually to attend studies to become Peace ambassadors in our world. All through donations to the Foundation.
Classification of Joyce Cassin
R Mark introduced our newest Rotarian Joyce Cassin. Joyce was born and raised in Montreal and has been in Brighton area about 30 years, mostly working in media and journalism.
R Joyce gave us an overview of her life. Sounds like she was a terror to her parents growing up.
She was born in 1961, likely as a result of an otherwise dreary Valentine's Day in February 1961 she believes. She was born at 8lbs and nearly killed her mom. Appears she got into a lot as a child, including electrical sockets and down stairs the hard way (resulting in broken bones). She wanted to learn to read and was disappointed she could not go to school when her youngest brother started. In school she was the only one allowed to borrow 5 books from library over weekend because she would read them, often above her age level.
He father got her a pony at an auction when she was young and this got her out of the house.
At school she was straight 'A's' with short period when boys in her life interfered until she was told to smarted up which she did. She graduated as valedictorian and was planning to go off to University in the US when her father died suddenly. She was 18 at the time and changed her plans, going to work instead. She moved to Toronto in 1982, married in 1983 and had her son Ryan in 1985 who she is very close with.
She moved to Warkworth in 1991, but a fire occurred and they lost everything. A divorce and she and Ryan moved into Brighton in 1997. Ryan was good in school, graduated and now works with computer systems. She has two grandchildren who are awesome.
In 2007 she started working at Northumberland Today in Cobourg.
Along the way she re-acquainted with Shane whom she went to elementary school with. He used to carry her books. When they married, old friends commented that they thought they would marry in grade 6. Shane recently retired and they moved back to Brighton. Joyce after 3 years out of the work force has decided to get her Real Estate license. She has completed 4th level. 
Joyce was a member of the Brighton Rotary Club a decade ago and is good to have her back.
R Mark thanked Joyce for he presentation.
Service Above Self