Upcoming Events
Spring Valley Public School Bar B Q
Spring Valley Public School
May 17, 2018
4:45 PM – 6:30 PM
Brighton Rotary Board Meeting
Pat's home
May 22, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Big Give
King Edward Park
Jun 02, 2018
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Brighton Rotary Golf Tournament
Barcovan Golf Club
Jun 18, 2018
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
No Frills Eat Together
No Frills
Jun 22, 2018
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jeff Pearsall
May 23
Spouse Birthdays
May 28
Ricardo Melendro
May 13
Join Date
Henry Getkate
May 24, 2013
5 years
May 18, 2018
Classification talk
May 25, 2018
Girl Guides Trip to East Coast 2018
Jun 01, 2018
Club Visioning
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Brighton Rotary News May 11 2018
Members: 12
Guests: Rotarians Grant Southwell and Debra Murray from the Trenton Rotary Club and both members of the District Youth Exchange Committee, inbound Youth Exchange Student Emmy Riktor from Norway
  • Notified verbally this morning that JR's is shutting down and this is our last meeting at JR's. We moved all of our material out following the meeting.
  • Good News, R Murray has secured us Harbourview Marina at least until end of June. Bill and Jenny have sold, new owner takes over first of July.
  • Big Thank you to Honourary Rotarians Jeff B and Bob who cooked for the Hospice Walk at Memorial Park Sunday May 6.
  • Big Thank you to R Mark for moving supplies and equipment around all weekend.
  • Very Big Thank you to R Murray for organizing and looking after the Fishing Derby Weigh Station. R Murray also thanked all the volunteers from Rotary and Knights of Columbus for their help and assistance putting in shifts.
  • Bar B Q Season
    • Spring Valley PS - Thursday May 17, set up at 4:45, serve at 5:15, food provided we only cook. R Mark and Linda volunteering
    • 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. R Patty says noon to 4pm. We just cook.
  • Diners and Duffers books available. Please sell as this is an excellent fund raiser for the club.
  • Camp Enterprise a success. Thanks to R Daphne for organizing and representing the club.
  • 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. R Victoria urged members to sign up teams and sponsors.
  • Spelling Bee to be at Brighton Public May 18th. R Mark voluteered to attend and represent Rotary.
  • 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. Campbellford Rotary will bring trailer with 180 chairs, 30 x 6' tables and lots of other stuff.
  • Applefest Food Booth - September 29
  • R Victoria proposed Octoberfest Dance October 12 possible.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Next Board meeting May 22 at R Pat's home. 6:30 pm.
  • R Ricardo is looking for host families for coming year.
  • Request to sponsor Concerts in the Park with Rotary add for $50 this season.
  • Email inquiry from 'After Breast Cancer' charity looking for support. Little info available and asking if anyone knows of this organization?
Song - Take Me Out to the Ball Game
50/50 - $24 won by R Debra (she picked her own ticket). She donated it back to club.
Happy Bucks:  Presentation and youth exchange program, good job Murray, nice weekend, soccer tournament this weekend, host families, Camp Enterprise, glad to be back, Light House restoration moving forward, success of Winnipeg Jets, last ball room dance of spring season tonight.
Followed by some Fines today. R Bob will be happier.
Rotary Minute: R Jeff P gave history of the Rotary motto - Service above Self adopted in 1989 but was long journey that began about 1910 with variations starting as 'He profits most who serves best'. Motto officially adopted by Rotary in 1953.
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
District Youth Exchange Program
R Debra Murray has been in Rotary 8 years. She joined because her daughter wanted to go on exchange and found Rotary. She was with Whitby Sunrise for 6 years before moving and transferring to Trenton in 2016.
She has been on District Youth Exchange Committee for 2 years.
There are 9 outbound students in August to 9 different countries. There are 11 inbounds this year.
Districts encourages 3 host families for students, to give them variety and change.
2 members of the District Youth Exchange Committee were former exchange students. There is a lot of paperwork to keep track of students so they have adopted / set up a Youth Exchange Administrative Hub (YEAH), a centralized digital information tool.
The most important part, and most difficult is getting host families. She shared her own experience as host mom and importance in lives of students and bringing world together.
Service Above Self