Upcoming Events
Valentine Dance
Brighton Community Centre
Feb 14, 2019
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Brighton Rotary Board Meeting
Dan's home
Feb 19, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ricardo Melendro
February 7
February 8
Victoria Weir
February 18
Spouse Birthdays
Patricia Getkate
February 3
Join Date
February 14, 1997
22 years
Rudy Wagner
February 20, 2015
4 years
Feb 15, 2019
Feb 22, 2019
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Brighton Rotary News Feb 1 2019
Guests: Honorary Rotarians Jeff Brace and Bob Burke.
  • Board meeting at R Dan's home - Tuesday February 19th at 6:30pm.
  • Brighton Rotary Auction and Dinner May 11, 2019
  • Brighton Rotary is 30 - June 2019.
  • District Conference next year - Rotary Muskoka Style at JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa - October 25 - 27, 2019. Early registration fee $299. Rooms at special rate of $135 / night while they last.
  • No Frills Raffle planned for March. Duty roster being circulated. We start the weekend of March 22 leading up to Easter.
  • Northumberland Rotary Music Festival in 2019. They are looking for photographer for first week of April. May be small cost to clubs.
  • Brighton / Colborne Rotary Clubs joint application to send an ENSS student to Adventures in Citizenship in spring 2019 accepted.
  • Camp Enterprise for 2019, May 2 to 4 at Trent University. Looking for sponsors, mentors and drivers.
-           Eloisa’s birthday on Sunday, Feb 3
-           outbound for next year application delayed due to electronic communication glitches
-           Rochelle in Taiwan doing well
-           Ganaraska on the week of the 16th
-           Eloisa to be speaker next week
-           $300.00 to be given to Eloisa for prom dress/birthday present
-           3 students picked up applications for Adventures in Citizenship
announced that Brighton library would be having a book sale Sat and Sun Feb 8 and 9, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Song: A Bicycle Built for Two
50/50: $? won by R Rudy who donated it to Foundation.
Happy Bucks: 
Rotary Minute:
-           about Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
-           an international summer gathering of young people in leadership camps/seminars in various countries
-           these are informal out-of-doors weeks with challenging programs of discussion, inspirational addresses, leadership training and social activities for personal development, leadership skills and good citizenship
-           these events can be known as Camp Royal, Camp Enterprise, Youth Conferences, etc
-           introduction to Rotary in Nepal in 2010
-           it was a RYLA Conference
-           invited to participate in a march in town
A Brief History of the Rotary Club of Brighton
R Dan gave a brief history of the Club
-           Al Romberger (sp?) instigated the idea of a club
-           committee formed in 1988 to form a club in Brighton
-           30th anniversary year 2019
-           sponsored by Colborne Club
-           applied for a charter
-           got 25 members and received a charter
-           Bob Briden was the first president
-           meetings at first were Monday mornings but then moved to Fridays
-           location moved back and forth between The Gables and Douglas
-           1989 women joined Rotary
-           in the 90s the club grew to about 60 members
-           moved to the Legion for meetings
-           selling Tilley hats was a good fundraiser for a while; sold them at different venues
-           auction dinner was begun, and grew over the years
-           the essential character of the Brighton Rotary is a club of enjoyable meetings and mutual support in support of local and international causes
Service Above Self