Upcoming Events
President's Bar B Q
Jun 25, 2022 3:40 PM
View entire list
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Spouse Birthdays
Andy Smith
June 4
Steven Blakey
Allison Blakey
June 29
Join Date
June 14, 1989
33 years
Jun 08, 2022 7:00 AM
Friends of Presquile
View entire list
Advertisement for Russell Hampton
Advertisement for ClubRunner
Advertisement for ClubRunner Mobile
Brighton Rotary News June 1 2022
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out:;;
For the Love of Trees:
Members: 11
Guests: Terri Lynn and Rod and Rhonda MacDonald from HUGS
Smile: blush
The wise old Mother Superior from county Tipperary was dying. The nuns gathered around her bed trying to make her comfortable. They gave her some warm milk to drink, but she refused it. Then one nun took the glass back to the kitchen.
Remembering a bottle of Irish Wiskey they had received  as a gift the previous Christmas, she opened  and poured a generous amount into the warm milk.
When she walked back to Mother Superior's bed, she held the glass to her lips. Mother drank a little, then a little more. Before they knew it, she had drank the whole glass down to the last drop.
'Mother' the nuns asked with earnest, 'please give us some wisdom before you die.'
She raised herself up in her bed with a pious look on her face she said 'Don't sell that cow.'
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Clay on July 19th
  • Spring 'on-line' auction  been launched.
  • BBQ at Spring Valley Public School Thurs. June 9. About 250 to 300 to be served starting at 5:30pm. R Emily circulated a duty roster.
  • July 1 Canada Day BBQ
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24.
  • We are planning Street Dance July 30, Interclub BBQ August 15 and asking support of other clubs, and President's BBQ shared by P Joyce and PE Emily at 135 Bayshore Road June 25th.
  • Bottle drive May 28 grossed $476.80 with 4,009 pieces.
  • Annual Rotary dues invoices will be issued shortly to members. Annual fee is $250.
  • Any one wishing to make a donation to the Foundation or Polio Plus before the Rotary year ends see R Chris as he will submit mid June.
  • R Clay advised that to help Elizabeth as a refugee to Canada, that the club can be her sponsor, that we will need to set aside $30,000 for her and her children. Clay is getting some help from Northumberland Settlement Services and an immigration specialist.
  • Next District Conference in October 2022 at Nottawasaga Inn Oct 14-16, 2022. Register early.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Jennifer Jones- Imagine Canada Tour- As I've communicated in the past weeks, we have soon to be RI President, Jennifer Jones coming to the Toronto area on Tuesday, July 5th, 2022.  The Multi District Planning team have decided to coordinate a 3 part day: Starting with a Watershed clean up in the morning, Kids against Hunger food packing in the afternoon with a Fab TRF Fundraising dinner in the evening.  So to make this happen we need committee members and chairs for each of the events.  We also need committee members to manage the day: Transportation,  Marketing & Promotion, Budget, Finance & Legal, Technology, Outreach Broadcasting and Sponsorships.  If you would like to work on or co-chair these committees please contact Michele Guy, or DG Ron Dick,  We need your responses by Tuesday, Feb 1st (yes I know that's tomorrow) for the multi district Committee to draft the committees.  This event will showcased in the April edition of the Canada Rotary magazine.  Let's do District 7070 proud!
  • Go to District web site for more information on any of these events.
  • Check out the District Facebook Page, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin and Youtube channels to see what is happening in the District. Past Tuesday Talks available for viewing.
Song: Home on the Range
Sharing Pot: $27 won by R Joyce who donated it to the Foundation
Happy Bucks:  presentation, help for Ukraine families, appreciate effort of HUGS volunteers, nice weather, excellent day in park, thanks and very rewarding, Moonbeam, see all flowers, what HUGS does, for guests.
Rotary Minute: Women in Rotary
Until 1989 the Constitution and Bylaws of Rotary International stated that Rotary Club membership was for males only. In 1978 the Rotary Club of Duarte, California, invited three women to become members. The RI board withdrew the charter of that club for violation of the RI Constitution. The club brought suit against RI claiming a violation of a state civil rights law that prevents discrimination of any form in business establishments or public accommodations. The appeals court and the California Superior Court the Duarte position that Rotary could not remove the club's charter merely for inducting women into the club. The United States Supreme Court upheld  the California Court indicating that Rotary Clubs do a business purpose and are in some ways public organizations. This action in 1987 allowed women to become Rotarians in any jurisdiction having similar public accommodation statues.
The RI constitutional change was made at the 1989 Council on Legislation with a vote to eliminate the male only provision for all of Rotary. Since that time, women have become members and leaders of clubs and districts Throughout the world.
R Emily introduced Rod and Rhonda:
Rod and Rhonda came to Brighton 4 years ago from the Peterborough area. Rod spent most of his career with RBC as a commercial banker with the latter portion as an Investment Advisor  with RBC Dominion Securities spending a total of 43 yrs with the RBC group of companies.  He is a past President of the Peterborough -Kawartha Rotary Club.
Rhonda spent most of her career as an Investment Advisor/Discretionary Manager with RBC moving in the latter years to the management side as SVP of Credential Financial Inc responsible for National Sales, Research, Training, Product Development and Insurance.  She has served on many boards and been involved in many charitable entities over the years. and is currently on the Board of HUGS in Brighton.
Just under 2 months ago a group of concerned Brightonians found each other via word of mouth and set out to discover how we could best help Ukrainians caught in the war with Russia. Helping Ukrainians Get Settled in Brighton (HUGS in Brighton) was formed.
HUGS is a grass roots organization. They are in the process of securing Charitable status.
They formed and organized via Zoom. Local residents with Big Hearts.
Presently one family of 5 arrived in Brighton and are working on finding work and English as a second language.
A second group has just arrived. A third is due June 2 and a forth is expected about June 19. There can be delays.
They are in the process of fundraising.
The people from Ukraine are refugees, displaced persons and can work for up to 3 years in Canada. They have OHIP. They can re-apply for additional 3 year term, up to 10 years. They will be able to apply for permanent status, but many wish to return home if possible.
About 200,000 have applied to come to Canada, with 30,000 to 40,000 arrived so far. The immigration process is lengthy, all about paper work on their end. Basic vetting by the government is being done.
They have to beware of scams.
The government is turning a lot of the work to Canadian residents. HUGS is relying on other larger organizations to vet the people before they come.
The family here now have to boys in school ages 6 and 11. A younger child age 3 will go to school in September.
Gift cards for groceries, gas, Walmart, or school supplies are needed.
The oldest boy is very good at soccer, was in league in Ukraine and will need transportation to tournaments here.
Dad is working part-time with a Ukraine computer company.
Big expense for new arrivals are medical expenses for blood work etc and a car.
HUGS has currently 10 drivers volunteering. Need criminal reference checks and if volunteering with children need the vulnerable sector check.
A list of needs:
Gas and grocery gift cards
School supplies for September
Soccer costs
Clothing stipend or gift cards
Cell phone repair $100
Summer camp fees
Good used car that seats 5
Immigration medicals
R Daniel thanked Rod and Rhonda.
Service Above Self