Upcoming Events
District Assembly
May 11, 2019
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Brighton Rotary 30th Anniv - Dinner and Auction
Brighton Community Centre
May 11, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Brighton Rotary Board Meeting
Victoria's home
May 14, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Spring Valley Public School Open House BBQ
Spring Valley PS
May 16, 2019
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Big Give BBQ
Community Centre
Jun 01, 2019
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Rotary Regional Spelling Bee
Trenton High School
Jun 08, 2019
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Brighton Rotary's 30th Anniversary
Smoke House to King Edward Park
Jun 14, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
District Year End Celebration
Jun 23, 2019
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Spouse Birthdays
Mark Jacklyn
April 29
Keith Joyce
Elinor Joyce
April 28
Join Date
Daphne Simms
April 15, 2011
8 years
Steven Blakey
April 17, 1998
21 years
Apr 26, 2019
Club business
May 03, 2019 7:00 AM
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Russell Hampton
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Brighton Rotary News April 26 2019
Members: 17
Guests: exchange student Eloisa
  • Newsletter and generic request for support from Youth Unlimited.
  • Letter on behalf of Municipality regarding update of the Zoning By-law and Official Plan. If interested to review and comment, there will be Open Houses and PIC's to come. Now you can go to;
Smile for Week:
When Craig was 23 and in grade 9, his father determined that he wouldn't have a career as a lawyer or doctor so he told his son he should start farming the back 10 acres. So Craig went and purchased 500 chicks. He returned the next day to buy 500 more and then again on the third day he bought 1,000. The hatchery owners were curious and commented that he must be planning a large chicken production. Craig explained that he was having trouble keeping the chicks alive. He didn't know if he was planting them too deep or not spaced apart sufficiently.
  • Globus Theatre has fundraiser to guess location of cow pat competition.
  • District Assembly at BMO IFL on May 11 from 8am to 2pm. Cost $75. Agenda now available on District web site.
08:00               Registration & Networking
08.45 – 09.30 Welcome – PDG & District Trainer Doug Byers - Youth Exchange Flag Ceremony – Youth Exchange Committee
                         2018-19 Be The Inspiration – DG Mary Lou Harrison
                         End Polio Now Update – PRIVP Dr. Bob Scott
                         2019 Foundation Walk - Foundation Walk Committee Members
09:30 – 09:45 Break
09:45 – 10:45 Session I Breakouts
1. Rotary Club Central … A Hands-On Session for Club Presidents/Secretaries, PDG & Rotary Zone Co-ordinator Bob Wallace
2. Grow Rotary … Strategies to Increase Your Club Membership, Virginia O’Reilly, District Membership Chair
3. Planning for Success … Strategic Planning Strategies, DGN Mark Chipman & DGND Ron Dick
4. Taking Action … Ideas for Hands-On Service Projects, DG Mary Lou Harrison & Friends
5. I’m Okay, You’re Okay … Coping with Different Personalities in Your Club, PDG Lynda Ryder
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 Session II Breakouts
1. District Governance Session … A Session for 2018-19 Club Presidents/Delegates, AG Terry Caputo, District 7070 Governance Chair
2. New Foundation Grant Qualification Online Modules … Learn All About Them! PDG Brian Thompson
3. Check Your PR Checklist … A Session for Club Presidents/PR Directors & Chairs, Dave Andrews, District 7070 Public Image Chair
4. RLI: Create Vibrant Clubs through Your Rotary Leadership, Susan Hunter, District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Chair
5. Club Fundraising … The Current Landscape, DGE Beth Selby & Lynda Kay, Rotary Club of Cobourg
6. Better Club Collaboration with Google Suite, Darryl Patterson, Rotary Club of East York
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch/Networking
12:45 – 13:00 Bridging the Interact, Rotaract & Rotary Gap, Connor Visser, 2019-20 President, Rotary Club of Courtice
13:00 – 13:15 2019-20 District Budget, Larry Whatmore, District Treasurer
13:15 – 13:30 20 by 2020 - District Youth Exchange, Deb Murray & Jason Pole, District 7070 Youth Exchange Co-Chairs
13:30 – 13:45 2019 District Conference, Rotary Muskoka Style … Reconnect. Reflect. Relax., Helen Lackey, 2019 District Conference Co-Chair
13:45 – 14:00 2019-2010 … Rotary Connects The World, DGE Beth Selby
Closing Remarks – PDG & District Trainer Doug Byers
  • Board meeting at R Victoria's home - Tuesday May 14th at 6:30pm
  • Brighton Rotary Auction and Dinner May 11, 2019. We need Rotarians to take and sell tickets. Also collects items for auction. R Chris is storing items at his home. Need Rotarians to visit other clubs.
  • Brighton Rotary is 30 - June 2019.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • District Assembly May 11 at BMO IFL from 8am until 2pm.
  • RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) program. Cost is $950. Looking for sponsors and candidates ages 19 - 25. May 3 - 9.
  • 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.
Eloisa's Report:
Eloisa learned a new expression, 'to make like a hockey player and get the puck out of here.'
She is setting up speaking events at other Rotary Clubs. She will be at Quinte Sunrise June 13th.
She is reaching out to Rotaract and other clubs in Brazil to start dialogue regarding volunteering.
Working with event planner from Toronto to set up soccer game to raise awareness / funds for Brazilian project.
Song: Raindrops
Sharing: $20 won by R Craig who donated it to Foundation
Happy Bucks:  honourary Rotarian Bob is up this morning, trip to Portugal, to be at Rotary, size of hand print like a stamp, bell pepper, to be around, in auction groove, school reunion in N. Carolina with classmates from grade 6 /7  in India, Halifax for Easter and grandkids birthdays and kids allowed to miss school to visit with Grandpa, grand daughters Christening, family get together in Midland, smiling faces of R Jeff and R Bob, eye specialist, good easter with kids and in-laws, fishing derby coming together and soon over for another year, too much food at Easter but sent it home with kids, wife's sisters 50th anniversary.
Rotary Minute: R Clay shared Rotary Membership challenge - getting members to participate. We don't have to be perfect, nobody is. Serve as we are. Balance demands and let Rotarian's know their time is valuable and that their effort is of worth.
Brighton Rotary Business Meeting
Business Meeting
Treasurer Chris:
Club Service account on budget, showing surplus of about $1,700.
Fundraising account - Diners and Duffers sales at $615 to date
                                     - Auction gearing up
                                     - No Frills Raffle - 1126 tickets sold for gross = $4,105 + $27 in donations - $677 cost = $3,454 profit
Bank balance end of March about $13,000 with about $7,000 in commitments.
Need push to sell tickets for Auction and bring in donated items. Two weeks left. Sign up sheet passed around.
R Daniel will reach out to past Rotarians to attend.
Club Service R Murray
Focus on Fishing Derby. One shift needs people - midnight Saturday to 4am Sunday.
R Murray attended Trenton Kiwanis for Fishing Derby training.
             All fish no matter size to be weighed and entered into data base.
Plan to set up at 6pm Friday May 3.
Gerry Davidson has BBQ for yearly inspection / maintenance.
New Generations, R Ricardo
Exchange students in process to complete paper work to come / go. Rochelle in Tiawan expected to return early June.
International Service, R Clay
Mexico hospice project not approved. Funds committed transferred to Brazilian garbage picker project.
Community Service, R Daniel
Driving simulator project to hold meeting at OPP offices in may. R Daniel to attend.
Service Above Self