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A Night of Song at the Smokehouse
The Smokehouse
Mar 05, 2022
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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Member Birthdays
February 8
Victoria Weir
February 18
Join Date
February 14, 1997
25 years
Rudy Wagner
February 20, 2015
7 years
Mar 16, 2022 7:00 AM
Community Care
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Brighton Rotary News Feb 23 2022
WE ARE BACK TO IN PERSON At the Brighton Gate Restaurant
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Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:
Members: 11
Guests: no guests, so sad
Receipt for donation to the Christmas Hamper program.
Reminder from District:
  • RI Zones 28&32 Foundation Gala - Feb 23.
  • President's Elect Training (PETS) - R Emily attending
  • Special Promotion Pricing- RI Houston Convention
Brighton Soccer - We are excited that after 2 missed seasons due to COVID, Season 2022 is open forregistration. It will be great to have the fields filled again. Back at the beginning of 2020 we had reached out to sponsors to enable us to place our jersey order which had to be in before the end of February. Little did we know that several weeks later the season would have to be cancelled. Unfortunately it was too late to cancel our order so the jerseys were printed and delivered to us. We have kept the jerseys safe at hand and are reaching out to sponsors to request permission to use the jerseys this season. Look forward to hearing from you. Lyn Santos, Club Administrator. Club will provide approval to use jerseys.
Greetings. I'm an asylum seeker currently residing in Tanzania after I was forced to flee my home country Kenya together with my two children as a result of threats to our lives due to my work as a human rights defender. I'm currently looking for sponsorship to relocate to Canada to settle since our security is guaranteed there. I'm humbly appealing to you to assist us start a new life where my children can live dignified lives and acquire education since they currently are not in school. I'm open to engaging more on email on my situation. I have previously served as a Rotarian in the Rotary Club of Nyeri in 2018 and 2019. Regards. ELIZABETH MUTHONI WANJAU ASYLUM SEEKER/ HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER AT RISK.
R Clay has started to investigate the legitimacy of this claim.
Here is a link to a story about this lady in the Kenya Star. R Clay subscribes to this paper but don't read everything. It is a reliable press.
Horizons of Friendship - Attached please find a Final Report from Horizons on our project “Promotion  and defense of human, labour and gender rights in Nicaragua.” We are very happy to report to you that this project was completed successfully. It either met or exceeded all of its goals, despite delays caused by COVID-19 and the hurricanes that hit the country in the Fall of 2020. We are sad to report to you, however, that recent changes in federal requirements around the registration of NGOs in the country have ended in the closure of our partner, the María Elena Cuadra Working and Unemployed Women’s Movement (MEC). They were issued a statement last week that the organization will be forcibly closed and its assets will be seized by the federal government. MEC is not alone in this; many other NGOs have already been forced to close in recent weeks by the Ortega government, despite their earnest efforts to provide the information they have been asked for and international pressure. We have been proud to partner with MEC over the years and hope to do so again in future.
Thank you once again for your kindness and support which is very much appreciated by us at Horizons and by our partners in Nicaragua.
See attached report.
Smile: blush
I have a weak back.
How long has it been bothering you? It started about a week back.
While out for a walk, R Craig went by the local school. A female custodian was working in the school yard and asked R Craig if he would like to go out. R Craig said he did not date high maintenance women.
A couple were listening to the news when a report was broadcast asking residents to park their vehicles on the odd number side of the road because a big storm was coming and it would make snow clearing operations easier for the crews. So the wife moved the car to the odd number side of the road.
The next night, the news asked residents to park on the even numbered side of the street to allow the snow removal crews to clear away the snow. So again the women moved their car to the even number side of the street.
The third night, the news was about to recommend moving vehicles again when the power went out. The women asked 'what was she to do?' So the husband suggested she leave the car in the garage that night.
Good to see you R Craig.
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Steve B's home on March 15th. at 6:30pm. (101 Raglan Street)
  • Diners and Duffers books should be available by March 18.
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale. R Liesje advised that the District Environmental Committee Chair has reached out to her about this program.
  • Spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!!
  • R Daniel has organized a fundraiser for Saturday March 5th at the Smokehouse starting about 7:30pm. He will play and sing with another musician. There will be a $15 cover charge with profits split 50/50 between the Beacon Youth Centre and Rotary.
  • We are looking to hold our next bottle drive on a Saturday in March. Date to be confirmed.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • You are invited to the Tuesday Talks - International Women's Day. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends.Tuesday Talks - International Women's Day Date: Mar 08, 2022 7:00 PM  - Mar 08, 2022 8:00 PM
  • D7070 Conference to be May 13-15, 2022 at the Courtyard by Mariott in Oshawa Ontario. Registration is $249 before September 1 and limited rooms for $129 per night. 'Be a Driver for Change.'
  • Rotary International Convention 2022 in Houston Texas June 4-8, 2022. Registration is now open. The Rotary fun doesn’t have to stop with our virtual convention! Join us next year at the 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston, Texas, from 4-8 June 2022. No matter who you are or where you’re from, you’re bound to find inspirational moments throughout the convention. 16 June is the last day to take advantage of the special registration rate of $425. So, register and pay today to get the best rate.
  • Incoming RI President Jennifer Jones plans to start her year off with a two week cross Canada tour to showcase Canada to the World. She plans to be in the GTA July 5th and getting her hands dirty with People of Action projects and activities.
  • 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!
  • Rotary District 7070 is excited to announce the 2022 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium, May 26-29, 2022 taking place at the beautiful Ganaraska Forest Centre, an environmentally sensitive, overnight outdoor education facility located in the heart of the majestic Ganaraska Forest just north of Port Hope! The 3 night experience is geared toward youth between the ages of 17-23 and will offer an inspiring program: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Indigenous Culture, Hands-on Activities, Group Dynamics, Toastmasters/Public Speaking, Outdoor Survival and GPS Geocache adventures along with camp fires, friendship and tonnes of fun and learning!!!  All this for only $299 per participant which covers all programs, accommodation, and meals.  Rotary Clubs are encouraged to find and sponsor eligible participants within their community, as well as members of the Rotaract and Interact Clubs that they host.  There are only 30 spots available so act fast!  For inquiries and to receive a registration form, please contact PDG Mark Chipman at 
  • 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: I've Been Working on the Railroad
Sharing Pot: $25 won by R Steve S who donated it to the club.
Happy Bucks: real name, we can do more fund raisers, daughter due with 4th grandchild, daughter -in-law expected 4th child, goals by Habs against Leafs, happy to join, grandson visiting for reading week, weekend spent with son and family, always happy, two e-books out.
Rotary Minute:
One of Rotary's Area of Focus - Peace and Conflict Prevention / Resolution
Rotary encourages conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures. We train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict, and help refugees who have fled dangerous areas.
Brighton Rotary Business Meeting Feb 23 2022
R Liesje shared draft documents for the spring auction.
Proposed dates May 9 to 29 with closing at 4pm on Sunday.
R Liesje will store donations in her basement.
She shared draft letter to potential donors, a donor information sheet, and poster as well as list of previous donors.
R Liesje is asking Rotarians to step up and volunteer to ask for donations.
This documentation will be edited and circulated digitally.
Service Above Self