Melanoma early self detection

Today we had a virtual presentation to learn about melanoma self-detection and prevention. Our presenter was:Steve Fine, President, Melanoma Education Foundation.
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Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium
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2023

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Empowering young leaders to develop new skills and take action!
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium (RYLS) of Rotary District 7070 gathers youth ranging from ages 16 to 20 for an immersive program focused on diversity, leadership and action. This year's event will be held at Ganaraska Forest Centre April 18 to 21, 2024. Applications are now open through the Rotary Club of Brighton or other Rotary clubs in the district. The Rotary Club of Brighton is looking for a student to sponsor to this amazing event.
 
Today, we had one of the organizers, Laura Bradford update our club on the event.
 
 
 
 
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Brighton Santa Claus Parade

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The Rotary Club of Brighton had a great time singing (Mostly Jingle Bells) during the Brighton Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 17/23. Lots of fun was had. Kudos to the organizers of the parade, and a special thanks to the Brown family (First Place Trailers) for the use of their trailer.
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Bridge Hospice Donation

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Kim Good of Bridge Hospice in Warkworth shared her thoughts on the future of non-profit groups and the value of volunteers during the Nov. 22 morning meeting. She was pleased to accept a $500 donation from the Club, presented by President Joyce Cassin.
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HUGS (Helping Ukrainians Get settled)

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Helmut Enns of HUGS (Helping Ukrainians Get settled) in Brighton spoke to the club. They’re looking for host families, so if anyone is interested, please contact HUGS. 
Thanking our speaker was Rotarian Dan Thompson.
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New Youth Exchange Student Arrives!

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The Rotary Club of Brighton’s President Joyce and Past President Emily welcomes Rotary Youth Exchange student Gabriel of Brazil. He’ll be spending the school year at ENSS in Brighton.Bem vindo ao Canada!
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Brighton Rotary News Oct 5 2022

Members: 7
 
Guests: Terri Lynn, Yuri Castillo and Danny Broome
 
Correspondence:
 
DG Iosif’s weekly report:
 
October is Economic and Community Development Month
Rotary supports investment in people to create measurable and enduring economic improvements in their lives and communities.
Today Rotary Club of Etobicoke, Toronto West and Etobicoke Collegiate Institute Interactors collected food donations from the residents of the Kingsway. This is our 5th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. We collected over $3500 worth of non perishable food for local food food banks just in time for Thanksgiving.
 
Hurricane Fiona Help - Message from Michael Parker - Disaster Relief Chair:
 
With the destruction unleashed by Hurricane Fiona last week, a number of our Clubs have shown interest in assisting with relief. Michael Parker of the Rotary Club of Cobourg is our Disaster Relief Chair this year, a newly created position in our District. His contact information is on our District website. He has already been in touch with Harvey Bass, the District Governor for the Clubs on the East Coast, and is awaiting his response. Once that is received, he will send out a letter detailing what options for assistance can be pursued. Our Clubs may be able to make an immediate cash donation or follow up with joint projects using District funds or by applying to the Rotary Foundation. There are knowledgeable people within our District who are able to assist with that process. If your Club would like to assist, please let Michael know so he can gauge what our District response will be.
 
20th of October, 2022 WORLD POLIO DAY 2022 - LIVE from the Rotary Global Classroom at DURHAM COLLEGE in Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA ON  06:00 pm to 8:30 pm
 
Region Rotary Clubs (plus the Rotary Club of Port Hope) invite YOU to join us LIVE IN-PERSON OR LIVE ON-LINE in the Rotary Global Classroom in the Centre for Collaborative Education at Durham College where we will celebrate World Polio Day with leaders from around the world, hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood, and Durham College.
JOIN US LIVE IN PERSON STARTING AT 5:45 PM  - ONLY 100 SEATS AVAILABLE: PLEASE REGISTER TODAY RIGHT HERE ): Cash bar and a light lunch will be served. Cost $ 35 per person to be  (and a portion -  $10 - will be donated to The Rotary Foundation's Polio Plus Fund and will be credited to your next Paul Harris Fellow.  Spouses, guests and prospective members are invited. We will see the live 2022 Rotary International World PolioDay video and District 7070 will broadcast our event live to Rotary Clubs around the world and to Universities and colleges worldwide. Please contact Dave Andrews for more details.
 
 
 
Smile: blush
 
            Funny, one penny to another. We should get together and make cents (sense)
 
 
Announcements:
  • Looking at a Bowling Party for members and friends sometime
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Emily's home October 25th. Possible Margaritas
  • We are looking for speakers
  • Sleeping Beauty a Panto Awakening at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope Thursday December 15th. We have tickets.
  • Bottle drive Saturday October 1 a success, filled the trailer with net $571.30 which was donated to the Bridge Hospice.
  • R Rudy and Liesje moving to 8 Wendy's Lane this weekend.
  • Some Irish stories shared today and hopefully more to come
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • We Have A Dream - District Conference October 14 to 16 at Nottawasaga Inn.
  • World Polio Day 2022 Live from Durham College October 20 from 6pm to 8pm.
  • 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: It's A Long Way to Tipperary
 
Sharing Pot: $16 won by Steve B who donated it to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Happy Bucks: everything makes him happy, with bells on, our guests, play in the County, successful bottle drive, trip to Ireland an adventure, to be back, coming home, ready for kettle campaign, to have Daniel back, talking Christmas, didn't burn office down.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
Remember Truth and Reconciliation and 94 Calls to Action. It is a road map home. We have an opportunity to be part of the solution.
 
Legacy
Child welfare
1. We call upon the federal, provincial, territorial, and Aboriginal governments to commit to reducing the number of Aboriginal children in care by:
i. Monitoring and assessing neglect investigations.
ii. Providing adequate resources to enable Aboriginal communities and child-welfare organizations to keep Aboriginal families together where it is safe to do so, and to keep children in culturally appropriate environments, regardless of where they reside.
iii. Ensuring that social workers and others who conduct child-welfare investigations are properly educated and trained about the history and impacts of residential schools.
iv. Ensuring that social workers and others who conduct child-welfare investigations are properly educated and trained about the potential for Aboriginal communities and families to provide more appropriate solutions to family healing.
v. Requiring that all child-welfare decision makers consider the impact of the residential school experience on children and their caregivers.
2. We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with the provinces and territories, to prepare and publish annual reports on the number of Aboriginal children (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) who are in care, compared with non-Aboriginal children, as well as the reasons for apprehension, the total spending on preventive and care services by child-welfare agencies, and the effectiveness of various interventions.
3. We call upon all levels of government to fully implement Jordan’s Principle.
4. We call upon the federal government to enact Aboriginal child-welfare legislation that establishes national standards for Aboriginal child apprehension and custody cases and includes principles that:
i. Affirm the right of Aboriginal governments to establish and maintain their own child-welfare agencies.
ii. Require all child-welfare agencies and courts to take the residential school legacy into account in their decision making.
iii. Establish, as an important priority, a requirement that placements of Aboriginal children into temporary and permanent care be culturally appropriate.
5. We call upon the federal, provincial, territorial, and Aboriginal governments to develop culturally appropriate parenting programs for Aboriginal families.
 
 
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Brighton Rotary News Sept 28 2022

Members: 7
 
Guests: Laetitia de Witt and Bob McKay
 
Correspondence:
 
1. Durham Rotary clubs holding a concert in December. Flyer passed around.
 
Smile: blush
 
Husband “I would like you to have this special bracelet, it belonged to my Grandmother.”
Wife: “Why does it say – DO NOT RESUSITATE.”
 
 
Announcements:
  • We are looking for BIG cheque for photo ops
  • Looking at a Bowling Party for members and friends sometime
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Emily's home October 25th. Possible Margaritas
  • We are looking for speakers
  • Foundation Walk Sunday Sept 25. Club member donations = $670. Walk was success with about 300 out in spite of the rain.
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24. A great success and big thanks to all the helpers, especially friends and family. Gross sails $3,492 plus $202 in donations. Minus expenses net = 42,365.
  • Youth Exchange meeting for Chairs and Councillors Monday October 3.
  • R Steve suggested we may want to schedule social to Capitol Theatre in Port Hope in December for Panto - Sleeping Beauty? Tentative date Saturday December 3 for naughty version.
  • Bottle drive Saturday October 1.
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Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • We Have A Dream - District Conference October 14 to 16 at Nottawasaga Inn.
  • World Polio Day 2022 Live from Durham College October 20 from 6pm to 8pm.
  • 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: This Land is Your Land
 
Sharing Pot: $21 won by Laetitia who donated it to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Happy Bucks: that 911 was not needed, waking up at 3am and getting up at 4am to track daughter swimming off California coast 22 miles, for all the hard work of volunteers and friends for Applefest, going to New Brunswick Tuesday for James' graduation, to Niagara Falls this weekend for 3rd anniversary, Foundation Walk a good day, Indigenous people have the better religion, Stratford 1939, amazing Applefest, Applefest is over, great weekend with family, Danny's return.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
Remember Truth and Reconciliation and 94 Calls to Action. It is a road map home. We have an opportunity to be part of the solution.
 
 
For the today's program, with listened to Kevin Lamoureux: Truth and Reconciliation | TED Talk
 
 
 
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Brighton Rotary News Sept 21 2022

Members: 9
 
Guests: no guests (so sad)
 
Correspondence:
 
1. Certificate of participation in the Jennifer Jones Cross Canada Image Tour Kids Against Hunger Packing Event at Loyalist College July 5, 2022.
2. Rotary Club of Wellington events, we would like to invite you to take part in our annual fundraiser dinner & dance this year. After three years of absence due to the pandemic, *Happy Days are Here Again!*  The *Dinner & Dance with The Reasons* will be held on *October 15th in the Highline Hall at the Wellington & District Community Centre*.
3. Dear Rotarian, Greetings from RID 3181!  As you might be aware, RID 3181 organizes an International Motorcycle Ride / Drive event - Ride for Rotary, in India. The aim of the event is to promote Internationalfellowship and exchange of Rotary views.
4. Hello Fall!       Keep up with Cornerstone September Newsletter 2022     Walk A Mile Returns for 15th Year!  Walk A Mile is just 2 weeks away! On Saturday, October 1, you can help Cornerstone celebrate Walk A Mile’s 15th anniversary and enjoy Peameal and Pumps Breakfast from the Cobourg Lions Club, Fun for the kids, and The Cobourg Nissan Chiefs Challenge all in downtown Cobourg! During the Cobourg Nissan Chiefs Challenge Cobourg Fire and Cobourg Police will go head-to-head and compete in an obstacle course. Once the firefighters and police officers have completed the course, others will be welcomed and encouraged to take on the challenge for bragging rights!  Register today to get in on the fun and support local women and children!
 
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A gentleman was invited for dinner at the home of a good friend. During the meal the families young daughter kept staring at him. He was feeling self concious and checked that he had not dropped food on his shirt or that anything else was not out of place. Finally at the end of tme meal he asked the little girl why she was looking at him so intently. She said she wanted to watch him drink like a fish.
 
Announcements:
  • We are looking for BIG cheque for photo ops
  • Looking at a Bowling Party for members and friends sometime
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Emily's home October 25th. Possible Margaritas
  • We are looking for speakers
  • Foundation Walk Sunday Sept 25. Club member donations = $670.
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24. Post Office won't give us power so we need to use generator.
  • Spring Valley Public School open house BBQ Thursday September 15th was fun and a success.
  • R Steve suggested we may want to schedule social to Capitol Theatre in Port Hope in December for Panto - Sleeping Beauty?
  • Bottle drive Saturday October 1 duty roster passed aaround.
  • Brighton will participate in Diners and Duffers in 2023. First Zoom meeting to be September 21.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Foundation Walk at Heber Downs Conservation area / Cullen Gardens - September 25th.
  • We Have A Dream - District Conference October 14 to 16 at Nottawasaga Inn.
  • World Polio Day 2022 Live from Durham College October 20 from 6pm to 8pm.
  • 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: Pack Up Your Troubles
 
Sharing Pot: $18 won by R Steve S who donated it to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Happy Bucks: everything good in life, busy moving Oct 7, weekend in Montreal for grandson's wedding, good weather, knee replacement next Wednesday, looking forward to Applefest (their first), watching Queen's funeral and piper's exit, watched everything, change in Monarchy, next week in Minden with the other daughter, visit with cousin from Calgary, hearing Loon's at night, Spring Valley BBQ fun, Royals playing well together.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Clay shared a story from RI Presidnet Jennifer Jones:
 
Recently, Nick and I spent time in Guatemala, where we met wonderful fellow Rotary members and families who unofficially adopted me as "Tía Jennifer."

On the third day, after visiting Patzún in the mountainous western highlands, we set out for Lake Atitlán, which we needed to reach by nightfall. If we took a back road we could get there faster. Locals told us it had just been repaved and assured us, "You’ll have no problem."

At first, it was a breeze. We wound through misty-green coffee and corn fields covering the hillside like a patchwork quilt. But at a river crossing, we found a bridge washed away. The only way to continue would be to ford the river in our small bus. There were a few tense moments, but we decided to give it a try and, thankfully, we made it across safely.

This adventure reminds me of two important truths in Rotary. One, we rely on local, on-the-ground expertise to do what we do best. And two, sometimes you have to take uncomfortable chances to reach important goals.

Every day, I am honored to learn from our Rotary family. Every lesson is an opportunity to grow, and each story adds a chapter to our collective Imagine Rotary year.

JENNIFER JONES President, Rotary International

 

 

Following breakfast we watched a short political spoof by Randy Rainbow.

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Brighton Rotary News Sept 14 2022

Members: 9
 
Guests: no guests (so sad)
 
Correspondence:
 
1.  Five Counties Children's Centre want to come and update us on their programs.
2. DG Iosif's news:
This past week John, Virginia, Joan and I met with board members of the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Center, Deki and Sonam (AG and member of the Forest Hill Club) we are working on creating a new Rotary Club. We had a very successful meeting, followed by Momos (traditional Tibetan dumplings) and a tour of the large facility they occupy.
On Wednesday I had the privilege to visit the Brighton Club, we finished with a great song; "Hello Rotarians". I challenge you to sing it at your next meeting.
Saturday was Yard Sale Day in Oshawa, the club was there selling donated items and collecting empty bottles. At the end of the day after putting everything away, the brown leather cinema couch was left... well, let me tell you, this thing was heavy. Mental note, if you ever help at a yard sale make sure you leave before the end of the day is over if there is heavy furniture left. Thank you Ron for the refreshing drink!
After the Yard Sale I made my way to the Scarborough BBQ, it was her at Michael's house. Good food, good time and Great Rotarians! Pictures to follow.
Upcoming Webinar:
Work Smarter not Harder to Grow Your Club - Wednesday, 28 September 12pm
Data-driven decision-making is critical to the success of any business — and to your club and district. What if you knew how many members you might lose this year and how many you would need to recruit in order to grow? This session will help club and district leaders understand their data, including historical attraction and retention rates, and prioritize their goals in order to maximize their impact.
 
Upcoming Events in our District: Check the District Website for more info
 
Monday, 12th September
  • Membership Committee Meeting
  • Presidents Meeting
  • Second Annual Four Way Test Scarborugh Club
Wednesday, 14th September
  • RLI Starts
Friday, 16th September 
  • 2022 Wilf Wilkinson Charity Golf Classic, Trenton
Saturday, 17th September
  • Audley Road Cleanup, Ajax
Sunday, 18th & Monday, 19th of September
  • PETs 3 trip to RI Headquarters in Chicago
 
Smile: blush
 
A father put his 3 year old daughter to bed, told her a story and listened to her prayers which ended by saying, "God bless mommy, God bless Daddy, and God bless grandma and goodbye grandpa."
The father asked, "Why did you say goodbye grandpa?"
The little girl said, "I don't know, it just seemed like the right thing to do."
The next day grandpa died.
The father thought it was a strange coincidence.
A few months later the father put the girl to bed and listened to her prayers which went like this, "God bless mommy, God bless daddy and goodbye grandma."
The next day grandma died.
The father was sure the girl was in contact with the other side.
Several weeks later when the girl was going to bed the dad heard her say, "God bless mommy and goodbye daddy."
He practically went into shock. He couldn't sleep all night and got up at the crack of dawn to go to his office. He was nervous as a cat all day as he watched the clock. He stayed at the office and thought if he made it to midnight he would be fine. He felt safe at the office. He stayed at the office, pacing and watching the clock but jumping at every sound. Finally when midnight came he breathed a sigh of relief and went home.
When he got home his wife said, "I've never seen you work so late, what is the matter?"
He said, "I don't want to talk about it. I've just spent the worst day of my life."
She said, "You think you had a bad day, You'll never believe what happened to me this morning. My golf pro dropped dead in the middle of my lesson."
 
Announcements:
  • We are looking for BIG cheque for photo ops
  • Looking at a Bowling Party for members and friends sometime
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Emily's home October 25th
  • We are looking for speakers
  • Foundation Walk pledge sheet passed around.
  • R Steve and R Joyce presented 8 ball singing trophy to the Rotary Club of Wellington Sept 13.
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24.
  • Spring Valley Public School open house BBQ Thursday September 15th.
  • R Clay - Elizabeth has met with Human Rights lawyer.
  • Jinni from Trenton Rotary asking about starting up Rotary Spelling Bee for 2023. Next meeting Sept 20.
  • R Steve suggested we may want to schedule social to Capitol Theatre in Port Hope in December for Panto - Sleeping Beauty?
  • Bottle drive Saturday October 1.
  • Brighton will participate in Diners and Duffers in 2023. First Zoom meeting to be September 21.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Foundation Walk at Heber Downs Conservation area / Cullen Gardens - September 25th.
  • We Have A Dream - District Conference October 14 to 16 at Nottawasaga Inn.
  • World Polio Day 2022 Live from Durham College October 20 from 6pm to 8pm.
  • 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: Grandmothers Clock
 
Sharing Pot: $18 won by R Chris who donated it to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Happy Bucks: weekend in Stratford, Applefest, part-time job as sommelier practicing drinking wine, life is good, all englishman good?? but the children are adorable, lots of time at TV watching the British pageantry, presentation enjoyable, never to sing God Save Our Queen again, grandson's wedding, SVPS BBQ, great presentation, memories of Queen, tea party in Cobourg.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Clay shared about a recent Canada Rotary Project
 
Last year when Canada suspended the export of potatoes to the United States from Prince Edward Island due to a fungus found in two fields, Rotarians from Ontario rallied to help farmers offset their losses. Dozens of clubs coordinated the purchase, transport, and distribution of the still-edible crops to food banks. The Rotary Club of Bracebridge began the effort, tapping local government connections to arrange for a provincial grant of about US$9,000 to cover the acquisition and transport of 4,000 10 lb bags of potatoes from one of the growers. On Feb 19, members of five area Rotary clubs and one Rotaract club gathered in a warehouse to offload the spuds, sort the bags, and deliver them to 14 food banks. At his family farm near Charlottown, PEI, Rick Sanderson marvels at the thoughtfulness of those who worked with him to salvage a portion of his harvest. "I just really appreciate Rotary helping us out here in the time of need," Sanderson says.
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Brighton Rotary News Sept 7 2022

Members: 10
 
Guests: Terri Lynn Jenkins and District Governor Iosif Ciosa
 
Correspondence:
 
1.  Foundation Walk - Every non covid year our district, 7070, holds a Walk to raise awareness and money for the Rotary Foundation www.rotary.org
Foundation is the charity arm of Rotary international.  The money raised by the Foundation goes to support the good works that Rotarians achieve each year worldwide.
The mission of the Foundation is…helping Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace by improving health, providing quality education and alleviating poverty.
The Walk this year is being held at Cullen Gardens, Whitby and is hosted by the Durham Rotary Clubs on Sunday September 25 from 10-2pm. There will be walks of differing lengths, so everyone can participate. Bring your family, bring you pets. Lunch will be provided.
The Walk encourages us to donate money annually. The Foundation program is “Every Rotarian Every Year”.  Our club Foundation Committee is responsible for soliciting the membership.  You will be hearing me asking the club for donations for the next few weeks. Donations can be made in the form of a cheque
 
2. District 7070 is looking for Rotarians who are interested in leading our District as Governor in the 2025-26 Rotary year – July 1, 2025 to June 30, 2026.  
 
All Rotary Clubs in District 7070 are invited to submit suggestions to me on or before Friday, January 6th, 2023. Nomination forms should be scanned and sent by email to iosifciosa@outlook.com.  Receipt of each form will be made by return email. Please retain the original form.
 
Please use the attached nomination form, noting that each club may suggest only one of its own members as a candidate for the position of Governor-Nominee (term of office begins July 1, 2025) as per Rotary International By-Law 14.020.4. Also attached are District Election Guidelines provided by Rotary International.  As per District 7070 Policies & Procedures Point 5.4.2, page 5 of 22, such a submission shall be in the form of a resolution, adopted at a regular meeting of the club, properly certified by the secretary, and accompanied by a resume or biographical sketch of the suggested Rotarian
 
Duly-nominated candidates will be interviewed on the evening of Wednesday January 25th, 2023 in Meeting Room 2 at the Whitby Public Library. 
 
According to our District 7070 Guideline of Policy and Procedure, the Nominating Committee consists of four past district governors, preferably the immediate four Past District Governors if available, plus the current Governor who acts as chair. Note that the District Governor Elect (DGE) and the District Governor Nominee (DGN) are invited to attend the interviews, but do not have the right to vote.
 
3. September is Rotary International’s Basic Education and Literacy Month. Rotary’s goal is to empower communities to support basic education and Literacy, reduce gender disparity in education and increase adult literacy. 
World Literacy Day is coming up on September 8th. Literacy Day serves as a reminder of the Importance of Literacy for individuals and society.
 
4. Update on the the 2022-2023 Strategic Plan (see attached)
To help continue to make an ever greater impact, the District Leadership Team has been working to update the Strategic Action Plan for 2022-2023 (see attached).   Reach out to your Assistant Governor if you need help or have any questions. 
We have created a new Strategic Direction Role role this year to help with the tactics on how to reach our goals. Prince Kumar is the chair of the new role, he has been working with the DG and DLT to update the Strategic Action Plan . If you have any questions or need help please reach out to Prince at prince.kumar@rotarytoronto.com
Upcoming Events in our District: Check the District Website for more info
 
5.  Up coming Club events in the District include:
Ajax Family Funfest Saturday 10th September & Sunday 11th September
Port Perry Pedlars Sunday 11th of September 
3rd Durham Region Children's Business Fair Sunday 10th of September
 
6.  Rotary Leadership Institute levels 1, 2 and 3 available this fall via Zoom
District 7070 RLI Part 1 -Sep 14, 21 and 28th 2022 (6pm to 7:30pm)
District 7070 RLI Part 2 Oct 12, 19, 26 2022
District 7070 RLI Part 3 Nov 9,16,23 2022
 
7.  Several days ago, I had a conversation with the main principles operating  the resettlement of Ukrainian families in Brighton (HUGS). Apparently, the first family that arrived in Brighton several months ago will be moving into a rental home on October 1st. They are in need of many items, including:-
- Queen or king size bed, mattress and box spring.
- Night stands and dresser.
- A children's single bed, dresser and desk (for the children's room).
- Couch and chair for the living room.
- An area rug for the living room.
- Kitchen table and chairs to accommodate 4 to 6 people.
- Fridge, stove, washer, dryer and dishwasher.
- Desk for an adult and a table for painting.
- Serving pieces and utensils (they have dishes).
- Laundry hamper.
- Sheets for the beds plus pillows.
- Snow shovel.
- Lawn mower for next spring.
If you can provide any of these items or can assist in other ways, then please contact:-
Rhonda at 905-213-7558 E-mail: rhondamac60@gmail.com, or Lena at 613-885-9809 E:mail: lena.remezovskaya@gmail.com
A few of the items have already been donated. It shows, once again, the caring within our Community.\
Chris Reed
 
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Newlyweds
 
A man met a beautiful lady and he decided he wanted to marry her right away. She protested, 'But we don't know anything about each other.'
He replied, 'That's all right, we'll learn about each other as we go along.'
So she consented, and they were married and went on a honeymoon to a very nice resort.
One morning, they were lying by the pool when he got up off his towel, climbed up to the 10 meter board and did a two and a half tuck gainer, entering the water perfectly, almost without a ripple. This was followed by a three rotations in jackknife position before he again straightened out and cut the water like a knife. After a few more demonstrations, he came back and lay down on his towel.
She said, 'That was incredible.'
He said, 'I used to be an Olympic diving champion. You see, I told you we'd learn more about each other as we went along.'
So she got up, jumped in the pool and started doing laps, She was moving so fast that the froth from her pushing off at one end of the pool would hardly be gone before she was already touching the other end. She did laps in freestyle, breast stroke, even butterfly! After about 30 laps, completed in mere minutes, she climbed back out of the pool and lay down on her towel, barely breathing heavy.
He said, 'That was incredible! Where you an Olympic endurance swimmer?'
'No.' she said, 'I was a hooker in Halifax and I worked both sides of the barbour.'
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Chris's home on Sept 13th.
  • We are looking for speakers
  • Foundation Walk pledge sheet passed around.
  • R Steve will present 8 ball singing trophy to the Rotary Club of Wellington next week. Any withing to attend let R Steve know.
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24. Duty roster circulated. ADG Rick Riley will help in afternoon
  • Spring Valley Public School open house BBQ Thursday September 15th.
  • R Clay - Elizabeth has met with Human Rights lawyer.
  • Jinni from Trenton Rotary asking about starting up Rotary Spelling Bee for 2023. Next meeting Sept 20.
  • R Steve suggested we may want to schedule social to Capitol Theatre in Port Hope in December for Panto - Sleeping Beauty?
  • Bottle drive suggested for Saturday October 1.
  • Brighton will participate in Diners and Duffers in 2023. First Zoom meeting to be September 21.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Foundation Walk at Heber Downs Conservation area / Cullen Gardens - September 25th.
  • We Have A Dream - District Conference October 14 to 16 at Nottawasaga Inn.
  • World Polio Day 2022 Live from Durham College October 20 from 6pm to 8pm.
  • 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: Hello Rotarians
 
Sharing Pot: $23 won by R Jeff who donated it to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Happy Bucks: to hear DG Iosif and meet in person, great talk and educational, presentation, out again, time out of busy schedule to meet with us, vacation in Mexico and needed vacation on return home, could hear DG Iosif, foot getting better, trip to Ireland for 2 weeks starts next week, for all you do, happy to be here, immigrated to Toronto Forest Hill area in '81.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Clay shared about Rotary Programs of Scale Grants
 
Programs of scale grants are competitive grants designed to respond to a need that a community has identified. They will benefit a large number of people in a significant geographic area using a sustainable, evidence based intervention with measurable outcomes and impact. Each grant will support, for three to five years, activities that align with one or more of Rotary's areas of focus.
Key points about programs of scale grants:
Programs of scale grants should:
  • Address a clearly defined need that reflects community priorities and engages its leaders.
  • Be supported by a Rotary club or district and implemented with an experienced partner, such as a nongovernmental organization, private institution, or government entity, to assist with program design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation requirements.
  • Use Rotarian leadership to guide the project to succeed, because these grants should not simply transfer resources to partner organizations.
  • Include activities that can be adapted for use by other communities with similar needs.
 
Funding
Each year, one approved project will receive $2 million from the Rotary Foundation's World Fund. Applicants are strongly encouraged to supplement Foundation funding with resources from multiple other sources.
The first program of scale grant was awarded in 2021 to 'Partners for a Malaria Free Zambia', a program led by Rotary members in Zambia and the United States.
The second grant was awarded to 'Together for Healthy Families in Nigeria' led by Rotarians in Nigeria and Germany.
Brighton Rotary News Sept 7 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Aug 31 2022

Members: 9
 
Guests: Terri Lynn Jenkins
 
Correspondence:
 
1. I am pleased to acknowledge the efforts of clubs around District 7070 in engaging in actions that contribute to Rotary’s newest Area of Focus -  Supporting the Environment. In the last two years, many clubs have formed environmental committees and engaged in projects. District 7070’s Environmental Action Committee would like to help build on this foundation by gathering information on what is already happening in the environmental area across the district, providing ideas for projects and connecting clubs in joint activities. You can help by letting us know:
  • The name and contact details for the Environment Committee within your club if you have one. If you do not presently have an environmental committee, please feel free to provide contact details of someone who may be interested in environmental activities.
  • A list of environmental activities your club has been involved in or is planning. This does not need to be an exhaustive list at this point. We will follow up for more details.
Subsequently, a member of our committee will contact your club’s designate for more details about you club’s environmental activities. I would greatly appreciate a response by September 9th, 2022, as thus information will be helpful in taking the next steps, which may include organizing an district wide information session. Your club secretary is also copied on this email. If you have any questions, please contact me via email or phone. Thank you for your cooperation. With best regards, Nilam Bedi, Chair, Environmental Action Committee Rotary District 7070. nilam.bedi@gmail.com
 
2.  Foundation Walk - Every non covid year our district, 7070, holds a Walk to raise awareness and money for the Rotary Foundation www.rotary.org
Foundation is the charity arm of Rotary international.  The money raised by the Foundation goes to support the good works that Rotarians achieve each year worldwide.
The mission of the Foundation is…helping Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace by improving health, providing quality education and alleviating poverty.
The Walk this year is being held at Cullen Gardens, Whitby and is hosted by the Durham Rotary Clubs on Sunday September 25 from 10-2pm. There will be walks of differing lengths, so everyone can participate. Bring your family, bring you pets. Lunch will be provided.
The Walk encourages us to donate money annually. The Foundation program is “Every Rotarian Every Year”.  Our club Foundation Committee is responsible for soliciting the membership.  You will be hearing me asking the club for donations for the next few weeks. Donations can be made in the form of a cheque
 
3.  Upcoming Events in our District:  Songs of Hope Concert!
  • Rotary Whitby has organized a Songs of Hope Concert in support of Ukrainians displaced by the war
  • We are working with Ukrainian based Rotary Clubs, and the proceeds raised will go to:
    • Desperately needed medications (in partnership with HPI)
    • The purchase of a surgical table (to operate on injured soldiers and civilians)
    • Winter clothing (coats etc.) - Many citizens fled their homes with only the clothes they were wearing at the time
  • The concert is being held at the beautiful Port Perry Theatre September 24 (2 shows - 6:00p & 8:00p) 
    • Performances will include individuals who have performed on Broadway, Toronto Stages and Stratford(see flyer attached below)
    •  CLICK HERE to Purchase Tickets  https://townhalltheatre.ca/
4.  ShelterBox has delpoyed an emergency response team to Pakistan after severe monsoon has flooding left thousands of people with nowhere to live. Over 33 million people have been affected by the severe flooding. People's homes have sunk in flood water or been swept away. More than 1,100 people have lost their lives and this number is still climbing.
 
"The flood waters are fast and lethal. They do not discriminate. They are sweeping away anything in their path including people, homes, and livelihoods."  - ShelterBox Regional Director for Asia, Harron Altaf
 
Smile: blush
 
Rotarian Steve walks into a bookstore and a nice lady  asked him if she could help. He said, “I am looking for a book with the title “At Home the Man is in Charge”. OK she said, “Go to the third floor, row F and look under the section Fairy Tales.
 
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Chris's home on Sept 13th.
  • We are looking for speakers
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24. Duty roster circulated. ADG Rick Riley will help in afternoon
  • District Governor schedule to speak to us September 7th.
  • R Clay - Elizabeth has rent money for next 5 months
  • Jinni from Trenton Rotary asking about starting up Rotary Spelling Bee for 2023. Next meeting Sept 20.
  • R Steve suggested we may want to schedule social to Capitol Theatre in Port Hope in December for Panto - Sleeping Beauty?
  • Bottle drive suggested for Saturday October 1.
  • Brighton will participate in Diners and Duffers in 2023.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Foundation Walk at Heber Downs Conservation area / Cullen Gardens - September 25th.
  • We Have A Dream - District Conference October 14 to 16 at Nottawasaga Inn.
  • World Polio Day 2022 Live from Durham College October 20 from 6pm to 8pm.
  • 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: The Happy Wonderer
 
Sharing Pot: $20 won by R Daniel who donated it to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Happy Bucks: to be here, Labour Day Weekend, end of summer, likes fall, beautiful history of club, weekend at Niagara-on-the-Lake and Shaw Festival, presentation, two weeks with grandkids ended, James survived 19th birthday, family reunion, great to be here and learn history, respite afternoon with daughter wine tasting in the County, thank you Daniel.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Rudy shared: The Permanent Fund of The Rotary Foundation
 
It was Arch Klumph, father of the Rotary Foundation, who said, 'We should look at the Foundation as being not something of today or tomorrow, but think of it in terms of years and generations to  come.' That's why the Foundation's Permanent Fund is considered the most important way to ensure the future of Rotary's educational and humanitarian programs. Contributions to this fund, formerly called the Endowment for World Understanding and Peace, are invested for the future. Only earning from their investment are used to support Foundation programs. Ultimately, it is intended that the Permanent Fund will provide a steady and secure supplement to Foundation support, always guaranteeing a minimum level of program activity and allowing for the possibility of new and expanded programs in the future.
The Foundation gives special recognition to anyone who includes a substantial gift to the Permanent Fund in his or her estate plan or gives outright a minimum cash gift of US$1,000 to the fund. Such a donor is designated as a Rotary Foundation Benefactor. In 1998, there were more than 36,000 Benefactors world wide.
Brighton Rotary News Aug 31 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Aug 24 2022

Members: 8
 
Guests: Terri Lynn Jenkins, Kelly Peterson and Colleen Williams
 
Correspondence:
 
1. General update and request for support from Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation.
 
2. R7070 Foundation Seminar Saturday November 19th in Oshawa starting at 9am
 
3.The Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. is District 7070's newest club.  Our first fundraiser is the sale of official orange t-shirts, the proceeds of which will support of Indigenous charities and our own charitable account. Why not coordinate your order with other club members to get free shipping?  Please feel free to forward this to your friends, family, and coworkers, and ask them to support the cause and order a shirt, too!  The Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. appreciates your support!
 
4. Good morning Emily, Quick note to acknowledge your letter of thanks, interestingly, the week before the dance I received a call from the CAO asking a bunch of questions and I simply said.. you know, this is a good thing,  let's just do what we can to help and keep everyone safe and happy..  glad that worked out. All the best to you and your fellow Rotarians,  Mayor Brian Ostrander
 
 
Smile: blush
 
At an Irish wedding the following question was asked:
"Would all the married men please stand next to the one person who has made your life worth living."
The bartender was almost crushed to death.
 
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Chris's home on Sept 13th.
  • We are looking for speakers
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24. Duty roster circulated.
  • District Governor schedule to speak to us September 7th.
  • R Clay - Elizabeth met with Human Rights lawyer.
  • Jinni from Trenton Rotary asking about starting up Rotary Spelling Bee for 2023? First meeting was Aug 23 and next Sept 20.
  • R Steve suggested we may want to schedule social to Capitol Theatre in Port Hope in December for Panto - Sleeping Beauty?
  • R Chris had a couple used Rotary clothing for members.
  • Bottle drive suggested for Saturday October 1.
  •  
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Foundation Walk at Heber Downs Conservation area / Cullen Gardens - September 25th.
  • We Have A Dream - District Conference October 14 to 16 at Nottawasaga Inn.
  • World Polio Day 2022 Live from Durham College October 20 from 6pm to 8pm.
  • 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: When Irish Eyes are Smiling
 
Sharing Pot: $23 won by R Clay who donated it to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Happy Bucks:  informative presentation, fine work they do at Community Care, Applefest for 1st time, grand daughter sky diving and didn't tell until after, good work in community, new knee Sept 28, Mexico with grandkids, Ireland in September, Brighton Community Care long history of good works, survived Belleville / Quinte Ribfest, NOTL and Shaw, end of grandkids visit soon, personal slaves, attended Queen's Plate - dress up and betting, coming home with $17, visit to other end of the County.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Rudy shared: Rotary Fellowships
 
In the festive atmosphere of a gala dinner, Rotary members raised glasses in toasts and kindled friendships in Lviv as the welcomed a group of Ukrainians to the International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians. The next day, the Ukrainian members showed visitors former Eastern Bloc aircraft at a military base that had become a general aviation field.
Just a few months later, Russian foces invaded Ukraine - and the new friendships became critical connections for support and supplies.
Rotary's global network has sent millions of dollars' worth of relief and medical supplies to help the people of Ukraine. Rotary Fellowships, which bring together members who have a shared interest or hobby, have amplified the impact of these efforts.
Members of the flying fellowship leapt into action to help their fellow pilots as soon as the war began. George Chaffey, then-world president of the fellowship, says he and other members quickly contacted the Ukrainian members, who have been instrumental in identifying the most effective ways to channel the assistance.
Brighton Rotary News Aug 24 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Aug 17 2022

Members: 8
 
Guests: Terri Lynn Jenkins and Allison Case- Blakey
 
Correspondence:
 
1. Thank you note and card from the Happy Quilters. Will provide gift basket and quilt to those fighting cancer.
 
2. Special ask from Ukraine!
My name is Byelska Lyubov, my husband is Byelskyy Valentin and he is a member of the Rotary Club of Mykolayiv (District 2232 Rotary Club 30750).
Our son - Oleksandr Byelskyy got admitted to the George Brown College on major of Video Production and Technology in Toronto. Becoming a director is his dream which he has been pursuing persistently during recent years. He has been filming and editing videos since he was 12 years old and has created several YouTube channels, now with more than 200,000. subscribers. Here’s a link to a video where he talks about his dreams on his channel: https://youtu.be/hvjUNPZB1lo
Before the war, we were successfully developing our own furniture business, participated in Rotary Club initiatives and boldly planned our financial future. That is why we did not hesitate to support Oleksandr in his desire to study in Canada. But russian invasion has strongly affected our family: Mykolaiv is in a zone of constant attacks since the first minutes of war: https://youtu.be/fjlnc1TsEDg. We have almost completely lost our income since it’s dangerous to work and simply stay in the city. My son and I went to Europe so that he could get the necessary documents to go to college, my husband stayed in Mykolayiv, where he is actively supporting Rotary Club and supports the factory workers who remained in the city.
We know that Rotary Club members always support each other around the world in difficult situations with this letter I want to ask for support for Oleksandr from the club members. He arrives in Toronto at the end of August 2022, and we would be grateful if a host family could be found to accept Oleksandr for the period of study, if possible free of charge or for a small fee. College address: 200 King Street East, Toronto Ontario M5A 3W8 Canada. 
In addition, we would be grateful for help in finding a job for Oleksandr, so that he could provide for himself.  Hi is searching for a job in area of video-making, content creating, video editing and YouTube channel development, thumbnail\description\tags\title creation. He can work remotely and has the necessary equipment (His resume is attached to this letter). 
We know that in Canada a lot of attention is paid to the COVID situation.  And that why I want to note that Olexander is fully COVID  vaccinated.
We will be grateful for any help.
Sincerely, Lyubov Byelska
 
3. Shelter Box is looking for support particularly in the Horn of Africa.
 
4. Fourth Quarter Fishing Derby through Rotary Club of Trenton. To be a Marshal spending day in boat with fisherman, Saturday August 27.
 
5.The Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. is District 7070's newest club.  Our first fundraiser is the sale of official orange t-shirts, the proceeds of which will support of Indigenous charities and our own charitable account. Why not coordinate your order with other club members to get free shipping?  Please feel free to forward this to your friends, family, and coworkers, and ask them to support the cause and order a shirt, too!  The Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. appreciates your support!
 
 
Smile: blush
 
A ham sandwich walked into a bar and ordered a beer. The bartender said “We don’t serve food here”.
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Chris's home on Sept 13th.
  • We are looking for speakers
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24. Some surplus supplies from BBQ for Applefest.
  • District Governor schedule to speak to us September 7th.
  • HUGS has asked Rotary to look after bar at a fundraiser in May at the Air Force Museum. Rotary will not but Rotarians can volunteer to help at serving.
  • About 90 served at Interclub BBQ, and 11 clubs represented.
  • R Clay setting Elizabeth up with lawyer to help with Human Rights application.
  • R Chris paying District dues including RADAR 139
  • Jinni from Trenton Rotary asking about starting up Rotary Spelling Bee for 2023?
  • R Steve suggested we may want to schedule social to Capitol Theatre in Port Hope in December for Panto - Sleeping Beauty?
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Foundation Walk at Heber Downs Conservation area / Cullen Gardens - September 25th.
  • We Have A Dream - District Conference October 14 to 16 at Nottawasaga Inn.
  • World Polio Day 2022 Live from Durham College October 20 from 6pm to 8pm.
  • 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: It's a Long Way to Tipperary
 
Sharing Pot: $21 won by R Steve S who donated it to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Happy Bucks:  Allison's stories, all Rotary BBQ, taken back to early career with huge ledgers, presentation, Jack a demon who couldn't be bought for $5, Allison still beautiful, Monday's BBQ, glad to help, small group pulled it off, thanks to all who helped, thanks for listening, 39 + tax, refreshing stories, remembers one washroom per floor in hotel.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Rudy shared: Rotary Friendship Exchange
 
An interesting Rotary Program of Fellowship is the Friendship Exchange. This activity, originally recommended by New Horizons Committee in 1981, is intended to encourage Rotarians and spouses to visit with other Rotarian families in other parts of the world. It may be conducted on a club to club or district to district basis.
 
The idea is for several Rotarian couples to travel to another country on the Rotary Friendship Exchange. Later the hospitality is reversed when the visit is reciprocated. After a successful pilot experiment, the Rotary Friendship Exchange has become a  permanent program of Rotary.
 
The Rotary Friendship Exchange is frequently compared to the Group Study Exchange program.of the Rotary Foundation, except that it involves Rotarian couples who personally pay for all expenses of their intercountry experience. Doors of friendship are opened in ways that are only possible through Rotary.
 
Rotarians seeking an unusual vacation and fellowship experience should learn more about the Rotary Friendship Exchange. Some unusual Rotary adventures are awaiting you.
Brighton Rotary News Aug 17 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Aug 10 2022

Members: 9
 
Guests: Terri Lynn Jenkins, Rotarian Stephen Rutledge from Whitby Sunrise, Jim Waterhouse, former inbound exchange student Laeti and her husband Antonio from Belgium
 
Correspondence:
 
1. Thank you card from ENSS graduate Tucker Walsh for Rotary's financial award. He is going to Loyalist in September with goal to become an Industrial Millwright.
2. Thank you note from Trafalgar Castle School for donation for a World of Difference.
 
3.The Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. is District 7070's newest club.  Our first fundraiser is the sale of official orange t-shirts, the proceeds of which will support of Indigenous charities and our own charitable account. Why not coordinate your order with other club members to get free shipping?  Please feel free to forward this to your friends, family, and coworkers, and ask them to support the cause and order a shirt, too!  The Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. appreciates your support!
 
4.A message from our IPDG Ron Dick and Dave Andrews.
At the Rotary District 7070 Conference in Oshawa in October , we saw the partnership with Durham College's Rotary Global Classroom and Sunnybrook Hospital, and Global Guardian working together to send Tactical Emergency Medical supplies to civilians on the front lines of Ukraine. They need Rotary Clubs in District 7070 to help today. Thank you to the Rotary Clubs who have already donated and are saving lives.  All donations that are in by August 12th will be included in their purchase of medical supplies from Sunnybrook hospital and taken to the Ukrainian war zone with the team, at the beginning of September. However, if you cannot meet this deadline, they are working on another shipment of medical kits that will arrive in a few months.  Please Read more to find out more about the project and how YOU can help this immediate need TODAY by making a donation to purchase the medical kits. Here is a link to the story that appeared in the August District Newsletter complete with video background on the project and 3 ways to make that donation.
 
5.The 2022 District Conference “We Have a Dream” is almost here – a chance to rediscover and dream... 
Life is about making choices, you made a choice to make a difference in the world, we made a choice to join Rotary and with like-minded individuals brought that dream to life. Together we build a better world.
                                                                          
Whether you are passionate about professional development, growing as an individual, diving deeper into the Areas of Focus, hearing stories from insightful speakers, or connecting with fellow Rotaractors and Rotarians, we’ve got you covered! 
Speakers will include awe-inspiring Rotary International Vice-President and Director Valarie Wafer, Dr. Lawrence Loh CEO of College of Family Physicians of Canada, Executive Director of GlobalMedic Rahul Singh, Michael Burns the Executive Chairman of Canada's Valour Games and inspiring Para Olympian -Victoria Nolan. There will be a mix of topics including sessions on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, a vibrant panel discussion on Seizing Opportunities in Rotary & Rotaract, and opportunities to expand our knowledge on the Environment with actionable learnings, amidst so much more!
 
We were able to negotiate an amazing room rental rate of $175 per night. Unfortunately, the special rate expires on the 15th of August, the rate will rise to approximately $320 a night. 
 
There is a special Conference Registration Rate of $299 per person + HST, it includes all meals, and programming. 
To register and book your hotel room please visit our website, link below:
 
 
We are dreaming big and can’t wait to see you there! 
“We Have A Dream”
Join us for the Inspiration; 
Join us for the Focus; 
Join us for the Fun;
Join us for the Friendships;
Join us to put the inspiration and focus into Action; 
We have a dream that you will be inspired.
Come and join us in Nottawasaga on the 14th to the 16th of October and let’s dream together, and imagine the possibilities.
Look forward to see you there!   DG Iosif
 
Smile: blush
 
Why is a chicken coop called a coupe - if it had 4 doors it would be a chicken sedan.
 
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Chris's home on Sept 13th.
  • We are looking for speakers
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24. R Chris is looking for source of back bacon.
  • Interclub BBQ August 15. We have a Karaoke DJ. Duty roster circulated - still openings to get involved.
  •  
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Foundation Walk at Heber Downs Conservation area / Cullen Gardens - September 25th.
  • We Have A Dream - District Conference October 14 to 16 at Nottawasaga Inn.
  • World Polio Day 2022 Live from Durham College October 20 from 6pm to 8pm.
  • 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: This Land is Your Land
 
Sharing Pot: $32 won by R Daniel who donated it to Adopt a Village in Laos.
 
Happy Bucks:  great to be back in Brighton and talks to her students and others about Canada and Rotary exchange, Street dance success, presentation and work being done in Laos, how lucky we are, fun, exchange student visit, boat fixed.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Rudy shared: Rotary Matching Grants
 
Among the Programs of the Rotary Foundation are the Matching Grants that assist Rotary Clubs and Districts in conducting international service projects. Since 1965 more than 6,200 grants have been awarded for projects in about 165 countries, totaling more than US$65 million.
A club or district must contribute an amount at least as large as that requested from the Rotary Foundation with at least half the funds that the Foundation will match from a country outside of the country where the project will take place. Grants have been made to improve hospitals, develop school programs, drill water wells, assist the disabled or persons requiring special medical attention, provide resources for orphanages, create sanitation facilities, distribute food and medical supplies and many other forms of international community service in needy areas of the world.
Matching grants are not approved to purchase land or construct buildings, except for low cost shelters for underprivileged families, and they may not be used for programs already under way or completed. Personal participation by Rotarians is required and the benefits should extend beyond the recipients.
The Matching Grants program is a very significant part to the Rotary Foundation and provides an important incentive for clubs to undertake worthwhile international service projects in another part of the world. They certainly foster goodwill and understanding, which is in keeping with the objectives of The Rotary Foundation.
Brighton Rotary News Aug 10 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Aug 3 2022

Members: 9
 
Guests: Terri Lynn Jenkins
 
Correspondence:
 
1 From Shelter Box Canada: Introducing Stock the Box
Thanks to all of our incredible supporters, the last 12 months have been extremely busy. We've seen extreme conflict, massive storms, unpredictable earthquakes, and so much more. Operations teams have been busy responding to all of these disasters, and supporting hundreds of thousands of people on their journey to rebuild their homes and their lives. This is only possible because of you!
But now our supplies are running low.
We've depleted our resources, and now we need your help to fill them up again! , will you help us STOCK THE BOX?
WHAT IS STOCK THE BOX?
We can’t predict disasters, but with your support, we can be ready to respond and provide displaced families with the life-saving aid they need right when they need it most.
When disaster strikes, families lose their homes, possessions, and livelihoods.
You can ensure ShelterBox is ready with life-saving shelter and supplies by donating critical aid items to fill a box and help a family who has lost everything.
You can also help ShelterBox Canada raise funds to restock our warehouses and prepare to respond to disasters around the world by starting your own Stock the Box fundraiser.
We urgently need support to prepare, respond, and restock to help families who have lost everything. 
 
2. We’re pleased to announce an update to The Rotary Foundation’s peer-to-peer fundraising platform, Raise for Rotary. When a Rotary member organizes a Raise for Rotary fundraiser, their club can now earn credit for donations made by nonmembers. This enhancement recognizes organizers for their hard work and encourages them to reach out beyond their Rotary networks for support.
Since Raise for Rotary launched in August 2020, more than 1,500 custom fundraising events have generated more than $1 million for the World Fund, the PolioPlus Fund, the Disaster Response Fund, and Rotary’s areas of focus. The platform is available worldwide in English and accepts U.S., Canadian, and Australian currencies. Additional currencies and language options will be added over time.
Additional benefits of Raise for Rotary include:

Making it easy to use and share
Setting up a fundraiser with Raise for Rotary is simple and fast. You can support specific Rotary causes, and your fundraiser is easy to share with your friends and family — especially on social media.

Giving donors recognition credit
Anyone who gives through Raise for Rotary using the email address they use for other Rotary functions, such as their My Rotary account, will receive Rotary giving credit and recognition.

Minimizing fees to do more good
External fundraising platforms have their own fee structures, rules, and guidelines. With our own platform, more of the funds you raise go directly toward Doing Good in the World.

With Raise for Rotary, you can use your fundraiser to celebrate an occasion such as a birthday, tie it to an athletic challenge, or create a custom event. No matter how you choose to fundraise, the donations you generate will help our Foundation make an even bigger impact around the world.
Thank you for your support. If you have additional questions, please review our Raise for Rotary FAQ or email us at raise@rotary.org.
Sincerely,  The Rotary Foundation
 
3. Pre & Post Melbourne Rotary Convention tours of New Zealand & Australia
Please share this information with your club members who may be attending the 2023 Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia.
The Rotary Club of Haliburton is partnering with TravelMaven Tours to offer a 16-night tour of New Zealand prior to the Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia and a 10-night post convention tour of Australia. Early booking pricing available until August 1, 2022. For more information, details and pricing on both tours visit:  https://travelmaven.ca/hali-rotary-options
What a wonderful opportunity to visit these "bucket list" destinations while experiencing the Melbourne Rotary International Convention.
Yours In Rotary, Ted Brandon, Past President, Rotary Club of Haliburton 
 
4. Thank you letter from the Bridge Hospice.
5. General letter and request for support from the Canadian Cancer Society.
 
Smile: blush
 
Allison is off in Ireland for seven weeks, leaving Steve to seven weeks of his own cooking.  Before she left, she brought out a world map, hung it on the wall in the kitchen and handed Steve a dart.  She said, “Throw this and wherever it lands—that’s where’ll go for a holiday when this pandemic ends.” Turns out, we’ll be spending two weeks behind the fridge.
 
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Chris's home on Sept 13th.
  • We are looking for speakers
  • R Steve S will share Captain / leadership of POD1 with R Chris. Thank you Steve
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24. R Chris is looking for source of back bacon.
  • Street Dance July 30 was a huge success thanks to hard work of all the volunteers, to R Daniel and the bands and the community who came out. We sold 1,974 alcoholic drinks. R Clay estimates about 700 people attended. A great night with good reviews.
  • Interclub BBQ August 15. We have a Karaoke DJ. Duty roster circulated.
  •  
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Foundation Walk at Heber Downs Conservation area / Cullen Gardens - September 25th.
  • We Have A Dream - District Conference October 14 to 16 at Nottawasaga Inn.
  • World Polio Day 2022 Live from Durham College October 20 from 6pm to 8pm.
  • 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: $20 won by R Chris who donated it to the Foundation.
 
Happy Bucks:  Out of towner's at Street dance, Brighton proud, Wow, always happy, impressed with Street Dance, You Rock, Great night, Thanks to everyone, The world is full of givers and takers - the takers eat well and the givers sleep well, boat going back in the water with some duct tape on the snout, Big sparkly helmet, thanks to all, good night out, ice man.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Rudy shared: Rotary Peace Programs
 
A special program of the Rotary Foundation was originally labeled the "Rotary Peace Forum". The concept of a centre of educational program to promote greater understanding and peace in the world was originally discussed in 1982 by the New Horizons Committee and the World Understanding and Peace Committee. In 1984 it was further explored by a New Programs Committee of the Rotary Foundation.
The essence of the Rotary Peace Program is to utilize the nongovernmental but worldwide resources of Rotary to develop educational programs around issues  that cause conflict among nations in the world as well as those influences and activities that promote peace, development and goodwill. The program includes seminars, publications, or conferences as a means to initiate a global dialogue to find new approaches to peace and world understanding.
Specific Rotary Peace Programs are selected twice a year by the Trustees of the Rotary Foundation. Many peace programs are held each year in conjunction with presidential conferences.
Brighton Rotary News Aug 3 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News July 27 2022

Members: 10
 
Guests: Terri Lynn Jenkins
 
Correspondence:
 
1 Community Care Northumberland is looking for volunteers. They have been invited to speak to us.
 
Smile: blush
 
Golf Balls

 
A man got on the bus with both of his front trouser pockets full of golf balls and
 sat down next to a beautiful girl. 
 
 The puzzled girl kept looking at him and his bulging pockets.
Finally, after many glances from her, he said, "It's golf balls."
She continued to look at him for a very long time, thinking deeply about what
he had said.
 
After several minutes, not being able to contain her curiosity any longer,
she asked, "Does it hurt as much as tennis elbow?"
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Chris's home on Sept 13th.
  • We are looking for speakers for August
  • PODS to be adjusted.
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24. R Chris is looking for source of back bacon.
  • Street Dance July 30. R Clay advised duty roster full. Town staff will help set up and tear down.
  • Interclub BBQ August 15. We have a Karaoke DJ.
  • Bottle drive Saturday July 23 we collected 3,880 pieces for an income of $486.20 plus $40 in donations.
  •  
    Weekly message to D7070 AGs, Rotary and Rotaract Club Presidents & Club Secretaries from DG Iosif Ciosa. 
    We are in the last week of July. Where did it go?
    This week we have, the AG meeting, DLT meeting and Presidents meeting. Exciting week!
    Thursday, I will have my official visit to the Scarborough Clubs!
    The coming weekend is our Civic Holiday long weekend! The Rotary Club of Scarborough is hosting their annual Ribfest at Thomson Memorial Park (Brimley & Lawrence). I will be there on Friday evening and Saturday to volunteer.
    If you would like for Maggie and I to volunteer at your event, please send me the date and time and I/we will try my best to come out to help.
    Wish you all a great week and an awesome long weekend!
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Foundation Walk at Heber Downs Conservation area / Cullen Gardens - September 25th.
  • We Have A Dream - District Conference October 14 to 16 at Nottawasaga Inn.
  • World Polio Day 2022 Live from Durham College October 20 from 6pm to 8pm.
  • 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: Clementine
 
Sharing Pot: $23 won by Terri Lynn who donated it back to the club.
 
Happy Bucks:  Beginning to end of bottle drive, great beer and wine in Portugal, band with lead singer, Street Dance success, learning how society works, West Ben, Calgary, Street Dance, great TED talk, Street Dance revisiting from 1940's.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Clay shared success of the Foundation:
 
The Rotary Foundation is one of the bests charities in the world as recognized by outside sources.
Brighton Rotary News July 27 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News July 20 2022

Members: 10
 
Guests: Terri Lynn Jenkins and Sgt. Kelly Mason
 
Correspondence:
 
1 Thank you card from HUGS.
 
Smile: blush
 
The Baseball Game
 
At one point during a game, the coach called one of his 9-year-old baseball players aside and asked,
“Johnny, do you understand what co-operation is? What a team is?”
“Yes, coach,” replied the little boy.
“Do you understand that what matters is whether we win
or lose together, as a team?”
“Yes” said little Johnny.
“So,” the coach continued, “I’m sure you know, when an
out is called, you shouldn't argue, or curse, or attack the
umpire, or call him an asshole.
Do you understand all that?”
Again, the little boy nodded in the affirmative.
The coach continued, “And when I take you out
of the game so that another boy gets a chance to play,
 we don’t call that 'a dumb-ass decision' or that it means
 that the coach is 'a shithead', right??”
“Yes, coach said little Johnny.”
“Good”, said the coach. “Now go over there and
explain all that to your grandmother.”
 
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Chris's home on Sept 13th.
  • We are looking for speakers for August
  • PODS to be adjusted.
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24. R Chris is looking for source of back bacon.
  • Street Dance July 30. R Clay advised duty roster full. Town staff will help set up and tear down.
  • Interclub BBQ August 15. We have a Karaoke DJ.
  • Bottle drive Saturday July 23 with proceeds going to Brighton Cadets.
  •  
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Foundation Walk at Heber Downs Conservation area / Cullen Gardens - September 25th.
  • We Have A Dream - District Conference October 14 to 16 at Nottawasaga Inn.
  • World Polio Day 2022 Live from Durham College October 20 from 6pm to 8pm.
  • 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: Row Row Row Your Boat
 
Sharing Pot: $2? won by R Chris who donated it to the Foundation.
 
Happy Bucks:  a survivor, good for Street Dance, new friends at KGH, Nurse practitioner on Big Yacht first on scene, happy R Daniel is home, 9 lives, beautiful day, hot weather, never boat alone, Street Dance, always happy, live theatre, don't do it again, walks funny with horseshoe up backside, good trip to Niagara with boys.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Clay shared the new ROTARIAN CODE OF CONDUCT
As a Rotarian, I will:
1.Act with integrity and high ethical standards in my personal and professional life
2.Deal fairly with others and treat them and their occupations with respect
3.Use my professional skills through Rotary to mentor young people, help those
with special needs, and improve people’s quality of life in my community and in
the world
4.Avoid behavior that reflects adversely on Rotary or other Rotarians
5.Help maintain a harassment-free environment in Rotary meetings, events, and
activities; report any suspected harassment; and help ensure non-retaliation to
those individuals that report harassment
Brighton Rotary News July 20 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News July 13 2022

Members: 9
 
Guests: Jeff Wheeldon and Terri Lynn Jenkins
 
Correspondence:
 
Dear 2022-23 club officers,As you begin your term as a club officer, we are happy to be able to support you with updated courses in the Learning Center.
If you’ve already completed your role-based courses in preparation for your term, please take some time to review them, as courses have been updated. The most significant changes are being made to the courses for club presidents, because we’ve discontinued the Lead Your Club: President manual and incorporated that information into courses in the Learning Center.2. From the Rotary Club of Woodbridge - Summer wine event is back with new products:
                                      Red Bardolino Classico 2020 $ 24.95
                                      Colle Chiara White                 $ 18.95
                                      OTUS Pilsner Beer 750 ml     $ 14.94 
Contact: dolores@ tifawine.ca,  Tel: 416-879 7725
               Pick up at: 132 Woodstream Blvd. Woodbridge 
Mention Rotary and Tifa Wine will donate a % to support the Rotary Club of Woodbridge causes. Thank You! Wine's details on attachment
 
Smile: blush
 
A New York attorney representing .a wealthy are collector called to speak to his client. "Saul, I have some good news and I have some bad news."
The art collector replied, "You know, I've had an awful day, so let's hear the good news first."
The lawyer said, "Well, I met with your wife today, and she informed me that she invested $500 in two very nice pictures. She thinks they will bring somewhere between $15 and $20 million, and I think she could be right."
Saul replied enthusiastically, "Holy cow! Well done! My wife is a brilliant business women, isn't she? You've just made my day. Now, I know I can handle the bad news. What is it?"
The lawyer replied, "The pictures are of you and your secretary."
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Clay on July 19th
  • We are looking for speakers for August
  • PODS to be adjusted.
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24. R Chris is looking for source of back bacon.
  • Street Dance July 30. R Clay advised duty roster full. He is meeting with Town about their support later in the day.
  • Interclub BBQ August 15. Club reviewed what and who we need for the evening.
  •  
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Foundation Walk at Heber Downs Conservation area / Cullen Gardens - September 25th.
  • We Have A Dream - District Conference October 14 to 16 at Nottawasaga Inn.
  • World Polio Day 2022 Live from Durham College October 20 from 6pm to 8pm.
  • 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: ??
 
Sharing Pot: $21 won by Terri Lynn who donated it to Rotary's Polio Plus
 
Happy Bucks:  everything going well for Street Dance, assisting Clay organize Street Dance, know you are in the country when you get up and see turkey vulture eating a muskrat, family reunion the old man enjoyed, trip with sons to Niagara Falls, always happy, to be here, great laughs, healthy and alive, wonderful visit with son and his family especially 3 grandkids.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Clay shared some recent decisions by Rotary International:
 
Updates from the Council on Legislation In April, representatives to the 2022 Council on Legislation voted overwhelmingly to add “equity and inclusion” to the Rotary International bylaws, affirming our organization’s continuing effort to be inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities and to reflect the communities we serve.

The council meets every three years to review and vote on changes to RI’s constitutional documents. At this year’s council, representatives also approved a dues increase and a club administration pilot that will allow Rotary to experiment with different governance structures. A Report of Action has been sent to clubs, which have until 1 August to submit statements of opposition to adopted measures. Revised governance documents are available online, and you can also review voting results and find more information about the council process.
Brighton Rotary News July 13 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News July 6 2022

Members: 10
 
Guests: Amy McQuaid and Terri Lynn
 
Correspondence:
 
R Joyce shared a thank you note from HUGS for use of the Rotary BBQ for recent fundraiser.
 
Smile: blush
 
Staff at the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority recently discovered over 200 dead crows along the highway near Boston.
There was concern that this may be an outbreak of Avian Flu so a wildlife pathologist was called in to examine the dead crows to determine the cause of death.
To everyone's relief, the cause of death was determined to not be Avian Flu but appeared to be impacts with vehicles.
However, during the detailed analysis it was noted that bits of paint of various colours was found on the crows beaks and claws. Analysis of the paint revealed that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with trucks and only 2% by impact with cars.
This was rather puzzling so the MTA then hired an Orthinological Behaviorist to determine if there was a cause for the disproportionate number of kills by trucks compared to cars. He very quickly discovered the cause.
When crows eat road kill they always have a lookout crow in a nearby tree to warn of danger. He found that while the lookout crows could shout 'Cah' not a single one could shout 'truck'.
 
Announcements:
  • R Chris reported that on Canada Day at the BBQ we had $664 in sales, less expenses for net profit of about $300.
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Clay on July 19th
  • We are looking for speakers for July.and August
  • PODS to be adjusted.
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24. R Chris is looking for source of back bacon.
  • Street Dance July 30. R Clay passed around a duty roster.
  • Interclub BBQ August 15 and asking support of other clubs
  • Next District Conference in October 2022 at Nottawasaga Inn Oct 14-16, 2022. Register early.
  • R Clay provided an update on efforts to bring Elizabeth to Canada as a refugee. He reported that he has made some progress learning of the process. First step is Elizabeth has to be certified as a 'refugee'. A couple options but the in country route in Tanzania appears to be extremely slow, maybe years. At the same time, things in Kenya may be getting worse as it appears certain elements are looking for Elizabeth. Clay reported that Elizabeth has been depressed and again needs financial help. She is living on about $275 a month. Clay is helping and asked Brighton Rotary if we would help.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Foundation Walk at Heber Downs Conservation area / Cullen Gardens - September 25th.
  • We Have A Dream -
  • World Polio Day 2022 Live from Durham College October 20 from 6pm to 8pm.
  • 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: This Land is Your Land
 
Sharing Pot: $26 won by R Steve who donated it to Polio Plus
 
Happy Bucks:  Success of Canada Day BBQ, Singing at Zwick's Park Canada Day, Terri Lynn back (need better for brownie points), Cuba, . nice weather rest of the week, good day for Canada Day, prospective member, good work Canada Day, family on weekend, at certain age no choice but to be happy, grand-daughter in law special guest, James home for visit.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Clay shared that RI has new Membership Society as of July 2021.
It is a system to recognize Rotarians who bring new members to Rotary.
Bronze level - 25 to 29 new members
Silver level - 30 to 49
Gold - 50 to 74
Platinum - > 75
 
Aspirations for Club members
Brighton Rotary News July 6 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News June 29 2022

Members: 9
 
Guests: Craig and Ruth Kerr
 
Correspondence:
 
1. Walk a Mile Returns - Join Cornerstone for their 15th annual Walk a Mile on October 1st, 2022.
 
Smile: blush
 
Everyone seems to be in such a hurry to scream 'racism' these days. Here is an example:
 
A man asked, 'what aisle would I find Newfy sausage?'
The shop assistant asks, 'are you from Newfoundland?'
The guy clearly offended, says, 'Yes I am. But let me ask you something, If I had asked for Italian sausage, would you ask me if I was Italian? Or if I had asked for German Bratwurst, would you ask me if I was German? Or if I asked for a kosher hot dog would you ask me if I was Jewish? Or if I had asked for a Taco, would you ask if I was Mexican?'
The shop assistant says, 'No, I probably wouldn't.'
The guy says, 'Well then, because I asked for Newfy sausage, why did you ask if I'm from Newfoundland?'
The clerk replied, 'Because you're in Home Hardware.'
 
Announcements:
  • Past Rotarian Ruth presented a cheque for $100 from Pharma Plus for Rotary for the Auction.
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Clay on July 19th
  • We are looking for speakers for July.
  • July 1 Canada Day BBQ. If you want to cook, come and spell someone on the grill.
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24.
  • We are planning Street Dance July 30. R Clay passed around a duty roster.
  • Interclub BBQ August 15 and asking support of other clubs
  • Next District Conference in October 2022 at Nottawasaga Inn Oct 14-16, 2022. Register early.
  • Rotary trailer on June 25th was lent to HUGS for BBQ fundraiser.
  • HUGS are looking for help for Ukrainian family to purchase a car so dad can get to work in Markham a few days a week.
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, mguy@couttscrane.com or DG Ron Dick, ron@rrdfsi.ca.  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: Hello Rotarians
 
Sharing Pot: $22 won by R Emiy who donated it to the Bridge Hospice
 
Happy Bucks:  President's BBQ last Saturday, Canada Day and James will be home, great work of Hospice, BBQ Canada Day, playing at Zwick's Canada Day evening before Fire works, friends and family, 'young' good friends, donation for auction, all that Ruth does for Rotary still, always happy, good to see everyone, road trip to the French River area, for hosting President's BBQ.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
Rudy shared: Club Singing
Harry Ruggles was the 5th man to join Paul Harris in the conversations that led to the formation of the first Rotary Club in Chicago in 1905. Harry was a fellow who enjoyed singing, and this was a popular activity at the turn of the Century. At an early meeting of the fledgling group, Harry jumped on a chair and urged everyone to join him in a song.
Group singing soon became a traditional part of each Rotary meeting. The custom spread to many of the clubs in the United States and is still a popular fellowship activity in the Rotary meetings of  such diverse countries as Australia, Japan, Nigeria, New Zealand and Canada. Some clubs sing a national song as the formal opening of the meeting. Social singing however, is seldom found in Rotary Clubs in Europe, South America and Asia.
Brighton Rotary News June 29 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News June 22 2022

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
For the Love of Trees:  https://youtu.be/oSZsP6zCrlc
 
Members: 10
 
Guests: Terri Lynn
 
Correspondence:
 
1. News letter from Bridge Hospice. We will hear more about Bridge Hospice and their Foundation from past Rotarian Craig Kerr next week.
2. News letter from Northumberland Yout Unlimited. 
3. Letter from the Canadian Cancer Society.
 
Smile: blush
 
A mother is driving her little girl to her friend’s house for a play day.
Mummy, the little girl asks, ‘how old are you?’
“Honey, you are not supposed to ask a lady her age,’ the mother replied, ‘It’s not polite.’
‘OK’ the little girl says
‘What colour was your hair two years ago?’
‘Now really,’ the mother says, ‘those are personal question and are really none of your business.’
Undaunted, the little girl asks, ‘Why did you and Daddy get a divorce?”
‘That’s enough questions, young lady! Honestly!’
The exasperated mother walks away as the two friends begin to play.
‘My Mum won’t tell me anything about herself,’ the little girl says to her friend.
‘WELL’ says the friend, ‘all you need to do is to look at her Drivers Licence’.
‘Its like our report cards, it has everything on it.’
Later that night the little girl says to her mother, ‘I know how old you are.
You are 32.’
The mother is surprised and asks, ‘How did you find that out?’
‘I also know that you used to have brown hair.’
The mother is past surprised and shocked now.
‘How in heaven’s name did you find that out?’
‘And,’ the little girl says triumphantly,
‘I know why you and daddy got a divorce.’
‘Oh really’ says the mother……Why?
‘It’s all on your driver’s licence and you got an ‘F’ in sex.
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Clay on July 19th
  • Spring 'on-line' auction closed Sunday with a huge thank you to R Liesje. R Chris advised that Brighton's share about $5,000 in profit for this event.
  • We are looking for speakers for July.
  • July 1 Canada Day BBQ still could use a couple cooks in the afternoon or someone to watch Jack.
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24.
  • We are planning Street Dance July 30.
  • Interclub BBQ August 15 and asking support of other clubs
  • President's BBQ shared by P Joyce and PE Emily at 135 Bayshore Road June 25th from 5 to 7pm. This is a go. Bring what you want to drink and a chair. Costs will be split between attendees.
  • Annual Rotary dues required by June 30.
  • Opportunity to participate with Rotary in June 26 Pride Parade in Toronto
  • Next District Conference in October 2022 at Nottawasaga Inn Oct 14-16, 2022. Register early.
  • District 7070 Changeover meeting will be held June 25 from noon to 2pm at the Jubilee Pavillion, 55 Lakeview Park Oshawa. Cost is $30 per person. You must register to attend.
  • Service opportunity to pack meals for Kids Against Hunger July 5 at Loyalist College as part of incoming RI president Jennifer Jones Canada tour.
  • Relatively new RI program - Community Solutions Program (CSP). Opportunity to host international young professionals age from 25-38 from over 100 countries for a professional practicum and homestay.
  • We elected to donate $500 to HUGS to help Ukrainian families coming to Brighton.
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, mguy@couttscrane.com or DG Ron Dick, ron@rrdfsi.ca.  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: In the Good Old Summer Time
 
Sharing Pot: $20 won by R Joyce who donated it to the Foundation
 
Happy Bucks:  seeing the Cursed Child in Toronto Saturday, summer here, auction success, lots to be thankful for, immigrating and job first day, to see everyone, celebration of life for friend of 50 years, enjoy mornings, going kayaking, to visit daughter in Minden, donating boat or 35 years to BARU and finding wallet lost last summer when cleaning out the boat, 'Not Guilty', different from Innocent, to be here, visit from aunt from Newfoundland,
 
Rotary Minute:
 
Rudy shared: Vocational Service
 
Vocational Service is the second avenue of service. No aspect of Rotary is more clocsely related to each member than a person commitment to represent one's own vocation or occupation to fellow Rotarians, and to exemplify the characteristics of high ethical standards and the dignity of work. Programs of vocational service are those that seek to improve business relations while improving the quality of trades, industry commerce and professions. Rotarians understand that each person makes a valuable contribution to a better society through daily activities in a business or profession.
 
Vocational service is frequently demonstrated by offering young people career guidance, occupational information and assistance in making vocational choices. Some clubs sponsor high school career conferences, Many recognize the dignity of employment by honoring exemplary service of individuals working in their communities. The 4-way Test and other ethical and laudable business philosophies are often promoted among young people entering the world of work.Vocational talks and discussion of business issues are also typical Vocational Service programs at most clubs.
 
Regardless of the ways in which Vocational Service is expressed, it is the banner by which Rotarians 'the worthiness of all useful occupations' and demonstrate a commitment to high ethical standards in all businesses and professions. That's why the second avenue of service is fundamental to each Rotary club.
Brighton Rotary News June 22 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News June 15 2022

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
For the Love of Trees:  https://youtu.be/oSZsP6zCrlc
 
Members: 10
 
Guests: Jason Cooney
 
Correspondence:
 
1. Thank you letter from Relay for Life for 2022 donation to the luninary portion of the event. They raised $45,000 this year.
 
Smile: blush
 
Maid asked the women of the house for a raise. She was asked why she should be given a raise.
Maid said she was a better cook. Who says? Your husband.
Maid said she did laundry better. Who says? Your husband.
Maid said she was better in bed. Who says? The gardener.
The wife agreed to pay the maid more.
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Clay on July 19th
  • Spring 'on-line' auction closes Sunday at 4pm. Bid. R Clay asked for help for R Liesje to distribute items following the Auction.
  • BBQ at Spring Valley successful and PE Emily enjoyed it and R Steve S said big thanks to Mark who knows how to flip a burger.
  • July 1 Canada Day BBQ sign up sheet circulated.
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24.
  • We are planning Street Dance July 30.
  • Interclub BBQ August 15 and asking support of other clubs
  • President's BBQ shared by P Joyce and PE Emily at 135 Bayshore Road June 25th from 5 to 7pm.
  • Annual Rotary dues required by June 30.
  • Opportunity to participate with Rotary in June 26 Pride Parade in Toronto
  • R Clay advised Elizabeth had some recent health issues and needed help for prescription which he looked after.
  • Next District Conference in October 2022 at Nottawasaga Inn Oct 14-16, 2022. Register early.
  • District 7070 Changeover meeting will be held June 25 from noon to 2pm at the Jubilee Pavillion, 55 Lakeview Park Oshawa. Cost is $30 per person. You must register to attend.
  • Service opportunity to pack meals for Kids Against Hunger July 5 at Loyalist College as part of incoming RI president Jennifer Jones Canada tour.
  • Relatively new RI program - Community Solutions Program (CSP). Opportunity to host international young professionals age from 25-38 from over 100 countries for a professional practicum and homestay.
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, mguy@couttscrane.com or DG Ron Dick, ron@rrdfsi.ca.  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: Take Me Out to the Ball Game
 
Sharing Pot: $18 won by R Steve B who donated it to Polio Plus
 
Happy Bucks:  obvious passion for bees, don't repeat gossip so listen first time, presentation and learned something, very interesting presentation, Lunch at Allan's, for BBQ'ers, laundry day, enjoyed BBQ at Spring Valley Public School, visit with aunt, good week fishing, energy level of presenter.
 
Rotary Minute: We went to the bees
 
Brighton Rotary News June 15 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News June 8 2022

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
For the Love of Trees:  https://youtu.be/oSZsP6zCrlc
 
Members: 10
 
Guests: Bev and Ted Cook
 
Correspondence:
 
1. Newsletter from Shelter Box Canada about relief efforts with refugees from Ukraine.
 
Smile: blush
 
A young man with his pants hanging half off his ass, two gold front teeth, and a half inch thick gold chain around his neck; walked into the local welfare office to pick up his cheque.
He marched up to the counter and said, 'Hi. You know. I just HATE drawing welfare. I'd really rather have job. I don't like taking advantage of the system, getting something for nothing.
The social worker behind the counter said, 'Your timing is excellent. We just got a job opening from a very wealthy old man who wants a chauffeur and bodyguard for his beautiful daughter. You'll have to  drive around in his Mercedes-Benz, and he will supply all of your cloths. Because of the long hours, meals will be provided. You'll also be expected to escort the daughter on her overseas holiday trips. This is rather awkward to say but you will also have, as part of your job, the assignment to satisfy her sexual urges as the daugher is in her mid '20's and has rather a strong sex drive.'
The guy, just pain wide-eyed, said, 'You're bullshitting me!'
The social worker said, 'Yeah, well. You started it.'
 
Paddy and Murphy were very drunk after leaving the local tavern when Murphy spotted something on the ground. He picked up the broken mirror and looked at it. He told Paddy he recognized the person. Paddy took the mirror and looking at it, told Murphy, you idiot, that's me.

Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Clay on July 19th
  • Spring 'on-line' auction  been launched. R Chris provided the following numbers: 173 items (94 from Brighton and 79 from Campbellford Club) with total value just over $20,000. Bids to-date value for Brighton of just under $3,000 and $200 donation. Still 47 items with no bids.
  • 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
  • President's BBQ shared by P Joyce and PE Emily at 135 Bayshore Road June 25th from 5 to 7pm.
  • Annual Rotary dues required by June 30.
  • 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.
  • District 7070 Changeover meeting will be held June 25 from noon to 2pm at the Jubilee Pavillion, 55 Lakeview Park Oshawa. Cost is $30 per person. You must register to attend.
  • Service opportunity to pack meals for Kids Against Hunger July 5 at Loyalist College as part of incoming RI president Jennifer Jones Canada tour.
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, mguy@couttscrane.com or DG Ron Dick, ron@rrdfsi.ca.  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: I've Been Working on the Railroad
 
Sharing Pot: $21 won by R Daniel who donated it to the Friends of Presquile
 
Happy Bucks:  always happy, enjoyed presentation, wonderful speaker, learned a lot, not raining, great presentation, fantastic, a jewel on Lake Ontario, a beautiful part of the province, joining the after market parts club, ballroom dancing in the fall starting up, visit from favourite aunt from Newfoundland, new boat delivered, memories of Presquile.
 
Rotary Minute: The sponsor of a new member
 
The bylaws of Rotary clearly outline the procedure for a prospective member to be proposed for Rotary Club membership. The 'proposer' is the key person in the growth and advancement of Rotary. Without a sponsor, an individual will never have the opportunity to become a Rotarian.
The task of the proposer should not end merely by submitting a name to the club secretary or membership committee. Rotary has not established formal responsibilities for proposers or sponsors, however, by custom and tradition these procedures are recommended to many clubs. The sponsor should,
  1. Invite a prospective member to several meetings prior to proposing the individual for membership.
  2. Accompany the prospective new member to one or more orientation / informational meetings.
  3. Introduce the new member to other club members each week for the first month.
  4. Invite the new member to accompany the sponsor to neighboring clubs for the first make-up meeting to learn the process and observe the spirit of fellowship.
  5. Ask the new member and partner to accompany the sponsor to the club's social activities, dinner or other special occasions.
 
  •  
 
Brighton Rotary News June 8 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News June 1 2022

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
For the Love of Trees:  https://youtu.be/oSZsP6zCrlc
 
Members: 11
 
Guests: Terri Lynn and Rod and Rhonda MacDonald from HUGS
 
Correspondence:
 
 
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.'
 
Announcements:
  • 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, mguy@couttscrane.com or DG Ron Dick, ron@rrdfsi.ca.  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.
Brighton Rotary News June 1 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News May 25 2022

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
For the Love of Trees:  https://youtu.be/oSZsP6zCrlc
 
Members: 9
 
Guests: Terri Lynn and Lloyd Hutchison and brother Paul Hutichison as a late guest
 
We started our meeting with special 4 Way Test song on You Tube. Fun. However, some members appear stuck in the past and call it 'tradition'.
 
Correspondence:
 
1. District is looking for volunteers to sit on the Youth Exchange Committee
2. Thank you letter and magnets from The Help Centre.
 
 
Smile: blush
 
Paddy came into the local pub and ordered 7 tequilas and a Guinness. Sammy at the bar commented on the number of drinks. First Sammy put the 7 tequilas on the bar and turned around to get the Guinness. When he came back with the Guinness, Paddy had drank the 7 shots of tequila already. Sammy commented that Paddy must be in a hurry, Paddy said he would be in a hurry too if he only had 50cents.
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Daniel's home on May 31 at 6:30pm. (62 Young Street)
  • Spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!! We have delayed auction so not starting until May 31 to June 19. R Liesje has distributed electronically draft letters requesting support, poster and donation receipt.
  • The Rotary Club of Campbellford is having their 'Spring Fling' at Rotary Hall Monday May 30. But you had to order by May 26.
  • BBQ at Spring Valley Public School Thurs. June 9. About 250 to 300 to be served starting at 5:30pm. R Emily will prepare 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.
  • Next bottle drive May 28.
  • 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.
  • Courtice Rotary Club is hosting two upcoming events: Sunday May 29th from 12:30 to 3pm a charity Euchre tournament. $30 each. Held at the Bull Dog Pub & Grill. Prizes, lunch and fun.
  • Blooming Crate Flower Workshop - Sunday June 12 from noon to 3pm at the Bull Dog Pub & Grill. $80 each for lunch and workshop or $60 for the workshop only.
  • Next District Conference in October 2022 at Nottawasaga Inn Oct 14-16, 2022. Register early.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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 https://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/13QLrxbUdypOUGM1yIBNlbCMCCJs, 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.
  • 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, mguy@couttscrane.com or DG Ron Dick, ron@rrdfsi.ca.  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: Hello Rotarians
 
Sharing Pot: $22 won by R Chirs who donated it to the Foundation
 
Happy Bucks:  That Lloyd came and shared stories, great presentation, TIB (this is Brighton), for Lloyd, Bentwood Rocker in park June 1 at 6:30pm, always happy, speaker part of colourful tapestry of Brighton, our own PP Daniel also a colourful and accomplished character in Town, picking up new boat in Woodbridge Friday, had old boat since 1989 and donating it to BARU, $20 for something, to be here, family for weekend, gorgeous weather, maple tree still in park and growing.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Clay shared information about Rotary Scholarships:
 
Of the 1,300 or so Rotary Foundation global grants approved each year, about 200 are for scholarships. Global grant scholarships fund graduate-level studies in one of Rotary’s areas of focus. Rotary districts can also provide scholarships through district grants.

Types of Rotary Scholarships

Rotary Peace Fellowships are offered by The Rotary Foundation for college graduates and professionals to study peace and conflict resolution.

Global grant scholarships are for graduate students studying abroad in one of Rotary’s seven areas of focus.

District grant scholarships can be used to sponsor secondary school, undergraduate, or graduate students studying any subject, either in the scholar’s home country or abroad.

Stats

$62.9 million: Funding for global grant scholarships

1, 602: Global grant scholarships awarded

55: Countries and geographic areas that have hosted global grant scholars

68: Countries that global grant scholars are from
Brighton Rotary News May 25 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News May 11 2022

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 9
 
Guests: Terri Lynn and Mayor Brian Ostrander
 
Presentation:
 
President Joyce presented Rotary Steve B with a Paul Harris Society member pin (one ruby).
 
Correspondence:
 
1. District is looking for volunteers to sit on the Youth Exchange Committee
 
 
Smile: blush
 
Young Paddy bought a donkey from a farmer for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day.  The next day he drove up and said, 'Sorry son, but I have some bad news. The donkey's died.'  Paddy replied, 'Well then just give me my money back.'  The farmer said, 'Can't do that. I've already spent it.'  Paddy said, 'OK, then, just bring me the dead donkey.'  The farmer asked, 'What are you going to do with him?'  Paddy said, 'I'm going to raffle him off.'  The farmer said, 'You can't raffle a dead donkey!'  Paddy said, 'Sure I can. Watch me. I just won't tell anybody he's dead.'  A month later, the farmer met up with Paddy and asked, 'What happened with that dead donkey?'  Paddy said, 'I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at $2 each and made a profit of $898.'  The farmer said, 'Didn't anyone complain?'  Paddy said, 'Just the guy who won. So, I gave him his $2 back.' 
.
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Daniel's home on May 31 at 6:30pm. (62 Young Street)
  • Spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!! We have delayed auction so not starting until May 31 to June 19. R Liesje has distributed electronically draft letters requesting support, poster and donation receipt.
  • R Liesje is organizing with ENSS Environmental Club a tree planting event tentative date May 17 at 8:45 or 9:45, time to be confirmed with schools. Plans to plant a maple tree if we can get one. Also looking for a platform for speakers. This will all be at King Edward Park. Some help will be needed to set up.
  • BBQ at Spring Valley Public School Thurs. June 9. About 250 to 300 to be served starting at 5:30pm. R Emily will prepare 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.
  • Trenton Rotary celebrated 100 Years of Service May 7th. Centennial Commemoration booklet circulated..
  • We are cancelling our May 18th meeting as the Brighton Gate will not be available. We are encouraging all Rotarians to participate and attend the tree planting in King Edward Park May 17.
  • Next bottle drive May 28. Sign up sheet circulated.
  • R Daniel announced that concert at Smoke House May 7 raised almost $500 which was donated to the Beacon Youth Centre in Brighton.
  • 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.
  • Courtice Rotary Club is hosting two upcoming events: Sunday May 29th from 12:30 to 3pm a charity Euchre tournament. $30 each. Held at the Bull Dog Pub & Grill. Prizes, lunch and fun.
  • Blooming Crate Flower Workshop - Sunday June 12 from noon to 3pm at the Bull Dog Pub & Grill. $80 each for lunch and workshop or $60 for the workshop only.
  • Northumberland Sings for Ukraine. May 17 starting at 8pm at the Capital Theatre in Port Hope, tickets $60 with $50 to the Cobourg Rotary Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund to help 15 families from Ukraine.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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 https://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/13QLrxbUdypOUGM1yIBNlbCMCCJs, 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.
  • 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, mguy@couttscrane.com or DG Ron Dick, ron@rrdfsi.ca.  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 chipburt@hotmail.com. 
  • 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: This Land is Your Land
 
Sharing Pot: $25 won by R Joyce who donated it to Polio Plus
 
Happy Bucks:  short memories, always happy, for Mayor coming and sharing what is happening behind the scenes, week in Ottawa with family, to be here, for Brian's presentation, District Conference this weekend, lawn mower started on first pull, week with cousins at Mono Mills, successful catarac surgery, weather, digging holes.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Clay shared information about Rotaract:
 
Rotaract is 18 to 30 year old young adults. They do the same good works as Rotary so Rotary International has recognized them similar to Rotarians and Rotary Clubs. There are about 10,000 Rotaract Clubs in 179 countries and about 230,000 Rotaractors. They can now apply for Global Grants.
R Clay shared his experience with a Rotaract Club in Africa when he was in Zanzibar about 3 years ago. They were energetic.
 
 
Brighton Rotary News May 11 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News May 4 2022

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 11
 
Guests: Terri Lynn and Dr. Leanne Foster virtually
 
Correspondence:
 
1. Newsletter from Northumberland Youth Unlimited
 
 
Smile: blush
 
From R Liesje, had to be there for accent:
 
In Glasgow one summer the neighbours were all sitting outside trying to get some relief from the heat. They were too poor to have air conditioning or television. Then one of the neighbours started singing (but she wasn't very good).
Jimmy asked Maureen what she did with the money her father gave her? Maureen didn't know what money Jimmy was asking about from her father. Jimmy said the money for singing lessons.
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Daniel's home on May 31 at 6:30pm. (62 Young Street)
  • Diners and Duffers books selling well, only about 4 left available.
  • Spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!! We have delayed auction so not starting until May 31 to June 19. R Liesje has distributed electronically draft letters requesting support, poster and donation receipt.
  • R Liesje is organizing with ENSS Environmental Club a tree planting event tentative date May 17 at 8:45 or 9:45, time to be confirmed with schools. Plans to plant a maple tree if we can get one. Also looking for a platform for speakers. This will all be at King Edward Park. Some help will be needed to set up. Hoping representation from NCC will be able to attend.
  • R Chris thanked R Rudy and R Joyce for cleaning BBQ. It is being inspected by Davidson for TSSA certification.
  • BBQ at Spring Valley Public School Thurs. June 9. About 250 to 300 to be served starting at 5:30pm. R Emily will prepare duty roster.
  • July 1 Canada Day BBQ
  • R Chris advised we applied for spot on the street for Applefest 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.
  • Trenton Rotary is celebrating 100 Years of Service at Heros Landing Saturday May 7th. Cost is $100. If you want to register and need assistance ask.
  • We are cancelling our May 18th meeting as the Brighton Gate will not be available. We are encouraging all Rotarians to participate and attend the tree planting in King Edward Park May 17.
  • Next bottle drive May 28.
  • R Clay advised that money sent to Ukraine went to fund to help mothers and children being supported in Poland.
  • 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.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
 
  • 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.' This promises to be a super Conference and it will be awesome to be able to get together for some great Rotary fellowship.   Attached you will find the brochure for the Conference for your reading pleasure.   Register for the Conference by copying the link into your browser. Any questions, please get in touch!  
  • 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 https://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/13QLrxbUdypOUGM1yIBNlbCMCCJs, 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.
  • 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, mguy@couttscrane.com or DG Ron Dick, ron@rrdfsi.ca.  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 chipburt@hotmail.com. 
  • 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: The Old Gray Mare
 
Sharing Pot: $25 won by R Steve B who donated it to Polio Plus
 
Happy Bucks:  great week next week - sunshine, 6 yards of soil coming, speaker, uplifting to see how to make world better place, heartwarming, to be here, to see Daniel at work Saturday (singing), clean up on Sunday, found keys, fun with neighbors 85th birthday, raw raw Rotary in Trenton Saturday night, joy and humour, great birthday party last weekend, always happy, speaker excellent, birthday over several days, James Taylor, for being a garbage picker.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Clay shared from the April Rotary Magazine:
 
A historic partnership agreement signed in 2015 by The Rotary Foundation (Canada) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the agency that leads the Canadian government’s international development and humanitarian assistance efforts. The agreement called for GAC to match the seed funding of global grant projects initiated by Rotary clubs and districts in Canada.

Under the terms of the partnership, GAC provided an annual funding match of CA$1.2 million over five years, for a total of CA$6 million. With contributions from individual clubs and districts and funding from The Rotary Foundation, the program ultimately enabled Rotary to administer more than US$15 million in global grants.

Brighton Rotary News May 4 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News April 27 2022

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 11
 
Guests: Terri Lynn and Karen White
 
Correspondence:
 
 
Smile: blush
 
Once there was a young boy who lived in the country. The family had to use an outhouse, the little boy hated it because if was hot in the summer and cold in the winter and stunk all the time.
The outhouse was sitting on the bank of the river and the boy determined that one day he would push that outhouse in the water.
One day after a spring rain, the river was swollen so the little boy decided today was the day to push the outhouse in. He got a large pole and started pushing. Finally the outhouse toppled in and floated away.
That night his dad told him they were going to the woodshed after supper. Knowing that meant a spanking, the boy asked why.
The dad replied, 'Someone pushed the outhouse into the river today. It was you, wasn't it son?"
The boy answered 'Yes.' Then he thought a moment and said, 'Dad, I read that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree and didn't get into trouble because he told the truth.'
The dad replied, 'Son, George Washington's father wasn't in the cherry tree.'
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Daniel's home on May 31 at 6:30pm. (62 Young Street)
  • Diners and Duffers books selling well, with 167 paid for and only a handful available.
  • Spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!! R Liesje has distributed electronically draft letters requesting support, poster and donation receipt. R Liesje advised that we will postpone this for about a month giving time for Rotarians to solicit and gather items.
  • R Liesje is organizing with ENSS Environmental Club a tree planting event tentative date May 17 at 11am.
  • 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.
  • Trenton Rotary is celebrating 100 Years of Service at Heros Landing Saturday May 7th. Cost is $100. If you want to register and need assistance ask.
  • We are cancelling our May 18th meeting as the Brighton Gate will not be available. We are encouraging all Rotarians to participate and attend the tree planting in King Edward Park May 17 at 11am. We will go to lunch after at the Smoke House.
  • Next bottle drive May 28.
  • We didn't get the 2.5 km complete for the roadside cleanup last week so we are going out again, Sunday May 1 at 10am. County Road 64 at the wetland parking lot.
  •  
Upcoming Rotary Events:
 
  • 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.' This promises to be a super Conference and it will be awesome to be able to get together for some great Rotary fellowship.   Attached you will find the brochure for the Conference for your reading pleasure.   Register for the Conference by copying the link into your browser. Any questions, please get in touch!  
  • 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 https://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/13QLrxbUdypOUGM1yIBNlbCMCCJs, 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.
  • 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, mguy@couttscrane.com or DG Ron Dick, ron@rrdfsi.ca.  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 chipburt@hotmail.com. 
  • 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: Row, Row, Row your Boat
 
Sharing Pot: $27 won by R Steve S who donated it to Cancer Society 'PS I Love You' team.
 
Happy Bucks:  On stage at Massey Hall, great work of cancer society, to give to the cancer society, to see Karen again, Leaf game with Boston sweaters on, party time on Saturday, support for cancer society, to be back, work of cancer society, always happy, sister in law to come through surgery, for angels among us, PS I Love You, for Leafs, fun time in Halifax, for the daffodil lady, Karen for coming, good weather, summer is coming.
 
Rotary Minute: The 4-Way Test
 
R Rudy shared:
 
One of the most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics in the world is the Rotary '4-Way Test'. It was created by Rotarian Herbert J Taylor in 1932 when he was asked to take charge of the Chicago based Club Aluminum Company, which was facing bankruptcy. Taylor looked for a way to save the struggling company mired in depression caused financial difficulties. He drew up a 24 word code of ethics for all employees to follow in their business and professional lives. The 4-way test became the guide for sales, production, advertising and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company was credited to this simple philosophy.
Herb Taylor became president of Rotary International during 1954-55. The 4-Way Test was adopted by Rotary in 1943 and has been translated into more than 100 languages and published thousands of ways. The message should be known and followed by all Rotarians. "Of the things we think, say or do: 1. Is it the Truth? 2. Is it Fair to all concerned? 3. Will it bring Goodwill and Better Friendships? 4. Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?".
 
 
 
Brighton Rotary News April 27 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News April 20 2022

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 9
 
Guests: Terri Lynn
 
Correspondence:
 
 
 
 
Smile: blush
 
R Craig dated a homeless women for a while. He could drop her off anywhere.
 
Three guys on a corner talking.
First guy says he has the smallest hands in the world. The others tell him he should go to Guinness World Records and he could be rich.
Second guy says he has the smallest feet in the world. The others tell him to go to Guinness World Records and he could be rich.
The third guy says he has the smallest brain in the world. Again a trip to Guinness World Records is in order.
So the three guys fly to England and visit the Guinness World Records offices.
The first guy comes out all excited, he will be rich, he has the smallest hands in the world.
The second guy comes out excited that he has the smallest feet and he will be rich too.
The third guy comes out looking depressed. He asks, 'who is Steve Slieghtholm?'
 
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Daniel's home on May 31 at 6:30pm. (62 Young Street)
  • Diners and Duffers books selling well, with 143 paid for and only a handful available.
  • Spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!! R Liesje has distributed electronically draft letters requesting support, poster and donation receipt.
  • R Liesje is organizing with ENSS Environmental Club a tree planting event tentative date May 17 at 11am.
  • 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.
  • Trenton Rotary is celebrating 100 Years of Service at Heros Landing Saturday May 7th. Cost is $100. If you want to register and need assistance ask.
  • We are cancelling our May 18th meeting as the Brighton Gate will not be available. We are encouraging all Rotarians to participate and attend the tree planting in King Edward Park May 17 at 11am. We will go to lunch after at the Smoke House.
  • Next bottle drive May 28.
  • We are doing roadside cleanup on County Road 64 Saturday morning starting at 10am. Meet at the wetland parking lot. We have bags, vests, gloves and sticks.
  • From Dr. Leanne Foster: World of Difference initiative.  COVID forced us to pause as international travel was virtually impossible from many countries, but we were able to use the past two years to ensure our initial scholarship recipients continued to thrive after graduation from Trafalgar Castle. I am pleased to let you know that they are doing remarkably well in university and maintain close ties with our school community.
    Two weeks ago we were able to bring two young girls from Afghanistan. Their story is truly harrowing. After US troops withdrew and the Taliban marched into Kabul, the safety of girls who had been attending schools was very uncertain. Our new students were part of a school community that managed to escape in the middle of the night from Kabul along with their families. After a brief stay in Rwanda, they were offered asylum in Canada along with their families -- truly a beautiful Canadian story.
    We have just welcomed the girls into our boarding program so that they can improve their English and become accustomed to life in Canada. Their families are being wonderfully supported by local refugee settlement rganizations.  Given everything we know about the closure of high schools and universities for girls in Afghanistan, we are honoured to be able to help in some small way.
    I am attaching an official donor update for you to share with your members. I want to thank you and everyone from Rotary for helping us in the early days of this program. You have truly made a world of difference in two lives already, and we hope that the good work will continue. 
    We are now resuming fund raising for the scholarship program. We paused during COVID because we knew that donations were likely needed in so many other places in Canada and around the world. But we're back and feeling excited about the important work ahead. 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup
    Please mark your calendar for Saturday April 23, for our 2nd Annual 'Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup' Event.  This is our day to show 'Rotary in Action' on a massive scale, and promote 'Environmental Sustainability' within our communities. 
  • 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.' This promises to be a super Conference and it will be awesome to be able to get together for some great Rotary fellowship.   Attached you will find the brochure for the Conference for your reading pleasure.   Register for the Conference by copying the link into your browser. Any questions, please get in touch!  
  • 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 https://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/13QLrxbUdypOUGM1yIBNlbCMCCJs, 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.
  • 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, mguy@couttscrane.com or DG Ron Dick, ron@rrdfsi.ca.  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 chipburt@hotmail.com. 
  • 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: Frere Jacques
 
Sharing Pot: $24 won by R Rudy who donated it to the Foundation.
 
Happy Bucks:  a lost toonie, to feature in 'Murray's ' (R Craig's) jokes, motivating speech, see grandson in Ottawa, great weekend with kids and grand kids, to Halifax for weekend for grand kids birthdays (13 and 9), TED talk, brother moving to Alberta, to be here and part of it all, need more peace, good week with son's family, importance of laughter, make self happy, to be where we are.
 
Rotary Minute: The Rotary Mottoes
 
R Rudy shared:
 
The first motto of Rotary International, "He profits most who serves best," was approved at the second Rotary Convention, held in Portland Oregon in August 2011. The phrase was first stated by a Chicago Rotarian, Art Sheldon,  who made a speech in 1910 that included the remark, "He profits most who serves his fellows best." At about the same time, Ben Collins, President of Rotary Club of Minneapolis Minnesota, commented that the proper way to organize a Rotary Club was through the principle his club had adopted - "Service, Not Self/" These two slogan, slightly modified, were formally approved to be the official mottoes of Rotary at the 1950 Convention in Detroit.
"He Profits Most Who Serves Best" and "Service Above Self"
The 1989 Council on Legislation established "Service Above Self" as the principle motto of Rotary, since it best explains the philosophy of unselfish volunteer service.
 
Brighton Rotary News April 20 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News April 13 2022

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 11
 
Guests: Terri Lynn and Patricia Orante
 
Correspondence:
 
1. The Brighton Food Bank is looking for support.
2. Spring Valley Public School is asking if we will BBQ June 9?
3. Brighton Gate Restaurant will not be available to us May 18. Jenny is going to England.
 
 
Smile: blush
 
Bob, a 65 year old, extremely wealthy widower shows up at the country club with a breathtakingly beautiful 25 year old blonde.
She hangs onto Bob's arm and listens intently to his every word. His buddies at the club are all aghast.
At the very first chance, they corner him and ask, 'Bob, how did you get the trophy girlfriend?'
Bob replies, 'Girlfriend? She's my wife!'
They're amazed, but continue to inquire. 'So, how did you persuade her to marry you?
'I lied about my age' Bob replied.
'What, did you tell her you were only 50?'
Bob smiles and says, 'No, I told her I was 90.'
 
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Steve B's home on April 19th. at 6:30pm. (101 Raglan Street)
  • Diners and Duffers books selling well,
  • Spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!! R Liesje has distributed electronically draft letters requesting support, poster and donation receipt.
  • R Liesje is organizing with ENSS Environmental Club a tree planting event tentative date May 17 at 11am.
  • 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.
  • Cheryl Sams from Colborne Rotary is helping recruit students for Camp Enterprise.
  • Trenton Rotary is celebrating 100 Years of Service at Heros Landing Saturday May 7th. Cost is $100. If you want to register and need assistance ask.
  • Shelter Box is working in Ukraine and surrounding countries taking refugees.
  •  
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup
    Please mark your calendar for Saturday April 23, for our 2nd Annual 'Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup' Event.  This is our day to show 'Rotary in Action' on a massive scale, and promote 'Environmental Sustainability' within our communities. 
  • 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.' This promises to be a super Conference and it will be awesome to be able to get together for some great Rotary fellowship.   Attached you will find the brochure for the Conference for your reading pleasure.   Register for the Conference by copying the link into your browser. Any questions, please get in touch!  
  • 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 https://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/13QLrxbUdypOUGM1yIBNlbCMCCJs, 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.
  • 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, mguy@couttscrane.com or DG Ron Dick, ron@rrdfsi.ca.  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 chipburt@hotmail.com. 
  • 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: You Are My Sunshine
 
Sharing Pot: $25 won by R Steve S who donated it to HELP.
 
Happy Bucks:  always happy, no reason to be not happy, I am smiling under mask, great humour from R Jeff, good work, Easter with family, in Canary Islands, presentation, to do good work and love it, full house, son James finished basic training now on to vocational training at Gage Town, speaker, purchasing first car, 4 day long weekend and no commitments, time to rake lawn, work of HELP, miss you, patios opening.
 
Rotary Minute: The Rotary Wheel
 
R Rudy shared:
 
A wheel has been the symbol of Rotary since our earliest days. The first design was made (1905) by Chicago Rotarian Montague Bear, an engraver who drew a simple wagon wheel, with a few lines to show dust and motion. The wheel was said to illustrate "Civilization, Movement and Service work in action." Most of the early clubs had some form of wagon wheel on their publications and letterheads.
 
In 1922, it was decided that all Rotary clubs should adopt a single design as the exclusive emblem of Rotarians. So, the present gear wheel, with 24 teeth and six spokes was adopted by the "Rotary International Association." The gear teeth around the outside represent the fact that work is to be done. The six spokes represent the inner direction and path of our Vocational Service, through the representation of our membership via the classification system. Similarly, these same spokes represent an outward distribution path of Rotary's ideals of service and the Four Way Test… going out toward the community, vocations and businesses that our members represent.
 
A group of engineers advised that the geared wheel was mechanically unsound and would not work without a "keyway" in the center of the gear to attach it to a power shaft. So, in 1923 the keyway was added to signify the wheel was a "worker and not an idler". The keyway in the center of the hub is of great significance, because it represents the individual Rotarian member, who is the key factor in every club. Quality members are the keys, needed for the hub to engage with the shaft and turn, putting the energy into motion and creating the power for the gears to do their work.
 
 
Brighton Rotary News April 13 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News April 6 2022

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 11
 
Guests: Terri Lynn and Ben Hagerman and Caroline Birch
 
Correspondence:
 
1. Thank you letter from Quinte Sailability for Rotary's donation.
2. I am writing this email to invite the Brighton Rotary Club to participate in the 12th Annual Mayor's Keep the County Clean Challenge put on by Northumberland County. This year's challenge runs from April 18th to 23rd and is focused on cleaning up litter from our local community and greenspaces. In 2019, the last time this challenge was run, almost 3,000 residents participated in the challenge picking up almost 19,500kgs of litter! This year, we are hoping to have 500 Brighton residents take up the challenge.
3. “Helping to put a brake on Global Warming” Following the hybrid gathering on Monday, March 21th, the following Fields of Actions received your attention:
School – Six interested volunteers plus the YCDSB interested in our suggestions and in our support
Community – Two interested volunteers
Energy – Four interested volunteers
Traffic – One volunteer who already started preliminary work on the advantages and economics on the use of roundabouts vs traffic lights
The Earth Day on April 22 is the perfect opportunity to address the Global Warming issue to the political arena. Rotary is firmly apolitical but to make changes, we have to interact with the Governments independently of their party affiliation.
4. Disaster Relief for Ukraine- Health Partners Int'l Canada
Rotary has been invited to attend Health Partners International Canada's warehouse in Oakville on Thursday April 21, 2022 to pack medical supply kits for Ukraine.  There are 2 shifts, we have guaranteed we will look after the 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm shift and also, if there are enough interested participants to supply the morning shift for 9:30 am - 12 noon.  Each shift has room for 10 volunteers with a minimum requirement of 8 volunteers.
If interested, please email Richard Mewhinney at rmewhinney@rogers.com and identify which shift.  We will need to ensure volunteers are vaccinated to participate and there will be a screening form required.  I need to know the volunteers and secure the list of names no later than Friday April 8, 2022 so I can confirm if we will be able to supply both shifts.  This is a great way to enjoy giving back and helping those suffering in Ukraine. 
In addition, if you're interested in learning more about Health Partners International Canada, Lois Brown, President of HPIC will be speaking at the Rotary Club of Newmarket Monday April 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm.
 
Smile: blush
 
Three men went golfing Saturday when a beautiful women asked if she could join them to make a foursome. On the 18th hole the women put her ball on the green. She said she had never got a birdie and offered to the men that any one of them who gave her advise on getting a birdie could take her home.
The first gentleman suggested the break was left to right. She tried that and missed the home by 6 inches.
The second gentleman suggested the bread was right to left.. Her putt this time was off by 4 inches.
The third man said he thought it was a 'gimmie'.
 
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Steve B's home on April 19th. at 6:30pm. (101 Raglan Street)
  • Diners and Duffers books selling well, already received payment for 122 books. R Chris has a few books available.
  • Spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!! R Liesje has distributed electronically draft letters requesting support, poster and donation receipt.
  • R Daniel raised another $580 for Rotary at the Smokehouse April 2 and same for  the Beacon Youth Centre
  • R Liesje is organizing with ENSS Environmental Club a tree planting event tentative date May 17 at 11am.
  • 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.
  •  
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup
    Please mark your calendar for Saturday April 23, for our 2nd Annual 'Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup' Event.  This is our day to show 'Rotary in Action' on a massive scale, and promote 'Environmental Sustainability' within our communities. 
  • 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.' This promises to be a super Conference and it will be awesome to be able to get together for some great Rotary fellowship.   Attached you will find the brochure for the Conference for your reading pleasure.   Register for the Conference by copying the link into your browser. Any questions, please get in touch!  
  • 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 https://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/13QLrxbUdypOUGM1yIBNlbCMCCJs, 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.
  • 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, mguy@couttscrane.com or DG Ron Dick, ron@rrdfsi.ca.  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 chipburt@hotmail.com. 
  • 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: Bicycle Built for Two
 
Sharing Pot: $25 won by R Daniel who donated it to Club and add to Saturday night proceeds pushing to over $600.
 
Happy Bucks:  just happy, a good day, to be back in Canada, in person better than Zoom, guest speakers and presentation, what goes on behind the scenes, FUN Saturday Night, great to know, presentation, Caroline's hair reminds Craig of his hair at 18, Jack's 1st birthday, great social media for Brighton, Brighton a happening place to be.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Rudy shared:
 
Today, Rotary holds the highest consultative status offered to a nongovernmental organization by the UN’s Economic and Social Council, which oversees many specialized UN agencies. The Rotary Representative Network maintains and furthers its relationship with several UN bodies, programs, commissions, and agencies. This network consists of Rotary International representatives to the United Nations and other organizations.
 
Rotary has a seat in the General Assembly of the United Nations in recognition of the efforts of its membership to foster goodwill and peace across national boundaries. Rotary is the world's largest Non-Government Foundation providing educational and humanitarian aid.
 
Brighton Rotary News April 6 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Mar 30 2022

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 11
 
Guests: Terri Lynn and Elizabeth Muthoni Wanjau from Kenya.
 
Correspondence:
 
1. We have been asked to BBQ for Canada Day in Brighton.
2. From Mayor Brian Ostrander - I'm working with a number of agencies (OPP, Northumberland Hills Hosp, Health Unit, School Board, Library etc.) to bring a Mental Health and Wellness initiative to Brighton (all started as a result of conversations during the pandemic).  We've started conversations about a speaker and, of course, none of the groups (inc. municipality) has a budget for said purpose.  I'll be reaching out to others but wonder if Rotary would be able to help sponsor such a project?
3. From Amarok Society - We would like to thank you and your Rotary Club of Brighton for your generous support of our initiatives in the developing world. We're so pleased that your club has decided to continue supporting our organization. Through your donation, you are bringing opportunity to the lives of children who want to learn, and women who want to make a difference in their communities. You have opened doors for them to a brighter, self-directed future. Please pass along to your club our deep gratitude, and that of all the families whose lives you are transforming. Warmly, Grace
4. You are invited to the Tuesday Talks - Human Trafficking. You can also book family and friends. Event: Tuesday Talks - Human Trafficking Date: Apr 12, 2022 7:00 PM  - 8:00 PM
5. Dear Friends Rotarians, I am writing to you as a member of Rotary Chopin Club in Warsaw (District 2213) acting in accordance with authorities of my club and as Canadian citizen. Over the last 26 days since Russian invasion of Ukraine over 2.2 million refugees from Ukraine have come to Poland, only women, children, elderly, and disabled people, to flee from bombing and war. Russia is waging a total war and therefore an influx of up to 4-5 million people is expected. It is the largest exodus of population in such a short time since the Second World War. Tens of thousands of Polish volunteers organize help for refugees with great dedication. Thanks to the fact that people provide their houses and flats, there was no need to create refugee camps, which is unique in the history of the world for such rapid self-organization of civilians in providing help. However, we expect that in the coming days there will be a shortage of places in private homes and apartments, so the state and various charities and foundations must start organizing various types of shelters for stressed out refugees. We Rotarians are also trying to organize help for these refugees: women, children, orphan children. We really appreciate your quick help. Every day, tens of thousands of new refugees cross the border by trains, cars and on foot. The situation becomes dramatic. These people need accommodation, beds, furniture, food, an organized transport, and funds are especially needed. For this reason, we would be very grateful for your help. We have published our appeal to our Rotarian brothers at the link below. The link below shows our fundraiser, but if you would like to help, please contact us or use WhatsApp at +48 787 000 541. http://rotaryfryderykchopin.org.pl/support-ukraine/ Yours faithfully, Adam Bierzniewski Member adam.bierzniewski@seda.pl   ob./WhatsApp: +48 787 000 541 Adam Bierzniewski RC Warszawa Fryderyk Chopin District 2231 Poland Tel.: +48 787 000 541
6.
 
 
Smile: blush
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Lloyd and Fran are flying to Australia for a two-week vacation to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Suddenly over the public address system the Captain announces, 'Ladies and Gentleman, I am afraid I have some very bad news, our engines have ceased to function and we will attempt an emergency landing. Luckily, I see an uncharted island below us and we should be able to land on the beach. However, the odds are that we maynever be rescued and will have to live on the island for the rest of our lives.' Thanks to the skill of the flight crew, the plane lands saftely on the island.
 
An hour later, Lloyd turns to his wife and asks, 'Fran, did we pay our Visa and Mastercard bill yet?'
'No sweatheard' she responds.
Lloyd, still shaken from the crash landing asks, ' Fran, did we pay our American Express card yet?'
'Oh, no, I'm sorry, I forgot to send that cheque out too.'
'One last thing Fran. Did you remember to send the installments cheque for Revenue Canada this month?'
'Oh forgive me, Lloyd, I didn't send that one either.'
Lloyd grabs her and gives her the biggest kiss in 40 years.
Fran asks, 'What was that for?'
Llyod answers, 'We'll be okay, Revenue Canada will find us.'
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Steve B's home on April 19th. at 6:30pm. (101 Raglan Street)
  • Diners and Duffers books selling well, already received payment for 107 books. We ordered an additional 20 books from printer.
  • R Chris is getting BBQ ready for summer, it will need a cleaning crew. Kevin Davidson has agreed to inspect for free.
  • 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 Environmental Committee Chair has reached out to her about this program.
  • Spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!! R Liesje has distributed electronically draft letters requesting support, poster and donation receipt.
  • R Daniel will have another concert at the Smokehouse April 2. Again proceeds to be split between Rotary and the Beacon Youth Centre
  • We had a wet bottle drive and filled the trailer Saturday raising about $618
  • R Liesje is organizing with ENSS Environmental Club a tree planting event tentative date May 17 at 11am.
  • 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.
  •  
  • District Conference Friday events include golf or a free tour of Parkwood Estates. Step back in time and experience the home of the late R.S.McLaughlin, Canadian auto baron and founder of General Motors
    of Canada. Inspired by early century Beaux-Arts design, this 15,000 square foot, 55 room mansion was built between 1915-1917.
    The art, architecture, gardens, landscaping and original furnishings are all faithfully preserved in this National Historic Site.
    Cost: Complimentary!
  • The Rotary Club of Toronto Bay-Bloor with the Rotary Club of Nicosia Aspelia, the Rotary Club of Paphos Aphrodite, and the Pollinator and Environmental Protection Task Force of Rotary Cyprus present the Massey Dialogues: Conflict Prevention, Climate Change, and Economic Development. The Massey Dialogues of April 7, will explain how data collected using GIS (Geographical Information System) contribute to conflict prevention, supporting the environment, and growing local economies which are three Rotary International's areas of focus.

  • Since  my last email to you on March 17, things are proceeding and hopefully we will reach our goal of 117,000 meals packed with Jennifer Jones at our side on July 5th. The one thing I did not do, as they say in all sales courses was , ASK FOR THE ORDER Packing  these 117,000 meals cannot happen without your support to buy the meals The other 3 districts and packing 15,000 each leaving 72,000 for our district to pack There are 2 clubs that have signed up to date Ajax and Scarborough, at 2,000.00 each to fund a line, packing shift of 2 hour and 7 to 14 club members , wearing all their  Rotary wear and HAVING FUN  If your club cannot fund a line, and want to contribute to the event and BE THERE to see Jennifer packing meals for those in need around the world you can just pay for the meals you can afford. Pay for 500 meals or $ 250.00 or 1000 meals at $ 500.00 or 2,000 meals at $ 1,000.00. WE have 72,000 meals to pay for so PLEASE let me know as soon as you can what you can afford and the number of volunteers that want to come to the event. We will need 308 volunteers, and need to order the food Thank you.

  • You are invited to the District 7070 New Members Zoom - Session 3. You can also book family and friends. On Thursday April 7, 2022 from 7 to 8 pm we are excited to connect! The Rotary District 7070 Membership Committee is hosting a third New Member Zoom get-together. There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often there is not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it. So join us as we share more Rotary basics and not-so-basics. Bring any questions you might have. The session will be of particular interest to members who have joined Rotary in the past two years. Potential members welcome as well, although they will need to be registered as a guest by a Rotarian.
  • Dear 2022-23 club officers: Are you getting ready to engage your members and bring more people into your club in the coming Rotary year? In the Rotary Learning Center’s Club Leadership catalog https://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/13ZD9jCCVOEw7eGv31Cg7sM2GFtN, you’ll find courses that outline what you’ll need to know to succeed in club roles. These learning plans are designed to be completed before you participate in the district training assembly, which is held in May. You’ll need a My Rotary account to enroll. If you don’t yet have an account, this  step-by-step guide https://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/13ZD9l0gR3JnBMu86EjiVdaBWnD6 will help you to create one.
  •  
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup
    Please mark your calendar for Saturday April 23, for our 2nd Annual 'Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup' Event.  This is our day to show 'Rotary in Action' on a massive scale, and promote 'Environmental Sustainability' within our communities. 
  • 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.' This promises to be a super Conference and it will be awesome to be able to get together for some great Rotary fellowship.   Attached you will find the brochure for the Conference for your reading pleasure.   Register for the Conference by copying the link into your browser. Any questions, please get in touch!  
  • 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 https://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/13QLrxbUdypOUGM1yIBNlbCMCCJs, 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.
  • 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, mguy@couttscrane.com or DG Ron Dick, ron@rrdfsi.ca.  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 chipburt@hotmail.com. 
  • 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: Take Me Out to the Ball Game
 
Sharing Pot: $21 won by R Rudy who is donating to the Ukraine and R Rudy put another $50 with it.
 
Happy Bucks:  to be here, FUN night Saturday at The Smokehouse, good Wednesday morning, just happy, dance classes start tonight, visit family Saturday, Elizabeth's presentation, next Wednesday in Canada, impressed by Elizabeth, thanks to Clay for bringing Elizabeth to our attention, bottle drive volunteer for set up to tear down a true champion, sharing the love, double digit temperatures coming, spring.
 
Minute:
 
R Chris noted how many people thanked Rotary for the work we do in the community when they dropped off cans and bottles.
 
Brighton Rotary News Mar 30 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Mar 23 2022

WE met in person and on line today
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 10
 
Guests: Terri Lynn joined us this morning.
 
Correspondence:
 
We are writing from Rotary Club of Markham Sunrise and are asking for your Club’s participation in helping us with a project that is providing urgently needed medical supplies to the frontlines in Ukraine. Our Club through its separate foundation (Markham Rotary Club Foundation) has been working with a volunteer group called Canadians Care Collective Fund and with other Canadian volunteers and varioussuppliers on this project. Our goal is to fill and deliver a plane full of medical supplies.  It takes approximately 50 pallets to fill a plane @ $5,000/pallet = Our Goal of $250,000. We have all the infrastructure already in place. We launched this initiative on March 9th and have raised $27,175 within the first week. On March 18th we were able to send two palettes of medical supplies for shipping to Poland for distribution by civilian volunteers there to defined priority areas within Ukraine. The situation in Ukraine has touched the hearts of many Canadians and we feel a call to action. We are moving supplies to “Green Zone” areas in  Ukraine as quickly and efficiently as possible and we could make so much more of an impact if we had the help and support of other Rotary clubs in our district 7070. Our only overhead cost is a 4% (per donation) charge from our online platform. We have no other administration or fundraising fees. We are buying medical supplies at cost and we are currently able to ship without additional fees. By working together, all Rotary clubs in the District will reach a larger audience and will have a much bigger impact in raising funds for this very worthy cause. We are requesting your Club’s participation in this project. We hope that each Club in District 7070 and beyond would participate by contributing $2,000 towards this worthwhile cause (or whatever your Club can afford would be appreciated). We would also ask for your assistance in helping us spread the word to others. Our fundraiser webpage is available at: "ukraine.rotarymarkham.ca” where individual donations can be made online. All donations over $3 are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. For Clubs that want to patriciate and contribute, you can contact us directly by email at ukraine.rotarymarkham.ca. to let us know your Club wants to contribute and we will provide instructions to you for making payment to our Club’s foundation by e-transfer or cheque if your Club prefers to make payment that way instead of donating online. If you can assist us in any other way, please feel free to contact us. Thanking you in advance, Rotary  Club of Markham Sunrise / Markham Rotary Club Foundation Ukraine fundraising project team leaders Email: ukraine@markhamrotary.ca
Website: ukraine.markhamrotary.ca <http://ukraine.rotarymarkham.ca/
 
Smile: blush
 
Hello, is this the Police?
Yes, what do you want?
I'm calling to report about my neighbour Billy Smith! He is hiding marijuana inside his firewood.
Thank you very much for the call sir.
The next day, the Police descend on Billy's house. They search the shed where the firewood is kept. Using axes, they bust open every piece of wood, but find no marijuana so the swore at Billy and left.
The phone rings at Billy's house: Hey Billy Bob! Did the Police come?
Yeah!
Did they chop your firewood?
Yep.
Happy Birthday Buddy.
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Steve B's home on April 19th. at 6:30pm. (101 Raglan Street)
  • Diners and Duffers books will be available and going fast. Already 74 sold and paid for. R Chris only has 8 books left.
  • R Bob had heart surgery, at home and doing well.
  • 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 Environmental Committee Chair has reached out to her about this program.
  • Spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!! R Liesje has distributed electronically draft letters requesting support, poster and donation receipt.
  • R Daniel will have another concert at the Smokehouse April 2. Again proceeds to be split between Rotary and the Beacon Youth Centre
  • We are looking to hold our next bottle drive on a Saturday in March 26th.
  • R Liesje is organizing with ENSS Environmental Club a tree planting event tentative date May 17 at 11am.
  • Further to the request to sponsor young women and her two children who are refugees from Kenya and currently in Tansania. R Clay has talked to her and asking if the club is willing to pursue this. She is 37 with a son in grade 6 and daughter in grade 2. She is a human rights activist and fled her home in Kenya after 5 killings of other human rights activists and her own life felt threatened. The club is interested in supporting her. She will speak to the club via Zoom March 30th.
  • ENSS graduation tentative June 29th.
  • We are planning possible Street Dance in July, 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.
  • R Murray no longer has a cell phone, best way to reach him is via Pamela's cell number 905-483-8149 or house landline 613 439-8841. His email address remains atwoodlane@outlook.com .
  • The Rotary Foundation (TRF) requires all Rotary and Rotaract Clubs that want to apply for a District or Global Grant to be qualified. This is a yearly requirement. TRF has given the Districts the responsibility to administer the qualification process. The requirement to be qualified applies to Clubs that want to be the Host or International Partner for Global Grant projects and Clubs that want to lead/apply for a District Grant project. Clubs must remain qualified throughout the life of a grant project. While District Grant projects normally are completed within a Rotary year, Global Grant projects typically take two or three years to finish. Both the Host and International Partner must remain qualified during these years. Clubs that only want to financially support a Global or District Grant project are encouraged to be qualified; however, it is not mandatory. A few years ago, D7070 changed the qualification process from holding a seminar in early February to an online format. The process now consists of three modules, posted on the District’s website under the Rotary Foundation tab. (http://www.rotary7070.org) The three modules are titled, The Rotary Foundation, Global Grants and District Grants respectively. To each module, there is a Quiz, a SurveyMonkey document with nine questions. To pass a Quiz, seven of the nine questions much be answered correctly. When a Rotarian or Rotaractor have passed all three Quizzes, s/he is approved, and will count as one of the two members required from the Club. Additional Club members are encouraged to complete the qualification. It is a good way to learn more about the Rotary Foundation and its Grants program. In addition to having at least two of its Club members pass the three Quizzes, a Rotary or Rotaract Club must submit a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to the District. The MOU must be signed by the President and President Elect. The MOU is also valid for one Rotary year. The copy of the MOU is available on the District’s website. Applications for Global Grant projects are made online on the website of Rotary International (http://www.rotary.org) and can be made throughout the year. District Grant applications for the 2022-23 Rotary year must be made on a form posted on the District’s website. The deadline for a District Grant project application is May 31 2022 and must be submitted to the District. Rotary and Rotaract Clubs may contact PDG Lars Henriksson, pdglars.henriksson@gmail.com, cell 416 402 6093 for further information on the Club qualification for the Rotary Foundation’s Grant program as well as specific questions related to Global and District Grants.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup
    Please mark your calendar for Saturday April 23, for our 2nd Annual 'Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup' Event.  We will be joined by 100's of other Clubs from additional Districts surrounding the Great Lakes.  This is our day to show 'Rotary in Action' on a massive scale, and promote 'Environmental Sustainability' within our communities.  Pull out your T-Shirt from last year, and sign-up.  In addition, please invite family, friends and neighbours to participate with us.  What a great opportunity for us to promote our 'Rotary Day of Service', where the goal is to involve 25% non-Rotarians.  We started an 'important' tradition last year, which is exciting to continue and build upon. Your District Environmental Action Committee will be reaching out to each Rotary and Rotaract Club in the coming days, with more details.  (Contact dancoombes4@gmail.com)
  • 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.' Now that we are able to proceed with the amazing District Conference 2022, we have been able to extend the Marriott Hotel, Oshawa group rate of $129 until March 27th.   All new registrations from 6:00 a.m. today (Tuesday the 22nd) until Sunday, March 27th at midnight will be entered into a draw for a beautiful gift basket. This promises to be a super Conference and it will be awesome to be able to get together for some great Rotary fellowship.   Attached you will find the brochure for the Conference for your reading pleasure.   Register for the Conference by copying the link into your browser. Any questions, please get in touch!  
  • 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 https://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/13QLrxbUdypOUGM1yIBNlbCMCCJs, 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, mguy@couttscrane.com or DG Ron Dick, ron@rrdfsi.ca.  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 chipburt@hotmail.com. 
  • 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: When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (they were not smiling today as we butchered the song)
 
Sharing Pot: $16 won by R Steve S who donated it to the club
 
Happy Bucks:  to be here, passed drivers test on Sunday, back live and in person, back to work, off Thursday and Friday, to be here and see others, BOOM at Capitol, to see everyone, another Wednesday, Happy to Meet - Sorry to Part - Happy to Meet Again, lots of $$ coming in, back home in couple weeks, auction coming up.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
Rotaract Clubs by the numbers
 
10,000 + Rotaract Clubs worldwide in 179 countries = 230,000 + members
 
Brighton Rotary News Mar 23 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Mar 16 2022

WE met on line today due to several sick members
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:  https://youtu.be/UnV0ofDzWEY
 
Members: 8
 
Guests: no guests, so sad
 
Correspondence:
 
Gift from the Heart is holding an ambitious fundraiser 'Amazing Race' on August 26, 2022. Sponsorship opportunities exist. All ages event, after party fireworks, music and silent auction.
 
 
Smile: blush
 
.She was outside pulling weeds on a hot summer day when her husband walked up and asked her what they were having for dinner.
Irritated by the thought of him sitting in the air-conditioned house while she laboured away on the weeds, she snapped, "I can't believe you're asking me about supper right now! Pretend I am out of town, go inside and make dinner yourself!"
So he went back in the house and fixed himself a big steak, potatoes, garlic bread and a tall beer.
His wife walked in just about the time he was finishing up and asked, "Where's my dinner?"
"Huh? I thought you were out of town?"
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Steve B's home on April 19th. at 6:30pm. (101 Raglan Street)
  • Diners and Duffers books will be available by March 18. They cannot be sold until March 19.
  • 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 Liesje has distributed electronically draft letters requesting support, poster and donation receipt.
  •  
  • We are looking to hold our next bottle drive on a Saturday in March 26th. Note date change do to health of several members.
  • R Liesje is organizing with ENSS Environmental Club a tree planting event tentative date May 17 at 11am.
  • Rotary is taking donations for Ukraine Disaster Response. This will include available District Designated Funds.
  • Further to the request to sponsor young women and her two children who are refugees from Kenya and currently in Tansania. R Clay has talked to her and asking if the club is willing to pursue this. She is 37 with a son in grade 6 and daughter in grade 2. She is a human rights activist and fled her home in Kenya after 5 killings of other human rights activists and her own life felt threatened. The club is interested in supporting her. She will speak to the club via Zoom March 30th.
  • ENSS graduation tentative June 29th.
  • Rotary D7070 - Grow Your Rotary Part 3 - Saturday March 26 via Zoom 9:30am to 11:10.
  • We are planning possible Street Dance in July, 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.
  • At board meeting we are spending $500 on each of Youth Bowling, Relay for Life and Amarok Society.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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 https://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/13QLrxbUdypOUGM1yIBNlbCMCCJs, 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, mguy@couttscrane.com or DG Ron Dick, ron@rrdfsi.ca.  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 chipburt@hotmail.com. 
  • 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: we wisely did not sing over Zoom
 
Sharing Pot: $ next week
 
Happy Bucks:  for the presentation and work of Community Care, looking forward to going back to work Monday (but not the next 20 years of working), essential workers with public, happy 2 rug rats visiting, trusting plumber coming at 10 after 10 no shows, great visit with kids and grandkids last weekend and happy they left, double digits in forecast, always happy and no reason to be otherwise, one day at a time.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Clay got up at 5am Mexican time to join us this morning. Thanks Clay.
Brighton Rotary News Mar 16 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Mar 9 2022

WE ARE BACK TO IN PERSON At the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:  https://youtu.be/UnV0ofDzWEY
 
Members: 11
 
Guests: no guests, so sad
 
Correspondence:
 
Youth Bowling Canada, a non -profit organization are requesting support. Their own fund raising efforts have been hampered due to COVID restrictions and are trying to make up large shortfall. Their numbers of bowlers is increasing.
 
 
Smile: blush
 
A Scotsman, an Englishman and an Irishman want to get into the Olympics, but they don't have tickets.
They notice other male competitors walking up to the gate carrying their gear and annouce their name, country and the sport in which they are participating. The men are then allowed through the gate.
So the Scotsman picks up a manhole cover, tucks it under his arm, walks up to the gate and says, 'McTavish, Scotland ...Discus'. And they let me through.
The Englishman picks of a length of scaffolding, slings it over his shoulder, walks to the gate and says, 'Waddington Smythe, England, .. Pole Vault'. And they let him through the gate.
The Irishman stands there a few minutes thinking hard. Then he picks up a roll of barbed wire, tucks it under his arm and walks up to the gate and says, 'O'Malley, Ireland...Fencing'.
 
Announcements:
  • 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 will be available by March 18. They cannot be sold until March 19.
  • 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 Liesje has distributed electronically draft letters requesting support, poster and donation receipt.
  • R Daniel's show at the Smokehouse Saturday night was a success, raising $500 for both the Beacon Youth Centre and Rotary.
  • We are looking to hold our next bottle drive on a Saturday in March 19th. Duty roster was circulated.
  • R Liesje is organizing with ENSS Environmental Club a tree planting event.
  • Rotary is taking donations for Ukraine Disaster Response. This will include available District Designated Funds.
  • St. Patrick's Day parade Sunday March 20th in Toronto. The Rotary Club of Toronto is participating and anyone who wants to join in the event can contact Kevin Power. See secretary if you need help contacting Kevin.
  • Further to the request to sponsor young women and her two children who are refugees from Kenya and currently in Tansania. R Clay has talked to her and asking if the club is willing to pursue this. She is 37 with a son in grade 6 and daughter in grade 2. She is a human rights activist and fled her home in Kenya after 5 killings of other human rights activists and her own life felt threatened. The club is interested in supporting her. She will speak to the club via Zoom.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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 https://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/13QLrxbUdypOUGM1yIBNlbCMCCJs, 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, mguy@couttscrane.com or DG Ron Dick, ron@rrdfsi.ca.  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 chipburt@hotmail.com. 
  • 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: ??
 
Sharing Pot: $21 won by R Emily who donated it to the club.
 
Happy Bucks: winning pot, Jack's swimming lesson and finally smiled last couple minutes in pool, Fun Saturday Night at Smokehouse, Classification talk and story, welcome Steve, heard a lot of Steve from Stephanie, good to see everyone, coming home in 4 weeks, for Steve's story, to be in Canada, hard to feel happy with war in Ukraine but trying, R Daniel's efforts that raised $500 for both Rotary and Beacon, local Birdhouse store selling flags of Ukraine, still here, summer is getting closer, Pearsal bus and Pauline who drove fast over tracks.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
Promote the power of vaccines for World Immunization Week - April 24-30
 
With the decades of experience working to eradicate polio, Rotary members can play a key role in publicizing the power of vaccines. World Immunization Week, April 24 - 30, 2022, gives Rotary and Rotaract clubs an opportunity to raise awareness of the part that vaccines play in saving lives - as well as of the critical need to supporting global polio vaccination for children and COVID-19 vaccines for all. Because Rotary members and our partners have worked hard to counter vaccine hesitancy and reach all children with the polio vaccine, the world has seen a 99.9% reduction in polio cases since 1988. Our fight against polio is proof that vaccines work.
 
 
Brighton Rotary News Mar 9 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Mar 2 2022

WE ARE BACK TO IN PERSON At the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:  https://youtu.be/UnV0ofDzWEY
 
Members: 12
 
Guests: no guests, so sad
 
Correspondence:
 
Newsletter from Youth Unlimited.
 
ATTENTION: ROTARY AND ROTARACTORS IN DISTRICT 7070: The Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. is hosting an inaugural Rotary softball fundraiser tournament and needs your participation! We're looking for teams and/or individuals to play in a fun, one-day Saturday tournament in Whitby this June ( 11th or the 18th)!
- guaranteed four, up to six games
- all (or no!) skill levels encouraged to play!
- three-pitch (i.e. pitch to your own team)
- prizes, raffles, and all proceeds to benefit Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. charitable account!
Please email Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. Secretary Mark Blackmore at mark_blackmore@hotmail.com or call/text at 905 626 8742 by March 15 to make inquiries or express your interest!
 
R Emily has responded in the positive. Note that this is open to family members and friends.
 
Smile: blush
 
Today R Craig focused on lawyers for a time.
 
Three professionals in a boat capsized. A shark came along and ate two professionals but did not eat the lawyer as a professional courtesy.
 
I forget the others, although R Daniel at our table shared some lawyers jokes as well.
 
R Craig never short of a one liner also shared:
Police reported that a man fell off the roof of a night club in Belleville. He wasn't a bouncer.
 
Announcements:
  • 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.
  • R Liesje is organizing with ENSS Environmental Club a tree planting event.
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 https://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/13QLrxbUdypOUGM1yIBNlbCMCCJs, 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, mguy@couttscrane.com or DG Ron Dick, ron@rrdfsi.ca.  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 chipburt@hotmail.com. 
  • 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: $25 won by R Steve B who donated it to Polio Plus.
 
Happy Bucks: we were missed, good two weeks with daughter with real winter and chance to snow shoe, looking forward to spring, just happy, waiting for spring, Fun Time Saturday Night at Smokehouse, Rotary Foundation Gala, Live Theatre, grandson born Saturday (4th grandchild), dog dental surgery (ouch), book out soon (loves to share others story), good week with grandson but now time to rest.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Murray shared Rotary's Statement concerning the Ukraine conflict:
 
It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world.
At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there. Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading across Europe and the world.
As one of the world's largest humanitarian organizations, we have made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We join the international community in calling for an immediate cease fire, withdrawal of Russian forces, and a restoration of diplomatic efforts to resolve this conflict through dialogue.
In the past decade, Rotary clubs of Ukraine, Russian and nearby countries have transcended national differences and have actively engaged in peace - building projects to promote goodwill and to marshal assistance for the victims of war and violence. Today, our thoughts are with our fellow Rotary members and others in Ukraine coping with these tragic events. Rotary International will do everything in its power to bring aid, support and peace to the region.
 
Brighton Rotary News Mar 2 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Feb 23 2022

WE ARE BACK TO IN PERSON At the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:  https://youtu.be/UnV0ofDzWEY
 
Members: 11
 
Guests: no guests, so sad
 
Correspondence:
 
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.
 
From: ELIZABETH MUTHONI WANJAU [lizmuthoniwanjau@gmail.com]
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.
 
Announcements:
  • 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 https://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/13QLrxbUdypOUGM1yIBNlbCMCCJs, 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, mguy@couttscrane.com or DG Ron Dick, ron@rrdfsi.ca.  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 chipburt@hotmail.com. 
  • 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 News Feb 23 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Feb 16 2022

WE ARE BACK TO IN PERSON At the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:  https://youtu.be/UnV0ofDzWEY
 
Members: 9
 
Guests: Steve Sleightholm and Terri Lynn
 
New Member Induction:
 
President Joyce inducted our newest member of Rotary:     Steve Sleightholm with the classification of Retired TTC Operator
 
Congratulations and welcome to Rotary Steven.
 
Correspondence: no mail this week.
 
Smile: blush
 
Polish Women are Tough
An elderly Polish man lay dying in his bed. While suffering the agonies of impending death, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite perogies and fried onions wafting up the stairs. He gathered his remaining strength, and lifted himself from the bed. Gripping the railing with both hands, he crawled downstairs. Downstairs, he leaned against eh door frame, gazing into the kitchen, where if not for death's agony, he would have thought himself in heaven, for there, spread out upon waxed paper on the kitchen table were hundreds of his favourite perogies. Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of love from his wife of sixty years, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man? He threw himself towards the table, landing on his knees in a crumpled posture. His parched lips parted, the wondrous taste of the perogies was already in his mouth. With a trembling hand he reached up to the edge of the table, when suddenly he was smacked with a wooden spoon by his wife.
"Back off!" she said, "Those are for the funeral."
 
 
Announcements:
  • 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.
  • We will focus on and start planning for a spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!! Next week will be a business meeting including planning for the spring auction.
  • 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 Saturday March 19th from 10am to 2pm.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • There will be a celebration of the Rotary Foundation on February 23 at 8pm on line. Go to https://tinyurl.com/TRF-2022.
  • 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 https://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/13QLrxbUdypOUGM1yIBNlbCMCCJs, 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, mguy@couttscrane.com or DG Ron Dick, ron@rrdfsi.ca.  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 chipburt@hotmail.com. 
  • 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: Clementine
 
Sharing Pot: $21 won by R Chris who donated it to the Foundation.
 
Happy Bucks: winning Super Bowl Pool, welcome to our newest member, always happy and if not makes himself happy, Congratulations to Steven S our newest member, wonderful people to be here with, sunshine now, opportunity to perform and raise some funds March 5.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
One of Rotary's Area of Focus - Water and Sanitation
We support local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation and hygiene to more people every day. We don't just build wells and walk away. We share our expertise with community leaders and educators to make sure our projects succeed long term.
Brighton Rotary News Feb 16 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Feb 9 2022

WE ARE BACK TO IN PERSON FEB 9!!!! At the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:  https://youtu.be/UnV0ofDzWEY
 
Members: 9
 
Guests: Steve Sleightholm and Mike Fuller from the Brighton Beacon
 
Notice:
 
The following person has been nominated for membership in the Rotary Club of Brighton:  
Steve Sleightholm with the classification of Retired TTC Operator
Should any member have knowledge why membership should not be offered to this person, they have the right and obligation to inform the Secretary in writing within 10 days of this notice.
 
Presentation:
 
President Joyce presented PP Daniel with a PHF pin + 4 saphires. Congratulations Rotarian Daniel.
 
Correspondence:
 
1. Newsletter and request for support from Shelter Box.
2. Newsletter and request for support from the Canadian Cancer Society.
3. Receipt and thank you from Community Care for recent donation.
4. Notice and request for support from the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation.
5. Blue Imp play equipment catalogue.
6. Notice from Isaac the he received on behalf of DKSHA, the orphanage and school in India the donation from both Rotary and the Belleville organization 'Developing Nations Social Help Charitable Corporation'.
 
Smile: blush
 
Man  sitting at home with his wife having a beer and he says, 'I love you.'
She asks, 'Is that you, or the beer talking?'
He replies, 'It's me... talking to the beer.'
 
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Emily's home on February 15th. at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers books getting close to printing for this spring.
  • 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.
  • We will focus on and start planning for a spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!!
  •  
  • The Rotary Club of Woodbridge is inviting Clubs from the District to collaborate and get involve in the fight against Climate Change. They are hosting a round table planning meeting on Monday March 21 at 6:30pm at the Vellore Village Community Centre in Vaughan.
  • The Rotary Club of Northumberland Sunrise has a new fundraiser and for it they are looking for our old appliances, books, furniture, glassware, tupperware, silverware. See attached flyer.
 
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • There will be a celebration of the Rotary Foundation on February 23 at 8pm on line. Go to https://tinyurl.com/TRF-2022.
  • 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 https://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/13QLrxbUdypOUGM1yIBNlbCMCCJs, 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, mguy@couttscrane.com or DG Ron Dick, ron@rrdfsi.ca.  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 chipburt@hotmail.com. 
  • 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: We sang today - Frere Jacqua
 
Sharing Pot: $18 won by Terri Lynn who donated it to the club.
 
Happy Bucks: got snow shoes and it was fun, to be together, to see everyone, spring is coming, to be out and not pitch black when getting up early, happy to be here. the presentation, sister and brother in law were here to visit with parents, back together, to be in Haliburton next week and snow shoe out the door everyday, grandkids on line with own account had to slow them down.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
One of Rotary's Area of Focus - Maternal and Child Health
Nearly 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. We expand access to quality care, so mothers and their children can grow stronger.
Brighton Rotary News Feb 9 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Feb 2 2022

WE ARE GOING BACK TO IN PERSON FEB 9!!!!
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:  https://youtu.be/UnV0ofDzWEY
 
Members: 7
 
Guests: Steve Sleightholm and Rotarian Danny Broome from the Cobourg Rotary Club and Salvation Army
 
Notice:
 
The following person has been nominated for membership in the Rotary Club of Brighton:  
Steve Sleightholm with the classification of Retired TTC Operator
Should any member have knowledge why membership should not be offered to this person, they have the right and obligation to inform the Secretary in writing within 10 days of this notice.
 
Correspondence:
 
1. Thank you card from Jennifer Livingston from ENSS for Service Above Self Award upon graduation.
2. RI semi annual dues has come in.
3. $500 donated to Isaac's orphanage and school in India (DKSHA) in 2021 has been returned from the Belleville organization 'Developing Nations Social Help Charitable Corporation' after they were unable to get the funds to India. They also sent us an additional $450 of their funds for us to send to Isaac. R Clay and R Chris working to find best way to send funds to Isaac and DKSHA.
 
Smile: blush
 
A woman wanted to serve her guests mushroom-smothered steak. But she had no mushrooms and no tine to buy them. Her husband suggested she pick the wild ones growing by the stream. She was hesitant because she knew some wild mushrooms are poisonous. Her husband told her he sees squirrels eating them with no ill effects.
So she picked a bunch of mushrooms, washed, sliced and sauteed them for her dinner.
Then she went to the back porch and fed a handful to her dog Spot. Spot ate them all.
She watched Spot for any sign of illness but there was no signs, so she fed her guests the mushrooms.
The meal was a great success.
After dinner her daughter came to her and whispered to her that Spot was dead.
Trying to keep her head straight she left the room and called the doctor and explained what had happened. The doctor assured her that it was bad but it could be taken care of.
Shortly after, the ambulance, paramedics and the doctor arrived and proceeded to treat all the people, cleaning out their digestive systems.
Well after midnight, after the last person was done, the doctor said everything should be fine now and he left.
The host and guests were all sitting around, tired and weak.
Then the daughter said she could not believe the guy who ran over Spot and never slowed down.
 
Allison suggested this didn't go over well because of all the dog lovers in the club?
 
 
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Emily's home on February 15th. at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers books getting close to printing for this spring.
  • 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.
  • We will focus on and start planning for a spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!!
  • It is with great pleasure that I announce that the result of the selection process for the position of District Governor for the Rotary 2024-2025 year is Virginia O'Reilly from the Rotary Club of Toronto East. DG Ron  
  • Sad news regarding the passing of Colleen Gibson. She left the BBTB last year and was so looking forward to her "new" life closer to her family. Colleen Gibson, formerly of Sandpiper Way passed away this morning. She was an active resident of BBtB from 2001 to 2021. She was Chair of the BBtB Social Committee and at that time arranged the funding for all the ceiling speakers in the Great Hall. She and her husband Ken were active in the annual Brighton Rotary auction, storing many items in their basement prior to the auction.. She had many friends here and enjoyed regular Bridge games. Details for a Remembrance event are not yet available.
  • You are invited to the Tuesday Talks - WASH - Successful Sustainability. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends. Event: Tuesday Talks - WASH - Successful  Sustainability. Date: Feb 08, 2022 7:00 PM  - Feb 08, 2022 8:00 PM via ZOOM.
  • Rotary Leadership Institute - RLI Part 1 starting Wednesday February 9th from 6 to 8pm via zoom and each Wednesday evening for 3 weeks to February 23. Ask Secretary for information or go to the District site to register.
  • Following Ann Falla's presentation last week concerning the ENSS Environmental Club and their Chique Boutique, R Chris reached out for donations. To date he has filled Ann's car three times with donations.
  • There will be a celebration of the Rotary Foundation on February 23 at 8pm on line. Go to https://tinyurl.com/TRF-2022.
 
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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 https://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/13QLrxbUdypOUGM1yIBNlbCMCCJs, 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, mguy@couttscrane.com or DG Ron Dick, ron@rrdfsi.ca.  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 chipburt@hotmail.com. 
  • 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: No singing. We learned not to try.
 
Sharing Pot:
 
Happy Bucks: Presentation and the Salvation Army, to be in Brighton, always happy, looking forward to getting together in person, happy for snow coming, Environmental Club, good work of Ken and Colleen, Jack's fake laugh, impressed by generous donations to the kettles in December by the people of Brighton.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
Inspired by Harriet Tubman, an American abolitionist, civil war spy, nurse, suffragist and political activist.
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember within us we have the STRENGTH, the PATIENCE, the PASSION to reach for the stars."
As Rotary says,'the means to change the world.' All of our little individual parts add up.
Brighton Rotary News Feb 2 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Jan 26 2022

WE ARE BACK TO ZOOMING
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:  https://youtu.be/UnV0ofDzWEY
 
Members: 7
 
Guests: Steve Sleightholm and Andrew Kelm
 
Notice:
 
The following person has been nominated for membership in the Rotary Club of Brighton:  
Steve Sleightholm with the classification of Retired TTC Operator
Should any member have knowledge why membership should not be offered to this person, they have the right and obligation to inform the Secretary in writing within 10 days of this notice.
 
Correspondence:
 
1. Thank you notes from the Brighton Christmas Hamper Committee for Rotary's help financially and with people.
 
 
Smile: blush
 
As your year proceeds, some assembly will be required!
 
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Emily's home on February 15th. at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers books getting close to printing for this spring.
  • R Liesje advised that ENSS teacher and Environmental Club mentors suggested student Jessica has been submitted to the Municipality to join the sustainability committee that R Liesje is a member of.
  • 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.
  • R Emily has contacted the local schools about Coats for Kids. There has been a request for additional clothing and she will follow up now that kids are going back and winter has arrived.
  • We will focus on and start planning for a spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!!
  • Rotary Leadership Institute - RLI Part 1 starting Wednesday February 9th from 6 to 8pm via zoom and each Wednesday evening for 3 weeks to February 23. Ask Secretary for information or go to the District site to register.
  • Following Ann Falla's presentation last week concerning the ENSS Environmental Club and their Chique Boutique, R Chris reached out for donations. To date he has filled Ann's car twice with donations.
  • Rotary Club of Cobourg is having a WinterRibFest Sunday January 30th to support Ed's Hospice in Cobourg.
  • There will be a celebration of the Rotary Foundation on February 23 at 8pm on line. Go to https://tinyurl.com/TRF-2022.
 
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: No singing. We learned not to try.
 
Sharing Pot:
 
Happy Bucks: a good winter season, on show shoes, hope winter continues, may as well be winter, almost through January, Fran was part of ski patrol, was on skis once, presentation and volunteers, only had 5 cars to clear snow off of, going to New York City, starting new book, what would the world do without volunteers, mother drama, Jack super happy, son James got off okay and now in isolation two weeks.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
missing in action
Brighton Rotary News Jan 26 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Jan 19 2022

WE ARE BACK TO ZOOMING
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:  https://youtu.be/UnV0ofDzWEY
 
Members: 8
 
Guests: potential new member Steve Sleightholm who is new to Brighton and Barbara Melara representing the Amarok Society
 
Correspondence:
 
1. A request was circulated earlier in the week to support residents at Quinte Gardens which is in COVID outbreak. The specific request is to write a note of encouragement to the residents.
 
 
Smile: blush
 
One evening last week a man and women were getting into bed. Well, the passion starts to heat up, and she eventually says 'I don't feel like it. I just want you to hold me. You're just not in touch with my emotional needs as a women enough for me to satisfy your physical needs as a man. Can't you just love me for who I am and not what I do for you in the bedroom?'
The next day the man opted to take the day off work to spend time with her. After a nice lunch they went shopping at a big department store. He walked around with her while she tried on several very expensive outfits. She couldn't decide which one to take, so he told her they would buy them all. She wanted new shoes to compliment her new clothes and he said, 'lets get a pair for each outfit.'
At the jewerly department she picked out a pair of diamond earrings. She was so excited. She finally said, 'I think that is all dear, let's go to the cashier.'
He could hardly contain himself when he said, 'No honey, I don't feel like it.'
Her face went blank and said, 'What?'
Then he said, 'Honey, I just want you to hold this stuff for a while. You're just not in touch with my financial needs as a man for me'to satisfy your shopping needs as a women. Why can't you just love me for who I am and not for the things I buy you?'
Apparently he is not having sex tonight either.
 
 
Announcements:
  • Past President Jack McFadden passed on Monday January 17th a little more than a month since his wife passed in early December.
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Emily's home on February 15th. at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers books getting close to printing for this spring.
  • R Liesje advised that ENSS teacher and Environmental Club mentors suggested student Jessica has been submitted to the Municipality to join the sustainability committee that R Liesje is a member of.
  • 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.
  • R Emily has contacted the local schools about Coats for Kids. There has been a request for additional clothing and she will follow up now that kids are going back and winter has arrived.
  • We will focus on and start planning for a spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!!
  • Saturday January 22 is a virtual District Membership 'Grow Rotary Zoom Workshop'. Contact Secretary or go to the District website for more information or to register.
  • Rotary Leadership Institute - RLI Part 1 starting Wednesday February 9th from 6 to 8pm via zoom and each Wednesday evening for 3 weeks to February 23. Ask Secretary for information or go to the District site to register.
  • Ottawa area Rotary is planning to host their Adventures in Citizenship virtually the last weekend of May. They are looking for students.
  • The Rotary Club of Trenton has an excellent candidate as an outbound exchange student beginning this September. They have two host families and are asking if Brighton Rotary and Quinte Sunrise Rotary will partner and support Trenton with host families? Logistics would have to be worked out for transportation.
  • Following Ann Falla's presentation last week concerning the ENSS Environmental Club and their Chique Boutique, R Chris reached out and has list of items they could use:
  •  
  • Food & Drink - Water, pop, drinking boxes, juice plus non-perishable foods such as granola bars and other snacks.
  • Baking ingredients would also be welcomed.
  • Clothing - Winter coats, light jackets, hand-knitted hats, scarves & mitts, boots, shoes, pants, shirts, sweaters, ball caps, shorts, skirts & dresses.
  • Hygiene Items - Soap, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, sanitary products, dental floss, hand sanitizer.
  • Small Gifts - Puzzles, jewellery, lunch boxes, bowls, cooking utensils, a hot pot, towels, sheets, tablecloths, placemats. 
  • At this time, due to limitations on individuals allowed into ENSS, Anne has requested that R Chris receive donated items and she will collect them periodically for transport to the school. If anybody has donations for this excellent cause, they can be left with R Chris.
 
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: No singing. We learned not to try.
 
Sharing Pot:
 
Happy Bucks: James leaving Tuesday to go to basic training, to be in Mexico with no snow, that there is only a little snow to shovel today and not a foot, not to drive a bus in the snow Monday, 'stay stressed, then give up', Amarok Society, to live in more rural smaller community and can still get around, dad drove school bus 'in the day' and kids at times would have to walk in front of the bus to find the road, out today snow shoeing in the park, if no snow - why have winter, Barbara's presentation, attending York in '70's and 'Women's Studies' and micro loans and ripple effect in economy, education the key.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Chris shared from the recent RI magazine about the link between Polio and clean water. In Pakistan, 53,000 children under age 5 die each year from diarrhea caused by contaminated water.
 
Khadim Solangi Goth, a community on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan, sits in one of the last remaining polio reservoirs on the planet. More than 40,000 people live in improvised dwellings made of earth or other found materials. For some, a cotton sheet is all that protects them from the hot sun and monsoon rains. “The poorest of the poor are living in this area,” says Asher Ali, the project manager for the Pakistan PolioPlus Committee.
What makes polio thrive in this place? The piles of trash and open sewers are one reason; the poliovirus gets transmitted through contaminated water. But another major factor is the area’s low vaccination rate. In a community whose basic needs aren’t met, residents see the polio vaccine as a low priority.
The polio eradication program has seen a boost to its credibility in the past couple of years, thanks to the installation of water filtration plants in Karachi and several other areas of the country, including in Khadim Solangi Goth in December 2020 — part of the GPEI’s effort to install a total of 36 such plants in Pakistan. Since 2012, Rotary members have been working to install plants through a variety of channels, including a partnership with Coca-Cola Pakistan, Rotary Foundation global grant projects, PolioPlus Partners grants, and partnerships with Rotary districts or other entities. More construction is in progress or in the planning stages.
Brighton Rotary News Jan 19 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Jan 12 2022

WE ARE BACK TO ZOOMING
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:  https://youtu.be/UnV0ofDzWEY
 
Members: 6
 
Guests: potential new member Steve Sleightholm who is new to Brighton and Ann Falla from ENSS
 
Correspondence:
 
 
Smile: blush
 
A father put his 3-year old daughter to bed, told her a story and listened to her prayers that ended by saying "God Bless Mommy, God Bless Daddy and Goodbye Grandpa".
The father asked, "why did you say Goodbye grandpa?"
She said, "I don't know daddy, it just sounded like the thing to say."
The next day grandpa died. The father thought that was a coincidence.
A few months later, dad was putting his daughter to bed again. He listened to her prayers which went like this, "God Bless Mommy, God Bless daddy and goodbye Grandma."
The next day Grandma died.
Incredible thought the father, his daughter is in contact with the other side.
Several weeks later when putting his daughter to bed he heard her end her prayers, "God Bless Mommy and goodbye daddy."
Dad practically went into shock. He couldn't sleep all night. He got up early and went into the office. He was nervous all day. Ate lunch at his desk and watched the clock. He figured if he could make to midnight he would be okay. He felt safe in the office so he stayed there all day, drinking coffee and watching the clock.
Finally midnight came. He sighed in relief and went home.
When he got home his wife said she never knew him to work so late and asked what the problem was.
He said, "I don't want to talk about it, I just had the worst day of my life."
She said, "You think you had a bad day, you'll never believe what happened to me today. This morning my golf pro dropped dead in the middle of my lesson."
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Emily's home on February 15th. at 6:30pm.
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale.
  • R Emily has contacted the local schools about Coats for Kids. She has heard from two schools, waiting on response from Brighton Public.
  • R Chris advised that at bottle drive Saturday the revised income is $554 plus $65 in donations, giving us a total of $619. There will be an additional $46.80 for 468 cans when we have the next bottle/can drive for 3 bags of cans not counted.
  • We will focus on and start planning for a spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!!
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: No singing. We learned not to try.
 
Sharing Pot:
 
Happy Bucks: design for book sent to publishers, taking mom for booster, presentation, OPP Saturday let Rudy off for speeding when he was coming to pick up trailer after bottle / can drive, OPP check up on people, presentation and potential partnerships, nice zoom call, relive 2010 Kraft challenge, no construction workers on site.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Chris shared that as a club we have reached our goal of $1,200US to the Rotary Foundation. We are at $1,212 US. With regards to Polio Plus our goal is $120US and we are at $108US to the end of December.
Brighton Rotary News Jan 12 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Jan 5 2022

WE ARE BACK TO ZOOMING
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:  https://youtu.be/UnV0ofDzWEY
 
Members: 8
 
Guests: Jeff Kawzenuk former Principle at ENSS
 
Correspondence:
 
1. Seasonal card and request for support from the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation.
2. Thank you letter from Five Counties Children's Centre.
3. Update from Youth Unlimited regarding the Beacon in Brighton. They have developed a plan for Mike Fuller and the Beacon to move back in line with the Northumberland Youth Unlimited rather than Qunite Youth Unlimited. To continue to support the Beacon, all future donations should be sent to the Northumberland Youth Unlimited offices.
4. Received cheque from Trenton Rotary for additional Rotary Friendship Trees.
5. Shelter Box looking for donation after deadly Typhoon in Phillipines.
6. The Rotary Club of Etobicoke is looking for support to purchase bags of rice for school in Triunfo, Ozamiz City in the Phillipines.
7. We received season wishes from Rogerio in Brazil.
Smile: blush
 
A cabbie picked up a nun and noticed that she was quite attractive and the nun was thinking the same thing about the cabbie. After a while the cabbie said to her that he had always wondered what it would be like to kiss a nun. The nun asked, “Are you single and a catholic”, and the cabbie said he was. Well, said the nun “Pull Over”, and the cabbie got a kiss that rolled his socks. When the cab got back on the road the cabbie confessed that he was married and also Jewish. No worries said the nun, “My name’s Kevin and I’m on my way to a Halloween party.”  
 
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be virtual now, January 11 at 6:30pm.
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale.
  • R Emily has contacted the local schools about Coats for Kids. She has heard from two schools, waiting on response from Brighton Public.
  • R Chris advised of bottle drive Saturday January 8th. If you have 'big' clear plastic bags they may be needed.
  • Polio Plus update - so close with focus now on two endemic countries Afghanistan and Pakistan and 12 high risk countries in Africa.
  • Yuk Yuk style event cancelled due to new restrictions.
  • We will focus on and start planning for a spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!!
  • R Clay and Janet have decided to go to Mexico this year to escape winter.
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: We did not sing but listened to 'Up Here in Canada' on YouTube.
 
Sharing Pot:
 
Happy Bucks: was looking to put COVID behind us, going south to skip winter, parents looking younger with new wig, pops in good spirits, boosters, together with family, out of cabin now back in, happy as always, great Christmas season with family, good winter when you like the snow, park keeps some sane, Jack's first Christmas, Christmas small gathering but good.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
A Moment of Reflection:
Always find a reason to laugh:
    -it may not add years to your life but will surely add life to your years!
Be yourself, everyone else is already taken!
Brighton Rotary News Jan 5 2022 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Dec 15 2021

WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:  https://youtu.be/UnV0ofDzWEY
 
Members: 10
 
Guests: Terri Lynn, Wendy Pringle and Pamela Maloney R Murray's daughters, Emily MacDonald from the Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Inc. Regional Women's Shelter and Pam Vanderburg.
 
Correspondence:
 
1. Request for support from the Canadian Cancer Society.
2. Thank you letter from Bridge Hospice.
3. Request for support from Community Care Northumberland.
4. Card from the Municipality of Brighton with invitation to the New Year's Day Levee to be held Saturday January 1 from 2 to 4pm at King Edward Park Community Centre. Mayor's comments at 3:30pm. Proof of full vaccination required.
 
Smile: blush
 
One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool, Ralph suddenly jumped into the deep end.
He sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there.
Edna promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled him out. When the Head Nurse Director became aware of Edna's heroic act, she immediately ordered her to be discharged from the hospital, as she now considered her to be mentally stable.
When she went to tell Edna the news she said, 'Edna, I have good news and bad news. The good news is you're being discharged, since you were able to rationally respond to a crisis by jumping in and saving the life of the person you love. I have concluded that your act displays sound mindedness.
The bad news is, Ralph hung himself in the bathroom with his bathrobe belt right after you saved him. I am so sorry, but he's dead.'
Edna replied, 'He didn't hang himself, I put him there to dry. How soon can I go home?'
 
Presentations:
 
There were two cheque presentations following our speaker.
 
On behalf of the Rotary Club R Liesje presented a cheque to Emily of $600 for the Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Inc., Regional Women's Shelter.
Pamela Vanderburg presented a cheque for $1,000 from her and Chris to Emily for the Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Inc., Regional Women's Shelter.
 
Announcements:
  • Brighton Christmas Hamper Program gearing up. First organization meeting November 16th and tentative set up and pick up December 20 to 22. Volunteers needed to unload produce from truck at 1pm on Tuesday Dec 22, then lots of volunteers needed at 6pm to pack baskets. Then Wednesday December 23 starting at 8:15am to load baskets to recipients.
  • Next board meeting will be hosted by R Emily January 11.
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale.
  • R Emily has contacted the local schools about Coats for Kids. She has heard from two schools, waiting on response from Brighton Public.
  • R Chris advised that if anyone wants to make donation to Foundation this month get it to him this week.
  • R Liesje announced that we will be holding auditions for local comedians for a Yuk Yuk style event this winter.
  • P Joyce delivery flowers and other gifts to Golden Pond on Sunday.
  • R Chris advised of bottle drive Saturday January 8th. If you have 'big' clear plastic bags they may be needed.
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: Winter Wonderland
 
Sharing Pot: $24 to Terri Lynn who donated it to the Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Regional Women's Shelter.
 
Happy Bucks: Emily here and her presentation, all healthy, being here, Emily and Pamela making a world of difference, Come from Away tonight, Christmas with family this weekend, beautiful day, 11 foot Christmas tree (still standing), always happy, huge evergreen falling over in wind storm and missing car, Jack attending an Indigenous play group at Cobourg Y today, breakfast with his girls, to be here with father, presentation.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
Disease Prevention and Treatment
 
We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases like polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. We improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in developing areas.
Brighton Rotary News Dec 15 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Dec 8 2021

WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:  https://youtu.be/UnV0ofDzWEY
 
Members: 9
 
Guests: Terri Lynn was back from sunny Jamaica.
 
Correspondence:
 
1.Virtual Training of District 7070 Visioning Team Event: Virtual Training of District 7070 Visioning Team F  Date: Jan 15, 2022 9:00 AM  - Jan 15, 2022 11:00 AM  Fee:   Location: Online.
 
2.You are invited to the Tuesday Talks-"Polio" One on One with Dr Bob Scott. Tuesday Talks-"Polio" One on One with Dr Bob Scott Date: Dec 14, 2021 7:00 PM  - Dec 14, 2021 8:00 PM
 
3. First of all a quick word of thanks for the support Rotary in general has given to charities like ours over the years. I work with BethanyKids, a Canadian charity providing medical aid to children across Africa by training African pediatric surgeons and then resourcing them post-graduation to develop pediatric departments. We now operate in 7  different countries. We have a number of new projects on the go right now that could very much use support from your Rotary club. In one instance we're growing our surgical capacity in Uganda by hiring a second surgeon. This is a country with one of the youngest populations on the planet and highest rates of disabilities, most of which require surgical intervention. The cost of a new surgeon will be just over 20,000 for the course of 2022. You can read more about that total project here: (https://bethanykids.org/uganda/) We're also in the process of trying to fund the purchase of $200,000 worth of wheelchairs to distribute to children in need in both Kenya and Uganda. We'd love to have the Rotary's support on either of these efforts and I would be happy to submit any applications as needed. I am also more than happy to present in person to the Rotary the work that BethanyKids has been doing for twenty years on the continent of Africa for children. Look forward to hearing from you. Yours, Peter Lublink Executive Director BethanyKids.org
 
Smile: blush
 
From our intrepid R Craig:
 
The President of Pepsi was fired because they found a trace of coke in his system.
 
A gentleman called 911 when his wife suddenly passed out. The 911 operator asked his address which he answered as #1 Yuletide Street. The operator asked him to spell it. After a pause, he said to give him a few minutes and they could pick his wife up at #1 Oak Street.
 
and from R Rudy:
 
A 99 year old husband is seeking a divorce from his 96 year old wife because he found 'love letters' to her from 40 years ago. Turned out they were from him.
(Rudy said Cornelia did not appreciate this humour)
 
Announcements:
  • Brighton Christmas Hamper Program gearing up. First organization meeting November 16th and tentative set up and pick up December 20 to 22. Next meeting December 14.
  • Next board meeting will be hosted by R Emily January 11.
  • Paint Night held at the Community Centre Monday December 6th with 28 painters. R Chris even thought some were pretty good. After expenses we raised $360 for the Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Inc. Regional Women's Shelter at Alderville First Nation. This on the The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale.
  • Salvation Army Kettle Campaign - Pres Joyce advised that we raised $6,517 so far. All spots filled to sit with the kettle.
  • R Emily has contacted the local schools about Coats for Kids. She has heard from two schools, waiting on response from Brighton Public.
  • R Chris advised that if anyone wants to make donation to Foundation this month get it to him this week.
  • Area clubs planning Camp Enterprise for May 5, 6 and 7, 2022 at Trent University. Appears that this may not go ahead due to rising COVID numbers.
  • The club is looking to bump up bursary to a Loyalist student in spring 2022 awards from the Clubs  endowment fund.
  • Rotary Zone is looking to Empower young women in a youth leadership program in collaboration with Toastmasters in the new year. The program will be on-line for 6 to 8 weeks for 1.5 to 2 hours once a week.
  • R Chris shared some cookies from another group who borrowed Rotary gear. They also provided a $30 donation to the club.
  • Marlene McFadden passed Dec 4.
  • Honourary Rotarian Keith recovering.
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: Silver Bells
 
Sharing Pot: $23 to Terri Lynn who donated back to the club.
 
Happy Bucks: happy to be here, fantastic time in Jamaica and did not want to come home, to be back to regular routine, skipping COVID police, paint night, still honest, Photo shoot for Jack, flowers to Golden Pond, cat back at home, Christmas with family over, all kids over nice, excited to learn they owned time share in Chicago that was just sold for $40,000 and it will only cost 10%, pleasure to get up.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
Economic and Community Development - one of Rotary's Areas of Focus
 
We carry out service projects that enhance economic and community development and create opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old. We also strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.
Brighton Rotary News Dec 8 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Dec 1 2021

WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:  https://youtu.be/UnV0ofDzWEY
 
Members: 8
 
Guests: so sad no guests today.
 
Correspondence:
 
Request for support from Youth Unlimited.
Request for support from Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre
 
Smile: blush
 
A passenger in a cab taps the driver's shoulder to ask a question. This causes the driver to jump and swerve - almost crashing the taxi. The driver turns back and says 'I'm sorry, but you scared the daylights out of me!', the passenger responds 'Oh, I'm so sorry! I had no idea you'd be so scared' to which the driver explains 'It's okay, it's just that it's my first day driving a taxi, I used to drive a hearse.'
 
Announcements:
  • Brighton Christmas Hamper Program gearing up. First organization meeting November 16th and tentative set up and pick up December 20 to 22. Next meeting December 14.
  • Miracle on Queen Street at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope. We decided to attend Saturday December 11 for the 8 pm Show and will have dinner before at the Trattoria Gusto restaurant before the show.
  • Next board meeting will be hosted by R Emily January 11.
  • Paint Night to be held at the Community Centre Monday December 6th with doors open at 6pm and starting at 6:30pm. Cost is $45 each including supplies. We are asking to bring desserts / appetizers.
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale. Liesje is chasing clubs in the District and will make formal presentations. Trenton has ordered 100 ornaments.
  • Salvation Army Kettle Campaign - most spots filled, only need about 3 the last weekend before Christmas.
  • R Emily has contacted the local schools about Coats for Kids. She has heard from at least one school, waiting on response from others.
  • R Chris advised that if anyone wants to make donation to Foundation this month get it to him.
  • Area clubs planning Camp Enterprise for May 5, 6 and 7, 2022 at Trent University.
  • 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.
  • The club is looking to bump up bursary to a Loyalist student in spring 2022 awards from the Clubs  endowment fund.
  • Rotary Zone is looking to Empower young women in a youth leadership program in collaboration with Toastmasters in the new year. The program will be on-line for 6 to 8 weeks for 1.5 to 2 hours once a week.
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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.
  • 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: Jingle Bells
 
Sharing Pot: $11 to R Rudy who donated it to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Happy Bucks: for a lot of things, everything going well, to see the other side of Nepal, Christmas with the family this weekend, somebodies home renovations are done (not everyone's), always happy, waking up at 90, sister's birthday today, No Change in the Weather last weekend, James off to Gagetown for vehicle tech in January.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
Basic Education and Literacy - one of Rotary's Areas of Focus
 
More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.
Brighton Rotary News Dec 1 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Nov 24 2021

WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:  https://youtu.be/UnV0ofDzWEY
 
Members: 10
 
Guests: Terry Lynn guest of R Daniel, and the excellent baby Jack.
 
Correspondence:
 
 
Smile: blush
 
After dinner one night the wife asks her husband if she passed would be marry again. The husband says no.
The wife insists, and asks again, if she passed away, would he let his new wife live in their home. He repeats he would not marry again, but if so, he would sell the house and not have the new wife live in her home.
She asks again, would he allow a new wife to sleep in their be. Again no, he would sell the bed and all furniture.
She insists and asks if she died would he allow her to use her golf clubs. He says no, that she is left handed.
 
Announcements:
  • Brighton Christmas Hamper Program gearing up. First organization meeting November 16th and tentative set up and pick up December 20 to 22. Next meeting December 14.
  • Miracle on Queen Street at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope. We decided to attend Saturday December 11 for the 8 pm Show and will have dinner before at the Trattoria Gusto restaurant before the show.
  • Next board meeting will be hosted by R Emily January 11.
  • Paint Night to be held at the Community Centre Monday December 6th with doors open at 6pm and starting at 6:30pm. Cost is $45 each including supplies. We are asking to bring desserts / appitizers.
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale. Liesje is chasing clubs in the District and will make formal presentations. Trenton has ordered 100 ornaments.
  • Diners and Duffers 2022. We are looking for three more 1/4 page black and white advertisers. Cost is $125.
  • Salvation Army Kettle Campaign - We are good to be at No Frills Thursday and Friday's and now approved to be inside at Sobey's. So plan is No Frills Thursday and Friday and at Sobey's on Saturday. two hour shifts starting at 10am to 6pm, so 4 shifts a day for 3 days starting Thursday November 25th. Duty roster was circulated.
  • R Emily has contacted the local schools about Coats for Kids. She has heard from at least one school, waiting on response from others.
  • The Rotary Club of Northumberland Sunrise is holding a virtual Scotch Tasting event Friday January 14th, 2022. If you don't know how to taste scotch virtually you should sign up and order to find out (see attached flyer).
  • Brighton's Karaoke contest with invited impartial judges, Brighton was declared winner. The Oshawa club said, "the Brighton entry is definitely a spooky and competitive piece. However, the impassioned Don't Stop Believing entry of the Rotary Club of Oshawa and the voting by the "independent" council must surely be reviewed. Our members will enjoy seeing the Monster Mash video. Thanks for sharing! We truly had a blast! ps.  if there's a change to the judge's decision please let me know. I can send chocolate!  ;-)
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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.
  • 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: The Old Gray Mare
 
Sharing Pot: $23 to R Steve who donated it to Polio Plus.
 
Happy Bucks: trip to Jamaica, to see Come from Away, to be here, that R Dan and Terri Lynn will be away, good to get away, No Change in the Weather, for no particular reason, ratting out those with no name badges, Jack took her name badge, for every day I wake up, 90th, held Jack, good meeting last night.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
The Rotary Club of Cobourg is Celebrating a Century of Service to the Northumberland Community:
 
The Rotary Club of Cobourg through the decades.
1920’s – RCC Chartered in 1921, large focus on community activities and fundraising for the “care of crippled children” and boys camps
1930’s – raised in excess of $193,000 (in 2021 $) despite the great depression
1940’s – many members away on active service, Rotary carnival – held in August – was the highlight for many in the community, support of the air Cadets began which continues today, $136,000 (2021 $) raised
1950’s – Focus mainly on new Local hospital, $193,000 (2021 $) Donated
1960’s – Club membership grown to 67 by 1962, Build a better Cobourg Campaign, pledge of $574,000 (!! In 2021 $) to purchase of new hospital equipment
1970’s – construction of community tennis courts, pledge to local YMCA, $700,000 (2021) pledged during the decade
1980’s – Restoration of Victoria Hall, Floral Clock at Victoria Park, and many more community projects
1990’s – Cobourg Waterfront Walk, Gordon King Library, Purchase of Dragon Boat, Donations upwards of $465,000 (2021)
2000’s – 5-year pledge to Northumberland Hills Hospital, Waterfront Park, $1.184M in donations
2010’s – Membership grown to 136, continued support of hospital, Ed’s House, sponsorship of Family from Syria
2021 – Orange Army, YMCA Peace Medal, and much more to come!
Brighton Rotary News Nov 24 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Nov 17 2021

WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:  https://youtu.be/UnV0ofDzWEY
 
Members: 9
 
Guests: Terry Lynn guest of R Daniel, Assistant District Governor Rick Riley from the Cobourg Rotary Club and Rotarian Richard Mewhinney of the Rotary Club of Newmarket
 
Correspondence:
 
Newsletter and general request from the Northumberland Hills Foundation.
Request from the Canadian Cancer Society.
 
Smile: blush
 
A man owned a small contracting business in Ontario and the provincial payroll audit department claimed that he was not paying proper wages to his staff and sent an agent out to interview him. “I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them,” demanded the agent.
“Well” replied the owner, “there’s my framer who’s been with me for 3 years. I pay him 600 a week plus free room and board. The site man has been here for 18 months, and I pay him 550 a week plus free room and board. Then there is the halfwit. He works around 18 hours a day and does 90% of all the work around here. He makes about $300 a week, pays his own room and board, plus I buy him a bottle of whiskey every Saturday night. Occasionally he will sleep with my wife.”
“That’s the guy I want to talk to…the halfwit”, says the agent.
“That would be me”, replied the owner.
 
Announcements:
  • Brighton Christmas Hamper Program gearing up. First organization meeting November 16th and tentative set up and pick up December 20 to 22. Next meeting December 14.
  • Miracle on Queen Street at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope. We decided to attend Saturday December 11 for the 8 pm Show and will look at dinner at a local restaurant before the show.
  • Next board meeting will be hosted by R Liesje on Tuesday November 23 at 6:30pm.
  • Paint Night to be held at the Community Centre Monday December 6th with doors open at 6pm and starting at 6:30pm. Cost is $45 each including supplies. We are asking to bring desserts / appitizers.
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale. Liesje is chasing clubs in the District and will make formal presentations. Trenton has ordered 100 ornaments.
  • Diners and Duffers 2022. We are looking for three more 1/4 page black and white advertisers. Cost is $125.
  • Need speakers.
  • We are invited to the Rotary Club of Trenton's Christmas Part to be held at the Batawa Ski Hill, November 29th from 6 to 9pm. Semi-formal. Cost is $70 each. Tickets available via Club Runner.
  • Salvation Army Kettle Campaign - We are good to be at No Frills Thursday and Friday's and now approved to be inside at Sobey's. So plan is No Frills Thursday and Friday and at Sobey's on Saturday. two hour shifts starting at 10am to 6pm, so 4 shifts a day for 3 days starting Thursday November 25th. A schedule will be available at our next meeting November 24th.
  • R Emily has contacted the local schools about Coats for Kids. She has heard from at least one school, waiting on response from others.
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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.
  • 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: Bicycle Built for Two
 
Sharing Pot: $22 to R Steve who donated it to Polio Plus.
 
Happy Bucks: for the excellent presentation, a birthday week, promise of Rum balls that are missing, wonderful project, to be here, to visit in person, for people who make these great projects happen, missed everyone, mind blowing, ripple effect like the wings of a butterfly, proud to be a Rotarian, Richard's presentation, to be a part of something so good, just getting better, sustainable progress.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
First Project of World's First Service Club
In 1934, Boys' Week became known as Youth Week, and in 1936, Boys' and Girls' Week.
In 2010, Youth Service became Rotary's fifth Avenue of Service.
During the 1920s and 1930s, Paul Harris traveled extensively, ceremoniously planting trees to symbolize goodwill and friendship.
January of 1911 was the first issue of The National Rotarian.  The name was changed to The Rotarianin 1912, when Clubs were organized in Canada.
The largest Rotary Club is the Oklahoma City Downtown Club with over 600 members.
The fifth Rotary Test: Is It Fun?
Brighton Rotary News Nov 17 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Nov 10 2021

WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:  https://youtu.be/UnV0ofDzWEY
 
Members: 9
 
Guests: Terry Lynn guest of R Daniel.
 
Correspondence:
 
A friend of President Joyce's is in need of a drive for her husband Rod to Kingston General for cancer treatments. He has Wheels of Hope but they’re having a tough time finding drivers. If they do find drivers, your help won’t be needed, but it would sure put their minds at ease to at least have a backup driver if needed. I’m driving him Thursday, and he needs someone 16th, and 17th. The appointments are about 30 minutes. They will cover cost of gas. Please let me know if you can be a backup driver in the event Wheels of Hope has to cancel.
 
On behalf of the Rotary District 7010 Water First Project committee, we would like to extend our sincerest thanks for your club’s generous donation of $500 to our District Indigenous Focus Project - Water First.
Your donation will help us get to our goal of raising $125,000 to support this worthwhile project. In addition, your donation will have a positive impact upon the lives of not just individuals participating in the Water First Internship Program, but also will assist their communities with access to potable water.
If you have any questions at all about the Water First Internship Program, or know of any other organizations or individuals that may be interested in supporting this program, please feel free to pass on their contact information and we can arrange for a presentation by one of the members of our committee.
Thank you again for helping Rotary to address local water challenges in Indigenous communities.
Yours sincerely, Steve Meadley, Rotary District Governor 2021-2022
 
Northumberland Salvation Army
Just to give you an update on where we are: No Frills - we will be allowed in the store on Thursday and Friday starting Nov 25th.  They have the local Lions Club collecting for the local Christmas Hamper on Saturday and Sunday, so he does not want two different organizations in there at once.  And honeslty, we work a lot with The Lions Club, so we don't want to impede what they are doing. The manager, Chris, did tell me that Thursday and Friday are his busiest days.  So this is set.
Sobeys - this is still unclear. Due to the still existing COVID situation, the manager is waiting to hear from HO if they are allowed people in the store.  For the time being they are not even allowing The Legion in the store to distribute their poppies.  I will not allow volunteers to do something that I won't do for two hours, outside in the cold, specially since a lot of the Rotary members are elderly.  Same thing happened to us last year with The Beer Store, so we just put up one of our Tip Tap machines.
So as it stands for now, we are a go at No Frills for Thursday and Friday. With Sobey's we will have to wait and see. Any questions or concerns please let me know.
Yuri A. Castillo, Christmas Kettle Campaign Coordinator
 
Hello Joyce, It’s easy for a child to feel left out of the fun when their illness leads to missed school days, play dates and friendships. Let me introduce you to Meredith who lives in Brighton. For kids like Meredith, Starlight Great Escapes Wishes bring their families together to help make up for some lost time by creating fun-filled events for new memories and new friendships. These events include movie screenings, harbour cruises, holiday parties, sporting events, picnics and more! After a day spent with people who all truly understand what Meredith is going through, she is sure to go home with a renewed sense of strength and hope – and even some new friends! Designed for kids of all ages, illnesses and abilities, we’re making sure no one is left out of the adventures, especially now as we’re able to make up for lost time since March 2020. Starlight families and children who meet one another through these events have gone on to make lasting connections, friendships and support systems for life! With a $3,500 donation from the Brighton Rotary Club, we can ensure that Meredith and other Starlight children in Brighton can enjoy Great Escapes and lasting memories for all of 2022. Please reach out to me at 416-642-5675 ext. 2223 to discuss the Great Escapes program and how you can change thelife Meredith. Thank you, Greg
 
 
Smile: blush
 
What are cows lying in a field?
 
Past- ure bed time.
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be hosted by R Liesje on Tuesday November 23 at 6:30pm.
  • Brighton Rotary are registered to participate in Rotary Youth Exchange for 2022 / 2023. We are looking for host families and a student. At this time no apparent interest from ENSS students. We have been asked if we would however accept an inbound student?
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale.
  • We need a Rotary Youth Exchange Councillor that is not our President or on the District Committee
  • Diners and Duffers 2022. We are looking for three more 1/4 page black and white advertisers. Cost is $125.
  • Need speakers.
  • Is there interest and willingness by Rotarians to attend Port Hope's Capitol Theatre in December Miracle on Queen Street (COVID protocols apply).
  • R Liesje has organized a Paint Night for December 6th.
  • We can recycle old batteries, milk bags and old shoes through Rotarian Cheryl Sams of the Colborne Club.
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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.
  • 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: Caissons Go Rolling Along
 
Sharing Pot: $17.50 to guest Terri Lynn who donated it to the club
 
Happy Bucks: birthday starting early, to be here, sitting beside nice lady, enjoy group, the passion Newfoundlander's remember veterans, Saturday night in Toronto seeing tribute band 'Blushing Brides' tribute to Rolling Stones, Remembrance Day at the Legion, another day of sunshine.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Clay reminded us of Canada's contribution and losses
 
We Will Remember Them
Canadian Casualty Rates (Killed and Wounded) in past wars.
 
WW1 - 620,00 served  Casualties 1 out of 3
WW2 - 1,000,000 served Casualties 1 out of 11
Korean War - 27,000 served Casualties 1 out of 16
Afghanistan War - 40,000 served Casualties 1 out of 20
 
Canadian Peacekeeping - 1947 to present
 
82 Missions - 125,000 served Fatalities 130
 
Approximately 118 Canadians were serving in peace operations as of August 31, 2021 (58 in UN missions).
 
Then R Clay recited 'In Flanders Fields'.
 

In Flanders Fields

 
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
 
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.
 
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields.
Brighton Rotary News Nov 10 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Nov 3 2021

WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:  https://youtu.be/UnV0ofDzWEY
 
Members: 8
 
Guests: Terry Lynn guest of R Daniel, Don and Pat Anderson guests of club, Rotarian Dow Lake from the Trenton Club and Jack, son of R Emily.
 
Special Presentation:
 
President Joyce presented a thank you card to Don and Pat Anderson for their support of Rotary, specially the recent Barn Dance / 70th Birthday Party they hosted for R Daniel.
 
Correspondence:
 
Letter requesting support from Faith's Orphans Fund. They provide a list of needs.
 
A notice and brochure for support from Youth Unlimited.
 
Bank statement and notice for annual dues for the Post Box.
 
Former exchange student Amandine from Belgium about 15 years ago update:
I' ve been working for 8 years in a wastewater treatment company now. 2 years ago, we bought an old farm to restore (for living, not farming) with my partner and a month ago I gave birth to a little girl named Clara. Great change, we already are fond of her! Please say hi to everyone ! Take care. Amandine
 
Smile: blush
 
A senior drove his brand new Corvette convertible past a Tim Hortons and sped into the country. He got on the trans Canada highway and was clocking 125k with wind blowing through his thinning hair. As he headed past the Manitoba border, he noted an RCMP vehicle in his rear view mirror and he said to himself, I can get away from him and speeded up to 150k per hour. Then, he said to himself, why am I doing this, I am too old for this nonsense so he slowed down and the police car came up behind him as he pulled over to the shoulder of the road. The officer came up to his open car window, looked at his watch and said to him, I am 30 minutes from the end of my shift, and its Friday so if you can give me an explanation of why you were going this fast that I have never heard before, I will let you off.  The senior said, “Years ago my wife ran off with an RCMP officer and I thought you were bringing her back!”
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be hosted by R Liesje on Tuesday November 23 at 6:30pm.
  • Brighton Rotary are registered to participate in Rotary Youth Exchange for 2022 / 2023. We are looking for host families and a student.
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale.
  • We need a Rotary Youth Exchange Councillor that is not our President or on the District Committee
  • Diners and Duffers 2022. We are looking for three more 1/4 page black and white advertisers. Cost is $125.
  • Need speakers.
  • A Celebration of Right Relations on-line Nov 11 hosted by the Toronto Eglinton Rotary Club and HIP. See attached flyer.
  • Kate Pearsall's coffee shop in downtown Trenton is open.
Tuesday Talks- As November is Foundation Month, District 7070 Foundation Chair, PDG Bob Wallace invites us to Tuesday Talks to watch and hear "It's your money, here are ways to spend it". Please join us as Bryn Stiles (Past Rotary International Director and this year's aide to the RI President for 2021-22, Shekhar Mehta) will show us where Rotary Foundation money is spent and the benefits. Then we will see and hear from a Rotary Foundation Scholar, Dr. Charlotte Hunter, a family physician with a special interest in HIV/AIDS care. She currently works at the St. Michael's Hospital Academic Family Health Team and at Casey House. She is also the District 7070 Global Grant Scholarship recipient for 2020-2021. She completed her MSc Public Health degree at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in London, UK.
Remember all past Tuesday Talks are recorded and can be found at the District 7070 website, click on the Club Resources tab, Click on the Tuesday Talks tab and you’ll see the listing of all pasts Tuesday Talks!
 
  • AGM- Rotary District 7070 Annual General Meeting- Tuesday, November 23rd, 7pm by ZOOM
Iosif Ciosa as a director of the Corporation (to replace Beth Selby) for a three-year term from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024.  Iosif joined the following directors of the Corporation:
(a)        MARK CHIPMAN for a one-year term from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022; and
(b)        RON DICK two-year term from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023.
As you are aware, John Burns, Rotary Club of Bowmanville, has been selected as the RI District 7070 District Governor for the year 2023-24, following in line after Iosif Ciosa.  As of July 1, 2022, John will become District Governor-Elect.
D7070 Governance Directors shall be the Immediate Past District Governor of District 7070, one of the Directors shall be the District Governor of District 7070 and one of the Directors shall be the District Governor-Elect of District 7070.
Nominations for 2024-2025 District Governor- All Rotary Clubs in District 7070 are invited to submit suggestions to me on or before Friday, January 7th, 2022. Nomination forms should be scanned and sent by email to ron@rrdfsi.ca. 
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
Song: Home on the Road.
 
Sharing Pot: $?? to guest Pat who donated it the club
 
Happy Bucks: Jack able to make it to Rotary and so quiet, to be here, Globus theatre last week, to be back, our guest Don and Pat with us, to get Dow out, karaoke fun.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
In 1979, Rotary began a project to immunize six million children against polio in the Philippines. This led to Rotary making polio eradication its top priority.
In 1988, Rotary began the PolioPlus campaign with an initial fundraising pledge of $120 million.
Providing vitamin A supplements during polio immunization has averted an estimated 1.5 million childhood deaths since 1998 – the "plus" in PolioPlus.
Rotary's fiscal year began the day after its conventions until 1913.  Starting in 1913, it begins on July 1st.
The first Rotary Boys' Week was held in New York City in May 1920, by the Rotary Club of New York.
Brighton Rotary News Nov 3 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Oct 27 2021

WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:  https://youtu.be/UnV0ofDzWEY
 
Members: 8
 
Guests: Terry Lynn guest of R Daniel, Bruce Davis, Allison Case-Blakey, Andy Smith and Kristen Osborne from Presquile Provincial Park.
 
Special Presentation:
 
President Joyce presented a Paul Harris Fellow (+3) to Rotarian Daniel Thompson for his ongoing generosity and contribution to the club. He has for many, many years donated the band for our annual street dance which is a major fund raiser and public event in the community, switching to the backyard concert to accommodate the ever changing COVID rules and always making sure the Club comes out on top. Thank you Rotarian Daniel.
 
Correspondence:
 
Thank you card from Noah Leger for Club's generosity and kindness for the ENSS bursary.
Thank you card from Gavin Camp for the Club's award which he plans to use towards tuition at McMaster.
Request for support from the Alzheimer Society of Hastings and Prince Edward.
Notice from Loyalist College regarding the Rotary Club of Brighton's Bursary / Endowment Fund which sits at $12,332.72. One award of $150 is scheduled for the spring. We can make changes if desired.
 
 
Smile: blush
 
A husband and wife are on the 9th green when suddenly she collapses from a heart attack! "Help me dear," she groans to her husband. The husband calls 911 on his cell phone, talks for a few minutes, picks up his putter, and lines up his putt. His wife raises her head off the green and stares at him. "I'm dying over here and you're putting?" "Don't worry dear," says the husband calmly, "they found a doctor on the second hole and he's coming to help you." "Well, how long will it take for him to get here," she asks feebly? "No time at all," says her husband. "Everybody's already agreed to let him play through."
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be hosted by R Liesje on Tuesday November 23 at 6:30pm.
  • Brighton Rotary are registered to participate in Rotary Youth Exchange for 2022 / 2023. We are looking for host families and a student.
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale.
  • We need a Rotary Youth Exchange Councillor that is not our President or on the District Committee
  • Diners and Duffers 2022. We are looking for three more 1/4 page black and white advertisers. Cost is $125.
  • POD#1 need speakers for November.
  • A Celebration of Right Relations on-line Nov 11 hosted by the Toronto Eglinton Rotary Club and HIP. See attached flyer.
  • Bruce reminded us that next month is the 20th anniversary of the Brighton Health Services Centre, that 5 of the original 9 board members were Rotarians and that Rotary has donated $170,000, about 10% of the initial goal to the BHSC. He also reminded us that on Nov 3 will mark 10 years since past Rotarian Brian Todd passed.
  • We would like to invite you to register for a very special event - our upcoming "Virtual Zone Summit." Your club and district is part of our Zones 28-32, which include all of Canada, parts of the northern United States, St. Pierre & Miquelon and Bermuda. You are one of more than 65,000 Rotarians who are members of clubs in our Zones. Chaired by our Zones' Rotary International Director-Elect Drew Kessler, the Zone Summit is a cross between a District Conference and a Rotary International Convention. The 2021 Virtual Zone Summit will be held over three days, November 2, 3 and 4th. It will begin each day at 7:00 PM (ET)/4:00 PM (PT). Most Rotarians have never had the opportunity to attend a Zone event like this - but this year, it's easy to be a part of it! The flyer below details our amazing guest speakers and special daily themes'
  • It is my honour to provide a copy of the final District Grant report for your review on the Final Pilot phase for Water Collection for Sustainability that your club assisted with last year.  I hope that it might be possible to speak to your club again to provide an update to all of your members with an update and provide an oveerview of what is coming next. Yours in Rotary Richard D. Mewhinney – Nov 17 via zoom or in person?
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
Song: A special Karaoke version of 'Monster Mash' in costumes. We had a lot of FUN. Maybe some had more fun than others.
 
Sharing Pot: $22 to Joyce who donated it to Polio Plus
 
Happy Bucks: craziness of the club (another word for Fun), enjoyed it, so much fun, presentation today by Kristen, sometimes hard to get up at 6:10am but worth it, for PHF, Saturday to Dominican for two weeks, for R Liesje organizing Monster Mash.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
Rotary first adopted the name "Rotary International" in 1922, when the name was changed from the International Association of Rotary Clubs.
Rotary first established Paul Harris Fellowships in 1957, for contributors of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.
In 1968, the first Rotary Club banner to orbit the moon was carried by astronaut Frank Borman, a member of the Houston Space Center Rotary Club.
The first Rotary convention was in Chicago in 1910. There were 16 Rotary Clubs.
The first head of state to address a Rotary convention was President Warren G. Harding in 1923, in St. Louis.
Brighton Rotary News Oct 27 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Oct 20 2021

WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:  https://youtu.be/UnV0ofDzWEY
 
Members: 9
 
Guests: Terry Lynn guest of R Daniel, John M Immerseel virtually from Napanee.
 
Correspondence: none
 
 
Smile: blush
 
A child asked his father, "How were people born?" So, his father said, "Adam and Eve made babies, then their babies became adults and made babies, and so on." The child then went to his mother, asked her the same question and she told him, "We were monkeys then we evolved to become like we are now." The child ran back to his father and said, "You lied to me!" His father replied, "No, your mom was talking about her side of the family."
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be hosted by R Liesje on Tuesday November 23 at 6:30pm.
  • Wet Bottle drive collected 4,889 items and netted $570 with a lot of help from Bev with her Gift from the Heart ambulance.
  • October 24th is World Polio Day. However, on October 21 there will be a special virtual Polio Plus presentation with Dr. Bob Scott as one of the speakers. Details for link sent out.
  • Brighton Rotary are registered to participate in Rotary Youth Exchange for 2022 / 2023. We are looking for host families and a student.
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale.
  • We need a Rotary Youth Exchange Councillor that is not our President or on the District Committee.
  • Special Tuesday Talk on October 26 regarding hybrid meetings.
  • Tuesday talks are being recorded by District and available to view at the District site.
  • Diners and Duffers 2022. We are looking for three more 1/4 page black and white advertisers. Cost is $125.
  • Following our next meeting on Oct 27th, we will record our own karaoke song - Monster Mash. Rotarians and guests welcome and dress up for Halloween for this.
  • POD#1 need speakers for November.
  •  
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
Song: This Land is Your Land
 
Sharing Pot: $26 to Terri Lynn who donated it to ?
 
Happy Bucks: COVID booster shot, No Change in the Weather tickets, presentation, John I, to be here, to learn, holidays, just happy, fun here, fun time Friday night, son from Nova Scotia arrived and big surprise, great time at dance, dance like no one was watching, to Jamaica, to learn more of Dutch and how they got here.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
Rotarians in the United States make up 28 percent of all Rotarians worldwide.
The country of Nauru has the least number of Rotarians of any country in the world, 11. Formerly known as Pleasant Island, Naura is in Micronesia in the South Pacific. Its nearest neighbor is Banaba Island in Kiribati, 182 miles to the east.
The Rotary emblem was printed on a commemorative stamp for the first time in 1931, at the time of the Vienna Convention.
Rotary became bilingual in 1916, when it organized a non-English-speaking Club in Cuba.
Arch Klumph established the "Rotary Endowment Fund" in 1917, when the Kansas City, MO Club donated $26.50.  In 1928, it became The Rotary Foundation.
In 1929, The Rotary Foundation made its first gift, $500, to the International Society for Crippled Children.
Brighton Rotary News Oct 20 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Oct 13 2021

WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 11
 
Guests: Terry Lynn guest of R Daniel, Rotarian Kyle Campbell virtually from Barrie.
 
Correspondence:
 
Dear Rotary Club of Brighton,
Would your club happen to have any members who are involved in a Rotary youth program, such as Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Rotaract, or Interact? If so, would they be interested in using a draft grant proposal I have written at [srbrown.info/DraftDG.pdf] to write their own District Grant? It would help young people in your District attend one of the humanitarian work weeks offered by Project Amigo [www.projectamigo.org]. I am a volunteer with the organization and have written the proposal based on the 2021/22 guidelines available at [rotary grants.org/district/]. I believe the 2022/23 guidelines should be posted after February 2022. Hopefully, the current Rotary International suspension of travel grants due to the pandemic will be lifted by this project’s starting date of September 2022.
Please let me know if anyone in your club would like further information. I could also let you know if other Rotary Clubs in your District are interested in writing a District Grant proposal on this topic so that you could work together.
Thanks for your help. Yours in Rotary, Samuel Brown
Rotary eClub of the Southwest USA District 5495 (Northern Arizona)
 
 
Smile: blush
 
A few years ago in Liverpool the local Health Unit decided to conduct a survey of the methods families were using to avoid pregnancy. At one home, the person conducting the interviews noted that the wife was very tall and the husband short. When they asked the question, the wife said they used the pale and saucer method. Not being familiar with this form of birth control he asked what it was. So the wife explained that the husband did it standing on a pale, and when his eyes got as big as a saucer, she kicked the pale out from under him.
 
There were several others from our resident 'Smile Doctor' but I was too busy eating to take notes and now they are gone. Sorry if you were not there.
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting will be hosted by President Joyce on Tuesday October 19th at 6:30pm.
  • Next bottle drive moved to October 16. Rain or shine.
  • October 24th is World Polio Day. However, on October 21 there will be a special virtual Polio Plus presentation with Dr. Bob Scott as one of the speakers.More details to come.
  • Brighton Rotary are registered to participate in Rotary Youth Exchange for 2022 / 2023. We are looking for host families and a student.
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale.
  • We need a Rotary Youth Exchange Councillor that is not our President or on the District Committee.
  • Regarding the Global Grant project in Brazil to provide families with water filters, the local Rotary Club is having trouble getting the people to come to training sessions. They are working on a new program to get the people engaged. R Clay will join the Brighton Club committee for this project.
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
Song: Danny Boy
 
Sharing Pot: $27 to R Daniel who donated it to the Rotary Foundation
 
Happy Bucks: for the barn dance Friday, happy to be here, fun at the barn, just happy, for speaker and presentation, got flu shot, happy again no other way to be, wishing R Daniel happy birthday, mother with wig and looks good, Mexico.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
Rotary encourages new members to have a 'sponsor' someone to introduce them to the club, take them to other clubs. The sponsor is a key individual to orientate and make sure new member feels comfortable and gets involved at Rotary.
Brighton Rotary News Oct 13 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Oct 6 2021

WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 8
 
Guests: Terry Lynn guest of R Daniel, Yuri Castillo representing the Salvation Army (Cobourg).
 
Correspondence:
 
Brochure from Blue Imp playground equipment.
 
Smile: blush
 
Having a dog named Shark at the beach was a bad idea.
 
NOTE: the author believe that R Craig has abandoned the field due to the competition.
 
Announcements:
  • Big party for R Daniel's 70th by invitation..
  • Next board meeting in October to be determined.
  • Next bottle drive moved to October 16. Duty roster circulated.
  • There will be a Rotary Day of Service
  • October 21 will be World Polio Day. It was approved that we purchase an End Polio Now flag and ask the Municipality to fly it on the day.
  • October 21 all clubs asked to cancel regular meetings for the week and attend virtual End Polio Now presentation via Zoom at 7pm.
  • Brighton Rotary are registered to participate in Rotary Youth Exchange for 2022 / 2023. We are looking for host families and a student. District is organizing to promote at schools virtually.
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale.
  • Tuesday Talks -Registration closes at 9:00 PM on the Monday before (Oct. 11th).  The Zoom link will be sent out at that time. You are invited to the Tuesday Talks - WASH, Rotary and WASH-RAG. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends.  Event: Tuesday Talks - WASH, Rotary and WASH-RAG  Date: Oct 12, 2021 7:00 PM  - Oct 12, 2021 8:00 PM  Fee:   Location: ON Canada http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ON+Canada    Details: Richard Mewhinney, Chair of the District 7070 Areas of Focus Action Committee invites our Rotary family to hear Past District Governor Ron Denham, Chair Emeritus of WASH-RAG. In the first of two Tuesday Talks, you will learn what we, Rotarians, can do to solve water, sanitation & hygiene problems and how Rotarians can change this dynamic to ensure sustainable, effective water or sanitation systems that serv  communities forever.    In Ron's words: Despite billions of dollars spent on water and sanitation, and hundreds of millions of hours building toilets, drilling boreholes and digging wells, the world is little better off than in the year 2000 when the nations of the world committed to reducing by half the proportion of people without access to safe water and sanitation. The numbers are striking: Almost a billion people lack access to safe water. Polluted streams, bacteria laden ponds, unclean containers, broken pipes are the reality in too many countries And over two billion lack access to safe sanitation. Open defecation, broken toilets, no privacy for the girls;-this is the lot for one third of the world’s population. The consequences are critical. 8000 people, mostly children, die every day from unsafe water. Billions of hours lost to sickness and disease. Women and children spend up to 6 hours a day hauling water. Girls miss classes, drop out of school. Even worse they suffer from assault, violence and even abduction. Fortunately Rotarians are doing something about it-digging wells, drilling boreholes, supplying filters, building latrines, installing hand-washing faciities. But, much of our effort is in vain. Our projects are not sustainable. Water systems no longer function. Toilets are vandalized. In the first of the Tuesday Talks learn what we can do to solve this problem. Learn how we, Rotarians, can change this dynamic, how we can ensure a sustainable, effective  water or sanitation system that serves the community forever. And, understand how  WASH Rotary Action Group, WASH-RAG can support that transformation. PDG Ron Denham  Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group/
  • My name is Danielle Saunders and my son Marrek Hennessy has made a U15 AAA hockey team. All players have been asked to look for sponsorship. I thought I would reach out to the brighton rotary as the Hennessy family has always been connected to the rotary and the Brighton community. Marrek has played Brighton hockey for years but has now moved to a more competitive level of game. His hope is to one day play at the university level. I am not sure if you offer sponsorships etc but if you do I can forward the letter outlining the details as I am not sure how to attach it to this form. Thank you Brian Hennessy and Danielle Saunders.
  • District 7070 Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. is organizing a one-day D7070 Rotary softball tournament next summer. Clubs could enter their own team, or create a joint team (i.e. members from 2, 3, 4 clubs join together to form a team).  I could also take individuals and create a team.   It could be open to family members of club members.   Saturday or Sunday.   Co-ed.  Three-pitch (i.e. pitch to your own team).  No sliding.  Recreational.  Fun!!  Oshawa/Whitby area.   Right now Rotarian Mark Blackmore is trying to gauge interest to determine if it is worthwhile to organize.  Any club that might be interested in playing if it were organized is encouraged to contact me directly at mark_blackmore@hotmail.com or 905 626 8742 to let me know.
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
Song: She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain
 
Sharing Pot: $20 to R Rudy who donated it to the Salvation Army
 
Happy Bucks: just happy about anything, ditto, speaker and all the good work of the Salvation Army, during exercises in Germany they appreciated the Salvation Army canteen van and the older lady who looked after it, wonderful presentation, going to dinner theater, Salvation Army coming back to support programs in Brighton, big barn dance party.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Rudy shared the following Rotary history:
 
First Project of World's First Service Club
 
The first service project of the first Rotary Club was the installation of public toilets in Chicago in 1917. This project made Rotary the World's First Service Club.
Rotary's primary motto is "Service Above Self."
There's a secondary motto: "One profits most who serves best."
There are more than 1.2 Million Rotarians all over the world in more than 35,000 Rotary Clubs in more than 200 countries in all geographic areas.
The first women joined Rotary in 1987. Today, more than 196,000 women are members of Rotary International. Rudy noted that the women do most of the work.
The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships are the world's largest, privately-funded scholarships.
The first Rotaract Club was formed in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Brighton Rotary News Oct 6 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Sept 29 2021

WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 10
 
Guests: Terry Lynn guest of R Daniel, Rotarian Laetitia de Witt from St. Catharines South, and Lyn Giles from Five Counties Children's Centre.
 
Correspondence:
 
Smile: blush
 
Susan was having friends over and they were working hard to get house spotless for the guests until Craig said he was tired and the rest could wait until the morning. They went to bed and Susan wouldn't speak to Craig. The next day when the ladies arrived Susan decided to embarrass Craig said he was terrible in bed. Craig said you should have seen Susan's face when all the other ladies disagreed.
 
NOTE: This story was told from Craig's point of view.
 
Announcements:
  • Bentwood Rocker concert had 43 tickets sold with few walk ins likely due to rain before event. However, with R Daniel's support again, the club is netting winfall. Service Above Self..
  • Next board meeting in October to be determined.
  • Next bottle drive moved to October (I think).
  • Foundation walk was a great day. A success. Extra meals went to emergency shelter in Cobourg and Food bank.
  • There will be a Rotary Day of Service
  • October 21 will be World Polio Day. It was approved that we purchase an End Polio Now flag and ask the Municipality to fly it on the day.
  • October 21 all clubs asked to cancel regular meetings for the week and attend virtual End Polio Now presentation via Zoom at 7pm.
  • Brighton Rotary are registered to participate in Rotary Youth Exchange for 2022 / 2023. We are looking for host families and a student. District is organizing to promote at schools virtually.
  • Sept 30 will be Orange Shirt Day. All encouraged to wear orange to support and honour the indigenous children who died at Residential Schools and the survivors.
  • Katie Pearsall is opening a coffee shop in downtown Trenton. The Pearsall's are presently renovating the space.
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale.
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
Song: You are my Sunshine
 
Sharing Pot: $25 to R Jeff who donated it to the Foundation
 
Happy Bucks: happy, everyone is beautiful in their own way, to be hear, fun on Saturday night, video clips of concert on Facebook, enjoy it, to be around, change Bentwood Rocker to Rain Maker, speaker and presentation, Rotary history lesson, sun out.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
By Aidan O'Leary in the October Issue of the RI Magazine:
What is the latest update on wild poliovirus? The numbers are extremely encouraging. We’ve gone over a very bumpy road
during the last two years. We had a fivefold increase in cases between 2018 and 2019, when we saw 176 cases, and we had
140 cases in 2020. But we’ve recorded just two cases this year [as of 27 July] — one each in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
[Both cases were in January.] The particularly encouraging part right now is that the program has a very elaborate network of environmental
testing sites for sewage — almost 100 sites in Afghanistan and Pakistan that cover all of the major population centers.
In 2020, almost 60 percent of the monthly test samples came back positive for poliovirus. This year to date, that
percentage is probably around 15 percent. We have been unable to detect any wild poliovirus in Afghanistan since 23
February, and we’ve seen just five isolates in Pakistan since 12 April.
Brighton Rotary News Sept 29 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Sept 22 2021

WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 10
 
Guests: Terry Lynn guest of R Daniel, Professor Elwood Pricklethorn (Warren Hoselton), Jan Hoselton and her daughter and granddaughter, and Jack.
 
Correspondence:
 
Smile: blush
 
 
Announcements:
  • R Daniel and Bentwood Rocker are planning another back yard concert for September 25th at $50/ticket. Harry's Hots will serve food.
  • Next board meeting in October to be determined.
  • Next bottle drive moved to October (I think).
  • Foundation walk will be in Trenton at Centennial Park. There will be a 1km and 5km walk. To keep numbers at 100 people, there will be a morning walk starting at 9am with box lunch following, and an afternoon walk starting with box lunch at 1pm and then walk. Volunteers will be needed. More to come.
  • There will be a Rotary Day of Service
  • October 21 will be World Polio Day. It was approved that we purchase an End Polio Now flag and ask the Municipality to fly it on the day.
  • October 21 all clubs asked to cancel regular meetings for the week and attend virtual End Polio Now presentation via Zoom at 7pm.
  • Brighton Rotary are registered to participate in Rotary Youth Exchange for 2022 / 2023. We are looking for host families and a student. District is organizing to promote at schools virtually.
  • Sept 30 will be Orange Shirt Day
  •  
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
Song: This Land is Your Land
 
Sharing Pot: $26 to guest Terri Lynn
 
Door Prize: A Hosleton Beaver won by R Emily
 
Happy Bucks: Presentation, trees, Prof Pricklethorn, the beaver, learning more about trees, think what to plant and where to plant it.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
On Sunday September 26th in beautiful Trenton, Rotarians will gather following covid safety guidelines and physical distancing for the annual Rotary Foundation walk.     We are so excited to safely welcome you!  Choose a morning or afternoon walk.  A scrumptious free box lunch will be enjoyed by all who register for the walk. (Due to covid, numbers are limited, all who plan to attend must register)   https://rotary7070.org/event/rotary-foundation-walk---trenton/   We look forward to seeing you! 
Brighton Rotary News Sept 22 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Sept 15 2021

WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 9
 
Guests: Terry Lynn guest of R Daniel
 
Correspondence:
 
General request from the Canadian Cancer Society
Thank you note from Horizons of Friendship (see link for recent report)
 
Smile: blush
 
A guy and a girl meet in a bar and end up going to the girl’s place. The guy takes off his jacket and then goes and washes his hands. He then takes his shirt off and again washes his hands.
The girl says “I bet you are a dentist”. He replies “yes, how did you know”. The girl says “because you wash your hands so much”. After a while the girl commented that she knows for sure that her companion is a dentist. Interested he asks her how she came to that conclusion. She replied, “I never felt a thing”.
 
R Craig, the above went over well so you risk losing your position.
 
 
Announcements:
 
  • R Daniel and Bentwood Rocker are planning another back yard concert for September 25th at $50/ticket. Harry's Hots will serve food.
  • Next board meeting in September to be determined.
  • Next bottle drive moved to October (I think).
  • R Liesje described the September 22 meeting. It will be at 9am at King Edward Park. It will be official launch of the Friendship tree program. Sept 22 is National Tree Day. Dignitary's and students invited. It will be a media event. Hope to be able to plant a tree. More details to come.
  • Foundation walk will be in Trenton at Centennial Park. There will be a 1km and 5km walk. To keep numbers at 100 people, there will be a morning walk starting at 9am with box lunch following, and an afternoon walk starting with box lunch at 1pm and then walk. Volunteers will be needed. More to come.
  • There will be a Rotary Day of Service
  • October 21 will be World Polio Day. It was approved that we purchase an End Polio Now flag and ask the Municipality to fly it on the day.
  • October 21 all clubs asked to cancel regular meetings for the week and attend virtual End Polio Now presentation via Zoom at 7pm.
  • Rotarians asked to consider nominations for District Governor for the 2024 / 2025 Rotary Year.
  • Brighton Rotary are registered to participate in Rotary Youth Exchange for 2022 / 2023. We are looking for host families and a student.
  • Sept 30 will be Orange Shirt Day
  • Sign up for RLI on line programs.
     
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • .
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
Song: no time today (that is not the name of a song sung today)
 
Sharing Pot: $?? to R Daniel who donated it to the club
 
Happy Bucks: Always happy, Blue Rodeo at Empire Square, a birthday, shows at West Ben, dancing classes, to be here. to hear, happy bucks not $20, Fran thru it all, building fire pit and moving 2.5 tonnes of stone, family for weekend and couple still working from dining room table.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
On Sunday September 26th in beautiful Trenton, Rotarians will gather following covid safety guidelines and physical distancing for the annual Rotary Foundation walk.     We are so excited to safely welcome you!  Choose a morning or afternoon walk.  A scrumptious free box lunch will be enjoyed by all who register for the walk. (Due to covid, numbers are limited, all who plan to attend must register)   https://rotary7070.org/event/rotary-foundation-walk---trenton/   We look forward to seeing you!   Can't make the walk but want to donate to The Rotary Foundation?  https://my.rotary.org/en/donate Thank you For District 7070 
Brighton Rotary News Sept 15 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Sept 8 2021

WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 10
 
Guests: Terry Lynn guest of R Daniel
 
Correspondence:
 
Free Day of Giving - Gift from the Heart (Oral Health Care Professionals) will provide Free teeth cleaning and extraction to first 100 people. Saturday September 11th starting at 8am at 488 Dundas Street West Belleville.
 
Smile: blush
 
While visiting his brother R Craig saw him kill 5 flies in the kitchen. He then claimed 3 to be males and 2 females. His brother's wife asked how he could tell the sex of a fly. His brother replied that 3 were on beer cans and 2 were on the phone.
 
Pres Joyce had a trail of ten ants crossing her garage floor. She asked if she was not a land lord as she now had tenants.
 
 
Announcements:
 
  • R Daniel and Bentwood Rocker are planning another back yard concert for September 25th at $50/ticket. Harry's Hots will serve food.
  • Next board meeting in September to be determined.
  • Next bottle drive moved to October (I think).
  • R Liesje described the September 22 meeting. It will be at 9am at King Edward Park. It will be official launch of the Friendship tree program. Sept 22 is National Tree Day. Dignitary's and students invited. It will be a media event. Hope to be able to plant a tree. More details to come.
  • Foundation walk will be in Trenton at Centennial Park. There will be a 1km and 5km walk. To keep numbers at 100 people, there will be a morning walk starting at 9am with box lunch following, and an afternoon walk starting with box lunch at 1pm and then walk. Volunteers will be needed. More to come.
  • There will be a Rotary Day of Service
  • October 21 will be World Polio Day. It was approved that we purchase an End Polio Now flag and ask the Municipality to fly it on the day.
  • October 21 all clubs asked to cancel regular meetings for the week and attend virtual End Polio Now presentation via Zoom at 7pm.
  • Rotarians asked to consider nominations for District Governor for the 2024 / 2025 Rotary Year.
  • Brighton Rotary are registered to participate in Rotary Youth Exchange for 2022 / 2023. We are looking for host families and a student.
  • Sept 30 will be Orange Shirt Day
  • We're excited to announce that The Rotary Foundation's peer-to-peer fundraising platform, Raise for Rotary, is now accepting goals and donations in Canadian dollars
    (CAD). This tool launched in July 2020 and allows people to easily create fundraisers that support The Rotary Foundation. Over the past year, individuals have
    used Raise for Rotary to create more than 800 fundraisers, which have collected a total of more than $400,000.
    Some benefits of the platform include:
    Making it easy to use and share; Setting up a fundraiser with Raise for Rotary is simple and fast. You can support specific Rotary causes, such as the areas of focus, fighting polio, or disaster response. And your fundraiser is easy to share with your friends and family — especially on social media
  • Giving donors recognition credit
    Anyone who gives through Raise for Rotary using the email address they use for other
    Rotary functions, such as their My Rotary account, will receive Rotary giving credit
    and recognition.
    Minimizing fees to do more good
    External fundraising platforms have their own fee structures, rules, and guidelines.
    By creating our own platform, more of the funds you’re raising go directly toward
    Doing Good in the World.
    With Raise for Rotary
    https://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/13dzcYQTRn9tJR87q54tFuU1NbNw, you can tie your fundraiser to an event such as a birthday or athletic endeavor, or you can create a
    custom occasion. No matter how you choose to fundraise, the donations you generate help us make an even bigger impact around the world.
     
  • The Pulse https://msgfocus.rotary.org/q/12G4XbJrQWNkXfQxq1fOING0/wv  Brand News  Ideas for Strengthening Rotary's Brand
  • New Videos on the Brand Center - Visit the Brand Center to download Rotary’s latest videos  https://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/13dZMkKZ4nkVHJG8BAZIvjMAbwuE. Videos can give viewers
    insight into a project and provide a visualization of its impact. You can post them  on your club website and social media channels or share them with friends. In one of
    our newest videos, “Voices of Members,” be inspired by Rotary members from around the world talking about how they’ve been responding to COVID-19. It helps spread the
    word that we are people of action, even in the most challenging of times.View more videos available on the Brand Center.
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • District 7070 Tuesday Talks September 14 at 8pm is 'Youth Services - Get Involved'.
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
Song: Raindrops
 
Sharing Pot: $23 to R Joyce who donated it to the Foundation or maybe Polio Plus
 
Happy Bucks: great trip to Atlantic Canada, amazing trip, likes how he talks, 60th birthday, family coming for Janet's birthday, always happy here, mom finished 6 months of biological treatment, good to see rain, grand kids went home.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
For District Grants the more clubs that participate the better percentage matching grants from District.
Brighton Rotary News Sept 8 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Sept 1 2021

WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 8
 
Guests: so sad no guests today
 
Correspondence:
 
Free Day of Giving - Gift from the Heart (Oral Health Care Professionals) will provide Free teeth cleaning and extraction to first 100 people. Saturday September 11th starting at 8am at 488 Dundas Street West Belleville.
 
Smile: blush
 
Garry and Liz have individual diaries.
 
In Liz’s diary Garry appeared unresponsive after her day of shopping
She thought it would be good that they go somewhere and talk it out
I asked him what was wrong, he said ‘nothing’
I asked him if it was my fault and he said no
On the way home I told him that I loved him
He just kept on driving and I cannot understand why he didn’t say I love you too
When we got home I felt that I had lost him as he didn’t want anything to do with me any more
He just sat there and watched TV
Finally I went to bed
He came to bed and went promptly to sleep
I cried! My thoughts are that I have lost him. My life is over!
 
In Garry’s Diary
Today was a disaster! A two foot putt, who the hell misses a two foot putt!
 
Announcements:
 
  • R Daniel and Bentwood Rocker are planning another back yard concert for September 25th at $50/ticket. Harry's Hots will serve food.
  • Next board meeting in September to be determined.
  • Next bottle drive will be September 18.
  • R Liesje has pictures from Sunita Gill of food packages for needy and new school set up. However, Sunita's husband is sick, possible COVID.
  • R Clay distributed new Rotary apparel
  • R Liesje described the September 22 meeting. It will be at 9am at King Edward Park. It will be official launch of the Friendship tree program. Sept 22 is National Tree Day. Dignitary's and students invited. It will be a media event. Hope to be able to plant a tree. More details to come.
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • District 7070 Tuesday Talks September 14 at 8pm is 'Youth Services - Get Involved'.
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
Song: This Land is Your Land
 
Sharing Pot: $16 to R Steve who donated it to Polio Plus
 
Happy Bucks: always happy for all kinds of reasons, a beautiful day, presentation learned a lot, new hearing aids and could hear today, weather great, dinosour park with grand kids, almost lost one, putting Afghanistan behind us.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
Rotary International effective this year has a seventh area of focus: The Environment.
 
Brighton Rotary News Sept 1 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Aug 25 2021

WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 10 + 2 special honourary Rotarians Jeff and Bob
 
Guests: Bev Woods, Dave Wyndham, Latietia de Witt from St. Catharines South and Terry Lynn
 
Correspondence:
 
Free Day of Giving - Gift from the Heart (Oral Health Care Professionals) will provide Free teeth cleaning and extraction to first 100 people. Saturday September 11th starting at 8am at 488 Dundas Street West Belleville.
 
Smile: blush
 
From the papers:
Local prominent lawyer had surgery and when he woke up in recovery all the blinds were closed. When he asked why, the nurse advised that there was a terrible fire across the street and they didn't want him thinking the surgery was a failure.
Something about John Travolta having COVID 19 because he had night fevers, but he is staying alive.
The President of IKEA has been elected President of Sweden. He promises to have the Cabinet together by Thursday.
 
(R Craig may have to slow down for the poor scribe).
 
Announcements:
  • Ruth Kerr is organizing a massive yard sale for this weekend to raise funds for Bridge Hospice.
  • R Daniel and Bentwood Rocker are planning another back yard concert for September 25th at $50/ticket.
  • Next board meeting in September to be determined.
  • Next bottle drive will be September 18. R Chris reported that last Saturday we took in 5,379 items and raised a net $636.45. A big thanks to Rudy for vehicle to pull the trailer.
  • As we are meeting in person again, we need to reestablish POD's for our meetings: POD#1 Chris, Murray, Clay, Victoria, Daniel, Craig. POD#2 Steve, Jeff, Emily, Rudy and Liesje. Can POD#1 organize September with duties to include; setup and tear down, attendance, speaker and Rotary Minute
From our last meeting an introduction of our new District Governor Ron Dick:
 
Rotary
 
Member Rotary Club of Sudbury (1985 to 1990)
Past President (1987-1988) Presidential Citation
Attended Rotary International Convention in Philadelphia (1988)
Member of District 7010 WCS (World Community Service) Committee (1988-1990)
WCS Project visit to Conseulo, D. R.  to complete the project of outfitting instruments for the High School and Town Music Group (1989).
District Governor’s Representative (Assistant Governor) (1989-1990)
Hosted Group Study Exchange Team member (Pakistan) and two Youth Exchange Students (Sweden & Germany) during my time in Sudbury.
WCS (World Community Service) is now called International Service
 
Member Rotary Club of Saskatoon (1990-1996)
Past President (1995-1996) Presidential Citation
Member District 5550 WCS committee (1992-1996)
Completed WCS project to provide fresh potable water to the town of Fancy and celebrated the successful project completion with a visit to St. Vincent and the Fancy Water Project.
Hosted one Youth Exchange Student (Philippines) during my time in Saskatoon.
 
Member Rotary Club of Winnipeg-Assiniboine (1997-2000)
Chairperson District 5550 WCS Committee (1996-2000)
WCS project visit to Lima, Peru as a member of the District 5550 Team to celebrate the completion of the WCS project of Ophthalmological Equipment for Eye Hospital in Lima, Peru. 
Rotary Foundation District Service Award (1997/1998) for completion of $1M+ in WCS projects in India, Zimbabwe (5 projects & 22 Schools), Philippines, St. Vincent and Lima, Peru.
Rotary International Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service (2000)
 
Our move to the GTA in the spring of 2000 and my new career duties (extensive travel) required that I take a sabbatical from Rotary.
 
Member of the Oshawa Rotary Club (2014 to 2021)
Board Director 2016-2021
Past President (2016-2017) President Citation
RLI- Rotary Leadership Institute graduate
Attended the Rotary International Convention in Toronto- June 2018
 
District 7070
AG Assistant Governor (Port Perry, Whitby-Sunrise and Courtice Clubs) 2018-2020
District Advisory Council (Action Committee Chair- Areas of Focus) 2017-2019
DG 2021-2022
 
Community & Family
 
My wife, Karen and I are Volunteer Cyclefit (Spin Class) Fitness instructors at the Durham Family YMCA and we each do two classes each week (pre-Covid) and looking forward to gyms opening back up.
 
Karen is the Regional Manager of the Canada Life Group Claims office based in Pickering.
 
Karen and I enjoy cycling, golf, camping, skiing and travel to sunny destinations.  We completed the Ride to Conquer Cancer (Toronto to Niagara Falls) in 2016, 2017 & 2018 and are looking forward to continuing in the future when live events resume.
 
Karen and I have lived in Oshawa since 2000.  We are proud of our blended family of four children, Stephanie 34, Michael 33, Sarah 31 & Christopher 30.   We have two granddaughters, Madison & Emma with another on the way due in September.  
 
Career
 
Independent Financial Advisor- 40 years experience in the Financial Services industry as an Advisor, Branch & Regional Manager and Financial Services Executive.
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Rotary Club of Campbellford Golf Tournament - at Warkworth Golf Course and it will be the 50th Anniversary  of the event. Unfortunately, as we are still under the restrictions of Covid, we are unable to plan the usual dinner and social gathering following the day in the field. In fact, at this time, we are unable to employ the “Shotgun” start technique and are forced to revert to Tee Times due to the number of persons allowed to gather. (We are so hoping this restriction is lifted before the event so we can cancel Tee Times  and plan on a 10AM Shotgun start on the course).  In the meantime, we can only plan for what is currently allowed under the existing rules with T-offs starting at 9:00am (every 10 minutes to avoid congestion at the registration desk – please arrive 20 minutes prior to your t-off time). We will advise you of your T-off time in advance.  This year, we have reduced the fees this year down to $100 (or $60 for WCG Members) because no dinner is being planned and instead golfers are being provided with a light lunch and of course, one Tall Boy will be provided.    If you would like to play, please consider getting a team of 4 together (or even one or two of you) and register them as per attached form (2nd page). Let’s be sure to get the registrations in asap.  We ask that you email it to mailto:Secretary@CampbellfordRotary.ca and email transfer your payment to the same email link.
  • Colborne Rotary - Good Evening Dear Friends of Rotary, Attached please find the poster for our annual golf tournament. We are hoping that you can join us for this event at Shelter Valley Pines Golf Club. We are also looking for hole sponsors and donations of prizes. If you have any questions, please reply to this email only and not to Derek Denson's phone as instructed on the brochure. One of our Rotary Club members will reply to you as soon as possible. Thank you very much for your time and we look forward to your continued support of our little club. All the best, Cathie Robins. Cost is $110/person, 9am start times, includes 18 holes, cart rental, on course contests, putting contest, prizes and lunch at the turn.
  • Foundation Walk September 26th, in Trenton
  • District 7070 Tuesday Talks September 14 at 8pm is 'Youth Services - Get Involved'.
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
Song: we did not sing?
 
Sharing Pot: $35 to R Rudy who donated it to the Foundation
 
Happy Bucks: Speaker / Awesome / enthusiastic, great idea, be more enthusiastic, helping new families to the area, grand kids this weekend, wishing success, to be with family and friends, attending Queen's Cup, theater, old and new faces, giving back.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
From RI President in the September RI magazine:
 
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month in Rotary. Enhancing literacy skills is critical in our pursuit of reducing poverty, improving health, and promoting peace. In fact, if all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills, it would result in a significant cut in global poverty rates.

Without education, illiterate children become illiterate adults. Today, 14 percent of the world’s adult population — 762 million people — lack basic reading and writing skills. Two-thirds of that group are women. Literacy and numeracy skills are essential to obtaining better housing, health care, and jobs over a lifetime.

Especially for girls and women, literacy can be a life-or-death issue. If all girls completed their primary education, there would be far fewer maternal deaths. And a child is more likely to survive past age 5 if he or she is born to a mother who can read. Improving outcomes for more people worldwide is possible only if countries remove barriers to education for girls. The economic argument for doing so is clear: In some countries where schooling is geared toward boys, the cost of missed economic opportunity is more than $1 billion per year.

Empowering people through education is among the boldest goals we have as Rotarians. We don’t have to travel far from our homes to encounter those whose lives are being curtailed because they struggle with reading, rely on others to read for them, or cannot write anything more than their own name.

Starting this month, consider how your club can Serve to Change Lives through literacy: Support local organizations that offer free programs to support adult literacy or local language learning, or that provide teachers with professional development centered around reading and writing. Become literacy mentors, or work with an organization like the Global Partnership for Education to increase learning opportunities for children around the world. Have conversations with local schools and libraries to see how your club can support their existing programs or help create needed ones in your community.

Brighton Rotary News Aug 25 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News August 18 2021

WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 9, today's meeting was virtually with the Rotary Club of Stirling and Quinte Sunrise with special guest District Governor Ron Dick and our ADG Rick Riley who was camping. (Unfortunately the volume was a challenge).
 
Guests: none
 
Correspondence:
 
None.
 
Smile: blush
 
A series of one liners:
What do you call a skeleton in the closet? Last year's Newfoundland's winner of the hide and seek contest.
Frog Parking Only - All Others will be Toad.
I can't hear in my left ear. I'm Deaf-in-it.
 
(there were a few others but I couldn't keep up) Too bad if you missed it.
 
Announcements:
  • R Daniel and Bentwood Rocker are planning another back yard concert for September 25th at $50/ticket.
  • Next board meeting in September to be determined.
  • Next bottle drive will be August 21 (third Saturday in August). R Chris recruited members to fill shifts on the day
  • Kiwanis will not have Fishing Derby until 2022.
  • District 7070 Tuesday Talks September 14 at 8pm is 'Youth Services - Get Involved'.
  • As we are meeting in person again, we need to reestablish POD's for our meetings: POD#1 Chris, Murray, Clay, Victoria, Daniel, Craig. POD#2 Steve, Jeff, Emily, Rudy and Liesje. Can POD#1 organize September with duties to include; setup and tear down, attendance, speaker and Rotary Minute
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Rotary Club of Campbellford Golf Tournament - at Warkworth Golf Course and it will be the 50th Anniversary  of the event. Unfortunately, as we are still under the restrictions of Covid, we are unable to plan the usual dinner and social gathering following the day in the field. In fact, at this time, we are unable to employ the “Shotgun” start technique and are forced to revert to Tee Times due to the number of persons allowed to gather. (We are so hoping this restriction is lifted before the event so we can cancel Tee Times  and plan on a 10AM Shotgun start on the course).  In the meantime, we can only plan for what is currently allowed under the existing rules with T-offs starting at 9:00am (every 10 minutes to avoid congestion at the registration desk – please arrive 20 minutes prior to your t-off time). We will advise you of your T-off time in advance.  This year, we have reduced the fees this year down to $100 (or $60 for WCG Members) because no dinner is being planned and instead golfers are being provided with a light lunch and of course, one Tall Boy will be provided.    If you would like to play, please consider getting a team of 4 together (or even one or two of you) and register them as per attached form (2nd page). Let’s be sure to get the registrations in asap.  We ask that you email it to mailto:Secretary@CampbellfordRotary.ca and email transfer your payment to the same email link.
  • Colborne Rotary - Good Evening Dear Friends of Rotary, Attached please find the poster for our annual golf tournament. We are hoping that you can join us for this event at Shelter Valley Pines Golf Club. We are also looking for hole sponsors and donations of prizes. If you have any questions, please reply to this email only and not to Derek Denson's phone as instructed on the brochure. One of our Rotary Club members will reply to you as soon as possible. Thank you very much for your time and we look forward to your continued support of our little club. All the best, Cathie Robins. Cost is $110/person, 9am start times, includes 18 holes, cart rental, on course contests, putting contest, prizes and lunch at the turn.
  • Foundation Walk September 26th, location to be determined.
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
Song: we did not sing?
 
Sharing Pot: $20 to R Chris who donated it to the Foundation
 
Happy Bucks: to pick up youngest sister, Have a Roof!! just happy, visit with family, now time to regroup, Stratford theatre, mother passed quickly at 94 almost 95 and very active like a rabbit who appeared at grave site. 21.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
The 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region (and the Rotary Club of Port Hope ), on behalf of your co-hosts, the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood and Durham College invite you to District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 - Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada. The event will run from 7 pm to about 8:30 pm live from The Rotary Global Classroom featuring Dr Bob Scott,(past Rotary International Vice-President  and Immediate Past Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee ), Valarie Wafer, (Vice-President and Director of Rotary International) and Mike McGovern, (the current Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee). We are awaiting confirmation of additional senior Rotary International leaders as well. Together, they will update all of us about Rotary's efforts with our Global Polio Eradication initiative Partners to End Polio Now.
Brighton Rotary News August 18 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News August 11 2021

WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 9
 
Guests: it was our pleasure to have Terry Lynn with us again this morning.
 
Correspondence:
 
Newsletter and general request for support from Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation.
 
Smile: blush
 
How can a man who can shoot a deer at 250 yards, keep missing the urinal?
 
(I don't understand the desire for R Craig's presence??)
 
 
Announcements:
  • R Daniel and Bentwood Rocker are planning another back yard concert for September 25th at $50/ticket.
  • Next board meeting Tuesday August 17 at home of Liesje and Andy at 16 Anne Street.
  • On August 18 we will join via Zoom the Rotary Club of Stirling and Quinte Sunrise for DG Ron's presentation. We will do this from Brighton Gate.
  • Next bottle drive will be August 21 (third Saturday in August). R Chris recruited members to fill shifts on the day
  • Colborne Rotary - Good Evening Dear Friends of Rotary, Attached please find the poster for our annual golf tournament. We are hoping that you can join us for this event at Shelter Valley Pines Golf Club. We are also looking for hole sponsors and donations of prizes. If you have any questions, please reply to this email only and not to Derek Denson's phone as instructed on the brochure. One of our Rotary Club members will reply to you as soon as possible. Thank you very much for your time and we look forward to your continued support of our little club. All the best, Cathie Robins. Cost is $110/person, 9am start times, includes 18 holes, cart rental, on course contests, putting contest, prizes and lunch at the turn.
  • Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention - Registration is now open! WALKYOURWAY On Saturday, September 25th, we are once again taking to the streets by walking a mile our own way!  Join us and show your support for local women and children impacted by family violence. This year we will be walking in our own way to show our support whether it be in heels, runners or flipflops! The best part? We can walk our mile from anywhere! Take to your neighborhood streets, a treadmill, the boardwalk or down main street. So recruit friends, family and supporters to walk a mile with you and make an impact! Your Walk – Your Way. Won’t you join us?  Registration Is Now Open! REGISTER TODAY! Thank you to our generous sponsors:     Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre
  • Water is life. Safe water protects and saves lives. For my family, water is something we consciously protect and conserve, as we live on a property with well water. Recently we even installed a generator to make sure we have access to water if the power goes out. Think about that. It is so easy to take our access to water for granted when so many have little or no access to clean, drinkable water. If you look through the Rotary Showcase, you will see a plethora of projects around hygiene, sanitation, and creating greater accessibility to clean water. These projects have taken place in just about every corner of the globe. #Life Below Water # Search again and you will also find Environmental projects that range from increasing awareness of plastic in our daily lives to beach clean ups to responsible sourcing of marine life. If your club has considered getting involved in a water project, such as reducing marine pollution, sustainable fishing, or conserving costal and marine areas I strongly recommend you join us for a few days surrounded by the powerful ocean and hear from those who have blazed a path. All over the world initiatives are taken to make our planet more sustainable. Healthy oceans and seas are essential to our existence. Oceans cover 70 percent of our planet, and we rely on them for food, energy and water (regardless of if you have a well on your property or not). # Immerse yourself in the Ocean # Cruise to Bermuda, September 1-6, 2022 Celebrating Life Below Water - first Zone event for 2022-23 This event is open to everyone – Rotarians and non-Rotarians – interested in having fun and learning more about Life Below Water. To book your reservation, please call our travel partner at 877-839-2934. A $250 refundable deposit per person is required at the time of booking. Balance is to be paid by February 15, 2022. - Balcony $1525.00*per person for first two people - Oceanview $1475.00* per person for first two people - Interior $1325.00* per person for first two people - 3rd/4th rate $650.00* per person # (*price will increase $50 on September 1, 2021. Prices based on double occupancy.) If you prefer to upgrade to a bigger stateroom or need assistance booking air transportation, you can also contact our travel partner directly. Agenda Speakers will be scheduled each morning while aboard the Joy. - Thursday, September 1, 2022: Depart New York City - Friday, September 2, 2022: At sea - Saturday, September 3, 2022: Arrive at the Royal Navy Dockyard - Enjoy Bermuda Saturday and Sunday - Sunday, September 4, 2022: We depart Bermuda at 5pm and head back to NYC - Monday, September 5: At sea - Tuesday September 6, 2022: Arrive in NYC Perks - Unlimited dining in 6 main restaurants - Free prepaid service charges/gratuities - Premium unlimited beverage package (over age 21) - Unlimited soda package (under age 21) - Rotary group only cocktail hours. Note expect all costs in US$'s.
  •  
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Rotary Club of Campbellford Golf Tournament - at Warkworth Golf Course and it will be the 50th Anniversary  of the event. Unfortunately, as we are still under the restrictions of Covid, we are unable to plan the usual dinner and social gathering following the day in the field. In fact, at this time, we are unable to employ the “Shotgun” start technique and are forced to revert to Tee Times due to the number of persons allowed to gather. (We are so hoping this restriction is lifted before the event so we can cancel Tee Times  and plan on a 10AM Shotgun start on the course).  In the meantime, we can only plan for what is currently allowed under the existing rules with T-offs starting at 9:00am (every 10 minutes to avoid congestion at the registration desk – please arrive 20 minutes prior to your t-off time). We will advise you of your T-off time in advance.  This year, we have reduced the fees this year down to $100 (or $60 for WCG Members) because no dinner is being planned and instead golfers are being provided with a light lunch and of course, one Tall Boy will be provided.    If you would like to play, please consider getting a team of 4 together (or even one or two of you) and register them as per attached form (2nd page). Let’s be sure to get the registrations in asap.  We ask that you email it to mailto:Secretary@CampbellfordRotary.ca and email transfer your payment to the same email link.
  • Foundation Walk September 26th, location to be determined.
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
Song: Clementine
 
Sharing Pot: $21 to R Rudy who donated it to the Foundation
 
Happy Bucks: presentation, 2 grandkids for the weekend, thought provoking presentation, Terry Lynn joining us and good days on boat at bald head, to be here with everyone, going to see the grandkids, to get here in spite of road work.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
The Environmental Action Committee (EAC) for District 7070 was established in the 2020-21 Rotary year to facilitate Rotary’s enhanced focus on environmental sustainability. The overall goal of the Committee is to promote tangible environmental actions by Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs in helping to protect and restore our natural world.

Members of the Committee and their clubs include: Nilam Bedi, Chair (Toronto-Eglinton), Bob Biffin (Port Hope), Dan Coombes (Whitby), Chris Gates (Trenton), Kelsey Horning (Toronto Twilight), Anwarul Kabir (Toronto Twilight), Bukola Oladeji Rotaract Club of Toronto), Reginald Oranye (Ajax), Barb Proctor (Picton) and Cora Xiao (Rotaract Club of GTA Connect).......

The Buildings Blocks

The term “Environment” is very broad and open to interpretation. It is often viewed through different lenses, e.g.:

Physical elements: land, water, atmosphere and ecosystems

Environmental issues: energy consumption, green house gas emissions, pollution, habitat loss, packaging, plastics, waste, climate change, land degradation, toxics, water quality, etc.

Sources of environmental pressures: transportation, agriculture, urban systems, manufacturing processes, residential/commercial infrastructure, and individual/aggregate use of resources.

Regardless of how we frame the “environment”, protecting and restoring our natural environment requires individual and collaborative actions among all actors within society. At the core of this effort are the local actions within communities. This is where Rotarians, as people of action, will become the agents for bringing about the needed change.

 
 
Brighton Rotary News August 11 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News August 4 2021

WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
 
 
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 11
 
Guests: no guests but very nice to see some friends we have not seen in a while including Jenny
 
Correspondence:
 
none
 
Smile: blush
 
Women want Love to be a novel, men want it to be a short story.
 
Announcements:
  • A big thanks to R Daniel and Bentwood Rocker for a great performance Saturday night. Donation on the night came to $352.
  • We have it from a good source that President Joyce was picking through garbage for empty alcohol containers for the club's coming fund raiser. She is so committed, or she needs a life?
  • Next board meeting Tuesday August 17 at home of Liesje and Andy at 16 Anne Street.
  • Looking for speakers for August.
  • R Liesje working with Jan Hoselton and communicating with District and RI about sales of tree ornaments. 1st to be a pine tree. In 1932 Paul Harris had a campaign and planted 'Friendship Trees'. Plan is to do a series of 'Friendship Trees'. PDG Mary Lou has come up with a Logo. We can get the whole District involved. R Liesje suggested that $1 for each sale be donated to the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
  • We are invited to join the Rotary Club of Campbellford on August 10th for District Governor Ron Dick's presentation. This will be at 7:07am via Zoom. Zoom Link - Please invite anyone who you think might be interested, perhaps a friend or significant other. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4033762537?pwd=RzJZSXU5OXoyNUVtQkdKcU9tVFAxUT09   We are having a joint meeting with RC Wellington & RC Brighton. Yours in Rotary, Rob 
  • We have been approached to organize the 2021 Kiwanis / Walleye Fishing Derby tentatively set for September 18 for 24 hours.
  • Next bottle drive will be August 21 (third Saturday in August). R Chris recruited members to fill shifts on the day
  • District 7070 Membership Committee is calling for Rotaractors and Rotarians to join the District Membership Committee. We are looking for Rotarians who are passionate about membership and growing strong Clubs. Are you that Rotarian? If you are interested in being involved, please contact Virginia O’Reilly at mailto:voreilly@burakjacobson.ca or 416-919-5450.
  • R Virginia also thanked us for update on our club.  She thinks it's good to share what clubs are doing to get back to some semblance of in-person.  She asked if we expect to keep some form of online as well? And if so, why? She asked for pictures.
  • From the Rotary Club of Campbellford: Hi... As part of a major fundraising event, we need some help from you if you are available to assist us... This will be our 50th Anniversary of our Annual Golf Tournament and we are looking for a few volunteers to assist that day (a few hours or for the day) - Thursday, Sept. 2 at Warkworth Golf Course (non-physical help!!)  And between now and then, we are also looking for volunteers to help us sell Raffle Tickets at various downtown locations including Sharpe's Food Market (or if you live outside of town, in your own community!!)  We will provide a table and chair for your needs if you don't have them. We are hoping you will take a 3 hour shift (or a part of a shift); 2 or 3 times per week and create ticket sales and have fun doing it!  You can sell by yourself or take someone with you… perhaps your partner or a friend. If you are interested in helping out, please email Secretary Dave @ mailto:Secretary@CampbellfordRotary.ca of your availability over the next month. Thanks The Firemen will also be out there selling tickets so don't be surprised if you run into them as well.  The Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and prizes are 1st $500…2nd $200 and 3rd is $100 …Thank you in advance for helping raise funds for our Club so we can sponsor such needs as the “Trent Hills Fire Dept Emerg Fund” as well as the Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation. Also… if you wish to play in our Tournament, let us know!
  • Tuesday talk it about Social Media - sign up on District site
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Rotary Club of Campbellford Golf Tournament - at Warkworth Golf Course and it will be the 50th Anniversary  of the event. Unfortunately, as we are still under the restrictions of Covid, we are unable to plan the usual dinner and social gathering following the day in the field. In fact, at this time, we are unable to employ the “Shotgun” start technique and are forced to revert to Tee Times due to the number of persons allowed to gather. (We are so hoping this restriction is lifted before the event so we can cancel Tee Times  and plan on a 10AM Shotgun start on the course).  In the meantime, we can only plan for what is currently allowed under the existing rules with T-offs starting at 9:00am (every 10 minutes to avoid congestion at the registration desk – please arrive 20 minutes prior to your t-off time). We will advise you of your T-off time in advance.  This year, we have reduced the fees this year down to $100 (or $60 for WCG Members) because no dinner is being planned and instead golfers are being provided with a light lunch and of course, one Tall Boy will be provided.    If you would like to play, please consider getting a team of 4 together (or even one or two of you) and register them as per attached form (2nd page). Let’s be sure to get the registrations in asap.  We ask that you email it to mailto:Secretary@CampbellfordRotary.ca and email transfer your payment to the same email link.
  • Foundation Walk September 26th, location to be determined.
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
Song: Hello Rotarians
 
Sharing Pot: $22 to R Chris who donated it to the Foundation
 
Happy Bucks: back on the hill, to see everyone in person, back together, Friday mornings sleep in, family you have but friends you choose, great being here, seeing R Victoria, success of Saturday night, Concert Saturday was amazing, to get together, to be back, Saturday night, happy to see her.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
Rotary District 7070 Conference 2022
 
WE WILL NOT ONLY WELCOME YOU,
WE WILL WOW YOU!


MAY 13 - MAY 15 2022
Brighton Rotary News August 4 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News July 30 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 11
 
Guests: Terry Lynn joined us this morning with our 'aged founding member'
 
Correspondence:
 
Thank you letter from Quinte Sailability for our support.
We received our semi-annual RI dues which Treasurer Chris has paid.
 
 
Smile: blush
 
A true story today. R Craig and Susan were planning to have their living room painted, however, their contractor cancelled at the last minute and they had everything prepared. Pictures off the walls and drop cloths covering all the furnishings. Lucky, JK told them she could paint the living room for them and that she was very good. When Craig and Susan returned home they found the living room painted and JK was laying on the chesterfield wearing a leather coat and parka. In answer to their query, she said the instructions said, 'for best results put on two coats'.
 
There was an extra sharing: about a fisherman in a kayak who was cold and started a fire in the kayak to get warm. It didn't end well, something about you can't have your kayak and eat it too.
 
Announcements:
  • R Daniel has found us a new home thanks to the help of Jenny. Effective in August, we will meet Wednesday mornings at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant, 15379 Telephone Road. This is the former JR's where we met in the past. We will order from a limited menu for our meetings, paying the restaurant for what we order and a club fee of $3 per meeting.
  • Next board meeting Tuesday August 17 at home of Liesje and Andy at 16 Anne Street.
  • Looking for speakers for August.
  • Last Diners and Duffers book sold. No inventory left.
  • R Liesje working with Jan Hoselton and communicating with District about sales of tree ornaments. 1st to be a pine tree. In 1932 Paul Harris had a campaign and planted 'Friendship Trees'. Plan is to do a series of 'Friendship Trees'. PDG Mary Lou has come up with a Logo. We can get the whole District involved. R Liesje suggested that $1 for each sale be donated to the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
  • We are invited to join the Rotary Club of Campbellford on August 10th for District Governor Ron Dick's presentation. This will be at 7:07am via Zoom.
  • We have been approached to organize the 2021 Kiwanis / Walleye Fishing Derby tentatively set for September 18 for 24 hours.
  • Next bottle drive will be August 21 (third Saturday in August).
  • R Clay is looking for contacts for the Brighton Lions.
  • R Emily advised that Mason's family have begun the needed home renovations to accommodate Mason's special needs. More fundraising by the family to follow.
  • R Emily said the ENSS graduation in the park was fun and went well.
  • Dear The Rotary Club of Brighton, Your compassion has made an incredible impact around the world. Thanks to your Club, families will be able to begin the process of self-recovery and start to rebuild their lives after losing so much to disaster and conflict. Last year, ShelterBox was able to provide over 200,000 people with emergency aid thanks to our generous supporters. Together, we're not only changing lives -- we're saving lives. Your Club's donation of $750.00 will help empower families with not only shelter but with the ability to recover. By providing emergency aid and the training needed to rebuild, families can restore normalcy to their lives, communities can work to recover together, and families can even return to work or school. We are proud to be Rotary International's Project Partner, further strengthening a global circle of friendship. We also believe in being people of action. At ShelterBox, we are impatient to see no family left without shelter after disaster. Thank you for joining us in our mission and helping ensure we are always prepared to help when the unthinkable happens.
  • It's hard to believe we are coming to the end of another incredible Rotary year. Each year so many clubs across the country come together to support the partnership between Rotary and ShelterBox, and this year has been no different. It is only because of your support, and the support of Rotarians and Rotary Clubs around the world, that we’ve been able to grow into the global organization we are today. Thanks to you – our family of supporters – ShelterBox has now provided aid to 2,000,000 people across 98 countries! While it took 15 years to help 1 million people, The Rotary Club of Brighton has helped us reach our second million in the space of just 5.5 years. Every year we say thank you to Rotary Clubs for their incredible support with the ShelterBox Canada Hero Awards A ShelterBox Canada Hero is a Rotary Club that has identified the continuing need to prepare for disasters and respond at a moment’s notice. Clubs are recognized based on their total annual giving throughout the Rotary year. Your club’s donation of $500.00 is already making an impact by supporting families to rebuild. By increasing your donation to $1,200, we can ensure that one whole family is provided the support that they need on their journey of self-recovery and your club will reach Bronze Hero status for this Rotary Year. Natural disasters and conflict are inevitable and frequent, and the need is continuous. Today, June 11, the UN declared famine in Ethiopia. A deepening humanitarian crisis in the Tigray region – driven by the conflict and made worse by severe food shortages and the constant threat of coronavirus – is now an outright catastrophe for millions. ShelterBox has been responding in Ethiopia since 2018, and we are expecting the demand for shelter to increase. Families who have already been displaced by conflict may be forced to move again, in order to survive. Your club's support today can help families in crisis in Ethiopia. Families in Tigray and around the world urgently need your help. If you want to help, but are experiencing tight budgets and your club is looking for creative ways to fundraise before the end of this Rotary year - consider challenging your members to rally together to make a donation towards a ShelterBox. By donating $1,200 before the end of June, your club can reach Bronze Hero status. Currently, the safest way to donate is online, but if your club would prefer to donate by cheque, please click the button below to download the form to donate via cheque Donate Online  Thank you for your club’s continued support of ShelterBox Canada. Your contribution has allowed us to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of families affected by disaster and conflict. Thank you for sharing your kindness and passion for action. Warm Regards, Dani Bristow Community Program Coordinator
  • Please find attached a proposal for funding for the Phillips House & Maddie's Healing Garden. This project is in partnership with the Rotary Clubs' of Willowdale, North York and Your, and this is the second year of a three year funding project. We have secured funding support to apply for a District Grant and we are now asking other clubs in the District to assist with whatever they can afford this year. The intent is to raise $36.000 this year. All contributions, great or small will be acknowledged and welcomed. Courtney Doldron Director of Youth Service and Lead for this project RC of North York
  • We have contact info for ENSS Student services to communicate and coordinate for Youth Exchange students and Y2Y students.
  • Dear fellow Rotarians, The members and the board of the Rotary Club of Alexandria Cosmopolitan - District 2451 wish you a joyful new Rotary year 2021-2022.
    After last year's cancelation of our flagship project "Cross Egypt Challenge" due to COVID-19 concerns and as more vaccine roll out, and more people around the world are getting vaccinated, travel restrictions have started to ease out and we could not be happier to announce that "Cross Egypt Challenge" will be held again this year between October 7 and 16, 2021.
    Cross Egypt Challenge is an international cross-country motorcycle and scooter adventure tour conducted throughout the majestic and fascinating Egypt. This amazing Rotary project started in 2011 for the purpose of promoting tourism to Egypt, and for the past 10 years, Rotarians and riders from over 50 countries took part in the adventurous challenge. This year we celebrate 10 years of CEC and the new seaosn will start on October 7, last for 10 days and will pass by Egypt's top attractions and off the beaten track destinations.
    Participation is open for Rotarians and non-rotarians alike and their accompanying spouses or friends from around the globe. People who do not ride motorcycles or scooters can also join this amazing adventure and be hosted in air-conditioned chase vans.
    A normal practice we are used to conduct during Cross Egypt Challenge is an annual "Sahara Rotary Meeting" where particpating Rotarians along with Rotaracts from our organizing team conduct an official Rotary meeting in the Egyptian Desert – please view the attached image -, a practice that we happily repeat at each new season.
    We are happy to invite you, and the members of your club to support our initiative by: Join the tour this October, be it on a scooter, on a motorcycle or in our chase vans and enjoy a once in a life-time experience (a motorcycle and scooter rental option is available for international participants). Direct link to the registration application which can be completed in 5 minutes is: www.crossegyptchallenge.com/registration Share the news about Cross Egypt Challenge with other felloe Rotarians and friends and invite thsoe interested to ride in this season’s tour.
     
     
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Rotary Club of Campbellford Golf Tournament - at Warkworth Golf Course and it will be the 50th Anniversary  of the event. Unfortunately, as we are still under the restrictions of Covid, we are unable to plan the usual dinner and social gathering following the day in the field. In fact, at this time, we are unable to employ the “Shotgun” start technique and are forced to revert to Tee Times due to the number of persons allowed to gather. (We are so hoping this restriction is lifted before the event so we can cancel Tee Times  and plan on a 10AM Shotgun start on the course).  In the meantime, we can only plan for what is currently allowed under the existing rules with T-offs starting at 9:00am (every 10 minutes to avoid congestion at the registration desk – please arrive 20 minutes prior to your t-off time). We will advise you of your T-off time in advance.  This year, we have reduced the fees this year down to $100 (or $60 for WCG Members) because no dinner is being planned and instead golfers are being provided with a light lunch and of course, one Tall Boy will be provided.    If you would like to play, please consider getting a team of 4 together (or even one or two of you) and register them as per attached form (2nd page). Let’s be sure to get the registrations in asap.  We ask that you email it to mailto:Secretary@CampbellfordRotary.ca and email transfer your payment to the same email link.
  • Foundation Walk September 26th, location to be determined.
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
Song: I've Been Working on the Railroad
 
Sharing Pot: $25 to R Craig who donated it to the Club or Foundation?
 
Happy Bucks: .starting to crawl back to normal, good party Saturday, new Rotary home Wednesday, Pres Joyce good sport, buddies son drafted to NHL and now with LEAFS, to be allowed to sit with good friends, having fun, Jack starts swimming lessons next week, son and family from Montreal visiting, to be back.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
The power of Rotary lies in our global network of community leaders and technical experts who share our mission to improve health, support education, and alleviate poverty. Working as partners we achieve lasting change through the combination of local oversight and the resources of an international organization.
 
Every Rotarian is encouraged to participate in a Foundation project and make a personal gift to the Annual Fund every year.
Brighton Rotary News July 30 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News July 23 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 9
 
Guests: The newest favourite Jack Jacklyn, Sunita Gill virtually from Pakistan
 
Correspondence: Newsletter and general request for support from Youth Unlimited.
 
 
Smile: blush
 
When you marry the right woman you are complete. When you meet the wrong one you are finished. If she catches you with the wrong one you are completely finished.
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting Tuesday August 17 at home of Liesje and Andy at 16 Anne Street.
  • Looking for speakers for August.
  • Next meeting July 30 will be a club forum to review discuss club Strategy.
  • R Daniel update on new home. In consultation with Jenny, possible to go to Brighton Gate Restaurant on Telephone Road on top of the hill. We may need to switch our meetings to Wednesday breakfast. More to come so pay attention.
  • Until further notice we are meeting in King Edward Park under the shelter.
  • Next bottle drive will be August 21 (third Saturday in August).
  •  
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Rotary Club of Campbellford Golf Tournament - at Warkworth Golf Course and it will be the 50th Anniversary  of the event. Unfortunately, as we are still under the restrictions of Covid, we are unable to plan the usual dinner and social gathering following the day in the field. In fact, at this time, we are unable to employ the “Shotgun” start technique and are forced to revert to Tee Times due to the number of persons allowed to gather. (We are so hoping this restriction is lifted before the event so we can cancel Tee Times  and plan on a 10AM Shotgun start on the course).  In the meantime, we can only plan for what is currently allowed under the existing rules with T-offs starting at 9:00am (every 10 minutes to avoid congestion at the registration desk – please arrive 20 minutes prior to your t-off time). We will advise you of your T-off time in advance.  This year, we have reduced the fees this year down to $100 (or $60 for WCG Members) because no dinner is being planned and instead golfers are being provided with a light lunch and of course, one Tall Boy will be provided.    If you would like to play, please consider getting a team of 4 together (or even one or two of you) and register them as per attached form (2nd page). Let’s be sure to get the registrations in asap.  We ask that you email it to mailto:Secretary@CampbellfordRotary.ca and email transfer your payment to the same email link.
  • Foundation Walk September 26th, location to be determined.
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
Song: In the Good Olde Summer Time
 
Sharing Pot: $16 to R Steve who donated it to Polio Plus.
 
Happy Bucks: to be here, all $ in the box, always happy, box to pitch in, to meet in person, James graduates today, pop ups in Trenton and Katie has a delicious coffee (iced coffee), saw baby Jack, appointment for new hearing aid, friend kidney transplant today.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
From the upcoming August RI Magazine:
 
Why is it, though, that our senior members no longer inspire young people with their life experiences? Retirement in America has become an excuse for our senior members to become uninvolved, uninspired and unconcerned about the future of our younger leaders. This is not unique to service organizations, but applies to business, churches and governments as well.
 
At age 63, I realize this is no small issue, but it needs attention. Rotary, if not the country depends on changing this dynamic.
 
To our young leaders, I say: do not let older members off the hook. Force them to share. Be assertive in asking for their input. You need them. They know that. Long age, they needed their elders too.
 
Roger Nagel, Corrales New Mexico
 
Brighton Rotary News July 23 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News July 16 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 8
 
Guests: crying
 
Correspondence: Pres Joyce received message from the International Inner Wheel.
 
Horizons of Friendship have asked if they can submit a request to us. They have been told yes, submit their request for support.
 
I am emailing you on behalf of Cross-Canada Cyclist and Keynote Speaker, Curtis Carmichael. Curtis' father-in-law has been an involved Rotarian at the Cobourg, ON club for many years and originally got Curtis connected. R Steve provided Curtis contact information at the Rotary District 7070 Conference in Fall 2019, to follow up with you directly once his book, with Michael "Pinball" Clemons, has been published. Good news! His book is published and Curtis would love to set up a brief phone call with you to discuss how your Rotary Club can get involved and  give back locally.
 
 
 
Smile: blush
 
Something about: Verdana Pro and Times New Roman enter a bar. We don't serve your kind here.
 
(Oh how we miss R Craig.)
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting Tuesday July 20 at home of Steve and Allison - 101 Raglan St. in the garden.
  • Looking for speakers for July 23 and 30 and then in August..
  • Looking for a home? a cook?
  • R Clay put in an order for Rotary Apparel.
  • President Joyce advised that the Rotary Club of Brighton has been asked to host the eastern Regional Club's Foundation Walk September 26, 2021 at Presquile. Club in favour and willing to do this. Similar to our walk through the park last fall.
  • D7070 conference for this year will be in Oshawa May 13 to 15, 2022. Be a Driver for Change.
  • ENSS 'Service Above Self' awards recipients will be: Technology (Noah Leger), Geography / Environmental Studies (Jessica Livingstone) and Business (Ethan Scaletta)
  • Next bottle drive will be August 21 (third Saturday in August).
  • Hello Rotary Supporter…. After being forced to cancel last year, the Rotary Club of Campbellford Golf Committee is very determined to once again; hit the links for a day of fun and fellowship. So, we are now planning our annual Golf tournament this year on Thursday September 2 at Warkworth Golf Course and it will be the 50th Anniversary  of the event. Unfortunately, as we are still under the restrictions of Covid, we are unable to plan the usual dinner and social gathering following the day in the field. In fact, at this time, we are unable to employ the “Shotgun” start technique and are forced to revert to Tee Times due to the number of persons allowed to gather. (We are so hoping this restriction is lifted before the event so we can cancel Tee Times  and plan on a 10AM Shotgun start on the course).  In the meantime, we can only plan for what is currently allowed under the existing rules with T-offs starting at 9:00am (every 10 minutes to avoid congestion at the registration desk – please arrive 20 minutes prior to your t-off time). We will advise you of your T-off time in advance.  This year, we have reduced the fees this year down to $100 (or $60 for WCG Members) because no dinner is being planned and instead golfers are being provided with a light lunch and of course, one Tall Boy will be provided.    If you would like to play, please consider getting a team of 4 together (or even one or two of you) and register them as per attached form (2nd page). Let’s be sure to get the registrations in asap.  We ask that you email it to mailto:Secretary@CampbellfordRotary.ca and email transfer your payment to the same email link. 
  • Rotary Club of Woodbridge   Hello Rotarians,   The Rotary Club of Woodbridge, is proud to present the new fundraiser that will help in support of our many community projects. The sale of a great red wine :"CIAVOLICH ANCILLA" from Abruzzi ITALY! The wine is only $20/bottle and we sell cases of 12 bottles.  Each Club could purchase a case and distribute it among the Members. After all, drinking good wine with good friends is one of life's greatest pleasures!!! Contact us to place your Club order. Payments with e-transfer to: Fiorella@Nimakitchens.ca   Yours in Rotary Renata Pancini
  • District 7070 leadership team,   We have launched a new opportunity for Youth in our District, and with our neighbours in District 7010, and Indigenous communities within the Williams Treaty area. Please share this information in the newsletter as soon as possible, on social media for the District - and if possible, with all presidents and secretaries to share amongst their membership. There is a letter for clubs below, and 2 flyers to share the word as well. Please feel free to contact myself or Bill Empey at the Rotary Club of Toronto with any questions or concerns.   REGARDING: Williams Treaty Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) Engagement Circle October 8, 9 & 10 To Whom it may concern, am writing to request your support for a Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) learning experience involving Indigenous and Non- Indigenous youth in grades 9 to 11 . This Y2Y engagement opportunity has been developed by HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples) and co-created by a strong list of stakeholders including Indigenous Elders, Teachers, Education Counselors, Knowledge Keepers, Rotarians and other ethical leaders. Building on the success of HIP’s earlier programs, Y2Y engagement circles focus on peace and reconciliation while inspiring youth to work together and take action towards becoming good stewards of the land.   What is HIP's Youth to Youth (Y2Y)  Engagement: Y2Y engagement circles are an innovative way to promote understanding between Non-Indigenous and Indigenous youth. We believe it's a good way to fulfill HIP's mission by having young people in grades 9-11, Canada's future leaders, collaborate and learn from each other. Subject to all restrictions to control COVID19, this Y2Y engagement will bring together a balanced group of rural and urban non-indigenous and indigenous students over the weekend of October 8 to 10 at Camp Kawartha for relationship building activities focused on land-based education. This will provide an opportunity for these youth to build friendships with like-minded youth, learn Indigenous heritage, culture and treaty relationships, and develop hands-on understanding of nature and what it means to be a good steward of the land. Nominations: Selected participants include 25 Indigenous and 25 Non-Indigenous youth currently attending grades 9 to 11. We hope to receive a diverse representation of Non-Indigenous applicants, including settlers from various countries and Non-Turtle Island Indigenous youth. Additionally, we are inclusive and welcome those who identify as Genderqueer, Non-binary and Two-spirit.   We are asking Indigenous Communities and Rotary Clubs, within the Williams Treaty Territory, District 7010 and District 7070, to nominate youth who have demonstrated leadership potential within their communities. Please see attached documents for details. Events have limited capacity and Nominees are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible by completing the online form which can be found  by visiting:   https://honouringindigenouspeoples.com/reconcili-action  Sponsorship: This Y2Y engagement circle will cost over $1000 per youth. We are hoping to provide this opportunity for free to selected youth and ask Rotary Clubs, Indigenous Communities and other organizations to help cover expenses by making a $750 donation per youth sponsored. Donations can be made by visiting https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/HIP/campaign/y2y/ . If sponsoring a specific nominated youth, be sure to put their name in the message field. Otherwise, we will match your sponsorship up with a youth. HIP plans to host more Y2Y engagement circles across Canada in 2022. Should we receive more funds than needed, it will be held and leveraged for these future Y2Y opportunities. If COVID19 conditions prevent us from hosting an in-person event in October, we will host a virtual event on the scheduled dates and plan an in-person when it is safe to do so.
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Foundation Walk September 26th, location to be determined.
  • 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.
  • 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.
 
Song: we did not.
 
Sharing Pot: $17 to R Rudy who donated it to the Foundation.
 
Happy Bucks: to be here, woke up this morning, a beautiful day, everybody here, our speaker, humble and willing to help, great day to enjoy, to have Andrew as our speaker, outdoor meeting, presentation, new roof on house this weekend, house back with grand kids gone, visit from granddaughter and meeting new great grandson.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
Water and Sanitarion Rotarian Action Group - Without water and sanitation, life and livelihood are under threat.
- 8000 people die every day from water borne diseases
- Women and children (usually girls) spend hours each day fetching water, often under threat of violence
- Lack of sanitation and privacy lead to early drop out from school among girls
- Every year, 40 billion hours spent collecting and hauling water in Africa alone
- Disputes over water jeopardize peace in every continent
- Drought and starvation threaten lives and livelihood of millions of people
 
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) is the official resource to Rotary clubs for these types of projects.
 
Brighton Rotary News July 16 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News July 9 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs; https://youtu.be/an_aDx8L-wI
 
Members: 10
 
Guests: Terry Lynn Jenkins, special guest of R Daniel
 
Correspondence: Noted passing of R Patti White from the Rotary Club of Toronto West.
 
Horizons of Friendship have asked if they can submit a request to us.
 
Special Presentations:
 
President Joyce presented R Liesje with the Ernie Everingham Award as the Rotarian of the Year for her outstanding efforts to support the club through the year.
 
Past President Daniel presented President Joyce with a plaque recognizing her outstanding leadership as club president for the year.
 
Smile: blush
 
R Craig commented how ironic it is that the Euro Cup final is Sunday between England and Italy. That R Chris and his neighbour Tony are big soccer fans, Chris supports England and Tony supports Italy. Chris and Tony were discussing how good it will be if there is soccer in heaven. Well Tony passed recently and came back to visit Chris at night. Tony's spirit told Chris that yes, they have a soccer league in heaven. However, there is some bad news. Chris asked what could be bad about that and Tony replied that Chris was starting goalie the next night.
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting Tuesday July 20 at home of Steve and Allison - 101 Raglan St. in the garden.
  • Diners and Duffers Books. We sold another so only 1 left in inventory.
  • Looking for speakers for July 23 and 30 and then in August..
  • R Liesje provided an update on the Hoselton ornament fundraiser. Due to circumstances with equipment, we will sell a stylized tree, engraved.
  • We have an invitation to participate in the Ontario Building Official Association's annual golf tournament to support the Salvation Army. This invite is from Rick Jones the Chief Building Official in Brighton. Rick has been a big help to Rotary selling many Diners and Duffers books for us each year. The tournament will be Friday September 10th at Shelter Valley Pines GC. See attached form.
  • R Clay has investigated Rotary Apparel. He had a sign up sheet to order at the meeting. He will put in order this week, so if interested, talk to Clay ASAP.
  • Rotary District 7070 conference June 26 was on line and excellent. Too  bad most missed it.
  • On June 26th as a club we picked up garbage along County Road 64 from the sewage facilities to Boes Road, the lands fronting the Brighton Wetlands managed by the Nature Conservancy of Canada. We had Mayor Brian Ostrander assist us as well as a friend Mike join us.
  • President Joyce advised that the Rotary Club of Brighton has been asked to host the eastern Regional Club's Foundation Walk September 26, 2021 at Presquile. Club in favour and willing to do this. Similar to our walk through the park last fall.
  • D7070 conference for this year will be in Oshawa May 13 to 15, 2022. Be a Driver for Change.
  • ENSS 'Service Above Self' awards recipients will be: Technology (Noah Leger), Geography / Environmental Studies (Jessica Livingstone) and Business (Ethan Scaletta)
  • Next bottle drive will be August 21 (third Saturday in August).
  • Pres Joyce is talking to NCC and they may ask for support for a Brighton Pillar? and other help in the field at the Brighton Wetland site.
  • Rogerio in Brazil advised that he will translate RI report for us when complete. There next steps is to train the recipients of the clay water filters, 50 at time over two years on the proper care and use of the filters and health care.
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Rotary International Convention 2022 in Houston Texas June 4-8, 2022. Registration is now open.
  • 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.
 
Song: we could have sang more than anthem today be somebody forgot
 
Sharing Pot: $20 to R Emily who is sharing it with ENSS students organizing a mock graduation this month.
 
Happy Bucks: big thanks to Susan and R Craig for hosting us today and for a great breakfast, great venue for meeting today, wonderful to see members in person, golfing today in Bowmanville Rotary tournament, used to fish as a boy in creek through R Craig's property, father's first job in 1930's was at farm across the road, appreciate everything, especially hospitality, Craig and Susan as hosts, Fran is progressing and doing better with only 2 more treatments, incredible to get together.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
Rotary Peace Centres: The Fellowship offers up to 50 fellowships for Master's degrees and 50 for professional development certificates awarded annually for study at premium universities around the world. The fellowship includes;
  • tuition and fees
  • room and board
  • round-trip transportation
  • internship / field study expenses
Each Rotary Peace Centre offers a unique curriculum and field based learning opportunities that examine peace and conflict theory in various context.
 
Brighton Rotary News July 9 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News June 25 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs
 
Members: 7
 
Guests: so sad
 
Correspondence: none
 
 
Smile: blush
 
Artificial Intelligence will not compensate for natural stupidity.
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting Tuesday July 20 at home of Steve and Allison - 101 Raglan St. in the garden.
  • Diners and Duffers Books. We sold another so only 1 left in inventory.
  • Looking for speakers for July.
  •  
  • We have an invitation to participate in the Ontario Building Official Association's annual golf tournament to support the Salvation Army. This invite is from Rick Jones the Chief Building Official in Brighton. Rick has been a big help to Rotary selling many Diners and Duffers books for us each year. The tournament will be Friday September 10th at Shelter Valley Pines GC. See attached form.
  • R Clay has investigated Rotary Apparel, 2nd attempt after R Craig did previously. A separate email sent out. Please respond.
  • The Rotary Club of Colborne is setting up a Shelter box tent at Victoria Square June 25 for the evening.
  • Rotary District 7070 conference June 26 on line from 9am to noon. As part of this event, Rotary Clubs encouraged to get out and do some community support in the afternoon of June 26th. The Rotary Club of Brighton will meet at 1pm June 26 along County Road 64 from the Brighton constructed wetland where there is parking to Boes Road. We will go along the road to collect garbage and debris from along the frontage of the Brighton Wetland.
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Rotary International Convention 2022 in Houston Texas June 4-8, 2022. Registration is now open.
  • D7070 Year End Celebration June 30 at 7pm.
  • Cobourg Covid Vaccination Clinic. This is an amazing operation, put together by the Cobourg Rotary Club with the assistance of 600+ volunteers. We are over-the-top impressed with the whole operation. Plan to present this successful operation at a Zoom meeting. The meeting will be Monday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m via ZOOM.  About a 30 minute presentation with a 10-15 minute Q&A to follow. If interested, to participate, contact President Joyce or Secretary Steve.
  • 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.
 
Song: someday soon we hope
 
Sharing Pot: all are encouraged to share as they are able or willing.
 
Happy Bucks: remembered Group Study Exchange the forerunner of Vocational Training Teams, sons last day of high school and accepted at Algonquin College for Architecture Tech, Rotary apparel being organized, not working today, visit with Emily, to be around.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
Rotary Leadership Institute: The Future of Rotary and the service we give to our community locally and internationally depends on strong club leadership.
 
Mission Statement - The Rotary Leadership Institute was founded to assist in improving the Rotary knowledge and leadership skills of the future leaders of our Rotary clubs.
Brighton Rotary News June 25 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News June 18 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs
 
Members: 8
 
Guests: Mark Stabb from the Nature Conservancy of Canada
 
Correspondence: none
 
 
Smile: blush
 
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting Tuesday June 22 at 6:30pm. We will meet on Pres. Joyce's deck in the great outdoors.
  • Diners and Duffers Books a success. Only 2 books left in inventory, see R Chris if you sell another.
  • R Murray is moving June 19th and looking forward to it with lots of support and help from family. Best wishes R Murray.
  • Auction a success with total sales about $10,000 with net about $7,641 to Brighton.
  • Hoselton designs will restart shortly.
  • Looking for speakers for July.
  • We can now meet outside on patio with 4 to a table. Jake not available to cook. We need new cook or venue.
  • For anyone wanting to make a donation to the Rotary Foundation or Polio Plus prior to year end (June 30). R Chris will submit any donations to Foundation June 23.
  • R Chris has created an e-mail address called "brightonrotary@cogeco.ca." It has been created with automatic deposit into the Brighton Rotary Operating Account at Royal Bank, so no secret question and answer will be necessary.
  • The Municipality has decided to cap lottery license fees at 3% to max of $30.
  • We received a thank you from Karen White on behalf of the Bay of Quinte Relay for Life. Nationally $3.5 million was raised and locally they raised $15,691.80.
  • We have an invitation to participate in the Ontario Building Official Association's annual golf tournament to support the Salvation Army. This invite is from Rick Jones the Chief Building Official in Brighton. Rick has been a big help to Rotary selling many Diners and Duffers books for us each year. The tournament will be Friday September 10th at Shelter Valley Pines GC. See attached form.
  • We can now register for Rotary International's 2022 Convention to be held in Houston Texas June 4-8, 2022.
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • D7070 Year End Celebration June 30 at 7pm.
  • Cobourg Covid Vaccination Clinic. This is an amazing operation, put together by the Cobourg Rotary Club with the assistance of 600+ volunteers. We are over-the-top impressed with the whole operation. Plan to present this successful operation at a Zoom meeting. The meeting will be Monday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m via ZOOM.  About a 30 minute presentation with a 10-15 minute Q&A to follow. If interested, to participate, contact President Joyce or Secretary Steve.
  • 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.
 
Song: someday soon we hope
 
Sharing Pot: all are encouraged to share as they are able or willing.
 
Happy Bucks: got 2nd COVID shot, presentation and update on the property, auction over, alive, happily retired, Fran's treatments going well and golfed 9 holes Thursday.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
We will soon have a 7th Area of Focus in Rotary. The Environment is the new area of focus starting July 1.
Brighton Rotary News June 18 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News June 11 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs
 
Members: 7
 
Guests: so sad no guests
 
Correspondence: none
 
 
Smile: blush
 
What do you call 20 millionaires standing around watching the Stanley Cup….Maple Leafs. 
 
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting Tuesday June 22 at 6:30pm. We can now meet in person, up to 10 in someones back yard.
  • Diners and Duffers Books a success. 5 more books sold. A couple more available, see R Chris if you sell another.
  • R Murray is moving June 19th and looking forward to it with lots of support and help from family.
  • Auction a success with total sales about $10,000 with net about $7,600 to Brighton.
  • Hoselton designs will restart shortly.
  • Looking for speakers for July.
  • We can now meet outside on patio with 4 to a table. Jake not available to cook. We need new cook or venue.
  • Less than a month left in this Rotary year to make donation to the Rotary Foundation or Polio Plus. R Chris advised as a club we are over our goal for the Foundation but shore for Polio Plus.
  • R Chris has created an e-mail address called "brightonrotary@cogeco.ca." It has been created with automatic deposit into the Brighton Rotary Operating Account at Royal Bank, so no secret question and answer will be necessary.
  • Proposed Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup scheduled for April 24 has been postponed to June due to Stay At Home Order.
  • We need at least 4 to attend District conference the end of June.
  • Bottle drive June 5 with profit of about $510
  • I Got the Shot Signs available.  Lawn signs- would your club like to have some of these signs. They are $10.00each. Any donation over and above the $10.00 stays with your club- almost everyone gives more. Please order from me as soon as you can, Roger
  • Possible International Service project led by the RC Sydney Sunrise, Nova Scotia. Earlier this year the RC Toronto, had supported the Martuni Maternity Hospital in Armenia which was the second project sponsored by the Sydney Club. The next phase of this project is for dental equipment for a new clinic in the NW of Armenia.  RC Sydney Sunrise would like to contact  Clubs in District 7070 in addition to RC Toronto. Very briefly, the new project involves the purchase of dental equipment for a new dental clinic in Gyumri, the capital of Shirak Marz in the northwest of the country. It replaces a smaller, outdated clinic which has only been able to provide care to the children of Gyumri. Once fully equipped, the new clinic will have the additional capacity  to treat about 4,000 additional children from the rural villages of Shirak. These children are essentially not currently being served.  There will also be a “Professional Exchange” between Canadian dentists and those of clinic designed to streamline clinic operations, further increasing capacity. This is our largest project yet, certainly meets community needs and is highly sustainable. An ”official” invite will be sent out once we choose a date, likely a Saturday in late June.
  • THE GIVING CHALLENGE IS BACK! HELP SHELTERBOX CANADA WIN $20,000! Right now Friend, any donation you make to ShelterBox Canada could help us win $20,000, thanks to the CanadaHelps 'Great Canadian Giving Challenge' How Does It Work: It's easy! Every dollar you donate is one entry! 1. Head to our website  to make a donation (click here!) 2. Any amount you donate enters us to win! $20 = 20 entries $100 = 100 entries. That's it! You've increased your impact by helping ShelterBox win! DONATE NOW
 
Rotary Strategic Plan
 
From Distirct, The Club Planning Assistant asks you to consider aspects of your club such  as:
- Your strategic plan
- The diversity of your members
- How you make guests feel welcome
When you use the Club Planning Assistant, you’ll receive an immediate list of tips and resources tailored to your needs. Answering the questions should take less than 10 minutes. Use the Club Planning Assistant
 
We had some general discussion about where we go as a club. Things are opening up so we need to confirm a venue. Do we stay a breakfast club?
 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • D7070 Year End Celebration June 30 at 7pm.
  • Cobourg Covid Vaccination Clinic. This is an amazing operation, put together by the Cobourg Rotary Club with the assistance of 600+ volunteers. We are over-the-top impressed with the whole operation. Plan to present this successful operation at a Zoom meeting. The meeting will be Monday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m via ZOOM.  About a 30 minute presentation with a 10-15 minute Q&A to follow. If interested, to participate, contact President Joyce or Secretary Steve.
  • 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.
 
Song: someday soon we hope
 
Sharing Pot: all are encouraged to share as they are able or willing.
 
Happy Bucks: got 2nd COVID shot, started rain garden in ditch in front of home with inspiration from Allison, cleaned property of family members, fathers day coming, life is good, always happy, sunny day, get hair cut before walking on it, dining on patio with friends today, more family time, picture of parents.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Chris shared some statistics from a recent Rotary magazine about proper water and sanitation.
From UN statistics:
2.4 billion people lack adequate water and sanitation
892 million people practice open defecation.
1,000 children die each year due to improper water and sanitation.
Brighton Rotary News June 11 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News June 4 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs
 
Members: 8
 
Guests: Andy Smith, Allison Case-Blakey and 8 week old Jack
 
Correspondence: Update from ENSS that they will hold graduation October 7.
 
 
Smile: blush
 
When I went to lunch today, I noticed an old man, with a Rotarian button in his lapel, sitting on a park bench sobbing his eyes out.  I stopped and asked him what was wrong. He told me, 'I have a 22-year-old wife at home. She rubs my back every morning and then gets up and makes me pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit and freshly ground coffee.' I continued, 'Well, then why are you crying?' He added, 'She makes me homemade soup for lunch and my favourite biscuits, cleans the house and then watches sports TV with me for the rest of the afternoon.' I said, 'Well, why are you crying?' He said, 'For dinner she makes me a gourmet meal with wine and my favourite dessert and then we cuddle until the small hours.' I inquired, 'Well then, why in the world would you be crying?' He replied, 'I can't remember where I live.'
 
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting Tuesday June 22 at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers Books a success. Currently have 7 available in inventory see R Chris if you sell another.
  • Auction a success with total sales and donation $10,000 between Campbelford Club and Brighton. A big thank you to Liesje for handling this and all who helped.
  • Hoselton designs will wait until after auction.
  • Looking for speakers for June.11 and 25th.
  • Request from support from Skate Canada
  • Only a month left in this Rotary year to make donation to the Rotary Foundation.
  • R Chris has created an e-mail address called "brightonrotary@cogeco.ca." It has been created with automatic deposit into the Brighton Rotary Operating Account at Royal Bank, so no secret question and answer will be necessary.
  • Proposed Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup scheduled for April 24 has been postponed to June due to Stay At Home Order.
  • We need at least 4 to attend District conference the end of June.
  • There will be a presentation by the Skateboard Park committee to Rotary June 5th about 10:30am for our support.
  • Bottle drive June 5 from 10am to 2pm in parking lot at King Edward Park.
  • Rotary extends our deep condolences and sympathies to the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation on the discovery of 215 children on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops British Columbia. The discovery of these children is a powerful yet painful reminder of our history. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission research indicates that at least 3,213 children are reported to have died over 140 years of operation at over 150 Residential School locations. No words can describe the scale of pain and trauma that First Nations peoples have, and are experiencing at this moment. June is National Indigenous History Month, we ask that you support this national time of mourning to honour these children. HIP (Honouring Indigenous People) is asking everyone to wear orange. Let’s walk together and show our support. May we all keep this part of our history as a reminder and a beacon in front of us as we work with our Rotary ideals to bring peace and equality to all. 
  • From Horizon's of Friendship - I hope you and everyone at The Rotary Club of Brighton are keeping well coping ok with this pandemic madness, and starting to enjoy the beautiful, warming weather. We are all staying well at Horizons, I have attached our final report from Horizons of Friendship, detailing the progress we and our partner, AMICA, have made in our project, "Educating women and girls in Nicaragua's Indigenous region to defend their rights and address violence against women," with your generous support from The Rotary Club of Brighton. We are very grateful for your generosity and support. Your partnership makes a meaningful difference to the lives of our program participants, their families, and communities. Thank you! If you have any questions about the report, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.  Best regards and stay well, Elle (resport attached)
  • From Shelter Box - Families fleeing disaster need your support  ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS VOLCANOS ERUPTS Hello Just a few days ago, one of the world's most dangerous volcanos erupted. The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, threatened to wipe out everything in its path. Families are fleeing their homes, and villages are being burnt to the ground. Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes and are evacuating the area. Early reports show the volcano's harmful path has destroyed over 20,000 homes.
  • The Club Planning Assistant asks you to consider aspects of your club such as:
  1. - Your strategic plan
  2. - The diversity of your members
  3. - How you make guests feel welcome
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • We have launched a new opportunity for Youth in our District, and with our neighbours in District 7010, and Indigenous communities within the Williams Treaty area. Please share this information in the newsletter as soon as possible, on social media for the District - and if possible, with all presidents and secretaries to share amongst their membership. There is a letter for clubs below, and 2 flyers to share the word as well. Please feel free to contact myself or Bill Empey at the Rotary Club of Toronto with any questions or  concerns.   REGARDING: Williams Treaty Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) Engagement Circle October 8, 9 & 10 To Whom it may concern,  I am writing to request your support for a Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) learning experience involving Indigenous and Non- Indigenous youth in grades 9 to 11 . This Y2Y engagement opportunity has been developed by HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples) and co-created by a strong list of stakeholders incng Indigenous Elders, Teachers, Education Counselors, Knowledge Keepers, Rotarians and other ethical leaders. Building on the success of HIP’s earlier programs, Y2Y engagement circles focus on peace and reconciliation while inspiring youth to work together and take action towards becoming good stewards of the land.   What is HIP's Youth to Youth (Y2Y) Engagement: Y2Y engagement circles are an innovative way to promote understanding between Non-Indigenous and Indigenous youth. We believe it's a good way to fulfill HIP's mission by having young people in grades 9-11, Canada's future leaders, collaborate and learn from each other. Subject to all restrictions to control COVID19, this Y2Y engagement will bring together a balanced group of rural and urban non-indigenous and indigenous students over the weekend of October 8 to 10 at Camp Kawartha for relationship building activities focused on land-based education. This will provide an opportunity for these youth to build friendships with like-minded youth, learn Indigenous heritage, culture and treaty relationships, and develop hands-on understanding of nature and what it means to be a good steward of the land.   Nominations: Selected participants include 25 Indigenous and 25 Non-Indigenous youth currently attending grades 9 to 11. We hope to receive a diverse representation of Non-Indigenous applicants, including settlers from various countries and Non-Turtle Island Indigenous youth. Additionally, we are inclusive and welcome those who identify as Genderqueer, Non-binary and Two-spirit.   We are asking Indigenous Communities and Rotary Clubs, within the Williams Treaty Territory, District 7010 and District 7070, to nominate youth who have demonstrated leadership potential within their communities. Please see attached documents for details. Events have limited capacity and Nominees are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible by completing the online form
  • The Rotary Club of Northumberland Sunrise is hosting a Father’s Day Brunch Box. Please see the menu below for more details.   The price is $75 which includes a $50 meal and a $25 donation to the club. Just to note that this time the boxes are larger than our Mother's Day offerings.   If you are    interested, please let me know which box you are interested in and e-transfer the payment to my email address (mailto:melanie@racinelaw.ca)   Thank you so much for your continued support.
  • The Rotary Club of Cobourg is hosting a drive thru meal June 13 from Arthur's Pub to raise funds for Ed's Hospice.
  •  
  • We are pleased to announce a District 7070 Rotary Club Clubrunner Website Refresh - Available NOW To assist the Rotary Clubs of District 7070 achieve their Strategic Action goals, the District Public Relations Committee are introducing a Rotary Club ClubRunner website refresh Program. The ClubRunner website refresh program will ensure:
  1. Homepage re-design with a visually engaging layout with simultaneous visitor and Rotarian user focus
  2. Creation of a membership join page with email form
  3. Creation of additional content pages as required (contact, causes/programs, about us, youth programs, Paul Harris, Rotary Foundation, as required)
  4. Integration of social media account links and Facebook feed
  5. Creation of Google Analytics account if required for website statistics
  6. Information on e-Commerce ClubRunner capabilities and creation of Donate page if the club adopts this program
  7. current and correct usage of the Rotary and Rotary Theme logos.that your website displays better on a mobile device
  8. train you to keep your website fresh and current
  • Check out the District Facebook Page, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin and Youtube channels to see what is happening in the District.
 
Song: someday soon we hope
 
Sharing Pot: all are encouraged to share as they are able or willing.
 
Happy Bucks: to revisit Allison's country garden, knows little more than grass from flowers, impressive garden and to remember names of plants, lots of money to deal with, knowledge of garden plants, happy every day, presentation awesome, success of auction.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Emily shared that Rotary has multiple 'Fellowships' in which Rotarians can share their passion with other Rotarians from around the world. She shared that members of Quinte Sunrise Rotary are members of Curling fellowship and as result have toured and curled with Rotarians from other countries.
Brighton Rotary News June 4 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News May 28 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs
 
Members: 8
 
Guests: Eloisa de Costa and 7 week old Jack
 
Correspondence: Newsletter and general donation request from the Bridge Hospice
 
 
Smile: blush
 
This happened to an Englishman in France who was totally blasted. A French policeman stops his car and asks if he has been drinking. With great difficulty, the Englishman admits that he has been drinking all day, that his daughter got married that morning, and that he drank champagne and a few bottles of wine at the reception, and many single malts scotches thereafter.
 
Quite upset, the policeman proceeds to alcohol-test (breath test) the Englishman and - ping, pow, boom - verifies that he is indeed sloshed. He asks the Englishman if he knows why, under French Law, he is going to be arrested. The Englishman answers with a bit of humor, "No sir, I do not! But while we're asking questions, do you realize that this is a British car and that my wife is the one driving . . . . . on the other side?"
 
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting Tuesday June 22 at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers Books a success. Currently have 7 available in inventory see R Chris if you sell another.
  • Bottle Drive re-scheduled for June 5 due to extension of Stay at Home Order.
  • Auction - We are in last few days. Keep bidding. Share with your friends.
  • Hoselton designs will wait until after auction.
  • Looking for speakers for June.11 and 18th
  • Only a month left in this Rotary year to make donation to the Rotary Foundation.
  • R Chris has created an e-mail address called "brightonrotary@cogeco.ca." It has been created with automatic deposit into the Brighton Rotary Operating Account at Royal Bank, so no secret question and answer will be necessary.
  • Proposed Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup scheduled for April 24 has been postponed to June due to Stay At Home Order.
  • We need at least 4 to attend District conference the end of June.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • We have launched a new opportunity for Youth in our District, and with our neighbours in District 7010, and Indigenous communities within the Williams Treaty area. Please share this information in the newsletter as soon as possible, on social media for the District - and if possible, with all presidents and secretaries to share amongst their membership. There is a letter for clubs below, and 2 flyers to share the word as well. Please feel free to contact myself or Bill Empey at the Rotary Club of Toronto with any questions or  concerns.   REGARDING: Williams Treaty Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) Engagement Circle October 8, 9 & 10 To Whom it may concern,  I am writing to request your support for a Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) learning experience involving Indigenous and Non- Indigenous youth in grades 9 to 11 . This Y2Y engagement opportunity has been developed by HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples) and co-created by a strong list of stakeholders incng Indigenous Elders, Teachers, Education Counselors, Knowledge Keepers, Rotarians and other ethical leaders. Building on the success of HIP’s earlier programs, Y2Y engagement circles focus on peace and reconciliation while inspiring youth to work together and take action towards becoming good stewards of the land.   What is HIP's Youth to Youth (Y2Y) Engagement: Y2Y engagement circles are an innovative way to promote understanding between Non-Indigenous and Indigenous youth. We believe it's a good way to fulfill HIP's mission by having young people in grades 9-11, Canada's future leaders, collaborate and learn from each other. Subject to all restrictions to control COVID19, this Y2Y engagement will bring together a balanced group of rural and urban non-indigenous and indigenous students over the weekend of October 8 to 10 at Camp Kawartha for relationship building activities focused on land-based education. This will provide an opportunity for these youth to build friendships with like-minded youth, learn Indigenous heritage, culture and treaty relationships, and develop hands-on understanding of nature and what it means to be a good steward of the land.   Nominations: Selected participants include 25 Indigenous and 25 Non-Indigenous youth currently attending grades 9 to 11. We hope to receive a diverse representation of Non-Indigenous applicants, including settlers from various countries and Non-Turtle Island Indigenous youth. Additionally, we are inclusive and welcome those who identify as Genderqueer, Non-binary and Two-spirit.   We are asking Indigenous Communities and Rotary Clubs, within the Williams Treaty Territory, District 7010 and District 7070, to nominate youth who have demonstrated leadership potential within their communities. Please see attached documents for details. Events have limited capacity and Nominees are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible by completing the online form
  • The Rotary Club of Northumberland Sunrise is hosting a Father’s Day Brunch Box. Please see the menu below for more details.   The price is $75 which includes a $50 meal and a $25 donation to the club. Just to note that this time the boxes are larger than our Mother's Day offerings.   If you are    interested, please let me know which box you are interested in and e-transfer the payment to my email address (mailto:melanie@racinelaw.ca)   Thank you so much for your continued support.
  • The Rotary Club of Cobourg is hosting a drive thru meal June 13 from Arthur's Pub to raise funds for Ed's Hospice.
  •  
  • We are pleased to announce a District 7070 Rotary Club Clubrunner Website Refresh - Available NOW To assist the Rotary Clubs of District 7070 achieve their Strategic Action goals, the District Public Relations Committee are introducing a Rotary Club ClubRunner website refresh Program. The ClubRunner website refresh program will ensure:
  1. Homepage re-design with a visually engaging layout with simultaneous visitor and Rotarian user focus
  2. Creation of a membership join page with email form
  3. Creation of additional content pages as required (contact, causes/programs, about us, youth programs, Paul Harris, Rotary Foundation, as required)
  4. Integration of social media account links and Facebook feed
  5. Creation of Google Analytics account if required for website statistics
  6. Information on e-Commerce ClubRunner capabilities and creation of Donate page if the club adopts this program
  7. current and correct usage of the Rotary and Rotary Theme logos.that your website displays better on a mobile device
  8. train you to keep your website fresh and current
  • Check out the District Facebook Page, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin and Youtube channels to see what is happening in the District.
 
Song: someday soon we hope
 
Sharing Pot: all are encouraged to share as they are able or willing.
 
Happy Bucks: always happy, memories of 1st school with well and pump and two outhouses, TGIF, implementation of Brasilian project to provide water filters for people, Global grant project completion and Eloisa's involvement, Rotarian's working together, hangover from happiness with birthday on beautiful long weekend, end of month bank trip, project completion and video, Eloisa' promotion of the project when she was an exchange student with us, believe that we can make a difference, Jack with us, stones belong in the park.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
We are days away from the end of the Rotary year! You can help Rotary continue to do good in the world by encouraging club members to make a contribution on or before 30 June 2021. Donations made this Rotary year will be applied to your club fundraising goal, help your club qualify for a Foundation banner, and be applied to a donor's individual giving record.
Brighton Rotary News May 28 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News May 21 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs
 
Members: 9
 
Guests: so sad no guests
 
Correspondence:
 
 
Smile: blush
 
R Clay asked what is the difference between a Hippo and a Zippo?
 
A Hippo is heavy while a Zippo is 'a little lighter'.
 
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting Tuesday June 22 at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers Books a success. Currently have 7 available in inventory see R Chris if you sell another.
  • Bottle Drive re-scheduled for June 5 due to extension of Stay at Home Order.
  • Auction - A few items are still coming in so check often and keep bidding. Share with your friends.
  • Hoselton designs will wait until after auction.
  • Looking for speakers for June.
  • Update on water filters in Brasil: Filters distributed May 15-20.  Update to be shared with club shortly.
  • R Chris has created an e-mail address called "brightonrotary@cogeco.ca." It has been created with automatic deposit into the Brighton Rotary Operating Account at Royal Bank, so no secret question and answer will be necessary.
  • Proposed Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup scheduled for April 24 has been postponed to June due to Stay At Home Order.
  • We need at least 4 to attend District conference the end of June.
  • The Rotary Club of Northumberland Sunrise is hosting a Father’s Day Brunch Box. Please see the menu below for more details.   The price is $75 which includes a $50 meal and a $25 donation to the club. Just to note that this time the boxes are larger than our Mother's Day offerings.   If you are    interested, please let me know which box you are interested in and e-transfer the payment to my email address (mailto:melanie@racinelaw.ca)   Thank you so much for your continued support.
  • The Rotary Club of Cobourg is hosting a drive thru meal June 13 from Arthur's Pub to raise funds for Ed's Hospice.
 
  • We are pleased to announce a District 7070 Rotary Club Clubrunner Website Refresh - Available NOW To assist the Rotary Clubs of District 7070 achieve their Strategic Action goals, the District Public Relations Committee are introducing a Rotary Club ClubRunner website refresh Program. The ClubRunner website refresh program will ensure:
  1. Homepage re-design with a visually engaging layout with simultaneous visitor and Rotarian user focus
  2. Creation of a membership join page with email form
  3. Creation of additional content pages as required (contact, causes/programs, about us, youth programs, Paul Harris, Rotary Foundation, as required)
  4. Integration of social media account links and Facebook feed
  5. Creation of Google Analytics account if required for website statistics
  6. Information on e-Commerce ClubRunner capabilities and creation of Donate page if the club adopts this program
  7. current and correct usage of the Rotary and Rotary Theme logos.that your website displays better on a mobile device
  8. train you to keep your website fresh and current
  • I hope this email finds you well. My name is Kevin and I'm a research assistant of a UBC Health Psychology research study, Allies in Health (PI Hoppmann). We are trying to recruit volunteers for our online study, where we are aiming to learn more about how two people (family/friends/spouses) can help promote each other's health behaviours and wellbeing during the current circumstances. Given our lab's focus on older adults, our main volunteer criteria is that at least one of the two participants must be 65 years or older. Here is the website for our study:https://blogs.ubc.ca/alliesinhealthstudy/. I am writing to you because I was hoping our information could be posted in your newsletter, website or bulletin at the Rotary Club of Brighton? Whatever works for you in terms of sharing we appreciate. Please let me know if you need anything else, we would really appreciate your help as we are actively trying to find participants. Our study is fully online and we are hoping that you can share with your club and community members that may be interested.
  • We have launched a new opportunity for Youth in our District, and with our neighbours in District 7010, and Indigenous communities within the Williams Treaty area. Please share this information in the newsletter as soon as possible, on social media for the District - and if possible, with all presidents and secretaries to share amongst their membership. There is a letter for clubs below, and 2 flyers to share the word as well. Please feel free to contact myself or Bill Empey at the Rotary Club of Toronto with any questions or  concerns.   REGARDING: Williams Treaty Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) Engagement Circle October 8, 9 & 10 To Whom it may concern,  I am writing to request your support for a Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) learning experience involving Indigenous and Non- Indigenous youth in grades 9 to 11 . This Y2Y engagement opportunity has been developed by HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples) and co-created by a strong list of stakeholders incng Indigenous Elders, Teachers, Education Counselors, Knowledge Keepers, Rotarians and other ethical leaders. Building on the success of HIP’s earlier programs, Y2Y engagement circles focus on peace and reconciliation while inspiring youth to work together and take action towards becoming good stewards of the land.   What is HIP's Youth to Youth (Y2Y) Engagement: Y2Y engagement circles are an innovative way to promote understanding between Non-Indigenous and Indigenous youth. We believe it's a good way to fulfill HIP's mission by having young people in grades 9-11, Canada's future leaders, collaborate and learn from each other. Subject to all restrictions to control COVID19, this Y2Y engagement will bring together a balanced group of rural and urban non-indigenous and indigenous students over the weekend of October 8 to 10 at Camp Kawartha for relationship building activities focused on land-based education. This will provide an opportunity for these youth to build friendships with like-minded youth, learn Indigenous heritage, culture and treaty relationships, and develop hands-on understanding of nature and what it means to be a good steward of the land.   Nominations: Selected participants include 25 Indigenous and 25 Non-Indigenous youth currently attending grades 9 to 11. We hope to receive a diverse representation of Non-Indigenous applicants, including settlers from various countries and Non-Turtle Island Indigenous youth. Additionally, we are inclusive and welcome those who identify as Genderqueer, Non-binary and Two-spirit.   We are asking Indigenous Communities and Rotary Clubs, within the Williams Treaty Territory, District 7010 and District 7070, to nominate youth who have demonstrated leadership potential within their communities. Please see attached documents for details. Events have limited capacity and Nominees are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible by completing the online form
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • You are invited to the Rotaract Club of Willowdale-Smiles Dance Class. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends. Event: Rotaract Club of Willowdale-Smiles Dance Class Date: POSTPONED due to COVID issues/
  • Please join us for 2021 Virtual Convention: Rotary Opens Opportunities http://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/12Iamz2GZ0TbYwzUP7Z07ihwIOMu, 12-16 June. Registration opens in mid-April. This year’s event will connect you, virtually, with members around the world. It will open new opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary, near and far. Together, we’ll inspire action, strengthen our commitments, work on our challenges, and celebrate our successes.
  • Rotary D7070 virtual conference June 25/26. For Saturday June 26 clubs are encouraged to have Community Engagement. We are looking for ideas.    <https://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=9c01eb21-a164-4afa-957d-d45b36606329>*
  • D7070 Year End Celebration June 30 at 7pm.
  •  
  • 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.
 
Song: someday soon we hope
 
Sharing Pot: all are encouraged to share as they are able or willing.
 
Happy Bucks: sitting in the sun, wishing to get together, great video / history, thanks for Relay for Life donation, long weekend, good weather, nice walk with President Joyce, picked up garbage and took pictures, gardening, enjoyed presentation, moving in June to family, son Chris big award at York, building docks..
 
Rotary Minute:
 
Rotary and Rotarian's Doing Good in the World
Brighton Rotary News May 21 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News May 14 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs
 
Members: 8
 
Guests: Rotarian Bob Wallace and future Rotarian Jack Jacklyn
 
Correspondence:
 
1.We received a cheque from a sponsor for the Auction.
 
 
Smile: blush
 
R Clay reported that the WHO declares that there is enough 'youth' in the world. They are now searching for the fountain of 'smarts'..
 
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting Tuesday May 18th at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers Books a success. Currently have 8 available in inventory see R Chris if you sell another.
  • Bottle Drive re-scheduled for June 5 due to extension of Stay at Home Order.
  • Auction = we have $1,200 in cash donations and many items. Bidding has started. A few items are still coming in so check often and keep bidding. Share with your friends.
  • Hoselton designs will wait until after auction.
  • Looking for speakers for late May.
  • Update on water filters in Brasil: Filters expected to be distributed May 15-20.   
  • R Chris has created an e-mail address called "brightonrotary@cogeco.ca." Members should use this e-mail address for e-transfers (rather than personal e-mail address). It has been created with automatic deposit into the Brighton Rotary Operating Account at Royal Bank, so no secret question and answer will be necessary. We can also publish this new e-mail account when fundraising, to facilitate payments or donations from the general public. Chris
  • Proposed Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup scheduled for April 24 has been postponed to June due to Stay At Home Order.
  • We need at least 4 to attend District conference the end of June.
  •  
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • You are invited to the Rotaract Club of Willowdale-Smiles Dance Class. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends. Event: Rotaract Club of Willowdale-Smiles Dance Class Date: May 27, 2021 7:00 PM  - May 27, 2021 8:00 PM 
  • Please join us for 2021 Virtual Convention: Rotary Opens Opportunities http://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/12Iamz2GZ0TbYwzUP7Z07ihwIOMu, 12-16 June. Registration opens in mid-April. This year’s event will connect you, virtually, with members around the world. It will open new opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary, near and far. Together, we’ll inspire action, strengthen our commitments, work on our challenges, and celebrate our successes.
  •  You are invited to the  Rotaract District Conference. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends.Event:  Rotaract District Conference Date: May 08, 2021  - May 09, 2021, Fee $10.00. Location via Zoom.
  • Rotary International Foundation Gala May 12.
  • Rotary D7070 virtual conference June 25/26. For Saturday June 26 clubs are encouraged to have Community Engagement. We are looking for ideas.    <https://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=9c01eb21-a164-4afa-957d-d45b36606329>*
  • D7070 Year End Celebration June 30 at 7pm.
  •  
  • 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.
 
Song: someday soon we hope
 
Sharing Pot: all are encouraged to share as they are able or willing.
 
Happy Bucks: Jack is perfect and so cute, coming back to the world, walk in Proctor park, Polio eradication, great presentation, learned a lot, day by day, spoiled by two daughters and loving it, experience in India, putting patio furniture out today, informative presentation, warmer weather, moving presentation, gardening, Jack will not have to face polio, grand kids going home after 5 weeks.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
Recent Rotary Magazine article about honey bees living in a colony, they can't survive alone. They act as a family. Rotary too, when we work together can change the world such as eradicate Polio.
Brighton Rotary News May 14 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News May 7 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs
 
Members: 7 plus 1 our honourary Rotarian Jeff Brace
 
Guests: Colleen McBride
 
Correspondence:
 
1.We received a cheque from a sponsor for the Auction.
 
 
Smile: blush
 
A woman lost her husband while out shopping.  She phoned his cell phone.  He said “Do you remember that little jewellery store we went to years ago and you saw that lovely ring.  I said someday I was going to buy you that ring.”  She started to get excited.  Yes, yes.
 
Well I’m in the pub next door to it.
 
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting Tuesday May 18th at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers Books a success. Currently have 8 available in inventory see R Chris if you sell another.
  • Bottle Drive scheduled for May 22 due to extension of Stay at Home Order.
  • Auction items coming in with about 115 so far. Don't stop. Get items over to R Liesje's home. For auction, we are participating with Campbellford Rotary, to sell some items for their club.
  • Hoselton designs waiting on new equipment.
  • Looking for speakers for late May.
  • Update on water filters in Brasil: Filters expected to be distributed May 15-20.   
  • R Chris has created an e-mail address called "brightonrotary@cogeco.ca." Members should use this e-mail address for e-transfers (rather than personal e-mail address). It has been created with automatic deposit into the Brighton Rotary Operating Account at Royal Bank, so no secret question and answer will be necessary. We can also publish this new e-mail account when fundraising, to facilitate payments or donations from the general public. Chris
  • Proposed Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup scheduled for April 24 has been postponed to June due to Stay At Home Order.
  • The Municipality last year increased fee for lottery licenses from a flat $10 to 3% of the maximum winnings. This would be a significant cost to service clubs. Lead by the Legion, service clubs petitioned the Municipality to reconsider. At the May 3rd Council meeting it appears they will reconsider and appears support from some Councillors.
  • Zoom Friday morning meetings extended.
  • You are invited to the Rotaract Club of Willowdale-Smiles Dance Class. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends. Event: Rotaract Club of Willowdale-Smiles Dance Class Date: May 27, 2021 7:00 PM  - May 27, 2021 8:00 PM
  • Our May 11th meeting will be a joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Wellington.  We are pleased to have Mark Wafer join us to speak on Enabling the Disabled and how Covid is affecting disabled workers Mark Wafer is a former Tim Hortons restaurant owner from Toronto. During his 25 years as a business owner Mark and his wife Valarie hired almost 200 workers with disabilities in meaningful and competitively paid positions. On average, the Wafers employed 45 workers with disabilities from a workforce of 250 or 17% of their workforce. Mark believes there is a clear and compelling business case for real inclusion. Mark is a member of the Federal government’s panel on labour market initiatives for Canadians with disabilities and helped to create Canada's national strategy on disability employment. He is the co-founder of Canadian Business SenseAbility and was a member of Ontario's Economic Development partnership council. Mark is an advisor to many levels of government both nationally and around the world, he is a sought-after keynote speaker. Mark is a recipient of Canada's Meritorious Service Cross, the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship and was inducted into the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame in 2014  In his spare time Mark is a Motorsports enthusiast, race car driver and former amateur sports car champion
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Tuesday Talks- Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends. Event: Tuesday Talks- Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention  Date: May 11, 2021 7:00 PM  - May 11, 2021 8:00 PM  http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ON+Canada    Details: Your District Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Committee is very pleased to present: S. R. “MARTIN” RLA  Mediator, Architect & Social Entrepreneur Dedicated to Sustainability & Peacebuilding “Two Drops for Peace”: Building Resilient Communities Together  The lessons of the past year have demonstrated just how interconnected we all are and that no size community - urban or rural - is immune to violence.   
  • Please join us for 2021 Virtual Convention: Rotary Opens Opportunities http://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/12Iamz2GZ0TbYwzUP7Z07ihwIOMu, 12-16 June. Registration opens in mid-April. This year’s event will connect you, virtually, with members around the world. It will open new opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary, near and far. Together, we’ll inspire action, strengthen our commitments, work on our challenges, and celebrate our successes.
  •  You are invited to the  Rotaract District Conference. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends.Event:  Rotaract District Conference Date: May 08, 2021  - May 09, 2021, Fee $10.00. Location via Zoom.
  • Rotary International Foundation Gala May 12.
  • Rotary D7070 virtual conference June 25/26. For Saturday June 26 clubs are encouraged to have Community Engagement. We are looking for ideas.    <https://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=9c01eb21-a164-4afa-957d-d45b36606329>*
  • D7070 Year End Celebration June 30 at 7pm.
  •  
  • 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.
 
Song: someday soon we hope
 
Sharing Pot: all are encouraged to share as they are able or willing.
 
Happy Bucks: nice to be with Rotary this morning, interesting/ great / amazing presentation, if he wasn't so happy with Sandy there would be an alternative, wonderful community support in Brighton, memories of youth and marina and on the water, boat and calamities on the water and the stories they create, always happy everyday, informative, ground pounders and air guys didn't know what today's presentation was about, teenage years at family's fishing relatives and stupid people and those that put their lives at risk to save the stupid people. watching Search and Rescue training with grand kids.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
Recent Rotary Magazine article about mental health crisis, particularly during this COVID pandemic. 264 million people suffer from depression, and most in poorer nations have no help to deal with it.
Brighton Rotary News May 7 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News April 30 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs
 
Members: 7
 
Guests: Karen White and our intrepid Honourary Rotarian Jeff B
 
Correspondence:
 
1.We received a cheque from a sponsor for the Auction.
 
2. A letter from Relay for Life asking for support.
 
Smile: blush
 
A middle aged couple had two beautiful daughters but the husband wanted a son, so they decide to try one more time. The wife became pregnant and gave birth to a son. The husband was delighted but when he finally got to see him he was horrified that the baby was so ugly. He angrily accused his wife of fooling around behind his back because the baby didn’t look like his beautiful daughters. His wife commented “ not this time.”
 
Then from the grandchildren: Why do Seagulls fly over the sea and not the bay.
Because then they would be called 'bagels'.
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting Tuesday May 18th at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers Books a success. Currently have 8 available in inventory see R Chris if you sell another.
  • Bottle Drive scheduled for May 22 due to extension of Stay at Home Order.
  • Auction items coming in with about 60 so far. Don't stop. Get items over to R Liesje's home. For auction, we are participating with Campbellford Rotary, to sell some items for their club.
  • Hoselton designs waiting on new equipment.
  • Looking for speakers for late May.
  • Update on water filters in Brasil: Filters expected to be distributed May 15-20.   
  • R Chris has created an e-mail address called "brightonrotary@cogeco.ca." Members should use this e-mail address for e-transfers (rather than personal e-mail address). It has been created with automatic deposit into the Brighton Rotary Operating Account at Royal Bank, so no secret question and answer will be necessary. We can also publish this new e-mail account when fundraising, to facilitate payments or donations from the general public. Chris
  • Proposed Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup scheduled for April 24 has been postponed to June due to Stay At Home Order.
  •  
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Tuesday Talks- Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends. Event: Tuesday Talks- Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention  Date: May 11, 2021 7:00 PM  - May 11, 2021 8:00 PM  http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ON+Canada    Details: Your District Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Committee is very pleased to present: S. R. “MARTIN” RLA  Mediator, Architect & Social Entrepreneur Dedicated to Sustainability & Peacebuilding “Two Drops for Peace”: Building Resilient Communities Together  The lessons of the past year have demonstrated just how interconnected we all are and that no size community - urban or rural - is immune to violence.   
  • Please join us for 2021 Virtual Convention: Rotary Opens Opportunities http://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/12Iamz2GZ0TbYwzUP7Z07ihwIOMu, 12-16 June. Registration opens in mid-April. This year’s event will connect you, virtually, with members around the world. It will open new opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary, near and far. Together, we’ll inspire action, strengthen our commitments, work on our challenges, and celebrate our successes.
  •  You are invited to the  Rotaract District Conference. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends.Event:  Rotaract District Conference Date: May 08, 2021  - May 09, 2021, Fee $10.00. Location via Zoom.
  • Rotary International Foundation Gala May 12.
  • Rotary D7070 virtual conference June 25/26. For Saturday June 26 clubs are encouraged to have Community Engagement. We are looking for ideas.    <https://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=9c01eb21-a164-4afa-957d-d45b36606329>*
  • D7070 Year End Celebration June 30 at 7pm.
  •  
  • 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.
 
Song: someday soon we hope
 
Sharing Pot: all are encouraged to share as they are able or willing.
 
Happy Bucks: good to see the other Jeff, healthy and bouncy, grass taking off, buds on trees (some places actual leaves), another day, weather improving, family well with 1st shots, to join us on zoom, gardening, son from Africa stayed in hotel 3 days at $1100 all positive but wife bypassed hotel, birthday, picture as infant with mom and all smiles and giggles to learn infant is sister, grandkids week 3 going into 4 but all smiles and fun, vaccine May 5
 
Rotary Minute: Rotary Peace Centres
 
.Each year, the Rotary Foundation funds study for peace fellows at six Rotary Peace Centres, where they earn master's degrees or professional development certificates. Since 2002/03 more than 1,000 students from more than 120 countries have participated  at cost of over $50 million.
Brighton Rotary News April 30 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News April 23 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs
 
Members: 6
 
Guests: none so sad
 
Correspondence:
 
Smile: blush
 
only a grimace today
 
Announcements:
  • Next board meeting Tuesday May 18th at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers Books a success. Currently have 9 available in inventory see R Chris if you sell another.
  • Bottle Drive scheduled for May 15 pushed back another week to May 22 due to extension of Stay at Home Order.
  • Auction items coming in slowly, urgent to get items over to R Liesje's home. Rotarians can access the site to preview.
  • Hoselton designs waiting on new equipment.
  • Looking for speakers for late May.
  • Update on water filters in Brasil: Filters expected to be distributed May 15-20.   
  • R Chris has created an e-mail address called "brightonrotary@cogeco.ca." Members should use this e-mail address for e-transfers (rather than personal e-mail address). It has been created with automatic deposit into the Brighton Rotary Operating Account at Royal Bank, so no secret question and answer will be necessary. We can also publish this new e-mail account when fundraising, to facilitate payments or donations from the general public. Chris
  • Proposed Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup scheduled for April 24 has been postponed to June due to Stay At Home Order.
  • You are invited to the Tuesday Talks- Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends. Event: Tuesday Talks- Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention  Date: May 11, 2021 7:00 PM  - May 11, 2021 8:00 PM  http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ON+Canada    Details: Your District Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Committee is very pleased to present: S. R. “MARTIN” RLA  Mediator, Architect & Social Entrepreneur Dedicated to Sustainability & Peacebuilding “Two Drops for Peace”: Building Resilient Communities Together  The lessons of the past year have demonstrated just how interconnected we all are and that no size community - urban or rural - is immune to violence.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
 
  • You are invited to the Rotary Foundation Seminar . Please click on the link below to attend or decline.  Event: Rotary Foundation Seminar  Date: May 01, 2021 8:30 AM  - May 01, 2021 11:00 AM. The objective of this Rotary Foundation Seminar is to provide an overview of the Rotary Foundation and give the participants suggestions and guidelines for writing District and Global Grant project applications.
    use this link to register:http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50157/Event/rotary-foundation-seminar   Thank you For District 7070    
  • Please join us for 2021 Virtual Convention: Rotary Opens Opportunities http://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/12Iamz2GZ0TbYwzUP7Z07ihwIOMu, 12-16 June. Registration opens in mid-April. This year’s event will connect you, virtually, with members around the world. It will open new opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary, near and far. Together, we’ll inspire action, strengthen our commitments, work on our challenges, and celebrate our successes.
  •  You are invited to the  Rotaract District Conference. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends.Event:  Rotaract District Conference Date: May 08, 2021  - May 09, 2021, Fee $10.00. Location via Zoom.
  • Rotary International Foundation Gala May 12.
  • Rotary D7070 virtual conference June 25/26. For Saturday June 26 clubs are encouraged to have Community Engagement. We are looking for ideas.    <https://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=9c01eb21-a164-4afa-957d-d45b36606329>*
  • D7070 Year End Celebration June 30 at 7pm.
  • Ne
  • 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.
 
Song: someday soon we hope
 
Sharing Pot: all are encouraged to share as they are able or willing.
 
Happy Bucks: things going well, support from family, sun shine, green grass and cutting grass, white stuff gone, Rotary Youth Exchange Program, working outside, COVID shot.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
R Clay shared that on CBC's Power and Politics that the Rotary Club of Cobourg was featured for the successful and efficient setting up of a vaccine clinic in Cobourg.
Brighton Rotary News April 23 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News April 16 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0; https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs
 
Members: 7
 
Guests: Meaghan Macdonald of Habitat for Humanity Northumberland
 
Correspondence:
 
Thank you letter from Brighton's Fare Share Food Bank for Rotary's donation.
General letter and request for support from Canadian Cancer Society - Daffodil campaign
General news letter and request for support from Youth Unlimited.
 
Smile: blush
 
I may appear calm on the outside, but it feels like pigeons are fighting over a french fry in my head.
 
(that's all I got - pun from R Liesje from her son Chris)
 
Announcements:
  • Congratulations R Emily and Mark on birth of their son Jack, 8lbs 11 oz April 5 if I have info correct.
  • We will have a board meeting Tuesday April 20 at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers Books are going well. We have 146 out for sale, R Chris has cash back for 139 sold, only 1 in stock, but 10 more ordered.
  • Bottle Drive scheduled for April 17 will be cancelled due to Stay at Home Order. Next bottle drive will be May 15.
  • Auction items coming in slowly, urgent to get items over to R Liesje's home.
  • Hoselton designs waiting on new equipment.
  • Looking for speakers.
  • Update on water filters in Brasil: Filters purchased and hope to deliver April 10th pending okay from government and pandemic restrictions. See the following link for 2 minute video R Liesje created for Brighton with help from former exchange student Eloisa. Liesje  https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs    
  • R Chris has created an e-mail address called "brightonrotary@cogeco.ca." Members should use this e-mail address for e-transfers (rather than personal e-mail address). It has been created with automatic deposit into the Brighton Rotary Operating Account at Royal Bank, so no secret question and answer will be necessary. We can also publish this new e-mail account when fundraising, to facilitate payments or donations from the general public. Chris
  • Proposed Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup scheduled for April 24 has been postponed to June due to Stay At Home Order.
  • Members were invited to an International joint meeting via Zoom April 16 at noon between the Oshawa Rotary Club and the East Moscow Russia club.
  • The Rotary Club of Northumberland Sunrise are hosting a Mother's Day Brunch Fundraiser. You pick up a box lunch from one of 5 Port Hope restaurants for $40 ($15 goes to club).
  • Rotary D7070 virtual conference June 25/26. For Saturday June 26 clubs are encouraged to have Community Engagement. We are looking for ideas.    <https://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=9c01eb21-a164-4afa-957d-d45b36606329>*
  • D7070 Year End Celebration June 30 at 7pm.
  • Earth Day Celebration virtually - Wednesday April 21 at 7pm. <https://rotary7070.org/event/d7070-earth-day-great-lakes-watershed-cleanup/>
  • Rotary International Foundation Gala May 12.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
 
  •   You are invited to the Rotary Foundation Seminar . Please click on the link below to attend or decline.  Event: Rotary Foundation Seminar  Date: May 01, 2021 8:30 AM  - May 01, 2021 11:00 AM. The objective of this Rotary Foundation Seminar is to provide an overview of the Rotary Foundation and give the participants suggestions and guidelines for writing District and Global Grant project applications.
    use this link to register:http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50157/Event/rotary-foundation-seminar   Thank you For District 7070    
  • Please join us for 2021 Virtual Convention: Rotary Opens Opportunities http://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/12Iamz2GZ0TbYwzUP7Z07ihwIOMu, 12-16 June. Registration opens in mid-April. This year’s event will connect you, virtually, with members around the world. It will open new opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary, near and far. Together, we’ll inspire action, strengthen our commitments, work on our challenges, and celebrate our successes.
  •  You are invited to the  Rotaract District Conference. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends.Event:  Rotaract District Conference Date: May 08, 2021  - May 09, 2021, Fee $10.00. Location via Zoom.
  •  
  • New or Updated District Policies as reviewed and approved by the  District 7070 Governance Committee District 7070 Guideline of Policies and Procedures and District Leadership Plan – The major changes in the document include the restructuring of the Zones for the Foundation Walk, the reference to the policies attached and the removal of the list of awards. District 7070 Youth Exchange Policies and Procedures – This is a current policy that has been updated to make it more modern.  There was a question at the Governance Committee regarding the definition of a volunteer and whether all members of a club are captured in the definition.  I have connected with Patti on this and she stressed that the definition is consistent with youth exchange policies and is already in place in the District.  We will have further discussion at a future meeting. RI Policy Abuse and Harassment – This is a new policy that is required by law. District 7070 Vulnerable Sector Protection Policy – This is a new policy that replaces the short policy statement that we had in the P&P. Crisis Management Plan – We were asked to prepare a plan to guide us in a crisis.  It was created using the RI and other District policies as a template.   Thank you in advance for your time and attention to these important additions or updates to our District 7070 Policies & Procedures.  Yours in Rotary, DGE Ron
  •  
  •  
  • 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.
 
Song: someday soon we hope
 
Sharing Pot: all are encouraged to share as they are able or willing.
 
Happy Bucks: great presentation, spot on for not being a morning person, enjoy weekly meetings, the weather, to be with Rotarians, no white stuff, outside gardening, endearing and great organization, income tax returns done (6), audition for commercial for Andy and Liesje, not normally a morning person but Rotary worth it, grand kids here, tutoring.
 
Rotary Minute:
The Rotary Foundation - Annual Fund
 
Annual Fund contributions help support our humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives. Your Rotary club or district can apply for grants from the Foundation to invest in projects and provide scholarships, all made possible through the ongoing financial support of Every Rotarian, Every Year.
Brighton Rotary News April 16 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News April 9 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0
 
Members: 6
 
Guests: Rotarian Bob Wallace from the Rotary Club of Port Hope, and former inbound exchange student Daniella Danielsen from the Faro Islands
 
Correspondence:
 
Thank you card from Brighton District Figure Skating Club for our support.
Cheque from an Auction donor.
 
Smile: blush
 
Joyce and Shane were in bed.
The doorbell rings, Shane gets up and goes to the door, where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push.
"Not a chance!" says Shane. "It's three o'clock in the morning!"
He slams the door and returns to bed.
"Who was that?" asked his wife.
"Just some drunk guy asking for a push." he answers.
"Did you help him?" she asks.
"No, I did not! It's three in the morning and it's pouring out!"
"Well, you have a short memory." says Joyce. "Can't you remember about three months ago when we broke down and those two guys helped us? I think you should help him and you should be ashamed of yourself!"
Shane does as he is told, gets dressed, and goes out into the pounding rain.
He calls out into the dark, "Hello, are you still there?"
"Yes." comes back the answer.
"Do you still need a push?" calls out Shane.
"Yes, please!" comes the reply from the dark.
"Where are you?" asks Shane.
"Over here, on the swing."
 
Announcements:
  • Congratulations R Emily and Mark on birth of their son Jack.
  • We will have a board meeting Tuesday April 20 at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers Books are going well. We have 146 out for sale, R Chris has cash back for 103 sold.
  • Bottle Drive scheduled for April 17 will be cancelled due to Stay at Home Order. Next bottle drive will be May 15.
  • Auction items coming in slowly, urgent to get items over to R Liesje's home.
  • Hoselton designs waiting on new equipment.
  • Looking for speakers.
  • Update on water filters in Brasil: Filters purchased and hope to deliver April 10th pending okay from government and pandemic restrictions. See the following link for 2 minute video R Liesje created for Brighton with help from former exchange student Eloisa. Liesje  https://youtu.be/o83riO_4YQs    
  • R Chris has created an e-mail address called "brightonrotary@cogeco.ca." Members should use this e-mail address for e-transfers (rather than personal e-mail address). It has been created with automatic deposit into the Brighton Rotary Operating Account at Royal Bank, so no secret question and answer will be necessary. We can also publish this new e-mail account when fundraising, to facilitate payments or donations from the general public. Chris
  • Proposed Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup scheduled for April 24 has been postponed to June due to Stay At Home Order.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
 
  •   You are invited to the Rotary Foundation Seminar . Please click on the link below to attend or decline.  Event: Rotary Foundation Seminar  Date: May 01, 2021 8:30 AM  - May 01, 2021 11:00 AM. The objective of this Rotary Foundation Seminar is to provide an overview of the Rotary Foundation and give the participants suggestions and guidelines for writing District and Global Grant project applications.
    use this link to register:http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50157/Event/rotary-foundation-seminar   Thank you For District 7070    
  • Please join us for 2021 Virtual Convention: Rotary Opens Opportunities http://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/12Iamz2GZ0TbYwzUP7Z07ihwIOMu, 12-16 June. Registration opens in mid-April. This year’s event will connect you, virtually, with members around the world. It will open new opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary, near and far. Together, we’ll inspire action, strengthen our commitments, work on our challenges, and celebrate our successes.
  •  You are invited to the  Rotaract District Conference. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends.Event:  Rotaract District Conference Date: May 08, 2021  - May 09, 2021, Fee $10.00. Location via Zoom.
  • Last year, we launched a new strategic plan for Rotary District 7070 (see attached).    To help us monitor the effectiveness of this plan, we are now issuing this short survey.
  • New or Updated District Policies as reviewed and approved by the  District 7070 Governance Committee District 7070 Guideline of Policies and Procedures and District Leadership Plan – The major changes in the document include the restructuring of the Zones for the Foundation Walk, the reference to the policies attached and the removal of the list of awards. District 7070 Youth Exchange Policies and Procedures – This is a current policy that has been updated to make it more modern.  There was a question at the Governance Committee regarding the definition of a volunteer and whether all members of a club are captured in the definition.  I have connected with Patti on this and she stressed that the definition is consistent with youth exchange policies and is already in place in the District.  We will have further discussion at a future meeting. RI Policy Abuse and Harassment – This is a new policy that is required by law. District 7070 Vulnerable Sector Protection Policy – This is a new policy that replaces the short policy statement that we had in the P&P. Crisis Management Plan – We were asked to prepare a plan to guide us in a crisis.  It was created using the RI and other District policies as a template.   Thank you in advance for your time and attention to these important additions or updates to our District 7070 Policies & Procedures.  Yours in Rotary, DGE Ron
  •  
  • You are invited to the 'Tuesday Talks' April- Toastmasters. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends.  Event: 'Tuesday  Talks' April- Toastmasters  Date: Apr 13, 2021 7:00 PM  - Apr 13, 2021 8:00 PM  Fee:   Location: ON Canada  http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ON+Canada    Details: Join Peter Hernandez, Award Winning Inspirational Speaker, Rotarian & Toastmaster And Mark Blackmore, Toastmasters Area Director, District 60 Division E Area 44  On Tues. April 13th @ 7pm-8pm   This Tuesday Talk aims to answer 3 key questions: What is Toastmasters? What will it do for me? How will it improve the Rotary experience?
  •  
  • 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.
 
Song: someday soon we hope
 
Sharing Pot: all are encouraged to share as they are able or willing.
 
Happy Bucks: for days north with family where there is still some snow, family, mom feeling good, dad has mini Cooper, weather, work at home, presentation, to have Daniella with us, School on Monday, meeting with Friends in Faro Islands with no restrictions, .golf courses opening, took old car out for drive yesterday, grand kids next week.
 
Rotary Minute:
from Bill Gates: ' We are achingly close to getting rid of polio - more than 99 percent of the way there. Finishing the job is a big challenge, but it is very doable if we keep up the effort'.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been a huge supporter of Rotary's Polio Plus campaign.
Brighton Rotary News April 9 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News March 26 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0
 
Members: 7
 
Guests: Rotarian Bob Biffei President of the Rotary Club of Port Hope.
 
Correspondence:
 
cheque from R Daniel for Diners and Duffers ad.
 
Smile: blush
 
From R Liesje:
(Read with an Irish accent)
Catholic Priest Father Bobby while driving is stopped by a police officer for driving erratically. When the police officer asks what the Father is drinking the Priest says water. The police officer asks to see the water which he is given. The police officer tells him that it is not water, but wine. The Priest exclaims 'Holy Father! he's done it again'.
 
Announcements:.
  • We will have a board meeting Tuesday April 20 at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers Books are going fast. We originally got 125 and have received another 11 from Stirling Club. They are $35 each. Please advise R Chris if you have any not sold or need more.
  • Bottle Drive March 20, 2021 a big success. Trailer full mid-day. R Craig got his trailer and using it and truck took two loads to Beer store, the second time to Colborne because Brighton store had no more room. Gross earnings $1180 for the day. A big thanks to returned exchange student Ethan Taylor who worked hard with us for 4 hours.
  • $500 from bottle drive committed to Food Bank and another $500 to young local 4 year old Mason through Five Counties for his special needs.
  • Next Bottle Drive to be held Saturday April 17th.
  • Auction Committee meeting for planned on-line auction in May. Go out and collect donations!!
  • Hoselton designs waiting on new equipment.
  • Looking for speakers in late April.
  • Update on water filters in Brasil: Filters purchased and hope to deliver April 10th pending okay from government and pandemic restrictions. They will make video and looking for input from participating clubs.
  • Some of the Cobourg Rotarians took it upon themselves to ensure that all preparations were in place when the call arrived to prepare the sight at the Cobourg Community centre. When it arrived, they mobilized their team and the CCC was ready in 24 hours. Now it’s time for us to do what we do best - volunteer-. We will be requiring about 60 volunteers per day , 30 per 4 hour shifts. ( 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) Volunteers will not be put in harms way and will be totally equipped with the necessary protection. Some of the jobs will be di rectional, parking assistance, helping the elderly, etc.. If anyone is interested in volunteering please let me know your preferred time slot and dates. See attached information from the Rotary Club of Cobourg.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
 
  • You are invited to the New Members Gettogether - April 8th. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends.  This will be of interest to Rotarians who have joined in the past 2 years.  Event: New Members Gettogether - April 8th  Date: Apr 08, 2021 7:00 PM  - Apr 08, 2021 8:00 PM  Fee:  Location: Zoom  http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ON+Canada  
  • Please join us for 2021 Virtual Convention: Rotary Opens Opportunities http://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/12Iamz2GZ0TbYwzUP7Z07ihwIOMu, 12-16 June. Registration opens in mid-April. This year’s event will connect you, virtually, with members around the world. It will open new opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary, near and far. Together, we’ll inspire action, strengthen our commitments, work on our challenges, and celebrate our successes.
  • Youth Exchange - The Inside Scoop Date: Mar 30, 2021 7:00 PM  - Mar 30, 2021 8:00 PM 
  • Last year, we launched a new strategic plan for Rotary District 7070 (see attached).    To help us monitor the effectiveness of this plan, we are now issuing this short survey.
  • New or Updated District Policies as reviewed and approved by the  District 7070 Governance Committee District 7070 Guideline of Policies and Procedures and District Leadership Plan – The major changes in the document include the restructuring of the Zones for the Foundation Walk, the reference to the policies attached and the removal of the list of awards. District 7070 Youth Exchange Policies and Procedures – This is a current policy that has been updated to make it more modern.  There was a question at the Governance Committee regarding the definition of a volunteer and whether all members of a club are captured in the definition.  I have connected with Patti on this and she stressed that the definition is consistent with youth exchange policies and is already in place in the District.  We will have further discussion at a future meeting. RI Policy Abuse and Harassment – This is a new policy that is required by law. District 7070 Vulnerable Sector Protection Policy – This is a new policy that replaces the short policy statement that we had in the P&P. Crisis Management Plan – We were asked to prepare a plan to guide us in a crisis.  It was created using the RI and other District policies as a template.   Thank you in advance for your time and attention to these important additions or updates to our District 7070 Policies & Procedures.  Yours in Rotary, DGE Ron
  • I'm a member and past-president of the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline. We are currently organizing a fundraiser that may be of interest to members of Rotary Club of Brighton. It is a virtual "walk" around Bali and it aims tocombat sedentarity caused by the current situation and raise our spirits by change in scenery. Could you please share this fundraiser with your club members?Your mission, if you accept it, is to visit Bali virtually with the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline:- Travel 466 km in 8 to 12 weeks (or longer if needed)- Use exercise and physical activities of your choice to advance on the map of Bali, such as daily steps, walks, runs, bike rides, home workouts or even yoga- See yourself advance on the map of Bali as you log exercises- See in 360 degrees where you are in Bali and visit virtually- Learn about Bali culture and attractions through messages when you reach certain milestones on the map- Earn a virtual finisher certificate when you complete the route- Support the Rotary Foundation and projects of the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline$20 CAD to join Sign up here: https://www.myvirtualmission.com/missions/63986/virtual-walk-around-baliYou can get more information here: https://torontoskylinerotary.org/virtual-walk-around-bali/This is a fundraiser of the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline and it is open to everyone. All fitness levels are welcome! People can join until April 18thPlease let me know if you have any questions. Also, if there is an interest, I can join one of your upcoming virtual meetings to give a quick overview of the fundraiser.Sincerely, Odile
  • You are invited to the 'Tuesday Talks' April- Toastmasters. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends.  Event: 'Tuesday  Talks' April- Toastmasters  Date: Apr 13, 2021 7:00 PM  - Apr 13, 2021 8:00 PM  Fee:   Location: ON Canada  http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ON+Canada    Details: Join Peter Hernandez, Award Winning Inspirational Speaker, Rotarian & Toastmaster And Mark Blackmore, Toastmasters Area Director, District 60 Division E Area 44  On Tues. April 13th @ 7pm-8pm   This Tuesday Talk aims to answer 3 key questions: What is Toastmasters? What will it do for me? How will it improve the Rotary experience?
  •  
  • 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.
 
Song: someday soon we hope
 
Sharing Pot: all are encouraged to share as they are able or willing.
 
Happy Bucks: club money for the bank, rain that is needed, starting 2nd cycle of Kemo, still around, spring and getting out, things opening up, great day out, happy to be hear, Friday, got vaccinated, things greening up.
 
Rotary Minute:
from Bill Gates: ' We are achingly close to getting rid of polio - more than 99 percent of the way there. Finishing the job is a big challenge, but it is very doable if we keep up the effort'.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been a huge supporter of Rotary's Polio Plus campaign.
Brighton Rotary News March 26 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News March 19 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0
 
Members: 8
 
Guests: Rotarian Heather Drakes of Oshawa Parkwood (Chair of D7070 DEI Committee), Rotarian Sir Courtney Doldron of North York, Rotarian John Cairns of Belleville, and Rotaractor Nakita Williams from Rotaract Club of Toronto - All members with our own Rotarian Emily of the DEI Committee.
 
Correspondence:
 
none
 
Smile: blush
 
Without R Craig, the jokes are not getting any better. The question now is will they with R Craig?
 
There is a new Swedish Vaccine available - you have to put it together -  IKEA!
 
Riddle from R Liesje from last week:
A father and son were in a traffic accident. The father was killed and the son was seriously injured. At the hospital the Doctor, when learning who the patient was, said they could not operate because the patient ws their son. Who was the Doctor? Answer - The Doctor was the boys mother.
 
Announcements:.
  • We will have a board meeting Tuesday March 23 at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers Books are available and going fast. We originally got 125 and 90 spoken for. They will be at Bottle drive depot Saturday March 20th, or ask R Chris. We expect we can get a few more if we run out but no guarantees. They are $35 each.
  • Bottle Drive at Curling Club parking lot March 20, 2021. 10am to 2pm.
  • Auction Committee meeting for planned on-line auction in May. Go out and collect donations!!
  • Hoselton designs waiting on new equipment.
  • Looking for speakers in late April.
  • Update on water filters in Brasil: Filters purchased and hope to deliver April 10th pending okay from government and pandemic restrictions. They will make video and looking for input from participating clubs.
  • In the last couple of days things have moved at lightning speed regarding preparations to start vaccinations. Some of the Cobourg Rotarians took it upon themselves to ensure that all preparations were in place when the call arrived to prepare the sight at the Cobourg Community centre. When it arrived, they mobilized their team and the CCC was ready in 24 hours. Now it’s time for us to do what we do best - volunteer-. We will be requiring about 60 volunteers per day , 30 per 4 hour shifts. ( 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) Volunteers will not be put in harms way and will be totally equipped with the necessary protection. Some of the jobs will be di rectional, parking assistance, helping the elderly, etc.. If anyone is interested in volunteering please let me know your preferred time slot and dates. See attached information from the Rotary Club of Cobourg.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
 
  • You are invited to the New Members Gettogether - April 8th. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends.  This will be of interest to Rotarians who have joined in the past 2 years.  Event: New Members Gettogether - April 8th  Date: Apr 08, 2021 7:00 PM  - Apr 08, 2021 8:00 PM  Fee:  Location: Zoom  http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ON+Canada  
  • I'm a member and past-president of the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline. We are currently organizing a fundraiser that may be of interest to members of Rotary Club of Brighton. It is a virtual "walk" around Bali and it aims tocombat sedentarity caused by the current situation and raise our spirits by change in scenery. Could you please share this fundraiser with your club members?Your mission, if you accept it, is to visit Bali virtually with the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline:- Travel 466 km in 8 to 12 weeks (or longer if needed)- Use exercise and physical activities of your choice to advance on the map of Bali, such as daily steps, walks, runs, bike rides, home workouts or even yoga- See yourself advance on the map of Bali as you log exercises- See in 360 degrees where you are in Bali and visit virtually- Learn about Bali culture and attractions through messages when you reach certain milestones on the map- Earn a virtual finisher certificate when you complete the route- Support the Rotary Foundation and projects of the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline$20 CAD to join Sign up here: https://www.myvirtualmission.com/missions/63986/virtual-walk-around-baliYou can get more information here: https://torontoskylinerotary.org/virtual-walk-around-bali/This is a fundraiser of the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline and it is open to everyone. All fitness levels are welcome! People can join until April 18thPlease let me know if you have any questions. Also, if there is an interest, I can join one of your upcoming virtual meetings to give a quick overview of the fundraiser.Sincerely, Odile
  • You are invited to the 'Tuesday Talks' April- Toastmasters. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends.  Event: 'Tuesday  Talks' April- Toastmasters  Date: Apr 13, 2021 7:00 PM  - Apr 13, 2021 8:00 PM  Fee:   Location: ON Canada  http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ON+Canada    Details: Join Peter Hernandez, Award Winning Inspirational Speaker, Rotarian & Toastmaster And Mark Blackmore, Toastmasters Area Director, District 60 Division E Area 44  On Tues. April 13th @ 7pm-8pm   This Tuesday Talk aims to answer 3 key questions: What is Toastmasters? What will it do for me? How will it improve the Rotary experience?
  • Rotary Club of Ajax celebrating 70 years March 21, 2021.
  • Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup April 24, 2021. Join 15 Districts and 500 clubs. Consider cleaning up along Butler Creek in Brighton.
  •  
  • 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.
 
Song: someday soon we hope
 
Sharing Pot: all are encouraged to share as they are able or willing.
 
Happy Bucks: diversity, son James has license, no car but willing errand boy, excellent presentation, parents get vaccine today, love being here, DEI, washer fixed no more trips to laundry mat, always happy, see Treasurer promised money, Spring, trip to bank with money, fund raising efforts starting, hair cut today.
 
Rotary Minute: Enjoy the weekend - Spring is here
Brighton Rotary News March 19 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News March 5 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0
 
Members: 7
 
Guests: Rotarian Rob Pope from Campbellford, Rotarian Richard Mewhinney from the Rotary Club of Newmarket
 
Correspondence:
 
1. ENSS letter regarding end of year Awards for Graduating students (Technology, Geography / Environmental Studies, Business).
 
Smile: blush
 
Four men were at the NHH waiting for their wives to deliver.  The Dr. told the 1st man that he had twins and the man said “that’s strange – I work for the Minnesota Twins”  The Dr. told the 2nd man that he had triplets & the man said “I work for 3M”.  The 3rd man was told he had quadruplets & he said “weird, I work for 4 Seasons”  The last man said “I don’t want to hear it – I work for Venture 13”.
 
(R Craig you are missed)
 
Announcements:.
  • We will have a board meeting Tuesday March 23 at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers Books drafted and being proofed. Expect available mid March for sale beginning March 20 for old price of $35 each.
  • Bottle Drive at Curling Club parking lot March 20, 2021. We can sell Diners and Duffers books this day. Duty roster being filled.
  • Auction Committee meeting for planned on-line auction in May.
  • Jan Hoselton expecting new equipment to help with proposed designs.
  • Looking for speakers in late April.
  • Update on water filters in Brasil: Filters purchased and hope to deliver April 10th pending okay from government and pandemic restrictions. They will make video and looking for input from participating clubs.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Colborne Rotary holding St. Patrick's Day take home style dinner Friday March 12th. Catered by King's Plate. Drive through pick up at Keeler Centre in Colborne.
  • D7070 Tuesday Talks - March 9th will be Youth Services and our former inbound Exchange Students Eloisa will be a presenter. Go to District Website to sign up..
  • 2020 Rotary District Conference theme is 'Heroes and Champions' and will be now April 9 to 11, 2021, at Pan Pacific Toronto (formerly Weston Prince Hotel). District is working on how to move forward with this event, possibly some 'in person' events and virtually.
  • Rotary Club of Ajax celebrating 70 years March 21, 2021.
  • Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup April 24, 2021. Join 15 Districts and 500 clubs. Consider cleaning up along Butler Creek in Brighton.
  • Celebrating Women in Rotary D7070 March 8, 2021. District looking to form a committee to recognize and celebrate International Women's Day March 8.
  • 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.
 
Song: someday soon we hope
 
Sharing Pot: all are encouraged to share as they are able or willing.
 
Happy Bucks: enjoyed presentation, happy every day, good family support, weather, walking, great presentation, spring, good dog, amazing when working with others, snow melting, green technology, sun shining a great day, wonderful presentation, need more lives to live, mother starting biological kemo, another article about Andy and Liesje, love life, to see grandkids (5th birthday).
 
Rotary Minute: from R Chris from RI magazine
 
To go into or out of a COVID-19 patient’s room, we have a process. There’s a little vestibule between the hallway and the patient’s room. Before you go into the room, you wash your hands and then you put on a gown, gloves, and a helmet that goes over your whole head and neck. It is important to show my patients that behind all of these layers, I’m still just like them. I try to reassure them that they’re not alone. When you leave the room, you take off your gown and your gloves in the vestibule, throw them away, wash your hands, put on another pair of gloves, then take off your shield. You have to clean the shield and hang it to dry, and then you have to take your gloves off and wash your hands again.
 
 
 
 
Brighton Rotary News March 5 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Feb 26 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0
 
Members: 7
 
Guests: Former Inbound Exchange Student Eloisa de Castro Costa
 
Correspondence: none
 
Smile: blush
 
A group of people are waiting at a bus stop. None of them are smiling or animated in any way until one man started chuckling and then laughing out loud. At first people smiled a little and bit by bit they also started chuckling and then laughing. It was infectious.
What started the man laughing was an article about two lawyers discussing the ethical concerns of a doctor making love to one of his patients. One lawyer said that was a particularly straightforward case while the other one thought it may be problematic because the doctor was a vet.
(R Craig you are missed)
 
Announcements:.
  • We will have a board meeting Tuesday March 23 at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers Books drafted and being proofed. Expect available mid March for sale beginning March 20 for old price of $35 each.
  • Possible Bottle Drive at Curling Club parking lot March 20, 2021. We can sell Diners and Duffers books this day.
  • Auction Committee meeting for planned on-line auction in May.
  • Jan Hoselton expecting new equipment to help with proposed designs.
  • Looking for speakers for March / April.
  • Update on water filters in Brasil: Filters purchased and hope to deliver April 10th pending okay from government and pandemic restrictions. They will make video and looking for input from participating clubs.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Colborne Rotary holding St. Patrick's Day take home style dinner Friday March 12th. Catered by King's Plate. Drive through pick up at Keeler Centre in Colborne.
  • D7070 Tuesday Talks - March 9th will be Youth Services and our former inbound Exchange Students Eloisa will be a presenter. Go to District Website to sign up..
  • 2020 Rotary District Conference theme is 'Heroes and Champions' and will be now April 9 to 11, 2021, at Pan Pacific Toronto (formerly Weston Prince Hotel). District is working on how to move forward with this event, possibly some 'in person' events and virtually.
  • Rotary Club of Ajax celebrating 70 years March 21, 2021.
  • Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup April 24, 2021. Join 15 Districts and 500 clubs. Consider cleaning up along Butler Creek in Brighton.
  • Celebrating Women in Rotary D7070 March 8, 2021. District looking to form a committee to recognize and celebrate International Women's Day March 8.
  • Rotary Club of Parkdale High Park Humber hosting 'le Carnival Haiti' Sunday February 28 from 4:30pm to 6pm via Zoom. Tickets $20. https://lecarnivalhaiti.eventbrite.com Dress for your Caribbean Holiday, get festive and ready to party. Proceeds to HANWASH, the aucacious Rotaryinspired group that aims to sustainable bring fresh clean water to every home in Haiti. Get ready to learn how to make classic street food in Creole style, take Konpa dance lesson, discover how to make exclusive Carnival cocktail, enjoy Haitian music, and tour Haiti. Have fun and do good.
  • 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.
 
Song: someday soon we hope
 
Sharing Pot: all are encouraged to share as they are able or willing.
 
Happy Bucks: waiting for things to happen, a good day, feeling well, 5 days to hair cut, Eloisa with us today, sunny day, snow going, Fran good news from Doctor, walks in morning with moon light to west and sunrise to the east, spring like, sitting on deck in sun.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
“In the end, more than they wanted Freedom they wanted Security. And in their quest for it all - Security, Comfort and Freedom - they lost it all. When the Athenians wanted finally not to give to society but for society to give to them: When the Freedom they wished for most was the Freedom from Responsibility, then Athens ceased to be Free." Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) English Historian
 
 
 
 
Brighton Rotary News Feb 26 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News February 19 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0
 
Members: 8
 
Guests: Carole Pacella
 
Correspondence:
 
1.
 
 
Smile: blush
 
R Chris is hesitant to tell the Club that there was good news and bad news with regard to Club finances and our.  The Good News – the Club has all the money to meet all of our approved donations.  The Bad News – it’s still in the members pockets.
 
(Don't you miss R Craig)
 
Announcements:.
  • We will have a board meeting Tuesday February 23 at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers committee meeting held Feb 17. Books drafted and being proofed. Expect available mid March for sale beginning March 20 for old price of $35 each.
  • Possible Bottle Drive at Curling Club parking lot March 19, 2021.
  • We will organize committee meeting for proposed spring virtual auction soon.
  • Jan Hoselton expecting new equipment to help with proposed designs.
  • Looking for speakers for March.
  • Update on water filters in Brasil: Filters purchased and hope to deliver April 10th pending okay from government and pandemic restrictions. They will make video and looking for input from participating clubs.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Colborne Rotary holding St. Patrick's Day take home style dinner Friday March 12th. Catered by King's Plate. Drive through pick up at Keeler Centre in Colborne.
  • Colborne Rotary holding food drive for Cramahe food Bank for Easter.
  • 2020 Rotary District Conference theme is 'Heroes and Champions' and will be now April 9 to 11, 2021, at Pan Pacific Toronto (formerly Weston Prince Hotel). District is working on how to move forward with this event, possibly some 'in person' events and virtually.
  • Rotary Club of Ajax celebrating 70 years March 21, 2021.
  • Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup April 24, 2021. Join 15 Districts and 500 clubs. Consider cleaning up along Butler Creek in Brighton.
  • Celebrating Women in Rotary D7070 March 8, 2021. District looking to form a committee to recognize and celebrate International Women's Day March 8.
  • Rotary Club of Parkdale High Park Humber hosting 'le Carnival Haiti' Sunday February 28 from 4:30pm to 6pm via Zoom. Tickets $20. https://lecarnivalhaiti.eventbrite.com Dress for your Caribbean Holiday, get festive and ready to party. Proceeds to HANWASH, the aucacious Rotaryinspired group that aims to sustainable bring fresh clean water to every home in Haiti. Get ready to learn how to make classic street food in Creole style, take Konpa dance lesson, discover how to make exclusive Carnival cocktail, enjoy Haitian music, and tour Haiti. Have fun and do good.
  • Grow Rotary Workshop Feb 27th.
  • 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.
 
Song: someday soon we hope
 
Sharing Pot: all are encouraged to share as they are able or willing.
 
Happy Bucks: Living 4 way test, hair cut yesterday, virtual RLI 3 not so great, back to PETS, beautiful morning (snow), Eloisa doing well in Ottawa but looks to get out, always happy like father, new oral drug this week with less side effects, to see R Chris and Fran and attach dog, Cogeco service, last day of work for year +, nice Valentine's dinner from Gables, got out on bay to snow shoe with lots of skiers and snowmobilers also para-sailing, speaker and presentation, every week that much closer to spring, musical performance.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
“There is nothing as necessary for men as dancing…Without dancing a  man can do nothing… All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes  that fill the history books, the blunders of politicians, the  miscarriages of great commanders, all this comes from lack of skill in dancing…When a man has been guilty of a mistake, either in ordering his  own affairs, or in directing those of the State, or in commanding and  army, do we not always say: So and so has made a false step in this  affair?...And can making a false step drive from anything but lack of  skill in dancing?” Jean Baptiste Moliere
 
 
 
 
Brighton Rotary News February 19 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Feb 12 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0
 
Members: 7
 
Guests: Robin Brooks
 
Correspondence:
 
1. Catalogue from Blue Imp Play Structures.
 
 
Smile: blush
 
One day Jimmy got home early from school and his Mom asked, "Why are you home so early?" He answered, "Because I was the only one that answered a  question in my class." She said, "Wow, my son is a genius. What was the question?" Jimmy replied, "The question was 'Who threw the trash can at the principal's head?'
 
(Don't you miss R Craig)
 
From our Guest: What is the definition of an Anti Social person? Someone who's life does not change during a Pandemic.
 
Announcements:.
  • We will have a board meeting Tuesday February 23 at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers committee meeting via Zoom scheduled for Feb 17 at 7pm.
  • R Emily's special date is April 17. She only has a few more days into the office.
  • We will organize committee meeting for proposed spring virtual auction soon.
  • Jan Hoselton expecting new equipment to help with proposed designs.
  • R Emily and R John Cairns making Diversity and Inclusion presentation to Rotary Club of Wellington March 15 and willing to present to Brighton after. (sign her up). Possible March 19th.
  • We now have the Singing Trophy back from Reilly's. As old trophy was full and due to unique nature, putting new base on bottom was problem so all old winners were put on one large plaque at back and we have started with new 2020 virtual winner, the Rotary Club of Oshawa with new plaque on front. We will have to figure out way to make presentation, possibly in conjunction with District Conference and think about 2021 Interclub and singing contest.
  • Looking for speakers for March.
  • R Chris suggested we may look to support family in Brighton with gofundme page for son in need.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 2020 Rotary District Conference theme is 'Heroes and Champions' and will be now April 9 to 11, 2021, at Pan Pacific Toronto (formerly Weston Prince Hotel). District is working on how to move forward with this event, possibly some 'in person' events and virtually.
  • Rotary Club of Ajax celebrating 70 years March 21, 2021.
  • Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup April 24, 2021. Join 15 Districts and 500 clubs. Consider cleaning up along Butler Creek in Brighton.
  • Celebrating Women in Rotary D7070 March 8, 2021. District looking to form a committee to recognize and celebrate International Women's Day March 8.
  • New Rotary Members Zoom Gettogether Feb 18, 2021. Lots of interesting things about Rotary so join, share and learn. This is of particular interest to new Rotarian's less then 2 years in Rotary. Go to D7070 website and register.
  • Grow Rotary Workshop Feb 27th.
  • 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.
 
Song: someday soon we hope
 
Sharing Pot: all are encouraged to share as they are able or willing.
 
Happy Bucks: former cadet going to RMC and other areas of military, always happy, week closer to spring and warmer weather, Bermuda picture and memories of different and warmer climates, work of irregulars, to know us, good kind hearts, the funny side in the Inteligencer, new Youtube with Vern and Charlene who discover hockey and things Canadian, glad it is Friday, happy to go into office, renovations / expansion has started but no kitchen, presentation today, meals to order.
 
Rotary Minute:

The CLIMATE & PEACE FORUM brings you world leading voices in climate and peace.  Through engagement with concerned individuals we promote climate action to increase advocacy within government and corporate communities; to raise awareness of NGOs, Rotary and individuals; to identify and promote activities and to establish partnerships. This quarterly event is initiated by Rotarians for everyone. We look forward to you joining us.

The Forum is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Sydney Cove, supported by the Rotary Clubs of Sydney, Darling Harbour and Corrimal.

Climate & Peace Forum
16th Feb.
7:30 AM Syd AUS UTC +11
15th Feb. in the Americas
A new voice for climate and peace
 
 
 
Brighton Rotary News Feb 12 2021 Steven Blakey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Brighton Rotary News Feb 5 2021

We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out: https://youtu.be/1UCS-Ze-az0
 
Members: 7
 
Guests: Martha Warren
 
Correspondence:
 
1. Thank you letter from Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre.
2. Thank you letter and tax receipt from Developing Nations Social Help Charitable Corporation.
3. Thank you letter and tax receipt from the Brighton Christmas Hamper Program Committee.
 
 
Smile: blush
 
Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Manager asked the young engineer fresh out of university, "And what starting salary were you looking for?"
The engineer said, "In the neighborhood of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefit's package."
The HR Manager said, "Well, what would you say to a package of $200,000 a year, 5 weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental coverage, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every 2 years — say, a red Mercedes?"
The engineer sat up straight and said, "Wow!!! Are you joking?"
HR Manager says, "Of course, ...but you started it."
 
 
Announcements:.
  • We will have a board meeting Tuesday February 23 at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers committee meeting via Zoom scheduled for Feb 17 at 7pm.
  • R Emily's special date is