Whats New at Brighton Rotary today:
 
Next board meeting will be held at R Steve B'  home April 25th
Elizabeth and her children have Visa's to come to Canada. Expected to arrive in May we hope.
Brighton Rotary together with the six Rotary Clubs in Northumberland County will plant 500 trees in our communities this fall.
ENSS Environmental Club have an Earth Day event for April 22 in Memorial Park from noon to 2pm. Several community groups will be represented. Rotary will have table to promote planting trees.
Rotary Adult spelling Bee to be at Trenton Rotary April 15.
Bowl for Kids Sake - Big Brothers Big Sisters - at Brighton May 15 at 6pm to 7:30pm. R Emily volunteered to organize with R Clay.
Diners and Duffers books available for sale now. Sales going well.
Bottle Drive Saturday April 6 at King Edward Park was a beautiful day although a low volume day. Thanks to those who supported Rotary and the volunteers.
Brighton Rotarians participated in Campbellford Rotary Trivia contest April 6. We had fun and tied for 3rd place. Jeff and Sandy came dressed in Disco attire, in gold and glitter plus a wig for Jeff.
Our 2024/25 outbound youth exchange student Elena will be going to Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium in April
Our 2024/25 inbound youth exchange student will be a young lady from Finland, to arrive mid August.
Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup April 27
Walleye Fishing Derby May 3 to 5. Brighton weigh station volunteers include Rotarians and Knights of Columbus. Derby training by Trenton Kiwanis to be held April 24 at 6pm at Trenton DBIA office.
 
District Assembly - June 1, 2024 from 8am to 2pm at Centennial College Event Centre 8th floor, 937 Progress Avenue, Toronto.
Rotary Leadership Institute - in person all three parts available - April 20th in Scarborough Centennial College Event Centre. Starts at 8:30am to 4:30pm
 
Vision statement
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
 
 
Members in attendance today: 9
 
Guests: Rotarian AG Rob Pope, Exchange Student Gabriel from Brazil and Gabriel Diego (by Zoom) from Brazil and now living in Toronto.
 
Correspondence:
 
1. DG John Burns weekly news letter.
2. From the Campbellford Rotary Club upcoming events (see attached posters) -  Roast Turkey Dinner and entertainment April 26 and Car tour June 16
3. Bowmanville Rotary Club celebrating 100 years
4. Elizabeth is hoping to come to Canada in May, after kids finish school.
5. ENSS Graduation will be Thursday June 27 at 1pm.
6. At Campbellford Rotary Club - May 12, from 5pm to 9pm, there will be a craft for sewing menstrual liners.  Welcome to join us for pancakes and sausages
 
Membership Application: Membership application received from Audrey Koerber. Members have 7 days to file with Secretary any objections in writing explaining objection and reasons.
 
 
Please remember this – “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way”
 
Smile: blush
 
Officer pulls over a gentleman and his wife and tells the driver that he had a broken light.  The gentlemen answers that it must have just happened, but his wife says that she told him about this two weeks ago.  The officer then explains that the driver’s license has expired.  The gentlemen answers that this is impossible, but his wife says that she reminded him that he received his letter last month.  The gentleman then says to his wife something about how she should keep her mouth shut as it is only getting him into trouble.  The officer asks the gentlemen’s wife if her husband always talks to her in this manner, but she answered that he only speaks this way when he is drunk.
 
Song: Take Me Out to the Ball Game
 
Sharing Pot: $26 won by R Clay who donated it to the Elizabeth fund.
 
What are we Happy About: surrogate son's presentation, Mia for walk amongst the snails this morning, family of foxes under the house, thanks for presentation, new culture, learn of life in Brazil, winter blizzard picture, fun time at Trivia night, Jeff and Sandy's dress up for Disco theme, presentation, party in Brazil like they do at Brighton By the Bay.
 
Rotary Minute:
 
We are pleased to announce Saturday April 20, in person for RLI courses, Part I, II, and III.
Check in at 8:00 am . Courses start sharply at 8:30 am and run until 4:30 pm
Location: Centennial College Event Centre, 937 Progress Ave, Scarborough, ON M1G 3T8.
In a complex, fast-changing world, excellent Rotary club leadership is essential to the future of Rotary.  One of the best ways to strengthen your Club is to give your members the tools and skills to be better Rotarians.  Rotary Leadership Institute is the solution.  This is your opportunity to learn more about Rotary and share your ideas with other Rotarians, and it is a great learning experience for newer Rotarians, for your incoming Board of Directors, and for any Rotarian who wants to learn more about Rotary.  Here is more of the story........
Registration will be based on a first come - first served basis. 
It's the perfect learning experience for newer Rotarians and an excellent knowledge update for those more seasoned. 
Breakfast and lunch is included with your registration.
 
If you are a NEW Rotarian, you can register for Part I at a cost of $35 + HST per person. District 7070 is offering this subsidized cost for Rotarians who have one year or less of service in Rotary. The cost for Part II or Part III is $70 + HST per person. The RLI program has three (3) Parts: I, II and III. You complete each Part and continue to the next Part at the next session. You must take the courses in order starting at Part I.