Whats New at Brighton Rotary today:
Next board meeting will be held at R Daniel's cottage June 20th
Elizabeth and her children will arrive in Canada June 4
Brighton Rotary together with the six Rotary Clubs in Northumberland County will plant 500 trees in our communities this fall.
Our 2024/25 inbound youth exchange student will be a young lady from Finland, to arrive mid August.
We are cooking for Spring Valley PS fun fair Wednesday June 5 after school.
R Audrey and R Daniel are organizing a team for the June 8 Relay for Life walk in Trenton. They are looking for team members and donations.
We have one D&D book available for sale.
We are cooking for the Pride Pop Up in the park June 15.
Rotary bottle drive by the Arena Saturday June 22.
Street Dance on Main Street Saturday August 3.
Audrey volunteered for the Spelling Bee Committee. Thank you Audrey.
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: 10
Guests: Rotarian and ADG Rob Pope, inbound exchange students Gabriel from Brasil and Malwi from Poland, also interested in Rotary Lakhu Modhawadiya and former Rotarator
1. DG John Burns weekly news letter.
2. Gabriel had a great time in Ottawa the long weekend with other Rotary Exchange Students.
3. Gabriel attended ENSS Prom May 24. A rather 'calm' event compared to Brasil.
4. Pres. Joyce looking for someone to attend the Five Counties Children's Centre annual backyard party June 22 in Peterborough.
5. Brian Todd Memorial Fund annual grants presentation at King Edward Park Community Centre at 6:30pm.
Smile: blush
The local news station in Brighton was interviewing an 80-year-old lady because she had just gotten married for the fourth time.  The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be married again at 80, and then about her new husband’s occupation.  ‘He’s a funeral director’ she answered.  ‘Interesting’ the newsman thought.
He then asked her if she wouldn’t mind telling him a little about her first three husbands and what they did for a living.  She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years.  After a short time, a smile came to her face, and she answered proudly, explaining that she had first married a banker when she was in her 20s, then a circus ringmaster when in her 40s, and a preacher when in her 60s, and now, in her 80s, a funeral director. 
The interviewer looked at her, quite astonished, and asked why she had married four men with such diverse careers.  She smiled and explained, ‘I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go.’
Song: Frere Jacques (Are You Sleeping?)
Sharing Pot: $32 won by R Daniel who donated to Elizabeth
What are we Happy About:
Last day in Canada; happy to be here
Happy to be here and happy to be alive
Thank you for your presentation Audrey
Interesting talk to Audrey
Thank you to Joyce and Chris for their help in getting the place ready for Elizbeth’s arrival
Happy that Michael and Audrey chose Brighton from all the places in the world to live
Thoroughly enjoyable morning
Happy to spend a few last minutes with my Daughter
Happy that I am convinced that I never want to go to China
Thank you Audrey for your presentation
Looking forward to theatre this weekend.  Saw Haddies Town last weekend.
Thankful that we could be with our grandchildren the last few days.
Thankful that we have baby ducks.
Thankful that I have hens.
Beautiful day.
Thankful that I don’t have to go to China.
Rotary Minute:
Promoting the Public Image of Rotary People of Action, our new public image campaign is the next step in our global brand-strengthening initiative. The multiyear campaign brings the Rotary story to life and narrows the gap between public awareness of Rotary and understanding what Rotary does.
Although three-quarters of the general public knows our name, our most recent research tells us that the public still doesn’t really understand Rotary. They don’t know what we stand for and aren’t familiar with any Rotary programs. They don’t know what we do in local communities and are not even aware of the role we have played in the effort to end polio. In fact, nearly 60 percent of those surveyed said they were unaware that a Rotary club exists in their own community.
The People of Action campaign aims to bring the Rotary story to life for those who don’t know us, by showing Rotarians as the people of action we are: Leaders who work together in communities to inspire, transform, connect and celebrate what’s possible. This campaign also motivates, engages, and inspires current and prospective members, as well as donors, partners, and supporters.