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Brighton Rotary News June 4 2021
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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.'
  • 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 "" 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 (   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.
Allison's Garde
R Steve introduced Allison. She isn't 22 but he still chooses her.
One of Allison's passions is gardening. She has many gardening books and she reads and plans her garden during the winter months for spring. She typically plants a few hundred bulbs each fall.
An advantage to a large garden is less grass to cut which Steve appreciates
Allison is a Mojito Gardener. She has a monument to prove it. Idea is she works hard in spring when cooler to get garden ready then relaxes in shade during summer with a Mojito and appreciates the garden.
She took us on a tour of primarily the front roadside garden from early spring to winter. Her goal is to have variety and colour all through the growing season and then 'interest' in winter.
She loves to talk about gardening and is a wealth of knowledge of plants.
Plants along the road are drought and salt tolerant, lower down the plants are more suitable to wetter conditions in the ditch.
Plants were often selected for the pollenators such as bees and butterflies.
The front garden is generally planted like the rainbow with colours moving across the front.
Some gardening books she recommended are:
The Art of Perennial Gardening by Patrick Lima (she is a big fan of Patrick)
Rain Gardens, Sustainable Landscaping for a Beautiful Yard and a Healthy World by Lynn M Steiner and robert W Domm
Fall Scaping, Extending your garden season into autumn by Nancy J Ondra and Stephanie Cohen
The Well-Designed Mixed Garden byt Tracy Disabato-Aust
If you have question, want to visit the garden, Allison if willing to talk and share.
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