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Big Give BBQ
Community Centre
Jun 01, 2019
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Rotary Regional Spelling Bee
Trenton High School
Jun 08, 2019
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Brighton Rotary's 30th Anniversary
Smoke House to King Edward Park
Jun 14, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
District Year End Celebration
Jul 07, 2019
President's BBQ
Jul 16, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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May 18
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May 23
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May 13
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May 24, 2013
6 years
May 31, 2019 7:00 AM
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Rotary News May 17 2019
Members: 12
Guests: Eloisa from Brazil
  • Invitation to attend Grand Opening of the Brighton Library - Saturday June 8th at 10am. Remarks begin at 10:30am with dedication to the Children's Library to follow.
Smile for Week:
R Craig's short aunt Dee went to her Doctor about a rash at the top of her leg. After an examination he prescribed a cream. However, she returned to the Doctor advising that the cream worked for a while but the rash returned. The doctor asked about the circumstances when the rash would appear and she advised that it returned when she went fishing. So the doctor asked her to return to him the next time she went fishing. A while later aunt Dee returned and when the doctor examine her again he got out his scissors and started cutting and snipping here and there. When he was finished the doctor asked how it felt and she said wonderful, what did he do. The doctor advised that he had cut top couple inches off her hip waders.
  • Board meeting at R Patty's home - Tuesday June 11th at 6:30pm
  • Brighton Rotary is 30 - June 14, 2019.
  • Spring Valley Public School BBQ last night only had two Rotarians, R Mark and R Clay. R Joyce was there to help set up.
  • R Daniel will represent Club at Relay for Life Opening Ceremonies June 1.
  • R Joyce and Steve attended Spelling Bee at Brighton Public School May 14th. Jr winner was Terra Onions in grade 4. int winner was Logan Lloyd grade 7. They will hopefully be able to represent Brighton Public School at the Regional competition June 8th at Trenton High School.
  • Next week will be Business meeting and May 31 guest speaker.
  • Blood Donor clinic coming up June 7 at CRC.
  • Request for support for the Brighton Skate Board Park upgrade / revitalization.
  • Diners and Duffers books - R Chris advised 88 sold and paid for, 4 complimentary and 32 still out. Gross sales = $3,900 but still have to pay for books at $5 each.
  • Auction report - R Chris said 110 tickets sold. Gross income $15,700 - costs of $8,600 so net $7,160. No live auction big reason for income down.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Wellington Rotary Fundraiser Dinner - Saturday August 10, 2019 starting at 5:30pm at Highline Hall.
  • District Conference next year - Rotary Muskoka Style at JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa - October 25 - 27, 2019. Early registration fee $299. Rooms at special rate of $135 / night while they last.
Eloisa's Report:
Eloisa has been studying for her English proficiency test schedule for Saturday May 18th.
She is picking up her prom dress today. Prom is next Friday, May 24. Parade starts about 4pm along Main Street.
She raised $540 at the auction for the Brazilian Garbage Pickers water filter program.
Song: Bicycle Built for Two (with some context and club history from R Dan)
Sharing: $18 won by R Clay who donated it to Eloisa
Happy Bucks:  Home showing in Perry Sound, Last day of Interact Club, James is safe, wishing Eloisa success in her test, Concert fundraiser in Campbellford Saturday, grandson turns 3 on Monday and attending kid party, bottle openers, spring is here, success of auction, good vibe at auction and having fun, Big Give coming up and able to unload some stuff, sunshine, fellowship, ENSS trees for Uganda.
Rotary Minute: so sad, no minute.
Foundation and Grants Progarm
R Steve attended Foundation / Grants breakout session at District Assembly last week.
Rotary Club of Brighton has committed to partnering with Rogerio's club in Brazil to seek Global Grant for water filters for garbage pickers in Brazilia. For the Rotary Club of Brighton to qualify, there are some basic rules:
#1 At least two members for Brighton Rotary must take on line Grant Qualification tests for certification. R Steve has completed and R Clay will take tests.
#2 Club has to execute a Memorandum of Understanding. This has been signed by President Patty and President Elect Daniel. It will be submitted to District.
See the link for an overview of the Foundation, the strength of Rotary. Monies we raise for the Foundation comes back to us 3 years later in form of Global and District Grants. If you have any questions, please ask R Steve.
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