Upcoming Events
Rotary Paint Night
King Edward Community Centre
Dec 06, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Night at Capitol Theatre
Dec 11, 2021
8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
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Northumberland Sunrise Scotch Tasting
Colborne Rotary Auction 2021
Rotary Club of Trenton Christmas Party
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Joyce Cassin
November 14
Craig Harding
November 19
Rudy Wagner
November 22
Rudy Wagner
November 6
Dec 01, 2021 7:00 AM
World Accord - International Development Agency
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Northumberland Sunrise Scotch Tasting
Colborne Rotary Auction 2021
Rotary Club of Trenton Christmas Party
Russell Hampton
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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:;;
Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:
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
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.
  • 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?
Oungutoi Health Centre Update 2021
R Clay introduced Richard Mewhinney from the Rotary Club of Newmarket and District International Service Director.
Richard is here to share an update of the progress at the Oungutoi Health Centre in Uganda and advising how our money has been used.
Note that you can see Richard's presentation as part of the Districts October 2021 Tuesday Talks available on the District's web page.'
Richard shared a brief video and pictures of the Sustainable water project at the Ougutoi Health Centre.
Richard emphasized that no donation is too small. Our $500 donation was matched and turned into $1500 towards this project.
Richard got involved in this project in 2009 and has visited the site 24 times in the past decade with his last visit late 2019 but hoping to be able to visit again in the spring of 2022.
The situation in Uganda is a result of 20 years of conflict with the LRA and refugees.
In 2009 when Richard first visited the Health Centre, the Centre was rat and bat infested.
This project is to provide a sustainable water system to grow oranges to provide revenue for the Health Centre. The water system consists of a water collection system during the rainy seasons, storage tanks both buried and above ground, then a drip irrigation system to grow orange trees for market.
They currently have 276,000 litres of water storage on site. The collection system, storage and orange grove have been expanded over the past decade. 
Oranges are very well suited and grow well in the area as long as they have water in the dry seasons. They have 2 wet and 2 dry seasons each year. Orange trees grow and produce fruit for 25 years and they produce year round but with two primary crops annually. There is a local and regional market / demand for oranges.
The health centre services about 1,000 people a month with a birth each day on average. The mortality rate has dropped to less than 1%. The Health Centre services an area population of over  100,000 people and regionally to a million. They have enhance HIV/AIDs treatment and aim to provide free health care.
Revenue from the sale of the oranges is to cover the costs of the Health Centre for maintenance, operating and capital.
The water system is the first of its kind in Africa. And it is now being copied by others in the region.
The project involved significant community engagement. They have a memorandum of understanding with the Uganda Government that the revenue goes to the Health Centre. They have a horticulturalist involved in the care of the orange trees.
In 2021 they have harvested 150 kgs of fruit taken to market.
Next steps is to add 2500 more trees and create a new reservoir and collection system always taking advantage of the terrain. They are working to partner with a local Rotary Club and apply for a Global Grant. Richard has seed money and commitments from several D7070 Rotary Clubs.
Rotarian Daniel thanked Richard for his efforts and providing us this update.
Service Above Self