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Brighton Rotary News Oct 9 2020
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel.
We are going back to Zoom meetings as of October 16th.
Members: 8
Guests: none
Confirming all members received Zoom invitation for meeting with District Governor Mark for Monday October 19th at 7pm.
General letter for support and promotion from New Life Women's Home.
Refund cheque from the Campbellford Club related to the cancelled project in St. Martin dropped off at PP Daniel's office.
Janet Samis home from hospital Thursday Oct 1. Nurse coming in daily to help. She is progressing slowly and tires quickly. We filled a card for Janet that was delivered after the meeting. R Clay advised that Janet appreciated the card and the dogs really liked the treats that R Jeff recommended accompany the card.
Smile: blush
R Craig's sister has one leg but does well for herself. She works at a brewery and is in charge of the Hops. (it didn't get any better).
  • Next board meeting Tuesday October 20. This will be via Zoom now.
  • Bottle Drive at King Edward Park near tennis courts - Saturday October 17 from 10am to 2pm. Sign up sheet circulated.
  • R Emily has contacted schools regarding Coat for Kids. Brighton Public will accept coats and hold for 3 days before distributing.
  • Looking for those interested in working with Jan Hoselton to develop special ornament for Rotary fundraiser.
  • Diners and Duffers for 2021 going ahead. Looking for new advertisers. $125 for black and white 1/4 page ad.
  • R Steve shared how effective and coordinated Cobourg Rotary's Drivethru Ribfest was.
  • Pres Joyce advised Lions informed Rotary that need for Meredith is $461 for each club - Kinsmen, Lions and Rotary.
  • Global grant project in Braxil, all the money is in place. Water filters ordered and take delivery likely in December. Rogerio will keep us updated.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • DG visit via Zoom - Monday October 19 at 7pm
  • 2020 Rotary District Conference theme is 'Heroes and Champions' and will be now April 9 to 11, 2021, at Pan Pacific Toronto (formerly Weston Prince Hotel).
  • Rotary District 7070 is going to the Dominican Republic March Break 2021. A service opportunity - sweat equity.
Song: Don't Fence Me In.
Sharing Pot: $17 R Rudy is sharing it with the Rotary Foundation.
Happy Bucks: US $1 for healthy baby, mom's book #4 of thousands on Amazon related to Dutch history, for the long weekend, grand kids starting ballet and karate, looking forward to nice Saturday, great and fun performance by Oshawa Rotary.
Rotary Minute - From R Emily
R Emily shared experience of Rotarian of things that work and that don't work in developing nations such as Afganistan. The best of intentions is not enough. What works here may not work there. Example is storage facility for produce but it didn't work because the electricity supply is not reliable. We need knowledgeable partners on the ground.
Brighton Rotary Virtual Karaoke Singing Competition
The Rotary Club of Brighton put out a challenge / invitation to all clubs in District 7070 to submit a karaoke song by members of their club. This is in lieu of the traditional Interclub Bar B Q that we could not hold this year.
We received two submissions:
The first from the Rotary Club of Bowmanville.
The second from the Rotary Club of Oshawa.
Today, the Rotary Club of Brighton watched both videos and judged the winner for the 2020 virtual Interclub Karaoke singing contest.
Greetings from BOWMANVILLE Rotary. Kudos to Brighton for finding a way to carry on the traditional annual interclub Karaoke.Our club is meeting by Zoom these days and regretfully not able to do a club effort. Past President John Burns has prepared the attached as our BOWMANVILLE club’s contribution this year. Good luck and we look forward to meeting again in better times.
From the Oshawa Club:
The Rotary Club of Brighton overwhelming selected the entry from the Rotary Club of Oshawa. Primary because it was so upbeat and we wished we could have been there with them. They were having so much fun.
We also appreciated PP John's contribution from the Rotary Club of Bowmanville. Very well done.
Thanks to all who found a way to participate.
We will have the Rotary Club of Oshawa's name put on the trophy and arrange a COVID appropriate presentation. We all look forward to something akin to the ability to get together in fellowship and fun.
Service Above Self