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May 23
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May 13
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May 22, 2020 8:00 AM
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Brighton Rotary News May 15 2020
Members: 7
Guests: none
Oh Canada better today. Thank you Liesje and Rudy
Correspondence: none
Smile: blush
From Brian McAdam: Corporate Jargon Adjusted for Quarantine
Think at least six feet outside the box.
Let’s take eighteen steps back.
Don’t touch base until we understand more about how this virus is transmitted.
We have too much skin in the game, and not nearly enough of it is covered.
If you ever need to talk, my door is never open—but my Zoom camera is always on, even when it’s off.
Make hay but also bread, because what else do you have to post on Instagram?
Let’s unpack that idea, wipe it down, and burn the box it came in.
Go for the low-hanging fruit, whenever it’s available again—it’s been out of stock for weeks.
This is our window of opportunity, though, sadly, it faces a wall.
If we think big picture, we’ll have something else to look at. An ocean scene might be nice.
I’m in pocket until my shipment of gloves arrives.
That was a big win—let’s play Clue next.
Why don’t we hit the ground running before sunrise, when fewer people are out.
I bring nothing to the table in order to lower the risk of contamination.
Get your ducks in a row, because I need to see some cute animals right about now.
Let’s never go back to the drawing board—someone sneezed on it.
We’re trailblazers, because the population density is too great everywhere else.
A one-size-fits-all approach won’t work, unless it’s a Niagara Falls poncho and it’s the only thing that’s clean.
There are a lot of moving parts in this thousand-piece jigsaw puzzle, and a few already got swept under the couch.
I have a lot on my plate and it’s mostly kidney beans, because that’s all I bought.
The landscape is changing, I think—I’m not really sure, I haven’t left the house in three weeks.
Stop comparing apples to oranges, you know how much I miss fruit.
Let’s get the ball rolling—it’s my only friend and source of comfort.
At the end of the day, it’s only been a day?
  • Reach out to Rotarians not getting on line to help them connect.
  • We are having regular Brighton Rotary Zoom meetings each Friday at 8am.
  • POD#1 is responsible for May so we can reach out and try some speakers digitally
  • Diners and Duffers booklets will be sold at a discount of $25 each. Wait for sticker to put on books. Books will only be valid for this year, to March 31, 2021 as originally intended. Coupons may not be as printed. Stickers expected by May 25. See following:
  • Trenton Kiwanis Fishing Derby canceled for 2020.
  • Club is short on commitments to Rotary for Foundation and Polio Plus. However, members are encourage to contribute what they can.
  • R Chris advised club Golf tournament originally scheduled for June postponed to fall. Taking a wait and see approach.
  • Club members encouraged to donate to Club amount they would normally spend for Rotary breakfast each week. This amount or as each member can accommodate may be forwarded to Treasurer Chris on a monthly basis by cheque or e-transfer.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 2020 Rotary District Conference theme is 'Heroes and Champions' and will be held at Toronto Weston Prince Hotel October 23-25, 2019.
  • Rotary District 7070 is going to the Dominican Republic March Break 2021. A service opportunity - sweat equity.
Song: do we try it? No.
Happy Bucks: Princeton will have first black Valedictorian and he is Canadian, to be Canadian, always happy, always optimistic as only way to be, to get outside, Zoom cocktail hour, 1st in Provincial Park, back into nature, to site with father, book trailer for mom's book completed, no reason to be unhappy.
Rotary Minute:  May is Youth Services Month
Rotarian Rudy's Model Ship building
R Rudy shared one of his many passions for building model sailing ships. Liesje supported her father by showing us pictures of his ships as Rudy described the intricate detail and hinted at the effort.
When Rudy was very young and with no money, coming home from the beach he saw the plans / kit to build a model square rigger sail boat. He couldn't afford it but the image and idea stayed with him.
Later, in a garage, there was a poster of a sailing ship. Rudy ordered the plans and his ship building days began. He began while down south to build his first boat at a scale of 1:50. He did everything by hand, and fashioned parts from pieces found and repurposed. The boat had 140 pulleys, and about 550 parts. He built all the parts you can see. A challenge were plans were to the Amsterdam inch (it is about 3/4 size of inch we use). He had to bend pieces of wood, using steam, spending whole evenings on one piece.
Rudy has patience.
Too big to display in home, so he has a 'hobby room' for the ships.
One ship he built is the De Zeven Province. This ship is in lots of pictures that have been painted. One of the stern lights actually works on this model. Lots of details in the ornamentation on these ships. Work on the rigging is tedious. The port holes open and there are cannons that Rudy made inside. The material for the cannons Rudy got a flea markets and then fashioned his cannons from the material. He has made a tiny pulley that works.
Rudy purchased a book that  specialized in the details of these ships. This book cost a 'bundle'.
One of the model boats Rudy made is a model of sail boat he owned and lived in for a year in Caribbean. The year spent south was to avoid paying duty on the boat.
Rudy is good with his hands, and can put his skills and talents to any challenge.
Growing up and living above garage, he developed great work ethic and learned to use his hands. He was always in the garage. His father was stingy and not a happy man. Rudy worked hard and never looked back. He admits he may have overdid the hours.
He also paints and showed a portrait he painted years ago.
Rudy loves manual work and keeping active. He rides a bicycle, hangs from his feet upside down to help his back and he has worn out a massage chair he has.
Service Above Self