Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
February 8
Victoria Weir
February 18
Join Date
February 14, 1997
24 years
Rudy Wagner
February 20, 2015
6 years
Russell Hampton
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Brighton Rotary News Feb 12 2021
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Members: 7
Guests: Robin Brooks
1. Catalogue from Blue Imp Play Structures.
Smile: blush
One day Jimmy got home early from school and his Mom asked, "Why are you home so early?" He answered, "Because I was the only one that answered a  question in my class." She said, "Wow, my son is a genius. What was the question?" Jimmy replied, "The question was 'Who threw the trash can at the principal's head?'
(Don't you miss R Craig)
From our Guest: What is the definition of an Anti Social person? Someone who's life does not change during a Pandemic.
  • We will have a board meeting Tuesday February 23 at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers committee meeting via Zoom scheduled for Feb 17 at 7pm.
  • R Emily's special date is April 17. She only has a few more days into the office.
  • We will organize committee meeting for proposed spring virtual auction soon.
  • Jan Hoselton expecting new equipment to help with proposed designs.
  • R Emily and R John Cairns making Diversity and Inclusion presentation to Rotary Club of Wellington March 15 and willing to present to Brighton after. (sign her up). Possible March 19th.
  • We now have the Singing Trophy back from Reilly's. As old trophy was full and due to unique nature, putting new base on bottom was problem so all old winners were put on one large plaque at back and we have started with new 2020 virtual winner, the Rotary Club of Oshawa with new plaque on front. We will have to figure out way to make presentation, possibly in conjunction with District Conference and think about 2021 Interclub and singing contest.
  • Looking for speakers for March.
  • R Chris suggested we may look to support family in Brighton with gofundme page for son in need.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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). District is working on how to move forward with this event, possibly some 'in person' events and virtually.
  • Rotary Club of Ajax celebrating 70 years March 21, 2021.
  • Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup April 24, 2021. Join 15 Districts and 500 clubs. Consider cleaning up along Butler Creek in Brighton.
  • Celebrating Women in Rotary D7070 March 8, 2021. District looking to form a committee to recognize and celebrate International Women's Day March 8.
  • New Rotary Members Zoom Gettogether Feb 18, 2021. Lots of interesting things about Rotary so join, share and learn. This is of particular interest to new Rotarian's less then 2 years in Rotary. Go to D7070 website and register.
  • Grow Rotary Workshop Feb 27th.
  • 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.
Song: someday soon we hope
Sharing Pot: all are encouraged to share as they are able or willing.
Happy Bucks: former cadet going to RMC and other areas of military, always happy, week closer to spring and warmer weather, Bermuda picture and memories of different and warmer climates, work of irregulars, to know us, good kind hearts, the funny side in the Inteligencer, new Youtube with Vern and Charlene who discover hockey and things Canadian, glad it is Friday, happy to go into office, renovations / expansion has started but no kitchen, presentation today, meals to order.
Rotary Minute:

The CLIMATE & PEACE FORUM brings you world leading voices in climate and peace.  Through engagement with concerned individuals we promote climate action to increase advocacy within government and corporate communities; to raise awareness of NGOs, Rotary and individuals; to identify and promote activities and to establish partnerships. This quarterly event is initiated by Rotarians for everyone. We look forward to you joining us.

The Forum is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Sydney Cove, supported by the Rotary Clubs of Sydney, Darling Harbour and Corrimal.

Climate & Peace Forum
16th Feb.
7:30 AM Syd AUS UTC +11
15th Feb. in the Americas
A new voice for climate and peace
Brighton Army Cadets Update
R Steve introduced Capt. Robin Brooks:
After meeting Ian Douglas at an Honours and Awards presentation at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 100 in the spring of 2010, Robin Brooks became part of the original team that started the Royal Canadian Army Cadet unit in Brighton.  Based on her prior experience of raising funds by organizing charity dances and golf tournaments, Robin was asked to be the first Support Chair and create a committee to begin the fundraising for the corps.  By the end of the first year, Robin saw a need for female officers and applied to become a member of the Cadet Instructor Cadre.
Robin started her CIC career February 28, 2012 and worked her way through the corps by holding all of the major roles important to running the corps:  Supply Officer, Administration Officer, Training Officer and currently Commanding Officer.  Robin is very proud to have grown the corps during her tenure and takes great pleasure seeing how successful her cadets have become as young adults.
In her civilian life, Robin lives in Belleville and works for Hexo Corporation as the Shipper/Receiver.
Robin is the proud parent to her son, Joe and daughter-in-law Julie and grandmother to Robert and John.  They currently are posted in Edmonton and Robin is looking forward to the end of the pandemic so that she can fly there and spend some time with them.
Capt Brooks loves to talk about the Cadets. They are great people.
They recently received National recognition for 10 years in service. She fondly remembers that first meeting in 2010 with Ian and Clay at the Brighton Legion. Great people and become friends. All of the staff with the cadets are wonderful people.
The Brighton Cadets have had up to 65 cadets. Currently at 55. They modified their program during the pandemic, continuing their training via Zoom in the evenings. Capt Brooks tries to join as many of these training sessions as possible, they are almost every night with different age groups. Internet access is an issue for some so the don't use visual to save bandwidth.
The Cadets are geared to service and anxious to help those in the community when asked.
Last year in early fall the Brighton Legion allowed the cadets to train in person on Sunday's. They trained in small groups, keeping distance, outside when weather permitted. They stopped the in person training when numbers started to rise again in late fall.
They get great support from Forces.  Also Kids Hot Line and CF hot line. Support for both parents and kids.
The Cadets learn leadership skills, problem solving and meeting deadlines. They learn responsibility.
Typically they have summer training camps. They hope to be able to resume these in 2021. They were planning on a training camp for the new recruits during March break but that is now up in the air. But they are adaptable.
Their support committee of primarily parents do most of the fund raising. They have an informal bottle collection of supporters during Pandemic. In 2020 they raised about $3,000. However, expenses way down because they can't do much.
They welcome all kinds of training and trainers. They have had some success with marks man ship. winning a bronze in 2020.
Robin is very proud of the Cadets.
The Cadets take pride in their participation at the cenotaph during vigil each year and miss not being able to do in last year.
There will be a change in command in May this year. But there are three great candidates.
We thanked Capt Brooks for sharing and her service to Brighton and the Cadets.
Service Above Self