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Brighton Rotary News May 11 2022
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Members: 9
Guests: Terri Lynn and Mayor Brian Ostrander
President Joyce presented Rotary Steve B with a Paul Harris Society member pin (one ruby).
1. District is looking for volunteers to sit on the Youth Exchange Committee
Smile: blush
Young Paddy bought a donkey from a farmer for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day.  The next day he drove up and said, 'Sorry son, but I have some bad news. The donkey's died.'  Paddy replied, 'Well then just give me my money back.'  The farmer said, 'Can't do that. I've already spent it.'  Paddy said, 'OK, then, just bring me the dead donkey.'  The farmer asked, 'What are you going to do with him?'  Paddy said, 'I'm going to raffle him off.'  The farmer said, 'You can't raffle a dead donkey!'  Paddy said, 'Sure I can. Watch me. I just won't tell anybody he's dead.'  A month later, the farmer met up with Paddy and asked, 'What happened with that dead donkey?'  Paddy said, 'I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at $2 each and made a profit of $898.'  The farmer said, 'Didn't anyone complain?'  Paddy said, 'Just the guy who won. So, I gave him his $2 back.' 
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Daniel's home on May 31 at 6:30pm. (62 Young Street)
  • Spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!! We have delayed auction so not starting until May 31 to June 19. R Liesje has distributed electronically draft letters requesting support, poster and donation receipt.
  • R Liesje is organizing with ENSS Environmental Club a tree planting event tentative date May 17 at 8:45 or 9:45, time to be confirmed with schools. Plans to plant a maple tree if we can get one. Also looking for a platform for speakers. This will all be at King Edward Park. Some help will be needed to set up.
  • BBQ at Spring Valley Public School Thurs. June 9. About 250 to 300 to be served starting at 5:30pm. R Emily will prepare duty roster.
  • July 1 Canada Day BBQ
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24.
  • We are planning Street Dance July 30, Interclub BBQ August 15 and asking support of other clubs, and President's BBQ shared by P Joyce and PE Emily at 135 Bayshore Road June 25th.
  • Trenton Rotary celebrated 100 Years of Service May 7th. Centennial Commemoration booklet circulated..
  • We are cancelling our May 18th meeting as the Brighton Gate will not be available. We are encouraging all Rotarians to participate and attend the tree planting in King Edward Park May 17.
  • Next bottle drive May 28. Sign up sheet circulated.
  • R Daniel announced that concert at Smoke House May 7 raised almost $500 which was donated to the Beacon Youth Centre in Brighton.
  • R Clay advised that to help Elizabeth as a refugee to Canada, that the club can be her sponsor, that we will need to set aside $30,000 for her and her children. Clay is getting some help from Northumberland Settlement Services and an immigration specialist.
  • Courtice Rotary Club is hosting two upcoming events: Sunday May 29th from 12:30 to 3pm a charity Euchre tournament. $30 each. Held at the Bull Dog Pub & Grill. Prizes, lunch and fun.
  • Blooming Crate Flower Workshop - Sunday June 12 from noon to 3pm at the Bull Dog Pub & Grill. $80 each for lunch and workshop or $60 for the workshop only.
  • Northumberland Sings for Ukraine. May 17 starting at 8pm at the Capital Theatre in Port Hope, tickets $60 with $50 to the Cobourg Rotary Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund to help 15 families from Ukraine.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Rotary International Convention 2022 in Houston Texas June 4-8, 2022. Registration is now open. The Rotary fun doesn’t have to stop with our virtual convention! Join us next year at the 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston, Texas, from 4-8 June 2022. No matter who you are or where you’re from, you’re bound to find inspirational moments throughout the convention. 16 June is the last day to take advantage of the special registration rate of $425. So, register and pay today to get the best rate.
  • Jennifer Jones- Imagine Canada Tour- As I've communicated in the past weeks, we have soon to be RI President, Jennifer Jones coming to the Toronto area on Tuesday, July 5th, 2022.  The Multi District Planning team have decided to coordinate a 3 part day: Starting with a Watershed clean up in the morning, Kids against Hunger food packing in the afternoon with a Fab TRF Fundraising dinner in the evening.  So to make this happen we need committee members and chairs for each of the events.  We also need committee members to manage the day: Transportation,  Marketing & Promotion, Budget, Finance & Legal, Technology, Outreach Broadcasting and Sponsorships.  If you would like to work on or co-chair these committees please contact Michele Guy, or DG Ron Dick,  We need your responses by Tuesday, Feb 1st (yes I know that's tomorrow) for the multi district Committee to draft the committees.  This event will showcased in the April edition of the Canada Rotary magazine.  Let's do District 7070 proud!
  • Rotary District 7070 is excited to announce the 2022 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium, May 26-29, 2022 taking place at the beautiful Ganaraska Forest Centre, an environmentally sensitive, overnight outdoor education facility located in the heart of the majestic Ganaraska Forest just north of Port Hope! The 3 night experience is geared toward youth between the ages of 17-23 and will offer an inspiring program: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Indigenous Culture, Hands-on Activities, Group Dynamics, Toastmasters/Public Speaking, Outdoor Survival and GPS Geocache adventures along with camp fires, friendship and tonnes of fun and learning!!!  All this for only $299 per participant which covers all programs, accommodation, and meals.  Rotary Clubs are encouraged to find and sponsor eligible participants within their community, as well as members of the Rotaract and Interact Clubs that they host.  There are only 30 spots available so act fast!  For inquiries and to receive a registration form, please contact PDG Mark Chipman at 
  • 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: This Land is Your Land
Sharing Pot: $25 won by R Joyce who donated it to Polio Plus
Happy Bucks:  short memories, always happy, for Mayor coming and sharing what is happening behind the scenes, week in Ottawa with family, to be here, for Brian's presentation, District Conference this weekend, lawn mower started on first pull, week with cousins at Mono Mills, successful catarac surgery, weather, digging holes.
Rotary Minute:
R Clay shared information about Rotaract:
Rotaract is 18 to 30 year old young adults. They do the same good works as Rotary so Rotary International has recognized them similar to Rotarians and Rotary Clubs. There are about 10,000 Rotaract Clubs in 179 countries and about 230,000 Rotaractors. They can now apply for Global Grants.
R Clay shared his experience with a Rotaract Club in Africa when he was in Zanzibar about 3 years ago. They were energetic.
Brighton's Mental Health Initiative
President Joyce introduced our Mayor Brian Ostrander:
Brian began his career in the printing and publishing world at the University of Toronto Press and has worked in sales, marketing and business development most recently for book and magazine printing and publishing company Maracle Inc, the publisher of the Brighton Beacon. First elected to Brighton Council in 2003, Brian has worked to bring progress and stability to the community and Council, providing independence to staff and management to effectively operate the municipal business and drawing on years of procedural fairness to govern over Council meetings. Brian is married to Tammy, a teacher at Spring Valley and they have two   daughters, Kaitlyn a United Church Minister in Arden and Megan in client services with B&H Carpet here in Brighton.
Brian shared with us some initiatives that he has spear headed to bring people together and run with the issue and happily at minimal if any cost to the Municipality at this time.
The first is a Mental Health initiative. Brian became aware of bullying and violence by young people here in Brighton and repeated crisis happening at ENSS. This has been confirmed in discussions with the OPP and the principle at ENSS. The answer to the question, 'how can we help?' was to bring awareness and support for Mental Health. A brief survey on social media revealed many people don't know what to do or where to access help and support for mental health concerns. Brian has been able to bring together individuals from various organizations including the County, churches, school board, hospital and others to seek a solution(s). Their initial plan is to host a series of events the first week of June starting June 6 to bring awareness and educate people about Mental Health.
A second initiative regards ECO Tourism, such as waterfowl weekend and sportsman show that we have had in the community in the past. Again the idea was to bring people of various interests and skills together to develop a plan to promote what we have and advocate for local businesses. The Chamber will lead this endeavor.
A third working group is being put together to replace and develop Murals downtown to showcase what Brighton means to people.
All of these initiatives involve bringing a variety of people together working for a common purpose / goal.
Service Above Self