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Apr 19, 2019
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Brighton Rotary News March 29 2019
Members: 16
Guests: exchange student Eloisa.
  • Request for support from Diabetes Canada to help send youth from Brighton with Type 1 diabetes to D-Camp where they learn health and nutrient and about disease.
  • Call for support for victims of Cyclone Idai.
Thank You for 12 great years of fundraising support of the ROTARY POKER WALK for HIV/AIDS. We are sending this letter out to our data base and hope you receive this in the spirit it was meant to convey. You may have been a walker on a team or a corporate sponsor or a pledge supporter and we appreciate that you have helped the Rotary Club of Belleville together with a number of Rotary clubs in the GTA to raise almost $850,000 over the past 12 years. With your help we want to keep going to help those infected and affected. 100% of that money was directed towards local, national and worldwide organizations vetted by Rotarians to help with the cause and the goal of eventually eliminating the HIV/AIDS pandemic. We think you should know where we have spent the $36,000 you helped us to raise last year. You will see the list is quite diverse with recipients receiving money not just for medical care but for a variety of needs.
Lesotho- Training 40 teachers to teach children about HIV/AIDS
Malawi- To help Dignitas to continue to support and educate HIV Positive teenagers
Eastern Ontario- To help HARS with transportation costs for HIV clients in Belleville / Kingston
Africa- To support the Quinte Grannies for Africa to help grannies and children through the Stephen Lewis Foundation
Toronto- Support of HIV clients at Casey House
We are making steady progress in battling this epidemic. It is no longer the automatic death sentence it was when we started. It can now be treated. We would love for you to be part of this year’s campaign as a ”virtual walker”, a fundraiser, or a donor.
RLI - You are invited to the Lead with Knowledge - Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI).   Event: Lead with Knowledge - Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)  Date: Apr 13, 2019 8:30 AM  - Apr 13, 2019 4:30 PM  Fee: $70 (free for first year Rotarians*.  Not a new Rotarian?  Check to see if your club will reimburse you for participating in this learning opportunity)  Location: Centenial College Event Centre, 937 Progress Ave.Toronto. This is your opportunity to learn more about Rotary and share your ideas with other Rotarians. Take part in Rotary Leadership Institute.  It's the perfect learning experience for newer Rotarians and an excellent knowledge update for those more seasoned. 
Notice of Motion: third reading
Motion 2019-02-05: by R Dan to pledge $5,000 to the Driving Simulator brought forward by Ed J, conditional upon funding from other sources being sufficient to purchase the system. Second by R Victoria. Vote was taken and passed.
Smile for Week:
People from Newfoundland are pretty sharp. When Craig's uncle moved to Brighton his property had a pond but no fish. To solve problem he went up to Little Lake and caught 4 bass. While carrying the fish in a bucket home, the local game warden came by and asked what he was carrying as bass were out of season. Craig's uncle said they were his pet fish, he explained that his tank at home was too  small so once a week he brought the fish to Little Lake to play in for a half hour, before taking them home again. He explained how fish would return back to his bucket after each excursion. The warden asked him to prove it. So the uncle dumped the fish back into the lake. After considerable time the warden asked where are the fish? His uncle asked, "What fish".
  • R Victoria is expecting a girl.
  • Request from Spring Valley PS to BBQ at open house Thursday May 16th.
  • Request from local chamber asking if Rotary will BBQ at Trade Show Saturday April 27th, burgers outside at Community Centre. Potentially for 1,000 people. More details to follow. Looks like there is support.
  • Board meeting at R Steve's home - Tuesday April 16th at 6:30pm
  • Brighton Rotary Auction and Dinner May 11, 2019. Theme related to Pearls and Tiffiny's. Hit list and tickets being distributed. We need Rotarians to take and sell tickets. Also collects items for auction. R Chris is storing items at his home.
  • Brighton Rotary is 30 - June 2019.
  • No Frills Raffle - First weekend we sold 236 tickets for $865. Plus R Ted sold full book of tickets for $100. Less costs of $677, so all profits going forward. R Dan sold $230 on his first shift on a slow Sunday morning.
  • Diners and Duffers books available. Sell Sell Sell.
  • Northumberland Rotary Music Festival in 2019. They are looking for help.
  • Adventures in Citizenship in spring 2019 accepted. Student selected is Isabel Flindal.
  • Camp Enterprise for 2019, May 2 to 4 at Trent University. Looking for sponsors, mentors and drivers.
  • R Murray circulated duty roster for Fishing Derby early May.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Quinte Sunrise Rotary Club is having Fish and Chips Saturday March 30th, 2019. $25 each. 5pm at the Dug Out.
  • Men Who Cook and Women Who Sizzle event in Port Hope March 30 by Rotary Club of Northumberland Sunrise. Cost $45 each.
  • RLI April 13
  • Campbellford Trivia Night - Movie Trivia - Saturday April 13th, 2019. $100 entry fee for team of up to 8. Prizes, silent auction etc. Doors open at 6pm. Trivia starts at 7pm. R Emily will organize team.
  • Belleville Rotary hosting 12th annual AIDS Poker Walk April 27th.
  • RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) program. Cost is $950. Looking for sponsors and candidates ages 19 - 25. May 3 - 9.
  • District Conference next year - Rotary Muskoka Style at JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa - October 25 - 27, 2019. Early registration fee $299. Rooms at special rate of $135 / night while they last.
Eloisa's Report:
Eloisa made presentation to the Stirling Rotary Club on March 27 concerning the Garbage Pickers project in Brazil. Stirling Rotary pledged $1,000 to the project. This brings total from D7070 clubs to $6,000.
The Stirling Club also pushed and donated $200 from Happy Bucks to Eloisa's campaign to support Mrs. Warren's Threads program at ENSS.
Last weekend, Eloisa with all the inbound exchange students spent Saturday night at Hagerman's home near Stirling, then on Sunday, they went to the Hagerman sugar  bush for pancakes and maple syrup. Unfortunately, due to weather there was no sap at Hagerman's so they borrowed sap from neighbouring Serle Sugar bush.
Song: You Are My Sunshine
Sharing: $23.50 won by R Rudy who donated it to Foundation.
Happy Bucks:  to be associated with Brighton Rotary, no reason just happy, to be here, to leave early, to meet people at No Frills, to sell tickets, Eloisa's Stirling presentation, Bill and Jennie enjoying retirement after selling restaurant, springs arrival, nice weather.
Rotary Minute:
R Keith shared story of Rotary Club in Phillipines and their plastic waste recovery project. They collect, shred and convert plastic waste to wood type products. Creating value, training and economic wealth as well as cleaning environment.
Brighton Rotary Business Meeting March 29 2019
Treasurer R Chris
Financial statement to February 28, 2019 previously circulated to members.
Cupboards are bare, we need to raise funds if we want to be able to give.
R Chris encouraged members to sell diners and duffers books, No Frills Raffle tickets, and auction tickets. The auction is our major annual fund raiser. We need everyone to help and do their part.
In keeping with Brighton's monitoring of lottery rules, Rotary now has a separate 'trust' account for licensed fund raisers such as the No Frills Raffle. There are restrictions on how this money can be spent.
R Daphne gave an overview of Camp Enterprise:
Camp Enterprise is a Leadership / Business camp for high school students aged 16+
It has existed since 1986. The Northumberland Rotary Clubs organize and recruit students from areas high schools. Goal is for 64 students who stay at Trent University for 3 days. They stay in Lady Easton College. Cost to students is $50 each. The Rotary Clubs pick up balance.
They hope to have 13 students from ENSS.
Presently they have 42 students registered, want minimum of 56.
Dates - May 2 to 4.
Students participate in business workshops, marketing and negotiations.
They are looking for speakers, mentors and entrepreners.
Mentors, usually 2 to team, work with students, typically first day they teach, second day they mentor, third day they watch.
R Murray reviewed the upcoming Fishing Derby. Rotary has been working with Trenton Kiwanis for about 15 years on this major Kiwanis Fishing Derby in the Quinte Region. There are 8 or 9 fish weigh stations from Brighton to Picton to Napanee. Kiwanis pay us $1,500 to staff the Brighton weigh station in Gosport. We in turn have partnered with the Brighton Knights of Columbus to split the shifts / work and share the fee. There are 11 four hour shifts from midnight May 3 to 4pm on Sunday May 5. We work in teams of 2 to weigh and record fish, and witness live release. There is expected a training session at a Trenton Kiwanis meeting the evening of April 25th. This year we plan to utilize our trailer rather than tent (due to winds blowing tent down in recent years). Murray has duty roster for shifts.
R Ricardo gave an update concerning Youth Exchange. Eloisa is planning to stay until August 8th.
Rochelle in Taiwan is doing well and plans to return home in June.
Ethan Taylor is getting anxious to here from Sweden where she will be going in August as our next outbound.
In March we donated:
$500 to the Wheelchair of Hope and plan to present cheque to John Cairns April 5.
$300 to Brighton soccer club.
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