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January 11, 1992
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Jan 25, 2019 7:00 AM
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Brighton Rotary News Jan 18 2019
Members: 10
Guests: Exchange Student Eloisa de Castro Costa from Brazil, Rotarian Rob Pope from Campbellford.
  • Invoice for $100 from Curling Club for sponsor signage (2019)
  • Invoice from Willow for ticket and poster for Valentine dance.
  • Request from Shelter box and info on solar lights.
  • Board meeting at R Murray's home - Tuesday January 22 at 6:30pm
  • Valentine's Dance scheduled for Thursday February 14th, 7pm to 11pm with DJ. Tickets will be $25 each. Notice will go out to other clubs. We need minimum or 40 tickets sold to break even.
  • Regular meeting Friday February 15th will be cancelled.
  • Brighton Rotary Auction and Dinner May 11, 2019
  • Brighton Rotary is 30 - June 2019.
  • 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.
  • No Frills Raffle planned for March. Duty roster being circulated. We start the weekend of March 22 leading up to Easter.
  • Northumberland Rotary Music Festival in 2019. They are looking for photographer for first week of April. May be small cost to clubs.
  • Brighton / Colborne Rotary Clubs joint application to send an ENSS student to Adventures in Citizenship in spring 2019 accepted.
  • Camp Enterprise for 2019, May 2 to 4 at Trent University. Looking for sponsors, mentors and drivers.
Eloisa's Report:
1. At school she is working hard to prepare a History essay regarding indigenous people in Canada and Brazil and how they are related.
2. She will be teaching Yoga to grade 4 kids at Brighton Public School on January 18th.
3. She is studying hard for history exam.
4. She has started learning German again.
5. Her handmade card project - She has raised over $100. DG Mary Lou has supported this project and she will sell more in Toronto at the Women in Rotary celebration January 23.
6. Friends are going to teach her to ski after exams.
7. She tried a jiu-jitsu class but cost too much.
8.She is looking for books - WEconomy and 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (for teens).
9. She is looking for prom dress.
Song: Frere Jacqua.
50/50: $17 won by R Joyce who donated it to Foundation.
Happy Bucks:  Happy to be happy, R Jeff W saving day and stepping up, on and appreciate work of the Pond Hockey organizers, good Christmas, grandchildren, trying to bring Tokar from Nepal over on work permit, sun shining, dance tonight, Eloisa's enthusiasm and spirit, final exam tomorrow, family all healthy and all attended Christmas celebration, won first game curling this season, Jeff Dumon tickets, Batawa Ski hill 60 years old, being principle at Batawa School that no longer exists.
Rotary Minute: R Jeff W expanded the Rotary Minute to our program.
Recent Gillette advertisement has created a lot of reaction, good and negative. Their motto is 'The best a Man can Get'. There ad questioned, is it the best we can be as men. The ad depicts scenes of men behaving badly, then men stepping up to be better people. They are challenging men to change, to be better.
R Jeff asked where did business get the reputation that everything they do is for bottom line, that business can't do good.
R Jeff reminded us of Rotary's motto, 'Service Above Self' and our first motto from 1910 'He profits most who serves best'. If it is good for our communities, it is good for business. He shared a couple other examples of Nike ad and Coke. But people today have become suspicious of corporations and businesses, preferring to believe there must be a hidden agenda.
R Jeff explained about 'B' corporations that have a triple goal of not only making a profit but having a social responsibility.
The objects of Rotary are:
  • FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
Service Above Self