Upcoming Events
Applefest BBQ on Main Street
Brighton Main Street
Sep 28, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Emily Steele
September 21
Spouse Birthdays
September 11
Andrea Wheeldon
September 18
Victoria Weir
Kyle Weir
September 23
Join Date
Joyce Cassin
September 28, 2018
1 year
Sep 20, 2019 7:00 AM
Political war rooms during the campaign
Sep 27, 2019 7:00 AM
Club Business
Oct 04, 2019 7:00 AM
Quinte Access
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Brighton Rotary News Sept 13 2019
Members: 10
Guests: new inbound exchange student Daniella Danielsen from the Faroe Islands, Eric Heidendahl, Linnea van Hussert, Rotarian Sandi Ramsay from Trenton Club, Janet Noyes from Lower Trent Conservation
  • Duty Roster circulated for Applefest.
  • Duty Roster circulated for No Frills raffle starting September 13 until October 6. Lots of openings available.
  • Brighton Rotary Golf tournament September 9th at Barcovan. R Chris gave brief summary of results of this successful day and fundraiser. We made little over $7,600. A big thanks to the Barcovan Golf Club and their staff.
  • Spring Valley Public School to work BBQ Thursday September 12 for their annual Open House was a success. Pres Daniel cooked 170 burgers.
  • Report from Rotary Local Lager circulated.
  • Invitation from New Life Women's Home holding annual Gala Saturday October 19, 2019 at Ramada Belleville Harbourview starting at 6pm. Tickets $45 each. Guest speaker Lorna Dueck, CEO Huntley Street and YES Television, Cheryl Newbhard is Emcee and Paul Lafrance is guest musician. Call 613-394-3341 for tickets.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • District Conference next year - Rotary Muskoka Style at JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa - October 25 - 27, 2019. Registration fee $349. Rooms at special rate of $135 / night while they last. Special Guests and programing: Amanda Lindhout, Canadian Humanitarian and Journalist, in 2008 along with some of her entourage were kidnapped by Islamic Insurgents in Southern Somalia. She will tell of her experiences and release. Also a panel of three top military leaders from Canada, United States and Denmark lead a panel discussion about the Military's role in Peace Building and Conflict Resolution. Also Erin Davis, a best selling author and former Toronto media personality will talk about her book; 'Morning has Broken; Love, Loss and Reclaiming Joy.'
  • Colborne Rotary Harvest Auction - Saturday September 21, doors open at 6pm. Cost is $80 each. They are celebrating 70 years. For tickets call 905-396-7601
Daniella's Report:
She attended first orientation for inbound exchange students last weekend and met the other exchange students in our district. A total of 7 students.
She along with other exchange students attended the Foundation Walk at Humber College Lakeshore Campus Sept 8th where they helped.
Her first couple days at school this week were hard because for a class assignment she had to talk about her family who she is missing.
However, last couple days better with friends. They were good days.
Song: no time for song today
Sharing: guest Sandi won $? and donated it back to club.
Happy Bucks: Friday 13th, speaker and presentation, fall weather, very informative presentation, last meeting as Emily Steele, dance tonight, hanging out.
Rotary Minute: Ideas for Membership
1. It sounds simple, but just 'ask someone'.
2. Repeatedly invite prospective members, unless you get defininative No.
3. Ensure prospective members feel important. Everyone should speak to them.
4. Make your meetings Fun.
5. Have a clear membership goal, develop strategic plan and establish budget.
Flood Forecasting and Warning Program
R Murray introduced Janet and Sandi from Lower Trent Conservation.
Janet Noyes attended elementary school in Campbellford and high school in Owen Sound. She got an engineering degree from Queens University in 1987, and started her career with the Department of National Defense at Royal Military College where she held a  position in research and development in water resources engineering while furthering her education by taking courses at Queens in the Master's program. Prior to her thesis defense, she withdrew from the Master's program to raise 3 amazing children and run a couple home-based businesses  until she returned to engineering in 1998. She worked for couple engineering consulting firms for 15 years as an environmental and water resources engineer until 2013 when she joined Lower Trent Conservation as Manager, Development Services and Water Resources.
Although R Murray introduced Sandi Ramsay the Communications Specialist and secondary speaker for today, she was not able to make her presentation due to a lack of time.
Janet made a very in depth presentation on the role of the conservation authority in regulation and keeping people from developing in flood plains as well as warning people of flooding conditions.
She provided some context with historical flooding photos as well as more recent pictures of local flooding conditions. She relayed some of the various ways that cause flooding, such as ice jamming, or frazil ice formation. She provided some context for the size of the Trent River watershed within the broader picture of the Province of Ontario and Lake Ontario. The Trent River watershed is about 12,000 square kilometers compared to Lake Ontario with 64,000 square kilometers, but even at that, about 75% to 80% of the water that goes through Lake Ontario comes from the upper Great Lakes over Niagara Falls and the Niagara River out of Lake Erie.
She emphasized that the Ottawa River basin is much larger than the Trent with basically no flow controls on the Ottawa River. There are a few dams but no reservoirs to store water. The Ottawa River discharges to the St. Lawrence just up stream of Montreal.
The whole great lakes are basically without controls. There is a dam at Ste. Sainte Marie and one at Cornwall only.
She provided a history of attempts and plans since 1958 to regulate Lake Ontario up to the present Plan 2014 that is monitored and managed by the International Joint Commission between US and Canada. The management of Lake Ontario takes into account several factors such as:
Domestic water and sewer services,
Commercial navigation,
Riparian rights,
Hydro power and irrigation,
Recreational boating,
She provided lots of information on historical flows and water levels related to Lake Ontario and predictive models from IJC on future water levels.
If interested in Janet's presentation, it can be made available.
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