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Brighton Rotary News July 20 2022
Members: 10
Guests: Terri Lynn Jenkins and Sgt. Kelly Mason
1 Thank you card from HUGS.
Smile: blush
The Baseball Game
At one point during a game, the coach called one of his 9-year-old baseball players aside and asked,
“Johnny, do you understand what co-operation is? What a team is?”
“Yes, coach,” replied the little boy.
“Do you understand that what matters is whether we win
or lose together, as a team?”
“Yes” said little Johnny.
“So,” the coach continued, “I’m sure you know, when an
out is called, you shouldn't argue, or curse, or attack the
umpire, or call him an asshole.
Do you understand all that?”
Again, the little boy nodded in the affirmative.
The coach continued, “And when I take you out
of the game so that another boy gets a chance to play,
 we don’t call that 'a dumb-ass decision' or that it means
 that the coach is 'a shithead', right??”
“Yes, coach said little Johnny.”
“Good”, said the coach. “Now go over there and
explain all that to your grandmother.”
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Chris's home on Sept 13th.
  • We are looking for speakers for August
  • PODS to be adjusted.
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24. R Chris is looking for source of back bacon.
  • Street Dance July 30. R Clay advised duty roster full. Town staff will help set up and tear down.
  • Interclub BBQ August 15. We have a Karaoke DJ.
  • Bottle drive Saturday July 23 with proceeds going to Brighton Cadets.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Foundation Walk at Heber Downs Conservation area / Cullen Gardens - September 25th.
  • We Have A Dream - District Conference October 14 to 16 at Nottawasaga Inn.
  • World Polio Day 2022 Live from Durham College October 20 from 6pm to 8pm.
  • 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: Row Row Row Your Boat
Sharing Pot: $2? won by R Chris who donated it to the Foundation.
Happy Bucks:  a survivor, good for Street Dance, new friends at KGH, Nurse practitioner on Big Yacht first on scene, happy R Daniel is home, 9 lives, beautiful day, hot weather, never boat alone, Street Dance, always happy, live theatre, don't do it again, walks funny with horseshoe up backside, good trip to Niagara with boys.
Rotary Minute:
R Clay shared the new ROTARIAN CODE OF CONDUCT
As a Rotarian, I will:
1.Act with integrity and high ethical standards in my personal and professional life
2.Deal fairly with others and treat them and their occupations with respect
3.Use my professional skills through Rotary to mentor young people, help those
with special needs, and improve people’s quality of life in my community and in
the world
4.Avoid behavior that reflects adversely on Rotary or other Rotarians
5.Help maintain a harassment-free environment in Rotary meetings, events, and
activities; report any suspected harassment; and help ensure non-retaliation to
those individuals that report harassment
OPP Scam Busters
R Clay introduced Sgt. Kelly Mason:
  • Started my career in 1991 with Peterbourgh City police as a Special Constable in the courts
  • Hired by OPP in January 1995 and posted to Cobourg Detachment. (Northumberland OPP formed in 1998)
  • In 1999 became a member of the Northumberland Crime Unit, later assigned to the Kawartha Combined Drug Enforcement Section.
  • Oct 2002, transferred to OPP VIP Protection Services: Providing personal security for the Premier of Ontario, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Provincial Ministers, and other dignitaries while guests of Ontario. I also Assisted the RCMP with the provision of safety and security of Internationally Protected Persons while in Ontario, the Governor General and Prime Minister of Canada.
  • Returned to front line policing in late 2014 in Quinte West, was promoted to Sgt and transfered to Northumberland.  Have been aplatoon Sgt, Operations Sgt and A/S/Sgt for the detachment.
Sgt. Mason shared with us several Scam Buster videos made by the OPP to educate the public about various scams and how to avoid being taken in.
1. Grandparent Scam - they contact grandparents and tell them their grandchild has been arrested and needs bale money. They are very convincing and well organized. Sgt Mason says no one comes to your door to collect bale in cash. She advised people to ask what police station? what court house.
2. CRA scam. They never call you.
3. On-line Romance - the person loves you but you have never met, then they ask for money.
4. Over Payment Scam - you are selling something on-line and someone buys it but pays too much. They ask you to send over payment to them. But there cheque or money order will bounce. Do you due diligence.
5. Phishing Scam - typically an email that leads to you providing information. Seems authentic.
Sgt Kelly said if it looks too good to be true, it isn't. Buyer beware.
Some municipalities such as Quinte West have a by-law prohibiting door to door calls.
R Daniel thanked Sgt Kelly. After picture taken of hand shake, Sgt Kelly asked if we were going to photo shop a boat in the background.
Service Above Self