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Brighton Rotary News April 30 2021
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Members: 7
Guests: Karen White and our intrepid Honourary Rotarian Jeff B
1.We received a cheque from a sponsor for the Auction.
2. A letter from Relay for Life asking for support.
Smile: blush
A middle aged couple had two beautiful daughters but the husband wanted a son, so they decide to try one more time. The wife became pregnant and gave birth to a son. The husband was delighted but when he finally got to see him he was horrified that the baby was so ugly. He angrily accused his wife of fooling around behind his back because the baby didn’t look like his beautiful daughters. His wife commented “ not this time.”
Then from the grandchildren: Why do Seagulls fly over the sea and not the bay.
Because then they would be called 'bagels'.
  • Next board meeting Tuesday May 18th at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers Books a success. Currently have 8 available in inventory see R Chris if you sell another.
  • Bottle Drive scheduled for May 22 due to extension of Stay at Home Order.
  • Auction items coming in with about 60 so far. Don't stop. Get items over to R Liesje's home. For auction, we are participating with Campbellford Rotary, to sell some items for their club.
  • Hoselton designs waiting on new equipment.
  • Looking for speakers for late May.
  • Update on water filters in Brasil: Filters expected to be distributed May 15-20.   
  • R Chris has created an e-mail address called "" Members should use this e-mail address for e-transfers (rather than personal e-mail address). It has been created with automatic deposit into the Brighton Rotary Operating Account at Royal Bank, so no secret question and answer will be necessary. We can also publish this new e-mail account when fundraising, to facilitate payments or donations from the general public. Chris
  • Proposed Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup scheduled for April 24 has been postponed to June due to Stay At Home Order.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Tuesday Talks- Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends. Event: Tuesday Talks- Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention  Date: May 11, 2021 7:00 PM  - May 11, 2021 8:00 PM    Details: Your District Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Committee is very pleased to present: S. R. “MARTIN” RLA  Mediator, Architect & Social Entrepreneur Dedicated to Sustainability & Peacebuilding “Two Drops for Peace”: Building Resilient Communities Together  The lessons of the past year have demonstrated just how interconnected we all are and that no size community - urban or rural - is immune to violence.   
  • Please join us for 2021 Virtual Convention: Rotary Opens Opportunities, 12-16 June. Registration opens in mid-April. This year’s event will connect you, virtually, with members around the world. It will open new opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary, near and far. Together, we’ll inspire action, strengthen our commitments, work on our challenges, and celebrate our successes.
  •  You are invited to the  Rotaract District Conference. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends.Event:  Rotaract District Conference Date: May 08, 2021  - May 09, 2021, Fee $10.00. Location via Zoom.
  • Rotary International Foundation Gala May 12.
  • Rotary D7070 virtual conference June 25/26. For Saturday June 26 clubs are encouraged to have Community Engagement. We are looking for ideas.    <>*
  • D7070 Year End Celebration June 30 at 7pm.
  • 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.
Song: someday soon we hope
Sharing Pot: all are encouraged to share as they are able or willing.
Happy Bucks: good to see the other Jeff, healthy and bouncy, grass taking off, buds on trees (some places actual leaves), another day, weather improving, family well with 1st shots, to join us on zoom, gardening, son from Africa stayed in hotel 3 days at $1100 all positive but wife bypassed hotel, birthday, picture as infant with mom and all smiles and giggles to learn infant is sister, grandkids week 3 going into 4 but all smiles and fun, vaccine May 5
Rotary Minute: Rotary Peace Centres
.Each year, the Rotary Foundation funds study for peace fellows at six Rotary Peace Centres, where they earn master's degrees or professional development certificates. Since 2002/03 more than 1,000 students from more than 120 countries have participated  at cost of over $50 million.
Relay for Life Virtually 2021
R Chris introduced Karen White, not a stranger to Rotary. She has a new role with the newly amalgamated Bay of Quinte Relay for Life.
The Cancer Society raises funds primarily for Research and support services. They have had to close offices and let staff go due to COVID.
In 2020 they had to adjust and held their first Virtual Relay for Life with 4,200 participants. This year, the event will be held June 12th at 8pm and it will be National. Their goal is to raise $4.5 million nationally.
For the Bay of Quinte event, they already have 91 teams registered. That is Karen's primary focus right now to promote and recruit teams. They have several corporate sponsors and seeking more.
She appreciates the years of support from the Rotary Club of Brighton as Luminary sponsors. Lights available on line.
Those living with cancer used to be called survivors, now they are referred to as participants of hope. Karen likes this new phrase because it is all about Hope.
R Jeff thanked Karen for her years of service, help and support.
Service Above Self