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Rotex - Exchange Student Alumni
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Brighton Rotary News May 22 2020
Members: 9
Guests: PDG Mary Lou Harrison, Rotarian Rob Pope, Rotex President Madelyn Lamer, Rotex Social Media and past Brighton Rotary outbound exchange student Abby McDougal
Oh Canada was skipped today (thank goodness)
Request for support from New Life Women's Home. They have a new Executive Director, Martin Vanderlaan.
Smile: blush
  • We are missing a few Rotarians joining us Friday morning. Reach out to Rotarians not getting on line to help them connect.
  • We are having regular Brighton Rotary Zoom meetings each Friday at 8am.
  • POD#2 consisting of Rotarian's Ricardo, Emily, Clay, Liesje, Rudy, Jeff P and Criag,  can reach out and try some speakers digitally for June.
  • Diners and Duffers booklets will be sold now at a discount of $25 each. Those who do not have books, ask me and we will arrange delivery. Please sell.
  • Club is short on commitments to Rotary for Foundation and Polio Plus. However, members are encourage to contribute what they can.
  • R Chris advised club Golf tournament originally scheduled for June postponed to fall. Taking a wait and see approach.
  • Club members encouraged to donate to Club amount they would normally spend for Rotary breakfast each week. This amount or as each member can accommodate may be forwarded to Treasurer Chris on a monthly basis by cheque or e-transfer.
  • R Mary Lou advised that Aids Walk will be vertual walk at home. Submit your 'walk'. To be viewed June 20th.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 2020 Rotary District Conference theme is 'Heroes and Champions' and will be held at Toronto Weston Prince Hotel October 23-25, 2019.
  • Rotary District 7070 is going to the Dominican Republic March Break 2021. A service opportunity - sweat equity.
Song: do we try it? No.
Happy Bucks: Always happy because he chooses to be, family visit with laughter and joy, grandson and family moving to Brighton, great to get outside, removed neighbours deck and trying to be socially distant, beer and pizza, tough buck trying to secure prescription with no family doctor, kayaking for 5 hours on mirror smooth waters.
Rotary Minute:  May is Youth Services Month
PDG Mary Lou Harrison introduced Madelyn and Abby as executives of D7070 Rotex Club. Rotex is Youth Exchange Student Alumni.
Madelyn is the President and Abby is the Social Media Director.
Madelyn was an exchange student from Belleville to Denmark in 2018/19. Abby was Brighton's outbound to France in 2017/18.
Their presentation today was in part a practice to the converted. They plan to visit as many Rotary Clubs in the District to promote and encourage Clubs to participate in the Youth Exchange Program.
Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) changed their lives. Helped them to see beyond themselves, to see different views and a new perspective.
Abby shared that her biggest lesson on exchange was to learn who she is as a person.
The world becomes a smaller place. When they look at a map now, they think of friends from around the world.
Youth Exchange is also good for Clubs.
A little history. Youth Exchange started in Rotary in the 1920's and in our District in the 1970's in Belleville.
Youth Exchange best way to bring and ensure peace in our world.
Rotex - past Youth Exchange Students, or new to Canada.
They want to help Rotary and connect students to Rotary.
Rotex goals:
1. Promote RYE
2. Help D7070 get to 30 students by 2030
3. Events for exchange students
4. Buddy system to support exchange students
5. help students make transition back to Canada after exchange.
To contact Rotex by email:
R Rob said each club needs champion to push for Exchange Program.
Cost to club for outbound about $800. Cost for inbound about $3500.
Rotex can help recruit outbounds in the high schools and with exchange program in general.
Service Above Self