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Brighton Rotary News Jan 17 2020
Members: 7
Guests: Inbound Exchange Student Daniella from the Faro Islands and Janelle Eisler from Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention
1. Thank you letter from Michele Adams, Principal of Spring Valley School for Rotary's support.
2. Request for support from Camp Kennebec near Arden Ontario. Summer Kids Camp for those with special needs and developmental delays such as autism, ADHD, OCD, learning disabilities, anxiety and social skill challenges.
Smile: blush
R Craig while sharing stories with R Rudy at breakfast was inspired to share one of his own stories:
Early in his career, R Craig worked at a grocery store, in their produce section. A customer asked for 1/2 a head of lettuce, but when told they don't sell 1/2 heads the customer wanted to see the Manager. When Craig found the Manager, not realizing that the customer had followed him, R Craig told the Manager that some 'idiot' wanted 1/2 head of lettuce. At that moment R Craig realized the customer was behind him so he quickly said and this customer wants the other 1/2.
The Manager complemented Craig on his quick thinking and recommended Craig for a management position at their store in Port a Basque. Craig said the only people who come out of Port a Basque were hockey players and Ladies of the Night. The Manager advised Craid the his wife was from Port a Basque. Craig asked what position did she play?
  • In this week's Brighton Independent the front page story is of young man from Brighton Nick Scarr. Nick has been assisted by the Rotary Club of Brighton a few times in his life related to floatation devices and mobility.
  • R Steve putting team together for Quinte Sunrise Curl for Kids. Team so far is Allison, Daniella and Steve. Need forth. This event is February 1.
  • Next club directors meeting will be Tuesday January 21 at 6:30pm at home of Allison and Steve (101 Raglan Street).
  • ENSS Hope Project are holding a Trivia Night - Thursday February 13 from 6 - 9pm. A table costs $100 and should have 6 to 8 players. Rotary invited to participate. This is a fundraiser for the Hope Project Team. There is a poster on their Facebook page.
  • Rob Pope has 2 Leaf tickets (cost $100 each). Asking if someone can take tickets and Daniella to the game.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • You are invited to the Toronto Beach Charter Night. You can also book family and friends.  Event: Toronto Beach Charter Night  Date: Jan 23, 2020 6:30 PM  - Jan 23, 2020 9:00 PM  Fee: $40.00 Location: The Balmy Beach Club360 Lake Front, Toronto. Go to D707 web site to register. If you need assistance ask.
  • D7070 looking for participants to prepare / update Strategic Plan. You can register for one of three dates but you need to register ASAP as space limited to first 25. Ask me for contact info. District 7070 has drafted a strategic plan - using the ideas of many in the district to do so. However, it needs your perspective and ideas before it is finalized. We want to know if the plan is relevant and if the goals are meaningful. We want to hear your ideas of how some of these goals could be achieved. This is a plan that will guide our District for the next three years. Could you spare an hour to help us?    The ask is for you to join a webinar (from a computer or other device such as an ipad). You will not need to have a camera or a microphone as this sounding board will be conducted like a confidential focus group.    You will be asked to input to survey questions and see just in time collated answers from all the participants. You will be asked to type responses into the chat function. You will not be asked to speak nor will your identity be known to others. It is a really interesting and different way to ensure people can speak their mind.   The whole process will be facilitated by Anne Bermingham of 2WA Consulting, a Rotarian from Rotary District 7090 who is helping us with the development of our plan.   Thanks in advance for your participation!   The District 7070 Strategic Planning Committee - DG Beth Selby, DGE Mark Chipman, DGN Ron Dick & IPDG Mary Lou Harrison      
  • Quinte Sunrise Rotary - Fundraising bonspiel called Curl for Kids, that raises funds for charities and organizations that serve “kids”.  This year our event will be benefiting Camp Trillium, Quinte SailAbility and our Bayside Secondary Scholarship. The event is on Saturday February 1st at the Quinte Curling Club, with draw times available at 9:00, 11:15 and 1:30.  This is a fun event, where the emphasis is on fellowship and fundraising rather than excellent curling.  We encourage teams to play against colleagues or competitors (for years I used to field a “Loyalist Men’s” team to challenge the “Loyalist Ladies”… and we lost most of the time).  The trophy goes the team that raises the most funds each year.  Last year the Active Wealth Management team raised an amazing $1500! We are able to accommodate a maximum of 24 teams (8 per draw time), with draw times being confirmed on a first come, first served basis.  We provide a light lunch for participants either after or before their draw, as well as some draw prizes, and a 50/50. It would be great if
  • D7070 Birthday Bash for past Rotarian and District Governor Bill Patchet. Bill passed away May 10, 2019. With his passing, we lost a dynamic leader passionate about the Foundation and Polio Plus. There will be a celebration at the Cobourg Best Western, 930 Burnham Street on January 19th from 1 to 3pm. Cost is $10 but you have to register. Go to D7070 web site.
  • D7070 Grow Rotary Workshop to be held at Vaughan City Hall, 2141 Major MacKenzie Drive West, Saturday January 18th, 2020 from 8am to 1:30 pm. You have to register through D7070 web site.
  • D7070 Foundation Grant Writing Workshop will be held at Whitby Public Library Saturday February 29 from 9am to 2pm. Lunch provided.
  • 2020 Rotary District Conference theme is 'Heroes and Champions' and will be held at Toronto Weston Prince Hotel October 23-25, 2019.
Daniella's Report:  
Daniella has been performing at ENSS, recently in the Porridge Game (a blend of several nursery rhymes such as Goldie Locks and others). She played character who wanted to be Goldie Locks best friend.
She attended a Magic Theatre production.
She went bowling.
Her birthday was January 12th and she turned 17.
Daniella's Bucket List:
Play hockey
Niagara Falls
CN tower
Algonquien Park
See a moose
See a beaver
See a possum
See a bear
Play in the snow
Volunteer (animal shelter?)
See leaves change color
Ottawa (skate on the Rideau canal)
Go skiing
Swim in Lake Ontario
Cliff jump (?😬)
See the northern lights
Go to New York City?
See a baseball game
See a rugby game
See an american football game
See a ice hockey game
Try beaver tail (not from a real beaver)
Song: Bicycle Built for Two
Sharing: $12.50 won by R Steve who donated it to Rotary Foundation
Happy Bucks: snow coming, grandchildren coming, sunrise this morning, thank you Janelle for great presentation, to be a grandfather again, to be here, visiting aunt turning 89 in Manitouwadge, work of Cornerstone.
Rotary Minute: Rotary's 34,000 clubs and 1.2 million members serve communities around the world with six primary areas of focus:
Peace and conflict prevention / resolution
Disease prevention and treatment
Water and sanitation
Maternal and child health
Basic education and literacy
Economic and community development
New POD's for 2020
POD#1 - Murray, Chris, Joyce, Victoria, Mark, Jeff W and Steve
POD#2 - Ricardo, Jeff P, Emily, Craig, Rudy, Liesje, Clay
Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre
R Steve introduced Janelle.
Janelle's first career was as a video editor. She studied at Niagara College in Welland, then worked at CTV for 7 years helping prepare the broadcasts. She worked with Lloyd Roberson, always behind the camera. Then she felt she wanted to make a difference and help people rather than report on the bad stuff.
She went back to school to Sir Sanford Fleming in Event Management and Fundraising. She now works for Cornerstone in Cobourg where she has been for 7 years.
She lives in Orono, her husband is a policeman with Durham Region and she has 2 children.
She loves her job.
Janelle said Cornerstone started 35 years ago with 4 people with a phone on a table. They now have 21 beds as part of residential shelter for women and children experiencing domestic violence.
Cornerstone has an office in Brighton, Port Hope and Campbellford to serve Northumberland County.
Their goal is to break the cycle of family violence.
They provide shelter, food and a safe place. They provide counseling, support access to legal assistance, counseling for children and youth, counseling to help find safe and affordable housing (hard as vacancy rate is so low).
They have a 1-800 crisis line. They provide 24 hour service and supports.
They do not have a maximum time for women staying at their residence, can be as low as 3  days to up to a year. Some women have places to go such as family. They often needs counseling to deal with trauma of abuse.
Their 21 beds are always full. Last year they had to turn away 100 women and children.
They have a good relationship with local police. Women are often afraid to call police for fear of their partners.
Their councilors go into the schools and teach what healthy relationship look like as part of the effort to stop the violence. They provide support for family court.
About 59% of there funding comes from the Province or 14 beds. They get some money from the County, United Way, grants and donations / fundraising. It costs about $125 per night per bed. They provided 6000 beds last year.
Some of their programs include:
Stand Up - Stay Strong - a partnership with police at high schools to teach what healthy relationships look like.
Homeshare - a pilot program where a women may have a home with space and is looking for companionship. This has been going on for 2 years and they have had 4 successful matches. It takes a long time to find proper matches.
Thrive Hubs - Mondays from 9 to 12 where they bring in various support services and women can access one stop shopping for supports.
They depend on volunteers who may do shopping, some administrative tasks or other duties. People and organizations can raise money for Cornerstone. Their big fundraiser is 'Walk a mile in her shoes'. They held first walk in Brighton in 2019 on the Sunday of Applefest with 25 walkers. Walkers don't have to wear red high heals now, but typically red shoes or boots. Between Cobourg and Brighton walks in 2019 they raised $45,000
On March 5th they are holding their annual International Women's Day Lunch. Key note speaker is a women survivor of human trafficking for 10 years.
Many women come to Cornerstone with mental health issues and substance abuse, trauma and self medication. Cornerstone has counselors and supports to help.
R Daniel thanked Janelle.
Service Above Self