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April 28
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April 29
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April 17, 1998
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Brighton Rotary News April 9 2021
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Members: 6
Guests: Rotarian Bob Wallace from the Rotary Club of Port Hope, and former inbound exchange student Daniella Danielsen from the Faro Islands
Thank you card from Brighton District Figure Skating Club for our support.
Cheque from an Auction donor.
Smile: blush
Joyce and Shane were in bed.
The doorbell rings, Shane gets up and goes to the door, where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push.
"Not a chance!" says Shane. "It's three o'clock in the morning!"
He slams the door and returns to bed.
"Who was that?" asked his wife.
"Just some drunk guy asking for a push." he answers.
"Did you help him?" she asks.
"No, I did not! It's three in the morning and it's pouring out!"
"Well, you have a short memory." says Joyce. "Can't you remember about three months ago when we broke down and those two guys helped us? I think you should help him and you should be ashamed of yourself!"
Shane does as he is told, gets dressed, and goes out into the pounding rain.
He calls out into the dark, "Hello, are you still there?"
"Yes." comes back the answer.
"Do you still need a push?" calls out Shane.
"Yes, please!" comes the reply from the dark.
"Where are you?" asks Shane.
"Over here, on the swing."
  • Congratulations R Emily and Mark on birth of their son Jack.
  • We will have a board meeting Tuesday April 20 at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers Books are going well. We have 146 out for sale, R Chris has cash back for 103 sold.
  • Bottle Drive scheduled for April 17 will be cancelled due to Stay at Home Order. Next bottle drive will be May 15.
  • Auction items coming in slowly, urgent to get items over to R Liesje's home.
  • Hoselton designs waiting on new equipment.
  • Looking for speakers.
  • Update on water filters in Brasil: Filters purchased and hope to deliver April 10th pending okay from government and pandemic restrictions. See the following link for 2 minute video R Liesje created for Brighton with help from former exchange student Eloisa. Liesje    
  • 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:
  •   You are invited to the Rotary Foundation Seminar . Please click on the link below to attend or decline.  Event: Rotary Foundation Seminar  Date: May 01, 2021 8:30 AM  - May 01, 2021 11:00 AM. The objective of this Rotary Foundation Seminar is to provide an overview of the Rotary Foundation and give the participants suggestions and guidelines for writing District and Global Grant project applications.
    use this link to register:   Thank you For District 7070    
  • 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.
  • Last year, we launched a new strategic plan for Rotary District 7070 (see attached).    To help us monitor the effectiveness of this plan, we are now issuing this short survey.
  • New or Updated District Policies as reviewed and approved by the  District 7070 Governance Committee District 7070 Guideline of Policies and Procedures and District Leadership Plan – The major changes in the document include the restructuring of the Zones for the Foundation Walk, the reference to the policies attached and the removal of the list of awards. District 7070 Youth Exchange Policies and Procedures – This is a current policy that has been updated to make it more modern.  There was a question at the Governance Committee regarding the definition of a volunteer and whether all members of a club are captured in the definition.  I have connected with Patti on this and she stressed that the definition is consistent with youth exchange policies and is already in place in the District.  We will have further discussion at a future meeting. RI Policy Abuse and Harassment – This is a new policy that is required by law. District 7070 Vulnerable Sector Protection Policy – This is a new policy that replaces the short policy statement that we had in the P&P. Crisis Management Plan – We were asked to prepare a plan to guide us in a crisis.  It was created using the RI and other District policies as a template.   Thank you in advance for your time and attention to these important additions or updates to our District 7070 Policies & Procedures.  Yours in Rotary, DGE Ron
  • You are invited to the 'Tuesday Talks' April- Toastmasters. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends.  Event: 'Tuesday  Talks' April- Toastmasters  Date: Apr 13, 2021 7:00 PM  - Apr 13, 2021 8:00 PM  Fee:   Location: ON Canada    Details: Join Peter Hernandez, Award Winning Inspirational Speaker, Rotarian & Toastmaster And Mark Blackmore, Toastmasters Area Director, District 60 Division E Area 44  On Tues. April 13th @ 7pm-8pm   This Tuesday Talk aims to answer 3 key questions: What is Toastmasters? What will it do for me? How will it improve the Rotary experience?
  • 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: for days north with family where there is still some snow, family, mom feeling good, dad has mini Cooper, weather, work at home, presentation, to have Daniella with us, School on Monday, meeting with Friends in Faro Islands with no restrictions, .golf courses opening, took old car out for drive yesterday, grand kids next week.
Rotary Minute:
from Bill Gates: ' We are achingly close to getting rid of polio - more than 99 percent of the way there. Finishing the job is a big challenge, but it is very doable if we keep up the effort'.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been a huge supporter of Rotary's Polio Plus campaign.
News from Faro Islands and The Rotary Foundation
We were graced with a visit (Virtually) from former Exchange Student Daniella from her home in the Faro Islands:
She had a short presentation about her year after exchange:
She arrived home on April 20, 2020. She had to spend two weeks in isolation on arriving home. Some friends had made her a box of activities and goodies to welcome her home. They could only visit through window for two weeks. She had too much free time.
She experienced a Reverse Culture Shock on returning home. Part due to her forced quarantine for two weeks, but also changes. One of those changes was an exchange student Ava living with her family.
Once her quarantine was over, she got back out with friends and met Ava. They met each others friends and thus had more friends. They had excursions with Ava including to Denmark.
Daniella is now in Glasir school 20Z where she is taking natural sciences (chemistry and biology) She will be at this school for three years before going to University in Denmark.
She is working at Sport 24, a store selling sport clothing. She also works at a bar, starting cleaning tables etc. but she turned 18 in January and is now a bar tender. She is legal, has her drivers license.
There are no COVID restriction in the Faro Islands currently. Their numbers have been low. They have only about 50,000 people and have administered 245,485 COVID tests, virtually everyone tested 5 times.
R Steve introduced R Bob Wallace. Bob was District Governor for D7070 in 2011-2012, and currently Assistant Rotary Coordinator Zone 24 East.
Bob was born in London Ontario where he grew up and went to Western graduating in Engineering. After a short stay in Ottawa Bob and his wife Kathy moved to Port Hope. They have two children (Kristen and Andrew) and four grandchildren; Deveraux, Preston, Natalie and David. Kathy is a retired registered nurse.
Bob spent his career working in the nuclear energy industry in Port Hope and recently retired after 37 years.
Living in Port Hope Bob has volunteered with various organizations and joined Rotary in 1988. He was club president in 1997 / 98. He has served in multiple roles in his own club and at District level. In 2012 he and Kathy went to India to participate in a Polio National Immunization Day. Bob is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society Member, Major Donor and Foundation Benefactor.
Bob shared with us today an overview of The Rotary Foundation - Doing Good in the World.
He presented a summary of Charity Navigator, an independent watch dog of charities. They rank TRF their highest ranking - 4 stars. With 92% of funds raised going to those in need. A well managed and organized charity.
Bob showed us a five year summary of the Rotary Club of Brighton's giving to TRF. All this information is available on the Rotary International site for Rotarians.
He explained Every Rotaryian Every Year (EREY). The goal is that every Rotarian will donate something to TRF each year. Any amount. Currently only about 1/3 of Rotarians do.
Sustaining members donate every year at least $1,000 US annually.
Paul Harris Society donate cumulative $1,000 US.
Rotary International has averaged that if all clubs donated $1,500 annually to Polio Plus in order to take maximum advantage of the Bill and Melinda Gates challenge to match funds.
Rotary keeps annual fund giving for 3 years, then gives 50% back to districts to decide where to spend it, while the other 50% goes to the Global Account for Global Grants.
Grants have to support Rotary's areas of focus. Traditionally six areas of focus:
Peace and Conflict Resolution
Disease Prevention and Treatment
Water and Sanitation
Maternal and Child Health
Basic Education and Literacy
Economic and Community Development
and in July a new 7th focus - The Environment.
Deadline for District Designated Funds in May 31. But there is no deadline for Global Grant applications.
All monies to Polio Plus go directly to the Polio eradication campaign.
Bob shared some examples of Global and District grants. Also how we can donate.
Service Above Self