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Brighton Rotary News Oct 2 2020
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel.
Members: 9
Guests: So sad, no guest today
Rotary D7070 Newsletter.
RI magazine distributed this week as well as Rotary Canada paper.
Smile: blush
The name Lance is seldom used today. However, during King Arthur times people were called Lance a lot.
R Craig new Pres Joyce 9 years ago and they dated (before Shane). One morning Craig came down to find Joyce with her hands on her face and focused on the juice container. When asked what she was doing, she said she was following the instructions on the container. To Concentrate.
  • R Liesje has listed the clubs Bottle Drive and subsequent schedule on the upcoming events page on MYFM. Our next bottle drive is October 17 from 11am to 2pm at King Edward Park and every 3rd Saturday of each month.
  • Next board meeting Tuesday October 20 at the home of R Jeff,   6:30pm at 84 Northumberland Blvd in Trenton.
  • R Liesje is organizing the purchase of some new Rotary clothing. Let her know if you are interested.
  • We received two submissions to our Interclub Karaoke singing contest virtually. Some brief discussions about extending deadline.
  • R Emily is looking to initiate Coat for Kids at schools soon.
  • Looking for those interested in working with Jan Hoselton to develop special ornament for Rotary fundraiser.
  • R Emily has reached out to  local schools about how to handle Coats for Kids this year. May have to organize pick up place such as Community Centre.
  • Diners and Duffers for 2021 going ahead. Looking for new advertisers. $250 for black and white 1/4 page ad.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • DG visit via Zoom - Monday October 19 at 7pm
  • 2020 Rotary District Conference theme is 'Heroes and Champions' and will be now April 9 to 11, 2021, at Pan Pacific Toronto (formerly Weston Prince Hotel).
  • Rotary District 7070 is going to the Dominican Republic March Break 2021. A service opportunity - sweat equity.
Song: The Old Gray Mare
Sharing Pot: $17 R Steve is sharing it with the Rotary Foundation.
Happy Bucks: hurts to be happy, presentation, stepping up, found name badge, Diversity Committee likes to visit but accomplishes little so took charge, ripping up old flooring, Craig's home for lunch, music and book industries similar, Royalties, mother at Kingston and tests good health, to be with everyone, looking good.
Rotary Minute - From R Emily
October is Economic and Development Month, one of the 6 areas of focus for Rotary
1.4 billion people live on less than $1.25 per day
There are things we can do to help people help themselves:
  • micro lending programs
  • mobile lending / banking with old  used / discarded cell phones
  • purchase locally and save on shipping
  • support small local business ventures
Self Publishing Your Story
R Steve introduced R Liesje who stepped up last minute to share some tips and knowledge to publish your story. R Liesje is a dynamic new Rotarian that the rest of us can follow if we dare.
Liesje shared some of the secrets of the world of publishing.
You may be offered deal to at first sounds good, they will cover marketing your book ($20,000 they say) and your costs are $3,000 for which they take a cut. But their numbers super inflated, they are spinning their own story.
R Liesje has been interested in writing and arts since her early 20's. She has taken many courses.
Publishers don't want your full and final manuscript. They want an overview and maybe couple chapters. They want input and control.
The primary thing you need is an Editor. They are to find and correct mistakes. Very important.
From the earlier offer, the real costs are borne by author. The big promises are empty. You bare the load after your blood sweat and tears went into the manuscript.
Liesje selected a false name for anonymity. Tina Assanti.
You can find a reasonably priced but talented cover designer (few hundred dollars) and interior book designer. Most important is an Editor. You can upload to Amazon for nothing. To publish you need bar code (free) and submit to Library of America (also free). But to get in books stores you need a distributor. Total cost couple thousand dollars.
Everyone has story to tell and R Liesje believes these stories need to be told, to be shared. Liesje wants to help and will help women tell their story. She has recently published her mother's story. It was her third book.
Check out Tina Assanti's blog.
Service Above Self