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8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
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December 23
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December 15
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Dec 15, 2021 7:00 AM
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Dec 22, 2021 7:00 AM
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Brighton Rotary News Dec 8 2021
WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out:;;
Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:
Members: 9
Guests: Terri Lynn was back from sunny Jamaica.
1.Virtual Training of District 7070 Visioning Team Event: Virtual Training of District 7070 Visioning Team F  Date: Jan 15, 2022 9:00 AM  - Jan 15, 2022 11:00 AM  Fee:   Location: Online.
2.You are invited to the Tuesday Talks-"Polio" One on One with Dr Bob Scott. Tuesday Talks-"Polio" One on One with Dr Bob Scott Date: Dec 14, 2021 7:00 PM  - Dec 14, 2021 8:00 PM
3. First of all a quick word of thanks for the support Rotary in general has given to charities like ours over the years. I work with BethanyKids, a Canadian charity providing medical aid to children across Africa by training African pediatric surgeons and then resourcing them post-graduation to develop pediatric departments. We now operate in 7  different countries. We have a number of new projects on the go right now that could very much use support from your Rotary club. In one instance we're growing our surgical capacity in Uganda by hiring a second surgeon. This is a country with one of the youngest populations on the planet and highest rates of disabilities, most of which require surgical intervention. The cost of a new surgeon will be just over 20,000 for the course of 2022. You can read more about that total project here: ( We're also in the process of trying to fund the purchase of $200,000 worth of wheelchairs to distribute to children in need in both Kenya and Uganda. We'd love to have the Rotary's support on either of these efforts and I would be happy to submit any applications as needed. I am also more than happy to present in person to the Rotary the work that BethanyKids has been doing for twenty years on the continent of Africa for children. Look forward to hearing from you. Yours, Peter Lublink Executive Director
Smile: blush
From our intrepid R Craig:
The President of Pepsi was fired because they found a trace of coke in his system.
A gentleman called 911 when his wife suddenly passed out. The 911 operator asked his address which he answered as #1 Yuletide Street. The operator asked him to spell it. After a pause, he said to give him a few minutes and they could pick his wife up at #1 Oak Street.
and from R Rudy:
A 99 year old husband is seeking a divorce from his 96 year old wife because he found 'love letters' to her from 40 years ago. Turned out they were from him.
(Rudy said Cornelia did not appreciate this humour)
  • Brighton Christmas Hamper Program gearing up. First organization meeting November 16th and tentative set up and pick up December 20 to 22. Next meeting December 14.
  • Next board meeting will be hosted by R Emily January 11.
  • Paint Night held at the Community Centre Monday December 6th with 28 painters. R Chris even thought some were pretty good. After expenses we raised $360 for the Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Inc. Regional Women's Shelter at Alderville First Nation. This on the The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale.
  • Salvation Army Kettle Campaign - Pres Joyce advised that we raised $6,517 so far. All spots filled to sit with the kettle.
  • R Emily has contacted the local schools about Coats for Kids. She has heard from two schools, waiting on response from Brighton Public.
  • R Chris advised that if anyone wants to make donation to Foundation this month get it to him this week.
  • Area clubs planning Camp Enterprise for May 5, 6 and 7, 2022 at Trent University. Appears that this may not go ahead due to rising COVID numbers.
  • The club is looking to bump up bursary to a Loyalist student in spring 2022 awards from the Clubs  endowment fund.
  • Rotary Zone is looking to Empower young women in a youth leadership program in collaboration with Toastmasters in the new year. The program will be on-line for 6 to 8 weeks for 1.5 to 2 hours once a week.
  • R Chris shared some cookies from another group who borrowed Rotary gear. They also provided a $30 donation to the club.
  • Marlene McFadden passed Dec 4.
  • Honourary Rotarian Keith recovering.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • D7070 Conference to be May 13-15, 2022 at the Courtyard by Mariott in Oshawa Ontario. Registration is $249 before September 1 and limited rooms for $129 per night. 'Be a Driver for Change.'
  • Rotary International Convention 2022 in Houston Texas June 4-8, 2022. Registration is now open.
  • Incoming RI President Jennifer Jones plans to start her year off with a two week cross Canada tour to showcase Canada to the World. She plans to be in the GTA July 5th and getting her hands dirty with People of Action projects and activities.
  • 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. Past Tuesday Talks available for viewing.
Song: Silver Bells
Sharing Pot: $23 to Terri Lynn who donated back to the club.
Happy Bucks: happy to be here, fantastic time in Jamaica and did not want to come home, to be back to regular routine, skipping COVID police, paint night, still honest, Photo shoot for Jack, flowers to Golden Pond, cat back at home, Christmas with family over, all kids over nice, excited to learn they owned time share in Chicago that was just sold for $40,000 and it will only cost 10%, pleasure to get up.
Rotary Minute:
Economic and Community Development - one of Rotary's Areas of Focus
We carry out service projects that enhance economic and community development and create opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old. We also strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.
Adopt a Village in Laos
R Steve shared Rotarian Steve Rutledge's presentation from the October Tuesday Talks with the club. About the Adopt a Village in Laos that Brighton Rotary has supported in the past.
See it all at the following link. Also accessible from the District web site as well as other Tuesday Talks.
Service Above Self