Upcoming Events
Big Give BBQ
Community Centre
Jun 01, 2019
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Rotary Regional Spelling Bee
Trenton High School
Jun 08, 2019
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Brighton Rotary's 30th Anniversary
Smoke House to King Edward Park
Jun 14, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
District Year End Celebration
Jul 07, 2019
President's BBQ
Jul 16, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bob Burke
May 18
Jeff Pearsall
May 23
Spouse Birthdays
May 28
Ricardo Melendro
May 13
Join Date
Henry Getkate
May 24, 2013
6 years
May 31, 2019 7:00 AM
Club business
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Brighton Rotary News May 24 2019
Members: 14
Guests: No guests, so sad
  • Newsletter and request for support from The Bridge Hospice.
  • Invitation to Brian Todd Memorial Community Fund's annual Grant Presentation Event to be held at the Brighton Community Centre. Tuesday June 4th at 7pm. RSVP 613-475-0566 or Email: They will be supporting the Driving Simulator with the Rotary Club of Brighton.
Smile for Week:
After the last Rotary meeting, several Rotarians (no names to protect the innocent) were sitting around the bar at The Smoke House. The first said he thought his wife was having an affair with an electrician because he found electrical equipment under his bed. The second Rotarian said he thought his wife was having an affair with a plumber because he found plumbing equipment under his bed. The third Rotarian thought his wife was having an affair with a horse because he found a jockey under his bed.
  • Board meeting at R Patty's home - Tuesday June 11th at 6:30pm
  • Brighton Rotary is 30 - June 14, 2019. We will go to King Edward Park to unveil plaque on bench to remember Al Ronneberger.
  • POD#1 to organize speakers for July.
  • R Daniel will represent Club at Relay for Life Opening Ceremonies June 1.
  • Rotary Spelling Bee to be held June 8th at Trenton High School.
  • Blood Donor clinic coming up June 7 at CRC.
  • Diners and Duffers books - R Chris is looking for final sales and cash to be brought in.
  • R Daphne reported that swimming pool in Reep, Nepal is open and a big success. Also farmers in Reep are training others in area.
  • R Daphne was given okay to replace Interact banner.
  • R Daphne asked about Club's commitment to trees in Uganda? This will be brought to board.
  • R Chris is  a trooper.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Wellington Rotary Fundraiser Dinner - Saturday August 10, 2019 starting at 5:30pm at Highline Hall.
  • District Conference next year - Rotary Muskoka Style at JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa - October 25 - 27, 2019. Early registration fee $299. Rooms at special rate of $135 / night while they last.
Eloisa's Report:
Eloisa's prom tonight and parade starts at 4pm on Main Street.
Song: Home on the Range
Sharing: $20 won by R Dan who donated it to Foundation
Happy Bucks:  attending Sandy's High School anniversary, going well, spelling bee, for eye surgery to be over, always happy, to be part of fabulous club, cottage open, to be here, warm weather, BBQ at Spring Valley PS, family dinner Sunday.
Rotary Minute: R Dan shared history of the interclub BBQ; First Brighton President Bob Briden had Rotary connections in Cobourg / Port Hope area so idea was to socialize at Proctor Park with BBQ with area clubs. The first one was two or three years after Brighton Rotary formed. Then R Cheryl Roy and husband Ian had Karaoke equipment and it started as individuals singing and that turned into club participation. Brighton Rotary supported the raising of the Proctor Barn and the Rotary Stage at the Barn and the interclub BBQ moved to the Barn.
Business meeting May 24 2019
Business Meeting Today.
R Chris provided an overview of club finances as of April 30, 2019:
Club operating account on target with surplus of about $1,700.
Fund Raising Account -  Diners and Duffers cash in about $2,700 but a few outstanding books / cash to come in. We also don't have invoice for the books yet.
                                        - Auction netted about $7,200
                                        -  No Frills Raffle netted about $3,500
Expenses in April included; Apple Route Grannies, Beacon Youth Centre, Concerts in the Park, Quinte Sailability, Wheelchair of Hope Foundation and the Inter Rotary Spelling Bee
Cash in Bank about $16,000 minus commitments of $5465
R Murray and Club Service - R Murray is gearing up for Interclub BBQ in August so be prepared to help. He has reached out to Campbellford Club via R Rob Pope.
R Victoria advised King's Plate will cater President's BBQ to be held at R Daniel's home, Tuesday July 16th. We will have the Bay City band to play for us. Cost $30 each. Invite family and friends.
R Ricardo gave update of the Youth Exchange Program; This weekend is last orientation for inbound and outbound students in Port Hope / Cobourg May 25 / 26. Eloisa going home August 8th. Rochelle returning from Taiwan June 15th. Ethan Taylor going to Sweden in August is waiting for his Visa. New inbound Daniella we are waiting for more info but we have 1st and 2nd host families and a third under consideration.
Foundation Walk to be September 8th at Humber College South Campus, more info to follow.
R Clay reminded club that funds identified for the Hospice project in Mexico have been redirected to the Brazilian Garbage picker project. R Steve and Clay have completed District Grant training / certification.
R Emily advised no news for Community Service at this time. Support for new Skate Board Park will be discussed.
Club is in need of President Elect and Vice President going forward. Anyone who is looking for fun meetings, let us know. Also Foundation Chair open.
As club coffers are low, we are looking for fund raising ideas. Or even those interested in being on committee.
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