Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Steven Blakey
March 24
Spouse Birthdays
Kyle Weir
March 3
March 13
Join Date
Jeff Wheeldon
March 9, 2018
1 year
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Brighton Rotary News Mar 8 2019
Members: 12
Guests: R Rob Pope from Campbellford Rotary, Tracey Starrett, our exchange student Eloisa, and guest of R Dan; Craig Harding
  • Brighton Rotary has been asked to cook hot dogs at the Big Give planned for Saturday June 1 from 10am to 2pm. Suggesting 1,000 hot dogs. Club volunteered to cook after short discussion and vote.
  • Adult Spelling Bee to be held at Trenton Rotary Club March 11 at 6pm. Teams of 4 from clubs asked to participate. Steve, Allison, Joyce and Dan will represent Brighton Rotary.
  • Come to Chapters in Belleville Saturday March 9th, the Spelling Bee committee is promoting the Spelling Bee from 10 am to 2 pm. Note: use the team code 5ZJPM9 with your purchase and 20% will go towards our Spelling Bee. This code can also be used on line when you purchase from too!

Smile for Week:
Murray goes into store and asks for Newfie sausage. Clerks asks if he is from Newfoundland. Yes he says, but why would clerk as if he is from Newfoundland. He asks clerk if they would ask person that came into store asking for Italian sausage or other similarly named places would they ask shopper if they are from that country. Clerk responds no. So Murray asks why clerk asked if he was from Newfoundland. Clerk says because he is in Home Hardware.
New Member Application
The following person has been nominated for membership in the Rotary Club of Brighton:  
Craig Harding with the classification of Realtor
Should any member have knowledge why membership should not be offered to this person, they have the right and obligation to inform the Secretary in writing within 10 days of this notice.
  • Board meeting at R Patty's home - Tuesday March 19th at 6:30pm
  • Brighton Rotary Auction and Dinner May 11, 2019. Theme related to Pearls and Tiffiny's. Hit list and tickets will be out soon.
  • Brighton Rotary is 30 - June 2019.
  • No Frills Raffle planned for March. Duty roster being circulated. We start the weekend of March 22 leading up to Easter. Draw will be April 14th.
  • Northumberland Rotary Music Festival in 2019. They are looking for photographer for first week of April. May be small cost to clubs.
  • Brighton / Colborne Rotary Clubs joint application to send an ENSS student to Adventures in Citizenship in spring 2019 accepted. Student selected is Isabel Flindal, an excellent student: on math team, with Interact Club and junior lions, participated in all Canadian Science Fair and works at library. Event is April 22 to May 1. R Daphne will organize transportation, possibly with Campbellford student.
  • Camp Enterprise for 2019, May 2 to 4 at Trent University. Looking for sponsors, mentors and drivers. Eloisa wants to attend.
  • Diners and Duffers books will be out soon.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • D7070 Curling Bonspiel March 24.
  • Quinte Sunrise Rotary Club is having Fish and Chips Saturday March 30th, 2019. $25 each. 5pm at the Dug Out.
  • Men Who Cook and Women Who Sizzle event in Port Hope March 30 by Rotary Club of Northumberland Sunrise. Cost $45 each.
  • Campbellford Trivia Night - Movie Trivia - Saturday April 13th, 2019. $100 entry fee for team of up to 8. Prizes, silent auction etc. Doors open at 6pm. Trivia starts at 7pm. R Emily will organize team.
  • RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) program. Cost is $950. Looking for sponsors and candidates ages 19 - 25. May 3 - 9.
  • 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.
  • R Mark shared a little of presentation at Colborne Rotary Monday of Wilf Wilkinson Peace Award to former ENSS principle Jeff K. Well attended including from staff at ENSS and excellent evening.
  • Rumour spreading that a younger member of club is vaping. Doesn't appear to satisfy 4 way test. But I am under political pressure to report this.
Eloisa's Report:
Eloisa shared some pictures of her ski trip to Vermont where she says she fell a lot. She thanks R Dan for helping with costs and others who helped her from lending ski equipment, clothing etc.
She did something with maple syrup and taffy.
She was invited to dinner with R Deb Murray at Trenton. Deb asked her to make some kind of Brazilian dessert, but something went wrong.
She met PK Subban's father and had picture taken with him.
She attended annual hockey game of ENSS teachers vs students. Students lost big.
Song: Happy Wonderer
Sharing: $17.00 won by R Patty who donated it to Foundation.
Happy Bucks:  came to Rotary this morning with no need for lights on, the presentation, sunshine, International Women's Day, luncheon at Cornerstone in Cobourg yesterday, apparently a club member knows where to get cheap cannabis, to see grand kids, virtual doughnut, happy group, movie trivia and coordinate team outfits, dance tonight, spring forward, daughter's birthday (more food.
Rotary Minute: R Daphne shared story from recent Rotary magazine about Giving until it Hurts. Rotarian donating $14 million to Foundation, one of largest donations. He wants to give back, it is how he was taught as a child.
Recreational Cannibis in the Workplace, an HR Perspective
R Joyce introduced Tracey. Tracey is from Whitby, works for Wilkinson & Company.
HR services is a new offer from Wilkinson & Company.
Recreational Cannabis became legal in October 2018. Tracey provided some possible scenarios how it may impact us in business and reviewed what we know so far.
Possible scenarios:
Employee smoking what looks like a joint at lunch, they return to office and smell like pot. Possible employee shares locker with another employee.
Employee brings brownies for company treat day.
Employee late for work and you know they like to party late.
Employee posts on Facebook using bong and wearing company t-shirt.
Employee has to travel to US for work.
These activities likely should be a concern to employer.
What We Know So Far
Cannabis use in Canada among highest in the world. Now legal across Canada.
Federal guidelines with provinces to amend so rules may vary between provinces.
In Ontario, legal to consume at age 19, can use in public spaces similar to smoking rules, can possess 30g of dried cannabis or equivalent.
Can grow up to 4 plants per household.
Only available through official online sales until spring 2019.
Must be packaged and labelled.
Not available for use when being transported in boat or vehicle.
Driving under influence has penalties.
Edibles not legal for sale or eaten in  public.
Expected travel restrictions to US for those who work in industry or use.
Expected $20 billion industry in Canada
Culture is shifting. People will take time to adjust.
High usage even when illegal.
Possible spillover effects or unintentional usage.
For Employers
Employers obligated to provide save work place.
Employers have right to set tolerance level in workplace.
Reinforces need for employer to be prepared to address suspected employee impairment.
Need to train supervisors.
Communication and training needed.
For Employees
No legal right to be impaired at work (on any substance)
New freedoms come with new restrictions and responsibilities.
Action Plans needed.
Tracey provided handout of her presentation and check sheet to help create action plan.
R Keith thanked Tracey after several questions.
Service Above Self