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Brighton Rotary News Jan 25 2023
Members: 8 (Chris via Zoom from the sunny and hot Dominican compared to Joyce from snowy Manitouwadge)
Guests: Frances Reed via Zoom, Rotarian Laurie McKeen from the Cobourg Club, Terri Lynn Jenkins, Rotarian Laetitia de Witt of the St. Catharines South Rotary Club and guest speaker via Zoom Carly Cunningham from Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre
Correspondence: none
DG Iosif’s weekly report:
We have number of things happening in our district:
Next week we will be interviewing candidates for the DGND role. By the end of the week we will have our 2025/2026 DG. 
We are just a couple of weeks away from the 4th of February in person PETs and AGs training in Oshawa. DGE John Burns has returned from the International Assembly he will share with us the New Theme. Please ensure that the 2023/2024 club President and Executives are listed on ClubRunner. If your PE has not registered as of yet, please follow the link below:
Upcoming Happenings in our District!
Rotary Club of Campbellford Major Fundraiser. - Tickets For Sale
Hi folks... we have 32 tickets to sell before our first draw on Jan. 31st. It would be a shame if we do not sell out before then. This is our major fundraiser. Tickets are only $150 and gives you 7 draws every month for 12 months (84 chances) to win one of our cash payout. These are great odds and you can also feel good about helping us raise funds to get back into the community for those that need our help. Please help us help them. 
You can send an email to to get a ticket now and pay via e-transfer to that same email address and we will arrange to send you a photo of your ticket! Please help us sell out this year, just like the past several years. Dave Sharp
RLI SPRING SESSION - starting in on February 8th February 2023 to register please follow the link below:
We need a minimum of 10 members to sign up for the training to commence, please register today.
Rotary Clubs in District 7070 -TAKE NOTE!!

The 2023 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium (RYLS) is taking place, May 11-14, 2023 at the Ganaraska Forest Centre!  The 3-night experience is geared toward youth between the ages of 17-23 and will offer an inspiring program including: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Reconciliation and Land Based Education, Hands-on Activities, Group Dynamics, Public Speaking, Outdoor Survival and GPS Geocache adventures along with campfires, friendship and tons of fun and learning!!!  All this for only $375 per participant which covers all programs, accommodation, and meals.  Rotary Clubs are encouraged to find and sponsor eligible participants within their community, as well as members of the Rotaract and Interact Clubs that they host.  There are only 30 spots available!  Online applications and further details will be available on the Rotary District 7070 website and all District social media channels by January 31, 2023.  Stay tuned!!  
Have a great week! 
DG Iosif
Final thought:
No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.
Smile: blush
The professor started the class by telling them, 'In Veterinary medicine it is necessary to have two important qualities as a doctor. The first is that you not be disgusted by anything involving an animal's body.' For example, the professor pulled back the sheet, stuck his finger into the butt of a cow, withdrew it, and stuck his finger in his mouth. 'Go ahead and do the same thing.' he told his students.
The students freaked out, hesitated for several minutes, but eventually took turns sticking a finger in the butt of the dead cow and, sucked on it....followed by assorted gagging, retching and spitting, etc..
When everyone had finished wiping their faces, the Professor looked at them and said, 'The second most important quality is observation. I stuck in my middle finger and sucked on my index finger. Now learn to pay attention. Life is tough but it's even tougher if you're stupid.'
  • Outbound youth exchange student has completed on line forms.
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Steve B's home on Tuesday February 21 at 6:30pm
  • We are looking for speakers March
  • R Clay advised that Elizabeth has been approved by AURA. Her children took bus to Kenya to get their passports. Her rent money for February is due plus expenses. She is moving to Zambia in February.
  • Next bottle drive possible April 15
  • No Frills raffle possible before May long weekend.
  • Adult Spelling Bee at the Trenton Club Monday February 13th at These 4 Walls, 22 Front Street. Brighton will participate (Dan and Terri Lynn, Steve and Allison, Clay and Joyce at this time) If more want to come let Secretary know.
  • Rotarian Michael Parker passed this week due to complication from surgery.
  • Rotarian Laetitia's Bob passed early January.

Song: I've Been Working on the Railroad
Sharing Pot: $15 won by Terri Lynn  who donated it to the Club
Happy Bucks: the presentation, day lost if not happy, smile and be good to others, snow shoeing in Canadian winter, .wants more snow, time spent with Bob and meeting at Rotary, Jamaica Feb 3 feels like luxury and high life, being all together and supporting one another, Cornerstone, to see everyone, happy to meet, sorry to part and happy to meet again, lots of snow coming, no palm trees, aunt's 92nd birthday.
Rotary Minute: no time
Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre  update Jan 2023
R Clay introduced Carly Cunningham from Cornerstone:
Carly joined the Cornerstone team in 2016 fresh from studying Public Relations at Durham College. Beginning her time with Cornerstone on a maternity leave contract, she held two other contract positions with the agency before accepting the role of Manager of Communications and Donor Relations in April 2019, and then taking on the Manager of Fundraising & Communications in 2023. Carly facilitates the organization’s fundraising and communications programs and is responsible for creating and distributing both internal and external communications projects. Additionally, her direct responsibilities are the Annual Giving initiatives, the Major Gift program, and donor stewardship. Further, signature events, third party fundraising are her responsibilities, along with engaging and educating the community on Cornerstone, as well as managing our amazing team of volunteers. Carly has always enjoyed giving back and has volunteered her time with the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation, Sounds of the Next Generation, and Trinity United Church. An amateur baker, interior design enthusiast, and reality TV fan, Carly was born and raised in the community, and resides in Cobourg with her Husband Matthew and dog Hank.
Carly joined us via Zoom as she currently isn't able to drive due to a recent skiing accident.
Carly provided us a virtual tour of Cornerstone's facility in Cobourg.
Cornerstone was founded in 1983 by five women at their kitchen table. The year before they started with a phone number and answering machine at the same kitchen table. They will celebrate 40 years this year. They are a 24/7, 365 day a year service.
All services are confidential and no limits to times accessed. They work with stakeholders and agencies to support women and families.
Their facility is very homelike. They have a nursing station, various rooms to relax and socialize, kitchen and play ground. Their cook prepares a dinner daily. Other meals are provided from a pantry and shelves prepared by the clients themselves.
They have 4 different counseling stations in the building. They have a store so clients can make their own choices.
"Home Like Environment'. Don't want it to feel like a prison. They want the space to be inviting.
They have an integrated system of care including; shelter for women, government funding, crisis line and child welfare. They help clients connect to other services and keep women safe.
They also provide youth support and education.
Gender based violence is increasing. One of their goals is to bring this issue to the forefront. Violence includes physical, verbal, financial, sexual, isolation and trafficing.
They have very dedicated staff. COVID made them adjust including doing more digitally.
They get funding for 14 people but often serve up to 23. They don't turn people away but seek to find a way to help.
Now coming out of COVID restrictions, they are excited to do more in person.
Youth need consistency and routine. Youth experiencing mental health issues such as anxiety. Since September they have reopened their youth services and there is a demand from teachers and students. There is no provincial funding for youth services.
The housing crisis is aggravated the situation. So they do not put a time limit for a women to stay at Cornerstone. Some have been there over a year. They want them to leave and be successful. The issues can be complicated. There is an increased need for special assistance. 
In the future, they plan to expand, educate and create an endowment fund. They are looking to create self contained units but current site doesn't have the space for this. Their last capital campaign was in 2007.
They are looking for donations, volunteers and for us to talk about the issues.
Service Above Self