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Brighton Rotary Board Meeting
Victoria's home
May 14, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Spring Valley Public School Open House BBQ
Spring Valley PS
May 16, 2019
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
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
Jun 23, 2019
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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
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Brighton Rotary News May 10 2019
Members: 15
Guests: Eloisa from Brazil, R Rob Pope from Campbellford Rotary, Ethan Taylor and his mother Angela Taylor
  • Thank you card from the Apple Route Grannies
Smile for Week:
R Craig heard on radio this morning that an inmate at Warkworth was released early. He had a bad stutter and could not complete his sentence.
R Rob from Campbellford presented Cheque for $1,000 to Brighton for the Brazilian Garbage Pickers project.
  • Board meeting at R Victoria's home - Tuesday May 14th at 6:30pm
  • District Assembly at BMO IFL May 11, 8am to 2pm. R Joyce and Steve going with Eloisa.
  • Brighton Rotary Auction and Dinner May 11, 2019.
  • Brighton Rotary is 30 - June 14, 2019.
  • Spring Valley Public School BBQ for Thursday May 16th has duty roster full
  • Fishing Derby is over for another year. All went well. A success. Reported many more fish caught and brought in for weighing this year. R Murray thanked everyone for support and help.
  • R Daniel will represent Club at Relay for Life Opening Ceremonies June 1.
  • R Daniel talked to Ed regarding Driving Simulator, cost is about $45,000 and they have the money. Looking to work it through Brighton Community Policing as title holder.
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 is under the weather.
She attended Camp Enterprise and will have a video to share soon.
She attended ENSS canoe camp but did not enjoy, not her thing.
She talked to her parents and has permission from them to apply to college in Canada. She is taking an english proficiency exam May 18.
Eloisa will have booth at District Assembly to promote the Brazilian project.
Song: Row Row Row Your Boat (either music leader was lacking today or some of us were not paying attention)
Sharing: $17 won by R Dan who donated it to Eloisa
Happy Bucks:  Fishing Derby over and went well, Ethan's presentation, Trivia night not fair as too many Cambellford questions, Camp Enterprise, grandkids home, family attending auction, host support, basking in glory/ praise, found citizenship card, BBQ season upon us and we are ready, wishing success of auction.
Rotary Minute: R Daniel shared story from New York Time's David Brooks; Rural America's civic mindedness where less crime, small town attitudes to life and how this may be transferred to urban centres. The similarities to our own Brighton. Community Weavers, making time for civic life and goal to make community better through their life.
Introduction to Ethan Taylor
R Ricardo introduced Ethan, our newest outbound student who will be going to Sweden in August.
Ethan shared with us his life so far:
He was born in 2002 in Markham Ontario, then moved to Brooklyn until 4 before moving to Brighton. They live just north of Hwy 401.
His father is a robotics engineer. His mother moved to Canada from Mexico when she was 26.  She works at the YMCA.
He has a younger sister age 12 whom he says is nice.
Ethan has 2 dogs and 2 cats, They have always had dogs. His dad works a lot and his mother takes early shifts to be home in the evenings with the family.
Ethan enjoys reading, biking and being outside. He played soccer and baseball when he was younger. For 6 years he has been speed skating at Belleville. He joined X-country team at ENSS in grade 9. He has some life long friends and then more he has made in high school. He shared with us his many medals for track and skating.
Ethan is looking forward to going to Sweden, the Danderyd in Stockholm.
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