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April 28
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April 29
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Brighton Rotary News April 20 2022
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Members: 9
Guests: Terri Lynn
Smile: blush
R Craig dated a homeless women for a while. He could drop her off anywhere.
Three guys on a corner talking.
First guy says he has the smallest hands in the world. The others tell him he should go to Guinness World Records and he could be rich.
Second guy says he has the smallest feet in the world. The others tell him to go to Guinness World Records and he could be rich.
The third guy says he has the smallest brain in the world. Again a trip to Guinness World Records is in order.
So the three guys fly to England and visit the Guinness World Records offices.
The first guy comes out all excited, he will be rich, he has the smallest hands in the world.
The second guy comes out excited that he has the smallest feet and he will be rich too.
The third guy comes out looking depressed. He asks, 'who is Steve Slieghtholm?'
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Daniel's home on May 31 at 6:30pm. (62 Young Street)
  • Diners and Duffers books selling well, with 143 paid for and only a handful available.
  • Spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!! R Liesje has distributed electronically draft letters requesting support, poster and donation receipt.
  • R Liesje is organizing with ENSS Environmental Club a tree planting event tentative date May 17 at 11am.
  • We are planning Street Dance July 30, Interclub BBQ August 15 and asking support of other clubs, and President's BBQ shared by P Joyce and PE Emily at 135 Bayshore Road June 25th.
  • Trenton Rotary is celebrating 100 Years of Service at Heros Landing Saturday May 7th. Cost is $100. If you want to register and need assistance ask.
  • We are cancelling our May 18th meeting as the Brighton Gate will not be available. We are encouraging all Rotarians to participate and attend the tree planting in King Edward Park May 17 at 11am. We will go to lunch after at the Smoke House.
  • Next bottle drive May 28.
  • We are doing roadside cleanup on County Road 64 Saturday morning starting at 10am. Meet at the wetland parking lot. We have bags, vests, gloves and sticks.
  • From Dr. Leanne Foster: World of Difference initiative.  COVID forced us to pause as international travel was virtually impossible from many countries, but we were able to use the past two years to ensure our initial scholarship recipients continued to thrive after graduation from Trafalgar Castle. I am pleased to let you know that they are doing remarkably well in university and maintain close ties with our school community.
    Two weeks ago we were able to bring two young girls from Afghanistan. Their story is truly harrowing. After US troops withdrew and the Taliban marched into Kabul, the safety of girls who had been attending schools was very uncertain. Our new students were part of a school community that managed to escape in the middle of the night from Kabul along with their families. After a brief stay in Rwanda, they were offered asylum in Canada along with their families -- truly a beautiful Canadian story.
    We have just welcomed the girls into our boarding program so that they can improve their English and become accustomed to life in Canada. Their families are being wonderfully supported by local refugee settlement rganizations.  Given everything we know about the closure of high schools and universities for girls in Afghanistan, we are honoured to be able to help in some small way.
    I am attaching an official donor update for you to share with your members. I want to thank you and everyone from Rotary for helping us in the early days of this program. You have truly made a world of difference in two lives already, and we hope that the good work will continue. 
    We are now resuming fund raising for the scholarship program. We paused during COVID because we knew that donations were likely needed in so many other places in Canada and around the world. But we're back and feeling excited about the important work ahead. 
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup
    Please mark your calendar for Saturday April 23, for our 2nd Annual 'Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup' Event.  This is our day to show 'Rotary in Action' on a massive scale, and promote 'Environmental Sustainability' within our communities. 
  • 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.' This promises to be a super Conference and it will be awesome to be able to get together for some great Rotary fellowship.   Attached you will find the brochure for the Conference for your reading pleasure.   Register for the Conference by copying the link into your browser. Any questions, please get in touch!  
  • Rotary International Convention 2022 in Houston Texas June 4-8, 2022. Registration is now open. The Rotary fun doesn’t have to stop with our virtual convention! Join us next year at the 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston, Texas, from 4-8 June 2022. No matter who you are or where you’re from, you’re bound to find inspirational moments throughout the convention. 16 June is the last day to take advantage of the special registration rate of $425. So, register and pay today to get the best rate.
  • Jennifer Jones- Imagine Canada Tour- As I've communicated in the past weeks, we have soon to be RI President, Jennifer Jones coming to the Toronto area on Tuesday, July 5th, 2022.  The Multi District Planning team have decided to coordinate a 3 part day: Starting with a Watershed clean up in the morning, Kids against Hunger food packing in the afternoon with a Fab TRF Fundraising dinner in the evening.  So to make this happen we need committee members and chairs for each of the events.  We also need committee members to manage the day: Transportation,  Marketing & Promotion, Budget, Finance & Legal, Technology, Outreach Broadcasting and Sponsorships.  If you would like to work on or co-chair these committees please contact Michele Guy, or DG Ron Dick,  We need your responses by Tuesday, Feb 1st (yes I know that's tomorrow) for the multi district Committee to draft the committees.  This event will showcased in the April edition of the Canada Rotary magazine.  Let's do District 7070 proud!
  • Rotary District 7070 is excited to announce the 2022 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium, May 26-29, 2022 taking place at the beautiful Ganaraska Forest Centre, an environmentally sensitive, overnight outdoor education facility located in the heart of the majestic Ganaraska Forest just north of Port Hope! The 3 night experience is geared toward youth between the ages of 17-23 and will offer an inspiring program: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Indigenous Culture, Hands-on Activities, Group Dynamics, Toastmasters/Public Speaking, Outdoor Survival and GPS Geocache adventures along with camp fires, friendship and tonnes of fun and learning!!!  All this for only $299 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 so act fast!  For inquiries and to receive a registration form, please contact PDG Mark Chipman at 
  • 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: Frere Jacques
Sharing Pot: $24 won by R Rudy who donated it to the Foundation.
Happy Bucks:  a lost toonie, to feature in 'Murray's ' (R Craig's) jokes, motivating speech, see grandson in Ottawa, great weekend with kids and grand kids, to Halifax for weekend for grand kids birthdays (13 and 9), TED talk, brother moving to Alberta, to be here and part of it all, need more peace, good week with son's family, importance of laughter, make self happy, to be where we are.
Rotary Minute: The Rotary Mottoes
R Rudy shared:
The first motto of Rotary International, "He profits most who serves best," was approved at the second Rotary Convention, held in Portland Oregon in August 2011. The phrase was first stated by a Chicago Rotarian, Art Sheldon,  who made a speech in 1910 that included the remark, "He profits most who serves his fellows best." At about the same time, Ben Collins, President of Rotary Club of Minneapolis Minnesota, commented that the proper way to organize a Rotary Club was through the principle his club had adopted - "Service, Not Self/" These two slogan, slightly modified, were formally approved to be the official mottoes of Rotary at the 1950 Convention in Detroit.
"He Profits Most Who Serves Best" and "Service Above Self"
The 1989 Council on Legislation established "Service Above Self" as the principle motto of Rotary, since it best explains the philosophy of unselfish volunteer service.
I Shall Not Hate
R Steve shared some brief highlights of the book 'I Shall Not Hate, a Gaza Doctor's Journey' by Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish.
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, MD. MPH, is a Palestinian physician and infertility expert who was born and raised in the Jabalia refuge camp in the Gaza strip. He received a scholarship to study medicine in Cairo Egypt, then received a diploma from the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of London. He completed a residency in the same discipline at Soroka hospital in Israel, followed by a subspecialty in fetal medicine in Italy and Belgium. He then undertook a masters in public health (health policy and management) at Harvard University. Before his three daughters were killed in January 2009 during the Israel incursion into Gaza, Dr. Izzeldin worked as a senior researcher at the Gertner Institute at the Sheba hospital in Tel Aviv. He now lives with his family in Toronto, where is an associate professor at the Dalla Lama School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
This book provides the perspective of a man who grew up in a refugee camp in the Gaza strip, overcoming many trials and challenges to be the first Palestinian doctor to work in an Israeli hospital. The humiliation of border crossing, lack of everything and others controlling the country. When retaliation escalates the violence.
Dr. Izzeldin worked to build relationship and peace one person at a time, refusing to believe in stereotypes. Teaching and learning from his children.
We then listened to Dr. Izzeldin share his story and why he does not allow hate to consume him:
Dr. Izzeldin has set up a Foundation: in honour of his daughters killed. This foundation helps young women from the Middle East to complete their education.
Service Above Self