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April 28
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April 29
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Brighton Rotary News April 23 2021
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Members: 6
Guests: none so sad
Smile: blush
only a grimace today
  • Next board meeting Tuesday May 18th at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers Books a success. Currently have 9 available in inventory see R Chris if you sell another.
  • Bottle Drive scheduled for May 15 pushed back another week to May 22 due to extension of Stay at Home Order.
  • Auction items coming in slowly, urgent to get items over to R Liesje's home. Rotarians can access the site to preview.
  • Hoselton designs waiting on new equipment.
  • Looking for speakers for late May.
  • Update on water filters in Brasil: Filters expected to be distributed May 15-20.   
  • R Chris has created an e-mail address called "" Members should use this e-mail address for e-transfers (rather than personal e-mail address). It has been created with automatic deposit into the Brighton Rotary Operating Account at Royal Bank, so no secret question and answer will be necessary. We can also publish this new e-mail account when fundraising, to facilitate payments or donations from the general public. Chris
  • Proposed Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup scheduled for April 24 has been postponed to June due to Stay At Home Order.
  • You are invited to the Tuesday Talks- Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends. Event: Tuesday Talks- Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention  Date: May 11, 2021 7:00 PM  - May 11, 2021 8:00 PM    Details: Your District Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Committee is very pleased to present: S. R. “MARTIN” RLA  Mediator, Architect & Social Entrepreneur Dedicated to Sustainability & Peacebuilding “Two Drops for Peace”: Building Resilient Communities Together  The lessons of the past year have demonstrated just how interconnected we all are and that no size community - urban or rural - is immune to violence.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • You are invited to the Rotary Foundation Seminar . Please click on the link below to attend or decline.  Event: Rotary Foundation Seminar  Date: May 01, 2021 8:30 AM  - May 01, 2021 11:00 AM. The objective of this Rotary Foundation Seminar is to provide an overview of the Rotary Foundation and give the participants suggestions and guidelines for writing District and Global Grant project applications.
    use this link to register:   Thank you For District 7070    
  • Please join us for 2021 Virtual Convention: Rotary Opens Opportunities, 12-16 June. Registration opens in mid-April. This year’s event will connect you, virtually, with members around the world. It will open new opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary, near and far. Together, we’ll inspire action, strengthen our commitments, work on our challenges, and celebrate our successes.
  •  You are invited to the  Rotaract District Conference. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends.Event:  Rotaract District Conference Date: May 08, 2021  - May 09, 2021, Fee $10.00. Location via Zoom.
  • Rotary International Foundation Gala May 12.
  • Rotary D7070 virtual conference June 25/26. For Saturday June 26 clubs are encouraged to have Community Engagement. We are looking for ideas.    <>*
  • D7070 Year End Celebration June 30 at 7pm.
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  • 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.
Song: someday soon we hope
Sharing Pot: all are encouraged to share as they are able or willing.
Happy Bucks: things going well, support from family, sun shine, green grass and cutting grass, white stuff gone, Rotary Youth Exchange Program, working outside, COVID shot.
Rotary Minute:
R Clay shared that on CBC's Power and Politics that the Rotary Club of Cobourg was featured for the successful and efficient setting up of a vaccine clinic in Cobourg.
Rotary Youth Exchange Program Restart 2022
Rotary International is planning to restart the Youth Exchange Program in 2022.
We watched select portions of the March Tuesday Talk concerning the Youth Exchange Program, particularly the testimonials of three former Rotary Exchange students.
ROTEX is an organization of returned exchange students. Madelaine, a 2018 outbound student to Denmark from Belleville Rotary (Madelaine helped us at our Rib drive thru event last summer). she shared how Youth Exchange changed her life. Taking a young student who had never been anywhere more than Toronto, now she has deep connections around the world.
A second student Noor went to Taiwan in 2016 from Whitby. She found trying to be good and smile 24/7 a lot of work and exhausting. She worked hard to learn language and she had a host father that encouraged her and celebrated each new word she learned. The language inspired her to study Linguistics at Brock University. She has learned sign language and is now working on Arabic as her 4th language.
The third student to share was our own Eloisa, now studying at Algonquin College. Eloisa is from Brasil and came to Brighton in 2018 where she gained a second family. She developed her leadership skills and found her passion to study business.
Can we Re-imagine our world. A step is Youth Exchange.
For Rotary Clubs to participate, the planning has to start now.
We need to confirm to District by August 30, 2021 that we will participate.
As a club, we need minimum of two Rotarians - 1 to be the Youth Exchange Councillor, 2 to be Youth Exchange Officer (more administrative). They cannot be the same person. Also recommended that club President not be the Councillor.
We will need access to ENSS in September to present to students and select an outbound student for the summer of 2022. District needs to know who student is by November 30, 2021.
We need at least two host families committed and organized this fall. Prefer three to four host families, however, two is minimum.
We have to participate in 'YEAH', Rotary's on line system to protect students and reporting.
District recommends a monthly stipend to students of $250. Brighton Rotary has provided inbound students a monthly allowance of $150 for about past 15 years.
There was considerable discussion about how to recruit and particularly acquire host families.
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