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District Year End Celebration
Jul 07, 2019
President's BBQ
Jul 16, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Brighton Rotary Street Dance
Brighton Main Street
Jul 27, 2019
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
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July 29
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July 18
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Emily Steele
July 1, 2014
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July 1, 2005
14 years
Aug 02, 2019 7:00 AM
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Brighton Rotary News July 5 2019
Members: 14
Guests: our exchange student Eloisa de Casta from Brazil, Laeititia de Witt from St. Catharines South, Nancy Wilson teacher from ENSS and students Matt Towers and Aiden Hussey
Summer Smile:
R Mark shared how winner of the 2019 Mustard Trophy at Coney Island hot dog eating contest knew early on that none of the other competitors could Ketchup.
  • Sandra Rudkin as well as Ted and Brenda Harp plan to attend President's BBQ
  • Statement from Loyalist College concerning the Rotary Club of Brighton's endowment fund.
  • Thank you card from Relay for Life for Rotary's donation which helped raise $62,000 this year.
  • Thank you card from Sarah Pennington, winner of the Rotary Service Above Self Award in Geography at ENSS this year. She is off to Carleton University in September to attend global and international studies and eventually better the lives of others.
  • General promotional package from New Life Girls Home.
Pres Daniel gave everyone a new Rotary Theme pin 'Rotary Connects the World'.
  • Next board meeting will be at R Daniel's home - Tuesday July 23 at 6:30pm
  • Annual Rotary dues are overdue, please remit to R Chris.
  • R Clay circulated duty roster for the Street Dance July 27th.
  • R Murray is organizing the Interclub BBQ. Don't be surprised to get tap on shoulder. Everything on track.
  • R Chris gave a financial report on Diners and Duffers books. We started with 126, sold 120 and made about $4,200
  • Pres Daniel thanked R Chris  and Fran for organizing Canada Day BBQ, for their work. It went well. R Chris gave numbers of product sold, we made $581.
  • Brighton Rotary Golf tournament September 9th at Barcovan. POD's given sign up forms and businesses to approach for sponsors and teams.
  • President's BBQ July 16 at cost of $30 each. Caterer needs numbers soon so advise R Victoria or R Chris who is coming and please pay.
  • Service Above Self Awards at ENSS in 2019 were: Business - Taylor Vander Muelen, Geography - Sarah Pennington and Technology - Jared Pennington. Pres Daniel represented Club at ENSS Graduation.
  • R Ricardo gave update on exchange students. Eloisa has heard from new inbound Daneila. Rochelle back from Taiwan and expected to speak in August. New outbound Nathan Taylor leaves the end of July for Sweden.
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. Registration fee $349. Rooms at special rate of $135 / night while they last. Special Guests and programing: Amanda Lindhout, Canadian Humanitarian and Journalist, in 2008 along with some of her entourage were kidnapped by Islamic Insurgents in Southern Somalia. She will tell of her experiences and release. Also a panel of three top military leaders from Canada, United States and Denmark lead a panel discussion about the Military's role in Peace Building and Conflict Resolution. Also Erin Davis, a best selling author and former Toronto media personality will talk about her book; 'Morning has Broken; Love, Loss and Reclaiming Joy.'
Eloisa's Report:
Eloisa wanted her parents to put a Canadian Flag up in their living room but appears that was vetoed.
She was given a Maple Leaf hockey jersey from R Craig.
She made a presentation at ENSS graduation. Appears there was a miscommunication between Pres Daniel and Eloisa at the ENSS award ceremony.
Rotaract in Toronto organizing soccer tournament in Toronto next week to raise money for Brazilian garbage picker project.
Song: Clementine
Sharing: $28.00 won by R Patty who donated it to Foundation
Happy Bucks:  R Patty is now PAST PRESIDENT, summer is here, Hope Project, that 3 guests now out of school for summer got up for 7am meeting to be with us, no bag pipes killed to make Rudy's shirt, for presentation - great job, for hot weather, hope that Dutch women beat US, attending grand kids recital, consider Rotaract / Rotary, bottle opener from Congo, impressed by ENSS students, stair lift installed, soccer tournament in Ottawa, 1st Tennis tournament fun but not a star, Canada Day Food booth a success, new employer.
Rotary Minute: Matt and Aiden shared their video of Project Hope - a legacy project at ENSS for Terry Fox Foundation.
President Patty then passed Gavel to R Daniel who proceeded to adjourn the meeting.
ENSS Project Hope
R Mark introduced Nancy Wilson, teacher at ENSS and Matt Towers and Aiden Hussey, two students going into grade 12 in September. Both are on student council.
Aiden and Matt provided some background, that in grade 10 they were given an assignment to investigate cancer. From that project, they developed an idea to promote the Terry Fox campaign. It started with a letter writing project to allow students to write letters to family and friends and providing a link to donate.
Phase 2 was selling daffodil bulbs.
Now Phase 3 is to build a memorial / legacy garden at the front of the school, near the office main doors on Dundas Street. Hollindale are donated time to build. They are selling stones:
$40 for individual stone
$60 for family stone
$200 for corporate stone
Proceeds to the Terry Fox Foundation. These prices hold until Applefest weekend, then they will go up because after construction starts, engraving in place costs more.
This garden will create a legacy at ENSS. Construction planned for this fall.
They are asking if Rotary will be a sponsor for $500 along with Brian Todd Memorial Foundation, ENSS Student Government and ?
R Mark thanked them for their presentation.
Service Above Self