Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
February 8
Victoria Weir
February 18
Join Date
February 14, 1997
25 years
Rudy Wagner
February 20, 2015
7 years
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Brighton Rotary News Feb 2 2022
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Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:
Members: 7
Guests: Steve Sleightholm and Rotarian Danny Broome from the Cobourg Rotary Club and Salvation Army
The following person has been nominated for membership in the Rotary Club of Brighton:  
Steve Sleightholm with the classification of Retired TTC Operator
Should any member have knowledge why membership should not be offered to this person, they have the right and obligation to inform the Secretary in writing within 10 days of this notice.
1. Thank you card from Jennifer Livingston from ENSS for Service Above Self Award upon graduation.
2. RI semi annual dues has come in.
3. $500 donated to Isaac's orphanage and school in India (DKSHA) in 2021 has been returned from the Belleville organization 'Developing Nations Social Help Charitable Corporation' after they were unable to get the funds to India. They also sent us an additional $450 of their funds for us to send to Isaac. R Clay and R Chris working to find best way to send funds to Isaac and DKSHA.
Smile: blush
A woman wanted to serve her guests mushroom-smothered steak. But she had no mushrooms and no tine to buy them. Her husband suggested she pick the wild ones growing by the stream. She was hesitant because she knew some wild mushrooms are poisonous. Her husband told her he sees squirrels eating them with no ill effects.
So she picked a bunch of mushrooms, washed, sliced and sauteed them for her dinner.
Then she went to the back porch and fed a handful to her dog Spot. Spot ate them all.
She watched Spot for any sign of illness but there was no signs, so she fed her guests the mushrooms.
The meal was a great success.
After dinner her daughter came to her and whispered to her that Spot was dead.
Trying to keep her head straight she left the room and called the doctor and explained what had happened. The doctor assured her that it was bad but it could be taken care of.
Shortly after, the ambulance, paramedics and the doctor arrived and proceeded to treat all the people, cleaning out their digestive systems.
Well after midnight, after the last person was done, the doctor said everything should be fine now and he left.
The host and guests were all sitting around, tired and weak.
Then the daughter said she could not believe the guy who ran over Spot and never slowed down.
Allison suggested this didn't go over well because of all the dog lovers in the club?
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Emily's home on February 15th. at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers books getting close to printing for this spring.
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale. R Liesje advised that the District Environmental Committee Chair has reached out to her about this program.
  • We will focus on and start planning for a spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!!
  • It is with great pleasure that I announce that the result of the selection process for the position of District Governor for the Rotary 2024-2025 year is Virginia O'Reilly from the Rotary Club of Toronto East. DG Ron  
  • Sad news regarding the passing of Colleen Gibson. She left the BBTB last year and was so looking forward to her "new" life closer to her family. Colleen Gibson, formerly of Sandpiper Way passed away this morning. She was an active resident of BBtB from 2001 to 2021. She was Chair of the BBtB Social Committee and at that time arranged the funding for all the ceiling speakers in the Great Hall. She and her husband Ken were active in the annual Brighton Rotary auction, storing many items in their basement prior to the auction.. She had many friends here and enjoyed regular Bridge games. Details for a Remembrance event are not yet available.
  • You are invited to the Tuesday Talks - WASH - Successful Sustainability. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends. Event: Tuesday Talks - WASH - Successful  Sustainability. Date: Feb 08, 2022 7:00 PM  - Feb 08, 2022 8:00 PM via ZOOM.
  • Rotary Leadership Institute - RLI Part 1 starting Wednesday February 9th from 6 to 8pm via zoom and each Wednesday evening for 3 weeks to February 23. Ask Secretary for information or go to the District site to register.
  • Following Ann Falla's presentation last week concerning the ENSS Environmental Club and their Chique Boutique, R Chris reached out for donations. To date he has filled Ann's car three times with donations.
  • There will be a celebration of the Rotary Foundation on February 23 at 8pm on line. Go to
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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.'
  • 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.
  • Incoming RI President Jennifer Jones plans to start her year off with a two week cross Canada tour to showcase Canada to the World. She plans to be in the GTA July 5th and getting her hands dirty with People of Action projects and activities.
  • 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: No singing. We learned not to try.
Sharing Pot:
Happy Bucks: Presentation and the Salvation Army, to be in Brighton, always happy, looking forward to getting together in person, happy for snow coming, Environmental Club, good work of Ken and Colleen, Jack's fake laugh, impressed by generous donations to the kettles in December by the people of Brighton.
Rotary Minute:
Inspired by Harriet Tubman, an American abolitionist, civil war spy, nurse, suffragist and political activist.
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember within us we have the STRENGTH, the PATIENCE, the PASSION to reach for the stars."
As Rotary says,'the means to change the world.' All of our little individual parts add up.
Cobourg Salvation Army
R Steve introduced Danny Broome from the Salvation Army in Cobourg. Danny is also a relatively new Rotarian with the Cobourg Rotary Club.
Major Dan Broome was born and raised in Ontario and spent his younger years in Toronto, but high school years were spent in Belleville. He started attending the Salvation Army when he was 18 years old which led to his calling to become a Salvation Army officer,  which means he is an ordained minister. In 2020 he celebrated 30 years as an Officer. He has served in Salvation Army Churches in Paris, Brampton, Milton, Oakville, St. George's Bermuda, Moose Jaw Saskatchewan and currently in Cobourg.  He also served for 9 years as a Correctional Services Chaplain at the Maplehurst Correctional Centre, and the Brampton Courthouse for 9 years.  He has been married to Wendy for 31 years. They have no children, but they have a dog,  Charlie who is 5 years old.  He is an avid reader and tries to walk or run at least once a day.
Danny thanked the Rotary Club of Brighton for stepping up and organizing the Kettle campaign in Brighton this past December.
Traditionally Brighton was handled by the Salvation Army in Trenton but they closed up and Danny doesn't know the circumstances but it created a void in the Brighton area.
The Brighton kettle campaign raised $14,550 in 2021. That is awesome. The Cobourg  and Port Hope area raised $148,000. The Northumberland community is very generous.
The Salvation Army has been in the area for 138 years, predominately in the Cobourg area. They are looking at how best to create a presence in Brighton.
Now the Salvation Army is looking at how to spend those funds to serve the Brighton Community without duplicating services. They are looking to partner or fill gaps where there is a need. A possible drop in centre to meet and listen to people. A space to rent or use periodically. However, during the pandemic it has been difficult to get out and meet people.
Some ideas they have been discussing internally include:
- once a week drop in centre
- coat for kids
- baby formula program
- hot meals once a week
- help bank where they help families with dental, prescription drugs, glasses, transportation, rent
- summer camp for kids
They want to give back, to provide a hand up, not a hand out.
Rotary can help by identifying needs, a space to use, possible partners.
Service Above Self