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Andrea Wheeldon
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Allison Blakey
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June 14, 1989
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Brighton Rotary News July 10 2020
Rotary on the Patio - Yes today we met together on The Smoke House Patio (social distancing observed)
Members: 11
Guests: Laetitia de Witt from St. Catharines South, returned outbound exchange student Ethan Taylor and his dad.
1. We received thank you letter from Shelter Box for our recent donation.
Smile: blush
Welcome back R Craig who said he may be rusty.
A couple were sitting at the Smoke House Restaurant across from each other when suddenly the women disappeared under the table. The waiter came over to the gentleman and asked if his wife was okay. The man said his wife was fine and that she had just come in the door.
  • POD#1 has to organize speakers for July.
  • Brighton Rotary Stay at Home Rib Fest will be Saturday August 8th. R Clay handed out order forms and outline. Digital version to come. Available will be ribs, chicken or vegetarian stir fry for $25 each. Rotarian's will help pack, hand out and deliver. Delivery will be $10 per order with 15km of the Smokehouse. We will take cash, cheque or etransfer. Last day to order will be August 4. Website link set up.
  • R Joyce said Rotex may be able to help with Stay at Home Ribs.
  • Next board meeting Tuesday July 21 at the home of R Clay. 6:30pm. Clay is at 15 Orchard Crescent in Brighton.
  • RI Global Grant for Brazil water project G-2165 has been approved. Rogerio will set up bank account in Brazil.
  • Club is interested in participating in the Wellington Rotary bottle drive. In process to organize.
  • We have been contacted by Rotarian most recently from Midland interested in joining club, if he can make 7am meetings. Derek Denson is his name, formally of the Midland and Lindsay Rotary Clubs. He is a snow bird.
  • R Chris advised that we sold 119 Diners and Duffers books for profit of about $2,600.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • D7070 is bringing us 'Tuesday Talks' starting July 14th from 7pm to 8pm. Sign up on line.
  • 2020 Rotary District Conference theme is 'Heroes and Champions' and will be held at Toronto Weston Prince Hotel October 23-25, 2019.
  • Rotary District 7070 is going to the Dominican Republic March Break 2021. A service opportunity - sweat equity.
Song: In the Good Old Sommertime.
Sharing Pot: R Joyce is donating her prize to the club.
Happy Bucks: hosts providing breakfast, mom's book on Amazon and hopefully signings will be a distraction from health concerns, exchange student program and hopefully it will be back next year, remembering daughter, just feeling good, Ethan's presentation, getting back together, wife took all his money, remembering College Days at Royal Roads and shit hawks, to be here, Cirque online weekly presentations, 302 months ago participating in Group Study Exchange.
Rotary Minute: Shelter Box has a variety of ways to support people in Disaster Relief:
Shelterbox $1,200 - shelter and items for family to start process of recovery
Family tent $500 - custom made family tent to provide shelter.
Shelter Kit $150 - Customized kits to help people rebuild and repair their homes.
Clean Water $108 - Emergency water purification kit.
Solar Lights $50 - Inflatable solar lights
Blankets $13 - warmth and comfort.
Ethan Taylor's Exchange to Sweden
Ethan Taylor was our outbound exchange student to Sweden in 2019 / 2020.
Ethan went to Sweden in August 2019 and returned in April 2020 to Canada.
He had 2 host families in Sweden as his exchange was cut short. His best friend was also an exchange student 'Theo' from the US.
He met many people from around the world, make many new friends.
His first two weeks was at a language / cultural camp with other exchange students. That is where he learned most of the history and culture of Sweden, although he visited many museums during his year. He also visited Denmark and Finland where he saw and learned of other culture and heritage sites.
He went on a trip 15 hours north of Stockholm to mountain that they hiked and took cable car up. Also visited a fishing village on an island, other scenic tours of Sweden and a Viking cabin.
Ethan did some baking, at least a cake. Food seemed to be a big part, some he liked and some he didn't..
High school in Sweden has 3 grades or years. Start times varied, some days he wouldn't start classes until 11am and other at 6am. He found the school building and size similar to ENSS.
He found it hard to learn the language because everyone wanted to speak English with him.
R Daniel thanked Ethan for his presentation.
Service Above Self