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Brighton Rotary News Oct 13 2021
WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel. Check out:;;
Members: 11
Guests: Terry Lynn guest of R Daniel, Rotarian Kyle Campbell virtually from Barrie.
Dear Rotary Club of Brighton,
Would your club happen to have any members who are involved in a Rotary youth program, such as Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Rotaract, or Interact? If so, would they be interested in using a draft grant proposal I have written at [] to write their own District Grant? It would help young people in your District attend one of the humanitarian work weeks offered by Project Amigo []. I am a volunteer with the organization and have written the proposal based on the 2021/22 guidelines available at [rotary]. I believe the 2022/23 guidelines should be posted after February 2022. Hopefully, the current Rotary International suspension of travel grants due to the pandemic will be lifted by this project’s starting date of September 2022.
Please let me know if anyone in your club would like further information. I could also let you know if other Rotary Clubs in your District are interested in writing a District Grant proposal on this topic so that you could work together.
Thanks for your help. Yours in Rotary, Samuel Brown
Rotary eClub of the Southwest USA District 5495 (Northern Arizona)
Smile: blush
A few years ago in Liverpool the local Health Unit decided to conduct a survey of the methods families were using to avoid pregnancy. At one home, the person conducting the interviews noted that the wife was very tall and the husband short. When they asked the question, the wife said they used the pale and saucer method. Not being familiar with this form of birth control he asked what it was. So the wife explained that the husband did it standing on a pale, and when his eyes got as big as a saucer, she kicked the pale out from under him.
There were several others from our resident 'Smile Doctor' but I was too busy eating to take notes and now they are gone. Sorry if you were not there.
  • Next board meeting will be hosted by President Joyce on Tuesday October 19th at 6:30pm.
  • Next bottle drive moved to October 16. Rain or shine.
  • October 24th is World Polio Day. However, on October 21 there will be a special virtual Polio Plus presentation with Dr. Bob Scott as one of the speakers.More details to come.
  • Brighton Rotary are registered to participate in Rotary Youth Exchange for 2022 / 2023. We are looking for host families and a student.
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale.
  • We need a Rotary Youth Exchange Councillor that is not our President or on the District Committee.
  • Regarding the Global Grant project in Brazil to provide families with water filters, the local Rotary Club is having trouble getting the people to come to training sessions. They are working on a new program to get the people engaged. R Clay will join the Brighton Club committee for this project.
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.
  • 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: Danny Boy
Sharing Pot: $27 to R Daniel who donated it to the Rotary Foundation
Happy Bucks: for the barn dance Friday, happy to be here, fun at the barn, just happy, for speaker and presentation, got flu shot, happy again no other way to be, wishing R Daniel happy birthday, mother with wig and looks good, Mexico.
Rotary Minute:
Rotary encourages new members to have a 'sponsor' someone to introduce them to the club, take them to other clubs. The sponsor is a key individual to orientate and make sure new member feels comfortable and gets involved at Rotary.
Water First
R Steve introduced Rotarian Kyle Campbell from the Rotary Club of Barrie in District 7010.
Kyle is a member of the Rotary Club of Barrie since 2012.  He works for Deluxe Payroll for 9 years as a Business Program Manager. Happily married with two great step kids.   Just trying to make this world a little better every day.
R Steve was excited to learn of this program by D7010 on CBC radio. When we reached out Kyle responded and was willing to share with us.
Kyle explained that he was looking for something to fire him up with Rotary once again and this project has done that.
He said in addition to the CBC interview on radio, they also had a spot on CTV television about this program. See attachments and the following link:
When Kyle got involved in the program, he realized growing up and going to school in Orillia that he had a lot of classmates who were First Nations.
He is finding this opportunity very rewarding.
There are 13.5% of First Nations communities in Canada with inadequate water supplies. There are 40% in Ontario with boil water orders due to poor water quality. A major problem is the lack of trained staff to operate and maintain the water treatment facilities in remote communities.
D7010 has partnered with a non-profit organization in Creemore Ontario to teach local indigenous people to operate and maintain their water systems. Governments help pay for the capital to build treatment facilities, but operation is different. They need operators. Operators from outside don't always fit in.
Water First is a program to teach and train local young adults to become licensed water treatment operators.
Rotary D7010 are looking to raise funds to help train young people to operate the water and sewage facilities in their own communities. Better than trying to import people from outside. To date, they have had two successful internships.
They are in the process of applying for a Global Grant with a partner club in Mexico.
With this program, they seek local community buy in and cooperation. The First Nations pays 40% of the cost to train. Training is 15 months as paid interns. They recruit candidates from the local community. It offers the young people a rewarding career.
They plan to expands to 75 First Nations communities.
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