Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Home of R Joyce
Nov 26, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Christmas Dinner / Social
Dec 11, 2019
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Joyce Cassin
November 14
Craig Harding
November 19
Rudy Wagner
November 22
Patty Parmentier
November 28
Henry Getkate
Patricia Getkate
November 3
Rudy Wagner
November 6
Join Date
Ricardo Melendro
November 3, 2011
8 years
Nov 15, 2019 7:00 AM
Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention
Nov 22, 2019 7:00 AM
Water Education
Nov 29, 2019 7:00 AM
Club Business
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Brighton Rotary News Nov 8 2019
Members: 10
Guests: Rene Schmidt from Beacon and Laetitia de Witt from St. Catharines South
1. Request from Skate Canada for support.
Smile: blush
  • Honourary Rotarian Henk Getkate passed November 1. Celebration of Life to be held Saturday Nov 9 at Brighton Fellowship Church at 1pm.
  • Christmas Hamper Committee had first meeting this year Tuesday Nov 5. Next meeting to set dates will be December 3 at 7pm at Evangel Church.
  • R Chris organizing with help of Gerry Davidson to store Rotary trailer for winter.
  • R Chris advised that R Mark is making progress but slowly.
  • R Chris is working on sponsors and discounts for 2020 Diners and Duffers book. New this year will be Swiss Chalet / Harvey's in Trenton thanks to Mark Jacklyn.
  •  Club will have a Christmas social and dinner at Whistling Duck Wednesday December 11 starting at 5:30pm. We order off menu at 6:30pm. R Chris and Fran have again invited us to their home after dinner. Bring a dessert and drink. More info to follow.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • D7070 ADM and Foundation Dinner at Oshawa Golf and Country Club November 14 at 6pm.
  • RLI November 16
  • 2020 Rotary District Conference theme is 'Heroes and Champions' and will be held at Toronto Weston Prince Hotel October 23-25, 2019.
Daniella's Report:
We understand Daniella is visiting the US.
Daniella's Bucket List:
Play hockey
Niagara Falls
CN tower
Algonquien Park
See a moose
See a beaver
See a possum
See a bear
Play in the snow
Volunteer (animal shelter?)
See leaves change color
Ottawa (skate on the Rideau canal)
Go skiing
Swim in Lake Ontario
Cliff jump (?😬)
See the northern lights
Go to New York City?
See a baseball game
See a rugby game
See an american football game
See a ice hockey game
Try beaver tail (not from a real beaver)
Song: O God Our Help in Ages Past
Sharing: $20.00 won by R Liesje who donated to club.
Happy Bucks: 1st touch of winter did not last but more to come, visited clubs in Africa where it was warmer, presentation and work of Beacon Youth Centre, to be here, dancing, pop and mum feature at Legion Nov 11, support for coat for kids, 1st snow, enthusiastic reception with coats at school, Eloisa's visit with boy friend, Beacon wonderful place.
Rotary Minute: R Jeff P reminded us of Remembrance Day Nov 11, those of the community no longer with us.
New POD's for 2020
POD#1 - Murray, Chris, Joyce, Victoria, Mark, Jeff W and Steve
POD#2 - Ricardo, Jeff P, Emily, Craig, Rudy, Liesje, Clay
The Beacon Youth Centre
R Ricardo introduced Rene Schmidt of the Beacon.
Rene has been in Brighton since 1989, coming from Scarborough. He was an Elementary Teacher for over 30 years.
Rene was Chair of the Beacon Youth Centre for about 4 years. He has passed Chair position to younger blood, Mike Fuller is current Chair. The Beacon Youth Centre has been in Brighton about 17 years.
The Beacon is part of the Quinte Youth Unlimited organization. Quinte Youth Unlimited provide administration services. Quinte Youth Unlimited take a percentage of donations for administration. They have insurance coverage through Youth Unlimited.
The Beacon is primarily a volunteer organization. The Chair gets a stipend.
Beacon open every day schools are open. They provide free lunch to students from both ENSS and Brighton Public School. Recently they had 62 students in for lunch, standing room only. Beacon provides a safe and secure environment for students.
They have about 60 volunteers, some cook, some supervise students. Volunteers generally have Christian values but they do not preach to the kids. Many kids come from marginalized homes.
At the Beacon they have 3 rules: Respect yourself, Respect the facility and Respect others. They do not allow bullying, swearing or any pushing. They enforce these rules by first talking to the student and if not improved, they ask student to leave.
They offer prayer for meal and kids respect that and are quiet.
Beacon is also open after school from 6:30 pm to 8pm Monday to Thursday.
They are supported by 5 local churches as well as the Municipality and service groups and community at large.
Their annual budget is about $70,000 primarily for rent and heat.
They have had volunteers who have been there for years. They get to know the kids and build relationships. They help kids with resumes and getting jobs and just someone to listen.
Sometimes they have organized activities for the kids. They have a good relationship with the schools and communicate issues and problems when they become aware of them.
Pres Daniel thanked Rene.
Service Above Self