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Sep 28, 2019
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Brighton Rotary News Sept 20 2019
Members: 10
Guests: new inbound exchange student Daniella Danielsen from the Faroe Islands, ADG Shirley Ross from the Colborne Rotary Club
Smile: R Craig shared experience of recent trip to Newfoundland where he was helping his brother bring in the hay when there was a loud 'bang' and a duck fell from the sky. When a stranger started to climb the fence to retrieve the duck, Craig advised the stranger that it was private property. The stranger said he was a smart lawyer from Brighton and if he was not allowed to get the duck he would sue for all their property. Craig suggested that they settle this the local way, they would each take a punch at each other. Craig took first punch and stranger was able to get back up. Before the stranger took his punch Craig said okay, you can have the duck.
  • Duty Roster circulated for Applefest.
  • Duty Roster circulated for No Frills raffle. R Chris reported that on first weekend we made over $800, enough to cover our costs.
  • Invitation from New Life Women's Home holding annual Gala Saturday October 19, 2019 at Ramada Belleville Harbourview starting at 6pm. Tickets $45 each. Guest speaker Lorna Dueck, CEO Huntley Street and YES Television, Cheryl Newbhard is Emcee and Paul Lafrance is guest musician. Call 613-394-3341 for tickets.
  • We will present the Interclub Singing Trophy to Campbellford Rotary on Monday September 23, noon meeting at the Rotary Hall in Campbellford, 179 Saskatoon Drive. All welcome to attend. Campbellford will hold for half of year then it will go to Stirling Club - joint winners. Team work.
  • Brighton Cramahe Chamber are hosting 'A Taste of Brighton -Cramahe' at Codrington Farmers Market Sunday October 6th from 11:30 am to 1pm. Idea is for local food providers to provide samples for up to 150 people for free. Rotary invited to participate. No enthusiastic response so we will decline.
  • R Ricardo advised that advertising at ENSS for an exchange student next year has begun.
  • R Joyce and R Steve attended Spelling Bee meeting and we are looking to get more schools participating.
  • R Shirley advised that Colborne Rotary is small but active, in good spirits and looking to new prospective members.
  • R Chris advised that Trailer was not locked up after SVPS BBQ??
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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.'
  • Colborne Rotary Harvest Auction - Saturday September 21, doors open at 6pm. Cost is $80 each. They are celebrating 70 years. For tickets call 905-396-7601
Daniella's Report:
Daniella is having a good week, although not very busy. Hanging out with friends.
She has auditioned for the new school musical 'Newsies'.
She is also preparing for her Drama class production.
I have asked Daniella to send me her 'bucket list' so we can share it.
Song: Row, Row, Row your Boat
Sharing: $25 won by R Steve who donated it to Polio Plus.
Happy Bucks: Election time again, happy to be happy, missing directors meeting, R Murray's presentation, Colborne Rotary Auction, kitchen almost done, brother and girl friend visiting from Montreal, kitchen renovatiosn a memory, going to wedding, happy that R Murray is happy.
Rotary Minute: Ideas for Membership
1. It sounds simple, but just 'ask someone'.
2. Repeatedly invite prospective members, unless you get defininative No.
3. Ensure prospective members feel important. Everyone should speak to them.
4. Make your meetings Fun.
5. Have a clear membership goal, develop strategic plan and establish budget.
6. Hold club assembly on membership to ensure everyone on board with plan.
7. Have a membership minute at every club meeting.
8. Have incentives for recruitment - make it fun and exciting for your members.
9. Reward Rotarians who bring in a new members - recognize a job well done.
Election War Rooms / Strategy
Pres Daniel introduced R Murray as our speaker this morning.
R Murray shared with us from his experience: Election Campaign Management
R Murray spent 6 terms as a local Councillor in Trenton.
He worked and managed both Provincial and Federal Election campaigns for others.
R Murray said the one goal is to get your candidate elected. However, that takes a significant support system behind the scenes.
Typically local municipal elections are low key, no particular party affiliations. In past they didn't use lawn signs, it was door knocking and pamphlets.
Provincial and Federal campaigns are different. Goal to get your candidate elected.
It is about getting the vote out. So you have to identify your supporters.
1. phone calls
2. door knocking
3. mailings
4. pick up and drop off at polling stations
R Murray's first campaign was in 1980 for a seat at Trenton Council. He knocked on doors and distributed pamphlets.
On a campaign there are two major tasks - 1 identify supporters, 2 get them out to vote.
Biggest mistake is to assume you won, because then you slack off. R Murray has used this to the advantage of his candidate. Opposition was from Trenton so assumed he didn't have to work hard at home. Opposition lost as Murray's team focused on all areas of riding. He said you need to be aware of opponents strategy, actions, plans. R Murray shared fun story of opposition planning a cavalcade that would go past his riding office location, so Murray gathered all supports at the office so when cavalcade went by they outnumbered them substantially on the street making a lot more noise and waving flags etc.
Some candidates get involved in the planning and management of the campaign to a large degree, while others do what manager tells them.
Campaign teams need a lot of volunteers. Need scrutineers at polling stations, need to monitor voters for supporters and make sure supporters get out to vote. This may mean picking up voters and driving them to polling stations.
He has been involved in a judicial recount. Very tense, takes days and the waiting and not knowing. General rule is that vote has to show the intent clearly.
The main task on election day is to get the vote out. It is a lot of work.
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