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Brighton Rotary News Aug 3 2022
Members: 9
Guests: Terri Lynn Jenkins
1 From Shelter Box Canada: Introducing Stock the Box
Thanks to all of our incredible supporters, the last 12 months have been extremely busy. We've seen extreme conflict, massive storms, unpredictable earthquakes, and so much more. Operations teams have been busy responding to all of these disasters, and supporting hundreds of thousands of people on their journey to rebuild their homes and their lives. This is only possible because of you!
But now our supplies are running low.
We've depleted our resources, and now we need your help to fill them up again! , will you help us STOCK THE BOX?
We can’t predict disasters, but with your support, we can be ready to respond and provide displaced families with the life-saving aid they need right when they need it most.
When disaster strikes, families lose their homes, possessions, and livelihoods.
You can ensure ShelterBox is ready with life-saving shelter and supplies by donating critical aid items to fill a box and help a family who has lost everything.
You can also help ShelterBox Canada raise funds to restock our warehouses and prepare to respond to disasters around the world by starting your own Stock the Box fundraiser.
We urgently need support to prepare, respond, and restock to help families who have lost everything. 
2. We’re pleased to announce an update to The Rotary Foundation’s peer-to-peer fundraising platform, Raise for Rotary. When a Rotary member organizes a Raise for Rotary fundraiser, their club can now earn credit for donations made by nonmembers. This enhancement recognizes organizers for their hard work and encourages them to reach out beyond their Rotary networks for support.
Since Raise for Rotary launched in August 2020, more than 1,500 custom fundraising events have generated more than $1 million for the World Fund, the PolioPlus Fund, the Disaster Response Fund, and Rotary’s areas of focus. The platform is available worldwide in English and accepts U.S., Canadian, and Australian currencies. Additional currencies and language options will be added over time.
Additional benefits of Raise for Rotary include:

Making it easy to use and share
Setting up a fundraiser with Raise for Rotary is simple and fast. You can support specific Rotary causes, and your fundraiser is easy to share with your friends and family — especially on social media.

Giving donors recognition credit
Anyone who gives through Raise for Rotary using the email address they use for other Rotary functions, such as their My Rotary account, will receive Rotary giving credit and recognition.

Minimizing fees to do more good
External fundraising platforms have their own fee structures, rules, and guidelines. With our own platform, more of the funds you raise go directly toward Doing Good in the World.

With Raise for Rotary, you can use your fundraiser to celebrate an occasion such as a birthday, tie it to an athletic challenge, or create a custom event. No matter how you choose to fundraise, the donations you generate will help our Foundation make an even bigger impact around the world.
Thank you for your support. If you have additional questions, please review our Raise for Rotary FAQ or email us at
Sincerely,  The Rotary Foundation
3. Pre & Post Melbourne Rotary Convention tours of New Zealand & Australia
Please share this information with your club members who may be attending the 2023 Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia.
The Rotary Club of Haliburton is partnering with TravelMaven Tours to offer a 16-night tour of New Zealand prior to the Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, Australia and a 10-night post convention tour of Australia. Early booking pricing available until August 1, 2022. For more information, details and pricing on both tours visit:
What a wonderful opportunity to visit these "bucket list" destinations while experiencing the Melbourne Rotary International Convention.
Yours In Rotary, Ted Brandon, Past President, Rotary Club of Haliburton 
4. Thank you letter from the Bridge Hospice.
5. General letter and request for support from the Canadian Cancer Society.
Smile: blush
Allison is off in Ireland for seven weeks, leaving Steve to seven weeks of his own cooking.  Before she left, she brought out a world map, hung it on the wall in the kitchen and handed Steve a dart.  She said, “Throw this and wherever it lands—that’s where’ll go for a holiday when this pandemic ends.” Turns out, we’ll be spending two weeks behind the fridge.
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Chris's home on Sept 13th.
  • We are looking for speakers
  • R Steve S will share Captain / leadership of POD1 with R Chris. Thank you Steve
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24. R Chris is looking for source of back bacon.
  • Street Dance July 30 was a huge success thanks to hard work of all the volunteers, to R Daniel and the bands and the community who came out. We sold 1,974 alcoholic drinks. R Clay estimates about 700 people attended. A great night with good reviews.
  • Interclub BBQ August 15. We have a Karaoke DJ. Duty roster circulated.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Foundation Walk at Heber Downs Conservation area / Cullen Gardens - September 25th.
  • We Have A Dream - District Conference October 14 to 16 at Nottawasaga Inn.
  • World Polio Day 2022 Live from Durham College October 20 from 6pm to 8pm.
  • 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: I've Been Working on the Railroad
Sharing Pot: $20 won by R Chris who donated it to the Foundation.
Happy Bucks:  Out of towner's at Street dance, Brighton proud, Wow, always happy, impressed with Street Dance, You Rock, Great night, Thanks to everyone, The world is full of givers and takers - the takers eat well and the givers sleep well, boat going back in the water with some duct tape on the snout, Big sparkly helmet, thanks to all, good night out, ice man.
Rotary Minute:
R Rudy shared: Rotary Peace Programs
A special program of the Rotary Foundation was originally labeled the "Rotary Peace Forum". The concept of a centre of educational program to promote greater understanding and peace in the world was originally discussed in 1982 by the New Horizons Committee and the World Understanding and Peace Committee. In 1984 it was further explored by a New Programs Committee of the Rotary Foundation.
The essence of the Rotary Peace Program is to utilize the nongovernmental but worldwide resources of Rotary to develop educational programs around issues  that cause conflict among nations in the world as well as those influences and activities that promote peace, development and goodwill. The program includes seminars, publications, or conferences as a means to initiate a global dialogue to find new approaches to peace and world understanding.
Specific Rotary Peace Programs are selected twice a year by the Trustees of the Rotary Foundation. Many peace programs are held each year in conjunction with presidential conferences.
A Year in England
R Steve gave a too long monologue starting from when he and Allison first met. Allison was not impressed as Steve didn't say much.
However, a year later Allison started University at Waterloo and boarded at the same Farmhouse where R Steve and couple other 4th year engineers rented top floor apartment. The roommate Dave took Allison on date first but didn't work.
Steve and Allison first started dancing taking Square Dancing lessons at local public school. Allison has directional challenges and Steve clicked his fingers as feeble attempt to point her in right direction. Allison did not appreciate the snapping fingers and let Steve know this.
Steve graduated spring 1982, with few jobs available with inflation pushing 20%. The following year Steve had two offers, the Canadian military or two year contract to Saudi Arabia. He chose Saudi Arabia in spring 1983. Before leaving he proposed to Allison at the Imperial Room at the Royal York. She wanted a year to plan the wedding so Steve gave her two years.
While in Saudi Arabia and working with a lot of other ex-patriots, Steve decided to go back to school for a Masters, in England. Allison was game to spend her first year of marriage in England.
Steve came home end of May 1985, they got married June 29, Greece and visiting family in summer then England in September. We lived in residence Lillian Penson Hall in Talbot Square off Sussex Gardens, Bayswater Road. Not far from Speakers Corners, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Steve had a short walk across park to school. Very close to Paddington station.
Allison quickly got a job as clerk at Westminster Council through the local job bank. Quickest job she ever got. It was initially short term but they kept her for the full year.
Our apartment was very small. Full bath. Room about 10'x12'. Single bed with second as murphy bed you pulled down from wall. Tiny box oven and cook top. We had to feed meter for power with coins but returned each month to start again.
We got to know each other. Allison a morning person, me a night person, didn’t study until late, needed to slow down. Allison put Steve to some tests in the first few months which he failed.
We attended a couple formal occasions: Formal invitation to Canada House in Trafalgar Square and Gala ball with dance band of the Grenadier Guards.
Early in our relationship, Allison taught me join of reading which school did best to kill. Also, live theatre. Where else for live theatre but London’s west end.
All kinds, 2nd balcony.
Les Mis
Living in England and west end London we were tourists, and primarily during the off season. We visited all the typical  London sites, but we traveled  the country too from Scotland, Wales and to Dublin Ireland.
We visited enough castles and museums for a lifetime.
It took some convincing to get Allison to try a B& B. Allison was reluctant due to Chevy Chase European Vacation movie. The UK Tourist board had rated B&B’s, very easy and worked great. During our year Mars bars wrapper had coupon for discount for rail tickets that we took advantage off.
Highly recommend visiting Kew Gardens and Royal Botanical Gardens in London. Plants from around the world.
Before coming home after the year, we got Eurail passes and toured a bunch of countries – Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway Switzerland
Not France as a visa was required due to recent terrorist activity and big lines to apply so we didn't go.
We both had friends in Germany that we visited.
In summary, our first year of marriage was special, even if Allison had doubts, but now 37 years together - must be Love.
Service Above Self