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Brighton Rotary News March 13 2020
Members: 9
Guests: Inbound Exchange Student Daniella from the Faro Islands and Terry Cox and Colleen McCabe from Brighton Auxiliary Rescue Unit.
  1. Thank you letter from Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre.
  2. Thank you letter from Transition House Emergency Shelter.
  3. Campbellford Rotary Trivia Night - Saturday April 18th, theme Beach Party. Cost is $100 for teams of up to 8.
NOTE: following our meeting, notices went out that all District 7070 events have been cancelled to the end of May.
Smile: blush
A recent dream of R Craig's: three people at the water cooler and first has to use both hands to pick up drink because their hands are so small. They must have smallest hands in the world, if so they could get into Guinness World record and go on talk show circuit and become famous and rich. The second person thinks they have the smallest feet and proceeds to show the others their small feet. Again, they could become famous and wealthy. The third person considers themselves not very smart and believes they have the smallest brain in the world. Well they all go to England and present their cases to Guinness. The first comes out elated, they have the smallest hands and will be famous. The second has similar success and is designated to have the smallest feet in the world. The third person after assessment comes out and asks, 'who is ??'. 
Guess whom? You had to be there.
  • Next club directors meeting will be Tuesday March 24 at 6:30pm at home of President Daniel.
  • Spelling Bee expected to be cancelled due to school shut down for two weeks after March break and running out of time.
  • Thanks to Gary Sharpe the Club has a gift certificate for a bowling party at Presquile Lanes. It is good for 36 people for 2 hours of bowling. Good to May 28th. Looking for someone to organize.
  • Diners and Duffers booklets available and being distributed. We cannot sell until March 21.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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.
Daniella's Report:  
Daniella went rock climbing in Kingston on Wednesday with the school Adventures class. She is afraid of heights, but she went up half way. Her partner got to do extra climbing as Daniella spotted for her.
She has a canoe paddle to work on during break, she has to sand it and get it ready for finishing, possibly decoration. This is the paddle she will use with the outdoor education class canoeing later this spring.
On Tuesday night at school she saw the Broadway version of 'Newsies' the same play ENSS is doing this spring. Daniella is working with the sets and behind scenes production.
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: When Irish Eyes Are Shining
Sharing: $18 won by R Jeff P who donated funds to the BARU.
Happy Bucks: for presentation and saving lives by BARU volunteers, to sleep in the next three weeks, for the weekend, gambling and grand kids this weekend, not so happy with loss of brother and funeral Sunday, weather, dancing (but it was cancelled too), good humour of R Joyce, Spirit Award for favourite musician, memories at the marina.
Rotary Minute:  March is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Month. Rotary promotes and supports point of use home water filters such as Brazilian project..
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
Brighton Auxiliary Rescue Unit
R Murray introduced our guests:
Terry Cox is an aviation instructor at Seneca College and former District Chief for Quinte West Fire Department for 28 years. Devoted to marine Search and Rescue, Terry was one of our original crew members 12 years ago. Terry now provides his teaching abilities and leadership strengths as Brighton Auxiliary Rescue Unit's Training Leader.
Colleen McCabe is a co-owner of a little sailing school in Brighton and former Advanced Care Paramedic for 12 years. Colleen joined Brighton Auxiliary Rescue Unit about one year ago as a crew member. Having volunteered for a number of organizations raising much needed funds, she was recently promoted to Fundraising Director and given the not so easy task to raise $125,000 for a new rescue boat for our community.
Colleen shared pictures of their existing rescue boat and what they do. Their existing boat is not well suited for rescue, it is a pleasure boat that has been modified. It is 35 years old, slow and not the safest boat in rough waters. It is starting to cost them money to maintain. Last year it cost about $5,000 to get the boat ready in the spring to put in the water.
BARU has been in operation about 11 years, almost 12. It is a registered charity. They are 100% volunteers with 18 active members provided 24/7 service to the boating public. The Canadian Coast Guard are legally not able to help with any capital costs, some fuel and training only. They have responded to 41 calls in last five years, about half saving lives. Often at night in heavy water / waves.
They primarily serve Brighton area, but can go west to Cobourg, south to US side of lake and Quinte region.
They now have an opportunity to buy a proper boat, one suited for their use. But they need to raise an additional $125,000. They have $75,000 and looking to raise difference. This new boat is a 2012 Metalcraft Firestorm 30, built for search and rescue. It will do 40 knots. Brand new this boat would cost up to $800,000. They can get this boat for fraction of that, but they need to act this spring, as they believe it will sell.
They are reaching out to other organizations and they have a Go Fund Me page.
R Daniel thanked Colleen and Terry.
Service Above Self