Upcoming Events
Brighton Rotary Ribs at Home
The Smoke House
Aug 08, 2020
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jeff Wheeldon
June 10
Spouse Birthdays
Andy Smith
June 4
Peter Parmentier
June 25
Jeff Wheeldon
Andrea Wheeldon
June 28
Steven Blakey
Allison Blakey
June 29
Join Date
June 14, 1989
31 years
Aug 07, 2020 7:00 AM
Aug 28, 2020 7:00 AM
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Brighton Rotary News July 31 2020
Rotary on the Patio - The new normal, we meet together on The Smoke House Patio (social distancing observed)
Members: 9
Guests: no guests, so sad
1. Thank you note from Horizons of Friendship for the Club's donation to the project in Nicaragua. Ellen says it is wonderful news and every amount helps. They are very grateful.
Smile: blush
Someone may be on the golf course. Is that a joke?
  • We need speakers for August.
  • Brighton Rotary Stay at Home Rib Fest will be Saturday August 8th. We have about 100 orders to date. Must be pre-ordered, no walk ups. Deadline for orders is noon on August 4th. Next week we will briefly review procedures.
  • Next board meeting Tuesday August 18th at the home of R Emily.  6:30pm. Emily is at 27 Meade Street in Brighton.
  • RI Global Grant for Brazil water project G-2165 has been approved. Rogerio will set up bank account in Brazil.
  • Club is interested in participating in the Wellington Rotary bottle drive. R Emily will temporarily store at her home. Collect as you can. We are looking into placing trailer monthly at arena for drop off. Request to Municipality has been submitted requesting permission to station Rotary trailer at Arena monthly.
  • In process of organizing District Governor visit / presentation. Likely will be via Zoom and in partnership with Stirling and Quinte Sunrise. Most clubs are still meeting via Zoom.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • D7070 is bringing us 'Tuesday Talks' starting July 14th from 7pm to 8pm. Sign up on line
  • August 20th there will be an on-line New Member workshop specifically geared to new Rotarian's who joined since January 1, 2019. An invitation will go out by mid August. This Zoom session will review Rotary organization.
  • 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.
Song: You Are My Sunshine
Sharing Pot: R Chris is donating $20 to the club.
Happy Bucks: getting together with family, for the long weekend, beautiful day, thanks for the weather, 4 day weekend, pancakes special for Murray, always happy and nothing more to say, mom pulled through operation, she is a trooper, text from friend of 30 years ago and like old times, Friday breakfasts outside on patio, grand kids for the weekend, Janet's son Mike home and scotch will not go stale, happy holiday weekend, for Brighton by the Bay residents who support Rotary.
Rotary Minute: Shelter Box celebrating 20 years of service.
Our impact, testimonial:
Shelter Box provided Popeye with a Shelterkit and other essential items, like solar lights, to help him get back on his feet after his home was badly damaged following flooding and mudslides. "The water came in from both sides and we were surrounded. It filled the house. We watch as the water took everything I had away."
"I really like the lights, as I don't have regular electricity. I was able to build a shelter to live in. It took me six days to build, but I built it myself."
Celebration of Brighton Rotary 2020
Brighton Rotary Celebration
Past President Daniel presented the Ernie Everingham Award (Rotarian of the Year Award) to R Joyce.
Past President Daniel presented R Steve with Paul Harris Fellow pin + 5
President Joyce presented R Clay with a Paul Harris Fellow pin +2
President Joyce presented Past President Daniel with gavel commemorating his exemplary year as president - 2019 to 2020 (Daniel's previous Presidential Year was 2009 - 2010). Secretary just has to spell Danial right. Should have been a fine there.
R Liesje presented her idea of creating a Brighton Rotary You tube channel. Young people consume social media, getting news and content on line.
Liesje is proposing that she record snippets of Rotary meetings and events, to capture the fun and service we do. These would be edited and short little clips put on our own Rotary channel on line. She is thinking of using 3 cameras during our regular meetings. We would have to speak up, especially when we are on patio to overcome back ground noises.
She asked if we would be okay and comfortable with doing this. We are asked to think about it.
We may need a waiver for guests when they visit us.
This is a work in progress. Ideas and comments welcome.
Interclub BBQ
New idea for Club / District project. Brighton Rotary traditionally hosts an Interclub BBQ at Proctor Park every August. Rotary Clubs invited to come and fellowship, eat and drink and highlight is the karoke contest by Clubs for the 8 ball trophy. Plan is extend invitation to all clubs in the D7070 to prepare a short singing video from their club. Brighton Rotary will review and pick a winner for 2020. R Liesje has done something similar for a national business and suggested that we create rules / procedures for the videos etc and submissions. We could put them all together and put on line. Possible deadline the end of September for submissions.
Another work in progress. Give us your ideas!!
Service Above Self