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Brighton Rotary News April 27 2022
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Members: 11
Guests: Terri Lynn and Karen White
Smile: blush
Once there was a young boy who lived in the country. The family had to use an outhouse, the little boy hated it because if was hot in the summer and cold in the winter and stunk all the time.
The outhouse was sitting on the bank of the river and the boy determined that one day he would push that outhouse in the water.
One day after a spring rain, the river was swollen so the little boy decided today was the day to push the outhouse in. He got a large pole and started pushing. Finally the outhouse toppled in and floated away.
That night his dad told him they were going to the woodshed after supper. Knowing that meant a spanking, the boy asked why.
The dad replied, 'Someone pushed the outhouse into the river today. It was you, wasn't it son?"
The boy answered 'Yes.' Then he thought a moment and said, 'Dad, I read that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree and didn't get into trouble because he told the truth.'
The dad replied, 'Son, George Washington's father wasn't in the cherry tree.'
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Daniel's home on May 31 at 6:30pm. (62 Young Street)
  • Diners and Duffers books selling well, with 167 paid for and only a handful available.
  • Spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!! R Liesje has distributed electronically draft letters requesting support, poster and donation receipt. R Liesje advised that we will postpone this for about a month giving time for Rotarians to solicit and gather items.
  • R Liesje is organizing with ENSS Environmental Club a tree planting event tentative date May 17 at 11am.
  • We are planning Street Dance July 30, Interclub BBQ August 15 and asking support of other clubs, and President's BBQ shared by P Joyce and PE Emily at 135 Bayshore Road June 25th.
  • Trenton Rotary is celebrating 100 Years of Service at Heros Landing Saturday May 7th. Cost is $100. If you want to register and need assistance ask.
  • We are cancelling our May 18th meeting as the Brighton Gate will not be available. We are encouraging all Rotarians to participate and attend the tree planting in King Edward Park May 17 at 11am. We will go to lunch after at the Smoke House.
  • Next bottle drive May 28.
  • We didn't get the 2.5 km complete for the roadside cleanup last week so we are going out again, Sunday May 1 at 10am. County Road 64 at the wetland parking lot.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • D7070 Conference to be May 13-15, 2022 at the Courtyard by Mariott in Oshawa Ontario. Registration is $249 before September 1 and limited rooms for $129 per night. 'Be a Driver for Change.' This promises to be a super Conference and it will be awesome to be able to get together for some great Rotary fellowship.   Attached you will find the brochure for the Conference for your reading pleasure.   Register for the Conference by copying the link into your browser. Any questions, please get in touch!  
  • Rotary International Convention 2022 in Houston Texas June 4-8, 2022. Registration is now open. The Rotary fun doesn’t have to stop with our virtual convention! Join us next year at the 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston, Texas, from 4-8 June 2022. No matter who you are or where you’re from, you’re bound to find inspirational moments throughout the convention. 16 June is the last day to take advantage of the special registration rate of $425. So, register and pay today to get the best rate.
  • Jennifer Jones- Imagine Canada Tour- As I've communicated in the past weeks, we have soon to be RI President, Jennifer Jones coming to the Toronto area on Tuesday, July 5th, 2022.  The Multi District Planning team have decided to coordinate a 3 part day: Starting with a Watershed clean up in the morning, Kids against Hunger food packing in the afternoon with a Fab TRF Fundraising dinner in the evening.  So to make this happen we need committee members and chairs for each of the events.  We also need committee members to manage the day: Transportation,  Marketing & Promotion, Budget, Finance & Legal, Technology, Outreach Broadcasting and Sponsorships.  If you would like to work on or co-chair these committees please contact Michele Guy, or DG Ron Dick,  We need your responses by Tuesday, Feb 1st (yes I know that's tomorrow) for the multi district Committee to draft the committees.  This event will showcased in the April edition of the Canada Rotary magazine.  Let's do District 7070 proud!
  • Rotary District 7070 is excited to announce the 2022 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium, May 26-29, 2022 taking place at the beautiful Ganaraska Forest Centre, an environmentally sensitive, overnight outdoor education facility located in the heart of the majestic Ganaraska Forest just north of Port Hope! The 3 night experience is geared toward youth between the ages of 17-23 and will offer an inspiring program: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Indigenous Culture, Hands-on Activities, Group Dynamics, Toastmasters/Public Speaking, Outdoor Survival and GPS Geocache adventures along with camp fires, friendship and tonnes of fun and learning!!!  All this for only $299 per participant which covers all programs, accommodation, and meals.  Rotary Clubs are encouraged to find and sponsor eligible participants within their community, as well as members of the Rotaract and Interact Clubs that they host.  There are only 30 spots available so act fast!  For inquiries and to receive a registration form, please contact PDG Mark Chipman at 
  • 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: Row, Row, Row your Boat
Sharing Pot: $27 won by R Steve S who donated it to Cancer Society 'PS I Love You' team.
Happy Bucks:  On stage at Massey Hall, great work of cancer society, to give to the cancer society, to see Karen again, Leaf game with Boston sweaters on, party time on Saturday, support for cancer society, to be back, work of cancer society, always happy, sister in law to come through surgery, for angels among us, PS I Love You, for Leafs, fun time in Halifax, for the daffodil lady, Karen for coming, good weather, summer is coming.
Rotary Minute: The 4-Way Test
R Rudy shared:
One of the most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics in the world is the Rotary '4-Way Test'. It was created by Rotarian Herbert J Taylor in 1932 when he was asked to take charge of the Chicago based Club Aluminum Company, which was facing bankruptcy. Taylor looked for a way to save the struggling company mired in depression caused financial difficulties. He drew up a 24 word code of ethics for all employees to follow in their business and professional lives. The 4-way test became the guide for sales, production, advertising and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company was credited to this simple philosophy.
Herb Taylor became president of Rotary International during 1954-55. The 4-Way Test was adopted by Rotary in 1943 and has been translated into more than 100 languages and published thousands of ways. The message should be known and followed by all Rotarians. "Of the things we think, say or do: 1. Is it the Truth? 2. Is it Fair to all concerned? 3. Will it bring Goodwill and Better Friendships? 4. Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?".
2022 Relay for Life
R Emily introduced Karen:
Karen has been a volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society since 2003. Her husband died from cancer in 2002 and ahw started by selling daffodils. Karen  joined the Belleville Relay For Life organizing committee in 2004 holding several roles as well as chairing the event for 5 years. She also chaired the Brighton Relay For Life for probably 5 years. She held the position of Volunteer President for the Hastings Prince Edward and Brighton Community office for 10 years. She has also lost a brother to  cancer and have a sister and sister-in.-law both living with cancer. Her team is "P S I Love You" and is registered for the newly formed Bay of Quinte Relay For Life.
Karen thanks Brighton Rotary for our continued support for Relay for Life, in particular the Luminairy sponsor for many years.
This year they are going back live, all across the country on the same date, Saturday June 11 from 2pm to 11pm at Loyalist College.
The Belleville Cancer office was closed so no local staff. Even supplies stored in Toronto and has to be brought back for the event.
Karen's role this year is Corporate Engagement.
The Rotary Club of Stirling has committed to be a Luminary sponsor with Brighton and Trenton has also been asked.
The former Brighton, Quinte West, Belleville and Prince Edward County committees have amalgamated to form the Bay of Quinte Relay for Life.
Karen has her team registered, 'PS I Love You' with already over $5,000 raised.
Cancer impacts us all. The daffodil is a symbol of Hope.
Karen shared some statistics about what the Cancer Society has done with the funds raised, the services, programs and support provided to people as well as research.
COVID forced them to create Webinars for people to learn about cancer.
There Wheels of Hope transportation program has 58 volunteer drivers but not enough. They recently got a boost with the donation of Van from the Parrott Foundation that will be a big help.
Lodges are provided to allow people to stay closer to the treatment centres.
They are working hard across Canada.
Karen thanked Rotary for our $500 donation as a Luminary sponsor again.
R Jeff thanked Karen and R Daniel provided a look back at some of the early Relay for Life events.
Service Above Self