Upcoming Events
Big Give BBQ
Community Centre
Jun 01, 2019
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Rotary Regional Spelling Bee
Trenton High School
Jun 08, 2019
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Brighton Rotary's 30th Anniversary
Smoke House to King Edward Park
Jun 14, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
District Year End Celebration
Jul 07, 2019
President's BBQ
Jul 16, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jeff Wheeldon
June 10
Keith Joyce
June 27
Spouse Birthdays
Elinor Joyce
June 24
Peter Parmentier
June 25
Myrle Mathurin
David Henry
June 7
Jeff Wheeldon
Andrea Wheeldon
June 28
Steven Blakey
Allison Blakey
June 29
Join Date
June 14, 1989
30 years
Jun 14, 2019 7:00 AM
30th Anniversary Celebration and unveiling plaque at King Edward Park
Jun 21, 2019 7:00 AM
New Municipal CAO introduction
Jun 28, 2019 7:00 AM
Club business
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Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
Brighton News May 31 2019
Members: 14 plus our intrepid Honourary Rotarians Bob and Jeff
Guests: Laetitia de Witt from Rotary Club of St. Catharines South, Gail Ellis, ADG Shirley Ross from Rotary Club of Colborne and DG Beth Selby from Rotary Club of Cobourg
  • Invitation to Brian Todd Memorial Community Fund's annual Grant Presentation Event to be held at the Brighton Community Centre. Tuesday June 4th at 7pm. RSVP 613-475-0566 or Email: They will be supporting the Driving Simulator with the Rotary Club of Brighton.
Smile for Week:
Pres Patty shared story of her amazing spaghetti, so good that family members cry when someone eats the leftovers.
  • Board meeting at R Patty's home - Tuesday June 11th at 6:30pm
  • Brighton Rotary is 30 - June 14, 2019. We will go to King Edward Park to unveil plaque on bench to remember Al Ronneberger. Maja advise that Kirsten and Dieter are expected to join us for breakfast and possibly Dagmar's mother and partner.
  • POD#1 to organize speakers for July.
  • Rotary Spelling Bee to be held June 8th at Trenton High School. Junior's (grades 4, 5 and 6) starts at 10am, Intermediate (grades 7 & 8) starts at 1pm.
  • Blood Donor clinic coming up June 7 at CRC.
  • Diners and Duffers books - R Chris is looking for final sales and cash to be brought in.
  • R Daphne advised that Interact banner is being updated at Willow once issue with resolution is sorted out.
  • R Daphne advised that ENSS students raised $700 for trees in Uganda. Colborne Rotary is on board and hoping Brighton Rotary will support and match funds.
  • Big Give duties for June 1 revised and sorted out.
  • R Chris circulated duty roster for Canada Day BBQ.
  • R Murray starting to organize Interclub BBQ. Don't be surprised to get tap on shoulder.
  • R Bob reminded us of Brighton Library Open House Saturday June 8th at 10am.
  • R Clay is having issues with Rotary insurance for Street Dance due to policy renewal date of July 1. We have reached out to District for help.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Wellington Rotary Fundraiser Dinner - Saturday August 10, 2019 starting at 5:30pm at Highline Hall.
  • 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.'
Eloisa's Report:
R Ricardo advised that Eloisa scored 82% on her English proficiency exam.
She attended ENSS prom last week and got there via a manure spreader.
R Shirley advised that Eloisa attended Colborne Rotary with ENSS Interact last Monday.
Song: Hello Rotarians
Sharing: $21 won by R Laetitia who donated it to Foundation via St. Catharines South club.
Happy Bucks:  for presentation, nice to know where to go when time comes, concern about 'elder abuse', Raptors win game #1, no hockey talked about, DG visit August 2, coming to Brighton 20 years ago and stayed, District Conference to look forward to, R Mark shaved, safe travel to Hamburg, to be here, ADG and DGE visit, room full, fishing for the week off grid, youngest son passed with 84% electrical exams for red seal, the 'Murray' factor all in good fun, to attend 6 year old's ballet recital at THS, guests, next week to Halifax to attend Mile's graduation to the BAR.
Rotary Minute: R Ricardo shared some history of District 7070 from web site; First Ontario Rotary Club formed in Toronto in 1913. By 1920 clubs from Guelph to Belleville. In 1956 then district 247 with 60 clubs split to form D7010 with 28 clubs and D7070 formed with 32 clubs. In 1986, 17 clubs from west side of D7070 split off to form D7080. D7070 currently has 54 clubs, about 2,300 Rotarians. D7070 has hosted 4 Rotary Conventions, all in Toronto, the first in 1924 and latest in 2018.
Applefest Lodge
Honourary R Laetitia introduced Gail Ellis, new Executive Director of Applefest Lodge and former South African. Laetitia has known Gail for few years, volunteering with Community Care.
Gail and her family came to Brighton 20 years ago. Initial plan was to stay few months and move closer to Toronto, but they liked Brighton and stayed. People friendly, they feel at home.
She accepted role as the Executive Director at Applefest Lodge 5 weeks ago. She was involved with programs previously, also volunteer at Community Care.
One of her first contacts with Rotary 20 years ago was with Lori Thompson and the Brighton Day Care program. She thanks Rotary for the work and support we do.
She was 6 years with Community Care as the wellness coordinator. She got to know a lot of the seniors in Brighton and the local volunteers. She said Brighton is amazing for the volunteers. It is a great way to get to know community and make new friends.
Applefest Lodge has 24 staff, 60 rooms, some single and some doubles. Presently they have 65 residents, they can handle 75 so they have vacancies. She noted there are a couple new senior homes coming to Brighton and that is good. Residents have a variety of needs and interests. At Applefest they have several residents older than 100. Her goal at Applefest is to improve activities and entertainment, possibly look at partnerships with ENSS. Possibly computing classes and more outings.
They are always looking for volunteers, she will try and match voluteers to residents in terms of interests.
Working with seniors can be a hard business, especially as average age increases for residents. People stay in the homes longer, typically not coming to home until they are in 80's. At Applefest the residents have to be mobile. Staff help with medications and baths.
She is looking to support staff with training and wellness strategies.
At Applefest they recently had to pass various inspections and provide emergency procedures manuals.
She said the home is open to visitors. R Mark passed a brochure to R Murray.
They also have a couple rooms for short term (max two weeks) stay as respite rooms.
R Dan thanked Gail with a Hoselton Apple.
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