Upcoming Events
President's BBQ
Jul 16, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Brighton Rotary Street Dance
Brighton Main Street
Jul 27, 2019
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Interclub BBQ
Proctor Park
Aug 19, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Spouse Birthdays
Shane Bray
July 29
Mark Walas
July 18
July 20
July 27
Join Date
Emily Steele
July 1, 2014
5 years
Patty Parmentier
July 1, 2005
14 years
Jul 19, 2019 7:00 AM
Cancelled in favour of President's BBQ July 16
Jul 26, 2019 7:00 AM
Club Business
Aug 02, 2019 7:00 AM
District Governors visit
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Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
Brighton Rotary News July 12 2019
Members: 13
Guests: Laeititia de Witt from St. Catharines South, R Jim Proskos from Cobourg Club, David Green and Ed Jouwstrau
Summer Smile:
R Mark in a recent telephone call with his son in Alberta told him he was to marry the women chosen for him Mark. His son said 'no way'. Mark said the women was Bill Gates' daughter. His son said 'okay'. So Mark called Bill Gates and asked if his son could marry his daughter and Bill Gates said 'no way'. Mark said his son was the Director of the World Bank. Bill Gates said 'okay'. Mark then called World Bank and asked if his son could be Director of the World Bank and they said 'no way'. Mark explained that his son was married to the daughter of Bill Gates and then the World bank said 'okay'.  - That is how politics works.
  • Thank you card from Taylor Vander Meulen, winner of the Rotary Service Above Self Award in Business at ENSS this year.
  • Request for support from Hannah MacAusland and Hana Haytaoglu, winners of Regional Science Fair and representing Canada in Abu Dhabi in February 2020.
  • D7070 Rotary Youth Leadership team requesting support to sponsor 100 high school students at cost of $70 each to attend 2 1/2 hour leadership event prior to Argos game Saturday September 28, 2019.
  • D7070 Interact Club Chair - For this year, there will be 2 Co-chairs of Interact. Laura Bradford from the Newmarket Club and Morris Tait from the Colborne Club.
Pres Daniel and R Chris presented David and Ed with a cheque for $5,000 for the Driving Simulator.
  • Next board meeting will be at R Daniel's home - Tuesday July 23 at 6:30pm
  • Annual Rotary dues are overdue, please remit to R Chris.
  • R Clay circulated duty roster for the Street Dance July 27th.
  • R Murray is organizing the Interclub BBQ. Don't be surprised to get tap on shoulder. Everything on track. Duty roster being circulated.
  • Brighton Rotary Golf tournament September 9th at Barcovan. POD's given sign up forms and businesses to approach for sponsors and teams.
  • President's BBQ July 16 at cost of $30 each. Caterer needs numbers soon so advise R Victoria or R Chris who is coming and please pay. Bring your lawn chairs.
  • R Ricardo gave update on exchange students. New inbound Daneilla will arrive August 20 and her host mom will pick her up at Airport. She will attend Rotary August 23 with returning exchange student Rochelle will be our speaker.
  • R Chris advised that Tangerine is dropping the Rotary Club so we will have to find new financial institute for funds. No explanation provided to R Chris regarding why.
  • Club Runner service fee is increasing by $2.55 per month effective October 1, 2019.
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:
Eloisa missing this morning and missed.
Song: You Are My Sunshine
Sharing: $30.00 won by R Patty who donated it to Foundation
Happy Bucks:  small town, great weather, step son and family from Africa and day with grandson including ice cream, move to Brighton, new dog to doggie daycare, eye surgery and sight improving, always happy, presentation, grandkids 10 day visit and 3 days without them and partner, driving simulator, 2nd turn around in 30 years, boat launched so summer is on.
Rotary Minute: R Clay shared need to promote education for girls and women and impact this will have on world economics including climate change.
Northumberland Driving Simulator
David Green from Brighton Community Policing and Ed Jouwstrau from OPP came to provide an update on the Driving Simulator.
They explained that after a review of several possible driving simulators, they selected one from Texas. It has been ordered and is expected in August.
Their evaluation included ease of transport, to set up and move around. Also, they did not want a driver training machine, but a simulator to teach the effects of distracted driving. They want to display it and teach teenagers and adults to risks of distracted driving. This one will show US road signs such as miles per hour rather than Kms per hour. Working with manufacturer, the software is being modified for rural environment with farming equipment on the roads. This extra $4,000 cost was picked up by a tractor manufacturer in the US.
They had a generous donation from Cameco in Port Hope, but also other partners.
This unit will be a Northumberland tool. They have partners including the School Board, Fire Department, Northumberland Safe Communities, MTO, an Insurance company and Rotary. It is not an OPP equipment, although OPP may borrow it.
In the end, with duties to pay the total cost is $43,000.
They hope to display it at Applefest and set up at the Fire Hall.
They plan to set up schedule and booking procedure. Likely will be adjustments made as they work things out. This unit has one large screen rather than 3, so it can be run from a laptop.
Service Above Self