Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ricardo Melendro
February 7
February 8
Victoria Weir
February 18
Join Date
February 14, 1997
23 years
Rudy Wagner
February 20, 2015
5 years
Russell Hampton
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Brighton Rotary News Feb 21 2020
Members: 6
Guests: Inbound Exchange Student Daniella from the Faro Islands and Gary Sharpe
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  • Next club directors meeting will be Tuesday March 24 at 6:30pm at home of President Daniel.
  • POD#1 to organize speakers for March!!
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • D7070 Foundation Grant Writing Workshop will be held at Whitby Public Library Saturday February 29 from 9am to 2pm. Lunch provided.
  • 2020 Rotary District Conference theme is 'Heroes and Champions' and will be held at Toronto Weston Prince Hotel October 23-25, 2019.
  • Northumberland Sunrise holding 'Men Who Cook vs. Women Who Sizzle' fundraiser at Port Hope Recreation Centre, 62 McCaul Street, Saturday March 28th at 6pm. Tickets $45 each. R Steve cooking.
Daniella's Report:  
Daniella shared report of her activities the past week.
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: Pick Up Your Troubles
Sharing: won by R Rudy who donated funds to Youth Bowling.
Happy Bucks: for speaker and bowling program, to see Eloisa, for exciting weekend, for R Jeff's singing
Rotary Minute:  February is Peacebuilding and conflict prevention month.
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
Presquile Lanes Bowling Alley
Gary Sharpe, owner of Presquile Lanes Bowling Alley explained the Youth Bowling Program.
Presquile Lanes is the oldest running bowling centre in Ontario. It opened in 1946. Gary and his partner purchased the bowling alley in June 2000.
Gary has personally won some championships.
Youth Bowling Canada is for kids ages 3 to 20. There are 30,000 to 40,000 members across Canada. Everyone participates, no one sits on the bench. They have a coaching program that is very involved and Gary is a qualified coach.
Brighton has 35 kids this year. The program is very affordable (registration and weekly fees). Contributions and donations such as provided by Rotary greatly appreciated. These funds mainly help with tournaments but also subsidize some kids. The program features special events and an annual banquet. Gary does fundraising to offset costs and to assist some families.
Gary thanked Rotary for ongoing support. His thanks includes a gift certificate for an evening or afternoon of two hours of bowling party for the Rotary family for up to 36 people.
Service Above Self