Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Emily Jacklyn
September 21
Spouse Birthdays
September 11
Emily Jacklyn
Mark Jacklyn
September 21
Victoria Weir
Kyle Weir
September 23
Join Date
Liesje Wagner
September 6, 2019
1 year
Joyce Cassin
September 28, 2018
2 years
Russell Hampton
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Brighton Rotary News Sept 11 2020
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel.
Members: 8
Guests: Jan Hoselton, soon to be a Trenton Rotarian
Correspondence: none
Smile: blush
What did the father buffalo say to his son as he left for school? 'Bison'.
Oh how we miss Rotarian Craig.
President Joyce really misses R Craig as that is how she learns what trouble she got into the past week.
  • R Liesje is looking for pictures, particularly any related to Coats for Kids
  • Next board meeting Tuesday September 22 at the home of R Liesje,   6:30pm at 16 Anne Street in Brighton.
  • RI Global Grant for Brazil water project G-2165 has been approved.
  • Our next bottle drive scheduled for Saturday October 17 at King Edward Park. Details to come. We are looking to advertise.
  • In process of organizing District Governor visit / presentation. Likely will be via Zoom.
  • We may be fine at Smoke House for this fall season.
  • R Liesje is organizing the purchase of some new Rotary clothing. Let her know if you are interested.
  • Rachelle Breton, former outbound exchange student who went to Taiwan in 2018/19, contacted club. She has another year at ENSS and she wants to give back to Rotary. She is interested in photography, social media and is interested in communications. R Liesje is in touch with Rachelle to see if she can help with our social media etc.
  • We are now selling raffle tickets to an exclusive Garden Party with Bentwood Rocker - The Spirit of Applefest. To be held on Saturday September 26th in Brighton. Tickets now available, one for #10 or 3 for $20. There will be 25 lucky winners who will be chosen Tuesday September 22 at our next board meeting. Each winner will be allowed to bring one guest to location to be disclosed. It will start at 7pm until 10pm. Guests will bring their own chair, refreshments and food.
  • We are holding Interclub Karaoke singing contest virtually. All clubs in District will be invited to submit video by Sept 30. R Liesje prepared guidelines and poster for clubs. Brighton Rotary will judge.
  • R Emily is looking to initiate Coat for Kids at schools soon.
  • Looking for those interested in working with Jan Hoselton to develop special ornament for Rotary fundraiser.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 2020 Rotary District Conference theme is 'Heroes and Champions' and will be held now April 9 to 11, 2021, at Pan Pacific Toronto (formerly Weston Prince Hotel).
  • Rotary District 7070 is going to the Dominican Republic March Break 2021. A service opportunity - sweat equity.
Song: Caissons Go Rolling Along
Sharing Pot: $17 R Liesje is sharing it with the club.
Happy Bucks: to be hear, mom no radiation only small pill, to making money, golf tournament, presentation, Janet doing better following incident, family home and working from table, friends lost in woods were found, working with Jan, friendships, Hoselton story and good friends, women's purses to loose things in, gift from Jan.
Rotary Minute:
WASRAG - Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group
Helping Clubs everywhere build a better future for their communities.
Rotary projects improve quality of life such as:
  • implementing rain water harvesting
  • building toilets and sanitation systems
  • digging wells and drilling boreholes
  • building dams and gully plugs, recharging the aquifer
  • building local capacity, changing behaviour
  • working with NCOs, CBOs to create self sufficiency
  • setting up factories to build slow sand filters
  • creating opportunities for entrepreneurs in the WASH supply chain.
Hoselton Studio Story
Pres Joyce introduced Jan Hoselton from Hoselton Studio.
Jan provided a brief history of Hoselton Studio. A 50 year old company started as a retirement hobby by her father Gord and uncle in the late 1960's. They create sculptures from recycled aluminum.
Last year Jan sold the property in Colborne, but not the company. There were a number of incidents that occurred including a fire that led Jan to believe it was time to make a change. To Jan, it was primarily about he product and the people.
It took a couple years to sell the property, but when it happened, it went fast. She only had 12 weeks to clean things out. A priority was the staff, her people, so she spent a lot of time and effort to help them secure new positions. She herself and the company's future were uncertain, but she wanted some time away, a vacation.
In her inquiries to find buyers for the equipment and new employment for the staff, she talked to Research Castings out of Trenton. They are world renowned for dinosaur exhibits. They had poured bronze before. It turned out they were interested in the equipment, staff and in the Hoselton Company. They are allowing Jan to to sales and marketing, her dream job.
Jan was able to take some time off late last year, then in January they began setting up the equipment. The pandemic shut them down for 10 weeks, but they are finally set up and approved by Ministry inspectors.
Rotary has been a part of Jan's life. Her dad was President of the Colborne Club when the Brighton club was started. Jan has pondered how service clubs can raise funds, and based on her knowledge and experience, seasonal programs, Brighton's past success with Tilley hats, she thinks we can find success with a seasonal ornament, Canadian made and high quality.
She provided some ideas / examples of Hoselton and Rotary successes. From Hoselton, they created a 'tree' series several years ago. She suggested we could leverage local businesses to help sell.
She suggested we form a sub-committee to work with her to develop an ornament and marketing strategy. Something customized for Brighton Rotary / the community. Something with a story, has meaning.
Rotarian Clay thanked Jan for her presentation and initiative.
Service Above Self