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Brighton Rotary News June 8 2022
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For the Love of Trees:
Members: 10
Guests: Bev and Ted Cook
1. Newsletter from Shelter Box Canada about relief efforts with refugees from Ukraine.
Smile: blush
A young man with his pants hanging half off his ass, two gold front teeth, and a half inch thick gold chain around his neck; walked into the local welfare office to pick up his cheque.
He marched up to the counter and said, 'Hi. You know. I just HATE drawing welfare. I'd really rather have job. I don't like taking advantage of the system, getting something for nothing.
The social worker behind the counter said, 'Your timing is excellent. We just got a job opening from a very wealthy old man who wants a chauffeur and bodyguard for his beautiful daughter. You'll have to  drive around in his Mercedes-Benz, and he will supply all of your cloths. Because of the long hours, meals will be provided. You'll also be expected to escort the daughter on her overseas holiday trips. This is rather awkward to say but you will also have, as part of your job, the assignment to satisfy her sexual urges as the daugher is in her mid '20's and has rather a strong sex drive.'
The guy, just pain wide-eyed, said, 'You're bullshitting me!'
The social worker said, 'Yeah, well. You started it.'
Paddy and Murphy were very drunk after leaving the local tavern when Murphy spotted something on the ground. He picked up the broken mirror and looked at it. He told Paddy he recognized the person. Paddy took the mirror and looking at it, told Murphy, you idiot, that's me.

  • Next board meeting will be held at R Clay on July 19th
  • Spring 'on-line' auction  been launched. R Chris provided the following numbers: 173 items (94 from Brighton and 79 from Campbellford Club) with total value just over $20,000. Bids to-date value for Brighton of just under $3,000 and $200 donation. Still 47 items with no bids.
  • July 1 Canada Day BBQ
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24.
  • We are planning Street Dance July 30, Interclub BBQ August 15 and asking support of other clubs
  • President's BBQ shared by P Joyce and PE Emily at 135 Bayshore Road June 25th from 5 to 7pm.
  • Annual Rotary dues required by June 30.
  • Any one wishing to make a donation to the Foundation or Polio Plus before the Rotary year ends see R Chris as he will submit mid June.
  • R Clay advised that to help Elizabeth as a refugee to Canada, that the club can be her sponsor, that we will need to set aside $30,000 for her and her children. Clay is getting some help from Northumberland Settlement Services and an immigration specialist.
  • Next District Conference in October 2022 at Nottawasaga Inn Oct 14-16, 2022. Register early.
  • District 7070 Changeover meeting will be held June 25 from noon to 2pm at the Jubilee Pavillion, 55 Lakeview Park Oshawa. Cost is $30 per person. You must register to attend.
  • Service opportunity to pack meals for Kids Against Hunger July 5 at Loyalist College as part of incoming RI president Jennifer Jones Canada tour.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • 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!
  • 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: I've Been Working on the Railroad
Sharing Pot: $21 won by R Daniel who donated it to the Friends of Presquile
Happy Bucks:  always happy, enjoyed presentation, wonderful speaker, learned a lot, not raining, great presentation, fantastic, a jewel on Lake Ontario, a beautiful part of the province, joining the after market parts club, ballroom dancing in the fall starting up, visit from favourite aunt from Newfoundland, new boat delivered, memories of Presquile.
Rotary Minute: The sponsor of a new member
The bylaws of Rotary clearly outline the procedure for a prospective member to be proposed for Rotary Club membership. The 'proposer' is the key person in the growth and advancement of Rotary. Without a sponsor, an individual will never have the opportunity to become a Rotarian.
The task of the proposer should not end merely by submitting a name to the club secretary or membership committee. Rotary has not established formal responsibilities for proposers or sponsors, however, by custom and tradition these procedures are recommended to many clubs. The sponsor should,
  1. Invite a prospective member to several meetings prior to proposing the individual for membership.
  2. Accompany the prospective new member to one or more orientation / informational meetings.
  3. Introduce the new member to other club members each week for the first month.
  4. Invite the new member to accompany the sponsor to neighboring clubs for the first make-up meeting to learn the process and observe the spirit of fellowship.
  5. Ask the new member and partner to accompany the sponsor to the club's social activities, dinner or other special occasions.
Friends of Presquile 2022
President Joyce introduced Bev Cook:
Beverlie Cook enjoyed many camping trips to Presqu'ile park over the years. In fact, that's what brought her and husband Ted to Brighton. She firmly believes in giving back to the community she calls home, so after volunteering to prepare the Policies and Procedures for the Friends of Presqu'ile Park, she was extremely impressed with the work they do.
Thirty years experience in Association Management, working with both charitable and business associations, serves Bev well as a volunteer with the Friends of Presqu'ile Park. She also teaches Association Management to members or the Canadian Society of Association Executives who are seeking certification. Bev has written articles and educational materials on the subject.
For several years she's been consulting to various associations, primarily in the areas of strategic planning, project management, financial management, market research, and promotion. She offers her professional services to assist the Friends of Presqu'ile as they move forward with the many exciting initiatives they have planned.
It has been Bev's great pleasure to serve as the Chair of the Board  for three years. Her past roles have included Corporate Secretary and Finance Director. She's also been a keen volunteer at Christmas at Presqu'ile. Today, Bev in her spare time enjoys pole walking, reading and traveling with Ted. They are the proud parents of two sons and enjoy spoiling their five grandchildren.
Ted joined us as tech support for Bev.
Presqu'ile Provincial Park is 100 years old this year. The Parks purpose is to preserve the natural beauty. It is a Big Park and top for annual visitors with 240,000 pre-covid and during Covid this number was exceeded.
The Parks annual revenue is about $2.4 million annually and is expected to self supporting. The Province sometimes provides extra support for capital upgrades. The Park is a major tourist attraction for the area.
There are 27 parks in the Province with 'Friends' organizations. The Friends of Presqu'ile was formed about 30 years ago, to help and support the park that otherwise lacks the resources to do. The Friends have to comply with Park Policies and rules.
The Friends are about 200 volunteers of all ages and walks of life and provide about 10,000 hours of work per year. The role of the Friends is promote the natural aspects of the Park and help educate both school children and the general public through outreach, school visits, natural centre staffing. About 2,000 kids participate annually. Activities were shut down during COVID and they are looking to start back up slowly this year.
During COVID they developed virtual tours and presentations, teaching materials and activities.
They look for strategic partnerships
The Nature Centre is a hub for learning through their Discovery Program. They have over 10,000 visitors during the summer.
There are natural heritage interpreters throughout the park to inspect and help visitors.
They have a bursary program for students for trades and post secondary programs. The public nominate the students who work in the park each year.
Environmental Initiatives include helping to remove invasive species from the park and plant native species. The park has a nursery to develop and grow native species from the park. In general, old or diseased trees are left to come down and decay naturally as long as they do not provide a danger. Labour day weekend they help band butterfly's. They also have a bird seed program.
They undertake projects to protect endangered species including the Common Tern and turtles. Turtle fencing and tunnels have done a lot to reduce the mortality of these creatures.
They do repairs and bridge extensions to the trails and replace picnic tables. They now have an accessible walkway to Beach 1.
The Friends have several fundraising events to support what they do in the Park including:
Grants and donations,
Memory tree program,
Lighthouse gift shop,
Christmas in Presqu'ile
They are always looking for volunteers.
They typically have an annual budget of about $200,000.
Rotarian Daniel thanked Bev for her presentation.
Service Above Self