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Brighton Rotary News May 25 2022
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For the Love of Trees:
Members: 9
Guests: Terri Lynn and Lloyd Hutchison and brother Paul Hutichison as a late guest
We started our meeting with special 4 Way Test song on You Tube. Fun. However, some members appear stuck in the past and call it 'tradition'.
1. District is looking for volunteers to sit on the Youth Exchange Committee
2. Thank you letter and magnets from The Help Centre.
Smile: blush
Paddy came into the local pub and ordered 7 tequilas and a Guinness. Sammy at the bar commented on the number of drinks. First Sammy put the 7 tequilas on the bar and turned around to get the Guinness. When he came back with the Guinness, Paddy had drank the 7 shots of tequila already. Sammy commented that Paddy must be in a hurry, Paddy said he would be in a hurry too if he only had 50cents.
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Daniel's home on May 31 at 6:30pm. (62 Young Street)
  • Spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!! We have delayed auction so not starting until May 31 to June 19. R Liesje has distributed electronically draft letters requesting support, poster and donation receipt.
  • The Rotary Club of Campbellford is having their 'Spring Fling' at Rotary Hall Monday May 30. But you had to order by May 26.
  • BBQ at Spring Valley Public School Thurs. June 9. About 250 to 300 to be served starting at 5:30pm. R Emily will prepare duty roster.
  • 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, and President's BBQ shared by P Joyce and PE Emily at 135 Bayshore Road June 25th.
  • Next bottle drive May 28.
  • 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.
  • Courtice Rotary Club is hosting two upcoming events: Sunday May 29th from 12:30 to 3pm a charity Euchre tournament. $30 each. Held at the Bull Dog Pub & Grill. Prizes, lunch and fun.
  • Blooming Crate Flower Workshop - Sunday June 12 from noon to 3pm at the Bull Dog Pub & Grill. $80 each for lunch and workshop or $60 for the workshop only.
  • Next District Conference in October 2022 at Nottawasaga Inn Oct 14-16, 2022. Register early.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Rotary International Convention 2022 in Houston Texas June 4-8, 2022. Registration is now open. The Rotary fun doesn’t have to stop with our virtual convention! Join us next year at the 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston, Texas, from 4-8 June 2022. No matter who you are or where you’re from, you’re bound to find inspirational moments throughout the convention. 16 June is the last day to take advantage of the special registration rate of $425. So, register and pay today to get the best rate.
  • 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: Hello Rotarians
Sharing Pot: $22 won by R Chirs who donated it to the Foundation
Happy Bucks:  That Lloyd came and shared stories, great presentation, TIB (this is Brighton), for Lloyd, Bentwood Rocker in park June 1 at 6:30pm, always happy, speaker part of colourful tapestry of Brighton, our own PP Daniel also a colourful and accomplished character in Town, picking up new boat in Woodbridge Friday, had old boat since 1989 and donating it to BARU, $20 for something, to be here, family for weekend, gorgeous weather, maple tree still in park and growing.
Rotary Minute:
R Clay shared information about Rotary Scholarships:
Of the 1,300 or so Rotary Foundation global grants approved each year, about 200 are for scholarships. Global grant scholarships fund graduate-level studies in one of Rotary’s areas of focus. Rotary districts can also provide scholarships through district grants.

Types of Rotary Scholarships

Rotary Peace Fellowships are offered by The Rotary Foundation for college graduates and professionals to study peace and conflict resolution.

Global grant scholarships are for graduate students studying abroad in one of Rotary’s seven areas of focus.

District grant scholarships can be used to sponsor secondary school, undergraduate, or graduate students studying any subject, either in the scholar’s home country or abroad.


$62.9 million: Funding for global grant scholarships

1, 602: Global grant scholarships awarded

55: Countries and geographic areas that have hosted global grant scholars

68: Countries that global grant scholars are from
Brighton's Events Committee 2022
R Daniel introduced Lloyd Hutchison. Lloyd was born on a farm in northern Brighton Township, a middle child of 10 children. He first attended a one room school house and graduated from ENSS in 1976.
He had various jobs before becoming a custodian with the school board for 24 years.
In 1998 he joined the Brighton Volunteer Fire department and became the first paid Fire Chief in 2010 until 2018.
Lloyd plays golf and hockey and is involved in the community sitting on several committees including the Police Services Board and the Events Committee. He is also involved with the Stirling antique tractor group.
Lloyd first explained about Municipal committees. Each term of Council sets up various committees for their term. Lloyd applied for the events committee in 2018 and was elected as chair. They have a good committee and work hard. The committee is made up of residents, a couple Councillors and staff. They follow the same agenda structure and rules as Council. They have a terms of reference to follow and budgets to keep.
This year they are extending the Concerts in the Park for 3 months starting June 1 to the end of August. The Committee members are playing more of a host role providing introductions to the band etc.
The committee is responsible for the Citizen of the Year which will be announced at Canada Day as well as the sports hall of fame recipient.
Canada Day this year will include the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. There will be special purple and silver fireworks. There will be a booth with people with knowledge of the Queen. Also music in the evening uptown, face painting and balloon sculptor.
They are planning Movies in the Park in August when there is less interference from the sun.
They are also planning for a Santa Claus Parade.
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