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Brighton Rotary News Jan 26 2022
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Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:
Members: 7
Guests: Steve Sleightholm and Andrew Kelm
The following person has been nominated for membership in the Rotary Club of Brighton:  
Steve Sleightholm with the classification of Retired TTC Operator
Should any member have knowledge why membership should not be offered to this person, they have the right and obligation to inform the Secretary in writing within 10 days of this notice.
1. Thank you notes from the Brighton Christmas Hamper Committee for Rotary's help financially and with people.
Smile: blush
As your year proceeds, some assembly will be required!
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Emily's home on February 15th. at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers books getting close to printing for this spring.
  • R Liesje advised that ENSS teacher and Environmental Club mentors suggested student Jessica has been submitted to the Municipality to join the sustainability committee that R Liesje is a member of.
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale. R Liesje advised that the District Environmental Committee Chair has reached out to her about this program.
  • R Emily has contacted the local schools about Coats for Kids. There has been a request for additional clothing and she will follow up now that kids are going back and winter has arrived.
  • We will focus on and start planning for a spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!!
  • Rotary Leadership Institute - RLI Part 1 starting Wednesday February 9th from 6 to 8pm via zoom and each Wednesday evening for 3 weeks to February 23. Ask Secretary for information or go to the District site to register.
  • Following Ann Falla's presentation last week concerning the ENSS Environmental Club and their Chique Boutique, R Chris reached out for donations. To date he has filled Ann's car twice with donations.
  • Rotary Club of Cobourg is having a WinterRibFest Sunday January 30th to support Ed's Hospice in Cobourg.
  • There will be a celebration of the Rotary Foundation on February 23 at 8pm on line. Go to
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • D7070 Conference to be May 13-15, 2022 at the Courtyard by Mariott in Oshawa Ontario. Registration is $249 before September 1 and limited rooms for $129 per night. 'Be a Driver for Change.'
  • Rotary International Convention 2022 in Houston Texas June 4-8, 2022. Registration is now open.
  • Incoming RI President Jennifer Jones plans to start her year off with a two week cross Canada tour to showcase Canada to the World. She plans to be in the GTA July 5th and getting her hands dirty with People of Action projects and activities.
  • 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: No singing. We learned not to try.
Sharing Pot:
Happy Bucks: a good winter season, on show shoes, hope winter continues, may as well be winter, almost through January, Fran was part of ski patrol, was on skis once, presentation and volunteers, only had 5 cars to clear snow off of, going to New York City, starting new book, what would the world do without volunteers, mother drama, Jack super happy, son James got off okay and now in isolation two weeks.
Rotary Minute:
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Frontenac Ski Patrol 2022
R Chris introduced Andrew:
Andrew Kelm joined the Canadian Ski Patrol in 2016.  I joined because I wanted to improve my First Aid skills and wished to combine that with my passion for skiing.  Among the roles I have had include Patrol Leader for Nordic Patrol at Little Cataraqui Conservation Area in Kingston in 2017 & 18.  I am presently the  Assistant Patrol Leader at Batawa Ski Hill and Non Skiing Events in Kingston and Fundraising Coordinator.  When I am not with the Ski Patrol you will find me running my seasonal tourism business in Kingston, Ontario, Ahoy Rentals.  I started this business 25 years ago.  My business rents Canoes, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle boards, Sailboats and Bicycles.
Andrew provided a brief history of the Ski Patrol. A National organization originally formed in 1941. They are not for profit, highly trained volunteers. They have about 4000 volunteers across the country organized into 9 divisions. Each Division into 59 Zones. Andrew and our area are part of the Frontenac Zone. They promote safe skiing and assist with injured skiers.
Typically their finances come from:
Special Events 43%
Membership Fees 38% - they do not ski for free
Donations 5%
Hill fees 4%
However, during the pandemic when most special events were cancelled, 95% of their revenue was from hill fees.
They don't have a lot of overhead. They train at Batawa.
They raise funds for equipment they need such as radios, rescue equipment and first aid supplies. Recently they raised $5,700 for adult and child manaquins for training, and two new tobagggns at $7,000.
They are still raising funds for radios.
They do lots of hands on training. They have to re-qualify each year with National exams. They Practice, practice and practice. Also have 1st Aid Competitions.
They have been busy on the hills as outdoor activities have been booming. Long line ups at Batawa.
Service Above Self