Upcoming Events
Rotary Paint Night
King Edward Community Centre
Dec 06, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Night at Capitol Theatre
Dec 11, 2021
8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
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Member Birthdays
Murray Workman
December 23
Spouse Birthdays
December 27
Jeff Pearsall
December 15
Join Date
Murray Workman
December 17, 2010
11 years
Dec 08, 2021 7:00 AM
Canadian Ski Patrol
Dec 22, 2021 7:00 AM
Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Alderville's Women's Shelter
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Brighton Rotary News Dec 1 2021
WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
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Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:
Members: 8
Guests: so sad no guests today.
Request for support from Youth Unlimited.
Request for support from Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre
Smile: blush
A passenger in a cab taps the driver's shoulder to ask a question. This causes the driver to jump and swerve - almost crashing the taxi. The driver turns back and says 'I'm sorry, but you scared the daylights out of me!', the passenger responds 'Oh, I'm so sorry! I had no idea you'd be so scared' to which the driver explains 'It's okay, it's just that it's my first day driving a taxi, I used to drive a hearse.'
  • Brighton Christmas Hamper Program gearing up. First organization meeting November 16th and tentative set up and pick up December 20 to 22. Next meeting December 14.
  • Miracle on Queen Street at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope. We decided to attend Saturday December 11 for the 8 pm Show and will have dinner before at the Trattoria Gusto restaurant before the show.
  • Next board meeting will be hosted by R Emily January 11.
  • Paint Night to be held at the Community Centre Monday December 6th with doors open at 6pm and starting at 6:30pm. Cost is $45 each including supplies. We are asking to bring desserts / appetizers.
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale. Liesje is chasing clubs in the District and will make formal presentations. Trenton has ordered 100 ornaments.
  • Salvation Army Kettle Campaign - most spots filled, only need about 3 the last weekend before Christmas.
  • R Emily has contacted the local schools about Coats for Kids. She has heard from at least one school, waiting on response from others.
  • R Chris advised that if anyone wants to make donation to Foundation this month get it to him.
  • Area clubs planning Camp Enterprise for May 5, 6 and 7, 2022 at Trent University.
  • 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.
  • The club is looking to bump up bursary to a Loyalist student in spring 2022 awards from the Clubs  endowment fund.
  • Rotary Zone is looking to Empower young women in a youth leadership program in collaboration with Toastmasters in the new year. The program will be on-line for 6 to 8 weeks for 1.5 to 2 hours once a week.
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.
  • 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: Jingle Bells
Sharing Pot: $11 to R Rudy who donated it to the Rotary Foundation.
Happy Bucks: for a lot of things, everything going well, to see the other side of Nepal, Christmas with the family this weekend, somebodies home renovations are done (not everyone's), always happy, waking up at 90, sister's birthday today, No Change in the Weather last weekend, James off to Gagetown for vehicle tech in January.
Rotary Minute:
Basic Education and Literacy - one of Rotary's Areas of Focus
More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.
World Accord
R Steve introduced David Barth, Executive Director of World Accord. Steve has supported World Accord for about 40 years when first learning of how they provided a hand up, rather than a hand out. They did this by providing a pair of goats to a family with the agreement that the family would have to pay back the goats be providing a pair of goats back to World Accord that could in turn be given to another family.
David advised that he is a Rotarian with the Kitchener West Rotary Club for about 7 years now.
David then presented to us World Accord.
World Accord in an NGO which mainly works to empower communities through local partnerships. They focus on Asia and Central America, in the rural communities which are mostly mountainous. They don't work in the urban centres.
He shared some pictures of work in Nepal where he says access in good weather is difficult and in bad weather next to impossible.
A lot of their funding comes from individuals, some from congregations and governments.
They partner with other organizations for social justice and work to empower local organizations for locally owned projects and initiatives, community based and designed and with inclusive governance.
They look for revenue generation and food security. They look to strengthen women and girls, to train leaders, and teach human rights. They are looking for innovation.
Some of their partners include experts from Universities and industry who have the knowledge to share whether it is in Human Rights or egg production.
On the ground they look to strengthen and reinforce their partners. They utilize a web based tool for data collection.
They are transparent with the funds. They provide a boot camp for staff.
"World Accord empowers me to question World Accord. I have learned to do the same with our community so I can empower them."
David shared couple stories of young women who are making a difference. A women in Nepal, in a Caste, patriarchal society where women typically have heads lowered to becoming a community leader. Then another of a young women in India with a sense of belonging and community won over her husband's family raising an oxen and earning extra funds and eventually her own ox.
Service Above Self