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Dec 06, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary Night at Capitol Theatre
Dec 11, 2021
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November 14
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November 19
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November 22
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Dec 08, 2021 7:00 AM
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Dec 22, 2021 7:00 AM
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Brighton Rotary News Nov 24 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: 10
Guests: Terry Lynn guest of R Daniel, and the excellent baby Jack.
Smile: blush
After dinner one night the wife asks her husband if she passed would be marry again. The husband says no.
The wife insists, and asks again, if she passed away, would he let his new wife live in their home. He repeats he would not marry again, but if so, he would sell the house and not have the new wife live in her home.
She asks again, would he allow a new wife to sleep in their be. Again no, he would sell the bed and all furniture.
She insists and asks if she died would he allow her to use her golf clubs. He says no, that she is left handed.
  • 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 / appitizers.
  • 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.
  • Diners and Duffers 2022. We are looking for three more 1/4 page black and white advertisers. Cost is $125.
  • Salvation Army Kettle Campaign - We are good to be at No Frills Thursday and Friday's and now approved to be inside at Sobey's. So plan is No Frills Thursday and Friday and at Sobey's on Saturday. two hour shifts starting at 10am to 6pm, so 4 shifts a day for 3 days starting Thursday November 25th. Duty roster was circulated.
  • R Emily has contacted the local schools about Coats for Kids. She has heard from at least one school, waiting on response from others.
  • The Rotary Club of Northumberland Sunrise is holding a virtual Scotch Tasting event Friday January 14th, 2022. If you don't know how to taste scotch virtually you should sign up and order to find out (see attached flyer).
  • Brighton's Karaoke contest with invited impartial judges, Brighton was declared winner. The Oshawa club said, "the Brighton entry is definitely a spooky and competitive piece. However, the impassioned Don't Stop Believing entry of the Rotary Club of Oshawa and the voting by the "independent" council must surely be reviewed. Our members will enjoy seeing the Monster Mash video. Thanks for sharing! We truly had a blast! ps.  if there's a change to the judge's decision please let me know. I can send chocolate!  ;-)
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: The Old Gray Mare
Sharing Pot: $23 to R Steve who donated it to Polio Plus.
Happy Bucks: trip to Jamaica, to see Come from Away, to be here, that R Dan and Terri Lynn will be away, good to get away, No Change in the Weather, for no particular reason, ratting out those with no name badges, Jack took her name badge, for every day I wake up, 90th, held Jack, good meeting last night.
Rotary Minute:
The Rotary Club of Cobourg is Celebrating a Century of Service to the Northumberland Community:
The Rotary Club of Cobourg through the decades.
1920’s – RCC Chartered in 1921, large focus on community activities and fundraising for the “care of crippled children” and boys camps
1930’s – raised in excess of $193,000 (in 2021 $) despite the great depression
1940’s – many members away on active service, Rotary carnival – held in August – was the highlight for many in the community, support of the air Cadets began which continues today, $136,000 (2021 $) raised
1950’s – Focus mainly on new Local hospital, $193,000 (2021 $) Donated
1960’s – Club membership grown to 67 by 1962, Build a better Cobourg Campaign, pledge of $574,000 (!! In 2021 $) to purchase of new hospital equipment
1970’s – construction of community tennis courts, pledge to local YMCA, $700,000 (2021) pledged during the decade
1980’s – Restoration of Victoria Hall, Floral Clock at Victoria Park, and many more community projects
1990’s – Cobourg Waterfront Walk, Gordon King Library, Purchase of Dragon Boat, Donations upwards of $465,000 (2021)
2000’s – 5-year pledge to Northumberland Hills Hospital, Waterfront Park, $1.184M in donations
2010’s – Membership grown to 136, continued support of hospital, Ed’s House, sponsorship of Family from Syria
2021 – Orange Army, YMCA Peace Medal, and much more to come!

The Rotary Foundation 2021

November is Rotary Foundation Month.
We watch as short presentation by aid to the RI President Bryn Stiles from D7010.
Rotary Bryn talks about how we each follow our own journey to learn about the Rotary  Foundation. He encourages us all to keep learning.
He shared about the Foundation Programs that cover a wide range of humanitarian programs.
The Rotary Foundation was started in 1917, but first the first official program wasn't until 1947 and that was international scholarships. Programs have been created from ideas of Rotarians, several Rotarians and / or clubs. 
One of the most familiar Foundation program is the grants (Global Grants and District Grants).
District Grants allow Rotarians to spend dollars in their local communities.
Before Global Grants they were called matching grants. Early on these projects were small and not sustainable. So RI decided to go big.
Since 2017 Canadian Clubs have done over 475 global grants with value over $40M US dollars with  $15M Foundation dollars. D7070 carried out 27 of the 475 projects with total value over $2M US.
Peace Centres develop leaders. They were started in 2002. There are 5 two year Masters programs and 2 short term (one year) certificate programs. The graduates become catalysts for change. We now have 1400 graduates working in 150 countries in various roles. This year we had 850 candidates for about 150 spots. These are fully funding programs.
Polio eradication is another of the major Foundation programs. In 2021 there has only been one wild polio case in Pakistan and Afghanistan and none since. Since 1988 we have vaccinated almost 3 billion children. Rotary itself has donated over 2.2 billion dollars since the program began. Each year we immunize 450 million children every year.
During this COVID pandemic, Rotary opened our resources from knowledge of how to deal with Polio virus to fight the COVID virus in 50 countries.
All of these programs allow Rotarians to take action.
Service Above Self