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Applefest BBQ on Main Street
Brighton Main Street
Sep 28, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Emily Steele
September 21
Spouse Birthdays
September 11
Andrea Wheeldon
September 18
Victoria Weir
Kyle Weir
September 23
Join Date
Joyce Cassin
September 28, 2018
1 year
Sep 27, 2019 7:00 AM
Club Business
Oct 04, 2019 7:00 AM
Quinte Access
Oct 11, 2019 7:00 AM
Shelter Box
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Brighton Rotary News Sept 27 2019
Members: 9
Guests: Laetitia de Witt from Rotary Club of St. Catharines South and ADG Shirley Ross from the Colborne Rotary Club
1. Request for support from New Life Women's Home with invite to their Annual Gala Saturday October 19th, 2019 at 6pm. $45/person. At Belleville Ramada. For tickets call 613-394-3341 or
2. Request for support from Transition House in Cobourg. an emergency Homeless Shelter. They are raising $150,000 annual for operational costs.
3. Daniella's bucket list distributed last week. See below.
Smile: R Craig while visiting relatives in Newfoundland in August went to his cousin's farm but didn't find him in his home. Instead he found him in his barn, music playing and his cousin naked and dancing in front of his John Deere tractor. When asked, his cousin said it was recommended by his doctor because he and his wife were not active. His doctor told him to get sexy to attract her.
Pres Daniel explained that this was in keeping with Brighton Rotary tradition, that past Rotarian Bob Briden used to tell 'growners' at the club meetings.
  • Rotarians reminded of shifts for Applefest tomorrow. He and Fran with neighbours cut up and partially cooked 70 lbs of onions yesterday.
  • Duty Roster circulated for No Frills raffle. R Chris reported that after two weekends we have sold 498 tickets, grossed $1,830 for net of $1,153. Two weekends to go.
  • Invitation from New Life Women's Home holding annual Gala Saturday October 19, 2019 at Ramada Belleville Harbourview starting at 6pm. Tickets $45 each. Guest speaker Lorna Dueck, CEO Huntley Street and YES Television, Cheryl Newbhard is Emcee and Paul Lafrance is guest musician. Call 613-394-3341 for tickets.
  • Interclub Singing Trophy was presented to Campbellford Rotary on Monday September 23. Campbellford is half of the winning team. Stirling Rotary is second half who will get trophy in a few months.
  • We received $200 cheque towards the Brazilian water filter project. This is from the Rotaract Club of Toronto.
  • Hoselton Studios are closing. There will be auctions Oct 7 and 17. Rotary invited to BBQ for patrons however no interest from club. There will be a 50% off sale on October 12th.
  • Quinte Sailability. Dennis Fletcher has retired. Rachael Lamb has replace Dennis. We will recieve request for support this winter for next season.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • District Conference next year - Rotary Muskoka Style at JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa - October 25 - 27, 2019. Registration fee $349. Rooms at special rate of $135 / night while they last. Special Guests and programing: Amanda Lindhout, Canadian Humanitarian and Journalist, in 2008 along with some of her entourage were kidnapped by Islamic Insurgents in Southern Somalia. She will tell of her experiences and release. Also a panel of three top military leaders from Canada, United States and Denmark lead a panel discussion about the Military's role in Peace Building and Conflict Resolution. Also Erin Davis, a best selling author and former Toronto media personality will talk about her book; 'Morning has Broken; Love, Loss and Reclaiming Joy.'
  • Rotary membership seminar / workshop in Cobourg October 5th. Everyone should have received invitation. If interested and need help, contact R Steve.
Daniella's Report:
PA day so she was allowed to sleep in.
Daniella's Bucket List:
Play hockey
Niagara Falls
CN tower
Algonquien Park
See a moose
See a beaver
See a possum
See a bear
Play in the snow
Volunteer (animal shelter?)
See leaves change color
Ottawa (skate on the Rideau canal)
Go skiing
Swim in Lake Ontario
Cliff jump (?😬)
See the northern lights
Go to New York City?
See a baseball game
See a rugby game
See an american football game
See a ice hockey game
Try beaver tail (not from a real beaver)
Song: Frere Jacques as a round.
Sharing: $25 won by R Daniel who donated it back to club.
Happy Bucks: Soccer season over and new one begins, team finished 2nd out of 8 teams, joy of owning pets - but issues if they are not fed in morning, Colborne Rotary auction early numbers very successful, last day to register for District Conference, happy to be here, to visit grandchildren in BC, success of Applefest, Diners and Duffers a go for another year, happy when this weekend over, son and daughter with grandkids this weekend, kitchen installed this weekend (hopefully), to be part of Rotary, wear appropriate foot wear tomorrow.
Rotary Minute: Ideas for Membership
1. It sounds simple, but just 'ask someone'.
2. Repeatedly invite prospective members, unless you get defininative No.
3. Ensure prospective members feel important. Everyone should speak to them.
4. Make your meetings Fun.
5. Have a clear membership goal, develop strategic plan and establish budget.
6. Hold club assembly on membership to ensure everyone on board with plan.
7. Have a membership minute at every club meeting.
8. Have incentives for recruitment - make it fun and exciting for your members.
9. Reward Rotarians who bring in a new members - recognize a job well done.
Brighton Rotary Business Meeting Sept 27 2019
Brighton Rotary's September Business Meeting
Treasurer Chris provided a summary of the Club's finances after 2 months of the new Rotary Year. See his report in detail forwarded to Rotarians.
International Service:
R Clay advised that the club has purchased a Shelter Box at cost of $1,200. These are emergency aid shelter kits for devastated areas. More information will be presented at club meeting October 11th.
Youth Exchange:
R Ricardo advised that Ethan Taylor in Sweden is doing well, taking Swedish and English, mandatory classes, as well as law and science.
Daniella is doing well. Ricardo will bring a pick up sheet soon.
Daniella will move to second host family the McDougal's early December.
For 2020/2021 outbounds from ENSS, Ricardo already has couple good candidates and possibly others. Deadline for applications is October 16. After that date we will organize selection committee.
R Joyce updated us on Eloisa in Ottawa. She worries about classes but is doing very well. She applied for a job and got it. She started yesterday at Zara's a clothing store.
ADG Shirley advised that a recent President's meeting she raised issue of getting Rotary insurance for events in July. Delays apparently due to new DG slow to get budgets submitted. District is looking to update insurance coverage for improvements for youth at Rotary events.
R Steve shared idea for new fundraiser - Big Social. People or businesses host meal for family / friends or others. Guests bring donation in lieu of paying for meal. Proceeds to Rotary or designated charity.
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