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January 11, 1992
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January 12, 2012
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Jan 10, 2020 7:00 AM
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Brighton Rotary News Jan 3 2020
Members: 9
Guests: Inbound Exchange Student Daniella from the Faro Islands, Andrew Kelm from Canadian Ski Patrol

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  • Diners and Duffers books for 2020 allow each participating Rotary Club to advertise 2 events. We will advertise our golf tournament in June and Street Dance with date to be determined.
  • R Murray and POD #1 has speakers for January lined up. He is looking for contact info for speakers for Jan 10 and 17. R Emily and R Joyce have those contacts.
  • R Chris heading south next week and will be back early April. He will stay in touch and do his best to provide financial statements each month. R Murray has cheque book and will look after weekly meetings cash until R Chris's return.
  • R Daniel, R Craig and R Murray will coordinate No Frills raffle before Easter.
  • Next club directors meeting will be Tuesday January 21 at 6:30pm at home of Allison and Steve (101 Raglan Street).
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • D7070 looking for participants to prepare / update Strategic Plan. You can register for one of three dates but you need to register ASAP as space limited to first 25. Ask me for contact info. District 7070 has drafted a strategic plan - using the ideas of many in the district to do so. However, it needs your perspective and ideas before it is finalized. We want to know if the plan is relevant and if the goals are meaningful. We want to hear your ideas of how some of these goals could be achieved. This is a plan that will guide our District for the next three years. Could you spare an hour to help us?    The ask is for you to join a webinar (from a computer or other device such as an ipad). You will not need to have a camera or a microphone as this sounding board will be conducted like a confidential focus group.    You will be asked to input to survey questions and see just in time collated answers from all the participants. You will be asked to type responses into the chat function. You will not be asked to speak nor will your identity be known to others. It is a really interesting and different way to ensure people can speak their mind.   The whole process will be facilitated by Anne Bermingham of 2WA Consulting, a Rotarian from Rotary District 7090 who is helping us with the development of our plan.   Thanks in advance for your participation!   The District 7070 Strategic Planning Committee - DG Beth Selby, DGE Mark Chipman, DGN Ron Dick & IPDG Mary Lou Harrison      
  • Quinte Sunrise Rotary - Fundraising bonspiel called Curl for Kids, that raises funds for charities and organizations that serve “kids”.  This year our event will be benefiting Camp Trillium, Quinte SailAbility and our Bayside Secondary Scholarship. The event is on Saturday February 1st at the Quinte Curling Club, with draw times available at 9:00, 11:15 and 1:30.  This is a fun event, where the emphasis is on fellowship and fundraising rather than excellent curling.  We encourage teams to play against colleagues or competitors (for years I used to field a “Loyalist Men’s” team to challenge the “Loyalist Ladies”… and we lost most of the time).  The trophy goes the team that raises the most funds each year.  Last year the Active Wealth Management team raised an amazing $1500! We are able to accommodate a maximum of 24 teams (8 per draw time), with draw times being confirmed on a first come, first served basis.  We provide a light lunch for participants either after or before their draw, as well as some draw prizes, and a 50/50. It would be great if area Clubs could join us for the day.  We do even have a special trophy for the top Rotary Team (the one that raised the most money).
  • We at the Palm Springs Sunup Rotary Club are supporting Project Peanut Butter and looking for like minded humanitarians to help us in this fight to conquer Severe Acute Malnutrition. For additional information on Project Peanut Butter please see and view the new videos visit Please take the time to watch the first two videos. We need partners to help secure money allowing us to obtain Matching Funds from The Rotary Foundation. The money required may be in any one of these forms: 2018-2019; DDF, 2019-2020 DDF, and/or Cash  One Million Children Saved; Making Headway for Our Second Million! Project Peanut Butter (PPB) and Palm Springs Sunup Rotary have two important announcements to make: 1. TRF Global Grant GG1747173, valued at $170,000, is currently being spent. 2019, two new all-terrain Toyota Land Rover Cruisers were purchased for the clinicians in Sierra Leon. These vehicles will provide transportation for staff and supplies for over 90 clinics and PPB distribution clinics.  This is an invaluable gift to support our efforts. Thank you Rotary International. 2. TRF Global Grant GG1988000 is being written to help PPB establish the factory and clinics in the Ivory Coast:   PPB is working in cooperation with the government of the Ivory Coast, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the San Pedro Rotary Club. This program will provide two much needed resources. A. A factory set-up to produce the life-saving product, in a sustainable manner. B. Clinics in currently inaccessible areas of the Ivory Coast. Please consider distributing this to your contacts and donating to the new TRF Global Grant GG1988000
  • D7070 Birthday Bash for past Rotarian and District Governor Bill Patchet. Bill passed away May 10, 2019. With his passing, we lost a dynamic leader passionate about the Foundation and Polio Plus. There will be a celebration at the Cobourg Best Western, 930 Burnham Street on January 19th from 1 to 3pm. Cost is $10 but you have to register. Go to D7070 web site.
  • D7070 Grow Rotary Workshop to be held at Vaughan City Hall, 2141 Major MacKenzie Drive West, Saturday January 18th, 2020 from 8am to 1:30 pm. You have to register through D7070 web site.
  • D7070 Foundation Grant Writing Workshop will be held at Whitby Public Library Saturday February 29 from 9am to 2pm. Lunch provided.
  • 2020 Rotary District Conference theme is 'Heroes and Champions' and will be held at Toronto Weston Prince Hotel October 23-25, 2019.
Daniella's Report:  
Daniella has moved in with the McDougal family.
She spent Christmas with a friend from school and their family.
She went to New York State and saw a hockey game.
Watched ball drop on TV although picture not the best.
She has some homework to finish before school Monday.
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)
Songs: The Happy Wanderer
Sharing: $17.50 won by R Daniel who donated it to Daniella.
Happy Bucks: great two weeks, Christmas with family, a birthday, great year past and looking forward to 2020, family home from Africa for holidays and all beds full, heading south next week for winter, going south for sailing trip, a wonderful Christmas, presentation, good weather, visit with Princess and baby Princess, friends and family home, Halifax for visit over holidays, memories of old ski trip to Calabogie and lost the girl to ski patrol.
Rotary Minute: Wishing everyone a wonderful 2020. Back to regular routine.
New POD's for 2020
POD#1 - Murray, Chris, Joyce, Victoria, Mark, Jeff W and Steve
POD#2 - Ricardo, Jeff P, Emily, Craig, Rudy, Liesje, Clay
Canadian Ski Patrol - Frontenac Zone
Andrew Kelm is a Kingston business owner and joined us from Kingston this morning. He joined the Ski Patrol about 4 years ago.
The Canadian Ski Patrol is a volunteer organization of about 4,000 people across Canada. In the Frontenac Zone they have about 120 people. They are  a not for profit organization formed in 1941. They get no government funding, they raise all their own funds. They promote safe skiing, both down hill and nordic.
Because they are so well trained in first aid, they can be hired through the year to provide emergency first aid at multiple public events such as speed skating in Kingston, Port Hope fall fair, Canada Day events in Quinte West and Kingston and others.
About 43% of the funding comes from the special events they work at. But another 38% comes from the volunteers (they don't ski for free, they pay to be volunteers). About 5% comes from donations and 4% from Batawa Ski Hill.
They need funding for equipment. Right now they need new radios. They have money for one ($500 each) but they need total of six (6). They need equipment for training, rescue equipment and First Aid supplies and equipment.
Volunteers have to do extensive training - 200 hours at Loyalist College, it is advanced First Aid. They have to re-qualify annually. They also do 'on snow' training.
They can participate in competitions.
They have some partnerships such as the Loyalist College paramedics out of the Bancroft campus.
Primarily they serve at Batawa Ski Hill, but also some cross country trails. However, only Batawa makes snow.
R Daniel thanked Andrew for his presentation.
Service Above Self