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May 18
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May 23
May 28, 2021 7:00 AM
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Brighton Rotary News May 21 2021
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Members: 9
Guests: so sad no guests
Smile: blush
R Clay asked what is the difference between a Hippo and a Zippo?
A Hippo is heavy while a Zippo is 'a little lighter'.
  • Next board meeting Tuesday June 22 at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers Books a success. Currently have 7 available in inventory see R Chris if you sell another.
  • Bottle Drive re-scheduled for June 5 due to extension of Stay at Home Order.
  • Auction - A few items are still coming in so check often and keep bidding. Share with your friends.
  • Hoselton designs will wait until after auction.
  • Looking for speakers for June.
  • Update on water filters in Brasil: Filters distributed May 15-20.  Update to be shared with club shortly.
  • R Chris has created an e-mail address called "" It has been created with automatic deposit into the Brighton Rotary Operating Account at Royal Bank, so no secret question and answer will be necessary.
  • Proposed Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup scheduled for April 24 has been postponed to June due to Stay At Home Order.
  • We need at least 4 to attend District conference the end of June.
  • The Rotary Club of Northumberland Sunrise is hosting a Father’s Day Brunch Box. Please see the menu below for more details.   The price is $75 which includes a $50 meal and a $25 donation to the club. Just to note that this time the boxes are larger than our Mother's Day offerings.   If you are    interested, please let me know which box you are interested in and e-transfer the payment to my email address (   Thank you so much for your continued support.
  • The Rotary Club of Cobourg is hosting a drive thru meal June 13 from Arthur's Pub to raise funds for Ed's Hospice.
  • We are pleased to announce a District 7070 Rotary Club Clubrunner Website Refresh - Available NOW To assist the Rotary Clubs of District 7070 achieve their Strategic Action goals, the District Public Relations Committee are introducing a Rotary Club ClubRunner website refresh Program. The ClubRunner website refresh program will ensure:
  1. Homepage re-design with a visually engaging layout with simultaneous visitor and Rotarian user focus
  2. Creation of a membership join page with email form
  3. Creation of additional content pages as required (contact, causes/programs, about us, youth programs, Paul Harris, Rotary Foundation, as required)
  4. Integration of social media account links and Facebook feed
  5. Creation of Google Analytics account if required for website statistics
  6. Information on e-Commerce ClubRunner capabilities and creation of Donate page if the club adopts this program
  7. current and correct usage of the Rotary and Rotary Theme logos.that your website displays better on a mobile device
  8. train you to keep your website fresh and current
  • I hope this email finds you well. My name is Kevin and I'm a research assistant of a UBC Health Psychology research study, Allies in Health (PI Hoppmann). We are trying to recruit volunteers for our online study, where we are aiming to learn more about how two people (family/friends/spouses) can help promote each other's health behaviours and wellbeing during the current circumstances. Given our lab's focus on older adults, our main volunteer criteria is that at least one of the two participants must be 65 years or older. Here is the website for our study: I am writing to you because I was hoping our information could be posted in your newsletter, website or bulletin at the Rotary Club of Brighton? Whatever works for you in terms of sharing we appreciate. Please let me know if you need anything else, we would really appreciate your help as we are actively trying to find participants. Our study is fully online and we are hoping that you can share with your club and community members that may be interested.
  • We have launched a new opportunity for Youth in our District, and with our neighbours in District 7010, and Indigenous communities within the Williams Treaty area. Please share this information in the newsletter as soon as possible, on social media for the District - and if possible, with all presidents and secretaries to share amongst their membership. There is a letter for clubs below, and 2 flyers to share the word as well. Please feel free to contact myself or Bill Empey at the Rotary Club of Toronto with any questions or  concerns.   REGARDING: Williams Treaty Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) Engagement Circle October 8, 9 & 10 To Whom it may concern,  I am writing to request your support for a Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) learning experience involving Indigenous and Non- Indigenous youth in grades 9 to 11 . This Y2Y engagement opportunity has been developed by HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples) and co-created by a strong list of stakeholders incng Indigenous Elders, Teachers, Education Counselors, Knowledge Keepers, Rotarians and other ethical leaders. Building on the success of HIP’s earlier programs, Y2Y engagement circles focus on peace and reconciliation while inspiring youth to work together and take action towards becoming good stewards of the land.   What is HIP's Youth to Youth (Y2Y) Engagement: Y2Y engagement circles are an innovative way to promote understanding between Non-Indigenous and Indigenous youth. We believe it's a good way to fulfill HIP's mission by having young people in grades 9-11, Canada's future leaders, collaborate and learn from each other. Subject to all restrictions to control COVID19, this Y2Y engagement will bring together a balanced group of rural and urban non-indigenous and indigenous students over the weekend of October 8 to 10 at Camp Kawartha for relationship building activities focused on land-based education. This will provide an opportunity for these youth to build friendships with like-minded youth, learn Indigenous heritage, culture and treaty relationships, and develop hands-on understanding of nature and what it means to be a good steward of the land.   Nominations: Selected participants include 25 Indigenous and 25 Non-Indigenous youth currently attending grades 9 to 11. We hope to receive a diverse representation of Non-Indigenous applicants, including settlers from various countries and Non-Turtle Island Indigenous youth. Additionally, we are inclusive and welcome those who identify as Genderqueer, Non-binary and Two-spirit.   We are asking Indigenous Communities and Rotary Clubs, within the Williams Treaty Territory, District 7010 and District 7070, to nominate youth who have demonstrated leadership potential within their communities. Please see attached documents for details. Events have limited capacity and Nominees are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible by completing the online form
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • You are invited to the Rotaract Club of Willowdale-Smiles Dance Class. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends. Event: Rotaract Club of Willowdale-Smiles Dance Class Date: POSTPONED due to COVID issues/
  • Please join us for 2021 Virtual Convention: Rotary Opens Opportunities, 12-16 June. Registration opens in mid-April. This year’s event will connect you, virtually, with members around the world. It will open new opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary, near and far. Together, we’ll inspire action, strengthen our commitments, work on our challenges, and celebrate our successes.
  • Rotary D7070 virtual conference June 25/26. For Saturday June 26 clubs are encouraged to have Community Engagement. We are looking for ideas.    <>*
  • D7070 Year End Celebration June 30 at 7pm.
  • 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.
Song: someday soon we hope
Sharing Pot: all are encouraged to share as they are able or willing.
Happy Bucks: sitting in the sun, wishing to get together, great video / history, thanks for Relay for Life donation, long weekend, good weather, nice walk with President Joyce, picked up garbage and took pictures, gardening, enjoyed presentation, moving in June to family, son Chris big award at York, building docks..
Rotary Minute:
Rotary and Rotarian's Doing Good in the World
A History of Rotary - the boys of 1905
President Joyce shared a You Tube of the history of Rotary, in particular the men who started Rotary in Chicago in the early years from 1905.
The old film was created in the 1920's and shows the people who started the first service club in the world.
Paul Harris was a lawyer who after graduation took 5 years to travel and do odd jobs from being a reporter, a cowboy and actor before starting in his chosen profession. It was his idea in 1905 to start Rotary. They met at the Sherman Hotel for many years. Rotary One.
The film introduces the early Rotarian's and those who started the traditions we still do today such as singing at club meetings.
Recommended to check out the 'The Boys of 1905' on You Tube.
Service Above Self