Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Murray Workman
December 23
Spouse Birthdays
December 27
Jeff Pearsall
December 15
Join Date
Murray Workman
December 17, 2010
12 years
Dec 07, 2022 7:00 AM
Working in China
Dec 14, 2022 7:00 AM
Brighton Library
Dec 21, 2022 7:00 AM
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Brighton Rotary News Nov 30 2022
Members: 9
Guests: Terri Lynn Jenkins
1. Thank you letter from Five Counties Children Services.
2. Rotary Spelling Bee getting poor response from schools. Looking for local Rotarians to go to there schools to encourage support.
DG Iosif’s weekly report:
 Celebrating 100 years with the Rotary club of Port Hope, at the Rotary Centennial River Park. Well done!! To the next 100 years!
Saturday, was the Markham Santa Claus Parade. Kudos to Jim, CJ, Tina, Ken and everyone else, Markham Unionville and Markham Sunrise clubs for bringing smiles to the community. 
At the same time, the Whitby Sunrise club members and RYLS participants came together for the 9am to 9pm Sew-athon!  Girl's Empowerment Kits that are given out in the Dominican Republic schools. PDG Mark was fast at work sewing a storm. Liners, Bags and Shields need to be cut, and sewn. These reusable menstruation kits allow young women to stay in school and not fall behind in their studies. 
Tuesday the 29th of November is Giving Tuesday, be generous.Our Foundation needs your continuous support!
District 7070 has a rich history of giving to The Rotary Foundation.  Let’s continue  our generosity.
The good news continue, our DGN Virginia O'Reilly is continuing her recovery!  She is  getting better, which is great news.  Let's keep her in our thoughts as she recovers, and wish her a speedy recovery. Get well Virginia!
Upcoming Happenings in our District!
  • Sunday 4th December 2022
you are invited to attend the performance of WaterFall, an exploration of our complex and poetic relationship with water presented by Theatre Gargantua at Factory Theatre in Toronto. 
This event is presented by the District 7070 Water & Sanitation and Environmental Action Committees. It is for everyone with an interest in water and our shared environment. Please invite others!!! We've been invited to have Rotary banners in the lobby for the performance. This is a great opportunity to introduce others to Rotary and to have some fun.
Black Friday Ticket Deal - From now until the end of Tuesday, November 29, tickets are only $15 if you use the code DEEPSEA at checkout. Get tickets here
  • Thursday 15th of December, at 12:30 pm, Willowdale Rotarians will be having a fundraising lunch in aid of the Salvation Army after-school program. At the Grand Luxe, 3125, Bayview Ave.There will be a seasonal turkey lunch and music and carols with some of the members of the Salvation Army band. The cost is $60 pp and again confirmation is required to Bill King by Sunday, December 11th.
Smile: blush
Compliments of Rudy:
Two elderly gentlemen from a retirement centre were sitting on a bench under a tree when one turns to the other and says: 'Slim, I'm 83 years old and now I'm just full of aches and pains. I know you're about my age, how do you feel?'
Slim says, 'I feel just like a newborn baby.'
'Really!? Like a newborn baby?'
'Yep, No hair, no teeth, and I think I just wet my pants.'
From Steve S or Steve 2:
If at first you don't succeed, don't go sky diving. A parachute is only needed to sky dive twice.
  • Looking for President for 2023 / 2024
  • November is Rotary Foundation Month
  • R Chris announced that at bottle drive Saturday we collected 3,205 pieces for $411.70 plus $1.10 in cash for total proceeds of $412.80 that will go to the Brighton Food Hamper program.
  • There is a rumour that R Chris will be going south for 3 1/2 months but he isn't saying anything about it.
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Joyce's home on Tuesday January 17th at 6:30pm
  • We are looking for speakers
  • Sleeping Beauty a Panto Awakening at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope Thursday December 15th. We have tickets. And Dinner reservations at Trattoria Gusto at 5:45pm.
  • Jenny going to England to end of April, we need venue for January 1 to end of April. R Daniel advises we can go to Smoke House.
  • Salvation Army kettle campaign is on.
  • R Clay knee surgery today.
  • Contrary to R Steve B's negativism about a youth exchange student application for 2023, we do have an application..
Song: Winter Wonderland
Sharing Pot: $21 won by R Joyce  who donated it to the Rotary Foundation
Happy Bucks: saying nothing, fun and windy bottle drive Saturday, to be here, not snowing, Rotary trailer parked for winter, Youth Exchange Program, doesn't know why he is happy, nice time in Florida even though not 3 1/2 months, fun director's meeting, to be here, alive and healthy, memories of hosting exchange student and trip to Rideau Canal for winter skating, happy to be back and who knew how popular he was with so many cards and well wishes.
Rotary Minute:
In 2021 - 22 The Rotary Foundation awarded more than $149 million in grant funding to UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and other agencies for polio eradication efforts.
Rotary Youth Exchange Program
R Joyce and R Steve provided an overview of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.
We are trying to get program restarted after COVID shutdowns and restrictions.
We now have a student candidate from ENSS.
Service Above Self