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Brighton Rotary News Oct 16 2020
We have a Brighton Rotary Channel.
We are back to Zoom meetings as of October 16th.
Members: 9
Guests: none
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Janet and Clay. Janet is not doing well. They will see doctor later today.
District is encouraging clubs to do their own Foundation Walk - have fun raising money for the Foundation. Timeline is October / November, share on social media. District plans to host walk in spring when we can safely. There are prizes for:
highest amount collected per walker
most steps walked by club
most creative way to raise money for the foundation
R Steve in charge of Brighton walk? There are pledge forms that will be sent out.
Smile: blush
R Craig was missed this morning.
  • Next board meeting Tuesday October 20. This will be via Zoom now.
  • Bottle Drive at King Edward Park near tennis courts - Saturday October 17 from 10am to 2pm.
  • R Emily has contacted schools regarding Coat for Kids. Knights of Columbus has a box of coats for the kids.
  • Diners and Duffers for 2021 going ahead. Looking for new advertisers. $125 for black and white 1/4 page ad. Also confirming past advertisers and looking for new.
  • Global grant project in Braxil, all the money is in place. Water filters ordered and take delivery likely in December. Rogerio will keep us updated.
  • Brighton Rotary's Karaoke singing contest participants notified. 8 ball trophy picked up from Stirling and with Reilly's for new base extension and engraving. We plan to present to winning club safely at some time.
  • Project Peanut Butter is a go with RI funds. R Chris sorting out payment of $500 and need if required for 5% handling.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • DG visit via Zoom - Monday October 19 at 7pm
  • 2020 Rotary District Conference theme is 'Heroes and Champions' and will be now April 9 to 11, 2021, at Pan Pacific Toronto (formerly Weston Prince Hotel).
  • Rotary District 7070 is going to the Dominican Republic March Break 2021. A service opportunity - sweat equity.
Song: not today via zoom
Sharing Pot: All are encouraged to share with club a few dollars.
Happy Bucks: Sun coming up, ripping off old siding, ability to meet via Zoom, hope to get back to meetings in person, grandson home tomorrow to help winterize yard, others happy to still be talking after putting outdoors away for winter, house to self first of week, to be alive, pops and mom well, COVID free, to be still around, to wake up every day.
Rotary Minute
Thank you for supporting The Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund.
When every Rotarian gives every year, it makes Doing Good in the World possible. Our Foundation’s Annual Fund provides the funding for local and international grant projects that improve lives around the world. Your contributions help us promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water and sanitation, save mothers and children, support education, grow local economies, and respond to disasters.
Thanks to Rotarians who give every year, we accomplished a lot in 2019-20:
Rotarians gave $123.6 million to the Annual Fund. The Foundation awarded 1,359 global grants.
These life-changing, sustainable projects are possible because of donors like you, who take action and make a personal contribution to the Annual Fund. When every Rotarian gives every year, no challenge is too great for us to make a difference.
Thank you for your support of our Foundation. Sincerely, The Rotary Foundation
TED Talk The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Today's presentation was a TED Talk by Angela Lee Duckworth.
Angela had a stressful career, then she changed to become a grade 7 math teacher. More stressful.
She observed that IQ or intelligence was not an indicator of students success in math. As a teacher, she believed all the students were capable of the material and concepts. She became very interested in why some students succeeded and others did not, even smart kids did not succeed.
After a few years teaching she went back to school to study psychology. She investigated who is successful and why using students at West Point, national spelling bee kids and rookie teachers as well as others.
What she believes makes people successful is Grit. Those with Grit, having the passion and perseverance to push through adversity and failures will be successful. This is the ability to stay with it, to not give up. To be motivated.
Having Grit matters. The question now is, how do we develop or obtain Grit. We know little about it. We need a growth mindset, the ability to learn and not be afraid of failure, that failure in not permanent. We need to be willing to fail, to be gritty.
Service Above Self