Upcoming Events
District Assembly
May 11, 2019
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Brighton Rotary 30th Anniv - Dinner and Auction
Brighton Community Centre
May 11, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Spring Valley Public School Open House BBQ
Spring Valley PS
May 16, 2019
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Spouse Birthdays
Mark Jacklyn
April 29
Keith Joyce
Elinor Joyce
April 28
Join Date
Daphne Simms
April 15, 2011
8 years
Steven Blakey
April 17, 1998
21 years
Apr 19, 2019
Good Friday
Apr 26, 2019
Club business
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Daniella Danielsen Letters of Introduction
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Brighton Rotary News April 12 2019
Members: 16
Guests: exchange student Eloisa, Rotarian Laetitia de Witt from St. Catharines South, and Ange Martinez and Mary Marrocco from St. Mary of Egypt Refuge
  • Request for support from Isobel Flindall, president of ENSS Interact Club, also our selected student to Adventures in Citizenship. She has been selected for SHAD program this summer and is asking for support.
  • Letters of introduction from incoming exchange student Daniella Hentze Danielsen and her parents.
Thank You for 12 great years of fundraising support of the ROTARY POKER WALK for HIV/AIDS. We are sending this letter out to our data base and hope you receive this in the spirit it was meant to convey. You may have been a walker on a team or a corporate sponsor or a pledge supporter and we appreciate that you have helped the Rotary Club of Belleville together with a number of Rotary clubs in the GTA to raise almost $850,000 over the past 12 years. With your help we want to keep going to help those infected and affected. 100% of that money was directed towards local, national and worldwide organizations vetted by Rotarians to help with the cause and the goal of eventually eliminating the HIV/AIDS pandemic. We think you should know where we have spent the $36,000 you helped us to raise last year. You will see the list is quite diverse with recipients receiving money not just for medical care but for a variety of needs.
Lesotho- Training 40 teachers to teach children about HIV/AIDS
Malawi- To help Dignitas to continue to support and educate HIV Positive teenagers
Eastern Ontario- To help HARS with transportation costs for HIV clients in Belleville / Kingston
Africa- To support the Quinte Grannies for Africa to help grannies and children through the Stephen Lewis Foundation
Toronto- Support of HIV clients at Casey House
We are making steady progress in battling this epidemic. It is no longer the automatic death sentence it was when we started. It can now be treated. We would love for you to be part of this year’s campaign as a ”virtual walker”, a fundraiser, or a donor.
Smile for Week:
A young man has just passed his drivers test and asks his dad when he can have the car. His father gives him 3 conditions. #1 he has to get grades up from C to B. #2 He has to study bible. #3 He has to get his hair cut. The son agrees. After some time he reports to his father who notes his son has improved his grades and he has been studying the bible. But no hair cut. His son explains about all the biblical figures who had long hair. His father agreed they had long hair but reminded his son that they also walked everywhere.
  • Board meeting at R Steve's home - Tuesday April 16th at 6:30pm
  • Brighton Rotary Auction and Dinner May 11, 2019. Theme related to Pearls and Tiffiny's. We need Rotarians to take and sell tickets. Also collects items for auction. R Chris is storing items at his home. Need Rotarians to visit other clubs.
  • Brighton Rotary is 30 - June 2019.
  • No Frills Raffle - After three weekends we sold 808 tickets. R Daniel has been toppled as best salesperson. Lilly Ford sold $280 in tickets on her shift. This weekend is last weekend, draw Sunday afternoon.
  • Diners and Duffers books available. Sell Sell Sell.
  • Camp Enterprise for 2019, May 2 to 4 at Trent University. Looking for sponsors, mentors and drivers. They have minimum number of students so camp is a go.
  • R Murray has Fishing Derby organized for early May.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Campbellford Trivia Night - Movie Trivia - Saturday April 13th, 2019. R Emily with Mark and R Steve and Allison will represent club.
  • Belleville Rotary hosting 12th annual AIDS Poker Walk April 27th.
  • District Assembly May 11 at BMO IFL from 8am until 2pm.
  • RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) program. Cost is $950. Looking for sponsors and candidates ages 19 - 25. May 3 - 9.
  • District Conference next year - Rotary Muskoka Style at JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa - October 25 - 27, 2019. Early registration fee $299. Rooms at special rate of $135 / night while they last.
Eloisa's Report:
Eloisa spent night last weekend with DG Mary Lou. She made presentation to Toronto Rotaract Club regarding the Brazilian Waste Pickers Project.
She is developing a second Brazilian project which is to have a private school and public school in Brazil partner to create a thrift store and promote volunteering in her home town. People do not volunteer in Brazil.
She will have a booth at upcoming District Assembly.
R Joyce shared that Eloisa organized fund raiser to help boy at school get new shoes.
Song: Frere Jacques
Sharing: $23 won by R Daniel who gave it to St. Mary Egypt Refuge
Happy Bucks:  Presentation, dancing, using Diners and Duffers book, ENSS Threads program and anonymous donation of 28 cocktail dresses with shoes and hair dresser appointments, Trivia Night with Tiffany's theme to promote auction, speakers, DG Mary Lou's sense of humour because she had Eloisa video R Joyce from police station when she arrived last week, new puppy Oscar, Newfoundland picture with uncanny personal connections, NHL playoffs and watching two games a night for next week, to be back, for everyone, to wake up each morning, weather, for adult exchange and hosting in Progresso, wishes for good Easter Weekend.
Rotary Minute: R Clay shared story of Rotarian from Chalk River Rotary Club, in his 80's who goes to Progresso each year and always takes on a local project to improve lives. This year he organized group to spruce up a seniors home with paint and repairs.
St. Mary of Egypt Refuge
R Mark introduced Mary and Ange.
Ange is a Program Coordinator with St. Mary of Egypt Refuge. It is a non-profit organization with about 240 acres north of Madoc where they provide support and community for kids ages 5 to 16.
She provided a little background on herself. She is a refuge, coming to Canada with her family 12 years ago. She found herself in a new country, no extended family or friends, a new culture and language. She found it hard to make adjustments at first. She attended the University of Toronto and now helps with St. Mary of Egypt Refuge, she understands the challenges and hardships of new refuges and immigrants.
Their big program is a camp referred to as OWL in July for kids. On the farm that they purchased about 20 years ago, they have a big house, some cabins and a dining hall. Their big problem always is transportation.
This program is not for rich kids, but for kids in need.
They have a garden where they grow produce used at the camp, as well as they donate to a homeless shelter.
They have Refuge Weekends where they welcome new comers to Canada. They work hard to help people feel welcome.
Most of their funding comes from individuals. They are a grass roots organization that depends on volunteers.
The farm is generally occupied from April to October.
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R Mark thanked them for coming and sharing.
Service Above Self