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April 28
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April 29
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April 17, 1998
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Brighton Rotary News April 16 2021
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Members: 7
Guests: Meaghan Macdonald of Habitat for Humanity Northumberland
Thank you letter from Brighton's Fare Share Food Bank for Rotary's donation.
General letter and request for support from Canadian Cancer Society - Daffodil campaign
General news letter and request for support from Youth Unlimited.
Smile: blush
I may appear calm on the outside, but it feels like pigeons are fighting over a french fry in my head.
(that's all I got - pun from R Liesje from her son Chris)
  • Congratulations R Emily and Mark on birth of their son Jack, 8lbs 11 oz April 5 if I have info correct.
  • We will have a board meeting Tuesday April 20 at 6:30pm.
  • Diners and Duffers Books are going well. We have 146 out for sale, R Chris has cash back for 139 sold, only 1 in stock, but 10 more ordered.
  • Bottle Drive scheduled for April 17 will be cancelled due to Stay at Home Order. Next bottle drive will be May 15.
  • Auction items coming in slowly, urgent to get items over to R Liesje's home.
  • Hoselton designs waiting on new equipment.
  • Looking for speakers.
  • Update on water filters in Brasil: Filters purchased and hope to deliver April 10th pending okay from government and pandemic restrictions. See the following link for 2 minute video R Liesje created for Brighton with help from former exchange student Eloisa. Liesje    
  • R Chris has created an e-mail address called "" Members should use this e-mail address for e-transfers (rather than personal e-mail address). 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. We can also publish this new e-mail account when fundraising, to facilitate payments or donations from the general public. Chris
  • Proposed Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup scheduled for April 24 has been postponed to June due to Stay At Home Order.
  • Members were invited to an International joint meeting via Zoom April 16 at noon between the Oshawa Rotary Club and the East Moscow Russia club.
  • The Rotary Club of Northumberland Sunrise are hosting a Mother's Day Brunch Fundraiser. You pick up a box lunch from one of 5 Port Hope restaurants for $40 ($15 goes to club).
  • 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.
  • Earth Day Celebration virtually - Wednesday April 21 at 7pm. <>
  • Rotary International Foundation Gala May 12.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  •   You are invited to the Rotary Foundation Seminar . Please click on the link below to attend or decline.  Event: Rotary Foundation Seminar  Date: May 01, 2021 8:30 AM  - May 01, 2021 11:00 AM. The objective of this Rotary Foundation Seminar is to provide an overview of the Rotary Foundation and give the participants suggestions and guidelines for writing District and Global Grant project applications.
    use this link to register:   Thank you For District 7070    
  • 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.
  •  You are invited to the  Rotaract District Conference. Please click on the link below to attend or decline. You can also book family and friends.Event:  Rotaract District Conference Date: May 08, 2021  - May 09, 2021, Fee $10.00. Location via Zoom.
  • New or Updated District Policies as reviewed and approved by the  District 7070 Governance Committee District 7070 Guideline of Policies and Procedures and District Leadership Plan – The major changes in the document include the restructuring of the Zones for the Foundation Walk, the reference to the policies attached and the removal of the list of awards. District 7070 Youth Exchange Policies and Procedures – This is a current policy that has been updated to make it more modern.  There was a question at the Governance Committee regarding the definition of a volunteer and whether all members of a club are captured in the definition.  I have connected with Patti on this and she stressed that the definition is consistent with youth exchange policies and is already in place in the District.  We will have further discussion at a future meeting. RI Policy Abuse and Harassment – This is a new policy that is required by law. District 7070 Vulnerable Sector Protection Policy – This is a new policy that replaces the short policy statement that we had in the P&P. Crisis Management Plan – We were asked to prepare a plan to guide us in a crisis.  It was created using the RI and other District policies as a template.   Thank you in advance for your time and attention to these important additions or updates to our District 7070 Policies & Procedures.  Yours in Rotary, DGE Ron
  • 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: great presentation, spot on for not being a morning person, enjoy weekly meetings, the weather, to be with Rotarians, no white stuff, outside gardening, endearing and great organization, income tax returns done (6), audition for commercial for Andy and Liesje, not normally a morning person but Rotary worth it, grand kids here, tutoring.
Rotary Minute:
The Rotary Foundation - Annual Fund
Annual Fund contributions help support our humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives. Your Rotary club or district can apply for grants from the Foundation to invest in projects and provide scholarships, all made possible through the ongoing financial support of Every Rotarian, Every Year.
Habitat for Humanity Northumberland
Meaghan Macdonald started her engagement with Habitat for Humanity as a volunteer both through the Guelph Campus Chapter and with Habitat for Humanity Northumberland.
In the summer of 2005 Meaghan was hired as a summer student to work for Habitat Northumberland. She returned for the summer of 2006 and then started full-time as the Program Manager with Habitat Northumberland in April 2007. Meaghan worked for Peterborough affiliate for a short period of time in 2010-2011 before returning to Northumberland as the Executive Director in July 2011. Meaghan is passionate about the positive impact that a safe and affordable home has for individuals and society as a whole and is honoured to get to work in this field.
Habitat for Humanity's Vision: A World where everyone has a decent place to live.
Habitat for Humanity brings Community's together. It is a 1978 concept to help people build a decent home at 0% interest, they pay back and funds go to help next person.
Habitat for Humanity is in 70 countries and has 50 affiliate offices in Canada. Northumberland was formed in 1998.
In 2020 Habitat Northumberland helped 84 families. 58 families were helped with affordable housing and 26 families with Renewit loans.
They have provided 4 families in Brighton with homes since 2006, 2009, 2013 and 2017/18. Brighton is the only site where they moved a home.
There charitable business model is a hand up, not a hand out.
They have 4.5 paid staff. A board of directors are volunteers. They administer the program, volunteer engagement, provide family services, financial / mortgage holders, construction managers, and fundraising.
The ReStore in Cobourg is on Division Street just south of Elgin. Home and building supplies all donated, gently used or new. They divert a lot of stuff from our landfills. They are very strict about COVID protocols to protect volunteers and shoppers. They can provide curbside pickup and have been open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.
In 2020 they helped divert 190 tonnes from our landfills.
They form partnerships with home buyers who have to provide 500 hours of sweat equity with Habitat for Humanity.
Their volunteers can work at the ReStore or builds. No experience needed. In 2020 their volunteers put in 4071 hours at ReStore, 1268 hours in office and builds and 360 hours by board members. They provide an outlet for volunteers, a means to engage in the community.
Home ownership is their main program. Typically 900 to 1200 square feet. Basic homes. They look at needs of the family and size of the family.
Families are selected based on need, low income, ability to pay and a willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity.
Mortgage structure; the sell at fair market value, interest is free. Mortgage payment set at 25% of gross income. Equity shared between Habitat and owners on sliding scale over the years. At 50% owners are encouraged to get a regular mortgage from a bank or other institution. Habitat has first right of refusal to buy back home.
Affordable housing is a problem and in current market is getting harder and more difficult.
Home ownership has many benefits for people from pride and dignity.
In addition to the Home ownership program, they provide housing support with Renew it helping people with small amounts for repairs and renovations.
Also a Habitat Maintain program with say $1500 to $2000 grants to low to moderate income households to help primarily with accessibility and safety issues in homes.
They also have a furniture program providing vouchers to families to purchase furniture from the ReStore.
In 2021 they plan to serve 15 families, completing several homes in Cobourg area.
They will be updating their strategic plan for 2022 / 2024 and hoping to rebuild after COVID.
There is a group looking at mini homes, 500 to 600 square feet. Tiny homes.
They have a Global Village program and volunteers can help in other countries.
Most new home projects are partnerships with Municipalities or other organizations. They have a plan to convert a semi with some land to a quad with 4 units.
The ReStore pays their administration fees.
Service Above Self