Upcoming Events
Valentine Dance
Brighton Community Centre
Feb 14, 2019
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Brighton Rotary Board Meeting
Dan's home
Feb 19, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ricardo Melendro
February 7
February 8
Victoria Weir
February 18
Spouse Birthdays
Patricia Getkate
February 3
Join Date
February 14, 1997
22 years
Rudy Wagner
February 20, 2015
4 years
Feb 15, 2019
Feb 22, 2019
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Brighton Rotary News Feb 8 2019
Members: 16 + Honorary Rotarians Bob Burke and Jeff Brace
Guests: Exchange Student Eloisa de Castro Costa from Brazil, Rotarian Assistant Governor Shirley Ross from Colborne Rotary, and guest of R Dan; Craig Harding
Presentation by Pres Patty to Eloisa who turned 18 on Feb 3. The Club will help towards a prom dress for Eloisa who says she no longer needs a date.
  • 4 thankyou cards from Brighton Christmas Hamper Volunteer Committee including receipt for donation from club of $750.
  • Thank you letter from Bike Up Northumberland for donation of $500 to Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation
  • Update from Local Lager regarding possible fund raising events
  • Letter from DM Wills Associates regarding invitation to apply as a Steering Committee member for the Municipality of Brighton's Mature Neighbourhood Study. Applications due Feb 13. If interested, secretary has details.
  • Play Strong catalogue for play equipment.
  • Campbellford Trivia Night - Movie Trivia - Saturday April 13th, 2019. $100 entry fee for team of up to 8. Prizes, silent auction etc. Doors open at 6pm. Trivia starts at 7pm.
  • Quinte Sunrise Rotary Club is having Fish and Chips Saturday March 30th, 2019. $25 each. 5pm at the Dug Out. Pres Brigitte expected to visit us to promote.
  • Colborne Rotary is hosting special presentation and dinner Monday February 25th at the Keeler Centre. 6:30pm. Rotary Clubs of Brighton, Port Hope, Cobourg and Colborne nominated Jeff Kawzenuk for the D7070 Wilf Wilkinson Award for Peace. this nomination was made year ago for Jeff's work to engage local students with the Journey of Hope Project in Tanzania.
  • Thank you to R Keith for taking notes last week, Feb 1.
  • Board meeting at R Dan's home - Tuesday February 19th at 6:30pm
  • Valentine's Dance cancelled due to lack of pre dance ticket sales.
  • Regular meeting Friday February 15th is now back on. R Ted will be speaker - Ted Talk.
  • Brighton Rotary Auction and Dinner May 11, 2019
  • Brighton Rotary is 30 - June 2019.
  • 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.
  • No Frills Raffle planned for March. Duty roster being circulated. We start the weekend of March 22 leading up to Easter.
  • Northumberland Rotary Music Festival in 2019. They are looking for photographer for first week of April. May be small cost to clubs.
  • Brighton / Colborne Rotary Clubs joint application to send an ENSS student to Adventures in Citizenship in spring 2019 accepted.
  • Camp Enterprise for 2019, May 2 to 4 at Trent University. Looking for sponsors, mentors and drivers.
  • POD#3 needs to organize for March, there are 5 Fridays in March.
Song: Hello Rotarians
50/50: $15 won by R Rudy who donated it to Foundation.
Happy Bucks:  for the enthusiasim and energy of youth, for Eloisa's presentation, New Brunswick next week, survived Pond Hockey Classic, survived ice off transport on 401 that came through wind shield, Columbia has the best coffee, Dan is lawyer, great day, always happy but also really happy, great week, success to fly, Eloisa's outlook at 18, here to see and listen to Eloisa, going to Florida, to be back and feeling better.
Rotary Minute: R Rudy shared some thoughts of being Aware, of the phillosophy of aging.
Eloisa's Presentation
R Dan introduced Eloisa. He commented on her excitement at experiencing her first real snow fall back in November making her a real Canadian.
Eloisa used pictures and brief video to let us know a little more about her.
She stressed that her home Country of Brazil is more than soccer, carnival and samba:
She shared again the letter read to us at her first Brighton Rotary meeting in August 2018. Her goal while here is 'Service Above Self'. She wants to help and be of service. Some of what she has been doing is:
Volunteering at the Brighton Clothing Depot on Fridays.
Part of the Youth Council at Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Special Olympics at ENSS.
Creating hand made Christmas cards to sell and raise funds for Mrs. Warren's Threads program at ENSS.
She shared philosophy from book she read, 'Sophie's World' which says: Children look at world with astonishment and wonder. As adults, we lose the 'awe' and wonder of life and just accept the world as a matter of course.
As an exchange student, it is helping her keep the astonishment and wonder of life and the world in her life.
Brazil - is Portuguese, NOT a spanish speaking country.
She introduced us to her family; mother Marcia, father David and younger sister Julia (13). They are very close. Her dad is a pilot and she wants to fly even though not many female pilots in Brazil.
She showed us their lake house (cottage) and friends (the squad).
She showed us brief video of her passion for Brazilian martial arts Krav Mega. It was her test to advance.
In Brazil, she volunteers to help other children. She teaches them english because only private school learn english, kids in public system don't.
Brazilians are very expressive and hug a lot. Soccer is important, but they don't all play. She doesn't live in the ran forest and her Carnival is much more subdued than the fancy colourful dresses many attribute to Brazil.
She puts ketchup on pizza? and eats it with fork and knife.
Condensed milk is their sweetner.
Lunch is most important meal of the day. Rice and beans are eaten every day.
Brazil in ways is behind Canada in terms of equality for women. She finds things in Canada more liberating than in Brazil.
She shared philosophy from Edmund Husserl: 'Our world and beliefs are questionable'. This exchange is reinforcing that to her.
Service Above Self