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Brighton Rotary News Jan 5 2022
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Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:
Members: 8
Guests: Jeff Kawzenuk former Principle at ENSS
1. Seasonal card and request for support from the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation.
2. Thank you letter from Five Counties Children's Centre.
3. Update from Youth Unlimited regarding the Beacon in Brighton. They have developed a plan for Mike Fuller and the Beacon to move back in line with the Northumberland Youth Unlimited rather than Qunite Youth Unlimited. To continue to support the Beacon, all future donations should be sent to the Northumberland Youth Unlimited offices.
4. Received cheque from Trenton Rotary for additional Rotary Friendship Trees.
5. Shelter Box looking for donation after deadly Typhoon in Phillipines.
6. The Rotary Club of Etobicoke is looking for support to purchase bags of rice for school in Triunfo, Ozamiz City in the Phillipines.
7. We received season wishes from Rogerio in Brazil.
Smile: blush
A cabbie picked up a nun and noticed that she was quite attractive and the nun was thinking the same thing about the cabbie. After a while the cabbie said to her that he had always wondered what it would be like to kiss a nun. The nun asked, “Are you single and a catholic”, and the cabbie said he was. Well, said the nun “Pull Over”, and the cabbie got a kiss that rolled his socks. When the cab got back on the road the cabbie confessed that he was married and also Jewish. No worries said the nun, “My name’s Kevin and I’m on my way to a Halloween party.”  
  • Next board meeting will be virtual now, January 11 at 6:30pm.
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale.
  • R Emily has contacted the local schools about Coats for Kids. She has heard from two schools, waiting on response from Brighton Public.
  • R Chris advised of bottle drive Saturday January 8th. If you have 'big' clear plastic bags they may be needed.
  • Polio Plus update - so close with focus now on two endemic countries Afghanistan and Pakistan and 12 high risk countries in Africa.
  • Yuk Yuk style event cancelled due to new restrictions.
  • We will focus on and start planning for a spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!!
  • R Clay and Janet have decided to go to Mexico this year to escape winter.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • D7070 Conference to be May 13-15, 2022 at the Courtyard by Mariott in Oshawa Ontario. Registration is $249 before September 1 and limited rooms for $129 per night. 'Be a Driver for Change.'
  • Rotary International Convention 2022 in Houston Texas June 4-8, 2022. Registration is now open.
  • Incoming RI President Jennifer Jones plans to start her year off with a two week cross Canada tour to showcase Canada to the World. She plans to be in the GTA July 5th and getting her hands dirty with People of Action projects and activities.
  • 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. Past Tuesday Talks available for viewing.
Song: We did not sing but listened to 'Up Here in Canada' on YouTube.
Sharing Pot:
Happy Bucks: was looking to put COVID behind us, going south to skip winter, parents looking younger with new wig, pops in good spirits, boosters, together with family, out of cabin now back in, happy as always, great Christmas season with family, good winter when you like the snow, park keeps some sane, Jack's first Christmas, Christmas small gathering but good.
Rotary Minute:
A Moment of Reflection:
Always find a reason to laugh:
    -it may not add years to your life but will surely add life to your years!
Be yourself, everyone else is already taken!
Jeff Kawzenuk
R Liesje introduced Jeff:
Jeff spent 35 years with the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board including time at ENSS as VP and Principle. He was invited to share his passion for students and education.
Jeff shared some of his background, growing up in South Oshawa but spending most of his life in Northumberland County now, about 40 years in Colborne. His wife Maureen and three children, Jaime, Jesse and Jenna.
He loves sports, wood working, landscaping, learning and traveling.
He has taught from Port Hope to Brighton with KPRDSB.
He is committed to Community Service and giving back.
In 2008 he was a co-founder of the Journey of Hope, sweat equity projects involving high school students going to Tanzania to help orphans as a result of the AIDS / HIV epidemic. Over the years they raised and contributed $500,000 to the projects in Africa. This started through Rotary and specifically Chris Snyder from the Rotary Club of Toronto. Jeff and another former ENSS principle Steve Truelove got involved going to Africa with the Rotary sweat equity projects and then got the idea to take students. With the support of the board, they formed the Journey of Hope. Jeff has himself been on 12 trips over the years. It was a wonderful learning tool for the students, to see first hand what they could do.
Jeff acknowledged the support of Rotary and other service clubs and individuals through the years. Also businesses. In 2017 they were approached by a Mother Superior in Tanzania to help with an all girls school. If you educate a women, you educate a country. They were asked to build a residence but it was too big. Instead they helped with school supplies, laptops and science equipment which they managed to have donated by one of the board suppliers. Then the students delivered the supplies on their next trip. This was followed up by an exchange when some of the girls from Africa came to visit Canada for 3 weeks several years ago.
Jeff acknowledged the inspiration from Rotary. The kids raised the funds and paid their own expenses.
Jeff noted the ENSS legacy such as working with Brian Todd and the ENSS track and field, nutrition and breakfast programs, inclusive society and the Terry Fox legacy at ENSS. ENSS was the first school across the country to raise $1,000,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation.
Jeff says, some things have to be fought for.
R Liesje thanked Jeff for his presentation.
Service Above Self