Upcoming Events
Brighton Rotary Board Meeting
Jan 18, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Concert and Dinner - 'Glorious Hollywood'
Port Hope United Church
Jan 21, 2018 3:30 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Spouse Birthdays
January 16
January 24
Join Date
January 8, 2010
8 years
Dave Sharp
January 9, 2011
7 years
Jeff Pearsall
January 11, 1992
26 years
Victoria Weir
January 12, 2012
6 years
Jan 19, 2018
Shelter Box program
Jan 26, 2018
Classification talk
Feb 02, 2018
Club Business
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Brighton Rotary News January 12 2018
Members: 11
Guests: Lidia Vouchak from TLC  Rooms, Jeff Moorhouse from the Batawa Pond Hockey Classic, Letitia de Witt from the St. Catharines South Rotary Club, Bruce Davis of the Brian Todd Memorial Fund
  • letter requesting support for 12 students from The Henry Gogarty all girls school in Arusha Tanzania. Letter from Jeff Kawzenuk, Principal of Cobourg Collegiate Institute. Jeff and Mr. Steve Truelove have been working with HIV/Aids orphans in Kilema, Tanzania. For the past 7 years, they have taken students from ENSS and other schools to Africa. Many years ago, they connected with the all girls school in Arusha and they partnered with the and over the years to provide over $20,000 in science lab equipment and laptop computers and other supplies. This year rather than take students to Africa, 12 students from the all girls school along with the head Master are coming to Canada and staying with students in Cobourg in April 2018. Each of the students is covering their own transportation costs but will have limited funds while here in Canada. Although the students will be staying in Cobourg, ENSS  students will be involved in making their stay in Canada a wonderful experience. ENSS students are fund raising for these visiting students. Will Brighton Rotary support these young students?
  • letter of request from Martha Warren, Threads Program at ENSS. She explains the Threads program with pictures etc. and is asking for support.
Cheque for $500 was presented to Bruce Davis for the Brian Todd Memorial Community Fund. Bruce provided a very brief history of the fund; Brian Todd a Rotarian and several other Rotarians and other community members purchased the Creekside Banquet Hall in 2002 to create the Brighton Health Services Centre. The building was sold to the Municipality in 2017. Now the Brian Todd Memorial Fund was created as a perpetual granting organization to continue the legacy and since 2008 has granted $303,915 to the community.
PHF was presented to Letitia from her former Rotary Club of St. Catharines South. A very nice letter from her old District and Club was shared and there is obviously much we don't know about Letitia.
  • R Chris announced that he and R Murray will organize No Frills raffle in March
  • R Chris is looking for advertisers for the 2018 Diner and Duffer book, $125 for 1/4 page ad. Also opportunity to put in 2 Brighton Rotary event dates.
  • Director's meeting Thursday January 18th at 6:30 pm at Steve's home - 101 Raglan Street.
  • District Conference next year to be held in Wellington October 27th. 'Rotary Reunion'. Easy to attend and minimal cost. Register in D7070 web site, also opportunity to host fellow Rotarian from away.
  • Adult Spelling Bee at Trenton Rotary January 29, Brighton defending champions (R Dan has can of Alphagetti to prove it)
  • January 21, 2018 - Port Hope, Cobourg and Northumberland Sunrise with Northumberland Orchestra & Choir present 'Glorious Hollywood' at Port Hope United Church. Starts at 3:30 pm followed by dinner at one of 6 local restaurants (seating limited). Cost for concert and dinner is $70.
Membership Challenge
Time Period - December 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018
1. Teams consist of each of the 3 POD's.
2. Points: 1 point for the presence of a guest as a potential member; 2 points if the guest takes a membership application; 3 points when the guest is inducted.
3. Upon receipt of the application, the usual process for dealing with the application is to be followed.
4. The team at March 31 with the greatest number of points is the winner.
5. Members of the winning team (POD) are to be treated to a breadfast at the expense of the losing teams at a regular Breakfast meeting.
Suggestion - POD's can identify potential individuals to be approached and a Rotarian to approach and invite the individual to join us.
Scores - POD#1 = 1, POD#2 and POD#3 have some work to do.
Song - Home on the Range
50/50 - $22 won by R Rudy who donated it to foundation
Happy Bucks:  for speakers, for pond hockey, for colour.
Rotary Minute: R Clay shared personal story of how song and singing can lift people, even paratroopers on grueling runs.
Student - Emmy's Bucket List
Christmas and Fairs
Join different sports
Blue Jay game
Wonderland in Toronto
Riding a forest trail in the fall
Fire a firework in daylight
Try surfing
Joining YMCA
Pond Hockey Classic and TLC Rooms
Two speakers this morning:
Jeff Moorhouse representing the Batawa Pond Hockey Classic which supports the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation and Wounded Warrior Foundation.
Lidia Vouchak of TLC Rooms, a new local business in the Brighton area.
Jeff Moorhouse gave a brief history of the Pond Hockey Classic held in Batawa each year. This year it is February 2 - 4. Special fund raiser dinner Friday night (cost = $100) and special guest speaker is Peter MacKay, former MND. Games played on several ice surfaces Saturday and Sunday, 4 on 4 with no goalie.
Volunteers always welcome.
This year they are combining with kid's activities on Saturday by Military families Resource Centre.
To -date, they have $202,000 donated to charities - split 50/50 between TMH Foundation and Wounded Warriors.
R Keith thanked Jeff.
Lidia is an interior designer / decorator, new to Brighton. She gave us a brief history of herself, and described her services and how she works with clients doing renovations, or new home designs. She loves her work and has a desire to help her clients. She works with a variety of budgets, both small and large projects.
She also designs unique specialty hand bags.
She applies Feng Shui
R Dan thanked Lidia.
Service Above Self