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Brighton Rotary News Dec 15 2021
WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
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Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:
Members: 10
Guests: Terri Lynn, Wendy Pringle and Pamela Maloney R Murray's daughters, Emily MacDonald from the Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Inc. Regional Women's Shelter and Pam Vanderburg.
1. Request for support from the Canadian Cancer Society.
2. Thank you letter from Bridge Hospice.
3. Request for support from Community Care Northumberland.
4. Card from the Municipality of Brighton with invitation to the New Year's Day Levee to be held Saturday January 1 from 2 to 4pm at King Edward Park Community Centre. Mayor's comments at 3:30pm. Proof of full vaccination required.
Smile: blush
One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool, Ralph suddenly jumped into the deep end.
He sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there.
Edna promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled him out. When the Head Nurse Director became aware of Edna's heroic act, she immediately ordered her to be discharged from the hospital, as she now considered her to be mentally stable.
When she went to tell Edna the news she said, 'Edna, I have good news and bad news. The good news is you're being discharged, since you were able to rationally respond to a crisis by jumping in and saving the life of the person you love. I have concluded that your act displays sound mindedness.
The bad news is, Ralph hung himself in the bathroom with his bathrobe belt right after you saved him. I am so sorry, but he's dead.'
Edna replied, 'He didn't hang himself, I put him there to dry. How soon can I go home?'
There were two cheque presentations following our speaker.
On behalf of the Rotary Club R Liesje presented a cheque to Emily of $600 for the Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Inc., Regional Women's Shelter.
Pamela Vanderburg presented a cheque for $1,000 from her and Chris to Emily for the Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Inc., Regional Women's Shelter.
  • Brighton Christmas Hamper Program gearing up. First organization meeting November 16th and tentative set up and pick up December 20 to 22. Volunteers needed to unload produce from truck at 1pm on Tuesday Dec 22, then lots of volunteers needed at 6pm to pack baskets. Then Wednesday December 23 starting at 8:15am to load baskets to recipients.
  • Next board meeting will be hosted by R Emily January 11.
  • 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 that if anyone wants to make donation to Foundation this month get it to him this week.
  • R Liesje announced that we will be holding auditions for local comedians for a Yuk Yuk style event this winter.
  • P Joyce delivery flowers and other gifts to Golden Pond on Sunday.
  • R Chris advised of bottle drive Saturday January 8th. If you have 'big' clear plastic bags they may be needed.
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: Winter Wonderland
Sharing Pot: $24 to Terri Lynn who donated it to the Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Regional Women's Shelter.
Happy Bucks: Emily here and her presentation, all healthy, being here, Emily and Pamela making a world of difference, Come from Away tonight, Christmas with family this weekend, beautiful day, 11 foot Christmas tree (still standing), always happy, huge evergreen falling over in wind storm and missing car, Jack attending an Indigenous play group at Cobourg Y today, breakfast with his girls, to be here with father, presentation.
Rotary Minute:
Disease Prevention and Treatment
We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases like polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. We improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in developing areas.
Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Inc., Regional Women's Shelter
R Liesje introduced Emily MacDonald, Office Administrator for the Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Inc., Regional Women's Shelter. Serving Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Women and Families.
Emily is from Brighton, and Pam Vanderburg was one of Emily's teachers at ENSS. Emily got a human resources degree from Carlton, then Social Work from George Brown. She has had several roles before becoming the Administrative officer at the Women's shelter in 2020.
The Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Inc., Regional Women's Shelter opened in 1996. It is part of a regional organization with seven First Nation Communities. Since opening, they have served 896 women and 613 children. Approximately 36 women per year.
Their mandate is:
Anishnaabe Kwewag Gamig Inc., provides services and a safe, temporary residence to women and their dependents to increase safety and support healing.
They provide these services to both indigenous and non-indigenous women.
They provide On-site services including:
  • providing a safe place for women & children
  • 24-hour support
  • Holistic counseling approach
  • Weekly programming
  • House meetings
  • Housing support
  • Advocacy and referrals
  • Children and youth services
They provide a crisis support line, advocacy and rights information provided, safety planning, referrals and resources.
They have various staff for Family Violence Prevention Worker, Councillors, youth and child councilors.
They use holistic methods and healing and personal development techniques. Counselling is client centered, strength based and follow indigenous teachings as well as conventional methods.
The 7 Grandfather Teachings include:
Bravery - we often need bravery and courage to accomplish things in the most difficult times.
Honesty- Treat others in a good way, as you would wish to be treated. Making honest decisions will make your heart feel good.
Respect - To honour all of Creation is to have respect.
Wisdon - To cherish knowledge is to know wisdom.
Humility - Self-worth is important but it is important to remember we are all equal.
Truth - Be true in all you do. Be true to your brothers, sisters and yourself. Always speak the truth.
Love - Love your brothers and sisters, share with them. Show kindness and be friendly. Do not judge.
The Medicine Wheel - Spiritual, Mental, Emotional and Physical.
Four sacred medicines - Sage, Sweetgrass, Cedar and Tobacco.
Smudging for cleansing.
We can support by volunteering, time and driving, providing skills and financial donations.
Women are water keepers. Water is Life.
Service Above Self