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Brighton Rotary News Oct 25 2019
Members: 9
Guests: Dennis Fletcher (Fletch) from Brighton Digital Archives
President Daniel presented R Steve with Paul Harris Fellow pin +4 and gave a brief explanation of the pin. Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary. To honour those in our community who do good works, we present them with a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF). Or for every $1,000 US donate to the Foundation, you earn a PHF, and multiples for every additional $1,000 donation to the Foundation.
1. Request for support from the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee for 2020 float theme 'Hope Connects the World'.
Smile: blush
R Craig shared story of having a beer with his cousin and a sod truck goes rumbling by. His cousin said he was going to do that when he won lottery. Do what he was asked? Take his grass away to be cut.
Three days later his cousin won the Newfoundland lottery. $1 per year for million years.
  • POD#2 to organize speakers / program for November.
  • R Ricardo advised that R Liesje will help as Councillor for youth exchange program.
  • We are looking at reorganizing POD's. Suggestion to use two POD's instead of 3.
  • Request for support from Brighton Youth Bowling at Presquile Lanes.
  • Update from Daphne concerning Interact request to support Trees in Uganda. Expect Brighton Rotary's commitment about $150 including money transfer.
  • Update from Isaac in India and the Cornerstone Orphanage DKSHA. Money from Brighton Rotary helped buy and install 2 new water tanks (2000 litre) to replace old tanks damaged by Cyclone Gaja in 2018.
  • Fletch presented everyone with a 2020 Calendar Brighton Then and Now. If you missed today, he left extras. For this calendar, they show historical pictures of Brighton, and then a recent picture of the same building from the same angle. Fletch provided a bit of context and history for some of his favourite pictures in the calendar.
  • Fletch gave brief history of the Brighton Digital Archives. Formed 5 years ago when a small group got together at Hilton Hall to brain storm how to raise money for Hilton Hall. Scanning old photos was discussed, but it went further and became Digital Archives. They wanted to do it 'right', and not leave an improper or unorganized mess for others in future, so they spent 6 months studying and researching how to properly create an archive. They learned standards which they now use for what they do. They have about 10,000 digital photos and documents and have been doing a lot of videos. They have about 25 now and 5 to be edited. They are working to create a video log of Brighton's history from the view of various residents before the history is lost. This includes about 60 minutes of historian Dan Buchanan telling of Brighton's history.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • District Conference next year - Rotary Muskoka Style at JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa - October 25 - 27, 2019. Registration fee $349. Rooms at special rate of $135 / night while they last. Special Guests and programing: Amanda Lindhout, Canadian Humanitarian and Journalist, in 2008 along with some of her entourage were kidnapped by Islamic Insurgents in Southern Somalia. She will tell of her experiences and release. Also a panel of three top military leaders from Canada, United States and Denmark lead a panel discussion about the Military's role in Peace Building and Conflict Resolution. Also Erin Davis, a best selling author and former Toronto media personality will talk about her book; 'Morning has Broken; Love, Loss and Reclaiming Joy.'
  • D7070 ADM and Foundation Dinner at Oshawa Golf and Country Club November 14 at 6pm.
  • RLI November 16
Daniella's Report: Daniella was off today.
Daniella's Bucket List:
Play hockey
Niagara Falls
CN tower
Algonquien Park
See a moose
See a beaver
See a possum
See a bear
Play in the snow
Volunteer (animal shelter?)
See leaves change color
Ottawa (skate on the Rideau canal)
Go skiing
Swim in Lake Ontario
Cliff jump (?😬)
See the northern lights
Go to New York City?
See a baseball game
See a rugby game
See an american football game
See a ice hockey game
Try beaver tail (not from a real beaver)
Song: Clementine
Sharing: $12.50 won by R Rudy who donated to Foundation.
Happy Bucks: Good week, long shirt weather so sad, James going for G1, great weekend with grand kids, district conference, off to Midland, welcome at Rotary, Fletch's presentation, calendars, boat into storage, to see Fletch.
Rotary Minute: more Brighton history stories such as outdoor rink where LCBO is now, Brighton water ski club and 6 man pyramid including our own Pres Daniel at age about 14 to 16.
Brighton Rotary Business meeting Oct 25 2019
Brighton Rotary Business Meeting October 2019
R Steve gave brief overview of Financial Statements to September 30, 2019 in R Chris's absence. We have $32,000 in bank with $6,000 in commitments. Budget has us spending more than we have so we need to raise more funds.
R Emily - Community Service
We committed $300 to Trent Valley Quilters and $1,000 to the Food Bank for the CP Train coming through in November.
Coats for Kids program in progress. We have heard from 1 school. Knights of Columbus are working with us on this project.
Some other issues are being investigated.
R Joyce - New Generations
Inbound student Daniella will stay with R Joyce and Shane for December, between host families.
We are looking at supporting Interact Club's Trees in Uganda project.
Spelling bee committee getting organized for 2020.
R Ricardo gave update on Youth Exchange. Daniella adjusting well. Third host family are not able to host so need another family.
Outbound Ethan Taylor in Sweden doing well. He is participating in speed skating and has a good host family.
Outbound for 2020 / 2021 - we had five students take applications but only one was submitted. It was Hanna who applied last year, great candidate but young last year. Plan is to offer position to Hanna and invite her back to club next month.
R Murray - Club Service
Golf tournament moving back to June in 2020.
Murray encourages all members to invite friends and associates to Rotary. Invite them to join.
Service Above Self