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Brighton Rotary News Jan 12 2022
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Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:
Members: 6
Guests: potential new member Steve Sleightholm who is new to Brighton and Ann Falla from ENSS
Smile: blush
A father put his 3-year old daughter to bed, told her a story and listened to her prayers that ended by saying "God Bless Mommy, God Bless Daddy and Goodbye Grandpa".
The father asked, "why did you say Goodbye grandpa?"
She said, "I don't know daddy, it just sounded like the thing to say."
The next day grandpa died. The father thought that was a coincidence.
A few months later, dad was putting his daughter to bed again. He listened to her prayers which went like this, "God Bless Mommy, God Bless daddy and goodbye Grandma."
The next day Grandma died.
Incredible thought the father, his daughter is in contact with the other side.
Several weeks later when putting his daughter to bed he heard her end her prayers, "God Bless Mommy and goodbye daddy."
Dad practically went into shock. He couldn't sleep all night. He got up early and went into the office. He was nervous all day. Ate lunch at his desk and watched the clock. He figured if he could make to midnight he would be okay. He felt safe in the office so he stayed there all day, drinking coffee and watching the clock.
Finally midnight came. He sighed in relief and went home.
When he got home his wife said she never knew him to work so late and asked what the problem was.
He said, "I don't want to talk about it, I just had the worst day of my life."
She said, "You think you had a bad day, you'll never believe what happened to me today. This morning my golf pro dropped dead in the middle of my lesson."
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Emily's home on February 15th. 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 that at bottle drive Saturday the revised income is $554 plus $65 in donations, giving us a total of $619. There will be an additional $46.80 for 468 cans when we have the next bottle/can drive for 3 bags of cans not counted.
  • We will focus on and start planning for a spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!!
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: No singing. We learned not to try.
Sharing Pot:
Happy Bucks: design for book sent to publishers, taking mom for booster, presentation, OPP Saturday let Rudy off for speeding when he was coming to pick up trailer after bottle / can drive, OPP check up on people, presentation and potential partnerships, nice zoom call, relive 2010 Kraft challenge, no construction workers on site.
Rotary Minute:
R Chris shared that as a club we have reached our goal of $1,200US to the Rotary Foundation. We are at $1,212 US. With regards to Polio Plus our goal is $120US and we are at $108US to the end of December.
ENSS Environmental Club 2022
R Chris introduced Ann Falla, teacher at ENSS since 2001 and mentor for the Environmental Club. Ann is originally from Kitchener, she went to University in Ottawa, Guelph and London. She has two daughters.
She teaches science and coaches student sports. Ann and the Environmental Club has taken over the Threads program initiatives now that Martha has retired.
The Environmental Club is one of the few clubs that have been allowed to continue during the pandemic.
Ann showed us the ENSS Environmental Club logo - Blue and Gold make Green.
She appreciates the close connection between the school and the community. Particularly the partnerships between the school and service clubs. Ann maintains the trophy case including the Rotary awards.
She acknowledged the significant events over the past couple decades like the upgrade to the track and field at ENSS and the huge community support. Also the extra curricular things at the school.
The Environmental Club has the 'Clique Boutique' providing small gifts and gently used clothing and jewelry for students. This is from the former 'Threads' program. They used a PD day November 10th to ask students and staff to clean out their closets and donate. Their grand opening was December 1. About 200 students and staff came through and 1,000 items were taken. All things that were diverted from the waste stream. They provided snacks to students.
A second initiative is Green Merchandise. They purchase 'green' items in bulk and sell at a small profit as a fund raiser.
3. They organize school yard clean up day.
4. Bulletin Board Blitz. Students research environmental topics and then prepare displays for the bulletin board in the hall.
5. Electronic Waste Recycling. Presently only within the school but they are looking to expand to the community.
6. Weekly Quiz and random draw. Students set up quiz for Monday and those who submit answers a winner is drawn on Friday.
7. Environmental Science Projects. ENSS students have had a lot of success at Regional and National events and some have presented globally.
8. Canada Student Vote. Members organized student vote in last federal election. They particularly researched the environmental platforms of the parties.
Ann was thankful for the support of Rotary.
Service Above Self