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Brighton Rotary News Feb 16 2022
WE ARE BACK TO IN PERSON At the Brighton Gate Restaurant
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Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:
Members: 9
Guests: Steve Sleightholm and Terri Lynn
New Member Induction:
President Joyce inducted our newest member of Rotary:     Steve Sleightholm with the classification of Retired TTC Operator
Congratulations and welcome to Rotary Steven.
Correspondence: no mail this week.
Smile: blush
Polish Women are Tough
An elderly Polish man lay dying in his bed. While suffering the agonies of impending death, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite perogies and fried onions wafting up the stairs. He gathered his remaining strength, and lifted himself from the bed. Gripping the railing with both hands, he crawled downstairs. Downstairs, he leaned against eh door frame, gazing into the kitchen, where if not for death's agony, he would have thought himself in heaven, for there, spread out upon waxed paper on the kitchen table were hundreds of his favourite perogies. Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of love from his wife of sixty years, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man? He threw himself towards the table, landing on his knees in a crumpled posture. His parched lips parted, the wondrous taste of the perogies was already in his mouth. With a trembling hand he reached up to the edge of the table, when suddenly he was smacked with a wooden spoon by his wife.
"Back off!" she said, "Those are for the funeral."
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Steve B's home on March 15th. at 6:30pm. (101 Raglan Street)
  • Diners and Duffers books should be available by March 18.
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale. R Liesje advised that the District Environmental Committee Chair has reached out to her about this program.
  • We will focus on and start planning for a spring 'on-line' auction. Go get donations!! Next week will be a business meeting including planning for the spring auction.
  • R Daniel has organized a fundraiser for Saturday March 5th at the Smokehouse starting about 7:30pm. He will play and sing with another musician. There will be a $15 cover charge with profits split 50/50 between the Beacon Youth Centre and Rotary.
  • We are looking to hold our next bottle drive on Saturday March 19th from 10am to 2pm.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • There will be a celebration of the Rotary Foundation on February 23 at 8pm on line. Go to
  • 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. The Rotary fun doesn’t have to stop with our virtual convention! Join us next year at the 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston, Texas, from 4-8 June 2022. No matter who you are or where you’re from, you’re bound to find inspirational moments throughout the convention. 16 June is the last day to take advantage of the special registration rate of $425. So, register and pay today to get the best rate.
  • 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.
  • Jennifer Jones- Imagine Canada Tour- As I've communicated in the past weeks, we have soon to be RI President, Jennifer Jones coming to the Toronto area on Tuesday, July 5th, 2022.  The Multi District Planning team have decided to coordinate a 3 part day: Starting with a Watershed clean up in the morning, Kids against Hunger food packing in the afternoon with a Fab TRF Fundraising dinner in the evening.  So to make this happen we need committee members and chairs for each of the events.  We also need committee members to manage the day: Transportation,  Marketing & Promotion, Budget, Finance & Legal, Technology, Outreach Broadcasting and Sponsorships.  If you would like to work on or co-chair these committees please contact Michele Guy, or DG Ron Dick,  We need your responses by Tuesday, Feb 1st (yes I know that's tomorrow) for the multi district Committee to draft the committees.  This event will showcased in the April edition of the Canada Rotary magazine.  Let's do District 7070 proud!
  • Rotary District 7070 is excited to announce the 2022 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium, May 26-29, 2022 taking place at the beautiful Ganaraska Forest Centre, an environmentally sensitive, overnight outdoor education facility located in the heart of the majestic Ganaraska Forest just north of Port Hope! The 3 night experience is geared toward youth between the ages of 17-23 and will offer an inspiring program: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Indigenous Culture, Hands-on Activities, Group Dynamics, Toastmasters/Public Speaking, Outdoor Survival and GPS Geocache adventures along with camp fires, friendship and tonnes of fun and learning!!!  All this for only $299 per participant which covers all programs, accommodation, and meals.  Rotary Clubs are encouraged to find and sponsor eligible participants within their community, as well as members of the Rotaract and Interact Clubs that they host.  There are only 30 spots available so act fast!  For inquiries and to receive a registration form, please contact PDG Mark Chipman at 
  • 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: Clementine
Sharing Pot: $21 won by R Chris who donated it to the Foundation.
Happy Bucks: winning Super Bowl Pool, welcome to our newest member, always happy and if not makes himself happy, Congratulations to Steven S our newest member, wonderful people to be here with, sunshine now, opportunity to perform and raise some funds March 5.
Rotary Minute:
One of Rotary's Area of Focus - Water and Sanitation
We support local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation and hygiene to more people every day. We don't just build wells and walk away. We share our expertise with community leaders and educators to make sure our projects succeed long term.
Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre
Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre in Cobourg is promoting getting help, teaching and training men and boys healthy masculinity.
We watched the short Youtube video ''.
White Ribbon Campaign presents 'Day After Day' for too many women and children in lockdown, gender -based violence has become a pandemic within a pandemic. White Ribbon Campaign's DayAfterDay video depicts the impact of gender-based violence in one family and calls on men and boys to reject Gender-based violence and commit to change.
At Cornerstone they are committed to engaging men and boys in discussion to end gender -based violence and encourage those seeking help to reach out.
Visit to view the full video and learn more about how to promote healthy masculinities, seek guidance and contribute to a future without gender-based violence. Please note this video depicts abuse and may be impactful for viewers.
See the documents attached to this report to learn what you can do or visit the White Ribbon web site.
Service Above Self