Upcoming Events
Brighton Rotary's 30th Anniversary
Smoke House to King Edward Park
Jun 14, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
District Year End Celebration
Jul 07, 2019
President's BBQ
Jul 16, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Brighton Rotary Street Dance
Brighton Main Street
Jul 27, 2019
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jeff Wheeldon
June 10
Keith Joyce
June 27
Spouse Birthdays
Elinor Joyce
June 24
Peter Parmentier
June 25
Myrle Mathurin
David Henry
June 7
Jeff Wheeldon
Andrea Wheeldon
June 28
Steven Blakey
Allison Blakey
June 29
Join Date
June 14, 1989
30 years
Jun 14, 2019 7:00 AM
30th Anniversary Celebration and unveiling plaque at King Edward Park
Jun 21, 2019 7:00 AM
New Municipal CAO introduction
Jun 28, 2019 7:00 AM
Club business
Jul 05, 2019 7:00 AM
ENSS Hope Project
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Photo Albums
Honour Past Rotarian Al Ronneberger
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
Brighton News June 14 2019
Members: 17 plus Honorary Rotarians Jeff Brace and Bob Burke
Guests: our exchange student Eloisa from Brazil, Rotarian Daryl Strogryn from Cobourg Rotary Club, Kirsten and Dieter Ernst
Smile for Week:
R Murray shared an experience with R Mark - On a flight from Dublin to Toronto the steward advised the 103 passengers of a crisis, that they only had a total of 40 meals on board. Therefore, they were offering to anyone willing to forgo there meal, they would provide free drinks on the flight. Hours later there was a second announcement advising that they still had 40 meals available.
  • Board meeting was held at R Patty's home - Tuesday June 11th. Minutes will be distributed shortly.
  • Next board meeting will be at R Daniel's home - Tuesday July 23 at 6:30pm
  • R Chris advised that if anyone  wishes to make a donation to Foundation for this year, please give Chris cheque today.
  • R Chris issued invoices for annual dues to members today. These are due July 1, 2019.
  • Rotary Spelling Bee was held June 8th at Trenton High School. Junior's (grades 4, 5 and 6) winner was a young man from Albert College. The Intermediate (grades 7 & 8) winner was from Belleville Christian School. R Joyce and R Steve enjoyed the event. Elosia was dressed as a 'B' to interact and have pictures taken with the students.
  • R Bob made the paper for the Library opening however, no Rotary pin was visible.
  • R Clay circulated duty roster for the Street Dance July 27th.
  • R Murray is organizing the Interclub BBQ. Don't be surprised to get tap on shoulder.
  • R Joyce has accepted responsibility as President Elect for the club.
  • Video and pictures of Camp Enterprise Teams now in hand.
  • Rotary Club of Brighton donation to skate park - committee would like photo op on Thursday June 20th. Time to be determined. Please advise Pres Patty if you can represent the club for this.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Wellington Rotary Fundraiser Dinner - Saturday August 10, 2019 starting at 5:30pm at Highline Hall.
  • 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.'
Eloisa's Report:
Eloisa attended Quinte Sunrise yesterday and presented the Brazil garbage picker project and raised more money for water filters.
Vanessa and Rogerio have another club in Seatle Washington on board to support the project.
Rotaract Club in Brazil is on board to support project and are holding a soccer tournament as a fund raiser.
Song: Edelweiss
Sharing: $19 won by R Clay who donated it to Foundation.
Happy Bucks:  for presentation (there was none), almost 100% attendance today, no more rain soon? lost passport but found citizenship card and after first refusal was accepted, honouring past R Al, 30th anniversary, glad to be here, happy, buzz bee, go Raptors, wish fathers well, trip next week to Florida to shop and pool, evening at Park listening to Bentwood Rocker, international flavour, to Munich in September.
Rotary Minute: R Daphne shared information of WASRAG - Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group. The biggest killer of children under the age of five is unsafe water. WASRAG is helping Clubs build a better future for their communities with projects such as:
Implementing rainwater harvesting
Building toilets and sanitation systems
Digging wells and drilling boreholes
Building dams and gully plugs, recharging the aquifer
Building local capacity, changing behaviour
Working with NGO's, CBO's to create self sufficiency
Setting up factories to build slow-sand filters
At this moment, 900 million people in the world do not have access to a source of safe water within 1 km of their home.
2.5 billion lack access to adequate sanitation. 1 in 4 in the developing world has none.
Women in developing countries walk an average of 6kms daily to get water and carry as much as 20 kg.
Past Rotarian Al Ronneberger
After breakfast this morning, we all made our way to the Rotary Pavilion at King Edward Park.
There President Patty and R Daniel unveiled plaque on one of the benches to honour past Rotarian Al Ronneberger.
Mayor Brian Ostrander recognized the work of Rotary in the community.
R Daniel acknowledged that past R Al, as a local businessman and a member of the Rotary Club of Colborne in 1988 recognized that the Town of Brighton should have a Rotary Club. So Rotarian Al organized a committee and the Rotary Club of Colborne sponsored the Rotary Club of Brighton that was chartered 30 years ago on June 14, 1989. Brighton Rotary exists because of Al's vision.
Service Above Self