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Brighton Rotary News Aug 24 2022
Members: 8
Guests: Terri Lynn Jenkins, Kelly Peterson and Colleen Williams
1. General update and request for support from Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation.
2. R7070 Foundation Seminar Saturday November 19th in Oshawa starting at 9am
3.The Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. is District 7070's newest club.  Our first fundraiser is the sale of official orange t-shirts, the proceeds of which will support of Indigenous charities and our own charitable account. Why not coordinate your order with other club members to get free shipping?  Please feel free to forward this to your friends, family, and coworkers, and ask them to support the cause and order a shirt, too!  The Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. appreciates your support!
4. Good morning Emily, Quick note to acknowledge your letter of thanks, interestingly, the week before the dance I received a call from the CAO asking a bunch of questions and I simply said.. you know, this is a good thing,  let's just do what we can to help and keep everyone safe and happy..  glad that worked out. All the best to you and your fellow Rotarians,  Mayor Brian Ostrander
Smile: blush
At an Irish wedding the following question was asked:
"Would all the married men please stand next to the one person who has made your life worth living."
The bartender was almost crushed to death.
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Chris's home on Sept 13th.
  • We are looking for speakers
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24. Duty roster circulated.
  • District Governor schedule to speak to us September 7th.
  • R Clay - Elizabeth met with Human Rights lawyer.
  • Jinni from Trenton Rotary asking about starting up Rotary Spelling Bee for 2023? First meeting was Aug 23 and next Sept 20.
  • R Steve suggested we may want to schedule social to Capitol Theatre in Port Hope in December for Panto - Sleeping Beauty?
  • R Chris had a couple used Rotary clothing for members.
  • Bottle drive suggested for Saturday October 1.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Foundation Walk at Heber Downs Conservation area / Cullen Gardens - September 25th.
  • We Have A Dream - District Conference October 14 to 16 at Nottawasaga Inn.
  • World Polio Day 2022 Live from Durham College October 20 from 6pm to 8pm.
  • 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: When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Sharing Pot: $23 won by R Clay who donated it to the Rotary Foundation.
Happy Bucks:  informative presentation, fine work they do at Community Care, Applefest for 1st time, grand daughter sky diving and didn't tell until after, good work in community, new knee Sept 28, Mexico with grandkids, Ireland in September, Brighton Community Care long history of good works, survived Belleville / Quinte Ribfest, NOTL and Shaw, end of grandkids visit soon, personal slaves, attended Queen's Plate - dress up and betting, coming home with $17, visit to other end of the County.
Rotary Minute:
R Rudy shared: Rotary Fellowships
In the festive atmosphere of a gala dinner, Rotary members raised glasses in toasts and kindled friendships in Lviv as the welcomed a group of Ukrainians to the International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians. The next day, the Ukrainian members showed visitors former Eastern Bloc aircraft at a military base that had become a general aviation field.
Just a few months later, Russian foces invaded Ukraine - and the new friendships became critical connections for support and supplies.
Rotary's global network has sent millions of dollars' worth of relief and medical supplies to help the people of Ukraine. Rotary Fellowships, which bring together members who have a shared interest or hobby, have amplified the impact of these efforts.
Members of the flying fellowship leapt into action to help their fellow pilots as soon as the war began. George Chaffey, then-world president of the fellowship, says he and other members quickly contacted the Ukrainian members, who have been instrumental in identifying the most effective ways to channel the assistance.
Community Care Northumberland Volunteer Peer Support
 R Joyce introduced Kelly and Colleen:
Kelly Peterson has been working for Community Care Northumberland as the Volunteer Peer Support Coordinator for the past 2.5 years.  Prior to her employment with CCN she worked at Extendicare Cobourg in the Activation Department and with WrapAround Northumberland as a facilitator. When not working, Kelly & her husband (Ken) are busy with their young family.  Her son is 6 and her daughter is 4 and they are quite active in local recreation activities.  Kelly & her husband also keep active by playing hockey, baseball & golf.
Kelly attended Brock University for Human Geography  & Loyalist College for the Developmental Service Work program followed by the Activation and Gerontology. She is very passionate about her work with the Volunteer Peer Support program and is excited to officially launch the program and to provide another resource for members of Northumberland County to utilize.
Colleen Williams joined Community Care Northumberland in March of 2021, taking on their new position as Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator. Colleen has lived in Port Hope since she was young, her family returning to the area to be closer to their very large extended family. She attended Port Hope High School before continuing her education at the University of Guelph to complete her degree in Adult Development.
Colleen has worked throughout Northumberland County at a number of long-term care homes as an activity aide and a marketing manager at Cobourg Retirement. She spends her free time volunteering for the ALS Society of Canada, an organization she is passionate about since her father was diagnosed with the disease seven years ago.
Colleen has enjoyed the move to working for a non-profit organization that is committed to helping the vulnerable population in her area.
Colleen Williams (she/her)
Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator
A copy of their Power Point presentation is attached.
The Volunteer Peer Support (VPS) program is new and was to start 3 years ago but was delayed due to COVID. Now going live!!
Currently they have 3 active clients, all part of the Health Network of Northumberland County.
In 2019 they were one of 24 Health Teams in the province to initiate three programs:
1. VPS
2. Paramedicine Program
3. Rural Outreach Clinics - they have one in Colborne
VPS volunteers go through a four day training program to become certified Wrap Around Coordinators. They set up teams to support older adults. For this program, the client is the centre, all about the client. The program is designed around the clients needs, very individual. Builds on strengths of older adult and the Team helps them facilitate their active living. Teams typically meet monthly but can be more often. They track their success.
It is a collaborative program, integrating the skills of all team members to help the client. It is to support all life support issues. It is the client's plan and to be community based, kept positive and outcome based.
There are four phases of the Wrap Around program. Volunteers always go in pairs and look to build relationships. Create a team who works with client to create the plan and then implement.
In November they have training planned and currently 8 volunteers signed up.
They are looking for volunteers for many programs including:
Meals on Wheels
Transportation - compensated $0.50/km
Wellness visits
Ed's House - requires 30 hours of training
Also paid positions for in home support like maintenance and house cleaning.
They serve about 5,000 residents in the County.
Service Above Self