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Brighton Rotary news Oct 18 2019
Members: 11
Guests: Inbound exchange student Daniella from the Faro Islands, Wendy Pringle daughter of R Murray
1. Request from Daphne from the ENSS Interact Club for support for the Trees for Trees program in Uganda. Colborne Club is also participating.
Smile: blush
R Craig shared this 'true' story: He once had a talking dog. When a talent scout came through, he took his dog to the audition studio. After some doubt, he was given a trial.
Craig asked his dog what is on top of houses. The dog said Roof, Roof. That was not good enough for scout.
Second try, Craig asked his dog who was greatest baseball player. The dog said Ruth, Ruth.
Talent scout had enough and sent them home.
On the way home, the dog said to Craig, maybe he should have said DiMaggio.
  • cards passed around for R Patty and R Mark wishing them well.
  • R Emily is starting the Coats for kids program for this year. We have been contacted by Knights of Columbus offering to help. R Emily has responded and we will gratefully accept their help.
  • R Ricardo is looking for Youth Exchange Councillor to help with program.
  • POD#2 to organize speakers / program for November.
  • Directors meeting Tuesday October 22 at R Murray's home. 6:30pm at 10 Mill Road.
  • Request from Cornerstone Northumberland who offer services to women and children across the County. They offer to come talk to the club.
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.'
  • World Polio Day October 24
  • RLI November 16
Daniella's Report:
Daniella offered an educational moment for Rotarians concerning the Faroe Islands. Today the weather:
Faroe Islands are north but moderating effect of north Atlantic. She said average temperature is 12 Celsius. If it hits 18 it is a day to celebrate.
Winter typically about 5 C. They can get freezing temperatures, but not very cold or for long. When they get snow it only stays maybe three days.
Typically a lot of fog and rain.
Summer days are long but short in winter.
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: When You're Smiling
Sharing: $17 won by R Jeff who donated $10 to Foundation, and $7 to Daniella.
Happy Bucks: daughter joining for breakfast, just happy, to be here, Thanksgiving, vegetarian stuffing, good week, always happy, wonderful presentation, good weekend at cousins, kitchen getting close to being complete, grandkids for weekend, visit daughter in Ottawa, Thanksgiving weekend and two turkey dinners, Rudy pictures as a young man.
Rotary Minute: R Jeff shared story of finding homeless person outside bank this morning and efforts to get them help.
The first Rotary clubs in Asia were in Manila and Philippines and Shanghai in China, each in July 1919. Rotary International immediately began encouraging these clubs to recruit local Chinese members 'believing that when a considerable number of the native business and professional men have been so honoured the clubs will be successful.
In 1920 as part of the chartering of new clubs in India and Japan, Rotary International formally established that racial restrictions for membership could not be allowed. This was formalized at Legislative deliberations in June 1921 and became part of the Rotary Constitution.
Rotary Clubs in the last  decades of the 20th century became open to gay and lesbian members.
Liesje Wagner Classification
Pres Daniel introduced R Liesje.
She noted that I gave her about 35 hours to prepare, so her presentation was thrown together. Quite the life so far.
Liesje was born in Holland. The family immigrated to Canada in 1956.
Her father got into sailing, he had a 24' Shark as his first boat. That changed her life.Liesje enjoyed challenges of sailing, even saving an overturned boat in lake when they were out in bad weather (hurricane). She enjoyed the circle of friends they had through sailing. She had lots of fun. They took a long trip sailing to Bahamas in which Liesje took three months off work to help her father with trip. This trip was on a 40' Yankee Clipper. She says her dad can do anything.
Liesje has a boat in Nova Scotia that she misses - Jenna.
In High School she was a high achiever, A+ student, president of student council. Valedictorian.
She went to York University but did not finish. Norms holding women back in those years were a problem. She was effectively forced out of math and sciences getting barely pass to move her along, but not enough for her to progress.
She did go to University of Guelph, Wilfred Laurier and one of the Colleges.
She worked for time at Ontario Hydro.
She acts including musicals, has modeled, studied art, and freelance artist. She is the author of two books under name of Tina Asanti.
She makes videos and has been since her early 30's. She enjoys this a lot. She has made videos for fund raisers and many other types. With digital editing she doesn't need a studio but can do it herself.
She enjoys making costumes for performances.
Liesje enjoys life with partner Andy Smith.
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