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Joyce Cassin
November 14
Craig Harding
November 19
Rudy Wagner
November 22
Rudy Wagner
November 6
Nov 17, 2021 7:00 AM
District Grant final report - Water Collection
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Brighton Rotary News Nov 10 2021
WE HAVE A NEW HOME AND MEETING DAY -we meet Wednesday morning at 7am at the Brighton Gate Restaurant
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Our little story of From the Gift of the Heart:
Members: 9
Guests: Terry Lynn guest of R Daniel.
A friend of President Joyce's is in need of a drive for her husband Rod to Kingston General for cancer treatments. He has Wheels of Hope but they’re having a tough time finding drivers. If they do find drivers, your help won’t be needed, but it would sure put their minds at ease to at least have a backup driver if needed. I’m driving him Thursday, and he needs someone 16th, and 17th. The appointments are about 30 minutes. They will cover cost of gas. Please let me know if you can be a backup driver in the event Wheels of Hope has to cancel.
On behalf of the Rotary District 7010 Water First Project committee, we would like to extend our sincerest thanks for your club’s generous donation of $500 to our District Indigenous Focus Project - Water First.
Your donation will help us get to our goal of raising $125,000 to support this worthwhile project. In addition, your donation will have a positive impact upon the lives of not just individuals participating in the Water First Internship Program, but also will assist their communities with access to potable water.
If you have any questions at all about the Water First Internship Program, or know of any other organizations or individuals that may be interested in supporting this program, please feel free to pass on their contact information and we can arrange for a presentation by one of the members of our committee.
Thank you again for helping Rotary to address local water challenges in Indigenous communities.
Yours sincerely, Steve Meadley, Rotary District Governor 2021-2022
Northumberland Salvation Army
Just to give you an update on where we are: No Frills - we will be allowed in the store on Thursday and Friday starting Nov 25th.  They have the local Lions Club collecting for the local Christmas Hamper on Saturday and Sunday, so he does not want two different organizations in there at once.  And honeslty, we work a lot with The Lions Club, so we don't want to impede what they are doing. The manager, Chris, did tell me that Thursday and Friday are his busiest days.  So this is set.
Sobeys - this is still unclear. Due to the still existing COVID situation, the manager is waiting to hear from HO if they are allowed people in the store.  For the time being they are not even allowing The Legion in the store to distribute their poppies.  I will not allow volunteers to do something that I won't do for two hours, outside in the cold, specially since a lot of the Rotary members are elderly.  Same thing happened to us last year with The Beer Store, so we just put up one of our Tip Tap machines.
So as it stands for now, we are a go at No Frills for Thursday and Friday. With Sobey's we will have to wait and see. Any questions or concerns please let me know.
Yuri A. Castillo, Christmas Kettle Campaign Coordinator
Hello Joyce, It’s easy for a child to feel left out of the fun when their illness leads to missed school days, play dates and friendships. Let me introduce you to Meredith who lives in Brighton. For kids like Meredith, Starlight Great Escapes Wishes bring their families together to help make up for some lost time by creating fun-filled events for new memories and new friendships. These events include movie screenings, harbour cruises, holiday parties, sporting events, picnics and more! After a day spent with people who all truly understand what Meredith is going through, she is sure to go home with a renewed sense of strength and hope – and even some new friends! Designed for kids of all ages, illnesses and abilities, we’re making sure no one is left out of the adventures, especially now as we’re able to make up for lost time since March 2020. Starlight families and children who meet one another through these events have gone on to make lasting connections, friendships and support systems for life! With a $3,500 donation from the Brighton Rotary Club, we can ensure that Meredith and other Starlight children in Brighton can enjoy Great Escapes and lasting memories for all of 2022. Please reach out to me at 416-642-5675 ext. 2223 to discuss the Great Escapes program and how you can change thelife Meredith. Thank you, Greg
Smile: blush
What are cows lying in a field?
Past- ure bed time.
  • Next board meeting will be hosted by R Liesje on Tuesday November 23 at 6:30pm.
  • Brighton Rotary are registered to participate in Rotary Youth Exchange for 2022 / 2023. We are looking for host families and a student. At this time no apparent interest from ENSS students. We have been asked if we would however accept an inbound student?
  • The Hoselton Rotary Friendship Tree will sell for suggested retail price of $39.95. Trees are now available for sale.
  • We need a Rotary Youth Exchange Councillor that is not our President or on the District Committee
  • Diners and Duffers 2022. We are looking for three more 1/4 page black and white advertisers. Cost is $125.
  • Need speakers.
  • Is there interest and willingness by Rotarians to attend Port Hope's Capitol Theatre in December Miracle on Queen Street (COVID protocols apply).
  • R Liesje has organized a Paint Night for December 6th.
  • We can recycle old batteries, milk bags and old shoes through Rotarian Cheryl Sams of the Colborne Club.
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.
  • 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: Caissons Go Rolling Along
Sharing Pot: $17.50 to guest Terri Lynn who donated it to the club
Happy Bucks: birthday starting early, to be here, sitting beside nice lady, enjoy group, the passion Newfoundlander's remember veterans, Saturday night in Toronto seeing tribute band 'Blushing Brides' tribute to Rolling Stones, Remembrance Day at the Legion, another day of sunshine.
Rotary Minute:
R Clay reminded us of Canada's contribution and losses
We Will Remember Them
Canadian Casualty Rates (Killed and Wounded) in past wars.
WW1 - 620,00 served  Casualties 1 out of 3
WW2 - 1,000,000 served Casualties 1 out of 11
Korean War - 27,000 served Casualties 1 out of 16
Afghanistan War - 40,000 served Casualties 1 out of 20
Canadian Peacekeeping - 1947 to present
82 Missions - 125,000 served Fatalities 130
Approximately 118 Canadians were serving in peace operations as of August 31, 2021 (58 in UN missions).
Then R Clay recited 'In Flanders Fields'.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields.
Rotary 7070 Tuesday Talks October WASH-Rag
We watched the October District Tuesday Talk with R Ron Denham regarding WASH - Rag.
Water, Sanitary and Hygiene - Rotary Action Group.
To re-watch see it on Youtube
Note- we only watched Ron's presentation, not the full hour.
Service Above Self