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January 11, 1992
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January 12, 2012
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Brighton Rotary News Jan 11 2019
Members: 14
Guests: Exchange Student Eloisa de Castro Costa from Brazil, Capt. Jeff Morehouse.
  • Holiday Wishes card from Lower Trent Conservation.
  • Thank you letter for donation from The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 100. We made their day!
  • Request for support from Rotary Club in Petrich Bulgaria. They are looking for help to improve conditions for mothers and newborns in the maternity ward in the town of Petrich.
  • Relay for Life request to Rotary Club of Brighton as $1,000 sponsor for Luminary event in 2019.
  • Board meeting at R Murray's home - Tuesday January 22 at 6:30pm
  • Valentine's Dance scheduled for Thursday February 14th, 7pm to 11pm with DJ. Tickets will be $25 each. Notice will go out to other clubs.
  • Regular meeting Friday February 15th will be cancelled.
  • Brighton Rotary Auction and Dinner May 11, 2019
  • Brighton Rotary is 30 - June 2019.
  • District Conference next year - Rotary Muskoka Style at JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort and Spa - October 25 - 27, 2019. Early registration fee $299. Rooms at special rate of $135 / night while they last.
  • No Frills Raffle planned for March. Duty roster being circulated. We start the weekend of March 22 leading up to Easter.
  • Northumberland Rotary Music Festival in 2019.R Jeff W attended meeting January 8th. They are looking for photographer for first week of April. May be small cost to clubs.
  • Brighton / Colborne Rotary Clubs joint application to send an ENSS student to Adventures in Citizenship in spring 2019 accepted. R Daphne reported that Colborne Club is sharing cost. We are responsible for students travel costs.
  • R Daphne also reported on Camp Enterprise for 2019. Looking for sponsors, mentors and drivers. Camp will be May 2 to 4 at Trent University.
Eloisa's Report:
1. She said she had 3 Christmas's.
2. She is training for track at ENSS. She is not a runner so she is trying jumping.
3. Dr. Vanessa Cruvinel and her husband Rogerio Cruvinel from Brazil returned to Brazil yesterday. Vanessa has asked Eloisa to pursue a local Rotary partner from D7070. She is planning on giving Vanessa's presentation to Campbellford Club.
4. She is back volunteering at Brighton Clothing Depot today.
5. She is working on a Youth Exchange web site to share experiences with others at home.
6. DG Mary Lou has invited Eloisa to Women in Rotary Celebration later this month. Mary Lou has asked if she has more Christmas Cards to sell so Eloisa will make some more.
7. She advised that she and R Joyce will do the Polar Plunge.
8. January 4 to 6 she went to Minden with D7080 trip for dog sledding. She shared pictures and what an awesome time she had. She walked on a frozen river. She rolled over sled with another girl in sled. They went dog sledding on perfect day on Sunday, it was snowing and enjoyable day. She said she was 4th Brazilian to attend this venue - they put pins in global map from where they are from. The students played games, card games from different countries and they ate a lot. They also played Canadian Trivia game. 
Song: no song today.
50/50: $17 won by R Rudy who donated it to Foundation.
Happy Bucks:  Presentation and appreciate work of the Pond Hockey organizers, good Christmas, grandchildren, trying to bring Tokar from Nepal over on work permit, sun shining, dance tonight, Eloisa's enthusiasm and spirit, final exam tomorrow, family all healthy and all attended Christmas celebration, won first game curling this season, Jeff Dumon tickets, Batawa Ski hill 60 years old, being principle at Batawa School that no longer exists.
Rotary Minute: R Jeff W shared that there are 64 million displaced persons in the world, many in refugee camps or just homeless. Uganda has about 1. 5 million refugees and in 1 camp there is the first Rotaract club formed in a refugee camp. They formed in 2016 and are working to improve conditions in the camp. Refugees have a lot to offer given a chance. They establish businesses and innovation withing the camps.
CFB Pond Hockey Classic 2019
R Mark introduced Capt. Jeff Morehouse. R Mark thanked Jeff and all the staff at CFB Trenton for the work they do for us.
Jeff said he enjoys visiting the various service clubs to see the energy and good works that we all accomplish.
This is the 8th annual Pond Hockey Classic. They have raised $272,000 for their two principle charities - Wounded Warriors and Trenton Memorial Hospital. There is an emphasis with Wounded Warriors related to PTSD.
The theme this year is 'Teams'. We all accomplish so much more when we work in teams. Including the Trenton Hospital and Wounded Warriors. But also the Pond Hockey organizing committee and service clubs.
He went on to describe some of the events this year. Pond Hockey Classic will be February 1 to 3. On the Friday night is their banquet. They have guest speakers, this year a couple who will share story of partner with PTSD and effect on spouse as well. Also retired NHL hockey player. They have some professional bike frames to auction off (frames are very light). Dress is business casual and hockey jerseys are okay, even encouraged.
Then Saturday the tournaments starts at 8am. 5 rinks going with about 40 teams playing 4 on 4, no goalie and 30 minute games. They have competitive and non-competitive teams. Women and men's teams. They currently have 15 teams registered. They play all day Saturday even under lights in the evening.
For families, between 10am and 2pm they have a winter jubilee with smore's, horse drawn rides, snow sculptures, snow shoeing and more.
From 6pm to 11pm they have 'classic pub' night with a live band.
Sunday is all serious playoffs only. They will wrap up by 3pm.
They are looking for volunteers. They have great sponsors. It is an enjoyable weekend. Not only do they raise money for their two charities but raise awareness as well.
R Mark thanked Jeff.
Service Above Self