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Brighton Rotary News Sept 7 2022
Members: 10
Guests: Terri Lynn Jenkins and District Governor Iosif Ciosa
1.  Foundation Walk - Every non covid year our district, 7070, holds a Walk to raise awareness and money for the Rotary Foundation
Foundation is the charity arm of Rotary international.  The money raised by the Foundation goes to support the good works that Rotarians achieve each year worldwide.
The mission of the Foundation is…helping Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace by improving health, providing quality education and alleviating poverty.
The Walk this year is being held at Cullen Gardens, Whitby and is hosted by the Durham Rotary Clubs on Sunday September 25 from 10-2pm. There will be walks of differing lengths, so everyone can participate. Bring your family, bring you pets. Lunch will be provided.
The Walk encourages us to donate money annually. The Foundation program is “Every Rotarian Every Year”.  Our club Foundation Committee is responsible for soliciting the membership.  You will be hearing me asking the club for donations for the next few weeks. Donations can be made in the form of a cheque
2. District 7070 is looking for Rotarians who are interested in leading our District as Governor in the 2025-26 Rotary year – July 1, 2025 to June 30, 2026.  
All Rotary Clubs in District 7070 are invited to submit suggestions to me on or before Friday, January 6th, 2023. Nomination forms should be scanned and sent by email to  Receipt of each form will be made by return email. Please retain the original form.
Please use the attached nomination form, noting that each club may suggest only one of its own members as a candidate for the position of Governor-Nominee (term of office begins July 1, 2025) as per Rotary International By-Law 14.020.4. Also attached are District Election Guidelines provided by Rotary International.  As per District 7070 Policies & Procedures Point 5.4.2, page 5 of 22, such a submission shall be in the form of a resolution, adopted at a regular meeting of the club, properly certified by the secretary, and accompanied by a resume or biographical sketch of the suggested Rotarian
Duly-nominated candidates will be interviewed on the evening of Wednesday January 25th, 2023 in Meeting Room 2 at the Whitby Public Library. 
According to our District 7070 Guideline of Policy and Procedure, the Nominating Committee consists of four past district governors, preferably the immediate four Past District Governors if available, plus the current Governor who acts as chair. Note that the District Governor Elect (DGE) and the District Governor Nominee (DGN) are invited to attend the interviews, but do not have the right to vote.
3. September is Rotary International’s Basic Education and Literacy Month. Rotary’s goal is to empower communities to support basic education and Literacy, reduce gender disparity in education and increase adult literacy. 
World Literacy Day is coming up on September 8th. Literacy Day serves as a reminder of the Importance of Literacy for individuals and society.
4. Update on the the 2022-2023 Strategic Plan (see attached)
To help continue to make an ever greater impact, the District Leadership Team has been working to update the Strategic Action Plan for 2022-2023 (see attached).   Reach out to your Assistant Governor if you need help or have any questions. 
We have created a new Strategic Direction Role role this year to help with the tactics on how to reach our goals. Prince Kumar is the chair of the new role, he has been working with the DG and DLT to update the Strategic Action Plan . If you have any questions or need help please reach out to Prince at
Upcoming Events in our District: Check the District Website for more info
5.  Up coming Club events in the District include:
Ajax Family Funfest Saturday 10th September & Sunday 11th September
Port Perry Pedlars Sunday 11th of September 
3rd Durham Region Children's Business Fair Sunday 10th of September
6.  Rotary Leadership Institute levels 1, 2 and 3 available this fall via Zoom
District 7070 RLI Part 1 -Sep 14, 21 and 28th 2022 (6pm to 7:30pm)
District 7070 RLI Part 2 Oct 12, 19, 26 2022
District 7070 RLI Part 3 Nov 9,16,23 2022
7.  Several days ago, I had a conversation with the main principles operating  the resettlement of Ukrainian families in Brighton (HUGS). Apparently, the first family that arrived in Brighton several months ago will be moving into a rental home on October 1st. They are in need of many items, including:-
- Queen or king size bed, mattress and box spring.
- Night stands and dresser.
- A children's single bed, dresser and desk (for the children's room).
- Couch and chair for the living room.
- An area rug for the living room.
- Kitchen table and chairs to accommodate 4 to 6 people.
- Fridge, stove, washer, dryer and dishwasher.
- Desk for an adult and a table for painting.
- Serving pieces and utensils (they have dishes).
- Laundry hamper.
- Sheets for the beds plus pillows.
- Snow shovel.
- Lawn mower for next spring.
If you can provide any of these items or can assist in other ways, then please contact:-
Rhonda at 905-213-7558 E-mail:, or Lena at 613-885-9809 E:mail:
A few of the items have already been donated. It shows, once again, the caring within our Community.\
Chris Reed
Smile: blush
A man met a beautiful lady and he decided he wanted to marry her right away. She protested, 'But we don't know anything about each other.'
He replied, 'That's all right, we'll learn about each other as we go along.'
So she consented, and they were married and went on a honeymoon to a very nice resort.
One morning, they were lying by the pool when he got up off his towel, climbed up to the 10 meter board and did a two and a half tuck gainer, entering the water perfectly, almost without a ripple. This was followed by a three rotations in jackknife position before he again straightened out and cut the water like a knife. After a few more demonstrations, he came back and lay down on his towel.
She said, 'That was incredible.'
He said, 'I used to be an Olympic diving champion. You see, I told you we'd learn more about each other as we went along.'
So she got up, jumped in the pool and started doing laps, She was moving so fast that the froth from her pushing off at one end of the pool would hardly be gone before she was already touching the other end. She did laps in freestyle, breast stroke, even butterfly! After about 30 laps, completed in mere minutes, she climbed back out of the pool and lay down on her towel, barely breathing heavy.
He said, 'That was incredible! Where you an Olympic endurance swimmer?'
'No.' she said, 'I was a hooker in Halifax and I worked both sides of the barbour.'
  • Next board meeting will be held at R Chris's home on Sept 13th.
  • We are looking for speakers
  • Foundation Walk pledge sheet passed around.
  • R Steve will present 8 ball singing trophy to the Rotary Club of Wellington next week. Any withing to attend let R Steve know.
  • Applefest Food Booth September 24. Duty roster circulated. ADG Rick Riley will help in afternoon
  • Spring Valley Public School open house BBQ Thursday September 15th.
  • R Clay - Elizabeth has met with Human Rights lawyer.
  • Jinni from Trenton Rotary asking about starting up Rotary Spelling Bee for 2023. Next meeting Sept 20.
  • R Steve suggested we may want to schedule social to Capitol Theatre in Port Hope in December for Panto - Sleeping Beauty?
  • Bottle drive suggested for Saturday October 1.
  • Brighton will participate in Diners and Duffers in 2023. First Zoom meeting to be September 21.
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: Hello Rotarians
Sharing Pot: $23 won by R Jeff who donated it to the Rotary Foundation.
Happy Bucks: to hear DG Iosif and meet in person, great talk and educational, presentation, out again, time out of busy schedule to meet with us, vacation in Mexico and needed vacation on return home, could hear DG Iosif, foot getting better, trip to Ireland for 2 weeks starts next week, for all you do, happy to be here, immigrated to Toronto Forest Hill area in '81.
Rotary Minute:
R Clay shared about Rotary Programs of Scale Grants
Programs of scale grants are competitive grants designed to respond to a need that a community has identified. They will benefit a large number of people in a significant geographic area using a sustainable, evidence based intervention with measurable outcomes and impact. Each grant will support, for three to five years, activities that align with one or more of Rotary's areas of focus.
Key points about programs of scale grants:
Programs of scale grants should:
  • Address a clearly defined need that reflects community priorities and engages its leaders.
  • Be supported by a Rotary club or district and implemented with an experienced partner, such as a nongovernmental organization, private institution, or government entity, to assist with program design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation requirements.
  • Use Rotarian leadership to guide the project to succeed, because these grants should not simply transfer resources to partner organizations.
  • Include activities that can be adapted for use by other communities with similar needs.
Each year, one approved project will receive $2 million from the Rotary Foundation's World Fund. Applicants are strongly encouraged to supplement Foundation funding with resources from multiple other sources.
The first program of scale grant was awarded in 2021 to 'Partners for a Malaria Free Zambia', a program led by Rotary members in Zambia and the United States.
The second grant was awarded to 'Together for Healthy Families in Nigeria' led by Rotarians in Nigeria and Germany.
DG Iosif's 2022 Presentation to Brighton Rotary
R Steve B introduced DG Iosif.
Iosif (iosef) Ciosa MA. MBA.
Iosif joined Rotary in 2012 at the suggestion of a former member who recognized in Iosif a commitment to, and a passion for, the values for which Rotary stands. In the years since, Iosif has truly embraced the “Service above Self” motto by serving in many capacities across Rotary.
In 2014, just two years after joining, he became the 64th President of the Rotary Club of Toronto Forest Hill. At the District Level, he has served on multiple committees and, as Assistant District Governor, supported the Rotary Clubs of Bay Bloor, Toronto West, Parkdale High Park Humber and Toronto Danforth.
In late 2015, the Rotary Club of Toronto Forest Hill presented Iosif with the Paul Harris Recognition. More recently, he served on the board of Boxing Ontario in the role of Director of Marketing. Currently, he is honoured to have been asked to serve as President of the Rotary Club of Etobicoke in the year the club is celebrating its 90th anniversary.
Iosif’s academic achievements include a Bachelor of Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, a Masters in Diplomatic Studies from Leicester University in England and a Masters in Business Administration with a focus on International Business and Marketing from both the University of Nottingham in England and the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany.
In his professional life, Iosif is a dynamic and results-driven Business Development Consultant, agile in seizing opportunities that drive growth and revenues. He is an innovative thinker who identifies new and better ways to drive business growth while managing the delicate interplay among strategy, marketing, relationship management and sales.
Iosif lives in Etobicoke with his better half Maggie, a staunch supporter of his work with Rotary. Maggie has joined Iosif in numerous hands-on projects, including the Beaujolais Nouveau Fundraising Celebration (now in its 10th year), and Toronto Ribfest. Together, they enjoy cooking, travelling and long walks. For the past few years, they have made an annual pilgrimage to the home of Maggie’s parents in Poland.
Iosif, is humbled to have been chosen to serve as District Governor in our great District 7070 in the 2022-23 Rotary year.
A little extra we learned was that Iosif immigrated to Canada with his family in 1981, when he was 14. Originally from Romania and while the family spent some time in Italy, because he was good with languages, he worked as interpreter.
Iosif's power point presentation is attached to this Service Wheel.
Iosif's presentation is about the Year Ahead.
He first provided an overview of the District Leadership Team. As DG he serves for 3 years on the Leadership team, a year as DG elect, a second year as DG and third year as past DG.
There are several leadership committees including a new one 'Strategic Directions' who's primary function is to make sure decisions are implemented.
This year we also have a Disaster Response team chaired by R Michael Parker from the Cobourg Rotary Club.
Iosif described the 'Imagine Rotary' theme logo for this year, designed by an indigenous artist from Australia. The circle with 7 dots around representing Rotary's 7 areas of focus. The dash under it represents a digging stick or to get things done. The purple colour for Polio eradication, the green for the environment and white for peace.
RI President Jennifer Jones wants clubs to partner with other service clubs.
Rotaractors are new 'Rotary Clubs' this year. In D7070 host Rotary Clubs are being asked to cover Rotaract Club district dues to transition into the full costs over a few years. Rotaract Clubs minimum age is >18 but no upper age limit unless club decides. Rotaractors have the same rights as Rotarians.
Rotary is growing, now over 1.4 million world wide. Also looking at 'cause based' clubs such as teachers or families. Also hybrid clubs with members in person and via zoom.
Strategic Plan for D7070 highlights:
encourage clubs to add a 'join us' buttom on their website.
looking to make a $2.5 million impact locally in the District
Clubs encouraged to collaborate
Setting up a club dashboard on website
Foundation fund raising goal is $1.17 million Canadian
Establish Diversity and Equity / Inclusion committee in clubs
Be creative!
Important Dates
Sept 18 and 19 President's trip to Chicago
Sept 25 Foundation Walk in Whitby
October 14 to 16 District Conference with great speakers - We Have A Dream. Prices just went up.
RI convention in Melbourne Australia May 27 - 31, 2023
Thanks for Making a Difference.
Service Above Self