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Member Birthdays
Ricardo Melendro
February 7
February 8
Victoria Weir
February 18
Join Date
February 14, 1997
23 years
Rudy Wagner
February 20, 2015
5 years
Mar 06, 2020 7:00 AM
Brian Todd Memorial Community Fund
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Russell Hampton
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Brighton Rotary News Feb 28 2020
Members: 7
Guests: Inbound Exchange Student Daniella from the Faro Islands, Rotarian Rob Leek from the Picton Rotary Club with their inbound exchange student Anne-Sophie Faillant
  1. Thank you card from the Brighton Christmas Hamper Volunteer Committee to the club for volunteers and for donation to offset food costs.
  2. Thank you card from Brighton and District Figure Skating Club for donation.
  3. Receipt and thanks from the Municipality of Brighton for donation to the Skateboard Park as well as the summer Concerts in the Park program.
  4. Request for support from Smithfield Public School Parent Council towards planned improvements to their outdoor classroom and playground.
  5. Contact made from Sunny Days Camp Program for support (more information to follow).
  6. Karen White, Volunteer President for the Hastings, Prince Edward and Brighton Canadian Cancer Society asking if Brighton Rotary will once again be the Luninary Sponsor for the Quinte West / Brighton Relay for Life.
  7. Request from Brighton Soccer Club to sponsor team for the 2020 season.
Smile: blush
R Craig's uncle Clyde while out cod jigging several years ago was lost at sea. He was stranded on an island for many years when he found an old bottle. After washing it up a Genie appeared and offered him 3 wishes. His first wish was for a bottle of screech. The genie  presented for his first wish a bottle of screech, but she explained that this was a special bottle, that no matter how much he drank from it, the bottle would always be full. Uncle Clyde took a long drink and was fascinated that after his drink the bottle was truly still full.  He was so impressed that for his next two wishes he asked for two more bottles.
  • Next club directors meeting will be Tuesday March 24 at 6:30pm at home of President Daniel.
  • POD#1 to organize speakers for March!!
  • From Cornerstone notice that March 4th will be International Women's Day
  • Thanks to Gary Sharpe the Club has a gift certificate for a bowling party at Presquile Lanes. It is good for 36 people for 2 hours of bowling. Good to May 28th.
  • Diners and Duffers booklets expected to be available by March 21.
  • No Frills Raffle starting March 13th with duty roster circulated. Lots of opportunity to serve.
  • Brazilian water project has funds committed to go to next step, formal RI application. Vanessa and Rogerio were in Toronto recently but were unable to visit Brighton.
  • R Joyce coordinating Adventures in Citizenship program with ENSS. This Rotary sponsored event takes place in Ottawa late April.
  • ENSS graduation ceremony will be Thursday June 25th.
  • Loyalist College Spring Awards Ceremony will be March 3 at noon at the Link Lounge. (Brighton Rotary bursary to be presented).
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Ed Zylka is organizing fundraiser in memory of  Bill Patchett to send kids to YMCA camp. Cost is $250 to send kid to camp for week. We can designate Brighton kids to camp. YMCA Wing Fling - deep fried wings and fries on site, live bands and a wing eating contest. Last year with over 400 people attending. Event raises funds for the YMCA strong communities campaign.
  • 2020 Rotary District Conference theme is 'Heroes and Champions' and will be held at Toronto Weston Prince Hotel October 23-25, 2019.
  • Northumberland Sunrise holding 'Men Who Cook vs. Women Who Sizzle' fundraiser at Port Hope Recreation Centre, 62 McCaul Street, Saturday March 28th at 6pm. Tickets $45 each. R Steve cooking.
  • An evening to rethink plastics hosted by Rotary Etobicoke - Wednesday April 15, 2020. See attached flyer.
  • Rotary District 7070 is going to the Dominican Republic March Break 2021. A service opportunity - sweat equity. An information session to be held Wednesday March 4th. Info available digitally too. See attached flyer.
  • D7070 Curling Bonspiel (funspiel) to be held March 22, 2020 from 9am to 1pm at the Oshawa Golf and Curling Club. $50 /person or $200 for team. Lunch provided. Register teams on D7070 website.
  • D7070 Instagram contest. Deadline March 15. Winner will receive $500 towards a community service project of Club's choice, either local or international.
  • Etobicoke Rotary celebrating 90 years March 29th.
  • Rotary Club of Oshawa celebrating 100 years. Tickets limited to 250. Order by March 6th through Charles Bridle at 905-242-4217 or email
  • Position of DG for D7070 for the Rotary year 2022 - 2023 will be Iosif Ciosa from the Rotary Club of Etobicoke.
Daniella's Report:  
Daniella went downhill skiing at Batawa for first time last Friday. She only fell twice in 4 hours of skiing.
Last weekend with inbound and outbound exchange students they attended Ganaraska Forest for orientation including snow shoeing and survival training.
She has to catch up with school home work.
This weekend she is going dog sledding in Minden area. R Joyce attending as well as student Anne-Sophie who joined us for breakfast this morning.
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: Frere Jacques
Sharing: $15 won by R Rudy who donated funds to the Foundation.
Happy Bucks: Dominican, Rotary, having fun, enjoy the company, for supporting Youth Exchange, to be there for students, visiting Eloisa, dog sledding this weekend, for guests today, light now when we meet, smiles from Daniella.
Rotary Minute:  February is Peacebuilding and conflict prevention month.
New POD's for 2020
POD#1 - Murray, Chris, Joyce, Victoria, Mark, Jeff W and Steve
POD#2 - Ricardo, Jeff P, Emily, Craig, Rudy, Liesje, Clay
Service Above Self