Upcoming Events
Rotary Regional Spelling Bee
Trenton High School
Jun 08, 2019
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Brighton Rotary's 30th Anniversary
Smoke House to King Edward Park
Jun 14, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
District Year End Celebration
Jul 07, 2019
President's BBQ
Jul 16, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Brighton Rotary Street Dance
Brighton Main Street
Jul 27, 2019
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jeff Wheeldon
June 10
Keith Joyce
June 27
Spouse Birthdays
Elinor Joyce
June 24
Peter Parmentier
June 25
Myrle Mathurin
David Henry
June 7
Jeff Wheeldon
Andrea Wheeldon
June 28
Steven Blakey
Allison Blakey
June 29
Join Date
June 14, 1989
30 years
Jun 14, 2019 7:00 AM
30th Anniversary Celebration and unveiling plaque at King Edward Park
Jun 21, 2019 7:00 AM
New Municipal CAO introduction
Jun 28, 2019 7:00 AM
Club business
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Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
Brighton News June 7 2019
Members: 10
Guests: Isobel Flindall and Eloisa from Brazil
Smile for Week:
No jokes besides the ones sitting in the seats today.
  • Board meeting at R Patty's home - Tuesday June 11th at 6:30pm
  • Brighton Rotary is 30 - June 14, 2019. We will go to King Edward Park to unveil plaque on bench to remember Al Ronneberger. Maja advise that Kirsten and Dieter are expected to join us for breakfast and possibly Dagmar's mother and partner.
  • POD#1 to organize speakers for July.
  • Rotary Spelling Bee to be held June 8th at Trenton High School. Junior's (grades 4, 5 and 6) starts at 10am, Intermediate (grades 7 & 8) starts at 1pm.
  • Diners and Duffers books - R Chris is looking for final sales and cash to be brought in.
  • Big Give on June 1 went through about 1,100 hot dogs. Mike and Lori's No Frills donated the 1,000 hot dogs that Rotary provided. Reported that Rotarians Bob and Jeff survived if just. Need team of more than 4 next year.
  • R Chris circulated duty roster for Canada Day BBQ. Need a little more help.
  • R Chris advised that Municipality has reduced Applefest booth costs by half for service clubs. Do we participate and who will help. Call to go out shortly before we commit.
  • R Clay working to sort out insurance issue for Street Dance in July.
  • R Murray starting to organize Interclub BBQ. Don't be surprised to get tap on shoulder.
  • R Bob reminded us of Brighton Library Open House Saturday June 8th at 10am.
  • Bentwood Rocker opening new stage at Memorial Park for Concerts in the Park June 12 in Brighton.
  • Video and pictures of Camp Enterprise Teams now in hand.
  • R Chris encouraged any one wishing to make donation to Foundation, do so now before year end June 30, 2019.
Upcoming Rotary Events:
  • Wellington Rotary Fundraiser Dinner - Saturday August 10, 2019 starting at 5:30pm at Highline Hall.
  • 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.'
Eloisa's Report:
Eloisa passed the English proficiency test, but it was a stressful 10 days waiting for results.
She has been accepted to Algonquin College, now she needs funds from her parents to pay fees, sort out accommodation etc.
She will go home to Brazil August 8th.
She needs Student Visa.
Recently she went to Canada's Wonderland with other exchange students.
She has video from Brazil of families getting new water filters as part of the 'garbage picker' project. These filters were from funds she raised at the auction from guests.
Song: This Land is Your Land
Sharing: $15 won by R Rudy who donated it to Foundation.
Happy Bucks:  for presentation, motherhood and bonds, stimulating and encouraging presentation from youth, nursery almost complete, inspiring presentation, great fishing with brothers and son, fun with math, for being happy, young folks hope, happy to meet Rotarians, house coming together after being apart, chip monk in house and cats aware, going well, weekend and drier weather.
Rotary Minute: R Keith shared about Rotary Peace Centers. Empowering the Leaders of Tomorrow, strengthening the leaders of Today. Rotary Peace Fellows are social change leaders who are chosen for their ability to have a significant, positive impact on world peace throughout their careers. Through rigorous academic training, field experience, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution in their communities around the globe.
Isobel Flindall
R Steve introduced Isobel:
Isobel Flindall is a 16 year old grade 11 student at ENSS. She has been the president of the Interact Club for the second semester of this year, and has been elected to continue the position next year. She is also involved in the Brighton Leo Club and the ENSS Mathletes team. Isobel works part-time at the Brighton Public Library, and volunteers as a math tutor for younger high school students the school feels could benefit from the help. Her course-load tends towards maths and sciences, but she has also taken extended french and drama throughout her high school years.
Isobel approached Rotary this spring for support to attend SHAD as part of STEAM, a leadership and change making based summer program at Lakehead University this July. She was also our Adventures in Citizenship student this year.
Isobel has been a member of the ENSS Interact Club since grade 9. This school year they had a slow start as there were only two of them who transitioned from the previous year, others having graduated. She expects they are going into September in better shape. At the beginning of this school year they had to recruit new members as priority.
One project they do each year is to promote the Polio Plus campaign by doing the purple pinkie for a $1. This year they had some stickers they put up to promote the event and create awareness. They raised $126.96.
They usually have no money so that they have to fund raise for any particular event. This year they decided to sell hot chocolate one day a week all winter as a general fundraiser to put some funds in bank. It worked but they realize they could be better organized.
They donated $100 to the trees program in Uganda, also supported the Threads program at the school.
They had a sticky note program where they wrote inspirational and positive notes and then put them on student's lockers to be found in the morning. They were not asking for anything, just to give people a smile.
One of their projects is collecting milk bags that are given to a woman who turns them into mats and these are sent south. This was done in colabration with the Leo's. They were also able to increase support through the ENSS student Council who agreed to make bringing in milk bags worth points for ENSS house teams. They were able to collect a lot of milk bags this way.
Next Isobel shared with us some of her experience at Adventures in Citizenship in Ottawa April 22 to 25 (Sunday to Wednesday). She was billeted with 2 other girls. There were about 200 students from across Canada. She really enjoyed this program. She made friends from across the country and was able to network, share stories and learn from others.  They learned about how Canadian political system works, they had tours and speakers. The highlight on Wednesday morning was to witness a Citizenship Ceremony.
Isobel thanked Rotary for giving her this opportunity.
The last segment of her presentation was about the SHAD program she will attend in July at Lakehead University. She had to apply against about 2500 other kids for about 1000 spots at one of 17 University's across Canada. She leaves June 28 returning July 26. She is looking forward to July in Thunderbay were she will stay in residence. There will be classes and projects to learn and grow her leadership and technical skills. Cost is $5,700 which she has been saving for. She enjoys math and science, and is part of math group at ENSS who practice math for FUN. They recently competed in Waterloo math contest as a team but don't know results yet.
Rotarian Murray thanked Isobel.
Service Above Self