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Big night for our club tonight winning the Chair's Living Legacy Award at the BCCF's Opal Gala. Congratulations to Jim Boyd for winning a Paul Harris Award. Well deserved.

Twenty three Rotarians in attendance

We sang the national anthem of Nigeria after the Canadian National anthem in recognition of our newest Rotary member.

Peter Ward will send out a list of those who are confirmed to attend the Opal Gala Thursday October 11th. . Currently we have 50 members registered.

Monday Oct. 8th meeting was cancelled due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Monday October 15th we will travel to the Poor Boys Luncheon at Century Gardens.

Quitterie, our exchange student from France spoke about her last two weeks which included a trip to Toronto to attend We Day, compliments of John Digby.

She attended two fall fairs with her exchange student friends, and heard an orchestra perform at U of T thanks to Betty Jo Parent, RC of Mississauga West.

John Lomax spoke about HIP and the Orange Shirt Day campaign which happens annually September 30th, the day First Nations typically started school at Residential Schools.

John relegated HIP funds to purchase orange shirts for the Interact students.

Willard reported that the Coin Show generated $3,300, which is a lower profit than in previous shows, but our show conflicted with another two day show in Toronto. 

The next RC of Brampton Coin Show is December 2nd.

There was a cheque presentation to the Santa Claus parade committee in recognition of the RC of Brampton being the principal sponsor of the Santa Claus parade for the next five years, a sponsorship tradition which began in 1986.

Our Rotary Minute featured Dittie Vogel who spoke about her 18 year membership with the RC of Brampton. She said the best part of Rotary is what she learned through the years and the travels she has taken which includes trips to Switzerland Tanzania and Romania.

John Lomax informed us about  the changes at St. Leonard since Rick Brown retired.  Rotary used to be represented on the Board of Directors but  is no longer part of this organization.

Willard has been a guest speaker at the RC of Heart Lake 4 times. He and Sandra are heading to Nova Scotia for his third trip this year.

 

ORANGE SHIRT DAY
Central Peel Secondary School celebrated Orange Shirt day on October 4.  Students wore orange shirts acknowledging the lasting negative impact of residential schools on indigenous people and communities.  Our Rotary Club sponsored these shirts through the involvement of John Lomax and Peel Aboriginal Network. 
I attended the assembly which included a presentation by CPSS students (many in the Interact Club) who were on exchange with Dene students from Kashechewan, a Cree settlement on James Bay.  They expressed their enjoyment of their relationships and activities when they were up North last February, but also their dismay at the living conditions in this remote community.  Particularly alarming was the boil-water order, annual spring flooding of the community and evacuations which disrupt lives for months.  The drop-out rate for high school students is 70% - a big shock for CPSS students.
The key presenter was Alexandra Shima, an author and journalist based in Toronto.  She spoke of her life in this remote community while working for CBC.  She is author of two books – Invisible North, a memoir and history of the Canadian Reserves; and Up Ghost River, a Chief’s Journey, written with Chief Metatawabin.   Asked about the priority need in these remote communities, Alexandra stressed the need for mental health resources to address depression, suicide and addiction.  She believes that restoring the indigenous cultural practices which have the value of encouraging resilience and understanding is the way for individual healing and strengthening communities.  However, the complex economic and legal problems involved with Treaties (land, authority, and financial obligations), must be addressed to bring major improvements for remote communities.  Ms. Shima is part of the Rotary Honouring Indigenous Peoples speakers bureau.
Central Peel Interact students are working on their next exchange to northern BC, with teacher Heather McPhail.   It was good to be part of this event which had support of Rotary and HIP.
 
Rotary presents this year’s Santa Clause Parade
 
The Brampton Santa Claus Parade Committee, in partnership with the City of Brampton, is pleased to announce that the Rotary Club of Brampton is the new Presenting Sponsor of Brampton’s Santa Claus Parade in 2018.
 
The Rotary Club of Brampton has been a regular sponsor and participant in the parade since the Brampton Board of Trade revived the annual event in 1986 and as a participant has produced some of the best entries over the years.
 
“Our members were looking for a way to ensure that the parade committee had the resources to annually bring bigger and better elements to the parade for the delight of children of all ages, “ says Club President Glenn Williams.“ We believe that by becoming the Presenting Sponsor we can achieve this.”
 
The agreement is for five years with the option to be extended.
 
The Brampton Board of Trade has been the Presenting Sponsor since 1986 and was the catalyst for reviving the event. “We would like to thank the Board of Trade for its many years of support. They have been a tremendous resource as the parade has grown over the last 30 plus years,” says Richard Beagle, President of the Brampton Santa Claus Parade Committee.
 
The Parade Operations Committee, led by Chair Barb Schembri and comprised of 100% volunteers, has worked hard to bring the most dynamic event possible to the main street of Brampton.
 
“We acknowledge the support of 407ETR as our platinum sponsor and the Downtown Brampton BIA, Tim Hortons and Mattamy Homes as Gold Sponsors. And without the countless volunteers and other sponsors the parade would not be the success that it is,“ says Beagle.
 
The Brampton Santa Claus Parade is held annually on the third Saturday in November, starting at 5pm sharp. The parade draws an average of 100,000 spectators making it the largest, single- day event in the Region of Peel.
 
For more information or to participate as a volunteer or sponsor
Contact the Parade Committee: santa@bramptonsantaclausparade.com
905-457-2682
 
ABOUT THE SANTA CLAUS PARADE
 
The Brampton Santa Claus Parade since being brought back to the Brampton Community has grown from a small town parade to the largest single- day event in the Region of Peel and the largest night Parade in Canada.  The Committee works year round to bring this stellar event to the citizens of Brampton.  Our goal is to put a smile on the childrens’ faces.
 
 
ABOUT THE ROTARY CLUB OF BRAMPTON
 
The Rotary Club of Brampton is an organization of business and professional leaders, who are united worldwide to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  The Rotary Club of Brampton has been providing community service in Brampton since 1940.
 
 
Caption – Rotary Club of Brampton President Glenn Williams presents a cheque for $25,000  to Richard Beagle, President of the Brampton Santa Claus Parade Committee. The club has signed a five-year agreement to be the Presenting Sponsor of the annual Santa Claus Parade, Brampton’s largest annual event. From left Williams, Parade Chair Barb Schembri, Rotarian Brad Goodison and Richard Beagle.
 
 
Nature in Your Closet
 
The Rotary Club of Brampton welcomes JoAnne Fleming, a member of Collingwood South Georgian Bay Rotary Club. Nature is an integral part of JoAnne’s life growing up on a farm in South Western Ontario. JoAnne is excited by the environmental initiatives of RI Presidents Ian Risely and Barry Rassin and has proposed ways for Rotarians to embrace environmentally sustainable ways of living and doing business.
 
Our clothes mean a lot to us. A fashion week is every week; there is something new coming out every week and if you want to keep up you got to shop. Shopping has gotten us into big trouble. The advertising industry has been convincing us to change our shopping habits by 400% increase in the amount of clothes we put in our closet.
 
Consider cotton which is the most intensive pesticide crop grown on the planet. In the US nearly 25% of pesticides is used to grow cotton. Farmers apply a quarter pound of fertilizer and pesticides for every pound of cotton harvested. There are 800 chemicals in the textile industry.
 
Consider items in your closet from last season, we don’t see the faces, the pain, polluted water that creates great sickness, the poor working conditions, we only see cheap items that are causing us to become unthinking and obsessive. Putting clothes in the box is really the black hole. Part of that will be sorted into 125 different categories; part go to second shops and part will go overseas. What can we do differently? We need a mind change, a shift.
 
Instead of buying several fast fashion shirts, buy one high quality ethical piece that lasts forever, support local designers and locally made clothes, shop vintage and thrift shops to reduce consumption of new materials; second hand is not as toxic as new, shop local shops, organize clothing swaps and rent, share, trade for special occasions.
 
95% of fashion ends up in landfills. YOU are a part of Nature. Consider who made it? Who suffered for it? How were they treated?
“When those answers are more important than our need to look a certain way the world will change for the better.” Maranda Pleasant
 
We welcome Uche George Okugo, to our club, transferring from the RC of Ota, Nigeria - District 9110.
 
Rotary 7080  is looking to build a following on its Facebook page. The site will also be used to promote club activities and successes across the District. If you have not already please like the page by going here and hitting the Like button. While you are at it. our club has a page too and you can go here and Like it too.
Rotary international provides a convenient form for proposing a new member. Click here for a printable copy. In addition, our club requires a security check and that form can be obtained from Norm Bindon and then to John Mullen.
 

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Speakers
Andrea Peca, Developmment Oficer
Oct 22, 2018
Peel Children's Centre
Quitterie Lefebvre du Prey
Oct 29, 2018
Inbound Youth Exchange - from France
Remembrance Day Presentation
Nov 05, 2018
Rememberance Day Presentation
CLUB ASSEMBLY
Nov 12, 2018
CLUB ASSEMBLY
Joe Vero
Nov 26, 2018
Classification Talk
Adwoa Buahene
Dec 03, 2018
Habitat for Humanity
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Dec 10, 2018
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Rotary Christmas Party
Dec 17, 2018
Rotary Christmas Party
NO MEETING
Dec 24, 2018
NO MEETING
NO MEETING
Dec 31, 2018
NO MEETING
CLUB ASSEMBLY
Jan 14, 2019
CLUB ASSEMBLY
ROBBIE BURNS CELEBRATION
Jan 21, 2019
ROBBIE BURNS CELEBRATION
Jacque Ritchie/Ken Mayhew
Jan 28, 2019
Civic Hospital Foundation Update
Angela Carter, Executive Dir. United Achivers
Feb 04, 2019
Celebrating Black History Month and Diversity
Saja Abu Thwabeh, Newcomer Youth Advisor
Feb 11, 2019
YMCA Newcomer Youth Leadership Development
NO MEETING
Feb 18, 2019
NO MEETING - FAMILY DAY
Lory Wolter, Exec Dir BridgeWay Fam Centre
Feb 25, 2019
BridgeWay Family Centre
CLUB ASSEMBLY
Mar 04, 2019
CLUB ASSEMBLY
 

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