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Thank you to all those who have already responded to my previous email regarding our Rotary Christmas Luncheon being held at noon December 17th at Carl's Catering, The Glen.  However, we are STILL waiting to hear from the rest of you and (you know who you are).
 
This is a friendly reminder that the DEADLINE to "pre-register" is Wednesday, December 12th, so if you haven't yet responded, please confirm your attendance at your earliest convenience.
 
Many thanks.
 
Sandra Burton,
Rotary Club of Brampton
416-996-7244
 
Adowa K. Buahene - Habitat for Humanity
 
Welcome to Adowa from Habitat For Humanity. Adowa has had 30 years association with Rotary; she started in High School. She received a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship while at Dalhousie University and spent a year in France. A Rotary Scholarship is much more than an opportunity to study abroad, it’s a chance to explore, reflect critically and arrive at decisions on how to best be of service to oneself, the community and your country. Adowa has deep appreciation for Rotary for giving her this amazing opportunity.
 
The Vision of Habitat is for everyone to have a safe and decent place to live. How do they continue to build communities that are accessible for all people? At Habitat it’s all about families. Habitat is a land developer, a builder, a volunteer services (there are 8,800 per year who help out). They are a financial lender, they hold mortgages that families have and they are a retailer with twelve stores in the GTA.
 
To qualify for housing, you have to be able to pay your mortgage, which is capped at 30%. It’s a fixed 20- year mortgage, zero interest. They use an equity sharing formula at sale or end of term. They also offer a homeownership preparation workshop.
The application process includes a good credit rating, application goes to a committee and it then becomes a selection process. They have to sell at fair market value.
 
How does Habitat make it work? They receive cash donations, product and services donations, and volunteer labour and there are partnerships of Government, community, corporate and developer. .
 
What is the impact? People donated 173,000 volunteer hours to Habitat and for every $1.00 invested, there is a social return investment of $4.00. Family income rises and people start to focus on their career when they know their children are safe and that Habitat is creating a society where families can survive and thrive.
 
Habitat believes in helping to build strong communities, and helping people to be good human beings.
 
COIN SHOW
 
A very successful Coin Show with 181 people in attendance. Over $3,000 was made and Willard thanked all the volunteers who were instrumental in helping to make this a success.
TOASTY TOES
Four years ago the Central Peel Secondary School  Interact President, Ellen Wu, initiated the TOASTY TOES project in Brampton.  Following in her footsteps, once again Interactors will collect warm socks, scarves, hats and gloves to help those in homeless shelters keep warm over the winter months.  For the next three weeks in December, please bring your gift items to Rotary.  They will be collected and delivered to Central Peel.  Students and staff are also participating at this school.   This activity allows students to build sensitivity towards homelessness. 
 
INDIGENOUS PRESENTATIONS
John Lomax presented a program of indigenous awareness and activities including students from Peel Schools.  This included videos of cultural activities including a POW WOW opening and a traditional dance demonstration.
 
 
Brampton-Dene Exchange
Mai Choi is the Dene First Nations word for Thank You.  In Spring 2018 16 students from Central Peel SS participated in an Indigenous Multicultural Exchange.  The exchange received financial support from the Rotary Club of Brampton.  Students and staff who participated came to the November 26 Rotary meeting to express thanks for this “live changing” experience for many students. 
This past spring 15 Brampton teen went to Hay River, Northwest Territories  and a similar number came to Brampton from the NWT.  These exchanges reflect the recommendation from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report for increasing communication and building relationships across Canada.   One of the comments from Rani (who is East Indian) was “although we live very different lifestyles we have a lot in common which resulted in the removal of preconceived stereotypes”.   A similar exchange is planned in 2019 with the Nuxalk First Nation of British Columbia.   Congratulations and thanks to Heather McPhail and Sean Corosa, teachers at CPSS organizing these activities.
 
FIRST NATIONS TRADITIONAL GRASS DANCE
Two indigenous students, Saul and Randy, expressed their appreciation in the form of a traditional grass dance.  This in their own full regalia!  These two Peel students, and their foster dad, Marlin Robinson, attended the meeting, to demonstrate how support can build awareness and personal cultural pride.  The two boys are becoming aware of their heritage and learning their ancestral languages, thanks to the encouragement and networking of John Lomax.  Thanks to the generosity of Pierre Beaumier and Mustafa Nassar, these boys now have traditional regalia for ceremonies and Pow Wows. 
 
Carole Berry recommended the book “The Comeback” as an orientation to the historical and current issues regarding First Nations and all Canadians as we go forward together.
 
 
 
The Salvation Army needs your help
 

The Christmas Kettle schedule is now live. If you have not yet scheduled yourself to volunteer there are still many locations available. If you have some free time and would like to help your community please volunteer at one of our many kettle locations. A couple of hours goes a long way in helping those in our community.

Thank you to the volunteers who have already scheduled a shift with us. If you know of any family members or friends that you think would like to help please have them contact our co-ordinator Rohan at (905) 867-4067 or you can easily register online by downloading the VSP app to your smart phone and sign up for your volunteer opportunities. You can ask to receive notification reminders of when you are scheduled to be a greeter. You can use the app to search for 13 other Brampton locations that maybe closer to home for you to participate at.

To enrol click the below link:

http://www.rotundasoftware.com/volunteer/SA_Brampton?enroll=1

If you are already enrolled then you just need to log in by clicking the below link:

https://secure.rotundasoftware.com/vsp/webterminal/myProfile.php?user=SA_Brampton

Once you have signed up using your web browser and if you have an iOS or Android device, you can use the VSP mobile app! After downloading the app, you'll need the Organization ID to sign in: SA_Brampton

Shifts run from Monday - Saturday

  a) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  b) 12:00 pm -   3:00 pm

  c)   3:00 pm -   6:00 pm

  d)   6:00 pm -   8:30 pm

Thank you for your support.

Merry Christmas

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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The Rotary Club of Brampton

160 Main St. S.,

PO Box 92604

Brampton  O

L6W 4R1

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Brampton

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Carls Caterings, The Glen Wedding & Events Centre
1857 Queen Street West
Brampton, ON  L6Y 0B6
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Speakers
Rotary Christmas Party
Dec 17, 2018
Rotary Christmas Party
NO MEETING
Dec 24, 2018
NO MEETING
NO MEETING
Dec 31, 2018
NO MEETING
Randy Sahota
Jan 07, 2019
Classification Talk
Classification Talk/CLUB ASSEMBLY
Jan 14, 2019
Uche Okugo/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
Andrew White
Apr 01, 2019
Issues facing Ontario re waste and beneficial reuse
NO MEETING
Apr 22, 2019
EASTER MONDAY
CLUB ASSEMBLY
May 06, 2019
CLUB ASSEMBLY
Dr. Joan Bennett
May 27, 2019
Mercy Ships Canada
 

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