Greg Gray presented three counselors Jennifer Sprys-Tellner, Kris Sinacola and Kris Nelson who help Brighton High School deal with their emotional support needs.
Rotary Spotlight, October 9, 2018
Greg Gray presented three counselors Jennifer Sprys-Tellner, Kris Sinacola and Kris Nelson who help Brighton High School deal with their emotional support needs.  The counselors state that up to  90% of their day spent on dealing with students emotional needs.  Several programs have been successful in helping students manage, “See something, say something”, new student orientation through BKOM or “Peer to Peer.”  Also has implemented counselors in nearly all the elementary schools.  Therapy dogs have been a huge help.
Upcoming programs:
October 16 – Alicia Petrucci, a cancer survivor, is starting a non-profit that will serve men and women undergoing cancer treatment. She plans to use the club as a focus group that can help her shape the form and direction of this new organization.
October 23 – Lauren Wagner will be talking about the goals and mission of March of Dimes.
October 30 – Maribeth Regnier has a Halloween-themed program brewing.
Announcements
  • Ground-breaking ceremonies for the new Bountiful Harvest building are at 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, on the property at the First Presbyterian Church in Brighton. The building is moving forward thanks to 55,000 in donations from the Brighton Rotary as well as significant in-kind contributions from Rotarians Piet Lindhout and Brian Donovan.
 
  • It’s Red Night at 5:30 p.m. at Mt. Brighton on Tuesday, October 9. All members are invited but particularly those members who have only a year or two in the club. In an informal setting, club lore and traditions will be discussed, including how Red Night got started. Appetizers and cocktails provided.
 
  • Raiders have two upcoming ramps, first is on October 17.
 
  • Rotary will be bell ringing for Salvation army on December 8.
 
  • Cindy Smith presented a video on volunteer opportunities in the Amazon.