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Hello District 7070:

September, or as I like to call it, Super September, witnessed many District 7070 Rotary clubs hold successful community events.  I was honoured and privileged to attend several of these events, including 13 bottle and food drives, eWaste collections and Ribfest Drivethroughs held by 16 clubs on September 26/27.  Other clubs have started COVID responsible outdoor hikes/walks and community waste cleanups.  We have pivoted and demonstrated resiliency in the face of COVID finding new ways to engage in the community and raise funds. 

Rotary Superheroes and Champions are everywhere!

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Dear District Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, and Friends of Rotary,

The COVID-19 situation in Canada is evolving on a daily basis and even changing by the hour. The Federal and Provincial Governments, and medical advisors are asking all Canadians to take stronger measures to contain the spread of the virus. At this critical time, we need to practice the necessary hand hygiene practises, social distancing, and self-isolation if you have returned from travelling outside Canada.
 
By now you have read Past RI President Mark Maloney and RI President Holger Knaack's email regarding Rotary's Role in Battling Coronavirus, and Past RI President Mark Maloney's email cancelling the 2020 Convention in Honolulu and re-inveting a Virtual convention for June 20-26.  Here is further communication from Past RI Director Jeffry Cadorette and our new RI Director Valarie Wafer.
 
We encourage you to call ON AS REGULAR BASIS, your Rotary colleagues who are ill, house-bound for a number of reasons, or Rotarians that you have not seen in a while.  Reach out to your neighbours for the same reasons.  Does someone need groceries, their medication picked up, their dog walked, or to listen to their concerns?
 
Thank you for keeping us apprised of your Clubs’ response to COVID-19 with respect to meetings and events. Many Rotary and Rotaract Clubs have cancelled their regular meetings and events for the foreseeable future. We strongly encourage clubs to suspend all in-person meetings and events until further notice.........  

Exceptional times call for exceptional actions. COVID-19 has forced us to move our regular RLI programming to a virtual format this year. We are excited to bring you the high quality program directly to the comfort of your home. The benefit is we do not have to worry about traffic or snow!

So, what should you consider attending another virtual meeting?

Rotary provides an opportunity for all of us to provide service to our community and around the world. The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) has a mission to strengthen Rotary clubs through quality leadership education. As Rotarians, you are already a leader in your community and in your profession. The purpose of RLI is to give you the skills and competencies to be an effective leader in Rotary.

Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service will benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self.  Now more than ever, the world needs Rotarians to create a more peaceful and equitable world for all.

DETAILS OF THE ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE PROGRAM FOR 2020-21

The format this year will be different; instead of our typical one-day program at a college campus, we will be organizing a series of virtual meetings in the evenings during the work week. You will enjoy the same fast-paced, interactive session as you would in person.

Rotarians to complete all three levels  (Part I, II and III) after 9 weeks.

Each weeknight would consist of a minimum of 2 RLI courses. 

The format is:

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm Welcome & General Introductions

5:10 pm - 5:45 pm RLI Course #1 with Facilitator #1 (35 minutes)

5:45 pm - 6:20 pm RLI Course #2 with Facilitator #2 (35 minutes)

6:20 pm - 6:30 pm Debrief & Close

DATES:

Part I: Wednesday, November 4, Wednesday, November 11, Wednesday, November 18

Part II: Wednesday, January 13, Wednesday, January 20, Wednesday, January 27

Part III: Wednesday, February 10, Wednesday, February 17, Wednesday, February 24

Rotarians completing Parts I, II and III will receive an RLI pin and certificate.

TIME:  5:00 pm to 6:30 pm via Zoom videoconference

FEE:  $50 donation to the Rotary Foundation is being requested for each Rotarian

REGISTER TODAY : Classes will be 15+ in size

https://rotary7070.org/event/district-7070-rli-part-1--nov--4th--11th--and-18th/

For more information, please contact Susan Hunter at susan.hunter@rotarytoronto.com

Helping out Beirut - The explosion at the port of Beirut on August 4 impacted the entire city resulting in widespread destruction, loss of many lives, injuries in the thousands and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of citizens. District 7070 is currently looking into possible opportunities for clubs.

The Beirut Recovery Website is now up and running.  www.beirut7070.com . It contains all of the information in the video and more including an important section on Stewardship, our team members, additional documentary videos about the Karantina Hospital and more. 

Global Grant Now Established: Please Donate TODAY:

A Global Grant application (GG# 2119172) has been completed by The Rotary Club of Beirut Cosmopolitan, with the Whitby Sunrise Rotary Club as the International Sponsor partner. Clubs throughout District 7070 and beyond, are invited to participate in medical equipment for the pediatrics Operating Theatre of Beirut's only public hospital. The objective is for District 7070 Rotary Clubs to donate $60,000 US towards the Grant. The money will go towards surgical equipment for the neo-natal unit at the Karatina Hospital in Beirut. The video below tells the story, how and where to send your money. Let's all get behind this humanitarian project . If you or your club wishes to make a donation, right now to the Global Grant , you may do so. Currently, our point people are Steve Rutledge of the Rotary Club of Whitby-Sunrise ( email: SRutledge@Bell.net)  and our District 7070 Areas of Focus Action Committee Chair Richard Mewhinney ( email: rmewhinney@rogers.com ).  

 

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Are you a new Rotary or Rotaract member in the last two years? Are you an older member who would like to learn even more about Rotary?

THESE ARE FOR YOU !!! - The District Membership Committee is hosting New Member Zoom Get-Togethers.  Anyone who has joined Rotary since January 1, 2019 is invited to participate. There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often there is not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it.  So join us throughout 2020  as we share some Rotary basics and not so basics.  And bring any questions you might have!  A Zoom link will be sent to those who register.

Everyone is welcome to join but these sessions are specially designed for new members who've joined in the past 2 years. If you know a new member, please encourage them to join.  Potential members welcome too,  although they will need to be registered as a guest by a Rotarian.

We will be having 2 more of these sessions, each covering different topics this Rotary year: Wednesday November  25 from  7-8 pm and Thursday February 18, 2021 pm.

There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it. So on November 25, please join us as we share more Rotary basics and not so basics. Bring any questions you might have!  The session will be of particular interest to members who have joined Rotary in the past 2 years but anyone who wants to know a little more about Rotary is most welcome. For more information and to register go to https://rotary7070.org/event/new-members-zoom-gettogether/

Here is the August 20 New Members Zoom Get Together:

Go to the Membership Menu on the District Website and see what has already been set up for you to see  in the "New Member Get Together" Tab

 

 

District 7070 now has a new YouTube channel that will help your club tell the story of Rotary and show how your club members are People of Action in your community and around the world! People’s perception of Rotary comes from their experiences with our clubs and programs, along with the stories we tell and the videos & images we share. Compelling, consistent brand communications — together with a great experience — can help us engage and attract more members, donors, and partners. 

Use our District 7070 YouTube channel to share videos that reflect Rotary’s initiatives and projects both locally and globally. These videos can be posted to your social media pages and shared at your meetings. They are broken down into the following playlists:

  • Rotary District 7070

  • District 7070 Taking Action Locally

  • District 7070 Taking Action Globally

  • District 7070 Workshops

  • Tuesday Talks

  • Rotary International

  • Rotaract

  • End Polio

Check out our new Rotary District 7070 YouTube channel! Whether you want to catch up on a Tuesday Talk, see videos of our clubs taking action locally or globally, share an engaging video from Rotary International on your social media or at a club meeting…it’s all there and more. Please send us any appropriate videos from your club events/meetings to be included on our channel (send to suepmiller@rogers.com). Go to https://bit.ly/3dz2iBt and subscribe so you don’t miss a thing.

Foundation Trustee Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history. Jennifer will officially become president-nominee on October 1, 2021, if no other candidates challenge her. Jones says she sees Rotary’s Action Plan as a catalyst for increasing Rotary’s impact........

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Dhamay Kanthan, Chair, and her entire District 7070 Leadership Development Committee invite you to "Tuesday Talks" on October 13 from 7 PM to 8 PM, entitled, “Developing Leaders”.

Come ready to learn and connect as this team charts its course to create an effective leadership framework in our district that includes engaging a younger generation in Rotary service.

Developing good leaders is key to turning Rotary's vision of ‘a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change’ into reality. Leadership is about bringing clarity to where we are headed and then creating an environment where people have the freedom to be their best and can use their gifts to get there. It is always, always all about the people, not just the plan.

Come and explore what great leadership is with us. 

“There are two human drives.  One is connection and the other is aggression.  Aggression here does not mean anger.  It means initiative and energy, used in the service of goals.  Everything we do is whether relational or goal directed--or, ideally, both.  Basically, we are 'lovers' and 'workers'.  We have relationships and we do things.  We connect and we accomplish tasks.  Care and drive.  Be and do. Love and work.  The love requires a positive relational tone and the work requires drive, expectations, and discipline. An integrated leader does both at the same time in a way where one affects the other. ... The problem in leadership is when we do one without the other." 

If you get a chance, take a look at a book entitled: "Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships, and Being Ridiculously in Charge" by Henry Cloud 

ANOTHER OUTSTANDING GROW ROTARY WORKSHOP - On October 3  -  the District Membership Committee is hosted a New "Grow Rotary" Zoom Meeting. If you missed it, the recording is NOW available. 

Another very successful Grow Rotary Workshop. The rooms were filled with lots of  “buzz” . Rotarians generated great ideas to engage and inspire. This year, our next Grow Rotary Workshop is scheduled for December 9. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get ready to participate in the 2020 Workshops.  These workshops are for all Rotarians interested in your club’s path to Grow Rotary and how all aspects of our club impact membership.

Members of your Rotary Club's Membership committee, Public Image committee and Rotary Foundation committee are particularly encouraged to attend. We encourage at least 3 members from your club to attend so you can share the discussion and work on plans integrating Membership, Public Image and Foundation in your growth strategy.

Be sure to catch the replay of World Polio Day 2020 in he Global Classroom from Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada . The 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region in District 7070 say "Your'e not going to want to miss this one".

Rotary International President Nominee 2022-23 Jennifer Jones, Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer, Rotary International District 7070 Governor Mark Chipman, Past Chair of Rotary Internationals' PolioPlus Committee Dr Bob Scott, Past Rotary International President Ian Riseley and Rotary International PolioPlus Chair for Nigeria and one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2020 Dr Tunji Funsho, the Mayors and Chair of Durham Region all proclaiming World Polio Day and see the flags flying high.

Right here: https://durhamcollege.ca/globalclass/class/rotary-international-world-polio-day-2/

The Bowmanville Rotary Club is gearing up for its third annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham - the showcase that features great music from across the region. This year, the Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood Clubs are co-presenting, so this is truly becoming a regional event.

This year's concert will feature more than 20 performers from all different genres, all donating their their time and talents to raise funds for Feed the Need in Durham, which distributes food to its 62 members agencies like food banks, shelters, schools, soup kitchens and more

This year, because of Covid, the need has never been greater. And because of Covid, we’ll also be holding the concert on-line -- as a facebook live event, with donations encouraged through a link on-line.......

 

Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help. Rotarians have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. For as little as $0.60, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life. Give Now

Follow the latest news on Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio, every week. See the country-specific section and more details, right here at http://polioeradication.org/polio-today/polio-now/this-week/

 

In 1996, the great African leader Nelson Mandela launched the Kick Polio Out of Africa campaign with Rotary International’s support, setting out a vision for a polio-free Africa. At the time, wild polio paralyzed 75,000 children each year. To protect communities from this crippling disease, African leaders, health workers, volunteers, parents, global donors and organizations united to reach every child with polio vaccines.  

On  August 25, 2020, after four years without a single case of wild polio, the African region has been certified free of wild poliovirus. Decades of extraordinary investment has paid off. 

Yet, the job is not finished. These efforts must continue to prevent wild polio from returning and to end all forms of polio for good – both in Africa and globally.

The Environmental Action Committee (EAC) for District 7070 was established in the 2020-21 Rotary year to facilitate Rotary’s enhanced focus on environmental sustainability. The overall goal of the Committee is to promote tangible environmental actions by Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs in helping to protect and restore our natural world.

Members of the Committee and their clubs include: Nilam Bedi, Chair (Toronto-Eglinton), Bob Biffin (Port Hope), Dan Coombes (Whitby), Chris Gates (Trenton), Kelsey Horning (Toronto Twilight), Anwarul Kabir (Toronto Twilight), Bukola Oladeji Rotaract Club of Toronto), Reginald Oranye (Ajax), Barb Proctor (Picton) and Cora Xiao (Rotaract Club of GTA Connect).......

How would you like to help spend Rotary's money, on some very worthwhile projects. That's exactly what you would be doing as a member of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee. 

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee Members are Wanted TODAY!!! - we are looking for new members for the District Foundation Committee to make a difference. Please send your applications for Committtee membership to  Terry Caputo, Director, District Governance Committee, at terrycaputo@outlook.com.

As a Committee member, you will make strong connections between our clubs and the district. The relationships you build with club leaders make Rotary stronger. This is an important and rewarding role.

Please apply today by clicking on the "Current District Leadership Opportunities" page in the new menu tab "Leadership Opportunities for You In District 7070".

District 7070 currently has 16 Assistant Governor Positions. Each Assistant Governor is responsible for 4 or 5 Rotary and Rotaract Clubs. 

For the 2021-2022 Rotary Year, there are still a few positions available.

The Assistant Governor (AG) role is a 3-year commitment. Yearly, some AGs come to the end of their 3- year term and the District is looking for Candidates to take over to keep the roster full.  Assistant Governors are selected each year in advance of the start of their term in order to receive training, familiarize themselves with their duties, connect with the incoming Presidents of the  Rotary and Rotaract clubs they are responsible for.  

Applications for the Assistant Governor must be received by District Governor Mark Chipman, as soon as you can. 

As an Assistant Governor, you are the connection between your clubs and the district. The relationships you build with club leaders make Rotary stronger. This is an important and rewarding role.

Please apply today by clicking on the "Current District Leadership Opportunities" page in the new menu tab "Leadership Opportunities for You In District 7070".

Dear fellow Rotarians in District 7070,

Thank you for showing Rotary alignment right across Canada in support of Orange Shirt Day!  Thank you to the many Rotary Clubs that purchased and wore the HIP orange shirt on September 30. This action reinforces the message that “Every Child Matters” while also raising funds that will be split between the Orange Shirt Society and HIP’s Literacy Program.....

NEW MONTHLY FEATURE FROM DISTRICT 7070:  MY FAVOURITE ROTARY MOMENT

To meet our challenge from our District Governor Marck Chipman, we are going to feature ONE "My Favourite Rotary Moment" every month. It could be YOUR "Favourite Rotary Moment". Let's go Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 7070 !! Let's meet the challenge. 

Who has the FIRST "My Favourite Rotary Moment" ? Please Read more....

Here is a note from our District Governor Mark Chipman  and here is all you have to do :

I challenge each of you and your members to submit your favourite moment and have it posted on Rotary 7070 social media.  

Please email a photo along with the following text to suepmiller@rogers.com.


ROTARIAN: (your name)
ROTARY CLUB:
MEMBER SINCE: (year you joined Rotary)
A FAVOURITE ROTARY MOMENT: (brief outline of your moment…just a couple of sentences)
PERSONAL OUTCOME: (why this was a highlight to you. Ex: how did it make you feel, what positive outcome came from this.)

Let’s tell the world what we love about Rotary and why we are Rotarians! 

DG Mark

For all of the News related to Rotary and COVID-19, please go to the menu bar on this website and scroll down to the various stories, projects, ideas and resources to keep you and your Rotary and Rotarcat Club well informed so that you can help your Club CONNECT with your Community.  

Please join us for the Rotary District 7070 Conference in 2021 ! Friday, April 9 - Sunday, April 11, 2021 at the beautiful Pan Pacific Toronto (formerly the Westin Prince Hotel) ,in Toronto. The entire Team at the hotel look forward to welcoming you for
Rotary District 7070 Conference 2020-21, so you can experience firsthand Pan Pacific’s signature hospitality – at Toronto’s first Pan Pacific hotel.
 Be sure to register TODAY. Here's how.....

Relive Rotary’s first-ever virtual convention on-demand and learn why, now more than ever, Rotary Connects the World! Watch inspiring speakers and panelists from the general sessions. View General Session 1 here. View General Session 2 here. View the General Secretary's Report to the Convention here

Connect with the family of Rotary to discover innovative ways to engage and strengthen our communities by watching our breakout sessions. Virtual breakout session files, such as PowerPoint slides and handouts, can be accessed through Rotary’s Learning Center. Want more? Rotary International will continue their breakout session program into July....

 
 

Each new Rotary year, every club in District 7070 is asked to contribute a minimum of $139 to support an HIV/AIDS-related project chosen by the members of RADAR – Rotary Action for the Development of AIDS Responses – our District 7070 AIDS committee. 

Has your Club donated $139 or more, this Rotary year? Here's why, and here's how.........

Rotarians from over 15 different District 7070 Rotary Clubs, 3 Rotaract Clubs (including from Rotary District 7040), Rotary Youth Exchange Students, family, and friends marched in a spirit of celebration and inclusion, in the 2019 Pride Toronto parade as a group for the very first time! Thank you to the Rotary District 7070 Toronto Pride Committee (Karen Somerville, President of the Rotary Club of Toronto East,  Nicole Patterson, President of the Rotary Club of East York Jeff Dobson, President of the Rotary Club of Toronto, and Mary Lou Harrison, our 2018-19 District Governor & Member of the Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise. We are looking forward to being part of the 2021 Pride Toronto Parade. There's more......

 

 

What's Larry's Email Address?

 It was a rainy day when I got the call. 

 He needed to know, right away,

 "What's his email" he did say. 

  Holding my cell I wanted to yell, please, please, give me the spell,

 The magic we found, by bringing it down

 Gave way to new sight: email addresses, events, phone numbers....ah.....the light!

With rushing to cheer, the awakening is here! 

Downloading the Clubrunner app, all with a fingertip,  it was a snap,

Your club members detail will be very clear, your district executives have no fear.

You'll find what you wish,  there'll be no need to fish.  It's smart on your cell, just do it....time will tell. Read more.....

 
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Heroes and Champions 2020 District Conference
Are you a Rotary Hero?
On April 9, 2021 - April 11, 2021
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2020 District 7070 Conference
 
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We are District 7070 Proud

This video was played in the House of Friendship at the 2018 Rotary International Convention in Toronto. Rotary Clubs were asked to send in photos of their signature projects that made them feel proud to be Rotarians. Thank you to all of the Rotary Clubs in District 7070 who contributed. Thank you to Dale Duke of the Rotary Club of Oshawa for creating the video. Click here

 

 
 

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Rotary District 7070 
in Ontario, Canada !

 

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Our Vision
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
 

We Are People of Action

Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.

 
We Connect People

Rotary unites more than a million people. 

Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves..

 
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Each day, our members pour their passion, integrity, and intelligence into completing projects that have a lasting impact.

We persevere until we deliver real, lasting solutions.

 
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