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Dear fellow Rotarians, 

Rotary International has two foci for the month of October - October's Theme is Economic and Community Development, and on October 24, 2019, we celebrate World Polio Day.

According to Rotary International’s website, “Nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day”.  The Rotary Action Group on Microfinance and Economic Development is aimed at eliminating poverty through empowering people.........









OCTOBER 25-27, 2019.


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Dear fellow District 7070 Rotarians,

Rotary Muskoka Style ... Reconnect.  Reflect.  Relax.

The 2019 District Conference is being held at the JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa October 25-27th - just in time to enjoy a beautiful fall weekend in Muskoka.  Consider extending your stay and have a mini vacation.

There are two distinctive features that will make the 2019 District Conference unique and memorable. The first feature is the location.  The JW Marriott welcomes you to their luxurious surroundings overlooking Lake Muskoka.  The second feature is our speakers.  We have booked amazing speakers  that you’ll not want to miss! ....... 

Help us raise $1 million USD in support of our Rotary Foundation in the 2019-20 Rotary Year!  On May 10, 2019, Rotary lost a charismatic, dynamic leader with the death of Past District Governor Bill Patchett at the Northumberland Hills Hospital after a valiant battle with cancer. Our loss was so significant that Bill’s passing was mentioned at the Rotary InternationaI Convention in Hamburg, Germany this past June. In District 7070, we will remember Bill for his passion and for his legendary and tenacious End Polio Now and Rotary Foundation fundraising efforts. Here is how WE can all honour Bill and raise " A Mill for Bill"...... 


Four ways to create buzz for your World Polio Day event : 

It's time to start making plans for World Polio Day, October 24, 2019 – Rotary’s best opportunity during 2018 to shine the spotlight on our top goal of eradicating polio. Not sure where to start? Read these tips and you’ll be well on your way to helping Rotary marking its biggest worldwide World Polio Day celebration ever. GET THE TIPS. And please be sure to let our District 7070 World Polio Day Chair, Jennifer Boyd at jennifer.boyd@hotmail.com what your club is doing. Here are some more ways to tell the world that Rotary is Eradicating Polio .......

My Fellow Rotarians in District 7070,

World Polio Day in Toronto

The "Toronto" sign at Toronto City Hall a will be lit up red, white and yellow on October 24th from 9 pm till 9am on October 25thThe CN Tower will be lit up red, white and yellow on October 25th Best time for visual would be between 8 pm till 7 am October 26th. Mayor John Tory has Proclaimed October 24th World Polio Day in the City of Toronto. Proclamation will be posted and visible at Toronto City hall on proclamation board. As well as available through Jennifer Boyd, if you wish to post on your social media. There is even more going on in the GTA..........

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/


To our Rotary Friends around to world,

It is with a very sad heart that we share with you that Past District Governor Bill Patchett died on Friday, May 10, 2019 in hospital just before the weekly meeting of his beloved club, the Rotary Club of Cobourg. A moment of silence in Bill's honour , was observed at the May 11, 2019 District 7070 Assembly. Here are some of the most most recent photos we have of Bill. He was determined to be at so many events in the past year. we are so grateful for his passion for Rotary, and for the Rotary Foundation Your family of Rotary in District 7070.

2018-19 District Governor Mary Lou Harrison

Please read more for some memories of our dear friend,  Bill.........

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. There's more......



Is your Rotary Club using the new "People of Action" material? Carrie Jones, the Public Image Chair, Rotary Zone 24 East outlines the new People of Action Public Image Campaign.

Here are the important details of the campaign...

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.....


Rotary International President Ian Riseley has asked us to plant a tree for every Rotarian in our district, between July 1st and April 22nd, 2018 – Earth Day.  I am pleased to say we have partnered with Highway of Heroes Tribute to help make this happen.  Through available District Designated Funds, we’ve funded the planting of a tree for every Club along the Highway for Heroes (between Trenton and Toronto).  Additionally, we have a Family Planting Day planned for Earth Day (Sunday, April 22nd), at a location to be finalized.  That’s 2,200 trees already committed.  Mark Cullen was a featured speaker at the District Conference, and we have a 2:1 on trees – just for Rotarians. 

But you know, that goal of just 2,200 trees is not particularly ambitious for our district.  Several Clubs already have environmental initiatives every year.  Working with Clubs and liaising with Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group, I’d like to suggest we plant a tree for every single attendee to our International Convention.  I think 30,000+ trees sounds much more impressive.  And we have a designated Mr. Tree in the district on Kevin Power, to help aggregate all our projects.

Individual Rotarians and Rotary Clubs that have completed tree plantings can enter their information through the link above to add the trees to our district tally. 

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Please Read more for more details......

October 2019
Upcoming Events
2019 District Conference
Rotary Muskoka Style
Friday Oct 25 - Sunday Oct 27th, 2019
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2019 District Conference Sponsors

Thank you to our 2019 District Conference Sponsors
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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