Welcome To District 7070

Ontario, Canada

In his October 2022 Newsletter, District Governor Iosif Ciosa  talks about a new club being formed, the club presidents trip to Rotary International Headquarters, the successful Rotary Foundation Walk, the Oct 14-15 District Conference (registration deadline in Oct 3), World Polio Day activities in our District(on Oct 20 and 21) , and October is  Economic and Community development Month (what is your club doing?) ...... 

WE WILL NOT ONLY WELCOME YOU, WE WILL WOW YOU!   WE HAVE A DREAM - THE 2022 ROTARY DISTRICT 7070 CONFERENCE - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2022

Rotarians, Spouses and Guests - PLEASE REGISTER TODAY:  The conference registration rate is  $329 + HST per person .

As the official venue is fully booked, we invite you to book a hotel in Nottawassaga In region. Any help you might need with booking a hotel, please contact Helen Lackey at  helenlackeyrotary@gmail.com  .  Please go to the  new District Conference website and see the hotels available in the area. 

WE ARE IN THE HOME STRETCH AND NEED YOUR SUPPORT. PLEASE BE SURE TO SEE  THE NEW DISTRICT CONFERENCE WEBSITE: where you can register for the conference, book a hotel room, view the speakers list and their bios, and see what you can do at the Nottawasaga Inn to enjoy your stay, while at the conference

AND REGISTER TODAYhttps://rotary7070districtconference.ca/      Please Read more........
 

Thank you to all of the Rotary Clubs in Durham Region for hosting this year's Rotary Foundation Walk at Cullen Park in Whitby, Ontario. Congratulations. What a team effort. Lots of photo are arriving daily. Thank you to all who sent us photos including Linda Rainey and Thiva Kulasingam, Ferd Longo, and so many more Rotarians. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And it is never too late to make a donation to the Rotary Foundation. Be sure to go to the District 7070 website and look for the2022 Rotary Foundation Walk album, and see all of the photos.

District 7070's World Polio Day 2022 - WE ARE BACK - JOIN US LIVE AND IN-PERSON  OR WATCH FROM HOME IN 2022 - Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada on October 20.  (Open to the first 100 IN-PERSON registrants LIVE in the Rotary Global Classroom - REGISTER TODAY) - lunch from light from 6 to 7 pm) then the LIVE BROADCAST from 7:00 to 8:30 pm (Toronto Time). Here is the link to the LIVE broadcast and be sure to see (see the Class Page for a sneak preview right HERE). 

The 11 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region (and the Rotary Club of Port Hope ), on behalf of your co-hosts, the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood and Durham College invite you to District 7070's World Polio Day 2022 - Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada on October 20 (light lunch from 6 to 7 pm and then the LIVE BROADCAST from 7:00 to 8:30 pm (Toronto Time).  The event, LIVE from The Rotary Global Classroom features a panel discussion featuring Dr Bob Scott,(Past Rotary International Vice-President  and Immediate Past Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee ), Incoming Rotary International President Gordon McInally, Valarie Wafer (Immediate Past Vice President of Rotary International) , Mike McGovern, (the current Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee, and Dr. Tunji Funsho, Immediate Past Chair of Nigeria's Polio Plus Committee. We will also hear from Jennifer Jones, incoming Rotary International President as well. Together, they will update all of us about Rotary's efforts with our Global Polio Eradication initiative Partners and our challenge, going forward to End Polio Now.........

We want all Rotary and Rotaract Clubs in District 7070 to send a maximum of 5 fun, interesting and unique photos from their respective clubs with their End Polio Now flag in their community. Randy Nickerson, from the Rotary Club of Oshawa (who was the third place winner of the Rotary International Photo Contest in 2020-21) will judge the best photo. The winner will receive a $100 donation to PolioPlus in the club’s name. We are going to get a a plaque to be presented on an annual basis to the winning club. On October 20, at the World Polio Day LIVE broadcast from the Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College. District 7070 has approved of a donation to the club with the winning photo of  $100 to Polio Fund in the name of the Rotary Club. District Governor Iosif Ciosa will present that plaque and acknowledge the donation certificate and the plaque to the winning club at the World Polio Day Live broadcast on Oct 20.  Send your photos to Randy Nickerson at  randy@streetphotos.ca  and to Trish Best at trish.best@durham.ca by TUESDAY, Oct 18 at  3:00 PM. Good luck to everyone. 

To embrace current technology and to be a resource to all members of Zone’s 28/32 the current newsletter is being transitioned to an interactive blog style format that will be managed and moderated by the Zone leadership team. Here is the October video from Drew Kessler, our new Rotary International Director . It is all about END POLIO NOW. Be sure to read your emails and view the new "In The Zone" monthly newsletter. And Get "In the Zone"! Join our special Facebook group for sharing Rotary ideas on membership, our Rotary Foundation, and best practices for enhancing Rotary's Public Image......

Past District Governor Mike Cooksey once told me that if you want more Rotary members, you have to ask. He told everyone he saw to "Get your Ask in Gear". His words certainly reflect one of the Strategic Plans that District 7070 has this year. Our goal is to receive 100 inquires from  the "Join Us" button on the District 7070 Website and to have over 40 Rotary Clubs have a "Join Us" button on their own club website AND have a members conversion process from these inquiries.  It's up to you.

If you have been already been part of the District 7070 Website Refresh Program, then you will remember Melissa Wells talking about adding a "Join Us" button to the front page of your club website.  This is your way of "asking" anyone who sees your website to learn more about Rotary and join your club. 

Past District Governor Bob Wallace of our District 7070 Technology Team did this to our District Website. Instead of "Join Us" , Bob put an "Interested in Joining" button right up front on the menu tab. To see how we have done , Please Read more........

In 2022-23 we are staying with our Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) programming in the virtual format.  Although we all appreciate that videoconference will never replace the personal connection that we get from meeting face-to-face, RLI is a very successful program with overwhelming response and enthusiasm from Rotarians across the District. Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. 

Click here to register for Part 1 Wed Sept 14, Wed Sept 21, Wed Sept 28

Click here to register for Part 2 Wed Oct 12, Wed Oct 19, Wed Oct 26

Click here to register for Part 3 Wed Nov 9, Wed Nov 16, Wed Nov 23

To Rotarians in District 7070:

To assist the Rotary Clubs of District 7070 achieve their Strategic Action goals, at the request of District Governor Iosif Ciosa, the District Public Relations Committee is continuing the Rotary Club ClubRunner Website Refresh Program and Promotional Discount, NOW available for your club in 2022-23. REGISTER TODAY.  Please Read more......

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