Welcome To District 7070

Ontario, Canada

In his February 2023 Newsletter, District Governor Iosif Ciosa talks about February and the importance of it being Peace Building and Conflict Prevention Month and asks us to carry out projects in the important area of focus . He talks about Rotary's 118th Birthday (also called World Understanding and Peace Day) and urges us to register for District 7070's WORLD UNDERSTANDING AND PEACE DAY SYMPOSIUM on Feb 23. He asks us to  to celebrate Rotary’s 118th Birthday! Make sure to share pictures on social media and with Dave Andrews and asks us . Perhaps, use the 23rd of February to make a donation to the Rotary Foundation, it is our Charity ......... 

Millions of people all over the world are currently displaced by armed conflict or persecution. In fact, 90% of casualties in armed conflicts are civilians, half of which are children. Through service projects and Rotary programs, the Rotary family is committed to pursuing projects that address the structural causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.....

The Durham Parasport games will be held in 8 different locations throughout Durham. To learn more go to https://durhamregion2023.ca/en/ about the nine different sports that will be played during these three days. These games are being sponsored by The Rotary Clubs of Durham Region.

These games will also help Feed The Need in Durham. There is no admission to these games at all. Instead, we are asking all people coming to the games to bring a non-perishable food item to help Feed The Need In Durham (see: https://feedtheneedindurham.ca ) who distributed to over 60 locations in the Durham region. Emmy Iheme from the Rotary club of Oshawa will be your contact person. Emmy878@sympatico.ca 905 767 6084 to see how you and your club can be involved, and BE THE ROAR at the games......


ROTARY DISTRICT 7070 WORLD UNDERSTANDING AND PEACE DAY SYMPOSIUM   on ZOOM (The zoom link will be sent out later to all those who register ) . You can also register guests. REGISTER HERE.

I am excited to share with you the coming of an incredible Rotary District 7070 World Understanding and Peace Day Symposium with music, art and incredible speakers on Thursday February 23, 2023 at 7:00p.m., where you will hear Nobel Prize Winner Ouided Bouchamaoui who will join us all the way from Tunis, different entities that Rotary International is collaborating with to promote peace such as Mediators without Borders, The Institute for nd Economics & Peace, Rotary Inter-Country Committees (RotaryICC) and learn about how Rotary is collaborating with these different entities to extend peace and understanding around the world......

The Rotaract Club of Toronto is supporting the St. James Town Community Arts (SJTCA) to start a teen choir in February 2023 and YOU are invited to help. The Club needs lots of volunteers to help support this incredible opportunity, and best news is anyone is welcome and you don't need to have any musical background. You can sign up here and note that if you are planning to help directly with the youth you will need to get a Vulnerable Sector Check.  Please share with your friends and family, including any youth who live in the St. James neighbourhood in Toronto and would be interested in joining.  

Rotaract Toronto Karaoke : February 23, 2023:  For details, Please Read more.....

Come embrace women and equity in Rotary District 7070 as we celebrate the women of Rotary District 7070 !  We gather on March 8th @ 6pm in the Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in a hybrid setting (In person and online) to celebrate fellowship and hear from female leaders of Rotary District 7070.  Reception from 6 to 7 pm. Broadcast starts at 7 pm. Registration fee of $5.00 payable at the door for the IN Person event. Parking will be in Founders Lot 2 . Parking will be $3.00  Guest speakers include Niecy Dillon, Rachel Boyd, Kaitlyn Almeida and Elizabeth Compton.

Please join us for an evening where we embrace equity to forget and harmony and unity, driving success for all. Please register for the IN PERSON  event right here


Join us for the on line broadcast  :  https://app.tauria.com/client/s/6320b2f4bb8aa1a116995e50

If you have any questions, please contact Johanna de Boer, Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise at jdeboer@rogers.com

The 2023 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium (RYLS) is taking place, May 11-14, 2022 at the Ganaraska Forest Centre!  The 3-night experience is geared toward youth between the ages of 17-23 and will offer an inspiring program including: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Reconciliation and Land Based Education, Hands-on Activities, Group Dynamics, Public Speaking, Outdoor Survival and GPS Geocache adventures along with campfires, friendship and tons of fun and learning!!!  All this for only $375 per participant which covers all programs, accommodation, and meals.  Rotary Clubs are encouraged to find and sponsor eligible participants within their community, as well as members of the Rotaract and Interact Clubs that they host.  There are only 30 spots available! 

Online applications and further details are now available on the Rotary District 7070 website and all District social media.  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 our 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 ONE - Feb 8, 15 and 22

Click here to register for Part TWO - March 8, 15 and 22

Click here to register for Part ONE - April 5, 12 and 19

Let’s Get Your Rotary or Rotaract Club to Help Celebrate Oral Health Month Together in 2023!

April is Oral Health Month in Canada. Please assist us to encourage your local schools and parents to promote good oral and overall health. 

Schools may schedule a presentation by a local dentist and order a Colgate toothbrush and toothpaste for each of their students.

Here's how Your Rotary Club can help.....Please Read more.....

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 Half Back Discount, NOW available for your club in 2022-23.The first  25 Rotary clubs have completed the refresh program in 2021-22. These  club websites are getting noticed by the public and by potential members. When a prospective member looks to join a club, the look at your club website. Will they want to join your club?  Now it's TIME TO GET YOUR CLUB NOTICED. Prospective members are looking at You Club Website - What will they see? Don't be left behind.  REGISTER TODAY.  Please Read more.......