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Be sure to register TODAY and join us for a "Not to Miss" Event - The Rotary Foundation Learning Tuesdays on June 18 with keynote speaker, Michael McGovern, Chair of Rotary International's Polio Plus Committee.  Mike will give us an update, and a look at the next steps involved with polio eradication. He will talk about the ongoing funding and our future needs to eradicate polio. . 

Then we will hear about another important program,  supported by The Rotary Foundation when we hear from Vyana McIntyre, a  Global Grant Scholar. We will hear how the Scholarship has affected her and her future plans.

We will also give you 15 minutes to ask about these two programs and anything regarding The Rotary Foundation.....

During their recent trip to Rotary International headquarters, the 2024-25 Rotary District 7070 Presidents , along with 2024-25 District 7070 Governor Virginia O'Reilly, went to the grave and memorial of Rotary International Founder Paul Harris, in Mount Hope Cemetery in Chicago, Illionos.  Along the walkway leading to the grave, there is the Presidential Walkway, containing plaques of each of the Rotary International Presidents. This year, they proudly had installed the plaque of Rotary District 7070's Wilf Wilkinson, Rotary International President in 2007-08, from Trenton, Ontario Canada.  Here are some of the photos, taken by Rotary Club of Scarborough member Sonya Chouljian .....

What Is your Rotary Club doing to focus on Rotary Fellowships in the month of June 2024, or anytime of the year for that matter?   Rotary Fellowships are groups of Rotary members, spouses, and Rotaractors who: Share a common interest in recreational activities, sports, hobbies, or professions,  Further their vocational development with others in the same profession or field and enhance their Rotary experience by exploring new opportunities and making connections around the world. To find out how you can join or start a Rotary Fellowship, watch this video and Please read more.....

This isn't just a presentation – it's an interactive opportunity to engage with Stephanie in real-time, to ask questions, share insights, and delve into the magic of Rotary. Stephanie Urchick, a dedicated member of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA, will assume the role of RI President in 2024-25. So, join us for an afternoon of dialogue and discovery as we converse with Stephanie Urchick, delving into her vision for Rotary's future and exploring the transformative power of service. This is your chance to engage directly with Stephanie – come prepared with questions, insights, and a willingness to explore the magic of Rotary together with President-Elect Stephanie Urchick! Stephanie brings with her a wealth of experience and a passion for service that has shaped Rotary's global impact. With her theme "The Magic of Rotary," Stephanie invites us to explore the transformative power of service and community engagement. Don't miss this opportunity to speak with Stephanie as she shares her vision for the future of Rotary and the magic that lies within our global community of service. Join us for an enchanting afternoon with Stephanie Urchick, President-Elect of Rotary International!  Date: June 25, 2024;   Time: 11:00 am ;  Location: Virtual zoom link will follow shortly. Register TODAY :  https://portal.clubrunner.ca/1150/Event/meet-rotary-president-elect--stephanie-urchick

Members of the Rotary family (and their friends and family!) are invited to march in a spirit of celebration and inclusion in the Pride Toronto Parade on Sunday, June 30, 2024! We have secured a marching permit for up to 100 people and would love for you to join us with your friends and family! Those who are not members of Rotary Clubs in District 7070 can register as guests. Please register here so that we can send updates re our parade placement and other essential info......

On June 20, 2024.  at the Legion in Whitby, you are invited to attend the Annual District Governor Changeover and District Awards Night as we congratulate District Governor John Burns for a great year and wish District Governor Elect Virginia O'Reilly well as she starts her new year as District Governor. And who is going to win this year's District Awards to Rotary, Rotaract and Interact Clubs?

Join us starting at 5 PM on June 20 at the Whitby Legion. REGISTER TODAY right  Here are see some of the details on the event on the District 7070 Calendar. Cost is $25 per person.  5 pm to 6 pm - registration and fellowship; 6 pm start - Awards presentations ; 7 pm  - dinner ; 7:45 pm  - District Governor Changeover. Details on cost to follow.  At  the Royal Canadian Legion Whitby, 117 Byron St. S., Whitby, ON L1N 4P5


What an inspiring interactive session we had on Tuesday May 21, 2024 at the Rotary District 7070 Learning Tuesdays membership Workshop with Louisa Horne, Rotary Zone 28 Club Innovative Club Advocate from Halifax NS. There was lots of time to ask questions about how our clubs can become innovative and irresistible. What a great way to start off next Rotary year. Get your incoming Board of Directors to see this video and help your club grow. Thank you to Rotary District 7070 Membership Chair Joan Barrett and her committee.

Here is a link to the video which is now on our Rotary District 7070 You Tube Channel


District Governor Elect VIRGINIA O'REILLY INVITES YOU TO 2024 DISTRICT 7070 CONFERENCE on OCTOBER 25 - 27, 2024.


REGISTRATION  Price $319.00 + HST ( expires June 30, 2024)........  Price $349.00 + HST (Until Conference ). PLEASE REGISTER HERE


Dear fellow Rotarians in District 7070,

Rotarians in District 7070 have been committed to The Annual Programs Fund of the Rotary Foundation. You should be proud of the difference that Rotary have made in the lives of millions of people throughout the world by the project funded by The Rotary Foundation.

I want to thank you for your past efforts and ask that you recommit to helping us raise funds for The Annual Programs Fund of the Rotary Foundation.

We are inviting you to join our efforts to continue for The Annual Programs Fund of the Rotary Foundation.  To become a member of the Paul Harris Society you are asked to commit to making an annual donation of $1000 USD or more to The Annual Programs Fund of the Rotary Foundation.

We hope that with your commitment in joining the Paul Harris Society, we will make a significant difference in our world.

To sign up go to https://rotary7070.org/sitepage/paul-harris-society-district-7070


Bob Wallace

Past District Governor

Chair, District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee

Dear Fellow Rotarians in District 7070,

Rotarians in District 7070 have been committed over the past nearly 40 years to raising funds to immunize children worldwide and our efforts are paying off.  You should be proud of the difference that Rotary has made in the lives of millions of children by eliminating this dreadful disease.

I want to thank you for your past efforts and ask that you recommit to helping us raise funds to finish Rotary’s number one initiative of eradicating polio.  Rotary is still committed to raising $50 million a year for this effort.

As such, we are launching the Polio Plus Society and are inviting you to join our efforts to continue to raise funds to eradicate polio.  To become a member of the Polio Plus Society you are asked to commit to making an annual donation of $100 USD or more to The Rotary Foundation’s Polio Plus Fund until the last two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan, are certified free of the wild polio virus.

Congratulations to Past District 7070 Governor Ted Morrison, District 7070 Governor Elect Virginia O'Reilly and District 7070 Public Image Chair Dave Andrews who made that commitment on December 11 , 2023 at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Port Hope and received their certificates from Rotary International Director Drew Kessler. 

A PolioPlus Society membership form can be downloaded here or you can also complete an on-line registration form by clicking here

For more information and to sign up today, please  go to https://rotary7070.org/sitepage/polioplus-society-1


Bob Wallace

Past District Governor

Chair - District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee