Welcome To District 7070

Ontario, Canada

In his September 2021 Newsletter, during Basic Education and Literacy Month, District Governor Ron Dick talks about his many DG visits to clubs in August and challenges every club to add the “Free Reading Program” to their club website. He invites everyone to register today for the September 14 Tuesday Talks on Youth Service, and asks us to get ready with our pledges and donations for our Rotary Foundation Walk in Trenton on September 26 ...........

Basic Education & Literacy Month takes on even greater importance for Rotarians this year, as we come to see the the profound impact of the pandemic on education and literacy. As one of our seven Areas of Focus, Rotarians understand the critical importance of literacy. BELRAG (Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group) supports Rotarians to to address these challenges  to enable children  to be confident readers and learners. BELRAG is offering three excellent opportunities  to assist clubs and districts in their outreach to support literacy in their communities.....

Thank you for your interest and support for the HIP / District 7070/7010 Y2Y Engagement event at Camp Kawartha in early October.   The organizing committee met last week and considered feedback and the impact of COVID developments on the plans.   The Y2Y initiative is a solid program that has been well received, however safety is a primary concern. With the recent increase in COVID cases and the uncertainty of the impact on youth going back into classrooms in September, there is potentially considerable risk to youth being placed in camp rooms together overnight. The committee has taken the concerns seriously and is re-engineering and extending the program.     Please Read more.....

Please join us on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 7 PM for Tuesday Talks on "Youth Services - Get Involved" , hosted by the Leaders of the District 7070 Youth Services Committees. Find out how your club can become more involved in so many services to our Youth, here in District 7070, in southern Ontario: Earlyact, Interact, Rotaract, and International Youth Exchange. Listen to the leaders: Heather Drakes, Chair of District 7070 Earlyact; Laura Bradford, Chair District 7070 Interact; Shauna Moore, Chair District 7070 Rotaract; and Stacey Chikoto, our District 7070 Rotaract Representative

Register here https://bit.ly/2WnFKzo .

 

Here we are in this exciting transition back to a new normal.  It’s an opportunity exploding with optimistic enthusiasm. Rotary International has given districts around the world the green light to reinstate the Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) programs.  District 7070 is committed to RYE long term program.  As our district embraces this decision, we are reaching out to clubs to embrace and commit too. Our clubs are the cornerstone of the Rotary Youth Exchange program.  It all starts with YOU! .......

In 2021, we are staying with our Rotary Leadership Institute programming in the virtual format as a result of the pandemic. Although we all appreciate that videoconference will never replace the personal connection that we get from meeting face-to-face, we still had 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 will benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. This Rotary year, we will be maintaining our virtual format on the Zoom platform. Register  right here TODAY for Part One with starts on Sept 15. Here are some important new details for 2021-22 .....

To Rotarians in District 7070:

In the 2019-2020 Rotary Year many Rotarians and Rotaractors of District 7070 participated to complete the new 3-year strategic plan.  A recent District wide survey reconfirmed and refined the Strategic Actions under the following four categories:

DO MORE TOGETHER; USE CLEAR AND CONSISTENT MESSAGING; BUILD AWARENESS OF AND PRIDE IN THE ROTARY BRAND; AND HELP CLUBS TAKE MEANINGFUL ACTION

To assist the Rotary Clubs of District 7070 achieve their Strategic Action goals, the District Public Relations Committee is introducing a Rotary Club ClubRunner website refresh Program available for your club TODAY. Please Read more......

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The 10 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 2021 - Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada. The event will run from 7 pm to about 8:30 pm live from The Rotary Global Classroom featuring Dr Bob Scott,(past Rotary International Vice-President  and Immediate Past Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee ), and Mike McGovern, (the current Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee). We will also hear from Valarie Wafer, Vice President of Rotary International  and we are awaiting confirmation of additional senior Rotary International leaders 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.........

Richard Mewhinney, Chair of the District 7070 Areas of Focus Action Committee invites our Rotary family to hear Past District Governor Ron Denham, Chair Emeritus of WASH-RAG. In the first of two Tuesday Talks, you will learn what we, Rotarians, can do to solve water, sanitation & hygiene problems and how Rotarians can change this dynamic to ensure sustainable , effective water or sanitation systems that serv  communities forever. 

Watch the  August  'Tuesday Talks' now available on the District 7070 You Tube Channel -  "Your Club Website and Social Media Tips" . We are very fortunate to have the timely topic of websites and social media presented by Melissa Wells of Ex Nihilo Website Designs. Her marketing tips for your club were outstanding. 

Melissa brought the expertise of being a Rotarian, A Clubrunner expert and a web developer to maximize value for your club Technology budget. Melissa  gave  a  brief run through of the steps of the District 7070 Website Refresh Program that she has completed with over 60 Rotary Clubs and will include many examples of completed sites. Her main focus was on marketing strategy for your club and many tips on how to leverage your website into both social and traditional media and how to draw hits to your website, in other words- Online marketing 101. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAkmltxbtP8.