Welcome To District 7070

Ontario, Canada

In his October 2021 Newsletter, District Governor Ron Dick talks about some of his official visits to our clubs, and reminds us to join Tuesday Talks in October and to hear Past District Governor Ron Denham on Water projects world-wide, and tells us all to get the word out to everyone about World Polio Day, on October 24 and to join us on Oct 21 as we broadcast LIVE with Dr. Bob Scott moderating a live panel discussion of Distinguished Rotarians: RI President Shekhar Mehta, Vice President Valarie Wafer, International Polio Plus Chair Mike McGovern, and from Nigeria, Polio Plus Chair Dr. Tunji Funsho and by way of video a message from Incoming Rotary International President Jennifer Jones ...........

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Trenton President, Sandi Ramsey and Trenton Rotarian Gordon Bunt,  Assistant Governor Brenda Hellyer,  all the members of the Trenton Rotary Club, the Region #1 Rotary Clubs and the District Foundation Walk committee chair,  Thiva Kulasingam for a great District Foundation Walk!  Let's get our pledges in! Special Thank you to our District Governor Nominee John Burns for fantastic photos.  Lots more on Facebook ........

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  for Part TWO. First session is October 13 from 6 to 8 PM. Here are some important new details for 2021-22 .....

Are you interested in your club’s path to Grow Rotary?  Having a strong vibrant Rotary Club involves Membership - looking after our members ( new, seasoned and potential members),  and through our Public Image, reaching out to our communities,  showing them what we do and showing the power of what we can do -  and our through our Rotary Foundation and what it allows us to do.  Members of your Rotary Club's Membership committee, Public Image committee and Rotary Foundation committee are particularly encouraged to attend. We encourage at least 3 members from your club to attend so you can share the discussion and work on plans integrating Membership, Public Image and Foundation in your growth strategy. You will get some tips from clubs that have been successful in "Growing Rotary" right in their own clubs.

REGISTER TODAY and GROW YOUR CLUB PRESENCE.  - On October 16  from 9:30 am to 11:10 am -  the District Membership Committee is hosting a New Grow Rotary Zoom Meeting. Registration is now OPEN on the District 7070 website right here.  .......

District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 - Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada on October 21 form 7:00 to 8:30 pm (Toronto Time). Here is the link and be sure to see (see the Class Page for a sneak preview right HERE). 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 on October 21 form 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 ), Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta, Valarie Wafer (Vice Presdient of Rotary International) , Mike McGovern, (the current Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee, and Dr. Tunji Funsho, 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.........

Richard Mewhinney, Chair of the District 7070 Areas of Focus Action Committee introduced to our Rotary family  Past District Governor Ron Denham, Chair Emeritus of WASH-RAG. In the first of three 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 serve  communities forever. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/le_kmSIVbKU

To the Rotary family here in District  7070,

Join us next year to explore what’s possible in Rotary, in Houston, and in yourself.  Each year, Rotary members from all over the world come together to discover new opportunities to increase our impact, broaden our reach, and strengthen our ability to adapt for future success. It’s also the perfect venue to find new ways to enhance your Rotary experience. Register right here, Register before December 15, 2021 and save $100 US. 

We are working to organize a special District 7070 celebration - details to follow.......

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! .......

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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Rotary and our Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners have launched the Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-2026: Delivering on a Promise to overcome the remaining challenges to ending polio, including last year’s increase in polio cases caused by a pause in vaccination campaigns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders from Pakistan and Afghanistan — the last two countries where wild polio remains endemic — have recommitted to working with the GPEI to improve vaccination campaigns and reach at-risk children. As long as polio exists anywhere, it remains a threat everywhere.

In addition to providing a roadmap to eradication, the new strategy calls for renewed political and financial commitments from governments and donors to achieve a polio-free world. Learn more about the action underway to eradicate polio.