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February is Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month

Dear fellow Rotarians, 

For those of you who attended the 2019 District Conference, you know that peacebuilding and conflict prevention were the focus of our keynote speakers on Saturday.  Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout spoke about her abduction and captivity as a hostage in Somalia for 460 days.  She talked about her survival based on strategy, fortitude and hope in the face of unimaginable adversity.  If you have not read her book, A House in the Sky, I highly recommend it.....  

Rotary District 7070  “A Mill for Bill” Campaign

Help us raise $1 million USD in support of our Rotary Foundation in the 2019/20 Rotary Year!

Bill’s dream is for District 7070 to raise $1 million USD for our Rotary Foundation!

What better way to honour Bill than by making his dream a reality in 2019-20?

Have YOU made your contribution? 

We are getting closer and closer to our goal.

As of December 31, 2019, District 7070 was at US $718,824.00

In all of Zone 28 (Canada and a portion of USA and Russia), the

closest District was at US $ 327,068.00. Bill would have been

so proud.

Let's honour Bill and keep District 7070 in First Place.

Here is where we are today:  OVER $ 735,209.00

Please read more to see how you and your Rotary Club can contribute.......

Partnership will infuse an additional US$450 million into global polio eradication effort

Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are renewing their longstanding partnership to end polio, announcing a joint commitment of up to $450 million to support the global polio eradication effort. Bill said, in a video to the incoming District Governors in San Diego at the International Assembly, in late January, “The Gates Foundation’s longstanding partnership with Rotary has been vital to fighting polio,” said Mr. Gates in today’s message to Rotary volunteers. “That’s why we’re extending our funding match, so every dollar that Rotary raises is met with two more. I believe that together, we can make eradication a reality.”....

Countries and partners announce commitments to vaccinate 450 million children against polio each year and to overcome barriers to reaching every child. 

ABU DHABI, 19 November 2019 – Today, global leaders convened at the Reaching the Last Mile (RLM) Forum in Abu Dhabi to affirm their commitment to eradicate polio and pledge US$2.6 billion as part of the first phase of the funding needed to implement the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Polio Endgame Strategy 2019-2023........

Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help. Rotarians have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. For as little as $0.60, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life. Give Now

Follow the latest news on Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio, every week. See the country-specific section and more details, right here at http://polioeradication.org/polio-today/polio-now/this-week/

 

Rotarians in District 7070 made the world aware that October 24 was World Polio Day in District 7070, thanks to the coordination from Clubs led by District 7070 World Polio Day Chair, Jennifer Boyd. Here are just some of the highlights.....

Rotarians from over 15 different District 7070 Rotary Clubs, 3 Rotaract Clubs (including from Rotary District 7040), Rotary Youth Exchange Students, family, and friends marched in a spirit of celebration and inclusion, in the 2019 Pride Toronto parade as a group for the very first time! Thank you to the Rotary District 7070 Toronto Pride Committee (Karen Somerville, President of the Rotary Club of Toronto East,  Nicole Patterson, President of the Rotary Club of East York Jeff Dobson, President of the Rotary Club of Toronto, and Mary Lou Harrison, our 2018-19 District Governor & Member of the Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise. There's more......

 

 

Is your Rotary Club using the new "People of Action" material? Carrie Jones, the Public Image Chair, Rotary Zone 24 East outlines the new People of Action Public Image Campaign.

Here are the important details of the campaign...

What's Larry's Email Address?

 It was a rainy day when I got the call. 

 He needed to know, right away,

 "What's his email" he did say. 

  Holding my cell I wanted to yell, please, please, give me the spell,

 The magic we found, by bringing it down

 Gave way to new sight: email addresses, events, phone numbers....ah.....the light!

With rushing to cheer, the awakening is here! 

Downloading the Clubrunner app, all with a fingertip,  it was a snap,

Your club members detail will be very clear, your district executives have no fear.

You'll find what you wish,  there'll be no need to fish.  It's smart on your cell, just do it....time will tell. Read more.....

 

Dear Rotarians and members of the Rotary family and friends of Rotary,

REMEMBER NOVEMBER: If there is a peak season for our campaign, it is the month of November. We will, after all, pause on Monday, November 11, to reflect on the sacrifice of many who served in the Canadian Armed Forces to defend our freedom. We will also reflect on those who did not come home during times of conflict: 117,000 since the war of 1812. We will hear John McRae's famous poem recited somewhere, at least once. And we will be mindful of his words. I think that it is a fine coincidence that the months of Thanksgiving and the month of Remembrance are back to back. October and November even rhyme, almost. Here at the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign, we are thankful for so much. Indeed, that is a gross understatement.....

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Heroes and Champions 2020 District Conference
Are you a Rotary Hero?
On October 23, 2020 - October 25, 2020
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2020 District 7070 Conference
 
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We are District 7070 Proud

This video was played in the House of Friendship at the 2018 Rotary International Convention in Toronto. Rotary Clubs were asked to send in photos of their signature projects that made them feel proud to be Rotarians. Thank you to all of the Rotary Clubs in District 7070 who contributed. Thank you to Dale Duke of the Rotary Club of Oshawa for creating the video. Click here

 

 
 

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