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Hello District 7070:

August is Membership and Club Development Month, a time to focus on and appreciate your members, and celebrate their contributions.   Go ahead – thank someone in your club for making a difference!  The reason why Rotary is such a successful organization is because it is full of members that have one trait in common - the passion to make a difference in the world.

We also have the best kept secret in the world…we should be proud of being a member and willing to share with our friends and neighbours the many benefits and opportunities that a Rotary membership provides. It is a passport to “endless opportunities”........

Foundation Trustee Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history. Jennifer will officially become president-nominee on October 1, 2021, if no other candidates challenge her. Jones says she sees Rotary’s Action Plan as a catalyst for increasing Rotary’s impact........


To the entire Rotary family in District 7070:

Congratulations and thank you to the District 7070 Rotary family, as we virtually walked and made a Community Health Difference in 2020. We raised over $23,000  for the fight against HIV/AIDS and to support Canadian charities that increase the overall health of our communities, including Feed Ontario. We transformed the 2020  annual Rotary District 7070 Poker Walk for HIV/AIDS, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we shared this transformation with you  at the 2020 Rotary AIDS & Community Health Walk, July 29, 2020. In Canada, over 63,000 people are already living with AIDS. One in 120 adults in Toronto is HIV positive. These individuals are at greater risk of exposed to new diseases such as COVID-19. Learn the facts . Stop the Spread.! Please watch as Rotary Action for the Development of AIDS Resources (R.A.D.A.R.) ran a live broadcast of this video to help in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Rotary District 7070 Poker Walk for HIV/AIDS, right here. Visit our event website for more details 

Thank you again,

Nick Ryall

Chair, District 7070 Rotary AIDS & Community Health Walk


Rotary District 7070  “A Mill for Bill” Campaign We Did IT


Here is what we did in the 2019-20 Rotary Year:  $983,000 US Dollars or $1,313,451.18 CDN Dollars

District 7070 ranked #2 in total Foundation giving across zones 28/32, just behind District 5360 who’s Foundation giving totaled at $1.2 million. District 7070 also ranked #7 in Annual Fund giving across the two zones.    


On May 10, 2019, Rotary lost a charismatic, dynamic leader with the death of Past District Governor Bill Patchett at the Northumberland Hills Hospital after a valiant battle with cancer. Our loss was so significant that Bill’s passing was mentioned at the RI Convention in Hamburg, Germany in June 2019.

In District 7070, we will remember Bill for his passion and for his legendary and tenacious End Polio Now and Rotary Foundation fundraising efforts.

Bill was appointed as District 7070 Foundation Chair in 2010. Until that time, the average annual contributions to the Rotary Foundation and polio by Rotarians in our District was about $340,000 USD.

In his first year as District Foundation Chair, Bill motivated our Rotarians to contribute over $830,000 USD, simply amazing.

Since then, our District 7070 has raised an average of $730,000 USD annually. This substantial increase in contributions allows more of our clubs to access Global and District Grants through the Rotary Foundation SHARE Program. It also means that Rotary has been able to impact the lives of more people around globe.

PDG Bill was responsible for elevating our district to the #1 District in Canada for Polio giving and one of the top 3 districts in Canada for contributions to our Rotary Foundation. 

Bob Wallace
Rotary Coordinator Zone 24 East
President 1998-1997, 2018-19, 2019-2020
District Governor 2011-2012
Council On Legislation  2017-2020
District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair 2020-2023



Don't miss the second 'Tuesday Talks' on August 11 from 7 - 8 PM with Nicole Beatty talking about "Fundraisers Are Influencers With A Cause - How to Stay Relevant In The Time of COVID-19". Please Register online on the District 7070 website. Space for this "Tuesday Talks" is already filling up fast.

Influencer marketing has exploded in recent years.  This form of engagement is more than prestige, advertising and brand endorsement.  It’s about storytelling, community building and connecting with people in a meaningful way.  In the non-profit and charitable sector community influencers are all around us: frontline workers, donors, board members, volunteers and yes, fundraisers. If you’re like me you love what you do and you want to influence positive change in the world around you.  You’re an ambassador for a cause you believe in.  You’re a storyteller that inspires giving.  You’re a relationship manager that connects people with philanthropy. You’re an influencer with a cause.  And in the wake of COVID-19, your efforts and passion have never been more important.

We will review influencer trends and how they’re elevating community engagement for non-profits and charities during the COVID-19 pandemic; learn how to integrate engagement marketing into our fundraising practice; and discuss how to influence positive change in the world around you during this unprecedented time. To learn all about Nicole, please Read more.....

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee Members Wanted!!! - we are looking for new members for the District Foundation Committee to make a difference. Please send your applications for Committtee membership to  Terry Caputo, Director, District Governance Committee, by August 15, 2020, at terrycaputo@outlook.com.

As a Committee member, you will make strong connections between our clubs and the district. The relationships you build with club leaders make Rotary stronger. This is an important and rewarding role.

Please apply today by clicking on the "Current District Leadership Opportunities" page in the new menu tab "Leadership Opportunities for You In District 7070".

District 7070 currently has 16 Assistant Governor Positions. Each Assistant Governor is responsible for 4 or 5 Rotary and Rotaract Clubs. 

For the 2021-2022 Rotary Year, there are 5 positions available.

The Assistant Governor (AG) role is a 3-year commitment. Yearly, some AGs come to the end of their 3- year term and the District is looking for Candidates to take over to keep the roster full.  Assistant Governors are selected each year in advance of the start of their term in order to receive training, familiarize themselves with their duties, connect with the incoming Presidents of the  Rotary and Rotaract clubs they are responsible for.  

Applications for the Assistant Governor must be received by District Governor Mark Chipman, by October 1st, 2020. 

As an Assistant Governor, you are the connection between your clubs and the district. The relationships you build with club leaders make Rotary stronger. This is an important and rewarding role.

Please apply today by clicking on the "Current District Leadership Opportunities" page in the new menu tab "Leadership Opportunities for You In District 7070".

Are you ready for some fun and community engagement? Join clubs across the District as we hold a Rotary Community Bottle and Food Drive on Saturday September 26. This will be an opportunity to promote the great work and “endless opportunities” of Rotary from Etobicoke, right through Toronto and east to Picton and Belleville and from downtown Toronto north to Alliston and Newmarket. Each club will be responsible for the details and logistics of their event; the District will help promote on social media.  Don’t forget to tag @rotary7070 and #rotary7070 on your own Club social media posts. Let’s make this happen!!!! 

For all of the News related to Rotary and COVID-19, please go to the menu bar on this website and scroll down to the various stories, projects, ideas and resources to keep you and your Rotary and Rotarcat Club well informed so that you can help your Club CONNECT with your Community.  

Relive Rotary’s first-ever virtual convention on-demand and learn why, now more than ever, Rotary Connects the World! Watch inspiring speakers and panelists from the general sessions. View General Session 1 here. View General Session 2 here. View the General Secretary's Report to the Convention here

Connect with the family of Rotary to discover innovative ways to engage and strengthen our communities by watching our breakout sessions. Virtual breakout session files, such as PowerPoint slides and handouts, can be accessed through Rotary’s Learning Center. Want more? Rotary International will continue their breakout session program into July....


Please join us for the Rotary District 7070 Conference in 2021 ! Friday, April 9 - Sunday, April 11, 2021 at the beautiful Pan Pacific Toronto (formerly the Westin Prince Hotel) ,in Toronto. The entire Team at the hotel look forward to welcoming you for
Rotary District 7070 Conference 2020-21, so you can experience firsthand Pan Pacific’s signature hospitality – at Toronto’s first Pan Pacific hotel.
 Be sure to register TODAY. Here's how.....

Each new Rotary year, every club in District 7070 is asked to contribute a minimum of $139 to support an HIV/AIDS-related project chosen by the members of RADAR – Rotary Action for the Development of AIDS Responses – our District 7070 AIDS committee. 

Has your Club donated $139 or more, this Rotary year? Here's why, and here's how.........

To all of the Rotary District 7070 family:

Wear Orange In the Spirit of Reconciliation! SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 . ORDER YOUR ORANGE SHIRT BY AUGUST 15

September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children's sense of self-esteem and well-being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters......

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.”....

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 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. We are looking forward to being part of the 2021 Pride Toronto Parade. There's more......



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.....

August 2020
Heroes and Champions 2020 District Conference
Are you a Rotary Hero?
On April 9, 2021 - April 11, 2021
Click the picture below for info and to register.
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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