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Hello District 7070:

Here we go!!!!  On July 1, 2020 we kick off an exciting, new Rotary year, a year in which the status of Rotaractors will be elevated within the Rotary family.  What an honour and privilege it is to serve as the District Governor in 7070, the best Rotary District in the world!   Our District Leadership Team is here to support our 1,953 members, 55 clubs, and our Rotaract and Interact clubs from Etobicoke to Belleville and Prince Edward County and north to Alliston!.....


Hello Canadian Rotarians in Zones 28 and 32,

I'm excited to share with you today an exceptional opportunity for your Rotaractors and young Rotarians. Please help us share and promote this program so all eligible Rotaractors and Rotarians can become aware, sign up and take advantage of the bursaries and volunteer opportunities.

The Rotary family has continued to innovate and create new solutions for our communities' most pressing challenges as we navigate difficult and unusual times. The global COVID-19 pandemic has created economic and social hurdles for all sectors of society. Post-secondary students and recent graduates are particularly vulnerable. The pandemic affects their studies, ability to graduate, finances and career opportunities. It affects youth in Rotary and their ability to donate their time and support our organization in carrying out our initiatives in the community......

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.  

Rotary District 7070  “A Mill for Bill” Campaign

The late Past District Governor Bill Patchett had an unrealized goal for our District.  Bill wanted us to just once raise a $1,000,000 for The Rotary Foundation.  During a conversation with PDG Lynda Ryder at the RI Convention in Hamburg last June, ‘A Mill for Bill’ campaign was created.

The latest figure is $960,000 USD and rising. 

Thank you at all District Rotarians who gave ‘a little bit more for Bill’.


The Rotary Club of Toronto has just given us $10,000.  A huge thank you to the Club!

Our total to date translates into $1,350,000 CDN, the most ever raised by District 7070.  What a wonderful tribute to Bill.

Thank you to everyone who has supported The Rotary Foundation in memory of Bill.  If you haven’t made a donation, it’s not too late.  

You can still send a cheque (personal or club) to The Rotary Foundation Canada.  The cheque must be postmarked June 30 2020 and be received by 8 July 2020 to be counted in the campaign.  The address is:

The Rotary Foundation (Canada)

c/0 911600

PO Box 4090 STN A

Toronto, ON

M5W 0E9



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 the entire Rotary family in District 7070:

Join members of Rotary as we walk to make a Community Health DifferenceWe have transformed our annual Rotary District 7070 Poker Walk for HIV/AIDS in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. And we are excited to share this transformation with you! The 2020 Rotary AIDS & Community Health Walk, July 29, 2020 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, allows teams to raise funds for the fight against HIV/AIDS and to support Canadian charities that increase the overall health of our communities, including Feed Ontario, our residual beneficiary....

As we were developing the District 7070 Strategic Plan, we asked Rotarians and Rotaractors what would help them and their clubs be even more effective. The response was Training. We listened. This coming Rotary year, we are having 'Tuesday Talks' much like the "Rotary Connects" sessions we had this year on a monthly basis, the second Tuesday of the month from 7- 8 pm. Here is the beginning of our planning. SAVE THESE DATES. HERE ARE THE TRAINING THEMES TO HELP YOU AND YOUR CLUB MEMBERS WELL INFORMED:

‘Fundraisers Are Influencers with a Cause’ - July 14

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Aug 11

Technology/RI Website/District Website - Sept 8

Leadership Development - Oct 13

Rotary Foundation - Nov 10

Environmental Action - Dec 8

Public Image - Jan 12

Youth Services - Feb 9

Conflict Resolution - March 9

Toastmasters - April 13

Topic TBA - May 11

Topic TBA - June 8

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. 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.....


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.....

July 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
Upcoming Events
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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