Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22

In his July 2021 Newsletter, District Governor Ron Dick thanks PDG Mark and his Leadership Team and the Rotary family for their selfless work during Covid. He added that his team is here to serve you and your clubs. He touched on President Shekhar's challenge to serve to change lives, and invited us to join him on Tuesday Talks and at the May 2022 District Conference............

Hello District 7070 Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors and Earlyactors!  

We made it!  An entire Rotary Year of meeting by Zoom, Go To Meeting and Microsoft Teams!  On July 1st, 2021 we are kicking off a new Rotary Year and exciting times as the vaccines seem to be winning against the variants and we may be able to meet in person before the end of this calendar year!

It is my honour to serve as your District Governor in 7070, the best District in the Rotary World!

Our District Leadership team is here to serve our 1900+ Rotarians in 55 Rotary Clubs, 10 Rotaract Clubs and many Interact Clubs that span from the west at the Etobicoke-Mississauga border, north to Alliston across to Newmarket & Uxbridge  and off to the east to Belleville and Prince Edward County.





A heartfelt thank you to our 2020-2021 Club Presidents working with Past District Governor, Mark Chipman and the District Leadership team, for their connectivity and leadership under the constraints of the Global Covid Pandemic.

Our experiences to stay connected during the pandemic have taught us new ways as in the words of Past RI President, Holger Knaack, “We need to remember what we’ve learned this year as we move forward.” 

We’ve been able to visit with Rotarian friends across the District, across the country and from around the world!



Our new RI President, Shekhar Mehta, has challenged us to Serve to Change Lives, to increase our Global Rotary Membership to $1.3M by July 1st, 2022, to conduct a Rotary Day of Service including 25% participation by non-Rotary members of your community and empower the lives of young girls.






For the 2021-2022 Rotary Year we will continue the popular “Tuesday Talks” Program on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7pm to 8pm.  District Training Chair, PDG Beth Selby will be bring you many more timely topics again this year.  The Tuesday Talks from the 2020-2021 Rotary Year have been recorded and are available on our District 7070 Website and at our District 7070 Youtube channel.

Please join us on Tuesday, July 13th at 7pm for the Strategic Plan Update Survey Results and Plans for our new Rotary Year!  You can register for the July “Tuesday Talks” by going to the District Website Calendar or Upcoming Events.





The Oshawa Rotary Club is pleased to invite you to Oshawa in 2022!  The 2022 District Conference is an in-person event on May 13th, 14th & 15th, 2022 at the newly renovated and beautiful Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Oshawa.  Registration is now open (Select Calendar on the District 7070 website) at the early bird rate of $249 per person with only a $100 deposit and with Room rates as low at $129 per night.  Get registered today to take advantage of the best rates for our exciting in-person District Conference.  One of GM Canada’s experts will be our keynote speaker providing the highlights of GM’s Electric Car Production and their many other environmentally friendly programs!





Let’s take what we’ve learned in 2020 and 2021 as we’ve ebbed and flowed under waves one, two and three and continue to stay connected and inspire our clubs, continue to look after each other and continue to look after our communities with Service above Self!  Stay Safe!


Yours in Rotary,

DG Ron

Ron Dick

District 7070 Governor, 2021-22