Our District 7070 newsletter is meant to keep everyone in our Rotary family up to date on latest news from around the Rotary world, from the clubs in our District, from the various committees in District 7070 and beyond. Please share this letter and keep our Rotary family informed. Make sure they all get a copy. The deadline for your story submissions is always 4 days prior to the end of the month. Check out our District 7070 Facebook Page, Twitter, Instagram accounts and our District 7070 website for the latest news about Rotary here in southern Ontario and around the world. 







District Governor Mark Chipman's May 2021 Newsletter

In his May 2021 Newsletter, District Governor Mark Chipman focuses on Youth Services Month. He says, "Youth Services is Rotary International’s focus for the month of May.  While COVID threw our District Youth Services program an unexpected curveball, Youth Services is alive and kicking in District 7070 !" . Mark highlights some of the  Youth Services programs in our District..............

Rotary International President Holger Knaack's May 2021 Newsletter

In Holger Knaack's May 2021 Newsletter, our Rotary International President focuses on Youth Services, Rotary Youth Exchange  (and its suspension of in-person exchanges until June 2022), and instead focuses on the New Generations Service Exchange, a Rotary program that deserves wider recognition. ............

K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran,  Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation's May 2021 Newsletter

In his May 2021 message to Rotarians, K.R. Ravi Ravindran, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, (and also Past President of Rotary International), says that Rotary is engaged in so many noble efforts and challenges us: "When will those grants start, and will your district — or you — be directly involved? Nothing is written. We write it."  ...........

Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's May 2021 Newsletter

In her May 2021 Newsletter, Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer talks about a recent virtual reunion with the Vocational Training Team members that she led and spent four weeks with in Sydney, Australia, 11 years ago. This Vocational Training Team (VTT) model brought together a multi disciplinary team with a focus, in her case it was youth depression and suicide. ..........



Nominations Open for the Dr. Bob Scott Disease Prevention Award and The Wilf Wilkinson Peace Award

Past District Governor Neil Phillips , on behalf of District 7070 is seeking nominations, both from within Rotary or potentially community partners for the Dr. Bob Scott Disease Prevention Award and the Wilf Wilkinson Peace Award . Please note the May 15, 2021 deadline. Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions.........

EMBRACING THE LOGO - Together we can unite Rotary

Here is a letter from Rotary International President Holger Knaack and Rotary Foundation Chair of the Trustees Ravi Ravindran are asking Rotary, Rotaract and Interact clubs to update their logos to align with our brand standards. This means using the template in the Brand Center to create a club logo and then using it consistently, like on club websites, social media accounts, and signage, to name a few.......

Online Rotary Foundation Gala Event - "Celebrate our Foundation!" on May 12, 2021 - REGISTER TODAY !!

Dear fellow Rotarians, 

Thank you for your service in a most difficult year. Your leadership is critical to ensure that your members stay engaged within their clubs, continue to serve their communities, and adapt to the realities of the pandemic. We are asking for your help with our Rotary Foundation event on May 12, 2021. Together, we will celebrate what we have achieved and inspire Rotarians to do more. The online Gala event, "Celebrate our Foundation!" will be held Wednesday, May 12, from 8-9 pm ET (5-6 PT). It will be a fast-paced 60-minute variety style show featuring Rotary dignitaries, celebrities, musicians, entertainers and more.

Details are at the event website:    Please Read more.....


Your Call to Action : The Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup - On Right Now

The Rotary ‘GREAT LAKES WATERSHED CLEANUP’ is on right now.  From Saturday April 24 (to coincide with Earth Day on April 22)  through mid June 2021, over 20,000 Rotarians on both sides of the Canadian and U.S. border will roll up their sleeves to collect refuse along the shoreline, and innumerable waterway tributaries to the Great Lakes basin.  This is great example of ‘ROTARY IN ACTION’ and brings considerable community attention to the importance of ‘ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY’

With the Ontario COVID-19 shutdown to the end of April, we encourage Rotary and Rotaract clubs to find a date between now and mid June that works for your club to participate.

The District 7070 Environmental Action Committee is leading Rotary's Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup Initiative, here in our District 7070, as it gets rolled out right across our District. This is an initiative hatched by our District 7070 Governor Mark Chipman, with his fellow District Governors surrounding the Great Lakes. Mark is very excited about the potential for this event and here's why..... It’s actually huge – with 15 districts involved – 500 Clubs & 20,000 Rotarians.  This is your Call To Action - What is your club doing?   Please Read more....

Historic Joint International Zoom Meeting of the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Moscow East - OUTSTANDING SUCCESS

Over 140 participants attended the historic joint weekly club meeting of the Rotary Club of Oshawa from District 7070 and the Rotary Club of Moscow East - Russia in District 2223 on Monday, April 19, 2021 . Congratulations to the Club President Trish Best and Program Chair Gordon Dowsley of the Rotary Club of Oshawa, for putting together this historic joint meeting of the 2 Rotary Clubs from Canada and Russia. Well done and very smooth. New friends in Rotary.  Rotary Club of Oshawa President Trish Best said, "Over 7000 km and several time zones separate us, but Rotary International connects us." A recording is now available here on the District 7070 YouTube Channel. Please Read more....

Director Dialogue - With RI Director Valarie Wafer  - Available on the District 7070 and the Zone 28 & 32 Websites

I want to personally thank everyone who join us for our  "Director Dialogues". The first one was with Past Rotary International President Ian Riseley;  the second one with Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin; the third with Rotary International President-Elect Shekhar Mehta and the fourth was a special presentation "Public Image : The Musical" .  Remember to keep the 2nd Thursday of every month  at 7pm ET/4pm PT, free for future meetings. Special guests from throughout the Rotary world will join me each month to cover a wide range of topics of interest to all Rotarians, all provided at no charge as a benefit to you as a member of a club in Zones 28 & 32!    And CLICK HERE to visit the Director Dialogue page and access recordings of past events. Please Read more.....


There Is Still Room!!!  Rotary Foundation Seminar on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 8.30 am – 11.00 am  (previously scheduled for April 17, 2021)

Click HERE to register today. The objective of this Rotary Foundation Seminar is to provide an overview of the Rotary Foundation and give the participants suggestions and guidelines for writing District and Global Grant project applications.

On Saturday, May 1, 2021, the District Foundation Committee is presenting an on-line Seminar about the Rotary Foundation and its Grants Program (Global and District Grants).  The Seminar consists of two sessions, starting at 8.30 am There is a 15 minutes break between the two halves.  We plan to finish by 11.00 am. The Seminar is not an alternative to the District’s Qualification process.  Instead, it can be seen as a compliment to the three training Modules that are found on   However, those attending the Seminar should find it easier to successfully complete the three Quizzes that are required for the Qualification process.  he first half of the program will provide a general overview of the Rotary Foundation; its mission, funds, ways of supporting the Foundation, the Foundation’s organization and programs.  The second half after the break will cover the Grants program and include case presentations of Global and District Grant projects from the District.  Registration can be done on the District’s website,   The event will be recorded and posted on the District’s website........

Tuesday Talk on May 11th — “Two Drops for Peace”: Building Resilient Communities Together with S. R. “MARTIN” - REGISTER TODAY

Your Rotary District 7070 Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Committee is very please to present and invites you to register TODAY for our next Tuesday Talk on May 11th — “Two Drops for Peace”: Building Resilient Communities Together with S. R. “MARTIN” RLA Mediator, Architect & Social Entrepreneur, dedicated to sustainability and peacebuilding. The lessons of the past year have demonstrated just how interconnected we all are and that no size community - urban or rural - is immune to violence.

Rotarians have demonstrated that we are uniquely prepared for the challenge. To fight disease, we rely on physicians, but to address the deeper divides threatening our communities, we need peacebuilders with the skills to connect with each other and ourselves.

In this presentation, Martin will share his experience of transitioning from architect to peacebuilder; what he learned from being a Rotary Peace Fellow; and about how Mediators Beyond Borders Int’l, a Rotary Service Partner, is assisting Districts around the world to build Positive Peace and Resiliency in their clubs and communities.

To register go to

Position of District Secretary - Open for 2021-2024 - Apply Today

The District 7070 Board is seeking a Rotarian or Rotaractor from District 7070 with effective communication skills and a collaborative spirit to fill the position of District Secretary. This position is considered an officer on the District 7070 board. This is a 3-year commitment, with yearly renewal (year 1: receiving training, year 2: full year leading in position, year 3: training successor). reporting to the District Governor (DG), under the direction and assistance of the Administration and Support Leader.

To Apply: Contact Ron Dick (  

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

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 2021 Taipei Virtual Rotary International Convention - June 12 - 16, 2021

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 2021 Taipei Virtual Rotary International Convention - June 12 - 16, 2021

RI President Holger Knaack is looking forward to having all Rotarians join him for the Rotary Virtual Convention. The Virtual Convention will be open to all Rotary members and participants. Event registration will open in mid-April and will include a promotional fee of $49 for 21 days, with an increase afterward to $65. The cost of each preconvention event is $20. Both the convention and preconvention events include access to the House of Friendship.


2021 District Conference  - June 25 and 26, 2021 - REGISTER TODAY

Big News – the Rotary D7070 Conference is now scheduled for June 25-26, 2021!!!


With COVID, our D7070 Conference has had to be rescheduled a few times.  We are now excited to announce that our Conference, “Heroes and Champions”, has been scheduled for June 25-26, 2021 and will be a hybrid celebration with fun activities including community engagement events and inspiring online speakers!

To see what we have in store, please "Read more".......

Presidential conference showcasing Rotaract - May 14 -16

RI President Holger Knaack will hold three virtual presidential conferences that will showcase the leadership of Rotaract members and collaboration between Rotaract and Rotary around the world. Knaack said he chose to focus on Rotaract leaders because young people have the potential to reshape our organization: “The COVID-19 epidemic has made clear that we are living in a different world, a world dominated by young people with the foresight and drive to take advantage of rapid change.” The last of the three events will be hosted from the United States, May 14-16  ( ) .


In Memory of our Rotarians - May 2021

It is with great sadness when we loose members of our District 7070 Rotary family this month. Everyone in District 7070 wants to expresses their deepest sympathies to our extended Rotary family.




District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  May 2021 Newsletter

In his May 2021 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund and to the PolioPlus Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. Are you on the District Rotary Foundation Committee, helping to spend Rotary's money? .......

May 2021 Update - Qualifications for Rotary Foundation Grants The 2021-22 Rotary Year - Do It Online

UPDATE: 2021-22 Rotary Year

Clubs interested in the Rotary Foundation District and Global Grant programs in the 2021-22 Rotary year must meet the requirements set up by the Rotary Foundation.  If your Club wants to apply for a Global Grant or District Grant next year, the club must be qualified.  The qualification is valid for one year.  Clubs that are qualified for this year, must qualify again for next year.  Please, note that Clubs must be qualified throughout the life of a project.  This is particularly important to Clubs involved in Global Grant projects.  Those projects typically take more than one Rotary year to complete. For the third year, District 7070 is using an on-line qualification process. Please Read more ......

Do you know a good Rotary Peace Fellow candidate? APPLICATION DEADLINE - MAY 15, 2021

Every year, Rotary awards up to 130 fully funded fellowships for dedicated leaders to study at one of our peace centers. Your district can endorse as many qualified candidates as you wish, anywhere in the world, at no cost to your district. Learn more about the application process, which begins in February, and how you can support the Peace Centers. ( ) . Please Read more...


The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund Needs Your Support - Today

Dear fellow Rotarians and all of the members of the District 7070 Rotary family,

Great news, at the recent meeting of 7070 district Foundation meeting, it was reported that all 55 out of our 55 clubs have submitted Annual Fund goals in MyRotary for a total of $ 183,933.77!  Click here to Donate Now

So far, several clubs have surpassed their Annual Fund goal,  and many of you are still working toward your club's Annual Fund goal. As we near the end of the Rotary year, let’s strive to meet these goals.  For those clubs that have surpassed their goal – thank you!  Perhaps there is an opportunity to donate a bit more!  The world needs the Rotary Foundation more today than it ever has in its history. The Covid-19 pandemic has really put stress on the Rotary Foundation. Over 40 million dollars has been given in grants to clubs around the world to assist in the fight against the pandemic. Rotarians should be proud of the immediate response by our organization to fight this world health crisis.......

It's Not Too Late to Still Sign Up and Help Spend Rotary's Money? - The  District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee Wants YOU

How would you like to help spend Rotary's money, on some very worthwhile projects? It's not too late to sign up . That's exactly what you would be doing as a member of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee....... 




The Latest Weekly News on Polio Eradication

Follow the latest news on Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio, every week. Here is a link to the latest cases. See the country-specific section and more details, right here at

The Rotary Foundation Needs Your Support with our Polio Fund - A message  from Dr Bob Scott

To my fellow Rotary and Rotaract family, here in District 7070,

Great news !! At the recent meeting of 7070 District Rotary Foundation committee meeting, it was reported that all 55 out of our 55 clubs have submitted goals in MyRotary for polio eradication for a total of $ 62,000! So far, many clubs have surpassed their goal for polio eradication, but their are still many clubs that are still working on to achieve their goal of at least $1,500 USD as a minimum (as per Rotary International request).  As we near the end of the Rotary year, let’s strive to meet these goals.  For those clubs that have surpassed their goal – thank you!  Perhaps there is an opportunity to donate a bit more!  CLICK HERE TO DONATE

The request by the board of Rotary International and the Foundation board of trustees is that every club to donate $1,500 USD ($1,921CAD) as a minimum. Remember that for every dollar donated the Gates foundation will match 2 to one so $1,500 dollars becomes $4,500 dollars........



The NEW "Club Types, Formats and Models" Guide

Rotary clubs are made up of members of varying ages from different backgrounds, cultures, and professions, so it’s important to provide a variety of options for them to connect and engage in Rotary. But adding flexibility can lead to questions such as “What is a satellite club?” or “Can my club be focused on a particular cause?” Our new Club Types, Formats and Models guide provides definitions and examples to help you navigate the differences between club types, club models, and meeting formats. Share this guide with district and club leaders interested in creating new clubs or looking to add flexibility to their current club.

New Members Zoom Get-Togethers  - Recordings Now Available

Are you a new Rotary or Rotaract member in the last two years? Are you an older member who would like to learn even more about Rotary and connect with more Rotarians? DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ROTARY?  THESE GET-TOGETHERS ARE FOR YOU !!! Everyone is welcome to join but these sessions are specially designed for new members who've joined in the past 2 years. If you know a new member, please encourage them to join.  Potential members welcome too,  although they will need to be registered as a guest by a Rotarian. Rotarians from all over District 7070 enjoyed the November 25 , February 18 and April 8 Get-Togethers. We are all looking forward to even more next Rotary yearFor more details and to see the recordings of the August 20, 2020 and the February 18, 2021 and April 8, 2021 New Members Zoom Get-Togethers, please Read more......

"Grow Rotary Workshop" on February 27, 2021- Recording Now Available

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, Public Image – reaching out to our communities showing them what we do and showing the power of what we can do -  and our Foundation and what it allows us to do.  Over 65 Rotarians and Rotaractors attended the February 27, 2021 Grow Rotary Workshop. Lots of fantastic,  proven ideas to grow your club with new members and to retain and engage your current members. Thank you to Virginia O'Reilly and her District 7070 membership Committee for another great workshop. These sessions are really geared to members of your  Club's Membership committee, Public Image committee and Rotary Foundation committee.  We encourage at least 3 members from your club to attend the next "Grow Rotary Workshop" so you can share the discussion and work on plans integrating Membership, Public Image and Foundation in your growth strategy. HERE IS A LINK, ON OUR ROTARY DISTRICT 7070 YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF THE FEBRUARY 27, 2021 GROW ROTARY WORKSHOP. There's more .....



Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group invites YOU to a Webinar on May 8, 2021

BELRAG (Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group) invites everyone in District 7070's Rotary family to a Webinar: Building Resilience in Times of Stress and Change. The title: Trauma Informed Communities: Building Resilience in Times of Stress and Change. Friday, May 6,  2021 at 10:30 AM (Eastern Daylight Time). You can Register at this link:  ........

May 2021 News from Honouring Indigenous People

Here is the latest Honouring Indigenous People Rotary News and Events, projects, blogs, photos, films, and resources. There are many major initiatives and resources available to you and your Rotary club, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your Club can help.  Our District 7070 Action Committee's Areas of Focus Coordinator is John Currie from the Pickering Rotary Club. John is also the  Executive Director of H I P and President of the Rotary Club of Pickering. He can be reached at .   If you have a good news story, please send it to John. Here are some highlights .........

Shelterbox Canada News for May 2021

In her May 2021 Newsletter, Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, discusses how Shelter is more than just a roof - it’s the foundation for life, for families, for communities, for safety. She adds that ShelterBox aid has a real and immediate impact on thousands of families who are recovering from disaster or conflict, giving them a place to call home. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Latest News from the  WASH Rotary Action Group
You are invited to view all of the back issues of the WASRAG  / WASH Rag Newsletters at   .  Visit us at: .View our videos at: WASH Rotary Action Group YouTube Channel .Follow us on Facebook at: WASH Rotary Action Group . For more Water, Sanitation and Hygiene News for this month,  please Read More.......


Rotaract Club of Willowdale Presents: Smiles Foundation Free Live Ballroom Dance Class - MAY 27 - REGISTER TODAY

Join our wonderful instructors for a FREE virtual Dance Class on the Cruise Ship 🛳!   Seated and Standing options provided & no dance experience or partner required. Join our #Smiles Family for some exciting Ballroom choreography delivered straight to your home with professional instruction, drinks and music to make those hips move! What you need:

1. Your happy self, decked out in Cruise Ship attire such as a fun sun-hat, shorts and sunglasses! (Picture for reference)

2. We will provide a recipe for delicious drinks to make at home, so we can indulge in it together!

3. Lots of drinking water close by

4. Please clear your living space of clutter to enjoy the freedom of moving along to our instruction.

We can't wait to meet you all!

All proceeds go to Smiles Foundation charity, specifically its Smiles in Action dance program initiative.


For further details  please contact Willowdale Rotaract President Amy Taghavi at

Be sure to Read more about the Smiles Foundation and why the Dancing.....

May is Youth Services Month

What Is your Rotary Club doing to focus on Youth Service in May 2021 and every month of the Rotary year? May is Youth Services Month when Rotary Clubs, around the world focus on youth services, Rotaract, Interact, RYLA, Youth Exchange and also in our District - Earlyact. Read more for how YOU can help.....



"Public Image: The Musical" on April 28, 2021 - A Huge Success  - Worldwide

Our most recent Director Dialogue ," Public Image : The  Musical", on  Wednesday, April 28, reached over 450 people from all over North America and beyond. Congratulations to Michael Angelo Caruso , our Zone 28 East Public image Coordinator together with the Assistant Public Image Coordinators  (including our very own, District 7070 Past District Governor, Mary Lou Harrison) who filled the musical hour production with over 30 Public Image tips to help grow your club, raise more money and get attention to Rotary. Please read more from Michael Angelo Caruso to see the recording and the Playbill  , filled with Public Image tips and resources. Please read more.....

What Is Your Club's Public Image? Where does your club fit in? Need Some help? Just Ask Us

In the Summer of 2020, we asked Rob MacArthur, our District 7070 Public Image Public Investigator (P I P I for short) to carry out an investigation on all 55 Rotary clubs with respect to their club's Public Image.  Rob looked at their basic web site setup as well as social media channels and the way they were being used. A spreadsheet of the results was made available for our District Leadership Team and Assistant Governors to look at in the Fall of 2020. The Pie Chart included shows a graphical representation of the results.  Where do you "think" your club fits in this chart? What is the Image that the public have, about your club?

If you would like to know where your club is and/or get some help in removing those issues, or, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rotary District 7070's very own PI PI(Public Image Public Investigator) Rob MacArthur at info@robmac.orgREMEMBER: Another investigation will be taking place in the Spring of 2021 to see if the results have improved.

85 Videos on 9 Playlists - Resources that You Can Use from Our District 7070 YouTube Channel - Be sure to Subscribe TODAY

Have you seen what is on our District 7070 YouTube channel ? Subscribe TODAY. Use It TODAY. It will help your club tell the story of Rotary and show how your club members are People of Action in your community and around the world! People’s perception of Rotary comes from their experiences with our clubs and programs, along with the stories we tell and the videos & images we share. Compelling, consistent brand communications — together with a great experience — can help us engage and attract more members, donors, and partners. Use our District 7070 YouTube channel to share videos that reflect Rotary’s initiatives and projects both locally and globally. These videos can be posted to your social media pages and shared at your meetings.

85 Videos (and counting) that are broken down into the following playlists:

  • Rotary District 7070

  • District 7070 Taking Action Locally

  • District 7070 Taking Action Globally

  • District 7070 Workshops

  • Tuesday Talks

  • Rotary International

  • Rotaract

  • End Polio

  • Director's Dialogue

Check out our new Rotary District 7070 YouTube channel! Whether you want to catch up on a Tuesday Talk, see videos of our clubs taking action locally or globally, share an engaging video from Rotary International on your social media or at a club meeting…it’s all there and more. Please send us any appropriate videos from your club events/meetings to be included on our channel (send to Go to and subscribe so you don’t miss a thing.

Rotary Branding - It's So Important - Take A Look

As a Rotary brand specialist, I see Rotary signs everywhere. I guess you could say it’s an occupational hazard. Even my children spot Rotary signs wherever we go. So when I attended a local Rotary event in my hometown last year, I couldn’t help but notice how Rotary’s logo was being used. At first, I was thrilled to see the club’s logo featured on a banner welcoming attendees. But then......

What Is Your Favourite Rotary Moment ? - Tell Us All About It


District Governor Mark Chipman has challenged YOU and we need your help. We are going to feature ONE "My Favourite Rotary Moment" every month. It could be YOUR "Favourite Rotary Moment". Let's go Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 7070 !! Let's meet the challenge. What is Your Favourite Rotary Moment?

Here is District Governor Mark's challenge and here is all you have to do :

I challenge each of you and your members to submit your favourite moment and have it posted on Rotary 7070 social media.  

Please email a photo along with the following text to

ROTARIAN: (your name)
MEMBER SINCE: (year you joined Rotary)
A FAVOURITE ROTARY MOMENT: (brief outline of your moment…just a couple of sentences)
PERSONAL OUTCOME: (why this was a highlight to you. Ex: how did it make you feel, what positive outcome came from this.)

Let’s tell the world what we love about Rotary and why we are Rotarians! 

DG Mark

Where is YOUR  "My Favourite Rotary Moment" ?  Please send it to Sue Miller , Today.

Boost Your Club's Online Presence - Here Are Some Tips

What is Your Club's Online Presence?  Does it represent your club members? Does it tell the Rotary story of who you are and what you do?

Your District 7070 Public Image Committee asked one of our committee members, Rob MacArthur of the Rotary Club of Port Hope to be our "Public Image Public Investigator" to take a look at your club website and social media accounts. We asked Rob to sum up what he found and offer some suggestions to help your club. Here is Rob's look at our Rotary clubs in District 7070 and some outstanding tips how you can increase your club's public image.....

Strengthen Your Club's Media Presence - Try These Social Media Tips

Social media is part of our everyday lives, both personally and professionally. To stay connected with your members and community, you need more than a club website; you need a strong social media presence too.  Each day throughout this series, Sue Miller of the District 7070 Public Image Committee, posted a series of quick tips to help you build, improve, and strengthen your social media posts and keep them up-to-date. Go to the Facebook Page and Boost Your Club's Public Image.

While you are there, look for the new "Why Rotary" Series of posts that Sue Miller has featured for you and your Rotary Club. Share these posts too in your social media accounts. #whyrotary #rotary7070 .......

Do You Want To Grow Your Club, Raise Money, Get Attention?  - Find Out How To Get The Word Out

Michael Angelo Caruso, our Rotary Zone 28 East Public Image Coordinator has created this Facebook group to help the best service organization get even better at marketing and the art of public image. JOIN TODAY.

The ideas that you see will help you get more visitors, populate your events and raise more money for your club Feel free to ask questions and share ideas.......

Calling all District 7070 Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact Clubs - Increase Your Club's Visibility - TAG US

Calling all District 7070 Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs!  Increase your club’s visibility. TAG US ! 

Tag Rotary District 7070 in all of your appropriate social media posts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) so we can share your news and events. We have lots of followers who would like to see your posts!

District Social Media Tags:

Facebook: @rotary7070
Instagram: @rotaryd7070
Twitter: @rotary7070

Be sure to go to District 7070's Facebook Page, Twitter and Instagram Accounts - borrow and share our posts on your club's social media. Boost Your Rotary Image TODAY.

Tell Your Rotary Story - Use Rotary's People of Action Campaign

The People of Action campaign helps you bring your Rotary story to life by showing Rotary members as the #PeopleOfAction we are. We share a unique passion for taking action to improve their communities and the world to create lasting change. Telling your "People of Action" stories in a meaningful, coordinated way builds the public’s understanding of who you are and what you do. It highlights the impact we make in our communities and around the world. Learn how to tell your People of Action story and help answer the question, “What is Rotary?”



REACH OUT !! -  Connect Your Club With Other Rotary Clubs in Our District

Do you have events or fundraisers that you want other clubs to know about?  Perhaps a project with which you need their assistance?  Here are just three ways you can get your event, your message , a story about your club, or your "ask for help" out to your neighbouring Rotary Clubs:........



Virtual Club Visioning program to be launched. Team Members Needed.

For over ten years, District 7070 has offered Clubs assistance with their strategic planning through the Club Visioning program developed by IVFC, International Vision Facilitation Council.  IVFC, founded in District 5960, consists of experienced Rotarians in the US, Canada, UK, Australia and Scandinavia.  Looking back, close to 40 Clubs in D7070 have run at least one session, many two or three.  Overall, the program was well received.

Over the last year, a committee of IVFC has met regularly to review and update the program based on experience from around the world.  The process is now closer connected with RI’s Strategic Plan.  In addition, more focus is placed on developing the Action Plan as a result of the visioning session.  The experience from most districts using the program was that Clubs were very good at generating ideas at the sessions, but often had problems creating the action plan.  A virtual version of the program has also been developed. The virtual Club Visioning Program will be launched officially on July 1, 2021.   Therefore, we are looking for Rotarians who would be interested in being part of the teams delivering the program. Please Read more to find out how you can join in.....

Our Rotary District 7070 Website - A Useful Resource for Your Club








Have you checked out our District 7070 Website lately?

Have you checked out the centre column to see all of the minute stories that you can share with your members and post on to your club website and social media pages? Have you checked out all of the previous District Newsletters that you may have missed? They are in the left hand column. There's more good news here... Please Read more.....

Rotary Zone 28 & 32 Website - News and Resources for Your Club

Rotary International Zones 28 & 32 (formerly Zones 24 & 32) is a community of Rotarians, spanning two languages, four countries and seven time zones: Bermuda, Canada, France and the United States. It is you and me.

The Zone Website is filled with news from around the Rotary world, and even in our own backyard. Please take a look at the Zone website and you will find monthly Beyond Borders Newsletters,  letters from our Rotary leaders, dates and sites of our Rotary Zone Conferences which you can attend, Rotary events in our own backyard, Resources on membership, The Rotary Foundation and Public Image, and a section called Great Ideas To Share (Best Practices you can use and share with your members), membership webinars , and up to the minute news and download files. Enjoy.

Tuesday Talks - March 9, 2021 - " Youth Services - It's Time To Get Involved" - RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE
Congratulations to the Youth Service Committee and Chair Patti Wright for an outstanding presentation on March 9, 2021  for Tuesday Talks on Youth Services. We found out how our clubs can become more involved in so many service to our Youth, here in District 7070, in southern Ontario: Earlyact, Interact, Rotaract, RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards), International Youth Exchange and a brand new venture for District 7070, called ROTEX. Listen to the leaders. 

We saw how Rotaract has changed  and how easy it is for your club to start a Rotaract Club. Rotaractors are really changing the world. How great is Interact? We heard from them and saw first-handed. The Youth Exchange team is looking for volunteers, students for the exchange, and of course, volunteer host families. We found out how our clubs can participate. The RYLA program helps our young adults here in southern Ontario, with so many Leadership Development skills and challenges. The RYLA team is looking for your volunteers to help put together an outstanding RYLA week in 2022. Their planning starts now. They are looking for you. If your club already sponsors a Rotaract or Interact Club, we hope you enjoyed hearing their talk about what they are doing to make a difference in our world. We hope you tuned in live, but just in case, HERE IS  a link to the You Tube recording. This is a "not to miss" Tuesday Talks featuring our own members right here in our District 7070. 

Tuesday Talks - February 9, 2021 -  Understanding Your Conflict Management Style - Recording Now Available
Our Tuesday February 9, 2021 Tuesday Talks - Understanding Your Conflict Management Style - RECORDING IS NOW AVAILABLE 

Watch and listen to Gayle Oudeh as she explains how we approach and deal with conflict can make the difference between resolving a conflict quickly or causing it to escalate dramatically. Yet we don’t always think about how we should respond to a conflict – we just react! This session focused on the five different approaches people take to conflict using the metaphor of birds. Are you a woodpecker, owl, hummingbird, parakeet or ostrich? There’s a time and place for each style. Find out how you can resolve conflicts more effectively by adjusting and adapting your conflict management style!

Gayle Wiebe Oudeh   613-222-2658   Director, Coaching & Training   Centre for Conflict Resolution International

Tuesday Talks - January 12 - Save Time and Get Results--Best Practices for Membership, Fundraising, Promoting Rotary- Recording Now Available

The Recording of the January 12, 2021 Tuesday Talks is now available on our Rotary District 7070 YouTube Channel.

Hosted by the District 7070 Public Image  Committee, the January 12 Tuesday Talks was viewed by over 165 attendees from not just District 7070, but form Rotary and Rotaract Clubs all over Canada and the USA and even from Ghana. This Public Image edition of Tuesday Talks showed how to Save Time and Get Results—Best Practices for Membership, Fundraising, Promoting Rotary. Our dynamic keynote speaker, Michael Angelo Caruso, who is our Rotary Zone 28 East Public Image Coordinator, is known for getting extremely fast results. He gave us tips on being a better communicator and he showed us some of his proven effective communication strategies by helping audience members improve during his presentation........

The Rotary Citation for 2020-21

Your Rotary, Rotaract, or Interact club can earn a Rotary Citation for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and your club. Goals include increasing club membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in your community.

Here's how.......

The Clubrunner App - Here's How You Connect with Rotarians in District 7070

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.....

More Helpful Links, Resources & References

 Have you checked out the Rotary website:    ?   Have you registered, as a member, and are you familiar with all of the tools in myrotary?  There are many more links that will help you lead your club.......

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Tuesday Talks- Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention
May 11, 2021
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Whitby Rotary Presents: Crimes against Children
May 12, 2021
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Rotaract Club of Willowdale-Smiles Dance Class
May 27, 2021
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