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. 








District Governor Mark Chipman's January 2021 Newsletter

Hello District 7070 Rotarians and the whole Rotary family:

Good riddance 2020 and welcome 2021!  Here’s to a better, bolder and happier year for everyone!

Even with all the many personal challenges, disappointments and sacrifices in 2020, Rotary District 7070 continued to do good in our communities and the world.  

A few of the key accomplishments in District 7070 during the first half of the Rotary year that we should recognize and celebrate include:

  • Leveraging online technology (i.e. Zoom) and hosting exciting speakers from around the world. 

  • Conducting several online Grow Rotary Workshops and New Members Gatherings discussing creative ways to engage and increase our membership..........

Rotary International President Holger Knaack's January 2021 Newsletter

In Holger Knaack's January 2021 Newsletter, our Rotary International President challenges us to think ahead about what we are doing in 2022, 2023, and beyond. He says, "We cannot foresee the future, but we can steer ourselves where we want to go. I think it is important that every Rotary club hold a strategic meeting at least once a year." He adds, "“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Planning is essential to achieving success in all areas of life, including Rotary". Once our clubs make a strategic plan, it’s then time to take action and carry out the necessary changes......

The January 2021 Message from K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran,  Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation

In his January 2021 message to Rotarians, K.R. Ravi Ravindran, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, (and also Past President of Rotary International), talks about supporting the environment as Rotary's newest cause. Ravi says, "We will face the challenge strategically, as with the other areas of focus. In fact, the six other areas of focus depend on this one. For what good is it to fight disease if our polluted environment causes us to become sick again? ". He reminds us that The Rotary Foundation will be central to this work...........


Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's January 2021 Newsletter

Dear Rotarains, Rotaractors and the whole Rotary family in District 7070,

It is a new year. A year that has been much anticipated, perhaps more so than any other year in our lives. 2021; we have been looking forward to this since March. 

Although it is a new calendar year, it is only the midpoint of our Rotary year. We have accomplished much despite the pandemic. With the advances in technology over the past ten months, communication and staying connected seems to be almost on par with in-person meetings in terms of its connectivity, graphics, inclusive innovation and much more. However, I know you join me in looking forward to the day when we don’t have to say, “you’re on mute” !!!

To the Club Presidents and District Leadership Teams - Your leadership has been inspirational! .........

Director Dialogue - With RI Director Valarie Wafer  - Nov 12 Recording Now Available - Register TODAY for Jan 14, 2021 

I want to personally thank everyone who joined us for the first open meeting, "Director Dialogue," with past Rotary International President Ian Riseley!  Remember to keep the 2nd Thursday of every month (except December 2020) at this same time (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!  FIRST MEETING was ON NOV 12.

CLICK ON THIS ZOOM LINK to See the Recording. 

For future Director Dialogues, after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  NOTE: registration is limited to 500; a live stream of the event will be provided should we exceed that number. I look forward to you joining me for this special “Director Dialogue” series.

January 14th, 2021 - Elevate Rotaract, what does it mean to Rotary?  My guest will be Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin   He'll talk with us about what "Elevate Rotaract" means in practical terms.  Register now by CLICKING HERE.

Thank you,

Valarie Wafer



Rotary's Involvement with COVID-19 Vaccination

In these difficult days, we are so heartened to receive such uplifting reports on the unrelenting efforts of our Rotary members who have responded in their communities against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, the single question we hear time and again as we traverse the virtual world is, “Are we getting involved with COVID vaccination?” Considering the success and expertise we have gained in our polio eradication effort, this question is both natural and timely.

The answer is yes. We will have an important role in the months ahead......

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

Please Join The District 7070 Public Image Team on January 12 at 7 PM for Tuesday Talks

Topic: Save Time and Get Results --Best Practices for Membership, Fundraising, Promoting Rotary - hosted by the District 7070 Public Image Committee

Our keynote speaker, Michael Angelo Caruso, our Rotary Zone 28 East Public Image Coordinator will help our clubs Save Time and Get Results , and show us some of the Best Practices for Membership, Fundraising, Promoting Rotary. In addition, our Public Image Private Investigators ( PI PI's for short), will also review, the District Rotary and Rotaract Clubs' digital and social media presence and provide some tips on how they can enhance their public image. Sue Miller of the District Public Image Committee, will do a tour some Club social media pages to see how it is done and we will hear from clubs who will talk about some of the benefits form their successful Public Image campaigns. There will be time for you to ask some questions from our presenters and from some of the Rotary Zone 28 East Assistant Public Image Coordinators, who will be on the call and ready to help you and your club. Special thanks to our Past District Governor Mary Lou Harrison, a member of our District Public Image Committee and also Rotary's Zone 28 East Assistant Public Image Coordinator, for getting Michael to address our Tuesday Talks. Be sure to register TODAY.

About our Invited Speaker:

Michael Angelo Caruso , a lifetime Rotarian and Past District Governor (D6380) is also our current Rotary Zone 28 East Public Image Coordinator, from Royal Oak , Michigan. He has delivered over 1,500 presentations and keynote speeches on the subjects of conflict resolution, team leading and pro-active communication. He has spoken in Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean and 49 of the 50 states.......

Reports and Decisions from the Rotary International Board of Directors

The 2020–21 RI Board of Directors met virtually on October 26 and on November 18-19, 2020. At these meetings, the Board reviewed nine committee reports and recorded 27 decisions......

"Grow Rotary Workshop" on January 23, 2021- REGISTER TODAY

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.  Members of your Rotary Club's Membership committee, Public Image committee and Rotary Foundation committee are particularly encouraged to attend. We encourage at least 3 members from your club to attend so you can share the discussion and work on plans integrating Membership, Public Image and Foundation in your growth strategy.


REGISTER TODAY - On January 23  from 9:30 am to 11:10 am -  the District Membership Committee is hosting a New Grow Rotary Zoom Meeting. Registration is now OPEN on the District 7070 website right here. 

Last year, we had a series of  very successful Grow Rotary Workshops. The rooms were filled with lots of  “buzz” . Rotarians generated great ideas to engage and inspire. This year, we will have more Grow Rotary Workshops. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get ready to participate in the 2021 Workshops. These workshops are for all Rotarians interested in your club’s path to Grow Rotary and how all aspects of our club impact membership.

December 20 Online Rotary Concert for Feed The Need - Replay NOW Available - You Can Still Make A Donation

Congratulations to Joe Solway, his Committee, and The Bowmanville Rotary Club for the third annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham - another tremendous success. The concert featured great music from across the region. This year, the Oshawa, Oshawa-Parkwood, Whitby , and Whitby-Sunrise Rotary Clubs were co-presenters, so this is truly becoming a regional event. It is now available to see again. Click the links to watch the first and second half of the show! To watch 1st half:   Second half:  To donate:

The 2020 concert featured more than 20 performers from all different genres, all donating their their time and talents to raise funds for Feed the Need in Durham, which distributes food to its 62 members agencies like food banks, shelters, schools, soup kitchens and more.  

This year, because of Covid, the need has never been greater. And because of Covid, the concert was on-line -- as a facebook live event, with donations encouraged through a link on-line.......


Rotary International's 2020 Annual Report

Rotary International's Annual Report outlines our success and reinforces the vision for our action plan to increase our impact, expand our reach, enhance participant engagement, and increase our ability to adapt.

Rotary Leadership Institute - Still Room to Register Today for the January 2021 Part II and the February 2021 Part III - Zoom Sessions

Exceptional times call for exceptional actions. COVID-19 has forced us to move our regular RLI programming to a virtual format this year. We are excited to bring you the high quality program directly to the comfort of your home. The benefit is we do not have to worry about traffic or snow!

So, what should you consider attending another virtual meeting?

Rotary provides an opportunity for all of us to provide service to our community and around the world. The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) has a mission to strengthen Rotary clubs through quality leadership education. As Rotarians, you are already a leader in your community and in your profession. The purpose of RLI is to give you the skills and competencies to be an effective leader in Rotary.

Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service will benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self.  Now more than ever, the world needs Rotarians to create a more peaceful and equitable world for all.


The format this year will be different; instead of our typical one-day program at a college campus, we will be organizing a series of virtual meetings in the evenings during the work week. You will enjoy the same fast-paced, interactive session as you would in person.

Rotarians to complete all three levels  (Part I, II and III) after 9 weeks.

Each weeknight would consist of a minimum of 2 RLI courses. 

The format is:

6:00 pm - 6:10 pm Welcome & General Introductions

6:10 pm - 6:45 pm RLI Course #1 with Facilitator #1 (35 minutes)

6:45 pm - 7:20 pm RLI Course #2 with Facilitator #2 (35 minutes)

7:20 pm - 7:30 pm Debrief & Close


Part I: Wednesday, November 4, Wednesday, November 11, Wednesday, November 18 (completed) 

Part II: Wednesday, January 13, Wednesday, January 20, Wednesday, January 27 (REGISTER TODAY)

Part II is open to any Rotarian or Rotaractor who has completed Part I 

Part III: Wednesday, February 10, Wednesday, February 17, Wednesday, February 24 (REGISTER TODAY)

Part III is open to any Rotarian or Rotaractor who has completed Part II 

Rotarians completing Parts I, II and III will receive an RLI pin and certificate.

TIME:  6:00 pm to 7:30 pm via Zoom videoconference

FEE:  $50 donation to the Rotary Foundation is being requested for each Rotarian

REGISTER TODAY : Classes will be 15+ in size



For more information, please contact Susan Hunter at

Tuesday Talks - Dec 8 - 7 PM – “Global to Local: Climate Solutions in Action From Around the World” - Recording Now Available

The Environment was the theme of the Tuesday Talk on December 8th, 2020 .  As Rotary prepares for implementing a seventh Area of Focus, Environmental Sustainability on July 1, 2021, there will be new opportunities for Rotary Clubs to engage in a wide spectrum of projects to improve the health of the planet through all kinds of actions, big and small.

Nilam Bedi, Chair, and his entire District 7070 Environmental Action Committee invited us to an evening of insights into the single most environmental issue of our times – Climate Change. The centrepiece of the evening  was the presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Bagley, Director of Drawdown Learn at Project Drawdown, which is one of world’s foremost resources for climate solutions. Dr. Elizabeth Bagley has vast experience in connecting people with the most impactful climate change solutions.

The authoritative overview of Climate Change and examples of actions at the local level from around the globe provided ideas for activities that may appeal to Rotary Clubs in District 7070. We also found out what environmental action clubs are already taking in our District.

Rotary and the Beirut Explosion - New Beirut Recovery Website - Donations TODAY to the Global Grant

Helping out Beirut - The explosion at the port of Beirut on August 4,2020 impacted the entire city resulting in widespread destruction, loss of many lives, injuries in the thousands and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of citizens. District 7070 is currently looking into possible opportunities for clubs.

The Beirut Recovery Website is now up and running. . It contains all of the information in the video and more including an important section on Stewardship, our team members, additional documentary videos about the Karantina Hospital and more. 

Global Grant Now Established: Please Donate TODAY:

A Global Grant application (GG# 2119172) has been completed by The Rotary Club of Beirut Cosmopolitan, with the Whitby Sunrise Rotary Club as the International Sponsor partner. Clubs throughout District 7070 and beyond, are invited to participate in medical equipment for the pediatrics Operating Theatre of Beirut's only public hospital. The objective is for District 7070 Rotary Clubs to donate $60,000 US towards the Grant. The money will go towards surgical equipment for the neo-natal unit at the Karatina Hospital in Beirut. The video below tells the story, how and where to send your money. Let's all get behind this humanitarian project . If you or your club wishes to make a donation, right now to the Global Grant , you may do so Please "Read more" and see how easy it is to help. . Currently, our point people are Steve Rutledge of the Rotary Club of Whitby-Sunrise ( email:  and our District 7070 Areas of Focus Action Committee Chair Richard Mewhinney ( email: ).  


Please "Read more" for more information

District 7070 Assistant Governor Openings for 2021-22 Rotary Year - You Can Still Apply TODAY

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 still a few 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, as soon as you can. 

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".

2020-21 District 7070 Conference - Be sure to REGISTER 

Please join us for the Rotary District 7070 Conference in 2021 on Friday, June 25 - Sunday, June 27, 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.....

Don't Miss The 2021 Rotary International Convention

NOTE: We are monitoring the global pandemic and are committed to hosting an event that is safe for all participants. A decision regarding the International Convention will be made in early 2021 based on all available resources and the recognized science and safety standards available. Consequently, we are extending the early-registration discount to  February 15, 2021.

Feel the Energy in Taipei

The 2021 Rotary International Convention will be here soon — and it’s going to be an unforgettable experience. Taking place 12-16 June in Taipei, Taiwan, the convention will offer fantastic entertainment, motivational speakers, inspirational sessions, and uplifting energy. Enjoy all of it with old friends and new ones. We hope you’ll join us in Taipei to Feel the Energy. Don’t forget to invite your friends — download the promotional kit and share our official video about Taipei on your social networks. For more details, please Read more....



District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair's January 2021 Newsletter

In his January 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. How would YOU like to spend Rotary's money? Find out how, right here, in Bob's letter. There is lots more news in PDG Bob's letter........

"Tuesday Talks" on November 10  - "The Rotary Foundation. Fund Raising in Challenging times and adapting in these times" - Recording NOW Available

Bob Wallace, Chair, and the entire District 7070 Foundation Committee hosted everyone in District 7070 to "Tuesday Talks" on November 10 to "The Rotary Foundation. Fund Raising in Challenging times and adapting in these times" Our keynote speaker was Brenda Cressey, Rotary Foundation Trustee - 2017-2021.


Brenda joined Rotary in 1989 and is currently a proud member of the Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth, Maine. USA in District 7780.  Brenda served as District 5240 (California) as its Governor in 2001-02.  She is retired as the CEO of Office Support Systems, a telecommunications business. Brenda served in several key roles for Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation over the years including serving as the first woman Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair in 2018-19 and will continue her four-year trustee term through 2021. 

Most of Brenda’s assignments have focused on successful Fund Development for The Rotary Foundation, specifically in the areas of Peace and Polio Eradication her passion and mission in Rotary.  However, she shares the importance of supporting the Annual Fund, Endowments and Major Gifts. She has witnessed several successful projects made possible by Rotary Clubs and Districts and enjoys seeing the full engagement of passionate Rotarians successfully implementing projects in each of the six Areas of Focus.  Most recently she is inspired by the amazing projects currently being carried out around the globe addressing community needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Having participated in several Rotary humanitarian projects around the world, she is a proud Rotary Foundation Alumnus. Brenda has seen and experienced, first-hand, how our gifts to the Rotary Foundation greatly impact the lives of others and how these gifts will someday bring peace and understanding around the world.  She and her husband Dick are members of the prestigious Arch Klumph Society, Major Donors, members of the Paul Harris and the new Legacy Societies and have established the Brenda and Richard Cressey Endowment for Peace, supporting Peace Certificate Fellowships. She is the recipient of the RI “Service Above Self Award” and The Rotary Foundation’s “Citation for Meritorious Service,” and the Rotary Foundations highest recognition, The Distinguished Service Award. 


Has Your Club Qualified for Rotary Foundation Grants This Rotary Year? You Still Have Time - Do It Online


The Rotary Foundation requires Clubs that want to apply for District or Global Grant funds to be qualified.  This requirement remains throughout the life of the project.  Thus, a Club that was qualified and applied for a Global Grant last year, must also be qualified this year, or until the final report has been approved by the Rotary Foundation.
In order for a Club to be qualified, at least two of its members must pass the three training quizzes, found under the Rotary Foundation tab on the District’s website,  In addition, the Club must submit a signed MOU to the District.  The MOU can also be found under the same tab on the website. 
Please, note that question 6 in the quiz for Module 2 has been scrapped.  As of July 1, 2020, the Rotary Foundation only matches DDF (100%), not Club cash.  As this alternative is not among the suggested answers, it was decided to cancel that question.  Consequently, 6 correct answers to 8 questions are required to pass the Module 2 Quiz.
Regardless of plans to apply for grants, Rotarians are encouraged to go through the three modules, as it is a great way to learn more about the Rotary Foundation.  After all, November is Rotary Foundation month in the Rotary calendar.

The Rotary Foundation requires Clubs, that want to apply for District or Global Grants to projects, must be qualified.  A Rotary Club is qualified once it has done the following

- have at least two of its members successfully complete the training provided by the District, and

- have its President and President Elect submit to the District a signed copy of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

The qualification is valid for one year.  It makes the whole Club qualified and responsible, not just the two members that complete the qualification process. Once again, District 7070 is using on-line training for the qualification process.  Three modules (The Rotary Foundation, Global Grants and District Grants) can be found under the Rotary Foundation tab on the District's website,  Quizzes, each consisting of nine questions, are connected with the modules.  Seven of the nine questions must be correctly answered to pass each quiz.  Once a Rotarian has successfully completed all three Quizzes, s/he is qualified and will count towards the Club's Qualification.....

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. 

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee Members are Wanted TODAY!!! - 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, at

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".


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 Next New Members Zoom Get-Togethers  - Register for February 18, 2021

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?

THESE ARE FOR YOU !!! - The District Membership Committee is hosting New Member Zoom Get-Togethers.  Anyone who has joined Rotary since January 1, 2019 is invited to participate. There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often there is not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it.  So join us throughout 2020  as we share some Rotary basics and not so basics.  And bring any questions you might have!  A Zoom link will be sent to those who register.

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 Get Together and they are looking forward to the next one from  7-8 pm on Thursday February 18, 2021 .

There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it. So on November 25, please join us as we share more Rotary basics and not so basics. Bring any questions you might have!  The session will be of particular interest to members who have joined Rotary in the past 2 years but anyone who wants to know a little more about Rotary is most welcome. For more information and to register go to

For more details and to see the recording of the August 20 New Members Zoom Get Together, please Read more......



 January 2021 is Vocational Service Month

January is Vocational Service month on Rotary’s calendar.  Please take a few minutes to read about this important Avenue of Service in these excerpts from an article written by the Past Chair of the District 7070 Vocational Service Committee, Ian Lancaster, about Vocation Service, and its history and its importance in Rotary club life. Be sure to check out examples of projects for your club to support and make everyone award of Rotary's important Avenue of Service ....


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    For more Water, Sanitation and Hygiene News for this month,  please Read More.......

Shelterbox Canada News 

In her January 2021 Newsletter, Allison Kingston, Community Fundraising Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada and a Member of the  Rotaract Club of Sarnia-Lambton, discusses Hurricane season and Shelterbox readiness to respond. The coronavirus pandemic means that it will be more challenging for response teams to travel to hurricane-hit countries But their links with local partners and Rotary worldwide means they can provide aid in new ways that keep families safe  . Here's more of her newsletter.....

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. Click here to view their new website and check the Areas of Focus Action Committees Menu Bar in the District Newsletter under HIP.  This rapidly growing nation-wide movement, HIP,  is a partnership between Indigenous Peoples & Rotarians. The new website contains stories about supporters, just like you and your Club, who are making an impact across Canada by taking action to create lasting change! Here are some highlights .........



Look Who is featured In January 2021 With Their Favourite Rotary Moment ?


To meet our challenge from our District Governor Mark Chipman, 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. 

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


Who has the  JANUARY 2021 "My Favourite Rotary Moment" ? Please Read more....

Use These Outstanding Tips to Enhance Your Club's Online Presence 

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?

For more than 100 years, Rotary has united leaders who are committed to using their expertise to take action and improve their communities.

Awareness of Rotary is high. But public understanding of who we are, what we do, and the value we bring to communities is concerningly low.

It’s important that we tell our story in ways that help people everywhere understand what Rotary does, how we’re different, and why our work matters. Without this understanding, we can’t reach our full potential and bring more people together and improve even more communities worldwide. No other organization is quite like Rotary. By using our unique voice consistently in all our messaging, we can ensure that our communications reflect our distinct character.

If we speak, write, and design in one voice, our communications will sound, read, and look unmistakably like Rotary. This will give our audiences a better understanding of who we are. Together, we can show the world that we’re people of action.

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.....

Outstanding Social Media Tips On the District 7070 Facebook Page, Instagram Accounts

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 ......

Get The Word Out NOW - New Facebook Group - Grow Your Club, Raise Money, Get Attention - Join TODAY

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.......

Have You Seen What is On Our District 7070 YouTube Channel ? - 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. They 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

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.

Increase Your Club's Visibility - TAG "ROTARY DISTRICT 7070"

Calling all District 7070 Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs!

Increase your club’s visibility. TAG US !  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

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:........



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

Have you checked out our District 7070 Facebook Page 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. 

Have you taken a moment, lately, and read " Welcome to Rotary District 7070 in Ontario, Canada !" ? It is in the right hand column of the Website. Perhaps you could add that to your club website. 

While you are in that right hand column, be sure to watch Past District Governor Ted Morrison show us how The Rotary Foundation really works. 

Have you looked into each menu tab and and then scrolled down each tab to see all of the outstanding stories and resources available to you and your club?

Have you checked the Events Calendar to see what you and your club members can register and learn more about Rotary? 

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.

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.......

Upcoming Events
'Tuesday Talks' January- Public Image
Jan 12, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Governor Interviews
Jan 13, 2021
District 7070 RLI Part 2 Jan. 13th, 20th,27th 2021
Jan 13, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Assistant Governors Training
Jan 16, 2021
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
District 7070 RLI Part 2 Jan. 13th, 20th,27th 2021
Jan 20, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Grow Rotary Online Workshop - Jan 23
Jan 23, 2021
9:30 AM – 11:10 AM
District 7070 RLI Part 2 Jan. 13th, 20th,27th 2021
Jan 27, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Grow Rotary Workshop
Jan 30, 2021
Presidents Meetings February
Feb 01, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
District Conference Committee
Feb 02, 2021
Presidents-Elect Training
Feb 03, 2021 7:00 PM -
Mar 24, 2021 8:30 PM
Presidents-Elect Training
Feb 03, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
'Tuesday Talks' February-Conflict Resolution
Feb 09, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District 7070 RLI Part 3 FEB. 10th, 17th, and 24th, 2021
Feb 10, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Presidents-Elect Training
Feb 10, 2021 7:00 PM -
Mar 31, 2021 8:30 PM
Presidents-Elect Training
Feb 10, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
District 7070 RLI Part 3 FEB. 10th, 17th, and 24th, 2021
Feb 17, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Presidents-Elect Training
Feb 17, 2021 7:00 PM -
Apr 07, 2021 8:30 PM
Presidents-Elect Training
Feb 17, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
New Members Zoom Gettogether - February 18th 2021
Feb 18, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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