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. We send it out to all active Rotarians and post it on to our District Facebook page. We ask that you share this letter and keep our entire Rotary family and friends 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 Ron Dick's February 2022 Newsletter

In his February 2022 Newsletter, District Governor Ron Dick reminds us that February is Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month and highlights Rotary's active participation in Peace building throughout the world, including District 7070 is very fortunate to have our own Peace Scholar, Jothi Shanmugam. He encourages all of us to register for Rotary Foundation Gala on February 23, the same day as Rotary's 117th birthday. Be sure to stay tuned for exciting news about our main platform presenters, breakout sessions and fun fellowship activities at the May 13 - 15 District Conference........

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's February 2022 Newsletter

In Shekhar Mehta's February 2022 Newsletter, our Rotary International President challenges every club to plan and host at least one practical and action-oriented Rotary Day of Service. On 23 February, the anniversary of Rotary, he asks us to celebrate with more service days, showcasing Rotary’s work in our areas of focus. He looks forward to hearing about your Rotary Days of Service and asks us to share your projects on Rotary Showcase, or browse that webpage to find inspiration and project partners. He adds that Each One, Bring One ethos is bringing fruitful results and encourages us to ensure that all club members introduce at least one person to Rotary.......

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation John Germ's February 2022 Newsletter

The February 2022 message to Rotarians, from John Germ, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, talks about February being Rotary's birthday and also Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month, when we celebrate a core Rotary concept: the pursuit of global peace and understanding. He says that Rotary has grown to become a global force for good — promoting peace and understanding in all of our endeavors .........

Rotary International Vice-President & Director Valarie Wafer's February 2022 Newsletter

In her February 2022 Newsletter, Rotary International Vice-President and Director and Valarie Wafer features the many activities of February in our Rotary world: Feb 23 is  Rotary's 117th Birthday and also the day of our Rotary Foundation Gala and encourages us to attend. She adds that February is Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month, and reminds us that peace begins with each of us. It is also the month when the incoming District Governors will attend the virtual International Assembly and Imagine Rotary (our 2022-23 Theme) . Please Read more.......



RI President-Elect, Jennifer Jones announces 2022-23 presidential theme: 'Imagine Rotary'

Rotary International President-elect Jennifer Jones wants members to imagine the possibilities in the change they can make to transform the world. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, revealed the 2022-23 presidential theme, Imagine Rotary, as she urged people to dream big and harness their connections and the power of Rotary to turn those dreams into reality. “Imagine, a world that deserves our best,” Jones told incoming district governors on January 20, 2022, “where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.”........

District Governor for the 2024-2025 Rotary Year

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

It is with great pleasure that I announce that the result of the selection process for the position of District Governor for the Rotary 2024-2025 year is Virginia O'Reilly from the Rotary Club of Toronto East.

Virginia is the Membership Chair for District 7070. She is a partner at Burak Jacobson Research Partners, a consulting firm in Toronto specializing in consumer insights through market research. Virginia holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science with a Mathematics Major from St. Francis Xavier University and a Master of Business Administration from Queen's University. She has been a member of the Toronto East Rotary Club since 1998. She served as her club's first female President between 2001 and 2002.

The selection process was conducted in accordance with Article 12 of the Rotary International Bylaws, and the above selection is subject to a Challenge Period of 14 days from the day of this announcement.  Clubs wishing to make a challenge must do so in accordance with Sub-Section 12.030.7 of the RI Bylaws and submit the challenge no later than midnight February 12, 2022.  In the absence of any challenges, the selection of Virginia O'Reilly as District Governor for District 7070 for the year 2024-2025 shall be declared official as of February 13th, 2022.

Thank you to all who participated in the selection process.

DG Ron


Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones Cross Canada Tour - in our District on July 5, 2022


Here is a letter directly from Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones talking about her July 2022 Cross Canada Tour and a note for District Governor Ron Dick:

"It is with great excitement that I am writing to let you know that Nick and I will be starting the 2022-23 Rotary year as President of Rotary International on a tour from coast to coast to coast across Canada.........

February is Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention Month
Millions of people all over the world are currently displaced by armed conflict or persecution. In fact, 90% of casualties in armed conflicts are civilians, half of which are children. Through service projects and Rotary programs, the Rotary family is committed to pursuing projects that address the structural causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.....
Our New Club Visioning Model - A Tool to Plan Beyond Tomorrow

Rotary Clubs, like most other organizations, will benefit from having a plan for the next couple of years.  What are our goals?  What do we want our Club to be two, three years down the road? 

Strategic planning consists more or less of these three steps. 

  • A description of where we are now, the Club’s status. 

  • As a group, we decide what and where we want to be in two, three years. 

  • By developing an Action Plan, we map out how to reach our goals. 

Once the plan is approved, we implement it, reviewing it on a regular basis to see how we are doing.  We analyze the on-going situation. Things may develop differently than we planned.  Why?  What to do?  A strategic plan is a living document and should be used that way........

Tuesday Talks - Feb 8, 2022 - WASH - A Foundation for Successful Sustainable Progress - REGISTER TODAY

Richard Mewhinney, Chair of Rotary District 7070's Areas of Focus Action Committee and Rotary District 7070 Past District Governor Ron Denham (Chair Emeritus of WASH RAG - Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Rotary Action Group) invite you to join our keynote speaker, John Oldfield, the former Managing Principal with Global Water 2020. Ryan Rowe of HANWASH (Haiti Clean Water., Sanitation &Hygiene Strategy) will also be speaking. 

TOPIC: WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene): A Foundation for Successful Sustainable Progress For Many Related Challenges

Safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) is a fundamental development challenge in and of itself. Often overlooked, however, are the many contributions that successful WASH programs make to early success and sustainable progress on related development challenges, including health, education, the empowerment of women and girls, and even democracy itself. Please join us as John, as he details these linkages with an eye to encouraging governments across the globe to significantly accelerate progress. REGISTER TODAY

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in the Spring of 2022! - Part One - Start Date is Feb 9  - REGISTER TODAY for Parts I, II and III
In 2021, we are staying with our Rotary Leadership Institute programming in the virtual format as a result of the pandemic. Although we all appreciate that videoconference will never replace the personal connection that we get from meeting face-to-face, we still had a very successful program with overwhelming response and enthusiasm from Rotarians across the District. 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. This Rotary year, we will be maintaining our virtual format on the Zoom platform. You can NOW go to the District 7070 Events Calendar NOW and register for Parts I, II and III . Register  right here for Part One .Register  right here for Part Two.  Register  right here for Part Three . Here are some important new details for 2021-22 .....
New Members Zoom Get-Together  - Register TODAY for FEB 17, 2022

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?


On Thursday February 17, 2022 from 7 to 8 pm the Rotary District 7070 Membership Committee is hosting a fourth New Member Zoom get-together. 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 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 two years.

THIS IS FOR YOU !!! -  Anyone who has joined Rotary in the last few years 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 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. 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. 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

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. Please Read more......

February 23, 2022 - Rotary's 117th Birthday AND World Understanding and Peace Day

 February 23 is Rotary’s 117th Birthday. That day is also called World Understanding and Peace Day. On February 23, 1905, little did Paul Harris and his three friends realize what they were starting when they met in room 711 of the Unity Building in Chicago. We have come a long way, since then, but we still have a long way to go to achieve goodwill, peace, and understanding among all people of the world. And there is more to read....... 

Second Annual Zone Fundraising Gala: “Celebrating Our Foundation!” - Feb 23, 2022 - Buy Your Tickets TODAY

Join our hosts, Rotary International Vice President Valarie Wafer, and Rotary Foundation Trustee, Dean Rohrs, for our Fundraising Gala on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 8:00 pm ET.   Special guests include RI President-Elect Jennifer Jones, Director-Elect Drew Kessler, and our MC for the evening, Past-Director Jeffry Cadorette.

District 7070 International Women's Day Event - Tuesday Talks - March 8, 2022 - You Are Invited

This year, International Woman's Day is celebrated on Tuesday March 8th! District 7070 is hosting its 2nd annual celebration on our Tuesday Talks on March 8, 2022 as we honour 2 women from our District 7070 to come talk about breaking bias. The District 7070 International Women's Day committee welcomes Virginia O'Reilly (our District 7070 Membership Chair, soon to be confirmed as District Governor Nominee Designate on Feb 13) and Lynda Ryder (District 7070 Past District Governor and current District 7070 Protection Officer) to the stage to talk about their exciting history and experience with District 7070 along with their insight on how to promote and celebrate women's achievement and take action for equality. Please be sure to join us for an insightful series about these inspiring women in our District!  The March 8 Tuesday Talk is now open for registration...... please Read more ......

2022 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium, May 26-29, 2022

Rotary District 7070 is excited to announce the 2022 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium, May 26-29, 2022 taking place at the beautiful Ganaraska Forest Centre, an environmentally sensitive, overnight outdoor education facility located in the heart of the majestic Ganaraska Forest just north of Port Hope!

The 3 night experience is geared toward youth between the ages of 17-23 and will offer an inspiring program: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Indigenous Culture, Hands-on Activities, Group Dynamics, Toastmasters/Public Speaking, Outdoor Survival and GPS Geocache adventures along with camp fires, friendship and tons of fun and learning!!! 

All this for only $299 per participant which covers all programs, accommodation, and meals. 

Rotary Clubs are encouraged to find and sponsor eligible participants within their community, as well as members of the Rotaract and Interact Clubs that they host.  There are only 30 spots available so act fast! 


For inquiries and to receive a registration form, please contact PDG Mark Chipman at

We Are Down to 5 Spots Open for the Clubrunner Website Refresh Rebate Program for Your Club  - Make Sure Your Club REGISTERS TODAY

To Rotarians in District 7070:

In the 2019-2020 Rotary Year, many Rotarians and Rotaractors of District 7070 participated to complete the new 3-year strategic plan.  A recent District wide survey reconfirmed and refined the Strategic Actions under the following four categories:


To assist the Rotary Clubs of District 7070 achieve their Strategic Action goals, the District Public Relations Committee is introducing a Rotary Club ClubRunner Website Refresh Program and Promotional Discount available for your club TODAY. Please Read more......


Okay Rotary - Let's Play Ball - Sign Up Today for the  District 7070 Softball Tournament in Summer 2022

District 7070 Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. is organizing a one-day D7070 Rotary softball tournament this summer. It will be here before you know it.

Clubs could enter their own team, or create a joint team (i.e. members from 2, 3, 4 clubs join together to form a team).  I could also take individuals and we will form your team.   It's open to family members of club members.   Saturday or Sunday.   Co-ed.  Three-pitch (i.e. pitch to your own team).  No sliding.  Recreational.  Fun!!  Oshawa/Whitby area.

Right now Rotarian Mark Blackmore is trying to gauge interest to determine if it is worthwhile to organize.  Any club that might be interested in playing if it were organized is encouraged to contact Mark directly at or 905 626 8742 to let him know, TODAY.


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District 7070 Conference 2022 - May 13 to 15 - REGISTER TODAY


MAY 13 - MAY 15, 2022

Rotarians, Spouses and Guests - Full Package: Registration - $299.00 - Deposit up to March 15, 2022 - $100.00

Register today         Show this video at a club meeting:

Please Read more........

Discover New Horizons at the June 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston - Register TODAY

To the Rotary family here in District  7070,

Join us this year to explore what’s possible in Rotary, in Houston, and in yourself.

 Each year, Rotary members from all over the world come together to discover new opportunities to increase our impact, broaden our reach, and strengthen our ability to adapt for future success.

It’s also the perfect venue to find new ways to enhance your Rotary experience. Register right here.  

We are working to organize a special District 7070 celebration - details to follow.......

Rotary Zone 28-32 Bermuda Cruise - Sept 1 to 6, 2022 -  Life Below Water - REGISTER TODAY - 

Cruise to Bermuda, September 1-6, 2022 Celebrating Life Below Water - Connecting the World Through Sustainability. This Rotary Zone 28 & 32 event is open to everyone – Rotarians and non-Rotarians – interested in having fun and learning more about Life Below Water.

Just announced - speakers during our special cruise to Bermuda! Lis Mullin Bernhardt - Program Officer, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Past Rotary International President, Barry Rassin, Rotary Club of East Nassau, will share his passion for the sustainable use of our oceans and the importance of caring for our planet “There is no Plan B”; Dr. Chris King, whose topics is Threats of Climate Change to Peace.   Dr King is a retired Brigadier General with over 32 years of active service in the United States Army; C. Mark Eakin, Satellite Oceanography & Climatology Division, Marine Ecosystems & Climate Branch, Coordinator of NOAA Coral Reef Watch; and Vic Grosjean, MEng, MSc, CEng, NER, Chartered Engineer, Oceanographer, One of Australia's Most Innovative Engineers, speaking on the topic of Mangrove Restoration..........

Rotary Zone 28-32 - Life On land - Anchorage Alaska - Nov 3 to 5, 2022 - REGISTER TODAY

Rotary Zone 28 & 32 invite you to "Life On Land - Connecting the World Through Sustainability" in Anchorage Alaska from November 3 through 5, 2022 ate the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa. Just announced - program speakers: Laurie Zuckerman is a third generation Rotarian and a member of the Paul Harris Bequest Society (She serves as Rotary 5400’s Environmental Sustainability Chair, the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG) North American Webinar Coordinator, and ESRAG’s Climate Education Co-Chair); Ilarion (Larry Merculieff) was raised in a traditional Unangan (Aleut) way and received his Unangan name Kuuyux (The name is given to one person in each lifetime amongst his people. Kuuyux means an arm extending out from the body, a carrier of ancient knowledge into modern times, a messenger. Today he is living the legacy of his name); and Carey Gillam is a veteran investigative journalist with more than 30 years of experience covering corporate news, including 17 years as a senior correspondent for Reuters international news service (She is the author of “Whitewash- The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science,” an expose of corporate corruption in agriculture). Register now - CLICK HERE  



In Memory of our Rotarians - February 2022

It is always with great sadness when we loose members of our District 7070 Rotary family. Everyone in District 7070 wants to expresses their deepest sympathies to our extended Rotary family. Please send your notices to Newsletter Editor Dave Andrews at .....




District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  February 2022 Newsletter

In his February 2022 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to set their club and personal goals and 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. .......

The Rotary Foundation District and Global Grant Qualification Process for Your Rotary Club - BE SURE TO QUALIFY TODAY

The Rotary Foundation (TRF) through its grants program provides opportunities to do good in the world.  Rotary and – as of July 1, 2022 – Rotaract Clubs can apply for grant funds to humanitarian projects.  However, TRF has some rules and regulations that Clubs must meet, if they want to apply for funds from TRF.

Clubs must be qualified

Only qualified Rotary and Rotaract Clubs can apply for grants from the Rotary Foundation.  Qualification is administered by the Districts and is valid for one Rotary year.  D7070 is using an online qualification process, with three modules posted on the District’s website,   A quiz is connected to each module....... (PLEASE READ MORE).......

Rotary Foundation receives highest rating from Charity Navigator for 14th consecutive year

For the 14th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.......



The Latest News on Polio Eradication from Rotary & GPEI - Global Polio Eradication Initiative

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 WHO Executive Board is meeting this week in Geneva, Switzerland.  Among other global public health topics, Member States will discuss both polio eradication and polio transition/post-certification.

Read the latest polio snapshot from Afghanistan to see information on cases, surveillance and vaccination campaigns.

Read the latest polio snapshot from Pakistan to see information on cases, surveillance and vaccination campaigns.
Rotary's Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-26 - Delivering On A Promise

Rotary and our Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners have launched the Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-2026: Delivering on a Promise to overcome the remaining challenges to ending polio, including last year’s increase in polio cases caused by a pause in vaccination campaigns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders from Pakistan and Afghanistan — the last two countries where wild polio remains endemic — have recommitted to working with the GPEI to improve vaccination campaigns and reach at-risk children. As long as polio exists anywhere, it remains a threat everywhere.

In addition to providing a roadmap to eradication, the new strategy calls for renewed political and financial commitments from governments and donors to achieve a polio-free world. Learn more about the action underway to eradicate polio.


"Grow Rotary Workshop" - PART 2 - on January 22, 2022 - Video NOW AVAILABLE

The path to a strong vibrant Rotary Club involves our Membership.  Membership is like a garden, to be strong and grow we nurture current members and plant the seeds for new members on an ongoing basis. 

On Saturday January 22, 2022 from 9:30 am to 11:10 am - the District Membership Committee hosted Part 2 - “Grow Rotary Zoom Workshop”. We welcomed Rotarian Paul Elsley, Past President of the Kingston ON Rotary Club who shared how his Club was able to grow by 10+ members during the pandemic.  Here in the LINK to the You Tube video.

District 7070 has Clubs that are vibrant and growing…how are they doing that?  How are other Districts doing that?  These informative and interactive workshops generate discussion and spark ideas to engage and inspire.   We encourage your club members to watch the video. You can share the discussion and work on plans for strengthening your Club.  The workshop is for all Rotarians interested in their club’s path to growth........There is more.....

Are YOU Passionate About Membership and Growing Strong Clubs? - The District 7070 Membership Committee Wants YOU

District 7070 Membership Committee is calling for both Rotaractors and Rotarians in the District to join the District Membership Committee.  Our scope is to foster the growth of Rotary and strong Rotary Clubs in D7070. We are looking for Rotarians who are passionate about membership and growing strong Clubs in D7070. Are you that Rotarian?  If you are interested, please contact Virginia O’Reilly at and we can set up a time to chat about your interests.

The Membership Committee comprises a Main organizing committee and 5 sub-committees. Please take time to review the sub-committees and see which one (s) that suit your interests and where you can contribute the most. To see the various sub-committees. please Read more.....



Rotary Days of Service

As part of his 2021-22 initiatives, Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta is encouraging clubs to plan and host a practical and action-oriented Rotary Day of Service. The event should address a challenge facing your community that fits in one or more of Rotary’s areas of focus and brings together volunteers from within and outside of Rotary. We’re halfway through the Rotary year. Has your club already risen to the challenge? 

What Is Peacebuilding ?

February is Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention month in the Rotary calendar.  To take those first steps toward peace, where people are able to resolve their conflicts without violence and work together to improve the quality of their lives, means we need to look at the foundational pieces of peacebuilding.

Just what is peacebuilding?

Peacebuilding is about dealing with the reasons why people fight in the first place and about supporting societies to manage their differences and conflicts without resorting to violence.......


Shelterbox Canada News for February 2022

In her February 2022 Newsletter, Meg SchmeiderCommunity Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, asks if we know a realtor who shares the same values of peace, service, and friendship that we do? ShelterBox Canada has an opportunity for them to get involved in Rotary International’s commitment to disaster relief with our Buy a Home, Give a Home program. Here's more of her newsletter.....


Tuesday Talks - Jan. 11, 2022 - Supporting the Environment: Are we committed to our own success? - REPLAY NOW AVAILABLE

Nilam Bedi, Chair, of the District 7070 Areas of Focus Environment Committee noted that clubs in our District get it. Last year 4 clubs had Environment Committees. This year we have 26 clubs with Environment Committees. He welcomed our keynote speaker,  Dr. Mathis Wackernagel, Founder and President, Global Footprint Network. Dr. Wackernagel is an internationally recognized authority on developing metrics for ecological sustainability who published extensively and won numerous award for his work.  

Title:   Supporting the Environment: Are we committed to our own success?

The future has never been more predictable than today. We know that people will want to eat, sleep, be safely sheltered, and move around. They will also live in a world with more extreme weather and climate change, as well as fewer ecological resources. We already have a massive overshoot of our demands upon the planet relative to what it can sustain. Dialling back this overshoot, even if we do it ultra-fast, will not be a quick-fix for the extreme weather and fewer ecological resources. What we also know for sure: humanity will get out of overshoot one way or another - the choice is merely whether it will be by design or through disaster. Therefore, communities, corporations or countries that do not prepare for this predictable future will be at a large disadvantage. What are we waiting for? What are our options?  Dr. Wackernagel Dr. Wackernagel explored these questions and suggested how Rotarians can get involved in tackling the threats to our planet. Here is the link to the replay:

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.......

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 Past 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 .........




Easier-to-use Brand Center templates

See what’s new in Rotary’s Brand Center:

We’re introducing new templates to make it easier for you to create official club logos and to customize ads, social media graphics, and brochures. Be sure to log in to MyRotary where you’ll find these templates in the Brand Center after February 15, 2022. With these updated templates, you can:

  • Select Rotary images to use — or upload your own

  • Easily crop photos and images

  • Quickly add text and headlines

  • Choose options for printing on your own or by a professional

  • When you use the new templates to create logos and promotional materials, you’ll be prompted to download your finished product. The materials you create won’t be saved in the Brand Center.

    And if you’ve recently created materials using current templates and saved them in the Brand Center, be sure to download your work before 15 February 2022. The current templates will no longer be available after that date.

Help strengthen Rotary’s brand

Under your websites and social media accounts using the Brand Center’s promotional resources — photos, videos, templates, and more — to show your community that Rotary members are people of action. Log in to MyRotary, Visit the Brand Center, and go to the new Our brand tab to learn how to use Rotary’s logos, colors, and fonts to create flyers, brochures, presentations, and other materials that look and sound unmistakably like Rotary. In the Help section, you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about the elements of our brand, as well as ways to contact us. By using a consistent look and tone when you promote your club’s good work, you will increase people’s recognition of Rotary. Our Brand Center gives you the tools to do this.

Does Your Club Use Media Releases to Cover Your Events?

Here is a ROTARY PUBLIC IMAGE TIP From Rob MacArthur (Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise and member of our District 7070 Public Image Committee:

"Does your club send out media releases about upcoming meetings... who the speaker is... how the general public can attend?

My experience is many don't. When I have done it for my clubs, we have gotten TV coverage, print coverage, as well as visitors that would have never have come. It really is worth the time.

In addition, media releases on milestones, recognition, who you have supported and who has supported you is very helpful as well."



Do You Use RSS Feeds in your Rotary  Social Media Accounts?

Here is another ROTARY PUBLIC IMAGE TIP from Rob MacArthur (from our District 7070 Public Image Committee):

"Do you use RSS feeds to post to your social media resources?

I have been doing this for a long time to be more productive for my sites.

Since Rotary International has an RSS feed for the news posts they make, I have a tool that shares the post when it to our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram account. The article picture is reformatted perfectly and post includes the title. When people click on it, except for instagram, people are taken right to the article.

Saves a lot of time and is the most effective way of sharing what RI is sending out. Check out Rotary Club of Port Hope for examples.

Any posts about are done through this method.

I use blogger for custom posts of my own. Tags are added in the post and the posts are accessible and sharable by RSS feed. Its not really auto posting to me... I see it as autosharing.. which I find very handy".


Rob MacArthur

Rotary District 7070 Public Image Committee

Need Some help With Your Club's Public Image ? Just Ask Us For Help

In the Summer of 2020, we asked Rob MacArthur, our District 7070 Public Image Public Investigator 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? ASK ROB

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 take place in the Fall of 2021 after clubs have had their websites refreshed. Has your club improved your Public Image?

It's Now Time To Use the Resources on the District 7070 YouTube Channel - Subscribe Today - No Charge

Have you seen all of the videos on our District 7070 YouTube channel ? Subscribe TODAY. Use the videos. Put them on to your club website and social media accounts. 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.

Want To Boost Your Club's Online Presence ? - Try These Tips - We Can Help

What is Your Club's Online Presence?  Do You Even Have One? 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.....

Increase Your Club's Visibility - TAG Rotary District 7070 - Here's How

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.

Are YOU Passionate About Public Relations and Helping Rotary Clubs Boost Their Public Image?  - We Need YOU NOW

District 7070 Public Image Committee is calling for both Rotaractors and Rotarians in the District to join the District Public Image Committee.  Our scope is to boost Rotary's Public Image and to assist Rotary Clubs in D7070 to do the same.

We are looking for Rotaractors and Rotarians who have experience in the field of Public Relations, Social Media platforms, and news writing. We want you to use those attributes to assist clubs and our Committee . Are you that Rotarian?  Are you that Rotaractor? If you are interested, please contact Dave Andrews at and we can set up a time to chat about your interests.

Be sure to see the Public Image menu tab on our District Website and check out our District Facebook Page , Twitter account and Instagram account and this Dsitrict Newsletter too, for some idea of what we do. 




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:........



Check out what's new in Rotary's Learning Center

Have you seen the improvements we've made in Rotary's Learning Center?  Log in to MyRotary and ...

  • Check out the new home page with course catalogs organized by topic to help you find courses more easily. 


Email with questions. 

Kind regards, 
Rotary's Learning and Development Team

Use The Newly Refreshed Rotary District 7070 Website As A Resource for Your Club

We are in the process of a new and refreshed District 7070 Website. Be sure to watch for the change over the next short period of time. Be sure to register for your club's website refresh too.  In the meantime, check out the resources and articles available to you today. 

Have you checked out our District 7070 Website lately?

Have you checked out the up to the minute scrolling stories that you can share with your members and post on to your club website and social media pages? Have you checked out the new concise menu tabs? Have you seen all of the links at the bottom of the page?  There's more good news here... Please Read more.....

 Rotary Zone 28 & 32 Website -  Your Source for The Latest Rotary News, Events & Connections You Can  Use In 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.

Tech Tuesday Talk Special Edition - Zooming into Hybrid - Watch on the District 7070 You Tube Channel

We've been zooming along for a while now.  Many of our clubs are looking forward to re-connecting in person.  But what if some of your club members have truly embraced remote meetings?  The next era of Rotary meetings are hybrid's.  That's right, a combination of in person and remote.  It's another new frontier! If you want to learn how to run great hybrid meeting so everyone is present, either remotely or in the room, please watch this special edition of Tech Tuesday Talks.  You'll hear from seasoned Rotarians who will show and tell what it takes to make a hybrid meeting great.  Learn from those in the know, best practices for sharing presentations, speakers, voice and background.  Gain from the experience of others.  Questions you may have, like "can you just put a laptop at the front of the room or do you need special technology or hardware?"  "Is it costly?"  "How "techy" does one need to be to run a hybrid meeting?"  Join us for answers to these and many other questions so your club can zoom into the frontier of hybrid Rotary meetings. The future is bright - it's hybrid!  Watch it on the Rotary District You Tube Channel today  . Please Read more to see the video.....


Will Your Club Receive The Rotary Citation In  2021-22 ? - Here's How

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.......

Do You Want CONNECT with All Rotarians in District 7070? You Can Use The Clubrunner App - Here's How 

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.....

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