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 Ron Dick's August 2021 Newsletter

In his August 2021 Newsletter, during Membership Month, District Governor Ron Dick talks about Rotary International President, Shekhar Mehta, challenge for every Rotarian to “Each one Bring one” and every Rotary District to form 2 new Rotary and / or Rotaract Clubs; the charter of our newest Rotary Club of GOALS; our District New Members Get Together and Grow Rotary Sessions; our August "Tuesday Talks" with Melissa Wells on your Club website refresh and social media tips; and Ron's first in-person hybrid meeting...........

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's August 2021 Newsletter

In Shekhar Mehta's August 2021 Newsletter, our Rotary International President talks about membership and he asks every Rotarian and Rotaractor to introduce a new person into their club. He adds that every club should celebrate its new members, and every Rotarian who sponsors a member will be personally recognized by him. And those who are successful in bringing in 25 or more members will be part of our new Membership Society. He is challenging every club, during the coming year, to plan at least one Rotary Day of Service that will bring together volunteers from inside and outside Rotary and will celebrate and showcase the work of your club in your community. Please read more .........

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation John Germ's August 2021 Newsletter

In his August 2021 message to Rotarians, John Germ, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, (and also Past President of Rotary International), says that as we focus on membership this month, Rotary’s two greatest assets are its members and The Rotary Foundation, and they are linked. With more members in Rotary, the Foundation could do even more good in the world. He says that roughly a third of our members actively support the Foundation through annual giving or other means. Imagine how we could extend Rotary’s reach if we were to increase that engagement . Please read more ......

Rotary International Vice-President & Director Valarie Wafer's August 2021 Newsletter

In her August 2021 Newsletter, in Membership Month, Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer reminds us all thatRotary’s number one internal priority is to Grow Rotary and increase membership. President Shekhar has asked Rotarians around the world to raise their hand and commit to Each One Bring One and Valarie tells us why. She ask us to make a commitment to ASK. She also encourages everyone to do everything possible to avoid a fourth COVID-19 wave in North America, a potential pandemic of the unvaccinated........



August is Membership & New Club Development Month

August is Membership and New Club Development Month, when Rotary Clubs, around the world focus on membership in Rotary. Does your club have a plan? Are you executing your own plan to invite your friends and business associates to join your Rotary Club? President Shekhar says ' "Each One, Bring One". It’s time. Time to celebrate your Rotary club, your members, and the good you do in your community and around the world. Tell everyone and ask them to join......

Tuesday Talks - August 10 - Your Club Website & Social Media Tips - REGISTER TODAY

Don't miss the August  'Tuesday Talks' on August 10 from 7 - 8 PM, titled, "Your Club Website and Social Media Tips" . We are very fortunate to have the timely topic of websites and social media presented by Melissa Wells of Ex Nihilo Website Designs.

Melissa brings the expertise of being a Rotarian, A Clubrunner expert and a web developer to maximize value for your Technology budget. Melissa will give you a run through of the steps of the District 7070 Website Refresh Program that she has completed with over 60 Rotary Clubs and will include many examples of completed sites. She will provide you with many tips on how to leverage your website into both social and traditional media and how to draw hits to your website, in other words- Online marketing 101. Register today:

Rotary District 7070 AIDS & Community Health Walk for 2021 is On Now for the Entire Month of August

For over a decade, the generous members of Rotary District 7070 have supported the Rotary Pokerwalk for HIV/AIDS, and for that I thank you. Last year, in response to the Covid-19 Crisis, the walk made two distinct pivots. The first was expanding our reach to all community health. Through that change we established 2020’s Residual Beneficiary as FeedOntario. 

The second pivot was to move the walk-a-thon online. And though we had no evidence that this would be successful, over 100 participants submitted walk videos and over $25,000 was raised. With the crisis ongoing, we are keeping the walk online once again this year and encourage all of you to submit videos either walking alone or in appropriately sized groups. Please Read more.....

New Members Zoom Get-Together  - Register TODAY for AUG 25, 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?


On Wednesday, August 25 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.

THESE ARE 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. Rotarians from all over District 7070 enjoyed the November 25,in 2020 and February 18 and April 8 in 2021 Get Togethers. We are all looking forward to the next one from  7-8 pm on Wednesday August 25, 2021.

For more details and to see the recordings of the August 20, Nov 25 and Feb 18 and Apr 8 New Members Zoom Get Togethers which are now in the District 7070 Ypu Tube Channel and in Membership Tab of the District 7070 Website, please Read more......

"Grow Rotary Workshop" on September 11, 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 September 11  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.

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2021-22 !
In 2020, we moved our Rotary Leadership Institute programming into a 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. Here are some important new details for 2021-22 .....
Nov 2 - 4, 2021 Our Rotary Zone 28 & 32 Summit - Better Together - Free on Zoom - REGISTER TODAY

Join us for the Zones 28 & 32 2021 free Virtual Zone Summit, November 2, 3 and 4 at 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT each day. Register now - CLICK HERE!  On Zoom and FREE.

Tuesday, November 2nd, we connect as we focus on leadership, and gather for our Beyond Borders event and class reunion dinners! Enjoy the one and only "DoGoodery" Chris Wells as he opens our event!  Your MC for the evening is Sherry Chamberlain

Wednesday, November 3rd, we inspire as we hear amazing stories about service and innovation from our clubs and districts


Thursday, November 4th, we celebrate as we roll-out the red carpet and present our district Foundation and Membership awards!  Entertainment including international recording artist Martin Kerr. Speakers include Zone Summit host R.I.V.P. Valarie Wafer, Rotary Foundation Trustee Dean Rohrs, Zone Summit Chair and Director Elect Drew Kessler & Event MC Peter Schultz.


Shekar Mehta Envisions Rotary's Next Chapter

Rotary’s president for 2021-22, Shekhar Mehta, has a vision for Rotary's future and is ready to make it happen. A member of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, India, Mehta trained as an accountant and founded a real estate development company, Skyline Group, which he also chairs. But his professional title tells only a small part of the story. He is also a director of the India arm of Operation Eyesight Universal, a Canada-based nonprofit focused on preventing avoidable blindness. He helped establish more than 15 eye hospitals, in several Indian states and he started Saving Little Hearts, a project that has facilitated more than 2,500 heart surgeries for children from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and countries in Africa. Learn more about Mehta and visit the president's page to learn about upcoming presidential conferences and Mehta's presidential initiatives.

Presidential Initiatives for the New Rotary Year

Girls and women worldwide face inequities in areas including health and education and experience significant violence and disproportionate poverty. As part of his presidential initiatives for the Rotary year, Shekhar Mehta is asking clubs to take on an initiative, district grant, or global grant that engages members of their community in a project that will protect and empower girls and increase equity by ensuring their access to resources that will improve their lives. Learn more about this and other presidential initiatives.

July 13, 2021 "Tuesday Talks"  - What's happening in District 7070 This Year?  - Watch It on the District 7070 You Tube Channel TODAY

If you missed our first 'Tuesday Talks' of the new Rotary Year on July 13 with District Governor Ron Dick you may have missed "What’s Happening in District 7070 this year" . Be sure to go to the Rotary District 7070 You Tube Channel and hear DG Ron Dick talk about what is planned for the Rotary year, learn about the District Strategic Actions for 2021-2022, and hear updates from the Environmental Action, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, and Leadership Development District Committees.  


The District 7070 Rotary Club Clubrunner Website Refresh  - Available NOW - Sign Up Your Club 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 available for your club TODAY. Please Read more......


District 7070 Conference 2022 - See the Video and Register Today - Discounts for Early Bird Registrations


MAY 13 - MAY 15, 2022

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

Early Bird Registration - $249.00 - expires September 1st, 2021 
or 100 Delegates/Attendees (whichever comes first), and must be fully paid.

Register today         Show this video at a club meeting:

Please Read more........

Get Reports from the 2021 Rotary Virtual International Convention

Missed the 2021 Rotary Virtual Convention? Read a wrap up of events and download speeches and reports, including General Secretary John Hewko’s Report to the Convention. Learn more


In Memory of our Rotarians - August 2021

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  August 2021 Newsletter

In his August 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. .......


Save the Date. Sunday, September 26, 2021 for the Rotary Foundation Walk. We are hoping that we may be able to have an in-person walk this year for Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, the whole District 7070 Rotary family. We are hoping it will be located in the eastern part of District 7070. If the COVID restrictions remain in tact, we will be asking each club to safely have their own individual Foundation Walk and still raise funds for The Rotary Foundation. Please stay tuned for more information. 


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

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.

District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada

The 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region (and the Rotary Club of Port Hope ), on behalf of your co-hosts, the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood and Durham College invite you to District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 - Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada. The event will run from 7 pm to about 8:30 pm live from The Rotary Global Classroom featuring Dr Bob Scott,(past Rotary International Vice-President  and Immediate Past Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee ), Valarie Wafer, (Vice-President and Director of Rotary International) and Mike McGovern, (the current Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee). We are awaiting confirmation of additional senior Rotary International leaders as well. Together, they will update all of us about Rotary's efforts with our Global Polio Eradication initiative Partners to End Polio Now.........

You Can Help Rotary Reach our PolioPlus Fundraising Goal In This Rotary Year - Here's How

Rotary is committed to raising $50 million per year to end polio. Again, for the 2021-22 Rotary year, with donations matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, every contribution goes even further to eradicate polio. One dollar from you and two dollars from the Gates Foundation. Make your donation to PolioPlus and help us deliver vaccinations to communities around the globe. Please DONATE TODAY. 


From the Clubrunner Newsletter - August is Membership Month - Try Something New

August is membership and club development month, a time to focus on and appreciate your members, celebrate their devotion to the club and the impact they have made. It's also a time to think about developing strategies around growing your membership. The reason why Rotary is such a successful organization is because it is full of members that have one trait in common - the passion to make a difference in the world. All of us share this passion and it's what drives us to work together. Please Read more from the August Clubrunner Newsletter......

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.....



Shelterbox Canada News for August 2021

In her August 2021 Newsletter, Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, says,"We can’t predict disasters, but with your support, we can be ready to respond providing displaced families with the life-saving aid they need right when they need it most."  Here's more of thenew Shelterbox "Stock The Box" Program in her newsletter.....

The Latest 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 .........

Canadian Rotarian Water Foundation Can Help Fund Your for Rotary Club Water Projects

As many already know, The Rotary Foundation is having to cut back on funding projects. Consequently Canadian clubs are looking to the Canadian Rotarian Water Foundation for funding support. Here is a letter from President of the CRWF and District 7070 Past District Governor, Ron Denham, for the latest  message that has been sent to all District Governors with clubs in Canada. Please Read more......

The 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.......


Youth to Youth Engagement Event - Oct 8, 9 and 10, 2021 -  from Honouring Indigenous Peoples - Let's All Get Involved

Honouring Indigenous Peoples has launched a new opportunity for Youth in our District, and with our neighbours in District 7010 and the Indigenous communities within the Williams Treaty area, called the Williams Treaty Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) Engagement Circle on October 8, 9 and 10, 2021.  There is a letter for clubs (shown below), and flyers to share the word as well.  Please feel free to contact Bill Empey at the Rotary Club of Toronto  with any questions or concerns.  He can be reached at . Let's all get involved.

We are asking for our Rotary Clubs for their support for a Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) learning experience involving Indigenous and Non- Indigenous youth in grades 9 to 11 . This Y2Y engagement opportunity has been developed by HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples) and co-created by a strong list of stakeholders including Indigenous Elders, Teachers, Education Counselors, Knowledge Keepers, Rotarians and other ethical leaders. Building on the success of HIP’s earlier programs, Y2Y engagement circles focus on peace and reconciliation while inspiring youth to work together and take action towards becoming good stewards of the land. What is HIP's Youth to Youth (Y2Y) Engagement? .... Please read more.....



EMBRACE THE LOGO - It's Our Global Recognition

Here is a letter from Past Rotary International President Holger Knaack and Past Rotary Foundation Chair of the Trustees Ravi Ravindran. It is a Call To Action. They are asking Rotary, Rotaract and Interact clubs to update their logos to align with our brand standards. This means using the template in the Rotary 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.......

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

Start Using the Resources on the District 7070 YouTube Channel - Subscribe Today - No Charge

Have you seen what is on our District 7070 YouTube channel ? Subscribe TODAY. Use the videos. 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.

Why Is Rotary Branding So Important To Your Club?

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......

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.....

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 .......

Time to "Get The Word Out" and Grow Your Club, Raise Money, and Get Attention

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.......

The People of Action Campaign Helps You Bring Your Rotary Story To Life - Here's How

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?”

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?  - The District 7070 Public Image Committee Wants YOU

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:........

Rotary Club of Willowdale - A Trip that Began a Journey: Supporting J.K. Nyerere Primary School in Tanzania

Sometimes a trip to another country is just the start of a longer and much richer journey.

In 2007, Riyaz and Margaret Adat, (members of the Rotary Club of Willowdale) along with their two sons Anil and Seth, took a trip to Northern Tanzania to go on safari. In addition to having an exotic vacation, Riyaz wanted to show his family the country in which he had grown up. While the family of four was awed by the natural beauty of the National Parks they toured, they also became increasingly aware of the many children they encountered each day walking to and from school – all without shoes, lunches or textbooks. This reality became a topic of conversation over their evening meals. “After much discussion, we decided that we wanted to focus on helping to improve the lives of local students,” Riyaz explains. “Since we were unsure of how to proceed, we asked our tour guide/driver, David Laizer, to source a suitable school. Two days later he drove us to J.K. Nyerere Primary School in Arusha.”.......

Rotary Club of Picton Assumes Stewardship of The Picton Rotary Woods Walkway in Macauley Mountain Conservation Area

When Rotary International announced that the environment was to be the seventh area of focus, the Rotary Club of Picton was ready to go into action. The club was already involved in the six avenues of service including vocational support, community service and international outreach along with active support of youth through scholarships and exchange programs. Many members felt that more was needed. Here is what they did....... 



Be Sure To Use Our 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 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.

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.......

What every club should know about virtual, in-person meetings

Jim Marggraff worked with his Rotary Club of Lamorinda, California, to demonstrate how easy it is for clubs to put together a hybrid virtual and in-person meeting. Two videos are available at A 25-minute video of the garage meeting with celebrity speakers and a second short 2-minute Quick Start Video that shows how easy it is to run an engaging Virtual/In-Person (V/IP) meeting. Learn more

Director Dialogues - With RI Director Valarie Wafer  - Videos Now 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" . Special guests from throughout the Rotary world will join me 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 ! CLICK HERE to visit the Director Dialogue page and access recordings of past events. More to come in 2021-22.

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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Aug 23, 2021
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Membership - New Members - Session 1
Aug 25, 2021
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North Scarborough & Scarborough Passport DG Visit
Sep 08, 2021
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Grow Your Rotary - Part 1
Sep 11, 2021
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Durham Presidents Meeting
Sep 13, 2021
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Tuesday Talks
Sep 14, 2021
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DG Visit - Durham West Clubs
Sep 15, 2021
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District Leadership Team Meeting #3
Sep 20, 2021
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DG Visit:Toronto Skyline, Toronto Earlscourt, York
Sep 21, 2021
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Foundation Walk
Sep 26, 2021
Assistant Governors Meeting #3
Sep 27, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
DG Club Visit - Durham East Clubs
Oct 05, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
HIP Youth - 2 - Youth Engagement Event
Camp Kawartha
Oct 08, 2021 – Oct 10, 2021
Durham Presidents Meeting
Oct 11, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday Talks
Oct 12, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Leadership Team Meeting #4
Oct 18, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
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