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 Iosif Ciosa's August 2022 Newsletter

In his August 2022 Newsletter, District Governor Iosif Ciosa talks about August being Membership and New Club Development Month. He asks us all to call someone in our club who we have not seen in a while. He reminds us of Jennifer Jones own words to ask our members... What they want to get out of Rotary.  He talks about the extension to qualify and apply for a District Grant (please don't delay). Iosif has been travelling and volunteering at your club events too. Be sure to register as soon as you can for the October 2022 District Conference ........

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones' August 2022 Newsletter

In President Jennifer Jones'  August 2022 Newsletter, she says it starts with an invitation to join Rotary that unlocks our imaginations and allows us to know that everything and anything is possible. Each one of us has that same opportunity —the honor to extend an invitation. She adds that, "It’s time for Rotary to take our next step in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across our organization. Embracing an experience where people feel included... removing barriers for entry and opening doors for inclusion..."  She addas that "We need Rotary leaders to rise from every continent, culture, and creed. We need young members and young thinkers to take on larger roles and responsibilities"..... and that "We need to listen to new Rotary members just as keenly, and with as much respect, as those with many years of membership". She concludes by saying that when people of action are committed to a big goal (30 % female members by 2030), we make it worth every ounce of our energy........

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Ian Riseley's August 2022 Newsletter

In the Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Ian Riseley's  August 2022 Newsletter, he talks about international impact of clubs in Canada and other countries particpated in a Rotary Global Grants and how they helped with bushfires that devastated in Ausrtralia in 2019 and 2020. He asks us to "Think of the impact of our polio eradication efforts, our peace education programs, and our Programs of Scale grants. All these efforts to make the world a better place emanate from our Foundation." He adds that, "The more visibility and impact we have through Foundation projects, the more people want to be part of what we are doing as partners or as members. Everybody wins." He concludes by saying, "Rotary and its Foundation are inseparable — you can’t have one without the other. They are two sides of the same coin. Remember that other side of the Rotary coin and support your Foundation"  ......... 

August 2022 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 for 2022-24

To embrace current technology and to be a resource to all members of Zone’s 28/32 the current newsletter is being transitioned to an interactive blog style format that will be managed and moderated by the Zone leadership team. Here is the August video from Drew Kessler, our new Rotary International Director . Be sure to read your emails and view the new "In The Zone" monthly newsletter. And Get "In the Zone"! Join our special Facebook group for sharing Rotary ideas on membership, our Rotary Foundation, and best practices for enhancing Rotary's Public Image......



Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones "Imagine Rotary Canada Tour" -  A Fantastic Day in Toronto on July 5 for our Multi-District Celebrations

A fantastic Day in the Hub City of Toronto on July 5 as District 7010, 7080, 7090 and 7070 hosted our Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones on her cross Canada" Imagine Rotary Canada Tour".  Please read more......


Rotary District 7070 At The Toronto Pride Parade  - June 26, 2022 - Another  Success - See the photos

Members of the Rotary family (and their friends and family!) marched in a spirit of celebration and inclusion in the Pride Toronto Parade on Sunday, June 26,2022!  Fabulous t-shirts were worn by both marchers and observers.  Lots of photos on our Rotary  District 7070 Facebook Page. Thank you to the Rotary Pride 2022 Committee,

Karen Somerville,  Rotary Club of Toronto East

Jeff Dobson, President of the Rotary Club of Toronto 

Mary Lou Harrison, 2018-19 District Governor & Member of the Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise

Please Read more .......

Jennifer Jones Presidential Initiatives

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones imagines a Rotary where members act to make their dreams become reality and make the most of their club experiences. During her year, Jones will focus on four presidential initiatives that Imagine Rotary: advancing our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI); creating a welcoming club experience; empowering girls; and expanding our reach.......

Rotary International CEO John Hewko's address to Rotarians at the annual PETS Alliance meeting - There Are Our Opportunities - See Them Here

Rotary International CEO John Hewko addressed Rotarians on July 22, 2022 at the annual PETS Alliance meeting, at #rotaryinternational headquarters, in Evanston, Illinois, USA. He let us know our organization is strong. Here are our opportunities:


The 2022-23 Club Website Refresh Program - SIGN UP TODAY - for the 2022-23 Half-Back Rebate Incentive

To Rotarians in District 7070:

To assist the Rotary Clubs of District 7070 achieve their Strategic Action goals, at the request of District Governor Iosif Ciosa, the District Public Relations Committee is continuing the Rotary Club ClubRunner Website Refresh Program and Promotional Discount, NOW available for your club in 2022-23. 25 clubs have completed the refresh program in 2021-22. Their websites are getting noticed.  Now it's your turn. Don't be left behind.  REGISTER TODAY.  Please Read more......


Tactical Emergency Medical supplies to civilians on the front lines of Ukraine - Needed NOW - Rotary District 7070 Clubs Can Help TODAY

To our fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors and our whole District 7070 Rotary family,

At the Rotary District 7070 Conference in Oshawa in October , we saw the partnership with Durham College's Rotary Global Classroom and Sunnybrook Hospital, and Global Guardian working together to send Tactical Emergency Medical supplies to civilians on the front lines of Ukraine. They need Rotary Clubs in District 7070 to help today. Thank you to the Rotary Clubs who have already donated and are saving lives.  All donations that are in by August 12th will be included in their purchase of medical supplies from Sunnybrook hospital and taken to the Ukrainian war zone with the team, at the beginning of September. However, if you cannot meet this deadline, they are working on another shipment of medical kits that will arrive in a few months.  Please Read more to find out more about the project and how YOU can help this immediate need TODAY....



District 7070 Conference 2022 - Oct 14-16 - REGISTER TODAY


Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2022

Rotarians, Spouses and Guests - Full Package: Registration

May 23rd to September 5th  $299.00 +HST

September 6th  to October October 14th $329.00 +HST

Register today         

Please Read more........

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......Please Read more...


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 at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa. Just announced - program speakers:   Please Read more...



In Memory of our Rotarians - August 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  August 2022 Newsletter

In his August 2022 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to set and meet their brand new club and personal goals and make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, as we start a brand new Rotary year, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund and to the PolioPlus Fund, to the Disaster Response Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. .......

A FINAL  Opportunity to Apply for a 2022-23 Rotary Foundation District Grants

The District is about to send in its application for District Grants for the 2022-23 Rotary year to the Rotary Foundation.  However, before submitting it, we are offering Rotary and Rotaract Clubs a final opportunity to apply for a District Grant.  New potential District Grant projects may have come up at the beginning of the new Rotary year.

District Grants can be used for short term projects locally and around the world.  The District is encouraging through the matching formula Clubs to cooperate.  The rules for this round are the same as for the applications sent to the District by May 31 2022, and the 2022-23 application form must be used.  Clubs that want to apply for a District Grant must be qualified.  For more information, incl. the application form, please follow this link


Applications should be submitted to no later than August 10, 2022.  You can also contact Lars, if you have any question

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE NOVEMBER 19, 2022 - Rotary Foundation Grants Seminar

Back by big demand!  On Saturday, November 19, 2022, there will be a Rotary Foundation Grant Seminar.  The purpose is to give members of Rotary and Rotaract Clubs the opportunity of learning more about the Rotary Foundation and how the Grants program works, incl. what is required of Clubs that want to apply for District and Global Grants.


The program for the seminar, which will be held at the Oshawa and District Shrine Hall, 1626 Simcoe St. N, Oshawa, will start at 8.30 am with Registration.  The formal program will start at 9 am with an overview of the Rotary Foundation, followed by information on the Grants program.  Both District Grant and Global Grant projects will be covered, incl. case presentations.  A simple lunch will be provided.  The program is expected to finish at 2 pm.

Rotary and Rotaract Clubs are encouraged to send at least two members each.  For more information, please contact PDG Lars Henriksson at or cell 416 402 6093. The Complete agenda will be released soon.  Hope to see you in Oshawa Saturday, November 19, 2022.

Qualify TODAY for The Rotary Foundation District and Global Grant Qualification 

The Rotary Foundation requires every Rotary and Rotaract Club that wants to apply for a District or Global Grant is qualified.  It's not too late. Please get your club qualified TODAY. It is a yearly process, administered by the Districts.  In D7070, we have an on-line process, consisting of three quizzes connected to three self-study modules.   The modules and quizzes are found on the District’s website,   At least two Club members must pass the three quizzes.  In addition, the Club President (2021-22) and President-Elect (2022-23) must submit a signed MOU – Memorandum of Understanding to the District. If you want to Qualify NOW instead of waiting for the November 19 Seminar, please Read more to see what you can do to qualify today .....

Is A Gift to Rotary’s Endowment Fund in Your Estate Plan? Here's How

Rotary’s tomorrow depends on what we do today. You can be an important part of The Rotary Foundation serving humanity by including a gift to Rotary’s Endowment in your estate plan. A gift from your estate to the Endowment will provide ongoing financial support, just as your annual contributions do today. Join the many Rotary members and friends of Rotary who have made commitments to improving and enriching lives around the globe by creating your personal legacy with The Rotary Foundation. Download Legacy brochure

Jennifer Jones Presidential Fund for The Rotary Foundation - You Can Donate Today

𝑷𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝑮𝒊𝒇𝒕𝒔 𝑫𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑱𝒆𝒏𝒏𝒊𝒇𝒆𝒓 𝑱𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒔’ 𝑷𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒀𝒆𝒂𝒓

In recognition of her commitment to supporting the long-term financial stability of Rotary, Jennifer Jones has requested that gifts to her Presidential Fund support the Endowment-World Fund. Gifts are not requested, however those wishing to make a Rotary Foundation gift in appreciation for RI President Jennifer’s participation in an event are requested to make a gift to the Jennifer Jones Presidential Fund – Endowment-World Fund. 
The World Fund is the primary funding source for global grants which support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. The World Fund provides the necessary funding for our highest priority activities around the globe. 
For further information and to download an information sheet visit:

Top 30 Giving Countries to The Rotary Foundation in 2021-22

Here is a list of the top 30 countries donations to The Rotary Foundation in 2021-22. Oh Canada. for 20,000 Rotarians, we sure did well.  Now let's do it again in 2022-23. Start today.

Raise For Rotary

Raise for Rotary is a platform that allows individuals, clubs, and districts to create online fundraisers that benefit The Rotary Foundation. It is a great way to celebrate personal events and special occasions. Organizers can share their fundraisers through social media, email, and text, so family, friends, colleagues, and supporters can donate online...... Please Read more....



See the Weekly Updates 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 - updated every week. See the country-specific section and more details, right here at   For the headlines. please Read more.....

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.


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?  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.

There are many ways to join in the celebration, but here are a few activities to get you started:

  • Say it loud, say it proud! Let everyone in your social network know that you are a proud member by changing your Twitter and Facebook profile to the I’m a Proud Member I’m a Proud Rotaractor, or I am a Proud Interactor graphic. Copy and save the graphic as your profile picture for August.

  • Exchange ideas. Do you have successful membership strategies that have worked well in your community? Share them on the Membership Best Practices Discussion Group.

  • We Are Rotary. Using the hashtag #WeAreRotary, post photos to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Vine of your club members at work in your community or abroad to show how Rotary makes a positive impact in the world.

  • Making a difference. Rotary clubs are known for the high-impact service projects they undertake locally and globally. Share stories about your service projects and how they improve lives on Rotary Showcase. Be sure to follow us on Facebook Twitter, and Instagram to see what Rotary members around the world are doing to celebrate Membership Month.

  • What does Rotary mean to you? Rotary members have pushed polio to the brink of eradication, delivered clean water to those in need, improved their local communities, provided scholarships to the next generation of peacemakers, and continued to do good in the world......


Creating a Welcoming Club Environment

I love August because it is the time of year when Rotary looks seriously at the topic of membership. We are a membership organization and as such, we need members to grow and expand our impact. Service is the avenue by which we make a lasting impact in our communities and how we keep our members engaged.

There are at least three methods of strengthening membership. We can pour energy into attracting new members. We can focus on engaging existing members. And we can form new clubs that serve distinct needs and serve as a magnet for attracting still more members. At different times and places, our Rotary International presidents have focused on all of these aspects of membership.......

Have you put Your "ASK" in Gear yet? Have you added the "JOIN US" Button on to your Club Website ? It Really Works

Past District Governor Mike Cooksey once told me that if you want more Rotary members, you have to ask. He told everyone he saw to "Get your Ask in Gear". His words certainly reflect one of the Strategic Plans that District 7070 has this year. Our goal is to receive 100 inquires from  the "Join Us" button on the District 7070 Website and to have over 40 Rotary Clubs have a "Join Us" button on their own club website AND have a members conversion process from these inquiries.  It's up to you.

If you have been already been part of the District 7070 Website Refresh Program, then you will remember Melissa Wells talking about adding a "Join Us" button to the front page of your club website.  This is your way of "asking" anyone who sees your website to learn more about Rotary and join your club. 

Past District Governor Bob Wallace of our District 7070 Technology Team did this to our District Website. Instead of "Join Us" , Bob put an "Interested in Joining Us" button right up front on the menu tab. To see how we have done , Please Read more........


Rotary Clubs Are Staying Connected to Their Members and Responding to the Needs in the Community. Here's How - Try these Resources

New and different club models will attract diverse leaders to Rotary. Rotary clubs continue to demonstrate their value by staying connected to members and responding to changing needs in the community. Read about clubs around the world who are finding ways to adapt to new challenges and meeting onlineUse these resources to increase your club's value:......

Join Us - 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 Joan Barrett 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 2022

In her August 2022 Newsletter, Meg SchmeiderCommunity Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, provides an update on how Rotary and Shelterbox are working together to help in the Ukraine and how we can help. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group June 2022 Newsletter

Here is a note from Carolyn Johnson, Chair of BELRAG ( Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group)

Imagine Rotary!   Imagine the impact if every Rotary and Rotaract Club was involved in a significant, meaningful literacy or education project in their community.   This July newsletter describes how Rotarians are taking the world they imagine and making it a reality.  Read about BELRAG's (Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group) presence at the otary International Convention in Houston and the projects we hi-lighted at our booth and the break out session we hosted.  From early childhood learning to using technology to support education, Rotarians imagined innovative and impactful projects that have been put into action.......


News from the  WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) 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 . Please Read More.......
Canadian Rotarians Water Foundation offering funds to WASH Projects in 2022-23 Rotary Year

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

As a Canadian District Regional Foundation Committee Chair, you know it's getting tougher to secure funding from The Rotary Foundation for Rotary projects. The requirements are increasingly demanding, and the amounts available for grants are being squeezed. Fortunately the Canadian Rotarian Water Foundation is here to help!

We are offering up to $10,000 (CAD) or 10% of the value (whichever is less) of any WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) project focusing on a hospital, clinic or other health care facility, in which a Canadian Rotary club plays a leading role.......


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. 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 .........

Toronto Rotary Club Invites District 7070 to an Evening of Networking, Connecting and Indigenous Culture - Sept 15, 2022

Miinawaa-Eyiizh / And-Both

The Rotary Club of Toronto and the Indigenous Spirit Fund (Native Child and Family Services of Toronto) are hosting an exciting event that you won’t want to miss. It’s an evening of networking, connecting and Indigenous culture and it’s going to be held in the beautiful St. James Cathedral Centre Event Venue at Adelaide and Church streets65 Church St., Toronto on Sept. 15, 2022, 5 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. To see more about the event and how to get tickets, please Read more.....

Misko-Aki - Confluence of Cultures introduces a new and unique exhibition - Rotary Clubs Can Help  - Donate Today

Misko-Aki; Confluence of Cultures introduces a new and unique exhibition of Indigenous history and culture in Muskoka. Located at the Muskoka Steamship and Discovery Center in Gravenhurst, the exhibition (and a virtual version) will open in 2023.   Visitors will experience the 10,000 year history of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe, Metis and Mohawk people as the exhibition takes them on a canoe trip through the culture, history and geography of the region. This unique project highlights the authentic and previously unrecorded history of these four cultures in a fascinating presentation. The confluence of these four cultures in Muskoka ties together indigenous history in many southern Ontario communities. Rotary Clubs can now donate to the exhibition. Please Read more to see how you can help .....

Covenant of Nations - Sacred Wampum Renewal Gathering: Rotary can Help

The Covenant of Nations will bring together elders from the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Anishinaabeg nation in a sacred renewal of Wampum Belt agreements that establish peaceful relations and resource sharing.  These agreements cover the area surrounding the Great Lakes and were last renewed before the arrival of settlers.  Rotary is being asked to support this initiative.  This reflects the trust and friendship established between Rotary and the indigenous community. Please Read more to see how YOU can help.....



Rotary is inviting members to join the Youth Advisory Council - Deadline is August 5

Rotary is inviting members to join the Youth Advisory Council. This group of young leaders will advise the Board of Directors of Rotary International and help shape the future of the youth programs.

Apply here:   by August 5.  Please read more....

Interested in helping our district youth exchange program ?  Want to make lifelong friendships?  Here's How...

Attention - Rotarians and Rotoractors!
Interested in helping our district youth?  Want to make lifelong friendships? 
The District Rotary Youth Exchange Committee welcomes you to join us!  We meet monthly to select and support our District’s Rotary Youth Exchange Inbound and Outbound Students.  Contact PDG Beth Selby ( or Trevor Hagerman (

Attention Rotaract Club Presidents - You Can Now Report Your  Rotaract club officers to Rotary International

Rotaract club presidents are now able to report current and incoming secretaries, treasurers, and committee chairs to Rotary International. Reporting these appointments will help assure your club leaders get the latest news and resources to support club-led activities. Log in to My Rotary and access the Club Administration section of your account.


Look Who I Found at the Caribbean  Grand Parade in Toronto  - Boosting Rotary's Public Image

Look who I saw on CP24 TV talking to Patricia Jaggernauth on Saturday at the Caribbean festival's Grand Parade  and look at his hat. None other than Rotary District 7070 Assistant Governor  Courtney Doldron, from the Rotary Club of North York. Courtney's Rotary hat was seen by thousands. Thank you Courtney. That's how we boost Rotary's Public Image. 

Want to Boost  Your Club's Public Image?  - Just Ask Us - The Rotary Public Image Committee Is Here to 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 your club's 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.... Please Read more....

Attention Rotarians and Rotaractors: You Are Invited -  Our Public Image Committee Needs You - Help Rotary & Rotaract Clubs Boost Their Public Image

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. 




In the Bowmanville Rotary Club We have The Beginning of a Dynasty - perhaps?

Pauline, wife and mother - past president of Bowmanville Rotary Club .
John, husband and father - past president of Bowmanville Rotary Club and District Governor Elect -  District 7070.
Last but not least, Rachel, daughter and new president of Bowmanville Rotary Club.

Uxbridge Rotary Invites YOU to help Support their Humanitarian Efforts  as a Result of the Tornado on May 21

Dear fellow Rotarians and Rotaractors and the whole Rotary family in District 7070,

We are grateful to all who have reached out with offers of support after a tornado touched down in Uxbridge on May 21, 2022 and caused catastrophic damage. We know many lives have been changed. The Rotary Club of Uxbridge is glad to be able to provide a central place to receive donations through the Rotary Club of Uxbridge Charitable Foundation. All funds received will be used specifically for disaster relief.

We are working with Durham Social Services and the Township of Uxbridge to assess the specific needs of the community including supporting families and individuals who have been displaced and those dealing with food insecurity. All funds received will be distributed, as quickly as possible to local charitable organizations serving the community.

Donations may be sent via e-transfer to All donations $20 or over will receive a tax receipt.

In order to properly address your tax receipt, please include your name, email address and mailing address in the message line of your e-transfer.

For donations by cheque, please send to:
Rotary Club of Uxbridge Charitable Foundation
121 Second Avenue
Uxbridge, ON L9P 2A2

Chuck  Taylor

Rotary Club of Uxbridge


Note: Chuck is available to talk to your Rotary Club. He can be reached at

Rotary Club of Richmond Hill Invites YOU to their Craft Beer Festival - August 13

After a long two years the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill is excited to be bringing back the Richmond Hill Craft Beer Festival. It will be held on Saturday, August 13th 4-11pm at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. This year’s festivities will feature craft breweries from all around Ontario, along with craft mead, ciders and spirits. We are thrilled to be able to present live entertainment, musical acts Flyball Governor Band, Jimmy and the Buzz, Urban Sky & more to come. Local restaurants Aneal’s Taste of the Islands and King Henry’s Arms will be offering some delicious handheld eats.  All proceeds from this event will go to local and international charitable projects, supported by the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill. Tickets are only $25 and can be purchased in advance, online, or from me! All tickets purchased prior to the day of the event include 3 sample tickets each good for a 6 oz beer.  Check for more event details and tickets. #RHBeer2022


Join Port Perry Pedals on Sept 11 with the Port Perry Rotary Club

Here is a note from Bob Almack, Rotary Club of Port Perry:

Dear fellow Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 7070

Port Perry Rotary's major fund raiser is our second annual on September 11th.   Please come cycle with us September 11th. Wonderful scenic routes through the Greenbelt and Oak Ridges Morraine. Choose from the family 10 km or longer 30, 50, 100 and 160 km routes with supported rest / refueling stations. Have a fun day while supporting the good causes of Port Perry Rotary. Please visit or use QR code to sign up today! I would like to challenge all clubs to register 5 riders. For any club that does, I will volunteer to speak to their club on self-supported bikepacking.  

Bob welcomes a call or Facetime/ Whatsapp if you have any questions about Port Perry Pedals. My number 289 356 5563. 

Yours In Rotary,

Bob Almack

Rotary Club of Port Perry


REACH OUT  And Connect Your Club With Other Rotary Clubs in Our District RIGHT HERE IN THIS MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

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, RIGHT HERE IN THIS NEWSLETTER:........



Your Club's Rotary Citation In  2022-23  - START TODAY - Here's How

The Rotary Citation awards recognize the hard work clubs do throughout the year. Taking action toward achieving the citation goals helps clubs engage their members, stay relevant in their communities, and run more efficiently. A welcoming and engaging club also reflects the values of Rotary. When clubs achieve citation goals, they contribute to the overall health and culture of Rotary for generations to come. 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.......

Plan Beyond Tomorrow -  Here's How - A New Club Visioning Model

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

Strategic planning consists more or less of these three steps. 

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

  • As a group, you and your club members decide what and where you want to be in two, three years. 

  • By developing an Action Plan, you and your club members map out how to reach your goals. 

Please Read more ........

Call the New District 7070 Technology Team - We're Here to Help Your Club

This is to introduce the District 7070 Technology team. Let's meet our team members. We are a team that can provide answers to any of your queries about MY ROTARY, CLUBRUNNER, ZOOM, and social media.

If you have any questions or problems that we can help with please contact me.

If your club would like any training in these areas, also please let us know. We recognize that these software programs are a great help and want you to get the most out of them.......

Use the Refreshed Rotary District 7070 Website - As A Source for Your Club Website

We now have a new and refreshed District 7070 Website. Be sure to take a look at 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.  Use them on your club website, and as posts in your social media accounts.

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 Club's Source for Rotary News, Events & Connections  - Use Them on Your Website and in Your Club Social Media

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.

Use the Clubrunner  App And CONNECT with All Rotarians in District 7070 - 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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Membership Committee
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Assistant Governors (AGs) Meeting with DG Iosif
Aug 22, 2022
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Membership Committee
Sep 12, 2022
Club Presidents and DG Zoom Meeting
Sep 12, 2022
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District 7070 RLI Part 1 -Sep 14, 21 and 28th 2022
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District 7070 Foundation Walk
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Membership Committee
Sep 26, 2022
District Leadership Team (DLT) Meeting
Sep 26, 2022
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Durham President's Meeting
Oct 03, 2022 5:30 PM
Membership Committee
Oct 10, 2022
District 7070 RLI Part 2 Oct 12, 19, 26 2022
Oct 12, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
WE HAVE A DREAM - DC 2022-23
Oct 14, 2022 5:00 PM –
Oct 16, 2022 1:00 PM
District Leadership Team (DLT) Meeting
Oct 18, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
World Polio Day 2022 LIVE from Durham Region
Durham College
Oct 20, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Membership Committee
Oct 24, 2022
Assistant Governors (AGs) Meeting with DG Iosif
Oct 24, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
District 7070 RLI Part 3 Nov 9,16,23 2022
Nov 09, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Membership Committee
Nov 14, 2022
Club Presidents and DG Zoom Meeting
Nov 14, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary District 7070 Foundation Seminar
Durham Shriners Banquet Hall
Nov 19, 2022 9:00 AM
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