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









District Governor Mark Chipman's October 2020 Newsletter

Hello District 7070:

September, or as I like to call it, Super September, witnessed many District 7070 Rotary clubs hold successful community events.  I was honoured and privileged to attend several of these events, including 13 bottle and food drives, eWaste collections and Ribfest Drivethroughs held by 16 clubs on September 26/27.  Other clubs have started COVID responsible outdoor hikes/walks and community waste cleanups.  We have pivoted and demonstrated resiliency in the face of COVID finding new ways to engage in the community and raise funds. 

Rotary Superheroes and Champions are everywhere!

Please Read more.......


Rotary International President Holger Knaack's October 2020 Newsletter

In Holger Knaack's October 2020 Newsletter, Holger talks about innovation and change that are happening at so many levels as we rethink and remake Rotary. Rotary's new flexibility is blending with digital culture to drive change in ways that many of us have never seen before. He says that change in Rotary happens at the grassroots level, as clubs lead the charge, defining what this new Rotary can be.      ......

The October 2020 Message from K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran,  Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation

In his October 2020 message to Rotarians, K.R. Ravi Ravindran, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, (and also Past President of Rotary International), talks about war being stopped for 2 days in Sri Lanka to immunize the children from polio, to the March 2020 temporary suspension of immunization due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to today, when we have started back up. He is calling on all Rotarians on World Polio Day, October 24 to hold virtual events and fundraisers and encourages all Rotarians to make donations that will be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, once again. He says that our support is more important than ever, and it will ensure that together we can tackle the remaining obstacles and achieve a polio-free world.......


Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's October 2020 Newsletter

Autumn is the season to find contentment at home by paying attention to what we already have -Unknown

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

Autumn has always been my favourite season. Every year the leaves seem to change overnight with their display of rich colour hues. The nights become shorter, the fields are harvested, and we give thanks for the food on our table. I want to wish all Canadians a Happy Thanksgiving this month. As we reflect on this year, we must be truly grateful for our health and our safety.........



Rotaract Canada District Leader Information Session - Sunday, October 4, 2020 - REGISTER TODAY

To ALL Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 7070,

You are all invited to register and to attend the Rotaract Canada District Leader Information Session taking place on Sunday, October 4 at 5:00 p.m. 

We are asking for your help to promote this event with your club members too. This event is open to all Rotaractors and Rotarians in our District passionate about Rotaract. We would really like to see attend all district Rotaract representatives, district governors, district governor elects, and district Rotaract chairs from right across Canada. Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer will be joining us at the session, and we hope District 7070 will be in attendance along with Valarie and Rotaract Canada leadership! Please read more .......

Rotary and the Beirut Expolsion - Global Grant Now Open for Your Payment - How You Can Still Help

Helping out Beirut - The explosion at the port of Beirut on August 4 impacted the entire city resulting in widespread destruction, loss of many lives, injuries in the thousands and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of citizens. District 7070 is currently looking into possible opportunities for clubs. There are two choices that we have reviewed to date:

Personal Donation matched by the Canadian Government:

Thank you to so many Clubs that made a personal individual donation, that was matched by the Canadian Government .

Global Grant Now Established: Please Donate TODAY:

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


Please "Read more" for more information

Reconnect Week - October 5 to 11


All around the world, Rotarians and alumni will gather to share their experiences, network with each other, and exchange ideas for staying involved in Rotary. What is your Rotary Club doing to celebrate?  During this celebration, Rotary invites former Rotaractors, Interactors, Rotary Peace Fellows, Rotary Scholars, Youth Exchange students, and other Rotary program alumni to renew their connection to Rotary. Past program participants who have lost their active connection to Rotary can refresh their ties by visiting club meetings, helping with projects, and engaging online. By doing so, they can experience again how Rotary reshapes lives locally and globally.

Be sure to read Diana Schoberg's article in the October Rotarian and her interview with Riikka Muje.......

"Grow Rotary Workshop" on October 3, 2020 - REGISTER TODAY

SAVE THE DATE - On October 3  -  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 2020 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.

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.

Tuesday Talks - Oct 13 - 7 PM - "Developing Leaders in District 7070"

Dhamay Kanthan, Chair, and her entire District 7070 Leadership Development Committee invite you to "Tuesday Talks" on October 13 from 7 PM to 8 PM, entitled, “Developing Leaders”.

Come ready to learn and connect as this team charts its course to create an effective leadership framework in our district that includes engaging a younger generation in Rotary service.

Developing good leaders is key to turning Rotary's vision of ‘a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change’ into reality. Leadership is about bringing clarity to where we are headed and then creating an environment where people have the freedom to be their best and can use their gifts to get there. It is always, always all about the people, not just the plan.

Come and explore what great leadership is with us. 

“There are two human drives.  One is connection and the other is aggression.  Aggression here does not mean anger.  It means initiative and energy, used in the service of goals.  Everything we do is whether relational or goal directed--or, ideally, both.  Basically, we are 'lovers' and 'workers'.  We have relationships and we do things.  We connect and we accomplish tasks.  Care and drive.  Be and do. Love and work.  The love requires a positive relational tone and the work requires drive, expectations, and discipline. An integrated leader does both at the same time in a way where one affects the other. ... The problem in leadership is when we do one without the other." 

If you get a chance, take a look at a book entitled: "Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships, and Being Ridiculously in Charge" by Henry Cloud 

Rotary Zone 28 - 32 Online Summit - A Tremendous Success

I want to personally thank you for registering for the Zones 28 & 32 Online Summit! We were so fortunate to have been able to see great presentations from a variety of Rotary's senior leaders.  Friday's panel on innovation at our clubs covered a wide range of new ideas to increase membership & engagement! The Online Summit was one of those innovations - it was our opportunity to provide a program to our entire membership previously available only to district leaders.  How did we do?  We've created a very brief survey that we respectfully ask you complete to help us evaluate the program, and how we develop future Zone education opportunities.  Would you please take just a minute or two of your time by CLICKING HERE and providing your feedback?.......

Service Above Self Award Nominations - Oct 1 to 31, 2020

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond by helping others and working to better their communities? Rotary’s Service Above Self Award honors Rotarians who demonstrate their commitment to helping others by volunteering their time and talents. District governors may nominate one candidate from their districts to receive this award in the 2020-21 Rotary year by submitting an online nomination form between October 1 - 31. Not sure of how to write your nomination form? Check out How to Write a Compelling Nomination for tips and recommendations.

OCTOBER 24, 2020 - What are YOUR Plans for World Polio Day 2020?

Four ways to create buzz for your World Polio Day event : 

We are just a few weeks away to World Polio Day, October 24, 2020 – This is Rotary’s best opportunity during 2020 to shine the spotlight on our top goal of eradicating polio. What are your plans? Not sure where to start? Read these tips and you’ll be well on your way to helping Rotary marking its biggest worldwide World Polio Day celebration ever. GET THE TIPS. And please be sure to let our District 7070 World Polio Day Chair, Jennifer Boyd at what your club is doing. Here are some more ways to tell the world that Rotary is Eradicating Polio .......

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

District 7070 currently has 16 Assistant Governor Positions. Each Assistant Governor is responsible for 4 or 5 Rotary and Rotaract Clubs. 

For the 2021-2022 Rotary Year, there are 5 positions available.

The Assistant Governor (AG) role is a 3-year commitment. Yearly, some AGs come to the end of their 3- year term and the District is looking for Candidates to take over to keep the roster full.  Assistant Governors are selected each year in advance of the start of their term in order to receive training, familiarize themselves with their duties, connect with the incoming Presidents of the  Rotary and Rotaract clubs they are responsible for.  

Applications for the Assistant Governor must be received by District Governor Mark Chipman, by October 1st, 2020. 

As an Assistant Governor, you are the connection between your clubs and the district. The relationships you build with club leaders make Rotary stronger. This is an important and rewarding role.

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

COVID-19: What District 7070 Clubs Are Doing and Requesting

What is your Rotary Club and Rotaract Club doing to help your community during the COVID 19 outbreak? Take a look at some of the clubs and their projects. Perhaps you too can do a similar project in your community. Perhaps YOU can help at one of their projects. 

Here is a place for your Club to ASK for help from Rotary and Rotaract Clubs, with your project. Talk to the Mayor, Councilors, Community Service Organizations, Food Banks, Health workers, just to name a few. Your community is counting on our entire Rotary family and your partner organizations during this time of special need.

Send your projects and project requests to District Public Image Chair Dave Andrews at and he will do his best to get them in the article which will be regularly updated.

Look in the 'Rotary and COVID-19" menu bar on the District website and see "What District Clubs are doing and requesting" for just some of the many projects AND ideas for your club to help your community through COVID-19..

 2020-21 District 7070 Conference - REGISTER TODAY

Please join us for the Rotary District 7070 Conference in 2021 ! Friday, April 9 - Sunday, April 11, 2021 at the beautiful Pan Pacific Toronto (formerly the Westin Prince Hotel) ,in Toronto. The entire Team at the hotel look forward to welcoming you for
Rotary District 7070 Conference 2020-21, so you can experience firsthand Pan Pacific’s signature hospitality – at Toronto’s first Pan Pacific hotel.
 Be sure to register TODAY. Here's how.....

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Survey Coming Soon

We just heard news from Heather Drakes, Chair of the Diversity, Equity &Inclusion Committee that they are planning on a survey that will be coming our very soon. We appreciate your help with this important tool to assist the Committee with their plans. Thank You. Read more for more DEI News ......

Why you should attend the 2021 Rotary International Convention

Feel the Energy in Taipei

Our potential to create lasting change is limitless. And there’s no better place to explore your full potential than the 2021 Rotary International Convention,  June 12 - 16  in Taipei, Taiwan:



In Memory of our Rotarians - October  2020

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



District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair's October 2020 Newsletter

In his October 2020 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund and to the PolioPlus Fund,and to the Endowment Fund. How would YOU like to spend Rotary's money? Find out how, right here, in Bob's letter. There is lots more news in PDG Bob's letter........

How Would YOU Like to help Spend Rotary's Money? - The  District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee Wants YOU

How would you like to help spend Rotary's money, on some very worthwhile projects. That's exactly what you would be doing as a member of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee. 

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee Members are Wanted TODAY!!! - we are looking for new members for the District Foundation Committee to make a difference. Please send your applications for Committtee membership to  Terry Caputo, Director, District Governance Committee, at

As a Committee member, you will make strong connections between our clubs and the district. The relationships you build with club leaders make Rotary stronger. This is an important and rewarding role.

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

2020-21 Rotary Foundation Grants Information and Qualification Material NOW On-line

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

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

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

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



The Latest Weekly News on Polio Eradication

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

Rotarian Tunji Funsho named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the world

Dr. Tunji Funsho, chair of Rotary’s Nigeria National PolioPlus Committee, joins 100 pioneers, artists, leaders, icons, and titans as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People. TIME announced its 2020 honorees during a 22 September television broadcast on ABC, recognizing Funsho for his instrumental leadership and work with Rotary members and partners to achieve the eradication of wild polio in the African region.......

End Polio Now Flags for your Vehicle  - Available  NOW - ORDER TODAY



How about all of your Club members flying the End Polio Now Flag. What a sight that would be !!!



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Read more to see the detailed artwork .......

Keeping Polio In Our Sights

Rotary and its partners have mobilized disease-fighting infrastructure to respond to COVID-19 — while remaining dedicated to eradicating polio.

Here is hank's article:

The COVID-19 pandemic has created health challenges that go beyond the disease itself. In May, the World Health Organization reported that, worldwide, 80 million children under age one were not receiving routine vaccinations for a variety of diseases. Pausing vaccinations — which involve close contact between vaccinators, infants, and their families — was necessary in the face of the pandemic. But as UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore warns, "We cannot exchange one deadly outbreak for another.".....

World Polio Day In Durham Region 2020 - Join Us for our Oct 22 Livestream Event

The Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood, partnering with Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology are co-hosting our livestream “World Polio Day 2020 in Durham Region” from the new Global Classroom in the new Centre for Collaborative Education at Durham College on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Toronto time). Everyone in District 7070, including members form the 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham region are invited. The URL to our big event : . Please come and see what we have in store this year....


New End Polio Now Educational and Fundraising Resources 

With the challenges of COVID-19, there’s a significant risk that many children will miss out on lifesaving vaccines that prevent dangerous diseases, including polio. The most important thing that Rotary members can do is sustain our fundraising efforts in the fight to end polio. Download new End Polio Now educational and fundraising resources — including videos, social media messages, event materials, and more — to help spread the word about the need to end polio for good.

Rotary Virtual Reality Polio Kit Available for Your Club

The Rotary Club of Alliston is using the Rotary Virtual Reality Polio Kit as part of their Canada Day Celebrations in Alliston, Ontario. It was also on display for users to see the VR film "Two Drops of Patience" last year's District Conference and  at World Polio Day in Durham Region. Your club can also borrow the kit . Mary Lou Harrison and Assistant Governor Shirley Ross have two kits. they consist of a pull up banner and a small plastic box with 5 VR headsets, 5 sets of ear phones, 2 iPhone adapters, cleaning wipes, and a safety use card.


"Grow Rotary Workshop" on October 3, 2020 - Recording Available Soon

ANOTHER OUTSTANDING GROW ROTARY WORKSHOP - On October 3  -  the District Membership Committee is hosted a New "Grow Rotary" Zoom Meeting. If you missed it, the recording will be available very soon. 

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 2020 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.

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.

New Member Zoom Get-Togethers for 2020

Are you a new Rotary or Rotaract member in the last two years? Are you an older member who would like to learn even more about Rotary?

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

Everyone is welcome to join but these sessions are specially designed for new members who've joined in the past 2 years. If you know a new member, please encourage them to join.  Potential members welcome too,  although they will need to be registered as a guest by a Rotarian.

We will be having 3 of these sessions, each covering different topics.   In addition to Thursday, August 20th session,which was really well attended,  please mark in your calendars... still 2 more to go in this Rotary year.... Wednesday November 18th 7-8 pm and Thursday February 18th.

Here is the August 20 New Members Zoom Get Tigether:

Go to the Membership Menu on the District Website and see what has already been set up for you to see  in the "New Member Get Together" Tab



Membership Resource Guide

Diana Edwards, our Regional Membership Officer for Membership Development has updated and the Membership Resource Guide with helpful new resources and publications noted in red. 


October is Economic and Community Development Month

Economic and Community Development is one of the Seven Areas of Focus that Rotary has asked all clubs to focus on, especially in October.

What is your club doing? Here are some ideas.......

District 7070 Areas of Focus Action Committees  - A Call to Action in 2020-21

Congratulations to all the District 7070 Rotarians and Rotaracters for a tremendous year of Community and International Service!   While there is still work ahead of us, as we continue to meet the challenges of the pandemic, we can all hold our heads high in our response to our Communities needs to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With over 40 District Grant applications from our District 7070 Rotary and Rotaract Clubs we have doubled the amount of District Grants from previous years........

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. Our District 7070 Action Committe's Areas of Focus Coordinator is John Currie from the Pickering Rotary Club. John is also the  Executive Director of H I P and can be reached at .   If you have a good news story, please send it to us. Click here to view their new website and check the Areas of Focus Action Committees Menu Bar in the District Newsletter under HIP.  This rapidly growing nation-wide movement, HIP,  is a partnership between Indigenous Peoples & Rotarians. The new wesbite contains stories about supporters, just like you, who are making an impact across Canada by taking action to create lasting change! Here are some highlights .........

Orange Shirt Day - Sept 30 - HIP Says Thank You For Your Support

Dear fellow Rotarians in District 7070,

Thank you for showing Rotary alignment right across Canada in support of Orange Shirt Day!  Thank you to the many Rotary Clubs that purchased and wore the HIP orange shirt on September 30. This action reinforces the message that “Every Child Matters” while also raising funds that will be split between the Orange Shirt Society and HIP’s Literacy Program.....

Supporting the Environment becomes Rotary’s Newest Area of Focus

The Rotary Foundation Trustees and RI Board of Directors both unanimously approved adding a new area of focus: supporting the environment. Creating a distinct area of focus for the environment will give Rotary members even more ways to bring about positive change in the world and increase our impact. More details will be announced soon.....  

Latest News from the  WASH Rotary Action Group

We've Changed Our Name. With the approval of Rotary International our organization is now going to be called "Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Rotary Action Group" or "WASH Rotary Action Group" to reflect the emphasis Rotarians are placing on hygiene as an important component of projects.  Our new logo, has WASH in a font to represent water pipes. The water spurt is in the many colors used in the Rotary logos. "Rotary Action Group" is spelled out at the bottom in blue to complete the logo. A downloadable logo, revamping of the website, and more will be coming in the upcoming months . There is lots to look forward to. You are invited to view all of the back issues of the WASRAG  / WASH Rag Newsletters at    For more Water, Sanitation and Hygiene News for this month,  please Read More.......

Shelterbox Canada News 

In her October 2020 Newsletter, Allison Kingston, Community Fundraising Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada and a Member of the  Rotaract Club of Sarnia-Lambton, discusses Hurricane season and Shelterbox readiness to respond. The coronavirus pandemic means that it will be more challenging for response teams to travel to hurricane-hit countries But their links with local partners and Rotary worldwide means they can provide aid in new ways that keep families safe  . Here's more of her newsletter.....

News from LitRAG - Rotary Literacy Action Group

Although September was Education & Basic Literacy Month, NOW is a perfect time to promote how your club is involved Basic Education and Literacy - or to explore how your club  might get involved to support education in your community.  Education an area of focus that affects every community around the world.  Globally 17% of the world’s population over the age of 15 are illiterate, that’s nearly 775 million adults worldwide.   Additionally, 60 million children lack access to education.  The financial cost of illiteracy?    It is estimated that $1.2 Trillion in lost annual wages are the direct result of low literacy or illiteracy......



Rotaract Canada Strategic Plan 2020-21

Rotaract Canada is already changing the landscape of Rotaract in our region. The creation process of our Strategic Plan has already allowed us to connect District Rotaract Rperesentatives (DRRs)  across the zone in ways never done before, set an example to encourage clubs and districts to engage members in the creation of a strategic plan and setting out our goals and priorities for what is to come in the Rotary year. To learn more about our strategic priorities, action items and methodology, please Read more......

ROTEX Is Now in District 7070

Rotex is a society of past Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) alumni that engages with current Inbound and Outbound Rotary Exchange Students to better their exchange experience overall. Rotex acts as a middleman between Rotary Clubs and exchange students through supporting Rotarians throughout the RYE program via mentoring students on proper etiquette while on exchange, organizing trips and events for Outbound, Inbound, and Rebound Exchange Students, and ultimately being the voice for RYE exchange students in many cities, districts, and countries in the Rotary world.


Rotex D7070 (Rotex in District 7070) was founded in February 2020, jointly by the District 7070 Youth Exchange Committee and former outbound Youth Exchange students.  Rotex helped run the Outbound Rotary Exchange Student Orientation at Ganaraska Forest Centre in February 2020.  

The goals of the Rotex group are to

a. Promote the Rotary Youth Exchange Program 

b. Run events, train and nurture Rotary Youth Exchange Students to provide better and more varied experiences for the both the students and the sponsoring Rotary Clubs.

c. Provide advice and feedback to the District 7070 Rotary Youth Exchange Committee from a different point of view.......



Your Club's Online Presence - Where YOU Are Today - Tips To Increase Your Presence

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

For more than 100 years, Rotary has united leaders who are committed to using their expertise to take action and improve their communities. Awareness of Rotary is high. But public understanding of who we are, what we do, and the value we bring to communities is concerningly low. It’s important that we tell our story in ways that help people everywhere understand what Rotary does, how we’re different, and why our work matters. Without this understanding, we can’t reach our full potential and bring more people together and improve even more communities worldwide. No other organization is quite like Rotary. By using our unique voice consistently in all our messaging, we can ensure that our communications reflect our distinct character. If we speak, write, and design in one voice, our communications will sound, read, and look unmistakably like Rotary. This will give our audiences a better understanding of who we are. Together, we can show the world that we’re people of action.

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

NEW MONTHLY FEATURE:  Is THIS YOUR Favourite Rotary Moment


To meet our challenge from our District Governor Marck Chipman, we are going to feature ONE "My Favourite Rotary Moment" every month. It could be YOUR "Favourite Rotary Moment". Let's go Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 7070 !! Let's meet the challenge. 

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

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

Please email a photo along with the following text to

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

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

DG Mark


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

USE and PROTECT the Rotary Brand

At the April 2019 meeting of the Rotary International Board of Directors, the Board reviewed the Rotary brand and

  • requested all users of the Rotary Marks to come into visual brand compliance as soon as possible;

  • agreed not to publish in official Rotary media, after July 31, 2019, any advertisements or other information that are not in brand compliance;

  • agreed not to permit any exhibitions at all official Rotary events that are not in brand compliance;

We encourage all Rotary Clubs in District 7070 to become compliant too, as soon as possible........

How to improve your photography: telling Rotary’s story in pictures

Our Rotary service projects demonstrate how Rotarians take action to solve problems in our own communities. These type of projects translate well into visual storytelling content. Are your club photographs consistent with the Rotary brand? Do you strive to make authentic images that represent the values and personality of Rotary? Are you creating appealing images that tell a bigger story – one that reflects the projects and people who make the world a better place? Sue Miller , of our District 7070 Public Image Committee has found this article from Rotary Voices that sure will help your tell your Rotary story with pictures. Here is the link:

How To Enhance Your Club’s Public Image

The Rotary Brand Center has all of the tools you need! The Brand Center includes online, print, outdoor, and radio ads you can download to promote Rotary. The Brand Center is also home to all the materials you need to tell your People of Action story. People of Action is Rotary’s latest public image campaign......

Tag Rotary District 7070 in ALL appropriate social media posts

Calling all District 7070 Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs! Increase your club’s visibility. Tag us in all 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

Some Resources to help your club shape Rotary's Public Image

Rotary’s public image is shaped by the actions of YOU,  each member in your Rotary Club, as well as by your involvement in the community, your presence on the web and social media, and the publications Rotary produces. Is your club working actively to shape that image? Here is an opportunity to see some resources you can use and how you can teach your members how to do this in a way that promotes community awareness of Rotary’s work around the world.....

Use The People of Action Campaign to Tell Rotary's Story
The People of Action campaign helps you bring Rotary’s story to life by showing Rotary members as the people of action we are. Telling our People of Action stories in a meaningful, coordinated way builds the public’s understanding of who we are and what we 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?”


Here is Your Opportunity to Connect Your Club With Other Rotary Clubs in Our District

Rotary Connects The World. That's the Theme for 2019-20. One connection is between Rotary Clubs in our own District . Do you have events or fundraisers that you want other clubs to know about? Perhaps a project with which you need their assistance. Find out how you can Connect Your Club with District 7070 Rotary Clubs ........

Trenton Rotary Club is Lebanon Strong !! 

Trenton Rotary – Doing Good in a World of Disaster

In response to Rotary Internationals request to support Lebanon, the Rotary Club of Trenton,  coordinated through champion member,  Carl Eggiman, supplied  #LebanonStrong with250 boxes of medical, dental and surgical equipment.  It was an exciting day!  Half a sea container was filled. 15 wheelchairs were donated and #LebanonStrong also received 12 doctor exam tables and 3 dental chairs.  Carl’s ambitious efforts, important connections and creative delivery methods give hope and help where it’s needed. Read more to see some of the photos.....

Trenton Rotary Club - Ambulances Abroad

Trenton Rotary – Ambulances abroad

In partnership with the Rotary Club of Punta Cana Bavaro, the Rotary Club of Trenton supplied Ambulances to clinics and hospitals in the Dominican Republic.  It starts here, and helps there.  The ambulance shown here will be delivered shortly. Read more to see the photos of the ambulances in the Dominican Republic....



Why Should I Use MyRotary?

How many of you, in District 7070 have logged into MyRotary on the Rotary International website?

Fewer than you think? Why not?

So what would seem to be the problem? I suspect the members that have not used MyRotary either do not know how to use the site, or they don’t care to use the site. In other words, they see no benefit to MyRotary. ..... Read more to find out what Jim Erickson of the Rotary Club of Superstition Mountain has to say.......

Tuesday Talks - Sept 8, 2020 -  “Moving from Diversity to Inclusion” with Dr. "Bowtie" Jenkins - Zoom Recording NOW Avaialble

Our Spet 8, 2020 "Tuesday Talks" is NOW available on a Zoom Recording.  The Rotary International Presidential theme is “Rotary Opens Opportunities” and we are charged to grow Rotary and ensure it is an invitation to endless opportunities. The best way to grow Rotary is to inspire and motivate existing members and to look for potential members who are missing. Over 100 Rotarians and guest took part in this memorable session. 

Thank you to Heather Drakes, Chair, and her entire District 7070 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee for making this  "Tuesday Talks" on Sept 8, 2020, entitled, “Moving from Diversity to Inclusion” with Dr. "Bowtie" Todd Jenkins a night to remember.. We were all inspired and learned how diversity and inclusion will help us during our Rotary year and beyond with Dr. “Bowtie” Todd “Moving from Diversity to Inclusion” This presentation is not your ordinary diversity talk, so come prepared to learn and have fun.

Here it is:

Please share it with all of your members and friends. .

To find out all about Todd, please Read more.....

Four new Learning Center courses created by Toastmasters International

Expand your communication skills with four new Learning Center courses created by Toastmasters International: Inspirational speech, Interpersonal Communication and Networking, and Deliver a speech.

Get started at the:

Rotary Leadership Institute for 2020-21  -  Get Ready - Coming Very Soon

Due to COVID-19, the April 4, 2020 Rotary Leadership Institute was CANCELLED. Get ready for the fall of 2020. We are very close to announcing the details, here and on the District Facebook Page, for our 2020-21 schedule. In a complex, fast-changing world, excellent Rotary club leadership is essential to the future of Rotary.  One of the best ways to strengthen your Club is to give your members the tools and skills to be better Rotarians.  Rotary Leadership Institute is the solution. We hope to do just that in the  2020-21 Rotary Year. This will be your opportunity to learn more about Rotary and share your ideas with other Rotarians, and it is a great learning experience for newer Rotarians. Here is more of the story........

Stay connected through Rotary’s online Learning Center

ROTARY CONNECTS THE WORLD — that is Rotary President Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme, and despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Rotarians are continuing to connect with one another and the world. Rotary’s new Action Plan calls on us to increase our ability to adapt — and members are coming up with innovative ways to serve their communities and create opportunities for fellowship. Many clubs are meeting online for the first time, reimagining fundraisers and other events, and reinventing planned service projects. Rotary’s online Learning Center has resources that can help you stay connected to the organization and to one another. Instead of meeting one week, for instance, everyone in your club might choose a topic to learn more about and then report back to the other members......

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

Rotary International Zones 28 & 32 (formerly Zones 24 & 32) is a community of Rotarians, spanning two languages, four countries and seven time zones: Bermuda, Canada, France and the United States. It is you and me. The Zone Website is filled with news from around the Rotary world, and even in our own backyard. Please take a look at the Zone website and you will find monthly Beyond Borders Newsletters,  letters from our Rotary leaders, dates and sites of our Rotary Zone Conferences which you can attend, Rotary events in our own backyard, Resources on membership, The Rotary Foundation and Public Image, and a section called Great Ideas To Share (Best Practices you can use and share with your members), membership webinars , and up to the minute news and download files. Enjoy.

New Version of Club Visioning Adjusts to the New Normal

Dear fellow Rotarians in District 7070, 

Over the last ten or so years, many District 7070 Clubs have used Club Visioning to review their operations and future plans.  Some Clubs have held Club Visioning sessions on a regular basis.  We are using a format that we share with more than 100 districts around the world.  However, for the last few years the activity has dropped, both in D7070 and other districts.

A couple of months ago, this downward trend resulted in Past District Governor Steve Wilcox, who once designed the program, to ask a few facilitators to be part of a committee reviewing and up-dating the program.  As I assisted him to introduce Club Visioning in Sweden and Scandinavia, he invited me to be part of the committee....

The Rotary Citation for 2020-21

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

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

What's Larry's Email Address?

 It was a rainy day when I got the call. 

 He needed to know, right away,

 "What's his email" he did say. 

  Holding my cell I wanted to yell, please, please, give me the spell,

 The magic we found, by bringing it down

 Gave way to new sight: email addresses, events, phone numbers....ah.....the light!

With rushing to cheer, the awakening is here! 

Downloading the Clubrunner app, all with a fingertip,  it was a snap,

Your club members detail will be very clear, your district executives have no fear.

You'll find what you wish,  there'll be no need to fish.  It's smart on your cell, just do it....time will tell. Read more.....

More Helpful Links, Resources & References

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

Upcoming Events
District 7070 Foundation Walk
Oct 01, 2020 – Dec 01, 2020 12:00 AM
Tuesday Talks Oct 13 - Developing Leaders in D7070
Oct 13, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Foundation Walk
Oct 18, 2020
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2020
Nov 01, 2020
Presidents Meetings November
Nov 02, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
AG Meeting November
Nov 02, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Conference Committee
Nov 03, 2020
'Tuesday Talks' November-Leadership Development
Nov 10, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District 7070 AGM
Nov 17, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Conference Committee
Dec 01, 2020
Presidents Meetings December
Dec 07, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
AG Meeting December
Dec 07, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
'Tuesday Talks' December -Foundation
Dec 08, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Governor Application Deadline
Dec 18, 2020
Deadline for Club Presidential Selection
Dec 19, 2020
District Leadership Team-December
Dec 21, 2020 6:00 PM
Presidents Meetings January
Jan 04, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
AG Meeting January
Jan 04, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Conference Committee
Jan 05, 2021
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