Our District 7070 newsletter is meant to keep everyone in our Rotary family up to date on latest news from around the Rotary world, from the clubs in our District, from the various committees in District 7070 and beyond. We send it out to all active Rotarians and post it on to our District Facebook page. We ask that you share this letter and keep our entire Rotary family and friends informed. Make sure they all get a copy. The deadline for your story submissions is always 4 days prior to the end of the month. Check out our District 7070 Facebook Page, Twitter, Instagram accounts and our District 7070 website for the latest news about Rotary here in southern Ontario and around the world. 








District Governor Ron Dick's March 2022 Newsletter

In his March 2022 Newsletter, District Governor Ron Dick reminds us that Rotary's theme for March 2022 is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Month and highlights many of the activities and projects championed by Rotarian right here in District 7070. Ron has also announced the speakers and the activities for the May 13-15 District 7070 Conference and urges everyone to register as soon as possible. ........

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's March 2022 Newsletter

Shekhar Mehta's March 2022 Newsletter, our Rotary International President, encourages us to keep growing our membership, to draw on our expertise in disease prevention and treatment to help people worldwide cope with the continuing challenges of COVID-19, to register for the International Convention in Houston, and to to think of innovative ways to empower girls when designing their grant projects. He says, "With opportunity we create hope, and with hope we address the root causes of conflict around the world, setting the stage for sustainable peace." He asks us to look hopefully to a future that uses this opportunity to Serve to Change Lives. ........

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

The  March 2022 message to Rotarians, from John Germ, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, urges us to get clean water flowing. He says that the United Nations estimates that 2 billion people — about 1 in 4 people on the planet — lack safely managed drinking water. Just under half of the world’s population lives without access to safely managed toilets and sanitation systems, and nearly a third lacks basic hand washing stations with soap and clean water. He says Rotary is doing something about this. Since 2014, Rotary clubs have carried out more than 2,100 global grants related to WASH by using $154 million in Foundation funding, impacting countless people. He announced that the theme of World Water Day, 22 March, is Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible. He asks us to look out for our neighbors around the world whose wells are running dry or who lack toilets or soap. Rotary has the resources, partnerships, and passion to improve WASH services for millions in need worldwide.........

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

In her March 2022 Newsletter, Rotary International Vice-President and Director and Valarie Wafer talk about just some of her activities in February: a hybrid Rotary International Board meeting, a hybrid Rotary Foundation 2023 Gala fundraiser and concluded with an hybrid multi-district PETS (Presidents Elect Training Session) and the conflict in the Ukraine. She adds that March also marks the end of the second year of the pandemic. She adds, "We have lost many Rotarians during this pandemic and suffered immeasurable losses. This is a time in history we will never forget, yet the future of our clubs, our districts and the brand we love is stronger as a result of weathering the storm as a family."  Please Read more.......



Rotary International Statement on the Ukraine Conflict

It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world.

At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there. Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading tragic consequences across Europe and the world.

As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, we have made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We join the international community in calling for an immediate cease fire, withdrawal of Russian forces, and a restoration of diplomatic efforts to resolve this conflict through dialogue.

In the past decade, Rotary clubs in Ukraine, Russia and nearby countries have transcended national differences and have actively engaged in peace-building projects to promote goodwill and to marshal assistance for the victims of war and violence. Today, our thoughts are with our fellow Rotary members and others in Ukraine coping with these tragic events. Rotary International will do everything in its power to bring aid, support and peace to the region.

Donate to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal

We have been asked where Rotary can help. From Rotary International Vice President Valarie Wafer, here is one way:

Global Affairs Canada will match individual donations up to $10 million

The Canadian Red Cross wishes to thank Global Affairs Canada following an announcement that it will match donations to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal.  The Government of Canada will match every donation made by individual Canadians to the Canadian Red Cross between February 24, 2022, and March 18, 2022, up to a maximum of $10 million (CAD). Donations will support those impacted by ongoing conflict in Ukraine.                Please Read more......

It's Official - Virginia O'Reilly Named District 7070 Governor for the 2024-2025 Rotary Year

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

I am delighted to inform you that Virginia O'Reilly, Rotary Club of Toronto East, has been selected as the Rotary International District 7070 District Governor for 2024-2025. I am confident that Virginia will do an outstanding job. Please join me in congratulating Virginia.

DG Ron

Let's Meet Virginia ........Please Read More ......

Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones Cross Canada Tour - Join Us in Toronto on July 5 for our Multi-District Celebrations


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

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

March 2022 is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Month

What Is your Rotary Club doing to focus on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in March 2022?  Clean water and sanitation is a human right. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives. We don’t just build wells and walk away. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education projects. When children learn about disease transmission and practice good hygiene, they miss less school. And they can take those lessons home to their families, expanding our impact.

Read more, right here, for more details....

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

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

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in the Spring of 2022! - Part Two - On Mar 9, 16 and 23 - Part Three - Apr  13, 20 & 27 - You Can REGISTER TODAY for Parts  II and III
In 2021, we are staying with our Rotary Leadership Institute programming in the virtual format as a result of the pandemic. Although we all appreciate that videoconference will never replace the personal connection that we get from meeting face-to-face, we still had a very successful program with overwhelming response and enthusiasm from Rotarians across the District. Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service will benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. This Rotary year, we will be maintaining our virtual format on the Zoom platform. You can NOW go to the District 7070 Events Calendar NOW and register for Parts I, II and III . You can still Register  right here for Part Two.  Register  right here for Part Three . Here are some important new details for 2021-22 .....
Register TODAY for the APR 7, 2022 - New Members Zoom Get-Together

Are you a new Rotary or Rotaract member in the last two years?

Are you an older member who would like to learn even more about Rotary?


On Thursday April 7, 2022 from 7 to 8 pm the Rotary District 7070 Membership Committee is hosting a fourth New Member Zoom get-together. There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often there is not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it. So join us as we share more Rotary basics and not-so-basics. Bring any questions you might have!  The session will be of particular interest to members who have joined Rotary in the past two years.

For more information and to register go to

Please Read more.....

Promote the power of vaccines for World Immunization Week - April 24 - 30, 2022

With their decades of experience working to eradicate polio, Rotary members can play a key role in publicizing the power of vaccines. World Immunization Week,  April 24 - 30, 2022, gives Rotary and Rotaract clubs an opportunity to raise awareness of the part that vaccines play in saving lives — as well as of the critical need to continue supporting global polio vaccination for children and COVID-19 vaccines for all. Because Rotary members and our partners have worked hard to counter vaccine hesitancy and reach all children with the polio vaccine, the world has seen a 99.9% reduction in polio cases since 1988. Our fight against polio is proof that vaccines work. Download the World Immunization Week Toolkit right here.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

To Rotarians in District 7070:

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


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


District 7070 Softball Tournament - Are you Interested? Please Let us Know TODAY

The Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. is hosting an inaugural Rotary softball fundraiser tournament and needs your participation!   We're looking for teams and/or individuals to play in a fun, one-day Saturday tournament in Whitby this June (11th or the 18th)!   

  • guaranteed four, up to six games

  • all (or no!) skill levels encouraged to play!

  • three-pitch (i.e. pitch to your own team)

  • prizes, raffles, and all proceeds to benefit Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. charitable account!

Please email Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. Secretary Mark Blackmore at or call/text at 905 626 8742 by March 15 to make inquiries or express your interest!


Mark Blackmore


Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S.

call/text 905 626 8742

"Try...  Learn...  Grow...  Repeat."


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


MAY 13 - MAY 15, 2022

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

Register today         Show this video at a club meeting:

Please Read more........

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

To the Rotary family here in District  7070,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



In Memory of our Rotarians - March 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 .....




Second Annual Zone Fundraising Gala: “Celebrating Our Foundation!” - Feb 23, 2022 - Another Big Success

THANK YOU to all participants and donors of the 2022 Gala for the Rotary Foundation last night on Rotary's 117th birthday on February 23, 2022! More than 650 attended, and $250,000 USD raised! With the Gates Foundation match for Polio funding that is $300,000 USD impact on the world!!! Excellent presentations by our Rotary Leaders: Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones, Vice President Valarie Wafer, incoming Rotary International Director Drew Kessler, Rotary Foundation Trustee Dean Rohrs, Rotary Foundation Chair(and Past RI President)  John Germ, and emcee (for past RI Director) Jeffrey Cadourette. Some of you were not able to see some or all of the event so below is a link for the video. Note this is a copyright protected property, so PLEASE do not share this link. It is only for your private viewing, and the password will expire 1 week from Feb 24, 2022. Gala Video Link:   Password: Zone28and32. Please Read more.....


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

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

The Rotary Foundation District and Global Grant Qualification Modules & Quizzes On District Website for Rotary and Rotaract Clubs - BE SURE TO QUALIFY FOR 2022-23

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

Clubs must be qualified

Only qualified Rotary and Rotaract Clubs can apply for grants from the Rotary Foundation.  Qualification is administered by the Districts and is valid for one Rotary year.  D7070 is using an online qualification process, with three modules posted on the District’s website, www.rotary7070.0rg   A quiz is connected to each module. ....... (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

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

Read the latest polio snapshot from Pakistan to see information on cases, surveillance and vaccination campaigns.
Wild Polio Case Detected in Malawi

As an imported case from Pakistan, this detection of type 1 wild poliovirus in Malawi does not affect the WHO African region’s wild polio-free certification status.
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has confirmed a case of type 1 wild poliovirus (WPV1) in a child suffering from paralysis in Malawi. Analysis has shown the virus is genetically linked to WPV1 that had circulated in Pakistan’s Sindh province.......

Progress in Pakistan Shows The Polio Eradication Remains Possible

Pakistan, one of the last two countries where polio is still endemic, has gone a full year without one report of a child being paralyzed by the wild poliovirus. This shows that a polio-free world is within reach. We recognize the commitment of Rotary members in Pakistan and around the world who have made this progress possible, and we continue to focus on the hard work we still need to do to deliver a polio-free future to all children everywhere........

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.


Here is the video of the "Grow Rotary Workshop" - PART 2 - on January 22, 2022 

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

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

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

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

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



President Shekhar's Challenge To You - Has Your Club Planned A  Rotary Day of Service?

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

Shelterbox Canada News for March 2022

In her March 2022 Newsletter, Meg SchmeiderCommunity Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, tells us that at 1:00 pm EST, on March 22, International Water Day,  ShelterBox Canada is hosting an expert led panel discussion for Rotarians on why our water filters are a vital piece of aid, and how they have evolved to better serve disaster impacted communities. Please register. Here's more of her newsletter.....


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

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

Title:   Supporting the Environment: Are we committed to our own success?    To see the video, Please Read more.....

Tuesday Talks - Feb 8, 2022 - WASH - A Foundation for Successful Sustainable Progress - Recording NOW Available on D7070 You Tube 

Richard Mewhinney, Chair of Rotary District 7070's Areas of Focus Action Committee and Rotary District 7070 Past District Governor Ron Denham (Chair Emeritus of WASH RAG - Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Rotary Action Group) hosted our February 2022 Tuesday Talks as we joined our keynote speakers, John Oldfield, the former Managing Principal with Global Water 2020 and Ryan Rowe of HANWASH (Haiti Clean Water., Sanitation &Hygiene Strategy) .

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

For those who missed it, the recording is NOW available on our District 7070 You Tube Channel here.  To see the video, please Read more .......


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.......
2022 People of WASH Photo Contest

The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Rotary Action Group (WASH RAG) is creating a digital library of photographs and videos. It is available to all Rotarians to promote WASH projects on social media, websites, flyers, and other promotional materials. We want pictures and videos that capture Rotarians working on water, sanitation and/or hygiene projects. For example, we are looking for people building washrooms, constructing dams, and children washing their hands. While important, we do not want ribbon cuttings or check presentations....... 


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 .........




Start Using the New "Easier-to-use" Brand Center templates

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

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

  • Select Rotary images to use — or upload your own

  • Easily crop photos and images

  • Quickly add text and headlines

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

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

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

The Power of the Rotary Logo - A Compelling Story

Charles Pretto, incoming governor of District 5340 in California, is getting asked about Rotary everywhere he goes, from his dental hygienist to grocery store clerks. He credits the lapel pin he started wearing that features the modern Rotary logo. Pretto explains how the logo, which has the word Rotary big next to the wheel, makes our organization more identifiable. Read Pretto's post in Rotary Voices. ........

A Rotary Public Image Tip - Use Media Releases to Cover Your Club Events?

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

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

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

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



A Rotary Public Image Tip -  Use RSS Feeds in your Rotary  Social Media Accounts

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

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

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

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

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

Any posts about are done through this method.

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


Rob MacArthur

Rotary District 7070 Public Image Committee

Want help With Your Club's Public Image ? Just Ask The Rotary Public Image Committee

In the Summer of 2020, we asked Rob MacArthur, our District 7070 Public Image Public Investigator to carry out an investigation on all 55 Rotary clubs with respect to their club's Public Image.  Rob looked at their basic web site setup as well as social media channels and the way they were being used. A spreadsheet of the results was made available for our District Leadership Team and Assistant Governors to look at in the Fall of 2020. The Pie Chart included shows a graphical representation of the results.  Where do you "think" your club fits in this chart? What is the Image that the public have, about your club? ASK ROB

If you would like to know where your club is and/or get some help in removing those issues, or, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rotary District 7070's very own PI PI(Public Image Public Investigator) Rob MacArthur at info@robmac.orgREMEMBER: Another investigation will be take place very soon. Be sure to register and have your club website refreshed. Has your club improved your Public Image?

A Rotary Public Image Tip - Use the Resources on the District 7070 YouTube Channel - Subscribe Today - No Charge

Have you seen all of the videos on our District 7070 YouTube channel ? Subscribe TODAY. Use the videos. Put them on to your club website and social media accounts. It will help your club tell the story of Rotary and show how your club members are People of Action in your community and around the world! People’s perception of Rotary comes from their experiences with our clubs and programs, along with the stories we tell and the videos & images we share.

Compelling, consistent brand communications — together with a great experience — can help us engage and attract more members, donors, and partners. Use our District 7070 YouTube channel to share videos that reflect Rotary’s initiatives and projects both locally and globally. These videos can be posted to your social media pages and shared at your meetings.

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. There's more.....


Rotary Public Image Tips To Boost Your Club's Online Presence - Try These Tips - And We Can Help Too

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.....

A Rotary Public Image Tip - 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.

Want to Help Rotary Clubs Boost Their Public Image?  - Come Join Us

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  And Connect Your Club With Other Rotary Clubs in Our District

Do you have events or fundraisers that you want other clubs to know about?  Perhaps a project with which you need their assistance?  Here are just three ways you can get your event, your message , a story about your club, or your "ask for help" out to your neighbouring Rotary Clubs:........



Our New Club Visioning Model - A Tool to Plan Beyond Tomorrow

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

Strategic planning consists more or less of these three steps. 

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

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

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

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

See What's New in Rotary's Learning Center

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

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


Email with questions. 

Kind regards, 
Rotary's Learning and Development Team

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

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 Club's Source for Rotary News, Events & Connections 

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.

Get Your Club Zooming into Hybrid - Here's How - from the Tuesday Talk Special Tech Edition -  Watch It on the District 7070 You Tube ChannelWatch on the District 7070 You Tube Channel

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


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

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

Here's how.......

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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Mar 16, 2022
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District Leadership Team Meeting #9
Mar 21, 2022
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RLI - Part 2 - Session 3
Mar 23, 2022
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PETs 5 Virtual
Mar 23, 2022
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Grow Your Rotary - Part 3
Mar 26, 2022
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Assistant Governors Meeting #9
Mar 28, 2022
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Presidents-Elect Training Seminar (PETS)
Apr 02, 2022
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Durham Presidents Meeting
Apr 04, 2022
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Membership - New Members - Session 3
Apr 07, 2022
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Tuesday Talks - Human Trafficking
ZOOM Meeting
Apr 12, 2022
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RLI - Part 3 - Spring
Apr 13, 2022
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District Leadership Team Meeting #10
Apr 18, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
RLI - Part 3 - Session 2
Apr 20, 2022
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Assistant Governors Meeting #10
Apr 25, 2022
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RLI - Part 3 - Session 3
Apr 27, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
President Meeting - #6
May 02, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Tuesday Talks - Honouring Indigenous Peoples
May 10, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
D7070 District Conference
May 13, 2022 – May 15, 2022
District 7070 Conference - Be a Driver for Change
May 13, 2022 6:00 PM –
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District Leadership Team Meeting #11
May 16, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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