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WELCOME TO THE OCTOBER ROTARY DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER

 

 

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

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NEWSLETTERS

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District Governor's October 2018 Newsletter 

Taking Action to Create Change

“This is a changing world: we must be prepared to change with it.

The story of Rotary will have to be written again and again.”  Paul Harris, 1935

“Taking Action” to create change is the second objective of Rotary’s new vision statement. Often, taking action is about hands-on service projects like cooking at a food bank or reading with children in an after-school program. Sometimes, it’s about providing access to clean water so that children don’t die before the age of five or eradicating a devastating disease, like polio, from the world.

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District Governor-Elect's October 2018 Newsletter

District Governor 2019-20 Beth Selby has some new and exciting news, updates, and offers to show you for the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany June 1-5, 2019.......

 
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Attention: Club Presidents for 2019-20 - More News for You and your Clubs
Attention: 2019-2020 Club Presidents:
More news from Beth Selby, District Governor 2019-20.......
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Rotary International President's October 2018 Newsletter

Here is Barry Rassin's October 2018 Newsletter, and it is all about ending polio and getting you and your club ready for World Polio Day on October 24......

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Rotary Foundation Chair's October 2018 Newsletter

Here is the October 2018 Newsletter of Ron Burton, Chair of the Trustees of the Rotary Foundation 2018-19, talks about Peace, Peace Cantres, and the new Rotary Peace Centers Major Gifts Initiative .......

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NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND

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Past District Governor Valarie Wafer selected as Zone 28/32 Director

My Fellow Rotarians in District 7070,

I am delighted to share with you that Valarie Wafer, Governor of District 7070 for 2013/14, was the selection of the Nominating Committee for Zone 28 Director. If there are no challenges before December 1, 2018, Valarie will become the Director Nominee from Zones 28/32 on that date and will serve as Rotary International Director from July 2020 to June 2022.......

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Tornado Recovery in the Ottawa Gatineau area - You Can Help

Here is a letter to Rotarians in District 7070 from Martha Weaver, our District Governor to the East on D7040. See how you can help.......

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And Here They Are.....

Near from Far...

What do Campbellford and Argentina have in common?  Lucia!  Pictured with thumbs up here among the ten 2018/2019 Inbound Youth Exchange Students.  These students have come from far and will be near and dear to District 7070 for the next 11 months.  Reach out, say Hi, get to know just why Youth Exchange can make the change and inspire a world of peace. 
 
Thinking of becoming a host Youth Exchange Club?  Email us (Jason Pole/Deb Murray) at rye.d7070@gmail.com 
 
Click here for more details.  (Like what clubs are participating now - it may surprise you) 
 
Come from away....be part of Youth Exchange today.  
Welcome to Reconnect Week - Oct 1 - 7, 2018

ATTENTION ROTARY ALUMNI! IT'S TIME TO CELEBRATE.  RECONNECT WITH ROTARY: 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. See how you can reconnect......

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A Rotary Farewell 

Our deepest condolences go out the the families of Maria Cannarella, Past President of the east York Rotary Club and Rosemary Phillips, mother of Immediate Past District Governor Neil Phillips.........

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Enter the 2019 Rotarian photo contest

Do you have a great shot from a club project or fundraiser? Did you capture a memorable moment at the convention or during an international trip? Enter your images in The Rotarian's 2019 photo contest and you might see them in the pages of the magazine. You may enter up to three photos taken since 1 January 2018.  The contest closes 15 December 2018, so submit your great photos now. Winners will appear in the June 2019 issue of The Rotarian. 

Rotary Day at the UN 2018
 

Join Rotary leaders, members, and guests in Kenya, as we recognise our longstanding special relationship with the United Nations and young leaders who are changing our world. ROTARY – UN DAY 2018   on November 10, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. This year's Theme: Youth Innovation: Crafting Solutions to emerging challenges.  Learn More. 

District 7070 Conference - Rotary Reunion - Register TODAY

We welcome you to join District Governor, Mary Lou Harrison, at the 2018 Rotary District 7070 Conference Let’s reunite! It will be a one-day event on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Plus a party on October 26 at the Legion in Wellington. Rotary Reunion – family picnic type affair – focus on the six area’s of focus – fun – casual – reuniting after the Rotary International convention! $99 CAD/ticket at the Wellington and District Community Centre. Please register TODAY.

Accolades for Rotary's Work

This year, Rotary has been recognized for its organizational excellence by a variety of professional associations. Take a look.......

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ROTARY FOUNDATION NEWS

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District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair's October 2018 Newsletter

In his October 2018 letter to Rotarians, Past District Governor Michael Bell, 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 asks what is your club doing to support World Polio Day. There is more news in PDG Michael's letter........

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2018 Rotary Foundation Walk Highlights

On Sunday, September 30, 2018, over 260 Rotarians from District 7070 and their families walked the 2 and 5 km walks at the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg and toured the famed gallery, at the 2018 Rotary District 7070 Foundation Walk, hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Alliston, Aurora, Kleinburg, Nobleton & Schomberg, Markham Sunrise, Markham Unionville, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, and Woodbridge, and raised over $100,000 for the Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund.........

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The Latest 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 in 2018. See the country-specific section and more details, right here at http://polioeradication.org/polio-today/polio-now/this-week/

What Is Your Club Doing on World Polio Day 2018?

Create a buzz for your World Polio Day event :  It's time to start making plans for World Polio Day, October 24, 2018 – Rotary’s best opportunity during 2018 to shine the spotlight on our top goal of eradicating polio. Not sure where to start? Read these tips...... 

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Double Your Gift's Impact

Over 15,000 companies match gifts to The Rotary Foundation — does yoursTo learn about your employer’s workplace giving program and increase funding for Rotary projects in your district and around the world, visit rotary.org/matchinggifts.

Indian real estate investor donates $14.7 million

Indian real estate investor Ravishankar Dakoju, and his wife, Paola, recently donated US$14.7 million to The Rotary Foundation. Ravishankar, president of the Rotary Club of Bangalore Orchards, Karnataka, India, announced the gift during the installation of District 3190 leaders on July 1. It is one of the largest gifts in the Foundation’s history. Learn more.

MEMBERSHIP NEWS

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New Rotary Membership Workshop - Register TODAY

What do you think our net membership was in D7070 last year?  It is time for a change. October 13 could be the most important Rotary day in your Rotary life. Virginia O'Reilly and her Membership Committee have new materials and new challenges for our clubs that we need to get inspired and be 'the change". Have you registered yet? Here are the details.

Increases in Membership and Retention/Engagement takes a lot of work

We all have different approaches to our club membership. Here is a letter from Bob Wallace, our Rotary Coordinator for  Zone 24 East to tell us about 2 clubs and how they handled potential members. He says that increases in membership and retention/engagement do not just happen. It takes a lot of work to attract and engage Rotarians.  To find out what happened, please Read More.......

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What is the state of your club's membership?

The State of Rotary Membership is a recently updated PowerPoint that provides a look at our global membership trends over the past five to 10 years and specific ideas for making membership a top priority in your club. Use this presentation to have an honest discussion with your members about how your club compares with Rotary as whole. Learn more.......

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Resources to help your Club with Membership 

Give your members a meaningful Rotary experience by offering them opportunities to make a positive difference and connect with others. They’ll make valuable friendships and feel good about Rotary and the work we’re doing to make the world a better place. Has your club found ideas to help your club take a fresh approach with these resources?  Log into myrotary and find out right here, how your club can be a strong club. .......

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Are you attracting young professionals to your Rotary Club?

What does your club have to offer younger members? Michael Walstrom, president of the Rotary Club of Downtown Boca Raton, Florida, highlights five values that young professionals are looking for and how your club can provide them. Read Walstrom's post on Rotary Voices......

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Learn how to manage your member leads

Brian King, Rotary's Director of Membership Development sent a letter to your Rotary Club President. Member Leads is important for all Rotary Club members to know what it is and how it works. Here is the letter with many links to help you learn more.....

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SERVICE PROJECTS

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October is Economic and Community Development Month

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

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

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RADAR$139 - Has YOUR CLUB Donated This Year?

Each new Rotary year, every club in District 7070 is asked to contribute a minimum of $139 to support an HIV/AIDS-related project chosen by the members of RADAR – Rotary Action for the Development of AIDS Responses – our District 7070 AIDS committee. Has your Club donated $139 or more, this Rotary year? Here's why, and here's how.........

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Water and Sanitation Rotary Action Group - News for October 2018
 

Watch for all of the back issues of the WASRAG Newsletters at  http://www.wasrag.org/news 

For more Water and Sanitation News for October, please Read More.......

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Shelterbox Canada - News for October 2018

 

In her October 2018 Newsletter, Tess Widdifield, the Rotary and Community Fundraising Manager for Shelterbox Canada and a member of The Rotary Club of Toronto Twilight, talks about Shelterbox responding to current disasters and current Shelterbox operations world wide. Here's more of her newsletter....

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Honoring Indigenous People - News for October 2018

Here is the latest Honoring Indigenous People Rotary News and Events, projects, blogs, photos, films, resources, and a letter from Chair, Rotarian Chris Snyder. Here are the major initiatives and resources available to you and your Rotary club. From our vantage point, there are many good things happening.  If you have a good news story, please send it to us. Be sure to go to the HIP Website for the complete Newsletters. Here are some highlights from their brand new September 2018 HIP Circle newsletter.....

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Literacy NEWS - for October 2018

The school library refurbishment project at the Holy Saviour Anglican School in Curepe, Trinidad, a project of the Rotary Club of St. Augustine, Trinidad, wants your help with more books, ideally to Courtney Doldron, our District 7070 Literacy Chair by Thanksgiving weekend.  Read more for the details..........

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Highway of Heroes Campaign - A Work of Living Art

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video must leave us speechless. Alas, all of us know that is not always the case. However, in the case of the 4 minute Highway of Heroes Living Tribute video that IS the case. Otherwise, I ask, why is it that I choke up every time I look at it?..........

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NEWS FROM ROTARACT CLUBS

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Rotaract News Update for YOU

Here is a letter from District Governor Nominee, Mark Chipman, encouraging Rotary Clubs and Rotaract Clubs to send stories about their Rotaract Club, activities for everyone to read, right here to the District Newsletter every month. Who knows, someday, YOU and your Rotary Club just may take that next step and sponsor a Rotaract Club or encourage a young adult to join a Rotaract Club right here in District 7070.......

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New Rotaract Handbook

We're excited to share the updated (May 2018)  Rotaract Handbook! Download now for everything you need to organize, certify, and manage your Rotaract Club. This is a great resource: how to start a Rotaract Club, find members, and very useful for Rotary Club sponsors and advisors. How to build a Rotaract Club, engage and retain members, finding sustainable projects, how to promote your club, and so much more.  

How to Start (or Revive) a Rotaract Club

Membership in the Rotaract Club of Jacksonville’s Beaches, Florida, USA, had declined from a high of more than 100 members shortly after its charter to just over 10 members in 2014. That’s when their sponsor, the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach, assigned an adviser to attend all of the Rotaract club’s board meetings. Please read more and see how they turned it around.....

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Nominate your Rotaract club for an award

Every year, Rotaract clubs around the world change lives by developing sustainable and innovative solutions to community challenges. Nominate your Rotaract club’s best local or international service project for a 2018-19 Rotaract Outstanding Project Award! 

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PUBLIC IMAGE

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ARE YOU TRANSFORMED? Here's a chance to Win Cash for your Service Project

Boost your Club's Public Image and WIN CASH OR YOUR SERVICE PROJECT!!! We want you to make sure you and your Rotary Club have all of the details on the “We Transformed” District Public Image Contest and have lots of chances to win one of three $500 cash prizes, which is to go towards the local or community service project of your choice. It is an opportunity to increase our positive Rotary Public Image in your Club and throughout our District 7070 with a Rotary Public Image contest called “WE TRANSFORMED”. Take a look........

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Rotary's Biggest Annual Public Image Event - You can be part of it 

The Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee promotes Rotary International with its entry of a Float in the fabulous Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Rose Parade held on January 1. With a television audience of over 44,000,000+ viewers throughout the world and a live audience of over 700,000 the Rose Parade is a media gold mine and with the Float WE ARE THERE!  Read more to see how YOU can participate.......

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Rotary's PEOPLE OF ACTION Campaign

Is your Rotary Club using the new "People of Action" material? Carrie Jones, the Public Image Chair, Rotary Zone 24 East outlines the new People of Action Public Image Campaign.

Here are the important details of the campaign...

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How to Host a Rotary Day

In an effort to increase membership and highlight Rotary’s inspiring work, RI President Barry Rassin is urging clubs and districts to organize fun, informal community events called Rotary Days. Any club, big or small, can host a Rotary Day. Neighboring clubs can pool their resources and co-host an event, and entire districts can come together for a large-scale Rotary Day. Read more.....

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Social Media and Rotary

In our efforts to get the Rotary story out to in the world, social media is key. Even though many of our older Rotarians aren’t on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram, our younger Rotarians are. If you’re neglecting social media, you’re missing a huge demographic when it comes to spreading the Rotary story.....

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Start at the Beginning - What is Social Media?

WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA? It is the interaction where people exchange information in a virtual community or network.

How is this done? Blogging and social networking. 

YouTube reaches more adults between 18-34 than any one cable network. Twitter’s fastest growing demographic is people between 55-64.

A quarter of all smartphone users between 18-44 don’t remember the last time they didn’t have their smartphone at their side......

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5 steps to telling your People of Action story

The People of Action public image campaign helps you bring the Rotary story to life by showing Rotarians 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. Here are five steps to creating your own People of Action story and an example......

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Rotary's Public Image and YOU

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.....

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Public Image Newsletters

The Public Image Newsletters are here! The newsletters are all about us trying to share our knowledge with you, so please let us know if there's anything you'd like us to feature or focus on. They are located under the Public Image Tab of the District 7070 Website www.rotary7070.org under "Public Image Newsletters". Please contact me or Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator, Brian Thompson, if you have any needs/questions/or if you just would like to talk about Rotary's story............  

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NEWS FROM ROTARY CLUBS

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Earlyact Club in Trenton Helps Eradicate Polio

Congratulations to the Earlyact Club at Murray Centennial School in Trenton, Ontario. They engaged the whole school, raised money and partnered with the Trenton Rotary Club to raise much needed funds for PolioPlus, Rotary's signature program to eradicate Polio from the world. Read more to find out what they did and how they did it........

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A Day of Rotary Friendship in Oshawa - Were you there?

The Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa- Parkwood hosted over 80 Rotarians and guests from 16 Rotary Clubs in Rotary International District 7070 at the second annual “revival” of Rotary Friendship Day in Oshawa,on Saturday, September 8, 2018 in the sunroom at Parkwood, to help celebrate the 101st Anniversary of Parkwood Estate, and listen to keynote speaker Michael McGovern, Chair of the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee. Read more for just some of the highlights..........

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World Polio Day 2018 in Durham Region - You are Invited

The 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region will be celebrating World Polio Day on October 24 in the new Global Classroom in the new Centre for Collaborative Education at Durham College in Oshawa. The event will include the live-stream from Rotary International, and the event from Durham College in Oshawa, which will include remarks by Dr. Bob Scott, immediate past chair of the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee. We will also live-stream this event worldwide throughout the Durham College network and the entire live stream event can be picked up by Rotary Clubs in District 7070 and beyond. YOU can be part of this event. Care to join us? Here's how......

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LEADERSHIP TOOLS FOR YOU !!!
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Rotary Club Central

Are YOU using the new and improved Rotary Club Central?   You will be able to navigate more easily with our modern interface and use this essential planning tool on your mobile phone or tablet. You can also quickly track service activity and see your past and current club data in easy-to-read charts and graphs. Log into myrotary and check out the new Rotary Club Central today. For more details please Read more .....

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The Rotary Citation for 2018-19

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.......

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Rotary Leadership Institute for 2018-19

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. What a successful day we had on February 25 and again on June 9. Lots of fun and great discussions in Parts I, II and III.  This is your opportunity to learn more about Rotary and share your ideas with other Rotarians. And it is a great learning experience for newer Rotarians. Sign up online very soon. Here is how you can participate........

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Clubrunner - If Doug Can Do IT.....

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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Club Visioning and Your Club's Strategic Plan

Rotary Clubs, like any other organizations, need to have a plan for where they are heading. In order to assist Clubs to develop a vision, the District has a team of experienced Rotarians who can facilitate visioning sessions. Since we started the program, five or six years ago, close to 40 Cubs have held sessions. A few Clubs have held two or three sessions, up-dating their vision on a regular basis. Does your club need vision? Find out more right here.......

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Helpful Links, Resources & References

 Have you checked out the Rotary website: www.rotary.org ? 

There are many more links that will help you lead your club.......

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Upcoming Events
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2018
 
World Polio Day 2018 in Durham Region
Durham College
Oct 24, 2018
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
District Conference 2018 - Rotary Reunion
Oct 27, 2018
8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
 
Youth Exchange Committee Meeting
GOTO on-line
Nov 01, 2018 8:00 PM
 
Presidents Meeting
Oshawa Golf Club
Nov 07, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
AG Team Meeting
GOTO on-line
Nov 12, 2018 8:00 AM
 
Youth Exchange - Outbound Selection Deadline
YEAH System (youth exchange admin hub)
Nov 15, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
RLI Scarboro Golf and Country Club
Scarboro Golf and Country Club
Nov 17, 2018
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
 
DAC - district Advisory Council
Scarboro Golf Club
Nov 18, 2018
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
 
Youth Exchange - Seasonal Gathering
Oshawa/Toronto
Dec 01, 2018 11:00 AM –
Dec 02, 2018 2:00 PM
 
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