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 December 2020 Newsletter

Hello District 7070 Rotarians and the whole Rotary family:

December marks the half way point in the Rotary year, and this year also represents the last month in an exhausting 2020. While we have all felt the impacts of COVID, my heartfelt sympathies go out to those who have experienced loss or hardship during this difficult period.

At the same time, I am inspired by the opportunities that have been found amidst the chaos. Clubs have discovered new and innovative fundraising and community activities to stay engaged, relevant and impactful.  Thank you all for making a positive difference in our communities and around the world especially at a time when it is most needed. ....... 


Rotary International President Holger Knaack's December 2020 Newsletter

In Holger Knaack's December 2020 Newsletter, Holger looks back on 2020 as a year of great change and strength for our organization and gives us all reasons to be optimistic about Rotary in the year ahead . Rotary didn't stop, despite the pandemic. We removed obstacles, found new ways to connect, and embraced new approaches to service, such as online projects and virtual fundraising........

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

In his December 2020 message to Rotarians, K.R. Ravi Ravindran, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, (and also Past President of Rotary International), asks us to remember the Rotary Foundation at this time of generosity, during the year-end holidays - a time of giving and sharing, and it is not limited to our loved ones. It is also for the people we have never met and will never see, for those who are not so fortunate as we and could use a helping hand. The miracle of giving that Scrooge discovered on Christmas Eve is exactly what The Rotary Foundation does 365 days a year..........


Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's December 2020 Newsletter

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

Every year we champion disease prevention and treatment during the month of December. This year I could not think of a more apt subject to keep in our thoughts as Christmas beckons along with the promise of vaccinations, a promise to protect mankind against the deadly pandemic of Covid-19. 

Rotarians are no strangers to vaccinations. Globally we are seen as champions of vaccination and inoculation. Rotary along with our close partners, the World Health Organization, the Gates foundation and GAVI the Vaccine Alliance. It goes without saying, without your contribution to the world of disease prevention, tens of thousands of endemic countries would still be dealing with mass death and illness as a result of Polio. In fact, if it weren’t for you and Rotarians around the world the number of endemic countries would certainly be more than two. .........

Director Dialogue - With RI Director Valarie Wafer  - Nov 12 Recording Now Available - Register TODAY for Jan 14, 2021 

I want to personally thank everyone who joined us for the first open meeting, "Director Dialogue," with past Rotary International President Ian Riseley!  Remember to keep the 2nd Thursday of every month (except December 2020) at this same time (7pm ET/4pm PT) free for future meetings. Special guests from throughout the Rotary world will join me each month to cover a wide range of topics of interest to all Rotarians, all provided at no charge as a benefit to you as a member of a club in Zones 28 & 32!  FIRST MEETING was ON NOV 12.

CLICK ON THIS ZOOM LINK to See the Recording. 

For future Director Dialogues, after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  NOTE: registration is limited to 500; a live stream of the event will be provided should we exceed that number. I look forward to you joining me for this special “Director Dialogue” series.

January 14th, 2021 - Elevate Rotaract, what does it mean to Rotary?  My guest will be Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin   He'll talk with us about what "Elevate Rotaract" means in practical terms.  Register now by CLICKING HERE.

Thank you,

Valarie Wafer



SHARE this #Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global movement that encourages charitable giving at the outset of the Christmas and holiday season. Rotary and Rotaract members can take action this Giving Tuesday, December 1, by making a gift to The Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund SHARE, which makes sustainable projects possible both on a local and global level.......

Tuesday Talks - Dec 8 - 7 PM – “Global to Local: Climate Solutions in Action From Around the World” - REGISTER TODAY

The Environment is the theme of our next Tuesday Talk on December 8th, 2020 at 7:00 PM.  As Rotary prepares for implementing a seventh Area of Focus, Environmental Sustainability on July 1, 2021, there will be new opportunities for Rotary Clubs to engage in a wide spectrum of projects to improve the health of the planet through all kinds of actions, big and small.

Nilam Bedi, Chair, and his entire District 7070 Environmental Action Committee invite you an evening of insights into the single most environmental issue of our times – Climate Change. The centrepiece of the evening will be presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Bagley, Director of Drawdown Learn at Project Drawdown, which is one of world’s foremost resources for climate solutions. Dr. Elizabeth Bagley has vast experience in connecting people with the most impactful climate change solutions.

The authoritative overview of Climate Change and examples of actions at the local level from around the globe will provide ideas for activities that may appeal to Rotary Clubs in District 7070. There will also be an opportunity to find out what environmental action clubs are already taking in our District.


Help 'Save a Tree with Rotary' - a Heritage Oak Tree older than Canada! - DONATE TODAY - Before Dec 12


Five Rotary Clubs in District 7070 hosted 65 Rotarians from Rotary, Rotaract and Interact Clubs in District 7070 at an outstanding Zoom meeting on November 26, to save an important part of Ontario's heritage AND contribute to the fight against climate change. The Evening was hosted by CTV's Colin D' Mello with special guests: Mark Cullen, Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson, Carolyn King, Edith George, Sophia Maiolo and Nilam Bedi. District 7070 came together to help save an Oak Tree that is older than Canada!

Zhelevo is a majestic Red Oak located in a residential community near the Humber River in Toronto. It is well over 250 years old and was recognized as a Heritage Tree in 2009 thanks to the incredible efforts of Edith George, its neighbour and friend.

This Red Oak has witnessed history unfolding as a lookout tree overseeing the First Nations’ Carrying-Place Trail. Every year, it captures more than 2.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide and currently stores over 31 tonnes of carbon above ground.

Please Read more for the rest of the story. As of 7:45 pm on November 26, all but $40,000 remained to save the tree. You, your Rotary Club , your friends and business associates can still help make this happen. DONATE HERE  ........

Rotary Wants to Hear from YOU - The Rotary 2020 Member Census

Members of Rotary and Rotaract will soon be receiving an email with a link to the 2020 Rotary Member Census. Please take time to fill out the 15-minute survey by the end of December.

Rotary and the Beirut Explosion - New Beirut Recovery Website - Donations NOW Being Accepted

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.

The Beirut Recovery Website is now up and running. . It contains all of the information in the video and more including an important section on Stewardship, our team members, additional documentary videos about the Karantina Hospital and more. 

Global Grant Now Established: Please Donate TODAY:

A Global Grant application (GG# 2119172) has been 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

Durham College names Global Classroom in honour of 11District 7070 Rotary Clubs

Durham College, in Oshawa, Ontario Canada, is pleased to announce the re-naming of its Global Classroom. Inspired by Rotary’s international efforts to promote peace, fight disease, support education and combat poverty, and in honour of 11 District 7070 Rotary Clubs’ financial support, the space will now be known as the Rotary Global Classroom.

The newly named Rotary Global Classroom is used by faculty to expose students to international perspectives. The only one of its kind at an Ontario college, the facility connects students and thought leaders from around the world in real-time to discuss issues of importance and to collaborate on solutions by sharing knowledge and skills. In addition to hosting The Global Class, a course founded by Durham College professor Lon Appleby dedicated to expanding students’ understanding of world issues, the space is also used for student presentations and competitions, conferences, and collaborations with the community, such as the recent Rotary World Polio Day events, held in the Rotary Global Classroom for the last 3 years on World Polio Day......

District 7070 Assistant Governor Openings for 2021-22 Rotary Year - You Can Still 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 still a few 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, as soon as you can. 

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".

 Rotary Leadership Institute  - On Zoom for 2020-21 - Register Today for the January 2021 Part II and the February 2021 Part III

Exceptional times call for exceptional actions. COVID-19 has forced us to move our regular RLI programming to a virtual format this year. We are excited to bring you the high quality program directly to the comfort of your home. The benefit is we do not have to worry about traffic or snow!

So, what should you consider attending another virtual meeting?

Rotary provides an opportunity for all of us to provide service to our community and around the world. The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) has a mission to strengthen Rotary clubs through quality leadership education. As Rotarians, you are already a leader in your community and in your profession. The purpose of RLI is to give you the skills and competencies to be an effective leader in Rotary.

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.  Now more than ever, the world needs Rotarians to create a more peaceful and equitable world for all.


The format this year will be different; instead of our typical one-day program at a college campus, we will be organizing a series of virtual meetings in the evenings during the work week. You will enjoy the same fast-paced, interactive session as you would in person.

Rotarians to complete all three levels  (Part I, II and III) after 9 weeks.

Each weeknight would consist of a minimum of 2 RLI courses. 

The format is:

6:00 pm - 6:10 pm Welcome & General Introductions

6:10 pm - 6:45 pm RLI Course #1 with Facilitator #1 (35 minutes)

6:45 pm - 7:20 pm RLI Course #2 with Facilitator #2 (35 minutes)

7:20 pm - 7:30 pm Debrief & Close


Part I: Wednesday, November 4, Wednesday, November 11, Wednesday, November 18 (completed) 

Part II: Wednesday, January 13, Wednesday, January 20, Wednesday, January 27 (REGISTER TODAY)

Part II is open to any Rotarian or Rotaractor who has completed Part I 

Part III: Wednesday, February 10, Wednesday, February 17, Wednesday, February 24 (REGISTER TODAY)

Part III is open to any Rotarian or Rotaractor who has completed Part II 

Rotarians completing Parts I, II and III will receive an RLI pin and certificate.

TIME:  6:00 pm to 7:30 pm via Zoom videoconference

FEE:  $50 donation to the Rotary Foundation is being requested for each Rotarian

REGISTER TODAY : Classes will be 15+ in size



For more information, please contact Susan Hunter at

COVID-19: See 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 - Be sure to REGISTER TODAY

Please join us for the Rotary District 7070 Conference in 2021 on 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.....

Don't Miss The 2021 Rotary International Convention

Feel the Energy in Taipei

The 2021 Rotary International Convention will be here soon — and it’s going to be an unforgettable experience. Taking place 12-16 June in Taipei, Taiwan, the convention will offer fantastic entertainment, motivational speakers, inspirational sessions, and uplifting energy. Enjoy all of it with old friends and new ones. We hope you’ll join us in Taipei to Feel the Energy. Don’t forget to invite your friends — download the promotional kit and share our official video about Taipei on your social networks. For more details, please Read more....



In Memory of our Rotarians - December  2020

As this issue goes to press, District 7070 has not received word from our Clubs of lost members of our District 7070 Rotary family this month. 



District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair's December 2020 Newsletter

In his December 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........

"Tuesday Talks" on November 10  - "The Rotary Foundation. Fund Raising in Challenging times and adapting in these times" - Recording NOW Available

Bob Wallace, Chair, and the entire District 7070 Foundation Committee hosted everyone in District 7070 to "Tuesday Talks" on November 10 to "The Rotary Foundation. Fund Raising in Challenging times and adapting in these times" Our keynote speaker was Brenda Cressey, Rotary Foundation Trustee - 2017-2021.


Brenda joined Rotary in 1989 and is currently a proud member of the Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth, Maine. USA in District 7780.  Brenda served as District 5240 (California) as its Governor in 2001-02.  She is retired as the CEO of Office Support Systems, a telecommunications business. Brenda served in several key roles for Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation over the years including serving as the first woman Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair in 2018-19 and will continue her four-year trustee term through 2021. 

Most of Brenda’s assignments have focused on successful Fund Development for The Rotary Foundation, specifically in the areas of Peace and Polio Eradication her passion and mission in Rotary.  However, she shares the importance of supporting the Annual Fund, Endowments and Major Gifts. She has witnessed several successful projects made possible by Rotary Clubs and Districts and enjoys seeing the full engagement of passionate Rotarians successfully implementing projects in each of the six Areas of Focus.  Most recently she is inspired by the amazing projects currently being carried out around the globe addressing community needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Having participated in several Rotary humanitarian projects around the world, she is a proud Rotary Foundation Alumnus. Brenda has seen and experienced, first-hand, how our gifts to the Rotary Foundation greatly impact the lives of others and how these gifts will someday bring peace and understanding around the world.  She and her husband Dick are members of the prestigious Arch Klumph Society, Major Donors, members of the Paul Harris and the new Legacy Societies and have established the Brenda and Richard Cressey Endowment for Peace, supporting Peace Certificate Fellowships. She is the recipient of the RI “Service Above Self Award” and The Rotary Foundation’s “Citation for Meritorious Service,” and the Rotary Foundations highest recognition, The Distinguished Service Award. 


Still Time to Qualify for Rotary Foundation Grants 


The Rotary Foundation requires Clubs that want to apply for District or Global Grant funds to be qualified.  This requirement remains throughout the life of the project.  Thus, a Club that was qualified and applied for a Global Grant last year, must also be qualified this year, or until the final report has been approved by the Rotary Foundation.
In order for a Club to be qualified, at least two of its members must pass the three training quizzes, found under the Rotary Foundation tab on the District’s website,  In addition, the Club must submit a signed MOU to the District.  The MOU can also be found under the same tab on the website. 
Please, note that question 6 in the quiz for Module 2 has been scrapped.  As of July 1, 2020, the Rotary Foundation only matches DDF (100%), not Club cash.  As this alternative is not among the suggested answers, it was decided to cancel that question.  Consequently, 6 correct answers to 8 questions are required to pass the Module 2 Quiz.
Regardless of plans to apply for grants, Rotarians are encouraged to go through the three modules, as it is a great way to learn more about the Rotary Foundation.  After all, November is Rotary Foundation month in the Rotary calendar.

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.....

It's Not Too Late to Still Sign Up and 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. It's not too late to sign up . 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".


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


The Next New Members Zoom Get-Togethers  - Register for February 18, 2021

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

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.

Rotarians from all over District 7070 enjoyed the November 25 Get Together and they are looking forward to the next one from  7-8 pm on Thursday February 18, 2021 .

There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it. So on November 25, please join us as we share more Rotary basics and not so basics. Bring any questions you might have!  The session will be of particular interest to members who have joined Rotary in the past 2 years but anyone who wants to know a little more about Rotary is most welcome. For more information and to register go to

For more details and to see the recording of the August 20 New Members Zoom Get Together, please Read more......

Recording and Slides for Connecting with Prospective Members in Your Community

Were you able to attend the "Connecting with Prospective Members in Your Community" webinar?

Here it is. If you have any questions or comments, please submit them to:

The webinar recording and slide deck are posted here

Please feel free to share this link with other members of your club!

Looking for more information on how to manage membership leads, and build better relationships with prospective members? Here are a few resources we recommend:........



December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

What is your Rotary Club doing to focus your efforts on Disease Prevention and Treatment?  Rotary's top priority is the eradication of polio, but our members take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease. Find out how YOUR Rotary Club can focus on this important Area of Focus....... 

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. 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 President of the Rotary Club of Pickering. He can be reached at .   If you have a good news story, please send it to John. 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 website contains stories about supporters, just like you and your Club, who are making an impact across Canada by taking action to create lasting change! Here are some highlights .........

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. 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 December 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.....




Look Who is featured This Month With Their Favourite Rotary Moment ?


To meet our challenge from our District Governor Mark 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 THIRD "My Favourite Rotary Moment" ? Please Read more....

Outstanding Social Media Tips On the District 7070 Facebook Page, Instagram Accounts

Social media is part of our everyday lives, both personally and professionally. To stay connected with your members and community, you need more than a club website; you need a strong social media presence too. 

Each day throughout this series, Sue Miller of the District 7070 Public Image Committee, posted a series of quick tips to help you build, improve, and strengthen your social media posts and keep them up-to-date. Go to the Facebook Page and Boost Your Club's Public Image.

While you are there, look for the new "Why Rotary" Series of posts that Sue Miller has featured for you and your Rotary Club. Share these posts too in your social media accounts. #whyrotary #rotary7070 ......

More Public Image Tips from our Public Image Public Investigator

While building the Rotary Club of Port Hope Twitter account I noticed that some clubs in the district have multiple Twitter accounts. This can happen very easily as years go by. As people come and go from clubs, sometimes the information is not passed on or is forgotten. The problem is it can confuse and hinder your social media efforts. 

To find out if your club has multiple Twitter accounts, or any multiple social media accounts, do a search on the social media site of your clubs name and the word Rotary. This should produce a list where you can see if you have two accounts. You should delete the account that is not being used anymore. This may be difficult as it may be registered to a member that is not around anymore, but it should be doable. 

If any club is having any trouble deleting accounts and needs help, feel free to contact me.

Also please remember I noticed a few clubs had multiple domain names registered. Although a problem as well, domains do expire so it should correct itself.

The District Facebook Fan Page is now regularly posting tips and help and social media.  Be sure to check them out.

One thing I have noticed is clubs are not posting enough content in my opinion. You should be posting events, news, milestones, and club anniversaries.

One other area I find that is overlooked is sending out press releases to local radio, tv, and print outlets. This is a great resource to help get the word out and raise awareness in your area. The same news, announcements, events, and milestones, that you would send out on social media, should also be sent to these outlets. In doing this, you could get calls for interviews, the release will be reprinted, and media may show up to your meetings from time to time.

Be safe and well...

Rob MacArthur

Rotary Club of Port Hope

District 7070 PI PI


NEW District 7070 YouTube Channel - Subscribe TODAY

District 7070 now has a new YouTube channel that 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. They are broken down into the following playlists:

  • Rotary District 7070

  • District 7070 Taking Action Locally

  • District 7070 Taking Action Globally

  • District 7070 Workshops

  • Tuesday Talks

  • Rotary International

  • Rotaract

  • End Polio

Check out our new Rotary District 7070 YouTube channel! Whether you want to catch up on a Tuesday Talk, see videos of our clubs taking action locally or globally, share an engaging video from Rotary International on your social media or at a club meeting…it’s all there and more. Please send us any appropriate videos from your club events/meetings to be included on our channel (send to Go to and subscribe so you don’t miss a thing.


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

Tips to Enhance Your Club's Online 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.....

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. We share a unique passion for taking action to improve their communities and the world to create lasting change. Telling your People of Action stories in a meaningful, coordinated way builds the public’s understanding of who you are and what you do. It highlights the impact we make in our communities and around the world. Learn how to tell your People of Action story and help answer the question, “What is Rotary?”



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 ........

December 20, 2020 for the Online Rotary Concert for Feed The Need - Tune In - Become A Sponsor - Make A Donation

The Bowmanville Rotary Club is gearing up for its third annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham - the showcase that features great music from across the region. This year, the Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood Clubs are co-presenting, so this is truly becoming a regional event.

This year's concert will feature more than 20 performers from all different genres, all donating their their time and talents to raise funds for Feed the Need in Durham, which distributes food to its 62 members agencies like food banks, shelters, schools, soup kitchens and more

This year, because of Covid, the need has never been greater. And because of Covid, we’ll also be holding the concert on-line -- as a facebook live event, with donations encouraged through a link on-line.......




Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and YOU

Learn more about Rotary’s Diversity Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement, what DEI means, and how you can put it into practice in this 15-minute course in the Learning Center.

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.

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
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 - Environmental Action
Dec 08, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
D7070 Grow Rotary Workshop Rebrief - Dec 9th
Dec 09, 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
'Tuesday Talks' January-Public Image
Jan 12, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Governor Interviews
Jan 13, 2021
District 7070 RLI Part 2 Jan. 13th, 20th,27th 2021
Jan 13, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Assistant Governors Training
Jan 16, 2021
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
District 7070 RLI Part 2 Jan. 13th, 20th, 27th 2021
Jan 20, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
District 7070 Grow Rotary Workshop - Jan 23rd
Jan 23, 2021
9:30 AM – 11:15 AM
District 7070 RLI Part 2 Jan. 13th, 20th, 27th 2021
Jan 27, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Grow Rotary Workshop
Jan 30, 2021
Presidents Meetings February
Feb 01, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
AG Meeting February
Feb 01, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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