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






District Governor Iosif Ciosa's June 2023 Newsletter

In his June 2023 Newsletter, District Governor Iosif Ciosa talks about fellowship in Rotary and Rotary Fellowships in particular. He thanked Rotarians for being at the Charter Night of the Toronto Tibetan Rotary Club and encourages us to come to the June 23 Awards & District GivernorChangeover Night at the Whitby Marina ......

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones' June 2023 Message

In President Jennifer Jones'  June 2023 Message, she thanks all of us for the moments they have shared and for our efforst to Imagine Rotary. She says that we looked past what we are today and reached for what we could be tomorrow. "We imagine a Rotary that will continue to tell our stories in impactful ways, work to reduce our carbon footprint, and focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts that lift every voice in our organization and beyond" ....... "we look forward to continuing these efforts as we Create Hope in the World. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve with each of you." .........

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Ian Riseley's June 2023 Newsletter

In the Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation (and Rotary International Past President)  Ian Riseley's June 2023 Newsletter, Ian looks back on the accomplishments if the Rotary Foundation this year - the $2.6 billion pledge towards polio eradication, and he urges all clubs to keep raising awareness and funds; the repsonse to the earthquake in Syria and Turkey; the doantion for the creation of another Rotary Peace Centre;the clubs involvement in the grants program; and our giving to the Rotary Foundation. But we cannot rest. He adds, "Changing the world is indeed in no one else’s hands but our own, and helping those in need is what defines and will continue to define Rotary and its Foundation in the years ahead. I wish incoming Trustee Chair Barry Rassin, the Trustees, and our staff continued success in making a difference through The Rotary Foundation".........

The June 2023 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 

To embrace current technology and to be a resource to all members of Zone’s 28/32 the current newsletter is being transitioned to an interactive blog style format that will be managed and moderated by the Zone leadership team. Look for the "In The Zone" June 2023 video from Drew Kessler, our Rotary International Director, available on June 1, 2023 in the June 2023 District 7070 Newsletter version that will be published on our District website or on the Rotary Zone 28 and 32 website . ...... OR see it right here .... Please Read more...



June is Rotary Fellowships Month

What Is your Rotary Club doing to focus on Rotary Fellowships in the month of June 2023, or anytime of the year for that matter?   Rotary Fellowships are groups of Rotary members, spouses, and Rotaractors who: Share a common interest in recreational activities, sports, hobbies, or professions,  Further their vocational development with others in the same profession or field and enhance their Rotary experience by exploring new opportunities and making connections around the world. To find out how you can join or start a Rotary Fellowship, watch this video and Please read more.....

Past District Governor Mary Lou Harrison Featured in June 2023's Rotary Magazine

Congratulations to the "Profile" of Past District 7070 Governor Mary Lou Harrison and her family, in the June 2023 edition of Rotary Magazine. She talks about her father Don, and her daughter Rachel and Mary Lou being a longtime champion of women in Rotary and  working to ensure that the Rotary family is as diverse and inclusive as possible, inclding District 7070’s first and now annual appearance in Toronto’s Pride Parade.

Be sure to read all about Mary Lou in June's Rotary Magazine.  

You Are Invited to March with Rotary on June 25 - Rotary Is In The Toronto Pride Parade  - Register Here

Members of the Rotary family (and their friends and family!) are invited to march in a spirit of celebration and inclusion in the Pride Toronto Parade on Sunday, June 25, 2023! We have secured a marching permit for up to 100 people and would love for you to join us with your friends and family! Those who are not members of Rotary Clubs in District 7070 can register as guests. Please register here so that we can send updates re our parade placement and other essential info......

Toronto Tibetan Rotary Club Charter Night - May 12, 2023 - Outstanding Event 

Congratulations to Charter President Deki Shukla and all of the members of the newly chartered Toronto Tibetan Rotary Club. 

The Charter Night , held on May 12, 2023, at the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Center, in Etobicoke was an outstanding success
Many District 7070 members form about 25 clubs were in attendance to not only sample some Tibetan dishes but also enjoy the entertainment they have arranged. Take a look at the new photo album on the District website. Thanks to Assistant Governor Korshed for many of the photos . 
 There is can still support the new Toronto Tibetan Rotary Club.....

Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium (RYLS)  - May 11 - 14, 2023 - An Outstanding Success

The 2023 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium (RYLS) took place, May 11-14, 2022 at the Ganaraska Forest Centre!  The 3-night experience , geared toward youth between the ages of 17-23 offerred an inspiring program including: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Reconciliation and Land Based Education, Hands-on Activities, Group Dynamics, Public Speaking, Outdoor Survival and GPS Geocache adventures along with campfires, friendship and tons of fun and learning!!!    Please Read more.....  

Membership and Marketing Apprenticeship Program - Next Session on June 22 - Open to Everyone - You Can Still Register TODAY

17 Rotarians attended the first session , conducted by Prince Kumar , our District 7070 Strategic Planning Chair, of the Marketing & Membership Apprenticeship Program.  Attendees will super charge their Club’s Public Image & Membership with hands on tools and strategies.  President Elects, Membership and Marketing Committee Members - as Rotary or Rotaract Club members are part of the inaugural program where they will get tools to help them with increasing their membership, awareness and online fundraising?  They are learning tried practices that have been game changers in Rotary.  This three part series - 90 minutes sessions each from 6:30 pm to 8 pm, give the attendees a chance to setup and learn tools and techniques that simply work. 

Part 1 – Introduction & setup the tools for your Club – Thursday Mar 23
Part 2 – Test the tools - Thursday April 13
Part 3 – Accelerate your Marketing - Thursday June 22 (Open to everyone.... just register)
What they are learning: How to attract more members, a redefined new member process, how to do social media posts effectively, how to save as a non-profit or charitable Rotary or Rotaract club.  Apply the newly learnt skills and watch the magic unfold in 2023-2024!
They will practice: Social Media strategies;; Create a Join Us button & form; Create & be ready to post on your social media live with Canva and more;  Did you know you can use Artificial Intelligence to help?
Skills needed: Basic computer and social media skills are helpful . Stay tuned..... perhaps we can get Prince to conduct another Marketing & Membership Apprenticeship Program in the fall of 2023. 


Rotary International Convention 2023 - Melbourne Australia

Over 13,000 Rotarians attended the convention from May 28-31, 2023.

Speeches and reports

Take a look at some of the photos in the photo ablum on the District Website.  Thank you to many who took some great photos. Thank you Sonya Chouljian for many of the District 7070 contingent at the convention.... 

Rotary Zone 28-32 - Life On land - Anchorage Alaska - Aug 31 to Sept 3, 2023

Rotary Zone 28 & 32 Finally, our Alaska "Life on Land" symposium has been postponed until August 31-September 3, 2023, at the Anchorage Sheraton and Spa, with 3 days pre and post-event opportunities.

The weather will be warmer, still plenty of daylight but also darkness for any northern lights. We will have great speakers on the Arctic and Environmental Sustainability, dinner in a home hosted by Rotarians, a special tour to see glaciers and wildlife, and the ability to match with a company for a one-way cruise from or to Alaska (some September deals are great!) or travel further north to meet up with local Rotarians in Fairbanks or Utqiagvik.

There's plenty of time to get ready, so grab your friends and start planning!  Details coming soon on the Zone website,

District 7070 Conference - Oct 20 to 23, 2023 - Register TODAY


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In Memory of our Rotarians - June  2023

It is always with great sadness when we loose members of our District 7070 Rotary family. Everyone in District 7070 wants to expresses their deepest sympathies to our extended Rotary family. Please send your notices to Newsletter Editor Dave Andrews at .....





District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's June 2023 Newsletter

In his June 2023 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to set and meet 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, the PolioPlus Fund, the Disaster Response Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. .......

Have you Joined the Rotary District 7070 Paul Harris Society ?  Here's How You Can Join

Dear fellow Rotarians in District 7070,

Rotarians in District 7070 have been committed to The Annual Programs Fund of the Rotary Foundation. You should be proud of the difference that Rotary have made in the lives of millions of people throughout the world by the project funded by The Rotary Foundation.

I want to thank you for your past efforts and ask that you recommit to helping us raise funds for The Annual Programs Fund of the Rotary Foundation.

We are inviting you to join our efforts to continue for The Annual Programs Fund of the Rotary Foundation.  To become a member of the District 7070 Paul Harris Society you are asked to commit to making an annual donation of $1000 USD or more to The Annual Programs Fund of the Rotary Foundation.

We hope that with your commitment in joining the District 7070 Paul Harris Society, we will make a significant difference in our world.

To sign up go to


Bob Wallace

Past District Governor

Chair, District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee

Internship for Jothi Udya Shan - Our Rotary Peace Scholar

Some exciting news...Jothi (our Rotary Peace Scholar) has been selected for an internship in Singapore through the University of Queensland Ventures Program. The internship will take place in June/July 2023 during the Australian winter break. The internship will be at a tech startup and she will have more details on the exact placement in the coming weeks. While the internship is unpaid, all the costs associated with my participation will be covered by a UQ scholarship! 

Her pitch was on bridging the worlds of peacebuilding and technology.  To her knowledge, she is the only student selected from her department for this program. The opportunity came through her extracurricular involvement in the University of Queensland's Venture and Entrepreneurship program. She already has her first certificate from University of Queensland!  None of this would be possible without the early supportfrom Lynda Ryder, our District Peace Scholar Chair and Rotarian Ian Lancaster ( Rotary Foundation Canada's Health Areas of Focus, Major Gifts Initiative Committee) and their investment in Jothi's vision. She thanks Rotary and is going to see Ian when she is at the Rotary International Convention in Melbourne. 

Rotary International President-Elect Gordon McInally's Royal Edinburgh Million Dollar Weekend - In Scotland

Rotary International President-elect Gordon McInally invites you to join him in Scotland in August 2023 for the Royal Edinburgh – Rotary Foundation Million Dollar Weekend. Donors who make an outright gift to The Rotary Foundation of US$100,000 or more, or a bequest commitment of US$250,000 or more, will have the opportunity to register to attend – at no cost to Rotary – a specially curated experience hosted by Gordon and Heather McInally in their home country of Scotland.

For details and to download a flyer visit:’s-“royal-edinburgh-trf-million-dollar-weekend-in-scotland”?fbclid=IwAR17P3yyVGQ7ekXhF-1m5a55gUP5-uBjqsWVQ_dHtX8AaGOUT6mw7D-M-6M

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

𝑷𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝑮𝒊𝒇𝒕𝒔 𝑫𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑱𝒆𝒏𝒏𝒊𝒇𝒆𝒓 𝑱𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒔’ 𝑷𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒀𝒆𝒂𝒓

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

Raise For Rotary - Here is How You Can Create Your Personal Rotary Foundation Fundraiser 

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



See the Weekly Updates on Polio Eradication from Rotary & GPEI - Global Polio Eradication Initiative

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

Have you Joined the Rotary District 7070 Polio Plus Society ?  Here's How You Can Join

Dear Fellow Rotarians in District 7070,

Rotarians in District 7070 have been committed over the past nearly 40 years to raising funds to immunize children worldwide and our efforts are paying off.  You should be proud of the difference that Rotary has made in the lives of millions of children by eliminating this dreadful disease.

I want to thank you for your past efforts and ask that you recommit to helping us raise funds to finish Rotary’s number one initiative of eradicating polio.  Rotary is still committed to raising $50 million a year for this effort.

As such, we are launching the District 7070 Polio Plus Society and are inviting you to join our efforts to continue to raise funds to eradicate polio.  To become a member of the District 7070 Polio Plus Society you are asked to commit to making an annual donation of $100 USD or more to The Rotary Foundation’s Polio Plus Fund until the last two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan, are certified free of the wild polio virus. 

For more information and to sign up go to


Bob Wallace

Past District Governor

Chair - District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee

Rotary's Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-26 - "Delivering On A Promise" to overcome the remaining challenges to ending polio

In 2020, the GPEI  launched a revision of the strategy for polio eradication. Partners and stakeholders collectively identified remaining obstacles to polio eradication, in order to inform a revised and strengthened plan. They then developed optimal approaches to reaching the goal, adapted to the global health context and based on lessons learned.

The strengthened plan aims to achieve and sustain a polio-free world through a focus on implementation and accountability.  Emphasis will be on cutting outbreak response times; increasing vaccine demand; transforming campaign effectiveness; working systematically through integration; increasing access in inaccessible areas; transitioning towards government ownership; and improving decision-making and accountability.

Many of the new tactics and strengthened approaches outlined in this plan are already operational, and the plan will officially replace the current Polio Endgame Strategy in January 2022.......



Have YOU Added the "JOIN US" OR "INTERESTED IN JOINING US?" Button on to your Club Website ? A Call To Action to Prospective Members - Please do it TODAY - It Really Works

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

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

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

How do YOU Connect With Prospective Members?  - Do You Have A Plan?

Early in the new year,  Rotary International sees a big increase in inquiries about joining Rotary. District and club leaders, remember to follow up with these prospective members to ensure that they have a positive experience. You can gain a better understanding of how to turn leads into members by taking the Online Membership Leads course. Use the Refer a new member form if you know someone who might be interested in joining. The updated form allows all Rotary members to refer a prospective member to their own club or to a different club.

Attracting New Members, Keeping Them Engaged, Finding Ways to Contribute to You Community - What is Your Plan to Tackle These Challenges?

Many clubs face challenges related to three things: attracting new members, keeping members engaged, and finding meaningful ways to contribute to their communities. Use the Club Planning Assistant to get tailored advice for addressing your club’s challenges. Club leaders, you’ll receive an instant response with links to the resources we recommend to help you address your club’s most pressing challenges. You can then build these suggested strategies into your club’s membership plan.

Look A These Resources to Increase Your Club's Value

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



Help For YOUR Next Service Project?  From Rotary International

Rotary International's five-part webinar series, designed to support you as you cultivate effective and sustainable projects, is now available on demand. Watch any of the five sessions for tools and strategies to help you plan, implement, and evaluate your projects.

Add Your Projects to Rotary Showcase - Get Your Project Noticed (Worldwide) - They Automatically Become Part of our District Project Board

Richard Mewhinney met with PDG Ron Dick, PDG Bob Wallace, and Prince Kumar to initiate a trial of a project board utilizing the Rotary Showcase as a platform. We need the help of every club in District 7070 to add projects to the Rotary Showcase. They will not only appear on the Project Database for the entre Rotary world to see (and perhaps help you with your project) but also act as part of our Rotary District 7070 Project Board. Log into MyRotary , go to the online tools and click Rotary Showcase. Rotary members and program participants are improving lives in communities around the world every day through thousands of service projects. Explore the good work that we’re doing locally and globally, and share these projects through social media.


Shelterbox Canada News 

Please welcome  Ally Buck, the new Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada (taking over Meg’s role). She has been getting settled into her new position over the last few weeks and is looking forward to getting to know the Rotary Clubs and Rotarians that support ShelterBox. She is originally from Pictou County, Nova Scotia where she attended the Nova Scotia Community College’s Social Services/Community Development program. In 2018 she relocated to Kingston, Ontario to attend Queen’s University where she graduated with her BA in Global Development Studies last June.

In her June 2023 Newsletter, Ally provides an update on how Rotararact  and Shelterbox are working in Turkiye. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Ukraine Surgical Table Installed

Dear Rotary Friends: Greetings from Rotary Club of Whitby

Congratulations! On behalf of Rotary club of Whitby, I am pleased to inform you that the Surgical Table in Mechnikov hospital in Dnipro, Ukraine has been installed, see the attachments. This equipment will make a difference to the civilians and those fighting in the battle in the Ukraine as Dnipro is the largest city close to the action in eastern Ukraine. In the end the resourcefulness and persistence of Rotarians prevailed, after many bumps in the process along the way. Thank you so much all for your support on this worthy project.


Shahsi Bedi

Editor's Note: Many Rotary Clubs in District 7070 assisted. Please read more for the rest of the story....

Rotarians in India and Pakistan Promote Peace at Sacred Site

The massive Kartarpur Sahib complex in Pakistan near the border of India is a holy site for Sikhs in both countries. In March, leaders in Rotary District 3080 in India organized a large meetup there with counterparts in Pakistan District 3272, creating twin club connections in advance. The day of the event, more than 200 Rotarians from both countries shook hands, exchanged club banners, and forged new foundations for peace between the two countries. Read more in Amrit Pal Singh’s blog post for Rotary Voices.

News from Honouring Indigenous People

Here is the latest Honouring Indigenous People Rotary News and Events, projects, blogs, photos, films, and resources. There are many major initiatives and resources available to you and your Rotary club. Your Club can help.  Our District 7070 Action Committee's Areas of Focus Coordinator is Bill Empey from the Rotary Club of Toronto   If you have a good news story, please send it to Bill. Here are some highlights .........

WASH-RAG Webinar Series - WASH In Healthcare Facilities - # 4 July 11, 2023 - Register TODAY 

WASH-RAG presents a four-part series to equip WASH-RAG Ambassadors and interested Rotarians with tools to develop and implement WASH in Healthcare Facility (HCF) programs: Webinar #4:  JULY 11, 2023 Sharing Lessons Learned/Case Studies/Resources . To register for # 4 and to get recordings of the first 3 webinars in this series, , see:

Please contact for information and details. REGISTER TODAY:

News from the WASHRAG (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) Rotary Action Group

You are invited to view all of the back issues of the WASHRAG  / WASH Rag Newsletters at  .  Visit us at: .View our videos at: WASH Rotary Action Group YouTube Channel .Follow us on Facebook at: WASH Rotary Action Group . Please Read More.......
Download the Newly Updated Areas of Focus Guide - Learn How to Create Innovative Projects

Rotary is dedicated to causes that build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world. Our areas of focus address some of the world’s most critical and widespread humanitarian needs.

Download the updated areas of focus guide and learn about the many opportunities to carry out innovative projects that will make an impact.


Interact Through The Years

Since 1962, generations of young people have discovered the power of Service Above Self through Interact, all while having fun along the way. The first Interact Club was certified on November 5, 1962 at Melbourne High School, in Florida, USA. A year later, Interact numbered 177 clubs in 24 countries. Today, there are approximately 14,900 clubs in 145 countries. The current generation of Interactors channel their enthusiasm and ideas into projects with remarkable impact. As Rotary celebrates Youth Service Month in May, read about the past, present, and future of this dynamic leadership and service program for teens.

Fourth Generation In The Rotary Family

Taylor Randall has been a participant in Interact, Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotex (Rotary Youth Exchange alumni) and the National Youth Science Forum, founded by Rotarians in Australia. She is the fourth generation of her family to be involved in Rotary, as her great grandfather was the charter president of the Rotary Club of Nerang, Queensland, Australia. In celebration of Rotary Youth Service Month, Randall, a member of Rotary’s Youth Advisory Council, shares how youth programs have shaped her life.

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

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

Attention Rotaract Club Presidents - Are YOU Now Reporting Your  Rotaract club officers to Rotary International?

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


Licensed Imagery - Be Careful

In the past three years, District 7070 has received letters from a company representing a major wire service pointing out specific  images ( i.e. photos or videos) that have been copyrighted by the wire service.One photo was from the Rotary International Instagram account and the other was from Shekterbox Canda's Newsletter. The company, in question, ask us to prove that we have or had a license to republish the photo. If not we may pay a service fee to them or we can resolve the issue with the wire service directly (likely in court) . This is just a small sample of 2 incidents from one of many companies doing the same thing.  As a precaution, we encourage your club to use only images (photos and videos) that are in the Rotary Brand Center or that you create yourself.  

Speakers' Corner - Ready To Go - All We Need is Your Input

Looking For A Place to Find Speakers?   Got a good Speaker you have recently heard?  Well, you've come to the right place!

We want this to be a great resource for speakers for your club. The speakers listed have been all recommended by other clubs in our District.The list will be updated often so you may want to "bookmark" this page! Speakers are listed by category as shown on the District 7070 website "Speakers Corner" page under the Our Work Tab.  

Questions or comments? Good idea? Worthwhile? 

Just follow the instructions on the Speakers Corner Page and then contact Rotary District 7070 Public Image Chair Dave Andrews at with the speakers (and their info) that you wish to add to Speaker's Corner for all of the clubs to enjoy.

Note: The Speakers Corner Page is only accessible by Rotarians and Rotaractors with a clubrunner ID and password and not available to the general public . (to respect the privacy to the speakers who have volunteered to speak to other Clubs) 

Rotary Brand News  - Here are Ideas Your Club Can Use to Strengthen Rotary's Brand

Here are a few ideas from Rotary International for strengthen Rotary's brand...

Making Rotary's public image a priority:

As a Rotary public image advocate, you help others understand who we are and how we make a difference. Publicizing your club’s efforts and sharing the impact you make helps attract members, volunteers, and donors. Thank you for making public image a priority and strengthening Rotary's brand.

Brand News is a newsletter about public image and branding sent quarterly to Rotary leaders. If you know someone who would like to receive it, please have them write to


Club Website Refresh Program for 2023-24 - Get Your Club Noticed - Prospective Members are Checking You Out - SIGN UP TODAY 

To Rotarians in District 7070:

It's TIME TO GET YOUR CLUB NOTICED. Prospective members are checking YOU out - What will they see? Don't be left behind.  REGISTER TODAY. To assist the Rotary Clubs of District 7070 GET NOTICED, at the request of District Governor John Burns, the District Public Relations Committee is continuing the Rotary Club ClubRunner Website Refresh Program and Promotional Half Back Discount, NOW available for your club in 2023-24. Half of our District 7070 Rotary clubs have completed the refresh program. These  club websites are getting noticed by the public and by potential members. When a prospective member looks to join a club, they look at YOUR club website. GET YOUR CLUB WEBSITE REFRESHED - REGISTER TODAY.  Please Read more.......

Try the New Course on Promoting Rotary On Social Media - NOW AVAILABLE In The Rotary Learning Centre

About The Course:   Social media offers a powerful way to promote Rotary and your club to people who are already involved, as well as to partner organizations, possible donors, and prospective members. Learn the basics of using various social media platforms and how to create posts that will connect with people.

Other courses you can take: Building Rotary's Public Image; The Rotary brand; Promoting Your Club as People of Action; Our Logo: Representing Rotary; Public Relations and Your Club

Past Rotary International President Jennifer Jones and RI Board of Directors - Urges YOU to Update You Rotary Club Logo

Nearly a decade ago, while I was the chair of the Strengthen Rotary’s Brand Committee, we conducted in-depth research to better understand how the public viewed Rotary, our members, and our work. What we learned was that we needed to reposition the Rotary brand by focusing on clear, consistent messages and a unified visual identity. Based on the committee’s recommendation, the Board of Directors approved new brand guidelines, which included how clubs should use the Rotary logo.......

Does Your Club Have a Web Presence ? Can YOU Answer These Questions ?

Check out the link and truthfully answer the questions on your club's web presence.

The put together a plan to increase your club's web presence.

Check You Club's Public Image Checklist - How many Have You Accomplished? 

Rotary’s public image is shaped by the actions of every member, from how we conduct ourselves in meetings to how we represent Rotary at events and respond to needs in our communities. The club public image committee’s role is to create and implement a plan to tell Rotary’s local story, promote the club’s activities in the area, and raise awareness of Rotary’s work around the world. This list will help you assess how well your committee is shaping Rotary’s image.

Check the Club Public Image Checklist. See how many checks you have accomplished , and start working on the rest of the checks.   Here is the checklist. 

Heads Up on Altering the Rotary Logo - Some Do's and Dont's 

I have  noticed that some Rotary Clubs in our District are altering the Rotary logo for use in the marketing and promotion of their various events and projects.

This sends the wrong signal to the public. Many do not know who we are now and with different “looks” to our logo just makes it worse. Please use the Rotary Voice and Visual Guidelines  ( see : ) and USE ONLY THE ONE ROTARY LOGO in your marking and public relations initiatives. That would include your website , all social media sites and any signs you may have created.  We continue to strive for One clear consistent look and message in all that we do, to ensure that everyone knows our “Rotary” message.....

A New "Getting Started" Video Walks You Through The Updated Rotary Brand Center 

Short instructional videos make learning new skills or navigating websites easier. That’s why we’ve created “Getting Started,” which walks you through the recently updated Brand Center home page. The video will also show you how to save assets to your computer, share items, access the tools you need to create professional communications, and more. You’ll find the “Getting Started” video on the Brand Center home page. Watch it today!

Tag Rotary District 7070 in ALL of Your Club's appropriate social media posts - And Share Rotary's posts on your Club's Social Media

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

Follow all Rotary International social media accounts and be sure to turn on notifications. This way, you won’t miss a post. And follow all Rotary District 7070 Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts and share them on your social media pages.  There is more....

Want to Boost  Your Club's Positive Public Image?  - We Are here to Help YOU - The Rotary Public Image Committee Is Here to Help

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

Attention Rotarians and Rotaractors: Come Join Our Public Image Committee - Help our Rotary & Rotaract Clubs Boost Their Public Image

District 7070 Public Image Committee is calling for both Rotaractors and Rotarians in the District to join the District Public Image Committee.  Our scope is to boost Rotary's Public Image and to assist Rotary Clubs in D7070 to do the same.

We are looking for Rotaractors and Rotarians who have experience in the field of Public Relations, Social Media platforms, and news writing. We want you to use those attributes to assist clubs and our Committee . Are you that Rotarian?  Are you that Rotaractor? If you are interested, please contact Dave Andrews at and we can set up a time to chat about your interests.

Be sure to see the Public Image menu tab on our District Website and check out our District Facebook Page , Twitter account and Instagram account and this Dsitrict Newsletter too, for some idea of what we do. 




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

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

Happy 80th Anniversary - Rotary Club of Picton

All of your friends in Rotary District 7070 say HAPPY 80th  ANNIVERSARY to the Rotary Club of Picton

Scarborough Rotary Clubs Partner with Scarborough Health Network - Two Big Events For YOU - First is ZOO DAY on June 11

The Rotary Clubs in Scarborough have embarked on an amazing journey by partnering with the Scarborough Health Network (SHN) for not just one, but two remarkable events. Get ready to mark your calendars because on June 11, we have a Zoo Day Event that promises to be an absolute blast. And that's not all! We have another exciting event lined up called the Sip and Shop Event, scheduled for November 23

This partnership between our Scarborough Rotary Clubs and the Scarborough Health Network is truly a testament to the extraordinary work we do for our community. By joining forces, we are showcasing the incredible impact Rotary has in serving and uplifting our community. It's a partnership that will inspire others and demonstrate the power of collaboration. I eagerly anticipate seeing each and every one of you on June 11 at the Zoo, where we'll create unforgettable memories together.  Please read more......

Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. Softball Tournament - Fast Approcahing - July 29, 2023 - Sign Up TODAY - Proceeds to Global Medic's Work in Ukraine

Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. is hosting its first annual Rotary Softball Tournament fundraiser to raise funds for Global Medic's work in Ukraine and local projects on Saturday, July 29, in Whitby.  Rotarians, their family, and friends are encouraged to participate in this day of fun, fellowship, and exercise all to raise funds and awareness for a great cause!  It's an inclusive experience where rules are geared for participation and fun - no previous playing experience needed!  Teams and individual registrations are both welcome!

Please email Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. at or call/text at 905 626 8742 to make inquiries!


Mark Blackmore


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

call/text 905 626 8742

"Try...  Learn...  Grow...  Repeat."


Will YOU Get Your Club's Rotary Citation In  2022-23 ?  - Here's How - ONE MONTH LEFT - Don't Delay

The Rotary Citation awards recognize the hard work clubs do throughout the year. Taking action toward achieving the citation goals helps clubs engage their members, stay relevant in their communities, and run more efficiently. A welcoming and engaging club also reflects the values of Rotary. When clubs achieve citation goals, they contribute to the overall health and culture of Rotary for generations to come. Your Rotary, Rotaract, or Interact club can earn a Rotary Citation for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and your club. Goals include increasing club membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in your community. 

Here's how.......

Does Your Club Have a Plan Beyond Tomorrow? -  Here's How - It's A New Club Visioning Model - Creating A Plan For The Future

As we are returning step by step to a more normal life, after COVID, it is now time to also look at the plans for the future for YOUR CLUB.  Club Visioning offers a process to develop an Action Plan for the Club.  Each member of the Club is invited to participate, and the session can be either on-line or in person.  Interested?  Please, contact Lars Henriksson at to find out more about the Club Visioning program.

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

Strategic planning consists more or less of these three steps. 

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

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

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

Please Read more ........

Do YOU Have Questions for the District 7070 Technology Team ? - All You Have to do is ASK

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

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

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

Our Refreshed Rotary District 7070 Website - A Great Source of Materials, Stories and Photos to Share on Your Club Website

We now have a new and refreshed District 7070 Website. Be sure to take a look at the change over the next short period of time. Be sure to register for your club's website refresh too.  In the meantime, check out the resources and articles available to you today.  Use them on your club website, and as posts in your social media accounts.

Have you checked out our District 7070 Website lately?

Have you checked out the up-to-the-minute scrolling stories that you can share with your members and post on to your club website and social media pages? Have you checked out the new concise menu tabs? Have you seen all of the links at the bottom of the page?  There's more good news here... Please Read more.....

 Rotary Zone 28 & 32 Website -  Another Great Source  of Rotary News, Events & Connections  - Use Them on Your Website and in Your Club Social Media

Rotary International Zones 28 & 32 (formerly Zones 24 & 32) is a community of Rotarians, spanning two languages, four countries and seven time zones: Bermuda, Canada, France and the United States. It is you and me.

The Zone Website is filled with news from around the Rotary world, and even in our own backyard. Please take a look at the Zone website and you will find monthly Beyond Borders Newsletters,  letters from our Rotary leaders, dates and sites of our Rotary Zone Conferences which you can attend, Rotary events in our own backyard, Resources on membership, The Rotary Foundation and Public Image, and a section called Great Ideas To Share (Best Practices you can use and share with your members), membership webinars , and up to the minute news and download files. Enjoy.

Are YOU Using the Clubrunner  App To 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.....

Upcoming Events
Dg visit to Belleville
Jul 20, 2023
DG visit to Cobourg
Jul 21, 2023
Membership Committee
Jul 24, 2023 8:00 AM
DLT Meeting
Jul 24, 2023 6:00 PM
DG visit to Danforth
Jul 30, 2023
AG Meeting
Aug 14, 2023 6:00 PM
DG visit to Scarborough
Aug 15, 2023
DLT Meeting
Aug 21, 2023 6:00 PM
President's Meeting
Sep 11, 2023 6:00 PM
DLT Meeting
Sep 18, 2023 6:00 PM
Learning to Lead,
Sep 28, 2023 – Oct 01, 2023
District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk 2023
8251 McCowan Road
Oct 15, 2023 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
AG Meeting
Oct 16, 2023 6:00 PM
World Polio Day 2023 LIVE from Durham Region
Durham College
Oct 19, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Polio Flag Raising Toronto
Oct 20, 2023
District Conference 2023 - BUILDING A BETTER TOMORROW
Oct 20, 2023 5:00 PM –
Oct 22, 2023 12:01 PM
District Conference 2023
Courtyard by Marriott
Oct 20, 2023 7:00 PM –
Oct 22, 2023 2:00 PM
DLT Meeting
Oct 23, 2023 6:00 PM
Public Image and Technology Workshop
Oshawa Golf & Curling Club
Nov 04, 2023
8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
President's Meeting
Nov 06, 2023 6:00 PM
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