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 May 2023 Newsletter

In his May 2023 Newsletter, District Governor Iosif Ciosa talks about May being Youth Service Month and how proud we are in District 7070 as members of Rotary clubs, Rotaract, Interact, Earlyact and those involved in Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium (RYLS) and Rotary Youth Exchange celebrate the opportunities Rotary provides to connect, grow through service, develop leadership skills, mentor or be mentored, and have fun. He also talks about the extraordinary Youth To Youth National Truth and Reconciliation Experience that was held in Winnipeg in April and Iosif thanks everyone who participated in the third annual 2023 Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup in April. He reminds us to register by May1 for the District 7070 Assembly on May 6 and he encourages everyone to register for the Charter Night of our newest club, The Rotary Club of Toronto Tibetan (on May 12)......

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones' May 2023 Message

In President Jennifer Jones'  May 2023 Message, she talks about the comfort and care of our members being the single greatest driver of member satisfaction and retention. She adds that we need to ensure that it remains a priority. Jennifer is so heartened by President-elect Gordon McInally’s wonderful vision to help improve the global mental health system, not only for Rotary members, but for the communities we serve. She says, " our new focus on mental health will take some time to do right, and yet it builds on something that has been part of who we are for 118 years. We are People of Action, and behind that action is care, compassion, empathy, and inclusion."..........


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

In the Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation (and Rotary International Past President)  Ian Riseley's May 2023 Newsletter, Ian says that through the Rotary Foundation, by doing what we can, we do quite a lot of good, serving people around the world in myriad ways, and we are in it for the long haul. He adds, "Not only do we, the volunteers, fund most of our projects, but we often contribute significant volunteer hours in organizing and executing them." He reminds us that through the Rotary Foundation, we solve problems in a sustainable way. Before we lift a shovel to start any Foundation project, we conduct community needs assessments and work closely with members of the community. The Foundation also acts quickly when needed, such as through our disaster response grants, as we did with the recent earthquake in Turkey and Syria.  ......

The May 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" May 2023 video from Drew Kessler, our Rotary International Director, available on May 1,, 2023 in the May 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...



May is Youth Services Month

What Is your Rotary Club doing to focus on Youth Service in May 2023 and every month of the Rotary year? May is Youth Services Month when Rotary Clubs, around the world, and right here in District 7070, focus on youth services: Rotaract, Interact, RYLS (Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium), Youth Exchange and also in our District - Earlyact. Read more and see how YOU can help.....

Toronto Tibetan Rotary Club Charter Night - May 12 

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. Watch for a photo album on the District website coming soon. 
 There is more.....

Highlights of The 2023-24 Club Presidents Trip to Rotary International Headquarters

One of the things Club Presidents of Rotary in District 7070 missed during Covid was the final phase of President Elect training in Chicago at Rotary world headquarters. On April 16 and 17, 2023 they got to go with the 2023-24 Presidents, led by incoming District Governor John Burns. April 16 was travel day and Chicago day, and April 17 was training at Rotary International Headquarters. Great fun and bonding. Than you to John Fortney (Toronto), Liz Compton (Toronto Leaside), Tina Martin (Markham Sunrise) and Amber Derby (Oshawa) for these fantastic photos.

Here is a link to the Photo album that is now on the District 7070 website:

Save The Date May 11 - Rotary Club of Toronto Joins Forces With Homes For Heroes Foundation Lunch 

The Rotary Club of Toronto is holding a big lunch on May 11, 2023. Details will follow soon. 

Here is the big story...The Rotary Club of Toronto has joined forces with the Homes for Heroes Foundation to create a village of tiny homes in the GTA to be occupied by veterans who are experiencing difficulties in adjusting to civilian life and, as a result, are facing homelessness.

The tiny homes are 300 square foot, self-contained living units that are complete with bathroom and kitchen facilities. Occupants benefit from a caring support team that helps them re-establish dignity, and the ability to live independently once again. It is expected that the veteran’s stay in the village will last one to three years and, upon graduation, their place will be taken by another veteran also facing homelessness. The tiny homes are clustered around a central courtyard to foster a sense of community. Residents are both male and female and are expected to pay rent. 

Homes for Heroes Foundation is a Canadian Registered Charity which has already built villages of this sort in Calgary and Edmonton and is in the process of doing the same in Winnipeg and Kingston. Here is their website:  Anyone interested in learning more about his endeavor should contact either June Brown ( or Michael Morgan ( )

Membership and Marketing Apprenticeship Program - 17 Attendees at the First Two Sessions - Next Session on May 18 - 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 May 18
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 - Melbourne Australia - May 27 - 31, 2023 

The Host Organizing Committee is very excited to welcome Rotary members and guests to Melbourne for the 2023 Rotary International Convention.   Known as one of the world’s most livable cities, you will enjoy what we take for granted, a beautiful, vibrant and cosmopolitan city......


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 - May  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 May 2023 Newsletter

In his May 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. .......

Are You a Member of 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

Applying For A District Grant? You Must Be Qualified

May 31, 2023 is the deadline for Clubs to apply for a District Grant for the 2023-24 Rotary year.  The application must be made on the application form found on the District’s website,

One requirement for Clubs that want to apply for a District or Global Grant is that they must be qualified.  The qualification is valid for one year; a rule set by The Rotary Foundation.  The process is quite simple.  To become qualified, Clubs must

  • have at least two of its members take the online training and/or attend a District-run grant seminars such as the one held on November 19, 2022, and

  • submit an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) to the District, signed by the Club President and President-Elect.


Access to the two training modules incl. related quizzes, the MOU form and the District Grant Project Application form can be found by using the following link


For more information and questions, please contact District Foundation Grant Sub-Committee Chair PDG Lars Henriksson,

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.....

Empowering Women and Ending Polio

Female vaccinators are a key part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s strategy to advance equality and empower women. Women make up two-thirds of Pakistan’s polio workforce. Their work is crucial for us to meet our goal of interrupting the transmission of wild poliovirus this year, but the importance of their efforts goes far beyond polio eradication. This photo essay from Rotary magazine’s April issue illustrates the work of female vaccinators and highlights five of the women who are working to end polio in Pakistan. Learn more right here:

Consequential Geographies are the Key To Success in 2023

This is a critical year for the global effort to eradicate polio. According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s current eradication strategy, our goal for 2023 is to fully interrupt all remaining poliovirus transmission globally. So, what is the program’s focus for this year? It is to reach zero-dose children in the most consequential geographies — that is, the areas that have the greatest impact on the global eradication effort. Learn more right here:

Bill Gates Welcomes Incoming Rotary Leadership

This past January, the International Assembly featured a video message from Bill Gates in which he thanked Rotary members for our efforts to eradicate polio and urged us to work harder than ever to get the job done. Collaboration increases our impact, and together, we can eradicate polio. Donations to End Polio Now are matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Watch the video:

Are You a Member of 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 ? 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........

A New membership RESOURCE - Leveraging Local Events to Grow Rotary - A Membership & Marketing Guide

Leveraging Local Events to Grow Rotary: A Membership and Marketing Guide  is now available. It explains each step of creating a strategic plan to turn the increased interest that comes from big Rotary events into membership growth. You’ll find tips for creating a strong leadership team, getting clubs ready for growth, planning promotions, and approaching prospective members. The guide also has links to these new resources:

Three Ingredients for Membership Growth

Brian Goerdt is pretty good at figuring out how things work. A computer consultant, he’s built his business on managing complex projects and streamlining business needs. So when he was 2021-22 president-elect of the Rotary Club of Bettendorf, Iowa, he wanted to analyze what factors helped the club succeed. He calls what he found the "secret sauce" of membership growth. It has, he says, three ingredients:

Invite people to join.

Connect with them.

And engage them in projects that serve the community.

That secret sauce must be making Rotary membership in Bettendorf a tasty proposition.  Read more to find out how.....

How do YOU Connect With Prospective Members?  - Have you Developed 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:......



Cultivating Effective Projects - 5 Rotary International Webinars - Register TODAY - March 23, April 6 & 20, May 4 & 18 

New Webinar Series! Cultivating Effective Projects

Join us for the Cultivating Effective Projects webinar series:  All Rotary members are invited to participate in an exciting five-part webinar series designed to support you as you cultivate effective projects that will create a sustainable impact in your community and around the world. These webinars will offer tools and strategies to help you plan, find resources for, implement, and evaluate your projects, including youth service projects. Dates: March 23; April 6; April 20; May 4; and May 18

Learn more about the specific topics and register now:....... Please Read more...
Add Your Projects to Rotary Showcase - Get Your Project Noticed (Worldwide) - They 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.

Do You Want $8,000 for Your Next WASH Project ?

Need help with your WASH project—here’s how!!

The Rotary club of LaSalle-Centennial wanted to support the RC of Mzuzu (Malawi) to bring water to a rural community, but the cost was more than the club, and its partners could raise. Enter the Canadian Rotarian Water Foundation (CRWF). In discussing the project with Elvira DiGesu-Iarusso, of the LaSalle club, the CRWF team realised that one of the goals was to bring safe water to a village clinic serving 700 households. It qualified for funding under CRWF’s WASH in HCF (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, in Health Care Facilities) program. This program offers up to $Cdn 8000 or 10% of the project value, whichever is the lesser, for any WASH project bringing safe water, sanitation and/or hygiene to a hospital, clinic or nursing station, in which a Canadian Rotary club plays a significant role........

WASH-RAG Webinar Series - WASH In Healthcare Facilities - Starting May 9 - 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 #1: Tuesday May 9th, 9 am CDT - Introduction to WASH in HCFs - Featuring: Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin, Lindsay Denny (UNICEF), Erica Gwynn (WASH Area of Focus Manager, Rotary International), and Past District Governor Nancy Gilbert (Transform International). There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. 


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.......
2023 Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup - April 22, 2023 

Our 3rd Annual Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup Event (GLWC) was another great success as many clubs in District 7070 helped the clean ups on Saturday April 22 (Earth Day).  Thank you to Rotary District 7070 GLWC Chair Dan Coombes and Nilam Bedi of the District 7070 Environmental Action Committee. Be sure to see the New photo album of the District website ( )  and be sure to Check out all of posts from clubs on the Rotary District 7070 Facebook page for Rotary Clubs in Action ....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.

Shelterbox Canada News 

In her  May 2023 Newsletter, Jo-Anna Black at ShelterBox Canada, provides an update on how Rotararact  and Shelterbox are working in Turkiye. Here's more of her newsletter.....


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 .........



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.


Rotary Brand News  - 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


Get Your Club Noticed - Prospective Members are Checking You Out - Get Your Rotary Club Website Refreshed  - 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 Iosif Ciosa, 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 2022-23.The first  25 Rotary clubs have completed the refresh program in 2021-22. 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. REGISTER TODAY.  Please Read more.......

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

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....

SIX Social Media Resolutions from Evan Burrell - GET Your Club Noticed

Maybe you spent much of last year banging away on social media to gain exposure for your club (because everyone says you should), but you felt like you were getting nowhere fast. It’s still early in the year. Why not take a step back, make an honest assessment of your approach, and determine what you could do better.

Here are six social media resolutions I think you should make this year to elevate your club’s social media exposure......

Does Your Club Have A Voice on Facebook?  - Here Are Some Tips

A Facebook page gives your club a voice on Facebook. With so much other “noise” on social media, there are several things you can do to raise your club’s page above the distractions. ......

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? ASK ROB.... 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:........

Brushamania 2023 in Alberta - Courtesy of District 7070's Rotary Club of Woodbridge

The Rotary Club of Woodbridge, brought the Brush-A-Mania to the Monsignor Fee Otterson Elementary and Junior High School in SW Edmonton, through our new Club's Member Dr. Gina Agbulu. Here is just part of the "thank you" letter....

Dear Raffy Chouljian, CP Giri and Jennifer Boyd,

Thank you for providing an excellent opportunity and platform for our latest member, Gina,  to demonstrate  her passion for service to the community through the BRUSH-A-MANIA 2023. Gina was inducted into our club about 2 weeks ago and she was able to pull this event off with her dedicated team of the Principal and the Dentist + Gina's hubby  in Edmonton, Alberta. We are proud of you Gina.

We are delighted with the smiles of the 330 kids as they benefited from this program. Thank you Gina! Thank you Dentist! Thank you Principal! Thank you Kids! 

Thank you Renata Pancini for sharing and spreading the good deeds from the Rotary Club of Woodbridge.  please read more for some photos.....



Rotary Club of Richmond Hill Virtual Wine Tasting Event - May 12 - YOU Are Invited - Register by May 1

The Women’s Initiatives Committee are holding a Virtual Wine Tasting Spring Event on Friday, May 12 at 7:00 pm. The proceeds will be going to Women's Initiatives and Charities in the community. The cost of the event is $125 per household. This includes 4 - 750mL bottles of Inniskillin Wines provided by Arterra Wines Canada which will be delivered to your home prior to the event.  There is more.....



Rotary Club of Willowdale's Magic Night on AGAIN on May 4 - Get Your Tickets NOW

A Night of Magic, Illusion and Entertainment:

Due to the SELL OUT of our last very successful Rotary event featuring Joshua Jay at Jokers in Richmond Hill, we are doing it again on Thursday, May 4th with new (and better, is that possible?) talent. The funds raised will go to the North York food bank and help in paying for the trees our club plants every spring along the Don Valley IN Willowdale. Rotary is our community.

The event will be at Jokers in Richmond Hill and start at 6 pm for those that want to have dinner and a drink (not included in the ticket price) before the show that starts at 8:30 pm. See the attachment and the video link below. The ticket price for the show is $60 each and you can NOW purchase them online!!

Here is the link to purchase tickets...

Here is a link to a short 3-minute video of the feature act…

Any questions: email Al Warren at

Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. Softball Tournament - 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 by March 15 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 - Just 2 Months 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

COVID has thrown a wrench in many Clubs’ plans. As we are returning step by step to a more normal life, it may be time to also look at the plans for the future for our Clubs.  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
Membership Committee
Jun 12, 2023 8:00 AM
Durham President's meeting
Jun 12, 2023 5:30 PM
Rotary Uxbridge Wing & Pizza Night
Community Centre at Uxbridge Arena
Jun 17, 2023
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
District Leadership Team (DLT) Meeting
Jun 19, 2023 6:00 PM
Public Image Apprenticeship Workshop
Jun 22, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
District 7070 Year-End Awards & Changeover Meeting
Whitby Marina
Jun 23, 2023
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Rotary at Pride Toronto Parade 2023
Church and Bloor Streets
Jun 25, 2023
12:45 PM – 5:00 PM
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Jun 26, 2023 8:00 AM
Assistant Governors (AGs) Meeting with DG Iosif
Jun 26, 2023
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Jul 10, 2023 8:00 AM
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Jul 24, 2023 8:00 AM
District 7070 Foundation Walk
Sep 24, 2023
Learning to Lead,
Sep 28, 2023 – Oct 01, 2023
World Polio Day 2023 LIVE from Durham Region
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Oct 19, 2023
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District Conference 2023 - BUILDING A BETTER TOMORROW
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