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 John Burns' July 2023 Newsletter

In his July 2023 Newsletter, District 7070 Governor John Burns talks about Rotary International President Gordon McInally's wish to continue building this year, on what we have already accomplished: integrating Rotaact into the Rotary; empowering girls and women; advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and providing every resource to end Polio; and to also take steps to eliminate the stigma associated with Mental Illness as we work on Gordon's theme to 'Create Hope in the World" ......

Rotary International President Gordon McInally's July 2023 Message

In President Gordon McInally's  July 2023 Message, he syas that Rotary takes care of its members and those we serve, works to build lasting peace, and embeds belonging and inclusion in everything we do. That is why he is asking everyone in Rotary to Create Hope in the World as we prioritize projects to support mental health, continue our journey in diversity, equity, and inclusion and as we build peace within, we become more capable of bringing peace to the world..........

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's July 2023 Newsletter

In the Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation (and Rotary International Past President)  Barry Rassin's July 2023 Newsletter, Barry says that in the last five years, The Rotary Foundation has helped 100 million beneficiaries, but the need is great.This year, the Rotary Foundation Trustees have set an ambitious goal for giving of $500 million in grants. To make this happen, he says that we need all of us — each and every Rotarian and Rotaractor.Barry says that we can all give something. That’s why he is asking each of us to set a goal to give what we can to The Rotary Foundation this year. He says that we are part of an audacious organization, one that dreams big and makes our dreams a reality. He is urging us to think bigger and differently this year, so we can meet our goal for those whose lives we will soon touch. ......

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



Let's Meet Rotary International President Gordon McInally

Gordon R. McInally, a member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, Lothian, Scotland, is the  President of Rotary International for 2023-24.

McInally lauded Rotary’s ability to adapt technologically during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the approach should continue and be combined with the best of our past practices as Rotary seeks to grow and increase engagement. “We have learned there is a willingness within communities to care for one another,” he says, “and we must ensure that we encourage people who have recently embraced the concept of volunteering to join us to allow them to continue giving service.” ......

Rotary International President Gordon McInally's Theme for the 2023-24 Rotary Year

At the Rotary International Assembly, in January 2023, Rotary International President-elect R. Gordon R. McInally called for members to capture the world's attention and lead the way toward possibilities far beyond our current expectations.

McInally, a member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland, revealed the 2023-24 presidential theme, Create Hope in the World, during the Rotary International Assembly in Orlando, Florida, USA, on January 9, 2023. He urged members to promote peace in troubled nations, help those affected by conflict, and maintain the momentum of initiatives begun by past leaders.....

2023-24 Presidential Initiatives

Here are Rotary International President Gordon McInally's "Presidential Initiatives for 2023-24:

Prioritizing mental health

Talking about mental illness and emotional health may feel uncomfortable, but it’s vital to the well-being of Rotary’s global community. RI President Gordon McInally encourages clubs and districts to work toward creating a space where it’s safe to address these issues to help provide a welcoming and equitable environment for all.

To do that, think about ways that you can:

  • Erase any stigma associated with discussions of emotional well-being

  • Raise awareness of mental health needs

  • Improve access to mental health services                 

Please Read more.....


Let's Meet Rotary District 7070 Governor John Burns of the Rotary Club of Bowmanville

John Burns has been involved in Rotary since 2007, volunteering in Rotary Club of Bowmanville Club projects as often as his working life permitted.  Once he retired in 2014, John was able to dedicate more time and a greater commitment to Rotary and became a member. John has held many positions in the Rotary Club: Chair of New Member Committee ; Director of International Service; Vice President; President Elect; President in 2018-19 ; Assistant Governor in 2019-2020 for the Rotary Clubs of  Bowmanville – Oshawa – Oshawa Parkwood and Assistant Governor in 2020-21 for the Rotary Clubs of  Courtice - Oshawa – Oshawa Parkwood. ...

Rotary District 7070 At The Toronto Pride Parade  - June 25, 2023 - Another  Success - See the photos

Members of the Rotary family (and their friends and family!) marched in a spirit of celebration and inclusion in the Pride Toronto Parade on Sunday, June 25, 2023!  Fabulous t-shirts were worn by both marchers and observers.  Lots of photos on our Rotary  District 7070 Facebook Page. Thank you to Mark Wafer, Ron and Karen Dick , and Joe Solway from Bowmanville Rotary Club and others for the fantastic photos. Thank you to Mary Lou Harrison, 2018-19 District Governor & Member of the Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise for organizing another Rotary March in the Toronto Pride Parade seen by as many as 2.4 million people

Please Read more .......

Watch Rotary's People of Action - Champions of Inclusion

 It is not too late to watch our special coverage of the Rotary’s People of Action: Champions of Inclusion gala. Now available on demand through 30 September, this celebration of diversity, equity, and inclusion helps us imagine what’s possible when people of action come together to amplify the power of marginalized populations locally and globally. Learn more at

A Better "My Rotary"

Did you know that My Rotary can connect you with the Rotary world and help you serve your club and community? Over the next several months, we’ll update the site’s design, make it easier to navigate, and enhance the search function so you can quickly find information, a club, or a member. Take advantage of this benefit by registering for or signing in to your My Rotary account now.

General Secretary's Report to the Rotary International Convention

Learn about what Rotary accomplished this past year in General Secretary John Hewko’s 2022- 23 Report to Convention.

Apply to Serve on a 2024-25 Rotary International Committee

Positions are open on several committees that assist Rotary and The Rotary Foundation in putting our strategic priorities into practice. Apply to be considered for a committee or to recommend someone for appointment by August 15.

Here is even mor information:


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


OCTOBER 20 - 22, 2023      Towne Place Suites Oshawa by Marriott



2024 Rotary International Convention - Singapore - May 24-29, 2024

The Rotary International Convention: Unforgettable moments, enduring relationships. The Rotary International Convention is where you’ll find people of action from around the world brainstorming solutions to some of the most pressing challenges and celebrating our works of service that create lasting change. The convention is where you’ll renew connections, discover fresh perspectives, and create unforgettable moments and enduring relationships.

  Please Read more ......



In Memory of our Rotarians - July  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 .....


Past Rotary International President Jonathan B. Majiyagbe dies at 88

Jonathan B. Majiyagbe, a past Rotary International president who was passionate about growing Rotary everywhere — especially in Africa — and about eradicating polio, has died at age 88. Majiyagbe, who died 27 May at a hospital in Abuja, Nigeria, served as Rotary International president in 2003-04. He was the first and so far the only RI president from Africa. The continent was declared free of wild polio in August 2020, due in part to his tireless advocacy and efforts.....




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

In his July 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. .......

Your Donations Are Meeting The Needs in Ukraine

The Rotary Foundation so far has awarded more than 375 disaster response grants, totaling more than US$17.3 million, to help those affected by the war in Ukraine. Your generous donations have made it possible to provide refugees with food, water, and clothes. Grants have kept electricity flowing to hospitals, allowed wounded civilians to receive care, and found shelters for displaced families. But the need is still great. More than 45 grant requests are on hold waiting for additional funds to become available through the Ukraine Response Fund. Please consider making a donation today and read how Rotary members have been weaving a global web of giving in Ukraine since the war began.

2022-23 Rotary Foundation Programs of Scale Recipient Announced

United to End Cervical Cancer in Egypt, an initiative to reduce the number of cases while raising awareness and improving women’s access to preventive care, is the recipient of Rotary’s third annual Programs of Scale award. Rotary International President Jennifer Jones announced the grant at the annual convention in Melbourne, Australia. The four-year program in and around Cairo will vaccinate more than 30,000 girls ages 9-15, provide cancer screenings for 10,000 women, and launch a public awareness campaign to reach 4 million people. Learn more about the latest Programs of Scale recipient.

2023-24 Programs of Scale Concept Notes

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting concept notes for the 2023-24 Programs of Scale grant competition. Learn how to apply for the $2 million award

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

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.....

Inside Look - Polio Fight To The Finish

Michael McGovern, chair of the International PolioPlus Committee, gave an interview with UNICEF on Rotary’s work in polio eradication and why he believes, “There’s real hope for getting this done.. Here is the link. 

Jennifer Jones Addresses UK House of Commons - Insists Rotarians Must Finish TheJob of Eradicating Polio

In March 2023, RI President Jennifer Jones spoke at an End Polio Now event at the House of Commons in London, England. She reminded Rotarians of their promise to the children of the world and encouraged members to resist polio fatigue, especially in this critical year for polio eradication. Here is the link.

67 Million Children Missed Out Entirely or Partially On Routine Immunizations Between 2019 and 2021

"The State of the World’s Children 2023," a report released by UNICEF in April, highlights the immense impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on childhood immunization. Between 2019 and 2021, the world lost more than 10 years of progress on routine immunizations. One in five children worldwide is now unvaccinated or undervaccinated. Here is the link to the story. 

Resources for Polio Awareness and Fundraising
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


Save The Date - October 19 for World Polio Day LIVE Broadcast from the Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario CANADA

SAVE THE DATE - We are working on the dteails for  OCTOBER 19, 2023 - 06:00 pm to 8:30 pm - when the 11 Durham Region Rotary Clubs (plus the Rotary Club of Port Hope) invite YOU to join us LIVE IN-PERSON OR LIVE ON-LINE in the Rotary Global Classroom in the Centre for Collaborative Education at Durham College where we will celebrate World Polio Day with leaders from around the world, hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood, and Durham College. 

YOU CAN JOIN US LIVE IN PERSON STARTING AT 5:45 PM - ONLY 100 SEATS AVAILABLE:  REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON : Cash bar and a light lunch will be served. Cost $ TBS per person to be (and a portion - $ TBA - will be donated to The Rotary Foundation's Polio Plus Fund and will be credited to your next Paul Harris Fellow. Spouses, guests and prospective members are invited. 

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........

Connect With Future Members

Each month, thousands of people express their interest in joining Rotary by going to When you follow up with these potential members, you show that you value their interest in Rotary.

District and club leaders, remember — your future members are eager to connect with you. Visit the Manage Membership Leads page for your club or district regularly to manage your list of candidates and help move them toward membership. You can add additional candidates directly to the list to keep track of all your prospects in one place. 

Find best practices and detailed instructions in the club guide or district guide to managing membership leads.

Our Most Important Value is Leadership

Strong leaders inspire others, provide direction, and build trust. Find out why Haresh Ramchandani, a member of Rotary International’s Membership Growth Committee, thinks that leadership is our most important value, and read his list of 12 essential elements for developing good leaders.

Club Experience: The Key to Member Satisfaction

The major finding of the 2022 all-member survey is that club experience is the most important factor in member satisfaction. Find out what else the survey revealed, and read about ways to improve your club experience

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:......



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.

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.

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.....


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.


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.


Public Image & Technology Team  Workshop for District 7070 Clubs - Nov 4, 2023 - REGISTER TODAY

Based on your Club's Website and Social media, would YOU join your club?

That is what prospective members are viewing today. 

Perhaps it is time to BOOST your public image and come to our 2023-24 joint Public Image / Technology Workshop filled with tips and “how to’s” regarding club public image , club websites, club social media, MyRotary, & Clubrunner . 

Bob Wallace and Dave Andrews and their committees are setting up a 2023-24 joint Public Image / Technology Workshop filled with tips and “how to’s”

Please Read more.......

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.....

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

Our District 7070 Public Image Committee is calling for YOU  (Rotaractors and Rotarians in the District)  to join our 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 YOU, Rotaractors and Rotarians who have experience in the field of Public Relations, Social Media platforms, and news writing. We want you to use those very special talents to assist clubs and our Committee . Are you that Rotarian?  Are you that Rotaractor? Are you 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 the District Newsletters 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:........

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."


How to Get Your Club's Rotary Citation In  2023-24

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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