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 October 2022 Newsletter

In his October 2022 Newsletter, District Governor Iosif Ciosa  talks about a new club being formed, the club presidents trip to Rotary International Headquarters, the successful Rotary Foundation Walk, the Oct 14-15 District Conference (registration deadline in Oct 3), World Polio Day activities in our District(on Oct 20 and 21) , and October is  Economic and Community development Month (what is your club doing?) ...... 

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones' October 2022 Newsletter

In President Jennifer Jones'  October 2022 Newsletter, she talks about our more than 30-year effort to lead the first global polio eradication campaign and our success in forming partnerships capable of completing this massive goal. Jennifer was recently  in Pakistan and helped with the vaccination campaign. What she saw in Pakistan convinced her that we can and must finish the job, but it will only happen if we remain committed to a strategy that’s working and back it with all necessary resources . Please donate today. ............

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Ian Riseley's October 2022 Newsletter

In the Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation (and Rotary International Past President)  Ian Riseley's  October 2022 Newsletter, he talks about End Polio Now and World Polio Day. He says that what Rotary and its partners have achieved is nothing short of remarkable (reducing polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide, immunizing more than 2 billion children across 122 countries). Last year alone, more than 370 million children were vaccinated across 30 countries, using more than 1 billion doses of oral polio vaccine. He aks us to remember that as long as polio exists anywhere, it is a threat to people everywhere, especially to young children. You may have heard about importations of the disease to Malawi and Mozambique, detection of poliovirus in sewage in the UK, and a recent case in the U.S.. Ian urges every member to take action and be part of this historic fight. Take the fight to your clubs and communities on World Polio Day, 24 October. Keep raising awareness of the importance of polio eradication and Rotary’s critical role in that effort by holding events and fundraisers. Don’t forget that contributions toward the goal of $50 million per year for polio eradication will be matched 2-to-1 by our generous partner, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. "............. 

October 2022 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 for 2022-24

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. Here is the October video from Drew Kessler, our new Rotary International Director . It is all about END POLIO NOW. Be sure to read your emails and view the new "In The Zone" monthly newsletter. And Get "In the Zone"! Join our special Facebook group for sharing Rotary ideas on membership, our Rotary Foundation, and best practices for enhancing Rotary's Public Image......




The 2022-23 Club Website Refresh Program - SIGN UP TODAY - for the 2022-23 Half-Back Rebate Incentive - Get Your Club Noticed

To Rotarians in District 7070:

To assist the Rotary Clubs of District 7070 achieve their Strategic Action goals, at the request of District Governor Iosif Ciosa, the District Public Relations Committee is continuing the Rotary Club ClubRunner Website Refresh Program and Promotional Discount, NOW available for your club in 2022-23. 25 clubs have completed the refresh program in 2021-22. Their websites are getting noticed.  Now it's TIME TO GET YOUR CLUB NOTICED. Don't be left behind.  REGISTER TODAY.  Please Read more......


Call for 2025-26 District Governor Nominations

District 7070 is looking for Rotarians who are interested in leading our District as Governor in the 2025-26 Rotary year – July 1, 2025 to June 30, 2026.  All Rotary Clubs in District 7070 are invited to submit suggestions to me on or before Friday, January 6th, 2023. Nomination forms (that were sent is Iosif's email to all Rotarian) should be scanned and sent by email to  Receipt of each form will be made by return email. Please retain the original form.....

Rotary Magazine Photo Awards Return in June 2023

The Rotary magazine Photo Awards return in the June 2023 issue. The contest is an opportunity to share your vision of the world, be it in glorious color or classic black and white. Not only are we looking for the best photographs depicting any subject, but the judges will also honor the top photos in select categories. Members of Rotary and their families may submit photos between  October 1, 2002  and December 31, 2022. But don’t wait: Send us your images today. Submit your photos at In 2021 , Rotary Club of Oshawa member Randy Nickerson won third place. It could happen to you and your photo,

2022 Concert for Feed The Need in Durham - Hosted by the Rotary Clubs in Durham Region  - Dec 11, 2022 - TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Fifth Annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham   At 2pm on Sunday December 11, 2022, musicians from across the Durham Region will be gathering at The Music Hall - Oshawa, 44 Bond Street West in Oshawa Ontario to help feed their neighbours in the fifth annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham. As in past years, the event will showcase an award-winning line-up of performers from a cross-section of genres – pop, country, R&B, gospel, folk, classical and more.

YOUR ARE INVITED. The event’s scope has grown over the years, becoming a Durham-wide Rotary event, with the Rotary clubs in the Region so far joining as co-presenters. All net proceeds from the show will go to Feed the Need in Durham – and the need has never been greater. The agency collects and distributes food and other essential items to more than 60 emergency food providers across Durham, including food banks, shelters, meal and snack programs and other social service agencies.  Save the date: Dec 11, 2022 .  Please Read more....

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2022-23!  - REGISTER TODAY

In 2022-23 we are staying with our Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) programming in the virtual format.  Although we all appreciate that videoconference will never replace the personal connection that we get from meeting face-to-face, RLI is a very successful program with overwhelming response and enthusiasm from Rotarians across the District. Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. 

Click here to register for Part 1 Wed Sept 14, Wed Sept 21, Wed Sept 28

Click here to register for Part 2 Wed Oct 12, Wed Oct 19, Wed Oct 26

Click here to register for Part 3 Wed Nov 9, Wed Nov 16, Wed Nov 23



District 7070 Conference 2022 - Oct 14-16 - REGISTER BY THE OCTOBER 3 DEADLINE


Rotarians, Spouses and Guests - PLEASE REGISTER TODAY:  The conference registration rate is  $329 + HST per person .

As the official venue is fully booked, we invite you to book a hotel in Nottawassaga In region. Any help you might need with booking a hotel, please contact Helen Lackey at  .  Please go to the  new District Conference website and see the hotels available in the area. 

WE ARE IN THE HOME STRETCH AND NEED YOUR SUPPORT. PLEASE BE SURE TO SEE  THE NEW DISTRICT CONFERENCE WEBSITE: where you can register for the conference, book a hotel room, view the speakers list and their bios, and see what you can do at the Nottawasaga Inn to enjoy your stay, while at the conference

AND REGISTER TODAY      Please Read more........

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

Rotary Zone 28 & 32 Finally, our Alaska "Life on Land" symposium has been postponed until August 31-September 2, 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,



In Memory of our Rotarians - October 2022

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  October 2022 Newsletter

In his October 2022 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. .......

Rotary Foundation Walk a Great Success - Thank You Rotary

Thank you to all of the Rotary Clubs in Durham Region for hosting this year's Rotary Foundation Walk at Cullen Park in Whitby, Ontario. Congratulations. What a team effort. Lots of photo are arriving daily. Thank you to all who sent us photos including Linda Rainey and Thiva Kulasingam, Ferd Longo, and so many more Rotarians. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And it is never too late to make a donation to the Rotary Foundation. Be sure to go to the District 7070 website and look for the2022 Rotary Foundation Walk album, and see all of the photos.

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE NOVEMBER 19, 2022 - Rotary Foundation Grants Seminar

Back by big demand!  On Saturday, November 19, 2022, there will be a Rotary Foundation Grant Seminar.  The purpose is to give members of Rotary and Rotaract Clubs the opportunity of learning more about the Rotary Foundation and how the Grants program works, incl. what is required of Clubs that want to apply for District and Global Grants.

REGISTER HERE !! Please note that registrations are filling fast.

The program for the seminar, which will be held at the Oshawa and District Shrine Hall, 1626 Simcoe St. N, Oshawa, will start at 8.30 am with Registration.  The formal program will start at 9 am with an overview of the Rotary Foundation, followed by information on the Grants program.  Both District Grant and Global Grant projects will be covered, incl. case presentations.  A simple lunch will be provided.  The program is expected to finish at 2 pm.

Rotary and Rotaract Clubs are encouraged to send at least two members each.  For more information, please contact PDG Lars Henriksson at or cell 416 402 6093. The Complete agenda will be released soon.  Hope to see you in Oshawa Saturday, November 19, 2022.

You Can Still Qualify TODAY On-Line for The Rotary Foundation District and Global Grant Qualification 

The Rotary Foundation requires every Rotary and Rotaract Club that wants to apply for a District or Global Grant is qualified.  It's not too late. Please get your club qualified TODAY. It is a yearly process, administered by the Districts.  In D7070, we have an on-line process, consisting of three quizzes connected to three self-study modules.   The modules and quizzes are found on the District’s website,   At least two Club members must pass the three quizzes.  In addition, the Club President (2021-22) and President-Elect (2022-23) must submit a signed MOU – Memorandum of Understanding to the District. If you want to Qualify NOW instead of waiting for the November 19 Seminar, please Read more to see what you can do to qualify today .....

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 - 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.....

Rotary Statement on Recent Polio Detections in USA & Europe

The recent detection of the vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 case in New York, USA, and isolates in several environmental samples collected in London are stark reminders that as long as polio exists anywhere, it is a threat everywhere. It also highlights the importance of vaccination as the only form of protection against polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases and the work that needs to be done in our communities to encourage the uptake of vaccines. Also, as the world gets closer to zero wild poliovirus cases, it is increasingly important to track all forms of the virus wherever they may appear, including in polio-free regions......


World Polio Day 2022 Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada - WATCH THE REPLAY TODAY

District 7070's World Polio Day 2022 -  WATCH THE REPLAY - NOW AVAILABLE - Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada on October 20.  Here is the link to the REPLAY OF THE LIVE broadcast and be sure to see (see the Class Page for a sneak preview right HERE).  Another District 7070 public image awareness success.

The 11 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region (and the Rotary Club of Port Hope ), on behalf of your co-hosts, the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood and Durham College invite the world to District 7070's World Polio Day 2022 - Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada on October 20 (light lunch from 6 to 7 pm and then the LIVE BROADCAST from 7:00 to 8:30 pm (Toronto Time).  The event, LIVE from The Rotary Global Classroom featured a panel discussion featuring Dr Bob Scott,(Past Rotary International Vice-President  and Immediate Past Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee ), Incoming Rotary International President Gordon McInally, Valarie Wafer (Immediate Past Vice President of Rotary International) , and Dr. Tunji Funsho, Immediate Past Chair of Nigeria's Polio Plus Committee. We will also heard from Jennifer Jones, incoming Rotary International President as well. Together, they updated all of us about Rotary's efforts with our Global Polio Eradication initiative Partners and our challenge, going forward to End Polio Now.........

District 7070 World Polio Day Photo Contest - We have a winner

We wanted all Rotary and Rotaract Clubs in District 7070 to send a maximum of 5 fun, interesting and unique photos from their respective clubs with their End Polio Now flag in their community. Randy Nickerson, from the Rotary Club of Oshawa (who was the third place winner of the Rotary International Photo Contest in 2020-21) judged the best photo. Thank you to Rotary Club of Oshawa Past President Trish best for creating and running the contest with Randy. The winner will receive a $100 donation to PolioPlus in the club’s name. A plaque was presented to the Rotary Club of Courtice. Well Done.

The plaque will be presented on an annual basis to the winning club. District Governor Iosif Ciosa  and Randy Nickerson presented the  plaque and acknowledge the donation certificate and the plaque to the winning club at the World Polio Day Live broadcast on Oct 20.  

Watch the LIVE broadcast and see the entrees and the winning photo.  Here is the link:

A New Weapon Against Polio

A New Weapon Against Polio - A modified vaccine offers hope that eradication is closer than ever - BY JASON KEYSER

In mid-2017, two groups of 15 strangers lived together for 28 days each in a ring of shipping containers assembled in the parking lot of Antwerp University Hospital in Belgium. They had access to books and movies, a small courtyard for barbecues, a common kitchen and dining room, and a fitness room — all of it behind secure interlocking doors and under the watch of personnel in protective gowns.

What sounds like a reality TV or sci-fi scenario was, in fact, a remarkable clinical trial of the latest weapon in the battle to eradicate polio — a reengineered vaccine called the novel oral polio vaccine type 2, or nOPV2......


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

Rotary and our Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners have launched the Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-2026: Delivering on a Promise to overcome the remaining challenges to ending polio, including last year’s increase in polio cases caused by a pause in vaccination campaigns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders from Pakistan and Afghanistan — the last two countries where wild polio remains endemic — have recommitted to working with the GPEI to improve vaccination campaigns and reach at-risk children. As long as polio exists anywhere, it remains a threat everywhere.

In addition to providing a roadmap to eradication, the new strategy calls for renewed political and financial commitments from governments and donors to achieve a polio-free world. Learn more about the action underway to eradicate polio.


Creating a Successful & Agile Rotary Club

Your District 7070 Membership Committee is ready to work with you!

In 1921, at a Rotary convention in Edinburgh, Scotland; Paul Harris said: “The motive power of Rotary is friendship.”

Recently, in an annual survey of Rotary members, 45% cited friendship as the reason they remain in Rotary and 84% said they were satisfied with their ability to connect with new friends through Rotary. Another 42% cited the opportunity to make an impact on their communities as the reason they stayed in Rotary.

On a local level, how can clubs and districts use this information to attract and engage new and current members?

Your District Membership Committee can work with you to help you build a successful and agile club.

Joan Barrett

Chair of the District Membership Committee


Rules of Engagement - 6 Tips for nurturing the purpose and passion that power Rotary

In a January address to incoming district governors before the International Assembly, Jennifer Jones, then RI’s president-elect, told the story of a 30-year Rotarian who fully understood what Rotary was all about only after participating in a project that delivered coats to children in his community. "Imagine," said Jones, "more than 1,500 club meetings before he finally got Rotary." The fault, suggested Jones, wasn’t entirely his. "We must engage our members," she insisted. Ask members what they want out of the experience and provide them meaningful responsibilities. "It’s our offer of hands-on service, personal growth, leadership development, and lifelong friendships that create purpose and passion. These are our responsibilities. If we don’t serve our members, we don’t serve our communities. And if we don’t provide comfort and care for our members, they may never truly get the power of Rotary."

With Jones’ remarks in mind, we checked in with three clubs to learn the secrets of their success. Turns out, the key is exactly what Jones prescribed: Pay attention to the comfort and care of members. Here are six tips on how to do that.....

Be sure to Add the "JOIN 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" button on the District 7070 Website and to have over 40 Rotary Clubs have a "Join Us" button on their own club website AND have a members 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........



Rotary Clubs Are Staying Connected to Their Members and Responding to the Needs in the Community. LOOK AT ALL OF THE RESOURCES these Resources

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:......

Interested in Joining  The District 7070 Membership Committee ?

District 7070 Membership Committee is calling for both Rotaractors and Rotarians in the District to join the District Membership Committee.  Our scope is to foster the growth of Rotary and strong Rotary Clubs in D7070. We are looking for Rotarians who are passionate about membership and growing strong Clubs in D7070. Are you that Rotarian?  If you are interested, please contact Joan Barrett at and we can set up a time to chat about your interests.

The Membership Committee comprises a Main organizing committee and 5 sub-committees. Please take time to review the sub-committees and see which one (s) that suit your interests and where you can contribute the most. To see the various sub-committees. please Read more.....



October is Economic and Community Development Month

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

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

You Can now Download the Newly Updated Areas of Focus Guide

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.

Let's Support Basic Education & Literacy All Year Round

Let's Support Basic Education and Literacy  All Year Round

Although September is Basic Education & Literacy Month, let's support this important Area of Focus ed throughout the year as we build awareness and support the different aspects of solving the challenges of literacy for all.

October, too, is also the perfect time for your club to become aware of the education needs in your community or to learn about projects around the world where Rotarians are making a difference through education and literacy projects.

In the recent addition of the Rotary Magazine (September), we learned of the literacy project in Guatemala – the gift of reading.

What can your club do?

The Basic Education and Literacy Committee of D7070 is ready to help Rotary and Rotaract clubs in District 7070.

 Remember too, it is important to keep us informed of projects you are doing. Clubs can and should work together, especially, on larger projects.

Joan Barrett

Chair of Rotary District 7070 Basic Education and Literacy Committee

Shelterbox Canada News for October 2022

In her October 2022 Newsletter, Meg SchmeiderCommunity Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, provides an update on how Rotary and Shelterbox are working together to help in flooded Pakistan and how we can help. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Tactical Emergency Medical supplies to civilians on the front lines of Ukraine - Still Needed - Rotary Clubs Can Help TODAY

To our fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors and our whole District 7070 Rotary family,

At the Rotary District 7070 Conference in Oshawa in October , we saw the partnership with Durham College's Rotary Global Classroom and Sunnybrook Hospital, and Global Guardian working together to send Tactical Emergency Medical supplies to civilians on the front lines of Ukraine. They still need Canadian Rotary Clubs including those in District 7070, to help today. Thank you to the Rotary Clubs who have already donated and are saving lives.  All donations will be included in their purchase of medical supplies from Sunnybrook hospital and taken to the Ukrainian war zone.  Global Guardian is working on additional shipments of these medical kits that will arrive in a few months.  Please Read more to find out more about the project and how YOU can help this immediate need TODAY....


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

You are invited to view all of the back issues of the WASRAG  / 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.......
Funds are NOW available from Canadian Rotarians Water Foundation  for your WASH Projects in 2022-23 Rotary Year

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

As a Canadian District Regional Foundation Committee Chair, you know it's getting tougher to secure funding from The Rotary Foundation for Rotary projects. The requirements are increasingly demanding, and the amounts available for grants are being squeezed. Fortunately the Canadian Rotarian Water Foundation is here to help!

We are still offering up to $10,000 (CAD) or 10% of the value (whichever is less) of any WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) project focusing on a hospital, clinic or other health care facility, in which a Canadian Rotary club plays a leading role.......


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 .........

Rotary HIP Youth to Youth Program Rescheduled to may 12-14, 2023

The 66th Truth & Reconciliation call-to-action invites community-based organizations to deliver programs on truth and reconciliation and establish a network to share information and best practices. HIP’s Youth-to-Youth initiative is an innovative program aimed at empowering the next generation of leaders by uniting Indigenous and Non-Indigenous youth and inspiring them to take action towards creating sustainable environmental change.

Y2Y (Youth-to-Youth) Initiatives:
Two engagements co-ordinated between District 7070 and the Williams Treaty First Nations communities in 2022:
  • The first one: Virtual teaching on nibi (water) with students was held on April 28, 2022 and was hosted with a panel of local Elders and Knowledge Keepers
  • The second one: Called "Aki-aadiziwin", it  is a Reconciliation and Land Stewardship Program that aims to connect Indigenous and Non-Indigenous youth through meaningful engagement. Camp Kawartha in-person event on October 12-14, 2023 with 25 Indigenous and 25 non-Indigenous youth. Youth will learn about treaties, Indigenous heritage and culinary experiences with Knowledge Keepers in the Williams Treaty Territories. HIP encourages youth to apply today! Details and application are found on REGISTER TODAY.   Please read more....
Misko-Aki - Confluence of Cultures introduces a new and unique exhibition - Rotary Clubs Can Help  - Donate Today

Misko-Aki; Confluence of Cultures introduces a new and unique exhibition of Indigenous history and culture in Muskoka. Located at the Muskoka Steamship and Discovery Center in Gravenhurst, the exhibition (and a virtual version) will open in 2023.   Visitors will experience the 10,000 year history of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe, Metis and Mohawk people as the exhibition takes them on a canoe trip through the culture, history and geography of the region. This unique project highlights the authentic and previously unrecorded history of these four cultures in a fascinating presentation. The confluence of these four cultures in Muskoka ties together indigenous history in many southern Ontario communities. Rotary Clubs can now donate to the exhibition. Please Read more to see how you can help .....

Covenant of Nations - Sacred Wampum Renewal Gathering: Rotary can Help

The Covenant of Nations will bring together elders from the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Anishinaabeg nation in a sacred renewal of Wampum Belt agreements that establish peaceful relations and resource sharing.  These agreements cover the area surrounding the Great Lakes and were last renewed before the arrival of settlers.  Rotary is being asked to support this initiative.  This reflects the trust and friendship established between Rotary and the indigenous community. Please Read more to see how YOU can help.....



Register Now for the Rotary Zone 28 & 32 Interact Convention Oct 20 to 23, 2022

Dear Rotary Family,

The exciting Zone 28 & 32 Interact Convention (ZIC) is taking place October 20th-23rd, 2022 and we want to see students from District 7070 there! 

This is an opportunity for Rotarians to show their support for our young leaders who have been working very hard organizing this first-ever Zone event that includes Interact delegates from Canada, USA, Bermuda and St. Pierre et Miquelon! Here's where your help is needed: .....

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.


The Redesigned Rotary Brand Center has NOW Launched

Visit the new and easier-to-use Brand Center for your Rotary promotional needs

Dear Rotarians and all of the Rotary Family in District 7070,

Thank you for your vital feedback during the preview period for the updated Brand Center. The responses we received from public image coordinators, committee members, and other frequent users have been overwhelmingly positive.

Because of that, we’ve now launched the rebuilt Brand Center to the entire Rotary community..... Please Read more.....

Kick-Start You Club's Social Media Presence

Social media makes expanding your club’s reach easier than ever, but how? There are tips, tricks, and tools for creating content for social platforms, and the goal is simple: connection. A well-built social media presence will help you create connections in your community and beyond, from showcasing your club’s success to building awareness of its presence. To help boost your social media savvy, we’ve put together the following eight tips and tools:

6 Social Media Resolutions to 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......

Want members? Then get social!

Did you know more than a billion people use social media every day?

Social media is readily accessible, instantaneous, cost effective and user friendly. It offers your Rotary club a fantastic opportunity to communicate more effectively with members and supporters and can energize the way you promote your club and find new members.

Here are just a few examples of ways your club can use social media:

7 Steps to Increasing your club’s Facebook Presence

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. ......

The Jam on Instagram: Why your club should use it

The most engaging posts on social media are the ones that include images. That isn’t a statement, it’s a fact!  Out of all of the social media networks, I have to say Instagram is my favorite. Why? Because photos equal fun!  Although Facebook is currently the most popular social network, other platforms have been gaining ground, especially visual platforms like Instagram, which allows users to share photos after applying edits and digital filters. After uploading your photo, you can share it on your club’s social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. Instagram is awesome when it comes to showing your creativity and it has 300 million active users.

So why should your club be on Instagram? Because “a picture is worth a thousand words.” There are so many things you can do with photos to showcase your vibrant club and promote Rotary. Before your jump in:

Want to Boost  Your Club's Public Image?  - Just Ask Us - 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: You Are Invited -  Our Public Image Committee Needs You - Help 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:........

YOU can help Uxbridge Rotary help Support their Humanitarian Efforts  as a Result of the May 21, 2022 Tornado 

Dear fellow Rotarians and Rotaractors and the whole Rotary family in District 7070,

We are grateful to all who have reached out with offers of support after a tornado touched down in Uxbridge on May 21, 2022 and caused catastrophic damage. We know many lives have been changed. The Rotary Club of Uxbridge is glad to be able to provide a central place to receive donations through the Rotary Club of Uxbridge Charitable Foundation. All funds received will be used specifically for disaster relief.

We are working with Durham Social Services and the Township of Uxbridge to assess the specific needs of the community including supporting families and individuals who have been displaced and those dealing with food insecurity. All funds received will be distributed, as quickly as possible to local charitable organizations serving the community.

Donations may be sent via e-transfer to All donations $20 or over will receive a tax receipt.

In order to properly address your tax receipt, please include your name, email address and mailing address in the message line of your e-transfer.

For donations by cheque, please send to:
Rotary Club of Uxbridge Charitable Foundation
121 Second Avenue
Uxbridge, ON L9P 2A2

Chuck  Taylor

Rotary Club of Uxbridge


Note: Chuck is available to talk to your Rotary Club. He can be reached at


Your Club's Rotary Citation In  2022-23  - Here's How You Can Get It

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.......

Plan Beyond Tomorrow -  Here's How - A New Club Visioning Model

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 ........

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.......

Use Our Refreshed Rotary District 7070 Website - As A Source for 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 -  Your Club's Source for 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.

Use the Clubrunner  App And 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.....

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