Our District newsletter is meant to keep everyone in our Rotary family up to date on latest news from around the Rotary world, from the clubs in our District, from the various committees in District 7070 and beyond. Please keep our family informed. Make sure they all get a copy. The deadline for your story submissions is always 4 days prior to the end of the month. 





District Governor's August 2020 Newsletter

Hello District 7070:

August is Membership and Club Development Month, a time to focus on and appreciate your members, and celebrate their contributions.   Go ahead – thank someone in your club for making a difference!  The reason why Rotary is such a successful organization is because it is full of members that have one trait in common - the passion to make a difference in the world.

We also have the best kept secret in the world…we should be proud of being a member and willing to share with our friends and neighbours the many benefits and opportunities that a Rotary membership provides. It is a passport to “endless opportunities”........


Rotary International President Holger Knaack's August 2020 Newsletter

In Holger Knaack's August 2020 Newsletter, Holger tells us that 2020 has brought monumental changes that have already included a global pandemic and a renewed call for social justice. He urges us to be ready to listen and adapt, always drawing upon our core values of service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. He encourages us to "Let's grow Rotary sustainably". Rotary's flexible options for participation will engage members and show the community how we're different from any other club. He recommends that each club hold an annual strategy meeting to ask — and honestly answer — if we are doing all we can for our members and if our club reflects the community we serve. He says ,"We need more perspectives, more diversity, for Rotary to thrive". Holger is also inspired about what hasn't changed and never will in Rotary: the friendships, the networking, the ethics, and the service. Indeed, these are the values that make Rotary attractive to all......

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

In his August 2020 message to Rotarians, K.R. Ravi Ravindran, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, (and also Past President of Rotary International), tells us that the COVID-19 pandemic seemed like a situation that might overwhelm The Rotary Foundation. But as things have progressed, we have not allowed it to do so. As of 4 June, we have funded 208 disaster response grants for $5.2 million and 169 new global grants at $13.8 million — all in three months. He says, "We never allowed the pandemic to overpower us".  Ravi added, "we are resilient and able to withstand challenges that others might succumb to" ...........


Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's August 2020 Newsletter

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

Day one – July 1st . We all expected our new Rotary year to look a little different this year and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect for the start of my term as Director. Our current global environment has certainly changed my schedule, so what to do? I poured myself a coffee, sat at my computer and opened my email. The very first email caught me off-guard, but truly brought everything into perspective for me.

The email was a letter from General Secretary, John Hewko, inviting all Presidents of Rotary Clubs in Zone 32 to submit a qualified Rotarian to be considered by the nominating committee for the Zone 32 Director 2022-2024. My successor, on the very first day of my term!

“Succession Planning helps build the bench strength of an organization to ensure the longterm health, growth and stability”- Teala Wilson ......... ......



August 11 "Tuesday Talks" Is Filling Up Fast - Register TODAY

Don't miss the second 'Tuesday Talks' on August 11 from 7 - 8 PM with Nicole Beatty talking about "Fundraisers Are Influencers With A Cause - How to Stay Relevant In The Time of COVID-19". Please Register online on the District 7070 website. Space for this "Tuesday Talks" is already filling up fast.

Influencer marketing has exploded in recent years.  This form of engagement is more than prestige, advertising and brand endorsement.  It’s about storytelling, community building and connecting with people in a meaningful way.  In the non-profit and charitable sector community influencers are all around us: frontline workers, donors, board members, volunteers and yes, fundraisers. If you’re like me you love what you do and you want to influence positive change in the world around you.  You’re an ambassador for a cause you believe in.  You’re a storyteller that inspires giving.  You’re a relationship manager that connects people with philanthropy. You’re an influencer with a cause.  And in the wake of COVID-19, your efforts and passion have never been more important.

We will review influencer trends and how they’re elevating community engagement for non-profits and charities during the COVID-19 pandemic; learn how to integrate engagement marketing into our fundraising practice; and discuss how to influence positive change in the world around you during this unprecedented time. To learn all about Nicole, please Read more.....



New Member Zoom Get Together - August 20 & Grow Rotary on October 3, 2020 - Save The Dates

SAVE THE DATE - On August 20 from 7 to 8 pm,  the District Membership Committee is hosting a New Member Zoom get together.  Anyone who has joined Rotary since January 1, 2019 is invited to participate. There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often there is not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it.  So on August 20, join us as we share some Rotary basics and not so basics.  And bring any questions you might have! 

SAVE THE DATE - On October 3  -  the District Membership Committee is hosting a New Grow Rotary Zoom Meeting. Registration on the District 7070 website will be open soon.

Rotary Zone 28 & 32 OnLine Summit - Open to ALL Rotarians - Sept 23-25, 2020

Introducing  Zone 28/32 Summit, Online! Open to ALL Rotarians

It’s all here … thought-provoking messages from leadership … opportunities to interact with our senior Rotary leaders … and breakouts with district leaders from across our two Zones. It’s leadership training & fellowship - and so much more!  Best of all, it's at no cost to you, from the convenience of your home or wherever you may be! Join your friends from throughout Zones 28 and 32* on September 23-25 via Zoom for our annual gathering – traditionally known as the Zone Institute -- now a series of opportunities to interact with Rotary’s movers and shakers.......

District 7070 Assistant Governor Openings for 2021-22 Rotary Year - Apply TODAY

District 7070 currently has 16 Assistant Governor Positions. Each Assistant Governor is responsible for 4 or 5 Rotary and Rotaract Clubs. 

For the 2021-2022 Rotary Year, there are 5 positions available.

The Assistant Governor (AG) role is a 3-year commitment. Yearly, some AGs come to the end of their 3- year term and the District is looking for Candidates to take over to keep the roster full.  Assistant Governors are selected each year in advance of the start of their term in order to receive training, familiarize themselves with their duties, connect with the incoming Presidents of the  Rotary and Rotaract clubs they are responsible for.  

Applications for the Assistant Governor must be received by District Governor Mark Chipman, by October 1st, 2020. 

As an Assistant Governor, you are the connection between your clubs and the district. The relationships you build with club leaders make Rotary stronger. This is an important and rewarding role.

Please apply today by clicking on the "Current District Leadership Opportunities" page in the new menu tab "Leadership Opportunities for You In District 7070".

Rotary Community Bottle and Food Drive - September 26, 2020

Are you ready for some fun and community engagement? Join clubs across the District as we hold a Rotary Community Bottle and Food Drive on Saturday September 26. This will be an opportunity to promote the great work and “endless opportunities” of Rotary from Etobicoke, right through Toronto and east to Picton and Belleville and from downtown Toronto north to Alliston and Newmarket. Each club will be responsible for the details and logistics of their event; the District will help promote on social media.  Don’t forget to tag @rotary7070 and #rotary7070 on your own Club social media posts. Let’s make this happen!!!! 


Welcome to the improved My Rotary!

Completing your club administration tasks just became much easier. The My Rotary site is now faster and easier to navigate. It has enhanced search functions and streamline workflows. Plus, it’s accessible on all mobile devices.

Ready to begin using the updated My Rotary? Get started here:

  • Create a My Rotary account (if you don’t already have one). To access the new site, you’ll need to sign in to your My Rotary account.
  • Update your club profile. With the new My Rotary, you can add when your club meets, how often, where, and even whether the meeting is in person or virtual. You can also add club officers, contact information, and the meeting language.
  • Create your own profile (and encourage your members to do the same). Add your personal, club, and contact information, and then adjust your privacy settings to indicate what information you want to share and with whom.
  • Download resources. Go to the My Rotary: Club Administration course in Rotary’s Learning Center to download how-to guides that will help you use the new My Rotary.
  • Try the search function. Use the enhanced club and member search to find a club to visit or to connect with someone you met at a Rotary International Convention or district assembly.
COVID-19: What District 7070 Clubs Are Doing and Requesting

What is your Rotary Club and Rotaract Club doing to help your community during the COVID 19 outbreak? Take a look at some of the clubs and their projects. Perhaps you too can do a similar project in your community. Perhaps YOU can help at one of their projects. 

Here is a place for your Club to ASK for help from Rotary and Rotaract Clubs, with your project. Talk to the Mayor, Councilors, Community Service Organizations, Food Banks, Health workers, just to name a few. Your community is counting on our entire Rotary family and your partner organizations during this time of special need.

Send your projects and project requests to District Public Image Chair Dave Andrews at and he will do his best to get them in the article which will be regularly updated.

Look in the 'Rotary and COVID-19" menu bar on the District website and see "What District Clubs are doing and requesting" for just some of the many projects AND ideas for your club to help your community through COVID-19..

 2020-21 District 7070 Conference - REGISTER TODAY

Please join us for the Rotary District 7070 Conference in 2021 ! Friday, April 9 - Sunday, April 11, 2021 at the beautiful Pan Pacific Toronto (formerly the Westin Prince Hotel) ,in Toronto. The entire Team at the hotel look forward to welcoming you for
Rotary District 7070 Conference 2020-21, so you can experience firsthand Pan Pacific’s signature hospitality – at Toronto’s first Pan Pacific hotel.
 Be sure to register TODAY. Here's how.....

" TogetherTalks" is streamed live on Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland’s YouTube channel

Tuesday at 19.05, 'togetherTalks' is streamed live on Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland’s YouTube channel . 'togetherTalks' is a weekly series of online conversation events, connecting people from across the globe to a range of leading speakers from the worlds of business, humanitarian interest and more.  Each 40 minute session will include: In-depth and sharp conversation around important topics; Q&As; Live chat. To learn more and tune in, here is a link: 

RADAR $139 - Has YOUR CLUB made your annual donanation  in the 2020-21 Rotary Year?

Each new Rotary year, every club in District 7070 is asked to contribute a minimum of $139 to support an HIV/AIDS-related project chosen by the members of RADAR – Rotary Action for the Development of AIDS Responses – our District 7070 AIDS committee. 

Has your Club donated $139 or more, this Rotary year? Here's why, and here's how.........



In Memory of our Rotarians - August, 2020

It is with great sadness when we loose members of our District 7070 Rotary family this month. Everyone in District 7070 wants to expresses their deepest sympathies to our extended Rotary family.



District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair's August 2020 Newsletter

In his August 2020 letter to Rotarians,   Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund and to the PolioPlus Fund,and to the Endowment Fund. There is more news in PDG Bob's letter........

A Mill for Bill Campaign  - Thank You to Everyone in District 7070

Rotary District 7070  “A Mill for Bill” Campaign

On May 10, 2019, Rotary lost a charismatic, dynamic leader with the death of Past District Governor Bill Patchett at the Northumberland Hills Hospital after a valiant battle with cancer. Our loss was so significant that Bill’s passing was mentioned at the RI Convention in Hamburg, Germany in June 2019.

In District 7070, we will remember Bill for his passion and for his legendary and tenacious End Polio Now and Rotary Foundation fundraising efforts.

Bill was appointed as District 7070 Foundation Chair in 2010. Until that time, the average annual contributions to the Rotary Foundation and polio by Rotarians in our District was about $340,000 USD.

In his first year as District Foundation Chair, Bill motivated our Rotarians to contribute over $830,000 USD, simply amazing.

Since then, our District 7070 has raised an average of $730,000 USD annually. This substantial increase in contributions allows more of our clubs to access Global and District Grants through the Rotary Foundation SHARE Program. It also means that Rotary has been able to impact the lives of more people around globe.

PDG Bill was responsible for elevating our district to the #1 District in Canada for Polio giving and one of the top 3 districts in Canada for contributions to our Rotary Foundation. He put our District 7070 in the spotlight with Rotary International, but Bill still has an unrealized dream.


Here is what we did in the 2019-20 Rotary Year:  $983,000 US Dollars. 


Our late Past District Governor Bill Patchett would be so proud of all of us for donating the largest amount to The Rotary Foundation in District 7070's history.

Thank you at all District Rotarians who gave ‘a little bit more for Bill’.

Our total translates into over $1,400,000 CDN. YES!! - the most ever raised by District 7070.  What a wonderful tribute to Bill.

Thank you to everyone who has supported The Rotary Foundation in memory of Bill. 



CUSO International thanks Rotarians in District 7070

Please "Read more" and view the article that was included in Cuso International Canada’s Catalyst Summer 2020 magazine . Thank you District 7070 Rotarians for making this project a true success. The article references the Ethiopian Birthing Kits project that Past District Governpr Michael Bell and Ian Lancaster worked on and the contributions by District 7070 and its many Rotary Clubs and Rotarians.  It’s a great partnership for District 7070, our Clubs who helped, and Cuso.

2020-21 Rotary Foundation Grants Information and Qualification Material NOW On-line

The Rotary Foundation requires Clubs, that want to apply for District or Global Grants to projects, must be qualified.  A Rotary Club is qualified once it has done the following

- have at least two of its members successfully complete the training provided by the District, and

- have its President and President Elect submit to the District a signed copy of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

The qualification is valid for one year.  It makes the whole Club qualified and responsible, not just the two members that complete the qualification process. Once again, District 7070 is using on-line training for the qualification process.  Three modules (The Rotary Foundation, Global Grants and District Grants) can be found under the Rotary Foundation tab on the District's website,  Quizzes, each consisting of nine questions, are connected with the modules.  Seven of the nine questions must be correctly answered to pass each quiz.  Once a Rotarian has successfully completed all three Quizzes, s/he is qualified and will count towards the Club's Qualification.....



The Latest Weekly News on Polio Eradication

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

New End Polio Now Educational and Fundraising Resources 

With the challenges of COVID-19, there’s a significant risk that many children will miss out on lifesaving vaccines that prevent dangerous diseases, including polio. The most important thing that Rotary members can do is sustain our fundraising efforts in the fight to end polio. Download new End Polio Now educational and fundraising resources — including videos, social media messages, event materials, and more — to help spread the word about the need to end polio for good.

Rotary Virtual Reality Polio Kit Available for Your Club

The Rotary Club of Alliston is using the Rotary Virtual Reality Polio Kit as part of their Canada Day Celebrations in Alliston, Ontario. It was also on display for users to see the VR film "Two Drops of Patience" last year's District Conference and  at World Polio Day in Durham Region. Your club can also borrow the kit . Mary Lou Harrison and Assistant Governor Shirley Ross have two kits. they consist of a pull up banner and a small plastic box with 5 VR headsets, 5 sets of ear phones, 2 iPhone adapters, cleaning wipes, and a safety use card.


Membership and New Club Development Ideas for You and Your Members

August is Membership and New Club Development Month, and what a more perfect time to celebrate with your club’s members and consider the many options available for strengthening your club membership. The following ideas can get you started:........

Ask the Membership Experts: Membership Q&A - at The RI Virtual Convention

As part of the RI Virtual Convention, members of the RMO team participated in a 30-minute Membership Q&A session where we discussed:

• The vital connection between attracting new members and keeping members engaged

• Ways to revitalize the club experience in the time of social distancing, and beyond

• Their hopeful visions for the future of Rotary

And more! Check out the recording and encourage your club leaders to view, share and discuss at an upcoming online meeting. You can also view recordings of all convention sessions at

Membership Resource Guide

Diana Edwards, our Regional Membership Officer for Membership Development has updated and the Membership Resource Guide with helpful new resources and publications noted in red.


District 7070 Areas of Focus Action Committees  - A Call to Action in 2020-21

Congratulations to all the District 7070 Rotarians and Rotaracters for a tremendous year of Community and International Service!   While there is still work ahead of us, as we continue to meet the challenges of the pandemic, we can all hold our heads high in our response to our Communities needs to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With over 40 District Grant applications from our District 7070 Rotary and Rotaract Clubs we have doubled the amount of District Grants from previous years........

Honouring Indigenous People - Orange Shirt Day  - September 30 - Order Your Shirt by Aug 15 to ensure Devilery

To all of the Rotary District 7070 family:

Wear Orange In the Spirit of Reconciliation! SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 . ORDER YOUR ORANGE SHIRT BY AUGUST 15

September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children's sense of self-esteem and well-being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters......

News & New Website from Honouring Indigenous People

Here is the latest Honouring Indigenous People Rotary News and Events, projects, blogs, photos, films, and resources. There are many major initiatives and resources available to you and your Rotary club, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our District 7070 Action Committe's Areas of Focus Coordinator is John Currie from the Pickering Rotary Club. John is also the  Executive Director of H I P and can be reached at .   If you have a good news story, please send it to us. Click here to view their new website and check the Areas of Focus Action Committees Menu Bar in the District Newsletter under HIP.  This rapidly growing nation-wide movement, HIP,  is a partnership between Indigenous Peoples & Rotarians. The new wesbite contains stories about supporters, just like you, who are making an impact across Canada by taking action to create lasting change! Here are some highlights .........

Supporting the Environment becomes Rotary’s Newest Area of Focus

The Rotary Foundation Trustees and RI Board of Directors both unanimously approved adding a new area of focus: supporting the environment. Creating a distinct area of focus for the environment will give Rotary members even more ways to bring about positive change in the world and increase our impact. More details will be announced soon.....  

WASRAG is now WASH Rotary Action Group - News

We've Changed Our Name. With the approval of Rotary International our organization is now going to be called "Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Rotary Action Group" or "WASH Rotary Action Group" to reflect the emphasis Rotarians are placing on hygiene as an important component of projects.  Our new logo, has WASH in a font to represent water pipes. The water spurt is in the many colors used in the Rotary logos. "Rotary Action Group" is spelled out at the bottom in blue to complete the logo. A downloadable logo, revamping of the website, and more will be coming in the upcoming months . There is lots to look forward to. You are invited to view all of the back issues of the WASRAG  / WASH Rag Newsletters at    For more Water, Sanitation and Hygiene News for this month,  please Read More.......

Shelterbox Canada News 

In her August 2020 Newsletter, Allison Kingston, Community Fundraising Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada and a Member of the  Rotaract Club of Sarnia-Lambton, discusses leadership in Rotary and at Shelterbox and reminds us that after 20 years of existence, ShelterBox continues to evolve and innovate, but one thing that has never changed is that everything they do is guided by the same goal: helping families rebuild after disaster. Each year, Rotary helps us to go further, support more people, and access areas that would otherwise be impossible to reach. Here's more of her newsletter.....



ROTEX Is Now in District 7070

Rotex is a society of past Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) alumni that engages with current Inbound and Outbound Rotary Exchange Students to better their exchange experience overall. Rotex acts as a middleman between Rotary Clubs and exchange students through supporting Rotarians throughout the RYE program via mentoring students on proper etiquette while on exchange, organizing trips and events for Outbound, Inbound, and Rebound Exchange Students, and ultimately being the voice for RYE exchange students in many cities, districts, and countries in the Rotary world.

Rotex D7070 (Rotex in District 7070) was founded in February 2020, jointly by the District 7070 Youth Exchange Committee and former outbound Youth Exchange students.  Rotex helped run the Outbound Rotary Exchange Student Orientation at Ganaraska Forest Centre in February 2020.  

The goals of the Rotex group are to

a. Promote the Rotary Youth Exchange Program 

b. Run events, train and nurture Rotary Youth Exchange Students to provide better and more varied experiences for the both the students and the sponsoring Rotary Clubs.

c. Provide advice and feedback to the District 7070 Rotary Youth Exchange Committee from a different point of view.......

Rotaract Canada Strategic Plan 2020-21

Rotaract Canada is already changing the landscape of Rotaract in our region. The creation process of our Strategic Plan has already allowed us to connect District Rotaract Rperesentatives (DRRs)  across the zone in ways never done before, set an example to encourage clubs and districts to engage members in the creation of a strategic plan and setting out our goals and priorities for what is to come in the Rotary year. To learn more about our strategic priorities, action items and methodology, please Read more......

Rotaract World Peace Conference - August 8 & 9

Rotaract World Peace Conference - August 8 & 9:  Be sure to Register: . Rotaract World Peace Conference, an online event, seeks to become a movement of Rotaractors to promote actions for peace around the world.

Rotaract Club of Willowdale  Fights COVID-19 in Africa and Caribbean in 2020-21

The Rotaract Club of Willowdale is fighting COVID-19 in Africa and in the Caribbean this new Rotary Year. One of their International Service projects will be supporting Initiative EPI, an awareness campaign to fight COVID-19 in Africa and the Caribbean, and to support healthcare and front-line professionals in need of personal protective equipment. The Initiative was created by a team of professionals and entrepreneurs with backgrounds from various countries: Algeria, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ghana, Guyana, Morocco, Senegal & Uganda. They decided to unite to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Africa and the Caribbean. Perhaps your Rotary Club could help the Rotaract Club with this amazing endeavour. Please contact Assistant Governor and Willowdale Rotarian,Courtney Doldron at and Read more......



How To Enhance Your Club’s Public Image

The Rotary Brand Center has all of the tools you need! The Brand Center includes online, print, outdoor, and radio ads you can download to promote Rotary. The Brand Center is also home to all the materials you need to tell your People of Action story. People of Action is Rotary’s latest public image campaign......

Is Your Club USING the New Rotary Brand

At the April 2019 meeting of the Rotary International Board of Directors, the Board reviewed the Rotary brand and

  • requested all users of the Rotary Marks to come into visual brand compliance as soon as possible;

  • agreed not to publish in official Rotary media, after July 31, 2019, any advertisements or other information that are not in brand compliance;

  • agreed not to permit any exhibitions at all official Rotary events that are not in brand compliance;

We encourage all Rotary Clubs in District 7070 to become compliant too, as soon as possible.

Is Your Club PROTECTING the Rotary Brand 

The Rotary wheel — our mark of excellence — is a symbol of Rotary’s leadership. It is the purest visual representation of what we have achieved and all that we are yet to accomplish. In a world where we are constantly bombarded by thousands of advertising messages daily, it’s vital to have a consistent, high-quality representation of our brand to cut through the noise. Amanda Wendt, vice chair of the RI Communications Committee, discusses how your club can promote and protect our brand and why you should......

Tag Rotary District 7070 in ALL appropriate social media posts

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

Some Resources to help your club shape Rotary's Public Image

Rotary’s public image is shaped by the actions of YOU,  each member in your Rotary Club, as well as by your involvement in the community, your presence on the web and social media, and the publications Rotary produces. Is your club working actively to shape that image? Here is an opportunity to see some resources you can use and how you can teach your members how to do this in a way that promotes community awareness of Rotary’s work around the world.....

Use The People of Action Campaign to Tell Rotary's Story
The People of Action campaign helps you bring Rotary’s story to life by showing Rotary members as the people of action we are. Telling our People of Action stories in a meaningful, coordinated way builds the public’s understanding of who we are and what we do. It highlights the impact we make in our communities and around the world. Learn how to tell your People of Action story and help answer the question, “What is Rotary?”

Public Image Newsletters

The Public Image Newsletters are located under the Public Image Tab of the District 7070 Website under "Public Image Newsletters". They are an excellent resource to assist you with boosting your club's Public Image. 


Here is Your Opportunity to Connect Your Club With Other Rotary Clubs in Our District

Rotary Connects The World. That's the Theme for 2019-20. One connection is between Rotary Clubs in our own District . Do you have events or fundraisers that you want other clubs to know about? Perhaps a project with which you need their assistance. Find out how you can Connect Your Club with District 7070 Rotary Clubs ........

Rotary Club of Willowdale names "Smiles In Action" their Number One Community Service Project in 2020-21

The Rotaract Club of Willowdale decided to make the "Smiles In Action" program their number one Community Services project for 2020/2021 and beyond, as both groups have forged a meaningful partnership for fostering goodwill,  making an impact is our communities and opening doors for opportunities.The Smiles Foundation is a non-profit institution with its seat in Canada, based in the United States and in the Dominican Republic. Their goal is to provide life-enhancing activities, dental care and primary health care education to children in the Dominican Republic, free of charge, as well as to offer underprivileged communities tools to develop and improve their health, environment, and safety through our educational and social enterprise programs. Here area a few images of the new Mobile Clinic in the Dominican Republic.  Please click here to see pictures and videos. The clinic was used only a few times before we had to close it due to COVID - 19. 668 children got treated in it and a few thousand family members received primary health care and dental education. For more on this organization, please  get in touch with Courtney Doldron at the Rotary Club of Willowdale (at . Please Read more....

Rotary Club of Bowmanville's "Summer Squad" Program  Really Helping the Community

Here is a note from one of the 4 members of the "Summer Squad: "I am one of four members of Bowmanville Rotary's Summer Squad, a new, 8-week, summer student respite enthusiast program. For the past 7 weeks, we have worked as a team to create programs, run events, and volunteer with community-led organizations to bring positivity, and find ways to get the community together during these hard times. We have managed to organize and run many successful events this summer including the Drive-In Movie Event at Pingle's Farm on July 9th, a Pop-Up Concert for Retirement Homes on July 17th, and a Community Car Wash last Sunday, July 19th. We have also had a strong involvement with the Durham L.I.F.E. Organization, volunteering every Thursday in Memorial Park handing out clothing and organizing donations. Every Wednesday, two of our teammates have been visiting the homes of families who had been previously involved in the Rotary respite program, providing an alternative, physically-distanced visitation program with children. With each and every program we create or organization we volunteer with, the Summer Squad has aimed to provide public education, community involvement and community support, something that has become dire amid the COVID-19 pandemic. " . Watch for more on our District 7070 Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. To learn more about this program, be sure to get in touch with Bowmanville Rotary President Steve Kay at . Check them out on their Facebook Page: Bowmanville Rotary Summer Squad. 





Four new Learning Center courses created by Toastmasters International

Expand your communication skills with four new Learning Center courses created by Toastmasters International: Inspirational speech, Interpersonal Communication and Networking, and Deliver a speech.

Get started at the:

Rotary Leadership Institute  -  Start Planning for the Fall of 2020

Due to COVID-19, the April 4, 2020 Rotary Leadership Institute has been CANCELLED. However,we want you to plan on attending in the fall of 2020. In a complex, fast-changing world, excellent Rotary club leadership is essential to the future of Rotary.  One of the best ways to strengthen your Club is to give your members the tools and skills to be better Rotarians.  Rotary Leadership Institute is the solution. We hope to do just that in the Fall of 2020.  This will be your opportunity to learn more about Rotary and share your ideas with other Rotarians, and it is a great learning experience for newer Rotarians. April 13 and November 16, 2019 courses I, II and III were a tremendous success.  . Here is more of the story........

Stay connected through Rotary’s online Learning Center

ROTARY CONNECTS THE WORLD — that is Rotary President Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme, and despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Rotarians are continuing to connect with one another and the world. Rotary’s new Action Plan calls on us to increase our ability to adapt — and members are coming up with innovative ways to serve their communities and create opportunities for fellowship. Many clubs are meeting online for the first time, reimagining fundraisers and other events, and reinventing planned service projects. Rotary’s online Learning Center has resources that can help you stay connected to the organization and to one another. Instead of meeting one week, for instance, everyone in your club might choose a topic to learn more about and then report back to the other members......

Rotary Zone 28 & 32 Website - News and Resources for Your Club

Rotary International Zones 28 & 32 (formerly Zones 24 & 32) is a community of Rotarians, spanning two languages, four countries and seven time zones: Bermuda, Canada, France and the United States. It is you and me. The Zone Website is filled with news from around the Rotary world, and even in our own backyard. Please take a look at the Zone website and you will find monthly Beyond Borders Newsletters,  letters from our Rotary leaders, dates and sites of our Rotary Zone Conferences which you can attend, Rotary events in our own backyard, Resources on membership, The Rotary Foundation and Public Image, and a section called Great Ideas To Share (Best Practices you can use and share with your members), membership webinars , and up to the minute news and download files. Enjoy.

New Version of Club Visioning Adjusts to the New Normal

Dear fellow Rotarians in District 7070, 

Over the last ten or so years, many District 7070 Clubs have used Club Visioning to review their operations and future plans.  Some Clubs have held Club Visioning sessions on a regular basis.  We are using a format that we share with more than 100 districts around the world.  However, for the last few years the activity has dropped, both in D7070 and other districts.

A couple of months ago, this downward trend resulted in Past District Governor Steve Wilcox, who once designed the program, to ask a few facilitators to be part of a committee reviewing and up-dating the program.  As I assisted him to introduce Club Visioning in Sweden and Scandinavia, he invited me to be part of the committee....


The new and improved Rotary Club Central is here

The new and improved Rotary Club Central is here. It's now faster, easier to navigate, and presents past and current club data in a more accessible way.  You will be able to navigate more easily with our modern interface and use this essential planning tool on your mobile phone or tablet. You can also quickly track service activity and see your past and current club data in easy-to-read charts and graphs. Log into myrotary and check out the new Rotary Club Central today. For more details please Read more .....

The Rotary Citation for 2020-21

Your Rotary, Rotaract, or Interact club can earn a Rotary Citation for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and your club. Goals include increasing club membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in your community. Here's how.......

The Clubrunner App - Here's How You Connect with Rotarians in District 7070

What's Larry's Email Address?

 It was a rainy day when I got the call. 

 He needed to know, right away,

 "What's his email" he did say. 

  Holding my cell I wanted to yell, please, please, give me the spell,

 The magic we found, by bringing it down

 Gave way to new sight: email addresses, events, phone numbers....ah.....the light!

With rushing to cheer, the awakening is here! 

Downloading the Clubrunner app, all with a fingertip,  it was a snap,

Your club members detail will be very clear, your district executives have no fear.

You'll find what you wish,  there'll be no need to fish.  It's smart on your cell, just do it....time will tell. Read more.....

More Helpful Links, Resources & References

 Have you checked out the Rotary website:    ?   Have you registered as a member and are you familiar with all of the tools in myrotary?  There are many more links that will help you lead your club.......

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