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. Please share this letter and keep our Rotary 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 Mark Chipman's November 2020 Newsletter

Hello District 7070:

November is Rotary Foundation Month!!!!  

The Rotary Foundation is the charitable arm of Rotary. Founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects around the world related to Rotary’s seven areas of focus: peacebuilding and conflict resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, economic and community development, and most recently environmental sustainability.......


Please Read more.......

Rotary International President Holger Knaack's November 2020 Newsletter

In Holger Knaack's November 2020 Newsletter, Holger says that  in every community, people have been left out, and we have not made a strong enough effort to reach them. He talks about the RI Board of Directors forming a task force to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion to help clubs attract new members regardless of gender, race, religion, age, or other factors which will help us speed up the change we all want and need. He says, "It's important that we make sure every new Rotary member is a good fit for their club. Rotary Opens Opportunities through diversity." .......

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

In his November 2020 message to Rotarians, K.R. Ravi Ravindran, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, (and also Past President of Rotary International), talks about The Rotary Foundation being driven by a vision for a better world. He says. "The Rotary Foundation offers the best opportunity I know for us to invest in a better future for communities around the world." He is encouraging us to focus on our  generosity today and throughout this year . He calls it, "the oil that keeps our grants burning bright, reaching the ones who need us most".........


Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's November 2020 Newsletter

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

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give”- Winston Churchill

I don’t have to explain this quote to Rotarians, we live it everyday.  We have found that secret recipe to life, the ingredients that make the loaf of bread that feeds our community.

 My first year in Rotary I was asked to join a district committee; RADAR (Rotary Action for the Development of Aids Resources), founded by my very good friend Joanne Ashley.  The mandate of this committee was to educate and raise awareness of the Aids pandemic and the tragic result of the orphans being raised by their grandmothers.........

Director Dialogue - Join RI Director Valarie Wafer Every Second Thursday 

I want to personally invite you to attend our first open meeting, "Director Dialogue," with past Rotary International President Ian Riseley! See below for an informational flyer and for your invitation to register! Remember to keep the 2nd Thursday of every month at this same time (7pm ET/4pm PT) free for future meetings. Special guests from throughout the Rotary world will join me each month to cover a wide range of topics of interest to all Rotarians, all provided at no charge as a benefit to you as a member of a club in Zones 28 & 32! FIRST MEETING IS ON NOV 12.

CLICK ON THIS ZOOM LINK to register.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  NOTE: registration is limited to 500; a live stream of the event will be provided should we exceed that number. I look forward to you joining me for this special “Director Dialogue” series.

Thank you,

Valarie Wafer


Rotary Leadership Institute  - On Zoom for 2020-21 - Register Today

Exceptional times call for exceptional actions. COVID-19 has forced us to move our regular RLI programming to a virtual format this year. We are excited to bring you the high quality program directly to the comfort of your home. The benefit is we do not have to worry about traffic or snow!

So, what should you consider attending another virtual meeting?

Rotary provides an opportunity for all of us to provide service to our community and around the world. The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) has a mission to strengthen Rotary clubs through quality leadership education. As Rotarians, you are already a leader in your community and in your profession. The purpose of RLI is to give you the skills and competencies to be an effective leader in Rotary.

Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service will benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self.  Now more than ever, the world needs Rotarians to create a more peaceful and equitable world for all.


The format this year will be different; instead of our typical one-day program at a college campus, we will be organizing a series of virtual meetings in the evenings during the work week. You will enjoy the same fast-paced, interactive session as you would in person.

Rotarians to complete all three levels  (Part I, II and III) after 9 weeks.

Each weeknight would consist of a minimum of 2 RLI courses. 

The format is:

6:00 pm - 6:10 pm Welcome & General Introductions

6:10 pm - 6:45 pm RLI Course #1 with Facilitator #1 (35 minutes)

6:45 pm - 7:20 pm RLI Course #2 with Facilitator #2 (35 minutes)

7:20 pm - 7:30 pm Debrief & Close


Part I: Wednesday, November 4, Wednesday, November 11, Wednesday, November 18

Part II: Wednesday, January 13, Wednesday, January 20, Wednesday, January 27

Part III: Wednesday, February 10, Wednesday, February 17, Wednesday, February 24

Rotarians completing Parts I, II and III will receive an RLI pin and certificate.

TIME:  6:00 pm to 7:30 pm via Zoom videoconference

FEE:  $50 donation to the Rotary Foundation is being requested for each Rotarian

REGISTER TODAY : Classes will be 15+ in size

For more information, please contact Susan Hunter at

Celebrate World Interact Week November 2 - 8, 2020

Join the virtual World Interact Week party to celebrate the power of Interact, featuring a special guest appearance, exciting new announcements, and an opportunity to connect with Interactors around the world. 

Connect with your community and Interactors worldwide this World Interact Week, November 2 - 8, 2020. 

Invite these young leaders to Rotary club Zoom meetings, join their service projects, and attend their meetings to show your appreciation for all of their hard work improving communities.

And tell the world! Post your Interact photos and success stories on Facebook

In addition to joining the virtual party, take action with your Interact club with these ideas to celebrate World Interact Week:......


UPCOMING SERIES ALERT - Social Media Tips- - Starting Nov 5 on District 7070 Facebook & Instagram Accounts

Social media is part of our everyday lives, both personally and professionally. To stay connected with your members and community, you need more than a club website; you need a strong social media presence too. 

Each day throughout this series, we'll post a quick tip to help you build, improve, and strengthen your social media posts and keep them up-to-date.

Rotary and the Beirut Explosion - New Beirut Recovery Website - Donations NOW Being Accepted

Helping out Beirut - The explosion at the port of Beirut on August 4 impacted the entire city resulting in widespread destruction, loss of many lives, injuries in the thousands and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of citizens. District 7070 is currently looking into possible opportunities for clubs.

The Beirut Recovery Website is now up and running. . It contains all of the information in the video and more including an important section on Stewardship, our team members, additional documentary videos about the Karantina Hospital and more. 

Global Grant Now Established: Please Donate TODAY:

A Global Grant application (GG# 2119172) has been completed by The Rotary Club of Beirut Cosmopolitan, with the Whitby Sunrise Rotary Club as the International Sponsor partner. Clubs throughout District 7070 and beyond, are invited to participate in medical equipment for the pediatrics Operating Theatre of Beirut's only public hospital. The objective is for District 7070 Rotary Clubs to donate $60,000 US towards the Grant. The money will go towards surgical equipment for the neo-natal unit at the Karatina Hospital in Beirut. The video below tells the story, how and where to send your money. Let's all get behind this humanitarian project . If you or your club wishes to make a donation, right now to the Global Grant , you may do so. Currently, our point people are Steve Rutledge of the Rotary Club of Whitby-Sunrise ( email:  and our District 7070 Areas of Focus Action Committee Chair Richard Mewhinney ( email: ).  


Please "Read more" for more information

The Next New Members Zoom Get-Togethers  - Register TODAY for November 25, for 2020

Are you a new Rotary or Rotaract member in the last two years? Are you an older member who would like to learn even more about Rotary?

THESE ARE FOR YOU !!! - The District Membership Committee is hosting New Member Zoom Get-Togethers.  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 join us throughout 2020  as we share some Rotary basics and not so basics.  And bring any questions you might have!  A Zoom link will be sent to those who register.

Everyone is welcome to join but these sessions are specially designed for new members who've joined in the past 2 years. If you know a new member, please encourage them to join.  Potential members welcome too,  although they will need to be registered as a guest by a Rotarian.

We will be having 2 more of these sessions, each covering different topics this Rotary year: Wednesday November  25 from  7-8 pm and Thursday February 18, 2021 pm.

There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it. So on November 25, please join us as we share more Rotary basics and not so basics. Bring any questions you might have!  The session will be of particular interest to members who have joined Rotary in the past 2 years but anyone who wants to know a little more about Rotary is most welcome. For more information and to register go to

For more details and to see the recording of the August 20 New Members Zoom Get Together, please Read more......

Drew Kessler  - Nominated as RI Director for 2022-24 for Our Zone

CONGRATULATIONS to Rotary District 7210's very own Drew Kessler who has been selected to serve as the Zone 28 & 32 Rotary International Director for 2022-24!!! This is an extraordinary honor, as Drew is believed to be the youngest RI Director ever, and the first from our Hudson Valley New York District.

Rotary Zone 28 & 32 includes the Northeastern US (NY, CT, MA, RI, VT, NH, ME, NJ & PA), portions of Michigan and Washington state, virtually all of Canada, as well as Bermuda and the French Islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon. There are 17 Directors from around the world on the Rotary International Board, each serving two year terms.

Drew Kessler is a member of the North Rockland NY Rotary Club. His selection, which was announced on October 16, 2020 by Rotary International's General Secretary & CEO John Hewko, will become official on December 1, 2020 after a standard review period, and his service as Rotary Director will begin on July 1, 2022.

NEW District 7070 YouTube Channel - Subscribe TODAY

District 7070 now has a new YouTube channel that will help your club tell the story of Rotary and show how your club members are People of Action in your community and around the world! People’s perception of Rotary comes from their experiences with our clubs and programs, along with the stories we tell and the videos & images we share. Compelling, consistent brand communications — together with a great experience — can help us engage and attract more members, donors, and partners. 

Use our District 7070 YouTube channel to share videos that reflect Rotary’s initiatives and projects both locally and globally. These videos can be posted to your social media pages and shared at your meetings. They are broken down into the following playlists:

  • Rotary District 7070

  • District 7070 Taking Action Locally

  • District 7070 Taking Action Globally

  • District 7070 Workshops

  • Tuesday Talks

  • Rotary International

  • Rotaract

  • End Polio

Check out our new Rotary District 7070 YouTube channel! Whether you want to catch up on a Tuesday Talk, see videos of our clubs taking action locally or globally, share an engaging video from Rotary International on your social media or at a club meeting…it’s all there and more. Please send us any appropriate videos from your club events/meetings to be included on our channel (send to Go to and subscribe so you don’t miss a thing.

Tuesday Talks - Oct 13 - 7 PM - "Developing Leaders in District 7070" - Recording NOW Available

Dhamay Kanthan, Chair, and her entire District 7070 Leadership Development Committee invited everyone in District 7070 to "Tuesday Talks" on October 13 from 7 PM to 8 PM, entitled, “Developing Leaders”. We came ready to learn and connect, as this team charts its course to create an effective leadership framework in our district that includes engaging a younger generation in Rotary service. Here is the recording:

Developing good leaders is key to turning Rotary's vision of ‘a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change’ into reality. Leadership is about bringing clarity to where we are headed and then creating an environment where people have the freedom to be their best and can use their gifts to get there. It is always, always all about the people, not just the plan.

“There are two human drives.  One is connection and the other is aggression.  Aggression here does not mean anger.  It means initiative and energy, used in the service of goals.  Everything we do is whether relational or goal directed--or, ideally, both.  Basically, we are 'lovers' and 'workers'.  We have relationships and we do things.  We connect and we accomplish tasks.  Care and drive.  Be and do. Love and work.  The love requires a positive relational tone and the work requires drive, expectations, and discipline. An integrated leader does both at the same time in a way where one affects the other. ... The problem in leadership is when we do one without the other." 

If you get a chance, take a look at a book entitled: "Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships, and Being Ridiculously in Charge" by Henry Cloud 

District 7070 Assistant Governor Openings for 2021-22 Rotary Year - You Can Still 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 still a few 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, as soon as you can. 

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".

COVID-19: See 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 - Be sure to REGISTER TODAY

Please join us for the Rotary District 7070 Conference in 2021 on 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.....

Don't Miss The 2021 Rotary International Convention

Feel the Energy in Taipei

The 2021 Rotary International Convention will be here soon — and it’s going to be an unforgettable experience. Taking place 12-16 June in Taipei, Taiwan, the convention will offer fantastic entertainment, motivational speakers, inspirational sessions, and uplifting energy. Enjoy all of it with old friends and new ones. We hope you’ll join us in Taipei to Feel the Energy. Don’t forget to invite your friends — download the promotional kit and share our official video about Taipei on your social networks. For more details, please Read more....

Get Your Club Ready in Giving Tuesday  - Dec 1, 2020

Giving Tuesday has turned philanthropy into an event for everyone. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.  In 2019, Giving Tuesday raised nearly $2 billion. Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give.

And eight years after its inception, what began in the United States as a day focused on monetary donations has expanded across the globe (over 70 countries including Canada) and transformed to include volunteering, finding ways to show gratitude, and educating people about the value of altruism. For Rotary, as for many other nonprofit organizations, Giving Tuesday has become an important part of the philanthropic calendar.

Rotary has embraced the concept, encouraging the use of Giving Tuesday as a fundraising opportunity for clubs and for The Rotary Foundation. Since 2017, Rotary has also used Giving Tuesday to reach out directly to prospective and current donors, and the campaign has grown each year. In 2019, Rotary raised over $550,000 from donors all over the world in response to a Giving Tuesday email campaign......



In Memory of our Rotarians - November  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 November 2020 Newsletter

In his November 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. How would YOU like to spend Rotary's money? Find out how, right here, in Bob's letter. There is lots more news in PDG Bob's letter........

November 2020 - This Is Rotary Foundation Month

What is your Rotary Club doing in November 2020 to celebrate and focus on The Rotary Foundation? As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact. To get ideas how the Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world, please Read more......


District Grant Cheques On Their Way

Good news.  The Rotary Foundation has approved the District’s Spending Plan, our application for District Grants based on projects from the Clubs.  All projects in the application were approved.

In total, over $90.000 of grant money will be forwarded to 41 projects.  The Club contributions to these projects are over $250,000, another example of how Rotary Clubs are making an impact in both the local community and internationally. 32 of this year’s projects are COVID 19 projects.  There were another 10 such projects paid out in June 2020 from last Rotary year’s funding.  Lists of all projects from both years will be posted on the District website.

The lead Club for each project will shortly receive the cheque for their project’s full grant amount.  The lead Clubs are also responsible for meeting the reporting requirements.

Still Time to Qualify for Rotary Foundation Grants 


The Rotary Foundation requires Clubs that want to apply for District or Global Grant funds to be qualified.  This requirement remains throughout the life of the project.  Thus, a Club that was qualified and applied for a Global Grant last year, must also be qualified this year, or until the final report has been approved by the Rotary Foundation.
In order for a Club to be qualified, at least two of its members must pass the three training quizzes, found under the Rotary Foundation tab on the District’s website,  In addition, the Club must submit a signed MOU to the District.  The MOU can also be found under the same tab on the website. 
Please, note that question 6 in the quiz for Module 2 has been scrapped.  As of July 1, 2020, the Rotary Foundation only matches DDF (100%), not Club cash.  As this alternative is not among the suggested answers, it was decided to cancel that question.  Consequently, 6 correct answers to 8 questions are required to pass the Module 2 Quiz.
Regardless of plans to apply for grants, Rotarians are encouraged to go through the three modules, as it is a great way to learn more about the Rotary Foundation.  After all, November is Rotary Foundation month in the Rotary calendar.

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.....

It's Not Too Late to Still Sign Up and Help Spend Rotary's Money? - The  District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee Wants YOU

How would you like to help spend Rotary's money, on some very worthwhile projects. It's not too late to sign up . That's exactly what you would be doing as a member of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee. 

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee Members are Wanted TODAY!!! - we are looking for new members for the District Foundation Committee to make a difference. Please send your applications for Committtee membership to  Terry Caputo, Director, District Governance Committee, at

As a Committee member, you will make strong connections between our 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".


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

World Polio Day 2020 In Toronto

District 7070 Governor Mark Chipman and District 7070 World Polio Day Chair Jennifer Fogarty raised the End Polio Now Flag at Toronto City Hall and received the Proclamation from mayor john Tory proclaiming October 24 as World Polio Day in Toronto, thanking Rotarians from all of the Rotary Clubs for their tremendous and continuing efforts to eradicate polio from the face of the earth. Please read more to see some of the photos.....

World Polio Day 2020 from the Global Classroom at Durham College - Recording NOW Available

Be sure to catch the replay of World Polio Day 2020 in he Global Classroom from Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada . The 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region in District 7070 say "Your'e not going to want to miss this one".

Rotary International President Nominee 2022-23 Jennifer Jones, Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer, Rotary International District 7070 Governor Mark Chipman, Past Chair of Rotary Internationals' PolioPlus Committee Dr Bob Scott, Past Rotary International President Ian Riseley and Rotary International PolioPlus Chair for Nigeria and one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2020 Dr Tunji Funsho, the Mayors and Chair of Durham Region all proclaiming World Polio Day and see the flags flying high.

Right here:


"Grow Rotary Workshop" on October 3, 2020 - Recording Available NOW 

ANOTHER OUTSTANDING GROW ROTARY WORKSHOP - On October 3  -  the District Membership Committee is hosted a New "Grow Rotary" Zoom Meeting. If you missed it, the recording is NOW available. 

Another very successful Grow Rotary Workshop. The rooms were filled with lots of  “buzz” . Rotarians generated great ideas to engage and inspire. This year, our next Grow Rotary Workshop is scheduled for December 9. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get ready to participate in the 2020 Workshops.  These workshops are for all Rotarians interested in your club’s path to Grow Rotary and how all aspects of our club impact membership.

Members of your Rotary Club's Membership committee, Public Image committee and Rotary Foundation committee are particularly encouraged to attend. We encourage at least 3 members from your club to attend so you can share the discussion and work on plans integrating Membership, Public Image and Foundation in your growth strategy.

Recording and Slides for Connecting with Prospective Members in Your Community

Were you able to attend the "Connecting with Prospective Members in Your Community" webinar?

Here it is. If you have any questions or comments, please submit them to:

The webinar recording and slide deck are posted here

Please feel free to share this link with other members of your club!

Looking for more information on how to manage membership leads, and build better relationships with prospective members? Here are a few resources we recommend:........



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........

Introducing the District 7070 Environmental Action Committee and How YOU Can Help

The Environmental Action Committee (EAC) for District 7070 was established in the 2020-21 Rotary year to facilitate Rotary’s enhanced focus on environmental sustainability. The overall goal of the Committee is to promote tangible environmental actions by Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs in helping to protect and restore our natural world.

Members of the Committee and their clubs include: Nilam Bedi, Chair (Toronto-Eglinton), Bob Biffin (Port Hope), Dan Coombes (Whitby), Chris Gates (Trenton), Kelsey Horning (Toronto Twilight), Anwarul Kabir (Toronto Twilight), Bukola Oladeji Rotaract Club of Toronto), Reginald Oranye (Ajax), Barb Proctor (Picton) and Cora Xiao (Rotaract Club of GTA Connect).......

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, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your Club can help.  Our District 7070 Action Committee's Areas of Focus Coordinator is John Currie from the Pickering Rotary Club. John is also the  Executive Director of H I P and President of the Rotary Club of Pickering. He 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 website contains stories about supporters, just like you and your Club, who are making an impact across Canada by taking action to create lasting change! Here are some highlights .........

Latest News from the  WASH Rotary Action Group

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 November 2020 Newsletter, Allison Kingston, Community Fundraising Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada and a Member of the  Rotaract Club of Sarnia-Lambton, discusses Hurricane season and Shelterbox readiness to respond. The coronavirus pandemic means that it will be more challenging for response teams to travel to hurricane-hit countries But their links with local partners and Rotary worldwide means they can provide aid in new ways that keep families safe  . Here's more of her newsletter.....




Port Hope Rotary Club Boosts Their Public Image - See How

Past District Governor Bob Wallace shows us what can be done. Here is one way to boost your club's public image. This is a 12 foot flag that the club ordered, designed themselves, and purchased from Vista Print. They purchased 2 flags.  Just think of the places and events they can showpiece their banner and tell their Rotary Story.  Here is a helpful Vista Print link. 

Look Who is featured This Month With Their Favourite Rotary Moment ?


To meet our challenge from our District Governor Mark Chipman, we are going to feature ONE "My Favourite Rotary Moment" every month. It could be YOUR "Favourite Rotary Moment". Let's go Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 7070 !! Let's meet the challenge. 

Here is District Governor Mark's challenge and here is all you have to do :

I challenge each of you and your members to submit your favourite moment and have it posted on Rotary 7070 social media.  

Please email a photo along with the following text to

ROTARIAN: (your name)
MEMBER SINCE: (year you joined Rotary)
A FAVOURITE ROTARY MOMENT: (brief outline of your moment…just a couple of sentences)
PERSONAL OUTCOME: (why this was a highlight to you. Ex: how did it make you feel, what positive outcome came from this.)

Let’s tell the world what we love about Rotary and why we are Rotarians! 

DG Mark


Who has the THIRD "My Favourite Rotary Moment" ? Please Read more....


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

Tips to Enhance Your Club's Online Presence 

What is Your Club's Online Presence?  Does it represent your club members? Does it tell the Rotary story of who you are and what you do?

For more than 100 years, Rotary has united leaders who are committed to using their expertise to take action and improve their communities. Awareness of Rotary is high. But public understanding of who we are, what we do, and the value we bring to communities is concerningly low. It’s important that we tell our story in ways that help people everywhere understand what Rotary does, how we’re different, and why our work matters. Without this understanding, we can’t reach our full potential and bring more people together and improve even more communities worldwide. No other organization is quite like Rotary. By using our unique voice consistently in all our messaging, we can ensure that our communications reflect our distinct character. If we speak, write, and design in one voice, our communications will sound, read, and look unmistakably like Rotary. This will give our audiences a better understanding of who we are. Together, we can show the world that we’re people of action.

Your District 7070 Public Image Committee asked one of our committee members, Rob MacArthur of the Rotary Club of Port Hope to be our "Public Image Public Investigator" to take a look at your club website and social media accounts. We asked Rob to sum up what he found and offer some suggestions to help your club. Here is Rob's look at our Rotary clubs in District 7070.....

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. We share a unique passion for taking action to improve their communities and the world to create lasting change. Telling your People of Action stories in a meaningful, coordinated way builds the public’s understanding of who you are and what you 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?”



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 ........

December 20, 2020 for the Online Rotary Concert for Feed The Need - Come Be A Sponsor

The Bowmanville Rotary Club is gearing up for its third annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham - the showcase that features great music from across the region. This year, the Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood Clubs are co-presenting, so this is truly becoming a regional event.

This year's concert will feature more than 20 performers from all different genres, all donating their their time and talents to raise funds for Feed the Need in Durham, which distributes food to its 62 members agencies like food banks, shelters, schools, soup kitchens and more

This year, because of Covid, the need has never been greater. And because of Covid, we’ll also be holding the concert on-line -- as a facebook live event, with donations encouraged through a link on-line.......




New Webinar Series To Explore Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


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Throughout 2020-2021, Rotary will host a webinar series to explore diversity, equity, and inclusion. Registration will be announced eight weeks prior to each webinar, and recordings will be posted here. Topics are subject to change.

Here is the First one: TOPIC -  Design an Inclusive Plan for Your Organization - Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, and we’re committed to reflecting the communities we serve by being inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities. So, we need to take action. Before we can effect real change, we need to create a plan that welcomes all people, extends to all activities, and has measurable results. Join us to explore how you can create an inclusion framework for your organization.  Watch the Recording here.

For more details on the topics, please Read more........

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.

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.......

Upcoming Events
District 7070 Foundation Walk
Oct 01, 2020 – Dec 01, 2020 12:00 AM
New Members Zoom Gettogether - November 25th 2020
Nov 25, 2020
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Toronto Skyline - The Walking Dead Trivia Contest
ZOOM Meeting
Nov 30, 2020
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District Conference Committee
Dec 01, 2020
Presidents Meetings December
Dec 07, 2020
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AG Meeting December
Dec 07, 2020
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'Tuesday Talks' December - Environmental Action
Dec 08, 2020
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D7070 Grow Rotary Workshop Rebrief - Dec 9th
Dec 09, 2020
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District Governor Application Deadline
Dec 18, 2020
Deadline for Club Presidential Selection
Dec 19, 2020
District Leadership Team-December
Dec 21, 2020 6:00 PM
Presidents Meetings January
Jan 04, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
AG Meeting January
Jan 04, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Conference Committee
Jan 05, 2021
'Tuesday Talks' January-Public Image
Jan 12, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Governor Interviews
Jan 13, 2021
District 7070 RLI Part 2 Jan. 13th, 20th, 27th 2021
Jan 13, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Assistant Governors Training
Jan 16, 2021
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
District 7070 RLI Part 2 Jan. 13th, 20th, 27th 2021
Jan 20, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
District 7070 Grow Rotary Workshop - Jan 23rd
Jan 23, 2021
9:30 AM – 11:15 AM
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