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 Ron Dick's May 2022 Newsletter

In his May 2022 Newsletter, District Governor Ron Dick reminds us that May is Youth Services Month and highlights some of the many programs our Rotary District 7070 Clubs offer to our youth: Rotary Youth Exchange is back in District 7070; Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium;  and Youth -to-Youth Engagement from Rotary Honouring Indigenous Peoples. He encourages everyone to register today for the Rotary District Conference May 13-15, just 2 weeks away.........

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's May 2022 Newsletter

In Shekhar Mehta's  May 2022 Newsletter, he talks about the success of Each One Bring One; the Rotary International Convention in Houston; his final Presidential conference in June ( focusing on Peace) ; the tremendous difference Rotary is making in Ukraine; and concludes with the fact that Rotary will always be on the side of the peaceful resolution of conflict and providing aid and comfort to people in need.......

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation John Germ's May 2022 Newsletter

In his May 2022 message to Rotarians, from John Germ, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation , said, "As an engineer, I have been proud to see my blueprints transformed into great structures and facilities. But perhaps I am even prouder of how together in Rotary we have engineered a better world — measurably, step by step, project by project. In Rotary, we can all be engineers of hope, building a better future for the next generation" as he talked about our many projects of The Rotary Foundation such as PolioPlus and helping to end malaria in Malawi. 

Rotary International Vice-President & Director Valarie Wafer's May 2022 Newsletter

In her May 2022 Newsletter, written from Manilla, Philippines, where she and mark are attending their District conference, Rotary International Vice-President and Director and Valarie Wafer talks about her recent activities: Rotary International Board meetings, the Council on Legislation, and the many District Conferences she is attending. She notes that polio immunization , part of the 3 H program started in the Philippines. She hopes to see many from our District in Houston at the RI Convention and the Beyond Borders Rotary Roundup. She encourages all of us to look to May and June as a chance to revisit goals set with a final push to achievement: Each One Bring One, Do More Grow More, Rotary Days of Service and Foundation Giving ..........



Rotary Statement on the War Against Ukraine

Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation stand with the United Nations General Assembly in expressing grave concern at “the ongoing human rights and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, in particular at the reports of violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law by the Russian Federation.”

As a global humanitarian organization, Rotary takes a proactive stance toward peacemaking by addressing the underlying causes of conflict.

We support recent UN General Assembly resolutions calling for an immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of Russian military forces from Ukraine. This aligns with Rotary’s deep commitment to promoting peace through dialogue and conflict resolution.

We are working beside our partners in the international relief community to help provide resources to the more than 10 million Ukrainian refugees forced to flee the field of battle.

Rotary International Board of Directors

Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees


Rotary Responds to the Crisis in Ukraine

At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship caused by the war in Ukraine. We’re using our deep networks and decades of experience to take swift action in the region.

Find out more about what Rotary is doing and how you can support relief efforts.

How we are taking action.....

2022 Council on Legislation elevates equity and inclusion, approves dues increase

Representatives to the 2022 Council on Legislation (including our very own Past District Governor Bill MacKay from Belleville) voted overwhelmingly on their first day of sessions to add “equity and inclusion” to Rotary International bylaws, affirming the organization’s continued effort to be inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities, and to reflect the communities it serves. The four-day conference, held in Chicago, Illinois, USA on April 10- 14, 2022 marked Rotary’s first successful attempt to host a hybrid international event since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. About 520 representatives represented Rotary districts around the world; about 60% attended in-person, and the rest participated via Zoom.......

Second Annual Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup 2022 - Another District 7070 Success

On Saturday, April 23, thousands of Rotarians & Non-Rotarians, on both sides of the Canadian and U.S. border, rolled up their sleeves and collected refuse along the shoreline and many waterway tributaries to the Great Lakes basin. Rotary Clubs in District 7070 , right here in south central Ontario to led the way on April 23 as a Rotary Day of Service as they invited friends and family to help support one of Rotary's areas of focus: Supporting The Environment. This is a great example of ROTARY IN ACTION and brings considerable community attention to the importance of ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY.  We were joined by 100's of other Clubs from neighbouring Districts surrounding the Great Lakes.  This was our day to show 'Rotary in Action' on a massive scale, as we promoted 'Environmental Sustainability' within our communities.  Thank you to District 7070 Chair of the Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup 2022,  Dan Coombes, for getting our clubs in action .......... 

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zoomed Again in 2021-22! - Thank you for your Participation
In 2020-21 and again in 2021-22, we are stayed with our Rotary Leadership Institute programming in the virtual format as a result of the pandemic. Although we all appreciate that videoconference will never replace the personal connection that we get from meeting face-to-face, we still had 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 benefitted from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. Stay tuned for more information as we look forward to presenting Rotary Leadership Institute 2022-23 staring in the fall of 2022. .....
Tuesday Talks - May 10 - Honouring Indigenous Peoples - Register TODAY

Please REGISTER TODAY and join us for our May 10, 2020  Tuesday Talks  as we introduce you to a new and unique exhibition of Indigenous history and culture in Muskoka; Misko-Aki; Confluence of Cultures.  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 our region.  Learn how you and your Rotary club can engage in this exciting new approach. We will hear from Tim Johnson, Project Director; Gary Getson, Board Chair;  Rick McGraw, Director & Chair Revitalization Project; and Bill Empey, District 7070 Coordinator for Honouring Indigenous Peoples. This is a "not to miss" presentation....Please Read more.......

May is Youth Services Month

What Is your Rotary Club doing to focus on Youth Service in May 2022 and every month of the Rotary year? May is Youth Services Month when Rotary Clubs, around the world, and right here in District 7070, focus on youth services: Rotaract, Interact, RYLS (Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium), Youth Exchange and also in our District - Earlyact. Read more for how YOU can help.....

Call for Nominations for Donald MacRae Peace Award - May 31, 2022 Deadline

Do you know a Rotarian or Rotary organization that deserves plaudits for the international work it does?  Every year, a Rotarian or Rotary organization is celebrated in each of our Zones for outstanding achievement consistent with the ideals expressed in the Fourth Object of Rotary: “The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through humanitarian activity of international significance. Each Rotary Club and District in Zones 28 and 32 is encouraged every year to nominate a candidate for the Donald MacRae Peace Award. Is this the year for you to honor one of your Rotarians?....

Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones "Imagine Rotary Canada Tour" - Join Us in Toronto on July 5 for our Multi-District Celebrations - UPDATE

Here is a letter directly from Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones talking about her July 2022 Imagine Rotary Canada Tour and a note from our District Governor Ron Dick:



Your Club's Website Refresh Program - Spots Are Still Open for the year and NEXT for the Half-Back Rebate Incentive

To Rotarians in District 7070:

In the 2019-2020 Rotary Year, many Rotarians and Rotaractors of District 7070 participated to complete the new 3-year strategic plan.  A recent District wide survey reconfirmed and refined the Strategic Actions under the following four categories:


To assist the Rotary Clubs of District 7070 achieve their Strategic Action goals, the District Public Relations Committee is introducing a Rotary Club ClubRunner Website Refresh Program and Promotional Discount, still available for your club in 2021-22.  And the program is going to be available in 2022-23 too. Please Read more......



Rotary Changeover Training on Clubrunner- Starts May 5

Gear up for your upcoming role this year!  We’re excited to announce our Changeover Training Series for 2022! To help better prepare you for this upcoming year, we're holding a series of free webinars to help you brush up on your ClubRunner skills and knowledge. Join us for these in-depth webinars starting on May 5th and continuing until May 21st 2022. New this year, we’re offering both beginner and advanced level webinars for certain modules. These training sessions are open to all ClubRunner users at no cost.....

Empowering Girls District Champions

What does it mean when we talk about Empowering Girls? Why is it so important to Leave No Girl Behind?  This Rotary year, President Shekar took the important first step in creating an Empowering Girls Presidential Initiative to open the door to this very important conversation. Rotarians across our Zones stepped up to the plate to work with clubs and Rotary members of all ages to share, work together, and support clubs and Districts to Empower Girls.  Not only were new initiatives started, we started to look at our existing projects and community partners as to how we can support women and girls, not only from an international perspective, but in our own back yards.....

District 7070 Softball Tournament - Cancelled for 2022 

The Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. was hoping to host an inaugural Rotary softball fundraiser tournament . However, due to the lack of teams, the 2022 version has been cancelled. Let's try to have a tournament in 2023. If you want to help organize the 2023 tournament, please contact Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. Secretary Mark Blackmore at or call/text at 905 626 8742 !

Mark Blackmore


Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S.

call/text 905 626 8742

"Try...  Learn...  Grow...  Repeat."

Rotary At The Toronto Pride Parade  - June 26, 2022 - You Can March In The Parade With Rotary

Members of the Rotary family (and their friends and family!) are invited to march in a spirit of celebration and inclusion in the Pride Toronto Parade on Sunday, June 26,2022!  We have secured a marching permit for up to 100 people, and we're working on fabulous t-shirts that can be worn by both marchers and observers.  Please register in the Event section of the District 7070 website so we know how many people to expect! This will also give us a way to communicate with you as more event details become available. Those who are not members of Rotary Clubs in District 7070 can register as guests.  We hope you will join us! Questions? Please us know via email. Thanks!

Your Rotary Pride 2022 Committee,

Karen Somerville,  Rotary Club of Toronto East

Jeff Dobson, President of the Rotary Club of Toronto 

Mary Lou Harrison, 2018-19 District Governor & Member of the Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise

Can Am Curling 2023 - Save The Date

Are you a Curler?  We are searching for Rotarians who enjoy the sport of Curling.  We want to share the fellowship and keen competition of Rotary Curling. Because of the pandemic the last two seasons have been difficult in the curling community with lockdowns and social distancing requirements.  It has been the same for Rotary Curling.  The Biannual Rotary Worlds in Madison Wisconsin and the annual Can Am bonspiels in Peterborough and Grimsby were cancelled. The Rotary World Championships were held in Dumfries Scotland  April  8 to 15 this year.  Hopefully this fall and winter will bring a better curling season.  The Rotary Club of Grimsby plans to host the CanAm Bonspiel Thursday February 2 to Saturday February 4, 2023. Please save the date!.....



District 7070 Conference 2022 - May 13 to 15 - REGISTER TODAY


MAY 13 - MAY 15, 2022

Rotarians, Spouses and Guests - Full Package: Registration - $299.00 

Register today         Show this video at a club meeting:

Please Read more........

Discover New Horizons at the June 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston - Register TODAY

To the Rotary family here in District  7070,

Join us this year to explore what’s possible in Rotary, in Houston, and in yourself.

 Each year, Rotary members from all over the world come together to discover new opportunities to increase our impact, broaden our reach, and strengthen our ability to adapt for future success.

It’s also the perfect venue to find new ways to enhance your Rotary experience. Register right here.  

We are working to organize a special District 7070 celebration - details to follow.......

Rotary Roundup - June 5, 2022 - Our Zone 28 & 32 BBQ in Houston

Cost $95.00 US........ Register Here

Rotary Zone 28-32 Bermuda Cruise - Sept 1 to 6, 2022 -  Life Below Water - REGISTER TODAY - 

Cruise to Bermuda, September 1-6, 2022 Celebrating Life Below Water - Connecting the World Through Sustainability. This Rotary Zone 28 & 32 event is open to everyone – Rotarians and non-Rotarians – interested in having fun and learning more about Life Below Water......Please Read more...


Rotary Zone 28-32 - Life On land - Anchorage Alaska - Nov 3 to 5, 2022 - REGISTER TODAY

Rotary Zone 28 & 32 invite you to "Life On Land - Connecting the World Through Sustainability" in Anchorage Alaska from November 3 through 5, 2022 at the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa. Just announced - program speakers:   Please Read more...



In Memory of our Rotarians - May 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  May 2022 Newsletter

In his May 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, before the end of the Rotary year, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund and to the PolioPlus Fund, to the Disaster Response Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. .......

The Rotary Foundation District and Global Grant Qualification Modules & Quizzes On District Website for Rotary and Rotaract Clubs - BE SURE TO QUALIFY TODAY FOR 2022-23 - DEADLINE IS MAY 31, 2022

Currently (as ofApril 27), only six Clubs are qualified to participate in the Rotary Foundation’s Grants program for the 2022-23 Rotary year.  Alliston, Newmarket, North Scarborough, Toronto, Whitby Sunrise and Woodbridge have had at least 2 members take the three quizzes and submitted the MOU.  Another four Clubs, Bowmanville, Markham Unionville, Toronto Eglinton and Toronto West, have met the two member requirement, but have not submitted the MOU yet.. BE SURE TO QUALIFY BEFORE MAY31, 2022....... (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  In Pakistan, a new case of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) has been reported from North Waziristan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, with onset of paralysis on April 9.  It is the first reported WPV1 case from the country since January 2021. The isolated WPV1 is linked to virus isolated from an environmental sample from Bannu, in the same province, collected on April 5. Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta, WHO GPEI Director Aidan O’Leary and Dr Sarthak Das, Chief Executive Officer of the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance offer their views on what lessons and experiences from polio and malaria can be drawn for existing and future pandemics, in an op-ed published in Health Policy Watch.  Read it here.

Understanding The Role of Gender in Polio Eradication

The wild poliovirus still paralyzes children in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In those countries and many others, gender can play a role in vaccination efforts. It’s important to consider how mothers and fathers make decisions about their children’s health care and to understand who in a community is delivering immunizations, says Heather Monnet, external relations officer and gender focal point for polio eradication for the World Health Organization. Recognizing the importance of women who work in the polio program and dismantling gender-related barriers in order to reach all children with the polio vaccine are key to overcoming the remaining challenges to ending polio. Learn more about the part women play in polio immunization work.

Help Us Provide Polio Immunizations

When you make a contribution to Rotary’s polio eradication efforts, you help us reach vulnerable children with the polio vaccine and other essential health services. And with donations matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, your contribution goes even further toward ending polio and supporting healthy communities. DONATE TODAY

Rotary's Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-26 - Delivering On A Promise

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.


New diversity, equity, and inclusion courses

An inclusive club culture is one where everyone feels welcome. New courses in the Learning Center can help you cultivate this kind of environment by learning ways to assess and improve your club.

  • Building a welcoming environment starts with talking about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Discussing these topics takes time and isn’t always easy. The Creating an Inclusive Club Culture course will help your club have these discussions, evaluate your policies and practices, and make changes to create a more inclusive culture. .....

The APR 7, 2022 - New Members Zoom Get-Together - NOW Available on the Rotary District You Tube Channel

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


On Thursday April 7, 2022  the Rotary District 7070 Membership Committee is hosted their  fourth New Member Zoom get-together. There is always 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. We shared more Rotary basics and not-so-basics on the Zoom call. The recorded session will be of particular interest to members who have joined Rotary in the past two years. For more information, go to the Rotary District 7070 You Tube Channel and have a look.  Please Read more.....

"Grow Rotary Workshop" - PART 3 - on March 26, 2022 - Now Available on the Rotary District You Tube Channel

The path to a strong vibrant Rotary Club involves our Membership.  Membership is like a garden, to be strong and grow we nurture current members and plant the seeds for new members on an ongoing basis. 

On Saturday March 26, 2022 from 9:30 am to 11:10 am - the District Membership Committee hostedPart 3 of this year's “Grow Rotary Zoom Workshops”. We welcomed everyone to share how your Club is able to grow your membership.  There was lost of opportunities for questions and for attendees to share their own Club experiences and tips.  This informative and interactive workshop always generates discussion and sparks ideas to engage and inspire.  All Rotarians were welcome and we encouraged at least 3 from your club to attend so you can share the discussion and work on plans for strengthening your Club.  REGISTER NOW!

PUT MEMBERSHIP FRONT & CENTER IN YOUR CLUB. The You Tube video is available right here.

District 7070 has Clubs that are vibrant and growing…how are they doing that?  How are other Districts doing that?  This informative and interactive workshop  generated discussion and sparked ideas to engage and inspire. ..........

The "Grow Rotary Workshop" - PART 2 - on January 22, 2022  - Now Avaialble on the Rotary District 7070 You Tube Channel

The path to a strong vibrant Rotary Club involves our Membership.  Membership is like a garden, to be strong and grow we nurture current members and plant the seeds for new members on an ongoing basis. 

On Saturday January 22, 2022 from 9:30 am to 11:10 am - the District Membership Committee hosted Part 2 - “Grow Rotary Zoom Workshop”. We welcomed Rotarian Paul Elsley, Past President of the Kingston ON Rotary Club who shared how his Club was able to grow by 10+ members during the pandemic.  Here in the LINK to the You Tube video.  There is more.....

Are YOU Passionate About Membership and Growing Strong Clubs? - The District 7070 Membership Committee Wants YOU

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 Virginia O’Reilly 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.....



Ukranian Crisis - Shelterbox Canada Update from Moldova

Dear Rotarians in District  7070,

As the crisis in Ukraine continues, so does ShelterBox's response to this devastating conflict. I have just returned from Moldova where I was part of the response team working to support families both in Ukraine as well as those who have fled to neighbouring countries. I met with many families in Moldova who left their homes with nothing more than what they could carry. Some had to walk up to 80 kilometers to cross the border to safety. Many had leave family members behind. It is an incredibly devastating situation.......


Shelterbox Canada News for May 2022

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


Tuesday Talks - April 12, 2022 - Human Trafficking  - REPLAY NOW AVAILABLE

If you missed the Live presentation, please join our speakers Janice MacDonald - Acting Staff Sergeant of Operationsand Danielle McKeen -  Detective Constable, both from the Cobourg Police Service,  for this very informative Tuesday Talks on Human Trafficking. They provided a working definition of Human Trafficking, and showed us Signs to look for, the "red flags" , including the basic stages of grooming and they highlighted common risk factors for victims.  They discussed statistics both on a Provincial level as well as from a local perspective, the Criminal Code offences related to Human Trafficking and they touched upon why there is a failure for victims to come forward and additionally some of the limitations from a policing perspective when it comes to bringing these matters before the court.   To see the video, be sure to go to the Rotary District 7070 You Tube Channel.   Please Read more.....


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.......

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 Past President of the Rotary Club of Pickering. He can be reached at .   If you have a good news story, please send it to John. Here are some highlights .........

President Shekhar's Challenge To You - Has Your Club Planned A  Rotary Day of Service?

As part of his 2021-22 initiatives, Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta is encouraging clubs to plan and host a practical and action-oriented Rotary Day of Service. The event should address a challenge facing your community that fits in one or more of Rotary’s areas of focus and brings together volunteers from within and outside of Rotary. We’re halfway through the Rotary year. Has your club already risen to the challenge? 


Interested in helping our district youth?  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 - You Can Now Report 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.

2022 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium, May 26-29, 2022

Rotary District 7070 is excited to announce the 2022 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium, May 26-29, 2022 taking place at the beautiful Ganaraska Forest Centre, an environmentally sensitive, overnight outdoor education facility located in the heart of the majestic Ganaraska Forest just north of Port Hope!

The 3 night experience is geared toward youth between the ages of 17-23 and will offer an inspiring program: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Indigenous Culture, Hands-on Activities, Group Dynamics, Toastmasters/Public Speaking, Outdoor Survival and GPS Geocache adventures along with camp fires, friendship and tons of fun and learning!!!  Please Read more for all of the details....




Start Using the New "Easier-to-use" Brand Center templates

See what’s new in Rotary’s Brand Center:

We’re introducing new templates to make it easier for you to create official club logos and to customize ads, social media graphics, and brochures. Be sure to log in to MyRotary where you’ll find these templates in the Brand Center after February 15, 2022. With these updated templates, you can:

  • Select Rotary images to use — or upload your own

  • Easily crop photos and images

  • Quickly add text and headlines

  • Choose options for printing on your own or by a professional

  • When you use the new templates to create logos and promotional materials, you’ll be prompted to download your finished product. The materials you create won’t be saved in the Brand Center.

    And if you’ve recently created materials using current templates and saved them in the Brand Center, be sure to download your work before February 15, 2022. The current templates will no longer be available after that date.

The Power of the Rotary Logo - A Compelling Story

Charles Pretto, incoming governor of District 5340 in California, is getting asked about Rotary everywhere he goes, from his dental hygienist to grocery store clerks. He credits the lapel pin he started wearing that features the modern Rotary logo. Pretto explains how the logo, which has the word Rotary big next to the wheel, makes our organization more identifiable. Read Pretto's post in Rotary Voices. ........

Tips on Placing Your New Stories

In 2021, Rotary’s Communications team secured more than 300 news stories in a variety of international media outlets. Those stories focused on Rotary’s efforts to end polio, support COVID-19 mitigation and vaccination efforts, protect the environment, and empower girls. Making Rotary’s impact more visible helps the organization connect with people who don’t know about Rotary. It also inspires more engagement, participation, and support. So when you’re working with journalists to identify timely and relevant stories that convey Rotary’s impact in a compelling way, make sure your story pitch includes as many of these elements as possible: ......

Want help With Your Club's Public Image ? Just Ask The Rotary Public Image Committee

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 their 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....

Rotary Public Image Tips To Boost Your Club's Online Presence - Try These Tips - And We Can Help Too - Just Ask

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

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 and some outstanding tips how you can increase your club's public image.....

Attention Rotarians and Rotaractors: We Invite You to Join our Public Image Committee and 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:........

Rotary Club of Courtice  - 20th Anniversary - April 22 - A Spectacular Event

To The District 7070 Rotary family:

Since 2002 the Rotary Club of Courtice has dedicated itself to supporting families, community organizations and community projects in Clarington, the Durham Region and around the world. With the support of our sponsor the Rotary Club of Bowmanville, we have worked tirelessly to uphold the Rotary Mantra of “Service above Self”, while following the guiding principles of the “Rotary Four Way Test”. After twenty years of action to build better local, international and global communities, we will be hosting an Anniversary celebration of Rotarians and Community Members.....



Our New Club Visioning Model - A Tool to Plan Beyond Tomorrow

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 ........

Meet the New District 7070 Technology Team - Here to Help Your Club

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.......

See What's New in Rotary's Learning Center

Have you seen the improvements we've made in Rotary's Learning Center?  Log in to MyRotary and ...

  • Check out the new home page with course catalogs organized by topic to help you find courses more easily. 


Email with questions. 

Kind regards, 
Rotary's Learning and Development Team

Be Sure To Use the Newly Refreshed Rotary District 7070 Website - As A Resource for Your Club

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.

Get Your Club Zooming into Hybrid - Here's How - from the Tuesday Talk Special Tech Edition -  Watch It on the District 7070 You Tube ChannelWatch on the District 7070 You Tube Channel

We've been zooming along for a while now.  Many of our clubs are looking forward to re-connecting in person.  But what if some of your club members have truly embraced remote meetings?  The next era of Rotary meetings are hybrid's.  That's right, a combination of in person and remote.  It's another new frontier! If you want to learn how to run great hybrid meeting so everyone is present, either remotely or in the room, please watch this special edition of Tech Tuesday Talks.  You'll hear from seasoned Rotarians who will show and tell what it takes to make a hybrid meeting great.  Learn from those in the know, best practices for sharing presentations, speakers, voice and background.  Gain from the experience of others.  Questions you may have, like "can you just put a laptop at the front of the room or do you need special technology or hardware?"  "Is it costly?"  "How "techy" does one need to be to run a hybrid meeting?"  Join us for answers to these and many other questions so your club can zoom into the frontier of hybrid Rotary meetings. The future is bright - it's hybrid!  Watch it on the Rotary District You Tube Channel today  . Please Read more to see the video.....


Will Your Club Receive The Rotary Citation In  2021-22 ? - Here's How

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.......

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.....

Upcoming Events
Tuesday Talks - Honouring Indigenous Peoples
ZOOM Meeting
May 10, 2022
6:45 PM – 8:00 PM
D7070 District Conference
Courtyard by Marriott
May 13, 2022 – May 15, 2022
District 7070 Conference - Be a Driver for Change
May 13, 2022 6:00 PM –
May 15, 2022 1:00 PM
Distrcit Assembly
Courtyard by Marriott Oshawa
May 15, 2022
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
District Leadership Team Meeting #11
May 16, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Public image meeting
May 19, 2022 7:00 PM
Assistant Governors Meeting #11
May 23, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Durham Presidents Meeting
Jun 06, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Tuesday Talks
Jun 14, 2022
6:45 PM – 8:00 PM
PDG Meeting
Jun 15, 2022
District Leadership Team Meeting #12
Jun 20, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Rotary at Pride Toronto Parade 2022
Church and Bloor Streets
Jun 26, 2022
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Assistant Governors Meeting #12
Jun 27, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Rotary District 7070 Foundation Walk
Heber Downs Conservation area/ Cullen Gardens
Sep 25, 2022
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