News from Honouring Indigenous People

Posted by Bill Empey - Honouring Indigenous People, Rotary District 7070 Coordinator

Here is the latest Honouring Indigenous People Rotary News and Events, projects, blogs, photos, films, and resources. There are many major initiatives and resources available to you and your Rotary club. Your Club can help.  Our District 7070 Action Committee's Areas of Focus Coordinator is Bill Empey from the Rotary Club of Toronto   If you have a good news story, or want to help starting a project, please contact Bill. Here are some news highlights .........

News from Honouring Indigenous People Bill Empey - Honouring Indigenous People, Rotary District 7070 Coordinator 2024-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's August 2024 Newsletter

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Current Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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In his August 2024 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to set and meet their club and personal goals and make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund, the PolioPlus Fund, the Disaster Response Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. Are you a member of the Paul Harris Society OR the PolioPlus Society? Find out how.........

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's August 2024 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Current Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2024-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News 

Posted by Ally Buck, Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada

Please welcome  Ally Buck, the Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada. She is looking forward to getting to know the Rotary Clubs and Rotarians that support ShelterBox. She is originally from Pictou County, Nova Scotia where she attended the Nova Scotia Community College’s Social Services/Community Development program. In 2018 she relocated to Kingston, Ontario to attend Queen’s University where she graduated with her BA in Global Development Studies last June.

 Here's is her latest newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News  Ally Buck, Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada 2024-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

August is Membership & New Club Development Month

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August is Membership and New Club Development Month, when Rotary Clubs, around the world focus on membership in Rotary. Does your club have a plan? Are you executing your own plan to invite your friends and business associates to join your Rotary Club and keep them engaged?  It’s time. Time to celebrate your Rotary club, your members, and the good you do in your community and around the world. Tell everyone and ask them to join.

There are many ways to join in the celebration, but here are a few activities to get you started:

  • Say it loud, say it proud! Let everyone in your social network know that you are a proud member by changing your Twitter and Facebook profile to the I’m a Proud Member I’m a Proud Rotaractor, or I am a Proud Interactor graphic. Copy and save the graphic as your profile picture for August.

  • Exchange ideas. Do you have successful membership strategies that have worked well in your community? Share them on the Membership Best Practices Discussion Group.

  • We Are Rotary. Using the hashtag #WeAreRotary, post photos to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Vine of your club members at work in your community or abroad to show how Rotary makes a positive impact in the world.

  • Making a difference. Rotary clubs are known for the high-impact service projects they undertake locally and globally. Share stories about your service projects and how they improve lives on Rotary Showcase. Be sure to follow us on Facebook Twitter, and Instagram to see what Rotary members around the world are doing to celebrate Membership Month.

  • What does Rotary mean to you? Rotary members have pushed polio to the brink of eradication, delivered clean water to those in need, improved their local communities, provided scholarships to the next generation of peacemakers, and continued to do good in the world......

 

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The  August 2024 video from Christine Etienne, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 

Posted by Christine Etienne, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32
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To embrace current technology and to be a resource to all members of Zone’s 28/32, the current newsletter has been transitioned to an interactive blog style format that will be managed and moderated by the Zone leadership team. Look for the "In The Zone" August 2024 video from Christine Etienne, our Rotary International Director,  in the August 2024 District 7070 Newsletter as they focus on         ..

Editor's Note : When Chris' "In The Zone"  August 2024 video is available, it will be inserted into the District 7070 August Newsletter that appears on our Rotary District 7070 website and also on the Rotary Zone 28 and 32 website . ....... Please Read more...

The August 2024 video from Christine Etienne, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 Christine Etienne, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32 2024-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Mark Daniel Maloney's August 2024 Newsletter Mark Daniel Maloney, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2024-25 2024-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Stephanie Urchick's August 2024 Message Stephanie Urchick, Rotary International President 2024-25 2024-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
District Governor Virginia O'Reilly's  August 2024 Newsletter Virginia O'Reilly , District 7070 Governor , 2024-254 2024-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE AUGUST 2024 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE

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 even more of the latest news about Rotary here in southern Ontario and around the world. 

 

REMINDERS FOR EVERYONE:

Send In Your Stories and Photos for the Next Edition:

Please send your Rotary Club stories (deadline is always 4 days prior to the end of the month) to our District  Public Image Chair, Dave Andrews at  dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com

A suggestion to the  District Leadership Team, Assistant Governors and Committee Chairs : Send in a story about what your committee is doing and tell our clubs how they can connect with you. 

A suggestion to 2024-25 Club Presidents: There is a place in the Newsletter for News from Clubs. What have you accomplished that you would like to announce to everyone in the District?

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH. YOU CAN CLICK ON EACH TOPIC TO READ THE WHOLE STORY RIGHT HERE IN THE INDEX ....

NEWSLETTERS:

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:
 
TO VIEW THE REST OF THE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........
 
WELCOME TO THE AUGUST 2024 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2024-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotaractors now have access to Rotary Club Central

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Rotaractors now have access to Rotary Club Central — Rotary’s free and easy-to-use goal planning and tracking platform. Club leaders can use the tool to add and track goals, while club members can track their club’s progress. Rotaract clubs can also earn this year’s Rotaract Club Excellence Award (formerly the Rotary Citation*) by entering their goals directly into Rotary Club Central.

It’s not too late to start planning your club’s future. Determine what your club wants to achieve and then go to Rotary Club Central (rcc.rotary.org) to set annual goals that can help your club reach its vision.

*Immediate past officers: still have the details from your paper form? You can also log in, switch back to 2023-24 and enter your goals and achievements to help add to your club's historical data!

Rotaractors now have access to Rotary Club Central 2024-07-23 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute - for 2024-25 - Parts I, II and III  - REGISTER TODAY 

Posted by Susan Hunter, , Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute
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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.  This is your opportunity to learn more about Rotary and share your ideas with other Rotarians, and it is a great learning experience for newer Rotarians, for your incoming Board of Directors, and for any Rotarian who wants to learn more about Rotary. For the 2024-2025 Rotary year, we are pleased to announce the dates for the Fall and Spring programs. Please REGISTER TODAY for our September Start. Here is more of the story........

Rotary Leadership Institute - for 2024-25 - Parts I, II and III  - REGISTER TODAY  Susan Hunter, , Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2024-07-22 04:00:00Z 0

New Radio Ads Available

“We Are Rotary” and “Vaccinating Every Child Under Five,” two new radio ads that show the public who we are and what we do, are now available in the Brand Center. You can download the ads in various formats for your promotional campaigns. “We Are Rotary” shows how our members solve problems and address community needs and invites others to take action with us. “Vaccinating Every Child Under Five” publicizes the effectiveness of vaccines and the steadfast work Rotary and our partners do to eradicate polio. To get both, go to the Brand Center and search for radio ads.

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10 tips for finding partners for your service initiatives

Posted by Programs and Engagement staff, Rotary International

Rotary and Rotaract clubs can get more done when we partner with outside organizations and use our combined strengths to increase our impact. But how do you get organizations to work with your club? RI’s Service and Engagement staff members recently compiled 10 tips to help club leaders find and secure partners, including these:

  • Commit to bold ideas.

  • Use the district resource network and other experts to refine your ideas.

  • Start with a small project and collect data to prove your concept to large donors, nonprofits, and government agencies that can help scale up your initiative.

Get these and other tips in the Rotary Service in Action blog.

10 tips for finding partners for your service initiatives Programs and Engagement staff, Rotary International 2024-07-22 04:00:00Z 0

RI President Stephanie A. Urchick Promotes Peace

Stephanie A. Urchick, 2024-25 Rotary International president, is asking district and club leaders to focus on peace this year and build on Rotary’s long history of peacebuilding. Connect with others who are committed to this cause at the 2025 Rotary Presidential Peace Conference, Healing in a Divided World. Urchick will lead this special one-time event in Istanbul, Türkiye, 20-22 February. Topics will include peace in a polarized world; making peace last; technology, media, and peacebuilding; and environmental issues in peacebuilding. The conference will also recognize the launch of our newest Rotary Peace Center, in partnership with Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul. Learn more.

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A New Club Role, More Support for Rotary’s Young Leaders

Rotary and Rotaract clubs can now designate a Programs for Young Leaders contact. And Interact club presidents can (with a parent’s consent) complete an optional self-registration form to receive resources and support directly from Rotary International. Both of these changes will help clubs and youth programs expand and grow stronger in part by enabling RI to distribute tools and information to club contacts. The Programs for Young Leaders contacts will stay connected with all of the youth programs their club sponsors, amplifying participants’ ideas and input and advocating for safe, inclusive programs. They will also serve as the main contact for any Interact clubs their club sponsors, attend Interact meetings, and find opportunities for Interactors to attend the sponsor club’s meetings and activities. Learn more about the Programs for Young Leaders contact. .... 

A New Club Role, More Support for Rotary’s Young Leaders 2024-07-22 04:00:00Z 0

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

You are invited to view all of the WASHRAG  / WASH Rag Newsletters at  https://wash-rag.org/page/news  .  
 
Visit us at: https://wash-rag.org .  Download their WASHRAG  FAQ Flyer right HERE.
 
View their videos at: WASH Rotary Action Group YouTube Channel.    Click HERE to read their latest blog.
 
Click HERE to lear about the WASHRAG Ambassador Program.    Download a WASHRAG Powerpoint Program HERE and show it at your club.
 
Follow us on Facebook at: WASH Rotary Action Group .    Please Read more ......
News Update from the WASHRAG (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) Rotary Action Group 2024-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE JULY 2024 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE

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 even more of the latest news about Rotary here in southern Ontario and around the world. 

 

REMINDERS FOR EVERYONE:

Send In Your Stories and Photos for the Next Edition:

Please send your Rotary Club stories (deadline is always 4 days prior to the end of the month) to our District  Public Image Chair, Dave Andrews at  dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com

A suggestion to the  District Leadership Team, Assistant Governors and Committee Chairs : Send in a story about what your committee is doing and tell our clubs how they can connect with you. 

A suggestion to 2024-25 Club Presidents: There is a place in the Newsletter for News from Clubs. What have you accomplished that you would like to announce to everyone in the District?

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH. YOU CAN CLICK ON EACH TOPIC TO READ THE WHOLE STORY RIGHT HERE IN THE INDEX ....

NEWSLETTERS:

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:
 
TO VIEW THE REST OF THE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........
 
WELCOME TO THE JULY 2024 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2024-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Stephanie Urchick's July 2024 Message

Posted by Stephanie Urchick, Rotary International President 2024-25
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In President Stephanie Urchick's  July 2024 Message, she talks about fostering a sense of inclusion and belonging in our clubs, Rotary's Action Plan, expanding our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, peacebuilding, the new peace centre at Bahcesehir, and the Feb 20-22, 2025 Presidential Peace Conference. She reminds us that we’re not going to bring peace to the world, end polio, or grow membership by waving a wand and saying some funny words. It’s up to you. You create the magic with every project completed, every dollar donated, and every new member inducted.........

Rotary International President Stephanie Urchick's July 2024 Message Stephanie Urchick, Rotary International President 2024-25 2024-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

The  July 2024 video from Christine Etienne, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 

Posted by Christine Etienne, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32
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To embrace current technology and to be a resource to all members of Zone’s 28/32, the current newsletter has been transitioned to an interactive blog style format that will be managed and moderated by the Zone leadership team. Look for the "In The Zone"  July 2024 video from Christine Etienne, our Rotary International Director,  in the July 2024 District 7070 Newsletter as they focus on         ..

When Chris' "In The Zone"  July 2024 video is available, it will be inserted into the District 7070 July Newsletter that appears on our Rotary District 7070 website and also on the Rotary Zone 28 and 32 website . ....... Please Read more...

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District Governor Virginia O'Reilly's  July 2024 Newsletter

Posted by Virginia O'Reilly , District 7070 Governor , 2024-254
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In her July 2024 Newsletter, District 7070 Governor Virginia O'Reilly talks about how honoured she is to follow a line of District Governors who continue to make a difference in the world, and pleased to serve as District Governor for Rotary International President Stephanie Urchick, with her theme "the Magic of Rotary" which is all of us, creating Magic, as we take part in and complete so many projects locally and internationally, and polio eradication in particular. She encourages us to make our clubs irresistible and share Rotary with more people. She is looking forward to meeting everyone on her official visits to our clubs, and encourages all of us to register today for a fabulous District Conference in October at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston.......      .  

District Governor Virginia O'Reilly's  July 2024 Newsletter Virginia O'Reilly , District 7070 Governor , 2024-254 2024-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
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July  is now Maternal and Child Health Month

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What Is your Rotary Club doing to focus on Maternal and Child Health in July 2024 ? Every day mothers risk their lives giving birth and millions of children die each year from treatable, preventable causes. At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, we provide immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improve access to essential medical services, and support trained health care providers for mothers and their children. Your Rotary projects ensure sustainability by empowering the local community to take ownership of health care training programs. Here is a challenge to your Rotary Club........

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"Learning Tuesdays" - For 2024-25 - Let's Learn More About Rotary - Together - For You and Your Club Members

There are lots of tips and tools of the trade when it comes to Public Image, Membership, The Rotary Foundation and Governance, when it comes to you and your Rotary or Rotaract club. This is exactly what we have in store for you.

On Tuesdays, on a monthly basis , we will be presenting learning opportunities, in one-hour zoom sessions, for you and your club members, to help you with many ways that you can learn more about Rotary and really help your club.

In 2024-25, we will have 9 sessions ( No sessions in the months: July, December & June) with sessions allocated as follows:  2 sessions on Governance; 2 sessions on Membership; 1 session on The Rotary Foundation; and 1 session on Public Image. Watch the District 7070 Calendar for the time and date. Stay tuned for more details, these sessions are being developed as we speak. 

"Learning Tuesdays" - For 2024-25 - Let's Learn More About Rotary - Together - For You and Your Club Members 2024-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Learning 2024-25 Description Form

Posted by Iosif Ciosa, Chair District 7070 Learning Committee

To District 7070 Committees:       From: Committee Chair: Iosif Ciosa

Learning 2024-25 Description Form : Please use the 2023-24 form until a new one is developed. 

Here is the 2023-24 Learning Description Form that we would like you to fill out and sent to Iosif Ciosa when you create the learning event that we will put on the District Website.

You may attach pictures, flyers, artwork or graphics (please make sure that pictures or graphics are not copywritten and are royalty free).

Please Read more to see the form.....

Learning 2024-25 Description Form Iosif Ciosa, Chair District 7070 Learning Committee 2024-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Here is Our Rotary District 7070 Learning Action Plan for 2024-25

Posted by Iosif Ciosa, Past District Governor and District 7070 Learning Chair
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Welcome to your Rotary District 7070 Learning in the 2024-25 Rotary year. The District 7070 Learning committee is bringing all learning sessions under one umbrella.

  • The learining sessions (events) on the district website are one colour – red

  • A form to be used by our District Committees when putting together a training/learning session to tell you all about the learning session. This form (see the attached form in the next story in this newsletter) will be sent to Iosif and to Bob Wallace posting on to the District website

  • We have also created  a NEW  section in the Monthly District Newsletter that will show the learning session in the upcoming month

  • District Governor Virginia O'Reilly will also add any learning sessions to his weekly message. 

Please Read more to see just some of the future learning sessions already planned for YOU....

Here is Our Rotary District 7070 Learning Action Plan for 2024-25 Iosif Ciosa, Past District Governor and District 7070 Learning Chair 2024-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
The Weekly Update on Polio Eradication from Rotary & GPEI - Global Polio Eradication Initiative 2024-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

In Memory of our Rotarians 

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 dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com .....

 

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Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Mark Daniel Maloney's July 2024 Newsletter

Posted by Mark Daniel Maloney, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2024-25
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In the Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation (and Rotary International Past President) Mark Daniel Maloney's July 2024 Newsletter, Mark talks about the Rotary Foundation being the engine that drives Rotary  and it is you an I and our 1.4 million members that make The Rotary Foundation powerful. He reminds us that it it you are who are members of Rotary, are also part of the Rotary Foundation that implements global grants to build sustainable systems for clean water and sanitation where there are none. You and I help train peacebuilders in a world plagued by unrest. And through supporting the Foundation, you and I help people rebuild their lives after natural disasters. He asks us to remember that magic doesn’t happen on its own, which is why mark is counting on our support and engagement this year. To accomplish more good throughout the world, the Foundation trustees have set an ambitious fundraising goal of $500 million for 2024-25. Achieving this goal will require the support of everyone reading this message. It will also help us reach our goal of building the Endowment Fund to $2.025 billion by 2025. Mark has developed "Mark’s Magical Markers" — a set of specific targets to help us achieve our overall goals. The first Magical Marker focuses on personal commitment, particularly to the Annual Fund, which supports the grants, scholarships, and vocational training teams that make the magic happen. Please contribute what you can to the Annual Fund no later than August 31, 2024. (to be continued)  .......

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Mark Daniel Maloney's July 2024 Newsletter Mark Daniel Maloney, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2024-25 2024-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's July 2024 Newsletter

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Current Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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In his July 2024 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to set and meet their club and personal goals and make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund, the PolioPlus Fund, the Disaster Response Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. Are you a member of the Paul Harris Society OR the PolioPlus Society? Find out how.........

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's July 2024 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Current Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2024-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Elect Stephanie Urchick Announces her 2024-25 Presidential Theme - Plus Links to the Key Speeches from the International Assembly - NOW Available

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Rotary International President-elect Stephanie Urchick announced that the 2024-25 presidential theme is The Magic of Rotary and called on members to recognize and amplify the organization’s power to save lives. “Don’t misunderstand me – we are not going to end polio or bring peace to the world by waving a wand and saying some funny words,” Urchick told incoming district governors at the Rotary International Assembly on  January 8, 2024. “It’s up to you. You create the magic with every project completed, every dollar donated, and every new member.”

Watch the theme address  HERE ......

Rotary International President Elect Stephanie Urchick Announces her 2024-25 Presidential Theme - Plus Links to the Key Speeches from the International Assembly - NOW Available 2024-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News 

Posted by Ally Buck, Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada

Please welcome  Ally Buck, the new Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada. She is looking forward to getting to know the Rotary Clubs and Rotarians that support ShelterBox. She is originally from Pictou County, Nova Scotia where she attended the Nova Scotia Community College’s Social Services/Community Development program. In 2018 she relocated to Kingston, Ontario to attend Queen’s University where she graduated with her BA in Global Development Studies last June.

 Here's is her latest newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News  Ally Buck, Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada 2024-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

The District 7070  Rotary Family and Friends Marched In The Toronto Pride Parade on June 30, 2024 

Posted by Shauna Moore, Chair , Rotary District 7070 D E I Committee
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Members of the Rotary family (and their friends and family!) walked in a spirit of celebration and inclusion in the Pride Toronto Parade today, June 30, 2024!

Our participation is more than just a celebration of Rotary's commitment to and action on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. It is a message of support to people around the world, including in our own organization, who cannot fully be and express who they are without fear of discrimination, violence, imprisonment, and even death.

Thank you to Shauna Moore and her Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Rotary District 7070 Committee for making this possible.

 

The District 7070 Rotary Family and Friends Marched In The Toronto Pride Parade on June 30, 2024 Shauna Moore, Chair , Rotary District 7070 D E I Committee 2024-06-30 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Scarborough 's LIVE Interview with Rotary international president Stephanie Urchick - June 25, 2025 - Recording NOW AVAILABLE 

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On Tuesday, June 25, 2024, Rotary International President Stephanie Urchick , joined Rotary Club of Scarborough President Nevine Yassa, at their regular weekly meeting for a candid sit down question and answer session, just 7 days before Stephanie takes over as president of Rotary international. We could ask her anything we wanted.  It truly was a unique interactive opportunity to engage with Stephanie in real-time, as we asked her questions, share insights, and delved into the magic of Rotary.  Stephanie Urchick, a dedicated member of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA, will assume the role of RI President in 2024-25 on July 1, 2024.  It was quite an afternoon of dialogue and discovery as we conversed with Stephanie Urchick, delving into her vision for Rotary's future and exploring the transformative power of service.  Stephanie brought with her a wealth of experience and a passion for service that has shaped Rotary's global impact. With her theme "The Magic of Rotary," Stephanie invited us to explore the transformative power of service and community engagement. The recording is now on the Rotary District7070 You Tube Page......

Rotary Club of Scarborough 's LIVE Interview with Rotary international president Stephanie Urchick - June 25, 2025 - Recording NOW AVAILABLE 2024-06-29 04:00:00Z 0
3 Actions to Impact Public Image Today - Join Rotary Zone 28 & 32 Public Image Co-ordinators on July 29, 2024 2024-06-29 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary and UNICEF celebrate milestone

Rotary and UNICEF observed a momentous milestone on 31 January: Rotary’s cumulative support to UNICEF reached US$1 billion. This successful partnership has worked to reduce polio cases by 99.9% since 1988 and remains committed to continuing efforts to make the world polio-free. UNICEF issued a video thanking Rotary’s 1.4 million members for their dedication to eradicating polio. Use this video to share with prospective members and the public the kind of work Rotary members do around the world!

Share the UNICEF video

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Growth trend: Rotary Voices Podcast

Podcasts have soared in popularity in the last decade in part because they provide opportunities for unfiltered connection and community-building. The global audience for podcasts is expected to reach 504 million listeners this year, almost double what it was in 2019, and the “Rotary Voices” podcast is part of this remarkable growth. Since its debut in May 2022, Rotary Voices has reached 250,000 listens and features interviews with thought leaders, Rotary news updates, and “read-alouds” from Rotary magazine. The podcast is a great way to engage others in Rotary and raise awareness and understanding of what we do. We encourage you to listen wherever you get your podcasts and to share episodes with colleagues, friends, and Rotary participants.

 

Access Rotary Voices Podcasts

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Take the new Rotary trademarks course

For a better understanding of Rotary’s trademarks and wordmarks, take the new “Using Rotary’s Trademarks” course in the Learning Center (but first log into My Rotary, then type "Using Rotary's Trademarks" in the search bar). The course uses specific examples to explain how your club, district, or other Rotary entity can correctly use Rotary names and trademarks. After taking this course, you’ll have more confidence using Rotary’s trademarks when you plan events, promote your club, and create branded merchandise.

Take the trademarks course

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Review your logos

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 Starting in November, all Rotary member pins sold by licensed vendors will feature current Rotary branding. Members can still wear the old “Legacy Emblem” logo pins, but won’t be able to buy them. The Legacy Emblem’s retirement is an ideal opportunity for clubs and districts to review their logos and promotional materials to ensure the correct logo and logo lockups are being used. Visit the Brand Center to ensure your club is using the Rotary logo and logo lockups correctly. Access Your Logos and graphics.

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Listen! We have two new radio ads

The Brand Center features two new radio ads that tell the public who we are and what we do. The “We Are Rotary” ad highlights how Rotary members solve problems and address community needs and invites others to take action with us. The “Vaccinating Every Child Under Five” ad reminds your community of the effectiveness of vaccines and the steadfast work to eradicate polio by Rotary and our partners. Consider asking radio stations in your community to air them! Download the ads. 

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NEW For 2024-25  - ROTARY CLUB EXCELLENCE AWARD (Replaces Citation)

The Rotary Club Excellence Award (formerly Rotary Citation) is the most important award for Rotary clubs. It recognizes clubs that pursue activities that support organizational priorities. The number of clubs that can earn this award is unlimited. A newly chartered club is not precluded from earning this award. 

Nomination process: A club officer selects at least 50% of the club goals in Rotary Club Central, achieves them with the club during the year, and reports the achievement in Rotary Club Central.

 Nomination period: Club officers set and achieve goals during their Rotary year. The achievement of the goals must be reported in Rotary Club Central by 30 June.

Eligibility criteria: Clubs must be in good financial standing, meaning they must pay both dues invoices and any balances in full within 60 days of receiving the invoice. Club must also show they have achieved at least 50% of the goals in Rotary Club Central. Even if clubs achieve these goals, they aren’t eligible if their achievement isn’t reported by 30 June.

Award type: Electronic certificate 

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More Ways How you can support #EndPolio

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  1. Start planning your 2024 World Polio Day event. Use the event guide in the Brand Center to help your club plan a successful event.

  2. Forward this email to other members in your club. Encourage people to subscribe to the End Polio Now newsletter and thank those who have already done so! To opt in to the newsletter, people can sign in to My Rotary and select MANAGE SUBSCRIPTIONS on the Newsletters page.

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World Immunization Week: A testament to Rotary’s commitment 2024-06-29 04:00:00Z 0

Dr. Peter Salk discusses immunizations and his father’s legacy

The announcement on 12 April 1955 that Dr. Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine was safe, effective, and potent showed that polio eradication was a possibility and cemented Salk’s legacy. His son, Dr. Peter Salk, is the president and director of the Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation as well as a professor of infectious diseases and microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health. Rotary magazine recently spoke with him to discuss immunizations and polio eradication.

Listen to the Rotary Voices episode

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Rotary Magazine interviews UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell

Since1988, when Rotary and UNICEF became two of the founding partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, The Rotary Foundation has donated US$1 billion to UNICEF — a milestone celebrated at an event in New York City in January. To mark the occasion, Rotary magazine interviewed UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell about what that funding supports, why Rotary and UNICEF make great partners, and what’s ahead for polio eradication.

Read the Interview

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Transmission of wild poliovirus halted in southern Africa

Swift action and improved surveillance ended the spread of wild poliovirus type 1 in Malawi and Mozambique. An expert team that performed thorough assessments recommends officially declaring the outbreak to be over — a huge victory in the effort against polio in Africa.

The last case of wild poliovirus type 1 in the World Health Organization’s African Region, linked to a strain circulating in Pakistan, was reported in Mozambique’s Tete Province in August 2022. Nine cases overall were detected in Mozambique and neighboring Malawi, where the outbreak was declared in February 2022.

In response to the outbreak, more than 50 million children received vaccinations to shield them from the virus. This successful coordinated effort underscores the power of collaboration and the need for a timely response in safeguarding communities against infectious diseases.

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Rotary Service Awards

Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation offer several awards to recognize members, nonmembers, alumni, and Rotary clubs for their contributions and impact. The new Rotary’s Service Awards reference sheet lists the many Rotary awards and includes information about nominations, eligibility criteria, due dates, and images of the awards.

 

 
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NEW Service Project Center coming soon

Rotary International is proud to announce the launch of the Service Project Center, a dynamic and feature-rich hub for all service projects. In the coming months, it will replace Rotary Showcase as the place to publicize club projects to members. Service Project Center will streamline processes, improve functionality, and provide better tools for managing your projects. Use it to make an even more significant impact in your communities. Learn more about the Service Project Center. .....

 

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CONGRATULATIONS  To The 2023-24 Wilf Wilkinson Peace Awardee

Congratulations to Nevine Yassa, President of the Rotary Club of Scarborough, Chair of Rotary District 7070's Peace and Conflict Prevention Committee, Chair of Rotary District 7070's Peace Symposium (held this year as a LIVE broadcast from the Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College, in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada), and representative to the Rotary International Inter-Country Committee. This prestigious award was resented to Nevine, by Past Rotary International President Wilf Wilkinson,  for her efforts to promote a culture of peace in our District, in Ontario, in Canada and throughout the world. 

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Learning Tuesdays - June 18, 2024 - Rotary Foundation News  - A "Not To Miss" Presentation - Recording NOW Available 

Posted by Bob Wallace, Chair , Rotary District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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Be sure  join us for the recording of a "Not to Miss" Event - The Rotary Foundation Learning Tuesdays on June 18 with keynote speaker, Michael McGovern, Chair of Rotary International's Polio Plus Committee.  Mike gave us an update, and a look at the next steps involved with polio eradication. He talked about the ongoing funding and our future needs to eradicate polio. . 

We then heard about another important program,  supported by The Rotary Foundation when we heard from Vyana McIntyre, a  Global Grant Scholar. We heard how the Scholarship has affected her and her future plans.

We will had 15 minutes of great questions and answers about  these two programs and anything regarding The Rotary Foundation.....

Learning Tuesdays - June 18, 2024 - Rotary Foundation News - A "Not To Miss" Presentation - Recording NOW Available Bob Wallace, Chair , Rotary District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2024-06-19 04:00:00Z 0

Wilf Wilkinson plaque NOW in the Presidential Walkway in Chicago , Illinois

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During their recent trip to Rotary International headquarters, the 2024-25 Rotary District 7070 Presidents , along with 2024-25 District 7070 Governor Virginia O'Reilly, went to the grave and memorial of Rotary International Founder Paul Harris, in Mount Hope Cemetery in Chicago, Illionos.  Along the walkway leading to the grave, there is the Presidential Walkway, containing plaques of each of the Rotary International Presidents. This year, they proudly had installed the plaque of Rotary District 7070's Wilf Wilkinson, Rotary International President in 2007-08, from Trenton, Ontario Canada.  Here are some of the photos, taken by Rotary Club of Scarborough member Sonya Chouljian .....

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Memories of District Governor John Burns' Year 2023-24

Here are some photos of our District Governor John , which included many of his own photo memories, that he chose to share with us all year. I am sure they will bring back some pleasant memories of a job well done. Thank you District Governor John Burns. ....

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2023-24 District 7070 Governor Elect Virginia O'Reilly's Closing Remarks 2024-06-10 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Changeover

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As you may recall, the Changeover takes place by way of  exchanging Rotary Pins. This year, we got the real thing , LIVE at the Royal Canadian Legion in Whitby on June 20, 2024

Please read more to see some photos.....

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CONGRATULATIONS to the 2023-24 Dr. Bob Scott Disease Prevention and Treatment Awardee   

District Governor John Burns presented the Dr. Bob Scott Disease Prevention and Treatment Award to Debbie Morgan (Rotary Club of Whitby-Sunrise), at the weekly club meeting on June 25, 2024.Congratulations to Debbie Morgan. Here is what she said, "I was completely shocked to be honoured with the Doctor Bob Scott award at our year end President night by District Governor John Burns for the work we do in the community, changing the lives of individuals who need much needed medical equipment. I have a team of individuals that help make this work happen. They are my hero’s!"

 

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2023-24 District 7070 Rotary Foundation Awards 

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District Governor John Burns presented  Rotary Foundation Awards to Rotary Clubs in District 7070 who have made outstanding donations to the Rotary Foundation and to the Foundation's Annual Programs Fund and the PolioPlus Fund this year.

 

 

 

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2023-24 District 7070 Interact and  Rotaract  Year End Awards Presentation

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Past District Governor John Burns and the District Governor Team hosted the annual District Govern Changeover Ceremony and Awards Presentations for more than 130 Rotarians and Rotaractors and their spouses from all over District 7070, on June 20, 2024 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Whitby, as Past District Governor John recognized many clubs, Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors for their outstanding contributions to Rotary during this year.......

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2023-24 District 7070 Rotary Year End Awards Presentation and Photos

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District Governor John Burns and the District Governor Team hosted the annual District Govern Changeover Ceremony and Awards Presentations for more than 80 Rotarians and Rotaractors and their spouses from all over District 7070, on June 20, 2024 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Whitby. District Governor John Burns, District Governor Elect Virginia O'Reilly and District Governor Nominee Niecy Dillon-Tyrovolas recognized many Rotarians, Interactors and Rotaractors and their clubs for their outstanding contributions to Rotary during this year.......

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Let's Meet Rotary International President Stephanie Urchick 

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Stephanie Urchick is a member of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, USAShe will serve Rotary International as president in 2024-25.  She has been an Rotary International director and Rotary Foundation trustee. She has served RI in numerous capacities, including as training leader, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, and RI president’s representative. In addition, Stephanie was a representative and member-at-large to three sessions of the Council on Legislation. ......

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WELCOME TO THE SPECIAL EDITION OF THE 2023-24 YEAR-END DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER

 

Rotary District 7070 2023-24 Year End Celebration!!!!!

June 20, 2024

Welcome to the  Special Edition Year-End Celebration Edition of the 2023-24 District 7070 Newsletter. 

The 2023-24 Awards Presentations and the District Governor Changeover Ceremony were held on June 20, 2024, at the Royal Canadian Legion in Whitby.. Over 80   Rotarians and Rotaractors, and lots of friends of Rotary from all over the District attended the event. Here are just some of the highlights....

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District 7070 Governor John Burns' 2023-24 Year-End Address

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Past District Governor John Burns  was the emcee and the District Governor Team hosted our annual District Governor Changeover Ceremony and Awards Presentations for more than  80 Rotarians and Rotaractors and their spouses from all over District 7070, on June 20, 2024 at the Royal Canadian legion in Whitby . We are pleased to present John's year-end closing remarks to everyone in District 7070.

 

 Here are the highlights of Past District Governor John Burns' address to the Rotarians at the District Governor Changeover Ceremony.....

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Rotary International President Stephanie Urchick's  Theme for the 2024-25 Rotary Year

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

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

Rotary International President Stephanie Urchick's Theme for the 2024-25 Rotary Year 2024-06-10 04:00:00Z 0
Let's Meet Rotary District 7070 Governor Virginia O'Reilly of the Toronto East Rotary Club 2024-06-10 04:00:00Z 0

Photos of the District 7070 District Governor Changeover and Awards Night 2024

On June 24, 2023. in front of over 100 Rotarians from over 40 clubs at the Whitby Ontario Canada Marina, District Governor Elect John Burns (on the left) and current District Governor Iosif Ciosa (on the right) proudly show us the Rotary Themes and welcomed everyone to the Changeover ceremony and they handed out lots of annual awards out to Rotarians, Rotary Clubs and to Interact and Rotarct clubs too. What a great night !!!  Thank you to Rachel Boyd (Bowmanville) , Joe Solway (Bowmanville) and Peter Hernandez (Oshawa) for all of the fantastic photos.....

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District Learning Assembly - June 1, 2024 - Outstanding Day for District 7070 Leaders 2024-06-03 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary launches US$30 million program to combat deadliest childhood diseases in four African countries

EVANSTON, Ill. (May 28, 2024) — Despite significant progress in recent years, malaria, pneumonia (lower respiratory infections), and diarrheal diseases remain among the leading causes of illness and death for children under five in sub-Saharan Africa.

In response, Rotary, in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Gates Foundation) and World Vision, is launching its ‘Rotary Healthy Communities Challenge’ to strengthen community health systems to deliver lasting disease prevention and treatment......

Rotary launches US$30 million program to combat deadliest childhood diseases in four African countries 2024-06-03 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Toronto Eglinton Invites You to Join Them in Project Uplift Ukraine

Posted by Anna Chep, Rotary Toronto Eglinton

Rotary  Toronto Eglinton is creating a new project, "Project Uplift Ukraine", which they hope will become a global grant and is looking for the support of Rotary Clubs here in Rotary District 7070. Ukraine needs 35,000 to 50,000 prosthetics for their children, adults and soldiers affected. Their goal is to provide quick, cost effective , well- fitting sockets for the prosthetics, using 3-D printer technology. Their solution will be to provide the scanners, computers or tablets, printers, training and fabrication materials to an existing clinic or hospital. Please contact Rotary Toronto Eglinton Lead: Anna Chep at annachep@gmail.com for more details........

Rotary Toronto Eglinton Invites You to Join Them in Project Uplift Ukraine Anna Chep, Rotary Toronto Eglinton 2024-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Toronto Tibetan First Year Anniversary - June 13, 2024 - YOU Are Invited !! 2024-06-03 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Parkdale-High Park-Humber Urges Everyone to Support De-Mining in Ukraine

The Rotary Club of Parkdale High Park Humber is urging all clubs and individual Rotarians and Rotaractors to support de-mining in Ukraine, by making a donation to the Canadian Landmine Foundation. . Their brochure (attached ) notes that everyday, innocent people in Ukraine risk their lives by just stepping outside, Hundreds of thousands of square kilometres of Ukraine must be cleared of landmines and this cannot be done alone. Please read thgier brochure and your support will be gratefully appreciated......

Rotary Club of Parkdale-High Park-Humber Urges Everyone to Support De-Mining in Ukraine 2024-06-03 04:00:00Z 0

May 4, 2024  - Rotary Day at The UN - At UNESCO in Paris

Posted by Nevine Yassa, Chair, Rotary District 7070 peace Committee
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Rotary Day at the United Nations celebrates our shared vision for peace and highlights the critical humanitarian activities that Rotary and the UN lead around the world. This year, the Rotary Day was be held at UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on Saturday 4 May 2024 in Paris, France. Nevine Yassa , Chair of Rotary District 7070's Peace Committee recently attended  Rotary Day at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris France and the dynamic Peace Conference in Paris, where she delved into the impactful partnership between UNESCO and Rotary in fostering global peace. The event was both enlightening and inspiring, highlighting the collaborative efforts of these two influential organizations.  A highlight of the conference was an insightful address by Rotary International President Gordon McInally, who emphasized that education is the cornerstone of global peace initiatives. His speech underscored the critical importance of education as a fundamental step toward achieving lasting peace worldwide, understanding cultures around the world and being respectful of each other's differences and lastly Peace with our Planet........

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In Memory of our Rotarians 

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 dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com .....

 

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WELCOME TO THE JUNE 2024 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE

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 even more of the latest news about Rotary here in southern Ontario and around the world. 

 

REMINDERS FOR EVERYONE:

Send In Your Stories and Photos for the Next Edition:

Please send your Rotary Club stories (deadline is always 4 days prior to the end of the month) to our District  Public Image Chair, Dave Andrews at  dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com

A suggestion to the  District Leadership Team, Assistant Governors and Committee Chairs : Send in a story about what your committee is doing and tell our clubs how they can connect with you. 

A suggestion to 2023-24 Club Presidents: There is a place in the Newsletter for News from Clubs. What have you accomplished that you would like to announce to everyone in the District?

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH. YOU CAN CLICK ON EACH TOPIC TO READ THE WHOLE STORY RIGHT HERE IN THE INDEX ....

NEWSLETTERS:

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:
 
TO VIEW THE REST OF THE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........
 
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The  June 2024 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 

Posted by Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32
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To embrace current technology and to be a resource to all members of Zone’s 28/32, the current newsletter has been transitioned to an interactive blog style format that will be managed and moderated by the Zone leadership team. Look for the "In The Zone"  June 2024 video from Drew Kessler, our Rotary International Director, together with Christine Etienne (Director Elect)  in the June 2024 District 7070 Newsletter as they focus on our Youth.

When Drew's "In The Zone"  June 2024 video is available, it will be inserted into the District 7070 June Newsletter that appears on our Rotary District 7070 website and also on the Rotary Zone 28 and 32 website . ....... Please Read more...

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District Governor John Burns' June 2024 Newsletter

Posted by John Burns, District 7070 Governor , 2023-24
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In his June 2024 Newsletter, District 7070 Governor John Burns, Agent 7070, talks about fellowship in our Rotary events, and club meetings and visits and encourages everyone to come to the June 20 year-end celebration, to watch the Learning Tuesdays on June 18 focusing on the Rotary Foundation, and he looks forward to supporting District Governor Virginia O'Reilly starting on July 1.  

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June is Rotary Fellowships Month

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What Is your Rotary Club doing to focus on Rotary Fellowships in the month of June 2024, or anytime of the year for that matter?   Rotary Fellowships are groups of Rotary members, spouses, and Rotaractors who: Share a common interest in recreational activities, sports, hobbies, or professions,  Further their vocational development with others in the same profession or field and enhance their Rotary experience by exploring new opportunities and making connections around the world. To find out how you can join or start a Rotary Fellowship, watch this video and Please read more.....

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Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's June 2024 Newsletter

Posted by Barry Rassin, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2023-24
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In the Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation (and Rotary International Past President)  Barry Rassin's June 2024 Newsletter, Barry talks our accomplishments and our support and all of us dreaming big. He talked about our global grants , and Programs of Scale, the Otto and Fran Walter Rotary Peace Center . He said, "We are well on our way to reaching the goal (US $500 million) , and with the support of everyone reading this we’ll make it. I’m especially counting on Rotary members who have not yet contributed. Whatever you give, know that your gift will make a difference, whether it’s for polio eradication, literacy initiatives, peace education, or any other area in which Rotary excels". .......

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's June 2024 Newsletter Barry Rassin, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2023-24 2024-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Gordon McInally's June 2024 Message

Posted by Gordon McInally, Rotary International President 2023-24

In President Gordon McInally's  June 2024 Message, he recaps his year as President and focuses on the future. He talks about reaching an astonishing 3 billion children with the polio vaccine, and we have averted an estimated 20 million cases of paralysis, but we are not yet at zero cases. He talks about Positive peace projects, our support for mental health initiatives. He thanked everyone for the memories and the continued effort to Create Hope in The World. be sure to read June's Rotary magazine for all of the photos that accompanies his newsletter .........

Rotary International President Gordon McInally's June 2024 Message Gordon McInally, Rotary International President 2023-24 2024-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

It's NOW JUNE 2024 - Are You Working on Getting Your Club's Rotary Citation In  2023-24 ? 
 

The Rotary Citation awards recognize the hard work clubs do throughout the year. Taking action toward achieving the citation goals helps clubs engage their members, stay relevant in their communities, and run more efficiently. A welcoming and engaging club also reflects the values of Rotary. When clubs achieve citation goals, they contribute to the overall health and culture of Rotary for generations to come. Your Rotary, Rotaract, or Interact club can earn a Rotary Citation for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and your club. Goals include increasing club membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in your community. 

Here's how.......

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Shelterbox Canada News 

Posted by Ally Buck, Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada

Please welcome  Ally Buck, the new Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada. She is looking forward to getting to know the Rotary Clubs and Rotarians that support ShelterBox. She is originally from Pictou County, Nova Scotia where she attended the Nova Scotia Community College’s Social Services/Community Development program. In 2018 she relocated to Kingston, Ontario to attend Queen’s University where she graduated with her BA in Global Development Studies last June.

 Here's is her latest newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News  Ally Buck, Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada 2024-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Exchange -Interested in helping?  Want to make lifelong friendships?  

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After the wonderful District Conference in Oshawa featuring our exchange students .....

I am sure you are all wanting to get in on the fun and excitement and get YOUR OWN EXCHANGE STUDENT.

At the Stirling Rotary Clubhouse on Nov 1, 2023,  the Rotary Clubs of Stirling, Trenton, Brighton & Campbellford  held a joint information session for prospective outbound students.  We had 16 interested students and most students brought both of their parents.  If you need a copy of the live presentation please contact trevor@thlogistics.ca .   Do you need more information ?    Please contact co-chairs Beth Selby selbyandvail@gmail.com or Trevor Hagerman  trevor@thlogistics.ca

If  August 2025 might work for your club, please contact us .. we can do a presentation via Zoom or possibly in person visit to your club.

Chairs

Beth & Trevor

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 (selbyandvail@gmail.com) or Trevor Hagerman (trevorshelley2020@gmail.com).

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District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's June 2024 Newsletter

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Current Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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In his June 2024 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to set and meet their club and personal goals and make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund, the PolioPlus Fund, the Disaster Response Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. Are you a member of the Paul Harris Society OR the PolioPlus Society? Find out how.........

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's June 2024 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Current Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2024-06-01 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Zone 28 & 32 Membership Webinars - First Monday of each Month - 7:30 PM Start - On Zoom 2024-05-30 04:00:00Z 0

YOU'RE INVITED - To the 2023-24 District Governor Changeover and District Awards Night - June 20, 2024

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On June 20, 2024.  at the Legion in Whitby, you are invited to attend the Annual District Governor Changeover and District Awards Night as we congratulate District Governor John Burns for a great year and wish District Governor Elect Virginia O'Reilly well as she starts her new year as District Governor. And who is going to win this year's District Awards to Rotary, Rotaract and Interact Clubs?

Join us starting at 5 PM on June 20 at the Whitby Legion. REGISTER TODAY right  Here are see some of the details on the event on the District 7070 Calendar. Cost is $25 per person.  5 pm to 6 pm - registration and fellowship; 6 pm start - Awards presentations ; 7 pm  - dinner ; 7:45 pm  - District Governor Changeover. Details on cost to follow.  At  the Royal Canadian Legion Whitby, 117 Byron St. S., Whitby, ON L1N 4P5

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Environmental concerns and solutions featured at Rotary International Convention

Posted by Etelka Lehoczky and Rose Shilling

Environmental protection was a central theme on the third day of the 2024 Rotary International Convention in Singapore, which featured an appearance by a globetrotting activist and environment-focused breakout sessions. At the convention’s second general session, a naturalist and an entrepreneur called for greater social and corporate responsibility in addressing environmental problems.

Nacho Dean, who has walked 33,000 kilometers (about 20,000 miles) around the world and has swum between five continents, spoke about the urgency of the environmental crisis......

Environmental concerns and solutions featured at Rotary International Convention Etelka Lehoczky and Rose Shilling 2024-05-30 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary convention in Singapore opened with cultural events, global scope

Posted by Etelka Lehoczky

The 2024 Rotary International Convention in Singapore began with a sweeping global vision, as international humanitarian Graça Machel and Rotary International President R. Gordon R. McInally called on people to take action to make the world more equitable and more peaceful.

Machel, the co-founder of the global leadership group The Elders, who is renowned for her work on behalf of women and children, urged attendees at the opening session of the convention to work for equality for women and equal access to education for girls.....

Rotary convention in Singapore opened with cultural events, global scope Etelka Lehoczky 2024-05-30 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Announces US $2 Million Programs of Scale Grant to Work with farmers in India

Rotary International’s fourth Programs of Scale grant will support members' work with Indian farmers who have been affected by climate change. Barry Rassin, chair of The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees, announced the US$2 million grant at the 2024 Rotary International Convention in Singapore.

The program, Partners for Water Access and Better Harvests in India, will aim to increase groundwater tables, extend cultivation areas, and raise the incomes of about 60,000 farmers by 25% to 30%......

Rotary Announces US $2 Million Programs of Scale Grant to Work with farmers in India Etelka Lehoczky and John M. Cunningham 2024-05-30 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Convention In Singapore Concludes with Optimism

Posted by Etelka Lehoczky and John M. Cunningham

After five days of friendship, excitement, and cultural connections, the 2024 Rotary International Convention in Singapore ended with a focus on the future. Speakers emphasized Rotary’s continuing mission to promote peace and goodwill and previewed next year’s gathering in Calgary, Canada.  See: https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-international-convention-concludes-optimism   and Please read more......

Rotary International Convention In Singapore Concludes with Optimism Etelka Lehoczky and John M. Cunningham 2024-05-30 04:00:00Z 0

How Can You Encourage People To Visit Your Social Media Pages? 

Posted by Laura Spear, Rotary Zone 32 Public Image Coordinator
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 How can we encourage people to visit our social media pages?

  • Use organic postings and tag partners and participants

  • Have consistent postings with engaging content

  • Add social media buttons on your website

  • Cross-pollinate your postings with members and partners

  • Have a LinkedIn presence and post frequently, which can extend your reach to a broader audience

  • Keep in mind your different audiences and meet them on the different platforms they use with the content in which they would be most interested

How Can You Encourage People To Visit Your Social Media Pages? Laura Spear, Rotary Zone 32 Public Image Coordinator 2024-05-30 04:00:00Z 0

New Resources At the Rotary Brand Center

Posted by Laura Spear, Rotary Zone 32 Public Image Coordinator
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The Rotary Brand Center: New resources are always being added to the Brand Center. Check out:
 
  • This two-part video series focuses on public relations skills to help you get positive news coverage for your projects and events. In the videos, Deborah Buks, a Houston PR professional who helped promote the 2022 Rotary International Convention, shares her expertise, including tips on working with local media.
  • Public image presentations that offer practical communications advice and ideas, such as how to:
    • Create compelling photos and videos
    • Optimize your club's online presence
    • Craft effective stories
    • Use social media to promote your event
Please read even more....
New Resources At the Rotary Brand Center Laura Spear, Rotary Zone 32 Public Image Coordinator 2024-05-30 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation creates fund to support urgent flood relief efforts in Brazil

The Rotary Foundation created the Brazil Flood Response Fund in response to devastating flooding in the country's southern region, affecting more than 1.45 million people. The fund will support disaster response grants for member-led projects that provide relief supplies to people in the state of Rio Grande do Sul who have been displaced from their homes, or lack power and access to clean water. 

Here's how you can help.

 

You can donate to the Brazil Flood Response Fund through August 31, 2024. If the needs diminish, or if more funds are raised than are requested through disaster response grants, your donations may eventually be used to respond to disasters elsewhere in the world.

Rotary Foundation creates fund to support urgent flood relief efforts in Brazil 2024-05-27 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Convention - Calgary - June 21-25, 2025 - Register NOW 2024-05-26 04:00:00Z 0

Learning Tuesdays - June 18, 2024 - Rotary Foundation News  - A "Not To Miss" Presentation Just for YOU - REGISTER TODAY

Posted by Bob Wallace, Cahir , Rotary District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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Be sure to register TODAY and join us for a "Not to Miss" Event - The Rotary Foundation Learning Tuesdays on June 18 with keynote speaker, Michael McGovern, Chair of Rotary International's Polio Plus Committee.  Mike will give us an update, and a look at the next steps involved with polio eradication. He will talk about the ongoing funding and our future needs to eradicate polio. . 

Then we will hear about another important program,  supported by The Rotary Foundation when we hear from Vyana McIntyre, a  Global Grant Scholar. We will hear how the Scholarship has affected her and her future plans.

We will also give you 15 minutes to ask about these two programs and anything regarding The Rotary Foundation.....

Learning Tuesdays - June 18, 2024 - Rotary Foundation News - A "Not To Miss" Presentation Just for YOU - REGISTER TODAY Bob Wallace, Cahir , Rotary District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2024-05-26 04:00:00Z 0

Learning Tuesdays - May 21, 2024  Zoom - Is Your Club Irresistible? Here's How - Recording Now Available

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What an inspiring interactive session we had on Tuesday May 21, 2024 at the Rotary District 7070 Learning Tuesdays membership Workshop with Louisa Horne, Rotary Zone 28 Club Innovative Club Advocate from Halifax NS. There was lots of time to ask questions about how our clubs can become innovative and irresistible. What a great way to start off next Rotary year. Get your incoming Board of Directors to see this video and help your club grow. Thank you to Rotary District 7070 Membership Chair Joan Barrett and her committee.

Here is a link to the video which is now on our Rotary District 7070 You Tube Channel

 

Learning Tuesdays - May 21, 2024 Zoom - Is Your Club Irresistible? Here's How - Recording Now Available 2024-05-26 04:00:00Z 0

You Are Invited to March with Rotary on June 30 - Rotary Is In The Toronto Pride Parade  - Register Here

Posted by Shauna Moore, Chair , Rotary District 7070 D E I Committee
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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 30, 2024! We have secured a marching permit for up to 100 people and would love for you to join us with your friends and family! Those who are not members of Rotary Clubs in District 7070 can register as guests. Please register here so that we can send updates re our parade placement and other essential info......

You Are Invited to March with Rotary on June 30 - Rotary Is In The Toronto Pride Parade - Register Here Shauna Moore, Chair , Rotary District 7070 D E I Committee 2024-05-26 04:00:00Z 0

Scarborough Rotary Golf Tournament - Sept 10, 2024 - YOU Are All Invited

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Scarborough  4th Annual Four Way Test Golf Tournament at the Four Seasons Country Club, a perfect spot to build our friendships and goodwill in Rotary and among our clients. All profits from the event will be used by the Rotary Club of Scarborough to fund to projects to help families in Scarborough. Tuesday September 10, 2024 with registration starting at 10 am.  Be sure to read more to see all of the details.....

Scarborough Rotary Golf Tournament - Sept 10, 2024 - YOU Are All Invited 2024-05-26 04:00:00Z 0

Learning Tuesdays - May 21, 2024 at 7 PM on Zoom - Is Your Club Innovative? Find Out How.  Be Sure to Register TODAY 

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Join Joan Barrett , Chair of the District 7070 membership Committee on Tuesday May 21 at 7 PM as they present Learning Tuesdays - An Interactive session with Louisa Horne, Rotary Zone  28 Club Innovative Club Advocate from Halifax NS. Lots of time to ask questions about how your club can become innovative and irresistible. 

Register today. https://rotary7070.org/event/copy-of-learning-tuesday-membership-workshop-1/

Join the Zoom Meeting   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86159816575

Meeting ID: 861 5981 6575

 

Learning Tuesdays - May 21, 2024 at 7 PM on Zoom - Is Your Club Innovative? Find Out How. Be Sure to Register TODAY 2024-05-26 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary District 7070 Environment Symposium LIVE from the Rotary Global Classroom A Huge Success - Recording NOW Available

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Rotarians from many clubs in District 7070, and throughout our Rotary world , joined us LIVE and online for the Rotary District 7070 Environmental Symposium, on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 as we broadcast LIVE to the world from the Rotary Global Classroom, at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada. Keynote speakers were  Dr. Elizabeth Bagley, Project Drawdown and Lyn Adamson, Climate activist and co-chair of City of Toronto’s Climate Advisory Group. Our Moderator was : Nilam Bedi, Chair, District 7070 Environmental Action Committee. The topic was : Moving From Science and Commitments to Effective, Timely Action....

Rotary District 7070 Environment Symposium LIVE from the Rotary Global Classroom A Huge Success - Recording NOW Available 2024-05-08 04:00:00Z 0

It's Already MAY 2024 - Are You Working on Getting Your Club's Rotary Citation In  2023-24 ? 
 

The Rotary Citation awards recognize the hard work clubs do throughout the year. Taking action toward achieving the citation goals helps clubs engage their members, stay relevant in their communities, and run more efficiently. A welcoming and engaging club also reflects the values of Rotary. When clubs achieve citation goals, they contribute to the overall health and culture of Rotary for generations to come. Your Rotary, Rotaract, or Interact club can earn a Rotary Citation for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and your club. Goals include increasing club membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in your community. 

Here's how.......

It's Already MAY 2024 - Are You Working on Getting Your Club's Rotary Citation In  2023-24 ?   2024-05-08 04:00:00Z 0
Highlights from Recent Rotary International Board of Directors Meetings 2024-05-08 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary in Action - Earth Day Initiative 2024 by 4 Toronto Area Rotary Clubs

On Monday, April 22nd, the Rotary Clubs of East York, Toronto East, Leaside, and Agincourt came together to support and participate in an event sponsored by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) in partnership with Urban Forest Associates. Collaboratively, alongside over 120 TDSB (Toronto District School Board) students, we planted 1400 native trees and shrubs on City grounds surrounding the newly constructed offices of OSSTF, situated on the edge of the Don Valley Ravine.

This event served as an enriching educational experience for the students, many of whom engaged in planting for the very first time. A heartfelt acknowledgment is owed to Urban Forest Associates for their essential contributions, providing plants, tools, equipment, and expertise, ensuring the event's smooth execution.

The Rotary Club of East York takes great pride in the realization of this event.  Gratitude is extended to all involved—the Rotary clubs, students, volunteers, and Urban Forest Associates—for their unwavering commitment to fostering a greener future. Congratulations to all on a job well done!

 

Rotary in Action - Earth Day Initiative 2024 by 4 Toronto Area Rotary Clubs 2024-05-08 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary, UNICEF recognize a milestone in our partnership 2024-05-08 04:00:00Z 0
Polio mapping goes high tech 2024-05-08 04:00:00Z 0

World Health Organization South-East Asia Region celebrates 10 years certified polio-free

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March 27, 2024 marked 10 years since the World Health Organization certified the South-East Asia Region free of wild poliovirus. This milestone would not be possible without the tireless efforts of health workers, national and local leaders, our partners, and, of course, Rotary members all around the world. Thank you!

In honor of this anniversary, Global Citizen interviewed Deepak Kapur, chair of the National PolioPlus Committee in India. Jayant Kulkarni, a past governor of District 3141 (India), wrote an article about Rotary’s role in polio eradication in India. Hamid Jafari, director of polio eradication for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, also wrote a reflection on his time working in India leading up to the eradication of wild polio there.

World Health Organization South-East Asia Region celebrates 10 years certified polio-free 2024-05-08 04:00:00Z 0

Scarborough Rotary Club Hosts Stephanie Urchick Online on June 25, 2024 - Register TODAY

Posted by Nevine Yassa, President , Rotary Club of Scarborough
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This isn't just a presentation – it's an interactive opportunity to engage with Stephanie in real-time, to ask questions, share insights, and delve into the magic of Rotary. Stephanie Urchick, a dedicated member of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA, will assume the role of RI President in 2024-25. So, join us for an afternoon of dialogue and discovery as we converse with Stephanie Urchick, delving into her vision for Rotary's future and exploring the transformative power of service. This is your chance to engage directly with Stephanie – come prepared with questions, insights, and a willingness to explore the magic of Rotary together with President-Elect Stephanie Urchick! Stephanie brings with her a wealth of experience and a passion for service that has shaped Rotary's global impact. With her theme "The Magic of Rotary," Stephanie invites us to explore the transformative power of service and community engagement. Don't miss this opportunity to speak with Stephanie as she shares her vision for the future of Rotary and the magic that lies within our global community of service. Join us for an enchanting afternoon with Stephanie Urchick, President-Elect of Rotary International!  Date: June 25, 2024;   Time: 11:00 am ;  Location: Virtual zoom link will follow shortly. Register TODAY :  https://portal.clubrunner.ca/1150/Event/meet-rotary-president-elect--stephanie-urchick

Scarborough Rotary Club Hosts Stephanie Urchick Online on June 25, 2024 - Register TODAY Nevine Yassa, President , Rotary Club of Scarborough 2024-05-08 04:00:00Z 0

Willowdale Rotaract Club's Report on their Eyeglasses Collection

Posted by Amy Taghavi, Club Co-President

The Rotaract Club of Willowdale is delighted to share that we have collected over 250 pairs of new reading glasses in support of the Reading Glasses Initiative by Rotarian Christopher Jones of ATU Local 113. Our next shipment of 100+ reading glasses have been designated to Fr. Richard Ho Lung of the Missonaries of the Poor, Kingston Jamaica. We want to thank the Rotary Club of Willowdale and everyone else in Rotary District 7070 who contributed to this project! 

Amy Taghavi-Tekieyeh 

Co-President, Rotaract Club of Willowdale 

Willowdale Rotaract Club's Report on their Eyeglasses Collection Amy Taghavi, Club Co-President 2024-05-08 04:00:00Z 0

May is Youth Services Month

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What Is your Rotary Club doing to focus on Youth Service in May 2024 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 and see how YOU can help.....

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Shelterbox Canada News 

Posted by Ally Buck, Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada

Please welcome  Ally Buck, the new Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada. She is looking forward to getting to know the Rotary Clubs and Rotarians that support ShelterBox. She is originally from Pictou County, Nova Scotia where she attended the Nova Scotia Community College’s Social Services/Community Development program. In 2018 she relocated to Kingston, Ontario to attend Queen’s University where she graduated with her BA in Global Development Studies last June.

 Here's is her latest newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News  Ally Buck, Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada 2024-05-02 04:00:00Z 0

The Wilf Wilkinson Peace Award Nominations Open Until May 31, 2024

Posted by Past District Governor Neil Phillips
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The Wilf Wilkinson Peace Award was inaugurated following Wilf’s year as President of Rotary International. It was commissioned to honour him for his specific efforts in supporting the 4th Object of Rotary, namely the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace. Past winners include the late Jack Layton, War Child, and The Canadian Centre for Refugee and Immigrant Health Care.

Rotary Clubs in District 7070 are invited to forward nominations for this award on an annual basis. Nominees can be Rotarians, Rotary Clubs, friends of Rotary, or organizations in our district.....

The Wilf Wilkinson Peace Award Nominations Open Until May 31, 2024 Past District Governor Neil Phillips 2024-05-02 04:00:00Z 0

Dr Bob Scott Disease Prevention Award Nominations Open until May 31, 2024

Posted by Past District Governor Neil Phillips
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The Doctor Bob Scott Disease Prevention Award was inaugurated following Bob’s retirement as Chair of Rotary’s Polio Eradication program. It was commissioned to honour him for his significant leadership in efforts to reach The Rotary Foundation’s primary goal, namely the eradication of polio from the face of the earth. Rotary clubs in District 7070 are invited to forward nominations for this award on an annual basis. Nominees can be Rotarians, Rotary Clubs, friends of Rotary, or organizations in our district. .......

Dr Bob Scott Disease Prevention Award Nominations Open until May 31, 2024 Past District Governor Neil Phillips 2024-05-02 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium (RYLS)  - April 18-21, 2024 - A Huge Success 

Posted by Past District Governor Mark Chipman
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The 2024 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium (RYLS)

The 2024 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium (RYLS) took place, April 18-21, 2024 at the Ganaraska Forest Centre. The 3-night, 4-day experience was geared toward youth between the ages of 16-20 and offered an inspiring program: Conflict Resolution, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Reconciliation and Land Based Education, Leadership, Hands-on Activities, Group Dynamics, Public Speaking, Outdoor Survival along with campfires, friendship and tons of fun and learning. Congratulations to Past District Governor Mark Chipman and his team !!!

Rotary Clubs found and sponsored participants within their community, as well as members of the Rotaract and Interact Clubs that they host. It was an absolutely full house. 

Check out the attached Flyer and video of past RYLS participants below.
 
 
We will have more stories from RYLS in the coming months.
 
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Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium (RYLS) - April 18-21, 2024 - A Huge Success Past District Governor Mark Chipman 2024-05-02 04:00:00Z 0

LAST CALL for 2024-25 Rotary Foundation District Grants - Deadline is May 31, 2024
 

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070's Rotary Foundation Grants Committee
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The deadline for District Grant project application is getting closer.  May 31, 2024 is the last day for Clubs in D7070 to submit applications for a District Grant in the 2024-25 Rotary Year.

Applications are made on the special form, found on the District’s website

https://www.rotary7070.org/sitepage/2024-25-rotary-foundation-grants-qualification-process

The Club applying for District Grant must be qualified.  While not mandatory, supporting Clubs to a project are also encouraged to become qualified. 

For questions about the application process, please contact PDG Lars Henriksson at pdglars.henriksson@gmail.com

 

LAST CALL for 2024-25 Rotary Foundation District Grants - Deadline is May 31, 2024  Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070's Rotary Foundation Grants Committee 2024-05-02 04:00:00Z 0

The Second Public Image Learning Tuesdays - April 16, 2024 - Public Image - Titled "Rotary - What's In A Name?" - Recording NOW Available

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Rotarians from all over the world tuned in for a Rotary Public Image presentation on "Rotary --- What's In a Name!" on  Tuesday, April 16, 2024 . we were please to be joined by Rotary International Zone 28 Rotary Public Image Coordinator Mary Lou Harrison, and Zone 32 Rotary Public Image Coordinator as they presented  a refresher on correct logo usage; how to use and protect the Rotary name and why it's so important; the next steps if you are currently using the Rotary name and many questions were answered  by our distinguished panel (Laura Spear and Mary Lou nad Liz Thiam, the Global Brand Specialist at Rotary International. Please read more.......

 

 
The Second Public Image Learning Tuesdays - April 16, 2024 - Public Image - Titled "Rotary - What's In A Name?" - Recording NOW Available 2024-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE MAY 2024 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE

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 even more of the latest news about Rotary here in southern Ontario and around the world. 

 

REMINDERS FOR EVERYONE:

Send In Your Stories and Photos for the Next Edition:

Please send your Rotary Club stories (deadline is always 4 days prior to the end of the month) to our District  Public Image Chair, Dave Andrews at  dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com

A suggestion to the  District Leadership Team, Assistant Governors and Committee Chairs : Send in a story about what your committee is doing and tell our clubs how they can connect with you. 

A suggestion to 2023-24 Club Presidents: There is a place in the Newsletter for News from Clubs. What have you accomplished that you would like to announce to everyone in the District?

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH. YOU CAN CLICK ON EACH TOPIC TO READ THE WHOLE STORY RIGHT HERE IN THE INDEX ....

NEWSLETTERS:

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:
 
TO VIEW THE REST OF THE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........
 
WELCOME TO THE MAY 2024 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2024-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

 BRUSHAMANIA  - A Rotary Community Project for All Clubs - Another Successful Year   - April Is Oral Health Month

Posted by Rotary Club of Scarborough Passport President Dr. Raffy Chouljian
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Brush-a-mania is a not-for-profit program designed to promote oral health and awareness among young children from Junior Kindergarten to grade 6. It was started in 2001 by the Scarborough Rotary Passport Club and has already reached over 650,000 students. Our purpose is to educate and motivate children and to bring together dentists, Rotarians, teachers and parents to create a celebration around proper dental care. Read more about this great project and see how you and your Rotary Club can  help next year.....

BRUSHAMANIA - A Rotary Community Project for All Clubs - Another Successful Year - April Is Oral Health Month Rotary Club of Scarborough Passport President Dr. Raffy Chouljian 2024-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

Congratulations to the District 7070 Rotary Family for Huge Turnouts at the 2024 Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup - April 20 - 27, 2024 

Posted by Dan Coombes, Chair , Rotary District 7070 Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup
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Rotarians from all over Rotary District 7070 participated in the 4th Annual Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup Event (GLWC) during the week of April 20 - 27, 2024. Thank you - Dan Coombes - Chair GLWC (dancoombes4@gmail.com) for organizing another huge grass roots cleanup all over Ontario. 

We hope that everyone in our District had a chance to help . There was "Don't mess With The Don" in Toronto, The Port Hope Community Cleanup event hosted by the Rotary club, the big cleanup in Oshawa at the Second Marsh with by 5 Rotary clubs helping, a big cleanup in Bowmanville, and many cleanups  in Whitby by the 2 Rotary Clubs there, and there were many more.  Please Read more .......

Congratulations to the District 7070 Rotary Family for Huge Turnouts at the 2024 Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup - April 20 - 27, 2024 Dan Coombes, Chair , Rotary District 7070 Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup 2024-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Bowmanville's 100TH Anniversary -  April 27, 2024 - What a Tremendous Celebration

Congratulations to everyone in the Rotary Club of Bowmanville for putting on an extraordinary event. Over 30 clubs in District 7070 attended and helped "party" with Bowmanville. On Saturday, April 27th, 2024, Rotarians past and present, community friends and partners, along with dignitaries and supporters celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Bowmanville at the Courtyard by Marriott in Oshawa -- a fitting venue as the Rotary Club of Oshawa was Bowmanville's sponsor back in 1924. A great night to be a Rotarian! Thanks to Oshawa's Randy Nickerson for the fab photos (some in B&W because the lighting colours in the hall were a challenge)

 

 
 
Rotary Club of Bowmanville's 100TH Anniversary - April 27, 2024 - What a Tremendous Celebration 2024-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor John Burns' May 2024 Newsletter

Posted by John Burns, District 7070 Governor , 2023-24
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In his May 2024 Newsletter, District 7070 Governor John Burns, Agent 7070, thanked all of the organizers and their committees for the outstanding  events we had in April. He also reminds of of even more big events coming up in May and in June. He hopes to see us at these events too. He reminds us that May is Youth Services month when many Rotary clubs will be having events to highlight the tremendous work of our Rotary family and encourages us to attend an event in your area. Be sure to see what John has said this month ............

District Governor John Burns' May 2024 Newsletter John Burns, District 7070 Governor , 2023-24 2024-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

The  May 2024 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 

Posted by Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32
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To embrace current technology and to be a resource to all members of Zone’s 28/32, the current newsletter has been transitioned to an interactive blog style format that will be managed and moderated by the Zone leadership team. Look for the "In The Zone"  May 2024 video from Drew Kessler, our Rotary International Director, together with Christine Etienne (Director Elect)  in the May 2024 District 7070 Newsletter as they focus on our Youth. When Drew's "In The Zone"  May 2024 video is available, it will be inserted into the District 7070 May Newsletter that appears on our Rotary District 7070 website and also on the Rotary Zone 28 and 32 website . ....... Please Read more...

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District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's May 2024 Newsletter

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Current Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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In his May 2024 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to set and meet their club and personal goals and make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund, the PolioPlus Fund, the Disaster Response Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. Are you a member of the Paul Harris Society OR the PolioPlus Society? Find out how.........

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's May 2024 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Current Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2024-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

In Memory of our Rotarians 

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 dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com .....

 

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Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's May 2024 Newsletter

Posted by Barry Rassin, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2023-24
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In the Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation (and Rotary International Past President)  Barry Rassin's May 2024 Newsletter, Barry talks about magic in Rotary Foundation grants that are funded by Rotarians and led by Rotarians and provides excellent examples of global grants. He adds that it’s fantastic to see us innovating and incorporating new approaches and technology into our Foundation grants.  .......

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's May 2024 Newsletter Barry Rassin, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2023-24 2024-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Gordon McInally's May 2024 Message

Posted by Gordon McInally, Rotary International President 2023-24

In President Gordon McInally's  May 2024 Message, he talks about the may issue of Rotary magazine and the mental health focus and some of the personal stories from Rotarians and Rotaractors. He asks everyone to read the "Stand By Me" article in particular. He says, "As we look ahead, the Rotary Action Group on Mental Health Initiatives will play a critical leadership role in promoting proven, measurable projects. In doing so, it will empower clubs to focus on initiatives that drive scalable, sustainable impact."  He adds, "I invite you to go to the Learning Center on My Rotary and check out the Increase Your Impact series, which includes a wonderful short video explaining impact. When we focus on impact, we bring Rotary’s vision statement to life, creating lasting change across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves." ......

Rotary International President Gordon McInally's May 2024 Message Gordon McInally, Rotary International President 2023-24 2024-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

Tips to Make Your Club 'Simply Irresistible"

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President-elect Stephanie A. Urchick is calling upon Rotary members to make their clubs “simply irresistible” to community members seeking service and fellowship. She calls on members to use Rotary’s Action Plan to assess where they are and where they need to go. Urchick talks about her priorities in an interview with Rotary magazine. Tom Gump, presidential aide to Urchick, further breaks down the concept in his blog post for Rotary Voices..... Please Read more .....

Tips to Make Your Club 'Simply Irresistible" Tom Gump, Aide to 2024-25 Rotary International President Stephanie Urchick 2024-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE APRIL 2024 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE

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 even more of the latest news about Rotary here in southern Ontario and around the world. 

 

REMINDERS FOR EVERYONE:

Send In Your Stories and Photos for the Next Edition:

Please send your Rotary Club stories (deadline is always 4 days prior to the end of the month) to our District  Public Image Chair, Dave Andrews at  dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com

A suggestion to the  District Leadership Team, Assistant Governors and Committee Chairs : Send in a story about what your committee is doing and tell our clubs how they can connect with you. 

A suggestion to 2023-24 Club Presidents: There is a place in the Newsletter for News from Clubs. What have you accomplished that you would like to announce to everyone in the District?

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH. YOU CAN CLICK ON EACH TOPIC TO READ THE WHOLE STORY RIGHT HERE IN THE INDEX ....

NEWSLETTERS:

 
WELCOME TO THE APRIL 2024 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2024-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor John Burns' April 2024 Newsletter

Posted by John Burns, District 7070 Governor , 2023-24
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In his April 2024 Newsletter, District 7070 Governor John Burns, Agent 7070, reminds us that April is Environmental Month and urges us to take action and make an impact in out communities, such as the 2024 Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup. He thanks Bob Wallace on learning Tuesdays Rotary Foundation program, and Johanna deBoer on the International Women's day event in the Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College. Our District Governor reminds us of many events coming up in April:  Learning Tuesdays  "Rotary - What's In a Name", Rotary Leadership Institute, the District 7070 Environmental Symposium, and Bowmanville's 100th Anniversary, and the District Assembly (on June 1). Please plan now............

District Governor John Burns' April 2024 Newsletter John Burns, District 7070 Governor , 2023-24 2024-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

It's Already April 2024 - Are You Working on Getting Your Club's Rotary Citation In  2023-24 ? 
 

The Rotary Citation awards recognize the hard work clubs do throughout the year. Taking action toward achieving the citation goals helps clubs engage their members, stay relevant in their communities, and run more efficiently. A welcoming and engaging club also reflects the values of Rotary. When clubs achieve citation goals, they contribute to the overall health and culture of Rotary for generations to come. Your Rotary, Rotaract, or Interact club can earn a Rotary Citation for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and your club. Goals include increasing club membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in your community. 

Here's how.......

It's Already April 2024 - Are You Working on Getting Your Club's Rotary Citation In  2023-24 ?   2024-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

News from The District 7070 Environmental Action Committee

Posted by Nilam Bedi, Chair , District 7070 Environmental Action Committee
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As we approach the spring season, the Environmental Action Committee is pleased to announce that clubs across the district are getting ready for hands-on projects. 

- April 24th - Environmental Symposium - A virtual (on line)  and in-person event Live from the Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario . Details to follow.

- April 27th - District wide Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup - What is your club doing?.

Please Read more for some exciting news.......

News from The District 7070 Environmental Action Committee Nilam Bedi, Chair , District 7070 Environmental Action Committee 2024-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's April 2024 Newsletter

Posted by Barry Rassin, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2023-24
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In the Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation (and Rotary International Past President)  Barry Rassin's April 2024 Newsletter, Barry says that environmental threats facing our countries are real. He attended the COP28 climate change convention in Dubai, part of the Rotary delegation. Consensus was that progress on addressing climate change has been too slow. Participants said the world needs to pick up the pace to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Barry says that Rotary can be part of the solution.  He added that The Rotary Foundation, you can increase our impact by pooling resources with clubs and districts around the world, as we protect the environment. We can all help protect the environment through our giving to the Foundation. Rotary can’t save the planet all by itself. But as our progress in ending polio proves, Rotary’s impact is great when we put our vision for a better world.......

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's April 2024 Newsletter Barry Rassin, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2023-24 2024-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Gordon McInally's April 2024 Message

Posted by Gordon McInally, Rotary International President 2023-24

In President Gordon McInally's  April 2024 Message, he says that Rotary has a vital role to play in advancing the cause of peace. He often says Rotary needs to work toward peace as aggressively as those who wish to wage war. He says that it is up to us to model peacebuilding behavior among each other. He asks us to help each other find greater understanding and productive alternatives to words that cause hurt and distrust and to stick to our principles, but never doubt the sincerity of each other to end conflicts, not inflame them. Gordon says that it is in times of crisis and despair that we need empathy most of all. Empathy is the most powerful tool of peace, and it is vital if we are to take the first brave, humble steps to Create Hope in the World. ......

Rotary International President Gordon McInally's April 2024 Message Gordon McInally, Rotary International President 2023-24 2024-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Interact Award Winners 2024-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Remembering Paul Alexander, who lived in an iron lung 2024-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Three Magical Steps to Increase Membership

Posted by Rotary Foundation Trustee Chun-Wook Hyun

The Rotary Club of Seoul-Hansoo, Korea, had about 100 members when Rotary Foundation Trustee Chun-Wook Hyun began his year as district governor nearly a decade ago. Determined to increase membership, district leaders developed a five-year strategic plan for future growth. By creating several satellite clubs – sub-units of Rotary clubs that meet on different days and times but otherwise share their identity with the original clubs – the Seoul-Hansoo club grew to 433 members. It's just one way clubs are innovating, adapting, and creating great club experiences for their members. Read Hyun’s “magical” membership growth tips.

Three Magical Steps to Increase Membership Rotary Foundation Trustee Chun-Wook Hyun 2024-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Polio Mapping Goes High Tech

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When polio vaccinators fanned out across the Democratic Republic of the Congo last year to stop an outbreak, they carried a powerful new tool: cellphones that tracked their progress as they went from door to door. Equipped with an app, the phones send data back to a command center where staff can see missed homes on a digital map and redirect teams on the ground. The country is helping pioneer geospatial tracking to stop polio outbreaks. Vaccinators, trained by the World Health Organization, hit the streets in June 2023, armed with hundreds of phones, after an outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1. Read more about using phones to combat polio.

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Rotary Club of Ajax - March 21, 2024  - March of Dimes Event - Thank You for a Polio Survivor

Here is a note from Michael Soo Chan, a polio survivor who attended the Rotary Club of Ajax March 21, 2024 meeting which highlighted Kimberly Smith, Coordinator Polio Canada & National Programs, Community Programs, Skill Development and Employment of March of Dimes Canada and their outstanding work.:

Hello Everyone,

On behalf of the Durham Polio Chapter, we wish to thank Kimberly Smith of March of Dimes Canada and Sanjeev Agnihotri, polio survivor for today’s interesting and informative presentations. Living with polio is a lifelong challenge which everyone can attest to after hearing Sanjeev’s presentation.  For polio survivors, the onset of post-polio syndrome in later life presents a new set of symptoms which can be even more devastating.  Post-Polio Canada continues to link polio survivors and their caregivers to peer support groups nation-wide.  The program focuses on providing valuable information, resources and support to people with post-polio syndrome and the community.

Also, thanks to Ajax Rotary for hosting today’s event at the Ajax Library, Ajax, ON.  Special thanks to Ken Hurst, Ron Larock, Donna Bright and others for their wonderful hospitality.  Rotary International is a global network, and was a pioneer in the fight against polio worldwide.  It started its efforts in 1978 with the goal of eradicating polio and continues its support to this day.

On Behalf of Durham Polio Chapter

Michael Soo-Chan

Please Read more to see some photos.....

Rotary Club of Ajax - March 21, 2024 - March of Dimes Event - Thank You for a Polio Survivor 2024-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Look What The Rotaract Club of Willowdale is doing with Reading Glasses - They want Your help

Posted by Amy Taghavi-Tekieyeh, Co-President, Rotaract Club of Willowdale

The Rotaract Club of  Willowdale is a proud ambassador of a recent Reading Glasses Initiative, commenced by Rotarian Christopher Jones of AUT Transit Union Local 113 Toronto. In doing so, our Club has been able to contribute to the collection of gently used, and new reading glasses for marginalized communities in the Philipines. The first shipment of reading glasses was well received in Makati, Philippines, and we plan to continue this project into the summer of 2024.

If any members of District 7070 would like to make a financial contribution or donate reading glasses with a known prescription, please contact williwdalerotaracts@gmail.com.  Please Read more to see some of the photos.....

Amy Taghavi-Tekieyeh

Co-President, Rotaract Club of Willowdale 

Look What The Rotaract Club of Willowdale is doing with Reading Glasses - They want Your help Amy Taghavi-Tekieyeh, Co-President, Rotaract Club of Willowdale 2024-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Learning Tuesdays - March 12, 2024 - The Importance of The Rotary Foundation - Keynote Speaker Is Rotary International Director 2024-26 Chris Etienne - RECORDING AVAILABLE SOON

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Thank you to the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace and his committee for another successful  Learning Tuesdays Zoom  - "The Importance of The Rotary Foundation" on March 12, 2024. The recording will be soon available on the Rotary District 7070 You Tube Channel. Past District Governor Bob Wallace, the Chair of our Rotary District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee welcomed keynote speaker, Chris Etienne Rotary International Director Elect for our Rotary Zones 28 & 32, who talked about  the overall importance of the Foundation.

Would Rotary exist without the Foundation?  

There were stories about:  the outcomes of grants, Polio, and the Endowment Fund and 2025 by 2025, and that it is our money for us to use on district and global grants.  If you missed the original version, be sure to tune in to recording. Available soon. 

 

Learning Tuesdays - March 12, 2024 - The Importance of The Rotary Foundation - Keynote Speaker Is Rotary International Director 2024-26 Chris Etienne - RECORDING AVAILABLE SOON 2024-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
WASH and Health Go Hand in Hand 2024-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

WASH In Ukraine

In war-torn Ukraine, there are some amazing stories of how Rotary clubs are bringing water, sanitation, and hygiene to this country despite the war.

District 2232 constantly works to bring clean water to communities, including fountains in air raid shelters. Learn More . . .

Rotary-supported Disaster Aid Europe is bringing water filters and hygiene kits to Ukraine communities. Learn More . . .

At the recent Colorado University WASH symposium, a presentation on WASH in Emergency Settings, using Ukraine as the case study, was given. Learn More . . .

Please watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhLSuumZnyQ  Please read more.....

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The  April 2024 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 

Posted by Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32
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To embrace current technology and to be a resource to all members of Zone’s 28/32, the current newsletter has been transitioned to an interactive blog style format that will be managed and moderated by the Zone leadership team. Look for the "In The Zone"  April 2024 video from Drew Kessler, our Rotary International Director, together with Christine Etienne (Director Elect)  in the April 2024 District 7070 Newsletter. When Drew's "In The Zone"  April 2024 video is available, it will be inserted into the District 7070 April Newsletter that appears on our Rotary District 7070 website and also on the Rotary Zone 28 and 32 website . ....... Please Read more...

The April 2024 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32 2024-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

April Is Environment Month & April 22 is Earth Day

Posted by Nilam Bedi, Chair, Rotary District 7070 Environmental Action Committee
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With Environmental Sustainability taking root within Rotary as the 7th Area of Focus, Rotary has designated April 2024 as the Environment Month. Check the link below to see what Rotarians around the world are doing to improve the health of planet.

https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-and-earth-day

Within District 7070, most clubs are participating in the Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup. On Saturday April 27, 2024, thousands of Rotarians & Non-Rotarians alike, on both sides of the Canadian and U.S. border will roll up their sleeves to collect refuse along the shoreline, and innumerable waterway tributaries to the Great Lakes basin......

April Is Environment Month & April 22 is Earth Day Nilam Bedi, Chair, Rotary District 7070 Environmental Action Committee 2024-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's April 2024 Newsletter

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Current Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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In his April 2024 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to set and meet their club and personal goals and make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund, the PolioPlus Fund, the Disaster Response Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. Are you a member of the Paul Harris Society OR the PolioPlus Society? Find out how.........

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's April 2024 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Current Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2024-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 International Women's Day - March 8, 2024 - EMBRACE EQUITY - Another District 7070 Success - Recording Now Available

Posted by Johanna de Boer, Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise
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Another Rotary District 7070 success: On Friday, March 8, 2024, we embraced women and equity in Rotary District 7070 as we celebrated the women of Rotary District 7070 with the 2024 Rotary District 7070 International Women's Day LIVE from the Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada. It was an evening of fellowship, learning and empowerment as we learned about female led initiatives in Rotary District 7070 from Rotarian Paige Fernandes (Toronto Leaside), Jennifer Boyd (Scarborough Passport), Nakita Williams (Toronto), Janet Thorsteinson (Whitby-Sunrise), Debbie Morgan (Whitby Sunrise) and Lisa Davenport (Bowmanville), and from Allison Fox (Rotary in the UK).

Thank you to Rotary District 7070 Governor John Burns , and Durham College President Dr Elaine Popp for opening the evening presentations, and Durham College Professor Lon Appleby for hosting our night in the Rotary Global Classroom. Special thanks to Rotarian Johanna De Boer from the Whitby Sunrise Club for organizing another successful International Women's Day in District 7070. See the photos in the District 7070 Photo albums. We now have a You Tube recording of the event : https://www.youtube.com/live/PHCNzB7vt2g?si=mJb5uGMuVJ2arIqU     ...... 

District 7070 International Women's Day - March 8, 2024 - EMBRACE EQUITY - Another District 7070 Success - Recording Now Available Johanna de Boer, Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise 2024-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

In Memory of our Rotarians 

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 dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com .....

 

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Special News from The District 7070 Environmental Action Committee

Posted by Nilam Bedi, Chair , District 7070 Environmental Action Committee
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As we approach the spring season, the Environmental Action Committee is pleased to announce that clubs across the district are getting ready for hands-on projects. 

- April 24th - Environmental Symposium, virtually and in-person at the Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario ( An In Person and also on line Event) . Details to follow.

- April 27th - District wide Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup - What is your club doing?.

Please Read more for some exciting news.......

Special News from The District 7070 Environmental Action Committee Nilam Bedi, Chair , District 7070 Environmental Action Committee 2024-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary District 7070 Peace Forum 2024  - "Harmonizing Hearts and Hands for Peace"  -  February 22, 2024 - Recording Now Available

Posted by Nevine Yassa, District 7070 Chair - Peace Committee
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Congratulations to Nevine Yassa, Chair of Rotary District 7070 Peace Building Committee, for an outstanding Rotary Peace Forum, themed "Harmonizing Hearts and Hands for Peace," that took place on February 22, 2024. The attendees were part of a gathering where distinguished humanitarians and industry leaders from across the globe united under the inspiring theme of "Harmonizing Hearts and Hands for Peace." This theme encapsulated the belief that creating lasting peace is a harmonious effort that requires the unity of compassionate hearts and capable hands. The recording is now available if you missed it. Please Read more ......

Rotary District 7070 Peace Forum 2024 - "Harmonizing Hearts and Hands for Peace" - February 22, 2024 - Recording Now Available Nevine Yassa, District 7070 Chair - Peace Committee 2024-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE MARCH 2024 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE

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 even more of the latest news about Rotary here in southern Ontario and around the world. 

 

REMINDERS FOR EVERYONE:

Send In Your Stories and Photos for the Next Edition:

Please send your Rotary Club stories (deadline is always 4 days prior to the end of the month) to our District  Public Image Chair, Dave Andrews at  dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com

A suggestion to the  District Leadership Team, Assistant Governors and Committee Chairs : Send in a story about what your committee is doing and tell our clubs how they can connect with you. 

A suggestion to 2023-24 Club Presidents: There is a place in the Newsletter for News from Clubs. What have you accomplished that you would like to announce to everyone in the District?

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH. YOU CAN CLICK ON EACH TOPIC TO READ THE WHOLE STORY RIGHT HERE IN THE INDEX ....

NEWSLETTERS:

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:
 
TO VIEW THE REST OF THE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........
 
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Learning Tuesdays - March 12, 2024 - The Importance of The Rotary Foundation - Keynote Speaker Is Rotary International Director 2024-26 Chris Etienne - REGISTER TODAY

 

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace and his committee are putting the final touches on the March 12, 2024 Learning Tuesdays Zoom  - "The Importance of The Rotary Foundation". We invite YOU to join Past District Governor Bob Wallace, the Chair of our Rotary District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee as they welcome our keynote speaker:  Chris Etienne Rotary International Director Elect for our Rotary Zones 28 & 32, will be talking about  the overall importance of the Foundation.

Would Rotary exist without the Foundation?  

We will hear stories about:  the outcomes of grants, Polio, and the Endowment Fund and 2025 by 2025. We will also hear that the importance is that it is our money for us to use on district and global grants

 Be sure to register on the District website Events Calendar  and see the Zoom Meeting link.  Register HERE

 

Learning Tuesdays - March 12, 2024 - The Importance of The Rotary Foundation - Keynote Speaker Is Rotary International Director 2024-26 Chris Etienne - REGISTER TODAY 2024-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor John Burns' March 2024 Newsletter

Posted by John Burns, District 7070 Governor , 2023-24
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In his March 2024 Newsletter, District 7070 Governor John Burns, Agent 7070, reminds us about the importance of clean water highlighting March as Water Sanitation & Hygiene Month and encourages everyone to focus on Water. He also thanks Joan Barrett for and outstanding membership learning Tuesdays and Nevine Yass for an outstanding Peace Forum. John also wants to remind us to get ready for the Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup on April 27 and encourages us to come to the Rotary Club of Bowmanville's 100th anniversary on April 27.  ............

District Governor John Burns' March 2024 Newsletter John Burns, District 7070 Governor , 2023-24 2024-03-01 05:00:00Z 0
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Learning Tuesdays - Feb 20, 2024 - Membership Workshop - Keynote Speaker - Rotary International President 2024-25 Stephanie Urchick - RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE

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Thank you to Rotary District 7070 Membership Chair Joan Barrett and her committee for an excellent Learning Tuesdays on February 20, 2024, on  "Membership Workshop  - Club Culture", that featured our Rotary International President 2024-25 Stephanie Urchick and the 2024-24 Aide to President Stephanie , Tom Gump.  We all learned some new ways to add and retain members in our clubs. Be sure to register see the recording on the Rotary District You Tube Channel . It makes a great learning experience for your members..........

 

Learning Tuesdays - Feb 20, 2024 - Membership Workshop - Keynote Speaker - Rotary International President 2024-25 Stephanie Urchick - RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE 2024-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's March 2024 Newsletter

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Current Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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In his March 2024 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to set and meet their club and personal goals and make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund, the PolioPlus Fund, the Disaster Response Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. Are you a member of the Paul Harris Society OR the PolioPlus Society? Find out how.........

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's March 2024 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Current Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2024-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

The  March 2024 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 

Posted by Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32
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To embrace current technology and to be a resource to all members of Zone’s 28/32, the current newsletter has been transitioned to an interactive blog style format that will be managed and moderated by the Zone leadership team. Look for the "In The Zone"  March 2024 video from Drew Kessler, our Rotary International Director, (available on March 1, 2024), together with Christine Etienne (Director Elect)  in the March 2024 District 7070 Newsletter. When Drew's "In The Zone"  March 2024 video is available, it will be inserted into the District 7070 March Newsletter that appears on our Rotary District 7070 website and also on the Rotary Zone 28 and 32 website . ....... Please Read more...

The March 2024 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32 2024-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

News From The Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group (BELRAG) 

Posted by Carolyn Johnson Chair Emeritus, BELRAG

Rotary members Create Hope In the World through their commitment to providing Basic Education and Literacy to their home communities and communities around the world.  Be sure to see the latest issues of the BELRAG newsletter, learn how Rotarians are committed to improving basic education and literacy.  See our website for more information: https://belrag.org/. Thank you to Courtney Doldron for linking us up with the Newsletters.

Enjoy the Newsletters as you support BEL programs to Create Hope in the World.


Carolyn Johnson
Chair Emeritus, BELRAG

News From The Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group (BELRAG) Carolyn Johnson Chair Emeritus, BELRAG 2024-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News 

Posted by Ally Buck, Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada

Please welcome  Ally Buck, the new Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada. She is looking forward to getting to know the Rotary Clubs and Rotarians that support ShelterBox. She is originally from Pictou County, Nova Scotia where she attended the Nova Scotia Community College’s Social Services/Community Development program. In 2018 she relocated to Kingston, Ontario to attend Queen’s University where she graduated with her BA in Global Development Studies last June.

 Here's is her latest newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News  Ally Buck, Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada 2024-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

In Memory of our Rotarians 

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 dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com .....

 

In Memory of our Rotarians  2024-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's March 2024 Newsletter

Posted by Barry Rassin, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2023-24
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In the Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation (and Rotary International Past President)  Barry Rassin's March 2024 Newsletter, Barry says that Rotary’s focus turns to two themes this month. March is Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Month, and we celebrate World Rotaract Week 11-17 March. Clean water, basic sanitation, and proper hygiene are fundamental human rights, yet a staggering 2.2 billion people still lack access to safe drinking water . We’re taking action. Over the past decade, your Rotary Foundation has invested more than $180 million in over 2,500 water and sanitation projects worldwide . Rotary is on the ground making a difference through global grant-supported projects funded by your contributions to the Foundation. He says that when we talk about partnerships, we can’t forget our closest ally, right here in the family of Rotary: Rotaract. The engagement, energy, and ideas of Rotaract complement the experience of Rotary clubs and increase our collective impact. He urges all Rotary and Rotaract clubs to foster closer collaboration and engagement in our Foundation, whether it’s rolling up their sleeves on a project or giving...........

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's March 2024 Newsletter Barry Rassin, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2023-24 2024-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Gordon McInally's March 2024 Message

Posted by Gordon McInally, Rotary International President 2023-24

In President Gordon McInally's  March 2024 Message, he says that there are many pathways to peace, and in Rotary, we are fortunate to have Rotary Peace Fellows who demonstrate this truth time and again. Each year, Rotary awards up to 130 fellowships for leaders around the world to study peace and development, and what these peace fellows learn prepares them to work in conflict prevention and resolution and promote Positive Peace. Gordon cites a few examples of the creative ways peace fellows advance peace. He added that these stories — and hundreds like them — show how Rotary is creating a generation of leaders ready and able to build peace worldwide. Nearly 1,800 peace fellows have graduated from Rotary Peace Centers, and they are applying their craft in more than 140 countries. ............

Rotary International President Gordon McInally's March 2024 Message Gordon McInally, Rotary International President 2023-24 2024-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

March 2024 is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Month

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What Is your Rotary Club doing to focus on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in March 2024?  Clean water and sanitation is a human right. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives. We don’t just build wells and walk away. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education projects. When children learn about disease transmission and practice good hygiene, they miss less school. And they can take those lessons home to their families, expanding our impact.

Read more, right here, for more details....

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District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's March 2024 Newsletter

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Current Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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In his March 2024 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to set and meet their club and personal goals and make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund, the PolioPlus Fund, the Disaster Response Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. .......

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's March 2024 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Current Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2024-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Be sure to watch the "Talking Rotary" Podcast - Bowmanville Rotarian Joe Solway Moderates for Peter Tonge 

From Peter Tonge: 

Metro Morning on X: Meet Joe Solway the new host of Talking Rotary. After a long career in the media, including 20 years at CBC Radio, Joe became a proud member of the Rotary Club of Bowmanville.

Joe is an active organizer at both the club and district levels. He is best known as the producer of A Concert to Feed the Need which supports food banks and shelters across the Durham region.

 

Here is just one of the podcasts..... wait til you see who is on and the topic....

Be sure to watch the "Talking Rotary" Podcast - Bowmanville Rotarian Joe Solway Moderates for Peter Tonge 2024-02-29 05:00:00Z 0

Scholarship Trains Water Professionals

The strategic partnership between The Rotary Foundation (TRF) and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education aims to tackle the world’s water and sanitation crisis by increasing the number of trained professionals to devise, plan, and implement solutions in developing and emerging countries. The IHE Delft Institute is the world’s largest international graduate water education facility. Since 1957 the Institute has provided graduate education to more than 23,000 water professionals from over 190 countries, and is a flagship institute in the UN-Water family.......

Scholarship Trains Water Professionals 2024-02-29 05:00:00Z 0

World Water Day is March 22, 2024 - How Will You Celebrate?

Every year, World Water Day (22 March) raises awareness and inspires action to tackle the water and sanitation crisis. It is a United Nations observance, coordinated by UN-Water and led by one or more UN-Water Members and Partners with a related mandate.   The theme is proposed in advance by UN-Water and is aligned with the annual publication of the UN World Water Development Report, published by UNESCO on behalf of UN-Water, with its production coordinated by the UNESCO World Water Assessment Program (WWAP).   In 2024, the theme of World Water Day is ‘Leveraging water for peace’ and the name of the World Water Development Report is ‘Leveraging Water for Peace and Prosperity’. The World Water Day campaign is simply called ‘Water for Peace.’ .....

World Water Day is March 22, 2024 - How Will You Celebrate? 2024-02-29 05:00:00Z 0

Campbellford Rotary Car Tour - June 16 - You Are Invited

The Rotary Club of Campbellford is inviting everyone in District 7070 to register Now For their First Ever Car Tour on Sunday, June 16. This is a unique, new fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Campbellford to continue to financially benefit the organizations they support. Be sure to see the flyer ......

Campbellford Rotary Car Tour - June 16 - You Are Invited 2024-02-29 05:00:00Z 0
Campbellford Rotary Fundraising Dinner - April 26, 2024 - You're Invited 2024-02-29 05:00:00Z 0

Good News - Women Leaders - But We need More

Posted by Chris Snyder, Rotary Club of Toronto
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Chris Snyder, from the Rotary Club of Toronto, and Chair Emeritus of Honouring Indigenous Peoples, has written a blog on Women Leaders. Since we are approaching International Women's Day on March 8, please take a look at Chris' blog: http://www.chrissnyder.ca/ 

Good News - Women Leaders - But We need More Chris Snyder, Rotary Club of Toronto 2024-02-29 05:00:00Z 0

Want DDF (District Designated Funds) for a Global Grant?  You must submit a DDF Request Form!
 

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Chair
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Everyone working on a Global Grant application is looking to add DDF – District Designated Funds – to the funding of the project.  Without DDF, the Rotary Foundation will not provide any funds to the project. 

D7070 has guidelines for matching Club cash contribution with our DDF. At the same time, the amount of DDF the District has is limited.  It is based on the funds we raised three years back for the Annual Fund.  There are also many areas where we can and want use our DDF.

Effective immediately, we are therefore requiring everyone looking for DDF to a Global Grant project to complete and submit a DDF Request Form.  The form is available on the District’s website, under the Rotary Foundation tab..  Projects that have not submitted a DDF Request Form run the risk of not receiving any DDF.

For more information, please contact PDG Lars Henriksson at pdglars.henriksson@gmail.com

Want DDF (District Designated Funds) for a Global Grant?  You must submit a DDF Request Form!  Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Chair 2024-02-29 05:00:00Z 0

It is Time to apply for 2024-25 Rotary Foundation District Grants - Deadline is May 31, 2024
 

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070's Rotary Foundation Grants Committee
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Rotary and Rotaract Clubs that want to apply for District Grants in the 2024-25 Rotary year must submit their applications between March 1 – May 31, 2024.  Applications are made on the application form found under the Rotary Foundation tab on the District’s website, www.rotary7070.org 

The Club applying for the Grant must be qualified for the 2024-25 Rotary year.  Supporting Clubs are also encouraged to become qualified. 

Please, note that an application for a District Grant is not a guarantee for a grant.  Applications are evaluated by the District Grants Sub-Committee.  Final decision will be made by the Rotary Foundation, which they approve the Spending Plan submitted by D7070 in July 2024.

For more information, please contact PDG Lars Henriksson, pdglars.henriksson@gmail.com

It is Time to apply for 2024-25 Rotary Foundation District Grants - Deadline is May 31, 2024  Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070's Rotary Foundation Grants Committee 2024-02-29 05:00:00Z 0

Join Rotary International's Zoom - March 8 and 12 NOON - International Women's Day

Empowering and elevating women in the workplace

International Women’s Day is 8 March. To celebrate, join Rotary for a webinar that will focus on the importance of not only including women in leadership but also championing their leadership, both in the workplace and beyond. We will discuss identifying leaders early, establishing mentorship and sponsorship programs, supporting women in joining women-led professional organizations, and focusing on allyship. We’ll also announce and celebrate the recipient of the 2023-24 Sylvia Whitlock Leadership Award. This event is open to Rotary members and nonmembers of all genders. Register now.

Use #IWD2024 to find other Women’s Day events or to post information about your own!

Join Rotary International's Zoom - March 8 and 12 NOON - International Women's Day 2024-02-14 05:00:00Z 0

How would YOU like to customize YOUR Rotary experience and get involved in ways that matter to YOU ? 

Designing your Rotary experience

Getting involved in Rotary creates opportunities to make connections, participate in meaningful service, become a leader, and expand your perspective. The personal growth that you experience through Rotary depends on your choices throughout your Rotary journey. We know that each member has a unique combination of interests, skills, and talents, so each member will be attracted to different activities. 

Designing Your Rotary Experience is a guide that describes all of the options members have for customizing their Rotary experience and getting involved in ways that matter to them. This guide is great both for new members who are learning about Rotary beyond their club and for longtime members who want to discover new ways to participate.

How would YOU like to customize YOUR Rotary experience and get involved in ways that matter to YOU ? 2024-02-14 05:00:00Z 0

It's Official - Elizabeth Compton Rotary District Governor for 2026-27

Posted by John Burns, Rotary District 7070 Governor
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Having received no challenges to the Selection Committee’s decision, I am delighted to inform you that Elizabeth (Liz) Compton, from the Rotary Club of Toronto Leaside, has been selected as the RI District 7070 District Governor for the Rotary Year 2026-27. Liz will be a great addition to our District Governor Team joining me, Immediate Past District Governor Iosif Ciosa, District Governor Elect Virginia O'Reilly and District Governor Nominee Niecy Dillon-Tyrovolas

Let's Meet Liz ....... Please Read more......

 
 
It's Official - Elizabeth Compton Rotary District Governor for 2026-27 John Burns, Rotary District 7070 Governor 2024-02-12 05:00:00Z 0

IT'S TIME TO QUALIFY  !!! - 2024-25 Rotary Foundation Grant Qualification - NOW AVAILABLE - on The District 7070 Website

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair
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The Rotary Foundation requires Rotary and Rotaract Clubs that want to apply for Global and District Grants to be qualified.  Clubs are qualified when two of its members have successfully completed the two on-line quizzes connected to the training modules.  In addition, the President and President Elect of Clubs must sign and submit the MOU – Memorandum Of Understanding to the District.  The qualification is valid for one Rotary year. All documents for the 2024-25 Rotary year are posted under the Rotary Foundation tab on the District’s website, www.rotary7070.org   For any questions, please contact PDG Lars Henriksson, District Grants Sub-Committee Chair at pdglars.henriksson@gmail.com

REMEMBER: To qualify, a Club must have at least two of its members complete the qualification process.  In addition, the Club must submit an MOU to the District, signed by the President and President Elect.   Please Read more for details.............

IT'S TIME TO QUALIFY !!! - 2024-25 Rotary Foundation Grant Qualification - NOW AVAILABLE - on The District 7070 Website Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair 2024-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

BRUSHAMANIA  - A Rotary Community Project for Your Club - It's Time For Your Club To Get Involved  - April Is Oral Health Month

Posted by Rotary Club of Scarborough Passport President Dr. Raffy Chouljian
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We need help recruiting other Rotarians to go to Brush-a-mania schools and represent Rotary.  Brush-a-mania is a Rotary program and it would be nice if there was a Rotarian at every school to emcee and lead the assembly. Brush-a-mania is a not-for-profit program designed to promote oral health and awareness among young children from Junior Kindergarten to grade 6. It was started in 2001 by the Scarborough Rotary Passport Club and has already reached over 650,000 students. Our purpose is to educate and motivate children and to bring together dentists, Rotarians, teachers and parents to create a celebration around proper dental care. Read more about this great project and see how you and your Rotary Club can  help.....

BRUSHAMANIA - A Rotary Community Project for Your Club - It's Time For Your Club To Get Involved - April Is Oral Health Month Rotary Club of Scarborough Passport President Dr. Raffy Chouljian 2024-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute - IN PERSON - April 20, 2024  - Parts I, II and III in Scarborough

Posted by Susan Hunter, , Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute
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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.  This is your opportunity to learn more about Rotary and share your ideas with other Rotarians, and it is a great learning experience for newer Rotarians, for your incoming Board of Directors, and for any Rotarian who wants to learn more about Rotary.  Here is more of the story........

Rotary Leadership Institute - IN PERSON - April 20, 2024  - Parts I, II and III in Scarborough Susan Hunter, , Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2024-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

2024 Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup - April 27, 2024 - Are You Ready?

Posted by Dan Coombes, Chair , Rotary District 7070 Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup
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Our 4th Annual Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup Event (GLWC) is quickly approaching!  Please mark your calendar for Saturday April 27, 2024.  More information will come from your District Environmental Action Committee very soon. Thank you - Dan Coombes - Chair GLWC (dancoombes4@gmail.com)

What is your club doing ?  What are you planning? Here's one example.....

At The Second Marsh in Oshawa, Ontario, the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa, Oshawa-Parkwood and Courtice and civic leaders will be helping the Friends of The Second Marsh to clean up the Second Marsh on Lake Ontario. The SECOND MARSH is a 137 ha coastal wetland located in the southeast portion of Oshawa, (Regional Municipality of Durham), Ontario, Canada.  The combination of Second Marsh with the adjacent areas of McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve and Darlington Provincial Park represents nearly 400 hectares, one of the largest publicly accessible waterfront spaces available in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).  It is located on the north shore of Lake Ontario in a major urban center, and is unique in being the largest remaining wetland in the GTA.

For even more ideas....... Please Read more .......

 

2024 Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup - April 27, 2024 - Are You Ready? Dan Coombes, Chair , Rotary District 7070 Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup 2024-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

District 7070 International Women's Day - March 8, 2024 - EMBRACE EQUITY - Join Us In-Person In The Rotary Global Classroom or On Line - REGISTER TODAY

Posted by Johanna de Boer, Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise
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Come embrace women and equity in Rotary District 7070 as we celebrate the women of Rotary District 7070 !  We gather on March 8th @ 6pm in the Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in a hybrid setting (In person and online) to celebrate fellowship and hear from female leaders of Rotary District 7070.  Reception from 6 to 7 pm. Broadcast starts at 7 pm. If you are going to the In-Person event,please Register today and there is a Registration fee of $15.00 payable to jdeboer@rogers.com NOW.  Parking will be in Founders Lot 2 @ Durham College . Parking will be $3.00   Parking map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/BxKBqPJyHQpXacNG8 . Guest speakers include Janet Thorsteinson, Paige Fernandes, Jennifer Boyd, Nikita Williams, Renata Pancini & Debbbie Morgan.

Please join us for an evening where we embrace equity to forget and harmony and unity, driving success for all. Please register for the IN PERSON  event  by CLICKING HERE and then be sure to pay Johanna IN ADVANCE of the big event.

OR

Join us for the on line broadcast  :  https://app.tauria.com/client/s/6320b2f4bb8aa1a116995e50

If you have any questions, please contact Johanna de Boer, Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise at jdeboer@rogers.com
District 7070 International Women's Day - March 8, 2024 - EMBRACE EQUITY - Join Us In-Person In The Rotary Global Classroom or On Line - REGISTER TODAY Johanna de Boer, Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise 2024-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE FEBRUARY 2024 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE

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 even more of the latest news about Rotary here in southern Ontario and around the world. 

 

REMINDERS FOR EVERYONE:

Send In Your Stories and Photos for the Next Edition:

Please send your Rotary Club stories (deadline is always 4 days prior to the end of the month) to our District  Public Image Chair, Dave Andrews at  dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com

A suggestion to the  District Leadership Team, Assistant Governors and Committee Chairs : Send in a story about what your committee is doing and tell our clubs how they can connect with you. 

A suggestion to 2023-24 Club Presidents: There is a place in the Newsletter for News from Clubs. What have you accomplished that you would like to announce to everyone in the District?

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH. YOU CAN CLICK ON EACH TOPIC TO READ THE WHOLE STORY RIGHT HERE IN THE INDEX ....

NEWSLETTERS:

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:
 
TO VIEW THE REST OF THE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........
 
WELCOME TO THE FEBRUARY 2024 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2024-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News 

Posted by Ally Buck, Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada

Please welcome  Ally Buck, the new Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada. She is looking forward to getting to know the Rotary Clubs and Rotarians that support ShelterBox. She is originally from Pictou County, Nova Scotia where she attended the Nova Scotia Community College’s Social Services/Community Development program. In 2018 she relocated to Kingston, Ontario to attend Queen’s University where she graduated with her BA in Global Development Studies last June.

 Here's is her latest newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News  Ally Buck, Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada 2024-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

February 23, 2024 - Rotary's 119th Birthday AND World Understanding and Peace Day

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 February 23 is Rotary’s 119th Birthday. That day is also called World Understanding and Peace Day. On February 23, 1905, little did Paul Harris and his three friends realize what they were starting when they met in room 711 of the Unity Building in Chicago. We have come a long way, since then, but we still have a long way to go to achieve goodwill, peace, and understanding among all people of the world. And there is more to read....... 

February 23, 2024 - Rotary's 119th Birthday AND World Understanding and Peace Day 2024-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

February is Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention Month - What Is Your Club Doing To Promote ?

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Millions of people all over the world are currently displaced by armed conflict or persecution. In fact, 90% of casualties in armed conflicts are civilians, half of which are children. Through service projects and Rotary programs, the Rotary family is committed to pursuing projects that address the structural causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.....

February is Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention Month - What Is Your Club Doing To Promote ? 2024-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

The  February 2024 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 

Posted by Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32
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To embrace current technology and to be a resource to all members of Zone’s 28/32, the current newsletter has been transitioned to an interactive blog style format that will be managed and moderated by the Zone leadership team. Look for the "In The Zone"  February 2024 video from Drew Kessler, our Rotary International Director, (available on February 1, 2024), together with Christine Etienne (Director Elect)  in the February 2024 District 7070 Newsletter. It is not available at time of releasing this newsletter. When Drew's "In The Zone"  February 2024 video is available, it will be inserted into the District 7070 February Newsletter that appears on our Rotary District 7070 website and also on the Rotary Zone 28 and 32 website . ....... Please Read more...

The February 2024 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32 2024-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

A Night of a Thousand Dinners - in Oshawa - Another Successful Event Supporting The Canadian Landmine Foundation

Posted by Gordon Dowsley, Rotary Club of Oshawa

The Rotary Club of Oshawa hosted the annual Night of a Thousand Dinners fundraiser for Canadian Landmines Foundation at the Ontario Regiment Officers Mess in downtown Oshawa on January 18, 2024. Guest Speaker for the evening was the Honourable Lloyd Axworthy,  Canada's former Minister of External Affairs,  who is the Honorary President of the Foundation and author of The Ottawa Treaty. The Canadian Landmine Foundation is a registered charity with a mission to raise awareness and funds to end human and economic suffering caused by landmines. They support demining, victim assistance, and educational programming in countries plagued by landmines. 

Thank you to all those who attended from Rotary Clubs of Oshawa, Oshawa-Parkwood, Bowmanville, Markham-Unionville, Trenton, Toronto, Campbellford, and beyond. Thank you to Oshawa Rotarian Gordon Dowsley and his team of organizers. Also thank you to Rotary Club of Oshawa Past President Peter Hernandez (guest speaker Thanker) for sharing his photos. (The photos will be on the District 7070 website for all to see). To learn more about the Canadian Landmines Foundation please go to https://canadianlandmine.org . The Ottawa Treaty that brought 161 countries around the world together banning anti-personnel landmines by entrenching the norm. 

It is time for Rotary District 7070 clubs and clubs throughout the country to re-energize " A Night of A Thousand Dinners" and host one of these Rotary Club sponsored evenings, this year and every year to promote peace in the world and tell the world it is time to ban landmines everywhere.

Here is a video on the Ottawa Treaty , 20 years later. https://vimeo.com/190510668

 

 
A Night of a Thousand Dinners - in Oshawa - Another Successful Event Supporting The Canadian Landmine Foundation Gordon Dowsley, Rotary Club of Oshawa 2024-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor John Burns' February 2024 Newsletter

Posted by John Burns, District 7070 Governor , 2023-24
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In his February 2024 Newsletter, District 7070 Governor John Burns, Agent 7070, talks about spring being in the air. He also highlights February Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month and how Rotary creates environments of peace, and invites everyone to our District 7070 Peace Conference on February 20.  He adds that February is a learning month for our incoming presidents and assistant governors and announces our District's selection for District Governor for 2026-27 pending the 14 day waiting period. John is back on the club visitation trail in February and he is encouraging everyone to generate peace in ourselves and in our community to Create Hope in the World.............

District Governor John Burns' February 2024 Newsletter John Burns, District 7070 Governor , 2023-24 2024-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's February 2024 Newsletter

Posted by Barry Rassin, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2023-24
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In the Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation (and Rotary International Past President)  Barry Rassin's February 2024 Newsletter, Barry notes that stories of war and violence are deeply discouraging. But we certainly can’t turn away from the problem. He says that in these times, we need to shift our focus from what we can’t change to what we can do. He notes that February is Rotary’s Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month. It is one of our areas of focus because peace is central to everything we do in Rotary. When you support any of the areas of focus of The Rotary Foundation, you are contributing to peace. Peace is and always has been interwoven into the fabric of Rotary beyond our projects, too. In 1999, when we established the Rotary Peace Centers through a visionary initiative of our Foundation, we rearmed this commitment. As Rotary has evolved into a global force for good, it has championed peace and understanding in countless way. He encourages us to support our work, and say that we are a part of that legacy. We can directly support it by visiting rotary.org/donate and selecting peacebuilding and conflict prevention as the area of focus ............

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's February 2024 Newsletter Barry Rassin, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2023-24 2024-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

The First Learning Tuesdays - January 16, 2024 - How To Kick Start Your Club's Social Media - A Great Success - Recording NOW Available

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Learning Tuesdays January 16, 2024 "How To Kick Start Your Club's Social Media" is now available on our Rotary District 7070 You Tube Channel. Fantastic presentations by Past District Governor Mary Lou Harrison (Rotary's Zone 28 Public Image Coordinator on why we tell our Rotary Story on Social Media , and from Hannah Shaw (Rotary's Digital and Social Media Specialist from Rotary International Head office in Evanston , Illinois) with tips for Kick Starting Your Club's social media.

Thank you to our past District Governor Iosif Ciosa, this year's District learning Committee Chair , for approving Learning Tuesdays for 2023-24, here in District 7070.

Thank you to District Governor John Burns, Past District Governor Bob Wallace and Assistant Rotary Zone 28 Public Image Coordinator Joe Solway for all of your help.

Here is the link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La-8beaKBTY

 

Watch it right here. Please read more.....

The First Learning Tuesdays - January 16, 2024 - How To Kick Start Your Club's Social Media - A Great Success - Recording NOW Available 2024-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Gordon McInally's February 2024 Message

Posted by Gordon McInally, Rotary International President 2023-24

In President Gordon McInally's  February 2024 Message, he is enthused and encouraged by your embrace of mental health initiatives throughout the Rotary world. He notes that our members not only appreciate the greater focus on mental health, but they also believe that making more of the Rotary experience will materially improve their lives. He finds it interesting that members are not asking anything dramatically new of their club — rather they want more of what we do best. We need to acknowledge the importance of increasing belonging in
our clubs and to encourage Rotary members to make the most of every opportunity for new and stronger connections.
 if your club has found new ways to build connection, please share your stories with us at mindhealth@rotary.org so we can make them more broadly known within the Rotary world. He says that the journey we have begun is about more than mental health. It is about taking advantage of the full strength of our wonderful organization and helping all members feel that they are part of a community that cares deeply
about their personal well-being.
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Rotary International President Gordon McInally's February 2024 Message Gordon McInally, Rotary International President 2023-24 2024-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Join Us Live or On Line for the 2024 WASH-RAG Summit 16

After all, as a critical part of WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene), sanitation addresses the important need to keep human excreta separate and safely managed – from the time it is produced until it is safe for human contact. Toilets are a big part of the solution, but sanitation involves more. A whole supply chain can provide income for entrepreneurs: pit emptying, transportation, processing, distribution, and sales of fertilizer or briquettes. And in healthcare facilities, sanitation includes the important process of contaminated waste management. Held each year on the Friday before the International Convention, the WASH-RAG World Water Summit provides an opportunity for Rotarians to share knowledge and experience, learn from experts, and strengthen relationships. Come Learn, Share, and Take Action! 

Register Now!
   Please Read more.....
Join Us Live or On Line for the 2024 WASH-RAG Summit 16 2024-01-31 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Council on RESOLUTIONS Report

Dear Rotarians:

With the conclusion of the 2023 Council on Resolutions (COR), I am pleased to provide you with the Report of Action.  In this report, you will find:
•    A letter from Council Services
•    Resolutions that were adopted
•    Vote tallies for the adopted items

Voting results for all 2023 resolutions can be found on My Rotary.  Please note that the deadline for submitting resolutions to the 2024 COR is 30 June 2024. A link to the submission form, plus helpful resources, can be found on the Councils page of My Rotary.  If you have any questions about the report or the COR, please let us know.

Best regards,

Sarah Christensen

Manager | Council Services

 

NOTE: There are two different Councils. The Council on Legislation is different . Please Read more ...... 

Rotary Council on RESOLUTIONS Report 2024-01-29 05:00:00Z 0
You Can Download Speeches from the Rotary International Assembly 2024-01-26 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary World Curling Championships in Peterborough, Ontario - April 5 to 12, 2024

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Exciting news from Rotary Club of Peterborough

🥌 The Rotary World Curling Championships are in Peterborough in April 2024!   This prestigious event, talking place from Friday April 5 - 12, 2024, will be a clash of 23 top-tier teams from the powerhouse curling nations of Canada, the USA, Scotland, and England. Each team has battled through national Rotary curling competitions to secure their spot in this global spectacle. We invite sponsors to gain visibility during this exciting event. Partner with us to showcase your brand to a passionate audience and support this global celebration of sport and fellowship.

Interested in Sponsoring? Contact: rotaryworldcurling2024@gmail.com

Learn more about the International Curling Fellowship of Rotarians: https://www.curlingrotaryfellowship.com

Rotary World Curling Championships in Peterborough, Ontario - April 5 to 12, 2024 2024-01-25 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Shift From Training To Learning - Watch The Webinar  - NOW AVAILABLE 

From The Rotary Learning Center:

As Rotary’s approach to building knowledge and skills shifts from a training model to a learning model, we’re putting participants at the center of the learning experience so they can direct their own learning and skill development.

Join our webinar that was shown on February 13, 2024 to explore how to create dynamic learning experiences through facilitated dialogue and idea sharing. 

 
Rotary's Shift From Training To Learning - Watch The Webinar  - NOW AVAILABLE  2024-01-25 05:00:00Z 0

Resolve to increase your Rotary knowledge in 2024 at The Rotary Learning Center

Start the new year right by taking a course in the Learning Center. As a district leader, what better resolution can you make than to brush up on your Rotary knowledge? You’ll find plenty of opportunity to do that quickly and effortlessly in the Learning Center. Our Learning Center staff members recommend these courses in advance of the coming season of learning events designed to prepare incoming leaders for their terms in July:

Did you know that Rotary’s Action Plan can help you address your club and district challenges and leverage opportunities? Use Rotary’s Strategic Planning Guide to get ready for the upcoming Rotary year.

Resolve to increase your Rotary knowledge in 2024 at The Rotary Learning Center 2024-01-25 05:00:00Z 0
The State of Membership - a new Presentation from Rotary International 2024-01-25 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Bowmanville's 100TH Anniversary - April 27, 2024 - YOU Are Invited 2024-01-25 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of York - Chinese New Year Gala - Feb 23 - YOU Are Invited 2024-01-25 05:00:00Z 0

A News UPDATE from the Rotaract Club of Willowdale

Posted by Amy Taghavi-Tekieyeh, Co-President, Rotaract Club of Willowdale
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Dear Rotarians, 

The Rotaract Club of Willowdale is delighted to share our 2023 impact, marking our 5th year as a Rotaract Club.

Upon the start of the 2023 Rotary year, our club sprung into action with our first project, a Bottle Drive for North York General Hospital. With the support of our Sponsor Club'(s) the Rotary Club of Willowdale and the Rotary Club of North York, we were able to collect and deliver hundreds of empties for this meaningful project. As a result, our summer bottle drive was able to contribute to the total sum of $1,764.50 that the NYGH project raised.

As autumn approached, we dove into our next project, Halloween for Hunger, in which our team of young professionals raised funds and contributed to the 50+ non-perishable goods donated to the North York Harvest Food Bank, via Toronto Fire Station 111.

To conclude the 2023 year, our Club decided to undertake a Care Packages for Christmas initiative in which we were graciously supported by Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Willowdale and the Toronto-Earlscourt Rotary Club; our members greatly bonded while assembling 60+ care packages, all of which were delivered to Eva's Place Emergency Shelter for Youth. All in all, 2023 was a wonderful year of community service, professional, and personal development for our small team.

We sincerely thank all Rotarians who supported our work, and we look forward to continuing and expanding our mission of service above self in 2024. The past 5 years have been invaluable to our team, and we are excited to see what the future holds.

Kind Regards, 

Amy Taghavi-Tekieyeh, LLM, LLB (Hons)

Co-President, Rotaract Club of Willowdale           Please Read more to see the photos.......

A News UPDATE from the Rotaract Club of Willowdale Amy Taghavi-Tekieyeh, Co-President, Rotaract Club of Willowdale 2024-01-25 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International’s 2022-23 Annual Report is now available 2024-01-25 05:00:00Z 0

Tips for applying for a Programs of Scale grant

It’s not too early to begin preparing your concept note for a Programs of Scale grant. Concept notes are due 1 August 2024 for the 2025 Programs of Scale grant competition. For the next award cycle, Programs of Scale proposals must include a minimum of US$500,000 in cash contributions from one or more external program partners. Register for these webinars to learn more about the process:

Note: The time zone is UTC-6 for one of the sessions and UTC-5 for the other because Chicago will switch to daylight saving time in early March.

For more information about past winners or to learn how to apply , visit the Programs of Scale page on My Rotary.

Tips for applying for a Programs of Scale grant 2024-01-25 05:00:00Z 0
Take a Look at The Rotary Club of Etobicoke's Hand On Projects in December 2023 Ron Miller, Rotary Club of Etobicoke 2024-01-25 05:00:00Z 0

Outstanding Community Service by the Rotary Club of Willowdale In 2023 - Take A Look 

Posted by Jobson Easow, President, Rotary Club of Willowdale
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Here is a note that President Jobson sent to members of the Rotary Club of Willowdale in December 2023:

I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation and commendation for the outstanding community work that we The Rotary Club of Willowdale have undertaken in 2023. It is truly inspiring to witness the positive impact your efforts have had on the well-being and development of our community.

Your commitment to continuing our flagship project in Arusha, Volunteering at food bank, Clothing drive, Fundraising for Kerala, Ham & Cheese fundraising, Fundraising for Salvation Army and being part of the Toy mountain, volunteering to help Neighbourhood Link, volunteer at New Circles to name a few has not only made a significant difference in the lives of individuals but has also strengthened the bonds within our community.

The dedication, passion, and tireless efforts exhibited by your team are a testament to the values of compassion, unity, and service. The collaborative spirit and inclusivity demonstrated by your team have created a ripple effect, inspiring others to get involved and contribute to the betterment of our community. Your efforts serve as a shining example for others to follow, and I am confident that the positive impact will continue to resonate for years to come.

Once again, I extend my heartfelt congratulations for the exceptional community work carried out in 2023. Your dedication to creating a better and more inclusive community is truly commendable, and I look forward to witnessing the continued success of your endeavors.

Best regards,

Jobson Easow      Please Read more for a look at just one of their projects - Wings of Wisdom ........

 

Outstanding Community Service by the Rotary Club of Willowdale In 2023 - Take A Look Jobson Easow, President, Rotary Club of Willowdale 2024-01-25 05:00:00Z 0

There is Still Time to Recruit and Apply for Peace Fellowships - Get The Word Out NOW

Posted by Lynda Ryder - Chair, District 7070 Peace Fellowships Committee
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Districts and Rotary and Rotaract clubs play a key role in recruiting and recommending Rotary Peace Fellow candidates. Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards fellowships to leaders in peace and development to study at one of the Rotary Peace Centers at premier universities around the world. The fellows can earn a master’s degree or a postgraduate diploma through the professional development certificate program. The application will be open 1 February through 15 May, and the peace fellows who are selected will begin their studies in 2025. Find out who is eligible and how they can apply.

Help midcareer change-makers and young professionals who have peacebuilding experience apply for a fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship. Connect with your district Rotary Peace Fellowship subcommittee chair to learn more about recruiting candidates from your communities......

 

There is Still Time to Recruit and Apply for Peace Fellowships - Get The Word Out NOW Lynda Ryder - Chair, District 7070 Peace Fellowships Committee 2024-01-24 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Elect Stephanie Urchick Announces her 2024-25 Presidential Theme - Plus Links to the Key Speeches from the International Assembly - NOW Available

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Rotary International President-elect Stephanie Urchick announced that the 2024-25 presidential theme is The Magic of Rotary and called on members to recognize and amplify the organization’s power to save lives. “Don’t misunderstand me – we are not going to end polio or bring peace to the world by waving a wand and saying some funny words,” Urchick told incoming district governors at the Rotary International Assembly on  January 8, 2024. “It’s up to you. You create the magic with every project completed, every dollar donated, and every new member.”

Watch the theme address  HERE ......

Rotary International President Elect Stephanie Urchick Announces her 2024-25 Presidential Theme - Plus Links to the Key Speeches from the International Assembly - NOW Available 2024-01-23 05:00:00Z 0

2023 Concert for Feed The Need in Durham - Hosted by the Rotary Clubs in Durham Region  - Another Huge Success - Thanks Joe

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The Sixth Annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham  on SUNDAY, December 10, 2023, that featured musicians from across the Durham Region at The BILTMORE THEATRE  in Oshawa, was another huge success, thanks to Joe Solway form the Rotary Club of Bowmanville and the other 9 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region. Proceeds went to help feed their neighbours in the sixth annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham. As in past years, the event showcased an award-winning line-up of performers from a cross-section of genres – pop, country, R&B, gospel, folk, classical and more.

The event’s scope has grown over the years, becoming a Durham-wide Rotary event, with the Rotary clubs in Durham Region joining as co-presenters. Over $31,000 was raised  that will go to Feed the Need in Durham – and the need has never been greater. The agency collects and distributes food and other essential items to more than 60 emergency food providers across Durham, including food banks, shelters, meal and snack programs and other social service agencies.  Please Read more....

2023 Concert for Feed The Need in Durham - Hosted by the Rotary Clubs in Durham Region - Another Huge Success - Thanks Joe 2024-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

A Night of a Thousand Dinners - in Oshawa - District 7070 Rotarians are Invited - January 18, 2024 - Support The Canadian Landmine Foundation

Posted by Gordon Dowsley, Rotary Club of Oshawa

Everyone in District 7070 is invited to: 

Night of A Thousand Dinners – JANUARY 18, 2024 - Proceeds to  the Canadian Landmine Foundation  , Officers' Mess, Colonel R. S. McLaighlin Armoury , 53 Simcoe Street North. Tickets $125.00 per person. Bar opens at 6 pm. Dinner at 7 pm.  Fundraiser for Canadian Landmine Foundation by the Oshawa Rotary Club. Call Gordon Dowsley for tickets at 905-576-3636 and at gdowsley@yahoo.com . Many Rotary Clubs in Canada support Canadian Landmine Foundation. Join us. See: https://canadianlandmine.org/ .....

 
A Night of a Thousand Dinners - in Oshawa - District 7070 Rotarians are Invited - January 18, 2024 - Support The Canadian Landmine Foundation Gordon Dowsley, Rotary Club of Oshawa 2024-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News 

Posted by Ally Buck, Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada

Please welcome  Ally Buck, the new Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada (taking over Meg’s role). She has been getting settled into her new position over the last few weeks and is looking forward to getting to know the Rotary Clubs and Rotarians that support ShelterBox. She is originally from Pictou County, Nova Scotia where she attended the Nova Scotia Community College’s Social Services/Community Development program. In 2018 she relocated to Kingston, Ontario to attend Queen’s University where she graduated with her BA in Global Development Studies last June.

 Here's is her latest newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News  Ally Buck, Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada 2024-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

2nd National Youth to Youth (Y2Y) Truth and Reconciliation Experience  - URGENT REQUEST FOR Your Financial Assistance - UPDATE FROM JOHN CURRIE - HIP - 

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To the Rotary District 7070 Family,

Thank you all for your applications that we received by the December 15 deadline. District 7070 received a significant number of outstanding candidates, making the selection process quite challenging. Honouring Indigenous Peoples (HIP) received applications from hundreds of candidates across Canada, and only 50 could be chosen to participate. These very special students enjoyed a truly transformational experience. We  need your help to raise the final amount for the program ..... Please Read more .....

2nd National Youth to Youth (Y2Y) Truth and Reconciliation Experience - URGENT REQUEST FOR Your Financial Assistance - UPDATE FROM JOHN CURRIE - HIP - John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People 2023-12-30 05:00:00Z 0

Actions You Can Take to Support #EndPolio

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  1. Share the video “Breaking Down Silos in Child Health and Nutrition” with your social networks. Here’s some sample copy for your social post:

    How does Rotary’s PolioPlus program protect children from the threats of malnutrition and disease? By working together with the communities most at risk to deliver integrated services.

     
  2. Learn how engaging with digital communities is helping fight misinformation about polio vaccines.
     
  3. Follow End Polio Now on Facebook and X, formerly Twitter.
Resources:
 
Actions You Can Take to Support #EndPolio 2023-12-27 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Director Drew Kessler Inducts 4 New Members at the Rotary Club of Port Hope Bob Wallace 2023-12-27 05:00:00Z 0

Learning Tuesdays - Feb 20, 2024 - Membership Workshop - Keynote Speaker Is Rotary International President 2024-25 Stephanie Urchick - REGISTER TODAY

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Rotary District 7070 Membership Chair Joan Barrett and her committee are putting the final touches on the February 20 Learning Tuesdays Zoom  - "Membership Workshop  - Club Culture", featuring, as our keynote speaker, our Rotary International President 2024-25 Stephanie Urchick and the 2024-24 Aide to President Stephanie , Tom Gump.  Learn some new ways to add and retain members in your club. Be sure to register on the District website Events Calendar  and see the Zoom Meeting link.  Register HERE

Learning Tuesdays - Feb 20, 2024 - Membership Workshop - Keynote Speaker Is Rotary International President 2024-25 Stephanie Urchick - REGISTER TODAY 2023-12-27 05:00:00Z 0

Polio Update - Closing In on Zero

The Wild poliovirus is still circulating in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Last year, the variant poliovirus was detected in a few previously polio-free countries — a stark reminder that if polio exists anywhere, it’s a threat everywhere. To get an idea of the recent progress made and challenges met, the Rotary magazine team sat down with Aidan O’Leary of the World Health Organization, Melissa Corkum of UNICEF, and Omotayo Bolu of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Click Here to see the video. 

Polio Update - Closing In on Zero 2023-12-27 05:00:00Z 0

Breaking Down Silos In Child Health and Nutrition

In  a video interview with the news organization Devex, Ethiopia PolioPlus Committee Chair Teguest Yilma shares how Rotary’s PolioPlus program has placed communities’ needs at its center by harnessing our polio eradication efforts to also provide essential nutrition services such as vitamin A supplementation. Click here to watch the video. 

Breaking Down Silos In Child Health and Nutrition 2023-12-27 05:00:00Z 0

Vulnerable Sector Police Check Application for Toronto

Posted by Lynda Ryder, Past District Governor and District 7070 Protection Officer
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District 7070  places  great emphasis on their work with people in the community, including children, young people, and other vulnerable persons through Rotary’s many programs This volunteer effort is vital to the quality of life in our communities and to the good reputation of Rotary and Rotarians.

Rotary International District 7070 is committed to protecting the safety and well being of all our program participants and will not tolerate their abuse or harassment. For more information on our district policy, please see ROTARY INTERNATIONAL District 7070 POLICY FOR PREVENTION OF ABUSE AND HARASSMENT.......

Vulnerable Sector Police Check Application for Toronto Lynda Ryder, Past District Governor and District 7070 Protection Officer 2023-12-26 05:00:00Z 0

In Memory of our Rotarians 

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 dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com .....

 

In Memory of our Rotarians  2023-12-12 05:00:00Z 0

The January 2024 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 

Posted by Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32
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To embrace current technology and to be a resource to all members of Zone’s 28/32, the current newsletter is being transitioned to an interactive blog style format that will be managed and moderated by the Zone leadership team. Look for the "In The Zone" January 2024 video from Drew Kessler, our Rotary International Director, (available on January 1, 2024), together with Christine Etienne (Director Elect)  in the January 2024 District 7070 Newsletter version that will be published on our District website , when it becomes available, and also on the Rotary Zone 28 and 32 website . ....... Please Read more...

The January 2024 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32 2023-12-12 05:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE JANUARY 2024 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE

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. 

 

REMINDERS FOR EVERYONE:

Send In Your Stories and Photos for the Next Edition:

Please send your Rotary Club stories (deadline is always 4 days prior to the end of the month) to our District  Public Image Chair, Dave Andrews at  dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com

A suggestion to the  District Leadership Team, Assistant Governors and Committee Chairs : Send in a story about what your committee is doing and tell our clubs how they can connect with you. 

A suggestion to 2023-24 Club Presidents: There is a place in the Newsletter for News from Clubs. What have you accomplished that you would like to announce to everyone in the District?

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH. YOU CAN CLICK ON EACH TOPIC TO READ THE WHOLE STORY RIGHT HERE IN THE INDEX ....

NEWSLETTERS:

TO VIEW THE REST OF THE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........
 
WELCOME TO THE JANUARY 2024 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2023-12-12 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Gordon McInally's January 2024 Message

Posted by Gordon McInally, Rotary International President 2023-24

In President Gordon McInally's  January 2024 Message, says that Rotary always stands against harming and displacing civilian populations and using armed aggression instead of pursuing peaceful solutions. We advocate for the observance and respect of international law. We believe in strong action to defend and promote peace, even in the darkest of times and we always take our position as an international, nonpolitical, nonreligious organization seriously.He adds that our members and nonmembers alike can learn more about peacebuilding through the Rotary Positive Peace Academy, a free online course available to anyone with an internet connection. You can find it at positivepeace.academy/rotary He concludes by saying, "May our ability to unify in common purpose be a spark that helps light the path out of these dark days.
Together, let’s Create Hope in the World "
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Rotary International President Gordon McInally's January 2024 Message Gordon McInally, Rotary International President 2023-24 2023-12-12 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor John Burns' January 2024 Newsletter

Posted by John Burns, District 7070 Governor , 2023-24
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In his January 2024 Newsletter, District 7070 Governor John Burns, Agent 7070, says that our Rotary organization can be proud of the fact that a very large part of the good we have done in 2023, has been due to the ceaseless work and devotion of its member here at home and around the world. He reminds us of donations to End Polio. Our plans for the year ahead will ensure that we continue doing good in the world, with increased energy and vigour. He thanks for making his foirst 6 moths as Governor enjoyable, as we have welcomed John into our meetings and events. He wishes District Governor Elect Virginia O'Reilly and the Presidents-Elect the very best s they continue woth thier training for the start of their year in July. and he adds "When the clock strikes midnight on December 31st 2023, I will drink a toast to you, all my friends, for your health and happiness as we create hope in the world"..........

District Governor John Burns' January 2024 Newsletter John Burns, District 7070 Governor , 2023-24 2023-12-12 05:00:00Z 0

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's January 2024 Newsletter

Posted by Barry Rassin, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2023-24
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In the Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation (and Rotary International Past President)  Barry Rassin's January 2024 Newsletter, Barry urges us to take steps — big and small — to make changes in every aspect of our lives, including Rotary. He asks us to consider a New years Resolution: Remember that The Rotary Foundation belongs to you. The Foundation is a global force, doing our good work in the world. Just like anything that belongs to you, it requires care and attention. Did you know that in 2023, the Foundation achieved a maximum four-star rating from Charity Navigator for the 15th consecutive year? This places your Foundation among the world’s top charities. It’s because we are financially strong, have a broad reach, and are highly effective with the gifts you give: 91 percent of funds are allocated to program awards and operations. Barry asks us to engage with your Foundation and to support it through a gift, every year. We’ve set an ambitious fundraising goal of $500 million this year, and I’m confident that, with your support, we will achieve it. He aks is , in 2024, to resolve to share the Foundation with others. The Foundation is too great to keep to ourselves. Spread the word during your fundraisers and events............

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's January 2024 Newsletter Barry Rassin, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2023-24 2023-12-12 05:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's January 2024 Newsletter

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Current Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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In his January 2024 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to set and meet their club and personal goals and make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund, the PolioPlus Fund, the Disaster Response Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. .......

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's January 2024 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Current Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2023-12-12 05:00:00Z 0

January is Vocational Service Month

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January is Vocational Service month on Rotary’s calendar.  Please take a few minutes to read about this important Avenue of Service in these excerpts from an article written by the Past Chair of the District 7070 Vocational Service Committee, Ian Lancaster, about Vocational Service,  its history and its importance in Rotary club life. Be sure to check out examples of projects for your club to support and make everyone award of Rotary's important Avenue of Service ....

 

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Rotary's Float in the 2024 Tournament of Roses Parade - January 1, 2024

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2024 Rotary Rose Parade Committee Float Theme:  Clean Water - The Music of Life

Every year,  the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee has a viewing audience ofover  41 million households in the United States and 28 million households around the world in more than 243 countries/ territories . The Tournament estimates that more than 700,000 are present live on the parade route, over 22,000 view the floats as they are decorated; and almost 122,000 view the post-parade floats. That's what we call boosting Rotary's public image . Tune into KTLA for the best coverage of the Parade and see the 2024 Rotary Rose Parade Float on January 1, 2024 as early as 10 am (Toronto Time). Read more for the rest of the story ......

Rotary's Float in the 2024 Tournament of Roses Parade - January 1, 2024 2023-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

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What is your Rotary Club doing to focus your efforts on Disease Prevention and Treatment?

Rotary's top priority is the eradication of polio, but our members take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease. They set up health camps and training facilities in undeveloped countries and in communities struggling with HIV/AIDS and malaria. They also design and build the infrastructure for doctors, nurses, governments, and partners to reach the one in six people in the world who can't afford to pay for healthcare.....

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The First Learning Tuesdays - January 16, 2024 - on ZOOM - How To Kick Start Your Club's Social Media Presence - Register Today

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Hannah Shaw, Rotary International's social and digital media specialist, will be our keynote speaker on the inaugural “Learning Tuesdays” Zoom meeting (one hour in length). Her topic:  how to kick start your club’s social media presence

Hannah is an expert communicator . Whether it's crafting captivating copy, project management, or developing social content, she brings strategy, creativity and the hard work to everything she does. Be sure to read all about Hannah in the December issue of Rotary Magazine. 

Social media makes expanding your club’s reach easier than ever, but how? There are tips, tricks, and tools for creating content for social platforms, and the goal is simple: connection. A well-built social media presence will help you create connections in your community and beyond, from showcasing your club’s success to building awareness of its presence. Bring your questions .........Read more to Register.......

The First Learning Tuesdays - January 16, 2024 - on ZOOM - How To Kick Start Your Club's Social Media Presence - Register Today 2023-11-29 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Public Image - Is Determined by Our Members' Action and Impact - Rotary's Brand Center Has Resources For  YOU

As a Rotary member, you play an important role in shaping the public image of your club or of Rotary. Our public image is determined by our members’ actions and impact. Rotary’s Brand Center has resources to help you share your stories and promote your impact to your community:

Rotary's Public Image - Is Determined by Our Members' Action and Impact - Rotary's Brand Center Has Resources For YOU 2023-11-29 05:00:00Z 0

Close to $100,000 in District Grant Funds Presented to District 7070 Club Projects

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair, District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee
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Recently, District Governor John Burns presented District Grant cheques to projects run by Clubs in the District.  The cheque presentations, which were for projects in the current Rotary year, took place at the District Conference and the Foundation Grant Management Seminar.  This year, there are 20 District Grant projects, involving more than 30 Clubs in the District. The total amount of District Grant funds presented to projects in D7070 is close to $100,000. For a complete list of projects, please visit  THIS LINK. .  There is more......

Close to $100,000 in District Grant Funds Presented to District 7070 Club Projects Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair, District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee 2023-11-29 05:00:00Z 0


UPDATE - Water Collection for Sustainability  - Ongutoi Health Centre Level 3, Uganda
 

Posted by Richard Mewhinney , Chair, Rotary District 7070 Areas of Focus Committee
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Richard has just returned from a visit to Ongutoi Health Centre and the project Water Collection for Sustainability to visit the orchard and review in preparation for a Global Grant with Rotary Club of Kampala South, District 9213 as Host Club and Rotary Club of Newmarket, District 7070 as the International Club.  The status of the water collection and orchard are showing excellent progress. Richard is ready to talk to your Rotary Club. If you would like any additional information or have a presentation for your club, please contact Rtn Richard Mewhinney, Rotary Club of Newmarket at 416-418-6646 or by email at rmewhinney@rogers.com. Here is Richard's Update.....

UPDATE - Water Collection for Sustainability  - Ongutoi Health Centre Level 3, Uganda  Richard Mewhinney , Chair, Rotary District 7070 Areas of Focus Committee 2023-11-29 05:00:00Z 0

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

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Current Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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In his December 2023 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to set and meet their club and personal goals and make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund, the PolioPlus Fund, the Disaster Response Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. .......

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's December 2023 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Current Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2023-11-29 05:00:00Z 0

In Memory of our Rotarians 

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 dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com .....

 

In Memory of our Rotarians  2023-11-29 05:00:00Z 0

2024 District 7070 Conference - Oct 25-27, 2024 - REGISTER TODAY

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District Governor Elect VIRGINIA O'REILLY INVITES YOU TO 2024 DISTRICT 7070 CONFERENCE on OCTOBER 25 - 27, 2024.

https://rotary7070.org/page/district-7070-conference

BE PREPARED TO BE IRRESTIBLE -- IRRESTIBLE FUN, FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP

REGISTRATION  Price $319.00 + HST ( expires June 30, 2024)........  Price $349.00 + HST (Until Conference ). PLEASE REGISTER HERE
https://www.crsadmin.com/eventportal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=1b4dac31-d860-4653-968f-fc7fee4756bc

COME JOIN US AT THE WONDERFUL NOTTAWASAGA RESORT in  ALLISTON, ONTARIO. 

2024 District 7070 Conference - Oct 25-27, 2024 - REGISTER TODAY 2023-11-16 05:00:00Z 0

The December 2023 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 

Posted by Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32
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To embrace current technology and to be a resource to all members of Zone’s 28/32, the current newsletter is being transitioned to an interactive blog style format that will be managed and moderated by the Zone leadership team. Look for the "In The Zone" December 2023 video from Drew Kessler, our Rotary International Director, (available on December 1, 2023), together with Christine Etienne (Director Elect)  in the December 2023 District 7070 Newsletter version that will be published on our District website , when it becomes available, and also on the Rotary Zone 28 and 32 website . ....... Please Read more...

The December 2023 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32 2023-11-16 05:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE DECEMBER 2023 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE

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. 

 

REMINDERS FOR EVERYONE:

Send In Your Stories and Photos for the Next Edition:

Please send your Rotary Club stories (deadline is always 4 days prior to the end of the month) to our District  Public Image Chair, Dave Andrews at  dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com

A suggestion to the  District Leadership Team, Assistant Governors and Committee Chairs : Send in a story about what your committee is doing and tell our clubs how they can connect with you. 

A suggestion to 2023-24 Club Presidents: There is a place in the Newsletter for News from Clubs. What have you accomplished that you would like to announce to everyone in the District?

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH. YOU CAN CLICK ON EACH TOPIC TO READ THE WHOLE STORY RIGHT HERE IN THE INDEX ....

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WELCOME TO THE DECEMBER 2023 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2023-11-16 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor John Burns' December 2023 Newsletter

Posted by John Burns, District 7070 Governor , 2023-24
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In his December 2023 Newsletter, District 7070 Governor John Burns, Agent 7070, talks about his many visits to clubs and is quite proud that our clubs are in good hands and thriving. He wishes that the rest of the world were the same way and hopes for peace in the world, some day. During this holdiay season, John asks us not forget that there are people in our communities and around the world, who need help. Some who may have lost hope! John asks us all to bring a glimmer of hope to those who have lost it and he wishes all of us all the joy, peace and happiness of the holiday season  ..........

District Governor John Burns' December 2023 Newsletter John Burns, District 7070 Governor , 2023-24 2023-11-16 05:00:00Z 0
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Rotary International President Gordon McInally's December 2023 Message

Posted by Gordon McInally, Rotary International President 2023-24

No photo description available.In President Gordon McInally's  December 2023 Message, he talks about his speech on two  global crises - the climate and health,  at COP28 in Dubai. He adds that the emotional distress of a disaster also makes it difficult for people to recover and rebuild. Gordon shares this month’s column with Rotary Partner, Shelterbox's CEO, Sanj Srikanthan, who explains that the words we choose to describe disasters matter. ...............

Rotary International President Gordon McInally's December 2023 Message Gordon McInally, Rotary International President 2023-24 2023-11-16 05:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News 

Posted by Ally Buck, Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada

Please welcome  Ally Buck, the new Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada (taking ov