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

Posted by Nick Ryall, Chair - RADAR

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

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

RADAR $139 - Has YOUR CLUB made your annual donanation in the 2020-21 Rotary Year? Nick Ryall, Chair - RADAR 2020-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Let's Meet  Mark Chipman

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It is with great pleasure that we say welcome to Mark Chipman from the Rotary Club of Whitby-Sunrise as our new District Governor for the Rotary year 2020-21. District Governor Mark Chipman has been a passionate and engaged Rotarian since 2006 with a wide range of experience at both the Club and District levels.  With Whitby Sunrise he served as Club President in 2012, and as Director on several committees including Fundraising and the Whitby Ribfest. He feels privileged to have participated in humanitarian service for club projects in Laos, Thailand and Dominican Republic. ........

 

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2020-21 District 7070 Governor Mark Chipman's Closing Remarks Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor 2020-21 2020-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

2019-20 District 7070 Year End Awards Presentation

Past District Governor Beth Selby and the District Governor Team hosted the annual District Govern Changeover Ceremony and Awards Presentations for more than 100 Rotarians and Rotaractors and their spouses from all over District 7070, on June 30, 2020 ONLINE, as Past District Governor Beth Selby recognized many clubs, Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors for their outstanding contributions to Rotary during this year.......

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WELCOME TO THE JULY 2020 ROTARY DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - WHAT'S INSIDE

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

NEWSLETTERS:

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:

PLEASE "READ MORE" FOR LOTS MORE ARTICLES......

 
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A Mill for Bill Campaign to Raise $ 1 Million for The Rotary Foundation - Getting Even Closer to our Goal - And Rising

Posted by District 7070 Rotary Foundation Team
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Rotary District 7070  “A Mill for Bill” Campaign

The late Past District Governor Bill Patchett had an unrealized goal for our District.  Bill wanted us to just once raise a $1,000,000 for The Rotary Foundation.  During a conversation with PDG Lynda Ryder at the RI Convention in Hamburg last June, ‘A Mill for Bill’ campaign was created.

The latest figure is $960,000 USD and rising. 

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

As PDG Ted Morrison said, “CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE.  WE DID IT!  YOU DID IT!!”

The Rotary Club of Toronto has just given us $10,000.  A huge thank you to the Club!

Our total to date translates into $1,350,000 CDN, the most ever raised by District 7070.  What a wonderful tribute to Bill.

Thank you to everyone who has supported The Rotary Foundation in memory of Bill.  If you haven’t made a donation, it’s not too late.  

You can still send a cheque (personal or club) to The Rotary Foundation Canada.  The cheque must be postmarked June 30 2020 and be received by 8 July 2020 to be counted in the campaign.  The address is:

The Rotary Foundation (Canada)

c/0 911600

PO Box 4090 STN A

Toronto, ON

M5W 0E9

 

 

A Mill for Bill Campaign to Raise $ 1 Million for The Rotary Foundation - Getting Even Closer to our Goal - And Rising District 7070 Rotary Foundation Team 2020-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Memories of 2019-20

Here are some photos of our District Governor. I am sure they will bring back some pleasant memories of a job well done. Thank you District Governor Beth Selby. Be sure to see the photo album, created by Rotarian Sonya Thompson, on the District website for many more.....

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District Governor Changeover

The Changeover took place by way of virtually exchanging Rotary Pins.

The Immediate Past District Governor Mary Lou Harrison conducted the ceremonies:

With the magic of Zoom, the pins were delivered and presented.

Barry Vail assisted and presented Beth Selby with her Immediate Past District Governor Pin.

Beth Selby, with the assistance of Leslie then presented Mark Chipman with a kiss and his District Governor Pin.

Mark , with the assistance of Karen presented Ron Dick with his District Governor Elect Pin.

Ron with the assistance of Maggie, kissed and presented the District Governor Nominee Pin to Iosif Cosia. 

In addition there was the District 7070 Rotaract Representative Changeover: conducted by District Rotaract Chair Shauna Moore:

2019-20 District Rotaract Rep Reema Gowani presented the District Rotaract Representative Pin to 2020-21 District Rotaract Rep  Katherine Krikpatrick Wahl

 

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District 7070 Governor  Beth Selby's 2019-20 Year-End Address

Posted by Beth Selby, District Governor 7070, 2019-20
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Past District Governor Beth Selby and the District Governor Team hosted our annual District Governor Changeover Ceremony and Awards Presentations for more than 100 Rotarians and Rotaractors and their spouses from all over District 7070, on June 30, 2020 ONLINE. We are pleased to present Beth's year-end closing remarks to everyone in District 7070.

Editor's Note: Congratulations to Past District Governor Beth Selby for an outstanding year as District Governor. She has encouraged and challenged us to ensure that Rotary Connect The World in our clubs and in our communities, locally and globally. A job well done.  

Here are the highlights of Past District Governor Beth Selby's address to the Rotarians at the District Governor Changover Ceremony.....

District 7070 Governor Beth Selby's 2019-20 Year-End Address Beth Selby, District Governor 7070, 2019-20 2020-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

 WELCOME TO THE SPECIAL EDITION OF THE 2019-20 YEAR-END DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER

 

Rotary District 7070 2019-20 Year End Celebration!!!!!

June 30, 2020

Welcome to the  Special Edition Year-End Celebration Edition of the 2019-20 District 7070 Newsletter. 

The 2019-20 Awards Presentations and the District Governor Changeover Ceremony were held virtually, on June 30, 2020, LIVE via Zoom  Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, and lots of friends of Rotary from all over the District attended the event. Here are just some of the highlights.

In this Newsletter, we are going to feature the Rotary, Rotaract and Interact Awards Presentations , the District Governor Changeover, a year-end message from Past District Governor Beth Selby and add some photos of Beth during her year as District Governor. Thank you to Sonya Thompson of the Scarborough Rotary Club for her photo memories of 2019-2020.

Editor's Note: Congratulations to Past District Governor Beth Selby for an outstanding year as District Governor. She has encouraged and challenged us to ensure that Rotary Connects The World  in our clubs and in our communities, locally and globally. A job well done. Congratulations to our 2020-21 District Governor Mark Chipman,  who will encourage all of us to tell the world that Rotary Opens Opportunities  as we venture out and Do Good In The World.

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District Governor's July 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21

Hello District 7070:

Here we go!!!!  On July 1, 2020 we kick off an exciting, new Rotary year, a year in which the status of Rotaractors will be elevated within the Rotary family.  What an honour and privilege it is to serve as the District Governor in 7070, the best Rotary District in the world!   Our District Leadership Team is here to support our 1,953 members, 55 clubs, and our Rotaract and Interact clubs from Etobicoke to Belleville and Prince Edward County and north to Alliston!.....

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District Governor's July 2020 Newsletter Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21 2020-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Holger Knaack's July 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Holger Knaack, Rotary International President 2020-210
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In Holger Knaack's July 2020 Newsletter, it is all about "Rotary Opens Opportunities". Holger says, "Rotary is not just a club that you join; it is an invitation to endless opportunities". He talks about the COVID-19 crisis that has forced all of us to adapt and Rotary's new Action Plan that specifically calls on us to improve our ability to adapt. Our challenge, not just in the next year but into the future is up to us to remake Rotary for these new times — to wholeheartedly embrace the ideas, energy, and commitment of young people eager to find an outlet for idealism and become an organization fully enmeshed in the digital age. He says, "The world needs Rotary now more than ever. It is up to us to make sure that Rotary Opens Opportunities for generations to come." .......

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

Posted by K.R Ravi Ravindran, Chair of The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation 2019-20
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In his July 2020 message to Rotarians, K.R. Ravi Ravindran, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, (and also Past President of Rotary International), tells us that nature is immensely complex and that it is impossible to tell whether anything that happens is good or bad, because you never know what the consequences will be. Ravi says, "All we can know is that with every action and reaction, there is an opportunity — a chance to live our values, express our desires, and take action to make the world a bit closer to the way we want it to be." Ravi adds that The Rotary Foundation is our conduit to make those meaningful changes and through the Foundation, we can do our part to help rid the world of polio and we can help support important COVID-19 projects and prepare the world for the massive vaccination effort that will be needed soon. He says that it is up to you and me if this is to be Rotary’s great moment to become an even stronger organization in the 21st century .........

 

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Highlights of the 2020 Rotary International Virtual Convention June 20-26, 2020

Relive Rotary’s first-ever virtual convention on-demand and learn why, now more than ever, Rotary Connects the World! Watch inspiring speakers and panelists from the general sessions. View General Session 1 here. View General Session 2 here. View the General Secretary's Report to the Convention here

Connect with the family of Rotary to discover innovative ways to engage and strengthen our communities by watching our breakout sessions. Virtual breakout session files, such as PowerPoint slides and handouts, can be accessed through Rotary’s Learning Center. Want more? Rotary International will continue their breakout session program into July....

 
 
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COVID-19 Update from District 7070 Leadership Team

Posted by Your District 7070 Governor Team

 

Dear District Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, and Friends of Rotary,

The COVID-19 situation in Canada is evolving on a daily basis and even changing by the hour. The Federal and Provincial Governments, and medical advisors are asking all Canadians to take stronger measures to contain the spread of the virus. At this critical time, we need to practice the necessary hand hygiene practises, social distancing, and self-isolation if you have returned from travelling outside Canada.
 
By now you have read Past RI President Mark Maloney and RI President Holger Knaack's email regarding Rotary's Role in Battling Coronavirus, and Past RI President Mark Maloney's email cancelling the 2020 Convention in Honolulu and re-inveting a Virtual convention for June 20-26.  Here is further communication from Past RI Director Jeffry Cadorette and our new RI District Valarie Wafer.
 
I encourage you to call ON AS REGULAR BASIS, your Rotary colleagues who are ill, house-bound for a number of reasons, or Rotarians that you have not seen in a while.  Reach out to your neighbours for the same reasons.  Does someone need groceries, their medication picked up, their dog walked, or to listen to their concerns?
 
Thank you for keeping us apprised of your Clubs’ response to COVID-19 with respect to meetings and events. Many Rotary and Rotaract Clubs have cancelled their regular meetings and events for the foreseeable future. We strongly encourage clubs to suspend all in-person meetings and events until further notice.  
 
It is time to adopt an alternate meeting option that will allow everyone to stay connected until this COVID-19 situation subsides.  There is a 20% discount offered for Zoom through Rotary Global Rewards to have online meetings up to 100 participants with unlimited minutes. Just use the discount code of "ZOOMROTARY" when purchasing; use this link https://rotary.perkhub.com/offers/9832-zoom-video-conferencing/click.
   
Clubs can also sign up for a free Zoom account at https://zoom.us/.  The free service allows groups of up to 100 people to connect for up 40 minutes. 
Here are the set-up instructions for a free account -
-Go to zoom.us
-In the top right corner, click "sign up, it's free"
-Choose to connect to your Gmail or Facebook account, or provide info for a new account
-You will be asked to confirm your account via the email/account you provided
-The first time you join a meeting, you will be asked to allow the zoom application to download to your computer
 
If you want a tutorial on Zoom, click on the link below:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKpRxBfeD1kEM_I1lId3N_Xl77fKDzSXe
 
Darryl Patterson has establsihed a Technology Club Support site to support clubs in our District.  Please use the following link -https://sites.google.com/rotary7070.ca/technology/home.
 
Stay well.  Stay connected. 
 

Your District 7070 Governor Team

Mary Lou Harrison,   District 7070 Governor 2018-19

Beth Selby,   District 7070 Governor 2019-20

Mark Chipman,   District Governor 2020-21

Ron Dick,   District Governor 2021-22

Iosif Ciosa,  District 7070 Governor 2022-23

 
Read more to see the March 12, 2020 District 7070 Update .....

 

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Tuesdays Talks Starting in July 2020

Posted by Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor 2020-21
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As we were developing the District 7070 Strategic Plan, we asked Rotarians and Rotaractors what would help them and their clubs be even more effective. The response was Training. We listened. This coming Rotary year, we are having 'Tuesday Talks' much like the "Rotary Connects" sessions we had this year on a monthly basis, the second Tuesday of the month from 7- 8 pm. Here is the beginning of our planning. SAVE THESE DATES. HERE ARE THE TRAINING THEMES TO HELP YOU AND YOUR CLUB MEMBERS WELL INFORMED:

‘Fundraisers Are Influencers with a Cause’ - July 14

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Aug 11

Technology/RI Website/District Website - Sept 8

Leadership Development - Oct 13

Rotary Foundation - Nov 10

Environmental Action - Dec 8

Public Image - Jan 12

Youth Services - Feb 9

Conflict Resolution - March 9

Toastmasters - April 13

Topic TBA - May 11

Topic TBA - June 8

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 2020-21 District 7070 Conference - REGISTER TODAY

Posted by Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor 2020-21

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

2020-21 District 7070 Conference - REGISTER TODAY Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor 2020-21 2020-06-22 04:00:00Z 0

BREAKING NEWS - YOU can watch Rotary's Take Out Polio Virtual Lunch On Youtube . Still time to make that Donation towards Our Final Push to Make the $50 million for the Polio Plus Program

To the whole Rotary Family in District 7070,

Here is a link to the June 10, 2020 Take Out Polio Webinar, that aired today at 12 noon. A recording of this presentation is on YouTube at:
https://youtu.be/Y8nycjM7jxw

But we are not done.

Don't forget to donate the cost of a lunch to our Rotary Foundation Polio Fund this week. https://www.endpolio.org/donate

Your donation helps the children of the world, helps get us closer to Bill Gates 2 for 1 match (every one of your dollars is 2 more from Bill Gates), and helps District 7070 get even closer to our Million Dollar Goal - A Mill for Bill. Thank you.

 

BREAKING NEWS This is a final push to make the $50 million (US Funds) for the Polio Plus Program and NOT LEAVE  $15 million USD ( $30 Million with the Gates Foundation match) on the table.

June 10, 2020 -  NOON Eastern Time - Wednesday - We are asking all Rotarian's to give the value of one of their missed meals to Polio

  • For the cost of the meal,  Mike McGovern, Chair of Rotary's PolioPlus Committee is doing a 15 minute talk with Rotary Trustee Julia . The talk will be live streamed and suitable for club meetings and then everyone can go on to donate , by June 30. . 

  • Every dollar counts. Your contribution will count to the Mill for Bill Campaign to help get District 7070 over the top.

  • Please donate today https://www.endpolio.org/donate

  • Let's try to crash the system!!

Here is the link for the meeting with Polio Chair Mike McGovern at 12.00 Eastern Time (1.30 Newfoundland time, 1.00 Atlantic)

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Wednesday Jun 10, 2020 1:00 PM Atlantic Time
Topic: Take Out Polio - Donate Your Lunch Money


Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85306371165?pwd=SDhrQVZCV2trdkg5UkJGYm9PRnYydz09
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Instagram Contest - We Have  A Winner

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee


FOR DISTRICT 7070 ROTARY, ROTARACT, INTERACT, EARLYACT CLUBS 

Congratulations to The Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline  - Winners of the 2020 District 7070 Public Image Contest AND $500 for their next community service project. It really was as easy as 1, 2, 3 . Thank you to the whole Rotary family Clubs in District 7070 that participated. We encourage everyone to get their Rotary story out to as many people as possible. Instagram is considered to be one of the best social media platforms to connect with your followers. It’s visual, simple, and it’s attracting the younger generation more than other social media platforms. Create a social media profile that highlights your club’s mission and goals, show your service projects, target potential new members, and so much more. Instagram is a powerful tool that your club should be using! Please Read more to see what your club can do....
 

Instagram Contest - We Have  A Winner Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2020-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
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District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair's July 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Bob Wallace, PDG, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and 2020-21 Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee and Past District Governor
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In his July 2020 letter to Rotarians,   Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund and to the PolioPlus Fund,and to the Endowment Fund. There is more news in PDG Bob's letter........

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair's July 2020 Newsletter Bob Wallace, PDG, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and 2020-21 Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee and Past District Governor 2020-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute  -  Start Planning for the Fall of 2020

Posted by Susan Hunter, , Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute
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Due to COVID-19, the April 4, 2020 Rotary Leadership Institute has been CANCELLED. However,we want you to plan on attending in the fall of 2020. In a complex, fast-changing world, excellent Rotary club leadership is essential to the future of Rotary.  One of the best ways to strengthen your Club is to give your members the tools and skills to be better Rotarians.  Rotary Leadership Institute is the solution. We hope to do just that in the Fall of 2020.  This will be your opportunity to learn more about Rotary and share your ideas with other Rotarians, and it is a great learning experience for newer Rotarians. April 13 and November 16, 2019 courses I, II and III were a tremendous success.  . Here is more of the story........

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2020 District 7070 Conference - REGISTER TODAY

Posted by Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor 2020-21

Please join us for the Rotary District 7070 Conference in 2020 ! Friday, October 23 - Sunday, October 25, 2020 at the beautiful Pan Pacific Toronto (formerly the Westin Prince Hotel) ,in Toronto. The entire Team at the hotel look forward to welcoming you for
Rotary District 7070 Conference 2020, so you can experience firsthand Pan Pacific’s signature hospitality – at Toronto’s first Pan Pacific hotel.
 Be sure to register TODAY. Here's how.....

2020 District 7070 Conference - REGISTER TODAY Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor 2020-21 2020-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary and COVID-19 Ideas for Serving Your Community Right from Your Home

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

Our Action & Partnership Areas of Focus Coordinators have been busy since mid-March to assist and network with many of our District 7070 Rotary and Rotaract Clubs in getting the funds, help, and other resources to our local communities to combat the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.  I thank them for their time and efforts in our project promotion and coordination, and in many cases being on the front line.  A list of the Area of Focus Coordinators and their contact numbers are included in the attached communication.

A short time ago we passed along a short communication with 5 project ideas for your club to take advantage of the special one time 1:1 District Matching Grant for COVID-19 response projects.  To date, over 22 of our Rotary and Rotaract Clubs have submitted a grant request.   If you have not already, please do so now as May 31st, 2020 the is deadline for District Grant applications for the 2020-2021 Rotary year!

Many of our Senior Rotarians and others with health challenges must remain safely in their homes, but still want to contribute to efforts to battle COVID-19.  Attached are some suggestions for 'stay safe at home' volunteer activities for Rotarians and Rotary/Rotaract Clubs that will really make a difference.

I thank you for all the work and volunteerism you have already undertaken to date!  Keep up the fight and we will see better days! 

Yours In Rotary,

Beth Selby

District 7070 Governor 

.Please Read more.....

Rotary and COVID-19 Ideas for Serving Your Community Right from Your Home Beth Selby, District 7070 Governor 2020-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

COVID-19: What District 7070 Clubs Are Doing and Requesting

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

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

Send your projects and project requests to District Public Image Chair Dave Andrews at dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com and he will do his best to get them in the article which will be regularly updated.

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

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 June is Rotary Fellowships Month

What Is your Rotary Club doing to focus on Rotary Fellowships in the month of June 2020, or anytime 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, Read more.....

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Bob Rae Speaks at Rotary Club of Toronto Eglinton June 3 at 12:15 pm - YOU are Invited - Register TODAY

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Hon. Bob Rae, former Premier of Ontario is speaking June 3 (12:15 pm to 1:30 pm) to the Rotary Club of Toronto Eglinton and YOU are invited. Thank you President Nilam Bedi. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A FOLLOW-UP ZOOM INVITE. Only registered participants will be allowed into the meeting. If you are going to phone in, please let us know the phone number you will be using so that we can cross-check that against the information on the registration. Be sure to Register online today. http://portal.clubrunner.ca/1159/Event/rotary-lunch-127 Please Read More for even more details....

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Welcome to the 2020 Rotary International Virtual Convention June 20-26, 2020

Posted by Mark Maloney, President Rotary International
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Dear Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors and the Whole Rotary family,

Last week you received exciting news about Rotary’s first ever Virtual Convention taking place June 20 - 26, 2020. We promised you additional information about programming to help you decide whether to include Virtual Convention content into your district conferences or club events.

Here is a list of dates and times for Virtual Convention programming.  As you can see, the convention does not run the entire day, but instead will be broadcast at a few set times each day. Additionally, if you miss the live broadcasts, they will be readily available on the convention website, providing some flexibility for you and your event attendees to participate at your own convenience. The Virtual Convention is free to all attendees, however, there will be a sign in process in order to access the programming. Detailed Instructions for this process will be provided before the event......  

Welcome to the 2020 Rotary International Virtual Convention June 20-26, 2020 Mark Maloney, President Rotary International 2020-05-14 04:00:00Z 0

COVID-19 District Grant Project Ideas - For Your Club - Submit your Grant Application by May 31, 2020 

Many members of Rotary District 7070 are already addressing the many community and international issues that have been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you!

In order to encourage every Rotary and Rotaract club to undertake a COVID-19 response project and to support those already underway, up to $1,000 in matching funding (1:1) has been allocated from our District Grant budget for every Rotary and Rotaract club in District 7070. This budget comes from the money we raise in support of   The Rotary Foundation, and grants are governed by terms and conditions of the Foundation.

While only “qualified” Rotary clubs may apply for a District Grant, Rotaract clubs may also work in partnership with a Rotary club on a project.....

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COVID-19: Here is What District 7070 Rotary & Rotaract Clubs Are Doing to help their Community

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

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

Send your projects and project requests to District Public Image Chair Dave Andrews at dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com and he will do his best to get them in the article which will be regularly updated.

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

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District Governor's May 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Beth Selby, District 7070 Governor , 2019-20

May is Youth Services Month

Dear fellow Rotarians, 

Youth Services is Rotary International’s focus for the month of May.  District 7070 has an outstanding presence in the areas of EarlyAct, Interact, Youth Exchange, RYLA, and Rotaract.

EarlyAct is a school club for elementary students in grades five to eight to educate them about Rotary.  The program focuses on preparing students to take on leadership roles in their school and community.

As a former secondary school teacher and administrator, I witnessed the significant contribution of Interact Clubs.  As a Cobourg Rotarian, I am always pleased to hear regular updates from the Cobourg Collegiate Institute Interact Club’s activities-Halloween for Hunger, bake sales, community dinner, and the 30 Hour Fast- to name a few of their events that raise funds to help their community........ 

District Governor's May 2020 Newsletter Beth Selby, District 7070 Governor , 2019-20 2020-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary District 7070 Says Thank You

To everyone who works with the public and cannot stay home, those who are helping, fighting to keep us well, and providing service to us

THANK YOU  for your dedication and aid!

From All of the Rotarians, Rotaractors and the whole Rotary family here in District 7070 - South-Central Ontario,  CANADA

Rotary District 7070 Says Thank You 2020-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

Ideas for Staying Connected Despite Social Distancing

Ingrid Waugh, who’s an assistant Rotary coordinator, and a team of leaders from Zone 8 in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands have created a list of tips for keeping members connected during this challenging time. From virtual service projects to phone calls that help clubs check on members, you’ll find ideas for keeping social connections strong despite any physical distance.

Ideas for Staying Connected Despite Social Distancing 2020-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

Chatting To Wellness - RYLA Alumni Calls on Rotary For Help

Mahad Shahzad, attended RYLA Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, here in District 7070. He is also the Founder and President of Chatting to Wellness. They are launching a program called Online Chatting Sessions for seniors across Canada; to combat loneliness and isolation, which has increased significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Local university students are available by phone every weekday evening to chat with seniors as part of this new volunteer-run phone-call program. The conversations, led by the senior, are entirely free and are for 45 minutes in length. Calls are scheduled between 6 pm - 9 pm EST, Monday to Friday. Seniors can either sign up directly, or call 437-702-2025 or have a family member sign up for a call on their behalf by visiting www.chattingtowellness.ca/phonechats. Mahad is asking if Rotary and Rotaract Clubs in District 7070 can help. Here's how.......

Chatting To Wellness - RYLA Alumni Calls on Rotary For Help 2020-04-28 04:00:00Z 0

The May 2, 2020 Rotary International COVID-19 Telethon Now on Youtube for All to See

Rotary's COVID-19 Livestream Telethon received over $525,000 (US Funds) during the May 2, 2020 event. The COVID-19 Telethon, led by Past R I President Barry Rassin, Past R I Director John Smarge, Past R I Director Jennifer Jones and Past R I Director Julia Phelps along with other Rotary leaders, was a thumping success.The donations are expected to gross over $ One Million by March 3, 2020.  If you missed the COVID-19 #RotaryResponds Telethon, you can watch in YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ts_awDr7kc . it was inspiring and uplifting to see how Rotarians worldwide, have responded to helping their fellow himan beings during this pandemic. In true fashion #RotaryResponds.

Rotary’s 1.2 million members across the globe have taken swift action to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than $3.4 million in Rotary Disaster Response Grants have already been put into action on the frontlines to battle COVID-19.  Additionally, millions more have been raised by our #PeopleofAction - they have responded quickly and are truly saving lives. Now, we need to do more and the need for additional funding is a priority.

The May 2, 2020 Rotary International COVID-19 Telethon Now on Youtube for All to See 2020-04-22 04:00:00Z 0

Free Reading Program

The Free Reading Program: https://www.freereadingprogram.com/

Overview: The Free Reading Program is an online literacy program that serves children and improves literacy through fundamental skills reinforcement activities. Students can begin learning at any level and progress when they feel confident. We want students to gain confidence and the skills they need to be successful and motivated readers.

Mission: As a program initiated by the The Education & Community Learning Center, The Free Reading Program embodies the overarching mission of the ECLC. To provide free, high quality educational resources for students in the United States, Canada and around the world through online learning.......

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FREE Academic Help for Parents to Teach your Kids - The Maloney Method

Past Rotary International President Wilf Wilkinson has been working hard with Mike Maloney, founder of The Maloney Method, to try to get some academic help for parents who have been pressed into service as teachers, during the COVID-19 crisis. His lessons have a 45 year history of doing well for kids. They are like recipes. If you follow the recipe carefully, you get success, even with children who struggle. this will be free, through Rotary, to all parents not just in District 7070, not just in Canada , but worldwide........ .

FREE Academic Help for Parents to Teach your Kids - The Maloney Method 2020-04-21 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Markham Sunrise - Canadians Care Collective Fund 2020

Rotary Club of Markham Sunrise is involved in 'A Canadians Care Collective Fund and Markham Rotary Foundation' project to express gratitude to the individuals working in hospital and long-term care settings.  They are bringing them individually wrapped meals made by individually owned, local businesses. Please take a moment to read the attachment below about this project.  Is your Club capable of doing something similar in your community? 

Rotary Club of Markham Sunrise - Canadians Care Collective Fund 2020 2020-04-20 04:00:00Z 0

April 22 - Brushamania 2020 - Are YOU Ready for the Great Canadian Brushoff ???

To all Rotarians and Rotaractors, your familiy and friends right across Canada:

Brushamania and the Great Canadian Brushoff is just around the corner... April 22 at noon EDT. Get you toothpaste and toothbrush ready and brush your teeth for 2 minutes. Take a photo or a video and get it in to https://brushamania.ca/ . Thanks to Rotary Clubs right across Canada, this is the 20th year of Brushamania and Rotary's efforts to promote good oral health in the country. Find out what YOU can do to help.....

April 22 - Brushamania 2020 - Are YOU Ready for the Great Canadian Brushoff ??? 2020-04-19 04:00:00Z 0

World Immunization Week - April 24, 30, 2020

As scientists work to find a vaccine for the new coronavirus, we can do our part to keep our communities healthy by helping Rotary spread the word about the importance of vaccinations during World Immunization Week, April 24-30, 2020. Immunizations save millions of lives every year and are widely recognized as one of our most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to put children’s health at risk around the world. .....

 

World Immunization Week - April 24, 30, 2020 2020-04-18 04:00:00Z 0

A Mill for Bill Campaign to Raise $ 1 Million for The Rotary Foundation - Getting Even Closer to our Goal - DONATE TODAY

Posted by District 7070 Rotary Foundation Team
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Rotary District 7070  “A Mill for Bill” Campaign

Help us raise $1 million USD in support of our Rotary Foundation in the 2019/20 Rotary Year!

Bill’s dream is for District 7070 to raise $1 million USD for our Rotary Foundation!

What better way to honour Bill than by making his dream a reality in 2019-20?

Have YOU made your contribution? 

We are getting closer and closer to our goal.

Let's honour Bill and keep District 7070 in First Place.

Here is where we are today:  OVER $ 883,511.74   !!!

We are getting closer. Who will put us over our $1,000,000 goal?

Please read more to see how you and your Rotary Club can contribute.......

A Mill for Bill Campaign to Raise $ 1 Million for The Rotary Foundation - Getting Even Closer to our Goal - DONATE TODAY District 7070 Rotary Foundation Team 2020-04-16 04:00:00Z 0

Tips for Clubs To Stay Connected

Posted by Sophie Dangerfield, Rotary International Officer, Club and District Support, Americas

Dear fellow Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 7070,

Sarah Stacey and I continue to be inspired by the way District 7070 and our clubs have persisted in finding ways to stay connected with one another during this unique time. We have been positively overwhelmed by both districts’ and clubs’ dedication to supporting their communities, and have collected what you’ve shared, in order to create our second Staying Connected resource. This document highlights tips for hosting online meetings, announcements from Rotary, feature clubs and districts, and ways to continue supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion! Please feel free to share this document with your club and district leadership. 

Sophie Dangerfield

Rotary International Officer,  Club and District Support, Americas

Tips for Clubs To Stay Connected Sophie Dangerfield, Rotary International Officer, Club and District Support, Americas 2020-04-16 04:00:00Z 0

PolioPlus Program and COVID-19

Here are some talking points that our very own Past District 7070 Governor and Past Rotary International Vice President Dr. Bob Scott, the Past Chair of the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee has put together to help us understand the COVID-19 affect on the PolioPlus Program. Some of the information comes from Rotary's current Chair of the International PolioPlus Committee, Mike McGovern. Some of the issues covered: the Polio infrastructure support for COVID-19 response; the Status of polio immunization activities; and Rotary continuing support for PolioPlus ..... 

PolioPlus Program and COVID-19 Dr. Bob Scott, Past Chair, Rotary International PolioPlus Committee 2020-04-15 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary and COVID-19

For all of the News related to Rotary and COVID-19, please go to the menu bar on this website and scroll down to the various stories, projects, ideas and resources to keep you and your Rotary and Rotarcat Club well informed so that you can help your Club CONNECT with your Community.  

Rotary and COVID-19 2020-04-13 04:00:00Z 0

4 New District Committees Want YOUR HELP - Apply Today

The District 7070 Leadership Team is seeking applicants for 4 NEW District 7070 Committees (see attached document for the new committee's mandate). 

The deadline for applications for all four new District committees is Friday, May 1, 2020. This is an extension of the original deadline of 3 April 2020 for the committees listed below.

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

  • Leadership Development

  • Environmental Action

  • Technology & Information Management 

Information about all four new District 7070 committees is included in the revised mandate document attached to this mandate. Please read it carefully. 

Application Process: Applicants for all four committees are asked to respond by email to Terry Caputo, Chair, Governance Committee, by Friday, May 1, 2020, at terrycaputo@outlook.com.

The email should outline the committee of interest and the eligibility of the applicant to serve as a committee member.  All applications will be considered and those to be interviewed will be notified by the Chair of the Governance Committee as soon as possible.

Yours in Rotary,

DG Beth

4 New District Committees Want YOUR HELP - Apply Today 2020-04-13 04:00:00Z 0

COVID-19 Update from District 7070 Leadership Team

Posted by Your District 7070 Governor Team

 

Dear District Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, and Friends of Rotary,

The COVID-19 situation in Canada is evolving on a daily basis and even changing by the hour. The Federal and Provincial Governments, and medical advisors are asking all Canadians to take stronger measures to contain the spread of the virus. At this critical time, we need to practice the necessary hand hygiene practises, social distancing, and self-isolation if you have returned from travelling outside Canada.
 
By now you have read RI President Mark Maloney and RI President-elect Holger Knaack's email regarding Rotary's Role in Battling Coronavirus, and RI President Mark Maloney's email cancelling the 2020 Convention in Honolulu and re-inveting a Virtual convention for June 20-26.  Here is further communication from RID Jeffry Cadorette and RIDE Valarie Wafer.
 
I encourage you to call your Rotary colleagues who are ill, house-bound for a number of reasons, or Rotarians that you have not seen in a while.  Reach out to your neighbours for the same reasons.  Does someone need groceries, their medication picked up, their dog walked, or to listen to their concerns?
 
Thank you for keeping me apprised of your Clubs’ response to COVID-19 with respect to meetings and events. Many Rotary and Rotaract Clubs have cancelled their regular meetings and events for the foreseeable future. We strongly encourage clubs to suspend all in-person meetings and events until further notice.  
 
It is time to adopt an alternate meeting option that will allow everyone to stay connected until this COVID-19 situation subsides.  There is a 20% discount offered for Zoom through Rotary Global Rewards to have online meetings up to 100 participants with unlimited minutes. Just use the discount code of "ZOOMROTARY" when purchasing; use this link https://rotary.perkhub.com/offers/9832-zoom-video-conferencing/click.
   
Clubs can also sign up for a free Zoom account at https://zoom.us/.  The free service allows groups of up to 100 people to connect for up 40 minutes. 
Here are the set-up instructions for a free account -
-Go to zoom.us
-In the top right corner, click "sign up, it's free"
-Choose to connect to your Gmail or Facebook account, or provide info for a new account
-You will be asked to confirm your account via the email/account you provided
-The first time you join a meeting, you will be asked to allow the zoom application to download to your computer
 
If you want a tutorial on Zoom, click on the link below:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKpRxBfeD1kEM_I1lId3N_Xl77fKDzSXe
 
Darryl Patterson has establsihed a Technology Club Support site to support clubs in our District.  Please use the following link -https://sites.google.com/rotary7070.ca/technology/home.
 
Stay well.  Stay connected. 
 

Your District 7070 Governor Team

Mary Lou Harrison,   District 7070 Governor 2018-19

Beth Selby,   District 7070 Governor 2019-20

Mark Chipman,   District Governor 2020-21

Ron Dick,   District Governor 2021-22

Iosif Ciosa,  District 7070 Governor 2022-23

 
Read more to see the March 12, 2020 District 7070 Update .....

 

COVID-19 Update from District 7070 Leadership Team Your District 7070 Governor Team 2020-04-09 04:00:00Z 0

COVID 19: Here is What District 7070 Rotary & Rotaract Clubs Are Doing to help their Community

What is your Rotary Club and Rotaract Club doing to help your community during the COVID 19 outbreak? Take a look at some of the clubs and their projects. Perhaps you too can do a similar project in your community. Perhaps YOU can help at one of their projects. Here is a place for your Club to ASK for Rotary and Rotaract Clubs to help YOU with your project. Talk to the Mayor, Councilors, Community Service Organizations, Food Banks, Health workers, just to name a few. Your community is counting on our entire Rotary family and your partner organizations during this time of special need. Send your projects and project requests to District Public Image Chair Dave Andrews at dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com and he will do his best to get them in the article which will be regularly updated. Check out the 'Rotary and COVID-19" menu bar on the District website and see "What District Clubs are doing and requesting" for just some of the many projects......

COVID 19: Here is What District 7070 Rotary & Rotaract Clubs Are Doing to help their Community 2020-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

How to engage members during the COVID 19 pandemic

Posted by George Robertson-Burnett, Zone 34 Rotary Coordinator and past governor of Rotary District 6890

Rotary clubs everywhere are wrestling with the question, How do we maintain membership engagement during the pandemic? Rotary members, as People of Action, are facing these challenges with our considerable strengths – ingenuity, decisiveness, flexibility, and integrity. George Robertson-Burnett, Zone 34 Rotary Coordinator, shares the guide his zone had developed on our blog, Rotary Voices ......

How to engage members during the COVID 19 pandemic George Robertson-Burnett, Zone 34 Rotary Coordinator and past governor of Rotary District 6890 2020-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Thank You to Our Essential Workers in District 7070

 

To anyone who works with the public and cannot stay home, those who are helping, fighting to keep us well, and providing service to us

THANK YOU

for your dedication and aid!

From All of the Rotarians, Rotaractors and the whole Rotary family here in District 7070 - South-Central Ontario,  CANADA

Thank You to Our Essential Workers in District 7070 2020-03-26 04:00:00Z 0

March 23, 2020 -  COVID-19 Update from District 7070

Posted by Your District 7070 Governor Team

March 23, 2020

Dear District Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, and Friends of Rotary,

The COVID-19 situation in Canada is evolving on a daily basis and even changing by the hour. The Federal and Provincial Governments, and medical advisors are asking all Canadians to take stronger measures to contain the spread of the virus. At this critical time, we need to practice the necessary hand hygiene practises, social distancing, and self-isolation if you have returned from travelling outside Canada.
 
By now you have read RI President Mark Maloney and RI President-elect Holger Knaack's email regarding Rotary's Role in Battling Coronavirus, and RI President Mark Maloney's email cancelling the 2020 Convention in Honolulu.  Here is further communication from RID Jeffry Cadorette and RIDE Valarie Wafer.
 
I encourage you to call your Rotary colleagues who are ill, house-bound for a number of reasons, or Rotarians that you have not seen in a while.  Reach out to your neighbours for the same reasons.  Does someone need groceries, their medication picked up, their dog walked, or to listen to their concerns?
 
Thank you for keeping me apprised of your Clubs’ response to COVID-19 with respect to meetings and events. Many Rotary and Rotaract Clubs have cancelled their regular meetings and events for the foreseeable future. We strongly encourage clubs to suspend all in-person meetings and events until further notice.  
 
It is time to adopt an alternate meeting option that will allow everyone to stay connected until this COVID-19 situation subsides.  There is a 20% discount offered for Zoom through Rotary Global Rewards to have online meetings up to 100 participants with unlimited minutes. Just use the discount code of "ZOOMROTARY" when purchasing; use this link https://rotary.perkhub.com/offers/9832-zoom-video-conferencing/click.
   
Clubs can also sign up for a free Zoom account at https://zoom.us/.  The free service allows groups of up to 100 people to connect for up 40 minutes. 
Here are the set-up instructions for a free account -
-Go to zoom.us
-In the top right corner, click "sign up, it's free"
-Choose to connect to your Gmail or Facebook account, or provide info for a new account
-You will be asked to confirm your account via the email/account you provided
-The first time you join a meeting, you will be asked to allow the zoom application to download to your computer
 
If you want a tutorial on Zoom, click on the link below:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKpRxBfeD1kEM_I1lId3N_Xl77fKDzSXe
 
Darryl Patterson has establsihed a Technology Club Support site to support clubs in our District.  Please use the following link -https://sites.google.com/rotary7070.ca/technology/home.
 
Stay well.  Stay connected. 
 

Your District 7070 Governor Team

Mary Lou Harrison,   District 7070 Governor 2018-19

Beth Selby,   District 7070 Governor 2019-20

Mark Chipman,   District Governor 2020-21

Ron Dick,   District Governor 2021-22

Iosif Ciosa,  District 7070 Governor 2022-23

 
Read more to see the March 12, 2020 District 7070 Update.....

 

March 23, 2020 - COVID-19 Update from District 7070 Your District 7070 Governor Team 2020-03-22 04:00:00Z 0

Instagram Contest - Deadline for Entries Extended to May 31, 2020

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee


FOR DISTRICT 7070 ROTARY, ROTARACT, INTERACT, EARLYACT CLUBS 

It’s easy as 1, 2, 3! Earn one ballot for each step completed. The winner will receive $500 towards the community service project of your club’s choice (local or international).

 

Instagram Contest - Deadline for Entries Extended to May 31, 2020 Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2020-03-14 04:00:00Z 0

Highway of Heroes Campaign - November 2019 Update from Mark Cullen

Posted by Mark Cullen Campaign Chair & Co-Founder, Highway of Heroes Living Tribute

Dear Rotarians and members of the Rotary family and friends of Rotary,

REMEMBER NOVEMBER: If there is a peak season for our campaign, it is the month of November. We will, after all, pause on Monday, November 11, to reflect on the sacrifice of many who served in the Canadian Armed Forces to defend our freedom. We will also reflect on those who did not come home during times of conflict: 117,000 since the war of 1812. We will hear John McRae's famous poem recited somewhere, at least once. And we will be mindful of his words. I think that it is a fine coincidence that the months of Thanksgiving and the month of Remembrance are back to back. October and November even rhyme, almost. Here at the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign, we are thankful for so much. Indeed, that is a gross understatement.....

Highway of Heroes Campaign - November 2019 Update from Mark Cullen Mark Cullen Campaign Chair & Co-Founder, Highway of Heroes Living Tribute 2019-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Trees Planted - Highway of Heroes Tribute Campaign

Posted by Bob Wallace on Oct 01, 2019
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Rotary International President Ian Riseley has asked us to plant a tree for every Rotarian in our district, between July 1st and April 22nd, 2018 – Earth Day.  I am pleased to say we have partnered with Highway of Heroes Tribute to help make this happen.  Through available District Designated Funds, we’ve funded the planting of a tree for every Club along the Highway for Heroes (between Trenton and Toronto).  Additionally, we have a Family Planting Day planned for Earth Day (Sunday, April 22nd), at a location to be finalized.  That’s 2,200 trees already committed.  Mark Cullen was a featured speaker at the District Conference, and we have a 2:1 on trees – just for Rotarians. 

But you know, that goal of just 2,200 trees is not particularly ambitious for our district.  Several Clubs already have environmental initiatives every year.  Working with Clubs and liaising with Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group, I’d like to suggest we plant a tree for every single attendee to our International Convention.  I think 30,000+ trees sounds much more impressive.  And we have a designated Mr. Tree in the district on Kevin Power, to help aggregate all our projects.

Individual Rotarians and Rotary Clubs that have completed tree plantings can enter their information through the link above to add the trees to our district tally. 

Click Here for more information                   

 
Please Read more for more details......

 
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Judge Judy Says: Register TODAY 

     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

WHAT DO YOU MEAN  YOU

HAVEN’T REGISTERED YET?

 
 

YOU REALLY DON’T WANT TO MISS

THIS FUN-FILLED INSPIRATIONAL 

DISTRICT 7070 CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 25-27, 2019.

 
 

                 DO YOU?

 
 
            REGISTER HERE
 
 
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Let's Meet Holger Knaack 

Holger Knaack, a member of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany, is our new president of Rotary International in 2020-21. To build a stronger membership, Holger Knaack says Rotary must focus on increasing the number of female members and transitioning Rotaractors into Rotarians. Knaack believes that the People of Action campaign offers new public awareness possibilities for Rotary. “This campaign conveys our global image while still respecting differences in regions and cultures,” he says.......

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Peace - Easy as 1, 2, 3.  A Youth Exchange Story

Posted by Grant Southwell

World Peace - One Student, one family at a time

Rotary is well known world wide for our efforts to support and grow world peace and understanding. In fact Peace and Conflict Resolution is one of our six area's of focus.
 
What better way to support this goal than to have all Rotary Clubs involved in our very own "Rotary Youth Exchange" program.  Our young people are our future. Why not invest in them in a most realistic way?
 
The Rotary Youth Exchange program is the only program sponsored by RI that permits members of a Rotarian's family to participate - no other Rotary sponsored program allows this to happen, primarily due to the perception of being in conflict of interest or nepotism.
 
 
Peace - Easy as 1, 2, 3. A Youth Exchange Story Grant Southwell 2018-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Mary Lou Harrison's November 2018 Newsletter - We Are Changemakers!

Posted by Mary Lou Harrison, District 7070 Governor 2018-19
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Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.” - Rotary's new vision statement, approved June 2017

Creating positive and lasting change is not easy. It takes vision, determination, co-operation, and the willingness to take risks, to stretch well beyond what we know we can do to accomplish what others might consider the impossible. In District 7070, we can proudly and truthfully say that our actions make us changemakers.

District Governor Mary Lou Harrison's November 2018 Newsletter - We Are Changemakers! Mary Lou Harrison, District 7070 Governor 2018-19 2018-11-13 05:00:00Z 0

November 2018 - Rotary Foundation Month

What is your Rotary Club doing in November 2018 to celebrate and focus on The Rotary Foundation? To get ideas how the Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world, please Read more....... 

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We All Smile in the Same Language

Posted by Jason Pole Co-Chair, District 7070 Rotary Youth Exchange Committee

Smile in My Language

Recently, a seventeen-year-old young woman reminded me that we all smile in the same language. A simple statement that many would not challenge or even give much thought too. For this young person, it is of paramount importance. She has recently started school in Canada and although her spoken English is good, her native language is Portuguese. There are often times in Canada when she needs to use her smile to communicate. She needs to smile to acknowledge that she does not fully understand all the words spoken to her, or that you may need to speak a little bit more slowly so she can follow the conversation, or simply the smile may indicate a sincere thank-you for taking the time to listen.....

We All Smile in the Same Language Jason Pole Co-Chair, District 7070 Rotary Youth Exchange Committee 2018-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

And Here They Are....Our Rotary Exchange Students

From Near from Far ...  

What do Campbellford and Argentina have in common?  Lucia!  Pictured with thumbs up here among the ten 2018/2019 Inbound Youth Exchange Students.  These students have come from far and will be near and dear to District 7070 for the next 11 months.  Reach out, say Hi, get to know just why Youth Exchange can make the change and inspire a world of peace. 
 
Thinking of becoming a host Youth Exchange Club?  Email us (Jason Pole/Deb Murray) at rye.d7070@gmail.com 
 
Click here for more details.  (Like what clubs are participating now - it may surprise you) 
 
Come from away....be part of Youth Exchange today.  
And Here They Are....Our Rotary Exchange Students Deborah Murray 2018-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

2018 Rotary Foundation Walk Highlights

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On Sunday, September 30, 2018, over 260 Rotarians from District 7070 and their families walked the 2 and 5 km walks at the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg and toured the famed gallery, at the 2018 Rotary District 7070 Foundation Walk, hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Alliston, Aurora, Kleinburg, Nobleton & Schomberg, Markham Sunrise, Markham Unionville, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, and Woodbridge, and raised over $100,000 for the Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund.........

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NEW - The Clubrunner App - If Doug Can Do IT.....

Posted by Deborah Murray

What's Larry's Email Address?

 It was a rainy day when I got the call. 

 He needed to know, right away,

 "What's his email" he did say. 

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

 The magic we found, by bringing it down

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

With rushing to cheer, the awakening is here! 

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

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

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

 
NEW - The Clubrunner App - If Doug Can Do IT..... Deborah Murray 2018-05-01 04:00:00Z 0
Who is She? Deb Murray 2018-05-01 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Convention 2018 in Toronto Bob Wallace 2016-11-27 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary members attend Jubilee Audience at the Vatican

Posted by David Andrews

Pope Francis thanks Rotary for its efforts to end polio and urges Rotary members to continue vaccination campaigns

Rotary International President K.R. Ravindran is greeted by Pope Francis following the Jubilee Audience at the Vatican in St. Peter’s Square on April 30, 2016. Photo courtesy of the Vatican.

Rotary members attend Jubilee Audience at the Vatican David Andrews 2016-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Rev Up Rotary - Youth Kickstart at RYLA

Posted on Mar 19, 2016

District 7070 is buzzing with energy as we prepare to Rev Up Rotary in 2016-2017.

As a District, we're getting Rev'ed Up about RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards).  Our program, "Leadership Begins With Me" is scheduled May 15 to 20 at Loyalist College in Belleville.

From the Diary of a RYLA Participant...

RYLA IS ABOUT PERSPECTIVE, FRIENDSHIP, LEADERSHIP AND CITIZENSHIP

It’s a big world out there!  And it takes special people with special talent to thrive, grow and contribute to making it a better world.  I always knew there were challenges, and sometimes I felt overwhelmed.  I mean, I’m doing OK, my friends are great, and I’m learning a lot in school and at work.  But until I got to RYLA, I never knew how much I could learn in just one week.  Yes, it was a hectic week, long hours, and a lot of activity – but I really was involved, and the time flew!

The hardest part of the whole experience is to sum it up in just a few words.  I mean, we dealt with ideas, impossible problems, learned the perspective of our classmates and our faculty members, produced a newspaper, put on entertainment for visiting Rotarians, did volunteer work – and had fun every step of the way.

The bottom line though is that I feel more confident, connected and committed to my future and my role in building a better world.  Do you?

Thanks, Rotary

Apply Now!  Deadline April 1

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Rev Up Rotary - Youth Kickstart at RYLA Clark Ferguson 2016-03-20 00:00:00Z 0

Canadian Government's New Commitment to The Rotary Foundation

 

 

Posted by David Andrews on Jul 31, 2015

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced the renewal of the partnership between Government of Canada and Rotary Foundation Canada by providing a total of up to $18 million to help save the lives of vulnerable children and reduce poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

During the next four years, the Government of Canada will contribute two dollars for every dollar raised by Rotary Foundation Canada in support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Endgame Strategy, to a maximum contribution of $12 million. The funds will be provided to UNICEF to support the goal of eradicating polio worldwide by 2018.

The renewal of the partnership reinforces Canada’s ongoing leadership on polio. It builds on the Pennies & More for Polio initiative, through which Rotary Foundation Canada raised $2.2 million between 2012 and 2013, which was matched by the Government of Canada.

The Government of Canada will also contribute up to $6 million to support Rotary Foundation Canada’s efforts to help advance maternal, newborn and child health, secure the future of children and youth, and increase sustainable economic growth in under-served communities in developing countries.

Today, the world stands on the verge of being able to end the preventable deaths of women and children within a generation. Canada remains steadfast in its commitment to work with Canadian and international partners to achieve this goal.

Canadian Government's New Commitment to The Rotary Foundation     David Andrews 2015-07-31 04:00:00Z 0
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World Polio Day 2014 - Flag Raised in Toronto David Andrews 2014-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Canada's Prime Minister Steven Harper Receives RotaryFoundation Polio Eradication Champion Award David Andrews 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Elect in Toronto Bob Wallace 2014-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Interested in Joining Rotary? ARE YOU THE MISSING PIECE ? David Andrews 2014-08-31 04:00:00Z 0
Walk with Rotary & Trump AIDS on April 26th Mary Lou Harrison 2014-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary 7070 Mobile Business Directory Launched! Mary Lou Harrison 2014-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary E-Club Trillium Lakes is a new way to belong! Mary Lou Harrison 2013-04-10 00:00:00Z 0
Online Credit Card Payment Option Now Available For District Events! Les Shernofsky 2012-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Why Service Clubs still matter Robert Wallace 2012-11-06 05:00:00Z 0

Polio Eradication

Posted by Robert Wallace on Sep 27, 2012

This article appeared in the Globe and Mail September 28, 2012 concerning the eradication of polio by 2018 if all goes well. Bill Gates' efforts were the main feature of the fund raising part of the article but it included reference to Rotary International, Wilf Wilkinson and even the Gov't of Canada matching funds raised for this program in Canada.
 

Globe and Mail Article

Polio Eradication Robert Wallace 2012-09-28 00:00:00Z 0

Important ClubRunner Updates

Posted by Mary Lou Harrison on Jul 28, 2012
Thank you to everyone who has given feedback about the new District website! Keep your comments, questions and ideas coming. Our highest priority now is to ensure that all clubs have turned on data integration with Rotary International.
Important ClubRunner Updates Mary Lou Harrison 2012-07-29 00:00:00Z 0

Centennial Celebrations for the Rotary Club of Toronto

Posted by Mary Lou Harrison on Jun 29, 2012

The Rotary Club of Toronto (“RCT”) is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and of course this also marks 100 years of Rotary in the Province of Ontario. The celebrations for this momentous landmark were officially launched in July of 2012 and will continue through to June 2013.

Centennial Celebrations for the Rotary Club of Toronto Mary Lou Harrison 2012-06-30 00:00:00Z 0

ClubRunner Launched in District 7070 – Your Input Needed!

Posted by Mary Lou Harrison on Jun 28, 2012
As members of the ClubRunner Implementation Team for District 7070, we are very excited to launch our new District 7070 website! The new site is still a work in progress, and we look forward to your input in order to improve the site and to keep its content fresh and engaging.
ClubRunner Launched in District 7070 – Your Input Needed! Mary Lou Harrison 2012-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline! Mary Lou Harrison 2012-06-29 00:00:00Z 0

A Video Message from PDG Valarie on World Toilet Day

Posted by Mary Lou Harrison

Check it out! A fun yet serious message about World Toilet Day - November 19th, recognized by the UN. 

Recitation by Past District Governor Valarie Wafer; poem written by Coleen Wafer.

  

A Video Message from PDG Valarie on World Toilet Day Mary Lou Harrison 0

Rotary and Gates Foundation extend fundraising agreement to end polio

Posted by David Andrews

New match arrangement could raise US$525 million for global eradication effort

LISBON, Portugal (25 June 2013) Rotary International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced an extension of their existing fundraising partnership that could generate up to US$525 million in new money for polio eradication as the global effort to end this crippling disease enters its critical endgame phase.

Under the new agreement, announced before an audience of more than 20,000 Rotary members from 160 countries gathered in Lisbon for the humanitarian group’s annual convention, the Gates Foundation will match 2 for 1 every new dollar Rotary commits to polio eradication up to $35 million per year through 2018.

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Collaborative Golf Tournament Raises over $12,500 for Rotary Projects Mary Lou Harrison 0

Rotary District 7070 is Award-Winning!

Posted by Mary Lou Harrison

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At the recent Zone Institute in Philadelphia, District 7070 was recognized for a very successful year in 2012-2013 under the leadership of PDG Ted Koziel. Our District was honoured with a number of awards.

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AUGUST IS MEMBERSHIP AND EXTENSION MONTH

Posted by Valarie Wafer
August is Membership and Extension 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?  Take a look at the video at what our Rotary International President Ron Burton has to say about Rotary membership.  

 

RI President Burton’s Membership Message from Rotary International on Vimeo.

 

 

 

AUGUST IS MEMBERSHIP AND EXTENSION MONTH Valarie Wafer 0
Toronto Marlies Help Rotary End Polio On Feb 2, 2013 Bill Patchett 0

World Polio Day in Toronto - End Polio Now Flag is Raised

Posted by David Andrews

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- In honor of World Polio Day 2012, hundreds of Rotarians from the 26 Rotary Clubs in Toronto were on hand, including the Rotary International District Governor Ted Koziel, to help raise the red END POLIO NOW at Toronto City Hall at 10:00 am on October 24 in honour of the Rotary Clubs of Toronto and their efforts in Rotary’s 27-year mission to eradicate the crippling childhood disease, polio

World Polio Day in Toronto - End Polio Now Flag is Raised David Andrews 0

Gov't of Canada & Bill Gates match Canadian Rotary Donations to Polio Plus 3 to 1

Posted by David Andrews
 

An Important Message from Bryn Styles, Rotary International Director 2012-2014

Canada & The Gates Foundation Matches Donation by Canadian Rotarians

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
27 Sep 2012
To: District Governors, and Rotarians in all Canadian Rotary Districts

Re: 3 for 1 for Polio

I am very pleased to announce that after several months of negotiations between the Canadian government and senior Canadian Rotary leaders, the Canadian government has agreed to match Canadian Rotarian and Canadian Rotary Club donations to Polio through the Rotary Foundation. I would like to thank all Rotarians who took the time to contact their respective members of parliament to expedite this matter.

The match from the Canadian government is 1:1 but the other exciting news is that the Gates Foundation will also match 1:1 on the Rotarian donations to make it a 3:1 donation on behalf of Canadian Rotarians. There is a $1 million limit on both the government and Gates donations which I am sure that Canadian Rotarians will have no problem reaching.

The match is for donations made between 1 June 2012 and 31 March 2013.

$1 million = $3 million!

What else can we do? Talk about polio! Make the public aware and encourage their donations through Rotary clubs. Attend district information events to share ideas. We must become advocates to finally end this dreaded disease.

We also have an opportunity this year to honour Trustee Chair Wilf Wilkinson. Each year Districts are encouraged to donate at least 20% of their DDF towards polio. Many do this and I thank you. It would truly be an honour for Wilf if ALL Canadian districts were able to donate at least 20% of their DDF or more. What a statement of support for our own senior Rotary leader! These DDF donations will be matched in the 3:1 campaign.

Over the coming weeks you will be contacted by your RRFC and End Polio Now Coordinator. Please allow them to work with your districts as we take this initiative to every Canadian Rotarian.

Thank you and good luck. Please share all of your success stories with me!

Bryn


Be sure to watch the UN Special Session on Polio has now been archived for viewing here:
http://webtv.un.org/search/ban-ki-moon-our-commitment-to-the-next-generation:-the-legacy-of-a-polio-free-world/1864699123001?term=polioin case you were not able to view the broadcast that was shown live on Sept 27, 2012 .

On Sept 27, 2012, the UN Secretary-General is hosting a high-level event from 12:30-1:30pm (Eastern)/5:30-6:30 GMT highlighting progress and challenges in the effort to achieve global eradication of polio. It will include statements of global solidarity from both polio affected countries and new and longstanding champions for polio and announcements of new commitments to support polio eradication. Speakers include UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Mr. Wilfrid J. Wilkinson (Rotary Foundation), President Hamid Karzai (Afghanistan), President Good luck Jonathan (Nigeria), President Asif Ali Zardari (Pakistan), Prime Minister Julia Gillard (Australia), Mr. Bill Gates (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (USA), Koichiro Gemba (Japan), Julian Fantino (Canada), Rt. Hon. Alan Duncan (UK), Dr. Ahmad Mohamed AliAl-Madani (Islamic Development Bank), , Sandro Rosell i Filiu (FC Barcelona), Ms. Aseefa Bhutto Zardari (Pakistan), Tony Lake (UNICEF), and Dr. Margaret Chan (WHO). The moderator will be Senator Timothy E. Wirth, President of the UN Foundation. Rotary will announce new funding of US$75million over three years.

Gov't of Canada & Bill Gates match Canadian Rotary Donations to Polio Plus 3 to 1 David Andrews 0