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.

Polio Mapping Goes High Tech 2024-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

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.....

WASH In Ukraine 2024-04-01 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 2024-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

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

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 .....

Make Your Club simply irresistible Tom Gump, Aide to 2024-25 Rotary International President Stephanie Urchick 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 .....

 

In Memory of our Rotarians  2024-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

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" .........
 
WELCOME TO THE MARCH 2024 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2024-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

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....

March 2024 is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Month 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. .......

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

"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....

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

Learning Tuesdays - April 16, 2024 - Public Image - Titled "Rotary - What's In A Name?"

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By popular demand, please join us for a Rotary Public Image presentation on "Rotary --- What's In a Name!"     Tuesday, April 16, 2024  7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Toronto Time) on Zoom

In the second Learning Tuesdays on Public Image, please join Rotary International Zone 28 Rotary Public Image Coordinator Mary Lou Harrison, and Zone 32 Rotary Public Image Coordinator as they will present:

- - A refresher on correct logo usage

- - How to use and protect the Rotary name and why it's so important

- - Next steps if you are currently using the Rotary name

- - Q&A - There will be time scheduled to ask your questions.......... our distinguished panel will be glad to answer them. Laura Spear and Mary Lou will be joined by Liz Thiam, Global Brand Specialist at Rotary International, to answer your questions....... Please read more.......

 

 
Learning Tuesdays - April 16, 2024 - Public Image - Titled "Rotary - What's In A Name?" 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

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

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

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.....
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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

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 ....

NEWSLETTERS:

TO VIEW THE REST OF THE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........
 
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
UPDATED Rotary Learning Center Course Catalog NOW AVAILABLE 2023-11-16 05:00:00Z 0

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

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.

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. The THE LINK FOR RESERVATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON. There will be a SPECIAL RATE OF $199.00 + TAXES.......

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

Shelterbox Canada News  Ally Buck, Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada 2023-11-16 05:00:00Z 0

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's December 2023 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 December 2023 Newsletter, Barry reminds us that during your holiday giving, remember that gifts to The Rotary Foundation. With December being Disease Prevention and Treatment Month Barry says,"Just think of all the Rotary efforts that would not be possible without the generosity of you, our Rotary family". He talks about our efforts to end polio, clinics that have saved lives, our Programs of Scale that are working to end malaria in Zambia, reduce the mortality rate of mothers and their infants in Nigeria, and eliminate cervical cancer in Egypt. He talks about our response to the devastating earthquake in Morocco in September, when The Rotary Foundation Trustees established the Morocco Earthquake Response Fund to support immediate relief efforts led by Rotary members on the ground. Barry thanks us for our continued support, dedication, and unwavering commitment to The Rotary Foundation and to what Rotary is all about: helping others.............

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's December 2023 Newsletter Barry Rassin, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2023-24 2023-11-16 05:00:00Z 0

Join Us in ZOOM - November 8, 2023 - Shake It Up ! - Make Your Club Irresistible

Please Join District 7070 Membership Chair Joan Barrett  with Special Guest Speaker Rick Caron - Innovative Club Advocate, along with discussions and questions

Rick Caron, the Zone 28, Innovative Club Advocate will explore:
                             - creative ways to make a club more dynamic & engaging - "Be Irresistible"
                              - discuss impact/cause based clubs
This session is for Membership Chairs, Presidents & general members
It is one hour in length on zoom Wednesday, November 8: 7 - 8pm
The session will be chaired by Joan Barrett with other members of the team participating: Jim Louttit to introduce, Joe  Solway managing chat line & questions.
Join Us in ZOOM - November 8, 2023 - Shake It Up ! - Make Your Club Irresistible 2023-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

News from the Rotaract E-Club in District 7070 - NOW OPEN - MORE MEMBERS ARE JOINING EVERY DAY 

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We are a new Rotaract club in the district. We are an e-club that spans over the entire district 7070. We’ve approached you today to let you know we are actively recruiting future Rotaractors. So if you know any individuals who might be interested feel free to get them to sign up using our sign-up sheet in our bio or by emailing us directly. We are looking forward to learning more and creating a partnership with your club. Feel free to reach us at rotaract7070eclub@gmail.com If interested. 

Our goals:

- To give Rotaractors a home after they graduate from a university-based Rotaract club

- To address service area gaps in Rotaract programs

- To foster and grow Rotaract in the District

- To be a central club that allows for tracking numbers and coordinating large-scale events like the Rotaract District Conference

-  To be an access point between Rotaract and Rotary Clubs

- To be an inclusive space that builds goodwill and better friendships

- To foster Rotarians of the future

- To be a fun club where young professionals and university students get to network, and develop under rotary.   

We look for your support in making this a reality. 

Additionally below is our Linktree containing our social media and Sign-up Sheet, please circulate it to your club and networks. 

https://linktr.ee/rotaract7070eclub

Please Read more to see the poster....

 

News from the Rotaract E-Club in District 7070 - NOW OPEN - MORE MEMBERS ARE JOINING EVERY DAY  2023-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Board of Directors - Decision on Rotary's logo and CONSISTENT BRAND MESSAGING

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Nearly a decade ago, while Jennifer Jones was the chair of the Strengthen Rotary’s Brand Committee, Rotary International conducted in-depth research to better understand how the public viewed Rotary, our members, and our work. What we learned was that we needed to reposition the Rotary brand by focusing on clear, consistent messages and a unified visual identity. Based on the committee’s recommendation, the Rotary International Board of Directors approved new brand guidelines, which included how clubs should use the Rotary logo.......

Rotary International Board of Directors - Decision on Rotary's logo and CONSISTENT BRAND MESSAGING 2023-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

NEW "Learning Tuesdays" - 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 and The Rotary Foundation when it comes to you and your Rotary or Rotaract club. This is exactly what we have in store for you.

On Tuesdays, starting on January 16, 2024 , on a monthly basis , we will be presenting learning opportinities, 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.

Here is how we have divided up the sessions: January 16 - Public Image; February 20 - Membership; March 12 - Rotary Foundation; April 16 - Public Image; May 21 - Membership; and June 18 - Rotary Foundation. Stay tuned for more details, these sessions are being developed as we speak. 

From your District 7070 Chairs: Dave Andrews (Public Image); Joan Barrett (Membership) and Bob Wallace (Rotary Foundation) and your District 7070 Learning Chair Iosif Ciosa.. 

NEW "Learning Tuesdays" - Let's Learn More About Rotary - Together - For You and Your Club Members 2023-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

2nd National Youth to Youth (Y2Y) Truth and Reconciliation Experience
 - Submit Student Applications by December 1, 2023

Posted by Bill Empey, Chair, District 7070 Honouring Indigenous Peoples Committee

The Honouring Indigenous Peoples (HIP) 2024 National Y2Y Truth and Reconciliation experience will be held March 24th to 30th in British Columbia.

 HIP continues our mission of fostering intercultural understanding and promoting reconciliation between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous youth from across Canada. The March 2023 Winnipeg experience was a big success.  The March 2024 program again includes traditional teachings and cultural heritage of the Indigenous Peoples residing on that land. This is a transformative program designed for youth aged 15 to 17, offering them an immersive opportunity to engage with Indigenous culture and develop meaningful connections with their peers.

We need your help making the 2024 event a success.   We are asking for your Club’s financial support and help reaching out to high school students and their schools, teachers, parents and others in the community as we seek applications......

2nd National Youth to Youth (Y2Y) Truth and Reconciliation Experience  - Submit Student Applications by December 1, 2023 Bill Empey, Chair, District 7070 Honouring Indigenous Peoples Committee 2023-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

Bob and Kathy Wallace  - Newest Members of the Arch Klumpf Society 

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No photo description available.During the weekend of October 14 and 15, 2023, Bob and Kathy Wallace were honoured at Rotary International headquarters in Evanston, Illinois as members of the Arch Klumpf Society. Named for the founder of The Rotary Foundation, the Arch Klumph Society was established to recognize the Foundation’s highest tier of donors — those who have contributed $250,000 or more. This distinguished society includes supporters from more than 50 countries and geographical areas. Their generosity enables the Foundation to continue its mission of advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the alleviation of poverty, the support of education, and the eradication of polio. Congratulations , Bob and Kathy. Please Read more to see some photos.....

Bob and Kathy Wallace  - Newest Members of the Arch Klumpf Society  2023-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group (BELRAG) October 2023 Newsletter

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.   In this issue of the BELRAG newsletter, learn how Rotarians in Panama are committed to improving learning across the country by through training teachers in effective use of technology to improve classroom teaching and learning.  Thank you to Courtney Doldron for linking us up with the Newsletter.
NOTE: BELRAG will host several webinars in the next weeks to engage Rotarians and share best practice.  .......

Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group (BELRAG) October 2023 Newsletter Carolyn Johnson Chair Emeritus, BELRAG 2023-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

Peace Conference in Cairo on African Partnerships for African Peace and Prosperity - NOV 17-19, 2023

Posted by Nevine Yassa, Chair. District 7070 Peace Committee
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Rotarians are invited to attend a Peace Conference in Cairo on African Partnerships for African Peace and Prosperity from 17th to 19th November 2023 in Cairo, Egypt, the City that Acted for an infinite time as a guardian and a center of culture, art, and beauty. We welcome you to join over 500 distinguished humanitarians and industry leaders from Africa and around the world who are gathering in Cairo under the inspiring theme of "African Partnerships for African Peace and Prosperity."  (see:  https://www.iccpeaceforum-cairo.org ) .... Please Read more......

Peace Conference in Cairo on African Partnerships for African Peace and Prosperity - NOV 17-19, 2023 Nevine Yassa, Chair. District 7070 Peace Committee 2023-10-31 04:00:00Z 0
Mário César Martins de Camargo to be 2025-26 Rotary President 2023-10-31 04:00:00Z 0
Picton Rotary Club - Presents Ukranian Evening - NOV 18, 2023 - YOU Are All Invited Rick Jones, Rotary Club of Picton 2023-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

South Asian Autistic Awareness Centre's Open House - Nov 15, 2023 - Seasonal Goodness Gifts Collection - YOU Are Invited

Posted by Susan Roper, Rotary Club of Scarborough Twilight

To Rotarians and the whole Rotary Family in District 7070:

I am inviting you to the South Asian Autistic Awareness Centre's, Open House on WednesdayNovember 15th  at 6:30pm  to view their 2023 SEASONAL GOODNESS GIFTS COLLECTION.    Check out their website at    www.saaac.org  

SAAAC is an organization in Scarborough that works with and supports autistic youth and adults.   Goodness Gifts is one of the programmes they have initiated with their clients to create employment. Goodness  gifts goes  beyond traditional gifting.     You can order  custom gift boxes with your choice of contents, the boxes would make great Christmas gifts for friends and relatives, or your business associates or your clients......

South Asian Autistic Awareness Centre's Open House - Nov 15, 2023 - Seasonal Goodness Gifts Collection - YOU Are Invited Susan Roper, Rotary Club of Scarborough Twilight 2023-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary District 7070 Conference - An Outstanding Success

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Congratulations to District Governor John Burns and his District Conference Committee for a wonderful weekend with fellow Rotarians at our Rotary District 7070 Conference in Oshawa on October 20 - 22, 2023 as 55 clubs covering Toronto, York, Durham, Northumberland and Prince Edward Co... shared their stories, hearid inspiring speakers, connected with old friends who share a passion for Rotary as we made new friends. Be sure to go to the District 7070 Website Photo Albums and see just some of the photos from a great District Confernece.....

Rotary District 7070 Conference - An Outstanding Success 2023-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

Etobicoke Rotary - Canadian Twist on Beaujolias - Nov 15,  2023 - YOU Are Invited

Posted by Iosif Ciosa, Past Dsitrict Governor

The annual Beaujolais Nouveau Fundraising Celebration hosted by the Rotary Club of Etobicoke, is making some changes this year, this year it is called Canadian Twist on Beaujolais, members from Toronto Rotary Club join us in organizing the Annual Celebration.  An evening of Wine, Delicious Food, Entertainment, Exciting Raffle Prizes and Silent Auction. All funds raised will go to support the the devasting disasters in Morocco, Libya and Afganistan. All proceeds will go to Shelter Box.  

Come out and Join Us!  - November 15, 2023 - Mimoco Crusiing Club, 200 Humber Bay Park Rd W, Etobicoke, ON from 6 to 10 PM

Please regsiter today: https://rotaryetobicoke.org/event/beaujolais-nouveau-fundraising-celebration-1/

Please read more ......

Etobicoke Rotary - Canadian Twist on Beaujolias - Nov 15, 2023 - YOU Are Invited Iosif Ciosa, Past Dsitrict Governor 2023-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

Willowdale Rotary Club's International Night - Nov 24, 2023 - YOU Are Invited

Posted by Heather Graeme, Past President , Willowdale Rotary Club

Here is a letter to the Rotary District 7070 Family from President Jobson Easow:

I hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. I am writing to you today with a message of hope and peace. Our club has embarked on a mission to make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and communities by providing access to education, and we invite you to join us in this noble endeavor. The Rotary Club of Willowdale has undertaken a project to build computer labs in schools for the less fortunate children in the Tribal area of Kerala, India. However, we cannot do it alone. We need your support to make a real difference in the lives of those seeking hope and peace through education.

To raise funds for this cause we are hosting an “International Night” with dinner, Bollywood dancing and entertainment on Friday November 24th, 6.30pm at Floga Estiatorio and Event Space, 1957 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough, ON M1P 2L9. Tickets are sold at $75pp and you get $45 in charity tax receipts. Your generous contribution will go directly towards the computer lab project in Kerala, India, allowing us to expand our reach and make a lasting impact on the lives of many. Every dollar counts and your support is greatly appreciated......

Willowdale Rotary Club's International Night - Nov 24, 2023 - YOU Are Invited Heather Graeme, Past President , Willowdale Rotary Club 2023-10-31 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 (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 newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News  Ally Buck, Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada 2023-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

Public Image & Technology Team  Workshop for District 7070 Clubs - CANCELLED 

Posted by District 7070 Chairs Dave Andrews and Bob Wallace

Based on your Club's Website and Social media, would YOU join your club?

That is what prospective members are viewing today. 

Due to the lack of registrations, the 2023-24 joint Public Image / Technology Workshop has been cancelled.

However, we will be adding a new series of one-hour learning sessions in the new year, Please stay tuned. 

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Public Image & Technology Team Workshop for District 7070 Clubs - CANCELLED District 7070 Chairs Dave Andrews and Bob Wallace 2023-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

Watch The Recording of the World Polio Day 2023 LIVE Broadcast from the Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College 

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YOU ARE INVITED..... to wathc the recording of the  WORLD POLIO DAY 2023 LIVE FROM THE ROTARY GLOBAL CLASSROOM AT DURHAM COLLEGE as we celebrated World Polio Day with leaders from around the world, hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood, and Durham College. 

Rotarians from arounf District 7070 joined the line in-person audience and $ 10.00  of their entreance fee was donated to The Rotary Foundation's Polio Plus Fund and will be credited to their next Paul Harris Fellow - Exactly the amount of District Governor John Burns Goal for every Rotarians to doante at least $10 this Rotary year for ending polio. 

Here is the link:  https://durhamcollege.ca/globalclass/class/world-polio-day-2023-updating-rotarys-efforts-to-eradicate-polio-worldwide/...

Watch The Recording of the World Polio Day 2023 LIVE Broadcast from the Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College  2023-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

 Watch the Recording of  "Focus On Polio" Webinar on World Polio Day  October 24, 2023

Here is a link to the recording of FOCUS ON POLIO with Brenda Cressy (Past Rotary Foundation Trustee), Barry Rassin (Current Chair of the Rotary Foundation and Past Rotary International President)  and Jennifer Jones (Past Rotary International president and current member of the Board of Trustees of the Rotary Foundation), recorded live on World Polio Day, October 24, 2023.

Here is the link to the recording: https://youtu.be/dhPHahOQ7rg?si=1mBv6T9sq35lE0hN

Please Read more to view the poster for more details.....

Watch the Recording of "Focus On Polio" Webinar on World Polio Day October 24, 2023 2023-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE NOVEMBER 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 ....

NEWSLETTERS:

TO VIEW THE REST OF THE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........
 
WELCOME TO THE NOVEMBER 2023 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2023-10-26 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation Walk - Oct 15, 2023 - Another Great Success - THANK YOU 

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Congratulations to our Rotary Club host clubs in Region 3 (north end of Toronto) and Chair Virginia O'Reilly for another successful Rotary District 7070 Foundation Walk. Clubs from all over District 7070 came out and enjoyed a great walk, fellowship with new and old friends and raised money for the Rotary Foundation. The Walk took place on October 15, 2023, at The Milne Dam Conservation Park,  8251 McCowan Road, Markham, ON. Be sure to collect the pledges from your friends and Rotarians and make that donation TODAY..

Use these forms to help complete that donation:

Donate Directly to The Rotary Foundation (Here)

Non Rotarian Donor Form (Here)

Multiple Rotarian Donor Form (Here)

Rotarian Donor Form (Here)

Please Read more to see this year's Poster and go to the Photo albums of the District Website. Thank to to many Rotarians and a big thank you to the Rotary Club of York for a huge number of the photos......

Rotary Foundation Walk - Oct 15, 2023 - Another Great Success - THANK YOU 2023-10-26 04:00:00Z 0

November 2023 - This Is Rotary Foundation Month

What is your Rotary or Rotaract Club doing in November 2023 to celebrate and focus on The Rotary Foundation? As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.  To get ideas how the Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world, please Read more......

November 2023 - This Is Rotary Foundation Month 2023-10-26 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 .....

 

In Memory of our Rotarians  2023-10-26 04:00:00Z 0

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's November 2023 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 November 2023 Newsletter, Barry reminds us that as we celebrate The Rotary Foundation, let’s recognize it for what it is: one of the world’s best humanitarian organizations. He wonders how many people know that Rotary supports our causes — seven of them in fact — which we call our areas of focus.  He adds that , if they want clean water, good health, and a sustainable future for our planet, they support what our Foundation does. If they envision a world where peace, full literacy, and economic opportunities for communities to support themselves exist, they also believe in Rotary’s mission. And if they want to see mothers and their babies thrive, their vision aligns with the work we do. Barry talks about our progress through the Foundation. Polio eradication is changing the world, one drop of vaccine at a time. Rotary Peace Centers are training peacebuilders to reduce violence and resolve conflict. And through Foundation global and district grants, we are improving lives in a real way. He says,"So thank you, Rotary ... on behalf of thousands of others you have helped by supporting The Rotary Foundation"..........

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's November 2023 Newsletter Barry Rassin, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2023-24 2023-10-26 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor John Burns' November 2023 Newsletter

Posted by John Burns, District 7070 Governor , 2023-24
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In his November 2023 Newsletter, District 7070 Governor John Burns, Agent 7070, talks about many successes in October: our annual District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk, World Polio Day LIVE from the Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College, the District 7070 Conference, and the many clubs he has visited during his official visits. He reminds us all to focus our efforts in November to The Rotary Foundation which is Rotary Foundation Month..........

District Governor John Burns' November 2023 Newsletter John Burns, District 7070 Governor , 2023-24 2023-10-26 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Gordon McInally's November 2023 Message

Posted by Gordon McInally, Rotary International President 2023-24

In President Gordon McInally's  November 2023 Message, he talks about Rotary taking steps to support peacebuilding in the Middle East and Africa region with the signing ceremony of our newest peace centre in Istanbul. The peace centers program, now in its 25th year, has prepared more than 1,700 peace fellows working in more than 140 countries to create a more peaceful world. Gordon adds that the Rotary Peace Fellows through their actions, have helped Create Hope in the World and will continue to do so. We can all advance peace by encouraging our local peacebuilders to learn more about Rotary and apply for this impactful fellowship. Rotary members can also mentor candidates for the fellowship. Or you can work with peace fellows who have already graduated. He says,"Peace must be waged persistently; it is the soil where hope takes root. But as with any journey, we take one step at a time". ...............

Rotary International President Gordon McInally's November 2023 Message Gordon McInally, Rotary International President 2023-24 2023-10-26 04:00:00Z 0

The November 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" November 2023 video from Drew Kessler, our Rotary International Director, (available on November 1, 2023), together with Christine Etienne (Director Elect)  in the November 2023 District 7070 Newsletter version that will be published on our District website and on the Rotary Zone 28 and 32 website . ....... Please Read more...

The November 2023 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32 2023-10-26 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's November 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 November 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 November 2023 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Current Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2023-10-26 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in Fall of 2023-24!  - PART THREE Starts November 8 - REGISTER TODAY

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute
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For the fall of 2023-24, we are staying with our Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) programming in the virtual format.  Although we all appreciate that videoconference will never replace the personal connection that we get from meeting face-to-face, RLI is a very successful program with overwhelming response and enthusiasm from Rotarians across the District. Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. 

Click here to register for Part 3: Session 1 on  Wed Nov 8, Session 2 on Wed Nov 15, Session 3 on Wed Nov 22

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in Fall of 2023-24! - PART THREE Starts November 8 - REGISTER TODAY Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2023-10-26 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leaders Ask Us to Join Them for "Focus On Polio" Webinar on World Polio Day  October 24, 2023 - Register TODAY for the Webinar that starts at 6 pm

We are all invited by The Rotary Foundation to Join Brenda Cressy (Past Rotary Foundation Trustee), Barry Rassin (Current Chair of the Rotary Foundation and Past Rotary International President)  and Jennifer Jones (Past Rotary International president and cureenr member of the Board of Trustees of the Rotary Foundation), who are doing a webinar as they ask all of us to FOCUS ON POLIO in World Polio Day, October 24, 2023 starting at 6 pm. They are asking us to learn some exciting news and updates.

Here is the link to register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BlcrXgqjSHymTgSWOilCLQ?

Please Read more to view the poster for more details.....

Rotary Leaders Ask Us to Join Them for "Focus On Polio" Webinar on World Polio Day October 24, 2023 - Register TODAY for the Webinar that starts at 6 pm 2023-10-01 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary's All-Member Survey Coming in November 2023-09-28 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Magazine Photo Awards Return in June 2024 - Submit Your Photos by December 31, 2023 2023-09-28 04:00:00Z 0

You Can Help Rotarians Help the People of the Okanagan BC Fires

Posted by Rotary District Governors Shirley-Pat (D5040), David (D5050) and Marjolein (D5060)

District Governors Shirley-Pat (D5040), David (D5050) and Marjolein (D5060) send greetings, hugs and positive thoughts throughout BC and Washington State. As you are aware, our members are experiencing yet another devastating fire season. Even beyond the borders of our Districts, our hearts ache for those in Northwest Territories, Eastern Washington and Hawaii who are also dealing with horrific fires causing the evacuation of entire cities and the devastating loss of their homes and structures. Many have also lost loved ones. We send our deepest condolences to them.

We would like to sincerely thank the first responders, firefighters, police, emergency services and the hundreds of volunteers who are fighting the fires. We are grateful to those who are keeping the evacuated areas safe, assisting those who are displaced from their homes. We are blessed by those who are simply doing their very best to support those who are going through a very challenging time. The strength and resilience of our communities is one of the reasons why many of us joined Rotary. ........

You Can Help Rotarians Help the People of the Okanagan BC Fires Rotary District Governors Shirley-Pat (D5040), David (D5050) and Marjolein (D5060) 2023-09-25 04:00:00Z 0

Rotarians in Maui Are Needing Our Help

Posted by Mark Merriman, Rotary District 5000 Governor

Maui No Ka Oi

August 9, 2023 was a tragic day for our Rotarians, families and friends on the Island of Maui. The fires across the island have changed lives forever. Truly devastating. Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted.

As people of action, we can take immediate action. As we come together to recover and rebuild, we need to support each other. We need to Create Hope for Maui.

Through our Rotary District 5000 Foundation, a relief fund has been established. Foundation President Dave Hamil and Treasurer Sharon Amano will handle all donations. A committee will be organized shortly to find the greatest needs for distribution of monies. A single fund will be the most helpful over time to provide the most significant benefits. Please consider donating to this special fund, Maui Fires Relief Fund.

Mahalo to the Rotary Club of Waikiki for collecting monies at their lunch meeting today. These are the first contributions to the fund. Please also widely share this opportunity to help. Stay safe, take care and mahalo for creating hope.  

 

Mark Merriam, District Governor

Rotary District 5000, Hawaii, USA
Rotarians in Maui Are Needing Our Help Mark Merriman, Rotary District 5000 Governor 2023-09-25 04:00:00Z 0

Your Help Is Needed for Those Devastated By the Fires in Yellowknife 

Posted by Brett Collingwood, District Governor of District 5370

District 7070 Governor John Burns has received requests from a few District Governors in Canada regarding the evacuation of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories due to the wildfires. For those of you who may not know, we have two clubs in Yellowknife and a club in Hay River, who have all been evacuated. 

From District 5370 Governor Brett Collingwood: Here in Edmonton we are working with the city of Edmonton in offering supplies and/or volunteer support where needed for the evacuation centres. Here is a message that I circulated to all of the members in District 5370 indicating where they may provide financial relief support to the Northwest Territories.  Clubs and Rotarians in District 7070 may wish to help out..... Please Read more.....

Your Help Is Needed for Those Devastated By the Fires in Yellowknife Brett Collingwood, District Governor of District 5370 2023-09-25 04:00:00Z 0

Announcing The Morocco Earthquake Response Fund of The Rotary Foundation - YOU can Help Communities In Morocco  TODAY

Posted by Barry Rassin, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation
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Dear Fellow Rotarians,

As a global humanitarian organization, Rotary continually takes action to help communities in need. Because you are a Rotary leader, we want you to be among the first to know that The Rotary Foundation has established a temporary Morocco Earthquake Response Fund to support immediate assistance efforts through disaster response grants. We’ll begin fundraising efforts soon to finance the grants, which will be available specifically to areas affected by the 6.8-magnitude earthquake on 8 September that killed several thousand people, injured even more, and destroyed an estimated 50,000 homes........

Announcing The Morocco Earthquake Response Fund of The Rotary Foundation - YOU can Help Communities In Morocco TODAY Barry Rassin, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation 2023-09-21 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary District 7070 Peace Forum 2024  - "Harmonizing Hearts and Hands for Peace"  -  Is on Zoom on February 22, 2024  at 6:00 p.m.

Posted by Nevine Yassa, District 7070 Chair - Peace Committee
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Dear Rotarians

I am absolutely thrilled to extend to you a warm and heartfelt invitation to join us at the upcoming Rotary Peace Forum, themed "Harmonizing Hearts and Hands for Peace," taking place on February 22, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. (Please register on the District 7070 website at  https://rotary7070.org/event/peace-forum--quot-hearts-and-hands-for-peace/ ).  Imagine being part of a gathering where distinguished humanitarians and industry leaders from across the globe unite under the inspiring theme of "Harmonizing Hearts and Hands for Peace." This theme encapsulates our belief that creating lasting peace is a harmonious effort that requires the unity of compassionate hearts and capable hands. This just in....we just received confirmation that Rotary International President Gordon McInally will be part of our broadcast. ......

Rotary District 7070 Peace Forum 2024 - "Harmonizing Hearts and Hands for Peace" - Is on Zoom on February 22, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. Nevine Yassa, District 7070 Chair - Peace Committee 2023-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

How Healthy Is Your Club  ? -  Try This Checklist

THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU NOW .....

Just as routine doctor visits help people identify health risks before they become serious, Rotary’s club health check can diagnose problem areas and prescribe remedies. Club leaders will find a checklist to assess their club’s well-being in the areas of club experience, service and social events, members, image, and business and operations, along with an array of resources to treat any problem areas. Regularly consulting those resources can help maintain your club’s health and preserve its value for club members and the community. A few examples follow, but review the entire document through the website listed below to ensure you’re taking full advantage of these valuable tools.

Assess your club’s well-being at on.rotary.org/club-health-check.   Please Read more.....

How Healthy Is Your Club ? - Try This Checklist 2023-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

2023 Concert for Feed The Need in Durham - Hosted by the Rotary Clubs in Durham Region  - Dec 10, 2023 - TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE - SPONSORS STILL WELCOME

Posted by Joe Solway, Rotary Club of Bowmanville
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Fifth Annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham : PLEASE NOTE DATE AND LOCATION CHANGE: TO   At 2 pm on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2023, musicians from across the Durham Region will be gathering at The BILTMORE THEATRE  39 King St E, Oshawa, ON L1H 1B2 to help feed their neighbours in the fifth annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham. As in past years, the event will showcase an award-winning line-up of performers from a cross-section of genres – pop, country, R&B, gospel, folk, classical and more.

YOUR ARE INVITED. The event’s scope has grown over the years, becoming a Durham-wide Rotary event, with the Rotary clubs in the Region so far joining as co-presenters. All net proceeds from the show 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.  Save the date: Dec 10, 2032 .  TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE ......  BECOME A SPONSOR.....  Please Read more....

2023 Concert for Feed The Need in Durham - Hosted by the Rotary Clubs in Durham Region - Dec 10, 2023 - TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE - SPONSORS STILL WELCOME Joe Solway, Rotary Club of Bowmanville 2023-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

Prioritizing Rotary's Public Image

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:

Prioritizing Rotary's Public Image 2023-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

REGISTER NOW FOR THE NOVEMBER 18, 2023 - Rotary Foundation Grants Seminar

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair
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On Saturday, November 18, 2023, the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee will hold a Grants Management Seminar about the Rotary Foundation and its grants program. The seminar will be held at the Oshawa and District Shrine Hall, 1626 Simcoe St. N, Oshawa.

Please register TODAYhttps://rotary7070.org/event/rotary-foundation-workshop/

Members of Rotary and Rotaract Clubs who attend the full program will meet the qualification requirements for both the current Rotary year and the 2024-25 year. The alternative will be completing the modules and quizzes found on the District’s website.  Clubs must also submit Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) to the District for each year. 

For all of the details, please Read more.....

REGISTER NOW FOR THE NOVEMBER 18, 2023 - Rotary Foundation Grants Seminar Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair 2023-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

Recognize People for Their Committment to Service - Rotary Service Awards Guide

Does your club or district have members who’ve been especially committed to service? Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation offer various awards you can use to recognize members, nonmembers, alumni, and clubs for the impact they make. Use the new Rotary’s Service Awards guide to learn who is eligible for each award, when nominations need to be submitted, and more. Recognizing the hard work of people in your club or district can engage members and nonmembers alike, raise awareness of Rotary, and show that we value people who make a difference. Start planning now to ensure that deserving people in your area know that they’re appreciated.

Recognize People for Their Committment to Service - Rotary Service Awards Guide 2023-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

Be Sure to Read the Updated Rotary Foundation Grants Guide  - It Helps You Apply For Grants

Grant Responsibilities by Leader is an updated guide to help club and district leaders understand their roles in qualifying for Foundation grants and taking part in district, global, and disaster response grants. The guide provides clear lists of the tasks for a district governor, district Rotary Foundation chair, club president, or chair of a grants, stewardship, scholarship, or vocational training team subcommittee. There’s also a list of Learning Center resources for each role. Download the guide today to better understand your role in the grant process.

 

Be Sure to Read the Updated Rotary Foundation Grants Guide - It Helps You Apply For Grants 2023-09-18 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 (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.

In her June 2023 Newsletter, Ally provides an update on how Rotararact  and Shelterbox are working in Turkiye. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News  Ally Buck, Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada 2023-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in Fall of 2023-24!  - PART TWO Starts October 11 - REGISTER TODAY

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute
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For the fall of 2023-24, we are staying with our Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) programming in the virtual format.  Although we all appreciate that videoconference will never replace the personal connection that we get from meeting face-to-face, RLI is a very successful program with overwhelming response and enthusiasm from Rotarians across the District. Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. 

Click here to register for Part 1: Session 1 on  Wed Sept 13, Session 2 on Wed Sept 20, Session 3 on Wed Sept 27

Click here to register for Part 2: Session 1 on  Wed Oct 11, Session 2 on Wed Oct 18,  Session 3 on Wed Oct 25

Click here to register for Part 3: Session 1 on  Wed Nov 8, Session 2 on Wed Nov 15, Session 3 on Wed Nov 22

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in Fall of 2023-24! - PART TWO Starts October 11 - REGISTER TODAY Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2023-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE OCTOBER 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 ....

NEWSLETTERS:

TO VIEW THE REST OF THE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........
 
WELCOME TO THE OCTOBER 2023 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2023-09-17 04:00:00Z 0

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's October 2023 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 October 2023 Newsletter, Barry asks all of us to renew our commitment to our top humanitarian gold on World Polio Day. Despite these challenges, Barry notes that we are making progress. Poliovirus strains are diminishing, as is the number of affected regions where polio once prevailed. A new vaccine we have introduced reduces the incidence of the circulating vaccinederived virus type 2. He add, "We must have the tenacity to see it to the finish line". He encourages all of us to join our Polio Plus Society and promote Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio form the world. ..........

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's October 2023 Newsletter Barry Rassin, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2023-24 2023-09-17 04:00:00Z 0

October is Economic and Community Development Month

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Economic and Community Development is one of the Seven Areas of Focus that Rotary has asked all clubs to focus on, especially in October.

What is your club doing? If you are looking for ideas , or wish Chair Khalid Hasan to speak to your club, please contact our very own District 7070 Areas of Focus Action Committee: Community Economic Development.   Chair - Khalid Hasan, Rotary Club of North York Email: khalid.hasan@resint.ca Phone: (647) 537-2444

 Please Read more for some ideas.......

October is Economic and Community Development Month 2023-09-17 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor John Burns' October 2023 Newsletter

Posted by John Burns, District 7070 Governor , 2023-24 on Sep 17, 2023
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In his October 2023 Newsletter, District 7070 Governor John Burns, Agent 7070, talks about his club vists in September and the Learn To Lead Zone 28 & 32 Conference in Toronto with members of his District Team. As he gets ready for more club visits in October, he urges us to register TODAY for the Rotary Foundation Walk in October 15 , and the In-Person Live World Polio Day Event at Durham College on Oct 19 and has asked everyone to make a donation, no matter the size,  to the Polio Plus Fund. He invites everyone to join him at Toronto City Hall on Oct 20 for the World Polio Day Flag raising and hopes to see everyone at the District Conference Oct 20-22.............

District Governor John Burns' October 2023 Newsletter John Burns, District 7070 Governor , 2023-24 2023-09-17 04:00:00Z 0

The October 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" October 2023 video from Drew Kessler, our Rotary International Director, (available on October 1, 2023), in the October 2023 District 7070 Newsletter version that will be published on our District website and on the Rotary Zone 28 and 32 website . ....... Please Read more...

The October 2023 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32 2023-09-17 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Gordon McInally's October 2023 Message

Posted by Gordon McInally, Rotary International President 2023-24
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In President Gordon McInally's  October 2023 Message, he reminds us that October 10 is World mental Health Day and encourages each Rotary Club to help. He cites two projects and asks us to go to Rotary Showcase for even more examples. On October 10 President Gordon will be hosting a Facebook Live event when Rotary will recognize World Mental Health Day and further explore how Rotary members can begin this journey.He suggests that right now, there is someone you know in the Rotary world who could use a little more of your time and attention. Rotary is this great gift of global friendship and that also means being there for each other.  ...............

Rotary International President Gordon McInally's October 2023 Message Gordon McInally, Rotary International President 2023-24 2023-09-17 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's October 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 October 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 October 2023 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Current Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2023-09-17 04:00:00Z 0

Dr Richard Besdine at Rotary Club of Scarborough Oct 31 - YOU Are Invited - "Fit at 50, Sexy at 70, Nimble at 90: An Agenda in Prevention"

Posted by Nevine Yassa, President, Rotary Club of Scarborough
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ATTENTION: ROTARIANS IN ROTARY DISTRICT 7070:  YOU ARE INVITED ... ON OCTOBER 31, 2023 TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF SCARBOROUGH

The topic: Fit at 50, Sexy at 70, Nimble at 90: An Agenda in Prevention - October 31, 2023 at 12:00 noon

  Zoom Meeting   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83802072283...  Meeting ID: 838 0207 2283  Passcode: 239284

Here is a note from Nevine Yassa, President of the Rotary Club of Scarborough:

Mark your calendar for October 31st! I would like to extend an invitation for you to join us on this date and be part of an enlightening session featuring Dr. Besdine, a renowned authority in the field of longevity. Dr. Besdine has not only served on the Harvard Medical School faculty but also played a pivotal role in founding Harvard's Division on Aging. With a remarkable 55-year legacy, he pioneered one of the initial geriatrics programs in the United States at Harvard Medical School. This is an exceptional opportunity that you won't want to miss—an opportunity to be captivated by an engaging presentation......

Dr Richard Besdine at Rotary Club of Scarborough Oct 31 - YOU Are Invited - "Fit at 50, Sexy at 70, Nimble at 90: An Agenda in Prevention" Nevine Yassa, President, Rotary Club of Scarborough 2023-09-15 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 .....

 

In Memory of our Rotarians  2023-09-12 04:00:00Z 0
Global Medic and 4 Rotary District 7070 Clubs Donate Food to Feed The Need In Durham 2023-09-09 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Delegates to  Attend Conference On Climate Change COP 28

Rotary International will send a delegation of members to the UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP28, to be held November 30 to December 12, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It will be the third time that Rotary participates in the annual conference in this way. The environment is one of Rotary’s areas of focus, and members hope their involvement will emphasize the importance of contributing to global climate action.

The delegation wants to know about other Rotary members who will be at the conference. If you plan to attend, please tell them through a form on the Association of Rotary Clubs - UAE website.

Rotary Delegates to Attend Conference On Climate Change COP 28 2023-09-06 04:00:00Z 0

More Than 640 Clubs Earn the Rotaract Giving Certificate

Congratulations to the more than 640 Rotaract clubs that earned the 2022-23 Rotaract Giving Certificate! This award recognizes clubs whose members have contributed a total of at least US$100 to The Rotary Foundation during the year. Each club will receive a certificate signed by 2022-23 Trustee Chair Ian H.S. Riseley. These clubs contributed more than US$242,000 to the Foundation last year, nearly triple the approximately US$87,000 raised in 2021-22. The number of the clubs that achieved the certificate also reached a new high, more than double the 313 that earned it in the previous year. Since 2019-20, Rotaractors have contributed more than US$438,500 through the certificate program to our Foundation, which supports the life-changing work of members around the world.

Download the list of clubs that achieved the certificate in 2022-23.

More Than 640 Clubs Earn the Rotaract Giving Certificate 2023-09-06 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation Walk - Oct 15, 2023 - YOU ARE INVITED  - PLEASE REGISTER TODAY

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Welcome to the annual Rotary District 7070 Foundation Walk. Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy a great walk, fellowship with new and old friends and to raise money for the Rotary Foundation. The Walk will happen rain or shine. On October 15, 2023 from 10AM to 2 PM at The Milne Dam Conservation Park,  8251 McCowan Road, Markham, ON. A lunch will be served. Please register today and start collecting pledges from your friends  and Rotarians.

Use these forms to help make that donation:

Donate Directly to The Rotary Foundation (Here)

Non Rotarian Donor Form (Here)

Multiple Rotarian Donor Form (Here)

Rotarian Donor Form (Here)

 

Please Read more to see this year's Poster.....

Rotary Foundation Walk - Oct 15, 2023 - YOU ARE INVITED - PLEASE REGISTER TODAY 2023-08-31 04:00:00Z 0

Speakers' Corner - Looking For A Place to Find Speakers?   Got a good Speaker you have recently heard?  - All We Need is Your Input

Posted by David Andrews, District 7070 Public Image Chair

Looking For A Place to Find Speakers?   Got a good Speaker you have recently heard?  Well, you've come to the right place!

We want this to be a great resource for speakers for your club. The speakers listed have been all recommended by clubs in our District. The list will be updated often, so you may want to "bookmark" this page! Speakers are listed by category as shown on the District 7070 website "Speakers Corner" page under the Our Work Tab.  

Just follow the instructions on the Speakers Corner Page and then contact Rotary District 7070 Public Image Chair Dave Andrews at dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com. with the speakers (and their info on this form) that you wish to add to Speaker's Corner for all of the clubs to enjoy.

OUR GOAL: We would like to see each club in our District recommend at least one speaker that other clubs would just love to hear. Please use the form and send it to Dave TODAY. Let's really build a significant Speaker's Corner.

Note: The Speakers Corner Page is only accessible by Rotarians and Rotaractors with a clubrunner ID and password and not available to the general public . (to respect the privacy to the speakers who have volunteered to speak to other Clubs) 

Speakers' Corner - Looking For A Place to Find Speakers?   Got a good Speaker you have recently heard?  - All We Need is Your Input David Andrews, District 7070 Public Image Chair 2023-08-30 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 End Polio Now Flag PHOTO CONTEST - DEADLINE TO ENTER IS OCTOBER 17

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Back by popular demand for 2023-24 is the Rotary District 7070 End Polio Now Flag Photo Contest. We want all District 7070 Rotary and Rotaract Clubs to send a maximum of 5 fun, interesting and unique photos from their respective clubs of End Polio Now flag in their community. Randy Nickerson (third place winner of the Rotary International Photo Contest in 2020-21) will judge the best photo. The winning club will receive a $100 donation to The Rotary Foundation Polio Fund in the club’s name. The winning club will receive a plaque as winners of the 2023 End Polio Now Photo Contest. The cheque and the plaque will be presenetd by District Governor John Burns on October 19 LIVE during the Rotary District 7070 World Polio Day LIVE from the Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario. Deadline for photo submission is Tuesday Oct 17 at 3 pm to Randy Nickerson at randy@streetphotos.ca

District 7070 End Polio Now Flag PHOTO CONTEST - DEADLINE TO ENTER IS OCTOBER 17 2023-08-30 04:00:00Z 0

Help Needed for Those Evacuated from the Fires in Yellowknife 

Posted by Brett Collingwood, District Governor of District 5370

District 7070 Governor John Burns has received requests from a few District Governors in Canada regarding the evacuation of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories due to the wildfires. For those of you who may not know, we have two clubs in Yellowknife and a club in Hay River, who have all been evacuated. 

From District 5370 Governor Brett Collingwood: Here in Edmonton we are working with the city of Edmonton in offering supplies and/or volunteer support where needed for the evacuation centres. Here is a message that I circulated to all of the members in District 5370 indicating where they may provide financial relief support to the Northwest Territories.  Clubs and Rotarians in District 7070 may wish to help out..... Please Read more.....

Help Needed for Those Evacuated from the Fires in Yellowknife Brett Collingwood, District Governor of District 5370 2023-08-30 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Woodbridge Presents the Humber River Festival Frog Race on Sept 17 - YOU AE INVITED

The Rotary Club of Woodbridge invites you to the Humber River Festival and their Frog Race fundraiser. Join the Rotary Club of Woodbridge on September 17 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm for a fun-filled day showcasing arts, crafts and food vendors, at the Woodbridge Memorial Arena. You can purchase a frog for the race fundraiser too. Net proceeds will be supporting the Woman and Child Program at the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital. Tickets cost $5 and there are 3 prizes allocated to the first three frogs that will the race. The ticket can be purchase thru Eventbrite 

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/humber-river-festival-tickets-703329335977?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete .

The will be 1000 tickets / 1000 frogs sold for the race in the Humber River /$1000 total prizes. There will be a lot of children activities, food vendors and our annual Frog Race. Location: 5020 Hwy 7 Pool and Memorial Arena in Woodbridge and Nort Johnson Park. Please Read more.....

Rotary Club of Woodbridge Presents the Humber River Festival Frog Race on Sept 17 - YOU AE INVITED 2023-08-30 04:00:00Z 0

Join North American Rotarians to Help Save the Monarch Butterfly - At the Ajax Rotary Club Sept 21 Meeting  - YOU ARE INVITED

The Rotary Club of Ajax is joining Rotary Clubs in Canada, the US, and Mexico in a project that will promote the monarch butterfly and raise funds to help protect the wintering grounds of the monarch in Mexico.  YOU are invited to join Rotarians in District 7070 for lunch to be held at noon on Sept. 21, 2023 in the Rotary Room of the Ajax Public Library, 55 Harwood Avenue South,Ajax, Ontario. The program will include a short presentation on the monarch butterfly and the importance of protecting and restoring its habitat, and Rotary’s efforts to that end.

The lunch will cost $20, and we will need to advise the caterer as to numbers, so please let us know by the end of the day on Monday, Sept. 18 if you plan to attend. Please email Stephan Barg if you are planning to be there:  srbarg@hotmail.ca  Please Read more for some of the details.....

Join North American Rotarians to Help Save the Monarch Butterfly - At the Ajax Rotary Club Sept 21 Meeting - YOU ARE INVITED 2023-08-30 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Uxbridge Tackles An Invasive Species - Common Buckthorns - YOU CAN HELP

Posted by Michale Banh, Past President RC Uxbridge

The common buckthorn is an incredibly aggressive plant that outcompetes other native species and threatens biodiversity all across North America (and certainly across our District!). The Uxbridge Rotary Club has received a microgrant from the Invasive Species Centre to tackle the spread of common buckthorns in the Uxbridge Trails. We're leading a couple of teams into our beloved trail systems to mechanically remove these trees with specialized tools, called Puller Bears, that were purchased through the grant. You can help.....

Rotary Club of Uxbridge Tackles An Invasive Species - Common Buckthorns - YOU CAN HELP Michale Banh, Past President RC Uxbridge 2023-08-30 04:00:00Z 0

REGISTER NOW FOR THE NOVEMBER 18, 2023 - Rotary Foundation Grants Seminar

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair
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On Saturday, November 18, 2023, the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee will hold a Grants Management Seminar about the Rotary Foundation and its grants program. The seminar will be held at the Oshawa and District Shrine Hall, 1626 Simcoe St. N, Oshawa.

Please register TODAY: https://rotary7070.org/event/rotary-foundation-workshop/

Members of Rotary and Rotaract Clubs who attend the full program will meet the qualification requirements for both the current Rotary year and the 2024-25 year. The alternative will be completing the modules and quizzes found on the District’s website.  Clubs must also submit Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) to the District for each year......

REGISTER NOW FOR THE NOVEMBER 18, 2023 - Rotary Foundation Grants Seminar Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair 2023-08-28 04:00:00Z 0
Here is the Weekly Update on Polio Eradication from Rotary & GPEI - Global Polio Eradication Initiative 2023-08-16 04:00:00Z 0

Here is Our Rotary District 7070 Learning Action Plan for 2023-24

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 2023-24 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 John Burns 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 2023-24 Iosif Ciosa, Past District Governor and District 7070 Learning Chair 2023-08-16 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's September 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 September 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 September 2023 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Current Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2023-08-16 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in Fall of 2023-24!  - PART ONE Starts Sept 13 - REGISTER TODAY

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute
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For the fall of 2023-24, we are staying with our Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) programming in the virtual format.  Although we all appreciate that videoconference will never replace the personal connection that we get from meeting face-to-face, RLI is a very successful program with overwhelming response and enthusiasm from Rotarians across the District. Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. 

Click here to register for Part 1: Session 1 on  Wed Sept 13, Session 2 on Wed Sept 20, Session 3 on Wed Sept 27

Click here to register for Part 2: Session 1 on  Wed Oct 11, Session 2 on Wed Oct 18,  Session 3 on Wed Oct 25

Click here to register for Part 3: Session 1 on  Wed Nov 8, Session 2 on Wed Nov 15, Session 3 on Wed Nov 22

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in Fall of 2023-24! - PART ONE Starts Sept 13 - REGISTER TODAY Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2023-08-16 04:00:00Z 0

Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group - Awards Available - Enter TODAY !!!

Posted by Joan Littleford, RC Whitby & BELRAG Secretary
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During September each year, BELRAG (the basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group) offers global education awards to Rotary and Rotaract Clubs and the program is managed by District 7070's Joan Littleford (Rotary Cub of Whitby, and Secretary of BELRAG).  BELRAG is  always looking for clubs who have successfully managed a fairly simple but effective project or a complex project that has education as its main focus.  BELRAG offers three $500 US awards to Rotary Clubs and one $500 award to a Rotaract Club and the project is highlighted in the BELRAG newsletter. Please read more to see how the contest works.....

Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group - Awards Available - Enter TODAY !!! Joan Littleford, RC Whitby & BELRAG Secretary 2023-08-16 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 (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.

In her June 2023 Newsletter, Ally provides an update on how Rotararact  and Shelterbox are working in Turkiye. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News  Ally Buck, Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada 2023-08-16 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 .....

 

In Memory of our Rotarians  2023-08-16 04:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE SEPTEMBER 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 announce to everyone in the District? (Please note that we would love to see your "accomplishments", not "fundraisers" and not "cheque presentations"). 

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

NEWSLETTERS:

TO VIEW THE REST OF THE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........
 
WELCOME TO THE SEPTEMBER 2023 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2023-08-08 04:00:00Z 0

The September 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" September 2023 video from Drew Kessler, our Rotary International Director, (available on September 1, 2023), in the September 2023 District 7070 Newsletter version that will be published on our District website and on the Rotary Zone 28 and 32 website . ....... Please Read more...

The September 2023 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32 2023-08-08 04:00:00Z 0

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's September 2023 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 September 2023 Newsletter, Barry asks all of us to create our Rotary moment, when we realize that being part of Rotary means more than just showing up for a meeting, when we discover taht we are part of something that changes the lives of others as it changes ours. Barry syas that the beauty of Rotary, especially with The Rotary Foundation, is that we can create these Rotary moments anytime. He asks us to reach out to others in Rotary and discuss our work. Barry says, "If you haven’t discovered your Rotary moment yet, keep searching. Serving Rotary through our Foundation is a great place to find it, and it will change your life"..........

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's September 2023 Newsletter Barry Rassin, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2023-24 2023-08-08 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Gordon McInally's September 2023 Message

Posted by Gordon McInally, Rotary International President 2023-24
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In President Gordon McInally's  September 2023 Message, he reminds us that Sept 21 is the International Day of Peace and urges us to aggressively wage peace through our projects. He says that any work toward building peace needs to be brave and bold and gives us examples from Pakistan Rotarians. He asks us to try virtual international exchanges that build on our current programs and make them more accessible and that these online chats have the potential to inspire new connections and more respect between societies...............

Rotary International President Gordon McInally's September 2023 Message Gordon McInally, Rotary International President 2023-24 2023-08-08 04:00:00Z 0

September Is Basic Education and Literacy Month

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What is your Rotary Club doing to support this important Rotary Foundation Area of Focus?

Basic education and literacy is one of The Rotary Foundation’s seven areas of focus. We know that basic education and literacy are essential for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development, and promoting peace. ......

September Is Basic Education and Literacy Month 2023-08-08 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor John Burns' September 2023 Newsletter

Posted by John Burns, District 7070 Governor , 2023-24
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In his September 2023 Newsletter, District 7070 Governor John Burns, Agent 7070,  urges us to tune in and register for the World Suicide Prevention Day broadcast on Sept 9; to develop or join a project focusing on basic education and literacy during September;  to enter our goals in Rotsray Club Central for our donations to polio as we get nearer to World Polio Day; to register today for the Nov 18 Rotary Foundation Grants Seminar ;  to make a donation to help those affected by the forest fires in western Canada through District 5040; and to register for the October 20-22 District 7070 Conference............

District Governor John Burns' September 2023 Newsletter John Burns, District 7070 Governor , 2023-24 2023-08-08 04:00:00Z 0
Mário César Martins de Camargo of Brazil selected to be 2025-26 Rotary International President 2023-08-08 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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District 7070 Highlights The EarlyAct Club of Murray Centennial Public School in Qunite West

Posted by Jeremy Taft, President, Rotary Club of Trenton
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Congratulations to many years of trememndous service to the community by the EarlyAct Club of Murray Centennial Public School in Qunite West and congratulations to the Rotary Club of Trenton for their outstanding sponsorship. EarlyAct is a school based service club for students from ages 5 to 13. It is sponsored by a local Rotary Club in the area in which the school is located.  The mission and operation of EarlyAct are closely linked to the ideals of Rotary and provide the foundation and natural succession into Interact. EarlyAct provides young students the opportunity for gaining an increased awareness and knowledge of their community and the world.  At a young age, all students can easily be encouraged to be caring and helpful.  Their minds are open to recognize the dignity and worth of each individual which builds respect for others. 
EarlyAct also engages students in character-building activities and prepares them for leadership roles to identify and carry out projects which benefit their school, local and global communities.

Here is a story by Jeremy Taft, President of the Rotary Club of Trenton that highlights the tremendous efforts of the EarlyAct Club........ 

District 7070 Highlights The EarlyAct Club of Murray Centennial Public School in Qunite West Jeremy Taft, President, Rotary Club of Trenton 2023-07-30 04:00:00Z 0

Have You Checked Your Club's Health ?

THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU NOW .....

Just as routine doctor visits help people identify health risks before they become serious, Rotary’s club health check can diagnose problem areas and prescribe remedies. Club leaders will find a checklist to assess their club’s well-being in the areas of club experience, service and social events, members, image, and business and operations, along with an array of resources to treat any problem areas. Regularly consulting those resources can help maintain your club’s health and preserve its value for club members and the community. A few examples follow, but review the entire document through the website listed below to ensure you’re taking full advantage of these valuable tools.

Assess your club’s well-being at on.rotary.org/club-health-check.   Please Read more.....

Have You Checked Your Club's Health ? 2023-07-29 04:00:00Z 0
District 7070 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee - Invites YOU to Join Shauna Moore, Chair, District 7070 DEI Committee 2023-07-26 04:00:00Z 0

Shifting Service Projects from Rotary Club Central to Rotary Showcase

From Victoria Ruger, Club and District Management Product Manager and Chonticha Yurai, Grants and Service Product Manager

You all know the benefits of using Rotary Club Central, which is designed to be the place where you set our goals and track your progress.

Rotary Showcase, however, is the best place for you to plan your service projects, share the outcomes, and show the impact in ways that can attract more partners or inspire other clubs.In the coming months, both online tools will be updated. This includes phasing out the Service Activities section in Rotary Club Central — a change that will simplify how you track projects and allow you to focus your efforts in one place.......

Shifting Service Projects from Rotary Club Central to Rotary Showcase 2023-07-25 04:00:00Z 0

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 2023-07-24 04:00:00Z 0

Learning 2023-24 Description Form

Posted by Iosif Ciosa, Chair District 7070 Learning Committee

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

Learning 2023/2024 Description Form

Here is the 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 2023-24 Description Form Iosif Ciosa, Chair District 7070 Learning Committee 2023-07-24 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome to Rotary District 7070 Training and Learning for 2023-24

Posted by Iosif Ciosa, Past District Governor and District 7070 Training and Learning Chair
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Welcome to your Rotary District 7070 Training & Learning in the 2023-24 Rotary year. The District 7070 Training/Learning committee is bringing all training/learning sessions under one umbrella.

  • The traning/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 training 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 training/learning session in the upcoming month

  • District Governor John Burns will also add any training / leraning sessions to his weekly message. 

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

Welcome to Rotary District 7070 Training and Learning for 2023-24 Iosif Ciosa, Past District Governor and District 7070 Training and Learning Chair 2023-07-24 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 .....

 

In Memory of our Rotarians  2023-07-15 04:00:00Z 0

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

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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In his August 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 August 2023 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2023-07-15 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 (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.

In her June 2023 Newsletter, Ally provides an update on how Rotararact  and Shelterbox are working in Turkiye. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News  Ally Buck, Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada 2023-07-15 04:00:00Z 0

Celebrate Community Week  -Sept 11-17, 2023

During September 11 - 17, 2023, Rotary and Rotaract clubs worldwide are collaborating with local Kiwanis, Lions, and Optimist clubs on service projects that address health and wellness, food insecurity and hunger, education and literacy, and the environment. When we work together, there’s no limit to the positive impact we can create in our communities — so start planning today!

Contact the Service and Engagement team for help developing projects or connecting with the other organizations’ clubs, or for questions related to Celebrate Community week.

Celebrate Community Week -Sept 11-17, 2023 2023-07-13 04:00:00Z 0

The August 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" August 2023 video from Drew Kessler, our Rotary International Director, (available on August 1, 2023), in the August 2023 District 7070 Newsletter version that will be published on our District website and on the Rotary Zone 28 and 32 website . ....... Please Read more...

The August 2023 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32 2023-07-04 04:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE AUGUST 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 announce to everyone in the District? (Please note that we would love to see your "accomplishments", not "fundraisers" and not "cheque presentations"). 

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

NEWSLETTERS:

TO VIEW THE REST OF THE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........
 
WELCOME TO THE AUGUST 2023 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2023-07-04 04:00:00Z 0

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's August 2023 Newsletter

Posted by Barry Rassin, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2022-23
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In the Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation (and Rotary International Past President)  Barry Rassin's August 2023 Newsletter, Barry asks all of us the think big about the Rotary Foundation. He says that to reach our goals and make the impact we know we can make, we must think outside the box and embrace innovation. We must make bold plans to expand our reach today, tomorrow, and in the future. He asks us to take part in a Rotary District or Global grant,  to explore Rotary Showcaae, to think about polio fundraising and planning for World Polio Day , to explore Programs of Scale , and to leave a legacy through the Endowment Program  ......

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's August 2023 Newsletter Barry Rassin, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2022-23 2023-07-04 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Gordon McInally's August 2023 Message

Posted by Gordon McInally, Rotary International President 2023-24
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In President Gordon McInally's  August 2023 Message, he reminds us that at the 2023 Rotary International Convention in Melbourne, he asked all Rotary members to become champions in our effort to illuminate mental health needs near and far. This includes helping one another feel more supported, advocating for mental health services, and building bridges with experts in the field to expand access to treatment. He adds that it is an important task and a big ask. But it’s also something that should feel familiar to every Rotary member — because everything we do is in the spirit of caring, giving, friendship, and compassion, and has been from the beginning of our organization. He says that what makes Rotary powerful isn’t just what we do for the communities we serve. We also support and empower each other, by creating a safe space for our members to bring their whole, authentic selves. We show each other comfort and care. He encourages all of us to work together to erase the stigma associated with emotional well-being, raise awareness of mental health needs, and improve access to preventive and interventional mental health services..........

Rotary International President Gordon McInally's August 2023 Message Gordon McInally, Rotary International President 2023-24 2023-07-04 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor John Burns' August 2023 Newsletter

Posted by John Burns, District 7070 Governor , 2023-24
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In his August 2023 Newsletter, District 7070 Governor John Burns urges all of us to find ways for focus attracting and keeping memebrs in our club since August is Membership Month. He asks us to consider becoming a member of the District 7070 DEI Committee and John asks us to enter our club goals into Rotary Club Central as soon as possible. He announced that Past District Governor Iosif Ciosa is chair of the District Training / Learning Committee and he is planning many training activies for all of us in 2023-24. John reminds us all to register TODAY for the Rotary District Conference  (Oct 20, 21 and 22). John is also busy with all of his club visits and has added some photos of recent ones ............

District Governor John Burns' August 2023 Newsletter John Burns, District 7070 Governor , 2023-24 2023-07-04 04:00:00Z 0

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's July 2023 Newsletter

Posted by Barry Rassin, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2022-23
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In the Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation (and Rotary International Past President)  Barry Rassin's July 2023 Newsletter, Barry says that in the last five years, The Rotary Foundation has helped 100 million beneficiaries, but the need is great.This year, the Rotary Foundation Trustees have set an ambitious goal for giving of $500 million in grants. To make this happen, he says that we need all of us — each and every Rotarian and Rotaractor.Barry says that we can all give something. That’s why he is asking each of us to set a goal to give what we can to The Rotary Foundation this year. He says that we are part of an audacious organization, one that dreams big and makes our dreams a reality. He is urging us to think bigger and differently this year, so we can meet our goal for those whose lives we will soon touch. ......

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Barry Rassin's July 2023 Newsletter Barry Rassin, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2022-23 2023-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
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Your Donations Are Meeting The Needs in Ukraine

The Rotary Foundation so far has awarded more than 375 disaster response grants, totaling more than US$17.3 million, to help those affected by the war in Ukraine. Your generous donations have made it possible to provide refugees with food, water, and clothes. Grants have kept electricity flowing to hospitals, allowed wounded civilians to receive care, and found shelters for displaced families. But the need is still great. More than 45 grant requests are on hold waiting for additional funds to become available through the Ukraine Response Fund. Please consider making a donation today and read how Rotary members have been weaving a global web of giving in Ukraine since the war began.

Your Donations Are Meeting The Needs in Ukraine 2023-06-30 04:00:00Z 0

In Memory of our Rotarians - July  2023

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 - July  2023 2023-06-30 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary District 7070 At The Toronto Pride Parade  - June 25, 2023 - Another  Success - See the photos

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Members of the Rotary family (and their friends and family!) marched in a spirit of celebration and inclusion in the Pride Toronto Parade on Sunday, June 25, 2023!  Fabulous t-shirts were worn by both marchers and observers.  Lots of photos on our Rotary  District 7070 Facebook Page. Thank you to Mark Wafer, Ron and Karen Dick , and Joe Solway from Bowmanville Rotary Club and others for the fantastic photos. Thank you to Mary Lou Harrison, 2018-19 District Governor & Member of the Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise for organizing another Rotary March in the Toronto Pride Parade seen by as many as 2.4 million people

Please Read more .......

Rotary District 7070 At The Toronto Pride Parade - June 25, 2023 - Another Success - See the photos 2023-06-30 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 (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.

In her June 2023 Newsletter, Ally provides an update on how Rotararact  and Shelterbox are working in Turkiye. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News  Ally Buck, Rotary and Community Fundraising Coordinator with ShelterBox Canada 2023-06-30 04:00:00Z 0

REGISTER NOW - October 19 for World Polio Day LIVE Broadcast from the Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario CANADA

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YOU ARE INVITED..... We are working on the final details for  OCTOBER 19, 2023 - 06:00 pm to 8:30 pm - when the 11 Durham Region Rotary Clubs (plus the Rotary Club of Port Hope) invite YOU to join us LIVE IN-PERSON OR LIVE ON-LINE in the Rotary Global Classroom in the Centre for Collaborative Education at Durham College where we will celebrate World Polio Day with leaders from around the world, hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood, and Durham College. 

YOU CAN JOIN US LIVE IN PERSON STARTING AT 5:45 PM - ONLY 100 SEATS AVAILABLE:  REGISTRATION NOW OPEN : Cash bar and a light lunch will be served. Cost (by cash or by cheque) has been reduced to $ 35.00 per person, AND a portion - $ 10.00 - will be donated to The Rotary Foundation's Polio Plus Fund and will be credited to your next Paul Harris Fellow. Spouses, guests and prospective members are invited. REGISTER TODAY. 

OR

YOU CAN JOIN US ON LINE STARTING AT 7:00 PM - NO NEED TO REGISTER :  Here is the link:  https://durhamcollege.ca/globalclass/class/world-polio-day-2023-updating-rotarys-efforts-to-eradicate-polio-worldwide/...

REGISTER NOW - October 19 for World Polio Day LIVE Broadcast from the Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario CANADA 2023-06-29 04:00:00Z 0

2023-24 Presidential Initiatives

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Here are Rotary International President Gordon McInally's "Presidential Initiatives for 2023-24:

Prioritizing mental health

Talking about mental illness and emotional health may feel uncomfortable, but it’s vital to the well-being of Rotary’s global community. RI President Gordon McInally encourages clubs and districts to work toward creating a space where it’s safe to address these issues to help provide a welcoming and equitable environment for all.

To do that, think about ways that you can:

  • Erase any stigma associated with discussions of emotional well-being

  • Raise awareness of mental health needs

  • Improve access to mental health services                 

Please Read more.....

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Has Your Club Website Been Refreshed ? Here Is Our Program for 2023-24 - It's TIME to Get Your Club Noticed - Prospective Members are Checking You Out - SIGN UP TODAY 

Posted by John Burns, District 7070 Governor
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To Rotarians in District 7070:

It's TIME TO GET YOUR CLUB NOTICED. Prospective members are checking YOU out - What will they see? Don't be left behind.  REGISTER TODAY.

To assist the Rotary Clubs of District 7070 GET NOTICED, at the request of District Governor John Burns, the District Public Relations Committee is continuing the Rotary Club ClubRunner Website Refresh Program and Promotional Half Back Discount.

THIS PROGRAM IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR YOUR CLUB in 2023-24. Thirty-two of our District 7070 Rotary clubs have already completed the refresh program.  These club websites are getting noticed by the public and by their potential members who are checking them out. When a prospective member looks to join a club, they look at YOUR club website. GET YOUR CLUB WEBSITE REFRESHED - REGISTER TODAY. 

Please Read more.......

Has Your Club Website Been Refreshed ? Here Is Our Program for 2023-24 - It's TIME to Get Your Club Noticed - Prospective Members are Checking You Out - SIGN UP TODAY  John Burns, District 7070 Governor 2023-06-27 04:00:00Z 0

Take the Course on  "Promoting Rotary On Social Media" - It's NOW AVAILABLE In The Rotary Learning Centre

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About The Course:   Social media offers a powerful way to promote Rotary and your club to people who are already involved, as well as to partner organizations, possible donors, and prospective members. Learn the basics of using various social media platforms and how to create posts that will connect with people.

https://my.rotary.org/learn?deep-link=https%3A//learn.rotary.org/members/learn/course/internal/view/elearning/1892/promoting-rotary-on-social-media

Other courses you can take: Building Rotary's Public Image; The Rotary brand; Promoting Your Club as People of Action; Our Logo: Representing Rotary; Public Relations and Your Club

Take the Course on "Promoting Rotary On Social Media" - It's NOW AVAILABLE In The Rotary Learning Centre 2023-06-27 04:00:00Z 0

Want to Boost  Your Club's Positive Public Image?  - The Rotary Public Image Committee Is Here to Help - JUST ASK

In the Summer of 2020, we asked Rob MacArthur, our District 7070 Public Image Public Investigator to carry out an investigation on all 55 Rotary clubs with respect to their club's Public Image.  Rob looked at your club's basic web site setup as well as social media channels and the way they were being used. A spreadsheet of the results was made available for our District Leadership Team and Assistant Governors to look at in the Fall of 2020. The Pie Chart included shows a graphical representation of the results.  Where do you "think" your club fits in this chart? What is the Image that the public have, about your club? Here is what Rob found out... Please Read more....

Want to Boost Your Club's Positive Public Image? - The Rotary Public Image Committee Is Here to Help - JUST ASK 2023-06-27 04:00:00Z 0

WASH-RAG Webinar Series - WASH In Healthcare Facilities - # 4 July 11, 2023 - Register TODAY 

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WASH-RAG presents a four-part series to equip WASH-RAG Ambassadors and interested Rotarians with tools to develop and implement WASH in Healthcare Facility (HCF) programs: Webinar #4:  JULY 11, 2023 Sharing Lessons Learned/Case Studies/Resources . To register for # 4 and to get recordings of the first 3 webinars in this series, , see: https://wash-rag.org/page/wash-in-healthcare-facilities

Please contact info@WASH-RAG.org for information and details. REGISTER TODAY:  https://wash-rag.org/page/wash-in-healthcare-facilities
 
WASH-RAG Webinar Series - WASH In Healthcare Facilities - # 4 July 11, 2023 - Register TODAY 2023-06-27 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Donation In Honour of Dr Bob Scott's 90th Birthday

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District Gover Iosif Ciosa noted that this year,  Dr. Bob Scott turned 90 years old.... a highlight of our Rotary year in District 7070.  Together with Past District Governor Bob Bob Wallace, the Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Comittee, announced that in honour of Dr. Bob's 90th birthday, District 7070 is making a donation to the End PolioFund of TheRotary Foundation in the amout of $10,000.00 .

Dr Bob Scott thanked everyone and said that he should turn 90 more often. 

District 7070 Donation In Honour of Dr Bob Scott's 90th Birthday 2023-06-26 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Awards Presented by Past District Governor Ron Dick 2023-06-26 04:00:00Z 0

Dr. Bob Scott Disease Prevention and Treatment Award Presentation

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District Governor Iosif Ciosa and Past District Governor Bob Scott presented the Dr. Bob Scott Diease Prevention and Treatment Award to Dr. Ruth Mathieson (Rotary Club of Belleville). For many years Dr, Ruth travelled to Matangwe in Kenya. Matangwe is an area in Northwest Kenya that consists of 17 villages scattered over a 10 kilometer radius, which serves 20,000 people directly, plus 4 islands in Lake Victoria with a population of 10,000, indirectly. For the past few years advancing age has prevented Ruth from travelling to Matangwe but she has continued to provide support and is currently pulling together a district grant go upgrade the maternity facility. The award was accepted by Assistant Governor Brenda Hellyer.

 

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2022-23 District 7070 Rotary Year End Awards Presentation

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District Governor Iosif Ciosa 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 23, 2023 at the Whitby Marina.  Past District Governor Ron Dick, District Governor Iosif Ciosa, District Governor Elect John Burns, District Governor Nominee Virginia O'Reilly and District Governor Nominee Designate Niecy Dillon-Tyrovolas recognized many Rotarians, Interactors and Rotaractors and their clubs for their outstanding contributions to Rotary during this year.......

2022-23 District 7070 Rotary Year End Awards Presentation 2023-06-26 04:00:00Z 0

Photos of the District 7070 District Governor Changeover and Awards Night 2023

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.....

Photos of the District 7070 District Governor Changeover and Awards Night 2023 2023-06-26 04:00:00Z 0

Bob and Kathy Wallace  - Become Arch Klumph Society Members

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During the awards presentation, District Governor Iosif Ciosa announced the latest addition to the Arch Klumph Society, from right here in District 7070...... Past District Governor Bob and Kathy Wallace. 

The Arch Klumph Society Member is Named after the sixth president of Rotary, the Arch Klumph Society recognizes The Rotary Foundation's highest tier of donors — those who have contributed $250,000 USD or more during their lifetime...... 

Bob and Kathy Wallace - Become Arch Klumph Society Members 2023-06-26 04:00:00Z 0

2022-23 District 7070 Rotary Year End Awards Presentation

Past District Governor Iosif Ciosa 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 23, 2023 at the Whitby Marina. District Governor Nominee Dseignate Niecy Dillan-Tyrovolas recognized many Rotaractors and Interactors and their clubs for their outstanding contributions to Rotary during this year.......

2022-23 District 7070 Rotary Year End Awards Presentation 2023-06-26 04:00:00Z 0

Attention Rotarians and Rotaractors: Come Join Our Public Image Committee - We Welcome Your Help and Expertise

Posted by David Andrews, Chair, District 7070 Public Image Committee
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Our District 7070 Public Image Committee is calling for YOU  (Rotaractors and Rotarians in the District)  to join our District Public Image Committee.  Our scope is to boost Rotary's Public Image and to assist Rotary Clubs in D7070 to do the same.

We are looking for YOU, Rotaractors and Rotarians who have experience in the field of Public Relations, Social Media platforms, and news writing. We want you to use those very special talents to assist clubs and our Committee . Are you that Rotarian?  Are you that Rotaractor? Are you interested ? Please contact Dave Andrews at dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com and we can set up a time to chat about your interests.

Be sure to see the Public Image menu tab on our District Website and check out our District Facebook Page , Twitter account and Instagram account and the District Newsletters too, for some idea of what we do. 

 

Attention Rotarians and Rotaractors: Come Join Our Public Image Committee - We Welcome Your Help and Expertise David Andrews, Chair, District 7070 Publ