Tuesday Talks - May 10 - Honouring Indigenous Peoples - Now Available on District 7070 You Tube Channel

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It was another outstanding  May 10, 2020  Tuesday Talks as we introduced you to a new and unique exhibition of Indigenous history and culture in Muskoka; Misko-Aki; Confluence of Cultures.  When completed, in the summer of 2023, visitors will be able to experience the 13,000 year history of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe, Metis and Mohawk people as the exhibition, in Gravenhurst,  will take them on a canoe trip through the culture, history and geography of our region.  Your Rotary club can engage in this exciting new approach. We heard from Tim Johnson, Project Director; Gary Getson, Board Chair;  Rick McGraw, Director & Chair Revitalization Project; and Bill Empey, District 7070 Coordinator for Honouring Indigenous Peoples. This was a "not to miss" presentation. But if you did, it is on the District 7070 You Tube Channel https://youtu.be/LnHluExQi7s . Thank you to Past District Governor Beth Selby for another fantastic year of Tuesday Talks. ..Please Read more.......

Tuesday Talks - May 10 - Honouring Indigenous Peoples - Now Available on District 7070 You Tube Channel 2022-05-10 04:00:00Z 0

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

Posted by John Germ, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2021-22
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In his May 2022 message to Rotarians, from John Germ, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation , said, "As an engineer, I have been proud to see my blueprints transformed into great structures and facilities. But perhaps I am even prouder of how together in Rotary we have engineered a better world — measurably, step by step, project by project. In Rotary, we can all be engineers of hope, building a better future for the next generation" as he talked about our many projects of The Rotary Foundation such as PolioPlus and helping to end malaria in Malawi. 

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation John Germ's May 2022 Newsletter John Germ, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2021-22 2022-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's May 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Shekhar Mehta, Rotary International President 2021-22
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In Shekhar Mehta's  May 2022 Newsletter, he talks about the success of Each One Bring One; the Rotary International Convention in Houston; his final Presidential conference in June ( focusing on Peace) ; the tremendous difference Rotary is making in Ukraine; and concludes with the fact that Rotary will always be on the side of the peaceful resolution of conflict and providing aid and comfort to people in need.......

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's May 2022 Newsletter Shekhar Mehta, Rotary International President 2021-22 2022-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

May is Youth Services Month

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

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WELCOME TO THE MAY 2022 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. 

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH

NEWSLETTERS:

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:

TO VIEW THE WHOLE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........
 
WELCOME TO THE MAY 2022 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2022-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

Empowering Girls District Champions

Posted by Zone 28 Assistant Ambassador Tamara Larson
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What does it mean when we talk about Empowering Girls? Why is it so important to Leave No Girl Behind?  This Rotary year, President Shekar took the important first step in creating an Empowering Girls Presidential Initiative to open the door to this very important conversation. Rotarians across our Zones stepped up to the plate to work with clubs and Rotary members of all ages to share, work together, and support clubs and Districts to Empower Girls.  Not only were new initiatives started, we started to look at our existing projects and community partners as to how we can support women and girls, not only from an international perspective, but in our own back yards.....

Empowering Girls District Champions Zone 28 Assistant Ambassador Tamara Larson 2022-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

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

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

Call for Nominations for Donald MacRae Peace Award - May 31, 2022 Deadline Past District Governor Dan Doherty, Zone 28 2022-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Ron Dick's May 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22
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In his May 2022 Newsletter, District Governor Ron Dick reminds us that May is Youth Services Month and highlights some of the many programs our Rotary District 7070 Clubs offer to our youth: Rotary Youth Exchange is back in District 7070; Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium;  and Youth -to-Youth Engagement from Rotary Honouring Indigenous Peoples. He encourages everyone to register today for the Rotary District Conference May 13-15, just 2 weeks away.........

District Governor Ron Dick's May 2022 Newsletter Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22 2022-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  May 2022 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 May 2022 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to set and meet their club and personal goals and make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, before the end of the Rotary year, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund and to the PolioPlus Fund, to the Disaster Response Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. .......

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  May 2022 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2022-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

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

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor
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To Rotarians in District 7070:

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

DO MORE TOGETHER; USE CLEAR AND CONSISTENT MESSAGING; BUILD AWARENESS OF AND PRIDE IN THE ROTARY BRAND; AND HELP CLUBS TAKE MEANINGFUL ACTION

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

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Your Club's Website Refresh Program - Spots Are Still Open for the year and NEXT for the Half-Back Rebate Incentive Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor 2022-05-01 04:00:00Z 0
News from the  WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) Rotary Action Group 2022-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

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

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

Rotary International Vice-President & Director Valarie Wafer's May 2022 Newsletter Valrie Wafer, Vice-President & Director , Rotary International 2022-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

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

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

Second Annual Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup 2022 - Another District 7070 Success 2022-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

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

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair
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Currently (as ofApril 27), only six Clubs are qualified to participate in the Rotary Foundation’s Grants program for the 2022-23 Rotary year.  Alliston, Newmarket, North Scarborough, Toronto, Whitby Sunrise and Woodbridge have had at least 2 members take the three quizzes and submitted the MOU.  Another four Clubs, Bowmanville, Markham Unionville, Toronto Eglinton and Toronto West, have met the two member requirement, but have not submitted the MOU yet.. BE SURE TO QUALIFY BEFORE MAY31, 2022....... (PLEASE READ MORE).......

The Rotary Foundation District and Global Grant Qualification Modules & Quizzes On District Website for Rotary and Rotaract Clubs - BE SURE TO QUALIFY TODAY FOR 2022-23 Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair 2022-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

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

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair
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Currently (as ofApril 27), only six Clubs are qualified to participate in the Rotary Foundation’s Grants program for the 2022-23 Rotary year.  Alliston, Newmarket, North Scarborough, Toronto, Whitby Sunrise and Woodbridge have had at least 2 members take the three quizzes and submitted the MOU.  Another four Clubs, Bowmanville, Markham Unionville, Toronto Eglinton and Toronto West, have met the two member requirement, but have not submitted the MOU yet.. BE SURE TO QUALIFY BEFORE MAY31, 2022....... (PLEASE READ MORE).......

The Rotary Foundation District and Global Grant Qualification Modules & Quizzes On District Website for Rotary and Rotaract Clubs - BE SURE TO QUALIFY TODAY FOR 2022-23 - DEADLINE IS MAY 31, 2022 Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair 2022-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Softball Tournament - Cancelled for 2022 

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

Mark Blackmore

Secretary

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

call/text 905 626 8742

"Try...  Learn...  Grow...  Repeat."

District 7070 Softball Tournament - Cancelled for 2022 Mark Blackmore, Secretary, Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. 2022-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

News from Honouring Indigenous People

Posted by John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People

Here is the latest Honouring Indigenous People Rotary News and Events, projects, blogs, photos, films, and resources. There are many major initiatives and resources available to you and your Rotary club, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your Club can help.  Our District 7070 Action Committee's Areas of Focus Coordinator is John Currie from the Pickering Rotary Club. John is also the  Executive Director of H I P and Past President of the Rotary Club of Pickering. He can be reached at john.currie@pickeringrotary.ca .   If you have a good news story, please send it to John. Here are some highlights .........

News from Honouring Indigenous People John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People 2022-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News for May 2022

Posted by Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

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

Shelterbox Canada News for May 2022 Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2022-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

In Memory of our Rotarians - May 2022

It is always with great sadness when we loose members of our District 7070 Rotary family. Everyone in District 7070 wants to expresses their deepest sympathies to our extended Rotary family. Please send your notices to Newsletter Editor Dave Andrews at dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com .....

 

In Memory of our Rotarians - May 2022 2022-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

New diversity, equity, and inclusion courses

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

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

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

Posted by Marie Visser, Past President , Rotary Club of Courtice
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To The District 7070 Rotary family:

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

Rotary Club of Courtice - 20th Anniversary - April 22 - A Spectacular Event Marie Visser, Past President , Rotary Club of Courtice 2022-04-28 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Responds to the Crisis in Ukraine

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

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

How we are taking action.....

Rotary Responds to the Crisis in Ukraine 2022-04-28 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zoomed Again in 2021-22! - Thank you for your Participation

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute
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In 2020-21 and again in 2021-22, we are stayed with our Rotary Leadership Institute programming in the virtual format as a result of the pandemic. Although we all appreciate that videoconference will never replace the personal connection that we get from meeting face-to-face, we still had a very successful program with overwhelming response and enthusiasm from Rotarians across the District. Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service benefitted from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. Stay tuned for more information as we look forward to presenting Rotary Leadership Institute 2022-23 staring in the fall of 2022. .....
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zoomed Again in 2021-22! - Thank you for your Participation Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2022-04-27 04:00:00Z 0

Help Us Provide Polio Immunizations

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

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Tuesday Talks - May 10 - Honouring Indigenous Peoples - Register TODAY

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Please REGISTER TODAY and join us for our May 10, 2020  Tuesday Talks  as we introduce you to a new and unique exhibition of Indigenous history and culture in Muskoka; Misko-Aki; Confluence of Cultures.  Visitors will experience the 10,000 year history of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe, Metis and Mohawk people as the exhibition takes them on a canoe trip through the culture, history and geography of our region.  Learn how you and your Rotary club can engage in this exciting new approach. We will hear from Tim Johnson, Project Director; Gary Getson, Board Chair;  Rick McGraw, Director & Chair Revitalization Project; and Bill Empey, District 7070 Coordinator for Honouring Indigenous Peoples. This is a "not to miss" presentation....Please Read more.......

Tuesday Talks - May 10 - Honouring Indigenous Peoples - Register TODAY 2022-04-27 04:00:00Z 0

Understanding The Role of Gender in Polio Eradication

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

Understanding The Role of Gender in Polio Eradication 2022-04-27 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Statement on the War Against Ukraine

Posted on Apr 26, 2022
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Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation stand with the United Nations General Assembly in expressing grave concern at “the ongoing human rights and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, in particular at the reports of violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law by the Russian Federation.”

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

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

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

Rotary International Board of Directors

Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees

 

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Annual People of WASH Photo Contest - Deadline is June 18, 2022 2022-04-25 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Changeover Training on Clubrunner- Starts May 5

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

Rotary Changeover Training on Clubrunner- Starts May 5 2022-04-23 04:00:00Z 0

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

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

2022 Council on Legislation elevates equity and inclusion, approves dues increase 2022-04-23 04:00:00Z 0
Interested in helping our district youth? Want to make lifelong friendships? Here's How... 2022-04-23 04:00:00Z 0

Can Am Curling 2023 - Save The Date

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

Can Am Curling 2023 - Save The Date Chas Daly 2022-04-21 04:00:00Z 0

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

Posted by Virginia O'Reilly, Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee
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Are you a new Rotary or Rotaract member in the last two years? Perhaps you an older member who would like to learn even more about Rotary.

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ROTARY???     DID YOU MISS THE APRIL 7 MEETING? 

On Thursday April 7, 2022  the Rotary District 7070 Membership Committee is hosted their  fourth New Member Zoom get-together. There is always lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often there is not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it. We shared more Rotary basics and not-so-basics on the Zoom call. The recorded session will be of particular interest to members who have joined Rotary in the past two years. For more information, go to the Rotary District 7070 You Tube Channel and have a look. https://youtu.be/Pz3zJk2JK60  Please Read more.....

The APR 7, 2022 - New Members Zoom Get-Together - NOW Available on the Rotary District You Tube Channel Virginia O'Reilly, Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2022-04-14 04:00:00Z 0

Ukranian Crisis - Shelterbox Canada Update from Moldova

Posted by Stephanie Christensen, Executive Director, ShelterBox Canada
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Dear Rotarians in District  7070,

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

Ukranian Crisis - Shelterbox Canada Update from Moldova Stephanie Christensen, Executive Director, ShelterBox Canada 2022-04-14 04:00:00Z 0

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

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If you missed the Live presentation, please join our speakers Janice MacDonald - Acting Staff Sergeant of Operationsand Danielle McKeen -  Detective Constable, both from the Cobourg Police Service,  for this very informative Tuesday Talks on Human Trafficking. They provided a working definition of Human Trafficking, and showed us Signs to look for, the "red flags" , including the basic stages of grooming and they highlighted common risk factors for victims.  They discussed statistics both on a Provincial level as well as from a local perspective, the Criminal Code offences related to Human Trafficking and they touched upon why there is a failure for victims to come forward and additionally some of the limitations from a policing perspective when it comes to bringing these matters before the court.   To see the video, be sure to go to the Rotary District 7070 You Tube Channel.  https://youtu.be/Us1hQjZzppo   Please Read more.....

Tuesday Talks - April 12, 2022 - Human Trafficking  - REPLAY NOW AVAILABLE 2022-04-14 04:00:00Z 0

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

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

Your Rotary Pride 2022 Committee,

Karen Somerville,  Rotary Club of Toronto East

Jeff Dobson, President of the Rotary Club of Toronto 

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

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District Governor Ron Dick's April 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22
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In his April 2022 Newsletter, District Governor Ron Dick reminds us that Rotary's theme for April 2022 is  Maternal and Child Health. Ron has also announced even more news about the speakers, events and activities for the May 13-15 District 7070 Conference and urges everyone to register as soon as possible. He also asks us all to commit to a service in your community with Rotarians , and your friends as we all participate in the second annual Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Program on April 23........

District Governor Ron Dick's April 2022 Newsletter Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22 2022-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Tips on Placing Your New Stories

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

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

Posted by John Germ, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2021-22
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The  April 2022 message to Rotarians, from John Germ, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation talks about the many Rotary moments he has had over the years and how they showed him Rotary’s tangible power of turning our dreams of a better world into reality, and in April, focusing on Rotary members from Austria, Germany, Nigeria, and Switzerland are realizing their dream to help mothers and children in Nigeria. He added that because of Rotarians' engagement, the past decade, the amount of money the Foundation has awarded for global grants has grown by more than 100 percent. He said we need more clubs and individuals to give to the Annual Fund to help keep our district and global grant programs thriving. He said, "Remember: It’s not about the money, but about what our money can do. Imagine the Rotary dreams we could make real if every member and every club got together and made a gift to our Foundation today"..............

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation John Germ's April 2022 Newsletter John Germ, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2021-22 2022-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's April 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Shekhar Mehta, Rotary International President 2021-22
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In Shekhar Mehta's April 2022 Newsletter, our Rotary International President talks about doing more (bigger , more impactful service projects) and growing more (as in membership).  He talks about April being Maternal and Child Health Month - a great opportunity for our clubs to consider what you are doing to support the health of mothers and young children. He also talked about the presidential conferences and the UN environmental conference. He says, "Our survival is at stake — the damage of environmental catastrophe is already upon us — and so, too, is our ability to lift the world’s most needy out of poverty and offer them hope. We must find ways to protect our planet while sustaining the economic growth necessary to achieve our highest humanitarian goals."........

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's April 2022 Newsletter Shekhar Mehta, Rotary International President 2021-22 2022-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

News from Honouring Indigenous People

Posted by John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People

Here is the latest Honouring Indigenous People Rotary News and Events, projects, blogs, photos, films, and resources. There are many major initiatives and resources available to you and your Rotary club, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your Club can help.  Our District 7070 Action Committee's Areas of Focus Coordinator is John Currie from the Pickering Rotary Club. John is also the  Executive Director of H I P and Past President of the Rotary Club of Pickering. He can be reached at john.currie@pickeringrotary.ca .   If you have a good news story, please send it to John. Here are some highlights .........

News from Honouring Indigenous People John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People 2022-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Your Club's Website Refresh Program - A few Spots Are Still Open for a Half-Back Rebate Incentive - Make Sure Your Club REGISTERS TODAY

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor
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To Rotarians in District 7070:

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

DO MORE TOGETHER; USE CLEAR AND CONSISTENT MESSAGING; BUILD AWARENESS OF AND PRIDE IN THE ROTARY BRAND; AND HELP CLUBS TAKE MEANINGFUL ACTION

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

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Your Club's Website Refresh Program - A few Spots Are Still Open for a Half-Back Rebate Incentive - Make Sure Your Club REGISTERS TODAY Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor 2022-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in the Spring of 2022! - Part Three - Apr  13, 20 & 27 - You Can REGISTER TODAY for Part III

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute
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In 2021, we are staying with our Rotary Leadership Institute programming in the virtual format as a result of the pandemic. Although we all appreciate that videoconference will never replace the personal connection that we get from meeting face-to-face, we still had a very successful program with overwhelming response and enthusiasm from Rotarians across the District. Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service will benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. This Rotary year, we will be maintaining our virtual format on the Zoom platform. You can NOW go to the District 7070 Events Calendar NOW and register. You can still Register  right here for Part Three . Here are some important new details for 2021-22 .....
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in the Spring of 2022! - Part Three - Apr 13, 20 & 27 - You Can REGISTER TODAY for Part III Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2022-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
News from the  WASH Rotary Action Group 2022-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

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

Posted by Valrie Wafer, Vice-President & Director , Rotary International
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In her April 2022 Newsletter, Rotary International Vice-President and Director and Valarie Wafer talks about  Rotary's close relationship with UNICEF and the recent  Rotary Day at UNICEF which brought together our partnership as well as our synergies in our collective work to empower girls. Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta has made Empowering Girls a critical overarching priority this Rotary year............

Rotary International Vice-President & Director Valarie Wafer's April 2022 Newsletter Valrie Wafer, Vice-President & Director , Rotary International 2022-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  April 2022 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 April 2022 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to set their club and personal goals and make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, before the end of the Rotary year, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund and to the PolioPlus Fund, to the Disaster Response Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. .......

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  April 2022 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2022-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News for April 2022

Posted by Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

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

Shelterbox Canada News for April 2022 Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2022-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

2022 People of WASH Photo Contest - Entries due April 30, 2022

The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Rotary Action Group (WASH RAG) is creating a digital library of photographs and videos. It is available to all Rotarians to promote WASH projects on social media, websites, flyers, and other promotional materials. We want pictures and videos that capture Rotarians working on water, sanitation and/or hygiene projects. For example, we are looking for people building washrooms, constructing dams, and children washing their hands. While important, we do not want ribbon cuttings or check presentations....... 

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April is Maternal and Child Health Month

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What Is your Rotary Club doing to focus on Maternal and Child Health in April 2022 ? Every day mothers risk their lives giving birth and millions of children die each year from treatable, preventable causes. At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, we provide immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improve access to essential medical services, and support trained health care providers for mothers and their children. Your Rotary projects ensure sustainability by empowering the local community to take ownership of health care training programs. Here is a challenge to your Rotary Club........

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Public Relations and Your Club - A New Course in The Learning Centre

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The service projects your club is involved in are great examples of  People of Action stories. Help new audiences learn how your club makes a difference in your community by taking the Public Relations and Your Club course in the Learning Center. This course will help you learn how to work with journalists and editors to tell your stories and make sure your club grabs headlines. Log in to MyRotary and go to The learning Centre. 

Public Relations and Your Club - A New Course in The Learning Centre 2022-03-31 04:00:00Z 0
"One Voice, Every Club" Video - Test Your Rotary Knowledge 2022-03-31 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Toronto Bay-Bloor Invite you to The Massey Dialogues - April 7 - On Conflict Prevention, Climate Change & Economic Development

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The Rotary Club of Toronto Bay-Bloor with the Rotary Club of Nicosia Aspelia, the Rotary Club of Paphos Aphrodite, and the Pollinator and Environmental Protection Task Force of Rotary Cyprus present the Massey Dialogues: Conflict Prevention, Climate Change, and Economic Development. The Massey Dialogues of April 7, will explain how data collected using GIS (Geographical Information System) contribute to conflict prevention, supporting the environment, and growing local economies which are three Rotary International's areas of focus. Here is the link to register for the Zoom Webinar: https://bay-bloor-rotary-club-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com/...    Here is a link to see the Topics and the Participants: https://bay-bloor-rotary-club-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com/...

Rotary Club of Toronto Bay-Bloor Invite you to The Massey Dialogues - April 7 - On Conflict Prevention, Climate Change & Economic Development 2022-03-30 04:00:00Z 0

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

Posted by Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee
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The path to a strong vibrant Rotary Club involves our Membership.  Membership is like a garden, to be strong and grow we nurture current members and plant the seeds for new members on an ongoing basis. 

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

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

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

"Grow Rotary Workshop" - PART 3 - on March 26, 2022 - Now Available on the Rotary District You Tube Channel Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2022-03-28 04:00:00Z 0

Looking Back to 1980

Posted by Bill MacKay, Past District 7070 Governor and Member of the Rotary Club of Beleville
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Your editor received a note and a photo from Bill MacKay (Jr) , Past District 7070 Governor and member of the Rotary Club of Belleville. The photo was taken on  February 20th, 1980 celebrating the 25th year of  the Rotary Club of Toronto-Eglinton and the 75th year for Rotary International. Please note that there is a Rotarian in the photo by the name of Bill MacKay (Snr) who just happens to be Bill (Jr)'s Dad, who is also a Past District Governor of our District (then called District 707) and a former member of the Rotary Club of Belleville. Yes, a father -son Past District Governor Team (same club and same District). (Editor's Note: I was the Chair of the District 707 Public Relations Committee under Bill MacKay Snr.) When you see the photo, how many Rotarians you may recognize?  Many in the photo are Past District Governors of our District and of course, one is a Past Rotary International President......

Looking Back to 1980 Bill MacKay, Past District 7070 Governor and Member of the Rotary Club of Beleville 2022-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

Second Annual Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup Is April 23 - What Is Your Club Doing?  - Watch the New Video

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On Saturday, April 23, thousands of Rotarians & Non-Rotarians, on both sides of the Canadian and U.S. border, will roll up their sleeves to collect refuse along the shoreline and many waterway tributaries to the Great Lakes basin. We encourage Rotary Clubs in District 7070 , right here in south central Ontario to plan April 23 as a Rotary Day of Service and support one of Rotary's areas of focus: Supporting The Environment. This is a great example of ROTARY IN ACTION and brings considerable community attention to the importance of ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY.  We will be joined by 100's of other Clubs from additional Districts surrounding the Great Lakes.  This is our day to show 'Rotary in Action' on a massive scale, and promote 'Environmental Sustainability' within our communities.  Pull out your T-Shirt from last year, and sign-up. .... Watch the new video from Dan Coombes, Chair District 7070 Great Lakes Watershed Committee .......... 

Second Annual Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup Is April 23 - What Is Your Club Doing? - Watch the New Video Ron Dick , District 7070 Governor 2022-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

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

Posted by Past District Governor , Bob Wallace, Chair District 7070 Technology Team
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This is to introduce the District 7070 Technology team. Let's meet our team members. We are a team that can provide answers to any of your queries about MY ROTARY, CLUBRUNNER, ZOOM, and social media.

If you have any questions or problems that we can help with please contact me.

If your club would like any training in these areas, also please let us know. We recognize that these software programs are a great help and want you to get the most out of them.......

Meet the New District 7070 Technology Team - Here to Help Your Club Past District Governor , Bob Wallace, Chair District 7070 Technology Team 2022-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

Why Each One Bring One is Personal 

Posted by MaryJane Shackelford, District 6690 Governor (Rotary Club of Zanesville Daybreak, Ohio, USA); Jenny Stotts, District Membership Chair (Rotary Club of Athens Sunrise, Ohio); and Matt Wideman, Each One, Bring One Coordinator (Rotary Club of Lancaster, Ohio)
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Why are you a member of Rotary? For a lot of people, the answer is you want to help others or build friendships. But why is this important to you? That’s largely a personal question, and every person’s story is unique. That is why we have found the best membership efforts have to start with the personal. When Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta challenged Rotary members with his appeal of Each One, Bring One, we knew we had to get personal and inspire our members to share their Rotary experiences with others.......

Why Each One Bring One is Personal MaryJane Shackelford, District 6690 Governor (Rotary Club of Zanesville Daybreak, Ohio, USA); Jenny Stotts, District Membership Chair (Rotary Club of Athens Sunrise, Ohio); and Matt Wideman, Each One, Bring One Coordinator (Rotary Club of Lancaster, Ohio) 2022-03-25 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Roundup - June 5, 2022 - Our Zone 28 & 32 BBQ in Houston 2022-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Courtice 20 th Anniversary - April 22 - You Are Invited

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

Please join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of our Club’s charter, with an evening of awards and celebration on Friday April 22nd 2022.  Beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Newcastle Town Hall, over a meal prepared by local caterer Angel’s, we will be presenting Community members and Rotarians with prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Awards in recognition of their service. ..... There's more,,,,,,,

Rotary Club of Courtice 20 th Anniversary - April 22 - You Are Invited Marie Visser, Past President 2022-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

Are You Working for WASH ?

You Can Introduce Your Club to WASH-RAG (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene):

It’s easy to become a WASH Advocate by becoming a presenter at your next club meeting, District meeting, or Zone!  You can present WASH in your community!  Did you know you don't have to be a Rotarian to join WASH-RAG?......

Are You Working for WASH ? 2022-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

The Connector - Jennifer Jones is poised to lead Rotary into a vibrant, diverse future

Posted by By Diana Schoberg and Geoffrey Johnson ; Photography by Monika Lozinska
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President-elect Jennifer Jones’ office at Rotary International world headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, feels different from those of her predecessors, but that’s in no way a result of the fact that on 1 July she will become Rotary’s first female president. On the wall hangs a recent gift from a friend — a black scratch-off map on which Jones can record every Rotary destination she visits during the next two years. When we speak it’s September, two months since she took office as president-elect, and on the map, only Chicago has been revealed — many planned events were canceled or postponed due to a rise in COVID-19 cases. Today, Jones is the only person on the 18th floor of One Rotary Center. There are no phones ringing, no fingers tap-tap-tapping on keyboards in the cubicles outside her door. One could do cartwheels through the Rotary boardroom and nobody would notice.. Read the whole story here

The Connector - Jennifer Jones is poised to lead Rotary into a vibrant, diverse future By Diana Schoberg and Geoffrey Johnson ; Photography by Monika Lozinska 2022-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada Update on Aid to Ukraine

Posted by Joanna Black, Shelterbox Canada

To the Rotary family in District 7070:

I know there's constant information and news coming out of Ukraine, and it can be exhausting and frustrating. However, I am writing today to give you a bit of hopeful news.

Although this crisis is far from over, and millions of people are in need of support, you are making a difference.

ShelterBox teams are hard at work in Eastern Europe, delivering aid and supplies to people most affected by this crisis. This is only possible because of our amazing supporters. Right now, teams are in the process of working on three different projects: .....

Shelterbox Canada Update on Aid to Ukraine Joanna Black, Shelterbox Canada 2022-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

What Could You Do With $25,000 ?

Posted by WASH Rotary Action Group

Since its founding in 2007, the WASH Rotary Action Group has been dedicated to its Mission:

“To support and ensure sustainable long-lasting safe water, sanitation and hygiene programs to communities in need.”

To further this cause, WASH-RAG’s Board of Directors is delighted to announce a one-time, special grant of $25,000 to encourage Rotary Districts and clubs to become active participants in a WASH project. Better still – that $25,000 will be eligible for a dollar-to-dollar match from DDF and/or cash contributions to the Global Grant........

What Could You Do With $25,000 ? WASH Rotary Action Group 2022-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

$800.000 Gift to The Rotary Foundation Canada for Polio Eradication

Posted by The Rotary Foundation Canada
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On March 18, 2022, The Rotary Foundation Canada received a very generous gift of CAN $800,000.00 (US $630,000.00) from the Estate of Marie McGee. The bequest was made in her will to the Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation for the specific designated purpose of polio eradication and the Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation in turn has made the donation to The Rotary Foundation Canada. The presentation of the gift was made at the Rotary Club of Toronto meeting. Attending virtually were Past RI President and Trustee Chair John Germ, Chair of The Rotary Foundation Canada and Trustee Dean Rohrs and Past Trustee Chair and Past International Polio Plus Committee Chair Dr. Bob Scott......

$800.000 Gift to The Rotary Foundation Canada for Polio Eradication The Rotary Foundation Canada 2022-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary  & Rotaract Clubs  - Swift Action to Aid Ukraine

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At Rotary, we’re using our deep networks and decades of experience to take swift action to provide humanitarian relief for those affected by the war in Ukraine. Learn how we are taking action ( see: https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-responds-ukraine-crisis ) including how to donate to the Disaster Response Fund, contribute District Designated Funds, apply for a disaster response grant, and find contact information for club and district-led efforts. Read the latest roundup of activities. (see: https://www.rotary.org/.../rotarys-network-enables-rapid... )

Rotary & Rotaract Clubs - Swift Action to Aid Ukraine 2022-03-25 04:00:00Z 0
Attention Rotaract Club Presidents - You Can Now Report Your Rotaract club officers to Rotary International 2022-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

Brand New "Grow Rotary Workshop" - PART 3 - on March 26, 2022 - REGISTER TODAY

Posted by Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee
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The path to a strong vibrant Rotary Club involves our Membership.  Membership is like a garden, to be strong and grow we nurture current members and plant the seeds for new members on an ongoing basis. 

On Saturday March 26, 2022 from 9:30 am to 11:10 am - the District Membership Committee is hosting a New “Grow Rotary Zoom Workshop”. We welcome everyone to share how your Club is able to grow your membership.  There will be opportunities for questions and for attendees to share their own Club experiences and tips.  This informative and interactive workshop will generate discussion and spark ideas to engage and inspire.  All Rotarians welcome and we encourage at least 3 from each club to attend so you can share the discussion and work on plans for strengthening your Club.  REGISTER NOW!

REGISTER TODAY and PUT MEMBERSHIP FRONT & CENTER IN YOUR CLUB. On March 26, 2022 from 9:30 am to 11:10 am - the District Membership Committee is hosting a New “Grow Rotary Zoom Workshop”. Registration is now OPEN on the District 7070 website right here.

District 7070 has Clubs that are vibrant and growing…how are they doing that?  How are other Districts doing that?  This informative and interactive workshop will generate discussion and spark ideas to engage and inspire.   We encourage at least 3 members from a club to attend so you can share the discussion and work on plans for strengthening your Club.  The workshop is for all Rotarians interested in their club’s path to growth.

Brand New "Grow Rotary Workshop" - PART 3 - on March 26, 2022 - REGISTER TODAY Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2022-03-23 04:00:00Z 0

Important Info UPDATE on Ukraine from PDG Bob Wallace, Chair District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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To All Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 7070

The District 7070 Foundation committee has been watching the expanding humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and knows many clubs are offering support through the Red Cross or ShelterBox to name two. These offer immediate support to the victims. For Rotary Clubs looking to provide support for the Ukraine we are suggesting the following three recommendations: .....

Important Info UPDATE on Ukraine from PDG Bob Wallace, Chair District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee Bob Wallace, Past District Governor and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2022-03-14 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 International Women's Day Event - Tuesday Talks - March 8, 2022 - Now Available on District 7070's You Tube Channel

Posted by Johanna deBoer, Chair, District 7070 International Women's Day
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This year, International Woman's Day is celebrated on Tuesday March 8th! District 7070 is hosted its 2nd annual celebration on our Tuesday Talks on March 8, 2022 as we honoured 2 women from our District 7070 to come talk about breaking bias. The District 7070 International Women's Day committee welcomed Virginia O'Reilly (our District 7070 Membership Chair, also our District Governor Nominee Designate) and Lynda Ryder (District 7070 Past District Governor and current District 7070 Protection Officer) to the stage to talk about their exciting history and experience with District 7070 along with their insight on how to promote and celebrate women's achievement and take action for equality. Please be sure watch the replay on or Rotary District 7070 You Tube Channel  https://youtu.be/Z92mVAesOyY ...... please Read more ......

District 7070 International Women's Day Event - Tuesday Talks - March 8, 2022 - Now Available on District 7070's You Tube Channel Johanna deBoer, Chair, District 7070 International Women's Day 2022-03-10 05:00:00Z 0

Important Information UPDATE - Ukraine  and Your Rotary Assistance 

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District 7070 Governor & Chair District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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The District 7070 Rotary Foundation committee has been watching the expanding humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and knows many clubs are offering support through the Red Cross or ShelterBox to name two. These offer immediate support to the victims.  For Rotary Clubs looking to provide support for the Ukraine we are suggesting the following three recommendations:

# 1 - In response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, the Rotary Foundation has made available the Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions.
Rotary International has the Disaster Response Fund set up where clubs can apply for Global Grants to help with the crisis. 

This will be the main avenue for Rotary Foundation support, but Rotary and Rotaract clubs are also encouraged to create their own responses to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine........                               Please Read more.......

Important Information UPDATE - Ukraine and Your Rotary Assistance Bob Wallace, Past District 7070 Governor & Chair District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2022-03-09 05:00:00Z 0

Disaster Relief for Ukraine - Please DONATE TODAY through The Rotary Foundation Disaster Response Fund

Posted by Ron Dick, Rotary International District 7070 Governor
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Disaster Relief for Ukraine:

A Note from District 7070 Governor Ron Dick to The Rotary District 7070 family

In response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, the Rotary Foundation has made available the Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions. All donations made online at Disaster Response Fund | My Rotary, including the use of available district designated funds (DDF), need to be received by April 30, 2022. Grant applications to take advantage of the funds will be available now through June 30, 2022. This will be the main avenue for Rotary Foundation support, but Rotary and Rotaract clubs are also encouraged to create their own responses to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

In addition to the support provided through the Disaster Response Fund, the Foundation is coordinating with partners and regional leaders, exploring effective solutions to the increased humanitarian needs. A separate email will follow with more details on how to help!  
Thank you for all that you do to promote peace.

Disaster Relief for Ukraine - Please DONATE TODAY through The Rotary Foundation Disaster Response Fund Ron Dick, Rotary International District 7070 Governor 2022-03-07 05:00:00Z 0

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

Posted by Iosif Ciosa, District Governor 2022 - 23, Rotary District 7070
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To the Rotary family here in District  7070,

Join us next year to explore what’s possible in Rotary, in Houston, and in yourself.  Each year, Rotary members from all over the world come together to discover new opportunities to increase our impact, broaden our reach, and strengthen our ability to adapt for future success. It’s also the perfect venue to find new ways to enhance your Rotary experience. Register right here

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

Discover New Horizons at the June 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston - Register TODAY Iosif Ciosa, District Governor 2022 - 23, Rotary District 7070 2022-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

In Memory of our Rotarians - March 2022

It is always with great sadness when we loose members of our District 7070 Rotary family. Everyone in District 7070 wants to expresses their deepest sympathies to our extended Rotary family. Please send your notices to Newsletter Editor Dave Andrews at dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com .....

 

In Memory of our Rotarians - March 2022 2022-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News for March 2022

Posted by Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

In her March 2022 Newsletter, Meg SchmeiderCommunity Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, tells us that at 1:00 pm EST, on March 22, International Water Day,  ShelterBox Canada is hosting an expert led panel discussion for Rotarians on why our water filters are a vital piece of aid, and how they have evolved to better serve disaster impacted communities. Please register. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News for March 2022 Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2022-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  March 2022 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 March 2022 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to set 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 and to the PolioPlus Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. .......

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  March 2022 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2022-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Donate to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal

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We have been asked where Rotary can help. From Rotary International Vice President Valarie Wafer, here is one way:

Global Affairs Canada will match individual donations up to $10 million

The Canadian Red Cross wishes to thank Global Affairs Canada following an announcement that it will match donations to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal.  The Government of Canada will match every donation made by individual Canadians to the Canadian Red Cross between February 24, 2022, and March 18, 2022, up to a maximum of $10 million (CAD). Donations will support those impacted by ongoing conflict in Ukraine.                Please Read more......

Donate to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal 2022-02-28 05:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Softball Tournament - Teams Are Signing Up - Are you Interested? Please Let us Know TODAY

Posted by Mark Blackmore, Secretary, Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S.
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The Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. is hosting an inaugural Rotary softball fundraiser tournament and needs your participation!   We're looking for teams and/or individuals to play in a fun, one-day Saturday tournament in Whitby this June (11th or the 18th)!   

  • guaranteed four, up to six games

  • all (or no!) skill levels encouraged to play!

  • three-pitch (i.e. pitch to your own team)

  • prizes, raffles, and all proceeds to benefit Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. charitable account!

Please email Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. Secretary Mark Blackmore at mark_blackmore@hotmail.com or call/text at 905 626 8742 by March 15 to make inquiries or express your interest!

 

Mark Blackmore

Secretary

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

call/text 905 626 8742

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District 7070 Softball Tournament - Teams Are Signing Up - Are you Interested? Please Let us Know TODAY Mark Blackmore, Secretary, Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. 2022-02-27 05:00:00Z 0

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

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair
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The Rotary Foundation (TRF) through its grants program provides opportunities to do good in the world.  Rotary and – as of July 1, 2022 – Rotaract Clubs can apply for grant funds to humanitarian projects.  However, TRF has some rules and regulations that Clubs must meet, if they want to apply for funds from TRF.

Clubs must be qualified EVERY YEAR

Only qualified Rotary and Rotaract Clubs can apply for grants from the Rotary Foundation.  Qualification is administered by the Districts and is valid for one Rotary year.  D7070 is using an online qualification process, with three modules posted on the District’s website, www.rotary7070.0rg   A quiz is connected to each module. ....... (PLEASE READ MORE).......

The Rotary Foundation District and Global Grant Qualification Modules & Quizzes On District Website for Rotary and Rotaract Clubs - BE SURE TO QUALIFY TODAY FOR 2022-23 Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair 2022-02-27 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Statement on the Ukraine Conflict

It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world.

At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there. Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading tragic consequences across Europe and the world.

As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, we have made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We join the international community in calling for an immediate cease fire, withdrawal of Russian forces, and a restoration of diplomatic efforts to resolve this conflict through dialogue.

In the past decade, Rotary clubs in Ukraine, Russia and nearby countries have transcended national differences and have actively engaged in peace-building projects to promote goodwill and to marshal assistance for the victims of war and violence. Today, our thoughts are with our fellow Rotary members and others in Ukraine coping with these tragic events. Rotary International will do everything in its power to bring aid, support and peace to the region.

Rotary International Statement on the Ukraine Conflict 2022-02-26 05:00:00Z 0

Promote the power of vaccines for World Immunization Week - April 24 - 30, 2022

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With their decades of experience working to eradicate polio, Rotary members can play a key role in publicizing the power of vaccines. World Immunization Week,  April 24 - 30, 2022, gives Rotary and Rotaract clubs an opportunity to raise awareness of the part that vaccines play in saving lives — as well as of the critical need to continue supporting global polio vaccination for children and COVID-19 vaccines for all. Because Rotary members and our partners have worked hard to counter vaccine hesitancy and reach all children with the polio vaccine, the world has seen a 99.9% reduction in polio cases since 1988. Our fight against polio is proof that vaccines work. Download the World Immunization Week Toolkit right here.

Promote the power of vaccines for World Immunization Week - April 24 - 30, 2022 2022-02-26 05:00:00Z 0

Progress in Pakistan Shows The Polio Eradication Remains Possible

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Pakistan, one of the last two countries where polio is still endemic, has gone a full year without one report of a child being paralyzed by the wild poliovirus. This shows that a polio-free world is within reach. We recognize the commitment of Rotary members in Pakistan and around the world who have made this progress possible, and we continue to focus on the hard work we still need to do to deliver a polio-free future to all children everywhere........

Progress in Pakistan Shows The Polio Eradication Remains Possible 2022-02-26 05:00:00Z 0

Wild Polio Case Detected in Malawi

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As an imported case from Pakistan, this detection of type 1 wild poliovirus in Malawi does not affect the WHO African region’s wild polio-free certification status.
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) has confirmed a case of type 1 wild poliovirus (WPV1) in a child suffering from paralysis in Malawi. Analysis has shown the virus is genetically linked to WPV1 that had circulated in Pakistan’s Sindh province.......

Wild Polio Case Detected in Malawi 2022-02-26 05:00:00Z 0

See the Weekly Updates on Polio Eradication from Rotary & GPEI - Global Polio Eradication Initiative

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Follow the latest news on Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio, every week. Here is a link to the latest cases - updated every week. See the country-specific section and more details, right here at http://polioeradication.org/polio-today/polio-now/this-week/.  In Pakistan, a new case of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) has been reported from North Waziristan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, with onset of paralysis on April 9.  It is the first reported WPV1 case from the country since January 2021. The isolated WPV1 is linked to virus isolated from an environmental sample from Bannu, in the same province, collected on April 5. Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta, WHO GPEI Director Aidan O’Leary and Dr Sarthak Das, Chief Executive Officer of the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance offer their views on what lessons and experiences from polio and malaria can be drawn for existing and future pandemics, in an op-ed published in Health Policy Watch.  Read it here.

See the Weekly Updates on Polio Eradication from Rotary & GPEI - Global Polio Eradication Initiative 2022-02-25 05:00:00Z 0

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

Posted by John Germ, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2021-22
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The  March 2022 message to Rotarians, from John Germ, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, urges us to get clean water flowing. He says that the United Nations estimates that 2 billion people — about 1 in 4 people on the planet — lack safely managed drinking water. Just under half of the world’s population lives without access to safely managed toilets and sanitation systems, and nearly a third lacks basic hand washing stations with soap and clean water. He says Rotary is doing something about this. Since 2014, Rotary clubs have carried out more than 2,100 global grants related to WASH by using $154 million in Foundation funding, impacting countless people. He announced that the theme of World Water Day, 22 March, is Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible. He asks us to look out for our neighbors around the world whose wells are running dry or who lack toilets or soap. Rotary has the resources, partnerships, and passion to improve WASH services for millions in need worldwide.........

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation John Germ's March 2022 Newsletter John Germ, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2021-22 2022-02-25 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's March 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Shekhar Mehta, Rotary International President 2021-22
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Shekhar Mehta's March 2022 Newsletter, our Rotary International President, encourages us to keep growing our membership, to draw on our expertise in disease prevention and treatment to help people worldwide cope with the continuing challenges of COVID-19, to register for the International Convention in Houston, and to to think of innovative ways to empower girls when designing their grant projects. He says, "With opportunity we create hope, and with hope we address the root causes of conflict around the world, setting the stage for sustainable peace." He asks us to look hopefully to a future that uses this opportunity to Serve to Change Lives. ........

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's March 2022 Newsletter Shekhar Mehta, Rotary International President 2021-22 2022-02-25 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Ron Dick's March 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22
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In his March 2022 Newsletter, District Governor Ron Dick reminds us that Rotary's theme for March 2022 is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Month and highlights many of the activities and projects championed by Rotarian right here in District 7070. Ron has also announced the speakers and the activities for the May 13-15 District 7070 Conference and urges everyone to register as soon as possible. ........

District Governor Ron Dick's March 2022 Newsletter Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22 2022-02-25 05:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

  • Select Rotary images to use — or upload your own

  • Easily crop photos and images

  • Quickly add text and headlines

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

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

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


 
Start Using the New "Easier-to-use" Brand Center templates 2022-02-25 05:00:00Z 0

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

Posted by Valrie Wafer, Vice-President & Director , Rotary International
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In her March 2022 Newsletter, Rotary International Vice-President and Director and Valarie Wafer talk about just some of her activities in February: a hybrid Rotary International Board meeting, a hybrid Rotary Foundation 2023 Gala fundraiser and concluded with an hybrid multi-district PETS (Presidents Elect Training Session) and the conflict in the Ukraine. She adds that March also marks the end of the second year of the pandemic. She adds, "We have lost many Rotarians during this pandemic and suffered immeasurable losses. This is a time in history we will never forget, yet the future of our clubs, our districts and the brand we love is stronger as a result of weathering the storm as a family."  Please Read more.......

Rotary International Vice-President & Director Valarie Wafer's March 2022 Newsletter Valrie Wafer, Vice-President & Director , Rotary International 2022-02-25 05:00:00Z 0

The Power of the Rotary Logo - A Compelling Story

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

The Power of the Rotary Logo - A Compelling Story Charles Pretto, Incoming Governor of District 5340 in California 2022-02-25 05:00:00Z 0

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

Posted by Jennifer Jones, President Rotary International 2022-23
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Here is a letter directly from Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones talking about her July 2022 Cross Canada Tour and a note for District Governor Ron Dick:

"It is with great excitement that I am writing to let you know that Nick and I will be starting the 2022-23 Rotary year as President of Rotary International on a tour from coast to coast to coast across Canada.........

Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones Cross Canada Tour - Join Us in Toronto on July 5 for our Multi-District Celebrations Jennifer Jones, President Rotary International 2022-23 2022-02-25 05:00:00Z 0

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

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

President Shekhar's Challenge To You - Has Your Club Planned A Rotary Day of Service? 2022-02-25 05:00:00Z 0

March 2022 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 2022?  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 2022 is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Month 2022-02-25 05:00:00Z 0

Second Annual Zone Fundraising Gala: “Celebrating Our Foundation!” - Feb 23, 2022 - Another Big Success - View it Here

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THANK YOU to all participants and donors of the 2022 Gala for the Rotary Foundation last night on Rotary's 117th birthday on February 23, 2022! More than 650 attended, and $250,000 USD raised! With the Gates Foundation match for Polio funding that is $300,000 USD impact on the world!!! Excellent presentations by our Rotary Leaders: Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones, Vice President Valarie Wafer, incoming Rotary International Director Drew Kessler, Rotary Foundation Trustee Dean Rohrs, Rotary Foundation Chair(and Past RI President)  John Germ, and emcee (for past RI Director) Jeffrey Cadourette. Some of you were not able to see some or all of the event so below is a link for the video. Note this is a copyright protected property, so PLEASE do not share this link. It is only for your private viewing, and the password will expire 1 week from Feb 24, 2022. Gala Video Link: https://vimeo.com/681573870   Password: Zone28and32. Please Read more.....

Second Annual Zone Fundraising Gala: “Celebrating Our Foundation!” - Feb 23, 2022 - Another Big Success - View it Here 2022-02-24 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in the Spring of 2022! - Part Two - On Mar 9, 16 and 23 - Part Three - Apr  13, 20 & 27 - You Can REGISTER TODAY for Parts  II and III

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute
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In 2021, we are staying with our Rotary Leadership Institute programming in the virtual format as a result of the pandemic. Although we all appreciate that videoconference will never replace the personal connection that we get from meeting face-to-face, we still had a very successful program with overwhelming response and enthusiasm from Rotarians across the District. Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service will benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. This Rotary year, we will be maintaining our virtual format on the Zoom platform. You can NOW go to the District 7070 Events Calendar NOW and register for Parts I, II and III . You can still Register  right here for Part Two.  Register  right here for Part Three . Here are some important new details for 2021-22 .....
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in the Spring of 2022! - Part Two - On Mar 9, 16 and 23 - Part Three - Apr 13, 20 & 27 - You Can REGISTER TODAY for Parts II and III Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2022-02-24 05:00:00Z 0

Discover New Horizons at the June 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston - Register by February 28, 2022 and SAVE

Posted by Iosif Ciosa, District Governor 2022 - 23, Rotary District 7070
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To the Rotary family here in District  7070,

Join us next year to explore what’s possible in Rotary, in Houston, and in yourself.  Each year, Rotary members from all over the world come together to discover new opportunities to increase our impact, broaden our reach, and strengthen our ability to adapt for future success. It’s also the perfect venue to find new ways to enhance your Rotary experience. Register right here, Register before February 28, 2022 and SAVE. 

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

Discover New Horizons at the June 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston - Register by February 28, 2022 and SAVE Iosif Ciosa, District Governor 2022 - 23, Rotary District 7070 2022-02-22 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks - Feb 8, 2022 - WASH - A Foundation for Successful Sustainable Progress - Recording NOW Available on D7070 You Tube 

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Richard Mewhinney, Chair of Rotary District 7070's Areas of Focus Action Committee and Rotary District 7070 Past District Governor Ron Denham (Chair Emeritus of WASH RAG - Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Rotary Action Group) hosted our February 2022 Tuesday Talks as we joined our keynote speakers, John Oldfield, the former Managing Principal with Global Water 2020 and Ryan Rowe of HANWASH (Haiti Clean Water., Sanitation &Hygiene Strategy) .

TOPIC: WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene): A Foundation for Successful Sustainable Progress For Many Related Challenges 

For those who missed it, the recording is NOW available on our District 7070 You Tube Channel here.  To see the video, please Read more .......

Tuesday Talks - Feb 8, 2022 - WASH - A Foundation for Successful Sustainable Progress - Recording NOW Available on D7070 You Tube 2022-02-14 05:00:00Z 0

It's Official - Virginia O'Reilly Named District 7070 Governor for the 2024-2025 Rotary Year

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor 2021-22
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Dear Fellow Rotarians,

I am delighted to inform you that Virginia O'Reilly, Rotary Club of Toronto East, has been selected as the Rotary International District 7070 District Governor for 2024-2025. I am confident that Virginia will do an outstanding job. Please join me in congratulating Virginia.

DG Ron

Let's Meet Virginia ........Please Read More ......

It's Official - Virginia O'Reilly Named District 7070 Governor for the 2024-2025 Rotary Year Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor 2021-22 2022-02-14 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in the Spring of 2022! - Part One - On Feb 9, 16 and 23 - You Can REGISTER TODAY for Parts  II and III

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute
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In 2021, we are staying with our Rotary Leadership Institute programming in the virtual format as a result of the pandemic. Although we all appreciate that videoconference will never replace the personal connection that we get from meeting face-to-face, we still had a very successful program with overwhelming response and enthusiasm from Rotarians across the District. Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service will benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. This Rotary year, we will be maintaining our virtual format on the Zoom platform. You can NOW go to the District 7070 Events Calendar NOW and register for Parts I, II and III . You can still Register  right here for Part Two.  Register  right here for Part Three . Here are some important new details for 2021-22 .....
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in the Spring of 2022! - Part One - On Feb 9, 16 and 23 - You Can REGISTER TODAY for Parts II and III Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2022-02-10 05:00:00Z 0

February is Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention Month

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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 2022-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

What Is Peacebuilding ?

Posted by Ian Lancaster, Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Committee Chair
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February is Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention month in the Rotary calendar.  To take those first steps toward peace, where people are able to resolve their conflicts without violence and work together to improve the quality of their lives, means we need to look at the foundational pieces of peacebuilding.

Just what is peacebuilding?

Peacebuilding is about dealing with the reasons why people fight in the first place and about supporting societies to manage their differences and conflicts without resorting to violence.......

 
What Is Peacebuilding ? Ian Lancaster, Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Committee Chair 2022-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

A Rotary Public Image Tip -  Connect the RSS Feeds in your Rotary  Social Media Accounts

Posted by Rob MacArthur, member District 7070 Public Image Committee
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Here is another ROTARY PUBLIC IMAGE TIP from Rob MacArthur (from our District 7070 Public Image Committee):

"Do you use RSS feeds to post to your social media resources?

I have been doing this for a long time to be more productive for my sites.

Since Rotary International has an RSS feed for the news posts they make, I have a tool that shares the post when it to our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram account. The article picture is reformatted perfectly and post includes the title. When people click on it, except for instagram, people are taken right to the article.

Saves a lot of time and is the most effective way of sharing what RI is sending out. Check out Rotary Club of Port Hope for examples.

Any posts about rotary.org are done through this method.

I use blogger for custom posts of my own. Tags are added in the post and the posts are accessible and sharable by RSS feed. Its not really auto posting to me... I see it as autosharing.. which I find very handy".

Thanks,

Rob MacArthur

Rotary District 7070 Public Image Committee

A Rotary Public Image Tip - Connect the RSS Feeds in your Rotary Social Media Accounts Rob MacArthur, member District 7070 Public Image Committee 2022-01-31 05:00:00Z 0

A Rotary Public Image Tip - Use Media Releases to Cover Your Club Events

Posted by Rob MacArthur, District 7070 Public Image Committee
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Here is a ROTARY PUBLIC IMAGE TIP From Rob MacArthur (Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise and member of our District 7070 Public Image Committee:

"Does your club send out media releases about upcoming meetings... who the speaker is... how the general public can attend?

My experience is many don't. When I have done it for my clubs, we have gotten TV coverage, print coverage, as well as visitors that would have never have come. It really is worth the time.

In addition, media releases on milestones, recognition, who you have supported and who has supported you is very helpful as well."

Thanks,

Rob

A Rotary Public Image Tip - Use Media Releases to Cover Your Club Events Rob MacArthur, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2022-01-31 05:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

 

2022 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium, May 26-29, 2022 Past District Governor Mark Chipman, current Chair District 7070 Youth Services Committee 2022-01-30 05:00:00Z 0

District 7070 International Women's Day Event - Tuesday Talks - March 8, 2022 - You Are Invited

Posted by Johanna deBoer, Chair, District 7070 International Women's Day
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This year, International Woman's Day is celebrated on Tuesday March 8th! District 7070 is hosting its 2nd annual celebration on our Tuesday Talks on March 8, 2022 as we honour 2 women from our District 7070 to come talk about breaking bias. The District 7070 International Women's Day committee welcomes Virginia O'Reilly (our District 7070 Membership Chair, soon to be confirmed as District Governor Nominee Designate on Feb 13) and Lynda Ryder (District 7070 Past District Governor and current District 7070 Protection Officer) to the stage to talk about their exciting history and experience with District 7070 along with their insight on how to promote and celebrate women's achievement and take action for equality. Please be sure to join us for an insightful series about these inspiring women in our District!  The March 8 Tuesday Talk is now open for registration...... please Read more ......

District 7070 International Women's Day Event - Tuesday Talks - March 8, 2022 - You Are Invited Johanna deBoer, Chair, District 7070 International Women's Day 2022-01-30 05:00:00Z 0

See What's New in Rotary's Learning Center

Posted by Rotary's Learning and Development Team

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

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

 

Email learn@rotary.org with questions. 

Kind regards, 
Rotary's Learning and Development Team

See What's New in Rotary's Learning Center Rotary's Learning and Development Team 2022-01-30 05:00:00Z 0

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

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor
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Rotary Clubs, like most other organizations, will benefit from having a plan for the next couple of years.  What are your goals?  What do you want your Club to be like - two or three years down the road? 

Strategic planning consists more or less of these three steps. 

  • A description of where you are now, the Club’s status. 

  • As a group, you and your club members decide what and where you want to be in two, three years. 

  • By developing an Action Plan, you and your club members map out how to reach your goals. 

Please Read more ........

Our New Club Visioning Model - A Tool to Plan Beyond Tomorrow Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor 2022-01-29 05:00:00Z 0
News from the  WASH Rotary Action Group 2022-01-29 05:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Foundation District and Global Grant Qualification Process for Your Rotary Club - BE SURE TO QUALIFY FOR 2022-23

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair
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The Rotary Foundation (TRF) through its grants program provides opportunities to do good in the world.  Rotary and – as of July 1, 2022 – Rotaract Clubs can apply for grant funds to humanitarian projects.  However, TRF has some rules and regulations that Clubs must meet, if they want to apply for funds from TRF.

Clubs must be qualified

Only qualified Rotary and Rotaract Clubs can apply for grants from the Rotary Foundation.  Qualification is administered by the Districts and is valid for one Rotary year.  D7070 is using an online qualification process, with three modules posted on the District’s website, www.rotary7070.org   A quiz is connected to each module....... (PLEASE READ MORE).......

The Rotary Foundation District and Global Grant Qualification Process for Your Rotary Club - BE SURE TO QUALIFY FOR 2022-23 Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair 2022-01-29 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor for the 2024-2025 Rotary Year

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor 2021-22
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Dear Fellow Rotarians,

It is with great pleasure that I announce that the result of the selection process for the position of District Governor for the Rotary 2024-2025 year is Virginia O'Reilly from the Rotary Club of Toronto East.

Virginia is the Membership Chair for District 7070. She is a partner at Burak Jacobson Research Partners, a consulting firm in Toronto specializing in consumer insights through market research. Virginia holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science with a Mathematics Major from St. Francis Xavier University and a Master of Business Administration from Queen's University. She has been a member of the Toronto East Rotary Club since 1998. She served as her club's first female President between 2001 and 2002.

The selection process was conducted in accordance with Article 12 of the Rotary International Bylaws, and the above selection is subject to a Challenge Period of 14 days from the day of this announcement.  Clubs wishing to make a challenge must do so in accordance with Sub-Section 12.030.7 of the RI Bylaws and submit the challenge no later than midnight February 12, 2022.  In the absence of any challenges, the selection of Virginia O'Reilly as District Governor for District 7070 for the year 2024-2025 shall be declared official as of February 13th, 2022.

Thank you to all who participated in the selection process.

DG Ron

WATCH FOR THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ON FEBRUARY 13, 2022

District Governor for the 2024-2025 Rotary Year Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor 2021-22 2022-01-29 05:00:00Z 0

News from Honouring Indigenous People

Posted by John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People

Here is the latest Honouring Indigenous People Rotary News and Events, projects, blogs, photos, films, and resources. There are many major initiatives and resources available to you and your Rotary club, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your Club can help.  Our District 7070 Action Committee's Areas of Focus Coordinator is John Currie from the Pickering Rotary Club. John is also the  Executive Director of H I P and Past President of the Rotary Club of Pickering. He can be reached at john.currie@pickeringrotary.ca .   If you have a good news story, please send it to John. Here are some highlights .........

News from Honouring Indigenous People John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People 2022-01-29 05:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News for February 2022

Posted by Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada
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In her February 2022 Newsletter, Meg SchmeiderCommunity Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, asks if we know a realtor who shares the same values of peace, service, and friendship that we do? ShelterBox Canada has an opportunity for them to get involved in Rotary International’s commitment to disaster relief with our Buy a Home, Give a Home program. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News for February 2022 Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2022-01-29 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation receives highest rating from Charity Navigator for 14th consecutive year 2022-01-29 05:00:00Z 0

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

Posted by Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee
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The path to a strong vibrant Rotary Club involves our Membership.  Membership is like a garden, to be strong and grow we nurture current members and plant the seeds for new members on an ongoing basis. 

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

The "Grow Rotary Workshop" - PART 2 - on January 22, 2022  - Now Avaialble on the Rotary District 7070 You Tube Channel Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2022-01-24 05:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Conference 2022 - Oct 14-16

Posted by Iosif CiosaDistrict 7070 Governor, 2022-23
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WE WILL NOT ONLY WELCOME YOU, WE WILL WOW YOU!

Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2022

Rotarians, Spouses and Guests - Full Package: Registration

Early Bird May 14th  to May 22nd  $269.00 +HST

May 23rd to September 5th  $299.00 +HST

September 6th  to October October 14th $329.00 +HST

Register today         

Please Read more........
 

District 7070 Conference 2022 - Oct 14-16 Iosif CiosaDistrict 7070 Governor, 2022-23 2022-01-21 05:00:00Z 0

Register TODAY for the APR 7, 2022 - New Members Zoom Get-Together

Posted by Virginia O'Reilly, Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee
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Are you a new Rotary or Rotaract member in the last two years?

Are you an older member who would like to learn even more about Rotary?

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ROTARY???

On Thursday April 7, 2022 from 7 to 8 pm the Rotary District 7070 Membership Committee is hosting a fourth New Member Zoom get-together. There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often there is not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it. So join us as we share more Rotary basics and not-so-basics. Bring any questions you might have!  The session will be of particular interest to members who have joined Rotary in the past two years.

For more information and to register go to https://rotary7070.org/event/membership---new-members---session-1/

Please Read more.....

Register TODAY for the APR 7, 2022 - New Members Zoom Get-Together Virginia O'Reilly, Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2022-01-21 05:00:00Z 0

Help strengthen Rotary’s brand

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Under your websites and social media accounts using the Brand Center’s promotional resources — photos, videos, templates, and more — to show your community that Rotary members are people of action. Log in to MyRotary, Visit the Brand Center, and go to the new Our brand tab to learn how to use Rotary’s logos, colors, and fonts to create flyers, brochures, presentations, and other materials that look and sound unmistakably like Rotary. In the Help section, you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about the elements of our brand, as well as ways to contact us. By using a consistent look and tone when you promote your club’s good work, you will increase people’s recognition of Rotary. Our Brand Center gives you the tools to do this.

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Easier-to-use Brand Center templates

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

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

  • Select Rotary images to use — or upload your own

  • Easily crop photos and images

  • Quickly add text and headlines

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

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

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


 
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RI President-Elect, Jennifer Jones announces 2022-23 presidential theme: 'Imagine Rotary'

Posted by Jennifer Jones, 2022-23 Rotary International President
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Rotary International President-elect Jennifer Jones wants members to imagine the possibilities in the change they can make to transform the world. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, revealed the 2022-23 presidential theme, Imagine Rotary, as she urged people to dream big and harness their connections and the power of Rotary to turn those dreams into reality. “Imagine, a world that deserves our best,” Jones told incoming district governors on January 20, 2022, “where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.”........

RI President-Elect, Jennifer Jones announces 2022-23 presidential theme: 'Imagine Rotary' Jennifer Jones, 2022-23 Rotary International President 2022-01-20 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks - Jan. 11, 2022 - Supporting the Environment: Are we committed to our own success? - REPLAY NOW AVAILABLE

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Nilam Bedi, Chair, of the District 7070 Areas of Focus Environment Committee noted that clubs in our District get it. Last year 4 clubs had Environment Committees. This year we have 26 clubs with Environment Committees. He welcomed our keynote speaker,  Dr. Mathis Wackernagel, Founder and President, Global Footprint Network. Dr. Wackernagel is an internationally recognized authority on developing metrics for ecological sustainability who published extensively and won numerous award for his work.  

Title:   Supporting the Environment: Are we committed to our own success?    To see the video, Please Read more.....

Tuesday Talks - Jan. 11, 2022 - Supporting the Environment: Are we committed to our own success? - REPLAY NOW AVAILABLE 2022-01-12 05:00:00Z 0

Make Sure Your Club Books A Spot for the Clubrunner Website Refresh Rebate Program for Your Club  - Register TODAY

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor
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To Rotarians in District 7070:

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

DO MORE TOGETHER; USE CLEAR AND CONSISTENT MESSAGING; BUILD AWARENESS OF AND PRIDE IN THE ROTARY BRAND; AND HELP CLUBS TAKE MEANINGFUL ACTION

To assist the Rotary Clubs of District 7070 achieve their Strategic Action goals, the District Public Relations Committee is introducing a Rotary Club ClubRunner Website Refresh Program and Promotional Discount available for your club TODAY. Please Read more......

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Make Sure Your Club Books A Spot for the Clubrunner Website Refresh Rebate Program for Your Club  - Register TODAY Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor 2022-01-01 05:00:00Z 0
Second Annual Zone Fundraising Gala: “Celebrating Our Foundation!” - Feb 23, 2022 - Buy Your Tickets TODAY 2022-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

Brand New "Grow Rotary Workshop" - PART 2 - on January 22, 2022 - REGISTER TODAY

Posted by Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee
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The path to a strong vibrant Rotary Club involves our Membership.  Membership is like a garden, to be strong and grow we nurture current members and plant the seeds for new members on an ongoing basis. 

On Saturday January 22, 2022 from 9:30 am to 11:10 am - the District Membership Committee is hosting a New “Grow Rotary Zoom Workshop”. We welcome Rotarian Paul Elsley, Past President of the Kingston ON Rotary Club to share how his Club was able to grow by 10+ members during the pandemic.  There will be opportunities for questions and for attendees to share their own Club experiences and tips.  This informative and interactive workshop will generate discussion and spark ideas to engage and inspire.  All Rotarians welcome and we encourage at least 3 from each club to attend so you can share the discussion and work on plans for strengthening your Club.  REGISTER NOW!

REGISTER TODAY and PUT MEMBERSHIP FRONT & CENTER IN YOUR CLUB. On January 22, 2022 from 9:30 am to 11:10 am - the District Membership Committee is hosting a New “Grow Rotary Zoom Workshop”. Registration is now OPEN on the District 7070 website right here.

District 7070 has Clubs that are vibrant and growing…how are they doing that?  How are other Districts doing that?  This informative and interactive workshop will generate discussion and spark ideas to engage and inspire.   We encourage at least 3 members from a club to attend so you can share the discussion and work on plans for strengthening your Club.  The workshop is for all Rotarians interested in their club’s path to growth.

Brand New "Grow Rotary Workshop" - PART 2 - on January 22, 2022 - REGISTER TODAY Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2022-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

January 7, 2022 Deadline for 2024-25 District Governor Nominations 

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor
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District 7070 is still looking for Rotarians who are interested in leading our District as Governor in the 2024-25 Rotary year – July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025.  All Rotary Clubs in District 7070 are invited to submit suggestions to me on or before Friday, January 7th, 2022. Nomination forms should be scanned and sent by email to ron@rrdfsi.ca

January 7, 2022 Deadline for 2024-25 District Governor Nominations Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor 2022-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

We Need District 7070 Visioning Team Facilitators  - REGISTER TODAY for Virtual Training on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 9 am – 11 am

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor & Chair District 7070 Visioning Team
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Interested in becoming a Club Visioning facilitator?

It is now time for us in District 7070 to rebuild our Club Visioning Team.  We need volunteer facilitators. We will be holding a two hour virtual training of facilitators on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 9 am – 11 am. The training will mainly be on the new virtual version; however, the process is more or less the same for sessions where Club members meet in person.

For many years, District 7070 ran a very successful and appreciated Club Visioning program.  Two thirds of the Clubs in the District participated in the program.  Some Clubs went through the process each third or fourth year.  Over 100 Districts in Canada, the US, UK, Australia, and Scandinavia use the program, that was developed by Rotarians for Rotarians. During the last 18 months, the program has been updated.  The material has been aligned with RI’s new strategic plan.  A virtual model has also been developed.  It has been received favourably.  Many Clubs around the world have completed virtual visioning sessions.

If you are interested in becoming a Club Vision facilitator, please contact PDG Lars Henriksson, pdglars.henriksson@gmail.com  for more information.  You are also encouraged to visit www.rivisionfacilitation.org    This site will give you a good overview of the Club Visioning program.   

We Need District 7070 Visioning Team Facilitators  - REGISTER TODAY for Virtual Training on Saturday, January 15, 2022, 9 am – 11 am Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor & Chair District 7070 Visioning Team 2022-01-01 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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District Governor Ron Dick's January 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22
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In his January 2022 Newsletter, District Governor Ron Dick wishes everyone and safe and Happy New Year. He talks about Vocational Service , the theme for January 2022, and encourages everyone to register for the January 11 Tuesday Talks featuring Dr. Mathis Wackernagel, Founder and President, Global Footprint Network. Ron also asks everyone to register for the May13 - 15 District Conference and to stay tune to hear about our keynote speaker. ........

District Governor Ron Dick's January 2022 Newsletter Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22 2022-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

2021 Concert for Feed The Need in Durham - A Tremendous Success - Thank You to 8 Durham Region Rotary Clubs

Posted by Joe Solway, Rotary Club of Bowmanville
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Fourth Annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham on Sunday December 12, musicians from across the Durham Region gathered at the historic Regent Theatre in Oshawa to help feed their neighbours in the fourth annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham. Congratulations and a big thank you to coordinator Joe Solway (Rotary Club of Bowmanville), the many volunteers and talented musicians for donating their time and staging the Concert to Feed the Need in Durham.  Please Read more....

2021 Concert for Feed The Need in Durham - A Tremendous Success - Thank You to 8 Durham Region Rotary Clubs Joe Solway, Rotary Club of Bowmanville 2022-01-01 05:00:00Z 0
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Shelterbox Canada News for January 2022

Posted by Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada
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In her January 2022 Newsletter, Meg SchmeiderCommunity Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, asks if we know a realtor who shares the same values of peace, service, and friendship that we do? ShelterBox Canada has an opportunity for them to get involved in Rotary International’s commitment to disaster relief with our Buy a Home, Give a Home program. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News for January 2022 Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2022-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

Update from the Survey of District 7070 Clubs by the Environmental Action Committee
 

Posted by Nilam Bedi, Chair, District 7070 Environmental Action Committee
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In the first few months after its inception last year, the District 7070 Environmental Action Committee (EAC), surveyed clubs to establish a baseline of the environmental activities already taking place within District 7070 clubs, to gather ideas about environmental actions that could be shared and scaled across the District and to discover how the EAC can assist clubs in implementing and managing environmental initiatives. Recently, a year and a half into its mandate, EAC sent out a follow up survey to take stock of environmental action across the district a year later. We are pleased to report a response rate of almost 80%, which is phenomenal. The survey results show that clubs across the District 7070 can be proud of the way they have embraced environmental action. Take a look at these ideas for your club.......

Update from the Survey of District 7070 Clubs by the Environmental Action Committee  Nilam Bedi, Chair, District 7070 Environmental Action Committee 2022-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

Watch The Tuesday Talks Nov 9, 2021 - Rotary Foundation - Replay Now on our District 7070 You Tube Channel

Posted by Bob Wallace, Chair District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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Bob Wallace, District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair hosted November 2021's Tuesday Talks as we heard all about The Rotary Foundation -  "It's your money, here are ways to spend it". Bryn Stiles (Past Rotary International Director and this year's aide to the RI President for 2021-22, Shekhar Mehta) showed us where Rotary Foundation money is spent and the benefits. Then we heard from a Rotary Foundation Scholar, Dr. Charlotte Hunter, a family physician with a special interest in HIV/AIDS care, who currently works at the St. Michael's Hospital Academic Family Health Team and at Casey House. She was the District 7070 Global Grant Scholarship recipient for 2020-2021and completed her MSc Public Health degree at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in London, UK.   Here is the link.

Watch The Tuesday Talks Nov 9, 2021 - Rotary Foundation - Replay Now on our District 7070 You Tube Channel Bob Wallace, Chair District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2022-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

2020-21 Rotary Annual Report

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As 2021 comes to an end, it's important to look back at everything we have accomplished together this year. In 2021:

- 93 Rotary Fellowships allowed 60,000 participants to connect and make a difference

- 117 Rotary Peace Fellows studied at Rotary Peace Centers

-  Over $25 million was awarded in grants to support COVID-19 related service projects

What else did Rotarians accomplish this year? Find out in the 2021 Annual Report: https://on.rotary.org/3dCboyw

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Rotary Zone 28-32 - Life On land - Anchorage Alaska - Nov 3 to 5, 2022 - REGISTER TODAY 2021-12-29 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Zone 28-32 Bermuda Cruise - Sept 1 to 6, 2022 - Life Below Water - REGISTER TODAY - 2021-12-29 05:00:00Z 0

2021 - The Year that Set The Stage For A Polio Free World

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2021 may go down in history as the turning point in the global effort to eradicate polio. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, continued wild polio transmission in the remaining endemic countries and spreading outbreaks of circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses type 2 (cVDPV2), this year began with many challenges facing polio eradication efforts. But amid this new reality, countries and partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) intensified their efforts to protect children from lifelong paralysis...........

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Rotary Action Groups

Rotary Action Groups help clubs and districts plan and carry out community development and humanitarian service projects in their areas of expertise. The groups are organized by Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Rotary Peace Fellows with skills and interest in a particular field. Membership is open to anyone who wants to share their expertise to make a positive impact........

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Rotary's Float in the 2022 Tournament of Roses Parade - January 1, 2022

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2022 Rotary Rose Parade Committee Float Theme:

Changing Lives Through Education

The 2022 Rose Parade marks the 42nd consecutive year the RRPFC has spearheaded Rotary’s representation in America’s New Year Celebration.  This year’s theme, “Changing Lives Through Education,” aligns with one of Rotary’s seven areas of focus, Basic Education and Literacy.   A sixteen-foot-tall owl embodies both the spirit of self-improvement and Rotary’s determination to make the tools of education available to everyone in every land. Books, a quill pen and a hybrid apple/globe  symbolize the importance of education throughout the world........

Rotary's Float in the 2022 Tournament of Roses Parade - January 1, 2022 2021-12-29 05:00:00Z 0

Deadly Typhoon Strikes Philippines - Please Help TODAY

Posted by Stephanie Christensen Executive Director, ShelterBox Canada
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Disasters don't stop for the holidays, and late last week the Philippines was hit with a devastating super typhoon, causing massive destruction and deaths. We are extremely concerned about the situation in the Philippines. Almost 500,000 people have been displaced so far, and homes have been destroyed on a massive scale. The death toll also continues to rise. This is one of the worst storms we have seen so far in 2021. Wind speeds reached 195km/h (the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane) and brought torrential rain and flooding to some of the poorest areas of the country. Read more to see how Shelterbox is responding.....

Deadly Typhoon Strikes Philippines - Please Help TODAY Stephanie Christensen Executive Director, ShelterBox Canada 2021-12-20 05:00:00Z 0

Why Your Club Needs a Public Image Chair

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A Public Image Chair's job is to tell the stories of their Rotary or Rotaract club in ways that will inspire non-members to get involved. A successful chair helps the public understand what Rotary does and the impact Rotary makes locally and globally. Read more about Bernd Meidel in his blog post (here). 

Why Your Club Needs a Public Image Chair 2021-12-20 05:00:00Z 0
New People of Action Videos 2021-12-20 05:00:00Z 0

New Brand Center Resources to Promote Rotary

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A new webpage, Our Brand, can guide you in using Rotary’s logos, colors, and fonts to design flyers, brochures, presentations, and other promotional materials with a consistent look and feel. To get started, visit the Brand Center and go to the Our Brand tab. You can also go to the Help section to find answers to frequently asked questions about using the Rotary brand and our brand materials. Log into to MyRotary and visit the Brand Centre.

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Tuesday Talks Dec 14, 2021 -"Polio" One on One with Dr Bob Scott - Replay NOW Available on YouTube

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Please join us for the You Tube Replay of  "End Polio Now - A One on One Conversation with Past Rotary International Vice President Dr. Bob Scott" moderated by Lynda Kay, Past President of the Rotary Club of Cobourg.  Lynda  interviewed Dr. Bob as we focused on December - Disease Prevention Month.  Dr Bob Scott's leadership over the years has been a major influence on so many Rotarians to help eradicate polio from the face of the earth. You won't want to miss this one.

 
Tuesday Talks Dec 14, 2021 -"Polio" One on One with Dr Bob Scott - Replay NOW Available on YouTube 2021-12-15 05:00:00Z 0

January 13, 2022 Rotary International Membership Webinar - Engage Members, Deliver Value

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Throughout 2021-22, Rotary is hosting webinars that explore creative ways to increase our impact, expand our reach, enhance participant engagement, and increase our ability to adapt.  Join us on Thursday, 13 January, for Expanding Our Reach, the third webinar in our Engaging Members + Delivering Value series. In this webinar, we’ll learn how to think beyond traditional partnerships and build connections with people who share our commitment to service. Two sessions, at 11:00 and 18:00 (UTC-6), (12 Noon and 9 PM Eastern Time) will be offered.

You can watch recordings of the first two webinars in the series here: 
•    The State of Membership 
•    Enhancing Participant Engagement 

January 13, 2022 Rotary International Membership Webinar - Engage Members, Deliver Value 2021-12-10 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks - Jan. 11, 2022 - Supporting the Environment: Are we committed to our own success? - REGISTER TODAY

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Nilam Bedi, Chair, and all of the members of the District 7070 Areas of Focus Environment Committee invite YOU to hear our keynote speaker,  Dr. Mathis Wackernagel, Founder and President, Global Footprint Network. Dr. Wackernagel is an internationally recognized authority on developing metrics for ecological sustainability who published extensively and won numerous award for his work. 

Title:   Supporting the Environment: Are we committed to our own success?

The Topic of his Talk: The future has never been more predictable than today. We know that people will want to eat, sleep, be safely sheltered, and move around.. They will also live in a world with more extreme weather and climate change, as well as fewer ecological resources. We already have a massive overshoot of our demands upon the planet relative to what it can sustain. Dialling back this overshoot, even if we do it ultra-fast, will not be a quick-fix for the extreme weather and fewer ecological resources. What we also know for sure: humanity will get out of overshoot one way or another - the choice is merely whether it will be by design or through disaster. Therefore, communities, corporations or countries that do not prepare for this predictable future will be at a large disadvantage. What are we waiting for? What are our options? 

Be sure to register to hear Dr. Wackernagel Dr. Wackernagel explore these questions and learn how Rotarians can get involved in tackling the threats to our planet.

Tuesday Talks - Jan. 11, 2022 - Supporting the Environment: Are we committed to our own success? - REGISTER TODAY 2021-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

Branding -  A Way to Get Non-Rotarians to Know Us

Posted by Laura Spear, Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator, Zone 32
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A couple of weeks ago, my Rotary club co-sponsored a service project/fundraiser with another Rotary club and a partnering nonprofit. The event was held outside on a beautiful day. Our club had a shiny pull-up banner featuring members as People of Action, involved in numerous service projects. Across the back tent poles, we hung a banner with our club logo, created in Brand Center, and the official Rotary Azure leadership color for the background. We handed out printed versions of our brochure, which also featured members at service projects and was created in Brand Center......

Branding -  A Way to Get Non-Rotarians to Know Us Laura Spear, Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator, Zone 32 2021-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

December 12 - Concert for Feed The Need in Durham - You Are Invited

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Would you or your business like to sponsor our upcoming Concert to Feed the Need in Durham? We have several packages available. All sponsorships are greatly appreciated. Tickets now on sale for the fourth annual concert to Feed the Need in Durham!  A presentation of 8 Durham Rotary Clubs, this year’s concert will be staged at the historic Regent Theatre in Oshawa; where musicians from across the Durham Region will be gathering to help feed their neighbours in need. We have another great line-up of award winning performers from genres across the musical spectrum. It happens Sunday December 12th at 2pm.   For all of the detials, Please Read more......

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Shelterbox Canada News for December 2021

Posted by Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada
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In her December 2021 Newsletter, Meg SchmeiderCommunity Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, knows that Rotarians and everyone at Shelterbox do not stop for the holidays. She thanks Rotarians who have been relentless in the pursuit of providing lifesaving shelter this year through fundraising and on-the-ground support. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News for December 2021 Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2021-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

Donations to the Fires and Flood Disasters of British Columbia

Posted by Sherry Chamberlain, Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator - Zone 28

We are so appreciative of the funds donated thus far for the Wildfire victims and now with the Flood victims of BC. There have been some good news stories of the work that has been done through Rotary and we will submit for the next Zone 28 & 32 Newsletter. If you or your club would like to donate to the Pacific Northwest Rotary Disaster Recovery and Relief Efforts, you can do so as follows. Donations for fire or flood relief and recovery can be made to the Steveston Rotary Charitable Foundation in two ways:

  1. E-transfer   Send your e-transfers to society@stevestonrotary.ca

  2. Cheque.  Cheques made payable to the Rotary Club of Steveston Charitable Society can be sent to:

Rotary Club of Steveston, 12111 3rd Avenue, Richmond, B.C. V7E 3K1, Canada

You can specify in your notes if the donation goes to a specific area or disaster as well as just the overall efforts being done by Rotarians in Districts 5060, 5040 and 5050.

Donations to the Fires and Flood Disasters of British Columbia Sherry Chamberlain, Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator - Zone 28 2021-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS - A Meaningful First Step Forwarded

Posted by John Currie, Executive Director Honouring Indigenous Peoples
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We receive a lot of questions regarding land acknowledgements. Indigenous peoples have acknowledged their surroundings in statements long before the arrival of Europeans. Acknowledgments reference the people of the land and include specifics like the water, ancestors, animals, and plant life......

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS - A Meaningful First Step Forwarded John Currie, Executive Director Honouring Indigenous Peoples 2021-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

2024-25 District Governor Nominations to DG Ron Dick by January 7, 2022

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor
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District 7070 is still looking for Rotarians who are interested in leading our District as Governor in the 2024-25 Rotary year – July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025.  All Rotary Clubs in District 7070 are invited to submit suggestions to me on or before Friday, January 7th, 2022. Nomination forms should be scanned and sent by email to ron@rrdfsi.ca

2024-25 District Governor Nominations to DG Ron Dick by January 7, 2022 Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor 2021-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

36,000 Meals for Kids Against Hunger - Thank You Durham Region Rotary Clubs

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Members of the 4 Rotary Clubs of Oshawa, Oshawa-Parkwood, Whitby, Whitby-Sunrise, together with many family members joined forces, in a COVID responsible environment, and partnered with Kids Against Hunger Canada to purchase and to pack more than 36,000 meals, in one day, on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at the Jubilee Pavilion, in Lakeview Park, Oshawa , it was announced by the Ted Morrison, Past District Governor of Rotary International District 7070 and chair of the event......

36,000 Meals for Kids Against Hunger - Thank You Durham Region Rotary Clubs 2021-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Ron Dick's November 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22
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In his November 2021 Newsletter, District Governor Ron Dick talks about Rotary Foundation Month, including the District 7070 & Club Rotary Foundation Walks, World Polio day activities in District 7070, and the November Tuesday Talks featuring Past RI Director Bryn Stiles, who talks about the many activities supported by the Rotary Foundation including a recent recipient of Rotary Global Grant scholarship...........

District Governor Ron Dick's November 2021 Newsletter Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22 2021-11-01 04:00:00Z 0
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Get Your Club Zooming into Hybrid - Here's How - from the Tuesday Talk Special Tech Edition -  Watch It on the District 7070 You Tube ChannelWatch on the District 7070 You Tube Channel

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We've been zooming along for a while now.  Many of our clubs are looking forward to re-connecting in person.  But what if some of your club members have truly embraced remote meetings?  The next era of Rotary meetings are hybrid's.  That's right, a combination of in person and remote.  It's another new frontier! If you want to learn how to run great hybrid meeting so everyone is present, either remotely or in the room, please watch this special edition of Tech Tuesday Talks.  You'll hear from seasoned Rotarians who will show and tell what it takes to make a hybrid meeting great.  Learn from those in the know, best practices for sharing presentations, speakers, voice and background.  Gain from the experience of others.  Questions you may have, like "can you just put a laptop at the front of the room or do you need special technology or hardware?"  "Is it costly?"  "How "techy" does one need to be to run a hybrid meeting?"  Join us for answers to these and many other questions so your club can zoom into the frontier of hybrid Rotary meetings. The future is bright - it's hybrid!  Watch it on the Rotary District You Tube Channel today    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rotary+district+7070  . Please Read more to see the video.....

 

Get Your Club Zooming into Hybrid - Here's How - from the Tuesday Talk Special Tech Edition - Watch It on the District 7070 You Tube ChannelWatch on the District 7070 You Tube Channel 2021-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2021-22 ! - Part THREE - Dates are November 10, 17 and 24 - Register TODAY

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute
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In 2021, we are staying with our Rotary Leadership Institute programming in the virtual format as a result of the pandemic. Although we all appreciate that videoconference will never replace the personal connection that we get from meeting face-to-face, we still had a very successful program with overwhelming response and enthusiasm from Rotarians across the District. Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service will benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. This Rotary year, we will be maintaining our virtual format on the Zoom platform. Register right  here  for Part THREE.  First session is November 10 from 6 to 8 PM. Here are some important new details for 2021-22 .....

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2021-22 ! - Part THREE - Dates are November 10, 17 and 24 - Register TODAY Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2021-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks Dec 14, 2021 -"Polio" One on One with Dr Bob Scott

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Please join us for "End Polio Now - A One on One Conversation with Past Rotary International Vice President Dr. Bob Scott" moderated by Lynda Kay, Past President of the Rotary Club of Cobourg.  Lynda will interview Dr. Bob as we focus on December - Disease Prevention Month.  Dr Bob Scott's leadership over the years has been a major influence on so many Rotarians to help eradicate polio from the face of the earth. You won't want to miss this one. Details to follow. 

Tuesday Talks Dec 14, 2021 -"Polio" One on One with Dr Bob Scott 2021-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks Nov 9, 2021 - Rotary Foundation - Register TODAY

Posted by Bob Wallace, Chair District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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Bob Wallace, District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair invites us to Tuesday Talks to watch and hear "It's your money, here are ways to spend it". Please join us as Bryn Stiles (Past Rotary International Director and this year's aide to the RI President for 2021-22, Shekhar Mehta) will show us where Rotary Foundation money is spent and the benefits. Then we will see and hear from a Rotary Foundation Scholar, Dr. Charlotte Hunter, a family physician with a special interest in HIV/AIDS care. She currently works at the St. Michael's Hospital Academic Family Health Team and at Casey House. She is also the District 7070 Global Grant Scholarship recipient for 2020-2021. She completed her MSc Public Health degree at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in London, UK.   Read more.....

Tuesday Talks Nov 9, 2021 - Rotary Foundation - Register TODAY Bob Wallace, Chair District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2021-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada - A Success

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What a special night it was , as Durham College and Rotary invited the world to watch "LIVE” from Durham College's new Global Classroom on October 21, 2021.

Tune In Here and press play. https://tinyurl.com/28w4tmn2

The 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region (and the Rotary Club of Port Hope ), on behalf of your co-hosts, the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood and Durham College invited the world to District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 - Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada..........

District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada - A Success 2021-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE OCTOBER 2021 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. Please share this letter and keep our Rotary family informed. Make sure they all get a copy. The deadline for your story submissions is always 4 days prior to the end of the month. 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. 

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH

NEWSLETTERS:

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:

 
 

TO VIEW THE WHOLE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........

 
WELCOME TO THE OCTOBER 2021 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2021-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Ron Dick's October 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22
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In his October 2021 Newsletter, District Governor Ron Dick talks about some of his official visits to our clubs, and reminds us to join Tuesday Talks in October and to hear Past District Governor Ron Denham on Water projects world-wide, and tells us all to get the word out to everyone about World Polio Day, on October 24 and to join us on Oct 21 as we broadcast LIVE with Dr. Bob Scott moderating a live panel discussion of Distinguished Rotarians: RI President Shekhar Mehta, Vice President Valarie Wafer, International Polio Plus Chair Mike McGovern, and from Nigeria, Polio Plus Chair Dr. Tunji Funsho and by way of video a message from Incoming Rotary International President Jennifer Jones ...........

District Governor Ron Dick's October 2021 Newsletter Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22 2021-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  October 2021 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 October 2021 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund and to the PolioPlus Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. .......

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  October 2021 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2021-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation John Germ's October 2021 Newsletter

Posted by John Germ, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2021-22
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In his October 2021 message to Rotarians, John Germ, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, (and also Past President of Rotary International), reminds us about Polio Eradication that "it's not over til it's over. As we approach World Polio Day, John says that we are making progress, and that we have a unique opportunity to interrupt polio transmission. He talks about the Global Polio Eradiation Initiative's new strategy  and vaccine that will bolster our eradication efforts. John remains steadfast by saying that Rotary will continue to do the work that is necessary to protect the health of children everywhere. He urges all of us to raise awareness of Rotary’s role in polio eradication. And to double down on our commitment and keep raising $50 million each year for polio (which will be matched by the Gates Foundation again this year 2 to 1. Please read more ......

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation John Germ's October 2021 Newsletter John Germ, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2021-22 2021-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's October 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Shekhar Mehta, Rotary International President 2021-22
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In Shekhar Mehta's October 2021 Newsletter, our Rotary International President reminds us of "Each One, Bring One" membership initiative. He asks us to remember first moments of discovering the power of service and to to look beyond myself and embrace humanity. He challenges us to reignite the spark of service in ourselves or our clubs during, October — Community Economic Development Month and gives us examples how we can do just that. He reminds us that on October 24, World Polio Day, we’ll celebrate our tremendous progress in the effort to eradicate polio. But we also know the fight is not over. He will be joining us LIVE on the District 7070 broadcast "World Polio Day 2021 LIVE from the Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada". He asks us to join him, this month in becoming a good tenant of our planet by helping others to better themselves and their communities. Please read more .........

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's October 2021 Newsletter Shekhar Mehta, Rotary International President 2021-22 2021-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Vice-President & Director Valarie Wafer's October 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Valrie Wafer, Vice-President & Director , Rotary International
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In her  October 2021 Newsletter, Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer talks about the incredible celebration on September 2 when we graduated our district governors elect and heard from our inspirational leaders Trustee Barry Rassin and President Elect Jennifer Jones and the Governors Elect. She noted that the past 18 months have shown us that Rotary does not slow down during difficult times, in fact Rotary becomes stronger, with clear examples of Rotary in action. She reminded us of many event coming up : World Polio Day on October 24 (share your events with your community); our virtual Zone 28 & 32 summit November 2, 3 and 4th where together we will connect, be inspired and celebrate; the Rotary Foundation Gala planned for February 23rd and soon, Valarie will announce our Beyond Borders event for the Houston Convention..........

Rotary International Vice-President & Director Valarie Wafer's October 2021 Newsletter Valrie Wafer, Vice-President & Director , Rotary International 2021-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Board of Directors Strengthens Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

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When we tell Rotary’s story, we want to position ourselves as a just and welcoming organization that is open to all. As people of action, we do more when we do it together. The RI Board of Directors strengthened our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement with guidance from the DEI Task Force to ensure that our organization values and lives the principles of DEI. Use this statement to help you set specific, measurable goals for increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in your club’s culture. Please Read the statement.....

Rotary Board of Directors Strengthens Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement 2021-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

Celebrate Reconnect Week - October 4 - 10, 2021

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Engaging Rotary’s past program participants in club and district projects and meetings can be the key to making them feel that they have a place in Rotary. Rotary Reconnect Week, October 4 - 10, is a great opportunity to invite alumni to participate in a service project, have a party that celebrates alumni, or just encourage them to pursue membership. Many alumni crave a personal connection to Rotary after their programs. As we celebrate Reconnect Week, we invite former Rotaractors, Interactors, Earlyactors, Rotary Peace Fellows, Rotary Scholars, Rotary Youth Exchange students, and other alumni to renew their relationship with Rotary. Learn more.

Celebrate Reconnect Week - October 4 - 10, 2021 2021-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

Grow Rotary Through Each One, Bring One

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Rotary’s Action Plan is the bridge between what we are today and what we want and need to be. It is our plan for fulfilling our vision of a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change. Our members, as people of action, are the key to achieving any of the plan’s four priorities. So adding members allows us to achieve more. RI President Shekhar Mehta is deeply committed to growing and sustaining Rotary membership........

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New Areas of Focus Icons

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Rotary’s area of focus icons promote the causes that reflect the critical humanitarian issues that our members address worldwide. The Brand Center has newly redesigned graphics for individual areas of focus and the whole list in various colors and easier-to-use formats. You’ll also find guidelines for using them. Use these icons in social media, on websites, and in other materials to show the causes your club supports. Log into MyRotary and Download the icons.

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New Learning Center Course: Public Relations and Your Club 2021-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

New Videos in the Rotary Brand Center

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Log into MyRotary and visit the Brand Center to download Rotary’s latest videos. Videos can give viewers insight into a project and provide a visualization of its impact. You can post them on your club website and social media channels or share them with friends. In one of our newest videos, “Voices of Members,” be inspired by Rotary members from around the world talking about how they’ve been responding to COVID-19. It helps spread the word that we are people of action, even in the most challenging of times. Watch the videos here when you log into MyRotary

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Shelterbox Canada News for October 2021

Posted by Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada
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In her September 2021 Newsletter, Meg SchmeiderCommunity Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, says that each year,Rotary helps Shelterbox Canada to go further, support more people, and access areas that would otherwise be impossible to reach. Thanks to your support this past Rotary year we have been able to deliver aid to families recovering after disaster in India, Honduras, Philippines, Tanzania, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Ethiopia. Find out how your club can help and become a Shelterbox Hero. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News for October 2021 Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2021-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

DISTRICT 7070'S 2021 ROTARY FOUNDATION WALK IN TRENTON - A tremendous Success

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Thank you to the Rotary Club of Trenton President, Sandi Ramsey and Trenton Rotarian Gordon Bunt,  Assistant Governor Brenda Hellyer,  all the members of the Trenton Rotary Club, the Region #1 Rotary Clubs and the District Foundation Walk committee chair,  Thiva Kulasingam for a great District Foundation Walk!  Let's get our pledges in! Special Thank you to our District Governor Nominee John Burns for fantastic photos.  Lots more on Facebook ........

DISTRICT 7070'S 2021 ROTARY FOUNDATION WALK IN TRENTON - A tremendous Success 2021-09-27 04:00:00Z 0

Brand New "Grow Rotary Workshop" on October 16, 2021- REGISTER TODAY

Posted by Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee
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Are you interested in your club’s path to Grow Rotary?  Having a strong vibrant Rotary Club involves Membership - looking after our members ( new, seasoned and potential members),  and through our Public Image, reaching out to our communities,  showing them what we do and showing the power of what we can do -  and our through our Rotary Foundation and what it allows us to do.  Members of your Rotary Club's Membership committee, Public Image committee and Rotary Foundation committee are particularly encouraged to attend. We encourage at least 3 members from your club to attend so you can share the discussion and work on plans integrating Membership, Public Image and Foundation in your growth strategy. You will get some tips from clubs that have been successful in "Growing Rotary" right in their own clubs.

REGISTER TODAY and GROW YOUR CLUB PRESENCE.  - On October 16  from 9:30 am to 11:10 am -  the District Membership Committee is hosting a New Grow Rotary Zoom Meeting. Registration is now OPEN on the District 7070 website right here.  .......

Brand New "Grow Rotary Workshop" on October 16, 2021- REGISTER TODAY Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2021-09-24 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2021-22 ! - Part TWO - Start Date is October 13 - Register TODAY

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute
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In 2021, we are staying with our Rotary Leadership Institute programming in the virtual format as a result of the pandemic. Although we all appreciate that videoconference will never replace the personal connection that we get from meeting face-to-face, we still had a very successful program with overwhelming response and enthusiasm from Rotarians across the District. Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service will benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. This Rotary year, we will be maintaining our virtual format on the Zoom platform. Register  right here  for Part TWO. First session is October 13 from 6 to 8 PM. Here are some important new details for 2021-22 .....
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2021-22 ! - Part TWO - Start Date is October 13 - Register TODAY Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2021-09-24 04:00:00Z 0

Consistency Is The Key to Successful Communication

Posted by Liz Courtney, Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator,
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Liz Courtney, an assistant Rotary public image coordinator, explains why it’s important to consistently use logos and messaging when promoting your club. In her post, find a list of steps you can take to give your club a unified image, which will build trust in and awareness of your club. Please Read her blog.....

Consistency Is The Key to Successful Communication Liz Courtney, Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator, 2021-09-20 04:00:00Z 0

Calling The District 7070 Rotary Family to the September 26 Rotary Foundation Walk in Trenton, Ontario

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor and Chair District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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Trenton is anxiously awaiting your arrival for the 2021 Rotary Foundation Walk!

Join fellow Rotarians and their families and explore Trenton through your choice of walking routes.  Choose from the "around the park" 1K route or the "around the town" 5K route.  Check out this video of the 5K route to get a glimpse of the scenery you'll enjoy.  And scenery won't be all you'll get.  The walk will be supplemented with historical and interesting tidbits of information that are sure to spark your interest.  Lunch will be served free of charge. 

Due to COVID restrictions, this year we are having a morning and an afternoon walk.  Each walk can accommodate up to 100 participants.  A wonderful box lunch will be served  for you to enjoy enroute, in the park or on your way home.  Click here to register for the morning or afternoon walk or to volunteer.  (only registered guests will receive a lunch)

Calling The District 7070 Rotary Family to the September 26 Rotary Foundation Walk in Trenton, Ontario Bob Wallace, Past District Governor and Chair District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2021-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks - Oct 12, 2021 - WASH, Rotary and WASH-RAG - NOW on Rotary 7070 You Tube Channel

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Richard Mewhinney, Chair of the District 7070 Areas of Focus Action Committee introduced to our Rotary family  Past District Governor Ron Denham, Chair Emeritus of WASH-RAG. In the first of three Tuesday Talks, you will learn what we, Rotarians, can do to solve water, sanitation & hygiene problems and how Rotarians can change this dynamic to ensure sustainable , effective water or sanitation systems that serve  communities forever. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/le_kmSIVbKU

Tuesday Talks - Oct 12, 2021 - WASH, Rotary and WASH-RAG - NOW on Rotary 7070 You Tube Channel 2021-09-09 04:00:00Z 0

Youth Exchange - Rotary, Set, Grow!

Posted by Deb Murray, Past Chair, District Rotary Youth Exchange Committee, Current District 7070 Secretary - Technology
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Here we are in this exciting transition back to a new normal.  It’s an opportunity exploding with optimistic enthusiasm. Rotary International has given districts around the world the green light to reinstate the Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) programs.  District 7070 is committed to RYE long term program.  As our district embraces this decision, we are reaching out to clubs to embrace and commit too. Our clubs are the cornerstone of the Rotary Youth Exchange program.  It all starts with YOU! .......

Youth Exchange - Rotary, Set, Grow! Deb Murray, Past Chair, District Rotary Youth Exchange Committee, Current District 7070 Secretary - Technology 2021-09-08 04:00:00Z 0

Call for 2024-25 District Governor Nominations

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor
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District 7070 is looking for Rotarians who are interested in leading our District as Governor in the 2024-25 Rotary year – July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025.  All Rotary Clubs in District 7070 are invited to submit suggestions to me on or before Friday, January 7th, 2022. Nomination forms should be scanned and sent by email to ron@rrdfsi.ca

Call for 2024-25 District Governor Nominations Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor 2021-09-06 04:00:00Z 0

The Latest News from Honouring Indigenous People

Posted by John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People

Here is the latest Honouring Indigenous People Rotary News and Events, projects, blogs, photos, films, and resources. There are many major initiatives and resources available to you and your Rotary club, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your Club can help.  Our District 7070 Action Committee's Areas of Focus Coordinator is John Currie from the Pickering Rotary Club. John is also the  Executive Director of H I P and Past President of the Rotary Club of Pickering. He can be reached at john.currie@pickeringrotary.ca .   If you have a good news story, please send it to John. Here are some highlights .........

The Latest News from Honouring Indigenous People John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Ron Dick's September 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22
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In his September 2021 Newsletter, during Basic Education and Literacy Month, District Governor Ron Dick talks about his many DG visits to clubs in August and challenges every club to add the “Free Reading Program” to their club website. He invites everyone to register today for the September 14 Tuesday Talks on Youth Service, and asks us to get ready with our pledges and donations for our Rotary Foundation Walk in Trenton on September 26 ...........

District Governor Ron Dick's September 2021 Newsletter Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Vice-President & Director Valarie Wafer's September 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Valrie Wafer, Vice-President & Director , Rotary International
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In her  September 2021 Newsletter, in Basic Education & Literacy Month, Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer talks about one of Rotary International President Shekhar's overarching themes this year empowering girls with a focus on improving health, education, well-being and economic security of girls across the globe. She also talks about Dr. Tanyss and Gem Munro and that Amarok Society and how they teach mothers to teach children in the slums of India........

Rotary International Vice-President & Director Valarie Wafer's September 2021 Newsletter Valrie Wafer, Vice-President & Director , Rotary International 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
The Latest News from the  WASH Rotary Action Group 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  September 2021 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 September 2021 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund and to the PolioPlus Fund, and to the Endowment Fund, and attend the Rotary Foundation Walk on September 26 in Trenton, Ontario. .......

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  September 2021 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

In Memory of our Rotarians - September 2021

It is always with great sadness when we loose members of our District 7070 Rotary family. Everyone in District 7070 wants to expresses their deepest sympathies to our extended Rotary family. Please send your notices to Newsletter Editor Dave Andrews at dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com .....

 

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Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation John Germ's September 2021 Newsletter

Posted by John Germ, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2021-22
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In his September 2021 message to Rotarians, John Germ, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, (and also Past President of Rotary International), says , "If you can dream it, you can do it" (one of John's mottos). He knows that that literacy is, for many, the first step out of poverty. He says that our solution, in the form of a district grant or global grant, will be tailored for each community. And if it’s a Rotary grant, John adds that you can bet it will be well-planned, strategic, and most of all, sustainable.  He adds, "Rotary’s passion for literacy and education projects is well-known. So is our commitment to make them happen". Please read more ......

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation John Germ's September 2021 Newsletter John Germ, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2021-22 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's September 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Shekhar Mehta, Rotary International President 2021-22
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In Shekhar Mehta's September 2021 Newsletter, our Rotary International President talks about  September being Basic Education and Literacy Month in Rotary.   He says that enhancing literacy skills is critical, especially for girls and women, literacy can be a life-or-death issue. He adds. "Empowering people through education is among the boldest goals we have as Rotarians".  He is asking each club, starting this month, to consider how your club can Serve to Change Lives through literacy  Please read more .........

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's September 2021 Newsletter Shekhar Mehta, Rotary International President 2021-22 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Here's the Latest News from BELRAG (Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group) 

Posted by Courtney Doldron, Assistant Governor District 7070
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Basic Education & Literacy Month takes on even greater importance for Rotarians this year, as we come to see the the profound impact of the pandemic on education and literacy. As one of our seven Areas of Focus, Rotarians understand the critical importance of literacy. BELRAG (Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group) supports Rotarians to to address these challenges  to enable children  to be confident readers and learners. BELRAG is offering three excellent opportunities  to assist clubs and districts in their outreach to support literacy in their communities.....

Here's the Latest News from BELRAG (Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group) Courtney Doldron, Assistant Governor District 7070 2021-08-30 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Elect Graduation - Sept 23 at 7 PM - Open to everyone  - Register TODAY

Join us for a special graduation ceremony for our 2022-23 District Governors who have completed their Zone-level training sessions!  Join fellow Rotarians and Rotaractors from across Canada and the north-east USA. Meet Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones and Past Rotary International President and Rotary Foundation Trustee Barry Rassin. Hear from Rotary International Vice President Valarie Wafer and cheer on our incoming District Governors for 2022-23.Live Keynote speakers and Q and A with them if time permits. Registration is Free. CLICK HERE to REGISTER

District Governor Elect Graduation - Sept 23 at 7 PM - Open to everyone - Register TODAY 2021-08-30 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Clubs Receive their 2020-21 Rotary Citation

Posted by Mark Chipman, Past District Governor
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Congratulations to the 24 clubs within District 7070 that received the 2020-21 Rotary Citation, the most significant award a Rotary club can achieve from Rotary International! Please Read more to find out the Citation Awardees.....

District 7070 Clubs Receive their 2020-21 Rotary Citation Mark Chipman, Past District Governor 2021-08-29 04:00:00Z 0

A Clubrunner Website Refresh Program for Your Club  - Available NOW - Sign Up Your Club TODAY - Program Discount from District 7070 Filling Up Fast  - Only 3 Spots Open - Register TODAY

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor
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To Rotarians in District 7070:

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

DO MORE TOGETHER; USE CLEAR AND CONSISTENT MESSAGING; BUILD AWARENESS OF AND PRIDE IN THE ROTARY BRAND; AND HELP CLUBS TAKE MEANINGFUL ACTION

To assist the Rotary Clubs of District 7070 achieve their Strategic Action goals, the District Public Relations Committee is introducing a Rotary Club ClubRunner website refresh Program available for your club TODAY. Please Read more......

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A Clubrunner Website Refresh Program for Your Club  - Available NOW - Sign Up Your Club TODAY - Program Discount from District 7070 Filling Up Fast  - Only 3 Spots Open - Register TODAY Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada

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District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 - Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada on October 21 form 7:00 to 8:30 pm (Toronto Time). Here is the link and be sure to see (see the Class Page for a sneak preview right HERE). The 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region (and the Rotary Club of Port Hope ), on behalf of your co-hosts, the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood and Durham College invite you to District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 - Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada on October 21 form 7:00 to 8:30 pm (Toronto Time).  The event, LIVE from The Rotary Global Classroom features a panel discussion featuring Dr Bob Scott,(Past Rotary International Vice-President  and Immediate Past Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee ), Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta, Valarie Wafer (Vice Presdient of Rotary International) , Mike McGovern, (the current Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee, and Dr. Tunji Funsho, Chair of Nigeria's Polio Plus Committee. We will also hear from Jennifer Jones, incoming Rotary International President as well. Together, they will update all of us about Rotary's efforts with our Global Polio Eradication initiative Partners and our challenge, going forward to End Polio Now.........

District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0
What Are your Plans for World Polio Day 2021 ? 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

SEPT 26 - DISTRICT 7070'S ROTARY FOUNDATION WALK IN TRENTON

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Save the Date. Sunday, September 26, 2021, from 9 am to 12 noon for the Rotary Foundation Walk in Trenton, Ontario. We are having an in-person walk this year for Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, the whole District 7070 Rotary family. . Please stay tuned for more information. .....

SEPT 26 - DISTRICT 7070'S ROTARY FOUNDATION WALK IN TRENTON 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2021-22 ! - Part One - Start Date is Sept 15 - Register TODAY

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute
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In 2021, we are staying with our Rotary Leadership Institute programming in the virtual format as a result of the pandemic. Although we all appreciate that videoconference will never replace the personal connection that we get from meeting face-to-face, we still had a very successful program with overwhelming response and enthusiasm from Rotarians across the District. Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service will benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. This Rotary year, we will be maintaining our virtual format on the Zoom platform. Register  right here  for Part One . Here are some important new details for 2021-22 .....
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2021-22 ! - Part One - Start Date is Sept 15 - Register TODAY Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Stirling's Shelterbox  Challenge to District 7070 Clubs

Posted by Lianne Radocsay - President, Rotary Club of Stirling
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To our Rotary family in District 7070,

The Rotary Club of Stirling is going to donate $5,000 to ShelterBox and the Haiti Disaster Relief Fund. That is equivalent to approximately $175 per member. We, a smaller rural club, challenge other clubs in District 7070 to recognize our commitment of $175/member and give generously. The current goal as shown in District Governor Ron Dick's weekly email to Club Presidents is is $35,000. With over 1,800 active members in District 7070 we should be able to far exceed that amount if all Clubs participate.

Prior to the discussion about Haiti, we discussed our recent yard sale which was held in the hot and humid weather. It was an extreme amount of work but each day we were able to go home to a satisfying meal, a warm shower, a nice bed, and many other comforts of home. We raised close to $5,000 at our yard sale. It was an unanimous decision to give $5,000 to ShelterBox and the Haiti Disaster Relief Fund. 

Fellow District 7070 Clubs and Rotarians, please accept our challenge!

Yours In Rotary,

Lianne Radocsay

President, Rotary Club of Stirling

Rotary Club of Stirling's Shelterbox Challenge to District 7070 Clubs Lianne Radocsay - President, Rotary Club of Stirling 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada Emergency News for September 2021 - The Haiti Earthquake

Posted by Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada
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In her September 2021 Newsletter, Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, says, "We can’t predict disasters, but with your support, we can be ready to respond providing displaced families with the life-saving aid they need right when they need it most."  Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada Emergency News for September 2021 - The Haiti Earthquake Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2021-08-27 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. ......

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Tuesday Talks - Sept 14, 2021 - Youth Service in District 7070 - Register TODAY

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Please join us on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 7 PM for Tuesday Talks on "Youth Services - Get Involved" , hosted by the Leaders of the District 7070 Youth Services Committees. Find out how your club can become more involved in so many services to our Youth, here in District 7070, in southern Ontario: Earlyact, Interact, Rotaract, and International Youth Exchange. Listen to the leaders: Heather Drakes, Chair of District 7070 Earlyact; Laura Bradford, Chair District 7070 Interact; Shauna Moore, Chair District 7070 Rotaract; and Stacey Chikoto, our District 7070 Rotaract Representative

Register here https://bit.ly/2WnFKzo .

 

Tuesday Talks - Sept 14, 2021 - Youth Service in District 7070 - Register TODAY 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

Watch "Global Citizen Live" on September 25

Rotary International is proud to be a partner:    24 hours. 6 continents. 1 incredible event to defend the planet and defeat poverty! We are excited to join @GlblCtzn and the world's biggest stars for #GlobalCitizenLive on Sept. 25 all around the world! Find out how you can watch anywhere:  https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/live/?utm_source=referral_partner&utm_medium=partner_unspecified_generaltoolkit&utm_campaign=global_gclive_engagement&utm_content=ctaaction_link

Watch "Global Citizen Live" on September 25 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

An August 24 Update on PolioPlus in Afghanistan 

Posted by Michael McGovern, Rotary International PolioPlus Committee Chair
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Here is an Update from Mike McGovern, Rotay International Polio Plus Committee Chair, compliments of Scott Boucher's Facebook post in Rotary District 7790 page..... 

An August 24 Update on PolioPlus in Afghanistan Michael McGovern, Rotary International PolioPlus Committee Chair 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

Two District 7070 Global Grant Scholarship Recipients for 2021-22

Posted by Ross Bowser, Co-Chair District 7070 Global Grant Scholars Committee

The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation recently confirmed the award of two District 7070 Global Grant Scholarships  for the  2021-2022  academic year.  Global Grant Scholarships are US$30,500  scholarships for postgraduate work in any  Rotary  Area of Focus . Rotary International's Global Grant Scholarship program began as the Ambassadorial Scholarship Program in 1947.  More than 40,000 men and women from over 100 countries have  studied abroad under this program.  Acknowledged as the world’s largest privately funded international scholarship program, today’s Global Grant Scholars are expected to be ambassadors for Rotary and Canada to their host countries. We are pleased to announce this year's recipients......

Two District 7070 Global Grant Scholarship Recipients for 2021-22 Ross Bowser, Co-Chair District 7070 Global Grant Scholars Committee 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Exchange is Back !!!

Posted by Beth Selby, Past District Givenror and Chair , District 7070 Youth Exchange
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The global pandemic put a pause on the Rotary Youth Exchange program.  Rotary International has confirmed that districts may resume sending and hosting students as of July, 2022.  The District Rotary Youth Exchange Committee is seeking support from our District's Rotary Clubs to select an Outbound Student in the Fall, 2021 and host an Inbound Student for the 2022-2023 school year.

Our District has successfully supported Outbound and Inbound Students for numerous years.  Students' participation in the program provides them with an opportunity to attend a secondary school, be hosted by a Rotary club, live with Host Families, experience a new culture, perhaps learn a new language, and make life-long friendships.

A ClubRunner Event request was sent to Club Presidents outlining timelines and requesting a commitment.   

If you have any questions, please contact PDG Beth Selby, Rotary Club of Cobourg (selbyandvail@gmail.com; 905-372-1514).

Rotary Youth Exchange is Back !!! Beth Selby, Past District Givenror and Chair , District 7070 Youth Exchange 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

Important Update - Honouring Indigenous Peoples Youth to Youth Program for 2021 and 2022

Posted by John Currie, Exectuive Director Rotary HIP , and Past President Rotary Club of Pickering
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Thank you for your interest and support for the HIP / District 7070/7010 Y2Y Engagement event at Camp Kawartha in early October.   The organizing committee met last week and considered feedback and the impact of COVID developments on the plans.   The Y2Y initiative is a solid program that has been well received, however safety is a primary concern. With the recent increase in COVID cases and the uncertainty of the impact on youth going back into classrooms in September, there is potentially considerable risk to youth being placed in camp rooms together overnight. The committee has taken the concerns seriously and is re-engineering and extending the program.     Please Read more.....

Important Update - Honouring Indigenous Peoples Youth to Youth Program for 2021 and 2022 John Currie, Exectuive Director Rotary HIP , and Past President Rotary Club of Pickering 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks - August 10 - Marketing & Social Media Tips for Your Club  - Watch It on Rotary District 7070 You Tube Channel 

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Watch the  August  'Tuesday Talks' now available on the District 7070 You Tube Channel -  "Your Club Website and Social Media Tips" . We are very fortunate to have the timely topic of websites and social media presented by Melissa Wells of Ex Nihilo Website Designs. Her marketing tips for your club were outstanding. 

Melissa brought the expertise of being a Rotarian, A Clubrunner expert and a web developer to maximize value for your club Technology budget. Melissa  gave  a  brief run through of the steps of the District 7070 Website Refresh Program that she has completed with over 60 Rotary Clubs and will include many examples of completed sites. Her main focus was on marketing strategy for your club and many tips on how to leverage your website into both social and traditional media and how to draw hits to your website, in other words- Online marketing 101. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAkmltxbtP8.

 
Tuesday Talks - August 10 - Marketing & Social Media Tips for Your Club - Watch It on Rotary District 7070 You Tube Channel 2021-08-11 04:00:00Z 0

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

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

Want help With Your Club's Public Image ? Just Ask The Rotary Public Image Committee Rob MacArthur, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Attention Rotarians and Rotaractors: We Invite You to Join our Public Image Committee and Help Rotary & Rotaract Clubs Boost Their Public Image

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

We are looking for Rotaractors and Rotarians who have experience in the field of Public Relations, Social Media platforms, and news writing. We want you to use those attributes to assist clubs and our Committee . Are you that Rotarian?  Are you that Rotaractor? If you are interested, please contact Dave Andrews at 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 this Dsitrict Newsletter too, for some idea of what we do. 

 

Attention Rotarians and Rotaractors: We Invite You to Join our Public Image Committee and Help Rotary & Rotaract Clubs Boost Their Public Image David Andrews, Chair, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

 Rotary Zone 28 & 32 Website -  Your Club's Source for Rotary News, Events & Connections  - Use Them on Your Website and in Your Club Social Media

Rotary International Zones 28 & 32 (formerly Zones 24 & 32) is a community of Rotarians, spanning two languages, four countries and seven time zones: Bermuda, Canada, France and the United States. It is you and me.

The Zone Website is filled with news from around the Rotary world, and even in our own backyard. Please take a look at the Zone website and you will find monthly Beyond Borders Newsletters,  letters from our Rotary leaders, dates and sites of our Rotary Zone Conferences which you can attend, Rotary events in our own backyard, Resources on membership, The Rotary Foundation and Public Image, and a section called Great Ideas To Share (Best Practices you can use and share with your members), membership webinars , and up to the minute news and download files. Enjoy.

Rotary Zone 28 & 32 Website - Your Club's Source for Rotary News, Events & Connections - Use Them on Your Website and in Your Club Social Media 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

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

We now have a new and refreshed District 7070 Website. Be sure to take a look at the change over the next short period of time. Be sure to register for your club's website refresh too.  In the meantime, check out the resources and articles available to you today.  Use them on your club website, and as posts in your social media accounts.

Have you checked out our District 7070 Website lately?  https://rotary7070.org/

Have you checked out the up-to-the-minute scrolling stories that you can share with your members and post on to your club website and social media pages? Have you checked out the new concise menu tabs? Have you seen all of the links at the bottom of the page?  There's more good news here... Please Read more.....

Be Sure To Use the Newly Refreshed Rotary District 7070 Website - As A Resource for Your Club 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

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

Posted by Rob MacArthur, District Public Image Committee
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What is Your Club's Online Presence?  Do You Even Have One? Does it represent your club members? Does it tell the Rotary story of who you are and what you do?

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

Rotary Public Image Tips To Boost Your Club's Online Presence - Try These Tips - And We Can Help Too - Just Ask Rob MacArthur, District Public Image Committee 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
Will Your Club Receive The Rotary Citation In  2021-22 ? - Here's How 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

A Rotary Public Image Tip - Use the Resources on the District 7070 YouTube Channel - Subscribe Today - No Charge

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee

Have you seen all of the videos on our District 7070 YouTube channel ? Subscribe TODAY. Use the videos. Put them on to your club website and social media accounts. It will help your club tell the story of Rotary and show how your club members are People of Action in your community and around the world! People’s perception of Rotary comes from their experiences with our clubs and programs, along with the stories we tell and the videos & images we share.

Compelling, consistent brand communications — together with a great experience — can help us engage and attract more members, donors, and partners. Use our District 7070 YouTube channel to share videos that reflect Rotary’s initiatives and projects both locally and globally. These videos can be posted to your social media pages and shared at your meetings.

Please send us any appropriate videos from your club events/meetings to be included on our channel (send to suepmiller@rogers.com). Go to https://bit.ly/3dz2iBt and subscribe so you don’t miss a thing. There's more.....

 

A Rotary Public Image Tip - Use the Resources on the District 7070 YouTube Channel - Subscribe Today - No Charge Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

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

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Rotary and our Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners have launched the Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-2026: Delivering on a Promise to overcome the remaining challenges to ending polio, including last year’s increase in polio cases caused by a pause in vaccination campaigns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders from Pakistan and Afghanistan — the last two countries where wild polio remains endemic — have recommitted to working with the GPEI to improve vaccination campaigns and reach at-risk children. As long as polio exists anywhere, it remains a threat everywhere.

In addition to providing a roadmap to eradication, the new strategy calls for renewed political and financial commitments from governments and donors to achieve a polio-free world. Learn more about the action underway to eradicate polio.

Rotary's Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-26 - Delivering On A Promise 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Use the Clubrunner  App And CONNECT with All Rotarians in District 7070 - Here's How 

Posted by Deborah Murray, Chair, District 7070 Administration & Support

What's Larry's Email Address?

 It was a rainy day when I got the call.  

 He needed to know, right away,

 "What's his email" he did say. 

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

 The magic we found, by bringing it down

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

With rushing to cheer, the awakening is here! 

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

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

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

 
Use the Clubrunner  App And CONNECT with All Rotarians in District 7070 - Here's How  Deborah Murray, Chair, District 7070 Administration & Support 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

The Latest News on Polio Eradication from Rotary & GPEI - Global Polio Eradication Initiative

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Follow the latest news on Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio, every week. Here is a link to the latest cases. See the country-specific section and more details, right here at http://polioeradication.org/polio-today/polio-now/this-week/

The WHO Executive Board is meeting this week in Geneva, Switzerland.  Among other global public health topics, Member States will discuss both polio eradication and polio transition/post-certification.

Read the latest polio snapshot from Afghanistan to see information on cases, surveillance and vaccination campaigns.

Read the latest polio snapshot from Pakistan to see information on cases, surveillance and vaccination campaigns.
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EMBRACE THE LOGO - It's Our Global Recognition

Posted by Past RI President Holger Knaack and Past TRF Chair Ravi Ravindran
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Here is a letter from Past Rotary International President Holger Knaack and Past Rotary Foundation Chair of the Trustees Ravi Ravindran. It is a Call To Action. They are asking Rotary, Rotaract and Interact clubs to update their logos to align with our brand standards. This means using the template in the Rotary Brand Center to create a club logo and then using it consistently, like on club websites, social media accounts, and signage, to name a few.......

EMBRACE THE LOGO - It's Our Global Recognition Past RI President Holger Knaack and Past TRF Chair Ravi Ravindran 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Nov 2 - 4, 2021 Our Rotary Zone 28 & 32 Summit - Better Together - Free on Zoom - REGISTER TODAY

Join us for the Zones 28 & 32 2021 free Virtual Zone Summit, November 2, 3 and 4 at 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT each day. Register now - CLICK HERE!  On Zoom and FREE.

Tuesday, November 2nd, we connect as we focus on leadership, and gather for our Beyond Borders event and class reunion dinners! Enjoy the one and only "DoGoodery" Chris Wells as he opens our event!  Your MC for the evening is Sherry Chamberlain

Wednesday, November 3rd, we inspire as we hear amazing stories about service and innovation from our clubs and districts.

Thursday, November 4th, we celebrate as we roll-out the red carpet and present our district Foundation and Membership awards!  Entertainment including international recording artist Martin Kerr. Speakers include Zone Summit host R.I.V.P. Valarie Wafer, Rotary Foundation Trustee Dean Rohrs, Zone Summit Chair and Director Elect Drew Kessler & Event MC Peter Schultz........ Please Read more.......

 

Nov 2 - 4, 2021 Our Rotary Zone 28 & 32 Summit - Better Together - Free on Zoom - REGISTER TODAY 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Get In The Facebook Group - It's Time to "Get The Word Out" and Grow Your Club, Raise Money, and Get Attention

Posted by Michael Angelo Caruso, Rotary Zone 28 East Public Image Coordinator

Michael Angelo Caruso, our Rotary Zone 28 East Public Image Coordinator has created this Facebook group to help the best service organization get even better at marketing and the art of public image. JOIN TODAY.  

https://www.facebook.com/groups/getthewordoutnow

The ideas that you see will help you get more visitors, populate your events and raise more money for your club Feel free to ask questions and share ideas.......

Get In The Facebook Group - It's Time to "Get The Word Out" and Grow Your Club, Raise Money, and Get Attention Michael Angelo Caruso, Rotary Zone 28 East Public Image Coordinator 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

"Grow Rotary Workshop" on September 11, 2021- REGISTER TODAY

Posted by Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee
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Are you interested in your club’s path to Grow Rotary?  Having a strong vibrant Rotary Club involves Membership - looking after our members - new, seasoned and potential, Public Image – reaching out to our communities showing them what we do and showing the power of what we can do -  and our Foundation and what it allows us to do.  Members of your Rotary Club's Membership committee, Public Image committee and Rotary Foundation committee are particularly encouraged to attend. We encourage at least 3 members from your club to attend so you can share the discussion and work on plans integrating Membership, Public Image and Foundation in your growth strategy.

REGISTER TODAY and GROW YOUR CLUB PRESENCE.  - On September 11  from 9:30 am to 11:10 am -  the District Membership Committee is hosting a New Grow Rotary Zoom Meeting. Registration is now OPEN on the District 7070 website right here.  .......

"Grow Rotary Workshop" on September 11, 2021- REGISTER TODAY Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Ron Dick's August 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22
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In his August 2021 Newsletter, during Membership Month, District Governor Ron Dick talks about Rotary International President, Shekhar Mehta, challenge for every Rotarian to “Each one Bring one” and every Rotary District to form 2 new Rotary and / or Rotaract Clubs; the charter of our newest Rotary Club of GOALS; our District New Members Get Together and Grow Rotary Sessions; our August "Tuesday Talks" with Melissa Wells on your Club website refresh and social media tips; and Ron's first in-person hybrid meeting...........

District Governor Ron Dick's August 2021 Newsletter Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2021-22 !

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute
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In 2020, we moved our Rotary Leadership Institute programming into a virtual format as a result of the pandemic. Although we all appreciate that videoconference will never replace the personal connection that we get from meeting face-to-face, we still had a very successful program with overwhelming response and enthusiasm from Rotarians across the District. Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service will benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. This Rotary year, we will be maintaining our virtual format on the Zoom platform. Here are some important new details for 2021-22 .....
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2021-22 ! Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

August is Membership & New Club Development Month

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? President Shekhar says ' "Each One, Bring One". 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......

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July 13, 2021 "Tuesday Talks"  - What's happening in District 7070 This Year?  - Watch It on the District 7070 You Tube Channel TODAY

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If you missed our first 'Tuesday Talks' of the new Rotary Year on July 13 with District Governor Ron Dick you may have missed "What’s Happening in District 7070 this year" . Be sure to go to the Rotary District 7070 You Tube Channel and hear DG Ron Dick talk about what is planned for the Rotary year, learn about the District Strategic Actions for 2021-2022, and hear updates from the Environmental Action, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, and Leadership Development District Committees.  

 

July 13, 2021 "Tuesday Talks" - What's happening in District 7070 This Year? - Watch It on the District 7070 You Tube Channel TODAY 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

New Members Zoom Get-Together  - Register TODAY for AUG 25, 2021

Posted by Virginia O'Reilly, Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee
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Are you a new Rotary or Rotaract member in the last two years? Are you an older member who would like to learn even more about Rotary?

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ROTARY???

On Wednesday, August 25 from 7 to 8 pm the Rotary District 7070 Membership Committee is hosting a fourth New Member Zoom get-together. There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often there is not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it. So join us as we share more Rotary basics and not-so-basics. Bring any questions you might have!

The session will be of particular interest to members who have joined Rotary in the past two years.

THESE ARE FOR YOU !!! -  Anyone who has joined Rotary in the last few years is invited to participate. There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often there is not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it.  So join us as we share some Rotary basics and not so basics.  And bring any questions you might have!  A Zoom link will be sent to those who register. There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it. Please join us as we share more Rotary basics and not so basics. Bring any questions you might have!  The session will be of particular interest to members who have joined Rotary in the past 2 years but anyone who wants to know a little more about Rotary is most welcome.

For more information and to register go to https://rotary7070.org/event/membership---new-members---session-1/

Everyone is welcome to join but these sessions are specially designed for new members who've joined in the past 2 years. If you know a new member, please encourage them to join.  Potential members welcome too,  although they will need to be registered as a guest by a Rotarian. Rotarians from all over District 7070 enjoyed the November 25,in 2020 and February 18 and April 8 in 2021 Get Togethers. We are all looking forward to the next one from  7-8 pm on Wednesday August 25, 2021.

For more details and to see the recordings of the August 20, Nov 25 and Feb 18 and Apr 8 New Members Zoom Get Togethers which are now in the District 7070 Ypu Tube Channel and in Membership Tab of the District 7070 Website, please Read more......

New Members Zoom Get-Together - Register TODAY for AUG 25, 2021 Virginia O'Reilly, Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

The People of Action Campaign Helps You Bring Your Rotary Story To Life - Here's How

The People of Action campaign helps you bring your Rotary story to life by showing Rotary members as the #PeopleOfAction we are. We share a unique passion for taking action to improve their communities and the world to create lasting change. Telling your "People of Action" stories in a meaningful, coordinated way builds the public’s understanding of who you are and what you do. It highlights the impact we make in our communities and around the world. Learn how to tell your People of Action story and help answer the question, “What is Rotary?”

The People of Action Campaign Helps You Bring Your Rotary Story To Life - Here's How 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Why Is Rotary Branding So Important To Your Club?

Posted by Liz Thiam, Rotary Brand Specialist

As a Rotary brand specialist, I see Rotary signs everywhere. I guess you could say it’s an occupational hazard. Even my children spot Rotary signs wherever we go. So when I attended a local Rotary event in my hometown last year, I couldn’t help but notice how Rotary’s logo was being used. At first, I was thrilled to see the club’s logo featured on a banner welcoming attendees. But then......

Why Is Rotary Branding So Important To Your Club? Liz Thiam, Rotary Brand Specialist 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

You Can Help Rotary Reach our PolioPlus Fundraising Goal In This Rotary Year - Here's How

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Rotary is committed to raising $50 million per year to end polio. Again, for the 2021-22 Rotary year, with donations matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, every contribution goes even further to eradicate polio. One dollar from you and two dollars from the Gates Foundation. Make your donation to PolioPlus and help us deliver vaccinations to communities around the globe. Please DONATE TODAY. 

You Can Help Rotary Reach our PolioPlus Fundraising Goal In This Rotary Year - Here's How 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Youth to Youth Engagement Event - Oct 8, 9 and 10, 2021 -  from Honouring Indigenous Peoples - This Is Your Rotary Call to Action 

Posted by Bill Empey - District 7070 Representative for HIP

Honouring Indigenous Peoples has launched a new opportunity for Youth in our District, and with our neighbours in District 7010 and the Indigenous communities within the Williams Treaty area, called the Williams Treaty Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) Engagement Circle on October 8, 9 and 10, 2021.  There is a letter for clubs (shown below), and flyers to share the word as well.  Please feel free to contact Bill Empey at the Rotary Club of Toronto  with any questions or concerns.  He can be reached at empey@prismeconomics.com .

We are asking for our Rotary Clubs for their support for a Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) learning experience involving Indigenous and Non- Indigenous youth in grades 9 to 11 . This Y2Y engagement opportunity has been developed by HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples) and co-created by a strong list of stakeholders including Indigenous Elders, Teachers, Education Counselors, Knowledge Keepers, Rotarians and other ethical leaders. Building on the success of HIP’s earlier programs, Y2Y engagement circles focus on peace and reconciliation while inspiring youth to work together and take action towards becoming good stewards of the land. What is HIP's Youth to Youth (Y2Y) Engagement? .... Please read more.....

Youth to Youth Engagement Event - Oct 8, 9 and 10, 2021 - from Honouring Indigenous Peoples - This Is Your Rotary Call to Action Bill Empey - District 7070 Representative for HIP 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Youth to Youth Engagement Event - Oct 8, 9 and 10, 2021 -  from Honouring Indigenous Peoples - Let's All Get Involved

Posted by Bill Empey - District 7070 Representative for HIP

Honouring Indigenous Peoples has launched a new opportunity for Youth in our District, and with our neighbours in District 7010 and the Indigenous communities within the Williams Treaty area, called the Williams Treaty Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) Engagement Circle on October 8, 9 and 10, 2021.  There is a letter for clubs (shown below), and flyers to share the word as well.  Please feel free to contact Bill Empey at the Rotary Club of Toronto  with any questions or concerns.  He can be reached at empey@prismeconomics.com . Let's all get involved.

We are asking for our Rotary Clubs for their support for a Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) learning experience involving Indigenous and Non- Indigenous youth in grades 9 to 11 . This Y2Y engagement opportunity has been developed by HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples) and co-created by a strong list of stakeholders including Indigenous Elders, Teachers, Education Counselors, Knowledge Keepers, Rotarians and other ethical leaders. Building on the success of HIP’s earlier programs, Y2Y engagement circles focus on peace and reconciliation while inspiring youth to work together and take action towards becoming good stewards of the land. What is HIP's Youth to Youth (Y2Y) Engagement? .... Please read more.....

Youth to Youth Engagement Event - Oct 8, 9 and 10, 2021 - from Honouring Indigenous Peoples - Let's All Get Involved Bill Empey - District 7070 Representative for HIP 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News for August 2021

Posted by Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

In her August 2021 Newsletter, Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, says,"We can’t predict disasters, but with your support, we can be ready to respond providing displaced families with the life-saving aid they need right when they need it most."  Here's more of thenew Shelterbox "Stock The Box" Program in her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News for August 2021 Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Picton Assumes Stewardship of The Picton Rotary Woods Walkway in Macauley Mountain Conservation Area

Posted by Rick Jones, Public Relations Chair, Rotary Club of Picton

When Rotary International announced that the environment was to be the seventh area of focus, the Rotary Club of Picton was ready to go into action. The club was already involved in the six avenues of service including vocational support, community service and international outreach along with active support of youth through scholarships and exchange programs. Many members felt that more was needed. Here is what they did....... 

Rotary Club of Picton Assumes Stewardship of The Picton Rotary Woods Walkway in Macauley Mountain Conservation Area Rick Jones, Public Relations Chair, Rotary Club of Picton 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary District 7070 AIDS & Community Health Walk for 2021 is On Til Sept 30, 2021

Posted by Nick Ryall, District 7070 Chair of RADAR (Rotary Action for the Development of AIDS Responses)
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For over a decade, the generous members of Rotary District 7070 have supported the Rotary Pokerwalk for HIV/AIDS, and for that I thank you. Last year, in response to the Covid-19 Crisis, the walk made two distinct pivots. The first was expanding our reach to all community health. Through that change we established 2020’s Residual Beneficiary as FeedOntario. 

The second pivot was to move the walk-a-thon online. And though we had no evidence that this would be successful, over 100 participants submitted walk videos and over $25,000 was raised. With the crisis ongoing, we are keeping the walk online once again this year and encourage all of you to submit videos either walking alone or in appropriately sized groups. Please Read more.....

 
Rotary District 7070 AIDS & Community Health Walk for 2021 is On Til Sept 30, 2021 Nick Ryall, District 7070 Chair of RADAR (Rotary Action for the Development of AIDS Responses) 2021-07-27 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada

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The 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region (and the Rotary Club of Port Hope ), on behalf of your co-hosts, the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood and Durham College invite you to District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 - Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada. The event will run from 7 pm to about 8:30 pm live from The Rotary Global Classroom featuring Dr Bob Scott,(past Rotary International Vice-President  and Immediate Past Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee ), Valarie Wafer, (Vice-President and Director of Rotary International) and Mike McGovern, (the current Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee). We are awaiting confirmation of additional senior Rotary International leaders as well. Together, they will update all of us about Rotary's efforts with our Global Polio Eradication initiative Partners to End Polio Now.........

District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada 2021-07-26 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Willowdale - A Trip that Began a Journey: Supporting J.K. Nyerere Primary School in Tanzania
 

Posted by Margaret & Riyaz Adat

Sometimes a trip to another country is just the start of a longer and much richer journey.

In 2007, Riyaz and Margaret Adat, (members of the Rotary Club of Willowdale) along with their two sons Anil and Seth, took a trip to Northern Tanzania to go on safari. In addition to having an exotic vacation, Riyaz wanted to show his family the country in which he had grown up. While the family of four was awed by the natural beauty of the National Parks they toured, they also became increasingly aware of the many children they encountered each day walking to and from school – all without shoes, lunches or textbooks. This reality became a topic of conversation over their evening meals. “After much discussion, we decided that we wanted to focus on helping to improve the lives of local students,” Riyaz explains. “Since we were unsure of how to proceed, we asked our tour guide/driver, David Laizer, to source a suitable school. Two days later he drove us to J.K. Nyerere Primary School in Arusha.”.......

Rotary Club of Willowdale - A Trip that Began a Journey: Supporting J.K. Nyerere Primary School in Tanzania  Margaret & Riyaz Adat 2021-07-26 04:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks - August 10 - Your Club Website & Social Media Tips - REGISTER TODAY

Don't miss the August  'Tuesday Talks' on August 10 from 7 - 8 PM, titled, "Your Club Website and Social Media Tips" . We are very fortunate to have the timely topic of websites and social media presented by Melissa Wells of Ex Nihilo Website Designs.

Melissa brings the expertise of being a Rotarian, A Clubrunner expert and a web developer to maximize value for your Technology budget. Melissa will give you a run through of the steps of the District 7070 Website Refresh Program that she has completed with over 60 Rotary Clubs and will include many examples of completed sites. She will provide you with many tips on how to leverage your website into both social and traditional media and how to draw hits to your website, in other words- Online marketing 101. Register today: https://rotary7070.org/event/tuesday-talks/
 

Tuesday Talks - August 10 - Your Club Website & Social Media Tips - REGISTER TODAY 2021-07-14 04:00:00Z 0

A Rotary Public Image Tip - Increase Your Club's Visibility - TAG Rotary 7070 - Here's How

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee

Calling all District 7070 Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs!  Increase your club’s visibility. TAG US ! 

Tag Rotary District 7070 in all of your appropriate social media posts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) so we can share your news and events. We have lots of followers who would like to see your posts!

District Social Media Tags:

Facebook: @rotary7070
Instagram: @rotaryd7070
Twitter: @rotary7070

Be sure to go to District 7070's Facebook Page, Twitter and Instagram Accounts - borrow and share our posts on your club's social media. Boost Your Rotary Image TODAY.

Use the hashtag: #rotary7070" in all of your posts. We can then share them on the District 7070 social media accounts. 

A Rotary Public Image Tip - Increase Your Club's Visibility - TAG Rotary 7070 - Here's How Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Tips To Boost Your Club's Online Presence

Posted by Rob MacArthur, District Public Image Committee
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What is Your Club's Online Presence?  Do You Even Have One? Does it represent your club members? Does it tell the Rotary story of who you are and what you do?

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

Tips To Boost Your Club's Online Presence Rob MacArthur, District Public Image Committee 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Subscribe to the District 7070 YouTube Channel - Start Using The Resources  TODAY - New Videos Being Added All The Time

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee

Have you seen what is on our District 7070 YouTube channel ? Subscribe TODAY. Use It TODAY. It will help your club tell the story of Rotary and show how your club members are People of Action in your community and around the world! People’s perception of Rotary comes from their experiences with our clubs and programs, along with the stories we tell and the videos & images we share. Compelling, consistent brand communications — together with a great experience — can help us engage and attract more members, donors, and partners. Use our District 7070 YouTube channel to share videos that reflect Rotary’s initiatives and projects both locally and globally. These videos can be posted to your social media pages and shared at your meetings.

85 Videos (and counting) that are broken down into the following playlists:

  • Rotary District 7070

  • District 7070 Taking Action Locally

  • District 7070 Taking Action Globally

  • District 7070 Workshops

  • Tuesday Talks

  • Rotary International

  • Rotaract

  • End Polio

  • Director's Dialogue

Check out our new Rotary District 7070 YouTube channel! Whether you want to catch up on a Tuesday Talk, see videos of our clubs taking action locally or globally, share an engaging video from Rotary International on your social media or at a club meeting…it’s all there and more. Please send us any appropriate videos from your club events/meetings to be included on our channel (send to suepmiller@rogers.com). Go to https://bit.ly/3dz2iBt and subscribe so you don’t miss a thing.

Subscribe to the District 7070 YouTube Channel - Start Using The Resources TODAY - New Videos Being Added All The Time Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

What Is Your Club's Public Image? Does Your Club Even Have One? Where does your club fit in? Does It Reflect You and Your Members? Need Some help? Just Ask Us

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

If you would like to know where your club is and/or get some help in removing those issues, or, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rotary District 7070's very own PI PI(Public Image Public Investigator) Rob MacArthur at info@robmac.orgREMEMBER: Another investigation will be take place in the Fall of 2021 after clubs have had their websites refreshed. Has your club improved your Public Image?

What Is Your Club's Public Image? Does Your Club Even Have One? Where does your club fit in? Does It Reflect You and Your Members? Need Some help? Just Ask Us Rob MacArthur, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

The District 7070 Rotary Club Clubrunner Website Refresh  - Available NOW - Sign Up Your Club TODAY

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor

To Rotarians in District 7070:

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

  • DO MORE TOGETHER

  • USE CLEAR AND CONSISTENT MESSAGING

  • BUILD AWARENESS OF AND PRIDE IN THE ROTARY BRAND

  • HELP CLUBS TAKE MEANINGFUL ACTION

To assist the Rotary Clubs of District 7070 achieve their Strategic Action goals, the District Public Relations Committee is introducing a Rotary Club ClubRunner website refresh Program available for your club TODAY. Please Read more......

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The District 7070 Rotary Club Clubrunner Website Refresh - Available NOW - Sign Up Your Club TODAY Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

A Call to Action  - EMBRACE THE LOGO - Together we can unite Rotary

Posted by Past RI President Holger Knaack and Past TRF Chair Ravi Ravindran

Here is a letter from Past Rotary International President Holger Knaack and Past Rotary Foundation Chair of the Trustees Ravi Ravindran. It is a Call To Action. They are asking Rotary, Rotaract and Interact clubs to update their logos to align with our brand standards. This means using the template in the Rotary Brand Center to create a club logo and then using it consistently, like on club websites, social media accounts, and signage, to name a few.......

A Call to Action - EMBRACE THE LOGO - Together we can unite Rotary Past RI President Holger Knaack and Past TRF Chair Ravi Ravindran 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0