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

Our District 7070 newsletter is meant to keep everyone in our Rotary family up to date on latest news from around the Rotary world, from the clubs in our District, from the various committees in District 7070 and beyond. We send it out to all active Rotarians and post it on to our District Facebook page. We ask that you share this letter and keep our entire Rotary family and friends informed. Make sure they all get a copy. The deadline for your story submissions is always 4 days prior to the end of the month. Check out our District 7070 Facebook Page, Twitter, Instagram accounts and our District 7070 website for the latest news about Rotary here in southern Ontario and around the world. 

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH

NEWSLETTERS:

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:
 

CONFERENCES AND CONVENTIONS:

 
IN MEMORIUM:
 
TO VIEW THE WHOLE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........
 
WELCOME TO THE FEBRUARY 2023 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2023-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

The February 2023 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 and the entire Leadership Team

Posted by Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32
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To embrace current technology and to be a resource to all members of Zone’s 28/32 the current newsletter is being transitioned to an interactive blog style format that will be managed and moderated by the Zone leadership team. Look for the In The Zone February 2023 video from Drew Kessler, our Rotary International Director, available on February 1,, 2023 in the February 2023 District 7070 Newsletter version that will be published on our District website or on the Rotary Zone 28 and 32 website . ......

The February 2023 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 and the entire Leadership Team Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32 2023-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

In Memory of our Rotarians - February 2023

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

 

In Memory of our Rotarians - February 2023 2023-02-01 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.....

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February 23, 2023 - Rotary's 118th Birthday AND World Understanding and Peace Day

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 February 23 is Rotary’s 118th Birthday. That day is also called World Understanding and Peace Day. On February 23, 1905, little did Paul Harris and his three friends realize what they were starting when they met in room 711 of the Unity Building in Chicago. We have come a long way, since then, but we still have a long way to go to achieve goodwill, peace, and understanding among all people of the world. And there is more to read....... 

February 23, 2023 - Rotary's 118th Birthday AND World Understanding and Peace Day 2023-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Ian Riseley's February 2023 Newsletter

Posted by Ian Riseley, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2022-23
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In the Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation (and Rotary International Past President)  Ian Riseley's February 2023 Newsletter, he says that as we celebrate Rotary’s 118th anniversary and Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month, we can be proud of the many ways Rotary promotes peace. Without The Rotary Foundation, and your support of it, none of that would be possible. He adds that you and I are also part of a peace organization. This reputation has been earned through literacy projects that help people expand their minds and viewpoints. And through water, sanitation, and hygiene projects that create common ground for communities in conflict. The most visible face of this cause is the Rotary Peace Centers program, now in its 21st year. Today, more than 1,600 Rotary Peace Fellows are advancing the cause of peace in more than 140 countries. You can directly support this work through the Foundation by visiting rotary.org/donate and selecting the peacebuilding and conflict prevention area of focus. Past President Ian also encourages us to contribute to the Ian and Juliet Riseley Endowed Fund in The Rotary Foundation to support peace projects....

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Ian Riseley's February 2023 Newsletter Ian Riseley, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2022-23 2023-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

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. It is more relative in 2023 than ever before. 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 2023-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Heads Up on Altering the Rotary Logo

Posted by David Andrews, Chair, District 7070 Public Image Committee
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I have  noticed that some Rotary Clubs in our District are altering the Rotary logo for use in the marketing and promotion of their various events and projects.

This sends the wrong signal to the public. Many do not know who we are now and with different “looks” to our logo just makes it worse. Please use the Rotary Voice and Visual Guidelines  ( see : https://my.rotary.org/en/document/tell-rotarys-story-voice-and-visual-identity-guidelines-rotarians ) and USE ONLY THE ONE ROTARY LOGO in your marking and public relations initiatives. That would include your website , all social media sites and any signs you may have created.  We continue to strive for One clear consistent look and message in all that we do, to ensure that everyone knows our “Rotary” message.....

Heads Up on Altering the Rotary Logo David Andrews, Chair, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2023-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones' February 2023 Message

Posted by Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President 2022-23
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In President Jennifer Jones'  February 2023 Message, she talks about our work with empowering girls and women which is much more than creating equity — sometimes, it’s about health or education. Other times it’s about providing safety. Regardless of the path, it’s always about basic human rights. Jennifer adds that we can do more to empower girls and women, and we can expand how we share the progress Rotary members and our partners have made toward this goal. She says that together, we can address the needs and inequities that girls throughout the world face daily. But we must also monitor the impact of these projects and create awareness of Rotary resources and subject matter experts, including Rotary Action Groups, The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers, Rotary Peace Fellows, and others. She encourages all of us to tell the stories of our initiatives that have a positive impact on the lives of women and girls. This last point is near and dear to her heart. This means sharing our stories on social media, through local news outlets, in this magazine, and wherever we can inspire others...........

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones' February 2023 Message Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President 2022-23 2023-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

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

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

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  February 2023 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2023-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Wellington Rotary Club Maple Syrup Sales  - PRE-ORDER NOW

Posted by Ken Robertson, President, Rotary Club of Wellington
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The Wellington Rotary Club is getting ready for our third annual Maple Syrup fundraiser. Over the past 2 years this event has raised nearly $20,000 with monies going to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. This year we will again be selling 750 mL bottles of local maple syrup for $20 a bottle. For those interested in pre-ordering please contact Yvonne Buys at y.buys@utoronto.ca – given past experience this will sell out fast. Alternatively, as we have done in previous years, Clubs could partner with us by bulk purchasing bottles without labels at a discount price to be sold locally. For more details please contact Yvonne.

Wellington Rotary Club Maple Syrup Sales - PRE-ORDER NOW Ken Robertson, President, Rotary Club of Wellington 2023-01-31 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Iosif Ciosa's February 2023 Newsletter

Posted by Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor , 2022-23
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In his February 2023 Newsletter, District Governor Iosif Ciosa talks about February and the importance of it being Peace Building and Conflict Prevention Month and asks us to carry out projects in the important area of focus . He talks about Rotary's 118th Birthday (also called World Understanding and Peace Day) and urges us to register for District 7070's WORLD UNDERSTANDING AND PEACE DAY SYMPOSIUM on Feb 23. He asks us to  to celebrate Rotary’s 118th Birthday! Make sure to share pictures on social media and with Dave Andrews and asks us . Perhaps, use the 23rd of February to make a donation to the Rotary Foundation, it is our Charity ......... 

District Governor Iosif Ciosa's February 2023 Newsletter Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor , 2022-23 2023-01-31 05:00:00Z 0

 District Governor for the Rotary 2025-2026 year will be Niecy Dillon-Tyrovolas from the Rotary Club of Whitby-Sunrise - Pending the District Approval Process

Posted by Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor
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It is with great pleasure that I announce the result of the selection process for the role of District Governor for the Rotary 2025-2026 year is Niecy Dillon-Tyrovolas from the Rotary Club of Whitby-Sunrise

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, 2023.  In the absence of any challenges, the selection of Niecy Dillon-Tyrovolas as District Governor for District 7070 for the year 2025-2026 shall be declared official as of February 13th, 2023.

Special thank you to all who participated in the selection process.

Iosif

Iosif Ciosa 

District Governor-District 7070 2022/2023 

District Governor for the Rotary 2025-2026 year will be Niecy Dillon-Tyrovolas from the Rotary Club of Whitby-Sunrise - Pending the District Approval Process Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor 2023-01-30 05:00:00Z 0

2023 – zero-dose children in seven subnational consequential geographies hold key to success

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Polio programme must keep clear focus in 2023 on adapting operations amid broader humanitarian emergencies

2023 is a critical year for the global effort to eradicate polio.  It is the year where all remaining poliovirus transmission globally is slated to be fully interrupted, per the GPEI Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-2026.  A unique epidemiological window of opportunity is presenting itself at the start of the year, that we must capitalize on.  So what is the programme’s focus for achieving success this year?  The answer is:  reaching zero-dose children in the most consequential geographies.......

2023 – zero-dose children in seven subnational consequential geographies hold key to success 2023-01-30 05:00:00Z 0

District 7070 International Women's Day - March 8, 2023 - EMBRACE EQUITY - Join Us In Person or On Line - REGISTER TODAY

Posted by Johanna de Boer, Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise
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Come embrace women and equity in Rotary District 7070 as we celebrate the women of Rotary District 7070 !  We gather on March 8th @ 6pm in the Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in a hybrid setting (In person and online) to celebrate fellowship and hear from female leaders of Rotary District 7070.  Reception from 6 to 7 pm. Broadcast starts at 7 pm. Registration fee of $5.00 payable at the door for the IN Person event. Parking will be in Founders Lot 2 . Parking will be $3.00  Guest speakers include Niecy Dillon, Rachel Boyd, Kaitlyn Almeida and Elizabeth Compton.

Please join us for an evening where we embrace equity to forget and harmony and unity, driving success for all. Please register for the IN PERSON  event right here

OR

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

If you have any questions, please contact Johanna de Boer, Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise at jdeboer@rogers.com
District 7070 International Women's Day - March 8, 2023 - EMBRACE EQUITY - Join Us In Person or On Line - REGISTER TODAY Johanna de Boer, Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise 2023-01-29 05:00:00Z 0

Council On Resolutions - November 2022 Results

The Council on Resolutions meets online every year to vote on proposed resolutions and urgent enactments. Resolutions are requests to the Board or the Trustees to take an action that is outside the purview of the constitutional documents. Ideally, a resolution should affect the Rotary world, rather than address local or administrative issues. An urgent enactment is a change to the constitutional documents, proposed by the RI Board, that the Board has determined cannot wait until the next Council on Legislation, which is held every three years. Representatives from all Rotary districts vote on items proposed by clubs, districts, the RI Board, and the general council or conference of RIBI. Adopted resolutions are then considered by the RI Board or The Rotary Foundation Trustees. Urgent enactments that have been adopted will amend the constitutional documents, and will take effect one month after the Council on Resolutions report has been sent. The 2022 Council on Resolutions concluded in November with the adoption of eight resolutions for the RI Board to consider. Read them at my.rotary.org/cor/vote.

Council On Resolutions - November 2022 Results 2023-01-27 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation Trustees Vote to Create Targeted Funds to Aid Pakistan and Ukraine

The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation voted on 8 January to create separate funds to assist two areas — Pakistan and Ukraine — that are facing extreme need. The Pakistan Flood Response Fund and the Ukraine Response Fund are being established to address the humanitarian crises caused by devastating flooding in Pakistan and the war in Ukraine. Through these new funds, donors will soon be able to give directly to relief efforts led by Rotary members. More information about the funds, including how you can make online donations, contribute District Designated Funds (DDF), and apply for grants, will be available in the coming weeks.

Rotary Foundation Trustees Vote to Create Targeted Funds to Aid Pakistan and Ukraine 2023-01-27 05:00:00Z 0

Membership - Filling A Need to Serve

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Brian Goerdt is pretty good at figuring out how things work. A computer consultant, he’s built his business on managing complex projects and streamlining business needs. So when he was 2021-22 president-elect of the Rotary Club of Bettendorf, Iowa, he wanted to analyze what factors helped the club succeed. He calls what he found the "secret sauce" of membership growth. It has, he says, three ingredients:

Invite people to join.

Connect with them.

And engage them in projects that serve the community.

That secret sauce must be making Rotary membership in Bettendorf a tasty proposition.  Read more to find out how.....

Membership - Filling A Need to Serve 2023-01-27 05:00:00Z 0

Check You Club's Public Image Checklist

Rotary’s public image is shaped by the actions of every member, from how we conduct ourselves in meetings to how we represent Rotary at events and respond to needs in our communities. The club public image committee’s role is to create and implement a plan to tell Rotary’s local story, promote the club’s activities in the area, and raise awareness of Rotary’s work around the world. This list will help you assess how well your committee is shaping Rotary’s image.

Check the Club Public Image Checklist. See how mnay checks you have accomplished , and start working on the rest of the checks.   Here is the checklist. 

Check You Club's Public Image Checklist 2023-01-23 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium (RYLS) is May 11 - 14, 2023 - APPLY TODAY

Posted by Past District Governor Mark Chipman
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The 2023 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium (RYLS) is taking place, May 11-14, 2022 at the Ganaraska Forest Centre!  The 3-night experience is geared toward youth between the ages of 17-23 and will offer an inspiring program including: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Reconciliation and Land Based Education, Hands-on Activities, Group Dynamics, Public Speaking, Outdoor Survival and GPS Geocache adventures along with campfires, friendship and tons of fun and learning!!!  All this for only $375 per participant which covers all programs, accommodation, and meals.  Rotary Clubs are encouraged to find and sponsor eligible participants within their community, as well as members of the Rotaract and Interact Clubs that they host.  There are only 30 spots available! 

Online applications and further details are now available on the Rotary District 7070 website and all District social media.  Please Read more.....  

Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium (RYLS) is May 11 - 14, 2023 - APPLY TODAY Past District Governor Mark Chipman 2023-01-22 05:00:00Z 0

YOU ARE INVITED to Help the Rotaract Club of Toronto Support the St. James Town Community Arts Teen Jazz Program - Karaoke Fundraiser on FEB 23, 2023 at 7 PM

Posted by Lara Valles, President , Rotaract Club of Toronto
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The Rotaract Club of Toronto is supporting the St. James Town Community Arts (SJTCA) to start a teen choir in February 2023 and YOU are invited to help. The Club needs lots of volunteers to help support this incredible opportunity, and best news is anyone is welcome and you don't need to have any musical background. You can sign up here and note that if you are planning to help directly with the youth you will need to get a Vulnerable Sector Check.  Please share with your friends and family, including any youth who live in the St. James neighbourhood in Toronto and would be interested in joining.  

Rotaract Toronto Karaoke : February 23, 2023:  For details, Please Read more.....

YOU ARE INVITED to Help the Rotaract Club of Toronto Support the St. James Town Community Arts Teen Jazz Program - Karaoke Fundraiser on FEB 23, 2023 at 7 PM Lara Valles, President , Rotaract Club of Toronto 2023-01-20 05:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News for February 2023

Posted by Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

In her  February 2023 Newsletter, Meg SchmeiderCommunity Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, provides an update on how Rotary and Shelterbox in Ukraine. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News for February 2023 Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2023-01-19 05:00:00Z 0

Our 2024-26 Rotary International Director for Zone 28 & 32

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Chris Etienne, Past District Governor from District 6290, was selected as the 2024-2026 Rotary International Director for Zone 28 

The Zone 28 Nominating Committee met at the end of September and selected 2007-2008 District 6290 Governor Chris Etienne to serve as 2024-2026 Rotary International Director, representing our paired Zones (28 & 32). Her nomination, should there be no challenge per the Rotary International Bylaws, becomes official after December 1, 2022. She will follow current Director Drew Kessler from Zone 32 and serve on the Board of Directors beginning July 1, 2024. Chris is an Associate Broker for Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty and Director of Leasing for Bay Harbor Company in Bay Harbor, Michigan. She has had a career in real estate since 2001 and has been in sales for more than 30 years, previously as Vice President of Treasury Management Sales for National City Bank. Chris is currently serving as Vice President of the Emmet Association of Realtors. She obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland European Division in Heidelberg, Germany, and her MBA from Lake Superior State University......

Our 2024-26 Rotary International Director for Zone 28 & 32 2023-01-17 05:00:00Z 0
Does Your Club Have a Web Presence ? 2023-01-17 05:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Says Thank You Rotarians

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To the Rotarians in Rotary District 7070, you have helped make 2022 an incredibly impactful year. Thank you so much for your continued support and generosity. Your generosity means a lot to us, but your compassion means so much more to the families receiving support. In 2022, more than 400,000 people received shelter and aid thanks to you. You support made it to 12 different countries following disasters and conflicts. I cannot thank you enough for your continued support.

Please read more......

 
Shelterbox Says Thank You Rotarians 2023-01-17 05:00:00Z 0

A New Resource: Leveraging Local Events to Grow Rotary - A Membership & Marketing Guide

Leveraging Local Events to Grow Rotary: A Membership and Marketing Guide  is now available. It explains each step of creating a strategic plan to turn the increased interest that comes from big Rotary events into membership growth. You’ll find tips for creating a strong leadership team, getting clubs ready for growth, planning promotions, and approaching prospective members. The guide also has links to these new resources:

A New Resource: Leveraging Local Events to Grow Rotary - A Membership & Marketing Guide 2023-01-17 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation Annual Report 2021-22

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I believe every Rotary member is an optimist. We believe that for every challenge, there is a solution—finding it is what people of action do. 2022 was a time of unique action and progress. We introduced a DEI Code of Conduct, celebrated a decade of partnership ShelterBox, and raised money for those impacted by the war in #Ukraine. What will your club accomplish in 2023? How will you be #PeopleOfAction? I can't wait to see what Rotary accomplishes in 2023. Find our 2022 annual report here: https://on.rotary.org/3GDZ7r6

Rotary Foundation Annual Report 2021-22 John Hewko, General Secretary, Rotary International 2023-01-17 05:00:00Z 0

Prospective Member Outreach Template for Clubs

Use these customizable scripts to communicate with prospective members assigned to your club through the Manage Membership Leads page in My Rotary. Modify the text based on your needs and update the prospective member’s status at each step. It’s important that every club have a process to manage the membership leads assigned to them. We want each prospective member to receive a response and have a positive interaction with Rotary.

Here are some scripts: https://msgfocus.rotary.org/c/19h6LJ7stTX3SYJNE6MIlc3Ki09hE

Prospective Member Outreach Template for Clubs 2023-01-17 05:00:00Z 0

RI President Elect Gordon McInally Announces his 2023-24 Theme

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Rotary International President-elect R. Gordon R. McInally called for members to capture the world's attention and lead the way toward possibilities far beyond our current expectations. McInally, a member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, West Lothian, Scotland, revealed the 2023-24 presidential theme, Create Hope in the World, to the 500 District Governors , during the Rotary International Assembly in Orlando, Florida, USA, on January 9, 2023. He urged members to promote peace in troubled nations, help those affected by conflict, and maintain the momentum of initiatives begun by past leaders.....

RI President Elect Gordon McInally Announces his 2023-24 Theme 2023-01-12 05:00:00Z 0

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

Our District 7070 newsletter is meant to keep everyone in our Rotary family up to date on latest news from around the Rotary world, from the clubs in our District, from the various committees in District 7070 and beyond. We send it out to all active Rotarians and post it on to our District Facebook page. We ask that you share this letter and keep our entire Rotary family and friends informed. Make sure they all get a copy. The deadline for your story submissions is always 4 days prior to the end of the month. Check out our District 7070 Facebook Page, Twitter, Instagram accounts and our District 7070 website for the latest news about Rotary here in southern Ontario and around the world. 

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 JANUARY 2023 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2023-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

The January 2023 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 and the entire Leadership Team

Posted by Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32
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To embrace current technology and to be a resource to all members of Zone’s 28/32 the current newsletter is being transitioned to an interactive blog style format that will be managed and moderated by the Zone leadership team. Here is the In The Zone January 2023 video from Drew Kessler, our Rotary International Director and the entire Zone 28 and 32 Leaders . ......

The January 2023 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 and the entire Leadership Team Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32 2023-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

Tag Rotary District 7070 in ALL of Your Club's appropriate social media posts - And Share Rotary's posts on your Club's Social Media

Calling all District 7070 Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs! Increase your club’s visibility. Tag us in all 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

Follow all Rotary International social media accounts and be sure to turn on notifications. This way, you won’t miss a post. And follow all Rotary District 7070 Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts and share them on your social media pages.  There is more....

Tag Rotary District 7070 in ALL of Your Club's appropriate social media posts - And Share Rotary's posts on your Club's Social Media Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2023-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Uxbridge Charitable Foundation completes disbursement of funds for tornado relief - THANK YOU

Posted by Julie Weiss, Rotary Club of Uxbridge

Rotary Club of Uxbridge Charitable Foundation completes disbursement of funds for tornado relief.

THANK YOU ROTARY CLUBS.......

In the aftermath of the EF2 tornado that caused devastation and hardship in Uxbridge on May 21, 2022, the Township of Uxbridge asked The Rotary Club of Uxbridge Charitable Foundation to become the central vehicle to receive and disburse monetary donations to assist those affected. “Rotary is a trusted partner in our community, and well-equipped to assist. We knew they would be ready to help in any way they could. They didn’t disappoint.” said Mayor Dave Barton. “This wasn’t an easy task, and we are grateful to Rotary for stepping up to help the Community in a time of need”........

Rotary Club of Uxbridge Charitable Foundation completes disbursement of funds for tornado relief - THANK YOU Julie Weiss, Rotary Club of Uxbridge 2023-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones' January 2023 Newsletter

Posted by Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President 2022-23
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In President Jennifer Jones'  January 2023 Newsletter, she talks about the single most important factor in member satisfaction is the club experience - how at home you feel in your club, how rewarding club meetings are, and how engaged you feel in service projects. In her tour of clubs, she sees that when members feel an emotional connection to their club, they cannot imagine leaving. She says, "But there’s something else that makes an enormous difference in building and sustaining that connection. It’s the comfort and care of our members. ... We do this by taking time for each other, actively listening to one another, and treating every Rotary member as equally valuable — no matter how long we have been a member or what position we hold.". She concludes with an "ASK"...  "I have one last request for club leaders. We still need to do more worldwide to increase our female membership. It’s up a bit this year, but I know we can and must do better. Rotary is growing again. As I write this, we’re just a handful of members away from surpassing 1.2 million Rotarians again. So let’s redouble our efforts to bolster our clubs with great new members, then keep them for life by providing comfort and care"..........

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones' January 2023 Newsletter Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President 2022-23 2023-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News for January 2023

Posted by Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

In her January 2023 Newsletter, Meg SchmeiderCommunity Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, provides an update on how Rotary and Shelterbox in Ukraine. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News for January 2023 Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2023-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

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

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

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  January 2023 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2023-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

2022 Concert for Feed The Need in Durham - Hosted by the Rotary Clubs in Durham Region  - Another Huge Success - Thanks Joe

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The Fifth Annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham  on SATURDAY DECEMBER 10, 2022, that featured musicians from across the Durham Region at The BILTMORE THEATRE  in Oshawa, was another huge success, thanks to Joe Solway form the Rotary Club of Bowmanville and the other 9 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region. Proceeds went to help feed their neighbours in the fifth annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham. As in past years, the event showcased an award-winning line-up of performers from a cross-section of genres – pop, country, R&B, gospel, folk, classical and more.

The event’s scope has grown over the years, becoming a Durham-wide Rotary event, with the Rotary clubs in Durham Region joining as co-presenters. Over $30,000 will go to Feed the Need in Durham – and the need has never been greater. The agency collects and distributes food and other essential items to more than 60 emergency food providers across Durham, including food banks, shelters, meal and snack programs and other social service agencies.  Please Read more....

2022 Concert for Feed The Need in Durham - Hosted by the Rotary Clubs in Durham Region - Another Huge Success - Thanks Joe 2023-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

In Memory of our Rotarians - January 2023

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

 

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Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Ian Riseley's January 2023 Newsletter

Posted by Ian Riseley, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2022-23
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In the Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation (and Rotary International Past President)  Ian Riseley's  January 2023 Newsletter, he asks us to think outside the box and find new opportunities to serve through Rotary. He asks us to consider taking up a community economic development project this year. In this Rotary area of focus, we apply our professional experience by promoting the entrepreneurial spirit as we help communities help themselves in a sustainable way.  He says, "Let’s make a New Year’s resolution to take advantage of opportunities to learn, grow, and serve. And let’s have some fun in the process. This is Rotary, after all." He urges us to sieze the year. What experiences lie ahead for you in 2023? A district or global grant? Or possibly a visit to Melbourne, Australia, just up the road from my home, to make new friends, reunite with old ones, and find partners for projects during the 2023 Rotary International Convention?   ............. 

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Ian Riseley's January 2023 Newsletter Ian Riseley, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2022-23 2023-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Conference - Oct 20 to 23, 2023 - Register TODAY

Posted by John Burns, District 7070 Governor Elect
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GOVERNOR ELECT JOHN BURNS INVITES YOU TO DISTRICT 7070 CONFERENCE 

OCTOBER 20 - 22, 2023      TownePlace Suites Oshawa by Marriott

REGISTRATIONS JANUARY 1 TO JUNE 20, 2023:  ROTARIANS & GUESTS $309.00 + HST;  ROTARACTORS $154.50 + HST

REGISTRATIONS JULY 1 - OCTOBER 20, 2023: ROTARIANS & GUESTS $339.00 + HST;  ROTARACTORS $169.50 + HST

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District 7070 Conference - Oct 20 to 23, 2023 - Register TODAY John Burns, District 7070 Governor Elect 2022-12-31 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 Iosif Ciosa's January 2023 Newsletter

Posted by Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor , 2022-23
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In his January 2023 Newsletter, District Governor Iosif Ciosa says thank you to each and everyone of us for making the first part of his Governor year such a success. Lots of things have been accomplished, and we all have lots more to do! The energy and enthusiasm is evident in all the clubs in our great district. He says that many of us feel the energy of a fresh start, new beginnings, renewed enthusiasm and the opportunity to think about the year ahead and asks us about our resolutions as a Rotarian, Rotaractor and Interactor. He also encourages our club leaders to renew inspiration for the rest of the Rotary year; and to think about the goals that they and their Club members set and strive to accomplish them. January is Vocational Service month and encourages is to focus on this important avenue of service. It is an opportunity to begin year-long vocational service activities, ranging from Rotary discussions to awards to community projects......... 

District Governor Iosif Ciosa's January 2023 Newsletter Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor , 2022-23 2022-12-31 05:00:00Z 0

Vocation Service in Action - Rotary Four Way Test Plaque Front and Centre at Oshawa Ontario City Hall

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On June 24, 2022, at Oshawa Ontario Canada City Hall, with Mayor Dan Carter, members of Oshawa City Council, Rotary District 7070 Governor Ron Dick, Rotary Club Presidents Peter Hernandez & David Penny, and members of the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood celebrated the Rotary 4 Way Test Plaque NOW on display at the entrance to the City of Oshawa Council Chambers. This is Vocation Service in Action - reminding everyone entering the City Hall Chamber , how to conduct their business with the City, fully endorsed by Oshawa City Council. This is a project for you and your club to promote in your city........

 

Vocation Service in Action - Rotary Four Way Test Plaque Front and Centre at Oshawa Ontario City Hall 2022-12-30 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood  Supports Vocational Service in Action at Durham College  Skills Trade Centre 

On December 15, 2022, the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood donated $4,000 towards Durham College’s “Building for Skills” Campaign, shining a spotlight on skilled trades training, innovation and education. The presentation took place at the Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology (CSTT) building which is now fully operational, with reconfiguration underway of space vacated in the Main Building, at the Durham College south campus. Honouring all vocations and generously partnering with Durham College to help fund the expansion with transformative support, the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood is pleased to add to the support and gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations and hopes that they can do even more in the years to come.....
Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood Supports Vocational Service in Action at Durham College Skills Trade Centre 2022-12-30 05:00:00Z 0
We Hope You Try Some of These New Year's Resolutions 2022-12-30 05:00:00Z 0

Get Revved Up About Rotary - Membership Seminar -January 10, 2023 -  Register Today

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In this three-part Membership series, we’ll explore engaging ideas to get members revved up.  We’ll delve into fellowship and mentorship, ways to enhance the clubs’ public image through community projects, and learn how to incorporate technology and training.  

How do we create a Rotary club with a high level of participation in community projects and service events? What makes your club unique? What keeps you coming back? Join us as we Get Revved Up at the first seminar on January 10th. from 7 to 8 pm on ZOOM.  Register HERE.  

Get Revved Up About Rotary - Membership Seminar -January 10, 2023 - Register Today 2022-12-29 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary District 7070 World Understanding and Peace Day Symposium - On Zoom on Feb 23, 2023 - YOU ARE INVITED - REGISTER TODAY - To Get Your Zoom Link

Posted by Nevine Yassa, Chair , Peace Committee D7070
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OFFERING AN OLIVE LEAF- CELEBRATING -  (PeMa) - (PRACTITIONERS, EDUCATORS, MEDIATORS, ADVOCATES)

ROTARY DISTRICT 7070 WORLD UNDERSTANDING AND PEACE DAY SYMPOSIUM   on ZOOM (The zoom link will be sent out later to all those who register ) . You can also register guests. REGISTER HERE.

I am excited to share with you the coming of an incredible Rotary District 7070 World Understanding and Peace Day Symposium with music, art and incredible speakers on Thursday February 23, 2023 at 7:00p.m., where you will hear Nobel Prize Winner Ouided Bouchamaoui who will join us all the way from Tunis, different entities that Rotary International is collaborating with to promote peace such as Mediators without Borders, The Institute for nd Economics & Peace, Rotary Inter-Country Committees (RotaryICC) and learn about how Rotary is collaborating with these different entities to extend peace and understanding around the world......

Rotary District 7070 World Understanding and Peace Day Symposium - On Zoom on Feb 23, 2023 - YOU ARE INVITED - REGISTER TODAY - To Get Your Zoom Link Nevine Yassa, Chair , Peace Committee D7070 2022-12-28 05:00:00Z 0

Are YOU Connect With Prospective Members? 

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Early in the new year,  Rotary International sees a big increase in inquiries about joining Rotary. District and club leaders, remember to follow up with these prospective members to ensure that they have a positive experience. You can gain a better understanding of how to turn leads into members by taking the Online Membership Leads course. Use the Refer a new member form if you know someone who might be interested in joining. The updated form allows all Rotary members to refer a prospective member to their own club or to a different club.

Are YOU Connect With Prospective Members? 2022-12-28 05:00:00Z 0

Kick Start Your Club's Social Media Presence 

Posted by Hannah Shaw

Rotary’s social and digital media specialist offers some tips: Social media makes expanding your club’s reach easier than ever, but how? There are tips, tricks, and tools for creating content for social platforms, and the goal is simple: connection. A well-built social media presence will help you create connections in your community and beyond, from building awareness of your club’s presence to showcasing its success. To help boost your social media savvy, we’ve put together the following eight tips and tools. — HANNAH SHAW.....

Kick Start Your Club's Social Media Presence Hannah Shaw 2022-12-28 05:00:00Z 0

See Rotary's Float in the 2023 Tournament of Roses Parade - January 2, 2023

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2023 Rotary Rose Parade Committee Float Theme:  Entry number 75. Rotary: Serving with Imagination and Hope   (Phoenix Decorating Company)

Last year the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee had a viewing audience of 41 million households in the United States and 28 million households around the world in more than 243 countries/ territories  (2017 Tournament Statistics). The Tournament estimates that more than 700,000 are present live on the parade route, over 22,000 view the floats as they are decorated; and almost 122,000 view the post-parade floats. That's what we call boosting Rotary's public image . Tune into KTLA for the best coverage of the Parade and see the 2023 Rotary Rose Parade Float on January 2, 2023 as early as 10 am (Toronto Time). Read more for the rest of the story ......

See Rotary's Float in the 2023 Tournament of Roses Parade - January 2, 2023 2022-12-28 05:00:00Z 0

Karantina Hospital in Beirut Opening in January 2023

Posted by Steve Rutledge

The Karantina Hospital in Beirut, severely damaged by the port explosion in August 2020, is pretty close to reopening next month, thanks to support from NGO's and Rotary Clubs throughout Canada and many other countries in the world. With the support from Rotary International, we were able to provide life saving equipment for the pediatric operating theatre along with beds, tables, lights etc. Yesterday, the green light was given for the operating theatre light. Soon young patients will arrive for free or low cost, life saving surgery. Thank You Rotary for all you do!  Read more to see some of the photos.....

Karantina Hospital in Beirut Opening in January 2023 Steve Rutledge 2022-12-28 05:00:00Z 0

Learn How To Address Your Club's Membership Challenges

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Many clubs face challenges related to three things: attracting new members, keeping members engaged, and finding meaningful ways to contribute to their communities. Use the Club Planning Assistant to get tailored advice for addressing your club’s challenges. Club leaders, you’ll receive an instant response with links to the resources we recommend to help you address your club’s most pressing challenges. You can then build these suggested strategies into your club’s membership plan.

Learn How To Address Your Club's Membership Challenges 2022-12-28 05:00:00Z 0

Draw Attention With Photos

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With the rise of social media and the decline of attention spans, the use of images to attract an audience is key. Photos are ideal captivators, whether for a social media post, flyer, ad, or brochure. For your People of Action stories, you’ll want images that instantly convey the good work your club members are doing....

Draw Attention With Photos 2022-12-28 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Brand Center Tutorial Video

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Short instructional videos make learning new skills or navigating websites easier. That’s why we’ve created “Getting Started,” which walks you through the recently updated Brand Center home page. The video will also show you how to save assets to your computer, share items, access the tools you need to create professional communications, and more. You’ll find the “Getting Started” video on the Brand Center home page. Watch it today!

VIEW "GETTING STARTED" VIDEO
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Making Public Image A Priority

Posted by Julie Johnson, District 9510 Rotary Public Image Chair

When your club makes public image a priority, be prepared to see engagement rise. Showcasing how your projects make an impact in the community and touch people's lives gives the public an understanding of what Rotary does. Even better, it inspires people to get involved, says Julie Johnson, District 9510 Rotary Public Image Chair.....

Making Public Image A Priority Julie Johnson, District 9510 Rotary Public Image Chair 2022-12-28 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary and Gates Foundation Renew Their Partnership

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Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have renewed their longstanding partnership to end polio. The renewal agreement includes a joint commitment of up to $450 million to support the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Rotary is committed to raising $50 million per year over three years, with every dollar to be matched with two additional dollars from the Gates Foundation. The joint commitment was announced in October in conjunction with the World Health Summit in Berlin, at which global leaders collectively pledged $2.6 billion in funding toward the GPEI’s 2022-26 strategy......

Rotary and Gates Foundation Renew Their Partnership 2022-12-28 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Action Groups - Help for Your Club To Plan Humanitarian Service Projects

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Rotary Action Groups help clubs and districts plan humanitarian service projects on various focused topics. The groups are organized by Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Rotary Peace Fellows with skills and interest in a particular field. Membership is open to people who want to share their expertise to make a positive impact or support action groups’ projects and activities. Action group members have the opportunity to engage in meaningful service activities outside their clubs, districts, or countries. Clubs can draw on these groups to enhance projects, engage members, and attract new ones......

Rotary Action Groups - Help for Your Club To Plan Humanitarian Service Projects 2022-12-28 05:00:00Z 0
World Understanding and Peace Day Symposium Bob Wallace 2022-12-15 05:00:00Z 0

Public Image & Technology Team  Workshop for District 7070 Clubs - April 1, 2023 - What Do You Want to See?

Posted by District 7070 Chairs Dave Andrews and Bob Wallace

Dave Andrews and Bob Wallace and their two committees (Public Image  & Technology) would like to put together a in-person workshop, for April 1, 2023 in Cobourg for Rotary Clubs to help you boost your club's public image. What specific things do you want us to focus on?  Social Media ideas?  Clubrunner Items and Issues? Please let  us know as soon as you can. BE SURE TO REGISTER TODAY RIGHT HERE. Dave Andrews is at dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com and Bob Wallace is at rwallace7070@gmail.com.  

Public Image & Technology Team Workshop for District 7070 Clubs - April 1, 2023 - What Do You Want to See? District 7070 Chairs Dave Andrews and Bob Wallace 2022-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2022-23!  - REGISTER TODAY for PART One, Two & Three in 2023 - Part One First Session is Feb 8, 2023

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute
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In 2022-23 we are staying with our Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) programming in the virtual format.  Although we all appreciate that videoconference will never replace the personal connection that we get from meeting face-to-face, RLI is a very successful program with overwhelming response and enthusiasm from Rotarians across our District. Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. 

Click here to register for Part ONE - Feb 8, 15 and 22

Click here to register for Part TWO - March 8, 15 and 22

Click here to register for Part ONE - April 5, 12 and 19

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2022-23! - REGISTER TODAY for PART One, Two & Three in 2023 - Part One First Session is Feb 8, 2023 Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2022-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

Your 2022-23 Rotary Club Website Refresh Program - Prospective Members are Looking at YOUR CLUB Website - Make Sure Your Club Gets Noticed - SIGN UP TODAY 

Posted by Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor
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To Rotarians in District 7070:

To assist the Rotary Clubs of District 7070 achieve their Strategic Action goals, at the request of District Governor Iosif Ciosa, the District Public Relations Committee is continuing the Rotary Club ClubRunner Website Refresh Program and Promotional Half Back Discount, NOW available for your club in 2022-23.The first  25 Rotary clubs have completed the refresh program in 2021-22. These  club websites are getting noticed by the public and by potential members. When a prospective member looks to join a club, the look at your club website. Will they want to join your club?  Now it's TIME TO GET YOUR CLUB NOTICED. Prospective members are looking at You Club Website - What will they see? Don't be left behind.  REGISTER TODAY.  Please Read more.......

Your 2022-23 Rotary Club Website Refresh Program - Prospective Members are Looking at YOUR CLUB Website - Make Sure Your Club Gets Noticed - SIGN UP TODAY  Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor 2022-12-01 05:00:00Z 0
News from the WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) Rotary Action Group 2022-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE DECEMBER 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:
 

CONFERENCES AND CONVENTIONS:

 
IN MEMORIUM:
 
TO VIEW THE WHOLE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........
 
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District 7070 Conference - Oct 20 to 23, 2023 - Register before Dec 31 and SAVE

Posted by John Burns, District 7070 Governor Elect
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GOVERNOR ELECT JOHN BURNS INVITES YOU TO DISTRICT 7070 CONFERENCE 

OCTOBER 20 - 22, 2023      TownePlace Suites Oshawa by Marriott

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS TO DECEMBER 31, 2022: ROTARIANS & GUESTS $279.00 + HST
ROTARACTORS $139.50 + HST  (Book the early bird rate by paying a 50% deposit upon registration
Balance must be paid by December 31, 2022 )

REGISTRATIONS JANUARY 1 TO JUNE 20, 2023:  ROTARIANS & GUESTS $309.00 + HST;  ROTARACTORS $154.50 + HST

REGISTRATIONS JULY 1 - OCTOBER 20, 2023: ROTARIANS & GUESTS $339.00 + HST;  ROTARACTORS $169.50 + HST ..........

District 7070 Conference - Oct 20 to 23, 2023 - Register before Dec 31 and SAVE John Burns, District 7070 Governor Elect 2022-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Ian Riseley's December 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Ian Riseley, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2022-23
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In the Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation (and Rotary International Past President)  Ian Riseley's  December 2022 Newsletter, he says that Rotary unites by a set of core values — service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership — that guide our decisions and galvanize us to take action and, by doing so, change the world. He talks about our value of giving to The Rotary Foundation He says, "Rotary members are among the most generous people I have ever met. Combining our personal generosity with the countless ways Rotary affords us to give back makes us a global force for good. We also value good stewardship, planning, and sustainability. Not only do we give, but in Rotary we also give smart. We know that building sustainability into our projects means their impact will be felt over the long term."  ............. 

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Ian Riseley's December 2022 Newsletter Ian Riseley, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2022-23 2022-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

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

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

December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month 2022-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones' December 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President 2022-23
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In President Jennifer Jones'  December 2022 Newsletter, she talks about Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia as Rotary’s first Programs of Scale grant recipient, and it is saving lives. She invites us to read in The December 2022 edition of Rotary magazine about Rotary partnerships that create lasting change............

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones' December 2022 Newsletter Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President 2022-23 2022-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

The December 2022 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 and the entire Leadership Team

Posted by Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32
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To embrace current technology and to be a resource to all members of Zone’s 28/32 the current newsletter is being transitioned to an interactive blog style format that will be managed and moderated by the Zone leadership team. Here is the In The Zone December video from Drew Kessler, our new Rotary International Director and the entire Zone 28 and 32 Leaders . ......

The December 2022 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 and the entire Leadership Team Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32 2022-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News for December 2022

Posted by Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

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

Shelterbox Canada News for December 2022 Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2022-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

The November 19, 2022 - Rotary Foundation Grants Seminar - Another Huge Success

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair
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Back by big demand!  On Saturday, November 19, 2022, the Rotary Foundation Grant Seminar was attended by 70 Rotarians from many clubs who are now qualified for 2022-23 and 2023-24 Grant Applications.  The purpose was to give members of Rotary and Rotaract Clubs the opportunity of learning more about the Rotary Foundation and how the Grants program works, including what is required of Clubs that want to apply for District and Global Grants. Rotary and Rotaract Clubs are qualified once at least two of their members have attended this workshop or completed the on-line training modules.  In addition, the Clubs must submit a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for each year to the District. Members of Rotary and Rotaract Clubs interested in attending the Workshop, held in Oshawa, must register by visiting the District’s website

The program for the seminar, was held at the Oshawa and District Shrine Hall.  The formal program started with District Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace which included an overview of the Rotary Foundation, its mission and funding and the Share Program (by District 7070 Grants Chair Lars Henriksson) , followed by a Polio update by Past District Governor and Past Chair of Rotary's PolioPlus Committee, Dr Bob Scott. Both District Grant and Global Grant projects were covered, including case presentations by Steve Rutledge and Lennis Trotter.  

The November 19, 2022 - Rotary Foundation Grants Seminar - Another Huge Success Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair 2022-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Iosif Ciosa's December 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor , 2022-23
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In his December 2022 Newsletter, District Governor Iosif Ciosa talks about December being the mid-point of our Rotary Year. It has been a great year so far, as we were able to meet in person, returned to our projects, Ribfests, fundraisers, we had a District Conference to remember, and the encouragement to Dream . He asks us what our Rotary Club doing to focus your efforts on Disease Prevention and Treatment? Iosif adde that Rotary's top priority is the eradication of polio, but our members take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease......... 

District Governor Iosif Ciosa's December 2022 Newsletter Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor , 2022-23 2022-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  December 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 December 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, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund, the PolioPlus Fund, the Disaster Response Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. .......

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  December 2022 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2022-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

In Memory of our Rotarians - December 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 - December 2022 2022-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

Here is A Project for Your Club - Help Us Celebrate Oral Health Month in April with Brushmania

Posted by Raffy Chouljian, President Rotary Club of Scarborough Passport, District 7070 Chair Brushamania
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Let’s Get Your Rotary or Rotaract Club to Help Celebrate Oral Health Month Together in 2023!

April is Oral Health Month in Canada. Please assist us to encourage your local schools and parents to promote good oral and overall health. 

Schools may schedule a presentation by a local dentist and order a Colgate toothbrush and toothpaste for each of their students.

Here's how Your Rotary Club can help.....Please Read more.....

Here is A Project for Your Club - Help Us Celebrate Oral Health Month in April with Brushmania Raffy Chouljian, President Rotary Club of Scarborough Passport, District 7070 Chair Brushamania 2022-11-30 05:00:00Z 0

Add Your Projects to Rotary Showcase - They Become Part of our District Project Board

Richard Mewhinney met with PDG Ron Dick, PDG Bob Wallace, and Prince Kumar to initiate a trial of a project board utilizing the Rotary Showcase as a platform. We need the help of every club in District 7070 to add projects to the Rotary Showcase. They will not only appear on the Project Database for the entre Rotary world to see (and perhaps help you with your project) but also act as part of our Rotary District 7070 Project Board. Log into MyRotary , go to the online tools and click Rotary Showcase. Rotary members and program participants are improving lives in communities around the world every day through thousands of service projects. Explore the good work that we’re doing locally and globally, and share these projects through social media.

Add Your Projects to Rotary Showcase - They Become Part of our District Project Board 2022-11-30 05:00:00Z 0

HIP National Youth to Youth Truth and Reconciliation Experience - March 27 to 31, 2023 - Applications  DEADLINE"  JANUARY 25, 2023

Posted by Bill Empey, District 7070 Coordinator , Honouring Indigenous People
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HIP is searching for 50 youth ages 15 to 17 from across Canada to participate in this innovative program & National dialogue aimed at peacebuilding & creating sustainable environmental change.

HIP is launching the National Youth Truth & Reconciliation Experience, a unique Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) learning opportunity for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous students in grades 9 to 11. This innovative initiative raises cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding among youth across Canada on the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and treaty relations plus ignites the need to create sustainable environmental transformation. We ask for your vital support.....

HIP National Youth to Youth Truth and Reconciliation Experience - March 27 to 31, 2023 - Applications DEADLINE" JANUARY 25, 2023 Bill Empey, District 7070 Coordinator , Honouring Indigenous People 2022-11-30 05:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotarians Are Invited to A Rotary Friendship Exchange with Sicily - REVISED DATES - May 28 to June 4, 2023

Posted by Rachel Boyd, President , Rotary Club of Bowmanville
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ATTENTION ROTARIANS IN DISTRICT 7070:   ARE YOU INTRIGUED BY A VISIT TO ITALY? READ ON!

RFE - Rotary Friendship Exchange With District 2110 (Sicily & Malta) and District 7070 - May 28 to June 4, 2023

We are excited to share with the members of 7070 an invitation from District 2110 to participate in a friendship exchange.  We are looking for six pairs of Rotarians who are interested  in making a one-week stay in Sicily. The exchange will take place from May 28 to June 4, 2023 in the picturesque town of Taormina The six Sicilian host couples would return to 7070 in mid-late August for one week......

District 7070 Rotarians Are Invited to A Rotary Friendship Exchange with Sicily - REVISED DATES - May 28 to June 4, 2023 Rachel Boyd, President , Rotary Club of Bowmanville 2022-11-30 05:00:00Z 0

Port Hope Rotary Covers Cost of ROLLS Transit in December

The Rotary Club of Port Hope has once again stepped up to generously cover the cost of ROLLS Transit in December. This means throughout December, residents who are already enrolled as ROLLS members can enjoy the service without the fees, the Municipality of Port Hope recently announced. Costs for the specialized, accessible transit service will be covered through to Dec. 31. Rotary has also sponsored Christmas light tours from Dec. 13 to 20, it was recently announced. Reservations for these one-hour bus tours are open to ROLLS members and residents of Empire Crossing, Hope Street Terrace, Roseglen Village, Extendicare and Regency Park, it was explained. Tours run 5 to 8 p.m. For more details and/or to book a spot, residents can contact the transit co-ordinator at 905-885-9891.

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YOU are Invited to the performance of WATER FALL - December 4, 2022 - an exploration of our complex and poetic relationship with water

Posted by Mary Lou Harrison, Past District 7070 Governor, Zone 28 Public Image Chair

WaterFall show posterOn Sunday, December 4 at 2:00 p.m., you are invited to attend the performance of WaterFall, an exploration of our complex and poetic relationship with water presented by Theatre Gargantua at Factory Theatre in Toronto.  This event is presented by the District 7070 Water & Sanitation and Environmental Action Committees. It is for everyone with an interest in water and our shared environment. Please invite others!!! We've been invited to have Rotary banners in the lobby for the performance. This is a great opportunity to introduce others to Rotary and to have some fun. Get tickets here.

After the 75 minute show, we've booked space for drinks and snacks at the Northern Maverick Brewing Company. Please reply to me by email or RSVP to the District 7070 Facebook event if you would like to join in this social time. Hope to see you there!

Mary Lou Harrison  -- on behalf of the District 7070 Water & Sanitation and Environmental Action Committees

rotarianmarylou@gmail.com 

P.S. Check out the newly-released water video by HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples) interns and share widely!

YOU are Invited to the performance of WATER FALL - December 4, 2022 - an exploration of our complex and poetic relationship with water Mary Lou Harrison, Past District 7070 Governor, Zone 28 Public Image Chair 2022-11-30 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Port Hope Cuts The Ribbon On New Park Celebrating A Century of Service

Members of the Municipality of Port Hope held the grand opening of the Rotary Centennial Riverview Park on Thursday, November 24, 2022. The event took place at 1 McKibbon Street which is near Corbett’s Dam and was held to commemorate the 100 years of service by the Rotary Club of Port Hope. The Club has partnered with the Municipality of Port Hope to upgrade and improve the small park and trail located on the west side of the Ganaraska River between the fish ladder and Molson Street. Future plans are to have the structure surrounded by gardens near the parking lot, widening and extending the existing trail with the addition of benches at resting spots and plants of shrubs and trees.

The Rotary Club has set aside funds for their centennial project to improve the park for the community to enjoy, but they need help from the community. Individuals and businesses can make a donation towards the improvement of the park and trail. All Monetary donations are welcome. Donations in the amount of $25.00 or more are eligible to receive a charitable tax receipt from the Municipality of Port Hope.....

Rotary Club of Port Hope Cuts The Ribbon On New Park Celebrating A Century of Service 2022-11-30 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Cobourg 100th Anniversary - November 18, 2022

On November 18, 2022, the Rotary Club of Cobourg held its 100th Anniversary luncheon at the Best Western in Cobourg, Ontario,  attended by Rotarians from many clubs in District 7070. The lunch celebrated their 100 years of service to the community. Here are a few photo highlights.....

Rotary Club of Cobourg 100th Anniversary - November 18, 2022 2022-11-30 05:00:00Z 0

Willowdale Rotarians Invite You to a fundraising lunch in aid of the Salvation Army after-school program - December 15, 2022

Posted by Heather Graham, President Rotary Club of Willowdale

On Thursday, December 15th, at 12:30 pm, Willowdale Rotarians will be having a fundraising lunch in aid of the Salvation Army after-school program. At the Grand Luxe, 3125, Bayview Ave. There will be a seasonal turkey lunch and music and carols with some of the members of the Salvation Army band. The cost is $60 pp and again confirmation is required to Bill King by Sunday, December 11th. Contact Bill King lionrex@rogers.com .

Willowdale Rotarians Invite You to a fundraising lunch in aid of the Salvation Army after-school program - December 15, 2022 Heather Graham, President Rotary Club of Willowdale 2022-11-30 05:00:00Z 0

Leveraging Local Events to Grow Rotary - And Much More....

Posted by Diana Edwards, Rotary International Regional Membership Officer, Membership Development

I’m happy to share a new toolkit: Leveraging Local Events to Grow Rotary: A Membership and Marketing Guide. This resource walks district leaders through a strategic plan to prepare clubs for potential membership growth that comes with an increased interest in Rotary, particularly when there is a large event in their area. District leaders will find tips for engaging a strong leadership team, getting clubs ready, planning promotions, and learning about prospective members. Within the guide there are links to several additional resources I wanted to highlight:

Prospective member outreach templates (for clubs)

Web presence assessment

Best Practices for Hosting a Prospective Member Event 

As you plan events and engage with prospective members, share these resources with your clubs so they are prepared to welcome new members to Rotary.

Leveraging Local Events to Grow Rotary - And Much More.... Diana Edwards, Rotary International Regional Membership Officer, Membership Development 2022-11-30 05:00:00Z 0

Announcing  R I President Gordon McInally's Royal Edinburgh Million Dollar Weekend - In Scotland

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Rotary International President-elect Gordon McInally invites you to join him in Scotland in August 2023 for the Royal Edinburgh – Rotary Foundation Million Dollar Weekend. Donors who make an outright gift to The Rotary Foundation of US$100,000 or more, or a bequest commitment of US$250,000 or more, will have the opportunity to register to attend – at no cost to Rotary – a specially curated experience hosted by Gordon and Heather McInally in their home country of Scotland.



For details and to download a flyer visit: https://trfcanada.org/Stories/announcing-ri-president-gordon-mcinally’s-“royal-edinburgh-trf-million-dollar-weekend-in-scotland”?fbclid=IwAR17P3yyVGQ7ekXhF-1m5a55gUP5-uBjqsWVQ_dHtX8AaGOUT6mw7D-M-6M

Announcing R I President Gordon McInally's Royal Edinburgh Million Dollar Weekend - In Scotland 2022-11-13 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Action Group for Peace Civil Society Observers at The Tenth Nuclear Nonproliferation Review Conference at the United Nations in New York  
 

Posted by Nevine Yassa, Chair , Rotary District 7070 Peace & Conflict Resolution Committee
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The Rotary Action Group for Peace Civil Society Observers attended the Tenth Nuclear Nonproliferation Review Conference at the United Nations in New York on August 1-26, 2022 . Here is an executive summary of their final report  ........

 

 
 
Rotary Action Group for Peace Civil Society Observers at The Tenth Nuclear Nonproliferation Review Conference at the United Nations in New York    Nevine Yassa, Chair , Rotary District 7070 Peace & Conflict Resolution Committee 2022-11-10 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Action Group For Peace at 3 Nuclear Weapon  Forums

Posted by Nevine Yassa, Chair , Rotary District 7070 Peace & Conflict Resolution Committee
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The Rotary Action Group for Peace (RAGFP) was represented at these three events in 2022: The INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR THE ABOLITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS (ICAN) NUCLEAR BAN FORUM, June 18-19, 2022; The VIENNA CONFERENCE ON THE HUMANITARIAN IMPACTS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS, June 20, 2022 and The FIRST MEETING OF STATES PARTIES OF THE TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS (TPNW), June 21-23, 2022. Here are their reports .......

 
Rotary Action Group For Peace at 3 Nuclear Weapon Forums Nevine Yassa, Chair , Rotary District 7070 Peace & Conflict Resolution Committee 2022-11-10 05:00:00Z 0

ATTENTION Rotarians  - Become  A Charter Member TODAY of The End Polio Now Canadian Club  

Posted by Past District Governor Michael Bell
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Become a CHARTER MEMBER of the End Polio Now Canadian Club today. All you have to do is make a donation to The Rotary Foundation Polio Fund for $100.00 Canadian, once a year - every year. Our Past District Governor Michael Bell signed up 20 new members at the recent Rotary District 7070 conference. Did you know that Donations to The Rotary Foundation Polio Fund are tax deductible, even in Canada?.

Your donations to the Polio Fund are really needed today. Did you know that Rotary International's goal is for every Rotary club (including your own cub) to donate $1,500 US per year so that we can get the Gates Foundation of $100 million US per year?  That would work out to an average of $45 US per club member. Did you know that only 12% of Rotarians donate to the Polio Fund worldwide. Let's change that number. It is up to you. 

Make your donation and then notify DG Michael Bell at mjbell925@gmail.com  that you have done this and he will make sure you get your CHARTER MEMBER pin in the End Polio Now Canadian Club.

Thank you Rotarians and Rotaractors of District 7070. Thank you Michael Bell and thank you Dr Bob Scott (Immediate Past Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee) for promoting the End Polio Now Canadian Club.

Click here to make an online donation

 

 
ATTENTION Rotarians - Become A Charter Member TODAY of The End Polio Now Canadian Club Past District Governor Michael Bell 2022-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

Have You Requested Funds from Canadian Rotarians Water Foundation  for your WASH Projects in 2022-23 Rotary Year?

Posted by Ron Denham, Past District 7070 Governor and Chair Emeritus WASHRAG
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Dear Rotarian , Rotaractors and the whole Rotary family in District 7070,

As a Canadian District Regional Foundation Committee Chair, you know it's getting tougher to secure funding from The Rotary Foundation for Rotary projects. The requirements are increasingly demanding, and the amounts available for grants are being squeezed. Fortunately the Canadian Rotarian Water Foundation is here to help!

We are still offering up to $10,000 (CAD) or 10% of the value (whichever is less) of any WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) project focusing on a hospital, clinic or other health care facility, in which a Canadian Rotary club plays a leading role.......

Have You Requested Funds from Canadian Rotarians Water Foundation for your WASH Projects in 2022-23 Rotary Year? Ron Denham, Past District 7070 Governor and Chair Emeritus WASHRAG 2022-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

A Night of a Thousand Dinners - in Oshawa - District 7070 Rotarians Attended - November 17, 2022 - They all Helped Support The Canadian Landmine Foundation

Posted by Gordon Dowsley, Rotary Club of Oshawa
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 Rotarians from 7 clubs in District 7070 and beyond attended A Night of A Thousand Dinners, on NOVEMBER 17, 2022  with proceeds going to  the Canadian Landmine Foundation. The evening was at the Officers' Mess, Ontario Regiment, in Oshawa, Ontario. This Fundraiser for The Canadian Landmine Foundation was hosted and organized by Oshawa Rotarian Gordon Dowsley of the Oshawa Rotary Club.  Many Rotary Clubs in Canada support Canadian Landmine Foundation. A few years ago, over 90 % of the Rotary Districts in Canada all had Nights of a Thousand Dinners. It's NOW time for Rotary clubs right across Canada to start planning for their November / December 2023 Night of A Thousand Dinners. See: https://canadianlandmine.org/   ........

 

A Night of a Thousand Dinners - in Oshawa - District 7070 Rotarians Attended - November 17, 2022 - They all Helped Support The Canadian Landmine Foundation Gordon Dowsley, Rotary Club of Oshawa 2022-11-01 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. Your Club can help.  Our District 7070 Action Committee's Areas of Focus Coordinator is Bill Empey from the Rotary Club of Toronto   If you have a good news story, please send it to Bill. Here are some highlights .........

News from Honouring Indigenous People John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People 2022-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 & 7010 Rotary HIP Youth to Youth Program Rescheduled : Date to be determined in 2023

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The 66th Truth & Reconciliation call-to-action invites community-based organizations to deliver programs on truth and reconciliation and establish a network to share information and best practices. HIP’s Youth-to-Youth initiative is an innovative program aimed at empowering the next generation of leaders by uniting Indigenous and Non-Indigenous youth and inspiring them to take action towards creating sustainable environmental change.

Y2Y (Youth-to-Youth) Initiatives:
Two engagements co-ordinated between District 7070 and the Williams Treaty First Nations communities in 2022 - 2023:
  • The first one: Virtual teaching on nibi (water) with students was held on April 28, 2022 and was hosted with a panel of local Elders and Knowledge Keepers
  • The second one: Called "Aki-aadiziwin", it  is a Reconciliation and Land Stewardship Program that aims to connect Indigenous and Non-Indigenous youth through meaningful engagement. Camp Kawartha in-person event on a date to be determined in 2023 with 25 Indigenous and 25 non-Indigenous youth. Youth will learn about treaties, Indigenous heritage and culinary experiences with Knowledge Keepers in the Williams Treaty Territories.  2023 dates to be determined. Details and application are found on http://www.rotaryhip.com.   https://honouringindigenouspeoples.com/youth-to-youth-engagement/y2y70107070/   Please read more....
District 7070 & 7010 Rotary HIP Youth to Youth Program Rescheduled : Date to be determined in 2023 2022-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

November 2022 - This Is Rotary Foundation Month

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What is your Rotary Club doing in November 2022 to celebrate and focus on The Rotary Foundation? As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact. To get ideas how the Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world, please Read more......

November 2022 - This Is Rotary Foundation Month 2022-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE NOVEMBER 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:
 

CONFERENCES AND CONVENTIONS:

 
IN MEMORIUM:
 
TO VIEW THE WHOLE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........
 
WELCOME TO THE NOVEMBER 2022 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2022-11-01 04:00:00Z 0
News from the WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) Rotary Action Group 2022-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Ian Riseley's November 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Ian Riseley, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2022-23
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In the Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation (and Rotary International Past President)  Ian Riseley's  November 2022 Newsletter, he says, "as we celebrate The Rotary Foundation, let’s remember that each Foundation project is much like planting a tree. With each sapling of hope, health, and peace, we make an investment in the future that will one day grow into something even greater. He adds, "Charity Navigator, an independent agency, has given The Rotary Foundation its highest ranking for more than a decade. Why? Our overhead expense level is much lower than most similar organizations — 89 percent of gifts to the Foundation went to programs and operations in Rotary year 2021-22. Not only are we efficient stewards, but Rotary’s requirement of a community-needs assessment for global grants helps ensure the sustainability of our projects".  However, only about 38 percent of members actively support our own organization’s great charity. We can and should do better. Ian Riseley challenges each club to make a giving plan for our Rotary Foundation this year.  ............. 

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Ian Riseley's November 2022 Newsletter Ian Riseley, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2022-23 2022-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones' November 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President 2022-23
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In President Jennifer Jones'  November 2022 Newsletter, she says that by sharing our Rotary moments, we are being generous with others and giving them an opportunity to understand the impact of Rotary. She says that we make people "feel" Rotary by sharing our Rotary moments. She says that "We need ambassadors for Rotary’s message and our dreams for a better world. The best ambassadors are our members. The more you share stories — and share them from the heart — the more you encourage others to partner with us, to join us, and to stay." She concluds by saying that "In everything we do, what people feel about Rotary will shape our future"............

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones' November 2022 Newsletter Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President 2022-23 2022-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2022-23!  - REGISTER TODAY for PART III (Sessions Nov 9, 16 and 23)

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute
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In 2022-23 we are staying with our Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) programming in the virtual format.  Although we all appreciate that videoconference will never replace the personal connection that we get from meeting face-to-face, RLI is a very successful program with overwhelming response and enthusiasm from Rotarians across our District. Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. 

Click here to register for Part 3 Wed Nov 9, Wed Nov 16, Wed Nov 23

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2022-23! - REGISTER TODAY for PART III (Sessions Nov 9, 16 and 23) Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2022-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Iosif Ciosa's November 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor , 2022-23
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In his November 2022 Newsletter, District Governor Iosif Ciosa talks about the successful District Conference,  potential new Rotary and Rotaract club meetings, and the tremendous work of the Rotary Foundation during November  - Rotary Foundation Month. ...... 

District Governor Iosif Ciosa's November 2022 Newsletter Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor , 2022-23 2022-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Conference 2022 - Oct 14-16 - Another Huge Success

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WE JOINED OUR 2022-23 DISTRICT GOVERNOR, IOSIF CIOSA  AT THE ROTARY DISTRICT 7070 CONFERENCE  AT THE NOTTAWASAGA INN, ALLISTON, ON OCTOBER 14-16, 2022. WHAT A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS. 
 
Check out all of the photos right here : https://rotary7070districtconference.ca/  and even more on the District 7070 website (https://rotary7070.org ) in in the "about" tab under Photos.


Read more to see what we had the pleasure of experiencing.......

District 7070 Conference 2022 - Oct 14-16 - Another Huge Success 2022-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

The November 2022 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 for 2022-24

Posted by Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32
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To embrace current technology and to be a resource to all members of Zone’s 28/32 the current newsletter is being transitioned to an interactive blog style format that will be managed and moderated by the Zone leadership team. Here is the In The Zone November video from Drew Kessler, our new Rotary International Director all about The Rotary Foundation . ......

The November 2022 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 for 2022-24 Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32 2022-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  November 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 November 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, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund, the PolioPlus Fund, the Disaster Response Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. .......

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  November 2022 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2022-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News for November 2022

Posted by Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

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

Shelterbox Canada News for November 2022 Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2022-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

In Memory of our Rotarians - November 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 - November 2022 2022-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

Beaujolais Nouveau Night - Nov 17, 2022 - YOU Are Invited

Posted by Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Govenor
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It is that time of the year... the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting cooler, the 2022 Beaujolais Nouveau is almost ready to be enjoyed. 
You are invited to the 2022 Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration Fundraiser. Tickets are limited, sign up today. Family and friends are welcome! Please click on the link below to attend.  Register Online    Thank you

Iosif

The annual Beaujolais Nouveau Fundraising Celebration hosted by the Rotary Club of Etobicoke.  An evening of Wine, Delicious Food, Exciting Raffle Prizes and Silent Auction. All funds raised will go to support the Rotary Foundation. The Rotary Foundation is our Charity. This is how we, Rotarians, do all the great work in the world. These past few years more than ever the Rotary Foundation has been funding projects around the world, and also helping with the ever increasing humanitarian disasters.  Come out and Join Us! ......

Beaujolais Nouveau Night - Nov 17, 2022 - YOU Are Invited Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Govenor 2022-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

Chris Etienne, Past District Governor from District 6290, was selected as the 2024-2026 Rotary International Director for Zone 28!

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The Zone 28 Nominating Committee met at the end of September and selected 2007-2008 District 6290 Governor Chris Etienne to serve as 2024-2026 Rotary International Director, representing our paired Zones (28 & 32). Her nomination, should there be no challenge per the Rotary International Bylaws, becomes official after December 1, 2022. She will follow current Director Drew Kessler from Zone 32 and serve on the Board of Directors beginning July 1, 2024........

Chris Etienne, Past District Governor from District 6290, was selected as the 2024-2026 Rotary International Director for Zone 28! 2022-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

Joint Literacy Project: Rotary Club of Scarborough, Durham College Global Guardian Project and the Rotary Global Classroom -  CAN YOUR CLUB  HELP?

Posted by Joan Barrett, Rotary Club of Scarborough
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A meeting with Violetta Piora at our Rotary District 7070 Conference in Oshawa, Ontario in May 2022, just after her session; has become a joint project extraordinaire! The Rotary Club of Scarborough, in conjunction with the Global Guardian Project of Durham College and the Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada are supporting orphans in Ukraine. This orphanage is located in a remote mountainous village and has over 93 young children in its’ care. The goal of this project is to help these students learn English and restart their education.......

Joint Literacy Project: Rotary Club of Scarborough, Durham College Global Guardian Project and the Rotary Global Classroom - CAN YOUR CLUB HELP? Joan Barrett, Rotary Club of Scarborough 2022-10-28 04:00:00Z 0

Let's Meet Our Rotary Global Peace Scholar Jothi Udaya Shan

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At the recent Rotary District Conference in Allison (Oct 14-16, 2022) we had the pleasure of meeting our Rotary Global Peace Scholar Jothi Udaya Shan. For those of you who missed the Conference, here is your chance to meet Jothi, in her own words..... Udaya Jothi Shan is a peace activist, yoga practitioner and an advocate for the rights of displaced peoples. She is a Tamil-Canadian and the founder of the social-enterprise P.E.A.C.E. that offers the mind-heart-body practice of yoga and mindfulness to displaced children and families. Jothi serves as a Development Manager at the United Nations Children’s Fund. She holds a Bachelor's degree in peace studies and a Masters in Criminology and legal studies from the University of Toronto. .......

Let's Meet Our Rotary Global Peace Scholar Jothi Udaya Shan 2022-10-28 04:00:00Z 0

Successful Membership Seminar at the 2022 District Conference on Oct 15, 2022

Posted by Joan Barrett, Chair, Rotary District 7070 Membership Committee
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Your Rotary District 7070 Membership Committee had their first seminar session of the new Rotary year at this year’s District 7070 Conference entitled: Creating a Successful and Agile Club.

 It was indeed a pleasure for us to engage in active dialogue with Rotarians and Rotaractors, as participants responded to prompts and questions poised. We had a wealth of information exchanged throughout the interactive discussions, including ideas for other membership sessions we might offer our district in the future.

A few highlights from attendees:

  • Bring clubs together to share a specific event

  • Start a “best practices” group (share on a blog or district website)

  • New Members ask: What ignites your passion?

  • Find out why folks stay or leave

By the number of people who attended this session, it is apparent that Rotarians and Rotaractors know how critical it is for us to build forward together and create our shared Rotary future.

Successful Membership Seminar at the 2022 District Conference on Oct 15, 2022 Joan Barrett, Chair, Rotary District 7070 Membership Committee 2022-10-28 04:00:00Z 0

Let's Meet Dr. Sam Brophy-Williams, our Rotary Global Grant Scholar

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If you were at the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk in Whitby, Ontario at the end of September or at the Rotary District 7070 Conference Oct 14-16, like many of us, you had the pleasure to meet Dr. Sam Brophy-Williams our Rotary Global Grant Scholar (from District 9705 in Western Australia) who is in Toronto for the year on his Global Grant Scholarship. Sam is available to speak to your club about his life, his experiences, his global grant and what it means to be a Global Grant Scholar. Thank you to Past District Governor Lynda  Ryder, Chair of our District Global Grant Scholars for asking Sam to introduce himself to everyone on our District. Here's Sam in his own words .....

Let's Meet Dr. Sam Brophy-Williams, our Rotary Global Grant Scholar 2022-10-27 04:00:00Z 0

October 24  - Proclaimed World Polio Day, in Toronto, Ontario

Posted by Jennifer Boyd, Chair Rotary District 7070 World Polio Day Committee
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October 24 was proclaimed World Polio Day, in Toronto, Ontario in District 7070 (home of the 2018 Rotary International Convention) by Mayor John Tory. Rotarians joined Rotary District 7070 Governor Iosif Ciosa and District 7070 World Polio Day Chair Jennifer Boyd at City Hall on Friday October 21, 2022 for the proclamation and End Polio Now Flag Raising. Thank you to fellow Rotarian Walter Psotka, from Walter Psotka Photography.

Please go to the "About' tab on the Rotary District 7070 website (rotary7070.org) , click on the" Photos" and see all of the photos from City Hall in Toronto.

see: https://rotary7070.org/PhotoAlbums/world-polio-day-2022-in-toronto-ontario-canada    Here is a sampling of the photos......

October 24  - Proclaimed World Polio Day, in Toronto, Ontario Jennifer Boyd, Chair Rotary District 7070 World Polio Day Committee 2022-10-27 04:00:00Z 0
District 7070 Rotarians Receive Queen's Platinum Jubilee Medals 2022-10-27 04:00:00Z 0

Congratulations to District 7070 Clubs Who Received District Rotary Foundation Grants - Did Your Club Get One?

Posted by Past District Governor Lars Henriksson, Chair, Rotary District 7070 Grants Committee
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At the recent District Conference, District 7070 Governor Iosif Ciosa had the pleasure of presenting 13 District Grant cheques to ten lead Clubs for the projects with more than 25 other D7070 Clubs contributing to at least one of these projects, While it is possible to apply for a District Gant with only one Club, our matching formula encourages Clubs to cooperate.  Most projects this year have several supporting Clubs. Please Read more for all of the details.....

Congratulations to District 7070 Clubs Who Received District Rotary Foundation Grants - Did Your Club Get One? Past District Governor Lars Henriksson, Chair, Rotary District 7070 Grants Committee 2022-10-27 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Celebrates World Polio Day In Mexico on October 24, 2022

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While Rotarians in District 7070 celebrated World Polio Day in several ways, Past District 7070 Governor Jim Louttit was in Mexico participating in a Rotary Environmental Tour.  On Monday, October 24, 2022, Jim represented our District 7070 along with representatives from another 14 Districts covering Mexico and United States in raising awareness for polio eradication in Mexico.  You can spot him in the following photo above the “Now” in “End Polio Now”.  The location for the photo was in the Frank (Past Rotary International President) and Jesse Devlyn Forest in Nevado de Toluca, Mexico.  During the day, Rotarians and volunteers also planted 400 trees. 

Stay tuned everyone: Jim tells us he will provide a story on the Environmental Tour for next month’s newsletter.

District 7070 Celebrates World Polio Day In Mexico on October 24, 2022 Past District 7070 Governor Jim Louttit 2022-10-27 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Convention - Melbourne Australia - May 27 - 31, 2023

Posted by Mary Barry, Chair Host Organizing Committee
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The Host Organizing Committee is very excited to welcome Rotary members and guests to Melbourne for the 2023 Rotary International Convention.   Known as one of the world’s most livable cities, you will enjoy what we take for granted, a beautiful, vibrant and cosmopolitan city. .......

Rotary International Convention - Melbourne Australia - May 27 - 31, 2023 Mary Barry, Chair Host Organizing Committee 2022-10-26 04:00:00Z 0

Uxbridge Rotary Christmas Market - Nov 12 & 13 - Everyone in District 7070 is Invited - Get Your Tickets TODAY

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To the entire Rotary District 7070 Family:

Inspiration for holiday decorating has for many years been sparked by the annual Uxbridge Rotary Christmas Home Tour. This year, the same extraordinary team of design professionals and dedicated Rotarians have come together to host a special Christmas Market at the Uxbridge Historical Centre. The Uxbridge Rotary Christmas Market takes place on November 12 and 13 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Attendees will experience all the magic and wonder of the season as they witness the themed transformation of historic buildings into awe inspiring vignettes of silver and gold sparkle and sheen, alongside contemporary takes on the traditional red and green!

The Uxbridge Rotary Christmas Market is not only a feast for the eyes, but for the other senses too!...... Read more......

Uxbridge Rotary Christmas Market - Nov 12 & 13 - Everyone in District 7070 is Invited - Get Your Tickets TODAY Terry Baskin, President, Rotary Club of Uxbridge 2022-10-26 04:00:00Z 0

Adopt A Village Laos - Steve Rutledge - Your Club Support  - Gratefully Accepted Before November 21, 2022

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To All of our Rotary friends in District 7070:

I finally managed to book my return ticket to Laos, after 6 weeks of trying .

In lieu of that, I now have a hard deadline on raising the funds for the water project in Huey Hid, northern Laos. In a nutshell the project is estimated to be $44,000.  We have asked for whatever funds are manageable to your Rotary club. To date, we have raised $37,250, including a matching grant that was approved on Monday. We can't spend it of course until we reach the Matching grant target of $10,000 from District 7070 clubs and of course the overall target. We are almost at the $10K target. We do have a number of clubs that haven't committed yet but we are expecting to hear your club soon.

I would sincerely appreciate an update from your club as soon as you are able.

Deadline Quickly Approaching for Laos Water Filters - November 21, 2022:

With Christmas just a couple of months away, the team at Adopt A Village in Laos is preparing for its' first distribution of water filters in time for Christmas. By far, its most popular program, donations of $125 for each water filter will get a tax receipt, and an emailed picture of the receiving family in Laos in time for the holiday season. Etransfer your payment to SRutledge@bell.net or call Steve at 905-269-2255 with visa/master card information. We will need your email address, mailing address (for CRA requirements) and a caption/phrase or name of the person/people you would like to honour. Feel free to send a picture, or we will use the Canadian flag (or flag of your choosing) as the background. Whether it be as a Christmas Gift, In Memoriam of a loved one, or simply to provide clean water to a rural family, feel free to contact us.

Meanwhile, here is a Youtube link to our latest video, to show you our accomplishments over the last season.  https://youtu.be/pAmVdFSlt1w

Thanks so much!      Steve Rutledge    https://aavil.org

Adopt A Village Laos - Steve Rutledge - Your Club Support - Gratefully Accepted Before November 21, 2022 Steve Rutledge, Adopt A Village Laos 2022-10-26 04:00:00Z 0

The State of Rotary's membership

Did you know that the number of clubs has grown in both Rotary and Rotaract? Or that the comfort and care of our members is the single greatest factor in member satisfaction? Learn about the latest membership trends in the newly updated State of Rotary’s Membership presentation. The 15-slide PowerPoint presentation shows how we’re doing as of 1 July. It can be shared and is easy to customize for your region. 

If you want to learn more about setting membership goals, watch the recordings of the first two webinars in the From Insight to Action series. Register now for the last webinar in this series, which will take place on Wednesday, 9 November, at 11:00 Chicago time (UTC-6). Everyone who registers will receive a recording via email.

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District 7070 World Polio Day Photo Contest - We have a winner

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We wanted all Rotary and Rotaract Clubs in District 7070 to send a maximum of 5 fun, interesting and unique photos from their respective clubs with their End Polio Now flag in their community. Randy Nickerson, from the Rotary Club of Oshawa (who was the third place winner of the Rotary International Photo Contest in 2020-21) judged the best photo. Thank you to Rotary Club of Oshawa Past President Trish best for creating and running the contest with Randy. The winner will receive a $100 donation to PolioPlus in the club’s name. A plaque was presented to the Rotary Club of Courtice. Well Done.

The plaque will be presented on an annual basis to the winning club. District Governor Iosif Ciosa  and Randy Nickerson presented the  plaque and acknowledge the donation certificate and the plaque to the winning club at the World Polio Day Live broadcast on Oct 20.  

Watch the LIVE broadcast and see the entrees and the winning photo.  Here is the link to the broadcast: http://durhamcollege.ca/globalclass/class/world-polio-day-2022-updating-rotarys-efforts-to-eradicate-polio-worldwide/

Here is a link to the photos. https://rotary7070.org/PhotoAlbums/world-polio-day-2022-live-from-the-rotary-global-classroom-at-durham-college

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World Polio Day 2022 Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada - WATCH THE REPLAY TODAY

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District 7070's World Polio Day 2022 -  WATCH THE REPLAY - NOW AVAILABLE - Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada on October 20.  Here is the link to the REPLAY OF THE LIVE broadcast and be sure to see (see the Class Page for a sneak preview right HERE).  Another District 7070 public image awareness success.

See all of the photos on the District 7070 website HERE.

The 11 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 the world to District 7070's World Polio Day 2022 - Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada on October 20 (light lunch from 6 to 7 pm and then the LIVE BROADCAST from 7:00 to 8:30 pm (Toronto Time).  The event, LIVE from The Rotary Global Classroom featured a panel discussion featuring Dr Bob Scott,(Past Rotary International Vice-President  and Immediate Past Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee ), Incoming Rotary International President Gordon McInally, Valarie Wafer (Immediate Past Vice President of Rotary International) , and Dr. Tunji Funsho, Immediate Past Chair of Nigeria's Polio Plus Committee. We will also heard from Jennifer Jones, incoming Rotary International President as well. Together, they updated all of us about Rotary's efforts with our Global Polio Eradication initiative Partners and our challenge, going forward to End Polio Now.........

World Polio Day 2022 Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada - WATCH THE REPLAY TODAY 2022-10-24 04:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE OCTOBER 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 OCTOBER 2022 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2022-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Iosif Ciosa's October 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor , 2022-23
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In his October 2022 Newsletter, District Governor Iosif Ciosa  talks about a new club being formed, the club presidents trip to Rotary International Headquarters, the successful Rotary Foundation Walk, the Oct 14-15 District Conference (registration deadline in Oct 3), World Polio Day activities in our District(on Oct 20 and 21) , and October is  Economic and Community development Month (what is your club doing?) ...... 

District Governor Iosif Ciosa's October 2022 Newsletter Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor , 2022-23 2022-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

October 2022 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 for 2022-24

Posted by Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32
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To embrace current technology and to be a resource to all members of Zone’s 28/32 the current newsletter is being transitioned to an interactive blog style format that will be managed and moderated by the Zone leadership team. Here is the October video from Drew Kessler, our new Rotary International Director . It is all about END POLIO NOW. Be sure to read your emails and view the new "In The Zone" monthly newsletter. And Get "In the Zone"! Join our special Facebook group for sharing Rotary ideas on membership, our Rotary Foundation, and best practices for enhancing Rotary's Public Image......

October 2022 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 for 2022-24 Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director , Zones 28 & 32 2022-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  October 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 October 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, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund, the PolioPlus Fund, the Disaster Response Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. .......

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  October 2022 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2022-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Ian Riseley's October 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Ian Riseley, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2022-23
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In the Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation (and Rotary International Past President)  Ian Riseley's  October 2022 Newsletter, he talks about End Polio Now and World Polio Day. He says that what Rotary and its partners have achieved is nothing short of remarkable (reducing polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide, immunizing more than 2 billion children across 122 countries). Last year alone, more than 370 million children were vaccinated across 30 countries, using more than 1 billion doses of oral polio vaccine. He aks us to remember that as long as polio exists anywhere, it is a threat to people everywhere, especially to young children. You may have heard about importations of the disease to Malawi and Mozambique, detection of poliovirus in sewage in the UK, and a recent case in the U.S.. Ian urges every member to take action and be part of this historic fight. Take the fight to your clubs and communities on World Polio Day, 24 October. Keep raising awareness of the importance of polio eradication and Rotary’s critical role in that effort by holding events and fundraisers. Don’t forget that contributions toward the goal of $50 million per year for polio eradication will be matched 2-to-1 by our generous partner, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. "............. 

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Ian Riseley's October 2022 Newsletter Ian Riseley, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2022-23 2022-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones' October 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President 2022-23
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In President Jennifer Jones'  October 2022 Newsletter, she talks about our more than 30-year effort to lead the first global polio eradication campaign and our success in forming partnerships capable of completing this massive goal. Jennifer was recently  in Pakistan and helped with the vaccination campaign. What she saw in Pakistan convinced her that we can and must finish the job, but it will only happen if we remain committed to a strategy that’s working and back it with all necessary resources . Please donate today. ............

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones' October 2022 Newsletter Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President 2022-23 2022-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

In Memory of our Rotarians - October 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 - October 2022 2022-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

A New Weapon Against Polio

Posted by Jayson Keyser, Rotary magazine
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A New Weapon Against Polio - A modified vaccine offers hope that eradication is closer than ever - BY JASON KEYSER

In mid-2017, two groups of 15 strangers lived together for 28 days each in a ring of shipping containers assembled in the parking lot of Antwerp University Hospital in Belgium. They had access to books and movies, a small courtyard for barbecues, a common kitchen and dining room, and a fitness room — all of it behind secure interlocking doors and under the watch of personnel in protective gowns.

What sounds like a reality TV or sci-fi scenario was, in fact, a remarkable clinical trial of the latest weapon in the battle to eradicate polio — a reengineered vaccine called the novel oral polio vaccine type 2, or nOPV2......

 

A New Weapon Against Polio Jayson Keyser, Rotary magazine 2022-09-30 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Magazine Photo Awards Return in June 2023 - Submit by Dec 31, 2022

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The Rotary magazine Photo Awards return in the June 2023 issue. The contest is an opportunity to share your vision of the world, be it in glorious color or classic black and white. Not only are we looking for the best photographs depicting any subject, but the judges will also honor the top photos in select categories. Members of Rotary and their families may submit photos between  October 1, 2002  and December 31, 2022. But don’t wait: Send us your images today. Submit your photos at rotary.org/photoawards. In 2021 , Rotary Club of Oshawa member Randy Nickerson won third place. It could happen to you and your photo,

Rotary Magazine Photo Awards Return in June 2023 - Submit by Dec 31, 2022 2022-09-30 04:00:00Z 0
October is Economic and Community Development Month 2022-09-30 04:00:00Z 0

Rules of Engagement - 6 Tips for nurturing the purpose and passion that power Rotary

In a January address to incoming district governors before the International Assembly, Jennifer Jones, then RI’s president-elect, told the story of a 30-year Rotarian who fully understood what Rotary was all about only after participating in a project that delivered coats to children in his community. "Imagine," said Jones, "more than 1,500 club meetings before he finally got Rotary." The fault, suggested Jones, wasn’t entirely his. "We must engage our members," she insisted. Ask members what they want out of the experience and provide them meaningful responsibilities. "It’s our offer of hands-on service, personal growth, leadership development, and lifelong friendships that create purpose and passion. These are our responsibilities. If we don’t serve our members, we don’t serve our communities. And if we don’t provide comfort and care for our members, they may never truly get the power of Rotary."

With Jones’ remarks in mind, we checked in with three clubs to learn the secrets of their success. Turns out, the key is exactly what Jones prescribed: Pay attention to the comfort and care of members. Here are six tips on how to do that.....

Rules of Engagement - 6 Tips for nurturing the purpose and passion that power Rotary 2022-09-30 04:00:00Z 0

Be sure to Add the "JOIN US" OR "INTERESTED IN JOINING US?" Button on to your Club Website ? Please do it TODAY - It Really Works

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Past District Governor Mike Cooksey once told me that if you want more Rotary members, you have to ask. He told everyone he saw to "Get your Ask in Gear". His words certainly reflect one of the Strategic Plans that District 7070 has this year. Our goal is to receive 100 inquires from  the "Join Us" or "Interested In Joining Us?" button on the District 7070 Website. Here is our challenge to your club:  By the end of this Rotary year we want over 40 Rotary Clubs have a "Join Us" or "Interested In Joining Us?" button on their own club website AND have a "member conversion process" from these inquiries.  It's up to you.

If you have been already been part of the District 7070 Website Refresh Program, then you will remember Melissa Wells talking about adding a "Join Us" button to the front page of your club website.  This is your way of "asking" anyone who sees your website to learn more about Rotary and join your club. 

Past District Governor Bob Wallace of our District 7070 Technology Team did this to our District Website. Instead of "Join Us" , Bob put an "Interested in Joining Us" button right up front on the menu tab. To see how we have done , Please Read more........

Be sure to Add the "JOIN US" OR "INTERESTED IN JOINING US?" Button on to your Club Website ? Please do it TODAY - It Really Works 2022-09-29 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation Walk a Great Success - Thank You Rotary

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Thank you to all of the Rotary Clubs in Durham Region for hosting this year's Rotary Foundation Walk at Cullen Park in Whitby, Ontario. Congratulations. What a team effort. Lots of photo are arriving daily. Thank you to all who sent us photos including Linda Rainey and Thiva Kulasingam, Ferd Longo, and so many more Rotarians. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And it is never too late to make a donation to the Rotary Foundation. Be sure to go to the District 7070 website and look for the2022 Rotary Foundation Walk album, and see all of the photos.

Rotary Foundation Walk a Great Success - Thank You Rotary 2022-09-29 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Conference 2022 - Oct 14-16 - REGISTER BY THE OCTOBER 3 DEADLINE

Posted by Iosif CiosaDistrict 7070 Governor, 2022-23
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WE WILL NOT ONLY WELCOME YOU, WE WILL WOW YOU!   WE HAVE A DREAM - THE 2022 ROTARY DISTRICT 7070 CONFERENCE - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2022

Rotarians, Spouses and Guests - PLEASE REGISTER TODAY:  The conference registration rate is  $329 + HST per person .

As the official venue is fully booked, we invite you to book a hotel in Nottawassaga In region. Any help you might need with booking a hotel, please contact Helen Lackey at  helenlackeyrotary@gmail.com  .  Please go to the  new District Conference website and see the hotels available in the area. 

WE ARE IN THE HOME STRETCH AND NEED YOUR SUPPORT. PLEASE BE SURE TO SEE  THE NEW DISTRICT CONFERENCE WEBSITE: where you can register for the conference, book a hotel room, view the speakers list and their bios, and see what you can do at the Nottawasaga Inn to enjoy your stay, while at the conference

AND REGISTER TODAYhttps://rotary7070districtconference.ca/      Please Read more........
 

District 7070 Conference 2022 - Oct 14-16 - REGISTER BY THE OCTOBER 3 DEADLINE Iosif CiosaDistrict 7070 Governor, 2022-23 2022-09-27 04:00:00Z 0

The September 25,2022  Rotary Foundation Walk in Whitby, Ontario - ANOTHER GREAT SUCCESS

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor and Chair District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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Thank you to the Rotary Clubs of Durham Region for putting on a tremendous Rotary Foundation Walk at Cullen Park in Whitby, Ontario on September 25.

Over 300 Rotarians, Roatarcators , Rotary Foundations Scholars and their families and pets walked and raised funds for The Rotary Foundation.  Be sure to go the the Photo Album on the District 7070 Website and also look at the many posts on the District 7070 Facebook page for lots of photos from many Rotarians in District 7070. Thank you all for those great photos. 

The September 25,2022 Rotary Foundation Walk in Whitby, Ontario - ANOTHER GREAT SUCCESS Bob Wallace, Past District Governor and Chair District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2022-09-27 04:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News for October 2022

Posted by Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada
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In her October 2022 Newsletter, Meg SchmeiderCommunity Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, provides an update on how Rotary and Shelterbox are working together to help in flooded Pakistan and how we can help. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News for October 2022 Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2022-09-16 04:00:00Z 0

Let's Support Basic Education & Literacy All Year Round

Posted by Joan Barrett, Chair, District 7070 Basic Education & Literacy Areas of Focus Action Committee
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Let's Support Basic Education and Literacy  All Year Round

Although September is Basic Education & Literacy Month, let's support this important Area of Focus ed throughout the year as we build awareness and support the different aspects of solving the challenges of literacy for all.

October, too, is also the perfect time for your club to become aware of the education needs in your community or to learn about projects around the world where Rotarians are making a difference through education and literacy projects.

In the recent addition of the Rotary Magazine (September), we learned of the literacy project in Guatemala – the gift of reading.

What can your club do?

The Basic Education and Literacy Committee of D7070 is ready to help Rotary and Rotaract clubs in District 7070.

 Remember too, it is important to keep us informed of projects you are doing. Clubs can and should work together, especially, on larger projects.

Joan Barrett

Chair of Rotary District 7070 Basic Education and Literacy Committee

jdbarrett67@gmail.com

Let's Support Basic Education & Literacy All Year Round Joan Barrett, Chair, District 7070 Basic Education & Literacy Areas of Focus Action Committee 2022-09-15 04:00:00Z 0

Creating a Successful & Agile Rotary Club

Posted by Joan Barrett, Chair , District 7070 Membership Committee
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Your District 7070 Membership Committee is ready to work with you!

In 1921, at a Rotary convention in Edinburgh, Scotland; Paul Harris said: “The motive power of Rotary is friendship.”

Recently, in an annual survey of Rotary members, 45% cited friendship as the reason they remain in Rotary and 84% said they were satisfied with their ability to connect with new friends through Rotary. Another 42% cited the opportunity to make an impact on their communities as the reason they stayed in Rotary.

On a local level, how can clubs and districts use this information to attract and engage new and current members?

Your District Membership Committee can work with you to help you build a successful and agile club.

Joan Barrett

Chair of the District Membership Committee

Email: jdbarrett67@gmail.com

Creating a Successful & Agile Rotary Club Joan Barrett, Chair , District 7070 Membership Committee 2022-09-15 04:00:00Z 0

Tactical Emergency Medical supplies to civilians on the front lines of Ukraine - CAN YOUR CLUB HELP?

Posted by Past District Governor Ron Dick & District 7070 Public Image Chair David Andrews
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To our fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors and our whole District 7070 Rotary family,

At the Rotary District 7070 Conference in Oshawa in October , we saw the partnership with Durham College's Rotary Global Classroom and Sunnybrook Hospital, and Global Guardian working together to send Tactical Emergency Medical supplies to civilians on the front lines of Ukraine. They still need Canadian Rotary Clubs including those in District 7070, to help today. Thank you to the Rotary Clubs who have already donated and are saving lives.  All donations will be included in their purchase of medical supplies from Sunnybrook hospital and taken to the Ukrainian war zone.  Global Guardian is working on additional shipments of these medical kits that will arrive in a few months.  Please Read more to find out more about the project and how YOU can help this immediate need TODAY....

Tactical Emergency Medical supplies to civilians on the front lines of Ukraine - CAN YOUR CLUB HELP? Past District Governor Ron Dick & District 7070 Public Image Chair David Andrews 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Here's How to Kick-Start You Club's Social Media Presence

Posted by Hannah Shaw, Rotary social and digital media specialist
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Social media makes expanding your club’s reach easier than ever, but how? There are tips, tricks, and tools for creating content for social platforms, and the goal is simple: connection. A well-built social media presence will help you create connections in your community and beyond, from showcasing your club’s success to building awareness of its presence. To help boost your social media savvy, we’ve put together the following eight tips and tools:

Here's How to Kick-Start You Club's Social Media Presence Hannah Shaw, Rotary social and digital media specialist 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

2022 Concert for Feed The Need in Durham - Hosted by the Rotary Clubs in Durham Region  - Dec 10, 2022 - TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE - SPONSORS STILL WELCOME

Posted by Joe Solway, Rotary Club of Bowmanville
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Fifth Annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham : PLEASE NOTE DATE AND LOCATION CHANGE: TO   At 2pm on SATURDAY DECEMBER 10, 2022, musicians from across the Durham Region will be gathering at The BILTMORE THEATRE  39 King St E, Oshawa, ON L1H 1B2 to help feed their neighbours in the fifth annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham. As in past years, the event will showcase an award-winning line-up of performers from a cross-section of genres – pop, country, R&B, gospel, folk, classical and more.

YOUR ARE INVITED. The event’s scope has grown over the years, becoming a Durham-wide Rotary event, with the Rotary clubs in the Region so far joining as co-presenters. All net proceeds from the show will go to Feed the Need in Durham – and the need has never been greater. The agency collects and distributes food and other essential items to more than 60 emergency food providers across Durham, including food banks, shelters, meal and snack programs and other social service agencies.  Save the date: Dec 10, 2022 .  TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE......  BECOME A SPONSOR.....  Please Read more....

2022 Concert for Feed The Need in Durham - Hosted by the Rotary Clubs in Durham Region - Dec 10, 2022 - TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE - SPONSORS STILL WELCOME Joe Solway, Rotary Club of Bowmanville 2022-09-01 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. Your Club can help.  Our District 7070 Action Committee's Areas of Focus Coordinator is Bill Empey from the Rotary Club of Toronto   If you have a good news story, please send it to Bill. Here are some highlights .........

News from Honouring Indigenous People John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
Do You have an Idea for a breakout session proposal for the 2023 Melbourne International Convention - SUBMIT TODAY - by Sept 30 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE SEPTEMBER 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:

CONFERENCES AND CONVENTIONS:

 
IN MEMORIUM:
 
TO VIEW THE WHOLE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........
 
WELCOME TO THE SEPTEMBER 2022 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  September 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 September 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, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund, the PolioPlus Fund, the Disaster Response Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. .......

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  September 2022 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Iosif Ciosa's September 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor , 2022-23
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In his September 2022 Newsletter, District Governor Iosif Ciosa  talks about the importance of September being Basic Education and Literacy Month and asks is to focus on a project in our community or around the world. What are you doing on Sept 8 - World Literacy Day? He is asking each club to register TODAY,  for the Sept 25 Rotary Foundation Walk and help us reach of goal, this year, of $1.17 million CDN to The Rotary Foundation.  He reminds us that prices are rising after Sept 5 and encourages all of us to register as soon as you can for the October 2022 District Conference ........

District Governor Iosif Ciosa's September 2022 Newsletter Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor , 2022-23 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

September 2022 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 for 2022-24

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To embrace current technology and to be a resource to all members of Zone’s 28/32 the current newsletter is being transitioned to an interactive blog style format that will be managed and moderated by the Zone leadership team. Here is the September video from Drew Kessler, our new Rotary International Director . Be sure to read your emails and view the new "In The Zone" monthly newsletter. And Get "In the Zone"! Join our special Facebook group for sharing Rotary ideas on membership, our Rotary Foundation, and best practices for enhancing Rotary's Public Image......

September 2022 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 for 2022-24 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
2nd Edition Africa Peace Conference - Sept 2, 2022 - You Can Join In Virtually 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Zone 28-32 - Life On land - Anchorage Alaska - Aug 31 to Sept 3, 2023

Rotary Zone 28 & 32 Finally, our Alaska "Life on Land" symposium has been postponed until August 31-September 2, 2023, at the Anchorage Sheraton and Spa, with 3 days pre and post-event opportunities.

The weather will be warmer, still plenty of daylight but also darkness for any northern lights. We will have great speakers on the Arctic and Environmental Sustainability, dinner in a home hosted by Rotarians, a special tour to see glaciers and wildlife, and the ability to match with a company for a one-way cruise from or to Alaska (some September deals are great!) or travel further north to meet up with local Rotarians in Fairbanks or Utqiagvik.

There's plenty of time to get ready, so grab your friends and start planning!  Details coming soon on the Zone website, www.rotaryzones28-32.org.

Rotary Zone 28-32 - Life On land - Anchorage Alaska - Aug 31 to Sept 3, 2023 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Toronto and The Indigenous Spirit Fund Partner In a Joint Fundraiser - YOU Are Invited 

The Rotary Club of Toronto and the Indigenous Spirit Fund, which operates under Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, are partnering in joint fundraiser in Toronto on Sept. 15. The event, Miinawaa – Eyiizh/And – Both, will benefit both the Indigenous Spirit Fund and the Rotary Club of Toronto’s Philanthropic Fund. The event will be held at St. James Cathedral Centre Event Venue, Adelaide and Church streets, from 5 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. It will be opened by Chief Stacey Laforme, chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit and emceed by Kenn Richard, director of the Indigenous Spirit Fund......

Rotary Club of Toronto and The Indigenous Spirit Fund Partner In a Joint Fundraiser - YOU Are Invited 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Get your Official (New for  2022) Orange Shirt for 30th of September! The National Day For Truth and Reconciliation

Posted by Mark Blackmore, Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S.
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Our newest Rotary Club, Rotary Club G.O.A.L.S. is having their first Fundraiser. It is the sale of orange t-shirts, the proceeds from the sale of the orange t-shirts will support Indigenous charities and our own charitable account. Please see the flyer attached for details. The Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. appreciates your support!....

Get your Official (New for 2022) Orange Shirt for 30th of September! The National Day For Truth and Reconciliation Mark Blackmore, Rotary Club of G.O.A.L.S. 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group Awards Contest - Deadline is Sept 30, 2022 Courtney Doldron, Secretary, BELRAG 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

The New Sylvia Whitlock Leadership Award recognizes members for advancing women in Rotary

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The Sylvia Whitlock Leadership Award honors one Rotary member each year for their work to advance women in Rotary. The award is named for Sylvia Whitlock, the first woman to serve as a Rotary club president. Whitlock has gone on to lead change for women around the world through Rotary. 
In 2021, the RI Board made this award, which was created by group of Rotarians in 2017, an official RI award. Beginning this year, any member can nominate another member during the 1 August-30 September nomination period. Do you know a member of any gender who is doing great work to advance women in Rotary? Now is the time to recognize them for their contributions. 

The New Sylvia Whitlock Leadership Award recognizes members for advancing women in Rotary 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
Nominating committee selects Stephanie Urchick as President Nominee for 2024-25 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Ian Riseley's September 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Ian Riseley, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2022-23
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In the Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation (and Rotary International Past President)  Ian Riseley's  September 2022 Newsletter, he talks about being part of an organization that is making our world a better place by helping those who can’t read them. In September, Ian asks us to celebrate Basic Education and Literacy Month by looking at the long-term impact Rotary and The Rotary Foundation are making and how we are finding ways to lend a hand in the effort. He encourages us to "think big about literacy and education and change the world — this month and beyond"............. 

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Ian Riseley's September 2022 Newsletter Ian Riseley, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2022-23 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones' September 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President 2022-23
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In President Jennifer Jones'  September 2022 Newsletter, she talks about her trip to Guatemala and a treacherous river crossing which reminded her that Rotarians rely on local, on the ground experts  to do what we do best and that sometimes we have to take uncomfortable chances to reach important goals............

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones' September 2022 Newsletter Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President 2022-23 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News for September 2022

Posted by Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

In her September 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 September 2022 Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2022-09-01 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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In Memory of our Rotarians - September 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 - September 2022 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
Inclusion is vital to the comfort and care of members 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

3 thoughts on attracting members and keeping them

Posted by Abdulwahab B Akinlade, past president of the Rotaract Club of Ikorodu Golden, Lagos, Nigeria

Abdulwahab B. AkinladeMembership is the backbone of organizations like Rotary. My friend Musiliu Babatunde has a favorite song about Rotary, and it is called Wake Up Rotarians. It talks about the importance of membership to a club and how a club will become inactive and die if there are no members. The song prompted me to think about ways we can attract members. Here are a few thoughts: .....

3 thoughts on attracting members and keeping them Abdulwahab B Akinlade, past president of the Rotaract Club of Ikorodu Golden, Lagos, Nigeria 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Recognize people of action with Rotary service awards

Does your club or district have members who have demonstrated a particular commitment to service? Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation have a number of awards to recognize members, nonmembers, alumni, and clubs for their work. The updated Rotary Service Awards resource provides information about eligibility, deadlines, and the nomination process. Recognizing the work of people in your district is a great way to engage members as well as nonmembers. For general information about awards, go to Rotary.org/awards

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Focusing on the comfort and care of our members

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One of RI President Jennifer Jones' initiatives is to focus on the comfort and care of our members, and NOW is the perfect time to make sure that  your club provides a welcoming experience. Members are more likely to stay if we listen to them and understand what they want out of Rotary. Here are a few ideas for helping people feel valued and involved:

Remember that for any Learning Center course, you’ll need a My Rotary account. 
Find more membership resources on My Rotary. 

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Member survey gives glimpse of where we’re at

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In the most recent annual survey of Rotary members, 45% of respondents cited friendship as the reason they remain in Rotary, and 84% said they were satisfied with their ability to connect with friends through Rotary. Meanwhile, 42% of respondents cited the opportunity to make an impact on their communities as the reason they remained in Rotary — another response that would have delighted Rotary’s founder, Paul Harris. Gathering info of this nature is one of the reasons Rotary surveys members every year. Read more about the survey results.

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WELCOME TO THE SEPTEMBER 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" .........
 
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Help Orphans in Ukraine with the Gift of Education - TODAY

Posted by Joan Barrett, Chair, District 7070 Basic Education & Literacy Committee
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Be Reading (Free Reading) in Ukraine 

Be Reading has been afforded the opportunity to provide English literacy curriculum to orphans in the Ukraine. 

We need your help! We need new or used small devices such as i-pads, notebooks, chrome books or light laptop with and power cord. 

We can pick up the devices (see their contacts below). Our goal is 20 to 30 new or used devices which will be personally carried over to Ukraine  in the next few weeks.

To see how YOU can help TODAY, Please Read more......

  Help Orphans in Ukraine with the Gift of Education - TODAY Joan Barrett, Chair, District 7070 Basic Education & Literacy Committee 2022-08-31 04:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada - Urgent Need - Flood in Pakistan

Posted by Stephanie Christensen, Executive Director, Shelterbox Canada
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ShelterBox has deployed an emergency response team to Pakistan after severe monsoon has flooding left thousands of people with nowhere to live. Over 33 million people have been affected by the severe flooding. People's homes have sunk in flood water or been swept away. More than 1,100 people have lost their lives and this number is still climbing.

Please DONATE  NOW.. Please Read more.....

Shelterbox Canada - Urgent Need - Flood in Pakistan Stephanie Christensen, Executive Director, Shelterbox Canada 2022-08-30 04:00:00Z 0

The Redesigned Rotary Brand Center

Posted by David Alexander, Chief Communications Officer, Rotary International
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Visit the new and easier-to-use Brand Center for your Rotary promotional needs

Dear Rotarians and all of the Rotary Family in District 7070,

Thank you for your vital feedback during the preview period for the updated Brand Center. The responses we received from public image coordinators, committee members, and other frequent users have been overwhelmingly positive.

Because of that, we’ve now launched the rebuilt Brand Center to the entire Rotary community..... Please Read more.....

The Redesigned Rotary Brand Center David Alexander, Chief Communications Officer, Rotary International 2022-08-29 04:00:00Z 0

REGISTER FOR THE NOVEMBER 26 PUBLIC IMAGE WORKSHOP

Are you using the correct Rotary logo and theme logo on your club website and social media site (Facebook, Twitter , Instagram, etc) to convey that clear consistent Rotary message? Are you asking the public if they are interested in joining your club? Has your club participated in the club website refresh program? What Rotary signage does your club have set up in your community and is it working? Are you using graphics and music in the promotion of your club events and fundraisers ? Are those graphics borrowed or licensed by someone else? These are just some of the items we will be covering in this fast paced three hour District 7070 Public Image Workshop. We want you to be able to increase your club's public image so that you are attracting potential members, and friends of Rotary to your club.

Is there something else that you want to see presented in the workshop? Please let us know.

Location will be announced shortly. It may be zoom. Please register today. This workshop will be most useful to your club's Public Image Directors, chairs and committee members but anyone interested in boosting your club's public image can attend. Our goal is to have one person from each club.

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Register Now for the Rotary Zone 28 & 32 Interact Convention Oct 20 to 23, 2022

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Dear Rotary Family,

The exciting Zone 28 & 32 Interact Convention (ZIC) is taking place October 20th-23rd, 2022 and we want to see students from District 7070 there! 

This is an opportunity for Rotarians to show their support for our young leaders who have been working very hard organizing this first-ever Zone event that includes Interact delegates from Canada, USA, Bermuda and St. Pierre et Miquelon! Here's where your help is needed: .....

Register Now for the Rotary Zone 28 & 32 Interact Convention Oct 20 to 23, 2022 2022-08-22 04:00:00Z 0

INCREASE your club’s Facebook Presence

Posted by Melissa Ward, Rotary Club of Twin Bridges, Southern Saratoga, New York, USA and chair of the Rotarians on Social Networks Fellowship
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A Facebook page gives your club a voice on Facebook. With so much other “noise” on social media, there are several things you can do to raise your club’s page above the distractions. ......

INCREASE your club’s Facebook Presence Melissa Ward, Rotary Club of Twin Bridges, Southern Saratoga, New York, USA and chair of the Rotarians on Social Networks Fellowship 2022-08-19 04:00:00Z 0

Want new members in Your Club? YOU HAVE TO GET SOCIAL

Posted by Evan Burrell, a member of the Rotary Club of Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia
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Did you know more than a billion people use social media every day?

Social media is readily accessible, instantaneous, cost effective and user friendly. It offers your Rotary club a fantastic opportunity to communicate more effectively with members and supporters and can energize the way you promote your club and find new members.

Here are just a few examples of ways your club can use social media:

Want new members in Your Club? YOU HAVE TO GET SOCIAL Evan Burrell, a member of the Rotary Club of Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia 2022-08-19 04:00:00Z 0

SIX Social Media Resolutions  - GET Your Club Noticed

Posted by Evan Burrell, a member of the Rotary Club of Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia
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Maybe you spent much of last year banging away on social media to gain exposure for your club (because everyone says you should), but you felt like you were getting nowhere fast. It’s still early in the year. Why not take a step back, make an honest assessment of your approach, and determine what you could do better.

Here are six social media resolutions I think you should make this year to elevate your club’s social media exposure......

SIX Social Media Resolutions - GET Your Club Noticed Evan Burrell, a member of the Rotary Club of Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia 2022-08-19 04:00:00Z 0

Here is Why your club should use Instagram

Posted by Evan Burrell, a member of the Rotary Club of Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia
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The most engaging posts on social media are the ones that include images. That isn’t a statement, it’s a fact!  Out of all of the social media networks, I have to say Instagram is my favorite. Why? Because photos equal fun!  Although Facebook is currently the most popular social network, other platforms have been gaining ground, especially visual platforms like Instagram, which allows users to share photos after applying edits and digital filters. After uploading your photo, you can share it on your club’s social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. Instagram is awesome when it comes to showing your creativity and it has 300 million active users.

So why should your club be on Instagram? Because “a picture is worth a thousand words.” There are so many things you can do with photos to showcase your vibrant club and promote Rotary. Before your jump in:

Here is Why your club should use Instagram Evan Burrell, a member of the Rotary Club of Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia 2022-08-19 04:00:00Z 0
You Can now Download the Newly Updated Areas of Focus Guide 2022-08-19 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Statement on Recent Polio Detections in USA & Europe

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The recent detection of the vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 case in New York, USA, and isolates in several environmental samples collected in London are stark reminders that as long as polio exists anywhere, it is a threat everywhere. It also highlights the importance of vaccination as the only form of protection against polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases and the work that needs to be done in our communities to encourage the uptake of vaccines. Also, as the world gets closer to zero wild poliovirus cases, it is increasingly important to track all forms of the virus wherever they may appear, including in polio-free regions......

Rotary Statement on Recent Polio Detections in USA & Europe 2022-08-19 04:00:00Z 0

Heads Up on Altering the Rotary Logo

Posted by David Andrews, Chair, District 7070 Public Image Committee
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I have  noticed that some Rotary Clubs in our District are altering the Rotary logo for use in the marketing and promotion of their various events and projects.

This sends the wrong signal to the public. Many do not know who we are now and with different “looks” to our logo just makes it worse. Please use the Rotary Voice and Visual Guidelines  ( see : https://my.rotary.org/en/document/tell-rotarys-story-voice-and-visual-identity-guidelines-rotarians ) and USE ONLY THE ONE ROTARY LOGO in your marking and public relations initiatives. That would include your website , all social media sites and any signs you may have created.  We continue to strive for One clear consistent look and message in all that we do, to ensure that everyone knows our “Rotary” message.....

Heads Up on Altering the Rotary Logo David Andrews, Chair, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2022-08-19 04:00:00Z 0

Heads Up On Licensing Issues When Creating Graphics for your Events

Posted by David Andrews, Chair, Rotary District 7070 Public Image Committee

Heads up on licensing issues when creating graphics for Rotary events (golf tournaments, ribfests, winefests, auctions, etc.

Some Rotary Clubs pay licensing fees for graphics from vendors that they use to market and promote their fundraising events. I know that many clubs get on to the internet and create graphics for their events by copying and pasting graphics.  We all know that this is the best form of flattery. However, it can lead to the vendors (not necessarily from the Rotary Clubs) from issuing complaints that may cost the clubs using the copied graphics. Please be careful out there. Please Read more and see what our District Governor Iosif Ciosa has found for us to use.....

Heads Up On Licensing Issues When Creating Graphics for your Events David Andrews, Chair, Rotary District 7070 Public Image Committee 2022-08-19 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2022-23!  - REGISTER TODAY

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute
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In 2022-23 we are staying with our Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) programming in the virtual format.  Although we all appreciate that videoconference will never replace the personal connection that we get from meeting face-to-face, RLI is a very successful program with overwhelming response and enthusiasm from Rotarians across the District. Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. 

Click here to register for Part 1 Wed Sept 14, Wed Sept 21, Wed Sept 28

Click here to register for Part 2 Wed Oct 12, Wed Oct 19, Wed Oct 26

Click here to register for Part 3 Wed Nov 9, Wed Nov 16, Wed Nov 23

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2022-23! - REGISTER TODAY Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2022-08-11 04:00:00Z 0

GO ONLINE - You Can Still Qualify TODAY for The Rotary Foundation District and Global Grant Qualification 

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair
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The Rotary Foundation requires every Rotary and Rotaract Club that wants to apply for a District or Global Grant is qualified.  It's not too late. Please get your club qualified TODAY. It is a yearly process, administered by the Districts.  In D7070, we have an on-line process, consisting of three quizzes connected to three self-study modules.   The modules and quizzes are found on the District’s website, www.rotary7070.org   At least two Club members must pass the three quizzes.  In addition, the Club President (2022-23) and President-Elect (2023-24) must submit a signed MOU – Memorandum of Understanding to the District. If you want to Qualify NOW  (perhaps you missed theNovember 19 Seminar), please Read more to see what you can do to qualify today .....

 
GO ONLINE - You Can Still Qualify TODAY for The Rotary Foundation District and Global Grant Qualification Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair 2022-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

 

Rotary Clubs Are Staying Connected to Their Members and Responding to the Needs in the Community. LOOK AT ALL OF THE RESOURCES

New and different club models will attract diverse leaders to Rotary. Rotary clubs continue to demonstrate their value by staying connected to members and responding to changing needs in the community. Read about clubs around the world who are finding ways to adapt to new challenges and meeting onlineUse these resources to increase your club's value:......

  Rotary Clubs Are Staying Connected to Their Members and Responding to the Needs in the Community. LOOK AT ALL OF THE RESOURCES 2022-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
News from the  WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) Rotary Action Group 2022-08-01 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. 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 2022-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

August is Membership & New Club Development Month

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Canadian Rotarians Water Foundation offering funds to WASH Projects in 2022-23 Rotary Year

Posted by Ron Denham, Past District 7070 Governor and Chair Emeritus WASHRAG
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Dear Rotarian , Rotaractors and the whole Rotary family in District 7070,

As a Canadian District Regional Foundation Committee Chair, you know it's getting tougher to secure funding from The Rotary Foundation for Rotary projects. The requirements are increasingly demanding, and the amounts available for grants are being squeezed. Fortunately the Canadian Rotarian Water Foundation is here to help!

We are offering up to $10,000 (CAD) or 10% of the value (whichever is less) of any WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) project focusing on a hospital, clinic or other health care facility, in which a Canadian Rotary club plays a leading role.......

Canadian Rotarians Water Foundation offering funds to WASH Projects in 2022-23 Rotary Year Ron Denham, Past District 7070 Governor and Chair Emeritus WASHRAG 2022-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE AUGUST 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 AUGUST 2022 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2022-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Ian Riseley's August 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Ian Riseley, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2022-23
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In the Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Ian Riseley's  August 2022 Newsletter, he talks about international impact of clubs in Canada and other countries particpated in a Rotary Global Grants and how they helped with bushfires that devastated in Ausrtralia in 2019 and 2020. He asks us to "Think of the impact of our polio eradication efforts, our peace education programs, and our Programs of Scale grants. All these efforts to make the world a better place emanate from our Foundation." He adds that, "The more visibility and impact we have through Foundation projects, the more people want to be part of what we are doing as partners or as members. Everybody wins." He concludes by saying, "Rotary and its Foundation are inseparable — you can’t have one without the other. They are two sides of the same coin. Remember that other side of the Rotary coin and support your Foundation"  ......... 

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Ian Riseley's August 2022 Newsletter Ian Riseley, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2022-23 2022-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones' August 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President 2022-23
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In President Jennifer Jones'  August 2022 Newsletter, she says it starts with an invitation to join Rotary that unlocks our imaginations and allows us to know that everything and anything is possible. Each one of us has that same opportunity —the honor to extend an invitation. She adds that, "It’s time for Rotary to take our next step in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across our organization. Embracing an experience where people feel included... removing barriers for entry and opening doors for inclusion..."  She addas that "We need Rotary leaders to rise from every continent, culture, and creed. We need young members and young thinkers to take on larger roles and responsibilities"..... and that "We need to listen to new Rotary members just as keenly, and with as much respect, as those with many years of membership". She concludes by saying that when people of action are committed to a big goal (30 % female members by 2030), we make it worth every ounce of our energy........

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones' August 2022 Newsletter Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President 2022-23 2022-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Iosif Ciosa's August 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor , 2022-23
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In his August 2022 Newsletter, District Governor Iosif Ciosa talks about August being Membership and New Club Development Month. He asks us all to call someone in our club who we have not seen in a while. He reminds us of Jennifer Jones own words to ask our members... What they want to get out of Rotary.  He talks about the extension to qualify and apply for a District Grant (please don't delay). Iosif has been travelling and volunteering at your club events too. Be sure to register as soon as you can for the October 2022 District Conference ........

District Governor Iosif Ciosa's August 2022 Newsletter Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor , 2022-23 2022-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Look Who I Found at the Caribbean  Grand Parade in Toronto  - Boosting Rotary's Public Image

Posted by David Andrews, Chair District 7070 Public Image Committee

Look who I saw on CP24 TV talking to Patricia Jaggernauth on Saturday at the Caribbean festival's Grand Parade  and look at his hat. None other than Rotary District 7070 Assistant Governor  Courtney Doldron, from the Rotary Club of North York. Courtney's Rotary hat was seen by thousands. Thank you Courtney. That's how we boost Rotary's Public Image. 

Look Who I Found at the Caribbean Grand Parade in Toronto - Boosting Rotary's Public Image David Andrews, Chair District 7070 Public Image Committee 2022-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

August 2022 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 for 2022-24

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To embrace current technology and to be a resource to all members of Zone’s 28/32 the current newsletter is being transitioned to an interactive blog style format that will be managed and moderated by the Zone leadership team. Here is the August video from Drew Kessler, our new Rotary International Director . Be sure to read your emails and view the new "In The Zone" monthly newsletter. And Get "In the Zone"! Join our special Facebook group for sharing Rotary ideas on membership, our Rotary Foundation, and best practices for enhancing Rotary's Public Image......

August 2022 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 for 2022-24 2022-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News for August 2022

Posted by Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

In her August 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 August 2022 Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2022-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  August 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 August 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 brand new club and personal goals and make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, as we start a brand new 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  August 2022 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2022-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

In Memory of our Rotarians - August 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 .....

 

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Jennifer Jones Presidential Fund for The Rotary Foundation - You Can Donate Today

𝑷𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝑮𝒊𝒇𝒕𝒔 𝑫𝒖𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑱𝒆𝒏𝒏𝒊𝒇𝒆𝒓 𝑱𝒐𝒏𝒆𝒔’ 𝑷𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒀𝒆𝒂𝒓

In recognition of her commitment to supporting the long-term financial stability of Rotary, Jennifer Jones has requested that gifts to her Presidential Fund support the Endowment-World Fund. Gifts are not requested, however those wishing to make a Rotary Foundation gift in appreciation for RI President Jennifer’s participation in an event are requested to make a gift to the Jennifer Jones Presidential Fund – Endowment-World Fund. 
The World Fund is the primary funding source for global grants which support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. The World Fund provides the necessary funding for our highest priority activities around the globe. 
For further information and to download an information sheet visit: https://trfcanada.org/.../jennifer-jones-presidential-fund

Jennifer Jones Presidential Fund for The Rotary Foundation - You Can Donate Today 2022-07-31 04:00:00Z 0

Is A Gift to Rotary’s Endowment Fund in Your Estate Plan? Here's How

Rotary’s tomorrow depends on what we do today. You can be an important part of The Rotary Foundation serving humanity by including a gift to Rotary’s Endowment in your estate plan. A gift from your estate to the Endowment will provide ongoing financial support, just as your annual contributions do today. Join the many Rotary members and friends of Rotary who have made commitments to improving and enriching lives around the globe by creating your personal legacy with The Rotary Foundation. Download Legacy brochure https://my.rotary.org/.../your-rotary-legacy-notification...

Is A Gift to Rotary’s Endowment Fund in Your Estate Plan? Here's How 2022-07-31 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary International CEO John Hewko's address to Rotarians at the annual PETS Alliance meeting - There Are Our Opportunities - See Them Here John Hewco, COE, Rotary International 2022-07-31 04:00:00Z 0

Creating a Welcoming Club Environment

Posted by Tom Gump, Past District Governor of District 5950, and a Member of Rotary International’s Membership Growth Committee
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I love August because it is the time of year when Rotary looks seriously at the topic of membership. We are a membership organization and as such, we need members to grow and expand our impact. Service is the avenue by which we make a lasting impact in our communities and how we keep our members engaged.

There are at least three methods of strengthening membership. We can pour energy into attracting new members. We can focus on engaging existing members. And we can form new clubs that serve distinct needs and serve as a magnet for attracting still more members. At different times and places, our Rotary International presidents have focused on all of these aspects of membership.......

Creating a Welcoming Club Environment Tom Gump, Past District Governor of District 5950, and a Member of Rotary International’s Membership Growth Committee 2022-07-31 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary is inviting members to join the Youth Advisory Council - Deadline is August 5 2022-07-31 04:00:00Z 0

Help Uxbridge Rotary Support their Humanitarian Efforts  as a Result of the Tornado 

Posted by Chuck Taylor, Rotary Club of Uxbridge

Dear fellow Rotarians and Rotaractors and the whole Rotary family in District 7070,

We are grateful to all who have reached out with offers of support after a tornado touched down in Uxbridge on May 21, 2022 and caused catastrophic damage. We know many lives have been changed. The Rotary Club of Uxbridge is glad to be able to provide a central place to receive donations through the Rotary Club of Uxbridge Charitable Foundation. All funds received will be used specifically for disaster relief.

We are working with Durham Social Services and the Township of Uxbridge to assess the specific needs of the community including supporting families and individuals who have been displaced and those dealing with food insecurity. All funds received will be distributed, as quickly as possible to local charitable organizations serving the community.

Donations may be sent via e-transfer to uxbridgerotaryfoundation@gmail.com. All donations $20 or over will receive a tax receipt.

In order to properly address your tax receipt, please include your name, email address and mailing address in the message line of your e-transfer.

For donations by cheque, please send to:
Rotary Club of Uxbridge Charitable Foundation
121 Second Avenue
Uxbridge, ON L9P 2A2

Chuck  Taylor

Rotary Club of Uxbridge

 

Note: Chuck is available to talk to your Rotary Club. He can be reached at oakbridge@zing-net.ca

Help Uxbridge Rotary Support their Humanitarian Efforts as a Result of the Tornado Chuck Taylor, Rotary Club of Uxbridge 2022-07-30 04:00:00Z 0

Misko-Aki - Confluence of Cultures introduces a new and unique exhibition - We Ask Rotary Clubs To Please Support & Donate Today - Club Presentations NOW Available

Posted by Bill Empey, Honouring Indigenous People, District Coordinator, Rotary District 7070
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Misko-Aki; Confluence of Cultures introduces a new and unique exhibition of Indigenous history and culture in Muskoka. Located at the Muskoka Steamship and Discovery Center in Gravenhurst, the exhibition (and a virtual version) will open in 2023.   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 the region. This unique project highlights the authentic and previously unrecorded history of these four cultures in a fascinating presentation. The confluence of these four cultures in Muskoka ties together indigenous history in many southern Ontario communities. Rotary Clubs can now donate to the exhibition. Please Read more to see how you can help .....

Misko-Aki - Confluence of Cultures introduces a new and unique exhibition - We Ask Rotary Clubs To Please Support & Donate Today - Club Presentations NOW Available Bill Empey, Honouring Indigenous People, District Coordinator, Rotary District 7070 2022-07-30 04:00:00Z 0

Covenant of Nations - Sacred Wampum Renewal Gathering:  Rotary Clubs can Support - Please DONATE TODAY

Posted by Bill Empey, Honouring Indigenous People, District Coordinator, Rotary District 7070
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The Covenant of Nations will bring together elders from the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Anishinaabeg nation in a sacred renewal of Wampum Belt agreements that establish peaceful relations and resource sharing.  These agreements cover the area surrounding the Great Lakes and were last renewed before the arrival of settlers.  Rotary is being asked to support this initiative.  This reflects the trust and friendship established between Rotary and the indigenous community. Please Read more to see how YOU can help.....

Covenant of Nations - Sacred Wampum Renewal Gathering: Rotary Clubs can Support - Please DONATE TODAY Bill Empey, Honouring Indigenous People, District Coordinator, Rotary District 7070 2022-07-30 04:00:00Z 0

Tactical Emergency Medical supplies to civilians on the front lines of Ukraine - Needed NOW - Rotary District 7070 Clubs Can Help TODAY

Posted by Past District Governor Ron Dick & District 7070 Public Image Chair David Andrews

To our fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors and our whole District 7070 Rotary family,

At the Rotary District 7070 Conference in Oshawa in October , we saw the partnership with Durham College's Rotary Global Classroom and Sunnybrook Hospital, and Global Guardian working together to send Tactical Emergency Medical supplies to civilians on the front lines of Ukraine. They need Rotary Clubs in District 7070 to help today. Thank you to the Rotary Clubs who have already donated and are saving lives.  All donations that are in by August 12th will be included in their purchase of medical supplies from Sunnybrook hospital and taken to the Ukrainian war zone with the team, at the beginning of September. However, if you cannot meet this deadline, they are working on another shipment of medical kits that will arrive in a few months.  Please Read more to find out more about the project and how YOU can help this immediate need TODAY....

Tactical Emergency Medical supplies to civilians on the front lines of Ukraine - Needed NOW - Rotary District 7070 Clubs Can Help TODAY Past District Governor Ron Dick & District 7070 Public Image Chair David Andrews 2022-07-30 04:00:00Z 0

Toronto Rotary Club Invites District 7070 to an Evening of Networking, Connecting and Indigenous Culture - Sept 15, 2022

Posted by Bill Empey, Honouring Indigenous People, District Coordinator, Rotary District 7070
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The Rotary Club of Toronto and the Indigenous Spirit Fund (Native Child and Family Services of Toronto) are hosting an exciting event that you won’t want to miss. It’s an evening of networking, connecting and Indigenous culture and it’s going to be held in the beautiful St. James Cathedral Centre Event Venue at Adelaide and Church streets65 Church St., Toronto on Sept. 15, 2022, 5 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. To see more about the event and how to get tickets, please Read more.....

Toronto Rotary Club Invites District 7070 to an Evening of Networking, Connecting and Indigenous Culture - Sept 15, 2022 Bill Empey, Honouring Indigenous People, District Coordinator, Rotary District 7070 2022-07-30 04:00:00Z 0

A FINAL  Opportunity to Apply for a 2022-23 Rotary Foundation District Grants

Posted by District Governor Iosif Ciosa,
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The District is about to send in its application for District Grants for the 2022-23 Rotary year to the Rotary Foundation.  However, before submitting it, we are offering Rotary and Rotaract Clubs a final opportunity to apply for a District Grant.  New potential District Grant projects may have come up at the beginning of the new Rotary year.

District Grants can be used for short term projects locally and around the world.  The District is encouraging through the matching formula Clubs to cooperate.  The rules for this round are the same as for the applications sent to the District by May 31 2022, and the 2022-23 application form must be used.  Clubs that want to apply for a District Grant must be qualified.  For more information, incl. the application form, please follow this link https://www.rotary7070.org/sitepage/rotary-foundation-grants-information

 

Applications should be submitted to pdglars.henriksson@gmail.com no later than August 10, 2022.  You can also contact Lars, if you have any question

A FINAL Opportunity to Apply for a 2022-23 Rotary Foundation District Grants District Governor Iosif Ciosa, 2022-07-30 04:00:00Z 0

Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group June 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Courtney Doldron, Secretary of Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group
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Here is a note from Carolyn Johnson, Chair of BELRAG ( Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group)

Imagine Rotary!   Imagine the impact if every Rotary and Rotaract Club was involved in a significant, meaningful literacy or education project in their community.   This July newsletter describes how Rotarians are taking the world they imagine and making it a reality.  Read about BELRAG's (Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group) presence at the otary International Convention in Houston and the projects we hi-lighted at our booth and the break out session we hosted.  From early childhood learning to using technology to support education, Rotarians imagined innovative and impactful projects that have been put into action.......

Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group June 2022 Newsletter Courtney Doldron, Secretary of Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group 2022-07-30 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Richmond Hill Invites YOU to their Craft Beer Festival - August 13

Posted by Peter Szoke, Rotary Club of Richmond Hill
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After a long two years the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill is excited to be bringing back the Richmond Hill Craft Beer Festival. It will be held on Saturday, August 13th 4-11pm at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. This year’s festivities will feature craft breweries from all around Ontario, along with craft mead, ciders and spirits. We are thrilled to be able to present live entertainment, musical acts Flyball Governor Band, Jimmy and the Buzz, Urban Sky & more to come. Local restaurants Aneal’s Taste of the Islands and King Henry’s Arms will be offering some delicious handheld eats.  All proceeds from this event will go to local and international charitable projects, supported by the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill. Tickets are only $25 and can be purchased in advance, online, or from me! All tickets purchased prior to the day of the event include 3 sample tickets each good for a 6 oz beer.  Check www.rotarybeertasting.com for more event details and tickets. #RHBeer2022

 

Rotary Club of Richmond Hill Invites YOU to their Craft Beer Festival - August 13 Peter Szoke, Rotary Club of Richmond Hill 2022-07-30 04:00:00Z 0

Join Port Perry Pedals on Sept 11 with the Port Perry Rotary Club

Posted by Bob Almack, Rotary Club of Port Perry

Here is a note from Bob Almack, Rotary Club of Port Perry:

Dear fellow Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 7070

Port Perry Rotary's major fund raiser is our second annual https://portperrypedals.ca on September 11th.   Please come cycle with us September 11th. Wonderful scenic routes through the Greenbelt and Oak Ridges Morraine. Choose from the family 10 km or longer 30, 50, 100 and 160 km routes with supported rest / refueling stations. Have a fun day while supporting the good causes of Port Perry Rotary. Please visit https://portperrypedals.ca or use QR code to sign up today! I would like to challenge all clubs to register 5 riders. For any club that does, I will volunteer to speak to their club on self-supported bikepacking.  

Bob welcomes a call or Facetime/ Whatsapp if you have any questions about Port Perry Pedals. My number 289 356 5563. 

Yours In Rotary,

Bob Almack

Rotary Club of Port Perry

 

Join Port Perry Pedals on Sept 11 with the Port Perry Rotary Club Bob Almack, Rotary Club of Port Perry 2022-07-30 04:00:00Z 0

REGISTER NOW FOR THE NOVEMBER 19, 2022 - Rotary Foundation Grants Seminar

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair
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Back by big demand!  On Saturday, November 19, 2022, there will be a Rotary Foundation Grant Seminar.  The purpose is to give members of Rotary and Rotaract Clubs the opportunity of learning more about the Rotary Foundation and how the Grants program works, incl. what is required of Clubs that want to apply for District and Global Grants. There is still time to REGISTER HERE !! Please note that registrations are filling fast.

Rotary and Rotaract Clubs are qualified once at least two of their members have attended this workshop or completed the on-line training modules.  In addition, the Clubs must submit a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for each year to the District. Members of Rotary and Rotaract Clubs interested in attending the Workshop, held in Oshawa, must register by visiting the District’s website

The program for the seminar, which will be held at the Oshawa and District Shrine Hall, 1626 Simcoe St. N, Oshawa, will start at 8.30 am with Registration.  The formal program will start at 9 am with an overview of the Rotary Foundation, followed by information on the Grants program.  Both District Grant and Global Grant projects will be covered, incl. case presentations.  A simple lunch will be provided. ALL AT NO CHARGE TO YOU OR YOUR CLUB.  The program is expected to finish at 2 pm.

Rotary and Rotaract Clubs are encouraged to send at least two members each.  For more information, please contact PDG Lars Henriksson at pdglars.henriksson@gmail.com or cell 416 402 6093. The Complete agenda will be released soon.  Hope to see you in Oshawa Saturday, November 19, 2022.

REGISTER NOW FOR THE NOVEMBER 19, 2022 - Rotary Foundation Grants Seminar Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair 2022-07-29 04:00:00Z 0

Jennifer Jones Presidential Initiatives

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Rotary International President Jennifer Jones imagines a Rotary where members act to make their dreams become reality and make the most of their club experiences. During her year, Jones will focus on four presidential initiatives that Imagine Rotary: advancing our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI); creating a welcoming club experience; empowering girls; and expanding our reach.......

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Does Your Club Have a Plan Beyond Tomorrow? -  Here's How - It's A New Club Visioning Model - Creating A Plan For The Future

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor
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COVID has thrown a wrench in many Clubs’ plans. As we are returning step by step to a more normal life, it may be time to also look at the plans for the future for our Clubs.  Club Visioning offers a process to develop an Action Plan for the Club.  Each member of the Club is invited to participate, and the session can be either on-line or in person.  Interested?  Please, contact Lars Henriksson at pdglars.henriksson@gmail.com to find out more about the Club Visioning program.

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 ........

Does Your Club Have a Plan Beyond Tomorrow? - Here's How - It's A New Club Visioning Model - Creating A Plan For The Future Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Your Club's Rotary Citation In  2022-23  - Here's How You Can Get It - START TODAY - We Are Half Way Through the Year

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

Here's how.......

Your Club's Rotary Citation In  2022-23  - Here's How You Can Get It - START TODAY - We Are Half Way Through the Year 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Attention Rotarians and Rotaractors: Come Join Our Public Image Committee - Help our 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: Come Join Our Public Image Committee - Help our Rotary & Rotaract Clubs Boost Their Public Image David Andrews, Chair, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
REACH OUT And Connect Your Club With Other Rotary Clubs in Our District RIGHT HERE IN THIS MONTHLY NEWSLETTER 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Want to Boost  Your Club's Public Image?  - Just Ask Us - The Rotary Public Image Committee Is Here to Help

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 your club's basic web site setup as well as social media channels and the way they were being used. A spreadsheet of the results was made available for our District Leadership Team and Assistant Governors to look at in the Fall of 2020. The Pie Chart included shows a graphical representation of the results.  Where do you "think" your club fits in this chart? What is the Image that the public have, about your club? ASK ROB.... Please Read more....

Want to Boost Your Club's Public Image? - Just Ask Us - The Rotary Public Image Committee Is Here to Help Rob MacArthur, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Want to increase your club's value? Try these Resources

New and different club models will attract diverse leaders to Rotary. Rotary clubs continue to demonstrate their value by staying connected to members and responding to changing needs in the community. Read about clubs around the world who are finding ways to adapt to new challenges and meeting onlineUse these resources to increase your club's value:......

Want to increase your club's value? Try these Resources 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE JULY 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 JULY 2022 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Iosif Ciosa's July 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor , 2022-23
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In his July 2022 Newsletter, District Governor Iosif Ciosa talks about the beginning of the new Rotary Year, always an exciting time, with renewed vigor, plans being made, goals being set and excitement filling the air. The Ribfests, food events, festivals and all kinds of fundraisers are in full swing. He thanked Past District Governor Ron Dick  for his leadership through a trying year with Covid and talked about the new normal, a normal where we will still use Zoom to communicate and meet, and return to in person meetings, hands on projects, and fundraisers. He welcomes Rotaractors a members of Rotary, and Jennifer Jones and the first female President of Rotary International and her theme to Imagine Rotary. Iosif's commitment to all of us is to provide us with inspiration, resources and support to grow and connect Rotary........

District Governor Iosif Ciosa's July 2022 Newsletter Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor , 2022-23 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

RI President Jennifer Jones Theme for 2022-23 presidential theme: 'Imagine Rotary'

Posted by Jennifer Jones, 2022-23 Rotary International President
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Rotary International President 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 Jennifer Jones Theme for 2022-23 presidential theme: 'Imagine Rotary' Jennifer Jones, 2022-23 Rotary International President 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
Let's Meet Iosif Ciosa, from the Rotary Club of Etobicoke, our 2022-23 Rotary District 7070 Governor 2022-07-01 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 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Your Club's Website Refresh Program - SIGN UP TODAY - for this Rotary year  - NOW OPEN - for the 2022-23 Half-Back Rebate Incentive

Posted by Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor
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To Rotarians in District 7070:

To assist the Rotary Clubs of District 7070 achieve their Strategic Action goals, at the request of District Governor Iosif Ciosa, the District Public Relations Committee is continuing the Rotary Club ClubRunner Website Refresh Program and Promotional Discount, NOW available for your club in 2022-23. REGISTER TODAY.  Please Read more......

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Your Club's Website Refresh Program - SIGN UP TODAY - for this Rotary year  - NOW OPEN - for the 2022-23 Half-Back Rebate Incentive Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Tips To Boost Your Club's Online Presence - Try These Tips 

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 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 - Try These Tips Rob MacArthur, District Public Image Committee 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Do You Connect the RSS Feeds in your Rotary  Social Media Accounts? Here's how

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

Email: info@robmac.org

Do You Connect the RSS