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

District 7070 World Polio Day Photo Contest - Open to District 7070 Rotary & Rotaract Clubs

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We want 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) will judge the best photo. The winner will receive a $100 donation to PolioPlus in the club’s name. We are going to get a a plaque to be presented on an annual basis to the winning club. On October 20, at the World Polio Day LIVE broadcast from the Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College. District 7070 has approved of a donation to the club with the winning photo of  $100 to Polio Fund in the name of the Rotary Club. District Governor Iosif Ciosa will present that plaque and acknowledge the donation certificate and the plaque to the winning club at the World Polio Day Live broadcast on Oct 20.  Send your photos to Randy Nickerson at  randy@streetphotos.ca  and to Trish Best at trish.best@durham.ca by TUESDAY, Oct 18 at  3:00 PM. Good luck to everyone. 

District 7070 World Polio Day Photo Contest - Open to District 7070 Rotary & Rotaract Clubs 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

A New Weapon Against Polio

Posted by Jayson Keyser, Rotary magazine

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

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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 2022-09-30 04:00:00Z 0

Be sure to Add the "JOIN 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" button on the District 7070 Website and to have over 40 Rotary Clubs have a "Join Us" button on their own club website AND have a members 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" 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

Rotary HIP Youth to Youth Program Rescheduled to may 12-14, 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:
  • 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 October 12-14, 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. HIP encourages youth to apply today! Details and application are found on http://www.rotaryhip.com. REGISTER TODAY.   https://honouringindigenouspeoples.com/youth-to-youth-engagement/y2y70107070/   Please read more....
Rotary HIP Youth to Youth Program Rescheduled to may 12-14, 2023 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

2022 Concert for Feed The Need in Durham - Hosted by the Rotary Clubs in Durham Region  - Dec 11, 2022 - TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted by Joe Solway, Rotary Club of Bowmanville
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Fifth Annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham   At 2pm on Sunday December 11, 2022, musicians from across the Durham Region will be gathering at The Music Hall - Oshawa, 44 Bond Street West in Oshawa Ontario 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 11, 2022 .  Please Read more....

2022 Concert for Feed The Need in Durham - Hosted by the Rotary Clubs in Durham Region - Dec 11, 2022 - TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE Joe Solway, Rotary Club of Bowmanville 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

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

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 - Still Needed - Rotary Clubs Can Help TODAY Past District Governor Ron Dick & District 7070 Public Image Chair David Andrews 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 - Postponed Until 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 - Postponed Until Aug 31 to Sept 3, 2023 2022-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Funds are NOW available 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.......

Funds are NOW available from Canadian Rotarians Water Foundation for your WASH Projects in 2022-23 Rotary Year Ron Denham, Past District 7070 Governor and Chair Emeritus WASHRAG 2022-09-01 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

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:

Kick-Start You Club's Social Media Presence Hannah Shaw, Rotary social and digital media specialist 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 .....

 

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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 has NOW Launched

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 has NOW Launched 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
You Can now Download the Newly Updated Areas of Focus Guide 2022-08-19 04:00:00Z 0

7 Steps to Increasing 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. ......

7 Steps to Increasing 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

6 Social Media Resolutions to 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......

6 Social Media Resolutions to 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

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......

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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

The Jam on Instagram: Why your club should use it

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:

The Jam on Instagram: Why your club should use it Evan Burrell, a member of the Rotary Club of Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia 2022-08-19 04:00:00Z 0

Want members? Then 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 members? Then get social! Evan Burrell, a member of the Rotary Club of Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia 2022-08-19 04:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day 2022 Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada - WATCH LIVE OR JOIN US IN PERSON 

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District 7070's World Polio Day 2022 - WE ARE BACK - JOIN US LIVE AND IN-PERSON  OR WATCH FROM HOME IN 2022 - Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada on October 20.  (Open to the first 100 IN-PERSON registrants LIVE in the Rotary Global Classroom - REGISTER TODAY) - lunch from light from 6 to 7 pm) then the LIVE BROADCAST from 7:00 to 8:30 pm (Toronto Time). Here is the link to the LIVE broadcast and be sure to see (see the Class Page for a sneak preview right 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 you 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 features 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) , Mike McGovern, (the current Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee, and Dr. Tunji Funsho, Immediate Past Chair of Nigeria's Polio Plus Committee. We will also hear from Jennifer Jones, incoming Rotary International President as well. Together, they will update all of us about Rotary's efforts with our Global Polio Eradication initiative Partners and our challenge, going forward to End Polio Now.........

World Polio Day 2022 Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada - WATCH LIVE OR JOIN US IN PERSON  2022-08-17 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

The 2022-23 Club Website Refresh Program - SIGN UP TODAY - for the 2022-23 Half-Back Rebate Incentive - Get Your Club Noticed

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. 25 clubs have completed the refresh program in 2021-22. Their websites are getting noticed.  Now it's TIME TO GET YOUR CLUB NOTICED. Don't be left behind.  REGISTER TODAY.  Please Read more......

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The 2022-23 Club Website Refresh Program - SIGN UP TODAY - for the 2022-23 Half-Back Rebate Incentive - Get Your Club Noticed Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor 2022-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
News from the  WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) Rotary Action Group 2022-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

You Can Still Qualify TODAY On-Line 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 (2021-22) and President-Elect (2022-23) must submit a signed MOU – Memorandum of Understanding to the District. If you want to Qualify NOW instead of waiting for the November 19 Seminar, please Read more to see what you can do to qualify today .....

 
You Can Still Qualify TODAY On-Line 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

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

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

 

In Memory of our Rotarians - August 2022 2022-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Raise For Rotary - Create Your Personal Rotary Foundation Fundraiser 

Raise for Rotary is a platform that allows individuals, clubs, and districts to create online fundraisers that benefit The Rotary Foundation. It is a great way to celebrate personal events and special occasions. Organizers can share their fundraisers through social media, email, and text, so family, friends, colleagues, and supporters can donate online...... Please Read more....

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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

YOU can help Uxbridge Rotary help Support their Humanitarian Efforts  as a Result of the May 21, 2022 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

YOU can help Uxbridge Rotary help Support their Humanitarian Efforts as a Result of the May 21, 2022 Tornado Chuck Taylor, Rotary Club of Uxbridge 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

Covenant of Nations - Sacred Wampum Renewal Gathering: Rotary can Help

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 can Help Bill Empey, Honouring Indigenous People, District Coordinator, Rotary District 7070 2022-07-30 04:00:00Z 0

Misko-Aki - Confluence of Cultures introduces a new and unique exhibition - Rotary Clubs Can Help  - Donate Today

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 - Rotary Clubs Can Help - Donate Today 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 TODAY 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.

REGISTER HERE !! Please note that registrations are filling fast.

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.  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 TODAY 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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Your Club's Rotary Citation In  2022-23  - Here's How You Can Get It

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 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........

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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

Plan Beyond Tomorrow -  Here's How - A New Club Visioning Model

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

Strategic planning consists more or less of these three steps. 

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

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

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

Please Read more ........

Plan Beyond Tomorrow - Here's How - A New Club Visioning Model Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor 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 Feeds in your Rotary Social Media Accounts? Here's how Rob MacArthur, member District 7070 Public Image Committee 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Attention Rotarians and Rotaractors: You Are Invited -  Our Public Image Committee Needs You - Help Rotary & Rotaract Clubs Boost Their Public Image

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

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

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

 

Attention Rotarians and Rotaractors: You Are Invited -  Our Public Image Committee Needs You - Help Rotary & Rotaract Clubs Boost Their Public Image David Andrews, Chair, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Interested in helping our district youth exchange program ?  Want to make lifelong friendships?  Here's How...

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Attention - Rotarians and Rotoractors!
Interested in helping our district youth?  Want to make lifelong friendships? 
The District Rotary Youth Exchange Committee welcomes you to join us!  We meet monthly to select and support our District’s Rotary Youth Exchange Inbound and Outbound Students.  Contact PDG Beth Selby (selbyandvail@gmail.com) or Trevor Hagerman (trevorshelley2020@gmail.com).

Interested in helping our district youth exchange program ? Want to make lifelong friendships? Here's How... 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Interested in Joining  The District 7070 Membership Committee ?

Posted by Joan Barrett, District 7070 Membership Committee
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District 7070 Membership Committee is calling for both Rotaractors and Rotarians in the District to join the District Membership Committee.  Our scope is to foster the growth of Rotary and strong Rotary Clubs in D7070. We are looking for Rotarians who are passionate about membership and growing strong Clubs in D7070. Are you that Rotarian?  If you are interested, please contact Joan Barrett at http://jdbarrett67@gmail.com and we can set up a time to chat about your interests.

The Membership Committee comprises a Main organizing committee and 5 sub-committees. Please take time to review the sub-committees and see which one (s) that suit your interests and where you can contribute the most. To see the various sub-committees. please Read more.....

Interested in Joining  The District 7070 Membership Committee ? Joan Barrett, District 7070 Membership Committee 2022-07-01 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 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

It's Not Too Late - 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 (2021-22) and President-Elect (2022-23) must submit a signed MOU – Memorandum of Understanding to the District. Please read more to see who has qualified and what you can do to qualify.....

 
It's Not Too Late - Qualify TODAY for The Rotary Foundation District and Global Grant Qualification Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
News from the  WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) Rotary Action Group 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  July 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 July 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  July 2022 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News for July 2022

Posted by Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

In her July 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 July 2022 Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

In Memory of our Rotarians - July 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 - July 2022 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary District 7070 At The Toronto Pride Parade  - June 26, 2022 - Another  Success - See the photos

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Members of the Rotary family (and their friends and family!) marched in a spirit of celebration and inclusion in the Pride Toronto Parade on Sunday, June 26,2022!  Fabulous t-shirts were worn by both marchers and observers.  Lots of photos on our Rotary  District 7070 Facebook Page. Thank you to the Rotary Pride 2022 Committee,

Karen Somerville,  Rotary Club of Toronto East

Jeff Dobson, President of the Rotary Club of Toronto 

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

Please Read more .......

Rotary District 7070 At The Toronto Pride Parade - June 26, 2022 - Another Success - See the photos 2022-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Changeover

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As you may recall, the Changeover took place by way of virtually exchanging Rotary Pins. This year, we got the real thing , LIVE at the Jubilee Pavilion in Oshawa, Ontario Canada

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

 

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2021-22 District 7070 Rotary, Rotaract and Interact Year End Awards Presentation

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Past District Governor Ron Dick and the District Governor Team hosted the annual District Govern Changeover Ceremony and Awards Presentations for more than 130 Rotarians and Rotaractors and their spouses from all over District 7070, on June 24, 2022 at the Jubilee Pavillion on Oshawa, as Past District Governor Ron recognized many clubs, Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors for their outstanding contributions to Rotary during this year.......

2021-22 District 7070 Rotary, Rotaract and Interact Year End Awards Presentation 2022-06-30 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Clubs of Durham Region in Oshawa Fiesta Week Parade - Another First for Rotary

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Thank you very much to Rotary Club of Oshawa President Peter Hernandez for organizing this fantastic event. Another first for the Rotary clubs in Durham Region as Rotary marched in the annual Fiesta Week Parade on June 19, 2022. . Rotary's 4th Avenue of service is to encourage and foster international understanding , goodwill and peace and what better way to do it than to be with all the different cultural organizations in Oshawa during Fiesta Week 2022 right here in Oshawa Ontario, Canada. When the Rotary banner and the End Polio Now flags were viewed by the public as we passed by them, we could hear a resounding applause... unsolicited. What a great Public Relations event for Rotary.  Thank you to Peter Hernandez, John Burns, and Joe Solway for taking these fantastic photos.....

Rotary Clubs of Durham Region in Oshawa Fiesta Week Parade - Another First for Rotary 2022-06-30 04:00:00Z 0
2022-23 District 7070 Governor Elect Iosif Ciosa's Closing Remarks Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor 2022-23 2022-06-30 04:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE SPECIAL EDITION OF THE 2021-22 YEAR-END DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER

 

Rotary District 7070 2021-22 Year End Celebration!!!!!

June 24, 2022

Welcome to the  Special Edition Year-End Celebration Edition of the 2021-22 District 7070 Newsletter. 

The 2021-22 Awards Presentations and the District Governor Changeover Ceremony were held on June 24, 2022, at the Jubilee Pavillion in Oshawa. Over 130   Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, and lots of friends of Rotary from all over the District attended the event. Here are just some of the highlights.

In this Newsletter, we are going to feature the Rotary, Rotaract and Interact Awards Presentations , the District Governor Changeover, a year-end message from Past District Governor Ron Dick and add some photos of Ron during his year as District Governor. 

Editor's Note: Congratulations to Past District Governor Ron Dick for an outstanding year as District Governor, as we transitioned from  COVID. He has encouraged and challenged us to "Serve to Change Lives"   in our clubs and in our communities, locally and globally. A job well done. Congratulations to our 2022-23 District Governor Iosif Ciosa,  who will encourage all of us to tell the world that as Rotarians we "Imagine Rotary" as we venture out and Do Good In The World.

WELCOME TO THE SPECIAL EDITION OF THE 2021-22 YEAR-END DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER  2022-06-30 04:00:00Z 0

Get Your "ASK" in Gear and Put the "JOIN US" Button on to your Club Webiste

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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" button on the District 7070 Website and to have over 40 Rotary Clubs have a "Join Us" button on their own club website AND have a members 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" button right up front on the menu tab. To see how we have done , Please Read more........

Get Your "ASK" in Gear and Put the "JOIN US" Button on to your Club Webiste 2022-06-29 04:00:00Z 0

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.....

 

Rotary Four Way Test Plaque Front and Centre at Oshawa Ontario City Hall 2022-06-28 04:00:00Z 0

July 5 in Toronto - Imagine Rotary Canada Tour - Can’t make it in person? Catch Jennifer on Zoom as she addresses volunteers and guests throughout the day

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July 5th is right around the corner. Organizers of the Toronto and satellite events are gearing-up for an amazing day of ACTION with Jennifer Jones and her team.

Can’t make it in person? Not to worry!  PLEASE NOTE: REGISTER & Catch Jennifer on Zoom as she addresses volunteers and guests throughout the day:

Toronto Watershed Clean-up at 12:00 (10 minutes). Registerhttps://rotary7080.zoom.us/.../WN_ewB3lzbnQ2eEmdpHtvPq-A

Toronto Food-Pack Event at 1:45 (15 minutes). Registerhttps://rotary7080.zoom.us/.../WN_ROA3p94IR9CP8eV8ouNPPg

Imagine Rotary BBQ in Toronto at 7:30 (15 minutes). Registerhttps://rotary7080.zoom.us/.../WN_LA7Da-23TseXf4w_E0g5fg

Each session will also be broadcast ‘live’ on the Tour's Facebook page, as well as the Facebook Pages of Districts 7010, 7070, 7080 and 7090!

Click for more information about the day’s events: https://rotary7080.org/page/july-5th-imagine-tour/

July 5 in Toronto - Imagine Rotary Canada Tour - Can’t make it in person? Catch Jennifer on Zoom as she addresses volunteers and guests throughout the day 2022-06-27 04:00:00Z 0

Let's Meet Rotary International President Jennifer E. Jones

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Jennifer Jones, from the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, in Windsor Ontario,  is founder and president of Media Street Productions Inc., an award-winning media company in Windsor. She was chair of the board of governors of the University of Windsor and chair of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce. She has been recognized for her service with the YMCA Peace Medallion, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Wayne State University’s Peacemaker of the Year Award, a first for a Canadian. Jones holds a Doctor of Laws (LL.D.)........

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A Note from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 for 2022-24 2022-06-12 04:00:00Z 0

Use Our Refreshed Rotary District 7070 Website - As A Source for Your Club Website

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

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

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

Use Our Refreshed Rotary District 7070 Website - As A Source for Your Club Website 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Ian Riseley's July 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 July 2022 Newsletter, he talks about the history of the Rotary Foundation and how it has grown into a multi-million dollar charity as we support polio eradication, district grants, global grants scholarships and how today's Rotary Foundation impacts the world through disaster relief, disease prevention, peace education and other areas.  Everyone in Rotary is part of our great legacy and it it up to us to keep it going, The goal this year is $430 million US funds, and we will all work together as we always do with each club and each individual giving what they can. ......... 

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation Ian Riseley's July 2022 Newsletter Ian Riseley, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2022-23 2022-06-01 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 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

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

Posted by John Germ, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2021-22
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In the Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation John Germ's June 2022 Newsletter, he talks about the many accomplishments of The Rotary Foundation this Rotary year.  He talks about polio eradication and our ways we raised $50 million for polio during the pandemic. Giving Tuesday also raised record levels of funds. The Rotary Foundation approved more than 1,000 global, district, and disaster response grants this year. He noted that our work is never complete. We always need and welcome more Rotary and Rotaract members who bring their hands, minds, and gifts so that Rotary-led Foundation projects will create lasting change......... 

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation John Germ's June 2022 Newsletter John Germ, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2021-22 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's June 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Shekhar Mehta, Rotary International President 2021-22
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In President Shekhar Mehta's  June 2022 Newsletter, he says that we have lived up to every challenge, including to grow more, do more, and Rotary has grown in a way that we haven’t in many years. He adds that our efforts opened opportunities to empower girls, improve the environment, and advance literacy and health and thanks us all for our Rotary service......

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's June 2022 Newsletter Shekhar Mehta, Rotary International President 2021-22 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE JUNE 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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2022 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium  2022 - A Great Success

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Rotary District 7070's 2022 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium, May 26-29, 2022 took place at the beautiful Ganaraska Forest Centre, an environmentally sensitive, overnight outdoor education facility located in the heart of the majestic Ganaraska Forest just north of Port Hope!

The 3 night experience, geared toward youth between the ages of 17-23 offered an inspiring program: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Indigenous Culture, Hands-on Activities, Group Dynamics, Toastmasters/Public Speaking, Outdoor Survival and GPS Geocache adventures along with camp fires, friendship and tons of fun and learning!!! Congratulations to Past District Governor Mark Chipman and the RYLS Committee. Photos will be available in the Photos sub tab on our District website. Please Read more for all of the details....

 

2022 Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium 2022 - A Great Success 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

Use these resources to increase your club's value

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:......

Use these resources to increase your club's value 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary commits to vaccinating the vulnerable at second global COVID-19 summit

Posted by Ryan Hyland
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Rotary's strength in local communities and experience fighting polio can help get people who are still vulnerable vaccinated against COVID-19, Nigeria PolioPlus Chair Dr. Tunji Funsho said at a global summit about the pandemic that brought together heads of state, health officials, and philanthropic leaders.

The virtual summit on May 12, 2022, hosted by Belize, Germany, Indonesia, Senegal, and the United States, sought to build on the goals of the first summit in September, including vaccinating more people, distributing more tests and treatments to high-risk countries, expanding the number of public health workers, and increasing funding for pandemic preparedness.......

 

Rotary commits to vaccinating the vulnerable at second global COVID-19 summit Ryan Hyland 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

Can’t make the Rotary International Convention in person? Join virtually - There is Still Time - Here's how

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Can’t make the #Rotary22 convention in person? Join virtually for $50 when you register and pay by 10 May, or $75 from 11 May (12:00 a.m. Chicago time) through 31 August 2022. Register now at https://on.rotary.org/38XbelV

Whether you're on site or watching from home, social media is another great way to follow along. Follow Rotary's accounts on Twitter (@rotary) and Instagram (@rotaryinternational) for frequent convention updates, and find more information on Rotary's Facebook page (@rotary). Use #Rotary22 to share your own social media posts about the convention and to see what your fellow Rotary members are saying.

Can’t make the Rotary International Convention in person? Join virtually - There is Still Time - Here's how 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0
Will Your Club Receive The Rotary Citation In  2021-22 ? - ONE MONTH TO GO - Here's How 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

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

Posted by Ron Dick & Iosif Ciosa, Your District 7070 Governors
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To Rotarians in District 7070:

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

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

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

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Your Club's Website Refresh Program - Spots Are Still Open for this year and NOW OPEN for NEXT YEAR for the Half-Back Rebate Incentive Ron Dick & Iosif Ciosa, Your District 7070 Governors 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

June is Rotary Fellowships Month

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What Is your Rotary Club doing to focus on Rotary Fellowships in the month of June 2022, or anytime of the year for that matter?   Rotary Fellowships are groups of Rotary members, spouses, and Rotaractors who: Share a common interest in recreational activities, sports, hobbies, or professions,  Further their vocational development with others in the same profession or field and enhance their Rotary experience by exploring new opportunities and making connections around the world. To find out how you can join or start a Rotary Fellowship, watch this video and Please read more.....

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District 7070 Conference  - May 2022 In Oshawa - We Were WOWED

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Congratulations to District Governor Ron Dick and his District Conference Committee for an outstanding District Conference at the Marriott in Oshawa on May 13 - 15, 2022. The hospitality suites on Friday night were lots of fun (and food and drink). The speakers at the plenary sessions were excellent, and the break out sessions were filled with potential projects for all of our clubs to consider. Saturday evening was simply amazing (If you could read my mind). Be sure to check out the photo album on this District website.  https://rotary7070.org/PhotoAlbums/may-13-15-2022-rotary-district-7070-conference-in-oshawa. Thank you to all of the photographers......


 

District 7070 Conference - May 2022 In Oshawa - We Were WOWED 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

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

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

President Shekhar's Challenge To You - Has Your Club Planned A Rotary Day of Service? - ONE MONTH TO GO 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News for June 2022

Posted by Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

In her June 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 June 2022 Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Ron Dick's June 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22
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In his June 2022 Newsletter, District Governor Ron Dick thanks everyone who made the 2021-22nDistrict Conference a great success. He encourages us to register TODAY for the 2022 District Conference in October 2022. He reminds us that June is Rotary Fellowships Month . Be sure to see June's Rotary magazine for a good look at them. He invites us, and our spouses, to join him in Oshawa on June 25 for the District 7070 Year End Awards and District Governor Changeover Celebration.......

District Governor Ron Dick's June 2022 Newsletter Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Foundation District and Global Grant Qualification UPDATE 

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 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 (2021-22) and President-Elect (2022-23) must submit a signed MOU – Memorandum of Understanding to the District. Please read more to see who has qualified and what you can do to qualify.....

 
The Rotary Foundation District and Global Grant Qualification UPDATE Lars Henriksson, Past District 7070 Governor and District Grants Chair 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

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

Posted by Valrie Wafer, Vice-President & Director , Rotary International
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In her June 2022 Newsletter, written from Pakistan, where she and mark are attending their District conference, Rotary International Vice-President and Director and Valarie Wafer thanks all of us in Zones 28 and 32. She notes that it has been an incredible experience being a member of our team for two years, as she served as RI Director. She talks about our new and innovative ways to promote membership, fundraising and publicity and how we made  diversity, equity and inclusion a top priority.  She challenges each of us to close our eyes and go back two years.  Have you moved forward? Is your Rotary experience enhanced?  Is your club reflective of the community and relevant to new members? She wants us to be proud of our accomplishments.  ..........

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In Memory of our Rotarians - June 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 - June 2022 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

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

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  June 2022 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's May 2022 Newsletter

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

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May is Youth Services Month

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

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WELCOME TO THE MAY 2022 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE

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

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH

NEWSLETTERS:

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:

TO VIEW THE WHOLE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........
 
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Empowering Girls District Champions

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

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

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

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

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

District Governor Ron Dick's May 2022 Newsletter

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

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

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  May 2022 Newsletter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Your Club's Website Refresh Program - Spots Are Still Open for the year and NEXT for the Half-Back Rebate Incentive Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor 2022-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

District 7070 Softball Tournament - Cancelled for 2022 

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

Mark Blackmore

Secretary

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

call/text 905 626 8742

"Try...  Learn...  Grow...  Repeat."

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

News from Honouring Indigenous People

Posted by John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People

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

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

Shelterbox Canada News for May 2022

Posted by Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

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

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

In Memory of our Rotarians - May 2022

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

 

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

New diversity, equity, and inclusion courses

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rotary Responds to the Crisis in Ukraine

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

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

How we are taking action.....

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Help Us Provide Polio Immunizations

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

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

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

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

Understanding The Role of Gender in Polio Eradication

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

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

Rotary Statement on the War Against Ukraine

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

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

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

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

Rotary International Board of Directors

Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees

 

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

Rotary Changeover Training on Clubrunner- Starts May 5

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

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

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

2022 Council on Legislation elevates equity and inclusion, approves dues increase 2022-04-23 04:00:00Z 0

Can Am Curling 2023 - Save The Date

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ukranian Crisis - Shelterbox Canada Update from Moldova

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your Rotary Pride 2022 Committee,

Karen Somerville,  Rotary Club of Toronto East

Jeff Dobson, President of the Rotary Club of Toronto 

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

Rotary At The Toronto Pride Parade - June 26, 2022 - You Can March In The Parade With Rotary - REGISTER NOW 2022-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotarians - Let's Celebrate Oral Health Month Together - It's Brush-a-Mania 2022 Raffy Chouljian, Scarborough Rotary Passport Club 2022-04-02 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones "Imagine Rotary Canada Tour" - Join Us in Toronto on July 5 for our Multi-District Celebrations - UPDATE 2022-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Ron Dick's April 2022 Newsletter

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

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

Tips on Placing Your New Stories

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

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

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

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

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's April 2022 Newsletter

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

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

News from Honouring Indigenous People

Posted by John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  April 2022 Newsletter

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

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

Shelterbox Canada News for April 2022

Posted by Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

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

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

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

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

2022 People of WASH Photo Contest - Entries due April 30, 2022 2022-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

April is Maternal and Child Health Month

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

April is Maternal and Child Health Month 2022-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions for the District 7070 Technology Team ? - All You Have to do is ASK

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

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

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

Questions for the District 7070 Technology Team ? - All You Have to do is ASK Past District Governor , Bob Wallace, Chair District 7070 Technology Team 2022-03-25 04:00:00Z 0
Attention Rotaract Club Presidents - Are YOU Now Reporting Your Rotaract club officers to Rotary International? 2022-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

Looking Back to 1980

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

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

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

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

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

Why Each One Bring One is Personal 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Are You Working for WASH ?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shelterbox Canada Update on Aid to Ukraine

Posted by Joanna Black, Shelterbox Canada

To the Rotary family in District 7070:

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

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

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

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

What Could You Do With $25,000 ?

Posted by WASH Rotary Action Group

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

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

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

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

$800.000 Gift to The Rotary Foundation Canada for Polio Eradication

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

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

Rotary  & Rotaract Clubs  - Swift Action to Aid Ukraine

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

Rotary & Rotaract Clubs - Swift Action to Aid Ukraine 2022-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Important Information UPDATE - Ukraine  and Your Rotary Assistance 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Memory of our Rotarians - March 2022

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

 

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

Shelterbox Canada News for March 2022

Posted by Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

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

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

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  March 2022 Newsletter

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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In his March 2022 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to set their club and personal goals and make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund and to the PolioPlus Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. .......

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

Donate to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • guaranteed four, up to six games

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

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

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

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

 

Mark Blackmore

Secretary

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

call/text 905 626 8742

"Try...  Learn...  Grow...  Repeat."

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

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

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

Clubs must be qualified EVERY YEAR

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

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

Rotary International Statement on the Ukraine Conflict

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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