District 7070 leadership Awards - Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available

Each year Rotary District 7070 selects and awards Rotarians, Clubs and/or groups with awards for achievement in a variety of areas.   Each award has a specific meaning and value.  Individual Rotarians and/or Clubs have, in the past, requested to sponsor specific awards.  In order to provide a fair and equitable opportunity for all Rotarians or Clubs to sponsor, the following guidelines have been developed. The application process will open from February 1st to March 10st each year. All applications must be completed through the event page.  Click here. Please Read more for all of the details

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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 2021, 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 Governor Mark Chipman's June 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21
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June is Rotary Fellowships Month:

In his June 2021 Newsletter, District Governor Mark Chipman focuses on fellowship that we enjoy in our Rotary Clubs and beyond. He talks about his own club fellowship, the dozens of Rotary Fellowships you can join and even the fellowship that we have at our District events like the Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup,  the June 25 - 26 District 7070 Conference, our June 30 District year End Celebration and many more............

District Governor Mark Chipman's June 2021 Newsletter Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21 2021-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News for June 2021

Posted by Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

In her June 2021 Newsletter, Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, thanks to our compassion and dedication to humanitarian values, Rotarians have now supported 2 million people in 98 countries around the world with emergency shelter. While it took 15 years to help 1 million people, Rotarians  have helped Shelterbox reach their second million in the space of just 5.5 years. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News for June 2021 Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2021-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Action Groups - How Can You Get Involved? 

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What Are Rotary Action Groups? How Can I get Involved? 

You came to the right place. Here is Patti Wright from the Rotary Club of Toronto West and Richard Mewhinney from the Rotary Club of Newmarket to tell you all about it. You will find this video on our District 7070 Yoitube Channel. Be sure to subscribe today. 

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NEW - A District 7070 Rotary Club Clubrunner Website Refresh - Available NOW - Sign Up Your Club TODAY Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor 2021-05-15 04:00:00Z 0

Youth to Youth Engagement Event - Oct 8, 9 and 10 -  from Honouring Indigenous Peoples

Posted by Nicole Paterson - District 7070 Representative for HIP

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

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

Youth to Youth Engagement Event - Oct 8, 9 and 10 - from Honouring Indigenous Peoples Nicole Paterson - District 7070 Representative for HIP 2021-05-15 04:00:00Z 0

May 12 Virtual Rotary Foundation Gala Event - "Celebrate our Foundation!"  - A Success for Zones 28 and 32 - Videos Now Available

Over 1,200 Rotarians and their families raised over $183, 980 for The Rotary Foundation at the 2021 Virtual Rotary Foundation Gala hosted by Rotary Zones 28 and 32 on May 12, 2021. It was a fast-paced 60-minute variety style show featuring Rotary dignitaries, celebrities, musicians, entertainers and more.

Thank you to everyone who attended the  online Gala event, "Celebrate our Foundation!" Please Read more....

 

May 12 Virtual Rotary Foundation Gala Event - "Celebrate our Foundation!" - A Success for Zones 28 and 32 - Videos Now Available 2021-05-13 04:00:00Z 0

The May 2021 Tuesday Talk — “Two Drops for Peace”: Building Resilient Communities Together with S. R. “MARTIN” - RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE

Your Rotary District 7070 Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Committee hosted the Tuesday Talk on May 11th — “Two Drops for Peace”: Building Resilient Communities Together with S. R. “MARTIN” RLA Mediator, Architect & Social Entrepreneur, dedicated to sustainability and peacebuilding. He pointed out that the lessons of the past year have demonstrated just how interconnected we all are and that no size community - urban or rural - is immune to violence and Rotarians have demonstrated that we are uniquely prepared for the challenge. To fight disease, we rely on physicians, but to address the deeper divides threatening our communities, we need peacebuilders with the skills to connect with each other and ourselves.

S.R. Martin shared his experience of transitioning from architect to peacebuilder; what he learned from being a Rotary Peace Fellow; and about how Mediators Beyond Borders International, a Rotary Service Partner, is assisting Districts around the world to build Positive Peace and Resiliency in their clubs and communities. The recording is now available on the District 7070 YouTube Chanel: https://youtu.be/uq1kgErEWkY

Thank you to Past District Governor Beth Selby for a very successful year with our Tuesday Talks.  

The May 2021 Tuesday Talk — “Two Drops for Peace”: Building Resilient Communities Together with S. R. “MARTIN” - RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE 2021-05-12 04:00:00Z 0

May 1, 2021 Rotary Foundation Info Seminar - Recording Now Available

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Cahir of the Rotary Foundation District 7070 Grants Committee
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Rotary Foundation Seminar on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 8.30 am – 11.00 am  (previously scheduled for April 17, 2021) - Recording Now Available

Click HERE to see the You Tube recording. This Rotary Foundation Seminar  provided an overview of the Rotary Foundation and gave the participants suggestions and guidelines for writing District and Global Grant project applications.

On Saturday, May 1, 2021, the District Foundation Committee presented an on-line Seminar about the Rotary Foundation and its Grants Program (Global and District Grants).  The Seminar consisted of two sessions, starting at 8.30 am . The Seminar was not an alternative to the District’s Qualification process.  Instead, it can be seen as a compliment to the three training Modules that are found on www.rotary7070.org   However, those attending the Seminar should find it easier to successfully complete the three Quizzes that are required for the Qualification process. The first half of the program provided a general overview of the Rotary Foundation; its mission, funds, ways of supporting the Foundation, the Foundation’s organization and programs.  The second half  covered the Grants program and included case presentations of Global and District Grant projects from the District.  

 
May 1, 2021 Rotary Foundation Info Seminar - Recording Now Available Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Cahir of the Rotary Foundation District 7070 Grants Committee 2021-05-05 04:00:00Z 0

Director Dialogues - With RI Director Valarie Wafer  - Videos Now Available on the District 7070 and the Zone 28 & 32 Websites

Posted by Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32
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I want to personally thank everyone who join us for our  "Director Dialogues". The first one was with Past Rotary International President Ian Riseley;  the second one with Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin; the third with Rotary International President-Elect Shekhar Mehta and the fourth was a special presentation "Public Image : The Musical" .  Remember to keep the 2nd Thursday of every month  at 7pm ET/4pm PT, free for future meetings. Special guests from throughout the Rotary world will join me each month to cover a wide range of topics of interest to all Rotarians, all provided at no charge as a benefit to you as a member of a club in Zones 28 & 32!    And CLICK HERE to visit the Director Dialogue page and access recordings of past events. Please Read more.....

Director Dialogues - With RI Director Valarie Wafer - Videos Now Available on the District 7070 and the Zone 28 & 32 Websites Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 2021-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE MAY 2021 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE

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

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH

NEWSLETTERS:

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:

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

 
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District Governor Mark Chipman's May 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21
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In his May 2021 Newsletter, District Governor Mark Chipman focuses on Youth Services Month. He says, "Youth Services is Rotary International’s focus for the month of May.  While COVID threw our District Youth Services program an unexpected curveball, Youth Services is alive and kicking in District 7070 !" . Mark highlights some of the  Youth Services programs in our District..............

District Governor Mark Chipman's May 2021 Newsletter Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21 2021-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

May is Youth Services Month

What Is your Rotary Club doing to focus on Youth Service in May 2021 and every month of the Rotary year? May is Youth Services Month when Rotary Clubs, around the world focus on youth services, Rotaract, Interact, RYLA, Youth Exchange and also in our District - Earlyact. Read more for how YOU can help.....

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District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  May 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and 2020-21 Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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In his May 2021 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund and to the PolioPlus Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. Are you on the District Rotary Foundation Committee, helping to spend Rotary's money? .......

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  May 2021 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and 2020-21 Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2021-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's May 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Valrie Wafer, Director , Rotary International
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In her May 2021 Newsletter, Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer talks about a recent virtual reunion with the Vocational Training Team members that she led and spent four weeks with in Sydney, Australia, 11 years ago. This Vocational Training Team (VTT) model brought together a multi disciplinary team with a focus, in her case it was youth depression and suicide. ..........

Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's May 2021 Newsletter Valrie Wafer, Director , Rotary International 2021-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran,  Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation's May 2021 Newsletter

Posted by K.R Ravi Ravindran, Chair of The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation 2019-20
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In his May 2021 message to Rotarians, K.R. Ravi Ravindran, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, (and also Past President of Rotary International), says that Rotary is engaged in so many noble efforts and challenges us: "When will those grants start, and will your district — or you — be directly involved? Nothing is written. We write it."  ...........

K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran,  Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation's May 2021 Newsletter K.R Ravi Ravindran, Chair of The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation 2019-20 2021-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Holger Knaack's May 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Holger Knaack, Rotary International President 2020-2021
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In Holger Knaack's May 2021 Newsletter, our Rotary International President focuses on Youth Services, Rotary Youth Exchange  (and its suspension of in-person exchanges until June 2022), and instead focuses on the New Generations Service Exchange, a Rotary program that deserves wider recognition. ............

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In Memory of our Rotarians - May 2021

It is with great sadness when we loose members of our District 7070 Rotary family this month. Everyone in District 7070 wants to expresses their deepest sympathies to our extended Rotary family.

 

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Your Call to Action : The Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup - On Right Now

Posted by Rotary District 7070 Environmental Action Committee
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The Rotary ‘GREAT LAKES WATERSHED CLEANUP’ is on right now.  From Saturday April 24 (to coincide with Earth Day on April 22)  through mid June 2021, over 20,000 Rotarians on both sides of the Canadian and U.S. border will roll up their sleeves to collect refuse along the shoreline, and innumerable waterway tributaries to the Great Lakes basin.  This is great example of ‘ROTARY IN ACTION’ and brings considerable community attention to the importance of ‘ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY’

Your Call to Action : The Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup - On Right Now Rotary District 7070 Environmental Action Committee 2021-04-30 04:00:00Z 0

"Public Image: The Musical" on April 28, 2021 - A Huge Success  - Worldwide - Videos Now Available

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

Our most recent Director Dialogue ," Public Image : The  Musical", on  Wednesday, April 28, reached over 450 people from all over North America and beyond. Congratulations to Michael Angelo Caruso , our Zone 28 East Public image Coordinator together with the Assistant Public Image Coordinators  (including our very own, District 7070 Past District Governor, Mary Lou Harrison) who filled the musical hour production with over 30 Public Image tips to help grow your club, raise more money and get attention to Rotary. Please read more from Michael Angelo Caruso to see the recording and the Playbill  , filled with Public Image tips and resources. Please read more.....

"Public Image: The Musical" on April 28, 2021 - A Huge Success - Worldwide - Videos Now Available Michael Angelo Caruso, Zone 28 East Rotary Public Image Coordinator 2021-04-30 04:00:00Z 0

The NEW "Club Types, Formats and Models" Guide

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

Rotary clubs are made up of members of varying ages from different backgrounds, cultures, and professions, so it’s important to provide a variety of options for them to connect and engage in Rotary. But adding flexibility can lead to questions such as “What is a satellite club?” or “Can my club be focused on a particular cause?” Our new Club Types, Formats and Models guide provides definitions and examples to help you navigate the differences between club types, club models, and meeting formats. Share this guide with district and club leaders interested in creating new clubs or looking to add flexibility to their current club.

The NEW "Club Types, Formats and Models" Guide Diana Edwards, Rotary International Regional Membership Officer, Membership Development 2021-04-26 04:00:00Z 0

Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group invites YOU to a Webinar on May 8, 2021

BELRAG (Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group) invites everyone in District 7070's Rotary family to a Webinar: Building Resilience in Times of Stress and Change. The title: Trauma Informed Communities: Building Resilience in Times of Stress and Change. Friday, May 6,  2021 at 10:30 AM (Eastern Daylight Time). You can Register at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_k4cDik7RR6SWyfFrtYAc4Q  ........

Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group invites YOU to a Webinar on May 8, 2021 2021-04-25 04:00:00Z 0

Nominations Open for the Dr. Bob Scott Disease Prevention Award and The Wilf Wilkinson Peace Award

Posted by Neil Phillips, Past District 7070 Governor
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Past District Governor Neil Phillips , on behalf of District 7070 is seeking nominations, both from within Rotary or potentially community partners for the Dr. Bob Scott Disease Prevention Award and the Wilf Wilkinson Peace Award . Please note the May 15, 2021 deadline. Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions.........

Nominations Open for the Dr. Bob Scott Disease Prevention Award and The Wilf Wilkinson Peace Award Neil Phillips, Past District 7070 Governor 2021-04-25 04:00:00Z 0

Do You Want To Grow Your Club, Raise Money, Get Attention?  - Find Out How To Get The Word Out

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

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

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

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

Do You Want To Grow Your Club, Raise Money, Get Attention? - Find Out How To Get The Word Out Michael Angelo Caruso, Rotary Zone 28 East Public Image Coordinator 2021-04-25 04:00:00Z 0

New Members Zoom Get-Togethers  - Recordings Now Available

Posted by Virginia O'Reilly, Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee
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Are you a new Rotary or Rotaract member in the last two years? Are you an older member who would like to learn even more about Rotary and connect with more Rotarians? DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ROTARY?  THESE GET-TOGETHERS ARE FOR YOU !!! Everyone is welcome to join but these sessions are specially designed for new members who've joined in the past 2 years. If you know a new member, please encourage them to join.  Potential members welcome too,  although they will need to be registered as a guest by a Rotarian. Rotarians from all over District 7070 enjoyed the November 25 , February 18 and April 8 Get-Togethers. We are all looking forward to even more next Rotary yearFor more details and to see the recordings of the August 20, 2020 and the February 18, 2021 and April 8, 2021 New Members Zoom Get-Togethers, please Read more......

New Members Zoom Get-Togethers - Recordings Now Available Virginia O'Reilly, Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Foundation Needs Your Support with our Polio Fund - A message  from Dr Bob Scott

Posted by Dr Bob Scott, Chair Emeritus, Rotary International PolioPlus Committee
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To my fellow Rotary and Rotaract family, here in District 7070,

Great news !!  At the recent meeting of 7070 District Rotary Foundation committee meeting, it was reported that all 55 out of our 55 clubs have submitted goals in MyRotary for polio eradication for a totalling more than $ 62,000! So far, many clubs have surpassed their goal for polio eradication, but their are still many clubs that are still working on to achieve their goal of at least $1,500 USD as a minimum (as per Rotary International request).  As we near the end of the Rotary year, let’s strive to meet these goals.  For those clubs that have surpassed their goal – thank you!  Perhaps there is an opportunity to donate a bit more!  CLICK HERE TO DONATE

The request by the board of Rotary International and the Foundation board of trustees is that every club to donate $1,500 USD ($1,921CAD) as a minimum. Remember that for every dollar donated the Gates foundation will match 2 to one so $1,500 dollars becomes $4,500 dollars........

The Rotary Foundation Needs Your Support with our Polio Fund - A message from Dr Bob Scott Dr Bob Scott, Chair Emeritus, Rotary International PolioPlus Committee 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund Needs Your Support - Today

Posted by Past District Governor Ted Morrison, Chair District 7070 Annual Fund Chair
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Dear fellow Rotarians and all of the members of the District 7070 Rotary family,

Great news, at the recent meeting of District 7070 Foundation Committee meeting, it was reported that all 55 out of our 55 clubs have submitted Annual Fund goals in MyRotary for a totalling over  of $ 184,000  Click here to Donate Now

So far, several clubs have surpassed their Annual Fund goal,  and many of you are still working toward your club's Annual Fund goal. As we near the end of the Rotary year, let’s strive to meet these goals.  For those clubs that have surpassed their goal – thank you!  Perhaps there is an opportunity to donate a bit more!  The world needs the Rotary Foundation more today than it ever has in its history. The Covid-19 pandemic has really put stress on the Rotary Foundation. Over 40 million dollars has been given in grants to clubs around the world to assist in the fight against the pandemic. Rotarians should be proud of the immediate response by our organization to fight this world health crisis.......

The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund Needs Your Support - Today Past District Governor Ted Morrison, Chair District 7070 Annual Fund Chair 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

May 2021 Update - Qualifications for Rotary Foundation Grants The 2021-22 Rotary Year - Do It Online

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee
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UPDATE: 2021-22 Rotary Year

Clubs interested in the Rotary Foundation District and Global Grant programs in the 2021-22 Rotary year must meet the requirements set up by the Rotary Foundation.  If your Club wants to apply for a Global Grant or District Grant next year, the club must be qualified.  The qualification is valid for one year.  Clubs that are qualified for this year, must qualify again for next year.  Please, note that Clubs must be qualified throughout the life of a project.  This is particularly important to Clubs involved in Global Grant projects.  Those projects typically take more than one Rotary year to complete. For the third year, District 7070 is using an on-line qualification process. Please Read more ......

May 2021 Update - Qualifications for Rotary Foundation Grants The 2021-22 Rotary Year - Do It Online Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

Calling all District 7070 Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact Clubs - Increase Your Club's Visibility - TAG US

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee

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

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

District Social Media Tags:

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

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

Calling all District 7070 Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact Clubs - Increase Your Club's Visibility - TAG US Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

Strengthen Your Club's Media Presence - Try These Social Media Tips

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee

Social media is part of our everyday lives, both personally and professionally. To stay connected with your members and community, you need more than a club website; you need a strong social media presence too.  Each day throughout this series, Sue Miller of the District 7070 Public Image Committee, posted a series of quick tips to help you build, improve, and strengthen your social media posts and keep them up-to-date. Go to the Facebook Page and Boost Your Club's Public Image.

While you are there, look for the new "Why Rotary" Series of posts that Sue Miller has featured for you and your Rotary Club. Share these posts too in your social media accounts. #whyrotary #rotary7070 .......

Strengthen Your Club's Media Presence - Try These Social Media Tips Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

Boost Your Club's Online Presence - Here Are Some Tips

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

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

Boost Your Club's Online Presence - Here Are Some Tips Rob MacArthur, District Public Image Committee 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Branding - It's So Important - Take A Look

Posted by Liz Thiam, Rotary Brand Specialist

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

Rotary Branding - It's So Important - Take A Look Liz Thiam, Rotary Brand Specialist 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

85 Videos on 9 Playlists - Resources that You Can Use from Our District 7070 YouTube Channel - Be sure to Subscribe TODAY

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee

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

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

  • Rotary District 7070

  • District 7070 Taking Action Locally

  • District 7070 Taking Action Globally

  • District 7070 Workshops

  • Tuesday Talks

  • Rotary International

  • Rotaract

  • End Polio

  • Director's Dialogue

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

85 Videos on 9 Playlists - Resources that You Can Use from Our District 7070 YouTube Channel - Be sure to Subscribe TODAY Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

What Is Your Club's Public Image? Where does your club fit in? Need Some help? Just Ask Us

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

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

What Is Your Club's Public Image? Where does your club fit in? Need Some help? Just Ask Us Rob MacArthur, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0
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Shelterbox Canada News for May 2021

Posted by Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

In her May 2021 Newsletter, Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, discusses how Shelter is more than just a roof - it’s the foundation for life, for families, for communities, for safety. She adds that ShelterBox aid has a real and immediate impact on thousands of families who are recovering from disaster or conflict, giving them a place to call home. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News for May 2021 Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

May 2021 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 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 .........

May 2021 News from Honouring Indigenous People John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks - April 13, 2021 - Toastmasters and Rotary - Recording NOW Available

 Peter Hernandez, Award Winning Inspirational Speaker, Rotarian & Toastmaster

And Mark Blackmore, Toastmasters Area Director, District 60 Division E Area 44, answered  3 key questions on the April 13, 2021 edition of Tuesday Talks. :

What is Toastmasters? What will it do for me? How will it improve the Rotary experience?

This orientation showed us how Toastmasters can change our lives with its proven formula for developing personal Leadership & Public Speaking skills through prepared speeches, impromptu speaking, receiving/giving feedback, meeting /club roles, results tracking & recognition. It included Best Practices for taking Rotary club meetings to new heights as we saw how Toastmaster can enrich our lives, our career, and our Rotary experience.

We invite you to watch the recording which is now available on our Rotary District 7070 YouTube Channel

Click here to watch Tuesday Talks, April 13, 2021 - "Toastmasters and Rotary". 

 

 
Tuesday Talks - April 13, 2021 - Toastmasters and Rotary - Recording NOW Available 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

EMBRACING THE LOGO - Together we can unite Rotary

Posted by RI President Holger Knaack and TRF Chair Ravi Ravindran

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

EMBRACING THE LOGO - Together we can unite Rotary RI President Holger Knaack and TRF Chair Ravi Ravindran 2021-04-20 04:00:00Z 0

Historic Joint International Zoom Meeting of the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Moscow East - OUTSTANDING SUCCESS

Over 140 participants attended the historic joint weekly club meeting of the Rotary Club of Oshawa from District 7070 and the Rotary Club of Moscow East - Russia in District 2223 on Monday, April 19, 2021 . Congratulations to the Club President Trish Best and Program Chair Gordon Dowsley of the Rotary Club of Oshawa, for putting together this historic joint meeting of the 2 Rotary Clubs from Canada and Russia. Well done and very smooth. New friends in Rotary.  Rotary Club of Oshawa President Trish Best said, "Over 7000 km and several time zones separate us, but Rotary International connects us." A recording is now available here on the District 7070 YouTube Channel. Please Read more....

Historic Joint International Zoom Meeting of the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Moscow East - OUTSTANDING SUCCESS 2021-04-19 04:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talk on May 11th — “Two Drops for Peace”: Building Resilient Communities Together with S. R. “MARTIN” - REGISTER TODAY

Your Rotary District 7070 Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Committee is very please to present and invites you to register TODAY for our next Tuesday Talk on May 11th — “Two Drops for Peace”: Building Resilient Communities Together with S. R. “MARTIN” RLA Mediator, Architect & Social Entrepreneur, dedicated to sustainability and peacebuilding. The lessons of the past year have demonstrated just how interconnected we all are and that no size community - urban or rural - is immune to violence.

Rotarians have demonstrated that we are uniquely prepared for the challenge. To fight disease, we rely on physicians, but to address the deeper divides threatening our communities, we need peacebuilders with the skills to connect with each other and ourselves.

In this presentation, Martin will share his experience of transitioning from architect to peacebuilder; what he learned from being a Rotary Peace Fellow; and about how Mediators Beyond Borders Int’l, a Rotary Service Partner, is assisting Districts around the world to build Positive Peace and Resiliency in their clubs and communities.

To register go to https://bit.ly/3sjRq0d.

Tuesday Talk on May 11th — “Two Drops for Peace”: Building Resilient Communities Together with S. R. “MARTIN” - REGISTER TODAY 2021-04-15 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation SEMINAR - MAY 1 - REGISTER TODAY - THERE IS STILL ROOM

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Cahir of the Rotary Foundation District 7070 Grants Committee
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There Is Still Room!!!  Rotary Foundation Seminar on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 8.30 am – 11.00 am  (previously scheduled for April 17, 2021)

Click HERE to register today. The objective of this Rotary Foundation Seminar is to provide an overview of the Rotary Foundation and give the participants suggestions and guidelines for writing District and Global Grant project applications.

On Saturday, May 1, 2021, the District Foundation Committee is presenting an on-line Seminar about the Rotary Foundation and its Grants Program (Global and District Grants).  The Seminar consists of two sessions, starting at 8.30 am There is a 15 minutes break between the two halves.  We plan to finish by 11.00 am. The Seminar is not an alternative to the District’s Qualification process.  Instead, it can be seen as a compliment to the three training Modules that are found on www.rotary7070.org   However, those attending the Seminar should find it easier to successfully complete the three Quizzes that are required for the Qualification process.  he first half of the program will provide a general overview of the Rotary Foundation; its mission, funds, ways of supporting the Foundation, the Foundation’s organization and programs.  The second half after the break will cover the Grants program and include case presentations of Global and District Grant projects from the District.  Registration can be done on the District’s website, www.rotary7070.org   The event will be recorded and posted on the District’s website........

Rotary Foundation SEMINAR - MAY 1 - REGISTER TODAY - THERE IS STILL ROOM Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Cahir of the Rotary Foundation District 7070 Grants Committee 2021-04-15 04:00:00Z 0

What Is Your Favourite Rotary Moment ? - Tell Us All About It

OUR MONTHLY FEATURE FROM DISTRICT 7070:  MY FAVOURITE ROTARY MOMENT

District Governor Mark Chipman has challenged YOU and we need your help. We are going to feature ONE "My Favourite Rotary Moment" every month. It could be YOUR "Favourite Rotary Moment". Let's go Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 7070 !! Let's meet the challenge. What is Your Favourite Rotary Moment?

Here is District Governor Mark's challenge and here is all you have to do :

I challenge each of you and your members to submit your favourite moment and have it posted on Rotary 7070 social media.  

Please email a photo along with the following text to suepmiller@rogers.com.

ROTARIAN: (your name)
ROTARY CLUB:
MEMBER SINCE: (year you joined Rotary)
A FAVOURITE ROTARY MOMENT: (brief outline of your moment…just a couple of sentences)
PERSONAL OUTCOME: (why this was a highlight to you. Ex: how did it make you feel, what positive outcome came from this.)

Let’s tell the world what we love about Rotary and why we are Rotarians! 

DG Mark

Where is YOUR  "My Favourite Rotary Moment" ?  Please send it to Sue Miller , Today.

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WELCOME TO THE APRIL 2021 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE

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

Check out our District 7070 Facebook Page, Twitter, Instagram accounts and our District 7070 website for the latest news about Rotary here in southern Ontario and around the world. 

 

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH

NEWSLETTERS:

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:

TO VIEW THE WHOLE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........
 
WELCOME TO THE APRIL 2021 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

In Memory of our Rotarians - April 2021

It is with great sadness when we loose members of our District 7070 Rotary family this month. Everyone in District 7070 wants to expresses their deepest sympathies to our extended Rotary family.

 

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World Immunization Week - April 24-30, 2021

As scientists work to find and distribute new vaccines for the coronavirus, we can do our part to keep our communities healthy by helping Rotary spread the word about the importance of vaccinations during World Immunization Week, April 24-30, 2021. Immunizations save millions of lives every year and are widely recognized as one of our most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to put children’s health at risk around the world. .....

 

World Immunization Week - April 24-30, 2021 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's April 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Valrie Wafer, Director , Rotary International
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Dear Rotarains, Rotaractors and the whole Rotary family in District 7070,

Recently, I was moderating a panel discussion with senior women leaders who were asked to share their Rotary moment.  Unrehearsed, each shared their personal experience that made an impact on their life and the life of others.  A literacy program in Russia, life-saving heart surgery to a child in the Middle East and a school for orphans in India.  It struck me that each heartfelt story involved the life of a child. 

Rotary’s focus in the month of April is on Maternal and Child Health. The focus on maternal health isn’t as simple as a strategy to save lives, it is far bigger than that. ..........

Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's April 2021 Newsletter Valrie Wafer, Director , Rotary International 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

The April 2021 Message from K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran,  Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation

Posted by K.R Ravi Ravindran, Chair of The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation 2019-20
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In his April 2021 message to Rotarians, K.R. Ravi Ravindran, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, (and also Past President of Rotary International), talks about our Rotary Foundation programs of scale grants that will award a $2 million grant annually to one project that aligns with one or more of Rotary’s areas of focus. The grant should solve problems for many people in a large geographic area through a measurable and sustainable approach within a three- to five-year period. The grant also requires like-minded partners who are committed and resourceful. The idea is also to replicate these programs in different communities around the world, applying the lessons learned. It is the latest chapter in the story of Rotary, one that recounts how ordinary citizens unite to not only plan big but also take bold action to help others in need...........

The April 2021 Message from K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran,  Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation K.R Ravi Ravindran, Chair of The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation 2019-20 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Holger Knaack's April 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Holger Knaack, Rotary International President 2020-2021
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In Holger Knaack's April 2021 Newsletter, our Rotary International President focuses on Earth Day on 22 April with a new sense of purpose, since the environment is now an area of focus for Rotary. Holger tells us that solutions for all great tasks always start with you and me, and there is much we as individuals can do simply by changing our behavior. He adds that support from The Rotary Foundation will define this new chapter in our service. Through district and global grant projects, we will build upon our previous projects that help the environment............

Rotary International President Holger Knaack's April 2021 Newsletter Holger Knaack, Rotary International President 2020-2021 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Mark Chipman's April 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21
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Hello District 7070 Rotarians and the whole Rotary family:

April is Maternal and Child Health month in Rotary. In many Districts surrounding the Great Lakes, including District 7070, April is also a kickoff to ‘Supporting the Environment’ as the newest Area of Focus.

Maternal and Child Health

According to Rotary, an estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation.  To help mitigate these preventable causes of death, Rotary provides education, immunizations, birth kits, and mobile health clinics. Women are taught how to prevent mother-to-infant HIV transmission, how to breast-feed, and how to protect themselves and their children from disease.     Please Read more  .............

District Governor Mark Chipman's April 2021 Newsletter Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21 2021-04-01 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 2021 ? 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 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair's April 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and 2020-21 Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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In his April 2021 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund and to the PolioPlus Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. How would YOU like to spend Rotary's money? Find out how, right here, in Bob's letter. There is lots more news in PDG Bob's letter........

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair's April 2021 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and 2020-21 Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

April 2021 Update - Qualifications for Rotary Foundation Grants The 2021-22 Rotary Year - Do It Online

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee
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UPDATE: 2021-22 Rotary Year

Clubs that plan to participate in the Rotary Foundation programs in the 2021-22 Rotary year must meet the requirements set up by the Rotary Foundation.  All Clubs that want to apply for a Global Grant or District Grant next year, must be qualified for the 2021-22 Rotary year.  The qualification is only valid for one year.  Therefore, Clubs that are qualified for this year, must qualify again for next year.  It is also important to note that Clubs must be qualified throughout the life of a project.  This is of particular importance to Clubs involved in Global Grant projects, as those projects typically take more than one Rotary year to complete.

Two years ago, District 7070 started using an on-line qualification process.  Three modules related to the Rotary Foundation, Global Grants and District Grants are posted on the District’s website.  There is a quiz connected with each module.  At least, two members from a Club must successfully complete the three quizzes for the Club to become qualified.  It doesn’t have to be the same members taking the qualification each year.  On the contrary, ask other members of the Club to complete the training.  It is a great way of making more members aware of the Rotary Foundation and everything around it.......

April 2021 Update - Qualifications for Rotary Foundation Grants The 2021-22 Rotary Year - Do It Online Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Latest News from the  WASH Rotary Action Group 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

April 2021 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 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. Click here to view their new website. For more news, check the Areas of Focus Action Committees Menu Bar in the District Newsletter under HIP.  This rapidly growing nation-wide movement, HIP,  is a partnership between Indigenous Peoples & Rotarians. The new website contains stories about supporters, just like you and your Club, who are making an impact across Canada by taking action to create lasting change! Here is a link to their latest Newsletter.  Here are some highlights .........

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

Shelterbox Canada News for April 2021

Posted by Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

In her April 2021 Newsletter, Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, discusses how having access to clean water reduces the risk of illness caused by bacteria and other pathogens found in dirty water. By providing families with water containers and water filters, we can make safe drinking water one less thing to worry about.  Here's more of her newsletter.....

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

Shelterbox Canada News for April 2021

Posted by Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

In her April 2021 Newsletter, Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, discusses how having access to clean water reduces the risk of illness caused by bacteria and other pathogens found in dirty water. By providing families with water containers and water filters, we can make safe drinking water one less thing to worry about.. Here's more of her newsletter.....

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

Announcing the Rotary District 7070 Conference - Resheduled for June 25-26, 2021

Big News – the Rotary D7070 Conference is now scheduled for June 25-26, 2021!!!

With COVID, our D7070 Conference has had to be rescheduled a few times.  We are now excited to announce that our Conference, “Heroes and Champions”, has been scheduled for June 25-26, 2021 and will be a hybrid celebration with fun activities including community engagement events and inspiring online speakers!

Save the dates: June 25 and 26

To see what we have in store, please "Read more".......

Announcing the Rotary District 7070 Conference - Resheduled for June 25-26, 2021 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

April 2021 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 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. Click here to view their new website. For more news, check the Areas of Focus Action Committees Menu Bar in the District Newsletter under HIP.  This rapidly growing nation-wide movement, HIP,  is a partnership between Indigenous Peoples & Rotarians. The new website contains stories about supporters, just like you and your Club, who are making an impact across Canada by taking action to create lasting change! Here is a link to their latest Newsletter.  Here are some highlights .........

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

Position of District Secretary - Open for 2021-2024 - Apply Today

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor Elect
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The District 7070 Board is seeking a Rotarian or Rotaractor from District 7070 with effective communication skills and a collaborative spirit to fill the position of District Secretary. This position is considered an officer on the District 7070 board. This is a 3-year commitment, with yearly renewal (year 1: receiving training, year 2: full year leading in position, year 3: training successor). reporting to the District Governor (DG), under the direction and assistance of the Administration and Support Leader.

To Apply: Contact Ron Dick (ron@rrdfsi.ca)  

Please apply today by clicking on the "Current District Leadership Opportunities" page in the new menu tab "Leadership Opportunities for You In District 7070".

Position of District Secretary - Open for 2021-2024 - Apply Today Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor Elect 2021-03-30 04:00:00Z 0

April 19 at 12 Noon - Holger Knaack the Keynote Speaker at the Historic Joint International Zoom Meeting of the Rotary Club of Oshawa and Moscow East - REGISTER TODAY

The Rotary Clubs of Oshawa, Ontario ,Canada and East Moscow in Russia will be holding a historic joint international clubs meeting on Monday, 19th of April, 2021 at 12:00 noon.  The two clubs will joined by Rotary International President Holger Knaack as the keynote speaker. This is a very unique event and you don’t want to miss the opportunity to be part of a very history making event. Please register ASAP to be part this amazing opportunity and share in International Rotary friendship experience. Once registered you will receive the meeting link and please login early on meeting day. If you have any questions please email Past President Emmy Iheme at emmy878@sympatico.ca or Rotarian Gordon Dowsley at gdowsley@yahoo.com.

 
April 19 at 12 Noon - Holger Knaack the Keynote Speaker at the Historic Joint International Zoom Meeting of the Rotary Club of Oshawa and Moscow East - REGISTER TODAY 2021-03-30 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International Build Resilient Communities

Posted by Veronica Jacob, Director of Innovation and Impact, Mediators Beyond Borders International

During these unprecedented times, we are all experiencing moments of panic, fear, scarcity, and uncertainty, and conflict seems inevitable. But conflict is not inherently bad; it is simply an expression of our diversity – diverse needs, perspectives, and possibilities. Conflict is natural; violence is not. And with the right skills, conflict can be transformed into a positive source of creativity, collaboration, creative problem solving, and unprecedented progress.

As an official service partner of Rotary, Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) comes with an international team of practitioners with the technical expertise to equip local communities with critical conflict transformation skills, worldwide. Rotary has already experienced the power of partnership in organizing polio vaccinations with local and global partner organizations; in the same way, Rotary can reduce violent conflict globally by collaborating with MBBI........

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April 21, 2021 - Rotary District 7070 Earth Day Virtual Celebration - 7 pm - REGISTER TODAY

ROTARY'S DISTRICT 7070 EARTH DAY 2021 VIRTUAL CELEBRATION

On Wednesday April 21, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, leading up to Earth Day (April 22) and the Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup, Rotary District 7070 , here in southern Ontario, Canada, the Rotary District 7070 Environmental Action Committee invite YOU to the Rotary District 7070  “Earth Day 2021 Virtual Celebration!”. This is open to all Rotarians and guests everywhere. PLEASE REGSITER TODAY . Register right here:

https://rotary7070.org/event/d7070-earth-day-great-lakes-watershed-cleanup/

COME AND HEAR:

Importance of the Great Lakes – Mark Fisher, CEO, Council of the Great Lakes. The health and vitality of the Great Lakes to Ontario and neighbouring states and multi-jurisdictional cooperation in managing this shared resource

AND COME AND HEAR:

Sam Demma, PickWaste. An entrepreneur and youth coach, Sam has a compelling and inspirational story delivered at several TED Talks. Sam started PickWaste, a community cleanup initiative that has caught widespread attention; check out Sam at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LahCkbpWhp8&t=71sc

 

To see all of the evening details. PLEASE READ MORE...

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2021 District Conference  - June 25 and 26, 2021 - REGISTER TODAY

Big News – the Rotary D7070 Conference is now scheduled for June 25-26, 2021!!!

REGISTER TODAY -     CLICK HERE

With COVID, our D7070 Conference has had to be rescheduled a few times.  We are now excited to announce that our Conference, “Heroes and Champions”, has been scheduled for June 25-26, 2021 and will be a hybrid celebration with fun activities including community engagement events and inspiring online speakers!

To see what we have in store, please "Read more".......

2021 District Conference - June 25 and 26, 2021 - REGISTER TODAY 2021-03-27 04:00:00Z 0

Online Rotary Foundation Gala Event - "Celebrate our Foundation!" on May 12, 2021 - REGISTER TODAY !!

Posted by Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32
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Dear fellow Rotarians, 

Thank you for your service in a most difficult year. Your leadership is critical to ensure that your members stay engaged within their clubs, continue to serve their communities, and adapt to the realities of the pandemic. We are asking for your help with our Rotary Foundation event on May 12, 2021. Together, we will celebrate what we have achieved and inspire Rotarians to do more. The online Gala event, "Celebrate our Foundation!" will be held Wednesday, May 12, from 8-9 pm ET (5-6 PT). It will be a fast-paced 60-minute variety style show featuring Rotary dignitaries, celebrities, musicians, entertainers and more.

Details are at the event website: www.bit.ly/TRF-Gala.    Please Read more.....

Online Rotary Foundation Gala Event - "Celebrate our Foundation!" on May 12, 2021 - REGISTER TODAY !! Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 2021-03-27 04:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks - March 9, 2021 - " Youth Services - It's Time To Get Involved" - RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE

Congratulations to the Youth Service Committee and Chair Patti Wright for an outstanding presentation on March 9, 2021  for Tuesday Talks on Youth Services. We found out how our clubs can become more involved in so many service to our Youth, here in District 7070, in southern Ontario: Earlyact, Interact, Rotaract, RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards), International Youth Exchange and a brand new venture for District 7070, called ROTEX. Listen to the leaders. 
 

We saw how Rotaract has changed  and how easy it is for your club to start a Rotaract Club. Rotaractors are really changing the world. How great is Interact? We heard from them and saw first-handed. The Youth Exchange team is looking for volunteers, students for the exchange, and of course, volunteer host families. We found out how our clubs can participate. The RYLA program helps our young adults here in southern Ontario, with so many Leadership Development skills and challenges. The RYLA team is looking for your volunteers to help put together an outstanding RYLA week in 2022. Their planning starts now. They are looking for you. If your club already sponsors a Rotaract or Interact Club, we hope you enjoyed hearing their talk about what they are doing to make a difference in our world. We hope you tuned in live, but just in case, HERE IS  a link to the You Tube recording. This is a "not to miss" Tuesday Talks featuring our own members right here in our District 7070. 

Tuesday Talks - March 9, 2021 - " Youth Services - It's Time To Get Involved" - RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE 2021-03-27 04:00:00Z 0

SAVE THE DATE - Rotary Foundation Seminar on Zoom Saturday, MAY 1, 2021, 8.30 am – 11.00 am
 

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee
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On Saturday, MAY 1, 2021, the District Foundation Committee will organize an on-line Seminar about the Rotary Foundation and its Grants Program (Global and District Grants).  The Seminar will be organized in two sessions, starting at 8.30 am with a 15 minutes break.  We plan to finish by 11.00 am.. PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE.

The Seminar is not an alternative to the District’s Qualification process.  Instead, it can be seen as a compliment to the three training Modules that are found on www.rotary7070.org   However, those attending the Seminar should find it easier to successfully complete the three Quizzes that are required for the Qualification process..

The first half of the program will provide a general overview of the Rotary Foundation; its mission, funds, ways of supporting the Foundation, the Foundation’s organization and programs.  The second half after the break will cover the Grants program and include case presentations of Global and District Grant projects from the District.

A more detailed program as well as registration instructions will be posted on the District’s website, https://rotary7070.org/event/rotary-foundation-seminar/

SAVE THE DATE - Rotary Foundation Seminar on Zoom Saturday, MAY 1, 2021, 8.30 am – 11.00 am  Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee 2021-03-27 04:00:00Z 0

New Members Zoom Get-Together  - Register TODAY for APRIL 8, 2021

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

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

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

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

For more information and to register go to https://bit.ly/31bcIBV.

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

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

New Members Zoom Get-Together - Register TODAY for APRIL 8, 2021 Virginia O'Reilly, Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2021-03-27 04:00:00Z 0

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 2021 Taipei Virtual Rotary International Convention - June 12 - 16, 2021

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 2021 Taipei Virtual Rotary International Convention - June 12 - 16, 2021

RI President Holger Knaack is looking forward to having all Rotarians join him for the Rotary Virtual Convention. The Virtual Convention will be open to all Rotary members and participants. Event registration will open in mid-April and will include a promotional fee of $49 for 21 days, with an increase afterward to $65. The cost of each preconvention event is $20. Both the convention and preconvention events include access to the House of Friendship. Lots of breakout sessions too. 

https://convention.rotary.org/en/taipei

 

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Join Us on March 30, 2021 for the Inside Scoop on Rotary Youth Exchange

Has your Rotary Club discussed becoming a Rotary Youth Exchange host club?  Have you thought about it but just need to know more?  Then join us for this interactive session.  Your District 7070 Youth Exchange Committee will provide you with an introduction to Youth Exchange and then open the floor for questions. Join us for the Inside Scoop on march 30 on Zoom from 7 to 8 pm. Register right here

Get the inside scoop on what it takes for your club to get involved.  Learn the following:

  • Covid-19? - Plans for when Youth Exchanges resume 
  • How to say YES to youth exchange
  • Deadlines for committing
  • Club requirements
  • Budget
  • Processes for selecting students and recruiting host families
  • What to expect during the year with an exchange student

Rotary Youth Exchange changes lives!  Click here to read about the impact your club can have by saying YES to Rotary Youth Exchange.  

Have a question in mind?  Add it to the comments during registration for this event.

Can't join us on March 30 but want to learn more?  Click here for the Youth Exchange Handbook., or visit http://www.yepd7070.org or email us at rye.d7070@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you on zoom.  

The meeting link will be sent to all registered attendees on March 29th. 

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Bill MacKay Honoured with Rotary International's Service Above Self Award

The Service Above Self Award is considered Rotary International’s highest honor to bestow on a Rotarian. 

The purpose of this award is to recognize those individual Rotarians who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, in any form and at any level, with emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary. The Rotary International Service Above Self Award was initiated in 1992 and is Rotary International's highest honour for individual Rotarians. A maximum of 150 recipients worldwide may be selected each year. No member from the Rotary Club of Belleville has received the award and there have only been eight recipients in District 7070. One notable recipient was Past RI President Wilf Wilkinson in 2005-06.

District Governor Mark Chipman, a virtual guest at the Rotary Club of Belleville’s March 19, 2021 Zoom meeting said, “It is my pleasure today, as Governor of District 7070 to inform you that William (Bill) MacKay, has been selected by the Rotary International Board of Directors to receive the 2020-21 Service Above Self Award.”.......Please read more.......

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Director Dialogue - With RI Director Valarie Wafer  - "Public Image The Musical" - Register TODAY for April 28, 2021 and see the links to previous recordings

Posted by Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32
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I want to personally thank everyone who join us for our  "Director Dialogues". The first one was with Past Rotary International President Ian Riseley and the second one with Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin and the third with Rotary International President-Elect Shekhar Mehta .  Remember to keep the 2nd Thursday of every month  at 7pm ET/4pm PT, free for future meetings. Special guests from throughout the Rotary world will join me each month to cover a wide range of topics of interest to all Rotarians, all provided at no charge as a benefit to you as a member of a club in Zones 28 & 32!  

 And CLICK HERE to visit the Director Dialogue page and access recordings of past events.

Our next Director Dialogue is scheduled for Wednesday, April 28th.  Join us for "Public Image: The Musical!"  Registration is required; CLICK ON THIS LINK to register for the webinar. 

For future Director Dialogues, after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  NOTE: registration is limited to 500; a live stream of the event will be provided should we exceed that number. I look forward to you joining me for this special “Director Dialogue” series.

Thank you,


Valarie Wafer

 

Director Dialogue - With RI Director Valarie Wafer - "Public Image The Musical" - Register TODAY for April 28, 2021 and see the links to previous recordings Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 2021-03-12 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks - April 13, 2021 - Toastmasters and Rotary

Join Peter Hernandez, Award Winning Inspirational Speaker, Rotarian & Toastmaster

And Mark Blackmore, Toastmasters Area Director, District 60 Division E Area 44 

On Tues. April 13th @ 7pm-8pm  

This Tuesday Talk aims to answer 3 key questions:

What is Toastmasters? What will it do for me? How will it improve the Rotary experience?

This orientation will show you how Toastmasters can change your life with its proven formula for developing personal Leadership & Public Speaking skills through prepared speeches, impromptu speaking, receiving/giving feedback, meeting /club roles, results tracking & recognition. It will also include Best Practices for taking Rotary club meetings to new heights.

Click here to register.

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District 7070 International Women's Day Event - March 8, 2021 - Outstanding Success

District 7070 hosted a world-wide celebration which brought together female leaders both in industry and Rotary who shared bold ideas, history and women in Rotary and business. These trailblazers really did invoke our Rotary spirit and inspire us all with the work they have done over the years!

Thank yu to Johanna deBoer and Jan Hoselton for organizing the March 8 celebration of Women in Rotary on International Women's Day 2021. Over 80 Rotarians and guests from all over the country and beyond attended over Zoom. There was a quick meet and greet before we started the presentations, and we were led in toast by our District Governor Mark Chipman. 

For more details, please Read more.....

District 7070 International Women's Day Event - March 8, 2021 - Outstanding Success 2021-03-09 05:00:00Z 0

"Grow Rotary Workshop" on February 27, 2021- Recording Now Available

Posted by Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee
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Are you interested in your club’s path to Grow Rotary?  Having a strong vibrant Rotary Club involves Membership - looking after our members - new, seasoned and potential, Public Image – reaching out to our communities showing them what we do and showing the power of what we can do -  and our Foundation and what it allows us to do.  Over 65 Rotarians and Rotaractors attended the February 27, 2021 Grow Rotary Workshop. Lots of fantastic,  proven ideas to grow your club with new members and to retain and engage your current members. Thank you to Virginia O'Reilly and her District 7070 membership Committee for another great workshop. These sessions are really geared to members of your  Club's Membership committee, Public Image committee and Rotary Foundation committee.  We encourage at least 3 members from your club to attend the next "Grow Rotary Workshop" so you can share the discussion and work on plans integrating Membership, Public Image and Foundation in your growth strategy. HERE IS A LINK, ON OUR ROTARY DISTRICT 7070 YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF THE FEBRUARY 27, 2021 GROW ROTARY WORKSHOP. There's more .....

"Grow Rotary Workshop" on February 27, 2021- Recording Now Available Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2021-03-02 05:00:00Z 0

Your Call to Action : April 24 thru to mid June, 2021 - Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup

Posted by Rotary District 7070 Environmental Action Committee

The Rotary ‘GREAT LAKES WATERSHED CLEANUP’ is here.  From Saturday April 24 (to coincide with Earth Day on April 22)  through mid June 2021, over 20,000 Rotarians on both sides of the Canadian and U.S. border will roll up their sleeves to collect refuse along the shoreline, and innumerable waterway tributaries to the Great Lakes basin.  This is great example of ‘ROTARY IN ACTION’ and brings considerable community attention to the importance of ‘ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY’

With the Ontario COVID-19 shutdown to the end of April, we encourage Rotary and Rotaract clubs to find a date between now and mid June that works for your club to participate.

The District 7070 Environmental Action Committee is leading the Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup Initiative, as it gets rolled out right across our District. This is an initiative hatched by our District 7070 Governor Mark Chipman, with his fellow District Governors surrounding the Great Lakes. Mark is very excited about the potential for this event and here's why..... It’s actually huge – with 15 districts involved – 500 Clubs & 20,000 Rotarians.  This is your Call To Action - What is your club doing?   Please Read more....

Your Call to Action : April 24 thru to mid June, 2021 - Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup Rotary District 7070 Environmental Action Committee 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Beirut Karantina Hospital Global Grant Initiative - THANK YOU TO THE ROTARY CLUBS IN ROTARY DISTRICT 7070

Thank you to Whitby-Sunrise Rotarian Steve Rutledge for leading the way for Rotary Clubs in District 7070 and all over Canada to make this possible.

We are thrilled to announce that $391,400 USD was raised for the Global Grant to replace critical Operating Theatre Equipment and electric beds for the pediatric/neonatal ward of the Karantina Hospital, Beirut's only public hospital.

28 Clubs from District 7070 participated, along with 32 Canadian Clubs across the country supported with approximately half of the funds.

In total, 155 Clubs around the world participated with Canada leading the way by a wide margin!

The application has now been locked, authorized and submitted for review by RI.

Thousands of people worldwide assisted in raising funds. Thank You for putting Service Above Self.

 
 
Beirut Karantina Hospital Global Grant Initiative - THANK YOU TO THE ROTARY CLUBS IN ROTARY DISTRICT 7070 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Mark Chipman's March 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21
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Hello District 7070 Rotarians and the whole Rotary family:

March is Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Month in Rotary.   As one of our areas of focus, we as Rotarians make a significant difference in Water, Sanitation & Hygiene around the world through our Rotary Foundation (TRF) contributions.  In 2018, TRF awarded over $18 million to clean water initiatives.

Please Read more  .............

District Governor Mark Chipman's March 2021 Newsletter Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE MARCH 2021 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE

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

Check out our District 7070 Facebook Page, Twitter, Instagram accounts and our District 7070 website for the latest news about Rotary here in southern Ontario and around the world. 

 

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH

NEWSLETTERS:

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:

TO VIEW THE WHOLE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........
 
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District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair's March 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and 2020-21 Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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In his March 2021 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund and to the PolioPlus Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. How would YOU like to spend Rotary's money? Find out how, right here, in Bob's letter. There is lots more news in PDG Bob's letter........

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair's March 2021 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and 2020-21 Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Holger Knaack's March 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Holger Knaack, Rotary International President 2020-2021
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In Holger Knaack's March 2021 Newsletter, our Rotary International President focuses on Rotary and Rotaract, as we celebrate World Rotaract Week March 8 through 14, 2021. He notes how proud he was when, two years ago, the Council on Legislation voted to elevate Rotaract by including Rotaract clubs as members of Rotary International. He sees no difference between a Rotary club and a Rotaract club, except perhaps for the average age. He says that it is time for Rotarians to realize that while Rotaractors may have a different culture, we all share a common vision of uniting people to take action. Rotaract’s unique ways of doing things serve as inspiration for innovation, helping Rotary increase its ability to adapt to future challenges. Rotarians and Rotaractors will build the future together, so let’s start today.........

Rotary International President Holger Knaack's March 2021 Newsletter Holger Knaack, Rotary International President 2020-2021 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

In Memory of our Rotarians - March 2021

It is with great sadness when we loose members of our District 7070 Rotary family this month. Everyone in District 7070 wants to expresses their deepest sympathies to our extended Rotary family.

 

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The March 2021 Message from K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran,  Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation

Posted by K.R Ravi Ravindran, Chair of The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation 2019-20
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In his March 2021 message to Rotarians, K.R. Ravi Ravindran, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, (and also Past President of Rotary International), talks about what Rotarians have done to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, to care for our communities, and to seize the opportunity to be a part of perhaps the most complex task ever undertaken in history — vaccinating 7 billion people. But this does not mean we will deviate in any way from our avowed commitment to eradicating polio, which remains our highest priority and will continue to be our only corporate program. he says that we need to spread the message about the power of vaccines to save lives. We need to work closely with governments and support them in the vaccination drive. He adds that Rotary members are already finding the means to channel their humanitarian spirit through the Foundation, which is constantly adapting to address the world’s challenges ...........

 

The March 2021 Message from K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran,  Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation K.R Ravi Ravindran, Chair of The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation 2019-20 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation Trustees Decisions  -  Feb 2021

Posted by Dean Rohrs, Trustee, The Rotary Foundation
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I share with you the highlights from the the last Rotary Foundation Trustee meetings. Some difficult decisions had to be made but the future of our Foundation and stewardship of the funds you donate so generously are what drives these decisions. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact me at dean@cbrplus.com or a member of your District or Zone Foundation team.

Please stay safe.

My best regards,

Dean Rohrs

Trustee, The Rotary Foundation

Please Read more.....

Rotary Foundation Trustees Decisions - Feb 2021 Dean Rohrs, Trustee, The Rotary Foundation 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

New Videos You Can Use from Our District 7070 YouTube Channel - Subscribe TODAY

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee

Have you seen what is on our District 7070 YouTube channel ? Subscribe TODAY. Use It TODAY. It will help your club tell the story of Rotary and show how your club members are People of Action in your community and around the world! 

People’s perception of Rotary comes from their experiences with our clubs and programs, along with the stories we tell and the videos & images we share. Compelling, consistent brand communications — together with a great experience — can help us engage and attract more members, donors, and partners. 

Use our District 7070 YouTube channel to share videos that reflect Rotary’s initiatives and projects both locally and globally. These videos can be posted to your social media pages and shared at your meetings. They are broken down into the following playlists:

  • Rotary District 7070

  • District 7070 Taking Action Locally

  • District 7070 Taking Action Globally

  • District 7070 Workshops

  • Tuesday Talks

  • Rotary International

  • Rotaract

  • End Polio

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

New Videos You Can Use from Our District 7070 YouTube Channel - Subscribe TODAY Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

March 2021 is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Month

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What Is your Rotary Club doing to focus on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in March 2021?  Clean water and sanitation is a human right. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives. We don’t just build wells and walk away. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education projects. When children learn about disease transmission and practice good hygiene, they miss less school. And they can take those lessons home to their families, expanding our impact.

Read more, right here, for more details....

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Rotary Leadership Institute - A Huge Success in 2020-21 - THANK YOU

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair, District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute

Exceptional times called for exceptional actions. COVID-19 forced us to move our regular RLI programming to a virtual format this year. We were excited to be able to bring you the high quality program directly to the comfort of your home. The benefit was that we did not have to worry about traffic or snow!

You came through for us and filled our virtual RLI zoom sessions. Thank you.

Rotary provides an opportunity for all of us to provide service to our community and around the world. The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) has a mission to strengthen Rotary clubs through quality leadership education. As Rotarians, you are already a leader in your community and in your profession. The purpose of RLI is to give you the skills and competencies to be an effective leader in Rotary.

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.  Now more than ever, the world needs Rotarians to create a more peaceful and equitable world for all.

THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING RLI  A HUGE SUCCESS IN 2020-21.

For more information, please contact Susan Hunter at susan.hunter@rotarytoronto.com

HERE'S HOW WE PRESENTED THE ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE PROGRAM FOR 2020-21.... Please Read More........

Rotary Leadership Institute - A Huge Success in 2020-21 - THANK YOU Susan Hunter, Chair, District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

APRIL is Oral Health Month - Let's Celebrate Together!

Posted by Dr. Raffy Chouljian, Rotary Club of Scarborough Passport

To Rotarians, Rotaractors, and the whole Rotary family in District 7070:

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

Send a letter to your local schools now promoting good oral health:

A Letter to Principals is available to download asking elementary schools to sign up for Brush-a-mania 2021.   Schools may order a Colgate toothbrush and toothpaste for each of their students.  (All City of Toronto schools are sponsored by the Scarborough Rotary Passport Club.  Cost for non-Toronto schools is $1 per student.)

Send a letter to parents late March promoting good oral health:

A Letter to Parents is available to download asking parents to encourage their children to brush/floss their teeth every day.   Everyone who brushes and/or flosses their teeth 100 times within any 30 day period will be emailed a Brush-a-mania certificate of achievement.  His or her name will be entered into a draw to win an Xbox One or one of fifty Android tablets. The contest is open to all elementary students in Canada from April 1 to May 31.

The goal is to encourage the students to develop good oral hygiene habits at an early age.

Thank you for promoting good oral health,

Raffy Chouljian

Scarborough Rotary Passport Club

raffy@brushamania.ca

 
APRIL is Oral Health Month - Let's Celebrate Together! Dr. Raffy Chouljian, Rotary Club of Scarborough Passport 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Social Media Tips To Strengthen Your Club's Media Presence

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee

Social media is part of our everyday lives, both personally and professionally. To stay connected with your members and community, you need more than a club website; you need a strong social media presence too. 

Each day throughout this series, Sue Miller of the District 7070 Public Image Committee, posted a series of quick tips to help you build, improve, and strengthen your social media posts and keep them up-to-date. Go to the Facebook Page and Boost Your Club's Public Image.

While you are there, look for the new "Why Rotary" Series of posts that Sue Miller has featured for you and your Rotary Club. Share these posts too in your social media accounts. #whyrotary #rotary7070 ......

Social Media Tips To Strengthen Your Club's Media Presence Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Boost Your Public Image - Tips to Enhance Your Club's Online Presence 

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

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

For more than 100 years, Rotary has united leaders who are committed to using their expertise to take action and improve their communities. Awareness of Rotary is high. But public understanding of who we are, what we do, and the value we bring to communities is concerningly low.  It’s important that we tell our story in ways that help people everywhere understand what Rotary does, how we’re different, and why our work matters. Without this understanding, we can’t reach our full potential and bring more people together and improve even more communities worldwide. No other organization is quite like Rotary. By using our unique voice consistently in all our messaging, we can ensure that our communications reflect our distinct character. If we speak, write, and design in one voice, our communications will sound, read, and look unmistakably like Rotary. This will give our audiences a better understanding of who we are. Together, we can show the world that we’re #People Of Action.......

 

Boost Your Public Image - Tips to Enhance Your Club's Online Presence Rob MacArthur, District Public Image Committee 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

The Importance of Rotary Branding

Posted by Liz Thiam, Rotary Brand Specialist

As a Rotary brand specialist, I see Rotary signs everywhere. I guess you could say it’s an occupational hazard. Even my children spot Rotary signs wherever we go. So when I attended a local Rotary event in my hometown last year, I couldn’t help but notice how Rotary’s logo was being used.

At first, I was thrilled to see the club’s logo featured on a banner welcoming attendees. But then......

The Importance of Rotary Branding Liz Thiam, Rotary Brand Specialist 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

What Is Your Favourite Rotary Moment ? - Tell Us All About It

OUR MONTHLY FEATURE FROM DISTRICT 7070:  MY FAVOURITE ROTARY MOMENT

District Governor Mark Chipman has challenged YOU and we need your help. We are going to feature ONE "My Favourite Rotary Moment" every month. It could be YOUR "Favourite Rotary Moment". Let's go Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 7070 !! Let's meet the challenge. What is Your Favourite Rotary Moment?

Here is District Governor Mark's challenge and here is all you have to do :

I challenge each of you and your members to submit your favourite moment and have it posted on Rotary 7070 social media.  

Please email a photo along with the following text to suepmiller@rogers.com.

ROTARIAN: (your name)
ROTARY CLUB:
MEMBER SINCE: (year you joined Rotary)
A FAVOURITE ROTARY MOMENT: (brief outline of your moment…just a couple of sentences)
PERSONAL OUTCOME: (why this was a highlight to you. Ex: how did it make you feel, what positive outcome came from this.)

Let’s tell the world what we love about Rotary and why we are Rotarians! 

DG Mark

Who has the  FEBRUARY 2021 "My Favourite Rotary Moment" ? You May Know Her... Please Read more....

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What Is Your Club's Public Image? Need Some help?

Posted by Rob MacArthur, District 7070 Public Image Committee
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Dear fellow Rotarians in District 7070,

In the Summer of 2020, we asked Rob MacArthur, our District 7070 Public Image Public Investigator (P I P I for short) to carry out an investigation on all 55 Rotary clubs with respect to their club's Public Image.  Rob looked at their basic web site setup as well as social media channels and the way they were being used. A spreadsheet of the results was made available for our District Leadership Team and Assistant Governors to look at in the Fall of 2020.

The Pie Chart included shows a graphical representation of the results.  Where do you "think" your club fits in this chart? What is the Image that the public have, about your club?

If you would like to know where your club is and/or get some help in removing those issues, or, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rotary District 7070's very own PI PI(Public Image Public Investigator) Rob MacArthur at info@robmac.org.

REMEMBER: Another investigation will be taking place in the Spring of 2021 to see if the results have improved.

Yours in Rotary,

Rob MacArthur

Rotary District 7070 Public Image Public Investigator

What Is Your Club's Public Image? Need Some help? Rob MacArthur, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

News from the Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group

Posted by Courtney Doldron
The BELRAG newsletter is ready!  Learn how Rotarians around the world are making a difference to ensure that students have access to learning, even in difficult situations. Rotarians are creative and effective in rising to meet the needs of students during these times when so many schools are closed or class time is limited.   The February BELRAG newsletter is full of success stories  of how Rotary Opens Opportunities for students in communities around the world.
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2021 Membership Resource Guide & State of Membership Powerpoint Presentation

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

I’ve updated the Membership Resource Guide (see the Membership Menu Tab on the District 7070 Website) , which includes links and descriptions about membership resources, tools, and publications, with new resources noted in red. One resource I hope you’ll find useful is our updated State of Membership PowerPoint Presentation, which you can download and customize to share Rotary’s current membership data and trends, as well as district specific data, who’s joining and who’s leaving, and what opportunities exist to strengthen membership. If you have any questions about the materials listed, please let me know. at Diana.Edwards@rotary.org

2021 Membership Resource Guide & State of Membership Powerpoint Presentation Diana Edwards, Regional Membership Officer, Membership Development, Rotary International 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks - March 9, 2021 - " Youth Services - It's Time To Get Involved"

Please join us on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7 PM for Tuesday Talks on Youth Services, hosted by the District 7070 Youth Services Committee , chaired by our very own Patti Wright. Find out how your club can become more involved in so many service to our Youth, here in District 7070, in southern Ontario: Earlyact, Interact, Rotaract, RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards), International Youth Exchange and a brand new venture for District 7070, called ROTEX. Listen to the leaders. Earlyact? Yes. Tune in to find out how your club get involved.

Come and see how Rotaract has changed  and how easy it is for your club to start a Rotaract Club. Rotaractors are really changing the world. How great is Interact? Let's hear from them and see for yourself.

The Youth Exchange team is looking for volunteers, students for the exchange, and of course, volunteer host families. Find out how your club can participate.

The RYLA program helps our young adults here in southern Ontario, with so many Leadership Development skills and challenges. The RYLA team is looking for your volunteers to help put together an outstanding RYLA week in 2022. Their planning starts now. They are looking for you.

If your club already sponsors a Rotaract or Interact Club, you will really enjoy hearing them talk about what they are doing to make a difference in our world. We encourage members of the Interact and Rotaract clubs to register for this Tuesday Talks. Be sure to let them know that they are more than welcome and can register as "guests". Please register today. This is a "not to miss" Tuesday Talks featuring our own members right here in our District 7070. 

Tuesday Talks - March 9, 2021 - " Youth Services - It's Time To Get Involved" 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Dr. David L. Mowat - March 18 and 12 Noon Zoom Meeting  -  "Covid-19 - Some Lessons Learned"  - YOU Are Invited

Posted by Jean Kammermayer, President, Rotary Club of Toronto Bay Bloor

Over the past year, COVID-19 has had profound and far-reaching impacts on many aspects of our lives. To explore the impacts of the global pandemic and the public health response, and to understand where we stand today in Ontario, the Rotary Club of Toronto Bay-Bloor is hosting a virtual presentation via Zoom, with Q & A, with Dr. David L. Mowat, former Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ontario and Former Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

The meeting will have a limited number of participants - please RSVP and submit any questions by Monday March 15, 2021 to secretary@bay-bloor-rotary-club.com. A video of the meeting will be available upon request.

More details . Please Read more ..........

 

Dr. David L. Mowat - March 18 and 12 Noon Zoom Meeting - "Covid-19 - Some Lessons Learned" - YOU Are Invited Jean Kammermayer, President, Rotary Club of Toronto Bay Bloor 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

New Members Zoom Get-Together  - Feb 18, 2021 Recording Now Available

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

THESE ARE FOR YOU !!! - The District 7070 Membership Committee is hosting New Member Zoom Get-Togethers.  Anyone who has joined Rotary in the last few years is invited to participate. There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often there is not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it.  So join us as we share some Rotary basics and not so basics.  And bring any questions you might have!  A Zoom link will be sent to those who register. There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it. So on November 25, please join us as we share more Rotary basics and not so basics. Bring any questions you might have!  The session will be of particular interest to members who have joined Rotary in the past 2 years but anyone who wants to know a little more about Rotary is most welcome. For more information and to register go to https://rotary7070.org/event/new-members-zoom-gettogether/

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

For more details and to see the recordings of the August 20, 2020 and the February 18, 2021 New Members Zoom Get Togethers, please Read more......

New Members Zoom Get-Together - Feb 18, 2021 Recording Now Available Virginia O'Reilly, Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

March 2021 Update - Qualifications for Rotary Foundation Grants The 2021-22 Rotary Year - Do It Online

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee
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UPDATE: 2021-22 Rotary Year

Clubs that plan to participate in the Rotary Foundation programs in the 2021-22 Rotary year must meet the requirements set up by the Rotary Foundation.  All Clubs that want to apply for a Global Grant or District Grant next year, must be qualified for the 2021-22 Rotary year.  The qualification is only valid for one year.  Therefore, Clubs that are qualified for this year, must qualify again for next year.  It is also important to note that Clubs must be qualified throughout the life of a project.  This is of particular importance to Clubs involved in Global Grant projects, as those projects typically take more than one Rotary year to complete.

Two years ago, District 7070 started using an on-line qualification process.  Three modules related to the Rotary Foundation, Global Grants and District Grants are posted on the District’s website.  There is a quiz connected with each module.  At least, two members from a Club must successfully complete the three quizzes for the Club to become qualified.  It doesn’t have to be the same members taking the qualification each year.  On the contrary, ask other members of the Club to complete the training.  It is a great way of making more members aware of the Rotary Foundation and everything around it.......

March 2021 Update - Qualifications for Rotary Foundation Grants The 2021-22 Rotary Year - Do It Online Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

March 2021 Update on  Qualifications for Rotary Foundation Grants The 2021-22 Rotary Year - Do It Online

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee
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UPDATE: 2021-22 Rotary Year

Clubs that plan to participate in the Rotary Foundation programs in the 2021-22 Rotary year must meet the requirements set up by the Rotary Foundation.  All Clubs that want to apply for a Global Grant or District Grant next year, must be qualified for the 2021-22 Rotary year.  The qualification is only valid for one year.  Therefore, Clubs that are qualified for this year, must qualify again for next year.  It is also important to note that Clubs must be qualified throughout the life of a project.  This is of particular importance to Clubs involved in Global Grant projects, as those projects typically take more than one Rotary year to complete.

Two years ago, District 7070 started using an on-line qualification process.  Three modules related to the Rotary Foundation, Global Grants and District Grants are posted on the District’s website.  There is a quiz connected with each module.  At least, two members from a Club must successfully complete the three quizzes for the Club to become qualified.  It doesn’t have to be the same members taking the qualification each year.  On the contrary, ask other members of the Club to complete the training.  It is a great way of making more members aware of the Rotary Foundation and everything around it.......

March 2021 Update on Qualifications for Rotary Foundation Grants The 2021-22 Rotary Year - Do It Online Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's March 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Valrie Wafer, Director , Rotary International
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Dear Rotarains, Rotaractors and the whole Rotary family in District 7070,

Rotary and Rotarians have created significant and remarkable levels of participation during the pandemic thanks to two specific, but equally important factors. 

The first is obvious, Rotary leaders such as our Zone Regional Team, our District Governors and Club Presidents have pivoted to lead their groups through a constantly changing landscape. The other is the incredible increase in the quality and capacity of online communication tools, in particular Zoom and Teams. Our skill sets, public speaking and fundraising initiatives have been remarkable. New relationships are being built thanks to you, adding opportunities in this virtual world.............

Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's March 2021 Newsletter Valrie Wafer, Director , Rotary International 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

2021 Rotary International Assembly Recordings Now Available

Rotary recently held the first virtual International Assembly (for Rotary's 2021-22 District Governors). They make great topics for your weekly Zoom meetings with your club members. Log in and visit My Rotary to experience some of the inspiring messaging shared throughout the assembly.

2021 Rotary International Assembly Recordings Now Available 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Learn How To Ensure new Clubs Are Successful

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

As you work to create new clubs in our district, the new Starting a Club course on Rotary’s Learning Center can help strengthen your efforts. Log into MyRotary and see the course today. In this course, you’ll learn the process of starting a Rotary, Rotaract, or Satellite club, get tips for connecting with prospective members, and find out how you can maximize a new club’s success. It’s a great resource for new club champions, sponsor clubs, a new club advisor or anyone interested in new club development.This course is for both Rotary and Rotaract members and those who want to become members.

Learn How To Ensure new Clubs Are Successful Diana Edwards, Regional Membership Officer, Membership Development, Rotary International 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News for March 2021

Posted by Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

In her March 2021 Newsletter, Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, discusses the role of the Rotary Club Champion and how you can help share our message to their clubs and attract new members to support ShelterBox through raising awareness of the tangible impact of ShelterBox’s work around the world. ShelterBox and Rotary are making an impact and Rotarians play a critical part of our movement. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News for March 2021 Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

March 2021 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 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. Click here to view their new website. For more news, check the Areas of Focus Action Committees Menu Bar in the District Newsletter under HIP.  This rapidly growing nation-wide movement, HIP,  is a partnership between Indigenous Peoples & Rotarians. The new website contains stories about supporters, just like you and your Club, who are making an impact across Canada by taking action to create lasting change! Here is a link to their latest Newsletter.  Here are some highlights .........

March 2021 News from Honouring Indigenous People John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0
NEWS FROM OUR YOUTH - ROTARACT, INTERACT, EARLYACT, RYLA, YOUTH EXCHANGE  2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Online Rotary Foundation Gala Event - "Celebrate our Foundation!" on May 12, 2021 - All Rotarians are Invited

Posted by Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32
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Dear fellow Rotarians, 

Thank you for your service in a most difficult year. Your leadership is critical to ensure that your members stay engaged within their clubs, continue to serve their communities, and adapt to the realities of the pandemic. We are asking for your help with our Rotary Foundation event on May 12, 2021. Together, we will celebrate what we have achieved and inspire Rotarians to do more. The online Gala event, "Celebrate our Foundation!" will be held Wednesday, May 12, from 8-9 pm ET (5-6 PT). It will be a fast-paced 60-minute variety style show featuring Rotary dignitaries, celebrities, musicians, entertainers and more. Details are at the event website: www.bit.ly/TRF-Gala.......

Online Rotary Foundation Gala Event - "Celebrate our Foundation!" on May 12, 2021 - All Rotarians are Invited Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 2021-02-18 05:00:00Z 0

District 7070 International Women's Day Event - March 8, 2021 - You Are Invited

Join us for a District 7070 wide celebration which brings together female leaders both in industry and Rotary sharing bold ideas, history and women in Rotary and business. These trailblazers are sure to invoke our Rotary spirit and inspire us all with the work they have done over the years!

Be sure to join us at 6:30 pm, Monday March 8. Limited virtual capacity, maximum of 500, please reach out to district7070iwd@gmail.com for an invite to this district event over Zoom. There will be a quick meet and greet before we start the presentations, be sure to have something to drink on hand for a celebration toast.

Join Zoom Meeting   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86155108001?pwd=ek8zNnY5M3BNejNIUWYvd3pzRW11dz09

Meeting ID: 861 5510 8001

Passcode: 801545

For more details, please Read more.....

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Tuesday Talks - February 9, 2021 -  Understanding Your Conflict Management Style - Recording Now Available

Our Tuesday February 9, 2021 Tuesday Talks - Understanding Your Conflict Management Style - RECORDING IS NOW AVAILABLE 
 
 

Watch and listen to Gayle Oudeh as she explains how we approach and deal with conflict can make the difference between resolving a conflict quickly or causing it to escalate dramatically. Yet we don’t always think about how we should respond to a conflict – we just react! This session focused on the five different approaches people take to conflict using the metaphor of birds. Are you a woodpecker, owl, hummingbird, parakeet or ostrich? There’s a time and place for each style. Find out how you can resolve conflicts more effectively by adjusting and adapting your conflict management style!

Gayle Wiebe Oudeh   613-222-2658   goudeh@ccrinternational.com   Director, Coaching & Training   Centre for Conflict Resolution International

Tuesday Talks - February 9, 2021 - Understanding Your Conflict Management Style - Recording Now Available 2021-02-12 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary ramps up COVID-19 vaccination efforts

Rotary clubs around the world are mobilizing in their communities to support the introduction and delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations. Rotary leaders are urging members to connect with their local health agencies to determine how Rotary can support COVID-19 vaccine efforts.

(In the photo)... John Hall, president of the Rotary Club of Trenton, North Carolina, receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Jones County immunization day.

Rotary has decades of experience in supporting the distribution of polio vaccines as well as highlighting their power and efficacy, which is a critical reason why polio is on the brink of eradication. It’s this expertise, along with strategic partnerships and innovation, that Rotary members can tap into to protect communities from COVID-19.....

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 Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline's virtual walk around the island of Bali in Indonesia!  - YOU are Invited - Open Until March 18, 2021 

Missing travel? Not getting enough physical activities? Feeling Zoom fatigue? 

We are all invited to join the Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise for a virtual walk around the island of Bali in Indonesia! You can join the mission between January 18th and April 18th. Learn about local attractions and culture, escape the cold weather to join us on the beach, This is the best virtual event to help you achieve your fitness goal while satisfying your travel bug during this period of confinement. Most importantly, you're contributing to charities while doing so!  For all of the details, please Read more ........

Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline's virtual walk around the island of Bali in Indonesia! - YOU are Invited - Open Until March 18, 2021 2021-02-08 05:00:00Z 0

A Fireside Chat on mental health in the workplace -  Join the Feb 24 Webinar - Open to our Rotary family -  - from The Rotary Club of Toronto

The Rotary Club of Toronto is thrilled to support Progress Place in its Promoting Mental Wellness at Work campaign. You are invited to A Fireside Chat on mental health in the workplace with Dragon's Den entrepreneur Tonia Jahshan, Founder of Sipology by Steeped Tea.

A Fireside Chat on mental health in the workplace - Join the Feb 24 Webinar - Open to our Rotary family - - from The Rotary Club of Toronto 2021-02-08 05:00:00Z 0

Important Changes to The Rotary Foundation funding model

Posted by K.R. Ravindran 2020-21 Trustee Chair, The Rotary Foundation
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Dear Rotarians,

This has perhaps been the most turbulent year of this generation — we faced a global health crisis, natural disasters, and economic turmoil all at the same time and the whole world was affected. Through it all, Rotary has stood tall. We have heard stories of some amazing acts of generosity and personal acts of service by clubs, Rotarians, and Rotaractors.

The Rotary Foundation has been proud to support our members’ efforts in serving their communities. Since March 2020, we awarded $32 million in global and disaster response grants for projects related to COVID-19. In fact, we awarded 1,359 global grants worth $95.6 million in 2019-20. Compare that to 2013-14, when global grants were first introduced, when we awarded 868 global grants worth $47.3 million. That’s a lot of growth! All over the world, Foundation grants are supporting projects that demonstrate Rotary’s impact and reach.......

Important Changes to The Rotary Foundation funding model K.R. Ravindran 2020-21 Trustee Chair, The Rotary Foundation 2021-02-08 05:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund and A Request from District 7070 

Posted by Past District Governor Ted Morrison, Chair District 7070 Annual Fund Chair
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Dear fellow Rotarians and all of the members of the District 7070 Rotary family,

Great news, at the recent meeting of 7070 district Foundation meeting, it was reported that all 55 out of our 55 clubs have submitted Annual Fund goals in MyRotary for a total of $ 183,933.77!

Click here to Donate Now

So far, several clubs have surpassed their Annual Fund goal, 5 have not donated anything YTD, and many are still working toward their Annual Fund goal. As we near the half-way point in the Rotary year, let’s strive to meet these goals.  For those clubs that have surpassed their goal – thank you!  Perhaps there is an opportunity to donate a bit more!

The world needs the Rotary Foundation more today than it ever has in its history. The Covid 19 pandemic has really put stress on the Rotary Foundation. Over 40 million dollars has been given in grants to clubs around the world to assist in the fight against the pandemic. Rotarians should be proud of the immediate response by our organization to fight this world health crisis.......

The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund and A Request from District 7070  Past District Governor Ted Morrison, Chair District 7070 Annual Fund Chair 2021-02-04 05:00:00Z 0
February is Black History Month Heather Drakes, Chair , District 7070 DEI Committee 2021-02-02 05:00:00Z 0

Our Rotary District 7070 Website - A Useful Resource for Your Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are in the process of a new and refreshed District 7070 Website. Be sure to watch for 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 article available to you today. 

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

Have you checked out the centre column to see all of the minute stories that you can share with your members and post on to your club website and social media pages? Have you checked out all of the previous District Newsletters that you may have missed? They are in the left hand column. There's more good news here... Please Read more.....

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Virtual Club Visioning program to be launched. Team Members Needed.
 

Posted by PDG Lars Henriksson, Chair, District Visioning Committee

For over ten years, District 7070 has offered Clubs assistance with their strategic planning through the Club Visioning program developed by IVFC, International Vision Facilitation Council.  IVFC, founded in District 5960, consists of experienced Rotarians in the US, Canada, UK, Australia and Scandinavia.  Looking back, close to 40 Clubs in D7070 have run at least one session, many two or three.  Overall, the program was well received.

Over the last year, a committee of IVFC has met regularly to review and update the program based on experience from around the world.  The process is now closer connected with RI’s Strategic Plan.  In addition, more focus is placed on developing the Action Plan as a result of the visioning session.  The experience from most districts using the program was that Clubs were very good at generating ideas at the sessions, but often had problems creating the action plan.  A virtual version of the program has also been developed. The virtual Club Visioning Program will be launched officially on July 1, 2021.   Therefore, we are looking for Rotarians who would be interested in being part of the teams delivering the program. Please Read more to find out how you can join in.....

Virtual Club Visioning program to be launched. Team Members Needed.  PDG Lars Henriksson, Chair, District Visioning Committee 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE FEBRUARY 2021 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE

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

 

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH

NEWSLETTERS:

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:

 
PLEASE "READ MORE" TO SEE WHAT ELSE IS INSIDE......
 
WELCOME TO THE FEBRUARY 2021 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Dr Robert Kyle, Chief Medical Officer of Health - Speaker at Bowmanville Rotary Club on Feb 16

You are invited  !!! The Rotary Club of Bowmanville's keynote speaker is Dr. Robert Kyle, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Durham Region at their February 16 regular weekly zoom meeting at 7:30 am. He will be talking about the status of Covid-19 in the Region of Durham and the vaccination campaign for the residents of Durham Region. This will be of particular interest to the 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region but everyone is invited to attend. A good meeting to invite prospective members. If you would like more info, please contact Rotarian Joe Solway at solwayjj@gmail.com .

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Meeting ID: 814 5143 5826

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The Hon. Paul Hellyer Speaking Feb 10 at The Rotary Club of Markham Sunrise - YOU Are Invited

Posted by Tina Martin, President , Rotary Club of Markham Sunrise
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The Rotary Club of Markham Sunrise has a very special guest as a speaker on Feb 10th at noon - 97 year old Paul Hellyer - former Minister of Defense for Lester Pearson and Pierre Trudeau’s Transportation Minister. Everyone in the District is invited to join their Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86239308859?pwd=QVdVY085NEEycitUbi9ZUUxUVFR0dz09  Meeting ID: 862 3930 8859  - Passcode: Rotary . His topic: The world you may not know about - and the broader reality. Paul Hellyer, born 6 August 1923, is an engineer, politician, writer and commentator. He is the longest serving current member of the Privy Council of Canada, just ahead of Prince Philip. In recent years he has become interested in the extraterrestrial presence and their superior technology that we have been emulating. In September 2005 he became the first person of cabinet rank in the G8 group of countries to state unequivocally “UFO’s are as real as the airplanes flying overhead.” He continues to take an interest in these areas. For more information, contact Tina Martin – drawingboard888@gmail.com

The Hon. Paul Hellyer Speaking Feb 10 at The Rotary Club of Markham Sunrise - YOU Are Invited Tina Martin, President , Rotary Club of Markham Sunrise 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Look Who is featured In February 2021 With Their Favourite Rotary Moment ? - You May Know Her

OUR MONTHLY FEATURE FROM DISTRICT 7070:  MY FAVOURITE ROTARY MOMENT

District Governor Mark Chipman has challenged YOU and we need your help. We are going to feature ONE "My Favourite Rotary Moment" every month. It could be YOUR "Favourite Rotary Moment". Let's go Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 7070 !! Let's meet the challenge. What is Your Favourite Rotary Moment?

Here is District Governor Mark's challenge and here is all you have to do :

I challenge each of you and your members to submit your favourite moment and have it posted on Rotary 7070 social media.  

Please email a photo along with the following text to suepmiller@rogers.com.

ROTARIAN: (your name)
ROTARY CLUB:
MEMBER SINCE: (year you joined Rotary)
A FAVOURITE ROTARY MOMENT: (brief outline of your moment…just a couple of sentences)
PERSONAL OUTCOME: (why this was a highlight to you. Ex: how did it make you feel, what positive outcome came from this.)

Let’s tell the world what we love about Rotary and why we are Rotarians! 

DG Mark

Who has the  FEBRUARY 2021 "My Favourite Rotary Moment" ? You May Know Her... Please Read more....

Look Who is featured In February 2021 With Their Favourite Rotary Moment ? - You May Know Her 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

The February 2021 Message from K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran,  Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation

Posted by K.R Ravi Ravindran, Chair of The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation 2019-20
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In his February 2021 message to Rotarians, K.R. Ravi Ravindran, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, (and also Past President of Rotary International), talks about "giving" as a way of life and Maimonides’ Eight Levels of Charity that teaches us about what giving means and what motivates us to do it. He says that, "Every one of our donations helps us reach higher levels.....As we gain a wider perspective, we see all those who need to be uplifted as well as the countless opportunities we have to help them in Rotary"  ...........

 

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District Governor Mark Chipman's February 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21
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Hello District 7070 Rotarians and the whole Rotary family:

When I joined Rotary back in 2006, I was surprised to find out that Rotary has a long history of promoting peace in the world.  I always remember Past District Governor Brian Thompson explaining at one of our Whitby Sunrise Club meetings that Rotary served as a consultant to the US delegation at the United Nations (UN) Conference on International Organization, often referred to as the UN Charter Conference, in San Francisco in 1945.  Today, Rotary proudly holds the highest consultative status offered to non-governmental organizations by the UN’s Economic and Social Council (UNESCO). .............

District Governor Mark Chipman's February 2021 Newsletter Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

John Burns of the Rotary Club of Bowmanville will serve as District 7070 Governor for the Rotary Year 2023-24

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My Fellow Rotarians,

Having received no objections to the Selection Committee’s decision, I am delighted to inform you that John Burns, Rotary Club of Bowmanville, has been selected as the RI District 7070 District Governor for 2023-24. John will be a great addition to our District Governor Team joining me, PDG Beth Selby, DGE Ron Dick and DGN Iosif Ciosa.  

Congratulations John!

Please join me in congratulating our new District Governor Nominee Designate (DGND), John, in his new role

Yours in Rotary, 

Mark Chipman       District Governor 2020-21   Rotary International District 7070

Let's meet John Burns .......

John Burns of the Rotary Club of Bowmanville will serve as District 7070 Governor for the Rotary Year 2023-24 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0
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Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's February 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Valrie Wafer, Director , Rotary International
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Dear Rotarains, Rotaractors and the whole Rotary family in District 7070,

As the calendar changes to February, we enter the exciting and strategic time of preparing our leaders for the next Rotary year. International Assembly is the grand finale of our Governors journey to be the new district leader on July 1st and as is tradition the Rotary theme, focus and objectives of the next year are announced and incorporated into the message to prepare our leaders.

This tradition will continue this year, under the leadership of President-Elect Shekhar Mehta, but perhaps we will be setting new traditions as well. International Assembly, which has been held in San Diego for many years was to take place for the first time in Orlando, Florida.  As you are aware, this event will now take place on a virtual platform (February 1-11). ..............

Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's February 2021 Newsletter Valrie Wafer, Director , Rotary International 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Qualifications for Rotary Foundation Grants The 2021-22 Rotary Year - Do It Online

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee
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UPDATE: 2021-22 Rotary Year

Clubs that plan to participate in the Rotary Foundation programs in the 2021-22 Rotary year must meet the requirements set up by the Rotary Foundation.  All Clubs that want to apply for a Global Grant or District Grant next year, must be qualified for the 2021-22 Rotary year.  The qualification is only valid for one year.  Therefore, Clubs that are qualified for this year, must qualify again for next year.  It is also important to note that Clubs must be qualified throughout the life of a project.  This is of particular importance to Clubs involved in Global Grant projects, as those projects typically take more than one Rotary year to complete.

Two years ago, District 7070 started using an on-line qualification process.  Three modules related to the Rotary Foundation, Global Grants and District Grants are posted on the District’s website.  There is a quiz connected with each module.  At least, two members from a Club must successfully complete the three quizzes for the Club to become qualified.  It doesn’t have to be the same members taking the qualification each year.  On the contrary, ask other members of the Club to complete the training.  It is a great way of making more members aware of the Rotary Foundation and everything around it.......

Qualifications for Rotary Foundation Grants The 2021-22 Rotary Year - Do It Online Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

What Is Peacebuilding ?

Posted by Ian Lancaster, Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Committee Chair

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

Just what is peacebuilding?

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

 
What Is Peacebuilding ? Ian Lancaster, Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Committee Chair 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

News from The Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group

There is a lot happening throughout the Rotary world - and Rotarians supporting BEL are no exception!  This BELRAG newsletter is full of news and information of projects, resources, and opportunities. First, BELRAG hosted, this month, a webinar to share information on how to create a successful BEL Global Grant.   That will be available on their website.  TRF Director of Grants, Abby McNear, and BEL Area of Focus Manager, Mary Jo Jean Francois, were their expert panelists sharing best practices for BEL projects. Two excellent projects were highlighted:  Library Learning Centers in Kenya (supported by RC Stevenage) and an adult literacy program that began many years ago in Turkey to support refugees in developing literacy skills.

Is your club interested in learning about projects to support:  consider attending the (virtual) Central America Projects Fair (Feb 18-20) or the Colombia Projects Fair (Feb 5-12)   A great way to connect with Rotarians and learn of new opportunities. All this and more is included in this BELRAG newsletter. 

News from The Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Holger Knaack's February 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Holger Knaack, Rotary International President 2020-2021
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In Holger Knaack's February 2021 Newsletter, our Rotary International President focuses on Rotary's birthday and our efforts to promote peace and international understanding. He says that, "Contributing to peace and international understanding has been a high priority for us since our earliest days." He talks about his personal peace journey and shows how your club can get involved too........

Rotary International President Holger Knaack's February 2021 Newsletter Holger Knaack, Rotary International President 2020-2021 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0
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Matching Grant Project by The Rotary Club of Toronto Danforth in Bangladesh

Posted by Akm khorshed Khan, Rotary Club of Toronto Danforth

Congratulations to the Rotary Clubs In Bangladesh and the Rotary Club of Toronto Danforth who recently distributed Blankets, Food, and Vegetable seeds in Bangladesh.
On January  29, 2021, blankets, food, and vegetable seeds were distributed to the people in  Bangladesh by the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Khulna and the Rotary Club of Rangpur in District 3281 with the sponsoring club , the Rotary Club of Toronto Danforth right here in District 7070. Blankets and Packages were distributed among 200 families by each club who are suffering from cold weather and post flood effects. Local community leaders attended the distribution program. They appreciated the generosity of the Rotary Club of Toronto Danforth. 

Editor's Note: Well done Toronto Danforth !!

Matching Grant Project by The Rotary Club of Toronto Danforth in Bangladesh Akm khorshed Khan, Rotary Club of Toronto Danforth 2021-01-31 05:00:00Z 0

"Talking Rotary" Podcast - A Life of Volunteering. - featuring Chris Snyder - Rotary Club of Toronto

Chris Snyder, from the Rotary Club of Toronto, and founder of Rotary Honouring Indigenous Peoples, recently was a guest on a "Talking Rotary" podcast - A Life of Volunteering. Two Rotarians from Winnipeg,  Peter Tonge and Mandy Kwasnica have created a podcast with Rotarians to spread info about their Rotary activities to other Rotarians and others. John Currie, Executive Director  of Rotary HIP (who is also President of the Rotary Club of Pickering) and Chris have each been interviewed about HIP and Chris on his Rotary sweat equity trips (some of you may have been on one of them).

They are offering Chris' book Creating Opportunities: A Volunteer's Memoir to readers. $10 from each online book purchase will go the Rotary International Foundation. Much of the book is about Rotary. The book is the same as this year's Rotary theme. People have found this book very useful as an inspirational book, as a recruiting tool, a speakers' gift and to anyone who wants to explore opportunities of service within Rotary or as a volunteer.

You can listen using the link:        https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/talking-rotary/id1524737018?uo=4

Chris' book link: https://hilborn-civilsectorpress.com/products/creating-opportunities-a-volunteers-memoir-rotary?_pos=4&_sid=f1e4ce65c&_ss=r

"Talking Rotary" Podcast - A Life of Volunteering. - featuring Chris Snyder - Rotary Club of Toronto 2021-01-29 05:00:00Z 0

The 2021 Rotary International Convention will be held virtually

The Rotary International Convention, scheduled for 12-16 June 2021, in Taipei, Taiwan, will now be a virtual event in response to the ongoing threat of COVID-19. The 2021 Rotary International Convention will be held virtually. Visit convention.rotary.org for more information about refunds and the upcoming virtual event.   https://convention.rotary.org/en/taipei

We are sorry that we will not see you in Taipei this year, but this decision, made by the Rotary Board of Directors, is necessary to protect the health of everyone involved. We will share more details about the 2021 Rotary International Virtual Convention soon.

Here’s what you need to know now:.......

Please read more for a letter from Rotary International President Holger Knaack......

The 2021 Rotary International Convention will be held virtually 2021-01-28 05:00:00Z 0

Concert to Feed the Need in Durham - Thank You Rotary - The final numbers are in!

Posted by Joe Solway, Rotary Club of Bowmanville

Thank you to all of the Rotarians and friends of Rotary throughout District 7070 !!

 I wanted to let you know - after collating the revenues from all our sources, the net proceeds from this year's Concert to Feed the Need in Durham are $20,120. (up from about $14,000 last year).

For every dollar donated, Feed the Need in Durham can distribute 7 dollars worth of food. That means with the funds generated by the concert, FTDN is able to distribute over $140,000 worth of food to our neighbours at a time when food insecurity has never been greater.

This was a true team effort. Six clubs in Durham and one in Toronto (thanks Bay-Bloor) stepped up this year as co-presenters of the event, which helps feed people across the region. I've never been prouder to be a Rotarian!

Thanks as well to all the generous sponsors - many of whom are club members as well.  And thanks of course to the musicians, without whom there is no concert. Congrats and thanks to all who made it happen! 

Hopefully, with whatever conditions bring, we're able to do it even better next year.

Joe Solway

Bowmanville Rotary Club

Concert to Feed the Need in Durham - Thank You Rotary - The final numbers are in! Joe Solway, Rotary Club of Bowmanville 2021-01-26 05:00:00Z 0

Presidential conference showcasing Rotaract - May 14 -16

RI President Holger Knaack will hold three virtual presidential conferences that will showcase the leadership of Rotaract members and collaboration between Rotaract and Rotary around the world. Knaack said he chose to focus on Rotaract leaders because young people have the potential to reshape our organization: “The COVID-19 epidemic has made clear that we are living in a different world, a world dominated by young people with the foresight and drive to take advantage of rapid change.” The last of the three events will be hosted from the United States, May 14-16  ( https://www.ascensionrotaract.com/presidentialconference ) .

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 New Members Zoom Get-Together  - Register TODAY for February 18, 2021

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

THESE ARE FOR YOU !!! - The District 7070 Membership Committee is hosting New Member Zoom Get-Togethers.  Anyone who has joined Rotary in the last few years is invited to participate. There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often there is not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it.  So join us as we share some Rotary basics and not so basics.  And bring any questions you might have!  A Zoom link will be sent to those who register. There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it. So on November 25, please join us as we share more Rotary basics and not so basics. Bring any questions you might have!  The session will be of particular interest to members who have joined Rotary in the past 2 years but anyone who wants to know a little more about Rotary is most welcome. For more information and to register go to https://rotary7070.org/event/new-members-zoom-gettogether/

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

For more details and to see the recording of the August 20 New Members Zoom Get Together, please Read more......

New Members Zoom Get-Together - Register TODAY for February 18, 2021 Virginia O'Reilly, Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2021-01-25 05:00:00Z 0

"Grow Rotary Workshop" on January 23, 2021- Recording Now Available

Posted by Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee
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Are you interested in your club’s path to Grow Rotary?  Having a strong vibrant Rotary Club involves Membership - looking after our members - new, seasoned and potential, Public Image – reaching out to our communities showing them what we do and showing the power of what we can do -  and our Foundation and what it allows us to do.  Over 65 Rotarians and Rotaractors attended the Jan 23, 2021 Grow Rotary Workshop. Lots of fantastic,  proven ideas to grow your club with new members and to retain and engage your current members. Thank you to Virginia O'Reilly and her District 7070 membership Committee for another great workshop. These sessions are really geared to members of your  Club's Membership committee, Public Image committee and Rotary Foundation committee.  We encourage at least 3 members from your club to attend the next "Grow Rotary Workshop" so you can share the discussion and work on plans integrating Membership, Public Image and Foundation in your growth strategy.

HERE IS A LINK, ON OUR ROTARY DISTRICT 7070 YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF THE JAN 23, 2021 GROW ROTARY WORKSHOP.  It is also available in the Membership Tab on our District 7070 website. 

 

"Grow Rotary Workshop" on January 23, 2021- Recording Now Available Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2021-01-25 05:00:00Z 0

An Important Rotary Foundation Update and Request  for A Donation to the Polio Fund from Dr Bob Scott

Posted by Dr Bob Scott, Chair Emeritus, Rotary International PolioPlus Committee
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To my fellow Rotary and Rotaract family, here in District 7070

Great news, at the recent meeting of 7070 district Foundation meeting, it was reported that all 55 out of our 55 clubs have submitted goals in MyRotary for polio eradication for a total of $ 62,000!

So far, 16 clubs have surpassed their goal for polio eradication, 15 have not donated anything YTD, and 15 are still working on their goal of at least $1,500 USD as a minimum (as per Rotary International request).  As we near the half-way point in the Rotary year, let’s strive to meet these goals.  For those clubs that have surpassed their goal – thank you!  Perhaps there is an opportunity to donate a bit more!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

The request by the board of Rotary International and the Foundation board of trustees is that every club to donate $1,500 USD ($1,921CAD) as a minimum.

Remember that for every dollar donated the Gates foundation will match 2 to one so $1,500 dollars becomes $4,500 dollars........

An Important Rotary Foundation Update and Request for A Donation to the Polio Fund from Dr Bob Scott Dr Bob Scott, Chair Emeritus, Rotary International PolioPlus Committee 2021-01-22 05:00:00Z 0

RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards - CANCELLED  for 2020-21

Posted by Past District Governor Neil Phillips and Weiting Bollu, Co-Chairs, RYLA D7070

Please note that due to the ongoing challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have reluctantly made the decision to cancel RYLA this year. Stay tuned for a revamped 2022 RYLA, possibly incorporating a hybrid online - in-person program and offering sessions for interact-age as well. If you're interested in being a part of the excitement in planning and implementing, don't hesitate to reach out. 

 

 

Neil Phillips + Weiting Bollu

Co-Chairs, RYLA D7070

weiting.bollu@gmail.com

NPhillips@dgn-marketing.com

RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards - CANCELLED for 2020-21 Past District Governor Neil Phillips and Weiting Bollu, Co-Chairs, RYLA D7070 2021-01-19 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Toronto Series on Racism - Jan 22, Jan 29 & Feb 5 - Recordings Now Available

The Rotary Club of Toronto recently hosted an online 3-week series of dynamic speakers (January 22, 29 and February 5 from 12:15 - 1:30pm) sharing their experiences of racism in Canada and pointing to some positive paths forward. The purpose of this initiative is to build awareness of and insight into the prevalence and impacts of racism and to stimulate ideas about actions Rotary can take to help be a part of the solution.

Click on this link https://youtu.be/gL9JDFULS80 to join this January 22nd session to watch it after the event.

Click on this link https://youtu.be/b18_DyT4-xo to join this January 29th session to watch it after the event.

Click on this link https://youtu.be/87GAbq-arVs to join this February 5th session to watch it after the event.

For more details, please Read more....

 
 
Rotary Club of Toronto Series on Racism - Jan 22, Jan 29 & Feb 5 - Recordings Now Available 2021-01-18 05:00:00Z 0

Director Dialogue - With RI Director Valarie Wafer  - Register TODAY for March 10, 2021 and see previous recordings

Posted by Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32
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I want to personally thank everyone who join us for our  "Director Dialogues". The first one was with Past Rotary International President Ian Riseley and the second one with Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin.  Remember to keep the 2nd Thursday of every month  at 7pm ET/4pm PT, free for future meetings. Special guests from throughout the Rotary world will join me each month to cover a wide range of topics of interest to all Rotarians, all provided at no charge as a benefit to you as a member of a club in Zones 28 & 32!  

CLICK ON THIS ZOOM LINK to See the November 12 Recording with Ian Riseley. 

The second District Dialogue was January 14th, 2021 -  Titled: Elevate Rotaract, what does it mean to Rotary?  My guest was Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin   He talked with us about what "Elevate Rotaract" means in practical terms. 

HERE IS THE  ZOOM LINK to See the January 14 Recordin with Barry Rassin 

 

Upcoming Director Dialogue - Wednesday, March 10, 2021, "Positive Peace"

Valarie's guest will be Rotary International President-Elect Shekhar Mehta.  CLICK ON THIS LINK to register for the webinar.

 

 

 

 

For future Director Dialogues, after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  NOTE: registration is limited to 500; a live stream of the event will be provided should we exceed that number. I look forward to you joining me for this special “Director Dialogue” series.

Thank you,


Valarie Wafer

 

Director Dialogue - With RI Director Valarie Wafer - Register TODAY for March 10, 2021 and see previous recordings Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 2021-01-17 05:00:00Z 0

2020-21 District 7070 Conference & Year End Celebration - Weekend of June 26 

Posted by Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor 2020-21

Save the date and stay tuned for an exciting announcement in the coming weeks about our District Conference and Year End Celebration!  We have pivoted due to COVID and while we won't be holding the Conference at a hotel, we will have a safe, fun, and engaging itinerary including activities for the whole family to make a difference in our communities across the District!!  More info to come. .....

2020-21 District 7070 Conference & Year End Celebration - Weekend of June 26 Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor 2020-21 2021-01-17 05:00:00Z 0

Celebrating Women in Rotary District 7070 - March 8/21

Posted by Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor

We are looking for women to join a committee to come up with some ideas to celebrate and recognize International Women's Day on March 8 with a focus on the amazing women of Rotary and D7070!  Please put out a request to your club members and if interested have them contact Bowmanville Rotarian Johanna de Boer  at jdeboer@rogers.com .

Celebrating Women in Rotary District 7070 - March 8/21 Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor 2021-01-17 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks - January 12 - Save Time and Get Results--Best Practices for Membership, Fundraising, Promoting Rotary- Recording Now Available
 

The Recording of the January 12, 2021 Tuesday Talks is now available on our Rotary District 7070 YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4orM9hRfZg&t=78s

Hosted by the District 7070 Public Image  Committee, the January 12 Tuesday Talks was viewed by over 165 attendees from not just District 7070, but form Rotary and Rotaract Clubs all over Canada and the USA and even from Ghana. This Public Image edition of Tuesday Talks showed how to Save Time and Get Results—Best Practices for Membership, Fundraising, Promoting Rotary. Our dynamic keynote speaker, Michael Angelo Caruso, who is our Rotary Zone 28 East Public Image Coordinator, is known for getting extremely fast results. He gave us tips on being a better communicator and he showed us some of his proven effective communication strategies by helping audience members improve during his presentation........

Tuesday Talks - January 12 - Save Time and Get Results--Best Practices for Membership, Fundraising, Promoting Rotary- Recording Now Available  2021-01-14 05:00:00Z 0

A Call to Action : April 17 - 24, 2021 - Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup

Posted by Mark Chipman, Rotary District 7070 Governor

 April 17 - 24, 2021 - Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup - What is Your Club Doing ?

A note for District Governor Mark Chipman to all Rotarians, Rotaractors, and the whole Rotary family in District 7070 and beyond:

Marking 2021 Earth Day, April 24, along with neighbouring Districts, our District 7070 is asking clubs to organize the first ever Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup during the week of April 17 - 24, 2021. What project is your club doing? Please let District 7070 Environmental Action Committee Chair, Nilam Bedi what your club is going to do. He can be reached at nilam.bedi@gmail.com  .

To date we have commitments from 15 Districts bordering the Great Lakes as well as the Niagara, St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers and the Erie Canal in New York State. How about your club? We are naming the event the Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup to open it up to any club on a waterway that empties into the Great Lakes system. Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer with Rotary International President Holger Knaack are both supportive of this collaborative project.

This will be a great way to engage our Rotary Family and non-Rotarians in a day of action, draw attention to our fragile environment and our desire to be part of the solution. With the plan for heavy promotion it is an opportunity to bring awareness to the good work of Rotary.

Get your club to select a nearby waterway or even a local park to clean up and be a part of this exciting event on April 24! Mark this in your calendars - more details will follow.

Mark Chipman

District Governor

Rotary District 7070

For even more details, please Read more......... 

A Call to Action : April 17 - 24, 2021 - Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup Mark Chipman, Rotary District 7070 Governor 2021-01-14 05:00:00Z 0

Why you should care about Rotary branding

It might seem like a small thing, but a logo that isn’t used properly can create confusion and mistrust. We always want to use Rotary’s logos consistently and properly to maintain a global Rotary brand that members, donors, and the public can trust.

Over the next year, we plan to talk much more about branding. In the first of a series of Rotary Voices blog posts on this topic, Rotary’s brand specialist, Liz Thiam, explains why clubs should use the Rotary logo correctly in their communities and how they can do that. ( https://blog.rotary.org/.../why-you-should-care-about.../ )

Why you should care about Rotary branding 2021-01-14 05:00:00Z 0

How to make your club vibrant

The Rotary Club of Seoul was established in 1927 as the first club in Korea. In recent years, though, its membership had been diminishing. Club leaders took steps to transform the club, including founding a satellite club for English-speaking leaders ages 19-35 and offering a convertible membership program. ( https://blog.rotary.org/2017/03/24/meet-my-vibrant-club/ )

How healthy is your club? The Is Your Club Healthy? course in the Learning Center will show you how to use the Rotary Club Health Check, the first step in becoming a vibrant and healthy club.

How to make your club vibrant 2021-01-14 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute - We Are Filled Up for the February 2021 Part III - Zoom Sessions

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair, District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute

Exceptional times call for exceptional actions. COVID-19 has forced us to move our regular RLI programming to a virtual format this year. We are excited to bring you the high quality program directly to the comfort of your home. The benefit is we do not have to worry about traffic or snow!

So, what should you consider attending another virtual meeting?

Rotary provides an opportunity for all of us to provide service to our community and around the world. The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) has a mission to strengthen Rotary clubs through quality leadership education. As Rotarians, you are already a leader in your community and in your profession. The purpose of RLI is to give you the skills and competencies to be an effective leader in Rotary.

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.  Now more than ever, the world needs Rotarians to create a more peaceful and equitable world for all.

THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING RLI  A HUGE SUCCESS IN 2020-21.

For more information, please contact Susan Hunter at susan.hunter@rotarytoronto.com

HERE ARE DETAILS OF THE ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE PROGRAM FOR 2020-21.... Please Read More........

Rotary Leadership Institute - We Are Filled Up for the February 2021 Part III - Zoom Sessions Susan Hunter, Chair, District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2021-01-12 05:00:00Z 0

2021-22 District 7070 Assistant Governor Openings Have been Filled

District 7070 currently has 16 Assistant Governor Positions. Each Assistant Governor is responsible for 4 or 5 Rotary and Rotaract Clubs. 

For the 2021-2022 Rotary Year, al of the positions have been filled. We thank you volunteering to strengthen the leadership in our District.

The Assistant Governor (AG) role is a 3-year commitment. Yearly, some AGs come to the end of their 3- year term and the District is looking for Candidates to take over to keep the roster full.  Assistant Governors are selected each year in advance of the start of their term in order to receive training, familiarize themselves with their duties, connect with the incoming Presidents of the  Rotary and Rotaract clubs they are responsible for.  

As an Assistant Governor, you are the connection between your clubs and the district. The relationships you build with club leaders make Rotary stronger. This is an important and rewarding role.

Please keep on checking and clicking on the "Current District Leadership Opportunities" page in the new menu tab "Leadership Opportunities for You In District 7070".

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REACH OUT !! - Connect Your Club With Other Rotary Clubs in Our District 2021-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE JANUARY 2021 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE

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

 

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH

NEWSLETTERS:

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:

PLEASE "READ MORE" TO SEE WHAT ELSE IS INSIDE......
 
WELCOME TO THE JANUARY 2021 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2021-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

Our Rotary District 7070 Website - A Useful Resource for Your Club

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

Have you checked out the centre column to see all of the minute stories that you can share with your members and post on to your club website and social media pages? 

Have you checked out all of the previous District Newsletters that you may have missed? They are in the left hand column. 

Have you taken a moment, lately, and read " Welcome to Rotary District 7070 in Ontario, Canada !" ? It is in the right hand column of the Website. Perhaps you could add that to your club website. 

While you are in that right hand column, be sure to watch Past District Governor Ted Morrison show us how The Rotary Foundation really works. 

Have you looked into each menu tab and and then scrolled down each tab to see all of the outstanding stories and resources available to you and your club?

Have you checked the Events Calendar to see what you and your club members can register and learn more about Rotary? 

Our Rotary District 7070 Website - A Useful Resource for Your Club 2021-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

Get The Word Out NOW - New Facebook Group - Grow Your Club, Raise Money, Get Attention - Join TODAY

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

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

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

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

Get The Word Out NOW - New Facebook Group - Grow Your Club, Raise Money, Get Attention - Join TODAY Michael Angelo Caruso, Rotary Zone 28 East Public Image Coordinator 2021-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

 January 2021 is Vocational Service Month

January is Vocational Service month on Rotary’s calendar.  Please take a few minutes to read about this important Avenue of Service in these excerpts from an article written by the Past Chair of the District 7070 Vocational Service Committee, Ian Lancaster, about Vocation Service, and its history and its importance in Rotary club life. Be sure to check out examples of projects for your club to support and make everyone award of Rotary's important Avenue of Service ....

 

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District Governor Mark Chipman's January 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21
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Hello District 7070 Rotarians and the whole Rotary family:

Good riddance 2020 and welcome 2021!  Here’s to a better, bolder and happier year for everyone!

Even with all the many personal challenges, disappointments and sacrifices in 2020, Rotary District 7070 continued to do good in our communities and the world.  

A few of the key accomplishments in District 7070 during the first half of the Rotary year that we should recognize and celebrate include:

  • Leveraging online technology (i.e. Zoom) and hosting exciting speakers from around the world. 

  • Conducting several online Grow Rotary Workshops and New Members Gatherings discussing creative ways to engage and increase our membership..........

District Governor Mark Chipman's January 2021 Newsletter Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21 2021-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

Tell Your Rotary Story - Use Rotary's People of Action Campaign

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

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Has Your Club Qualified for Rotary Foundation Grants This Rotary Year? You Still Have Time - Do It Online

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee
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UPDATE:

The Rotary Foundation requires Clubs that want to apply for District or Global Grant funds to be qualified.  This requirement remains throughout the life of the project.  Thus, a Club that was qualified and applied for a Global Grant last year, must also be qualified this year, or until the final report has been approved by the Rotary Foundation.
 
In order for a Club to be qualified, at least two of its members must pass the three training quizzes, found under the Rotary Foundation tab on the District’s website, www.rotary7070.org.  In addition, the Club must submit a signed MOU to the District.  The MOU can also be found under the same tab on the website. 
Please, note that question 6 in the quiz for Module 2 has been scrapped.  As of July 1, 2020, the Rotary Foundation only matches DDF (100%), not Club cash.  As this alternative is not among the suggested answers, it was decided to cancel that question.  Consequently, 6 correct answers to 8 questions are required to pass the Module 2 Quiz.
Regardless of plans to apply for grants, Rotarians are encouraged to go through the three modules, as it is a great way to learn more about the Rotary Foundation.  After all, November is Rotary Foundation month in the Rotary calendar.
 

The Rotary Foundation requires Clubs, that want to apply for District or Global Grants to projects, must be qualified.  A Rotary Club is qualified once it has done the following

- have at least two of its members successfully complete the training provided by the District, and

- have its President and President Elect submit to the District a signed copy of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

The qualification is valid for one year.  It makes the whole Club qualified and responsible, not just the two members that complete the qualification process. Once again, District 7070 is using on-line training for the qualification process.  Three modules (The Rotary Foundation, Global Grants and District Grants) can be found under the Rotary Foundation tab on the District's website, http://www.rotary7070.org.  Quizzes, each consisting of nine questions, are connected with the modules.  Seven of the nine questions must be correctly answered to pass each quiz.  Once a Rotarian has successfully completed all three Quizzes, s/he is qualified and will count towards the Club's Qualification.....

Has Your Club Qualified for Rotary Foundation Grants This Rotary Year? You Still Have Time - Do It Online Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee 2021-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary and the Beirut Explosion - New Beirut Recovery Website - Donations TODAY to the Global Grant

Helping out Beirut - The explosion at the port of Beirut on August 4,2020 impacted the entire city resulting in widespread destruction, loss of many lives, injuries in the thousands and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of citizens. District 7070 is currently looking into possible opportunities for clubs.

The Beirut Recovery Website is now up and running.  www.beirut7070.com . It contains all of the information in the video and more including an important section on Stewardship, our team members, additional documentary videos about the Karantina Hospital and more. 

Global Grant Now Established: Please Donate TODAY:

A Global Grant application (GG# 2119172) has been completed by The Rotary Club of Beirut Cosmopolitan, with the Whitby Sunrise Rotary Club as the International Sponsor partner. Clubs throughout District 7070 and beyond, are invited to participate in medical equipment for the pediatrics Operating Theatre of Beirut's only public hospital. The objective is for District 7070 Rotary Clubs to donate $60,000 US towards the Grant. The money will go towards surgical equipment for the neo-natal unit at the Karatina Hospital in Beirut. The video below tells the story, how and where to send your money. Let's all get behind this humanitarian project . If you or your club wishes to make a donation, right now to the Global Grant , you may do so Please "Read more" and see how easy it is to help. . Currently, our point people are Steve Rutledge of the Rotary Club of Whitby-Sunrise ( email: SRutledge@Bell.net)  and our District 7070 Areas of Focus Action Committee Chair Richard Mewhinney ( email: rmewhinney@rogers.com ).  

 

Please "Read more" for more information

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Rotary Leadership Institute - Still Room to Register Today for the January 2021 Part II and the February 2021 Part III - Zoom Sessions

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair, District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute

Exceptional times call for exceptional actions. COVID-19 has forced us to move our regular RLI programming to a virtual format this year. We are excited to bring you the high quality program directly to the comfort of your home. The benefit is we do not have to worry about traffic or snow!

So, what should you consider attending another virtual meeting?

Rotary provides an opportunity for all of us to provide service to our community and around the world. The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) has a mission to strengthen Rotary clubs through quality leadership education. As Rotarians, you are already a leader in your community and in your profession. The purpose of RLI is to give you the skills and competencies to be an effective leader in Rotary.

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.  Now more than ever, the world needs Rotarians to create a more peaceful and equitable world for all.

DETAILS OF THE ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE PROGRAM FOR 2020-21

The format this year will be different; instead of our typical one-day program at a college campus, we will be organizing a series of virtual meetings in the evenings during the work week. You will enjoy the same fast-paced, interactive session as you would in person.

Rotarians to complete all three levels  (Part I, II and III) after 9 weeks.

Each weeknight would consist of a minimum of 2 RLI courses. 

The format is:

6:00 pm - 6:10 pm Welcome & General Introductions

6:10 pm - 6:45 pm RLI Course #1 with Facilitator #1 (35 minutes)

6:45 pm - 7:20 pm RLI Course #2 with Facilitator #2 (35 minutes)

7:20 pm - 7:30 pm Debrief & Close

DATES:

Part I: Wednesday, November 4, Wednesday, November 11, Wednesday, November 18 (completed) 

Part II: Wednesday, January 13, Wednesday, January 20, Wednesday, January 27 (REGISTER TODAY)

Part II is open to any Rotarian or Rotaractor who has completed Part I 

Part III: Wednesday, February 10, Wednesday, February 17, Wednesday, February 24 (REGISTER TODAY)

Part III is open to any Rotarian or Rotaractor who has completed Part II 

Rotarians completing Parts I, II and III will receive an RLI pin and certificate.

TIME:  6:00 pm to 7:30 pm via Zoom videoconference

FEE:  $50 donation to the Rotary Foundation is being requested for each Rotarian

REGISTER TODAY : Classes will be 15+ in size

FOR PART II: https://rotary7070.org/event/district-7070-rli-part-2-jan--13th--20th--27th-2021

FOR PART III: https://rotary7070.org/event/district-7070-rli-part-3-feb--10th--17th--and-24th--2021/

For more information, please contact Susan Hunter at susan.hunter@rotarytoronto.com

Rotary Leadership Institute - Still Room to Register Today for the January 2021 Part II and the February 2021 Part III - Zoom Sessions Susan Hunter, Chair, District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2021-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

December 20 Online Rotary Concert for Feed The Need - Replay NOW Available - You Can Still Make A Donation

Congratulations to Joe Solway, his Committee, and The Bowmanville Rotary Club for the third annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham - another tremendous success. The concert featured great music from across the region. This year, the Oshawa, Oshawa-Parkwood, Whitby , and Whitby-Sunrise Rotary Clubs were co-presenters, so this is truly becoming a regional event. It is now available to see again. Click the links to watch the first and second half of the show! To watch 1st half: https://fb.watch/2x-60xOkxE/   Second half: https://fb.watch/2x-7T0yfn7/  To donate: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/56624

The 2020 concert featured more than 20 performers from all different genres, all donating their their time and talents to raise funds for Feed the Need in Durham, which distributes food to its 62 members agencies like food banks, shelters, schools, soup kitchens and more.  

This year, because of Covid, the need has never been greater. And because of Covid, the concert was on-line -- as a facebook live event, with donations encouraged through a link on-line.......

 

December 20 Online Rotary Concert for Feed The Need - Replay NOW Available - You Can Still Make A Donation 2021-01-01 05:00:00Z 0
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Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's January 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Valrie Wafer, Director , Rotary International
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Dear Rotarains, Rotaractors and the whole Rotary family in District 7070,

It is a new year. A year that has been much anticipated, perhaps more so than any other year in our lives. 2021; we have been looking forward to this since March. 

Although it is a new calendar year, it is only the midpoint of our Rotary year. We have accomplished much despite the pandemic. With the advances in technology over the past ten months, communication and staying connected seems to be almost on par with in-person meetings in terms of its connectivity, graphics, inclusive innovation and much more. However, I know you join me in looking forward to the day when we don’t have to say, “you’re on mute” !!!

To the Club Presidents and District Leadership Teams - Your leadership has been inspirational! .........

Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's January 2021 Newsletter Valrie Wafer, Director , Rotary International 2021-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

News from Honouring Indigenous People

Posted by John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People

Here is the latest Honouring Indigenous People Rotary News and Events, projects, blogs, photos, films, and resources. There are many major initiatives and resources available to you and your Rotary club, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your Club can help.  Our District 7070 Action Committee's Areas of Focus Coordinator is John Currie from the Pickering Rotary Club. John is also the  Executive Director of H I P and 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. Click here to view their new website and check the Areas of Focus Action Committees Menu Bar in the District Newsletter under HIP.  This rapidly growing nation-wide movement, HIP,  is a partnership between Indigenous Peoples & Rotarians. The new website contains stories about supporters, just like you and your Club, who are making an impact across Canada by taking action to create lasting change! Here are some highlights .........

News from Honouring Indigenous People John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People 2021-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News 

Posted by Allison Kingston, Community Fundraising Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada and Member, Rotaract Club of Sarnia-Lambton

In her January 2021 Newsletter, Allison Kingston, Community Fundraising Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada and a Member of the  Rotaract Club of Sarnia-Lambton, discusses Hurricane season and Shelterbox readiness to respond. The coronavirus pandemic means that it will be more challenging for response teams to travel to hurricane-hit countries But their links with local partners and Rotary worldwide means they can provide aid in new ways that keep families safe  . Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News  Allison Kingston, Community Fundraising Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada and Member, Rotaract Club of Sarnia-Lambton 2021-01-01 05:00:00Z 0
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2020-21 District 7070 Conference - Be sure to REGISTER 

Posted by Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor 2020-21

Please join us for the Rotary District 7070 Conference in 2021 on Friday, June 25 - Sunday, June 27, 2021 at the beautiful Pan Pacific Toronto (formerly the Westin Prince Hotel) ,in Toronto. The entire Team at the hotel look forward to welcoming you for
Rotary District 7070 Conference 2020-21, so you can experience firsthand Pan Pacific’s signature hospitality – at Toronto’s first Pan Pacific hotel.
 Be sure to register TODAY. Here's how.....

2020-21 District 7070 Conference - Be sure to REGISTER Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor 2020-21 2021-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Holger Knaack's January 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Holger Knaack, Rotary International President 2020-2021
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In Holger Knaack's January 2021 Newsletter, our Rotary International President challenges us to think ahead about what we are doing in 2022, 2023, and beyond. He says, "We cannot foresee the future, but we can steer ourselves where we want to go. I think it is important that every Rotary club hold a strategic meeting at least once a year." He adds, "“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Planning is essential to achieving success in all areas of life, including Rotary". Once our clubs make a strategic plan, it’s then time to take action and carry out the necessary changes......

Rotary International President Holger Knaack's January 2021 Newsletter Holger Knaack, Rotary International President 2020-2021 2021-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

The January 2021 Message from K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran,  Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation

Posted by K.R Ravi Ravindran, Chair of The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation 2019-20
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In his January 2021 message to Rotarians, K.R. Ravi Ravindran, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, (and also Past President of Rotary International), talks about supporting the environment as Rotary's newest cause. Ravi says, "We will face the challenge strategically, as with the other areas of focus. In fact, the six other areas of focus depend on this one. For what good is it to fight disease if our polluted environment causes us to become sick again? ". He reminds us that The Rotary Foundation will be central to this work...........

 

The January 2021 Message from K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran,  Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation K.R Ravi Ravindran, Chair of The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation 2019-20 2021-01-01 05:00:00Z 0
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Look Who is featured In January 2021 With Their Favourite Rotary Moment ?

NEW MONTHLY FEATURE FROM DISTRICT 7070:  MY FAVOURITE ROTARY MOMENT

To meet our challenge from our District Governor Mark Chipman, we are going to feature ONE "My Favourite Rotary Moment" every month. It could be YOUR "Favourite Rotary Moment". Let's go Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 7070 !! Let's meet the challenge. 

Here is District Governor Mark's challenge and here is all you have to do :

I challenge each of you and your members to submit your favourite moment and have it posted on Rotary 7070 social media.  

Please email a photo along with the following text to suepmiller@rogers.com.


ROTARIAN: (your name)
ROTARY CLUB:
MEMBER SINCE: (year you joined Rotary)
A FAVOURITE ROTARY MOMENT: (brief outline of your moment…just a couple of sentences)
PERSONAL OUTCOME: (why this was a highlight to you. Ex: how did it make you feel, what positive outcome came from this.)

Let’s tell the world what we love about Rotary and why we are Rotarians! 

DG Mark

 

Who has the  JANUARY 2021 "My Favourite Rotary Moment" ? Please Read more....

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District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair's January 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and 2020-21 Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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In his January 2021 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund and to the PolioPlus Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. How would YOU like to spend Rotary's money? Find out how, right here, in Bob's letter. There is lots more news in PDG Bob's letter........

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair's January 2021 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and 2020-21 Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2021-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

Increase Your Club's Visibility - TAG "ROTARY DISTRICT 7070"

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee

Calling all District 7070 Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs!

Increase your club’s visibility. TAG US !  in all of your appropriate social media posts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) so we can share your news and events. We have lots of followers who would like to see your posts!

District Social Media Tags:
Facebook: @rotary7070
Instagram: @rotaryd7070
Twitter: @rotary7070

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

Increase Your Club's Visibility - TAG "ROTARY DISTRICT 7070" Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2020-12-29 05:00:00Z 0

Use These Outstanding Tips to Enhance Your Club's Online Presence 

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

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

For more than 100 years, Rotary has united leaders who are committed to using their expertise to take action and improve their communities. Awareness of Rotary is high. But public understanding of who we are, what we do, and the value we bring to communities is concerningly low.  It’s important that we tell our story in ways that help people everywhere understand what Rotary does, how we’re different, and why our work matters. Without this understanding, we can’t reach our full potential and bring more people together and improve even more communities worldwide. No other organization is quite like Rotary. By using our unique voice consistently in all our messaging, we can ensure that our communications reflect our distinct character. If we speak, write, and design in one voice, our communications will sound, read, and look unmistakably like Rotary. This will give our audiences a better understanding of who we are. Together, we can show the world that we’re people of action.......

 

Use These Outstanding Tips to Enhance Your Club's Online Presence Rob MacArthur, District Public Image Committee 2020-12-29 05:00:00Z 0

Have You Seen What is On Our District 7070 YouTube Channel ? - Subscribe TODAY

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee

Have you seen what is on our District 7070 YouTube channel ? Subscribe TODAY. Use It TODAY. It will help your club tell the story of Rotary and show how your club members are People of Action in your community and around the world! 

People’s perception of Rotary comes from their experiences with our clubs and programs, along with the stories we tell and the videos & images we share. Compelling, consistent brand communications — together with a great experience — can help us engage and attract more members, donors, and partners. 

Use our District 7070 YouTube channel to share videos that reflect Rotary’s initiatives and projects both locally and globally. These videos can be posted to your social media pages and shared at your meetings. They are broken down into the following playlists:

  • Rotary District 7070

  • District 7070 Taking Action Locally

  • District 7070 Taking Action Globally

  • District 7070 Workshops

  • Tuesday Talks

  • Rotary International

  • Rotaract

  • End Polio

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

Have You Seen What is On Our District 7070 YouTube Channel ? - Subscribe TODAY Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2020-12-29 05:00:00Z 0

"Grow Rotary Workshop" on January 23, 2021- REGISTER TODAY

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

REGISTER TODAY and GROW YOUR CLUB PRESENCE

REGISTER TODAY - On January 23  from 9:30 am to 11:10 am -  the District Membership Committee is hosting a New Grow Rotary Zoom Meeting. Registration is now OPEN on the District 7070 website right here. 

Last year, we had a series of  very successful Grow Rotary Workshops. The rooms were filled with lots of  “buzz” . Rotarians generated great ideas to engage and inspire. This year, we will have more Grow Rotary Workshops. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get ready to participate in the 2021 Workshops. These workshops are for all Rotarians interested in your club’s path to Grow Rotary and how all aspects of our club impact membership.

"Grow Rotary Workshop" on January 23, 2021- REGISTER TODAY Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2020-12-29 05:00:00Z 0

December 20, 2020 for the Online Rotary Concert for Feed The Need - Replay NOW Available - Still Time to Make A Donation

Posted by Joe Solway, Rotary Club of Bowmanville

The Bowmanville Rotary Club successfully hosted their third annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham - the showcase that features great music from across the region. This year, the Oshawa, Oshawa-Parkwood, Whitby , and Whitby-Sunrise Rotary Clubs were co-presenters, so this is truly becoming a regional event. It is now available to see again. Click the links to watch the first and second half of the show! To watch 1st half: https://fb.watch/2x-60xOkxE/   Second half: https://fb.watch/2x-7T0yfn7/  To donate: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/56624

The 2020 concert featured more than 20 performers from all different genres, all donating their their time and talents to raise funds for Feed the Need in Durham, which distributes food to its 62 members agencies like food banks, shelters, schools, soup kitchens and more.  

This year, because of Covid, the need has never been greater. And because of Covid, the concert was on-line -- as a facebook live event, with donations encouraged through a link on-line.......

 

December 20, 2020 for the Online Rotary Concert for Feed The Need - Replay NOW Available - Still Time to Make A Donation Joe Solway, Rotary Club of Bowmanville 2020-12-23 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks - January 12 - Save Time and Get Results--Best Practices for Membership, Fundraising, Promoting Rotary
 

Please Join The District 7070 Public Image Team on January 12 at 7 PM for Tuesday Talks

Topic: Save Time and Get Results --Best Practices for Membership, Fundraising, Promoting Rotary - hosted by the District 7070 Public Image Committee

Our keynote speaker, Michael Angelo Caruso, our Rotary Zone 28 East Public Image Coordinator will help our clubs Save Time and Get Results , and show us some of the Best Practices for Membership, Fundraising, Promoting Rotary. In addition, our Public Image Private Investigators ( PI PI's for short), will also review, the District Rotary and Rotaract Clubs' digital and social media presence and provide some tips on how they can enhance their public image. Sue Miller of the District Public Image Committee, will do a tour some Club social media pages to see how it is done and we will hear from clubs who will talk about some of the benefits form their successful Public Image campaigns. There will be time for you to ask some questions from our presenters and from some of the Rotary Zone 28 East Assistant Public Image Coordinators, who will be on the call and ready to help you and your club. Special thanks to our Past District Governor Mary Lou Harrison, a member of our District Public Image Committee and also Rotary's Zone 28 East Assistant Public Image Coordinator, for getting Michael to address our Tuesday Talks. Be sure to register TODAY.

About our Invited Speaker:

Michael Angelo Caruso , a lifetime Rotarian and Past District Governor (D6380) is also our current Rotary Zone 28 East Public Image Coordinator, from Royal Oak , Michigan. He has delivered over 1,500 presentations and keynote speeches on the subjects of conflict resolution, team leading and pro-active communication. He has spoken in Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean and 49 of the 50 states.......

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Rotary's Involvement with COVID-19 Vaccination

Posted by Holger Knaack and Ravi Ravindran

In these difficult days, we are so heartened to receive such uplifting reports on the unrelenting efforts of our Rotary members who have responded in their communities against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, the single question we hear time and again as we traverse the virtual world is, “Are we getting involved with COVID vaccination?” Considering the success and expertise we have gained in our polio eradication effort, this question is both natural and timely.

The answer is yes. We will have an important role in the months ahead......

Rotary's Involvement with COVID-19 Vaccination Holger Knaack and Ravi Ravindran 2020-12-16 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks - Dec 8 - 7 PM – “Global to Local: Climate Solutions in Action From Around the World” - Recording Now Available

The Environment was the theme of the Tuesday Talk on December 8th, 2020 .  As Rotary prepares for implementing a seventh Area of Focus, Environmental Sustainability on July 1, 2021, there will be new opportunities for Rotary Clubs to engage in a wide spectrum of projects to improve the health of the planet through all kinds of actions, big and small.

Nilam Bedi, Chair, and his entire District 7070 Environmental Action Committee invited us to an evening of insights into the single most environmental issue of our times – Climate Change. The centrepiece of the evening  was the presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Bagley, Director of Drawdown Learn at Project Drawdown, which is one of world’s foremost resources for climate solutions. Dr. Elizabeth Bagley has vast experience in connecting people with the most impactful climate change solutions.

The authoritative overview of Climate Change and examples of actions at the local level from around the globe provided ideas for activities that may appeal to Rotary Clubs in District 7070. We also found out what environmental action clubs are already taking in our District.

Tuesday Talks - Dec 8 - 7 PM – “Global to Local: Climate Solutions in Action From Around the World” - Recording Now Available 2020-12-12 05:00:00Z 0

Director Dialogue - With RI Director Valarie Wafer  - Nov 12 Recording Now Available - Register TODAY for Jan 14, 2021 

Posted by Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32
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I want to personally thank everyone who joined us for the first open meeting, "Director Dialogue," with past Rotary International President Ian Riseley!  Remember to keep the 2nd Thursday of every month (except December 2020) at this same time (7pm ET/4pm PT) free for future meetings. Special guests from throughout the Rotary world will join me each month to cover a wide range of topics of interest to all Rotarians, all provided at no charge as a benefit to you as a member of a club in Zones 28 & 32!  FIRST MEETING was ON NOV 12.

CLICK ON THIS ZOOM LINK to See the Recording. 

For future Director Dialogues, after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  NOTE: registration is limited to 500; a live stream of the event will be provided should we exceed that number. I look forward to you joining me for this special “Director Dialogue” series.

January 14th, 2021 - Elevate Rotaract, what does it mean to Rotary?  My guest will be Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin   He'll talk with us about what "Elevate Rotaract" means in practical terms.  Register now by CLICKING HERE.



Thank you,


Valarie Wafer

 

Director Dialogue - With RI Director Valarie Wafer - Nov 12 Recording Now Available - Register TODAY for Jan 14, 2021 Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 2020-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Mark Chipman's December 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21
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Hello District 7070 Rotarians and the whole Rotary family:

December marks the half way point in the Rotary year, and this year also represents the last month in an exhausting 2020. While we have all felt the impacts of COVID, my heartfelt sympathies go out to those who have experienced loss or hardship during this difficult period.

At the same time, I am inspired by the opportunities that have been found amidst the chaos. Clubs have discovered new and innovative fundraising and community activities to stay engaged, relevant and impactful.  Thank you all for making a positive difference in our communities and around the world especially at a time when it is most needed. ....... 

 

District Governor Mark Chipman's December 2020 Newsletter Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21 2020-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE DECEMBER 2020 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE

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

 

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH

NEWSLETTERS:

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:

PLEASE "READ MORE" TO SEE WHAT ELSE IS INSIDE......

 
WELCOME TO THE DECEMBER 2020 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2020-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's December 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Valrie Wafer, Director , Rotary International
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Dear Rotarains, Rotaractors and the whole Rotary family in District 7070,

Every year we champion disease prevention and treatment during the month of December. This year I could not think of a more apt subject to keep in our thoughts as Christmas beckons along with the promise of vaccinations, a promise to protect mankind against the deadly pandemic of Covid-19. 

Rotarians are no strangers to vaccinations. Globally we are seen as champions of vaccination and inoculation. Rotary along with our close partners, the World Health Organization, the Gates foundation and GAVI the Vaccine Alliance. It goes without saying, without your contribution to the world of disease prevention, tens of thousands of endemic countries would still be dealing with mass death and illness as a result of Polio. In fact, if it weren’t for you and Rotarians around the world the number of endemic countries would certainly be more than two. .........

Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's December 2020 Newsletter Valrie Wafer, Director , Rotary International 2020-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

Durham College names Global Classroom in honour of 11District 7070 Rotary Clubs

Durham College, in Oshawa, Ontario Canada, is pleased to announce the re-naming of its Global Classroom. Inspired by Rotary’s international efforts to promote peace, fight disease, support education and combat poverty, and in honour of 11 District 7070 Rotary Clubs’ financial support, the space will now be known as the Rotary Global Classroom.

The newly named Rotary Global Classroom is used by faculty to expose students to international perspectives. The only one of its kind at an Ontario college, the facility connects students and thought leaders from around the world in real-time to discuss issues of importance and to collaborate on solutions by sharing knowledge and skills. In addition to hosting The Global Class, a course founded by Durham College professor Lon Appleby dedicated to expanding students’ understanding of world issues, the space is also used for student presentations and competitions, conferences, and collaborations with the community, such as the recent Rotary World Polio Day events, held in the Rotary Global Classroom for the last 3 years on World Polio Day......

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Outstanding Social Media Tips On the District 7070 Facebook Page, Instagram Accounts

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee

Social media is part of our everyday lives, both personally and professionally. To stay connected with your members and community, you need more than a club website; you need a strong social media presence too. 

Each day throughout this series, Sue Miller of the District 7070 Public Image Committee, posted a series of quick tips to help you build, improve, and strengthen your social media posts and keep them up-to-date. Go to the Facebook Page and Boost Your Club's Public Image.

While you are there, look for the new "Why Rotary" Series of posts that Sue Miller has featured for you and your Rotary Club. Share these posts too in your social media accounts. #whyrotary #rotary7070 ......

Outstanding Social Media Tips On the District 7070 Facebook Page, Instagram Accounts Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2020-12-01 05:00:00Z 0
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and YOU 2020-12-01 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Wants to Hear from YOU - The Rotary 2020 Member Census 2020-12-01 05:00:00Z 0
December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month 2020-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

Help 'Save a Tree with Rotary' - a Heritage Oak Tree older than Canada! - DONATE TODAY - Before Dec 12

 

Five Rotary Clubs in District 7070 hosted 65 Rotarians from Rotary, Rotaract and Interact Clubs in District 7070 at an outstanding Zoom meeting on November 26, to save an important part of Ontario's heritage AND contribute to the fight against climate change. The Evening was hosted by CTV's Colin D' Mello with special guests: Mark Cullen, Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson, Carolyn King, Edith George, Sophia Maiolo and Nilam Bedi. District 7070 came together to help save an Oak Tree that is older than Canada!

Zhelevo is a majestic Red Oak located in a residential community near the Humber River in Toronto. It is well over 250 years old and was recognized as a Heritage Tree in 2009 thanks to the incredible efforts of Edith George, its neighbour and friend.

This Red Oak has witnessed history unfolding as a lookout tree overseeing the First Nations’ Carrying-Place Trail. Every year, it captures more than 2.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide and currently stores over 31 tonnes of carbon above ground.

Please Read more for the rest of the story. As of 7:45 pm on November 26, all but $40,000 remained to save the tree. You, your Rotary Club , your friends and business associates can still help make this happen. DONATE HERE  ........

 
Help 'Save a Tree with Rotary' - a Heritage Oak Tree older than Canada! - DONATE TODAY - Before Dec 12 2020-12-01 05:00:00Z 0
In Memory of our Rotarians - December 2020 2020-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

More Public Image Tips from our Public Image Public Investigator

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While building the Rotary Club of Port Hope Twitter account I noticed that some clubs in the district have multiple Twitter accounts. This can happen very easily as years go by. As people come and go from clubs, sometimes the information is not passed on or is forgotten. The problem is it can confuse and hinder your social media efforts. 

To find out if your club has multiple Twitter accounts, or any multiple social media accounts, do a search on the social media site of your clubs name and the word Rotary. This should produce a list where you can see if you have two accounts. You should delete the account that is not being used anymore. This may be difficult as it may be registered to a member that is not around anymore, but it should be doable. 

If any club is having any trouble deleting accounts and needs help, feel free to contact me. info@robmac.org

Also please remember I noticed a few clubs had multiple domain names registered. Although a problem as well, domains do expire so it should correct itself.

The District Facebook Fan Page is now regularly posting tips and help and social media.  Be sure to check them out.

One thing I have noticed is clubs are not posting enough content in my opinion. You should be posting events, news, milestones, and club anniversaries.

One other area I find that is overlooked is sending out press releases to local radio, tv, and print outlets. This is a great resource to help get the word out and raise awareness in your area. The same news, announcements, events, and milestones, that you would send out on social media, should also be sent to these outlets. In doing this, you could get calls for interviews, the release will be reprinted, and media may show up to your meetings from time to time.

Be safe and well...

Rob MacArthur

Rotary Club of Port Hope

District 7070 PI PI

 

More Public Image Tips from our Public Image Public Investigator Rob MacArthur, our District 7070 Pi Pi - Public Image Private Investigator 2020-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

The Next New Members Zoom Get-Togethers  - Register for February 18, 2021

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

THESE ARE FOR YOU !!! - The District Membership Committee is hosting New Member Zoom Get-Togethers.  Anyone who has joined Rotary since January 1, 2019 is invited to participate. There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often there is not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it.  So join us throughout 2020  as we share some Rotary basics and not so basics.  And bring any questions you might have!  A Zoom link will be sent to those who register.

Everyone is welcome to join but these sessions are specially designed for new members who've joined in the past 2 years. If you know a new member, please encourage them to join.  Potential members welcome too,  although they will need to be registered as a guest by a Rotarian.

Rotarians from all over District 7070 enjoyed the November 25 Get Together and they are looking forward to the next one from  7-8 pm on Thursday February 18, 2021 .

There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it. So on November 25, please join us as we share more Rotary basics and not so basics. Bring any questions you might have!  The session will be of particular interest to members who have joined Rotary in the past 2 years but anyone who wants to know a little more about Rotary is most welcome. For more information and to register go to https://rotary7070.org/event/new-members-zoom-gettogether/

For more details and to see the recording of the August 20 New Members Zoom Get Together, please Read more......

The Next New Members Zoom Get-Togethers - Register for February 18, 2021 Virginia O'Reilly, Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2020-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair's December 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and 2020-21 Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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In his December 2020 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund and to the PolioPlus Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. How would YOU like to spend Rotary's money? Find out how, right here, in Bob's letter. There is lots more news in PDG Bob's letter........

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair's December 2020 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and 2020-21 Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2020-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

SHARE this #Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global movement that encourages charitable giving at the outset of the Christmas and holiday season. Rotary and Rotaract members can take action this Giving Tuesday, December 1, by making a gift to The Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund SHARE, which makes sustainable projects possible both on a local and global level.......

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Look Who is featured This Month With Their Favourite Rotary Moment ?

NEW MONTHLY FEATURE FROM DISTRICT 7070:  MY FAVOURITE ROTARY MOMENT

To meet our challenge from our District Governor Mark Chipman, we are going to feature ONE "My Favourite Rotary Moment" every month. It could be YOUR "Favourite Rotary Moment". Let's go Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 7070 !! Let's meet the challenge. 

Here is District Governor Mark's challenge and here is all you have to do :

I challenge each of you and your members to submit your favourite moment and have it posted on Rotary 7070 social media.  

Please email a photo along with the following text to suepmiller@rogers.com.


ROTARIAN: (your name)
ROTARY CLUB:
MEMBER SINCE: (year you joined Rotary)
A FAVOURITE ROTARY MOMENT: (brief outline of your moment…just a couple of sentences)
PERSONAL OUTCOME: (why this was a highlight to you. Ex: how did it make you feel, what positive outcome came from this.)

Let’s tell the world what we love about Rotary and why we are Rotarians! 

DG Mark

 

Who has the THIRD "My Favourite Rotary Moment" ? Please Read more....

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Latest News from the  WASH Rotary Action Group

We've Changed Our Name. With the approval of Rotary International our organization is now going to be called "Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Rotary Action Group" or "WASH Rotary Action Group" to reflect the emphasis Rotarians are placing on hygiene as an important component of projects.  Our new logo, has WASH in a font to represent water pipes. You are invited to view all of the back issues of the WASRAG  / WASH Rag Newsletters at  http://www.wasrag.org/news    For more Water, Sanitation and Hygiene News for this month,  please Read More.......

Latest News from the  WASH Rotary Action Group 2020-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

News from Honouring Indigenous People

Posted by John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People

Here is the latest Honouring Indigenous People Rotary News and Events, projects, blogs, photos, films, and resources. There are many major initiatives and resources available to you and your Rotary club, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your Club can help.  Our District 7070 Action Committee's Areas of Focus Coordinator is John Currie from the Pickering Rotary Club. John is also the  Executive Director of H I P and 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. Click here to view their new website and check the Areas of Focus Action Committees Menu Bar in the District Newsletter under HIP.  This rapidly growing nation-wide movement, HIP,  is a partnership between Indigenous Peoples & Rotarians. The new website contains stories about supporters, just like you and your Club, who are making an impact across Canada by taking action to create lasting change! Here are some highlights .........

News from Honouring Indigenous People John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People 2020-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

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

Posted by K.R Ravi Ravindran, Chair of The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation 2019-20
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In his December 2020 message to Rotarians, K.R. Ravi Ravindran, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, (and also Past President of Rotary International), asks us to remember the Rotary Foundation at this time of generosity, during the year-end holidays - a time of giving and sharing, and it is not limited to our loved ones. It is also for the people we have never met and will never see, for those who are not so fortunate as we and could use a helping hand. The miracle of giving that Scrooge discovered on Christmas Eve is exactly what The Rotary Foundation does 365 days a year..........

 

The December 2020 Message from K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran,  Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation K.R Ravi Ravindran, Chair of The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation 2019-20 2020-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Holger Knaack's December 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Holger Knaack, Rotary International President 2020-2021
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In Holger Knaack's December 2020 Newsletter, Holger looks back on 2020 as a year of great change and strength for our organization and gives us all reasons to be optimistic about Rotary in the year ahead . Rotary didn't stop, despite the pandemic. We removed obstacles, found new ways to connect, and embraced new approaches to service, such as online projects and virtual fundraising........

Rotary International President Holger Knaack's December 2020 Newsletter Holger Knaack, Rotary International President 2020-2021 2020-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News 

Posted by Allison Kingston, Community Fundraising Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada and Member, Rotaract Club of Sarnia-Lambton

In her December 2020 Newsletter, Allison Kingston, Community Fundraising Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada and a Member of the  Rotaract Club of Sarnia-Lambton, discusses Hurricane season and Shelterbox readiness to respond. The coronavirus pandemic means that it will be more challenging for response teams to travel to hurricane-hit countries But their links with local partners and Rotary worldwide means they can provide aid in new ways that keep families safe  . Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News  Allison Kingston, Community Fundraising Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada and Member, Rotaract Club of Sarnia-Lambton 2020-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

"Tuesday Talks" on November 10  - "The Rotary Foundation. Fund Raising in Challenging times and adapting in these times" - Recording NOW Available

Bob Wallace, Chair, and the entire District 7070 Foundation Committee hosted everyone in District 7070 to "Tuesday Talks" on November 10 to "The Rotary Foundation. Fund Raising in Challenging times and adapting in these times" Our keynote speaker was Brenda Cressey, Rotary Foundation Trustee - 2017-2021.


 

Brenda joined Rotary in 1989 and is currently a proud member of the Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth, Maine. USA in District 7780.  Brenda served as District 5240 (California) as its Governor in 2001-02.  She is retired as the CEO of Office Support Systems, a telecommunications business. Brenda served in several key roles for Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation over the years including serving as the first woman Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair in 2018-19 and will continue her four-year trustee term through 2021. 

Most of Brenda’s assignments have focused on successful Fund Development for The Rotary Foundation, specifically in the areas of Peace and Polio Eradication her passion and mission in Rotary.  However, she shares the importance of supporting the Annual Fund, Endowments and Major Gifts. She has witnessed several successful projects made possible by Rotary Clubs and Districts and enjoys seeing the full engagement of passionate Rotarians successfully implementing projects in each of the six Areas of Focus.  Most recently she is inspired by the amazing projects currently being carried out around the globe addressing community needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Having participated in several Rotary humanitarian projects around the world, she is a proud Rotary Foundation Alumnus. Brenda has seen and experienced, first-hand, how our gifts to the Rotary Foundation greatly impact the lives of others and how these gifts will someday bring peace and understanding around the world.  She and her husband Dick are members of the prestigious Arch Klumph Society, Major Donors, members of the Paul Harris and the new Legacy Societies and have established the Brenda and Richard Cressey Endowment for Peace, supporting Peace Certificate Fellowships. She is the recipient of the RI “Service Above Self Award” and The Rotary Foundation’s “Citation for Meritorious Service,” and the Rotary Foundations highest recognition, The Distinguished Service Award. 

 

"Tuesday Talks" on November 10 - "The Rotary Foundation. Fund Raising in Challenging times and adapting in these times" - Recording NOW Available 2020-11-20 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks - Dec 8 - 7 PM – “Global to Local: Climate Solutions in Action From Around the World” - REGISTER TODAY

The Environment is the theme of our next Tuesday Talk on December 8th, 2020 at 7:00 PM.  As Rotary prepares for implementing a seventh Area of Focus, Environmental Sustainability on July 1, 2021, there will be new opportunities for Rotary Clubs to engage in a wide spectrum of projects to improve the health of the planet through all kinds of actions, big and small.

Nilam Bedi, Chair, and his entire District 7070 Environmental Action Committee invite you an evening of insights into the single most environmental issue of our times – Climate Change. The centrepiece of the evening will be presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Bagley, Director of Drawdown Learn at Project Drawdown, which is one of world’s foremost resources for climate solutions. Dr. Elizabeth Bagley has vast experience in connecting people with the most impactful climate change solutions.

The authoritative overview of Climate Change and examples of actions at the local level from around the globe will provide ideas for activities that may appeal to Rotary Clubs in District 7070. There will also be an opportunity to find out what environmental action clubs are already taking in our District.

Please REGISTER TODAY. 

Tuesday Talks - Dec 8 - 7 PM – “Global to Local: Climate Solutions in Action From Around the World” - REGISTER TODAY 2020-11-18 05:00:00Z 0

 Rotary Leadership Institute  - On Zoom for 2020-21 - Register Today for the February 2021 Part III

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair, District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute

Exceptional times call for exceptional actions. COVID-19 has forced us to move our regular RLI programming to a virtual format this year. We are excited to bring you the high quality program directly to the comfort of your home. The benefit is we do not have to worry about traffic or snow!

So, what should you consider attending another virtual meeting?

Rotary provides an opportunity for all of us to provide service to our community and around the world. The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) has a mission to strengthen Rotary clubs through quality leadership education. As Rotarians, you are already a leader in your community and in your profession. The purpose of RLI is to give you the skills and competencies to be an effective leader in Rotary.

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.  Now more than ever, the world needs Rotarians to create a more peaceful and equitable world for all.

DETAILS OF THE ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE PROGRAM FOR 2020-21

The format this year will be different; instead of our typical one-day program at a college campus, we will be organizing a series of virtual meetings in the evenings during the work week. You will enjoy the same fast-paced, interactive session as you would in person.

Rotarians to complete all three levels  (Part I, II and III) after 9 weeks.

Each weeknight would consist of a minimum of 2 RLI courses. 

The format is:

6:00 pm - 6:10 pm Welcome & General Introductions

6:10 pm - 6:45 pm RLI Course #1 with Facilitator #1 (35 minutes)

6:45 pm - 7:20 pm RLI Course #2 with Facilitator #2 (35 minutes)

7:20 pm - 7:30 pm Debrief & Close

DATES:

Part I: Wednesday, November 4, Wednesday, November 11, Wednesday, November 18 (completed) 

Part II: Wednesday, January 13, Wednesday, January 20, Wednesday, January 27 (filled)

Part II is open to any Rotarian or Rotaractor who has completed Part I 

Part III: Wednesday, February 10, Wednesday, February 17, Wednesday, February 24 (REGISTER TODAY)

Part III is open to any Rotarian or Rotaractor who has completed Part II 

Rotarians completing Parts I, II and III will receive an RLI pin and certificate.

TIME:  6:00 pm to 7:30 pm via Zoom videoconference

FEE:  $50 donation to the Rotary Foundation is being requested for each Rotarian

REGISTER TODAY : Classes will be 15+ in size

FOR PART III: https://rotary7070.org/event/district-7070-rli-part-3-feb--10th--17th--and-24th--2021/

For more information, please contact Susan Hunter at susan.hunter@rotarytoronto.com

Rotary Leadership Institute - On Zoom for 2020-21 - Register Today for the February 2021 Part III Susan Hunter, Chair, District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2020-11-17 05:00:00Z 0

Director Dialogue - With RI Director Valarie Wafer  - Nov 12 Recording Now Available - Register TODAY for Jan 14, 2021 

Posted by Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32
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I want to personally thank everyone who joined us for the first open meeting, "Director Dialogue," with past Rotary International President Ian Riseley!  Remember to keep the 2nd Thursday of every month (except December 2020) at this same time (7pm ET/4pm PT) free for future meetings. Special guests from throughout the Rotary world will join me each month to cover a wide range of topics of interest to all Rotarians, all provided at no charge as a benefit to you as a member of a club in Zones 28 & 32!  FIRST MEETING was ON NOV 12.

CLICK ON THIS ZOOM LINK to See the Recording. 

For future Director Dialogues, after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  NOTE: registration is limited to 500; a live stream of the event will be provided should we exceed that number. I look forward to you joining me for this special “Director Dialogue” series.

January 14th, 2021 - Elevate Rotaract, what does it mean to Rotary?  My guest will be Past R.I. President Barry Rassin   He'll talk with us about what "Elevate Rotaract" means in practical terms.  Register now by CLICKING HERE.

Thank you,


Valarie Wafer

Director Dialogue - With RI Director Valarie Wafer - Nov 12 Recording Now Available - Register TODAY for Jan 14, 2021 Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 2020-11-17 05:00:00Z 0

OUTSTANDING  SERIES  - Social Media Tips- - Are Posted on The District 7070 Facebook Page

Social media is part of our everyday lives, both personally and professionally. To stay connected with your members and community, you need more than a club website; you need a strong social media presence too. 

Thank you to Sue Miller of the District 7070 Public Image Committee created and posted these very useful tips to help you build, improve, and strengthen your social media posts and keep them up-to-date.

Be sure to go to the District 7070 Facebook Page and view them all. 

OUTSTANDING SERIES - Social Media Tips- - Are Posted on The District 7070 Facebook Page 2020-11-17 05:00:00Z 0

 

You are invited to the 'Save a Tree with Rotary' Initiative on Nov. 26 - a Heritage Oak Tree older than Canada! - REGISTER TODAY

Posted by Mark Chipman, Governor, District 7070
 

You are invited to the 'Save a Tree with Rotary' initiative on November 26 via Zoom.  Please click on the link below to attend. You can also book family and friends

Nov 26, 2020 7:00-8:15 pm on Zoom

On Thursday, November 26 at 7pm, five Rotary Clubs from District 7070 have organized a special online virtual evening celebrating a unique opportunity to save an important part of Ontario's heritage AND contribute to the fight against climate change.

Zhelevo is a majestic Red Oak located in a residential community near the Humber River in Toronto. It is well over 250 years old and was recognized as a Heritage Tree in 2009 thanks to the incredible efforts of Edith George, its neighbour and friend.

This Red Oak has witnessed history unfolding as a lookout tree overseeing the First Nations’ Carrying-Place Trail. Every year, it captures more than 2.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide and currently stores over 31 tonnes of carbon above ground.

The Evening will be hosted by CTV's Colin D' Mello with special guests: Mark Cullen, Mayor John Tory (invited), Carolyn King, Edith George, Sophia Maiolo and Nilam Bedi.

Come together to help save an Oak Tree that is older than Canada!

Register Online as a Guest (unless you are a member of the Etobicoke Rotary Club).

A Zoom link will be sent during the week of November 23rd to all those who have registered.

Thank you

Mark Chipman,  District Governor, Rotary District 7070 , on behalf of the Rotary Club of Etobicoke

DONATE HERE 

 
 
  You are invited to the 'Save a Tree with Rotary' Initiative on Nov. 26 - a Heritage Oak Tree older than Canada! - REGISTER TODAY Mark Chipman, Governor, District 7070 2020-11-13 05:00:00Z 0

It's Not Too Late to Still Sign Up and Help Spend Rotary's Money? - The  District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee Wants YOU

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and 2020-21 Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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How would you like to help spend Rotary's money, on some very worthwhile projects? It's not too late to sign up . That's exactly what you would be doing as a member of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee....... 

 

It's Not Too Late to Still Sign Up and Help Spend Rotary's Money? - The District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee Wants YOU Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and 2020-21 Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary and the Beirut Explosion - New Beirut Recovery Website - Donations NOW Being Accepted

Helping out Beirut - The explosion at the port of Beirut on August 4 impacted the entire city resulting in widespread destruction, loss of many lives, injuries in the thousands and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of citizens. District 7070 is currently looking into possible opportunities for clubs.

The Beirut Recovery Website is now up and running.  www.beirut7070.com . It contains all of the information in the video and more including an important section on Stewardship, our team members, additional documentary videos about the Karantina Hospital and more. 

Global Grant Now Established: Please Donate TODAY:

A Global Grant application (GG# 2119172) has been completed by The Rotary Club of Beirut Cosmopolitan, with the Whitby Sunrise Rotary Club as the International Sponsor partner. Clubs throughout District 7070 and beyond, are invited to participate in medical equipment for the pediatrics Operating Theatre of Beirut's only public hospital. The objective is for District 7070 Rotary Clubs to donate $60,000 US towards the Grant. The money will go towards surgical equipment for the neo-natal unit at the Karatina Hospital in Beirut. The video below tells the story, how and where to send your money. Let's all get behind this humanitarian project . If you or your club wishes to make a donation, right now to the Global Grant , you may do so. Currently, our point people are Steve Rutledge of the Rotary Club of Whitby-Sunrise ( email: SRutledge@Bell.net)  and our District 7070 Areas of Focus Action Committee Chair Richard Mewhinney ( email: rmewhinney@rogers.com ).  

 

Please "Read more" for more information

Rotary and the Beirut Explosion - New Beirut Recovery Website - Donations NOW Being Accepted 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

Tips to Enhance Your Club's Online Presence 

Posted by Rob MacArthur, District Public Image Committee & Port Hope Rotary Club Member
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What is Your Club's Online Presence?  Does it represent your club members? Does it tell the Rotary story of who you are and what you do?

For more than 100 years, Rotary has united leaders who are committed to using their expertise to take action and improve their communities. Awareness of Rotary is high. But public understanding of who we are, what we do, and the value we bring to communities is concerningly low. It’s important that we tell our story in ways that help people everywhere understand what Rotary does, how we’re different, and why our work matters. Without this understanding, we can’t reach our full potential and bring more people together and improve even more communities worldwide. No other organization is quite like Rotary. By using our unique voice consistently in all our messaging, we can ensure that our communications reflect our distinct character. If we speak, write, and design in one voice, our communications will sound, read, and look unmistakably like Rotary. This will give our audiences a better understanding of who we are. Together, we can show the world that we’re people of action.

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

Tips to Enhance Your Club's Online Presence Rob MacArthur, District Public Image Committee & Port Hope Rotary Club Member 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

Don't Miss The 2021 Rotary International Convention

NOTE: We are monitoring the global pandemic and are committed to hosting an event that is safe for all participants. A decision regarding the International Convention will be made in early 2021 based on all available resources and the recognized science and safety standards available. Consequently, we are extending the early-registration discount to  February 15, 2021.

Feel the Energy in Taipei

The 2021 Rotary International Convention will be here soon — and it’s going to be an unforgettable experience. Taking place 12-16 June in Taipei, Taiwan, the convention will offer fantastic entertainment, motivational speakers, inspirational sessions, and uplifting energy. Enjoy all of it with old friends and new ones. We hope you’ll join us in Taipei to Feel the Energy. Don’t forget to invite your friends — download the promotional kit and share our official video about Taipei on your social networks. For more details, please Read more....

 
 
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December 20, 2020 for the Online Rotary Concert for Feed The Need - Tune In - Become A Sponsor - Make A Donation

Posted by Joe Solway, Rotary Club of Bowmanville

The Bowmanville Rotary Club is gearing up for its third annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham - the showcase that features great music from across the region. This year, the Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood Clubs are co-presenting, so this is truly becoming a regional event.

This year's concert will feature more than 20 performers from all different genres, all donating their their time and talents to raise funds for Feed the Need in Durham, which distributes food to its 62 members agencies like food banks, shelters, schools, soup kitchens and more

This year, because of Covid, the need has never been greater. And because of Covid, we’ll also be holding the concert on-line -- as a facebook live event, with donations encouraged through a link on-line.......

 

December 20, 2020 for the Online Rotary Concert for Feed The Need - Tune In - Become A Sponsor - Make A Donation Joe Solway, Rotary Club of Bowmanville 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE NOVEMBER 2020 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE

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

 

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH

NEWSLETTERS:

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:

PLEASE "READ MORE" TO SEE WHAT ELSE IS INSIDE......

 
WELCOME TO THE NOVEMBER 2020 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News 

Posted by Allison Kingston, Community Fundraising Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada and Member, Rotaract Club of Sarnia-Lambton

In her November 2020 Newsletter, Allison Kingston, Community Fundraising Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada and a Member of the  Rotaract Club of Sarnia-Lambton, discusses Hurricane season and Shelterbox readiness to respond. The coronavirus pandemic means that it will be more challenging for response teams to travel to hurricane-hit countries But their links with local partners and Rotary worldwide means they can provide aid in new ways that keep families safe  . Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News  Allison Kingston, Community Fundraising Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada and Member, Rotaract Club of Sarnia-Lambton 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

UPCOMING SERIES ALERT - Social Media Tips- - Starting Nov 5 on District 7070 Facebook & Instagram Accounts

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee

Social media is part of our everyday lives, both personally and professionally. To stay connected with your members and community, you need more than a club website; you need a strong social media presence too. 

Each day throughout this series, we'll post a quick tip to help you build, improve, and strengthen your social media posts and keep them up-to-date.

UPCOMING SERIES ALERT - Social Media Tips- - Starting Nov 5 on District 7070 Facebook & Instagram Accounts Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

The Next New Members Zoom Get-Togethers  - Register TODAY for November 25, for 2020

Posted by Virginia O'Reilly, Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee

Are you a new Rotary or Rotaract member in the last two years? Are you an older member who would like to learn even more about Rotary?

THESE ARE FOR YOU !!! - The District Membership Committee is hosting New Member Zoom Get-Togethers.  Anyone who has joined Rotary since January 1, 2019 is invited to participate. There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often there is not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it.  So join us throughout 2020  as we share some Rotary basics and not so basics.  And bring any questions you might have!  A Zoom link will be sent to those who register.

Everyone is welcome to join but these sessions are specially designed for new members who've joined in the past 2 years. If you know a new member, please encourage them to join.  Potential members welcome too,  although they will need to be registered as a guest by a Rotarian.

We will be having 2 more of these sessions, each covering different topics this Rotary year: Wednesday November  25 from  7-8 pm and Thursday February 18, 2021 pm.

There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it. So on November 25, please join us as we share more Rotary basics and not so basics. Bring any questions you might have!  The session will be of particular interest to members who have joined Rotary in the past 2 years but anyone who wants to know a little more about Rotary is most welcome. For more information and to register go to https://rotary7070.org/event/new-members-zoom-gettogether/

For more details and to see the recording of the August 20 New Members Zoom Get Together, please Read more......

The Next New Members Zoom Get-Togethers - Register TODAY for November 25, for 2020 Virginia O'Reilly, Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

Get Your Club Ready in Giving Tuesday  - Dec 1, 2020

Giving Tuesday has turned philanthropy into an event for everyone. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.  In 2019, Giving Tuesday raised nearly $2 billion. Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give.

And eight years after its inception, what began in the United States as a day focused on monetary donations has expanded across the globe (over 70 countries including Canada) and transformed to include volunteering, finding ways to show gratitude, and educating people about the value of altruism. For Rotary, as for many other nonprofit organizations, Giving Tuesday has become an important part of the philanthropic calendar.

Rotary has embraced the concept, encouraging the use of Giving Tuesday as a fundraising opportunity for clubs and for The Rotary Foundation. Since 2017, Rotary has also used Giving Tuesday to reach out directly to prospective and current donors, and the campaign has grown each year. In 2019, Rotary raised over $550,000 from donors all over the world in response to a Giving Tuesday email campaign......

Get Your Club Ready in Giving Tuesday - Dec 1, 2020 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Mark Chipman's November 2020 Newsletter

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

November is Rotary Foundation Month!!!!  

The Rotary Foundation is the charitable arm of Rotary. Founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects around the world related to Rotary’s seven areas of focus: peacebuilding and conflict resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, economic and community development, and most recently environmental sustainability.......

 

Please Read more.......

District Governor Mark Chipman's November 2020 Newsletter Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

Use The People of Action Campaign to Tell Rotary's Story

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

Use The People of Action Campaign to Tell Rotary's Story 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

News from Honouring Indigenous People

Posted by John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People

Here is the latest Honouring Indigenous People Rotary News and Events, projects, blogs, photos, films, and resources. There are many major initiatives and resources available to you and your Rotary club, 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 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 us. Click here to view their new website and check the Areas of Focus Action Committees Menu Bar in the District Newsletter under HIP.  This rapidly growing nation-wide movement, HIP,  is a partnership between Indigenous Peoples & Rotarians. The new website contains stories about supporters, just like you and your Club, who are making an impact across Canada by taking action to create lasting change! Here are some highlights .........

News from Honouring Indigenous People John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

November 2020 - This Is Rotary Foundation Month

What is your Rotary Club doing in November 2020 to celebrate and focus on The Rotary Foundation? As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact. To get ideas how the Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world, please Read more......

November 2020 - This Is Rotary Foundation Month 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

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

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

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

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

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

COVID-19: See What District 7070 Clubs Are Doing and Requesting 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

2020-21 District 7070 Conference - Be sure to REGISTER TODAY

Posted by Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor 2020-21

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

2020-21 District 7070 Conference - Be sure to REGISTER TODAY Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor 2020-21 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

New Webinar Series To Explore Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

ACCOUNTABILITY AND INCLUSION: A DEI SERIES

Click Here to Learn More:

Throughout 2020-2021, Rotary will host a webinar series to explore diversity, equity, and inclusion. Registration will be announced eight weeks prior to each webinar, and recordings will be posted here. Topics are subject to change.

Here is the First one: TOPIC -  Design an Inclusive Plan for Your Organization - Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, and we’re committed to reflecting the communities we serve by being inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities. So, we need to take action. Before we can effect real change, we need to create a plan that welcomes all people, extends to all activities, and has measurable results. Join us to explore how you can create an inclusion framework for your organization.  Watch the Recording here.

For more details on the topics, please Read more........

New Webinar Series To Explore Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

CALLING ALL ROTARY, ROTARACT AND INTERACT CLUBS - Increase Your Club's Visibility - TAG US

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee

Calling all District 7070 Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs! Increase your club’s visibility. Tag us in all appropriate social media posts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) so we can share your news and events. We have lots of followers who would like to see your posts!

District Social Media Tags:
Facebook: @rotary7070
Instagram: @rotaryd7070
Twitter: @rotary7070

CALLING ALL ROTARY, ROTARACT AND INTERACT CLUBS - Increase Your Club's Visibility - TAG US Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

Look Who is featured This Month With Their Favourite Rotary Moment ?

NEW MONTHLY FEATURE FROM DISTRICT 7070:  MY FAVOURITE ROTARY MOMENT

To meet our challenge from our District Governor Mark Chipman, we are going to feature ONE "My Favourite Rotary Moment" every month. It could be YOUR "Favourite Rotary Moment". Let's go Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 7070 !! Let's meet the challenge. 

Here is District Governor Mark's challenge and here is all you have to do :

I challenge each of you and your members to submit your favourite moment and have it posted on Rotary 7070 social media.  

Please email a photo along with the following text to suepmiller@rogers.com.


ROTARIAN: (your name)
ROTARY CLUB:
MEMBER SINCE: (year you joined Rotary)
A FAVOURITE ROTARY MOMENT: (brief outline of your moment…just a couple of sentences)
PERSONAL OUTCOME: (why this was a highlight to you. Ex: how did it make you feel, what positive outcome came from this.)

Let’s tell the world what we love about Rotary and why we are Rotarians! 

DG Mark

 

Who has the THIRD "My Favourite Rotary Moment" ? Please Read more....

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Recording and Slides for Connecting with Prospective Members in Your Community

Posted by Rotary International Membership Development Team

Were you able to attend the "Connecting with Prospective Members in Your Community" webinar?

Here it is. If you have any questions or comments, please submit them to: leeann.searight@rotary.org.

The webinar recording and slide deck are posted here https://vimeo.com/channels/rotarymembership/471435576.

Please feel free to share this link with other members of your club!

Looking for more information on how to manage membership leads, and build better relationships with prospective members? Here are a few resources we recommend:........

Recording and Slides for Connecting with Prospective Members in Your Community Rotary International Membership Development Team 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

Director Dialogue - Join RI Director Valarie Wafer Every Second Thursday 

Posted by Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32

I want to personally invite you to attend our first open meeting, "Director Dialogue," with past Rotary International President Ian Riseley! See below for an informational flyer and for your invitation to register! Remember to keep the 2nd Thursday of every month at this same time (7pm ET/4pm PT) free for future meetings. Special guests from throughout the Rotary world will join me each month to cover a wide range of topics of interest to all Rotarians, all provided at no charge as a benefit to you as a member of a club in Zones 28 & 32! FIRST MEETING IS ON NOV 12.

CLICK ON THIS ZOOM LINK to register.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  NOTE: registration is limited to 500; a live stream of the event will be provided should we exceed that number. I look forward to you joining me for this special “Director Dialogue” series.

Thank you,

Valarie Wafer

Director Dialogue - Join RI Director Valarie Wafer Every Second Thursday Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Areas of Focus Action Committees  - A Call to Action in 2020-21

Posted by Richard Mewhinney, Chair District 7070 Areas of Focus Action Committee
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Congratulations to all the District 7070 Rotarians and Rotaracters for a tremendous year of Community and International Service!   While there is still work ahead of us, as we continue to meet the challenges of the pandemic, we can all hold our heads high in our response to our Communities needs to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.  With over 40 District Grant applications from our District 7070 Rotary and Rotaract Clubs we have doubled the amount of District Grants from previous years........

District 7070 Areas of Focus Action Committees  - A Call to Action in 2020-21 Richard Mewhinney, Chair District 7070 Areas of Focus Action Committee 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

Port Hope Rotary Club Boosts Their Public Image - See How

Past District Governor Bob Wallace shows us what can be done. Here is one way to boost your club's public image. This is a 12 foot flag that the club ordered, designed themselves, and purchased from Vista Print. They purchased 2 flags.  Just think of the places and events they can showpiece their banner and tell their Rotary Story.  Here is a helpful Vista Print link. 

Port Hope Rotary Club Boosts Their Public Image - See How 2020-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

Still Time to Qualify for Rotary Foundation Grants 

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee
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UPDATE:

The Rotary Foundation requires Clubs that want to apply for District or Global Grant funds to be qualified.  This requirement remains throughout the life of the project.  Thus, a Club that was qualified and applied for a Global Grant last year, must also be qualified this year, or until the final report has been approved by the Rotary Foundation.
 
In order for a Club to be qualified, at least two of its members must pass the three training quizzes, found under the Rotary Foundation tab on the District’s website, www.rotary7070.org.  In addition, the Club must submit a signed MOU to the District.  The MOU can also be found under the same tab on the website. 
Please, note that question 6 in the quiz for Module 2 has been scrapped.  As of July 1, 2020, the Rotary Foundation only matches DDF (100%), not Club cash.  As this alternative is not among the suggested answers, it was decided to cancel that question.  Consequently, 6 correct answers to 8 questions are required to pass the Module 2 Quiz.
Regardless of plans to apply for grants, Rotarians are encouraged to go through the three modules, as it is a great way to learn more about the Rotary Foundation.  After all, November is Rotary Foundation month in the Rotary calendar.
 

The Rotary Foundation requires Clubs, that want to apply for District or Global Grants to projects, must be qualified.  A Rotary Club is qualified once it has done the following