Rotary District 7070
    Ontario Canada
October 2014

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Brian Thompson District Governor 7070                                                                                           

This year, we're building on the good work we’ve already accomplished with our new theme: "Light Up Rotary!"  ... and we're doing it with energy, passion, and fun!

The ingenuity and resourcefulness of Rotarians in this District are matched by their compassion and generosity. I am looking forward to visiting each of the 54 clubs in District 7070 to learn more about how lives are being changed by Rotary service.
As we begin our year together, we remember President Gary's lesson from Confucius, whom he calls the world’s first Rotarian: “It is better to light a single candle than to sit and curse the darkness." We can each let our own light shine in Rotary. As we Light Up Rotary together, we'll light up the world.
Not a Rotarian? Want to learn more? Check out our website, find the club nearest you and come out to a meeting. Maybe you'll want to join our Rotary family!
Yours in Rotary,  Brian

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K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran


President-elect 2014-15 
Rotary Club of Colombo 
Sri Lanka



As part of the 2014 Zone Institute, the Rotary Club of Toronto is delighted to welcome Ravi Ravindran as our guest speaker for our October 17th lunch.


The Rotary Foundation Permanent Fund

Have you signed up your club for the 2014 Rotary Trump AIDS Poker Walks in Belleville or Toronto?

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 26th!



For a limited time, you can list your business for $10 in the newly-launched Rotary 7070 Mobile Business Directory.

Click here to check out the directory and add your business today!





Are YOU the Missing Piece? For more information, look at and right here, in Southern Ontario, contact our Membership Director Jim Louttit by email at or call him at 647-291-6820 (home) . Click on More to see why YOU ARE THE MISSING PIECE.



On Saturday, November 16, Toronto Rotarians will be setting up a ShelterBox tent outside of Yorkminister Park Baptist Church and accepting financial donations to help send ShelterBoxes to the Philippines to help people left without shelter and the basic necessities of life after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.


New match arrangement could raise US$525 million for global eradication effort

LISBON, Portugal (25 June 2013) Rotary International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced an extension of their existing fundraising partnership that could generate up to US$525 million in new money for polio eradication as the global effort to end this crippling disease enters its critical endgame phase.

Under the new agreement, announced before an audience of more than 20,000 Rotary members from 160 countries gathered in Lisbon for the humanitarian group’s annual convention, the Gates Foundation will match 2 for 1 every new dollar Rotary commits to polio eradication up to $35 million per year through 2018.


This article was published in the Wednesday November 7th 2012 issue of the Toronto Star.



Check it out! A fun yet serious message about World Toilet Day - November 19th, recognized by the UN. 

Recitation by District Governor Valarie Wafer; poem written by Coleen Wafer.




Hello District 7070 Rotarians,

A new addition to our our website will be the ability to register for events online and if a payment is necessary, you'll be able do it via a secure payment processing option with a credit card (Visa or Mastercard only at this time)!


TORONTO, ONTARIO -- In honor of World Polio Day 2012, hundreds of Rotarians from the 26 Rotary Clubs in Toronto were on hand, including the Rotary International District Governor Ted Koziel, to help raise the red END POLIO NOW at Toronto City Hall at 10:00 am on October 24 in honour of the Rotary Clubs of Toronto and their efforts in Rotary’s 27-year mission to eradicate the crippling childhood disease, polio





This article appeared in the Globe and Mail September 28, 2012 concerning the eradication of polio by 2018 if all goes well. Bill Gates' efforts were the main feature of the fund raising part of the article but it included reference to Rotary International, Wilf Wilkinson and even the Gov't of Canada matching funds raised for this program in Canada.

Globe and Mail Article



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October 24 - 26, 2014  - Register Now! - District 7070 Conference


 "Shaken & Stirred" the 2014 District Conference!

Thank you to our sponsors





Rotary Leadership Institute 
Register online for upcoming dates
Level 1 November 15th 2014
Level 2 November 15th 2014
Level 3 November 15th 2014
Level 1 April 18th 2015
Level 2 April 18th 2015
Level 3 April 18th 2015
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