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Rotary International Convention 2018 in Toronto
 
PRESS RELEASE
            Toronto 2018 Rotary International Convention Host Committee
 
November 24, 2016
 
November 2016 update on the Toronto 2018 Rotary International Convention http://www.rotary2018.org
 
Excitement is building among Rotarians in the Districts Hosting the 2018 Rotary International Convention (6330, 7010, 7040, 7070, 7080 and 7090). People are asking how they can help out. Clubs are asking if they can participate in Home Hosting. Folks are coming up with all types of entertainment and speaker suggestions. Others want to register and get their hotel accommodations lined up.
It is absolutely fantastic to see this level of interest this far out and we are frankly over joyed with everyone’s enthusiasm.
Toronto 2018 will indeed need a lot of support both with Rotarians registering and attending the convention and also by becoming Ambassadors (Volunteers) at the convention itself.
 
Right now the Toronto 2018 Host Organizing Committee (HOC) work is still somewhat in the background as we let the Atlanta 2017 Convention build to be a great Rotary International Convention. Highly visible Toronto 2018 elements such as Registration, Hotels, Announcing Speakers, Entertainment and Events will only go live in Atlanta this coming June.
 
Right now we are putting together the last pieces for our Volunteer Registry system which will allow any and all of the Rotarians in the Hosting Districts to volunteer to help out the Toronto 2018 Convention. Whether it be working on a committee in your area of expertise, acting as an Ambassador welcoming folks to Toronto or being an HOC Venue Ambassador you will be needed. All you will have to do is go to the rotary2018.org website and enter you information to become part Toronto 2018. We will be announcing the launch of the Volunteer Registry as soon as it is up and running.
 
Sub-committees such as Home Hosting, House of Friendship, HOC Events and Entertainment are starting up and look forward to engaging more Rotarians in the Districts as they build their plans for 2018.
 
For those who are asking “What can I do now?” The best thing that you could do is register for Atlanta 2017, attend and talk up Toronto 2018 where attendees will find INSPIRATION AROUND EVERY CORNER.
 
Michele Guy & Michael Cooksey
Co-Chairs Toronto 2018 HOC
Rotary International Convention 2018 in Toronto Bob Wallace 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z
Rotary members attend Jubilee Audience at the Vatican

Pope Francis thanks Rotary for its efforts to end polio and urges Rotary members to continue vaccination campaigns

Rotary International President K.R. Ravindran is greeted by Pope Francis following the Jubilee Audience at the Vatican in St. Peter’s Square on April 30, 2016. Photo courtesy of the Vatican.

Rotary members attend Jubilee Audience at the Vatican David Andrews 2016-05-01 00:00:00Z
Rev Up Rotary - Youth Kickstart at RYLA

District 7070 is buzzing with energy as we prepare to Rev Up Rotary in 2016-2017.

As a District, we're getting Rev'ed Up about RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards).  Our program, "Leadership Begins With Me" is scheduled May 15 to 20 at Loyalist College in Belleville.

From the Diary of a RYLA Participant...

RYLA IS ABOUT PERSPECTIVE, FRIENDSHIP, LEADERSHIP AND CITIZENSHIP

It’s a big world out there!  And it takes special people with special talent to thrive, grow and contribute to making it a better world.  I always knew there were challenges, and sometimes I felt overwhelmed.  I mean, I’m doing OK, my friends are great, and I’m learning a lot in school and at work.  But until I got to RYLA, I never knew how much I could learn in just one week.  Yes, it was a hectic week, long hours, and a lot of activity – but I really was involved, and the time flew!

The hardest part of the whole experience is to sum it up in just a few words.  I mean, we dealt with ideas, impossible problems, learned the perspective of our classmates and our faculty members, produced a newspaper, put on entertainment for visiting Rotarians, did volunteer work – and had fun every step of the way.

The bottom line though is that I feel more confident, connected and committed to my future and my role in building a better world.  Do you?

Thanks, Rotary

Apply Now!  Deadline April 1

Participant Online Application Form ( Paper )

For further information, please contact:

Ric Williams
Chairman, District 7070 RYLA Committee
416-484-1452

Rev Up Rotary - Youth Kickstart at RYLA Clark Ferguson 2016-03-20 00:00:00Z
Canadian Government's New Commitment to The Rotary Foundation

 

 

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced the renewal of the partnership between Government of Canada and Rotary Foundation Canada by providing a total of up to $18 million to help save the lives of vulnerable children and reduce poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

During the next four years, the Government of Canada will contribute two dollars for every dollar raised by Rotary Foundation Canada in support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Endgame Strategy, to a maximum contribution of $12 million. The funds will be provided to UNICEF to support the goal of eradicating polio worldwide by 2018.

The renewal of the partnership reinforces Canada’s ongoing leadership on polio. It builds on the Pennies & More for Polio initiative, through which Rotary Foundation Canada raised $2.2 million between 2012 and 2013, which was matched by the Government of Canada.

The Government of Canada will also contribute up to $6 million to support Rotary Foundation Canada’s efforts to help advance maternal, newborn and child health, secure the future of children and youth, and increase sustainable economic growth in under-served communities in developing countries.

Today, the world stands on the verge of being able to end the preventable deaths of women and children within a generation. Canada remains steadfast in its commitment to work with Canadian and international partners to achieve this goal.

Canadian Government's New Commitment to The Rotary Foundation David Andrews 2015-08-01 00:00:00Z
2015 Foundation Walk
 

 

 
2015 Foundation Walk 2015-03-10 00:00:00Z
Rotary Foundation Dinner for Club Pres & Foundation Chairs
Rotary Foundation Dinner for Club Pres & Foundation Chairs David Andrews 2014-11-07 00:00:00Z

World Polio Day 2014 - Flag Raised in Toronto

World Polio Day 2014 - Flag Raised in Toronto David Andrews 2014-10-28 00:00:00Z
Canada's Prime Minister Steven Harper Receives RotaryFoundation Polio Eradication Champion Award
Canada's Prime Minister Steven Harper Receives RotaryFoundation Polio Eradication Champion Award David Andrews 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z
Rotary International President Elect in Toronto

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.

 
Rotary International President Elect in Toronto Bob Wallace 2014-10-17 00:00:00Z

Interested in Joining Rotary? ARE YOU THE MISSING PIECE ?

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Are YOU the Missing Piece? For more information, look at www.rotary.org and right here, in Southern Ontario, contact our Membership Director Virginia O'Reilly by email at voreilly@burakjacobson.ca or call her at 416-759-2905 (home) . Click on More to see why YOU ARE THE MISSING PIECE.

Interested in Joining Rotary? ARE YOU THE MISSING PIECE ? David Andrews 2014-09-01 00:00:00Z

The Rotary Foundation

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The Rotary Foundation Permanent Fund
 
The Rotary Foundation Bob Wallace 2014-07-18 00:00:00Z
Walk with Rotary & Trump AIDS on April 26th
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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!

Walk with Rotary & Trump AIDS on April 26th Mary Lou Harrison 2014-04-09 00:00:00Z

Rotary 7070 Mobile Business Directory Launched!

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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!

 

Rotary 7070 Mobile Business Directory Launched! Mary Lou Harrison 2014-03-19 00:00:00Z
Rotary E-Club Trillium Lakes is a new way to belong!

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Are you a Rotarian or former Rotarian in District 7070 or beyond? Are you looking for a new way to participate in Rotary? The provisional Rotary E-Club Trillium Lakes might be the place for you!

Rotary E-Club Trillium Lakes is a new way to belong! Mary Lou Harrison 2013-04-10 00:00:00Z

Online Credit Card Payment Option Now Available For District Events!

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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)!

Online Credit Card Payment Option Now Available For District Events! Les Shernofsky 2012-12-17 00:00:00Z

Why Service Clubs still matter

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

 

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1283765--service-clubs-break-new-ground-in-urban-problem-solving-goar

Why Service Clubs still matter Robert Wallace 2012-11-07 00:00:00Z

Polio Eradication

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

Polio Eradication Robert Wallace 2012-09-28 00:00:00Z
Important ClubRunner Updates
Thank you to everyone who has given feedback about the new District website! Keep your comments, questions and ideas coming. Our highest priority now is to ensure that all clubs have turned on data integration with Rotary International.
Important ClubRunner Updates Mary Lou Harrison 2012-07-29 00:00:00Z
Centennial Celebrations for the Rotary Club of Toronto

The Rotary Club of Toronto (“RCT”) is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and of course this also marks 100 years of Rotary in the Province of Ontario. The celebrations for this momentous landmark were officially launched in July of 2012 and will continue through to June 2013.

Centennial Celebrations for the Rotary Club of Toronto Mary Lou Harrison 2012-06-30 00:00:00Z
ClubRunner Launched in District 7070 – Your Input Needed!
As members of the ClubRunner Implementation Team for District 7070, we are very excited to launch our new District 7070 website! The new site is still a work in progress, and we look forward to your input in order to improve the site and to keep its content fresh and engaging.
ClubRunner Launched in District 7070 – Your Input Needed! Mary Lou Harrison 2012-06-29 00:00:00Z
Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline!
There's a new club in District 7070. The Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline was officially chartered by Rotary International on April 19, 2012. They meet every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at The Office Pub, 117 John Street in Toronto.
Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline! Mary Lou Harrison 2012-06-29 00:00:00Z

A Video Message from PDG Valarie on World Toilet Day

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

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

  

A Video Message from PDG Valarie on World Toilet Day Mary Lou Harrison

Rotary and Gates Foundation extend fundraising agreement to end polio

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.

Rotary and Gates Foundation extend fundraising agreement to end polio David Andrews
Collaborative Golf Tournament Raises over $12,500 for Rotary Projects

The Rotary Clubs of Brampton Flower City Centennial, Parkdale-High Park, Toronto Eglinton, and Toronto Sunrise held their Annual Golf Classic on Thursday August 15, 2013 at the beautiful Royal Ontario Golf Club and raised over $12,500 for Rotary projects. There were 124 Golfers participating, along with 20 volunteers contributing to the success of this collaborative event.

 

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Collaborative Golf Tournament Raises over $12,500 for Rotary Projects Mary Lou Harrison
Rotary District 7070 is Award-Winning!

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At the recent Zone Institute in Philadelphia, District 7070 was recognized for a very successful year in 2012-2013 under the leadership of PDG Ted Koziel. Our District was honoured with a number of awards.

Rotary District 7070 is Award-Winning! Mary Lou Harrison
AUGUST IS MEMBERSHIP AND EXTENSION MONTH
August is Membership and Extension Month when Rotary Clubs, around the world focus on membership in Rotary. Does your club have a plan?    Are you executing your own plan to invite your friends and business associates to join your Rotary Club?  Take a look at the video at what our Rotary International President Ron Burton has to say about Rotary membership.  

 

RI President Burton’s Membership Message from Rotary International on Vimeo.

 

 

 

AUGUST IS MEMBERSHIP AND EXTENSION MONTH Valarie Wafer
Toronto Marlies Help Rotary End Polio On Feb 2, 2013

TORONTO MARLIES HELP ROTARY END POLIO ON FEB 2, 2013

ROTARY AWARENESS DAY AT RICOH COLISEUM

Toronto Marlies Help Rotary End Polio On Feb 2, 2013 Bill Patchett
World Polio Day in Toronto - End Polio Now Flag is Raised

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

World Polio Day in Toronto - End Polio Now Flag is Raised David Andrews
Gov't of Canada & Bill Gates match Canadian Rotary Donations to Polio Plus 3 to 1
 

An Important Message from Bryn Styles, Rotary International Director 2012-2014

Canada & The Gates Foundation Matches Donation by Canadian Rotarians

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
27 Sep 2012
To: District Governors, and Rotarians in all Canadian Rotary Districts

Re: 3 for 1 for Polio

I am very pleased to announce that after several months of negotiations between the Canadian government and senior Canadian Rotary leaders, the Canadian government has agreed to match Canadian Rotarian and Canadian Rotary Club donations to Polio through the Rotary Foundation. I would like to thank all Rotarians who took the time to contact their respective members of parliament to expedite this matter.

The match from the Canadian government is 1:1 but the other exciting news is that the Gates Foundation will also match 1:1 on the Rotarian donations to make it a 3:1 donation on behalf of Canadian Rotarians. There is a $1 million limit on both the government and Gates donations which I am sure that Canadian Rotarians will have no problem reaching.

The match is for donations made between 1 June 2012 and 31 March 2013.

$1 million = $3 million!

What else can we do? Talk about polio! Make the public aware and encourage their donations through Rotary clubs. Attend district information events to share ideas. We must become advocates to finally end this dreaded disease.

We also have an opportunity this year to honour Trustee Chair Wilf Wilkinson. Each year Districts are encouraged to donate at least 20% of their DDF towards polio. Many do this and I thank you. It would truly be an honour for Wilf if ALL Canadian districts were able to donate at least 20% of their DDF or more. What a statement of support for our own senior Rotary leader! These DDF donations will be matched in the 3:1 campaign.

Over the coming weeks you will be contacted by your RRFC and End Polio Now Coordinator. Please allow them to work with your districts as we take this initiative to every Canadian Rotarian.

Thank you and good luck. Please share all of your success stories with me!

Bryn


Be sure to watch the UN Special Session on Polio has now been archived for viewing here:
http://webtv.un.org/search/ban-ki-moon-our-commitment-to-the-next-generation:-the-legacy-of-a-polio-free-world/1864699123001?term=polioin case you were not able to view the broadcast that was shown live on Sept 27, 2012 .

On Sept 27, 2012, the UN Secretary-General is hosting a high-level event from 12:30-1:30pm (Eastern)/5:30-6:30 GMT highlighting progress and challenges in the effort to achieve global eradication of polio. It will include statements of global solidarity from both polio affected countries and new and longstanding champions for polio and announcements of new commitments to support polio eradication. Speakers include UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Mr. Wilfrid J. Wilkinson (Rotary Foundation), President Hamid Karzai (Afghanistan), President Good luck Jonathan (Nigeria), President Asif Ali Zardari (Pakistan), Prime Minister Julia Gillard (Australia), Mr. Bill Gates (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (USA), Koichiro Gemba (Japan), Julian Fantino (Canada), Rt. Hon. Alan Duncan (UK), Dr. Ahmad Mohamed AliAl-Madani (Islamic Development Bank), , Sandro Rosell i Filiu (FC Barcelona), Ms. Aseefa Bhutto Zardari (Pakistan), Tony Lake (UNICEF), and Dr. Margaret Chan (WHO). The moderator will be Senator Timothy E. Wirth, President of the UN Foundation. Rotary will announce new funding of US$75million over three years.

Gov't of Canada & Bill Gates match Canadian Rotary Donations to Polio Plus 3 to 1 David Andrews
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