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Welcome to the November 2017 Rotary District 7070 Newsletter
NEWSLETTERS
District Governor's November 2017 Newsletter

My Fellow Rotarians:

November in Rotary is officially Foundation Month. If you don’t support our Foundation directly, you have to ask yourself: why not? There is no reason every Rotarian should not be able to support annually, at some level. And it’s easy with Rotary Direct. Set up your credit card for any amount; donate monthly, annually, or anything in between.

We had another successful World Polio Day October 24th. If you missed events and want to view the hour-long webcast that went across the country, click here. A reminder, we’re looking for every Rotary and Rotaract Club to raise a minimum of $2,000 this year to help us access matching funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

This coming weekend is our District Conference. While the hotel is full for rooms, we’d love you to come for the day program (or stay nearby in Niagara Falls). Please - register now.....

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District Governor Elect's November 2017 Newsletter

My Fellow Rotarians,

"Can't wait to see you in Toronto!"

I am hearing this message over and over from excited Rotarians who are thrilled to be celebrating Rotary in Toronto this June at the 2018 Rotary International Convention. And I can tell you that the Host Organizing Committee (HOC) is working very hard to make sure that we're ready to host the world. Many of you have stepped up to help by signing up as a volunteer and/or by organizing opportunities for Home Hosting on Monday, June 25, 2018. Thank you! 

There's one more thing we need you to do .....

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R I President's Novermber 2017 Newsletter

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

In many ways, The Rotary Foundation is an invisible presence in our clubs. Most of what we do in our clubs and our districts, on a weekly basis, we do without the active involvement of the Foundation. But our Foundation is invisible in our clubs in the same way the foundation of a building is invisible when you’re in it: Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not holding you up.....

 

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Rotary Foundation Chair's Nov 2017 Newsletter

A few months ago, I raised the question, "What do the Trustees do, anyway?" I reflected that a critical role of ours is to listen. This month, Rotary Foundation Month, I can happily report that you speak volumes and that you are heard. .....

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NEWS FROM ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
2017 Interact Video Awards Contest

Interactors inspire and transform our local and global communities for good. Show how your Interact club members are People of Action. Contact your Interact Club today and tell them about the contest. Rotarians, support Interactors making a difference—help them create a video for the Interact Video Awards!  http://bit.ly/videosinteract  ....

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World Interact Week Oct 30 to Nov 5

Join the party as we celebrate 54 years of service and leadership through Interact , October 31 through November 6. Show the world how your Interact Club makes a difference by taking part in our annual Video Awards, or form a new Interact Club in your community.  Here's how to get involved

New Service Partners Build on Rotary's Strengths

Rotary has added two service partners that offer clubs new ways to collaborate with other organizations and strengthen their projects: Habitat for Humanity and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). Learn More

2018 Montreal Zone Conference

The 2018 Montreal Zone Conference, formerly known as the Zone Institute, is a unique event, and we want to invite you to be a part of it.  Whether you’re an incoming District Governor, District leader, Past District Governor, or even a Rotarian with an interest in becoming more engaged in Rotary….Montreal is for you!  To find our more and to register....

 
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Rotary Float Rose Parade 2018

 Our purpose is to bring the Rotary name into public view and promote its core values and signature service activities to the world by entering a Float into the Tournament of Roses Parade that will draw attention and make viewers ask “What is Rotary?”  As our 2017-18 Rotary International President Ian Riseley stated “At Rotary, we need to be very conscious of continuously working on our public image, as it is vital that the public understands what we do. It is important for membership development as well as for our relationship with the community.”....

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ROTARY FOUNDATION NEWS
District 7070 Foundation Chair's November Newsletter

Dear Fellow Rotarians,  

There is no better time than now, to ask all Rotarians to think about supporting our Rotary Foundation. Your contribution of any amount will be making a positive difference in so many ways at home and abroad. Rotarians do make the world a better place in which to live. Has your Rotary Club committed, once again this Rotary year, their support to contribute $20.00 per member for PolioPlus Program and $100.00 per member to the Annual Programs Fund? Has your club entered these goals into Rotary Club Central or given them to Past District Governor Ted Morrison at ted.sharron@rogers.com for the 2017-18 Rotary Year? If not, then please make certain that these goals are entered before the end of November, Foundation Month in Rotary......   

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November is Rotary Foundation Month

What is your Rotary Club doing in November to celebrate and focus on The Rotary Foundation?

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. 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......

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Latest News on Polio Eradication

Follow the latest news on Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio, every week as we approach World Polio Day. See the country-specific section and more details, at http://polioeradication.org/polio-today/polio-now/this-week/

World Polio Day 2017 Highlights

What did your Rotary Club do on October 24, 2017, to tell the world that Polio is being eradicated and that Rotary is leading the way?There were many ways that brought attention of Rotary’s fight to end Polio worldwide : World Polio Day, October 24 was being proclaimed in  communities throughout our District by City, Town and Regional Councils; fliers at TTC and Go station locations; the End Polio Now or Rotary flag flew high at City Hall in Toronto and in many towns and cities on October 24; walks occurred in local communities to show Rotary's support. And there were radio and TV spots throughout the day in the Toronto market.   Here are some of the highlights that were submitted......

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Rotary Day 2017 at the United Nations

November 11, 2017 United Nations Headquarters at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Rotary Day at the United Nations is our annual event highlighting the critical humanitarian activities that Rotary and the UN lead around the world. Rotary Day at the United Nations celebrates two organizations’ shared vision for peace and highlights the critical humanitarian activities that Rotary and the UN lead around the world. The event also honors people who make a positive difference in their community, their country, or around the world. Each year, about 1,000 guests attend. Who attends? How about YOU? .....

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Meet 6 Champions of Peace

Six Rotary members and Rotary Peace Center alumni will be honored this November as People of Action: Champions of Peace. Their commitment to creating peace and resolving conflict will be recognized during Rotary Day at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.  Meet them here

MEMBERSHIP NEWS
New Interactive Online Membership Courses

Are you looking for ways to connect with new members? Do you want to learn more about membership leads? Is your club diverse? Find strategies for tackling membership challenges in the Learning Center. ......

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Expand Your Club With Membership Leads

What happens when people express an interest in Rotary at rotary.org/join? Rotary screens them and assigns them to a district. The districts are then asked to assign each person, or member lead, to a club in the area that’s likely to be a good fit. Find out here what is next.....

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First Impressions Matter

   Read more to find First Impressions Matter: The Membership Experience.Watch a recording of the webinar out what the speakers are talking about ........

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10 Tips To Attract and Retain Quality Members

Are you looking for tips to attract and engage members? Read the 10 strategies that helped one Rotary club in Minnesota, USA, bring in 31 new members in nine months.  
What is your club doing to reinvent itself? Tell us your story at club.innovations@rotary.org.

Membership Resources Now Available

Give your members a meaningful Rotary experience by offering them opportunities to make a positive difference and connect with others. They’ll make valuable friendships and feel good about Rotary and the work we’re doing to make the world a better place. Find ideas to help your club take a fresh approach with these resources: .......Find out right here, how your club can be a strong club. .......

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SERVICE PROJECTS
News from Highway of Heros Tribute

We need your help to reach Rotary International President, Ian Riseley’s goal of planting one tree for every Rotarian globally. As a district, we have committed to plant 2,256 trees by partnering with the Highway for Heroes Tribute. Here's DG Neil's goal and see how YOU can help....

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New Info To Help YOU Eradicate Landmines
 

Past Rotary International President Wilf Wilkinson has put together some resource information to help you and your Rotary Club to revisit your commitment to this worthwhile humanitarian cause and help you raise funds.  Here is Wilf's new information for you .....

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Rotary Adventure In Citizenship Program 2018

My Fellow Rotarians,

The Rotary Club of Ottawa invites your Rotary Club to sponsor a student to participate in the 68th annual Rotary Adventure in Citizenship Program to be held in Ottawa, the Nation’s Capital from Sunday, April 29 to Wednesday, May 2, 2018.
This annual event provides a unique opportunity for a selected group of young Canadians to come together and gain a better understanding of our country. Through meetings with political leaders, senior officials and others, they learn a great deal about the workings of our democratic institutions. Here are some details....

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Shelterbox Canada News for Nov 2017 

THOUSANDS IN DANGER: Rohingya Crisis:  Since August, religious conflict and increased violence have forced thousands of Rohingyas to flee Myanmar. To date, over 500,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh. But after the worst flooding seen in decades in Bangladesh, these families are being forced to set up makeshift camps in a sea of mud.....

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Honoring Indigenous People - Nov 2017

Rotary News   The Rotary Club of Bowmanville continues to work closely with the Matawa First Nations community by contributing annually to bursaries to assist students follow their educational dreams and goals. It is hoped by providing the bursaries students can strive for academic excellence while promoting leadership, initiative, and perseverance and community involvement.   And there is lots more.....

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WASRAG - Nov 2017
 

 On the WASRAG website, we keep back issues of the WASRAG Newsletter on this page

     http://www.wasrag.org/newsletters 

WASH Resources  Some great WASH resources and news for November 2017 that you might find useful! ........ 

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The Power of A Garden

Rotary members in Harvard, Illinois, USA, have teamed up with community groups to help alleviate hunger and bring the community together. As many as 250 needy families benefit from the 10,000 pounds of vegetables that are grown in a community garden and donated every year to the local food pantry. With only seven members, the club has had an impact far beyond its size, amplifying its efforts by partnering with others.   See how they did it, click here.

Rotary ICC Promotes Awareness Through Art & Culture

In the spirit of giving, this year The Rotary District 7070 Inter-Country Committee is incorporating one of Rotary-ICC activities which act as a twin edge sword. Just as the Christmas Cakes are one of our many fundraising Rotary activities, by implementing Rotary's motto “Service Above Self”, the Rotary-ICC, increases awareness about other cultures through Art and culture......

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2018 Rotary Peacebuilding Conferences

My Fellow Rotarians,

District 7070 has created a Peace-building Committee to help share Rotary’s ongoing vision to raise the profile of peace and to create an environment to learn more about the ‘building blocks’ of Peace-building through mediation, dispute resolution, and negotiation. Here are the locations of the upcoming presidential Peacebuilding Conferences but to hear President Ian Riseley’s invitation to join him at any of the six conferences in 2018, follow this link:  https://my.rotary.org/en/news-media/office-president/presidential-conferences     .......

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RADAR 139 - Have YOU Donated This Year?

My Fellow Rotarians,

The RADAR139 initiative was created with the encouragement of Past District Governor Bill Patchett, who wanted every club in the District to have the opportunity “to get on the RADAR” and to help alleviate the massive suffering caused by HIV/AIDS.  In 2006, $139 represented the approximate cost to save the life of an HIV+ mother and her baby for one year. Has your Club donated $139 this Rotary year? Here's how...... 

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RC Whitby Slice of Life - Nov 29

In honour of World AIDS Week, The Rotary Club of Whitby is hosting a "Slice of  Life" event at The Abilities Centre to share the stories of people affected and infected by HIV and AIDS. Here are the details ....

 

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PUBLIC IMAGE
RC Scarborough Receives Rotary Zone Public Image Award

At the Rotary Zone 24-32 Institute , held Oct 16-22 in Hartford Connecticut, our Zone 24East Public Image Coordinator, Carrie Jones,  presented the 2017 Zone Public Image Award, for the best promotion of Rotary’s Public Image, to District 7070's very own Rotary Club of Scarborough. Past District Governor Jim Loutit received this prestigious award and presented it on October 31 to the club. Well deserved. Here is the rest of the story .......

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Rotary's PEOPLE OF ACTION Campaign

Dear fellow Rotarians in District 7070, 

The People of Action assets on the Rotary Brand Center! Below is a list of assets that are available to download now in all Rotary languages:

  • People of Action print ads (Connect, Inspire, Transform, End Polio)

  • People of Action social media ad templates (Transform, End Polio)

  •  “What We See” 90-second public service announcement video .................

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2017 Public Image Newsletters

Our fellow Rotarians,

The 2017 Public Image Newsletters are here! The newsletters are all about us trying to share our knowledge with you, so please let us know if there's anything you'd like us to feature or focus on. We have a new format. We hope you like it. They are located under the Public Image Tab of the District 7070 Website www.rotary7070.org under "Public Image Newsletters". Please contact me or Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator, Brian Thompson, if you have any needs/questions/or if you just would like to talk about Rotary's story. 
And we have added  a powerpoint about Rotary's public image in this section of the website too.


Carrie Jones and PDG Brian Thompson
Rotary Zone 24 East Public Image Coordinator and Assistant Public Image Coordinator

carriejonesbooks@gmail.com           and   rotarybrt@rogers.com

 

Rotary Brand Center

Many people don’t know much about Rotary

Together, we can change that.  Despite more than a century of Rotarians creating change in communities around the globe, many people don’t understand what Rotary is, how we’re different, and why they should engage with us. To thrive in the 21st century, Rotary needs a strong identity. And while every Rotarian’s experience is unique, how we tell Rotary’s story should be consistent. You can help by following these simple steps.......

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2018 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
Corporate Sponsors Requested for Toronto2018

My Fellow Rotarians in District 7070,

If you are speaking with anyone about the upcoming Convention and think they might be a potential corporate sponsor, or be able to help us make an ask at their company, please share the attached marketing materials. Ross or I would be more than happy to follow up and make a pitch to a potential corporate sponsor, but any introductions you can help with will be key!  See the "Read More" for marketing materials and more details......

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Marketing and Communications Team Wants YOU

The Toronto Host Organizing Committee’s Marketing Team is still looking for a number of Rotarians and/or Friends of Rotary to help in our efforts to promote Toronto 2018.  Please contact our Marketing and Communications team through Mike Gauthier michael.e.gauthier@gmail.com and here is how you can help out.......

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Home Hospitality - Can YOU Help?

On Monday, June 25, 2018 The Host Organizing Committee (that is us – your club and mine) is holding “Home Hospitality”. The Committee members, Jackie Davis and Don Bell are still looking for Rotarians and Rotary Clubs in the District, particularly in the GTA, to host Convention delegates for a night of home hospitality. They expect 5,000 delegates to sign up. Jackie or Don Bell will be glad to come to your Rotary Club and tell you how you and your club can participate and host Rotarians from all over the world......

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Volunteers Needed For Toronto 2018

My Fellow Rotarians,

More than 1,200 volunteers will be required to help. And the Host Operating Committee is still looking to YOU. You can now sign up as a volunteer by going to the http://www.rotary2018.org and sign up as a Volunteer.  Go to VOLUNTEER section....follow through to where is mentions Atlanta & click on REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER. We are using a Vroom software system and you'll need to give an email & set up a password. Once you do so, you'll instantly go in the shift area.....

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Entertainment Ideas For Toronto 2018

 This is a calling out to Rotarians in District 7070 for entertainment suggestions for the Toronto 2018 Rotary International Convention. I am the co-chair of entertainment for the 2018 Convention and if you could just drop me an email with your suggestions and/or thoughts, our team would consider all possibilities. We are also responsible for entertainment for the House of Friendship – We are hoping to have new entertainment each hour. So far, I have had applications from local choirs; fashion show presenters, martial arts, school bands etc. District 7080 has really taken this project on and sent me a myriad of suggestions. Thank you all,

Lynda Ryder      lynda.ryder@silicates.com 

Register TODAY for Toronto 2018

Rotarians from all over the world enjoyed southern hospitality, learned about new funding commitments in our efforts to eradicate polio, and discovered how prevalent human trafficking is during the 2017 Rotary Convention in Atlanta. If you weren't able to attend, experience it with our coverage on Rotary.org. Read Bill Pollard's account of enjoying the convention virtually.

It's not too early to register for the 2018 Convention in Toronto.

 
 
Rotary Zone 24-32 Beyond Borders Dinner

Zones 24 & 32 Beyond Borders Dinner is Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Support Your Rotary Team! 

Register Today!  Beyond Borders is the social gathering for Rotarians across Zones 24 & 32 and a great opportunity to catch up with friends and make new ones!  Questions about the dinner, contact Ian Ferguson, PDG scotchtown15@gmail.com

DISTRICT 7070 CONFERENCE - NOV 3 - 4
District Conference UPDATE

We are looking forward to hosting you at the 2017 District 7070 Conference on November 3rd & 4th at the White Oaks Resort and Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake!  To help with final preparations, please register this week if you plan on coming.  :-)   The program is set and our Friday à la carte options are selling out, so you will want to book as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss out!

*NOTE: If you would like to add an à la carte option to your existing registration, please contact Deb Murray for assistance debmurray10@gmail.com.

 

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Taming The Dragon Contest

To all Rotarians in District 7070,

We're calling for high school students who want to have a positive social impact in their community and beyond. There will be over $4,500 up for grabs, mentorship opportunities, team training, and personal development experiences. Find out how.....

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How To Sponsor The District Conference

Wonderful Sponsorship Opportunities: As a Sponsor, you will reach the 400+ attendees directly and more than 2,500 Rotarians and Rotaractors through newsletters, websites and social media.  One-year and two-year Sponsorships available. Opportunities start as low as $300

To find out more, Click on the link  http://rotary7070conference.org/sponsor/  and  Contact Lorna Johnson   lorna.johnson@me.com, Tel: 647-308-2808

NEWS FROM ROTARY CLUBS
RC Stirling Donates Computers in Belize

  COMPUTER LAB PROJECT AT ST. JOHN’S MEMORIAL ANGLICAN SCHOOL, PLACENCIA, BELIZE: Not all Rotary projects are started by Rotarians! For example, a recent project in the small village of Placencia, Belize, Central America, came about, because a couple of Canadians, on holiday there, saw a need..... 

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Trenton Rotary Club Tree Planting

The Rotary Club of Trenton along with other great partners including the Highway of Heroes Living Tribute recently partnered with our local conservation authority (Lower Trent Conservation) to carry out an important community service project called "Greening the Greenbelt".  And there's more to this story......

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New Interact Club for Belleville

Ivan Demine, a student at Moira Secondary, on October 3, 2017, announced that together with Rotary Club of Belleville, they will be starting an Interact Club at Moira.....

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Rotarians Help the Northumberland United Way

What an amazing day for the Northumberland United Way and Rotary District 7070 as the Outlander Dragon Boat team from Northumberland Sunrise Rotary and Rotary Club of Colborne battled the mighty boat from the Rotary Club of Cobourg for bragging rights! ....

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Oshawa's Night of A Thousand Dinners - SUCCESS !

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, The Rotary Club of Oshawa held a Night of a Thousand Dinners with members of the Rotary Club of Oshawa, Rotary Club of Oshawa - Parkwood and Rotary Club of Ajax in attendance, at the Officers' Mess of the Ontario Regiment in Oshawa, Ontario.....

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LEAD YOUR CLUB WITH ROTARY INFO
Rotary Club Central

The new and improved Rotary Club Central is finally here. Navigate more easily with our modern interface, and use this essential planning tool on your mobile phone or tablet. You can also quickly track service activity and see your past and current club data in easy-to-read charts and graphs.

Check out the new Rotary Club Central today......

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Rotary Citation and Service Above Self Award 

Rotary clubs that achieve goals related to increased membership, sustainable service projects, Rotary Foundation giving, and building awareness of Rotary may earn the 2017-18 Rotary Citation. Find out how they do it and learn about the Service Above Self Award.......

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Building Stronger Clubs Through Rotary Education

In a complex, fast-changing world, excellent Rotary club leadership is essential to the future of Rotary.  One of the best ways to strengthen your Club is to give your members the tools and skills to be better Rotarians.  Rotary Leadership Institute is the solution. Please register TODAY to ensure that we can run the Nov 18 session.  Here's how to register...

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Club Visioning and Your Club's Strategic Plan

Rotary Clubs, like any other organizations, need to have a plan for where they are heading. In order to assist Clubs to develop a vision, the District has a team of experienced Rotarians who can facilitate visioning sessions. Since we started the program, five or six years ago, close to 40 Cubs have held sessions. A few Clubs have held two or three sessions, up-dating their vision on a regular basis. Does your club need vision? Find out right here....

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Helpful Links, Resources & References

 Have you checked out the Rotary website: www.rotary.org ? 

There are many more links that will help you lead your club.......

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Upcoming Events
2017-18 Rotary Leadership Institute-Scarborough
Nov 18, 2017
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
President's Meeting Foundation Dinner
Oshawa Golf Club
Nov 22, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
 
Evening of Fine Art & Wine Tasting
McMichael Gallery
Nov 24, 2017 7:00 PM
 
Membership Priority # 1
Aw Shucks Seafood Bar & Bistro – The Pearl Room
Nov 25, 2017
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 
DG Visit to Whitby & Whitby Sunrise
Nov 28, 2017 7:00 AM
 
Slice of Life Evening - World AIDS Week
The Abilities Centre
Nov 29, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
 
District Governor Application Deadline
Jan 12, 2018
 
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