Welcome To District 7070

Ontario, Canada

In his September 2021 Newsletter, during Basic Education and Literacy Month, District Governor Ron Dick talks about his many DG visits to clubs in August and challenges every club to add the “Free Reading Program” to their club website. He invites everyone to register today for the September 14 Tuesday Talks on Youth Service, and asks us to get ready with our pledges and donations for our Rotary Foundation Walk in Trenton on September 26 ...........

Trenton is anxiously awaiting your arrival for the 2021 Rotary Foundation Walk!

Join fellow Rotarians and their families and explore Trenton through your choice of walking routes.  Choose from the "around the park" 1K route or the "around the town" 5K route.  Check out this video of the 5K route to get a glimpse of the scenery you'll enjoy.  And scenery won't be all you'll get.  The walk will be supplemented with historical and interesting tidbits of information that are sure to spark your interest.  Lunch will be served free of charge. 

Due to COVID restrictions, this year we are having a morning and an afternoon walk.  Each walk can accommodate up to 100 participants.  A wonderful box lunch will be served  for you to enjoy enroute, in the park or on your way home.  Click here to register for the morning or afternoon walk or to volunteer.  (only registered guests will receive a lunch)

In 2021, we are staying with our Rotary Leadership Institute programming in the virtual format as a result of the pandemic. Although we all appreciate that videoconference will never replace the personal connection that we get from meeting face-to-face, we still had a very successful program with overwhelming response and enthusiasm from Rotarians across the District. Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service will benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. This Rotary year, we will be maintaining our virtual format on the Zoom platform. Register  right here  for Part TWO. First session is October 13 from 6 to 8 PM. Here are some important new details for 2021-22 .....

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 members),  and through our Public Image, reaching out to our communities,  showing them what we do and showing the power of what we can do -  and our through our Rotary 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. You will get some tips from clubs that have been successful in "Growing Rotary" right in their own clubs.

REGISTER TODAY and GROW YOUR CLUB PRESENCE.  - On October 16  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.  .......

Thank you for your interest and support for the HIP / District 7070/7010 Y2Y Engagement event at Camp Kawartha in early October.   The organizing committee met last week and considered feedback and the impact of COVID developments on the plans.   The Y2Y initiative is a solid program that has been well received, however safety is a primary concern. With the recent increase in COVID cases and the uncertainty of the impact on youth going back into classrooms in September, there is potentially considerable risk to youth being placed in camp rooms together overnight. The committee has taken the concerns seriously and is re-engineering and extending the program.     Please Read more.....

Basic Education & Literacy Month takes on even greater importance for Rotarians this year, as we come to see the the profound impact of the pandemic on education and literacy. As one of our seven Areas of Focus, Rotarians understand the critical importance of literacy. BELRAG (Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group) supports Rotarians to to address these challenges  to enable children  to be confident readers and learners. BELRAG is offering three excellent opportunities  to assist clubs and districts in their outreach to support literacy in their communities.....

Here we are in this exciting transition back to a new normal.  It’s an opportunity exploding with optimistic enthusiasm. Rotary International has given districts around the world the green light to reinstate the Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) programs.  District 7070 is committed to RYE long term program.  As our district embraces this decision, we are reaching out to clubs to embrace and commit too. Our clubs are the cornerstone of the Rotary Youth Exchange program.  It all starts with YOU! .......

To Rotarians in District 7070:

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

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

To assist the Rotary Clubs of District 7070 achieve their Strategic Action goals, the District Public Relations Committee is introducing a Rotary Club ClubRunner website refresh Program available for your club TODAY. Please Read more......

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The 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region (and the Rotary Club of Port Hope ), on behalf of your co-hosts, the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood and Durham College invite you to District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 - Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada.  (see the Class Page for a sneak preview right HEREThe event will run from 7 pm to about 8:30 pm live from The Rotary Global Classroom featuring Dr Bob Scott,(past Rotary International Vice-President  and Immediate Past Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee ), Mike McGovern, (the current Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee, and Dr. Tunji Funsho, Chair of Nigeria's Polio Plus Committee . We will also hear from Jennifer Jones, incoming Rotary International President and Valarie Wafer, Vice President and Director of Rotary International as well. Together, they will update all of us about Rotary's efforts with our Global Polio Eradication initiative Partners and our challenge, going forward to End Polio Now.........

Richard Mewhinney, Chair of the District 7070 Areas of Focus Action Committee invites our Rotary family to hear Past District Governor Ron Denham, Chair Emeritus of WASH-RAG. In the first of two Tuesday Talks, you will learn what we, Rotarians, can do to solve water, sanitation & hygiene problems and how Rotarians can change this dynamic to ensure sustainable , effective water or sanitation systems that serv  communities forever. 

For over a decade, the generous members of Rotary District 7070 have supported the Rotary Pokerwalk for HIV/AIDS, and for that I thank you. Last year, in response to the Covid-19 Crisis, the walk made two distinct pivots. The first was expanding our reach to all community health. Through that change we established 2020’s Residual Beneficiary as FeedOntario. 

The second pivot was to move the walk-a-thon online. And though we had no evidence that this would be successful, over 100 participants submitted walk videos and over $25,000 was raised. With the crisis ongoing, we are keeping the walk online once again this year and encourage all of you to submit videos either walking alone or in appropriately sized groups. Please Read more.....