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To everyone who works with the public and cannot stay home, those who are helping, fighting to keep us well, and providing service to us

THANK YOU  for your dedication and aid!

From All of the Rotarians, Rotaractors and the whole Rotary family here in District 7070 - South-Central Ontario,  CANADA

Attention Rotarians and our Rotary family in District 7070:

Be sure to use all recommended best practices when using Zoom for club meetings to avoid phishing and security issues:

- Check to make sure it's a legitimate Zoom site, there are a lot of scams/skins that are impersonators,

- Make sure you're accepting a real Zoom invite and not clicking on a phishing email by hovering over links,

- Change the default privacy settings to “Host Only” so that you control the meeting,

- Do not share your Zoom info on social media,

- Use the password option on all Zoom meetings to protect any corporate or sensitive information

A Message from Zoom:

"We’re always striving to deliver you a secure virtual meeting environment. Starting April 5th, we’ve chosen to enable passwords on your meetings and turn on Waiting Rooms by default as additional security enhancements to protect your privacy......


March 23, 2020

Dear District Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, and Friends of Rotary,

The COVID-19 situation in Canada is evolving on a daily basis and even changing by the hour. The Federal and Provincial Governments, and medical advisors are asking all Canadians to take stronger measures to contain the spread of the virus. At this critical time, we need to practice the necessary hand hygiene practises, social distancing, and self-isolation if you have returned from travelling outside Canada.
By now you have read RI President Mark Maloney and RI President-elect Holger Knaack's email regarding Rotary's Role in Battling Coronavirus, and RI President Mark Maloney's email cancelling the 2020 Convention in Honolulu.  Here is further communication from RID Jeffry Cadorette and RIDE Valarie Wafer.
I encourage you to call your Rotary colleagues who are ill, house-bound for a number of reasons, or Rotarians that you have not seen in a while.  Reach out to your neighbours for the same reasons.  Does someone need groceries, their medication picked up, their dog walked, or to listen to their concerns?
Thank you for keeping me apprised of your Clubs’ response to COVID-19 with respect to meetings and events. Many Rotary and Rotaract Clubs have cancelled their regular meetings and events for the foreseeable future. We strongly encourage clubs to suspend all in-person meetings and events until further notice.  
It is time to adopt an alternate meeting option that will allow everyone to stay connected until this COVID-19 situation subsides.  There is a 20% discount offered for Zoom through Rotary Global Rewards to have online meetings up to 100 participants with unlimited minutes. Just use the discount code of "ZOOMROTARY" when purchasing; use this link https://rotary.perkhub.com/offers/9832-zoom-video-conferencing/click.
Clubs can also sign up for a free Zoom account at https://zoom.us/.  The free service allows groups of up to 100 people to connect for up 40 minutes. 
Here are the set-up instructions for a free account -
-Go to zoom.us
-In the top right corner, click "sign up, it's free"
-Choose to connect to your Gmail or Facebook account, or provide info for a new account
-You will be asked to confirm your account via the email/account you provided
-The first time you join a meeting, you will be asked to allow the zoom application to download to your computer
If you want a tutorial on Zoom, click on the link below:
Darryl Patterson has establsihed a Technology Club Support site to support clubs in our District.  Please use the following link -https://sites.google.com/rotary7070.ca/technology/home.
Stay well.  Stay connected. 

Your District 7070 Governor Team

Mary Lou Harrison,   District 7070 Governor 2018-19

Beth Selby,   District 7070 Governor 2019-20

Mark Chipman,   District Governor 2020-21

Ron Dick,   District Governor 2021-22

Iosif Ciosa,  District 7070 Governor 2022-23

Read more to see the March 12, 2020 District 7070 Update.....


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 Rotary and Rotaract Clubs to help YOU 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......

April is Maternal and Child Health Month

Dear fellow Rotarians, 

The Rotary International focus for the month of April is Maternal and Child Health.  According to Rotary.org, “Nearly 6 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation.  We expand access to quality care, so mothers and their children can live and grow stronger.”



March 14, 2020

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

The COVID-19 coronavirus is affecting every aspect of our lives in real time, and this puts Rotarians in an unfamiliar place. As People of Action, we are most comfortable when we are fully engaged in the world – moving freely, meeting openly, and offering helping hands. These are very difficult times for people who, like us, are at our best when we are learning, growing, and serving—together....


It’s easy as 1, 2, 3! Earn one ballot for each step completed. The winner will receive $500 towards the community service project of your club’s choice (local or international).


Are you going to the District 7070 Conference at the Pan Pacific Toronto (formerly the Westin Prince Hotel) in Toronto on October 23 to 25, 2020? As a special incentive, Register for the District Conference before March 16th, 2020 and have your name entered in a draw for a one night stay at the Pan Pacific Toronto, including breakfast for two, together with a $100.00 Gift Certificate for the Keg Restaurant. Be sure to register TODAY. Here's how.....

Rotary District 7070  “A Mill for Bill” Campaign

Help us raise $1 million USD in support of our Rotary Foundation in the 2019/20 Rotary Year!

Bill’s dream is for District 7070 to raise $1 million USD for our Rotary Foundation!

What better way to honour Bill than by making his dream a reality in 2019-20?

Have YOU made your contribution? 

We are getting closer and closer to our goal.

Let's honour Bill and keep District 7070 in First Place.

Here is where we are today:  OVER $ 802,000 US Funds

Who will put us over our $1,000,000 goal?

Please read more to see how you and your Rotary Club can contribute.......

Partnership will infuse an additional US$450 million into global polio eradication effort

Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are renewing their longstanding partnership to end polio, announcing a joint commitment of up to $450 million to support the global polio eradication effort. Bill said, in a video to the incoming District Governors in San Diego at the International Assembly, in late January, “The Gates Foundation’s longstanding partnership with Rotary has been vital to fighting polio,” said Mr. Gates in today’s message to Rotary volunteers. “That’s why we’re extending our funding match, so every dollar that Rotary raises is met with two more. I believe that together, we can make eradication a reality.”....

Countries and partners announce commitments to vaccinate 450 million children against polio each year and to overcome barriers to reaching every child. 

ABU DHABI, 19 November 2019 – Today, global leaders convened at the Reaching the Last Mile (RLM) Forum in Abu Dhabi to affirm their commitment to eradicate polio and pledge US$2.6 billion as part of the first phase of the funding needed to implement the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Polio Endgame Strategy 2019-2023........

Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help. Rotarians have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. For as little as $0.60, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life. Give Now

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


Rotarians in District 7070 made the world aware that October 24 was World Polio Day in District 7070, thanks to the coordination from Clubs led by District 7070 World Polio Day Chair, Jennifer Boyd. Here are just some of the highlights.....

Rotarians from over 15 different District 7070 Rotary Clubs, 3 Rotaract Clubs (including from Rotary District 7040), Rotary Youth Exchange Students, family, and friends marched in a spirit of celebration and inclusion, in the 2019 Pride Toronto parade as a group for the very first time! Thank you to the Rotary District 7070 Toronto Pride Committee (Karen Somerville, President of the Rotary Club of Toronto East,  Nicole Patterson, President of the Rotary Club of East York Jeff Dobson, President of the Rotary Club of Toronto, and Mary Lou Harrison, our 2018-19 District Governor & Member of the Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise. There's more......



Is your Rotary Club using the new "People of Action" material? Carrie Jones, the Public Image Chair, Rotary Zone 24 East outlines the new People of Action Public Image Campaign.

Here are the important details of the campaign...

What's Larry's Email Address?

 It was a rainy day when I got the call. 

 He needed to know, right away,

 "What's his email" he did say. 

  Holding my cell I wanted to yell, please, please, give me the spell,

 The magic we found, by bringing it down

 Gave way to new sight: email addresses, events, phone numbers....ah.....the light!

With rushing to cheer, the awakening is here! 

Downloading the Clubrunner app, all with a fingertip,  it was a snap,

Your club members detail will be very clear, your district executives have no fear.

You'll find what you wish,  there'll be no need to fish.  It's smart on your cell, just do it....time will tell. Read more.....


Dear Rotarians and members of the Rotary family and friends of Rotary,

REMEMBER NOVEMBER: If there is a peak season for our campaign, it is the month of November. We will, after all, pause on Monday, November 11, to reflect on the sacrifice of many who served in the Canadian Armed Forces to defend our freedom. We will also reflect on those who did not come home during times of conflict: 117,000 since the war of 1812. We will hear John McRae's famous poem recited somewhere, at least once. And we will be mindful of his words. I think that it is a fine coincidence that the months of Thanksgiving and the month of Remembrance are back to back. October and November even rhyme, almost. Here at the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign, we are thankful for so much. Indeed, that is a gross understatement.....

April 2020
Heroes and Champions 2020 District Conference
Are you a Rotary Hero?
On October 23, 2020 - October 25, 2020
Click the picture below for info and to register.
2020 District 7070 Conference
Upcoming Events
We are District 7070 Proud

This video was played in the House of Friendship at the 2018 Rotary International Convention in Toronto. Rotary Clubs were asked to send in photos of their signature projects that made them feel proud to be Rotarians. Thank you to all of the Rotary Clubs in District 7070 who contributed. Thank you to Dale Duke of the Rotary Club of Oshawa for creating the video. Click here



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