Welcome To District 7070

Ontario, Canada

In his May 2022 Newsletter, District Governor Ron Dick reminds us that May is Youth Services Month and highlights some of the many programs our Rotary District 7070 Clubs offer to our youth: Rotary Youth Exchange is back in District 7070; Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium;  and Youth -to-Youth Engagement from Rotary Honouring Indigenous Peoples. He encourages everyone to register today for the Rotary District Conference May 13-15, just 2 weeks away.........

The District 7070 Rotary Foundation committee has been watching the expanding humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and knows many clubs are offering support through the Red Cross or ShelterBox to name two. These offer immediate support to the victims.  For Rotary Clubs looking to provide support for the Ukraine we are suggesting the following three recommendations:

# 1 - In response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, the Rotary Foundation has made available the Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions.
Rotary International has the Disaster Response Fund set up where clubs can apply for Global Grants to help with the crisis. 

This will be the main avenue for Rotary Foundation support, but Rotary and Rotaract clubs are also encouraged to create their own responses to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine........                               Please Read more.......

What Is your Rotary Club doing to focus on Youth Service in May 2022 and every month of the Rotary year? May is Youth Services Month when Rotary Clubs, around the world, and right here in District 7070, focus on youth services: Rotaract, Interact, RYLS (Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium), Youth Exchange and also in our District - Earlyact. Read more for how YOU can help.....

Currently (as ofApril 27), only six Clubs are qualified to participate in the Rotary Foundation’s Grants program for the 2022-23 Rotary year.  Alliston, Newmarket, North Scarborough, Toronto, Whitby Sunrise and Woodbridge have had at least 2 members take the three quizzes and submitted the MOU.  Another four Clubs, Bowmanville, Markham Unionville, Toronto Eglinton and Toronto West, have met the two member requirement, but have not submitted the MOU yet.. BE SURE TO QUALIFY BEFORE MAY31, 2022....... (PLEASE READ MORE).......

It was another outstanding  May 10, 2020  Tuesday Talks as we introduced you to a new and unique exhibition of Indigenous history and culture in Muskoka; Misko-Aki; Confluence of Cultures.  When completed, in the summer of 2023, visitors will be able to experience the 13,000 year history of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe, Metis and Mohawk people as the exhibition, in Gravenhurst,  will take them on a canoe trip through the culture, history and geography of our region.  Your Rotary club can engage in this exciting new approach. We heard from Tim Johnson, Project Director; Gary Getson, Board Chair;  Rick McGraw, Director & Chair Revitalization Project; and Bill Empey, District 7070 Coordinator for Honouring Indigenous Peoples. This was a "not to miss" presentation. But if you did, it is on the District 7070 You Tube Channel https://youtu.be/LnHluExQi7s . Thank you to Past District Governor Beth Selby for another fantastic year of Tuesday Talks. ..Please Read more.......

On Saturday, April 23, thousands of Rotarians & Non-Rotarians, on both sides of the Canadian and U.S. border, rolled up their sleeves and collected refuse along the shoreline and many waterway tributaries to the Great Lakes basin. Rotary Clubs in District 7070 , right here in south central Ontario to led the way on April 23 as a Rotary Day of Service as they invited friends and family to help support one of Rotary's areas of focus: Supporting The Environment. This is a great example of ROTARY IN ACTION and brings considerable community attention to the importance of ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY.  We were joined by 100's of other Clubs from neighbouring Districts surrounding the Great Lakes.  This was our day to show 'Rotary in Action' on a massive scale, as we promoted 'Environmental Sustainability' within our communities.  Thank you to District 7070 Chair of the Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup 2022,  Dan Coombes, for getting our clubs in action .......... 

In 2020-21 and again in 2021-22, we are stayed 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 benefitted from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. Stay tuned for more information as we look forward to presenting Rotary Leadership Institute 2022-23 staring in the fall of 2022. .....

To the Rotary family here in District  7070,

Join us next year to explore what’s possible in Rotary, in Houston, and in yourself.  Each year, Rotary members from all over the world come together to discover new opportunities to increase our impact, broaden our reach, and strengthen our ability to adapt for future success. It’s also the perfect venue to find new ways to enhance your Rotary experience. Register right here

We are working to organize a special District 7070 celebration - details to follow.......