Welcome To District 7070

Ontario, Canada

In his December 2021 Newsletter, District Governor Ron Dick talks about focusing on Decembrer - Disease Prevention& Treatment Month and reminds us to We still must be vigilant and keep our guards up duirng the COVID-19 pandemic , He also reminds us to register for the December 14 Tuesday Talks featuring an interview with Past R I VP , Dr. Bob Scott, Chair Emeritus of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee. ..........

Please join us for "End Polio Now - A One on One Conversation with Past Rotary International Vice President Dr. Bob Scott" moderated by Lynda Kay, Past President of the Rotary Club of Cobourg.  Lynda will interview Dr. Bob as we focus on December - Disease Prevention Month.  Dr Bob Scott's leadership over the years has been a major influence on so many Rotarians to help eradicate polio from the face of the earth. You won't want to miss this one. Details to follow. 

Would you or your business like to sponsor our upcoming Concert to Feed the Need in Durham? We have several packages available. All sponsorships are greatly appreciated. Tickets now on sale for the fourth annual concert to Feed the Need in Durham!  A presentation of 8 Durham Rotary Clubs, this year’s concert will be staged at the historic Regent Theatre in Oshawa; where musicians from across the Durham Region will be gathering to help feed their neighbours in need. We have another great line-up of award winning performers from genres across the musical spectrum. It happens Sunday December 12th at 2pm.   For all of the detials, Please Read more......

Jothi Shanmugam has been accepted as a Rotary Peace Fellow to Queensland University in Australia. Peace Fellows earn a Master's degree in international relations, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies. At the Queensland Rotary Peace Center, Rotary Peace Fellows are supported by the fellowship for the 2-year duration of the program. The fellowship includes funding for tuition and other university fees, a monthly stipend for room and board, summer internship support, modest conference and research funding, and round trip transportation between the fellow’s home country and Australia. Let's meet Jothi.....

We've been zooming along for a while now.  Many of our clubs are looking forward to re-connecting in person.  But what if some of your club members have truly embraced remote meetings?  The next era of Rotary meetings are hybrid's.  That's right, a combination of in person and remote.  It's another new frontier! If you want to learn how to run great hybrid meeting so everyone is present, either remotely or in the room, please watch this special edition of Tech Tuesday Talks.  You'll hear from seasoned Rotarians who will show and tell what it takes to make a hybrid meeting great.  Learn from those in the know, best practices for sharing presentations, speakers, voice and background.  Gain from the experience of others.  Questions you may have, like "can you just put a laptop at the front of the room or do you need special technology or hardware?"  "Is it costly?"  "How "techy" does one need to be to run a hybrid meeting?"  Join us for answers to these and many other questions so your club can zoom into the frontier of hybrid Rotary meetings. The future is bright - it's hybrid!  Watch it on the Rotary District You Tube Channel today    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rotary+district+7070  . Please Read more to see the video.....

 

Nilam Bedi, Chair, and all of the members of the District 7070 Areas of Focus Environment Committee invite YOU to hear our keynote speaker,  Dr. Mathis Wackernagel, Founder and President, Global Footprint Network. Dr. Wackernagel is an internationally recognized authority on developing metrics for ecological sustaianbility who published extensively and won numerous award for his work. 

Title:   Supporting the Environment: Are we committed to our own success?

The Topic of his Talk: The future has never been more predictable than today. We know that people will want to eat, sleep, be safely sheltered, and move around.. They will also live in a world with more extreme weather and climate change, as well as fewer ecological resources. We already have a massive overshoot of our demands upon the planet relative to what it can sustain. Dialling back this overshoot, even if we do it ultra-fast, will not be a quick-fix for the extreme weather and fewer ecological resources. What we also know for sure: humanity will get out of overshoot one way or another - the choice is merely whether it will be by design or through disaster. Therefore, communities, corporations or countries that do not prepare for this predictable future will be at a large disadvantage. What are we waiting for? What are our options? 

Be sure to register to hear Dr. Wackernagel Dr. Wackernagel explore these questions and learn how Rotarians can get involved in tackling the threats to our planet.

Members of the 4 Rotary Clubs of Oshawa, Oshawa-Parkwood, Whitby, Whitby-Sunrise, together with many family members joined forces, in a COVID responsible environment, and partnered with Kids Against Hunger Canada to purchase and to pack more than 36,000 meals, in one day, on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at the Jubilee Pavilion, in Lakeview Park, Oshawa , it was announced by the Ted Morrison, Past District Governor of Rotary International District 7070 and chair of the event......

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, Register before December 15, 2021 and save $100 US. 

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

A couple of weeks ago, my Rotary club co-sponsored a service project/fundraiser with another Rotary club and a partnering nonprofit. The event was held outside on a beautiful day. Our club had a shiny pull-up banner featuring members as People of Action, involved in numerous service projects. Across the back tent poles, we hung a banner with our club logo, created in Brand Center, and the official Rotary Azure leadership color for the background. We handed out printed versions of our brochure, which also featured members at service projects and was created in Brand Center......

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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Rotary and our Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners have launched the Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-2026: Delivering on a Promise to overcome the remaining challenges to ending polio, including last year’s increase in polio cases caused by a pause in vaccination campaigns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders from Pakistan and Afghanistan — the last two countries where wild polio remains endemic — have recommitted to working with the GPEI to improve vaccination campaigns and reach at-risk children. As long as polio exists anywhere, it remains a threat everywhere.

In addition to providing a roadmap to eradication, the new strategy calls for renewed political and financial commitments from governments and donors to achieve a polio-free world. Learn more about the action underway to eradicate polio.