Welcome To District 7070

Ontario, Canada

 

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.

Don't miss the August  'Tuesday Talks' on August 10 from 7 - 8 PM, titled, "Your Club Website and Social Media Tips" . We are very fortunate to have the timely topic of websites and social media presented by Melissa Wells of Ex Nihilo Website Designs.

Melissa brings the expertise of being a Rotarian, A Clubrunner expert and a web developer to maximize value for your Technology budget. Melissa will give you a run through of the steps of the District 7070 Website Refresh Program that she has completed with over 60 Rotary Clubs and will include many examples of completed sites. She will provide you with many tips on how to leverage your website into both social and traditional media and how to draw hits to your website, in other words- Online marketing 101. Register today: https://rotary7070.org/event/tuesday-talks/
 

Honouring Indigenous Peoples has launched a new opportunity for Youth in our District, and with our neighbours in District 7010 and the Indigenous communities within the Williams Treaty area, called the Williams Treaty Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) Engagement Circle on October 8, 9 and 10, 2021.  There is a letter for clubs (shown below), and flyers to share the word as well.  Please feel free to contact Bill Empey at the Rotary Club of Toronto  with any questions or concerns.  He can be reached at empey@prismeconomics.com .

We are asking for our Rotary Clubs for their support for a Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) learning experience involving Indigenous and Non- Indigenous youth in grades 9 to 11 . This Y2Y engagement opportunity has been developed by HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples) and co-created by a strong list of stakeholders including Indigenous Elders, Teachers, Education Counselors, Knowledge Keepers, Rotarians and other ethical leaders. Building on the success of HIP’s earlier programs, Y2Y engagement circles focus on peace and reconciliation while inspiring youth to work together and take action towards becoming good stewards of the land. What is HIP's Youth to Youth (Y2Y) Engagement? .... Please read more.....

As many already know, The Rotary Foundation is having to cut back on funding projects. Consequently Canadian clubs are looking to the Canadian Rotarian Water Foundation for funding support. Here is a letter from President of the CRWF and District 7070 Past District Governor, Ron Denham, for the latest  message that has been sent to all District Governors with clubs in Canada. Please Read more......

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

  • 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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If you missed our first 'Tuesday Talks' of the new Rotary Year on July 13 with District Governor Ron Dick you may have missed "What’s Happening in District 7070 this year" . Be sure to go to the Rotary District 7070 You Tube Channel and hear DG Ron Dick talk about what is planned for the Rotary year, learn about the District Strategic Actions for 2021-2022, and hear updates from the Environmental Action, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, and Leadership Development District Committees.  

 

Here is a letter from Past Rotary International President Holger Knaack and Past Rotary Foundation Chair of the Trustees Ravi Ravindran. It is a Call To Action. They are asking Rotary, Rotaract and Interact clubs to update their logos to align with our brand standards. This means using the template in the Rotary Brand Center to create a club logo and then using it consistently, like on club websites, social media accounts, and signage, to name a few.......