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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

Many members of Rotary District 7070 are already addressing the many community and international issues that have been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you!

In order to encourage every Rotary and Rotaract club to undertake a COVID-19 response project and to support those already underway, up to $1,000 in matching funding (1:1) has been allocated from our District Grant budget for every Rotary and Rotaract club in District 7070. This budget comes from the money we raise in support of   The Rotary Foundation, and grants are governed by terms and conditions of the Foundation.

While only “qualified” Rotary clubs may apply for a District Grant, Rotaract clubs may also work in partnership with a Rotary club on a project.....

For all of the News related to Rotary and COVID-19, please go to the menu bar on this website and scroll down to the various stories, projects, ideas and resources to keep you and your Rotary and Rotarcat Club well informed so that you can help your Club CONNECT with your Community.  

Dear Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors and the Whole Rotary family,

Last week you received exciting news about Rotary’s first ever Virtual Convention taking place June 20 - 26, 2020. We promised you additional information about programming to help you decide whether to include Virtual Convention content into your district conferences or club events.

Here is a list of dates and times for Virtual Convention programming.  As you can see, the convention does not run the entire day, but instead will be broadcast at a few set times each day. Additionally, if you miss the live broadcasts, they will be readily available on the convention website, providing some flexibility for you and your event attendees to participate at your own convenience. The Virtual Convention is free to all attendees, however, there will be a sign in process in order to access the programming. Detailed Instructions for this process will be provided before the event......  

May is Youth Services Month

Dear fellow Rotarians, 

Youth Services is Rotary International’s focus for the month of May.  District 7070 has an outstanding presence in the areas of EarlyAct, Interact, Youth Exchange, RYLA, and Rotaract.

EarlyAct is a school club for elementary students in grades five to eight to educate them about Rotary.  The program focuses on preparing students to take on leadership roles in their school and community.

As a former secondary school teacher and administrator, I witnessed the significant contribution of Interact Clubs.  As a Cobourg Rotarian, I am always pleased to hear regular updates from the Cobourg Collegiate Institute Interact Club’s activities-Halloween for Hunger, bake sales, community dinner, and the 30 Hour Fast- to name a few of their events that raise funds to help their community........ 


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 beautiful Pan Pacific Toronto (formerly the Westin Prince Hotel) in Toronto on October 23 to 25, 2020?  The Westin Prince Hotel, a Toronto landmark property, was rebranded to Pan Pacific Toronto.
The entire Team at the hotel look forward to welcoming you for Rotary District 7070 Conference 2020, so you can experience firsthand Pan Pacific’s signature hospitality – at Toronto’s first Pan Pacific hotel.
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 $ 883,511.74   !!!

We are getting closer. 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.”....

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 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.....

May 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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