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Hello District 7070 Rotarians and the whole Rotary family:

Good riddance 2020 and welcome 2021!  Here’s to a better, bolder and happier year for everyone!

Even with all the many personal challenges, disappointments and sacrifices in 2020, Rotary District 7070 continued to do good in our communities and the world.  

A few of the key accomplishments in District 7070 during the first half of the Rotary year that we should recognize and celebrate include:

  • Leveraging online technology (i.e. Zoom) and hosting exciting speakers from around the world. 

  • Conducting several online Grow Rotary Workshops and New Members Gatherings discussing creative ways to engage and increase our membership..........

January is Vocational Service month on Rotary’s calendar.  Please take a few minutes to read about this important Avenue of Service in these excerpts from an article written by the Past Chair of the District 7070 Vocational Service Committee, Ian Lancaster, about Vocation Service, and its history and its importance in Rotary club life. Be sure to check out examples of projects for your club to support and make everyone award of Rotary's important Avenue of Service ....

 

 

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 practices, social distancing, wear masks, and listen to our public health specialists and governmental officials.
 
By now you have read Past RI President Mark Maloney and RI President Holger Knaack's email regarding Rotary's Role in Battling Coronavirus, and Past RI President Mark Maloney's email which cancelled the 2020 Convention in Honolulu and re-inveted a Virtual Rotary International Convention in 2019. Here is further communication from Past RI Director Jeffry Cadorette and our new RI Director Valarie Wafer.
 
We encourage you to call ON AS REGULAR BASIS, 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 us 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, and have taken to hold virtual club meetings and events. We strongly encourage clubs to continue to suspend all in-person meetings and events until further notice.........  

In these difficult days, we are so heartened to receive such uplifting reports on the unrelenting efforts of our Rotary members who have responded in their communities against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, the single question we hear time and again as we traverse the virtual world is, “Are we getting involved with COVID vaccination?” Considering the success and expertise we have gained in our polio eradication effort, this question is both natural and timely.

The answer is yes. We will have an important role in the months ahead......

I want to personally thank everyone who joined us for the first open meeting, "Director Dialogue," with past Rotary International President Ian Riseley!  Remember to keep the 2nd Thursday of every month (except December 2020) at this same time (7pm ET/4pm PT) free for future meetings. Special guests from throughout the Rotary world will join me each month to cover a wide range of topics of interest to all Rotarians, all provided at no charge as a benefit to you as a member of a club in Zones 28 & 32!  FIRST MEETING was ON NOV 12.

CLICK ON THIS ZOOM LINK to See the Recording. 

For future Director Dialogues, after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  NOTE: registration is limited to 500; a live stream of the event will be provided should we exceed that number. I look forward to you joining me for this special “Director Dialogue” series.

January 14th, 2021 - Elevate Rotaract, what does it mean to Rotary?  My guest will be Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin   He'll talk with us about what "Elevate Rotaract" means in practical terms.  Register now by CLICKING HERE.



Thank you,


Valarie Wafer

 

Save the Date: April 24, 2021 - Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup Day

A note for District Governor Mark Chipman to all Rotarians, Rotaractors, and the whole Rotary family in District 7070 and beyond:

Marking 2021 Earth Day, District 7070, along with neighboring Districts, will be organizing a first ever Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup on April 24, 2021.

To date we have commitments from 15 Districts bordering the Great Lakes as well as the Niagara, St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers and the Erie Canal in New York State. We are naming the event the Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup to open it up to any club on a waterway that empties into the Great Lakes system. Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer with Rotary International President Holger Knaack are both supportive of this collaborative project.

This will be a great way to engage our Rotary Family and non-Rotarians in a day of action, draw attention to our fragile environment and our desire to be part of the solution. With the plan for heavy promotion it is an opportunity to bring awareness to the good work of Rotary.

Get your club to select a nearby waterway or even a local park to clean up and be a part of this exciting event on April 24! Mark this in your calendars - more details will follow.

Mark Chipman

District Governor

Rotary District 7070

Are you interested in your club’s path to Grow Rotary?  Having a strong vibrant Rotary Club involves Membership - looking after our members - new, seasoned and potential, Public Image – reaching out to our communities showing them what we do and showing the power of what we can do -  and our Foundation and what it allows us to do.  Members of your Rotary Club's Membership committee, Public Image committee and Rotary Foundation committee are particularly encouraged to attend. We encourage at least 3 members from your club to attend so you can share the discussion and work on plans integrating Membership, Public Image and Foundation in your growth strategy.

REGISTER TODAY and GROW YOUR CLUB PRESENCE

REGISTER TODAY - On January 23  from 9:30 am to 11:10 am -  the District Membership Committee is hosting a New Grow Rotary Zoom Meeting. Registration is now OPEN on the District 7070 website right here. 

Last year, we had a series of  very successful Grow Rotary Workshops. The rooms were filled with lots of  “buzz” . Rotarians generated great ideas to engage and inspire. This year, we will have more Grow Rotary Workshops. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get ready to participate in the 2021 Workshops. These workshops are for all Rotarians interested in your club’s path to Grow Rotary and how all aspects of our club impact membership.

Please join us on Tuesday February 9, 2021 from 7 to 9 pm for another Tuesday Talks - Understanding Your Conflict Management Style

How we approach and deal with conflict can make the difference between resolving a conflict quickly or causing it to escalate dramatically. Yet we don’t always think about how we should respond to a conflict – we just react! This session will focus on the five different approaches people take to conflict using the metaphor of birds. Are you a woodpecker, owl, hummingbird, parakeet or ostrich? There’s a time and place for each style. Find out how you can resolve conflicts more effectively by adjusting and adapting your conflict management style!

Gayle Wiebe Oudeh   613-222-2658   goudeh@ccrinternational.com   Director, Coaching & Training   Centre for Conflict Resolution International

About Gayle Oudeh:

Gayle Wiebe Oudeh is the Director of Coaching and Training for the Centre for Conflict Resolution International where she utilizes her expertise in interpersonal dynamics, team development, leadership development and organizational systems in addressing conflict issues in the workplace.  As a Professional Certified Coach, Gayle is frequently involved in coaching individuals and teams as they deal with conflict, change and goal setting. 

Additionally, Gayle is a largely self-taught artist, utilizing her time in her studio as an opportunity for continued personal growth as it constantly stretches her to experiment and rely on her intuition. Recently she has begun teaching acrylic paint pouring workshops to share her love of the creative process.

As a Rotarian, Gayle has served as President of the Rotary Club of Orléans for two years (2017-19). She has served as a Zone trainer for the District Governor Elect partners and as an International Training Leader at the Rotary International Assembly. She currently serves as the Chair for the District Training and Learning Committee, the Program Chair for District Conference 2020 and the Conference Chair, 2021. Gayle is a Paul Harris Fellow, a major donor, and a member of the Rotary Foundation’s Bequest Society.

The Recording of the January 12, 2021 Tuesday Talks is now available on our Rotary District 7070 YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4orM9hRfZg&t=78s

Hosted by the District 7070 Public Image  Committee, the January 12 Tuesday Talks was viewed by over 165 attendees from not just District 7070, but form Rotary and Rotaract Clubs all over Canada and the USA and even from Ghana. This Public Image edition of Tuesday Talks showed how to Save Time and Get Results—Best Practices for Membership, Fundraising, Promoting Rotary. Our dynamic keynote speaker, Michael Angelo Caruso, who is our Rotary Zone 28 East Public Image Coordinator, is known for getting extremely fast results. He gave us tips on being a better communicator and he showed us some of his proven effective communication strategies by helping audience members improve during his presentation.  In addition, our Public Image Private Investigators reviewed, the District Rotary and Rotaract Clubs' digital and social media presence and provide some tips on how they can enhance their public image. Sue Miller of the District Public Image Committee, highlighted some excellent District social media work by our District clubs, and we heard from clubs who talked about some of the benefits from their successful Public Image campaigns.  There was time to ask some questions from our presenters and from many of the Rotary Zone 28 East Assistant Public Image Coordinators, who were on the call and they provided outstanding suggestions to help our clubs.

Special thanks to our Past District Governor Mary Lou Harrison, a member of our District Public Image Committee and also Rotary's Zone 28 East Assistant Public Image Coordinator, for getting Michael to address our Tuesday Talks.

Michael Angelo Caruso , a lifetime Rotarian and Past District Governor (D6380) is also our current Rotary Zone 28 East Public Image Coordinator, from Royal Oak , Michigan. He has delivered over 1,500 presentations and keynote speeches on the subjects of conflict resolution, team leading and pro-active communication. He has spoken in Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean and 49 of the 50 states.......

Helping out Beirut - The explosion at the port of Beirut on August 4 impacted the entire city resulting in widespread destruction, loss of many lives, injuries in the thousands and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of citizens. District 7070 is currently looking into possible opportunities for clubs.

The Beirut Recovery Website is now up and running.  www.beirut7070.com . It contains all of the information in the video and more including an important section on Stewardship, our team members, additional documentary videos about the Karantina Hospital and more. 

Global Grant Now Established: Please Donate TODAY:

A Global Grant application (GG# 2119172) has been completed by The Rotary Club of Beirut Cosmopolitan, with the Whitby Sunrise Rotary Club as the International Sponsor partner. Clubs throughout District 7070 and beyond, are invited to participate in medical equipment for the pediatrics Operating Theatre of Beirut's only public hospital. The objective is for District 7070 Rotary Clubs to donate $60,000 US towards the Grant. The money will go towards surgical equipment for the neo-natal unit at the Karatina Hospital in Beirut. The video below tells the story, how and where to send your money. Let's all get behind this humanitarian project . If you or your club wishes to make a donation, right now to the Global Grant , you may do so. Currently, our point people are Steve Rutledge of the Rotary Club of Whitby-Sunrise ( email: SRutledge@Bell.net)  and our District 7070 Areas of Focus Action Committee Chair Richard Mewhinney ( email: rmewhinney@rogers.com ).  

 

Please "Read more" for more information

The Bowmanville Rotary Club successfully hosted their third annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham - the showcase that features great music from across the region. This year, the Oshawa, Oshawa-Parkwood, Whitby , and Whitby-Sunrise Rotary Clubs were co-presenters, so this is truly becoming a regional event. It is now available to see again. Click the links to watch the first and second half of the show! To watch 1st half: https://fb.watch/2x-60xOkxE/   Second half: https://fb.watch/2x-7T0yfn7/  To donate: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/56624

The 2020 concert featured more than 20 performers from all different genres, all donating their their time and talents to raise funds for Feed the Need in Durham, which distributes food to its 62 members agencies like food banks, shelters, schools, soup kitchens and more.  

This year, because of Covid, the need has never been greater. And because of Covid, the concert was on-line -- as a facebook live event, with donations encouraged through a link on-line.......

 

Exceptional times call for exceptional actions. COVID-19 has forced us to move our regular RLI programming to a virtual format this year. We are excited to bring you the high quality program directly to the comfort of your home. The benefit is we do not have to worry about traffic or snow!

So, what should you consider attending another virtual meeting?

Rotary provides an opportunity for all of us to provide service to our community and around the world. The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) has a mission to strengthen Rotary clubs through quality leadership education. As Rotarians, you are already a leader in your community and in your profession. The purpose of RLI is to give you the skills and competencies to be an effective leader in Rotary.

Rotarians new to Rotary and even those with many years of service will benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self.  Now more than ever, the world needs Rotarians to create a more peaceful and equitable world for all.

DETAILS OF THE ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE PROGRAM FOR 2020-21

The format this year will be different; instead of our typical one-day program at a college campus, we will be organizing a series of virtual meetings in the evenings during the work week. You will enjoy the same fast-paced, interactive session as you would in person.

Rotarians to complete all three levels  (Part I, II and III) after 9 weeks.

Each weeknight would consist of a minimum of 2 RLI courses. 

The format is:

6:00 pm - 6:10 pm Welcome & General Introductions

6:10 pm - 6:45 pm RLI Course #1 with Facilitator #1 (35 minutes)

6:45 pm - 7:20 pm RLI Course #2 with Facilitator #2 (35 minutes)

7:20 pm - 7:30 pm Debrief & Close

DATES:

Part I: Wednesday, November 4, Wednesday, November 11, Wednesday, November 18 (completed) 

Part II: Wednesday, January 13, Wednesday, January 20, Wednesday, January 27 (filled)

Part II is open to any Rotarian or Rotaractor who has completed Part I 

Part III: Wednesday, February 10, Wednesday, February 17, Wednesday, February 24 (REGISTER TODAY)

Part III is open to any Rotarian or Rotaractor who has completed Part II 

Rotarians completing Parts I, II and III will receive an RLI pin and certificate.

TIME:  6:00 pm to 7:30 pm via Zoom videoconference

FEE:  $50 donation to the Rotary Foundation is being requested for each Rotarian

REGISTER TODAY : Classes will be 15+ in size

FOR PART III: https://rotary7070.org/event/district-7070-rli-part-3-feb--10th--17th--and-24th--2021/

For more information, please contact Susan Hunter at susan.hunter@rotarytoronto.com

The Environment was the theme of the Tuesday Talk on December 8th, 2020 .  As Rotary prepares for implementing a seventh Area of Focus, Environmental Sustainability on July 1, 2021, there will be new opportunities for Rotary Clubs to engage in a wide spectrum of projects to improve the health of the planet through all kinds of actions, big and small.

Nilam Bedi, Chair, and his entire District 7070 Environmental Action Committee invited us to an evening of insights into the single most environmental issue of our times – Climate Change. The centrepiece of the evening  was the presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Bagley, Director of Drawdown Learn at Project Drawdown, which is one of world’s foremost resources for climate solutions. Dr. Elizabeth Bagley has vast experience in connecting people with the most impactful climate change solutions.

The authoritative overview of Climate Change and examples of actions at the local level from around the globe provided ideas for activities that may appeal to Rotary Clubs in District 7070. We also found out what environmental action clubs are already taking in our District.

Bob Wallace, Chair, and the entire District 7070 Foundation Committee hosted everyone in District 7070 to "Tuesday Talks" on November 10 to "The Rotary Foundation. Fund Raising in Challenging times and adapting in these times" Our keynote speaker was Brenda Cressey, Rotary Foundation Trustee - 2017-2021.


 

Brenda joined Rotary in 1989 and is currently a proud member of the Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth, Maine. USA in District 7780.  Brenda served as District 5240 (California) as its Governor in 2001-02.  She is retired as the CEO of Office Support Systems, a telecommunications business. Brenda served in several key roles for Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation over the years including serving as the first woman Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair in 2018-19 and will continue her four-year trustee term through 2021. 

Most of Brenda’s assignments have focused on successful Fund Development for The Rotary Foundation, specifically in the areas of Peace and Polio Eradication her passion and mission in Rotary.  However, she shares the importance of supporting the Annual Fund, Endowments and Major Gifts. She has witnessed several successful projects made possible by Rotary Clubs and Districts and enjoys seeing the full engagement of passionate Rotarians successfully implementing projects in each of the six Areas of Focus.  Most recently she is inspired by the amazing projects currently being carried out around the globe addressing community needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Having participated in several Rotary humanitarian projects around the world, she is a proud Rotary Foundation Alumnus. Brenda has seen and experienced, first-hand, how our gifts to the Rotary Foundation greatly impact the lives of others and how these gifts will someday bring peace and understanding around the world.  She and her husband Dick are members of the prestigious Arch Klumph Society, Major Donors, members of the Paul Harris and the new Legacy Societies and have established the Brenda and Richard Cressey Endowment for Peace, supporting Peace Certificate Fellowships. She is the recipient of the RI “Service Above Self Award” and The Rotary Foundation’s “Citation for Meritorious Service,” and the Rotary Foundations highest recognition, The Distinguished Service Award. 

 

Are you a new Rotary or Rotaract member in the last two years? Are you an older member who would like to learn even more about Rotary?

THESE ARE FOR YOU !!! - The District Membership Committee is hosting New Member Zoom Get-Togethers.  Anyone who has joined Rotary since January 1, 2019 is invited to participate. There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often there is not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it.  So join us throughout 2020  as we share some Rotary basics and not so basics.  And bring any questions you might have!  A Zoom link will be sent to those who register.

Everyone is welcome to join but these sessions are specially designed for new members who've joined in the past 2 years. If you know a new member, please encourage them to join.  Potential members welcome too,  although they will need to be registered as a guest by a Rotarian.

Rotarians from all over District 7070 enjoyed the November 25 Get Together and they are looking forward to the next one from  7-8 pm on Thursday February 18, 2021 .

There is lots of interesting info about our Rotary organization and often not enough time in a regular meeting to ensure that new members get to hear about it. So on November 25, please join us as we share more Rotary basics and not so basics. Bring any questions you might have!  The session will be of particular interest to members who have joined Rotary in the past 2 years but anyone who wants to know a little more about Rotary is most welcome. For more information and to register go to https://rotary7070.org/event/new-members-zoom-gettogether/

For more details and to see the recording of the August 20 New Members Zoom Get Together, please Read more......

Durham College, in Oshawa, Ontario Canada, is pleased to announce the re-naming of its Global Classroom. Inspired by Rotary’s international efforts to promote peace, fight disease, support education and combat poverty, and in honour of 11 District 7070 Rotary Clubs’ financial support, the space will now be known as the Rotary Global Classroom.

The newly named Rotary Global Classroom is used by faculty to expose students to international perspectives. The only one of its kind at an Ontario college, the facility connects students and thought leaders from around the world in real-time to discuss issues of importance and to collaborate on solutions by sharing knowledge and skills. In addition to hosting The Global Class, a course founded by Durham College professor Lon Appleby dedicated to expanding students’ understanding of world issues, the space is also used for student presentations and competitions, conferences, and collaborations with the community, such as the recent Rotary World Polio Day events, held in the Rotary Global Classroom for the last 3 years on World Polio Day......

What is Your Club's Online Presence?  Does it represent your club members? Does it tell the Rotary story of who you are and what you do?

For more than 100 years, Rotary has united leaders who are committed to using their expertise to take action and improve their communities.

Awareness of Rotary is high. But public understanding of who we are, what we do, and the value we bring to communities is concerningly low.

It’s important that we tell our story in ways that help people everywhere understand what Rotary does, how we’re different, and why our work matters. Without this understanding, we can’t reach our full potential and bring more people together and improve even more communities worldwide. No other organization is quite like Rotary. By using our unique voice consistently in all our messaging, we can ensure that our communications reflect our distinct character.

If we speak, write, and design in one voice, our communications will sound, read, and look unmistakably like Rotary. This will give our audiences a better understanding of who we are. Together, we can show the world that we’re people of action.

Your District 7070 Public Image Committee asked one of our committee members, Rob MacArthur of the Rotary Club of Port Hope to be our "Public Image Public Investigator" to take a look at your club website and social media accounts. We asked Rob to sum up what he found and offer some suggestions to help your club. Here is Rob's look at our Rotary clubs in District 7070 and some outstanding tips how you can increase your club's public image.....

Have you seen what is on our District 7070 YouTube channel ? Subscribe TODAY. Use It TODAY. It will help your club tell the story of Rotary and show how your club members are People of Action in your community and around the world! 

People’s perception of Rotary comes from their experiences with our clubs and programs, along with the stories we tell and the videos & images we share. Compelling, consistent brand communications — together with a great experience — can help us engage and attract more members, donors, and partners. 

Use our District 7070 YouTube channel to share videos that reflect Rotary’s initiatives and projects both locally and globally. These videos can be posted to your social media pages and shared at your meetings. They are broken down into the following playlists:

  • Rotary District 7070

  • District 7070 Taking Action Locally

  • District 7070 Taking Action Globally

  • District 7070 Workshops

  • Tuesday Talks

  • Rotary International

  • Rotaract

  • End Polio

Check out our new Rotary District 7070 YouTube channel! Whether you want to catch up on a Tuesday Talk, see videos of our clubs taking action locally or globally, share an engaging video from Rotary International on your social media or at a club meeting…it’s all there and more. Please send us any appropriate videos from your club events/meetings to be included on our channel (send to suepmiller@rogers.com). Go to https://bit.ly/3dz2iBt and subscribe so you don’t miss a thing.

Foundation Trustee Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history. Jennifer will officially become president-nominee on October 1, 2021, if no other candidates challenge her. Jones says she sees Rotary’s Action Plan as a catalyst for increasing Rotary’s impact........

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Please join us for the Rotary District 7070 Conference in 2021 on Friday, June 25 - Sunday, June 27, 2021 at the beautiful Pan Pacific Toronto (formerly the Westin Prince Hotel) ,in Toronto. The entire Team at the hotel look forward to welcoming you for
Rotary District 7070 Conference 2020-21, 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.....

ANOTHER OUTSTANDING GROW ROTARY WORKSHOP - On October 3  -  the District Membership Committee is hosted a New "Grow Rotary" Zoom Meeting. If you missed it, the recording is NOW available. 

Another very successful Grow Rotary Workshop. The rooms were filled with lots of  “buzz” . Rotarians generated great ideas to engage and inspire. This year, our next Grow Rotary Workshop is scheduled for December 9. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get ready to participate in the 2020 Workshops.  These workshops are for all Rotarians interested in your club’s path to Grow Rotary and how all aspects of our club impact membership.

Members of your Rotary Club's Membership committee, Public Image committee and Rotary Foundation committee are particularly encouraged to attend. We encourage at least 3 members from your club to attend so you can share the discussion and work on plans integrating Membership, Public Image and Foundation in your growth strategy.

Be sure to catch the replay of World Polio Day 2020 in he Global Classroom from Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada . The 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region in District 7070 say "Your'e not going to want to miss this one".

Rotary International President Nominee 2022-23 Jennifer Jones, Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer, Rotary International District 7070 Governor Mark Chipman, Past Chair of Rotary Internationals' PolioPlus Committee Dr Bob Scott, Past Rotary International President Ian Riseley and Rotary International PolioPlus Chair for Nigeria and one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2020 Dr Tunji Funsho, the Mayors and Chair of Durham Region all proclaiming World Polio Day and see the flags flying high.

Right here: https://durhamcollege.ca/globalclass/class/rotary-international-world-polio-day-2/

Calling all District 7070 Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs!

Increase your club’s visibility. TAG US !  in all of your appropriate social media posts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) so we can share your news and events. We have lots of followers who would like to see your posts!

District Social Media Tags:
Facebook: @rotary7070
Instagram: @rotaryd7070
Twitter: @rotary7070

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/

 

In 1996, the great African leader Nelson Mandela launched the Kick Polio Out of Africa campaign with Rotary International’s support, setting out a vision for a polio-free Africa. At the time, wild polio paralyzed 75,000 children each year. To protect communities from this crippling disease, African leaders, health workers, volunteers, parents, global donors and organizations united to reach every child with polio vaccines.  

On  August 25, 2020, after four years without a single case of wild polio, the African region has been certified free of wild poliovirus. Decades of extraordinary investment has paid off. 

Yet, the job is not finished. These efforts must continue to prevent wild polio from returning and to end all forms of polio for good – both in Africa and globally.

The Environmental Action Committee (EAC) for District 7070 was established in the 2020-21 Rotary year to facilitate Rotary’s enhanced focus on environmental sustainability. The overall goal of the Committee is to promote tangible environmental actions by Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs in helping to protect and restore our natural world.

Members of the Committee and their clubs include: Nilam Bedi, Chair (Toronto-Eglinton), Bob Biffin (Port Hope), Dan Coombes (Whitby), Chris Gates (Trenton), Kelsey Horning (Toronto Twilight), Anwarul Kabir (Toronto Twilight), Bukola Oladeji Rotaract Club of Toronto), Reginald Oranye (Ajax), Barb Proctor (Picton) and Cora Xiao (Rotaract Club of GTA Connect).......

How would you like to help spend Rotary's money, on some very worthwhile projects. That's exactly what you would be doing as a member of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee. 

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee Members are Wanted TODAY!!! - we are looking for new members for the District Foundation Committee to make a difference. Please send your applications for Committtee membership to  Terry Caputo, Director, District Governance Committee, at terrycaputo@outlook.com.

As a Committee member, you will make strong connections between our clubs and the district. The relationships you build with club leaders make Rotary stronger. This is an important and rewarding role.

Please apply today by clicking on the "Current District Leadership Opportunities" page in the new menu tab "Leadership Opportunities for You In District 7070".

District 7070 currently has 16 Assistant Governor Positions. Each Assistant Governor is responsible for 4 or 5 Rotary and Rotaract Clubs. 

For the 2021-2022 Rotary Year, al of the positions have been filled. We thank you volunteering to strengthen the leadership in our District.

The Assistant Governor (AG) role is a 3-year commitment. Yearly, some AGs come to the end of their 3- year term and the District is looking for Candidates to take over to keep the roster full.  Assistant Governors are selected each year in advance of the start of their term in order to receive training, familiarize themselves with their duties, connect with the incoming Presidents of the  Rotary and Rotaract clubs they are responsible for.  

As an Assistant Governor, you are the connection between your clubs and the district. The relationships you build with club leaders make Rotary stronger. This is an important and rewarding role.

Please keep on checking and clicking on the "Current District Leadership Opportunities" page in the new menu tab "Leadership Opportunities for You In District 7070".

Dear fellow Rotarians in District 7070,

Thank you for showing Rotary alignment right across Canada in support of Orange Shirt Day!  Thank you to the many Rotary Clubs that purchased and wore the HIP orange shirt on September 30. This action reinforces the message that “Every Child Matters” while also raising funds that will be split between the Orange Shirt Society and HIP’s Literacy Program.....

NEW MONTHLY FEATURE FROM DISTRICT 7070:  MY FAVOURITE ROTARY MOMENT

To meet our challenge from our District Governor Marck Chipman, we are going to feature ONE "My Favourite Rotary Moment" every month. It could be YOUR "Favourite Rotary Moment". Let's go Rotarians and Rotaractors in District 7070 !! Let's meet the challenge. 

Who has the FIRST "My Favourite Rotary Moment" ? Please Read more....

Here is a note from our District Governor Mark Chipman  and here is all you have to do :

I challenge each of you and your members to submit your favourite moment and have it posted on Rotary 7070 social media.  

Please email a photo along with the following text to suepmiller@rogers.com.


ROTARIAN: (your name)
ROTARY CLUB:
MEMBER SINCE: (year you joined Rotary)
A FAVOURITE ROTARY MOMENT: (brief outline of your moment…just a couple of sentences)
PERSONAL OUTCOME: (why this was a highlight to you. Ex: how did it make you feel, what positive outcome came from this.)

Let’s tell the world what we love about Rotary and why we are Rotarians! 

DG Mark

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Please join us for the Rotary District 7070 Conference in 2021 ! Friday, April 9 - Sunday, April 11, 2021 at the beautiful Pan Pacific Toronto (formerly the Westin Prince Hotel) ,in Toronto. The entire Team at the hotel look forward to welcoming you for
Rotary District 7070 Conference 2020-21, 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.....

Relive Rotary’s first-ever virtual convention on-demand and learn why, now more than ever, Rotary Connects the World! Watch inspiring speakers and panelists from the general sessions. View General Session 1 here. View General Session 2 here. View the General Secretary's Report to the Convention here

Connect with the family of Rotary to discover innovative ways to engage and strengthen our communities by watching our breakout sessions. Virtual breakout session files, such as PowerPoint slides and handouts, can be accessed through Rotary’s Learning Center. Want more? Rotary International will continue their breakout session program into July....

 
 

Each new Rotary year, every club in District 7070 is asked to contribute a minimum of $139 to support an HIV/AIDS-related project chosen by the members of RADAR – Rotary Action for the Development of AIDS Responses – our District 7070 AIDS committee. 

Has your Club donated $139 or more, this Rotary year? Here's why, and here's how.........

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. We are looking forward to being part of the 2021 Pride Toronto Parade. There's more......

 

 

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.....

 
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Heroes and Champions 2020 District Conference
Are you a Rotary Hero?
On June 25, 2021 - June 27, 2021
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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Welcome to
Rotary District 7070 
in Ontario, Canada !

 

Welcome to Rotary
 
Our Vision
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
 

We Are People of Action

Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.

 
We Connect People

Rotary unites more than a million people. 

Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves..

 
We Transform Communities

We take action locally and globally. 

Each day, our members pour their passion, integrity, and intelligence into completing projects that have a lasting impact.

We persevere until we deliver real, lasting solutions.

 
We Solve Problems

No challenge is too big for us. 

For more than 110 years, we’ve bridged cultures and connected continents to champion peace, fight illiteracy and  poverty, promote clean water and sanitation, and fight disease.

 

Our Causes

 Promoting Peace

Fighting Disease

Providing Clean Water

 Saving Mothers and Children,

Supporting Education

 Growing Local Economies

Supporting The Environment

 
Come Join Us – Do Good In The World
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