December 12 - Concert for Feed The Need in Durham - You Are Invited

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......

December 12 - Concert for Feed The Need in Durham - You Are Invited 2021-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News for December 2021

Posted by Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada
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In her December 2021 Newsletter, Meg SchmeiderCommunity Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, knows that Rotarians and everyone at Shelterbox do not stop for the holidays. She thanks Rotarians who have been relentless in the pursuit of providing lifesaving shelter this year through fundraising and on-the-ground support. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News for December 2021 Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2021-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

Branding

Posted by Laura Spear, Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator, Zone 32
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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......

Branding Laura Spear, Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator, Zone 32 2021-12-01 05:00:00Z 0
Second Annual Zone Fundraising Gala: “Celebrating Our Foundation!” - Feb 23, 2022 2021-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

Donations to the Fires and Flood Disasters of British Columbia

Posted by Sherry Chamberlain, Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator - Zone 28

We are so appreciative of the funds donated thus far for the Wildfire victims and now with the Flood victims of BC. There have been some good news stories of the work that has been done through Rotary and we will submit for the next Zone 28 & 32 Newsletter. If you or your club would like to donate to the Pacific Northwest Rotary Disaster Recovery and Relief Efforts, you can do so as follows. Donations for fire or flood relief and recovery can be made to the Steveston Rotary Charitable Foundation in two ways:

  1. E-transfer   Send your e-transfers to society@stevestonrotary.ca

  2. Cheque.  Cheques made payable to the Rotary Club of Steveston Charitable Society can be sent to:

Rotary Club of Steveston, 12111 3rd Avenue, Richmond, B.C. V7E 3K1, Canada

You can specify in your notes if the donation goes to a specific area or disaster as well as just the overall efforts being done by Rotarians in Districts 5060, 5040 and 5050.

Donations to the Fires and Flood Disasters of British Columbia Sherry Chamberlain, Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator - Zone 28 2021-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS - A Meaningful First Step Forwarded

Posted by John Currie, Executive Director Honouring Indigenous Peoples
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We receive a lot of questions regarding land acknowledgements. Indigenous peoples have acknowledged their surroundings in statements long before the arrival of Europeans. Acknowledgments reference the people of the land and include specifics like the water, ancestors, animals, and plant life......

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS - A Meaningful First Step Forwarded John Currie, Executive Director Honouring Indigenous Peoples 2021-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks - Jan. 11, 2022 - Supporting the Environment: Are we committed to our own success?

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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.

Tuesday Talks - Jan. 11, 2022 - Supporting the Environment: Are we committed to our own success? 2021-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

2024-25 District Governor Nominations to DG Ron Dick by January 7, 2022

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor
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District 7070 is still looking for Rotarians who are interested in leading our District as Governor in the 2024-25 Rotary year – July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025.  All Rotary Clubs in District 7070 are invited to submit suggestions to me on or before Friday, January 7th, 2022. Nomination forms should be scanned and sent by email to ron@rrdfsi.ca

2024-25 District Governor Nominations to DG Ron Dick by January 7, 2022 Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor 2021-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

36,000 Meals for Kids Against Hunger - Thank You Durham Region Rotary Clubs

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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......

36,000 Meals for Kids Against Hunger - Thank You Durham Region Rotary Clubs 2021-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks Nov 9, 2021 - Rotary Foundation - Replay Now on our District 7070 You Tube Channel

Posted by Bob Wallace, Chair District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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Bob Wallace, District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair hosted November 2021's Tuesday Talks as we heard all about The Rotary Foundation -  "It's your money, here are ways to spend it". Bryn Stiles (Past Rotary International Director and this year's aide to the RI President for 2021-22, Shekhar Mehta) showed us where Rotary Foundation money is spent and the benefits. Then we heard from a Rotary Foundation Scholar, Dr. Charlotte Hunter, a family physician with a special interest in HIV/AIDS care, who currently works at the St. Michael's Hospital Academic Family Health Team and at Casey House. She was the District 7070 Global Grant Scholarship recipient for 2020-2021and completed her MSc Public Health degree at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in London, UK.   Here is the link.

Tuesday Talks Nov 9, 2021 - Rotary Foundation - Replay Now on our District 7070 You Tube Channel Bob Wallace, Chair District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2021-11-12 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Ron Dick's November 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22
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In his November 2021 Newsletter, District Governor Ron Dick talks about Rotary Foundation Month, including the District 7070 & Club Rotary Foundation Walks, World Polio day activities in District 7070, and the November Tuesday Talks featuring Past RI Director Bryn Stiles, who talks about the many activities supported by the Rotary Foundation including a recent recipient of Rotary Global Grant scholarship...........

District Governor Ron Dick's November 2021 Newsletter Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22 2021-11-01 04:00:00Z 0
IN MEMORIAM 2021-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

Tech Tuesday Talk Special Edition - Zooming into Hybrid - Watch on the District 7070 You Tube Channel

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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.....

 

Tech Tuesday Talk Special Edition - Zooming into Hybrid - Watch on the District 7070 You Tube Channel 2021-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2021-22 ! - Part THREE - Dates are November 10, 17 and 24 - Register TODAY

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute
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In 2021, we are staying 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 will benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. This Rotary year, we will be maintaining our virtual format on the Zoom platform. Register right  here  for Part THREE.  First session is November 10 from 6 to 8 PM. Here are some important new details for 2021-22 .....

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2021-22 ! - Part THREE - Dates are November 10, 17 and 24 - Register TODAY Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2021-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks Dec 14, 2021 -"Polio" One on One with Dr Bob Scott

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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. 

Tuesday Talks Dec 14, 2021 -"Polio" One on One with Dr Bob Scott 2021-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks Nov 9, 2021 - Rotary Foundation - Register TODAY

Posted by Bob Wallace, Chair District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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Bob Wallace, District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair invites us to Tuesday Talks to watch and hear "It's your money, here are ways to spend it". Please join us as Bryn Stiles (Past Rotary International Director and this year's aide to the RI President for 2021-22, Shekhar Mehta) will show us where Rotary Foundation money is spent and the benefits. Then we will see and hear from a Rotary Foundation Scholar, Dr. Charlotte Hunter, a family physician with a special interest in HIV/AIDS care. She currently works at the St. Michael's Hospital Academic Family Health Team and at Casey House. She is also the District 7070 Global Grant Scholarship recipient for 2020-2021. She completed her MSc Public Health degree at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in London, UK.   Read more.....

Tuesday Talks Nov 9, 2021 - Rotary Foundation - Register TODAY Bob Wallace, Chair District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2021-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada - A Success

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What a special night it was , as Durham College and Rotary invited the world to watch "LIVE” from Durham College's new Global Classroom on October 21, 2021.

Tune In Here and press play. https://tinyurl.com/28w4tmn2

The 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region (and the Rotary Club of Port Hope ), on behalf of your co-hosts, the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood and Durham College invited the world to District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 - Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada..........

District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada - A Success 2021-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE OCTOBER 2021 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE

Our District 7070 newsletter is meant to keep everyone in our Rotary family up to date on latest news from around the Rotary world, from the clubs in our District, from the various committees in District 7070 and beyond. Please share this letter and keep our Rotary family informed. Make sure they all get a copy. The deadline for your story submissions is always 4 days prior to the end of the month. Check out our District 7070 Facebook Page, Twitter, Instagram accounts and our District 7070 website for the latest news about Rotary here in southern Ontario and around the world. 

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH

NEWSLETTERS:

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:

 
 

TO VIEW THE WHOLE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........

 
WELCOME TO THE OCTOBER 2021 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2021-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Ron Dick's October 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22
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In his October 2021 Newsletter, District Governor Ron Dick talks about some of his official visits to our clubs, and reminds us to join Tuesday Talks in October and to hear Past District Governor Ron Denham on Water projects world-wide, and tells us all to get the word out to everyone about World Polio Day, on October 24 and to join us on Oct 21 as we broadcast LIVE with Dr. Bob Scott moderating a live panel discussion of Distinguished Rotarians: RI President Shekhar Mehta, Vice President Valarie Wafer, International Polio Plus Chair Mike McGovern, and from Nigeria, Polio Plus Chair Dr. Tunji Funsho and by way of video a message from Incoming Rotary International President Jennifer Jones ...........

District Governor Ron Dick's October 2021 Newsletter Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22 2021-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  October 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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In his October 2021 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund and to the PolioPlus Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. .......

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  October 2021 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2021-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation John Germ's October 2021 Newsletter

Posted by John Germ, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2021-22
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In his October 2021 message to Rotarians, John Germ, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, (and also Past President of Rotary International), reminds us about Polio Eradication that "it's not over til it's over. As we approach World Polio Day, John says that we are making progress, and that we have a unique opportunity to interrupt polio transmission. He talks about the Global Polio Eradiation Initiative's new strategy  and vaccine that will bolster our eradication efforts. John remains steadfast by saying that Rotary will continue to do the work that is necessary to protect the health of children everywhere. He urges all of us to raise awareness of Rotary’s role in polio eradication. And to double down on our commitment and keep raising $50 million each year for polio (which will be matched by the Gates Foundation again this year 2 to 1. Please read more ......

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation John Germ's October 2021 Newsletter John Germ, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2021-22 2021-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's October 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Shekhar Mehta, Rotary International President 2021-22
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In Shekhar Mehta's October 2021 Newsletter, our Rotary International President reminds us of "Each One, Bring One" membership initiative. He asks us to remember first moments of discovering the power of service and to to look beyond myself and embrace humanity. He challenges us to reignite the spark of service in ourselves or our clubs during, October — Community Economic Development Month and gives us examples how we can do just that. He reminds us that on October 24, World Polio Day, we’ll celebrate our tremendous progress in the effort to eradicate polio. But we also know the fight is not over. He will be joining us LIVE on the District 7070 broadcast "World Polio Day 2021 LIVE from the Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada". He asks us to join him, this month in becoming a good tenant of our planet by helping others to better themselves and their communities. Please read more .........

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's October 2021 Newsletter Shekhar Mehta, Rotary International President 2021-22 2021-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Vice-President & Director Valarie Wafer's October 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Valrie Wafer, Vice-President & Director , Rotary International
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In her  October 2021 Newsletter, Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer talks about the incredible celebration on September 2 when we graduated our district governors elect and heard from our inspirational leaders Trustee Barry Rassin and President Elect Jennifer Jones and the Governors Elect. She noted that the past 18 months have shown us that Rotary does not slow down during difficult times, in fact Rotary becomes stronger, with clear examples of Rotary in action. She reminded us of many event coming up : World Polio Day on October 24 (share your events with your community); our virtual Zone 28 & 32 summit November 2, 3 and 4th where together we will connect, be inspired and celebrate; the Rotary Foundation Gala planned for February 23rd and soon, Valarie will announce our Beyond Borders event for the Houston Convention..........

Rotary International Vice-President & Director Valarie Wafer's October 2021 Newsletter Valrie Wafer, Vice-President & Director , Rotary International 2021-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Board of Directors Strengthens Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

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When we tell Rotary’s story, we want to position ourselves as a just and welcoming organization that is open to all. As people of action, we do more when we do it together. The RI Board of Directors strengthened our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement with guidance from the DEI Task Force to ensure that our organization values and lives the principles of DEI. Use this statement to help you set specific, measurable goals for increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in your club’s culture. Please Read the statement.....

Rotary Board of Directors Strengthens Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement 2021-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

Celebrate Reconnect Week - October 4 - 10, 2021

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Engaging Rotary’s past program participants in club and district projects and meetings can be the key to making them feel that they have a place in Rotary. Rotary Reconnect Week, October 4 - 10, is a great opportunity to invite alumni to participate in a service project, have a party that celebrates alumni, or just encourage them to pursue membership. Many alumni crave a personal connection to Rotary after their programs. As we celebrate Reconnect Week, we invite former Rotaractors, Interactors, Earlyactors, Rotary Peace Fellows, Rotary Scholars, Rotary Youth Exchange students, and other alumni to renew their relationship with Rotary. Learn more.

Celebrate Reconnect Week - October 4 - 10, 2021 2021-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

Grow Rotary Through Each One, Bring One

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Rotary’s Action Plan is the bridge between what we are today and what we want and need to be. It is our plan for fulfilling our vision of a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change. Our members, as people of action, are the key to achieving any of the plan’s four priorities. So adding members allows us to achieve more. RI President Shekhar Mehta is deeply committed to growing and sustaining Rotary membership........

Grow Rotary Through Each One, Bring One 2021-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

New Areas of Focus Icons

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Rotary’s area of focus icons promote the causes that reflect the critical humanitarian issues that our members address worldwide. The Brand Center has newly redesigned graphics for individual areas of focus and the whole list in various colors and easier-to-use formats. You’ll also find guidelines for using them. Use these icons in social media, on websites, and in other materials to show the causes your club supports. Log into MyRotary and Download the icons.

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New Learning Center Course: Public Relations and Your Club 2021-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

New Videos in the Rotary Brand Center

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Log into MyRotary and visit the Brand Center to download Rotary’s latest videos. Videos can give viewers insight into a project and provide a visualization of its impact. You can post them on your club website and social media channels or share them with friends. In one of our newest videos, “Voices of Members,” be inspired by Rotary members from around the world talking about how they’ve been responding to COVID-19. It helps spread the word that we are people of action, even in the most challenging of times. Watch the videos here when you log into MyRotary

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Shelterbox Canada News for October 2021

Posted by Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada
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In her September 2021 Newsletter, Meg SchmeiderCommunity Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, says that each year,Rotary helps Shelterbox Canada to go further, support more people, and access areas that would otherwise be impossible to reach. Thanks to your support this past Rotary year we have been able to deliver aid to families recovering after disaster in India, Honduras, Philippines, Tanzania, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Ethiopia. Find out how your club can help and become a Shelterbox Hero. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News for October 2021 Meg Schmieder , Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2021-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

DISTRICT 7070'S 2021 ROTARY FOUNDATION WALK IN TRENTON - A tremendous Success

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Thank you to the Rotary Club of Trenton President, Sandi Ramsey and Trenton Rotarian Gordon Bunt,  Assistant Governor Brenda Hellyer,  all the members of the Trenton Rotary Club, the Region #1 Rotary Clubs and the District Foundation Walk committee chair,  Thiva Kulasingam for a great District Foundation Walk!  Let's get our pledges in! Special Thank you to our District Governor Nominee John Burns for fantastic photos.  Lots more on Facebook ........

DISTRICT 7070'S 2021 ROTARY FOUNDATION WALK IN TRENTON - A tremendous Success 2021-09-27 04:00:00Z 0

Discover New Horizons at the June 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston - Register before December 15, 2021 and SAVE

Posted by Iosif Ciosa, District Governor 2022 - 23, Rotary District 7070
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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.......

Discover New Horizons at the June 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston - Register before December 15, 2021 and SAVE Iosif Ciosa, District Governor 2022 - 23, Rotary District 7070 2021-09-24 04:00:00Z 0

Brand New "Grow Rotary Workshop" on October 16, 2021- REGISTER TODAY

Posted by Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee
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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 members),  and through our Public Image, reaching out to our communities,  showing them what we do and showing the power of what we can do -  and our through our Rotary 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. You will get some tips from clubs that have been successful in "Growing Rotary" right in their own clubs.

REGISTER TODAY and GROW YOUR CLUB PRESENCE.  - On October 16  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.  .......

Brand New "Grow Rotary Workshop" on October 16, 2021- REGISTER TODAY Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2021-09-24 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2021-22 ! - Part TWO - Start Date is October 13 - Register TODAY

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute
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In 2021, we are staying 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 will benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. This Rotary year, we will be maintaining our virtual format on the Zoom platform. Register  right here  for Part TWO. First session is October 13 from 6 to 8 PM. Here are some important new details for 2021-22 .....
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2021-22 ! - Part TWO - Start Date is October 13 - Register TODAY Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2021-09-24 04:00:00Z 0

Consistency Is The Key to Successful Communication

Posted by Liz Courtney, Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator,
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Liz Courtney, an assistant Rotary public image coordinator, explains why it’s important to consistently use logos and messaging when promoting your club. In her post, find a list of steps you can take to give your club a unified image, which will build trust in and awareness of your club. Please Read her blog.....

Consistency Is The Key to Successful Communication Liz Courtney, Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator, 2021-09-20 04:00:00Z 0

Calling The District 7070 Rotary Family to the September 26 Rotary Foundation Walk in Trenton, Ontario

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor and Chair District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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Trenton is anxiously awaiting your arrival for the 2021 Rotary Foundation Walk!

Join fellow Rotarians and their families and explore Trenton through your choice of walking routes.  Choose from the "around the park" 1K route or the "around the town" 5K route.  Check out this video of the 5K route to get a glimpse of the scenery you'll enjoy.  And scenery won't be all you'll get.  The walk will be supplemented with historical and interesting tidbits of information that are sure to spark your interest.  Lunch will be served free of charge. 

Due to COVID restrictions, this year we are having a morning and an afternoon walk.  Each walk can accommodate up to 100 participants.  A wonderful box lunch will be served  for you to enjoy enroute, in the park or on your way home.  Click here to register for the morning or afternoon walk or to volunteer.  (only registered guests will receive a lunch)

Calling The District 7070 Rotary Family to the September 26 Rotary Foundation Walk in Trenton, Ontario Bob Wallace, Past District Governor and Chair District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2021-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks - Oct 12, 2021 - WASH, Rotary and WASH-RAG - NOW on Rotary 7070 You Tube Channel

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Richard Mewhinney, Chair of the District 7070 Areas of Focus Action Committee introduced to our Rotary family  Past District Governor Ron Denham, Chair Emeritus of WASH-RAG. In the first of three Tuesday Talks, you will learn what we, Rotarians, can do to solve water, sanitation & hygiene problems and how Rotarians can change this dynamic to ensure sustainable , effective water or sanitation systems that serve  communities forever. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/le_kmSIVbKU

Tuesday Talks - Oct 12, 2021 - WASH, Rotary and WASH-RAG - NOW on Rotary 7070 You Tube Channel 2021-09-09 04:00:00Z 0

Youth Exchange - Rotary, Set, Grow!

Posted by Deb Murray, Past Chair, District Rotary Youth Exchange Committee, Current District 7070 Secretary - Technology
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Here we are in this exciting transition back to a new normal.  It’s an opportunity exploding with optimistic enthusiasm. Rotary International has given districts around the world the green light to reinstate the Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) programs.  District 7070 is committed to RYE long term program.  As our district embraces this decision, we are reaching out to clubs to embrace and commit too. Our clubs are the cornerstone of the Rotary Youth Exchange program.  It all starts with YOU! .......

Youth Exchange - Rotary, Set, Grow! Deb Murray, Past Chair, District Rotary Youth Exchange Committee, Current District 7070 Secretary - Technology 2021-09-08 04:00:00Z 0

Call for 2024-25 District Governor Nominations

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor
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District 7070 is looking for Rotarians who are interested in leading our District as Governor in the 2024-25 Rotary year – July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025.  All Rotary Clubs in District 7070 are invited to submit suggestions to me on or before Friday, January 7th, 2022. Nomination forms should be scanned and sent by email to ron@rrdfsi.ca

Call for 2024-25 District Governor Nominations Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor 2021-09-06 04:00:00Z 0

The Latest News from Honouring Indigenous People

Posted by John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People

Here is the latest Honouring Indigenous People Rotary News and Events, projects, blogs, photos, films, and resources. There are many major initiatives and resources available to you and your Rotary club, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your Club can help.  Our District 7070 Action Committee's Areas of Focus Coordinator is John Currie from the Pickering Rotary Club. John is also the  Executive Director of H I P and Past President of the Rotary Club of Pickering. He can be reached at john.currie@pickeringrotary.ca .   If you have a good news story, please send it to John. Here are some highlights .........

The Latest News from Honouring Indigenous People John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Ron Dick's September 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22
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In his September 2021 Newsletter, during Basic Education and Literacy Month, District Governor Ron Dick talks about his many DG visits to clubs in August and challenges every club to add the “Free Reading Program” to their club website. He invites everyone to register today for the September 14 Tuesday Talks on Youth Service, and asks us to get ready with our pledges and donations for our Rotary Foundation Walk in Trenton on September 26 ...........

District Governor Ron Dick's September 2021 Newsletter Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Vice-President & Director Valarie Wafer's September 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Valrie Wafer, Vice-President & Director , Rotary International
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In her  September 2021 Newsletter, in Basic Education & Literacy Month, Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer talks about one of Rotary International President Shekhar's overarching themes this year empowering girls with a focus on improving health, education, well-being and economic security of girls across the globe. She also talks about Dr. Tanyss and Gem Munro and that Amarok Society and how they teach mothers to teach children in the slums of India........

Rotary International Vice-President & Director Valarie Wafer's September 2021 Newsletter Valrie Wafer, Vice-President & Director , Rotary International 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
The Latest News from the  WASH Rotary Action Group 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  September 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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In his September 2021 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund and to the PolioPlus Fund, and to the Endowment Fund, and attend the Rotary Foundation Walk on September 26 in Trenton, Ontario. .......

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  September 2021 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

In Memory of our Rotarians - September 2021

It is always with great sadness when we loose members of our District 7070 Rotary family. Everyone in District 7070 wants to expresses their deepest sympathies to our extended Rotary family. Please send your notices to Newsletter Editor Dave Andrews at dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com .....

 

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Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation John Germ's September 2021 Newsletter

Posted by John Germ, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2021-22
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In his September 2021 message to Rotarians, John Germ, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, (and also Past President of Rotary International), says , "If you can dream it, you can do it" (one of John's mottos). He knows that that literacy is, for many, the first step out of poverty. He says that our solution, in the form of a district grant or global grant, will be tailored for each community. And if it’s a Rotary grant, John adds that you can bet it will be well-planned, strategic, and most of all, sustainable.  He adds, "Rotary’s passion for literacy and education projects is well-known. So is our commitment to make them happen". Please read more ......

Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation John Germ's September 2021 Newsletter John Germ, Chair of the Trustees , Rotary Foundation 2021-22 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's September 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Shekhar Mehta, Rotary International President 2021-22
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In Shekhar Mehta's September 2021 Newsletter, our Rotary International President talks about  September being Basic Education and Literacy Month in Rotary.   He says that enhancing literacy skills is critical, especially for girls and women, literacy can be a life-or-death issue. He adds. "Empowering people through education is among the boldest goals we have as Rotarians".  He is asking each club, starting this month, to consider how your club can Serve to Change Lives through literacy  Please read more .........

Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's September 2021 Newsletter Shekhar Mehta, Rotary International President 2021-22 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Here's the Latest News from BELRAG (Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group) 

Posted by Courtney Doldron, Assistant Governor District 7070
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Basic Education & Literacy Month takes on even greater importance for Rotarians this year, as we come to see the the profound impact of the pandemic on education and literacy. As one of our seven Areas of Focus, Rotarians understand the critical importance of literacy. BELRAG (Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group) supports Rotarians to to address these challenges  to enable children  to be confident readers and learners. BELRAG is offering three excellent opportunities  to assist clubs and districts in their outreach to support literacy in their communities.....

Here's the Latest News from BELRAG (Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group) Courtney Doldron, Assistant Governor District 7070 2021-08-30 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Elect Graduation - Sept 23 at 7 PM - Open to everyone  - Register TODAY

Join us for a special graduation ceremony for our 2022-23 District Governors who have completed their Zone-level training sessions!  Join fellow Rotarians and Rotaractors from across Canada and the north-east USA. Meet Rotary International President Elect Jennifer Jones and Past Rotary International President and Rotary Foundation Trustee Barry Rassin. Hear from Rotary International Vice President Valarie Wafer and cheer on our incoming District Governors for 2022-23.Live Keynote speakers and Q and A with them if time permits. Registration is Free. CLICK HERE to REGISTER

District Governor Elect Graduation - Sept 23 at 7 PM - Open to everyone - Register TODAY 2021-08-30 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Clubs Receive their 2020-21 Rotary Citation

Posted by Mark Chipman, Past District Governor
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Congratulations to the 24 clubs within District 7070 that received the 2020-21 Rotary Citation, the most significant award a Rotary club can achieve from Rotary International! Please Read more to find out the Citation Awardees.....

District 7070 Clubs Receive their 2020-21 Rotary Citation Mark Chipman, Past District Governor 2021-08-29 04:00:00Z 0

A Clubrunner Website Refresh Program for Your Club  - Available NOW - Sign Up Your Club TODAY - Program Discount from District 7070 Filling Up Fast  - Only 3 Spots Open - Register TODAY

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor
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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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A Clubrunner Website Refresh Program for Your Club  - Available NOW - Sign Up Your Club TODAY - Program Discount from District 7070 Filling Up Fast  - Only 3 Spots Open - Register TODAY Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada

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District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 - Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada on October 21 form 7:00 to 8:30 pm (Toronto Time). Here is the link and be sure to see (see the Class Page for a sneak preview right HERE). The 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region (and the Rotary Club of Port Hope ), on behalf of your co-hosts, the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood and Durham College invite you to District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 - Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada on October 21 form 7:00 to 8:30 pm (Toronto Time).  The event, LIVE from The Rotary Global Classroom features a panel discussion featuring Dr Bob Scott,(Past Rotary International Vice-President  and Immediate Past Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee ), Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta, Valarie Wafer (Vice Presdient of Rotary International) , Mike McGovern, (the current Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee, and Dr. Tunji Funsho, Chair of Nigeria's Polio Plus Committee. We will also hear from Jennifer Jones, incoming Rotary International President as well. Together, they will update all of us about Rotary's efforts with our Global Polio Eradication initiative Partners and our challenge, going forward to End Polio Now.........

District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0
What Are your Plans for World Polio Day 2021 ? 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

SEPT 26 - DISTRICT 7070'S ROTARY FOUNDATION WALK IN TRENTON

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Save the Date. Sunday, September 26, 2021, from 9 am to 12 noon for the Rotary Foundation Walk in Trenton, Ontario. We are having an in-person walk this year for Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, the whole District 7070 Rotary family. . Please stay tuned for more information. .....

SEPT 26 - DISTRICT 7070'S ROTARY FOUNDATION WALK IN TRENTON 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2021-22 ! - Part One - Start Date is Sept 15 - Register TODAY

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute
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In 2021, we are staying 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 will benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. This Rotary year, we will be maintaining our virtual format on the Zoom platform. Register  right here  for Part One . Here are some important new details for 2021-22 .....
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2021-22 ! - Part One - Start Date is Sept 15 - Register TODAY Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Stirling's Shelterbox  Challenge to District 7070 Clubs

Posted by Lianne Radocsay - President, Rotary Club of Stirling
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To our Rotary family in District 7070,

The Rotary Club of Stirling is going to donate $5,000 to ShelterBox and the Haiti Disaster Relief Fund. That is equivalent to approximately $175 per member. We, a smaller rural club, challenge other clubs in District 7070 to recognize our commitment of $175/member and give generously. The current goal as shown in District Governor Ron Dick's weekly email to Club Presidents is is $35,000. With over 1,800 active members in District 7070 we should be able to far exceed that amount if all Clubs participate.

Prior to the discussion about Haiti, we discussed our recent yard sale which was held in the hot and humid weather. It was an extreme amount of work but each day we were able to go home to a satisfying meal, a warm shower, a nice bed, and many other comforts of home. We raised close to $5,000 at our yard sale. It was an unanimous decision to give $5,000 to ShelterBox and the Haiti Disaster Relief Fund. 

Fellow District 7070 Clubs and Rotarians, please accept our challenge!

Yours In Rotary,

Lianne Radocsay

President, Rotary Club of Stirling

Rotary Club of Stirling's Shelterbox Challenge to District 7070 Clubs Lianne Radocsay - President, Rotary Club of Stirling 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada Emergency News for September 2021 - The Haiti Earthquake

Posted by Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada
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In her September 2021 Newsletter, Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, says, "We can’t predict disasters, but with your support, we can be ready to respond providing displaced families with the life-saving aid they need right when they need it most."  Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada Emergency News for September 2021 - The Haiti Earthquake Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

September Is Basic Education and Literacy Month

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What is your Rotary Club doing to support this important Rotary Foundation Area of Focus?

Basic education and literacy is one of The Rotary Foundation’s seven areas of focus. We know that basic education and literacy are essential for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development, and promoting peace. ......

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Tuesday Talks - Sept 14, 2021 - Youth Service in District 7070 - Register TODAY

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Please join us on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 7 PM for Tuesday Talks on "Youth Services - Get Involved" , hosted by the Leaders of the District 7070 Youth Services Committees. Find out how your club can become more involved in so many services to our Youth, here in District 7070, in southern Ontario: Earlyact, Interact, Rotaract, and International Youth Exchange. Listen to the leaders: Heather Drakes, Chair of District 7070 Earlyact; Laura Bradford, Chair District 7070 Interact; Shauna Moore, Chair District 7070 Rotaract; and Stacey Chikoto, our District 7070 Rotaract Representative

Register here https://bit.ly/2WnFKzo .

 

Tuesday Talks - Sept 14, 2021 - Youth Service in District 7070 - Register TODAY 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

Watch "Global Citizen Live" on September 25

Rotary International is proud to be a partner:    24 hours. 6 continents. 1 incredible event to defend the planet and defeat poverty! We are excited to join @GlblCtzn and the world's biggest stars for #GlobalCitizenLive on Sept. 25 all around the world! Find out how you can watch anywhere:  https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/live/?utm_source=referral_partner&utm_medium=partner_unspecified_generaltoolkit&utm_campaign=global_gclive_engagement&utm_content=ctaaction_link

Watch "Global Citizen Live" on September 25 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

An August 24 Update on PolioPlus in Afghanistan 

Posted by Michael McGovern, Rotary International PolioPlus Committee Chair
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Here is an Update from Mike McGovern, Rotay International Polio Plus Committee Chair, compliments of Scott Boucher's Facebook post in Rotary District 7790 page..... 

An August 24 Update on PolioPlus in Afghanistan Michael McGovern, Rotary International PolioPlus Committee Chair 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

Two District 7070 Global Grant Scholarship Recipients for 2021-22

Posted by Ross Bowser, Co-Chair District 7070 Global Grant Scholars Committee

The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation recently confirmed the award of two District 7070 Global Grant Scholarships  for the  2021-2022  academic year.  Global Grant Scholarships are US$30,500  scholarships for postgraduate work in any  Rotary  Area of Focus . Rotary International's Global Grant Scholarship program began as the Ambassadorial Scholarship Program in 1947.  More than 40,000 men and women from over 100 countries have  studied abroad under this program.  Acknowledged as the world’s largest privately funded international scholarship program, today’s Global Grant Scholars are expected to be ambassadors for Rotary and Canada to their host countries. We are pleased to announce this year's recipients......

Two District 7070 Global Grant Scholarship Recipients for 2021-22 Ross Bowser, Co-Chair District 7070 Global Grant Scholars Committee 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Exchange is Back !!!

Posted by Beth Selby, Past District Givenror and Chair , District 7070 Youth Exchange
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The global pandemic put a pause on the Rotary Youth Exchange program.  Rotary International has confirmed that districts may resume sending and hosting students as of July, 2022.  The District Rotary Youth Exchange Committee is seeking support from our District's Rotary Clubs to select an Outbound Student in the Fall, 2021 and host an Inbound Student for the 2022-2023 school year.

Our District has successfully supported Outbound and Inbound Students for numerous years.  Students' participation in the program provides them with an opportunity to attend a secondary school, be hosted by a Rotary club, live with Host Families, experience a new culture, perhaps learn a new language, and make life-long friendships.

A ClubRunner Event request was sent to Club Presidents outlining timelines and requesting a commitment.   

If you have any questions, please contact PDG Beth Selby, Rotary Club of Cobourg (selbyandvail@gmail.com; 905-372-1514).

Rotary Youth Exchange is Back !!! Beth Selby, Past District Givenror and Chair , District 7070 Youth Exchange 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

Important Update - Honouring Indigenous Peoples Youth to Youth Program for 2021 and 2022

Posted by John Currie, Exectuive Director Rotary HIP , and Past President Rotary Club of Pickering
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Thank you for your interest and support for the HIP / District 7070/7010 Y2Y Engagement event at Camp Kawartha in early October.   The organizing committee met last week and considered feedback and the impact of COVID developments on the plans.   The Y2Y initiative is a solid program that has been well received, however safety is a primary concern. With the recent increase in COVID cases and the uncertainty of the impact on youth going back into classrooms in September, there is potentially considerable risk to youth being placed in camp rooms together overnight. The committee has taken the concerns seriously and is re-engineering and extending the program.     Please Read more.....

Important Update - Honouring Indigenous Peoples Youth to Youth Program for 2021 and 2022 John Currie, Exectuive Director Rotary HIP , and Past President Rotary Club of Pickering 2021-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks - August 10 - Marketing & Social Media Tips for Your Club  - Watch It on Rotary District 7070 You Tube Channel 

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Watch the  August  'Tuesday Talks' now available on the District 7070 You Tube Channel -  "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. Her marketing tips for your club were outstanding. 

Melissa brought the expertise of being a Rotarian, A Clubrunner expert and a web developer to maximize value for your club Technology budget. Melissa  gave  a  brief 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. Her main focus was on marketing strategy for your club and 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. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAkmltxbtP8.

 
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The Latest News on Polio Eradication from Rotary & GPEI - Global Polio Eradication Initiative 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
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Start Using the Resources on the District 7070 YouTube Channel - Subscribe Today - No Charge

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee
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Have you seen what is on our District 7070 YouTube channel ? Subscribe TODAY. Use the videos. 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.

85 Videos (and counting) that 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

  • Director's Dialogue

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.

Start Using the Resources on the District 7070 YouTube Channel - Subscribe Today - No Charge Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

EMBRACE THE LOGO - It's Our Global Recognition

Posted by Past RI President Holger Knaack and Past TRF Chair Ravi Ravindran
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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.......

EMBRACE THE LOGO - It's Our Global Recognition Past RI President Holger Knaack and Past TRF Chair Ravi Ravindran 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Nov 2 - 4, 2021 Our Rotary Zone 28 & 32 Summit - Better Together - Free on Zoom - REGISTER TODAY

Join us for the Zones 28 & 32 2021 free Virtual Zone Summit, November 2, 3 and 4 at 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT each day. Register now - CLICK HERE!  On Zoom and FREE.

Tuesday, November 2nd, we connect as we focus on leadership, and gather for our Beyond Borders event and class reunion dinners! Enjoy the one and only "DoGoodery" Chris Wells as he opens our event!  Your MC for the evening is Sherry Chamberlain

Wednesday, November 3rd, we inspire as we hear amazing stories about service and innovation from our clubs and districts.

Thursday, November 4th, we celebrate as we roll-out the red carpet and present our district Foundation and Membership awards!  Entertainment including international recording artist Martin Kerr. Speakers include Zone Summit host R.I.V.P. Valarie Wafer, Rotary Foundation Trustee Dean Rohrs, Zone Summit Chair and Director Elect Drew Kessler & Event MC Peter Schultz........ Please Read more.......

 

Nov 2 - 4, 2021 Our Rotary Zone 28 & 32 Summit - Better Together - Free on Zoom - REGISTER TODAY 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Are YOU Passionate About Public Relations and Helping Rotary Clubs Boost Their Public Image?  - The District 7070 Public Image Committee Wants YOU NOW

Posted by David Andrews, Chair, District 7070 Public Image Committee
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District 7070 Public Image Committee is calling for both Rotaractors and Rotarians in the District to join the District Public Image Committee.  Our scope is to boost Rotary's Public Image and to assist Rotary Clubs in D7070 to do the same.

We are looking for Rotaractors and Rotarians who have experience in the field of Public Relations, Social Media platforms, and news writing. We want you to use those attributes to assist clubs and our Committee . Are you that Rotarian?  Are you that Rotaractor? If you are interested, please contact Dave Andrews at dave.f.andrews99@gmail.com and we can set up a time to chat about your interests.

Be sure to see the Public Image menu tab on our District Website and check out our District Facebook Page , Twitter account and Instagram account and this Dsitrict Newsletter too, for some idea of what we do. 

 

Are YOU Passionate About Public Relations and Helping Rotary Clubs Boost Their Public Image?  - The District 7070 Public Image Committee Wants YOU NOW David Andrews, Chair, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Get In The Facebook Group - It's Time to "Get The Word Out" and Grow Your Club, Raise Money, and Get Attention

Posted by Michael Angelo Caruso, Rotary Zone 28 East Public Image Coordinator

Michael Angelo Caruso, our Rotary Zone 28 East Public Image Coordinator has created this Facebook group to help the best service organization get even better at marketing and the art of public image. JOIN TODAY.  

https://www.facebook.com/groups/getthewordoutnow

The ideas that you see will help you get more visitors, populate your events and raise more money for your club Feel free to ask questions and share ideas.......

Get In The Facebook Group - It's Time to "Get The Word Out" and Grow Your Club, Raise Money, and Get Attention Michael Angelo Caruso, Rotary Zone 28 East Public Image Coordinator 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

"Grow Rotary Workshop" on September 11, 2021- REGISTER TODAY

Posted by Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee
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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.  - On September 11  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.  .......

"Grow Rotary Workshop" on September 11, 2021- REGISTER TODAY Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Ron Dick's August 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22
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In his August 2021 Newsletter, during Membership Month, District Governor Ron Dick talks about Rotary International President, Shekhar Mehta, challenge for every Rotarian to “Each one Bring one” and every Rotary District to form 2 new Rotary and / or Rotaract Clubs; the charter of our newest Rotary Club of GOALS; our District New Members Get Together and Grow Rotary Sessions; our August "Tuesday Talks" with Melissa Wells on your Club website refresh and social media tips; and Ron's first in-person hybrid meeting...........

District Governor Ron Dick's August 2021 Newsletter Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2021-22 !

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute
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In 2020, we moved our Rotary Leadership Institute programming into a 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 will benefit from learning how we can create strong clubs with vibrant members who are engaged and committed to Service Above Self. This Rotary year, we will be maintaining our virtual format on the Zoom platform. Here are some important new details for 2021-22 .....
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) – We’re Zooming Again in 2021-22 ! Susan Hunter, Chair District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

August is Membership & New Club Development Month

August is Membership and New Club Development Month, when Rotary Clubs, around the world focus on membership in Rotary. Does your club have a plan? Are you executing your own plan to invite your friends and business associates to join your Rotary Club? President Shekhar says ' "Each One, Bring One". It’s time. Time to celebrate your Rotary club, your members, and the good you do in your community and around the world. Tell everyone and ask them to join......

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July 13, 2021 "Tuesday Talks"  - What's happening in District 7070 This Year?  - Watch It on the District 7070 You Tube Channel TODAY

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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.  

 

July 13, 2021 "Tuesday Talks" - What's happening in District 7070 This Year? - Watch It on the District 7070 You Tube Channel TODAY 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

New Members Zoom Get-Together  - Register TODAY for AUG 25, 2021

Posted by Virginia O'Reilly, Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee
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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?

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ROTARY???

On Wednesday, August 25 from 7 to 8 pm the Rotary District 7070 Membership Committee is hosting a fourth New Member Zoom get-together. 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 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 two years.

THESE ARE FOR YOU !!! -  Anyone who has joined Rotary in the last few years 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 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. 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. 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/membership---new-members---session-1/

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,in 2020 and February 18 and April 8 in 2021 Get Togethers. We are all looking forward to the next one from  7-8 pm on Wednesday August 25, 2021.

For more details and to see the recordings of the August 20, Nov 25 and Feb 18 and Apr 8 New Members Zoom Get Togethers which are now in the District 7070 Ypu Tube Channel and in Membership Tab of the District 7070 Website, please Read more......

New Members Zoom Get-Together - Register TODAY for AUG 25, 2021 Virginia O'Reilly, Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

The People of Action Campaign Helps You Bring Your Rotary Story To Life - Here's How

The People of Action campaign helps you bring your Rotary story to life by showing Rotary members as the #PeopleOfAction we are. We share a unique passion for taking action to improve their communities and the world to create lasting change. Telling your "People of Action" stories in a meaningful, coordinated way builds the public’s understanding of who you are and what you do. It highlights the impact we make in our communities and around the world. Learn how to tell your People of Action story and help answer the question, “What is Rotary?”

The People of Action Campaign Helps You Bring Your Rotary Story To Life - Here's How 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Do You Want Connect with All Rotarians in District 7070? You Can Use The Clubrunner App - Here's How 

Posted by Deborah Murray, Chair, District 7070 Administration & Support

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.....

 
Do You Want Connect with All Rotarians in District 7070? You Can Use The Clubrunner App - Here's How  Deborah Murray, Chair, District 7070 Administration & Support 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
Will Your Club Receive The Rotary Citation In  2021-22 ? - Here's How 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

 Rotary Zone 28 & 32 Website -  Your Source for The Latest Rotary News, Events & Connections You Can  Use for Your Club

Rotary International Zones 28 & 32 (formerly Zones 24 & 32) is a community of Rotarians, spanning two languages, four countries and seven time zones: Bermuda, Canada, France and the United States. It is you and me.

The Zone Website is filled with news from around the Rotary world, and even in our own backyard. Please take a look at the Zone website and you will find monthly Beyond Borders Newsletters,  letters from our Rotary leaders, dates and sites of our Rotary Zone Conferences which you can attend, Rotary events in our own backyard, Resources on membership, The Rotary Foundation and Public Image, and a section called Great Ideas To Share (Best Practices you can use and share with your members), membership webinars , and up to the minute news and download files. Enjoy.

Rotary Zone 28 & 32 Website - Your Source for The Latest Rotary News, Events & Connections You Can Use for Your Club 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Why Is Rotary Branding So Important To Your Club?

Posted by Liz Thiam, Rotary Brand Specialist

As a Rotary brand specialist, I see Rotary signs everywhere. I guess you could say it’s an occupational hazard. Even my children spot Rotary signs wherever we go. So when I attended a local Rotary event in my hometown last year, I couldn’t help but notice how Rotary’s logo was being used. At first, I was thrilled to see the club’s logo featured on a banner welcoming attendees. But then......

Why Is Rotary Branding So Important To Your Club? Liz Thiam, Rotary Brand Specialist 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

You Can Help Rotary Reach our PolioPlus Fundraising Goal In This Rotary Year - Here's How

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Rotary is committed to raising $50 million per year to end polio. Again, for the 2021-22 Rotary year, with donations matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, every contribution goes even further to eradicate polio. One dollar from you and two dollars from the Gates Foundation. Make your donation to PolioPlus and help us deliver vaccinations to communities around the globe. Please DONATE TODAY. 

You Can Help Rotary Reach our PolioPlus Fundraising Goal In This Rotary Year - Here's How 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Be Sure To Use Our Refreshed Rotary District 7070 Website As A Resource for Your Club

We are in the process of a new and refreshed District 7070 Website. Be sure to watch for the change over the next short period of time. Be sure to register for your club's website refresh too.  In the meantime, check out the resources and articles available to you today. 

Have you checked out our District 7070 Website lately?  https://rotary7070.org/

Have you checked out the up to the minute scrolling stories that you can share with your members and post on to your club website and social media pages? Have you checked out the new concise menu tabs? Have you seen all of the links at the bottom of the page?  There's more good news here... Please Read more.....

Be Sure To Use Our Refreshed Rotary District 7070 Website As A Resource for Your Club 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Youth to Youth Engagement Event - Oct 8, 9 and 10, 2021 -  from Honouring Indigenous Peoples - This Is Your Rotary Call to Action 

Posted by Bill Empey - District 7070 Representative for HIP

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.....

Youth to Youth Engagement Event - Oct 8, 9 and 10, 2021 - from Honouring Indigenous Peoples - This Is Your Rotary Call to Action Bill Empey - District 7070 Representative for HIP 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Youth to Youth Engagement Event - Oct 8, 9 and 10, 2021 -  from Honouring Indigenous Peoples - Let's All Get Involved

Posted by Bill Empey - District 7070 Representative for HIP

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 . Let's all get involved.

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.....

Youth to Youth Engagement Event - Oct 8, 9 and 10, 2021 - from Honouring Indigenous Peoples - Let's All Get Involved Bill Empey - District 7070 Representative for HIP 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Want To Boost Your Club's Online Presence ? - Try These Tips - We Can Help

Posted by Rob MacArthur, District Public Image Committee
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What is Your Club's Online Presence?  Do You Even Have One? Does it represent your club members? Does it tell the Rotary story of who you are and what you do?

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.....

Want To Boost Your Club's Online Presence ? - Try These Tips - We Can Help Rob MacArthur, District Public Image Committee 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Need Some help With Your Club's Public Image ? Just Ask Us For Help

Posted by Rob MacArthur, District 7070 Public Image Committee
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In the Summer of 2020, we asked Rob MacArthur, our District 7070 Public Image Public Investigator (P I P I for short) to carry out an investigation on all 55 Rotary clubs with respect to their club's Public Image.  Rob looked at their basic web site setup as well as social media channels and the way they were being used. A spreadsheet of the results was made available for our District Leadership Team and Assistant Governors to look at in the Fall of 2020. The Pie Chart included shows a graphical representation of the results.  Where do you "think" your club fits in this chart? What is the Image that the public have, about your club?

If you would like to know where your club is and/or get some help in removing those issues, or, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rotary District 7070's very own PI PI(Public Image Public Investigator) Rob MacArthur at info@robmac.orgREMEMBER: Another investigation will be take place in the Fall of 2021 after clubs have had their websites refreshed. Has your club improved your Public Image?

Need Some help With Your Club's Public Image ? Just Ask Us For Help Rob MacArthur, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-26 - Delivering On A Promise

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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.

Rotary's Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-26 - Delivering On A Promise 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News for August 2021

Posted by Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

In her August 2021 Newsletter, Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, says,"We can’t predict disasters, but with your support, we can be ready to respond providing displaced families with the life-saving aid they need right when they need it most."  Here's more of thenew Shelterbox "Stock The Box" Program in her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News for August 2021 Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Picton Assumes Stewardship of The Picton Rotary Woods Walkway in Macauley Mountain Conservation Area

Posted by Rick Jones, Public Relations Chair, Rotary Club of Picton

When Rotary International announced that the environment was to be the seventh area of focus, the Rotary Club of Picton was ready to go into action. The club was already involved in the six avenues of service including vocational support, community service and international outreach along with active support of youth through scholarships and exchange programs. Many members felt that more was needed. Here is what they did....... 

Rotary Club of Picton Assumes Stewardship of The Picton Rotary Woods Walkway in Macauley Mountain Conservation Area Rick Jones, Public Relations Chair, Rotary Club of Picton 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary District 7070 AIDS & Community Health Walk for 2021 is On Til Sept 30, 2021

Posted by Nick Ryall, District 7070 Chair of RADAR (Rotary Action for the Development of AIDS Responses)
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For over a decade, the generous members of Rotary District 7070 have supported the Rotary Pokerwalk for HIV/AIDS, and for that I thank you. Last year, in response to the Covid-19 Crisis, the walk made two distinct pivots. The first was expanding our reach to all community health. Through that change we established 2020’s Residual Beneficiary as FeedOntario. 

The second pivot was to move the walk-a-thon online. And though we had no evidence that this would be successful, over 100 participants submitted walk videos and over $25,000 was raised. With the crisis ongoing, we are keeping the walk online once again this year and encourage all of you to submit videos either walking alone or in appropriately sized groups. Please Read more.....

 
Rotary District 7070 AIDS & Community Health Walk for 2021 is On Til Sept 30, 2021 Nick Ryall, District 7070 Chair of RADAR (Rotary Action for the Development of AIDS Responses) 2021-07-27 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada

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The 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region (and the Rotary Club of Port Hope ), on behalf of your co-hosts, the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood and Durham College invite you to District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 - Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada. The event will run from 7 pm to about 8:30 pm live from The Rotary Global Classroom featuring Dr Bob Scott,(past Rotary International Vice-President  and Immediate Past Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee ), Valarie Wafer, (Vice-President and Director of Rotary International) and Mike McGovern, (the current Chair of the Rotary International Polio Plus Committee). We are awaiting confirmation of additional senior Rotary International leaders as well. Together, they will update all of us about Rotary's efforts with our Global Polio Eradication initiative Partners to End Polio Now.........

District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada 2021-07-26 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Willowdale - A Trip that Began a Journey: Supporting J.K. Nyerere Primary School in Tanzania
 

Posted by Margaret & Riyaz Adat

Sometimes a trip to another country is just the start of a longer and much richer journey.

In 2007, Riyaz and Margaret Adat, (members of the Rotary Club of Willowdale) along with their two sons Anil and Seth, took a trip to Northern Tanzania to go on safari. In addition to having an exotic vacation, Riyaz wanted to show his family the country in which he had grown up. While the family of four was awed by the natural beauty of the National Parks they toured, they also became increasingly aware of the many children they encountered each day walking to and from school – all without shoes, lunches or textbooks. This reality became a topic of conversation over their evening meals. “After much discussion, we decided that we wanted to focus on helping to improve the lives of local students,” Riyaz explains. “Since we were unsure of how to proceed, we asked our tour guide/driver, David Laizer, to source a suitable school. Two days later he drove us to J.K. Nyerere Primary School in Arusha.”.......

Rotary Club of Willowdale - A Trip that Began a Journey: Supporting J.K. Nyerere Primary School in Tanzania  Margaret & Riyaz Adat 2021-07-26 04:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks - August 10 - Your Club Website & Social Media Tips - REGISTER TODAY

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/
 

Tuesday Talks - August 10 - Your Club Website & Social Media Tips - REGISTER TODAY 2021-07-14 04:00:00Z 0

Increase Your Club's Visibility - TAG Rotary District 7070 - Here's How

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee

Calling all District 7070 Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs!  Increase your club’s visibility. TAG US ! 

Tag Rotary District 7070 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

Be sure to go to District 7070's Facebook Page, Twitter and Instagram Accounts - borrow and share our posts on your club's social media. Boost Your Rotary Image TODAY.

Increase Your Club's Visibility - TAG Rotary District 7070 - Here's How Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Tips To Boost Your Club's Online Presence

Posted by Rob MacArthur, District Public Image Committee
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What is Your Club's Online Presence?  Do You Even Have One? Does it represent your club members? Does it tell the Rotary story of who you are and what you do?

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.....

Tips To Boost Your Club's Online Presence Rob MacArthur, District Public Image Committee 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Subscribe to the District 7070 YouTube Channel - Start Using The Resources  TODAY - New Videos Being Added All The Time

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee

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.

85 Videos (and counting) that 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

  • Director's Dialogue

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.

Subscribe to the District 7070 YouTube Channel - Start Using The Resources TODAY - New Videos Being Added All The Time Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

What Is Your Club's Public Image? Does Your Club Even Have One? Where does your club fit in? Does It Reflect You and Your Members? Need Some help? Just Ask Us

Posted by Rob MacArthur, District 7070 Public Image Committee
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In the Summer of 2020, we asked Rob MacArthur, our District 7070 Public Image Public Investigator (P I P I for short) to carry out an investigation on all 55 Rotary clubs with respect to their club's Public Image.  Rob looked at their basic web site setup as well as social media channels and the way they were being used. A spreadsheet of the results was made available for our District Leadership Team and Assistant Governors to look at in the Fall of 2020. The Pie Chart included shows a graphical representation of the results.  Where do you "think" your club fits in this chart? What is the Image that the public have, about your club?

If you would like to know where your club is and/or get some help in removing those issues, or, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rotary District 7070's very own PI PI(Public Image Public Investigator) Rob MacArthur at info@robmac.orgREMEMBER: Another investigation will be take place in the Fall of 2021 after clubs have had their websites refreshed. Has your club improved your Public Image?

What Is Your Club's Public Image? Does Your Club Even Have One? Where does your club fit in? Does It Reflect You and Your Members? Need Some help? Just Ask Us Rob MacArthur, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

The District 7070 Rotary Club Clubrunner Website Refresh  - Available NOW - Sign Up Your Club TODAY

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor

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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The District 7070 Rotary Club Clubrunner Website Refresh - Available NOW - Sign Up Your Club TODAY Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

A Call to Action  - EMBRACE THE LOGO - Together we can unite Rotary

Posted by Past RI President Holger Knaack and Past TRF Chair Ravi Ravindran

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.......

A Call to Action - EMBRACE THE LOGO - Together we can unite Rotary Past RI President Holger Knaack and Past TRF Chair Ravi Ravindran 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Canadian Rotarian Water Foundation Can Help Fund Your for Rotary Club Water Projects

Posted by Ron Denham, PDG 7070 and President of Canadian Rotarian Water Foundation
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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......

Canadian Rotarian Water Foundation Can Help Fund Your for Rotary Club Water Projects Ron Denham, PDG 7070 and President of Canadian Rotarian Water Foundation 2021-06-29 04:00:00Z 0

New Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-26 - Delivering On A Promise

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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.

New Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-26 - Delivering On A Promise 2021-06-28 04:00:00Z 0

2021 People of WASH Photo and Video contest sponsored by WASRAG  - Second Place Goes to The Rotary Club of Newmarket

District 7070 is please to announce that the 2021 People of WASH Photo and Video contest sponsored by WASRAG with Second place in the armature video category goes to the Rotary Club of Newmarket. Congratulations to District 7070 Areas of Focus Chair, Richard Mewhinney and his Newmarket team. The video was produced after  Richard's last visit to Ongutoi in December 2019 just prior to COVID-19.  Although much progress has happened since the production on this video, where all the objectives of both 2020 and 2021 have been completed, the outline of this video is still accurate, and we look forward to being able to update this video sooner than later. Many Rotary Clubs in District 7070 and from across Canada have contributed. To see the video and see some of the photos, please Read more.....

2021 People of WASH Photo and Video contest sponsored by WASRAG - Second Place Goes to The Rotary Club of Newmarket 2021-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

July 13, 2021 "Tuesday Talks"  - What's happening in District 7070 This Year?  - Register TODAY

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Don't miss the first 'Tuesday Talks' of the new Rotary Year on July 13 from 7 - 8 PM with District Governor Ron Dick. The focus of July's Tuesday Talk is 'What’s Happening in District 7070 this year?  Hear from DG Ron Dick 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.  A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants the night before the event. REGISTER HERE.

 

July 13, 2021 "Tuesday Talks" - What's happening in District 7070 This Year? - Register TODAY 2021-06-13 04:00:00Z 0

 

District 7070 leadership Awards - Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available

Posted by Deb Murray, District 7070 Secretary - Techmology
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Each year Rotary District 7070 selects and awards Rotarians, Clubs and/or groups with awards for achievement in a variety of areas.   Each award has a specific meaning and value.  Individual Rotarians and/or Clubs have, in the past, requested to sponsor specific awards.  In order to provide a fair and equitable opportunity for all Rotarians or Clubs to sponsor, the following guidelines have been developed. The application process will open from February 1st to March 10st each year. All applications must be completed through the event page.  Click here. Please Read more for all of the details

  District 7070 leadership Awards - Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available Deb Murray, District 7070 Secretary - Techmology 2021-06-08 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Ron Dick's July 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22
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In his July 2021 Newsletter, District Governor Ron Dick thanks PDG Mark and his Leadership Team and the Rotary family for their selfless work during Covid. He added that his team is here to serve you and your clubs. He touched on President Shekhar's challenge to serve to change lives, and invited us to join him on Tuesday Talks and at the May 2022 District Conference............

District Governor Ron Dick's July 2021 Newsletter Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22 2021-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

June is Rotary Fellowships Month

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What Is your Rotary Club doing to focus on Rotary Fellowships in the month of June 2021, or anytime of the year for that matter?   Rotary Fellowships are groups of Rotary members, spouses, and Rotaractors who: Share a common interest in recreational activities, sports, hobbies, or professions,  Further their vocational development with others in the same profession or field and enhance their Rotary experience by exploring new opportunities and making connections around the world. To find out how you can join or start a Rotary Fellowship, watch this video and Please read more.....

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District Governor Mark Chipman's June 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21
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June is Rotary Fellowships Month:

In his June 2021 Newsletter, District Governor Mark Chipman focuses on fellowship that we enjoy in our Rotary Clubs and beyond. He talks about his own club fellowship, the dozens of Rotary Fellowships you can join and even the fellowship that we have at our District events like the Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup,  the June 25 - 26 District 7070 Conference, our June 30 District year End Celebration and many more............

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Shelterbox Canada News for June 2021

Posted by Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

In her June 2021 Newsletter, Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, thanks to our compassion and dedication to humanitarian values, Rotarians have now supported 2 million people in 98 countries around the world with emergency shelter. While it took 15 years to help 1 million people, Rotarians  have helped Shelterbox reach their second million in the space of just 5.5 years. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News for June 2021 Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2021-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Action Groups - How Can You Get Involved? 

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What Are Rotary Action Groups? How Can I get Involved? 

You came to the right place. Here is Patti Wright from the Rotary Club of Toronto West and Richard Mewhinney from the Rotary Club of Newmarket to tell you all about it. You will find this video on our District 7070 Yoitube Channel. Be sure to subscribe today. 

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NEW - A District 7070 Rotary Club Clubrunner Website Refresh - Available NOW - Sign Up Your Club TODAY Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor 2021-05-15 04:00:00Z 0

May 12 Virtual Rotary Foundation Gala Event - "Celebrate our Foundation!"  - A Success for Zones 28 and 32 - Videos Now Available

Over 1,200 Rotarians and their families raised over $183, 980 for The Rotary Foundation at the 2021 Virtual Rotary Foundation Gala hosted by Rotary Zones 28 and 32 on May 12, 2021. It was a fast-paced 60-minute variety style show featuring Rotary dignitaries, celebrities, musicians, entertainers and more.

Thank you to everyone who attended the  online Gala event, "Celebrate our Foundation!" Please Read more....

 

May 12 Virtual Rotary Foundation Gala Event - "Celebrate our Foundation!" - A Success for Zones 28 and 32 - Videos Now Available 2021-05-13 04:00:00Z 0

The May 2021 Tuesday Talk — “Two Drops for Peace”: Building Resilient Communities Together with S. R. “MARTIN” - RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE

Your Rotary District 7070 Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Committee hosted the Tuesday Talk on May 11th — “Two Drops for Peace”: Building Resilient Communities Together with S. R. “MARTIN” RLA Mediator, Architect & Social Entrepreneur, dedicated to sustainability and peacebuilding. He pointed out that the lessons of the past year have demonstrated just how interconnected we all are and that no size community - urban or rural - is immune to violence and Rotarians have demonstrated that we are uniquely prepared for the challenge. To fight disease, we rely on physicians, but to address the deeper divides threatening our communities, we need peacebuilders with the skills to connect with each other and ourselves.

S.R. Martin shared his experience of transitioning from architect to peacebuilder; what he learned from being a Rotary Peace Fellow; and about how Mediators Beyond Borders International, a Rotary Service Partner, is assisting Districts around the world to build Positive Peace and Resiliency in their clubs and communities. The recording is now available on the District 7070 YouTube Chanel: https://youtu.be/uq1kgErEWkY

Thank you to Past District Governor Beth Selby for a very successful year with our Tuesday Talks.  

The May 2021 Tuesday Talk — “Two Drops for Peace”: Building Resilient Communities Together with S. R. “MARTIN” - RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE 2021-05-12 04:00:00Z 0

May 1, 2021 Rotary Foundation Info Seminar - Recording Now Available

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Cahir of the Rotary Foundation District 7070 Grants Committee
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Rotary Foundation Seminar on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 8.30 am – 11.00 am  (previously scheduled for April 17, 2021) - Recording Now Available

Click HERE to see the You Tube recording. This Rotary Foundation Seminar  provided an overview of the Rotary Foundation and gave the participants suggestions and guidelines for writing District and Global Grant project applications.

On Saturday, May 1, 2021, the District Foundation Committee presented an on-line Seminar about the Rotary Foundation and its Grants Program (Global and District Grants).  The Seminar consisted of two sessions, starting at 8.30 am . The Seminar was not an alternative to the District’s Qualification process.  Instead, it can be seen as a compliment to the three training Modules that are found on www.rotary7070.org   However, those attending the Seminar should find it easier to successfully complete the three Quizzes that are required for the Qualification process. The first half of the program provided a general overview of the Rotary Foundation; its mission, funds, ways of supporting the Foundation, the Foundation’s organization and programs.  The second half  covered the Grants program and included case presentations of Global and District Grant projects from the District.  

 
May 1, 2021 Rotary Foundation Info Seminar - Recording Now Available Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Cahir of the Rotary Foundation District 7070 Grants Committee 2021-05-05 04:00:00Z 0

Director Dialogues - With RI Director Valarie Wafer  - Videos Now Available on the District 7070 and the Zone 28 & 32 Websites

Posted by Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32
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I want to personally thank everyone who join us for our  "Director Dialogues". The first one was with Past Rotary International President Ian Riseley;  the second one with Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin; the third with Rotary International President-Elect Shekhar Mehta and the fourth was a special presentation "Public Image : The Musical" .  Remember to keep the 2nd Thursday of every month  at 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!    And CLICK HERE to visit the Director Dialogue page and access recordings of past events. Please Read more.....

Director Dialogues - With RI Director Valarie Wafer - Videos Now Available on the District 7070 and the Zone 28 & 32 Websites Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 2021-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE MAY 2021 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE

Our District 7070 newsletter is meant to keep everyone in our Rotary family up to date on latest news from around the Rotary world, from the clubs in our District, from the various committees in District 7070 and beyond. Please share this letter and keep our Rotary family informed. Make sure they all get a copy. The deadline for your story submissions is always 4 days prior to the end of the month. Check out our District 7070 Facebook Page, Twitter, Instagram accounts and our District 7070 website for the latest news about Rotary here in southern Ontario and around the world. 

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH

NEWSLETTERS:

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:

TO VIEW THE WHOLE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........

 
WELCOME TO THE MAY 2021 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2021-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Mark Chipman's May 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21
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In his May 2021 Newsletter, District Governor Mark Chipman focuses on Youth Services Month. He says, "Youth Services is Rotary International’s focus for the month of May.  While COVID threw our District Youth Services program an unexpected curveball, Youth Services is alive and kicking in District 7070 !" . Mark highlights some of the  Youth Services programs in our District..............

District Governor Mark Chipman's May 2021 Newsletter Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21 2021-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

May is Youth Services Month

What Is your Rotary Club doing to focus on Youth Service in May 2021 and every month of the Rotary year? May is Youth Services Month when Rotary Clubs, around the world focus on youth services, Rotaract, Interact, RYLA, Youth Exchange and also in our District - Earlyact. Read more for how YOU can help.....

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District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  May 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and 2020-21 Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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In his May 2021 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund and to the PolioPlus Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. Are you on the District Rotary Foundation Committee, helping to spend Rotary's money? .......

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair Bob Wallace's  May 2021 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and 2020-21 Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2021-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's May 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Valrie Wafer, Director , Rotary International
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In her May 2021 Newsletter, Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer talks about a recent virtual reunion with the Vocational Training Team members that she led and spent four weeks with in Sydney, Australia, 11 years ago. This Vocational Training Team (VTT) model brought together a multi disciplinary team with a focus, in her case it was youth depression and suicide. ..........

Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's May 2021 Newsletter Valrie Wafer, Director , Rotary International 2021-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran,  Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation's May 2021 Newsletter

Posted by K.R Ravi Ravindran, Chair of The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation 2019-20
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In his May 2021 message to Rotarians, K.R. Ravi Ravindran, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, (and also Past President of Rotary International), says that Rotary is engaged in so many noble efforts and challenges us: "When will those grants start, and will your district — or you — be directly involved? Nothing is written. We write it."  ...........

K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran,  Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation's May 2021 Newsletter K.R Ravi Ravindran, Chair of The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation 2019-20 2021-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Holger Knaack's May 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Holger Knaack, Rotary International President 2020-2021
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In Holger Knaack's May 2021 Newsletter, our Rotary International President focuses on Youth Services, Rotary Youth Exchange  (and its suspension of in-person exchanges until June 2022), and instead focuses on the New Generations Service Exchange, a Rotary program that deserves wider recognition. ............

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In Memory of our Rotarians - May 2021

It is with great sadness when we loose members of our District 7070 Rotary family this month. Everyone in District 7070 wants to expresses their deepest sympathies to our extended Rotary family.

 

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Your Call to Action : The Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup - On Right Now

Posted by Rotary District 7070 Environmental Action Committee
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The Rotary ‘GREAT LAKES WATERSHED CLEANUP’ is on right now.  From Saturday April 24 (to coincide with Earth Day on April 22)  through mid June 2021, over 20,000 Rotarians on both sides of the Canadian and U.S. border will roll up their sleeves to collect refuse along the shoreline, and innumerable waterway tributaries to the Great Lakes basin.  This is great example of ‘ROTARY IN ACTION’ and brings considerable community attention to the importance of ‘ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY’

Your Call to Action : The Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup - On Right Now Rotary District 7070 Environmental Action Committee 2021-04-30 04:00:00Z 0

"Public Image: The Musical" on April 28, 2021 - A Huge Success  - Worldwide - Videos Now Available

Posted by Michael Angelo Caruso, Zone 28 East Rotary Public Image Coordinator

Our most recent Director Dialogue ," Public Image : The  Musical", on  Wednesday, April 28, reached over 450 people from all over North America and beyond. Congratulations to Michael Angelo Caruso , our Zone 28 East Public image Coordinator together with the Assistant Public Image Coordinators  (including our very own, District 7070 Past District Governor, Mary Lou Harrison) who filled the musical hour production with over 30 Public Image tips to help grow your club, raise more money and get attention to Rotary. Please read more from Michael Angelo Caruso to see the recording and the Playbill  , filled with Public Image tips and resources. Please read more.....

"Public Image: The Musical" on April 28, 2021 - A Huge Success - Worldwide - Videos Now Available Michael Angelo Caruso, Zone 28 East Rotary Public Image Coordinator 2021-04-30 04:00:00Z 0

The NEW "Club Types, Formats and Models" Guide

Posted by Diana Edwards, Rotary International Regional Membership Officer, Membership Development

Rotary clubs are made up of members of varying ages from different backgrounds, cultures, and professions, so it’s important to provide a variety of options for them to connect and engage in Rotary. But adding flexibility can lead to questions such as “What is a satellite club?” or “Can my club be focused on a particular cause?” Our new Club Types, Formats and Models guide provides definitions and examples to help you navigate the differences between club types, club models, and meeting formats. Share this guide with district and club leaders interested in creating new clubs or looking to add flexibility to their current club.

The NEW "Club Types, Formats and Models" Guide Diana Edwards, Rotary International Regional Membership Officer, Membership Development 2021-04-26 04:00:00Z 0

Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group invites YOU to a Webinar on May 8, 2021

BELRAG (Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group) invites everyone in District 7070's Rotary family to a Webinar: Building Resilience in Times of Stress and Change. The title: Trauma Informed Communities: Building Resilience in Times of Stress and Change. Friday, May 6,  2021 at 10:30 AM (Eastern Daylight Time). You can Register at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_k4cDik7RR6SWyfFrtYAc4Q  ........

Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group invites YOU to a Webinar on May 8, 2021 2021-04-25 04:00:00Z 0

Nominations Open for the Dr. Bob Scott Disease Prevention Award and The Wilf Wilkinson Peace Award

Posted by Neil Phillips, Past District 7070 Governor
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Past District Governor Neil Phillips , on behalf of District 7070 is seeking nominations, both from within Rotary or potentially community partners for the Dr. Bob Scott Disease Prevention Award and the Wilf Wilkinson Peace Award . Please note the May 15, 2021 deadline. Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions.........

Nominations Open for the Dr. Bob Scott Disease Prevention Award and The Wilf Wilkinson Peace Award Neil Phillips, Past District 7070 Governor 2021-04-25 04:00:00Z 0

Do You Want To Grow Your Club, Raise Money, Get Attention?  - Find Out How To Get The Word Out

Posted by Michael Angelo Caruso, Rotary Zone 28 East Public Image Coordinator

Michael Angelo Caruso, our Rotary Zone 28 East Public Image Coordinator has created this Facebook group to help the best service organization get even better at marketing and the art of public image. JOIN TODAY.  

https://www.facebook.com/groups/getthewordoutnow

The ideas that you see will help you get more visitors, populate your events and raise more money for your club Feel free to ask questions and share ideas.......

Do You Want To Grow Your Club, Raise Money, Get Attention? - Find Out How To Get The Word Out Michael Angelo Caruso, Rotary Zone 28 East Public Image Coordinator 2021-04-25 04:00:00Z 0

New Members Zoom Get-Togethers  - Recordings Now Available

Posted by Virginia O'Reilly, Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee
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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 and connect with more Rotarians? DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ROTARY?  THESE GET-TOGETHERS ARE FOR YOU !!! 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 , February 18 and April 8 Get-Togethers. We are all looking forward to even more next Rotary yearFor more details and to see the recordings of the August 20, 2020 and the February 18, 2021 and April 8, 2021 New Members Zoom Get-Togethers, please Read more......

New Members Zoom Get-Togethers - Recordings Now Available Virginia O'Reilly, Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Foundation Needs Your Support with our Polio Fund - A message  from Dr Bob Scott

Posted by Dr Bob Scott, Chair Emeritus, Rotary International PolioPlus Committee
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To my fellow Rotary and Rotaract family, here in District 7070,

Great news !!  At the recent meeting of 7070 District Rotary Foundation committee meeting, it was reported that all 55 out of our 55 clubs have submitted goals in MyRotary for polio eradication for a totalling more than $ 62,000! So far, many clubs have surpassed their goal for polio eradication, but their are still many clubs that are still working on to achieve their goal of at least $1,500 USD as a minimum (as per Rotary International request).  As we near the end of the Rotary year, let’s strive to meet these goals.  For those clubs that have surpassed their goal – thank you!  Perhaps there is an opportunity to donate a bit more!  CLICK HERE TO DONATE

The request by the board of Rotary International and the Foundation board of trustees is that every club to donate $1,500 USD ($1,921CAD) as a minimum. Remember that for every dollar donated the Gates foundation will match 2 to one so $1,500 dollars becomes $4,500 dollars........

The Rotary Foundation Needs Your Support with our Polio Fund - A message from Dr Bob Scott Dr Bob Scott, Chair Emeritus, Rotary International PolioPlus Committee 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund Needs Your Support - Today

Posted by Past District Governor Ted Morrison, Chair District 7070 Annual Fund Chair
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Dear fellow Rotarians and all of the members of the District 7070 Rotary family,

Great news, at the recent meeting of District 7070 Foundation Committee meeting, it was reported that all 55 out of our 55 clubs have submitted Annual Fund goals in MyRotary for a totalling over  of $ 184,000  Click here to Donate Now

So far, several clubs have surpassed their Annual Fund goal,  and many of you are still working toward your club's Annual Fund goal. As we near the end of the Rotary year, let’s strive to meet these goals.  For those clubs that have surpassed their goal – thank you!  Perhaps there is an opportunity to donate a bit more!  The world needs the Rotary Foundation more today than it ever has in its history. The Covid-19 pandemic has really put stress on the Rotary Foundation. Over 40 million dollars has been given in grants to clubs around the world to assist in the fight against the pandemic. Rotarians should be proud of the immediate response by our organization to fight this world health crisis.......

The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund Needs Your Support - Today Past District Governor Ted Morrison, Chair District 7070 Annual Fund Chair 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

May 2021 Update - Qualifications for Rotary Foundation Grants The 2021-22 Rotary Year - Do It Online

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee
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UPDATE: 2021-22 Rotary Year

Clubs interested in the Rotary Foundation District and Global Grant programs in the 2021-22 Rotary year must meet the requirements set up by the Rotary Foundation.  If your Club wants to apply for a Global Grant or District Grant next year, the club must be qualified.  The qualification is valid for one year.  Clubs that are qualified for this year, must qualify again for next year.  Please, note that Clubs must be qualified throughout the life of a project.  This is particularly important to Clubs involved in Global Grant projects.  Those projects typically take more than one Rotary year to complete. For the third year, District 7070 is using an on-line qualification process. Please Read more ......

May 2021 Update - Qualifications for Rotary Foundation Grants The 2021-22 Rotary Year - Do It Online Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

Calling all District 7070 Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact Clubs - Increase Your Club's Visibility - TAG US

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee

Calling all District 7070 Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs!  Increase your club’s visibility. TAG US ! 

Tag Rotary District 7070 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

Be sure to go to District 7070's Facebook Page, Twitter and Instagram Accounts - borrow and share our posts on your club's social media. Boost Your Rotary Image TODAY.

Calling all District 7070 Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact Clubs - Increase Your Club's Visibility - TAG US Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

Strengthen Your Club's Media Presence - Try These Social Media Tips

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee

Social media is part of our everyday lives, both personally and professionally. To stay connected with your members and community, you need more than a club website; you need a strong social media presence too.  Each day throughout this series, Sue Miller of the District 7070 Public Image Committee, posted a series of quick tips to help you build, improve, and strengthen your social media posts and keep them up-to-date. Go to the Facebook Page and Boost Your Club's Public Image.

While you are there, look for the new "Why Rotary" Series of posts that Sue Miller has featured for you and your Rotary Club. Share these posts too in your social media accounts. #whyrotary #rotary7070 .......

Strengthen Your Club's Media Presence - Try These Social Media Tips Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

Boost Your Club's Online Presence - Here Are Some Tips

Posted by Rob MacArthur, District Public Image Committee
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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?

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.....

Boost Your Club's Online Presence - Here Are Some Tips Rob MacArthur, District Public Image Committee 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Branding - It's So Important - Take A Look

Posted by Liz Thiam, Rotary Brand Specialist

As a Rotary brand specialist, I see Rotary signs everywhere. I guess you could say it’s an occupational hazard. Even my children spot Rotary signs wherever we go. So when I attended a local Rotary event in my hometown last year, I couldn’t help but notice how Rotary’s logo was being used. At first, I was thrilled to see the club’s logo featured on a banner welcoming attendees. But then......

Rotary Branding - It's So Important - Take A Look Liz Thiam, Rotary Brand Specialist 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

85 Videos on 9 Playlists - Resources that You Can Use from Our District 7070 YouTube Channel - Be sure to Subscribe TODAY

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee

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.

85 Videos (and counting) that 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

  • Director's Dialogue

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.

85 Videos on 9 Playlists - Resources that You Can Use from Our District 7070 YouTube Channel - Be sure to Subscribe TODAY Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

What Is Your Club's Public Image? Where does your club fit in? Need Some help? Just Ask Us

Posted by Rob MacArthur, District 7070 Public Image Committee
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In the Summer of 2020, we asked Rob MacArthur, our District 7070 Public Image Public Investigator (P I P I for short) to carry out an investigation on all 55 Rotary clubs with respect to their club's Public Image.  Rob looked at their basic web site setup as well as social media channels and the way they were being used. A spreadsheet of the results was made available for our District Leadership Team and Assistant Governors to look at in the Fall of 2020. The Pie Chart included shows a graphical representation of the results.  Where do you "think" your club fits in this chart? What is the Image that the public have, about your club?

If you would like to know where your club is and/or get some help in removing those issues, or, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rotary District 7070's very own PI PI(Public Image Public Investigator) Rob MacArthur at info@robmac.orgREMEMBER: Another investigation will be taking place in the Spring of 2021 to see if the results have improved.

What Is Your Club's Public Image? Where does your club fit in? Need Some help? Just Ask Us Rob MacArthur, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0
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Shelterbox Canada News for May 2021

Posted by Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

In her May 2021 Newsletter, Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, discusses how Shelter is more than just a roof - it’s the foundation for life, for families, for communities, for safety. She adds that ShelterBox aid has a real and immediate impact on thousands of families who are recovering from disaster or conflict, giving them a place to call home. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News for May 2021 Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

May 2021 News from Honouring Indigenous People

Posted by John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People

Here is the latest Honouring Indigenous People Rotary News and Events, projects, blogs, photos, films, and resources. There are many major initiatives and resources available to you and your Rotary club, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your Club can help.  Our District 7070 Action Committee's Areas of Focus Coordinator is John Currie from the Pickering Rotary Club. John is also the  Executive Director of H I P and President of the Rotary Club of Pickering. He can be reached at john.currie@pickeringrotary.ca .   If you have a good news story, please send it to John. Here are some highlights .........

May 2021 News from Honouring Indigenous People John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks - April 13, 2021 - Toastmasters and Rotary - Recording NOW Available

 Peter Hernandez, Award Winning Inspirational Speaker, Rotarian & Toastmaster

And Mark Blackmore, Toastmasters Area Director, District 60 Division E Area 44, answered  3 key questions on the April 13, 2021 edition of Tuesday Talks. :

What is Toastmasters? What will it do for me? How will it improve the Rotary experience?

This orientation showed us how Toastmasters can change our lives with its proven formula for developing personal Leadership & Public Speaking skills through prepared speeches, impromptu speaking, receiving/giving feedback, meeting /club roles, results tracking & recognition. It included Best Practices for taking Rotary club meetings to new heights as we saw how Toastmaster can enrich our lives, our career, and our Rotary experience.

We invite you to watch the recording which is now available on our Rotary District 7070 YouTube Channel

Click here to watch Tuesday Talks, April 13, 2021 - "Toastmasters and Rotary". 

 

 
Tuesday Talks - April 13, 2021 - Toastmasters and Rotary - Recording NOW Available 2021-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

EMBRACING THE LOGO - Together we can unite Rotary

Posted by RI President Holger Knaack and TRF Chair Ravi Ravindran

Here is a letter from Rotary International President Holger Knaack and Rotary Foundation Chair of the Trustees Ravi Ravindran are asking Rotary, Rotaract and Interact clubs to update their logos to align with our brand standards. This means using the template in the 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.......

EMBRACING THE LOGO - Together we can unite Rotary RI President Holger Knaack and TRF Chair Ravi Ravindran 2021-04-20 04:00:00Z 0

Historic Joint International Zoom Meeting of the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Moscow East - OUTSTANDING SUCCESS

Over 140 participants attended the historic joint weekly club meeting of the Rotary Club of Oshawa from District 7070 and the Rotary Club of Moscow East - Russia in District 2223 on Monday, April 19, 2021 . Congratulations to the Club President Trish Best and Program Chair Gordon Dowsley of the Rotary Club of Oshawa, for putting together this historic joint meeting of the 2 Rotary Clubs from Canada and Russia. Well done and very smooth. New friends in Rotary.  Rotary Club of Oshawa President Trish Best said, "Over 7000 km and several time zones separate us, but Rotary International connects us." A recording is now available here on the District 7070 YouTube Channel. Please Read more....

Historic Joint International Zoom Meeting of the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Moscow East - OUTSTANDING SUCCESS 2021-04-19 04:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talk on May 11th — “Two Drops for Peace”: Building Resilient Communities Together with S. R. “MARTIN” - REGISTER TODAY

Your Rotary District 7070 Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution Committee is very please to present and invites you to register TODAY for our next Tuesday Talk on May 11th — “Two Drops for Peace”: Building Resilient Communities Together with S. R. “MARTIN” RLA Mediator, Architect & Social Entrepreneur, dedicated to sustainability and peacebuilding. The lessons of the past year have demonstrated just how interconnected we all are and that no size community - urban or rural - is immune to violence.

Rotarians have demonstrated that we are uniquely prepared for the challenge. To fight disease, we rely on physicians, but to address the deeper divides threatening our communities, we need peacebuilders with the skills to connect with each other and ourselves.

In this presentation, Martin will share his experience of transitioning from architect to peacebuilder; what he learned from being a Rotary Peace Fellow; and about how Mediators Beyond Borders Int’l, a Rotary Service Partner, is assisting Districts around the world to build Positive Peace and Resiliency in their clubs and communities.

To register go to https://bit.ly/3sjRq0d.

Tuesday Talk on May 11th — “Two Drops for Peace”: Building Resilient Communities Together with S. R. “MARTIN” - REGISTER TODAY 2021-04-15 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation SEMINAR - MAY 1 - REGISTER TODAY - THERE IS STILL ROOM

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Cahir of the Rotary Foundation District 7070 Grants Committee
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There Is Still Room!!!  Rotary Foundation Seminar on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 8.30 am – 11.00 am  (previously scheduled for April 17, 2021)

Click HERE to register today. The objective of this Rotary Foundation Seminar is to provide an overview of the Rotary Foundation and give the participants suggestions and guidelines for writing District and Global Grant project applications.

On Saturday, May 1, 2021, the District Foundation Committee is presenting an on-line Seminar about the Rotary Foundation and its Grants Program (Global and District Grants).  The Seminar consists of two sessions, starting at 8.30 am There is a 15 minutes break between the two halves.  We plan to finish by 11.00 am. The Seminar is not an alternative to the District’s Qualification process.  Instead, it can be seen as a compliment to the three training Modules that are found on www.rotary7070.org   However, those attending the Seminar should find it easier to successfully complete the three Quizzes that are required for the Qualification process.  he first half of the program will provide a general overview of the Rotary Foundation; its mission, funds, ways of supporting the Foundation, the Foundation’s organization and programs.  The second half after the break will cover the Grants program and include case presentations of Global and District Grant projects from the District.  Registration can be done on the District’s website, www.rotary7070.org   The event will be recorded and posted on the District’s website........

Rotary Foundation SEMINAR - MAY 1 - REGISTER TODAY - THERE IS STILL ROOM Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Cahir of the Rotary Foundation District 7070 Grants Committee 2021-04-15 04:00:00Z 0

What Is Your Favourite Rotary Moment ? - Tell Us All About It

OUR MONTHLY FEATURE FROM DISTRICT 7070:  MY FAVOURITE ROTARY MOMENT

District Governor Mark Chipman has challenged YOU and we need your help. 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. What is Your Favourite Rotary Moment?

Here is District Governor Mark's challenge 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

Where is YOUR  "My Favourite Rotary Moment" ?  Please send it to Sue Miller , Today.

What Is Your Favourite Rotary Moment ? - Tell Us All About It 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE APRIL 2021 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE

Our District 7070 newsletter is meant to keep everyone in our Rotary family up to date on latest news from around the Rotary world, from the clubs in our District, from the various committees in District 7070 and beyond. Please share this letter and keep our Rotary family informed. Make sure they all get a copy. The deadline for your story submissions is always 4 days prior to the end of the month.

Check out our District 7070 Facebook Page, Twitter, Instagram accounts and our District 7070 website for the latest news about Rotary here in southern Ontario and around the world. 

 

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH

NEWSLETTERS:

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:

TO VIEW THE WHOLE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........
 
WELCOME TO THE APRIL 2021 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

In Memory of our Rotarians - April 2021

It is with great sadness when we loose members of our District 7070 Rotary family this month. Everyone in District 7070 wants to expresses their deepest sympathies to our extended Rotary family.

 

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World Immunization Week - April 24-30, 2021

As scientists work to find and distribute new vaccines for the coronavirus, we can do our part to keep our communities healthy by helping Rotary spread the word about the importance of vaccinations during World Immunization Week, April 24-30, 2021. Immunizations save millions of lives every year and are widely recognized as one of our most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to put children’s health at risk around the world. .....

 

World Immunization Week - April 24-30, 2021 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's April 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Valrie Wafer, Director , Rotary International
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Dear Rotarains, Rotaractors and the whole Rotary family in District 7070,

Recently, I was moderating a panel discussion with senior women leaders who were asked to share their Rotary moment.  Unrehearsed, each shared their personal experience that made an impact on their life and the life of others.  A literacy program in Russia, life-saving heart surgery to a child in the Middle East and a school for orphans in India.  It struck me that each heartfelt story involved the life of a child. 

Rotary’s focus in the month of April is on Maternal and Child Health. The focus on maternal health isn’t as simple as a strategy to save lives, it is far bigger than that. ..........

Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's April 2021 Newsletter Valrie Wafer, Director , Rotary International 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

The April 2021 Message from K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran,  Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation

Posted by K.R Ravi Ravindran, Chair of The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation 2019-20
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In his April 2021 message to Rotarians, K.R. Ravi Ravindran, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, (and also Past President of Rotary International), talks about our Rotary Foundation programs of scale grants that will award a $2 million grant annually to one project that aligns with one or more of Rotary’s areas of focus. The grant should solve problems for many people in a large geographic area through a measurable and sustainable approach within a three- to five-year period. The grant also requires like-minded partners who are committed and resourceful. The idea is also to replicate these programs in different communities around the world, applying the lessons learned. It is the latest chapter in the story of Rotary, one that recounts how ordinary citizens unite to not only plan big but also take bold action to help others in need...........

The April 2021 Message from K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran,  Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation K.R Ravi Ravindran, Chair of The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation 2019-20 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Holger Knaack's April 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Holger Knaack, Rotary International President 2020-2021
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In Holger Knaack's April 2021 Newsletter, our Rotary International President focuses on Earth Day on 22 April with a new sense of purpose, since the environment is now an area of focus for Rotary. Holger tells us that solutions for all great tasks always start with you and me, and there is much we as individuals can do simply by changing our behavior. He adds that support from The Rotary Foundation will define this new chapter in our service. Through district and global grant projects, we will build upon our previous projects that help the environment............

Rotary International President Holger Knaack's April 2021 Newsletter Holger Knaack, Rotary International President 2020-2021 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Mark Chipman's April 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21
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Hello District 7070 Rotarians and the whole Rotary family:

April is Maternal and Child Health month in Rotary. In many Districts surrounding the Great Lakes, including District 7070, April is also a kickoff to ‘Supporting the Environment’ as the newest Area of Focus.

Maternal and Child Health

According to Rotary, an estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation.  To help mitigate these preventable causes of death, Rotary provides education, immunizations, birth kits, and mobile health clinics. Women are taught how to prevent mother-to-infant HIV transmission, how to breast-feed, and how to protect themselves and their children from disease.     Please Read more  .............

District Governor Mark Chipman's April 2021 Newsletter Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

April is Maternal and Child Health Month

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What Is your Rotary Club doing to focus on Maternal and Child Health in April 2021 ? Every day mothers risk their lives giving birth and millions of children die each year from treatable, preventable causes. At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, we provide immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improve access to essential medical services, and support trained health care providers for mothers and their children. Your Rotary projects ensure sustainability by empowering the local community to take ownership of health care training programs. Here is a challenge to your Rotary Club........

April is Maternal and Child Health Month 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair's April 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and 2020-21 Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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In his April 2021 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund and to the PolioPlus Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. How would YOU like to spend Rotary's money? Find out how, right here, in Bob's letter. There is lots more news in PDG Bob's letter........

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair's April 2021 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and 2020-21 Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

April 2021 Update - Qualifications for Rotary Foundation Grants The 2021-22 Rotary Year - Do It Online

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee
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UPDATE: 2021-22 Rotary Year

Clubs that plan to participate in the Rotary Foundation programs in the 2021-22 Rotary year must meet the requirements set up by the Rotary Foundation.  All Clubs that want to apply for a Global Grant or District Grant next year, must be qualified for the 2021-22 Rotary year.  The qualification is only valid for one year.  Therefore, Clubs that are qualified for this year, must qualify again for next year.  It is also important to note that Clubs must be qualified throughout the life of a project.  This is of particular importance to Clubs involved in Global Grant projects, as those projects typically take more than one Rotary year to complete.

Two years ago, District 7070 started using an on-line qualification process.  Three modules related to the Rotary Foundation, Global Grants and District Grants are posted on the District’s website.  There is a quiz connected with each module.  At least, two members from a Club must successfully complete the three quizzes for the Club to become qualified.  It doesn’t have to be the same members taking the qualification each year.  On the contrary, ask other members of the Club to complete the training.  It is a great way of making more members aware of the Rotary Foundation and everything around it.......

April 2021 Update - Qualifications for Rotary Foundation Grants The 2021-22 Rotary Year - Do It Online Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Latest News from the  WASH Rotary Action Group 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

April 2021 News from Honouring Indigenous People

Posted by John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People

Here is the latest Honouring Indigenous People Rotary News and Events, projects, blogs, photos, films, and resources. There are many major initiatives and resources available to you and your Rotary club, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your Club can help.  Our District 7070 Action Committee's Areas of Focus Coordinator is John Currie from the Pickering Rotary Club. John is also the  Executive Director of H I P and President of the Rotary Club of Pickering. He can be reached at john.currie@pickeringrotary.ca .   If you have a good news story, please send it to John. Click here to view their new website. For more news, check the Areas of Focus Action Committees Menu Bar in the District Newsletter under HIP.  This rapidly growing nation-wide movement, HIP,  is a partnership between Indigenous Peoples & Rotarians. The new website contains stories about supporters, just like you and your Club, who are making an impact across Canada by taking action to create lasting change! Here is a link to their latest Newsletter.  Here are some highlights .........

April 2021 News from Honouring Indigenous People John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News for April 2021

Posted by Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

In her April 2021 Newsletter, Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, discusses how having access to clean water reduces the risk of illness caused by bacteria and other pathogens found in dirty water. By providing families with water containers and water filters, we can make safe drinking water one less thing to worry about.  Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News for April 2021 Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News for April 2021

Posted by Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

In her April 2021 Newsletter, Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, discusses how having access to clean water reduces the risk of illness caused by bacteria and other pathogens found in dirty water. By providing families with water containers and water filters, we can make safe drinking water one less thing to worry about.. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News for April 2021 Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Announcing the Rotary District 7070 Conference - Resheduled for June 25-26, 2021

Big News – the Rotary D7070 Conference is now scheduled for June 25-26, 2021!!!

With COVID, our D7070 Conference has had to be rescheduled a few times.  We are now excited to announce that our Conference, “Heroes and Champions”, has been scheduled for June 25-26, 2021 and will be a hybrid celebration with fun activities including community engagement events and inspiring online speakers!

Save the dates: June 25 and 26

To see what we have in store, please "Read more".......

Announcing the Rotary District 7070 Conference - Resheduled for June 25-26, 2021 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

April 2021 News from Honouring Indigenous People

Posted by John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People

Here is the latest Honouring Indigenous People Rotary News and Events, projects, blogs, photos, films, and resources. There are many major initiatives and resources available to you and your Rotary club, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your Club can help.  Our District 7070 Action Committee's Areas of Focus Coordinator is John Currie from the Pickering Rotary Club. John is also the  Executive Director of H I P and President of the Rotary Club of Pickering. He can be reached at john.currie@pickeringrotary.ca .   If you have a good news story, please send it to John. Click here to view their new website. For more news, check the Areas of Focus Action Committees Menu Bar in the District Newsletter under HIP.  This rapidly growing nation-wide movement, HIP,  is a partnership between Indigenous Peoples & Rotarians. The new website contains stories about supporters, just like you and your Club, who are making an impact across Canada by taking action to create lasting change! Here is a link to their latest Newsletter.  Here are some highlights .........

April 2021 News from Honouring Indigenous People John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Position of District Secretary - Open for 2021-2024 - Apply Today

Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor Elect
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The District 7070 Board is seeking a Rotarian or Rotaractor from District 7070 with effective communication skills and a collaborative spirit to fill the position of District Secretary. This position is considered an officer on the District 7070 board. This is a 3-year commitment, with yearly renewal (year 1: receiving training, year 2: full year leading in position, year 3: training successor). reporting to the District Governor (DG), under the direction and assistance of the Administration and Support Leader.

To Apply: Contact Ron Dick (ron@rrdfsi.ca)  

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

Position of District Secretary - Open for 2021-2024 - Apply Today Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor Elect 2021-03-30 04:00:00Z 0

April 19 at 12 Noon - Holger Knaack the Keynote Speaker at the Historic Joint International Zoom Meeting of the Rotary Club of Oshawa and Moscow East - REGISTER TODAY

The Rotary Clubs of Oshawa, Ontario ,Canada and East Moscow in Russia will be holding a historic joint international clubs meeting on Monday, 19th of April, 2021 at 12:00 noon.  The two clubs will joined by Rotary International President Holger Knaack as the keynote speaker. This is a very unique event and you don’t want to miss the opportunity to be part of a very history making event. Please register ASAP to be part this amazing opportunity and share in International Rotary friendship experience. Once registered you will receive the meeting link and please login early on meeting day. If you have any questions please email Past President Emmy Iheme at emmy878@sympatico.ca or Rotarian Gordon Dowsley at gdowsley@yahoo.com.

 
April 19 at 12 Noon - Holger Knaack the Keynote Speaker at the Historic Joint International Zoom Meeting of the Rotary Club of Oshawa and Moscow East - REGISTER TODAY 2021-03-30 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International Build Resilient Communities

Posted by Veronica Jacob, Director of Innovation and Impact, Mediators Beyond Borders International

During these unprecedented times, we are all experiencing moments of panic, fear, scarcity, and uncertainty, and conflict seems inevitable. But conflict is not inherently bad; it is simply an expression of our diversity – diverse needs, perspectives, and possibilities. Conflict is natural; violence is not. And with the right skills, conflict can be transformed into a positive source of creativity, collaboration, creative problem solving, and unprecedented progress.

As an official service partner of Rotary, Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) comes with an international team of practitioners with the technical expertise to equip local communities with critical conflict transformation skills, worldwide. Rotary has already experienced the power of partnership in organizing polio vaccinations with local and global partner organizations; in the same way, Rotary can reduce violent conflict globally by collaborating with MBBI........

Rotary and Mediators Beyond Borders International Build Resilient Communities Veronica Jacob, Director of Innovation and Impact, Mediators Beyond Borders International 2021-03-30 04:00:00Z 0

April 21, 2021 - Rotary District 7070 Earth Day Virtual Celebration - 7 pm - REGISTER TODAY

ROTARY'S DISTRICT 7070 EARTH DAY 2021 VIRTUAL CELEBRATION

On Wednesday April 21, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, leading up to Earth Day (April 22) and the Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup, Rotary District 7070 , here in southern Ontario, Canada, the Rotary District 7070 Environmental Action Committee invite YOU to the Rotary District 7070  “Earth Day 2021 Virtual Celebration!”. This is open to all Rotarians and guests everywhere. PLEASE REGSITER TODAY . Register right here:

https://rotary7070.org/event/d7070-earth-day-great-lakes-watershed-cleanup/

COME AND HEAR:

Importance of the Great Lakes – Mark Fisher, CEO, Council of the Great Lakes. The health and vitality of the Great Lakes to Ontario and neighbouring states and multi-jurisdictional cooperation in managing this shared resource

AND COME AND HEAR:

Sam Demma, PickWaste. An entrepreneur and youth coach, Sam has a compelling and inspirational story delivered at several TED Talks. Sam started PickWaste, a community cleanup initiative that has caught widespread attention; check out Sam at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LahCkbpWhp8&t=71sc

 

To see all of the evening details. PLEASE READ MORE...

April 21, 2021 - Rotary District 7070 Earth Day Virtual Celebration - 7 pm - REGISTER TODAY 2021-03-28 04:00:00Z 0

2021 District Conference  - June 25 and 26, 2021 - REGISTER TODAY

Big News – the Rotary D7070 Conference is now scheduled for June 25-26, 2021!!!

REGISTER TODAY -     CLICK HERE

With COVID, our D7070 Conference has had to be rescheduled a few times.  We are now excited to announce that our Conference, “Heroes and Champions”, has been scheduled for June 25-26, 2021 and will be a hybrid celebration with fun activities including community engagement events and inspiring online speakers!

To see what we have in store, please "Read more".......

2021 District Conference - June 25 and 26, 2021 - REGISTER TODAY 2021-03-27 04:00:00Z 0

Online Rotary Foundation Gala Event - "Celebrate our Foundation!" on May 12, 2021 - REGISTER TODAY !!

Posted by Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32
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Dear fellow Rotarians, 

Thank you for your service in a most difficult year. Your leadership is critical to ensure that your members stay engaged within their clubs, continue to serve their communities, and adapt to the realities of the pandemic. We are asking for your help with our Rotary Foundation event on May 12, 2021. Together, we will celebrate what we have achieved and inspire Rotarians to do more. The online Gala event, "Celebrate our Foundation!" will be held Wednesday, May 12, from 8-9 pm ET (5-6 PT). It will be a fast-paced 60-minute variety style show featuring Rotary dignitaries, celebrities, musicians, entertainers and more.

Details are at the event website: www.bit.ly/TRF-Gala.    Please Read more.....

Online Rotary Foundation Gala Event - "Celebrate our Foundation!" on May 12, 2021 - REGISTER TODAY !! Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 2021-03-27 04:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks - March 9, 2021 - " Youth Services - It's Time To Get Involved" - RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE

Congratulations to the Youth Service Committee and Chair Patti Wright for an outstanding presentation on March 9, 2021  for Tuesday Talks on Youth Services. We found out how our clubs can become more involved in so many service to our Youth, here in District 7070, in southern Ontario: Earlyact, Interact, Rotaract, RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards), International Youth Exchange and a brand new venture for District 7070, called ROTEX. Listen to the leaders. 
 

We saw how Rotaract has changed  and how easy it is for your club to start a Rotaract Club. Rotaractors are really changing the world. How great is Interact? We heard from them and saw first-handed. The Youth Exchange team is looking for volunteers, students for the exchange, and of course, volunteer host families. We found out how our clubs can participate. The RYLA program helps our young adults here in southern Ontario, with so many Leadership Development skills and challenges. The RYLA team is looking for your volunteers to help put together an outstanding RYLA week in 2022. Their planning starts now. They are looking for you. If your club already sponsors a Rotaract or Interact Club, we hope you enjoyed hearing their talk about what they are doing to make a difference in our world. We hope you tuned in live, but just in case, HERE IS  a link to the You Tube recording. This is a "not to miss" Tuesday Talks featuring our own members right here in our District 7070. 

Tuesday Talks - March 9, 2021 - " Youth Services - It's Time To Get Involved" - RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE 2021-03-27 04:00:00Z 0

SAVE THE DATE - Rotary Foundation Seminar on Zoom Saturday, MAY 1, 2021, 8.30 am – 11.00 am
 

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee
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On Saturday, MAY 1, 2021, the District Foundation Committee will organize an on-line Seminar about the Rotary Foundation and its Grants Program (Global and District Grants).  The Seminar will be organized in two sessions, starting at 8.30 am with a 15 minutes break.  We plan to finish by 11.00 am.. PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE.

The Seminar is not an alternative to the District’s Qualification process.  Instead, it can be seen as a compliment to the three training Modules that are found on www.rotary7070.org   However, those attending the Seminar should find it easier to successfully complete the three Quizzes that are required for the Qualification process..

The first half of the program will provide a general overview of the Rotary Foundation; its mission, funds, ways of supporting the Foundation, the Foundation’s organization and programs.  The second half after the break will cover the Grants program and include case presentations of Global and District Grant projects from the District.

A more detailed program as well as registration instructions will be posted on the District’s website, https://rotary7070.org/event/rotary-foundation-seminar/

SAVE THE DATE - Rotary Foundation Seminar on Zoom Saturday, MAY 1, 2021, 8.30 am – 11.00 am  Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee 2021-03-27 04:00:00Z 0

New Members Zoom Get-Together  - Register TODAY for APRIL 8, 2021

Posted by Virginia O'Reilly, Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee
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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? DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ROTARY???

On Thursday, April 8 from 7 to 8 pm the Rotary District 7070 Membership Committee is hosting a fourth New Member Zoom get-together. 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 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 two years.

THESE ARE FOR YOU !!! -  Anyone who has joined Rotary in the last few years 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 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. 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. 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://bit.ly/31bcIBV.

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 and February 18 Get Togethers. We are all looking forward to the next one from  7-8 pm on Thursday April 8, 2021.

For more details and to see the recordings of the August 20, Nov 25 and Feb 18 New Members Zoom Get Togethers which are now in the Membership Tab of the District 7070 Website, please Read more......

New Members Zoom Get-Together - Register TODAY for APRIL 8, 2021 Virginia O'Reilly, Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2021-03-27 04:00:00Z 0

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 2021 Taipei Virtual Rotary International Convention - June 12 - 16, 2021

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 2021 Taipei Virtual Rotary International Convention - June 12 - 16, 2021

RI President Holger Knaack is looking forward to having all Rotarians join him for the Rotary Virtual Convention. The Virtual Convention will be open to all Rotary members and participants. Event registration will open in mid-April and will include a promotional fee of $49 for 21 days, with an increase afterward to $65. The cost of each preconvention event is $20. Both the convention and preconvention events include access to the House of Friendship. Lots of breakout sessions too. 

https://convention.rotary.org/en/taipei

 

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 2021 Taipei Virtual Rotary International Convention - June 12 - 16, 2021 2021-03-26 04:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to The Rotary Club of Ajax - 70th Anniversary 2021-03-24 04:00:00Z 0

Join Us on March 30, 2021 for the Inside Scoop on Rotary Youth Exchange

Has your Rotary Club discussed becoming a Rotary Youth Exchange host club?  Have you thought about it but just need to know more?  Then join us for this interactive session.  Your District 7070 Youth Exchange Committee will provide you with an introduction to Youth Exchange and then open the floor for questions. Join us for the Inside Scoop on march 30 on Zoom from 7 to 8 pm. Register right here

Get the inside scoop on what it takes for your club to get involved.  Learn the following:

  • Covid-19? - Plans for when Youth Exchanges resume 
  • How to say YES to youth exchange
  • Deadlines for committing
  • Club requirements
  • Budget
  • Processes for selecting students and recruiting host families
  • What to expect during the year with an exchange student

Rotary Youth Exchange changes lives!  Click here to read about the impact your club can have by saying YES to Rotary Youth Exchange.  

Have a question in mind?  Add it to the comments during registration for this event.

Can't join us on March 30 but want to learn more?  Click here for the Youth Exchange Handbook., or visit http://www.yepd7070.org or email us at rye.d7070@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you on zoom.  

The meeting link will be sent to all registered attendees on March 29th. 

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Bill MacKay Honoured with Rotary International's Service Above Self Award

The Service Above Self Award is considered Rotary International’s highest honor to bestow on a Rotarian. 

The purpose of this award is to recognize those individual Rotarians who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, in any form and at any level, with emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary. The Rotary International Service Above Self Award was initiated in 1992 and is Rotary International's highest honour for individual Rotarians. A maximum of 150 recipients worldwide may be selected each year. No member from the Rotary Club of Belleville has received the award and there have only been eight recipients in District 7070. One notable recipient was Past RI President Wilf Wilkinson in 2005-06.

District Governor Mark Chipman, a virtual guest at the Rotary Club of Belleville’s March 19, 2021 Zoom meeting said, “It is my pleasure today, as Governor of District 7070 to inform you that William (Bill) MacKay, has been selected by the Rotary International Board of Directors to receive the 2020-21 Service Above Self Award.”.......Please read more.......

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Director Dialogue - With RI Director Valarie Wafer  - "Public Image The Musical" - Register TODAY for April 28, 2021 and see the links to previous recordings

Posted by Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32
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I want to personally thank everyone who join us for our  "Director Dialogues". The first one was with Past Rotary International President Ian Riseley and the second one with Past Rotary International President Barry Rassin and the third with Rotary International President-Elect Shekhar Mehta .  Remember to keep the 2nd Thursday of every month  at 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!  

 And CLICK HERE to visit the Director Dialogue page and access recordings of past events.

Our next Director Dialogue is scheduled for Wednesday, April 28th.  Join us for "Public Image: The Musical!"  Registration is required; CLICK ON THIS LINK to register for the webinar. 

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.

Thank you,


Valarie Wafer

 

Director Dialogue - With RI Director Valarie Wafer - "Public Image The Musical" - Register TODAY for April 28, 2021 and see the links to previous recordings Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 2021-03-12 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks - April 13, 2021 - Toastmasters and Rotary

Join Peter Hernandez, Award Winning Inspirational Speaker, Rotarian & Toastmaster

And Mark Blackmore, Toastmasters Area Director, District 60 Division E Area 44 

On Tues. April 13th @ 7pm-8pm  

This Tuesday Talk aims to answer 3 key questions:

What is Toastmasters? What will it do for me? How will it improve the Rotary experience?

This orientation will show you how Toastmasters can change your life with its proven formula for developing personal Leadership & Public Speaking skills through prepared speeches, impromptu speaking, receiving/giving feedback, meeting /club roles, results tracking & recognition. It will also include Best Practices for taking Rotary club meetings to new heights.

Click here to register.

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District 7070 International Women's Day Event - March 8, 2021 - Outstanding Success

District 7070 hosted a world-wide celebration which brought together female leaders both in industry and Rotary who shared bold ideas, history and women in Rotary and business. These trailblazers really did invoke our Rotary spirit and inspire us all with the work they have done over the years!

Thank yu to Johanna deBoer and Jan Hoselton for organizing the March 8 celebration of Women in Rotary on International Women's Day 2021. Over 80 Rotarians and guests from all over the country and beyond attended over Zoom. There was a quick meet and greet before we started the presentations, and we were led in toast by our District Governor Mark Chipman. 

For more details, please Read more.....

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"Grow Rotary Workshop" on February 27, 2021- Recording Now Available

Posted by Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee
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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.  Over 65 Rotarians and Rotaractors attended the February 27, 2021 Grow Rotary Workshop. Lots of fantastic,  proven ideas to grow your club with new members and to retain and engage your current members. Thank you to Virginia O'Reilly and her District 7070 membership Committee for another great workshop. These sessions are really geared to members of your  Club's Membership committee, Public Image committee and Rotary Foundation committee.  We encourage at least 3 members from your club to attend the next "Grow Rotary Workshop" so you can share the discussion and work on plans integrating Membership, Public Image and Foundation in your growth strategy. HERE IS A LINK, ON OUR ROTARY DISTRICT 7070 YOUTUBE CHANNEL OF THE FEBRUARY 27, 2021 GROW ROTARY WORKSHOP. There's more .....

"Grow Rotary Workshop" on February 27, 2021- Recording Now Available Virginia O'Reilly - Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2021-03-02 05:00:00Z 0

Your Call to Action : April 24 thru to mid June, 2021 - Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup

Posted by Rotary District 7070 Environmental Action Committee

The Rotary ‘GREAT LAKES WATERSHED CLEANUP’ is here.  From Saturday April 24 (to coincide with Earth Day on April 22)  through mid June 2021, over 20,000 Rotarians on both sides of the Canadian and U.S. border will roll up their sleeves to collect refuse along the shoreline, and innumerable waterway tributaries to the Great Lakes basin.  This is great example of ‘ROTARY IN ACTION’ and brings considerable community attention to the importance of ‘ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY’

With the Ontario COVID-19 shutdown to the end of April, we encourage Rotary and Rotaract clubs to find a date between now and mid June that works for your club to participate.

The District 7070 Environmental Action Committee is leading the Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup Initiative, as it gets rolled out right across our District. This is an initiative hatched by our District 7070 Governor Mark Chipman, with his fellow District Governors surrounding the Great Lakes. Mark is very excited about the potential for this event and here's why..... It’s actually huge – with 15 districts involved – 500 Clubs & 20,000 Rotarians.  This is your Call To Action - What is your club doing?   Please Read more....

Your Call to Action : April 24 thru to mid June, 2021 - Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup Rotary District 7070 Environmental Action Committee 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Beirut Karantina Hospital Global Grant Initiative - THANK YOU TO THE ROTARY CLUBS IN ROTARY DISTRICT 7070

Thank you to Whitby-Sunrise Rotarian Steve Rutledge for leading the way for Rotary Clubs in District 7070 and all over Canada to make this possible.

We are thrilled to announce that $391,400 USD was raised for the Global Grant to replace critical Operating Theatre Equipment and electric beds for the pediatric/neonatal ward of the Karantina Hospital, Beirut's only public hospital.

28 Clubs from District 7070 participated, along with 32 Canadian Clubs across the country supported with approximately half of the funds.

In total, 155 Clubs around the world participated with Canada leading the way by a wide margin!

The application has now been locked, authorized and submitted for review by RI.

Thousands of people worldwide assisted in raising funds. Thank You for putting Service Above Self.

 
 
Beirut Karantina Hospital Global Grant Initiative - THANK YOU TO THE ROTARY CLUBS IN ROTARY DISTRICT 7070 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

District Governor Mark Chipman's March 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21
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Hello District 7070 Rotarians and the whole Rotary family:

March is Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Month in Rotary.   As one of our areas of focus, we as Rotarians make a significant difference in Water, Sanitation & Hygiene around the world through our Rotary Foundation (TRF) contributions.  In 2018, TRF awarded over $18 million to clean water initiatives.

Please Read more  .............

District Governor Mark Chipman's March 2021 Newsletter Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE MARCH 2021 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE

Our District 7070 newsletter is meant to keep everyone in our Rotary family up to date on latest news from around the Rotary world, from the clubs in our District, from the various committees in District 7070 and beyond. Please share this letter and keep our Rotary family informed. Make sure they all get a copy. The deadline for your story submissions is always 4 days prior to the end of the month.

Check out our District 7070 Facebook Page, Twitter, Instagram accounts and our District 7070 website for the latest news about Rotary here in southern Ontario and around the world. 

 

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH

NEWSLETTERS:

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:

TO VIEW THE WHOLE INDEX, PLEASE "READ MORE" .........
 
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District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair's March 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and 2020-21 Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee
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In his March 2021 letter to Rotarians,  Past District Governor Bob Wallace, Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee, encourages every Rotarian to make a conscious effort to make a donation to The Rotary Foundation, whatever you can afford, to the Annual Programs Fund and to the PolioPlus Fund, and to the Endowment Fund. How would YOU like to spend Rotary's money? Find out how, right here, in Bob's letter. There is lots more news in PDG Bob's letter........

District 7070 Rotary Foundation Chair's March 2021 Newsletter Bob Wallace, Past District Governor, Past Rotary Zone Coordinator, and 2020-21 Chair of District 7070 Rotary Foundation Committee 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary International President Holger Knaack's March 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Holger Knaack, Rotary International President 2020-2021
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In Holger Knaack's March 2021 Newsletter, our Rotary International President focuses on Rotary and Rotaract, as we celebrate World Rotaract Week March 8 through 14, 2021. He notes how proud he was when, two years ago, the Council on Legislation voted to elevate Rotaract by including Rotaract clubs as members of Rotary International. He sees no difference between a Rotary club and a Rotaract club, except perhaps for the average age. He says that it is time for Rotarians to realize that while Rotaractors may have a different culture, we all share a common vision of uniting people to take action. Rotaract’s unique ways of doing things serve as inspiration for innovation, helping Rotary increase its ability to adapt to future challenges. Rotarians and Rotaractors will build the future together, so let’s start today.........

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In Memory of our Rotarians - March 2021

It is with great sadness when we loose members of our District 7070 Rotary family this month. Everyone in District 7070 wants to expresses their deepest sympathies to our extended Rotary family.

 

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The March 2021 Message from K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran,  Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation

Posted by K.R Ravi Ravindran, Chair of The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation 2019-20
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In his March 2021 message to Rotarians, K.R. Ravi Ravindran, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, (and also Past President of Rotary International), talks about what Rotarians have done to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, to care for our communities, and to seize the opportunity to be a part of perhaps the most complex task ever undertaken in history — vaccinating 7 billion people. But this does not mean we will deviate in any way from our avowed commitment to eradicating polio, which remains our highest priority and will continue to be our only corporate program. he says that we need to spread the message about the power of vaccines to save lives. We need to work closely with governments and support them in the vaccination drive. He adds that Rotary members are already finding the means to channel their humanitarian spirit through the Foundation, which is constantly adapting to address the world’s challenges ...........

 

The March 2021 Message from K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran,  Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation K.R Ravi Ravindran, Chair of The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation 2019-20 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Foundation Trustees Decisions  -  Feb 2021

Posted by Dean Rohrs, Trustee, The Rotary Foundation
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I share with you the highlights from the the last Rotary Foundation Trustee meetings. Some difficult decisions had to be made but the future of our Foundation and stewardship of the funds you donate so generously are what drives these decisions. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact me at dean@cbrplus.com or a member of your District or Zone Foundation team.

Please stay safe.

My best regards,

Dean Rohrs

Trustee, The Rotary Foundation

Please Read more.....

Rotary Foundation Trustees Decisions - Feb 2021 Dean Rohrs, Trustee, The Rotary Foundation 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

New Videos You Can Use from Our District 7070 YouTube Channel - Subscribe TODAY

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee

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.

New Videos You Can Use from Our District 7070 YouTube Channel - Subscribe TODAY Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

March 2021 is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Month

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What Is your Rotary Club doing to focus on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in March 2021?  Clean water and sanitation is a human right. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives. We don’t just build wells and walk away. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education projects. When children learn about disease transmission and practice good hygiene, they miss less school. And they can take those lessons home to their families, expanding our impact.

Read more, right here, for more details....

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Rotary Leadership Institute - A Huge Success in 2020-21 - THANK YOU

Posted by Susan Hunter, Chair, District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute

Exceptional times called for exceptional actions. COVID-19 forced us to move our regular RLI programming to a virtual format this year. We were excited to be able to bring you the high quality program directly to the comfort of your home. The benefit was that we did not have to worry about traffic or snow!

You came through for us and filled our virtual RLI zoom sessions. Thank you.

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.

THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING RLI  A HUGE SUCCESS IN 2020-21.

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

HERE'S HOW WE PRESENTED THE ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE PROGRAM FOR 2020-21.... Please Read More........

Rotary Leadership Institute - A Huge Success in 2020-21 - THANK YOU Susan Hunter, Chair, District 7070 Rotary Leadership Institute 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

APRIL is Oral Health Month - Let's Celebrate Together!

Posted by Dr. Raffy Chouljian, Rotary Club of Scarborough Passport

To Rotarians, Rotaractors, and the whole Rotary family in District 7070:

April is Oral Health Month in Canada. Please assist us to encourage your local schools and parents to promote good oral and overall health.

Send a letter to your local schools now promoting good oral health:

A Letter to Principals is available to download asking elementary schools to sign up for Brush-a-mania 2021.   Schools may order a Colgate toothbrush and toothpaste for each of their students.  (All City of Toronto schools are sponsored by the Scarborough Rotary Passport Club.  Cost for non-Toronto schools is $1 per student.)

Send a letter to parents late March promoting good oral health:

A Letter to Parents is available to download asking parents to encourage their children to brush/floss their teeth every day.   Everyone who brushes and/or flosses their teeth 100 times within any 30 day period will be emailed a Brush-a-mania certificate of achievement.  His or her name will be entered into a draw to win an Xbox One or one of fifty Android tablets. The contest is open to all elementary students in Canada from April 1 to May 31.

The goal is to encourage the students to develop good oral hygiene habits at an early age.

Thank you for promoting good oral health,

Raffy Chouljian

Scarborough Rotary Passport Club

raffy@brushamania.ca

 
APRIL is Oral Health Month - Let's Celebrate Together! Dr. Raffy Chouljian, Rotary Club of Scarborough Passport 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Social Media Tips To Strengthen Your Club's Media Presence

Posted by Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee

Social media is part of our everyday lives, both personally and professionally. To stay connected with your members and community, you need more than a club website; you need a strong social media presence too. 

Each day throughout this series, Sue Miller of the District 7070 Public Image Committee, posted a series of quick tips to help you build, improve, and strengthen your social media posts and keep them up-to-date. Go to the Facebook Page and Boost Your Club's Public Image.

While you are there, look for the new "Why Rotary" Series of posts that Sue Miller has featured for you and your Rotary Club. Share these posts too in your social media accounts. #whyrotary #rotary7070 ......

Social Media Tips To Strengthen Your Club's Media Presence Sue Miller, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Boost Your Public Image - Tips to Enhance Your Club's Online Presence 

Posted by Rob MacArthur, District Public Image Committee
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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?

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.

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.......

 

Boost Your Public Image - Tips to Enhance Your Club's Online Presence Rob MacArthur, District Public Image Committee 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

The Importance of Rotary Branding

Posted by Liz Thiam, Rotary Brand Specialist

As a Rotary brand specialist, I see Rotary signs everywhere. I guess you could say it’s an occupational hazard. Even my children spot Rotary signs wherever we go. So when I attended a local Rotary event in my hometown last year, I couldn’t help but notice how Rotary’s logo was being used.

At first, I was thrilled to see the club’s logo featured on a banner welcoming attendees. But then......

The Importance of Rotary Branding Liz Thiam, Rotary Brand Specialist 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

What Is Your Favourite Rotary Moment ? - Tell Us All About It

OUR MONTHLY FEATURE FROM DISTRICT 7070:  MY FAVOURITE ROTARY MOMENT

District Governor Mark Chipman has challenged YOU and we need your help. 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. What is Your Favourite Rotary Moment?

Here is District Governor Mark's challenge 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

Who has the  FEBRUARY 2021 "My Favourite Rotary Moment" ? You May Know Her... Please Read more....

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What Is Your Club's Public Image? Need Some help?

Posted by Rob MacArthur, District 7070 Public Image Committee
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Dear fellow Rotarians in District 7070,

In the Summer of 2020, we asked Rob MacArthur, our District 7070 Public Image Public Investigator (P I P I for short) to carry out an investigation on all 55 Rotary clubs with respect to their club's Public Image.  Rob looked at their basic web site setup as well as social media channels and the way they were being used. A spreadsheet of the results was made available for our District Leadership Team and Assistant Governors to look at in the Fall of 2020.

The Pie Chart included shows a graphical representation of the results.  Where do you "think" your club fits in this chart? What is the Image that the public have, about your club?

If you would like to know where your club is and/or get some help in removing those issues, or, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Rotary District 7070's very own PI PI(Public Image Public Investigator) Rob MacArthur at info@robmac.org.

REMEMBER: Another investigation will be taking place in the Spring of 2021 to see if the results have improved.

Yours in Rotary,

Rob MacArthur

Rotary District 7070 Public Image Public Investigator

What Is Your Club's Public Image? Need Some help? Rob MacArthur, District 7070 Public Image Committee 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

News from the Basic Education & Literacy Rotary Action Group

Posted by Courtney Doldron
The BELRAG newsletter is ready!  Learn how Rotarians around the world are making a difference to ensure that students have access to learning, even in difficult situations. Rotarians are creative and effective in rising to meet the needs of students during these times when so many schools are closed or class time is limited.   The February BELRAG newsletter is full of success stories  of how Rotary Opens Opportunities for students in communities around the world.
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2021 Membership Resource Guide & State of Membership Powerpoint Presentation

Posted by Diana Edwards, Regional Membership Officer, Membership Development, Rotary International

I’ve updated the Membership Resource Guide (see the Membership Menu Tab on the District 7070 Website) , which includes links and descriptions about membership resources, tools, and publications, with new resources noted in red. One resource I hope you’ll find useful is our updated State of Membership PowerPoint Presentation, which you can download and customize to share Rotary’s current membership data and trends, as well as district specific data, who’s joining and who’s leaving, and what opportunities exist to strengthen membership. If you have any questions about the materials listed, please let me know. at Diana.Edwards@rotary.org

2021 Membership Resource Guide & State of Membership Powerpoint Presentation Diana Edwards, Regional Membership Officer, Membership Development, Rotary International 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Tuesday Talks - March 9, 2021 - " Youth Services - It's Time To Get Involved"

Please join us on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7 PM for Tuesday Talks on Youth Services, hosted by the District 7070 Youth Services Committee , chaired by our very own Patti Wright. Find out how your club can become more involved in so many service to our Youth, here in District 7070, in southern Ontario: Earlyact, Interact, Rotaract, RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards), International Youth Exchange and a brand new venture for District 7070, called ROTEX. Listen to the leaders. Earlyact? Yes. Tune in to find out how your club get involved.

Come and see how Rotaract has changed  and how easy it is for your club to start a Rotaract Club. Rotaractors are really changing the world. How great is Interact? Let's hear from them and see for yourself.

The Youth Exchange team is looking for volunteers, students for the exchange, and of course, volunteer host families. Find out how your club can participate.

The RYLA program helps our young adults here in southern Ontario, with so many Leadership Development skills and challenges. The RYLA team is looking for your volunteers to help put together an outstanding RYLA week in 2022. Their planning starts now. They are looking for you.

If your club already sponsors a Rotaract or Interact Club, you will really enjoy hearing them talk about what they are doing to make a difference in our world. We encourage members of the Interact and Rotaract clubs to register for this Tuesday Talks. Be sure to let them know that they are more than welcome and can register as "guests". Please register today. This is a "not to miss" Tuesday Talks featuring our own members right here in our District 7070. 

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Dr. David L. Mowat - March 18 and 12 Noon Zoom Meeting  -  "Covid-19 - Some Lessons Learned"  - YOU Are Invited

Posted by Jean Kammermayer, President, Rotary Club of Toronto Bay Bloor

Over the past year, COVID-19 has had profound and far-reaching impacts on many aspects of our lives. To explore the impacts of the global pandemic and the public health response, and to understand where we stand today in Ontario, the Rotary Club of Toronto Bay-Bloor is hosting a virtual presentation via Zoom, with Q & A, with Dr. David L. Mowat, former Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ontario and Former Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health, Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

The meeting will have a limited number of participants - please RSVP and submit any questions by Monday March 15, 2021 to secretary@bay-bloor-rotary-club.com. A video of the meeting will be available upon request.

More details . Please Read more ..........

 

Dr. David L. Mowat - March 18 and 12 Noon Zoom Meeting - "Covid-19 - Some Lessons Learned" - YOU Are Invited Jean Kammermayer, President, Rotary Club of Toronto Bay Bloor 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

New Members Zoom Get-Together  - Feb 18, 2021 Recording Now Available

Posted by Virginia O'Reilly, Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee
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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? DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ROTARY???

THESE ARE FOR YOU !!! - The District 7070 Membership Committee is hosting New Member Zoom Get-Togethers.  Anyone who has joined Rotary in the last few years 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 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. 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/

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. We are all looking forward to the next one from  7-8 pm on Thursday February 18, 2021.

For more details and to see the recordings of the August 20, 2020 and the February 18, 2021 New Members Zoom Get Togethers, please Read more......

New Members Zoom Get-Together - Feb 18, 2021 Recording Now Available Virginia O'Reilly, Chair, District 7070 Membership Committee 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

March 2021 Update - Qualifications for Rotary Foundation Grants The 2021-22 Rotary Year - Do It Online

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee
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UPDATE: 2021-22 Rotary Year

Clubs that plan to participate in the Rotary Foundation programs in the 2021-22 Rotary year must meet the requirements set up by the Rotary Foundation.  All Clubs that want to apply for a Global Grant or District Grant next year, must be qualified for the 2021-22 Rotary year.  The qualification is only valid for one year.  Therefore, Clubs that are qualified for this year, must qualify again for next year.  It is also important to note that Clubs must be qualified throughout the life of a project.  This is of particular importance to Clubs involved in Global Grant projects, as those projects typically take more than one Rotary year to complete.

Two years ago, District 7070 started using an on-line qualification process.  Three modules related to the Rotary Foundation, Global Grants and District Grants are posted on the District’s website.  There is a quiz connected with each module.  At least, two members from a Club must successfully complete the three quizzes for the Club to become qualified.  It doesn’t have to be the same members taking the qualification each year.  On the contrary, ask other members of the Club to complete the training.  It is a great way of making more members aware of the Rotary Foundation and everything around it.......

March 2021 Update - Qualifications for Rotary Foundation Grants The 2021-22 Rotary Year - Do It Online Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

March 2021 Update on  Qualifications for Rotary Foundation Grants The 2021-22 Rotary Year - Do It Online

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee
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UPDATE: 2021-22 Rotary Year

Clubs that plan to participate in the Rotary Foundation programs in the 2021-22 Rotary year must meet the requirements set up by the Rotary Foundation.  All Clubs that want to apply for a Global Grant or District Grant next year, must be qualified for the 2021-22 Rotary year.  The qualification is only valid for one year.  Therefore, Clubs that are qualified for this year, must qualify again for next year.  It is also important to note that Clubs must be qualified throughout the life of a project.  This is of particular importance to Clubs involved in Global Grant projects, as those projects typically take more than one Rotary year to complete.

Two years ago, District 7070 started using an on-line qualification process.  Three modules related to the Rotary Foundation, Global Grants and District Grants are posted on the District’s website.  There is a quiz connected with each module.  At least, two members from a Club must successfully complete the three quizzes for the Club to become qualified.  It doesn’t have to be the same members taking the qualification each year.  On the contrary, ask other members of the Club to complete the training.  It is a great way of making more members aware of the Rotary Foundation and everything around it.......

March 2021 Update on Qualifications for Rotary Foundation Grants The 2021-22 Rotary Year - Do It Online Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's March 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Valrie Wafer, Director , Rotary International
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Dear Rotarains, Rotaractors and the whole Rotary family in District 7070,

Rotary and Rotarians have created significant and remarkable levels of participation during the pandemic thanks to two specific, but equally important factors. 

The first is obvious, Rotary leaders such as our Zone Regional Team, our District Governors and Club Presidents have pivoted to lead their groups through a constantly changing landscape. The other is the incredible increase in the quality and capacity of online communication tools, in particular Zoom and Teams. Our skill sets, public speaking and fundraising initiatives have been remarkable. New relationships are being built thanks to you, adding opportunities in this virtual world.............

Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's March 2021 Newsletter Valrie Wafer, Director , Rotary International 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

2021 Rotary International Assembly Recordings Now Available

Rotary recently held the first virtual International Assembly (for Rotary's 2021-22 District Governors). They make great topics for your weekly Zoom meetings with your club members. Log in and visit My Rotary to experience some of the inspiring messaging shared throughout the assembly.

2021 Rotary International Assembly Recordings Now Available 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Learn How To Ensure new Clubs Are Successful

Posted by Diana Edwards, Regional Membership Officer, Membership Development, Rotary International

As you work to create new clubs in our district, the new Starting a Club course on Rotary’s Learning Center can help strengthen your efforts. Log into MyRotary and see the course today. In this course, you’ll learn the process of starting a Rotary, Rotaract, or Satellite club, get tips for connecting with prospective members, and find out how you can maximize a new club’s success. It’s a great resource for new club champions, sponsor clubs, a new club advisor or anyone interested in new club development.This course is for both Rotary and Rotaract members and those who want to become members.

Learn How To Ensure new Clubs Are Successful Diana Edwards, Regional Membership Officer, Membership Development, Rotary International 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Shelterbox Canada News for March 2021

Posted by Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada

In her March 2021 Newsletter, Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator at ShelterBox Canada, discusses the role of the Rotary Club Champion and how you can help share our message to their clubs and attract new members to support ShelterBox through raising awareness of the tangible impact of ShelterBox’s work around the world. ShelterBox and Rotary are making an impact and Rotarians play a critical part of our movement. Here's more of her newsletter.....

Shelterbox Canada News for March 2021 Dani Bristow, Community Program Coordinator, ShelterBox Canada 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

March 2021 News from Honouring Indigenous People

Posted by John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People

Here is the latest Honouring Indigenous People Rotary News and Events, projects, blogs, photos, films, and resources. There are many major initiatives and resources available to you and your Rotary club, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your Club can help.  Our District 7070 Action Committee's Areas of Focus Coordinator is John Currie from the Pickering Rotary Club. John is also the  Executive Director of H I P and President of the Rotary Club of Pickering. He can be reached at john.currie@pickeringrotary.ca .   If you have a good news story, please send it to John. Click here to view their new website. For more news, check the Areas of Focus Action Committees Menu Bar in the District Newsletter under HIP.  This rapidly growing nation-wide movement, HIP,  is a partnership between Indigenous Peoples & Rotarians. The new website contains stories about supporters, just like you and your Club, who are making an impact across Canada by taking action to create lasting change! Here is a link to their latest Newsletter.  Here are some highlights .........

March 2021 News from Honouring Indigenous People John Currie, Executive Director, Honouring Indigenous People 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0
NEWS FROM OUR YOUTH - ROTARACT, INTERACT, EARLYACT, RYLA, YOUTH EXCHANGE  2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Online Rotary Foundation Gala Event - "Celebrate our Foundation!" on May 12, 2021 - All Rotarians are Invited

Posted by Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32
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Dear fellow Rotarians, 

Thank you for your service in a most difficult year. Your leadership is critical to ensure that your members stay engaged within their clubs, continue to serve their communities, and adapt to the realities of the pandemic. We are asking for your help with our Rotary Foundation event on May 12, 2021. Together, we will celebrate what we have achieved and inspire Rotarians to do more. The online Gala event, "Celebrate our Foundation!" will be held Wednesday, May 12, from 8-9 pm ET (5-6 PT). It will be a fast-paced 60-minute variety style show featuring Rotary dignitaries, celebrities, musicians, entertainers and more. Details are at the event website: www.bit.ly/TRF-Gala.......

Online Rotary Foundation Gala Event - "Celebrate our Foundation!" on May 12, 2021 - All Rotarians are Invited Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 2021-02-18 05:00:00Z 0

District 7070 International Women's Day Event - March 8, 2021 - You Are Invited

Join us for a District 7070 wide celebration which brings together female leaders both in industry and Rotary sharing bold ideas, history and women in Rotary and business. These trailblazers are sure to invoke our Rotary spirit and inspire us all with the work they have done over the years!

Be sure to join us at 6:30 pm, Monday March 8. Limited virtual capacity, maximum of 500, please reach out to district7070iwd@gmail.com for an invite to this district event over Zoom. There will be a quick meet and greet before we start the presentations, be sure to have something to drink on hand for a celebration toast.

Join Zoom Meeting   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86155108001?pwd=ek8zNnY5M3BNejNIUWYvd3pzRW11dz09

Meeting ID: 861 5510 8001

Passcode: 801545

For more details, please Read more.....

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Tuesday Talks - February 9, 2021 -  Understanding Your Conflict Management Style - Recording Now Available

Our Tuesday February 9, 2021 Tuesday Talks - Understanding Your Conflict Management Style - RECORDING IS NOW AVAILABLE 
 
 

Watch and listen to Gayle Oudeh as she explains 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 focused 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

Tuesday Talks - February 9, 2021 - Understanding Your Conflict Management Style - Recording Now Available 2021-02-12 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary ramps up COVID-19 vaccination efforts

Rotary clubs around the world are mobilizing in their communities to support the introduction and delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations. Rotary leaders are urging members to connect with their local health agencies to determine how Rotary can support COVID-19 vaccine efforts.

(In the photo)... John Hall, president of the Rotary Club of Trenton, North Carolina, receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Jones County immunization day.

Rotary has decades of experience in supporting the distribution of polio vaccines as well as highlighting their power and efficacy, which is a critical reason why polio is on the brink of eradication. It’s this expertise, along with strategic partnerships and innovation, that Rotary members can tap into to protect communities from COVID-19.....

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 Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline's virtual walk around the island of Bali in Indonesia!  - YOU are Invited - Open Until March 18, 2021 

Missing travel? Not getting enough physical activities? Feeling Zoom fatigue? 

We are all invited to join the Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise for a virtual walk around the island of Bali in Indonesia! You can join the mission between January 18th and April 18th. Learn about local attractions and culture, escape the cold weather to join us on the beach, This is the best virtual event to help you achieve your fitness goal while satisfying your travel bug during this period of confinement. Most importantly, you're contributing to charities while doing so!  For all of the details, please Read more ........

Rotary Club of Toronto Skyline's virtual walk around the island of Bali in Indonesia! - YOU are Invited - Open Until March 18, 2021 2021-02-08 05:00:00Z 0

A Fireside Chat on mental health in the workplace -  Join the Feb 24 Webinar - Open to our Rotary family -  - from The Rotary Club of Toronto

The Rotary Club of Toronto is thrilled to support Progress Place in its Promoting Mental Wellness at Work campaign. You are invited to A Fireside Chat on mental health in the workplace with Dragon's Den entrepreneur Tonia Jahshan, Founder of Sipology by Steeped Tea.

A Fireside Chat on mental health in the workplace - Join the Feb 24 Webinar - Open to our Rotary family - - from The Rotary Club of Toronto 2021-02-08 05:00:00Z 0

Important Changes to The Rotary Foundation funding model

Posted by K.R. Ravindran 2020-21 Trustee Chair, The Rotary Foundation
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Dear Rotarians,

This has perhaps been the most turbulent year of this generation — we faced a global health crisis, natural disasters, and economic turmoil all at the same time and the whole world was affected. Through it all, Rotary has stood tall. We have heard stories of some amazing acts of generosity and personal acts of service by clubs, Rotarians, and Rotaractors.

The Rotary Foundation has been proud to support our members’ efforts in serving their communities. Since March 2020, we awarded $32 million in global and disaster response grants for projects related to COVID-19. In fact, we awarded 1,359 global grants worth $95.6 million in 2019-20. Compare that to 2013-14, when global grants were first introduced, when we awarded 868 global grants worth $47.3 million. That’s a lot of growth! All over the world, Foundation grants are supporting projects that demonstrate Rotary’s impact and reach.......

Important Changes to The Rotary Foundation funding model K.R. Ravindran 2020-21 Trustee Chair, The Rotary Foundation 2021-02-08 05:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund and A Request from District 7070 

Posted by Past District Governor Ted Morrison, Chair District 7070 Annual Fund Chair
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Dear fellow Rotarians and all of the members of the District 7070 Rotary family,

Great news, at the recent meeting of 7070 district Foundation meeting, it was reported that all 55 out of our 55 clubs have submitted Annual Fund goals in MyRotary for a total of $ 183,933.77!

Click here to Donate Now

So far, several clubs have surpassed their Annual Fund goal, 5 have not donated anything YTD, and many are still working toward their Annual Fund goal. As we near the half-way point in the Rotary year, let’s strive to meet these goals.  For those clubs that have surpassed their goal – thank you!  Perhaps there is an opportunity to donate a bit more!

The world needs the Rotary Foundation more today than it ever has in its history. The Covid 19 pandemic has really put stress on the Rotary Foundation. Over 40 million dollars has been given in grants to clubs around the world to assist in the fight against the pandemic. Rotarians should be proud of the immediate response by our organization to fight this world health crisis.......

The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund and A Request from District 7070  Past District Governor Ted Morrison, Chair District 7070 Annual Fund Chair 2021-02-04 05:00:00Z 0
February is Black History Month Heather Drakes, Chair , District 7070 DEI Committee 2021-02-02 05:00:00Z 0

Our Rotary District 7070 Website - A Useful Resource for Your Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are in the process of a new and refreshed District 7070 Website. Be sure to watch for the change over the next short period of time. Be sure to register for your club's website refresh too.  In the meantime, check out the resources and article available to you today. 

Have you checked out our District 7070 Website lately?  https://rotary7070.org/

Have you checked out the centre column to see all of the minute stories that you can share with your members and post on to your club website and social media pages? Have you checked out all of the previous District Newsletters that you may have missed? They are in the left hand column. There's more good news here... Please Read more.....

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Virtual Club Visioning program to be launched. Team Members Needed.
 

Posted by PDG Lars Henriksson, Chair, District Visioning Committee

For over ten years, District 7070 has offered Clubs assistance with their strategic planning through the Club Visioning program developed by IVFC, International Vision Facilitation Council.  IVFC, founded in District 5960, consists of experienced Rotarians in the US, Canada, UK, Australia and Scandinavia.  Looking back, close to 40 Clubs in D7070 have run at least one session, many two or three.  Overall, the program was well received.

Over the last year, a committee of IVFC has met regularly to review and update the program based on experience from around the world.  The process is now closer connected with RI’s Strategic Plan.  In addition, more focus is placed on developing the Action Plan as a result of the visioning session.  The experience from most districts using the program was that Clubs were very good at generating ideas at the sessions, but often had problems creating the action plan.  A virtual version of the program has also been developed. The virtual Club Visioning Program will be launched officially on July 1, 2021.   Therefore, we are looking for Rotarians who would be interested in being part of the teams delivering the program. Please Read more to find out how you can join in.....

Virtual Club Visioning program to be launched. Team Members Needed.  PDG Lars Henriksson, Chair, District Visioning Committee 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

WELCOME TO THE FEBRUARY 2021 DISTRICT 7070 NEWSLETTER - SEE WHAT'S INSIDE

Our District 7070 newsletter is meant to keep everyone in our Rotary family up to date on latest news from around the Rotary world, from the clubs in our District, from the various committees in District 7070 and beyond. Please share this letter and keep our Rotary family informed. Make sure they all get a copy. The deadline for your story submissions is always 4 days prior to the end of the month. 

 

HERE IS WHAT IS INSIDE THIS MONTH

NEWSLETTERS:

 

NEWS FROM AROUND THE ROTARY DISTRICT AND BEYOND:

 
PLEASE "READ MORE" TO SEE WHAT ELSE IS INSIDE......
 
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Dr Robert Kyle, Chief Medical Officer of Health - Speaker at Bowmanville Rotary Club on Feb 16

You are invited  !!! The Rotary Club of Bowmanville's keynote speaker is Dr. Robert Kyle, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Durham Region at their February 16 regular weekly zoom meeting at 7:30 am. He will be talking about the status of Covid-19 in the Region of Durham and the vaccination campaign for the residents of Durham Region. This will be of particular interest to the 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region but everyone is invited to attend. A good meeting to invite prospective members. If you would like more info, please contact Rotarian Joe Solway at solwayjj@gmail.com .

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If this is your first time using Zoom, you will be prompted to download and install the Zoom client application. This may take a minute or two. Once it is fully installed, it should take you to the meeting.

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Meeting ID: 814 5143 5826

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The Hon. Paul Hellyer Speaking Feb 10 at The Rotary Club of Markham Sunrise - YOU Are Invited

Posted by Tina Martin, President , Rotary Club of Markham Sunrise
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The Rotary Club of Markham Sunrise has a very special guest as a speaker on Feb 10th at noon - 97 year old Paul Hellyer - former Minister of Defense for Lester Pearson and Pierre Trudeau’s Transportation Minister. Everyone in the District is invited to join their Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86239308859?pwd=QVdVY085NEEycitUbi9ZUUxUVFR0dz09  Meeting ID: 862 3930 8859  - Passcode: Rotary . His topic: The world you may not know about - and the broader reality. Paul Hellyer, born 6 August 1923, is an engineer, politician, writer and commentator. He is the longest serving current member of the Privy Council of Canada, just ahead of Prince Philip. In recent years he has become interested in the extraterrestrial presence and their superior technology that we have been emulating. In September 2005 he became the first person of cabinet rank in the G8 group of countries to state unequivocally “UFO’s are as real as the airplanes flying overhead.” He continues to take an interest in these areas. For more information, contact Tina Martin – drawingboard888@gmail.com

The Hon. Paul Hellyer Speaking Feb 10 at The Rotary Club of Markham Sunrise - YOU Are Invited Tina Martin, President , Rotary Club of Markham Sunrise 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Look Who is featured In February 2021 With Their Favourite Rotary Moment ? - You May Know Her

OUR MONTHLY FEATURE FROM DISTRICT 7070:  MY FAVOURITE ROTARY MOMENT

District Governor Mark Chipman has challenged YOU and we need your help. 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. What is Your Favourite Rotary Moment?

Here is District Governor Mark's challenge 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

Who has the  FEBRUARY 2021 "My Favourite Rotary Moment" ? You May Know Her... Please Read more....

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The February 2021 Message from K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran,  Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation

Posted by K.R Ravi Ravindran, Chair of The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation 2019-20
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In his February 2021 message to Rotarians, K.R. Ravi Ravindran, Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, (and also Past President of Rotary International), talks about "giving" as a way of life and Maimonides’ Eight Levels of Charity that teaches us about what giving means and what motivates us to do it. He says that, "Every one of our donations helps us reach higher levels.....As we gain a wider perspective, we see all those who need to be uplifted as well as the countless opportunities we have to help them in Rotary"  ...........

 

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District Governor Mark Chipman's February 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21
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Hello District 7070 Rotarians and the whole Rotary family:

When I joined Rotary back in 2006, I was surprised to find out that Rotary has a long history of promoting peace in the world.  I always remember Past District Governor Brian Thompson explaining at one of our Whitby Sunrise Club meetings that Rotary served as a consultant to the US delegation at the United Nations (UN) Conference on International Organization, often referred to as the UN Charter Conference, in San Francisco in 1945.  Today, Rotary proudly holds the highest consultative status offered to non-governmental organizations by the UN’s Economic and Social Council (UNESCO). .............

District Governor Mark Chipman's February 2021 Newsletter Mark Chipman, District 7070 Governor , 2020-21 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

John Burns of the Rotary Club of Bowmanville will serve as District 7070 Governor for the Rotary Year 2023-24

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My Fellow Rotarians,

Having received no objections to the Selection Committee’s decision, I am delighted to inform you that John Burns, Rotary Club of Bowmanville, has been selected as the RI District 7070 District Governor for 2023-24. John will be a great addition to our District Governor Team joining me, PDG Beth Selby, DGE Ron Dick and DGN Iosif Ciosa.  

Congratulations John!

Please join me in congratulating our new District Governor Nominee Designate (DGND), John, in his new role

Yours in Rotary, 

Mark Chipman       District Governor 2020-21   Rotary International District 7070

Let's meet John Burns .......

John Burns of the Rotary Club of Bowmanville will serve as District 7070 Governor for the Rotary Year 2023-24 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0
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Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's February 2021 Newsletter

Posted by Valrie Wafer, Director , Rotary International
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Dear Rotarains, Rotaractors and the whole Rotary family in District 7070,

As the calendar changes to February, we enter the exciting and strategic time of preparing our leaders for the next Rotary year. International Assembly is the grand finale of our Governors journey to be the new district leader on July 1st and as is tradition the Rotary theme, focus and objectives of the next year are announced and incorporated into the message to prepare our leaders.

This tradition will continue this year, under the leadership of President-Elect Shekhar Mehta, but perhaps we will be setting new traditions as well. International Assembly, which has been held in San Diego for many years was to take place for the first time in Orlando, Florida.  As you are aware, this event will now take place on a virtual platform (February 1-11). ..............

Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer's February 2021 Newsletter Valrie Wafer, Director , Rotary International 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Qualifications for Rotary Foundation Grants The 2021-22 Rotary Year - Do It Online

Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee
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UPDATE: 2021-22 Rotary Year

Clubs that plan to participate in the Rotary Foundation programs in the 2021-22 Rotary year must meet the requirements set up by the Rotary Foundation.  All Clubs that want to apply for a Global Grant or District Grant next year, must be qualified for the 2021-22 Rotary year.  The qualification is only valid for one year.  Therefore, Clubs that are qualified for this year, must qualify again for next year.  It is also important to note that Clubs must be qualified throughout the life of a project.  This is of particular importance to Clubs involved in Global Grant projects, as those projects typically take more than one Rotary year to complete.

Two years ago, District 7070 started using an on-line qualification process.  Three modules related to the Rotary Foundation, Global Grants and District Grants are posted on the District’s website.  There is a quiz connected with each module.  At least, two members from a Club must successfully complete the three quizzes for the Club to become qualified.  It doesn’t have to be the same members taking the qualification each year.  On the contrary, ask other members of the Club to complete the training.  It is a great way of making more members aware of the Rotary Foundation and everything around it.......

Qualifications for Rotary Foundation Grants The 2021-22 Rotary Year - Do It Online Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

What Is Peacebuilding ?

Posted by Ian Lancaster, Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Committee Chair

February is Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention month in the Rotary calendar.  To take those first steps toward peace, where people are able to resolve their conflicts without violence and work together to improve the quality of their lives, means we need to look at the foundational pieces of peacebuilding.

Just what is peacebuilding?

Peacebuilding is about dealing with the reasons why people fight in the first place and about supporting societies to manage their differences and conflicts without resorting to violence.......

 
What Is Peacebuilding ? Ian Lancaster, Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Committee Chair 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

News from The Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group

There is a lot happening throughout the Rotary world - and Rotarians supporting BEL are no exception!  This BELRAG newsletter is full of news and information of projects, resources, and opportunities. First, BELRAG hosted, this month, a webinar to share information on how to create a successful BEL Global Grant.   That will be available on their website.  TRF Director of Grants, Abby McNear, and BEL Area of Focus Manager, Mary Jo Jean Francois, were their expert panelists sharing best practices for BEL projects. Two excellent projects were highlighted:  Library Learning C