Posted by Iosif Ciosa, District 7070 Governor 2022-23

Our new District Governor Iosif Ciosa ended the Ceremonies, and made his final remarks as District Governor Elect by thanking Ron for his outstanding Rotary year.  Please Read more .....


Here is a copy of District Governor Elect Iosif Ciosa's final remarks as DGE :

It is a true honour to stand before you as your district governor for 2022-2023. I am humbled to step into the shoes of the giants before me, I also appreciate the support of each of you through this Rotary journey.

Ron, congratulations on a great year! Your steadfast leadership has helped us navigate what we hope is the end of the COVID pandemic. Thank you for your leadership.

As we hopefully enter a new COVID free era. A new era that will unfold new possibilities and challenges. COVID is gone but still looms in the background, there is a new normal, a normal where we will still use Zoom to communicate and meet, and returning to in person meetings, hands on projects, and fundraisers. We as Rotarians are People- People.

People, identify Rotary for our service, our dedication to make difference in the lives of others.

Rotary is 117 years old and going strong, there is a reason why Rotary continues to be relevant in the world today. Rotary stood the test of time because of people like you. You have stepped up to make the world a better place! You tackle problems and find solutions to tough issues. Your passion, drive and desire to make a difference inspires me.

We are about to touch history! In a few days from now Rotaractors will join the ranks of Rotarians as a membership type. We will see younger faces new ideas and new energy fuel Rotary!

Also, in just a few days from now the first woman in Rotary’s history will take the office of Rotary International President! Jennifer Jones, a Canadian from Windsor! We will talk about her Imagine Canada  tour a little later.

We have a great year ahead of us! I would like to talk to you about our District Conference coming in October this year. It will be held in Nottawasaga between the 14-16th of October. The theme is “We Have a Dream” – a chance to rediscover and dream. Life is about making choices, you made a choice to make a difference in the world’ we made a choice to join Rotary and with like-minded individuals brought that dream to life. Together we build a better world.

Speakers will include awe-inspiring Rotary International Vice-President and Director Valarie Wafer, the Region of Peel’s well-respected Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Lawrence Loh moving into a role of CEO at the College of Family Physicians Canada, Executive Director of GlobalMedic Rahul Singh, Michael Burns, Executive Chairman, Canada's Valour Games . There will be a mix of topics including sessions on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, a vibrant panel discussion on Seizing Opportunities in Rotary & Rotaract, and opportunities to expand our knowledge on the Environment with actionable learnings, amidst so much more!

Sign up today, the cost is $299 per person and includes all meals, and programing. Nottawasaga has offered us an incredible deal at$175 per night, regular $320. There is a contest that is running till the end of June, the first prize is a free night, the second a gift basket and third prize is a ticket to the Jennifer Jones BBQ Imagine Dinner Event at Toronto Botanical Gardens on the 5th of July.

On July 5th Jennifer Jones will be here in Toronto as part of her Imagine Canada Tour. 4 Districts have come together to host her while visiting us. District 7010, 7080, 7090, and ours 7070. There are three events that day: Watershed Clean Up (Lakeshore & Humber River) Dan Coombs, Kids Against Hunger @ Humber College(Ken Hurst), Imagine Rotary BBQ @ Toronto Botanical Gardens (Virginia O’Reilly). Please connect with these individuals directly if you have not signed up for any of the events, more volunteers are needed.

In conclusion, I look forward to work with you in the next Rotary Year and it starts less than a week from now to continue to make our District one of the best in Rotary.

DGE Iosif Ciosa