Posted by Ron Dick, District 7070 Governor , 2021-22

In his May 2022 Newsletter, District Governor Ron Dick reminds us that May is Youth Services Month and highlights some of the many programs our Rotary District 7070 Clubs offer to our youth: Rotary Youth Exchange is back in District 7070; Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium;  and Youth -to-Youth Engagement from Rotary Honouring Indigenous Peoples. He encourages everyone to register today for the Rotary District Conference May 13-15, just 2 weeks away.........

Hello District 7070 Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors and Earlyactors!  

Rotary's theme for May is Youth Services!   Here are just some of the exciting programs available right here in District 7070


Youth Exchange is back in District 7070!  

We have 3 Outbound and 2 Inbound Exchange Students.

The Outbound Students along with their sponsor Rotary Clubs and destination countries are:

  • Ileana De Luca, RC Trenton, France

  • Paiden Sprigings, RC Stirling, Denmark

  • Kate Vander Schaaf, RC Cobourg, Sweden

Our Inbound Students along with Sponsoring Rotary Clubs and home countries are:

  • Felix Stubbe, RC Trenton, France

  • Malva Westlin ,RC Cobourg, Sweden

  • Gertrud Soebye, RC Stirling, Denmark


All three of our Outbound Exchange Students will be attending the District Conference, May 13th, 14th & 15th.If not already registered for the Conference, please do so to meet our Exchange Students!They will be doing a Fireside Chat presentation along with our Youth Exchange Chair, Past District Governor, Beth Selby as part of our Saturday evening GALA dinner!



Rotary Youth Leadership Symposium


RYLS chair, Past District Governor Mark Chipman and his team have put together a great program and we have a full house at the Ganaraska Forest Centre, May 26th to the 29th

The program activities include everything from Campfires to Outdoor Survival Training to GPS Geocache Adventures and Reconciliation and Land Based Education with Pickering Rotarian and HIP Executive Director, John Currie! 








Youth-To-Youth Engagement


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Application deadline for submission is September 16, 2022

Meaning “together on the land” in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe), Aki-aadiziwin is a Reconciliation and Land Stewardship Program that aims to connect Indigenous and Non-Indigenous youth through meaningful engagement.

DATE: October 7, 8 & 9, 2022

LOCATION: Camp Kawartha, Peterborough, Ontario

ORGANIZERS: Rotary Districts 7070 & 7010, HIP & Tracks Youth Program

INFORMATION: This event will host 50 youth (25 Indigenous & 25 Non-Indigenous) between the grades of 9 to 12.

This three day programs will provide participants with traditional Indigenous teachings from Elders and Knowledge Keepers within the Williams Treaty Territory. Youth will learn:

  • Understanding treaties

  • Harvesting local foods & medicines

  • Local Indigenous culture & heritage

Events have limited capacity. You are encouraged to submit your application of interest as early as possible.

In general, all youth applying should demonstrated leadership potential within their communities. Most successful candidates demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Leadership experience or potential

  • A cooperative nature and willingness to participate in a group

  • An awareness of current events and international issues

  • Good performance in school or work

  • Enthusiasm for sharing newfound skills with others

HIP is an equal opportunity organization; we do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Applications must be received prior to September 16, 2022

Please note that the submission of this application does not guarantee acceptance into the program. In the case of an oversubscription, all applications will be reviewed and a final selection made by the organizing committee.

You will not be able to save this form. Before filling out the application, ensure you have the following information prepared:

Personal reference contact information ((someone we can contact to find out more about you – a teacher or someone you work with – not a friend or family member).

NOTE: Email reference letters to

Short essay or multimedia submission (TikTok/Youtube video) letting us know why you are interested in participating in this event.




2022 BE A DRIVER FOR CHANGE District Conference

 May 13th, 14th & 15th, 2022 at the Townplace Suites / Courtyard Marriott in Oshawa.

To register go to the District Website and click on the Conference Logo (right column as you scroll down) or go to the Events Calendar and click on the Conference dates to get to the Registration Page.




Stay safe! 

Yours in Rotary,

DG Ron

District 7070 Governor, 2021-22

“The Rotary Foundation is the engine of Rotary, Membership is the engine of your Club!”