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In her July 2024 Newsletter, District 7070 Governor Virginia O'Reilly talks about how honoured she is to follow a line of District Governors who continue to make a difference in the world, and pleased to serve as District Governor for Rotary International President Stephanie Urchick, with her theme "the Magic of Rotary" which is all of us, creating Magic, as we take part in and complete so many projects locally and internationally, and polio eradication in particular. She encourages us to make our clubs irresistible and share Rotary with more people. She is looking forward to meeting everyone on her official visits to our clubs, and encourages all of us to register today for a fabulous District Conference in October at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston.......      .  

What Is your Rotary Club doing to focus on Maternal and Child Health in July 2024 ? 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........

Rotary International President-elect Stephanie Urchick announced that the 2024-25 presidential theme is The Magic of Rotary and called on members to recognize and amplify the organization’s power to save lives. “Don’t misunderstand me – we are not going to end polio or bring peace to the world by waving a wand and saying some funny words,” Urchick told incoming district governors at the Rotary International Assembly on  January 8, 2024. “It’s up to you. You create the magic with every project completed, every dollar donated, and every new member.”

Watch the theme address  HERE ......

During their recent trip to Rotary International headquarters, the 2024-25 Rotary District 7070 Presidents , along with 2024-25 District 7070 Governor Virginia O'Reilly, went to the grave and memorial of Rotary International Founder Paul Harris, in Mount Hope Cemetery in Chicago, Illionos.  Along the walkway leading to the grave, there is the Presidential Walkway, containing plaques of each of the Rotary International Presidents. This year, they proudly had installed the plaque of Rotary District 7070's Wilf Wilkinson, Rotary International President in 2007-08, from Trenton, Ontario Canada.  Here are some of the photos, taken by Rotary Club of Scarborough member Sonya Chouljian .....

On Tuesday, June 25, 2024, Rotary International President Stephanie Urchick , joined Rotary Club of Scarborough President Nevine Yassa, at their regular weekly meeting for a candid sit down question and answer session, just 7 days before Stephanie takes over as president of Rotary international. We could ask her anything we wanted.  It truly was a unique interactive opportunity to engage with Stephanie in real-time, as we asked her questions, share insights, and delved into the magic of Rotary.  Stephanie Urchick, a dedicated member of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA, will assume the role of RI President in 2024-25 on July 1, 2024.  It was quite an afternoon of dialogue and discovery as we conversed with Stephanie Urchick, delving into her vision for Rotary's future and exploring the transformative power of service.  Stephanie brought with her a wealth of experience and a passion for service that has shaped Rotary's global impact. With her theme "The Magic of Rotary," Stephanie invited us to explore the transformative power of service and community engagement. The recording is now on the Rotary District7070 You Tube Page......

Be sure  join us for the recording of a "Not to Miss" Event - The Rotary Foundation Learning Tuesdays on June 18 with keynote speaker, Michael McGovern, Chair of Rotary International's Polio Plus Committee.  Mike gave us an update, and a look at the next steps involved with polio eradication. He talked about the ongoing funding and our future needs to eradicate polio. . 

We then heard about another important program,  supported by The Rotary Foundation when we heard from Vyana McIntyre, a  Global Grant Scholar. We heard how the Scholarship has affected her and her future plans.

We will had 15 minutes of great questions and answers about  these two programs and anything regarding The Rotary Foundation.....

District Governor Elect VIRGINIA O'REILLY INVITES YOU TO 2024 DISTRICT 7070 CONFERENCE on OCTOBER 25 - 27, 2024.

BE PREPARED TO BE IRRESTIBLE -- IRRESTIBLE FUN, FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP

REGISTRATION  Price $319.00 + HST ( expires June 30, 2024)........  Price $349.00 + HST (Until Conference ). PLEASE REGISTER HERE
https://www.crsadmin.com/eventportal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=1b4dac31-d860-4653-968f-fc7fee4756bc

COME JOIN US AT THE WONDERFUL NOTTAWASAGA RESORT in  ALLISTON, ONTARIO. 

Registration is now open for the 2025 convention. Next year’s Rotary International Convention is in Calgary, Canada! Register and pay by 29 May 2024 for special savings.   https://convention.rotary.org/en-us/2025-rotary-convention-calgary

For more information, CLICK HERE!  And watch this video from Convention Chair Bryn Styles to see why everyone should join us in Calgary!

We are a new Rotaract club in the district. We are an e-club that spans over the entire district 7070. We’ve approached you today to let you know we are actively recruiting future Rotaractors. So if you know any individuals who might be interested feel free to get them to sign up using our sign-up sheet in our bio or by emailing us directly. We are looking forward to learning more and creating a partnership with your club. Feel free to reach us at rotaract7070eclub@gmail.com If interested. 

Our goals:

- To give Rotaractors a home after they graduate from a university-based Rotaract club

- To address service area gaps in Rotaract programs

- To foster and grow Rotaract in the District

- To be a central club that allows for tracking numbers and coordinating large-scale events like the Rotaract District Conference

-  To be an access point between Rotaract and Rotary Clubs

- To be an inclusive space that builds goodwill and better friendships

- To foster Rotarians of the future

- To be a fun club where young professionals and university students get to network, and develop under rotary.   

We look for your support in making this a reality. 

Additionally below is our Linktree containing our social media and Sign-up Sheet, please circulate it to your club and networks. 

https://linktr.ee/rotaract7070eclub

Please Read more to see the poster....