You may have read or seen the news about the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Many people have perished or are missing. Homes are totally destroyed or too dangerous to be inside of them.
The need of receiving assistance will be very high and I assume Rotarians and Clubs will be asking “What is Rotary doing” to help. I have contacted my Rotary friends who live in the affected district as well as a RI Director friend there. I hope they will give us a firsthand report on what local Rotarians are doing to help and what the priority needs are. Let’s not just assume we know what they need and start arranging to ship items until we know their priority needs.
In the meantime, Woodstock-Oxford Rotary has set up a “Nepal Disaster Relief Fund” where people can donate online and receive a CRA tax receipt.
Anyone can go to www.woodstockoxfordrotary.org and at the top click ‘Donations’ then ‘Donate to our Charity’.
That links to an donation page where you can ‘Select your preferred fund,’ from a drop down menu. ie: Earthquake in Nepal
Then fill in the amount and credit card details. You will receive an emailed receipt within minutes.
Send a cheque to Woodstock-Oxford Rotary Benefit Trust c/o Peter Stam, Treasurer 656441 15th Line, RR#7 Woodstock, N4S 7W2
Please include an email address if possible for your tax receipt if required. If no email it can be sent regular mail.
We expect to work with known Rotary contacts and friends in the affected area, to ensure we are satisfying their priority needs and to oversee delivery of relief items with proper stewardship of our donated funds. There is already consideration being given to a Global Grant to help rehabilitation efforts.
I thought this information might be helpful if you or clubs are wondering about the situation.
Huntsville Rotarians in Action!!
2 Rotarians from the Huntsville club are doing an Everest Trek to Base Camp, to raise funds for a number of charities.
Please see the following links for more information:
And another Rotary Weekend has come and gone.
Many thanks to all of those responsible for the weekend, the sessions and the event itself.
District 7010 is in greats hands for 2015-2016!
We would like to recognize our Corporate Sponsors to our Million Dollar Dinner, Barriston Law and Powell Jones!
PRIVP Monty Audenart passed away recently, and posted his own obituary, which you can read below:
Celebration of a Great Life – Monty Audenart
If you are reading this now, I have simply gone HOME. Come and help celebrate my life here on January 27, at 12pm at 8 Keast Way, Red Deer (LDS chapel).
Of course there will be food (I asked for KFC but probably won't get it), some good memories, and my family really needs your support.
I was born on November 14, 1949 and returned HOME January 21, 2015. I was lucky to be adopted by Osh and Gladys Audenart and raised on a farm near Raymond, with my two great sisters Connie and Beverly. I attended school in Raymond and Magrath, and then served a mission for the LDS Church in Tahiti. I attended the University of Alberta where I graduated from dentistry in 1977. I practiced in Vermilion and Red Deer, and Nunavut, and offered my services to less fortunate people in Jamaica, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Thailand, Mexico, Russia and the Amazon. Sometimes my daughters came with me. It was a grand adventure. It never ever seemed like work. I served in the Church as a Branch President, a Councillor in the Bishopric, member of High Council, Stake executive secretary and Stake Director of Public Affairs.
The Rotary Club of Peterborough have come up with a great fundraising idea, Roaring Rotarian Fundraising Ale!
Please see the invitation below for more info.
On March 20th and 21st of 2015, the Rotary Club of London will mark their 100th anniversary.
Why not plan to help them celebrate?
Did you know that District 7010 is hosting a Million Dollar Dinner in support of Our Rotary Foundation?
What?? - A Million Dollar Dinner is a celebration event designed to recognize all Major Donors and Bequest Society Members whose outright gifts or commitments are $10,000 or greater. This can include members of the Paul Harris Society 10 year commitment. These gifts/commitments will be included if they are made between 1 July 2012 and 7 May 2015. Our goal is to show that D7010 is committed to our Rotary Foundation by raising a minimum $1 Million USD in that time period.
When and Where – all of those who make that commitment are invited to a celebration dinner. A world known Rotary Leader has been invited to be the keynote speaker. It will be held on the 7 May 2015 at the Holiday Inn in Barrie.
. Visit the D7010 Million Dollar Dinner website for more information.
Michele Guy and Michael Cooksey, co-chairs of the Host Organizing Committee for the 2018 Rotary International Convention, are please to announce the following appointments:
Co-Chairs of Finance and Administration - John Gordon, CA - District 7010 and Ron Kielstra CA - District 7090
Co-Chairs of Fundraising and Sponsorship - Valarie Wafer - District 7070 and Alana Scott - District 7070
Co-Chairs of Marketing and Promotion - Michael Gauthier - District 7080 and Ron Gillies - District 7070
Please join us in welcoming these dedicated Rotarians from 4 different districts to the team!
And special congrats to our own John Gordon!
A great video on Foundation.
Reid Asselstine, Annual Giving chair
As of December 31,2012, the Annual Giving is $101.93/Rotarian. Congratulations to all who have contributed as we are over the half way mark to the district goal of $190/Rotarian.
Of the 44 clubs, 11 have succeeded in reaching the district goal already. Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Orillia and their members for reaching the $279.54/Rotarian mark. Close behind are the Rotary clubs of Penetanguishe and Parry Sound, who are above the $250.00/Rotarian level.
Keep up the great work to make this world a better place to live.
Doug Jernigan has added an invitation to Rotarians in the District, for the District Learning Academy.
Rotarians taking this program will have a broader knowledge of Rotary at the Community, District and International levels.
For more information, click the link on the left, under District Links.