Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec,
Nunavut, Northern New York
Est de l'Ontario, l'Ouest du Québec,
du Nunavut, du Nord de New York

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Time is running short.  Are you in the draw?
A great fundraiser event that you don't even have to leave your home for! For every $10.00 donation you will have a chance to win this beautiful framed painting by Rotarian George Lewis, the Waterman. George spoke at our recent District Conference. 

This painting is only available during Foundation Month, with funds to be donated to the Rotary Foundation to assist with future projects.  The winner will also become a Paul Harris Fellow.  You must pay by credit card on the district website, www.rotary7040.com check out Events, so that we get your name in the draw.  You can enter more than once and you will get an individual Foundation credit for your donation.

Winner will be drawn on November 29 - you do not need to be present! We even have a Rotaractor as one of our contributors now. The November 30 district bulletin will announce the winner.

Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE) is when a group of Rotarians from one Rotary district in the word travel to another for fun and fellowship.  It is usually reciprocal. Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE) is a great way to travel. Learn about how the locals live in their land and make lifelong friends. Discover cultures and communities in a unique way. And of course enjoy Rotary fellowship.  Often you share Rotary projects and ideas.
Do you like to travel? Enjoy meeting Rotarians from other countries? Want to get more out of touring? Want to learn more about Rotary in other regions? A Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE) program may be for you.
Exchange Participants
Only Rotarians and immediate family members (partner and children) are eligible for the visitor exchange. For the team exchange, only Rotarians and their partners are eligible. For either type of exchange, both districts should agree on the participants in advance.
Rotary International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced an extension of their existing fundraising partnership that could generate up to US$525 million in new money for polio eradication as the global effort to end this crippling disease enters its critical endgame phase.
Under the new agreement, announced before an audience of more than 20,000 Rotary members from 160 countries gathered in Lisbon for the humanitarian group’s annual convention, the Gates Foundation will match 2 for 1 every new dollar Rotary commits to polio eradication up to $35 million per year through 2018!

PM Stephen Harper and District Governor Arriane Carriere
Rotary International recognized Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Saturday, 18 October, with the organization's Polio Eradication Champion Award for his efforts to support a polio-free world.
 “Rotary International and its partners are very close to eradicating polio. With a commitment of more than $580 million since 1988, Canada has been a major partner with Rotary International in the effort to eradicate polio.” ~ District Governor Ariane Carriere
 “I am honoured to receive this prestigious award that recognizes the significant efforts and contributions that our Government continues to make towards eradicating polio. We will continue to work with our partners to help put an end to this devastating childhood disease which can be prevented with a simple vaccine. ~ Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Learn how you can help eliminate polio forever at www.endpolio.org


Upcoming Events


Dates to Remember

January 24, 2015
Rotary Day of Service - Hunger Awareness
February 23, 2015
Rotary International's birthday

Scholarship Information

December 1, 2014
Rotary Peace Fellow applications available.
April 15, 2015
Applications for Global Grant Scholarships and Peace Fellow scholarships due.
April 25, 2015
Interviews for Global Grant Scholarships
May 9, 2015
Interviews for Rotary Peace Fellowships
For more information click on the Foundation tab above.
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