Thank you all. It was a wonderful day for the district.
What did your club do for January 24?
Many clubs participated in the January 24 Hunger Awareness Rotary Day of Service. Send pictures. To find out what clubs are already doing on a continuous basis for hunger awareness, go to our district website http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50214/Page/hunger-and-food-insecurity
Posted by Bonnie Black, PDG
So, what is the Rotary Club of Iqaluit all about? The club is situated in the capital of the Nunavut Territory on Baffin Island in Frobisher Bay. Originally, the Club met at the Frobisher Inn in 'downtown' Iqaluit but has since moved to the Legion.
You might be interested to know that their longest tenured member is Murray Horn who has Educational Administration as his classification. Soon, Murray will be headed for points south as he retires and wants to be closer to his extended family in the Montreal area. Their first female member was Eden Crout who joined as soon as women could! Today, the has 34 active members of which Geoff Johnson is the newest.
If you stopped someone on the street, they quickly respond that the Rotary Club of Iqaluit does a lot of good! The club is known for its Christmas Hampers for the needy, Elders' Dinner, Fall Fair for the kids, and more. For their 25th Anniversary, over a decade ago, they establish Rotary Park which is used by residents when the weather is warmer for picnics and barbeques with families. Benches were established throughout the park and many come to view the Bay and wildlife.
If a Rotarian from one of the other 69 clubs wants to visit, they would suggest either coming to visit to do something with the club such as helping with Fall Fair in October or, if for a relaxing vacation, try April during Toonik time. Not sure what that is? Ask a member when you see them at the District Conference or the District Training Assembly or PETS....yes, they travel south to keep our connections strong!
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Two donations. A total of $20,000. Now, that’s a good start on a fundraising campaign that will see the creation of a peace park with a labyrinth in Stittsville this year. This will be the first such peace park with a labyrinth within the city of Ottawa.
These two major donations, one for $15,000 and one for $5,000, were announced by the Rotary Club of Ottawa-Stittsville, the driving force behind this peace park project, at a celebration to launch the fundraising component of the project on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at the Bank of Montreal branch on Hazeldean Road in Stittsville. Rotarian Brad Spriggs is in the photo at right.
For the full article go to http://www.ottawacommunitynews.com/news-story/5261769-peace-park-campaign-receives-20-000-in-donations/
WEEK 30 WHAT IS A ROTARY PEACE FELLOW?
Established in 2002, each year, Rotary selects individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of the peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship/field study expenses. Two types of peace fellowships are available. We offer master’s degree fellowships at premier universities in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention. Programs last 15–24 months and require a practical internship of 2–3 months during the academic break. Each year we award up to 50 master’s fellowships from these institutions:
Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US http://rotarypeacecenternc.org/
International Christian University, Japan http://www.icu.ac.jp/en/
University of Bradford, UK http://www.bradford.ac.uk/external/
University of Queensland, Australia http://www.uq.edu.au/
Uppsala University, Sweden http://www.uu.se/en
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District 7040Jan 14, 2015 – Mar 11, 2015
Let's talk about membership
District 7040Jan 15, 2015 – Feb 26, 2015
District Council/Continuity Committee
T.R. Leger School, CornwallFeb 28, 2015
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
International Service/ Action international
T.R. Leger School, CornwallMar 07, 2015
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Rotary Leadership Institute(RLI)/L’institut Rotary
Quality Suites Pointe-ClaireMar 14, 2015
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
President Elect Training Seminar (PETS)
T.R. Leger School, CornwallMar 28, 2015
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Séminaire des subventions en français
T.R. Leger School, CornwallApr 17, 2015
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Grants Mgt. Seminar in English
T.R. Leger School, CornwallApr 17, 2015
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
District Training Assembly
T.R. Leger School, CornwallApr 18, 2015
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Dates to Remember
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
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