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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We are 99% of the way to a polio-free world – truly, “this close” to eradicating polio forever. On 24 October, help us get closer by spreading the word about our fight to End Polio Now with our communities and the world. Here’s how:
  • Hear polio survivor and Ironman athlete Minda Dentler’s incredible story. Register today for our End Polio Now: Make History Today Livestream event.
  • Make a gift today and protect another child from getting polio for life.
  • Share Rotary’s fight to end polio with local government officials and use this opportunity to encourage them to support the global commitment to a polio free world. Download advocacy and event resources.
  • Show your support for polio eradication on social media and let your friends know that you want to end polio with this new End Polio Now graphic.
  • Host your own event on 24 October and add your voice to the conversation with the hashtag #WorldPolioDay.

Our global network of volunteers has helped the vast majority of the world end polio. On World Polio Day, let’s show the world that when Rotarians start something, they finish it. Let’s end polio now.
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A video from the Walk to End Polio October 5 in Gatineau Park made by AG Jacinthe Paillé Landry
 
 

 
 
Call for applications for Global Grant Scholarship for the academic year 2015-16.
 
District 7040 will offer one Global Grant Scholarship in the academic year 2015-16.   The scholarship  will  be awarded according to the criteria of the Rotary Global Grant Scholarships. The successful candidate in this competition will be awarded a non-renewable, one-year scholarship to a maximum of $30,000 USD for the first year of studies at the Master's degree level in one of the six designated areas of study as identified by Rotary International's project criteria:
 
1) Peace and conflict resolution/prevention
2) Disease prevention and treatment
3) Water and sanitation
4)Maternal and child health
5) Basic education and literacy
6) Economic and community development
 
The successful candidate must meet the requirements as set by the Global Grant Scholarship application form, must have the endorsement of a District 7040 Rotary Club, must be a citizen of Canada or the US living permanently within the boundaries of District 7040, and must be studying outside of District 7040 and his/her home country.
 
The application form can be found at the District 7040 website under the Scholarships heading.
The District Endorsement form is found on the D 7040 website under the 'Scholarships' heading.
 
NOTE:  Because the Rotary International Global Grant scholarships are still in the early stages of the new grants system we anticipate that there may be some changes or adjustments in the process as currently outlined.
 
Candidates are strongly advised to consult the RI website-  www.rotary.org - frequently to ensure that they continue to meet the criteria/requirements for a Rotary International Scholarship.
 
The deadline for applications is April 15 2015 and those applications should be e-mailed to katie.burke@rotary7040.com 
 
Interviews will take place on Saturday, April 25 2015 at a location yet to be determined;  applicants may request to be interviewed over the Internet with the understanding that D7040 is not responsible for any technical problems.
 
ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF INTERVIEW.
 

 
Action requested: nominate one qualified Rotarian from our district for the Vocational Service Leadership Award
Due Date: 24 October 2014
 
We strongly encourage everyone to participate in Rotary’s recognition programs, which are designed to honor Rotary’s most dedicated leaders who serve their communities with compassion and perseverance. Exemplary Rotarians lead by example!
 
The Vocational Service Leadership Award recognizes Rotarians who have made a significant impact in advancing vocational service, but do not hold district or international leadership positions. This award is a wonderful opportunity for you to honor a Rotarian in your district who is actively committed to vocational service and may otherwise go unrecognized.
 
Please note that only one Rotarian per district may receive the Vocational Service Leadership Award each year and Rotarians may only receive this award once. A detailed explanation of the award criteria can be found in the nomination form, available for download at www.rotary.org/awards. Any active Rotarian in good standing who meets the award criteria is eligible to receive this award, except for current, incoming and past district governors, and current, incoming and past RI directors.
 
 
Completed nomination forms must arrive to the District Awards Chair by October 24. Eligible nominations submitted by the deadline will be processed and the District Governor will receive a certificate for your nominee in January 2015. Late submissions will not be accepted. Please submit your completed nomination via e-mail to Fred Carriere.
 
 

 
 
WEEK 16 WHAT IS A ROTARY FOUNDATION BEQUEST SOCIETY MEMBER?
 
The Rotary Foundation recognizes couples or individuals who have made commitments in their estate plans totaling US$10,000 or more. Donors may elect to receive an engraved crystal recognition piece and a pin commemorating the commitment at each new recognition level. A gift of at least $10,000 in your name to The Rotary Foundation creates a legacy of your generosity and compassion as you are helping many people live better lives around the world. We have 42 Rotary Foundation Bequest Society Members in our District.
 
WON’T YOU JOIN THEM BY COMPLETING THIS BEQUEST SOCIETY FORM?
 
 

 
 

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