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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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

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.
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.

The Rotary Foundation spends charitable contributions on multiple programs and grants. From the eradication of POLIO to scholarships, vocational training teams, Rotary Peace Centers, Humanitarian projects. The funds are used for programs and projects Rotarians feel passionate about. If you want detailed financial information you should check on-line at www.rotary.org and you can see how much was spent on each program as well as operating costs. I can tell you that our Foundation is ranked as one of the best. With 1.2 million Rotarians over-seeing the funds at a grassroots level I have all the confidence in the world that are funds through Rotary are in amazing hands doing amazing work here and abroad.


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