Recent Updates
 
The Scholarships Committee is pleased to announce that Natalie Kauf, nominated by the Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston and selected as District 7040 Global Grant Scholarship candidate has been approved by The Rotary Foundation for the Global Grant Scholarship of $30,000 USD.
 
Natalie will be pursuing her studies at Cambridge University in the UK.  
 
 
 
Just before John Germ dropped by, Rick Youngblood took a deep breath. “You want to match his energy,” he says, “but he makes it hard to keep up.” Youngblood is the president and CEO of Blood Assurance, a regional blood bank in Chattanooga, Tenn., that Germ helped found in 1972. After his visit with Youngblood, Germ strode between mountains of empty bottles and cans at Chattanooga’s John F. Germ Recycling Center at Orange Grove, which he designed, before he drove to a construction site and popped a cork to dedicate a Miracle League field where special needs children will play baseball – all before zipping to the airport for a flight to Chicago and a cab ride to Rotary International World Headquarters, where he takes office as president of RI this month.
 
Why the breakneck pace? “I don’t have hobbies,” he says. “Civic work is my recreation.”
 
 
 
The Rotary Adventure in the Environment program is offered by the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise September 12th - 15th, 2016.
 
Participants will have the opportunity to interact with scientists from the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences for four days of field biology and environmental sciences. This program is offered for youth at least 16 years of age and have a minimum of 2 years of high school science.
 
 
 
Rotary International will make your club’s July 2016 invoice available online around the middle of July. RI uses the membership data that’s in Rotary’s database as of 1 July to generate the invoice, so you need to make sure that your club’s information is current by then. Having an accurate membership figure is vitally important — RI can no longer adjust invoices after they’re made available.
 
 
 
When was the last time there was polio in Europe? If you guessed 2002, the year the region was certified polio-free, you were wrong. The last time polio affected a child in Europe was last summer. In 2015, two Ukrainian children were diagnosed with paralytic polio, and, given the way the disease manifests itself, that means many more were likely infected and didn’t show symptoms. At least one Western news outlet deemed the outbreak “crazy” – but the reality is that no place on earth is safe from polio until the disease is eradicated everywhere.
 
 
 
Recent Rotary District 7040 Facebook Posts
 
A Message from DG Nabil...
Welcome to a new year in the Rotary calendar.  I am so looking forward to the upcoming year and working with each one of you to make our theme of the year a reality focusing on "ROTARY SERVING HUMANITY".
 
Our district is thriving with tremendous talents of experienced and new Rotarians who are making a difference within our communities and around the world.
 
I always ask myself and others why we are Rotarians. The overwhelming answer I have received is SERVICE.  We are here to serve others. When I hear the theme “Rotary serving humanity” I see us serving the world near and far, from serving our next door neighborhoods to serving those in faraway places that we may never meet. 
 
During this coming year my goal is to focus on club rejuvenation, our youth programs, and celebrating our accomplishments.
 
 
Rotary Foundation Centennial
This coming Rotary Year, we will be building up to the Atlanta International Convention in June - the official Centennial of our Foundation will be celebrated all year long.
 
If you were at the District Training Assembly in April, you know there is a lot of information you can use at Club Assemblies and at Club Events beginning 1 July. I also want to continue sharing ideas on how to celebrate this momentous occasion on our District website and at our quarterly Foundation meetings which are held concurrently with International Service.
 
Youth Services
These are very exciting times for students, both outbounds as well as inbounds and, of course, our returning rebound students.

We have 11 rebound students returning from abroad and some have already returned home. They will be filled with stories about their  adventures , the challenges they had and, of course, the excitement of immersing themselves in a new culture.

The integration back can sometimes be difficult for the student. We will be having a Rebound Reorientation on August 27-28/2016 at Charleston Lake where we prepare the student to being back home.
 
 
District Conference
 
DisCon2016 Sponsorship
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
 
 
RI Convention: Atlanta
Rotary International
Convention
June 10 - 14, 2017