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We meet Mondays at 6:30 PM
The Gibson Centre
63 Tupper St. West
Rotary Hall - 2nd Floor
Alliston, ON  L9R 1E4
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No Rotary tonight
Jul 03, 2017
Maureen and John
Jul 10, 2017
Rotary Club Meeting
No Rotary tonight
Jul 17, 2017
No Rotary tonight
Jul 24, 2017
Maureen and John
Jul 31, 2017
Rotary Club Meeting and Board Meeting
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Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Local Rotary News
New member Judy Irvine during her speech
Last Monday evening, on June 16th, two new members were welcomed into the Rotary Club of Alliston. Last night, Judy Irvine gave her speech to introduce herself and provide insight to the other members about who she is and why she's become a Rotarian. Judy is a lovely person and the Rotary Club of Alliston is pleased to have her working with them. Welcome Aboard Judy!
Maureen Royle, New Member Marnie MacKay, Leo Kleiss and John McFarland
Joan Hayward, New Member Judy Irvine, Leo Kleiss and John McFarland
Photos courtesy of John McFarland
Welcome to our newest Rotary members Marnie MacKay and Judy Irvine!
This message is going to ALL ROTARIANS in District 7070!
It's here!  With the opening of the convention here in Atlanta, registration officially begins for our own International Convention next year in Toronto.
This is your notice of a very special sale, ONLY good during the Atlanta convention.
Register directly below, between June 10-14 only, for only $295. 
I know several Clubs are also offering additional incentives to members within our District to support our convention - thank you.
There's no limit to this special, so let's show our support and smash records for Host District Rotarian registrations this week!
(And if RI tells me we managed that...I'll figure out a prize.)  :-)
Yours in Rotary,
Neil Phillips
District Governor 2017-18
John McFarland, Darlene Hunter, Patricia Middlebrook, Dr. Rob Kirsh, Terri Lynn Nimmons, Amanda Manual, Dave Green, Ralph Jones and Sue Leach at St. Paul's Catholic School
Brush Off with Terri Lynn and Giraffe friend
Rotarian John McFarland with Brushamania Winner of Colouring Contest at St. Pauls CS, Prize donated by Nu-Tek Electric (dinner at Swiss Chalet)
700 Students (K- Grade 2) from St. Paul's Catholic School and Ernest Cumberland Public School participated in the Brushamania program
Brushamania is a a Rotary program to promote oral health in young children. The Rotary Club of Alliston and Kind Dentistry have partnered for the last number of years at the elementary schools in Alliston. This year we had 2 schools participating, St. Pauls Catholic School and Ernest Cumberland,  with approximately 700 children attending the presentation by Dr. Rob Kirsh from Kind Dentistry. He was assisted by his staff Terri Lynn Nimmons and Amanda Manual. The children learn about oral hygiene and how to take care of their teeth. Rotary Club of Alliston, Kind Dentistry and Nu-Tek Electric sponsors the program with the purchase of toothbrushes and toothpaste for all participating children. Nu-Tek Electric and Kind Dentistry sponsor a colouring contest for the students at each school. The donated prizes were an Electric Toothbrush and a gift card for Dinner at Swiss Chalet. Volunteer Rotarians were at both schools to hand out the Oral Health Kits to the students. Thank you to Kind Dentistry, Nu-Tek Electric and all the volunteers.
Reverend Kim McArthur, President Leo Kleiss (presenting a thank you certificate) and Sheila Dickson
Photo by Dave Green
Reverend Kim McArthur and Sheila Dickson spoke passionately about the The Village Kids Club which operates out of St. Andrew Anglican Church in Alliston. The program offers an after school program for children in our community. The children learn skills like cooking, sewing, woodworking, drumming as well as getting homework help from volunteer mentors. The children come from all different schools and are between ages 7-13 years.  Teachers can refer students to the program. The program is offered free of charge and is in it's second year of operation with 40 children attending.  If you would like to volunteer or know of a child that would benefit from the program, please visit their website. For more information please visit their website below.

President Leo Kleiss, Rotarians John and Cora Van Laar, and Lorne Kenney (John, Cora and Lorne are Rotarians from Rotary Club of Collingwood South Georgian Bay

Rotarians John and Cora Van Laar spoke to the club on Monday, April 24 about the Back to School program in the Philippines.

John and Cora are members of the Rotary Club of Collingwood South Georgian Bay in District 7010, and John is an Honourary member of the RC Cebu West, PHILIPPINES. John and Cora are the founders of the ” Back to School " project and they shared pictures and stories of the project's work. For more information, visit their website.

Darlene Hunter, Sue Leach and Joanne Waylen were at Ernest Cumberland PS presenting the three Grade 5 classes with Rotary dictionaries on Friday.
Dave Green and Sue Leach presented three Grade 5 classes at St Paul's Catholic School on Wednesday.
 Rotary Club of Alliston presents dictionaries to the all the Grade 5 students in four public schools in Alliston. During the presentation the students learn a little about what Rotary does in our community and in the world. The students receive their own personalized copy of the Rotary Dictionary to use to help them with reading and writing now and into the future. Thank you to Joan Hayward for organizing and to Dave, Darlene and Joanne for the presentations.
Be there for our Club Meeting on January 23...You won't want to miss our speaker..
Emily Boiteau is the Donor Relations Coordinator for ShelterBox Canada. She manages all donations and plays a key role as the first point of contact for donors and supporters at the Toronto-based national office. Emily is a graduate from the College of Arts and Science from the University of Saskatchewan and after traveling to disaster-prone countries and volunteering with local and international non-profits, chose to pursue a career at ShelterBox Canada. Emily is eager to work closely with ShelterBox Canada supporters to help ensure that no family is without shelter. Emily is originally from Alberta and in her free time enjoys knitting, cooking and exploring the outdoors.
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