MAI EST LE MOIS DU SERVICE JEUNESSE DE ROTARY!

Les programmes du Rotary développent la prochaine génération de dirigeants, fournissent des fonds pour faire du monde un endroit meilleur et font de la paix une priorité.

Le service pour les jeunes (communément appelé nouvelles générations) est la 5e avenue de service du Rotary et se décline sous diverses formes dans notre district et dans le monde du Rotary, notamment: Rotaract, Interact, Rotary Youth Exchange et Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.
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TALKING POINTS: Rotary, Polio and COVID-19

 
Polio infrastructure support for COVID-19 response:
  • Over the next several months the polio infrastructure Rotary helped build – including its tools, workforce, and extensive surveillance networks – will be used to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by supporting preparedness and response activities in many countries, including Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. This truly represents the ‘Plus” in PolioPlus.
     
  • Building on decades of experience stopping polio outbreaks, Rotary and our partners have a critical role to play in protecting communities from this unprecedented pandemic, just as the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) did in the past to respond to outbreaks of Ebola, yellow fever, and Avian flu.
     
  • In places like Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan polio staff are tracing contacts and testing for COVID-19, combatting misinformation and sensitizing health professionals on the disease. The GPEI’s coordination mechanisms – such as hotlines and emergency operations centers – and physical assets like vehicles and computers have also been deployed against COVID-19.
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Rotarian Bill Towns - Rotary's 2nd Longest Serving Member

Posted on Mar 14, 2020
William (Bill) Towns (left) with club member Jean Polak, at 70th anniversary celebration,
February 3, 2018. Photo courtesy of Mary Beth Hartill/Metroland
 
Rotary’s longest serving living member Bill Town’s passed away this morning at age 95, in the hospital he loved, built and sustained for decades. 
 
Bill served Rotary for 72 years as of February 13th and after much research, it is believed that Bill was the second longest serving Rotarian EVER having been only out-served by a gentlemen in Georgia who served 78 years (and who has long since passed away).
 
On Bill’s 70th anniversary the Rotary Club of Bracebridge held a celebration in Bill’s honour. Read the MuskokaRegion.com article - HERE.
 
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“Spotlight on Service” - WORLD COMMUNITY SERVICE CAN BE LIFE ALTERING
 

Posted on Mar 12, 2020
As Chair of our Rotary District’s Global Grants Committee and member of our District Grants Committee Dawn Straka witnessed meaningful work being done by Rotarians and Rotary Clubs across Central Ontario and North-Western Quebec. This good work happens right here in our own communities and across the globe. What we do close to home is easy to see but how many of us have really experienced the full effects of our actions thousands of miles away where District Grants and Global Grants may be contributing to our efforts?
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WATER AND SANITATION 

Posted on Mar 01, 2020
During MarchRotary Water and Sanitation Month, we're celebrating our commitment to create healthier communities by supplying clean water and sanitation facilities to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. This is one of The Rotary Foundation’s six areas of focus.
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Spotlight on Service - Rotary Scholarships

 

Posted by Shelly Duben, Director of Service Projects on Feb 18, 2020
“Changing Lives One Scholar at a Time”: An Opportunity for your Rotary Club
 
Rotary Scholarship programs change lives and are offered in the form of Global Grant Scholarships and Peace fellowships! 
 
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    PROMOTING PEACE

    February: Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month

    Of the 60 million people displaced by armed conflict or persecution, 90% are civilians. Half of those civilians are children. That’s millions of reasons why Rotary is so engaged in service projects, fellowships and other Rotary-sponsored campaigns in pursuit of peace in our world.
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    GATES FOUNDATION EXTENDS FUNDRAISING PARTNERSHIP

    Posted on Jan 22, 2020

    Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation just announced the extension of our fundraising partnership. The Gates Foundation will continue matching donations to Rotary’s PolioPlus program 2-1, up to $50 million every year.

     
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    "Spotlight on Service" - R.E.L.A.Y. (Rotarians Enhancing Learning of African Youth)

    Posted on Jan 08, 2020
    Shelly Duben, Director of Service Projects, Rotary District 7010
     
    This Spotlight on Service is shining the light on R.E.L.A.Y. (Rotarians Enhancing Learning of African Youth) which is District 7010's International Project being led by the Rotary Club of Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes. This multi-year project, located in a small rural village north of Lusaka, Zambia, began in its planning stages in 2016. Team leaders, Michael and Shelly Duben (both Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes Rotarians) led their 7th R.E.L.A.Y. team to Zambia in March 2018. Since 2005, they have led teams to Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Zambia.
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    Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

    Posted on Dec 01, 2019
    Rotary believes good health care is everyone’s right. Yet 400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care.
     
    Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to us. Our clubs lead efforts both large and small. We set up temporary clinics, blood donation centres, and training facilities in underserved communities struggling with outbreaks and health care access. We design and build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients, and governments to work together.
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    A Foundation to build on - The Rotary Foundation

    Posted on Nov 01, 2019
    The Rotary Foundation is recognized as one of the most effective and well-managed charitable organizations in the world, with 12 consecutive four-star ratings from Charity Navigator and an A-plus rating from CharityWatch.
     
    We know that the Foundation is helping Rotarians do good in the world, but it can be difficult to convey the full scope of its work. So Rotary International has put together some figures from the past five years — 2014-15 through 2018-19 — to tell the story of the generosity of Rotarians and the good work that the Foundation supports.
     
    November is Rotary Foundation Month. To make a contribution, go to rotary.org/donate.
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    WORLD POLIO DAY - October 24th

    Every year, on 24 October, World Polio Day, we celebrate our progress toward eradicating polio. Clubs around the world raise awareness in their communities and spread the word that the fight to end polio is not over.
     
     
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    BASIC EDUCATION AND LITERACY

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    Worldwide, 67 million children have no access to education, and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our members support educational projects that provide technology, teacher training, vocational training teams, student meal programs, and low-cost textbooks to communities. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.
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      "Spotlight on Service" - The Monarch Ultra

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Aug 29, 2019
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      WHAT IS THE MONARCH ULTRA?
       
      A team of filmmakers, runners, and pollinator advocates will be telling the story of the monarch butterfly's migration as seen through the eyes of ultra-runners who will run the same distance of 4,300 km (2,671 miles) from southern Ontario to central Mexico in the fall of 2019.  The Monarch Ultra is the first attempt to run across North America (Canada, United States and Mexico) in order to raise awareness of monarch butterflies who make the migratory journey every year, and whose populations are in decline. This multi-day running adventure will invite runners to traverse wild and remote landscapes while building camaraderie, overcoming adversity, and sharing a singular adventure with monarch butterflies. The Monarch Ultra Relay Run starts in Peterborough, Ontario on September 19th and ends in the Sierra Madre Mountains in central Mexico on November 4th, with runners following the same migration route as monarch butterflies. Most importantly, the Monarch Ultra is an opportunity to connect communities in Canada, USA, and Mexico with common goals of Earth stewardship and biodiversity conservation. 
      "Spotlight on Service" - The Monarch Ultra Shelly Duben 2019-08-29 04:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Barrie-Kempenfelt

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Aug 15, 2019
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      Kirk Evans is proud to serve as the president of the Rotary Club of Barrie Kempenfelt. This busy club currently has 83 members, including Past District Governor Mike Kinsey. This year, the club is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
       
      For the Spotlight, President Kirk would like to focus on a new initiative. Here’s what he has to say. The Rotary Club of Barrie-Kempenfelt has decided to be the first club in our District (that they know of) to implement a dual Rotaract/Rotary member.  At the recent changeover meeting, the past Rotaract President Lauren Martinuik was inducted as the first dual member to the Barrie-Kempenfelt Club.  Lauren is an amazing addition to the club and brings youth, experience in leadership and a positive attitude to help keep the club moving in the right direction. 
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Barrie-Kempenfelt Shelly Duben 2019-08-15 04:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Temiskaming Shores and Area

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Aug 08, 2019
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      Sean Laferriere is proud to serve as the president of the Rotary Club of Temiskaming Shores and Area. This busy club currently has 25 members.
       
      The club’s long standing fundraiser is Sunday night "Stay at Home Rotary TV Bingo". It goes from September to March and is a good source of revenue for the club. Members are currently hosting a Wednesday night BBQ for 9 weeks in July and August to help the Temiskaming Art Gallery with "Art in the Park”. It is a venue where artists can showcase their arts and crafts and the public is entertained by local musicians. BBQs are held on Wednesday nights at the Pavillion on the waterfront from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. If you’re in the Temiskaming area, please drop by!
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Temiskaming Shores and Area Shelly Duben 2019-08-08 04:00:00Z 0

       

      MEMBERSHIP AND NEW CLUB DEVELOPMENT

      While every month can serve as Membership & New Club Development Month, August is a good month to celebrate your Rotary club, your members, and the good you do in your community and around the world. If you haven't recommended a new Rotary member yet during this Rotary year, now would be a great time to get started. Everything Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors need to know about membership to assist you can be found on My Rotary - under Membership.
       
      NOT A ROTARIAN? Read why you need Rotary AND Rotary needs you. Then consider joining us.
       
       
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      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Bracebridge-Muskoka

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Jul 18, 2019
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      Shelly Duben (that’s me!) has taken over as president of the Rotary Club of Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes, as Sandra Winspear has just finished her term. This club of 32 members has been proudly serving the Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes communities since 2001.
       
      Over the years, the club has been involved in many successful projects. For several years, the club was known as the “Teddy Bear Club” because of the success of their sale of teddy bears to support the Rotary Foundation. The club also organizes and runs the Santa Claus Parade for the Town of Bracebridge, bringing smiles to the faces of children and adults alike every December. Another major project that has had a positive impact in the community is the Interval House renovation project. Interval House is the local women’s shelter. Club members wanted the women and children who have to stay at the shelter to have a comfortable, “homey” room to stay in during their difficult times. Over 3 years, Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes Rotarians completely renovated the 10 bedrooms at Interval House. The rooms were painted; new flooring was installed; new dressers, rocking chairs, wall hangings, lamps, curtains, and bedding were purchased for each room. Last year, the club also installed new carpeting in the children’s playroom and put new cabinets into the kitchen. According to staff members, the transformation has been amazing and gives the women a bit more dignity while staying at the shelter.
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Bracebridge-Muskoka Shelly Duben 2019-07-18 04:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Jul 11, 2019
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      David Munch has taken over as president of the Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers. Thanks to Kris Cacciotti for a great year as president! This club of 57 members has been serving the Sudbury area for 2years. Their club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship.
       
      Sudbury Sunrisers Rotarians get very involved in their local and international communities. For the last 10 years, they have supported the Pregnancy Care Centre & Infant Food Bank in their "All We Need for Christmas" Campaign because no one should go hungry over the holidays, especially the littlest community members. They also participate in the Pregnancy Care Centre “Fill a Crib” project. In November, when Sudbury really needed blood donors, the club adopted a Give Life Canadian Blood Services Donor Center for a week. At Christmas, they did “31 Days of Christmas for the Elgin Street Mission”.  They encouraged volunteer groups and businesses to come together during the month of December to serve meals to many in their community and raised funds for the mission to support meals during the slowest months of the year.
       
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers Shelly Duben 2019-07-11 04:00:00Z 0

      GLOBAL GRANTS  AWARDED!

      Posted on Jul 07, 2019
      The Rotary Foundation have announced the awarding of 2 Global Grants involving clubs in our district to be carried out in 2019-2020.
       
      The Rotary clubs of Nueva Guatemala [Host Sponsor] and North Bay [International Sponsor] Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP) Global Grant application has been approved for a total amount of US $628,518. A total of 184 clubs, 21 districts, and a $114,000 match from the government of Canada contributed to this grant, which will provide the gift of literacy, education, and training to more than 8,000 children and teachers in rural Guatemala.
       
      The Rotary clubs of Delhi Midwest and Sudbury Sunrisers [International Sponsor] applied for a Global Grant to provide toilets, hand-washing stations and training to address the sanitation and hygiene needs of 5 schools in South Delhi, India. They have been awarded US $96,750.
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      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Lindsay

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Jul 04, 2019
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      Adam Hayward has just taken over as president of the Rotary Club of Lindsay and the club thanks Carol Timlin for her service as president for the 2018-19 Rotary year. This club of 36 members has had a great influence on its local community and other communities around the world. The Rotary Club of Lindsay is celebrating 97 years as a club, as it was chartered in May 1922! Though not a Charter Member, a future Premier of Ontario joined the Club in the late summer of 1922. The Right Honourable Leslie M. Frost served as President of the Club in 1926-1927 and once remarked "I worked about as hard as when I became Premier nearly a quarter of a century later."
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Lindsay Shelly Duben 2019-07-04 04:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Orillia

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Jun 27, 2019
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      Andrew Shuttleworth is just finishing his year as the president of the Rotary Club of Orillia and will soon be handing over the reins to President Elect Tony Antidormi. The Rotary Club of Orillia has 66 members in its noon club and satellite club and has had 7 District Governors throughout its history, including Don Whitfield, Carl Dickson and Marilyn Hanson who are still members of the club.
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Orillia Shelly Duben 2019-06-27 04:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Penetanguishene

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Jun 20, 2019
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      Aaron Kontkanen is proud to serve this year as the president of the Rotary Club of Penetanguishene. Soon the leadership of this small but mighty club of 18 members will be passed on to President Elect Glen Holmes. This is also the home club to Past District Governor Sue Cook. A big change for the club this year is that it has gone from a catered meal to a “bring your own lunch” model. Besides lowering the cost of their meetings, there are no longer any complaints about the food!
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Penetanguishene Shelly Duben 2019-06-20 04:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Collingwood South Georgian Bay

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Jun 13, 2019
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      Jen Scholte is proud to serve this year as the president of the Rotary Club of Collingwood South Georgian Bay. Soon the leadership of this vibrant club of 49 members will be passed on to President Elect Jeannine Faubert. The Rotary Club of South Georgian Bay is a breakfast club but no breakfast is served! This makes it more affordable for many. They do have coffee though, but bring your own mug because the club has gone green!
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Collingwood South Georgian Bay Shelly Duben 2019-06-13 04:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of North Bay

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Jun 06, 2019
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      Steve Wright is proud to serve this year as the President of the Rotary Club of North Bay. The Rotary Club of North Bay maintains a strong membership and is very active throughout the community. They currently have 68 members, including Past District Governor Jack Lockhart, incoming District Governor Bill Hagborg, and 9 Honourary members. The Club has been making a difference in North Bay and Callander community since 1923, when the club received its charter from Rotary International. 
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of North Bay Shelly Duben 2019-06-06 04:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Gore Bay

      Posted by Shelly Duben on May 30, 2019
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      Al Morka is proud to serve this year as the president of the Rotary Club of Gore Bay. Al transferred into the Gore Bay Club from Chatham a few years ago and members say that the club is flourishing under his leadership. President-Elect Karen Simpson says that she has a tough act to follow!
       
      The club currently has 15 very dedicated members, some of whom travel literally from the farthest ends of the island to meet in Gore Bay.  They have a member in Meldrum Bay and another in Manitowaning.  The distance between their homes is 137 Km.
       
      The club’s most visible project, and probably the one with the greatest impact on the community, is the Gore Bay Medical Centre.  The Gore Bay Club built the medical centre and turned it over to the town for ongoing management.  The club continues to support the medical centre through its registered charity.  Most recently they donated $20,000 for mandated upgrades to the Telehealth equipment. 
       
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Gore Bay Shelly Duben 2019-05-30 04:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Kapuskasing

      Posted by Shelly Duben on May 23, 2019
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      Linda Rody is proud to serve this year as the President of the Rotary Club of Kapuskasing. This busy club of 22 members, doing the work of 44, has been serving the Kapuskasing area since 1966.
       
      This “little club who can”, is very well respected in its community; if there is something happening in town, you can rest assured that Rotary is there, supporting it. The Rotary Club of Kapuskasing has always been and continues to be involved in numerous community events including the Kapuskasing Lumberjack Festival, an event in which they have been platinum sponsors for many years.
       
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Kapuskasing Shelly Duben 2019-05-23 04:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Timmins-Porcupine

      Posted by Shelly Duben on May 16, 2019
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      Saralyn Howard is proud to serve this year as the president of the Rotary Club of Timmins-Porcupine. This club has been active in the community since 1949 and is the result of an amalgamation of two former clubs.
       
      This year the club embarked on a fun new initiative called the Rotary Gold Mine Weekly 50/50 draw, fashioned after a club in Sackville, New Brunswick. Each week, players put a toonie with their designated number in one of several boxes at retailers across town. On Monday nights the boxes are collected and all the toonies are counted. A number is drawn and if the person with that number played their toonie, they win 50% of the weekly profit. The Rotary club keeps 25% and donates the other 25% to the pre-determined charity of the week. This has been a lot of work for many members, but everyone enjoys it and it has helped the club’s publicity in town and on Facebook where videos of the draws are posted. The best part of the draws is that the charity of the week sends volunteers to count the toonies, so the club gets to meet so many volunteers from different clubs and organizations in the community, including the YMCA, Cochrane Timiskaming Children’s Treatment Centre, Project Love, and many more. 
       
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Timmins-Porcupine Shelly Duben 2019-05-16 04:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Peterborough

      Posted by Shelly Duben on May 02, 2019
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      Ken Tremblay is proud to serve this year as the President of the Rotary Club of Peterborough. This busy club of 69 members has been serving the Peterborough area for many years and is the home club to Assistant Governor Rick Storey.
       
      Locally, the Rotary Club of Peterborough operates a breakfast program at the Prince of Wales Elementary School. Club members and other volunteers provide and prepare breakfast 5 days a week at the school. This program has run for over five years and meets a need in their local community. Recently volunteers from our Club were joined by some players from the Peterborough Petes hockey team.
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Peterborough Shelly Duben 2019-05-02 04:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Wheels For Learning Project 

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Apr 25, 2019
      Instead of shining the light on a particular club, I would like to shine the light on a multi-club project that has been a big part of District 7010 for several years - the Rotary Wheels for Learning (RWFL) Project.
       
      The Rotary Wheels for Learning (RWFL) Project is an international humanitarian project, conducted in Cambodia, and led by the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst. In its eighth year, the aim of the project is twofold. First, they build, repair and distribute bicycles to impoverished rural children so they may have the opportunity to attend school. Secondly, they identify and fund critical Education and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects at rural schools so the children can remain healthy and stay in school.
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Wheels For Learning Project Shelly Duben 2019-04-25 04:00:00Z 0

      Copy of "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Bracebridge

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Apr 18, 2019
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      The Rotary Wheels for Learning (RWFL) Project is an international humanitarian project, conducted in Cambodia, and led by the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst. In its eighth year, the aim of the project is twofold. First, they build, repair and distribute bicycles to impoverished rural children so they may have the opportunity to attend school. Secondly, they identify and fund critical Education and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) projects at rural schools so the children can remain healthy and stay in school.
      Copy of "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Bracebridge Shelly Duben 2019-04-18 04:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Bracebridge

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Apr 18, 2019
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      Andrew Smellie is proud to serve this year as the President of the Rotary Club of Bracebridge. The Rotary Club of Bracebridge maintains strong membership and is very active throughout the community. They currently have 70 members including Past District Governor Margaret Walton.
       
      The Rotary Club of Bracebridge continues to be involved in numerous community events, activities and fundraisers. Here are just a few of them: When Rotary International celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2005, clubs were asked to commemorate this occasion by establishing a permanent project that would create an enduring benefit in that club's community. The Rotary Club of Bracebridge, in cooperation with the District of Muskoka and the Town of Bracebridge, chose to develop a destination garden, named the Rotary Centennial Gardens.
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Bracebridge Shelly Duben 2019-04-18 04:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Barrie-Huronia

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Apr 04, 2019
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      Stephen Twigg is proud to serve this year as the President of the Rotary Club of Barrie-Huronia. The 102 members of this club “share a passion for service which helps them accomplish the remarkable”.
       
      Barrie-Huronia Rotarians are very proud of their growing membership. They have brought in 17 new members since September 2018! They started a satellite club which meets at a different time and venue than the lunch meeting. This offered more choice for people who could not attend meetings at noon. The satellite club has no meal so this makes it more affordable for members as well. As a result, the club has new and enthusiastic members engaged in Rotary, helping on committees and making a difference in the community.
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Barrie-Huronia Shelly Duben 2019-04-04 04:00:00Z 0

      MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH MONTH

      Posted on Apr 01, 2019
      At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, Rotary International provide immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improve access to essential medical services, and support trained health care providers for mothers and their children. Their projects ensure sustainability by empowering the local community to take ownership of health care training programs.
       
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      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach and Area

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Mar 28, 2019
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      Kevin de Groot is proud to serve this year as the President of the Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach and Area. This is a small but very busy club whose members are trying every day to serve and be an inspiration to their community. 
       
      One of the club’s main fundraisers is the Annual Corvette Lottery. They give away a brand new Corvette every year. The Early Bird Draw takes place in early July and the main event is in September. Last year, the winner was a Wasaga Beach resident who was presented her keys at their wrap up party in September. They have a team of 7 dedicated Rotarians who work year round on the Corvette committee, however it is the responsibility of every Club member to sell Corvette tickets from May -September each year. This Corvette Lottery raises $80,000 annually for local charities. Just last year, they issued cheques to the following charities at their wrap-up event: Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation; Royal Victoria Hospital of Barrie Foundation; Friends of Nancy Island Historic Site and Wasaga Beach Park; 714 Wasaga Beach R.C. (Air) Cadet Squadron Sponsoring Committee; Strong Kids Campaign, YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka; Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Georgian Triangle; Habitat for Humanity South Georgian Bay; Wasaga Beach Ministerial Food Bank; Georgian Bay Humane Society; Hospice Georgian Triangle; My Friends House; Junior Achievement; Gilda’s House; and First Robotics Canada. To find out how to get a ticket for this year’s Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe, visit https://www.corvettelottery.com/.
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach and Area Shelly Duben 2019-03-28 04:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Minden

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Mar 21, 2019
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      Betty Mark is proud to be the president of the Rotary Club of Minden. The Minden Rotary Club has been serving the Township of Minden Hills since 1947. The 16 members of this club work hard to provide for their community and offer help and support wherever and whenever it is needed.
       
      The club’s major fundraiser is their annual Dinner and Auction, held on the first Saturday in June. This is always a fun evening with lots of good food, good fellowship with the addition of an entertaining various auctions and draws. The third weekend in July, the club hosts an annual Blue Grass Festival at the Minden Fair Grounds. Its popularity grows each year and campers are known to start arriving on the Monday before the weekend event. Please consider attending one of these great events this summer!
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Minden Shelly Duben 2019-03-21 04:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Huntsville

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Mar 07, 2019
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      Kim O’Grady is proud to serve this year as the President of the Rotary Club of Huntsville. This is also the home club of Area 4 Assistant Governor Brandy Van Gelder. The Rotary Club of Huntsville was chartered in 1934 and over several years, the club sponsored other Rotary clubs in the District - in Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Parry Sound and Haliburton. 
       
      From the beginning, the Rotary Club of Huntsville became active both locally and internationally. The first major local project, the building of Pioneer Village (now Muskoka Heritage Place) started in 1961 and continued to expand throughout the years to include the addition of the Train Station. This site is a valued tourist attraction preserving the rich heritage of Muskoka. Over the years, many club contributions and partnerships have helped to better and strengthen the community. Some of these include donations to: Fairvern Nursing Home; Huntsville Hospital; Hospice Huntsville; the Library; the Centennial Centre (Summit Centre), Huntsville’s Fire Hall; Avery Beach Pavillon, the Hunter’s Bay Trail (part of the Trans Canada Trail); and the Youth Skateboard park. Some of their more recent projects include the band shell in Riverside Park and a contribution towards Huntsville Public School’s Accessible Playground.
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Huntsville Shelly Duben 2019-03-07 05:00:00Z 0

      Water and Sanitation 

      Posted on Mar 01, 2019
      In rural Ghana, Rotary members supply clean water and sanitation facilities to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
       
      Clean water is a basic need for human beings. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, they live healthier and more productive lives. However, at least 3,000 children die each day from diseases caused by unsafe water, which is what motivates our members to build wells, install rainwater harvesting systems, and teach community members how to maintain new infrastructure.
      Water and Sanitation 2019-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Parry Sound

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Feb 28, 2019
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      JD Brunton is proud to serve this year as the President of the Rotary Club of Parry Sound. The 29 members of this club volunteer their time, talent and resources in order to remedy vital community needs.
       
      The club’s main focus right now is a new major club fundraiser. The club has taken over a 3-Pitch tournament from the RACH (Rallying Against Cancer Hardcore). This 2 day fun themed event has raised over $1 million over the past 15 years. The Parry Sound Rotary “Strike Against Cancer” 3-Pitch Tournament will continue with the same format -two bands, silent auction, concession, kiddies’ fun, pickerel fish dinner and 3 pitch baseball where the winner can claim bragging rights! The club will use the proceeds from the tournament to support Cancer Care at the West Parry Sound Health Centre as well as other club projects. Their goal is to donate $70 000 to cancer care. Registration opened online on February 14th at 9am at www.ps3pitch.com.
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Parry Sound Shelly Duben 2019-02-28 05:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Barrie

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Feb 21, 2019
      Dan Mallory considers it his privilege and honour to have the opportunity to serve as President of the Rotary Club of Barrie. The club is now in its 72nd year of serving their local and international communities. Volunteers make a community strong.  The 130 members of the club are engaged and committed to giving back to their community.  They implement many projects and fundraisers throughout the year to achieve this goal. Here is a description of a few of their key events.
       
      For the annual Festival of Trees the Rotary Club of Barrie works with the city of Barrie to light up the waterfront at Heritage Park and Meridian Place.  The project involves members of the club and their families and friends coming out and wrapping the trees with lights, and installing static and animated displays in anticipation of the Christmas Parade.  On the night of the Christmas Parade, the fireworks are lit and the lights are energized.  The lights are on during the winter season and turned off after Winterfest. Video footage of the Festival of Trees: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZgcsLFe4Io 
       
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Barrie Shelly Duben 2019-02-21 05:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Feb 07, 2019
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      Brian Prentice is proud to be the president of the Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha. This club of 41 members has been serving the Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes areas for many years. This is a club that has been very involved in the leadership of District 7010. It is the home club to past District Governors Tom Bennett, Dawn Straka and Don Watkins. It is also the home club to our District Governor Nominee Lynne Chant.
       
      In order to do its great work in the local and international communities, the Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha Lakes is involved in several fundraisers. The club’s main fundraising activity is the annual Rotary Ribfest which is held in July each year. Club members invite all District 7010 Rotarians to join them at Ribfest this July 12, 13 and 14th at Millenium Park in Peterborough for a fun-filled weekend of lip smackin’ food, great music and entertainment, and loads of family fun! They raise in excess of $40,000 each year to help fund their various projects. 
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha Shelly Duben 2019-02-07 05:00:00Z 0

      WASHING AREA CAMBODIA PROJECT 2018
       

      Posted on Feb 01, 2019
      The project entailed the construction of a multi sink wash area at Donbun Primary School, Koh Sveang Village, Kampong Trach, Cambodia.
       
      The project started in late October and was completed in December 2018 by local contractors who were supervised by Mr. Sokhal Seng, a Cambodian who has been working with the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst for the last five years.
       
      Donbun Primary School has more than 300 students who have directly benefitted from the construction of the wash area. As the school is located within Koh Sveang Village, many of the villagers also use the wash area.
      WASHING AREA CAMBODIA PROJECT 2018  2019-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Chapleau

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Jan 31, 2019
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      Luc Tessier is proud to be the president of the Rotary Club of Chapleau. This club has been serving the Chapleau community for over 65 years. The 15 members of this small but mighty club are always ready to roll up their sleeves and get the job done. As a group, they bring many talents to the table and members complement each other.
       
      The Township of Chapleau would be a much different place without contributions from the Rotary Club of Chapleau. The club's annual Pike Ice Fishing Derby generates funds which are reinvested in the community. The club was a major contributor to the township's waterfront revitalization which includes a splash pad for kids and recently, funds from last year's derby went towards renovations at the arena, curling club and community hall. The Rotary Club of Chapleau was the first group to use the newly renovated state of the art kitchen to prepare a 5 course meal as part of a dinner dance fundraiser. For more information about the derby, contact Luc Tessier.
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Chapleau Shelly Duben 2019-01-31 05:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Midland

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Jan 24, 2019
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      Mora Austin is proud to be the president of the Rotary Club of Midland. The 50 members of the Rotary Club of Midland are actively involved in their local and international communities. They are trying to make Midland “the kindest town in Ontario”.
       
      One of the club members’ favourite projects is the “Random Acts of Kindness Day” which is held in May each year. They provide a free lunch and entertainment at the Midland Town Dock and encourage community members to “pay it forward” and make Midland the kindest town in Ontario on that day. This is a real “feel good” project for Midland Rotarians – it’s easy and hands on, as members barbecue, serve lunch and interact with the hundreds of community members and visitors who join them for the food and festivities. Imagine if more clubs participated in a similar event - District 7010 could be the “kindest district in the world” on that day!
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Midland Shelly Duben 2019-01-24 05:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - B-E-L Rotary Club

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Jan 17, 2019
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      Wilf Gray is proud to be the president of the B-E-L Rotary Club of Bridgenorth-Ennismore-Lakefield. The B-E-L Rotary Club – with 30 members currently - has a history of working in the communities of Bridgenorth, Ennismore and Lakefield as well as the international community to better the lives of people and the environment. This is also the home club of our District Governor Sue Davidson.
      "Spotlight on Service" - B-E-L Rotary Club Shelly Duben 2019-01-17 05:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Englehart

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Jan 10, 2019
      Rick Brassard is proud to be the president of the Rotary Club of Englehart. The Rotary Club of Englehart is an integral part of the Englehart community, hosting a variety of events and supporting local causes.
       
      According to some club members, one of the club’s best projects is their Christmas hamper project. The club has been involved in providing Christmas hampers to those in the community who are less fortunate. This is a perennial undertaking by the club its success is attributable to the dedication and hard work of Rotarians as well as strong support from the community. For more information, contact Rotarian Lynne Hueston at 705-544-2961 or glhueston@hotmail.com.
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Englehart Shelly Duben 2019-01-10 05:00:00Z 0

      JANUARY IS VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH

       

      January is Vocational Service Month on the Rotary calendar. Vocational Service is at the heart of Rotary, which was founded on the classification system of membership. Business and professional life are the bedrock of Rotary, and Vocational Service is a major force in promoting honour, integrity, and trustworthiness in business.

      JANUARY IS VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH 2019-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

      Janvier est le mois du service professionnel

      Janvier est le mois du service professionnel du calendrier rotarien. Le service professionnel est au cœur du Rotary, fondé sur le système de classification des membres. Le monde des affaires et la vie professionnelle sont la base du Rotary et les services professionnels constituent un atout majeur pour la promotion de l'honneur, de l'intégrité et de la fiabilité dans les affaires.
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      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Sudbury

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Dec 20, 2018
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      Tim James is proud to be the president of the Rotary Club of Sudbury. The Rotary Club of Sudbury has been serving the community since 1924 and is Sudbury’s first service club. Since this time, many Rotarians have dedicated themselves to leaving a positive and lasting imprint on the community and world. The club was instrumental in early efforts to assist disabled children in the community, support the air cadets and the Victorian Order of Nurses. The club has remained involved in many initiatives. They helped establish Easter Seals, the Alzheimer’s Society and Rotary Park in Sudbury. The club of 44 members also supports many organizations including the Salvation Army, Sudbury Food Bank and an orphanage in Kenya. 
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Sudbury Shelly Duben 2018-12-20 05:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service"  -  INDIGENOUS FOCUS PROJECTS

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Dec 13, 2018
      This week’s “Spotlight on Service” is a little different than previous weeks. Instead of shining the light on a particular club, I would like to shine the light on one of our District projects - the Indigenous Focus initiative - specifically on what various clubs in the district are doing in this area. Thanks to our Indigenous Focus Chair, Don Watkins for his work on this important initiative and for providing the information below.
      The current D7010 Indigenous Focus initiative strives to create a more neighbourly relationship with First Nations communities close to Rotary Clubs. Like the creation of any endearing relationship, it is important to take a long range view of many points of contact and the development of trust and understanding.
      "Spotlight on Service" - INDIGENOUS FOCUS PROJECTS Shelly Duben 2018-12-13 05:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Dec 06, 2018
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      Joan Whyte-Elliott is proud to be the president of the Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls. This club has been serving the Fenelon Falls community since 1944 and currently has 15 members.
      One of the projects that the club members are most proud of is the Fenelon Falls splash pad which had its grand opening in May 2018. This was a community led project that was managed by the Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls and had a total cost of $236 000. It was made possible by the fundraising efforts of Fenelon Falls Rotarians as well as the City of Kawartha Lakes and the Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporations. The splash pad provides a safe, fun and accessible place for Kawartha Lakes residents to cool off. According to some club members, the success of this project can be attributed to the community partnerships and the fundraising efforts of club members. For more information on this project, please contact James Sackston.
       
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls Shelly Duben 2018-12-06 05:00:00Z 0

      DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

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      One of Rotary's 6 Areas of Focus.

      Our health is everything. Yet 400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care. We believe good health care is everyone’s right.
       
      Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to us. We lead efforts both large and small. We set up temporary clinics, blood donation centres, and training facilities in underserved communities struggling with outbreaks and health care access. We design and build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients, and governments to work together.
      DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT 2018-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Gravenhurst

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Nov 29, 2018
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      MaryAnne Marshall is proud to be the president of the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst. The Rotary Club of Gravenhurst has been serving the community since 1937 and currently has about 50 members.
       
      Many club members say that their best service project is the Rotary Wheels for Learning project. This project started over 7 years ago and this January, they will be embarking on their 8th trip to Cambodia. Each year, they assemble and distribute between 800 and 1200 bicycles for children in rural villages so that they can get safely to school. They also give each child a toothbrush and toothpaste. With the 2019 trip, they are expanding the scope of the project and will be completing several other projects while in Cambodia. These include: providing water filtration systems for 2 villages and 8 schools; purchasing one tonne of rice for People’s Improvement Organization; building wells at 3 different schools; building wash areas at 2 schools; and refurbishing a playground in a schoolyard. Last year, 4 of their club members travelled to Cambodia.
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Gravenhurst Shelly Duben 2018-11-29 05:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Washago

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Nov 22, 2018
      Steve Vickers is proud to be the president of the Rotary Club of Washago and Area - Centennial. This “small but mighty” club has been serving the Washago area since 2005, the centennial year of Rotary. The club was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst. Members enjoy comradery and fellowship at their weekly meetings and take great pride in serving their community through their many fundraising events. 
       
      One of the club’s best projects is a fountain at a local beach. The village of Washago has a beautiful beach and park that has been underutilized for years.
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Washago Shelly Duben 2018-11-22 05:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Collingwood

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Nov 15, 2018
      James Saunders is proud to be the president of the Rotary Club of Collingwood in 2018-19.
       
      One of the projects that the club is most excited about is the Rotary Community Hub. This is their legacy project. They are creating a social enterprise in a 7,000 square foot facility with five core tenant project partners. Core tenants are focused on child and adult mental health while 20 other organizations make use of the facilities meeting rooms for other programs such as a senior's computer program. The success of this project is credited to the strength of their membership and their committee. Collingwood Rotarians have worked in collaboration with non-profit agencies and together everyone brings a unique skill set to the Hub.
       
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Collingwood Shelly Duben 2018-11-15 05:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of North Muskoka

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Nov 08, 2018
      The president of the Rotary Club of North Muskoka this year is Steve Lavigne. The club serves the Huntsville area and currently has 20 members.
       
      One of the club’s best community projects is the “Helping Hungry Students” project. This project involves a great partnership between North Muskoka Rotarians and the local high school.
       
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of North Muskoka Shelly Duben 2018-11-08 05:00:00Z 0

      November is Foundation Month - THE ROTARY FOUNDATION

      The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary International, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.
       
      November is Foundation Month - THE ROTARY FOUNDATION 2018-11-04 04:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Kirkland Lake

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Nov 01, 2018
      Cindy Davis-Maille is proud to be the president of the Rotary Club of Kirkland Lake. The Rotary Club of Kirkland Lake has been serving the community since 1982.  This young vibrant group was born from a Club re-launch about 9 years ago.  With the re-launch, the rebuilding of the club was completed by a strategic active recruitment of people from different genders, occupations, and a history of community involvement.
       
       
      This club is focused on making their community better and looks for opportunities to do so. One of the club’s community projects involves sponsoring hockey for children ages 4 - 7. This project helps get young children involved in hockey, making it affordable for more youth to engage in a healthy active lifestyle.
       
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Kirkland Lake Shelly Duben 2018-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Innisfil

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Oct 17, 2018
      The Rotary Club of Innisfil is a fairly new club, being chartered in 2010. Grace Dorion is proud to be the president of this vibrant club.
       
      One of the club’s best community projects is the “Lights and Wishes” project. This annual event is held in December to promote community. The funds raised usually go to the Jump Start program or other YMCA children’s initiatives. The signature event is the Rotary Train – decorated and ready for rides around the YMCA complex.
       
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Innisfil Shelly Duben 2018-10-17 04:00:00Z 0

      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Haliburton

      Posted by Shelly Duben on Oct 10, 2018
      Ted Brandon is proud to be the president of the Rotary Club of Haliburton which has been serving the Haliburton community since 1944.
       
      One of the club’s best community projects is the “Good Food Box” project. Club members prepare and distribute between 220-270 bags of produce on the third Thursday of each month. One of the reasons that this project is so successful is because the activity has replaced one of their weekly meetings, so it is “all hands-on deck” and member participation is high. For more information about the “Good Food Box”, please contact the chair, Brian Nash.
       
      "Spotlight on Service" - Rotary Club of Haliburton Shelly Duben 2018-10-10 04:00:00Z 0

      ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

      Rotary members help Indian weavers achieve better wages and working conditions.

      Nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day. Our members promote economic and community development and reduce poverty in underserved communities through training, well-paying jobs, and access to financial management institutions. Projects range from providing people with equipment to vocational training. Our members work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.

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      September is BASIC EDUCATION AND LITERACY MONTH

      Worldwide, 67 million children have no access to education, and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our members support educational projects that provide technology, teacher training, vocational training teams, student meal programs, and low-cost textbooks to communities. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.

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      ROTARY WHEELS FOR LEARNING


      An International Program of the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst, District 7010
       
      The Rotary Wheels for Learning (RWFL) Program is an international humanitarian project which is led by the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst, Ontario.   Originally started up by Lisa McCoy, it was handed over to Mike Cole and MaryAnne Marshall in 2016.  In its eight year, the project’s original mandate was to provide bicycles to impoverished rural children of Cambodia so they may have the opportunity to attend school.  Thanks to the financial support from District 7010 clubs such as Englehart, Minden, Bracebridge, North Bay, Huntsville, the Barrie Clubs and Collingwood, we have managed to distribute 7300 bicycles to date!
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      Presidential Message 

      Posted on Jul 01, 2018
      Barry Rassin
      President 2018-19

      One year ago, your Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new vision statement, reflecting our aspirations for our organization and its future. It reads, “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”

       

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      ROTARY FELLOWSHIPS MONTH

      Posted on Jun 01, 2018
      June is designated as “Rotary Fellowships Month” by the RI Board to recognize the importance of international fellowship and good will among Rotarians with similar recreational interests, vocations, and health and medical issue-oriented interests, to promote increased participation in fellowships and increase understanding of this program.
       
      Fellowships are open to Rotarians, family members, and program participants and alumni. 
       
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      ROTARY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

      LAUNCHED IN TORONTO

      Posted on May 30, 2018

      Part of making sure that all visiting Rotarians will feel welcome in Toronto for this June’s Convention is to build awareness of Rotary within the Greater Toronto Area.

      Seven Rotary Clubs within Districts 7010 and 7070 have commissioned ten murals by young artists within their communities to help tell the story of Rotary and all the good it does in the world.

      Our very own Rotary Club of Elliot Lake was successful in participating in the Vibe Art program for the RI convention. Congratulations! 

      Read the full story here.

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      Best Membership Practices Award Winners

      Posted by Lise Dutrisac on May 14, 2018
      The Results are in!  
       
      In March, a Challenge to ALL clubs in District 7010 was launched and clubs were invited to submit their “Best Membership Practice”!  The winners were to be determined by the District Membership Committee and the prize to be awarded was $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place.
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      MAY IS ROTARY'S YOUTH SERVICE MONTH! 2018-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

      April is Maternal and Child Health!
       

      Posted on Apr 01, 2018

      Every day mothers risk their lives giving birth and millions of children die each year from treatable, preventable causes. At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, Rotary provides immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improves access to essential medical services, and supports trained health care providers for mothers and their children. Rotary’s projects ensure sustainability by empowering the local community to take ownership of health care training programs.

      April is Maternal and Child Health!  Peter German 2018-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

      ROTARY WATER AND SANITATION MONTH

      Posted on Mar 01, 2018
      Clean water and sanitation is a human right. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives.
       
      We don’t just build wells and walk away. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education projects. When children learn about disease transmission and practice good hygiene, they miss less school. And they can take those lessons home to their families, expanding our impact. LEARN MORE HERE.
       
       
      World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.
       
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      PEACE AND CONFLICT PREVENTION/RESOLUTION MONTH

      Posted on Feb 01, 2018
      Of the 60 million people displaced by armed conflict or persecution, 90% are civilians. Half of those civilians are children. That’s millions of reasons why Rotary is so engaged in service projects, fellowships and other Rotary-sponsored campaigns in pursuit of peace in our world.
       
      How Rotary makes help happen
      We train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict. We aid refugees who have fled dangerous areas. Rotarians also address the underlying structural causes of conflict by relieving millions of people suffering from poverty, inequality, ethnic tensions, lack of access to education and unequal distribution of resources. 
       
      In yet another program to achieve worldwide peace, up to 100 Rotary Peace Fellows are selected to attend Rotary Peace Centers to participate in master's degree programs at one of the partner universities. Rotary Peace Fellows study subjects related to the root causes of conflict and explore innovative solutions that address real-world needs. There are more than 1,000 peace fellowship alumni are working in over 100 countries. For more information: >>click here>>.
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      Paix et prévention et résolution des conflits

       

      Posted on Feb 01, 2018
      Sur les 60 millions de personnes déplacées par le conflit armé ou la persécution, 90% sont des civils. La moitié de ces civils sont des enfants. C'est pour des millions de raisons que le Rotary est si engagé dans des projets de service, des bourses d'études et d'autres campagnes parrainées par le Rotary dans la recherche de la paix dans notre monde.
       
      Comment le Rotary aide-t-il?

      Nous formons des adultes et de jeunes leaders pour prévenir et arbitrer les conflits. Nous aidons les réfugiés qui ont fui les zones dangereuses. Les Rotariens s'attaquent également aux causes structurelles sous-jacentes du conflit en soulageant des millions de personnes souffrant de la pauvreté, des inégalités, des tensions ethniques, du manque d'accès à l'éducation et de la répartition inégale des ressources.
       
      Dans un autre programme visant à instaurer la paix dans le monde entier, jusqu'à 100 membres du Rotary Peace Fellows sont sélectionnés pour participer à des programmes de master dans l'une des universités partenaires. Les Rotary Peace Fellows étudient des sujets liés aux causes profondes des conflits et explorent des solutions innovantes qui répondent aux besoins du monde réel. Il y a plus de 1.000 anciens étudiants de la paix travaillent dans plus de 100 pays. Avez-vous un candidat pour la paix dans votre communauté? Pour plus d'informations: >> cliquez ici >>.

      Si vous pensez que vous avez un candidat à recommander et que vous souhaitez obtenir des conseils, veuillez contacter Colin Vickers, président de district Peace Fellowships - colin.b.vickers@gmail.com.
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      Rassin's 2018 Presidential Theme

      Posted on Jan 15, 2018
      Rotary International President-elect Barry Rassin laid out his vision for the future of the organization on Sunday, calling on leaders to work for a sustainable future and to inspire Rotarians and the community at large.
       
      Rassin, a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, unveiled the 2018-19 presidential theme, Be the Inspiration, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA. “I want you to inspire in your clubs, your Rotarians, that desire for something greater. The drive to do more, to be more, to create something that will live beyond each of us.”
       
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      JANUARY IS VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH

      Posted on Jan 01, 2018
      Vocational Service is one of Rotary’s Avenues of Service that focuses on:
      • Adherence to and promotion of the highest ethical standards in all occupations, including fair treatment of employers, employees, associates, competitors, and the public.
      • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, not just those that are pursued by Rotarians.
      • The contribution of your vocational talents to solving the problems of society and meeting the needs of the community.
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      DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT MONTH

      Posted on Dec 01, 2017

      Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to us. We lead efforts both large and small. We set up temporary clinics, blood donation centres, and training facilities in underserved communities struggling with outbreaks and health care access. We design and build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients, and governments to work together.

      DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT MONTH 2017-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

      NOVEMBER - THE ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH

      Posted on Nov 01, 2017
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      The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary International, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.
      NOVEMBER - THE ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH 2017-11-01 04:00:00Z 0
      END POLIO NOW CAMPAIGN - World Polio Day October 24th 2017-10-24 04:00:00Z 0

      Adventure in Understanding Canoe Trip 2017

      The Adventure in Understanding Canoe Trip was initiated by Don Watkins of the Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha four years ago. Partnering with Camp Kawartha and Curve Lake First Nation, this year’s 6 day trip left on August 27th from Beavermead Park and concluded at Curve Lake First Nation, having traveled 100 km.
      Adventure in Understanding Canoe Trip 2017 2017-10-10 04:00:00Z 0
      OCTOBER IS ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MONTH  2017-10-02 04:00:00Z 0

      ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE 2018-2019

      Posted on Sep 12, 2017
      This is the time of year when Rotary Clubs around the world start to recruit for their long-term exchange student. Students selected between now and November will go through a series of training weekends until they depart next summer. I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the activities of our Youth Exchange Program last year and ask that you consider adding this program to your club if you don't already do so. 
      ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE 2018-2019 2017-09-12 04:00:00Z 0

      BASIC EDUCATION AND LITERACY MONTH

      Posted on Sep 01, 2017

      More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. 

      Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.

      How Rotary Makes Help Happen.

      BASIC EDUCATION AND LITERACY MONTH 2017-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
      Adventure in Understanding 2017 2017-08-28 04:00:00Z 0
      MEMBERSHIP AND NEW CLUB DEVELOPMENT MONTH 2017-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

      ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND PEACE CONFERENCE

              DRAFT PROGRAM                    

       

      In February 2018, the eyes of the Rotary World will be on Vancouver, BC, Canada.  
       
      The Presidential Conference on Environmental Sustainability and Peace is one of six international Peacebuilding Conferences planned for the 2017-2018 Rotary year and the only one in North America.  
       
      President Ian Riseley has made environmental sustainability a major focus for his year and District 5050 honoured to be one of the host Districts for his first Presidential Conference.
       
      REGISTRATION: October 1 - December 31 - $250  January 1 - February 10 $275 (Non-refundable)  Student/Rotaractor Rate - $85
      ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND PEACE CONFERENCE 2017-07-20 04:00:00Z 0

      ROTARY FELLOWSHIPS MONTH

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      June is designated as “Rotary Fellowships Month” to recognize the importance of international fellowship and good will among Rotarians with similar recreational interests, vocations, and health and medical issue-oriented interests, to promote increased participation in fellowships and increase understanding of this program.
       
       
      ROTARY FELLOWSHIPS MONTH 2017-06-01 04:00:00Z 0
      Rotary Foundation Marks 100 Year Milestone! 2017-06-01 04:00:00Z 0
      North Simcoe Rotaract Charter Celebration 2017-05-09 04:00:00Z 0

      April is MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH Month

      Rotary International's new monthly theme for April is Maternal and Child Health! Every day mothers risk their lives giving birth and millions of children die each year from treatable, preventable causes. At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, Rotary provides immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improves access to essential medical services, and supports trained health care providers for mothers and their children.
      April is MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH Month 2017-04-02 04:00:00Z 0

      CELEBRATE ROTARY WATER AND SANITATION MONTH!

      Promote World Water Day
      World Water Day on 22 March is an opportunity to learn about Rotary’s commitment to provide clean water and sanitation.
      In rural Ghana, seven million people are at risk from waterborne diseases. Rotarians are working with partners to address community water and sanitation needs. 
       

      Clean water is a basic human right that many are often denied. There are 2.5 billion people in the world that lack access to improved sanitation and 748 million people that don’t have clean drinking water. Nearly 1400 children die each day from diseases caused by lack of sanitation and unsafe water. When people have access to clean water, they live healthier and more productive lives.

      CELEBRATE ROTARY WATER AND SANITATION MONTH! 2017-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

      NEW GRANT CENTRE

      Posted on Feb 25, 2017
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      Learn about the new Grant Centre

      In December, we debuted the new Grant Centre, which features both a new look and a streamlined grant application. You can learn more about the new system in How to Use the Grant Centre. We will host a webinar in April to introduce new users to the Grant Centre. Register on the webinars page on My Rotary.

      NEW GRANT CENTRE 2017-02-25 05:00:00Z 0

      FEBRUARY IS PEACE AND CONFLICT PREVENTION/RESOLUTION MONTH

       

      Posted on Feb 01, 2017
       
      By Azka Asif, RI Programs Staff
       
      Millions of people all over the world are currently displaced by armed conflict or persecution. In fact, 90% of casualties in armed conflicts are civilians, half of which are children. Through service projects and Rotary programs, the Rotary family is committed to pursuing projects that address the structural causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
      FEBRUARY IS PEACE AND CONFLICT PREVENTION/RESOLUTION MONTH  2017-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

      JANUARY IS VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH

      Posted on Jan 01, 2017
      Vocational Service is one of Rotary’s Avenues of Service that focusses on:
      • Adherence to and promotion of the highest ethical standards in all occupations, including fair treatment of employers, employees, associates, competitors, and the public.
      • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, not just those that are pursued by Rotarians.
      • The contribution of your vocational talents to solving the problems of society and meeting the needs of the community.
      During January, Rotarians are encouraged to focus on this important avenue of Rotary service. Discussions on vocational service can lead to projects that not only develop the ethical consciousness and vocational skills of Rotarians but also the talents within their communities. Vocational Service Month is an opportunity to begin year-long vocational service activities, ranging from Rotary discussions to awards to community projects.  
      JANUARY IS VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH 2017-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

      DECEMBER IS DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT MONTH

      The Rotary Foundation helps make health care available for hundreds of orphans in Uganda.
       
      Rotary's top priority is the eradication of polio, but our members take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease. They set up health camps and training facilities in undeveloped countries and in communities struggling with HIV/AIDS and malaria. They also design and build the infrastructure for doctors, nurses, governments, and partners to reach the one in six people in the world who can't afford to pay for health care.
       
      Disease prevention and treatment takes on many forms, from supporting studies to helping immunize people to improving drinking water and the sanitation infrastructure. The world relies on Rotary to tackle these global challenges, and to set an example for others to follow.
      DECEMBER IS DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT MONTH 2016-12-05 05:00:00Z 0

      NOVEMBER IS FOUNDATION MONTH – THE ROTARY FOUNDATION 

      The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary International, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

      NOVEMBER IS FOUNDATION MONTH – THE ROTARY FOUNDATION 2016-11-08 05:00:00Z 0

      October is ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Month

      Posted on Oct 01, 2016
      Rotary members help Indian weavers achieve better wages and working conditions.
       
      Nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day. Our members promote economic and community development and reduce poverty in underserved communities through training, well-paying jobs, and access to financial management institutions. Projects range from providing people with equipment to vocational training. Our members work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.
      October is ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Month 2016-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

      ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

      Rotary members help Indian weavers achieve better wages and working conditions.
       
      Nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day. Our members promote economic and community development and reduce poverty in underserved communities through training, well-paying jobs, and access to financial management institutions. Projects range from providing people with equipment to vocational training. Our members work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.
      ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 2016-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

      WANTED

      Dedicated Rotarian who is well organized, a good communicator and who wishes to make a difference for the following positions:

      New Generations - Interact Chair [Job Description]
      Service Projects - Vocational Service Chair [Job Description]
      Insurance liaison with the district and our insurance company.
       
      I am hoping that you will consider applying for one of these positions. I Look forward to hearing from you.
       
      WANTED 2016-07-22 04:00:00Z 0

      2016 Council on Legislation

      The 2016 Council on Legislation has provided both an updated constitution and bylaws, for both Rotary International and Rotary Clubs.
       
      For more information as it applies to the Rotary clubs - click here.
      2016 Council on Legislation 2016-07-20 04:00:00Z 0

      December is Disease Prevention and Treatment

      December is disease prevention and treatment month
       

      DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

      The Rotary Foundation helps make health care available for hundreds of orphans in Uganda.
      Rotary's top priority is the eradication of polio, but our members take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease. They set up health camps and training facilities in undeveloped countries and in communities struggling with HIV/AIDS and malaria. They also design and build the infrastructure for doctors, nurses, governments, and partners to reach the one in six people in the world who can't afford to pay for health care.
      Disease prevention and treatment takes on many forms, from supporting studies to helping immunize people to improving drinking water and the sanitation infrastructure. The world relies on Rotary to tackle these global challenges, and to set an example for others to follow.
       
      Le mois de décembre

      PRÉVENTION ET TRAITEMENT DES MALADIES

      La Fondation Rotary donne accès aux soins à des centaines d'orphelins en Ouganda.
      L'éradication of polio est notre priorité. Cependant, nos membres sont également impliqués dans d'autres actions de santé. Ils établissent des centres de soins et de formation dans les pays les moins développés et ou le risque de contracter le Sida et le paludisme est important. Par leur travail, médecins, infirmières, gouvernements et autres partenaires peuvent dispenser des soins à ceux qui n'y ont pas accès.
      Prévenir et traiter les maladies, c'est aussi financer la recherche en matière de vaccination et améliorer l'accès à l'eau potable et à l'assainissement. En s’attaquant à ces problématiques dans le monde, le Rotary montre la voie.   
      Rejoignez le Rotary pour agir dans la lutte contre les maladies.
      Donnez pour éradiquer la polio dans le monde.
      December is Disease Prevention and Treatment 2016-02-26 05:00:00Z 0

      Presidential Message - Ravi

      PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE
      Description: 015-16 RI President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran
      K.R. RAVINDRAN
      PRESIDENT 2015-16
      DECEMBER 2015
      When the Canadian army liberated the Netherlands in 1945, they found the country on the brink of starvation. Seeing the suffering of so many, and especially moved by the faces of the children, four Canadian privates stationed near Apeldoorn that year decided to make that Christmas special for as many Dutch children as they could.
       

      Together, they made the rounds among their fellow soldiers, collecting chocolate bars and chewing gum, candy and comic books.  In their spare moments, they

       

      Presidential Message - Ravi 2016-02-25 05:00:00Z 0

      December 2015 Highlights

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      PDG Richard Levert receives crystal recognition piece and pin from The Rotary Foundation to recognize him as a Major Donor.
       
      The Rotary Club of Sudbury helps with the Salvation Army Kettles.
       
      Anton Spevak, exchange student from Austria currently living in Hearst (and loving it!) has a 4 day layover in Sudbury on his way to and from Peterborough.
       
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      PDG Richard Levert reçoit un crystal et insigne de la Fondation Rotary (TRF) en reconnaissance de donateur majeur.
       
      Le Club Rotary de Sudbury aide à sonner les cloches pour l'Armée du Salut.
       
      Anton Spevak, étudiant en échange de l'Autriche (et très enthousiasmé de passer une année à Hearst) a une escale de 4 jours à Sudbury en route vers et de Peterborough.
       
      December 2015 Highlights 2016-02-24 05:00:00Z 0
      Huntsville celebrates Christmas and some Rotarians 2016-02-24 05:00:00Z 0

      Rotary - History

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      HISTORY

      “WHATEVER ROTARY MAY MEAN TO US, TO THE WORLD IT WILL BE KNOWN BY THE RESULTS IT ACHIEVES.”

      —PAUL P. HARRIS

      Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.

      OUR ONGOING COMMITMENT

      Rotarians have not only been present for major events in history—we’ve been a part of them. From the beginning, three key traits have remained strong throughout Rotary:
      We’re truly international. Only 16 years after being founded, Rotary had clubs on six continents. Today we’re working together from around the globe both digitally and in-person to solve some of our world’s most challenging problems.
      We persevere in tough times. During WWII, Rotary clubs in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Japan were forced to disband. Despite the risks, many continued to meet informally and following the war’s end, Rotary members joined together to rebuild their clubs and their countries.
      Our commitment to service is ongoing. We began our fight against polio in 1979 with a project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines. By 2015, only two countries (Afghanistan and Pakistan) remain polio-endemic—down from 125 in 1988.
       
      Rotary - History 2016-02-22 05:00:00Z 0

      Literacy Project Guatemala

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      Participation in Literacy Project in Guatemala
      Rural Guatemala has one of the highest rates of poverty, illiteracy, and inequality in the Western Hemisphere.
      One out of every two adults cannot read or write. The vast majority of indigenous young people drop out of schoolbefore reaching the sixth grade. Without education and training, they will repeat the cycle of poverty.
       
      The Guatemala Literacy project has 4 components towards helping children get an education and break the cycle of poverty:
      i) Provides vital books (in the core areas of math, science, social studies, and Spanish) to middle school students in rural Guatemala in order to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
      ii) Computer Centers gives indigenous youth the opportunity to use technology to solve real-world problems, while developing the computer skills needed to secure better jobs after graduation.
      iii) Culture of Reading Program (CORP) delivers high-quality children’s books and training in effective reading instruction to primary school educators, transforming rural Guatemalan schoolchildren into enthusiastic, competent, and lifelong readers.
      iv) Scholarship & Youth Development Removes economic barriers to education and involves young people in improving their
      community through organized service projects.
       
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      Participation dans le projet d’alphabétisation à Guatemala
      Le milieu rural de Guatemala a un des taux de pauvreté les plus élevés, l'analphabétisme et l'inégalité dans tout l'hémisphère occidental.  Une personne sur deux adultes ne peut pas lire ou écrire. La vaste majorité des jeunes autochtones abandonnent l'école avant d'atteindre la sixième année. Sans éducation et sans formation, le cycle de la pauvreté se répète.
       
      Le projet d’alphabétisation de Guatemala contient 4 volets pour aider les enfants à obtenir une éducation et briser le cycle de la pauvreté:
      i) Fournit des livres vitaux (dans les principaux domaines de mathématiques, sciences, sciences sociales, et en espagnol aux élèves d’école intermédiaire en milieu rural au Guatemala rural afin d’améliorer la qualité de l'enseignement et l'apprentissage.
      ii) Un centre informatique donne aux jeunes autochtones la possibilité d'utiliser la technologie pour résoudre les problèmes du monde réel, tout en dévelopant leur habileté informatique nécessaire pour obtenir un meilleur emploi, une fois diplômé.
      iii) Le Programme de Culture à la lecture (CORP) rend des livres d’enfant de haute qualité aux écoles ainsi qu’une formation dans l’enseignement efficace de la lecture pour les éducateurs du primaire pour transformer les élèves en milieu rural de Guatemala en lecteurs enthousiasmés, compétents  et lecteurs à vie.
      iv) Bourse et développement de la jeunesse supprime les obstacles économiques à l'éducation et implique les jeunes à améliorer leur communauté par l’entremise de projets de service organisés.
       
      Literacy Project Guatemala Lise Dutrisac 2016-02-04 05:00:00Z 0

      Bryn on the Foundation

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      Bryn on the Foundation
      Sudbury, January 7, 2016
      RI Director and Trustee of the Rotary Foundation, PDG Bryn Styles addressed both the Rotary Club of Sudbury and Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers on The Rotary Foundation.  Despite an early start on a cold winter morning, Bryn spoke to a full house explaining what the foundation was and the importance of our foundation.
       
      The Rotary Foundation is crucial to Rotary as it is the engine that propels us forward with our projects both locally and internationally. 
       
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      Bryn et la Fondation
      Sudbury, le 7 janvier 2016
      Directeur de RI et administrateur de la Fondation Rotary, PDG Bryn Styles adresse la parole aux deux clubs Rotary de Sudbury, soit le Rotary Club de Sudbury et le Rotary Club de Sudbury Sunrisers sur la Fondation Rotary. Malgré l’heure matinale et un froid d’hiver, la maison était comble lorsque Bryn a pris la parole pour expliquer ce qu’était la fondation et l'importance de celle-ci.
       
      La Fondation Rotary est cruciale pour le Rotary car il est le moteur qui nous propulse vers l'avant avec nos projets, tant au niveau local qu'international.
      Bryn on the Foundation Lise Dutrisac 2016-01-07 05:00:00Z 0

      Theme Vocational Service

      Posted on Jan 07, 2016
      January is Vocational Service Month!
       
      January is Vocational Service month and this is the perfect time to begin yearlong vocational service activities, ranging from Rotary discussions to awards to community projects.  In the words of Rotary International Past President John Kenny:  “Vocational Service, in Rotary, means that we are committed to honest business and unassailable ethics, and that we are equally committed to using our vocational skills and advantages to help others. The idea is simple enough – but it is unique to Rotary.”
      As a matter of fact, Rotary distinguishes itself from other service clubs by its central goals of Vocational Service, to promote and advance Rotary’s high ethical standards.  One of the tools used to do this is “The Declaration of Rotarians in Business and Professions”, now revised as the Rotary Code of Conduct.
       
      The beginning:
      Vocational Service is at the heart of Rotary, which was founded on the classification system of membership. Business and professional life are the bedrock of Rotary, and Vocational Service is a major force in promoting honour, integrity, and trustworthiness in business.  Originally only one representative from each business or profession was invited to join a club. Paul Harris felt that if several
      Theme Vocational Service 2016-01-07 05:00:00Z 0

      Thème Action professionnelle

      Janvier est le mois de l’Action Professionnelle!
      Le mois de Janvier est dédié à l’action professionnelle.  C'est le moment idéal pour renouveler notre engagement dans ce domaine d’action. Mais l’engagement ne doit pas se limiter au mois de janvier. L’objectif est au contraire d’intégrer l’Action Professionnelle dans les activités du club tout au long de l’année. Selon John Kenny, ancien Président de Rotary International « Au Rotary, l’action professionnelle signifie que nous sommes engagés à conduire honnêtement nos affaires et à faire preuve d’une éthique stricte ainsi qu’à mettre nos compétences professionnelles au service d’autrui. L’idée est très simple et unique au Rotary. »
       
      En fait, le Rotary se distingue des autres organisations de service par ses principaux objectifs de l'action professionnelle, de promouvoir et de faire progresser les normes éthiques élevées du Rotary. L'un des outils utilisés pour ce faire est la «Déclaration des obligations professionnelles du Rotarien », qui a été révisé sous le nom de : « Obligations professionnelles du Rotarien ».
       
      Au début:
      L’Action Professionnelle est au cœur du Rotary, qui a été fondé sur le système de l'adhésion de classification. Le commerce et la vie professionnelle sont le fondement du Rotary, et l’Action Professionnelle est une force majeure dans la promotion de l'honneur, l'intégrité et la fiabilité dans les affaires. A l'origine, un seul représentant de chaque entreprise ou profession a été invité à se joindre à un club. Paul Harris a estimé que si plusieurs membres d'une même profession se retrouvaient dans le même club, ils
      Thème Action professionnelle 2016-01-07 05:00:00Z 0
      Huntsville & Huntsville Lake of Bays Celebrates Xmas and Paul Harris Fellows 2015-12-16 05:00:00Z 0

      Conférence du District 7010 Conference 2016

      Posted by Bill Hagborg

      Great News...There is still room at the conference

      Visit the Conference Site HERE for all the latest details.

      As those who attended the Rotary Weekend in April are aware, at the end of that weekend we cut off registrations at 350 due to concerns regarding the capacity to seat people at the Saturday Masquerade and the farewell brunch on Sunday.  We have now arranged with the resort to accommodate more people, and therefore have been able to re-open registrations. 

      Conférence du District 7010 Conference 2016 Bill Hagborg 2015-12-15 05:00:00Z 0
      Le message du Président International, Ravi 2015-12-15 05:00:00Z 0

      Le message du Président international, Ravi

      Description: 015-16 RI President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran
      DÉCEMBRE 2015
      Lorsque les armées alliées libèrent les Pays-Bas en 1945, elles découvrent un pays au bord de la famine. Émus par tant de souffrances, et particulièrement les visages des enfants, quatre soldats canadiens postés près d'Apeldoorn décident alors d'organiser le plus beau Noël possible.
      Ils passent donc parmi leurs camarades pour collecter du chocolat, des chewing-gums, des bonbons et des bandes-dessinées. Ils construisent aussi des jouets en 
      Le message du Président international, Ravi 2015-12-15 05:00:00Z 0

      Sudbury Christmas Cheer

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      Every year, the Rotary Club of Sudbury hosts an event for all its members to celebrate Christmas and enjoy good fun, good fellowship and good cheer.
       
      Chaque année, le Rotary Club de Sudbury accueille tous ses membres à une fête pour célébrer Noël avec beaucoup de plaisir, une bonne camaraderie et une excellente bouffe. –
      Sudbury Christmas Cheer 2015-12-10 05:00:00Z 0

      October is Economic Development Month

      The month of October is economic development month.
       
      This month has been quite busy as I continue to tour our district visiting Rotary Clubs. I visited 12 clubs during the month bringing my total visits to 40 Rotary Clubs plus 1 Rotaract Club.  I am amazed at all the projects that you are involved in both locally and globally and I noted how Rotarians share their gifts and their talents in their communities to support community development.
      October is Economic Development Month 2015-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

      Rotaract Sept 2015

      Posted by Lise Dutrisac
      District 7010 Conference, Sudbury / La conférence de district 7010 à Sudbury 
       
      Rotaract in our District / Le Rotaract dans notre district
      Jeff, Rotaract Sudbury
      Ryan, Responsible for ALL Rotaract in our District / Ryan, le responsable du Rotaract dans tout le district
       
      Rotaract Sept 2015 Lise Dutrisac 2015-09-22 04:00:00Z 0

      Rotary Leadership Institute

      Registration for the Rotary Leadership Institute's next session are now active.
       
      The Institute offers leadership courses in three full-day parts. Those completing each part are eligible for the next part. The courses are taken sequentially. Classes are designed to provide Rotary knowledge while developing leadership skills for use with voluntary organizations.  This is a great way for new members to learn about Rotary ways.
       
      When and where are the courses held?
      District 7010 will be holding Sessions in North Bay at the Best Western as follows:
      Sat Oct 17th—Sessions 1 & 11
      Sun Oct 18th—Session 111
      This format will allow a person who already has Session 1 to take Sessions 11 & 111 in one weekend.
       
       
      Email – lynda.rickard@eastlink.ca if you have questions
       
      **Register before October 5th, and save $25 on your registration**
       
      The content can be downloaded here.
      Rotary Leadership Institute 2015-09-21 04:00:00Z 0
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      Welcome! Bienvenue!

      Posted by Lise Dutrisac

      Welcome!

      I have continued with my visits throughout the district.  I am amazed at the projects undertaken by the Rotary Clubs I have visited and their Rotary presence within their community.  It demonstrates dedication and commitment to service above self. I was also impressed with the Rotarians I have met and have had a chance to connect with.  Thank you for your warm welcome, thank you for all that you do for Rotary and thank you for Being a Gift to the World.
       
      Je continue à faire mes visites dans notre district. Je suis très impressionnée de toutes les actions entreprises par les clubs dont j'ai visité et leur présence physique à l'intérieur de leur communauté. Il est évident que les Rotariens et Rotariennes sont engagés et prennent au sérieux la devise "Servir d'abord". J'ai aussi été impressionnée avec tous les Rotariens et Rotariennes que j'ai rencontrés au cours de mes visites. Je tiens à vous remercier pour votre accueil chaleureux, tout ce que vous faites pour Rotary et votre part à Faire don de soi au monde.
      Welcome! Bienvenue! Lise Dutrisac 2015-08-30 04:00:00Z 0
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      Around the District - Haliburton - Autour du district Lise Dutrisac 2015-08-29 04:00:00Z 0

      Le coin du Président International

      Posted by Rotary International

       

      2015-16 RI President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

      K.R. "RAVI" RAVINDRAN

      PRÉSIDENT 2015-16

      AOÛT 2015 

      "Le mois d’août est le mois de l’effectif

      Dans les années 30, Ole Kirk Christiansen, un menuisier danois, avait un écriteau accroché sur l'un de ses murs sur lequel on pouvait lire Det bedste er ikke for godt : « Le meilleur est tout juste bon ». Aujourd'hui, nous nous rappelons de cet homme comme de l'inventeur de Lego, ces briques colorées tant appréciées des enfants du monde entier. Ce que l'on sait moins, c'est qu'aux débuts de la société Lego, son produit phare était un canard en bois de très grande qualité, fabriqué en hêtre et recouvert de 3 couches de vernis. L'histoire de l'entreprise relate comment Ole Kirk Christiansen s'est servi de ce canard pour enseigner la qualité à son fils Godtfred Kirk :
      Un soir, alors que je rentrais dans son bureau, j'ai dit à mon père : « La journée a été bonne. Nous avons gagné un peu d'argent ». Mon père m'a alors répondu : « Oh, que veux-tu dire ? ». « Et bien, je suis allé à la poste expédier deux boîtes de canards en bois pour la coopérative danoise. Normalement, nous appliquons trois couches de vernis, mais comme c'est pour la coopérative, je n'en ai appliqué que deux. J'ai donc fait des économies ». Il m'a jeté un regard consterné. « Godtfred, va chercher ces boîtes et vernis une nouvelle fois ces canards. Tu n'iras pas te coucher tant que ce ne sera pas fait ». Ce n'était pas la peine de discuter avec papa. Ce fut une bonne leçon sur l'importance de la qualité.
      Aujourd'hui, la qualité de fabrication de Lego est légendaire et il produit les jouets les plus populaires au monde. On compte ainsi 86 pièces de Lego pour chaque être humain sur la planète.
      La réussite de Lego est le résultat direct de ses pratiques d'entreprise – son obsession pour la qualité, l'efficacité et l'innovation. Cela est tout à fait comparable à nos efforts en matière de gouvernance et de responsabilité, ici au Rotary, et je pense que nous ne respectons pas toujours les normes fixées.
      Les dirigeants du Rotary International, des zones, des districts et des clubs doivent se conformer aux plus hauts standards en matière de gouvernance. Le président international et les administrateurs doivent servir au mieux les membres ; les dirigeants de zone doivent rentabiliser l'investissement fait en eux par le Rotary ; les dirigeants de district doivent faire preuve de leadership et se concentrer sur la transparence et la responsabilité financière ; et les dirigeants de club doivent signaler leurs activités et enregistrer leur club sur Rotary Club Central.
      Tout comme Ole Kirk Christiansen a refusé d'envoyer un produit de moindre qualité à ses clients, nous ne devons pas relâcher nos efforts. Nous devons toujours donner le meilleur de nous-mêmes – dans nos vies professionnelles comme au Rotary.
      Au Rotary, notre produit n'est pas un canard en bois ou une brique en plastique. Il s'agit de l'éducation, de l'eau, de la santé et de la paix. Il s'agit de l'espoir et de la vie elle-même. Pour cette raison, le meilleur est tout juste bon. Je vous demande de vous en rappeler et de faire de votre mieux pour Faire don de soi au monde."
      Le coin du Président International Rotary International 2015-08-29 04:00:00Z 0
      Around the District-Temiskaming Shores - Autour du district Lise Dutrisac 2015-08-29 04:00:00Z 0

      Le mois d'août est le mois de l'effectif

      Posted by Lise Dutrisac
      L’effectif:
      Dans l'élaboration des objectifs pour notre district cette année, avec l'aide des gouverneurs adjoints et les directeurs du district, une réflexion approfondie a été faite pour avoir comme objectif l’aumentation de augmenter l’effectif. L'adhésion au Rotary est important. Le plus de Rotariens et Rotariennes le plus d’actions que nous pouvons faire.
      Nous étions d’avis que notre district bénéficierait si chaque club pouvait atteindre au moins 3 des 5 objectifs suivants:
       
      Effectif: atteindre au moins 3 sur 5:
      Tenir au moins 2 événements de recrutement; par ex. invitez des gens susceptibles de devenir des Rotariens à une soirée pour apprendre sur le Rotary; invitez les anciens à une réunion et demandez leur à rejoindre le Rotary etc.
      Développer et mettre en œuvre un plan de fidélisation: par ex. les membres sont-ils salués et accueillis à chaque réunion; les nouveaux membres sont-ils invités à se joindre à une table; un mentor est-il assigné; etc.
      Augmenter l’effectif de 10 pour cent net.
      Améliorer d’au moins 1 pour cent à comparer à l’année dernière, le taux de fidélisation des membres.
      Augmenter la camaraderie et le plaisir dans votre club; par ex. augmenter le nombre d’événements de camaraderie; célébrez les anniversaires de naissance, la Saint Valentin, l'anniversaire du Rotary, la Saint-Patrick, etc.) 
      Le mois d'août est le mois de l'effectif Lise Dutrisac 2015-08-29 04:00:00Z 0
      Rotarians at home - Les Rotariens et Rotariennes chez eux 2015-08-29 04:00:00Z 0
      Around the District -Gravenhurst- Autour du district Lise Dutrisac 2015-08-28 04:00:00Z 0

      The President's Corner

      Posted by Rotary International

      PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE

       

      2015-16 RI President K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran

      K.R. "RAVI" RAVINDRAN

      PRESIDENT 2015-16

      AUGUST 2015

      In the 1930s, Ole Kirk Christiansen, a Danish carpenter, had a wooden sign hanging on his wall that read, Det bedste er ikke for godt: "Only the best is good enough." Today, Christiansen is remembered as the inventor of Lego, the colorful plastic bricks beloved by children around the world. But in the early days of the Lego company, its signature product was a wooden duck – one built to the highest standards, out of aged beech, with three coats of clear varnish. Lego's company history tells how Christiansen used his ducks to teach a lesson in quality to his son, Godtfred Kirk:

      One evening, when I came into the office, I said to my father: "It's been a good day today, Dad. We've earned a little more." "Oh," said Dad, "what do you mean?" "Well, I've just been to the station with two boxes of our toy ducks for the Danish Co op. Normally they get three coats of varnish, but since it's for the Co-op, I only gave them two. So I saved the business a bit of money." He looked at me in dismay. "Godtfred, fetch those boxes back. Unpack them and give the ducks another coat of varnish. You're not going to bed until the work's done – and you'll do it all on your own." There was no arguing with Dad. And it was a lesson for me about what quality meant.

      Today, Lego's quality standards are legendary, and its products are the most popular toys in the world: Lego pieces outnumber humans 86 to 1.

      We all recognize that this success stems directly from Lego's business practices – its insistence on quality, efficiency, and innovation. I compare this with our efforts in governance and accountability in Rotary, and realize that sometimes we fall short of the standards expected.

      The leaders at the Rotary International, zone, district, and club levels have to maintain the highest standards in governance. The RI president and directors must serve the membership in a meaningful manner; zone leaders must deliver on the investment Rotary makes in them; district leaders must provide dynamic leadership in the district and focus on transparency in accounting and timely reporting of financials; and club leaders must adhere to proper reporting functions and get their clubs onto Rotary Club Central.

      Just as Christiansen refused to consider sending a lesser product to any of his clients, so should we refuse to consider giving a lesser effort to any of our work. We must always demand the best of ourselves – in our professional lives, and especially in our Rotary work.

      For in Rotary, what is our product? It is not wooden ducks or plastic bricks. It is education, water, health, and peace. It is hope, and it is life itself. For this work, only our best is good enough. I ask you all to remember this – and to do your very best to Be a Gift to the World.

       
      The President's Corner Rotary International 2015-08-28 04:00:00Z 0

      August is Membership Month

      Posted by Lise Dutrisac

      Membership

      In developing the goals for the district this year, with the assistance of the Assistant Governors and Directors at district, careful thought was given to address membership as an objective.  Membership in Rotary is very important.  The more members we have, the more good we can do.
      Membership: achieve at least 3 of 5:
      Hold at least 2 membership growth events e.g. potential members are invited to an informal gathering to learn about Rotary; each Rotarian does an “ask”; past members are invited to a meeting and asked to rejoin etc.
       
      Retention
      Develop and implement a “better retention” plan in your club e.g. are members greeted and welcomed at every meeting; are new members invited to join a table; is there a mentor assigned to new members; etc.
      Increase membership by net 10%.
      Improve member retention rate by at least 1% from last year.
      Fellowship and fun
      Increase fellowship and fun in your club e.g. increase fellowship events from last year; introduce an element of fun at meetings, e.g. birthdays, anniversaries, recognition of Valentine’s Day, Family Day, Rotary’s birthday, St. Patrick’s, etc.)
      I invite you to contact Lynne Chant, District Chair of Membership
      August is Membership Month Lise Dutrisac 2015-08-28 04:00:00Z 0
      Around the District - Autour du district Peterborough Kawartha Lise Dutrisac 2015-08-27 04:00:00Z 0

      Idea for Club Fundraiser

      Posted by David Porter on Dec 05, 2011

      Rotarian John Coxon passed on a great idea he saw for a fundraiser, while travelling through District 6360.


       

      Idea for Club Fundraiser David Porter 2011-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
      New E-Club - Looking for your participation Carl Dickson 2011-10-31 00:00:00Z 0

      New GSE Team Leader for 2012 - Rick Story

      Posted by Dan Herbert on Aug 01, 2011
       

      Rick has been a member of the Rotary Club of Peterborough since 1995. He has served as President and has been a Board Member for many years. An ‘active member’ by any description, Rick is either chairing or assisting with eight different Club committees during the 2011-2012 Rotary Year. 

      Rick’s father was a Rotarian and he feels honoured to carry on the family tradition and have the opportunities to serve that Rotary International provides.

       
      New GSE Team Leader for 2012 - Rick Story Dan Herbert 2011-08-02 00:00:00Z 0

      Add your face & name

      Posted by Janet Stead on May 15, 2011
       
      This Close.

      Now it’s your turn. We invite all Rotarians and friends of Rotary to add their faces and names to the campaign online. At ThisClose.net, you can create your own “This Close” ad, joining a gallery of supporters worldwide.

      Add your face & name Janet Stead 2011-05-16 00:00:00Z 0
      Half Price Conference Registration Dan Herbert 2011-04-13 00:00:00Z 0

      District Mentorship Project for Job Seekers with Disabilities

      Posted by Dan Herbert on Mar 21, 2011
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      Many job seekers with disabilities are adversely affected by a lack of employment networks, and as a result, many find it challenging to develop business networks to create opportunities for employment, find and keep jobs, advance their careers, or develop skills to enter specific occupational fields. With funding from Employment Ontario (Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities), Rotarians in District 7010 are developing an employment mentorship program specifically for persons with disabilities.  
      District Mentorship Project for Job Seekers with Disabilities Dan Herbert 2011-03-22 00:00:00Z 0

      Bob Neibert's Blog

      Posted by Dan Herbert on Jan 18, 2011
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      DGE Bob Neibert has stepped aside as incoming Governor due to health issues. However, he remains keenly interested in the well-being of our district. Please feel free to follow his blog here.

        Brian Menton has filled the position as DGE for Bob Neibert. To learn more about Brian & Dorothy Menton, please click here

      Bob Neibert's Blog Dan Herbert 2011-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
      'Reach Within to Embrace Humanity’ is 2011-12 RI theme Dan Herbert 2011-01-17 00:00:00Z 0

      Rotary International Convention 2011

      Posted by Marc Durocher on Sep 08, 2010
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      We have reserved a block of 30 rooms at this hotel for Rotary District 7010.
      The rooms are being held with an arrival date of May 18th and a checkout date of May 26th.  However, you can change these dates when you call to book your room.  Dates outside this time are not guaranteed, so book soon to avoid disappointment.
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      A Channel News - Afghanistan School Dan Herbert 2010-09-08 00:00:00Z 0

      PDG Floyd Hembruff

      Posted by Dan Herbert on Aug 16, 2010
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      August 17, 2010: It is with profound regret the Matheson Rotary Club must advise you that past District Governor, Floyd Hembruff, died this morning.

      PDG Floyd Hembruff Dan Herbert 2010-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
      Help improve the Club Leadership Plan John Tomlinson 2010-03-13 00:00:00Z 0

      Bigger, better, bolder

      Posted by Dan Herbert on Mar 10, 2010
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      "Bigger, better, and bolder represents a change in attitude rather than in structure," explained Nico de Boer, an incoming Rotary coordinator from the Netherlands who will serve zones 13A and 18B. "It's a positive dynamic that will help Rotary reach its goals."

      Bigger, better, bolder Dan Herbert 2010-03-11 00:00:00Z 0

      District PR Grants

      Posted by Dan Herbert on Mar 03, 2010
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      The PR Grants program is designed to assist districts to promote Rotary in their communities and improve Rotary's public image.
      The RI grant is up to US $10,000 per district and district must contribute a minimum of one-third of the total grant amount requested.  This program is a reimbursement program.
      Our preference is for clubs to work together to submit to the District PR Committee.

      Visit our PR Grants page for more details.

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      Club Website Award Peggy Hebden 2010-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
      Photo Slideshow of Friendship Exchange to 3010 Dan Herbert 2010-02-12 00:00:00Z 0

      Successful Wheel Chair Distribution - TEAM ECUADOR

      Posted by Dan Herbert on Nov 19, 2009
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      In November 2009, District 7010's 12th and 13th containers of wheelchairs were delivered to residents in 6 different areas in the southern part of Ecuador.  Rotarians from 11 different 7010 clubs (Barrie-Huronia, Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes, Collingwood South Georgian Bay, Lindsay, Haliburton, North Bay Nipissing, Orillia, Orillia Lake Country, Peterborough Kawartha, Timmins Porcupine and Wasaga Beach & Area) and the Rotary Club of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, unpacked, assembled and delivered 540 brand new wheelchairs to recipients and their families.  All the chairs were sent to Ecuador thanks to donations by many of our Rotary Clubs and hundreds of individuals.   The total monetary cost of the chairs was $70,000.US.  One half of that money came through Rotary Foundation and District grants.
      Successful Wheel Chair Distribution - TEAM ECUADOR Dan Herbert 2009-11-20 00:00:00Z 0

      Updated Forum

      Posted by Dan Herbert on Oct 24, 2009
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      Our Forum pages have been updated with new topics. Click on Forums in the link bar above.
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      Google Map of District 7010 Dan Herbert 2008-09-01 00:00:00Z 0

      LE MOIS DE LA SANTÉ DE LA MATERNELLE ET DE L'ENFANT
       

      Au moins 7 millions d'enfants de moins de cinq ans meurent chaque année des suites de malnutrition, de soins de santé médiocres et d'un assainissement insuffisant. Pour réduire ce taux, le Rotary International fournit des vaccins et des antibiotiques aux bébés, améliore l’accès aux services médicaux essentiels et soutient les prestataires de soins de santé formés pour les mères et leurs enfants. Leurs projets garantissent la durabilité en donnant à la communauté locale les moyens de s’approprier les programmes de formation aux soins de santé.
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      Earthquake in Nepal - Rotary Zones 24 and 32

      Posted by David Porter

      You may have read or seen the news about the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Many people have perished or are missing. Homes are totally destroyed or too dangerous to be inside of them. 

      The need of receiving assistance will be very high and I assume Rotarians and Clubs will be asking “What is Rotary doing” to help. I have contacted my Rotary friends who live in the affected district as well as a RI Director friend there. I hope they will give us a firsthand report on what local Rotarians are doing to help and what the priority needs are. Let’s not just assume we know what they need and start arranging to ship items until we know their priority needs. 

      In the meantime, Woodstock-Oxford Rotary has set up a “Nepal Disaster Relief Fund” where people can donate online and receive a CRA tax receipt. 

      Anyone can go to www.woodstockoxfordrotary.org and at the top click ‘Donations’ then ‘Donate to our Charity’. 
      That links to an donation page where you can ‘Select your preferred fund,’ from a drop down menu. ie: Earthquake in Nepal 
      Then fill in the amount and credit card details. You will receive an emailed receipt within minutes. 
      or 
      Send a cheque to Woodstock-Oxford Rotary Benefit Trust c/o Peter Stam, Treasurer 656441 15th Line, RR#7 Woodstock, N4S 7W2 
      Please include an email address if possible for your tax receipt if required. If no email it can be sent regular mail. 

      We expect to work with known Rotary contacts and friends in the affected area, to ensure we are satisfying their priority needs and to oversee delivery of relief items with proper stewardship of our donated funds. There is already consideration being given to a Global Grant to help rehabilitation efforts. 

      I thought this information might be helpful if you or clubs are wondering about the situation.

      Doug Vincent

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      Earthquake in Nepal - Rotary Zones 24 and 32 David Porter 0

      Mount Everest Climb

      Posted by David Porter
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      Another Great PETS / Rotary Weekend!

      Posted by David Porter

      And another Rotary Weekend has come and gone.

      Many thanks to all of those responsible for the weekend, the sessions and the event itself.

      District 7010 is in greats hands for 2015-2016!

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      Million Dollar Dinner Sponsors

      Posted by David Porter

      We would like to recognize our Corporate Sponsors to our Million Dollar Dinner, Barriston Law and Powell Jones!

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      Registration for the Rotary Weekend is now Live!

      Posted by David Porter

      For those Rotarians planning on coming to North Bay for the Rotary Weekend (formerly PETS) the registration page is now ready to take your registration.

      The link can be found at the top left of the site.

      Registration for the Rotary Weekend is now Live! David Porter 0

      Celebration of a Great Life - Monty Audenart

      Posted by David Porter

      PRIVP Monty Audenart passed away recently, and posted his own obituary, which you can read below:

      Celebration of a Great Life – Monty Audenart

      If you are reading this now, I have simply gone HOME. Come and help celebrate my life here on January 27, at 12pm at 8 Keast Way, Red Deer (LDS chapel).
      Of course there will be food (I asked for KFC but probably won't get it), some good memories, and my family really needs your support.

      I was born on November 14, 1949 and returned HOME January 21, 2015. I was lucky to be adopted by Osh and Gladys Audenart and raised on a farm near Raymond, with my two great sisters Connie and Beverly. I attended school in Raymond and Magrath, and then served a mission for the LDS Church in Tahiti. I attended the University of Alberta where I graduated from dentistry in 1977. I practiced in Vermilion and Red Deer, and Nunavut, and offered my services to less fortunate people in Jamaica, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Thailand, Mexico, Russia and the Amazon. Sometimes my daughters came with me. It was a grand adventure. It never ever seemed like work. I served in the Church as a Branch President, a Councillor in the Bishopric, member of High Council, Stake executive secretary and Stake Director of Public Affairs. 

       

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      Rotary Club of Bracebridge's 38th Annual Musical David Porter 0

      Roaring Rotarian Fundraiser

      Posted by David Porter

      The Rotary Club of Peterborough have come up with a great fundraising idea, Roaring Rotarian Fundraising Ale!

      Please see the invitation below for more info.

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      London Rotary Club 100th Anniverary!

      Posted by David Porter

      On March 20th and 21st of 2015, the Rotary Club of London will mark their 100th anniversary.

      Why not plan to help them celebrate?

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      London Rotary Club 100th Anniverary! David Porter 0
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      Million Dollar Dinner

      Posted by David Porter

      Did you know that District 7010 is hosting a Million Dollar Dinner in support of Our Rotary Foundation?

      What??  - A Million Dollar Dinner is a celebration event designed to recognize all Major Donors and Bequest Society Members whose outright gifts or commitments are $10,000 or greater. This can include members of the Paul Harris Society 10 year commitment. These gifts/commitments will be included if they are made between 1 July 2012 and 7 May 2015. Our goal is to show that D7010 is committed to our Rotary Foundation by raising a minimum $1 Million USD in that time period.

      When and Where – all of those who make that commitment are invited to a celebration dinner. A world known Rotary Leader has been invited to be the keynote speaker. It will be held on the 7 May 2015 at the Holiday Inn in Barrie.

       

      . Visit the D7010 Million Dollar Dinner website for more information.

                              http://www.district7010milliondollardinner.com

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      Letter from PM Harper

      Posted by David Porter

      Below is a letter from PM Harper, for World Polio Day.

      A larger version can be found here.

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      2018 Host Organizing Committee

      Posted by David Porter

      Michele Guy and Michael Cooksey, co-chairs of the Host Organizing Committee for the 2018 Rotary International Convention, are please to announce the following appointments:

      Co-Chairs of Finance and Administration - John Gordon, CA - District 7010 and Ron Kielstra CA - District 7090

      Co-Chairs of Fundraising and Sponsorship - Valarie Wafer - District 7070 and Alana Scott - District 7070

      Co-Chairs of Marketing and Promotion - Michael Gauthier - District 7080 and Ron Gillies - District 7070

      Please join us in welcoming these dedicated Rotarians from 4 different districts to the team!

      And special congrats to our own John Gordon!

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      ALS Ice Water Challenge

      Posted by David Porter

      President Ted Barnaby of the Rotary Club of Barrie has issued a challenge to all other Presidents in District 7010.

       

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      Rotary Leadership Institute

      Posted by David Porter

      New dates for sessions have been added for the Rotary Leadership Institute.

      The information can be found here.

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      Countdown to to District Conference in Val D'Or

      Posted by David Porter

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      Count down to Val D’Or …………………………………49  days

      September 18-21, 2014.

      The clock is ticking.  There are just 7 weeks left until the conference in Val D’Or

      Last Chance to have discounted price for District Conference in Val D’Or.  The price of the conference rises on 1 August so if you are planning on attending, register now for the lowest cost.

      If this will be your first time attending the District conference, please note there is a 50% discount paid by the District. 

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      PDG's Reunion Dinner

      Posted by David Porter

      For the first time in District 7010, a dinner is planned for all the PDGs and all the PDGs living in District 7010. Of course the most supportive person during our DG year is our spouses/partners. The dinner would not be complete without them.

      It will be held in conjunction with the District conference 2014 being held in Val d'Or, Quebec.

      The reunion dinner will be held  in the Forestel Hotel on Thursday, September 18, 2014 with cocktails at 6:00 pm and dinner at 7:00 pm.

      PDG's Reunion Dinner David Porter 0

      District Governor Changeover

      Posted by David Porter

      The District Governor Changeover will be on July 7, 2014 at the Lindsay Golf & Country Club.

      For more info, click the event under District Events.

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      Congrats to District 7010!

      Posted by David Porter

      District Governor Marilyn has informed me that we made and exceeded our new member goal for the district!

      1611 members in the district! 

      Thanks go out to all the clubs who added new members into their clubs this year!

      Congrats to District 7010! David Porter 0

      Rotary Wheels Update

      Posted by David Porter

      During January and February 2014, our Team of Rotarians & Friends from across District 7010 (Ontario, Canada) provided 1,333 Cambodian children with bicycles enabling them to get to school. This, our third distribution trip to Cambodia, has now provided a grand total of 3,661 bicycles to impoverished children across the country.

      The team traveled throughout Cambodia from January 25th to February 17th and distributed bicycles in 12 target locations in five provinces (Takeo, Kampong Speu, Siem Reap, Battambang and Phnom Penh).During January and February 2014, our Team of Rotarians & Friends from across District 7010 (Ontario, Canada) provided 1,333 Cambodian children with bicycles enabling them to get to school. This, our third distribution trip to Cambodia, has now provided a grand total of 3,661 bicycles to impoverished children across the country.

      The team traveled throughout Cambodia from January 25th to February 17th and distributed bicycles in 12 target locations in five provinces (Takeo, Kampong Speu, Siem Reap, Battambang and Phnom Penh).

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      Public Image of Rotary Presentation

      Posted by David Porter

      Marc Durocher's Public Image of Rotary presentation from the Leadership weekend has been added to the Downloads section.

      Or, you can click here.

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      PETS and Leadership Weekend Starts Tomorrow! David Porter 0

      A Message from PDG Gary Traill for PETS

      Posted by David Porter

      PDE Gary Traill has added his invite for all President Elects and incoming officers and directors.

      You can find it on the PETS and Leadership Weekend Event at the top left of the page.

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      PETS Registration Now Open

      Posted by David Porter

      The registration page and agenda are now available.

      Please be aware that the PETS registration is for president-elects only.

      All others (Secretary, Treasurer, Director) should be registering under the Leadership training link.

      Hope to see a lot of you there.

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      District 7010's Lisa McCoy Rotarian Article

      Posted by David Porter

      District 7010's own Lisa McCoy (Gravenhurst) was featured on page 11 of the Rotarian.

      The article was on her club's bicycle project.

      Well done Lisa!

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      Click the picture to see the full sized PDF.

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      Peace Fellowship Scholarship

      Posted by David Porter

      The 2015-17 Rotary Peace Fellowship Scholarship is now underway.

      You can find the information under the Foundation Tab, or click this link.

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      India Polio Immunization Trip

      Posted by David Porter

      RI Director Bradford Howard is putting together a trip to India, for Polio Immunization.

      Spots are open, but filling up fast.

      Read all about it here.

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      Countdown to to District Conference in Val D'Or

      Posted by David Porter

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      Count down to Val D’Or ...............................263 days

      Looking for a ROTARY New Year’s Resolution???

      Why not treat yourself to the District Conference in Val D’or . September 18-21, 2014 .

      Come and experience the golden opportunities in Val D’or (The Valley of Gold .............................and it really is)

      Come and renew friendships with Rotarians from other clubs. Or be a first time registrant and come and be amazed at what Rotary has to offer. Just make Val D’Or your New Years Resolution.

      Val D’or is the place to be in 2014.

      Register now.

      https://www.regonline.ca/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1283615
      Link to the conference video. http://district7010conference.com/page6/page12/index.html 

       

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      Job Postings for the 2018 Host Organizing Committee of the Rotary International Convention in Toronto

      Posted by David Porter

      Rotarians we are pleased to commence the process to put together the 2018 Host Organizing Committee for the Rotary International Convention in Toronto. 

      The Host Organizing Committee is responsible for informing and mobilizing clubs in the districts to assist with convention activities revolving around the House of Friendship, Home Hospitality and 2 major social events. 

      We will assist the convention organizers from Rotary International with other volunteer requirements.

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      Passing of PDG Ernie Irvine

      Posted by David Porter

      It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Past District Governor (1995-96), Ernie Irvine.

      Rotarian Chris Irvine informed us that Ernie Passed away peacefully Monday night. 

      Please keep Ernie and his family in your thoughts at this difficult time. 

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      Rotary Leadership Institute

      Posted by David Porter

      The next Rotary Leadership Institute program session is on November 2nd, being held in Barrie.

       

      This program is a way of taking Rotarians from any level of experience and give them more in depth Rotary knowledge and information.

      Training provided in this program helps prepare each Rotarian for the opportunity to assume a leadership role that they can define and determine for themselves. It could be within their own club or at the District level.

      Perhaps they want to be a better committee chair or move on to club President. They might want to advance to a District Committee Chair or Assistant Governor or perhaps District Governor.  It could even be just for general knowledge or to be a quiet mentor to other Rotarians.

      Please visit the Rotary Leadership Institute page for more information.


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      Rotary Day at the United Nations

      Posted by David Porter

      The United Nations is having a Rotary Day event October 31 - November 2nd, and the Rotary club of Mississauga is planning a trip down.

      More details can be found here.

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      Parry Sound Ramallah Project

      Posted by David Porter
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      The Parry Sound Rotary club has partnered with the Ramallah, Palenstine Rotary club, on a project to provide safe after school activities for children in Palestine, bringing classical and traditional music into rural Palestinian schools.

      Rotarian Stephen Héder has asked if the district could be made aware of this project, and so I have attached a PDF with more information on this project.

      If you would like more information, please contact Stephen directly.

      You can download the PDF here.

       

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      District 7010 Club Showcase

      Posted by David Porter
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      A new section has been added to the District site, Club Showcase.

      We are looking for clubs to submit stories that can be posted on the Club Showcase page.

      You should have received instructions from DG Marilyn on how to send in your stories and pictures, but if not, please contact David Porter, district webmaster.

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      Rotary Place Photo Album

      Posted by David Porter
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      The RVH invited club presidents to Rotary Place at the RVH.

      I have included several pictures for your viewing pleasure.

      Rotary Place

      You can see larger pictures on the District Facebook page.

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      Guatemala Literacy Project

      Posted by David Porter

      The New Grants Model is here.  More than ever Rotary Clubs within Districts must work together to plan International Projects. The Guatemala Literacy Project is a partnership between North American & Guatemalan Rotary clubs and the non-profit organization Cooperative for Education.

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      Oklahoma Relief

      Posted by David Porter

      From Phil Moss, the DG in Oklahoma...

      Fellow Rotarians: 

      Rotary International Districts 5770 and 5750 are supporting the relief and recovery efforts related to the tragic events in Moore, Oklahoma, and the destruction from the tornado that hit there on May 20. Many families and friends have suffered great loss. It is estimated that there were between 12,000 and 13,000 homes destroyed or damaged, in addition to businesses and schools. 

      Tax-deductible donations to help in those efforts are being accepted. Those who would like to help by donating may send checks to

      Oklahoma Rotary
      Bi-District Tornado Disaster Fund
      P.O. Box 13800
      Oklahoma City OK 73113-3800 USA 

      Funds received by our Rotary Bi-District 501(c)3 Foundation will be used exclusively for the benefit of those affected by this terrible event. Donations are tax deductible and all donations will be acknowledged.

      The effort in helping the community and individuals who have been affected by these destructive forces is being coordinated by leaders from Rotary District 5770 (which includes Moore and Cleveland County) and Rotary District 5750 (which includes south Oklahoma City), and will work in conjunction with and in support of the Moore Rotary Club and local and state officials. 

      This information is also available at the District 5770 Web Site.

      Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and support.

      Promoting Peace through Service, 

      Phil Moss 
      Governor, 2012-13
      Rotary International District 5770
      DG5770@cox.net

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      PETS Social Media Presentation

      Posted by David Porter

      Rotarian Marc Durocher has provided his presentation on Social Media for download.

      You can find it in the Downloads section down the left hand side of this page.

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      Rotary Leadership Institute

      Posted by David Porter

      The Rotary Leadership Institute program session for May 11th, being held in Barrie, ON, still has some spaces available.

      This program is a way of taking Rotarians from any level of experience and give them more in depth Rotary knowledge and information.

      Training provided in this program helps prepare each Rotarian for the opportunity to assume a leadership role that they can define and determine for themselves. It could be within their own club or at the District level.

      Perhaps they want to be a better committee chair or move on to club President. They might want to advance to a District Committee Chair or Assistant Governor or perhaps District Governor.  It could even be just for general knowledge or to be a quiet mentor to other Rotarians.

      Please visit the Rotary Training Institute page for more information.

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      2013 Muskoka Rotary Golf Classic

      Posted by David Porter

      The Rotary clubs of Bracebridge and Gravenhurst are holding a Golf Classic on May 30th.

      All proceeds are to go to Polio Plus, so this is definitely a great tournament to take part of.

      More information, along with a registration form, can be found here.

       

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      Don't Make Assumptions About the Next Generation; Invest in it

      Posted by David Porter

      By Colonel Eric G. Kail

      Depending on where you draw the line, I'm either a very young baby boomer or a very old member of Generation X. These generations hold the majority of executive leadership positions across sectors. In other words, we're in charge.

      Enter the millennials. This younger set hasn't always seen eye-to-eye with their baby boomer or Gen X colleagues and managers in the workplace. Negative chatter often hums around them, mostly centering on the assertion that they are entitled or narcissistic. This has led to a feeling that millennials are not ready to join the real world and work hard.

      So it's the millennials who need to get in line — right?

      Not so fast. I believe it's the leaders, not the millennials, who should be trying harder to bridge the generational gap. As we approach the inevitable crossroads of old and new leadership, it's our job to develop the people we expect to carry the torch forward.

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      Annual Giving

      Posted by David Porter

      Reid Asselstine, Annual Giving chair

      As of  December 31,2012, the Annual Giving is $101.93/Rotarian. Congratulations to all who have contributed as we are over the half way mark to the district goal of $190/Rotarian.

      Of the 44 clubs, 11 have succeeded in reaching the district goal already. Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Orillia and their members for reaching the $279.54/Rotarian mark. Close behind are the Rotary clubs of Penetanguishe and Parry Sound, who are above the $250.00/Rotarian level.

      Keep up the great work to make this world a better place to live.

      Reid

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      Rotary Foundation Year End Deadlines

      Posted by David Porter

       

      From John Tomlinson:

      Please note the following 2012 Year-end Deadlines for TRF Contributions:

      Credit Cards:   
         Online via www.rotary.org – must be authorized on or prior to 31 December 2012, midnight (Central Standard Time).
             Fax: (847-328-4101) / Phone: (866-976-8279- must be received prior to the close of business on 31 December 2012.
            Mail (least preferred): Sending credit card information by mail is less secure and slower than contributing on-line. If submitting credit card contributions by mail it must be postmarked by 31 December 2012 and received by the Foundation by 8 January 2013:
      Checks - must be postmarked 31 December 2012 or prior and received at the Foundation by 8 January 2013.
      United States Lockbox Address: Canada Lockbox Address:
      The Rotary Foundation The Rotary Foundation (Canada)
      14280 Collections Center Dr. c/o 911600
      Chicago, IL 60693 USA PO Box 4090 STN A,
        Toronto, ON M5W 0E9, Canada
      Wire transfers: Must be initiated prior to 31 December 2012 and received by 4 January 2013.
      Securities: must be received in The Rotary Foundation’s gifted securities account by 31 December 2012.  Instructions are available for the U.S. and for Canada, or can be found by searching for ‘stock transfer’ on rotary.org.
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      Rotarian Peace Photo Contest

      Posted by David Porter

      Peace lies in the eye of the beholder and invokes different images in different people.

      The Rotarian Peace Photo Contest is back to give a global voice to what people around the world believe best reflects peace.

      Rotaractors, Rotarians, family and friends are encouraged to submit a maximum of 5 photos that reflect Peace to the Peace Photo Contest Website by January 15th 2013.

      Contest Participants will then be sent voting ballots electronically via email where they can vote until February 15th 2013.

      The winner will be announced on March 2nd, 2013 at the Districts 6330/7010/7040/7070/7080/7090 Rotarians for Peace Symposium in Toronto and will win a Grand Prize of a Rebel T1i digital camera plus accessories.

      To stay up to date with the contest, ‘Like’ our Facebook page at:Peace Photo Contest Facebook Page and follow us onTwitter @ContestPeace.

      Please email rotarianpeacephoto@gmail.com if you have any questions.

      Lastly, please click Poster to access the event poster- feel free to share it with your friends and family!

      We thank you in advance for your support and participation- Rotaract at DC and UOIT is very excited to make this contest a great success! "


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      Shelterbox Global Gifts

      Posted by David Porter

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      Trying to find holiday gifts for your loved ones that show them how much you care?

      Give them gifts with meaning and share the joy of making a difference in someone's life.

      For more information, please visit the page here

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      Hurricane Sandy Relief

      Posted by David Porter

      Forwarded by DG John Gordon:

      It has now been almost a week since Hurricane Sandy attacked New Jersey and New York.  All of the six District governors in the area whose Districts were most affected  have been in contact with one another, and I would like to give you an update on what has happened to each of our areas, as well as a list of both immediate and long-term needs as we know them now.    

      At Zones 24 and 32's Director Bryn Styles suggestion, we are all working together to get donated supplies to the right area.  We are asking that cash donations be made to one fund, the Walter D. head Foundation of Rotary District 7490, c/o Calisto Bertin (our DGN), Bertin Engineering, 66 Glen Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ 07452.

       By tomorrow, we will also have a way those who wish to do so can wire transfer money or donate on-line or using PayPal or other major credit cards.  We will split whatever donations are given among the six affected districts, although we may decide to give more to those districts that are most affected (see below).  That information will be on the website (created as part of a mufti-district PR grant we received from Rotary International): www.nynjrotary.org.  We will keep that site updated with the latest information every other day, including foundations of individual districts. 


      To read the full letter, please click here.



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      DG John and RI President Tanaka

      Posted by David Porter

      A little name confusion here!

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      If you can't see it, John has Sakuji's name badge, and Sakuji has John's.


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      District Learning Academy

      Posted by David Porter

      Doug Jernigan has added an invitation to Rotarians in the District, for the District Learning Academy.

      Rotarians taking this program will have a broader knowledge of Rotary at the Community, District and International levels.

      For more information, click the link on the left, under District Links.

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      Honoring Local Heroes - Paul Harris Style

      Posted by Andre Rochon
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      Tickets are now available for the upcoming Paul Harris Dinner!

      Join us to celebrate heroes both in our club and in our community - folks who share the same core values as the man who originally created Rotary back in the early 1900's.  Fellowship to help others.

      See our Event Page for all the details!  Join us!!

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      Honoring Local Heroes - Paul Harris Style

      Posted by Andre Rochon
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      Tickets are now available for our upcoming Paul Harris Dinner - a wonderful event at which we honor those in our club and community who live according to the Core Values of our founder Paul Harris.

      See our event page for all the details!  Then come join us!!

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      Berlin Peace Forum

      Posted by David Porter
      A message received by DG John Gordon, who wanted it passed on to everyone:

      Guten Tag! (Good Day!)

      It is my pleasure to extend President Tanaka’s personal invitation to all Rotarians, community leaders, and New Generations program participants to register to attend the first Peace Forum in Berlin, Germany, 30 November - 2 December 2012.

      The theme of the Berlin Peace Forum is “Peace Without Borders.” It will emphasize the value of democracy in building peace and promote international understanding and cooperation. You will have the opportunity to:

      • Hear inspiring calls to action from Rotary leaders and other special guests 
      • Participate in workshops and round table discussions
      • Learn about Rotary’s Intercountry Committees (ICCs) and the role they play in promoting understanding among nations
      • Visit the “Marketplace of Peace,” where club and district peace projects will be featured
      • Meet Rotary senior leaders, fellow Rotarians and New Generations program participants from all over the world
      • Enjoy the historic and cultural attractions of Berlin, one of Europe’s most vibrant cities    

      Please note, interpretation will be provided in English, French, and German.

      We need your help to ensure that the Berlin Peace Forum is a success. Please share this message with Rotarians in your district and encourage them to spread the word about this important event. Click here to visit the Berlin Peace Forum website and register to attend.

      In addition, please encourage clubs in your district to participate in the Berlin Marketplace of Peace by sharing their peace-related initiatives on Rotary Showcase. Projects that are registered on Rotary Showcase under the category of “peace and conflict prevention/resolution” by 31 October will be considered for inclusion in the Marketplace by means of a poster display with text and pictures. Clubs that submit a project for inclusion in the Marketplace may send a representative to present and discuss the project in person with forum participants. Click here for additional information and guidelines.

      For additional information about the peace forums, watch a Rotary Global Peace Forums promotional video.  

      We hope to see you in Berlin to share Peace Through Service.

      Sincerely,

      Luis Vicente Giay
      Past President, Rotary International
      Chair and Convener of the Rotary Global Peace Forums

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      Rotary Leadership Institute

      Posted by David Porter

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      On behalf of District Governor John Gordon, I am pleased to announce a new training program now available to Rotarians throughout our District.

      Our District has joined more than 300 Districts from around the Rotary world in order to provide more training for individual Rotarians through a program provided by the Rotary Leadership Institute. This program is a way of taking Rotarians from any level of experience and give them more in depth Rotary knowledge and information.
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      Barrie Youth Exchangers

      Posted by David Porter
      A great article was posted in the Barrie Examiner, talking about 2 girls from our district heading off for their Youth Exchange.

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      Natassja Bilinski, left, and Jessika McLaurin will say goodbye to their family and friends on Friday before leaving overseas to study foreign cultures with the Rotary Youth Exchange program. Bilinski will live in Taiwan for a year while McLaurin will be visiting Belgium. LANCE HOLDFORTH PHOTO 

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      Rotary Wheels for Learning

      Posted by David Porter
      The Rotary Club of Gravenhurst is looking for Rotarians to helps in their goal of distributing bicycles in Cambodia.

      The trip is scheduled for January 2013, and they are looking for 10 more people to join the 10 people currently signed up.

      For more details, see the Rotary Wheels for Learning page, or click the link in the Service Projects menu.
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      Lisbon International Convention

      Posted by David Porter
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      DGE Gary Trail has asked me to pass on the following information: 

      We have picked our official District hotel for the Rotary International Convention in Lisbon, Portugal for next June 2013.

      From what we can tell, many of the reasonably priced hotels are already booking up quickly and therefore we, we have been unable to secure a block of rooms.

      If you are even thinking of going to the convention, we urge you to book your room NOW!   You can make the reservation and cancel it at no cost.

      Here is the link to the hotel:http://www.ibishotel.com/gb/hotel-3137-ibis-lisboa-liberdade/index.shtml

      We have also created a facebook group to for this trip, so if you would like to join it just go to:
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/382985975090291/ and request to join the group.

      Getting to Lisbon and Pre & Post Convention Tours

      For flights to Lisbon, we have found that SATA Airlines www.sata.pt and Air Transat www.airtransat.ca  are the cheapest way to go.  Or if you wish, you could travel Air Canada www.aircanada.ca . Just click on the websites to book your flights.

      There are also many great pre & post tours available. To find these just click on the following website www.lisboa2013.org  Once on the site, type in the word tours in the search box which will take you to HOC Events & Tours and then click on Local Events.

      By far the best deal I have found out there is with Rotarian Terri Brophy who has seats blocked off with Air Transat that are well below (more than $100.00) what you would pay if booking direct.  You can contact Terri at terri@terristravel.com

      Hope to see you all in Lisbon!  

      Gary Traill,

      DGN 2014/2015


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      District Club's Events

      Posted by David Porter
      There is a new link in the 'Events' menu, District Club's Events.

      This is a place where the District site can help you showcase your club's events.

      If you have an event you want showcased, please send it in to David Porter, and it will be posted to the District site.

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      What is Your Rotary Moment?

      Posted by David Porter
      What was the event that caused you to go from being a member of Rotary, to becoming a Rotarian?

      District 7010 is looking for club members to send in their stories, to be published on the District site.

      If you think you have a great story to share, click on the "What is your Rotary Moment" link on the right.



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      Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group

      Posted by David Porter
      The Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action group was formed in 2007 as a group of Rotarians, recognized by Rotary International, focused on water & sanitation work.
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      You can read their June newsletter here.
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      This Close...

      Posted by Dan Herbert
       
       
       District Governor Brian & Rick Mercer were "This Close" at the Rotary Club of Lindsay last week.
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      Canadian Lockbox Address Change

      Posted by David Porter

      May 2012

      There is a change in the postal address where TRF contributions will be sent. This will affect all contributions from Canadian Rotarians and clubs.

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      New District Facebook Page

      Posted by David Porter
      District 7010 now has its own Facebook page.

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      Like our page to get updates from the district!
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      Five tips to make your website shine

      Posted by Dan Herbert

      Your club's website can be a great opportunity to share Rotary's message in your community. Make sure your website is user friendly with these best practices.

      Read about it here.

       
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