September Newsletter Darren Sweeney 2017-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 07, 2017
 
In keeping with the wishes of our new RI President Ian Riseley, our club, which is comprised of 46 members, went out recently and planted 200 trees in the City of Burlington with a little help from a few of our Rotary Friends and Family who came out to join in the fun.
Rotary Club of Burlington Tree Planting Darren Sweeney 2017-07-07 04:00:00Z 0
July Newsletter Darren Sweeney 2017-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome to Rotary

We are neighbours, community leaders, and global citizens uniting
for the common good.  We believe in Service Above Self.
With you, we can accomplish even more.

 

Join Leaders

The heart of Rotary is our clubs, dedicated people who share a passion
for both community, service and friendship. Whether you are a student,
just starting your career, or at the end of your career and ready for retirement,
there are many ways Rotary can help you to become a better leader.

 

Exchange Ideas

Rotary brings together great minds from nearly everywhere in the world.
From college scholarships to our renowned Peace Fellowships,
Rotary supports the educational aspirations of thousands of future leaders.

 

Take Action

Explore the world through our global network. We’re committed to taking on
some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as the total eradication of Polio.
We also do much work in our local communities as well from trail clean ups,
to working with those in need, to building community centres.
No project is too big or too small for Rotary.
Change your community with us by volunteering on a local project.
We work with groups of all sizes to accomplish even more.

 

Come Join Us - Do Good In The World!

Rotary making a difference in our communities and in our world!

Contact our District Director of Membership Mr. Hubert Singh - membership7080@gmail.com

Membership Committee Page

Welcome To Rotary Darren Sweeney 2017-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 01, 2017
 
President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley, a member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, unveiled the 2017-18 presidential theme, Rotary: Making a Difference, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.
2017-2018 Rotary Year Theme Announced Darren Sweeney 2017-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
District Conference - September 23 - Mississauga Darren Sweeney 2017-06-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 12, 2016
 
Want to know if your project qualifies for a Government of Canada Grant?  Find out by using our new District interactive Government of Canada Grant questionnaire that will let you know.
International Service
Government of Canada Grant Partnership Darren Sweeney 2016-12-12 05:00:00Z 0 International Service
 
 
    The 2017 RYLA cycle is accepting applications!
 
 
 
Applications for RYLA 2017 are now being accepted.  For more information, please visit the RYLA site page
RYLA 2017 Darren Sweeney 2016-11-26 05:00:00Z 0
Our Foundation Celebrtates 100 Years of Doing Good in the World Bill Proctor 2016-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 28, 2016
Barbara Fisk of the Rotary Club of Guelph Trillium receiving her Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service Award at the 2016 Annual District Awards Celebration and Changeover Banquet
2016/17 District Changeover Event Darren Sweeney 2016-06-28 04:00:00Z 0
3 newest Paul Harris Society members Barbara Fisk 2016-06-13 04:00:00Z 0
Suzanne Rae of Cairns, Australia, is in the District this week - End Polio Now Darren Sweeney 2016-06-08 04:00:00Z 0
2017-18 Rotary Peace Fellowship Applications Darren Sweeney 2016-04-21 04:00:00Z 0
Oakville Speaker Series - Stephen Cornish Darren Sweeney 2016-04-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 08, 2016
 
The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise held their 4th annual Trivia Challenge fundraiser on the evening of Friday April 1st at the Cambridge Newfoundland Club.
Cambridge Sunrise Trivia Challenge Darren Sweeney 2016-04-08 04:00:00Z 0
Canada announces new support to fight polio in Pakistan Darren Sweeney 2016-04-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Will Pugh on Nov 26, 2015
A recent article in the Record.com talks about how service clubs are changing with the times. One of the clubs featured prominently is the Rotary Club of Waterloo.  To read the full article, please click here.
Service Clubs are changing with the Times Will Pugh 2015-11-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Helene Burrowes on May 20, 2015
We won the NATIONAL STUDENT INNOVATION AWARD along with a $500.00 cheque. We were told that we beat a defending champion for 4 years from another province. The organization that we applied the award for is The Learning Partnership and the sponsors for the cash award is BMO Financial. This is a Canada wide competition where this year there were 45 000 students who applied and the applications were looked at by 160 judges from Canada and USA and we won the Judges Choice Award for all 4 categories. We could apply to any 2 of the 4 categories- Team Work, Enterprising Spirit, Originality and Impact on School / Community. We applied for all and we won in all the categories.


 
Learning Partnership Prize Helene Burrowes 2015-05-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Howard Pell on May 05, 2015
 
The competition for best video is now over and we finished a very respectable third!
 
 
Rotary International currently has a competition for Rotary videos and the Kitchener club has the only entry from D7080 (my video) and we need your help in voting for it. The winner will be featured on Rotary.org, the digital edition of the Rotarian mag and on Rotary's social media channels.

Click this link https://www.facebook.com/rotary/app_486254294756872 and vote for the video from Howard in Kitchener.

Voting begins today for the people's choice and closes May 11th. So please vote early and vote often for the Kitchener video. And please forward this email to everyone you know so we can get the most people voting.
District 7080 Video an update Howard Pell 2015-05-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gary C.K. Huang on Apr 30, 2015
Dear Rotarian,
 
We express our profound sadness and extend our sympathies to all those affected by the devastation resulting from the 25 April deadly earthquake in Nepal. Rescue missions and emergency aid continue to arrive in Nepal for the 8 million people impacted by the massive 7.8 magnitude quake.
 
As we mourn the thousands of lost lives, Rotary joins many international agencies in providing immediate relief to survivors and mobilizing our expertise to support long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts.
 
How to help: 
Relief and Recovery Efforts in Nepal Gary C.K. Huang 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fionna Ferguson on Apr 30, 2015
I am sure you are all watching the news from Nepal and may have some question about what happened, where, what's going to happen next, what donations can provide, what else you can do. 
 
Two of our Interactors, Suvena Ricknauth with help from Dijot Sran, have produced a slideshow which may answer some of your questions.
 
You can view the slideshow by clicking here.
 
Devastation in Nepal Fionna Ferguson 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Judy Warrington on Apr 29, 2015
Physician Programs (HPIC) is well known in the Rotary world and receives support from many pharmaceutical companies and Rotary clubs.  For many years Rotary  or Rotaract clubs   from Montreal or  London or Oakville who've in fact sponsored the kits for the groups I 'vet led.   They cost $575 and they're packed with meds appropriate to the known needs of the destination community and good for a few hundred people.  Their head office is in Montreal for Canada and their distribution centre is in Mississauga.  They are a very fine , well-known, reputable organization worthy of Rotary 7080 support as well…  on the emergency wish list from our Nepal  Rotary friend there are med packs.   HPIC kits would be  ideal.  Please read the message from HPIC below.
Nepal emergency: Medical supplies packed & ready to go Judy Warrington 2015-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Doug Vincent on Apr 25, 2015
You may have read or seen the news today 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.
Late today, I had some shocking photos shared to me by a friend on Facebook.
 
 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.  People 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.
i.e.: 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.
 
Nepal Earthquake Rotary disaster relief fund Doug Vincent 2015-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernie Ginsler on Mar 31, 2015
The leaders of the five clubs in the K-W Cluster met with University reps and two recipients of Rotary Peace Scholarships (front left) so the clubs could learn more about what the students are learning. To say that the Rotarians were impressed would be an understatement. Rotarians in the K-W Cluster have raised close to $150,000 for Peace Scholarships at the University of Waterloo. Rotarians and clubs throughout the District are encouraged to become involved in supporting these scholarships.
Peace Scholarships Ernie Ginsler 2015-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Patsy Marshall on Mar 13, 2015
As part of an effort to celebrate the decades long battle and the ultimate victory over polio in India, the Rotary Club of Madras in December launched a Rotary Flame, lit by Rotary International President Gary Huang. It will travel around the world to commemorate India becoming a polio-free nation and to share its experience and expertise with countries where polio still exists.. Before reaching Rotary’s international convention in São Paulo, Brazil, in June 2015, the Rotary Flame will traverse through Colombo, Karachi, Kabul, Sydney, Manila, London, Lagos, Evanston and Toronto. Once the epicenter of wild polio virus, India, along with the World Health Organization’s Southeast Asia region, was officially declared polio-free in March 2014.
 
To view a video about the initiative please click here
Rotary Flame to end Polio Patsy Marshall 2015-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Patsy Marshall on Mar 09, 2015
“The Mississauga Lakeshore Rotary Club regrets and is disappointed to announce that the LCBO will not be listing our 1951 Rotary Wine at LCBO stores in Ontario.The two wines under the brand 1951, a 2012 Cabernet Merlot and a 2013 Unoaked Chardonnay produced by Chateau des Charmes in Niagara on the Lake recently participated in the LCBO’s Wine to Watch program in about 65 LCBO stores across Ontario, ending January 31, 2015.
 
We are proud that our wines were the top sellers in the Wines to Watch program thanks to the support of Rotarians and their friends across Ontario.$1 from the sale of each bottle has gone into the club’s charitable foundation and will benefit a variety of charities including a women's shelter and a food bank.We thought that the success of 1951, together with the extensive rotary network across Ontario and our charitable objectives, would be persuasive arguments for
the LCBO to include 1951 in its general listing.  We have learned, however, that a significant financial commitment is required by the LCBO to support marketing programs.  Such a commitment is impractical in our situation and represents an insurmountable barrier to us proceeding further.
 
We are pleased, however, that 1951 will continue to be available by direct purchase from the winery, Chateau des Charmes – see also www.1951rotarywine.com
 
A special thank you to Dick Chataway from Rotary Mississauga Lakeshore for organizing this fundraiser.
1951 Rotary Wine Fundraiser Patsy Marshall 2015-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Patsy Marshall on Mar 04, 2015

The Rotary Zone 24-32 Donald MacRae Peace Award is an annual award presented by Rotary Zones 24 and 32 to recognize and honour an individual or organization for outstanding achievement consistent with the ideals of Rotary as expressed in the Fourth Object of Rotary.

The award commemorates the contribution of Halifax Rotarian Donald MacRae, who in a speech to the International Convention in Kansas City in June 1918, proposed that Rotary become an agent for the promotion of goodwill and peace among nations.  This was the first time that this vision of Rotary was expressed publicly.

For more information about criteria and how to submit and application, click here

Call for 2015 Nominations: Donald MacRae Peace Award Patsy Marshall 2015-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Mississauga Celebrating Rotary 110th Anniversary 2015-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
President-Elect urges Rotary Members to 'Be a Gift to the World' Patricia (Patsy) Marshall 2015-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernie Ginsler on Jan 16, 2015
District Governor Patsy Marshall extends sincerest thanks to Ernie Ginsler for his efforts with the Peace Scholarship/Peace Centre Initiative and for the following update.
 
Happy New Year. A lot has happened since my last update. I’ll make this short and sweet, but if anyone wants more information, just let me know.
 
Since the initiative began in 2012, we have raised a little under $150,000 in cash and pledges for Rotary Peace Scholarships at The University of Waterloo. Students in the Master’s Degree in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, The Master’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel University College, and The Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel have received scholarships. So far, five students have benefited. Our next step is to go beyond our cluster to the rest of the District.
 
Rotary Peace Scholarship/Peace Centre Initiative – District 7080 Ernie Ginsler 2015-01-17 00:00:00Z 0

Our Conference planning committee wanted a project where Rotarians could give back — and would keep attendees alert and active after lunch! What we decided to do was create Soup-in-a-Bag, a hearty, healthy mix of dry ingredients that we could deliver to local food pantries. This involved putting dry lentils, split peas, pearl barley, fusilli, dried onion and parsley flakes in each bag and tying off with blue and gold ribbons.
Rotaractors at the University of Guelph and several Youth Exchange students helped us coordinate the project. We made 1000 bags (each bag holds 10 servings) in two hours! The total cost for ingredients and bags was $1500. So, we fed 10,000 people (1000 bags at 10 servings each) for just pennies per serving! Volunteers from two food banks, one church and one drop-in center were on hand to accept the packaged soup.
We asked for and readily received a letter of permission from the local health commissioner, and everyone wore plastic gloves. We used a simple Split Pea Soup recipe. The ingredients were poured into bins and we used scoops to fill the bags with our designated ingredient. One of the clubs in our District is already doing this project with their members. Other clubs plan to pick it up. We certainly had fun and contributed to immediate needs in our community.
Serving Up Soup And Service At District Conference Patricia [Patsy] Marshall 2014-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Remembrance Day Patsy Marshall 2014-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Patricia (Patsy) Marshall on Oct 25, 2014
Dear Friends:

Today, as we mark World Polio Day, I commend Rotarians for your efforts to eradicate Polio. I was deeply humbled to accept the Rotary Foundation Polio Eradication Champion Award in Toronto on October 18, and extend my personal thanks for this special honour.

I have a great deal of admiration and respect for the good works carried out by Rotarians in Canada, and around the globe. Your organization has made extraordinary contributions to a diverse range of humanitarian services – championing the eradication of polio chief among them. Your members make a positive difference in communities around the globe.
Canadians
World Polio Day THANK YOU message from Prime Minister Stephen Harper Patricia (Patsy) Marshall 2014-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Patricia [Patsy] Marshall on Oct 21, 2014
Rotary leaders from throughout Canada and the United States met to recognize Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Saturday, 18 October, with the organization’s Polio Eradication Champion Award for his efforts to support a polio-free world.  
Seen with the Prime Minister are RIPE Ravi, and Wilf Wilkinson (RI Trustee). 
Prime Minister Harper receives Rotary's Polio Eradication award. Patricia [Patsy] Marshall 2014-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary marks World Polio Day 2014 with US$44.7 million in grants to fight polio in Africa, Asia and the Middle East
Humanitarian group’s October 24 livestream event from Chicago features top global health experts, polio-survivor Minda Dentler, pop star Tessanne Chin, reggae’s Ziggy Marley and more
EVANSTON, Ill. (Oct. 21, 2014) —  With the world  “This Close”—99%—to eliminating polio from the planet, the effort is receiving an additional US$ 44.7 million boost from Rotary to support immunization activities, surveillance, and research spearheaded by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which aims to end the disabling viral disease worldwide by 2018.
End Polio Now Stephen Rhodes 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Patricia [Patsy] Marshall on Oct 20, 2014
Hajra Wilson, Polio Plus Chair has been recognized by Rotary International by receiving RI's Service Award for a Polio Free World. Hajra is flanked by PDG John Stairs and Mary Jane Howie (wife of PDG Barry Howie).
Congratulations Hajra Wilson! Patricia [Patsy] Marshall 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Clarence Haverson on Oct 14, 2014
Eight Rotarians for 7080 will be getting a taste of Rotary in Scotland all through the month of November as part of the 2014 Canada to Scotland Rotary Curling Tour Team.    
You are invited to follow the team through the Team Blog – www.canada-scotland2014.com  and on Twitter @CanadaScot2014   During the tour the team will be posting both the curling results and some of the off-ice highlights.   Visit the Blog right now – have a look and bookmark the page.
7080 Rotarians Heading to Scotland on the Rotary Curling Tour Clarence Haverson 2014-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernie Ginsler on Oct 10, 2014
The United Nations’ International Day of Peace extends year-round for UWaterloo professors and students whose scholarship addresses the complexities of conflict, security, governance – and ultimately, peace.
 
Conrad Grebel University College’s Peace and Conflict Studies programs and the MA in Global Governance program based at the Balsillie School of International Affairs play important parts in advancing peace. And their mission is underscored in the wider community by increasing scholarship support from local Rotary clubs. 
Peace and security a growing focus for scholars – and a strong commitment for Rotarians Ernie Ginsler 2014-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mike Gauthier PDG on Oct 07, 2014
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District 7080 is very proud to announce that Ingrid Sproxton of The Rotary Club of Orangeville has agreed to assume the role of Chair for the District Aboriginal Resource Team (DART). Ingrid is a past president of Rotary Orangeville and has been an active member of DART since its inception in 2013.
New Chair for DART Mike Gauthier PDG 2014-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barbara Fisk
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What a sweet conference The Magic of Diversity was! From sweet chocolates upon arrival, through fabulous speakers all weekend, to a bittersweet closing and goodbye - District 7080 learned, shared and enjoyed true Rotary Fellowship!
District Conference 2014 Highlights Barbara Fisk 2014-09-29 00:00:00Z 0
Michele Guy and Michael Cooksey. co-chairs of the Host Organizing Committee for the 2018 Rotary International Convention, are pleased 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  Alanna Scott – District 7070
 
Co-chairs of Marketing and Promotion – Michael Gauthier – District 7080 and Bruce Gillies – District 7070
Host Organizing Committee for the 2018 Rotary International Convention Patricia [Patsy] Marshall 2014-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barbara Fisk on Aug 22, 2014
District Governor Patsy Marshall helps open Guelph-Trillium's 17th Annual Ribfest!
Guelph Ribfest Barbara Fisk 2014-08-23 00:00:00Z 0
7080 DG Patsy's PERFORM Address Howard Pell 2014-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark Rozad on Feb 16, 2014

The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise is holding its second annual Trivia Challenge on March 28, 2014.

For more information click Here

2nd Annual Trivia Challenge Mark Rozad 2014-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
HUANG ENCOURAGES CLUB MEMBERS TO ‘LIGHT UP ROTARY’ Bent Fink-Jensen 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas Vincent on Nov 20, 2013

This week four clubs from our District joined forces to have a Public Awareness and Membership interest booth at the KW Business Expo.

AG Larry Hardman reported "We had good response to our booth. There was a steady flow of traffic throughout the event." Three Cambridge and one Kitchener club participated.

What a great idea for clubs to promote Rotary, both for awareness and as a membership recruitment activity.

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Rotary Display at Business Expo Douglas Vincent 2013-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ernie Ginsler on Nov 18, 2013

A little while ago, President John Wahl of the Waterloo Club wrote to all District 7080 Presidents pointing out that if each club donated $1,000 a year for this year and next, we would achieve our goal of $50,000 in scholarships for 2014 and 2015.

I am pleased to report that some clubs are exceeding that request. Recently, we received a $4,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Mississauga, and a donation of $2,085 from the Rotary Club of Woodstock, in addition to a $1,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Waterloo.

As we approach the December 31st deadline for personal donations in this tax year, a donation to the Rotary Peace Scholarship Fund would make a great gift honouring a club member, spouse, or other significant person.

Donations can be made out to the Rotary Club of Kitchener Foundation, and please put “Rotary Peace Scholarship” in the memo line. They can be mailed to:

Rotary Club of Kitchener Foundation

c/o KidsAbility
500 Hallmark Dr.
Waterloo, ON N2K 3P5

For more information: ernie@ginsler.com

 

 


Rotary Peace Scholarship Initiative Update Ernie Ginsler 2013-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bent Fink-Jensen on Oct 31, 2013

Celebrate Rotary Foundation Month.

November gives us the chance to build greater ownership and pride in our Foundation. PolioPlus is successful because Rotarians believe in our commitment and support it financially. We give to the polio eradication effort because we see clearly what our money is doing and what we are helping to achieve. We all take pride in knowing that the money we give is helping to fund a polio-free world.

But many Rotarians do not have the same pride and ownership of the Foundation's Endowment Fund and Annual Fund. We are still falling short of our goal of Every Rotarian, Every Year. Why? Because Rotarians do not know what good works the Endowment Fund and Annual Fund enable us to do.

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DONG KURN (D.K.) LEE

TRUSTEE CHAIR 2013-14

FOUNDATION TRUSTEE CHAIR'S MESSAGE Bent Fink-Jensen 2013-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians who have served District 7080 as District Governor Randy Seager 2013-07-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernie Rochon on Jul 10, 2013

On July 3rd some 300 Rotarians and guests attended the District 7080 annual Awards and Changeover Night. This year the event was hosted by the Rotary Club of Palgrave at the Royal Ambassador on Innis Lake in the rolling hills of Caledon.

The evening began on the patio but due to threatening skies moved indoors where a wonderful Jazz Group provide pleasant background music.

Just before dinner 8 of our past and present District Governors were piped into the hall with Bert Grapes leading the way.

During the course of the evening 21 clubs were presented with the Rotary International Presidents Citation by Rotary international Director Bryn Styles.

Outgoing District Governor, Ian Ferguson, also presented awards to outgoing members of the District Council.

Our foundation chair Bob Palmateer presented the Rotary Foundation award to Randy Seager for all his great work in organizing Group Study Exchange teams over the past number of years.

Four dedicated members of our district, Peter McCann, Syd Harmon, Chris Byrnes and Hajra Wilson, were then showcased by video tributes and awarded Paul Harris Fellowships.

The new Governor’s Team was introduced by means of the passing of the pins: Immediate Past District Governor Ian Ferguson, District Governor Mike Gauthier, District Governor Elect Patsy Marshall and District Governor Nominee Will Pugh. Past District Governor Bernd Dinnert also was on hand to present Ian with his Past District Governor pin.

After brief addresses by outgoing Governor Ian and incoming Governor Mike the crowd was entertained by a promotional Rap Video announcing the falls district conference.

All in all a great night with a great bunch of Rotarians.

District Awards and Changeover Night, A roaring success! Bernie Rochon 2013-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Rhodes on Jul 02, 2013

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The presentations below were made to Rotary Club's across District 7080, who qualified for the annual Rotary International Presidential Citation in DG Ian Ferguson's year. They were presented at the Rotary 7080 District Changeover meeting July 3 by Director Bryn Styles. Congratulations to all recipients.

To see all the pictures visit our Facebook Page.

Rotary 7080 Presidential Citations 2012-13 Stephen Rhodes 2013-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Seager on Jul 02, 2013

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Conrad Grebel University College, Master’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies:

 

A female student from Bangladesh who has spent the last eighteen years working with the Mennonite Central Committee in Bangladesh. She has worked to reduce violence against women, and to resolve community-level conflicts. She developed a training manual, and trained community leaders in peace-building and mediation techniques. She was selected as one of four Women Peace-Makers by the Joan B. Kroc Institute, University of San Diego. She is passionate about resolving conflict in her country and improving her skills and knowledge to contribute to future leadership positions in the field of peace and conflict studies after graduating.

 

Balsillie School of International Affairs, Master’s Degree in Global Governance:

 

A male student who is interested in the human rights implications of the increasing role of private military and security companies in contemporary conflicts.  In privatizing war in some respects, are there greater obstacles being created for the pursuit of peace? The scholarship, will permit him to participate in the CIGI Junior Fellowships program, a professional development program they run for their Masters students that cultivates research and policy analysis skills.

 

For more information, or to contribute to the Waterloo Rotary Peace Scholarship Initiative as an individual or a club contact:

  ernie@ginsler.com
First two Waterloo Rotary Peace Scholarship Recipients for 2013 Chosen Randy Seager 2013-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
District 7080 Insurance Binder for 2013-2014 is now posted Randy Seager 2013-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mike Gauthier on Mar 24, 2013
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District 7080 is among the very first districts in Rotary International to achieve First Class Status under incoming Rotary International President Ron Burton's First Class Initiative.

District 7080 is FIRST CLASS Mike Gauthier 2013-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Barbara Fisk on Mar 23, 2013

Rotary Clubs in the Halton region banded together, in partnership with the Degroote School of Business and sponsoring companies to design and successful implement D7080's newest Vocational Services Event!  The successful Pythons' Pit took place on March 23 at the DeGroote School of Business in Burlington where Rotary and sponsors hosted 6 amazing Pythons - Nadir Ansari, Don Dalicandro, Randy Pilon, Susanne Mikler, George Minakakis, and John Romano who listened, mentored and offered financial contracts to 8 High School Teams and 6 Open Category teams.

The presentations were amazing - from one student braving it as a Grade 9 entrepreneur to Grade 11 and 12 students - all were equally passionate about their business ideas and were well prepared with their business plans.  Ideas ranged from pre-packaged, custom made Indian food to sports training devices, to online job search resources to a unique proposition of high heel shoes that were adjustable! Others included designing your own bra, mobilization of restaurants for staffing and order delivery to the ultimate winner of a family brand hot sauce distribution company.  

The Open category saw adults with propositions in gluten-free muffins, totem bags, custom coolers and 3 highly technical offerings in the dental, medical and corporate worlds.  

Kudos to all the participants and organizers of this event!  Watch for details in the fall for next year's Pythons' Pit!

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Pythons' Pit - An Inaugural Vocational Success! Barbara Fisk 2013-03-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Seager on Feb 05, 2013

Rotary International Director Bryn Styles joined the RC of Guelph Trillium for their regular Wednesday morning meeting. Pictured below is Bryn Styles, DG Ian Ferguson, DGN Mike Gauthier, DGNN Patsy Marshall and Rotarian Peter Moore. We are "This Close" to ending Polio!

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RID Bryn Styles visits the RC of Guelph Trillium Randy Seager 2013-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Seager on Dec 19, 2012

  Montreal-Ottawa-Kingston-Peterborough-Oshawa-Toronto-Barrie-Thornbury-Fergus-Kitchener-Stratford-Simcoe and Burlington

 As we landed at Glasgow airport after a gruelling four weeks curling in Canada we felt that this was the tour to end all tours – I am sure that the 29 tours that had been before us had felt the same. We had been treated to fellowship and hospitality that was second to none.

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30th International Rotary Curling Tour - Scotland to Canada 2012 Randy Seager 2012-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Seager on Dec 08, 2012

The Group Study Exchange Committee is excited to announce that Rotarian Mari-Anne Tate has been selected to be the GSE Team Leader of the District 7080 Team to District 4640 in the State Parana, Brazil from May 8th to June 11th 2013.

 

Mari-Anne was selected from an excellent group of seven District 7080 Rotarians at interviews conducted on Thursday, December 6th.Image

Rotarian Mari-Anne has been a member of the Rotary Club of Caledon West as well as the Rotary Club of Brampton for seven years.

A Guidance Counsellor and a teacher of Career Studies, her Rotary service has included being Vice Chair of Europe – Youth Exchange Committee as well as Area Co-Ordinator – Youth Exchange Committee and an Interact Supervisor at the Central Peel Secondary School. She has also chaperoned the Cross Canada trip for Rotary Youth Exchange Students and been a Host Parent for Rotary Exchange Students. Mari-Anne reads, writes and speaks Portuguese, is fluent in French and speaks basic German. Mari-Anne’s involvement with Rotary began when she was selected to be a Rotary Exchange Student to Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1976 and continued when one of her two sons was selected as a Rotary Exchange Student. Mari-Anne accepted the invitation of PDG Norm Bindon to become a Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Brampton completing the circle started many years before.

Mari-Anne has the full support of the District GSE Committee and the complete endorsement of District Governor Ian Ferguson.

 

Mari-Anne Tate is new D7080 GSE Team Leader Randy Seager 2012-12-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Seager on Nov 30, 2012

By: Bob Palmateer and Mike Gauthier

District 7080 Prepares for the Future

Club Proposals for 2013-14 District Grants Now Being Accepted

On Saturday November 24, 2012 representatives from all 50 District 7080 Clubs attended a Foundation Qualification Training seminar in Kitchener as a step in preparing our district for the new Rotary Foundation Grant Model. From the positive feedback received we appear to be on the right track to successfully transition from the old DSG Grant Model to the new District Grant model.

The qualification training was the first step.

Next every club that wishes to participate in either District or Global Grants will need to submit a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to be able to request any grant funds.

Once a club has filed their MOU then they may submit a “Club Project Proposals for District Grant Funds” form.

This form and the MOU are now available on the District Website.

1.     Just click the Rotary Foundation Button at the top of the District Website

2.     Then select Foundation Grants

3.     Then select 2013-2014 Rotary Year

4.     Then select Foundation Qualification and Grants 2013-2014

You will then have the MOU and the Club Project Proposals for District Grant Funds form available in the left hand column.

You can also access the same information from the site page “Foundation Qualification and Grants 2013-2014” on the right hand side of the District Website.

The amount of funds available for the 2013-14 District Grant is $77,740. The only district draw being made against this amount is $12,700 for a special initiative called “The Cash Panel”. This leaves $65,040 of District Grant Funds for Club Projects. Grant Monies to be used for Polio Plus, Peace Fellowships, Disaster relief and District Matches on Global Grants will come from other District Designated Funds.

Details on The CASH Panel will be announced at the December 6, 2012 Presidents Meeting. All Presidents are encouraged to register today!

As we transition to the new Foundation Grant Models we must not forget utilizing DSG and Matching Grant funds that are available to all District clubs this year. Application Forms are in the Download section of the District Website www.rotary7080.org. The accessibility to the current year’s form will be improved in the coming weeks.

Bob Palmateer District Foundation Chair

Mike Gauthier District Governor Elect for 2013-14

District 7080 Prepares for the Future Randy Seager 2012-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Seager on Nov 24, 2012

Group Study Exchange Team Leader Applications Requested

District 7080 will be having a reciprocal Group Study Exchange (GSE) with District 4640 in Brazil. The dates for the outbound exchange will be May 11th through June 8th 2013.
We are looking for an experienced Rotarian who wishes to use their management and people skills to provide leadership and guidance to an enthusiastic and focused group of four non-Rotarian team members between the ages of 25 and 40. The team will be selected with your help in the January of 2013.
Group Study Exchange Team Leader Applications Requested Randy Seager 2012-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Randy Seager on Nov 18, 2012

Rotarian Will Pugh of the Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore has been selected as your District Governor Nominee Nominee

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I am pleased to inform you that Will Pugh of the Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore has been selected to serve as 7080's District Governor for the year 2015-16.

Will has been an active Rotarian since 1993 having served his club as a director and as president in 2009-10. He has been a host family for seven exchange students and an inbound Group Study Exchange team member. He served as the Burlington area Youth Exchange Coordinator for five years.

He has been very active as a member of the district team and currently serves as District International Projects chair and is the the district's representative on the Canadian Rotary Collaboration for International Development (CRCID) Board of Directors.

Will has a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Geography) degree from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from York University.

Will is widowed and has two children and three grandchildren and resides in Burlington where he operates a company supplying products for the home construction industry.

Will joins a strong line-up of future district leaders, DGE Mike Gauthier 2013-14 and DGN Patsy Marshall 2014-15 who are all pledged to pursue the district vision of creating an environment within which clubs can succeed and prosper.

I thank Will for his commitment to Rotary and look forward to his leadership in the district in the years to come.

Sincerely yours,

Ian Ferguson

District Governor 2012-13

Rotarian Will Pugh selected as District Governor 2015-2016 Randy Seager 2012-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ian Ferguson on Sep 06, 2012

The 2012-13 Rotary year is off to a great start with lots of activity around the District and from the contacts that I have had with Rotarians there is a positive buzz in the air.

I am pleased to tell you that all 32 district chairperson positions at the district level are filled and all committees have been very active. I am in awe of the number of experienced Rotarians there are who have been so unselfish with their time on behalf of this wonderful organization.

There are several important events coming up very soon that are of importance to us all.

I’m looking forward to the combined 7080-7090 District Conference that will be held in Richmond Hill October 19-21. All information can be accessed online including an opportunity to register.

This is an excellent opportunity to network with a lot of new Rotary faces while enjoying a top notch program that includes Debra McGrath and Zaib Shaikh of Little Mosque on the Prairie, and Colin Mochrie of Whose Line Is It, Anyway? There will be ethnic entertainment on Friday night as well as five hospitality suites. For the golfers there is a chance to play the famous Angus Glen Golf course as an add on. All of the hotel rooms are very reasonably priced for those who want to stay over, and the facility is easily accessible by car just off the 407.

I suggest that this is a great opportunity for clubs to encourage new members to attend and many are subsidizing the cost for them to do so. It is a great way to engage them in the programs of Rotary.

As you are aware the District Strategic Plan had been in development for the past two years. Later this month, under the chairmanship of DGE Mike Gauthier, the final plans will be pulled together and circulated to all of the district clubs for their review. I know that the committee will appreciate your feedback. Having a well planned directional document will serve the district well and help us to continue as a strong resource to all Rotarians.

A reminder that all District Council meetings are open for all to attend. They are held every two months; check the District website for details. It is good opportunity for everyone to observe the workings of the organization and to further familiarize members with the programs and the issues that surround them. We will be moving the meetings around the District as much as possible to facilitate Rotarians’ attendance. The next meeting is at the Elmhurst Inn in Ingersoll on Thursday, September 13th. If interested, sign up on line.

I look forward to completing my club visits over the next few months, and I hope to see a great turnout at the district conference.

District Governor's Message Ian Ferguson 2012-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Palmateer on Sep 05, 2012
Each year our District puts out a call for nominations for District Governor, this year for the Rotary year to commence July 1, 2015, the selected individual to follow DG Ian Ferguson 2012/13, DGE Mike Gauthier 2013/14 and DGN Patsy Marshall 2014/15. 

Call for Nominations DG 2015/16 Robert Palmateer 2012-09-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Hajra Wilson on Aug 31, 2012

As you might be aware we have 111 reported cases of polio cases worldwide whereas last year we had 650. There are three endemic countries where polio still exists; Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. India was declared polio free in January and is no longer considered an endemic country as long there are no new cases reported within the next two years.

There is an urgency for Rotarians world wide to continue to raise funds for Polioplus more than ever.

All Rotarians in Canada have received a newsletter from Past RI president Wilf Wilkinson and Dr. Bob Scott, RI Chair, PolioPlus urging you to write to your M.P. asking the government of Canada to increase its funding.

I am happy to inform you that CIDA approached Rotary regarding a possibility of collaborating on a short term fundraiser for global polio eradication in which CIDA would match funds raised by Rotary up to $1 million. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has expressed an interest in further leveraging this match by providing up to an additional $1 million, thus giving us a potential total of $3 million for our good work for global polio eradication efforts. If we fail to provide the necessary funds there is the possibility of increased polio cases.

We will again celebrate World Polio Day on Wednesday, 24th October.

The clubs in the GO Train areas will again participate by handing out brochures to raise awareness.

Here are some ideas of how you may promote World Polio Day.

-Create your own "This Close" ad
-Host a walk, run or bike-a-thon in your committee.
-Send out press releases about your event.
-Download World Polio Day Proclamation from the RI website and ask your town or city to commentate World Polio Day on Wednesday, 24th October.
-Invite a polio survivor to speak to your club or clusters.

Rotary Club of Cambridge North will be working with the local hockey team in promoting World Polio Day.

I am working with Rotarians throughout the District. Please lend a hand and promote World Polio Day on Wednesday, 24th October.

The last 1% will be the most difficult to eradicate.

Polioplus Hajra Wilson 2012-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
D7080 GSE Team arrives in Venice to begin their exchange with D2060 Randy Seager 2012-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Carole Berry on Mar 01, 2012

Come to a spectacular gala and help us "get closer" to finally eradicating Polio.
On Friday, April 13 at 6 p.m. the Rotary Club of Brampton will host "The Final Inch"
Program includes:  
4 course served dinner, plus dessert table
PEACE MISSION - an east-west fusion group
The Polio Eradication Story
Activities and Fun through the Evening

Located at
Sagan Convention and Banquet Hall
7180 Edwards Blvd., Mississauag
(Hwy 407/Hurontario Street)

Tickets:  $75 each  (partial tax receipt from Rotary Foundation)
Table of 8 $600
Sponsorships available - $500 - $5000
Contact Rotarians
Sheila Winsor  416-453-5289  Carole Berry 905-790-6983  Badar Shamim 905-456-2024
Register on line or email carole.berry@rogers.com


The Final Inch - fundraising gala for Polio Plus Carole Berry 2012-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
Meet your new Governor for 2014-2015, Patsy Marshall Norm Bindon 2011-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Norm Bindon on Aug 20, 2011

 

It is that time of year when we select the next GOVERNOR "in waiting"

2011-12 Brian Carmichael          

2012-13   Ian Ferguson    2013-14   Mike Gauthier         

2014-15 To Be Selected 

The nomination form, the initial notice to club presidents and the pertinent sections of the RI Manual of procedure are available here and on the SITE Pages to the right as downloadable files.

Nominations must be received not later than: Midnight, Monday October 24th, 2011.  

Call For District Governor Nominations Norm Bindon 2011-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Carmichael on Jul 01, 2011
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We are pleased to announce that PDG Bob Palmateer will assume the role as Future Vision Chair. Bob will head the committee that implements the transition from the present Foundation committee structure to the new Future Vision model. Bob will assume these responsibilities immediately. When Syd Harmon,  the current Foundation chair, completes his term in June of 2012 Bob will assume the role of chair of this new Foundation/Future Vision committee. While we do not officially become a Future Vision District until July 2013 the new committee structure should be in place early in the Rotary year 2012-13.
Rotary Foundation / Future Vision Announcement Brian Carmichael 2011-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Norm Bindon on Sep 21, 2010
 District Governor Nomination  Deadline Approaching

‘Nominations for District Governor for the Rotary year 2013-2014 close  on October 12, 2010. For further information contact your Club President or  Club Secretary or visit the links to the left under Site Pages - District Governor Nominations.

Interviews will take place on October 23rd

2010-11  Bernd Dinnert      2011-12 Brian Carmichael      2012-13   Ian Ferguson      2013-14   To Be Selected



District Governor Nominations Norm Bindon 2010-09-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernd Dinnert on Sep 08, 2010
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During the last Presidents meeting, DG Bernd congratulated Rotary Club of Shelburne President Bill Roy for being the first club to win the Club Of the Month competition for the month of August. President Bill proudly explained that the Rotary club of Shelburne staged this year the 60th Canadian Fiddeling competion.

'Club of the Month' winner for the month of August Bernd Dinnert 2010-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 16, 2010
The first edition of this year's Far Horizons is available for download.  It has information about our team leader Peggy Anderson-Coats; requirements for team member applicants and an introduction to District 4340 (Chile) and the team that will be in our District from mid September to mid October.
Far Horizons - Group Study Exchange Newsletter 2010-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 06, 2010
Inauguration Party Sunday August 15th, 2010 The invitation is available at the following link: http://www.rotaractbrampton.com/invite/RotaractBrampton-OfficialInauguration.jpg If yourself or anyone needs more information, you can email me at lansell@rotaractbrampton.com or call me at 416-892-9574. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at the party! Laura Ansell Social Director Rotaract Club of Brampton
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Posted by Bernd Dinnert on Aug 04, 2010
It was late on Wednesday August 4th when the GSE district committee decided, that Peggy Anderson Coats, Past President of the Guelph Trillium club, should be the GSE team leader leading a team to district 4340 in Chile in the spring of 2011.
Congratulations Peggy ! Bernd Dinnert 2010-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernd Dinnert on Jul 19, 2010
Fellow Rotarians, Our new Rotary year has commenced and I started my visits to the Rotary clubs within our district. It is summer time and several of our clubs have BBQs as part of their club meetings. I enjoy the concert of singing birds during my talks. A big thank you to the Rotary clubs of Tavistock, Guelph-Trillium, Kitchener- Westmount and Mississauga-Meadowvale for their warm welcome...
July News letter from DG Bernd Bernd Dinnert 2010-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Carmichael on Jul 08, 2010
We are excited to introduce new capabilities for Rotary clubs to report their club contact and officer information through Member Access at Rotary.org. Each current Rotary club president, secretary, executive secretary/director is now able to report and maintain the following club data online:
Club Official Directory data reporting made easier Brian Carmichael 2010-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
details for Mike Ledwith Bernd Dinnert 2010-07-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 04, 2010
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We are looking for candidates to apply for the position of GSE Team Leader to lead a team to District 4340 in Chile from March 19th to April 19th 2011. The selection session will be held on Wednesday, August 4th in Cambridge from 6 - 9:30 p.m.
Looking for GSE Team Leader Candidates 2010-07-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bernd Dinnert on Jul 03, 2010
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It is with great sadness to inform you that Past District Governor Mike Ledwith passed away on Saturday morning July 3. Mike was District Governor of District 707 in 1975/76. He was the last surviving charter member of the Rotary Club of Milton. He was also a past Mayor of Milton. It was just last week when Mike Ledwith was named Senior of the year in Milton. He was known for his humility and his preference to working behind the scenes. Our sincere condolences go out to the family members of Mike. More information about funeral arrangements will be published as they become available.
PDG Mike Ledwith passes on Bernd Dinnert 2010-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
Polio Plus Cruise 2010-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 13, 2010
Toronto, Ontario --- On the evening of June 19, 2010, the world's tallest tower, CN Tower will be lit up in Rotary Blue and Gold to honour Rotary International's 100 years in Canada, it was announced today by Doug Byers, District Governor of Rotary International District 7070 ,  the Rotary District located right here in southern Ontario.
CN Tower Lights Up for Rotary's 100 Years 2010-06-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 06, 2010
Date: Thursday June 17th, 2010 Time: 6:30 PM Fuzion Banquets 1300 Britannia Rd, East Mississauga, Ontario L4W 1CB For Tickets Call Malini 905-502-0015 Diamond 416-560-6631 Hilda 905-849-8350
25th Anniversary Airport Rotary Club 2010-06-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 10, 2010

As of 30 April, Rotarians have raised about $122.4 million for Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge. These contributions will help Rotary raise $200 million to match $355 million in challenge grants received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

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Posted on May 03, 2010
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Our D7080 COL Representative, PDG Douglas Vincent has filed this Summary Report of significant issues coming from the 2010 COL.   This is in addition to his daily reports sent during the deliberations in Chicago.  This is the Rotary International parliament that reviews and adopts various constitution and bylaw items that govern our global organization.   See Reports here.
2010 COL Summary Report by PDG Doug Vincent 2010-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary International News Frank Strauss 2010-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Woodstock Awards of Excellence 2010-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Programs for Youth and Young Adults 2010-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 23, 2010
Hello Rotarians,

Our booth number for the International Convention is 2000. Great  location just to the right of the main entrance, on a corner. Out of  200 booths, we have one of the best!!!!
World Health Fair Rotary Action Group 2010-03-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 08, 2010

Students from the Interact Clubs of District 7080 – about 150 students in total - will participate in an upcoming Conference on April 16, 2010 at St. Jude's Academy in Mississauga.


District Interact Conference 2010-03-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 01, 2010
3 containers full of Hospital Equipment are on their way to Rotarians in  Jamaica, and will be distributed to various hospitals there. A huge thank you goes to Pres. Dale Scheerer, AG Mike Gauthier, AG Andrew Williams, the Rotary Clubs of Bolton, Palgrave & Kitchener Westmount, for a great project well done.

Aldo Villanovich    D-7080 WCS Chair

Hospital Equipment for Jamaica 2010-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 19, 2010
At the Presidents Meeting DG Bob told us that Ian Ferguson (DG 2012-2013) had gone in for a stress test and based on the results his doctor had immediately put him into the ICU at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital. The good news is that after a procedure on Friday Ian was released from the hospital on Saturday. He will recuperate for a few days. Refrain from lifting glasses of beer over 5 lbs. Start playing squash again in a weeks time. Ian will fill us in on all the details when we next see him.
Good News Update on Ian Ferguson 2010-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 14, 2010
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Above: The first child to receive heart surgery funded with a D7080 Rotary Foundation matching grant, is joyfully greeted by Hajra Wilson. For photo slideshow <click here>.

"Give a 'Gift of Life' to 200 children through life-saving heart surgeries."
This was the challenge presented, by RIDN Shekhar Mehta from Calcutta, India at the Zone 22 Institute in Victoria BC.  That  statement created an impact on D7080 PDG Doug Vincent, who has since worked with Shekhar to coordinate 50 lifesaving surgeries.  Their goal was to include an opportunity for Canadian Rotarians to subsequently meet the patients & families face to face, and be touched by the outcome of this effort.
Rotarians ‘Healing Little Hearts’ in India 2010-02-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 28, 2010

I am pleased to advise you, on behalf of the board of The Rotary Foundation (Canada) that through February 12th, Canadians may make a tax-deductible donation to The Rotary Foundation (Canada) designated to help with earthquake recovery projects in Haiti. These restricted contributions will be used for Rotary Foundation projects in Haiti.

The easy way to contribute is on the secure donation page at www.TRFCanada.org .

Help Haiti - Rotary Foundation (Canada) Fund 2010-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 09, 2010
Districts across our two Zones have done a tremendous job in keeping Rotary active and strong - whether it is through contributions to the Foundation, Polio eradication efforts, Membership Development and chartering of new clubs, promotion of the 2010 Montreal Convention or community and International projects. Rotary is alive and well in Zones 24 and 32.

Click here to view the Beyond Boarders newsletter.
Beyond Borders News Zones 24 and 32 2010-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Palmateer on Dec 28, 2009
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It is my pleasure to announce that the nominating committee for District Governor has selected Ian Ferguson to be the District Governor for 2012/13 following completion of candidate interviews on December 12th.
 
No club having proposed a challenging candidate by the December 28th deadline, I declare Ian Ferguson, as the candidate of the district nominating committee, as governor nominee to serve as District 7080 Governor in 2012/13.
 
Meet your District Governor for 2012/13 Robert Palmateer 2009-12-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 24, 2009
A report from Rachel. Our first Rotary World Peace Scholar studying at the University of Bradford in England.

Click here to view Rachel's report.

 

Rotary World Peace Scholar 2009-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 17, 2009
Canadian Rotary Collaboration for International Development is pleased to announce the appointment of PDG Peter Peters as President.


Click here to view the announcement.
CRCID Appoints new president 2009-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 24, 2009
$7,717.00 raised for Polio Plus. And we made the latest issue of the Rotary Fellowship of Quilters and Fabric Artists.
Polio Plus Quilt Raffle 2009-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 22, 2009

Travel to New Delhi with Past President Hajra Wilson,PolioPlus Chair , District 7080. Assist us in the eradication of Polio in State ofWestern Uttar Pradesh, India. 6th January to 16th January, 2010. Space is limited. Please contact Hajra Wilson, hajra.wilson@me .com

Polio Plus trip 2009-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
The Woodstock-Oxford Rotary Club will be hosting the District Youth Exchange Dragonboat practice/race(Dragon Boating provided by the Woodstock Rotary Club) and Campout in Woodstock at the Pittock Conservation Park. After the Dragonboat practice/race we will be having a BBQ at Pittock Park,
District Youth Exchange Dragonboat 2009-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Carmichael on Aug 30, 2009
Rotarians are responding enthusiastically to the new membership slogan, "Each Rotarian: Reach One, Keep One."

"Each one of us became a Rotarian because someone invited us to attend a Rotary meeting," agrees William Pollard, past governor of District 7600 (Virginia, USA). "We all have a responsibility to grow our Rotary family so that we can continue to provide service to our local and international communities."
Reach One, Keep One Brian Carmichael 2009-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Carmichael on Aug 30, 2009

Rotary has teamed up with Google to make nearly 100 years of The Rotarian available free online.

Full-color, searchable scans of all issues of the magazine from 1959 to 2008 are now available through Google Books, with more issues to follow. The site is accessible from The Rotarian's page on the RI Web site.

Rotary, Google join forces Brian Carmichael 2009-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
This will confirm VIA Rail Canada's participation as the major ground transportation company for the Rotary International Convention in June 2010.

VIA Rail Convention Fare 2009-08-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 03, 2009
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Rotary Cruise - After the Montreal RI Convention join the Rotary District 7080 - End Polio Now Fundraising Cruise on Holland America - Montreal to Boston - June 26-July 3, 2010.  And then spend a couple more days in the city of the "Boston Tea Party" - celebrating America's 234th Birthday!  (July 4, 2010).  See the World famous Boston Pops as they host the city harbour firework display. An optional 3 night package is available, hotel, Boston sightseeing and the Boston Pops Annual Firework display concert read more
Rotary Cruise 2009-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
Rotary Fellowships is one of Rotary International's nine structured programs designed to help clubs and districts achieve their service goals in their own communities and in communities abroad, fostering fellowship and goodwill in the process.
Rotary Fellowships 2009-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Frank Strauss on Jul 14, 2009
The Rotary Club of Oakville and Marlatt Financial Advisors have teamed up once again to lend their support to Ian Anderson House and other local community and International Projects by hosting our Seventh Annual Golf Tournament at Indian Wells Golf Club on Monday September 21st, 2009.

The cost is only $170 per person which includes green fees, shared electric cart,  welcome package and banquet dinner.  There's lots of prizes and fun games happening throughout the day!

We currently have only 5 foursomes left!!

Please download the  Players Registration Form .   To registers or for more information contact John Smith at john.s.smith@sympatico.ca  or call 905.827.5666. 


Club News for the District Website Frank Strauss 2009-07-15 00:00:00Z 0
First Edition - Rotary Canada Frank Strauss 2009-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
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Sanjay Saujani, member of the Mississauga Meadowvale Rotary Club, is all smiles after winning the $10,000 Hole-In-One prize at the 1st annual Erin Rotary Club Charity Golf Tournament. His golfing partners are Glenn Crawford (left) the current club president and Dave Partridge (right) former member and now current member of the Erin Rotary Club, Sanjay has already signed up for the 2nd Annual tournament to be held in June 2010
$10,000 Smile 2009-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Stamp for Canada Brian Carmichael 2009-05-27 00:00:00Z 0
Volunteer at the 2010 RI Convention Brian Carmichael 2009-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
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The Toronto Argonauts are offering to Rotary Clubs an opportunity to sponsor students to attend the "SAS All-Stars" leadership program. For details regarding the game for your area click here .

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Posted on Apr 26, 2009

ZONE 24 to be MICHIGAN, NEW YORK & ONTARIO –
Sat. May 30, 2009 Humber College Lakeshore Campus West Building B

Click here for the flyer.

Click here for the registration form.
FOUNDATION & MEMBERSHIP SEMINAR 2009-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
World Health Fairs at Birmingham 2009-04-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
"There is a great temptation when choosing people for a specific assignment to choose someone who has previously done the job . . . but it seems to me that one of the responsibilities of leadership is to seek out and develop the latent talent of those members who, for various reasons, have never had a real chance to demonstrate their ability."
Clem Renouf, RI President 1978-79

Click here to download the newsletter.
Zone 22 Newsletter April 2009 2009-04-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fred Sweeney on Apr 04, 2009
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Thought I'd drop you a quick note to let you know how things are going. I've now finished up with my second term and I'm not two weeks into the session break before the last term. I'm thus glued to my computer working on my thesis and trying to get the research done as quickly as possible (and, of course, it's right now moving along at a snail's pace). 
Update on our Ambassadorial Scholar Fred Sweeney 2009-04-05 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary International News 2009-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
Editor: Tsukishima, Becky

Posted on Mar 07 2009Our Founder Paul Harris wrote "This Rotarian Age" almost 75 years ago, and yet his words and vision still resonate.

Now Mike Raulin (a publisher) is creating easier to read books in PDF format to download and read. A remarkable contribution to Rotary Global History.

"This Rotarian Age" now in PDF 2009-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fred Sweeney on Mar 14, 2009
It has been busy lately... so much so that the blog has been languishing a bit.  This is largely because I've got two part-time consultancies on the go alongside a new full time position as a psychosocial officer with Africa and Middle East Refugee Assistance... supporting asylum seekers and refugees to access medical, psychological, social and educational services in Cairo, and advocating for their rights. Hearing their stories of the persecution they faced in their homelands, and their ongoing struggles in Egypt makes me that much more convinced that practitioners and policymakers need to work at addressing the root causes of conflict which will minimize their displacement. I am really enjoying this work, although some days it can be pretty heavy.

Update from Rachel our World Peace Scholarship Fred Sweeney 2009-03-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Douglas W Vincent on Feb 27, 2009
The Family of Rotary is another benefit of Rotary Membership.  The next time you are telling a prospective member about the many personal benefits of joining Rotary, impress them with this true life story.  It shares how the unfortunate accident of a Rotarian's son was helped by local Rotarians in Jamaica.
Rotary is You Family Douglas W Vincent 2009-02-28 00:00:00Z 0
Changes to Foundation Grants Brian Carmichael 2009-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Carmichael on Feb 23, 2009
Reach Out To Africa

Reach Out to Africa will focus on projects related to water, health, literacy and education, economic empowerment, children's welfare, and disabilities.
Originated by Past RI President Wilfrid J. Wilkinson's advisory committee, the ad hoc committee consists of four regional subcommittees that cover eastern, western, southern, and northern Africa, and another subcommittee made up of Rotarians from around the world who have participated in successful projects on the continent.

For more information you can follow these links

Learn more on the Reach Out to Africa Web site.
Reach out to Africa Brian Carmichael 2009-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Carmichael on Feb 23, 2009
At the Presidents Meeting the clubs overwhelmingly voted in favour of applying to be a Rotary Foundation Future Vision Pilot District.

Of the 530+ Districts in the world 100 will be selected to be Future Vision Pilot Districts

You can follow the links below to get more information about Future Vision or click on the following link

Future Vision    http://www.rotary.org/en/aboutus/therotaryfoundation/FutureVision/Pages/ridefault.aspx


Learn more about the Future Vision Plan
Foundation Future Vision Pilot District Brian Carmichael 2009-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary's Social Networking Tools 2009-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Fred Sweeney on Jan 05, 2009
1. Ambassadorial Scholarship
District Council 7080 approved a recommendation from the Foundation Committee to offer an Ambassadorial Scholarship for the 2010/11 school year. Club presidents may begin seeking applicants.

2. Rotary Peace Scholarship
There are only 36 positions available worldwide annually. This year Rachel Yordy of Elmira was selected for a 2 year scholarship.
District 7080 Scholarship Programs Fred Sweeney 2009-01-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
In a year of economic havoc that rocked global markets and shook consumer confidence, Rotary International's most important asset – its members – steadily grew. As of 30 June, the end of the 2008-09 RI year, there were 1,234,527 members in 33,790 Rotary clubs. That's an increase of 3,044 members and 520 clubs from the previous year!

Click here to download the full newsletter.
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Posted on Dec 24, 2008
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Rachel Yordy has been selected to receive the Rotary World Peace Scholarship for the 2009/11 school year. Her selection is quite an accomplishment considering that there are only 36 positions available each year for this scholarship. She was selected from among applicants from 186 Rotary Districts around the world.
 
She will begin her studies in the fall of 2009 at Bradford University in England. Her sponsoring club is the Rotary Club of Waterloo. I have been trying to get her out to visit some Rotary clubs in the Waterloo area. However, she is leaving to work in Egypt in January, prior to beginning her studies next fall.

Rachel Yordy

Hello Rotarians! My name is Rachel Yordy and I am from – in the words of my favourite history teacher – the 'little hamlet' of Elmira. Thanks to the incredible support of my local club (Waterloo), you folks at district 7080, and Rotary International, I have recently been awarded a Rotary World Peace Fellowship to pursue graduate studies at the University of Bradford next September. Fred Sweeney suggested I introduce myself to you and tell you a bit about what I'm up to until I move to the UK, so here we go…


Rotary World Peace Scholarship for the 2009/11 2008-12-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 06, 2008
Health Care Around the World

Rotarians from 35 countries are working together to improve world health.

With their battle cry of "Prevention is the intention" their mission has been and is to provide and promote health care and disease prevention wherever the opportunity presents itself. This simple but profound mission statement reflects a lifelong commitment by these members to provide "service above self" and to prolong life of individuals wherever possible.

Click here to view the newsletter.

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Posted on Jul 29, 2007
Raising public awareness to generate interest in Rotary club membership
 
Recent focus groups conducted by RI (of non-Rotarians) indicate that many people are not aware of what Rotary is or what Rotary clubs do. Public awareness and your club's public image have a direct effect on membership growth, so it's important that the membership and public relations committees work together to coordinate their activities and goals. When your club has a prominent, public presence in your community, inviting prospective members to become Rotarians becomes a much easier task to accomplish. 
 
This edition of TheMembership Minute is dedicated to providing helpful tips and resources on the topic of external communication. 
Membership Minute 2007-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Rhodes

 

You are the missing piece

 

Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders.

Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Learn More about Rotary today. Find a club near you. Visit www.joinrotaryontario.com

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Posted by Stephen Rhodes

ImageYou’ve heard about it, you’ve seen the logo, but now you ask “How can I get involved?!” The start of the International Rotaract Conference is less than 6 months away, and with hundreds of Rotaractors about to descend on Toronto, we want Rotarians in District 7080 to be involved! 

Over the next several months, the Interota Organizing Committee invites you to reach out to them to see how your club or individual Rotarians might be a part of the historic event for Rotaract in Canada. 

The committee is looking for corporate sponsorship, donations-in-kind, and volunteer support as they welcome over 300 Rotary youth from around the world.   If you are interested in helping, or just want to hear more about Rotaract and Interota, please contact info@interota2014.com or visit www.interota2014.com for more information.

 

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Posted by Barbara Fisk

 ImageThe Rotary Guelph-Wellington Cluster held the first of several area, multi-club events of the 2013-2014 year.  The featured speaker, Ron Denman, charter president of WASRAG (the Water and Sanitation Rotary Action Group) and worldwide authority on Rotary water projects, spoke to a group of approximately 100 Rotarians, spouses, friends and 16 Guelph Rotaractors on Tuesday evening, Jan 21st at the Guelph Golf and Country Club.  

Successful Cluster Dinner! Barbara Fisk 0
Posted by Stephen Rhodes
Attended the Rotary Regional Success seminar in Toronto on the weekend and broke into groups to develop a PR plan for clubs. Here is what our table discussed. Lots of ideas.
 
Table Talk – Public Image Plan

 ImageGoal – to raise public awareness and Rotary profile in our community, to generate new members

 Target – people who want to make an impact in our community and beyond

 Messaging – Our club (s) impact (s) our community by:

detail what your local club does (ie supports seniors and how, youth, children, specific projects etc)

-          We impact the world by:

-          If you are looking to give back, Rotary is the place for you.

How to reach our target


Table Talk - developing a PR plan Stephen Rhodes 0
Posted by Stephen Rhodes

At the Regional Success Seminar in Toronto, a presentation on membership growth included this fascinating video on selling the why of what we do and not the what when it comes to spreading the word and growing our membership. Worth the 18 minutes.

The question of why we do what we do Stephen Rhodes 0
Posted by Barbara Fisk

ImageAnn Lee Hussy, Rotary International Representative and recipient of the Rotary Foundation International Service Award for a Polio Free World, honoured Hajra Wilson with her Major Donor Award.

Hajra, a member of Cambridge North Rotary Club, was participating at the District 7080 Annual Conference, held at the Waterloo Inn, Waterloo.  She joined the ranks of other distinguished Rotarians who have made generous donations to The Rotary Foundation Canada.  Hajra is a District leader who has championed numerous National Immunization Days in Pakistan and worked tirelessly with local clubs to achieve their goals to eradicate polio from the face of the earth.

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Posted by Barbara Fisk

ImageThe Right Honourable Paul Martin, 21st Prime Minister of Canada, chatted enthusiastically and with determination to a gathering of keen Rotarians this past weekend at the District 7080 Annual Conference, held in Waterloo.

Martin, also known for his key successes as Canada's Finance Minister, spent time elaborating on issues surrounding Aboriginal schools, education, and the future of our Canadian economy looking at the 25-40% primary and elementary school current and projected intake of Aboriginal peoples.

Without our concerted efforts to help ensure students have appropriate and relevant education, our economy will not enjoy continued success.  Leaders of Canada's Indigenous peoples are working hard to create solid curriculum and get it out to the schools where it is needed most.  Martin's message to Rotarians was one of support and action at the education level.  Patsy Marshall, District Governor Elect thanked Martin in an equally informal and relaxed atmosphere
Paul Martin keynote speaker at our conference Barbara Fisk 0
Posted by Stephen Rhodes

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On Thursday morning October 24th 45 Rotarians assembled at Guelph City Hall to raise the End Polio Now flag to mark World Polio Day. Pictured from Left to right are; Drew Hughes President of Rotary Club of Guelph Wellington, John Barbour President Elect of Rotary Club of Guelph Wellington, Brian Cowen President of RC of Guelph South, Guelph City Councilor Karl Wettstein, Jim Wadleigh President of RC of Guelph, John Barnum of Rotary Club of Guelph Trillium, Margaret Nixon Assistant Governor of Rotary District 7080 and Denise Pukarowski President Elect of Rotary Club of Centre Wellington.

 

World Polio Day in Guelph Stephen Rhodes 0
Posted by Ernie Ginsler
ImageWhat’s in it for the world? Rotary asks the big questions. Rotarians provide the big answers.

Last year’s Presidential theme was Peace. But peace has been a core value of RI since the 1920s. For the last eighteen months, Rotarians from the Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph clusters have been working to build a legacy around peace.

As a developmental step, suggested by RI, we are reaching out to clubs in District 7080 and beyond to fund three peace scholarships at the University of Waterloo. Initial fundraising within the Kitchener-Waterloo Cluster raised $40,000 from individual Rotarians and their clubs for the 2013-2014 academic year. Our goal now is to reach beyond K-W to raise $50,000 for 2014. Two scholarships of $23,000 will go to students in the Master of Arts in Global Governance (MAGG) program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPCS) program at Conrad Grebel University College. A smaller scholarship of $4,000 will go to a student in the Conflict Management Certificate Program at Conrad Grebel in the MPCS program. We hope that in the future this might lead to a long-term peace-building initiative.
Peace on Earth – Not Just A December Thing Ernie Ginsler 0
Posted by Stephen Rhodes

ImageMore than 200 Rotarians from across the District attended the Club Leadership Training and Assembly on Saturday, at the Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre and by all accounts the day-long session was a huge success.

In addition to conducting the business of the District, members attended workshops on a variety of subjects including Membership, Public Relations, Fundraising, Chairing an Effective meeting, ClubRunner and Membership. There were also workshops for Presidents-elect, Secretaries and Treasurers and sessions on Rotary Foundation and New Generations.

The event, chaired by Howard Pell,  is organized by the District Training Committee.  Great job everyone!

 

CLT and Assembly Stephen Rhodes 0
Posted by Rajeev Wijesinghe

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It was Rotary’s New Generations members’ turn to share in President Sakuji Tanaka’s Rock Star presence.   On Friday March 1st, an informal evening reception hosted by the Rotary Club of Toronto at the city’s Fairmont Royal York Hotel saw over 200 participants from Districts 7010, 7040, 7070 and 7080 in attendance.  Good food, fellowship, and entertainment aside, it was the opportunity to meet Mr. Tanaka that brought these guests together.  


President Tanaka met with all attendees and posed for hundreds of photographs.  He listened with sincere interest where guests were eager to share stories of successful projects.  When Youth Exchange students were eager to adorn him with pins from their home countries, he accepted them with gratitude and enthusiasm.  

Rotary’s fifth avenue of service was in good company and was well-represented by passionate members of Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Exchange, and Rotary itself.

This evening program took place against a truly Rotary backdrop as the City of Toronto had declared the week of February 24 – March 2 to be “Rotary Week.”  Toronto’s City Hall was illuminated in Rotary colours and the Rotary flag was flown all week.  The reception was also one of many events during the week that celebrated Rotary’s presence in Toronto and beyond while extending a warm welcome to President Tanaka – the leader whose theme encouraged each Rotarian to strive for “Peace through service.”
Celebrating New Generations Rajeev Wijesinghe 0
Posted by Stephen Rhodes

ImageJavier Ortiz presents the "Dr. Abe Kottuthara Outstanding District Award" to District 7080 Youth Exchange Chair Chris Byrnes in Orlando Florida on Saturday Feb.16th. This award is presented annually by the (Rotary) North American Youth Exchange Network in recognition of exemplary youth exchange programs in Rotary districts across Canada, United States, and Mexico. In particular, District 7080's selection processes, recruitment, training programs, and funding process were highlighted as the award was presented.

 

Pictured Chris Byrnes with Javier Ortiz right.

Rotary District 7080's Youth Exchange Program Honoured With High Recognition Stephen Rhodes 0
Posted by Randy Seager
Click on the Fundraiser & Events drop down list above to see some of the ways that clubs in our District are raising funds for worthy causes.  

Email me if you have an event or fundraiser that you would like to list.
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Fair Projects Puebla 2013 David Seager 0
Posted by David Seager

The Rotary Club of Toronto's

Founders' Day Friday Luncheon November 23, 2012

to be held at The King Edward Hotel, 37  King Street East, Toronto, Ontario  

Lunch at 12:00 noon 

On November 28th, 1912, the founding members of The Rotary Club of Toronto met at the King Edward Hotel for our inaugural luncheon. 

Since 1912, Rotary has been an important part of the social fabric in our City, significantly influencing improvement in the urban community while providing all those we serve with hope and dignity.

We are pleased to invite you to help us mark this occasion by attending our Founders’ Day luncheon celebration at the King Edward Hotel (37 King Street East) on Friday, November 23rd, 2012 from 12 noon - 2:00 pm.

Pre-luncheon cocktails (cash bar) will be available from 11.30 a.m.

This is a celebration not just for The Rotary Club of Toronto, but also for all Rotarians in the Province of Ontario.  As the first club in this province, our founding members understood the goals of Rotary, and had a vision for the good that could be done in the application of our simple philosophy, always with the guidance of our 4-Way Test. 

Map:  http://goo.gl/maps/rLpO0 

Any questions please contact: office@rotarytoronto.on.ca

Tickets can be purchased online at this link

http://rtc.r-esourcecenter.com/event/Reg_form.asp?Event_ID=43

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Posted by Stephen Rhodes

We promised the PR presentation delivered by Dave Andrews and Stephen Rhodes at the excellent joint District conference over the weekend would be available online. A copy is available here. 
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 There are more Public Relations resources available here.

Share your best practices in 300 words, with any imagery you have and we will post them on the District website.

PR squared with District 7070 and 7080 Stephen Rhodes 0
Posted by Stephen Rhodes
Doug Vincent passed this RI video along that could be used by your club as a teaser for potential members.
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What is Rotary? Stephen Rhodes 0
Posted by Randy Seager
ImageRotarian Team Leader Vania Maria Tombini and her team members Eduarda Scariott de Almeida, Alcione de Abreu and Rogerio Gomes Pitz arrives early Saturday morning September 29th at Pearon Airport to begin their four week Group Study Exchange. Click below for their presentation schedule.
GSE Team from District 4640 in Brazil arrives in District 7080 Randy Seager 0
Posted by Stephen Rhodes
ImageOutgoing DG Brian Carmichael pinned our new District Governor Ian Ferguson on Monday, June 25 at the special changeover meeting attended by 180 Rotarians from across the District.

The evening was organized by Bill Koopman, and MC was Jim Campbell, both of the Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar.

DG Ian talked about the importance of clubs to the life of Rotary. He says strong clubs make for a healthy organization. He promised that District would be a strong resource for clubs during his year as DG.

For a Photo album of the evening click FACEBOOK PHOTO ALBUM (and please LIKE the page as we build a Facebook following.)

Photos by Bill Koopman
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Posted by Kathi Smith
The team from D2060 Italy arrived last night and was greated by a welcoming team which included DG Brian Carmichael, GSE Chair Randy Seager and outgoing GSE Team Leader Christine Wood.




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Posted by Stephen Rhodes
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About 225 Rotarians attended the Annual Club Leadership Training and Assembly at EC Drury in Milton on the weekend. DGE Ian Ferguson launched the day-long event words of inspiration for the coming year.

Incoming club executive members had an opportunity to listen to veteran Rotarians, who provided valuable information about club management as well as fundraising, Foundation, Public Relations and New Generations to name a few.

Pictured, DG Brian Carmichael speaks to Rotarians about membership. For more pictures visit Rotary7080's Facebook Page
Club Leadership Training and Assembly great success Stephen Rhodes 0
District Governors Past and Future Kathi Smith 0
Posted by Brian Carmichael
Over the next few weeks we will be making changes to our web site. The idea is to make it easier for you to find information about all the programs related to the 5 Avenues of Service.



You will notice that there are now TABS across the top of the site. These will be expanded to include complete Drop Down Menus that will link to specific areas of Rotary information.

As new pages become complete we will list them here.

Please be patient we intend to have all the new features completed by April 21 2012.
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Posted by Brian Carmichael
 This afternoon at the International Assembly, we had the pleasure of announcing that the Challenge has surpassed the US$200 million mark and has raised US$202.6 million as of 17 January 2011. In addition Jeff Raikes, Chief Executive Officer of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was at the Assembly and announced that the Gates Foundation has awarded The Rotary Foundation an additional US$50 million grant for polio eradication.  The new $50 million grant from the Gates Foundation is not a challenge grant

 

$200 Million Polio Challenge Update Brian Carmichael 0
Posted by Kathi Smith
THIS CLOSE ON CBC (THANKS TO JENNIFER JONES PDG DISTRICT 6400)

Please find below the air times for CBC Network and News Network for the remainder of this week. Please tweet, post, pass along to anyone and everyone. We want to make as many people as possible aware that our 60second "This Close" commercial will be airing across Canada for the next three weeks.

All times are EST. Times can change due to live coverage, production break changes... or any other last minute change in scheduling.

Oct 19

Power and Politics News Network 5:06pm

Oct 20

The National News Network 9:10pm

The National News Network 11:51pm

George Stroumboulopoulos Network 11:25pm

Oct 21

Lang and O’Leary Prime News Network 7:11pm

George Stroumboulopoulos Network 11:55pm

Oct 22

Weekend Morning News Network 11:39am

Figure Skating Grand Prix Network 3:09pm

Figure Skating Grand Prix Network 3:14pm

Oct 23

Early Prime Weekend News Network 6:17pm

Figure Skating Grand Prix Network 3:18pm
Figure Skating Grand Prix Network 3:20pm
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As a result of changes in North America to streamline and to reduce costs, the processing of Paul Harris recognition will revert to Evanston.

For the past several years the processing of Paul Harris Fellow recognition materials for Canadians has been done by The Rotary Foundation - Canada, at its office in London, Ontario. You have been able to contact staff at that office by phone at 519 473 3646.

Paul Harris Recognition Notice Brian Carmichael 0
Area Conference Kathi Smith 0
We Are This Close...... Kathi Smith 0
Posted by Brian Carmichael
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 You can now search for a Rotary club with RI's free iPhone app. In the Apple app store it's called the Rotary Club Locator from Rotary International. The app also will soon be offered for Android and BlackBerry phones
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ClubRunner Boot Camp Aug 10 Brian Carmichael 0
District YouTube Page Brian Carmichael 0
Posted by Brian Carmichael
We would like to include articles on the district website about major club events, fundraising events - letting others know about them and how they turned out, and also interesting speakers that other clubs might like to hear.  You can contact one of the District Directors that can help you with posting it on the website.

Send in your news items Brian Carmichael 0
Posted by Brian Carmichael
Free training (On-Demand Demos and Webinars) related to posting information and better utilization of our web site is available for any member at ClubRunner.  

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Posted by Brian Carmichael



RISING TO THE CHALLENGE

Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge totals*
US$ 194.7 Million
*As of   6th  November, 2011

 
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