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NEWS FLASH: New Club Chartered
Dear Rotarians:
It is my great pleasure to announce the creation of our newest club in the district. "D7040 Passport Club" was chartered on May 8 by RI with 26 members. I will be presenting them with the charter documents in a couple of weeks.
 
The Passport Club is a unique club that allows club members to support a variety of service projects and fundraisers with clubs throughout our district. For more information about the club go to www.d7040passport.org.
 
Thank you PDG Ariane for taking the lead on this project.
 
YIR
Governor Nabil
NEWS FLASH: New Club Chartered Nabil Oudeh 2017-05-20 04:00:00Z
A Message from DG Nabil (May '17)
The past few weeks have been very hectic and yet most enjoyable and rewarding.
 
New interact and Rotary club forming, fundraising events and milestone  anniversaries celebrated  across our district. It is a testament that indeed it takes a village to make all this happen. I congratulate all of us.
 
The year is not over and we have a momentum that is awe inspiring and gives me assurance that we are moving forward in a positive way.
A Message from DG Nabil (May '17) Nabil Oudeh 2017-05-16 04:00:00Z
A Message from DG Nabil... (April 2017)
It has been a busy few weeks in our district. We held a very successful President Elect Training , Secretary Elect Training and a very dynamic Training Assembly. I want to congratulate our Learning Development team for a job well done. I know DGE Sue will be well served by the incoming leaders in our midst.
 
As well, I have been completing my visits to clubs and revisiting clubs to help with issues and to celebrate community projects, events and fundraisers.
 
One of the most important actions I have taken this year is meeting with clubs' boards. They have been invaluable. I learned so much and feel that we must keep engaging club leadership on an ongoing basis.
A Message from DG Nabil... (April 2017) 2017-04-15 04:00:00Z
Gerry Lambert selected as incoming governor 2019-20
District 7040 is pleased to announce that the District Governor selection committee has selected Mr. Gerry Lambert (Canton, NY) as incoming governor for 2019-20.
 
The District 7040 Selection Committee was delighted with the high caliber of applicants and grateful for the leadership and commitments of all applicants.
 
District Governor Nabil Oudeh will be making a formal introduction of DGND Gerry at District Training Assembly in Cornwall on April 8, 2017.
 
Gerry Lambert selected as incoming governor 2019-20 2017-04-05 04:00:00Z

New Interact club!

 

January 25, the Rotary Club of Orleans celebrated the creation of our newest Interact Club consisting of Grade 7 and 8 students, Club Interact de Lécole Secondaire Publique Giséle-Lalonde. These students are our future leaders. A special thank you to our members Danielle Michaud and Area Governor Fay Campbell for guiding them through the process. We are very excited!

New Interact club! 2017-02-19 05:00:00Z
Rotary Fellowships offer Rotarians new experience
In 2016, the District 7040 DG appointed me chair of the Fellowships Committee. Rotary Fellowships give their members the opportunity to have fun, make new friends around the world, and enhance their experience in Rotary.
Rotary Fellowships offer Rotarians new experience Fay Campbell 2017-02-18 05:00:00Z
A Message from Nabil - Jan. 2017
Dear fellow Rotarians:
As one year ends and a new one begins I am reminded of how blessed I am to have you all in my life. You are a constant reminder for me that genuine love, compassion, care and friendship know no boundaries nor distances. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your constant love and support. As you have been here for me , please be assured that I am always here for you.
 
A Message from Nabil - Jan. 2017 2017-01-26 05:00:00Z
Register for PETS/SETS: March 4th & 5th
Who should attend: Presidents-Elect, Second-Term Presidents and Secretaries (current & incoming)
 
Register HERE. (You will need to login)
 
This event is for all Presidents-Elect, current Presidents serving a second term in 2017-2018 and all current/incoming Club Secretaries. Check-In commences at 8:15 am on Saturday, March 4 in the lobby. We will begin the day together and convene for all meals and the late afternoon session.  There will be special breakouts for the Secretaries mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
Register for PETS/SETS: March 4th & 5th 2017-01-05 05:00:00Z

Youth Exchange Christmas Kingston Weekend

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In November District 7040 youth exchange students gathered in Kingston for our annual Christmas weekend. The holiday weekend commenced at puck drop when the students and committee watched the Kingston Frontenacs take on the Kitchener Rangers in what was for many, there very first hockey game. The nail biting game ended with a roaring cheer, as the Frontenacs scored in overtime beating the Rangers 4-3.
 
 
 
 
Youth Exchange Christmas Kingston Weekend Joe Fontes, Youth Exchange Chair 2016-12-26 05:00:00Z

A Message from Guatemala

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The 2016 Interact Vision Team got a message from Guatemala.
 
"Greetings from Guatemala! I hope you are all well, enjoying yourselves and your families, as 2016 comes to a close.
 
I wanted to let you all know that Felix recently visited that family that you built a house for in Santa Catarina. We made a short video and put it up on YouTube so that you can see how the family has been doing since the construction of their new home! Please feel free to forward the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV3hy-szCuU&feature=youtu.be on to your family and friends as a way to share your experience and stories of your time in Guatemala."
 
It's very touching to see how the family is doing. We are now raising funds for another house in Guatemala with the 2017 Interact Vision Team. If you want to donate to our house build, go to https://give.commonhope.org/fundraise/team?ftid=81758.
 
A Message from Guatemala Ariane Carriere, Interact chair District 7040 2016-12-26 05:00:00Z

The Loft

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On November 23rd, the International Service Committee of the Rotaract Club of Ottawa hosted the Loft Board Game Night at the Loft Board Game Lounge in Ottawa. At the event there were 65 friends and community members who were looking for a fun night out to play board games with friends while also donating to a great cause. There was also a raffle draw for four tickets to an Ottawa 67's hockey game. All of the proceeds, which ended up totaling to $833, were donated the ECHO Haiti for their Light for the Victims of Hurricane Matthew project in Haiti. The organization used the money to buy solar lamps for families and hospitals in the affected areas of Haiti. They will be used for light as well as an alternative energy source to charge phones and other electronic devices until the electricity is restored in these areas. The event was overall extremely successful. Thank you again to everyone who was able to come out to the event!

Scotch Raffle
Our Speaker's scotch raffle was also a huge success! Congrats to Norm Laur and Keara Lundrigan for each winning a bottle of this exclusive scotch and thanks to everyone who participated!
The Loft 2016-12-26 05:00:00Z
Rotary Foundation Centennial — December
Polio can strike at any age but mainly affects children under five. Polio is incurable, but completely vaccine-preventable. In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary has contributed more than $1.6 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute more than $7.2 billion to the effort.
Rotary Foundation Centennial — December PDG Bonnie Black 2016-12-08 05:00:00Z
A Message from Nabil — December
As we embark on the holiday season with family gatherings and club parties, let us take some time to review where we are as we approach the half way mark in our Rotary year.

I am heartened by my experience so far as district governor.  We Rotarians are very special people drawn together in service to others. What we do in our communities and around the world is tangible and necessary.
A Message from Nabil — December DG Nabil Oudeh 2016-12-06 05:00:00Z

The experience that never stops giving!

 
 
The Rotary Club of Ottawa, celebrating its 100th anniversary, has now been engaged in the International Youth Exchange programme for decades.  Many host families and counsellors are still in contact with students they invited into their homes, celebrating their milestones and achievements with them.
The experience that never stops giving! Angela Kelly, Rotary Club of Ottawa 2016-11-17 05:00:00Z

Brockville Remembers

 
Three generations of the Rotary Brockville family joined together to place a wreath at the Brockville cenotaph in honour of Remembrance Day. Pictured are Josh Bennett, president the Rotary Club of Brockville; Tyler Read, co-president H.E.L.P Interact club; Corbin Evans, president Earlyact club; Maija Robillard, co-president Interact; and Ray Marshall, president of the Rotary Club of the 1000 Islands.
Brockville Remembers Michelle Peters, Rotary Club of Brockville 2016-11-17 05:00:00Z

Rotaract Ottawa South

 

 

Saturday November 5 our Rotaractors took a break from studying to spend the afternoon volunteering at Fletcher Wildlife Garden, where we were helping them remove Dog Strangling Vine, an invasive species that was taking over! Thank you to Sandy for being such a great host!

If you're interested in joining our team, "Like" us on Facebook or email us at rotaractottawasouth@gmail.com !

Rotaract Ottawa South 2016-11-17 05:00:00Z

Links for Youth Newsletters

Links for Youth Newsletters 2016-11-17 05:00:00Z

Rotary Adventures in History 2016

Doing Time in Kingston: Youth Justice Then and Now

Doing Time in Kingston: Youth Justice Then and Now is a collaborative venture of the Rotary Clubs of Cataraqui-Kingston and Kingston, but the success of the program is due in large measure to the support of sponsoring clubs, the high caliber of students they send, and the excellent team of resource people. This year, the program inspired 17 high school students, ranging in age from 14 to 19, to do more of what some of them are already doing—to support their peers in ways that keep them happily engaged and out of trouble. The program gave them specific ideas for youth advocacy, for helping youth, and for possible career paths related to youth justice.
 
The program demystified the whole youth justice system, enabling participants to see what steps can be taken to redirect youth. They read about actual cases of children and youth who had been imprisoned and how they were treated. They saw how relevant legislation had evolved over the past two centuries and how laws are made. They learned of current innovative youth justice programs run by the Kingston Police, Youth Diversion, Queen’s Family Law Clinic, and the Canadian Families and Corrections Network. Through their visit to the Kingston Penitentiary and the Penitentiary Museum they have a sense of prison life and how it has evolved.
 
Rotary Adventures in History 2016 Bill Egnatoff, Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston 2016-11-17 05:00:00Z
Five Earn Graduate Status
On November 12th, our District 7040 Rotary Leadership Institute graduated our first Part III class completing their Undergraduate Level.  Left to right are: Gene Gengel (Lake Placid), PDG Bette Miller (Faculty/Cornwall Sunrise Club), AG Fay Campbell (Orleans), DGN Martha Weaver (e-club D7040 premier), DGE Susan Bellor (Massena), AG Hadi Mortada (West Ottawa), PDG Bonnie Black (Faculty/Plattsburgh).
Five Earn Graduate Status Bonnie Black, PDG 2016-11-13 05:00:00Z
Rotary Leadership Institute - RLI
The overriding goal of the RLI courses for club Rotarians is to create ENTHUSIASM for Rotary by opening up to them the world of Rotary outside of their own clubs and also showing them the great potential of Rotary service for the benefit of the world that can be furthered with excellent leadership in our clubs.
 
RLI is a general education program.  RLI is not a PETS or any other district training program, but graduates of RLI bring a greatly enhanced background in Rotary when they later attend job-specific programs offered at District and Zone events.
 
Rotary Leadership Institute - RLI Bonnie Black 2016-11-04 04:00:00Z
TRIPLE POINTS through ROTARY DIRECT
Our District is going to TRIPLE your impact with Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Points throughout the month of November - Foundation Month - if you are currently a part of Rotary Direct giving or enrolling before November 20th in Rotary Direct!
TRIPLE POINTS through ROTARY DIRECT Bonnie Black, District Foundation Chair 2016-10-31 04:00:00Z
Rotary Foundation Centennial — Oct.
Here are just a few ways you can join in and commemorate our Foundation's historic milestone:
 
  • Plan a special Rotary Day and invite everyone in your community to participate. It can be anything from a concert to a race to a birthday party with a giant cake in the shape of the Rotary wheel.
Rotary Foundation Centennial — Oct. Bonnie Black 2016-10-17 04:00:00Z
A message from Nabil — October
What a month it has been! Visiting clubs and joining fundraising events has been nothing short of being a fantastic experience for Gayle and I, where I felt the heart of Rotarians and their commitment to doing good in their communities. What I am learning is passion and commitment to doing good is the key to our success.
A message from Nabil — October Nabil Oudeh 2016-10-17 04:00:00Z

Ottawa Rotaract Cleans Up!

 
Despite the rain the weekend before the Canadian Thanksgiving, the Ottawa Rotaract team helped to make the world a more beautiful place during our Jules Morin park clean up. Thank you to all who came out!
 
Ottawa Rotaract Cleans Up! 2016-10-16 04:00:00Z

Articles, photos, events

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Any time that you have something happening in your club, with Rotaract, Interact, Youth Exchange, RYLA, Adventures, Scholarships, send an article, preferably with pictures to PDG Ariane Carriere. Some pictures will also be posted on the Interact/Earlyact District 7040 Facebook page.
 
This year's Rotaract District Retreat will be on March 10-12th in Montreal!!
 
Common Hope Interact Vision Team 2017 to Guatemala March 11-20.
 
Orientation 2 for Youth Exchange Outbounds 24-26 March, Ramada Inn, Cornwall.
 
Adventure in Citizenship April 30 – May 3, 2017.
 
If there are youth events that you want to be published, contact PDG Ariane Carriere.
Articles, photos, events Ariane Carriere, Youth in 7040 Bulletin Editor 2016-10-15 04:00:00Z

7040 Interact Vision Team is looking for donations

 
The 7040 Interact Vision Team 2017 will be travelling from March 11 to 20, 2017. In addition to individual accommodation and transportation fees, Common Hope requires each team to make a fundraising commitment of $4,000 USD before traveling to Guatemala.This year we will be using the Common Hope portal to do the fundraising. You can give any amount you want. To donate click here.  A USD donation receipt will be sent to you at the email address you provide on the form. Please be sure to keep a copy of your receipt for tax purposes.
 
Rotary clubs may send cheques/checks payable to:
Rotary District 7040 c/o Ariane Carriere
228 Fifteenth St. W. Cornwall ON K6J 3J8 Canada OR
P.O. Box 284 Rooseveltown NY 13683-0284 USA
7040 Interact Vision Team is looking for donations Ariane Carriere, District Interact Chair 2016-10-15 04:00:00Z

Interact Club at Woodroffe High, Ottawa 2016-17

 
The students have several things planned for the year:
  • The students will be organizing and participating in a "Walk in Their Shoes" to support Doctors Without Borders.  The date on this is still forthcoming but hopefully this will happen in just a few weeks and when organized I will be circulating a pledge form at our Rotary Club.
  • The big fund raiser-the 24 hour Awake-will be happening on November 25th.  As you recall, the club helps to organize over 100 students to get pledges and to stay overnight and awake at the school all night long.  Last year, we had Rotarians volunteer to chaperone and everyone had a hoot playing ping pong!  Again, there will be a pledge of $1000 made to our Rotary Club to help support an ongoing project, with the students deciding how to direct that money.  The remainder of the money goes to the school in Africa that the students are committed to and a few other international charities as well.  Jaden is going to forward me some pictures of the school-last year the money sent paid for a full science lab!
  • We have selected 4 dates throughout the year that we will have Rotarians from our Club come and speak to Interact and we will provide pizza as well-this format for our speaker series is quite well received lol.  I will be working with our Youth committee to help choose who those speakers will be.
  • Jaden, Courtney and some of the Interact students will be going on a trip to Peru during March Break-which maybe our club might be able to help support
  • There is an idea of starting a "Conversation Club" where Interact students meet with students within the school that are just recently moved or staying in Canada-to help break down some of the social barriers.
Interact Club at Woodroffe High, Ottawa 2016-17 Jean Bégin, President RCWO 2016-10-15 04:00:00Z

Interact Video Awards 2016

 
Interact Video Awards 2016 2016-10-15 04:00:00Z

RYLA and Interact, a good fit

The Massena Rotary Club RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) delegate Celine Stowell described her experiences at the RYLA conference at Paul Smith’s College near Saranac Lake, NY for Massena Rotarians during a recent luncheon at the Massena Elks Lodge. Celine participated in leadership activities, learned about African dance and had the opportunity to visit the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY with approximately 40 fellow RYLA attendees from around District 7040. Celine is a junior at Massena High School, a member of the Interact Club and an active member of the Massena Boys and Girls Club where she helps to supervise and lead activities for younger club members.
 
 
Celine Stowell is pictured with Massena Rotarian Walter Mulyca.
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe. Each year, thousands of young people participate in this program. Young people ages 13–30 are sponsored by Rotary Clubs to attend the event run by the club's district committee. Participants are chosen for their leadership potential. Rotary Clubs and the Rotary District cover all expenses for the participants. The format of the event varies from district to district, but commonly take the form of a seminar, camp, or workshop to discuss leadership skills and to learn those skills through practice. Rotary clubs and districts select participants and facilitate the event's curriculum.
 
RYLA and Interact, a good fit Jerry Manor, Rotary Club of Massena 2016-10-15 04:00:00Z

Short Term Youth Exchange

Hello everyone, this month I would like to mention the short term program. We always talk about the Long Term Exchange, but leave out our Short term program which is also very important.
 
Many students may not be able to partake in the long term but the short term also offers many benefits and opens the doors to many other opportunities. The Short term Exchange presents opportunities for students to advance their knowledge and world understanding by allowing them to live abroad for a short period of time over the summer months. Participants also live with one host family for approximately one month under the sponsorship of their local Rotary club.This is a great program where the host brother or sister from abroad will also spend a month with the participating student in his or her home during the same summer.
 
This program still has the same objective as in the Long Term Exchange, in which it is intended to foster world peace and International understanding, the participants can still experience a new culture and meet new people from all walks of life.
 
This year in our District we had 6 short Term Exchanges, I would like very much to grow this program in our district and give this opportunity to more students and who knows it might open up the travel bug in the participant to do the Long Term as well.
 
The Picture below is of one of our own D7040 participants Jordan VanWyngaarden pictured on the right, and Martha Lamberti from the Rotary Club of Lecco, Italy, District 2042 who both visited the Rotary Club of Kingston.
 
 
For more information on how you can send a participant for the short Term Exchange send us an email fontesjoe@gmail.com, or visit our website, http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50214/Page/youth-exchange.
 
We are changing the world one exchange at a time...
 
 
Short Term Youth Exchange Joe Fontes, District Youth Exchange Chair 2016-10-15 04:00:00Z

Adventures in the Environment

For the past eleven years, the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise and the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences have made it possible for participants in Adventures in the Environment to experience hands-on environmental science with professional researchers. With the wonderful support of the Rotary Club Cornwall-Sunrise, 7 participants were able to tag alongside Biologists, technicians and Naturalist to discover life on the St. Lawrence River.
 
 
 
 
 
Adventures in the Environment 2016-10-15 04:00:00Z

Common Hope Vision Team to Guatemala

We're ready for 2017!

 
 
The eight-day Mission for 2017 will take place at the Common Hope project site in Antigua, Guatemala from Saturday March 11 to Monday, March 20, 2017. A Vision Team is made up of 10 to 12 volunteers (students and leaders). Maximum number is 15. The cost for each participant is $800 US for accommodation and food, and $1350.00 CAD for travel. Travel arrangements will be made through Rotary District 7040. We are now looking for interested students. Contact PDG Ariane Carriere ariane.carriere@rotary7040.com .
 
 
 
Common Hope Vision Team to Guatemala 2016-09-15 04:00:00Z

Events

              Adventure in High Tech October 16-20, 2016
 
 
 
District Conference October 28,29
 
31 October-6 November — World Interact Week
 
 
Deadline for Interact Video contest Dec. 2
 
Common Hope Vision Team meeting Dec. 3
 
Adventure in Citizenship April 30 – May 3, 2017
 
If there are youth events that you want published, contact PDG Ariane Carriere.
 
Events 2016-09-13 04:00:00Z

Old and New

Did you know that Rotary has new logos for the Youth programs also?
 
 
Old and New 2016-09-13 04:00:00Z

Rotary Day at the UN

 
Registration for Rotaract Members, Youth Exchange Students, Interact Club members & Advisors will open on September 19, 2016. Infomation regarding these tickets will be posted on RIUNDay.org on or before this date.
 
Rotary Day at the UN 2016-09-13 04:00:00Z

Youth Exchange

 
 
Have you always dreamed of studying abroad? Applications are now available for Rotary Youth Exchange 2017-18! Please go to our website under forms & documents. http://www.yex.rotary7040.com
 
Youth Exchange 2016-09-13 04:00:00Z
Rotary Foundation Centennial - September
Our August District Foundation gathering at the International Service meeting was inspiring!   It is wonderful when a group of Rotarians, with a similar passion, gathers together to share their ideas.

We spoke about how to publicize your events celebrating the Centennial of our Foundation.  We also shared ideas which clubs are already committed to this year - what phenomenal concepts have been developed!
Rotary Foundation Centennial - September Bonnie Black, District 7040 Foundation Chair 2016-09-13 04:00:00Z
A Message From Nabil — August
What a great start for our Rotary year!
 
I have started my year by participating in club-sponsored events, fundraisers, and with club visits.  It is a great reminder and testament to the amazing work we are doing in our communities serving humanity. 
As I have shared over the past month with many of you, we are focusing on three areas: Youth Programs, club/ member rejuvenation, and building a sweat equity bank for all volunteer hours expended by Rotarians and clubs. 
 
And of course I need to remind us all to join our District conference [link] and celebration on October 28 – 29 in Ottawa which promises to be a conference like no other.
 
In speaking with the leaders of our youth programs it is clear to me that we are doing fantastic things with our existing programs, rejuvenating and streamlining our Interact programs. Our vision is to have at least as many Interact clubs as there are Rotary clubs in our District over the next 5 years. Currently, there is less than one in three clubs that has an Interact club. We have a good head start that we can build on. Developing and building an Interact club takes initiative, time and energy. And the returns on investment to the clubs are great. 
 
A Message From Nabil — August Nabil Oudeh 2016-08-30 04:00:00Z
Rotary Foundation Centennial - August
At our first meeting on the 13th of August, we talked about the newly approved consolidation of the Every Rotarian, Every Year club banner with the 100% Sustaining Member Club banner (effective in Rotary year 2016–17) creating one Every Rotarian, Every Year club banner to be awarded to clubs where every active, dues-paying member contributes US$25 minimum, with a club average of at least $100 per capita to the Annual Fund.
Rotary Foundation Centennial - August Bonnie Black, District 7040 Foundation Chair 2016-08-15 04:00:00Z
Sam Owori is selected to be 2018-19 Rotary president
The 2016-17 Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International has unanimously nominated Samuel Frobisher Owori, of the Rotary Club of Kampala, Uganda, to be the president of Rotary International in 2018-19. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.

Owori says he sees in Rotary "an incredible passion to make a difference." As president, he plans to "harness that enthusiasm and pride so that every project becomes the engine of peace and prosperity."
Sam Owori is selected to be 2018-19 Rotary president Sallyann Price 2016-08-09 04:00:00Z
What you don’t know about the campaign to end polio
When was the last time there was polio in Europe? If you guessed 2002, the year the region was certified polio-free, you were wrong. The last time polio affected a child in Europe was last summer. In 2015, two Ukrainian children were diagnosed with paralytic polio, and, given the way the disease manifests itself, that means many more were likely infected and didn’t show symptoms. At least one Western news outlet deemed the outbreak “crazy” – but the reality is that no place on earth is safe from polio until the disease is eradicated everywhere.
What you don’t know about the campaign to end polio By Erin Biba, The Rotarian, July 2016 2016-06-28 04:00:00Z
Adventures in the Environment
The Rotary Adventure in the Environment program is offered by the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise September 12th - 15th, 2016.
 
Participants will have the opportunity to interact with scientists from the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences for four days of field biology and environmental sciences. This program is offered for youth at least 16 years of age and have a minimum of 2 years of high school science.
Adventures in the Environment 2016-06-27 04:00:00Z
Cataraqui-Kingston nominee wins Global Grant Scholarship
The Scholarships Committee is pleased to announce that Natalie Kauf, nominated by the Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston and selected as District 7040 Global Grant Scholarship candidate has been approved by The Rotary Foundation for the Global Grant Scholarship of $30,000 USD.
 
Natalie will be pursuing her studies at Cambridge University in the UK.  
Cataraqui-Kingston nominee wins Global Grant Scholarship 2016-06-27 04:00:00Z
John Germ: Champion of Chattanooga
Just before John Germ dropped by, Rick Youngblood took a deep breath. “You want to match his energy,” he says, “but he makes it hard to keep up.” Youngblood is the president and CEO of Blood Assurance, a regional blood bank in Chattanooga, Tenn., that Germ helped found in 1972. After his visit with Youngblood, Germ strode between mountains of empty bottles and cans at Chattanooga’s John F. Germ Recycling Center at Orange Grove, which he designed, before he drove to a construction site and popped a cork to dedicate a Miracle League field where special needs children will play baseball – all before zipping to the airport for a flight to Chicago and a cab ride to Rotary International World Headquarters, where he takes office as president of RI this month.
 
Why the breakneck pace? “I don’t have hobbies,” he says. “Civic work is my recreation.”
John Germ: Champion of Chattanooga By Kevin Cook, The Rotarian 2016-06-23 04:00:00Z
RI bases club invoices on July 1st membership data — Is your club's data accurate?
Rotary International will make your club’s July 2016 invoice available online around the middle of July. RI uses the membership data that’s in Rotary’s database as of 1 July to generate the invoice, so you need to make sure that your club’s information is current by then. Having an accurate membership figure is vitally important — RI can no longer adjust invoices after they’re made available.
RI bases club invoices on July 1st membership data — Is your club's data accurate? Roger Black, District 7040 Website Administrator 2016-06-22 04:00:00Z
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #33
This week, let’s give all the spotlight to our Youth Exchange students from all over the world videotaped at their Farewell Weekend at Camp Smitty in the Ottawa Valley. Let’s hear what they are telling us Rotarians about how they were transformed by the experience. From left to right / De gauche à droite : Sarah Jensen, Denmark/Danemark – Pia Kasonovic, Croatia/Croatie – Jana Baur, Switzerland/Suisse – Daniel Lakatos, Hungary/Hongrie – Karla Ojeda Delgado, Venezuela – Anna Kyewski, Germany/Allemagne – Ray Chen, Taiwan – Takeshi Kaneko, Japan/Japon – Josefina Hennings, Sweden/Suède – Manon Soriot, France – Beatriz Cabral Leal, Brazil/Brésil – Laura Noreno Huang, Spain/Espagne
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #33 Claude LaLiberté 2016-06-19 04:00:00Z
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #32
Back from Seoul Korea International Convention.
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #32 Claude LaLiberté 2016-06-12 04:00:00Z
Ravindran moves audience with personal story
RI President K.R. Ravindran closed the convention in Korea on Wednesday, 1 June, with a poignant story about his mother's fight to survive polio at age 30.
 
When Ravindran was 11 years old in his native Sri Lanka, his mother awoke one day feeling weak and short of breath. Sitting down to rest, she found herself unable to move. The polio virus had quickly invaded her nervous system, resulting in paralysis.
Ravindran moves audience with personal story Ryan Hyland, Rotary.org 2016-06-01 04:00:00Z
Rotary founder makes surprise appearance at Korea Convention
Convention attendees were treated to a surprise visit from Paul Harris during the opening session of the Korea convention on Sunday, 29 May.

An animated hologram of Rotary's founder joined RI President K.R. Ravindran on stage, and proceeded to talk about Rotary's growth from a small club in Chicago to an international organization that is changing the world.
Rotary founder makes surprise appearance at Korea Convention Maureen Vaught, Rotary.org 2016-05-31 04:00:00Z
Un Chief Ban Ki-Moon opens Korea convention
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was among the first to welcome Rotary members and friends to the 107th Rotary Convention, heralded as one of the largest-ever gatherings of Rotarians and the most multicultural assembly of nonprofit leaders in Korea.
 
He offered a message of gratitude: “Rotarians do remarkable work around the world,” Ban told the thousands of attendees gathered at KINTEX, the Korea International Exhibition and Convention Center in Goyang city, on the outskirts of Seoul. “You help the United Nations reach our goals, and you help the world understand the United Nations.”
 
Un Chief Ban Ki-Moon opens Korea convention Rotary.org 2016-05-29 04:00:00Z
Rotary Convention underway May 28
Korea is playing host to Rotary's largest event of the year, its annual convention. More than 42,000 Rotary members from over 100 countries will come together this month to celebrate service, exchange ideas, and relax among friends at unforgettable concerts and social events. The convention runs from 28 May to 1 June. Attendees from District 7040 include District Governor Claude LaLiberté and Ginette; District Governor-Elect Nabil Oudeh and Gayle; District Rotaract Representative Dârini Vedarattiname; Cynthia Surette of Napanee and Jean Bégin of West Ottawa. During the convention Dârini will be facilitating one of the sessions.
Rotary Convention underway May 28 Rotary International 2016-05-25 04:00:00Z
Advancing peace brings Rotary, U.S. Olympic athletes together
by the U.S. men's Olympic gymnastics team.

"They showcased their prowess in tumbling, the high bar, and the pommel horse. It was stunning!" says Rotary International Director Jennifer Jones, who served as the emcee for the April event at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
 
Sponsored by The Rotary Foundation, 1972 Olympic decathlon competitor Barry King, and the Rotary Club of Fort Collins, Colorado, the event was aimed at promoting donor support for the Rotary Peace Centers Major Gifts Initiative.
Advancing peace brings Rotary, U.S. Olympic athletes together David Sweet, Rotary News 2016-05-24 04:00:00Z
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #30
It’s quite longer than usual, but RI Director Jennifer Jones speech is worth it.
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #30 Claude LaLiberté 2016-05-23 04:00:00Z
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #30
 
It’s quite longer than usual, but RI Director Jennifer Jones speech is worth it.
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #30 Claude LaLiberté 2016-05-23 04:00:00Z
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #29
How Hull Rotary Club inducts new members (excerpts in French).
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #29 Claude LaLiberté 2016-05-20 04:00:00Z
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #28
Exceptionally, it is 15 minutes long, but you’ll meet future Rotarians as they perfectly exemplifies, as members of the Early Act program, Rotary values. Plus snippets from the Adventure in Citizenship Wednesday 4, 2016 banquet.

 
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #28 Claude LaLiberté 2016-05-10 04:00:00Z
Rotary District 7040 Foundation Walk at Brockville, Ontario benefits from camaraderie, beautiful weather
All aspects of the 2016 annual Rotary Foundation were very successful… great organization and hospitality provided by the Rotary Clubs of Brockville, Prescott and 1000 Islands (Brockville).
 
Representatives from 12 clubs enjoyed the beautiful weather and great fellowship while the Annual fund benefitted by just over $10,000 USD.  The “Walking Stick” is presented annually to the club making the largest donation. 
Rotary District 7040 Foundation Walk at Brockville, Ontario benefits from camaraderie, beautiful weather Bette Miller 2016-05-09 04:00:00Z
Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund Established
Editor's note: The following story was copied from website of District 5370 which includes Fort McMurray.
The Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation has established the “Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund” to assist in the rebuilding of that city following this tragic fire.  The Charitable Foundation is now ready to accept donations, for which tax receipts will be issued.  The Foundation will rely on an independent committee of Fort McMurray stakeholders (including the Rotary clubs and the municipality) for advice on disbursal of the funds. 
 
Donations may be from individuals or corporations.  Rotary clubs may wish to facilitate this process by collecting donations, and then forwarding either the individual cheques or a cheque drawn on the club’s account for the total amount, along with a list of the donors and their addresses and postal codes.
Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund Established Julius Buski 2016-05-09 04:00:00Z
Rotary members attend Jubilee Audience at the Vatican
Vatican City (30 April 2016) — Nearly 9,000 members of Rotary from across the globe attended the Jubilee Audience at the Vatican in St. Peter’s Square on 30 April 2016 at the invitation of Pope Francis.  
At the end of the Audience, a delegation of Rotary members - led by Rotary International President K.R. Ravindran - met Pope Francis where he emphasized the importance of vaccinations against polio and urged Rotary to continue.
Pope Francis follows Paul VI and John Paul II in connecting with Rotary to encourage their support of a more peaceful and compassionate world. 
Rotary members attend Jubilee Audience at the Vatican Roger Black 2016-05-03 04:00:00Z
New District 7040 Rotaract Co-Representatives chosen for 2016-17
It is with great pleasure that Dârini Vedarattiname, District Rotaract Representative 2015-2016, and Jean-Philippe Argant, District Rotaract Chair, introduce District 7040 Rotaract Co-Representatives for 2016-17!

Barbara Engels, Club Rotaract of Downtown Montréal and Ryan Fedurco, Ottawa Rotaract Club will represent the nine Rotaract clubs within District 7040 beginning July 1, 2016.

We are convinced the two of them will make a great duo and will achieve impressive Rotary and Rotaract projects during their term. They are both bursting with ideas: Stay tuned to discover what they have in store for our District!

Congratulations Barbara and Ryan!
New District 7040 Rotaract Co-Representatives chosen for 2016-17 Dârini Vedarattiname 2016-05-01 04:00:00Z
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #27
News from Governeur Rotary Club in New York.
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #27 Claude LaLiberté 2016-05-01 04:00:00Z
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #26
Get taken by a young lady who will teach you a few things about young leaders.
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #26 Claude LaLiberté 2016-04-25 04:00:00Z
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #25
Join us in Brockville, Ontario on May 7 for the Foundation Walk.
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #25 Claude LaLiberté 2016-04-18 04:00:00Z
Council on Legislation – Day 6 — Friday, April 15, 2016
Our last day!  We began with a moment of silence for the devastation and the victims of the 6.5 earthquake in Japan.
 
I must report that the Resolution offered by our District was not moved forward to the RI Board for consideration.  But, the Endorsement passed earlier this week might allow us to put forth another version for the Council on Resolution which will now meet annually.  The Council on Legislation will still meet triennially, but Resolutions will be reviewed annually.
 
I will be conferring with our e-club to see, if they would like to consider this.  We will also be seeking the e-club data that was mentioned when an objection was raised.
Council on Legislation – Day 6 — Friday, April 15, 2016 Bonnie Black, PDG 2016-04-16 04:00:00Z
Council on Legislation – Day Five – Thursday, April 14, 2016
Quite a busy day, running from 8am to 6pm, approving 12 proposed Enactments before lunch and 3 afterwards for a total of 115 Enactments since Sunday afternoon.  We then proceeded to work through the proposed Resolutions of which we approved 2 before dinner.
 
We ‘cleaned up’ a few issues from the 2013 Council such as assuring both the ByLaws of RI and the Rotary Code of Policies are identical noting that a new club needs a minimum of 20 members to be chartered.
Council on Legislation – Day Five – Thursday, April 14, 2016 Bonnie Black, PDG 2016-04-15 04:00:00Z
Council on Legislation – Day Four
We began today with a discussion about the financial stability and the sustainability of Rotary – the organization which inspires so many of us to ‘do good in the world.’
 
Just as we are finding in our own District, there just isn’t enough money to do what clubs want.  It’s the same at RI.  In order to nurture and grow clubs and districts, we need to understand why the Rotary semi-annual dues must be increased…and more than just the ‘nickel and diming’ that the 50 cents semi-annually can give us.
Council on Legislation – Day Four Bonnie Black 2016-04-14 04:00:00Z
Rotary District 7040 Foundation Walk at Brockville, Ontario, Canada Saturday May 7, 2016
The Rotary Clubs of Brockville, The 1000 Islands and Prescott invite you to participate in the 2016 Foundation Walk, Hardy Park, Water Street West/ Kincaid Street, Brockville. Parking will be at the south end of Kincaid Street in the gravel lot. There will be people to guide the parking.
 
Check- in time is 9:30 - 10:00 am. Brockville and Prescott Rotarians will check you in and collect your registration fee of $15.00 at par, either cash or Canadian cheque/U.S. check made payable to Rotary Brockville. You will receive your Foundation Walk bag with walking maps and literature. PDG Bette Miller will collect your Foundation Walk pledge sheets and pledge money. Make all checks payable to The Rotary Foundation.
 
Register online
 
For more information and to download the pledge sheet:
Rotary District 7040 Foundation Walk at Brockville, Ontario, Canada Saturday May 7, 2016 2016-04-13 04:00:00Z

Rotary District 7040 Foundation Walk at Brockville, Ontario, Canada

 
Saturday May 7, 2016
 
Hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Brockville, The 1000 Islands and Prescott
 
Location is Hardy Park, Water Street West/ Kincaid Street Brockville. Parking will be at the south end of Kincaid Street in the gravel lot. There will be people to guide the parking. Join us in a walk through the beautiful 1000 Islands river community of Brockville. Explore many points of interest and the involvement of the Rotary Brockville since 1921/22.
 
Check- in time is 9:30-10:00 am. Brockville and Prescott Rotarians will check you in and collect your registration fee of $15.00 at par either cash or Canadian cheque/U.S. check made payable to Rotary Brockville. You will receive your Foundation Walk bag with walking maps and literature. PDG Bette Miller will collect your Foundation Walk pledge sheets and pledge money. Make all checks payable to The Rotary Foundation. Enjoy coffee and pastries. Review walking maps and literature. The walk begins at 10:00 am.
 
Lunch and announcements are at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Lunch will be soup and sandwiches at the Mill Restaurant, next to Hardy Park. If you have any dietary restrictions/allergies, please notify Ray Marshall so arrangements can be made.
 
There will be optional events available in the afternoon. Miss Brockville boat cruise, a tour of the Brockville Museum, a visit to the Aquatarium or a visit to the Fort and Museum in Prescott are some examples.  The details of these and more will be found in your Foundation Walk bag.
 
The contact for questions and further information is Ray Marshall at  julie.ray.marshall@gmail.com or 613.498.1001.
 
Registration documents are in the column to the right. Deadline is May 3, 2016.
 
The Prescott and Brockville Rotary Clubs are looking forward to hosting your visit on May 7th.
Rotary District 7040 Foundation Walk at Brockville, Ontario, Canada 2016-04-13 04:00:00Z
Council on Legislation – Day Three
Flexibility is the byword in our District according to our DGE Nabil...and where did he hear that? As he told us on Saturday at the District Training Assembly, from our leaders at RI. And we are experiencing this here in Chicago as we review the proposed enactments for the third day.
 
This morning we approved, many with amendments, 10 proposed enactments; this afternoon we approved 8.
Council on Legislation – Day Three Bonnie Black 2016-04-13 04:00:00Z
Council on Legislation: Day Two

Monday, April 11, 2016

This was our first full day and was it ever draining yet exhilarating!  It was obvious that what we were told yesterday had come to life: what the future looks like starts here at the Council…
 
If you’d like to follow the live coverage wherever you are, log into www.rotary.org.  Once you log in, you can see updates at https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/exchange-ideas/events/council-legislation.
 
It is so interesting to see the proposals come to life as the spokesperson for the District or for the RI Board of Directors presents the legislation and we then debate it.  Much of it includes ‘variations on a theme’ which is actually wondrous when you consider that Rotarians from throughout the world focused on specific concerns at the same time and proposed similar changes to our Constitution and By-Laws.
Council on Legislation: Day Two Bonnie Black 2016-04-12 04:00:00Z
Council on Legislation: Service Above Self in action

Sunday, April 10, 2016

This week, I have the honor of representing almost 2,000 of us from District 7040 along with 509 others from Districts around the world.
 
Sunday afternoon at 3pm, we gathered for our Opening session.  President Ravi welcomed us along with the RI Board of Directors and all of the Past RI Presidents.  This Council has its roots in 1934, when the first Council on Legislation gathered for the responsibility of acting as the trustees of both the tradition of Rotary and its future.  We were told the philosophy of Service of Self was to guide us in every question on which we vote this week.
Council on Legislation: Service Above Self in action Bonnie Black, PDG 2016-04-12 04:00:00Z
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #24
News from the Outbound Youth Exchange students.
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #24 Claude LaLiberté 2016-04-10 04:00:00Z
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #23
This week Video Journal #23 is a little more than 10 minutes long but it is what it takes for you to discover the fabulous projects Chesterville Rotary Club is handling every year.
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #23 Claude LaLiberté 2016-04-01 04:00:00Z
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #22
Happy Easter to everyone from DG Claude!
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #22 Claude LaLiberté 2016-03-27 04:00:00Z
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #21
DG Claude from Rotary District 7040 presents excerpts from Saturday, March 19 International Services Committee Meeting in Cornwall.
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #21 Claude LaLiberté 2016-03-21 04:00:00Z
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #20
Dates to note in your agenda.
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #20 Claude LaLiberté 2016-03-13 05:00:00Z
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #19
 
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #19 Claude LaLiberté 2016-03-07 05:00:00Z
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #18
This week's DG Video Journal #18 for everyone.
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #18 Claude LaLiberté 2016-02-29 05:00:00Z
Reminder re: District Global Grant Scholarships Applications
The deadline for  applications for the Global Grant Scholarship as well as Rotary Peace Fellowships is April 15 2016.  Interested candidates should check "Scholarships" under the Rotary Foundation tab on the website - details re applications, the deadline for applications and interview dates are posted there.
Reminder re: District Global Grant Scholarships Applications Katie Burke 2016-02-27 05:00:00Z
Martha Weaver selected District Governor 2018-19
Congratulations to PR Chair Martha Weaver for being nominated as 2018-2019 District 7040 Governor.  For those who ask, about the validity of the eClubs, Martha is the second governor for District 7040 to come from eClub Premier Francophone.
Martha Weaver selected District Governor 2018-19 Claude LaLiberté 2016-02-15 05:00:00Z
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #17
DG Claude, back in the saddle again with the first 2016 Video Journal.
Claude Laliberté Video Journal #17 Claude LaLiberté 2016-02-15 05:00:00Z

Annual Rotary Foundation Dinner

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It is with great pleasure that we invite you to our District’s Annual Foundation Dinner at the Ramada Inn and Conference Centre, Cornwall on Saturday, March 5th.
 
We will gather around 5:00 pm with dinner at 5:30 pm.  Dinner will be a buffet with a variety of choices to meet varying dietary needs and preferences. The cost for the dinner and evening is $25 Canadian for attendees who are not registered for PETS and SETS.
Annual Rotary Foundation Dinner Bette Miller, Foundation chair 2016-02-08 05:00:00Z
Kenneth V. Lefrançois (1945 – 2016)
Kenneth V. Lefrançois
(1945 – 2016)
2016 began with a sad note with the passing of DG1992-1993 Ken Lefrançois at age 70.  His continuous, active service to Rotary since his term in 92-93 was exemplary.
 
His most recent achievement, the formation of the most recent Rotary Action Group by RI, should be a focus in addition to the encouragement and chartering of so many clubs in our District.  
 
DG Claude

Below is a communication from Patrick Lefrançois, Ken's son, regarding funeral and memorial arrangements:
 
I want to thank everyone for their kind words.  The outpouring of love and support has made it possible for us to enjoy, remember and celebrate my father's life. 
 
Below, you will find the details of my father's funeral.
Kenneth V. Lefrançois (1945 – 2016) 2016-01-06 05:00:00Z
Important Leadership Training Session will take District 7040 AGs to the next level

District 7040's Area Governors have taken on an increasingly important role over the past several years. Training AGs to excel in that role is vital to the future of the district's clubs.

The group charged with making that training happen is the District Learning and Development Team (LDT).  Learn more about the Learning and Development Team.

On Saturday, January 30th, an LDT training session for Area Governors will provide an important step for developing strong, beneficial relationships among the clubs they serve.

The January 30 session, which will be held at the Cornwall Township Lions Club Hall, will build on a session offered in September which focused on the AG's role, responsibilities and active listening skills.

Important Leadership Training Session will take District 7040 AGs to the next level Roger Black 2015-12-15 05:00:00Z
Help our Interact Vision Team
The 7040 Interact Vision Team will be leaving for Guatemala in March 2016 on a mission trip with Common Hope, a non-profit organization that works with impoverished children and families who want to participate in a process of development to improve their lives through education, health care, and housing.  The team will learn about life in Guatemala and the situations that people living in poverty face. We are excited to have the opportunity to see Common Hope’s efforts first hand, meet affiliated families, and volunteer our time and skills to help this organization further its work.
 
Help our Interact Vision Team Ariane Carriere 2015-12-12 05:00:00Z
District 7040 Interact Vision Team raising funds for Guatemala trip
Our D7040 Interact Vision Team will be traveling to Guatemala with Common Hope, a non-profit organization that works with impoverished children and families who want to participate in a process of development to improve their lives through education, health care, and housing. While education is the heart of the work, Common Hope believes a comprehensive approach to development is critical for children, families, and communities to be truly successful.
 
We will be leaving for Guatemala in March, 2016. Teams learn about life in Guatemala and the situations that people living in poverty face. We are excited to have the opportunity to see Common Hope’s efforts first hand, meet affiliated families, and volunteer our time and skills to help this organization further its work.
 
Any individual who donates through this link will receive an acknowledgement for income tax purposes.  We are also collecting school supplies to take with us.
 
District 7040 Interact Vision Team raising funds for Guatemala trip Ariane Carriere 2015-11-13 05:00:00Z
Paul M. Rand a featured speaker at District Conference
 
Paul M. Rand, one of our main speakers at the upcoming District Conference is featured in today’s video. Check it out!

Check this new way of looking at Watertown N.Y. by DG Claude: https://youtu.be/V4bFRqzojE0

Learn about Paul Beaulieu, one of D-7040 2015 District Conference speakers: https://youtu.be/J9GuZkOqPVQ

Let’s meet Kristi Goverstein — The Membership Nerd — in this short promo of D-7040 District Conference on November 6 & 7 in Watertown New York: https://youtu.be/PCLKEmLas-c

 
Paul M. Rand a featured speaker at District Conference Claude LaLiberté 2015-10-30 04:00:00Z
Video Journal #7: District Governor Claude LaLiberté
Video Journal #7: District Governor Claude LaLiberté 2015-09-15 04:00:00Z
Call for Nominations for District Governor – District 7040
Claude LaliberteI encourage you to suggest and invite candidates for District Governor for 2018-2019.
 
The role of District Governor needs careful consideration by the applicants:  the commitment is for four years (a year each for DGN, DGE, DG and IPDG) and, particularly in the District Governor year, requires stamina and enthusiasm, not to mention considerable time commitment as well as some financial commitments.  Dedication, enthusiasm and commitment to Rotary are essential.
 
Nominations are being accepted for Governor of District 7040 for the Rotary year 2018-19 to take office on July 1, 2018.  Nominations must be completed on the Governor-Nominee application, postmarked no later than December 31, 2015, and sent to the chair of the nomination committee, DG Claude LaLiberté.
 
Call for Nominations for District Governor – District 7040 Claude Laliberte 2015-09-11 04:00:00Z
Rotary Leadership Institute adds instant energy!


Want to retain your newest members? 

Thinking of someone to nominate for your Board? Do you have club officers who could embrace more Rotary knowledge?

RLI is perfect!  In one day, the passion and vision of Rotarians in other clubs will become contagious and you will return to your club energized.
 
Rotary Leadership Institute adds instant energy! Bonnie Black 2015-09-08 04:00:00Z
Video Journal #6: District Governor Claude LaLiberté
Video Journal #6: District Governor Claude LaLiberté 2015-08-27 04:00:00Z

Government of Canada Partners with Rotary Foundation Canada to Eradicate Polio Worldwide and Reduce Poverty in Developing Countries

August 1, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
 
The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced the renewal of the partnership between Government of Canada and Rotary Foundation Canada by providing a total of up to $18 million to help save the lives of vulnerable children and reduce poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
 
During the next four years, the Government of Canada will contribute two dollars for every dollar raised by Rotary Foundation Canada in support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Endgame Strategy, to a maximum contribution of $12 million. The funds will be provided to UNICEF to support the goal of eradicating polio worldwide by 2018.
 
Government of Canada Partners with Rotary Foundation Canada to Eradicate Polio Worldwide and Reduce Poverty in Developing Countries 2015-08-11 04:00:00Z

Video Journal #4: District Governor Claude LaLiberté


 
Video Journal #4: District Governor Claude LaLiberté 2015-08-09 04:00:00Z
August: Membership & Extension Month
August: Membership & Extension Month
Clubs around the world approach membership in very different ways. Recognizing and acting on the unique needs, customs, and changes in your community will enhance your ability to bring in new members and inspire existing ones. 
Worldwide, 68% of Rotary club members are between the ages of 50 and 70. Are there opportunities for younger members in your club?
Strong membership enables your club to do good in your local community and around the world. A strong membership also raises the public’s awareness of Rotary and increases support for The Rotary Foundation and its programs. Building membership is a top priority throughout Rotary, from the RI Board and Rotary coordinators to district leaders. Focusing on membership is most important, however, for club leaders, because they have the greatest power to improve it.
53% of terminating members report that their club leaders never asked for member input.
August: Membership & Extension Month 2015-08-04 04:00:00Z
Bilingual Video of the draw for the winner of the $2000 Travel Voucher
 
Bilingual Video of the draw for the winner of the $2000 Travel Voucher 2015-08-03 04:00:00Z
Video Journal #3: District Governor Claude LaLiberté
 
Video Journal #3: District Governor Claude LaLiberté 2015-08-02 04:00:00Z

Top three polio eradicator clubs win recognition


 
Top three polio eradicator clubs win recognition 2015-07-31 04:00:00Z

Rotaractors attend RYLA North American Conference

Meeting President Ravi at Caribbean Carnival.From July 21 to July 26, about 200 Rotaractors from 49 countries gathered in Washington, D.C. to attend the RYLA North America Conference. Five members from our District got the opportunity to meet inspiring people, exchange ideas, and build new friendships throughout the week.

Photo shows Rotaractors meeting President Ravi at Carribean Carnival.

Click HERE to view a photo album of of their time in Washington, D.C.


 

 

Rotaractors attend RYLA North American Conference 2015-07-30 04:00:00Z
e-Club Featured in Rotary Canada
Michèle Herblin, founding president of e-Club Premier 7040 had an article about the club published in the July issue of Rotary Canada.
e-Club Featured in Rotary Canada 2015-07-24 04:00:00Z
Video Journal #2: District Governor Claude LaLiberté
 
Video Journal #2: District Governor Claude LaLiberté 2015-07-18 04:00:00Z

Good-bye, au revoir

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This is my last bulletin as District Governor.  It has been an amazing year and I feel very privileged that you chose me to be your leader in 2014-2015.  I want to thank all those who were a part of the District Council in 2014-2015,and those who have stepped up for next year.  A special thanks goes to outgoing AG's Dwight Boyce, Stephanie Battisti, and Fred Carriere, as well as Pat Brown, Rotaract; Jack Prim, membership; Trevor Dagilis, International Service; Sherri Agnew, Youth Exchange; and our co-District Rotaract Representatives Natasha Farrugia and Kaitlynn Almeida
 
This bulletin is in English only because there has not been enough time to get items translated. The articles address the three main areas that RI asks us to report on, and a few areas that became important during the year.  As I was going through the club ratings, I completed any goals or results in Rotary Club Central that I was aware of.  Some clubs sent achievements to me but did not record them online.
 
Use of GoToMeeting
The use of virtual meetings increased sharing of ideas this year within the district.  Last year I introduced webinars for Presidents Elect, and this year I tried to keep in touch with them through AG groupings.  All in all it has served to have Rotarians look at meetings differently.  It is not always necessary to get in a car and drive.  Sometimes things can be done from one’s home.  GoToMeeting proved especially useful during January and February where I could still be in touch with district members while not having to drive in inclement weather.
 
Youth Protection Policy
Although this was not originally part of my goal for the year, it became more and more important as the year went on. Many clubs were under the impression that this is a new requirement but a policy has been in effect since 2006.  As I mentioned at the DTA, I feel like I am part of the movie “Groundhog Day” since I started with this in the 90’s as a teacher association president, and am still hearing the same arguments against the requirements now from Rotarians.  RI has changed what it needed since 2006 and we need to change also.  Many thanks to Kevin Laplante who has take on an important role in this process. 
 
With the input of several clubs, we have made changes to the original policy and have now started with a club certification process for any club involved in activities with youth and vulnerable persons.  This is in addition to the Youth Exchange certification process and does not replace it.  A list of certified clubs is published on the Youth Services page and will be added to as more clubs become certified.  Club presidents and organizers of Adventure programs and RYLA have been reminded that their clubs needs to be certified before they can run their program.
 
The concern about sending Canadian documents to the US has also been addressed with clubs.  At this time I am listed as co-Youth Protection Officer along with Kevin Laplante and I will continue in that capacity next year.  We need continuity in this process and cannot have the position change every year.
 
The possibility of having a third party background check has been possible in the US and there is now at least one company that I have been made aware of that can do this in Canada.  This may help to alleviate some of the difficulties that members in rural areas have had in obtaining police checks.
 
The Weekly Bulletin
Clubs do weekly bulletins and it was because of that I decided to do that as well.  A weekly bulletin that has a bit of colour, that can be archived, and that can be shared in Facebook seemed to be well accepted. We keep email messages to a minimum so that new club presidents do not get bombarded.  Our Communication Policy, approved by the District Council in September is on the district website for anyone to check.  We cannot stop RI, but we can keep the ClubRunner communication system for the use of the district.   
 
Clubs and AG’s contributed many articles for the bulletin.  I had set up a rough schedule according to the monthly themes and there were times that I was overwhelmed and had to carry articles forward several weeks in order to fit it all in.  Thanks to all who contributed.
 
Conclusion
For many years I have been actively involved in the district.  While my role will change now, I am still a part of the district and will continue to be active for all of our members.  Thank you for the opportunity that you gave me.                                                                                                                                                                        
Good-bye, au revoir 2015-06-30 04:00:00Z

The Rotary Foundation 52

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Foundation Giving and Rotary Club Central
 
Annual Fund as of 27 June, 2015                   
64% Clubs with Goals - $152,332 USD 2014-15 Goal
83% ACTUAL CLUB PARTICIPATION – $145,973 USD 2014-15 Year to Date
 
We are short of our goal for this year.  Thankfully we had clubs participate that did not put in a goal.  The effect of our shortfall will be felt in 3 years because we will have decreased District Designated Funds. We collected $59,532 USD for polio in 2015.
 
Good news  We increased the numbers in our Paul Harris Society, Benefactors, Major Donors, and Bequest Society.  We increased the number of presidents who personally gave to the Rotary Foundation from 35 last year to 50 this year.  The weekly bulletin articles on the Rotary Foundation seem to have been well received.
 
WEEK 52 Thank you for your support of The Rotary Foundation this past year, and please remember that the need for The Rotary Foundation’s programs never ends and the need for your financial support and participation never ends.  The mission of The Rotary Foundation to do good work will continue long into the future. We should be proud of our accomplishments as this has been one amazing year!
The Rotary Foundation 52 2015-06-30 04:00:00Z

Service Projects on Rotary Club Central

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This is one of the least utilized areas in Rotary Club Central, with clubs not completing achievements, yet it is the area in Rotary Club Central that has the greatest impact. 
 
One club has stated that they do not feel it is necessary to enter anything in Rotary Club Central.  There are others that are just not doing anything.  There is reporting that Rotary International expects of clubs.  A comparison was made at one time that Rotary is like the franchiser and clubs are the franchisees.  Clubs are able to avail themselves of all the benefits of Rotary International and should be prepared to do their part in return.
 
The latest figures show that the use of Rotary Club Central is increasing though.
 
61% Clubs with Goals, 264 PROJECTS SET AS GOAL, 232 PROJECTS ACHIEVED
 
 
Last Year Actual
Current Year Actual
Volunteer Hours
15,935
30,734
Volunteers
2,015
3,012
Cash Contribution (USD)
$308,673
$717,541
In-kind Donations (USD)
$161,797
$174,813
Service Projects on Rotary Club Central 2015-06-30 04:00:00Z

Membership

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Net membership increased during this year.  Last year we had a loss, but as of the end of May we were up by 18 members.  However, in order to prepare for the invoice coming in July that will not allow changes, clubs have been trimming their membership again.  We may come out with a net loss of 5 members by the end of June. We had 238 new members this year, but with a net loss of 5 that means we lost 243.  We chartered Kingston Waterfront and established Ottawa Metro as an Ottawa satellite club.  L’est de Montreal, thanks to the tireless work of Bertrand de Cardaillac has revived itself.  We need to find new and innovative ways to help clubs address membership issues. A great deal of work remains to be done to further increase our membership, but more importantly, to retain the members that we do have at the moment. 
Membership 2015-06-30 04:00:00Z

RYLA 2015

Paul Smiths College, the location for RYLA 2015.  A job well done with thanks to Bob Hanna, Bill Rusak, Al Dunham, Ernie Stretton, Ray Agnew and all the volunteer chaperones.

Students are getting started early on Friday morning.

DG Ariane addresses students, parents and Rotarians at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake.

No longer strangers, but now friends at the graduation lunch.

RYLA 2015 2015-06-29 04:00:00Z

World’s Greatest Meal

 
The District Changeover collected funds for World’s Greatest Meal on June 20, 2015.  Thanks to two very generous donors, we collected $2,150.00 to end polio now.
 
Below is a brief summary of World’s Greatest Meal to end polio as of June 19, 2015:
  • There have been 1,208 events registered in 59 countries.
  • More than 67,300 participants worldwide
  • USD $1,210,537.96 has been raised (a total of USD $3,631,613.88 with matching funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
This translates to enough funds to buy more than 6,052,000 polio vaccinations!! www.wgmeal.com
World’s Greatest Meal 2015-06-22 04:00:00Z

District Dues

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The dues that your club pays to the District allow the District Leadership Team to provide quality and efficient support to Rotarians in the district.
 
Maintaining data
Maintaining club data online can help you keep your membership information current and accurate. Your club president, secretary, and other officers can use My Rotary or your local system (ClubRunner www.rotary7040.com ) to:
  • Update membership information within 30 days of any changes, or by 1 January or 1 July, whichever is sooner.
  • Make sure the names of all current officers are correct and that all future officers are named no later than 1 February. TIP: Set up a club email that can be transferred to future officers to ensure uninterrupted communications with Rotary.
  • Confirm that email addresses for all members are current.
Club invoice mailing
All club invoices are due and payable upon receipt and the amount due is not adjustable. District 7040 will email a copy of the invoice to every club treasurer and president on July 1, 2015. To ensure that emails from the district are not rejected or filtered as spam, add ariane.carriere@rotary7040.com to your approved email contacts.
 
This is the only notification that you will get. If your club has not received an invoice by the beginning of August, email ariane.carriere@rotary7040.com to request a replacement. Include your club name and number. Club dues still must be paid even if you have not received the invoice.
 
Per capita dues
Per capita dues for 2015-16 are as follows:
 
For American clubs $33.00 USD and a $10.00 levy for PETS and DTA.
For Canadian clubs $38.00 CAD and a $10.00 levy for PETS and DTA.  The increase in Canadian dues is because of the exchange rate.  As well Canadian clubs pay $23.00 for insurance per person.
 
For the 2015-2016 year every club will get a refund of $7.00 per person for money that was paid to Interota.
 
Payment methods
Club presidents, treasurers, and secretaries can pay dues by:
  • Credit card online.  Go to http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50214/Page/returns-cancellations and choose payment in Canadian or US funds.  At this time, payment in US needs to be made in $2000 increments or less.  There is no limit for Canadian payments.
  • Cheque/check payable to Rotary District 7040 c/o Edmond Lanthier
US checks                                                       Canadian cheques
PO Box 284                                                     1002-1510 Riverside Dr.
            Rooseveltown NY 13683-0284                             Ottawa ON K1G 4X5
District Dues 2015-06-22 04:00:00Z

The Rotary Foundation 51

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WEEK 51
 
OUR ROTARY YEAR IS ALMOST OVER, BUT THE CONTINUING MISSION OF THE ROTARY FOUNDATION NEVER ENDS.  FOR YOU SEE, THE PROGRAMS OF THE ROTARY FOUNDATION ARE FOR PRESENT AND FUTURE NEEDS - EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS, COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, AND VARIOUS SELF-HELP PROGRAMS - ALL TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE ROTARY FOUNDATION PROGRAMS AND ALLOWING “THE GOOD WORK” OF ROTARY TO GO FORWARD!
The Rotary Foundation 51 2015-06-22 04:00:00Z

May 2015 Certificate of Appreciation

May 2015 Certificate of Appreciation 2015-06-22 04:00:00Z

RI Membership dues

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RI Membership dues
The dues that your club pays to Rotary allow the Secretariat to provide quality and efficient support to Rotarians worldwide.
 
Maintaining data
Maintaining club data online can help you keep your membership information current and accurate. Your club president, secretary, and other officers can use My Rotary or your local system (ClubRunner www.rotary7040.com ) to:
  • Update membership information within 30 days of any changes, or by 1 January or 1 July, whichever is sooner.
  • Make sure the names of all current officers are correct and that all future officers are named no later than 1 February. TIP: Set up a club email that can be transferred to future officers to ensure uninterrupted communications with Rotary.
  • Confirm that email addresses for all members are current.
Club invoice mailing
All club invoices are due and payable upon receipt, and the amount due is not adjustable. Rotary International emails a copy of the invoice to every club officer in January and July. To ensure that emails from Rotary are not rejected or filtered as spam, add ri.clubfinance@rotary.org to your approved email contacts.
If your club has not opted out of the paper invoice or updated your officers email addresses, you will receive a paper copy by post in late January and late July. If your club has not received an invoice by the beginning of February or August, email data@rotary.org to request a replacement. Include your club name and number and delivery address or fax number. Club dues still must be paid even if you have not received the invoice.
 
Want to go paperless? Opt your club out of the paper invoice in My Rotary under Edit invoice preferences.
 
Per capita dues
Rotary per capita dues per half year are as follows:
2015-16: $27.50 USD
2016-17: $28.00 USD
All clubs are billed $1.50 USD per member on their July invoice to help defray the costs of the Council on Legislation. Invoices include variable charges for The Rotarian magazines (other Rotary regional magazine subscriptions are billed separately) and variable fees for insurance (U.S. clubs only). See the Manual of Procedure for more information.
 
Exchange rates
Rotary credits payments at the official Rotary exchange rate at the time payment is received. Rotary re-evaluates exchange rates monthly. See current exchange rates.
 
Payment methods
Club presidents, treasurers, and secretaries can pay dues by:
  • Credit card online
  • Check or draft accompanied by the detached bottom portion of the invoice
  • Wire transfer
Next week: District dues
 
RI Membership dues 2015-06-14 04:00:00Z

The Rotary Foundation 50

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WEEK 50 WHAT KIND OF ROTARY SERVICE AWARDS ARE THERE? 
 
District Service Award recognizes Rotarians at the District level who serve humanity through Rotary Foundation programs and are awarded by the District Governor. 
 
Citation for Meritorious Service recognizes one Rotarian from each District during each Rotary year for demonstrated active service to the Rotary Foundation. 
 
Distinguished Service Award is The Rotary Foundation’s highest service award and recognizes the recipients’ exemplary service to The Rotary Foundation which must extend beyond the District level and over an extended period of time. 
 
YOU CAN HELP NOMINATE ANY WORTHY ROTARIAN FOR ANY OF THESE AWARDS.
The Rotary Foundation 50 2015-06-14 04:00:00Z

3 Easy Ways To Share 2014-2015

1. Share all the good work your club does with other Rotarians and with the world by adding pictures and information about your club projects to Rotary Showcase.
3 Easy Ways To Share 2014-2015 Martha 2015-06-11 04:00:00Z

D7040 at the International Convention 2015

 
 
Your district leadership is currently at the Rotary International Convention in Sao Paulo.  It is impossible to write about everything that is happening, so I have recorded a brief video of the first few days.  https://youtu.be/Zzk4XRVT36M .  See you at the Changeover, and don't forget to register.
 
D7040 at the International Convention 2015 Ariane Carriere, DG 2015-06-08 04:00:00Z

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WEEK 49 MATCHING MONEY WITH PEOPLE FOR POSITIVE RESULTS.  
 
The Rotary Foundation has been so effective because it matches money with people.  In the words of Arch C. Klumph:  “Money alone does little good.  Individual service is helpless without money.  The two together can be a Godsend to civilization.” 
 
YOUR FINANCIAL RESOURCES AND YOUR TIME, ENERGY AND TALENT ARE USEFUL IN THE ROTARY MISSION.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS AND YOUR EFFORTS IN SUPPORT OF THE ROTARY FOUNDATION AND ROTARY INTERNATIONAL.
The Rotary Foundation 49 2015-06-07 04:00:00Z

Administrative duties for June

To all D7040 Club presidents and secretaries,
As we start June, we want to remind you that there are a few administrative duties that you and your club need to perform in order to keep information current.
  1. Check the articles in this bulletin about corporate, active and honorary members.  Ask members about their intent to renew during the month of June.  Articles can be found on the Membership page.
Administrative duties for June 2015-05-31 04:00:00Z

Administrative duties for June, continued

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  1. Update the membership database on the district website www.rotary7040.com on or before 15 June.  The data will integrate with RI so that the July invoice from Rotary International will be up to date and accurate.  District invoices will be done on July 1, but the RI invoice will be available by the end of the month of July.
  2. At My Rotary, go to Rotary Club Central and check to see if any of your service projects can be marked as achieved, as well as any other goals.
  3. Fill in your Club Certification for Vulnerable person page and/or Youth Exchange certification and send to the Youth Protection officer Kevin Laplante, the District Governor, or in the case of Youth Exchange to Sherri Agnew, along with necessary documents which you can find on the district webpage Youth Services section.
Administrative duties for June, continued 2015-05-31 04:00:00Z

More About Nepal

Tim Ross and Dave LeSueur, Brockville Rotarians who just returned from Nepal, after enduring the earthquake that hit while they were there did a presentation for the Rotary Club of the Thousand Islands.  They showed moving photos of their trip there, including before and after photos of the devastation the earthquake created upon Nepal.  They were able to attend a Rotary meeting amongst Rotarians from Russia, India, and other places, set-up in their relief camp.  Photos of the hotel courtyard where they stayed, the cremation ceremonies, rubble throughout Nepal, and tents all around the country, were also a part of their presentation.   They also spoke of the need for low-cost housing, and there is a drive to raise enough funds for 30 houses at a cost of $1000 each.  Shelter Boxes were immediately deployed to Nepal, but the need is still there.  If you donate to the relief fund “SOS Children’s Villages” the Canadian Government will match your donation.  Dave and Tim were given a standing ovation for their courage and strength, and in appreciation for sharing this with us.
 
After the meeting a donation page was set up for Shelter Box.  www.DonateBrockville.com will take you there. We got some pledges this week which will put us at least enough for one Shelter Box, the goal was for 4 of them. If you would like to send the information around that is much appreciated. It would be great to reach this goal. Here is a link to an article about our presentation to Rotary http://www.recorder.ca/2015/05/06/weve-seen-a-lot-of-death Thank you Tim Ross.
More About Nepal 2015-05-29 04:00:00Z

Rotary Foundation 48

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WEEK 48 WHAT TYPES OF ROTARY FOUNDATION RECOGNITION EXIST FOR CLUBS?
 
100 Percent Paul Harris Fellow Club:  Rotary Clubs in which 100 percent of all dues paying members are Paul Harris Fellows receive special recognition from the Rotary Foundation.  Qualifying Rotary Clubs receive a special club recognition banner and join an elite group of clubs. 
 
The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation also present club recognition banners each year to the three Rotary Clubs in each District with the highest per capita in Annual Fund Giving. 
 
100 Percent Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member Club Banner:  Rotary Clubs in which 100 percent of all dues paying members as of June 30th have donated at least $100 to The Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund.  
 
100 Percent Every Rotarian Every Year Club Banner:  Rotary Clubs in which 100 percent of all dues paying members as of June 30th have donated some amount to The Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund and the average per capita club giving is at least US$100.  
 
WILL YOUR CLUB BE RECOGNIZED BY THE ROTARY FOUNDATION THIS YEAR?
Rotary Foundation 48 2015-05-29 04:00:00Z

Changeover June 20

 
There is no charge for those attending, June 20, 2015.
Donations for PolioPlus will be accepted for World's Greatest Meal www.wgmeal.com
Changeover June 20 2015-05-24 04:00:00Z

The Rotary Foundation 47

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WEEK 47 WHAT CAN YOUR $1,000 DONATION TO THE ROTARY FOUNDATION DO?
 
Your $1,000.00 donation to The Rotary Foundation can help provide all materials necessary for the construction of a deep bore well in India which supplies clean drinking water to more than 300 people, materials to treat and prevent parasites and anemia in need children in Uruguaiana, R.S., Brazil, or purchase a tree nursery in Jamaica that will annually produce 5,000 tree seedlings and increase family income for 700 farmers, or provide artificial limbs to 25 disabled persons in Calcutta, India, or buy kitchen equipment for an orphanage in Peru, or provide a cow and animal husbandry training to a widow in Uganda where civil war shattered the economy and children die because of a lack of protein and calcium in their diets, or buy polio vaccine for 2,000 babies in Nigeria, or fund enough textbooks to educate 2,000 children in a school in Papua New Guinea, or provide 20 $50.00 micro-loans enabling women in Nicaragua to start a craft business to support their families. 
 
CAN YOU COMMIT TODAY TO DONATING $1,000 PER YEAR TO THE ROTARY FOUNDATION and START MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE’S LIVES? WILL YOU?
The Rotary Foundation 47 2015-05-24 04:00:00Z

PolioPlus Certificate of Appreciation March 2015

PolioPlus Certificate of Appreciation March 2015 2015-05-24 04:00:00Z

Kingston Waterfront Charter Night

 

 

More than 100 Rotarians and guests, representing over 20 clubs, took part in the charter night for the Rotary Club of Kingston Waterfront.  Guests came from as far away as Australia.  Many clubs presented gifts to welcome the new club into the district.
 
 

Kingston Waterfront Charter Night 2015-05-18 04:00:00Z
Notices May 24

GET READY FOR YOUR JULY CLUB INVOICE; CREATE A MY ROTARY ACCOUNT TODAY
Your next club invoice will be available online in late July. Make sure you’re able to access it by creating a My Rotary account.

Club certification for vulnerable persons
Revised documents are now available on the district website.  You are reminded that if you will be having any activities with youth, your club needs to be certified.  Go to the Youth Protection page to see all the documents, and an FAQ section that has now been started.
Notices May 24 2015-05-18 04:00:00Z

Virtual Foundation Walk

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Disappointed you could not participate in a Foundation Walk.
 
Each step counts ... You still have a chance to join a Foundation Walk now !!
 
From May 20th to June 20th, you can participate in a virtual walk with Rotary eClub Premier 7040.
Just a click away!
  • You  reach the virtual walk
  • You fill out the dialog box with your country, your name and your Rotary Club’s name
  • You make a donation using our secure Paypal site.
  • You receive an automatic receipt by e-mail.
  • Your donation is sent to The Rotary Foundation and credited to your Rotarian donation account.
Virtual Foundation Walk Martha Weaver 2015-05-18 04:00:00Z

The Rotary Foundation Walk in Watertown

 
About 50 Rotarians attended the Rotary Foundation Walk in Watertown, raising just over $10,000 US.  The 100th anniversary lunch was well attended.  DG Ariane Carriere presented a 100th anniversary plaque signed by Rotary International president Gary C.K. Huang.

 

The Rotary Foundation Walk in Watertown 2015-05-18 04:00:00Z

The Rotary Foundation 46

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WEEK 46 WHAT CAN YOUR $500.00 DONATION TO THE ROTARY FOUNDATION DO?
 
Your $500 donation to The Rotary Foundation can help provide a watch repair business for six disabled workers in the Philippines, purchase safety equipment for a boat providing public health services to isolated river villages in Peru, provide prosthetic limbs for 12 disable people in Thailand/Cambodia, or buy five small sewing businesses to give poor mothers in Mexico a better ability to lead self-sufficient lives. 
 
CAN YOU COMMIT TODAY TO DONATING $500 PER YEAR TO THE ROTARY FOUNDATION AND START MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE’S LIVES?  WILL YOU?
The Rotary Foundation 46 2015-05-18 04:00:00Z
Annonces le 17 mai

PRÉPAREZ-VOUS À LA FACTURE DE JUILLET EN CRÉANT UN COMPTE SUR MON ROTARY
Rotary
International
La prochaine facture de votre club sera disponible en ligne fin juillet. Assurez-vous de pouvoir y accéder en créant un compte sur Mon Rotary.
SOUTENEZ LE ROTARY TOUT AU LONG DE L'ANNÉE
Soutenez nos efforts toute l'année grâce à un don récurrent, une solution simple et sûre pour avoir un impact important.
 
Annonces le 17 mai 2015-05-18 04:00:00Z
Notices May 11
Adventures in the Environment
Adventures in the Environment will take place again this year from September 13-17 2015.  Students are to arrive in Cornwall on Sunday afternoon, Sept 13, to allow for an early start to the adventure on Monday morning.  They will continue their adventure until Thursday at lunchtime when they are picked up to return home.  Information and forms are on the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise website.  We can take a maximum of 8 students - first come, first served. If you have any questions please contact Katie Burke at brkcornwall@gmail.com
 
Club certification for vulnerable persons
Revised documents are now available on the district website.  You are reminded that if you will be having any activities with youth, your club needs to be certified.  Go to the Youth Protection page to see all the documents, and an FAQ section that has now been started.
 
RYLA
Deadline for registering your students is May 10.
 
Links
Rotary Leader
Notices May 11 2015-05-11 00:00:00Z

Rotary Foundation 45

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WEEK 45 WHAT CAN YOUR $100.00 DONATION TO THE ROTARY FOUNDATION DO? 
 
Your $100 donation to The Rotary Foundation can help provide textbooks for one elementary school in Zambia, provide a hearing aid for a deaf child in Pakistan, buy de-worming tablets for 112 children in the Philippines, pay for cataract operations for three blind people in India, or provide 230 blankets for the elderly in the winter months of Korea. 
 
YOU CAN COMMIT TODAY TO DONATING $100 OR MORE PER YEAR TO THE ROTARY FOUNDATION AND START MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE’S LIVES.  WILL YOU?
Rotary Foundation 45 2015-05-11 00:00:00Z

Camp Amy Molson

Camp Amy Molson is a residential camp located in close proximity to the Town of Hawkesbury. It is for disadvantaged Montreal inner-city children, aged 5 to 13 years old. The Camp offers an exciting program of activities, especially created to capture the imagination of young children. The campers learn to play on the peaceful 180-acre lakeside site…a far cry from noisy, steamy pavement. Camp Amy Molson endeavors to provide personalized care to all campers. Through individualized programs, the camp tries to meet the physical, emotional, and social needs of each child. This is best achieved through a philosophy of participation and cooperative camping and learning. The acquisition of camping skills is secondary to the appreciation for and respect of others and self.
 
The Hawkesbury Rotary Club has been working with the Camp for over two decades to help them continue to provide this essential service to children who may only get these 15 days of reprieve once a year…or once during their childhood. The kids that attend this Camp are from our District. They live in our greater community. They need our help. Every year Rotarians from Hawkesbury attend the camp and provide a BBQ for every child in each of the three intakes. We have also supported the Camp with renovations and funding.
Camp Amy Molson Bryan MacKillop, President, Hawkesbury 2015-05-10 04:00:00Z

D7040 Rotarian in Nepal

 
 
Dave Hallett did not attend the charter of his club, Kingston Waterfront, on Monday, May 11.  Why?  He is currently in Nepal as a ShelterBox Response Team member.  Dave has a challenge for us Dave Hallett ShelterBox fundraiser
 
Consider giving if your club does not have enough funds to pay for a ShelterBox yourself.
 
For a video of Dave’s arrival Dave Hallett YouTube video in Kathmandu .
D7040 Rotarian in Nepal 2015-05-10 04:00:00Z

Notices May 3

Global Grant Scholar selected
The Scholarship Selection Committee is pleased to announce that the recipient of the Global Grant Scholarship for 2015-16 is Pascale Laliberté-Martineau of Ottawa, sponsored by RC Ottawa. Ms Laliberté Martineau has chosen Economic and Community Development as her area of focus.  She will be Studying for an MSC in International Planning at University College London in the U.K. with an emphasis on 'Communities and Planning'.  Her particular interest is in alternative participatory mechanisms which will result in alternative economic processes which build the capacity of people to support the economic development of their own community.
 
Adventures in the Environment
Adventures in the Environment will take place again this year from September 13-17 2015.  Students are to arrive in Cornwall on Sunday afternoon, Sept 13, to allow for an early start to the adventure on Monday morning.  They will continue their adventure until Thursday at lunchtime when they are picked up to return home.  Information and forms are on the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise website.  We can take a maximum of 8 students - first come, first served. If you have any questions please contact Katie Burke at brkcornwall@gmail.com
 
Club certification for vulnerable persons
Revised documents are now available on the district website.  You are reminded that if you will be having any activities with youth in the next Rotary year, your club needs to be certified.  Go to the Youth Protection page to see all the documents, and an FAQ section that has now been started.
 
RYLA
Deadline for registering your students is May 10.
 
Links
End Polio Now
Notices May 3 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z

Rotary Foundation 44

WEEK 44 WHAT ARE THE SIX AREAS OF FOCUS?
 
 
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION – CONTINUING TO EMPOWER ROTARIANS AT HOME AND ABROAD AS WE CONTINUE TO FOCUS THE “GOOD WE DO IN THE WORLD.”
 
Rotary Foundation 44 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z

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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: 
  • District 3292, Nepal, has established a disaster relief fund to provide needed equipment and supplies to affected communities. Contact District Governor Kumar Piya for information about contributing to the fund.
  • Rotary’s service partner ShelterBox is working closely with Nepali Rotarians to coordinate immediate relief efforts. On Monday, 27 April, and Wednesday, 29 April, Rotarians greeted ShelterBox response teams in Nepal who will mobilize temporary housing and relief efforts. An initial 1,000 housing tents and 1,000 shelter kits will be distributed throughout affected communities. Two more ShelterBox relief teams and additional kits are ready to be deployed once further assessments are complete. Learn more about supporting ShelterBox’s relief efforts.
  • As with all disasters, the Rotary family may apply for global grants to support long-term recovery efforts in Nepal. Once immediate health, safety, and relief efforts have been addressed, work with local Nepali Rotary members and their international partners to develop projects within Rotary’s six areas of focus.
Monitor the announcements section of My Rotary for more information as it becomes available and do not hesitate to contact relief@rotary.org with any questions.
 
Our thoughts are with our Nepali neighbors during this difficult time. Thank you for continuing to Light Up Rotary through your compassion and generosity.
Dear Rotarian Gary C.K. Huang, President, Rotary International 2014-15 2015-05-04 00:00:00Z

Dodge Pond Camp

St. Lawrence NYSARC’s Dodge Pond Camp, located in Oswegatchie, New York, is for individuals with developmental disabilities and one of the few in New York State certified for children. As a result, the Dodge Pond Camp programs serve approximately 250 consumers each year.  
 
The partnership between Rotary and the Dodge Pond Camp of St. Lawrence NYSARC is long-standing.  The Watertown Rotary Clubs began supporting Dodge Pond some 20 years ago with the establishment of a one week camp for children with disabilities from Jefferson County. 
 
St. Lawrence County Rotary clubs joined the effort in 1998 when Rotarian Dave Mance, from Watertown traveled and met with clubs in St. Lawrence County with the idea of establishing a second week of camp for children with disabilities from St Lawrence County. 
 
Currently the Rotary Clubs of Watertown, Theresa, Canton, Massena, Ogdensburg, and Potsdam provide annual support to Dodge Pond Camp – both financial and non-financial.  
 
These clubs commit thousands of dollars each year to sponsor up to 100 campers who then attend one of the two weeklong overnight camps at Dodge Pond each August.
 
The members of the clubs also help with building and repair of the camp facilities each Spring, such as lean-tos, docks, privies, basketball court and a playground.
 
The District has also provided generous support in the past through District Simplified Grants.  The District’s support, combined with the local clubs’ support has benefited hundreds of NYSARC consumers both children and adults who attend Dodge Pond for various programs in the summer.  
 
Thanks to Rotary hundreds of children and adults have and will continue to have opportunities they would never have had without its sponsorship.
 
Any Rotarian or Rotary club that would like to contribute to this effort, please contact Gerry Lambert at gerrylambert@outlook.com.
 
Dodge Pond Camp Gerry Lambert 2015-05-03 04:00:00Z

Easy Ways to Stretch Your Foundation Giving

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Is your Club Foundation Chair still asking you to write a check to The Rotary Foundation and give it to him to snail-mail to Evanston? Your Chair may not be comfortable with electronic giving, but The Rotary Foundation is! Giving online is less costly than pro-cessing checks, which means much quicker acknowledgement and, ultimately, more funds available to make a difference on the ground. Here are other ways to maximize your Foundation giving:
 
Rotary Direct (recurring giving)
You choose how much and how often you want to give— it's a simple and secure way to make a big impact — and the funds are transferred automatically. Online contributions can be made monthly, quarterly, or annually. Either complete and return the Rotary Direct enrollment form or enroll by phone at +1-866-976-8279. To update your existing recurring giving, contact www.rotarydirect@rotary.org or call +1-866-976-8279. For security reasons, changes to your credit card information should be made by phone—not online.
 
Employee matching gift
Double the impact of your gift by asking your employer to match your contribution to The Rotary Foundation. More than 15,000 companies match gifts to the Foundation, including many international corporations — and beginning this month, the program has expanded to include Canadian firms as well (see article at left). Find out if your employer offers this program at www.rotary.org/matchinggifts. Learn more about Rotary's employee matching gift program, including recognition opportunities.
 
Rotary MasterCard
Support Rotary's efforts with the Rotary International credit card. Just by using your card, you'll be helping The Rotary Foundation do good in the world. A portion of each purchase you make with the card will benefit The Rotary Foundation, at no additional cost to you. The Rotary Foundation has received more than $8.6 million from the program since it launched in 2000, including $3.6 million to support polio eradication. Rotary’s credit card program is currently available in both Canada and the United States. Learn more and apply at this link.
 
Airline miles
Through the United Airlines Mileage Plus Charity Miles program, you can donate miles to provide free airfare toward a club or district project. Learn more. Rotary Miles donation form.
 
Amazon Smile
Amazon.com allows you to select a charity to receive 0.5 percent of the purchase price of eligible purchases. It is an easy way to give and it’s not hard to sign up. Click on the link for more — and be sure to select The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International to receive your charitable contributions!
 
Easy Ways to Stretch Your Foundation Giving 2015-04-27 00:00:00Z

The Watertown Foundation Walk

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The Watertown Foundation Walk is coming VERY soon and is open to all!  Teams would be great and remember, bragging rights for the coveted D7040 Foundation Walking Stick for the most money raised at the event by a Rotary Club is on the line! 

Donations to The Rotary Foundation are accepted from anyone. It's important that clubs provide copies of Multiple Donor Forms or Pledge Sheets with checks/cash at the check-in/registration table on Saturday, May 9th. If, for some reason, it is not possible to bring a check/cash or cash for one of the pledges, a check (or copy of the Multiple Donor Sheet) must be received by District Annual Fund Chair, PDGBonnie Black, within 10 days (May 19th).

The Watertown Centennial Luncheon is also open to family and friends of Rotarians, but the reservations must be made by the April 30th deadline to be included. Registration is available at: www.clubrunner.ca/watertown-ny .
 
May 4 is the final day for caterer's numbers.  Register now.
 
The Watertown Foundation Walk Bonnie Black, IPDG 2015-04-27 00:00:00Z

A Special Invitation

Welcome the New Club of Kingston Waterfront

 
 
The District Governor and the sponsor Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston invite you to the Charter Celebration of the new Rotary Club of Kingston Waterfront on Monday, May 11, 2015.  It will also be the 30th anniversary celebration of the Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston.
 
6:00 pm Happy Hour.  7:00 pm Presentations.  7:30 pm Celebration
Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel, Grandview Room
Registration $25 CAD.  You may pay at the door, as long as you are registered to allow us to order food based on registration numbers.  Register here.
Cash Bar, Hors d’oeuvres will be served.
 
Clubs are invited to send cheques/checks, or gifts to the new club through the District Governor.  It is traditional for every club to send a gift to the new club and to have representation to welcome the new club at its charter night.  Club groupings, especially with an Area Governor as the lead, could get together to purchase  items for the new club.
 
A Special Invitation 2015-04-27 00:00:00Z

What is most needed in Nepal?

 
More than your plane ticket or your collection of old T-shirts, what is most needed in Nepal right now is money. The Rotary Club of Gananoque will undertake to receive and transfer cash donations to their contacts in Budol and Phulbari, a town about an hour’s travel from Kathmandu. RC Gananoque will also issue charitable tax receipts to donors.
 
There are two well organized Rotaract clubs and a Community Corps in this community; the closest Rotary club is RC Dhulikhel.  Both of the Rotaract clubs are led by young men who are university graduates (engineering and architecture, respectively) who benefitted from Rotary scholarships made possible by the RC Gananoque and friends.
 
Because the Rotary Club of Gananoque has a long-time relationship with Rotary in Nepal (District 3292. Bruce Higgs, Doug Bickerton, Ron Casselman (Rotary Club of Gananoque) and Diane Kennedy  (RC Kingston) have all visited  Phulbari and Budol and personally know a number of Rotarians and Rotaract members with whom they have maintained regular communication.  
 
Based upon current communications, it is hoped that ShelterBox may be able to provide some help with shelter, however, the greater concern is the shortage of food and clothing as the rains begin. Water for drinking and cooking is not expected to be a problem as this community has lined water storage ponds and water filters, thanks to the help of RC Gananoque and friends. The other concern is the procurement of supplies to begin repairing and rebuilding.
 
We encourage you to donate what you can, to a reputable relief organization, and do research to find out where your money will go. If you can, compare a few organizations with aid appeals and ensure that you agree with their approach. If you wish to send donations to the Rotary Club of Gananoque, here is the information.
 
Rotary Club of Gananoque
c/o Bruce Higgs
        301 North Shore Rd. Howe Island
         R.R.#4, Gananoque ON Canada K7G2V6
Mark on the bottom of the cheque - Nepal Earth Quake
 
613-548-8378
What is most needed in Nepal? Bruce Higgs 2015-04-27 00:00:00Z

A New Rotary Community Corps

 
The Renfrew Rotary Community Corps began forming during the summer of 2014, and received their official charter from Rotary international in November 2014. The charter was presented at an evening of fellowship in March 2015, by the sponsor Rotary Club, the Rotary Club of Renfrew.  John Wilson and Janet Springer of the Renfrew Rotary Club got the Corps up and running. Since its inception, the Renfrew Rotary Community Corps has assisted various local groups by providing volunteers to assist at their functions or fundraisers.  The club has also worked on its own fundraisers with the proceeds benefitting local organizations.  The latest was a very successful event, RenfrewLicious, that involved every restaurant in Renfrew and raised $2500 that was donated to the local Food Bank. The club plans on continuing assisting local organizations including the sponsor Rotary club, while they identify other opportunities to assist the community.  The Corps is co-chaired by Greg Belmore and Briana Campbell.
 
 
A New Rotary Community Corps 2015-04-27 00:00:00Z

Rotary Foundation 43

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WEEK 43 WHAT IS THE NEW GRANT MODEL DESIGNED TO DO?
  • Simplify Foundation programs and processes consistent with the mission;
  • Focus Rotarian service efforts where they will have the greatest impact by addressing priority world needs that are relevant to Rotarians;
  • Offer program options to help achieve both global and local goals;
  • Increase the sense of ownership at the district and club levels by transferring more decisions to the districts; and
  • Gain greater understanding of The Rotary Foundation’s work and enhance Rotary’s public image.
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION – CONTINUING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR WORLD!
Rotary Foundation 43 2015-04-27 00:00:00Z

Let’s celebrate!

 
This is how we “Light Up Rotary”!
 
 
 
We have a new club in our district.  Welcome to the Rotary Club of Kingston Waterfront.  News about the charter night is in the Events section. Register now.
 
We have a new satellite club in our district.  Welcome to the Rotary Club of Ottawa Metro, satellite of the Rotary Club of Ottawa.
Let’s celebrate! 2015-04-20 00:00:00Z

Presidential Citation

Qualifying clubs for the 2014-2015 Citation from RI President Gary Huang

 
 
Rotary Clubs
Cornwall Sunrise
Montreal-Lakeshore
Napanee
Old Montreal
Ottawa
Petawawa
Renfrew
Saranac Lake
West Ottawa
 
Rotaract Clubs
L’'île de Montréal
Queen’s University
SUNY Plattsburgh
 
Interact Clubs           
Gananoque Secondary School
Woodroffe High School
 
Presidential Citation 2015-04-20 00:00:00Z

Notices April 19

 
Support the Foundation through one of the Foundation Walks
Anyone who participates in one of the Rotary Foundation walks, either in Montreal or Watertown, and donates a minimum of $500 USD to the Rotary Foundation will receive a Paul Harris Fellowship from the District.
 
Public Image Grants
Public Image (PI) Grant funds are still available to help clubs improve district-wide public awareness and understanding of Rotary. Each club or a combination of clubs may apply for a single PI grant of up to US$1,000 to document a club service project with photographs or videos.  No cash match is required. Club in-kind match will consist of management of the media documentation process. Applications will be reviewed and awarded as received until funds are depleted. Application attached below.
 
Club certification for vulnerable persons
Revised documents will be available on the district website in the coming week.
 
Links
Notices April 19 2015-04-20 00:00:00Z

The Rotary Foundation 42

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WEEK 42 WHY IS THERE A NEW ROTARY GRANTS MODEL?
 
In anticipation of The Rotary Foundation’s 100-year anniversary in 2017, the Trustees set out to develop a plan to move the Foundation towards its second century of service.
 
The Foundation has made only slight modifications to its programs since its inception and the Trustees sought input from a wide variety of stakeholders through interviews, surveys, focus groups and input sessions in developing that Plan (known previously as Future Vision).  The plan updates the Foundation’s mission and creates a more effective and efficient way to help Rotarians develop diverse projects with greater impact and sustainable outcomes.
 
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION’S NEW GRANT MODEL WILL EMPOWER ROTARIANS TO CONTINUE ADVANCING WORLD UNDERSTANDING, GOODWILL, AND PEACE THROUGH THE IMPROVEMENT OF HEALTH, THE SUPPORT OF EDUCATION, AND THE ALLEVIATION OF POVERTY!
The Rotary Foundation 42 2015-04-20 00:00:00Z

Will your employer match Foundation giving?

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Did you know your employer might match your gifts to The Rotary Foundation (Canada)?
 
Corporate matching gifts are a great way for to you earn Foundation recognition points and help your club meet its giving goals.  To recognize your vital role in procuring these contributions, you will be awarded Foundation recognition points and your club will receive credit for the amount of the matching gift.
Click here to see if your company is one of the many that has a matching gifts program and to learn about the details of your employer’s policy.
 
Your human resources department is the best resource if you have any questions regarding your company’s specific program. However, we’ve created a guide to answer many of the most frequently asked questions regarding Rotary's corporate giving program in Canada.  American members can go to the RI site to check information.
 
With your help, we will be able to provide even more life changing opportunities in your community and around the world. As always, thank you for all that you do on behalf of The Rotary Foundation (Canada).

PS – If your company has a matching gifts program, submit your request today to help our Foundation achieve a record breaking year!
 
Will your employer match Foundation giving? Chris Boyce, Annual Giving Officer Zone 24, 32 2015-04-20 00:00:00Z

Does your club have interesting speakers?

This picture is from a recent meeting of the Massena Rotary Club. It was my turn to get the guest speaker. I saw an article in the paper about Nolan Tarrence being the first student to ever win a New York State Championship in wrestling. There was a parade of Massena police, Akwesasne police, border guards and fire trucks to escort Nolan into town when he returned from Albany. I got on the internet and asked Coach Perrine if he could speak to Rotary and bring Nolan. I am old and weak these days and need a young strong friend to do some heavy lifting on occasion.. An 18 year old who is the NYS Champ in the 285 pound weight class should fill the bill. I am only in the 221 pound weight class. Nolan lives on the Mohawk Reservation. He will attend Buffalo University on a Division I Wrestling scholarship this fall and major in a sports health education field. Nolan often wrestles in Canada because he has trouble finding anyone around here who is able to take him on. He can wrestle in Canada on a team there because he is a dual citizen. His coach stopped wrestling with him a few years ago because it was too dangerous-for the coach. Nolan has a 104 win/15 loss record. He lost his first 8 matches but did not give up. As a senior he lost one match.
 
 
Does your club have interesting speakers? Walt Mulyca 2015-04-20 00:00:00Z

New Major Donors

 
DG Ariane and Fred Carriere
 
New Major Donors 2015-04-20 00:00:00Z

Notices April 12

 
District Training Assembly April 18
Have you registered?  There is no cost, but we need numbers for catering.
 
Are you going to the International Convention in Sao Paulo, Brazil?
Contact DG Ariane to see about arranging a district get-together.
 
Public Image Grants
Public Image (PI) Grant funds are still available to help clubs improve district-wide public awareness and understanding of Rotary. Each club or a combination of clubs may apply for a single PI grant of up to US$1,000 to document a club service project with photographs or videos.  No cash match is required. Club in-kind match will consist of management of the media documentation process. Applications will be reviewed and awarded as received until funds are depleted. Application attached below.
 
Links
 
Attachments
Posters Montreal Scotiabank Run
Watertown Foundation Walk
Public Image Grant application
Clayton Thousand Island Interact appeal
 
Notices April 12 2015-04-13 00:00:00Z

An Effective Membership Day

The Rotary Club of West Ottawa held its Membership Day on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.  In his introduction
President Bob noted our Club is an activity-generated Club and we make things happen. In keeping with this he turned the meeting over to the very dynamic Merv Letts and his membership committee. Immediately we noticed our normal venue was transformed by the efforts of the Membership Committee and others to reflect what Rotary and the West Ottawa Rotary Club does in an effort to showcase the many sides of Rotary to the Alumni and twenty (20) Visitors. Exhibits included Shelter Box; the Rotary Youth Programs; Dictionary4Life; Mums for Thanksgiving; Golf Tournament Fundraiser; Music for Humanity Fundraiser; New Members Coffee Fundraiser; and the Cash Calendar Fundraiser; an exhibit featuring the ABC’s of Fraud.   There were stations where we showcased where our hard earned fundraising is deployed including the Rotary Home, Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre, Project Chance Africa and Scholarships and Fellowships available through Rotary. Finally, other stations that feature how other Rotary Clubs impact the local community through the Rotarians’ for Wabano station and an International Service Committee station.  Twenty invited guests had the opportunity of visiting and talking with the representatives of each exhibit.
 
The Membership Chair, Merv Letts, eloquently spoke of Rotary at the Local, National and International levels. With fundraising through the Annual Golf Tournament, Mums For Thanksgiving, Music For Humanity, the Cash Calendar and the Coffee Program, West Ottawa Rotary is able to support a number of programs. Locally they have helped with the Rotary Home and Respite Centre, the Dave Smith Treatment Centre and also the number of smaller requests.   Nationally we have been able to help in the recent Alberta flooding and the Lac Magantic train disaster. We provide continued support in coaching Seniors and others at risk through the ABC’s of Fraud Program. Internationally through our own members Carol Waters, Bea Osome and Suan Cross, West Ottawa are busy in Africa teaching natives how to sew, drilling our eighth well and constructing a new school on the outskirts of Nairobi. The efforts to end Polio is very close to being a reality as polio is present in only three countries, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.  To wind up this very whirlwind overview of why be a Rotarian, Merv reminded us that our annual dues are about $200 and there are three categories of membership, Regular Membership where you must attend 50% of Club meetings, Corporate Memberships, where up to 4 members from the same company can become members, and Associate Membership for those interested in one segment of Rotary. Merv concluded by asking newer member Joseph Redhead why he chose Rotary.  Joseph Redhead provided a brilliant account as to why he did.
 
(Note:  From this successful Visitors’ Day, our Club has inducted 4 new members and welcomed 1 Associate Member.)
 
For a full description of RCWO Visitors’ Day, go to our website www.rcwo.org and open Spinoff, February 10, 2015)
 
An Effective Membership Day 2015-04-12 00:00:00Z

The Rotary Foundation 41

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WEEK 41 WHAT IS THE ROTARY FOUNDATION’S FUNDING CYCLE?
 
The Rotary Foundation has a unique funding cycle that utilizes contributions for programs three years after they are received.  The three year cycle gives districts time for program planning and participant selections, and allows The Rotary Foundation to invest the contributions.  The earnings from those investments help pay for administration, program operations and fund development costs.  Your contribution in Rotary year 2013-14 will be invested in Rotary year 2014-15, and projects will be selected in Rotary year 2015-16, with the funds actually spent in Rotary year 2016-17. 
 
WITH PLENTY OF TIME TO BE INVOLVED IN HOW YOUR DONATION IS SPENT, PLEASE SUPPORT THE ROTARY FOUNDATION NOW AND GET INVOLVED IN PLANNING FUTURE PROJECTS!
 
The Rotary Foundation 41 2015-04-12 00:00:00Z
A new visual identity for our youth programs
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Dear Rotarian, Rotaractor, or friend of Rotary:
 
Are you ready to make it clear how Rotary invests in youth and young adults? We are rolling out a new visual identity for our youth programs that does just that. This new look will better align Interact, Rotaract, RYLA and Youth Exchange with Rotary, making it more clear how these youth programs are connected to Rotary and an important part of our story. Check out the new visual identity — a new, aligned visual design.
 
In our survey last year, we learned that our new design should include Rotary, be consistent with our voice and visual identity, and convey our history even as we reach out to future participants. We wanted our design to communicate what these activities are and how Rotarians support them; for each, we did that through the Rotary Masterbrand and the Rotary wheel:
  • RYLA is a program that develops young leaders. Since it’s organized by Rotarians, we lead with your club or district logo featuring the Rotary masterbrand signature next to “RYLA” or the words “Rotary Youth Leadership Awards” in lowercase.
  • Rotary Youth Exchange is a program that builds cultural understanding. Since it’s organized by Rotarians, we lead with your district or multidistrict logo featuring the Rotary masterbrand signature next to “Rotary Youth Exchange” in lowercase.
  • Interact is a club for emerging leaders. These clubs are sponsored by Rotary clubs, and they’re connected to a school or a community. To show that, we put the Interact wordmark next to the Rotary wheel along with the phrase “A Rotary Sponsored Club.”
  • Rotaract is a club for young leaders, such as university students or young professionals. These clubs are Rotary partners, and they are based in universities or communities. We put the Rotaract wordmark next to the Rotary wheel with a phrase that affirms the role of Rotaractors as partners in service.
Our Interact and Rotaract graphics live on our Brand Center, under our Logos section. This is also where you can create your club, district or multidistrict signature.
 
Within our guidelines, there’s lots of freedom. You can put this visual design into action in different ways on T-shirts, banners, and websites. You’re also welcome to develop your own designs that share what RYLA, Rotary Youth Exchange, Interact, and Rotaract mean to you. If you do, be inspired by the fonts, colors, and ideas in our voice and visual identity guidelines to connect your creativity with Rotary’s overall design principles.
We know that you have years of memories connected to our heritage logos — the red and metallic gold of Rotaract, the interlocking circles of the Interact logo, the confident, outstretched arms of RYLA, and the globe-crossing arrows of Rotary Youth Exchange. While we hope you’ll embrace our new direction, keep your pins, T-shirts, banners, bells, and other treasured items. Our Heritage Communications team will be looking after these logos for us, as these historic logos are equally a part of Rotary’s story.
 
As you put our new design into action, show us what you create. Send your questions, comments, and ideas to graphics@rotary.org. We can’t wait to see what this next chapter of our story looks like.
 
A new visual identity for our youth programs John Hewko, RI secretary general 2015-04-06 00:00:00Z

Notices April 5

District Training Assembly April 18
Have you registered?  There is no cost, but we need numbers for catering.
 
Are you going to the International Convention in Sao Paulo, Brazil?
Contact DG Ariane to see about arranging a district get-together.
 
Rotary Foundation Weekly News
Because of a delay in translation you will find that there are three articles this week to catch up to where we should be.
 
Rotary Day of Service
If the video for the Rotary Day of Service does not show up in your email message, try viewing the bulletin in your browser.
 
Public Image Grants
Public Image (PI) Grant funds are still available to help clubs improve district-wide public awareness and understanding of Rotary. Each club or a combination of clubs may apply for a single PI grant of up to US$1,000 to document a club service project with photographs or videos.  No cash match is required. Club in-kind match will consist of management of the media documentation process. Applications will be reviewed and awarded as received until funds are depleted. Application attached below.
 
Links
Zone newsletter for April – see the article about our Rotaract video
 
Attachments
Posters Montreal Scotiabank Run
Watertown Foundation Walk
Public Image Grant application
 
Notices April 5 2015-04-06 00:00:00Z

Annonces du district le 5 avril

Assemblée de formation du district le 18 avril
Est-ce que vous êtes inscrive ?  Il n'y a aucun coût, mais nous avons besoin des nombres pour commande la nourriture.
 
Nouvelles hebdomadaires de la Fondation Rotary
En raison d'un retard dans la traduction vous constaterez qu'il y a trois articles cette semaine à rattraper à où nous devrions être.
 
Allez-vous chez la convention internationale à Sao Paulo, Brésil ?
Contactez la GD Ariane pour voir au sujet d'arranger une réunion de district.
 
Journee Rotary de service
Si la vidéo pour le jouneer Rotary de service n'apparaît pas dans votre message électronique, essayez de regarder le bulletin en votre navigateur web.
 
Des fonds d’image publique
Le District 7040 a alloué des fonds d’image publique (IP) pour aider les clubs à améliorer, à la grandeur du District, la perception et la connaissance du Rotary par le public. Chaque club ou regroupement de clubs peuvent présenter une demande unique d’allocation allant jusqu’à US$ 1000 pour documenter un projet de service de club(s) avec photos ou vidéos.  Aucun montant de contrepartie requis. La contrepartie des clubs sera la gérance du procédé de documentation auprès des médias. Les demandes seront étudiées et acceptées selon réception tant qu’il y aura des fonds. Demande est ci-joint.
 
Liens
Bulletin de Zone d’avril (en anglais) - voyez l'article concernant notre vidéo de Rotaract
 
Dossier à téléchargements
La marche de la Fondation Montréal Scotiabank
La marche de la Fondation Rotary de Watertown 
Demande de subvention d'image publique
 
Annonces du district le 5 avril 2015-04-06 00:00:00Z

The Rotary Foundation Week 38, 39, 40

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WEEK 38 WHAT IS THE ROTARY FOUNDATION’S “DISTRICT DESIGNATED FUND”? 
At the end of every contribution year, each Rotary district’s contributions to the Annual Fund are divided into two funds. 50 percent is credited to the District Designated Fund (DDF).  The District Designated Fund is allocated by the District to fund the Rotary Foundation programs in which it chooses to participate, such as District Grants, Global Grants or Polio! DDF even receives a 100% match from our Foundation when used in a Global Grant.
 
IT IS THIS FUNDING FORMULA WHICH TRULY MAKES THE ROTARY FOUNDATION AN INTEGRAL PARTY OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL IN OUR HOME COMMUNITIES.
 
WEEK 39  WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ROTARY FOUNDATION STORY TO SHARE?
 
I’ll go first……
 
AS WE COME TOGETHER EACH WEEK FOR FRIENDSHIP AND SERVICE LET’S REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD WE HAVE DONE. AND LET’S MAKE SURE TO SHARE THAT GOOD WITH THE WORLD!
 
WEEK 40 DISTRICT GRANTS - HELPING AT HOME
Have we as a club spoken to the District Governor or our District Rotary Foundation Chair about what we want to do as a club? What do we want to do? Is there a project we would all find worthy? If so, let’s take action and get Foundation funds to come together as a club and change the world….on project at a time
 
WHAT WILL OUR PROJECT BE?
 
The Rotary Foundation Week 38, 39, 40 2015-04-06 00:00:00Z

Draw for George Lewis painting at DTA

 
We have this George Lewis painting available for the District Training Assembly as a fundraiser for the Rotary Foundation.
 
The winner will automatically get a Paul Harris Fellowship.
 
Tickets are $10.00 each, look for the booth in the hallway.
Draw for George Lewis painting at DTA 2015-04-05 00:00:00Z

Rotary Day of Service

 
Rotarians in District 7040 believe that no child should ever go to bed hungry so Saturday 24 January 2015 Rotary clubs throughout Eastern Ontario, Nunavut, Western Quebec, and Northern New York joined together with their communities in a Rotary Day of Service to support our local food banks, food pantries and soup kitchens.
 
The District-wide event was a huge success. 20 clubs, 6 Rotaract clubs and a Rotary Community Corps participated. One club added a new member. Clubs in Watertown NY and Ottawa ON were featured on local TV. Participants said that the events increased club spirit, built teamwork and increased visibility in the community. Clubs want to do a "bigger and better" event in the coming Rotary year.
 
Rotary Days was a great initiate that will bring even more benefit in years to come.
 
Rotary Day of Service Martha Weaver 2015-04-02 00:00:00Z

Notices March 29

 
District Training Assembly April 18
Have you registered?  There is no cost, but we need numbers for catering.
 
Are you going to the International Convention in Sao Paulo, Brazil?
Contact DG Ariane to see about arranging a district get-together.
 
Club Certification for Vulnerable Persons Program
The article on protection of youth and vulnerable persons below traces some of the history of our current policy.  The article also announces the certification process that will be starting in the district in order to be in place for July 1, 2015.  All necessary documents are attached to this bulletin and have been sent to club presidents and club presidents elect by special email message.
 
Did you read this month’s Rotarian and Rotary Canada?
The Rotarian p. 16, 17 features Sherri Agnew, from Kingston, as the first female captain of the Canadian curling team.
Rotary Canada, p. 6, 7 features the presentation made to Prime Minister Harper in October and on p. 7, a picture of yours truly, your District Governor.
 
Links
 
Attachments
A poster from the Montreal Scotiabank Run is attached, as well as the Watertown Foundation Walk.  Take a look at Prescott’s newspaper article on their 4-way test essay contest.
 
Notices March 29 2015-03-29 00:00:00Z

Is your club looking for a First Nations project?

 
The attached request for funding has been received for sharing with the clubs in District 7040.  The funding request was received by the Honouring Indigenous Peoples Board, a new organization bringing Rotary and First Nations together in support of education for indigenous peoples.  Our mandate is to review and approve such requests before sharing them with Canadian Rotary clubs. 
 
The urgent request is from the First Nations Community of Landsdowne House, a fly-in community located 480 km northeast of Thunder Bay for financial assistance to help them purchase and install a desperately new playground for their community education centre. 
 
The documents included in this funding request, and added to downloads below are:
  • Honouring Indigenous Peoples request for funding support (to be forwarded to clubs);
  • Supporting Documents (only forwarded to clubs upon request):
    • Neskantaga Education Centre request letter; and,
    • Playground quote
If you have any questions, comments, and/or concerns please contact:
Kevin Webb, HIP Project Co-Chair at kwebb@crcid.org
Chris Snyder, HIP Founder & Chair at chris@eccgroup.ca
 
Is your club looking for a First Nations project? 2015-03-29 00:00:00Z

Regional Walk for the Rotary Foundation in Montreal

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Last Friday, the 5k was 93% full.  During the week-end, all the places left were fill in. Canada Running Series re-open 150 additional spots for the 5k.
You must register online now before we sell out.Please contact Manon Lennon at 514.862.2392 to receive your free registration pin code.  First come, first serve!
 
Event Highlights
Date:Sunday Apr 26, 2015
Start Times:5k at 8:30am, 21k at 10:00am
Location:Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal
Course:Ste-Helene Island & Notre-Dame Island
 
Click on https://secure.eventsonline.ca/reg/crs/  to Register / Fundraise / Donate to the Rotary Foundation Canada, District 7040
 
Regional Walk for the Rotary Foundation in Montreal 2015-03-29 00:00:00Z

Rotary Club of North Renfrew (Deep River)

 
The Rotary Club of North Renfrew was Chartered in May 2006 and has had a maximum membership of 22 but currently has 18 very active members. Their Participation score is well over 100% and often topped the district’s list of clubs. This Rotary Club is certainly an example of what all Rotary Clubs a striving to be.
There is only so much space, so maybe a list of ongoing successes maybe be the most word efficient why of highlighting this club.
  • 44% of their current membership are female.
  • Youth Exchange program since 2006
  • Interact program, very active with approximately 50 students.
  • Earlyact Club was started in the fall of 2013 with about 12 members.
  • Since 2006 the Club has been successful in receiving 7 District Simplified Grants and 1 Matching Grant for a total of about $36,947.
  • Since 2006 the members have contributed $29,988 USD to the Rotary Foundation
  • The Club supports many Community Projects and Events
    • North Renfrew Family Services
    • Canada Day celebrations
    • Rhubarb Lunch
    • Book Tree Project
    • Deep River Community Woods Project
So what is new for the Club?
In any effort to revitalize and focus the Club around an issue most members could support a new committee was formed, Environmental Working Group, which will look at a wide range of issues. An initial activity is a Community Waste Reduction Challenge and Reuse/Exchange Day (April or May 2015 ), both part of a broad Community Education Plan.
 
Another new committee is exploring the possibility of initiating a housing project for senior residents of the area. They are currently looking for possible building sites.
 
 
So what are the Challenges, for a club that is so successful?
Well it is the same problem of many clubs in our district. The Rotary Club of North Renfrew needs to attract new members and work on ways to prevent member burnout. In the short term they partner with local groups to provide people power and use their success Interact Program to their advantage. But to some extent their success hinders the effort to solve their membership problem.
 
A quote from the Club’s Publicity, Communication and Membership Committee:
“ Because of our high visibility in the community, there is a common perception that our members must either work too hard or that the club already must have 50 or more members or so to achieve everything we do, so no more members are needed. “
 
Rotary Club of North Renfrew (Deep River) 2015-03-29 00:00:00Z

Video contest - Share your story

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Video contest - Share your story 2015-03-26 00:00:00Z

Notices March 22

 
Presidential Citation – last call
Deadline is 31 March.  Does your club qualify?  See attachment below.  Email ariane.carriere@rotary7040.com
 
Club Certification for Vulnerable Persons Program
The article on protection of youth and vulnerable persons below traces some of the history of our current policy.  The article also announces the certification process that will be starting in the district in order to be in place for July 1, 2015.  All necessary documents are attached to this bulletin and will be sent to club presidents by special email message.
 
Doing good just got easier!
A new form for Rotary Direct Canada, Rotary’s recurring giving program, is attached.  Rotary Direct saves time, money, and lives.  The American link can be found on www.rotary.org
 
Did you read this month’s Rotarian and Rotary Canada?
The Rotarian p. 16, 17 features Sherri Agnew, from Kingston, as the first female captain of the Canadian curling team.
Rotary Canada, p. 6, 7 features the presentation made to Prime Minister Harper in October and on p. 7, a picture of yours truly, your District Governor.
 
Links
 
Attachments
A poster from the Montreal Scotiabank Run is attached, as well as the Watertown Foundation Walk.  Look at the Clayton NY Interact challenge, a very interesting project.
Notices March 22 2015-03-24 00:00:00Z

Youth Protection

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As stated in Rotary’s Abuse and Harassment Prevention Training Manual and Leaders Guide, “Rotary International has a long and successful history of providing service to youth. Each year, more than 250,000 young people participate in Rotary International youth programs such as Interact, Rotary Youth Exchange, and RYLA. In addition, many club and district mentoring programs, immunization efforts, job training programs, literacy projects, and other initiatives are designed specifically to help young people.”
 
With this level of activity involving youth, the potential to attract sexual predators became apparent as incidents in Rotary were being reported with the same frequency as non-Rotary youth program.  Although somewhat behind other youth programs at the turn of the century, Rotary became actively involved in 2005 starting with the Youth Exchange Program.  They then required that district youth exchange programs obtain RI certification to participate.  This requirement went a long way in standardizing a program that had previously functioned on a district by district basis with a wide assortment of various degrees of compliance, rules, regulations, or lack thereof.   RI tasked districts to establish procedures to certify their clubs before they could participate in youth exchange.  At this point sexual abuse and harassment training and police background checks for adult volunteers were mandated.  This was the beginning of an evolving process regarding youth protection.
 
Rotary, in its current statement of conduct for working with youth,”strives to create and maintain a safe environment for all youth who participate in Rotary activities. To the best of their ability, Rotarians, Rotarians’ spouses and partners, and other volunteers must safeguard the children and young people they come into contact with and protect them from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.”
 
The term New Generations was coined by Past RI President Luis Giay in 1996.  New Generations Service became Rotary’s fifth Avenue of Service in 2010.  The most recent Council on Legislation changed the name to Youth Service.  Until such time when all documents have been updated to reflect the new terminology, both terms are used interchangeably.  RI has expanded their youth protection programs to encompass all Rotary programs involving youth, not just Youth Exchange.  In January 2014 District 7040 appointed a Youth Service Chair who was charged to review and edit the District 7040 Youth Protection Policy that was already in place, and to guide clubs involved with any youth program in their compliance with RI policy.
 
District 7040 Youth Protection Procedures were reviewed and agreed to at the September District Council in accordance with the RI guidelines, and are published on the District web site under Avenues of Service | Youth Services | Youth Protection Policies.  We are now ready to begin certifying all clubs or programs involving vulnerable persons, much like the current Youth Exchange club certification process, as approved at the February District Council.  The club certification documents are now available on the D7040 website at Avenues of Service | Youth Services | Youth Protection Policies.   If a club chooses not to complete the certification, it will not be able to participate in any D7040 Rotary program involving vulnerable persons, effective with the next Rotary year beginning July 1, 2015, or until such time certification is obtained.  Any uncertified club activity with vulnerable persons after that date would likely invalidate your club’s insurance.
 
Youth Protection Kevin Laplante, Youth Protection Officer 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z

News from the Montreal area

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At the moment I am now, until next June 30 AG for Montreal and l’Est de Montréal. I remain on the Extension Committee and with Claude Laliberté we are starting to work on a STRATEGIC PLAN FOR EXTENSION, which is intimately related to club restructuring going on at l’Est de Montréal.
 
L’EST de MONTRÉAL started the year with two members, President and Sec.-Treasurer, and recruited two more, including a dynamic President-Elect.  Five or more should be joining in the coming days. Dues are paid, intensive training is going on and hopes are high to have a vibrant club within the next two months. L’Est de Montréal’s initial community project is to work with the Community to foster its sense of pride (in reaction to past negative publicity).
 
MONTREAL is moving along with its involvement with homelessness in collaboration with an organization called Méta-d’Âme specialized in social reinsertion through day center and transition apartments. Nine boxes of food were collected for them and members went with them for a day of volunteering at Moisson Montréal food bank as our way to participate in Rotary Day of Community Service. A Gobal Grant Application is almost ready to go to TRF for a Water (US$153,472) and Sanitation (US$25,000) project in the Sironko Region of Uganda thanks to the support of more than a dozen other clubs.
 
Clubs and members are being regularly encouraged to get involved in district committees, training and events.
 
News from the Montreal area Bertrand de Cardaillac, Area Governor 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z

Rotary Foundation 37

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WEEK 37 DO ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS HAVE TO BE DONE THROUGH THE FOUNDATION?
 
The answer is no, however it is a wonderful way to get involved in your community. Community service projects are born when Rotary clubs from two or more countries join together to accomplish a community service project. These projects link and connect ideas from Rotary Clubs needing extra help with clubs in other countries that are willing to provide funds, materials and technical and professional assistance. Please share your service projects with the Rotary world and friends of Rotary by going to www.rotary.org, www.ideas.rotary.org and then sharing your project on Rotary showcase.
 
ARE YOU READY TO GET INVOLVED IN A COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT?
 
Rotary Foundation 37 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z

Notices March 8

 
Significant Achievement Award
Deadline is this week.  Do you have something significant that your club has done?  See attached.  Email ariane.carriere@rotary7040.com
 
Presidential Citation
Deadline is 31 March.  Does your club qualify?  See attachment below.  Email ariane.carriere@rotary7040.com
 
Doing good just got easier!
A new form for Rotary Direct Canada, Rotary’s recurring giving program, is attached.  Rotary Direct saves time, money, and lives.  The American link can be found on www.rotary.org
 
District Governor’s calendar
The majority of clubs in the district have been visited, with only a few more to go.  Check the updated Governor’s calendar under the District tab on our website.  Contact me if your club has an occasion coming up that you want me to attend.
 
Is your club information up to date?
Has your club recently changed its meeting place?  When was the last time that you went to the club information section on the district website to see if all the club information is current?  Is your executive for next year listed on the district site?  Don’t forget, your information is also integrated with RI.
 
Grants
Applications for 2015-16 District Grants are now online on the district website, go to the Foundation tab.  The deadline for applications to Bette Miller, District Rotary Foundation Chair, is April 30.  The last Grants Management Seminar to get your club qualified will be on April 17, the night before the District Training Assembly.
 
Attachments
An update from the Montreal Scotiabank Run is attached, as well as the Watertown Foundation Walk.  Pancake breakfasts galore.  Look at the Clayton NY Interact challenge, a very interesting project.
Notices March 8 2015-03-08 00:00:00Z

Rotary Foundation Walk/Anniversary Luncheon, May 9, 2015

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Mark Saturday, May 9th on your calendar for a very special event in Watertown! A Rotary Foundation Walk in Watertown’s Olmsted-designed Thompson Park will be followed by a Luncheon to celebrate the club’s 100th Anniversary. As you walk through this beautiful hill-top setting you will pass through the New York Natural Heritage Museum, a zoo featuring wildlife, in natural settings, that now live or once lived in this part of the Northeast. You will walk through the new Fitness Trail and the Rotary Pavilion, both recent projects of Watertown Rotary, and see sites of future projects to be supported by Rotary and/or Rotarians, including a splash park, a playground, and a monument to the men & women of the nearby 10th Mountain Division. The main purpose will be to collect funds raised for the Rotary Foundation’s Annual Programs Fund. More, including cost and how to register, will follow soon. If you have questions now, however, you can contact watertownrotary@gisco.net .
 
Rotary Foundation Walk/Anniversary Luncheon, May 9, 2015 2015-03-08 00:00:00Z

Rotary Foundation 36

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WEEK 36 WHAT IS THE ROTARY FOUNDATION’S “WORLD FUND”?
 
At the end of every contribution year, each Rotary district’s contributions to the Annual Programs Fund are divided into two funds: 50 percent is credited to the World Fund (WF) and 50 percent is credited to the District Designated Fund (DDF). The World Fund is used by The Rotary Foundation to pay for the worldwide programs available to all Rotary districts, regardless of specific contributions.
 
IT IS THIS FUNDING FORMULA WHICH TRULY MAKES THE ROTARY FOUNDATION AN INTEGRAL PART OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL.
 
Rotary Foundation 36 2015-03-08 00:00:00Z
Using Rotary’s online tools can enhance your effectiveness
 
Rotary Club Central, Rotary Showcase, and Rotary Ideas were created to help clubs set goals, measure progress, attract project funding and volunteers, and publicize their work. Learn how using these tools can prepare your district for success.
Using Rotary’s online tools can enhance your effectiveness 2015-03-08 00:00:00Z

News from the Rotary Club of Ottawa

Prior to receiving an invitation to the “conversation” on maternal and child health between the PM and Bill Gates, our club had sent a thank you to the PM and the government for their continued support of the Polio eradication campaign.  This was particularly significant to our club since four of its members have travelled overseas to help with the immunization programmes.
 
We were pleased to learn of the vote among members of the Rotary Metro group to become a satellite club.  We are happy to be the sponsoring club and look forward to many joint ventures.
 
We have had two exceptional speakers during February.  James Jordan is the Safety Events Coordinator for the War Amps program.  James was born an amputee and is a shining example of the good work the War Amps program does.  Charles Melchers, one of our own members, works for Canada Border Services. He gives a clear, informative overview of the many facets of what this organization does…a timely topic, given the government’s emphasis on the dangers related to terrorism.
 
In anticipation of Rotaract Week, we held our annual Chilly Chili Sunday at the Ottawa Rotary Home.Members of the Metro Satellite club also joined us in providing the meal for our younger Rotarians.All of us toured the Adult Wing of the facility with their coordinator and Chair of the Rotary Home foundation, John Lark.John is a member of our club and we were pleased to learn that the foundation had been able to raise $50K more in 2014 than in the previous year.
 
A number of our club members attended the celebration of Rotary’s 110th birthday, hosted by MP Brad Butt.
 
We were pleased to have the recipient of our club’s Citizenship Award, given annually to a graduate of Lisgar Collegiate, visit our club this past Monday.Albert Savescu now attends McGill and was eager to finally connect with the club during his study week.
 
 
News from the Rotary Club of Ottawa Angela Kelly, Club president 2015-03-08 00:00:00Z

The Promise Quilt 2014-2015

 
The Promise Quilt of 2013-2014 with squares from last year’s governors’ quilters was auctioned off in October at the zone 2014 meeting. It was beautiful and very meaningful and was auctioned off on Saturday night to benefit Polio Plus. 
 
Once again we are asking you for a square from our district to assemble another “Promise Quilt” to benefit Polio Plus in 2015. The 2014-2015 quilt will be auctioned off at the 2015 zone meeting.
 
I am asking you for a decorated 10” square (using cotton cloth material) to be used in the next Promise Quilt. Ask your district quilter to leave a margin of one inch around the square to allow for stitching the pieces together. It will be assembled as part of the Promise Quilt 2015 in the coming year to be ready to display and auction off at the 2015 zone meeting to benefit the Polio Plus program. The goal is to have a square from each district from both zones 24 and 32.  Our Zone director will be doing one as well.
 
Can we find a person in our district to work on the square for the Promise Quilt? The squares can be applique, embroidered, patched, or even drawn on with cloth markers. PLEASE DO NOT USE GLUE to assemble pieces. We may want a representation of our geographical area, a special project our district is known for, an example of one of the six areas of focus, or anything you like. Make sure the district # and  zone # is on our square when completed. One square is less than an evening's project for a quilter in our district but everyone is busy and the sooner we choose a quilter, the sooner we will be able to give the district’s square to bring to zone. After completion, please let me know and send me a message so that I can collect it.
 
 
 
The Promise Quilt 2014-2015 Ariane Carriere, District Governor 2015-03-08 00:00:00Z

Happy World Rotaract Week!

Happy World Rotaract Week! 2015-03-08 00:00:00Z

Buruli Ulcer - RC Cornwall

 
Several clubs in Rotary District 7040 have joined the Cornwall Sunrise Rotary Club supporting a one year project which focuses on education, early detection and treatment of Buruli Ulcer, a disease which affects skin, and if left untreated can also affect the bone, with a devastating impact on its victims. It is endemic in the Ashanti Region of Ghana where this disease affects children in poor rural communities primarily and can result in long costly hospital stays, and significant morbidity and disability rates. The clubs are working with the ABURA Foundation.
Buruli Ulcer - RC Cornwall Martha Weaver 2015-03-04 00:00:00Z

Kaisagat Primary School

Kaisagat Primary School Martha Weaver 2015-03-02 00:00:00Z
Notices March 1
 
Significant Achievement Award
Deadline is 15 March.  Do you have something significant that your club has done?  See attached.
 
Presidential Citation
Deadline is 31 March.  Does your club qualify?  See attachment below.
 
Is your club information up to date?
Has your club recently changed its meeting place?  When was the last time that you went to the club information section on the district website to see if all the club information is current?  Some clubs do not show up on our district map because there is no latitude and longitude listed for the meeting location.   Through ClubRunner, this is a club function that the club needs to keep updated.  Your information is also integrated with RI.
 
Grants
Applications for 2015-16 District Grants are now online on the district website, go to the Foundation tab.  The deadline for applications to Bette Miller, District Rotary Foundation Chair, is April 30.  The last Grants Management Seminar to get your club qualified will be on April 17, the night before the District Training Assembly.
 
Attachments
An update from the Montreal Scotiabank Run is attached.  News will be coming soon about a walk in Watertown on May 9.  For a Polio Update, check attachment below.
 
Links to Downloads
 
Notices March 1 2015-03-02 00:00:00Z

Message from District Literacy Chair

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As we celebrate Rotary International’s Literacy theme during March, each club in our District is challenged to ask themselves the following question, 
 
What project(s) does our club have to support literacy?
 
Last fall’s article focused on some literacy statistics internationally, nationally and within our District. The plan for District literacy was also summarized.  
 
The District literacy plan includes encouraging clubs to consider taking on the Dictionary4Life project which the Rotary Club of West Ottawa is offering to expand and administer. I am very pleased to report that the Rotary Clubs of Prescott and Kingston-Waterfront have ordered dictionaries for this coming fall in addition to the continuing 8 Ottawa area clubs (West Ottawa, Nepean- Kanata, Ottawa Bytown, Ottawa, Stittsville, Orleans, South Nepean, Ottawa South) that are already involved in the project.  The District order was our largest order to date for 1,096 books. As you assess your club’s literacy projects please consider the Dictionary4Life project.  If you’d like evidence of how you can make a difference in a Grade 3 student’s life please view the winning one-minute video at http://youtu.be/uCwcZQKQ6nE
 
“For most of us reading and writing are as natural as breathing.  But nearly 800 million adults worldwide lack the literacy skills needed to complete a job application, understand a child’s report card, or read a prescription.” (Source: Rotary International and the International Reading Association Literacy Project Guide) This latter document is an excellent guide for any club looking to either start a project or augment an already vibrant literacy program within your club.
 
Your club might consider one or more of these successful Rotary club literacy projects:
Improve access to books and learning materials
  • Book donations
  • Dictionary donations
  • Library support
Support schools and teachers
  • Adopt a school
  • Teacher training
Enhance classroom learning
  •  Early childhood literacy
  • Adult literacy
  • Student mentoring
  • Concentrated language encounter (CLE)
Promote community development
  • Improve community health
  • Address special needs
(Source: Rotary International and the International Reading Association Literacy Project Guide)
 
As always, I would be pleased to speak to any District 7040 club about literacy. Please contact me at lindaflynn@bell.net.
 
Message from District Literacy Chair Linda M. Flynn, District Literacy Chair 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z

March is Literacy Month

 
If you can read this…..Then a teacher had a positive influence in your life
 
March is Literacy Month 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z

Global Grant Scholarships and Rotary Peace Fellowships 2015

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Once again this year, D7040 is calling for applications for the District 7040 Global Grant Scholarship ($30,000) and for the Rotary Peace Fellowships (Master's Degree program as well as Certificate program).
 
Applications are due for both on April 15 with interviews for the Global Grant Scholarship taking place on Saturday April 25, 2015 and interviews for the Rotary Peace Fellowships taking place on Saturday May 9, 2015.
 
Application forms and details are found on the District 7040 website.
 
For more information please contact Katie Burke
 
Global Grant Scholarships and Rotary Peace Fellowships 2015 Katie Burke, PDG, Scholarship chair 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z

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Week 35 LAST WEEK I TOLD YOU WHAT SHARE WAS; NOW I’LL TELL YOU WHY IT IS CALLED SHARE.
 
The Rotary Foundation’s funding system is called SHARE because the name defines what the system does:
(1) Rotarians SHARE their resources with their fellow Rotarians around the world;
(2) The Rotary Foundation Trustees SHARE some of their decision-making responsibilities with the 540 Rotary Districts; and
(3) Rotarians SHARE Rotary with the world through their Rotary Foundation.
 
READY TO BECOME INVOLVED? ASK ME, AND I’LL LET YOU KNOW HOW!
 
Rotary Foundation 35 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z

Notices February 22

 
Is your club information up to date?
Has your club recently changed its meeting place?  When was the last time that you went to the club information section on the district website to see if all the club information is current?  Some clubs do not show up on our district map because there is no latitude and longitude listed for the meeting location.   Through ClubRunner, this is a club function that the club needs to keep updated.  Your information is also integrated with RI.
 
Have you ever attended a District Council?
District executive, AG’s and committee chairs will gather in Cornwall on Saturday, February 28 at 9:30 for the third District Council meeting this year, and to work on the District Strategic Plan 2015-2018.    Come and find out what is happening!  Come and take part in the forming of a strategic plan!  Come and discuss the Youth Protection Qualification Process for 2015-2016.  Register from Events on the left.
 
Grants
Applications for 2015-16 District Grants are now online on the district website, go to the Foundation tab.  The deadline for applications to Bette Miller, District Rotary Foundation Chair, is April 30.  The last Grants Management Seminar to get your club qualified will be on April 17, the night before the District Training Assembly.
 
Rotarian Spouse/Partner Service Award
Honor spouses and partners of club members for showing their commitment to Rotary through exemplary humanitarian service.  District governors can nominate.  Please send nominations before 1 March. Download the nomination form
 
Notices February 22 2015-02-22 00:00:00Z

World Rotaract Week March 8 -15, 2015

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Every year, World Rotaract Week honors the chartering of the first club in North Carolina, USA, on March 13, 1968. Rotaract, for ages 18-30, was officially inaugurated during January 1968 under R.I. President Luther Hodges. World Rotaract Week, observed annually the week of March 13th is designed to foster Rotaract-Rotary activities in celebration of the founding of the Rotaract program. It is a time for celebrating the success and importance of the Rotaract program.
 
This event is also an excellent opportunity to inform members of your community about the amazing work that Rotaract clubs do, and give them an opportunity to get involved.  Rotaract clubs and their sponsor Rotary club have the freedom to explore a variety of methods of participating in World Rotaract Week. Rotaractors can decide the best way for their club to celebrate the Rotaract program – completing one, two or an entire week’s worth of activities. After the club has completed its World Rotaract Week commemorative events, the sponsor Rotary club can download a certificate of recognition for presentation to the Rotaract club.
 
Suggestions to commemorate Rotaract’s anniversary:  
  • Invite Rotaractors to Rotary club meetings and vice versa.
  • Conduct a joint project with a Rotary club.
  • Encourage a nearby Rotary club to sponsor a new Rotaract club in its area.
  • Plan a literacy day to be held annually.
  • Give a presentation about Rotaract to a Rotary club that does not sponsor a Rotaract club.
  • Publicize Rotaract in local media.
  • Encourage cross-promotion between Interact, Rotary Youth Exchange, RYLA, and other community youth organizations.
  • Partner with international Rotaract clubs.
  • Establish monitoring programs between Rotaractors and Interactors, as well as, with Rotarians.
  • Introduce potential members from Interact by inviting them to a meeting or a project.
Participating clubs can receive special recognition from Rotary International. 
 
World Rotaract Week March 8 -15, 2015 Patricia (Pat) Brown, District Rotaract Chair 2015-02-22 00:00:00Z

Rotary Leadership Institute

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Rotary Leadership Institute Parts 1 & 2 in English 0800 - 1600
Are you a new member of your club - less than 3 years? Is retaining members something your club is working on?  Want to know more about Rotary and your role?
 
Then, in one day, you can get answers to all of these questions and more at RLI/IRL.  Please indicate the session you wish to attend with your registration.  There will be a minimum of 6 in a session and a maximum of 15.  Lots of one-on-one work - no 'talking heads'!!
 
Please register before March first.
 
Rooms are available Friday night at the Quality Suites Pointe-Claire, 6300 Autoroute Transcanadienne, Pointe Claire.  There is a special Rotary rate of $104 CAN for 1-4 people in a room (plus taxes).  Please call the hotel directly at 514-426-5060 or email cn333v@whg.com before 1 March to reserve your room.
 
Rotary Leadership Institute 2015-02-22 00:00:00Z

Rotary 110 years

 
We have 15 new members so far this month!
Time to celebrate!
 
Rotary 110 years 2015-02-22 00:00:00Z

Rotary Foundation 34

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WEEK 34 WHAT IS SHARE?
 
Through SHARE, Rotary districts share in the decision-making process by choosing which Rotary Foundation programs they wish to support and participate in. The Annual Fund SHARE system is the mechanism by which Rotary Foundation program awards are distributed worldwide. Through the SHARE system, contributions to The Rotary Foundation are transformed into District Designated Funds (DDF)—the funds your district can allocate and to the World Funds-The funds the Trustees allocate. By giving to Annual Fund-SHARE we support both local and international efforts!
 
YOU CAN HELP OUR DISTRICT AND SUPPORT AMAZING PROJECTS BY GIVING TO THE ANNUAL FUND-SHARE DESIGNATION.
 
Rotary Foundation 34 2015-02-22 00:00:00Z

PolioPlus Certificate of Appreciation January 2015

 
PolioPlus Certificate of Appreciation January 2015 2015-02-22 00:00:00Z

Rotary's 110th Birthday

On February 23, give Rotary its Greatest Birthday Gift.

 
Help end polio by hosting a World's Greatest Meal to Help End Polio event. Easy, fun, anyone can do it - clubs, individuals - all funds go through RI as usual and all usual credits apply (club, district, Paul Harris, etc.).

The Gates Foundation gives twice what you give, so, go ahead, and spend some of Bill's money. WGMeal shares your event stories & photos globally.  Register @ www.wgmeal.com.
 
Let's Light Up Rotary by lighting up children's lives!
 
Rotary's 110th Birthday 2015-02-15 00:00:00Z

Rotary Foundation 33

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WEEK 33 WHAT ARE SOME FINANCIAL BEST PRACTICES WITH GRANT FUNDS?
 
  1. Follow your spending plan to distribute and use grant funds for the stated purpose in a timely manner.
  2. Make project-related expenditures by check or other traceable method.
  3. If payments are made electronically by one person, maintain a paper trail showing that the payment was approved by both signatories.
  4. Maintain detailed receipts and record each transaction in a ledger. The ledger should list each transaction, noting the date, amount, and reason for the transaction.
  5. Make sure to share the information so grants run smoothly and funds are secure!
THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR GRANT OVERSIGHT TOP NOTCH!
Rotary Foundation 33 2015-02-15 00:00:00Z
Notices February 15
 
There is a lot of information in these notices and in the download section.  Be sure to check them all.
 
Rotary Leadership Institute Parts 1 & 2 in English 0800 - 1600
Are you a new member of your club - less than 3 years? Is retaining members something your club is working on?  Want to know more about Rotary and your role?
 
Then, in one day, you can get answers to all of these questions and more at RLI/IRL.  Please indicate the session you wish to attend with your registration.  There will be a minimum of 6 in a session and a maximum of 15.  Lots of one-on-one work - no 'talking heads'!!
 
Please register before March first, check Events on the left.
 
Rooms are available Friday night at the Quality Suites Pointe-Claire, 6300 Autoroute Transcanadienne, Pointe Claire.  There is a special Rotary rate of $104 CAN for 1-4 people in a room (plus taxes).  Please call the hotel directly at 514-426-5060 or email cn333v@whg.com before 1 March to reserve your room.
 
Rotarian Spouse/Partner Service Award
Honor spouses and partners of club members for showing their commitment to Rotary through exemplary humanitarian service.  District governors can nominate.  Please send nominations before 1 March.
 
Download the nomination form
 
Webinar information
Now is the time to take action and help struggling clubs in your district. Attend this webinar for district leaders and discuss 6 steps to building an effective district strategy that will bring new energy to struggling clubs. It will be held on Wed, Feb 18, 7:00 pm EST/4:00 pm PST. Feel free to forward this invitation to others in your district or in Zones 24/32 who may have an interest in this topic.
 
The link to register and more information is below. The webinar is presented by the Zone 24W Rotary Coordinator team. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regist…/8169596059241770754
 
District Council
All Rotarians are invited to District Council which will take place February 28, 2015.  See details in Events at the left.  Be sure to register.
Notices February 15 2015-02-15 00:00:00Z

Links to RI newsletters:

Links to RI newsletters: 2015-02-15 00:00:00Z

Presidential Citation from President Gary Huang

 
Light Up Rotary is not just our theme for the year — it is a call for each of us to take action and make Rotary stronger. The 2014-15 Presidential Citation, attached to this bulletin will recognize Rotary clubs that take action to increase their membership, enhance their service impact, and expand their network.
 
Submit the completed form to your district governor no later than 31 March.
 
Presidential Citation from President Gary Huang 2015-02-15 00:00:00Z

District Governor 2017-2018

 
 
It is my pleasure to announce that Susan Bellor, from the Rotary Club of Massena, will be our District Governor 2017-2018. Congratulations Susan!
 
District Governor 2017-2018 Ariane Carriere , District Governor 2015-02-15 00:00:00Z
Notices February 8
 
Grants
Applications for 2015-16 District Grants are now online on the district website, go to the Foundation tab.  The deadline for applications to Bette Miller, District Rotary Foundation Chair, is April 30.  The last Grants Management Seminar to get your club qualified will be on April 17, the night before the District Training Assembly.
 
Let’s Talk about Membership
A series of Membership discussions is taking place on GoToMeeting.  You can attend from your computer and not leave your home.  All meetings take place from 7-8 pm, usually Tuesday and Thursday, see event on the district website for details.  The next Membership GoToMeeting will be on Feb. 11, with Satellite clubs, and on Feb. 12 with Associate membership & Friends of Rotary.
 
Area Governor and Presidents/President-Elect conversations
Get together with your Area Governor and area presidents/presidents-elect for a series of GoToMeetings.  See event for details.   The next GoToMeeting will be on Feb. 9 with the North West New York area group and Area Governor Tim Virkler.
 
Have you updated your club executives on the District Website and ClubRunner for 2015-16?
Even though Executive and Director positions have been carried over to the Year 2015-16, the names of the members may not have carried over.  The only names that were carried over were the names of the President-Elect and the Secretary.  This allows you to have access to the RI site as well.  You will need to fill in the names of all those in positions for next year. All clubs are now integrated through ClubRunner with RI.  Any information entered will automatically carry over to Rotary International.
 
 
 
Notices February 8 2015-02-08 00:00:00Z

What It Means to be a Rotarian

 
In a single word, Rotary means "oppor­tunities." Through Rotary membership, you can discover dozens of opportunities to enhance your life and enrich the lives of family and friends. There may be opportunities to establish close friendships with individuals around the world whom you would never have met, except through the magic of Rotary. There are opportu­nities to share with many others a common belief and philo­sophy of service, without any thought of personal return.
 
There are opportunities to work side-by-side with other community leaders whom we highly respect. There are opportunities to stretch your horizons by listening to interesting programs and enjoying the good times at the weekly meetings. There are opportunities to represent your profession and demonstrate how high ethical standards are a vital part of your day-to-day occupation.
 
There are opportunities to travel into virtually every land and find an open door and a cordial welcome to a totally new world of Rotary fellowship. There are opportunities to make your small part in the world really count through the achievements of the great and noble activities of Rotary's programs of service. There are opportunities to touch the lives of thousands of people whom you will never know, except through the rewarding glow of satisfaction which comes from knowing that somewhere, someone needed your help, and you took the time to do something. There are opportunities to join in the search for world peace and goodwill through the dynamic work of The Rotary Foundation.
 
And finally, all of these opportunities add up to one conclusion: Rotary helps you become a better person and makes the quality of your own life just a little richer and more meaningful.
 
What a wonderful feeling it is to have all of these oppor­tunities knocking at your door—just because you are a Rotarian!
 
What It Means to be a Rotarian From a speech by Past RI President Cliff Dochterman 2015-02-08 00:00:00Z

Rotary Clubs Can Apply for the Innovative and Flexible Club Pilot

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The RI Board of Directors is expanding the Innovative and Flexible Club pilot from 200 to 1,000 clubs beginning 1 July 2015 through 30 June 2017.  
Feedback from Rotary surveys and focus groups has shown that prospective and current members wish for flexibility to become or stay involved with a Rotary club. The Board would like more supporting data on how allowing clubs flexibility affects membership and club operations.
 
The Innovative and Flexible Club pilot, will evaluate the impact of various changes to meeting format, leadership structure, membership qualifications and requirements on a club’s ability to sustain and increase membership, implement successful programs and service projects, and support The Rotary Foundation.
 
To participate in this pilot, clubs must:
  • Have chartered before 30 June 2010
  • Be in good financial standing
  • Have at least 20 members
  • Not be participating in the 2011-17 membership pilots  
The deadline for submitting a pilot application form is 31 March 2015.  District and club officers will be notified of clubs selected to participate in June 2015.
 
Please contact us at ripilotprograms@rotary.org with any questions.
 
Rotary Clubs Can Apply for the Innovative and Flexible Club Pilot John Hewko, General Secretary of RI 2015-02-08 00:00:00Z

Rotary Foundation 32

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WEEK 32 WORDS FROM A FORMER GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE TEAM MEMBER:
 
“In Warsaw, Woijeich Sierpinski, a Rotary Club President, took me on a tour that I will never forget. We visited his parent’s house - where they lived during World War II. There in the kitchen, under a dusty stack of crates was a secret wood panel in the floor. Woijeich removed the panel to reveal a tiny room underneath the kitchen floor where his parents hid their neighbors - a Jewish family - during the war. As I stood speechless, listening to Woijeich describe how they evaded the Nazis, I realized the full value of the Group Study Exchange program.” Ian Oxman, Group Study Exchange member from California.
 
Rotary Foundation 32 2015-02-08 00:00:00Z

District 7040 Regional Rotary Foundation Walk in Montreal

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Walk, run, fundraise and/or donate to the Rotary Foundation Canada, District 7040
at the Charity Challenge organised by the Banque Scotia 21K de Montréal on Sunday April 26, 2015
Thanks for your support to the Rotary Foundation!

Rotary Foundation Canada, District 7040

 
Manon Lennon 514.862.2392
Chair, District 7040 Regional Rotary Foundation Walk in Montreal
 
District 7040 Regional Rotary Foundation Walk in Montreal Manon Lennon 2015-02-02 00:00:00Z

The New Club Invoice

 
Rotary members have been asking for a simpler dues process that will eliminate uncertainty about reporting and outstanding balances. We've heard you and are rolling out improvements in 2015. To pay your current dues or update your membership information, go to the Club Administration page, sign-in, and scroll down the page to the Club Invoice section.
 
New process easier for clubs
Beginning 1 January 2015, clubs will receive a one-page invoice that clearly states the amount owed for subscription fees (only those collected by Rotary), membership dues, and outstanding balances. Club officers will no longer need to recalculate bills, make adjustments, or fill out the eight-part semiannual report (SAR).
 
Better new member experience
To improve the new member experience, club secretaries are asked to register new and terminated members within 30 days, or by 1 January or 1 July, whichever is sooner, and to report incoming club officers by 1 February of each year. With more accurate membership records, Rotary can provide better service to clubs. For example, the sooner a club secretary reports a new member, the sooner this member will receive a welcome letter from Rotary and be eligible for all the privileges of membership.
 
Getting started
To begin planning for these improvements, Rotary is asking club and district officers to share the new invoicing and reporting policies with club members, and to prepare their clubs for monthly reporting. Also, encourage your club members to immediately report changes to their membership status to club officers, so this information can be updated in your club's membership records.
 
Questions
Wondering how the new process will affect you and your club, or want more information? Consult our frequently asked questions.

Feedback

You can send any questions or comments to clubinvoice@rotary.org.

Resources & reference

 
The New Club Invoice Rotary International 2015-01-31 00:00:00Z

The Rotary Foundation 31

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WEEK 31 WHAT IS A ROTARY FOUNDATION GLOBAL GRANT FOR VOCATIONAL TRAINING?
 
Established in 1965-66, the Group Study Exchange Program was an educational program that promoted international understanding through organized travel and personal contact. The program evolved as Rotary updated its grant model and placed this activity within global grants. Vocational training under global grants builds skills within a community by offering local training or by supporting groups of professionals traveling abroad for rigorous study in their profession or to teach local professionals about a particular field. This type of training is often effective in conjunction with a humanitarian project.
 
YOU CAN VOLUNTEER TO BE A VOCATIONAL TRAINING TEAM LEADER OR NOMINATE A NON-ROTARIAN VOCATIONAL TRAINING TEAM MEMBER - WHICH WILL IT BE?
 
The Rotary Foundation 31 2015-01-30 00:00:00Z

Many thanks

 
 
 
 
 
Thank you all. It was a wonderful day for the district.
 
What did your club do for January 24?
Many clubs participated in the January 24 Hunger Awareness Rotary Day of Service.  Send pictures.  To find out what clubs are already doing on a continuous basis for hunger awareness, go to our district website http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50214/Page/hunger-and-food-insecurity
 
Many thanks 2015-01-25 00:00:00Z

Rotary Peace Park in Stittsville

 
Two donations. A total of $20,000. Now, that’s a good start on a fundraising campaign that will see the creation of a peace park with a labyrinth in Stittsville this year. This will be the first such peace park with a labyrinth within the city of Ottawa.
 
These two major donations, one for $15,000 and one for $5,000, were announced by the Rotary Club of Ottawa-Stittsville, the driving force behind this peace park project, at a celebration to launch the fundraising component of the project on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at the Bank of Montreal branch on Hazeldean Road in Stittsville.  Rotarian Brad Spriggs is in the photo at right.
 
 
Rotary Peace Park in Stittsville 2015-01-25 00:00:00Z

Rotary Foundation 30

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WEEK 30 WHAT IS A ROTARY PEACE FELLOW?
 
Established in 2002, each year, Rotary selects individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of the peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship/field study expenses. Two types of peace fellowships are available. We offer master’s degree fellowships at premier universities in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention. Programs last 15–24 months and require a practical internship of 2–3 months during the academic break. Each year we award up to 50 master’s fellowships from these institutions:
 
 Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US http://rotarypeacecenternc.org/
 International Christian University, Japan http://www.icu.ac.jp/en/
 University of Bradford, UK http://www.bradford.ac.uk/external/
 University of Queensland, Australia http://www.uq.edu.au/
 Uppsala University, Sweden http://www.uu.se/en
 
HAVE SOMEONE IN MIND? NOMINATE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.
 
Rotary Foundation 30 2015-01-24 00:00:00Z

Notices January 25

 
Let’s Talk about Membership
A series of Membership discussions is taking place in January and February on GoToMeeting.  You can attend from your computer and not leave your home.  All meetings take place from 7-8 pm, usually Tuesday and Thursday, see event for details.  The next Membership GoToMeeting will be on Feb. 11
 
Area Governor and Presidents/President Elect conversations
Get together with your Area Governor and area presidents/presidents elect for a series of GoToMeetings.  See event for details.   The next GoToMeeting will be on Feb. 9 with the Jefferson County area group and Area Governor Tim Virkler.
 
Rotary Club Central
We are more than half way through the Rotary year.  It’s time to review your goals in Rotary Club Central, especially the Service tab, and mark your projects as completed.
 
District Communication Policy
The district has finished a communication policy (see English copy in attachments below).  We want to remind clubs that:
 
The District ClubRunner website and email capabilities are for District use and should not be used by clubs to reach other clubs, unless specific permission has been received from the District Governor.  According to RI Policy in the Manual of Procedure, the District and/or Club ClubRunner site is never to be used by an individual Rotarian to communicate with anyone else regarding political or religious issues.
 
Materials Attached to this Bulletin
Attached you will find 2014 Resources for Club Officers and contact information for your Club and District Support representatives.
 
Notices January 25 2015-01-24 00:00:00Z

Significant Achievement Award

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Significant Achievement Award
Has your club done something for your community this year that you are particularly proud of?  Consider forwarding information to DG Ariane.  You might be chosen for this award.
 
Criteria The RI Significant Achievement Award recognizes club projects that have done the following:
• Addressed a significant problem or need in the local community (international service projects, no matter how worthy, are not eligible for this award)
• Involved most or all of the club’s members in personal rather than monetary service
• Been commensurate with the size of the club and its available resources
• Enhanced the image of Rotary in the community
• Been able to be emulated by other Rotary clubs
• Been active during the Rotary year for which the award is being given (though it need not have been initiated, and may have been completed, in the current Rotary year)
 
An officer appointed by the RI president will determine whether nominations meet these criteria.
 
Eligibility Only projects carried out by a single club are eligible for this award, and only one club per district may be nominated. Projects previously recognized with an RI Significant Achievement Award are not eligible.
 
Who can nominate: District governors
Deadline: 15 March
Download the nomination form
 
Significant Achievement Award 2015-01-19 00:00:00Z
Notices January 18
 
Let’s Talk about Membership
A series of Membership discussions will take place in January and February on GoToMeeting.  You can attend from your computer and not leave your home.  All meetings will take place from 7-8 pm, usually Tuesday and Thursday, see event for details.  Tuesday this week will be about strategies and planning for a membership drive.  Thursday we will talk about corporate membership and what that means to your club.
 
Area Governor and Presidents/President Elect conversations
Get together with your Area Governor and area presidents/presidents elect for a series of GoToMeetings.  See event  for details.
 
4-way Test Banners
Is your club interested in retractable 4-way test banner with the new logo?  Contact Ariane for a picture of the design, also attached.  Cost will be approximately $260.00 CAD.
 
Update, Update, Update
Have you decided to “Carry over your Executive and Director positions to next year” on ClubRunner?  Check your club executive information.  Have you updated your Rotaract and Interact members on www.rotary.org ?  Have you entered the name of your President-Elect and other executive members?
 
Rotary Club Central
We are half way through the Rotary year.  It’s time to review your goals in Rotary Club Central, especially the Service tab, and mark your projects as completed.
 
Montreal Ville-Marie 25th Anniversary
See press release attached.
 
Notices January 18 2015-01-19 00:00:00Z

Rotary Foundation 29

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WEEK 29 DO LARGE GRANTS EVER TAKE PLACE HERE?
 
Yes! Rotary global grants can have large projects, scholarships, vocational teams all here in the US or in Canada…or in any Rotary country/region. One of the most amazing aspects of our great foundation is that there are opportunities for large projects where ever there is need. Criteria must be met but there have been and will continue to have large-scale projects in “developed” countries. If you want to see them in motion go to vimeo.com and view the wonderful Grant done after Katrina hit…See your Foundation and other nations come together to help where there is great need!
 
YOUR FOUNDATION SUPPORTS THOSE IN NEED WHICH MAY BE IN YOUR TOWN!
 
 
Rotary Foundation 29 2015-01-19 00:00:00Z

Club invoicing

Club invoicing 2015-01-16 00:00:00Z
Notices January 11
 
January is Rotary Awareness Month
Who will you tell about Rotary?  Do you brag about your Rotary club?  See the article on the district Facebook page.
 
Let’s Talk about Membership
A series of Membership discussions will take place in January and February on GoToMeeting.  You can attend from your computer and not leave your home.  All meetings will take place from 7-8 pm, usually Tuesday and Thursday, see event for details.
 
Area Governor and Presidents/President Elect conversations
Get together with your Area Governor and area presidents/presidents elect for a series of GoToMeetings.  See event  for details.
 
4-way Test Banners
Is your club interested in retractable 4-way test banner with the new logo?  Contact Ariane for a picture of the design, also attached.  Cost will be approximately $260.00 CAD.
 
Update, Update, Update
Have you decided to “Carry over your Executive and Director positions to next year” on ClubRunner?  Check your club executive information.  Have you updated your Rotaract and Interact members on www.rotary.org ?  Have you entered the name of your President-Elect and other executive members?
 
Rotary Club Central
We are half way through the Rotary year.  It’s time to review your goals in Rotary Club Central, especially the Service tab, and mark your projects as completed.
Notices January 11 2015-01-12 00:00:00Z

Rotaract in India

Hello, hope all is well!

I wanted to pass along a thank you note from Palash Bardhan. He heads up one of the NGOs that built 20 toilets in a few villages around Basirhat, about 2 hours east of Calcutta. It was a 3-hour trip each way, but we managed to spend a few hours meeting with beneficiaries, hearing their stories and taking lots of photos.
Krishna
 
Dear District 7040,
Hearty greetings from Atghara Sanhati Kendra, a grass roots level NGO working for holistic rural development for the deserving people in 3/4 blocks under North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, India.  This is for your kind information that we had the opportunity to get assistance from Rotary including your support for 20 low cost toilets from RID 7040.
 
On last 28th December, three Canadian friends led by Mr. Krishna have visited a several units at our project area. They have showed their interest and we were also moved for their tolerance in all aspects including food.
 
On behalf of our organization we like to covey our sincere thanks to you & your colleagues for supporting us for the Project Dignity.  We hope we will get your support in future for the implementation for the Project Dignity and also other needed activities for the deserving people.
 
We wish you all the best and convey our best wishes for the Happy New Year 2015 for all of you.
 
With warm regards,
Palash Bardhan
General Secretary, Atghara Sanhati Kendra
 
Rotaract in India Krishna Ruthnum 2015-01-12 00:00:00Z

Rotary Foundation 28

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WEEK 28 Distinguished Rotary Foundation Alumni:
 
Some of the world’s most distinguished leaders are alumni of Rotary’s programs (current and past), including: Ambassador Otto Borch of Denmark, the late Carlos Alberto da Monta Pinto, Prime Minister of Portugal; Sadako Ogata, the former UN High Commissioner for Refugees; Bill Moyers, prominent television journalist and former deputy director of the U.S. Peace Corps; Paul Volcker, professor, economist and former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank; Sir William Dean, last governor of the Commonwealth of Australia; Philip Lader, former U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain; David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada, and renowned pianist Van Cliburn, winner of the first Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow.
 
THERE ARE MANY OTHERS AS WELL. WHO CAN YOU RECOMMEND THAT WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT ROTARY SCHOLAR?
 
Rotary Foundation 28 2015-01-11 00:00:00Z

Rotary Leader - Helping clubs and districts achieve success

 
How to Nominate a peace fellow in four easy steps
 
http://echo4.bluehornet.com/cimages/1a9b779738ea45ae53a1645e9689911f/141212_peaceapp.jpgNot all Rotary Peace Fellow candidates are lucky enough to find someone to guide them through the application process. And not all clubs and districts have an expert on fellowships to take the lead when they’re approached by a potential applicant. Here’s a timeline of steps that can help your club or district with the process.  In our district, applications are due April 15.
MY ROTARY: YOUR CLUB RESOURCE HUB
Make a New Year’s resolution to take advantage of Rotary’s online tools! Go to My Rotary to find time-saving resources for all your club needs:
 
Rotary Leader - Helping clubs and districts achieve success 2015-01-11 00:00:00Z

75th Anniversary Gala Montreal Westward

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The Rotary Club of Montreal Westward will be holding our 75th Anniversary Gala evening Friday January 23rd at 6:30 PM at the Montreal West Town Hall, 50 Westminster south, Montreal West.
 
MP Marc Garneau is our special guest speaker and Mayor Beny Masella will be the Master of Ceremonies.
 
We have a special caterer, DJ and wine included. Cost $85.
 
We need to know your very precise numbers by Thursday January 15th at the latest - with your cheque to Montreal Westward Rotary by the 15th also as we are paying the caterer per person. Please e-mail me so that I can keep track of numbers.
 
Please list the names of your guests. The main meal choice is chicken. If you or your guest cannot eat chicken, we can order salmon for those individuals if you specify ahead.
 
It will be a wonderful, fun evening. Please invite family and friends for our celebration.
 
Kathie Montgomery
 
75th Anniversary Gala Montreal Westward Kathie Montgomery 2015-01-11 00:00:00Z

Rotary Awareness Month

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GoToMeeting Schedule for January and February

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Time 7-8 pm
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Saturday
Jan. 12-17
Jacinthe Paillé
Fellowship night in Clayton
Alexander Patricio
Club Assessment /vibrant clubs
 
Jan. 19-24
Stephanie Battisti/
Jenn Grisi
Membership strategies, plans
Fay Campbell
Corporate Membership
Rotary Day
Jan. 26
Hadi Mortada
Uniendo
America
Nicaragua &
El Salvador
Feb. 9-14
Tim Virkler
Plattsburgh Rotaract
Satellite clubs
Associate membership, Friends of Rotary
DGND Interviews
Feb. 16-21
Organizing new clubs
Fred Carriere/
Ken Durand Jr.
Mentoring, sponsor recognition
Dwight Boyce
Doug Ryan or alternate
for DGND interviews
Feb. 23-28
Tom LaBombard
Best practices, screening potentials
Jean-Pierre Forté
E-clubs
District Council
March 2-7
Ottawa Metro
Cora Beking
Gerry Lambert
 
International Service
 
  1. Membership meetings are generally on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Some changes had to be made because of club schedules.
  2. All GoToMeetings run from 7 to 8 PM.
  3. All area governor and club schedules have been checked to avoid conflicts.  If the date listed for you does not work, notify me ASAP.  As you can see there is not a lot of wiggle room.
  4. Club presidents, presidents-elect and any other executive members are welcome, as long as we do not go over 25 for any session.
  5. PDG Bonnie and Iqaluit can join in with any other grouping.
  6. The only Saturday that will work for the Ottawa Valley group is February 21 unless we need to reschedule the DGND interviews.
GoToMeeting Schedule for January and February 2015-01-04 00:00:00Z

Rotary Foundation 27

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WEEK 27 HOW THE ROTARY FOUNDATION TOUCHED ONE PERSON’S LIFE:
 
“What we do is touch other people . . . open the horizon to them . . . say ‘You matter.’ You see, the five men who chose me to become a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar are gone . . . but they’re not. They never will be. Because along the way, I will in my own way share with others - and have - what those five men and the 60 members of the Marshall (Texas) Rotary and the tens of thousands of other members of Rotary did in 1956 when they said, ‘Bill Moyers, you can matter.’”  Bill Moyers, TV journalist and commentator, and former Deputy Director of the Peace Corps.
 
DO YOU HAVE A ROTARY FOUNDATION STORY?  SEND IT IN.
 
Rotary Foundation 27 2015-01-04 00:00:00Z

Wearing Your Rotary Pin

Do you wear your Rotary pin each day? When you wear your pin people you know and work with will see that you are proud to be a Rotarian. They may even ask you about Rotary. You might tell them that Rotary is a group of people who pool their resources and use their talents to serve their communities. That Rotarians' dedication to serve is best expressed in our motto: Service Above Self.
 
Someone might even ask you how to join Rotary, and you could invite them to attend a meeting or join in working on a service project.
 
Not only does wearing your Rotary pin raise awareness of Rotary among friends and colleagues, it is a reminder that you are part of a group of people who live their lives by the ethical guide of The Four-Way Test:
 
Of the things we think, say or do
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 
When people make the connection between your Rotary pin and your ethical behavior they will gain a deep insight into what Rotary is about.
Wearing Your Rotary Pin Martha Weaver 2014-12-28 00:00:00Z
Notices December 28
 
Let’s Talk about Membership
A series of Membership discussions will take place in January and February on GoToMeeting.  You can attend from your computer and not leave your home.  All meetings will take place from 7-8 pm, usually Tuesday and Thursday, see article for details. 
 
What is your club doing for January 24?
Many clubs are participating in the January 24 Hunger Awareness Rotary Day of Service.  To find out what clubs are already doing on a continuous basis for hunger awareness, go to our district website http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50214/Page/hunger-and-food-insecurity
 
Our Rotaractors in India
 
4-way Test Banners
Is your club interested in retractable 4-way test banner with the new logo?  Contact Ariane for a picture of the design.  Cost will be approximately $260.00 CAD.
 
Showcasing our District
Continuing this week, we will be featuring articles written by each of the Area Governors for their group of clubs.  Read what others in the district are doing.
 
Third Annual Fellowship Dinner – Clayton
See invitation attached.
 
Notices December 28 2014-12-28 00:00:00Z
North Central NY Rotary Clubs - Busy as usual
 
Massena, Canton, Potsdam, Ogdensburg and Gouverneur are all busy with their annual cycle of fundraisers, recognitions, donations and community service projects. 
 
Massena tried a new fundraiser this fall a “Shania Twin” concert which was not only a lot of fun but very successful. 
 
Canton, Potsdam and Massena have been busy raising funds and assisting local organizations with putting holiday baskets together for needy families within their local communities.
 
Potsdam's annual wheelchair race was fun as always and led to a significant donation to their international project, The Rotary Wheelchair Foundation.
 
The St Lawrence University ROTARACT in Canton, NY is having a great year.  They recently held a Run for Life event that raised over $12,000 on campus while at the same time inducted 19 new members into their club.
 
Ogdensburg held a successful golf outing and has also decided to move their meetings to a new location in town in order to better accommodate its members.
 
Gouverneur Rotary continues to sponsor an annual public speaking contest in the local high school which is one of the oldest in the state/nation.  Also coming up will be their Pink Flamingo Fundraiser whereby (if I have this correct, for a small donation you can have 1 or more Pink Flamingos put on your neighbors/friends’ yard :-)
 
Canton donated some Rotary (embedded emblem) Adirondack Chairs and is also partnering with the local school to build mini Rotary library boxes to put around the community.  
 
Both Potsdam and Canton made additional vocational award presentations to local high school students.
 
North Central NY Rotary Clubs - Busy as usual Gerald Lambert, Area Governor, NCNY 2014-12-28 00:00:00Z
Happy New Year 2015
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Membership GoToMeetings (online)
 
Schedule for Membership GoToMeetings January, February 2015, English only
A series of Membership discussions will take place in January and February on GoToMeeting.  You can attend from your computer and not leave your home.  All meetings will take place from 7-8 pm on the nights scheduled below, usually Tuesday and Thursday.  You do not need to register.  This counts as a make-up, so let your club secretary know you participated. 
 
Documents to preview for each session are on the district website http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50214/Page/membership, numbered according to each of the sessions below.  It is strongly recommended that you read these and perhaps write some questions for each topic.
 
Join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone through this link https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/127402085.  Please get connected a few minutes before 7:00 pm, since meetings will start promptly at 7:00. We are limited to 25 participants.  It is recommended that you use headphones to eliminate feedback.
 
You can also dial in using your phone. Canada (Long distance): +1 (647) 497-9351, Access Code: 127-402-085.
 
Date
Topic
Membership Committee Member
Jan. 15
1.Club Assessment, vibrant clubs
John Prim
Jan. 20
2.Membership strategies, plans
Johanna Raso
Jan. 22
3.Corporate Membership
Johanna Raso
Feb. 11
4.Satellite Clubs
John Prim
Feb. 12
5.Associate membership, Friends of Rotary
Claude LaLiberté
Feb. 17
6.Mentoring, sponsor recognition
Claude LaLiberté , Espen Jahnsen
Feb. 19
7.E-clubs
Claude LaLiberté
Feb. 24
8.Best practices, screening potentials
Bob Hanna, Gerry Lambert
Feb. 26
9.Organizing new clubs
Johanna Raso, Bertrand de Cardaillac
 
 
Membership GoToMeetings (online) 2014-12-28 00:00:00Z
Rotary Foundation 26
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WEEK 26 ROTARY DIRECT TESTIMONIAL FROM TERRY ZIEGLER IN 2014  “I received my Gift Acknowledgement from Rotary International today recognizing the contributions I made on a credit card through Rotary Direct in 2013.  This is one more reason to give by Rotary Direct - you get one Gift Statement at the end of the year rather than each time you mail a check.  That's in addition to the fact that it's automatic, it's easy - no checks to mail, no stamp cost (going up soon), and the fact that Rotary has determined that it costs them less to process contributions from credit cards than checks due to the low rate they pay, the rebate they receive from Visa ($ millions currently going to PolioPlus) and the labor required to process large numbers of checks.”
 
ROTARY DIRECT IS SAFE, SECURE AND EASY…SIGN UP TODAY!  YOU SELECT AN AMOUNT AND FREQUENCY THAT'S CONVENIENT FOR YOU. GET STARTED.
 
Rotary Foundation 26 2014-12-28 00:00:00Z

Corporate Memberships

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Clubs may consider implementing the following measures when setting up this membership category:
1. Approval. A corporate entity or organization can become an eligible corporate member of the Rotary club through an approval process established by the club.
2. Designees. Once an entity becomes an eligible corporate member through the established approval process, it may appoint up to four persons to be its designees, one of whom must be a member of that entity’s senior executive group; the others can be managerial individuals employed full time by the eligible corporation.
3. Changing designees. The club will determine the ability of the eligible corporation to change any of its designees so long as at all times one of them is a member of the eligible corporation’s senior executive group.
4. Inductions. A corporate member designee will be formally inducted into the club as established by the club.
5. Attendance. The attendance requirement for an eligible corporation will be established by the club.
6. Classification. The classification of the eligible corporation and its designees will be established by the club. Because a corporate member is an official member of the Rotary club, this classification will be counted toward the classification limits set forth in the RI Constitution, Article 5, Section 2(b).
7. RI registration. Each designee will be listed as an official member of the Rotary club and will be noted in the roster that they are designees of the named eligible corporation.
 
Corporate Memberships 2014-12-27 05:00:00Z
Youth Exchange Training
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District 7040 is offering Youth Exchange Training in Ottawa on Thursday, January 22nd from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Please see the information below and confirm your attendance via email to Cheryl Haydock cherylh@mihigroup.com  as soon as possible.  This training is also open to anyone involved in any youth activity, such as Adventures.  A similar event will take place in the Ottawa Valley in the new year.
 
What: District 7040 Youth Exchange Training
Youth Exchange Training 2014-12-21 00:00:00Z
Merry Christmas
 
Merry Christmas 2014-12-21 00:00:00Z
Working with Youth
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Rotary International Statement of Conduct for Working with Youth
Rotary International strives to create and maintain a safe environment for all youth who participate in Rotary activities. To the best of their ability, Rotarians, Rotarians’ spouses and partners, and other volunteers must safeguard the children and young people they come into contact with and protect them from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.
 
The District 7040 Youth Protection Policy
There are still many questions about the District Youth Protection Policy.  This is a policy approved by the District Council and posted on the District website | Avenues of Service | Youth Services | Youth Protection Policies.  It is a requirement if you or your club will participate in any youth related activity.  It is not optional. Our Canadian insurance company has stated that the $1,000,000 abuse liability coverage was added to the policy with the understanding that all clubs follow the Rotary International protocol.  The American insurance is similar.
 
 
The Abuse and Harassment Prevention Training Manual and Leaders’ Guide is designed to help Rotarians provide a safe and secure environment for participants in Rotary International youth programs. District governors, district youth protection officers and all district leaders involved with Interact, RYLA, and Youth Exchange should review these materials. Districts also may use these guidelines when working with other youth-related projects, such as scouting or mentoring, and any at-risk or vulnerable population, such as the elderly or disabled.
 
The training manual provides information and guidelines for developing and implementing an effective district abuse and harassment prevention program for youth protection. Topics include proper screening of adult volunteers working with youth (including privacy issues and recordkeeping), selection of youth participants, and effective training programs for Rotarians, non-Rotarian volunteers, and students.
 
The leaders’ guide consists of abuse and harassment prevention training sessions for all Rotarians involved in youth programs as well as specialized Youth Exchange training sessions for district Youth Exchange committee members, club counselors, host families, and students and their parents.
 
Working with Youth 2014-12-21 00:00:00Z
Clubs of the New York Lakes area
 
Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake and AuSable Valley have been actively fundraising and donating back to their communities.
 
Lake Placid just put on a Trivia Night which made over $3,000 for Literacy Projects.
 
Saranac Lake recently held a Job Fair with the Local Businesses.
 
Tupper Lake held a Blood Drive on November 20 at the Goff Nelson Library.
 
AuSable Valley will be presenting $10,000 to the Montreal Club to support a Water Project in Africa.  Except for AuSable Valley, which has five members and wants to bring in younger members, all these clubs have had a new member within the past couple months.
 
Clubs of the New York Lakes area Stephanie Battisti, Area Governor NY Lakes 2014-12-21 00:00:00Z
Notices December 21
 
Nominations for District Governor 2017-2018
This is a reminder that the deadline for District Governor nominations is December 31.  The nomination form can be found at www.rotary7040.com, Downloads.  The nominations need to be mailed to DG Ariane Carriere, 228 Fifteenth St. W. Cornwall ON Canada K6J 3J8, with an electronic copy to ariane.carriere@rotary7040.com .  Interviews are scheduled for February 14, 2015.
 
Showcasing our District
Continuing  this week, we will be featuring articles written by each of the Area Governors for their group of clubs.  Read what others in the district are doing.
 
District Communication Policy
The District Communication Policy has been translated and is attached to this bulletin.
 
Third Annual Fellowship Dinner – Clayton
See invitation attached.
 
Notices December 21 2014-12-21 00:00:00Z
PolioPlus Certificate of Appreciation November 2014
 

 
PolioPlus Certificate of Appreciation November 2014 Manon Lennon, PolioPlus Committee Chair 2014-12-21 00:00:00Z
Rotary Foundation 25
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WEEK 25 WORDS FROM A PAST ROTARY FOUNDATION AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLAR:
 
“The Rotary Foundation’s programs are all the more important because we live in a world of sharp contrasts: fear and hope, illness and good health, poverty and wealth. Worse, we live in a world in which inequalities of income, unemployment - and presumably exclusion from well-being - have sensibly increased in the last fifteen years, not so much between countries, but with countries, developed and developing alike. In such a situation, the role of The Rotary Foundation is of the utmost importance.” French Professor Rene Munier, 1967-68 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar.
 
WHY DON’T YOU NOMINATE A GRADUATE STUDENT FOR A SCHOLARSHIP?
 
Rotary Foundation 25 2014-12-21 00:00:00Z
Clubs of North West New York
 
The Rotary Clubs of Northwestern New York are made up of three clubs from the City of Watertown and three clubs from the Northern part of Jefferson County. The Watertown Clubs are the Noon Club, the Evening Club and the Sunrise Club. The Northern clubs are the Clayton Club, the Alexandria Bay Club and the Theresa Club. All clubs are strong, vibrant and actively engaged in services projects both on the local and international level.
 
The oldest Club in Jefferson County, the Watertown Noon Club, is proud to be celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year. The Club was established on December 3, 1914, and thus has the honor of being among the earliest Rotary clubs in existence. A delegation from the Watertown Noon Club attended this year's District Conference in Ottawa and gave a presentation highlighting their Club's long history, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edYr9M0fpUA&feature=youtu.be . The Club is also working on a centennial project which is water park/wading pool that will be placed in a Watertown City park.
 
The main service project for the Watertown Sunrise Club is Dodge Pond, which is a summer camp for handicap children. This year, Sunrise was a co-sponsor of an annual event in Watertown called Taste of the Town. The well attended event is a showcase of local restaurants, and as a co-sponsor the Sunrise Club was able to raise more money than even to support Dodge Pond.
 
The Watertown Evening Club is the newest Rotary Club in Jefferson County and has become very active in the Rotary community. The Evening Club has children as a focus, and they have partnered with a local school to provide food-filled backpacks for needy children. Evening Club has also started working with other Jefferson County Rotary clubs on the joint international service project committee.
 
Although it is the smallest Club in the County, the Theresa Club is a powerhouse in Jefferson County Rotary. The Club particularly focuses on local project and is known for their annual Chili Cook-Off, which raises thousands of dollars for Club projects. The Club's work is found all over their community, and the Theresa Rotarians embody the ideal of service above self.
 
The Clayton Club continues to be very active with numerous ongoing projects each year. A major fundraiser for the Clayton Club is their annual gun show, which is a well attended event in the community each year. Clayton Rotary also sponsors their own Taste of the Town event with all proceeds going toward the eradication of Polio. A unique event organized by the Club is the annual "Pumpkin Chunking" contest, where teams build catapults to see who can hurl a pumpkin the farthest into the St. Lawrence River. Instead of money this event collects food which is then donated to the community.  This year the Rotary Club of Clayton will be hosting the Third Annual Fellowship Event in Clayton.
 
The Alexandria Bay Club sits geographically between the Clayton Club and the Theresa Club in the Northern part of Jefferson County. Alex Bay Rotarians are active in their support of community based projects, and in addition have recently joined other Jefferson County Rotary Clubs on the joint international service committee. This year the Alex Bay Club stepped up and offered to host a dinner for the District Governor when she visited Jefferson County. The weather did not co-operate, but Rotarians from all over the County were able to enjoy a wonderful evening of fellowship at the Bonnie Castle Resort in Alexandria Bay. The Alex Bay Rotarians put on an outstanding dinner, and the event was a nice opportunity to showcase what the Club is all about.
Clubs of North West New York Tim Virkler, Area Governor NWNY 2014-12-15 00:00:00Z
Rotary Foundation 24
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WEEK 24 WHAT IS A ROTARY FOUNDATION GLOBAL GRANT SCHOLARSHIP?
 
Established in 1947, the original Ambassadorial Scholarship program, valued in excess of $20,000 was designed to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. With the launch of the Rotary Grants model, scholarships are now used to fund study by graduate students whose career goals support an area of focus. The funding is the same as a Humanitarian global grant with a minimum scholarship amount of US$30,000. Upon returning home, Rotary Scholars share with Rotarians and others their experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country, and what career they will go into in order to meet the six areas of focus and spread good will and understanding.
 
WHY DON’T YOU NOMINATE A GRADUATE STUDENT FOR A SCHOLARSHIP?
 
Rotary Foundation 24 2014-12-15 00:00:00Z

Active and Honorary Membership

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Active and Honorary Membership in Same Club
Members cannot simultaneously hold active and honorary memberships in the same club. However, a person may be an active member of one club and an honorary member of another club.  A satellite club member is also a member of the sponsor club.
 
Honorary Membership
The procedure for electing honorary members is detailed in article 7, section 6, of the Standard Rotary Club Constitution. Honorary membership is the highest distinction that a club can bestow and should be conferred only in exceptional cases. Clubs should grant honorary membership only as a distinction for meritorious service that embodies Rotary ideals or for permanent support of Rotary’s cause. (RCP 5.010.)
 
Honorary members are exempt from paying admission fees and dues, may not vote, and may not hold any office in the club. Such members do not hold classifications but are entitled to attend all meetings, wear the RI emblem, badge, or other RI insignia, and enjoy all the other privileges of the club. No honorary member of a club is entitled to any rights or privileges in any other club, except for the right to visit other clubs without being the guest of a Rotarian. Individuals may hold honorary membership in more than one club. (RIB 4.050.2.; SRCC 7, 6)
 
Honorary membership shall automatically terminate at the end of the term for such membership as determined by the board. However, the board may extend an honorary membership for an additional period. The board may revoke an honorary membership at any time.
 
Active and Honorary Membership 2014-12-14 05:00:00Z

Club Plans for Day of Service

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Clubs events for the Rotary Day of Service 24 January include:
 
Massena Rotarians and friends will fight world hunger with a community project to help stock the shelves of their local food pantries AFTER the holidays. Rotarians plan to collect non-perishable food items at the Massena Rotary Club meetings from December 9th to January 27th. The food will be sent to the food pantries at the end of January.
 
Laval Rive-Nord holds an annual wine and cheese tasting to raise funds for Le Relais Communautaire de Laval, and plans to do another another event for the 24th.
 
Watertown Rotarians are holding a Rotary showcase event at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Admission is free, and they are asking for donations of canned goods or cash, with all proceeds going to their local food banks.  There will be displays and exhibits; games for the kids; hot dogs, pretzels and other refreshments; and live music by the premier dance band in the North Country - Fred and The Eds!
 
What is your club planning for Rotary Day of Service? Please share with you AG so we all can be inspired.
 
Club Plans for Day of Service Martha Weaver 2014-12-05 00:00:00Z

From The Street To The Kitchen

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From The Street To The Kitchen Martha Weaver 2014-12-04 00:00:00Z

What is your club doing for the Rotary Day of Service 24 January 2015?

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What is your club doing for January 24?
Many clubs are participating in the January 24 Hunger Awareness Rotary Day of Service.  To find out what clubs are already doing on a continuous basis for hunger awareness, go to our district website http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50214/Page/hunger-and-food-insecurity 
 
HUNGER: In Canada 36.4% of those turning to food banks are children. And in 2012, 49 million Americans lived in food insecure households: 33.1 million adults and 15.9 million children.
 
Many of our District Rotary clubs have special campaigns throughout the year in support of local food banks and pantries.
 
You can help on Saturday January 24, 2015 when clubs throughout Rotary District 7040 join together with their communities in a Rotary Day of Service to support our local food banks.
 
Click "Read more" for resource documents about hunger and food banks, and PR templates your club can customize -- or contact District PI chair Martha Weaver for assistance.
 
Many templates are in MS Word and can be customized with your club logo. If you have not done so yet, log onto the Rotary website and under "manage" go to the brand center to create a logo.
 
What is your club doing for the Rotary Day of Service 24 January 2015? Martha Weaver 2014-11-26 00:00:00Z
Foundation Month Fundraiser - Draw for George Lewis painting
And the winner is…
 
Bruce Leslie, Rotary Club of Brockville
 
Thank you to all who donated.  We had several Rotaractors who donated.  They will now have a Rotary ID number with their sponsor Rotary club.
Foundation Month Fundraiser - Draw for George Lewis painting 2014-11-09 00:00:00Z
What a fantastic Rotary Foundation Dinner!
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Over 90 Rotarians and guests gathered at our District’s Annual Foundation Dinner at the Brockville Country Club on Wednesday, November 5th.
 
District Club Presidents and Foundation Chairs presented their Club’s Foundation donations to date plus announced their additional pledges to be submitted for this Rotary year by May.  We collected over $21,000 that night, with many more pledges coming.
 
Rotarians who became Paul Harris Fellows, Major Donors, Bequest Society Members, Paul Harris Society Members or Benefactors since last November were recognized.
 
Past Rotary International Vice-President and Past Foundation Trustee Chair Bob Scott told us about the latest news from our Foundation including PolioPlus.  We took a look at how our donations have come back to our District and, perhaps, to help fund your Club project.  We celebrated qualified clubs for this year’s Grant submissions and what their projects are which were funded by our donations three years ago.
 
For a complete list of recipients, check the Foundation Dinner document attached.
 
Many thanks for your commitment to sustaining our Rotary Foundation!
 
What a fantastic Rotary Foundation Dinner! 2014-11-09 00:00:00Z
2014 Rotary Curling Tour Team Heading to Scotland
Twenty-two Rotarians from across Ontario and Quebec will be touring Scotland during November 2014 in pursuit of fellowship and curling supremacy as they curl Scottish Rotarians in 12 different locations over the month.   The 2014 Team members from our district include Sherri Agnew (Captain) and Bill Beattie from the Rotary Club of Kingston as well as Dave Pelletier (Sgt. at Arms) from the Rotary Club of Kemptville.
 
Canadian and Scottish Rotarians meet and compete for the Transatlantic Rotary Curling Quaich every 2 years – alternating play between Canada and Scotland.   The first tour took place when a group of Canadian and American Rotarians traveled to Scotland way back in 1956 – and the tour has been going strong ever since.   The scores of all the games played at a dozen different curling rinks over the month are added together to determine the winner that year.  The 2014 team from Canada will be out for revenge after the touring Scot’s won the Quaich while touring Quebec and Ontario in 2012.  
 
While curling is the event – fun and fellowship are the name of the game.   On the ice the competition will be fierce.   Off the ice it will be an opportunity to tour Scotland, renew friendships, and meet new friends in the birthplace of the game.
  
You are invited to follow the team through the Team Blog – www.canada-scotland2014.com  and follow 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.
 
 
2014 Rotary Curling Tour Team Heading to Scotland 2014-11-09 00:00:00Z
November is Foundation Month
PROMOTE FOUNDATION MONTH ON FACEBOOK!
Rotary Foundation Month is November, and it's here. Let’s go viral!
 
 
  • Use the attached image as your profile photo during the month of November.
  • Share this video link to your Facebook to show how Rotarians make a difference – or post a story near and dear to you.
  • And encourage donations by adding the “give” link www.rotary.org/give as well!
November is Foundation Month 2014-11-02 00:00:00Z
World Interact Week
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During World Interact Week, Interactors and Rotarians around the world commemorate the chartering of the first Interact club. The celebration, which takes place during the week of 5 November, is an ideal time for Interact clubs and their Rotary club sponsors to carry out joint activities and promote the positive effect Interact clubs have on their communities.
 
While you’re planning your celebration, why not include the activities listed on the World Interact Week recognition form at www.rotary.org? Clubs that complete the activities and submit the form as instructed will receive special recognition from RI.
 
World Interact Week 2014-11-02 00:00:00Z
Prime Minister's message for World Polio Day
 
Prime Minister's message for World Polio Day Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada 2014-10-26 00:00:00Z
Prime Minister of Canada receives Polio Eradication Championship Award
Prime Minister of Canada receives Polio Eradication Championship Award 2014-10-26 00:00:00Z

PM Harper Recognized For Polio Eradication

PM Stephen Harper and District Governor Arriane Carriere
 
Rotary International recognized Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Saturday, 18 October, with the organization's Polio Eradication Champion Award for his efforts to support a polio-free world.
 
 “Rotary International and its partners are very close to eradicating polio. With a commitment of more than $580 million since 1988, Canada has been a major partner with Rotary International in the effort to eradicate polio.” ~ District Governor Ariane Carriere
 
 “I am honoured to receive this prestigious award that recognizes the significant efforts and contributions that our Government continues to make towards eradicating polio. We will continue to work with our partners to help put an end to this devastating childhood disease which can be prevented with a simple vaccine. ~ Prime Minister Stephen Harper
 
Learn how you can help eliminate polio forever at www.endpolio.org
PM Harper Recognized For Polio Eradication 2014-10-22 00:00:00Z
Rotary Foundation 14
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WEEK 14 WHAT IS THE ROTARY FOUNDATION’S ENDOWMENT FUND?
 
If you will remember, The Rotary Foundation is funded in two different ways: the Annual Fund and the Endowment Fund (formerly the Permanent fund). The Permanent Fund enables individuals to combine their gifts into a significant force to address the world’s greatest needs for generations to come. Donations to the Endowment Fund are made with outright gifts (cash, securities, real estate, tangible personal property or an Endowed Fund), life income agreements, or bequests by a will or trust. Contributions to this fund are invested for the future. Only earnings from their investments are used to support Foundation programs.
 
WHAT’S YOUR LEGACY? IF YOU WANT TO LEAVE A LASTING LEGACY TO THE WORLD THROUGH THE ROTARY FOUNDATION’S ENDOWMENT FUND - JUST ASK ME HOW AND I‘LL SHOW YOU.
Rotary Foundation 14 2014-10-06 00:00:00Z
Maternal and Child Health
Dr. Carrol Pitters is the Chief of Staff and Chief Medical Officer at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).  She holds an academic appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine, and her clinical role is as a staff physician in the Emergency Department at CHEO.
 
Dr. Pitters obtained her medical degree from the University of the West Indies and after a one-year internship at the University Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, she pursued her residency training in Paediatrics at CHEO from 1980-84.  She spent an additional year as a resident in Epidemiology and Community Medicine at the University of Ottawa, before beginning her medical career in the CHEO Emergency Department in 1985.
 
After serving as Associate Director of the Emergency Department for 4 years, she was appointed Medical Director and Chief of Emergency Medicine in 1996, a position she held for 10 years.  She then became the Chair of the Board of the Children’s Hospital Academic Medical Organization (CHAMO), a role she continues to hold.
Dr. Pitters was appointed Chief of Staff in 2010.  As CHEO’s senior physician leader, she is responsible for organizing the activities of the medical staff and for ensuring the quality of clinical care and patient safety.  In this role, she reports directly to the Board of Trustees.
 
Maternal and Child Health 2014-09-27 00:00:00Z
The Object of Rotary Made Simple
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We all think we choose what path we take in life, who we socialize and mix with, what views we hold. But those decisions are actually shaped by networks of people - David Brooks.
 
It does so by chartering local Rotary clubs and encouraging them to create Rotarians by advancing the Object of Rotary.  To make it easier to understand how the Object of Rotary can and does influence club members, here it is made simple.
 
The Object of Rotary Made Simple 2014-09-22 00:00:00Z
Rotary Foundation 11
WEEK 11 WHAT IS A PAUL HARRIS SOCIETY MEMBER?
 
The Paul Harris Society recognizes individuals who contribute US$1,000 or more each Rotary year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or an approved global grant. Paul Harris Society contributions count toward Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member (Annual Fund contributions only), Paul Harris Fellow, Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, and Major Donor recognition. Recognition consists of a chevron style pin provided by your District Paul Harris Society Coordinator. A US$1,000 gift in your name to The Rotary Foundation can create a legacy of helping many people live better lives around the world. 
 
I HAVE PAUL HARRIS SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP FORMS FOR YOU!
Rotary Foundation 11 2014-09-14 00:00:00Z
Ron Denham
F. Ronald (Ron) Denham Ph.D.
General Coordinator, Water Resources Group, 2004-08
Founding Chair, Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag)
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Ron Denham received his education in England where he obtained a B.Sc. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering.   In 1961, after obtaining an MBA in Business Administration, he entered the management consulting profession, eventually becoming Senior Partner and Vice Chairman of KPMG Management Consulting, Canada’s largest management consulting firm.  In this capacity he directed the international consulting practice and played a major role in development projects in Peru, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, Greece, Algeria, Senegal and Cuba, Subsequently he joined A.T. Kearney where he is Director responsible for developing the Canadian practice.
 
Throughout his busy career he has been active in the community and his profession.  He was appointed Professor in the Faculty of Administrative Studies, York University, Toronto.  He was elected Trustee of the North York Board of Education, Chairman of the Ontario Region of the Engineering Institute of Canada and President of the Institute of Management Consultants of Ontario.  He was Chairman of the Stewardship Program at his church and was on the Board of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
 
A Rotarian for almost 50 years, he first joined in 1958 in Welland. He joined his present club—Toronto-Eglinton—in 1964.  He was President in 1973-74 and District Governor in 1993-94.  He is a Paul Harris Fellow, Benefactor and Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation. In recognition of his contribution to Rotary, his vocation and to the world community he was presented with the “Service above Self” award in 2005.
 
He was a member of the R.I. Task Force on Community Concerns in 1994-95 and Zone Coordinator for Family and Community Concerns in 1995-96.  The following year he was Coordinator of the New Generations program.  He was Discussion Group Leader at the 1995 and 1996 International Assemblies for incoming District Governors, and also Zone 22 trainer in 1995 and 1996. He was Rotary International Membership Coordinator Zone 22 (Canada, St. Pierre & Miquelon, Alaska and Siberia) for the Rotary years 2001-04. He was also Canadian Chairman for the global Private Sector Appeal to Eradicate Polio.
 
He was General Coordinator of the Water Resources Task Force from 2004 to 2008. More recently he was elected chair of the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action group (WASRAG). During this time he has supported a range of water and sanitation projects in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana, and in many states in India.
 
His current mission is to encourage all 1.2 million Rotarians to become familiar with world water issues, and every Rotary club to become involved in a water/sanitation project.
 
 
Ron Denham 2014-09-03 00:00:00Z
Welcome
This bulletin is brought to you by the DisCon 2014 Steering Committee
New registration www.rotary7040.com
Conference chair and sponsorship contact Drew Antrobus
Program chair Nabil Oudeh
Silent Auction contact Fay Campbell
House of Friendship contact Scott Vetter
Registrar Glenn Campbell
Walk to End Polio Bob Harrison
Publicity and Marketing Hadi Mortada, Susan Diening
Facility/Sergeant at Arms Margot Nicholls
Welcome 2014-08-28 00:00:00Z
100 ans de Rotary dans le D7040!
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Nous montons une présentation pour célébrer les 100 dernières années du Rotary dans le District 7040 et nous avons besoin de votre aide. (Maintenant!) Faites-nous parvenir des documents d’archives d’événements marquants de votre club, annonces, articles, photos, items commémoratifs, etc.
 
Encore mieux, préparez votre propre présentoir et réservez une table de la maison de l’amitié. Les clubs célébrant ou qui viennent de célébrer un anniversaire significatif devrait déjà avoir ce qu’il faut.
 
Faites parvenir vos items avec détails de leurs significations aussitôt que possible à: Scott Vetter.  Utilisez le formulaire HOF si vous voulez réserver une table.
 
Si vous soumettez des originaux, vous pourrez les reprendre à la fin de la conférence de District le 4 octobre 2014.
 
100 ans de Rotary dans le D7040! 2014-08-21 00:00:00Z
Rotary Days
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RI President Gary Huang is encouraging all clubs to Light Up Rotary in 2014-15 by hosting Rotary Days. The concept of a Rotary Day is simple: hold a fun, informal event in your community for both Rotarians and the general public and use it as an opportunity to introduce non-Rotarians to Rotary and drive interest in membership and other opportunities for engagement. These events are also a great opportunity to get Rotary Alumni and New Generations program participants more involved in their local club. Rotarians can refer to the Rotary Days brochure for ideas on how to structure and promote their Rotary Day events.
 
Sponsoring or participating in a Rotary Day event is one of the required activities that will help clubs qualify for the 2014-15 Presidential Citation.
We’re encouraging all Rotary Day organizers to share photos, videos, and stories of their events with the Rotary community and beyond. Here are just a few ways you and your clubs can publicize your impact:
  • Post photos of your event on Instagram using the hashtag #RotaryDay
  • Tweet promotional information and updates, also using the hashtag #RotaryDay
  • Post a video of your Rotary Day on YouTube and email a link and description to rotary.service@rotary.org. Videos may be featured in Rotary media and one outstanding video will receive a special award plaque from RI President Gary Huang.
  • Share your story with Rotary staff for possible inclusion in a blog, newsletter, or The Rotarian magazine. Contact us at rotary.service@rotary.org.
  • Visit the President’s web page to view a calendar of upcoming Rotary Day events or add your event to the calendar.
We can’t wait to see all the creative approaches your clubs will take to Light Up Rotary in their communities.
 
Rotary Days 2014-08-17 00:00:00Z
Getting Your Family Involved in Rotary
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As a business leader, it’s often lonely at the top.
 
In 2002, when I visited the Rotary Club of Laval for the first time, I knew I found my niche.  A group of business and professional leaders with whom I could laugh, share my talents and experiences, ask for advices and plan projects that made a difference here and abroad. Right away, they got me involved in activities I would never have access to as tax preparer.  For example, ask some local leaders to become mannequins for a benefit fashion show, visit local high schools for the Rotary Youth Exchange program, speak at the radio, get my picture in the newspaper, give interviews at the local TV, write a blog, create a Facebook page, etc. !
 
As a teenager, my dream was to dig wells for people with no access to clean water.  When I attended my first Rotary seminar, I realized this became possible thanks to the Rotary Foundation and started giving.  Rotary is a powerful network of leaders doing good around the world!
 
Getting Your Family Involved in Rotary Manon Lennon 2014-08-17 00:00:00Z
News August 4
August is Membership Month
 
District Communication Policy Draft
The district is working on a communication policy (see English draft in attachments below).  We are looking for input and welcome any comments from members.  Even though this draft has not been approved by the District Council, we do want to remind clubs that:
 
The District ClubRunner website and email capabilities are for District use and should not be used by clubs to reach other clubs, unless specific permission has been received from the District Governor.  According to RI Policy in the Manual of Procedure, the District and/or Club ClubRunner site is never to be used by an individual Rotarian to communicate with anyone else regarding political or religious issues.
 
Other Materials Attached to this Bulletin
Attached you will find 2014 Resources for Club Officers, Club invoice FAQ’s, and contact information for your Club and District Support representatives.  There are also DisCon documents that you may need.
 
News August 4 2014-08-04 00:00:00Z
President Gary's Membership Message
 
President Gary's Membership Message 2014-08-04 00:00:00Z
Relationship

Relationship, Relationship, Relationship

Like the real-estate phrase, "location, location, location" marketing's phrase "relationship, relationship, relationship" distils a time-honored truth.
 
Former District PR chair Chris Cochrane puts it this way: "The only proven way to get free media coverage in a large city is to make a friend of the editor(s) and owners." He suggests that clubs invite the owner and/or editor of a media outlet to speak to their club. "Treat the invitee like gold and constantly keep that person in the loop. Perhaps invite the owner to join the club after a successful talk." Chris advises.
Relationship Martha Weaver 2014-07-10 00:00:00Z
Newest member of the Bequest Society

Our newest Bequest Society Member

Rotarian Manon Lennon from Club Rotary de Laval Rive-Sud receiving her Bequest Society pin and crystal from DG Bonnie on June 14, 2014.  A Bequest Society member has made a commitment in their estate plan totaling US$10,000 or more for the Rotary Foundation.  Thank you Manon for your support of our Foundation.
Newest member of the Bequest Society 2014-07-06 00:00:00Z
News
  1. Look for pictures of our newest club’s charter night, Hudson and St-Lazare on our District Facebook page.
  2. The District budget has been finalized since we have received information from RI – see attached.
  3. Invoices for district dues have been emailed to all clubs.  If you did not receive yours, contact Ariane.
News 2014-07-05 00:00:00Z
What one 2013-14 District Matching Grant has been able to accomplish in Burundi!
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Objective:  Provision of a source of electricity for a medical clinic in a remote village
Location: Village of Rwoga, Burundi
Partners: Rotary Clubs of Bujumbura, Montreal-Lakeshore and its satellite club, Hudson-St. Lazare.  Citizens group in Rwoga
 
Background: Jean-Claude Manirakiza, a member of the newly chartered Rotary Club of Hudson-St. Lazare, is a teacher in the Montreal area who was born in Rwoga, Burundi where his parents were murdered during tribal fighting while he was attending university in Belgium. For the past several years, he has returned twice a year to Rwoga, at his own expense, to work with a citizens’ group dedicated to peace building through education and the development of a better quality of life for the new generation.
What one 2013-14 District Matching Grant has been able to accomplish in Burundi! Bette Miller 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z
July 1

July 1 message of the 2014-2015 District Governor Ariane Carriere

Often we are asked the question “What is your Rotary moment?”  Mine occurred before I was even a Rotarian.  My husband and I travelled across Canada, on a bus, with 98 Youth Exchange students during the summer of 1999.  Mind you, at the time I was still teaching full time so this could not be considered as a break for me.  It was a remarkable experience and I realized that this travelling came about because of Rotary.  Since that time I have travelled to many countries, been across Canada four times, and did the Discover America bus tour in 2007.  The name of our organization is Rotary International.  Any Rotarian who does not take advantage of the International part is missing something very important.  In our own district we have the opportunity to travel from one country to another.  If you are not able to travel off our continent, I would urge you to at least visit another club in our district in another country.
 
July 1 Ariane Carriere 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z
Press Release and invitation from District 7790
Visit of Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang to Quebec City
 
Upcoming visit of RI PRES Gary K.C. Huang in Quebec City.
 
A rare chance to meet and mingle with the current RI President! Get in touch with our new DG Ariane Carriere, so if we are enough, we can either car pool of rent a minibus for the trip.
 
2014-2015 District Governor of D7790 Mr. Norman Angell is pleased to announce that the International President Mr. Gary K.C. Huang will be in Quebec City on July 28 and 29. A meeting is planned with the Rotarians on July 28, at 6:00 pm at the Laval University, Desjardins Pavilion. The cost is a mere $35 and includes a drink and cocktail.  President Gary will talk to the Rotarians before participating in a cocktail reception where he will meet the Rotarians. All Rotarians and spouses are invited. 
 
We'd like to invite all clubs from neighbouring districts to be present too and we invite you to encourage your members to join this privileged opportunity to share with the President of Rotary International.
Press Release and invitation from District 7790 Claude LaLiberté 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z
Registration DisCon 2014 Inscription
Registration for DisCon 2014 is now open.  Please go to www.7040discon2014.com to find all information first. 
 
If you are an Early Bird, use the confirmation code that you got in your confirmation email to finish your registration.  Do not use the link on the right.
Information about the Silent Auction, the House of Friendship and Sponsorship Opportunities are attached to the July 13 bulletin. Go to www.7040discon2014.com to find all information first. There is very little information on the registration site. - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50214#sthash.2OdMu9AV.dpuf
 
 
 
 
Information about the Silent Auction, the House of Friendship and Sponsorship Opportunities are attached to the July 13 bulletin. Go to www.7040discon2014.com to find all information first. There is very little information on the registration site. - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50214#sthash.2OdMu9AV.dpuf
Information about the Silent Auction, the House of Friendship and Sponsorship Opportunities are attached to the July 13 bulletin. Go to www.7040discon2014.com to find all information first. There is very little information on the registration site. - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50214#sthash.2OdMu9AV.dpuf
Registration DisCon 2014 Inscription 2014-06-29 00:00:00Z
Charity Challenge - Banque Scotia 21k de Montreal et 5k Scotiabank
This year’s edition was a huge success in part due to the hard work and efforts of our runners, walkers, and generous donors, who, without their support could not make this possible. Have a look at the video.
 
 
Charity Challenge - Banque Scotia 21k de Montreal et 5k Scotiabank 2014-06-23 00:00:00Z
Planning for Tomorrow through our Foundation Walks
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The last of our three regional Foundation Walks is this weekend in Kemptville (ON).  Register to participate under EVENTS to the right.  Our Montreal and Clayton (NY) Walks brought much fellowship along with donations to our Annual Fund...let's see what Ontarians can do  ;-)
 
Whatever the totals, it will help us serve more communities - here and around the world in three years.  Please make sure that you bring your donation with you and hand to District Foundation Chair, PDGBette Miller.  Remember to ask your Club Treasurer to submit all donations by the end of May so everything can be credited in this Rotary year for use in 2016-17.  
Planning for Tomorrow through our Foundation Walks 2014-04-27 00:00:00Z
Last Chance to Qualify for 2014-15 Grants
Join District Rotary Foundation Chair, PDGBette Miller and DGBonnie Black in Kingston on Sunday, May 4th.  Registration is on the right under EVENTS - sign up by Noon on Thursday.  All clubs must have the current President, President-Elect, Treasurer for your grants as well as either your Foundation and/or International Service Chair.  The Memorandum of Understanding and District Addendum will be signed at this event.
 
All District Simplified and Matching Grant proposals for 2014-15 must be submitted to PDGBette no later than May 7th.
Last Chance to Qualify for 2014-15 Grants 2014-04-27 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Prescott 75th Anniversary
The Rotary Club of Prescott is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a gala dinner on April 4, 2014.  For full details check the event listing in the right hand column.
Rotary Club of Prescott 75th Anniversary 2014-03-22 00:00:00Z
Rotary Peace Scholarships
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Rotary and District 7040 are seeking non-Rotarian professionals interested in expanding their knowledge in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies and conflict resolution or a related field.  Each year, up to 100 Rotary Peace Fellowships (50 master's degree fellowships and 50 professional development certificate fellowships) are offered on a competitive basis at six prestigious Rotary Centers around the world.
 
 
Rotary Peace Scholarships 2014-03-19 00:00:00Z
Website upgrade
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We are pleased to switch to ClubRunner Version 3. At this time, the administration section of the website has minimal changes, but the home page and all the information pages have a very different look.  We have implemented a bilingual website where users will be able to switch between English and French by clicking on the language button in the top left corner of the screen. Any page can be selected in either language and a click on the language button will display the same page in the alternate language.  The French translation is not yet fully completed and we ask for your patience while we continue working with ClubRunner to finish this task.  If you find incorrect translations or links, please contact the webmaster, David Batchelor at  david.batchelor@rotary7040.com with the details.
Website upgrade 2014-03-02 00:00:00Z
Address for TRF contributions
Please ensure that all contributions for The Rotary Foundation of Canada are sent to the correct address:
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION (CANADA)
c/o 911600
PO Box 4090 STN A,
TORONTO, ON M5W 0E9
 
Address for TRF contributions 2013-03-04 00:00:00Z
Welcome / Bienvenue
District 7040 of Rotary International is made up of 69 active Rotary clubs in Nunavut, Eastern Ontario, Western Québec and Northern New York State.

Le District 7040 du Rotary International se compose de 69 clubs Rotary dans Nunavut, l'est de l'Ontario, l'ouest du Québec et le nord de l'État de New York.
Welcome / Bienvenue David Batchelor 2013-01-28 00:00:00Z
Le mot du gouverneur Nabil Oudeh
Chers Rotariens, 

Bienvenue dans cette nouvelle année rotarienne. J’ai hâte de travailler avec chacun d’entre vous lors de ces douze prochains mois, afin de transformer en réalité notre thème présidentiel de l’année "LE ROTARY AU SERVICE DE L’HUMANITÉ". 

Notre district regorge de talents par ses jeunes Rotariens ou Rotariens d’expérience, qui contribuent à améliorer le sort de nos communautés locales et internationales. 

Je me pose constamment la question de savoir quelles sont les raisons qui nous amènent moi et tant d’autres à être Rotariens. La réponse qui me vient systématiquement à l’esprit est SERVICE. Notre raison d’être est de servir les autres. Quand j’entends le thème “le Rotary au service de l’humanité”, je nous vois rendre service à des communautés proches comme lointaines, que ce soient nos connaissances immédiates ou des visages inconnus vivant dans des contrées lointaines.    

Tout au long de l’année, je me concentrerai le rajeunissement de l’image de nos clubs, les programmes jeunesse et la reconnaissance de nos accomplissements. 
Le mot du gouverneur Nabil Oudeh District Governor Nabil Oudeh
Canadian Disasters/Les catastrophes au Canada

Canadian Disasters – There has been considerable consultation between DG Bonnie and her governor classmates In D5360 (southern Alberta) and D7790 (Quebec) to determine the best way for D7040 to assist.  Although these disasters were very different, both will have long-term and traumatic effects upon the families and communities affected.  We know from our experience with Hurricane Sandy that Rotary’s greatest impact and support is achieved after the initial first-responder work has been done. It is still too early for either District to determine exactly what is most needed to support recovery without duplicating the efforts of others. What is known at this time is that the need will continue to be great for an extended period and much of the rehabilitation and restoration will be expensive and have far reaching effects on those directly affected.

The District Governors in both affected districts recognize that ultimately Global Grants will be needed to assist Rotary’s efforts. District 7040 proposes to donate $5000 of District Designated Funds to each district to support these efforts. In addition, clubs are encouraged to provide financial assistance, if possible. Some D7040 clubs have formulated special fundraising plans to aid one or both of the affected districts.  Both districts have charitable status in Canada and D7790 has US charity status.  The donation forms are now posted on D7040’s website.   Cash contributions from Clubs, individuals or funds generated through special fundraising events can be used to help support funding Global Grants which will form part of Rotary’s disaster relief efforts. 

Canadian Disasters/Les catastrophes au Canada Bonnie-Leigh Black