Thanking Our Families For Sharing Us With Rotary - District Conference 2024 2024-04-10 04:00:00Z 0
Service Beyond Borders Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Girls' Empowerment Project Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Fellowship For A Cause Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Ready, Set ,Bingo ! Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Project Bloom Spreads Joy in Oakville Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
4th Annual District Grant Writing Initiative Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
April Message from the DGE Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Call for Rotary Dinner Attendees Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
April 2024 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Gordon McInally - April 2024 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
2024 Earth Day Challenge 2024-03-04 05:00:00Z 0
Polio Plus Society Update Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
Save the Date : Rotary District 7080 Conference 2024-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
A Successful Harvest Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
Kindness Trees of Tradition Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
An Eventful February Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
Role of Promoting Peace Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
Thank You Puslinch : A Pasta Story ! Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
To New Adventures Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
Club Leadership Training and District Assembly Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
March Message from the DGE Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Gordon McInally - March 2024 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
March 2024 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
Introducing the 2023/24 Dispute Resolution Team (DRT) Rod McLachlan 2024-02-09 05:00:00Z 1 Dispute Resolution Team
Recognize Our Best, Nominate a Member! Kathi Dick 2024-02-09 05:00:00Z 0 Avenues of Service Award,District Awards,Nominate 2024,RI Awards
Peace and Conflict Resolution Month 2024 Rod McLachlan 2024-02-09 05:00:00Z 0 Peace and Conflict Resolution Month
Commemorating Barry Howie  2024-02-06 05:00:00Z 0
February Message from the DGE Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
A New Leadership Approach Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
New Interact Club at Abbey Park High School Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Waterloo's Annual Wing Ding Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Meet RI Peace Fellow Sam Murray Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Hashim Taqvi's Triumph Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
February 2024 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Leadership Academy  2024 Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Complete the D7080 Member Mental Health Survey Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Gordon McInally - February 2024 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
A Reunion for Milton Rotarian Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
Nelson Interact Supports Young Women Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
Friends and Families Coming Together Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
Spreading Joy and Support Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
Fiddle, Carols and Community Service Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
January Message from the DGE Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
January 2024 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Gordon McInally - January 2024 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2024-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
Saturday Rotary Lunch and Community Table Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Your District Governor Nominee Designate Uche Okugo Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
DG Visit to RC Brampton South Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
Miracle on the Main Street Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
Switching up Traditions Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
The Dictionary Program by RC Brampton Flower City Centennial Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
Kitchener Rotary and POWWR Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
December Message from the DGE Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Gordon McInally - December 2023 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
December 2023 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary 7080 resources on the conflict in Israel and Gaza 2023-11-06 05:00:00Z 0 gaza,israel,peace
Rotary Youth Exchange 2024-2025 Jacob Lumgair 2023-11-05 04:00:00Z 0
District Launches Mental Health Task Force Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Mississauga Welcomes a Community Interact Club Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
November 2023 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Gordon McInally - November 2023 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Let's Go to Singapore with Rotary Mississauga ! Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Promoting Rotary In Brampton Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Wine and Cheese Wrap Up for Brunch at the Barn Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Empowering Leaders Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Visioning Day 2023 Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
New Gazebo in Betchel Park Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Thanksgiving in Shelburne Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
November Message from the DGE Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 7080 Has Highest Number of Paul Harris Award Recipients Rod McLachlan 2023-10-17 04:00:00Z 0 Paul Harris Award,Rotary District 7080
Fergus-Elora Rotary Targets Polio 2023 Rod McLachlan 2023-10-17 04:00:00Z 0 End Polio Now,Fergus Elora,Rotary 7080,Rotary District 7080
World Polio Day 2023 Rod McLachlan 2023-10-17 04:00:00Z 0 End Polio Now,Rotary 7080,World Polio Day
Aksel's Day Out ! Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
Important Message for All Presidents Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
A Day of Fun and Learning Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
October Message from the DGE Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
October 2023 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
Together We Can End Human Trafficking Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Rocks Ribfest Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
Ending Summer on a High Note Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
Sensory Free Saturdays Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
Little Libraries Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Gordon McInally - October 2023 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
The Power of Collaboration Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
Morocco Earthquake Response Fund Rod McLachlan 2023-09-22 04:00:00Z 0 Disaster Advisory Resource Group - DARG,Morocco Earthquake,Rotary District 7080,ServiceAboveSelf
Rhythms and Reels Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-09-03 04:00:00Z 0
Call for Action on a Cloudy Day Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-09-03 04:00:00Z 0
A Hub for Serving Common Cause Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-09-03 04:00:00Z 0
Calling All Presidents Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-09-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Gordon McInally - September 2023 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-09-03 04:00:00Z 0
September 2023 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-09-03 04:00:00Z 0
Better Tent City Raised Garden Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
Paving New Ground Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
A Day at Sunrise Therapeutic Riding Centre Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
Tomato Donations to MOW Garden Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
Wines of the World Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
14th Annual Orangeville Rotary Ribfest Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
Promoting Peace in Erin Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
Trivia at the Brewhouse Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
A Night of Celebration Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
The Power of Hope Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Gordon McInally - August 2023 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
August 2023 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-08-03 04:00:00Z 0

Interactors Aid Newcomers from Turkey and Syria

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Photo Courtesy: Kathryn Patterson
Interactors Aid Newcomers from Turkey and Syria
Interactors Aid Newcomers from Turkey and Syria Rod McLachlan 2023-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Brampton Turns 83! Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Waterloo Celebrates Diamond Anniversary Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
Hand-over of the President's Bell Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Welcomes Immigrant Women to Canada Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
A Meeting with PRIP Jonathan Majiyagbe Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
A Headstart for Food4Kids Guelph Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
Brunch at the Barn Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
New Beginnings for Interact in Mississauga Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
July 2023 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Gordon McInally - July 2023 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
Cambridge Sunset - D7080's Newest Club Dan Dubreuil 2023-06-06 04:00:00Z 0
DEI Committee Survey Results Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
June 2023 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Jennifer Jones - June 2023 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
RYLA 2023 Back in Action Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
IFSR Youth Service Award Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
New Resources in the Rotary Brand Centre Dan Dubreuil 2023-06-02 04:00:00Z 0
The Day The Page Turned for Canada Dan Dubreuil 2023-05-08 04:00:00Z 0
An Eventful April for RC Guelph South Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
Re-engaging Members Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
Celebrating Rotary at Brampton South Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Jennifer Jones - May 2023 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
Making Peace a Priority Dan Dubreuil 2023-05-01 04:00:00Z 0
RLI 2023 Dan Dubreuil 2023-04-24 04:00:00Z 0
Brunch at the Barn Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Support Disaster Relief Through The Rotary Foundation Dan Dubreuil 2023-04-03 04:00:00Z 0

Share Your Story

 

Share your story with fellow Rotarians about how Rotary has changed your life, and how have you made a difference.

Share Your Story Dan Dubreuil 2023-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Helping Kids Build Houses The PCM WAY Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Supporting Agents of Peaceful Change Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
A Unique Way to Give Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
The Secret 3K Run/ Walk Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
The Chatter Box Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Legacy Tree Preservation Project Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Jennifer Jones - April 2023 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
The Plant Rich Diet Challenge Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-03-05 05:00:00Z 0
In Conversation with RI Past President Shekhar Mehta Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-03-05 05:00:00Z 0
Updates from Kitchener Westmount Rotary Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-03-05 05:00:00Z 0
Resistance and Resilience Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-03-05 05:00:00Z 0
Call for Rotary Dinner Attendees Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-03-05 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Jennifer Jones - March 2023 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-03-05 05:00:00Z 0
Earthquake in Turkey & Syria Dan Dubreuil 2023-02-10 05:00:00Z 0
CLT - Club Leadership Training 2023 Dan Dubreuil 2023-02-04 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Plaza at Kitchener City Hall Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Days For Girls Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leadership Institute - Spring 2023 Dan Dubreuil 2023-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Leadership Academy - It's Back In Person Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
District Awards - Nominations 2022-2023 Dan Dubreuil 2023-01-12 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Jennifer Jones - February 2023 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
Your District Conference: A Sneak Peek Dan Dubreuil 2023-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
Meet Your District Governor Nominee Designate Susanne Zbinden Dan Dubreuil 2023-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Jennifer Jones - January 2023 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
Could You Be The Next District Secretary? Dan Dubreuil 2023-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
The January 2023 video from Drew Kessler, Rotary International Director, Zone 28 & 32 and the entire Leadership Team Ahona Mutsuddi 2023-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
Supporting Mental Health in Burlington Dan Dubreuil 2023-01-01 05:00:00Z 0
The Gift That Keeps on Giving Dan Dubreuil 2023-01-01 05:00:00Z 0
District Environmental Committee - Update Dan Dubreuil 2023-01-01 05:00:00Z 0
Freedom From Slavery - Webinar Video Dan Dubreuil 2022-12-04 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Jennifer Jones's December 2022 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-12-03 05:00:00Z 0
The Literacy Project Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-12-03 05:00:00Z 0
A Lifeline of Hope Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-12-03 05:00:00Z 0
Thank You, Fallen Veterans Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-12-03 05:00:00Z 0
Re-Cycling in KW! Dan Dubreuil 2022-12-01 05:00:00Z 0
It's Easy to Raise For Rotary Dan Dubreuil 2022-11-28 05:00:00Z 0
5 Reasons to Use The Learning Center Dan Dubreuil 2022-11-28 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Jennifer Jones's November 2022 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Brampton Rotary Clubs Supporting Regeneration Outreach Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Take The DEI Survey Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
The RAWEF Supports its 100th Student ! Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Foundation Training - Nov 10, 2022 Dan Dubreuil 2022-11-02 04:00:00Z 0
Driving Membership Growth Dan Dubreuil 2022-11-02 04:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
Paving the Way for New Groves Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
Porsche Lottery - The Challenges of Going BIG! Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
State Of The City Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
The Grant Model Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Peace Corner Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-09-03 04:00:00Z 0
Pakistan Floods Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-09-03 04:00:00Z 0
Bonding Over Breakfast Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-09-03 04:00:00Z 0
Empowering Mothers Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-09-03 04:00:00Z 0
Give to Live Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-09-03 04:00:00Z 0
Hope for Women Facing Abuse Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-09-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Jennifer Jones's September 2022 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-09-03 04:00:00Z 0
What You Should Know About Polio in 2022 Ahona Mutsddi 2022-09-03 04:00:00Z 0
Project Volya Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-09-03 04:00:00Z 0
Copy of The Rotary Peace Corner Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-09-03 04:00:00Z 0

2022 Project in South Africa - by the Rotary Club of Belleville : Project Name - "Pediatric and special needs Dental Unit"

 
To install the first special needs and paediatric Dental Clinic at UWC we are looking for partner clubs and organizations to support us. This project at approx. R1.30m / US81 500 will change lives in an underserviced area of health care
Rotary clubs – any contribution from US$1000
Rotary Districts in support of clubs – US$5000
Other organizations – any contribution
2022 Project in South Africa - by the Rotary Club of Belleville : Project Name - "Pediatric and special needs Dental Unit" Pari Gujar 2022-08-30 04:00:00Z 0 New-Dis-Prev,New-M&C-Health
Children's Summer Picnic Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
Removing Barriers to Rehabilitation in Kampala Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
Closing the Weekend Hunger Gap Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Jennifer Jones's August 2022 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Exchange is Back! Dan Dubreuil 2022-08-02 04:00:00Z 0
August Message - DG Sandhya Maini Dan Dubreuil 2022-08-02 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Day at Liberty For Youth's 7R's Ranch Dan Dubreuil 2022-08-02 04:00:00Z 0
New Project Showcase Portal on D7080 Website Dan Dubreuil 2022-08-02 04:00:00Z 0
July Message - DG Sandhya Maini Dan Dubreuil 2022-07-06 04:00:00Z 0
Spark & Shine The Light Campaigns Dan Dubreuil 2022-07-06 04:00:00Z 0
People of Action KW Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
The Meaning of The Imagine Rotary Logo Dan Dubreuil 2022-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
Key Speeches from RI Convention 2022 Dan Dubreuil 2022-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's June 2022 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
Imagine Rotary Tour 2022-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
June Message - DG Rudy Habesch Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
Bringing Back The RYLA Spirit Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
Connect, Empower and Equip ! Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
RI Vice-President & Director Valarie Wafer's June 2022 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
Of Snails , Beetles and Ladybugs ! Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-06-03 04:00:00Z 0

2022 Project in Pakistan - by the Rotary Club of Brampton : Project Name - "Basic education and literacy project for underserved areas in Thar, Sindh, Pakistan"

The Host Committee is seeking funds for improvement work related to washrooms, electrical work, school furniture upgradation of school science labs and library. Thus providing better school environment in such a manner that students and their parents are inclined to come to school.  Emphasis is also on Teachers’ Training through F2F and digital devices. Training for community is also part of this project. During Community Need Assessment phase 5 Schools out of following 9 will be  selected and included in the scope of this project:
2022 Project in Pakistan - by the Rotary Club of Brampton : Project Name - "Basic education and literacy project for underserved areas in Thar, Sindh, Pakistan" Pari Gujar 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0 New-Education
2022 Project in Pakistan - by the Rotary Club of Palgrave : Project Name - "Project TAKMIL (Teach A Kid Make Individual Life)" Pari Gujar 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0 New-Education

2022 Project in Mexico - by the Rotary Club of Cambridge Preston-Hespeler : Project Name - "Feeding the Future"

Project: Providing 96 children with healthy, nutritious meals 6 days a week, at a cost of $1,200 USD per month. While this may not seem like much, for our small club, with limited fundraising opportunities, it is a struggle to sustain. For this reason, we are reaching out to other Rotary Clubs who may consider “Feeding the Future” as an ongoing international project.
2022 Project in Mexico - by the Rotary Club of Cambridge Preston-Hespeler : Project Name - "Feeding the Future" Pari Gujar 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0 New-M&C-Health
2022 Project in Kenya - by the Rotary Club of Guelph Wellington : Project Name - "Girls rescue and training centre and for teenage moms" Pari Gujar 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0 New-M&C-Health

2022 Project in Kenya - by the Rotary Club of Brampton : Project Name - "DIGITAL LITERACY FOR SCHOOLS PROJECT SUMMARY PROPOSAL"

The Rotary Club of Nairobi - Lang’ata (RCL), plans to develop and implement a Digital Literacy for Schools Program that seeks to install ten public primary schools across the country with computer laboratories. The objective of this program is to improve access to digital literacy for the rural poor children and close the digital divide while providing them with skills to make them for competitive in the global platform.
 
Through this initiative we aim to:
  • Work with the Kenyan government, implementing partners, donors, well-wishers, and other partners to build and maintain model computer labs.
  • To provide enriched learning resources and content for use in teaching students. 
  • To build the capacity of teachers in the targeted schools to teach through digital tools.
  • To provide sustainable, long-term maintenance of these digital spaces.
 
2022 Project in Kenya - by the Rotary Club of Brampton : Project Name - "DIGITAL LITERACY FOR SCHOOLS PROJECT SUMMARY PROPOSAL" Pari Gujar 2022-06-01 04:00:00Z 0 New-Education
Hike It, Love It, Keep It Clean! Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-05-04 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's May 2022 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
What's a little rain ? Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
Changeover Training Series 2022 Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Support Mississauga New Hospital Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
May Message - DG Rudy Habesch Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation's Disaster Response Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
RI Vice-President & Director Valarie Wafer's May 2022 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-05-03 04:00:00Z 0
It's Never Too Late to Learn Dan Dubreuil 2022-05-02 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's April 2022 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
The Martin Family Initiative Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
April Message - DG Rudy Habesch Dan Dubreuil 2022-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
RC Bolton's Discovery Game Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
April is Volunteer Month    Anne Day 2022-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
RI Vice-President & Director Valarie Wafer's April 2022 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-04-03 04:00:00Z 0
Disaster Response Fund For Ukraine Crisis Dan Dubreuil 2022-03-07 05:00:00Z 0
Women in Rotary Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
Remembering Jim Parker Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's March 2022 Newsletter Dan Dubreuil 2022-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
RI Vice-President & Director Valarie Wafer's March 2022 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
Club Leadership Training (CLT) April 2 to 9, 2022 Dan Dubreuil 2022-03-02 05:00:00Z 0
March Message - DG Rudy Habesch Dan Dubreuil 2022-03-02 05:00:00Z 0
Putting the FUN Back into Fundraisers Dan Dubreuil 2022-03-02 05:00:00Z 0
CLT vs. RLI: Which training should you attend? Dan Dubreuil 2022-03-02 05:00:00Z 0
Ukraine and The Disaster Advisory Resource Group Dan Dubreuil 2022-03-02 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Statement on Ukraine (25-Feb-2022) Dan Dubreuil 2022-03-01 05:00:00Z 0
Recognize Our Best, Nominate a Member! Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
The Link Between Environment and Peace Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
RYLA is Back Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Memories from 2020 Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
A Place of Refuge    Anne Day 2022-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
RI Vice-President & Director Valarie Wafer's February 2022 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Human Trafficking in Ontario Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Different Club - Common Challenges Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
Remembering PDG Paul Truex, Guelph Rotarian Dan Dubreuil 2022-02-02 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's February 2022 Newsletter Dan Dubreuil 2022-02-02 05:00:00Z 0

Ayalik Fund

 

The Ayalik Fund - Helping to Build Young Leaders in Canada's Northern Communities   

Ayalik Fund Dan Dubreuil 2022-02-01 05:00:00Z 0
Happy New Year ! Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Brampton Strives to End Polio Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
Holiday Cheer For Families In Need Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
Mentoring Matters...   Anne Day 2022-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
Chair of the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation John Germ's January 2022 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
RI Vice-President & Director Valarie Wafer's January 2022 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's January 2022 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2022-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
Sohail Naseer Dan Dubreuil 2022-01-02 05:00:00Z 0
Together We Learn More - January Dan Dubreuil 2022-01-01 05:00:00Z 0
Getting the Word Out! Dan Dubreuil 2021-12-30 05:00:00Z 0
Kids First   Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-12-03 05:00:00Z 0
Together We Learn More Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-12-03 05:00:00Z 0
Power Up  Anne Day 2021-12-03 05:00:00Z 0
Chilligo Creek Clean Up Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-12-03 05:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-12-03 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary is About Changing Lives  Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-12-03 05:00:00Z 0
Pies and Pints for Polio  Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-12-03 05:00:00Z 0
Conflict Resolution Dan Dubreuil 2021-11-23 05:00:00Z 0
Painting The Cannon For Polio Day Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Sensory Garden At KidsAbility  Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Exchange Still Serving to Change Lives  Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta's November 2021 Newsletter Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
It Only Takes One to Inspire Change Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
The Backpack Project   Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Stepping Out To Dinner Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Think Big   Anne Day 2021-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Smiles For Seniors Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
Water First   Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-11-03 04:00:00Z 0
How to Grow Your Club This Year! Dan Dubreuil 2021-11-02 04:00:00Z 0
DEC - Bruce Trail Webinar Dan Dubreuil 2021-10-30 04:00:00Z 0
D7080 Bulletin Poll - Nov 21 Dan Dubreuil 2021-10-30 04:00:00Z 0
What Does Diversity Equity and Inclusion Mean for Rotary? Dan Dubreuil 2021-10-04 04:00:00Z 0
No One Asked  Anne Day 2021-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
7 Tips For Telling Powerful Stories Doug Vincent 2021-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
Help Wanted - Hybrid Meeting Sub-Committee Dan Dubreuil 2021-10-01 04:00:00Z 0
D7080 Bulletin Poll - Oct 21 Dan Dubreuil 2021-09-30 04:00:00Z 0
How Welcoming is Your Club's Website? Dan Dubreuil 2021-09-30 04:00:00Z 0

Attend Upcoming Truth Events!

The Rotary Club of Guelph and the City of Guelph have put together a number of FREE events to provide the community with opportunities to learn more about Residential Schools and their impact. Register today!
 
Free copy of the BOOK “Towards Braiding"
 
As a community service, the Rotary Club of Guelph (with financial support from the City of Guelph) has printed 500 copies of this important book for organizations and individuals wanting to learn more and help with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, especially with the Indigenous community.  Contact B. Holmes, rcog.iacomm@gmail.com to request a free copy, while quantities last.
 
 
Attend Upcoming Truth Events! Dan Dubreuil 2021-09-17 04:00:00Z 0
ShelterBox “Fill the Box” Weekend Display  Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International Convention 2022

Howdy, Y'all!
 
Rotary International Convention 2022 will be held in Houston, Texas, USA. They say everything is "Bigger," "Better,"" and "Friendlier" in Texas. Houston has been led by "People of Action" who have taken this city to great heights, including to the moon and back. 
Rotary International Convention 2022 Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7080 - Governor's Message

Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors,
 
Never has there been a time when Serving to Change Lives has been more relevant! As we catch up on the news of the world every morning, there are events happening throughout the world where Rotarians are quick to move and provide whatever they are capable of in order to alleviate, mitigate, or resolve whatever and wherever a need arises.
District 7080 - Governor's Message Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Clubs in Mississauga Host a Successful Ribfest 

 
The Rotary Clubs of Mississauga and Mississauga West held a Rotary Ribfest Drive-Thru on June 25-27, 2021.   The Drive-Thru was very successful with over 6,800 cars coming thru to buy ribs, exceeding expectations.  Approximately $70,000 was raised!  The recipient of the proceeds was the Mississauga Food Bank and other charities. We will be hosting our second Rotary Ribfest Drive-Thru on September 17-19.  This has been a great way to raise funds during COVID-19.
 
Rotary Clubs in Mississauga Host a Successful Ribfest Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
Streetsville Rotary Supports Seniors and Local Charity Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

September is Blood Donation Month in D7080

 
Submitted by Norma Gamble - Director of the District 7080 Community Service Committee
 
During the month of September, your Community Service team is encouraging all clubs and all Rotarians to give the gift of LIFE to others and donate blood! Blood Banks are desperate for donations!

No problem if you can’t donate, but great if you can encourage family and friends to join in and donate too!
 
September is Blood Donation Month in D7080 Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International - September 2021 President's Message

GREETINGS, MY DEAR CHANGEMAKERS,
 
I am sure you are having an enriching experience as you Serve to Change Lives. One of the ways you can make the greatest change in a person’s life is to help them learn to read. Literacy opens up the world to us. It makes us better informed about life in our own communities and opens vistas to other cultures. Reading and writing connects people and gives us another way to express our love for one another.
 
Rotary International - September 2021 President's Message Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Register for RLI Training - October 23, 2021

 
WHAT IS RLI? The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a series of fast-paced, interactive, one-day courses offered to increase a Rotarian’s knowledge base, and to refine individual leadership skills. Courses are fun, topical, interactive, and geared toward busy business professionals who want to be more effective leaders in their vocation and to be a more confident and knowledgeable Rotarian.
Register for RLI Training - October 23, 2021 Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7080 Environment Project Fair

 
Submitted by Michael Pavan - Chair of the District 7080 Environmental Committee
 
The District Environment Committee (DEC) purpose is to inspire, build awareness and engagement within District 7080 for Rotary's Environment Area of Focus while acting as a resource, catalyst and service for the Clubs to support the development and implementation of their environment projects and initiatives.
District 7080 Environment Project Fair Dan Dubreuil 2021-08-31 04:00:00Z 0

Considerations for Return to In-Person Gatherings

As clubs consider in-person gatherings, including club meetings, social events, or fundraisers, this document is provided to assist with key considerations to ensure the safety of participants at Rotary events in District 7080. First and foremost, public health measures provided by MedicalOfficers of Health should be your guiding principle. Additionally, many venues (e.g. restaurants, golf clubs, etc.) will establish additional guidelines. Please refer to the linked document for additional guidelines and resources.
 
Considerations for Return to In-Person Gatherings Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Building Awareness On Human Trafficking

Submitted by Anne Day, Rotary Club of Guelph Trillium
 
When we hear the words “human trafficking,” we tend to think that this is something that happens only in big cities. Sadly this is not true. In fact, with our proximity to the Ontario 400 highways, it usually means that most of all human trafficking in Canada happens using that route.
Building Awareness On Human Trafficking Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Community Makes Tour de Guelph 2021 Most Successful Yet - $165,000 Raised In Net Proceeds

Submitted by Darlene Carpenter,Rotary Club of Guelph Trillium
 
When COVID-19 hit in the spring of 2020, the organizers of Tour de Guelph had a decision to make.   Should we cancel the event and wait for the pandemic to be over, or find a new way of holding it. Tour de Guelph is a joint community fundraising cycling event organized by the Rotary Clubs of Guelph South and Guelph Trillium, along with the Foundation of the Guelph General Hospital.  The joint organizing committee decided to hold a “virtual” Tour de Guelph 2020, encouraging community members to register, solicit sponsors, and ride physically distanced on a route of their choice any time during a four-week period.
 
Community Makes Tour de Guelph 2021 Most Successful Yet - $165,000 Raised In Net Proceeds Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

District 7080 - Governor's Message

Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors,
 
As we embark on Membership and New Club Development month, Rotary’s number one priority is to Grow Rotary and increase membership. Our International President Shekhar Mehta’s goal of increasing our membership to 1.3 million by July 2022. With his call to action of “Each One, Bring One,” he is asking each Rotarian and Rotaractor to introduce a new person into their club, and to focus on Diversity and reaching out to younger people and women.
District 7080 - Governor's Message Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International - August 2021 President's Message

GREETINGS, MY DEAR CHANGEMAKERS,
As we focus on membership in Rotary this month, I ask you to help make history this year. For more than 20 years, our membership has stood at 1.2 million. Rotary is a vibrant organization with a 116-year history, members in more than 220 countries and geographic areas, and a rich legacy of work in polio eradication and other humanitarian programs. Rotary has changed so much in our own lives and the lives of others. As we Serve to Change Lives, don’t you think Rotary could have an even greater impact on the world if more people were practicing Service Above Self?
Rotary International - August 2021 President's Message Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

Message From The Rotary Club of Fergus Elora

Posted on Aug 01, 2021
Submitted by Leanne Iravani, Director of  Community Service, Rotary Club of Fergus Elora
 
Congratulations to Stephen Pollack on his term as 55th Rotary Club of Fergus Elora President.
 
In regards to our fundraising activities in 2021 - Our Chase the Ace program had to be suspended due to Covid 19- We presented Groves Hospital in Fergus with $35,000. We look forward to being able to finish up our third Catch the Ace game soon.
Message From The Rotary Club of Fergus Elora Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-08-01 04:00:00Z 0

EnvironFocus Knowledge and Culture Exchange Program (EKCEP)

 
The D7080 Environment Committee has identified an exciting new educational initiative for clubs within our district. The EnvironFocus Knowledge and Culture Exchange Program (EKCEP) gives clubs an avenue to improve lives and address needs in local and international communities by teaching students how to implement projects that solve sustainability / environmental problems.
EnvironFocus Knowledge and Culture Exchange Program (EKCEP) Dan Dubreuil 2021-07-31 04:00:00Z 0

District 7080 - Governor's Message

Fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors,
 
Rotary International’s Vision Statement starts with the word “Together.”  The statement’s main message is that “Together People Create Change!” The COVID-19 pandemic had a huge toll on the entire world and changed the way that people work together.
 
Bringing Rotarians together with local communities increases our presence and our impact in those communities. By working together with community leaders, local corporations, and municipalities we become an integral part of our community and people would be more encouraged to be a part of this wonderful thing called Rotary.
District 7080 - Governor's Message Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Congratulations to Rotary District Award Recipients

Posted on Jul 01, 2021
 
A number of District 7080 Awards were presented as part of the District 7080 Awards and Changeover Program on June 23rd.     
 
District Governor Mike Lawrie and incoming District Governor Rudy Habesch had the opportunity to recognize some of the many significant contributions quietly and selflessly being made by dedicated Rotarians and Rotary Partners to support their communities, their clubs and the District.  
Congratulations to Rotary District Award Recipients Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary International - July 2021 President's Message

My Dear Changemakers,
 
I wish each of you and your families a great Rotary New Year! Together, let us make it the best year of our lives, by making it a year to grow more and do more. Let this be a year of changemakers, and let us begin with our membership.
Rotary International - July 2021 President's Message Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome D7080 Polio Chair

Submitted by Lesley Barmania, D7080 Foundation Director
 
The D7080 Foundation Committee would like to welcome Badar Shamim to the role of D7080 Polio Chair.  We are excited to have Badar join our Foundation Team to promote polio eradication around the globe. Badar is passionate about eradicating polio.  In January 2018, Badar joined Past Polio Chair Hajra Wilson, PDG Norm Bindon and others from our district to participate in a National Immunization Day in Pakistan.
Welcome D7080 Polio Chair Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
Brampton Rotaract Appreciates Essential Workers Ahona Mutsuddi 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Our New Governor for District 7080

Congratulations to Rudy Habesch, District 7080 Governor for the 2021-2022 Rotary Year!  
 
Rudy joined Rotary in 1994 with the Rotary Club of Amman Jerash in Amman Jordan. After moving to the Rotary Club of Amman Cosmopolitan in 1996, having served on many board positions, he became club President in 2003-04.  Rudy started the Gift of Life Amman (GOLA) Project helping children suffering from congenial heart defects receive life saving heart surgery. He later helped to establish the Gift of Life Charitable Society, registered through the Ministry of Social Development in Jordan, and affiliated with the Gift of Life International Project started by the Rotary Club of New York.
 
Our New Governor for District 7080 Dan Dubreuil 2021-06-24 04:00:00Z 0

Great Lakes Watershed Clean-up Now On! 

Now that the province has lifted its ‘Stay-at-Home’ order, all Clubs within D7080 are encouraged to organize a Watershed Clean-up project.  As per the original program planned for April, this is a club-based initiative in support of Rotary’s newest area of focus, the environment.We encourage all clubs to do the following when planning their event:
 
Great Lakes Watershed Clean-up Now On! Dan Dubreuil 2021-06-11 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Opens Opportunities - District Assistant Reflection

Submitted by Jananee Savuntharanathan, District Assistant
 
It has been an absolute pleasure and honor to serve as District 7080’s first District Assistant. As my term comes to an end, I would like to thank each and every Rotarian/Rotaractor/Interactor and friends of Rotary that I have been able to connect with. Many have been my mentors, many have inspired me, and many helped me make the decision to join a Rotary club.
Rotary Opens Opportunities - District Assistant Reflection Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

Oxygen Concentrators for India

Submitted by Rajbir Mann, International Service Director
 
Thank you to all Rotarians, Rotary clubs in our district and Zone 28 and 32 and to community donors for an amazing response to the call for help, to help mitigate this unprecedented humanitarian tragedy in India. Thank you for joining together and responding to the call from the Rotary India action task force and in helping to make a difference and potentially save many lives. 
Oxygen Concentrators for India Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-06-01 04:00:00Z 2
Mother's Day Gift Packages for Young Mom's in Guelph Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Club of Brampton Nominated for a Vitality Award

Submitted by Stephen Rhodes, Rotary Club of Brampton
 
“Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.” (Horace)
 
The adversity of COVID19 has brought out the best of the Rotary Club of Brampton. In fact, the Regeneration Outreach Community has just nominated the club for a "business group" vitality award through Volunteer MBC.
The Rotary Club of Brampton Nominated for a Vitality Award Dan Dubreuil 2021-05-31 04:00:00Z 0

June Message - District Governor Mike Lawrie

 
Hello to all Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors as we enter the final month in the Rotary year. June is Fellowship month and a time to look at the importance of friendships and relationships in Rotary. Fellowship is a word with an evolving definition. I think in our Rotary context, the most relevant meaning is “a society or group of people sharing mutual interests or activities” and a secondary meaning of “companionship or friendship”. 
June Message - District Governor Mike Lawrie Dan Dubreuil 2021-05-31 04:00:00Z 0

June Message - RI President Holger Knaack

In January 2020, when I announced my presidential theme, Rotary Opens Opportunities, and spoke of the changes that Rotary needed to embrace, none of us had any idea how quickly change would arrive. But I am a longtime believer in seeing challenges as opportunities. This year, we seized new opportunities to reimagine what Rotary could be. For years, we had discussed ways to make Rotary flexible and adaptable, and we had tried a few experiments. This year, we all experimented — and succeeded! Online meetings are a regular fixture now as clubs invite guests from across the globe.
June Message - RI President Holger Knaack Dan Dubreuil 2021-05-31 04:00:00Z 0

Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup 

Trash, plastics, and other littered items plague our waterways.  This trash poses a threat to terrestrial and aquatic life, often becomes microplastics and harmful toxins, and pollutes one of the most precious and limited natural resources.  Shopping carts, tires, furniture, trash, foam cups, plastic containers, and aluminum cans contaminate our waterways and greenways.  More than 22 million pounds (10 million kilograms) of trash and plastic pollution ends up in the Great Lakes each year.
Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup Dan Dubreuil 2021-05-26 04:00:00Z 0

The Give to Live Furniture Project


Submitted by Rotary Club of Burlington North
 
The Give to Live Furniture Project is a Rotary Burlington North initiative which was started by Clinton Howell and Mary Dilly. It involves the collection of good quality second hand furniture from various sources and the donation of this furniture to families in extreme need. 
The Give to Live Furniture Project Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

May Message - RI President Holger Knaack

For years, Susanne and I hosted many Rotary Youth Exchange students in our home. This program was an entry point to Rotary for me, and my heart is truly in it. When Rotary’s exchange programs were suspended because of COVID-19 to keep students and families safe, we felt sorry, especially for the participants, because those years cannot be repeated.
May Message - RI President Holger Knaack Dan Dubreuil 2021-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

Be Tomorrow’s Leaders Today!


Submitted by Rotary Club of Milton
 
Rotary Club of Milton organised the ROTARY YOUTH SUMMIT (RYS) on 10 th April, 2021. The idea was envisaged about a year ago considering it to be an event for the youth of Milton and further extending it to the Halton Region. A RYS organizing committee was formed by the club in conjunction with the Rotaract and Interact Clubs of Halton, to engage them in planning the summit based on the interest of youth groups varying from ages 12 to 24.
Be Tomorrow’s Leaders Today! Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

Supporting Small Business through Easter


Submitted by Rotaract Club of Mississauga
 
In April, the Rotaract Club of Mississauga successfully completed their Easter Treat Box Fundraiser with all proceeds donated to the Mississauga Food Bank. In order to support and bring awareness to local businesses, the club curated Easter Treat Boxes filled with baked goods contributed by six small local bakeries.
Supporting Small Business through Easter Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

Take Care of Self, Each Other and The Planet!

 
 
This year, the District 7080 Conference will take place online! Join your fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors from around the district on May 29th to reflect on our year’s theme, listen to inspiring guest speakers and engage in breakout session discussions.
Take Care of Self, Each Other and The Planet! Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-05-01 04:00:00Z 0

The Perfect Pandemic Fundraiser

 
‘99 Missions’ Scavenger Hunt has been a pleasant surprise for Rotary Burlington North and may well become a key fundraising event for the club in the years to come.  Although it was developed to respect the social distancing requirements of COVID 19, it has the potential to grow into a mainstream fundraiser that allows participants to have fun while helping those in need. 
The Perfect Pandemic Fundraiser Dan Dubreuil 2021-04-30 04:00:00Z 0

May Message - District Governor Mike Lawrie

 
Greetings again fellow Rotarians and Rotaractors.  As we enter our 11th month of the Rotary year, we mark and celebrate Youth Service Month. The areas we celebrate this month include Interact, RYLA and the Youth Exchange Program. In this Pandemic year, the RYLA program and the youth exchange programs are on hold, but there are enthusiastic and robust activities at the Interact level. 
May Message - District Governor Mike Lawrie Dan Dubreuil 2021-04-30 04:00:00Z 0

PR and Membership Teams Introduce the GRO Program

Declining membership continues to be an issue for most clubs in D7080. With that in mind, the district PR and Membership Committees have developed a new communication program aimed at reversing the trend. GRO = Grow Rotary Online. The program aims to leverage the power of targeted digital communications to attract new members to clubs across the district.
PR and Membership Teams Introduce the GRO Program Dan Dubreuil 2021-04-29 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Medalist Program

It’s an exciting time of year – Rotary Clubs in Oxford county are once again joining together to celebrate the amazing youth in our communities through the Rotary Medalist Program.
 
Some of your club members might ask, “What is the Rotary Medalist program”? The Rotary Medalist program has the Oxford County Rotary Clubs come together and present an award to up to two students from each Oxford County secondary school. The students must show characteristics, abilities, and interests which would make them both worthy representatives of the school and ultimately personify the Rotary motto “Service Above Self.” Once selected, we have the students create a 2 min video about the other recipient from their school, highlighting the reasons why they were chosen. We then celebrate and present these videos on May 26th at our Virtual Awards Celebration.

 
Rotary Medalist Program Dan Dubreuil 2021-04-29 04:00:00Z 0

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Rotary Youth Exchange Update

Submitted by Dean Rutty, Youth Exchange Chair
 
The Board of Rotary International met this past week and has decided to further suspend the Youth Exchange program through June 2022. Our District Committee remained optimistic through this very difficult year that enough progress would have been made to resume the program. But with the safety of our students and volunteers paramount, the decision to suspend for another year is the correct one.
Rotary Youth Exchange Update Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

2021 Rotary District 7080 Virtual Conference


Submitted by Leah Parent, District Conference Committee member
 
Calling all Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors from around the District! On May 29th, 2021, the Rotary District 7080 Conference is going virtual. We welcome you to join us for a packed morning of guest speakers, breakout sessions, and fellowship, surrounded by this year’s theme of “Take care of self, each other, and the planet”. Tune in for fascinating and inspiring discussions about our theme with District Governor Dr. Michael Lawrie and guest speakers Valarie Wafer (RI Vice President 2021-2022), Ian Riseley (RI Past President 2017-2018), and Keynote Speaker Boris Cherniak (motivational hypnotist, comedian, speaker, and author).
2021 Rotary District 7080 Virtual Conference Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Message From Holger Knaack and K.R. Ravindran

In these difficult days, we are so heartened to receive such uplifting reports on the unrelenting efforts of our Rotary members who have responded in their communities against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, the single question we hear time and again is, “Are we getting involved with COVID vaccination?”  The answer is yes.

This does not mean we will deviate from our commitment to eradicating polio, which remains our highest priority and continues to be our only corporate program. Polio vaccinations must continue unabated, as must our effort to raise $50 million per year for this effort.
Message From Holger Knaack and K.R. Ravindran Dan Dubreuil 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Calling All Rotarian Golfers!


Submitted by Lynn Lewis, Rotary Club of Mississauga
 
The US Canada Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians was organized in February 1990 by Bryce Roper, PDG, 5400. The first USCGFR event was held in Portland Maine in 1990 and events have been held annually since. In 2018 the Executive Committee voted to change the organization's name to the United States - Canada Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians (USCGFR) to better reflect the composition of our membership.
Calling All Rotarian Golfers! Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

March Pick Me Up - Centre of Wellington Centennial


Submitted by Neil Whittaker, Centre of Wellington Centennial 
 
The fundraising committee of the Centre Wellington Centennial Rotary Club decided to try a March Pick Me Up, fundraiser.
 
We approached local merchants and asked if they would like to support this event by supplying merchandise at cost and with their support we were able to put together a gift bag. The bags contained a live plant, scented candle, scented soap, cut tulips and chocolates. We advertised on Facebook and had people e-transfer the $25 cost of the bags to us. We planned for and sold 200 bags and on March 13th had a drive-through pick up at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex. For a first time online line fundraiser- it very successful!
March Pick Me Up - Centre of Wellington Centennial Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome to the Feel Good Raffle


Submitted by Lynn Lewis, Rotary Club of Mississauga
 
We first began researching a raffle after hearing about the success of the Mudcreek Rotary Club in Nova Scotia with their raffle.  It has been reported that raffles bring in $1.5 million annually to their tiny community of 4,000+ people. Although it has taken Mudcreek Rotary 6 years to be successful, their experience is a testament to the power of working together with the community in order to make amazing things happen. 
Welcome to the Feel Good Raffle Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Milton Youth Summit

Have you heard about the upcoming Milton Youth Summit? 

The Rotary Club of Milton has put together a virtual Milton Rotary Youth Leadership Summit on April 10, 9am-3pm. It promises to be a great event with high-caliber speakers and panelists covering Environment, Mental Health, Careers, and Service Learning with a youth-oriented focus.  The event planning committees led by Milton President, Romeo Mitchell, include not only members of the host club but also Interactors, Rotaractor, and Rotarians from Halton, Peel, and Passport Club South.
 
There have been multiple planning meetings per week for three months. We are pleased to report that enrolment has been filling up steadily with youth aged 12-24 years from across District 7080 and even as far afield as Uganda and St Lucia being invited to register.  
 
More details can be found at: https://www.miltonrotaryclub.com/
 
Milton Youth Summit Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Community Service Awards Event Adapts Well to the Vagaries of Forced Change


Submitted by Mae Radford, Rotary Club of Burlington Central
 
In past years, the Rotary Club of Burlington Central recognized two new Paul Harris Fellows at an annual Community Service Awards breakfast meeting at the Burlington Golf and Country Club.  Members of the other three Burlington Rotary Clubs, and friends and family of the recipients, joined us at an exciting formal event.
 
But it is pandemic time and can we cope with the vagaries of change and consider cancelling?
Community Service Awards Event Adapts Well to the Vagaries of Forced Change Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Three Proactive Projects to Protect Environment


Submitted by Nagwa Abou-El Naga, District Environment Committee member
 
Rotarians and Rotaractors spent an hour and a half with Prof Herbert Sinnock, Director of  Sustainability at Sheridan Institute of Technology, on March 18, 2021, at the District Environmental  Webinar. The focus of the webinar was to discuss how the public sector would improve energy use, reduce waste and develop healthy green areas. These areas are not just environmental projects, but also a learning process to changing residents' culture and mindset in using the city's public places to be proactive in protecting the environment.
 
Prof Sinnock led the education and training for Global Environment protection at  Sheridan College and connected with municipalities of Oakville and Brampton to establish  Energy use and Zero emission. 
Three Proactive Projects to Protect Environment Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

World Rotaract Week - Rotaract Mississauga completes funding for Well Installation Project


Submitted by Leah Parent, Rotaract Club of Mississauga
 
In the 2018/2019 Rotary year, the Rotaract Club of Mississauga pledged to raise $5000 over two years in support of the Well Installation Project on Ukerewe Island, Tanzania, a project spearheaded by the Rotary Clubs of Meaford and Thornbury. Working in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Nansio in Tanzania and Tanzanian village leaders, the Rotary Clubs of Meaford and Thornbury identified the need for access to safe water in villages across Ukerewe Island.
World Rotaract Week - Rotaract Mississauga completes funding for Well Installation Project Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotaract Week - UTM Rotaract Self-care Essentials


Submitted by Aqsa & Umniyah, Rotaract Club of University of Toronto - Mississauga
 
We are always so busy trying to take care of others, that oftentimes we forget to take care of ourselves. For that reason, this year UTM Rotaract club took the initiative of selling self-care packages all through the month of March. The purpose of the fundraiser was to increase mental health awareness, encourage self-care and raise funds for CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health).
Rotaract Week - UTM Rotaract Self-care Essentials Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Club Leadership Training, April 10 - April 17

If you are an incoming Board member or committee chair - or if you aspire to be, these sessions are for you. They are role-specific and provide essential information on how each committee functions. If you are a newer member,  learn the function of each committee so that you can serve.
 
For more information and to view the sessions, check out: https://rotary7080.org/Page/clt-2021
Club Leadership Training, April 10 - April 17 Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

World Rotaract Week - Rotaract Club of Brampton's Food Donation Initiative


Submitted by Rotaractor Gaurav Gujar, Rotaract Club of Brampton
 
After Rotaractor Gaurav Gujar won an internal employee contest at work, he was astonished by what he could do with a generous donation of $4000 from his employer, HSBC Bank Canada. Gaurav had come across a contest about how employees volunteer in their community and as a Rotaractor for five years, it was natural to talk about all the work he had done in the community through the Rotaract Club of Brampton. 
 
With the donation, the Rotaract Club of Brampton has decided to donate non-perishable food items to four food banks in Brampton, four times. Each time, the food donations will be approximately 150-200 pounds per food bank, so around 600-800 pounds for the year!
World Rotaract Week - Rotaract Club of Brampton's Food Donation Initiative Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Take The Enviro Pledge

Submitted by Michael Pavan, Chair of the D7080 Environment Committee
 
Rotary District 7080 shares an interest in protecting our common legacy: the Environment.
We invite our members to support activities that strengthen the conservation and protection of natural resources, advance ecological sustainability, and foster harmony between communities and the environment.
 
In a recent national poll, over half of Canadians indicated their belief that climate change will not hurt them personally.  That is concerning, with all the scientific facts that call out the severe risk of climate change that faces every country on earth.  
Take The Enviro Pledge Dan Dubreuil 2021-03-31 04:00:00Z 0

New D7080 Microsite for Non-Rotarians
 

Submitted by Dan Dubreuil, PR Director D7080
 
“Each one, bring one” is a great idea and we encourage all members to embrace it.  To help bolster membership attraction, the District has also developed a new microsite that explains who we are, and what we do. 
 
Helping our district's membership committees will be a priority for the District’s PR team next year. We’re looking to help drive real growth in membership, not just stem our declines.  The introduction of the Environment as an area of focus, and the change in membership status for Rotaractors be key to making this happen.
New D7080 Microsite for Non-Rotarians  Dan Dubreuil 2021-03-31 04:00:00Z 0

April Message - District Governor Mike Lawrie

April is Maternal and Child Health Month for Rotary which is another one of our Areas of Focus. Related to this area of focus, Gender Equality is one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. This theme was highlighted on International Women’s Day last month. The cause is one that has been a societal issue that harkens back to a time when women weren’t recognized as persons and were not allowed to vote. The women’s rights movement continues to address equality, reproductive rights and violence against women.  Although we have witnessed variable shifts in culture and advances in education, access to health care and employment, there is still a lot of work to be done. Maternal and child health is a cause that is mixed in with several of Rotary’s other areas of focus.
April Message - District Governor Mike Lawrie Dan Dubreuil 2021-03-31 04:00:00Z 0

District 7080 Conference Registration Opens Today!

Today is the day! Registration opens for the Rotary District 7080 Virtual Conference. Don’t miss our engaging and inspiring lineup of guest speakers including Ian Riseley, Valarie Wafer, and Boris Cherniak. Please note that the last day to register is May 26th, so don’t wait too long! Visit rotary7080conference.com to register today. #discon2021
District 7080 Conference Registration Opens Today! Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-03-23 04:00:00Z 0

Interact in D7080


Curious about what our Interact Members are up to?  Click below to catch-up on their news through their Monthly Newsletters. 

See Bulletins
Interact in D7080 Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

2021-2022 Rotary Theme

2021-22 RI President Shekhar Mehta announced his theme "Serve to Change Lives" during the opening session of the International Assembly. The theme serves as an inspiration for all Rotarians and a rallying call for our efforts in 2021-2022. Watch incoming President Shekhar's official address at the International Assembly by clicking the link below.
2021-2022 Rotary Theme Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

RI's Amazing Training Resources


 
 
Learn everywhere and anytime with Rotary’s Learning Center. Take courses, find resources, connect with an online community, and track your progress. To see a basic overview of all available courses click the link below.
 
RI's Amazing Training Resources Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup


Save the Week: April 17 - 24, 2021 - Rotary Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup.

In 2021 The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors added a new area of focus: Supporting the environment.  There's no better way to celebrate than participating in the first ever Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup on April 24, 2021.
 
Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

District Membership Webinar: Diversity, Inclusion and Equity


Do you know where you and your club fit on the DEI spectrum? Join us March 24 at 7:00 PM. Our presenter is RI Vice President Elect Valarie Wafer. Valarie is the chair of the Rotary International DEI Taskforce. You will learn how you and your club can take action to create lasting change and ensure you are Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive.

Register Now!
District Membership Webinar: Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

District Peace Committee Webinar


The District 7080 Peace Committee will be hosting its first webinar with guest presenter Holly White, an RI Peace Fellow. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 2nd at 7PM.
District Peace Committee Webinar Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotaract Club of Guelph's 'Mask-querade'


Submitted by The Rotaract Club of Guelph
 
In the face of many challenges and necessary adaptations, the Rotaract Club of Guelph has gone ahead with its annual Spring Gala fundraiser, but with several COVID-safe twists. Initially unsure of how to proceed with their biggest event of the year, the club has spent the better part of the past several months brainstorming how to keep the fundraising spirit alive while staying separated. Passionate to continue the spirit of giving back to the local community, the team elected to host the gala online over Zoom on Friday, March 5, 2021 with the tongue-in-cheek theme of “Mask-querade”. 
Rotaract Club of Guelph's 'Mask-querade' Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

March Message - District Governor Mike Lawrie

 
March is Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Month. This is one of Rotary’s 7 Area of Focus. It is also on the list of 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It is the aim of the UN to have universal access to safely managed water and sanitation by 2030. But we have a long way to go. Every 2 minutes, somewhere in the world, a child dies as a result of poor hygiene or unsafe drinking water. 
 
 
 
March Message - District Governor Mike Lawrie Dan Dubreuil 2021-02-27 05:00:00Z 0

March Message - RI President Holger Knaack

 
As someone who knows firsthand the great leadership potential of Rotaractors, I always look forward to World Rotaract Week, which we are celebrating from 8 to 14 March. Rotaractors are the focus of all three of my presidential conferences this year, and I was proud when, two years ago, the Council on Legislation voted to elevate Rotaract by including Rotaract clubs as members of Rotary International. Before that, the Council had already made dual membership possible, and shortly after, the Board of Directors decided to do away with Rotaract’s age limits.
March Message - RI President Holger Knaack Dan Dubreuil 2021-02-27 05:00:00Z 0

D7080 Facebook Group

Are you a club member within 7080?  Then you should ALSO be a member of our District Facebook Group.

See posts for upcoming events and other content to enrich your life in Rotary! Post your own ideas and experiences about Rotary too.
 
This is a closed group, just for us. Request to join now:   www.facebook.com/groups/7080Community/
 
Contact Dan Dubreuil if you need more info!
D7080 Facebook Group Dan Dubreuil 2021-02-03 05:00:00Z 0

Water First Global Grant


Submitted by The Rotary Club of Guelph
 
How many times, as Rotarians and Canadians, have we heard the comment; “(We) help with water projects all over the world, why do we still have clean water issues in Canada” and then, “what can we do to assist First Nation people who are dealing with clean water issues?” The how and why of clean water issues in Canada is a complex and deeply frustrating issue for all Canadians and a life-threatening issue to affected Indigenous communities. So, what can we as concerned Canadians and Rotarians do?
 
After much research and discussion, a group of District 7080 and 7090 Rotary Clubs worked together and applied for a Global Grant to be hosted in Canada, with an International partner in Buffalo and were successful in raising $115,000 to assist in training interested Indigenous youth in clean water management.
Water First Global Grant Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Focus on Environment

Submitted by Nagwa Abou El-Naga, District 7080 Rotaract Director
 
DG Michael Lawrie recently launched a new District Committee to help our clubs tackle environmental issues and support Rotary’s newest Area of Focus. Our Environment Committee is currently planning a series of webinars to inform Rotarians about ways our clubs, and club members, can work to protect the environment.
Rotarians Focus on Environment Dan Dubreuil 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Spreading Christmas Cheer - RC Palgrave

These unprecedented times have forced Rotary clubs around the world to reinvent many of their events and fundraising activities. Palgrave Rotary club is proud to have embraced this challenge and successfully developed a fundraiser that replaced income lost to the pandemic, facilitated continued interaction between the club and the community we serve most immediately, and provided a much-needed dose of Christmas cheer!
Spreading Christmas Cheer - RC Palgrave Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Blood Donation Challenge


Submitted by The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise
 
The Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunrise has issued a Blood Donation Challenge to members, their family & friends. Between January 8 – February 14th, people are challenged to go donate blood.
 
Rotarian Jen Clarke mentions the club has been getting some good traffic and feedback on their social media channels, and members have already started making appointments and donating.

All clubs/district are welcome to join us in this challenge.  Note that this is an essential service, so the donation centres are open – by appointment only. https://www.blood.ca/en
Blood Donation Challenge Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Drive-Thru for Winter Coats - RC Mississauga Meadowvale

On Saturday, January 16th, the Rotary Club of Mississauga-Meadowvale hosted a drive-thru coat drive to collect winter coats for the annual Fight The Cold Coat Drive. Fight The Cold Coat Drive is an initiative led by Mississauga community volunteer Leslie Silvestri. Every year, Leslie collects gently used winter coats for those in need. Due to the pandemic, this year's need is much greater.
 
RCMM collected over 200 coats in the parking lot of Streetsville United Church. The club would like to thank Streetsville United and all the Rotarians and community members who donated and helped with this event. Your kindness is appreciated.
Drive-Thru for Winter Coats - RC Mississauga Meadowvale Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Adapting to Change - RC Brampton Flower City Centennial

The Rotary Club of Brampton Flower City Centennial is a relatively small but active club. The COVID 19 Pandemic affected both of our primary fund-raising events from last years. Notwithstanding our members continues to serve the community. They were able to identify several causes where the club could be of assistance.
Adapting to Change - RC Brampton Flower City Centennial Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

Four Burlington Rotary Clubs at Christmas

Together, the four clubs in Burlington joined to prepare 800 goody bags full of candy canes, chocolates, a cookie and other sweets ready to add to the Christmas Dinners served on Christmas Day by the Meal Bag Program at Wellington Square United Church.
 
It has been a tough year: some folk lost their jobs, families lost loved ones, some had health issues and some became more socially isolated than ever.  Many community partners, friends, churches, and organizations, including Rotary, rallied together and did everything they could to deliver a safe ‘pandemic proof’ Christmas dinner and deliver a message of hope to those in such need. The Meal Bag Program at Wellington United Church is so grateful for the Christmassy candy bags provided by the four Burlington Rotary Clubs that gave that special touch, a sweet ending to the Christmas dinner.
 
Our partners, volunteers and friends who delivered the hot meals heard inspirational stories of gratitude for the meal on Christmas Day. Check out the action on Youtube.
 
 
Four Burlington Rotary Clubs at Christmas Jananee Savuntharanathan 2021-02-01 05:00:00Z 0

February Message - District Governor Mike Lawrie

 
Welcome to February, our shortest month and we rejoice seeing the daylight stretching a little longer each day. As Canadians, our national identity is partially formed by our four very different seasons and the opportunity to be active outdoors. Winter brings us a chance to engage in alpine and Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, snow shoeing and ski-doing; but this year we had to adjust to the Pandemic rules and do these things differently, if at all. The snowbirds were largely grounded this year and our love for a break in the sunny, warm southern climates was probably curtailed. None the less, as Canadians, we find ways to get fresh air and hopefully to engage with others in newly defined ways.
February Message - District Governor Mike Lawrie Dan Dubreuil 2021-01-31 05:00:00Z 0

Rising to the Challenge 

 
Past President Mary Brady and President Ralph Sprague, Rotary Burlington North
 
Our biggest struggle at the beginning of the lock down due to COVID 19, was knowing how to run a meeting virtually. The Zoom application was new to most of us. Luckily, we had a member of our club whose company allowed her to use her account for personal reasons, and she was familiar with the technology. This allowed us to start offering our meeting virtually immediately. We soon realized that it was going to be a while before we were going to meet in person again - little did we know that this was not going to be for just a few months.
 
Rising to the Challenge Dan Dubreuil 2021-01-31 05:00:00Z 0

What is The Disaster Advisory Resource Group?

IPDG Lesley Barmania, 2020-21 DARG Chair
 
The Disaster Advisory Resource Group (DARG) was established in the summer of 2020 to communicate, connect and coordinate information from members regarding local and international disaster initiatives.  For clarification, the DARG Committee will not manage projects; their role is to provide information to support our members and clubs. 
 
 
 
What is The Disaster Advisory Resource Group? Dan Dubreuil 2021-01-28 05:00:00Z 0

Why You Should Care About Rotary Branding

By Liz Thiam, Rotary brand specialist
 
As a Rotary brand specialist, I see Rotary signs everywhere. I guess you could say it’s an occupational hazard. Even my children spot Rotary signs wherever we go. So when I attended a local Rotary event in my hometown last year, I couldn’t help but notice how Rotary’s logo was being used.
Why You Should Care About Rotary Branding Dan Dubreuil 2021-01-28 05:00:00Z 0

February Message - RI President Holger Knaack

In Rotary, 23 February is our anniversary, and February is also the month when we focus on promoting peace. There is a reason for this: Contributing to peace and international understanding has been a high priority for us since our earliest days.
 
We are often asked: “How can we get involved in peace now?” There are many paths to peace in Rotary. Our youth programs point us in the direction of Positive Peace, as does the work of intercountry committees and the Rotary Action Group for Peace.
February Message - RI President Holger Knaack Dan Dubreuil 2021-01-28 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary 7080 Youth Exchange

Dean Rutty, Youth Exchange Committee Chair, 2019-2021 
 
As you all know, our District Youth Exchange Program is currently suspended. Our District Committee recently met via Zoom with our 8 anxious yet patient outbounds (the group that would have been abroad right now had it not been for the pandemic), and they, as are we, cautiously optimistic that the program can resume for 2021-22. Obviously many factors have to fall into place, including vaccine accessibility, resumption of safe air travel, ability to live with host families and attend school, and granting of visas. It is too early to tell if this will be the case.
 
I ask you to keep in mind that former Exchange students make exceptional speakers for your weekly Rotary club meetings. They not only provide a glimpse of life in another country, they offer tremendous insight into how Youth Exchange benefits communities and Rotary clubs. Zoom also makes it easy for your club to have a “reunion” of past Exchange students- how exciting to find out how their lives have changed since their Exchange!
 
Please email me and we will be pleased to arrange a wonderful speaker for your meeting.
Rotary 7080 Youth Exchange Dan Dubreuil 2021-01-28 05:00:00Z 0

Cluster Power

 
The FOUR Rotary clubs in Oakville formed an alliance or cluster to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit goes to the Assistant Governor, Bent Fink-Jensen and Community Service Director of D7080, Norma Gamble for jumping into gear as soon as it was made public that we had a challenge ahead of us.
Cluster Power Dan Dubreuil 2020-12-31 05:00:00Z 0

Cookie Dough Drop Fundraiser

Submitted by Alysha Palmer 
 
During the holiday season, the Rotaract Club of Mississauga had the opportunity to partake in a Cookie Dough Fundraiser with local organization, Terra Cotta Cookie Co., based in Georgetown, Ontario. Over a two-week span beginning November 16th, our members reached out to friends, family, coworkers, and Rotarians to pre-purchase frozen cookie dough drops, where our club would receive $5 from every box sold in support of the Ukerewe Island Well Installation Project.
Cookie Dough Drop Fundraiser Dan Dubreuil 2020-12-29 05:00:00Z 0