Hopefully, you’ve been hearing lots from your President or President Elect about RI President Elect Jennifer Jones’ visit to our area on July 5th as part of the Imagine Canada Tour.  There are lots of opportunities for you to be involved and showcase the best of Rotary to our community.  For more information on the overall plans for the day, click here.  I’m also excited to share that our District will be hosting Rotary International Director Valerie Wafer for the day and she’ll be attending all our District based events! 
Here’s a run down of the day and links for how you can register and participate.
Watershed Clean-Up: This effort that has grown from a District 7090 service project covering a small portion of Lake Ontario and Erie to a multi-district plan to focus Rotarians’ attention to all five of the Great Lakes and streams and waterways feeding them.
Where: Sunnyside Park / Sir Casimir Gzowski Park (Humber River & Lake Ontario)
When: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cost: Parking & post event lunch (if desired)
Registration: Click Here
There is no local D7080 Watershed clean-up event.
Kids Against Hunger Food Packing Event: Join us in a food packing initiative that engages community members to address hunger in Canada and around the world. The goal is to pack 117,000 highly-nutritious, life-saving meal packs in recognition of Rotary's 117th birthday.  If you aren’t familiar with a food packing event entails, click here.
Where: GEM Limousine (4325 Harvester Road, Unit 18C, Burlington, ON  L7L 5M4)
When: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (setup @ 10 am – volunteers are req’d)
Cost: N/A
Registration: Click Here
A parallel event is being held in Toronto.  For more details, and to register, click here.
We are also looking for financial support for this event to purchase the supplies.  For us to run this event successfully we need to raise $10 000.  Please email Mary Brady or Todd Lyons if you or your club would like to donate in addition to volunteering and they will provide instructions on how to make your donation.
Imagine Rotary BBQ: President Jennifer will close out the day with a fun-filled Imagine Rotary BBQ hosted at the Toronto Botanical Garden. She can't wait to celebrate with you!  If you can’t make it to Toronto, and want to host a local event, click here to log what you will be doing.  Check out this flyer for how you can organize something local.  Please note that there is a limit of 60 tickets for our district to the event in Toronto and you can purchase two (2) tickets per person.  First come, first serve 😊.
Where: Toronto Botanical Garden
When: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: $75 plus parking
Registration: Click Here
We hope that you’ll be able to join us in person either at a local event or at a hub event.  If you can’t be there in person, we are working on setting up social media channels so that can still stay connected to all the fun! 
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!  I look forward to seeing you,
DGE Sandhya