District 7080
November 2018

News & Views Bulletin
Foundation Month, Membership Summit, FQT, A Gift of Song, Giving Tuesday ... WOW!
Looking for something to do?  Movember is an action packed month.  Check out our District Events Calendar ... and don't forget Membership Summit and Foundation Qualification Training happen on November 10, and Gift of Song is on November 25.
Welcome to our fifth issue of the News & Views Bulletin.  There is a lot of good happening in Rotary.  Thank you for inspiring me!
Quote for the Month ... the harder you work, the harder it is to surrender (Lombardi)
John Gilvesy, Governor 2018-19
Rotary Club of Tillsonburg
Thank you for making a difference!
World Interact Week ... November 5-11
Empower young people in your community to take action, develop leadership skills, and gain a global perspective through Interact. Not only will Interact challenge them to reach their full potential, it will also energize and inspire your Rotary club while building connections in the community and around the world.
Plan your trip to Hamburg!

Now is the time to plan for the 2019 Rotary International Convention, in Hamburg, Germany. That is where together, we will Capture the Moment.  Register before the December 15 early registration deadline.

"I Joined Rotary to change the world, and Rotary changed me." See the November issue of the Beyond Borders newsletter to find out WHY and more news and views including ... the value of Rotary, handshakes, ping pong, The Rotary Foundation, Gift of Life, and Operation Warm. 
Our website and facebook page keeps getting better!
Check out our district website rotary7080.org and  Facebook page Rotary7080.  Lots of stories, photos and upcoming events.  Our Global Projects page is now live.  Great works! Please continue to send information including potential speakers to our District Assistant jananeesavuntharanathan@gmail.com
Outstanding Leadership ... for Peace
The Balsillie School of International Affairs and Conrad Grebel University University College recently extended their gratitude to the Kitchener Waterloo Cluster of Rotary Clubs, District Director of Peace Initiatives Ernie Ginsler, and PDG Kathi Dick ... for their work and generosity in promoting Rotary Peace Scholarships. One of our District strategic priorities is to have all clubs identify as Peacebuilding Clubs within the next 5 years. For more information on how, please contact Ernie at ernie@ginsler.com .
Have You Registered for Rotary Global Rewards?
Rotary Global Rewards is an exclusive member benefits program that offers Rotarians, Rotaractors, and alumni discounts on products and services and ways to give back to Rotary through their purchases. Members can also post their own offers and encourage local businesses to participate.   For more information, contact Paul Walman at info@kwsherwoodcopy.com
The Gift of Song to End Polio ... fun and fundraiser!
An outstanding men’s chorus, “Harbourtown Sound” has kindly offered another highly entertaining Christmas Concert in Burlington to support our Rotary Polio Eradication effort.  They will cover all expenses, with NO RISK to Rotary ... and we can raise a substantial amount of money for the Rotary Foundation.   A men’s chorus, (approximately 90 men), sing pop, rock, ballads, and Broadway.  They have qualified for the “World Harmony Championship” for 5 successive years in a row.  “Harbourtown” has sung in competitions in Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, Nashville, and Orlando. They are highly entertaining, and you’ll leave with a warm feeling of Christmas  playing on your mind.   For more information, contact Larry Armatage at ima1@sympatico.ca .
ROTARY DAY APPROVED ... "My Big Fat Rotarian Dinner"
At our last Presidents' meeting, "My Big Fat Rotarian Dinner" was approved for our "Rotary Day" event.  Every Rotarian will be asked to invite 6 non Rotarians over for dinner on a day (to be set) in Spring 2019. 
Each non Rotarian guest would be asked to donate at least $30 (to the Polio Plus Campaign) for a fantastic candlelight wine and dine event hosted by the Rotarian and Partner.  Photos during dinner to be posted online.
Great opportunity for public image, to introduce guests to Rotary, Foundation, and Polio ... and have some fun. 
Assuming 1400 members can participate x 6 guests each paying $30, potential for $252,000 to End Polio.  If matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at 2-1, total for night would be $756,000 ... a great dinner event for a fantastic "Rotary Day". 
For information, please contact event chair Linda Breault at linda@pearlehospitality.ca .
November 10 is Rotary Day at United Nations
 "The Rotary Club of New York, as many other Rotary clubs, played an essential role in building support during the formative years of The United Nations, and in selecting New York City for the Permanent Headquarters of the United Nations. As such, more than 60 years later, Rotary International still maintains the highest consultative status with the United Nations of any non-governmental organization"
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