7080 Connects
Monthly Bulletin - April 2021
District 7080 - Governor's Message
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.
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.
District News
Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup 
Planning for this event is now well under way for most clubs. If your club is still looking to get involved, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup website can suggest areas in your city that could benefit from a cleanup. This site will also specify COVID-19 policies you must adhere to for your event. Please email James Weber if you plan to participate. James will be collecting data on participation within District 7080.
Club Leadership Training (CLT) -  April 10th to 17th.
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.
New D7080 Microsite for Non-Rotarians
“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.
Rotary Youth Exchange Update
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.
Take The D7080 Environment Pledge
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.
Welcome to the Feel Good Raffle
For a “Catch the ACE” Rotary Raffle to work well, it requires large participation from purchasers. Big cash prizes drive big ticket sales! This may not be an easy task for one Rotary Club. By collaborating with other clubs in Ontario, there could be easily be over 100 clubs to promote the Feel Good Raffle. 
Club News

Adapting to the Vagaries of Forced Change

In past years, the Rotary Club of Burlington Central recognized new Paul Harris Fellows at an Awards breakfast meeting. Members of all 4 Burlington Rotary Clubs, as well as friends and family of the recipients, would gather for an exciting formal event.
COVID-19 would force a change in 2021. New thinking created an opportunity for greater community involvement.
The Future of Rotary
Come and be inspired about Interact at the Milton Youth Summit! Aren’t you tired of our membership stuck at 1.2 million? Imagine what will happen to our membership if we support our Interactors to grow into Rotaractors and subsequently into Rotarians? Come and be a part of the Breakout Session at the Milton Youth Summit where current and past Interactors will share their stories.

Upcoming Events and Club Zoom Meetings

Please check-out upcoming events and Zoom meetings in D7080.  To add your event to this list simply enter it on the Events Calendar on the District 7080 website.  Please note that registration is required for many of these events. Click on each event for full details.
CLT - Kick-Off & Opening Plenary
Apr 10, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Rotary Milton Youth Summit
Apr 10, 2021
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
CLT - International Service
Apr 10, 2021
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Ready for a Good Laugh? Guelph Trillium Fundraiser
Apr 10, 2021
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CLT - Vocational Service
Apr 12, 2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CLT - Secretaries
Apr 13, 2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
View entire list
We Want to Hear From YOU!
Thank you to all club members who submitted stories and images for this month’s issue of 7080 Connects. If you have a story that you’d like to share please sent it to connects@rotary7080.org  
The deadline for submissions is April 24th. All stories that don’t make it into the monthly bulletin will be posted on the district website, the district's Facebook Page or the District's Facebook Group
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