District 7080
February 2019

News & Views Bulletin
Love is in the air ...
Welcome to our eighth (wow) issue of the News & Views Bulletin.  It is "Peace and Conflict Prevention / Resolution" month.  What is your club doing to promote peace?  We certainly need all you can do.
It may not be to late to arrange for one of our Rotary Peace Scholars to speak.  Contact Sherri Sutherland at the University of Waterloo   sherri.sutherland@uwaterloo.ca
We leave today to Camp Wanakita for our governors retreat and time with our exchange students. Cabins, snow, camp fires, singing, planning, and inspiration! 
May Peace be with You!
PS: don't forget your Valentine!
Quote for the Month ...  "there is No Path to Peace.  Peace is The Path".  (Mahatma Gandhi)
John Gilvesy, Governor 2018-19
Rotary Club of Tillsonburg
"If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace"...also John Lennon
Million Dollar Campaign Website launched!
There are many Rotarians and friends of Rotary that can truly make a difference by making a major financial contribution.  We are into our campaign, (waiting for confirmation that $500,000 already committed), and cluster captains have started making presentations and tapping on shoulders within their communities in hopes of raising a Million Dollars.   You can help.  See website   https://rotary7080.org/50042/Page/Show?ClassCode=Page&Slug=million-dollar-campaign  
or contact  Carolyn Ferguson, for more information Carolyn.Ferguson@rotary.org
RI President Barry to live stream to our
Big FAB Rotary Dinner ...

Rotarians are asked to invite non Rotarians (minimum 4, maximum 8) over for dinner on April 6, 2019 (with alternate date of May 4, 2019).  Each non Rotarian guest will be asked to donate at least $30 (payable to the club to benefit 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.  RI President Barry Rassin will live stream a message to all at a fixed time during dinner.  Again, a great opportunity for public image, to introduce guests to Rotary, Foundation, and Polio ... and have a lot of fun.  For information, please contact event chair Linda Breault at linda@pearlehospitality.ca
The Beyond Borders Newsletter this month includes comments about peace from RID Jeffry, impressions on the International Assembly (can you find DGE Lesley), annual fund progress report, speaker bios for the Niagara Falls Zone conference, ... and lots more. Rotary Connects the World!   Read all about it!
We thank you for your dedication and valuable contributions.  We give a select number of awards to those that go above and beyond.  See list below.  Please consider leaders in your community and if appropriate, return the completed form and any additional information by April 30th to Clarence Haverson, District Awards Committee Chair at chaverson@rogers.com
We Score ... 2018-19 First Nations Hockey Drive
  ... organized by RC Palgrave and RC Etobicoke, recently collected hockey equipment and sent 9 skids to the Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Wellness Council.  Equipment will be distributed to various communities that have needs including Grassy Narrows, Pikangikum, Mishkeegogmang, Oneida Nation of the Thames, Taykwa Tagamou Nation, Pond Inlet, Clyde River, Iqualuit, and The Chippewa of Nawash.  The estimated number of children outfitted will be around 700.  Hope the Maple Leafs thank Rotary!
Check this out ...
"Rotary Leader", is a bi-monthly publication for Rotary club and district officers, to help achieve success.  Good information on managing leads, ways to use DDF, recruiting peace fellows, creating great social media posts, and message from RI President on vocational service. 
ROTARACT wants a party ... to do good!
The Rotaract Clubs of Mississauga, Oakville and Brampton have partnered together to host a Charity Gala in support of Canadian Tire Jumpstart.  Join them on March 30th, 2019 at Mississauga Grand Banquet and Event Centre for dinner, dance, silent auctions and live performances!
Early Bird Tickets: $60 till March 1
Regular: $70  Purchase your ticket here:
The Rotaract clubs are also looking for sponsorships and silent auction donations.  If your company would like to be a sponsor/donate items please contact Jananee at president@rotaractmississauga.ca.
Dates Changed to March 17-21 ... Last Call
Opportunity International Canada has finalized the dates for the Honduras Microfinance Insight Trip.  Please check your calendars as dates have changed to March 17-21, 2019.  Registration form required by mid February so that arrangements can be completed.  Please contact me at  jgilvesy@gmail.com if you are keen to learn more about microfinance, willing to assist with the Global Grant application, and to participate on the trip.  Thanks again for supporting our project
What did you learn from 2018 ...
 In his Year end wrap-up, Bill Gates is quoted as saying "I spend a lot of time on polio, part of it talking to the funders to make sure they continue their commitment even though eradication is taking longer than any of us would like. I remind them of the huge benefits of success, and the risk that the disease will return in a big way if we don’t finish the job." Read more...
Adventure in Understanding

Developed by the Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha, and chaired by our PDG Don Watkins, the program is an annual six day cultural canoe experience for young  First Nation and non-native youth ages sixteen to eighteen years old.

It is a co-ed canoe voyage along the Trent Severn Waterway from Beavermead Park in Peterborough to Curve Lake First Nation.

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