District 7080
June 2019

News & Views Bulletin
 It has been an honour and privilege ...
... to have served as the 2018-19 Governor for our Rotary District 7080 … you have been my inspiration! 
Rotary International asked us to “Be the Inspiration”.  You have more than delivered.  Our district executive and committees have together made impressive gains to serve your strategic priorities.   Club presidents have responded by building on past achievements, and leading the effort to adapt and change in a manner that will better meet the evolving needs of our members …  and those that are less fortunate. 
Our sharing and participation across the district is making for better and more effective projects.   As an example, our microfinance project in Honduras has seen participation by more than 80% of our clubs … perhaps a model of collaboration that can deliver larger and more sustainable results.
Your contributions this year will not go unnoticed.  Countless hours of selfless service have truly transformed the lives of others.  In addition, monetary commitments have set a record.   Since inception of district “Million Dollar” fundraisers benefiting your Rotary Foundation, no single district in Zone 24 East has raised more during a campaign than District 7080 … over $3.5 Million (Canadian) this year.  Thank you to our campaign committee and our very generous members and friends of Rotary.          
As we reflect on our achievements, know that we still have much to do, and the role of Rotary has never been more important.  We are very fortunate to have Lesley as our incoming Governor.  I have yet to find anyone more committed to the ideals of Rotary.  Please welcome and support her initiatives.  Let’s continue to build a stronger Rotary … a Rotary that “Connects the World”.
 Quote for the Month ... "I didn't grow up with great privilege, nor did I grow up wanting for anything. I was a middle-class kid and, relative to the rest of the world, that's great wealth" ... Matt Damon
John Gilvesy, Governor 2018-19
Rotary Club of Tillsonburg
We did it ... raised over $3.5 Million for TRF!
Rotarians and friends of Rotary have made major financial contributions to our Rotary Foundation, raising more than $3.5 Million (Canadian) during our District Million Dollar Campaign!  A huge thank you to all donors and committee members.  Plans for a Million Dollar Gala have commenced to celebrate the achievement, and recognize respective donors.  Information to follow.  Did I say Thank You?
I am "Beyond Borders" ...
Hello from Hamburg, Germany.  Many of us from the District are here at the International Conference networking, learning, sharing, promoting, and celebrating with more than 20,000 fellow Rotarians and friends of Rotary.  Next year, the conference will be in Hawaii.  For those who are not traveling, read the ... 
Happening on June 27 ... District Changeover & Awards Banquet
Forces of Nature ... coming together!
All are welcome to join together in Niagara Falls for our Zone Conference on September 19 - 21.  Bring your partner, family, Rotarian friends and colleagues for a conference that promises to be more than a conference. It will be an experience that will inspire and empower you, an experience you will remember for years to come.
Calling all Scholars ...
June 30, 2019 is the deadline for Global Grant scholarship applications for graduate scholars who will begin their studies in August, September, or October 2019.  Please submit the global grant application online using the Grant Centre.  All steps, scholar and sponsor authorizations must be completed for the application to be officially submitted to TRF.  If you have any questions or run into any obstacles, please contact Renée Reiling, Regional Grants Officer 1-847-866-3314
PDG Roy Cooper - Lifetime Achievement Award
Roy, a founding member of the Rotary Club of Burlington Central and past District Governor of Rotary District 7080 was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony at the Holiday Inn on May 23rd, 2019.  Many other founding members and past district governor attended.  Thank you Roy for leading by example ... for your lifetime commitment and contributions to improving lives.
East Coast Kitchen Party ... table auction
At our last Presidents' meeting, George Vincent mentioned the Rotary fund raiser he attended in London on May 10 – the theme was East Coast Kitchen Party.  It was a “cluster” event – jointly sponsored by a few London clubs.  The unique part was the silent auction online application.  You could participate in the silent auction from your table and received notifications if you were outbid.  You could also simply make donations to Polio Plus through the app… Very cool.  Here is a link ...
Thank you for uniting people, taking action, and improving lives!
Please add mailservice@clubrunner.ca to your safe sender list or address book.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile