District 7080
May 201

News & Views Bulletin
What do you believe? I have had the benefit of visiting 50 Rotary clubs, in addition to Rotaract and Interact clubs, numerous fun/fundraiser events, and youth exchange and Camp Enterprise activities. Thank You! Believe that you are making a huge difference. Imagine what over 1.4M members, plus their partners and friends of Rotary around the world are doing to improve communities.  I have seen ... and I believe!   
Welcome to the eleventh issue (whose counting?) of our News & Views Bulletin.  Enjoy, share, inspire, and keep believing!
Quote for the Month ... “Great things are done by a series of small things put together."  Van Gogh
John Gilvesy, Governor 2018-19
Rotary Club of Tillsonburg
In the home stretch ... and Dinner will be served!
Cluster captains are doing final presentations and wrapping up commitments from Rotarians and friends of Rotary making major financial contributions ($10,000 or more) to the Foundation.  It is not too late to participate, with possibly a donation spread over 3 years, a clause in your will, or via an insurance policy.   As previously mentioned, plans for a Million Dollar Gala have commenced to celebrate the achievement, and recognize respective donors.  If you want to be a major donor to YOUR Foundation, contact Carolyn Ferguson at  carolyn.ferguson@rotary.org
Bruce Friesen runs for polio ...

Member Bruce Friesen recently invited his running club for a FAB dinner, and raised a whopping $1,140 to end Polio.  Others who have already hosted are reporting good times, expanded awareness, and impressive $$ amounts to end Polio.  If you have yet to do so, there is still time for you to host a Big FAB Rotary Dinner Thanks to those who have already supported this Rotary Day event.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact  Linda Breault  at:  lindabreault@aceevents.ca 
Beyond Borders ... in Germany!
For all of you traveling to Hamburg for the Rotary International Convention, don't forget the Beyond Borders Dinner on Sunday night, June 2nd.  Get a glimpse of the larger world of Rotary. Fellowship on steroids with friends from Zones 24, 32 and 9 new districts.  To register, click link to Beyond Borders Newsletter below ...
WASRAG making a difference ...

As a Rotarian Action Group (RAG), WASRAG invites Rotarians from around the world to join them and engage in the battle to provide safe water, sanitation and hygiene for all.  WASRAG provides human, technical and financial support to Rotary clubs and districts that are seeking to help communities. Rotarians interested in supporting WASRAG can also  be involved with global WASH assistance efforts.  For details, contact our International Service Director     Aldo Villanovich at:  calcon@sympatico.ca

Calling all members and partners to register for our Changeover & Awards event on June 27...
Register now for our District Changeover & Awards evening event set for June 27, 2019 at Glencairn Golf Club.  Enjoy cocktails and fellowship on the garden patio, then all you can eat buffet dinner in the ballroom.  Celebrate the achievements of members and the passing of the torch to DGE Lesley.
Reminder that all are welcome to "Connect" in Niagara Falls at our Zone Conference on September 19 - 21.  To register and read speaker bios,
RYLA ... more than an adventure!
Last night, I had the opportunity to visit our RYLA team and students in Orangeville at the Ecology Retreat Centre. Students arrived Sunday afternoon for an intensive 5 day leadership experience organized by our RYLA co-chairs Madiha and Chris-Beth and club facilitators ... to develop skills as leaders while having fun and making connections.  From all accounts, a fantastic life altering Rotary program.  Thank You!
D7080 representative is PDG John Stairs ... to know more about what happened,
It's Cool to be HIP!
See the latest HIP Circle Newsletter, and learn more about our own Circle Chair John Lomax.  In addition, the 3rd Annual Reception and Auction in support of Anishhawbe Health Foundation will be in Toronto on June 12. Funds will go towards a new health centre as part of a new 2.4 acre Aboriginal Community Hub. For tickets, go to: https://aht.salsalabs.org/2019receptionandauction/index.html
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