The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2017-2018  Issue: 5
November 2, 2017

Upcoming Club and Area Events

If you have a story to tell, pictures to show off, or an event to publicize, please send it to the editor and we will publish it and/or make sure it gets on the District 6330 website.
To have your event listed, send links to published details for your upcoming events to the Editor. Your feedback, suggestions, and submissions are welcomed.
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From Your District Governor

November is Rotary Foundation Month

In large part, we can “make a difference” in the world because of our Foundation – because our Foundation helps Rotary clubs transform our gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
Our Foundation, concentrates our projects in at least one of the 6 areas of focus - Promoting Peace, Providing Clean Water, Saving Mothers and Children,
Supporting Education, Growing Local Economies, and Fighting Disease.
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District Governor - Martin Ward & partner Mary Ruston
email:  phone: 519-671-6340
Information and Recent News


This is time sensitive - If an international service project in a safe environment with travel dates between January 8 and 18, 2018, is of interest to you, ask for information from Jean at - before November 15th.
Our Zone Newsletter
Our Rotary International Director, and current Vice President of Rotary International, publishes a newsletter monthly. Of particular interest in this issue:
  • Immediate past district Governor of District 7500 describes how he made attracting and retaining women members a priority -- and the great results.
  • A small club in Massachusetts explains how they have grown their membership by 50% -- with more to come. 
  • Change is coming to the Zone Institute - next year's gathering will be called a Zone Conference and will be open to all Rotarians
The full issue is available here.
Stratford Club's Short Story Contest
The Rotary Club of Stratford is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural Short Story Contest, the awards for which were presented as part of the 2017 Stratford Writers Festival this past Friday, October 20th
This contest was launched one year ago on THE BRIDGE, and immediately attracted entries from as far away as Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Friends Of Rotary

Looking for ideas to engage more people in your club?

The Rotary Club of Wiarton has formalized a structure for their Friends Of Rotary group. It helps engage people that are not ready for the commitment of full Rotary membership. During the first year that this program has been in place, the club has engaged 11 active potential members and 1 "Friend" has converted to full club membership. Follow this link for more information about the Wiarton Friends Of Rotary program.
The District 6330 website Membership Resources page has been enhanced with a new section entitled Embracing Change In Membership. This new section is a place where your ideas and changes made in your club can be shared. Check it out here.
Celebrating 60 Years

George Shaw - Celebrating 60 Years

On December 17, 2017 Grand Bend Rotarian George Shaw (formerly with London East club) will celebrate 60 years of Rotary perfect attendance!
Click on Read More to see an article dug from the archives of "The Bridge" for December 2007 - celebrating George's 50th anniversary of perfect attendance. 
Small clubs making a big difference
(from Rotary Weekly - October 27, 2017)

The power of a garden

Rotary members in Harvard, Illinois, USA, have teamed up with community groups to help alleviate hunger and bring the community together. As many as 250 needy families benefit from the 10,000 pounds of vegetables that are grown in a community garden and donated every year to the local food pantry. With only seven members, the club has had an impact far beyond its size, amplifying its efforts by partnering with others.


Past District Governor Tanya Wolff is working to raise money for Polio Eradication - this time, she's entered in the Tucson, Arizona RIDE to END POLIO.
Since her year as Governor, Tanya has run 5 full Marathons for Polio netting $50,000 USD for Polio Plus......This year, she's joining fellow Rotarians and RI staff in Tucson, Arizona to do the RIDE to END POLIO..... she'll do the work, and she's counting on your support. To make your contribution follow this Rotary link, or alternately, just donate in your usual fashion, but please let her know that you did - at
Got RV? Going to Toronto Convention in 2018? 


Take your RV to the Toronto Convention - and join the group for the before and after activities and tours.
  • RV Rally at the Convention site - June 19-22, 2018
  • Rotary International Convention - June 23-27, 2018
  • Rolling Rally with RVF - June 28 - July 5, 2018 
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