"Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves."

District Governor Welcome
Welcome to District 6330
 
Rotary isn't just a club for people to joinbut rather “an invitation to endless opportunities” are you ready to join us on the path?
 
“Rotary Opens Opportunities” is our current theme for 2020-21 and when Rotary International President Holger Knaack announced the theme in January, nobody could have foreseen the changes we and the world would face in the coming months.
 
In March, as the Covid-19 started forever affecting our lives, Rotary at all levels moved quickly into the world of electronic communications. Up until this point, we were making incremental changes in the way we did the business of Rotary, trying to lead the way without venturing too far and getting lost.
 
Zoom and other electronic platforms are helping transform us as we try to meet and continue to serve our local and international communities. Our District 6330 comprises of Interact, (ages 12-18) Rotaract (ages 18+) and Rotary clubs along the shores of Lake Huron and North Eastern Michigan as well we have a District Passport Club offering flexible membership and a Global Passport club that connects members in different countries offering a international membership experience!
 
As we change to the new future, we will remain a service organization with a goal of “doing good in the world.” But we are so much more than that. We are a leadership organization of members from the private sectors (large and small businesses) as well as government, service employees, non-profits, and people who want to make the world a better place to live.
 
Rotary is continuing to live up to its promise made 35 years ago, in 1985, of eradicating polio from the face of the earth. For the past several years, polio has existed in just two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Lessons learned in reducing the incidence of polio to zero throughout most of the world are now aiding in planning vaccination efforts when a Covid-19 vaccine is found. 
 
I’m so proud of the 70+ clubs in our District and their efforts to Grow Rotary by introducing new Rotary club models such as corporate memberships, satellite clubs, flexible meeting times, and of course, Zoom meetings. As well we are moving towards caused based clubs such as supporting veterans or helping to stop human trafficking!
 
Rotary creates pathways for members to improve their lives and the lives of those they help through service projects. Are you interested in hearing more or think there is a need in your community for a new type of Rotary Club experience? Let me know!
 
David Elliott
District Governor 2020-21
“Rotary Opens Opportunities”
Cell 519-870-5268
 
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PolioPlus Responding to the Covid-19 Challenge
 
Rotary's worldwide Polio Plus program has not only nearly eradicated  the disease, it has created an infrastructure which is now being utilized to fight Covid-19. Read what Mike McGovern, Chair of the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee and John Germ, Past Rotary International President and Chair of the Polio Countdown to History Committee report about Rotary's Covid-19 response.
By Elizabeth Davis, Annual Giving Officer, Zone 24 East & Zone 32, Elizabeth.Davis@rotary.org

As time goes on, I will continue to do my best to keep you all up to date on how COVID-19 is affecting operations for the Foundation and donor giving.

As you all probably know by now, the majority of Rotary staff have been working remotely from home since last week. As of Saturday evening, a statewide shelter-in-place order went into effect across Illinois meaning that residents may only leave their places of residence to carry out essential activities (such as going to the grocery store, seeking medical attention, etc.). This means that until the order is lifted, no personnel are now being permitted to enter Rotary’s One Rotary Center build-ing.
(from Rotary Voices - May 29, 2019) - By Joe Otin, governor-elect of Rotary District 9212 (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan)

 

I gravitate naturally to statistics despite the negative feelings some people have about them. I think that information is the fuel that our world runs on and without it our systems will sputter, stall, and shut down. That is because statistics are significant in decision making.

When I joined the Rotary Club of Nairobi East, Kenya, 19 years ago, I was told that good Rotarians were defined by the regularity of their attendance, the frequency of their gifts to The Rotary Foundation, and most importantly by their ability to introduce new members to the club.

But that is not what attracts people to Rotary ... to learn more - Read the rest of this post

The Council On Legislation (COL) is held once every three years with the 2019 cycle recently concluded in Chicago, Illinois from April 14 through April 18, 2019. 116 proposed enactments plus one RI board proposed position statement were presented, 47 were adopted, 55 were rejected and 15 were withdrawn. Of the 47 pieces of adopted legislation 6 items were of direct consequence to clubs.
Are you unsure where to start with your new member orientation? Have members learn more about Rotary and even test their knowledge with the new Rotary Basics course in the Learning Center. They’ll read about Rotarians from around the world, learn about our values and causes, and deepen their understanding of Rotary through this interactive course.

The Rotary Basics course was designed for new Rotarians, but it’s also a great refresher for other members — and even nonmembers — who want to know more about Rotary.

To take the class, use the link above. Anyone who isn’t signed in to My Rotary will be prompted to do so before going to the Learning Center.
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