Polio Update

Polio Headlines 04 January, 2023

This is the first report for 2023 which shows no new cases from the wild Type I virus and only 3 new cases from the vaccine derived cases. At the end of the year cases in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Mozambique had all leveled off so we are tantalizing close to the goal of a polio free world. We need to watch these data over the next few months.
Polio Update Dennis Dinsmore 2023-01-08 05:00:00Z 0 EndPolioNow
Noon Zoom For November Mike Chaffee 2022-11-04 04:00:00Z 0

Global Grant Scholarship


The primary consideration of the Global Grant Scholarship Grant is to forge a link between Rotary and future skilled professionals within one of seven areas of focus. The successful candidate will receive a Global Grant Scholarship, valued at $30 000 USD to fund one year graduate-level study at a university outside of Canada and the United States in 2023-24, leading to a career in one of Rotary’s seven areas of focus.

Deadlines to receive 2023-24 Global Grant Scholarship applications:

  • Local Rotary Club: November 15, 2022 
  • District Chair: November 30, 2022


Use the links on the left for more information.      

Global Grant Scholarship 2022-10-14 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Friendship Exchange

The Rotary Friendship Exchange program is an amazing opportunity for you to get to know fellow Rotarians from other countries while you tour their country and they tour yours.
Our district offers a great opportunity for Rotarians and guests to tour, dine and spend quality time with Rotarians in their home country and then reciprocate the hospitality when they come to visit ours.  We are now in the planning and registration stages of the next trip...
Rotary Friendship Exchange Erin Zorzi 2022-09-13 04:00:00Z 0

We're back! RYE YEO & YEC Training - August 2022

On August 10, YEOs (Youth Exchange Officers), YECs (Youth Exchange Counselors), Youth Exchange Committee members, and Youth Services Committee members from across D6330 gathered on Zoom for the first YEO & YEC Training session on the 2022-2023 Rotary year. There was lots of excitement as we talked about welcoming our first Inbound students to the District in 3 years!
We're back! RYE YEO & YEC Training - August 2022 Kirk Langford 2022-08-17 04:00:00Z 0

Nominations for District Governor 2025-2026

Nominations are now being accepted for the position of District Governor for the Rotary Year 2025-2026.
The deadline for submission has been extended to November 15, 2022
Here's how a club may submit a nomination...
Nominations for District Governor 2025-2026 Mike Chaffee 2022-08-02 04:00:00Z 0

Only a Plane Ride Away

Posted by Dennis Dinsmore
Rotary leaders frequently say in their speeches that "Polio is only a plane ride away". We recently got proof that this omen could become a reality when in July, 2022 the US Center For Disease Control announced the confirmation of a polio case in the United States.
An unvaccinated young adult in Rockland County, New York was verified with having polio, probably contracted from a family member or friend visiting from another country who may have had no symptoms and was totally unaware of possible infection.
Only a Plane Ride Away Dennis Dinsmore 2022-07-29 04:00:00Z 0 EndPolioNow

Meet the Governor

Imagine Rotary. How do you imagine your club in five years’ time? What great service projects will be completed in your community or in the world? What new members will be attracted to join your efforts? What lives will be impacted and changed forever because of your work?
Having spent most of my working career in the nonprofit world membership organizations like ours place a high emphasis on growth. I believe it our responsibility as Rotarians to create club cultures and club experiences that are inviting, rewarding and fun for prospective members. What barriers need to be addressed so everyone may have a great Rotary experience? What assistance does your club need to grow?
I am fortunate after a two-year hiatus to be able to visit your clubs in person and to meet each of you. Please also invite me to your service projects and fundraisers. Let’s have fun this year, do good things in the world and ask others to join us on this journey.  Lots of questions here. Let’s find out the answers together!
Mike Chaffee, District Governor 2022-23
Meet the Governor Dennis Dinsmore 2022-07-29 04:00:00Z 0

What Does cVDPV Mean?

Posted by Dennis Dinsmore
As we celebrate the near elimination of the polio virus throughout the world, the reports reflect another, often overlooked, number called the cVDPV which stands for “circulating Vaccine‐Derived Polio Virus”. In 2021, the year that only 4 new Type 1 cases were identified, 637 new cVDPV cases were found.
So what are these cases and why are they not considered to be included when the World Health Organization certifies a country to be polio free?  To understand this class of polio cases, we have to look at how polio immunization mechanism works. The original Salk vaccine, which is injected, uses killed virus cells to train the child’s immune system to recognize and destroy future polio virus cells. The Sabin oral vaccine, in contrast, uses live polio virus cells to achieve the same result through a much different mechanism.

Once the drops are given to the child they grow and multiply in the gut for about 6 weeks (or longer if the
child is malnourished) until the immune system learns how to overcome the invaders and proceeds to kill them. During this learning period, the child in effect becomes a walking polio factory and can spread polio via fecal eliminations.
In areas where workers can immunize a large percentage of the kids, this is not a problem. Siblings and other kids coming in contact each other are also vaccinated and can ward off the virus. In areas where immunizations are spotty and some kids are getting their drops while others are not that the unwanted spread happens and cVDPV cases proliferate.
What Does cVDPV Mean? Dennis Dinsmore 2022-05-28 04:00:00Z 0

Arch Klumph Society Member

As we enter November - "Rotary Foundation" month - our District gratefully celebrates our first Arch Klumph Society members. This donation was made from the estate of a long-time Rotarian and surviving spouse who wish to remain anonymous.
We thank the donors for their support and look forward to this legacy providing Grant funding for years to come. This very generous donation to The Rotary Foundation's Endowment Fund will help our Rotary continue to do good in the world every year.
As current District Rotary Foundation Chair, and on behalf of District 6330, it's clubs, and individual members we sincerely thank the donors for their profound long-term support of our efforts.
Arch Klumph Society Member Martin Ward 2021-10-27 04:00:00Z 0

Light up a Zoom room!

How do you stand out on a screen full of little boxes?
International keynote speaker Michael Angelo Caruso shares his expertise with Rotaractors and other young professionals in this special, one-time-only event.
How to Find Mentors and Retain a Network That Helps You Soar
Tuesday, May 11
7 p.m.
On Zoom
More info and registration: www.rotary6330.org/page/liftoff
Try a sample: here’s Michael Angelo Caruso with his tips on how to use compliments to improve your relationships. youtu.be/lWcEGV8np0Q
Brought to you by the District 6330 Rotaract Committee

Light up a Zoom room!  2021-05-05 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Involvement with COVID-19 vaccination

Rotary International
Dear district governors,

In these difficult days, we are so heartened to receive such uplifting reports on the unrelenting efforts of our Rotary members who have responded in their communities against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, the single question we hear time and again as we traverse the virtual world is, “Are we getting involved with COVID vaccination?” Considering the success and expertise we have gained in our polio eradication effort, this question is both natural and timely.

The answer is yes. We will have an important role in the months ahead.
Rotary's Involvement with COVID-19 vaccination Holger Knaack & K.R. Ravindran 2021-01-04 05:00:00Z 0
District Grant Testing 2020-11-20 05:00:00Z 0

Noon Zoom - Thank you to all veterans

On Tuesday, November 10th, our Noon Zoom will be focused on thanking our veterans and hearing how we can support them in our communities. Join us!
Passcode: 065377
Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
     US: +1 301 715 8592
            or +1 312 626 6799
            or +1 346 248 7799
            or +1 646 558 8656
            or +1 669 900 6833
            or +1 253 215 8782
     Canada: +1 438 809 7799
            or +1 587 328 1099
            or +1 647 374 4685
            or +1 647 558 0588
            or +1 778 907 2071
            or +1 204 272 7920

Webinar ID: 826 6793 4905
Noon Zoom - Thank you to all veterans Kirk Langford 2020-11-10 05:00:00Z 0

Hy-Brid Meetings

Hy-Brid Meetings
To increase member engagement in these uncertain times it is possible to offer an in person and virtual experience for members who prefer not to mingle by holding an in-person meeting alongside a Video conference (ZOOM Meeting). This can be achieved relatively easily and at modest cost.
Basic requirement
Hi-speed Internet /WIFI connection
2 PC Lap tops (One to act as the Podium PC to manage the presentation and display of in-room PowerPoints etc and one to host the Zoom Call)
USB Camera to view in room audience (You could use a Smart Phone)
Tripods/stands for cameras and mics.
Hy-Brid Meetings   Tony Sheard 2020-10-19 04:00:00Z 0
Noon Zoom - Membership Exchange 2020-10-09 04:00:00Z 0

Former Youth Exchange student comes full circle

Binish Desai began working on an eco-friendly brick made from recycling and waste, when he was 11. The former Rotary Youth Exchange student, inventor, and entrepreneur credits Rotary with giving him the support to pursue his dreams. Now he’s giving back through a new Rotary club. Read more 
Former Youth Exchange student comes full circle 2020-09-04 04:00:00Z 0

African Region declared free of wild poliovirus 

Posted by Ryan Hyland

Africa Certified Polio Free | Rotary Club of ReadingRotary and its GPEI partners celebrate a monumental achievement, say global eradication of wild polio is possible with the continued dedication and persistence of Rotarians

The World Health Organization (WHO) on 25 August announced that transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries of its African region. This is a historic and vital step toward global eradication of polio, which is Rotary’s top priority.

Read More ...

African Region declared free of wild poliovirus Ryan Hyland 2020-08-25 04:00:00Z 0 EndPolioNow

Welcome New Members to Rotary Basics

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.
Welcome New Members to Rotary Basics Colin Macdonald 2020-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Important Change to Global Grant Funding

An important change is being implemented to global grant funding for 2020-21.
  • Matching of cash donations, by clubs and individuals, to be discontinued as of July 1, 2020.
  • Matching of DDF contributions to Global Grants continues at 1:1
The Rotary Foundation has issued the following notice:
The global grant program has been very successful and has grown at an incredible pace since its launch in 2013. This growth, however, means that we expect the demand for global grants to dramatically exceed the capacity of the World Fund.
Important Change to Global Grant Funding Martin Ward 2020-05-30 04:00:00Z 0

District 6330 Rotary Peace Fellowship Candidate Nominated

Every Rotary year 100 individuals are selected for a Rotary Peace Fellowship to study for a Master’s Degree or a Certificate at some of the most prestigious Universities in the world.  These Fellowships provide tuition, board, books, fees, transportation, and field study expenses.  As you can image the competition for this program is intense and some years more that 1,000 applications are received.
District 6330 Rotary Peace Fellowship Candidate Nominated 2020-05-29 04:00:00Z 0

Polio and Covid-19

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.
Polio and Covid-19 Dennis Dinsmore 2020-05-17 04:00:00Z 0

Foundation Donations During COVID-19 Closures

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.
Foundation Donations During COVID-19 Closures Elizabeth Davis 2020-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Learning Centre Colin Macdonald 2020-03-16 04:00:00Z 0

Peace Fellowships applications are now being accepted

Rotary has awarded Peace Fellowships to individuals interested in being a catalyst for peace in their communities and the world at large since 2002. 
Peace Fellows study at eight prestigious universities in Europe, Asia, the United States, and now Africa.  The fellowships cover tuition, fees, room and board, expenses associate with internships and field assignments and round-trip transportation.
130 Peace Fellowships will be awarded for the 2021-2022 programs. 
- 50 Fellowships are for Master’s Degree Study, and
- 80 are for Certificate programs.
Peace Fellowships applications are now being accepted 2020-02-10 05:00:00Z 0

District Grants

Posted by Myrna Inglis on Dec 17, 2019
District Grants are a way to maximize Club resources for projects.
For a $600 USD project, a Club can apply for a $200 USD District Grant or if the project is $6,000, they can apply for a maximum $2,000 USD District Grant. One Club has applied for 4 different smaller grants in order to utilize their total grant allowance of $2,000 USD.
To date for 2019-2020, there are 18 approved Grants, 1 Funded Grant, 21 Grant Proposals and 3 cancelled grants. These Grant proposals need to move to the Application stage as soon as possible to ensure adequate time to review the application, complete the work of the project and prepare the final report before May 31, 2020.
No Complete Final Report = No Funding.
District Grants Myrna Inglis 2019-12-17 05:00:00Z 0
District Conference 2020 Colin Macdonald 2019-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Council on Legislation

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.
Council on Legislation Dennis Dinsmore 2019-09-06 04:00:00Z 0

New RI & Club Legislation

At the conclusion of each Council on Legislation meeting, held once every three years, the governance documents of the Rotary International organization and the member's Club Constitution change.The three revised documents, the RI Constitution, the RI Bylaws and the Standard Club Constitution are available for download here.
Notably missing from this group is the Club Bylaws. The reason is that each club in the Rotary world is free to write its own bylaws. Within club bylaws a club is free to decide what its rules are, as long as its rules do not interfere with the Standard Club Constitution..
New RI & Club Legislation Dennis Dinsmore 2019-06-20 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Materials At Discount Prices

International Name Plate Supplies (INPS) is a licensed Supplier of Rotary Merchandise located at 1450 Crumlin Road, London Ontario is retiring from the Rotary Merchandise business.
Please call Michelle De Ruiter 519-455-7647 ext 1337 to book a time to come see what items are available and discuss prices.
Currently INPS has membership folders, 4 way test certificates and cards, Object of Rotary certificates, new member kits, membership certificates, membership cards, water bottles, jewellery boxes, fancy lapel pins, member title pins, perfect attendance pin, Swarovski crystal paperweights, rotary stickers, decals, signs, magnets and much more in stock.
Call or email: mderuiter@inps.net for more information.
Rotary Materials At Discount Prices 2019-05-28 04:00:00Z 0

Council On Legislation - 2019

Dear Rotarians:

With the conclusion of the 2019 Council on Legislation, I am pleased to provide you with the Report of Action.  In this report, you will find:

  • A letter from General Secretary Hewko
  • Legislation that was adopted at the Council, including amended legislation
  • Vote tallies for the adopted items
  • An Opposition to Legislation Report Form
Council On Legislation - 2019 2019-05-27 04:00:00Z 0

Literacy Around the World

Hanover and Walkerton Rotarians assist in loading trailer for the Rotary Club of Grand Bend Global Literacy Project.
The Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board has been generous in donating used school desks, chairs, chalk boards, white boards, books, boxes of paper, hanging folders and miscellaneous supplies that will be part of a shipment with the Rotary Club of Grand Bend Global Literacy Project. The 53 foot trailer is not quite completely filled, but the staff at the BGCDSB headquarters will add more equipment as it is sent from school board schools. It is expected that the container will be shipped this summer to South Africa for distribution by Rotary Clubs to very needed schools in that country.
Literacy Around the World 2019-04-26 04:00:00Z 0
Hashtags, sharing, and commenting... oh my! 2019-03-13 04:00:00Z 0

5 ways Rotary is making progress to end Polio

(from End Polio Now Newsletter - February 2019)
Although work remains before we fully end polio, we can be proud of the incredible progress we’ve made, working with our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. As we begin 2019, Rotary is advancing toward our top goal in five notable ways. Read the story here. 
5 ways Rotary is making progress to end Polio 2019-03-01 05:00:00Z 0

How to prepare to be a Rotary Peace Fellow

(by Rotary International - from the Rotary Voices blog)

By Bonnie Emerson, Rotary Peace Fellow at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, Class 26, from Canada

As an Indigenous (Metis) Canadian woman from Winnipeg Manitoba, I was surprised and very honoured when I was encouraged to apply for the Rotary International Peace Fellowship Program. I wasn’t too optimistic, though. How could a police officer from a mid-sized Canadian city be selected when applicants come from all over the world? Read more of this post

How to prepare to be a Rotary Peace Fellow 2019-02-27 05:00:00Z 0

The Aquabox Story

Rotary’s clean water project crosses continents

Stratford club changing lives one litre at a time
(By Diane Sewell - The Rotary Club of Stratford)
What do you get when you mix two distant Rotarians, some single malt scotch and a friendly conversation on a South Pacific cruise?
A twist of fate that brings millions more litres of safe drinking water to people in crisis, that’s what.
It was roughly 14 years ago that Jim Scott, a member of the Rotary Club of Stratford, bumped into a fellow ship-going Rotarian from Sussex, England who told him about a project called Aquabox. “We were sipping away and discussing how our respective clubs made money and what we did with it,” says Scott. “So this fellow says to me, ‘there’s a club not far from us in Wirksworth and they do this Aquabox thing’. He told me what it was and I thought it was a pretty cool idea. It seemed like a straightforward thing to do – and badly needed.”
The Aquabox Story 2019-02-26 05:00:00Z 0

Just Released- New People of Action videos!

Our connections make powerful things happen. Share Rotary's story with your community using our newest People of Action videos. You can also work with a TV station or video-editing producer to record your own voice reading the accompanying scripts and call out your club or district. 
To see a sample, click the read more link.
Just Released- New People of Action videos! 2019-02-23 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Theme 2019-2020 Announced

2019-20 presidential theme: Rotary Connects the World
Rotary International President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney explained his vision for building a stronger Rotary, calling on leaders to expand connections to their communities and to embrace innovative membership models. A member of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, Maloney unveiled the 2019-20 presidential theme, Rotary Connects the World, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s annual training event, the International Assembly, in San Diego, California, USA.  -  LEARN MORE
Rotary Theme 2019-2020 Announced 2019-01-15 05:00:00Z 0

ROTI Fellowship Chair 2019-2021

ROTI - Rotarians on the Internet - is a fellowship of Rotarians that share a passion for the internet. 
The group recently announced it's selection for Chair during the 2019-2020 term - a familiar face to many of us in District 6330.
Congratulations to Tom Telfer (Rotary Club of London North) on the appointment as chair of this international fellowship of more than 2000 Rotarians in over 100 countries.
ROTI Fellowship Chair 2019-2021 2019-01-03 05:00:00Z 0

Big Gifts … Big Impact … “Service After Self”!

(from the January, 2019 issue of the Zone Newsletter - Beyond Borders - by Pat Chernesky, E/MGA Advisor, Zone 24 West)
Mid-Rotary year is a time to reflect upon how we are doing in various areas of our wonderful organization. Two areas near and dear to my heart are Major Giving and Endowment of course! Rotarians in Zones 24/32 are stepping up to the plate to make our world a better place in both, compelled by a desire to share their fortune with others. Since July 1, 2018 we have 99 new or level-up Major Donors and 38 new or level-up Bequest Society members!
A Major Gift is a powerful catalyst for empowering Rotarians both at home and abroad, improving quality of life in the Six Areas of Focus and fulfilling the donor’s philanthropic goals - a win/win situation! The path to making a major gift is highly personal and we strive to be donor-centric in all our dealings in the journey toward the gift. With the stellar rating our Foundation has received, how can we not make it our Charity of choice in creating that positive change in the world!
Big Gifts … Big Impact … “Service After Self”! 2019-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

What’s Happening with Passport Clubs?

(from the January, 2019 Issue of the Zone Newsletter - Beyond Borders - by By Brian Carmichael, bacarmichael@gmail.com, ARC Zone 24 East
What do Districts 5050, 6330, 7040, 7070, 7080, 7410, and 7450 in Zones 24 and 32 have in common? These Districts are all homes to a new type of Rotary Club format, commonly referred to as a Passport Club. This relatively new format is mostly prevalent in North America where there are a total of 15 clubs. There are a few in the rest of our Rotary world.

So just what is a Passport Club?
What’s Happening with Passport Clubs? 2019-01-01 05:00:00Z 0

Membership Video

From the January, 2019 issue of the Zone 24 & 32 newsletter - "Beyond Borders" - a video by Lawrence Furbish, ARC, Zone 32
Here is this month’s video. It is "The Ask, Part II, a continuation of this important topic.
Membership Video 2019-01-01 05:00:00Z 0
Foundation Year End Donation Deadlines 2018-12-11 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary's Annual Report 2017-2018

The online version of the Annual Report from our Rotary Foundation is available now.
In June 2017, the Rotary International Board of Directors and Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees approved Rotary’s new vision statement:
"Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves."
This statement reflects both our identity and our purpose — the organization we are now, and the organization we are working to become.
Rotary's Annual Report 2017-2018 2018-12-07 05:00:00Z 0

Passport Club Has Chartered

Welcome and congratulations to all the charter members of the District 6330 Passport club - our newest club received it's charter effective December 4, 2018
Passport Club Has Chartered 2018-12-06 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Meaford Goes Green

The Rotary Club of Meaford has been busy in 2018 making Meaford a little greener. In 2018, Rotary International President Ian Riseley challenged every Rotary Club around the world to plant one tree for each of their members as a “Green Initiative”.
Rotary Club of Meaford Goes Green 2018-11-30 05:00:00Z 0

Meaford Club - International Project

Tanzanian Rotarians and healthcare providers along with Meaford Rotarians Sonja and David Glass

Meaford Rotary Supports Tanzanian Hospital

While many are aware of the local impact that Rotary Clubs have in their community, it is a surprise to some, that Rotary clubs have a major impact in developing countries as well. 
Over the last year, the Rotary Club of Meaford has been working to develop a relationship with the Rotary Club of Nansio, Ukerewe Island, Tanzania.  Ukerewe is the largest island in Lake Victoria and the largest inland island in Africa.
Meaford Club - International Project 2018-11-30 05:00:00Z 0

Flushing club member's Kenya medical mission

The following article appeared in the November 1, 2018, edition of The Flushing View newspaper, and is reprinted here with the permission of View Newspaper Group, Inc. 

FLUSHING — From its inception, the Rotary Club of Flushing has encouraged members to pursue the Rotary International motto of “Service above Self.”

Flushing Rotarian Dr. Duane Allyn has exemplified that calling.

Allyn, a pediatrician based in Flint, recently embarked on an 11-day medical mission trip to Kenya this September. While overseas, he helped to perform numerous medical treatments and examined children and adults before they went into surgery.

Flushing club member's Kenya medical mission 2018-11-26 05:00:00Z 0

Get your professional development in Rotaract

(from Rotary Voices)

By Katherine Kirkpatrick-Wahl, Rotaract Club of Toronto, Canada

We are our own greatest networking asset. I realized that early on when I assumed the role of professional development director for my Rotaract club. It amazed me every time I spoke with one of our members how accomplished they were and how they were almost afraid to talk about what they had achieved in their relatively short careers. It became my mission to help members connect with each other. I did this in two ways, peer-workshops and members connect. Read more of this post

Get your professional development in Rotaract 2018-10-17 04:00:00Z 0

Celebrate World Interact Week

Celebrate World Interact WeekThis 5-11 November, Interactors around the world will take action in their communities and share how they make a difference. Here are three ways you can join the party: 
Celebrate World Interact Week 2018-10-15 04:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day - October 24 2018-10-15 04:00:00Z 0

London Rotary - 'Fill The Bus'

The Rotary Club of London was approached by Mission Services London’s Rotholme to see if they wanted to partner with Corus radio’s ‘Fill the Bus’ Campaign. This was an ask to gather school supplies for Rotholme families. In return we were given a live radio interview to talk about Rotary and what we do in our Community. (https://missionservices.ca/help/rotholme/)
Rotholme Women’s & Family Shelter primarily accommodates families (two parent and single parent families, both male and female led). There is accommodation for approximately twenty families. Single women who have no other shelter options may be registered for a shelter stay.
Rotarians and their friends and family went above and beyond and fullfed our role to be ‘People of Action’.
Here is a note from Rotholme to make us aware of what we gave:
“We had a goal of collecting enough backpacks and the supplies for 74 school age children at Rotholme, we ended up collecting 125 backpacks and more than enough supplies to fill them all with everything the children need to start the school year off right and some to store away for new children that come to Rotholme and are in need throughout the school year.  “
And to top it off, the day we had the pick up during our lunch meeting our speaker, Janine Wass, from Frontier College was so moved by all we gave that she had Frontier College send enough age appropriate educational books to give to each child that passes through their doors for the better part of the year!
Heather Broadhead C.I.M., ICD.D
Chair, Local Community Services Projects
Chair, RCL Presidents Cup Golf Tournament
RCL Board of Directors 2018- 2020
President & CEO
Blackfriar Fiduciary Group Inc.
London On
P- 519.474.3373 C- 519.619.0927
London Rotary - 'Fill The Bus' 2018-09-11 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Partnership with Institute for Economics and Peace 2018-08-06 04:00:00Z 0

RLI - Rotary Learning and Information

The next Rotary Learning and Information session is scheduled for:
Saturday  September 22nd, 2018 --- 8:30AM to 4:00PM, King's University College (Broughdale Hall), 266 Epworth Ave, London, ON  N5X 3C3 
RLI - Rotary Learning and Information 2018-08-06 04:00:00Z 0

Call For Nominations - DG 2023-2024

An open letter recently sent to all Club Presidents and Secretaries calls for the nomination of candidates for the position of District Governor (District 6330) for the period from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024.
Nominations must be endorsed by Rotary Clubs, but you do not have to be a club president to initiate a nomination.

Interested in learning more - click the 'Read More' link.
Call For Nominations - DG 2023-2024 Colin Macdonald 2018-08-04 04:00:00Z 0

Could You Be RI President?

Could You Be The Next President of Rotary International? 

That's the title of a myth-busting article from Rotary International subtitled 'What it takes to be a Leader in Rotary'.  It's an interesting read and well worth it if you're thinking about taking a leadership position in your Club, in our District, in our Zone, or even at Rotary International. Read the full story here.


What About Applying to be District Governor?

Speaking of leadership positions in Rotary. Our District has recently put out a call for nominations for District Governor for the 2021-2022 Rotary year. If know of someone that should be nominated for the position, or are interested yourself, have a look at the call for nominations - details available here.
Could You Be RI President? Martin Ward 2018-08-04 04:00:00Z 0

Building our Future Together!

Have you considered taking your talent and skills and utilizing them in a role beyond  your  Club.   We are looking for Rotarians who are interested in future roles at the District Level or beyond.  What about chairing a District Committee, being part of the AG team, Support Membership, promoting our Rotary Foundation or being a Champion for the Eradication of Polio. We want you!
During this year we would like to hold some informal information sessions around the District to help answer your questions, assist you with your future plans and help us plan for the future Leadership in our District.
Please contact PDG Diane Chantler at dianechantler@hotmail.com to express your area of interest and your Club name.  We will contact you as we schedule our information sessions.
Let’s build our future Together!
Building our Future Together! 2018-08-02 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor Message - August 2018

Membership and New Club Development Month

This month of August is Membership and New Club Development Month.
What are you doing? Check out my message and see what the District has been up to.
District Governor Message - August 2018 2018-08-02 04:00:00Z 0

My Rotary Webinar

District Public Image Chair Kirk Langford has committed to a webinar series this year. July 26 saw the first of the series - look for more in the months to come. These webinars will be a good source of information on a variety of topics. This first one is a general introduction to the Rotary International 'My Rotary' website and how to navigate it's various features.
If you missed the webinar, you can view the recorded version here.
My Rotary Webinar 2018-07-27 04:00:00Z 0
In memory of PDG Jack Gardhouse 2018-06-30 04:00:00Z 0

PDG Jack Gardhouse

It is with regret that we announce the death of Jack Gardhouse, Past District Governor () on Saturday, June 23, 2018.
PDG Jack Gardhouse 2018-06-29 04:00:00Z 0
Trees, Trees, and More Trees 2018-05-10 04:00:00Z 0

You're Invited to the District Changeover

It's that time of year again - the time we celebrate the change of leadership in our clubs and our district. The month of June will see celebrations of the achievements made in our clubs during the 2017-2018 Rotary year as we transition to new executive for the coming 2018-2019 Rotary year.
You're Invited to the District Changeover 2018-05-08 04:00:00Z 0

Wondering What Your Club Thinks?  Just Ask!

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The 2016 Council on Legislation gave us some powerful options for changing our clubs for the purpose of building membership by keeping up with the reality of modern life. Sweeping changes were made in rules about meeting frequency, membership qualifications, age limits and club organization. As these changes were disseminated, Rotarians began to discuss how their clubs might adapt to the changing landscape. In many cases club leaders and board members were collectively scratching their heads to figure out a path to change that fit their club. One of our clubs, Genesee Valley, decided to start with a club member survey. Here is how they did it and what it revealed.
Wondering What Your Club Thinks? Just Ask! Dennis Dinsmore 2018-04-28 04:00:00Z 0

How to Start a Community-Based Rotaract Club

District 6330 has started 3 new community-based Rotaract clubs this year. 
Have you wondered why they are becoming so popular?
Have you wondered what it takes to establish a community-based Rotaract club?
Read more and then register for the upcoming webinar to find out how you can establish a Rotaract Club in your community.
How to Start a Community-Based Rotaract Club 2018-04-25 04:00:00Z 0

We Are The Future - Don’t Meth With Us

The program is an effective, interactive educational talk about DRUGS and is directed towards Grade 5 students and is presented in the classroom or school auditorium.
Is your club involved - either directly, or through financial support?
We Are The Future - Don’t Meth With Us 2018-04-22 04:00:00Z 0

Rotaract News - Rotaract Goderich

There's a lot happening in District 6330 with respect to Rotaract Clubs. During this 2017-2018 Rotary year we have seen 3 new Rotaract clubs apply for certification. These include Markdale, Sarnia, and Goderich. Just this week we received formal acceptance from Rotary International for the "Rotaract Club of Sarnia Lambton" and expect the same for the Markdale and Goderich clubs soon.
Emma Bartz has submitted a brief history of the development of the Goderich Rotaract club - click the read more link to see the details.
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Does A Satellite Club Have To Be In Your Area?

Not Necessarily ...

... consider this story from the 'Rotary Voices' blog
Recently, I attended a memorable event, the inauguration of a 15-member satellite club, Garth, in South Wales District 1150. What is unique about this satellite is that it is being hosted by my own club of Chelwood Bridge, which is in District 1200. How is that so? Read more of this post
Does A Satellite Club Have To Be In Your Area? 2018-03-16 04:00:00Z 0

Montreal Conference 2018

Rotarians in Zones 24 & 32

The Zone Conference in Montreal September 18-22, 2018 is different than its predecessors - for one thing, it's now not only open to all Rotarians - all Rotarians are encouraged to attend.
You can also sponsor a young leader now to #changetheirtomorrow.
Aren't  you curious?   Read more to check it out.
Montreal Conference 2018 2018-03-16 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Celebrates International Women's Day

Rotary, World Bank celebrate International Women's Day
An event attended by more than 300 people and streamed live to thousands recognized three Rotary women for their commitment to improving lives through innovative humanitarian projects. The celebration was held at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., USA, for International Women's Day and sponsored by Rotary and the investment firm Oppenheimer & Co. Learn more about the women honored.

Rotary Celebrates International Women's Day 2018-03-10 05:00:00Z 0

An Intriguing Vocational Service Idea

Lorna Gunning Fratschko, President of the Rotary Club of London South has implemented a program in her business whereby non-profits can benefit from her business relationships. She wants to share the concept with other District 6330 Rotarians. It's an intriguing way for her to serve her community through vocational service. 

Lorna writes:
I think it's important to put your money where your values are. My SAVE & IMPACT program contributes an ADDITIONAL 10% of my clients’ billings to the charitable organization of their choice! 


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How Rotary became the heart, soul of polio eradication

(from Rotary Weekly - February 2, 2018)
Have you ever wondered how Rotary became involved with polio eradication in the first place? Ken Solow did. The past governor of District 7620 became part of an effort to produce a new documentary, "Dare to Dream," with the goal of telling more members about the heroes who put Rotary on the road to polio eradication, and the roadblocks they overcame. Learn more about the film and the shortened version available to clubs free as a program.
How Rotary became the heart, soul of polio eradication 2018-02-03 05:00:00Z 0

District Learning Assembly & PETS

President Elect Training (PETS) is April 7-8, 2018 and coincides with District Learning Assembly on April 7, 2018 in Sarnia, Ontario.
New this year is a remote session for the District Learning Assembly on April 7, 2018 in Owen Sound, Ontario.
More details, and the registration page, are available here.
District Learning Assembly & PETS 2018-01-31 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Foundation Annual Report (2016-2017) 2017-12-29 05:00:00Z 0

District Conference Registration Now Open

The Rotary Club of Grand Bend is excited to announce that you can now register for the 2018 District Conference. This exciting weekend starts Friday with an action packed afternoon and an Alternate Program available which includes lunch and a tour of Lambton Shores highlights. There will be a dinner and evening Entertainment.

Saturday there will be a full day focusing on helping you to embrace change in your Club with stimulating speakers and breakout sessions. Those seeking Alternate Programs will find a workshop with local artist Teresa Marie in the morning and an afternoon tour into Huron County with wine and beer tasting as well as some time for shopping. Saturday evening the Gala dinner will be followed by a optional trip to hear a New Orleans Jazz Band called   Red Hot Ramble 

For more conference details go to the Grand Bend website District Conference page.

District Conference Registration Now Open 2017-12-05 05:00:00Z 0

A New Vision Statement for Rotary

At its recent meeting in Atlanta, the RI Board of Directors adopted a new vision statement:
"Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves."

The Board also adopted the 2018–19 annual goals for Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation:
A New Vision Statement for Rotary 2017-08-06 04:00:00Z 0

One Club's Success Story

The Rotary Club of Hanover changed it's meeting schedule and structure - with positive results. This is a success story of how change in a Rotary club can help it become more engaged and more active in the community.
The crisis point was at the start of the new millennium - as Al Morrow put it:
"The decline came to a head in the few years after the turn of the century (2000). Our membership had dwindled to about 8 members (from a high of 30+) and something had to be done and in reality, thinking back, it could have gone either way."
One Club's Success Story 2017-07-25 04:00:00Z 0

Public Image Grant 2017-2018

Posted on Jul 01, 2017

Want cash...? Here's a Public Image Grant Opportunity

'Enhance Public Image and Awareness'  is one of Rotary's key strategic priorities and clubs are invited to apply for matching grant funding from the District of up to $400 Cdn or $300 US.
Public Image Grant 2017-2018 2017-07-01 04:00:00Z 0