Posted by Erin Shankie
March 2022
Happy (almost) spring!  It’s currently snowing as I look out the window, but I am hopeful that clearer skies are on the way!
I am also hopeful for peace in our world.  As you are most likely aware, our world is experiencing turmoil right now and being a worldwide organization, Rotary has released the following statement:
It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world.
At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there. Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading tragic consequences across Europe and the world.
As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, we have made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We join the international community in calling for an immediate cease fire, withdrawal of Russian forces, and a restoration of diplomatic efforts to resolve this conflict through dialogue.
In the past decade, Rotary clubs in Ukraine, Russia and nearby countries have transcended national differences and have actively engaged in peace-building projects to promote goodwill and to marshal assistance for the victims of war and violence. Today, our thoughts are with our fellow Rotary members and others in Ukraine coping with these tragic events. Rotary International will do everything in its power to bring aid, support and peace to the region.
Many of you have asked how you can assist Ukraine.  Here are a few options:
  • ShelterBox is responding to the Ukraine crisis and sending a team to eastern Europe. We are working to understand the type of emergency shelter people fleeing Ukraine need, if our aid will be suitable, and which locations we might be able to work in. We are coordinating with local authorities, Rotary, and other aid organizations to make sure as many people as possible will receive the help they need.  For information and updates visit:
To donate in Canada visit:
Please feel free to forward any additional opportunities for support to me and I will be happy to share them with the District 6330.
I wish each of you health, safety, and peace this month.
Yours in Service,
DG Erin
District Opportunities
District 6330 is currently looking for interested parties who are interested in the following roles:
  • Youth Protection Officer
  • Literacy Chair
  • Communications Committee Chair
  • Training Committee Chair
To learn more, please contact DG Erin at