The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2021-2022  Issue: 2
August 5, 2021
Editor: Colin Macdonald (

District Governor Erin’s Message

August is Membership Month!

I’m not sure how it happened, but WELCOME TO AUGUST! With August being Membership Month, I
wanted to share with you how I became a member of Rotary.

In 2011, I was a part of the Group Study Exchange (GSE) team that went to Kumamoto and Oita, Japan. It was an incredible experience that I don’t even think I could put into words (as I was trying to select a photo to accompany this message, I struggled to pick just one)! My sponsoring club for GSE was Greater Flint Sunrise and, upon my return, I was asked if I wanted to become a member. How could I pass that up?!

The ten years following my GSE experience have been full of ups and downs—both personally and professionally. People would ask me all the time, “why do you continue to stay in Rotary with everything you have going on?” My response each time was, “the people.” I remain in contact with those I experienced GSE with, the people in my club are wonderful and welcoming, and everyone I’ve met in our District, Zone, and Internationally is so kind and passionate about doing good in the world.
In my opinion, our membership is based on people and relationships. This is very fitting as RI President Shekhar has initiated a program called Each One, Bring One. He is asking each of us to commit to welcoming one new person into Rotary or Rotaract between now and June 30, 2022. I am taking this a step further…

I am asking each of you to bring a visitor to a Rotary meeting and/or event to experience Rotary. As a District, we will be recognizing each person who contributes to this. Should a visitor become a Rotarian, the sponsoring Rotarian will receive an “Each One, Bring One” pin (this pin can be added to if the sponsoring Rotarian brings more than one new member). This might also be a good chance to explore how your club can remove barriers to membership!

A great opportunity to bring a visitor would be our first Noon Zoom for the year on Monday, August 16th! Our speaker is Neil Dunsmore who is a Rotarian and a Toastmaster who walked 531 kilometers to raise
awareness for mental illness. Look for the Noon Zoom invitation email soon!

Which bring me to the last thing I wanted to share for August. I am so excited to continue IPDG David’s
Noon Zooms this year. You will see quite a bit of overlap and transition between IPDG David and me.
We are sharing the details of our plan in this Video Message.

I wish each of you a very happy, healthy month!

Yours in service,

Erin Shankie
District Governor
District 6330
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Upcoming Club and Area Events
International Youth Day
Aug 12, 2021 8:00 AM
Rotary Club of London charter date
Sep 01, 2021 8:00 AM
International Day of Clean Air for blue skies
Sep 07, 2021 8:00 AM
International Literacy Day
Sep 08, 2021 8:00 AM
International Day to Protect Education from Attack
Sep 09, 2021 8:00 AM
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Information and Recent News
Shelter Box Update
We can’t predict disasters, but with your support, we can be ready to respond providing displaced families with the life-saving aid they need right when they need it most.

From August 1, 2021, through September 30, 2021, you can help ShelterBox Canada raise funds to restock our warehouses and prepare to respond to disasters around the world by participating in the annual Stock the Box fundraiser with your Rotary Club.


Polio Update

Polio Headlines 21 July, 2021

Polio, peace and politics are now at an inflection point. Where do we go from here?
End Polio Now Tulip Sale
For further information as to how Clubs can sell bulbs, contact: Joan Fisher, District Tulip Co-ordinator, at email:, phone: 519-432-3954.
The Rotary Club of London Hyde Park - club's Annual Nine & Dine Golf Day
Rotary Links
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
For New Members
Joining Rotary
Learning & Reference
Learning Centre Course Catalogue (download pdf file)
Object of Rotary
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Rotary International
The Rotarian Magazine
District Information
Organization Chart
Organization Chart with Photos
Club Directory with Contacts
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DG Governor Nominee form
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Fanshawe College
Western University
Rotary News (RSS) Feed

Gordon McInally selected to be 2023-24 Rotary International President


Learn more about the projects that Rotarians and Rotaractors are bringing to life in their communities.


Learn more about the projects that Rotarians and Rotaractors are bringing to life in their communities


The arrival of the first peace fellows at the new peace center in Kampala, Uganda, heralds the beginning of a new era for Rotary and the continent.

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