The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2021-2022  Issue: 8
February 5, 2022
Editor: Colin Macdonald (

District Governor Erin’s Message

February is Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Month!

Happy Valentine’s Day!
As we move through this month filled with hearts and letters of affection, I would like to pose a challenge to each of you—Share the Love!
I have previously written about being kind to those around us, having empathy, and remembering that we all want to do good in the world.  So, let’s share our love!  This month, I encourage all of you to spread good news about Rotary, your fellow club members, and the good things that are happening all around us. 
If you haven’t yet, please join the Rotary 6330 Facebook group here (  If you see something that interests you, that you are passionate about, or that just looks amazing, ENGAGE!  This means like a post, share it to your personal Facebook page with a quick statement about why you love the post, or send it to someone in your club.
Here are several other ways you can Share the Love this month:
  • Do you know someone who is a great professional trainer?  Nominate them to lead the training team!  We are looking for someone who has the expertise of training and instruction that can work alongside the team.  Anyone interested can email me directly.
  • Do you have great ideas for service in our increasingly virtual world?  Join the temporary “Redefining Club Service” committee.  If you are interested, please email me directly.
  • Does your club have a great story to tell?  We want to hear it!  Have you removed barriers, had an awesome club experience, celebrated a milestone, or completed an incredible fundraising effort?  Send me an email so we can share it with everyone!
Have a great month!
DG Erin
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Upcoming Club and Area Events
Rotary Club of Markdale charter date
Feb 11, 2022 8:00 AM
Rotaract Club of Fanshawe charter date
Feb 13, 2022 8:00 AM
Rotary Club of London North charter date
Feb 14, 2022 8:00 AM
Rotary Club of Watford charter date
Feb 20, 2022 8:00 AM
Founding of Rotary International
Feb 23, 2022 8:00 AM
View entire list

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Information and Recent News
Rotary Hand Up - Guatemala Water Projects Update
Last year Rotary Hand Up successfully obtained a global grant for a water project in Todos Santos, Guatemala with financial support from several clubs within District 6330. 
This life-changing project is now nearing completion and this short video illustrates progress up to the end of December and also provides a teaser of our next project, which we are looking to start later this year. Again this is in Guatemala, in the remote village of Tuilam, and it will provide a rainwater harvesting system for a village of around 400 inhabitants for a budgeted cost of $40,000 USD. 
If you would like to support or would simply like to know more about this water harvesting project and the humanitarian work of Hand Up, email me at:, and we would be delighted to arrange a presentation/speaker for one of your meetings. In the meantime enjoy this 3-minute video clip.
Yours in Rotary Service
PDG Tony Sheard on behalf of Rotary Hand Up.
Rotary Leadership Institute II
There is an upcoming RLI II and it will be run March 14th and 21st.  The time for March 14th is 6:30-9:30 pm and March 21st 6:45 to 9:30 pm.  We will be sending out a note to all our District Rotarians in early February with registration details.
Diane Chantler
D 6330 RLI Chair
Polio Update

Polio Headlines 26 January, 2022

We thought polio was on the edge of being eliminated and now we see four new cases in Afghanistan and one in Pakistan. What happened?
Shelter Box Update
As we face one record-breaking disaster after the other, last year 113 million lost their homes and numbers are projected to grow. ShelterBox continues to work hard to ensure that families receive the life-saving shelter and tools they need to recover after disaster. We take comfort knowing Rotarians and Rotary Clubs are up for the challenge and continue to put service above self to support families in their time of need.
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Rotary News (RSS) Feed

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