The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2019-2020  Issue: 7
January 2, 2020
Editor: Colin Macdonald (

 DG Message - January
Vocational Service Month

January is a time of New Year Resolution,  but in the case of Rotary our year is only half complete, so January is a perfect time to reflect on the goals we set in each of our clubs for the 2019-20 year and determine what still remains to be done to accomplish them.
When we know where we are headed (or hope to be) our collaborative efforts can make such a difference. When our founders conceived of Rotary, they envisioned bringing together members of a professional / vocational community who could support one another’s vision.  Each time we introduce a new Rotarian to the ‘family of Rotary’ we increase our opportunity to serve others and be strengthened through our partnerships.
On my club visits there was an understanding of the need to grow Rotary both in terms of Foundation giving and membership attraction however this intent is not being turned into action at many of our clubs. I encourage ALL clubs to re-visit specifically the membership and Foundation goals to ensure we collectively meet our goal of growing Rotary.
January is Vocational Service Month and I encourage you to focus on this important avenue of Rotary service. Discussions on vocational service can lead to projects that not only develop the ethical consciousness and vocational skills of Rotarians but also the talents within their communities. Vocational Service Month is an opportunity to begin year-long vocational service activities, ranging from Rotary discussions to awards for community projects.
I recognise this is an often a difficult subject to grasp. My first District appointment in 2009 was to the post of Vocational Chair. I knew very little about the subject and I began a steep learning curve. As part of this I researched the subject, held a workshop at the 2010 Assembly and pulled together a list of Vocational Service ideas that are still available on in the Vocational Service Corner page.  I updated the information in 2018 and I have again reviewed this in preparing this message and I am pleased to say it has stood the test of time and it provides a great place to start for newer Rotarians wishing to gain a better understanding of this subject that is at the very heart of Rotary.
Enjoy January----and thank you for your continued commitment to Rotary!
DG Tony's Monthly video Message
DG Tony's monthly message is available in video - follow this link to view the video.
Tony Sheard
District Governor 6330 2019-20
Rotary Connects the World
NOTE: YES! the CORRECT Answer to my December question was “3 Reflections”. There were 6 correct entries and the winner of the END POLIO NOW SOCKS is……PDG Don Moore…Congratulations!
Upcoming Club and Area Events
3 Day Sarnia Book Sale
Bayside Centre
Jan 17, 2020 8:30 AM –
Jan 19, 2020 4:30 PM
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Information and Recent News
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Fact Card
The Rotary Foundation Fact Card.
Rotary World Peace Conference 2020
Be Deliberate About Creating Peace in the New Year!
We are now three weeks away from our January 17 & 18, Rotary World Peace Conference 2020.  The Ontario Convention Center (Ontario, California) is preparing for our arrival.
38000 learners who benefited from the work our of Global Literacy Project
We've just received the annual report from the Rotary Club of Manzini, Eswatini.
It outlines their work supporting literacy this year and includes pictures and descriptions of the schools and over 38000 learners who benefited from the work our of Global Literacy Project. Although we have shipped 3 containers to Eswatini this year, only one was received as of the date of the report.
I hope you will enjoy reading about the progress our work has helped create.
District Grants
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.
3 Day Book Sale in Sarnia -  Making Literacy Affordable!
The Sarnia Bluewaterland Club is holding a three day book sale with over 40,000 books! Paperbacks are $1 and Hardcover are $3 or 2 for $5. Making Literacy Affordable! On Sunday it's bring your own bag and fill it for $5. Come on out and get some great deals.
Well Designed Water Project in Kenya Requires Pledges
The Yombra Village Water Project Is Taylored for Modern Times
• Experienced Rotary Clubs working together
• 3,000 engaged village residents
• Water: free of sediments, viruses, bacteria and harmful minerals
• Distribution via pipes to kiosks
• Payment via mobile phones
• Budget: $125,000 (all funds in $US)
• Contributions needed: $15,000 plus equivalent DDF
• Implementation: July to September 2020
Need to make a NEW LOGO for your Club?
Did you know that Rotary International has a tool that allows you to create club Logo's like the Rotary Logo on the left here?
Just click the link below, login to the Rotary International site, select LOGOS and create your logo! It's that simple!


No worrying about fonts, colours/colors or sizes! Three different formats are available to you for immediate download, PDF, JPEG or PNG.
Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians
The International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians - North America (IFMR-NA)  is a vibrant Rotary Fellowship that promotes the joy of fellowship, safe riding, and occasional get togethers.  
But we are always looking for new members to share the fun.
Interested Rotarian motorcyclists may contact either me or fellowship president Gerry Jackson.  My email address is  Gerry's is
Need funds to support your WASH project?  We may just have the answer for you!

A few years ago The Rotary Foundation and WASRAG combined to offer the PPP (Program Planning and Performance) program.  This program funded travel and accommodation expenses to, and in, a host country for Rotarians from an international partner club.  The goal was to provide more effective pre-planning of grant requests.

That program ended some years ago – but the need still exists.  TRF’s requirements have expanded to include:

Project Fair in Lima, Peru
Dear Friends,
I invite you to participate in our Project Fair in Lima - Peru, D-4455 RI on February 21,22 and 23, it will be an honor to have your participation so that together we can change lives and connect the world.
Here is a short video.  
District Conference 2020
Mark the date, Conference Registration open in January 2020!
2020 International Convention Honolulu
Discover the true spirit of aloha and Rotary with your family, friends, and fellow Rotarians in Honolulu. It’s the perfect setting for the entire family of Rotary to celebrate, collaborate, and connect while experiencing the warmth and welcome of Honolulu.
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10 years into the Rotary-USAID water and sanitation partnership, here’s what worked, what didn’t — and


Six humanitarians who are members of the family of Rotary were honored as People of Action: Connectors Beyond Borders during the 2019 


In Yonkers, New York, a new basketball court four years in the making provides valuable life lessons to the community’s kids — and its

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