The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2017-2018  Issue: 11
May 2, 2018

District Conference - May 4-5, 2018
Embracing Change ...

... district conference registration is now closed. To the almost 300 people that are registered to attend at least parts of the conference - thank you for taking the time to learn how embracing change can help strengthen your clubs. See you this weekend at Grand Bend's famous Oakwood Resort, on the shores of Lake Huron. 
Are you going to the International Convention in Toronto? Have you registered already? If you're going and haven't registered yet, do it now - you're running out of time. 

Golfers going to the Toronto 2018 convention ...

... you may be interested in this:
Play Glen Abbey Golf Course, Home of the 2018 Canadian Open Championship
Date : Sat June 23rd, first tee time : 1pm
Cost : $150 (CDN); Club Rental $70 (CDN), includes a dozen new balls
Transportation : Private Car OR Train/Taxi to Oakville (about 25 miles west of Toronto) OR Private Bus (if adequate numbers)
If you would like to play, please contact David Knoppert ASAP :

Area of Focus: Youth Service Month

Many districts, including District 6330, are participants in Rotary’s youth and young adult programs such as Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) and Rotary Youth Exchange.
Our District Conference this weekend celebrates youth with participation by our Youth Exchange students, our Interact clubs, and our Rotaract clubs. Our Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders is set for later this month - May 11-13 at the University of Western Ontario campus in London.
Youth service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities, involvement in community and international service projects and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding.
The RI Strategic Plan encourages our clubs and districts to balance their activities in all five Avenues of Service and regarding the New Generations Avenue of Service, it acknowledges the exceptional work that Rotarians do to support youth programs. 
District Governor - Martin Ward & partner Mary Ruston
email:  phone: 519-671-6340

Upcoming Club and Area Events

May 4-5 - District Conference - Grand Bend, Ontario
May 11 - East Coast Kitchen Party (London area clubs)
May 14 - Spaghetti Dinner - Stratford, Ontario
May 26 - Strathroy Rotary Golf - Strathroy, Ontario
May 31 - Stratford Short Story Contest - submission deadline
June 9 - Rotary Amazing Race,  Wiarton, Ontario
July 6 - After Hours Club Boat Cruise - Sarnia, Ontario
July 13 - Greater Flint Sunrise - Golf Outing - Davison, Michigan
July 14 - Private Collector's Garage Tour - Mildmay, Ontario
Aug 11 - Shine On - Car Rally and Show - Stratford, Ontario
If you have a story to tell, pictures to show off, or an event to publicize, please send it to the editor and we will publish it and/or make sure it gets on the District 6330 website.
To have your event listed, send links to published details for your upcoming events to the Editor. Your feedback, suggestions, and submissions are welcomed.
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Information and Recent News
Rotaract Club of Goderich
The Community of Goderich is rich in services clubs, hosting - among others - the Lions Club, the Kinsmen and Kinettes, the Knights of Columbus, and of course, its own Rotary Club. While these clubs are welcoming to potential new members, it seems there is a noticeable absence of a club targeting the needs of the community from the perspective of young adults.
Social Media….Is it working for you?
Social Media….Is it working for you?  Maybe YOU need a Ken Jones!!
(story submitted by the Wiarton Rotary Club)
In 2012, the Rotary Club of Wiarton began to take a serious interest in social media.  Much time and effort were invested in establishing a club website and Facebook page.  Initially the investment seemed uncertain.  We might get 10 or 20 people seeing our information.  By 2016 we were happy to reach 500 people and were ecstatic when one message reached over 2000 people.  Now, in 2018, we routinely get our important information out to over 6000 people.  Almost 800 people follow everything that we post on Facebook. 
How did we accomplish this?  Easy.  Just ask Ken!! 
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?
A Little Club Reinvents Itself

A Little Club Reinvents Itself - By Emphasizing Service Over Meetings

For about a decade, the Bath Sunrise Rotary Club in District 7780 was “stuck” at a hard-core 11 members, who met regularly, did great service, but couldn’t seem to increase in number.
Read about this, and more stories, in this month's Zone 24 and 32 Beyond Borders Newsletter.
Toronto Convention 2018

Rotary International Convention - Toronto - June 23-27, 2018

Our proximity to Toronto, makes this convention an opportunity not to be missed. Details can be found here.
If you haven't done so already and intend to go, please register for the International Convention in Toronto - June 23-27, 2018.
Prepare for the Rotary Convention in Toronto
(from Vocational Service newsletter - April 2018)
At the 2018 Rotary International Convention, 23-27 June, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, you will hear inspirational speeches from keynote speakers, participate in a variety of service-related breakout sessions, and make new friends in the House of Friendship.
WASRAG Summit Meeting
JOIN US for the 10th World Water Summit in Toronto on Friday June 22, 2018. 
2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship Applications
Applications for Rotary Peace Fellowships for 2019 are now open.
Deadline for submission to the District is May 31, 2018.
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.
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