The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2021-2022  Issue: 6
December 5, 2021
Editor: Colin Macdonald (

District Governor Erin’s Message

December is Rotary Disease Prevention and Treatment!

Welcome to December!
An email I received recently inspired my message for this month and I would like to share its contents with you.  The email was titled “Taking Care of Others by First Taking Care of Yourself” and contained information on a webinar.  The link can be found here ( 
The webinar is focused on servant leadership, which is not everyone’s cup of tea, but the message is a good one—you cannot lead others effectively when you aren’t taking care of yourself.
Similarly, I just led two days of leadership workshops and two themes arouse: “it starts with self” and “build relationships”.  We can’t be our best if we aren’t taking care of ourselves.  We also can’t build relationships—which is at the core of our every interaction in Rotary and beyond. 
These messages are timely for me (and perhaps many of you).  The holidays are a lot.  The workdays are cut short by time off, holiday happenings, shopping, and (if you are like my household) sickness.  Take care of yourself first.  Enjoy time with family and friends.
We have a lot of exciting things to come in 2022!  If you have not registered yet, please join us for the first ever District 6330 Town Hall Meeting on January 25th at 7pm.  You can register here:
Also, be on the lookout for our 2022 Noon Zoom invitations, information on the District Conference, and more!
From my family to yours, please have a wonderful holiday and a very Happy New Year!
Yours in Service,
DG Erin
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Upcoming Club and Area Events
Rotary Club of St Thomas charter date
May 24, 2022 8:00 AM
Rotary Club of Algonac charter date
May 25, 2022 8:00 AM
Rotary Club of St Marys charter date
May 25, 2022 8:00 AM
Drayton Rotary Club charter date
May 27, 2022 8:00 AM
St Thomas Railway City Rotary Club charter date
May 30, 2022 8:00 AM
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Rotary Leadership Institute
RLI- Rotary
Learning & Information Session (Rotary Leadership Institute)
Are you looking for an opportunity to support fellow Rotarians in learning about Rotary and growing their knowledge? If so, we are looking for you!
RLI currently has opportunities for the following:
Technical Support Person- to run RLI sessions 2 to 3 times per year
-expertise in running Zoom, break-outs, running online presentations, polls & whiteboards
-ability to prepare & compile Survey Monkey surveys
RLI Admin. Person- to register participants, promote RLI to Rotarians, send email communications, process financial transactions, send out completion certificates and track data for records
If you would be interested in either role, please contact Diane Chantler,  We are looking forward to adding you to the RLI Team.
Council on Resolutions 2021
Council on Resolutions 2021
The results are in!  Sixteen (16) of the proposed 36 resolutions were adopted during the voting process.  Resolutions that were adopted will be considered by the RI Board or the Foundation Trustees over the next year.  The adopted resolutions are listed in the following table.
To request the RI Board to consider proposing legislation to amend RI Bylaws section 4.080. and Article 10, Section 1(d) of the Standard Rotary Club Constitution to ensure the consistency of these two provisions
To request the RI Board to consider amending the Recommended Rotary Club Bylaws to encourage clubs to invite the people and organizations that have benefited from their support to their meetings
To request the RI Board to consider placing a renewed emphasis upon club meetings and providing governors with strategies to encourage attendance
To request the RI Board to consider urging all governors to encourage clubs to acknowledge that personal service enhances the integrity of Rotarians
To request the RI Board to consider expanding Rotary’s collaboration with other non-profit partners into a worldwide network for service projects
Membership Matters
Rotarian Rosie writes:
Dear Sue, 
Our Rotary club  heard through the grapevine that we are not "accessible."  Do you think this will impact our appeal to potential members? How can we make sure that we are "accessible?"
Dear Rosie, 
Yes  this will have a negative impact on your appeal to guests and also to retaining members who may have changing needs. There are many aspects to accessibility and you may wish to contact me to arrange for one of our Membership Team Accessibility Coaches to do an assessment of your venue. (We ask you to meet us on zoom and walk us through using your cell phone or other device.)
Here are some ways to start your preliminary assessment:

1. Does the parking lot provide spaces where a vehicle can unload a wheelchair or scooter? From the parking lot is there a curb or can one travel easily to the door?

2. Are there any stairs - even one?  If so, is there a ramp or elevator that will accommodate a person with an assistive device?

3. Is the surface cleared and not slippery? Is the paving material easy to walk on if using crutches to maintain balance? 

4. Does the door open without using your hands? Does it remain open until the person and device have completely entered? Is there a second door and does a wheel chair block it or is there room for it to also be opened without using the hands? 

Inside issues will be addressed next month in The Bridge.
Fifth Annual 
Polio Update

Polio Headlines 11 May, 2022

The border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan remains fragile and one additional new case in Pakistan has been reported in May.
Shelter Box Update

ShelterBox has teams in Eastern Europe, in Moldova and Poland, with some travel to Ukraine when possible. Our three projects - two in Ukraine and one outside the country - aim to support both internally displaced people and Ukrainian refugees fleeing to neighboring countries, like Moldova. ShelterBox Canada's Executive Director, Stephanie Christensen, just returned from Moldova where she met with many families who left their homes with nothing more than what they could carry. Some had to walk up to 80 kilometers to cross the border to safety.


Council on Legislation / Council on Resolutions
Council on Legislation / Council on Resolutions
Pat Voegelin PDG 2006-7
COL Representative D6330
It is that time in Rotary again!
Every three years, Rotarians meet at the Council on Legislation to review and vote on proposed changes to the legislation that governs Rotary. In April 2022 they consider enactments, which change Rotary’s governing documents, and position statements by the RI Board.  The online learning, zone institute training has been completed; and, the enactments are available to review and study. Interested Rotarians can access the proposed legislation through the link provided.
As well, the annual cycle of the COR is in full swing for October and November 2021 to review and vote on the resolutions made to the RI Board and the Trustees of the Rotary Foundation.  The resolutions are also available for all Rotarians to view and study.  Click here to access the proposed resolutions.
An interesting change has been occurring during the past couple of COL/COR cycles and it has to do with the number of proposed enactments and resolutions put forward.  This year the COL will be reviewing 92 proposed enactments and 36 proposed resolutions, down greatly from years past when 300-400 documents were not unusual.  Improved review of eligible proposals by RI as well as grouping of proposals that are addressing the same issue have made the process much more efficient.
Should any Rotarians have questions or comments about our important parliamentary process please let me know.
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Across Europe, Rotaract members are using digital tools to share information and coordinate to help people who have been affected by the war in Ukraine


A surgeon in Spain finds a way to treat patients in Nigeria


Six Rotary members were honored in March as People of Action: Champions of Girls’ Empowerment during Rotary Day with UNICEF in New York City. This distinction recognizes the honorees’ commitment to improving girls’ access to education, health, and sanitation and hygiene resources, as well as their work to create environments where girls can flourish.


Learn more about the general secretary and CEO of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, John Hewko.

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