The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2018-2019  Issue: 8
February 2, 2019
Editor: Martin Ward (

Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month

Here's a link to DG Jim's Video message for February.
Here's another challenge for you - help our District raise $100,000 for Polio Eradication - host a Big Fab Rotary Dinner - on April 6 or May 4 - invite your friends for a meal and an evening with friends, talk about polio eradication, and raise some money - details are available here 
Regarding membership; we're always interested in how to attract members to our club. Here's some ideas for you in a Membership Video from Zone 32. It has to do with whether or not your club is really welcoming. This is Part I with Part II coming in next month's 'Beyond Borders' Zone Newsletter. Here's the link.
District Governor - Jim Schlatman & partner Audrey
email:  phone: 519-364-3281

Upcoming Club and Area Events

Feb 9 - Hearts for Hospice - Mitchell, Ontario
Feb 14 - Valentine's Day Roller Skate - Rotaract event, Goderich, Ontario
Feb 26 - Blood Donor Clinic - Festival City (Stratford), Ontario
March 13, 7:00 pm - Public Image Webinar: Increasing Your Club's Curb Appeal
March 23, 24, 30, 31 - Maple Magic, Regal Point Elk Farm, Wiarton, Ontario
March 27, 7:00 pm - Public Image Webinar: To Instagram or not to Instagram?
Apr 1 - Festival City Spaghetti Dinner - Army & Navy Complex, Stratford, Ontario
Apr 12-14 - Stratford Home & Leisure Show - Rotary Complex, Stratford, Ontario
Apr 13 - District Learning Assembly - Sarnia & Owen Sound, Ontario
Apr 13-14 - President Elect Training (PETS) - Sarnia, Ontario
April 24, 7:00 pm - Public Image Webinar: Hashtags, sharing, and commenting... oh my!
May 11 - Rotary Learning & Information - Listowel, Ontario
May 22, 7:00 pm- Public Image Webinar: Using images and videos from TRF and RI
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
Using the Rotary Brand Center 
Kirk Langford, our District Public Image Committee Chair delivered a webinar on the subject of "Using the Rotary Brand Center " - the recorded version is available here.
For the schedule of upcoming Public Image webinars, and recordings of past webinars, go to the Public Image page.
Rotary Theme 2019-2020 Announced
2019-20 presidential theme: Rotary Connects the World
Rotary International President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney explained his vision for building a stronger Rotary, calling on leaders to expand connections to their communities and to embrace innovative membership models. A member of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, Maloney unveiled the 2019-20 presidential theme, Rotary Connects the World, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s annual training event, the International Assembly, in San Diego, California, USA.  -  LEARN MORE
News From ShelterBox

ShelterBox teams are on the ground after Tropical Storm Usman

Nathan and team are in the Philippines, learning how your aid can help families.
Watch this special video update to see how your support can help families!
Interact Video Award 2018 Winner
(from Young Leaders In Action - January 2019)
Congratulations to the "Best Video" awardee
Interact clubs around the world showed how they make a difference in the tenth annual Interact Video Awards! Congratulations to the Interact Club of Tunis Inner City, Tunisia for being named the "Best Video" awardee. The judges also recognized three runners-up for sharing their inspirational stories: The Interact Clubs of Alexandria East Champions, CSI San Salvador Noroeste, and Colegio de Calumpit. 

Watch all the finalist's videos to get inspired and get a head start on creating your own video for next year's Interact Video Awards.  
Medical Mission - Dominican Republic
(this update sent by Jean Aitcheson, Festival City (Stratford) Rotary Club)
Jean Aitcheson is well known by many in our District having organized, facilitated and participated in many medical missions.  This is the most recent one - a cooperative effort between Jean's club in Stratford and the Wasaga Beach Rotary Club. Be sure to click the read more link for more information and to view the video for a first hand look at the work done on this medical mission.
This medical mission team was a project of Festival City Stratford and Wasaga Beach Rotary with Rotarian Steve Wallace.
Conversations shouldn’t be monologues.
(from the Zone Public Image Coordinator)
When people comment on your club’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram page, reply. Show them that you care and appreciate the time they took to comment.
Social media isn’t just posting. Social media is about communicating. Are you a social media creator or a consumer?

Creators circulate content, but more than that... they look to see how effective their platform is and who it is reaching.
Christmas Parade Winners
Congratulations to the Sarnia-Lambton After-Hours Rotary Club.  Their entry into the annual Sarnia Christmas Parade won recognition for the best Community Service Group.
Their theme was Whoville and one of our members, Jaci Bork. dressed in a Grinch costume to wow the crowd of spectators. It was a rainy night but it did not dampen the Christmas spirit. Many members walked the entire parade route. Some of our children rode on the float and waved to the crowd, also dressed as Whoville children.
Follow the 'Read More' link for more photos.
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