The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2020-2021  Issue: 9
March 2, 2021
Editor: Colin Macdonald (

District Governor David’s Message

March is Water and Sanitation month

Hello and welcome March!

Most of us are experiencing a Lion weather day welcome rather than a Lamb. For everyone wondering what I am talking about, I am referring to the term “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb” from the English proverb describing March weather. Many believe that if the month of March starts off with cold, stormy weather, then it will end on a pleasant and warm note!

Rotarians welcome March as Water and Sanitation month.

“Water is everybody’s business.” Yet over 40% of the global population does not have access to sufficient clean water. By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, according to UN-Water. The lack of water poses a major threat to several sectors, including food security.

Your donations to the Rotary Foundation help Rotary members around the world and the need is growing faster than our contributions. Please consider your Rotary Foundation this month and every month by donating to help support Rotary projects.

Rotarians care about our environment too!

April 24th is our district Environment day when clubs in the district will organize to clean up our lakes and watershed, plant trees, local cleanup or make a pollinator garden! Has your club decided how they are going to participate? Here is a link to provide ideas of various options prepared by students from the Masters program of Environment & Sustainability at Western University

What are clubs in your area doing for Environment day?

Local/Watershed Clean up – Rotary Club of Mitchell, St Clair Rotary, Rotary Club of Port Elgin, Rotary Club of Petrolia, Rotary Club of Flushing, Rotary Club of Southampton, Rotary Club of Greater Flint & Rotary Club of Meaford

Pollinator Garden – Sarnia After Hours Rotary & Rotary Club of Greater Flint

Bee City – Rotary Club of Meaford

Food Gleaning – Rotary Club of Meaford

Tree planting – St Clair Rotary, Rotary Club of London South, Rotary Club of Paisley and Rotary Club of London

Recycling/Shredding drop off – Rotary Club of Southampton

Our district is also part of the Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup on April 24th with 14 districts that border the Great Lakes on both sides of the border and with over 500 clubs participating. Looking forward to celebrating our new avenue of service, Supporting the Environment.

Thanks again for making our world better for everyone!


David & Susan Elliott

District Governor 2020-21


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Upcoming Club and Area Events
Hanover Rotary Club charter date
Mar 03, 2021 8:00 AM
World Rotaract Week
Mar 08, 2021 1:00 AM -
Mar 14, 2021 12:45 AM
International Women's Day
Mar 08, 2021 8:00 AM
St Clair Rotary Club charter date
Mar 10, 2021
Mar 11, 2021 6:30 PM -
Mar 13, 2021 3:15 PM
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Information and Recent News
Register today for Virtual RYLA Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders - May 14-15, 2021
This amazing seminar is devoted to enhancing and expanding the leadership skills and abilities of the next generation of leaders in communities throughout the District. Students are provided with a range of new experiences, tools, and perspectives through icebreakers, group discussions, amazing guest speakers, and other interactive activities that engage and nurture their inner leader! They are introduced to other Rotary youth programs, including Interact, Rotaract, and Rotary Youth Exchange, and learn how they can stay involved with Rotary in their community after the seminar as well as expand their horizons both inside and outside the organization!
This year's event will be held on Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15 via Zoom. The seminar will run from approximately 5 pm - 8 pm on Friday and from 10 am - 5 pm on Saturday. While this year's virtual experience will certainly be different from our in-person conferences, we know it'll be no less interesting, fun, and engaging for the participants!

If you are a student who would like to register, click here:
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Register for D6330 RYE50 - June 5, 2021
On June 5, we are celebrating D6330 RYE50: 50 years of Rotary Youth Exchange in District 6330! This celebration is also a reunion from across the years and the planet: an opportunity for D6330 RYE alumni, Rotarians, and host families to reconnect and catch up. The event will start with a plenary session, celebrating all that we have accomplished through the Rotary Youth Exchange Program in the past 50 years. Afterward, attendees will have a chance to break into small groups to visit with Rotarians from their host or sponsor club, other inbounds or outbounds from their year, and host families!
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Rotary Club of Festival City Foundation
Members of the Rotary Club of Festival City Foundation are shown here delivering the proceeds from last year's East Coast Kitchen party to 

Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make it possible!
News from District Grants Chair, Myrna Inglis
Thank you to everyone who has worked diligently on their District Grants for 20-21. The deadline for Final Reports is May 31, 2021.
As we look forward to District Grants in 21-22, there are only 8 Clubs that are fully qualified at present. If you are interested in working on a District Grant for your Club, please go to the District 6330 web page and look for the Qualification Course near the top right. Completion of the course by 2 Club members and the submission of a Memorandum of Understanding will qualify your Club to submit a District Grant proposal for 21-22 Rotary year between now and May 31, 2021.
The Rotary Club of Stratford is pleased to announce the launch of our 5th annual Short Story Contest
Pickerel and Chips dinner delivered to your car
Mouthwatering Pickerel and Chips dinner delivered to your car by Rotarians of the Sarnia Bluewaterland Club.   Prepared by chefs of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club:  Island Lime Pie, Caper Dill Ranch and Coleslaw; wine or beer is available upon request.  Price includes a $25 donation to Rotary projects:  dinner for Two, $60; dinner for One, $40.  Order online by March 9 at  
Questions: call 226-349-3524
2020 Council on Resolutions
The Council on Legislation (COL) has begun a new three-year cycle in the 2020-2021 Rotary year.  The first order of business was the 2020 Council on Resolutions (COR) that is now completed through an online process.
The Council on Resolutions meets online every year to vote on proposed resolutions and urgent enactments. Resolutions are requests to the Board or the Trustees to take an action that is outside the purview of the constitutional documents. Ideally, a resolution should affect the Rotary world, rather than address local or administrative issues. An urgent enactment is a change to the constitutional documents, proposed by the RI Board, that the Board has determined cannot wait until the next Council on Legislation, which is held every three years.
Representatives from all Rotary districts vote on items proposed by clubs, districts, the RI Board, and the general council or conference of RIBI. Adopted resolutions are then considered by the RI Board or The Rotary Foundation Trustees. Urgent enactments that have been adopted will amend the constitutional documents, and will take effect one month after the Council on Resolutions report has been sent.
Rotary Club of Oakville's Speaker Series
ShelterBox Update
SHELTERBOX: Volunteer to put the Partnership into Action

At ShelterBox, we are passionate in ensuring that no family goes without shelter after a disaster. We are proud to be project partners with Rotary International. By working with Rotary, we can collaborate and combine resources to support more communities in desperate need of shelter. Rotarians and Rotary groups across the support us in a variety of ways, from raising funds to providing support on the ground during our responses. This allows us to cross boundaries and work together to reach the most remote communities, and ensure no family is left without shelter after a disaster.
“With a global pandemic, environmental and sustainability challenges, a world refugee crisis and global inequalities, the world needs Rotary and ShelterBox now more than ever.”
Holger Knaack, Rotary International President 2020/21
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