The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2021-2022  Issue: 11
May 10, 2022
Editor: Colin Macdonald (

District Governor Erin’s Message

May is Youth Service Month!

Happy May!  As we begin to celebrate our unofficial start to summer, I want to take this opportunity to share with you a couple of happenings—
First, please join District 7080 in partnership with other Districts in our area for “Hike It, Love It, Keep It Clean” which is an initiative to complete a little clean-up along the Bruce Trail Conservancy.  The initiative will take place on June 11-12, 2022 and requires registration (for impact-recording purposes).  For more information and to sign up, please visit
Second, if you haven’t done so, please register for this year’s virtual conference.  The conference will open on Friday, June 24th and anyone who registers will have access to all of the presentations and information until June 30th.  This conference can be viewed and participated in on your own time and will include both Rotary and professional development speakers from all over the world.  You can register here:
Have a wonderful month!
Yours in Service,
DG Erin
Need to chat? Schedule a call at this link!
Upcoming Club and Area Events
Rotaract Club of Stratford charter date
May 10, 2022 8:00 AM
Marine City Rotary Club charter date
May 13, 2022 8:00 AM
International Day of Families
May 15, 2022 8:00 AM
Lapeer Rotary Club charter date
May 15, 2022 8:00 AM
International Day of Living Together in Peace
May 16, 2022 8:00 AM
View entire list

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Information and Recent News
RLI III will be running June 20th!


RLI III will be running June 20th 6:30-9:30 pm and June 27th 6:45-9:30
If you have questions or would like to register please email your name, club and when you completed RLI II to
The cost is $20 Cdn or $16 USD.

Supporting Maternal/Child Healthcare in Tanzania
Supporting Maternal/Child Healthcare in Tanzania

For the last five years, the Rotary Club of Meaford has focused its international efforts on an island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania.  The people there are extremely poor and live on subsistence farming and fishing.  The infant and mother death rates were a significant problem.  Historically, there are 150-195 baby deaths and 3-5 maternal deaths each year.  The small hospital delivers on average one baby every hour, round the clock, 365 days per year.  Nurses avoided working the labour ward because each death was investigated and nurses were often held accountable. 

Early in 2021, in partnership with the Thornbury-Clarksburg club and the Rotary Club of Collingwood, we supported the purchase of an ultrasound for the maternity department of the island’s hospital.  Staff were taught how to utilize the equipment and began to use it in May 2021.

District Grant Chair’s Report for April 30, 2022

District Grant Chair’s Report April 30, 2022

Looking ahead to District Grant projects in 22-23, there have been 5 proposals submitted. Is your Club ready to submit their proposal (s).  10 Clubs are fully qualified, 7 Clubs have at least 2 members qualified but have not yet submitted the MOU and 10 Clubs have 1 member qualified. I believe that the DDF to share for these District Grants for 22-23 is approximately $48,000. Please talk up possible projects quickly so that the proposals can be submitted. If you have a great idea and the budget is more than your Club can spend, talk to another Club about doing a joint project. Only 1 proposal is required with the second Club listed as a Partner. However, both Clubs need to be qualified for District Grants.

Rotaract Clubs can now apply for District Grants for their projects. Maybe your Club can partner with a Rotaract Club to maximize the learning opportunities for your members and increase the budget for the project.

Rotary Club of Stratford is conducting their 56th annual Short Story Contest!
The Rotary Club of Stratford, Ontario is conducting its 56th annual Short Story Contest.  The Contest is open for submissions from aspiring writers in Ontario and Michigan.  
All submissions must be:
- submitted with the entry form in PDF format.  
- maximum of 2,500 typed words in English
- double spaced
- in letter format (8½ by 11)
- submitted anonymously to ensure the contest remains blind
- a maximum of three submissions per contestant
- the submission page uses a Google Form.  A Google account is required to upload a document
- we welcome stories from residents of Ontario and Michigan
 Below are the links to the Short Story information and for making submissions.
We are searching for Rotarians who enjoy the sport of Curling!
Are you a Curler?  We are searching for Rotarians who enjoy the sport of Curling.  We want to share the fellowship and keen competition of Rotary Curling.

Because of the pandemic the last two seasons have been difficult in the curling community with lockdowns and social distancing requirements.  It has been the same for Rotary Curling.  The Biannual Rotary Worlds in Madison Wisconsin and the annual Can Am bonspiels in Peterborough and Grimsby were cancelled.

Rotary Club of St. Marys Brews and Food Fest!

Brews & Food Fest

Brews & Food Fest happens on June 19th (12noon - 6 PM) at the Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum (JMRD Field) in St. Marys.
For more information please click Read More!
Polio Update

Polio Headlines 4 May, 2022

The border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan remains fragile and one additional new case in Pakistan has been reported in May (and will show up on this graphic next report).
Camp Presqu’ile Re-Opening for Summer 2022
Camp Presqu’ile Re-Opening for Summer 2022
After 2 years of closure Camp Presqu’ile will be re-opening for the Summer of 2022! The re-opening of camp for the summer 2022 season will bring a beloved part of the Owen Sound community back to life. Parents and campers alike have expressed their joy that camp will be back this summer and they can’t wait to return to their home away from home. Our registration is now open and we have seen a great number of campers registered.
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.


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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


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


Rotary supports UN General Assembly resolutions calling for an immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of Russian military forces from Ukraine.


Our progress in the fight against polio shows why vaccination is important

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