The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2017-2018  Issue: 3
September 1, 2017
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.

Upcoming Club and Area Events

October 19 - Walkerton World's Greatest Meal for Polio
Your feedback, suggestions, and submissions are welcomed. To have your event listed, send links to published details for your upcoming events to the Editor
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From Your District Governor

Where did the summer go? Welcome home to those that have been away for the summer.
It's hard to imagine that the children in our families and our neighborhoods will soon return (or have already returned) to school. September is a busy time as we get back to regular routines at home, at work, and in our Rotary club. 
Apropos to this back to school time of year, September is Basic Education and Literacy month for Rotary. Most, if not all, clubs in our district actively support literacy projects both in their communities and internationally. We can be proud of our many achievements in literacy including just a couple of examples like the Grade 3 Dictionary project supported by many of our clubs, and international projects that furnish and supply schools where there is great need.
We are encouraged to support Basic Education and Literacy projects as a primary area of focus through our Foundation. Our Foundation enables Rotarians to help ensure that all people have sustainable access to basic education and literacy by involving local and international communities to support programs that provide basic education and literacy throughout their community, by increasing adult literacy in communities, by working to reduce gender disparity in education, and by supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to basic education and literacy.
District Governor - Martin Ward & partner Mary Ruston
email:  phone: 519-671-6340
Information and Recent News
Response to Hurricane Harvey Victims

Rotary districts collect emergency funds for Hurricane Harvey victims

Rotary clubs along the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana, USA, are collecting emergency relief funds to help flood victims of Hurricane Harvey. More information available here.
District Governor 2020-2021 Nominations
Call for 2020-2021 District Governor Nominations
Each year District 6330 calls upon our members and clubs to consider nominating a club member to serve as District Governor. Nominations for District Governor for the 2020-2021 Rotary year are now open.
Water and Sanitation Projects - a New Resource
(Article submitted by Robbi Howlett, International Service Committee Chair - District 6330)
The District International Service Committee is available to help clubs and Rotarians with any aspect of planning and funding international projects. Please contact Doc. Robbi if you have any questions or need help planning your projects.
The Rotary Action Group on Water and Sanitation (WASRAG) has implemented a new Ambassador program to support Rotary clubs and Rotarians.
Call for Breakout Proposals:  2018 Toronto Convention
Do you want to share an idea or project with the Rotary world?  Consider organizing a breakout session at the Toronto Convention! 

At breakout sessions, attendees can find inspiration, polish their leadership skills, and get new ideas for projects, fundraising, strengthening membership, and more.  Submit your proposal online by Sunday, 1 October.
Toronto - the capitol of nice

Toronto, the capital of nice

A tour of Rotary's 2018 convention city reveals one common thread: a welcoming spirit. Visitors to Toronto will also find world class museums, restaurants, shopping, and attractions, like the CN Tower and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. Register through 15 December to save on convention fees.

Learn more.

Bringing Rotary's brand to life
(from Rotary Weekly Newsletter - August 18, 2017)

Help launch our new 'People of Action' campaign

There's a new global ad campaign called "People of Action." The campaign is based on research that revealed that while many people have heard of Rotary, few actually understand what Rotary clubs do. By downloading our materials in the Brand Center, you can begin telling your club's story in a consistent, compelling way. Here's what you need to know.

RI President Announcements
Rotary International has announced the names of the next 2 Presidents.
For the 2018-2019 Rotary year, Barry Rassin of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas and for the 2019-2020 Rotary year, and Mark Daniel Maloney, of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA  have been selected as the next 2 Presidents of Rotary International.
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.

Recent District Events

Rotary Float wins Best Theme Float Award in Clifford Homecoming Parade.
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