The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2019-2020  Issue: 8
February 2, 2020
Editor: Colin Macdonald (

 DG Message - February is Rotary Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month

Whether it was the noted Greek philosopher Plato or the more recent Spanish born American philosopher/novelist George Santayana who stated “Only the dead have seen the end of war”, conflict continues to impact our world.   
We are now witnessing the highest levels of human displacement on record.  According to the latest numbers available from the UN Refugee Agency an unprecedented 70.8 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. There are also millions of stateless people who have been denied a nationality and access to basic rights such as education, healthcare, employment and freedom of movement. To assist clubs in deliberations on the complex subject of peace I have included a Positive Peace Guide that was created in collaboration with The Institute of Economics and Peace in this month’s Bridge.
DG Tony's monthly message is available in video - follow this link to view the video.
Enjoy February and continue to connect the world..!
Yours in Rotary Service
Tony Sheard
District Governor 6330 2019-20
Rotary Connects the World
February 1, 2020
Upcoming Club and Area Events
District Conference Registration is open
Feb 17, 2020 12:01 AM –
Jun 04, 2020 11:59 PM
Cribbage Tournament in support of Polio Eradication
Hosted by Dave and Sonja Glass
Feb 21, 2020 7:00 PM
Maple Magic, March 21,22, and 28,29.
Regal Point Elk Farm
Mar 21, 2020 9:00 AM –
Mar 29, 2020 1:00 PM
Wine Brew Haha Flint Sunrise
Flint Golf Club
Mar 21, 2020 6:30 PM
Rotary and Rotaract President Elect Training (PETs)
Sunbridge Hotel and Conference Centre Sarnia/Point Edward
Apr 03, 2020 4:00 PM –
Apr 04, 2020 4:00 PM
RYLA Application Deadline!
Apr 05, 2020
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Information and Recent News
RYLA Rotary District 6330 Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders 

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NEW PROCESS! Online Registration ONLY.

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Rotary Foundation Information
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Foundation Newsletter
A  review of
Rotary Foundation information
for Club Leaders of District 6330
Successful Rotary Medical Clinic in Dominican Republic
In late November, Rotary Festival City Stratford partnered with HHART and Rotary Wasaga Beach, to provide much needed medical outreach clinics in poor Dominican pueblos and Haitian descent Bateys round Sosua and Puerto Plata.
Rotary members Nancy Totino, and team leader Jean Aitcheson from Festival City, James Sillers of the Passport club, Nell Vrolyk of Sarnia, Roope Tsutsunen, Rotary Exchange Student from Finland, several (hopefully) soon to be Rotarians, and dedicated people made up the 25 member contingent.
Over 1200 people received health and hygiene teaching, assessment and treatment by nurses and physicians, lab assessments, full pharmacy support, reading glasses, sun glasses, and hats, and dental fluoride treatments for children ages 5 to 14. Every person received new toothbrushes, toothpaste and soap thanks to the support of friends of the team members. Rotary action was appreciated, as team members received smiles and ‘gracias’.
Rotary Positive Peacebuilding
Thank you for your interest in engaging your club, district, and community in Rotary’s commitment to peacebuilding.
Your efforts are an important part of connecting Rotary members from around the world to this global peacebuilding
agenda. This guide will help you prepare for your Positive Peace presentation. We recommend that you read it in full
before giving your presentation. View Presentation here
Rotary International and Toastmasters International - Working Together
If any of the Canadian clubs have Toastmasters Inquiries feel free to refer them to me as I am a long time Toastmaster and a current Area Director and will be happy to answer of your questions.
Sue Storie
Dear Rotarian,

I am excited to share some good news: Rotary International and Toastmasters International are working together to provide our members with even more opportunities for personal and professional growth.
A Thank you to The Lion’s Head Rotary Club
Dear Lion’s Head Rotary Club,

I am writing to express my thanks for you selecting me to be the recipient of the JC
Buckley Memorial Trust Award last June at my high school graduation.

I would like to give you an update on my first semester at Georgian College in Owen
Sound. I have passed my first semester and completed courses both in class learning
science, math and theory and hands on courses where I practiced shielded metal arc
welding and torch welding. I received my flat and horizontal shielded metal arc welding
tickets from the Canadian Welding Bureau.
District Conference 2020
Mark the date, Conference Registration open in January 2020!
2020 International Convention Honolulu
Discover the true spirit of aloha and Rotary with your family, friends, and fellow Rotarians in Honolulu. It’s the perfect setting for the entire family of Rotary to celebrate, collaborate, and connect while experiencing the warmth and welcome of Honolulu.
Rotary Links
Rotary International
Object of Rotary
Joining Rotary
Rotary History
Rotary Foundation
For New Members
District Info
Organization Chart
Organization Chart with Photos
Club Directory with Contacts
District Map
Rotary Youth Exchange
District Links
2020 District Conference
District 6330 Passport Club
Paul Harris Society
E-Club of Canada One
District 6330 on Facebook
Rotary Foundation Canada
Rotary Leadership Institute
Rotary Zones 24 & 32
6330 Rotaract Clubs
Rotaract Club Highlanders
Rotaract Club of Fanshawe
Rotaract Club of Goderich
Rotaract Club of Sarnia-Lambton
Rotaract Club of Stratford
Rotaract Club of UWO
Rotary News (RSS) Feed

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Incoming RI president announces 2020-21 presidential theme.

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