The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2018-2019  Issue: 9
March 2, 2019
Editor: Martin Ward (

March is Water and Sanitation Month

It's important to support water and sanitation projects through our Rotary Foundation.
All Rotarians are encouraged to host a "Big Fab Rotary Dinner" on April 6 in support of Polio Eradication. Get all the details here.
Membership is important, remember to keep working on our "Drive For Five" and continue to build your club's membership.
Speaking of membership - click on this link to listen to a webinar that was broadcast last week called “Building New Clubs Together”.
District Governor - Jim Schlatman & partner Audrey
email:  phone: 519-364-3281

Upcoming Club and Area Events

March 2, 12:45 pm - Club Charter Party - D6330 Passport Club, Port Huron, Michigan
March 8, 8:00 pm - Duelling Pianos Niagara, Stratford Rotaract Club
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 4 - Rural Urban Night - Pyramid Centre, St Marys, 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 10-12 - Seminar For Tomorrow's Leaders (RYLA) - London, Ontario
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
District Learning Assembly April 13, 2019

This event is open to both Rotarians and Rotaractors

Once again District 6330 will be combining the District Learning Assembly and President Elect Training.
Here’s your opportunity to learn what’s new in Rotary, brush up on your skills and knowledge. It’s a must attend event for new and older Rotarians/Rotaractors alike. Meet new and old friends, share ideas and best practices and go back to your clubs inspired to continue the good work of Rotary in your community and around the globe. The future of Rotary is in your hands as we prepare to enter a new Rotary year.
5 ways Rotary is making progress to end Polio
(from End Polio Now Newsletter - February 2019)
Although work remains before we fully end polio, we can be proud of the incredible progress we’ve made, working with our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. As we begin 2019, Rotary is advancing toward our top goal in five notable ways. Read the story here. 
How to prepare to be a Rotary Peace Fellow
(by Rotary International - from the Rotary Voices blog)

By Bonnie Emerson, Rotary Peace Fellow at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, Class 26, from Canada

As an Indigenous (Metis) Canadian woman from Winnipeg Manitoba, I was surprised and very honoured when I was encouraged to apply for the Rotary International Peace Fellowship Program. I wasn’t too optimistic, though. How could a police officer from a mid-sized Canadian city be selected when applicants come from all over the world? Read more of this post

The Aquabox Story

Rotary’s clean water project crosses continents

Stratford club changing lives one litre at a time
(By Diane Sewell - The Rotary Club of Stratford)
What do you get when you mix two distant Rotarians, some single malt scotch and a friendly conversation on a South Pacific cruise?
A twist of fate that brings millions more litres of safe drinking water to people in crisis, that’s what.
Using Facebook Pages Webinar
Kirk Langford, our District Public Image Committee Chair delivered a webinar on the subject of "Using Facebook Pages " - 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.
Just Released- New People of Action videos!

Our connections make powerful things happen. Share Rotary's story with your community using our newest People of Action videos. You can also work with a TV station or video-editing producer to record your own voice reading the accompanying scripts and call out your club or district. 
To see a sample, click the read more link.
Help your club earn a Rotary Citation
Learn how you can track your club’s achievements and report them to Rotary using resources such as Club Administration, Rotary Club Central, and Rotary Showcase, and ultimately earn a Rotary Citation. View and download citation achievement guides for Rotary clubsRotaract clubs, and Interact clubs for details. 
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