The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2017-2018  Issue: 10
April 2, 2018


Rotary supports activities and training to improve maternal health and reduce child mortality for children under five.

During the month of April we concentrate on another of Rotary's six areas of focus - Maternal and Child Health.
Through a focus on Maternal and Child Health, Rotary makes high-quality health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger.

We expand access to quality care, so mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future. An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation — all of which can be prevented.

District Conference - May 4-5, 2018
Embracing Change ...

... is the theme of this year's District Conference taking place May 4 and 5 at Grand Bend's famous Oakwood Resort, on the shores of Lake Huron. 
Change is happening at an ever increasing pace and impacts all of our lives: This is a conference that you won't want to miss! 
... but don't take our word for it - check out the video below. We are excited that Amanda Watkin, General Secretary of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland will be joining us as RI President Ian Riseley's Representative. She is excited to be able to help us explore innovative club and meeting structures.
Learn more about the conference plans
Take a look at the video here
register today - there's a price increase after April 10
Are you going to the International Convention in Toronto? Have you registered already? If you're going and haven't registered yet, do it now - you're running out of time. 
District Governor - Martin Ward & partner Mary Ruston
email:  phone: 519-671-6340

Upcoming Club and Area Events

April 7 - District Learning Assembly - Sarnia, Ontario and Owen Sound, Ontario
April 14 - Rural Urban Night - St. Marys, Ontario
April 20 - Improv Comedy Night - Stratford, Ontario (Stratford Rotatact event)
April 21 - Rotary Learning and Information (RLI) - Lapeer, Michigan
April 21 - Hanover Comedy Night - Hanover, Ontario
April 21 - Food and Wine of Italy - Hyde Park, Ontario
May 4-5 - District Conference - Grand Bend, Ontario
May 11 - East Coast Kitchen Party (London area clubs)
May 14 - Spaghetti Dinner - Stratford, Ontario
May 26 - Strathroy Rotary Golf - Strathroy, Ontario
May 31 - Stratford Short Story Contest - submission deadline
July 14 - Private Collector's Garage Tour - Mildmay, Ontario
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
2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship Applications
Applications for Rotary Peace Fellowships for 2019 are now open.
An Intriguing Vocational Service Idea

Lorna Gunning Fratschko, President of the Rotary Club of London South has implemented a program in her business whereby non-profits can benefit from her business relationships. She wants to share the concept with other District 6330 Rotarians. It's an intriguing way for her to serve her community through vocational service. 

Lorna writes:
I think it's important to put your money where your values are. My SAVE & IMPACT program contributes an ADDITIONAL 10% of my clients’ billings to the charitable organization of their choice! 


Pitching Rotary to Young Professionals
(from Rotary Weekly - March 30)
Is your club interested in attracting young professionals as members? Michael Walstrom, a 30-something Florida business leader had only been in Rotary two years when his district tapped him to put together a program for young professional development. What he discovered has helped his district recruit younger members seeking to grow their leadership skills.
Rotary Celebrates International Women's Day
Rotary, World Bank celebrate International Women's Day
An event attended by more than 300 people and streamed live to thousands recognized three Rotary women for their commitment to improving lives through innovative humanitarian projects. The celebration was held at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., USA, for International Women's Day and sponsored by Rotary and the investment firm Oppenheimer & Co. Learn more about the women honored.

Rotary Learning and Information
Saturday  April 21st, 2018  --- 8:30AM to 4:00PM, Rolland-Warner Middle School, 3154 West Genesee Street, Lapeer, Michigan.  
The Rotary Leadership Institute Program’s ‘Rotary Learning and Information’, consists of three parts, I, II and III, to be taken progressively. Each part is a one day seminar, those taking Part II must have completed Part I; to take Part III, Part II must have been completed. The Parts are divided into 6 modules of approximately 55 minutes each. Attendees register for one part only at a cost of $75.00 which covers light breakfast, breaks, lunch and materials.
You're probably wondering - what's Rotex? If you, or your club, has sent out exchange students in the past, this notice is for you...
ROTEX is what we call returned Rotary Youth Exchange student participants. is a new initiative to help former youth exchange students keep in touch with each other - and with Rotary.
If you have contact with returned youth exchange students, encourage them to check out and get connected.
District Conference 2018
The District Conference is in Grand Bend on May 4 & 5. Are you thinking about going?
The conference theme this year is "Embracing Change" - we hope to inspire you to create the change in your club  that is required to secure the future of Rotary service in your community. During the conference we'll be exploring ideas for club structure, and learning from each other. For more information, or to register - go here.
Our Rotary International President's Representative is coming to us from Rotary In Great Britain and Ireland where she is the General Secretary of that organization. She too has been involved in working with new club structures and has a lot to share with us. There's a sample of what we will be discussing in the video below.
Toronto Convention 2018

Rotary International Convention - Toronto - June 23-27, 2018

Our proximity to Toronto, makes this convention an opportunity not to be missed. Details can be found here.
If you haven't done so already and intend to go, please register for the International Convention in Toronto - June 23-27, 2018.
Montreal Conference 2018

Rotarians in Zones 24 & 32

The Zone Conference in Montreal September 18-22, 2018 is different than its predecessors - for one thing, it's now not only open to all Rotarians - all Rotarians are encouraged to attend.
You can also sponsor a young leader now to #changetheirtomorrow.
Aren't  you curious?   Read more to check it out.
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