The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2021-2022  Issue: 9
March 7, 2022
Editor: Colin Macdonald (

District Governor Erin’s Message

March is Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Month!

Happy (almost) spring!  It’s currently snowing as I look out the window, but I am hopeful that clearer skies are on the way!
I am also hopeful for peace in our world.  As you are most likely aware, our world is experiencing turmoil right now and being a worldwide organization, Rotary has released the following statement:
It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world.
At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there. Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading tragic consequences across Europe and the world.
As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, we have made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We join the international community in calling for an immediate cease fire, withdrawal of Russian forces, and a restoration of diplomatic efforts to resolve this conflict through dialogue.
In the past decade, Rotary clubs in Ukraine, Russia and nearby countries have transcended national differences and have actively engaged in peace-building projects to promote goodwill and to marshal assistance for the victims of war and violence. Today, our thoughts are with our fellow Rotary members and others in Ukraine coping with these tragic events. Rotary International will do everything in its power to bring aid, support and peace to the region.
Many of you have asked how you can assist Ukraine.  Here are a few options:
Please feel free to forward any additional opportunities for support to me and I will be happy to share them with the District 6330.
I wish each of you health, safety, and peace this month.
Yours in Service,
DG Erin
District Opportunities
District 6330 is currently looking for interested parties who are interested in the following roles:
  • Youth Protection Officer
  • Literacy Chair
  • Communications Committee Chair
  • Training Committee Chair
To learn more, please contact DG Erin at
DG Erin
Need to chat? Schedule a call at this link!
Upcoming Club and Area Events
World Rotaract Week
Mar 07, 2022 8:00 AM -
Mar 13, 2022 3:15 PM
International Women's Day
Mar 08, 2022 8:00 AM
St Clair Rotary Club charter date
Mar 10, 2022
Rotaract Club of Sarnia-Lambton charter date
Mar 12, 2022 8:00 AM
Rotary Club of Northern Bruce Peninsula charter date
Mar 12, 2022 8:00 AM
View entire list

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Information and Recent News
Now is the time to Apply for a District Grant!

Now is the time to apply for a District Grant to help fund your projects in 22-23. District Grants reimburse Clubs $.50 for every $1.00 spent of Club raised funds on a project. Rotaract Clubs can apply for District Grants also.

How do you apply?

First, Two members of the Club complete the Qualification Course for District Grants found on the District Web site.

Second, the President-Elect and Foundation Chair or Designate sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the District and the Club and send to Martin Ward, Foundation Chair or myself, District Grants Chair. The MOU can be found when you click on the Qualification Course.

Your Club is now qualified for District Grants. One of the members who completed the course can become the Grant Administrator and submit a project proposal on the District web site. The course ”Grants 101” (found in the same area) gives a step-by-step on working through a grant from the initial proposal to the final report.

All proposals must in by May 31, 2022. If you need ideas, scroll down the left side of the screen when you have the qualification site open to find a list of previous projects,

Any questions, please contact me

Myrna Inglis

District Grants Chair   519-881-0586

Membership Matters

Looking for new members? Don't forget to look at your club website as a non-Rotarian would see it. 

Does your website say if you are meeting in person or on zoom?

 Does your website make it easy to contact you for the zoom link? 

Does the website show the next meeting date? Does it indicate how often you meet?

Is the contact information up to date? (I called one this week and reached a recording that it was not in service.)

Try using Contact Us to make sure it works.

If you have other tips please send them and I will share them with you.


Rotary Leadership Institute II
There is an upcoming RLI II and it will be run March 14th and 21st.  The time for March 14th is 6:30-9:30 pm and March 21st 6:45 to 9:30 pm.  We will be sending out a note to all our District Rotarians in early February with registration details.
Diane Chantler
D 6330 RLI Chair
Polio Update

Polio Headlines 23 February, 2022

Sadly a new case of Type I polio was just found in the country of Malawi in southeast Africa. Read how Rotary is responding.
Shelter Box Update

Water, just like shelter, is a human right. When disasters devastate whole communities and force people from their homes, it can be hard to ensure access to clean water. This International Water Day, March 22, 2022 at 1:00pm EST ShelterBox Canada is hosting an expert led panel discussion for Rotarians on why our water filters are a vital piece of aid, and how they have evolved to better serve disaster impacted communities.



As we face one record-breaking disaster after the other, last year 113 million lost their homes and numbers are projected to grow. ShelterBox continues to work hard to ensure that families receive the life-saving shelter and tools they need to recover after disaster. We take comfort knowing Rotarians and Rotary Clubs are up for the challenge and continue to put service above self to support families in their time of need.
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Fanshawe College
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In response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, The Rotary Foundation has created a channel for members to contribute funds to support relief efforts.


Rotary projects around the globe March 2022


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