The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2020-2021  Issue: 6
December 2, 2020
Editor: Colin Macdonald (

District Governor David’s Message

January is Vocational Service Month

Happy new Year has a whole new meaning after what we experienced in 2020!


2021 is a time for hope. Hope our communities will receive vaccines so we can get back to normal. But what will normal look like?

Last January, Susan and I attended Rotary’s International Assembly where Rotary International President Holger Knaack opened the assembly with this statement, “Rotary has to change and will change. And even if some fellow Rotarians will complain that it does not look like their old Rotary, we have to change. As Paul Harris said, we have to be revolutionary from time to time. And now is the time to be revolutionary.”

I don’t think he meant as much change as we have experienced this past year and I am proud to see  many members embracing zoom as a new meeting option, finding new ways to fundraise for our projects and supporting your communities when they needed us more than ever before with Covid 19 relief projects!

I have no crystal ball of what is in store for 2021 but I can tell you more change is coming for Rotary in our district.

District Noon zoom’s have over 2500 attendees and views! If you have not viewed them there is a link on our district website (  or go to our District 6330 YouTube page


 Some clubs are viewing noon zoom’s as part of their meetings or asking members to view on their own.

Covid 19 has more people using the internet to connect with business, family and friends however Cyber Fraud is on the increase and we want to protect you when you are on the internet. January 12th is our next Noon Zoom with our guest speaker Leon Hemeryck discussing cyber security and how to protect yourself from cyber fraud.


Your district Rotary Foundation Chair, PDG Martin Ward and District Grant Chair, Myrna Inglis will be offering online grant qualifying options for your club to qualify in 2021-2021. More information to come.

Your 2021 District Conference looks a lot different as you don’t need to travel outside of your community! April 24, 2021 we are asking every club to participate in celebrating Rotary’s 7th avenue of focus, “Supporting the Environment” in your area. The District Conference committee is working with Associate Professor Stephan Vachon and students that are part of the Centre for Environment and Sustainability at Western University. We will provide each club different options to participate on this special day, no matter what Covid 19 restrictions are in place.

June 5th, 2021 we will be celebrating 50 years of Youth Exchange virtually connecting with past students, their families, host families, and other Rotarian current and past that have been part of Rotary’s youth exchange program.

More information to come regarding these dates and how to prepare!

David & Susan Elliott

District Governor 2020-21


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Upcoming Club and Area Events
Rotary Club of Sarnia charter date
Jan 17, 2021 8:00 AM
International Day of Education
Jan 24, 2021 8:00 AM
Rotary Club of Greater Flint Sunrise charter date
Jan 29, 2021 8:00 AM
Rotary Club of Markdale charter date
Feb 11, 2021 8:00 AM
Rotaract Club of Fanshawe charter date
Feb 13, 2021 8:00 AM
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Information and Recent News
What the Rotary Club of North Bruce Peninsula did instead of hosting the Santa Clause parade
 The following Article appeared in the Tobermory Press regarding RC NBP and what we did instead of hosting the Santa Clause parade and visits with Santa as we have done for many years.

SANTA’S VISIT WAS SO EXCITING (written by Jim Dilimarter)

Santa had the best time visiting the Northern Bruce thanks to Rotarians Edwin McCutcheon, John White, Dave Mansfield, Rob Hiscott and, of course, one of Santa’s best friends, Doug Embleton.  It is rumoured that Rotarian Doug and Santa have known each other for years. 
It was good we had so many Rotarians helping because there were issues to be looked after that even Santa’s best elves could not solve.  The wiring on the trailer carrying Santa’s sleigh needed fixing and Rotarian John White was right there to do the job. Santa wanted to hear ‘Jingle Bells’ as he approached the schools and Rotarian Dave Mansfield was right there to make that happen.  Pictures needed to be taken for Santa and the elves and for all of us and Rotarian Rob Hiscott was there to do that.  Santa was grateful to them all.  He especially wanted to thank Rotarian Edwin McCutcheon for storing his sleigh every year and keeping it in such great shape.
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