The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2018-2019  Issue: 10
April 2, 2019
Editor: Martin Ward (

April is Maternal and Child Health Month

Every day mothers risk their lives giving birth and millions of children die each year from treatable, preventable causes. Rotary provides immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improves access to essential medical services, and supports trained health care providers for mothers and their children. 

Maternal and Child Health Care is also recognized as one of Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus. Follow this link to get more information

My Big Fab Rotary Dinner

Are you planning to host a Big Fab Rotary Dinner for Polio Eradication on April 6? Get all the details here.

District Governor's Monthly Message



Have You Made Your Annual Donation to Our Rotary Foundation?

Our Foundation relies on your generous donations to continue to do good in the world. There are just 3 months remaining in this Rotary year. If you haven't made your personal donation to The Rotary Foundation, take time to do that now - you can donate here.  Ask your club President if your club has made it's annual donation, and if not, encourage them to do it soon.
District Governor - Jim Schlatman & partner Audrey
email:  phone: 519-364-3281

Upcoming Club and Area Events

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 - The East Coast Kitchen Party - London Area Clubs, Ontario
May 10 - Great Canadien Jersey Raffle - Drayton, Ontario
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
Jun 13-15 - District Conference, Kincardine, Ontario
Jun 13 - Tribute to Elvis, Kincardine, ON (by Hanover, Walkerton and Kincardine clubs)
Jun 16 - 1:00-6:00 pm - Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival, St Marys
Jul 13 - Garage Tour 2019 - Walkerton, ON
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.
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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.
Follow the 'read more' link to view the videos below for more information about the District Learning Assembly:
Response to Mozambique Cyclone Disaster
Have you, or your club, been wondering what you can do to help cyclone victims in Mozambique? Grand Bend Rotarian Brian Hall has been working on some plans with partners in District 9400 (which includes parts of Mozambique) - this may be the opportunity you're looking for.
If you want to know more .... follow the 'Read More' link.
Rotary Learning & Information

"Having leadership skills does not alone assure good Rotary leadership. An effective Rotary leader must ALSO have Rotary knowledge, perspective about where Rotary has been, where it is now, and a vision of what Rotary can be."  The RLI course is highly recommended especially if you simply want to learn more about Rotary.
Our next session is May 11, 2019 at the Trillium Mutual Insurance Company, 495 Mitchell Rd. S., Listowel.  The cost is only $75 including all your materials, lunch, breaks, etc.  To register email Helen Campbell
NGSE - Asking for Your Help


ASKING for help

NGSE is an exciting opportunity for 18-30 year old young people to travel to another country to spend up to 3 months learning about their profession or vocation. D6330 offers opportunities to both inbounds (students coming from another country) and outbounds (students who leave here for a different country.
Welcome new members with Rotary Basics
Are you unsure where to start with your new member orientation? Have members learn more about Rotary and even test their knowledge with the new Rotary Basics course in the Learning Center. They’ll read about Rotarians from around the world, learn about our values and causes, and deepen their understanding of Rotary through this interactive course.

The Rotary Basics course was designed for new Rotarians, but it’s also a great refresher for other members — and even nonmembers — who want to know more about Rotary.

To take the class, use the link above. Anyone who isn’t signed in to My Rotary will be prompted to do so before going to the Learning Center.
The Rotary Of The Future
(from the April 2019 issue of "Rotary Canada")

Dean Rohrs calls her term as 2017-18 vice president of Rotary International the "greatest adventure" she’s ever had — and that’s coming from a woman who was an operating room nurse for the first human heart transplant, and who fulfilled a lifelong dream to get a degree in wildlife management as her 60th birthday gift to herself."During my time as vice president, I saw things and had opportunities come my way that I never could have done otherwise," says Rohrs, a member of the Rotary Club of Langley Central, British Columbia. She talked to Rotary Canada about how Rotary can change for the better and about the role Canadian Rotarians play in the world.

District 6330 Youth Exchange - Student Orientation
On March 1-3, the District 6330 Youth Exchange Committee held the first of three Orientation sessions at Camp Woodeden (outside of London) for the 17 high school students from 6330 that will be studying overseas during the upcoming school year.  These "Outbounds" learned the basics of Rotary, Youth Exchange, Cross Cultural Communications, Culture Shock and how to get ready for their year abroad.  At the end of the week-end they received their Rotary Youth Exchange Blazers and posed for a photo with Outbound Coordinator Ross Barnett (RC of Goderich.)
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