The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2021-2022  Issue: 12
June 10, 2022
Editor: Colin Macdonald (

District Governor Erin’s Message

June is Rotary Fellowships Month!

The bittersweet thing about spring-- even this late in the season—is that our environment is constantly in transition.  (My allergies are feeling ALL of the plant transitions right now!) 
For all of you who are also experiencing transitions, I am with you.  Since spring began, my husband, Dan, has begun a job change.  My daughter, Emerson, finished occupational therapy after eight and a half months and completed preschool.  I finished my last PhD class, am preparing for dance recitals to end my teaching season, and am also making a job change (it’s time to put this PhD knowledge to use as a university instructor).  I have said a lot of goodbyes, said “see you later” many times, and closed chapters that I’ve been working on for years.
Of course, spring transitions also mean that my time as District Governor is coming to an end. 
Thank you all for allowing me the opportunity to share my life and leadership with you over these last 11 months.  I am so grateful I have been able to share this year with each and every one of you—there is nothing quite like a Rotary experience.  It has been my absolute pleasure to watch how you share your gifts with Rotary.  I appreciate everything you have taught me—not only over this last year—but over the last several years.  The passion and dedication that District 6330 Rotarians have is so incredibly motivating.
My final thoughts to you are this: on this Rotary journey, remember to continue removing barriers, have empathy, and share your talents and enthusiasm.  Keep the energy we have been using to Serve to Change Lives as we begin to Imagine Rotary.
Yours in Service,
DG Erin
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Upcoming Club and Area Events
World Day Against Child Labour
Jun 12, 2022 8:00 AM
Rotary Club of Clio charter date
Jun 16, 2022 8:00 AM
Rotary Club of Fenton charter date
Jun 18, 2022 8:00 AM
Rotary Club of Global Passport charter date
Jun 18, 2022 8:00 AM
Rotary Club of London South charter date
Jun 20, 2022 8:00 AM
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Information and Recent News
2022 Council on Legislation
 Final Report
Rotary has a legislative or parliamentary process called the Council on Legislation (COL).  Each district in the Rotary world selects a COL Representative to consider, debate and vote upon proposed enactments that have the power to amend the constitutional documents, namely the Constitution of Rotary International, the By-Laws of Rotary International and the Standard Rotary Club Constitution.  Rotary clubs, districts and the RI Board propose enactments.
The 2022 Council on Legislation was held April 10-14 in a hybrid event, both in-person in Chicago and virtually.  Your COL Representative attended virtually and was one of the 522 representatives involved.  Initially 94 proposed enactments were to be considered with adopted enactments changing the constitutional documents effective July 1st following the COL.  A list of the adopted enactments with the voting results is provided below.
RLI III will be running June 20th!


RLI III will be running June 20th 6:30-9:30 pm and June 27th 6:45-9:30
If you have questions or would like to register please email your name, club and when you completed RLI II to
The cost is $20 Cdn or $16 USD.

Polio Update

Polio Headlines 25 May, 2022

The border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan remains fragile and one additional new case in Pakistan has been reported in May.
For a number of years, Rotary Festival City Stratford has had a fundraising Eat In Spaghetti Dinner.  With Covid restrictions, that did not happen this year for the 3rd year in a row.  We settled on a Drive Thru Smoked Pork Chop Dinner on May 2.  Each item on the menu, and it’s packaging, was carefully selected, even at increased cost, to maximize what could be recycled and/or composted with only 3 small items destined for land fill.  
As an educational tool for our 800 guests, we included a piece of paper outlining how to environmentally deal with each item of the takeout dinner.  We will share this paper with all of the Optimists Clubs and the Agricultural Society in our area, as they each have fund raising take out dinners, so we can all be environmentally responsible in our fundraising to support our community. 
 Feel free to adapt this REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE template for your club’s Take Out events.  Jean Aitcheson
Rotary Club of Stratford is conducting their 56th annual Short Story Contest!
The Rotary Club of Stratford, Ontario is conducting its 56th annual Short Story Contest.  The Contest is open for submissions from aspiring writers in Ontario and Michigan.  
All submissions must be:
- submitted with the entry form in PDF format.  
- maximum of 2,500 typed words in English
- double spaced
- in letter format (8½ by 11)
- submitted anonymously to ensure the contest remains blind
- a maximum of three submissions per contestant
- the submission page uses a Google Form.  A Google account is required to upload a document
- we welcome stories from residents of Ontario and Michigan
 Below are the links to the Short Story information and for making submissions.
Shelter Box Update

This year ShelterBox team members are travelling to Houston for the Rotary International Convention! Not only will we have a booth set up to tell you all about ShelterBox, but Sanj Srikanthan, ShelterBox CEO, will be delivering a keynote speech.

Can't join us in person? No worries! Stay tuned for our virtual booth link.


Clean Cooking Saves Lives and the Environment
CALL TO ACTION: Consider a pilot project. Contact the ESRAG Clean Cooking Task Force for advice and experience.
Clean Cooking Saves Lives and the Environment
Rotary Links
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
For New Members
Joining Rotary
Learning & Reference
Learning Centre Course Catalogue (download pdf file)
Object of Rotary
Our Causes
Rotary Basics
Rotary Code of Conduct
Rotary Foundation
Rotary History
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The Rotarian Magazine
District Information
Organization Chart
Organization Chart with Photos
Club Directory with Contacts
District Map
Rotary Youth Exchange
Covid-19 Response
District Links
Event Calendar
D6330 Facebook Group
D6330 Rotaract Clubs
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Global Grant Application Process
Paul Harris Society
Rotary Foundation Canada
Rotary Zones 28 & 32
Video Library
DG Governor Nominee form
Youth Protection
6330 Rotaract Clubs
Fanshawe College
Western University
Rotary News (RSS) Feed

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