The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2019-2020  Issue: 9
March 2, 2020
Editor: Colin Macdonald (

 DG Message - March is Water and Sanitation Month

Access to clean water and sanitation is one of the world’s biggest challenges to health. Today 1 in 3 people (around 2.3 billion) lack clean water. When people have access to safe drinking water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.
I would be interested in hearing from clubs on what you are doing to recognise World Water Day on March 22nd.   
I am particularly grateful to Bob Carson from the Wiarton Club who introduced me to Rotary Hand Up and then encouraged me to lead a global grant application to bring clean water for 10,000 people in 4 villages in NW Cameroon. Working on this project made me better understand the power of our Foundation, the challenge of writing and managing humanitarian projects and to experience firsthand the importance of clean water to communities less fortunate than ours.
Our District has a proud record of championing clean water causes. Only last month the Flint Club saw the completion of a “Living Water” Project in Haiti and the Stratford Club’s Aqua Box program continues to successfully provide simple water purification solutions for individual families. Check out Clifford Rotary Club's Rolling Hippos Challenge in this months Bridge.  A fun way to create awareness of water related issues and fulfil a need.
Registration is NOW open for your District Conference 2020 Vision, June 19-21st. Before you book take a tour of our web page to see the comprehensive program, speaker bios, breakout sessions, and fun activities that the Conference Team have assembled to help celebrate this Rotary Year and then look forward as I handover on Saturday evening to incoming Governor David. Two events for the price of one..!
How are you going with your Sunglasses pictures for the Governor’s People of Action Photo Competition? Don’t forget to bring your Photo boards to the District Conference and send a digital copy of the photo to (See Conference webpage for further information). I have already seen some fun action pictures from various events with some taken as far afield as Egypt, Cameroon and South America.
The District Training Team have been busy getting ready for PETS and the Leadership Exchange in Sarnia April 2 – 4, 2020. See website for details.
One common question I received during my DG visits concerned new fundraising ideas:
      "Do I know of easier or of any less labour intensive fund raising ideas?"
At the end of the month we have received 17 responses and I am particularly grateful to Rob Dors from Owen Sound who submitted 7.  I am seeking your input so we can provide a composite list of current successful fundraising programs in use throughout our District.
If your club has not completed the survey yet just click here and complete the survey form. It should take around 15 minutes to complete. You may submit more than one activity if you wish by completing additional questionnaires. The results of this survey will be complied into a spreadsheet and shared on the District 6330 Website so others may adopt and adapt them for their use.
Registration is now open for the Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders, Program May 8-10th, London. I am delighted that the Satellite Club of London have taken over the running of the event which is now in its 59th year. We have a capacity to take 100 students and last year we only had 70 so I encourage you all to register your local students and your Youth Exchange Students as this weekend activity is truly a life changing event.
March is the month we celebrate Rotaract — it is exciting, that last week the new Flint Rotaract Club was granted its Certificate of Organization and that the new Community based Rotaract Club in London sponsored by the Rotary Club of London Hyde Park will be making an application in early March.
Grow Rotary, remains our focus going forward, whether it be attracting more members, starting new clubs, increasing our volunteer effort, increasing Foundation giving so we may increase our impact by doing bigger and better projects or simply growing ourselves as better people.
Enjoy March and continue to connect the world..!
DG Tony's monthly message is available in video - follow this link to view the video.
Yours in Rotary Service
Tony Sheard
District Governor 6330 2019-20
Rotary Connects the World
March 1, 2020
Upcoming Club and Area Events
District Conference Registration is open
Feb 17, 2020 12:01 AM –
Jun 04, 2020 11:59 PM
Maple Magic, March 21,22, and 28,29.
Regal Point Elk Farm
Mar 21, 2020 9:00 AM –
Mar 29, 2020 1:00 PM
Wine Brew Haha Flint Sunrise
Flint Golf Club
Mar 21, 2020 6:30 PM
District Leadership Exchange, formerly known as PETS Information
Sunbridge Hotel and Conference Centre Sarnia/Point Edward
Apr 03, 2020 4:00 PM –
Apr 04, 2020 4:00 PM
RYLA Application Deadline!
Apr 05, 2020
Rotary Leadership Institute - Learning and Information
King’s University College (Broughdale Hall)
Apr 25, 2020
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Information and Recent News
World Water Day March 22
Need some facts about World Water Day 2020? Want some messages to share or adapt for your club? This is where you’ll find them.

....AND Check out the Rotary Water and Sanitation Action Group (Wasrag) website for additional ideas and details of a World Water Day Competition.
You can also read their monthly newsletter:
Rotarians Rolling Hippos
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FACTMore than 750 million women and children haul water every day - often carrying 20-litre buckets of water on their heads multiple times a day.

A hippo water roller can move 90 litres of water with far less of a physical toll as it rolls along the ground. It’s just a smarter way to move water; this simple innovation transforms lives.

District Leadership Exchange (Formerly known as PETS)
 Mandatory Rotary and Rotaract President Elect Training 
April 3rd and 4th at the Sunbridge Hotel and Conference Centre in Sarnia.
RYLA Rotary District 6330 Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders 

What's RYLA? Visit our RYLA Information page!


NEW PROCESS! Online Registration ONLY.

You need to register your club and students.



(Districts 6330, 7010, 7070, 7080 & 7090)
                Saturday  April 25th, 2020  --   8:30AM to 4:00PM
     King's University College, 266 Epworth Ave., London Ontario  N6A 2M3
ShelterBox is celebrating 20 years of disaster relief!
Flint Sunrise Golf Scramble Sponsorship
Cribbage Tournament Polio Fundraiser - a Fun Success!
Cribbage Tournament Polio Fund Raiser
The Rotary Club of Meaford
In 1953, at the age of 28, Mr. Edward Hirst of Burnaby, B.C. was overcome by polio.  Left paralyzed from the hips down, he was confined to a wheelchair.  In order to support his young family, he used his woodworking skills to design and produce a cribbage board, in the shape of 29, the highest score that can be achieved in a single cribbage hand.
Western University Engineers in Action funding request
My name is Lauren Ing, and I am a student at Western University in London, Ontario, and am a sponsorship and fundraising executive for Engineers in Action at my university. Engineers in Action (EIA) is a global organization working with indigenous professionals to improve communities through sustainable initiatives. Western University’s student-run chapter of EIA is looking to increase our involvement this summer. As a part of the EIA Bridge Building Program our goal is to help diminish rural, isolated poverty through the construction of pedestrian footbridges. By doing so, we allow communities to gain better access to basic resources such as water, healthcare, education, and agriculture.
District Conference 2020
Conference Registration is now OPEN! 
2020 International Convention Honolulu
Discover the true spirit of aloha and Rotary with your family, friends, and fellow Rotarians in Honolulu. It’s the perfect setting for the entire family of Rotary to celebrate, collaborate, and connect while experiencing the warmth and welcome of Honolulu.
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