The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2018-2019  Issue: 3
September 3, 2018
Editor: Martin Ward (

Basic Education and Literacy Month

Fellow Rotarians,
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month and September 8th is International Literacy Day.
District Governor - Jim Schlatman & partner Audrey
email:  phone: 519-364-3281

Could You Be Our District Governor?

Our District has put out a call for nominations for District Governor for the 2021-2022 Rotary year - deadline for nominations is October 20, 2018.
  • Do you know someone that should be nominated
  • Are interested yourself
don't delay, act now - details available here.

Upcoming Club and Area Events

Sep 8 - Watford Rotary Fish Fry - Watford, Ontario
Sep 15 - Stratford Dragon Boat Races - Stratford, Ontario
Sep 19 - Rotary Club of Flint Golf Outing - Flint, Michigan
Sep 27 - Poor Boys & Girls Lunch & Dinner - Hanover, Ontario
Oct 25 - Walkerton World's Greatest Meal for Polio - Walkerton, Ontario
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.
To have your event listed, send links to published details for your upcoming events to the Editor. Your feedback, suggestions, and submissions are welcomed.
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Information and Recent News
Beyond Borders - September 2018
In this month's Zone newsletter 'Beyond Borders' Director Jeffry Cadorette focuses on change: 
"This isn’t a conversation about what is right or wrong. It is a conversation about what is...... We need it now. We need it in your districts and all across Zones 24 and 32. It is how we will grow. It is how we will thrive. It is how we will stay relevant. It is how we will be able to serve more people and more communities here and around the globe."
There is also an article by Mary Lou Harrison, 7070 District Governor 2018-19 entitled - "It's 2018, and Rotary International has an All-Male Board. Why?"
Zone Conference - Montreal - September 20-22
The Zone Institute has changed. Formerly open to Rotarians in the District Governor chain (past, current, and future district governors) the annual gathering has changed - for this year's event in Montreal all Rotarians are Invited!!
LAST CALL!!!!  September 20-22 in Montreal.
We Are The Future - Don’t Meth With Us
The program is an effective, interactive educational talk about DRUGS and is directed towards Grade 5 students and is presented in the classroom or school auditorium.
Is your club involved - either directly, or through financial support?
What Are You Doing for World Polio Day?
World Polio Day is coming soon - October 24, 2018 - does your club have plans to celebrate World Polio Day? Do you?
Get some ideas at the End Polio Now website.

Enter the World Polio Day Competition

World Polio Day Competition from WASRAG (the Water and Sanitation Rotary Action Group) – Your Club could win $500 for its WASH Projects! Get full details here.

What are you doing for World Polio Day?

(from Rotary Weekly - August 31, 2018)
Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) have had to take bold action in the historic fight against polio. At Rotary’s 6th annual World Polio Day event on 24 October in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, we’ll highlight the monumental and innovative steps that are getting us closer to our goal. We’ll also celebrate 30 years of achievements by the GPEI. Learn more about the event in Philadelphia and how you can promote your own event or find an event near you.    READ MORE
Rotary Partnership with Institute for Economics and Peace

Peace is more than just the absence of violence. Peace is ensuring there is justice for all.

View the video - and - visit this Rotary International webpage to learn more about the initiative.
RLI - Rotary Learning and Information
The next Rotary Learning and Information session is scheduled for:
Saturday  September 22nd, 2018 --- 8:30AM to 4:00PM, King's University College (Broughdale Hall), 266 Epworth Ave, London, ON  N5X 3C3 
Could You Be RI President?

Could You Be The Next President of Rotary International? 

That's the title of a myth-busting article from Rotary International subtitled 'What it takes to be a Leader in Rotary'.  It's an interesting read and well worth it if you're thinking about taking a leadership position in your Club, in our District, in our Zone, or even at Rotary International. Read the full story here.


What About Applying to be District Governor?

Speaking of leadership positions in Rotary. Our District has recently put out a call for nominations for District Governor for the 2021-2022 Rotary year. If know of someone that should be nominated for the position, or are interested yourself, have a look at the call for nominations - details available here.
Around the District August 2018

What happened around the District this month

We want to showcase the events that happened around the District this month. If you held an event that you want to share with the other Rotarians in the District, send a story with images or videos to the editor at
What a great weekend at the Watford Cornfest!  For pictures of Rotarians ‘In Action’ - follow the 'Read More' link.
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