The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2021-2022  Issue: 5
November 5, 2021
Editor: Colin Macdonald (

District Governor Erin’s Message

November is Rotary Foundation Month!

Welcome to November!
I have a lot of wonderful information to share with you this month!
As we work our way through Rotary Foundation month, I encourage each of you to learn something you did not know about the Rotary Foundation.  Here are a few great resources:
If you have not been able to join us for our Noon Zooms, here are the links for all thus far:
Dr. Todd “Bowtie” Jenkins-
Finally, I am pleased to share my official District Governor message with all of you! 
Once you watch this video, I encourage each of you to register for our first District 6330 Town Hall Meeting which will take place on Tuesday, January 25th at 7PM EST.  You can register using the following link:
Have a wonderful month!
Yours in Service,
DG Erin
Need to chat? Schedule a call at this link!
Upcoming Club and Area Events
Founding of Interact
Nov 05, 2021 8:00 AM
Rotary Club of Mildmay charter date
Nov 05, 2021 8:00 AM
World Diabetes Day
Nov 14, 2021 8:00 AM
Internal Revenue Service Form 990 due
Nov 15, 2021 8:00 AM
Rotary Club of Imlay City charter date
Nov 15, 2021 8:00 AM
View entire list

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Information and Recent News
Membership Matters
Welcome to Membership Matters, our new monthly newsletter advice column. 
Send me your questions about membership: retention, onboarding, training, how to leverage our partnership with Toastmasters, and your own membership concerns. 
Would you like to have the District Membership Chair attend your club meeting, your Board meeting or your Area meeting? Email Sue at
Would you like to have a Toastmaster attend your club meeting and run an interactive session of impromptu speaking? Email Sue.
Would you like more membership webinars? Email Sue.
Let's start a District 6330 conversation and share our Membership Building and Retention ideas and concerns!
Sue Storie 
District 6330 Membership Chair 
Arch Klumph Society Member
As we enter November - "Rotary Foundation" month - our District gratefully celebrates our first Arch Klumph Society members. This donation was made from the estate of a long-time Rotarian and surviving spouse who wish to remain anonymous.
We thank the donors for their support and look forward to this legacy providing Grant funding for years to come. This very generous donation to The Rotary Foundation's Endowment Fund will help our Rotary continue to do good in the world every year.
As current District Rotary Foundation Chair, and on behalf of District 6330, it's clubs, and individual members we sincerely thank the donors for their profound long-term support of our efforts.
Spin the Wheel - Polio Auction
The Hanover Rotary Club hosted a "Spin the Wheel" auction to raise funds
for Polio.

At our October 26th meeting each member donated an item for the auction,
and $350.00 was raised.  With a 2 to 1 match from the Gates Foundation
that's over $1000.00 for Polio.

Thanks to everyone for your generosity.

Joan & Randy Hafermehl
Shore to Shore Road Race sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wiarton

The Rotary Club of Wiarton was pleased to host the 68th Shore to Shore Road Race from Oliphant to Wiarton on Oct 11th with 125 runners and walkers participating, in person, on a beautiful fall day.   The event generated participation of not only the racers but a community of volunteers, donors ,  and supporters, It was a great success raising funds for Rotary projects and programs in the Wiarton area.

For many of the runners, ranging in age from 11 to 78, it was their first live event since COVID started.  There was a lot of excitement in the air and the volunteers seemed to be just as thrilled as the runners.  To quote one of our long-time Rotarians, "At last, something we can all do together!"  From a racer “Thank you Wiarton Rotary! So grateful for the in person opportunity.

Kathy Christie
Shore to Shore Road Race committee
The Rotary Club of Wiarton
Presidental Citation
Look who won the Presidental Citation in 2020 - 2021!
District Passport
Global Passport   
Festival City (Stratford)
Grand Bend
Greater Flint Sunrise
London Hyde Park
St. Marys
St. Thomas
Congratulations to all your Clubs!
Council on Legislation / Council on Resolutions
Council on Legislation / Council on Resolutions
Pat Voegelin PDG 2006-7
COL Representative D6330
It is that time in Rotary again!
Every three years, Rotarians meet at the Council on Legislation to review and vote on proposed changes to the legislation that governs Rotary. In April 2022 they consider enactments, which change Rotary’s governing documents, and position statements by the RI Board.  The online learning, zone institute training has been completed; and, the enactments are available to review and study. Interested Rotarians can access the proposed legislation through the link provided.
As well, the annual cycle of the COR is in full swing for October and November 2021 to review and vote on the resolutions made to the RI Board and the Trustees of the Rotary Foundation.  The resolutions are also available for all Rotarians to view and study.  Click here to access the proposed resolutions.
An interesting change has been occurring during the past couple of COL/COR cycles and it has to do with the number of proposed enactments and resolutions put forward.  This year the COL will be reviewing 92 proposed enactments and 36 proposed resolutions, down greatly from years past when 300-400 documents were not unusual.  Improved review of eligible proposals by RI as well as grouping of proposals that are addressing the same issue have made the process much more efficient.
Should any Rotarians have questions or comments about our important parliamentary process please let me know.
Shelter Box Update
Is your Club looking for an innovative way to give back this holiday season?
ShelterBox Canada Global Gifts provide vital support to the 113 million people who have been displaced by conflict and disaster. Deliver hope, inspire your community, and take action with your club by supporting ShelterBox Canada Global Gifts this holiday season.

Purchase your global gift here.

Polio Update

Polio Headlines 27 October, 2021

How does Taliban control of Afghanistan affect Rotary's final push to end polio? What is Rotary's response and where do we go from here? Read on...
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The Power of Nutrition partners with Rotary, other organizations for new malnutrition program in EthiopiaLondon, 1 November 2021: The Power of Nutrition


The 30-minute program, “Delivering on our Promise of a Polio-Free World,” provided encouraging information about the progress and remaining challenges in the fight to end polio.


Kiwanis, Lions, Optimist, Rotary, join for week of service to Celebrate CommunityEVANSTON, ILL.: October 7, 2021 – Celebrate Community, a joint initiative of the four major volunteer service organizations, will launch


World Health Organization’s polio chief, Aidan O’Leary explains why now is our best chance to eradicate polio.

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