The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2021-2022  Issue: 1
July 2, 2021
Editor: Colin Macdonald (

District Governor Erin’s Message

July is Changeover Month!

Happy New Rotary Year!  
If we haven’t met in person (or via Zoom) yet, here are three things you should know about me:
  1. I have a four-year-old daughter, Emerson.
  2. I am married to Dan.
  3. I have the wildest career path (feel free to ask about it!), but everything I’ve done has been centered around creating change.
...and #3 is really great because our theme this year is “Serve to Change Lives”!
As we start this new Rotary year, take a look at your clubs, your communities, and the world.  Consider how we can remove barriers to allow current and future Rotarians the opportunity to serve to change lives. 
There are a lot of exciting things planned for this year!     I look forward to connecting with each of you and learning about all of the amazing contributions our Rotarians make.
I am extremely honored to serve as your District Governor for 2021-2022.  I sincerely appreciate all of your support and enthusiasm as we look forward to a great year!

Erin Shankie
District Governor
District 6330
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Upcoming Club and Area Events
Rotary Club of Thornbury & Clarksburg charter date
Jul 25, 2021 8:00 AM
World Hepatitis Day
Jul 28, 2021 8:00 AM
International Day of Friendship
Jul 30, 2021 8:00 AM
International Youth Day
Aug 12, 2021 8:00 AM
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Information and Recent News
Every Child Matters
Why vaccinations matter
Scientific breakthroughs with vaccines have led to fewer measles outbreaks, the eradication of smallpox, and a reduction in worldwide polio cases by 99%. Building on our decades of experience supporting polio vaccinations, Rotary clubs are helping increase public trust in COVID-19 vaccinations and working toward the equitable distribution of these vaccines.
Talking to someone who is vaccine hesitant
As COVID-19 vaccines become available, vaccine hesitancy may remain one obstacle to achieving greater protection for all members of a community. Discussing the facts about vaccines can ease people’s anxiety and enable them to make informed decisions about getting vaccinated. As an organization with experience fighting polio, Rotary offers conversation tips that you can use to help people overcome vaccine hesitancy.
Did you miss our District 6330 Youth Exchange Reunion?
Our district youth exchange reunion was a lot of fun and inspirational too!
503 attendees requested a link via zoom,
40 + countries joined,
981 photo's shared
and conversations that continued into the afternoon! 
Here is a link for the opening session 
The video is on our district youtube channel where you’ll find  related videos  and other events
Rotary Club of Sarnia announces virtual balloon
fundraiser event

Rotary Club of Sarnia announces virtual balloon fundraiser event

SARNIA, June 28, 2021 – The Rotary Club of Sarnia is delighted to launch a totally new fundraiser you can participate in from the comfort of your own home: a virtual balloon race.

Pick your balloon style, customize it and you are ready to compete against your family, friends and co-workers. Bragging rights for whose balloon travels the farthest from the Bluewater Bridge. The software uses real time weather patterns to predict the balloon travel: how far will your balloon go?
Rotary Club of St. Marys
Keepsake Totes made their debut on Monday when they were used for the delivery of community meals.
What will you put in your tote(s)? To get your tote(s) look for the sign or buy online
The Rotary Club of London Hyde Park - club's Annual Nine & Dine Golf Day
Polio Update

Polio Headlines 23 June, 2021

Polio, peace and politics are now at an inflection point. Where do we go from here?
End Polio Now Tulip Sale
For further information as to how Clubs can sell bulbs, contact: Joan Fisher, District Tulip Co-ordinator, at email:, phone: 519-432-3954.
Shelter Box Update

Burkina Faso is one of the fastest-growing displacement crises in Africa. It is estimated that about 2.5 million people have been forced to flee their homes, and at least 13.4 million require humanitarian assistance.

The instability, insecurity, and the pandemic present in Burkina Faso has made it difficult for aid workers to reach displaced families. ShelterBox has partnered with NGO Help to support vulnerable families.

Rihanata’s family is one of the 900 families who received aid from ShelterBox. Rihanata and her family were forced to flee their home and take refuge in another village with only one makeshift shelter made from plastic bags. After receiving aid from ShelterBox, they have been able to live more comfortably.

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Our new president, Shekhar Mehta, envisions Rotary’s next chapter – and is ready to make it a reality.


RI director and PolioPlus national advocacy adviser are responsible for an estimated 50% of vaccinations in their region


Rotary’s second virtual convention highlights accomplishment in polio, progress toward ending COVID-19


Rotary has a remarkable record when it comes to health initiatives. Now the global pandemic has brought attention to another aspect of health that is often overlooked: mental health.

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