The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2019-2020  Issue: 4
October 2, 2019
Editor: Colin Macdonald (

October Message from the Tony Sheard, District Governor.

Economic and Community Development Month
The work of Rotary begins in the community and every community has its own unique needs and concerns. While we serve in countless ways, Rotary has focussed our efforts into 6 areas to maximise our impact. In October we celebrate our achievements in the community whilst at the same take taking time to look and address the future needs of the communities we serve. We should avoid pushing our ideas on what needs to be improved but instead, listen to a variety of community members, stakeholders and hear the community’s strengths, weaknesses, needs, and concerns and then make a systematic appraisal on how best Rotary may help. From my experience we should identify projects or activities that generate a high level of enthusiasm from community members so that participation and support is ensured. 
During our club visit tour we have seen countless examples of Rotarians as “People of Action” improving their individual communities, whether it be a road clean up, a new park, a playground, a splash pad, sports complex, helping the foodbank, or working with municipalities in a variety of ways to better the areas they serve.  
In early September Hurricane Dorian Struck the Bahamas and I have received many questions on how our clubs may help. In such cases people have a natural desire to offer to help. Rotary International is not a Disaster Response Agency, but through the organization’s international reach it is well positioned to identify need on the ground in the affected area and to seek help from fellow Rotarians to provide swift humanitarian assistance. The latest information on the disaster can be found on District 6990 and District 7020’s website Help can take many forms and this recent disaster prompted us to develop a guidance note that provides a framework for how Rotarians and clubs within District 6330 may respond both proactively and reactively. A link to a full copy of the guidance note is included in this month’s newsletter.
Later in the month we will celebrating World Polio Day on October 24th and I will be watching with great interest the many ways clubs are marking this event, with such activities as Dinners, Walks, Runs, Cycle Rides, Swims, Information Sessions, Deputations to Councils, the list goes on and on.
Although the cases of wild polio have risen a little this year, we should celebrate that Nigeria has now gone 3 years without a case leaving this terrible disease endemic in the remotest regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan, so we need to re-double our efforts to see this cause through to the end.
Next year, in a “Drop to Zero” challenge Zone Director Jeffry Cadorette and Incoming Zone Director Valarie Wafer will complete a parachute jump, if giving to Polio in our Zone exceeds 5% of last year’s donations….so how about increasing your support to ensure Jeff and Val make the jump?
On Saturday November 2nd the District will be hosting a Vibrant Club Seminar at Grand Bend. This is a morning event that embraces public image, membership and our Foundation where we will explore the inter-relationships between these key facets of our organization. There will no formal Foundation Seminars this year. To minimise cost and travel we are hosting satellite events via Zoom Teleconferencing at various locations throughout the District. This will be a great opportunity for Club Presidents, President Elects, Membership, Public Image and Foundation Chairs to learn and help move their clubs forward. Save the date and watch out for more details.
Last month you remember that we had a short break from the visits schedule to await the birth of our second grandson, so I am pleased to inform you that Samuel arrived on Labour Day and all are well.
Continue to DOGOODERY! As Rotary Connects the World.

DG Tony's Monthly video Message

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
Rotary Connects the World

Upcoming Club and Area Events

Oct 03 - Dinner and Silent Auction - Degroot’s Nurseries, Sarnia, Ontario
Oct 04 - Big Cup Golf Tournament - Fenton Farms Golf Club, Fenton, MI
Oct 05 - Autumn Indulgence - Huron Country Playhouse, Grand Bend, ON Registration
Oct 06 - Dave Blackburn Memorial Car Rally - Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, ON
Oct 18 - Meaford Trivia Night - Meaford and St.Vincent Community Centre, Meaford, On
Oct 19 - DEADLINE for Nominations for District Governor
Oct 19 - Comedy Night & Fish Fry - Knights of Columbus Hall, Hanover, Ontario
Oct 20 - Run Blue Mountains - Thornbury-Clarksburg, Ontario
Oct 20 - Baby Shower for South Africa - 33 Oakwood Links Lane, Grand Bend, Ontario
Oct 24 - World's Greatest Meal & Auction - Walklerton Legion, Walkerton, Ontario
Oct 24 - Museum London Cocktail Party - Museum London, London, Ontario
Oct 26 - Benefit Auction & Dinner - Walker House, Southampton, Ontario
Oct 26 - Octoberfest - Goderich Arena (upstaris), Goderich Ontario
Nov 02 - Vibrant Club Seminar - United Church Community Centre, Grand Bend 
Nov 17 - Sarnia's Annual Auction - Online Only, Sarnia, 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
D6330 Disaster Response Guidance
Disaster Response Guidance Note – Issue 1
  1. Introduction
This guide has been put together immediately following Hurricane Dorian with input from DG Tony Sheard, International Chair Robbie Howlett and other interested District Rotarians.
When natural disasters occur, people have a natural desire to offer to help. Rotary International is not a Disaster Response Agency, but through the organization’s international reach it is well positioned to identify need on the ground in the affected area and to seek help from fellow Rotarians to provide swift humanitarian assistance. This help can take many forms and this guidance note provides a framework for how Rotarians and clubs within District 6330 may respond both proactively and reactively.
Rotary Youth Exchange - We need your input
The 50th anniversary of Rotary Youth Exchange in District 6330 is taking place next Rotary year, and we are planning a big celebration as part of the District Conference on 4-5 June 2021! We have created this survey to get an idea of interest and potential attendance from those who have been involved in RYE in D6330 over the past 50 years.
Please take a moment to complete the survey—it will help us ensure the event and activities are a success! Even if you are currently/actively involved in RYE in D6330, please complete the survey.
Philippines launches polio vaccine campaign after new outbreak
Two cases have been confirmed in children and traces of the virus were found in sewage in two regions.
The Philippines has launched a polio immunisation campaign and declared an outbreak in the country after confirming two cases in children and finding the virus in sewage in two provinces, the country's Department of Health said.
Vibrant Club Seminar
SAVE THE DATE - Vibrant Club Seminar - Saturday November 2nd
Come join us live or via Zoom for an exciting new session to help you with your membership challenges and learn want's new in our Foundation and our new approach to qualify for grants.
  • Purpose: The opportunity for all members to learn how to become more engaged in Rotary through service and to grow Rotary.

Museum London Polio Exhibit
Museum London Polio Exhibit and Cocktail Party World Polio Day - October 24th
Drop to Zero - Polio Challenge
Increase Polio Funding by 5% Challenge!
Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group
Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group (FPSRAG) is a dynamic project that focuses on addressing malnutrition, hunger and food security using readily available local food plants.
We create educational resources that help people, particularly women, to understand the connection between plant selection and nutrition, and empowers them to grow a range of plants with differing seasonal requirements and maturities.  Malnutrition and other serious health problems, such as blindness, intellectual disabilities, anaemia and impaired growth are due to the lack of balanced nutrition in the diet.  FPSRAG’s approach is a sustainable solution to hunger, malnutrition and food security that is cost-effective and proven to work.
We’ve had much success –
Last Chance to do Polio Drops before India switches to Injectables
Rotary Club of Agra Taj Mahal Initiative – We are conducting Polio Mega Campaign January 3-5 2020 , if any of your club/district members are interested please ask them to sign up . Interest form attached with this email.
Polio Volunteers Opportunities on upcoming Polio Immunization Round as Final Push “KEEP INDIA POLIO FREE ”
This journey will be a landmark event in your Rotary Experience
  • Demonstrating to our partners UNICEF and WHO that Rotary is not just a fund-raising organization but world’s biggest service organization
  • Your Participation gives tremendous boost to local Rotarians who have been managing booths regularly for many years and where undoubtedly fatigue is setting in
District Conference 2020
Mark the date, Conference Registration open in January 2020!
Post Honolulu Convention Cruise
Dear Past Howard Tours Members and Interested Rotarians:
We are excited to announce a post-convention cruise/tour offered in conjunction with the Rotary International Convention Honolulu, Hawaii. 
We have just able to get a limited quantity of reservations on Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Pride of America for a seven-day cruise to Maui, The Big Island, and Kauai following the convention.  However, we only have access to these reservations for a limited time.
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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