The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2018-2019  Issue: 4
October 3, 2018
Editor: Martin Ward (

Economic and Community Development

October is Economic and Community Development Month.
World Polio Day is October 24th
District Governor - Jim Schlatman & partner Audrey
email:  phone: 519-364-3281

District Grant Certification Available this Month

Don't miss out on District (or Global) Grant certification for the 2019-2020 Rotary year. The annual Foundation Seminars (including Grant Certification) are coming up fast on October 13 in Mildmay, Ontario, October 20 in Imlay City, Michigan, and November 3 in London, Ontario - find the event that suits your schedule, and register using the link in the District Calendar. More details are available here.

From the District Foundation Committee

Our District Foundation Committee annually requests an audit by non-committee District representatives. The report for the 2017-2018 Rotary year is now available - report details are available here.

Upcoming Club and Area Events

Oct 13 - District Rotary Foundation Seminar - Mildmay, Ontario
Oct 14 - World's Greatest Meal for Polio - D6330 Provisional Passport Club
          - Grand Bend, Ontario
Oct 19 - Trivia Night - Meaford, Ontario
Oct 20 - District Rotary Foundation Seminar - Imlay City, Michigan
Oct 20 - 7th Annual Trivia Night - Sarnia, Ontario
Oct 20 - Oktoberfest - Goderich, Ontario
Oct 25 - Walkerton World's Greatest Meal for Polio - Walkerton, Ontario
Nov 2 - 42nd Annual Sauerkraut and Pork Supper - Clifford, Ontario
Nov 3 - District Rotary Foundation Seminar - London, Ontario
N0v 16-24 - 30th Annual Rotary Auction (online) - London South Club
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
A New Foundation Resource - Placemats

The Rotary Foundation Placemat Project.

Tony Sheard and Charlie Andrews shared a vision.  They wanted to make the aspects of the Rotary Foundation readily understood by experienced and new Rotarians alike, so all could see how the Rotary Foundation is “Doing Good in the World”
After Tony, District 6330 Governor Elect for 2018-19, made his presentation at the Imlay City Foundation Seminar, he and Charlie agreed that most Rotarians would benefit from a visual presentation depicting the Foundation.  Recognizing that most Rotary clubs meet over a meal, dining placemats became the display medium.
World Polio Day

Join the Celebration

World Polio Day is 24 October!

Now’s the time to start planning your World Polio Day event. Spread the word in your community about the ongoing fight to end polio. Together, we can — and will — make history by ending polio for good. 

You can join our global celebration in many ways:

  • Hold a fundraiser. Consider making virtual reality a part of it so people can see what it’s like to vaccinate a child against polio.
  • Educate your neighbors. Talk with friends, family, and colleagues about Rotary’s work to end polio.
  • Hold a viewing party. Watch the livestream of Rotary’s World Polio Day event as a club or with another Rotary or Rotaract club.
  • Light up your city. Illuminate a local landmark with the End Polio Now logo.

No event is too big or too small. Whatever you’re planning for World Polio Day, be sure to tell usabout it.

Find resources to help you plan or promote your event at   
District Rotary Foundation Seminars
Attendance at one of these seminars will qualify your club to apply for District and/or Global Grants - don't miss out!
The 2019-2020 Foundation Training Seminars are scheduled on:
Saturday - October 13 2018 - Mildmay - Mildmay Community Centre
Saturday - October 20 2018 - Imlay City - Countryside Banquet Center
Saturday - November 3 2018 - London - BMO Centre
Propose Changes to District Policies & Procedures
You have an opportunity to submit suggested changes to the District's Policies and Procedures document.
District Governor Nominee, and Strategic Planning Committee Chair, David Elliott is asking for submissions for suggested changes before October 26, 2018.
Zone Director Named for 2020-2022 
(from the Oct. 1 issue of the Zone Beyond Borders newsletter)
The Zone 28 (Zone 24 plus 5 districts from Michigan) Nominating Committee for Director met on 23 September in Montreal at the Hotel Bonaventure. We’re pleased to announce that the selection of the Committee was PDG Valarie Wafer from District 7070, now residing in District 7010 and member of the Rotary Club of Collingwood/South Georgian Bay. The Committee will report their results to the General Secretary. If there are no challenges to the selection of the Committee by the end of the challenge period (December 1, 2018) Valarie will become the Director-Nominee from Zones 28/32 and will serve a term on the Board From 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2022. The selection of the committee is not official until the completion of the challenge period and the subsequent announcement by the General Secretary.
Many of us in District 6330 have known Valerie for several years and are looking forward to her leadership as a Rotary International Director representing our Zone. Attendees at last year's District Learning Assembly & PETS in Sarnia will remember meeting Valerie as she spoke at that event.
Around the District September 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
The Rotary Club of London - Fills The Bus follow the link to read their story.

Do You Know our Next Global Scholar?

Time to think about our Global Scholarship program during Rotary's Education and Literacy Month! Info is avail at here or send Sue Storie a message for more info. Do you know any non Rotarian scholars who have completed undergraduate studies and would like to pursue graduate level studies in one of the areas of focus? What a life changing opportunity!

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.
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