The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2020-2021  Issue: 10
April 2, 2021
Editor: Colin Macdonald (

District Governor David’s Message

April is Maternal 
And Child Health Month

“April showers bring May flowers” is something my mom said every time we had a lot of rain in April. When you google the meaning of this proverb, there are many descriptions and the one I like best is “adversity is followed by good fortune”.

April is also the month where Rotarians in our district do their part to let our communities know we have a 7th area of service, Supporting the environment on April 24th!

So far, the Rotary clubs of Walkerton, London, St. Thomas, Wiarton, Goderich, Watford, Grand Bend, Sarnia-Lambton After Hours, Petrolia, Stratford Festival City, Passport, Petrolia, Paisley, London East, Goderich, London North, London South, London Hyde Park, & Meaford have submitted what they are doing. If you have not submitted what your club is doing, please complete this form (click here to view).

If your club has decided to not participate in District 6330 Environment Day, you might want to coordinate with a participating club near you. This link provides info on each club, what they are doing, and who to contact for more info (click here to view).

Also, Kirk Langford did a great job personalizing Environment Day when he was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Saugeen Shores’ induction evening. Jim Swan has created this video which illustrates Kirk’s message (click here to view). 

Our May 19th at noon, Zoom will feature presentations from John Currie, Executive Director of Honouring Indigenous Peoples, and current President of the Rotary Club of Pickering. HIP is a southern Ontario start-up that has grown into a nationwide movement that is now receiving international attention for inspiring Indigenous and Non-Indigenous relationship building. As Indigenous and Rotary partners, they are committed to working together to strengthen community well-being and advancing the next generation of leaders. (

Additionally, Kristin Crane from the Rotary Club of Goderich will be presenting Huron County’s economic and development project called Humanizing our Differences. As part of this project, they have created a series of videos with Faux Pop Media on topics relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Clay Melnike, Sr. Manager for Indigenous Sports and Wellness Ontario, a member of the Rotary club of Thornbury-Clarksburg, and our district 6330 HIP coordinator. As an expert on HIP, he will cover off his role as resource for clubs to understand the organization focus of truth & reconciliation plus local Indigenous history.

Thanks again for all you do and stay safe!


David & Susan Elliott

District Governor 2020-21


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Upcoming Club and Area Events
World Health Day
Apr 07, 2021 8:00 AM
Curbside Chicken Dinner - Sarnia
Sarnia Golf & Curling Club
Apr 16, 2021
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Paul P. Harris' Birthday
Apr 19, 2021
International Mother Earth Day
Apr 22, 2021 8:00 AM
International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace
Apr 24, 2021 8:00 AM
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Information and Recent News
Seminar for tomorrow's Leaders - Registration Deadline

Register today for RYLA Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders - Only 43 more days!

On Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15, high school students from across the district will meet virtually to develop their leadership skills by listening to inspiring speakers (including a Canadian Olympian!), engaging in thought-provoking activities, and discussing what it means to be a youth leader and ways to show leadership in their communities.
But that date that's really important is April 23—that's the registration deadline! The senior leaders need to know who is coming by then so we can organize the groups, breakout rooms, and activities, so don't delay—register today! This year's cost per participant is only $35 CAD / $30 USD. For more information and to Register Click HERE
Celebrating 50 years of Youth Exchange!

Register today for D6330 RYE50 - June 5, 2021

We are only 65 days away from Saturday, June 5, when we will be celebrating 50 years of Youth Exchange in D6330! We already have over 100 registrants, but we know there are plenty more RYE alumni, host families, and Rotarians out there who have been involved in the program and want to celebrate with us! From guest speakers to fun polls to breakout rooms, this is a wonderful opportunity to see what the Rotary Youth Exchange Program in D6330 has achieved over the past 50 years, and to reconnect with past exchange students, host families, YEOs, and more!
Don't wait— Register HERE Today 
COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Assistance (CVSA) - Volunteers
There is more to Rotary than burger flips, fundraising golf tournaments and Zoom events!
Rotary has a team of volunteers from the Rotary Clubs of District 6330 Passport, Meaford, Paisley, Southampton, Thornbury Clarksburg, Walkerton and Wiarton working 7 days a week from 8 till 8 in 3 hour shifts supporting the Community Connection call centre operation.
The volunteers work from their own homes and provide surge capacity to the call centre,
supporting the Grey Bruce Health unit in providing local on demand personal support to callers needing advice and help in booking a COVID-19 vaccination.
After a short intensive course volunteers can sign up for shifts to provide advice and assistance to callers. Typically, a volunteer will handle around 30 calls in a 3 hour shift. Numbers vary depending on call volumes and the complexity of the query.
What Clubs are doing for Environment Day
Club Name
Which project(s) is your club organizing for D6330 Environment Day?
Build awareness through social media and encourage and recognize club member personal initiatives
Pollinator/Butterfly Garden, Rain Garden, Tree Planting, Bee Hotel
Tree Planting
St. Thomas
Waste Clean-Up
Pollinator/Butterfly Garden, Preparing and planting vegetable raised bed plots for the Wiarton Community Garden
Rotary Foundation Celebration - May 12, 2021
Attend our Zone event on May 12 to celebrate, and become inspired to support The Rotary Foundation (Our Foundation). Your support is needed now - more than ever before!
Weekly Polio Update; Pakistan, Afghanistan Dropping
Polio This Week 24 March, 2021
The Rotary Club of London Hyde Park Online Auction
Curbside Pickup Chicken Dinner - Sarnia
RC of Watford donates a 3 wheel tandem bike
The Rotary Club of Watford has donated a 3 wheel tandem bike to the Watford Quality Care Nursing Home.  Staff and residents are so excited!
ShelterBox Update
 Update April 2021
Water, just like shelter, is a human right.
Whoever you are, wherever you are – you are entitled to clean, safe water. But today, billions of people around the world do not have access to clean and safe water. According to WHO/UNICEF, 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services.
When disasters hit, it forces families out of the homes, making it difficult to access clean drinking water. Disasters cause a huge amount of damage and destruction. Water hand pumps break, and local water sources get filled up with debris, dirt, or chemicals, making it unsafe to drink.
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The Otto and Fran Walter Foundation has pledged $15.5 million to The Rotary Foundation to start a Rotary Peace Center in the Middle East or North Africa.


Rotary and the U.S. Government support Italy’s fight against COVID-19 US$5


Rotary gets the job done where others failed.


Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors worked together in a nationwide project that promoted behavior change and initiated safety standards for businesses.

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