The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2018-2019  Issue: 5
November 2, 2018
Editor: Martin Ward (

November is Foundation Month

Welcome to November. Support the Foundation this Month.
We also have International Interact Week November 5-11
Check out this month's address - view the Video for details.
Have you seen the new videos from The Rotary Foundation describing the Areas of Focus? These are impactful statements on Rotary's commitment to serve. Some of them have been shown at our Foundation Seminars. All of them are available for download here - 
District Governor - Jim Schlatman & partner Audrey
email:  phone: 519-364-3281

District Grant Certification Available this Month

If your club is not yet certified for District (or Global) Grants, there is still time - but time is very limited. The final Foundation Seminar (including Grant Certification) is set for Saturday, November 3  in London, Ontario - contact registrar Doug Burnard for a late registration. Don't miss out on District Grant opportunities for next year.

Upcoming Club and Area Events

Nov 2 - 42nd Annual Sauerkraut and Pork Supper - Clifford, Ontario
Nov 3 - District Rotary Foundation Seminar - London, Ontario
Nov 10 - Trivia Night - Markdale, Ontario
Nov 10-12 - Christmas Craft Show - Rotary Complex, Stratford, Ontario
Nov 14 - Rural Urban Dinner - Mitchell, Ontario
Nov 15 - Mildmay 75th Anniversary - Mildmay, Ontario
N0v 16-24 - 30th Annual Rotary Auction (online) - London South Club
Apr 12-14 - Stratford Home & Leisure Show - Rotary Complex, Stratford, 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
Celebrate World Interact Week
Celebrate World Interact WeekThis 5-11 November, Interactors around the world will take action in their communities and share how they make a difference. Here are three ways you can join the party: 
Stratford - Short Story Contest
(Sharon Overend - Adult 1st prize) 
(Gareth Arturo - Youth 1st prize)
The Rotary Club of Stratford is pleased to congratulate the winners of its 2018 SHORT STORY CONTEST the awards for which were presented on Saturday afternoon at the Stratford Public Library as part of the 2018 Stratford Writers Festival.
How to improve your photography
(from Rotary Voices - October 23, 2018)

How to improve your photography: telling Rotary’s story in pictures

By Alyce Henson, Rotary International staff photographer

Rotary Citation (2017-2018)

Congratulations to Citation Clubs!

Rotary International Past President Ian Riseley has announced the clubs that have earned the Rotary Citation for the 2017-2018 Rotary year. I am very pleased to announce that 8 clubs in District 6330 have earned that award.
Many clubs in our district worked hard to achieve the Rotary Citation during the past Rotary year (ending June 30, 2018). Working towards earning the citation helped to strengthen many clubs in our district - whether they achieved the citation, or not, striving to reach their goals has positioned them for future success.
In addition to Ian Riseley's recognition, I want to add my personal congratulations to the following clubs that have earned the citation:
FlushingLondon-Hyde Park
London SouthMeaford
StratfordSt. Thomas
St. Thomas Railway CityWatford
Martin Ward, District Governor 2017-2018
Beyond Borders - November 2018
Beyond Borders is the newsletter published by our Director - for Zones 24 & 32. This month Director Jeffry Cadorette discusses Rotary and the Rotary Foundation.
He describes his version of "Rotary 101" and how Rotary is made up of three parts. Rotary Clubs, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation. Together, we attempt to “create lasting change in our communities and around the world.
He continues - "Two of Rotary’s parts, Rotary Clubs and Rotary International opened the door for me to the possibility of changing the world and making it a better place. But that third one, The Rotary Foundation. That galvanized it. That sealed the deal. My support of The Rotary Foundation changed me. My involvement with the Rotary Foundation made me a better person. That is Rotary’s gift to me. That is Rotary’s potential gift for you too."
It's a good read, and the rest of the newsletter is packed full of information and ideas for every Rotarian. Read the full newsletter here.
Around the District - October 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
Brockton Council Proclaims October 24 as World Polio Day.
Saving babies’ lives
(from Giving and Grants - November 2018)
Rotarians in California and Ethiopia worked together to save babies’ lives with the help of a global grant-funded vocational training team. The project was designed to address a critical shortage of hospital staff who are trained in certain lifesaving skills. Now dozens of health care providers teach classes for midwives, nurses, and medical students on resuscitation techniques and other care for newborns. LEARN MORE

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!
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