The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2019-2020  Issue: 5
November 2, 2019
Editor: Colin Macdonald (

 DG Message - November - Foundation Month

This month is Rotary Foundation Month which is probably the most important month to reflect on why we are in Rotary. 
The Rotary Foundation is the heart of Rotary; it’s where we continually see how we are making a difference in the world. Take the time to reflect on what’s happening within your local community through funding from District Grants or in overseas projects in third world countries funded by Clubs and the District through Global Grants. The outcome is we are assisting those less fortunate than us with a better life. The massive amount of effort which Rotary has put into the Polio Eradication Program is without a doubt inspiring at a world-wide level, but this doesn’t just happen. It happens because Rotarians in every club are making an effort to raise awareness and funds to ensure our Foundation is adequately funded so we may ensure the world is a better place and that we get on and rid the world of this debilitating disease. 
I was particularly encouraged at the wide range of activities held throughout the District to coincide with World Polio Day on October 24th that ranged from presentations, deputations, purple doughnuts, Museum exhibits, walks, runs, cycle rides, breakfasts, lunches and dinners held under the “World’s Greatest Meal” banner…..and don’t forget that if we increase our giving to polio by 5%, Zone Director Jeffry Cadorette and incoming Director Valarie Wafer will parachute jump as part of the “Drop to Zero” challenge.
During the month I hope you will take the opportunity to showcase the work of your club and the Foundation. Why not get one of your Rotarians to speak about one of the projects your club has accomplished with the assistance of either a District or Global Grant or play one of the short “Area of Focus” videos? 
Take the opportunity to thank, celebrate and recognise your fellow club members for their donations to the Foundation whether they be a “Rotarian Every Year”, Sustaining Member, Paul Harris Fellow, Bequest Society Member or Major Donor. As part of our forward plan we are seeking 100 new Bequest Society Members over the next 3 years. Please consider leaving a legacy when you next look at your Estate Planning so you may continue doing good beyond your lifetime. Why not plan an event to encourage donations to our Foundation on “Giving Tuesday” on December 3rd, 2019?
At the Vibrant Club Seminar Foundation Chair Martin Ward and District Grants Chair Myrna Inglis will be running a focus group session to introduce and fine tune our new online grant certification process.
Last year the Foundation funded over 1,300 global grants and raised over $395 million to do good in the world or as I like to say “Dogoodery!”
Turning to youth for a moment, November 4th to 10th has been designated “World Interact Week”, write to me to let me know what your club’s is doing to promote Interact in your community.
Finally remember it is our Foundation…… thank you for supporting it and have a great November.

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 2019-20
Rotary Connects the World

Upcoming Club and Area Events

Nov 16 - A Clean Water for Living Summit - Ridgetown Campus, Ridgetown Ontario 
Nov 17 - Sarnia's Annual Auction - Online Only, Sarnia, Ontario
Dec 08 - Starbright Christmas 2019 - Victoria Playhouse Petrolia, Stratford, Ontario
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Information and Recent News
Eradication of Wild Poliovirus Type 3!
Honouring Indigenous People

HIP is an initiative of Rotarians from several Rotary districts (6330, 7010, 7040, 7070 and 7080) that cover a large percentage of the province of Ontario.  We wish to encourage Rotarians across Canada to work with each other and with y people in order to empower indigenous people through education. We also wish to create awareness among Rotariansand others of the issues, culture and history of indigenous people in Canada.


Rotary Club of Stratford report on the Awards Presentations for the 2019 SHORT STORY CONTEST
The Rotary Club of Stratford celebrated the winners of its 2019 SHORT STORY CONTEST with an awards presentation as part of the Stratford Writers Festival last Saturday October 19th, and we were very fortunate to have, in attendance, Rotary District 6330 Governor Tony Sheard, and his lovely wife Sylvia.
Global Grant Scholarship, valued at $30,000 USD
Each year Rotary District 6330 selects one student to receive a Global Grant Scholarship, valued at $30,000 USD, to fund one year graduate-level study at a university outside of Canada or the United States in 2020-2021, leading to a career in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.
Interested applicants should
1. Go to the Rotary District 6330 web site
and download: • Global Grants Scholar Application • Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarships – Terms and Conditions
 2. Contact the 2019-20 District 6330 Scholarship Subcommittee Chair: Sue Storie, Rotary Club  of District 6330 Passport:
Deadlines to receive 2020-21 Global Grant Scholarship Applications
Local Rotary Club: November 15, 2019 
District Chair: November 30, 2019 
Thank you.
Sue Storie
Rotary District 6330
World Peace Conference 2020
We are now three months away from our January 17 & 18, Rotary World Peace Conference 2020, in Ontario, California, USA. It is amazing, what started as an idea 2 years ago, is now nearly ready for you and your members to attend and participate.
Nearly 150 experts from across the country and around the world have been secured and are ready to assemble to share their solutions. Our six general sessions include a Nobel Laureate Nominee, the CEO of Institute for Economics and Peace, the Chief of Staff of the Peace Corps, a former Ambassador and CEO of the Carter Center, the celebrity spokesperson for World Vision, the celebrity spokesperson for UN Refugee Agency, the father of modern mediation, the CEO of CARE USA, the CEO of Project Concern International, a 2017 Nobel Peace Prize recipient and co-president of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the President of Rotary International and more.
A Clean Water for Living Summit
A Clean Water for Living Summit  Saturday, November 16, 2019   9:30 AM gathering, 9:50 AM program starts, 4:00 PM wrap up Ridgetown Campus of the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Ontario   Cost: $25.00 per person 
The Clean Water for Living Summit is presented by Sunrise Rotary Club in partnership with the Conservation Authorities of Upper Thames Valley, Lower Thames Valley, St. Clair and Essex Regions 
Polio National Immunization Day (NID) January 2020
We just received word from the Government of India that they are planning to hold a polio National Immunization Day (NID) January 19, 2020.  We will be organizing a group program to Delhi and Uttar Pradesh to participate in the NID and house-to-house activities.  This will be the 32nd such trip we have organized to take North American Rotarians to participate in a polio NID.
2020 Polio Immunization with Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, India
Area 7 Rotary Clubs Band Together to Support Crim Festival of Races
FLINT, MI – In the spirit of unity and cooperation, District 6330 Area 7 Rotary Clubs from
throughout greater Flint, Michigan, came together to launch the Rotary Mile Project – an
interclub initiative in support of the internally acclaimed Crim Festival of Races.
Each year in August, the city of Flint plays hosts to more than 13,000 runners, walkers and
wheelchair racers who take on the 10-mile race course, along with several other races,
walks and community events.
District Conference 2020
Mark the date, Conference Registration open in January 2020!
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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