The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2018-2019  Issue: 11
May 2, 2019
Editor: Martin Ward (

May is Youth Service Month

My Big Fab Rotary Dinner

If you haven't already, are you planning to host a Big Fab Rotary Dinner for Polio Eradication on May 4? Get all the details here.

District Governor's Monthly Message

DG Jim's monthly message is available in video - follow this link to view the video.


Have You Made Your Annual Donation to Our Rotary Foundation?

Our Foundation relies on your generous donations to continue to do good in the world. There are just 2 months remaining in this Rotary year. If you haven't made your personal donation to The Rotary Foundation, take time to do that now - you can donate here.  Ask your club President if your club has made it's annual donation, and if not, encourage them to do it soon.
District Governor - Jim Schlatman & partner Audrey
email:  phone: 519-364-3281

Upcoming Club and Area Events

May 4 - Meaford Sprint Cleanup - Meaford, Ontario
May 10 - The East Coast Kitchen Party - London Area Clubs, Ontario
May 10 - Great Canadien Jersey Raffle - Drayton, Ontario
May 10-12 - Seminar For Tomorrow's Leaders (RYLA) - London, Ontario
May 11 - Rotary Learning & Information - Listowel, Ontario
May 22, 7:00 pm- Public Image Webinar: Using images and videos from TRF and RI
May 25 - Strathroy Rotary Golf Tournament - Strathroy, Ontario
Jun 13-15 - District Conference, Kincardine, Ontario
Jun 13 - Tribute to Elvis, Kincardine, ON (by Hanover, Walkerton and Kincardine clubs)
Jun 16 - 1:00-6:00 pm - Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival, St Marys
Jun 22 - Walk a Mile in Her Shoes - Hanover, Ontario
Jun 26 - District Changeover - Southampton, Ontario
Jul 13 - Garage Tour 2019 - Walkerton, ON
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
Council on Legislation Results
Once every three years representatives from every one of Rotary’s 538 districts meet in Chicago to update the organization’s three constitutional documents, the RI Constitution and Bylaws and the Standard Club Constitution.  The meeting is called the Council on Legislation and the most recent meeting has just completed. Changes will become operational as of 1 July, 2019.
These documents along with a Recommended Club Bylaws document prescribe how a Rotary Club operates. Clubs are free to amend the Recommended Club Bylaws to suit their own needs as long as those amendments do not conflict with the provisions of the other three documents. Therefore, clubs should periodically review and adjust their club bylaws to assure compliance.
Rotary Learning and Information
Council on Legislation: Elevate Rotaract
The 2019 Council on Legislation passed enactment 19-72 to acknowledge Rotaract clubs in the RI Constitution and Bylaws and elevate them as an important member of the Rotary family. Rotaract clubs will continue to have their own standard constitution but will have greater support from RI. Our organization will benefit from this change because it broadens the definition of membership in RI to include Rotaract clubs. We will be able to learn more about Rotaractors and improve the support and resources we offer to help Rotaract grow. As Rotaractors become our partners in service, we’ll also be able to better track their impact as well as amplify our reach in communities around the world.
Container of Food Aid to Mozambique – Update
(submitted by Brian Hall - Rotary Club of Grand Bend)
One month ago the decision was made by Grand Bend Club’s Global Literacy committee to see if a container of dehydrated soup mix could be sent to help those struggling after Tropical Cyclone Idai struck central Mozambique March 14th . With strong support from the Grand Bend Club an appeal was presented at the April 16th District Learning Assembly for assistance from other area Clubs. The response was terrific as 8 Clubs have come forward with promises of financial support. The Rotary Club of Stratford Charitable Foundation has applied for the food aid and the shipping costs will be covered by donations from RC Stratford, RC Port Elgin, RC Goderich, RC London, RC Southampton, RC Meaford and RC Sarnia After Hours. We wish to extend a sincere thank you to these Clubs for your generosity and support. We have had donations from many individuals as well.
You're Invited - District Changeover 2019
District 6330 Chair Vacancies 2019-2020
Interested in taking on a role at the District Leadership Level? 
Interested in Youth or Literacy Programs?
We are looking for 2 passionate, enthusiastic Rotarians who are interested in moving from the club level to take on a leadership role within the District.
Literacy Around the World
Hanover and Walkerton Rotarians assist in loading trailer for the Rotary Club of Grand Bend Global Literacy Project.
The Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board has been generous in donating used school desks, chairs, chalk boards, white boards, books, boxes of paper, hanging folders and miscellaneous supplies that will be part of a shipment with the Rotary Club of Grand Bend Global Literacy Project. The 53 foot trailer is not quite completely filled, but the staff at the BGCDSB headquarters will add more equipment as it is sent from school board schools. It is expected that the container will be shipped this summer to South Africa for distribution by Rotary Clubs to very needed schools in that country.
NGSE - Asking for Your Help


ASKING for help

NGSE is an exciting opportunity for 18-30 year old young people to travel to another country to spend up to 3 months learning about their profession or vocation. D6330 offers opportunities to both inbounds (students coming from another country) and outbounds (students who leave here for a different country.
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