The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2022-2023  Issue: 2
August 5, 2022
Editor: Colin Macdonald (

Mike’s minute

August is Membership
New Club Development Month!


Welcome to August, Rotary’s Membership and New Club Development Month. As we emerge back to normal now is a great time to invite someone to join Rotary. Take a moment and review the contacts in your smartphone. Look for that person(s) that you believe would make a great Rotarian or Rotaractor and invite them to a club’s social event or service project. Get them involved, make them feel welcomed and appreciated and don’t forget to ASK them to join. The number one reason people do not join Rotary is no one asked them.

With new members come new ideas, new approaches and new talent to strengthen your club to make a greater impact in the lives of others. Send me you success stories regarding membership so I can share them with our district team. 

Mike Chaffee
District Governor
Rotary Club of Flint


Upcoming Club and Area Events
District Governor-Nominee Designate Applications
Aug 15, 2022 - Oct 15, 2022
Zone 28 Conference
Sep 21, 2022 - Sep 24, 2022
International Day of Peace
Sep 21, 2022 8:00 AM
The Bridge deadline
Sep 25, 2022 8:00 AM
Autumn Indulgence
Oct 01, 2022
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Information and Recent News
Meet our District 6330 2021-22 Global Scholar
Leslie Walker, our District 6330 2021-22 Global Scholar, recently presented her ongoing doctoral studies to the Rotary Club of Goderich, her sponsoring club.  Leslie is attending the Vienna University of Technology in their Doctorate of Social and Economic Studies program.  Her thesis, “Societal Implications of Artificial Intelligence – A Comparison of Use and Impact of Artificial Narrow Intelligence in Patient Care between Resource-Rich and Resource-Poor Regions and Suggested Policies to Counter the Growing Public Health Gap” is exceptionally well aligned to Rotary’s focus area of ‘Disease Prevention and Treatment’ through the use of Artificial Intelligence’s (AI)  in both medical diagnostics and treatment.  Leslie has observed that there are currently significant biases in how we treat and research health and disease between genders and cultures. Historically medical data has used males as the default patient type, which has resulted in significant data bias when treating women. This is especially concerning when emerging technologies such as AI rely on accurate and robust data in order to make logical and accurate medical decisions/outputs. Women’s health care will benefit from databases that align with their gender.  The third area of focus linked to Leslie’s thesis is related to ‘Economic and community development’ and her focus on geographical areas with low levels of resources. Based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, it is very difficult for a region to become increasingly advanced (socially, economically, etc.) when it is plagued by major diseases such as polio. Using technology and policy changes can allow AI systems to be better used in these environments to foster community development.
Rotary Club of St. Thomas and St. Hilda's/ St. Luke's Church Honor St. Thomas Elgin-General Hospital (STEGH) staff
On May 26, 2022 all STEGH staff in every department, whether working that day or not, were invited to lunch. Homemade cookies were the highlight as well as a choice of BBQ'd hot dogs, apples, a drink and small bag of chips. Over 20 volunteers from each organization served about 170 guests. It was a hit! One family with a 2 year old attended as both parents were getting ready for their shifts. It was an extremely busy day at the hospital and some did not get a chance to come outside and across the street for lunch. We anticipate longer hours and more attendees next year!
9 and Dine Golf
Grand Bend's Autumn Indulgence Event
Polio Update

Polio Headlines 03 August, 2022

The border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan remains fragile with 14 cases YTD reported in Pakistan and 1 in Afghanistan. Identified cases in Mozambique have jumped to 4 which brings the world wild polio virus caseload to 19.
Shelter Box Update



To celebrate the amazing achievements of Rotary Clubs across Canada, ShelterBox is pleased to
present the 2021-2022 ShelterBox Canada Hero Awards. Clubs are recognized based on their total
annual giving throughout the year: Bronze ($1,200+), Silver ($3,600) and Gold ($6,000).

Download your digital certificate and website banner here!

Rotary Club of Stratford is conducting their 56th annual Short Story Contest!
The Rotary Club of Stratford, Ontario is conducting its 56th annual Short Story Contest.  The Contest is open for submissions from aspiring writers in Ontario and Michigan.  
All submissions must be:
- submitted with the entry form in PDF format.  
- maximum of 2,500 typed words in English
- double spaced
- in letter format (8½ by 11)
- submitted anonymously to ensure the contest remains blind
- a maximum of three submissions per contestant
- the submission page uses a Google Form.  A Google account is required to upload a document
- we welcome stories from residents of Ontario and Michigan
 Below are the links to the Short Story information and for making submissions.
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Programs of Scale grant-winner Together for Healthy Families in Nigeria helps families by focusing on the fundamental needs of women


Organized around several hubs, the tour started on 17 June to draw attention to the positive impact that clubs have in their communities.


Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in the United States, Venezuela, Greece, Madagascar, and Kazakhstan.


Rotary's global network has sent millions of dollars' worth of relief to help the people of Ukraine. Rotary Fellowships have amplified the impact of these efforts.

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