The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2022-2023  Issue: 1
July 10, 2022
Editor: Colin Macdonald (

Mike’s minute

July is Transition Month!

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Welcome to a new Rotary year and our theme Imagine Rotary.
Imagine Rotary. How do you imagine your club in five years’ time? What great service projects will be completed in your community or in the world? What new members will be attracted to join your efforts? What lives will be impacted and changed forever because of your work?

Having spent most of my working career in the nonprofit world membership organizations like ours place a high emphasis on growth. I believe it our responsibility as Rotarians to create club cultures and club experiences that are inviting, rewarding and fun for prospective members. What barriers need to be addressed so everyone may have a great Rotary experience?

What assistance does your club need to grow?

I am fortunate after a two-year hiatus to be able to visit your clubs in person and meeting each of you. Please also invite me to your service projects and fundraisers. Let’s have fun this year, do good things in the world and ask others to join us on this journey.

Lots of questions here. Let’s find out the answers together.


Mike Chaffee
District Governor 2022-2023

Upcoming Club and Area Events
Rotary Club of Thornbury & Clarksburg charter date
Jul 25, 2022 8:00 AM
World Hepatitis Day
Jul 28, 2022 8:00 AM
International Day of Friendship
Jul 30, 2022 8:00 AM
International Youth Day
Aug 12, 2022 8:00 AM
Area 7 Rotary Mile at the Crim Festival of Races
Aug 27, 2022
6:30 AM - 12:00 PM
View entire list

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Information and Recent News
Polio Update

Polio Headlines 06 July, 2022

The border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan remains fragile with 11 cases YTD reported in Pakistan, 1 in Afghanistan and one new case in Mozambique bringing the world Type 1 caseload to 13.
Shelter Box Update

Rotary International and ShelterBox have renewed our official project partnership in disaster relief for another three-years! Our partnership means that together we will help support more people, in more places, in more ways.

Check out our latest video on the partnership in action: CLICK 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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The Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs around the world have hurried to provide funds, supplies, and services to Ukrainians displaced by the war.


Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in Canada, Colombia, England, Northern Mariana Islands, and Uganda.


Jennifer Jones, Rotary International’s first female president, is the perfect leader to spread the word about the good Rotary does in the world, and inspire its members to keep going.


First woman takes office as president of Rotary InternationalEVANSTON, Ill. (June 29, 2022) – Jennifer Jones, member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, will be the first woman to take office as

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