2019-20 presidential theme: Rotary Connects the World
Rotary International President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney explained his vision for building a stronger Rotary, calling on leaders to expand connections to their communities and to embrace innovative membership models. A member of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, Maloney unveiled the 2019-20 presidential theme, Rotary Connects the World, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s annual training event, the International Assembly, in San Diego, California, USA.
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Rotary Theme 2019-2020 Announced 2019-01-15 05:00:00Z 0
Weekly Polio Update Dennis Dinsmore 2019-01-12 05:00:00Z 0
ROTI - Rotarians on the Internet - is a fellowship of Rotarians that share a passion for the internet. 
 
The group recently announced it's selection for Chair during the 2019-2020 term - a familiar face to many of us in District 6330.
 
Congratulations to Tom Telfer (Rotary Club of London North) on the appointment as chair of this international fellowship of more than 2000 Rotarians in over 100 countries.
 
ROTI Fellowship Chair 2019-2021 2019-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
District Conference 2019 - Registration Now Open 2019-01-02 05:00:00Z 0
(from the January, 2019 issue of the Zone Newsletter - Beyond Borders - by Pat Chernesky, E/MGA Advisor, Zone 24 West)
 
Mid-Rotary year is a time to reflect upon how we are doing in various areas of our wonderful organization. Two areas near and dear to my heart are Major Giving and Endowment of course! Rotarians in Zones 24/32 are stepping up to the plate to make our world a better place in both, compelled by a desire to share their fortune with others. Since July 1, 2018 we have 99 new or level-up Major Donors and 38 new or level-up Bequest Society members!
 
A Major Gift is a powerful catalyst for empowering Rotarians both at home and abroad, improving quality of life in the Six Areas of Focus and fulfilling the donor’s philanthropic goals - a win/win situation! The path to making a major gift is highly personal and we strive to be donor-centric in all our dealings in the journey toward the gift. With the stellar rating our Foundation has received, how can we not make it our Charity of choice in creating that positive change in the world!
Big Gifts … Big Impact … “Service After Self”! 2019-01-01 05:00:00Z 0
(from the January, 2019 Issue of the Zone Newsletter - Beyond Borders - by By Brian Carmichael, bacarmichael@gmail.com, ARC Zone 24 East
 
What do Districts 5050, 6330, 7040, 7070, 7080, 7410, and 7450 in Zones 24 and 32 have in common? These Districts are all homes to a new type of Rotary Club format, commonly referred to as a Passport Club. This relatively new format is mostly prevalent in North America where there are a total of 15 clubs. There are a few in the rest of our Rotary world.

So just what is a Passport Club?
What’s Happening with Passport Clubs? 2019-01-01 05:00:00Z 0
From the January, 2019 issue of the Zone 24 & 32 newsletter - "Beyond Borders" - a video by Lawrence Furbish, ARC, Zone 32
 
Here is this month’s video. It is "The Ask, Part II, a continuation of this important topic.
Membership Video 2019-01-01 05:00:00Z 0
Around the District - December 2018 2018-12-31 05:00:00Z 0
2018 CANADA TO SCOTLAND ROTARY CURLING TEAM 
Back Row:  Joe Kapron, David Halls, Mike Dybka, John Gordon, Bob Martin, Jim Simpson, Rich Hueston, Dale Keaveney, Brian Cowan.  
Middle Row:  Wendy Hill, Marie Solvason, Ted Ecclestone, Scott Lavender, Bill Lemmon, Murray Pearson, Jim Coyle, Marg Bancroft. 
Front Row:  Rene Marchen, Chris Wood, Sharon Rizzuto, Brenda Rouse, Alicia Gordon
 
Two years ago, the Rotary Clubs of London South, Stratford and Meaford were hosts to 20 Scottish Rotarian Curlers touring through Ontario.  This fall, three Rotarians from District 6330,  Brenda Rouse from the Rotary Club of London South, Bill Lemmon of Stratford and Dale Keaveney of Meaford, joined 19 other Rotarians from Ontario in a month long curling tour of Scotland.
Canada to Scotland Rotary Curling Exchange 2018-12-14 05:00:00Z 0
Foundation Year End Donation Deadlines 2018-12-11 05:00:00Z 0
The online version of the Annual Report from our Rotary Foundation is available now.
 
In June 2017, the Rotary International Board of Directors and Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees approved Rotary’s new vision statement:
 
"Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves."
 
This statement reflects both our identity and our purpose — the organization we are now, and the organization we are working to become.
 
Rotary's Annual Report 2017-2018 2018-12-07 05:00:00Z 0
Welcome and congratulations to all the charter members of the District 6330 Passport club - our newest club received it's charter effective December 4, 2018
Passport Club Has Chartered 2018-12-06 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Meaford has been busy in 2018 making Meaford a little greener. In 2018, Rotary International President Ian Riseley challenged every Rotary Club around the world to plant one tree for each of their members as a “Green Initiative”.
Rotary Club of Meaford Goes Green 2018-11-30 05:00:00Z 0
Tanzanian Rotarians and healthcare providers along with Meaford Rotarians Sonja and David Glass
 

Meaford Rotary Supports Tanzanian Hospital

While many are aware of the local impact that Rotary Clubs have in their community, it is a surprise to some, that Rotary clubs have a major impact in developing countries as well. 
 
Over the last year, the Rotary Club of Meaford has been working to develop a relationship with the Rotary Club of Nansio, Ukerewe Island, Tanzania.  Ukerewe is the largest island in Lake Victoria and the largest inland island in Africa.
 
Meaford Club - International Project 2018-11-30 05:00:00Z 0
The following article appeared in the November 1, 2018, edition of The Flushing View newspaper, and is reprinted here with the permission of View Newspaper Group, Inc. 

FLUSHING — From its inception, the Rotary Club of Flushing has encouraged members to pursue the Rotary International motto of “Service above Self.”

Flushing Rotarian Dr. Duane Allyn has exemplified that calling.

Allyn, a pediatrician based in Flint, recently embarked on an 11-day medical mission trip to Kenya this September. While overseas, he helped to perform numerous medical treatments and examined children and adults before they went into surgery.

Flushing club member's Kenya medical mission 2018-11-26 05:00:00Z 0
(from Rotary Voices)
 

By Katherine Kirkpatrick-Wahl, Rotaract Club of Toronto, Canada

We are our own greatest networking asset. I realized that early on when I assumed the role of professional development director for my Rotaract club. It amazed me every time I spoke with one of our members how accomplished they were and how they were almost afraid to talk about what they had achieved in their relatively short careers. It became my mission to help members connect with each other. I did this in two ways, peer-workshops and members connect. Read more of this post

 
Get your professional development in Rotaract 2018-10-17 04:00:00Z 0
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: 
 
Celebrate World Interact Week 2018-10-15 04:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day - October 24 2018-10-15 04:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of London was approached by Mission Services London’s Rotholme to see if they wanted to partner with Corus radio’s ‘Fill the Bus’ Campaign. This was an ask to gather school supplies for Rotholme families. In return we were given a live radio interview to talk about Rotary and what we do in our Community. (https://missionservices.ca/help/rotholme/)
Rotholme Women’s & Family Shelter primarily accommodates families (two parent and single parent families, both male and female led). There is accommodation for approximately twenty families. Single women who have no other shelter options may be registered for a shelter stay.
Rotarians and their friends and family went above and beyond and fullfed our role to be ‘People of Action’.
 
 
Here is a note from Rotholme to make us aware of what we gave:
“We had a goal of collecting enough backpacks and the supplies for 74 school age children at Rotholme, we ended up collecting 125 backpacks and more than enough supplies to fill them all with everything the children need to start the school year off right and some to store away for new children that come to Rotholme and are in need throughout the school year.  “
And to top it off, the day we had the pick up during our lunch meeting our speaker, Janine Wass, from Frontier College was so moved by all we gave that she had Frontier College send enough age appropriate educational books to give to each child that passes through their doors for the better part of the year!
YiR
 
Heather Broadhead C.I.M., ICD.D
Chair, Local Community Services Projects
Chair, RCL Presidents Cup Golf Tournament
RCL Board of Directors 2018- 2020
 
President & CEO
Blackfriar Fiduciary Group Inc.
London On
P- 519.474.3373 C- 519.619.0927
 
London Rotary - 'Fill The Bus' 2018-09-11 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Partnership with Institute for Economics and Peace 2018-08-06 04:00:00Z 0
EAGER TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ROTARY?
The next Rotary Learning and Information session is scheduled for:
 
Saturday  September 22nd, 2018 --- 8:30AM to 4:00PM, King's University College (Broughdale Hall), 266 Epworth Ave, London, ON  N5X 3C3 
 
 
RLI - Rotary Learning and Information 2018-08-06 04:00:00Z 0

Could You Be The Next President of Rotary International? 

That's the title of a myth-busting article from Rotary International subtitled 'What it takes to be a Leader in Rotary'.  It's an interesting read and well worth it if you're thinking about taking a leadership position in your Club, in our District, in our Zone, or even at Rotary International. Read the full story here.

 

What About Applying to be District Governor?

Speaking of leadership positions in Rotary. Our District has recently put out a call for nominations for District Governor for the 2021-2022 Rotary year. If know of someone that should be nominated for the position, or are interested yourself, have a look at the call for nominations - details available here.
Could You Be RI President? Martin Ward 2018-08-04 04:00:00Z 0
An open letter recently sent to all Club Presidents and Secretaries calls for the nomination of candidates for the position of District Governor (District 6330) for the period from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
 
Nominations must be endorsed by Rotary Clubs, but you do not have to be a club president to initiate a nomination.

Interested in learning more - click the 'Read More' link.
Call For Nominations - DG 2021-2022 Martin Ward 2018-08-04 04:00:00Z 0
Have you considered taking your talent and skills and utilizing them in a role beyond  your  Club.   We are looking for Rotarians who are interested in future roles at the District Level or beyond.  What about chairing a District Committee, being part of the AG team, Support Membership, promoting our Rotary Foundation or being a Champion for the Eradication of Polio. We want you!
 
During this year we would like to hold some informal information sessions around the District to help answer your questions, assist you with your future plans and help us plan for the future Leadership in our District.
 
Please contact PDG Diane Chantler at dianechantler@hotmail.com to express your area of interest and your Club name.  We will contact you as we schedule our information sessions.
 
Let’s build our future Together!
Building our Future Together! 2018-08-02 04:00:00Z 0

Membership and New Club Development Month

This month of August is Membership and New Club Development Month.
 
What are you doing? Check out my message and see what the District has been up to.
 
District Governor Message - August 2018 2018-08-02 04:00:00Z 0
District Public Image Chair Kirk Langford has committed to a webinar series this year. July 26 saw the first of the series - look for more in the months to come. These webinars will be a good source of information on a variety of topics. This first one is a general introduction to the Rotary International 'My Rotary' website and how to navigate it's various features.
 
If you missed the webinar, you can view the recorded version here.
My Rotary Webinar 2018-07-27 04:00:00Z 0
A Celebration of Life for Jack Gardhouse is taking place August 18, 2018 at the Owen Sound Legion, 1450 2nd Ave. West at 1:00 pm with speeches commencing at 1:30 pm.
In memory of PDG Jack Gardhouse 2018-06-30 04:00:00Z 0
It is with regret that we announce the death of Jack Gardhouse, Past District Governor () on Saturday, June 23, 2018.
PDG Jack Gardhouse 2018-06-29 04:00:00Z 0
Trees, Trees, and More Trees 2018-05-10 04:00:00Z 0
It's that time of year again - the time we celebrate the change of leadership in our clubs and our district. The month of June will see celebrations of the achievements made in our clubs during the 2017-2018 Rotary year as we transition to new executive for the coming 2018-2019 Rotary year.
You're Invited to the District Changeover 2018-05-08 04:00:00Z 0
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The 2016 Council on Legislation gave us some powerful options for changing our clubs for the purpose of building membership by keeping up with the reality of modern life. Sweeping changes were made in rules about meeting frequency, membership qualifications, age limits and club organization. As these changes were disseminated, Rotarians began to discuss how their clubs might adapt to the changing landscape. In many cases club leaders and board members were collectively scratching their heads to figure out a path to change that fit their club. One of our clubs, Genesee Valley, decided to start with a club member survey. Here is how they did it and what it revealed.
Wondering What Your Club Thinks? Just Ask! Dennis Dinsmore 2018-04-28 04:00:00Z 0
District 6330 has started 3 new community-based Rotaract clubs this year. 
Have you wondered why they are becoming so popular?
Have you wondered what it takes to establish a community-based Rotaract club?
 
Read more and then register for the upcoming webinar to find out how you can establish a Rotaract Club in your community.
How to Start a Community-Based Rotaract Club 2018-04-25 04:00:00Z 0
 
The program is an effective, interactive educational talk about DRUGS and is directed towards Grade 5 students and is presented in the classroom or school auditorium.
 
Is your club involved - either directly, or through financial support?
We Are The Future - Don’t Meth With Us 2018-04-22 04:00:00Z 0
There's a lot happening in District 6330 with respect to Rotaract Clubs. During this 2017-2018 Rotary year we have seen 3 new Rotaract clubs apply for certification. These include Markdale, Sarnia, and Goderich. Just this week we received formal acceptance from Rotary International for the "Rotaract Club of Sarnia Lambton" and expect the same for the Markdale and Goderich clubs soon.
 
Emma Bartz has submitted a brief history of the development of the Goderich Rotaract club - click the read more link to see the details.
Rotaract News - Rotaract Goderich 2018-03-22 04:00:00Z 2

Rotarians in Zones 24 & 32

The Zone Conference in Montreal September 18-22, 2018 is different than its predecessors - for one thing, it's now not only open to all Rotarians - all Rotarians are encouraged to attend.
 
You can also sponsor a young leader now to #changetheirtomorrow.
 
Aren't  you curious?   Read more to check it out.
Montreal Conference 2018 2018-03-16 04:00:00Z 0

Not Necessarily ...

... consider this story from the 'Rotary Voices' blog
 
Recently, I attended a memorable event, the inauguration of a 15-member satellite club, Garth, in South Wales District 1150. What is unique about this satellite is that it is being hosted by my own club of Chelwood Bridge, which is in District 1200. How is that so? Read more of this post
Does A Satellite Club Have To Be In Your Area? 2018-03-16 04:00:00Z 0
 
Rotary, World Bank celebrate International Women's Day
An event attended by more than 300 people and streamed live to thousands recognized three Rotary women for their commitment to improving lives through innovative humanitarian projects. The celebration was held at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., USA, for International Women's Day and sponsored by Rotary and the investment firm Oppenheimer & Co. Learn more about the women honored.

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Rotary Celebrates International Women's Day 2018-03-10 05:00:00Z 0

Lorna Gunning Fratschko, President of the Rotary Club of London South has implemented a program in her business whereby non-profits can benefit from her business relationships. She wants to share the concept with other District 6330 Rotarians. It's an intriguing way for her to serve her community through vocational service. 

Lorna writes:
I think it's important to put your money where your values are. My SAVE & IMPACT program contributes an ADDITIONAL 10% of my clients’ billings to the charitable organization of their choice! 

 

An Intriguing Vocational Service Idea 2018-03-10 05:00:00Z 3
(from Rotary Weekly - February 2, 2018)
Have you ever wondered how Rotary became involved with polio eradication in the first place? Ken Solow did. The past governor of District 7620 became part of an effort to produce a new documentary, "Dare to Dream," with the goal of telling more members about the heroes who put Rotary on the road to polio eradication, and the roadblocks they overcame. Learn more about the film and the shortened version available to clubs free as a program.
How Rotary became the heart, soul of polio eradication 2018-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
President Elect Training (PETS) is April 7-8, 2018 and coincides with District Learning Assembly on April 7, 2018 in Sarnia, Ontario.
 
New this year is a remote session for the District Learning Assembly on April 7, 2018 in Owen Sound, Ontario.
 
More details, and the registration page, are available here.
District Learning Assembly & PETS 2018-01-31 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Foundation Annual Report (2016-2017) 2017-12-29 05:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Club of Grand Bend is excited to announce that you can now register for the 2018 District Conference. This exciting weekend starts Friday with an action packed afternoon and an Alternate Program available which includes lunch and a tour of Lambton Shores highlights. There will be a dinner and evening Entertainment.

Saturday there will be a full day focusing on helping you to embrace change in your Club with stimulating speakers and breakout sessions. Those seeking Alternate Programs will find a workshop with local artist Teresa Marie in the morning and an afternoon tour into Huron County with wine and beer tasting as well as some time for shopping. Saturday evening the Gala dinner will be followed by a optional trip to hear a New Orleans Jazz Band called   Red Hot Ramble 

For more conference details go to the Grand Bend website District Conference page.

District Conference Registration Now Open 2017-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
At its recent meeting in Atlanta, the RI Board of Directors adopted a new vision statement:
"Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves."

The Board also adopted the 2018–19 annual goals for Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation:
A New Vision Statement for Rotary 2017-08-06 04:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Hanover changed it's meeting schedule and structure - with positive results. This is a success story of how change in a Rotary club can help it become more engaged and more active in the community.
 
The crisis point was at the start of the new millennium - as Al Morrow put it:
"The decline came to a head in the few years after the turn of the century (2000). Our membership had dwindled to about 8 members (from a high of 30+) and something had to be done and in reality, thinking back, it could have gone either way."
One Club's Success Story 2017-07-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 01, 2017

Want cash...? Here's a Public Image Grant Opportunity

'Enhance Public Image and Awareness'  is one of Rotary's key strategic priorities and clubs are invited to apply for matching grant funding from the District of up to $400 Cdn or $300 US.
Public Image Grant 2017-2018 2017-07-01 04:00:00Z 0