We are pleased to announce that the district nominating committee has chosen Fay Morris Campbell of the Orleans club to be district governor in 2021-2022. Fay has held a number of positions in Rotary, including area governor for Ottawa Central 2011-2017 and is the current district friendship exchange chair.
We are over half way through the Rotary year. A lot to celebrate! And, a lot to do by 30 June 2018. Thank you for letting me serve you. Being District Governor is a once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity to meet Rotarians across the district and experience what makes Rotary so very special.
 
 
Thanks to the fantastic organizing team chaired by Trevor Dagilis the District Conference produced a rich set of ideas for use by clubs. In the spirit of innovation that the conference was based on, the conference document is meant to be an inspiration and resource for clubs. It was never meant to become a set of goals and a directive from the district.  Rotary is a grassroots organization, and clubs need water and sunshine to grow in their own direction.
A message from Barry Rasin, President 2018-2019
 

In my travels over the past year, I've visited many strong, vibrant clubs and districts that are transforming their communities. When I attend their meetings, I can feel the energy. When I meet their members, I can see they are people of action. And when I look at their communities, I can recognize the impact of their work.

I've also visited communities with Rotary clubs that were hardly more than social clubs. It shouldn't ever be that way. Fortunately, there's a simple approach that I believe can help revitalize any club.

I'd like to challenge every Rotary club to come up with at least one high-impact service project. Each club already has the potential, the resources, to make it happen. It has the power to change people's lives — completely.

 
Inspiring Conversations & Exciting Connections!
What are the hallmarks of a healthy Rotary Club, and how do we foster the ideal conditions for a vital and engaged membership?  Conference participants joined in a professionally facilitated dialogue across all generations of Rotary (from Interact to Honorary Rotarians) on the opportunities and potential that lie ahead for our organization, discussing the ongoing value, relevance, and accessibility of Rotary.
 
 
The Rotary Citation recognizes Rotary clubs that support Rotary's strategic priorities by completing activities that make a club vibrant.
SUPPORT AND STRENGTHEN CLUBS
Achieve at least 3 of the following goals:
 
- Achieve a net gain of 1 member
- Maintain or improve your club’s retention of current and new members:
  • Improve your club’s retention rate by 1 percentage point or
  • If your club’s retention rate was 90 percent or more in 2017-18, maintain it
- Achieve a net gain in female members
- Have at least 60 percent of club members report their birth dates through My Rotary
- Sponsor or co-sponsor a new Rotary club
- Conduct a classification study of your members’ occupations, and work to align your membership with the mix of businesses and professions in your community
FOCUS AND INCREASE HUMANITARIAN SERVICE
Achieve at least 3 of the following goals:
 
- Sponsor a Rotary Community Corps
- Sponsor or co-sponsor an Interact or Rotaract club
- Contribute at least $100 per capita to the Annual Fund
- Increase the number of members involved in service projects
- Hold an event to raise funds for, or to increase awareness of, Rotary’s work toward polio eradication
- Conduct a significant local or international service project in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus
ENHANCE PUBLIC IMAGE AND AWARENESS
Achieve at least 3 of the following goals:
 
- Post successful club projects, with details about activities, volunteer hours, and funds raised, on Rotary Showcase
- Use Rotary’s brand guidelines, templates, People of Action campaign materials, and related resources
- Arrange for the club’s members to talk with the media to tell your club’s, and Rotary’s, story
- Host an event for Rotary alumni, and highlight Rotary’s networking opportunities
- Continue or establish a partnership with a corporate, governmental, or nongovernmental entity and work on a project together
- Sponsor a Youth Exchange student or RYLA participant

WITH DISTINCTION

Achieve these additional goals to receive a SILVER (1 goal), GOLD (2 goals), or PLATINUM (3 goals) Rotary Citation With Presidential Distinction.
 
- Achieve a net gain of 5 or more members
- Show how your club’s members are People of Action by promoting your club and its service activities on social media at least 4 times per month
- Initiate or continue a leadership, personal, or professional development program to enhance members’ skills and the value of their membership
 
 
 

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