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March 2023 mars
Mar 03, 2023
February 2023 février
Jan 31, 2023
January 2023 janvier
Jan 01, 2023
Happy Holidays
Dec 16, 2022
Bulletin Deadlines
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RI President
Jennifer Jones
RI News
Small Rotary club in Ecuador’s Andes delivers big on water project

High in the Andes, an indigenous community had been waiting more than a decade for clean drinking water.

First Rotaract RPIC talks about creativity, community, and hats

As World Rotaract Week (13-19 March) kicks off, Rotaractor and public image coordinator Philip Flindt shares his secrets for planning exciting events.

Measuring our results: Making sure that we’re changing lives for good

Measuring our results: Making sure that we’re changing lives for

Recipient of Rotary’s new Sylvia Whitlock Leadership Award takes a global approach

Recipient of Rotary’s new Sylvia Whitlock Leadership Award takes a global

Bigger than polio

Women make up two-thirds of Pakistan’s polio workforce. Meet five of these dedicated women.

As days go by, it is the same struggle, joy, and sadness in the lives of many fellow human beings around the world. For many of them living in areas embattled with drug trafficking, wars, and other disasters such as the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria recently, simply waking up to see the light of the day is a blessing; on top of that, looking for food and basic necessities can make it an even tougher struggle. We should consider ourselves as very privileged and lucky as we not only have all the basic necessities, but we also can have the peace of mind of not being struck by a bullet, a bomb or caught in crossfire conflicts on a daily basis. Let us all be grateful for what we have and be hopeful that better days are ahead for all the people currently struggling in their lives.  
President Jennifer Jones is continuing her journey around the world visiting numerous Rotarians, sharing her *Imagine Rotary* vision and dream of a peaceful world. She shared the unique moments spent with two retired WWII adversaries who had chosen Rotary to live lives of peacemaking for a better world. I have also learned about RIPE Gordon McInally’s 2023-2024 theme *Create Hope in the World*. His commitment is to continually move forward and improve long term the way we, Rotarians, interact and deliver on projects with care and empathy.
As I approach the beginning of my term as Governor, I have been thinking a lot about a fundamental question - "What is the district?" At its core, the district is there to serve clubs and Rotarians by providing the tools and support needed to do our good works. Districts connect clubs with each other and provide resources so that it is easier for Rotarians to work together and undertake projects on behalf of those most in need. Over the next two months, Rotary leaders in the district will gather to develop and guide our efforts for the coming year. On March 4, Area Governors, committee Chairs and the District executive will gather for the Leadership Team Orientation Seminar (formerly TTS) and on Mar. 31/April 1 incoming Presidents will meet at the President Elect Rotary Leadership Seminar (formerly PETS). I look forward to listening to Rotarians and working collaboratively to shape the future direction of our wonderful organization.
Qu’y a-t-il dans un nom?
À l’approche du début de mon mandat de gouverneur, j’ai beaucoup réfléchi à une question fondamentale : « Qu’est-ce que le district? » À la base, le district est là pour servir les  clubs et les Rotariens en fournissant les outils et le soutien nécessaires pour faire nos bonnes œuvres. Les districts relient les clubs les uns aux autres et fournissent des ressources afin qu’il soit plus facile pour les Rotariens de travailler ensemble et d’entreprendre des projets au nom de ceux qui en ont le plus besoin. Au cours des deux prochains mois, les dirigeants du Rotary dans le district se réuniront pour développer et guider nos efforts pour l’année à venir. Le 4 mars, les gouverneurs de zone, les présidents de comité et l’exécutif du district se réuniront pour le séminaire d’orientation de l’équipe de direction (anciennement TTS) et le 31 mars/1er avril, les nouveaux présidents se réuniront lors du séminaire de leadership du président élu du Rotary (anciennement SFPE). J’ai hâte d’écouter les Rotariens et de travailler en collaboration pour façonner l’orientation future de notre merveilleuse organisation.
Dear Presidents- elect:  Please mark your calendars for the weekend of Mar. 31 – Apr. 1. At that time, all Presidents–Elect will gather in person in Cornwall at the Best Western – Parkway Inn and Conference Centre to begin our annual training of Presidents for the 2023 – 2024 Rotary year. 
There is no cost for Presidents Elect. The District recognizes that this training is so important and we want to make it as easy as possible for PE’s to participate. The program begins on Mar. 31 with registration and check-in at 4:00 pm and ends at the same time the following day.
We have a wonderful program prepared for you involving Zone and District leaders. There will also be two sessions for Area Governors to meet with Presidents Elect to plan for the coming year and pursue ways to collaborate.
To book a room at the Best Western, please call 613-932-0451 (identify that you are with the D7040 PETS group).
If you have any questions, contact Paul Elsley at elsleypaul@gmail.com
Here is an overview of the district conference 2023 program ! Click on the link to get to it. Program - Programme
If you haven't registered yet, don't forget, until February 28th you can register at the price of $300 CAD. After that day the price will go up to $350 CAD ! Register here
You can also book your hotel room in the same hotel as the district conference downtown Montreal at the price of $199 CAD + tax per room per night. You won’t find such a good price downtown Montreal in a hotel like the Westin (270 Saint-Antoine Street West, Montreal H2Y 0A3)
We also negotiated the parking at $28 CAD instead of $39 CAD normal price. Book hotel here
Looking forward to seeing you in May (5,6,7).
Recent blankets distributions in the severely destroyed village of Shchevchenkove, Ukraine. It is near the Russian border. Our district partnered with the Rotary Club of Kharkiv-New Level. The district matched contributions from clubs. Altogether we sent over $36,000 USD.
Global Grant #2119172 Karantina Public Hospital - Paediatric Ward and Operating Theater Equipment. Equipment finally being installed in the paediatric wing in Beirut.
The Primary Goal is to reduce unemployment and poverty by providing skills training in trades to youth. There are employment opportunities available in trades like masonry, carpentry, fashion design and personal care for people with the required skills. The project, in turn, would provide a means for graduates to earn a living income, reduce unemployment in the region and lift families out of poverty.
Nearly a decade ago, while I was the chair of the Strengthen Rotary’s Brand Committee, we conducted in-depth research to better understand how the public viewed Rotary, our members, and our work. What we learned was that we needed to reposition the Rotary brand by focusing on clear, consistent messages and a unified visual identity.

Based on the committee’s recommendation, the Board of Directors approved new brand guidelines, which included how clubs should use the Rotary logo. Simply put, club logos should include the club name either above or below the Rotary logo, like this:
A brand is more than just a logo, but a logo is a big part of our visual identity. When the public sees it throughout their community, they begin to think of Rotary members as people of action. Using the same visual elements unites Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact and allows us, as a diverse global organization, to tell our story with one voice.

The RI Board of Directors is asking every club to update its logo to align with Rotary’s brand guidelines. We are asking you to:
  • Help clubs in your district understand why we all need to use the Rotary logo correctly
  • Show clubs how to create their own logo and use it consistently on their website, social media accounts, and other marketing materials, like banners, brochures, signs, and clothing
You can use the resources below, as well as those in the newly updated Brand Center, for assistance. I also encourage you to contact your Rotary Public Image Coordinator Mary Lou Harrison from Toronto Sunrise and their team for additional guidance and support. They are eager to help.

This year, my Imagine Impact tour will highlight how Rotary members are creating positive, lasting change while it also introduces Rotary to new audiences and potential partners. This is where I need your help. Think of how much more impact these stories will have when they’re shared with one global voice!

Let’s continue to help our clubs attract the next generation of people of action as we increase our impact around the world.

Thank you for your support.

Jennifer Jones
RI President, 2022-23
Talking Points
Our Logo: Representing Rotary (learning course)
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