The World Day against polio, October 24, is fast approaching.
 
Gather with your club members and the people of your city to view events of the World Day against polio, broadcast live from the Philadelphia College of Physicians at 18:30 local time. Join celebrities and health experts to discover our progress to end polio and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Global Initiative to eradicate polio.
 
How to watch Rotary’s World Polio Day event:
https://www.rotary.org/en/how-watch-world-polio-day-2018-livestream

Happy Birthday Rotarians!

Join DG Martha in recognizing these club charter anniversaries:
 
Ottawa-Stittsville - 14 years
Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills - 16
Mount-Tremblant - 23 years
Rotary Club of Old Montreal / Club Rotary du Vieux Montréal - 26
Iqaluit - 40 years!
As Rotarians, we are all aware of the good work that we do. It is very rewarding, however, to be recognized in the communities we are in by the people and businesses in those communities. One such example of this is a local business owner in Renfrew, Ontario, Jon Pole of MyFM who recently heard an ad promoting Rotary while he was doing a program for a Toronto Station. He was aware of Rotary and the work we do, so he decided to use the People of Action ad as a filler ad on his 21 stations across Ontario at no cost to Rotary.
 
If you are in one of the communities where MyFM broadcasts, take a minute to thank them!
A message from Barry Rasin, President 2018-2019
 
One year ago, your Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new vision statement, reflecting our aspirations for our organization and its future. It reads, “Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”
 
That simple sentence distills so much of what is essential about Rotary. We unite, because we know that we are far stronger together than we could ever be alone. We take action, because we are not dreamers, but doers. We work to create lasting change that will endure long after our involvement has ended – across the globe and in our communities. And perhaps most important of all, we work to create change in ourselves – not just building a better world around us, but becoming better people ourselves.
Jeffry Cadorette is Director for Zones 24 and 32
 
There are no words to describe how honored and humbled I am to serve in this assignment as an RI Director for the next two years. By all reports it will pass quickly. My pledge to you is that I will work diligently on behalf of our organization to move the needle on the change we need to accomplish to stay relevant over the next decades. I’m enthusiastic to be a part of your team.
A message from Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko
 
As any great institution with a long and glorious trajectory, I believe that our organization is at an inflection point, at a crossroads.

We are living in a time when technology and the means of communication are radically, and at an unprecedented rate, changing the ways humans interact.

We are living in a time when there are myriad competing options for people to network professionally and to give back to their communities.

We are living in a time when, in many countries, young professionals barely have time for their work and families, let alone time to engage in outside activities such as Rotary.
 
Clubs receiving the prestigious Rotary Citation in 2017-2018
 
  • Cornwall Sunrise
  • D7040 Passport
  • E-Club of District 7040-Premier
  • Massena
  • Montreal-Lakeshore
  • Orleans
  • Ottawa Kanata Sunrise
  • Plattsburgh
  • Renfrew
  • Saranac Lake
  • Watertown
  • Watertown Sunrise
  • West Ottawa
 
Could you be the next District Governor?
Dear Rotarians of District 7040,
 
Your club is invited to nominate a candidate for the position of District Governor for Rotary year 2021-2022. Nominations signed by the candidate and the club secretary must be submitted by 1 October 2018. All applications should be scanned and sent to me by email with a paper copy to my address.
 
Martha Weaver, DG
 
 
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