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.
 
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
 
 
As DG I am required to certify to Rotary International that the selection of the Governor-nominee (designate) conforms to Rotary International Bylaws and Policies. The current district selection procedure violates Rotary policy that members of the nominating committee cannot serve more than three times on the committee. To be fair to all, two resolutions were approved by District Council to change district procedures to read:
 
1. - 6.1 (G) Nominating Committee – shall be composed of the three most immediate Past District 7040 Governors, who are available and active in the district; and three club Immediate Past Presidents, who are available and active in the district, one from each geographic region, selected by random draw. Members shall serve for no more than three one-year terms. The District Governor will be Chair and only vote in the case of a tie. The District Governor-Elect and District Governor Nominee shall be observers without vote. The positions considered by this committee will be District Governor-Nominee and the Vice Governor for the upcoming Rotary year.
 
2. - 6.1 (G) Nominating Committee – shall be compose of the three most immediate Past District 7040 Governors, who are available and active in the district, and three Area Governors, one from each geographic region, who are available and active in the district, selected by random draw. Members shall serve for no more than three one-year terms. The District Governor will be Chair and only vote in the case of a tie. The District Governor-Elect and District Governor Nominee shall be observers without vote. The positions considered by this committee will be District Governor-Nominee and the Vice Governor for the upcoming Rotary year.
 
What happens next:
 

District Conference

October 26-28

 

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Kingston Ontario will welcome Rotarians from throughout the district for a conference that is all about clubs. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of creating the future of Rotary. Early registration savings end soon so register now.
 
 
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