Posted by District Governor Sue Bellor on Jan 01, 2018
  • Dear Fellow Rotarians,
  •             Happy New Year 2018! With the New Year, many of us make resolutions and I hope you will think about making a Rotary resolution, whether for yourself, for your club, and/or for our district, or for Rotary International. Here are some you may consider:
  • Reach out to a former member to re-join
  • Invite a non-Rotarian to your club meeting or event
  • Input or assist to input your club’s officers for 2018-19
  • Input or assist to input and update goals at Rotary Club Central to earn the Rotary Citation; be sure to update service hours too
  • Assist or participate on the translation committee
  • Promote youth exchange in your club
  • Sponsor and/or support an Interact Club
  • Support Rotaractors and invite them to your club
  • Partner with  another  club on a district grant or global grant for an international service project
  • Become a Rotary Direct donor to the Rotary Foundation(TRF)
  • Choose to support TRF PolioPlus, the TRF Annual Fund, or the TRF Endowment fund
  • Seek applicants for our district’s Global and Peace Fellow scholarship program opportunities
  • Assist in updating your club’s website and advertising your club’s activities online with our district
  • Share your club’s local service projects with our district’s Community Service director
  • Register for district meetings and trainings at our district’s homepage
  • Participate in our International Service Committee
  • Join any District committee
  • Visit the website Brand Center to download new People of Action Templates for social media posts and print ads
  • Register for  the Presidential Peacebuilding Conference in Vancouver, BC, February 9-11
  • Register for the Rotary International Convention to be held in Toronto June 24-27
  • Plan to attend the Rotary Zone Institute/Conference to be held in Montreal in September
  • Register for the annual District 7040 Conference to be held in Kingston this October
I hope you could identify with one or more of these resolutions.
  • Here are some “Dates to Remember” through June 2018:
  • January 27, District Council, Continuity Mtgs.
  • RI: February 9-11, Presidential Peacebuilding Conference
  • February 17, Training Seminar
  • RI: February 23, Rotary’s birthday
  • March 10, International Service Committee
  • March 10, Grants Management and Qualifying
  • March 24, Rotary Leadership Institute
  • March 24, Youth Exchange Program Orientation & Dinner
  • April 20, Grants Management and Qualifying
  • April 21, PETS (President- elect Training)
  • April 21, Annual District Foundation Dinner
  • April 22, DTA (District Training Assembly)
  • April 28, District Scholarship Interviews
  • May 12, Annual District Foundation Walk
  • June 2, District Council, Continuity Mtgs
  • June 8-10, RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Academy)
  • June 9, International Service Committee
  • June 24-27, Rotary International Convention
Old news but good news:
    Thank you for
    1. District Council met on November 18th and several district officers, directors, and chairpersons provided valuable updates. You will receive a copy of the notes, upon completion of transcription and translation to French. In the meantime, it’s important for club presidents to input and update their clubs’ service hours and goals at Rotary Club Central; Area Governors are willing to assist. These components are all necessary to earn the Rotary Citation for your club. The next District Council meeting will be held January 27th, located at the Lion’s Club in Cornwall (St. Andrews).
    2.  District Scholarship Chair PDG Katie Burke continues to seek and organize Rotarians in the district for help on the translation committee. Can you provide some Rotary stewardship to help with this very important endeavor? In the pursuit to provide translations to French for all that we want to share, we do need some bilinguals to help us. We are a District of more than one language and want to respect this diversity with our Frenc- speaking fellow Rotarians and friends. Please contact Katie.

    Thank you for  all your volunteer work for your club and for our district as we continue to go forward in Making a Difference through Rotary!
    Kind regards,
    Sue Bellor
    DG 2017-2018