Posted by Susn Bellor, District Governor
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
District Scholarship Chair PDG Katie Burke notes that the deadline for scholarship applications is April 15th and the interviews will take place on April 28th. Please be reminded that candidates need be District 7040 permanent home residents. Did you all see PDG Katie’s article about our district  global scholar in RI Vice President Dean Rohr’s newsletter? Bravo, Katie!
Are you one of the 30,000 who have registered for the Rotary International Convention in Toronto? Go to to register; the next deadline is April 1st at $410 US. This is the chance of a lifetime to attend a Rotary International Convention! It is exhilarating to network with Rotarians from all over the world!
Have you registered for the District 7040’s special Rotary weekend? Friday April 20th is the last Grants Management Qualifying session; Saturday April 21st is PETS (President-Elect Training); Saturday night April 21st is our annual Rotary Foundation Dinner; Sunday April 22nd is DTA (District Training Assembly).....all are at the NAV Centre in Cornwall. Thank you to DGN Gerry Lambert and his Learning Development Team for many hours of planning for this very special weekend in our district.
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Academy) is taking place June 8th -10th at the St. Lawrence College in Kingston. Please contact Chair Paul Elsley (Kingston) and Mike Moore (Kingston-Frontenac) with any questions; it would be nice to see 2 attendees from each club for this leadership building experience of our future leaders. Registration is $390 US or $500 CAN and applications are due by April 30th.
Are you all set to enjoy the Annual District Foundation Walk? It takes place on May 12th in downtown Kingston, hosted by Kingston-Frontenac with the assistance of several area Rotary clubs. This is a great opportunity to gather with club members and friends, get some exercise, and enjoy the waterfront and scenery, along with Rotarian fellowship, a delicious lunch afterward, and of course, to contribute to the Annual Fund and PolioPlus. For more information please contact Murray Matheson:
PDG Katie Burke continues to seek and organize Rotarians in the district for help on the translation team, along with the need for a translation team coordinator. 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 French- speaking fellow Rotarians and friends. Please contact Katie at before May 30th.
There is still time to earn the prestigious Rotary Citation. Presidents please Input your goals at Rotary Club Central and be sure to update your service projects and volunteer hours; these are very important.  Please contact your area governor and / or me for any assistance.
DGE Martha Weaver is a member of E-club Premier and our district will have the District Governors’ Changeover online this year on June 16th.  Therefore, the Governors’ Council will meet on the afternoon of District Council June 2nd, from 1-2pm  at the same location.
District Friendship Exchange Chair Fay Campbell is seeking 12 Rotarians to host a person or activity for a friendship exchange with District 3040 in Bhopal, India. Contact Fay as soon as possible.
“People Coming Together” is the theme of the 2018 Montreal Zone Conference with President – elect Barry Rassin, RI Director Jeff Cadorette and our own PDG Nabil Oudeh who is vice chairing this institute. A very cool experience is promised. Register today at 
The Rotary International Theme for 2018-2019 is “Be the Inspiration”, but we don’t need to wait until July to show our Rotary spirit of charitable service as we continue to go forward in Making a Difference through Rotary!
Kind regards,
Sue Bellor
DG 2017-2018