July Message of the District Governor
Rotary Connects the World....2019-20 RI Theme
Happy New all 7040 Rotarians and in particular all new Club Presidents throughout the’s going to be a great year.
The DG Team’s top three goals for this year are to:
  1. Support the new RI President’s, Mark Maloney, #1 Goal “Grow Rotary”. See Click Me button.
  2. To promote and increase teamwork at the Club, Area and District Level.
  3. To increase the number of clubs leading, participating in or donating to International Service projects.
More info will follow in next month’s Newsletter and DG visits.
Note: This is the first edition of the Districts Newsletter. It was created to consolidate and communicate information to all members of our District.
The District Changeover Dinner was this past weekend.  My thanks go out to the Rotary Club of Canton, NY, and to the Canton Best Western Hotel for hosting the event and making it so much fun. Special thanks go out to Bonnie Black(Tech Support+), Dale Kramer(MC), Sonya Butler(Hotel POC), plus Ron Patnode, Mike Crowe, Anna Van Adrichem Rochon (Photos/YouTube), my wife, Susan, and many others from Canton Club and the District for setting up the event. As part of the festivities Hadi Mortada DG-Elect, Fay Campbell DG-Nominee, and Martha Weaver IPDG were all installed via a pinning ceremony. See YouTube video
My attention will now shift to working with the Area Governors to set up my DG Club Visits between now and December along with the District Conference.
District Conference
Friday/Saturday the 1st and 2nd of November in Clayton NY.
The District Conference is being held at the 1000 Island Harbor Hotel along the St. Lawrence Seaway in the beautiful Thousand Island community of Clayton ,NY.
Program: Much work has gone into creating a fun & inspiring event which will include, Youth Exchange, INTERACT, ROTARACT, a visit by a Rotary International Representative, inspirational speakers including a celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the UN which engaged many Rotarians at its formation, Foundation Auction of paintings, a Community Service Project, Saturday night childcare, great food and music, and a Foundation fundraiser dinner/entertainment on Friday night.
We have worked hard to make the event affordable so go to the District Website or click here now to take advantage of the Earlybird rates (limited to the first 50 registrants) for our District Conference here.
Until next month, take care and if you have any questions or comments please email me at
Gerry Lambert, DG 7040,  

District Conference Rates 


Super Early Bird Package - AVAILABLE to first 50 registrants - Hotel room for both Friday and Saturday night included with FULL PACKAGE for only US$325 per person (single occupancy)

FULL PACKAGE: Full program for Friday and Saturday, includes all conference sessions, meals (including Saturday breakfast and the evening banquet) and fees/taxes/gratuities (value $195)


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Upcoming Events
RC Nepean Kanata 50th Anniversary Celebration
Hull Marina
Aug 01, 2019
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
DG Visit at Saranac Lake 7 a.m.
The Hotel Saranac
Aug 13, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
DG Visit at Tupper Lake 12 noon
The Burgundy Steakhouse
Aug 14, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
DG Visit at Ausable 7:00 pm
Amos & Julia Ward Theater
Aug 14, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
DG Visit Lake Placid 7:00 am
Courtyard by Marriott
Aug 15, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
World Polio Day / Journée mondiale contre la polio
Oct 24, 2019
2019 District 7040 Conference
Nov 01, 2019 8:30 AM –
Nov 02, 2019 10:00 PM
World Interact Week
Nov 03, 2019 – Nov 09, 2019 12:00 PM
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Friendship exchange-l'échange d'amitié

Friendship exchange is a great way to meet new Rotarians and see the good that they are doing in the world. It is a great way to discover and enjoy new cultures while staying in the homes of local Rotarians. We may also find opportunities for partnership on projects.  

I would encourage all the members in the District to consider a Friendship Exchange. It is a rich, eye-opening experience, that can lead to wonderful friendships.

L'échange d'amitié est un excellent moyen de rencontrer de nouveaux Rotariens et de voir le bien qu'ils font dans le monde. C'est une excellente façon de découvrir et de profiter de nouvelles cultures tout en séjournant dans les maisons des Rotariens locaux. Nous pouvons également trouver des occasions de partenariat sur des projets. 

J'encourage tous les membres du district à envisager un échange d'amitié. C'est une expérience riche et révélatrice, qui peut mener à de merveilleuses amitiés.


Aloha Rotary!

Get ready for some real sunshine at the next Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Soyez prêts pour du soleil mur à mur à la prochaine convention internationale du Rotary à Honolulu, Hawaii.


Our current district Youth Protection Policy was drafted in 2014 at the insistence of RI, going back as far as 2004. We need to look at this document to see if revisions are needed. Please send suggestions to Ariane Carriere.
Notre politique actuelle de protection de la jeunesse du district a été rédigée en 2014 sur l'insistance du R.I. et remonte à 2004. Nous devons examiner ce document pour voir si des révisions sont nécessaires. S'il vous plaît envoyer vos suggestions à Ariane Carriere.

COL 2019 CDL

Essential changes for Clubs and Districts
Changements essentiels pour les clubs et les districts