November is Foundation Month

What are we doing to support our foundations? The Rotary Foundation is the source that supports our projects. The Rotary Foundation provides funds for Grants, Global Scholars, and Peace Fellows. Let's support our foundation generously.
Most of us are meeting virtually and not spending any money on our meals. Here is a challenge to all of us, let's each one of us make a $25 donation to the foundation during November. Imagine if 1635 members in our district make a one-time donation of $25.00! That is over $40,000. Remember, these funds come back to us and support our projects and grants we apply for. Click this link to see how your donations can help ou ici en français

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Kingston Area Online Auction

The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston invites you to participate in our 23rd Annual Rotary Community Auction.  The auction is on now and closes on November 15th at 5pm. Please pass this invitation on. The auction is at

An Evening to Experience ShelterBox

We are excited to announce that our fourth annual ShelterBox Benefit has been reinvented and will be held virtually on:
Thursday, November 12th at
5:00 pm PT/8:00 pm ET.
Please join us online, from the comfort of your own home, as we celebrate 20 Years of ShelterBox.
Whether disaster, conflict, or a global pandemic, shelter is one of the most tangible differences we can make in someone’s life.
The virtual benefit will last 60 minutes. The event is free, however, you must register in advance.

Just in time for the 2020 Polio Day Challenge!

There should be an enticement to encourage donations from Rotary members in the District so in talking to the Chief Flying Instructor at the Ottawa Flying Club, they will give us an introductory flight (value $200).
We will put the names of everyone who donated at least $20.20 in a draw. We encourage you to give more to end polio. You can donate to TRF,, or at the Benefit Concert at 
Upcoming Events
Grants Management Training Seminar #2
Nov 07, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
DG Hadi - Petawawa
Nov 10, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Director Dialogue
Nov 12, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Official DG visit Alexandria Bay
Nov 18, 2020
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM
WTF (Where's the Fun?) Garden Party
Nov 19, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Our Endowment Fund - Why Is It Important?
Nov 21, 2020
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
DG Hadi - Renfrew
Nov 24, 2020
12:10 PM – 1:10 PM
Thanksgiving - US
Nov 26, 2020 11:59 PM
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All About the District - Tout sur le district

World Interact Week

When we say Interactors are making a difference around the world, we mean it! Where in the world are you celebrating #WorldInteractWeek, this week?

End Polio Now Variety Benefit 

World Polio Day (WPD) Variety Benefit - This registered WPD programme features five performances along with historical video clips relating to polio. The online link ( ) to this 34 minute programme will remain active until November 24.

Are You Driven to Help Others? You Have Another Opportunity!

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So many Rotarians want to do more to address causes locally and internationally through Rotary’s 7 Areas of Focus. We try to be there in person when we can. We also have the opportunity to help others globally; to improve the quality of life for others here and abroad. Being a retired teacher does not limit me in my continued quest to help educate children, youth, and adults. I belong to a RAG (Rotary Action Group) for Literacy and support the education of a child in Guatemala.

Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group Activities

Rotary Club of West Ottawa: Tree Planters and Shoreline Cleaners

Members of the Rotary Club of West Ottawa enjoyed tree planting while social distancing with Ottawa Councillor Jean Cloutier in Billings Park. Volunteers planted 200 trees in sun-soaked, crisp morning greenspace. Read more about the event at
Club members and their guests also committed to supporting the environment by attending Ottawa Riverkeeper ‘s Shoreline Cleanup in Jacques Cartier Park. Volunteers collected 400 pounds of garbage along the shoreline overlooking the Ottawa River. Another fun-filled project supporting our watershed. You can find more information at
Our two projects are in line with RI’s seventh area of focus: Environmental Sustainability.

Pour vous distraire !

Je pensais que vous trouveriez amusante cet article paru ce matin dans notre journal local le Midi Libre;
la personne à gauche avec casquette et lunettes au tour du cou n’est personne d’autre que votre représentant
du club Passport D7040 !  Je suis devenu ‘le représentant du Rotary Canada’ - voire le 5é ligne du premier paragraphe !
I thought you'd find this article in our local newspaper Midi Libre funny this morning; 
the person on the left with cap and glasses on the neck is no one but your D7040 Passport Club member! I became ‘the representative of Rotary Canada’ - or even the 5th line of the first paragraph!

Perth Rotary Club Gives Back in Time for World Polio Day October 24th

Rotary International has been working to eradicate polio in the world for the last thirty years with stunning success, with only three countries remaining in an endemic state. Rotarians have helped to immunize over 2.5 billion children around the world.  Rotarians will not stop in our efforts to eliminate this disease.
Dutch Rotarians have led a most unique program to benefit our fight. In 2013, they purchased the rights to name and develop a new variety of tulip bulbs. The idea has “blossomed” into an internationally successful fundraiser, with more than 1.5 MILLION bulbs being sold, and so far, generating more than $2 MILLION (US) to Rotary International’s End Polio Now campaign. To date, Switzerland, Germany, France, and the USA have joined with Holland.  Canada is now in its second year.
Vesey’s Bulbs of PEI is Canada’s sole supplier of this unique bulb. Every step along the way, donors have provided such funding that over $18 from each $25 box (of 25 bulbs) goes back to Rotary International, to be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill Gates Foundation!

Rotaract News

We are excited to announce that Rotaract District 7040 has joined the recently formed Rotaract Canada! This is a great opportunity for Rotaractors in our district to get involved with Rotary at a new level. By joining Rotaract Canada, Rotaractors in our district will have access to new opportunities to serve, learn, and connect. As stated on their website, Rotaract Canada is a MDIO, meaning they “spread information about service projects and events and foster communication between districts”. Through joining Rotaract Canada, members in our district will have even more opportunities for personal and professional development and leadership training.

Condors Golf Raffle Draw

Pictured on the left is John Beard, Past President of the Kanata Rotary Club and Condors Golf Raffle Co-Chair and Jim Perkins, who founded the Capital City Condors, which help special needs youth play hockey.

Making Money - A Slice and a Chicken At a Time

Identifying opportunities to support the homeless, free will dinners, food pantries, scholarships, the disabled, PolioPlus, the Rotary Foundation, and many other local and International needs has never been a challenge for Rotary clubs. However, having clubs raise funds to support those needs during the COVID19 crisis has been a challenge.

Several Rotary and ROTARACT clubs have now started implementing new fundraisers to fill their financial gap.



Where's the Fun? Garden Party

Join your fellow District 7040 Rotarians in a series of monthly garden tours continuing November 19 at 4 p.m. featuring a garden from Cornwall, Ontario
Joignez-vous au Rotariens du District 7040 dans une série de visites mensuelles du jardin à partir du 19 novembre à 16 h.