July Bulletin juillet 2022


Congratulations DG Michel Wong Kee Song

The official DG pin
DG Michel and family with Jennifer Jones
The first DG speech
DGN Teresa Whitmore, IPDG Fay Campbell, DG Michel Wong Kee Song. DGE Pardeep Ahluwahlia was not able to be present because of illness.
Joan Hunter will be taking over as newsletter editor for the district. Joan and Ariane will be working together for the first few months. We are looking for help. Someone from New York State and someone from Quebec would make a great team. Knowledge of ClubRunner is helpful, but not required.
Articles Deadlines
Please submit anything that you want in the newsletter by the 25th of each month. The newsletter usually goes out by the first or second of each month and it takes time to put things together in the proper format. Anything after the 25th will not be published.
Articles must be in Word format, with pictures separately as attachments.
Joan Hunter prendra la relève en tant que rédactrice en chef du bulletin pour le district. Joan et Ariane travaillerons ensemble pendant les premiers mois. Nous cherchons de l’aide. Quelqu’un de l’État de New York et quelqu’un du Québec feraient une excellente équipe. La connaissance de ClubRunner est utile, mais pas requise.
Dates limites des articles
Veuillez soumettre tout ce que vous voulez dans la newsletter d'ici le 25 de chaque mois. La newsletter sort habituellement au premier ou au deuxième de chaque mois et il faut du temps pour mettre les choses en forme. Rien après le 25 ne sera publié.
Les articles doivent être en format Word, avec des images 
séparées comme pièces jointes.


Upcoming Events
Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee
Jul 18, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) Session #4
Jul 18, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Environmental Sustainability
Aug 03, 2022 7:00 PM
Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee
Aug 15, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Diverse Book Club 2022-23 Session 1
Aug 16, 2022 7:00 PM
President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) Session #5
Aug 18, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Council
Aug 27, 2022
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Environmental Sustainability
Sep 07, 2022 7:00 PM
Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee
Sep 19, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Reconnect Week
Oct 03, 2022 - Oct 09, 2022
Environmental Sustainability
Oct 05, 2022 7:00 PM
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Bulletin Editor
Joan Hunter
All About the District - Tout sur le district
Jennifer Jones visit to Ottawa
Rotarians and Rotaractors in many cities across Canada are being visited by Jennifer Jones, the Rotary International President for 2022-2023 and the first female in Rotary’s 117 year existence. The “Imagine Canada Tour” began on June 17th in Dawson City, Yukon and will wind up on July 11th in Victoria, British Columbia.  Please check the District Facebook page for more pictures also.

Canada's Flag at Rotary Headquarters, Evanston

The Canadian flag is flying in front of Rotary World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois. The maple leaf will fly at One Rotary Center for the 2022-23 Imagine Rotary year during RI President Jennifer Jones' term.
The tradition is for the flag of the RI President’s home country to fly in front of HQ.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing the worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Just like physical first aid is provided until medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved.
Learn more about becoming a facilitator here.
Les premiers soins en santé mentale (PSSM), sont l’aide apportée aux personnes qui commencent à manifester un problème de santé mentale ou qui traversent une crise psychologique. Tout comme les premiers soins apportés en cas de blessures physiques, les premiers soins en santé mentale sont prodigués jusqu’à ce qu’un traitement approprié soit offert ou jusqu’à ce que la crise se résorbe.
En savoir plus de devenir animateur ici.

Notes for July

District Dues Invoices
Invoices will not be sent out until membership numbers from RI have been verified.  Currently there is a message on the RI site that it could take up to the middle of July for numbers to be finalized. When I checked on July 1, we showed 1523 active Rotarians.
We are also waiting for final information on the Canadian insurance price per member from the insurance agent.
Profile Updates
Get your club members to check that their information is up to date. You can do this from ClubRunner in your club site. Go to the Membership tab and click on Request Member Updates. Everyone will get a personalized message with links.
Update Your Executive Members
Check that your executive members are up to date. RI requires at the very least listings for president, secretary, membership and Foundation chairs. You can check yourself to see who has not been reported yet. Go to My Rotary; sign in; click on Home; District 7040 and look for Reports. You will be able to find a list of current and incoming officers.

Youth Protection and Vulnerable Persons Club Compliance

The district governor is responsible for supervision and control of all youth activities in the district, including those associated with Rotary Youth Exchange. District 7040 will monitor all participating clubs and ensure that they comply with youth protection and Rotary Youth Exchange certification requirements.
All clubs that participate in Youth Programs must provide the district annually with a copy of the following for review and approval:
Rotary in Kingston Supports Pathways to Education Graduation
The end of the school year is always exciting but especially for those who are graduating from secondary school. On June 16, 17, many young people gathered at the Kingston Community Health Centre with their families and Pathways to Education staff to celebrate their success. It was a wonderful event that would not have happened without the support and volunteer efforts of Kingston Rotarians.
Seaway West Rotarians Helping to Settle Refugees
About seven years ago, an article circulated showing the image of a young boy, who laid lifeless on a beach along the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. The boy was identified as Alan Kurdi, a child who had drowned as his family attempted to flee the war in Syria. The image and article had a profound effect on my wife and I and we found ourselves pacing around our newly purchased home, staring into empty bedrooms, and trying to figure out if there was anything we could do. And so, around midnight, we decided to see if we might be able to host someone from Syria looking for a place of refuge and to help them settle in our town.

Easter Seals Regatta


Did You Know?

Our district homepage, has a COVID-19 resource page. It includes a list of speakers that you may find useful for your meetings. You can also find the Speakers' page on the home page of the website now under the "My District" tab. In addition, the D7040 Passport club has an Education Centre where you may find useful videos.