October/octobre 2021

October is Economic and Community Development Month.
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As we continue through the ABC’s of Rotary - this month's message is brought to you by the letters H and G and the words - Goodwill and Generosity and Hope and Hard work

Registration is open.

Read the newsletter Raise for Rotary on the left to find out how to raise funds for The Rotary Foundation.


Nominations for District Governor 2024-2025

Information about nominations for DG 2024-2025 have been posted. Check for information on the District website

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Upcoming Events
Reconnect Week
Oct 04, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
DG Visit - Bytown
Oct 05, 2021 8:00 AM
Rotary Club Old Montreal Golf Tournament
St Gabriel Golf Club
Oct 06, 2021
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Board Meeting Rotary Club of Ottawa
Oct 12, 2021 5:30 PM
Foundation Virtual Mini-Session #2 - Grants!
Oct 16, 2021
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
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Bulletin Editor
Ariane Carriere
Click on image to get to the Zone newsletter for the current month.
Cliquez sur l'image pour accéder au bulletin Zone pour le mois en cours, en anglais seulement.
All About the District - Tout sur le district

Youth Protection at Rotary International

We want to make sure you are aware of the latest youth protection resources. As you work to engage young people in service and leadership development through Rotary’s structured programs, including Interact, RYLA, and Rotary Youth Exchange, or other activities involving youth, make sure that all of your volunteers and program participants are aware of these resources and your commitment to ensuring a safe and inclusive experience.

Rotary’s Statement of Conduct for Working With Youth
Rotary International strives to create and maintain a safe environment for all youth who participate in Rotary activities. To the best of their ability, Rotary members, their partners, and other volunteers must safeguard the children and young people with whom they come into contact and protect them from physical, sexual, and psychological abuse (RCOP 2.120.1.)

A Special Invitation to Listen to a Polio Survivor

You are invited to the
Rotary Clubs of Cornwall and Cornwall Sunrise World Polio Day Awareness Event
Monday, October 18th ~ 7 PM (Eastern Time)
With guest speaker
“John Nanni”
Polio Survivor, Rotary District 7630 PolioPlus Chair, and Rise Against Hunger Rotary Ambassador
Join us via Zoom (limited space) by registering in advance here:

World Polio Day 2021 LIVE

World Polio Day 2021 LIVE from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
Rotary invites the world to watch "LIVE” from Durham College's new Global Classroom on October 21, 2021, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Tune In Here on Oct 21 at 7 PM, EDT:
The 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region (and the Rotary Club of Port Hope), (in District 7070, on behalf of your co-hosts, the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood and Durham College invite you to District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 - Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada.

Rotary Club of Lake Placid Activities

Lake Placid NY Rotary Club – 16th Annual and BEST DUCK RACE EVER!
With appropriate words said to honor the memory of those lost on September 11, 2001, our Rotary Club conducted its major fundraiser of the year, benefitting numerous organizations in the Lake Placid area.  On a sunny and warm late afternoon, attendees were able to enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner prior to the race.  Entertainment was provided in the form of a mechanical bull and jousting pit.  Top prize in this year’s race was $1,500 with numerous other prizes such as gas cards, dinner certificates and movie tickets.  We are very pleased to thank our community and to report this appears to be our best duck race fundraiser, netting over $16,000 for our Donations Committee to distribute.   
The Rotary Club of Lake Placid NY featured a summary of all our activities in a recent column that ran in our local paper, The Lake Placid News. You can access the article here
The inflatable rubber duck on Mill Pond promotes the Lake Placid Rotary Club’s upcoming Dam Duck Race fundraiser, which will be held down the Chubb River on Saturday, Sept. 11. (News photo — Andy Flynn)
We put in the books with another great Dam Duck Race to benefit many organizations in the Lake Placid community. Unfortunately, Tina passed away shortly after this picture was taken.

Rotary website with Great Recipes!

This is very different ! - A new Rotary website with Great Recipes !
From one person to another…. to help break the monotony of our days. Visit: (Rotary Club of Montreal-Lakeshore)
You may be really surprised ! Many of the recipes are ‘family heirlooms’ - and all of them are special !
Even if you do not have the time to try the recipes, reading about them and their contributors can be entertaining. And as we would like to spread the information about the website, please consider passing it on to friends and family. It is a very positive endeavour in today’s world.

Rotary Awards - des prix de reconnaissance

Each year, Rotary International has a list of awards for deserving Rotarians and clubs BUT these awards need nominations!  Below you will find the link to the Rotary awards page.  Please read it carefully - there are awards that have upcoming deadlines: The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service (Nov), Service Above Self (Oct 1-31) and Service Award for a Polio-Free World (Oct 1).
Please read the application carefully and if you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Chaque année, le Rotary International offre des prix de reconnaissance pour Rotariens et pour les clubs Rotary mais ces prix on besoin d'une application.  Ci-dessous vous trouverez le lien pour la page des prix.  SVP lire avec soin - il y a des prix qui ont des dates limites sous peu: Citation domaines d'action du Rotary (Nov), Prix Servir d'abord (31 Oct), Prix pour un monde sans poli (1 Oct).
SVP lire le formulaire d'application avec soin et si vous avez besoin d'aide, ne pas hésiter de me contacter.

Always Making Mistakes

Recently someone asked me why I put “aspiring anti-racist” in my bio. It’s because no matter my good intentions, I am constantly slipping up. The other day I, a white American-born woman, was serving a family of dark-skinned people at the health food store where I sometimes work. They had accents, and I guessed they were continental Indian but did not speak that thought. We chatted about the local cheese they were buying, rhapsodized about the taste of the sungold tomatoes, and the mother and I discussed the merits of kombucha.  Then my curiosity got the better of me and I asked, “Where are you visiting from?” The mother and I had been looking at each other as I spoke, and her eyes flickered away, and her face changed from relaxed to tight. I knew I’d done it again.  Unintentional microaggression. 

Introducing New Members to Rotary

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How exciting! Your club has a new member, and it is time to help them become a fully-fledged Rotarian. This time is very exciting and a little scary, for both the new member and your club. But it is important to make sure that it is the best experience for everyone, especially the new member! A high rate of members drop out of Rotary within a couple of years, so helping new members make connections and feel included within the club is key to retaining new members and keeping them motivated.

Darrel O’Shaughnessy awarded Paul Harris Fellow by Arnprior Rotary Club

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The Arnprior Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Darrel O’Shaughnessy has been given the prestigious Paul Harris Award for his volunteer efforts within the Arnprior Community over the last decade.
In 2011 Darrel and his wife Betty were involved with the creation of the successful Arnprior Dragon Boat Club (ADBC) which in 2015 led to the annual Arnprior Dragon Boat Festival.  More recently he was instrumental in successfully launching Canada’s
22nd Men’s Shed in 2019.   He currently serves as Chair of the Greater Arnprior Senior's Council (GASC) and has positions on the Town of Arnprior's Corporate Services Advisory Committee and the Senior’s Active Living Centre (SALC) Advisory Committee.
Congratulations to Darrel for receiving the Paul Harris Award, which is named after one of Rotary’s founders, and puts him into the company of previous recipients including polio vaccine developer Jonas Salk and Habitat for Humanity advocate Jimmy Carter.
Photo Caption: Recently Arnprior Volunteer Extraordinaire Darrel O’Shaughnessy was presented Rotary’s Paul Harris Award by Rotary District 7040 Governor Fay Campbell and Arnprior Rotary president Vila Smith at an end of a summer gathering.

Local Rotarian receives “Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award”

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We are extremely proud to report that Bette Miller, a founding member of the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise, has received an award from Rotary International that only 44 persons worldwide were merited this past year. The Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award, presented to Bette in June, honours people who have demonstrated exemplary service to the Rotary Foundation.
With a wealth of knowledge and the compassionate ability to teach and guide Rotarians, Bette has been vital to the understanding of the goals of the charitable arm of Rotary. The Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award requires that the nominee’s eligible service be on a broad basis, over an extended period of time, include at least six of the eleven required activities which make up the eligibility criteria and have previously been awarded the Rotary Foundation Meritorious Service Award, which she was in 2014.

Guidance for Vaccinations for Rotarians Working with Youth

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Although Rotary International does not have a specific mandate that volunteers, especially those working with youth, receive a COVID-19 vaccine, the Board of Directors and Trustees have made several endorsements for both receiving a vaccine and for helping to overcome vaccine hesitancy within our communities. After all, Rotary's flagship humanitarian project is the eradication of polio, which would not be possible if not for vaccination efforts worldwide. The Board of Directors has strongly encouraged volunteers that work with Rotary Youth Exchange, and by extension Rotary's other programs for young leaders, and the young people themselves if eligible to receive a vaccine, but there is no such mandate. We defer to the guidelines of your local community, health authority, or school-based restrictions for what may be required over we have strongly encouraged.
You can learn more about what Rotary's position and actions are around COVID-19 vaccination here:
The District 7040 executive also encourages vaccinations, in line with our support of polio eradication.

Change in Rotary Global Rewards

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ROTARY GLOBAL REWARDS replaced by Member Discounts | My Rotary
Now Member Discounts - Provided by Abenity
Rotary International and Abenity partnered with top brands to provide member-only access to private discounts and corporate rates on everything from pizza and the zoo to movie tickets, oil changes, car rentals, and hotels. You need to be signed in to My Rotary.