February2023 février


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Upcoming Events
DG - Shawville Rotary Club
Feb 06, 2023
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
DG - Ottawa-Stittsville
Feb 07, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
DG - Kanata
Feb 08, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
DG - Iqaluit
Feb 10, 2023 6:00 PM –
Feb 12, 2023 7:30 PM
Rotary Leadership Institute-District Leaders
Best Western Parkway Inn & Conference Centre
Feb 18, 2023
7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee
Feb 20, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
DG - Valleyfield
Feb 21, 2023
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
DG - St-Jérôme
Saint Jérôme -Best Western Hotel
Feb 21, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary's anniversary / Anniversaire du Rotary
Feb 23, 2023
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Bulletin Editor
Joan Hunter
All About the District - Tout sur le district
DG Message for February 2023
Dear Fellow Rotarians and friends,
A month has passed already since the beginning of 2023 and within the Rotarian community, February is Peace building and Conflict resolution month. Let us take a moment to have a special thought for all the victims of unjust, unwarranted wars and conflicts around the world. These issues can come from the greediness of people in search for power, wealth, or personal agendas. Despite these challenges, as Rotarians, we believe that change can happen, and our efforts make an impact. We work towards making the world a better place. We pray that the governing bodies divert the funds used for armed conflicts to help the people in need instead, all around the globe for a better life and future.
I have much pleasure to share with you that January has been very rewarding for our organisation. Witnessing and participating in the induction of at least 10 new Rotarians during my official visits within different clubs has not only shown growth. It shows that our hard work has not gone to waste and each of you is making a difference. On my end, I have driven through snowstorms to be able to meet my commitments and goals of sharing fellowship and friendship in person with you all. It warms my heart to see the work we can achieve together as a team. I am very happy to note that some of the clubs are very active in trying to reverse the trend of losing members caused by the Covid19 pandemic and related factors. They continuously search for innovative ways to engage and retain current members as well as prospective new members.

RI Assembly

Rotary International Assembly – January 8-12, 2023
I had the privilege of participating in the Rotary International (RI) Assembly in Orlando FL in early January, together with almost 500 District Governors Elect (DGEs) from around the world and over 300 of their partners.  The Assembly was the last major training event for DGEs in preparation for taking on the role of District Governor in July 2023, and the first one held in person since January 2020. 
PETS Training
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Dear Presidents- elect:  Please mark your calendars for the weekend of Mar. 31 – Apr. 1. At that time, all Presidents – Elect will gather in person in Cornwall at the Best Western – Parkway Inn and Conference Centre to begin our annual training of Presidents for the 2023 – 2024 Rotary year. 
There is no cost for Presidents Elect. The District recognizes that this training is so important and we want to make it as easy as possible for PE’s to participate. The program begins on Mar. 31 with registration and check-in at 4:00 pm and ends at the same time the following day.
We have a wonderful program prepared for you involving Zone and District leaders. There will also be two sessions for Area Governors to meet with Presidents Elect to plan for the coming year and pursue ways to collaborate.
To book a room at the Best Western, please call 613-932-0451 (identify that you are with the D7040 PETS group).
If you have any questions, contact Paul Elsley at

DG Visits in Seaway West

In mid-January, DG Michel continued his in-person visits to District clubs with a whirlwind tour of Seaway West. He visited seven clubs in 3 ½ days from Napanee in the west to Gananoque in the east. 

Program of District Conference 2023

Here is an overview of the district conference 2023 program ! Click on the link to get to it. Program - Programme
If you haven't registered yet, don't forget, until February 28th you can register at the price of $300 CAD. After that day the price will go up to $350 CAD ! Register here
You can also book your hotel room in the same hotel as the district conference downtown Montreal at the price of $199 CAD + tax per room per night. You won’t find such a good price downtown Montreal in a hotel like the Westin (270 Saint-Antoine Street West, Montreal H2Y 0A3)
We also negotiated the parking at $28 CAD instead of $39 CAD normal price. Book hotel here
Looking forward to seeing you in May (5,6,7).

Have you registered for these events?

There are some important events coming up that you may need to register for:
  1. Rotary Leadership Institute for district leaders, February 18, 2023 at the Best Western Parkway in Cornwall. 
  2. Rotary's birthday is February 23. What is your club planning?
  3. District Council March 4, 2023 at the Best Western Parkway in Cornwall.
  4. District Leaders for 23-24 Team Training following the District Council, Best Western, Cornwall. 
  5. World Rotaract Week / Semaine mondiale du Rotaract March 13-19, 2023.
  6. District Training Assembly March 14, 2023 on Zoom.
  7. PETS/SFPE March 31, April 1, 2023 at the Best Western, Cornwall.
Check the Events list on the left of the district home page to find out more.

Global Grant for the Porur Dialysis Clinic in Chennai. 

Below is a link to an article by Rotarian Heather Nogrady on the RC Cataraqui-Kingston website. It is for a Global Grant that provides 10 dialysis machines and related equipment to the Porur Dialysis Clinic in Chennai. This $119,000 US project has 10 Rotary Clubs in 6 countries and 4 districts supporting it. For the host club, RC Chennai Galaxy, this is their first Global Grant.
As International Partner, RC Cataraqui-Kingston is thankful for the support of RC Montreal Lakeshore and of course our District 7040 for District Designated Funds as well as a diverse group of Rotary friends internationally.

A new resource for district leaders

Leveraging Local Events to Grow Rotary: A Membership and Marketing Guide for district leaders is now available. It explains each step of creating a strategic plan to turn the increased interest that comes from big Rotary events into membership growth. You’ll find tips for creating a strong leadership team, getting clubs ready for growth, planning promotions, and approaching prospective members. The guide also has links to these new resources:
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Service Resources


Administrative Duties for Your Club

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To all D7040 Club presidents,
As we are going into February, we want to remind you that there are a few administrative duties that you and your club need to perform in order to keep leadership information current.
  1. Update the RI membership database via My Rotary. Do the same on the district website .
  2. Hold annual club election no later than 31 December.


The district has now matched $18,000 USD with your donations for the Ukraine blankets.
Le district a maintenant jumelé 18 000 dollars USD avec vos dons pour les couvertures ukrainiennes.