DG Message August / août - We Are Adapting!

It has been a month since the start of this new Rotary year. I have been connecting with many Rotarians through online club meetings or emails. I have visited several clubs online and will soon be starting my official visits.
We are all exploring new territory with the online meeting format and many clubs were not comfortable in the beginning to adopt this format. Eventually, a vast majority of the clubs have started the format of online meetings. This taught us to adapt to a fast-growing technology, allowing me to visit many clubs virtually, and I enjoyed them. Every club has its format and style. This opportunity showed us that we can adapt to any situation that comes at us.

With a motto of "Service Above Self", even a Pandemic does not stop Rotary from serving our communities.

Rotary Club of Cornwall - We love to help those in our community! Giving Service Above Self is what it is all about!

This week Past President Dean dropped off 50 masks to each of these non-profits to hand out to any of their clients in need.

Thank you for all that you do in our community!!

Maison Baldwin HouseThe Agape CentreThe Salvation Army Cornwall & Centre 105 Trinity Drop-In Day Program

The Rotary Club of Cornwall was a major sponsor for the Cornwall BMX Club. The starting hill and finish line are done!!! Huge thanks to all of our supporters for all of your help this season.

Get That App!

It was a rainy day when I got the call. 
He needed to know, right away,
"What's his email" he did say. 
Holding my cell, I wanted to yell, please, please, give me the spell,
The magic we found, by bringing it down
Gave way to new sight: email addresses, events, phone numbers...ah...the light!
With rushing to cheer, the awakening is here! 
Downloading the ClubRunner app, all with a fingertip, it was a snap,
Your club members’ detail will be very clear, your district executives have no fear.
You'll find what you wish, there'll be no need to fish.  It's smart on your cell, just do it...time will tell.
Need to know why?  Click here and you'll fly.
Now download that app – ClubRunner - I say
If Doug can do it, we're all on our way!

Has Your Club Completed Youth Protection Certification?

Upcoming Events
DG Hadi Mortada visits RC Mont-Tremblant
Le Grand Lodge
Aug 06, 2020 7:30 AM
DG Hadi Visit to RC Old Montreal
Online Due Covid-19
Aug 07, 2020 12:30 PM
DG Hadi Mortada visits RC Laval Rive-Nord
Club de Golf Saint-François
Aug 07, 2020 6:30 PM
Virtual 5K or 10K Footrace
Aug 10, 2020 – Aug 20, 2020 11:59 PM
DG Hadi visit to Rotary Club of Perth
Aug 10, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
DG Hadi Mortada visits RC St. Jérôme
Online (Zoom)
Aug 10, 2020 6:00 PM
DG Hadi visit to Rotary Club of Kemptville
Aug 11, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
DG Hadi Mortada visits RC Mtl-Lakeshore
Online (Zoom)
Aug 18, 2020 7:00 PM
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Bulletin Editor
Ariane Carriere
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All About the District - Tout sur le district

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)Diversité, équité et inclusion

“The COVID-19 pandemic and anti-racism solidarity demonstrations are calling out global inequities and the need for social justice. It is even more important that Rotary be an organization inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities.” -- from the introduction to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Rotary: How are we Doing?
Rotary is committed to putting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at the core of the Rotary experience. “It is time for Rotary to create a new future for the organization, one that is more open and inclusive, fair to all, builds goodwill, and is beneficial to all of Rotary.” said 2018-19 President Barry Rassin when Rotary’s diversity, equity, and inclusion statement was adopted.
« La pandémie COVID-19 et les manifestations de solidarité contre le racisme dénoncent les inégalités mondiales et le besoin de justice sociale. Il est encore plus important que le Rotary soit une organisation intégrant toutes les cultures, expériences et identités. » - de l'introduction à Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Rotary: How are we Doing?
Le Rotary s'engage à mettre la diversité, l'équité et l'inclusion (DEI) au cœur de l'expérience du Rotary. "Il est temps pour le Rotary de créer un nouvel avenir pour l'organisation, un avenir qui soit plus ouvert et plus inclusif, plus juste pour tous, qui suscite la bonne volonté et qui soit bénéfique à l'ensemble du Rotary", a déclaré le président Barry Rassin en 2018-19 lors de l'adoption de la déclaration du Rotary sur la diversité, l'équité et l'inclusion.

Spring cleaning at W. J. Bell Rotary Peace Park, Stittsville

Stittsville Rotarians met in-person on Jul 21, 2020 for the first time since the pandemic was declared in March 2020. Following Covid-19 guidelines, together they cleaned up the W.J. Bell Rotary Peace Park at 1751 Stittsville Main Street, pulling weeds and making the park like new again.
Les Rotariens de Stittsville se sont rencontrés en personne le 21 juillet 2020 pour la première fois depuis la déclaration de la pandémie en mars 2020. Suivant les lignes directrices de Covide-19, ensemble, ils ont nettoyé le parc de la paix du Rotary W.J. Bell au 1751, rue Principale de Stittsville, tirant les mauvaises herbes et faisant du parc un parc nouveau.

This Year’s District Conference is a Unique Opportunity You Won’t Want to Miss!

When we first started planning this year’s District Conference, our theme was “We’re Better Together.” Now, as the Covid-19 Pandemic is keeping us physically distant, it’s more important than ever to focus on the strength and opportunity that comes with working together as Rotarians. That’s why we’re holding this year’s District Conference online and we’ve adjusted our theme a little bit! We’re virtually better together!
Here's your opportunity to connect, be inspired, and celebrate the work of Rotary. Join us October 16-18, 2020 for our District’s first online District Conference. There is no cost to attend and the Conference is open to everyone. Invite your friends and neighbours to attend – it’s a great opportunity to introduce Rotary to them!

Fundraising continues at the Rotary Club of Kingston-Frontenac les levées de fonds continue

Rotarians and friends at the pick-up day for the latest online auction of the Rotary Club of Kingston-Frontenac. “This fundraiser has helped us tremendously to continue to feel confident that we can continue to support the needs of our community and beyond,” says Daniel Geleyn, president of the Rotary Club of Kingston-Frontenac.  Photo by Daniel Geleyn

Des membres du club Rotary avec des amis durant la journée de collecte après la dernière vente aux enchères du club de Kingston-Frontenac. “Cette levée de fonds nous aide grandement à continuer d’être confiant que nous pouvons continuer à supporter les besoins de la communauté,” dit Daniel Geleyn, le président du club Rotary de Kingston-Frontenac.  Photo par Daniel Geleyn

Rotaract is Moving Ahead!
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.
Excitingly, we already have a few Rotaractors in our district stepping into positions with Rotaract Canada, including: John Le, Hannah Glover, and Riley Weymann. There are a multitude of other opportunities to help serve and support clubs across the country with positions available to match any skill set, from graphic designer to copywriter to analyst. There are as many as 20 positions available for Rotaractors to apply for, see their website for more details.

Awards, Awards and More Awards

Rotarians have the opportunity to thank and recognize other Rotarians for their continued commitment to others. Simply go online to and under the Learning and Reference tab, click on “awards”.  Club leaders and members may nominate for: Recognize a Club, Significant Service Award, Avenues of Service Award in district, Service Award for a Polio-free World, and Polio Plus Pioneer Award.   Any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact District 7040 Awards Chair PDG Sue Bellor .

Your Next Rotary Travel Destination / Votre prochaine destination voyage avec le Rotary

If you are one of the many Rotarians who had planned to travel to Honolulu, Hawaii, last June, for the 2020 International Convention, I am certain you are still feeling sad about having to cancel your plans. Even if you may have attended some online events during the Virtual Convention, you might already be thinking about the next trip you’ll take.
Rejoice! The 2021 International Convention, which will take place in Taipei, Taiwan, is less than a year away (June 12 to 16, 2021) – and after all the time we’ve been spending meeting on screens, it will feel even better to get together and ‘feel the energy’, as the convention slogan goes.
Si vous êtes un des nombreux rotariens qui avait planifié de voyager à Honolulu, Hawaï pour la convention internationale de 2020 en juin dernier, je suis certaine que vous êtes encore triste d’avoir eu à annuler vos plans. Même si vous avez peut-être participé à certains événements en ligne pendant la convention virtuelle, il se peut que vous soyez déjà en train de penser à votre prochain voyage.
Réjouissez-vous! La convention internationale de 2021, qui aura lieu à Taipei, Taiwan, est dans moins d’un an (12 au 16 juin, 2021) – et après tout ce temps passé à faire des réunions en ligne, ce sera encore mieux de se retrouver et de ‘sentir l’énergie’ de Taipei, comme le mentionne le slogan de la convention.

Hawkesbury Rotary performs

Check out our video on what the Rotary club has been doing to help out during these difficult times. Any donations you make to the Rotary Club of Hawkesbury will help keep this worthwhile program going.

Canada Day During COVID-19

Up until this year the club has held an annual Canada Day street parade for kids followed by free birthday cake for the public. A public parade was not possible this July because of COVID-19 so instead club members put on their thinking hats and instead sponsored a kid’s poster contest and adult story contest with What It Means to Be Canadian as the theme. All entries were printed in the North Renfrew Times.