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RI President
Jennifer Jones
RI News
Rotary statement on recent polio detections in U.S., Europe

Rotary statement on recent polio detections in U.S., Europe

Stephanie A. Urchick selected to be 2024-25 Rotary International President

Stephanie A. Urchick is selected to be the 2024-25 president of Rotary International

Recognizing a woman’s worth

Programs of Scale grant-winner Together for Healthy Families in Nigeria helps families by focusing on the fundamental needs of women

RI President Jennifer Jones crosses Canada from coast to coast to coast

Organized around several hubs, the tour started on 17 June to draw attention to the positive impact that clubs have in their communities.

Rotary Projects Around the Globe August 2022

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in the United States, Venezuela, Greece, Madagascar, and Kazakhstan.

We are already one month into this Rotary year, and I look forward to working and sharing fun with all of you throughout my journey as Governor and beyond. My official visits have started, and I am hopeful that the majority of these will be in person as nothing can replace these kinds of personal exchanges. How fortunate we were to have our RI President for 2022-2023, Jennifer Jones, start the new Rotary year with us in D-7040, Ottawa. I really felt privileged being present and this will be a lifetime memory to cherish. Her compassion, availability and personal touch were heartwarming and demonstrative of the spirit that we espouse for Rotarians. I am also seizing this opportunity to thank all those who were able to come and share these moments of joy and camaraderie with us in Ottawa. For those who were unable to participate, we encourage you to jump onto the bandwagon in sharing the fellowship and friendship.
Like all District Governors who have preceded me, I would like to see a vibrant district and our membership increasing as well. My district theme is Inclusion: Just Imagine what Inclusion can bring to our organisation. Not only will this help sustain our strength in the District, but it will also provide the opportunity to bring more people from diverse cultural, academic and employment backgrounds into Rotary. I have a particular objective of finding new ways of empowering the women who are already Rotarians or considering becoming Rotarians. I trust that you will join me in our efforts, and we will be united in reaching our goals.
As you are aware, President Jennifer Jones’ theme for this Rotary year is “Imagine Rotary.”  So, let’s challenge ourselves to dream big and imagine how we can attract new members in Rotary, engage with one another, keep our existing members and work together in the District to support our local communities and our international causes. August being the Membership month, let us work our best to at least have a plus in membership of our respective clubs by the end of the month.
Let’s join forces to make this a year to remember in D-7040!
Message du DG Michel Wong Kee Song – Bulletin de district pour le mois d’août
Chers camarades rotariens et amis, mes salutations à vous.
Un mois s’est écoulé déjà depuis que cette année du Rotary a débuté. J’ai hâte de vraiment mettre la main à la pâte et de partager du plaisir avec chacun de vous tout au long de mon mandat en tant que gouverneur et au-delà. Mes visites officielles ont commencé, et j’espère que la majorité d’entre elles se feront en personne, car rien ne peut remplacer ce genre d’échanges personnels. Quelle chance nous avions d’avoir notre présidente de RI pour 2022-2023, Jennifer Jones, pour démarrer la nouvelle année du Rotary chez nous au D-7040, à Ottawa. Je me suis vraiment senti privilégié d’être présent et ce sera un souvenir à chérir pour toute une vie. Sa compassion, sa disponibilité et sa touche personnelle nous faisaient chaud au cœur et étaient démonstratives de l’esprit que nous incitons chez les Rotariens. Je profite également de l’occasion pour remercier tous ceux qui ont pu venir partager ces moments de joie et de fraternité avec nous à Ottawa. Pour ceux qui n’ont pas pu participer, nous vous encourageons à vous joindre au mouvement en partageant autant la camaraderie et l’amitié.
Comme tous les gouverneurs de district qui m’ont précédé, j’aimerais voir un district dynamique et accueillir davantage de nouveaux membres. Mon thème de district est l’inclusion: imaginez ce que l’inclusion peut apporter à notre organisation. Non seulement cela aidera à maintenir notre force dans le district, mais cela donnera également l’occasion d’amener plus de personnes de divers horizons culturels, académiques et professionnels au Rotary. J’ai un objectif particulier de trouver de meilleures façons innovatrices de promouvoir les femmes qui sont déjà rotariennes ou qui envisagent de devenir rotariennes. J’espère sincèrement que vous vous joindrez à moi dans nos efforts et que nous serons unis afin d’atteindre nos objectifs.
Comme vous le savez, le thème de la présidente Jennifer Jones pour cette année du Rotary est « Imaginez le Rotary ».  Alors, mettons-nous au défi de rêver grand et d’imaginer comment nous pouvons attirer de nouveaux membres au Rotary, nous engager les uns avec les autres, garder nos membres existants et travailler ensemble dans le district pour soutenir nos communautés locales et nos causes internationales. Août étant le mois d’adhésion, faisons de notre mieux pour avoir au moins un plus dans l’adhésion à nos clubs respectifs d’ici la fin du mois.
Unissons nos forces pour en faire une année mémorable dans D-7040!
Le vôtre dans le service Rotary.
Michel Wong Kee Song
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 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.
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.
As the first organization to envision a polio-free world through mass immunization of children, Rotary believes the decision to vaccinate is a humanitarian imperative. The Rotary International Board of Directors and Rotary Foundation Trustees believe that:
1) Global vaccination is the path to ending the pandemic, and we strongly encourage vaccination for all individuals, including our members.
2) Misinformation hinders the fight against COVID-19, and we are committed to providing our members with science-based information.
Whenever possible, articles have been translated into French. We could use help with translation at any time. Please note that most articles have a "See More" link so that you can read the rest of the article.
Dans la mesure du possible, les articles ont été traduits en français. Nous pourrions utiliser de l'aide pour la traduction à tout moment. Veuillez noter que la plupart des articles ont un lien "See More" afin que vous puissiez lire le reste de l'article.