This page is intended to give updates and information regarding District 7040 responses to dealing with COVID-19
Follow links on the left. Most information is only available in English.
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Revised requirements for the 2019-20 Rotary Citation 

We know that some of the 2019-20 Rotary Citation goals may be difficult for clubs to achieve during this pandemic, so we’ve revised the requirements. Instead of achieving five of the nine goals in the Unite People and Take Action categories, clubs now need to achieve at least three goals in each of these categories. The Presidential Distinction requirements remain the same, and clubs still need to be in good standing to be eligible. 

We appreciate the work you continue to do during this time and are looking forward to seeing the creative ways in which clubs achieve their goals. Clubs can still report their achievements as described in the Achievement Guide and use the Rotary Citation Recipients report on My Rotary to check their progress. Contact us at if you have any questions. 

Status of District 7040 Rotary events:

1.      RI International Convention - Cancelled for this year.

2.      District Foundation walk: 9 May, Please see separate correspondence.

3.      District training assembly DTA cancelled but Foundation and other opportunities for training being offered online or through speaker’s pool.

4.      Youth Exchange YE - this year’s students have been returned home. The Rotary Youth Exchange committee of District 7040 has decided to suspend our activities for the coming year. We will not be sending our students out this summer, nor will we be receiving students. It is vital to the health of our communities and the structure of RYE that we take all necessary precautions.

5.      Adventure programs - History, Citizenship, Technology, and Environment are on hold

6.      Rotary Youth Leadership: RYLA: Transitioning to online - congrats to the committee.

7.      DISC/Foundation Meetings - TBD

8.      Official DG Club Visits: remaining will be done online, if needed.

9.    District Community Service Dinner - being rescheduled.

10.    District Council/Continuity meetings, online, if needed

11.    Global Scholars/Peace Fellows going as planned POC PDG Katie Burke.

12.    District Changeover Dinner/Past District Governors Meeting - no change at the point in time.

PETS continues online with three additional sessions:

All recordings, as well as the One Team Rotary video can be found here
President-Elect Training Seminar PETS 1- Done online thanks to District Training Chair Gayle Oudeh and DGE Hadi Mortada.  As well, we have some useful links from that session here
PETS 2, April 25, 2020 10:30 – 11:30 am.  Topic: Inspiring Your Club Online (when you can’t meet in-person). 
PETS 3, May 16, 2020 10:30 – 11:30 am.  Topic: Leading Your Club Through Change
PETS 4, June 6, 2020  10:30 – 11:30 am  Topic: Your Leadership Style
Register in the Events section. Only those who are registered will receive a meeting link.