Jack Nicklaus, the legendary golfer, spoke as a Rotary Polio Ambassador at the Atlanta Rotary Convention a few years ago.  It was there that my wife Susan and I were surprised to learn of his childhood affliction with Polio.
His heartfelt comments made a great impression on us especially when he spoke on how he and his family was affected. As an engineer, I never feel a problem is unsurmountable.  It just needs to go through a process resulting in something being invented, built, or fixed. In doing so it is easy to lose sight of the impact our Polio efforts are having in preventing memories (like Jack’s) throughout the world for other individuals and families.
November first and second are fast approaching, so register today for our District Conference.
We have Past RI Vice-President, Dean Rohrs, and her husband Rhino joining us for the entire weekend beginning with a Boat Tour and box lunch on Friday.  If you'd like to join her, as well as our Past District Governors, register now as space is limited to the first 45 people.  The cost is $15 per person and please note any food allergies.  The Boat Tour should be glorious this time of year!
The boat leaves the Town dock at the shore of the hotel at Noon, so we are asking everyone to come on board no later than 11:30am.
Registration for the Full Conference is still open until October 30th via the link to the left, or click here.
If you would like a hotel room, please call the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel directly (315-686-1100) and let them know you are part of Rotary...see you there!

It has been a very busy few months.  With the help of the Area Governors, I will have visited approximately 32 out of the 65 Rotary and 9 Rotaract Clubs within the District by this year’s conference. My plan is to continue my Official DG Club Visits with the goal of finishing the remaining clubs by the end of January. My last visit will be to the Iqaluit club sometime this Winter. Past District Governors have told me that the best part about being a District Governor is visiting and learning more about our clubs.
For me personally, I enjoy learning about the various fundraisers they conduct along with how they donate their funds.  The fundraisers range from: Carleton Place bagging and delivering manure, Stittsville hosting/selling monthly Toronto Film Festival film subscriptions, Kingston’s massive Nut Drive, Massena’s Pancake Breakfast, Montreal’s Galas, Perth and others BBQ Fests, Brockville and others Golf Tournaments, Mums and Calendars project let by RC West Ottawa, and much more.
What are your club’s plans? Quels sont les plans de votre club ?
Every year, on 24 October, we celebrate our progress toward eradicating polio. Clubs around the world raise awareness and spread the word that the fight to end polio is not over by hosting a local World Polio Day event.
Chaque année, le 24 octobre, nous célébrons nos progrès vers l'éradication de la poliomyélite. Les clubs du monde entier sensibilisent et font savoir que la lutte pour mettre fin à la poliomyélite n'est pas terminée en organisant un événement local de la Journée mondiale de la poliomyélite.
Celebrate World Interact Week during 4-10 November with nearly half a million Interact club members around the world! Interested in celebrating this special occasion but not sure where to start? Check out these concrete ideas you can use to join the party, and share your celebrations with #WorldInteractWeek! How will you share the power of Interact and celebrate this special occasion? Here are daily ideas you can use to join the party:

Again this year, D 7040 will be offering one (1) Global Grant Scholarship in the amount of $30,000 USD.  This is a competitive scholarship for permanent residents of D 7040 who have recently completed an undergraduate degree, who are going into the first year of their first graduate studies program, and they will be studying outside of their home country.  The purpose of the criteria is to give a boost to one of our talented young people as well as promote the Rotary theme of World Understanding and Peace.
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2019 District 7040 Conference/
2019 Conférence de District 7040

Harbor Hotel Resort, Clayton, NY
Rotary Connects Us All
November 1-2, 2019 / 1 au 2 novembre 2019

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Honolulu 2020 Convention
RI President
Mark Maloney

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Rotary Showcase is a great place to be inspired and find project ideas, as well as share success stories. District 7040 clubs are doing good in their communities and around the world.
Click here to see our projects.