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PURPOSE: To stimulate and assist clubs or groups of clubs to undertake International Service to improve lives and meet human needs, and thus advance world understanding, good will and peace.
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
Our International Service Committee (ISC) offers all Rotarians an opportunity for international fellowship through humanitarianism.  As we embrace these opportunities, we can also gain professional development and join networks of other Districts memberships supporting our programs beyond local borders.
With the call from Rotary International to Be the Inspiration, to Connect the World and now to Open Opportunities, we can help those in need and we have the ability to inspire and focus a new, younger generation of Rotarians and Rotaractors. From our global quest to eradicate polio, to  or our District’s quest to address malnutrition in children under the age of 5 in Pakistan, planting breadfruit trees in Jamaica, digging water wells in Haiti, the Gift of Life for children around the world, programs in Ethiopia, Peru, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Niger, Kenya and beyond, our committee continues to grow and address global issues.
The work of Rotary begins in the community, and every community has its own unique needs and concerns. While we serve in countless ways, we’ve focused our efforts in six key areas to maximize our impact. These areas encompass some of the world’s most critical and widespread humanitarian needs, and we have a proven record of success in addressing them:
  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development
Rotary District 7040 International Service:
The Rotary District 7040 International Service Catalogue features information about several ongoing projects approved by District Council. Rotary District 7040 encourages participation of all District 7040 clubs in these projects. 
For information on how to get your club's project included in the catalogue, please submit a summary of your project and provide a status of "looking for Funding Partners or Project Underway"
Contact for more information on Rotary District 7040 International Service projects:
Peter Labelle, Chairperson 2020-2023
Rotary International Service resources: 

Additional information is available on the Rotary International website

Rotary International has published the International Services Handbook: A Guide to Matching Grants for International Humanitarian Projects. This handbook provides valuable information about IS projects and how to apply for grants and offers insight as to how clubs can become involved.
The International Service Handbook and other International Service resources are available for download in PDF format from the Rotary International Download Center at Rotary International.