August Message of the District Governor

It's August and I hope all of you have enjoyed your summer so far. As somebody who grew up in California, I look very forward did this time of year.  Let me update you on how things are going so far.
I have started visiting Clubs, in particular fundraisers like Perth's Rib Fest and Nepean-Kanata's 50th anniversary. Additionally, I started my official Club visits earlier this month in the Tri-Lakes area of New York followed by the clubs in the Kingston area. My goal is still to get as many DG visits completed prior to the District Conference on Friday the 1st and Saturday the 2nd of November.  I plan to complete any remaining Club visits by the end of December.
Speaking of the Conference, I'd like to give you an update of what is planned for our annual two-day District Conference starting on Friday, 1 November, with the Council of Governors' meeting for a boat ride among the scenic 1000 Islands at the Harbor Hotel in Clayton, New York.  It is a breathtaking facility with a phenomenal view of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
News from Rotary International

Shekhar Mehta of India selected to be 2021-22 Rotary International


A collaboration between Rotary and Heifer continues to produce big results, helping small farms provide healthier, locally-sourced


Rotary and ShelterBox celebrate the power of partnershipEvanston Ill., Rotary International announced on 3 June a three-year partnership renewal with its disaster relief project partner, ShelterBox. For almost 20 years,

Upcoming Events
Olga Memorial Footrace Saranac Lake
Berkeley Green
Aug 17, 2019 9:00 PM
DG visit to Kingston Waterfront club
Aug 19, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
DG visit to Cataraqui-Kingston club
Oddfellows Hall
Aug 20, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
DG visit to Gananoque club
Gananoque Curling Club
Aug 20, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
DG visit to Napanee club
Rotary Park
Aug 20, 2019
4:45 PM – 7:30 PM
DG visit to Kingston-Frontenac club
Smitty's Restaurant
Aug 21, 2019
5:15 PM – 8:00 PM
DG visit to Kingston club
Denny's Restaurant
Aug 22, 2019
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Loving Spoonful Night Market
Kingston Memorial Centre
Aug 22, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
DG Visit at Smiths Falls
275 Brockville St.
Aug 23, 2019
7:10 AM – 8:30 AM
International Service & Foundation
Cornwall Lions Club hall
Aug 24, 2019 8:30 AM
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Philanthropy Matchmakers

In July, the Rotarian magazine featured an article on Philanthropy Matchmakers, none other than Fatima Lahmami Langlois and Jean Gagnon from the Rotary Club of Montreal. Read about the interview here.

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 .

Support my fundraising effort

Anna Van Adrichem-Rochon, from the Rotary Club of Kemptville has a long way to go in the 2 weeks that leads up the race weekend that requires her sister, coming from Vancouver, and herself to raise a minimum of $1000 for the ROTARY Home Foundation.  They would appreciate all the help they can get from Rotary friends.  They will be posting on Facebook too.  Members that are on that platform are welcome to repost on their site so that these connections could also support this worthy cause. 

District Conference Rates

Super Early Bird Package ends no later than September 1st  - AVAILABLE to first 50 registrants - Hotel room for both Friday and Saturday night included with FULL PACKAGE for only US$325 per person (single occupancy)

Includes the FULL PACKAGE: Full program for Friday and Saturday, includes all conference sessions, meals (including Saturday breakfast and the evening banquet) and fees/taxes/gratuities (value $195)


Grants Management Seminar Qualification Schedule 

Register on the District website under EVENTS on the right-hand side of the Home Page, or the left-hand side of this bulletin.   

Interested in applying for a global grant? Courses in the Learning Center at can serve as part of the required training on grants in order to qualify your club to apply for global grants.

These courses look at a grant from start to finish. It's best to take these courses before you start thinking about the type of global grant activity you want to do.  You will have many of your questions answered before attending any of the live sessions offered through the District. For the lidy of sessions, click on See More.


Camp Merrywood


Inter-club project Dodge Pond Projet inter-club

Dodge Pond Camp in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains near Fine, NY provides a safe and fun camping experience for individuals between 8 and 21 with developmental and physical disabilities.

Le camp Dodge Pond au pied des montagnes d’Adirondack, à coté de Fine, NY, propose une expérience de camping fun et sécuritaire pour des personnes âgées de 8 à 21 ans, présentant un handicap physique ou mental.

2nd Annual Charity Kickball Tournament

Westelcom, a provider of advanced telecommunications solutions, has announced that it will host the 2nd Annual Kickin’ IT for a Cause kickball tournament to support the ARC Jefferson-St. Lawrence Capital Campaign, with plans to fund a speech therapy room at the Gaffney Drive campus. 

Rotary Day at the UN November 9

On behalf of Rotary’s Representatives to the United Nations/ New York, we are pleased to share that our New York team has begun planning for Rotary Day at the United Nations - scheduled for 9 November at the United Nations Secretariat. As you may be familiar with past UN Days, I want to alert you to some changes and ask your assistance in sharing information with Rotary members who may express concerns.
First, due to increasingly tight security measures, the UN has limited the number of rooms it permits for civil society/ general public events – particularly during the period of the UN General Assembly which runs from September through December.  Regrettably, there is no longer sufficient “UN-authorized” space for two programs. We will instead include Rotaractors and other young professionals in our one UN Day program.

Certificates of Insurance for Canadian Clubs

Our new district insurance company for Canadian clubs no longer provides automatic certificates of insurance for every club. If you require one, you need to apply for it.
Review the “EVENT COVERAGE” TAB on the district website to ensure your event does not require a separate special events liability. 
If your event is not listed on the list of excluded events, please contact our broker 15-30 days prior to the event whenever possible.