District Governor's Message

Spring is the start of new beginnings as the earth and its creatures come to life again.  Spring’s new beginnings are built on past love and care of the earth and a future commitment to use its gifts wisely. So too is our Rotary journey: mindful of the past, active in the present, and transformational in the future.
As we welcome the new Rotary year let us be mindful of the PAST - “Connect the World”, the PRESENT - “Rotary Opens Opportunities”, and look ahead to the FUTURE in which we “Serve to Change Lives” and “Grow Rotary”.  I would like to invite you to my version of the ABCs of Rotary.  Let us start, this month, with the letters A and B.  During the year we will examine the entire alphabet.

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ClubRunner Training

To help better prepare you for your club or district role this upcoming year, ClubRunner is offering a series of tailored webinars for you to brush up on your skills and ClubRunner knowledge. Introducing our Changeover Training Series!

From July 8 to 27, join us for any of our 14 specialized training webinars 

Hosted by our Product Specialists, we will be presenting webinars based on role, club and district versions, and in-depth module deep dives. A Q&A round will follow at the end of the webinar to chat with our team directly. 

Registration Details

Click on the button above to view our schedule or visit Can't attend? Not to worry, all sessions will be recorded and shared on our Community site. 

Registration coming soon.

Youth Protection Policy Reminder

With the start of the new Rotary Year, youth protection documents need to be renewed for ever club. You can find the necessary documents in our documents section, or click on these links: Englishfrançais, or non-participation EN/FR.
Upcoming Events
Stittsville Staycation Rotary Ride
Jun 26, 2021 – Jul 11, 2021
METS Membership Elect Training Session 2 (EN)
Jul 10, 2021
9:02 AM – 10:00 AM
METS Membership Elect Training Session 2 (FR)
Jul 10, 2021
9:02 AM – 10:02 PM
PETS Online Session #4
Jul 17, 2021
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee
Zoom meeting
Jul 19, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Bulletin Editor
Ariane Carriere
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Celebrating a Centennial and a Life

On September 15, 1921, the Rotary Club of Hull held its first informal meeting. The club received its charter two months later, sponsored by the Ottawa Rotary Club. Its first president was George Doyon, an insurance executive. The charter celebrated at a banquet on February 22, 1922.
In 2021, the Rotary Club of Hull, Quebec, celebrates once again — and not just its centennial. Last year, our Rotarian friend and colleague Edmond Lanthier celebrated his 50th anniversary as a member of the Rotary Club of Hull. This is a remarkable achievement that deserves to be highlighted.
Stittsville Staycation Rotary Ride
Ready for a break, but not ready to travel far yet? How about a cycling staycation in Stittsville?
The Rotary Club of Ottawa-Stittsville is organizing the Stittsville Staycation Rotary Ride.  Cycle around Stittsville and discover unique restaurants, craft breweries, coffee & ice cream shops that make Stittsville special!

Pick a day between June 26 and July 11 and bicycle a 14 km route around Stittsville. Due to the unpredictable weather and the desire to support small businesses around Stittsville, the Rotary Club of Ottawa-Stittsville has decided to extend our Stittsville Staycation Rotary Ride bicycle tour for another week until July 11, 2021. Follow a virtual map/route with checkpoints that are logged via GPS using MapRun6 (free app must be downloaded either through the App store or Google Play).  Go to the labyrinth in WJ Bell Rotary Peace Park to start your ride! (off Cherry Drive).
Registration is $10/individual; $20/family.  All proceeds go to the Stittsville Rotary Club (in support of the Stittsville Food Bank).  Everyone completing the ride will be entered into a draw for a $100 gift certificate to the checkpoint location of their choice.  Additional prizes from Bushtukah.

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Land Acknowledgment

The District 7040 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee has written a Land Acknowledgement, taking into consideration the entire district. This is a “living” document, as it will continue to be edited and acknowledged.
We would also like to honour and mourn the many children being found at several residential schools across Canada, and those who have yet to be found.

Welcome New Social Media Committee

I am thrilled to welcome Rotaractors Aysha Aftab, Devanshi Bhanjana and Yashica Choudhary as the District’s new Social Media committee for 2021-22. They are now bringing their talents to the whole district! Huge thanks to Nabil Oudeh who will serve as their Rotary Advisor.

Rotary in Kingston Centennial – June Highlights

We have finally arrived at the culminating month of our Centennial celebrations, and, in some respects, we saved the best for last.
One of our Centennial projects promotes environmental sustainability at No. 9 Gardens, a property located near Lyndhurst, Ont. Launched in partnership with Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre, St. Lawrence College Department of Skilled Trades and Tourism, and the Kingston Rotary clubs, this unique 40-acre facility is Canada’s first Sustainability and Reconciliation Centre, created as a hands-on teaching facility and lab for research and the implementation of innovative projects and practices that lead to low carbon communities and a sustainable lifestyle.
On June 15, a dozen Rotarians made their way north to the property to plant apple trees. Working in four shifts, this determined group planted the first phase of trees with plans to return to plant many more in the fall. The centre will teach non-First Nation students about environmental sustainability and First Nation culture and traditions.

From the Editor's Desk

La version française est ci-dessous.
Things always work better when we use the team approach in our District. As the bulletin editor, I know there really should be someone to be my assistant/backup/replacement. Only I know what I receive in the way of articles and news events, and how it goes into the bulletin. The ClubRunner bulletin is an online version, where several people could work on stories, but at the end you pull it together into one.
Is there anyone that might be interested in something like that? I tried to set up the new version by July so that we could start a new Rotary year with a team bulletin, but many items came in too late. Send a message to Ariane if you are interested, and especially if you are familiar with using ClubRunner for online bulletins.
Articles should be sent to me no later than the 25th of any month, in Word format with the author clearly identified to be included in the next month's bulletin. Right now, I receive all of them, but I'd like to have a team.
La plupart de ces articles peuvent être trouvées sur la version française de la page d'accueil de site Web.