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Upcoming Events
Quarterly International Service/Foundation Meeting
Seaway Valley Theatre
Jun 10, 2023
9:00 AM – 12:15 PM
District Council Meeting
Best Western Parkway, Cornwall
Jun 17, 2023
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Environmental Sustainability Committee Meeting
Jun 19, 2023
6:25 PM – 7:00 PM
Indigenous Food Activist Ethan Tyo
Jun 19, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Jun 20, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
2023 District Changeover
Jun 24, 2023
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
New Rotary Year / La nouvelle année rotarienne
Jul 01, 2023
Ken Mason - Advocate for People With Disabilities
Jul 17, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Independent Journalism/ Environment
Jul 19, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Bulletin Editor
Joan Hunter
All About the District - Tout sur le district

DG Message June 2023

First and foremost, my very sincere thanks to all fellow Rotarians, families and friends who helped and participated in our District Conference which took place at the Westin Montreal Hotel from May 5th to 7th, 2023. I was able to rely on a dedicated team led by Chair Mark and program Chair Gayle. Both were surrounded by none less dedicated Rotarians whose main objective was to make sure that all participants have a fun and unforgettable event. From the feedback gathered so far, I can humbly say that they have achieved their goal and beyond. The quality and diversity of our speakers spoke for themselves paired with our theme *Inclusion* together with our President Jennifer Jones’ theme *Imagine Rotary*. Our President was gracefully represented personally by PDG Stella Roy whose participation was truly appreciated.
I would also like to specially thank all my sponsors and collaborators who came forward to back this conference and my year as District Governor with their generous support, financially and otherwise. Your kindness was priceless and with no strings attached. The General sessions, all the Breakout sessions, the Foundation breakfast meeting were very well attended. Even the special community event for the food security held on Sunday morning, involvement was great by participants across the district and our President Rep PDG Stella Roy also lent a hand in it.
Our District Foundation Walk superbly organized by the R.C of Cornwall Sunrise took place on a sunny Saturday morning in Cornwall on May 13th. Many Rotarians with their families were present and shared the fun by collecting over US$ 13,000 for the R.F Annual Fund. Multiple other events took place in Rotary clubs all around our district, mostly on Foundation and PHF themes. I continued visiting clubs in person as well as attending functions during the last month, equally enthusiastic as when I first started! Always new faces and much joy to be had. RYLA also took place from May 26th to 28th at the RKY Camp in Parham near Kingston.
Furthermore, PDG Bonnie Black will be our next C.O.L representative and PDG Susan Bellor will act as alternate beginning July 1st, 2023 for our District. I want to thank them for taking on this challenge to share their knowledge and expertise for the good running of operations in our district.
Greetings from Melbourne where I am attending the R.I. World Convention together with many other Rotarians from the district! The speakers so far have been great and sessions are very stimulating. Beyond other wonderful news from our Foundation and unique Rotary International organization, the Rotary Foundation has pledged a sum of  2 million dollars for a special project to help women impacted by cervical cancer in Cairo, Egypt. My personal thanks to all participants who made titanic efforts to be here in Melbourne to share fun and fellowship with their fellow Rotarians from all over the world
A friendly reminder again to all Club Presidents, please make sure that your goals are entered in the Rotary Club Central so that you can assess your progress by the end of your term. Area Governors, kindly follow-up and help them accordingly.   
Please note that the Changeover for the District will take place on June 24th as planned by DGE Pardeep at Smokie Ridge Vineyard,10090 Cameron Rd, Mountain, ON, K0E 1S0.
I wish all of you and your loved ones’ good health and success with a bright summer in the loom.

District Changeover

If you have not already registered for our Changeover please go to the District website and do so now.  We have planned a “family friendly” day at the Smokey Ridge Winery, 10090 Cameron Road, Mountain, Ontario.  This location is close to Kemptville.  Wear casual clothes and bring your children or grandchildren.  There will be activities for the kids including a bouncy castle.  Festivities will start at 11:00 and continue until 4:00. Registration link on the left.
Si vous ne vous êtes pas déjà inscrit à notre changement, veuillez vous rendre sur le site Web du district et le faire maintenant.  Nous avons prévu une journée « familiale » à la Smokey Ridge Winery, 10090 Cameron Road, Mountain, Ontario.  Cet emplacement est proche de Kemptville.  Portez des vêtements décontractés et amenez vos enfants ou petits-enfants.  Il y aura des activités pour les enfants, y compris un château gonflable.  Les festivités commenceront à 11h00 et se poursuivront jusqu'à 16h00.

Lake Placid News Update

This is a photo of Jenn Grisi, who recently retired as Area Governor. This is Jenn's message:
Service above self.  People of Action. Not everyone, upon hearing those snippets, would immediately think of Rotary.  Rotarians would.  As a Rotarian and outgoing (meaning my term is almost over rather than self-described affable human being) Area Governor, I would love for more people to associate this organization with those snippets.  I would love for more people to know that the Rotary Foundation is rated 4/4 stars by Charity Navigator with 100% for the Accountability and Finance Beacon meaning you can trust that your donation is being used as promised.  I would love for more people to reach out to Rotary and ask ‘how can I help?”.  The more members involved, the more dynamic the club and the more good can be done in our communities and beyond. 

Becoming More Inclusive Through Diverse Speakers

Many Rotary clubs still struggle with attracting and retaining a diverse, inclusive membership that fully represents their communities. Hearing from and connecting with diverse speakers is one simple step that can start making a difference. By listening with open minds and hearts, members will gain exposure to new ideas, build understanding and become better able to appreciate the perspectives of others. That is something that will strengthen Rotary for generations to come.