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RI President
Shekhar Mehta
 
Zone Events
2021-2022
 
RI News
Kiwanis Lions Optimist Rotary join for week of service to Celebrate Community

Kiwanis, Lions, Optimist, Rotary, join for week of service to Celebrate CommunityEVANSTON, ILL.: October 7, 2021 – Celebrate Community, a joint initiative of the four major volunteer service organizations, will launch

The Best Chance to Eradicate Polio is Now

World Health Organization’s polio chief, Aidan O’Leary explains why now is our best chance to eradicate polio.

Join us for Rotary’s World Polio Day Online Global Update

Join us for Rotary’s World Polio Day Online Global Update Rotary International14-October-2019  Mark your calendar to join us on 24 October 2019, for Rotary’s World Polio Day

RI President-elect Jennifer Jones announces Rotary’s $97 million pledge for sustainable projects during Global Citizen Live

The star-studded global event rallied people to take action on some of the world’s most urgent problems.

BTS’ Jimin donates 100 million Korean won to eradicate polio

BTS’ Jimin donates 100 million Korean won to eradicate polioSEOUL, South Korea: Sept. 23, 2021 – Jimin, a member of K-pop boy band BTS, is supporting the eradication of polio, a devastating vaccine-preventable disease

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This month also has World Polio Day on October 24. What is your club planning? Check out some of the special events and invitations on our home page. Also, 4-10 October is Rotary Alumni Reconnect Week. Do you know any former scholars, Youth Exchange students, Friendship Exchange members, or Interactors that you can invite to a meeting?
 
As we continue through the ABC’s of Rotary - this month's message is brought to you by the letters H and G and the words - Goodwill and Generosity and Hope and Hard work
We want to make sure you are aware of the latest youth protection resources. As you work to engage young people in service and leadership development through Rotary’s structured programs, including Interact, RYLA, and Rotary Youth Exchange, or other activities involving youth, make sure that all of your volunteers and program participants are aware of these resources and your commitment to ensuring a safe and inclusive experience.

Rotary’s Statement of Conduct for Working With Youth
Rotary International strives to create and maintain a safe environment for all youth who participate in Rotary activities. To the best of their ability, Rotary members, their partners, and other volunteers must safeguard the children and young people with whom they come into contact and protect them from physical, sexual, and psychological abuse (RCOP 2.120.1.)
You are invited to the
 
Rotary Clubs of Cornwall and Cornwall Sunrise World Polio Day Awareness Event
 
Monday, October 18th ~ 7 PM (Eastern Time)
 
With guest speaker
 
“John Nanni”
 
 
Polio Survivor, Rotary District 7630 PolioPlus Chair, and Rise Against Hunger Rotary Ambassador
 
Join us via Zoom (limited space) by registering in advance here:
World Polio Day 2021 LIVE from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
 
Rotary invites the world to watch "LIVE” from Durham College's new Global Classroom on October 21, 2021, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Tune In Here on Oct 21 at 7 PM, EDT:
 
 
The 10 Rotary Clubs in Durham Region (and the Rotary Club of Port Hope), (in District 7070, on behalf of your co-hosts, the Rotary Clubs of Oshawa and Oshawa-Parkwood and Durham College invite you to District 7070's World Polio Day 2021 - Live from The Rotary Global Classroom at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario Canada.
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How exciting! Your club has a new member, and it is time to help them become a fully-fledged Rotarian. This time is very exciting and a little scary, for both the new member and your club. But it is important to make sure that it is the best experience for everyone, especially the new member! A high rate of members drop out of Rotary within a couple of years, so helping new members make connections and feel included within the club is key to retaining new members and keeping them motivated.
 
 
 
Lake Placid NY Rotary Club – 16th Annual and BEST DUCK RACE EVER!
 
With appropriate words said to honor the memory of those lost on September 11, 2001, our Rotary Club conducted its major fundraiser of the year, benefitting numerous organizations in the Lake Placid area.  On a sunny and warm late afternoon, attendees were able to enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner prior to the race.  Entertainment was provided in the form of a mechanical bull and jousting pit.  Top prize in this year’s race was $1,500 with numerous other prizes such as gas cards, dinner certificates and movie tickets.  We are very pleased to thank our community and to report this appears to be our best duck race fundraiser, netting over $16,000 for our Donations Committee to distribute.   
 
The Rotary Club of Lake Placid NY featured a summary of all our activities in a recent column that ran in our local paper, The Lake Placid News. You can access the article here
 
The inflatable rubber duck on Mill Pond promotes the Lake Placid Rotary Club’s upcoming Dam Duck Race fundraiser, which will be held down the Chubb River on Saturday, Sept. 11. (News photo — Andy Flynn)
We put in the books with another great Dam Duck Race to benefit many organizations in the Lake Placid community. Unfortunately, Tina passed away shortly after this picture was taken.
This is very different ! - A new Rotary website with Great Recipes !
 
From one person to another…. to help break the monotony of our days. Visit: www.rotaryrecipes.ca (Rotary Club of Montreal-Lakeshore)
 
You may be really surprised ! Many of the recipes are ‘family heirlooms’ - and all of them are special !
 
Even if you do not have the time to try the recipes, reading about them and their contributors can be entertaining. And as we would like to spread the information about the website, please consider passing it on to friends and family. It is a very positive endeavour in today’s world.
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The Arnprior Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Darrel O’Shaughnessy has been given the prestigious Paul Harris Award for his volunteer efforts within the Arnprior Community over the last decade.
 
In 2011 Darrel and his wife Betty were involved with the creation of the successful Arnprior Dragon Boat Club (ADBC) which in 2015 led to the annual Arnprior Dragon Boat Festival.  More recently he was instrumental in successfully launching Canada’s
22nd Men’s Shed in 2019.   He currently serves as Chair of the Greater Arnprior Senior's Council (GASC) and has positions on the Town of Arnprior's Corporate Services Advisory Committee and the Senior’s Active Living Centre (SALC) Advisory Committee.
 
 
Congratulations to Darrel for receiving the Paul Harris Award, which is named after one of Rotary’s founders, and puts him into the company of previous recipients including polio vaccine developer Jonas Salk and Habitat for Humanity advocate Jimmy Carter.
 
Photo Caption: Recently Arnprior Volunteer Extraordinaire Darrel O’Shaughnessy was presented Rotary’s Paul Harris Award by Rotary District 7040 Governor Fay Campbell and Arnprior Rotary president Vila Smith at an end of a summer gathering.
Recently someone asked me why I put “aspiring anti-racist” in my bio. It’s because no matter my good intentions, I am constantly slipping up. The other day I, a white American-born woman, was serving a family of dark-skinned people at the health food store where I sometimes work. They had accents, and I guessed they were continental Indian but did not speak that thought. We chatted about the local cheese they were buying, rhapsodized about the taste of the sungold tomatoes, and the mother and I discussed the merits of kombucha.  Then my curiosity got the better of me and I asked, “Where are you visiting from?” The mother and I had been looking at each other as I spoke, and her eyes flickered away, and her face changed from relaxed to tight. I knew I’d done it again.  Unintentional microaggression. 
 
Each year, Rotary International has a list of awards for deserving Rotarians and clubs BUT these awards need nominations!  Below you will find the link to the Rotary awards page.  Please read it carefully - there are awards that have upcoming deadlines: The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service (Nov), Service Above Self (Oct 1-31) and Service Award for a Polio-Free World (Oct 1).
Please read the application carefully and if you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
 
Chaque année, le Rotary International offre des prix de reconnaissance pour Rotariens et pour les clubs Rotary mais ces prix on besoin d'une application.  Ci-dessous vous trouverez le lien pour la page des prix.  SVP lire avec soin - il y a des prix qui ont des dates limites sous peu: Citation domaines d'action du Rotary (Nov), Prix Servir d'abord (31 Oct), Prix pour un monde sans poli (1 Oct).
SVP lire le formulaire d'application avec soin et si vous avez besoin d'aide, ne pas hésiter de me contacter.
 
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We are extremely proud to report that Bette Miller, a founding member of the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise, has received an award from Rotary International that only 44 persons worldwide were merited this past year. The Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award, presented to Bette in June, honours people who have demonstrated exemplary service to the Rotary Foundation.
 
With a wealth of knowledge and the compassionate ability to teach and guide Rotarians, Bette has been vital to the understanding of the goals of the charitable arm of Rotary. The Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award requires that the nominee’s eligible service be on a broad basis, over an extended period of time, include at least six of the eleven required activities which make up the eligibility criteria and have previously been awarded the Rotary Foundation Meritorious Service Award, which she was in 2014.
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Although Rotary International does not have a specific mandate that volunteers, especially those working with youth, receive a COVID-19 vaccine, the Board of Directors and Trustees have made several endorsements for both receiving a vaccine and for helping to overcome vaccine hesitancy within our communities. After all, Rotary's flagship humanitarian project is the eradication of polio, which would not be possible if not for vaccination efforts worldwide. The Board of Directors has strongly encouraged volunteers that work with Rotary Youth Exchange, and by extension Rotary's other programs for young leaders, and the young people themselves if eligible to receive a vaccine, but there is no such mandate. We defer to the guidelines of your local community, health authority, or school-based restrictions for what may be required over we have strongly encouraged.
 
You can learn more about what Rotary's position and actions are around COVID-19 vaccination here: https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-and-coronavirus-impact-frequently-asked-questions#vaccinations.
 
The District 7040 executive also encourages vaccinations, in line with our support of polio eradication.
 
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ROTARY GLOBAL REWARDS replaced by Member Discounts | My Rotary
Now Member Discounts - Provided by Abenity
 
Rotary International and Abenity partnered with top brands to provide member-only access to private discounts and corporate rates on everything from pizza and the zoo to movie tickets, oil changes, car rentals, and hotels. You need to be signed in to My Rotary.