(from Rotary Weekly - February 2, 2018)
Have you ever wondered how Rotary became involved with polio eradication in the first place? Ken Solow did. The past governor of District 7620 became part of an effort to produce a new documentary, "Dare to Dream," with the goal of telling more members about the heroes who put Rotary on the road to polio eradication, and the roadblocks they overcame. Learn more about the film and the shortened version available to clubs free as a program.
How Rotary became the heart, soul of polio eradication 2018-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
President Elect Training (PETS) is April 7-8, 2018 and coincides with District Learning Assembly on April 7, 2018 in Sarnia, Ontario.
 
New this year is a remote session for the District Learning Assembly on April 7, 2018 in Owen Sound, Ontario.
 
More details, and the registration page, are available here.
District Learning Assembly & PETS 2018-01-31 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Foundation Annual Report (2016-2017) 2017-12-29 05:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Club of Grand Bend is excited to announce that you can now register for the 2018 District Conference. This exciting weekend starts Friday with an action packed afternoon and an Alternate Program available which includes lunch and a tour of Lambton Shores highlights. There will be a dinner and evening Entertainment.

Saturday there will be a full day focusing on helping you to embrace change in your Club with stimulating speakers and breakout sessions. Those seeking Alternate Programs will find a workshop with local artist Teresa Marie in the morning and an afternoon tour into Huron County with wine and beer tasting as well as some time for shopping. Saturday evening the Gala dinner will be followed by a optional trip to hear a New Orleans Jazz Band called   Red Hot Ramble 

For more conference details go to the Grand Bend website District Conference page.

District Conference Registration Now Open 2017-12-05 05:00:00Z 0
At its recent meeting in Atlanta, the RI Board of Directors adopted a new vision statement:
"Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves."

The Board also adopted the 2018–19 annual goals for Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation:
A New Vision Statement for Rotary 2017-08-06 04:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Hanover changed it's meeting schedule and structure - with positive results. This is a success story of how change in a Rotary club can help it become more engaged and more active in the community.
 
The crisis point was at the start of the new millennium - as Al Morrow put it:
"The decline came to a head in the few years after the turn of the century (2000). Our membership had dwindled to about 8 members (from a high of 30+) and something had to be done and in reality, thinking back, it could have gone either way."
One Club's Success Story 2017-07-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 01, 2017

Want cash...? Here's a Public Image Grant Opportunity

'Enhance Public Image and Awareness'  is one of Rotary's key strategic priorities and clubs are invited to apply for matching grant funding from the District of up to $400 Cdn or $300 US.
Public Image Grant 2017-2018 2017-07-01 04:00:00Z 0