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Hy-Brid Meetings
 
To increase member engagement in these uncertain times it is possible to offer an in person and virtual experience for members who prefer not to mingle by holding an in-person meeting alongside a Video conference (ZOOM Meeting). This can be achieved relatively easily and at modest cost.
 
 
 
Basic requirement
Hi-speed Internet /WIFI connection
2 PC Lap tops (One to act as the Podium PC to manage the presentation and display of in-room PowerPoints etc and one to host the Zoom Call)
Microphone
Speaker(s)
USB Camera to view in room audience (You could use a Smart Phone)
Tripods/stands for cameras and mics.
An open letter recently sent to all Club Presidents and Secretaries calls for the nomination of candidates for the position of District Governor (District 6330) for the period from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024.
 
Nominations must be endorsed by Rotary Clubs, but you do not have to be a club president to initiate a nomination.

Interested in learning more - click the 'Read More' link.
Global Grants Scholarships
Each year Rotary District 6330 selects one student to receive a Global Grant Scholarship, valued at $30,000 USD, to fund one year graduate-level study at a university outside of Canada or the United States in 2021-2022, leading to a career in one of Rotary’s seven  areas of focus.
 
Interested applicants should
 
1. Go to the Rotary District 6330 web site https://rotary6330.org/sitepage/global-grant-scholarship
and download: • Global Grants Scholar Application • Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarships – Terms and Conditions
 
Here is the link to the District Zoom Webinar that was held yesterday, September 1st, 2020 with our special guest RI Past President Barry Rasin. He talks about how Rotary responded during and after Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas.
 
September 1st marks the 1 year anniversary of  Hurricane Dorian hitting the Bahamas. Here is a Documentary that was only completed on August 30, 2020 so it is fresh and well done, here is the link; 
 
Please consider a donation to the Rotary Foundation to help support this and other important projects; https://my.rotary.org/en/donate
WANTED – Nominations for District Governor
for 2023-24

 
Each year we call upon our Clubs to explore with the members of their Club the exciting opportunity to serve as District Governor. 
 
District 6330 selects a District Governor by Nominating Committee.
 
Nominations for District Governor to serve during the Rotary year 2023-2024 are now being accepted until October 31st 2020.
 
Members in good standing who are willing and able to serve as District Governor and have served as Club President are eligible to be nominated. Qualifications and responsibilities of the Governor-Nominee can be found in the 2019 Manual of Procedure Article 16.010 Qualifications of a Governor Nominee.
 

Africa Certified Polio Free | Rotary Club of ReadingRotary and its GPEI partners celebrate a monumental achievement, say global eradication of wild polio is possible with the continued dedication and persistence of Rotarians

The World Health Organization (WHO) on 25 August announced that transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries of its African region. This is a historic and vital step toward global eradication of polio, which is Rotary’s top priority.

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Binish Desai began working on an eco-friendly brick made from recycling and waste, when he was 11. The former Rotary Youth Exchange student, inventor, and entrepreneur credits Rotary with giving him the support to pursue his dreams. Now he’s giving back through a new Rotary club. Read more 
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Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, (District 6400) has been nominated to become Rotary International’s President for 2022-23, a selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.

A current Rotary Foundation trustee, Jones has been a member since 1997 and has served Rotary as vice president, director, training leader, committee chair, moderator, and district governor.
DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)
 
Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds. And we’re committed to reflecting the communities we serve by being inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities. Throughout 2020-2021, Rotary will host a webinar series to explore diversity, equity, and inclusion, with topics that range from understanding our own implicit biases to learning how to hold each other accountable. Read more about the sessions that will be offered.  
 
Register now for the first webinar, Design an Inclusive Plan for Your Organization on Thursday, 17 September at 15:00 Chicago time (UTC-5), and submit your questions to our experts. A recording of the session will be available to everyone who registers. In the meantime, you can explore the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion learning topic (My Rotary login required) to find resources to use in your clubs and to share best practices with other members. 

The twisted and radical thoughts of a Rotary membership specialist.

For a number of years, successive Rotary International leaders have been calling for disruption. Well, now we have it. COVID-19 clearly wasn't what they had in mind, but I'd suggest it will act as the biggest peacetime disruptor Rotary has ever seen.
 
I recently received a phone call out of the blue from a Rotary friend interstate. I won't name him here, but he is a fellow maverick and out-of-the-box thinker with an impressive record of membership development across a number of clubs, and a fellow new club initiator. He rang me to ask if I had any thoughts on how COVID-19 would affect Rotary's membership. My initial response was that I hadn't really had time to think about it. I've recently had a change in career path and Rotary has fallen a rung or two on my list of priorities.
 
 
I have recently received a number of questions from across the District on how best to respond over diversity and racism in these uncertain times.
 
At the RI Virtual Conference last week President Mark Maloney Rotary’s reminded all Rotarians that our core values are the bedrock of our organization:
  • Fellowship
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Service
  • Diversity
He went to say “we must become better listeners and be more openminded learners” and he urged “all clubs to hold a mirror to ourselves and ask if our membership and club experience reflects the diversity of our communities…. where ever we come up short we must be willing to correct our course and face the challenge without fear or hesitation”
 
website redesign
 
The changes will help make the website more user-friendly and easier to navigate. Over the next few months, you will notice changes to the menus, layout, and format of the website and subpages. Please be patient as we work through completing these. If you have suggestions for changes you'd like to see, please let us know by contacting d6330@gmail.com.
 
Come take a look!
  
20 YEARS OF CHALLENGES: ShelterBox Adapts to Overcome  
 
ShelterBox is not new to working in challenging situations. Flexibility and adaptation are inherent to the way we work with communities after disaster all over the world. Flexibility is important to ensure that communities receive the tools that they need to foster self-recovery. Adaptation fuels innovation as we monitor how aid is used and can be improved upon to better support those using it.
 

“We are flexible. We know that some of the families we help will be impatient to rebuild and strengthen their homes, while others don’t have the capacity or opportunity to start doing this straight away. Creating a home is a process that takes time and we support families to continue on that journey.”
 - Dave Ray, ShelterBox Operations Coordinator

 
If your looking for new Fund Raising Ideas, have a look at our NEW IDEAS PAGE!
 
Some of the suggestions we have and if you have a great idea you would like to share with other clubs all the better! Feel free to share them here!
 
Make sure you check out the Google spreadsheet at the bottom of the page with 30 more fundraising ideas for you!
 
PolioPlus Responding to the Covid-19 Challenge
 
Rotary's worldwide Polio Plus program has not only nearly eradicated  the disease, it has created an infrastructure which is now being utilized to fight Covid-19. Read what Mike McGovern, Chair of the Rotary International PolioPlus Committee and John Germ, Past Rotary International President and Chair of the Polio Countdown to History Committee report about Rotary's Covid-19 response.
(from Rotary Voices - May 29, 2019) - By Joe Otin, governor-elect of Rotary District 9212 (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan)

 

I gravitate naturally to statistics despite the negative feelings some people have about them. I think that information is the fuel that our world runs on and without it our systems will sputter, stall, and shut down. That is because statistics are significant in decision making.

When I joined the Rotary Club of Nairobi East, Kenya, 19 years ago, I was told that good Rotarians were defined by the regularity of their attendance, the frequency of their gifts to The Rotary Foundation, and most importantly by their ability to introduce new members to the club.

But that is not what attracts people to Rotary ... to learn more - Read the rest of this post

The Council On Legislation (COL) is held once every three years with the 2019 cycle recently concluded in Chicago, Illinois from April 14 through April 18, 2019. 116 proposed enactments plus one RI board proposed position statement were presented, 47 were adopted, 55 were rejected and 15 were withdrawn. Of the 47 pieces of adopted legislation 6 items were of direct consequence to clubs.
Are you unsure where to start with your new member orientation? Have members learn more about Rotary and even test their knowledge with the new Rotary Basics course in the Learning Center. They’ll read about Rotarians from around the world, learn about our values and causes, and deepen their understanding of Rotary through this interactive course.

The Rotary Basics course was designed for new Rotarians, but it’s also a great refresher for other members — and even nonmembers — who want to know more about Rotary.

To take the class, use the link above. Anyone who isn’t signed in to My Rotary will be prompted to do so before going to the Learning Center.
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