The Bridge
News and Information review
for District 6330 Rotarians
Volume: 2020-2021  Issue: 6
December 2, 2020
Editor: Colin Macdonald (

District Governor David’s Message

December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

Welcome to the last month in 2020! Being alive in 2020 is special because it is the only year you are likely to live through where the first two digits will match the second two digits. The next year that follows this pattern is 2121!

The pandemic had potential for us to think 2020 was not so special! Rotarians will always focus on finding ways to serve our communities and help others we have never met! Rotarians understand “The key to Success is to focus on Goals not obstacles” Anonymous 

I want to thank club president’s for not only setting goals for the current Rotary year but changing mid-stream to meet the very changing world we live in! Club Presidents are now generating a long-term vision for their club that will emphasis the core values and benefits of Rotary and remind us our mission:

“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 3 -5 year action plan which will reinvigorate their clubs, generate a new sense of vitality, purpose and action.

December 9th Noon Zoom will feature Rotary International President Nominee Jennifer Jones who will be having a conversation on Rotary International’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion policy and sharing her insights for the future. Goderich Rotaract will be providing helpful tips to increase your image in social media and Rotary Club of Flushing will share their Polio Plus campaign.

Please save the link below to join the webinar Dec 9th @ noon:
Passcode: 056177

Webinar ID: 873 7944 6592

Rotary International President Holger Knaack summarizes 2020 best;

“We are not just surviving; we are gaining strength. We are discovering how resilient our organization truly is. We are seeing for ourselves how Rotary Opens Opportunities — even during pandemics — to grow, connect, and engage our members and the communities we serve.”

Susan and I want to wish you and your family all the best this holiday season and hope you stay safe!

Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Eid Mubarak, Happy Hanukah, Happy Holidays!


David & Susan Elliott

District Governor 2020-21


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Weekly Polio Update; Pakistan, Afghanistan Dropping
Polio This Week 25 November, 2020
Why Satellite Clubs can bring together all ages

By Yoshisaku Shimamura, past governor of District 2830 and a member of the Rotary Club of Goshogawara Evening, Aomori, Japan

It is always the young people who build our future. At the same time, we now live in an age where life expectancy can reach 100 years. Some say 80 can be the prime of one’s life. I envision a future where younger and older generations work together to promote the ideal of compassion and cooperation that we firmly believe in Rotary. Satellite clubs may be the best way to achieve that approach. This is our story. 

Read More ...

Does A Satellite Club Have To Be In Your Area?

Not Necessarily ...

... consider this story from the 'Rotary Voices' blog
Recently, I attended a memorable event, the inauguration of a 15-member satellite club, Garth, in South Wales District 1150. What is unique about this satellite is that it is being hosted by my own club of Chelwood Bridge, which is in District 1200. How is that so? Read more of this post
ShelterBox Update
20 YEARS OF GRATITUDE: Home for the Holidays

As the calendar year comes to a close and we reach the half-way point of the Rotary year, families all over the world are gathering in new ways to find gratefulness in being together, however that may look. Thank to our supporters in 2020, ShelterBox has been able to ensure that over 25,000 families have a home for the holidays. Home is the center of all that we do at ShelterBox, the same way as home is central to our lives, families, and communities.

“For Filipinos, home – or ‘bahay’ as we call it – really is where the heart is. It’s the centre of our family life, our social life and very often our working life too. At Christmas especially, being able to get together in our own homes means everything to us.”
                                                                                                                – Rose Placencia, ShelterBox Operations Philippine



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