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

District Governor David’s Message

Membership and New Club Development Month

In our business we have insurance and investment companies contact us with a similar phrase, “we are from head office and here to help!” Most have good intentions to help our organization however those who are most helpful understand our vision and action plans before suggesting how they can support us.

Over the next few months club presidents and directors will be working to complete action plans that align with Rotary’s 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.”

Your club needs your input! Consider how you would answer these questions;

What will your club look like in 5 years? What do you see yourself doing with Rotary in the next 5 years?

Will your club be more diverse and at the same time create an inclusive club environment that appreciates unique characteristics allowing members to share their ideas and other aspects of their true and authentic selves?

What does take action to create change in your community, around the world and in your self, mean to you?

Do you see an opportunity to engage another part of the community that is not part of your club?

Is there an opportunity for starting a cause-based club like supporting veterans or eliminating human trafficking?

Please take time to reflect on these questions and provide your responses to your club president.

Thanks to all clubs who have entered club goals into and for those who are still working on goals, we are here to help!

August is membership month and I am confident you will find that DGN Mike Caffee and PDG Diane Chantler are ready to help grow Rotary with membership ideas that will be specific to each club. Review their article this month and contact them for more information!

To enhance your Rotary experience, we are having membership exchange zoom meetings and our July meeting had over 200 participants! If you missed the personal chat with Rotary International President Holger Knaack, there is a link in this newsletter to view at your leisure.

Our next membership exchange zoom meeting is August 31st @ noon. Hurricane Dorian was an extremely powerful and devastating Category 5 Atlantic hurricane, that became the most intense tropical cyclone on record to strike the Bahamas. Rotary International Past President Barry Rassin is our guest speaker and he will share how his country is rebuilding with the support of Rotarians around the world by donating to the Rotary Foundation.

Upcoming membership exchanges will be:

September 23rd @ noon celebrating 50 years of Youth Exchange!

October 24th World Polio day celebrating Rotary’s effort to end polio!

Yours in Rotary,

David & Susan Elliott

District Governor 2020-21

P. 519.870.5268
Upcoming Club and Area Events
District Zoom Meeting with Rotary International Past President Barry Rassin
Zoom - virtual event
Aug 31, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Information and Recent News
Mark Your Calendar for this Special Event!
August 31st. @ noon will feature Rotary International Past President Barry Rassin who will discuss how Rotary helped his country when it was devastated by Hurricane Dorian on September 1st 2019!
Webinar ID - 810 9234 6761
Passcode - 981086
Did you miss Rotary International President Holger Knaack's talk to our District?
Holger Knaack President 2020-21 | Zones 28 & 32Watch Holger Knaack's personal talk at our District Zoom meeting from Germany. (Starts at about the 20 minute mark).
Growing Opportunities-Membership & New Club Development Month
Are you ready for Membership planning and growth in your Club this year?  Here are a few ideas from your Rotary MD’s to help you get started:

*Ensure you have a Membership Chair in your Club

*Make a plan of your Clubs goals for growth and put it into Rotary Club Central

*Share your Membership goals with your AG as well as your Membership Chairs name


The District Website is getting a Makeover! 
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
Come take a look!
Looking for New Fund Raising Ideas?
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!
Important Change to Global Grant Funding
An important change is being implemented to global grant funding for 2020-21.
  • Matching of cash donations, by clubs and individuals, to be discontinued as of July 1, 2020.
  • Matching of DDF contributions to Global Grants continues at 1:1
The Rotary Foundation has issued the following notice:
The global grant program has been very successful and has grown at an incredible pace since its launch in 2013. This growth, however, means that we expect the demand for global grants to dramatically exceed the capacity of the World Fund.
Rotary Peace Fellowship Candidate
Rotary Peace Centers | Rotary District 9930Every Rotary year 100 individuals are selected for a Rotary Peace Fellowship to study for a Master’s Degree or a Certificate at some of the most prestigious Universities in the world.  These Fellowships provide tuition, board, books, fees, transportation, and field study expenses.  As you can image the competition for this program is intense and some years more that 1,000 applications are received.
Shelterbox's August Newsletter
From the founding members in Helston-Lizard, to our partnership with Rotary International, to the individual Rotarians who passionately support us both personally and through their clubs – the passion, trust, and dedication from Rotarians all around the world, is an important part of ShelterBox’s past, and our future.
Weekly Polio Update; End Game Struggle
Polio This Week 15 July, 2020
Rotary Learning Centre
Finding yourself with extra time on your hands? Why not brush up on your Rotary knowledge and skills from the comfort and safety of your own home. 
Rotary Links
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Joining Rotary
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Object of Rotary
Rotary Basics
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District Information
Organization Chart
Organization Chart with Photos
Club Directory with Contacts
District Map
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District Links
D6330 Facebook Group
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Rotary Zones 28 & 32
Video Library
6330 Rotaract Clubs
Fanshawe College
Western University
Rotary News (RSS) Feed

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