Greetings from your new District Governor to you friendly Rotarians. Welcome to a new Rotary fiscal year. Welcome new Presidents and your boards. We have a new Rotary International President, Jennifer Jones, our first woman in this role from Windsor, Ontario!  Happy Canada Day.
Imagine Rotary is her theme, with the logo designed by an Australian Aboriginal person with the circle uniting us, the seven dots for people and our seven areas of focus that forms a guiding star. The green digging stick indicates the volunteer hours that we Rotarians do. The colours are of the women’s suffragette +movement of years ago. Purple could be for diversity, green for the environment and white for peace. Imagine Rotary.
  • Imagine World Peace.
  • Imagine girls getting an education. 
  • Imagine a world free of polio, malaria, and covid.  
  • Imagine people having clean water – Water First
  • Imagine women having healthy children. 
  • Imagine a world where there isn’t the great disparity between rich and poor.
  •  Imagine a world whose climate is stable and there is biodiversity
I will be visiting your clubs, often with your Assistant Governors to learn about your projects and fundraising, tell you what is happening with Rotary International and in our district. 
I will distribute the “Imagine Rotary” pins and banners. In lieu of a gift, please donate to Peace Centres - Donate | My Rotary and chose Area of Focus – Peace Building and Conflict Prevention and let me know.
Upcoming events
image5th of July is Jennifer’s Trans-Canada “Imagine Rotary” tour and she’ll be in Toronto. You can see her cleaning up the Great Lakes and Arctic Watersheds at the mouth of the Humber River in Toronto between 10 AM and 12 noon. You can see her on zoom at 12 noon and at 1:30 PM when she will broadcast to North Bay and Barrie at the Kids Against Hunger packing of nutritious ingredients for soups for our Indigenous people in Northern Ontario and you can see her again making another zoom broadcast to your club’s social event that evening at 7:30 PM. Register here for the BBQ dinner in Toronto. Zoom links for J. Jone's remarks on July 5th.
Wednesday Evening Talk Show
On Wednesday, 13th of July, at 7 PM, I will continue Past District Governor Steve Meadley’s evening talk show. Come and hear Deborah Emery of our Gore Bay club present our newest district Indigenous project, the Misko-Aski museum in Gravenhurst. Tim Thompson, a Mohawk from the Brantford Six Nations, who designed the Smithsonian Indigenous museum in Washington, D.C., will video conference with us about the project, of how seven local Indigenous groups will tell us of their past, present and future, and get our Rotary brand out there and on the Internet as this museum will also go virtual to Canada and the World. Talk Show link.
It will be “Groovy Baby” at our Gala dinner and dance.
Symposium on the
Norwegian Joy
September 1-6, 2022
Symposium in Anchorage November 3-5, 2022
The Rotary Club of Haliburton is organizing pre and post convention tours of New Zealand and Australia. For more info > read here.