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WPD AT THE FALLS

From Batavia to Brantford, over 100 Rotarians from all over District 7090, attended a celebration of World Polio Day at Niagara Falls, Ontario.   The magnificent Niagara Falls was alight with the colours of Rotary in recognition of our world wide success in almost eradicating this disease.   At a short reception prior to lighting the falls, attendees were reminded of the cost of this success, with a short moment of silence in remembrance of those that lost their lives in this effort.  We are indeed "This Close" and looking forward to the day when the last 2 countries are Polio Free.  While the call to come participate in the lighting of the Falls was open to all 7090 clubs and Rotary supporters, a  big shout out to all the clubs in the Niagara region for getting this project done!

IMPROVING ACCESSIBILITY

Do you know someone who uses a wheelchair for mobility? Do you know someone who has significant hearing loss, or poor vision? What if this person wanted to attend a meeting or other event at your Rotary club? What if they wanted to join your club? Could you accommodate them?
 
This is a topic many of us probably don’t give much thought to, unless a specific situation comes up. Yet, as Rotarians, most of us would opt to provide accessibility to our activities for people with disabilities if it were brought to our attention.
 
 

READY, SET, GO!

Is Your Club Really Ready to Recruit Young Professionals? Most clubs would love to bring in some young professionals as new members. But, many clubs aren’t sure about how they should recruit young professionals. Guess what? Recruiting young professionals really isn’t the most important issue. The most important issue is making sure your club is ready to attract, welcome and retain young professionals once they become aware of Rotary. As my friend, Amy Gringhuis (member of the Hamilton Tonic After 5 Rotary Club), put it, “You need to set the table before you invite your guests in for dinner.”
 
So, how do you make sure your club is ready to welcome and engage young professionals? We’re going to address that in workshops that will start in the fall. In the meantime, if you’re eager to get started, check out the ideas in this great article about Rotary International’s Young Professionals Summit.

DISCOVER ROTARY NOW

Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about your options for joining other leaders and volunteers in your community who are part of Rotary.  There are four things you should know about Rotary:
  • Rotary is simply an opportunity to build friendships, serve the community and improve the world.
  • Rotary joins leaders from all continents, cultures, and occupations.  We are a network of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs around the world.
  • Rotary exchanges ideas, bringing our expertise and diverse perspectives to help solve some of the world’s toughest problems.  It's people like you and me, working together to make the world a better place.
  • Rotary takes action to bring lasting change to communities around the world.  We take pride in providing sustainable solutions.
I hope you will reach out to a Rotary club in your area and let them know you are interested in becoming part of our team.
 
Click here to discover RotaryNow7090!
 
Kevin Crosby, IPDG
Director, Membership
 
 
 
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