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Hello Canadian Rotarians in Zones 28 and 32,

I'm excited to share with you today an exceptional opportunity for your Rotaractors and young Rotarians. Please help us share and promote this program so all eligible Rotaractors and Rotarians can become aware, sign up and take advantage of the bursaries and volunteer opportunities.

The Rotary family has continued to innovate and create new solutions for our communities' most pressing challenges as we navigate difficult and unusual times. The global COVID-19 pandemic has created economic and social hurdles for all sectors of society. Post-secondary students and recent graduates are particularly vulnerable. The pandemic affects their studies, ability to graduate, finances and career opportunities. It affects youth in Rotary and their ability to donate their time and support our organization in carrying out our initiatives in the community.

In response, our zone, along with Rotaract Canada Multidistrict Information Organization, are partnering with the Canadian Federal Government in a program called Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG). Rotaract Canada is part of a select group of Canadian non-profits to participate in the initiative. Rotaractors and Rotarians currently in post-secondary, recently graduated or returning to school in the fall will be eligible for a grant of up to $5,000 towards education by volunteering in new and existing Rotary and Rotaract initiatives happening throughout the summer.

Participating Rotaractors and Rotarians can take advantage of the many volunteer opportunities with Rotaract Canada, including the 28 committee positions available, or existing local projects and activities in their own clubs. There is also an exciting opportunity for Rotarians and Rotaractors to connect, build stronger relationships by interviewing and writing stories on behalf of seniors, celebrate their lives and achievements and share their wisdom and knowledge through the creation of an intergenerational capsule of community stories.

This one-of-a-kind partnership between government, Rotary, and Rotaract is being led by a team of innovators including Rotaract Canada leadership and Dean Rohrs, past Rotary International vice president. Having just recently chartered as the newest MDIO in our region, Rotaract Canada is already showing the value of national-level Rotaract organization and setting new precedents for innovative partnerships for the benefit of Rotaractors and the communities they serve.

You can learn more at You can also download additional information and resources at these links:

We count on you to share this opportunity with your district and help those students access those grants so support their education.
Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director 2020-2022

Extra Extra - first time that a club has chartered in the district in the last 5 years - a fully bilingual passport club in the Moncton area.

Après un long parcours et plusieurs hauts et bas, Rotary International nous as accueilli officiellement le 8 juin 2020 comme nouveau club dans la grande famille rotarienne mondiale. Merci à tous ceux et celles qui ont contribué de près ou de loin à l'atteinte de cet objectif.

After a long journey punctuated by highs and lows, Rotary International officially welcomed us June 8th 2020 as a new club in the world Rotary family. Thank you to all that have help us to reach that goal.



District Governor Noel Eustace - 2019 2020 Year End Message
Watch his year end message on the District 7810 YouTube channel or read it below the video.
Hi Everyone. This is District Governor Noel, wishing to reach out to everyone as we get close to the end of this Rotary year. Allow me to apologize, as this is my first take at doing a video message. We’ll just say, live, uncut all in one take. Lots of info so please be patient till the end. And here we go.

What a year it has been, eh?
First off, on behalf of the District, my wife Karen and I, a huge THANK YOU to each and everyone of you for all of your work that you and your clubs have done in your communities and for your hospitality when we came to visit.
Being honest, the governors visit is just one day of the many things that goes on during each Rotary year. To maybe refresh from our visit, we did chat about a date, a date in time and the significance of that date in history. Inclusive of the significant events of that date, was the chartering of your Rotary club. That in itself is significant in history, be it recent history or further ago in history. We compared some events and advancements that were revolutionary in their day, but no where near the same today. Things had changed! What was is not what is today. And what is today is not what will be tomorrow.
Because of a brave group of passionate people, all leaders in your community, they chose to come together to create positive change, to form a Rotary club. Each and everyone of you are amazing for continuing that idea. Whether you realize it, let alone accept it, each of you are leaders and change makers in the lives of so many. We also chatted about just asking good people to join our organization. And so many of you did that. The result of all of your efforts we accomplished two huge milestones…. Your efforts increased District membership by over 100 new members. Realizing we lose a few through the year, we have netted out over 30 new members. This is HUGE. Within our Zone, Zone 28 we are made up of 3 countries, 21 districts 1067 clubs with just over 37000 members. Your efforts this year was the largest in all the Zone. Actually, our District was approximately 1/3 of the zones total membership growth. Yes… that huge. THANK YOU, especially our District membership chair, Nigel Bayless.
Including all that, we also have chartered a new club. The first in 5 years. Past District Governor Wayne Wornes was the last Governor to have done so, chartering the RC of Hanwell. This new club is called the Rotary Club of the Atlantic International Passport - Club Rotary de l'Atlantique International Passeport with Charter President Richard Lemay. Merci tous la monde, Thank you all.
On top of this, District 7810 is also a Charter member in the formation of Rotaract Canada. A huge step forward in recognizing Rotaractors as true partners of Rotary.
In trying to speak the speak about change, we changed up the District conference. We were truly fortunate to have our very own Rotary Director participate. Thank you to Jeffry Cadorette. From the 200 participants representing 33 clubs to the Maritime kitchen party and the breakout secessions to the Polio Tulip campaign contribution (thank you Pam Harrison for engaging so many of us) the conference was
educational, informative, and fun!

Back to the history conversation. We as a District have also the huge honour of recognizing clubs who have achieved 100 years of service. Not just one, not two, but three. WOW! That is a lot of service. To the Rotary Clubs of St Stephen, Houlton, and Moncton, Thank you for all you have done for the past 100 years and for what you will do for the next 100 years. Please know, none of this would not have happen if not for the sponsor club, the Rotary Club of Saint John, now 106 years old…. My, my my. In honour of this, a plan was started over 3 years ago by reaching out to then RI President Nominee Mark Maloney. We had a grand celebration planned to recognize each of the 3 centennial clubs PLUS one from our neighbouring 7820 who had 1 club celebrating their centennial too. A very special shout out to the Rotary Club of Moncton who had planned a massive gala event of 500 people (that was sold out almost immediately) and to the Rotary Club of Moncton West and Riverview for being the District co-ordinators for the for the overall event of President Marks visit to our area including a Rotary luncheon of over 250 people and club and project visits all over the Greater Moncton area.
So, with all our chatting about change, the unbelievable happened! The global pandemic! Our families, our friends, our businesses our jobs, our clubs even our organization has been turned upside down, twisted, shaken, rattled, anything you can think of. Everything stopped and I mean everything. BUT, that does not mean we stopped thinking and being creative. Creative on how we can help our families & friends, our businesses and our communities and our Rotary. Yes, things changed with Rotary, an understatement of the year, but WOW, did each of you ever step up. No matter the personal challenges and sacrifices we have all had to face, each of you as Rotarians have sure stepped up. The shared stories of community support have been nothing short of amazing and inspiring! THANK YOU. Please keep this up. Your engagement in the community does make a HUGE difference for so many. Staying connected with each other, with the District and with Rotary international is also important. Please continue to have online meetings, be creative, have special events, anything for any reason to stay connected is as much important to each of us as it is to our clubs, our organization and most importantly, our communities.
That being said normally these last few months of the Rotary year is made up of special events, charter nights, Paul Harris Nights, community recognition events, etc. all leading to supporting the Rotary Foundation. With all that has stopped, please do not forget about our Foundation. It is events such as we are all experiencing today is why the foundation does what it does… helping those that need it. Now it is right outside our front doors. Our District has applied for a Rotary Foundation Global Relief Grant for Covid-19. Needless to say, the demand was huge and the current fund has been depleted. We have been told that grant applications will be held in order and with the new Rotary year, new funds will be allocated and grants filled.
The overall point is, please do not forget about OUR Foundation. If your clubs were planning on doing Foundation events this year, please follow through as soon as possible within the next couple of weeks. Our foundation needs our support more than ever.
Needless to say change is always challenging, some would say scary, even difficult and stressful. Notwithstanding current events, our district has been under a spotlight. During our visit, many of you have asked about our overall membership, the district and what all this means. Well, during all of this, a lot has happened. Starting 3 years ago, the Governor line of our district has been meeting with our counterparts in other Districts. Culminating this year with our request for a meeting with all governors of District 7790 to our west, District 7820 to our east and their successors plus our Director Jeffry and Director Elect Valarie during the Zone Conference in Niagara Falls last fall. We recognized we wanted to be in control of our fate and not leave it to others.
From this meeting, we decided to establish a committee as a whole with equal representation from all 3 districts. Chaired by our own Governor Elect John, we met face to face in Fredericton. From here we identified the best possible future for our districts. Believe it or not, this means we are going back to what we used to be, all one District once again. Originally within the Rotary world, there was a time we were known as District #1. New Brunswick grew so much, we were able to form our own District in 1958. Like we chatted during our visit, change is inevitable. So we, as an overall area are going to be changing. Rotary as an organisation is changing, so we hope to be progressive within this world of change. 
As all three Districts, we had sent a joint proposal to be approved by the Board of Directors of Rotary International. At their last meeting, they approved our request for the model and timelines we had presented. Effective on July 1st, 2022 Rotary International will form a new District, District 7815 that will include all of Atlantic Canada and St. Pierre Miquelon, France. The 10 Rotary clubs within the State of Maine, will become a part of District 7790. This means we have two years to transition and to get to know each other better. Part of this process is we have established two separate organizing committees, one for the transition for the 10 clubs to District 7790 and one for the formation of District 7815. We have solid representation on both committees. For District 7790, we have Floyd Rockholt and Marc Ouellette. For District 7815, we have soon to be Governor Elect Darren Hansen, Governor Nominee Harvey Bass and Past District Governor Silvana Bosca.
Want to know the funny part… as governor I had signed these documents during a leap year… on February 29th. 
What does all this mean…. Simple. My name is Noel and I am a member of the Rotary Club of Fredericton North and I will continue to serve my club and my community to the best of my professional, vocational and personal abilities. Nothing more, nothing less.
This close to the end of this Rotary year, and all the changes we all have experienced and made, the finances of the district have also been a key focus. As of our last Board meeting just last week, the operating budget tentatively shows a significant surplus since no in person training and travel costs have been incurred as originally budgeted. Once the fiscal period is complete and the final surplus is known, the board has approved a motion and District will be reaching out with three options;
1) Issue a credit to members in the form of a credit for membership dues
2) Providing a cumulative credit, based on membership, to the club to spend as you see fit
3) Provide an inter District matching grant program to support clubs who support Covid 19 specific projects within your own communities (this is to build on the Rotary International Global Grant Program we hope to receive in the next Rotary year)
Governor Elect John has committed to personally following up with each club President early in the new Rotary year to get each of your clubs’ feedback. 
Last but certainly not least, many of us were to be representing our District at the International Convention in Honolulu, right now…. This week. We all know it was cancelled, but the good news is there is going to be a virtual convention, June 20 – 26, 2020. Links are on the RI website. The positive in all of this… we all have an opportunity to be a part of such a first, the first virtual convention, complete with keynote speakers and break out secessions. To be a part of an RI convention, all without leaving your home or office. Still lots to
see and learn. Please consider registering, it is quite a program.
Overall, it has been an amazing year. Utterly amazing. Together as Rotarians, as clubs and as a District, we have accomplished so much as a whole. Karen and I are truly blessed to have met so many passionate Rotarians. We are in awe of all the good things each of you and your clubs are doing. Going forward please know we are here to support you in anyway we can. On a personal note, I wish to say thank you the
Governor line and everyone in the District leadership team for all their passion, drive, leadership and support through out the year. We look forward to supporting the District and Governor Elect John, the Governor line and the District leadership team during the next Rotary year and hope each of you will continue to do the same.
Thank you all. Dare to be the difference.
And remember… Rotary connects the world.
Be well. Be safe.
Yours In Rotary,
Noel CM Eustace
District Governor 2019-2020
Rotary Connects The World
Rotary International District 7810
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Rotary Leader
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Helping club and district leaders achieve success
Rotary Youth Exchange students benefit from service
Rotary Youth Exchange students learn valuable skills and make vital connections when they have a chance to take part in their host district's service projects. While these projects have taken on a new shape during the COVID-19 pandemic, clubs are still finding innovative ways to keep their youth involved. Also, for Youth Service Month, read a blog post about how to help your Youth Exchange students face the uncertainty of these extraordinary times.
Jenny Stotts, District 6690 membership chair and assistant governor, shares what she has learned about engaging members and keeping them (Rotary) happy.
We are redesigning Rotary Leader. Beginning with the July issue, this newsletter will have a revised format and will direct you to a variety of content that will help you achieve success leading your club or district.

Dear Rotary and Rotaract members,

As part of our alliance with Toastmasters, we’re offering new communication courses to help you grow your networks, improve your skills, and increase your impact in the community. Visit Rotary’s Learning Center on a personal computer or iPad tablet to take the first two courses (Note: courses can't be accessed on mobile devices):  
  • Develop a speech — Learn how to write compelling speeches that take into account your topic, audience, and goal.
  • Deliver a speech — Explore the effect your voice and body language can have on your audience.
These courses were developed by Toastmasters International; they include assignments to help you put your new skills into practice and peer evaluations to help you grow through collaboration. It may take a little longer to complete these courses than some of the courses in the Learning Center, but we believe it’s worth it. And as many of us are staying home due to the global COVID-19 epidemic, you can take the courses and complete assignments from home. To learn more, watch our new video.

These courses are just one of the many ways we’re investing in Rotary and Rotaract members. Practicing and improving your skills can help you succeed in your personal and professional endeavors. And using your skills within Rotary and Rotaract strengthens our clubs and increases our impact.

Please note that all Rotarians and Rotaractors with My Rotary accounts will have access to these courses. If you don’t have a My Rotary account, learn how to create one.

Share your feedback by completing the evaluation at the end of each course. Your input helps us develop new and better courses. And watch for more courses to be available later this year.

Learn more about Rotary’s alliance with Toastmasters at If you have any questions, write to


Sarah Remijan
Director of Learning & Development, Programs & Member Services
Rotary International
Membership Minute
April 2020
Ideas for strengthening membership
4 ways to engage members online
Are you looking for ideas to engage members while we’re physically distancing ourselves from each other? Has your club started meeting online? Here are some of our favorite resources to help:
Find more resources at
Revised requirements for the 2019-20 Rotary Citation 
We know that some of the 2019-20 Rotary Citation goals may be difficult for clubs to achieve during this pandemic, so we’ve revised the requirements. Instead of achieving five of the nine goals in the Unite People and Take Action categories, clubs now need to achieve at least three goals in each of these categories. The Presidential Distinction requirements remain the same, and clubs still need to be in good standing to be eligible. 

We appreciate the work you continue to do during this time and are looking forward to seeing the creative ways in which clubs achieve their goals. Clubs can still report their achievements as described in the Achievement Guide and use the Rotary Citation Recipients report on My Rotary to check their progress. Contact us at if you have any questions. 
Webinar: Connect With the (Online) Rotary World
Be sure to register for our webinar, Connect With the (Online) Rotary World, being held Tuesday, 28 April, 15:00-15:45 Chicago time (UTC-5), to join a conversation with Rotarians who are using technology to stay connected to their clubs and districts. You’ll be asked to share questions before the webinar, and you’ll get access to the recording and slides afterward. 
Let e-clubs help you get online during the pandemic
If your club wants to move its activities online, e-clubs can be an ideal resource. Learn how the Rotary E-Club of The Caribbean 7020 is helping other clubs and watch a short video about the advantages of meeting online. 

More from our blog: 
Ideas for staying connected despite social distancing
Ingrid Waugh, who’s an assistant Rotary coordinator, and a team of leaders from Zone 8 in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands have created a list of tips for keeping members connected during this challenging time. From virtual service projects to phone calls that help clubs check on members, you’ll find ideas for keeping social connections strong despite any physical distance. 
Membership Minute is a bimonthly newsletter that provides the latest membership trends, strategies, best practices, and resources to help strengthen membership in your clubs. The newsletter is sent to Rotary coordinators, district governors, district membership chairs, club membership chairs, club presidents and subscribers. Please forward this to anyone who may be interested. 

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Join us for World Immunization Week 2020 
World Immunization Week is Coming
As scientists work to find a vaccine for the new coronavirus, we can do our part to keep our communities healthy by helping Rotary spread the word about the importance of vaccinations during World Immunization Week, 24-30 April.

Immunizations save millions of lives every year and are widely recognized as one of our most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to put children’s health at risk around the world. 

Rotary knows firsthand that #VaccinesWork. Since 1985, we’ve contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children from polio. When children receive the polio vaccine, their pinkie fingers are marked with purple ink so health workers will know which children received the vaccine. Today, only two countries continue to report cases of polio caused by the wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

Take action in three easy ways: 
  1. Raise awareness of vaccination and polio eradication efforts by painting your nails — or pinkie — purple, or customize our new End Polio Now artwork with your signature and words of support. Post your pictures on social media using the hashtags #EndPolio and #VaccinesWork. 
  2. Download Rotary’s World Immunization Week Toolkit to get graphics and sample social media posts. 
  3. Donate to Rotary’s PolioPlus Fund. Your contribution will be tripled, thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 
A special thanks to District Membership chairs Nigel Bayliss (7810) and Gail Gosse (7820) for helping to create a collaborative online event for club leadership on April 18th. Current District Governor for District 5370 Tracey Vavrek was the guest speaker along with Zone Coordinator Doug Logan. The conversation was about exploring creative ways to engage Rotarians.
The video was recorded and can be found through the District's YouTube channel:

When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases
decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers
can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into opportunities by funding
grants that support water, sanitation, and hygiene programs.

You can make a difference both close to home and around the world with
a gift to The Rotary Foundation in celebration of World Water Day.
All District in person events through to June 30 are now postponed or cancelled.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Leadership Team of District 7810, we hope everyone is safe and well.
Needless to say, what is happening here, as well as globally, is unprecedented.
As a District, we wish to let everyone know that effective immediately, all District in person events through to June 30 are now postponed or cancelled.
Such events include and not limited to;
Training - RLI, District Leadership, PETS/SETS, Treasurers, Foundation, Public Image, etc.
Youth - RYLA/Interact, Youth Exchange Outbound orientation
Special Events - Centennial 100,
All in person District committee meetings
Please know, as we prepare for the upcoming Rotary year, we as a District will continue training digitally on line.
We are in the planning stages for having an on line version of PETS, Presidents training and along with some others.
As of now, the date of this training will be the same, this coming April 18th.
Yes, it will look, feel and be different, but we are willing to try something new. (Remember #thinkdifferent7810)
You will see and hear more from District Training as soon as possible on this event.
We are asking all Rotary and Rotaract clubs to follow suit.
Most, if not all, have already stopped meeting in person.
Please seriously consider postponing or cancelling any and all in person club meetings, committee meetings and in person community events.
This can be a time for true leadership. Social Distancing does not mean we have to become isolated.
Be creative! Use various social media's like facetime, skype, zoom, GoTo meeting, chat rooms, discussion groups, etc.
As a District, we have access to  GoTo Meeting. Have a virtual club meeting or committee meeting. District leadership uses this regularly to stay connected and stay in touch with each other.
If you wish to co-ordinate an on line meeting, let Terry MacDonald know and he can help coordinate for you.
Terry W. MacDonald
Executive Secretary
Rotary District 7810
506-478-7810 (c) 
April 4th, 2020 RLI Training Sessions have been Cancelled
After discussion at the board level, it has been decided that the RLI Scheduled for April 4, 2020 will be cancelled due to concerns with the continuing COVID 19 outbreak. 
Participants will be contacted directly with cancellation information shortly. Facilitators are asked to cancel their hotel room reservations directly with the Hotel Wingate Dieppe.
For our first time facilitators, please note that your sessions will now be moved to the Fall offering of RLI in Truro on October 24, 2020. Your assignments will be confirmed in the coming months. 
Thank you everyone for your understanding. 
Any questions, feel free to contact me directly. 
Leanne Whelan
Board Member for RLI Atlantic Atlantique Division
Facilitator Scheduler

Save the date - RI President Mark Maloney is coming to Moncton on April 27th.


Celebrating 100 years are Rotary Club of Houlton (Maine), Moncton Rotary Club (NB), St Stephen (NB), and from Rotary International - District 7820 - the Rotary Club of Sydney (NS).


Worthy to note that Rotary Club of Saint John is 106 years old.


More information to follow about the events that day.

To read the Bio for Mark Maloney, click on the link below

Happy World Rotary Day!!! 

Today, we celebrate the 115th Anniversary of the very first Rotary club at the Rotary club of Chicago.

It is also world Rotary Day, where we can celebrate the successes of all the Rotarians around the world who do great things in their community.

Be sure to spread the word about why you are in Rotary by wearing your Rotary pin, branded Rotary club shirt or other Rotary branded apparel out in public today and start a conversation.




French Level 1 **NEW**
English Levels 1, 2, 3, Graduate
Upcoming Leadership Training for all Rotarians with the Rotary Leadership Institute Training in Dieppe on April 4th.
It is always a great day with lots of information.

Conflict and violence displaced more than 68 million people in the past year, and half of those are children.

For Area 1,7 and 9 Clubs – this will be at the Campus Centre at the University of Maine at Presque Isle from 9am to 3pm Eastern Standard Time

Please mark on your calendar for a day of information, inspiration, and networking. All Rotarians are invited to attend workshops on Membership, Youth Services, Public Image, or Foundation. In addition, we request all President Elects, Secretary Elects, and Treasurer Elects attend workshops designed to assist you to make a smooth transition into those offices. 
Please register at:
Join the World Rotaract Week party this 9-15 March! This annual celebration highlights the success and importance of Rotaract in communities around the world. 

Check out these concrete ideas you can use to celebrate every day of the week!
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John Slipp
He is heading to San Diego in January 2020 for District Governor Elect Training!
Happy Holidays & Seasons Greetings District 7810 (French to follow):

On behalf of our family, Karen and I would like to extend to each of you, the Rotarians of District 7810, and your families the warmest wishes for the holidays.
Joyeuses Fêtes et Saisons Salutations District 7810

Au nom de notre famille, Karen et moi voudrions adresser à chacun d'entre vous, les Rotariens du District 7810, et à vos familles, les meilleurs vœux de vacances.
One of Rotary International's 6 areas of focus is Disease Prevention and Treatment and is the theme for December. In 1979, Rotary became the first service organization to create a campaign to immunize six million children in the Philippines in a multi year project. This start has led to where we are today, almost eradicating it from the world. Rotary is partnered with the Gates Foundation who matches the monies raised and together achieve over 500 million annually. 
Today we are down to 107 cases in two countries and the push is on to vaccinate the remainder. It has been the major focus of Rotary to take the impossible and find the solution. It is through the drive of a million Rotarians to raise money and to help with the volunteering to immunize children throughout the world. 
Did you know that October 24th is End Polio Day? District 7810 had a number of clubs doing specific fundraising and awareness activities in Northern Maine and New Brunswick. 
Did you know that the Gates Foundation matches Polio donations year-round? Many clubs are involved in End Polio activities throughout the year. 
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