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Monday, November 23, 2009

District Governor Of Rotary News Letter.

The Rotary District 7810 Governor's New Letter...This District Straddles The US / Canadian Border And Is Unique!

Rotary Review District 7810 News letterOctober/November 2009 #3DG Gordon A. Dempsey
gordon.dempsey@rogers.comMessage from District Governor Gordon Dempsey

In sitting down to do this month’s newsletter I was quick to realize that we are already four months in to the new club year. Where does the time go? I sense by the activity in the clubs that they too are on their way to a very productive club year. A lot has been happening in our district.For me, by the time this newsletter reaches everyone I willhave completed all my scheduled club visits and will have rolled up near 15,000 kilometers. What an experience! One that I will remember forever.

We live in a beautiful part of the world and some times I think we do not even realize it. I have seen and enjoyed the hospitality of both individual Rotarians and each club in our district. There have been a lot of happenings around the district this month. The Shelter Box presentation and supper in Moncton was a tremendous success. We were successful in our application for RI’s Public Relations Grant. We have established a very exciting and pro-active Friendship Exchange Committee. Our GSE Committee has selected the team leader for this years GSE with Brazil and a call has gone out to the clubs to nominate a Past District Governor to sit on the Nominating Committee for the next RI Director.

As we move into November please continue your focus on membership growth, contributions to the Rotary Foundationand public relations. November is “Rotary Foundation Month”. Yours in Rotary, Gordon

Friendship Exchange Anyone interested in joining the Rotary Friendship Exchange to southeast Australia leaving approx April 15, 2010 for 15 days please contactone of the following co-chairs. You will be staying with Rotarians during this visit and are responsible for your roundtrip ticket(landing in Adelaide) and some incidental extra excursions and an occasional meal. It’s a great way to see another country!

Contact John Trainor - St. Stephen 506-466-4734
or Pam Bridges - Calais, ME: 207-454-3210.

District 7810 Foundation Co-chairs I am pleased to announce that the Districthas decided to increase the Foundation's support to the clubs by having a Co -Chair relationship. Effective immediately Foundation will be Co-Chaired by both PDG Rick Rogers and PDG Michel Legere. Michel will be responsible for the eastern half of our district and Rick will be responsible for the western half. I encourage all of our clubs to take advantage of the Foundation Chair for your area. Both Michel and Rick are there to answer questions and assist your club. DG Gordon A. Dempsey
EVERY ROTARIAN EVERY YEAR - GIVING TOTHE ROTARY FOUNDATION Major Donors, Bequest Society members, Benefactors and Paul Harris Fellows are vital leaders in supporting The Rotary Foundation’s programs, helping to save and change lives around the world. Contributions by Every Rotarian, Every Year can make a difference in lives around the world. For example, a $100 contribution can provide mosquito nets for 50 children in Tanzania and $1,000 can supply micro credit loans for 23 women in the Philippines. How far will your contribution go? Have you made your gift yet? What better time than November, Rotary Foundation Month? The Future of Rotary Is in Your Hands, including the ability of its Foundation to save and change lives. Make your gift, of any size, today! www.trfcanada,org

The Quilt of Belonging Mission Statement: The Quilt of Belonging is a collaborative work of art that: recognizes Canada's diversity, celebrates our common humanity and promotes harmony and compassion among people.The Quilt of Belonging consists of 263 11-inch fabric squares, 70 representing all Aboriginal groups, 193 featuring all immigrant nationalities in Canada. The Quilt project was acollaborative effort which took over six years to complete and involved hundreds of volunteers from across the country.Quilt to be Exhibited at 2010 International Rotary Conventionby Joanne High The Quilt of Belonging will be featured as a special guest exhibition in the House of Friendship next spring at the International Rotary Convention in beautiful Montreal. Rotarians provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The organizers of the Rotary convention anticipate over 20,000 delegates from all over the world as Rotarians celebrate 100 years in Canada. We feel privileged to exhibit the Quilt to this respected international audience.

For Your Information Why not use the video on Membership shown at the Membership – Foundation- PR Seminars this fall asa club information and/or recruiting tool? Order it at:

2009-10 ELECTION OF CLUB OFFICERS All clubs are reminded that their election of officers for the 2009-10 year should be underway now. Results of this election should besent to Terry MacDonald before Jan 1, 2010

Please note that if someone accepts the office of secretary or president that means they are willing to attend PETS and SETS Training Session Apr 24, 2010 in Fredericton.Rotary District 7810

PLAN AHEAD: District Conference and Business Meeting June 4-6, 2010 in Saint John, NB. With Co-Chairs Grant Kimball and Sandra Moon
Houlton Maine Rotary Club's Leigh Cummings Will Be An Incoming District Governor..stay tuned for details of his year! ME REALTOR Andrew Mooers

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