March 21, 2021


Our next meeting will be March 30th at the regular 5:00PM Eastern time.  The link will be open at 4:30 for those wishing to have an opportunity to chat with members beforehand.
The link to join meeting is the same every month.
Please use the link below - note that a password is not necessary - participants are admitted by the meeting Chair from a Waiting Room.   
Meeting ID:774-1711-6547
Upcoming Events
Kingston Rotary Centennial Award Celebration
Mar 25, 2021
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Monthly Club Meeting
Mar 30, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
Apr 13, 2021 7:00 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
May 11, 2021 7:00 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
Jun 08, 2021 7:00 PM
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Foundation Moment with DG Hadi

What is The Rotary Foundation’s Funding Cycle?

The Rotary Foundation has a unique funding cycle that utilizes contributions for programs three years after they are received. The three-year cycle gives districts time for program planning and participant selections and allows The Rotary Foundation to invest the contributions. The earnings from those investments help pay for administration, program operations and fund development costs.

Your contributions to the Annual Fund in the Rotary year 2020-21 will be invested in the Rotary year 2021-22, and projects will be selected in the Rotary year 2022-23, with the funds actually spent in the Rotary year 2023-24.

Please support The Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund now and get involved in planning future projects.


Thank You/Merci,
Hadi Mortada,
Governor/Gouverneur 2020-21
Area Governor 2014-19
Club President 2013-14
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Director Greater Ottawa
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The Rotary Foundation
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Christopher Thompson
March 24
Fred Carriere
March 29
Terry Forth
Mehrun Forth
March 22
President's Message
Jacinthe Paille
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March is Water and Sanitation Month!
It’s springtime! In my backyard a beautiful cardinal comes to visit  frequently these days. I have always enjoyed spring but this year, I believe we will all appreciate it even more as it means we will likely get more freedom to get together again. Looking forward to it!
Our monthly meeting is coming soon (March 30) but until then, there are some activities you can participate in:
Monday March 22 is World Water Day! You could find an activity to celebrate the day online, or donate to a water-based organisation like founded by actor Matt Damon and Gary White.
On Wednesday March 24 at 7:00pm EDT the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise has organized an event entitled Let’s Talk Rotaract - and our very own Maddie will host the Q&A! Here’s the info: //
For more events, check the District website’s calendar:
Secretary's Thoughts
Hi fellow Passport Club Rotarians and friends,
Spring is now here and the weather here – at least in south eastern Ontario is certainly wonderful and very spring-like, so hope everyone is getting into a good mood.
We are also rapidly closing in on the end of March and our next meeting together will be coming up at 5:00 PM on March 30th that also means there is only three months left in this Rotary year which seems to have gone by so quickly.  In this Bulletin Ariane gives us a reminder and a link to update our make-ups.  Yours truly is one of the guilty parties, so I am hoping any others will join me in making this coming week a chance to get all of our make-ups recorded before we start the last quarter of our current year! 
It has also been a very challenging year with all of our respective lives disrupted in many ways and we are not too sure exactly what the “new normal” is going to look like.  Rotary has demonstrated great strength and resilience over the past year and most of our clubs have been successful in adjusting to the new digital realities, and of course our own Passport Club has had a significant advantage in this regard.   I suspect that the new normal is going to look a lot more like our club rather than the way our traditional clubs were before the pandemic.   Time will tell of course, but I am grateful that Rotary has remained strong and productive.
Have a great week everyone!
Yours in Rotary Service,
President-Elect Maddie Roy
I hope that wherever you are, the arrival of spring has brought a sense of renewal and peace. This week brought beautiful weather to Cornwall and it truly feels like winter is over!
For those who are interested in contributing to Corina's project (mentioned in previous bulletins - three hours of helping volunteers via videochat) it is not too late! Send an email to Corina at :)
In other news, Holger Knaack recently announced the Rotary Youth Exchange will be universally put on hold for the 2021-2022 school year. Though we expected this result, it is nevertheless sad - we in district 7040 along with all other districts involved in the program will use this time to fine tune our process and come back better than ever! In the mean time, make sure to spread the word to your favourite young people about RYLA and the 'Adventures in...' programs. Let me know if you'd like more info about these exciting opportunities!
Here is a message for an event that we could all greatly benefit from, brought to our attention by Margaret:
Caravane Philanthrope
( ) is a social organization that works with kids and seniors in need, locally and in international refugee camps. They also share their knowledge and experience with educators. A new session, Play is Essential, will be piloted April 1 - no joke!
FREE online presentation : "Play is Essential", by John Shibley
April 1, 19h00 (ET time)
***This (English) presentation is intended for primary and secondary school teachers, but anyone is welcome for the test run!***
We would like a first group of participants who are willing to participate in the presentation in order to ‘test’ the content and give constructive feedback.
Sign up at the URL provided in the link above (or You will get a Zoom link when you’ve registered.
Have a great week everyone :)


                         Membership Director Ariane Carriere
A word from Colin Lyle in South Africa:
This is to let you know that I am still alive and well in South Africa avoiding the pandemic in Europe.  Sadly, although life here has almost returned to normal, group meetings are still on the restricted list, so I have not been able to visit any local clubs.  That perhaps is one downside of lockdowns; visiting other clubs virtually, when you are unknown, is not the same experience as actually meeting other Rotarians personally.
Hope all is well with you.
YIR, Colin
There is a time difference of 6 hours from where we are to where Colin is. I don’t know if Colin and Nico have been able to do “Coffee with a Rotarian”, but anyone else who is inclined can certainly try to work something out. I know that I had a great conversation with Rick Conney this week. It certainly helps to get to know one another better and I look forward to seeing who I will be paired with next month.
The March list for Coffee with a Rotarian can be found here.
When was the last time that you entered a makeup? In case you've forgotten, there is a download file on our home page, on the left-hand side. Our attendance is down from over 66% to less than 65%.
We have been invited by the Pacific Northwest Passport Club to participate in a joint meeting. They usually meet on Saturdays. This would be for fellowship and to compare some of what we do. If you are interested, let Ariane know. So far I have heard from one interested person.

The Toileton Project

We have been asked by the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise to participate in the third phase of the Toileton project. Simmy and I were in El Salvador last year and saw the early stages of this in several schools. If you want to read more about it go to the Cornwall Sunrise page .
We participated in a water project that provided pumps and piping for Talnique, but we did not need to put in any funds since we still had a credit with the Sunrise club from selling mums. We had budgeted $220.00 CAD for another Sunrise project in this year’s budget, but the Board has agreed to give $300.00 CAD for the Toileton project.


Things always work better when we use the team approach in our District. As the District bulletin editor, I know there really should be someone to be my assistant/backup/replacement. Only I know what I receive in the way of articles and news events, and how it goes into the bulletin. The ClubRunner bulletin is an online version, where several people could work on stories, but at the end you pull it together into one.
Is there anyone that might be interested in something like that? I'm trying to set up the new version by July so that we can start a new Rotary year with a team bulletin. Send a message to Ariane if you have that interest, and especially if you are familiar with using ClubRunner for online bulletins.
Articles should be sent to me no later than the 25th of any month to be included in the next month's bulletin. Right now I receive them, but I'd like to have a team.