September 12, 2021
Upcoming Events
Passport Club - Social Gathering
Sep 14, 2021 4:00 PM
Passport Education Center recording
ZOOM with Jacinthe Paille:
Sep 21, 2021
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Passport Club - Business Meeting
Sep 28, 2021 4:00 PM
Passport Club - Social Gathering
Oct 12, 2021 4:00 PM
Passport Club - Business Meeting
Oct 26, 2021 4:00 PM
Passport Club - Social Gathering
Nov 09, 2021 4:00 PM
Passport Club - Business Meeting
Nov 30, 2021 4:00 PM
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District Governor's Foundation Moment

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Executives & Directors

President Elect
Past President
Public Relations/Communications
Director Greater Cornwall
Director Greater Montreal
Director Greater Ottawa
International Service
The Rotary Foundation
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Esther Arlan
September 4
Jennifer Williams
September 18
Ariane Carriere
September 24
Brian Patterson
September 28
Yves Soumillon
September 29
David Wood
Sandy Wood
September 27
Len Goddard
September 29
Join Date
Nicke Salén
September 5, 2002
19 years
Yves Soumillon
September 13, 2017
4 years
President's Message
Maddie Roy
member photo
September is Basic Education and Literacy month.
This week I had the chance to reconnect with two wonderful friends from my time as a Rotary Youth Exchange student - exactly seven years after I first left home to embark on the journey. It was a beautiful reminder of the opportunities and connections that come with Rotary youth programs!
In other news - the Rotary Foundation of Canada recently funded an endowment to support the annual capstone seminar at Rotary’s newest Peace Center at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. What a great initiative that further connects changemakers and Rotarians in Canada and Uganda! Click here to read more about Rotary Peace Fellowships.
From youth programs to peace-building seminars - there's something for everyone in Rotary. What gets you excited about Rotary? What kind of impact do you want to make through Rotary? Feel free to let us know at our Fellowship Meeting on Tuesday, September 14th :)
See you on Tuesday!
Secretary's Thoughts
This Tuesday, September 14, at 4pm Eastern, grab your favourite beverage
and be prepared for a casual online social. Talk about anything and everything.
We may discuss as per our President Elect's words below. We'll be "live " online 
a half hour ahead of the scheduled start.
President Elect's Report
Passport Club Vision Exercise – Step 1.
In last week’s Bulletin I mentioned that we would be bringing a discussion for all Club Members to our Tuesday gathering for fellowship and conversation. Before we address any strategic planning that has been asked of us by the District, we need to first determine who we are, what are our strengths, what are our passions – in effect, what is the nature of our own club. That discussion will result in a mission statement that clearly sums up our intentions. 
To prime your mental pumps, and provide a context for our conversation, here are Rotary’s five avenues of service: 
1.         Club Service
2.         Vocational Service
3.         Community Service
4.         International Service
5.         Youth Service
You can find the full wording in the Standard Rotary Club Constitution, template, on the District website. However, I encourage you to think about how we might approach each of these areas as the D7040 Passport Club. 
See you on Tuesday! 
Margaret Shibley

Ariane Carriere, Membership Chair

The September Coffee with a Rotarian list can be found here.
The order sheet for mums can be found here.
Have you been adding in your makeups? We are only at 29%!
Meet the Member: Esther Arlan (Part two) 
In Lexington came the closing of the facility where my husband Lionel (he is an electro-optic engineer) worked and a new adventure and moving to Saranac Lake.  My involvement with Rotary took me to a different level of involvement when Lionel became DG of 7040.  Visiting many of the Clubs in the District showed me the many facets of Rotary.  The focus of the Clubs were varied but each provided the community in which they lived a community based project.  Many Clubs were involved with International programs – GSE, Ambassadorial Scholarships, Youth Exchange, etc.  In Saranac Lake we had several Youth Exchange students live with us.  We are still in touch with a few of them.  GSE teams were one of my favorite exchanges.  We hosted Rotarians and non-Rotarians and planned gatherings for them where they could meet people in the same field as them.  While all this was happening, I was on the local School Board (14 years) and on the New York State School Boards Association (about 10 years).
Eight years ago, we recognized that we are not aging as gracefully as we liked and needed to be near one of our children and their families.  Our oldest son was settled in his own business in NH, our daughter was in CA and our other son was in WA state.  So, with a flip of a coin, we decided to return to an area we knew and had friends.  Nashua NH is now our home.  No more moving around.  We joined one of the local Rotary Clubs but after a while I decided it was not the Club for me.  When I learned about the Passport Club from Ariane, I felt that that was the best fit way for me to still be involved.  Because of COVID I have not attended any local clubs (they meet on zoom) but I have been zooming with my old Club on a regular basis.  My days of volunteering have come to an end.  I will only do positive things now – like set up a library at a senior center.  My hobbies are still varied and I am part of a group of women that “stitch & bitch”. And I will take more classes in quilting.  Together we have traveled the globe and taken trips on our own.  I will always remember fondly the meeting where we were guest speakers in Mombasa, Kenya.  The potential school for girls in rural Kenya and the wonderful Rotarians I met around the globe.
Lionel and I have been married 67 years, have three great kids and their spouses along with 6 grandchildren who are all out of college and settled into different careers.  It has been a great ride that we hope to continue for years to come.

Congratulations to all of us!

PDG Hadi announced the 2020-2021 Rotary Citations at Saturday's District Council meeting.