August 29, 2021
Upcoming Events
Passport Club - Board Meeting
Aug 31, 2021 4:00 PM
Passport Club - Board Meeting
Sep 28, 2021 4:00 PM
Passport Club - Board Meeting
Oct 26, 2021 4:00 PM
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District Governor's Foundation Moment

What is a Paul Harris Society Member?
The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who elect to contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or approved global grants. The purpose of the Paul Harris Society is to honour and thank individuals for their generous, ongoing support of The Rotary Foundation.
Paul Harris Society contributions also count toward Sustaining Member (Annual Fund contributions only), Evert Rotarian Every Year (Annual Fund contributions only), Paul Harris Fellow, and Major Donor recognition. Recognition consists of a chevron style pin and a certificate provided by your District Paul Harris Society Coordinator.
Paul Harris Society members are listed in the Paul Harris Society Report.
Are you interested in taking the next step in supporting our Foundation?
Did you make a donation to PolioPlus when you received your COVID vaccination? It's not too late.

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
David Wilder
August 9
Margaret Shibley
Akos Jagodics
August 3
Nicke Salén
Monika Salen
August 4
Ariane Carriere
Fred Carriere
August 9
Fred Carriere
August 9
Esther Arlan
Lionel Arlan
August 15
Join Date
Corina Paraschiv
August 12, 2020
1 year
Ariane Carriere
August 22, 2001
20 years
President's Message
Maddie Roy
member photo

We are rapidly approaching the end of summer and in this corner of the world the sun is already hiding behind the clouds! Here is the agenda for our final board meeting of the summer (gentle reminder, while our board members are expected to attend these business meetings that are held on the last Tuesday of each month, they are open to all of our members and I am always happy to see you all there). If there is anything that you would like to discuss during the meeting (any other business), please shoot me an email before the meeting.


Agenda for August 31st board meeting

Call to order

Notice of meeting quorum

Approval of record of decisions from June meeting

Report from President

Report from Area Directors

Financial report

Any other business


See you on Tuesday!



Secretary's Thoughts
Anyone who wishes to submit photos or copy for this bulletin, the deadline is 5 pm Eastern time on Fridays to be included in that week's version. If received after 5 pm Eastern, it will be placed in the following week's bulletin.
Please send anything you wish included to myself.
Till next week ...

Membership in Rotary International

If you asked a Rotarian if he or she belonged to Rotary International, the individual probably would look puzzled and answer, “Of course, I’m a member of Rotary International.” But in this instance, the confident Rotarian would be technically wrong. No Rotarian can be a member of Rotary International!
The explanation of this apparent contradiction is simple. The constitutional documents of RI state that membership in Rotary International is limited to Rotary clubs. More than 32,000 Rotary clubs belong to the organization we call Rotary International.
A Rotary club is composed of persons with the appropriate qualifications of good character and reputation and a business or professional classification and who serve in an executive or managerial capacity. The Rotarian belongs to a club; the club belongs to Rotary International.
This technical distinction is not obvious or even known to most Rotarians and seldom does it create any problems or complications. It does explain, however, why the RI Board of Directors places expectations on and extends privileges to Rotary clubs, rather than to individual Rotarians.
If someone asks if you belong to Rotary International, your most accurate answer would be, “No, I belong to a Rotary club.” But it is doubtful anyone would understand — or, in fact, care about — the difference.
Ariane Carriere, Membership Chair