April 17, 2022

Upcoming Events
Passport Club - Social Gathering
May 10, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Passport Club - Business Meeting
May 31, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Passport Club - Social Gathering
Jun 14, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Passport Club - Business Meeting
Jun 28, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Passport Club - Social Gathering
Jul 12, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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District Events

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District Governor's Foundation Moment

What are Rotary Peace Centres?
Teaching peace is no different than any other skill. It can be cultivated with the proper practice, passion, and guidance.

The seven Peace Centres – located in Bangkok, Thailand, Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, Bradford, England, Tokyo, Japan, Brisbane, Australia, Kampala, Uganda, and Uppsala, Sweden – guide peace fellows to become catalysts of peace. Through academic training, practisehttps://lnkd.in/eN7TPeEp, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Fellowship leads to fulfilling careers that involve building peace in their everyday lives.
  • 93% of working alumni have a job connected to peace development.
  • 90% of alumni have opportunities to connect & collaborate with Rotary networks and partners.
  • $188 million has been contributed to the program.
Learn more about Peace Fellows and the Rotary Peace Centres here: https://lnkd.in/eN7TPeEp.

Executives & Directors

President Elect
Secretary & Public Image
Past President
Director Greater Montreal
International Service
The Rotary Foundation
President Nominee
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Nicke Salén
April 4
Chris Cochrane
April 18
Bob Whyte
Barb Whyte
April 24
Join Date
Bob Whyte
April 1, 1973
49 years

President's Message

Maddie Roy
member photo
April is Maternal & Child Health month.
Happy holidays to those celebrating Passover, Easter, and Ramadan.
The District's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is meeting on April 18th at 7 pm EDT. Click here to connect!
It was great seeing so many of you online last week for fellowship. Stay tuned for more updates from our new friend Lars when it comes to vision exercising!
Have a great week,
If you were able attend the Social meeting last Tuesday (12 April) you were introduced to Lars Henriksson, who will be conducting the Vision Exercise with us. Not to worry if you weren’t at the meeting, or if you want to think more about what he said. Secretary Chris recorded the Introduction to Vision Exercise process that Lars presented. https://vimeopro.com/jccringle/passport
In addition to being Consul for Sweden and a Rotary PDG, Lars is also Coordinator for Zone 28 for the International Vision Facilitation Committee’s (IVFC) Club Visioning program.  District 7070 has been involved with the program for about 15 years now. It is a real opportunity for us that Lars has offered his services (and those of his team) as we seek to grow into our own unique D7040 Passport Club future. 
You will be getting more specific information about dates and activities this week, but in the meantime - take a look at the link above.
                                      -Margaret Shibley
Coffee with a Rotarian
The list for April can be found here.
Please check all updated information for the District Conference on the district website, www.rotary7040.com, information box top left corner.

Responding to

the Crisis in the Ukraine

In response to the deepening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, The Rotary Foundation has created an official channel for Rotary members around the world to contribute funds to support the relief efforts underway by Rotary districts and has designated its Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions.
  • Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund in support of Ukraine can be made here. All funds need to be received into the Disaster Response Fund by 30 April 2022 in order to qualify for use in support of the Ukrainian relief efforts.
  • Although the Disaster Response Fund will be the main avenue for Rotary Foundation support, Rotary and Rotaract clubs are also encouraged to create their own responses to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.