June 9, 2024
Upcoming Events
Board Meeting: Online only
Jun 14, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM UTC-04:00
In person Club Social / District 7040 ChangeOver
Domaine Perrault Winery
Jun 22, 2024
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM UTC-04:00
Club ChangeOver/ Monthly Online Meeting
Jun 25, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM UTC-04:00
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Grants – local OR international!
As this Rotary year winds down, it simply remains to be said, THANK YOU for ALL YOU HAVE DONE for OUR District 7040, through The Rotary Foundation, this year.
All your financial contributions have been most gratefully accepted and we extend a huge thank you to you, for them!  For all your tireless hours spent on local projects, global grants, club initiatives, and caring for your communities, we extend a huge thank you to you, for them!
We look forward to starting fresh July 1st; seeing new people join us, seeing experienced members expand their interests, seeing Rotary grow in every way in our District.
From the bottom of our hearts, the entire Foundation Team thanks you for a wonderful Rotary year. See you in July!
(The next Rotary Foundation Moment will be in July! And by the way – if you are interested in joining us on the District Foundation Team, on one of our many committees, please let me know as soon as possible!)

Executives & Directors

President Elect
President Nominee
Past President
Director, Membership / Coffee with a Rotarian
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Club Rotary Foundation Chair
Meeting Minutes / Finance
FaceBook/Social Media
Bulletin & Public Image: ALL MEMBERS
RYLA Co-Chair
District 7040 Literacy Chair
District 7040 Online Tech/Specialist
District 7040 Rotary Foundation Chair
District Fellowships and Friendships Exchanges & RI Convention Promotion
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Terry Forth
June 15
Elisa Holland
Paul Holland
June 2
David Carey
Barbara Carey
June 25
Charlie Stewart
Deborah Stewart
June 29
Join Date
Laird Coghill
June 1, 2018
6 years
Elisa Holland
June 26, 2012
12 years
Barbara Parker
June 30, 2008
16 years
Jake Maarse
June 30, 2001
23 years


President's Ponderings

Rotary Fellowship: Building Stronger Communities Together

Fellowship lies at the heart of Rotary International, serving as a cornerstone of the organization's ethos and mission. 

In recent years, Rotary has reaffirmed its commitment to fostering fellowship among its members, recognizing the profound impact that strong relationships and camaraderie can have on community engagement, service projects, and personal growth. Rotary emphasis on fellowship is not only a reflection of its values but it’s also a strategic choice aimed at nurturing a vibrant and connected network of individuals dedicated to making a positive difference in the world.

Although through my years as a Rotarian I have built many lifelong friendships, I understand that those friendships are a secondary benefit. Rotary fellowship serves a higher purpose 

Firstly, it builds a sense of belonging and community

Rotary clubs serve as hubs of connection and belonging, bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds, professions, and cultures. Through regular meetings, social events, and collaborative projects, Rotary fosters a sense of community where members feel valued, supported, and inspired to contribute to the greater good.

Secondly it builds a world wide support network for service projects

Fellowship strengthens Rotary's capacity to undertake impactful service projects by fostering collaboration, teamwork, and shared purpose. Some of my most poignant Rotary memories include walking to raise money to build a house for a returning war hero. And planting trees in Sudbury’s Rotary Park to contribute to the environment. Whether it's organizing fundraisers, volunteering at community events, or implementing sustainable development initiatives, Rotary members draw upon their collective strengths and resources to address local and global challenges.

Thirdly, it provides opportunities for professional and personal development

Rotary offers a unique platform for members to develop leadership skills, expand their professional networks, and cultivate meaningful friendships. Through mentorship, training workshops, and exposure to diverse perspectives, Rotary empowers its members to grow personally and professionally while making a difference in the world.

And these are just a few examples.

As you continue your journey with Rotary I hope you will really enjoy the relationships you build but always remember that fellowship is not just about the friendships you build; it is also the lifeblood that sustains the organization's mission and impact. 

By prioritizing fellowship, Rotary cultivates a vibrant and connected community of individuals who are united in their commitment to service, friendship, and making a difference in the world. Through collaboration, empathy, and mutual support, Rotary members embody the spirit of fellowship and inspire others to join them in building a better future for all.


 - David Carey

President-Elect's Thoughts
Change is in the air, we're embracing it, but I'm scared!  As a new (ish) Rotarian and incoming President I feel like a Jack Russel that grabbed onto a bus tire.  I'm going to need your help. Our club will hold its changeover on the same day as the District changeover on June 22nd, and I hope to see some of you there.
I'm a massive believer in the power of collaboration and want that idea to be a symbol of my year as President.  By forging connections with like-minded people we amplify our efforts and achieve a greater impact.  So whether you're a seasoned Rotarian or someone new and eager to make a difference (like me),  I want you to to be part of our future.  Call me.  Message me.   Email me.  Have a coffee/beer/tea with me.  Lets connect.
People of Action.
- Christopher Thompson
Secretary's Contemplations 
An Unexpected Encounter
It takes more than a black Tesla Model 3 to keep yours truly down. 
I was introduced to the front end by one traveling at approximately 30 mph (50 kph) earlier this week in Las Vegas.
The surprise impact sent me flying about a meter (3 ft), but my martial arts training to roll with punches saved my body from serious harm. No internal damage, just huge bruises and soreness.
Frankly, Chuck Norris hits harder than the Tesla did, and I was ready for Chuck's blows.
However, I hit my head hard on the pavement, leading to a possible concussion and/or internal bleeding
Immediate Medical Care
I was fortunate to be meeting a good friend       -and surgeon-Dr. Rick who witnessed he incident. He provided immediate medical help and had me in an ER in minutes.
Spent 48 hours in the Desert Inn Hospital, rated as the finest in Las Vegas, It's akin to a 5 star hotel with concierge, room service with superb, chef-prepared, food , private rooms only, the best medical equipment and well trained, dedicated, staff.
Recovery and Legal Matters
I was released yesterday evening with no internal damage and a new appreciation for people who have constant headaches.
My lawyer says the Tesla driver's insurance company is anxious to settle out of court!
Fellowship Opportunity
Looking forward to seeing some of you
on June 22nd at the District ChangeOver.
Registration closes TOMORROW (June 15) 
It's s required for catering needs.
Here a link to register
- Chris Cochrane