Rotaract District 7070 Newsletter
In With The New!
Congratulations to all current Directors for all their hard work, and best wishes to the newly-elected Directors in our District. Also, good luck to the members running for Director positions!
Yours in service,
District Rotaract Representative (DRR)
Rotary District 7070
Nominations for District Rotaract Representative 2016-2017
DRR Election Procedure
Kindly email nomination to the District Rotaract Chair, Neil Phillips: NPhillips@dgn-marketing.com Please include:
1. Name of Nominee Chosen and their Club Name
2. Your full name
3. Reasons for supporting your nominee
Nomination Period: Sunday, May 8th to Sunday, May 22nd at 11:59 PM
Voting Period: Monday, May 23rd to Sunday, June 5th at 11:59 PM
2016-17 DRR will be announced at the District Rotaract Conference on Saturday, June 11th, 2016
Qualifications and criteria of DRR Elect
- Must have served 1 full term as club president of a Rotaract Club as of July 1st, 2016 (to have some proven experience running a club);
- Be a member in a functioning club in good standing that has no outstanding indebtedness to Club/District;
- Should have been nominated by his/her home club (as a sign of support);
- Demonstrate willingness, commitment, and ability to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the office of DRR; and
- Must demonstrate knowledge of the qualifications, duties, and responsibilities of DRR
Attributes of DRR-Elect
- A DRR, at the time of taking office, must have completed 2 years of membership in one or more of the clubs in District 7070
- Possess the esteem and confidence of his/her own club
- Have a thorough knowledge of Rotaract, its purposes, object, and constitutional documents
- Be able to discuss any phase of Rotaract in a convincing manner and convey information articulately
- Work with District Rotaract Chair and other Rotarians in 7070 for the furtherance of Rotaract partnerships and transition of Rotaractors into Rotary
2016 District Rotaract Conference
Register for "Discovering Your N.E.M.O. (New Experiences, Meaningful Opportunities)"
Saturday, June 11th from 9 AM - 9 PM
TEL Building on Keele Campus at York University
Tickets are only $40 for the entire day (including dinner). The dinner portion of the conference is only $25!
Check out our amazing website for all the details: http://www.rotaractd7070.org/#!connecting/c192n
Once you register, please RSVP on our FB event page: http://on.fb.me/1oI9m3G
We cannot wait to see you all at the conference!
Discovering Your N.E.M.O - New Experiences, Meaningful Opportunities
Saturday, June 11th, 9am-9pm
4704 Keele Street
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Registrations, Photo-booth, Breakfast, Collection of non-perishable food items.
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM - Masters of Ceremony Introductions
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM - Break with Refreshments
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM - Creativity Session - Arts & Gifts
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM - Lunch (Mix & Mingle) + Button Making (Optional)
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM - Plenary Sessions #1 - Professional Development
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM - Break with Refreshments + Button Making (Optional)
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM - Plenary Sessions #2 - Rotary Family Panel
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM - Break with Refreshments + Button Making (Optional)
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM - Plenary Sessions #3 - Personal Development
5:45 PM - 6:00 PM - Walk to the Underground Restaurant
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Guest Rotarians Arrive for Some Arts & Gifts
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Evening Entertainment, Dinner (Underground Restaurant), and Awards Presentations
Nominate Outstanding Rotaractors for District Awards!
It is time to nominate Rotaractors (and Interactors) whom you believe went above and beyond the status quo this 2015-2016 Rotary year. We want to give them a special award for their time, effort, and dedication to our initiatives.
** Please note that each individual at the Rotaract District Conference needs to purchase a ticket unless other arrangements have been made. Although, those selected for awards are highly encouraged to be at the conference, they need not be present if circumstances deem otherwise. The award can be delivered to them at a later date. **
Form Due Date: May 31st, 2016 11:59PM
Location for Submission: email@example.com
Revisions After Submission: firstname.lastname@example.org
Award Presentation Date:
Date: Saturday, June 11th, 2016
Time: 6:30PM (During dinner time)
Click the link below to access the nomination form.
Announcement of Rotaract T.O. Trip 2016 Participants
1. Karol Wierzbicki - Poland
2. Pedro José Vera Cárdenas - Ecuador
3. Giuseppe Bono - Italy
4. Natalia Tejeda Ayala - Mexico
5. Müge İbanoğlu - Turkey
6. Liu Hen Jen (Maureen) - Taiwan
This is a great opportunity for Rotaractors in our district to meet Rotaractors from different countries and show them some Canadian hospitality! We want Rotaract Clubs in our District to get involved and help us organize the trip. Many volunteers will be needed to help at the various events planned for the participants. Please e-mail email@example.com if you wish to assist. There will be events where club members may attend if they cover their own costs. For example, axe throwing, going to centre island, CN Tower, Niagara Falls, etc.
Like our Facebook page to stay up to date on the trip: https://www.facebook.com/t.o.trip2016/.
Thank you again for your support. This trip would not be possible without the generous funding from District 7070 and the Rotary Club of Toronto West.
DRR, District 7070
Rotaract Club of York University's Social
Our two-part social began at iEscaped, at the Yonge and Finch location. Two teams of 7 worked hard to make their way out of the room and was able to successfully escape in time. It was the first time both new and old executive members were able to meet and it was a wonderful bonding experience. Following the escape room we met up with all our members at Shopsy’s Bar and Grill at York University for some dinner time fun. Highlights include surprising Melisa Okanovic- outgoing president- with a ‘new grad survival pack’ and Melisa giving all executive members personalized mugs and thank you cards.
- Preethu Kaduppil, President-elect
Rotaract York U's Big Ideas Forum Meeting
Rotaract Club of York University
**Throwback photo of Preethu and Melisa (Club President) at the Big Ideas Forum held by the Rotary Club of Etobicoke in September 2015**
Welcome the 2015-2016 Board for the Rotaract Club of York University
We are pleased to present the incoming 2016-2017 Executive Team under President Preethu's fearless leadership!
Rotaract Club of York University
PERSONAL BRANDING: Promoting Yourself in the 21st Century
Thank you to our panelists:
Rafia Kanji: KPMG Digital Marketer.
Maria Shibaeva-Escarraga: Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble
Susan Hunter: Principal of Susan Hunter & Associates
Professional Development Director
Rotaract Club of Toronto
Rotary AIDS Poker Walk
Saturday, April 30th, 9am
Leuty Pavillion, Beaches, Toronto
Rotary Clubs, Rotaract Clubs, and other members and friends of the Rotary family forms teams and go on a 5 km walk out and back from the Leuty Pavillion in the Beaches. The Rotaract Club of Toronto has a team in the walk and would welcome any support for their team! See below for the link to their donation page: http://bit.ly/26wNEBM. All on-line donations of $20.00 or more will receive an instant, CRA-approved, tax receipt that's easily printed. Donors submitting cheques or cash will also receive tax receipts in electronic or print format after deposits are completed.
Welcome Party for T.O. Trip Participants
Thursday, June 23rd, 7pm
Downtown, Toronto, ON, Canada
REM Bratislava 2017
The next Winter Rotaract European Meeting (REM) will be held in Bratislava in January 2017! REMs are held bi-annually in a different European city and are usually attended by 300-400 European Rotaractors. However, all Rotaract members are welcome to attend! You will need to register ahead of time for a package, including or not including a hotel. Additional social activities may be purchased a la carte. Some free city tours are included in case you have a tight budget. The socials and the city tours are a great way to network with Rotaractors and enhance your experience. The evenings are lined up with parties, often purposely themed! Attending REMs are definitely a great way to travel. Each REM has a "Pre-REM" and "Post-REM" which is a trip in a different city or even country with a smaller group with Rotaractors. Packages are created which includes the costs of your hotel/hostel, food, and activities. It's so incredible to meet people from all around Europe and create lasting friendships. It is here at these conferences that ideas are exchanged, twinning relationships are solidified, and projects are borne. I highly recommend that you try to attend one of these conferences!
Check out the Facebook link above, like the page, and stay up to date on all the details. Watch the promo video below to see what's in store for you.