Rotaract District 7070 Newsletter
Spring Is Upon Us!
In March, we celebrated World Rotaract Week, recognizing our great organization and the members who help our clubs thrive. Be proud of your membership! I hope you reflected upon your own personal experience and found the joy in being a member of Rotaract.
One of the best ways to get involved and learn more about Rotaract is by attending the District 7070 Rotaract Conference taking place on Saturday, June 11th from 9 am - 9 pm at York University. The early bird deadline is March 31st - see below for more details. I can't wait!
Wishing you all a very fun, giving, and happy April ahead.
Yours in service,
District Rotaract Representative
Upcoming District Events
Discovering Your N.E.M.O - New Experiences, Meaningful Opportunities
Saturday, June 11th, 9am-9pm
4700 Keele St
2016 District 7070 Rotaract Conference
Discovering Your N.E.M.O - New Experiences, Meaningful Opportunities (Inspired by Disney Pixar's Finding Nemo)
When: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time: 9AM to 9PM
Where: York University - Keele Campus
(4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Early Bird: $30CAD/pp (Feb 1-Mar 31)
Regular: $40CAD/pp (Apr 1-May 31)
Dinner only: $25CAD/pp (Until May 31)
Learn more! www.rotaractd7070.org
DRR: Kelly Ku
IPDRR: Weiting Xu
Personal Branding: Promoting Yourself in the 21st Century
Personal Branding: Promoting Yourself in the 21st Century
Tuesday, April 5 // Doors open at 7:15 PM
Hart House Debates Room (2nd Floor, 7 Hart House Circle)
VIP tickets (include a glass of wine): $10
Entrance only: $5
This event is hosted by the Rotaract Club of the University of Toronto and its Sister Club, the Rotaract Club of Toronto.
Rotaract T.O. Trip 2016
Rotaract T.O. Trip 2016 - Participants Will Be Announced Soon!!
The deadline to apply was March 18th and Sarah and I have reviewed the applications. Stay tuned on our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/t.o.trip2016/) or read the April 2015 newsletters to find out who the participants are!
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.
- Kelly Ku (DRR)
Rotaract Club of York University's "Speaker Series"
The Rotaract Club of York University partnered with CIBC to host a speaker series on Cash Management Sales and Global Transaction Banking with several CIBC top executives. The speaker series is an excellent opportunity to network with finance professionals in an exclusive environment.
John Stubbs- Vice President, Cash Management Sales
Aleksandra Nedialkova- Manager, Corporate Cash Management
Tim West- Director and Team Lead, Central Canada Corporate Cash Management at CIBC.
The club accepted 25 registrants for the event and it was a great time!
Rotaract Club of York University - Have you heard about RYLA?
The District 7070 RYLA program, “Leadership Begins With Me”, provides an opportunity for the participants to get to know themselves better and to cultivate the respect and trust of others. They are able to identify their own leadership skills and determine ways to make more effective use of their resources. Their enthusiasm and technique is brought back to the community from which the participants were sponsored, and thus impacts on the young people being influenced by these youthful leaders.
To apply to be sponsored FULLY by the Rotaract Club of York University to attend please download the following application and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, March 16th at 11:59pm. Please message us about any questions you may have! This is only for members of the Rotaract Club of York University.
For more information about RYLA Belleville please visit: http://www.rotary7070.org/50157/Page/ShowSitePage?ClassCode=SitePage&Slug=rotary-youth-leadership-awards-%28ryla%29-2
The Rotaract Club of DCUOIT
- Carolina Rodriguez, Club President
Polar Dipping with The Rotaract Club of the University of Toronto
The University of Toronto Rotaract Club hosted a Polar Bear Dip on March 13th at Sunnyside Beach in support of the Rotarian lead Haitian Humanitarian Assistance and Relief Team (HHART) working in the Dominican Republic. Members representing 6 Rotary and Rotaract clubs raised over $1600 to go towards the purchase of mobile dental supplies to enable the dental team to educate and work within the communities they serve. The event was full of adrenaline and despite the 3 degree C water it was a lot of fun!
- Jordana Lowe
U of T's Comedy Night Ft. Adorable
The Rotaract Club of the University of Toronto hosted a Comedy Night fundraiser on Saturday March 19th to raise funds for one of their chosen international initiatives, ShelterBox. Hosted at Trinity College, the night was absolutely hilarious, with comics coming from all over Toronto to perform, including the trio Adorable. The event was a great success, with over 50 people showing up to laugh and enjoy the show. It was a great opportunity to put Rotaract on the map at U of T, and we're looking forward to more great events like this in the future.
Rotaract Club of Toronto Welcomes 4 New Members!
Rotaract Club of Toronto Donates $7.5k to Sketch!
On Friday, February 26, 2016 the Rotaract Club of Toronto had their annual fundraiser, this year’s theme was The Gatsby Speakeasy where the proceeds would be going to Sketch. The event was held at The National Club on Bay Street in downtown Toronto. There were over 200 tickets sold and a number of performances. Guests wore their best 1920's attired and danced the night away. The night was about fundraising for Sketch, an arts-based organizations targeted towards youth. The club is happy to report that they will be donating $7,500 to the organization. The proceeds from the event were over $5000 and the club added additional funding to support the great work that Sketch does.
E-Club Board Positions are Open!
The D7070 Rotaract Club (E-Club) will officially launch club at the Rotaract District Conference on June 11th, 2016.
However, they need your help. They are in the process of putting together the dynamic team that will lead the first ever Rotaract E-club of the District.
Available positions include:
The application can be found in the link below. Be sure to fill it out before 11:59 PM on March 29th, 2016.
Congratulations to Juulian For Winning the "Share Your N.E.M.O." Contest!
Rotaract Around the World
Travel with Rotaract
Ukraine Trip 2016 - Feel the Rhythm!
Then Ukrainian Trip 2016 will be glad to welcome you in June 10-23.
Registration is open only until March 25th - http://goo.gl/forms/fBPb3xkAzp
Rotaract Road Trip - Sri Lanka
The Rotaract Club of University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka is proud to host “Rotaract Road Trip - Sri Lanka". We are pleased to invite you on this exciting journey of seven days that will provide you with a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Travel through diverse experiences in the mysterious but charming island in the wonder of Asia - Sri Lanka. Visit the beautiful mountains, waterfalls and sandy beaches, enjoy the tasty Sri Lankan food and discover the unique Sri Lankan culture.
The journey will commence on the 04th of April 2016 and will go on for a period of seven days. A fee of US $120 needs to be paid by each participant. This will include accommodation, food and travel expenses for the seven day period of the project.
If you are interested in joining us in this exciting journey, please register by completing the form attached herewith before the 12th of March 2016. Register as soon as possible to make use of this limited opportunity and avoid disappointment.
Feel free to contact us for any clarifications.
We look forward to welcome you to Rotaract Road Trip Sri Lanka 2016!
Link for the application form - https://docs.google.com/…/1tbDYF5nb39xHNlZxvztfOHt…/viewform
Nominate Past Presidents/Past District Committee Members to be the Next District Rotaract Representative
Please take the time to collect this information, if you do not have it already!
Highlights from the January 2016 Rotary International Board of Directors Meeting
Programs and Awards
In discussing bringing younger members into Rotary, the Board suggested that future RI presidents and Foundation chairs appoint Rotaractors and other younger Rotary alumni to serve as members of key RI and Foundation committees.