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There are many interesting places around the world that we in District 7820 would love to visit and explore. On the other hand, Atlantic Canada is in itself such a beautiful and exciting place to live and so many people around the world want to come and see what we have to offer. Rotary Friendship Exchanges allow us to visit and host lifelong friends that we haven’t met yet.
Groups from 7820 visited New Mexico and New Zealand earlier and now it’s our turn to be hosts later this month. Take the opportunity to get to know them when they visit your area. Make them welcome and learn more about RFE.
There are several future RFE’s in the discussion stages. More information on these will be posted as it is available.
In the meantime, should there be a place in the Rotary world that you would like to visit, let RFE Chair PDG Tom McCaughey know at dgtom7820@gmail.com or 709-682-7259

I am busy coordinating the Womens Peace Tables Worldwide Campaign.
Since taking on the task in June we have close to 100 Tables being planned in more than 40 countries worldwide. And we have just begun.
I am heading to Bradford England this week to present in a panel discussion on Women, Peace and Security and then on to Dublin to the Global Launch of the Peace Tables Campaign. (Join me!)  www.facebook.com/groups/106002293154794/
I have just put the challenge out to Rotary and my goal is to have every club in the world dedicate a meeting in October to Peace.
From Peter Kyle, Chair, Rotary Peace Centers Committee: "Susan, I have just read about your Peace Tables initiative. What a great concept. Good luck with this initiative - I hope it gets widely publicised and adopted!"  Join our FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/106002293154794/

Second Call
Deadline is Oct 1st
Invitation to nominate a Rotarian for the
Position of District Governor
It's time to begin the process to nominate and select a District 7820 Rotarian to be District Governor in the 2019-20 Rotary year.  That may seem like a long way off, however I can tell you from experience that the time goes quickly and there are several steps in the years before the successful nominee becomes District Governor.
The leadership group acts as a team and the successful District Governor Nominee Designate (DGND) will immediately be part of the decision making group for the district as soon as this fall. This is really part one of a four year journey with successive one year terms as District Governor Nominee (DGN), District Governor Elect (DGE) and ultimately as District Governor (DG) - each position comes with their own responsibilities, training and experiences.
Update on 2016 Council on Legislation Changes
2016 Council on Legislation.  In April the 2016 Council on Legislation, “COL”, made several changes to Rotary International’s legislation including the Standard Rotary Club Constitution.  The changes are summarized in the Essential Changes for Clubs and Districts published by RI. 
Some of the key changes affecting clubs include:
  1. the ability to change meeting schedules,
  2. to change attendance rules and for members to attend regular meetings by online participation.  Clubs are still expected to forward attendance reports to the Governor. 
  3. The Club Treasurer is now a permanent member of the club board. 
  4. There is now a requirement that Directors should provide written minutes for all board meetings and those minutes should be available to all members within sixty days of the meeting.
Do you want to travel and genuinely experience other cultures guided by new Rotarian friends?  If so, then consider a Rotary Friendship Exchange. Expenses are minimized as participants in an RFE take turns hosting one another, often forging friendships that last a lifetime.
The experiences and memories are incredible. Who else has a Roadrunner Award? Ridden dune buggies?  Flown in balloons? … all the while being treated to personal tours of historic and cultural significance that most tourists would never get an opportunity to experience.
Just like in our professional and day to day life, the use of technology in the world of Rotary is constantly increasing.  Sometimes Rotarians and clubs struggle to keep up and make the best use of these tools.  In other cases they are embraced and we find that the use of electronic tools can significantly increase the reach and effectiveness of club messaging or projects or reduce effort.  Regardless, the age of electronic technology is upon us and we need to adapt.

Helping with that adaption of technology is a valuable vocational and club service area and there are individual Rotarians throughout the organization who are willing and capable of assisting when called upon.   It may be by helping to get the most out of Clubrunner, Rotary Club Central or with some aspect of Social media but there are Rotarians in this District who know either how to help or know who to contact to get help for any particular issue. 

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Garth Gordon
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14 Duncan Avenue
Kentville, NS
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