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To the Members, Rotary International District 7820 Incorporated:
 
In accordance with District By-Law 11, this is to advise that a Meeting of the Members of Rotary International District 7820 Incorporated will take place more than forty-five (45) days from today's date, at 3:30* PM on Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Old Orchard Inn, Highway 101, Greenwich, Nova Scotia.
Rotarians had reason to celebrate recently as they were on hand at RI headquarters for the induction of Joop and Susan Ueffing  as the first members of the 
Arch Klumph Society from District 7820.
 
Arch C. Klumph founded the Rotary Club of Cleveland, Ohio, USA, in 1911 and was the 1916-17 Rotary president. Addressing the 1917 convention in Atlanta, Georgia, he eloquently promoted the idea of "endowments for the purpose of doing good in the world." That year, the Rotary Club of Kansas City, Missouri, made the first gift, of $26.50, to the fledgling fund. When the endowment had grown significant enough to require administrators to manage it, The Rotary Foundation was born, and Klumph was selected as one of its first trustees.

The Arch Klumph Society (AKS) was created in 2004, during Rotary International's centennial celebration, as a meaningful way to recognize the Foundation's highest-level donors, those who have made a donation of US $250,000 or more to the humanitarian programs of the Rotary Foundation.
 
Joop and Susan where they were joined by 12 other couples from across zone 24 who were also inducted in what was called the AKS Canada Day at the AKS Inductions at RI Headquarters.  This was the largest number of AKS members  ever inducted and  Joop and Susan are the first ever AKS members form D 7820.  
 
 
Supporting the Ueffings at the induction was a contingent of Rotarians and their partners from D 7820, including A/RRFC Stella Roy, RRFC Duncan Conrad, District Foundation Chair,  PDG Greg Coldwell and Claudia, PDG Tom McCaughney and Shirley, DG Elva Heyge, and Shirley Robertson, a friend of  DG Elva's from Vancouver.
Rotarians from across District 7820 are encouraged to register soon for the District Conference at the Old Orchard Inn, hosted by Valley Rotary Clubs.  With only 7 weeks remaining until events begin with Leadership Training on May 31, things “ Moving Boldly Forward” as we say in the Conference Theme.   Please see the District Conference website for information about the program, registration and accommodations.  If you have questions about any aspect of the Conference, please email us at conference.registration@outlook.com
 
Here again is a summary of the Keynote Speakers over Friday and Saturday’s sessions:
 
RI President’s Representative Stephen Brown,“Rotarians Partnering to Help in Afghanistan”
Rose Adams,  “Breathe”  
Ron Denham,WASRAG, “Hope for Millions”
Bryn Styles,“A Foundation to Build On”   
Peter Bevan-Baker,“The Happy Dentist”
 
Partner and Youth Program Information: The Conference Web Site features new information about both the Partner Program and Youth Program (YE and Interact).  Partners can sign up for Home Hosting on Thursday, and take part in tours of local wineries, Grand Pre National Historic Site, and lunch in Port Williams on Friday, followed by the Blues, Brews and Barbeque main Conference social event. On Saturday, there will be more sightseeing, some down time in the afternoon, and the District Governors Dinner in the evening.
 
Youth delegates (please ensure these are registered on line) will be housed at Acadia and take part in a mix of main Conference activities and off site travel and study of water related issues.  We hope to have the younger folks develop some water service project proposals to share with their home clubs after the Conference is complete.  And please remember that these and other Rotary Youth activities will benefit from your Club’s contribution to the Silent Auction goodies for the Conference – See you all soon.
 
Are you a club leader? Is your club struggling but you’re having a hard time figuring out why?
 
This video presentation by Zone Membership Coordinator, Ian Ferguson, may help you focus your efforts where they will be most effective.  Ian presented to our District Membership Committee recently and it was recorded live and uploaded to our District YouTube channel to share with clubs in the district. See link below:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IutG3AOJ8IQ
 
I’d love to get your feedback.  Please email me at scammell@nl.rogers.com.
 
Wendy Scammell
Membership Chair 2015-2018
Like many clubs in District 7820, the Rotary Club of Amherst has a very active project to help settle Syrian refugees in their community. Rotary International has profiled the excellent work of the Club in their online and print media with a great videos highlighting the important role of Rotary in these efforts.  Congratulations Amherst Rotarians! https://www.rotary.org/en/rotarians-nova-scotia-embrace-syrian-refugee-family
PETS & SETS has evolved to be a Professional Development opportunity for all leaders and aspiring leaders – and the content is not just for your Rotary life – it’s for your whole life!
 
We are so excited to be presenting this professional development day, focused on “Generous Leadership”.  This is truly an opportunity for you to participate in Vocational Service as you explore ways to develop valuable leadership skills that will be of benefit for your Club and your workplace.  Check out the accompanying flyer and sign up today! 
 
Note that even if you have already registered for the conference, you need to register for this day separately.  If you are not attending the conference as an incoming President or Secretary, the fee is only $25 for your lunch – an exceptional opportunity for you to benefit from this workshop for the cost of your lunch!
 

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