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Kudos to the Annapolis Valley Rotary Clubs for this fantastic example of how you can utilize RI brand tools to enhance your club's (or many clubs!) public image. Remember, you can find the template for this, and much more, on the RI Brand Center website.
The time is getting closer for our visitors to arrive from Oregon and Australia to participate in our Friendship Exchanges. These are wonderful opportunities to meet Rotarians from other parts of the Rotary world, to exchange ideas and to gain new friends.
 
On August 8th, a group of 10 Rotarians from District 5110 will arrive in Halifax for a couple of days and then will fly to St Pierre for two nights of their wonderful French hospitality. The group will then fly to St John’s and then travel westward across Newfoundland leaving from Deer Lake on 22nd August. We have postponed our return visit to Oregon until next year. This new date will be determined later.
 
September 21st sees the arrival of our visitors from District 9790, Melbourne, Australia. They will travel through PEI, NS & the Annapolis Valley experiencing our wonderful scenery and hospitality. They will be with us until October 5th.
 
How is your puppy doing?  Does he or she have a name?  Has he or she been to any events and been seen on Facebook yet?  The Rotary Club of Stephenville recently voted on their puppy’s name and decided on Finny, after a recently retired, long-time member of their club.  Finny will be marching in the upcoming “Friendly Invasion” parade, along with Louisa and Beacon.  Stay tuned for pictures of that event! 
 
It seems that Sydney’s puppy (name unknown) might be a little bit naughty.  He was out looking for Rotary wheels and found Kevin Armstrong’s car and got a little confused… he might have had a little accident on one of its wheels… hope there is no rust. 
 
Harbourside’s puppy went to Hamburg and had some fun there at the International Convention.
 
So, a reminder – your puppy is meant to help you with Public Image activities and there is a contest that means your club could win up to $500 for your PI initiatives.  Step 1 is to train your puppy by visiting every project your club has been involved in and taking a photo of your pup with the project – or with a photo or symbol of an international project… check out June’s article for more details. Trivia Question: What is Team Leader Louisa's dog's name?
Or… there is such a thing as a free lunch!
It’s a contest!  Your club could win.  Read on…
 
Every District in our zone has been challenged to increase polio giving by 5% and the only way that can happen is for clubs to increase their contributions to polio. Everything in Rotary is about what clubs do!   So… we thought it might be helpful to have a little incentive, so we have a contest for you!
There are 2 ways to win a dinner for your club!
  1. All clubs that made a contribution of $100 or more last year, and that increases their contribution by at least 5% this year will have their club name put in a hat for a draw.  One club name will be drawn and that club will win a dinner for the club, prepared and served by members of the District Leadership team. 

    All Clubs that gave less than $100 last year, and who contribute at least $1000 this year will be included in this draw too.  There are 15 clubs  in this category so let’s get going! 
  2. Of the clubs that contributed more than $100 last year, the one that has the greatest percentage increase this year will also receive a dinner for their club.
So there are TWO dinners on the line to be won.  Who wants one of them?
 
Top ten reasons…with some reflections from Hamburg
 
  1. It puts the “I” in RI in a very impactful way.  Over 25,000 people from almost 200 countries in the same place is pretty cool.  That’s what we saw in Hamburg and next year in Hawaii will be similar.  When the flags from all the countries are brought in by youth and each country is introduced, there are roars of pride from the crowd… and there are country names many people have never heard of.  It’s a bit like the United Nations or Olympics and is totally impressive!  We had over 30 people from our district in Hamburg and in almost a week, as we were attending five plenary sessions and about six breakout sessions, and wandering the exhibit halls and streets, I did not ever see some of them!  I did meet people from many other places and learned about amazing work being done around the world.   
2021 marks the centenary of Rotary in Newfoundland and Labrador, and to recognize this milestone the District Conference will be held in St John’s. The District Board would love to hear from members interested in being part of the conference planning committee. We promise hard work and lots of fun. You don’t have to be based in St John’s to part of this committee. Please contact Alex Twells (Chair of District Leadership Team 2021) on alexdtwells@gmail.com if you have skills and time that can help or lead this committee.
 

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Godfred Chongatera
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1888 Brunswick Street
Halifax, NS
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