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All but two Clubs in District 7820 use Facebook as an element of their Public Image efforts.
Social Media channels, particularly Facebook and Twitter are being used by Rotary Clubs to share their activities with other Rotarians as well as with the publix.
Over the past the 4 years the growth in the total number of "Likes" to all Facebook pages operated by our Rotary Clubs has grown by over 210%.  The growth by year is shown below.
 Year (July 1)2015201620172018
Total Facebook Likes7,73712,26716,93924,015
% Growth (year over year) 58.5%38.1%41.8%
This increase in audience for news about Rotary Clubs means that Clubs have the increased ability to directly send their messages onto the screens of people who have already indicated that they are interested in what Rotary is and what we do. By having clicked on the Like button, they are indicating that they are more likely to engage with Rotary and this has resulted in greater support for our programs and events. In some cases, Social Media has become a portal for new members to find out about clubs and where they might fit in. This is particularly important to younger potential Rotarians.
Check out some of the Facebook pages of clubs in our District and see if there are ideas that your club might adopt.  The District's Facebook site often shows examples of club activities and is a good place to start. 
Happy New Year!
Yes, it is a new Rotary year and we should all take a moment to think about what we would normally do at the start of a calendar New Year, which is to make some New Year resolutions. What are your personal resolutions as a Rotarian as we commence our 2018 - 2019 year? Barry Rassin, our RI President for this year has encouraged us to make lasting  change in ourselves, our community and the world. What are your resolutions for your club? Will you use this year to inspire others to join our wonderful organization and to truly make a difference in the world?
I look forward to meeting all of you as Irene and I spend time with yourand your clubs. I look forward to talking with you in some detail about the concept of S.H.A.P.E. an acronym I developed to provide a framework of how our clubs and District can move forward through this coming year.
All the best for a wonderful new (Rotary) year.
Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is our new President of Rotary International for 2018-19., He has chosen as his theme, "Be the Inspiration" and shared with us attending the International Assembly in San Diego his vision that, "Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves". 
President Barry earned an MBA in health and hospital administration from the University of Florida and is the first fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives in the Bahamas. He recently retired after 37 years as president of Doctors Hospital Health System, where he continues to serve as an adviser. 
A Rotarian since 1980, Rassin has served Rotary as director and is vice chair of The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees. Rassin received Rotary's highest honor, the Service Above Self Award, as well as other humanitarian awards for his work leading Rotary’s relief efforts in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake there. He and his wife, Esther, are Major Donors and Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation. 
For his full story check out his bio.
Greetings from the beautiful Northumberland Shore! We are thrilled to be able to serve Rotary in the second largest District in the world.
Ten years ago, Rob joined Rotary as a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Whitehorse Midnight Sun in District 5010, which, at the time encompassed Yukon, Alaska and Eastern Russia. Irene joined the club a few years later.
Rob, a retired Professional Forester spent his entire career in British Columbia. Irene started her career as a Social Worker in a remote community on Baffin Island followed by many years in the North as a manager for the Child Development Centre in Whitehorse.
We love to travel and have had many adventures in almost every corner of the globe. We are looking forward to the opportunity of visiting every club in our expansive District in the year ahead. Don’t be surprised to see us camping at a local community park or gravel pit as we will be using our truck and camper for many of the visits.
Speaking of visits, the proposed dates for almost all of the club visits is on the District Home Page under DG Calendar. Check with your Area Governor for any updates or specifics.
We have three objectives for each of the club visits which are:
  1. To get to know club members
  2. To have fun
  3. To leave your community a little bit better than when we arrived.
This is the year for everyone to be INSPIRED  to S H A P E up Rotary!
The new leadership team comes into effect for District 7820 on the start of the new Rotary year beginning July 1st. Find out more about them through their profiles.
They have already been active in the district planning for the year so let's show them our support.
There will be two sessions of the Rotary Leadership Institute held this fall in that you should check out and register for.
The first will be held in St John's Newfoundland on September 29th.  All three Parts will be offered if enough register for the event.  The event will be held at the College of the North Atlantic.  Please register here.
The second session will be held in Truro on October 27th at the NSCC Truro campus.  In addition to the normal three parts, we will also be offering two special half day graduate courses. One on Membership and Membership Issues and the second on Motivating volunteers. These two courses come as a package.  Please register here.

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