If you haven't registered for the District Conference in Pictou County May 10 and 11, there's still time! We have added some videos to the District youtube channel to entice you to attend. Check them out! 
 
And don't forget you need to register separately for the Professional Development session on Friday morning; the KAIROS Blanket Exercise is not to be missed! Open to everyone – but you need to register.  For incoming Presidents and Secretaries, there is no additional fee (but you still have to register!).  For other conference participants, partners and guests, the fee is $25.
 
Registration for the conference may be found here. See you in Pictou County next month!
 
 
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Each and every year NSCC Student Life honors and celebrates the work of its student leaders in the College by hosting the Student Appreciation Awards.
 
AWARD: Student Organization of the Year
This award recognizes the campus student organization that has positively influenced the NSCC student experience through the creation of opportunities for personal growth, social networking and professional development. 
 
Award Criteria:                                                                
The Student Organization was relevant to the student membership; organized and delivered activities in a professional manner; successfully met the stated goals of the organization; and collaborated with other members of the college community to achieve success.
Eligibility Requirements:
To be eligible for a Student Life Appreciation Award in this category, nominees must:
1. Be a student organization officially chartered by their campus Student Association;  
2. Be engaged in activities that are academic, athletic, social or community service related.
 
Three student groups were nominated across the College – and NSCC Kingstec Rotaract Club was named the award recipient. Congratulations!
[The picture shows the Rotaractors during a recent breakfast meeting with New Minas Sunrise Rotary.]
Our district will be involved in two Rotary Friendship Exchanges this year and we are now accepting applications for participants. We are also in the discussion stage with two others for 2020.
 
Friendship Exchange is an international exchange program for Rotary members and friends that allows participants to take turns hosting one another in their homes and clubs.  https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/friendship-exchange . Lasting friendships and international understanding are only some of the benefits of an exchange. Many of our members continue to correspond and at times exchange visits with friends in New Zealand, Brazil, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Australia, Vancouver Island and several areas in the USA where we have exchanged before.
 
Are you fed up with trying to plan an international project?  Too many ideas?  Not enough ideas?  Too complicated?  Where do we start?  Relax!  Help is at hand. Your District International Service Chair (DISC) is just a phone call or e-mail message away.
 
Here are all the ways that your DISC can help you:
  1. To decide whether or your project idea fits the criteria for a global grant, district grant or just direct funding;
  2. Provide advice on the pre-planning for your grant application;
  3. Direct you to resources to help you with project design;
  4. Help you find an international partner for your project;
  5. Help you identify an international project for your club;
  6. Suggest some funding possibilities.
Contact me at elvaheyge@gmail.com or 902-692-1308 (mobile).
If you haven't registered for the District Conference in Pictou County May 10 and 11, there's still time! We have added some videos to the District youtube channel to entice you to attend. Check them out! 
 
And don't forget you need to register separately for the Professional Development session on Friday morning; the KAIROS Blanket Exercise is not to be missed! Open to everyone – but you need to register.  For incoming Presidents and Secretaries, there is no additional fee (but you still have to register!).  For other conference participants, partners and guests, the fee is $25.
 
Registration for the conference may be found here. See you in Pictou County next month!
The 1989 Council on Legislation vote to admit women into Rotary clubs worldwide remains a watershed moment in the history of Rotary.
 
 “My fellow delegates, I would like to remind you that the world of 1989 is very different to the world of 1905. I sincerely believe that Rotary has to adapt itself to a changing world,” said Frank J. Devlyn, who would go on to become RI president in 2000-01. The vote followed the decades-long efforts of men and women from all over the Rotary world to allow the admission of women into Rotary clubs, and several close votes at previous Council meetings.
 
The response to the decision was overwhelming: By June 1990, the number of female Rotarians had skyrocketed to over 20,000. By July 2016, the number of women worldwide had surpassed 250,000. 
 
March has been busy for the District Team! TLC training days were held in Corner Brook, St Pierre et Miquelon, Sydney and Halifax last month. Response overall has been very positive on the new format, especially the hands on computer training in Clubrunner and MyRotary.
 
Upcoming TLC dates are April 13 in Truro, April 27 in Charlottetown, and May 25 in Grand Falls. Mark your calendars now and plan to participate in the all new Training for Leaders of Clubs this spring; it will be time well spent!
We’re just a few months away from the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany, 1-5 June. To help you plan your convention experience, we’ve included important program updates in this issue of Convention News.
 
Additional tickets are now available for three popular lunch events. You can purchase tickets through the online registration system at www.riconvention.org.
• President’s Recognition Luncheon, 3 June — Celebrate a successful and productive 2018-19 with RI President Barry Rassin.
• President-elect’s Leadership Luncheon, 4 June — Join RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney as we look to the coming Rotary year and the 2020 convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
• Rotary Club Celebration Luncheon, 5 June  — Join us in celebrating our dynamic Rotary clubs. The keynote speech will be given by author, trend forecaster, and Rotarian Michael McQueen.
 
 

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