Monthly NEWSLETTER          June 2021
Inside this Issue: 
  • President's Message 
  • Club's Breaking News
  • Club Matters
  • Rotary International
  • Rotary Foundation Moments
Club's Breaking News
  • RI Virtual Convention has been held from June 12-16th, 2021
  • $1300 has been donated to Rotary Foundation Walk Fundraising. Among
    them, $1000 is from the Club and $300 is from President Susan and PP Peter;
  • Our International Project for Nigeria has been completed and has been submitted for Global Grants approval thanks to PP Amina and her International Committee team members;
  • A letter of thanks was received from Beijing Hanfu Er Foundation to our Club!
  • June 30th, 2021 closed the Rotary year of 2020-2021. Thanks to all the fellow members commitment and engagement for the Club 
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
As 2020-2021 Rotary year came to the end on June 30th, 2021,  I would like to thank you all for your great support to me during my Presidency!
This year has been a quite challenging year for all of us. It has been a very difficulty year for our Club too. However, with all your participation, donation and support, we took the challenge and created an unforgettable and successful year during the pandemic.
We have so many things to be proud of ourselves and our Club:
1. We launched our first international project for global grant for Nigeria;
2. We created different ways of Fundraising such as Christmas Silent Auction and Montreal Chinese New Year Charity Concert;
3. We have helped 14 non-profit organizations locally and international with the total amount of $45,117.72;
4. We have donated $12,680 to Rotary Foundation, among them, $6450 are from the Fellow Members for EREY, Endpolio and Foundation March;
5. We have created great impact in the communities through social medias, especially Chinese Community through our Fundraising activities;
7. We successful adopted the changes of the pandemic switching from meeting in person to meeting on Zoom every Friday to keep the fellow members together and enjoyed our fellowship;
8. We have established our Environmental Community;
9. We have created our Monthly Newsletter to record the activities of the Club;
10. We have three fellow members who became Paul Harris Society Members;
11. We have two inactive members became active and  one new member and one Honorary Member joining our Club this year;
All the above achievement has been the joint effort of the Fellow Members like you. You should be proud of what you have done, what you have contributed and what you have served as Rotarian.
Thank you for going through the tough year with me! Thank you for your trust and believe in me! Thank you for your accompanying! Most of all, thank you for your great support and help!
Looking forward to another great year with the leadership of President Ilario! Please continue to support him for another successful year!
Susan Xianshu Huang
President 2020-2021
Club Matters
  • Weekly Club Meetings on Zoom
  1. June 4th, 2021 on Zoom
      On June 4th Club meeting on Zoom, we updated the Club Matters after the Board Meeting
      on May 6th, 2021.
  • Club Matters Updates
        1) Finance update
        -Accounts balance:
Treasurer Linda updated that by 31st of May, 2021, our accounts balances were as follows:
            1) Current: $26,882.57
  2) Welfare: $ 3240.78;
  3) Tangerine: $84,442.00
        -A notice has been received from our bank that Tangerine account was to be closed. The balance             will be switched to our Welfare account.
       -PP Peter and PP Santoso proposed that we should put our money in a fix and cashable deposit in             the bank.
  1. Membership Committee update:
DGN Michel announced that Mr. Yvon Gelinas has been officially on our membership list as honorable advisor.
  1. Fundraising Committee update
       PP Mark mentioned that he would no longer be the Fundraising Chair for next year due to the                 nature of his job. He was very thankful for the team work of the Fundraising Committee that                   achieved the goal of the fundraising and would continue support PE Ilario for his coming year. He             already started to check the availability of his Golf Club for our next Golf Tournament and would             fully cooperate with PE Ilario for his fundraising activities.
  1. Local Project update
       School of Music of Montreal came to present at our Club on May 21st, 2021. PE Ilario will contact           Liliane to find out what support they were seeking from us and report to the Board.
  1. International Committee update:
PP Amina reported that our international project has been completed. All the additional information has been received and would register it online before July 1st, 2021.
  1. Rotary Foundation update
      -PP Peter updated that Rotary Foundation has been calling for donation from all the members and          clubs at Rotary/donation.
-Annua Foundation Walk fundraising: raising fund for annual funds,  deadline: June 12th, 2021.
DGN Michel proposed to donate $1000 Can from our Club and the board agreed. PP Peter and President Susan would like to donate $150 each to this fundraising event.
  1. Interact Club update
        IPP Linda reported that there were no news from our Interact Club so far. Will wait for             the opening of the school.
-DGN Michel updated that Madaleine, President of our Rotaract Club received our donation of $500 plus the $500 from PP Mark for her father.  She was very grateful for the generosity of our Club and PP Mark.
- PP Santoso congratulated President Susan for her accomplishments and spoke highly about her work during the pandemic. He said that the past year was a very touch year but President Susan took the challenge and made this year a very successful one with the effort of all the board members and the fellow members. He believed that President Susan would pass the torch to PE Ilario and next year would be another successful year for our Club.
         President Susan thanked all the Board Members and the Fellow Members for their fully support to           her and their contribution to the Club during her Presidency. President Susan stated that she was           very proud to be the President of our Club that  has helped so many people and organizations in             need in pandemic. She was very happy that together, we have made 2020-2021 a successful year           for our Club and would pass the torch to PE Ilario and help him during his Presidency for another            great year.
2.  June 11th, 2021 Club Meeting on Zoom
At this meeting, we had Ms. Vivienne Zhao to speak at our meeting for the subject of Accent Reduction thanks to Fellow Member  Lilian's introduction.

Founding President Santoso thanked Vivienne Zhao for her very informative speech. He said that we all have accent as we come from different countries with different culture. We are not shamed of it. However, accent can not be taken as racial discrimination.
3. June 18th, 2021 Club Meeting on Zoom
  At this meeting, we had Mr. Kyle Mathews from Concordia to talk about Montreal Institute for            Genocide & Human Rights.
   Kyle Matthews is the Executive Director of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human

   Rights Studies (MIGS) at Concordia University. He joined MIGS as Lead Researcher of the Will

   to Intervene Project in 2008 and was appointed Senior Deputy Director in 2011. At Concordia

   he founded the Raoul Wallenberg Legacy of Leadership project as well as the Digital Mass

   Atrocity Preventing Lab, which works to counter online extremism and study how social media           platforms are being used as a weapon of war.

   His work focuses on human rights, international security, the Responsibility to Protect, global

   threats, and social media and technology, and global cities. He works closely with the Canadian

   All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and has advised Members of

   Parliament on issues related to international peace and security. He previously worked for

   the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, where he was posted to the Southern


     4. March 26th, 2021 Club Meeting on Zoom
At this meeting, President Susan shared the RI General Secretary report for 2020-2021.

Reimagining Rotary

It’s been a challenging year, but Rotary has proven again that we can adapt and thrive in the face of change. The lessons we learned this year will shape our organization for years to come.

— Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko


The report covers the following subjects:


  1. Enhancing the Rotary Experience
  • The state of membership
  • Diversity makes us stronger
  • Learning from home
  • Beyond the Club experience
  • Retarians and Rotaractors connect
2.  Increasing our impact
  • African region certified with Polio free
  • A Rotary first
The Rotary Foundation awarded its first multimillion-dollar Programs of Scale grant to Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia, a member-led program that will use proven methods to respond to cases of malaria and prevent transmission. The annual $2 million Programs of Scale award builds on Rotary members’ efforts and expertise, expanding well-developed, evidence-based programs in our areas of focus to help more communities.
  • Protecting the environment
  • The growth of grants

    As requests for district grant funding remained stable compared to recent years, demand for global grants continued to grow significantly: As of 1 May, The Rotary Foundation awarded 1,683 global grants, exceeding last year’s total of 1,359. To better support this growth, The Rotary Foundation Trustees recently approved policy changes, effective 1 July, that will better balance financial resources with program demands and allow more clubs to participate in grants.

    80 district grants approved ($31 million in total funding)

    80 global grants approved ($47 million from the World Fund, $120 million in total funding)


    80 disaster response grants approved ($688,000 in total funding)

  • A year of giving

We set a goal to raise $410 million for The Rotary Foundation — an ambitious aim for any organization, particularly during a global health crisis. But donations to the Foundation remained strong this year. Donors contributed more than $920,000 for World Polio Day — the most ever raised online for this annual event. And after the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s 2-to-1 match, more than $2.7 million was donated to PolioPlus. In December, contributions for Giving Tuesday increased 17% from last year, and we raised more than $783,000, surpassing our goal and breaking all previous Giving Tuesday records.


3. Adopting in the face of adversity
  • Rotary responds
  • An established infrastructures adapts for new virus
  • The new normal
  • A new way to fundraising
  • Virtual exchanges
4. Making new connections
  • Strengthening our global brand
  • expanding networks outside of Rotary
  • Connecting on social media  
The above is the brief introduction of RI General Secretary's report for 2020-2021. Rotary has done an amazing job in this year in so many aspects. We should all be proud of to be Rotarians. We should all be proud of what Rotary has accomplished this year. If you want to read more, please go to:
General Secretary Report to 2021 Convention _ Rotary International.html
As today was the last meeting of 2020-2021, President Susan took the opportunities to thank all the fellow members' great support and help during her Presidency. She said that she was proud to be the President of the Club as pandemic didn't stop us from helping people and organizations in need. It's the team work that make this Rotary year a fruitful and successful one.
Founding President Santoso thanked President Susan for her great job done during this year. He said that this year was really very difficult year and President Susan took the challenge and led the Club going through the pandemic with the support of all the fellow members. Congratulations to President Susan! He asked President Susan to be ready to be recycled for the next term when thing return to normal.
- Birthday members in June,2021
In June, three fellow members had their birthday: PP Alexander, Fellow Member Carlo and Ottou.  Let's wish them happy birthday and all the best for a healthy and safe year!
Theme of 2020-2021 -  "Rotary Opens Opportunities"
  • Rotary provides opportunities for service projects that can be performed and completed by us.
  • Rotary has given many of us the opportunity to travel the world to help put our service ideas into action.
  • Rotary also provides opportunities for leadership.
  • Rotary opens opportunities for you to live a richer, more meaningful life.
  • Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere.
Rotary International
  • 1.2 million Rotarian members
  • 36,000 Rotary Clubs in 210 countries
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Foundation Moments
Foundation Moments from DG Hadi Mortada
What is the best way to make a year-end gift?
The Rotary Foundation’s online giving portal is the fastest and easiest way to ensure that your year-end gift is received on time! Visit and sign in to your My Rotary account to ensure that you and your club receive appropriate recognition for your contribution.
Need help making your contribution? Call the Rotary Support Center at 1-866-976-8279 (toll-free).



Why We Support Our Rotary Foundation?

Every minute of every day someone’s life is being improved by our Rotary Foundation. Rotary clubs on every continent are working to improve the living conditions and health of their fellow citizens. Rotarians like you and me can make a difference by continually supporting our Foundation and the Annual Fund. As Rotarians, we determine where funds are allocated through District Designated Funds, which we can use for local or international projects. When we contribute to our Foundation we are promoting worldwide Peace and Understanding.

Only if Every Rotarian Every Year makes a gift to the Annual Fund will we continue to do the great work of The Rotary Foundation.  Thank you for your support!


Service Above Self

Plagued by famine, the impoverished nation of Niger struggles to feed its citizens. But Rotarians like Ernie and Sally Montagne, of Arizona, USA, are helping to break this cycle of hunger and grinding poverty. During a planning trip to Niger on a Rotary Grant, the Montagnes saw firsthand how The Rotary Foundation’s humanitarian efforts are supporting sustainable projects there.

“The Rotary Foundation is our vehicle of choice to enable ordinary Rotarians to make a lasting difference in the lives of thousands of villagers in Africa.”

Ernie and Sally Montagne



Continuing the Mission

Our Rotary year is almost over, but the continuing mission of The Rotary Foundation never ends. The programs of the Rotary Foundation are for the present and future needs – educational programs, medical assistance programs, community assistance and development programs, and various self-help programs – all to improve the lives of the people of the world.  Please remember that the need for The Rotary Foundation’s programs never ends and the need for your financial support and participation never ends.

Thank you for your support of The Rotary Foundation programs and for allowing “the good work” of Rotary to continue. 


Board Members Introduction
President – Susan Xianshu Huang
Immediate Past President – Linda Beloin
President Elect/ Local Committee Chair /Legal Advisor – Ilario Maiolo
President Nominee-James Zdralek
Vice President/Senior Advisor – PP Santoso Hanitijo
Membership/Club Admin/E-Sec – DGN, PP Michel Wong Kee Song 
Treasurer/PR – IPP Linda Beloin
Fundraising Committee Chair/Rotaract – PP Mark-H Chau
Foundation Committee Chair – PP Peter Wong
International Committee Chair– PP Amina Gerba
Environmental Committtee Chair- James Zdralek
Secretary – Suzie Lim Quan Choy
Other Responsibilities
Interact Liaison:                      Rachel Tonye
Speakers:                               Malcolm Olafson
Internet/Web Service:                  Liliane Rushemeza
Bulletin Editor
Susan Xianshu Huang