Monthly NEWSLETTER          April 2021
Inside this Issue: 
  • President's Message 
  • Club's Breaking News
  • Club Matters
  • Rotary International
  • Rotary Foundation Moments
Club's Breaking News
  • Hon.Jacques Saada was invited to our Club to speak about Racism 
    thanks to PP Andre Trepanier;
  • $200 was received from PP Andre Trepanier's son Alexander's birthday gift to PP Andre to the Club.
  • DGE Fay Campbell visited our Club on Zoom;
  • $500 was received for Dans la rue through CanadaHelps.
     Dear Fellow Rotarians,
April is the month of Environmental protection. There was an Earth Day on April 22nd and Rotary Club in District 7040 decided to join District 7090 for a River Cleaning on this day in partner with St-Laurence and Ottawa River keepers. Our Club supported this initiative by individual actions of recycling used clothes and old batteries, as well as home or neighborhood waste cleaning. We started a campaign of creating awareness of Earth Day on social media to let more people know the importance of environmental protection and individual action.
Environmental Protection is added to the existing Six Area of Focus of Rotary which means so much for Rotary. All the six traditional area of focus are on People and only Environment focuses on nature where People are living in. By protecting the nature, we are building the harmony between People and the Environment.
      Let’s do our best to protect the environment for a healthier                    tomorrow for the world!
Susan Xianshu Huang
President 2020-2021
Club Matters
  • Weekly Club Meetings on Zoom
  1. April 9th, 2021 on Zoom
      On April 9th Club meeting on Zoom, we updated the Club Matters after the Board Meeting
      on April 7th, 2021.
  • Club Matters Updates
  1. Finance update
         -Accounts balance
Treasurer and IPP Linda updated our band account as follows:
As of March 31st, 2021,
Current account is $33,686.47.
Welfare account is $10,394.68
Tangerin account is $84,408.02
  • Donation of $500 was received through Canada Helps for Dans la rue. IPP Linda would prepare a cheque of $500 to be donated to Dans la rue.
  • $300 was received from our President Norminee James for Endpolio donation. Thanks James for the kind donation.
  1. Membership Committee update
    $150 refund of the fourth quarter’s Membership dues was voted by the Board Members. IPP Linda            would send a letter to all the members to their choice of using this $150. They could be used for the       next year’s membership dues, donation to Endpolio, donation to RI and to our Club. It’s totally              depending on the members’ decision.
  1. International Committee update
The International Committee has been working on the Assessment report and would send it to the District soon.
  1. Environmental Committee update
        Board supported PN James’s proposal of encouraging Individual action either garbage                            collection efforts around participants’ main residence or an area they can access                                    easily. Alternatively, people can participate in educational activities and self-audits of recycling                behavior and use of environmental unfriendly chemicals in the home.  PP Santoso added that we            should create awareness of Earth Day on April 24th on social media to let more people know the              importance of environmental protection and individual action. IPP Linda proposed that we should           do a campaign on April 24th for old clothes sorting and giving away or battery recycling.
  1. Interact Club update
       IPP Linda updated that she contacted our Interact Club for RYLA participation and received the               positive answer. Our Club would like to sponsor 3-5 students for the RYLA program for future                 leader training.
2.  April 16th, 2021 Club Meeting on Zoom
At this meeting, President Elect Ilario did the classification talks. PE Ilario has been in the legal professional business for about 15 years. He has been an owner of a law firm focusing on Foreign affairs, red cross, disasters home and abroad, international law etc. In March 2020, he has been a Senior VP for a large Group in charge of legal consulting for Theaters, biotechnology, restaurant etc. He has rich experience in the law field.
PE Ilario talked about the challenge today for the law business due to the development of 
Artificial technology, Outsourcing from India and the building of the Call Centers etc. He thought that today to the lawyer, the ethentical challenge is the key.
Fellow members and PE Ilario then had an interesting conversation regarding some law issues. Thanks to PE Ilario!
3. April 23rd, 2021 Club Meeting on Zoom
At this meeting, we had the honor to have Honorary Jacques Saada to be our Speaker for Racism thanks to PP Andre Trepanier.
Hon. Jacques Saada, P.C.
The Honorable Jacques Saada epitomizes the North American dream.  Born in Tunisia and raised in France, he immigrated to Canada as a young adult and has achieved success in very diverse fields: from teacher to administrator, from linguist and translator to businessman, from consultant in international development to political figure.
His first steps in politics include Chair of the St. Lawrence School Board (South Shore of Montreal) and President of the Liberal Party of Canada (Québec). Elected to the Canadian Parliament in 1997, he was given various high-level responsibilities including Chair of the Canada-U.S. Joint Board of Defense (PJBD) and Parliamentary Secretary.
Under P.M. Paul Martin, he was appointed to the Federal Cabinet where he respectively held four portfolios including Democratic Reform, Leader of Government in the House, Canada Economic Development and Francophonie.
After his political career, in 2007, he became President and CEO of the Quebec Aerospace Association, and authored an autobiography, a novel and numerous articles on world politics. He also sat on an expert panel for the drafting of the economic section of the Strategic plan of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie.
He now holds executive positions on the Boards of Directors of various profit and non-profit organizations, including the St. Hubert Airport, the Communauté Sépharade Unifiée du Québec (Chairman), the Montreal Holocauste Museum, the Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs, and the South Shore Jewish Community (President).
He is the recipient of numerous recognitions and awards, including Commandeur de l’Ordre de la Pléiade (awarded by the World Association of French-Speaking Parliamentarians), the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, Ambassador for UQAM’s Faculty of Human Sciences, etc.
He has been named Personality of the Year 2019 by Media Mosaic for his contribution to the cause of diversity in Quebec.
Hon. Jacques Saada is married to Nicole. They have four children and twelve grandchildren.

   Hon.Jacques Saada did a wonderful and impressive talk on Racism. He said that Racism is the most damaged plaque today. We have to face it and fight for it. He said that not everything faced can be be changed, but until it's faced it can't be changed. To eliminate racism, we need to focus on Education and defend for not right information. Each one of us has the responsibility and we have to take action accordingly.


Founding President Santoso thanked Hon.Jacques for his great speech which spoke out  our voice loudly. He recalled the time when Hon. Jacques, he, DGN Michel and Andre were fighting Racism together. He believed that Racism elimination has a long way to go but we need to do something for it. 

The fellow members and Hon.Jacques had an warm and interesting communication on Racism. This subject really caused the attention and interest of all the participants including DGE Fay.

- President Susan remained the fellow members that RI Convention registeration was open and the discounted rate was $49 until May 7th, after this date would be $65. She encouraged the fellow members to register this event to learn more about Rotary!
     4. April 30th, 2021 Club Meeting on Zoom
At this meeting, we had the honor to have DGE Fay Campbell as our Speaker.

DG Fay Campbell

Growing up in Jamaica, Fay was fascinated by hairstyles and fashion. What started out as a pastime passion led to a successful national and international professional career in Hair Styling.  After graduating from Cosmetology School, she then taught for three years at the school.
Fay immigrated to Canada and was gainfully employed at the prestigious La Coupe hair Salon in Montreal, followed by a career at Vidal Sassoon and other well-known salons. Subsequently, with the knowledge and experience gained from working in several high-end salons in Canada and internationally, Fay ventured off to become a successful entrepreneur and business owner of two high-end Hair Salons and Spa in Toronto and Ottawa.
As a leader in the Cosmetology industry, later in her career, Fay wanted to pass on her expertise, which led her to pursue her second passion - teaching. Following Teacher’s College at Queen’s University, Fay taught at Algonquin College, Ottawa Catholic and Public-School Boards.
Seeking meaningful ways to contribute to and serve her local and global community, Fay joined the Bytown Rotary Club of Ottawa in 2004. Fay served as the Rotary Club Ottawa Bytown president from 2008 to 2010 and as the Area Governor for Ottawa Central from 2011-2017.  Currently, Fay is a member of the Rotary Club of Orleans.
She continues to serve her district in several capacities. For example, she served as the Chair of the Rotary DisCon Silent Auction from 2011 to 2017, as Club International Chair from 2010-2014 and again in 2016-2019.
Fay was the chair of the Rotary District Friendship exchange in 2018. She successfully organized an inbound and outbound Friendship Exchange to District 3040, Bhopal India, and to District 2220 Russia, to name a few of her accomplishments.
Fay is the recipient of five (5) Paul Harris Fellowship and the Monette-Webster Rotarian Award.
DGE Fay shared her experience with Rotary such as how she got to know about Rotary and why she chosen Rotary as her service organization. She said passionately that Rotary brought her and her family a new life so she decided to serve Rotary for her lifetime.
DGE Fay talked about her focus for 2021-2022 for the District 7040:
-Need more people for the District Committee to serve the District. 
-Will create a Mental Health Committee to serve people in need
-Will focus on Education
Founding President Santoso thanked DGE Fay for coming to visit us and sharing her story with us. He said that DGE Fay with hat and smile like a fresh air to Rotary. He wished her good luck in her year as District Governor.
- Birthday members in April
In March, two fellow members had their birthday: PP Andre Trepanier and Fellow Member Patrick Masumpa. PP Andre received a birthday gift of $200 from his son to the Club. A very meaningful gift! Thanks to Andre and his son supporting the Club.
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
In light of the recent changes and restrictions of the province of
Ontario's shutdown decision, the DG group (Hadi and fellow DG's
in neighbouring provinces) decided that we will extend the clean-up
to start on April 24 and end on June 1st. That way if any group of 5
people decide to go out and do some clean-up, we are still complying
with the province's decision.
All clubs in Ontario are advised. Clubs in Quebec and NY state are to
follow their local laws and health authorities recommendations.
From 24-April (Coinciding with 22-April Earth day) to June 1, all Rotary
districts around the Great Lakes and Watershed are doing cleanup in
their area. RD7040 Environment Committee is gearing up to meet the
24-April challenge. We have a Google Drive Excel sheet containing info
for each club, name of the club Environment coordinator, and name of 
site(s) the club will be cleaning up.
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Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
Foundation Moments
Foundation Moments from DG Hadi Mortada
Want to Learn More About The Rotary Foundation?
The Rotary Foundation produces a number of resources that help Rotarians learn about the work that we do around the world.  Here are some favourites:   
1. The Annual Report: annual-report-2019
2. The Rotary Foundation Reference Guide: reference-guide  
3. Videos about our work: rotary-videos
4. Our website:
What is something new that you learned from these online resources?



Matching Money with People for Positive Results

The Rotary Foundation has been so effective because it matches money with people. In the words of Arch C. Klumph, the founder of our Rotary Foundation: “Money alone does little good. Individual service is helpless without money. The two together can be a Godsend to civilization.”

Your financial resources, time, energy, and talent are useful in the Rotary mission. Thank you for your contributions and your efforts in support of The Rotary Foundation and Rotary International.



What can Your $100 Contribution to The Rotary Foundation Do?
Your $100 contribution to The Rotary Foundation can help provide textbooks for one elementary school in Zambia, provide a hearing aid for a deaf child in Pakistan, buy de-worming tablets for 112 children in the Philippines, pay for cataract operations for three blind people in India, or provide 230 blankets for the elderly in the winter months of Korea.
Will you commit today to donate $100 or more per year to The Rotary Foundation and start making a difference in people’s lives?




 What can Your $1000 Contribution to The Rotary Foundation Do


Your $1,000 contribution to The Rotary Foundation can help provide all materials necessary for the construction of a deep bore well in India which supplies clean drinking water to more than 300 people, or materials to treat and prevent parasites and anemia for children in Uruguaiana, Brazil, or purchase a tree nursery in Jamaica that will annually produce 5,000 tree seedlings and increase family income for 700 farmers, or provide artificial limbs to 25 disabled persons in Calcutta, India, or buy kitchen equipment for an orphanage in Peru, or provide a cow and animal husbandry training to a widow in Uganda where civil war shattered the economy and children die because of a lack of protein and calcium in their diets, or buy polio vaccine for 2,000 babies in Nigeria, or fund enough textbooks to educate 2,000 children in a school in Papua New Guinea, or provide 20 $50 micro-loans enabling women in Nicaragua to start a craft business to support their families.  As you can see, you can have a lasting impact in so many ways with your contributions to our Rotary Foundation.

Will you commit today to donating $1,000 per year to The Rotary Foundation and start making a difference in people’s lives?

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