Monthly NEWSLETTER          January 2021
Inside this Issue: 
  • President's Message 
  • Club's Breaking News
  • Club Matters
  • Rotary International
  • Rotary Foundation Moments
5000 Masks has been donated to Old Brewery Mission!
  • 5000 Masks have been donated to Old Brewery Mission
  • Welcome our new member Mrs. Liyin Mo join our Club 
  • Mr. Yvon Gelinas donated $11,500 to our Club and we honored him as
    our Honorary Member for his strong support and contribution to our
    Club in the past years.
  • $2000 has been voted for District Beirut project.
  • Environmental Committee has been set up. Mr. James Zdralek  accepted 
    to be the Chair of this Committee.
  • 2021 Montreal Chinese New Year Charity Concert Fundraising event has been organized. Donation page has been set up on CanadaHelps. $20 
    minimum donation was requested from the Members.
Club Matters
  • Weekly Club Meetings on Zoom
  1. January 8th, 2021 on Zoom
      On January 8th’s meeting on Zoom, we updated the Club Matters after the Board Meeting
      on January 7th, 2021.
  • Club Matters Updates
        1) Finance update
            IPP Linda updated the following:
       -Our bank accounts:
Tangerin:   $84,356
Welfare :    $758
Current:     $12,062
2) Fundraising Committee update
           - A fundraising activity -2021 Montreal Chinese New Year Charity Concert was proposed                  by President Susan and was voted in favor by the Board as follows:
          - The Co-organizer of the Concert will be Montreal Chinese Culture and Arts                                   Foundation(MCCAF) ,
          - Title sponsor: National Bank of Canada ($5000)
          -  Organization to receive the fund from this fundraising:
   Beijing Han Fu Er Charity Foundation for Mental Disabled Children
- Date: Feb.12-28
- Donation online through: CanadaHelps. Fellow Members were requested to participate
  by donating minimum $20 to this fundraising activity.
          - Editing fee of the video to be paid from the $5000 sponsorship from MCCAF which
            is $500.
         In addition to the fund from the Concert fundraising,  the Board voted to donate $2000
         to Beijing Han Fu Er Charity Foundation.
-The Shea Butter products sale was postponed to January 31st ,2021
3) Membership Committee update
Membership Chair Michel updated our membership situation. We had two members who became inactive from Jan.2021. They are Karen Bedard and Carlo Ballerini.
However, we found a new candidate Mrs. Liyin Mo who would like to become our new member. DGN Michel did the interview with her and found out that she was qualified to become our member. Mrs. Liyin Mo was sponsored by President Susan. The board voted to accept Mrs. Liyin Mo as our new member starting January 2021.
4) Local Project update
Organization chosen to receive our Christmas Silent Auction funds was:
         Montreal Children Hospital Foundation- the Pediatric Emergency Mental Health Fund.
    5) International Committee update
        - PP Amina updated that the International Committee was still collecting information to                      properly complete the application for the Global Grant.
        - Beirut donation: $2200 ($2000 from our Club + $200 from President Susan ) to be                      sent to the District’s selected Club for the Beirut project.
        6)  Environmental Committee
  As requested by DG Hadi, our Club decided to set up the Environmental Committee.         President Nominee James Zadralek accepted to be the Chair of the Committee. The   Committee was calling for members involvement.
        7) Bilingual proposal from PP Amina
The Board has discussed about the Bilingual proposal from PP Amina and decided that we should keep the registration in English but keep our mind open for Bilingual.
2. January 15th, 2021 Club Meeting on Zoom
At this meeting, DG Peter Verbeck of District 6990 spoke on Rotarian-People of Action.
DGN Michel introduced our Speaker and welcomed our new member Mrs. LiYin Mo.
DG Peter has served as President of the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne, was District Membership Chair, and Zone 34 Covid-19 Foundation Sub Chair.  Peter is a Major Rotary International Donor, member of the Bequest Society and District Rotarian of the Year 2017-2018. He is also a member of the Rotary International Haiti Handwash Committee. In District 6990, Peter works with the five Rotary Clubs in Grand Bahama who are still recovering from Hurricane Dorian. He has participated in 2 Polio National Immunization trips to India.
DG Peter had a wonderful speech. Himself was an good example of People of Action as we could see from his presentation he had been to so many countries to help people in need. Peter travels twice a year to Africa with projects that include Global Grants for building schools, water, sanitation, disease prevention and economic development projects. He proposed Four Priorities as follows:
  • Increase our impact
  • Expand our reach, rotarians, young people, family members and friends
  • Enhance participate engagement
  • Increase our ability to adopt
Founding President Santoso thanked him on behalf of the Club. He said that his Speech was really very inspiring and we were touched by his Action. He set a good example of Rotarian-People of Action and we should all learn from him. PP Santoso invited him to come back to speak to us again at his convenient time.
3. January 22nd, 2021 Club Meeting on Zoom
At this Meeting, we had Mr. Mark Holingworth to speak on The 3 Levels of Consciousness
of Leadership in the 2020s thanks to our Fellow Member Larbi’s invitation.
-Mark Hollingworth M.Eng, EMBA:
President of 5i Strategic Affairs, Mark Hollingworth is an expert in strategic leadership who has worked as a management consultant, workshop leader/facilitator, university educator and ontological coach for clients in the profit and not-for-profit sectors for over 30 years.  
Mr. Mark Hollingworth did a wonderful presentation on Leadership. He interpreted the Leadership today as follows:
A life-affirming leader is one who knows how to rely on and use the intelligence that exists
everywhere in the community, the company or the school or the organization. And so these leaders
act as hosts, as stewards of other people’s creativity and other people’s intelligence.
A leader these days needs to be one who convenes people, who convenes diversity, who convenes all viewpoints in processes where our intelligence can come forth. So these kinds of leaders do not give us the answers, but they help gather us together so that together we can discover the answers.”
Mark’s presentation covers the following points:
1) How does a Leader lead? Turning Conversation into Action
2)Four levels of Conversation
-Level 1 : Conversing to keep the peace
-Level 2: Conversing to stake my position
-Level 3. Conversing as part of the whole
-Level 4: Conversing while sensing what is moving through
3)3 levels of Consciousness
1)The Physical Body: Being fully present.
As leaders, we need to be not just aware of what our brains or intellect are telling us, we also need to be in contact with and sensing what our heart, guts or even our entire body is telling us.
2)The Social Body: Awareness of others
When we are called upon to play a leadership role, it implies that there are some “followers” or others involved too. Indeed, it is now extremely rare that major organizational or political decisions are taken by one person alone. Major decisions are now made in multi-stakeholder decision-making processes where individuals with diametrically-opposing points of view might need to be fully implicated and participating in the process.
3)The Global body: our world view
The third realm of consciousness, is the level of awareness of what is happening in the larger
interconnected system of the planet or eco-sphere. When taking organizational decisions, what is the
level of consciousness of any leader? What are they aware of in their macro-environment and what do they consider pertinent factors in their decision-making?
How does a Leader lead in an important meeting? Here were some discussions:
1)Have your own ideas before the meeting
2)Get to know your employees, team members or your clients.
3)Communication turns into action
4)Open to change, create new ideas
5)Identify the questions, open discussion and reach creative decision.
Founding President Santoso thanked Mr. Hollingworth on behalf of the Club. He commented that his presentation was very interesting and made us reflect deeply. He invited him to come back to speak to us again at his convenient to learn more about Leadership.
-DGN Michel announced that our Club received $11,500 from our old friend Yvon Gelinas. Among them, $10,000 was for our Club’s use and $1500 was for the use of DGN Michel for his Governancy expense.
-Zelé Montreal has donated $1000 to our Club for the appreciation of our help to transfer their donationa funds to Rotary Club of  Zelé Békaa for Beirut project.
4. January 29th, 2021 Zoom Meeting
At this meeting, President Nominee James Zadralek spoke on the Environment and Service-A new focus for Rotary.
He reported that there would be 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 and we should support this initiative.
James thought Environmental Protection was added to the existing Six Area of Focus which meant so much for Rotary. He thought that 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.
Typical Rotary Actions needs the support of Education, Research, Polities, Community Activities, Individual activities and financial,personnel and organizational support.River Cleaning-up is the same thing. We need to support education to promote behaviors that protect the environment, we need to strengthen ecosystems and communities that are affected by climate change; we need to enhance the capacity of communities to manage and conserve natural resources etc.
There are many types of pollution in the environment we are living in, such as:
  • Air pollution - Chemical (CO2, No2, methane)
  • Air pollution - Physical (precipitation, soot, acid rain)
  • Water pollution - Chemical (poisons, oxygen/fertiliser/heat)
  • Water pollution - Physical (trash)
  • Ground pollution - Chemical (water table poisons)
  • Ground pollution - Physical (trash)
  • Noise, light, heat, sound - Bird, bats migrating animals
Barriers (cars, dams, mines, wells, flow changes, earthquakes, drainage
           In conclusion, we should support the river clean up as it meets the 4-way tests of Rotary
  • True +
  • Fair +
  • Goodwill +++
  • Beneficial ++
Founding President Santoso thanked James on behalf of the Club for his great presentation and thoughts about the new area of focus. The meeting ended by signing O, Canada!
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
-Global Grants – Making Sustainable Change in the World
Rotary clubs in Honduras and Pennsylvania, USA partnered together for a Global Grant to provide eye and vision care to needy residents in Honduras. During a 10-day long mission, Rotarians from both clubs worked to provide a wide variety of vision services through clinics held at local schools and neighborhoods. Over 1,200 individuals were evaluated and 600 received prescription eyeglasses. A local non-governmental organization will continue to provide eyeglasses and medications to those in need.
Improved eyesight can translate into improved educational or occupational opportunities, contributing greatly to improved quality of life for these Honduran residents. Clubs worldwide use these grants to make similar long-term, sustainable improvements in the world.
Every Rotary club has the opportunity to change lives around the world with the help of The Rotary Foundation….one project at a time.
-What Makes a Successful Global Grant Application?
Consult with local experts early in the planning process to build a strong project plan and global grant application. The district resource network* (see below) can help.
To be approved, your application must clearly describe how your project, scholarship, or vocational training team:
✓ Is sustainable — include plans for long-term success after the global grant funds have been spent
✓ Includes measurable goals
✓ Aligns with one of Rotary's areas of focus
✓ Responds to real community needs
✓ Actively involves Rotarians and community members
✓ Meets the eligibility requirements in the terms and conditions of the grant
The Rotary Foundation’s grant model empowers Rotarians to continue advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
*What is a district resource network? District international service chairs are tasked with identifying local Rotarian and Rotary alumni experts to build a district resource network that clubs can consult to improve a project or global grant proposal. Working with fellow district and club leaders, international service chairs recruit interested local Rotarians and alumni with expertise in the areas of focus and project planning to serve as advisers and consultants on club projects. The district’s clubs take advantage of their network of experts by contacting them directly for assistance with projects, or by requesting an introduction from the district international service chair.
-Do Large Grants every take Place in North America?
Yes! Rotary Global Grants can have large projects, Global Scholarships and Vocational Training Teams all here in the United States and Canada…or in any Rotary country or region. One of the most amazing aspects of our great foundation is that there are opportunities for large projects wherever there is a need. Criteria must be met, but there have been and will continue to be large-scale projects in “developed” countries. Read about how the Rotary Club of Little Rock made a big difference in one of the poorest regions in our country.
-What is a Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarship?
Established in 1947, the original Ambassadorial Scholarship program was designed to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. With the launch of the Rotary Grants model, scholarships are now used to fund a study by graduate students whose career goals support an area of focus. The funding is the same as a humanitarian global grant with a minimum scholarship amount of US $30,000. Upon returning home, Rotary Scholars share with Rotarians and others their experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country, and what career they will go into in order to meet the six areas of focus and spread goodwill and understanding.
Do you know any students that you would like to nominate for a scholarship?
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