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Rotary District 7820 - A Brief History
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This District includes: Provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, the Magdalene Islands of Quebec and The French Islands of Saint Pierre et Miquelon
This information has been brought forward from an unknown contributor to our previous website.

At the 1915 Convention of the “International Association of Rotary Clubs”, provision was made for changing the then eight geographical divisions into nineteen numbered districts; fifteen in the United States of America, three in Canada and one in Great Britain and Ireland. The motion renamed the officers in charge from Area Vice-President to District Governor, to be nominated by the Clubs of the District and elected at the Convention.

At that time, there were ten clubs in Canada. Two of them were in the Maritimes – Halifax, Nova Scotia (1913) and Saint John, New Brunswick (1914). Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island was added in 1917. In 1922, the then British Colony of St. John’s, Newfoundland, was added making it a Canadian Club in 1949.

District boundaries and/or identifying numbers have changed eight times over the years:

Changes in Boundaries 
 July 1, 1915
 New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
 July 1, 1918
 No change in boundaries – number change only
 July 1, 1922
 Added Newfoundland and Maine
 July 1, 1937
 No changes in boundaries – number change only
 July 1, 1949
 Newfoundland now a Canadian Province
 July 1, 1958
 Removed New Brunswick and Maine
 July 1, 1989
 Added Saint Pierre et Miquelon
 July 1, 1991
 District Number reassigned
 Jan 1, 1993
 Added Magdalene Islands, Québec
Thus our District 7820 is currently:
(Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and The Magdalene Islands)
(Saint Pierre et Miquelon)
To learn more about District 7820....click here
District 7820 is part of Zone 24 which includes most of Canada, Alaska  and Russian Federation.  For more Zone information and contacts, go to the Zone24 home page....click here



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