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We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
The Otesaga Resort Hotel
60 Lake Street
Cooperstown, NY  13326
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Rotary’s World Polio Day event looks ahead to ending the disease for good
While the fight to eradicate polio suffered a blow this year when the virus re-emerged in Nigeria, Rotary leaders and top health experts focused Monday on the big picture: the global presence  of the paralyzing disease has never been smaller. The headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, served as the site of Rotary’s fourth annual World Polio Day event. Some of the biggest names in the polio eradication campaign were there to reflect on the year’s progress and discuss what’s needed to end the disease for good. More than 200 people...
Virtual reality films bring new dimension to polio fight
At this year’s World Polio Day celebration in Atlanta, Rotary is harnessing the power of virtual reality technology to build empathy and inspire action in our fight to eradicate polio. Rotary, with support from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, produced a virtual reality film that tells the story of Alokita, a young adult who suffered paralysis from polio as a child growing up in India, which has been polio-free since 2011. “When you open your eyes and see a different environment around you, you relate to the subject on a visceral, personal level,” says Vincent Vernet, direct of digital and...
Rotary Day at UN highlights role of business in building a better world
From the United Nations’ earliest days in the aftermath of World War II, the organization’s humanitarian mission has always dovetailed with Rotary’s efforts to administer aid and build peace. This year’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, 12 November, will highlight the role businesses can play in that collaboration as we work toward a more just and equitable world. The theme of this year’s gathering at UN headquarters in New York City, “Responsible Business, Resilient Societies,” recognizes Rotary’s role at the intersection of commerce and cause. As leaders in their professions and...
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Membership Responsibilities:

• Attend weekly Club meetings

• Participate in Club activities and projects 

• Pay annual dues

Attendance Requirements:

• Attain an attendance record of at least 50 percent (Rotary International rule). Missed meetings may be made up 14 days before or after the regular meeting(Rotary International rule). You can check your attendance at anytime on our Club website: www.clubrunner.ca/Cooperstown

Options for missed meetings include attending another Rotary Club's weekly meeting, participating in a Club communal activity, attend a Club Board or committee meeting, or participate in an online Rotary e-Club activity (a link is available on our Club website).

You can report makeups via email at carlyhi@aol.com

• If you anticipate you will be unable to attend Club meetings, you can request a leave of absence in advance of the missed meetings. Leave of absence forms are available on our Club website