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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Past-President
Treasurer
Secretary
Rotary Foundation
Public Relations
Youth Exchange Chairperson
 
 
 

 

 

 

The club meets on Thursdays at 6:30 PM

At the American Legion 4431 Seneca Rd.

Trumansburg, NY 14886

United States

 

Come join us for a free dinner. Contact Cindy Kain goddess48@aim.com and she will make arrangements. Come see what our club is all about.

 
Home Page Stories
 
 
Foundation Minute for the week of September 26th
When you sit down to enjoy a beer, you probably don't spend a lot of time thinking about one of its main ingredients – water. Or the fact that 3,000 children die each day from diseases caused by unsafe water.
 
A group of innovative Rotarians aren't just thinking; they're doing something about it.  Their fellowship group, Beers Rotarians Enjoy Worldwide (BREW), has organized events around the world and is working to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Rotary's global water, sanitation, and hygiene efforts.
 
"By drinking a beer, I can help bring fresh water to a village in Africa," says Steven Lack, a member of the Rotary Club of Pleasant Hill, California. "If you can drink beer and some of the money goes to doing good in the world, that is something you can feel good about."
 
Fellowships like BREW are Rotary's way of bringing together members who share a particular passion. Rotarian Action Groups unite members who have expertise in a specific service area. The beer fellowship's leaders realized that joining forces with this action group, which is dedicated to providing access to clean water, would create a sum larger than the two parts.
 
Beer is fun and promotes fellowship, both of which make Rotary more appealing. And by bringing together people who share an interest in beer, you can unite them for the purpose of doing good.
 
In addition to working with the action group, BREW promotes the idea of good times and service by helping clubs organize beer festivals. These events appeal to younger people, raise money for club projects, and are easy to plan. All you need is to:
  • Approach a microbrewery or two to donate beer
  • Bring food or secure a food truck
  • Line up a band
  • Pitch a tent.
Such a good idea that will benefit The Rotary’s Foundation area of focus:  Water and Sanitation.  Perhaps your club can do the same!!  Have fun.
 

 
  
 
TRUMANSBURG ROTARY WITH INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT RAVI RAVINDRAN AT THE FOUNDATION DINNER 2015
 

 
 
DINNER AND SPEAKER SCHEDULE
SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER  2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary International News
Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of September auctions.
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.