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2015 District Conference
Thousand Islands Winery
Here is Another Opportunity for Fun during the District Conference in May.
Saturday Afternoon, May 16th @ 3:00 PM
The cost is $2.00 which includes tasting of six (6) wines and a tour of the winery.
Send reservation requests to Judy Derr at
Payment will be received at Registration.
Deadline is April 1st
Check out the winery online at www.thousandislandswinery.com
If you register for the District Conference online, you must click pay by check, BUT you will have the ability to pay by credit card via paypal by following the directions on your confirmation e-mail.
All current President Elects and Assistant Governor
The 2015 Multi District PETS will be held March 13 and 14th at the Double Tree Hotel in Syracuse, New York. At this event you will be given the tools and help you need to focus your efforts and your Club towards achieving your goals for the 2015-16 Rotary Year.
Rotarians Helping Schools in Burma
The Zaytawun School, in the Bagan area, which is the historical heartland of Myanmar (Burma), has only a few thousand people and the children are very poor. Donations from our District 7170 clubs and individual Rotarians pay for the school supplies, as well as many of the needs of the local clinic, which serves the rural people in an area of several hundred square miles.
"Looking for a Partner? Let's Hook Up.
Dear DG Patricia:
I contacted you after the Rotary International Convention in Sydney and hope that your governorship is going well now that you are into the second month. We began our fiscal year for Alliance for Smiles at the same time as Rotary and have a number of missions lined up between now and the end of June. We especially will be having one in March to Bangladesh where we have great relationships with the Rotary Club of Gulshan Lake City and will be planning to write a VTT Global Humanitarian Grant. We will be most likely writing another grant application for a June 2015 mission but that site has not as yet been determined. Last year we were successful in getting two VTT grants -- one for two sites in China and another Tanzania -- and a third Global Grant for Nigeria. We are going to try for grants for China as well but will be meeting with Rotary Clubs in Hong Kong to determine if they want to do it again and act as the host club.
So, my primary concern right now is getting the process going and donations pledged. The VTT Grant that the Kingspark Rotary Club completed for China involved 26 Rotary Clubs in 4 countries. We would love to have more Rotary Clubs and Districts buy into these grants and for the Bangladesh and June grants have two Rotarian volunteers in Georgia ready to write them.
I look forward to hearing from you about the possibility of this type of a collaboration. There will definitely be opportunities for individuals to volunteer both in medical and non-medical slots for these missions.
Light the Way!!!
Yours in Rotary,
Anita Stangl, President and CEO, Alliance for Smiles, Inc. http://www.allianceforsmiles.org/
President, The Rotary Club of San Francisco 2006-07
President, The San Francisco Rotary Foundation 2012-15
Changes in District Grants for 2015-2016 year
Applications are due on or before June 1, 2015.
The Grants Committee will meet around July 15, 2015
The Spending Plan which lists all grants that the district desires to fund will be submitted to The Rotary Foundation by August 1, 2015
We should have approval of the Spending Plan by Sept 1, 2015 and will then provide official notice to clubs. Note that clubs cannot spend funds related to the grant until after they receive official notice of approval.
The per capita amount donated to the Foundation remains at $30 in order for a club to be qualified for a district grant.
The year upon which the per capita amount is calculated will change; it will be based upon the current year 2014-2015. That will allow any club make additional donations and qualify prior to the committee’s deliberation in mid-July. This also eliminates the need for a club with low per capita giving to partner with other clubs as they have time to achieve qualification on their own.
2016 Council on Legislation
Have you ever believed we need to change how we do things in Rotary? Is there a modification of Rotary’s policies, procedures, or bylaws that you and your Club feel would make Rotary more effective and relevant? Now is the time to propose a change; your next opportunity is not until 2017!
Program Ideas for Sharing
Some programs that have been interesting to the Unidilla club are:
-Thomas Sears and Radu Cristea presented about Faces of Freedom, Lives of Courage a book they wrote of first-hand accounts of life and persecution in communist Romania.
-Spence and Judy Gridley have an excellent program on the Discover America trip that the foreign exchange students go on in the summer.
-Don and Janice Tuttle can present on our club's current matching grant project - an educational project in Lesotho, Africa
I hope to hear of other potential presentations from other clubs.
Zoe Vandermeulen email@example.com
Exchange is realizing that everything you knew before was wrong, but also right in a way.
What's Going on in Your Club?
Does your club have news to share with the clubs around the district?
Would you like your fundraiser to appear on the District 7170 Calendar?
Would you like to promote something your club is doing with other clubs in your area or the entire district?
All this is possible through the use of our District 7170 website – and it’s easy. Just send all pertinent information (date, time, place, event, and cost – if any) to Cindy Kain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please allow a few days for posting on the web site.