ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 7255
Brooklyn * Queens * Nassau * Suffolk
All of Long Island, New York, U.S.A.
Kamlesh Mehta
District Governor 2015-16

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Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) -- Saturday, October 17, 2015

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)
seeks to have Rotary Clubs identify those Rotarians who appear to have the potential for future club leadership and provide those so identified with a quality education in Rotary knowledge and leadership skills so important in voluntary organizations.
Date & Time:
Saturday, October 17, 2015
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Location:
Melville Marriott
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) -- Saturday, October 17, 2015 Prakash Pisipati 2015-07-25 04:00:00Z
District Wide Action/ Club Events on Facebook Page
Click on "Facebook" to find all the exciting news from all the clubs in our district.
While you're at it, don't forget to post your events!!
(Prerequisite: Click on LIKE to like this page; send a request to get editor privileges; post away)
 
District Wide Action/ Club Events on Facebook Page Prakash Pisipati 2015-07-09 04:00:00Z
ROTARY FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE
 
ROTARY FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE
Are you interested in traveling to Australia?
Our District Rotary Friendship Exchange Program is offering a trip to Melbourne, Australia.  A team of Rotarians and Family Members from D7255 will travel to Melbourne, RD 9790. -CONTACT: Rotarian Rose Quaranta: roseq40@aol.com
ROTARY FRIENDSHIP EXCHANGE Prakash Pisipati 2015-07-08 04:00:00Z
SAVE THE DATE -- 6/30 -- ** Honor DG Tony Civitano ** -- FREE ADMISSION--

 FREE ADMISSION
** Honor DG Tony Civitano **
** Enjoy Fellowship **
Presentation of District Awards
** Support Veterans & Their Families **
*********** JUNE 30TH 2015 *************
MARRIOT COURTYARD
LIE EXIT 60; 6PM - 8PM
CASH BAR
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RSVP: Kathy Gibson - BayvilleBB@aol.com - 516-628-8717
Jackie Bartly - eringobragh0142@gmail.com - 516-671-6055
SAVE THE DATE -- 6/30 -- ** Honor DG Tony Civitano ** -- FREE ADMISSION-- Prakash Pisipati 2015-06-23 04:00:00Z
District Governor Installation
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District Governor Installation
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Sunday, June 28th, 2015
6.30 PM onward
Gala Dinner Reception at
Antun's by Minar
Hicksville, NY 11801
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Contribution: 60.00
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RSVP: lionelchitty@gmail.com or sbahl@palmbay.com
(This event is replacing DG Tony's last leadership meeting)
 
District Governor Installation Prakash Pisipati 2015-05-31 04:00:00Z
Queensborough West Rotary - Charter Installation
Queensborough West Rotary - Charter Installation Prakash Pisipati 2015-05-29 04:00:00Z
Gift of Life, Inc. Gala Dinner Dance
Gift of Life, Inc. Gala Dinner Dance Prakash Pisipati 2015-04-01 00:00:00Z
Multi-District Conference, Mystic Marriot, Conn., April 23-26, 2015
 

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Multi-District Conference, Mystic Marriot, Conn., April 23-26, 2015 2015-01-01 00:00:00Z
Happy Thanksgiving!
On behalf of myself and  District Leadership wishing you and your families and happy and enjoyable Thanksgiving. As Rotarians we are grateful  we are in a position to help those less fortunate.  Let's keep fellow rotarian Cliff Hamond and his family in our thoughts and prayers and pray for a total recovery.
District Governor
Tony Civitano
Happy Thanksgiving! 2014-11-24 00:00:00Z
District 7255 Governor 2017-2018
We are pleased to report the following results from the District Nominating Committee which met today for the purpose of nominating the District Governor and Vice Governor for Rotary Year 2017-2018.
District 7255 Governor 2017-2018 2014-11-22 00:00:00Z
World Polio Day - "We're this close"
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Roosevelt Middle School, Roosevelt, NY
Ms.Pieters -- Health 7/8
Friday, October 24, 2014
World Polio Day - "We're this close" 2014-10-27 00:00:00Z
Paul Harris Luncheon
Paul Harris Luncheon 2014-09-24 00:00:00Z
Rotary Cares Health Committee

ROTARY CARES HEALTH COMMITTEE (RCHC)

DG Tony has asked that we start a committee of Rotarians to promote the importance of health and health awareness for the Rotarians and our families in our District.  Healthy Rotarians can do more for their family, their business as well as their club.

Rotary Cares Health Committee 2014-07-07 00:00:00Z
July 4th

On behalf of myself and the District Staff wishing you and your families a safe and happy 4th of July.!

Tony Civitano
District Governor 2014-2015
District 7255

July 4th 2014-07-03 00:00:00Z
District 7255 First Annual Golf Outing

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District 7255 First Annual Golf Outing Cornell Frank 2014-03-19 00:00:00Z
Important District Conference Message from District Governor Gwenn

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Regards,
DG Gwenn
Important District Conference Message from District Governor Gwenn Cornell Frank 2014-03-18 00:00:00Z
Invitation to join the Centennial Celebration of the Rotary Club of Brooklyn 3/29
The Rotary Club of Brooklyn Centennial Birthday has rescheduled its Centennial Gala to Sunday, September 14, 2014. from 12:00 Noon at Gargiulo's Restaurant located at 2911 West 15th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224. Dinner, Dancing & Raffles.  Ticket Prices $125 per person.
 
For more information please contact either Elaine Quinones at tinyeq@aol.com or Laura Caruana at biomom821@aol.com

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Invitation to join the Centennial Celebration of the Rotary Club of Brooklyn 3/29 Cornell Frank 2014-03-04 00:00:00Z
Message from DG Gwenn in regard to the Silent Auction and Conference display space requirments

TO ALL ROTARIANS
 
At every District Conference a Silent Auction is being held with the proceeds going to THE ROTARY FOUNDATION so we can do our good works in the community and around the world. The winning bidder's check at the auction is made out to the Rotary Foundation and they will get credit for their contribution.
 
Tradition has it that each club donates an item with a value of $100.00. Mark the item with your club's name and description of gift, i.e. Gift certificate, Gift basket, Spa and Beauty Treatment, tickets for an event or a service.
 
Please bring the item to the District Conference in Newport on April 24th or call Wendy Walsh at (516)635-7627 a1lady@aol.com;
Vicky Greenberg (917)749-8881 or Kim Stevens (631)745-3240 kim@islandcompanies.com to arrange for a pick up.
 
IMPORTANT: To display your signature project or fundraiser at the Conference please let Joyce Duck at (631)325-8264 jduck@optonline.net
know how much space you need.
 
Regards,
DG Gwenn

Message from DG Gwenn in regard to the Silent Auction and Conference display space requirments Cornell Frank 2014-02-27 00:00:00Z
Forty-Two Sleeping Bags for Veterans Request from DGE Tony
DGE Tony Civitano is requesting clubs in the District to assist 42 homeless vets sleeping on the grounds of Northport VA. If you can help please contact the Northport Club.  Thank you
Forty-Two Sleeping Bags for Veterans Request from DGE Tony 2014-02-10 00:00:00Z
Children's Holiday Party sponsored by Jet Blue & JFK Club

The Children's Holiday Party sponsored by Jet Blue and the Rotary Club of JFK International Airport. Over 300 children including handicapped children from 9 different schools met Santa Claus, got backpack filled with goodies and had a great time.

(Note: Other submtted pctures could not bve posted because the District 7255 website does not accept pictures larger than 1024 px.  Kindly submit picture accordingly to Webmaster Dr. Cornell C. Frank at ccjrfrank@optonline.net)

 

Children's Holiday Party sponsored by Jet Blue & JFK Club Cornell Frank 2013-12-10 00:00:00Z
November Newsletter by District Governor Gwenn Ramage-Wons
Hello Rotarians:
 
November is Foundation month, however, with the huge typhoon
that hit the Philippines and our own hurricane Sandy, I will be concentrating
on helping victims of disaster.
 
As you know, Rotary is not a first responder, but Rotarians were already
on the ground in the Philippines since September when the 7.1 earthquake
hit, helping those who lost everything. The typhoon that struck the country
is the worst to ever hit the Philippines. Since Rotarians are currently on location
it is felt that there is an immediate need for Shelter Boxes to help families in
need. We, therefore, have decided that we will give at least one Shelter Box to
a needy family and then decide what to do with the balance of the donations.
Hopefully, more donations will be received  so that we can help rebuild
villages in the Philippines and so ENGAGE ROTARY AND CHANGE LIVES.
 
There is still a need locally for Sandy victims, and the "Adopt a Home" program
is moving well in the Lindenhurst and Bayshore areas.
 
We all should be very thankful for having a roof over our head and food on the
table.
 
A happy Thanksgiving and Hanukkah to all.
 
Gwenn
 
Gwenn Ramage-Wons
District Governor 2013/14
Rotary District 7255
November Newsletter by District Governor Gwenn Ramage-Wons Cornell Frank 2013-11-27 00:00:00Z
Gift of Life 726 Gala by District Governor Gwenn Ramage-Wons

It was my pleasure to attend the Gift of Life 726 Gala.

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James LaMantia, Gala Chair, District First Spouse Gene Wons, District Governor Gwenn
and Dr. Raj Patel from the Riverhead Club

Gift of Life 726 Gala by District Governor Gwenn Ramage-Wons Cornell Frank 2013-11-23 00:00:00Z
District 7255 Philippine Disaster Aid Fund by District Governor Gwenn

We are establishing a "Philippine Disaster Aid Fund" for the victims in the typhoon and all donations should be made out to:

Rotary District 7255 Foundation

and write in memo box: Philippines Disaster Aid

Then mail your Tax Deductible check to:

Len Stevens, District Treasurer
Rotary District 7255
P. O. Box 1552
Smithtown, NY 11787

Thank you for your kindness

DG Gwenn Ramage-Wons

District 7255 Philippine Disaster Aid Fund by District Governor Gwenn Cornell Frank 2013-11-13 00:00:00Z
Million Dollar Dinner Committee Special Training by PDG Quaranta
District 7255 Foundation Chair for 2012-2016 PDG Arnold Quaranta invited all Rotarians to join one of four Rotary Club meetings that had been hel on:
 

    • Monday, October 28, 2013 at 5:30 PM at Janney Montgomery Scott, in Garden City, NY

    • Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 12:15 PM ant the Rotary Club of Riverhead at the Culinary Arts Center

    • Wednesday, October 30th at 12:15 PM at the Rptary Club of Smithtown, in Smithtown, NY, and

    • Thursday, October 31th at 7:45 AM at the Rotary Club of Ronkonkomas, in Ronkonkoma, NY

 

The guest speakers were: PDG Arnold T. Quaranta Jr., District 7255 Foundation Chair 2012-2016. and a member of the Rotary Club of the  Ronkonkomas, Rotary International  Foundation Major Gifts Officers for Zone 32 Jenna Archuleta, and Endowment/Major Gifts Advisor Mac Leask, CPA

Million Dollar Dinner Committee Special Training by PDG Quaranta Cornell Frank 2013-11-03 00:00:00Z
Gift of Life 726 Gala by James LaMantia
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Gift of Life 726 Gala by James LaMantia Cornell Frank 2013-10-28 00:00:00Z
District Simplified Grant Application Packet by PDG George Solomon

District Governor Gwenn and District Grants Chair PDG George Solomon have made the District Simplified Grant Application Packet available to every Rotary Club in District 7255.

Click on "More..." below to see the packet.   The packet is also available as a "fill-in form" in the "Download Files" section on the left side of the District 7255 homepage.  A little scrolling down may be necessary. The packet is available in Word .docx and Word .doc format.

District Simplified Grant Application Packet by PDG George Solomon Cornell Frank 2013-10-16 00:00:00Z
October 2013 Newsletter Article by District Governor Gwenn Ramage-Wons
Hello Fellow Rotarians:
 
Vocational Service is our focus for October. Rotarians hold themselves to high ethical standards. Diversification of classifications within each club recognizes the dignity of all occupations and careers and Rotary provides an opportunity to use experience to serve both within the community and globally. Paul Harris led the way with the philosophy that a Rotarian is a good person with whom to do business.

Additionally, Vocational Service provides an occasion for Rotarians to interact with the youth of the community. A career day at the local high school, sponsored by the Rotary Club and including other community leaders, showcases a variety o careers. Rotarians can offer mentoring, internships and shadowing to the future generation. Interenerational fellowship insures the opportunity to change lives and grow our fine organization.

Have a great October.
 
ENGAGE ROTARY - CHANGE LIVES
 
Gwenn Ramage-Wons
District Governor 7255

October 2013 Newsletter Article by District Governor Gwenn Ramage-Wons Cornell Frank 2013-10-16 00:00:00Z
Greetings from Newsletter Editor PDG Ravi
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Greetings Fellow Rotarians:

DG Gwenn and District 7255 are off to a roaring start since her installation. She is tirelessly working to invigorate all of the District’s efforts. The District is full of new ideas and a palpable energy. We are holding our regular District meetings and I would like to give special thanks to Patricia McCarthy for keeping the District’s minutes and for relaying them to leadership.

Greetings from Newsletter Editor PDG Ravi Cornell Frank 2013-10-14 00:00:00Z
DG Gwenn's Official Visit to the Rotary Club of Flushing

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DG Gwenn (center) with Rotary Club of Flushing President All Harris (right) and Past President Veronica Tsang (left)

DG Gwenn's Official Visit to the Rotary Club of Flushing Cornell Frank 2013-09-26 00:00:00Z
District Governor Gwenn's visit to the Smithtown Clubs

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District Governor Gwenn (second from right) with Assistant Governor Warren Sternberg (left), Rotary Club of Smithtown Sunrise President Andrew Ratway (second from left) and Rotary Club of Smithtown President Father De Leon (right)

District Governor Gwenn's visit to the Smithtown Clubs Cornell Frank 2013-09-25 00:00:00Z
District Governor Gwenn's Official Visit to the Rotary Club of Riverhead

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District Governor Gwenn (middle) with Rotary Club of Riverhead President Mary Ellen and District 7255 Community Service Chair Bill during DG Gwenn's Official Visit on September 11, 2013

District Governor Gwenn's Official Visit to the Rotary Club of Riverhead Cornell Frank 2013-09-11 00:00:00Z
District Conference

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To register electronically and make payment by credit card or by check click here

Kindly click on "More" below to view and print the "District Conference Registration Form"  that can be filled out manually.

District Conference Cornell Frank 2013-09-07 00:00:00Z
News flash from District Governor Gwenn

Rotarian Cornell Frank has been kind enough to prepare a User's Manual that is intended to be used by District 7255 Club Officers and Rotarians to update information directly on the District 7255 web site if their respective Rotary club does not use the services of ClubRunner/Doxess Technologies.  "Screen shots" and red arrows pointing the way, will ease finding the location of the buttons to be pressed in order to accomplish the desired results.  The manual is available from the "Download" section on the left side of the District 7255 web site.  Please scroll down a bit until you see the "Download" section on the left side.  The Manual is entitled "District 722 Web Site Update Interaction including Attendance Reporting" and is available in two parts.

News flash from District Governor Gwenn Gwenn Ramage-Wons 2013-09-06 00:00:00Z
DG's Gwenn successful visit to the Rotary Clubs of Roslyn and North Shore, LI

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DG Gwenn and District 7255 First Spouse Gene (right) with PDG Katie (second from right), AG's Diane (fourth from right) and Howard (third from right), Rotary Club of North Shore, LI President Terri (left) and Rotary Club of Roslyn Co-Presidents Cathy (second from left) and Deborah (fourth from left).

 

DG's Gwenn successful visit to the Rotary Clubs of Roslyn and North Shore, LI Cornell Frank 2013-08-29 00:00:00Z
Camp Paquatuck–Respite Day

A brief reference to Camp Paquatuck–Respite Day for the 106th Rescue Wing of the ANG was forwarded.

Reference was also made to other Rotarians having the story and that three pictures can be viewed at the following website (copy and paste the lURL into your favorite web browser):

https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=ccb532e3f25c2091&id=CCB532E3F25C2091!1767&Bsrc=Photomail&Bpub=SDX.Photos&action=Download&authkey=!ACr9FzHQS35hixU

More will be posted as soon as we get the rest of the story...
Camp Paquatuck–Respite Day Wallace (Wally) Mahoney 2013-08-24 00:00:00Z
A message from District 7255 PolioPlus Chair PDG David H. Ardam

As PolioPlus Chair for District 7255 I hope to send out to the club presidents updates throughout the year on the progress Rotary is making (along with its partners) in the efforts to eradicate polio.

 I recommend reading the articles at the following link, which you may share with your club: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=1519be1cd815ed6195660c2c8&id=51a971a8b2&e=90d97c0df2 . It's the August 2013 edition of Polio News.

 Please remember the latest Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Challenge Grant. For this year and the next two years, the Gates Foundation will be matching your donations to PolioPlus at the Rotary Foundation on a 2 for 1 basis, up to $35,000,000 in Rotary contributions. That means, for every dollar we Rotarians raise and donate, Gates will add $2 more to the effort! 

Dave

David M. Ardam, Past District Governor (2007-2008)
Rotary International District 7255
District PolioPlus Chair
District Co-Chair, Rotary Leadership Institute
Member, Rotary Club of Commack-Kings Park, New York
Club Rotary Foundation Chair
A message from District 7255 PolioPlus Chair PDG David H. Ardam Cornell Frank 2013-08-22 00:00:00Z
District Governor Gwenn's successful visit to Baldwin-Rockville Centre

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DG Governor Gwenn (fourth from right) and AG Nancy Hanson (third from right) enjoying their Official Club visit with the leadership and a few members of the Rotary Club of Baldwin-Rockville Centre. At right is the "District 7255 first spouse Gene."

District Governor Gwenn's successful visit to Baldwin-Rockville Centre Cornell Frank 2013-08-22 00:00:00Z
District Governor Gwenn's club visits update

DG Gwenn had a successful visit with the following Rotary Clubs: Manhasset, Great Neck and Gold Coast, Lake Success on Tuesday, August 20th at the Pearl East.  She enjoyed meeting with all the active Rotary members.

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 See DG Gwenn schedule of club visits immediately below.

District Governor Gwenn's club visits update Cornell Frank 2013-08-20 00:00:00Z
District Governor Gwenn's Club Visit Schedule (Updated)
DISTRICT GOVERNOR’S CLUB VISITS

August 7th -         dinner Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, E-Club & Verrazano Clubs

August 8th -         breakfast West Hempstead, Hempstead-Uniondale     

August 20th -       lunch Manhasset, Great Neck & Gold Coast

August 21st-        breakfast with Williston Park

August 22nd -      lunch Baldwin/Rockville Center

August 26th -       lunch Mineola-Garden City

August 27th -       lunch Syosset-Woodbury

August 28th -       lunch Farmingdale, Farmingdale Breakfast

August 29th -       lunch Roslyn, North Shore L.I.

September 4th -   breakfast Hauppauge, Commack/Kings Park, Ronkonkomas

September 5th -    lunch Islip

Sepember 10th -   dinner Southold and Greenport

September 11th -   lunch at Riverhead

September 12th -   lunch North Hills Veterans

September 12th -   dinner Central Islip/Islandia and Brentwood

September 24th -   lunch Rocky Point and Middle Island

September 24th -   dinner Glen Head and Bayville/Center Island       

September 25th -   lunch Smithtown and Smithtown Sunrise

September 26th -   lunch at Flushing

September 30th -   dinner at Easthampton

October 1st -         lunch Queens Borough

October 1st -         dinner Southwest Queens, Rockaway

October 2nd -        dinner Jamaica, Historic Jackson Heights

October 3rd -         lunch Southampton, Westhampton

October 8th -         lunch Locust Valley, Glen Cove

October 8th -         dinner Jackson Heights, Central Queens

October 10th -        lunch Stony Brook, Port Jefferson

October 15th -        lunch Hampton Bays

October 16th -        lunch Oceanside-Island Park, Franklin Square

October 16th -        dinner Patchogue, Sayville

October 17th -        dinner Lindenhurst, Amityville (Goccia D’Oro)

October 22nd -       lunch Malverne, East Rockaway-Lynbrook

October 22nd-        dinner Floral Park-Bellerose (Trinity Restaurant)

October 23rd -        lunch Oyster Bay

October 24th -        dinner Shirley/Mastic, Moriches & Bellport

October 25th -        lunch Huntington Station, Melville (Jewels)

October 29th -        breakfast at East Northport

October 30th -       dinner Hicksville-Jericho Sunrise, Freeport-Merrick (Elliots)

October 31th -        lunch Babylon, Bay Shore

November 5th -      lunch Huntington

November 6th -       lunch Northport

November 7th -       dinner Seatuck Cove

November 7th -       Homecoming Dinner at Mahogany's on Montauk Highway
                                   in Speonk, NY

November 20th -      JFK International Airport

     

District Governor Gwenn's Club Visit Schedule (Updated) Gwenn Ramage-Wons 2013-08-17 00:00:00Z
New RI Website Announcement
Dear Rotary Club Officer,
 
For nearly two years, we’ve been working to refresh and revitalize Rotary’s website and in just a few days, your new website will be unveiled to our members and the public.  We are set to launch on August 26th, and in anticipation of this exciting event, I am reaching out to the leaders of our organization and asking you to join me in being champions and advocates for this wonderful new tool.
 
Each of you plays a key leadership role in your club and with its members. We want to highlight the many positive aspects of the new website and ease any initial concerns that may arise as you and the members of your club familiarize yourselves with the new site.
 
I’ve had the opportunity to speak directly with RI President Ron D. Burton about the upcoming launch and he has expressed his enthusiasm and support for the many improvements being made. We hope to make the transition to the new online experience as smooth as possible.
 
We want to draw attention to a few key features of the new website that we think you will find most helpful as you field questions from Rotarians in the coming weeks.
 
New RI Website Announcement Cornell Frank 2013-08-17 00:00:00Z
DG Gwen's first official....

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DG Gwen is shown having a wonderful time visiting the Verrazano, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Bridge and the E-Club on August 7, 2013. 

DG Gwen's first official.... Bruno Frustaci 2013-08-12 00:00:00Z
August is Rotary Membership and Club Extension month

My fellow Rotarians,

All of us know that Rotary has incredible potential to do good work.  We are going to do that by ENGAGING ROTARIANS by getting them involved, by getting them inspired, and by making sure that all Rotarians know what gift they have in Rotary.

The goal is to make Rotary bigger, not just with more members but with more involved and ENGAGED and motivated members, who will be the ones to lead us in the future.  We do not just ask anyone to join Rotary.  We are looking to attract successful and motivated people who care.  We ask them to take their valuable time and give it to Rotary.  So, when they join our club, we need to be sure that their time in Rotary is well spent and enjoyable.

I am pleased to report that I had the privilege of inducting twelve new Rotarians at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Hicksville South.  As I begin my official visits, I am looking forward to inducting even more new members and inspiring them to be engaged and involved.  

Your club can sponsor a new club in your community and also help grow our eClub, which has many advantages to provide access to Rotary for smaller communities, alumni, former Rotarians or people who would like to serve but cannot physically attend formal meetings.  This is crucial so that we reach our goal of 1.3 Million Rotarians, by the year 2015.

During the PETS seminar each incoming president was given an overview of the IGNITE PROGRAM presented and started by RI Director Ken Boyd.  The purpose of which is to IGNITE EVERY ROTARIAN by involving them in one or more Rotary activities.  Everyone has something to contribute to the success of his or her own club, therefore every person has the power to CHANGE A LIFE.  Ask your club president, area governor, or membership chair for more information.

ENGAGE ROTARY, CHANGE LIVES

DG Gwenn Ramage-Wons
District Governor 2013-2014
TOGETHER AGAIN 

August is Rotary Membership and Club Extension month 2013-08-01 00:00:00Z
Governor Gwenn Ramage-Wons WELCOMES YOU!
Hello Fellow Rotarians:
 
I welcome you all to our new District 7255 TOGETHER AGAIN!  What a great opportunity to make this a very successful year for Rotary.  

It is an honor to serve as the first District Governor of the newly combined District 7255.  Not in my wildest dreams would I have thought that I would become a District Governor, least of all the governor of all of Long Island, where I have made my home since 1981.
 
After two years of merger meetings we finally made it and we are TOGETHER AGAIN.  Now we can remember our past and celebrate our history, triumphs, traditions, and fellowships with pride.

We have the opportunity to create a vibrant and growing district, increasing membership, creating new clubs, increasing our giving to the Rotary Foundation, and most of all fellowship with our friends to the west and to the east.  I encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and make up a meeting at a club out of your immediate area.  Go to their fundraisers and they will come to yours.
 
We face the future with imagination and generosity inspired by our new plan of action.  We demand the best of the future and we will take with us the best of the past.
 
ENGAGE ROTARY, CHANGE LIVES!
Governor Gwenn Ramage-Wons WELCOMES YOU! 2013-07-01 00:00:00Z
Making Rotary History - DG Gwenn Ramage-Wons Installation JUNE 5, 2013

Celebrating the Installation of

Gwenn Ramage-Wons

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Rotary District 7255
2013-2014

with keynote speaker: RI Director Bryn Styles

Making Rotary History - DG Gwenn Ramage-Wons Installation JUNE 5, 2013 Lisa Mueller 2013-05-30 00:00:00Z
District 7255 - First District Assembly - May 11, 2013
FIRST-EVER District 7255 Assembly

held at the Farmingdale Library, on May 11, 2013.
 All important business was conducted flawlessly 
and great fun and fellowship was had by all.
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Peter Kleckowski, Lisa Mueller, Anthony Civitano, Gwenn Ramage-Wons, Connie Gevinski, Alan Hurst
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Foreground: Connie Gevinski and Fred Notter
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Cornell Frank (president - eClub of Long Island), Alan Hurst (RI Zone Coordinator)

District 7255 - First District Assembly - May 11, 2013 Lisa Mueller 2013-05-15 00:00:00Z
First Annual District 7255 Conference to be held at the Newport, RI Marriott

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Register now for the first District 7255 Conference to be held in the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Newport, Rhode Island. No Rotarian should miss this Conference because it offers a wonderful opportunity to meet with our District Governor Gwenn Ramage-Wons and her leadership team as well learn more about at the new District 7255 and its 75 Rotary clubsl.    A link is posted to the left, and the application is available for downloading just below it. Come and enjoy fun, fellowship, and Rotary learning with your friends from all over Long Island as we enjoy our first conference as the new District 7255 

 

You may need to scroll down a little on the home page.
First Annual District 7255 Conference to be held at the Newport, RI Marriott George Solomon 2013-05-14 00:00:00Z
From District Governor Connie
Things in the District are humming along. Club visits are happening and so are
Committee Meetings. The GSE team has been out and back, now we plan for
the returning team from Puerto Rico in June 2013.

One of the Committees meeting is the Celebrate 25 years of Women in Rotary.
Marion Stark and her committee are considering a date and place plus format for
this hopefully Sunday Brunch in March. Men and Women will be in attendance,
so be on the lookout on this date.

The Rotary Foundation Committee under the leadership of Arnie Quaranta met
and discussed a few things. First is that he is planning a joint Foundation Event
to be held concurrently with 7250 in November – Foundation month. 

ARTICLE CONTINUES
From District Governor Connie Aaron Stein 2012-07-18 00:00:00Z
Gwenn Ramage-Wons, District Governor Nominee
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        This will be my final month as District Governor Nominee and on July 1st starts my year as District Governor-Elect and as such I will be entering uncharted territory. Traditionally the District Governor has a clear idea of what to expect as DGE, however, this year the format will be different for two reasons: We will be merging with District 7250 and I will be preparing for my year under Rotary International's Future Vision.

        To simplify the grant-making process, the Future Vision Plan offers only two types of grants: Rotary Foundation District Grants and Rotary Foundation Global Grants. District Grants can be used to fund scholarships, support vocational teams, sponsor volunteer service, provide disaster recovery assistance and carry out community and international service projects. District grants allow flexibility to Rotarians and are fully funded through District Designated Funds (DDF).

        Global Grants support larger projects with sustainable, high-impact outcomes in six areas of focus:

               Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
               Disease prevention and treatment
               Water and sanitation
               Maternal and child health
               Basic education and literacy
               Economic and community development

        Clubs and Districts can either create their own global grant projects or sponsor packaged grants developed by The Rotary Foundation in collaboration with strategic partners. Club and district developed grants will receive a funding match from the foundation. The minimum total cost for a global grant is $30,000. A package grant is developed by TRF which may work with a strategic partner in a particular project. These packaged grants will be posted online as they become available.

        I will be relying on RI, PDGs, Assistant District Governors and I will also need the help of Rotarians since the dynamics of reporting will change and in order to accomplish my goals in my year as District Governor I will have to have my plans ready by the end of this year before I go to San Diego, California for my final training in January.

 Gwenn Ramage

Yours in Rotary



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Gwenn Ramage-Wons, District Governor Nominee Gwen Ramage-Wons 2012-06-05 00:00:00Z
From the DGE, Connie Gevinski
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May was a month that just flew by because of all the wonderful Rotary experiences I had. First of all, to attend a Convention with 35,000 Rotarians of the world was inspiring. This is the fourth Convention for me, but I am always amazed at the large number of people who think the same way I do! Rotarians together can do some amazing things in this world. The next one is in Lisbon………….start planning on attending! All Rotarians are welcome.

Rotary International’s Strategic Plan has four goals:

1. To Eradicate Polio. Yes we reached our fund raising goal and exceeded it. We raised $215, 754,500. ($836,629 was raised by Alumni and $309,629 by Interact). Of course they can still use donations to finish the job, but the shift now will be to Rotarians who can influence governments to monetarily support this new World Health Priority of naming Polio a Global Emergency.

2. The implementation of the Future Vision Plan. This will see our district receiving the ability to locally control our Foundation Funds more. It will mean changes in procedure and we will be doing some double duty during this year for the transition. Be looking for more information from the new Foundation Chair Arnie Quaranta in the coming months.

3. Build Peace by Example – not negotiation. Promote positive change in the world and locally. Build a partnership with public and private institutions.

4. Strengthen the Annual Programs Fund “the heart and backbone of Rotary”. If every Rotary donated $100 every year, we would have $120,000,000 budget annually! We are the largest Humanitarian Organization. It is my Charity of Choice, is it yours?

The many inspirational speakers and performances definitely sent us on our way in full support of all Rotary does.

I slipped in a little travel before and after the convention to visit Past and future Youth Exchange Students. There is nothing like seeing a country through the experiences of locals rather than as the tourist in the major city.

Upon arriving home (literally within less than 24 hours) we had our Annual District Assembly. It was attended by a dedicated group of Rotarians who spent the morning and afternoon in discussion groups about Service Projects, Public Relations, Peace Through Service Projects, New Generations, Peace Forums and membership. Hopefully, some new ideas may have fermented for our 7260 Clubs.

So, one more month to go to be fully prepared for my year…………..I have a lot to do this month too!

    


Yours In Rotary,
Connie Gevinski

PROUD TO BE A ROTARIAN!
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From the DGE, Connie Gevinski Cornelia (Connie) Gevinski 2012-06-05 00:00:00Z
Governor's Corner
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It has been several days since we adjourned the District Conference at beautiful Water’s Edge and Spa in Westbrook, Connecticut, and I am still in awe of the favorable comments that were made by the participants via emails and telephones about the location and the informative plenary sessions. We could not have asked for a better year-end conference and celebration for all the Rotarians and guests that registered and attended. .

The plenary sessions were well-orchestrated, and if you were in attendance, you got a very good snapshot of all of the things that we do in our district. As the District Governor, I was prepared in my final speech to go over the things we do in our district; however, it was not needed. We had a Past Rotary International Vice President with us for the weekend, and his comment on our conference was that it was “outstanding.” The Rotary International President’s Representative, who delivered a stunning keynote address at the Governor’s Ball, was amazed at the amount of work that is done by the two districts. He stated on several occasions, along with other accolades, that this was the “one of the best district conference he has ever attended.”

I personally was not surprised by all of the good wishes of Michael Johns, because we had assembled a tremendous conference committee, and we were kept on track by the Conference Chair, who made sure that everything moved in the direction of a great conference.

To the conference staff, I want to express my sincere thanks to you for all the hard work and dedication you displayed to make this a successful conference. I feel extremely blessed to have been surrounded by dedicated Rotarians who worked long hours and gave of their time freely. 
  
Yours In Rotary,
Irving H. Toliver
District 7260 Governor, 2011-2012
Irving is “Proud to be a Rotarian”
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Governor's Corner Irving Tolliver 2012-05-03 00:00:00Z
Member Retention
Greetings!
We want to share some RI resources with you that can help support clubs and districts in their member retention efforts.
Supporting Clubs and Districts
Rotary International offers a wide variety of resources and tools to support clubs and districts in their membership efforts. The Empower Your Rotary Club with RI Resources for Membership Development catalog (pdf)outlines resources that are especially helpful for organizing and maintaining membership development activities. These resources are available either as a free download or for purchase online.
Other key resources include:
Member Retention Ed Iraci 2011-09-06 00:00:00Z
2012 RI Convention in Bangkok, Thailand
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Register now for the 2012 RI Convention in Bangkok, Thailand, 6-9 May, and enjoy an unforgettable experience in the Land of a Thousand Smiles! Enjoy Thai hospitality. Make friends with fellow Rotarians from around the world. Take in spectacular sights. Taste delicious Thai cuisine. Experience a vibrant culture. Renew your commitment to Service Above Self. And have fun in a world class city. See Flyer... http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/7260//HTML/136050//Bangkok_promo_piece_en.pdf 

2012 RI Convention in Bangkok, Thailand Ed Iraci 2011-08-15 00:00:00Z
District 7260 Youth Exchange Program

We are pleased to announce the placement of 12 Youth Exchange Students in our District this year. Hosting these students from France, India, Spain, Thailand, Romainia, Ecuador, Brazil, Taiwan, Chile, Belgium & Germany respectively, are the following clubs: Westhampton (3), Riverhead (2), & one each by Smithtown, Amityville, Bayshore, East Hampton, Babylon, Hampton Bays, & Greenport. Thank you to those clubs hosting this year! We would like to see more clubs involved with the Youth Exchange Program.  CONTINUED...

 

 

District 7260 Youth Exchange Program Ed Iraci 2011-08-15 00:00:00Z
From the Desk of the Past District Governor
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The Month of May started off with the celebration of the Middle Island Club’s 50th Anniversary. It was a great evening of fellowship and reflection. On May 7th Rose and I had the pleasure of participating in the Smithtown’s Club 2nd Annual Road Rally. The good thing is we did not finish last and amazingly enough we are still talking to each other. On May 14th I attended the District Assembly at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck where DGE Irving Toliver and District Trainer PDG Dave Ardam enlightened us on the year ahead, Reach Within and Embrace Humanity. From May 18th to the 23rd I had the pleasure of attending Rotary International Convention in New Orleans with my entire family including Dora our exchange student. I was fortunate to attend the convention as a sitting Governor, President Ray Klinginsmith treated his Governors Class to a cocktail reception in which 324 sitting Governors attended. I ran into a few old friends of our district, Cammie Kaiser and
Susan Wischusen, they send their best to everyone. They are both doing well and are getting adjusted to their new rotary clubs. The International Convention was a great way for us to reconnect with rotary friends we’ve made in our travels over the past two years. We met up with our friends from Hungary, Austria, Germany, France, India and last year’s GSE Team Leader Bo-gon from South Korea. It also gave us an opportunity to make new acquaintances from Brazil, Australia and
Russia. That’s the great thing of being part of Rotary International!!! The High Light of the convention was Bill Gates telling us that his foundations number one priority is the same as Rotary’s, to eradicate polio. A great Rotary Moment of the Convention was the 204 youth exchange students from the mid-west singing “We Are the World” and waving their individual country flags during the opening ceremonies. The combination of great food and music of New Orleans and
Rotary Fellowship was the recipe for a fantastic convention.
 
As I write this newsletter the 18 members of the Indian Friendship Exchange has just arrived in our District and will be living amongst fellow Rotarians for the next 10 days. They are from District 3010 in New Delhi, India where Rose and I visited on our NID. We will reciprocate by visiting them in February of 2012. I encourage everyone to attend the District Staff Meeting followed by the District Awards Night on Monday June 6th to meet and greet the Friendship Exchange Team. Dinner is being served between 5-6 p.m., staff meeting between 6-7p.m. and the awards night
begins at 7 p.m. the cost is $20 per person. You can register for this event online at the District
Website.
 
For the first time ever the Rotary International President is having a “Year End Gala” at Rotary headquarters in Evanston, Illinois from Tuesday, June 28th to Friday July 1st. Highlights of the week include attending a Rotary meeting at the Chicago One Club, (the first club of Rotary), a visit to the home of Paul Harris and a changeover ceremony with RI President and President Elect.
 
A “Year End Forum” is planned for District Governors and all Directors where each person will be given a brief opportunity to reflect on their highlights of their year. The week will end with a “Year End Dinner Dance” celebration followed by a farewell breakfast. Rose and I are very much looking forward to this once in a lifetime opportunity to experience Rotary traditions of the passing of the guard.
 
I have been very fortunate to serve as Governor with a President from the USA, especially one as gracious and approachable as Ray Klinginsmith has been throughout the year. The Highlight of my year was his attendance at our Multi-District Conference. Rose and I have had the opportunity to travel extensively in this 3 year journey of training and serving as Governor to this great district in Suffolk County. I want to thank all the clubs and Rotarians of the district for welcoming me throughout the year and for all the kind words along the way. It has been my honor to serve you and I shall continue to serve during this transition period over the next 2 years to merge our two districts into our new district 7255. We are in good hands with incoming Governor Irving Toliver, DGE Connie Gevinski and DGN Gwenn Ramage-Wons who will be the first governor of district 7255.
 
There is only one month left in this Rotary year to give to Our Rotary Foundation. I encourage ALL clubs and Rotarians to please make your donation to the Foundation. Please keep in mind that the money donated in this year 2010-11 is returned to us the first year of the merge when Gwenn is our District Governor. When the district merges it will be our first year of “future vision” and we will have more control over spending our money locally, therefore the more money
our District donates to the Foundation now, will benefit us in Rotary year 2013-14.
 
In closing I would like to give special thanks to PDG’s Dave Ardam, George Solomon and Fred Notter who have given me their unwavering support over these past 3 years. I also would not have been able to complete this mission without the tremendous support of my family, Rose, Justin, Chelsea & Taylor. Without them there would be no me.
 
Yours In Rotary, Arnold T Quaranta Jr
District Governor 2010-2011
Member, Rotary Club of the Ronkonkomas
Rotary International District 7260
Director Gift of Life 7260 2009-2012
Arnie is Proud to be a Rotarian”
From the Desk of the Past District Governor Quaranta, Jr., Arnold T 2011-06-06 00:00:00Z
Installation Dinner

The installation dinner is now history. We had a capacity crowd and there were more PDG's in the room than members of Arnie's family.
For those who don't know, Justin Quaranta (Arnie's son) is a member of our club (Ronkonkoma). He also started a Rotaract Club and they have been very active. Justin did the introduction of his dad and had us laughing hysterically.

"Arnie's Army" was inducted and swore allegiance to their "Commander in Chief". Formally known as assistant governors, they have been given their orders and will be infiltrating various clubs throughout the district.


Paul Dobiecki, Ronkonkoma Rotary, won the 50/50 raffle prize.  Thanks to all who supported our efforts.


Installation Dinner Ed Iraci 2010-07-02 00:00:00Z
ShelterBox Program For Haiti..EH Rotary
East Hampton Rotary Participates in International ShelterBox Program For Haiti

The East Hampton Rotary Club responded immediately to the crisis in Haiti. According to Rotary Club's President, Rob Norrby, a $1,000 donation was sent to ShelterBox USA for a ShelterBox. Rotary clubs worldwide are responding to the dire needs in Haiti by supporting the Shelterbox program.
ShelterBox Program For Haiti..EH Rotary Patricia Gilchrest 2010-02-02 00:00:00Z
More on Haiti Relief
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Our Foundation Newsletter - February 2010

The Newsletter gives info on Haitian Relief funds set up by Rotarians. Newsletter

This link will take you to District 7020's web site which includes the rotary club of Port au Prince. District 7020

More on Haiti Relief 2010-02-02 00:00:00Z
LaGonave , Haiti
Dear Club Presidents and Fellow Rotarians:
This article and video will give you a better idea as to the problems and condition that exist on LaGonave , Haiti . This is where we built the well and Medical Clinic. The Hospital in the video is where we just delivered the new surgical suite. But in the video they call it a clinic. That just gives you an idea of how far behind they are in everything including health care. I hope this spurs you to raise some money to help our friends survive. I know that the thought of a Shelter Box is great and easy and is of need in Port au Prince. But our friends on LaGonave are in need of food and water and that is something we can not ignore. The need is great in Haiti both in Port au Prince and many other parts of the country including LaGonave. What ever your choice is please give and be generous. Let the District now what you are doing we are willing to help you achieve your goals.

Gonave

Times Review
This is a link to an article in the Suffolk Times, a paper on the North Fork it describes the Two Riverhead Rotarians and the Team of surgeons from International Surgical Missions that the district sent to India last year and Zambia two years ago through a Matching Grant from the Foundation. Dr. Rajesh "Raj" Patel left with his group Saturday for Port au Prince and as of yesterday they had already performed over 50 surgeries on adults and child. Raj said the conditions are very bad and the need for medical supplies are big.

PDG Dr. Jordi Gasso the Gift of Life representative for the Dominican Republic is in charge of receiving funds and medical supplies for Haiti through the DR. Our District has been working with Jordi on several Matching Grants. He is a trusted partner and a great Rotarian. His email is dismed2@codetel.net.do and he would love to work with your clubs to help his Haitian neighbors.

Service Above Self is our Motto and these are the times that set us aside from others. Are you a member of Rotary or are you truely a "Rotarian" let's roll up our sleeves and help our friends in need! Thank you again for your on going support.

Yours in Rotary Service,
PDG George

LaGonave , Haiti George Solomon 2010-02-02 00:00:00Z
What is Rotary?
Rotary is a volunteer organization with 33,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. It initiates humanitarian projects that address today's challenges affecting the world today, such as hunger, poverty, and illiteracy.

Rotary club members represent a cross-section of business and professional leaders around the world. These 1.2 million men and women donate their expertise, time, and funds to support local and international projects that help people in need and promote understanding among cultures. Rotary International is the worldwide association of Rotary clubs united under a motto of Service Above Self.

Rotary's flagship program is its effort to protect children against polio. It aims to eradicate the disease from the world.

What is Rotary? 2009-10-27 00:00:00Z
Gates Foundation announce $355 million
SAN DIEGO, Calif., U.S.A. (Jan. 21, 2009) -- Rotary International and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced they will contribute a combined $355 million in new funds for polio eradication.  See story at the PolioPlus page. Click HERE.

Gates Foundation announce $355 million Ed Iraci 2009-02-05 00:00:00Z
Bill Gates New $255 Million Grant
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By Arnold R. Grahl and Dan Nixon  Rotary International News -- 21 January 2009 

   The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded US$255 million to Rotary International in the global effort to eradicate polio, bringing the total committed by Rotary and the Gates Foundation to $555 million.

Shortly after meeting with incoming district governors from the four countries where the wild poliovirus is endemic -- Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan -- Bill Gates announced the new grant on Wednesday morning at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.

"Rotarians, government leaders, and health professionals have made a phenomenal commitment to get us to a point at which polio afflicts only a small number of the world's children," Gates said. "However, complete elimination of the poliovirus is difficult and will continue to be difficult for a number of years. Rotary in particular has inspired my own personal commitment to get deeply involved in achieving eradication."

Bill Gates New $255 Million Grant Ed Iraci 2009-02-05 00:00:00Z
Rotary Cablevision Public Access

See the new link to Rotary Cablevision public access on the left. For now, you can click on the Cablevision link.  Starring Dave Ardam & George Solomon.


Rotary Cablevision Public Access Ed Iraci 2008-04-19 00:00:00Z
Google Gives Rotary US$3.5 million
By Dan Nixon and Vivian Fiore 
Rotary International News - 14 February 2008 

Rotary International has received a US$3.5 million challenge grant from the Google Foundation, a nonprofit managed by Google.org, in support of Rotary's top goal to eradicate polio worldwide. Rotary will raise funds to match the Google Foundation grant dollar-for-dollar over one year.
The grant and matching funds will directly support polio immunization activities carried out by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), a partnership spearheaded by the World Health Organization, Rotary International, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"Following the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's $100 million grant to Rotary in November, Google.org represents another response to the call for support by Rotary and its partners to finish polio," says Dr. Robert S. Scott, trustee chair of The Rotary Foundation. "Both challenge grants reflect strong confidence in Rotary's leadership role in working relentlessly to help achieve this vital public health goal for the world's children."
Eradicating polio has been Rotary's number-one priority since 1985. To date, Rotary has helped immunize nearly two billion children and contributed $650 million to the GPEI, a figure that will rise to more than $850 million by the time the world is certified polio-free.
Globally, the number of polio cases has fallen from 350,000 annually in the mid-1980s to approximately 2,000 cases in 2006. The GPEI has succeeded in slashing the number of cases by 99 percent and decreased the number of polio-endemic countries from 125 to just 4: Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan.
"This grant comes at a crucial time for the initiative, as more funds are needed to reach children in the most challenging regions of the world," says RI President Wilfrid J. Wilkinson. "We have the technical tools to beat polio, and we're almost there. All we need is for the rest of the world to follow the Google Foundation's lead in supporting the effort to eradicate this vaccine-preventable disease once and for all."
Google Gives Rotary US$3.5 million Ed Iraci 2008-02-22 00:00:00Z
Six "News 12" clips on Camp PaQuaTuck Six "News 12" clips on Camp PaQuaTuck
"The Rotarian Magazine" is now online
Great news!!! "The Rotarian Magazine" is now online.  Rotarians, guests, non-Rotarians and friends can now read the magazine 24 x 7 online from anywhere on any computer device.  The address is "www.RotaryMagazine.com" and can also be found under our "District Links" on the right side of our web site.
"The Rotarian Magazine" is now online
Rotary Meets For Vets
Rotary Meets For Vets
DG TONY SHARING THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR ZONE
It's important that the District understands what's at stake. 
 
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District Governor Tony
DG TONY SHARING THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR ZONE
District Governor Anthony Civitano's Greetings

Letter to the District

July has arrived and we look forward  to a new Rotary year. As your District Governor, I am honored to have the opportunity to serve you my fellow Rotarians.
This years Rotary theme is "Light Up Rotary". It's not just a theme for the year it is a call for each club to take action and make a Rotary stronger. The 2014-15 Presidential Citation will recognize Rotary clubs that take action to increase their membership, enhance their service impact, and expand their network. Clubs are asked to sponsor a Rotary Day to introduce a rotary to non-Rotarians.

My emphasis this year as always the five avenues of service. We must continue to support and get involved to continue not only the growth of RI, but our District.

District Governor Anthony Civitano's Greetings
Seatuck Cove RC Proudly Presents ** First Annual Hawaiian Luau ** Aug 9, 2014.

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Seatuck Cove RC Proudly Presents ** First Annual Hawaiian Luau ** Aug 9, 2014. Prakash Pisipati
7255 District Conference in Newport, RI.

Just a short trip from New London.

Celebrate with Rotary Friends. Engage Rotary, Change Lives. 

Rotary 7255 District Conference


April 24 - 27 2014

Celebrate Rotary in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island

Accommodations
Stay at the beautiful Newport Marriott on America's Cup Avenue, 7 Floors, 319 Rooms, Harbor Views, Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, Sauna, Spa, Fitness Center, Racquetball Courts, Sun Deck, 17 Meeting Rooms, Grand Ballroom, Outdoor Terrace, Restaurants and Lounges. To download a registration form, click here.

Attractions
Easy walk to historic downtown: Thames Street, Bannister's Wharf and Bowden's Wharf. Short drive to Newport Mansions, Cliff Walk, Fort Adams, Museum of Yachting, Newport Equestrian Academy, Beavertail Lighthouse, Newport Art Museum, Green Animals Topiary Garden, Norman Bird Sanctuary and the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

7255 District Conference in Newport, RI. Cornell Frank
DG Gwenn's Official Photograph with 2013-2014 RI President Ron D. Burton
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DG Gwenn's Official Photograph with 2013-2014 RI President Ron D. Burton Cornell Frank
A message from District 7255 PolioPlus Chair PDG David H. Ardam

As PolioPlus Chair for District 7255 I hope to send out to the club presidents updates throughout the year on the progress Rotary is making (along with its partners) in the efforts to eradicate polio.

 I recommend reading the articles at the following link, which you may share with your club: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=1519be1cd815ed6195660c2c8&id=51a971a8b2&e=90d97c0df2 . It's the August 2013 edition of Polio News.

 Please remember the latest Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Challenge Grant. For this year and the next two years, the Gates Foundation will be matching your donations to PolioPlus at the Rotary Foundation on a 2 for 1 basis, up to $35,000,000 in Rotary contributions. That means, for every dollar we Rotarians raise and donate, Gates will add $2 more to the effort! 

Dave

David M. Ardam, Past District Governor (2007-2008)
Rotary International District 7255
District PolioPlus Chair
District Co-Chair, Rotary Leadership Institute
Member, Rotary Club of Commack-Kings Park, New York
Club Rotary Foundation Chair
A message from District 7255 PolioPlus Chair PDG David H. Ardam Cornell Frank
Rotary Club of Riverhead donates 5K to new Group Home

COURTESY PHOTO | Members of the Rotary Club of Riverhead presented a check to New Beginnings Community Center for the renovation of its Brendan House home for traumatic brain injury survivors on Aug. 6. Pictured, from left, front row: Marshall Aykroyd, Allyson Scerri and Sandi Sandi Aykroyd accept a presentation check from Riverhead Rotary president Mary Ellen Ellwood. Back row: Nancy Reyer, Rotarians Joe Ingegno, Linda Hulse, George Dupree, Patrick Wiles and Tom Lennon.

Members of the Rotary Club of Riverhead presented a check to New Beginnings Community Center for the renovation of its Brendan House home for traumatic brain injury survivors on August 6th. Pictured, from left, front row: Marshall Aykroyd, Allyson Scerri and Sandi Sandi Aykroyd accept a presentation check from Riverhead Rotary president Mary Ellen Ellwood. Back row: Nancy Reyer, Rotarians Joe Ingegno, Linda Hulse, George Dupree, Patrick Wiles and Tom Lennon.


Rotary Club of Riverhead donates 5K to new Group Home Cornell Frank
The exciting changes are almost here!

 


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The exciting changes are almost here! Lisa Mueller
What is Rotary?
What is Rotary? Justin Quaranta