Rotary District 7190
Serving New York's Capital District
and Beyond
Top News

Could it be October already? The year is flying by. I'm really enjoying all my club visits. Thanks to all of you for your hospitality. If things continue as scheduled, I should complete the visits by early November.

Congratulations to DGE Fred Daniels and his talented Next Gen Committee for a wonderful summit at Skidmore College on September 24. The best news is that his committee will form the nucleus of a district Next Gen Council to advance all the great ideas from the summit. More to follow on that.

More great events are coming up this Fall. Rotary Leadership Institute is at Siena College on October 22. We hope every club will send representatives to network and learn more about Rotary. You can enroll at Membership and Public Relations Summit, Saturday morning October 29 at Halfmoon-Clifton Park Library on Moe Road. Come and learn new techniques to help you grow membership in your club. Rotary Day at the UN will be Saturday November 12. We have a large group of adults and youth making the trip. We may have a few seats left on the bus, so if you want to join us for the trip to NYC (UN Day is sold out) please contact PDG Dave Hennel.

Registration will be opening soon for our annual Foundation Dinner, Thursday evening November 17. This year we will be at Saratoga National Golf Club, celebrating 100 years of the Rotary Foundation. We will also be celebrating 100 years of the City of Saratoga Springs. It will be a great event and we hope to raise a record amount for the Rotary Foundation that night. There's only one Centennial celebration and we plan to make the most of it.

Enjoy all that's great about October and thanks for all you do for Rotary!

DG John Mucha


Something for every Rotarian

For the first time in 5 years, the Rotary International Convention returns to the USA! It will be held in Atlanta, and will feature a celebration of the Rotary Foundation Centennial. If you have never been to a Rotary International Convention, this is a great time to do it. You will have a chance to meet Rotarians from over 130 countries, and make new Rotary friends while renewing old acquaintances. In addition, you will hear about exciting club projects from around the world and share what your club is doing. The general and breakout sessions are world class and the House of Friendship offers amazing chances to learn and share. We hope that 40 to 50 Rotarians and guests will attend from District 7190. Register soon since this will be a truly popular Convention!

We are neighbors, community leaders, and global citizens uniting for the common good. With you, we can accomplish even more.



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