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Light Up Rotary - Light Up Upstate New York!!!
The new Rotary year is upon us and District 7190, its leadership, and club officers are up for the challenge!! An increased focus on ensuring our club members have (fun and rewarding) events EVERY month to participate in will certainly allow us to continue to engage our membership. That combined with sharing the good news and success of Rotary with our friends, neighbors, and news media will allow us to share why we choose to dedicate our time and money to this great organization -- our local Rotary clubs!
We are neighbors, community leaders, and global citizens uniting for the common good. With you, we can accomplish even more.
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
New Member Orientation
Saratoga National Bank in Clifton ParkDec 03, 2014
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Lake George ParkJan 01, 2015
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bowl Over Polio
Bowling Alleys Across D7190Jan 01, 2015
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
President Elect Training Seminar - Session II
Curtis Lumber Board RoomJan 28, 2015
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
President Elect Training Seminar - Session III
Curtis Lumber Board RoomFeb 26, 2015
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Rotary Birthday Party / Family Event
Glens Falls Civic CenterFeb 28, 2015
Empire Multi District PETS - Presidents Elect
Doubletree HotelMar 13, 2015 8:00 AM –
Mar 14, 2015 11:45 AM
District Training Assembly / Grant Mgmt Seminar
TBDApr 11, 2015
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Paul Harris historical marker
Apr 19, 2015
Apple Blossom Festival
Riverview OrchardsMay 09, 2015
District Conference 2015
Schoharie Valley, NYMay 15, 2015 12:00 PM –
May 17, 2015 1:00 PM
Miles to end polio: $6 million crosses the finish line for polio eradication
Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and six RI staff members bicycled 104 miles in Tucson Arizona, USA, on Saturday, for the Miles to End Polio event, raising more than $6 million for polio eradication. The money raised by Rotary will receive a two-to-one match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition to the team from Evanston, 100 Rotary member riders took part in the ride. The fundraising ride is part of the annual El Tour de Tucson bike event in Tucson, Arizona, USA. The race attracts more than 9,000 cyclists a year, making it one of the top cycling events in the U.S. The...
Rotary Day at the United Nations highlights the strength of partnerships
To strengthen their 69-year-old partnership, leaders from Rotary and the United Nations met this month in New York City for Rotary Day at the United Nations. The two organizations began working together with the aim of maintaining peace after World War II. Today, the relationship has evolved to include humanitarian work in areas like gender equality, child and maternal health, and disease treatment and prevention. While the UN's Millennium Development Goals are set to expire in 2015, its leaders are preparing for an even more ambitious humanitarian agenda of eradicating extreme poverty by...
A major breakthrough against polio
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Rotary’s World Polio Day live-streamed event is a huge success
More than 23,000 viewers in 24 countries tuned in to Rotary's World Polio Day event, streamed live on 24 October. Health officials including James Alexander, senior medical epidemiologist for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gave an update on the polio eradication campaign and praised Rotary's achievements to date. Rotary has contributed more than $1.2 billion to polio eradication since 1979. For World Polio Day, Rotary released $44.7 million in grants to fight the disease in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. In addition to the update, the event included entertainment by...
Malala Yousafzai wins the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head for speaking out against the Taliban in support of girls' education, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014. Yousafzai, whose father is a Rotarian, shares the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, a native of India who has worked to combat the exploitation of children for financial gain, according to an announcement in October from the Norwegian Nobel Committee. In announcing the award, the committee praised Yousafzai for demonstrating that "children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations." It noted...