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Posted by David Hennel
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 out 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.
Summer Success Seminar
DOUBLE TREE by Hilton, SyracuseAug 08, 2014 – Aug 09, 2014
Golf Tournament Sponsored by Salem Rotary
Aug 09, 2014
Schenectady East Rotary Club's Annual Auto Show
Mabee FarmAug 31, 2014
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Gift of Life Golf Tournament
Sep 11, 2014
Executive Committee Meeting
Stadium Golf CourseSep 17, 2014
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)
Siena CollegeOct 18, 2014
7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Foundation Event 2014
Nov 14, 2014
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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
TBD (DATE AND TIME)Apr 04, 2015
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
District Conference 2015
May 15, 2015 12:00 PM –
May 17, 2015 1:00 PM
Polio vaccinators make significant headway in Nigeria
Nigeria is closer than ever to eradicating polio, riding a successful effort to reach children in seven northern states at highest risk for the disease. "Rotarians have [gone] into remote areas of the country by car, canoe, motorbike, and even on foot to ensure every child gets the vaccine," says Rotary's Nigeria PolioPlus Committee Chair Tunji Funsho. In Katsina state, members of the Nigeria PolioPlus Committee (NPPC) recently met with leaders of two communities notoriously opposed to immunization, mainly on religious grounds and in protest of the lack of basic health care. They persuaded...
Rotary Scholar’s unique ability in bringing clubs together
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Rick Burns’ thoughtful approach to Iraq and Afghanistan
Humanitarian Rick Burns, a retired civil affairs officer in the U.S. Army, has been helping people in the war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq since 2003. He's seen a lot of good, but he's also seen what happens when good intentions go awry. Take the fertile grounds of Arghandab River Valley in Afghanistan, for example. Burns recalls an initiative to help fruit exporters become profitable again after the war. Cold storage facilities were built, but because no one considered the country's spotty electricity, the facilities ended up being too expensive to maintain. "We really want to make...
Pedaling coast-to-coast for a purpose
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Blown away by the realities of human trafficking
At the age of 17, Jennifer was sleeping on the streets of Atlanta. She'd felt abandoned most of her life, unprotected from her brothers and her mother's boyfriends, who physically and sexually abused her since she was five. And now, kicked out of her house, Jennifer - whose last name is withheld for privacy - was alone and vulnerable. She was soon lured into sex trafficking and was unable to escape for two years. Then she found Covenant House. "Studies have shown that if a young person ends up on the street, within 48 hours someone is going to approach them with the intention of exploiting...