Rotary District 7190
Serving Upstate New York's
Capital Region and Beyond
Top News
Be A Gift To The World - K. R. Ravindran   Rotary International President 2015 - 2016
"This is our time. It will not come again. Let us grasp it."
Being a Rotarian means leading a dynamic life.  Or does it?  If you go to our web page for District 7190 and see all of the exciting events taking place and you're not involved in one of them, ask yourself, "why not?"  We Rotarians have so many ways to make our communities a better place to live.  If there isn't an activity that you are involved in, then what do you want to do?  If you don't know, but you want to be involved in your community affairs, go to Rotary International on the web and take a look at what is happening there.  If you still can't find anything, give me a call - I am looking for some volunteers for our District Public Relations Committee to work with PDG Melissa Ward (Twin Bridges), the Membership Committee  to work with Jennifer Hendricks-Fogg (Capital District)  and the District Conference Committee to work with my son, Milan (Rotterdam Sunrise).  BTW, the District Conference is being held in Lake Placid, May 13-15.  You can  now register on line. Rotary really needs your help.  As an individual we can tackle some projects, but as a group of  Rotarians, we can pretty much do anything we set our minds to do.  Look out Polio - you're almost gone!  So, if you're still wondering what to do and don't want an answer, don't call me.
Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
We are neighbors, community leaders, and global citizens uniting for the common good. With you, we can accomplish even more.



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Upcoming Events
Support the Foundation on Giving Tuesday, 1 December
Join the global online movement to celebrate the season with a gift to The Rotary Foundation. Giving Tuesday, 1 December, uses the power of social media and the spirit of generosity to promote giving and philanthropy around the world. You can support the cause by going online on 1 December to make a gift to The Rotary Foundation. Then use social media to encourage your friends and family to do the same. It’s the perfect opportunity to reach our supporters and build on the momentum of Rotary Foundation Month. Last year, the Foundation raised more than $100,000 on Giving Tuesday. This year, the...
New Rotary flag and banner materials available in Brand Center
Give your Rotary flag or banner a new and professional look with our updated materials, available in the Brand Center. With eight options of colors and backgrounds to choose from, you can find the design that will best strengthen your club or district brand. The Brand Center also offers everything you need to create communications with the Rotary look and tone. You can download Rotary’s logo -- or create your own club or district logo. And you’ll find editable templates for brochures, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, fliers, and more. (Sign-in required.)
Cyclists raise nearly $3 million in Miles to End Polio ride
The fight to eradicate polio got a major financial boost from the annual Miles to End Polio bike ride that took place 21 November in Arizona, USA. Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and a team of eight RI staff members helped raise $2.9 million. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match the funds 2-to-1, bringing the total contribution to PolioPlus to nearly $9 million. This is the fourth year in a row that Hewko has biked in the 104-mile (167 km) El Tour de Tucson ride, one of the country’s top cycling events. More than 100 Rotary members from Arizona and around the world hit the...