Rotary District 7190
Serving New York's Capital District
and Beyond
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We survived the holidays and had some wonderful Rotary events to help us celebrate. But now it’s back to work and back to regular Rotary activities. We have a full schedule planned right up through our District Conference in Lake George May 5-7, the Atlanta International Convention June 10-14 and our District Changeover on Sunday June 25. It will be a great ending for this Rotary year!
Almost 60 Rotarians and friends gathered on New Year’s Day for the Polio Plunge in Lake George! Many took the plunge while others took photos and provided much-needed support. This year we were pleased to have the Beekman Boys (Josh and Brent of TV fame) from Sharon Springs join us for the plunge. They made a great video on the beach, asking their fans to donate to the End Polio cause. At last report, the video was a big hit and we are looking forward to hearing about the dollars they raised. Many thanks to Josh and Brent for taking the plunge. We hope that they will be joining the Sharon Springs Rotary Club soon!
One of our main activities in the second half of the Rotary year is our President-Elect training seminars, otherwise known as PETS. The district training begins on Thursday evening January 26 at the Clifton Park Library on Moe Road. The second session will be on Wednesday evening February 15 at the same location. And the training will conclude with the annual Multi-District PETS training in Syracuse March 17 and 18 where we join with 3 other districts. DGE Fred Daniels and District Trainer Larry Jones, and the entire Training Team, are hard at work on these programs. PETS training is required by Rotary International for all Presidents-Elect. We know it will be very helpful for them as they prepare to become club President.
Finally, please put Friday night February 24 on your calendar. We will celebrate Rotary’s Birthday that night with a special party being planned by the Ballston Spa Rotary Club. Stay tuned for more information.
Here’s to 2017 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!

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