Rotary District 7190
Serving Upstate New York's
Capital Region and Beyond
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Something for every Rotarian

Whether you’ve just joined Rotary or are a longtime club member, our annual convention will deepen your understanding and appreciation of Rotary. You’ll make personal connections on a global scale, discover new ideas for making positive change, and return to your club inspired and energized to take action. All this and the chance to explore Korea’s capital, Seoul.

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."
Spring is here and we have a lot going on in the district.   We just concluded a very well attended District Assembly / Grant Seminar.  For all those that took the time to attend - thank you.  We all were treated to an inspirational talk by Michael Saccocio, Executive Director of the City Mission of Schenectady regarding poverty and hunger.   And then we got some good information on how we can meld membership, public relations and the foundation into a package to help our district grow and be even more meaningful to our communities.  Later in the day we were given some excellent training on how to use the Rotary International Foundation and get our grants into the system so that we may do even more projects in our local, national and International arenas. 
In just a few weeks we have the Day of Service approaching, where clubs from around the district will be doing many different projects tied to addressing poverty /  hunger problems we face right here at home.  This will be a great day for you and your club to help lessen this problem by volunteering in a local project, contributing funds from a project you already have scheduled for that day or coming up with a new way to combat these problems on  7 May 2016.  If your club is participating, please let us know about your project by filing out this form.  Hope you have a great day.
For those of you that would like to work on other projects to improve your communities, at the 7190 District Conference, scheduled for 13 -15 May 2016, in Lake Placid, we will be doing 4 projects in the Lake Placid / Saranac Lake area on 13 May 2016, the Friday of the conference.  We will be working with the Rotary Clubs of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake to remodel the kitchen area of the youth center in Saranac Lake, paint and do some remodeling in the Lake Placid Ambulance Center,  paint and construct some display boards in the Lake Placid Historical Museum.  For those of you that prefer a little less rigorous activity, you can help clean some of the many glass negatives found in the museum. We have a job for all types of skills.  We will also be replacing some sections of split rail fences in the St Eustace and Jewtraw Park area.  These are great ways to get outside and enjoy a Spring day and leave a lasting memory of Rotary in action.  We do need your help!!  Click here for a full conference agenda.  
Although we have had a mild Winter, it appears we are all looking forward to getting outside.  Check your club's calendar and some neighboring clubs to see how you can help out and have some fun.
I look forward to seeing you at a number of events in the coming weeks.  Have a great Spring.  It is truly fantastic to be a Rotarian.
We are neighbors, community leaders, and global citizens uniting for the common good. With you, we can accomplish even more.



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Rotary shop on new platform
As of 1 May, the Rotary shop will be available on a new platform. We may experience some downtime during the transition and apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact us at or at 847-866-4600.
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