Rotary District 7190
Serving New York's Capital District
and Beyond
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I hope all of you have enjoyed our great summer weather! As we return to the activities of the fall, we have a great number of Rotary events to keep in mind. Here’s a sample. For the full list, see the calendar on the bottom of this page on the left side.

Next Generation Summit, Saturday morning September 24. A district-wide gathering to hear the latest research on young professional’s attitudes about Rotary and community service, and discussions of ways to attract younger members. This event is for all Rotarians interested in expanding membership to young professionals. Register on our website.

Membership/Public Relations Summit, Saturday morning October 29, at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library on Moe Road. An opportunity for Rotarians to come together for presentations on membership and public relations by our great district committees. Registration to be open soon on our website.

Rotary Foundation Centennial Dinner, Thursday evening November 17, Saratoga National Golf Club. Come and celebrate 100 years of the Rotary Foundation and Saratoga Springs. This is our major Foundation event during this centennial year so please save the date. Registration information available soon.

Lastly, with the help of Dawn Vavala from Twin Bridges Rotary, we are selling Rotary Serving Humanity T-shirts. I will be bringing samples to clubs at my DG visits. The T-shirts cost $20 and come in both women’s and men’s sizes. Everyone who purchases a T-shirt will have a $10 donation credited to their Paul Harris accounts. We hope to sell 400 and make a $4000 donation to the Foundation. Our thanks to Dawn for bringing this idea to us and for providing the T-shirts to us at her cost.

Have a great September!

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!

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





Rotary staff members help keep India polio-free
More than one million Rotary members have volunteered their time and resources to help end polio. This month, for the first time, a group of Rotary staff members will join volunteers and health workers in the field and see our polio eradication program in action. Follow the five participants as they travel to India to support subnational Immunization Days, expected to reach up to 172 million children across the country. [View the story "India National Immunization Day Trip" on Storify]
Live streaming event showcases a century of progress on polio
In 1916, New York City experienced a devastating outbreak of polio— the first major outbreak of the disease in the United States. One hundred years later, the world is a different place in fighting this disease. Cases have been reduced by 99 percent over the last 25 years and polio has been stopped in all but three countries. Global Health Strategies and partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are hosting Polio Past & Present on 20 September at the historic New York Library as  an opportunity for global leaders and supporters to recognize the progress we have made...
Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...