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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 our 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.
Lake George ParkJan 01, 2015
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bowl Over Polio
Bowling Alleys Across D7190Jan 01, 2015
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
President Elect Training Seminar - Session II
Curtis Lumber Board RoomJan 28, 2015
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
President Elect Training Seminar - Session III
Curtis Lumber Board RoomFeb 26, 2015
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Rotary Birthday Party / Family Event
Glens Falls Civic CenterFeb 28, 2015
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
TBDApr 11, 2015
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Paul Harris historical marker
Apr 19, 2015
Apple Blossom Festival
Riverview OrchardsMay 09, 2015
District Conference 2015
Schoharie Valley, NYMay 15, 2015 10:00 AM –
May 17, 2015 1:00 PM
Rotary International Convention (June 6 - 9)
Sao Paolo, BrazilJun 06, 2015 8:04 AM –
Jun 09, 2015
District Changeover Event
Tater Barn, Central Bridge, NYJun 28, 2015
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Rotary AIDS day event turns spotlight on world’s deadliest infectious disease
The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst ever, has claimed several thousand lives and generated worldwide concern. But its impact pales in comparison to that of AIDS, which, despite advances in treatment, still kills more than a million people a year, the majority of them in Africa. "Even with the Ebola outbreak at its worst expected levels, it's never going to reach what we've seen with the HIV/AIDS epidemic," said Dr. Timothy B. Erickson, director of the Center for Global Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, speaking at Rotary's World AIDS Day event in Evanston on 1...
Statement by Rotary International on the deadly school attack in Pakistan
Rotary International condemns the horrific attack that killed more than 130 schoolchildren and wounded over 100 of their classmates in Peshawar, Pakistan. We believe that children everywhere have the basic right to receive an education in an environment unthreatened by violence or fear. Rotary extends our heartfelt sympathy to all of the families in Pakistan, including those of seven Rotary members, who have lost children as a result of this unfathomable tragedy. We stand with them in mourning their loss. Gary C.K. Huang, PresidentRotary International
Indoor air pollution linked to millions of deaths
After decades dreaming about the Himalayas, Rotary member George Basch went on his first trek through the mountains in 2001, when he was 64. A member of the Rotary Club of Taos-Melagro in New Mexico, USA, Basch found that the experience was even more than he had hoped. "My expectations were high, and dramatically exceeded," he remembers. But a less-than-pleasant aspect of the experience was the indoor smoke pollution he encountered in the guest houses and private homes he visited. Many families in the Himalayas use rudimentary cookstoves or, in some cases, an open fire pit inside the home to...
Rotary staff members bond over Miles to End Polio bike ride
For six staff members from Rotary headquarters in Evanston, the fight to eradicate polio has become personal. Together, they biked the physically grueling 104-mile (167-kilometer) Tour de Tucson in Arizona, USA, collectively raising more than $20,000 for polio eradication while putting their bodies and minds through a feat of endurance. For the tightknit group, the experience was about more than just raising money and crossing the finish line. It was about learning about each other and what Rotary members are doing to rid the world of this crippling disease. They advocated together, trained...
How a simple school project in India became a global grant
Two years ago, U.S. Rotary members in Maine set out to improve the education system in Bikaner, Rajasthan, an Indian city near the border of Pakistan. The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside chose Bikaner because club member Rohit Mehta was originally from the area and had connections there. Mehta put the club in contact with Rotarians in India to provide desks for four government-run schools. But when community leaders returned with a request for more desks, the Maine Rotarians decided they had to think bigger. The Rotary Foundation had rolled out its new grant model, which required that the...