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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 out 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.
Gift of Life Golf Tournament
Sep 11, 2014
Executive Committee Meeting
Stadium Golf CourseSep 17, 2014
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)
Siena CollegeOct 18, 2014
7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Rotary United Nations Day
Nov 01, 2014
6:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Foundation Event 2014
The Mainstage at Proctors TheaterNov 14, 2014
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Empire Multi District PETS - Presidents Elect
Doubletree HotelMar 13, 2015 8:00 AM –
Mar 14, 2015 11:45 AM
District Conference 2015
May 15, 2015 12:00 PM –
May 17, 2015 1:00 PM
As photojournalist Allison Kwesell walks through the narrow streets of an Indian village, familiarity sets in. She visited here four years ago, when she first met Samir and his family. He was two years old then and had recently contracted polio. Kwesell approaches the front porch of a home when she hears an older woman yelling “Samir! Samir!” She runs toward the voice, wondering if she’ll recognize the boy. She sees six children playing chase on the dry earth, the dirt forming clouds around their feet. From afar she notices a young boy, not unlike the other barefoot children in the backyard...
Rotaract award winners celebrated for their life-changing projects
The village of Kumbharwadi is one of many in a drought-prone region near Mumbai, India. Until recently, its residents had access to only one well with drinkable water. During the summer months, the well runs dry, and the women and girls of the village travel three to four hours a day to search for water. Enter Project Boond, undertaken by a Rotaract club, a Rotary club, and the Watershed Organization Trust to provide clean drinking water and sanitation facilities in Kumbharwadi. Nikunj Pherwani, 2013-14 president of the Rotaract Club of Hassaram Rijhumal College of Commerce and Economics in...
Young writers get published with the help of Rotary
In Jamaica, 11-year-old Jordan Allwood reads his classmates a story about a lonely puppy who finds a new family. The puppy grows into a big dog, enjoys walks along the beach, and survives a frightening autumn day when he is caught in a trap before being rescued by his family. Jordan's story is one of hundreds that were written by children ages 7-11 for a writing contest organized by the Rotary E-Club of the Caribbean 7020 and supported by clubs in 10 Caribbean nations. The best stories, including Jordan's, were published in "The Butterfly StoryBook," produced by the club and sold through...
Clubs breaking down barriers to clean water in Ghana
When Marty Hatala, a member of the Rotary Club of Boaz, Alabama, first traveled to Ghana in 2010 to volunteer at a local orphanage, she saw how local communities struggled to find clean water. Though at least 80 percent of the country's population has access to improved water sources, according to UNICEF, 5 million Ghanaians still use water from unsafe sources. That leaves a significant part of the country's population susceptible to a range of diseases. Worldwide, one out of every five deaths among those under the age of five is caused by water-related diseases. Hatala's experiences in Ghana...
Secrets of a successful crowdsourcing campaign
In case you haven't heard, a man raised nearly $60,000 to make potato salad as a spoof on a popular fundraising site. If he can do that, a campaign to raise money for feeding hungry children or building a school in a war-torn country should be a snap, right? Wrong. The Internet is littered with humanitarians struggling to raise the money and gather the resources for projects that could make a positive impact in the world. So, what is the secret to a successful crowdsourcing campaign? It's simple, really: make it easy to give. Here are some ways you can make it easy for supporters to back your...