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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.
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
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
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
May 15, 2015 12:00 PM –
May 17, 2015 1:00 PM
Restoring vision to hundreds in China
Seeing an elderly Tibetan woman weep with joy when cataract surgery restored her vision after 10 years is the kind of moment Dave Razo will never tire of. For several summers Razo, a member of the Rotary Club of Warner Robins, Georgia, USA, traveled to rural northwest China with a team from Georgia-based nonprofit Gansu Inc., to provide free sight-restoring cataract surgery to some of the country's poorest residents. In 2012, after 22 years and 6,000 successful procedures, Gansu's founder, ophthalmologist William Conrad, retired and discontinued the organization's operations. But Razo didn't...
World Polio Day: Health officials laud polio eradication achievements, point to disease’s endgame
After a year of shrinking polio cases worldwide, the crippling disease is now on the cusp of being eradicated, said top health officials at Rotary's second annual World Polio Day event on 24 October. At a special Livestream program -- World Polio Day: Make History Today -- Rotary leaders joined global health experts and celebrity singers to hail the progress of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. After nearly 30 years, the GPEI, which includes Rotary, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is on...
Dynamic young club uses social media to grow
Erin Mills had just finished teaching for the day in Montevideo, Uruguay, when her smartphone buzzed with a message. An impromptu gathering to watch Uruguay's World Cup soccer match was being organized. Through the power of a mobile messaging app, a majority of the Rotary Club of Plaza Matriz had soon assembled at a member's home to munch on baked goods and chips while rooting for their national team. That enthusiasm and ability to draw a crowd has made the club, which just received its charter in July, a success in the country's capital city. Made up almost entirely of young professionals,...
Previewing the World Polio Day Livestream event
Rotary celebrates World Polio Day on 24 October with a Livestream event featuring expert speakers and celebrity performers. Hosted by Time magazine science and technology editor Jeffrey Kluger, the Chicago event also includes a global status update on the fight to end polio and the challenges that remain, as well as information about joining Rotary's historic campaign. The program, being held before a live audience at 18:30 Chicago time (UTC-5), includes a performance from Tessanne Chin, 2013 winner of the TV show "The Voice," an introductory message and videotaped performance by reggae star...
Creating works of art helps refugee children repair their lives
When asked to describe his future, a refugee child from Iraq draws a picture of himself as a doctor. Another child uses colorful paints to depict happy memories of his former life in Iraq. Both children are among the 200,000 displaced Iraqis who now live in Jordan, a country that has become a safe haven for those fleeing oppression and war in neighboring Palestine, Syria, and Iraq. Alexandra Dawley, a former volunteer with the Collateral Repair Project in Jordan, emphasizes how something as simple as an art project can help young refugees adjust to their new lives in a foreign country. With...