Rotary District 7190
 
Serving New York's Capital District
and Beyond
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Holiday greetings to Rotarians, families and friends! It’s hard to believe that Christmas is upon us and that a new year begins soon.
 
November was a great month for our District with a wonderful Foundation Dinner at Saratoga National Golf Club. We had over 200 in attendance including most of our exchange students. The final figures are not yet in, but we expect to exceed $20,000 in donations to the Rotary Foundation for this Centennial year. Thanks to all who attended/supported this great event for a great cause.
 
As we near the end of the year and many folks are thinking about charitable donations, perhaps it’s a good time to remind everyone of Rotary Direct, the Rotary Foundation’s recurring giving program. With Rotary Direct, you do not need to remember to write a check or donate to the Foundation. Once you sign up, your donation will automatically be taken from your credit or debit card. You can sign up for as little as $10 per donation, and it can be done monthly, quarterly or annually. More information can be found at https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/document/rotary-direct-frequently-asked-questions.
 
December 15 is the last day to register for the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta before the registration price increases by $75! If you are planning to attend the Convention, please register by December 15 and beat the increase! You can register online at riconvention.org.
 
Finally, please remember the Polio Plunge on January 1, 2017 at Shepard’s Park in Lake George. Many clubs sponsor club members (or the District Governor!) to jump in the lake to raise money for the End Polio campaign. In addition, we will have the Bowl for Polio program again on January 1 at various local bowling alleys. Join us for fun and a great cause.
 
I wish all of you a most joyous and peaceful holiday season and a terrific 2017.
 
Thanks for all you do for Rotary!
 
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!

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Parts of Rotary.org unavailable from Saturday to Monday, 3-5 December
Parts of Rotary.org will be unavailable 3-5 December, beginning at 05:00 Chicago time (UTC-6), while we upgrade our membership database. During this time, areas that require sign-in (convention registration, club and district administration, grant application, giving, Rotary Club Central, etc.) and Club Finder will be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.