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District Governor Tom Rogers and Sandie welcome you to the Rotary International District 7120 website. This site contains important and useful information about District 7120 and many of the projects and activities in which our dedicated Rotarians are involved.
 
 

 

The Impact Begins with You!!!

The One Rotary Summit is back. Bigger & Better than before. And now you have THREE dates to choose from.

Info & Registration at: http://bit.ly/OneRotary-2016

As Rotarians, each of us has a major role in the greatness of our respective clubs…
 
…We create awareness of the good that our respective Rotary clubs do in our community & beyond. Public image and public relations begin with each of us.
…We make a difference in the lives of people near us as well as from far away.
…We make long lasting friendships and attracts others to join us.
…We take actions that have global impact and we make good on our promise.
 
 
Rotary Leadership Institute
THE ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Octoer 29, 2016 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Canandaigua Inn on the Lake
770 South Main Street
Canandaigua, NY  14424
 
This is a must event for current and future Rotary leaders!
It is a multi-district leadership development program whose mission is to strengthen Rotary clubs through quality leadership education.
 
 
 

When was the last time there was polio in Europe? If you guessed 2002, the year the region was certified polio-free, you were wrong. The last time polio affected a child in Europe was last summer. In 2015, two Ukrainian children were diagnosed with paralytic polio, and, given the way the disease manifests itself, that means many more were likely infected and didn’t show symptoms. At least one Western news outlet deemed the outbreak “crazy” – but the reality is that no place on earth is safe from polio until the disease is eradicated everywhere.

 Read the full article here.

 

 
 
To see a video to understand what it is that involves people of all ages with Rotary please click on this link -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pI8ciGw6kKo
 

 
 
Now that I am a PDG, I wanted to reflect on my year serving District 7120. The year has gone by so quickly. It seemingly was just the blink of an eye.
 
Twelve months ago, I shared with you a vision of opportunities. And oh what we as Rotarians have accomplished.
 
 
 
 
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Rotary is leading the way to eradicate polio

Rotary has lead the fight to eradicate polio from our earth for over the past 25 years. We have partnered with many other organizations and governments to give the vaccine to billions of children. To see what we have accomplished so far and what we still must do please go to the End Polio Now website by clicking here.

 
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Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
Rotary recommits to ending polio in Nigeria
The World Health Organization has confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. After passing a year without a case of the wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September 2015. These cases – from two local government areas of Borno state – occurred in July 2016. The Government of Nigeria – in partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – will take immediate steps to respond quickly to the outbreak to prevent further spread of the disease. This response will include...
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of August auctions.