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“District Governor Scott MacDonell and Vivian 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.”
To see when Gov. Scott will be visiting your Club please click here.

Don Milton with Ruth Cronkwright
Don was chosen by the District Nominating Committee to serve as our DG for 2017-18.  That means he is now our District Governor Nominee Designate.
Don is a 37 year Rotarian and past president of the Penfield Rotary Club as well as the board of Camp Haccamo.  With him is his partner in life Ruth Cronkwright.  Ruth is a member and past president of the Fairport Rotary Club.

Rev. Michael Hartney, pastor of Episcopal parishes in Schuyler County and a participant on many boards and for many worthy causes, was honored Nov. 6 by the Watkins-Montour Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow. The honor is bestowed on members of the community and club members who exhibit the Rotary credo of "service above self." Rev. Hartney, asked to attend the session to speak about one of his endeavors, Habitat for Humanity, was surprised by the honor -- and indeed followed it with an update on progress made by Habitat on a home constructed on Havana Glen Road in Montour Falls.


The Lima Rotary Club is please to welcome a new member to our club. At our Nov. 13th meeting we inducted Charlie Johnson into our Rotary family. Charlie, who resides in Lima,  is the Zoning officer for both Lima and Honeoye Falls communities. His vocation is a license architect which gives him great insight so he can help the residents of these communities with any questions about requests for zoning requirements and changes. 


Pictured from left to right: AG Susie Rose, Gov. Scott MacDonell, President Bill Redden, Charlie Johnson and PDG Norma Madayag-Reilly (the District 7120 membership chair).




Above is the graduating class from the Rotary Leadership Institute hosted by District 7120 on Nov. 1, 2014 in Canandaigua. They have all completed the first three parts of the curriculum and are now eligible to go onto a Graduate Class.


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November 2014
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.



Rotary Day at the United Nations highlights the strength of partnerships
To strengthen their 69-year-old partnership, leaders from Rotary and the United Nations met this month in New York City for Rotary Day at the United Nations. The two organizations began working together with the aim of maintaining peace after World War II. Today, the relationship has evolved to include humanitarian work in areas like gender equality, child and maternal health, and disease treatment and prevention. While the UN's Millennium Development Goals are set to expire in 2015, its leaders are preparing for an even more ambitious humanitarian agenda of eradicating extreme poverty by...
A major breakthrough against polio
Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are approaching a significant milestone: the eradication of type 3 wild poliovirus. The last case of polio caused by the type 3 virus was reported in Yobe, Nigeria, on 10 November 2012. "We may have eradicated a second of three; that's a major milestone," said Dr. Stephen Cochi, a senior adviser at the Center for Global Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaking to the BBC. Rotary has played an important role in bringing type 3 polio close to extinction. PolioPlus grants have provided key...
Rotary’s World Polio Day live-streamed event is a huge success
More than 23,000 viewers in 24 countries tuned in to Rotary's World Polio Day event, streamed live on 24 October. Health officials including James Alexander, senior medical epidemiologist for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gave an update on the polio eradication campaign and praised Rotary's achievements to date. Rotary has contributed more than $1.2 billion to polio eradication since 1979. For World Polio Day, Rotary released $44.7 million in grants to fight the disease in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. In addition to the update, the event included entertainment by...
Malala Yousafzai wins the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head for speaking out against the Taliban in support of girls' education, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014. Yousafzai, whose father is a Rotarian, shares the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, a native of India who has worked to combat the exploitation of children for financial gain, according to an announcement in October from the Norwegian Nobel Committee. In announcing the award, the committee praised Yousafzai for demonstrating that "children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations." It noted...
Rotary’s world headquarters hosts Evanston Rotary Day
Business owners and community leaders in Evanston, Illinois, USA, joined Rotary staff and family members in a celebration of the organization's cultural diversity at an open-house Rotary Day event at Rotary's world headquarters on 25 October. Rotary President Gary C.K. Huang is urging clubs and districts to hold these informal events to showcase Rotary's good work. The open house was held immediately after Evanston's Day of Caring, during which volunteers planted trees, fixed up buildings, performed yard work, painted, and participated in other community projects throughout the city. Visit...
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