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Bill & Helen Gormot, District 7120 Governor 2015-16“District Governor Bill Gormont and Helen 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. Bill will be visiting your Club please click here.

2015 District Golf Tournament
2015 District 7120 Golf Tournament.
The day includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner, prizes, and lots of fellowship.
And please SHARE this event with everyone

Literacy: The Importance of Reading by Third Grade
Join us for a fun and enlightening seminar on how you can make a Literacy Difference in YOUR community
Rotary District 712O Literacy Seminar is Saturday, September 19th
Literacy Seminar will be held at:
Clifton Springs Hospital
2 Coulter Road, Clifton Springs, NY 14432
Time: Registration opens at 8:45am. Seminar from 9:00am - 11:00am
Speaker: Kathryn Yarlett, Executive Director of Reading by Third Grade
Topic: lmportance of Reading by Third Grade and How You Can Make a Difference in YOUR Community!
Who: This seminar is open to anyone and everyone that is interested in learning
how they can work in their community to improve Literacy.
What you will gain:
 Empower your Club or Organization to make a difference
. Attendance meets a criteria for Literacy Award tt . Handouts & Fact Sheets to help ensure your Success
 Share New ldeas & Networking
Please Register online by Sept. 10 by clicking here
 or contacting Tracy Wooden at tmw117@aol.com
Be a gift to the world
Did you know September 8 is lnternational Literacy Day?

You are all invited to attend . . .
One Rotary Summit
At the One Rotary Summit, you will gain new ideas and walk away with Action Plans and tools that would help you in strengthening your club’s Membership, Public Image and involvement in doing good in your local and international communities through the Rotary Foundation programs. 
Saturday, September 26, 2015 

This year we are excited to embrace the theme-- “Closer Than Ever…”  as we welcome Rotary Foundation Trustee and Chair of Rotary International’s PolioPlus Committee—Michael McGovern as our Keynote Speaker.
Michael McGovern, Rotary Foundation Trustee, Chair of Rotary International’s PolioPlus Committee
This past Rotary International Vice-President is an exciting speaker with a timely update.  
We are also using the occasion to help you recognize  your club and Rotarians who have been instrumental in raising funds for PolioPlus.
Dinner will be held Sunday, October 18th
Registration/reception 4:30-5:30pm
Dinner/program to begin at 5:30pm.
Location: Josepha A Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center
If you have questions about your registration please call the Rochester Rotary Office at 585-546-7435 or email brandi@rochesterrotary.org
What is the Eastern Cities Fellowship Dinner?

The Eastern Cities Fellowship Dinner is a Rotary tradition, annually attracting Rotarians from across the Northeastern United States and Canada. Proudly hosted each year by the Rochester Rotary Club, hundreds of Rotarians gather in Rochester, New York to share in what is a cornerstone of the Rotary tradition…fellowship.

In addition to the many clubs represented, current and past district governors and Rotary International officers attend the dinner each year to welcome the sitting RI President.

The Rochester Rotary Club started the Eastern Cities Fellowship Dinner in 1921, and over the years it has evolved from a local event in the Greater Rochester Community to an international fellowship event.

This multi-district, international event showcases Rotary at its finest, and presents the perfect opportunity for new and seasoned members alike to share in the fellowship of Rotarians. The Eastern Cities Fellowship Dinner is also a great opportunity to introduce prospective members to a glimpse of Rotary in action.



Rescue missions and emergency aid continue to arrive in Nepal after a massive earthquake hit the country on 25 April, killing at least 4,000 people and injuring thousands more. The 7.8-magnitude quake, the worst to hit Nepal in more than 80 years, has affected 8 million people in the country's 39 districts, including 1.4 million needing food assistance, according to government officials.

"Rotarians worldwide stand together in expressing a profound sadness at the devastation resulting from this weekend's deadly earthquake in Nepal," says RI President Gary C.K. Huang. "As we mourn the thousands of lives lost, Rotary joins other international agencies in providing immediate relief to survivors and mobilizing our expertise to support long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts throughout the country."

Rotary District 3292 in Nepal set up a disaster relief fund to help victims in the hardest hit areas. Immediate funds will go towards food, water, medical supplies, and shelter. For information on how you can help, contact District Governor Rabindra Kumar Piya.

Rotary partner ShelterBox is sending a response team to the affected areas to determine immediate needs. Because of previous disasters in Nepal, the group already has tents and other nonfood items ready for deployment.

Read RI President Gary C.K. Huang's statement
Learn more about ShelterBox
Send questions to relief@rotary.org


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August 2015
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.



Bringing education to rural Mexican area, one school at a time
When Mariana Day moved in 1989 to the small beach town of Chacala, in Nayarit, Mexico, she noticed that the surrounding rural areas struggled to maintain schools. And most children weren’t able to go beyond an eighth-grade education. Day, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Bahía de Jaltemba-La Peñita, in Nayarit, had started a local scholarship program before she joined Rotary. Called Changing Lives, the program provided students with high school tuition, uniforms, school supplies, and transportation. In addition, Rotary clubs from the United States and Mexico have been investing in the...
Member spotlight: Peak performer scales Kilimanjaro
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian When Carole Kimutai was growing up in Nairobi, family members were always coming for long stays – a grandparent one month, a cousin the next. "Anyone who needed school fees would come to Nairobi, and my parents would assist," she says. "Or if my grandmother was sick, she would come to live with us until she was better. It was natural to help others." Years later, Kimutai was invited to a meeting of the Rotary Club of Nairobi-East, where she instantly felt at home. "I grew up seeing my parents help relatives, and now I am seeing people help quote-...
Convention: Hear the music
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian Chances are, you’ve heard of Psy and his signature song, “Gangnam Style.” He’s the Korean pop star with dark sunglasses and a distinctive galloping horse dance who was everywhere a few years ago, including on a This Close ad for End Polio Now. But what you might not know is that Psy is merely the tip of the colossal iceberg known as K-pop, short for Korean pop. If you plan to attend the 2016 Rotary International Convention in Seoul from 28 May to 1 June, you won’t have to search for K-pop – you’ll hear it in the streets, in cafes, in taxis, and on...
Member interview: Jay Cook helps young people through Rotary Youth Exchange
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian A Rotarian for nearly three decades, Jay Cook has helped hundreds of young people broaden their horizons through Rotary Youth Exchange. Recently, while working for the nonprofit Water Missions International, he’s turned his attention to bringing safe water and sanitation solutions to developing countries and disaster-stricken areas. Cook is a member of the Rotary Club of Charleston Breakfast and the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group. THE ROTARIAN: How did you become involved with Rotary Youth Exchange? COOK: My club was hosting a young...
Technology: To please in a pod(cast)
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian When I was a college student in Wisconsin in the 1970s, those of us who worked at the 10-watt radio station hoped our signal would reach not only the 1,500 students on the Beloit College campus and the 35,000 residents of the town of Beloit but also the people in the cars and trucks passing by on the interstate 3 miles to the east – and possibly, late at night, the 150,000 who lived in the bustling metropolis of Rockford, Ill., 20 miles to the south. Some of us hoped to get jobs in radio after we graduated, and there was even talk about starting...