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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.

Rotary Leadership Institute
Nov 07, 2015 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.
CLICK HERE to register for Canandaigua Inn on the Lake
Pay particular attention to the payment section. Keep in mind, all payments must be received on the specified date to be included in the training.
For more Info: www.rlinea.org
For other dates and locations, look on the left side of the home page under Upcoming Events.

Attention Club Presidents for 2016-2017
President Elect Training
Lead Your ClubPresident Elect Training brings together Rotary leaders to plan your year as President and gain knowledge on District resources to assist you in Leading a Vibrant Club.  
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM 
(check-in starts at 8:00 a.m.)

Mount Morris High School
30 Bonadonna Avenue
Mount Morris, New York, 14510
Register today. Deadline for registering is October 15th.

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.

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


October 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.



Attend one of five presidential conferences
Find new and innovative ways to improve your community by attending one of five presidential conferences this year, hosted by RI President K.R. Ravindran and Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith. The conferences, to be held around the world between January and March, will highlight Rotary’s areas of focus. Use these links to learn about each of the programs and to register to attend: Peace and Conflict Resolution, 15-16 January in Ontario, California, USA Disease Prevention and Treatment, 19-20 February in Cannes, France Economic Development, 27 February in Cape Town, South Africa...
Under One Sky lights the way to a better world
Rotary and ONE, an international advocacy organization, joined other event partners in downtown Chicago on 24 September to demonstrate a commitment to ending extreme poverty and inequality and to promoting action on climate change on the eve of the United Nations launch of its Sustainable Development Goals. The 17 ambitious goals constitute a road map for finding solutions to the world’s most pressing problems, and dovetail with Rotary members’ work to create positive change in their communities and around the world. As dusk fell over Chicago, participants in the Under One Sky event held up...
Nigeria declared polio-free, removed from endemic list
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on 25 September that Nigeria is now polio-free and has been officially removed from the list of countries where polio is endemic. It’s been 14 months since any cases of polio caused by the wild virus have been detected there. With Nigeria’s historic achievement, polio remains endemic in only two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. That means transmission of the virus has never been stopped there. Nigeria was the last country in Africa where polio was endemic. The continent celebrated its own first full year without the disease on 11 August. Once...
Save the date: 23 October, Rotary’s World Polio Day event
Celebrate our remarkable progress toward a polio-free world with the Rotary World Polio Day event, streamed live from New York City on 23 October. Co-hosted by UNICEF, the event will highlight recent milestones: In July, Nigeria marked one year without a case of polio caused by the wild poliovirus, and in August, the entire African continent celebrated one year without a case. Jeffrey Kluger, health and science editor at Time magazine, will serve as moderator, joining other health experts, including UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and polio ambassadors. The event, which drew 23,000...
What peace means to me
People and nations worldwide will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, the date designated by the United Nations in 2001 “to be observed as a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence.” That commitment to peace is directly linked to goals pursued by Rotary members since The Rotary Foundation’s mission to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace was proclaimed in 1917. To fulfill that mission, Rotary conducts global forums, hosts international peace symposiums, continues its decades-long collaboration with the UN, and promotes initiatives such as the Rotarian Action...