Rotary District 7120
New York
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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.”

Attention Club Presidents and Assistant Governors for 2016-2017
PETS: President Elect Training Seminar
The Multi District PETS is specifically design to meet the needs of Presidents and Assistant Governors for the 2016-2017 Rotary Year. There are changes to Rotary and new information to help you be the most effective President that you can be. So please get this very important event on your calendar now.  
Register today. (When you register, you can enter your Clubrunner login to pre-populate the form or you can enter all your data manually.)
Fri - Sat, March 18-19, 2016
2:00 PM (Friday) to 4:00 PM (Saturday) 
(check-in starts at 1:00 p.m.)

University Sheraton Syracuse
801 University Avenue
Syracuse, New York, 13210
Attention all District President Elects, the President Elect Training Seminar (PETS) will be in Syracuse at the University Sheraton on Friday March 18 and 19th. The format for this year will be for PEs and Assistant Governors (AGs) to arrive at 2:00 on Friday and the sessions will run through 4:00 on Saturday.
Lead Your Club
The new location and different time is designed to help you get to the training with the least disruption to your busy schedule. The training is mandatory for all PEs. Your Club has already paid for you to attend. You are welcome to bring a second Rotarian from your Club at a cost of $135. If you would like to bring your spouse or partner to the Friday night dinner the cost is $50. If someone is attending in your place, make sure they sign up as the PE so they will not be charged.

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

Michael Slovak of the Rotary Club of Bath was recommended by the D7120 Nominating Committee as the nominee for District Governor to serve for the Rotary year 2018-19. The requirements have been satisfied in accordance with Rotary International Bylaws Article 13.020.8 and District 7120 Policies and Procedures Section IA(9)(c).  He therefore is declared the D7120 nominee for District Governor 2018-19 and for the remainder of the Rotary year 2015-16 shall assume the title of District Governor-Nominee-Designate.
Mike joined the Bath Rotary Club in 2004 and served as Club President in 2007-2008. He is one of 94 one term Presidents continuing a club tradition of no repeats. He was club Treasurer for 3 terms, Foundation and Program Chairperson for 4 terms and currently chairs the International Project Committee.  He also has been a club Board Director since 2006.  He is currently in his 3rd year as Assistant Governor for Area 3.  Mike received the Rookie of the Year Award for 2005-2006 and the Rotarian of the Year Award for 2006-2007, 2012-2013 and 2014-2015. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Paul Harris Society. He has also maintained perfect attendance since he joined Rotary. Mike is proud to have carried “Service above Self” into his position as Executive Director of the Health Ministry of the Southern Tier whose mission has been to provide free health care services (medical, dental, eye care, and hearing) for uninsured individuals living in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties and whose overall household income is less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Mike and his wife Jo will join other “Moms and Pops” for RYLA Camp at RIT in 2016 for their fifth time.  Jo is not a Rotarian but lives the ideals of one and was named a Paul Harris Fellow in 2015. They live in Bath, New York, and are extremely proud of their daughter, son-in-law, son and daughter-in-law and their 5 grandchildren who drive their energy and desire to see the world a better place for everyone to live in.
Please join us in congratulating Mike as the newest member of the D7120 Governors' Team.

May 2016
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 shop on new platform
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