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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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December 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 AIDS day event turns spotlight on world’s deadliest infectious disease
The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst ever, has claimed several thousand lives and generated worldwide concern. But its impact pales in comparison to that of AIDS, which, despite advances in treatment, still kills more than a million people a year, the majority of them in Africa. "Even with the Ebola outbreak at its worst expected levels, it's never going to reach what we've seen with the HIV/AIDS epidemic," said Dr. Timothy B. Erickson, director of the Center for Global Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, speaking at Rotary's World AIDS Day event in Evanston on 1...
Statement by Rotary International on the deadly school attack in Pakistan
Rotary International condemns the horrific attack that killed more than 130 schoolchildren and wounded over 100 of their classmates in Peshawar, Pakistan. We believe that children everywhere have the basic right to receive an education in an environment unthreatened by violence or fear. Rotary extends our heartfelt sympathy to all of the families in Pakistan, including those of seven Rotary members, who have lost children as a result of this unfathomable tragedy. We stand with them in mourning their loss. Gary C.K. Huang, PresidentRotary International
Indoor air pollution linked to millions of deaths
After decades dreaming about the Himalayas, Rotary member George Basch went on his first trek through the mountains in 2001, when he was 64. A member of the Rotary Club of Taos-Melagro in New Mexico, USA, Basch found that the experience was even more than he had hoped. "My expectations were high, and dramatically exceeded," he remembers. But a less-than-pleasant aspect of the experience was the indoor smoke pollution he encountered in the guest houses and private homes he visited. Many families in the Himalayas use rudimentary cookstoves or, in some cases, an open fire pit inside the home to...
Rotary staff members bond over Miles to End Polio bike ride
For six staff members from Rotary headquarters in Evanston, the fight to eradicate polio has become personal. Together, they biked the physically grueling 104-mile (167-kilometer) Tour de Tucson in Arizona, USA, collectively raising more than $20,000 for polio eradication while putting their bodies and minds through a feat of endurance. For the tightknit group, the experience was about more than just raising money and crossing the finish line. It was about learning about each other and what Rotary members are doing to rid the world of this crippling disease. They advocated together, trained...
How a simple school project in India became a global grant
Two years ago, U.S. Rotary members in Maine set out to improve the education system in Bikaner, Rajasthan, an Indian city near the border of Pakistan. The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside chose Bikaner because club member Rohit Mehta was originally from the area and had connections there. Mehta put the club in contact with Rotarians in India to provide desks for four government-run schools. But when community leaders returned with a request for more desks, the Maine Rotarians decided they had to think bigger. The Rotary Foundation had rolled out its new grant model, which required that the...
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