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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
 
 

 

ROTARY, SHELTERBOX ORGANIZING AID FOR QUAKE VICTIMS IN NEPAL

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

 

 
We are very proud of our newest Rotarian, Lynn Minderman, who has worked for several years helping to improve the lives of the people in Lesotho, Africa.  Lesotho is a small land-locked country in the middle of South Africa where life expectancy is 48 years and the orphan population is about 20% of the total.  Lynn travels to Lesotho every year and works to help establish sustainable living conditions, educational facilities, agricultural and water systems, animal husbandry and much more.  Although Lynn has been a member of Rotary for less than a year, she is known in our club as “one who has been a Rotarian for many years, and just didn’t know it.”  We are of course very proud to support her and her efforts to improve the lives of so many people.
 

 
Pictured from right to left: George Hulbert, Dana Aberamsom, President Jodi Davies, DG Scott MacDonell, Matt Korona.
 
The Rochester AM Rotary Club welcomed their newest member, Dana Aberamsom, who joined them on May 1st.
 

 
Friday March 20th Jodi Davies President of the Rochester AM Rotary Club inducted our newest member Frank Allenza. His mentor PP George Hulbert is pictured standing behind him along with Jodi and DIstrict Governor Scott MacDonell.
 
 

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pI8ciGw6kKo
 

 
 
 
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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.

 

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