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District Governor Tom Rogers and Sandie 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.
 
 

 
 
This year's Eastern Cities Fellowship Dinner will keynote speaker RI President John Germ will be held Tuesday, December 6th at the Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

This year's dinner promises to be a very special evening - as we welcome RI President John Germ and  celebrate  the 100th Anniversary of the Rotary Foundation. 
 

 
Rotary Leadership Institute
THE ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
March 11, 2017 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Owego Treadway Inn & Suites
1100 State Route 17C
Owego, New York 13827
 
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.
 
 
 

When was the last time there was polio in Europe? If you guessed 2002, the year the region was certified polio-free, you were wrong. The last time polio affected a child in Europe was last summer. In 2015, two Ukrainian children were diagnosed with paralytic polio, and, given the way the disease manifests itself, that means many more were likely infected and didn’t show symptoms. At least one Western news outlet deemed the outbreak “crazy” – but the reality is that no place on earth is safe from polio until the disease is eradicated everywhere.

 Read the full article here.

 

 
 
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
 

 
 
Now that I am a PDG, I wanted to reflect on my year serving District 7120. The year has gone by so quickly. It seemingly was just the blink of an eye.
 
Twelve months ago, I shared with you a vision of opportunities. And oh what we as Rotarians have accomplished.
 
 
 
 
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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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