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November: Rotary Foundation Month

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

The Rotary Foundation helps fund our humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives. Your club or district can apply for grants from the Foundation to invest in projects and provide scholarships. The Foundation also leads the charge on worldwide Rotary campaigns such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Rotarians and friends of Rotary support the Foundation’s work through voluntary contributions

Recent Stories
Our D7040 Interact Vision Team will be traveling to Guatemala with Common Hope, a non-profit organization that works with impoverished children and families who want to participate in a process of development to improve their lives through education, health care, and housing. While education is the heart of the work, Common Hope believes a comprehensive approach to development is critical for children, families, and communities to be truly successful.
We will be leaving for Guatemala in March, 2016 on a D7040 Interact Vision Team trip. Teams learn about life in Guatemala and the situations that people living in poverty face. We are excited to have the opportunity to see Common Hope’s efforts first hand, meet affiliated families, and volunteer our time and skills to help this organization further its work.
What does District D-7040 Governor Claude do early in the morning after a full day of conference and an evening celebrating 100 years of Rotary in Watertown New York? Record a special video journal in the Rotary Store of the event with Harry Levine…all that at 06h30 a.m.
A special note: the human chain pilot project “HANDS AROUND WATERTOWN” to raise money for the Rotary Foundation totaled a little over $10 000. Added to that, the DC-2015 silent auction raised $3500 US. Thanks to all the clubs and Rotarians that have participated and contributed to OUR foundation.

Claude LaliberteI encourage you to suggest and invite candidates for District Governor for 2018-2019.
The role of District Governor needs careful consideration by the applicants:  the commitment is for four years (a year each for DGN, DGE, DG and IPDG) and, particularly in the District Governor year, requires stamina and enthusiasm, not to mention considerable time commitment as well as some financial commitments.  Dedication, enthusiasm and commitment to Rotary are essential.
Nominations are being accepted for Governor of District 7040 for the Rotary year 2018-19 to take office on July 1, 2018.  Nominations must be completed on the Governor-Nominee application, postmarked no later than December 31, 2015, and sent to the chair of the nomination committee, DG Claude LaLiberté.

August 1, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced the renewal of the partnership between Government of Canada and Rotary Foundation Canada by providing a total of up to $18 million to help save the lives of vulnerable children and reduce poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
During the next four years, the Government of Canada will contribute two dollars for every dollar raised by Rotary Foundation Canada in support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Endgame Strategy, to a maximum contribution of $12 million. The funds will be provided to UNICEF to support the goal of eradicating polio worldwide by 2018.
Recent Rotary District 7040 Facebook Posts
RI Convention: Seoul
Rotary International
28 May - 1 June 2016
Upcoming Events
Dates to Remember
Jan. 12, 2016 4th Annual Fellowship Dinner in Clayton
February 23, 2016 - Rotary International Anniversary
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