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HUNGER: In Canada 36.4% of those turning to food banks are children. And in 2012, 49 million Americans lived in food insecure households: 33.1 million adults and 15.9 million children.
Many of our District Rotary clubs have special campaigns throughout the year in support of local food banks and pantries.
You can help on Saturday January 24, 2015 when clubs throughout Rotary District 7040 join together with their communities in a Rotary Day of Service to support our local food banks.
Click "Read more" for resource documents about hunger and food banks, and PR templates your club can customize -- or contact District PI chair Martha Weaver for assistance.
Members of the Rotary community work hard to create positive change at home and around the world. And because of this, they’re making clubs stronger, communities better, and peace possible. Thank them for their dedication and valuable contributions by recognizing them with one of the following awards.
Recognize a Rotarian
Avenues of Service Citation
Honor a club member who participates in service activities in each of the five Avenues of Service: Club, Vocational, Community, International, and Youth.
Who can nominate: Club presidents
Deadline: None
Download the nomination form
Established in 1947, the original Ambassadorial Scholarship program, valued in excess of $20,000 was designed to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. With the launch of the Rotary Grants model, scholarships are now used to fund study by graduate students whose career goals support an area of focus. The funding is the same as a Humanitarian global grant with a minimum scholarship amount of US$30,000. Upon returning home, Rotary Scholars share with Rotarians and others their experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country, and what career they will go into in order to meet the six areas of focus and spread good will and understanding.

PM Stephen Harper and District Governor Arriane Carriere
Rotary International recognized Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Saturday, 18 October, with the organization's Polio Eradication Champion Award for his efforts to support a polio-free world.
 “Rotary International and its partners are very close to eradicating polio. With a commitment of more than $580 million since 1988, Canada has been a major partner with Rotary International in the effort to eradicate polio.” ~ District Governor Ariane Carriere
 “I am honoured to receive this prestigious award that recognizes the significant efforts and contributions that our Government continues to make towards eradicating polio. We will continue to work with our partners to help put an end to this devastating childhood disease which can be prevented with a simple vaccine. ~ Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Learn how you can help eliminate polio forever at www.endpolio.org


Upcoming Events


Dates to Remember

January 13, 2015 5:30 pm
3rd Annual Fellowship Dinner
Clayton NY, contact Mary Zovistoski
January 24, 2015
Rotary Day of Service - Hunger Awareness
February 14, 2015
District Governor Nominee Designate Interviews
Feb. 21 snow day alternate
February 23, 2015
Rotary International's birthday

Scholarship Information

December 1, 2014
Rotary Peace Fellow applications available.
April 15, 2015
Applications for Global Grant Scholarships and Peace Fellow scholarships due.
April 25, 2015
Interviews for Global Grant Scholarships
May 9, 2015
Interviews for Rotary Peace Fellowships
For more information click on the Foundation tab above.
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