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Who should attend: Presidents-Elect, Second-Term Presidents and Secretaries (current & incoming)
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This event is for all Presidents-Elect, current Presidents serving a second term in 2017-2018 and all current/incoming Club Secretaries. Check-In commences at 8:15 am on Saturday, March 4 in the lobby. We will begin the day together and convene for all meals and the late afternoon session.  There will be special breakouts for the Secretaries mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
On November 12th, our District 7040 Rotary Leadership Institute graduated our first Part III class completing their Undergraduate Level.  Left to right are: Gene Gengel (Lake Placid), PDG Bette Miller (Faculty/Cornwall Sunrise Club), AG Fay Campbell (Orleans), DGN Martha Weaver (e-club D7040 premier), DGE Susan Bellor (Massena), AG Hadi Mortada (West Ottawa), PDG Bonnie Black (Faculty/Plattsburgh).
The 2016-17 Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International has unanimously nominated Samuel Frobisher Owori, of the Rotary Club of Kampala, Uganda, to be the president of Rotary International in 2018-19. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.

Owori says he sees in Rotary "an incredible passion to make a difference." As president, he plans to "harness that enthusiasm and pride so that every project becomes the engine of peace and prosperity."
The Scholarships Committee is pleased to announce that Natalie Kauf, nominated by the Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston and selected as District 7040 Global Grant Scholarship candidate has been approved by The Rotary Foundation for the Global Grant Scholarship of $30,000 USD.
Natalie will be pursuing her studies at Cambridge University in the UK.  
Just before John Germ dropped by, Rick Youngblood took a deep breath. “You want to match his energy,” he says, “but he makes it hard to keep up.” Youngblood is the president and CEO of Blood Assurance, a regional blood bank in Chattanooga, Tenn., that Germ helped found in 1972. After his visit with Youngblood, Germ strode between mountains of empty bottles and cans at Chattanooga’s John F. Germ Recycling Center at Orange Grove, which he designed, before he drove to a construction site and popped a cork to dedicate a Miracle League field where special needs children will play baseball – all before zipping to the airport for a flight to Chicago and a cab ride to Rotary International World Headquarters, where he takes office as president of RI this month.
Why the breakneck pace? “I don’t have hobbies,” he says. “Civic work is my recreation.”
The Rotary Adventure in the Environment program is offered by the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise September 12th - 15th, 2016.
Participants will have the opportunity to interact with scientists from the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences for four days of field biology and environmental sciences. This program is offered for youth at least 16 years of age and have a minimum of 2 years of high school science.
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.
A Message from DG Nabil...
As we embark on the holiday season with family gatherings and club parties, let us take some time to review where we are as we approach the half way mark in our Rotary year. I am heartened by my experience so far as district governor.  We Rotarians are very special people drawn together in service to others. What we do in our communities and around the world is tangible and necessary.
Rotary Foundation Centennial
Polio can strike at any age but mainly affects children under five. Polio is incurable, but completely vaccine-preventable. In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary has contributed more than $1.6 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute more than $7.2 billion to the effort.
Million Dollar Dinner
District Governor
Nabil January Message
Jan 01, 2017
Youth Programs
Upcoming Events

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RI Convention: Atlanta
Rotary International
June 10 - 14, 2017