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Welcome to our Club!

Cooperstown

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
The Otesaga Resort Hotel
60 Lake Street
Cooperstown, NY  13326
United States
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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
 
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Membership Responsibilities:

• Attend weekly Club meetings

• Participate in Club activities and projects 

• Pay annual dues

Attendance Requirements:

• Attain an attendance record of at least 50 percent (Rotary International rule). Missed meetings may be made up 14 days before or after the regular meeting(Rotary International rule). You can check your attendance at anytime on our Club website: www.clubrunner.ca/Cooperstown

Options for missed meetings include attending another Rotary Club's weekly meeting, participating in a Club communal activity, attend a Club Board or committee meeting, or participate in an online Rotary e-Club activity (a link is available on our Club website).

You can report makeups via email at carlyhi@aol.com

• If you anticipate you will be unable to attend Club meetings, you can request a leave of absence in advance of the missed meetings. Leave of absence forms are available on our Club website