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Club Executives & Directors
President
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Foundation Chair
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The club meets on Thursdays at 6:30 PM

At the American Legion 4431 Seneca Rd.

Trumansburg, NY 14886

United States

 

Come join us for a free dinner. Contact Cindy Kain goddess48@aim.com and she will make arrangements. Come see what our club is all about.

 
Home Page Stories
 
Foundation Minute for the week of May 29th
The end of this centennial Rotary year is near – one more month to go before we enter our next 100 years - one more month when you can continue to make a difference in the world: 
 
The Rotary Foundation is grateful for its donors, whose support makes life-changing projects possible, both locally and globally. Your gift to the Annual Fund brings about those impressive projects and grants, which are presented weekly at your meetings as a Foundation Minute or you read about them in your club or district newsletters.  If you’ve already made your gift this year, the world and your communities thank you. If not, please consider doing so at rotary.org/give before June 30 to help us reach our $300 million fundraising goal for our centennial year.  No matter how big or how small, your financial support does make a difference.   You can do it – it is as easy as “goggling” Rotary’s Contribution Form!  OOOO it will feel so good to do so.  Thank you. 
 
DDF is needed for Refugee Children’s Dental Care in Lebanon.  Contact Nader Salman at nadersal@hotmail.com
DINNER AND SPEAKER SCHEDULE
MAY - JUNE 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary International News
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
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...