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Club Executives & Directors
President
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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 February 20th
For many weeks the Foundation Minute has concentrated on where your donations are going.  Your gifts have filtered successfully into a myriad of sources – those being the Areas of Focus:  Promoting Peace, Fighting Disease, Providing Clean Water, Saving Mothers and Children, Supporting Education and Growing Local Economies.  Some of your contributions have been made by the traditional check, by credit card or even by Rotary Direct.   Now Rotary offers another way of giving – one that benefits The Rotary Foundation by reducing administrative costs, transforming contributions into grants faster, reaching a younger donor base and allowing Rotarians to respond through spontaneous giving.  It also benefits you as Rotarians by processing your donation more quickly, eliminating lost checks, sending donor recognition sooner and giving the donor more credit card rewards. 
 
What is this method?  It is giving online!  Very simple – go to Rotary.org and press give!!  It is as easy as ordering a book off Amazon or even a  kitchen gadget or a car!  With the ability to accept online donations in fifteen currencies The Rotary Foundation currently is beginning to see a trend in online giving, and encourages you and non-Rotarians to join the ride!  Its fans are convinced it’s the right choice. 
 
And now back to your regular scheduled program!  Thanks for your generosity. 
DINNER AND SPEAKER SCHEDULE
FEBRUARY - JUNE 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary International News
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...
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...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...