Welcome to District 7210!

District Governor

Jim Damiani

District 7210 News & Updates
Dear Rotary Club Presidents,
Our Foundation Grants Committee invites you to apply for FREE MONEY!
We hope THAT got your attention!
As you may know, there are two types of Rotary Foundation Grants awarded by our Grants Committee:
District Grants which fund small-scale, short-term projects that address local or international needs.  The Application is a simple single page form, and you can receive funding for Projects as small as $1,000 to large Projects of $20,000 or more.  For the 2018-19 Rotary year, we have approximately $35,000 to be awarded, and we expect that the average District Grant will be over $1,000 (of FREE MONEY for your Club!).  The Project must begin no earlier than July 1, 2018, and be completed no later than June 30, 2019.  See the 2018-19 District Grant Application Package for further details. 
Global Grants support large projects which respond to needs in one or more of Rotary’s six Areas of Focus and have measurable and sustainable outcomes.  Notable other features of Global Grant projects include a minimum project budget of $30,000 (and up to $400,000 or more), and a comparatively complex application process that often requires up to two years to achieve approval.  Note that while many Global Grant projects are located outside of the US in developing countries with significant needs, they can also be located here in the Hudson Valley, or elsewhere in the US, but if located within the US, they must include participation by a Rotary Club from outside North America (District 7210 can assist you with finding a Rotary Club partner from abroad for projects located within the US).  See the 2017-18 Global Grant RFP Cover Letter and Preliminary Global Grant Proposal for further details.
Our Grants Committee is here to help you Do GOOD in your community and the world beyond!  
Please contact Foundation Grants Committee Chair John Romano for questions: wicoppe@aol.com

As we move into the New Year the coming months are full of challenges and opportunities. We are proud of the accomplishments of the last six months. Our ranks are growing as we add enthusiastic new members. It’s essential that we guide them to meaningful areas of service and work with them to become People of Action who Make a Difference.

We recognize the Rotarians of Liberty, NY striving to Make a Difference, responding to the devastation in Puerto Rico by collecting funds to help them rebuild. We applaud their leadership. They deserve our support.

We also recognize those who support our Rotary Foundation and Polio Eradication Efforts with their donations, our Communications Team and Radio Rotary for keeping us informed and educating the public about our service projects, and our past District Governors who are lending a hand and helping to guide us along. We are fortunate in District 7210 to have great members who want to Make a Difference. I am truly fortunate to have such a great Team.

Please join us at PETS, District Assembly, District Conference, our Walk for Peace and Polio and our Rotary International Convention in Toronto. Remember to plant a tree on Arbor Day. We’re planning to have some fun in the coming months. It will be a lot more fun if you are there!

2018 Rotary District Conference
Visit Saratoga Springs between April 20 – 22, 2018 and attend the District 7210 District Conference at the Gideon Putnam Resort.
Located on the grounds of the 2,379 acre Saratoga Springs State Park there are amenities to satisfy every Rotarian. The Roosevelt Baths and Spa established in 1935 offers patrons a hydrotherapy experience with mineral waters from underground springs deep below the grounds of the parklands. There are 21 public mineral springs located in Saratoga Springs.  The park is notable for its diverse cultural and recreational resources. In addition to the famed Saratoga Performing Arts Center, park attractions include the Spa Little Theater, the National Museum of Dance, and the Saratoga Automobile Museum.
Saratoga Spa State Park offers a championship 18-hole course and a fun and challenging 9-hole course, complete with pro shop and restaurant. 9-hole disc golf, tennis courts and public swimming complexes are also available. There are twelve miles of trails winding through the park along with a certified running course.
Just minutes from the Gideon Putnam is downtown Saratoga Springs and the Saratoga Casino and Raceway.
Registration is now open for the 2018 District Conference. Click here for the registration form and mailing instructions.

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