Welcome to District 7210!

District Governor

Christine Giangrasso

District 7210 News & Updates

October 2, 2018

Greetings My Fellow Rotarians!

“When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.”

As the leaves change color in our greater Hudson Valley, I realize that the change of color each year is always different.  Rotary has now come forward to realize that we need change from year to year in order to keep our growth strong. Change is good, although folks do have some trouble with that.  Believe me, the change is good. “We can do it District 7210!”

I am so excited and pleased to tell all of you that my visits in our District have been so energetic, and the warmth of what our Rotarians are doing to make a difference in people’s lives inspires me!  We really have a fantastic District and I truly believe our clubs are moving forward with Rotary and its positive changes! The word “FLEXIBILITY” is really becoming a must in all we do in this society today.  Our clubs have realized that yes- we need to change up our meetings, give incentive for dues, offer a night one hour social time for our community folks who can’t make the breakfast or lunch and really want to be a part of this great organization!  Our Youth leadership is what will keep us going strong. They will bring us forward with strength and inspiration! They are “Hands on” and really have a positive feeling of doing good in the community and around the globe.

I am pleased to say that we have a Rotaract Club in Sullivan County!  It is at Sullivan County Community College, by the way – my college! Thank you to the Liberty Club for all their hard efforts to get this off the ground!!!  Our RI President, Barry Rassin’s goal this year is more Interact & Rotaract. At this point, if anyone in our District does not feel that this is so important for our future in Rotary, they are very mistaken!  We will not be here forever and they will carry this great organization on!

We must all put our best foot forward and inspire our communities with Rotary!!!! The Heroin and Opioid crisis is going full bore and I see positive in our District moving forward to make a difference for their communities!  Rotary is such a powerful organization and really can make an impact on this horrific epidemic. Education is the key and Rotary can do it!

There are a few dates this fall in our District that are important.  October 24, 2018, is the District Governor challenge to all 55 clubs to do a $100.00 check to Polio Plus.  We have 55 clubs and that is $5,500.00 x 2! WE can do it!!!

November 3, 2018-Rotary Leadership Institute at Mount St. Mary College.  Step out of your meeting/box and learn more about Rotary and have great fellowship!  If you are a new member that has joined in the last 3 years and it is your first time attending, it is free to you!

November 11, 2018-Foundation Gala at the Thayer Hotel, West Point.  Come and celebrate our great works we have done in PDG Jim’s year 2017-2018 and share the fellowship!  Our keynote speaker is the Peace award honoree from Zone 32, none other than our Rhinebeck Rotarian, David Ives!! A wonderful man full of knowledge and a Polio survivor!!!  Please come and hear him speak, you will be “INSPIRED!”


Yours in Rotary,

DG Chrissy G

Have you heard about the two great events coming up in our District?

Rotary Leadership Institute

Saturday, November 3rd, the Rotary Leadership Institute, also known as RLI is coming back to Mount Saint Mary's College in Newburgh.  RLI is for new Rotarians, long time Rotarians, Rotarians interested in leadership, Rotarians interested in learning more about Rotary, and did we mention Rotarians? 
This year they are currently taking registrations for Year I, Year II and Year III, as well as the Graduate course.  The Graduate course changes each year, so there's something for everyone!  And, if you are a Rotarian who has joined in the last three years, and this is your first time attending RLI, you will be reimbursed your registration fee after the event! 
For more information and to register, click the logo below.  Scroll down the left hand side of the page until your see the Newburgh event and click more info.
Questions?  Email PDG Penny Byron by clicking here.


Rotary Foundation Gala Brunch

Thayer Hotel at West Point

Sunday, November 11, 2017, 11am-2pm
Then on Sunday, November 11th join us as we celebrate the Rotary Foundation as we return to the Thayer Hotel at West Point for our Rotary Foundation Gala Brunch!  Over 20 clubs will be recognized for their efforts in 2017-2018, as well as the presentation of the Tansukh Dorawala and Jeffrey Keahon awards to two outstanding District 7210 Rotarians.
For more information and to register, click the logo below. 
We hope to see you on November 3rd and 11th!
Upcoming Events
District 7210 supports:
Rotary International Partners
To learn more about how Rotary International partners with these organizations, CLICK HERE
In the fight against polio and help bring clean water and sanitation to people around the world we work with: