Welcome to District 7210!

District Governor

Christine Giangrasso

District 7210 News & Updates
The Nominating Committee has made their decision...
Pursuant to Rotary International By-Laws Article 13.020.6, it is my pleasure as current DG to report that the Nominating Committee performed 2 interviews on Tuesday, December 11, and after deliberation recommends that Michael Polasek of the Rotary Club of Lagrange Sunrise serve as our District Governor for Rotary Year 2021-2022.
Please join us in welcoming Michael to the District 7210 Leadership team!
Come help us celebrate all the awesome things that District 7210 has done at the 2018 District conference!
Our Conference committee has been hard at work this year filling the conference with exciting speakers and activities that you'll want to take your WHOLE family too!
That's right...we said THE WHOLE FAMILY!  Bring the kids, bring the hubby or wife, bring a friend!  We've got some great things planned for Rotarians ages 0-100!
Then, join us as DGE Cindie Kish kicks off her year with the District Assembly!
Come and see what she and her team have planned for 2019-2020!
So save these dates! 
District Conference
We'll be at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts
April 5, 6, and 7, 2019
District Assembly
The Dutchess Day School in Millbrook, New York
May 4, 2019
More information on both events to come!
Our District 7210 Foundation Grants Committee invites you to submit a Preliminary D7210 2018-19 Global Grant Proposal to potentially receive significant financial support for a service project to help your Club Do GOOD in our world!
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 2018-19 District Grants were awarded to a record 41 of our Clubs in June 2018 for projects which could begin on or after July 1, 2018 and would be completed by June 30, 2019.  Your opportunity to apply for the 2019-20 District Grants will be announced in Spring 2019.
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).
Learn about the Global Grant process by reviewing the attached “Guide to Global Grants” and at:
Please submit the fully completed Preliminary D7210 2018-19 Global Grant Proposal (on the District website under 'Download Files') in digital pdf format, not later than Friday, January 25, 2019, to our Foundation Grants Committee chair John Romano at wicoppe@aol.com.  Your proposal must be submitted on, and fully described on, the attached form, as proposals submitted in other formats or requiring significant attachments will not be considered.  Your Global Grant Proposal should assume a minimum of $5,000, but no more than a maximum of $25,000, available in 2018-19 District 7210 District Designated Funds (DDF) for your Global Grant.  Questions and comments can also be submitted via email to our Foundation Grants Committee chair.
Our Foundation Grants Committee is here to help you achieve your goals and Do GOOD in our world!
Most sincerely,
John Romano
Chair, Foundation Grants Committee

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Join us on May 5th, 2019 to celebrate Women in Rotary!
Dr. Sylvia Whitlock, the first female Rotary Club President will be joining us as our keynote speaker!
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Rotary International Partners
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