Autumn Thoughts from the DG
The Frost is on the Pumpkin…..
 
A crisp chill fills the air and we realize that Fall is here …  Hopefully everyone survived Halloween, the revelry of the holiday, the costumes and all that candy!!  The treat for October was no newsletter, I know how sad that made you…  October in the Rotary world is Economic and community development month.
 
One way to accomplish projects in this area is to partner with Rotary Action Groups, such as WASRAG, Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (www.wasrag.org) .  Many action groups can be found online at Rotary.org and can offer solutions to your project needs, with monthly newsletters and assistance with project questions.
 
We as a district are also a community and we can help develop each other.  Case in point, our newest club, The Rotary Club of New York Queens, is looking to install latrines at an orphanage in Nepal.  The orphanage holds 60, about 30 senior citizens with no families and 35 or so orphaned children, all using one latrine.  If this is of any interest to any club helping them get this accomplished, please reach out to them.  They are an exuberant club looking to change lives, and welcome any and all assistance from more seasoned Rotarians.
 
November is Foundation Month; the Rotary Foundation is OUR foundation.   It supports all the work and programs we do to change and save lives locally and globally.  I hope you consider making a foundation donation, if not your primary charity of choice, hopefully it’s in your top three.  Those that already donate annually to the Foundation, THANK YOU.  I ask that you be our ambassadors and inspire those that are considering a donation.  Tell them why you are passionate about the Foundation don’t keep it a secret. 
 
Sunday is our Foundation Luncheon at Windows on the Lake.  Our guest Speaker is David Forward, Rotarian and Author of many books on Rotary.  His most recent is “A String of Pearls” which comprises stories of our Peace scholars and their efforts worldwide promoting Peace and Understanding.   David will be signing copies of his book at this event, and all proceeds go directly to the Foundation.
 
DG Shawn
 
May 2019 District Conference
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News From Around the District
Rotarian Journey into Cambodia
10-Day Excursion – Rotarian Led
Feb 1-10, 2019
Participate from only USD $925/pp
Join fellow Rotarians on a trip into ancient Cambodia…

Rotarians from various clubs around the world are joining together with Sustainable Cambodia on a journey into the heart of Cambodia.
 
 
 
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You can start the holiday season on a charitable note by donating on Giving Tuesday, 27 November.Why should Rotary be your charity of choice? Because our 1.2 million members see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our

 
 
 
 
Shawn Weis, District Governor
 
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