ROTARY DISTRICT 7490
 
SERVING BERGEN, HUDSON, AND PASSAIC COUNTIES
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7490 District Governor's Letter
 
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
Rotary International is a powerful international service organization with a wonderful record of great success. With 1.2 million Rotary boots on the ground, in more than 200 countries, the Rotary reach is enormous. And by a unique funding model and a billion dollar RI Foundation, the power of Rotary makes a global impact and  substantial difference.
 
Please explore the breadth of Rotary by surfing RI.org, Club Central and My Rotary. You will find the resources and opportunities of success, there to inspire and lead all Rotarians to meet his/her membership responsibilities as well as to facilitate Service Above Self and to offer worldwide fellowship opportunities.
 
As a member of District 7490, you are a partner with 1,300 Rotarians in 52 Clubs throughout Bergen, Passaic and Hudson Counties, which reaches into our communities to make a difference and to connect us all to the power of Service above Self. If you wish to reach beyond your local borders, please use this directory to connect with District programs that connect clubs to make a wide reaching impact.
 
My goal for this year is to fully engage each and every Rotarian in our District by providing the training, planning and the resources to reach the level of involvement each wish, and then inspire each to want more. I believe it is a time for us each to reach into the troubled parts of our communities, to share the value of the 4 Way Test and the ideals of Service Above Self.
 
We can make a difference; a program like our District’s Village Elders Program can be the model to resolve unrest, protest and change. Participation in any one of our Youth Programs can set in motion a life of compassion and revolution. Support for MFAC, your local food bank and charities can provide needed essentials. And, scholarship and education can build a stronger community.
 
Please be involved in your club, step up and make a difference. Ask your Club President how you can help your Club earn the Presidential Citation; its requirements are a road map to success. And in any way possible, please support our Walter D Head District Foundation and the RI Foundation; they are the source of funding of so much good that Rotary is able to do.
 
In closing can I please encourage you to read at least to the very next page of this directory; my hope is that you will be inspired by President Ravi’s message to a Be a Gift to the World and then encouraged to use the success of our District programs to step up and make difference. This is a time when we need to reach out and share Rotary.
 
In Service Above Self, I remain,
 
Peter Wells
District Governor 2015-2016