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Polio survivor Louise Rourke, who swam the length of Lake George to raise funds to eradicate Polio, shares her inspirational story in a new book, Called by the Water. Learn how her life-long experiences shaped her desire to pursue challenges others may have considered impossible. Your donation supports the Rotary Foundation Campaign to Eradicate Polio. 
  • $20 - receive a copy of the book
  • $35 - receive an autographed copy of the book
  • $50 - receive an autographed copy of the book, and an End Polio Now t-shirt and mask


I am sure you feel like I do – like a Brood X Cicada emerging after 17 years!  Everywhere in District 7190 Rotarians have started emerging from the pandemic, and your fellowship and energy is very, very strong.  Let’s face it: this past year and a half have been messed up, plain and simple.  But now a new Rotary year is on us, and we have a chance to catch up, connect up, and start up new projects with a renewed commitment to Rotary.  Like RI President Shekhar Mehta says: let us be the change makers for good!

RYLA is designed to grow leadership skills in students who have untapped leadership potential. Specifically, we are focusing on juniors in high school. Our program is not for the student who is already utilizing strong leadership skills or students who have no desire to develop such skills. 
District 7190 RYLA has been developed to help the committed student with untapped leadership potential. Through our program we will open up that potential and show the student the possibilities that are available to them. This has positive effects on many parts of the student’s life. They will gain self-confidence, add valuable skills that will serve them well into their future, and will teach another generation
about the ideals of Rotary.

Download the RYLA Program Guide

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

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