Rotary District 7190
 
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One of the many things I am really enjoying during my District Governor year is the process of making the "official" DG visit to each club.  I continue to be impressed with the depth of talent and scope of activity in which our many clubs engage, and I am pleased to report that throughout the District our Rotarians are the embodiment of Service Above Self.  Thank you.
 
During the visits I take some time to talk about our membership challenge, because like almost all Rotary clubs in the United States our membership total is drifting down.  Our clubs are doing great work recruiting new members, but there are more members leaving our clubs than there are coming in, and so our District membership is slowly declining.
 
Most are leaving because they are moving or being transferred for work, not because there is any fundamental problem with the quality of their Rotary experience.  But, as we all know some new Rotarians do just drift away, and we can do better at not letting them leave us.  And, for the most part, these Rotarians tend to drift away in the first 12-18 months.
 
Our membership opportunity is straightforward: I encourage all clubs to track the attendance of our new Rotarians more closely and put in place a system to pair up a new Rotarian with existing Rotarians.  This could include potential mentoring relationships (both ways, incidentally), as well as a discreet "partner" who is asked to simply come to know the new Rotarian and keep an eye out.  
 
 
 
On November 12, 2017, District 7190 Rotarians will host a Peace Summit for Youth in Mechanicville.
 

For more than 110 years, Rotary members have been addressing challenges around the world and acting as ambassadors for peace. In today’s global climate, our youth are anxious. Anxious about international relations, terrorism, America's position in the world, their personal future, and how they fit in. The Peace Summit for Youth will provide a forum to express their concerns and work collaboratively to consider pathways to peace – peace in their schools, on their streets, and in the world.

 

 
Countdown to the RI Convention in Toronto, June 23-27, 2018
 
We are about ten months away from a very exciting opportunity for Rotarians and friends from District
7190 to attend an RI Convention close to home. The convention will be held in Toronto, Canada, less
than a day’s drive from anywhere in District 7190. No need for plane tickets, or long international flights.
No language issues. This chance will likely not come again in many years! I have asked DG Fred to allow
me to help promote this great event.
 
The District is encouraging all Rotarians to make the effort to attend this RI International Convention.
Many Rotarians believe that you cannot truly understand the impact of Rotary without attending one of
these meetings. Don’t miss this opportunity!
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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