Rotary District 7190
Serving New York's Capital District
and Beyond
Title Author Date
District Conference 
7190 District Conference 2017
Friday May 5 – Sunday May 7, 2017
Courtyard Marriott, Lake George, NY

Join us for Service, Fun and Friendship
in the “New” Lake George!
Registration is closed.  Contact DG John Mucha with any questions. 
District Conference 2017-02-11 05:00:00Z
From the Governor's Desk
This is my last column, since the current Rotary year ends at the end of this month. It’s been a great year and has gone by very quickly. The clubs and the district accomplished a great deal and we have wonderful leadership chosen for the next 3 years with DGE Fred Daniels, DGN Tammy Heckenberg and DGND Larry Jones.
Please remember to send in your PolioPlus and Rotary Foundation donations. We have a way to go to meet our goals, and traditionally many clubs wait until June to send in their dollars. Please try to do so by June 15 at the latest so that your contributions will be counted against your current goals. It’s the Rotary Foundation’s Centennial year. Let’s do our best to make it special.
Please continue to work on membership for your club between now and the end of the Rotary year. Every club can use new members with enthusiasm and dedication to the great work they do. Many clubs have held membership events over the last few weeks. Now is the time to follow up with those prospects and if they are interested, add them as members.
The RI Convention in Atlanta is shaping up to be a great event with speakers like Bill Gates and Jack Nicklaus. For those attending, we will be having a district social event on Monday June 12 from 5 to 7pm. We have almost 50 Rotarians and guests registered. We hope to see many of you on June 12.
Remember the District Changeover, at River Stone Manor in Scotia on Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Time to change the guard and start a new Rotary year!
It has truly been a privilege to serve you and your Rotary Clubs. I wish you all a peaceful and relaxing summer and a great Rotary year 2017-18.
As always, thanks for all you do for Rotary!
DG John
From the Governor's Desk John Mucha 2016-07-01 04:00:00Z
Rotary International Convention Atlanta

Something for every Rotarian

For the first time in 5 years, the Rotary International Convention returns to the USA! It will be held in Atlanta, and will feature a celebration of the Rotary Foundation Centennial. If you have never been to a Rotary International Convention, this is a great time to do it. You will have a chance to meet Rotarians from over 130 countries, and make new Rotary friends while renewing old acquaintances. In addition, you will hear about exciting club projects from around the world and share what your club is doing. The general and breakout sessions are world class and the House of Friendship offers amazing chances to learn and share. We hope that 40 to 50 Rotarians and guests will attend from District 7190. Register soon since this will be a truly popular Convention!

Rotary International Convention Atlanta John Mucha 2015-12-14 05:00:00Z
From the Governors Desk
As the 2013-14 Rotary Year winds down we look back at the accomplishments of the entire district with pride.  The District Conference was a huge success and has reinvigorated those that attended.  We had 31 of our clubs in attendance, 153 attendees including 16 young Rotarians from Interact, RYLA and Youth Exchange.
We had 23% of our clubs earn the Presidential Citation.  100% of the clubs have donated to both Polio Plus AND the Rotary Foundation Share funds.  Our RI President's Rep. PDG Sara Jane Feldman from District 5490 in Arizona (The Grand Canyon District) was amazed at the amount of things we had planned and managed to end every session early with nothing being deleted.  We even had time built in for folks to walk about the town.
But enough of what HAS been accomplished and on to what WE STILL NEED to Accomplish.... 
From the Governors Desk Susan A. Austin 2014-05-21 00:00:00Z
Who We Are
We are neighbors, community leaders, and global citizens uniting for the common good. With you, we can accomplish even more.


Who We Are melissa ward 2014-05-14 00:00:00Z
December Toolbox
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December Toolbox 2011-11-30 00:00:00Z
From the Governor's Desk

Clubs and District Flood Relief Efforts:   Individual clubs have shown great concern in responding to the recent damage.  Highlights are: Schoharie County, reported by AG Area 6 Garry Wilkins of the Middleburgh club  Middleburgh suffered much damage, but financial and volunteer support has resulted in much clean-up progress.  Almost every business in town has or is planning to re-open.  The volunteer effort of hundreds has been heartwarming.  The Southern Saratoga Interact Club was among those, doing so by providing a team to help on Saturday, September 24.  Longer term needs exist in both the school and library:  replacement of equipment in the school’s Tech classroom and of children’s books and other equipment in the town library.  The community is also conducting a lawn sign campaign to support local merchants...  read more in this month's Toolbox

From the Governor's Desk William Nathan 2011-10-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary eClub of Northeast USA
Rotary eClub of Northeast USA:  Still looking for charter members.  We need 25 members to go live - Visit us at for more information.  Our goal is to help keep thousands of Rotarians stay involved, informed, inspired and connected. 

Rotary eClub of Northeast USA Melissa Ward 2011-04-22 00:00:00Z
Come Join Us Come Join Us Melissa Ward 2011-02-04 14:14:12Z
The Rotary Foundation
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.

The Rotary Foundation 2010-04-24 00:00:00Z
Rotary District 7190 on YouTube
Rotary District 7190 on YouTube 2010-04-24 00:00:00Z
Notes from the Governors Desk

Governor's Visits are Underway, Foundation Questions Abound

This past month many of you have welcomed me into your clubs.  I have had a chance to meet some of you and look forward to meeting the rest of the District over the next two months.  With the Official Visits underway, I have found that so many of you have questions regarding how the new Rotary Foundation model "Future Visions" is working.  I am proud to report that we have experienced a record number of grant requests and in amounts that exceed our total of funds available.  I hear, every day, of service projects that you are doing and changing lives both in our local and global communities.  Keep up the great work.  We will be looking for more grant applications in January that may be the grants you will be doing next year.  Training is set for March 1, 2014 for the qualification process that now requires two people from each club get trained for that club to move forward with grants next year.  PLAN AHEAD is the message that we are receiving from RI and it makes good business sense to do so.  I am looking forward to supporting you as you find more innovative ways to get things done.  Best wishes as we move through 2013-14 and thanks again for your continued Rotary Service,  YOU TRULY ARE ROTARIANS. 

Notes from the Governors Desk Susan Austin
Member Resources

Attached are several documents that may be useful to new and not so new club members. 

Member Resources Melissa Ward
From the Governor's Desk - Polio Plunge Thanks

I would like to personally thank those members and friends of District 7190 who took time away from their personal New Year's Day Celebrations to attend or participate in one of the many Bowling parties or the Polio Plunge on Jan 1 this year.

While figures are not completely in, it looks like you really wanted to "Tell The Governor To Jump In The Lake".  At last count, between pledges and money collected, we are hoping to top $ 20,000. raised for our "Polio Plunge and Bowl over Polio" event.  Watch the February Toolbox for final figures and pictures.

As you know, when that money gets in, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching $2 for every $1. making our impact so much more (They will add $40,000 making a $60,000 total when we reach the $20,000 figure).

PDG Anne Cargile and her team did an outstanding job on this one and they deserve our District's gratitude.ENDPOLIONOW_4p

It was fun and DGE Dave is planning something for next year so keep tuned and plan now to join us on January 1, 2015

From the Governor's Desk - Polio Plunge Thanks Susan Austin
From the Governor's Desk - November 18, 2013

As we progress toward the Holidays, we should take the time to look at the things we are thankful for.  We belong to a world wide organization that specializes in putting service first.  As Rotarians we have the unique opportunity to help, not only our local communities, but also to be a force for peace in the world.  I recently read an article that stated:  How can we expect peace to come when there is hunger, sickness and unsanitary living conditions in a large part of our world.  I think that the author of that article got it right.  But all is not lost, in Rotary we CAN make a difference.  We can work to help those who need clean water, food and health care.  We CAN be a force for change AND peace.  How?  We can take the time to read about what is being done for others in our Rotarian magazine and look for ways to join the fight for peace.  We can help fight Polio through donations.  We can fight for clean water and better living conditions through the use of our District and Global Grants AND we can donate whenever and whatever we are able to the Rotary Foundation to help other Rotarians join our fight.

So as we are sitting at our tables with our Thanksgiving meal spread before us, let's take a minute to be truly thankful that we have the advantages we do and let's take another minute to really think about how we can help those that don't.

I wish all of you a healthy and happy Thanksgiving and, whatever Holiday you celebrate, I wish you joy and PEACE. 

From the Governor's Desk - November 18, 2013 Susan Austin
Notes from the Governor's Desk - July 10, 2013
Welcome Rotarians to the new Rotary year where we will celebrate the theme:  Engage Rotary/Change Lives.  Our new RI President, Ron D. Burton, has asked us to put Rotary to work, offer the hand of membership to the people we know, and change lives through our service projects.  We will find when we do this, the life we change the most is our own.  We look at the world from a different angle and we start to understand the possibilities that the Rotary world can offer.  I hope all of you will join me this year in looking for ways to invite new faces in to our clubs and new clubs in to our District.
Notes from the Governor's Desk - July 10, 2013 Susan Austin
Notes from the Governors Desk - June 2013


June is fellowship month:   Fellowship: : companionship, company,  community of interest, activity, feeling, or experience,  the state of being a fellow or associate, a company of equals or friends : association, the quality or state of being comradely

Community:   a unified body of individuals: as: state, commonwealth, the people with common interests living in a particular area; broadly : the area itself <the problems of a large community, an interacting population of various kinds of individuals (as species) in a common location

We, as Rotarians are then a Fellowship Community - we share common interests and are in the company of friends where ever we go....  

Read this month's tool box

Notes from the Governors Desk - June 2013 Melissa Ward
GSE Partnership
District 7190 representing the Capital Region of New York has been partnered with District 4430 of Brazil.

Tentative Travel dates are as follows:
- U.S. team - D. 7190:
      BR to output : 26/april/2013                       return to U.S.: 27/may/2013
               (teams will be together in Brazil between the 27-april /7-may)
- Team BR -D. 4430:
       U.S. output to: return to 8/may/2013        return to BR: 7/june/2013
             (teams will be together in the U.S. between the 28-may/6june).
GSE Partnership Melissa Ward