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District Governor Tom Rogers and Sandie welcome you to the Rotary International District 7120 website. This site contains important and useful information about District 7120 and many of the projects and activities in which our dedicated Rotarians are involved.
 
You've done the work, now for some recognition. It takes a whole 1 minute to submit your Club Facebook page or website to the District contest.
 
The Newark Rotary Club is very pleased to host of the 2017 District Training Assembly (DTA) scheduled for Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Newark High School, 625 Peirson Avenue, Newark, New York. We are very excited to invite you to attend the Assembly.
 
REGISTRATION
  • You can now register online at: http://bit.ly/7120-2017DTA or Complete a traditional Registration Form.  
  • Registration packets are available at the link above.
  • Registration fee is $15.00 per person.
  • Registration Deadline is March 17, 2017.
Advertising in the program booklet is also available. See website for Advertisement Info Sheet.
Attention Club Presidents and Assistant Governors for 2017-2018
PETS: President Elect Training Seminar
The Multi District PETS is specifically design to meet the needs of Presidents and Assistant Governors for the 2017-2018 Rotary Year. There are changes to Rotary and new information to help you be the most effective President that you can be. So please get this very important event on your calendar now.  
Fri - Sat, March 17-18, 2017
Register today.
Rotary Leadership Institute
THE ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
March 11, 2017 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Owego Treadway Inn & Suites
1100 State Route 17C
Owego, New York 13827
 
This is a must event for current and future Rotary leaders!
It is a multi-district leadership development program whose mission is to strengthen Rotary clubs through quality leadership education.
 

When was the last time there was polio in Europe? If you guessed 2002, the year the region was certified polio-free, you were wrong. The last time polio affected a child in Europe was last summer. In 2015, two Ukrainian children were diagnosed with paralytic polio, and, given the way the disease manifests itself, that means many more were likely infected and didn’t show symptoms. At least one Western news outlet deemed the outbreak “crazy” – but the reality is that no place on earth is safe from polio until the disease is eradicated everywhere.

 Read the full article here.

To see a video to understand what it is that involves people of all ages with Rotary please click on this link -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pI8ciGw6kKo
 
 
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Rotary is leading the way to eradicate polio

Rotary has lead the fight to eradicate polio from our earth for over the past 25 years. We have partnered with many other organizations and governments to give the vaccine to billions of children. To see what we have accomplished so far and what we still must do please go to the End Polio Now website by clicking here.

 
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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...