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Profile of Rotarians Making a Difference
Years as AG/other titles: 3 years as Area Governor and District Training/Learning and Development Team (LDT) Chair, Current District Governor Nominee
Other district committees participation: Learning & Development Team, 2017 District Conference, District Legislation Committee, Million Dollar Dinner (MDD) Committee
Years as Rotarian: 23 Years
Current/ Past Rotary Club Member: Canton/Potsdam NY
Rotary designations (titles in clubs, Foundation awards, etc.): Club President, Foundation Chair, Club Vocational Chair (included Ambassadorial Scholarships, Club Scholarships/awards, District Adventures in Technology & Environment and RYLA) ….and St Lawrence County 4-Club Rotary Dodge Pond Committee member/past chair.
Your occupation now or before (retirement etc.): Retired Military, Retired grades 7-12 Technology /Project Lead the Way(PLTW) teacher/Certified School Administrator, 15 years’ small business owner, landlord and now Part-time Volunteer Transportation Driver.
Family information: Wife Susan Rotarian Massena Club President, 4 children
Leisure activities, what you would care to share: Technology, tree farming, gardening, travel. 

 
Recent Updates
D7040 Passport Club
 
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District 7040 has just chartered a new club concept to make it easy for Rotarians who want to make a difference in their community to do so in a way that fits within their time, talent and finances, as well as with their family, work and life commitments — and do so through Rotary. The founding principle of the Rotary Passport Club is to make Rotary fit the lifestyle of its members through an affordable dues structure and flexible, and infrequent, in-person meetings. Instead of attending weekly meetings, members are encouraged to engage in humanitarian service — however that works best for them. Some meetings are online.
In 2016, the District 7040 DG appointed me chair of the Fellowships Committee. Rotary Fellowships give their members the opportunity to have fun, make new friends around the world, and enhance their experience in Rotary.
District 7040 is pleased to announce that the District Governor selection committee has selected Mr. Gerry Lambert (Canton, NY) as incoming governor for 2019-20.
 
The District 7040 Selection Committee was delighted with the high caliber of applicants and grateful for the leadership and commitments of all applicants.
 
District Governor Nabil Oudeh will be making a formal introduction of DGND Gerry at District Training Assembly in Cornwall on April 8, 2017.
 
On November 12th, our District 7040 Rotary Leadership Institute graduated our first Part III class completing their Undergraduate Level.  Left to right are: Gene Gengel (Lake Placid), PDG Bette Miller (Faculty/Cornwall Sunrise Club), AG Fay Campbell (Orleans), DGN Martha Weaver (e-club D7040 premier), DGE Susan Bellor (Massena), AG Hadi Mortada (West Ottawa), PDG Bonnie Black (Faculty/Plattsburgh).
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.
 
A Message from DG Sue...
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
A new Rotary year has begun and a new journey ahead is always filled with hope, plans, and excitement. Congratulations and best wishes are extended to all 7040 Club Presidents, Area Governors and District Chairs.
 
As we all start out in 2017-2018, I want to thank now Past District Governor Nabil Oudeh for a job well done. I wish Nabil the best as he is now setting the plans to be Vice General Chair of the Rotary Zone Institute in Montreal in fall 2018. When he asks you to help, please say, “yes”.
 
 
Million Dollar Dinner
 
A Message from Past DG Nabil...
Dear Rotary family:
We may have started our year as acquaintances​,​ but we bonded as family by the year's end.
I am so grateful to each one of you who welcomed and hosted me​,​ and to all the leaders who supported me​​.
There are so many people who made this year the success it ​is​. I won't named them here in person. I did thank a few at the changeover dinner​,​ and many others I will continue to reach out to thank in person.
 
The Rotary Foundation Works for Us
YOU Make Our Foundation Successful - WE Can Do More Local & International Projects!
In 2016-2017, our District set out to increase our Annual Fund giving, making a U-Turn from the previous two years of giving.  We set as our goal $170,000 hoping to get within target range of the 2013-2014 giving.  It appears we have come quite close, so for the 2017-2018 Rotary year, we are stretching the goal to $180,000!
 
This month, make sure your club has entered its Foundation goals into Rotary Club Central - with a goal, we can judge how we are doing.  Every member can see the goals when he or she logs into www.rotary.org and clicks on MyRotary.  Need help in entering the goals?  Send an email to District Foundation Chair, PDGBonnie Black - together we are strengthening our Rotary future!
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 

The above events represent a partial list. To see all upcoming events entered on the district calendar, including future DG visits, click HERE.