Recent Rotary District 7040 Facebook Posts
Recent Updates
Dear Rotarians:
It is my great pleasure to announce the creation of our newest club in the district. "D7040 Passport Club" was chartered on May 8 by RI with 26 members. I will be presenting them with the charter documents in a couple of weeks.
The Passport Club is a unique club that allows club members to support a variety of service projects and fundraisers with clubs throughout our district. For more information about the club go to
Thank you PDG Ariane for taking the lead on this project.
Governor Nabil
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.
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.
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 Nabil...
The past few weeks have been very hectic and yet most enjoyable and rewarding.
New interact and Rotary club forming, fundraising events and milestone  anniversaries celebrated  across our district. It is a testament that indeed it takes a village to make all this happen. I congratulate all of us.
The year is not over and we have a momentum that is awe inspiring and gives me assurance that we are moving forward in a positive way.
A Century of the Rotary Foundation
Our Foundation Succeeds with YOU!
Just as our District has been doing over the past 6 months, you can donate your Recognition Points to those in your club and community who you would like to recognize for their support and their work.  After checking your available points, you can use the form ( to complete your donation of at least 100 points toward their next Paul Harris recognition.
Million Dollar Dinner