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TRUMANSBURG ROTARY IS CELEBRATING ITS 19TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
COME JOIN US

ROTARY CLUB OF ITHACA INTRODUCES NEW MEMBERS

 

 

 

 

ITHACA ROTARY ANNOUNCES APRIL PROGRAM SPEAKERS
Wide range of interesting programs open to the public
 
 
 
District Welcome

Welcome to the District 7170 Website !

 
District Governor: 
District Governor's 
 
 
Home Page Stories
Rotary District 7170 Conference
May 4-7, 2017
The Inn On The Lake
                                                                                     Canandaigua, N.Y.
 
                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                               Click here to register
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION WAS NAMED THE WORLD'S OUTSTANDING FOUNDATION FOR 2016
The Rotary Foundation was named the world's outstanding foundation for 2016 by the Association of Fund-raising Professionals (AFP). 
This award is very significant and comes during the 100th anniversary.
 
Applications for District Grants
 
Just a reminder that applications for 2017-18 District Grants are now being accepted for community and international projects.  Up to $2500 can be awarded for projects in your community and up to $5,000 for an international project.  The applications are due no later than May 31st and can be found on the district website:  Rotarydistrict7170.org – on the right side of the home page. 
 
In order to qualify for a grant your club must have a $50 per capita combined giving to the TRF Annual Fund and Polioplus as of June 30, 2017.   This is $15 higher than last year.!  And at least one individual from your club must attend one of the upcoming grants management seminars - April 1st in Oneonta and April 8th in Dryden prior to submitting the proposal.   Registration for these seminars will be posted at a later date on the website. 
 
Incomplete applications will not be accepted – nor will any application submitted by a club whose previous year’s project report is due.  Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for further requirements on the application.   
 
Send your applications to LanaRouff@gmail.com and if you have any questions, please contact Lana Rouff, Grants Chair at LanaRouff@gmail.com
 
Grant Committee:
 
Lana Rouff, Chair
Doug Larison - PDG
Richard Matsushima – DG
Zoe van der Meulen - DGE
Jeff Smith - DGN
Jean Cadwallader
Richard Griffis
Sheila Abbey
Ray Baker
Don Tuttle
This is a video from the Foundation Dinner
 
The Youth Exchange committee is seeking help to update our website and keep things current. Someone out there must be good with websites...  It's not a huge commitment, but someone needs to take time to see how it works, update it and then keep dates, names, happenings current.
 
For more information on this, please contact Vera Sosnowski at veraski@yahoo.com
 
 
Foundation Minute for Week of April 17th
The needs and concerns about opiate use weigh heavily on Rotarians throughout District 7170 in Upstate New York.  Last year in response, the District leadership added a discussion session to their district conference agenda so individual Rotarians could articulate their concerns.
 
The discussion revealed significant disparities in general knowledge related to the field of substance abuse and the availability of prevention, treatment and recovery services among the communities of the district.  Recognizing the enormous complexity of the heroin/opiate abuse epidemic, session participants concluded the meeting by requesting that a small core committee of district Rotarians and non-Rotarian professionals with a variety of experiences/skills in substance abuse and other relevant areas were charged to design a plan for a global grant to meet the needs identified in District 7170. 
 
This month, The Rotary Foundation accepted the grant.  It will enable the purchase of medical equipment and supplies for the expansion of the Addiction of Broome County, a private, not-for profit corporation that provides outpatient treatment for those affected by chemical dependency.  It will  also provide drop boxes throughout the district for used medication. A major media campaign will be mounted through the social and print media that will be aimed directly to people affected by the opiate epidemic and will send six students and a counselor from fourteen high schools to the Teen Institute a validated substance abuse prevention program that will empower teen participants to combat opiate use and abuse. 
 
Nineteen clubs - two in India, one in Mexico, another in Canada and one in Skaneateles, NY joined fourteen
 clubs in District 7170 to make this happen.  If only one life is saved the grant will be effective. 
 
Contributions to the Rotary Foundation made this happen.  Thank you. 
 
Needed DDF Support: The Rotary Club of Silom Thailand is seeking funding for an opioid prevention program.  Contact Kasenchai at kasemxei@gmail.com

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All this is possible through the use of our District 7170 website – and it’s easy. Just send all pertinent information (date, time, place, event, and cost – if any) to Cindy Kain at goddess48@aim.com.

 

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