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Happy 2018! 2017 may be over, but we're only halfway through the Rotary year. This year has been so inspiring, and I wanted to share some of the photos I took since July.
 
(If this video doesn't play properly for you, try on YouTube)
 
In the video, I mention the District Conference (May 18-20 at SUNY Oneonta.) It's time to register, and you can do that here.
 
Are you interested in getting more visibility for your business? Does your club want to show support for the District Conference? Check out our SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES page.
 
I'm also excited to announce a new award that we'll be giving at the District Conference. In honor of Rotary's new 'People of Action' campaign, we're looking for 'People of Action' in District 7170. Do you have one in your club (or perhaps your sponsored Interact club?) Nominate that person of action using this form today. Other awards include the return of the ever popular 'Helping Hands' club service project award, and an award for completing RI President Ian's challenge to plant one tree per Rotarian. Stay tuned to apply for those.
 
I want to leave you with two thoughts. First, I haven't forgotten about the District Conference FUN BUS! This bus will tour Otsego county on May 18th and stop at fun places like the Fenimore House Museum, Baseball Hall of Fame, and Brewery Ommegang. We're putting together the final details for this, and a registration form will be out shortly. Second, the District Conference is your opportunity to showcase the fantastic things your clubs do. This year we have a great space for our House of Friendship, and I encourage you to be thinking now about what you might set-up there to show off to other Rotarians. Contact me with any questions.
Multi-District President Elect Training
March 16th & 17th at University Sheraton
Syracuse, NY
 
President Elects, Assistant Governors and other “people of action” the program for this year’s event will prove to be fun, inspirational and instructive. 
 
A message from DGE Jeff Smith
On Sunday, February 11, Richfield Springs Rotary will be serving their annual Senior Dinner. They could use some help serving. Any local Rotarians who would like to help should contact club president Vince at 315-868-7808 or smtvince@hotmail.com before February 3rd for details.

Want to recognize a dedicated Rotarian?

Interested in achieving the Rotary (Presidential) Citation?

Here are some resources for you:
  • District People of Action Awards - these awards will be given to individual Rotarians, and Interact, Rotaract, and Rotary Community Corps members. Find out more by clicking here.
 


Come enjoy dinner and dessert pies in Unadilla.
Thursday, March 15
5-7pm
Unatego High School (new, bigger location - 2641 NY-7, Otego, NY 13825)
Tickets are $10 ahead of time and $12 at the door
(all tickets good for 1 adult and 1 child under 10)

Enter our dessert pie contest flyer attached!

                   
                 PDG David Flinn
 

Fellow Rotarian Dave Flinn, Ithaca Rotary, passed away on Saturday, December 23, at around 2:00 p.m. Jeff True sent the following remembrance:
 

Dave was the epitome of a Rotarian. He joined our Ithaca Club on July 1, 1966, and was an active member for over 51 years. Of late he served on the Club Orientation Committee.

He was President of the Club in 1972.

He was our District Governor in 1989 — one of the younger to serve at the time.

And he believed in the work of the Rotary Foundation, earning the first of many multiple Paul Harris Fellows in 1976. Continuing into the future he will leave additional resources as he become a Foundation Benefactor in 1989. And he always looked forward to attending the next Rotary International Convention.

We, and Rotary, have lost a lifelong Rotarian who committed himself to 'Service Above Self' for decades. He will be missed.

David was Age 79.
 
TEEN INSTITUTE A SUCCESS
Rotary District 7170 sent 10 high school teams from across its district to the Heart of NY Teen Institute in Penn Yan, New York.  This was part of the Opioid Fighting Addiction Grant that was awarded last spring.   JoAnn Wickman and I (Lana Rouff) attended the Teen Institute on Saturday and was quite impressed with not only those young people attending but staff that was empowering these teens with the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead themselves and their peers to lead an drug free life. They were taught how to strengthen their leadership skills, advocate for positive change and promote healthy decision making.  It is the goal of grant that these young people return with an action plan that will benefit their communities with an Action Plan. 
 
 
 
Learn how Rotarians in our district serve their local communities and the world. Watch the video prepared for the Foundation Dinner here.
A very special 'thank you' goes out to Jackie, Rick, and Michael Sands at RVSA Advertising for producing and to District Grants Chair Lana Rouff for writing the video.
 

Is Rotary visible in your community?

Need to get the word out about your local Rotary club?

Download an application and apply today for a District Public Image Grant. 

In addition to the chance to meet and greet thousands of Rotarians from all over the world, the Toronto convention gives you the opportunity to enjoy what the Economist Intelligence Unit calls the fourth most livable city in the world. (That’s out of ALL the cities in the world.)

August is Rotary Membership Month. Did you know that one excellent way to recruit new Rotarians is to hold an Open House or Membership Mixer?

Here are some tips and a link to an invitation letter that you can customize for your club.

DG Zoë and Membership Chair Matt are enthusiastically promoting Open Houses in the District, and would like to help your club hold one. Contact us to get yours scheduled today!

What's Going on in Your Club?

Does your club have news to share with the clubs around the district?

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Would you like your fundraiser to appear on the District 7170 Calendar?
                           
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Would you like to promote something your club is doing with other clubs in your area or the entire district?

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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.

 

Please allow a few days for posting on the web site.  

 
 
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