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Scott Russell Named Ithaca Rotary's Rotarian of the Year

The Rotary Club of Ithaca is pleased to announce that long-time member Scott Russell has been named Rotarian of the Year for 2016-17. The award is given every June in honor of an active club member who exemplifies the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.”

ROTARY CLUB OF ITHACA INTRODUCES NEW MEMBERS

 

 

 

 

 

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Ev Morse

 

 Everett (Ev) Morse died July 17, 2017 only days after celebrating his 100th birthday on July 5, 2017.  He is survived by his wife June and his children, Ann and Jonathan.  Ev worked as a librarian at Ithaca College.  He was the grandson of the Everett Morse who founded Morse Chain.

   Ev was a faithful charter member of the Lansing-Ithaca Rotary. He attended loyally up until a month before he died.  The chief fundraiser of our group is a Chicken BBQ that occurs every April at Lansing High School.  In the past Ev was the go-to person for that event.  Ev continued his tradition of setting up our Salvation Army ringing every Christmas until the end.

   The most unusual aspect of Ev was the kind of person he was.  Ann Marie Hautaniemi, a former President of the group said of Ev that "he was one of the nicest people I ever had the privilege to know."

   If you want to make a donation, please consider The History Center of Tompkins County, where he has volunteered for many years. Donations in honor of him can be made through the History Center website at https://www.thehistorycenter.net/donate or by calling (607) 273-8284.

On July 13th, the Rotary family suffered a huge loss when Rotary International President-elect Sam Owori died. Sam's leadership and influence touched many people around the world during his life, including several of us in District 7170. We send our most sincere condolences to his wife Norah and his family.
 

 

Show your Rotary colors and favorite activities in this Foundation Fundraiser.  You get a cool T-shirt promoting Rotary and your favorite activity. Your club gets Foundation Points while supporting the Annual Fund!

In our July newsletter, I mentioned our District's foundation giving goals for 2017-18 - $250,000 for the Annual Fund - SHARE and $50,000 for PolioPlus.

Here's an update on where we stand right now, as well as some more info on Corporate Fundraising - how we can encourage local and national employers to give to the Rotary Foundation.

What is Rotary?

When asked, “What is Rotary?” many individuals will say that it is a group of older men that meet for lunch weekly or an organization that brings in exchange students.   I have even heard someone say, it is a “roundabout!”  So what is it anyway?  Rotary is a volunteer, international, non-sectarian, service organization comprised of 1,200,000 members within 200 countries of the world.  Its power lies in its ability to bring leaders and technical experts who share a mutual mission to improve health, support education and alleviate poverty.  Working as partners it achieves lasting change through the combination of local oversight and the resources of an international organization. 

Scott Russell Named Ithaca Rotary's Rotarian of the Year

The Rotary Club of Ithaca is pleased to announce that long-time member Scott Russell has been named Rotarian of the Year for 2016-17. The award is given every June in honor of an active club member who exemplifies the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.”

Foundation Minute for Week of July 31st
As the world’s largest private provider of international scholarships, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International helps more than 1,000 students annually to study abroad and serve as cultural ambassadors.  Rotary clubs around the world offer scholarships for secondary, undergraduate or graduate study.  
 
RI partners with seven prestigious universities around the world, providing opportunities to earn a master’s degree in peace and conflict resolution as well as water and sanitation.   Global Grant scholarships last from three months to four years and can include an entire degree program.  These scholarships are funded using cash or District Designated Funds matched by the World Fund. 
 
District grants can be used to sponsor secondary school, undergraduate or graduate students studying any subject, either locally or abroad.  The scholarship may cover any length of time, from a six-week language training program to a year or more of university study. 
 
$7.5 million on average for scholarships are given by Rotary each year and over 350,000 scholarships have been awarded.    Your support of the Rotary Foundation enables this to happen.  Thank you. 
 
Funding Needed:  The Rotary Club of Blumenau-Norte is seeking funding for a shelter for newborn mothers – Contact Felipe Bittencourt at felbit@gmail.com

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