Rotary District 7170: People of Action
Rotary is where neighbors, friends,  and problem-solvers share ideas and take action on our world’s most persistent issues. We work together to 
  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies
District 7170 supports Rotary Clubs in south central New York State. 
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Rotary Foundation Month
November Message from District Governor, Matt Adler
It is difficult to imagine we are so quickly approaching the holiday season and even in the midst of these challenging time, I am thankful every day to be part of this community. This community is about the wonderful friendships, the connections, and at its core, our shared commitment to Service Above Self.
As I am sure you would all agree, the amazing work that the Rotary Foundation does is a reflection of that commitment on a global scale. Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Rotary Foundation has invested more than $4 billion on life changing, sustainable projects aiming to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The ability to drive that transformational change is depended upon the generous gifts of people around the world – including Rotarians...
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Growing club membership during a pandemic is possible! 
More members creates a greater impact.
Join a multi district event November 30 to learn about innovative club models, new types of memberships, alternative meeting types and more.
The pandemic has changed the ways we interact, but it has not diminished the need for our clubs to raise funds that make a difference in our communities.
District 7170 Clubs can now transform traditional fundraising events and develop new opportunities quickly and safely using Eventgroove a FREE easy-to-use online fundraising platform.  

Join the Eventgroove Online Fundraising Platform Introduction

Monday 16th 6:30pm via Zoom 

Rotarians and friends in Districts 7120, 7150, 7170, 7190 are invited to attend a special event via Zoom

Empire Multi-District Virtual Foundation Event

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Help raise money for The Rotary Foundation; meet Jennifer Jones who will be the first female RI President; and recognize those clubs who have earned distinctions from The Rotary Foundation. Following keynote, districts will break out into separate Foundation Award presentations from 7:30-8:00.
Suggested donation: $25*

Meet Jennifer Jones before the Event

Attend a special pre-event virtual reception with Jennifer Jones from 6:30-7:00 pm for a donation of $250* to The Rotary Foundation.

Register Today

*All donations to The Rotary Foundation will be credited to the individual Rotarian who makes the donation.
October 24, World Polio Day, is a time for Rotarians to raise awareness about our work to eradicate polio for good. In our fight to end polio, we’ve used our collective strength to defeat this devastating disease in almost every part of the world. This year, the World Health Organization’s African region was certified free of wild poliovirus – showing that eradication is possible even in very difficult circumstances. Wild poliovirus still paralyzes children in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and as long as polio exists anywhere, it remains a threat everywhere.
A polio-free world is possible, but we can achieve it only by taking action together. 
In 2019 more than 2 dozen restaurants across District 7170 partnered with us in this important effort. 2020 has been challenging for local businesses. Please support these restaurants in thanks of their previous participation in Restaurant Week.

Statement from Rotary International

At Rotary, we have no tolerance for racism. Promoting respect, celebrating diversity, demanding ethical leadership, and working tirelessly to advance peace are central tenets of our work.

We have more work to do to create more just, open and welcoming communities for all people.

We know there are no easy fixes and that challenging conversations and work lie before all of us. Rotary’s strength has long been our ability and commitment to bringing people together. We will tap into that strength now as we stand with those who are working for peace and justice. 

Rotary will do our part to listen, learn and take action to ensure that we continue to contribute to making positive change.

Club Members, share your news!
Promote your upcoming fundraisers and celebrate your philanthropy on the District 7170 website, social media pages and in our newsletter. Send all pertinent details to to Cindy Kain at
Please allow a few days for posting.