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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Make Membership Memorable
March Message from District Governor, Matt Adler
After nearly 36 years in Rotary and many more on this earth, I don’t think I am tricking anyone into believing I am a “young person.” But young people are the future of Rotary -- I’ve spent much of the last several years thinking about how we can grow Rotary – how we can attract younger people with the energy and commitment needed to sustain the vision we all have.
A panel of younger Rotarians recently shared their experiences with Rotary – both positive and negative – giving us “older” folks a lot to consider as we continue trying to grow the Rotary family...
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It’s time to think about applying for a District Grant. The early deadline of May 15 will be here sooner than you think!
District grants fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in your community and communities abroad. Each district chooses which activities it will fund with these grants.
Typically, the Grants Committee receives requests for more funding than is available and in many cases has awarded partial grants to try to make the money go farther. For 2021-2022, the Committee has decided to fully fund all worthy projects. This means that projects will be scrutinized even more closely – only the very best projects will be funded, but at the full amount requested. In previous years some clubs have submitted two, even three, projects and the Committee has sometimes awarded two grants to a club. For 2021-2022, however, only one grant will be awarded to a club so put your best efforts into your application.
As always, feel free to contact Grants Committee Chair Cindy Burger,, (607) 692-3442, with any questions.
The February Multi-district “Membership Monday” seminar “Young People Speak - It’s Time to Stretch and Listen” featured a  panel of younger Rotarians from around upstate New York who shared what they want and expect from their Rotary experience.  
Catch up on the opportunities they offered. See a recording of their presentation on YouTube. Slides are also available for download.
Upcoming Events
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.