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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Notes from your District Governor
September Message from Evan Kurtz
Dear fellow Rotarians,
DG visit update. So far I have visited 24 clubs in our District. What a varied and interesting bunch we are! I am sure the remaining 18, which are all confirmed, will be just as much fun. Sadly I won’t meet
my goal of visiting all 42 clubs by the end of September but there is just 1 in October! I am still enjoying each visit and look forward to meeting more of you in the coming weeks!

Personal Energy…I believe people have 3 types of energy in our beings: physical, mental, and emotional. They interact, ebb and flow, creating our moods and impacting our lives. Sometimes they all peak and we have a great day and at others they are all down and so are we. Their amplitudes and frequency can vary...
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At the August 16th meeting of the Global Grants Committee, it was decided to pledge $2500 District Designated Funds (DDF) to help stop malaria in the most vulnerable villages in the country of Colombia. This area includes small, scattered communities, with often displaced indigenous people who live in extreme poverty and with no medical services. The project will eliminate malaria and thereby protect all 8,000 people who live in the region.
Although the traditional methods of controlling malaria such as mosquito nets and sanitation will be used, an important focus of the project will be the development and implementation of educational programs designed with cultural differences in mind. Separate programs will be developed for adults and for children. Ethnographic and cultural input from the community will help with program design. Educators, an anthropologist, and local healthcare experts will be involved with the planning and execution.
Your dollars to the Annual Fund will provide a better life for the people of Colombia. Thank you for supporting The Rotary Foundation. 
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