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Foundation Minute for Week of July 16th
The Rotary Foundation was founded in 1917 by Rotary International’s sixth present, Arch C. Klumph as an endowment fund for Rotary “to do good in the world.”  It has grown from an initial contribution in 1917 of $26.50 from The Rotary Club of Kansas City, Missouri to more than $4.4 billion dollars in total contributions. The Rotary Foundation made its first grant of $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children in 1930, and to this day, it continues to “do good in the world” in the name of Rotary.
Sixty-eight years later, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary has contributed more than $1.7 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute more than $7.2 billion to the effort. 
Your contributions to Polioplus has enabled that to happen.  
Thank you. 

We gave several award to Rotarians and friends of Rotary at the District Conference. 

Past District Governor Lana Rouff was honored with a Rotary Service Above Self Award. This award, given by the Rotary International Board of Directors recognizes volunteer service. Congratulations, Lana!

The District also honored Rick and Michael Sands as Paul Harris Fellows...

On May 18,19, and 20, Rotarians representing 31 of the 44 clubs in our Rotary District came to SUNY Oneonta to have fun and be inspired. From a pre-conference FUN Bus tour of Otsego County to a service project to youth exchange talent and much, much, more, we got together to recharge our batteries.
 
Enjoy some photos of this conference.

If you planted tree peonies last April after Gov. Richard's fundraiser, they are most likely blooming right now. Richard, along with the Rotary Club of Johnson City, celebrated the beauty of these plants at the first annual Tree Peony Festival. The festival featured artists, musicians, and, of course, tree peonies. Enjoy some photos from the event.

 
 
Deposit Lumberjack Festival
The Deposit Lumberjack Festival will be held Friday July 20 and Saturday July 21. This is an annual event that celebrates the rich history of forestry in Deposit. Thousands attend. The Deposit Rotary Club's biggest fundraising activity occurs at that time. The Rotary Clam Bar is known for its steamed clams, shrimp and beer. In years past district Rotarians would attend the event and help Deposit Rotarians at the clam bar. Like many clubs in the district, we have lost members. However, during the past few years attendance a the festival has increased, as has the business at the Clam Bar. 
We are hoping that we can recruit some members at other clubs who might be interested in giving us a hand with our fund raiser.
 
Interested parties can contact me for more information regarding the kinds of help we are looking for.
 
Thanks
Jim Ficurilli
 
607-467-2350

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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