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ROTARY CLUB OF ITHACA INTRODUCES NEW MEMBERS

 

 

 

 

ITHACA ROTARY ANNOUNCES DECEMBER PROGRAM SPEAKERS
Wide range of interesting programs open to the public
 
 
 
District Welcome

Welcome to the District 7170 Website !

 
District Governor: 
District Governor's 
 
 
Home Page Stories
This is a video from the Foundation Dinner
 
The Youth Exchange committee is seeking help to update our website and keep things current. Someone out there must be good with websites...  It's not a huge commitment, but someone needs to take time to see how it works, update it and then keep dates, names, happenings current.
 
For more information on this, please contact Vera Sosnowski at veraski@yahoo.com
 
 
 
I am writing this update after just finishing the half-way point in my club visits.  I am truly enjoying my visits with all of you and hearing about your unique strengths and plans for the future.  In this update, I want to focus on the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Foundation.
 
The 100th anniversary of the Rotary Foundation is a major milestone for one of the best humanitarian organizations in the world today.  This entrepreneurial journey began with a small meeting of fellowship in 1903.  Today we are an organization of over 1.2 million in over 200 territories and countries.  Our results are measured in lives saved, gallons of clean water, conflict resolution and hope for the future.  The Polio Plus story alone is a testament to the power of sustained focus and collaboration that is achievable.  The skills we have honed in this journey can be applied to some of the greatest challenges we face here at home and across the world.
 
I feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to serve as District Governor.  To have this honor during the 100th anniversary is truly special and I am committed to making our District, bigger, better and bolder.
Foundation Minute for Week of December 12th
At least seven million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation.  To help reduce this rate, Rotarians provide immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improve access to essential medical services, and support trained health care providers for mothers and their children. 
 
According to the World Bank, 310 women die in Uganda for every 100,000 live births, compared with just 21 in the United States and 12 in the United Kingdom.  Infants fare even worse.  In Uganda, 45 out of 1000 infants never reach the age of one, compared with six in the US and just four in the UK.
 
Kenya and Tanzania’s infant and maternal mortality rates are also disturbing.  Add in the HIV/AIDS crisis, poverty and in adequate – or nonexistent – clinics and it’s clear that programs like these are needed more than ever in East Africa. 
 
To address this challenge, The Rotary Foundation and Aga Khan University are working together to provide nursing professionals the skills and education they need to improve the lives of mothers and their children in East Africa.  Twenty-four students were given Rotary scholarships to advance their nursing education in Uganda.  They graduated with either a Registered Nurse or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
 
Thanks to The Rotary Foundation these students now carry out programs to teach health care to men and women in their communities, and are taking part in outreach programs to reduce the deaths of infants.  Your contribution to The Rotary Foundation allowed this to happen. 
 

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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