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I've been busy getting ready for the District Conference and End Polio Now 5k later in May. Clubs have also been having Open Houses to attract new members, and it's working! Get some Open House best practices at http://rotarydistrict7170.org/Stories/open-house-best-practices
(if you can't see the video play it at https://youtu.be/dJZCc2sNpTw)
Rotary District 7170 honors
Rotarians of the Month
Dennis Gray
Maricelis Acevedo
Rotarians of the month are “Power Couple” Dennis Gray and Maricelis Acevedo of the Ithaca Noon Rotary Club for their passion and action in international development.  Dennis is a native of Ontario Canada where he was a long-time Rotarian and a member of the Water and Sanitation Action Group.  Maricelis is a native of Puerto Rico and has a background in plant pathology.  She took a position at Cornell University in 2016 and the couple relocated to Spencer New York.  They immediately joined the Ithaca Noon Rotary Club and are making great strides in International Development through their vocations and through Rotary.
On May 20th at 8am, we're going to run (or walk) to End Polio Now.
If you're a Rotarian, you know that we've been working to eradicate polio for over 30 years. We are 'this close', and need your help to finish the job. Sunday, May 20th is the final day of the District Conference at SUNY Oneonta, and the run/walk will start at 8am on the SUNY Oneonta campus. Options include a 5k or 1 mile course. Registration is $20 ahead of time and $35 the day of the event, all proceeds will be donated to the PolioPlus fund at The Rotary Foundation. This is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, so invite friends who aren't Rotarians to join you to END POLIO NOW!
Or, print out the registration form (download link on the left)

The District Conference is our chance to come together and celebrate our success in 2017-18
Register today by clicking here.

Registration options:

Just announced! Rotarians attending their first District Conference can register at the discount price of $110 for the Full Conference. Choose the First Time Attendee package on the registration page. HURRY - only 40 first time packages available!
$160 for Full Conference
$35 Friday Only
$100 Saturday Only
$35 Sunday Only

The 2018 District Conference is May 18 - 20 at SUNY Oneonta

Tentative Conference Schedule (will be updated as details are confirmed)
The Binghamton University Rotaract held a 5k walk/run for Hurricane Relief.
The annual Morris Rotary Club charity auction will be held on Friday evening, May 18, 2018 in the Grange Building of the Otsego County Fairgrounds in Morris.   Sale items can be viewed beginning at 5 PM; bidding will start promptly at 6 PM.  In addition to the auction, the evening will feature a chicken barbecue starting at 4:30 PM.  Burgers, hot dogs, salads, desserts, and beverages will be available throughout the evening.
Greetings from Youth Exchange…
Youth Exchange Tidbits:
I have just a few short things to share.  We have been super busy with a last Outbound Orientation and planning for the District Conference.  Many of our students have proms that weekend-so making choices has been hard.  Our Inbounds are finding time is running out quicker than they imagined…so have our Outbounds overseas now.  They’ve been super busy too and I’ve had few monthly reports so there is nothing to share with you.
We’ll be saying good-bye to Inbound, Harish from Binghamton Breakfast, at the end of May.  He is returning early so he can begin his school studies there.  We wish him much luck with exams and classes and hope we remain in his heart for a long time.
Good luck to all clubs who are hosting next year.  The preparation has started and we are planning on 29 Inbounds.  Thanks to all of you who are a part of this great organization and have put such effort into making this experience one that matters a great deal to our young people.  Club training will be on June 16th or July 14thYEOs and Counselors MUST attend one of those meetings.
Also, the district YE Committee is still looking for:
---new members to join our committee. 
---someone who can help us work on our web page and keep it updated.  It’s not a strenuous job-just vital to having the proper information out there in these media days!!!
Yours gratefully,
Vera Sosnowski
Cortland Breakfast Rotary Club “GIVES IT UP!”
The Cortland Breakfast Rotary Club has always been youth-focused when it comes to their charitable giving.  This year, seven (7) of their members formed a “Shavee” team and participated in the March 10th St. Baldrick’s Foundation annual fundraiser at the Red Jug Pub in Cortland.
Rotary Club of Cortland Creates Kid Zone
In its People of Action Campaign
            The Rotary Club of Cortland likes “hands on” projects – especially when we have close ties to the organization that benefit from our efforts.  This month, club members spent several days transforming the basement of our local Salvation Army Center from a dreary space into a bright, colorful welcoming “Kid Zone” for the 50 or so young people who visit the Center during a typical week.  It’s one of many projects being organized by a committee formed to plan events celebrating the Club’s 100-year anniversary.  Doug Larison, Past District Governor, is chairing that committee.   Earlier this year, he invited Club members to come up with ideas for projects to celebrate the Centennial.  Lt. Rebecca March, commanding officer of the Salvation Army in Cortland, is a Club member.  Her idea for this project received an enthusiastic response from Doug’s committee and the Club’s Board of Directors.  

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?

Would you like your fundraiser to appear on the District 7170 Calendar?
Would you like to promote something your club is doing with other clubs in your area or the entire district?

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.  

May 2018