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You're invited to the 2017 Foundation Dinner

Date: Saturday, November 4
Time: 4:15 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: The McKinley | 29 McKinley Ave, Endicott, NY 13760

Click Here To Register Now

This year's speaker will be none other than Dr. "Bowtie" Todd Jenkins. You might remember Bowtie from last year's District Conference. He's bringing his energy and enthusiasm for Foundation fundraising as well as humanitarian grant projects to our annual celebration. Join us to Be Inspried and Have F.U.N.!

Dr. Bowtie has a personal invitation for you:


Rotarian of the Month
                        Matt Whitman
Matt Whitman joined the Cortland Rotary Club in the spring of 2016. He immediately made an impact on both the Club and the District. In the spring of 2016 the District held its first informational meeting about Opioid Addiction in our seven county area. Matt was there as an expert representing the Cortland Area Communities that Care. The coalition has been developing strategies to create a health community for the children of Cortland County for many years. Cortland Rotary with the guidance of JoAnn Wickman and Matt Whitman have helped steer the District wide effort to attain a Rotary International Grant to Fight Opioid Addiction in our area.
by DG Zoë
I'm very pleased to announce that Matt Adler from the Rotary Club of Owego will serve as our District Governor in 2020-2021. Congratulations Matt! Matt is well-known throughout the District because of his role as Membership Chair. In case you haven't met Matt, here is a quick bio.
Matthew Adler is honored to have been chosen to represent District 7170 as District Governor for the year 2020-2021. 

Matt has been a Rotarian since 1984.  He is a member of the Owego Rotary Club and is a two time past President, past Assistant Governor and current District Membership Chair and RLI Site Chair.  He has also served numerous District Governors on their District Conference committees.  He has been a facilitator at multi District-PETS and District Assemblies.  In 2014/2015 he was honored to have been named District 7170 Rotarian of the Year.
Rotary helps disaster victims
The Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs are helping communities battered by severe weather and earthquakes.
How to contribute
Three Rotary Foundation donor advised funds have been set up to accept donations for hurricane and earthquake victims.
Mexico earthquakes
Account name: Mexico Earthquake Recovery Fund
Account number: 613
Hurricane Harvey
Account name: Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Fund
Account number: 608
Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Account name: Hurricane Emergency Relief Fund
Account number: 296
You can contribute by check or wire transfer or online with a credit card. You'll need to provide the DAF account name and number listed above. When contributing via credit card, please check the address box to share your address with Rotary. 
The Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs are helping communities battered by severe weather and earthquakes.
“The power of Rotary is in the Foundation's ability to pull help from around the world while local clubs provide immediate relief in their own communities,” says Don Mebus of the Rotary Club of Arlington, Texas.
Two powerful earthquakes hit Mexico, destroying buildings and highways, and killing hundreds of people. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have caused billions of dollars in damage.
Torrential rain and mudslides have caused extensive damage in Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal.
Rotary's partner, ShelterBox, is providing support to families displaced by the storms.
If you have questions about how you can help, contact relief@rotary.org. To see how clubs are helping, go to Rotary Ideas.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW.  The One Rotary Summit training program will be held at the Endicott Visitor Center from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday October 21.  Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8:30.  Lunch will be provided. The Center is located across from the municipal building on 300 Lincoln Avenue off from 17 C.  To view a location map and to register go to the District web site.  The course is free.
This training is available to any Rotary member or Rotaractor!!!

     Let me offer you a simile - Rotary International is like a car. Our 1.2 million members are the myriad parts, and our Five Avenues of Service are the major systems. When all of us are actively involved and our clubs are providing service in all five areas, the Rotary car runs incredibly smoothly and covers an amazing amount of ground. It is highly efficient and highly effective. But what if the car is missing a wheel or a tire is flat?

In addition to the chance to meet and greet thousands of Rotarians from all over the world, the Toronto convention gives you the opportunity to enjoy what the Economist Intelligence Unit calls the fourth most livable city in the world. (That’s out of ALL the cities in the world.)

August is Rotary Membership Month. 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.  

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