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
November Message from Evan Kurtz
Dear fellow Rotarians,
Welcome to the newest Member of our DG Track! Wendy Deis, of the Owego Rotary Club, is our District Governor Nominee Designate (DGND)! This means she will be our Governor for the 23-24 Rotary year. Wendy has been a Rotarian since 2010 serving as Club President, Foundation Chair, Program Chair, and on the Membership Committee. For our District the Deis family (including her husband Tim and daughter Melanie) hosted a Youth Exchange student and Wendy has served as a Foundation Area Director. She is also a Paul Harris Fellow +2.
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As we all get back in the Rotary Habit, we continue to need to be flexible while keeping our meetings engaging and fun.
Join us to learn 
  • What constitutes a good meeting and how to execute it
  • How to set up and run a virtual meeting
  • What we can do to make hybrid engaging and fun
  • How to keep meetings safe
Lizzy Martin, District 7150, Baldwinsville Rotary Club, District Innovative Clubs Chair            
Kimmy Talbot, District 7190, Scotia Rotary Club, District Membership Co-Chair  
Lorraine McConnelee, District 7190, Scotia RC, President Elect
Dave Hannan, District 7120, Newark Rotary Club, PDG & District CoVid-19 Advisor                
Matt Adler, District 7170, Owego Rotary Club, PDG and District Membership Co-Chair
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Friday, October 29, 2021
Please join Rotarians of Districts 7120, 7150, 7170, & 7190, with Rotary International President-Elect Jennifer Jones, as we rally with our fellow Rotarians around the world to support the fight to end polio forever. 
All proceeds from this event will support the Rotary Polio Fund.
4:00 Mayor's Proclamation
on the steps of Syracuse City Hall
5:00 Cash Bar 
6: 00 Dinner (4 meals to choose from) 
7:00 Celebration: Keynote Jennifer Jones
at Ramada by Wyndam, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool / Syracuse, NY 13088
Seating is limited, and registration closes Oct. 25th
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. 
Upcoming Events
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