Updates from DG Mary's Desk - January 2021

Posted by Mary Shackleton
J. LOREN RUSSELL SELECTED DG 2023-24
The District 7230 Nominating Committee convened on January 9, 2021, to interview senior Rotarians put forward by their respective Rotary Clubs and select our District Governor for the Rotary Year 2023-24. 
 
MILLION MASK CHALLENGE - TAKE 2
What a day to jump for joy! District 7230 was part of the Million Mask Challenge Tour Take 2. We received approximately 300,000 masks on Thursday, January 14th, through the generosity of the Rossi Family Foundation and Rotarians throughout the Northeast. The masks distributed at stops in White Plains, Harlem, and Staten Island will be shared with at least fifty organizations in the New York portion of our District. This is in addition to the well over $500,000 in cash and in-kind donations that the District 7230 Rotary family has poured into our communities in response to COVID-19. Check out the local TV-news coverage on our YouTube Channel!
 
IMPORTANT CLUB TO-DO'S
  • Select your 2020-21 club leadership and enter those officers in http://www.rotary7230.org.
  • Want more money available for Rotary Foundation grants in 2022-23? Encourage every member of your club to donate at least $25 to the Annual Fund. Commit to being an Every Rotarian EveryYear club today! 
  • It's not too late to establish your club's 2020-21 goals in Rotary Club Central's Goal Center. Setting goals in the Goal Center will help your club measure its impact and is the only way that your club can be recognized with a Rotary Citation for all the good work that you do. The brief video tutorial linked below will show you how.
 
RI CHARTERS 45TH D7230 ROTARY CLUB
Welcome Charter President Syed Alirahi and the 22 other charter members of the RC of Fairview - Mount Vernon! President Syed, his wife, Charter Secretary Shazia, and members of his family (now Rotarians, too) are well-known "People of Action" in District 7230.
Updates from DG Mary's Desk - January 2021 Mary Shackleton 2021-01-18 05:00:00Z 0

Updates from Mary's Desk - November 2020

WORLD POLIO DAY UPDATE
  • Thanks to your generosity, we have raised $13,000 and counting for the PolioPlus Fund.
UPCOMING DISTRICT EVENTS/DEADLINES
  • SAVE THE DATE FOR 10-11 APRIL 2021!  Our virtual District Conference will celebrate 75 Years of Rotary and the United Nations. 
OTHER DISTRICT UPDATES
  • PRINTED DIRECTORIES: As promised, the printed directories are available! Thank you and kudos to AG Sandy WolsteinMarguerite Chadwick-JunerKathleen Fanese, and AG John Ehrlich. A special shout out goes to those who generously submitted advertisements.
  • NEW DISTRICT YOUTUBE CHANNEL: Check out the new Rotary International District 7230 YouTube Channel @ https://tinyurl.com/D7230YouTubeChannel.  Congratulations to the District Public Image Team, especially Chair Nadine Homann and Director of Social Media Jason Gonzalez.
  • NEW MEMBER INCENTIVE GRANTS APPROVED: The D7230 Board of Directors approved $250 "New Member Incentive Grants" for the following individuals:  Shumon Alam (Rotary Satellite E-Club of Heritage NY Evening), Kevin Brown/John DeAmicis/Dr. Charley Ferrer (Mid-Island Staten Island), Rivdan Foxhall (Peekskill), Nate Gallaudet (Eastchester), James Nolan (Yonkers-East Yonkers).  Welcome to Rotary all!  We have budgeted for seven additional $250 grants. To be fair to all concerned, we will not award more than one grant to the same club unless we have have funds remaining on 31 May 2021.
  • CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR LATEST  DISTINGUISHED "CLUB" SERVICE AWARD HONOREES!  We recognized Dr. Mohamed Elsaadany (North Shore, Staten Island) in October.  In November, we honor Cathy Bassett (Hamilton, Bermuda).  Thank you for your continued Service Above Self, Mohammed and Cathy!
Updates from Mary's Desk - November 2020 Mary Shackleton 2020-11-05 05:00:00Z 0

New District Team Installed

The new District leadership team will take over on 1 July.  The Installation of the new team took place at a virtual ceremony on 27 June.  Incoming District Governor Mary Shackleton and the new District leadership team was installed by RI Director-Elect Valarie Wafer.  Outgoing DG Mahbub Ahmad thanked the entire District team for this year for their support and dedication in turning around the District.  Incoming DG Mary Shackleton, thanked and celebrated the achievements of those who led the District in 2019-20 and pledged to use her opportunity to serve as Governor to open doors for the D7230 Rotary Family.  Here is a link to a slideshow of her presentation.
New District Team Installed Mahbub Ahmad 2020-06-28 04:00:00Z 0

From Your Governor #12 (June 2020)

I have been awed at the resilience of our Rotarians – in turning around in the face of adversity.  Faced with the prospect of not being able to meet in-person, most Clubs quickly pivoted to online meetings.  The District facilitated this process by making available the District’s Zoom account for Clubs to use.  In true Rotary spirit, we did not go into hiding from the virus, but came out to stand beside our communities. We were able to get a $25,000 Emergency Grant from The Rotary Foundation - we topped it off with additional funds from the District, making available $56,500 for 24 Club COVID-19 projects.  But the Clubs went way beyond that and implemented 47 projects totaling $190,000 – all in the span of less than 3 months – You are truly “People of Action”, 
From Your Governor #12 (June 2020) Mahbub Ahmad 2020-06-07 04:00:00Z 0

From Your Governor #11 (May 2020)

Posted on May 05, 2020
While events and activities have been postponed, our Service Above Self has not.  The Spirit of Rotary is alive and well.  This pandemic has provided Rotary, with the opportunity to pivot, to becoming a more relevant organization.  Now is the time to be calm, resilient and resolute.  To paraphrase my fellow Classmate Governor - in this darkness of COVID-19, Rotarians will trim their wicks, so their lights do not go dim, but rather become bright beacons of light on a hilltop.
From Your Governor #11 (May 2020) Mahbub Ahmad 2020-05-05 04:00:00Z 0

COVID-19 Emergency Grants  -Updated

Update:  Clubs have approved an amendment to the District budget to reallocate a portion of the remaining unspent funds in the District towards emergency relief.  As a result, all 24 Emergency Grant Requests will now be funded in full.
 
The Rotary Foundation has allocated $3 million for Emergency COVID Relief for all Districts.  In response to that, our District requested and received a grant of $25,000 - the maximum for any District - for Emergency COVID-19 relief efforts in the District. 
 
In order to distribute the grants, the Districts asked Club to submit grant request projects in any of 4 areas: (1) Food Supplies for Food delivery services catering to seniors and disabled, (2) Food supplies for Food pantries. (3) Food supplies for child-care services for children of emergency workers and health care workers and (4) supplies for children learning remotely who do not have access to computers or internet. To be able to distribute the funds more widely, the grant range was set at between $1,000 and $2,500. 
 
There was an overwhelming response to the call - with 24 Clubs requesting grants totaling over $56,500.  In addition to the $25,000 from the Rotary Foundation, the District was able to add another $5,000 from the response to the emergency appeal, making the total available funds to nearly $30,000, nearly $26,500 short of the total requirements.  The Grants Review Committee decided not to deny any grant request.  As such, each project was apportioned 53.9% of their request which exhausted all available funds.  The District Treasurer has begun sending out the checks directly to the recipient organizations.
COVID-19 Emergency Grants  -Updated Mahbub Ahmad 2020-04-30 04:00:00Z 0

From Your Governor #10 (April 2020)

Posted on Apr 02, 2020
What a difference in all our lives in just a few weeks!  In my last newsletter, we were looking forward to the full District and Club program, for the remainder of the Rotary year.
 
Since then, the lives of almost everyone on our planet has been changed forever.  We have lost so many of us and the prospect of losing so many more is very real.  As Rotarians, we will stand side-by-side with those who are helping out assisting those in need, supporting our front-line defenders.  We must rise to the challenges and do whatever we can.  The needs are enormous and every little bit counts.
 
Today, I am launching a District-wide appeal for donations.  Time is of the essence.  I urge you and your Clubs (through your Club Foundations) to donate generously through this appeal.  Donations will be channeled to the AFYA Foundation, which has lined up suppliers and shipments for PPEs to be channeled to places of the greatest need and to other organizations providing support to the elderly and vulnerable groups.  The top of the curve is still a few weeks ahead.  Urgent supplies of PPEs are needed now to deal with the surge and beyond.
 
The AFYA Foundation will consolidate the funds we provide and that they receive from others to provide this much-needed basic protection to those are risking their own lives daily so others may have a fighting chance.  I know you will do whatever you can towards this effort.  Here’s how to donate:  https://rotary7230.org/page/covid-19-donation
 
As a District, we have applied for a Rotary COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant.  We should be hearing back in a few days. 
 
As you know we have canceled the District Conference. If you wish, you can receive a refund of your registration fees, if you have already paid. If so, do nothing and your registration fees will be refunded in the next few weeks.
 
But I am requesting that you please give us permission to donate your paid registration fees, in your name, to the District 7230 COVID-19 Emergency Appeal.  See more details on this Appeal
For us to do that, we must have your consent.  Please send an email to 7230rotary@gmail.com  telling us that you agree to designate your registration fees for the District 7230 COVID-19 Emergency Appeal.  Be sure to include your name and your Club Name.
 
All Clubs in our District have canceled regular in-person meetings, holding them online, or by phone.  Now is a time to rethink the future vision of our Clubs.  Online meetings seem to have caught on, and may very well become much more of the norm than it is today.  If your Club has not yet met online, I urge your give it a try.  Now is not the time to sit it out.  If you use Zoom, we have provided extensive training on our District Website.
 
Our clubs have been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with services to vulnerable groups.  See their activities in Club Corner.
 
This is a time for Rotary, us Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors to remain engaged, and in touch with our communities.  Granted, social distancing may result in that engagement taking a different route, but our motto of Service above Self remains ever so relevant in these trying times.  Common sense precautions will allow us to stay safe while providing the Service we are known for. 
 
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. in Rotary and the District at:  rotary7230.org/page/covid-19
 
Please accept my best wishes for the health and safety of your family and of all the members of the Rotary, Rotaract and Interact family in your areas.  
 
From Your Governor #10 (April 2020) Mahbub Ahmad 2020-04-02 04:00:00Z 0

D7230 & COVID-19
(message from the Governor)

Dear fellow Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors:
 
The health and safety of our members are our top priorities. We, in the District, are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic, and continuously assessing its potential impact on our members, operations, meetings, trainings, and other events. 
Our primary goals are three-fold. To ensure:
-- the continued safety of our members and their families
-- we contribute to all containment efforts, and,
-- we ourselves do not contribute towards spreading the disease.
 
D7230 & COVID-19(message from the Governor) Mahbub Ahmad 2020-03-13 04:00:00Z 0

From Your Governor #9 (March 2020)

District Conference 2020:
Next month is our District Conference Part 2.  We have a dynamite lineup for the day, featuring a highly recognized speaker, highlighting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,  the RI President's Representative, focusing on the new Rotary theme and priorities at the Paul Harris Lunch, where we will recognize all new Paul Harris Fellows, and Major Donors to the Rotary Foundation, and of course, I will present the State of the District. There are special Club presentations of projects, and you are invited to highlight your special projects. Contact Cecily Smith, to get your presentation booked.  Here is a link to the Conference Program
 
If you couldn’t catch the Early Bird registration, because the Early Bird flew away at midnight of 29th February, don’t despair, the regular registration is here. And if you are reading this, and send an email to 7230rotary@gmail.com, you will receive a special code for a 10% discount.  Only a very limited number of these codes are available.
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA):
I hope you have already sent in your registration forms for your RYLA students.  We expect to have a great RYLA event, surpassing last year’s highly successful event.  Great presenters, intensive interactive learning activities and a boatload of fun.  If you haven’t already sent in the forms for your kids, send them in anyway, and if there are spaces available, we’ll try to accommodate as many as we can.
 
Innovative Clubs:
The North American Directors of Rotary, recently convened a one-day summit, to more effectively coordinate and promote a network of proven leaders in new club development. A select group of experts from each zone in North America, met to share best practices, discuss opportunities and resource needs, and set goals for a heightened and accelerated focus on establishing new club models, throughout North America. These “Innovative Club Advocates” will work closely with the Rotary coordinators and district leadership teams, to establish new and different Rotary clubs, and will report to their respective RI Director.
From Your Governor #9 (March 2020) Mahbub Ahmad 2020-03-06 05:00:00Z 0

Number of Rotaract Clubs Doubled

DG Mahbub has announced that the number of Rotaract Clubs in the District has doubled in the last 4 months from 4 to 8.  The newest Club - the Rotaract Club of Chappaqua was charted by Rotary International on 5 March. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chappaqua, the new Club has 9 members.  Just one week ago, Bermuda received the Charter for its first new Rotaract Club the Rotaract Club of Bermuda sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sandys.
 
Earlier on 31 December the Rotaract Club of  Peekskill officially received its charter, while the 5th Rotaract Club of the District - the first new Rotaract Club established this Rotary year - the Rotaract Club of Staten Island was chartered on November 4 2019, jointly sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of North Shore and South Shore.
 
Rotaract activities in the District have been boosted by the formation of these 4 new Clubs and the election of the District Rotaract Representative (DRR).  Emelia Guzman of the Rotaract Club at the UN is the DRR for the current Rotary Year, while Faith Forde of the Rotaract Club of Manhattan will the DRR for 2020-21.  Congratulations to both Emelia and Faith.
 
District Rotaract Chair Jahnbaz Almas has worked closely with the sponsor Clubs in helping set up the new Clubs. The new DRRs will be the District Rotaract Committee Co-Chairs during their respective terms.
 
 
 
 
Number of Rotaract Clubs Doubled Mahbub Ahmad 2020-03-06 05:00:00Z 0
NEW YORK ROTARY & ROTARACT CLUB AT UN FEED FAMILIES 2020-02-07 05:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,Club Corner

Friendship Exchange Postponed

The coronavirus outbreak has created a complex situation around the world.  With the World Health Organization declaring a global health emergency, many airlines cancelling flights and governments imposing travel resrictions, we felt we needed to conduct a careful review of prevailing and possible future conditions.  Therefore, after thorough discussion, considering the gravity of the situation and the serious health risks involved, we have mutually agreed with our sister District 3482 in Taiwan to indefinitely postpone the proposed outbound Friendship Exchange, scheduled for 8-15 March 2020,
 
The developing situation will be kept under review, and further information will be made available as the conditions warrant. 
Friendship Exchange Postponed Mahbub Ahmad 2020-02-04 05:00:00Z 0

From Your Governor #8 (February 2020)

February is the month of our 115th Birthday.  Consider for a moment all the fantastic projects that have been completed around the world because of Rotary, starting with the very first project of a public comfort station (public toilet) in downtown Chicago in 1907.  In Rotary year 2018/19, The Rotary Foundation (TRF) raised $395 million dollars surpassing the goal of $380 million.  Wouldn’t Paul Harris be proud to know how far this organization has grown and how much good we have accomplished!
 
There is more than one way to give to TRF.  The easiest by far is to sign up with Rotary Direct.  You can set up your payments annually, monthly, bi-monthly, whatever works for you.  Besides our annual giving to the Foundation, there are also ways to set up giving beyond your lifetime by putting TRF in your will or setting up a life insurance policy with The Rotary Foundation as the beneficiary.  Please contact our DRFC Lora Hugelmeyer for more information about how you can be part of the great work our Foundation supports..
 
February is Peace & Conflict Prevention / Resolution Month.  Millions of people all over the world are currently displaced by armed conflict or persecution. In fact, 90% of casualties in armed conflicts are civilians, half of which are children. Through service projects and Rotary programs, the Rotary family is committed to pursuing projects that address the structural causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
 
At every stage of our lives and careers, Rotary has something for all of us - a way to let us do more, give more, and be more. Rotary is big enough for us all.
 
As we start our Aloha year together, I am excited about the opportunities we will have to become more close-knit as a Rotary community.  The possibilities for success, change and innovation are endless. 
 
Satellites: Chartering New Clubs Rotary has undergone a major shift in the last 5 to 10 years. As long-time members transition from their clubs, there’s a strong sense of urgency to attract new, younger members.  Sometimes that means changing how a club has historically operated, such as switching from daytime to evening meetings. And sometimes, it means chartering a new club.
 
New clubs can offer our district the opportunity to take on new and different volunteer endeavors. For example, a daytime contingent might focus on a certain set of community issues Rotary, the District or the Club has identified, whereas an evening group might target another. All it takes is passion, diligence, and at least 8 willing members to setup your own Satellite Club with the sponsorship of your Rotary Club.
 
As I reported last month, our District now has its first official Satellite Club adding 12 new members.  Another Satellite Club application is pending approval.  In Rotary and in life, we are better together. Questions about chartering a new club? Email me.
 
From Your Governor #8 (February 2020) Mahbub Ahmad 2020-02-03 05:00:00Z 0

District Conference 2020

Our District Conference Part 2 scheduled for Saturday 18 April 2020 has been postponed.  A new date will be announced shortly.  If you have registered, your registration will be carried over to the new date.
Visit our Conference Page for details about the conference, the venue and to register
District Conference 2020 2020-01-31 05:00:00Z 0

From Your Governor #7 (January 2020)

 

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Now that half of this Rotary year is over, and my official visits around the District are essentially complete, I want to acknowledge how much I appreciate the opportunity of meeting and getting to know so many dynamic Rotarians in our District. With this interaction, I now understand and better appreciate the diversity among our Clubs. I also appreciate the help and support of our Vice-Governor Greg Arcaro, DGE Mary Shackleton, DGN George McKinnis and Assistant Governors. My visits have also strengthened my view that the Family of Rotary is active, vibrant and well in our district.

 

From Your Governor #7 (January 2020) Mahbub Ahmad 2020-01-02 05:00:00Z 0

Past Treasurer Larry DeNoia passes away

Posted on Dec 10, 2019
The District is saddened at the passing away on Monday, 9 December, of our past Treasurer and Assistant Governor, Larry DeNoia.  A Past President of the Peekskill Club, Larry joined Rotary in 1988.  
 
Larry was the perfect example of what it meant to be a Rotarian. He lived by our motto, Service Above Self.  He will be greatly missed and we mourn his death. On behalf of the District, we convey our deepest condolences to Larry's family and to everyone who knew Larry.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.  May his soul rest in peace.
 
The wake is on Thursday 12 December and the funeral and burial will be on Friday 13 December.
 
The Peekskill Rotary Club is establishing a Scholarship Fund in memory of Larry DeNoia.  Contributions may be sent to:
 
Peekskill Rotary Foundation, Inc.
P. O. Box 344
Peekskill, NY 10566

Payee: Peekskill Rotary Club Foundation, Inc.
Memo: Memory of Lawrence J. DeNoia (Grant Fund)
 
Past Treasurer Larry DeNoia passes away Mahbub Ahmad 2019-12-10 05:00:00Z 0
Save the Date Mahbub Ahmad 2019-11-16 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Day at the UN

Posted on Nov 10, 2019
Saturday, 9 November 2019 at 7:30 am kicked off the Rotary Day at the UN 2019. This year the celebration was in conjunction with the preparations for the 75th anniversary of the signing of the UN charter.  In a message, Rotary President Mark Maloney said Rotary helped influence the formation of the UN. " Rotary educated members about plans to create the UN through numerous articles in The Rotarian and through a booklet titled From Here On! When the time came to write the UN charter, Rotary was one of 42 organizations the United States invited to serve as consultants to its delegation at the San Francisco Conference.
 
Through a series of flash talks and plenary speeches, this event offered the energetic 470 attendees from 23 countries an inspiring day of Connecting for Good and to learn about and support projects in refugee settlements and beyond.  Guests heard first-hand experiences of resettled refugees, humanitarian actors and individuals creating community-based solutions that empower refugees, leverage their talents and connect them to opportunities.  Here you can view the presentations.
 
 
Rotary Day at the UN Tabin Ahmad 2019-11-10 05:00:00Z 0

From Your Governor #5 (November 2019)

Posted on Nov 06, 2019
We had a wonderful District Conference Part 1 with capacity attendance.  The social media components and the panel discussion on Diversity were the highlights of the day.  As I have emphasized during my visits to our Clubs, we must make extra efforts to restore our public image. We aren't visible enough and the world doesn't know what we are doing.  Thank you for attending.  Those of you who missed it be sure to join in for the District Conference Part 2 on 18 April 2020..
 
Our District has gone through sad moments last month as we unexpectedly lost our Co-Chair of the District PolioPlus Committee and President of the Yonkers-East Yonkers Club Shahid Latif.  Shahid was a relentless champion in the fight to eradicate Polio. When we reach our goal, polio will become only the second human disease eradicated on the planet, and Rotary will receive international acclaim. But what matters most is the children who will never again have to face this terrible, disabling virus. Rotary must continue to connect the world in the effort toward polio eradication. It is up to us. Let us finish the job.
 
November is Rotary Foundation month.  We need to renew our commitment to our communities by supporting the best organization - our Rotary Foundation – It is through the Foundation that our Clubs can leverage their resources for the greatest impact, in our communities and across the globe. Your support is what keeps our Foundation great.
From Your Governor #5 (November 2019) Tabin Ahmad 2019-11-06 05:00:00Z 0

Yonkers Project gets Cover Story on "The Rotarian"

Posted on Oct 28, 2019
The Yonkers-East Yonkers Club's Global Grant project of building a Basketball court and organizing the Anti-bullying program for underprivileged kids secured the cover story and a 6-page center story of the November issue of the Rotarian Magazine.  The story is also featured in the RSS Feed from MyRotary.  
 
This is only the second time a project from a Club in our District is featured as a cover story in the magazine, which is sent out to all  Rotarians either in print form or in digital form.  Read the entire story and see the pictures
Yonkers Project gets Cover Story on "The Rotarian" Mahbub Ahmad 2019-10-28 04:00:00Z 0

From Your Governor #4 (October 2019)

Posted on Oct 01, 2019
A quarter of this Rotary year has gone by.  We are slowly but surely, beginning to turn our District, on to a positive course.  We now have an active multi-year leadership group, looking at elements of our district, which will require sustained efforts, over a number of years. Substantial improvements will begin to be felt, in Membership efforts, Club Management, Club performance, Club Technology, and of course, Public Image.  All of this, will have a positive impact on Club morale, as we energize ourselves into dynamic action.
 
With this as our goal, we’ve arranged a dynamite District Conference Part I for you.  As you must have seen from the emails, and website and Facebook postings, Saturday 26 October will be all about you, your Clubs, and what you have asked for, by way of District help and support.  We will address Membership issues, Club Management, Public Image, and Technology. Click here for Conference Program  If there are any particular elements you’d like addressed, please send them on, and we’ll try to weave them in. (send to 7230rotary@gmail.com)  The sessions will be interactive, and we’ll have a general Q & A, at the end of the day.  Register Now to join.
From Your Governor #4 (October 2019) Mahbub Ahmad 2019-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

From Your District Governor #3

Posted on Sep 01, 2019
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month.  Many of our Clubs are undertaking Education and Literacy projects via the District matching Grants program.  There is also a Global Grant proposal on Basic Education, which is nearing finalization with the participation of 3 sister Districts.
 
Looking back, August was Membership and New Club Development Month.  While our District has had only 1 new club in the last decade, that Club also added 7 new members this Rotary year.  The way forward is New Clubs.  There are initiatives underway to form new Satellite Clubs, which will also be a boost to our membership.  But importantly, we must redouble our efforts to keep the members we already have.  All members need to be engaged in Club activities. And for that we need to make an intentional effort to ensure that we are providing our members with a worthwhile experience! It is important that our fellowships are informative, and fun, but also meaningful and responsive to the needs and interests of our members.
 
This month, the week-long Zone Conference will bring Rotarians from Zones 24 and 32 together at Niagara Falls, Canada.  Our Zone 32 will be welcoming Districts from Michigan and New York.
 
Fast Forward:  October will bring a flurry of activities.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, 26 October for District Conference Part 1.  Details to follow very shortly.  Also, be sure to set aside October 24 – World Polio Day.  Clubs will be organizing Polio awareness events.  Going the last mile in the eradication of Polio is the most important last step in finishing off what we Rotarians started way back in 1979.  Our Annual On To Bermuda is October 30 to November 3.  Get your Bermuda gear ready for fun, and learning as well.
 
Bina and I are continuing with our DG Official visits to clubs.  We completed thirteen so far, each one was quite unique, all were special, engaging and memorable.  We are clearly comprised of diverse groups, who share the core values of Rotary.   Hope to complete all 44 Club visits by November.
From Your District Governor #3 Mahbub Ahmad 2019-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

4 Points of Emphasis

Posted on Jul 01, 2019
Unveiling the new Rotary theme for 2019-20 - "Rotary Connects the World". Rotary International President Mark Maloney has emphasized 4 points of emphasis during the year.
4 Points of Emphasis Tabin Ahmad 2019-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

District Assembly - April 29, 2017

Registration begins at 8:15 am EDT (9:15 am ADT)

Program begins promptly at 9 am EDT. (10:00 am ADT)

Location:

Bermuda: Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, East Broadway, Hamilton

New York (by video conference): Stone Manor 101, 101 Saw Mill River Rd., Hawthorne, NY

Registration $45.00 per person. We are recommending the attendance of the President Elect, Foundation and Membership Chair from each club.

It will include a light continental breakfast and lunch.

Check payable to: Rotary District 7230

Send to: Peter DeNicola

    PO Box 4637,

    Stamford CT 06907

 

Speakers:

David C. Forward - Our Rotary Foundation, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

Chuck Watson - How Do You Increase Your Membership? What's your plan?

District Assembly - April 29, 2017 2017-03-29 04:00:00Z 0

District Governor's Installation Dinner - May 20, 2017

Cost: $85 Per person.

Event Times:

6:00 PM EDT - Cocktails & passed hors d'oeuvres. Two glasses of wine or beer included. Cash bar available

7:00 PM EDT - Dinner

Checks payable to: Rotary District 7230

Sent to: Peter DeNicola

    PO Box 4637

    Stamford, CT 06907

Come join the celebration of Barbara Edwards' installation as our 2017-18 District Governor at the majestic Siwanoy Country Club, located in Bronxville, New York.

Luxuriate in these historic surroundings as installation festivities begin with a cocktail hour, including passed hors d'oeuvres, on Siwanoy's gorgeous terrace overlooking the 18th green, followed by a sumptuous three course dinner in the club's formal dinning room.

The District team is looking forward to seeing you there!

District Governor's Installation Dinner - May 20, 2017 2017-03-29 04:00:00Z 0
RF Funding Model Takes Effect July 1 Lewis Folden 2015-05-22 04:00:00Z 0

Relief and Recovery Efforts in Nepal

There has been much devastation and agony from the April 25 earthquake in Nepal and the following quakes. As aid and rescue missions continue, please read this letter from RI President Gary C.K. Huang about what we as Rotarians can do to help.
Relief and Recovery Efforts in Nepal David Del Monte 2015-05-12 00:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now David Del Monte 2015-05-05 04:00:00Z 0

International Project Invite - Down Under

Australian school teacher Cathy Booth extends an invitation to your Rotary Club to join her in building a self-sustainable children’s village in Kenya. Your club’s support will help children and communities to break the cycle of poverty. Together we can achieve the extraordinary.
International Project Invite - Down Under Lewis Folden 2015-04-18 00:00:00Z 0

Bernard Nordkamp Donation - Results!

Susanne Gellert of Wall Street Rotary paid a visit to the Bernard Nordkamp Center, Namibia to follow up on a donation made to them through the generosity of Fellow Rotarians and her own initiative.
Read the thank-you letter from Rotarian Marybeth Gallagher of BNC and see a number of Susanne's photos from her visit.
Bernard Nordkamp Donation - Results! Susanne Gellert 2015-04-06 00:00:00Z 0
                 District Info     Lewis Folden 2015-04-06 00:00:00Z 0
                   Club News    Lewis Folden 2015-04-05 04:00:00Z 0
                 District News     Lewis Folden 2015-04-05 04:00:00Z 0

North Shore Rotary Club has been Busy

Have a look at the April's happenings:
Frank Wilkinson reports on the events which include setting up a fundraising campaign in support of the Autistic Community of Staten Island (Apr 19), hosting it's first baby shower, and inducting three new members.
North Shore Rotary Club has been Busy Lewis Folden 2015-04-05 04:00:00Z 0

Conference 2015 Video

See what awaits you at the District Conference in April

click the image to see the video
Conference 2015 Video David Del Monte 2015-04-01 00:00:00Z 0

RCNY Police Recognition Day

Honors to the NYPD and a Special Hero
On March 12 the Rotary Club of New York celebrated Police Recognition Day for the 46th year. We honored Police Officer Rosa Rodriguez, this year's hero, with a plaque and were given an overview on the NYPD and the latest task forces and technologies by Assistant Police Chief Terrence Monahan. RCNY also presented a Grant check to the NYPD Foundation to Asst. Chief Monahan.
RCNY Police Recognition Day David Del Monte 2015-03-12 04:00:00Z 0

Online Grant Application Tool

Rotary.org has advised us that the Online Grant Application Tool is getting a new look and enhanced functionality. These changes will be available beginning Mar 9. This will be of interest to District Rotary Foundation Committee Chairs, District Grants Subcommittee Chairs, and primary contacts for grants in progress.
View the Online Grant Application Tool
Online Grant Application Tool David Del Monte 2015-03-03 00:00:00Z 0

Dolls as Pediatric Tools

Educational Toys Allay Fears
Sunday March 1st saw an unusual get-together. Fredlee Ann Kaplan of Gift of Life International along with members of The UN Rotaract Club and of Rotary Club of New York met to create medical play dolls for hospitalized children in GOLI's Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Program in El Salvador.
Dolls as Pediatric Tools Fredlee Kaplan 2015-03-02 00:00:00Z 0

Robert Benson - In Memoriam

We regret to report the passing of Bob Benson. Bob and Doris Benson were very much involved with making a 'difference in the world.' Together they spearheaded the Comaco project in Africa for the Bronxville Rotary Club. As a tribute to Bob, and of course to Doris you can view a video of their work.
Video - courtesy Andrew Stein Videography - 914-671-3760
Robert Benson - In Memoriam David Del Monte 2015-02-24 00:00:00Z 0

RI Pilot Club Program

Become an innovative and flexible Rotary Club - fun, dynamic, diverse, resilient, tolerant, interested in trying new things, proactive, member driven, results oriented, resourceful, inspirational, and relationship rich. Find out about RI's Pilot Clubs Program.

RI Pilot Club Program Lewis Folden 2015-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Tax Status Information for Clubs Lewis Folden 2015-02-17 00:00:00Z 0

Syrian Children Refugee Project

Rotary Districts Join Forces
Rotary District 7230 - New York Rotary Club, in partnership with District 1130 - London and District 2430 - Ankara have joined in a campaign to aid Syrian Refugee Children.

View their dynamic presentation inside.
Syrian Children Refugee Project Lewis Folden 2015-02-15 00:00:00Z 0

Staten Island Honors Bernard Del Rey

Each year, Staten Island business leaders are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Staten Island community, through the Louis R. Miller Business Leadership Awards -- co-sponsored by the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce and the Staten Island Advance.

Grymes Hill resident Bernard Del Rey, founder and partner of Del Rey & Company, CPAs, LLP, in New Dorp, is one of eight business leaders being honored this year.

Staten Island Honors Bernard Del Rey David Del Monte 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0

7 Things to Know about Membership Dues

How much does it cost to be a member of your club? You can probably answer that question. What do your membership dues cover? That may not be as clear. Many Rotarians know that a portion of their dues funds club & district expenses, as well as RI operations worldwide. Few know exactly how that all breaks down. Dues are very important, as they're the single biggest source of revenue providing the services you enjoy as a Rotarian. RI answers some frequently asked questions about where your money goes. Click the Image to read about it.
7 Things to Know about Membership Dues David Del Monte 2015-01-29 00:00:00Z 0

New Generations Report

Jahnbaz Almas, Rotary Club of Wall Street, attended the New Generations meeting at Boxborough, MA in Dec. Jahnbaz is a dedicated Rotarian with an eye on Youth Service. See his report attached. Thanks Jahnbaz for the "Service above Self."

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download Jahnbaz's Event Report
New Generations Report Jahnbaz Almas 2015-01-27 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Partners Aid Young Girl

Twelve year-old Lei Francene Nuguid Vitug of the Philippines, born with a facial cleft, approached the Rotary Club of Mabalacut for help. Together with help from RC Cortlandt Manor, Lei will be having corrective surgeries this coming March. RC Mabalacut is happy that Lei’s surgery is moving forward and thanks go out to sister Club RC Cortlandt Manor  for help with this Rotaplast project.
Rotary Partners Aid Young Girl David Del Monte 2015-01-27 00:00:00Z 0

Briarcliff Manor RC Donates to Heartsong

On Jan 23, Briarcliff Manor Rotary hosted speaker Marion Anderson, Exec. Dir. of Heartsong. Heartsong uses music and the other arts to help children with Autism & Down's Syndrome and the elderly with debilitating ailments. The presentation was so inspirational that Briarcliff Manor Rotary presented a donation check on the spot.
Briarcliff Manor RC Donates to Heartsong Eric Lebenson 2015-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
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