Upcoming Events
 
We're Going to Crystal Springs Resort
 
District Conference
Crystal Springs Resort - Vernon NJ
  April 22 - 24, 2016  
Attend Individually or Bring the Family
 
 

 
Rotary is the world's oldest established international volunteer charitable organization.  It's over a hundred years old is located in over 200 countries and has 1.2 million members.  It is made up of people from all walks of life that do projects in our own communities and around the world, and have a good time doing it. As an active Rotarian, you'll develop skills like public speaking, project management, and event planning.  For more information or to find the Rotary Club closest to you call 1-844-ROTARY-3 (1-844-768-2793)
 
 
 
Rotary District 7470 is looking for 28 students to represent the region in a cultural exchange with Japan.  The Ross Redmond Short Term Youth Exchange Program, now in its thirty-seventh year, offers students ages 16 to 19 the opportunity to learn about Japanese culture, interact with Japanese students and form friendships that will last a lifetime.  Complete Details click "read more".
 
 
Do you need a speaker for a Club meeting?  This District has assembled over 50 speakers on a variety of Rotary and non-Rotary topics who are ready willing and able to present to your Club.  The link below provides a list of topics, presenters, and their contact information.  Remember one of the the best practices for Clubs is to have a speaker or program at every meeting.
 

 
Send in your Best Shot!
Enter you images in The Rotarian’s 2015 photo contest and you might see them in the pages of the magazine. The contest is open to members of Rotary, their families, and anyone who has taken part in a Rotary program. Enter up to three photos taken since 1 January 2015 in one of three categories: people, places, and projects. Deadline February 29, 2016
 
 

 
If you shop online at Amazon, you can support The Rotary Foundation with a few extra clicks.
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Eradicating polio is a complex It has been Rotary's top priority since 1988, we have collaborated with the World Health Organization, The Centers for Disease Control and UNICEF to tackle the disease through our Global Polio Eradication Initiative.  Polio has been 99.8% eliminated.  So far in 2015 there have been 47 cases of Polio from the wild virus. Click Read More to learn how the various partners are working together in the different roles.
 
 
The Rotary Foundation is the charitable arm of Rotary.  It is a non-profit that is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of The Rotary Foundation who share its vision of a better world.   Its sole mission is to support the efforts of Rotarians through Rotary’s mission, and the achievement of world understanding and peace through local, national and international humanitarian and educational programs in your back yard and around the globe.
 

 
 
Seoul, Korea - May 28 - June 1, 2016
 

 
The Rotary Foundation has continued its steady growth, moving up 35 spots to 85th in The Chronicle of Philanthropy's of the top 400 nonprofit organizations in the United States. The ranking is based on monetary contributions from private sources and reflects the increasing generosity of those who support Rotary's mission.
 
 
Thanks to a great team of groups and programs our district has recently engaged in a very worthwhile endeavor!  Project “Welcome Home” Wish List is a program launched by clubs of our District in the past couple of months. .  The program originally started in conjunction with the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 327 in 2013, and through December of 2015 we were able to aid over 30 once homeless veterans received their household good request on their WISH LIST.  Nearing the point where our original grant amount was exhausted, a drive was started to acquire and apply for a District Global Grant.
 
 

Rotary International presents a member benefit program too good to keep to yourself.  With discounts on travel, hotels, dining, services and more, Rotary Global Rewards is designed to help you get more good work done and build Rotary friendships.  Rotary Global rewards is our way of giving back to those who do so much.
 
 

 
John F. Germ, Rotary International President-Elect, announces the 2016-2017 Rotary International Theme - Rotary Serving Humanity
 

 
The first four Rotarians. From left: Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram E. Shorey, Paul P. Harris. Between 1905 and 1912. Courtesy of Rotary International.
 
 
The Rotary International Directory contains a wealth of information about Rotary.  Dowload the directory and check out the information.  It also includes a listing of all of the Rotary Clubs in the World, their meeting locations, day and time.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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