Upcoming Events
Click links for information
 
 
 
 
 
July 2017
S M T W T F S
25
26
27
28
29
30
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
01
02
03
04
05
 
It is with a heavy heart that Rotary District 7470 announces the passing of Rotary International President-elect Sam Owori. Owori passed away on July 13, 2017 after complications from surgery. 
 
Owori was a member of the Rotary Club of Kampala, Uganda. He joined Rotary in 1978, and served as District Governor in Uganda, working tirelessly to engage women within Rotary, as well as youth participants, alumni, and community members.
 
 
 

"Rotary is the world’s most prominent and reputable service organization with 1.2 million members focusing on humanitarian efforts, such as promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, and supporting education, locally and globally. We have nearly 1,200 proactive and service-driven Rotarians in the 49 clubs in our district. We network, share ideas, discuss the needs of our community and take tangible action to make a positive and long-lasting difference while enjoying friendship and fun. We are inviting like-minded individuals to join our successful and vibrant organization.  We encourage you to contact Jeannie Tsukamoto, District Membership Chair at rotary7470membership@gmail.com for additional info."

RYLA, Rotary Youth Leadership Award was held at Drew University, June 16 - 18, 2017 and had over 80 high school juniors from 35 different clubs who participated in a weekend of leadership development activities.  District 7470 partnered with District 7510.  Camper Bull, Madison Rotary Club, was the lead facilitator.  Students participated in a variety of activities, had several guest lectures, personality assessment, sports, games, activities and more.  It was also a great opportunity for the students to experience life on a college campus.  This is the 28th year the program has been in existence.  Students who participated described RYLA as amazing.  One comment was "I can't believe the friends I made in one weekend how one weekend will have an impact on my life for years to come". 
A Warm Bed, a Clean Sheet, a Cozy Blanket and a Freshly Brewed
Cup  of Coffee…do you  take this items for granted?
If you were once a homeless Veteran the answer would be “NO”
 
“Welcome Home Wish  List” project was established to help honorably discharged Veterans, now homeless, who had fallen on hard times due to mental illness, drug  addiction, severe depression, PTSD, and poverty. These Veterans who have now graduated from “Hope for  Veterans” program at Lyons,  VA in Basking Ridge NJ, start their way back to once again becoming  a productive member of society in their community.
 
While at Lyons, VA (a two year traditional housing program) they are provided  safe shelter,  support, counseling,  and assistance with future employment services. The goal  of the “Hope for  Veterans” program is to get homeless Veterans off the streets, transition them  back to civilian life and help them  to become proud  and productive members of society once again.
 
 
Rotary District 7470 has created this TV commercial to assist in building club membership.  The commercial runs through May, 20127 on the Optimum Cablevision network and related channels.
 
 
 
It has been a long standing tradition that Rotarians should wear a Rotary pin.  When do you wear your Rotary pin?  To club meetings, district meetings and events, all of the time or never?
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.
The first four Rotarians. From left: Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram E. Shorey, Paul P. Harris. Between 1905 and 1912. Courtesy of Rotary International.
 
 
 
Latest Rotary News
From Peace Scholar to World Wildlife Fund

Building peace at every levelRotary peace fellow applies lessons to life in BogotáAs a child in Bogotá, Colombia, Lucas Peña was shocked to learn that violence between

Remembering Sam

Rotary remembers Sam Owori for his ‘quiet confidence,’ integrity, and

President-elect Sam Owori dies

Rotary President-elect Sam F. Owori diesRotary International President-elect Sam F. Owori died unexpectedly on 13 July due to complications from surgery. Sam was a member of the Rotary Club Kampala, Uganda, for 38

Interactor from Brazil combats a deadly online game

Interactor from Brazil combats a deadly online game with a version that promotes peace and self-esteem

Why good intentions aren't enough

Rotary member and author Marilyn Fitzgerald stresses the importance of community involvement for sustainable service