The Council on Legislation meets every 3 years to make changes to the Rotary Constitution and Bylaws, essentially the rules that affect the operation of Rotary Clubs. Several important changes were made in April of 2016 that affect all Clubs. The changes were made to increase the flexibility for clubs to better attract and retain Rotary members. Click "Read More" to see a summary of these changes".
RYLA, Rotary Youth Leadership Award was held at Drew University, June 17-19, 2016 and had over 90 high school juniors 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, sports, games, activities and more. It was also a great opportunity for the students to experience life on a college campus. This is the 27th 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".
Rotary District 7470 has created this TV commercial to assist in building club membership. The commercial runs through September, 2016 on the Optimum Cablevision network and related channels.
Do you need a speaker for a Club meeting? The District has assembled over 60 speakers on a variety of Rotary and non-Rotary topics who are ready 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. Speakers Bureau Link.
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John F. Germ, Rotary International President-Elect, announces the 2016-2017 Rotary International Theme - Rotary Serving Humanity
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