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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.
 

 
At the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, The Rotary Foundation will celebrate "100 Years of Doing Good in the World" in the city where it all began. Be part of this once-in-a-lifetime event, and make plans to attend.
The convention is for all Rotarians and offers something for everyone. As a past participant, you know you will be able to experience the best of Rotary and meet people from around the world. Come together to build relationships, exchange ideas, develop partnerships, and learn new skills.
See what the 2017 Rotary convention has in store, and don't miss out on The Rotary Foundation centennial celebration! Take advantage of early registration savings and register today!
 
 
 

 

Charity Navigator Upgrades The Rotary Foundation Rating.  The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from , an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.   In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency.  The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.

 

 
Rotary District 7470 has helped to make wishes come true for scores of formerly homeless veterans served by Community Hope and their Hope for Veterans Programs. Margit Rahill, Rotary District Governor 2016-2017, established the Rotary Program "Welcome them Home" for veterans graduating from Community Hope’s (CH) transitional housing program.  The "Welcome Them Home" project was made possible with a grant for $ 11,000 through donations from local Rotary Clubs, an international Rotary Partner and The Rotary Foundation. The program has enabled Rotarians to supply the items on the wish list of many homeless veterans graduating into their own apartments by purchasing the household items and delivering them to the veterans’ new homes.  Additional funding is still needed, click Read More for details.
 
 
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?
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 

 
If you shop online at Amazon, you can support The Rotary Foundation with a few extra clicks.
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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 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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The first four Rotarians. From left: Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram E. Shorey, Paul P. Harris. Between 1905 and 1912. Courtesy of Rotary International.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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