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Upcoming Events
The 2016 District Conference was held April 22, 23, 24, 2016 at Mountain Creek Resort.  Over 200 participants enjoyed a fabulous conference venue, great programs, excellent speakers, fun, fellowship, entertainment, recreation and more.  Our visiting Group Study Exchange participants from Brazil were a special highlight.  The foundation basket tricky tray raised over $4,000.  A special thank you the the planning committee, participants and all who helped make this District Conference one of the best ever.

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.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
16 Eagle Rock Avenue, East Hanover
3:00PM - Check in and Registration
Come out and learn more about Rotary! The upcoming year end assembly will bean opportunity for both club leadership and membership to learn more about Rotary and the operation of our District.
Congratulations to Ray Freaney who was unanimously selected by the District Governor Selection Committee to serve as the 2019 - 2020 District Governor.  Ray is a member of the Rotary Club of Madison and has been a Rotarian for 25 years.  His experiences in Rotary includes 3 times as Club President, Assistant Governor, President Ball Chair, Foundation Event Chair, District Conference Chair, Group Study Exchange Chair, District Treasurer, member of the District Leadership Team as well as serving on numerous committees.

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.

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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.

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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