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District Conference
Skytop Lodge
Premier luxury resort and hotel in the Poconos
May 4 - 7, 2017
Online Registration Now Open
 
District Conference Slide Show
 
All New Curriculum
Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Rotarians in District 7470 have the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills as well as increase their Rotary knowledge by attending RLI on Saturday April 22, 2017 at West Orange High School in West Orange.We know from past experience that Clubs that have Rotarians who participate in Rotary Leadership Institute are more successful.  Develop your leadership skills, your Rotary knowledge and learn what’s necessary to take your club to the next level.
 
Register today at www.rlinea.com
 
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".
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 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-eight 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".
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.
 
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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.
 
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!
 
 
 
 
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