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Hello Everyone!
 
As we enter the New Year, we continue to hope and pray for an end to the pandemic.  The distribution of the vaccine gives us hope for a happy 2021.
 
 
That being said, I have some disappointing news regarding the upcoming District Conference.  Originally, we planned for the Conference to take place at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow, NY.  But with the pandemic, we canceled and decided to move the Conference into our District, at the Corning Radisson.  Six months after planning to be in Corning, the pandemic continues, with Covid cases currently spiking.  While the distribution of a vaccine is heartening, there are too many unknowns to properly plan a conference with any in-person attendance. Therefore, we have canceled the District Conference in Corning.   We are now investigating opportunities to hold a re-imagined virtual District Conference.
 
During January I encourage you to work on the important Vocational Service Rotary area of focus.
 
Join us virtually on Monday, January 18th at 7:00 pm to explore diversity, equity, and inclusion within Rotary.
 
Register for the virtual meeting information: http://bit.ly/MembershipDEI
Hi everyone,
 
Happy December! Let us look for the positive in our currently unsettling world.  For one, we can be happy that a vaccine for Covid may begin being distributed as early as this month.
 
December is disease prevention and treatment month.Coincidentally, the Rotary area of focus in December Is Disease Prevention and Treatment.  As stated on the Rotary International website, “Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty of people worldwide. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to us.  We lead efforts both large and small. We set up temporary clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in underserved communities struggling with outbreaks and health care access.   Rotarians educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases.“
It is with great pleasure I announce that the District Nominating Committee has interviewed and chosen Julie Carney of the Avon Rotary Club as the District Governor Nominee Designate.  Julie will serve as Governor for  Rotary District 7120 in the Rotary year 2023-2024.
 
Julie joined Avon Rotary in 2009 after experiencing, firsthand, the Interact Program.  She jumped right into the Interact Program and ran the local club at Avon High School with fellow Rotarians.   In 2010 she was asked to be the District Chair for Interact and held that position until 2012.  
Happy November! November is when Rotarians are asked to contribute to the Rotary Foundation month. The Foundation is the vehicle for Rotary to do good in the world. There are global grants, district grants and the Polio Plus campaign to eradicate polio.
 
We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for each of you to support the Foundation this month. You are invited to the virtual Multi-District Foundation event featuring Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President for 2022-2023. All Rotarians and partners in Districts 7120, 7150, 7170, 7190 will have the opportunity to attend this exciting meeting on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, from 7:00-8:00 PM.
Attention Club Presidents and Assistant Governors for 2021-2022
Pre-PETS: President Elect Training Seminar
Leadership Development Seminar
 
The District 7120 Pre- PETS is specifically designed to meet the needs of Presidents and Assistant Governors for the next Rotary Year. There are changes to Rotary and new information to help you be the most effective President that you can be. So please get this very important event on your calendar now. We are conducting this training via ZOOM. Register to get the link. 
 
Sat, November 7, 2020, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
 
 
 
Happy September! This month we acknowledge Basic Education and Literacy, one of the Rotary Foundation’s Areas of Focus.   On Rotary.org it explains, “Basic Education and literacy are essential for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development, promoting peace.”
 
In District 7120 students head back to school, but in a new challenging way.  Students are now being taught both in-person and virtually.  
August is “Membership and Club Development month”.  It is time to focus on our club membership.  It is critical that club members feel that they are a part of the club and that the Rotary Club reflects the community it serves.  Membership month is also a great time to conduct a strategy for membership growth.
 
Rotary International  President Holger Knaack recently said the following about membership,  "Let’s grow Rotary sustainably. Rotary’s flexible options for participation will engage members and show the community how we’re different from any other club. Let’s celebrate that Rotary is now less about rules and more about joining together in a variety of ways besides traditional meetings."
Introducing Maggie Barnes, District 7120 Calendar Coordinator
 
It is my pleasure to introduce Maggie Barnes who recently volunteered to be our District Calendar Coordinator. A native of Buffalo, she graduated from Medaille College with a degree in communications. She has worked as a reporter, editor, public relations person, marketer, college teacher, and writer. She currently works for Corning Community College in the Workforce Education Department where she helps local companies get the training they need for their employees.
 
Maggie is also a FEMA-Certified Public Information Officer and a member of the Southern Tier Incident Management Team. She teaches crisis communication to first responders for the Department of Homeland Security.

Maggie is a passionate writer and has been published many times in Mountain Home magazine. She has won two statewide and three national awards for her articles.
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Rotary is leading the way to eradicate polio

Rotary has led the fight to eradicate polio from our earth for the past 34 years. We are "this close."  We have partnered with the World Health Organization, the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and governments to give the vaccine to billions of children. To see what we have accomplished so far and what we still must do please go to the End Polio Now website by clicking here.