Happy March everyone!
We look forward to Spring arriving on March 20. Springtime represents a new beginning, blossoming, and rebirth of nature.
Speaking of nature, as you are aware, our Environment is now the 7th area of focus for the Rotary Foundation.
Today we received an email from the Rotary Foundation:
We are excited to share that it is now easier than ever to help protect the environment with an online gift to The Rotary Foundation today! Go to myrotary.org
Rotary supports activities that conserve and protect natural resources, advance ecological sustainability, and foster harmony between people and the environment. 

When you give to The Rotary Foundation, we empower Rotary members to take action to:
  • Protect and restore land, coastal, marine, and freshwater resources
  • Enhance the capacity of communities to manage and conserve natural resources
  • Support sustainable agriculture, fishing, and aquaculture practices
  • Address the cause of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Strengthen ecosystems and communities that are affected by climate change
  • Support education to promote behaviors that protect the environment
  • Advocate for sustainable consumption to build an economy that uses resources more efficiently
  • Address environmental justice issues and public health concerns

Our goal is to fund positive, measurable, and sustainable projects that protect our environment. Thank you for your service and for supporting this new initiative.

The Rotary Foundation
This is an exciting time for Rotary clubs to plan and to partner with like-minded groups on projects to support the environment. Please contact Gary Anderson, Chair of the District Environmental Action Committee if you wish to join the committee or have ideas and questions regarding the environmental projects. Gary can be reached at gwa1948@aol.com.
The first environmental project being organized district-wide is the multi-district Great Lakes Watershed Clean-up.  Please join us, along with 14 other Rotary districts, covering 8 states and 2 Canadian provinces on Saturday, April 24. If your club has not yet contacted Gary Anderson with the area that the club plans to work on, please do so.
March is also Rotary Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene month. This area of focus supports projects that bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to more people every day. Clean water is a basic need for everyone. When people, especially children, have access to water, they live healthier, more productive lives. To support a water project, contact the district Foundation Chair Tom Rogers with your ideas. Tom can be reached at trogers@frontiernet.net. Also, please check out the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Rotary Action Group (WASH RAG) at their website wash-rag.org.  WASH-RAG has helped clubs find partners to work on water, sanitation & hygiene projects.
I look forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming online events: Multi-District President-Elect Training (PETS) March 19-20. And on April 10, DGE Janet Tenriero and District Trainer Norma Madayag-Reilly have an exciting virtual District Training Assembly (DTA) planned.  There is also another Multi-District Membership Monday planned on April 5 with Tom Gump, DG- District 5950 on creating cause-based clubs.  Finally, you will be receiving a mailing soon on the first District 7120 virtual conference scheduled for Saturday, May 8.
Stay warm.  Stay safe.
Yours in Rotary,
District Governor 2020-2021
Rotary District 7120
585-354-5259 (cell)
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