CLUB PRESIDENT TO DO LIST
Thanks so much for taking on the top leadership role in your club! It's a busy year and there's a lot to monitor. Here is a list to help make sure your club is on track to finish out the second half of the year strong!
Get your club to go to District Conference
District Conference is the annual opportunity for Rotarians to come together to learn, socialize and enjoy the fun side of our group. Education will be relevant, timely and truly useful to you. The venue is luxurious, with top-notch cuisine and unique spaces, located in a great destination with a lot to offer. There will be plenty of social opportunities, including a great welcoming at the Saratoga Auto Museum on Friday night, multiple wine tastings, a Country Fair and partnering with District 7190 Rotarians for service projects.
Click here for details and to register online today - DEADLINE APRIL 14TH at 5PM!
Make sure you are updating your club's progress in Rotary Club Central
How is your club's work towards earning this prestigious recognition going? Club presidents should be logging into Rotary Club Central to update their club's standings as they check off the list of goals this citation outlines for you. No one will know you've done it unless you report it in there.
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Make note of and be sure to follow the new deadlines for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
The deadline to submit the info on the student(s) your club is sponsoring for this year's Rotary Youth Leadership Awards isn't until May 1, but there is a lot you need to do before that date. Download an application to provide to your local school now, asking for students to complete and return by mid-March. This will give you the time you need to review all applications, interview the applicants, make your selection, notify and confirm with the student that they can attend and then report that to the RYLA committee chair Phyllis Danks by deadline!
Click here for more info on RYLA
THIS YEAR'S THEME: Paul Harris, founder of Rotary believed that serving humanity is “the most worthwhile thing a person can do.” Rotary provides the opportunity of a lifetime to change the world for the better, forever through Rotary’s service to humanity. We need more willing hands, more caring hearts, and more bright minds to move Rotary’s work forward.
FROM THE PRESIDENT:
All Rotarians should be proud to cite this Rotary Foundation Focus Area whenever non-Rotarians ask, “What Does Rotary Do?” Rotary carries out sustainable projects in Education, Clean Water & Sanitation, Economic Development, Peace, and Disease Prevention that bring positive, lasting change to vulnerable mothers and children. Rotary Maternal and Child Health projects in each of these areas promote life-saving gains for mothers and infants in communities locally and globally.
The Rotary Foundation reaches mothers and children in need by improving access to essential medical services.
Rotary provides education, immunizations, birth kits, and mobile health clinics where women and midwives are taught prevention of mother-to-infant HIV transmission, how to breast-feed, and provided antibiotics for disease prevention for themselves and their babies.
Rotary funds maternity hospitals and medical screening to provide pre- and postnatal care to mothers and training to support trained healthcare providers in the practical management of childbirth emergencies to reduce maternal mortality.
Rotarians in District 7150 can TAKE ACTION to become part of Rotary Serving Humanity in Maternal and Child Health by engaging in any projects that:
TAKE ACTION Develop or support programs that provide immunizations and antibiotics. Measles, malaria, pneumonia, AIDS, and diarrheal diseases are the leading causes of death in children under five.
TAKE ACTION Promote good nutrition, encourage breastfeeding for most infants.
TAKE ACTION Prevent mother-to-infant HIV transmission by encouraging the use of antiretroviral drugs and formula feeding.
TAKE ACTION Include water, sanitation, and hygiene efforts to maximize child nutrition. Diarrheal diseases caused by contaminated water exacerbate malnutrition in children.