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Greetings Fellow Rotarians.
It was my honour to attend the recent 2016 Council on Legislation session last week in Chicago as your District Delegate.  Over the course of the week...



Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about your options for joining other leaders and volunteers in your community who are part of Rotary.  There are four things you should know about Rotary:
  • Rotary is simply an opportunity to build friendships, serve the community and improve the world.
  • Rotary joins leaders from all continents, cultures, and occupations.  We are a network of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs around the world.
  • Rotary exchanges ideas, bringing our expertise and diverse perspectives to help solve some of the world’s toughest problems.  It's people like you and me, working together to make the world a better place.
  • Rotary takes action to bring lasting change to communities around the world.  We take pride in providing sustainable solutions.
I hope you will reach out to a Rotary club in your area and let them know you are interested in becoming part of our team.
Click here to discover RotaryNow7090!
Kevin Crosby, District 7090 Governor 2015-16



We’re pleased to announce two great new resources for clubs as they recruit new members during our “Get Ready to Grow” membership campaign:
RotaryNow7090.org is a new “landing page” for prospective members who are looking for more information about Rotary and the clubs in our district. PLEASE USE THIS URL IN YOUR MARKETING MATERIALS AND SOCIAL MEDIA.
This site has several features:
  • An overview of the benefits of joining Rotary
  • A short video from RI about Rotary
  • A short video, “Rotary Now,” which features six younger Rotarians from our district who explain why they decided to join Rotary
  • A list of our guiding principles
  • A list of all the clubs in our district, with links to detailed information about when and where the clubs meet, as well as contact information. Clubs are grouped into geographic regions so prospective members can see all of their choices, based on where they live or work. [NOTE: Clubs should review the information provided for their club, which comes from their profile in our district database, and update it if necessary.]
Rotary7090.org/sitepage/get-ready-to-grow-membership-campaign is a page on our district website that has links to recordings of the webinars we’ve been offering since early February as well as the slides and documents that were used in the webinars. This is a great resource for the membership committees of our clubs.  If you have WiFi at your club meeting venue, you could even use these presentations as programs at your meetings.
Please check out both of these resources….. and Get Ready to Grow!

Rotary shop on new platform
As of 1 May, the Rotary shop will be available on a new platform. We may experience some downtime during the transition and apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact us at shop.rotary@rotary.org or at 847-866-4600.
Rotary districts mobilize to support survivors of Ecuador, Japan quakes
After a series of three earthquakes -- two in Japan and one in Ecuador -- killed hundreds of people, injured thousands, and caused billions of dollars in damage late last week, Rotary members in those regions have created disaster relief funds to help survivors. In Ecuador, the powerful 7.8-magnitude quake that struck Saturday night has killed more than 400 people, with 2,500 injured. Those figures are expected to rise. Rotary District 4400 established a service fund to raise money for relief efforts. Contact District Governor Manuel A. Nieto Jijon for information on how to donate. In Japan,...
Get live updates from the Council on Legislation
Get live updates and vote totals from the Council on Legislation on Rotary.org beginning on 11 April. Representatives from Rotary clubs worldwide will gather in Chicago 10-15 April to consider changes to the policies that guide Rotary International and its member clubs.  Many of this year’s proposed changes are designed to increase membership by giving clubs greater flexibility in the timing and the nature of their meetings. Other proposals would amend membership requirements.
UNESCO-IHE scholarship applications now available
The Rotary Foundation and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education are offering up to 10 scholarships for graduate study at UNESCO-IHE's Delft campus in the Netherlands. The aim is to increase the number of trained professionals who can devise, plan, and implement water and sanitation solutions in developing areas. The scholarships also are designed to promote long-term relationships between Rotary members and skilled water and sanitation professionals. Scholars will receive a Master of Science degree in urban water and sanitation, water management, or water science and engineering. The...
Ensure recognition for your Interact clubs
Interact clubs are making a positive difference in schools and communities around the world. Leaders of sponsor Rotary clubs and districts should make sure their Interact clubs get the recognition they deserve by verifying that they qualify for a Presidential Citation. First, ensure that the Interact club status is active in Rotary's database by checking the Listing of Club-Sponsored Organizations report in Rotary Club Central. If a sponsored club is not listed, submit the Interact Club Certification Form by 1 March. Then, verify by 15 April that your Interact clubs have qualified for the...