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District News
Oct 10, 2014
by Kevin Cooper
On behalf of the Greene Rotary, I'd like to invite you to an event being held on Wednesday, October 15th, at 8:00 AM.
Sep 29, 2014
by Kathleen M. Anderson
A presentation on renewable energy and technologies that will occur at Oxford Academy High School auditorium on October 16, 2014 from 6-9 pm.  We are very excited about this event and would like to invite you and other Rotary Clubs and members to attend. 
Sep 06, 2014
by Cindy Kain
The Ithaca-Lansing and Dryden Rotary clubs have joined forces to host a '5k Run for Polio' on Saturday, October 12th
Oct 10, 2014
by Kelly Buck


Four professionals join local service club

Sep 28, 2014
by Kelly Buck

Ithaca Rotary Announces October Lunch Speakers

Wide range of interesting programs open to the public

Oct 10, 2014
by Kelly Buck


41st annual event raises money for International Exchange Student Program




Service Above Self
Welcome to the District 7170 Website !

District Governor:   Patricia Kriebel

District Governor's  Club Home Page.

Posted by Cindy Kain on Oct 12, 2014

The District Nominating Committee met on Saturday September 27, 2014 to consider candidates for the position of District Governor for the year 2017-2018. The committee chair, Orville Wright, notified DG Pat that the committee had nominated Zoe van der Meulen of the Unadilla Club to be the DG in 2017-2018.

After a two week challenge period there were no challenge candidates and as a result Zoe van der Meulen of the Unadilla Club will become the District Governor Nominee Designate for District 7170 for the years 2017-2018.

Congratulations Zoe!!!


Posted by Cindy Kain on Sep 26, 2014

If you register for the District Conference online, you must click pay by check, BUT you will have the ability to pay by credit card via paypal by following the directions on your confirmation e-mail.

Posted by Cindy Kain on Oct 01, 2014




Doug Armstrong


Doug Armstrong has been nominated for District 7170 Rotarian of the Month by the Lansing/Ithaca Rotary Club.

Posted by Robert Aagre on Aug 30, 2014

Rotarians Helping Schools in Burma

The Zaytawun School, in the Bagan area, which is the historical heartland of Myanmar (Burma), has only a few thousand people and the children are very poor.  Donations from our District 7170 clubs and individual Rotarians pay for the school supplies, as well as many of the needs of the local clinic, which serves the rural people in an area of several hundred square miles.

Posted by Cindy Kain on Aug 13, 2014

"Looking for a Partner? Let's Hook Up.

Dear DG Patricia:

I contacted you after the Rotary International Convention in Sydney and hope that your governorship is going well now that you are into the second month.  We began our fiscal year for Alliance for Smiles at the same time as Rotary and have a number of missions lined up between now and the end of June.  We especially will be having one in March to Bangladesh where we have great relationships with the Rotary Club of Gulshan Lake City and will be planning to write a VTT Global Humanitarian Grant.  We will be most likely writing another grant application for a June 2015 mission but that site has not as yet been determined.  Last year we were successful in getting two VTT grants -- one for two sites in China and another Tanzania -- and a third Global Grant for Nigeria.  We are going to try for grants for China as well but will be meeting with Rotary Clubs in Hong Kong to determine if they want to do it again and act as the host club.

So, my primary concern right now is getting the process going and donations pledged.  The VTT Grant that the Kingspark Rotary Club completed for China involved 26 Rotary Clubs in 4 countries.  We would love to have more Rotary Clubs and Districts buy into these grants and for the Bangladesh and June grants have two Rotarian volunteers in Georgia ready to write them.

I look forward to hearing from you about the possibility of this type of a collaboration.  There will definitely be opportunities for individuals to volunteer both in medical and non-medical slots for these missions.

Light the Way!!!

Yours in Rotary,

Anita Stangl, President and CEO, Alliance for Smiles, Inc.  http://www.allianceforsmiles.org/

President, The Rotary Club of San Francisco 2006-07

President, The San Francisco Rotary Foundation 2012-15




Posted by Cindy Kain

Changes in District Grants for 2015-2016 year

Applications are due on or before June 1, 2015.

The Grants Committee will meet around July 15, 2015

The Spending Plan which lists all grants that the district desires to fund will be submitted to The Rotary Foundation by August 1, 2015

We should have approval of the Spending Plan by Sept 1, 2015 and will then provide official notice to clubs. Note that clubs cannot spend funds related to the grant until after they receive official notice of approval.

The per capita amount donated to the Foundation remains at $30 in order for a club to be qualified for a district grant.

The year upon which the per capita amount is calculated will change; it will be based upon the current year 2014-2015. That will allow any club make additional donations and qualify prior to the committee’s deliberation in mid-July. This also eliminates the need for a club with low per capita giving to partner with other clubs as they have time to achieve qualification on their own.

Posted by Mark Kriebel on Jun 28, 2014

2016 Council on Legislation


Have you ever believed we need to change how we do things in Rotary?  Is there a modification of Rotary’s policies, procedures, or bylaws that you and your Club feel would make Rotary more effective and relevant?  Now is the time to propose a change; your next opportunity is not until 2017!

Posted by Cindy Kain on Jun 14, 2014

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Posted by Zoe Vandermeulen on Feb 05, 2014

Program Ideas for Sharing

Some programs that have been interesting to the Unidilla club are:

-Thomas Sears and Radu Cristea presented about Faces of Freedom, Lives of Courage a book they wrote of first-hand accounts of life and persecution in communist Romania.

-Spence and Judy Gridley have an excellent program on the Discover America trip that the foreign exchange students go on in the summer.

-Don and Janice Tuttle can present on our club's current matching grant project - an educational project in Lesotho, Africa

-and, this is more general, but our high school does a musical every year and we've been inviting the students to do a command performance of a song or two at our meetings.

I hope to hear of other potential presentations from other clubs.

Zoe Vandermeulen  zoe@unadillarotary.org

Posted by Lana Rouff on Oct 15, 2014


Foundation Minute for Week of October 20, 2014


from Lana Rouff


Posted by Cindy Kain on Aug 03, 2013

Thoughts from an Exchange Student about their year in the USA

Exchange is change. Sudden, brutal, beautiful, hurtful, amazing, unexpected, overwhelming and most of all: constant change. Change in country, language, lifestyle, friends, parents, houses, school… simply everything.

Exchange is realizing that everything you knew before was wrong, but also right in a way.
Posted by Cindy Kain on Jul 07, 2013

What's Going on in Your Club?

Does your club have news to share with the clubs around the district?
Would you like your fundraiser to appear on the District 7170 Calendar?
Would you like to promote something your club is doing with other clubs in your area or the entire district?
All this is possible through the use of our District 7170 website – and it’s easy. Just send all pertinent information (date, time, place, event, and cost – if any) to Cindy Kain at goddess48@aim.com.

Please allow a few days for posting on the web site.  

District Calendar
Foundation and Membership Seminar Doubletree Hotel
Oct 25, 2014
Waffles and Puppets Oct 25, 2014
Foundation Dinner Doubletree Hotel
Nov 02, 2014
DFC, DAC Meeting Nov 11, 2014 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
International Assembly Jan 18, 2015 - Jan 22, 2015
District Team Leadership Training Binghamton City Club
Feb 07, 2015
DFC, DAC Meeting Feb 12, 2015 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Pre-Pets Statler Hotel
Feb 17, 2015 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Pre-Pets TBA
Feb 19, 2015
Rotary Leadership Institute Mar 07, 2015
Multi-District PETS Mar 13, 2015 - Mar 14, 2015
District Training Assembly Mar 28, 2015
District Training Assembly Apr 18, 2015
DFC, DAC Meeting May 05, 2015 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM
District 7170 26th Annual District Conference May 15, 2015 12:00 PM - May 17, 2015
RI Convention Jun 05, 2015 - Jun 08, 2015
Pass the Gavel Dinner Binghamton City Club
Jun 18, 2015
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