Hi Everyone,
Happy February!
February is Rotary Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month.  February 23 is also the 116th anniversary of the first meeting held by Rotary. The special day is now designated as World Understanding and Peace Day.
Rotary International Director and the Chair of the RI Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force will be speaking at the Rochester Rotary Club on February 23. If you are available, I encourage you to attend this opportune lunchtime Zoom meeting.
During the month of February, clubs may want to arrange international speakers, arrange discussions on global issues, invite youth exchange students (this year YE alumni), former Group Exchange team members, and members of the Rotary District Friendship Exchange.
It is also a time to emphasize international initiatives like Polio Plus and to contribute to the Rotary Foundation.
Speaking of the Rotary Foundation, the first District Grants Management Seminar for this Rotary year is scheduled for Saturday, February 27 at 9:30 AM.  Please contact District Foundation Tom Rogers at trogers@frontiernet.net  for the Zoom link if you wish to attend.
Thank you all for hanging in there during this challenging Rotary year.
We will continue to send out communications of seminars and activities to participate in.
Please contact me if you have any questions and concerns. I am also available to join your meeting with a District Governor update. Please see my contact information, as well a calendar of upcoming events for your reference.
Yours in Rotary,
District Governor 2020-2021
District 7120
585-354-5259 (cell)
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Calendar of events from February-May, 2021
February 12-Comedy Night Live fundraiser for participating clubs
February 22-Multi District Membership Seminar: “Young people, It is time to stretch and listen”
February 23-Rochester Rotary Club: RI Director, Valarie Wafer presentation on the RI DEI Task Force
February 27- Grants Management Seminar
March 2- Grants Management Seminar
March 19-20- Empire Multi District President Elect Training (MD PETS)
April 10 - District Training Assembly
April 24-Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup Project
May 8-District Conference