This is how you may have helped the Rotary Foundation

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From left: Dawn Vavala, Nina and John Mucha.

For those members of our club who helped underwrite the purchase of “Rotary Serving Humanity” T-shirts, you were part of something big.

Dawn Vavala, who supplies our Rotary-emblazoned clothing and other items, reports:

Thanks to everyone who helped raise $5,100 for the Rotary Foundation by buying and selling ‘Rotary Serving Humanity’ T-shirts.

“We were able to present this check to Susan Austin [chair of the District Rotary Foundation Committee] at the Rotary birthday party on Friday night. A huge thanks to Nina Mucha and District Governor John Mucha for letting all the clubs know all about them, and [District Treasurer] Richard A. Griesche for keeping all the finances straight.”

And, Dawn noted, “SRC Rotary definitely wins for the club who bought the most. Thank you, SRC Rotary!”


 


Rotary webinars for business and service

screen-shot-2017-01-17-at-7-22-05-pmEach year, Rotary provides its members with a series of free webinars — online seminars — geared toward improving members efforts in business as well as in their efforts through membership in Rotary.

A full description of each 60-minute webinar, and how to register, is available here. Meanwhile, here is the list of upcoming events:

GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH EMAIL AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Simple marketing strategies for small business & nonprofits
Wednesday, January 18, noon to 1 p.m.

GYB DIGITAL MARKETING TRENDS IN 2017
For small businesses and non-profits
Tuesday, January 31, 2 to 3 p.m.

DRIVE NEW BUSINESS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
Guide to successful social media marketing
Wednesday, February 15, noon to 1 p.m.

SIMPLE STRATEGIES FOR BETTER EVENT MARKETING
You have a great event. Now, let’s get more people there
Tuesday, February 28, 2 to 3 p.m.

THE POWER OF THE INBOX
Email, the absolute best communication tool
Wednesday, March 15,  noon to 1 p.m.

STANDOUT SUBJECT LINES
Email: Get open, get read, get results
Tuesday, March 28, 2 to 3 p.m.

LOOK GREAT IN THE INBOX
The 7 “don’ts” of email design
Wednesday, April 5, noon to 1 p.m.

CONTENT MARKETING: WHAT TO SAY, HOW TO SAY IT
Using words and images to craft your email messages
Tuesday, April 18, 2 to 3 p.m.

GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH EMAIL AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Simple marketing strategies for small business & nonprofits
Wednesday, May 3, noon to 1 p.m.

DRIVE NEW BUSINESS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
Guide to successful social media marketing
Tuesday, May 16, 2 to 3 p.m.

MEASURING YOUR MARKETING
Using reports and analytics to evaluate your marketing campaign
Wednesday, May 31, noon to 1 p.m.

SIMPLE STRATEGIES FOR BETTER EVENT MARKETING
You have a great event. Now, let’s get more people there
Tuesday, June 2, 2 to 3 p.m.

LOOK GREAT IN THE INBOX
The 7 “don’ts” of email design
Wednesday, June 28, noon to 1 p.m.


 

Healing our first little heart in Romania

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A mother and son share a joyous moment.

Many Rotarians tend to think of Gift of Life as working exclusively to bring children to the U.S. for lifesaving surgery that is difficult or impossible to find in their own countries.

However, there is another side to GOL: medical missions abroad.

Currently, a District 7190 GOL effort is under way in tandem with partners Save A Child’s Heart, ICHF, the pediatric cardiac team from Albany Medical Center, Rotarians from Romania and elsewhere, and the Romanian Pediatric Cardiac Team at Grigore Alexandrescu Hospital in the capital city of Bucharest.

It is the first-ever pediatric cardiac surgery at the center. The patient, Mihai, and his mom quietly celebrate his successful surgery in the photo above. Below, the Capital Region team and GOL officials pose on the steps of Albany Med before the team departed for Romania.

Here are some other on-site images of medical care given by the team, courtesy of team member Deb Edberg Boel, a registered nurse and daughter of SRC honorary member Russ Edberg.

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RI membership webinar registration open

Webinar LogoAugust is Rotary’s “Membership and New Club Development Month,” a time when it recognizes our members and the work they do with clubs in our communities and around the world.

One way of getting involved is to sign up for a webinar featuring Haresh Ramchandani, governor of District 7020 in the Caribbean. His topic: “Revitalize and Rethink Your Rotary Club: Crafting Your Member Experience.”

The webinar will begin at noon Wednesday, August, 24.  It will include new ideas and options for clubs since the 2016 Council on Legislation’s decisions, along with examples that clubs are now trying. It  will end with a question-and-answer session with Ramchandani.

Click here to register.