We meet Tuesdays at 12:15

  The American Foundry
  246 W. Seneca St.
  Oswego, NY 13126
  United States

Join Us for lunch - at the

American Foundry   in Oswego, NY.

Visitors are Welcome !

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Our Members

Club Membership Listing

Club President

Danielle Hayden

Club Secretary

Mark Dufore

Club Treasurer

Ann Seifried

Club Foundation Chair

David Granoff

Club Membership Chair

Vernon Tryon

   Club Phone: 315 438-8658

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The Oswego Rotary Club

was founded March 27, 1927

and is a local community

organization serving the

the Greater Oswego Area. The

Club is chartered by Rotary

International, and is a Member

of District 7150 in Central

New York. Club membership

is open to all individuals

regardless of race, creed,

nationality or gender,

and Visitors are encouraged

to join us at our weekly

Tuesday luncheon meetings.

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Upcoming Events


Saturday, May 6th, 2017 @ the American Foundry !!!

We're doing it again but with a twist ! It's Kentucky Derby day and we're celebrating the Derby with specialty drinks, snacks and the race on the big screen followed by a buffet and the Not To Far From Home Comedy Show. Tickets are $25 each.....coming soon. For now, SAVE THE DATE ! Proceeds will benefit Oswego Rotary Scholarships and Community Projects.

Rotary in the World

As Rotary International begins its Second Century of Service, take a look back at ALL the Good Works that Rotary has done in the past 100 years !

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Rotary to premiere latest virtual reality filmRotary to premiere latest virtual reality film05/04/2017 10:15 AM  Following the success of its first virtual reality film, released in October, Rotary is working with Google's virtual reality team to offer an experience that showcases the impact of compassion to a global audience. We're producing a three-minute virtual reality film that emphasizes the two themes of polio and peace, and how Rotary's work to eradicate the disease is increasing stability across the world. We'll premiere the film on 13 June during the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It will be widely released in time for World Polio Day on 24 October. We invite...

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Rotary Support Center certified as Center of ExcellenceRotary Support Center certified as Center of Excellence04/27/2017 09:00 AM  The Rotary Support Center has earned BenchmarkPortal's certification as a Center of Excellence, a noted designation in the customer service and support industry. The certification puts Rotary's Support Center in the top 10 percent of industry peers that requested evaluation by BenchmarkPortal. The Rotary Support Center received nearly 50,000 phone calls and 84,000 email requests for help last year. "I am so proud and happy to have such a great team who continue to reach higher levels of performance and break new records and exceed the goals," says Howard Henry, Support Center manager. "This...

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Piano teacher leaves more than $1 million to RotaryPiano teacher leaves more than $1 million to Rotary04/18/2017 01:30 PM  Helen Ruddock of Suffolk, England, promoted the goals and values of Rotary through her leadership, service, and integrity. The Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom received the generous donation from Helen Ruddock of Suffolk, England. Her only connections to Rotary had been an introduction to the Foundation, arranged by a member of the Rotary Club of Halstead, Essex, England, and a shared passion for improving the lives of others. Mrs. Ruddock, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 96, bequeathed more than $1 million to support Rotary’s efforts to provide clean water and sanitation...

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Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgradeFive years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade03/29/2017 01:15 PM  When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...

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Rotary International Board adopts new zone structureRotary International Board adopts new zone structure02/17/2017 11:45 AM  At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...

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Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projectsCentennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects01/10/2017 10:45 AM  Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.

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Convention: Southern hospitalityConvention: Southern hospitality01/01/2017 01:15 PM  The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...

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Member spotlight: The power of the pressMember spotlight: The power of the press01/01/2017 01:15 PM  When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...

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Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand womanMember interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman01/01/2017 01:15 PM  Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...

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The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moonThe Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon01/01/2017 01:00 PM  One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....

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Rotary Foundation

End Polio NOW

Eradicate Polio by

Contributing to the Rotary

Foundation NOW

With 100% Member

Participation, Oswego Rotary

has been Named an EREY CLUB

in 2 of the Past 3 Years !

Rotary International Named

World's Outstanding Foundation

in 2016 !

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