Rotary members are dedicated to causes that build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world. These causes are defined by Rotary’s seven Areas of Focus.
Trumansburg Rotary's Area of Focus for April is the Environment.
Join Trumansburg Rotary members in April as we help to protect the environment with our clean-up efforts and tree planting along the front of the Fairgrounds. Dates will be posted.
Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever. As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. Rotary members have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $10 billion to the effort. Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.
Today, over 70 million people are displaced as a result of conflict, violence, persecution, and human rights violations. Half of them are children.We refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts. Rotary creates environments of peaceAs a humanitarian organization, peace is a cornerstone of our mission. We believe when people work to create peace in their communities, that change can have a global effect. By carrying out service projects and supporting peace fellowships and scholarships, our members take action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, discrimination, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources. Our commitment to peacebuilding today answers new challenges: how we can make the greatest possible impact and how we can achieve our vision of lasting change. We are approaching the concept of peace with greater cohesion and inclusivity, broadening the scope of what we mean by peacebuilding, and finding more ways for people to get involved. Rotary creates environments where peace can happen.
We believe good health care is everyone’s right. Yet 400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care.Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to us. We lead efforts both large and small. We set up temporary clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in underserved communities struggling with outbreaks and health care access. We design and build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients, and governments to work together. Our members combat diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and polio. Prevention is important, which is why we also focus on health education and bringing people routine hearing, vision, and dental care.
HOW ROTARY MAKES HELP HAPPENWe educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases. Rotary members have hundreds of health projects underway around the world at any given time.
Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life.When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.
HOW ROTARY MAKES HELP HAPPENThrough water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs, Rotary’s people of action mobilize resources, form partnerships, and invest in infrastructure and training that yield long-term change.
More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.
HOW ROTARY MAKES HELP HAPPENWe take action to empower educators to inspire learning at all ages.
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts: Projector and computer
Trumansburg Middle School: provided 22 sets of binoculars for field study.
Trumansburg School District: Robotics Team, travel and research funding.
Extramural Football: travel funding for students
Ulysses Christmas Bureau: Annually adopt a family to provide clothing, gifts, and food.
Big friend/Middle Friend
Annual Chris Bond run athletic scholarship and athletic funding support.
Ulysses Philomathic Library: business library, solar panels?
Trumansburg Youth Bureau: summer family film series
Trumansburg Farmer's Market: music series
TST BOCES: annual scholarship
Adopt-a-Highway - Route 96 road clean-up
Scholar from Armenia's study at the London School of Economics
Owego Flooding: In the wake of extreme flooding in Owego, and working with the Owego Rotary Club, the Trumansburg club sent food and cleaning suppies and also helped a single mom whoe house was under 4 feet of water; we replaced her home's sheetrock and heating system.
Superstorm Sandy relief
Nepal Project: With generous support from local Rotary clubs and the Rotary Foundation, and working with a Rotary club in Kathmandu, Nepal and Educate the Children, provided 551 home lavatories and health training, increasing size of project when a series of earthquakes demolished existing lavatories. Total donation: $44,000+
Polio Plus: Rotary's successful international polio eradication program.
Exchange Students: Inbound and outbound, dozens over the years.
Ecuadorian Prosthetics Clinic: Provided start-up support for clinic, now up and running on its own, under the aegis of former Tburg Rotary Club member Bob Frank.
Nigeria: project we helped support that Mary Bouchard introduced to us in Nigeria? p is this the World Vision soccer ball program?
South Africa Textbooks: collected and shipped thousands of pounds of textbooks from local school districts to districts in South Africa.
Shelter Box Foundation: provide shelter boxes to international disaster areas.