OSWEGO — The Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center will be the site of the Rotary District 7150 District Conference on Oct. 19.

Former Assistant District Governor and district conference committee chair, Jenny Doane, said she is excited to have Oswego host this year’s conference.

“We are so lucky to have found the Event and Conference Center for this year’s conference,” said Doane.   “It’s a lovely venue.”

This year’s conference speakers will address communication, connection and collaboration between the forty-two Rotary clubs in our district.

Mayor Billy Barlow will give a welcome on Saturday morning and the keynote speaker for Saturday evening will be Dr. Rodman King, chief diversity and inclusion officer for SUNY Oswego and the chair of the Campus-City Relations Committee for SUNY Oswego and the city of Oswego.

Saturday afternoon Rotarians and their guest have some free time to visit Safe Haven and the grounds of Fort Ontario, plus a visit to the Children’s Museum of Oswego is planned. Dinner in the evening will be Halloween themed, so many will turn out in costumes.

Rotary is a 114-year-old not-for-profit organization dedicated to enriching lives worldwide. Their international campaign for the past 30 years has been focused on the eradication polio, and they are almost there. Just two countries remain with cases of polio, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The “Pennies for Polio” campaign will be offered in several bars and restaurants in the Oswego area the week of the Rotary district conference where a portion of purchases is being donated to the polio eradication effort. To learn more about our Rotary International eradication effort go to www.Rotary.org.

To find out how you can join your local Oswego Rotary Club, go to their Facebook page online or attend a meeting.  Oswego Rotary meets at noon every Tuesday at The American Foundry in Oswego.  Oswego Sunrise Rotary meets every Thursday at 6:30 a.m. at the Oswego Tea Company.

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