Rotary District 7330
Southwest Pennsylvania, USA
April 14, 2019           #20


NOUN: The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.


VERB: Fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.

Governor's Note

My Fellow Rotarians,
As District Conference plans are in full swing, I have been looking back over our year of Be the Inspiration.  Mike and I were at International Assembly in San Diego when the theme was announced about a year and a half ago.  
I remember the excitement as the logo flashed on the big screen in the auditorium and the crowd broke into thunderous applause.  This theme so succinctly summarized what Rotary is and what Rotarians do throughout the world.  
Rotary gives us the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.  
Rotarians do good in the world.  
As people of action, Rotary fills us with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.  
Throughout District 7330, I have been so impressed by the examples of Service Above Self that so many of you have provided over the past year.  
A number of you have dealt with some major issues since our time together began. Nevertheless, you have focused your energies on Rotary and you inspire me.  
  • Greensburg’s Mark Barnhart has again and again stepped up to help in so many ways. 
  • Washington’s Tom Drewitz has worked tirelessly to get our website up and running and to be my editor.  
  • Mount Pleasant’s Doug Hauser has overcome personal issues to successfully lead his club.  
  • McMurray’s Stephanie Urchick has been selected as a Rotary International Director.  
  • Johnstown’s Mary Berge was a facilitator at International Assembly.  
  • California’s Beth Baxter led an incredibly successful membership campaign.  
  • Colleen and George Wood have been planning our District Conference for over a year. 
  • DGN Al DeLucia hit the deck running in his leadership role.  
Every Rotarian in every club that I visited helped to make me feel welcome.  I could go on and on.  What so many District 7330 Rotarians have in common is their ability to inspire.  
You, my friends, truly have given life to our theme of Be the Inspiration and I will forever be grateful for your efforts.
Now, I hope you will join me as we celebrate at our District Conference. 
The focus will be on you!  
There will be time for camaraderie and inspiration. There will be time for lighthearted fun. There will be time for saying farewell and time for looking forward.  
You, my fellow Rotarians, are the heart and soul of this great organization. 
You make me proud to say I am a Rotarian.  
You help me to be more than I could ever be alone.  
You inspire me.

Need to Know Info

Every club can name a Paul Harris Fellow (District points will be used for these honors.)  Please let me know who your club would like to honor. The person can be a Rotarian or a non-Rotarian.
Presidential Citation applications can be completed through Rotary Club Central.  Get your information submitted so that your club is recognized for its good works.
District Conference—Be there or be square!  May 3-4 at Seven Springs.  Registration is open now.  We need YOUto make this the Last Best District Conference Ever!

Don’t Miss the District Conference

We are asking all of you to come join us for the “Last Best 7330 District Conference Ever.”
Ever means that as of July 1, District 7330 will no longer exist as we will become part of District 7305. Come and join the rest of your fellow Rotarians as we celebrate our history, our present and our future. 
There will be parties, delicious food, awards and great sessions.
On Friday evening, we will hold our gala dinner (in a brand-new room at the Springs).  Friday evening, we will honor our past governors and our presidents. Our Governors will make their last entrance as a group – these folks have given their time and their souls and a bit of their hearts to make Rotary better in our district.
The evening will feature a Rotary Foundation presentation that has not been seen in our district before – an induction to the Arch Klumpf Society. Don’t know what that is? Come join us for dinner.  The three top awards will be given out this evening.  Which clubs will be honored with a Crystal Citation? What club will go home with the coveted “Club of the Year?” And who will be the “Rotarian of the Year?”
Join us for the excitement! 
Following the award ceremony an after party will be held at Cherie’s Monkey Business Café. Presidents—bring those monkeys and enjoy an evening dedicated to our presidents.  

Prizes and surprise entertainment. 

On Saturday, the conference will open with a short memorial service remembering all the Rotarians our clubs have lost this year. The morning will continue with some great sessions.
Come meet our new 7305 Governor Jim Hahn – Jim will talk about our future and our clubs will talk about some great fundraising ideas. Some of our clubs are thinking a bit “out of the box.”
Before lunch, we will focus on “our kids” – the Interactors and Youth Exchange. Prepare to be amazed at these young people! 
Our lunch speaker is Marine Brigadier General Dave Papak. The General is from Monongahela and he not only does inspirational work but also gives an inspirational speech on “Character Matters.” 
Following lunch its GAME Time! If your club has not formed a team yet, get in touch with your Assistant Governor ASAP. Nothing too physical. It will be fun, I promise. There will be prizes!
Our evening’s festivities will start with Seven Spring’s mountain Bar-B-Q.  Lots of meat smoked and grilled (there will be vegetables too.) Watch as Cherie and DGE Jim Hahn exchange pins.
More awards for important things like the best newsletter, the best meal served during an official visit and few others. 
Our time together will conclude with a “Pre Cinqo de Mayo” party. Tequila, Tacos at Ten and a really great band from Uniontown called The Allies.
See you at the Springs in less than 20 days.
DEADLINES – Hotel Rooms – April 20th& Conference – April 26th.
Colleen & George

Cherie' Sears

District Governor

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