Rotary District 7330
Southwest Pennsylvania, USA
August 26, 2018   Issue 5

ONE EXTRA DEGREE

Have you noticed people who just seem to excel at whatever they attempt?  We think they are so lucky, talented, golden, chosen, gifted.  
 
Einstein, Edison, Dyson, Michael Jordan, Mark Cuban, Venus Williams, Jeff Bezos, J.K. Rowling—just blessed?  Hardly.  These superstars in their fields have attributed their success to good, old-fashioned hard work.  They were will to keep going when others got tired and gave up.  
 
Have you heard how WD 40 got its name?  Water Displacement:  Formula 40.  It took 40 tries to get it right!  What if the inventors had quit after the 2nd, 3rd, or 39th try?  What a squeaky world it would be!
 
During District Assembly earlier this year, PDG and Membership Co-Chair Mary Berge shared the POWER OF 212 with presidents-elect from around our district.  
At 211 degrees, water is hot.  At 212 degrees, it boils.  And with boiling water comes steam.  And with steam, you can power a train.  Just one extra degree makes all the difference.
 

DREAM TEAM—BE 212

Some will ask what does any of that have to do with us?  Others know, because that’s how they approach life.  Whether it be work, family, or Rotary, some people see challenges as opportunities and they strive to do more.  
 
In A League of Their Own, Coach Jimmy Dugan played by Tom Hanks, summed it up when he said, “It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great.”
 
Earlier this year to demonstrate my commitment to leading by example, I decided to get out of my comfort zone and face my fear of heights by going skydiving.  My stomach churned as I looked down from the open plane door, but once out, what an incredible feeling!  
 
This week, my home club of California also made a leap of faith.  We submitted paperwork for a satellite club with fifteen charter members.  Most are under the age of 40 and cannot attend a breakfast meeting.  The club chose to use Rotary International’s flexibility to attract new members.  Their excitement and enthusiasm is inspirational!
 
So Dream Team, I am asking each of you to try just a little harder this year.  Don’t worry about coming up short.  BE 212.
 

Need to Know Info

Now that the membership directory is available online, please do not use it to solicit business or make it available to those outside of District 7330.

Help Wanted

The Youth Exchange Committee is looking for an Outbound Coordinator.  The Outbound Coordinator is responsible for the following:
  1. Send preliminary applications
  2. Contact local club regarding willingness to sponsor 
  3. Oversees application process from Preliminary to Complete
  4. Assembles and submits completed application to ESSEX database.
If you are interested in getting involved with the exciting Youth Exchange program, please contact Chair Hilary Richards at youthexchange7330chair@gmail.com

Mark your calendars:

    10/20:  One Rotary Summit—fall training for all Rotarians
    11/10:  Foundation Celebration—In honor of International President Barry Rassin, we will have a Caribbean-themed event.   Chair Al DeLucia knows how to put the FUN in fundraising!   

 

Around the District

 
 
Fair warning:  Rotary Club of Johnstown has set its sights on Club of the Year. #goals, #betheinspiration
Rotary Club of Richland Township shared plans for their pancake breakfast during Cherie’s visit.  #monkey7330, #lovetheirenthusiasm

Cherie' Sears

District Governor

OUR EVENTS

Oct 20, 2018 
 
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May 03 - 04, 2019
Dick Bosserman announced that his organization, the Cambria County Association for the Blind, will purchase a solar suitcase since its Ebensburg factory provides jobs for a number of people who make accessories for the solar industry.  #wecaresolarsuitcases, #betheinspiration
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