Rotary District 7330
Southwest Pennsylvania, USA
November 4, 2018


Last week Rotary International notified Rotary Districts 7330 and 7300 that they will merge to form the new District 7305 effective on July 1, 2019.
The coming months will present many challenges as well as opportunities.  While this change will affect members who deal with District administration, Rotary Clubs and members should not notice much difference other than a greater plate of options for training and Rotary service.
Rest assured, your leadership team will honor the past as we embrace the future.  

Foundation Celebration

We will also be celebrating the present this month.  
  • On November 10th, a fun Caribbean-themed Foundation Celebration will take place and every single one of you is invited.  
  • Chairman Al DeLucia and his committee are working to make this foundation event a great success.  
  • In addition to relaxing music and flavorful food, there will be silent auction items and a live auction for a week at a Myrtle Beach oceanfront condo.  (You know, some smart person could wrap up his Christmas shopping before Veterans Day!  You can be that smart guy.)  
  • We also have a balloon game for those of you who enjoy taking a chance, but also like a sure thing.  Every balloon will be a winner (pretty good odds, right?) and some lucky guest will take home a diamond valued at $1,000.  There will also be a $100 cash prize and two Paul Harris Fellow awards.  For those who like to double down on winning, when you buy 5 balloons for $100, you’ll save off the individual price of $25 per balloon AND you will receive Rotary Foundation donor credit.  BOOM! 
  • Besides so many chances to be a winner, we’ll also have as our special guest, abracadabra…Magician Bill Gormont. Bill will amaze us with his tricks and inspire us with his message.  
Please join us for this special evening to benefit The Rotary Foundation.



Veterans Day

The following day is Veterans Day and I ask each of you to remember those who serve or have served in the military. Veterans and their families have sacrificed so that we all can enjoy our freedom.  Personally, I will find a quiet few moments to honor my father’s service, my husband’s service, and my son-in-law’s service.  They have stood the watch.

Mid-November will find Mike and I headed to Norfolk, Virginia for zone training.  In September, we said goodbye to Zones 28-29 friends and this month will find us meeting new friends in Zones 33-34.  
The new group has been incredibly welcoming and Director David Stovall and Director-Elect Stephanie Urchick will provide strong leadership to ease the transition.
Time flies when you’re having fun and I must admit, I am having fun!  Every day brings excitement and energy and yes, I drop into bed at night, but the satisfaction that comes from daring greatlyis pretty incredible. Thank you for this opportunity to lead our district as we do good in the world.

Need to Know Info:

November has been designated by Rotary International as Foundation month and Rotarians worldwide come together to support The Rotary Foundation.  
This organization was founded by Arch Klumph and based on the premise of Doing Good in the World

From the first donation of $26.50, our foundation has spent over $4.4 billion on projects that change lives. 

The missionof The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.  
Through your generous donations, we have
  • wiped out 99.9% of all polio cases.  Since 1985, Rotary members have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio. 
  • supported the training of peace fellows at six Rotary peace centers, where they earn master’s degrees or professional development certificates.  Since 2002, 1,162 fellows from more than 120 countries have participated.
  • supported district grants that support small-scale, short-term projects related to the Foundation’s mission.
  • provided global grants that support large-scale international activities that support Rotary’s six areas of focus.
Arch Klumph never said exactly how our Foundation should do good. However, he was very clear about what The Rotary Foundation should never do — and that is to build monuments of brick and stone. Instead, he envisioned his creation as one that would 
work upon immortal minds ... engraving something that will brighten all eternity.” 
His words inspired the early Rotarians who built our Foundation — not in brick and stone, but in lives, in health, in hope.
His legacy lives on today in every Rotarian who has ever carried out a grant project, hosted a scholar, immunized a child against polio, or made a contribution to our Foundation. It lives on in the millions who have benefited both directly and indirectly from the service projects completed by Rotarians in our communities and in the world.
Rotary provides each of us with extraordinary opportunities to do more in our own lives than many of us ever dreamed of doing. 

Committee Changes:

Special thanks to Hilary and Charles Richards for their efforts on behalf of the Youth Exchange Committee. 
Hilary has resigned and Ellen Cruse has stepped up to lead the committee.  

Cherie' Sears

District Governor


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