Rotary District 7330
Southwest Pennsylvania, USA
District Newsletter #7 - September 25, 2018

¼ Down, ¾ to Go

Dream Team, our Rotary Year of Being the Inspiration is 25% over!  
Since July 1, my life has been incredibly hectic—both Rotary and work have me double timing.  Don’t misunderstand—I’m not complaining.  Life is incredibly good!  When I say hectic, I don’t mean just busy.  Rather, I mean my days are full of action and accomplishment. 
I have visited most of your clubs and I’m looking forward to meeting with the rest of you.  
The good works performed by Rotarians throughout our district truly do make our towns and our world better places to live.  
  • The McMurray and Washington clubs are collaborating to help an afterschool youth program at the LeMoyne Community Center.  
  • Latrobe Rotarians meet to pack backpacks to provide children with food for weekends.  
  • Belle Vernon, Conemaugh Township, Richland Township, Blairsville, and Johnstown are working to make the Rails to Trails areas that run through our district better. 
  • Somerset Rotary honored every soul lost on 911 with a flag placed near the turnpike exit.  
  • Numerous clubs have supported the solar suitcase project.
  • California Rotary-Sunset satellite club installed twelve new members this week.  
  • Fundraisers from golf outings to trike races to cash bashes to calendars are raising dollars to support club projects that benefit others.
So how are you using your time and how do you keep moving forward?  
Do you know someone who is always late and ready with an excuse—work, other people, personal commitments... always the victim, the person is quick to blame others for the why things aren’t done? 
With our year one quarter of the way over, we need to maintain our motivation and perseverance.  
There will always be naysayers who see impossibilities.  Don’t listen to them.  Look for the possibilities and surround yourself with positive people.  
As I have traveled Routes 88, 219, 40, 22, 30, and Interstates 70, 79, and 76, and many narrow stretches in between,
I have met so many of you who take on challenges with a sense of determination and a work ethic that pushes you to succeed.  For example, our district membership co-chair Sara Fenimore is one of those people. Sara, a mother of six children, is recovering from surgery to remove cancer.  Her oldest daughter is currently serving in the military and told her that some of her fellow soldiers never got mail.  Sara decided to change that and recently organized a very successful drive to send packages to those soldiers overseas.  
I remember Past RI President Chuck Keller used to say, he joined Rotary because he thought they were a pretty good bunch of people.  District 7330 Rotarians, you’re a pretty good bunch of people.  
Thank you for inspiring me!

Need to Know Info:

Congratulations to the following clubs for receiving the 2017-18 Presidential Citation:



            Mount Pleasant


  • Calling All PDGs—In an effort to improve communications within our district, past district governors will soon be invited to the first meeting of the PDG forum.  Please provide feedback to DG Cherie at what day/time would be best for you.  
  • Rotary Leadership Institute—October 6, 2018, Greensburg. Register at  District will reimburse $50.  Excellent opportunity to deepen your knowledge of Rotary and have fun!
  • One Rotary Summit—October 20, 2018, California University of PA Convocation Center.  Join with other district Rotarians for breakfast and to exchange ideas about membership, foundation, and public image.
  • Interact Symposium—October 20, 2018, Derry Area High School, 10 -2. 
  • Foundation Celebration—Get ready for Changes in Attitudes/Changes in Latitudes as we raise funds for The Rotary Foundation. Start planning your resort chic outfit!
  • World Affairs Institute for Student Leaders—November 30, 2018, Senator John Heinz History Center.  This year’s conference will mark the 48thyear of collaboration between Rotary and the World Affairs Council to engage high school students in key issues in international affairs so that they can understand and think critically about their world.  
  • District Conference—Safari on the Mountain, May 3-4, 2019, Seven Springs. Flying monkeys, friendly competitions, inspiration, and even a free lunch.  Bring 4 for Saturday lunch, get 4 more lunches free!  BOOM!

Around the District

FYI Johnstown and McMurray:  Somerset Rotary also has its sights on Club of the Year.  From left:  Past District Governor Ron Aldom, DG Cherie, President Michael Kuhn, Past District Governor John Fiesta, and Assistant Governor Miguel Saviroff.
Roty received a warm welcome at the Rotary Club of Latrobe.  President Jerry Supko even let Roty hold the gavel. 
FYI Johnstown, Somerset, and McMurray (and others up to the challenge)—Latrobe wants a Club of the Year repeat.
Rotary is rockin’ California!  President Beth Baxter inducted charter members of the newly formed Rotary Club of California-Sunset, who inspired us as they each shared why they joined Rotary. 

Cherie' Sears

District Governor


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