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District 7390 News and Events

On April 25th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake erupted in Nepal. It was caused by a sudden thrust along a major fault line where the Indian Plate, carrying India, is diving underneath the Eurasian Plate, carrying much of Europe and Asia. The Nepal capital, Kathmandu, reportedly shifted 10 feet to the south in 30 seconds. Along with many aftershocks, a 7.3 magnitude quake hit the same fault line on May 12th. The human and property devastation is extensive: As of May 5th, over 8,000 deaths, over 23,000 seriously injured, 2.8 million homeless including 1.7 million children; in the rural areas, 200,000 homes completely collapsed, with an equal number seriously damaged; plus extensive loss of livestock and crops throughout the area. A caste system creates wide social and economic gaps throughout many aspects of Nepal’s society, and poor indigenous populations have been some of the most affected by this destructive act of nature.
 
At our District Conference on May 2nd, Rotarians rose to the challenge to help Nepal. Bill Harkey, Rotary Club of Carlisle, offered to match the first $5,000.00 raised by Rotarians. This challenge was met within a few hours. Over the next week, our District raised over $38,000.00. District leadership moved quickly to establish contact with Nepal. DG John Judson, DGE John Kramb, DGN Kevin Cogen, District Disaster Response Chairs Peg Sennett and Rick Coplen, along with Rotarians Bill Harkey (Carlisle) and Elliott Weinstein (York) conducted a conference call with D3292 in Nepal, and established communications with DG Rabindra Piya and DGE Keshav Kunwar. Rotarian Elliott Weinstein’s son, Josh, and daughter-in-law, Sarah, currently live in Kathmandu; they reached out to D3292 offering their assistance as liaisons between our two districts and are offering their knowledge in the engineering and the non-profit disaster relief fields. 
 
 
 
District 7390 Pins are for sale for $2 each. Please contact the District Office to place an order. 
All T-shirts are blue and come in sizes Small to 2XL. Pictured to the left is the back of the shirt. The front has the Rotary Logo on the right chest. Shirts are $10 each. Please contact the District Office at 717-854-7842 or office@rotary7390.org to place orders. Cash, Check and Credit Card payments will be accepted. The orders can be shipped directly to you for a minimal fee. 
 
 

 
 
 

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Rotary District 7390 | 515 South George St. | York, PA | 17401-2723
Phone: 717-854-7842 | Fax: 717-854-6938