Posted by Una Martone on Mar 29, 2018
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
Spring is in the air… well, somewhat.  Nonetheless, Rotarians, Rotary Clubs, and Rotary District 7390 are springing into action.  Our energy can overcome the cold, wet, even snowy weather!
 
In an all new approach to grant training, District 7390 unveiled an ONLINE GRANT TRAINING module today.   All Rotary Clubs in the district are invited to become QUALIFIED to apply for a grant during the upcoming Rotary year.  Through the ONLINE GRANT TRAINING, at least one member of that club must watch all three grant training videos and then complete a quiz related to The Rotary Foundation, District Club Grants, and Global Grants.  A successful score is 7 out of 10 correct answers.  All of the details and directions are found on the district website at this link: http://www.rotary7390.org/sitepage/grant-training.  Many thanks to the team who turned this idea into reality.  Led by Past District Governor & District Rotary Foundation Chair John Kramb, the team included Nigel Foundling, Cher Kondor, Bob McClenathan, District Governor Elect John May, and Amy Spotts.  Thank you all for your hard work, your creativity, and your expertise.  It is our hope that more clubs become qualified.  More qualified clubs means that more projects can benefit our local communities and the world!  And let’s not forget, the more people who contribute to The Rotary Foundation, the more District 7390 gains back, three years later, to support the projects of YOUR CLUBS.
 
In other exciting news, the District Wide Day of Service this Saturday, April 21.  Kudos to everyone who has already participated in tree planting, street cleaning, and other projects in their communities and good luck to everyone who is planning to participate on Saturday and in the coming weeks.  Please send photos of Rotarians in action.  I would love to share and recognize all of the localized efforts as part of the collective event.
 
Finally, as you know, the District Conference is scheduled for Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28.  Registration is still open and registration by individual day or by dinner only is a great option for those who can’t make the whole event.  I can promise you now that there will be fun, education, inspiration, surprises, and opportunities to create many Rotary moments with great friends, and friends that you haven’t met yet.  A special (super) gift will be provided to everyone who attends.  The dinner and awards celebration on Saturday night will include prizes for the best dressed Super Heroes.  Come in costume ~ spandex with caution!  For full details and to register, click on this link: http://rotary7390.org/event/district-conference-1/ 
 
Thank you for MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Una Martone
2017/18 District Governor
Rotary District 7390