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Rotary & The United Nations: Together in History

Celebrating 75 Years of Joint International Service

The United Nations (UN) serves as a global forum where countries raise and discuss the most difficult issues, including problems of health, climate, education and peace. Since helping to charter the United Nations in 1945, Rotarians and the United Nations have worked together toward peace and addressing humanitarian issues worldwide.

In September 2020, the United Nations reaffirmed its commitment to leave no-one behind, protect our planet, promote peace, engage young people and be better prepared for future crises. These are opportunities for us to take action.

On 10 April 2021, join people of action from around the world for an online event “75 Years of Action,” celebrating Rotarians’ lasting support of the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals.

This event- a live premier of reflections and flash talks with first-hand experiences- will emphasize UN officials and Rotarians’ shared values and ongoing history of empowering and connecting people to opportunities through a series of flash talks and brief discussions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!!

2021 District Conference

 

Come join us!

We are excited to be your guides as we set out exploring new opportunities together. Our path will take us into a world of leadership, learning, fellowship and fun! All from the comfort of your own home!

This exciting adventure will also include the opportunity to join with fellow Rotarians safely in service throughout the three districts!

Join together with us in our exploration.

REGISTER TODAY!!

District Development on Strategic Planning

Did you miss the District Development session on Strategic Planning? Click here to watch the video! 
 
 
 

District Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Because it is the Right Thing To Do!

Is your Rotary Club looking for more members?

Members that will do the work of Rotary.

Let me share a focus for your club moving forward.

Rotary International has established a Taskforce for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

 
District 7390 is forming a new committee to assist clubs with growth through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. If you are interested in joining this committee please email PDG Dennis Zubler, dennis.zubler@gmail.com 
 
A top priority for Rotary is growing and diversifying our membership to make sure we reflect the communities we serve and are inclusive of all cultures, experiences, and identities. We're creating an organization that is more open and inclusive, fair to all, builds goodwill, and benefits our communities.
 
To help us achieve our goal, the RI Board of Directors passed a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement: As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
 
Rotary will cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which people from underrepresented groups have greater opportunities to participate as members and leaders. Making diversity, equity, and inclusion a priority is everyone's responsibility — from Rotary members to staff at the Secretariat.
 
 

New GRANTS Available

New District Grants Available
To better assist clubs that are experiencing financial hardship or have not completed a club project in the last two years, the District Club Grants Committee has established two new grant opportunities for Rotary District 7390 Clubs.
 
Pre-Funded District Club Grants provide Rotary District 7390 Clubs with advanced funding for a District Club Grant (DCG) that may not otherwise have the financial resources to fully fund a DCG up front. Clubs showing financial need may request up to $2,500 in DCG funding.
 
District Micro Grants of $500 is available for clubs that are experiencing financial difficulties and have not completed a District or Global in the last two years.
 
For more information and the applications to apply, please click here. DG John Anthony and District Grant Committee Co-Chair Amy Spotts also discuss these two new grants in the 2/26 VLOG.  
 
 

Paradise Club of Rotary Biggest Losers for a Good Cause

Dr. Dave Zuilkoski, President, and Dr. Erik Orndorff, President-Elect, of the Paradise Club of Rotary in Lancaster County have decided to “put their money where their bellies are” when it came to charitable fundraising ideas during this COVID pandemic!  Dr. Z and Dr. O are superintendents of the Conestoga Valley School District, and Pequea Valley School District, respectively.  Knowing that in-person fundraising events were limited or non-existent per safety guidelines, they looked no further than each other for inspiration.
 
“We both knew we could lose a few pounds and figured out a way to have a healthy competition that would benefit our local charities,” Dr. Z stated.  Dr. O added, “we’ve never taken ourselves too seriously, so putting ourselves out there for a weight loss challenge was a great way to get funds and food for our local charities.”  Conestoga Valley Christian Community Services (CVCCS) in Conestoga Valley, and The Factory Ministries in Pequea Valley are two local organizations that help those in need, to include a food pantry at both locations.
 
The premise of the local “Biggest Loser: CV v PV” is that for every pound that Dr. Z or Dr. O lose, people can sponsor them either monetarily or with food items.  For example, people can donate a per pound amount (i.e., $1 per pound lost, or one food item per pound lost), or can make a straight fixed amount donation (i.e., $25 or a bag of groceries).  This 90-day challenge began on February 1, with the final weigh-in being held on April 30.  So far, it’s been nip and tuck!  (No pun intended!)
 
In addition to this Rotary-sponsored event, both school districts have opened up the weight loss program to their faculty and staff and have made it part of their respective wellness programs.  The partnership between the Paradise Club and the local school districts is beneficial to both the charitable organizations and the individuals in the two districts!
 
For more information, check out the introductory video or visit the two districts’ website to find out how you can donate to make a difference!

Hike 4 Polio

Service Activities Page on the District Website

 
If the video does not appear, please click here to view it. 
 
We are gathering information on service activities that have taken place in the District or that your club is planning to complete. The projects will be listed on this page and will not be taken off. This page will showcase the good works of Rotarians and Rotary Clubs in District 7390!
 
Submit your service activity information today by clicking here
 

Special Deal for Donations to PolioPlus

As you know, the eradication of Polio is Rotary International's number one promise to the world. It is our largest global project. We have made much progress over the years, and there is still much to be done. The infrastructure of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (of which RI is a partner) has most recently been used to combat COVID. Now, countries around the world are re-instituting Polio vaccinations for their children. And Rotary is there to help.

But it is intuitively obvious to the most casual observer that the effort needs money in order to keep going. So, I am asking you to make a special donation of at least $100 to the PolioPlus Fund. This would be over and above your normal annual donation to PolioPlus.

And, if you do so, I will personally mail you an official US Mint one dollar coin which commemorates the discovery of the Polio vaccine. Join members of my club who have already made a special contribution to PolioPlus.

Here is how you do it. Select endpolo.org or myrotary.org. After you sign it, look in the upper right hand corner of the home page. Click that button and follow the easy-to-understand instructions. You will get Paul Harris points AND, more importantly, you will join thousands of Rotarians across the world in eradicating a horrible disease.

To get the coin, just email me the receipt you receive from TRF at pdgjohn2015@gmail.com and I will get the coin in the mail to you, with my personal thanks. Oh. And this offer is limited to the first seventy-seven people who respond. That's all the coins I have left.

Join us in Rotary's number one mission! And thank you.
 
John Kramb
Past District Governor
District 7390 Rotary Foundation Chair
 

Check our our Member Spotlight on the D7390 Rotary Blog!

This weeks District Blog features PDG Ben Hoover who is celebrating his 50th Rotary anniversary as a 3rd Generation Rotarian.  You will be inspired by Ben’s incredible life of service and all the opportunities that enriched Ben’s life as a result of his time with Rotary.  Read more at:  https://wordpress.com/view/d7390rotaryblog.wordpress.com

Ride for the Community - May 8

 

Click here to register today!! 

Rotary Veterans Initiative Seeking Mentors

The Rotary Veterans Initiative is looking for mentors in the following fields:  Business Administration and its Supply Chain Management component and the Franchise Business, and a Physician.
 
Mentors can be from our network of district Rotarians or from their friends and acquaintances that may be experts in these areas.  Please contact PDG Alden Cunningham at amccjc2@gmail.com if you can mentor or have anyone that has agreed to be a mentor for a student veteran from Harrisburg Community College.  Thank you.
Upcoming Events
World Water Day
Mar 22, 2021
 
Rotary Means Business
Mar 24, 2021
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 
Grant Committee Meeting
Zoom
Apr 05, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Rotary Day at the United Nations
Virtual Event
Apr 10, 2021
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Leadership Meeting
Zoom
Apr 13, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Earth Day
Apr 22, 2021
 
District Conference
Virtual Event
Apr 30, 2021 – May 02, 2021
 
Grant Committee Meeting
Zoom
May 03, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 
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