District 7390 News and Events
Dear Rotarians,
 
Rotary celebrates October as “Economic and Community Development Month.” With so many problems in the world in the headlines, Rotarians often feel the need and answer the call to help solve these problems, either through global grants in the Six Areas of Focus or special appeals to alleviate the destruction from floods or earthquakes. District 7390 has done so in many instances such as in Nepal, New Orleans, and currently in Ecuador. But Rotarians also turn their attention to the needs of their local communities where help is also needed at food banks, literacy initiatives, and medical attention. One way to assist in these local projects is through Club Foundation Grants (CFGs). CFGs match club investments in projects (usually up to $2500 for a $5000 project) from District 7390 funds which are returned to the district through annual donations to The Rotary Foundation. As I read through this year’s projects, I marvel at the imagination and efforts that our district Rotarians are bringing to our communities such as 3rd grade dictionaries, a fire suppression system for a café that serves the needy, a YWCA lobby renovation, free books, backpacks for school children, bed frames for a rescue mission, and park benches. All of these projects and many more are at work making our communities better places to live. Club Foundation Grants are applied for in May. That is why now is the time to begin to assess the needs of your community through local officials and agencies that can benefit from your early planning. CFGs can also be used for international projects. This year 28 of our 45 District 7390 clubs are taking part in CFGs for as little as $500 invested. To learn more about CFGs, go to http://rotary7390.org/Page/grants and see how to apply. And while we are on the topic of communities, April 22 is Earth Day as well as our District Community Service Day. It is hoped that all Rotarians, their families and friends in our district will get involved in a fun day of making our parks, streams, and downtowns shine a little brighter.
 
 

 
IT’S A PARTY!! Celebrate the 100th Birthday of The Rotary Foundation!
 
What:       Annual Rotary Foundation Dinner
Date:       Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Time:       Social Hour: 6:00 p.m. Dinner: 7:00 p.m. 
Cost:        $40 per person Location:  The Conference Center at Central Penn College ((600 Valley Rd, Summerdale, PA)
Register:   Click here! 
Registration Deadline:   November 23, 2016
Special Notes:  Beer & Wine will be provided and served by bartenders. Dinner will be a buffet and will accommodate most dietary restrictions. The program will feature Awards & Entertainment!
 
Come Celebrate "100 Years of Doing Good in the World"! 
 

 
The Four-Way Test (of the things we think, say or do):
  1. Is it TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
 

 
The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and , in particular, to encourage and foster: 
  • First - the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • Second - High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his occupation as an opportunity to serve society; 
  • Third - The application of the ideal of service by every Rotarian to his personal, business, and community life;
  • Fourth - The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. 
 

 
 
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