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Legacy and the Rotary Foundation

My name is Marilyn Bedell.  I am a member of the Rotary Club of Lebanon, NH, USA.  I am passionate about Rotary and the Rotary Foundation.  This is why I was happy to accept Past Rotary President Ravi Ravindran’s invitation to be the Endowment/Major Gift Adviser for Rotary Zone 32. In this role, I cover all the clubs and Rotary districts in New England, parts of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania…and Bermuda.
Your District Governor and District Rotary Foundation Chair have asked me to periodically share information with you about opportunities to make major gifts and endowments to the Rotary Foundation.
It is my hope that you already know about opportunities to give to our #1 priority PolioPlus and to our Annual Programs Fund/Share (the money that help fund global and district grants).  I have found that not as many Rotarian know about opportunities to make outright larger gifts and endowments to the Rotary Foundation.
Maybe it is because of Covid-19, or maybe it is because of my background as an oncology nurse, I continue to think about what I want my legacy to be.  How do I want to be remembered?  By giving funds to the Rotary Foundation’s Endowment Fund, there is a chance that long after I leave this earth, others will remember me as they do the good work of Rotary around the world.
Through major gifts, and the endowment we have planned, my husband and I hope others will understand how much we have learned through Rotary; how Rotary has transformed our lives; and how being part of Rotary has been a blessing beyond compare. 
We have designated some funds to go to Annual Programs Fund/Share. It is my hope that the interest from our endowed funds will continue to help Rotarians in my district do global and district grants that will make a difference in lives of people in my district and around the world.  In addition, we are giving some funds to support our Rotary Peace Fellows.  We are committed to prepare individuals to do the work of peace building rather than war.  Giving to any charity will happen only if the gift has meaning to you.  
As you may already know, Rotary has seven areas of focus:
  • Promoting peace
  • Fighting disease
  • Providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Saving mothers and children
  • Supporting basic education and literacy
  • Growing local economies
  • Supporting the environment.
Consider the area of focus that brings you the most joy, and then consider supporting it via donations to the Rotary Foundation’s Endowment Fund. Can’t make up your mind which area of focus is your priority as you think they are all important, you can always make a gift to the World Fund which will be used to support all areas of focus.  Please remember, gifts of any size are welcomed. 
For information about becoming a Major Donor or a Bequest Society member, click here

Keeping Club Members and the Public Safe: Rotary District 7390 COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Guidance

The new District 7390 Safety Committee is proud to announce publication of its first resource for Rotary Clubs titled “Keeping Club Members and the Public Safe: Rotary District 7390 COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Guidance.”  The Publication will be a “living” document with frequent updates as new guidance emerges on COVID-19 transmission and prevention based on national and state recognized sources such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Pennsylvania Department of Health.  The document can be found on the district website by clicking here
Next steps for the Safety Committee include creating a repository of signage for use by clubs in addition to ongoing webinars on COVID-19 from healthcare experts.  Please direct all questions, comments, suggestions for improvement, and presentation requests to:
Juliet Altenburg RN, MSN
Past President, Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg-North
2022-2023 District Governor
Rotary International District 7390
Chair, D7390 Safety Committee
Cell:  717-574-9499
Sincere appreciation is extended to the members of the D7390 Safety Committee and District Leadership for all their support in the creation of this guidance.  We also wish to thank all the clubs throughout the District in being role models of safety as you serve the public and be of support to one another during this challenging time!   

District 7390 Launches Polio Plus Society

CONGRATULATIONS ROTARIANS - This week Rotary International President Holger and Rotary Foundation Chair K. R. Ravindran announced that the African region has been certified free of the wild poliovirus.  This has been a decades long effort across 47 countries of the African region and would not have been possible without the efforts of Rotarians around the world and our partners to create a polio free world.
Rotarians in District 7390 have been committed over the past 30 years to raising funds to immunize children worldwide and our efforts are paying off.  You should be proud of the difference that Rotary have made in the lives of millions of children by eliminating this dreadful disease.
I want to thank you for your past efforts and ask that you recommit to helping us raise funds to finish Rotary’s number one initiative of eradicating polio.  Rotary is still committed to raising $50 million a year for this effort.
As such, we are launching the District 7390 Polio Plus Society and are inviting you to join our efforts to continue to raise funds to eradicate polio.  To become a member of the District 7390 Polio Plus Society you are asked to commit to making an annual donation of $100 or more to The Rotary Foundation’s Polio Plus Fund until the last two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan, are certified free of the wild polio virus. 
We hope that with your commitment in joining the District 7390 Polio Plus Society, we will make a significant increase in our contributions to the eradication of polio.
Click here to print a copy of the PolioPlus Society membership form.  You can also complete your membership form online by clicking here.  Please complete the membership form and send it to District Office.  Donations may be made online at and select the Polio Plus Fund or through your Rotary Club.  If you make it online, you can set it up as a recurring donation.

West Shore Rotary Flags for Heroes Fundraiser

Our Hero
We all have someone we look up to. Perhaps it's a family member or friend who inspires us to be a better person, or someone who lives "Service Above Self" in their daily life. Our HERO. 
The Rotary Club of the West Shore invites you to honor that person through our premier fundraising event, Flags for Heroes. By sponsoring a flag in your hero's name, you will join with hundreds of others in making a bold statement that says:
We Honor you, Hero.
We Encourage you, Hero.
We Recognize you, Hero.
We Offer thanks to you, Hero.
Don't miss your chance to be part of this inaugural event! The powerful and emotional display of sponsored flags will take place the week of November 8-15, 2020, along the Taylor Bridge Bypass (1250 Camp Hill Bypass).
Click here for more information! 

Shred Event Fundraiser

Love Fore Community Tournament

The Rotary Club of York will host their Love Fore Community Golf/Croquet/Tennis Benefit on Monday, September 14, 2020. Click here for more information!

17th Annual Golf Tournament

The York-East Rotary Club is hosting their 17th annual golf tournament on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at noon.  The event will be held at Briarwood Golf Club - East course.  Golfer registration cost $90 per person and sponsorships are available.  We'd love for you to join our club and help us raise money for local charities and our Students of the Month program.  Please contact Becky Disney at for more info or click here to download a flier.  Thank you! 
Upcoming Events
Grant Committee Meeting
Sep 14, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
D7390 Annual Assessments Due
Sep 18, 2020
Zone 24 & 32 Learning to Lead Summit
Sep 23, 2020 – Sep 26, 2020
District Advisory Council Meeting
Sep 28, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
YE Gender/Country/Specs Due
Rotary District 7390 Office
Oct 02, 2020
YE Outbound 2021-2022 Applications Due
Rotary District 7390 Office
Oct 02, 2020
Grant Committee Meeting
Oct 05, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)
Central Penn College
Oct 10, 2020
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Leadership Meeting
Oct 13, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
YE Overnight Social - Hershey
Oct 17, 2020 – Oct 18, 2020
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