Welcome to the District 7390 Blog – a place to celebrate the members and initiatives of District 7390!
Without a doubt, 2020 was a year we will never forget. In March the world as we know it changed due to COVID-19. What we thought would be a minor bump in the road continues to challenge us in ways we are still navigating. Masks, social distancing, Zoom, hand sanitizer gels, and empty grocery store shelves are just a few events that are now facets of everyday life.
COVID-19 wasn’t the only challenge that pushed us to see the world differently. Political and social unrest mounted throughout the year starting with an escalation in mass shootings, the “Black Lives Matter” movement, and a tumultuous election. Despite the enormity of it all, we as Rotarians paddled our boats forward as we continued to place “service above self”.
We pivoted quickly from in-person to on-line events whether it was club meetings, education, social gatherings, or fundraisers. We started new initiatives to serve the community. Area food banks were supported financially. Rotarians donated time to nursing homes, and sick members were showered with cards and care packages. Clubs started community gardens to supply food for needy neighbors. And the list goes on…
That list is the focus of this blog which celebrates the creativity and generosity of our clubs. It will be an oasis of sorts to showcase what brought us to Rotary and keeps us there. It will feature stories from our club members on people who inspire them, service activities that brought a smile to our neighbors, and innovative ways our clubs make their communities a better place. Have a story to share? Email it to D7390blog@gmail.com. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to this blog by inserting your email in the subscribe area below. Happy 2021! Looking forward to sharing, growing and serving together in the year ahead.
Last year District 7390 celebrated the chartering of a new type of Rotary Club called a Passport Club. In this article we feature an article written by the club’s President, Melissa Kopp-Smith on her experience leading and growing this exciting new club. The Rotary Club of District 7390 Passport was chartered on November 17, 2020Continue reading “District 7390 Passport Club Celebrates Flexibility and New Approach to club membership”
At a small gathering on Saturday, June 26, 2021 dedicated to the installation of new District Leadership for the 2021-2022 year, DG John Anthony reflected on his past year as District Governor of District 7390. In honor of his many contributions to our district including his passion, dedication and unrelenting optimism, we feature his reflectionsContinue reading “DG John Anthony reflects on his Rollercoaster of a Ride as District Governor”
On Sunday, May 2nd, 2021, Sophie Ahrens, student at Red Lion High School, read her winning essay to the Zoom audience as part of the tri-district Rotary Conference. We were all incredibly moved by her courage in sharing a deeply personal story of how the Four Way Test literally saves her life. Here is herContinue reading “District 7390 Essay Winner Sophie Ahrens’ describes how the Four Way Test saves her life every day”