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.
Author: DGE Juliet Altenburg The RI convention ended today with a closing session that celebrated past achievements and set the course for an exciting future. RIP Shekhar Mehta recounted the strength of Rotary and the continuation of a multitude of successful programs like empowering women and girls, “each one, bring one”, polio eradication, and ourContinue reading “RI Convention Day 4: Imagining the Future”
Author DGE Juliet Altenburg Be bold, courageous and intentional were the words of advice given by incoming RI President Jennifer Jones when she addressed a room filled with District Governor Elects and their partners. As a class this was our first in-person time with her after over two years of on-line meetings. My husband RobContinue reading “RI Convention Day 3: Be Bold, Courageous and Intentional”
Author: DGE Juliet Altenburg “Too see a friend, no road is too long” stated Dr. Olha Paliychuk, a Ukrainian surgeon who joined the stage at this morning’s general session of the Rotary International Convention in Houston. Dr. Olha described her long journey by bus, train, and plane to speak with us with gratitude as aContinue reading “RI Convention Day 2: Too see a friend, no road is too long”