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: DGN Juliet Altenburg, Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg-North At the very beginning of the pandemic the darkest cloud that hung over me was worry for my 90-year-old mother. Congregate settings were feeling the pandemic in the worst way. My mother’s nursing home was no exception. “Window visits” replaced weekly brunch at the local pub. MyContinue reading “Finding Light in the Darkness”
Author: Duke Adams, Harrisburg Keystone Club Since Rotary touched my life in 2016, I became a Rotarian, experienced a month-long vocational study trip to Taiwan, and met my wife, Dr. Meg Ramey, in our Club. Along the way we’ve served a few pancakes, planted some shrubbery for an MLK memorial, picked up pounds of trash,Continue reading “Harrisburg Keystone Club asks clubs to join them in “Hop on the Bus” Program”