July 2020
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Welcome to Rotary District 7430!

We are nearly 2000 community leaders located in Montgomery, Bucks, Berks, Lehigh and Northampton Counties of Southeastern Pennsylvania.  We are People of Action and part of a global network of 1.2 million like minded individuals. As members of 46 Rotary Clubs we share a unique passion for taking action to improve our local communities and the world. Our causes include promoting peace, supporting the environment, fighting disease, providing clean water and sanitation, saving mothers and children, supporting education and growing local economies.  

If you would like to know more, please feel free to use the Contact Us button.  We'd love you to join us!

Janet Kolepp

2020-2021 District Governor

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Rotary District 7430 Virtual Changeover Celebration.....Oh what a night!
On Monday, July 27, 2020 Rotary District 7430 celebrated an outstanding year of growth and service under the leadership of now PDG Herb Klotz. We also welcomed our new District Governor, Janet Kolepp.  It was a night full of fellowship, reflection and inspiration. Awards were given the areas of membership, giving, youth programs and service.  34 clubs qualified for Rotary Club citations. We added 4 clubs and had a +41 Net District Membership gain, the best in Zone 28 & 32!  Our District was #1 in the USA in ShelterBox giving!  All 45 clubs participated in PolioPlus giving! 37 clubs participated in District Grant projects! 33 clubs were awarded Youth Program awards! Click on "Read More" for some highlights.
This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it.  The story of Rotary will have to be rewritten again and again. ~Paul Harris
There are many ways to tell our Rotary story. 
Consistently using the Rotary branding, we are able to convey with clarity who we are.  Through the People of Action campaign we see images that share what we do.  But, there is nothing more powerful than the story you tell others of what Rotary means to you.  It's part of our membership message shared by District Chair Gary in the last bulletin.  S.T.A.R.T Simply talk about Rotary today!  
And what will be your story to tell?  This year we will be highlighting stories of Rotarians from throughout the district in our monthly video message PEOPLE OF ACTION: Our stories!! Our hope is that these stories will inspire you to think about what Rotary means to you.  
Here is this month's message with my People of Action story.  
Be safe, be well!
Janet Kolepp, District Governor 
Rotary District 7430 Virtual Changeover Celebration  
Monday, July 27, 2020, 7 pm
This year's District Changeover is going virtual!!! Mark your calendars and join us on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm.  We are planning a fun event recognizing and celebrating the many accomplishments of our district clubs during 2019-2020. Governor Herb will be presenting Rotary Citation winners, Rotary Foundation awards, and Youth Service Award winners.  There may even be some surprises and special guests.  We hope every club in D7430 will be represented at this special event.  Click on read more to register!!!!
Welcome to the World of Rotary
New Member Event
Areas 7, 8 & 9
Monday, August 3, 2020
5:30 pm Zoom Meeting
Come network with other Rotarians and learn more about the “World of Rotary” outside of your Club.  Rotary is an amazing worldwide organization that makes a difference in local communities and throughout the world.  Attendance at this event will increase your Rotary knowledge.   You will meet Rotarians from other Clubs, virtually of course, and learn about activities and projects are taking place in our Rotary District.
Read more for registration information.....
The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors were unanimous at their June meetings in adding a new area of focus: Supporting the Environment.
More than $18 million in Foundation global grant funding has been allocated to environment-related projects over the past five years. Creating a distinct Area of Focus to support the environment will give Rotary members even more ways to bring about positive change in the world and increase our impact.
Supporting the Environment becomes Rotary's seventh Area of Focus, which are categories of service activities supported by Global Grants. It joins Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention; Disease Prevention and Treatment; Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene; Maternal and Child Health; Basic Education and Literacy; and Community Economic Development.
The revised Rotary Foundation’s mission statement now reads:
Our Mission: The Rotary Foundation helps Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty.
To assist the Rotary Clubs of District 7430, the following Suggested Guidelines should be considered and observed as we prepare and adjust for the return to meetings in the District.
These Suggested Guidelines are intended to assist clubs looking for guidance in conducting in-person meetings while no vaccine is available. In addition to the Suggested Guidelines, Clubs and our District are advised to follow all government guidelines and recommendations.  
Rotary International and Rotary District 7430 are observing the COVID-19 pandemic and assessing the potential impact on Rotary operations, events, and members.  Your health and safety are always our top priorities as in-person activities resume.
We have over 40 new Rotarians that are joining our district in two new clubs: Montgo-New Britain and Lehigh Valley Passport Rotary Clubs!  Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we are planning two virtual Charter Ceremonies: June 15 at 5:30 PM for the Montgo-New Britain club and June 16 at 6:30 PM for Lehigh Passport Club.  Please sign up below to join in the celebration and welcome our newest Rotarians!  
Montgo-New Britain, Monday, June 15th 5:30 pm:
Lehigh Valley Passport, Tuesday, June 16th, 6:30 pm: