Welcome to Rotary District 7430
The Gavel Passes

We welcome incoming District Governor Diane Donaher. Diane is a member of the Bethlehem Rotary Club and was a charter member of Bethlehem Morning Star Rotary Club formed in 1989.  She served as President of both clubs and Assistant Governor for Area 2. The Rotary International Council on Legislation voted to allow women as members of Rotary that year. Diane is grateful to have been part of these important years of Rotary International’s growth and development.
Her early Rotary years were filled with community projects like ringing the bell for the Salvation Army (always accompanied by her children wearing Santa hats or reindeer antlers!) and fund-raising spaghetti dinners. As she learned more about Rotary and the opportunity to serve beyond her community, Diane was chair of the district Vocational Service Committee, participated on the Foundation Committee using her professional skills to serve, Diane chaired six District 7430 Conferences.  She is a Paul Harris Fellow +3 , Foundation Benefactor and Bequest Society Level 1 member with her husband, Dean.
DG Diane looks forward to visiting all our clubs to share the message of the 2023-2024 Rotary International theme "Create Hope in the World".  
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The Vibrant Club Summit is designed to demonstrate how collaborative leadership among the different areas of service help us to live into Rotary's Action Plan by bringing together membership, public image, service through the foundation - impacting the communities we serve. Continental Breakfast and Lunch included.

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August was Membership Month, a time to focus on our existing members and begin planning for new members, but every month is membership month. RI President, Gordan R. McInally encourages Rotary members to create a culture of care, both within Rotary and around the world, by making mental health a priority. 
How is your club caring for each member? Do you show appreciation to members who offer to help? Do you listen to the needs and ideas of new and existing members? Do members genuinely feel excited to attend meetings and projects? If you have a club full of happy members, you will naturally grow from sharing your excitement. Consider making time for a “Membership Minute” during your meetings – focus on that excitement, harness that energy and it will attract potential members. 
When was the last time you checked in with your members to make sure they are heard?
If you didn’t do a survey yet, it’s not too late. If you need help with surveys: https://tinyurl.com/click4surveyhelp or invent your own on Survey Monkey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/
Thank you to Valerie Deneen, Mark Call and the many membership chairs and presidents who gathered for our first Membership Monday Zoom! Great tools were shared for attracting new members and helping to orient them to your club. If you need links and info, email membership7430@gmail.com
What’s next? Mark your calendars: November 2 at 6 p.m. for “Membership Event Planning.” We will be sharing many great ideas for successful member-attracting events – this is the fun part – don’t miss out! We will also be planning our “Membership Event in a Box” items, designed by YOU and for your club’s use to grow Rotary. 
See you at the Summit on October 7th!
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September 2023