September 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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In their new role as ShelterBox ambassadors for District 7430, The Rotary Club of Saucon, Center Valley is hosting a FREE online Stock the Box event on October 9th from 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Register here

The purpose of this event is to highlight ShelterBox's vital work, celebrate our district’s ShelterBox giving, and top last year’s district total of $71,532. We were the number 1 ShelterBox supporting district last year and we’d like to continue our collective commitment to providing all families with a safe place to call home!

We invite all Rotarians to participate.

1. Attend and learn more about Rotary’s partner in global disaster relief directly from President of ShelterBox USA Kerri Murray and ShelterBox Response Team Member Bill Decker. 

2. Invite guests who would like to know more about Rotary and its global project partner. 

3. Support ShelterBox financially through your club or using the donation options provided at the event.

4.  Hold a Covid-safe Shine for ShelterBox dinner and/or Stock the Box viewing party on October 9th. The ShelterBox website provides more information on this option and offers a free fundraising pack.

Thank you for your continued support! 

For questions, please contact Linda Mayger ( or George Morrison (

"Learn-it, Plan-it, Do-it!"
This is how we become People of Action.  We learn more about Rotary and the needs of our community, we make plans that will assist those in need and then we "DO-IT" when we take action to make lasting change.   Our People of Action this month are from Berks County and share their stories of how they "do-it.'  
Thank you for being People of Action!
DG Janet Kolepp
The Yvette M. Palmer Race to ZERO is going virtual!!!
10th Annual Race to ZERO
This year the race is going virtual.  Cost is $25 per person, $50 per family team.  
Register now and walk, run or wheel to complete your own 5K before October 24, 2020.  Take a “selfie” and submit to the District 7430 Facebook page.
Then register to attend the Virtual Celebration Zoom on Saturday, 10/24/2020 at 10 AM when we will mark historic progress toward a polio-free world. This event will feature Michael McGovern, Chair of Rotary International PolioPlus Committee. We will also hear from Rotarians who have been engaged as PolioPlus People of Action around our district. You’ll have an opportunity to connect with Rotarian friends near and far. The event promises prizes, surprises and lots of fun!
Register in advance for the Celebration :
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.....