District Governor's Message
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Hello Rotary Family!
It is so hard to believe the 23-24 Rotary year is over at the end of this month. What an amazing year it's been! Your club's commitment to serving your community has been the Beacon of Hope to light the way for those in need. I deeply admire how you have spent your personal time, talent and treasure in conducting fund raisers for literacy projects so children have books and learn the love of reading to build a strong future, the hard work of planting trees for future generations to have clean air, and digging pollinator gardens to refresh the environment, the not-so-glamorous work of keeping highways clean, SO many projects to feed those facing food insecurity and the amazing youth development programs serving hundreds of students....Interact, Youth Exchange, Camp Neidig, 4-Way Speech Contest and STEM YEA takes thousands of volunteer hours!
Why did you do it? What is your Rotary Why? Just think about how you change and save lives. You may not see the smile of that child with a book or hear the laughter at the table of the family you helped to feed but that's not why we do it. We are truly People of Action! Our Global Grant service was off the charts this year! Whether you traveled across the globe to serve or donated to The Rotary Foundation, your fingerprint is on a project that changed the trajectory of someone's life. And our efforts to Stop the Stigma and focus on supporting Mental Health and Wellness for our members, as well as people in our communities, with care and compassion will be this year's legacy.
A special shoutout to all the club Presidents! The daily effort to keep your club strong and growing, solve problems, and stay positive was seen and valued. And District Officers and Committee Chairs, thank you for helping to keep the Rotary wheel turning smoothly so that our clubs had the resources they needed to do good in the world. 
I look forward to seeing you around the district as we "unite and take action to create lasting change."  It has been an honor to serve with you to Create Hope in the World.
Let's Create Hope in the World!
Diane Donaher, District Governor 
Bethlehem Rotary Club


Foundation News

    It’s a New Rotary Year!

What can we do to make our clubs “Simply Irresistible” as we start the start the 2024-2025 Rotary Year and support The Rotary Foundation?
Here are just a few ideas to get us started. We can:
  • Contribute to our Annual Fund (called SHARE). This is the fund that helps us implement all of our projects
  • Learn about the Endowment fund and Legacy fund
  • Recruit and Support a Peace Scholar
  • Support both District and Global Grants
  • Talk about the Rotary Disaster Response activities around the world
  • Each week at your club meetings, how about doing a Rotary Foundation Moment? (talk about your club projects, other projects, discuss different types of giving)
  • Can your club be a 100% Rotary Foundation Giving Club?
  • Paul Harris Fellow and Paul Harris Society: encourage members and communicate the program.
  • Polio Plus: Let us all support Eradicating Polio. Mark your Calendars for October 13, 2024: The Race to Zero sponsored by the Horsham Club.
These ideas are just a start for 2024-2025. Let’s Support our Rotary Foundation! Would you like a program at your club about any foundation topic? Contact Cindy Hornaman: and we will have someone come to you!
As we enter the month of June, we are all looking at our rosters and making sure our members are staying with us for the coming year.  Who hasn't been coming to meetings?  Why aren't they coming?  Is your club IRRESISTIBLE?? 
Cindie Kish, our new Zone 32 Rotary Coordinator, is putting together fantastic  monthly webinars on various Membership Topics. Our District Membership Team will be bringing the highlights and recordings to you. 
Please review this video and let us know what you think!
Shelter Box
District 7430 Tops ShelterBox Donations
Thanks to the generosity of D7430 Rotarians and Clubs, we are the leading district in the US in donations to ShelterBox for the current Rotary year. Hero clubs for the year to date are:
Gold (≥$5,000)
Silver (≥$3,000)
Bronze (≥$1,000)
Bethlehem Morning Star
Willow Grove
Allentown West
Central Perkiomen
Wyomissing-West Reading
Please consider adding your club to the list before the end of the year.
Many are asking about ShelterBox in Gaza. Distributing tents and boxes is not feasible as there are no camps for families to stay. Instead, ShelterBox has been distributing tarps and tools to allow families to repair damaged structures along with tarps, blankets, warm clothing, solar lights, and water purification kits. ShelterBox staff continues to monitor the situation in Gaza to determine when a full deployment might be feasible.
Contact D7430 Shelter Box Ambassador Bill Tuszynski (267-374-1631; to schedule a presentation to your club or to reserve the box and tent for a club event.
Environmental Sustainability
Teaching Kids About Pollinators
The District Pilot Pollinator Garden is located at Camp Edmar near Kutztown. The facility is a Boy Scout and Girl Scout camp that was founded in the early 1950s by the Kutztown Rotary Club. The club still supports the camp seven decades later. 
On Saturday, June 8, there will be a gathering of Scouts at the camp to learn all about pollinators and their biological function in pollinating plants. Rotarians will be involved in the educational session. The Scouts will also be building bee boxes to create habitat for pollinator insects and planting some flowering trees adjacent to the gardens. The public is invited to the event to be held between 10:00 am and noon. You can view the three pollinator gardens that were planted last fall and funded through a Rotary District Grant. Come on out!
More clubs have been joining in on the soft plastics recycling initiative that can earn your club a park bench for your community. Collect 1000 pounds of plastic bags and plastic film (the soft stuff) and The Trex Company will send you a free park bench. It’s easy, you don’t have to store the plastic (your local grocer will take it), and you will help keep plastics out of our streams, highways, neighborhoods, and landfills. Call me to discuss the specifics.
Terry Reed
District Environmental Sustainability Chair

Upcoming District Events
Presidents & Assistant Governors Meeting w/ DG
Jun. 03, 2024
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Camp Neidig
Camp Manatawny
Jun. 14, 2024 – Jun. 17, 2024
Neidig Night Chicken BBQ - Camp Neidig 2024
Jun. 17, 2024 6:00 p.m.
DEI - Monthly Meeting
Jun. 18, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Jun. 20, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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Editor: Marlene Heller
Contributors: Cindy Hornaman, Terry Reed, Diane Donaher, Bill Tuszynski, Amy Sheller, Gail Micca
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