|People of Action||Posted by dep||on Mar 15, 2017||
Here is a great NEW video of
Rotarians in Action.
|World Water Day||Posted||on Jan 31, 2017||
March 22 - World Water Day
Every year the United Nations observes World Water Day on March 22. The theme changes annually to put focus on a certain aspect of water. This year the emphasis is on Wastewater. Use the resources at http://www.worldwaterday.org/ to increase the awareness of the need for clean water and to manage wastewater more effectively.
|Next generation of Rotary begins in District 7300 with the forthcoming Rotary E-Club of Pittsburgh||Posted||on Jul 29, 2015||
The mission remains the same: Service above Self. But with Rotary E-Clubs, members need not make weekly in-person meetings; instead, they participate on their own time at their own pace through an online meeting layout found on the groups’ website. This is often considered the next generation of Rotary due to the increased lack of time and resources among a growing number of people. This format allows members all the benefits of being a full Rotarian in the most prestigious 1.2 million member service organization in the world, with the honor of serving both local and world-wide communities – all with a more streamlined process and informal meeting structure.
|Council on Legislation Preliminary Results||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Apr 29, 2013|
|Announcement: DGND William Segar 2015-2016||Posted by Sandra Rebholz||on Jan 17, 2013||
Past District Governor Cindy Sakala is pleased to announce that the District Governor Nominee Designee for Rotary Year 2015-16 is Bill Segar from the Monroeville Rotary Club.
Bill is a past president of the Monroeville Rotary Club and has participated in many District 7300 activities. His years of experience as head engineer for Westinghouse will be a great asset as he heads up this organization of volunteers. Bill has a terrific sense of humor and a “soft touch” in dealing with people. His kindness and generosity are exemplary.
Every effort was made to recruit potential candidates to apply for the position of District Governor 2015-16. According to Rotary District 7300 By-Laws, clubs can submit resolutions of challenge to the candidacy on behalf of previously suggested candidates. There being no other candidates who applied, the point is moot.
I would like to thank nominating committee members Gary Ford, Heather Dieckmann, Cecelia Carson and Dolores Payne for serving.
Congratulations and best of luck to Bill as he leads District 7300 in 2015-16.
|Announcement: 2013-2014 Rotary Theme||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jan 13, 2013||
|Forest Hills Rotary Club Presents Paul Harris Fellow to Lauren Pucci||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jul 22, 2012||
The Forest Hills Rotary Club presented a Paul Harris Fellow to Lauren Pucci, a RotaryPeace Scholar
from Pittsburgh, who will be studying in Japan for the next two years.
Lauren is one of 10 Peace Scholars to receive this study at a foreign university (eight in the world).
She will study Conflict Resolution. Lauren has been a cultural exchange student in Egypt
and speaks six languages, including Arabic.
|Rotary Peace Fellow helps tsunami survivors build new memories||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jul 22, 2012|
|Forest Hills Rotary Club: Medal of Honor Scholarship Presentations (Slide Show)||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jul 05, 2012|
|2012-2013 Literacy Planning||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jun 30, 2012||
As your club plans its calendar for 2012-2013, consider this:
1. Does your club have a Literacy Chair? If not, consider appointing one.
2. What literacy project (s) are you planning? If you need help or consultation, please contact me, your District Literacy Chairman.
3. Did you know that September 8, 2012 is International Literacy Day? How is your club going to acknowledge it?
4. What about Rotary Literacy Month March 2013? What are your club’s plans?
5. Speakers are available from The Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, Reading is Fundamental, your local school district, your local intermediate unit, etc.
6. Your Interact and Rotaract groups could be great partners.
7. Do you need help in planning a dictionary project? If so, check out the documents on the District website.
8. Remember to publicize your projects through the District Governor’s newsletter.
Rotary District 7300 Literacy Chairman
P: (412) 243-8723
|"A Good Rotary Club President"||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Mar 10, 2012||
“A Good Rotary Club President”
2012 President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS)
Shared by Past Rotary International President, Wilfred Wilkinson
A good Rotary Club President must be a diplomat, an autocrat, an acrobat, and sometimes a doormat. They must have the ability to entertain politicians, princes of industry, pickpockets, gamblers, bookmarkers, pirates, philanthropists, District Governors, and prudes. They must be on both sides of the political fence and be able to jump that fence on occasions.
They should be, or have been, a footballer, golfer, bowler, tennis player, cricketer, dart player, sailor, pigeon fancier, motor racer, or linguist, as well as have good knowledge of any other sport including dice, cards, horses, and pool cues. As they sometimes have to settle arguments and squabbles, they must be a qualified boxer, wrestler, weight-lifter, sprinter, and peacemaker. Being a zoo keeper or animal trainer can also come in handy when dealing with raucous Rotarians.
They must always look immaculate, even after having been fire stormed when breaking breakfast bread with ladies and gentlemen who are bankers, swankers, bean counters, money counters, land dealers, card dealers, plumbers, bummers, mummers, late comers, carousers, rabble-rousers, morticians, opticians, lawyers, voyeurs, and the occasional Past District Governor, even though they may have just made peace between any two, four or more of the aforementioned.
To be successful they must keep their day full, the program full, the club treasury full, their wine cellar full, the members full, and not get too full of themselves. They must have an executive who are clean, honest, quick workers, quick thinkers, mathematicians, technicians, and are, at all times, on the President’s side, the member’s side, and the outside of the bar/wine cellar.
To sum it up ... a good Rotary Club President must be outside, inside, offside, glorified, sanctified, crucified, cross-eyed, and if they’re not he strong silent type, there’s always SUICIDE.
|Peace Through Service||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Mar 10, 2012||
Peace Through Service
Theme of Rotary International 2012-2013
President Sakuji Tanaka
Every time we bring water to those without,
Every time we provide an opportunity for literacy,
Every time we give another child polio drops,
Every time we do what Rotarians do,
We are creating the basic conditions needed for Peace.
Peace is not just the absence of war, it is also feeling safe,
Having enough food to feed your family,
Having an opportunity to get an education,
Being able to thrive without being handicapped by avoidable diseases.
Peace captures in one word, in one focus, the concept of
"Service Above Self" and centers each and every Rotarian on
Peace Through Service
|Take A Shot At Changing the World||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Mar 10, 2012||
Make a movie. Make a difference. Win up to $10,000 in prizes.
Last year, over 265 students worked together to make movies about polio – its history in Pittsburgh and current eradication around the world. Those involved in the contest did the region a service by raising awareness about a largely forgotten disease. Now's your chance to make a difference once more. Stay tuned for details about our special international event taking place in Pittsburgh on April 12, 2012 and how you can get involved!
Make a movie about ways that Pittsburgh or Pittsburghers have changed the world, OR make a movie about YOUR big idea to change the world. The contest runs through April 30, 2012. Read about our categories of prizes.
|Rotary Lights Up the World||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Feb 22, 2012|
|Video: RI President-elect Sakuji Tanaka Theme Speech||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jan 26, 2012|
|'Peace Through Service' is 2012-13 RI theme||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jan 19, 2012|
|Rotary clubs worldwide meet US$200 million fundraising challenge||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jan 19, 2012|
|The Rotary Foundation: FUTURE VISION PILOT OPERATIONS||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jan 19, 2012||
Dear Club Presidents, Club Presidents-elect, and Club Rotary Foundation Chairs:
With its Future Vision Plan, The Rotary Foundation has developed a new grant model that will help Rotarians make an even greater impact with their humanitarian efforts. The Foundation is currently conducting a three-year pilot of this model with 100 districts. All districts can begin using the new model in July 2013.
Although your district is not participating in the pilot, you can begin preparing now for the transition.
Please feel free to share these resources with other Rotarians in your club or district. If you have questions, ask us at email@example.com
Thank you for your vital service in your own community and throughout the world. We look forward to working with you.
|Happy Birthday, Rotary!||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jan 14, 2012||
On February 23, 2012, Rotary celebrates its 107th anniversary. The day also marks the anniversary of the first mass polio vaccinations, which started in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1954 and expanded across the United States. Begin planning events to commemorate this day by discussing Rotary’s history and accomplishments.
|Rotary International FREE Webinars||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jan 14, 2012|
|Rotary celebrates India’s first polio-free year||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jan 12, 2012|
|Video: India is "This Close" to ending polio.||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jan 11, 2012||
|ClubRunner Online Article: "Attracting Members to Rotary"||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jan 07, 2012|
|ClubRunner Online Article: "Top Reasons Why Members Leave"||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jan 07, 2012|
|Video: Rotary Thanks You||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Dec 27, 2011|
|Rotary International: See how vaccines reach remote locations through the cold chain||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Dec 12, 2011|
|Video: Rotary Minute: How can Rotary stay relevant to its younger members?||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Dec 12, 2011||
|The Rotary Foundation (TRF) Contributions||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Nov 21, 2011||
One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201, USAP: 866-976-8279
Contribution Form, The Rotary Foundation (PDF):
For information or to make a donation by phone, please call 866-976-8279.
Outright gifts can be made easily with The Rotary Foundation’s secure online contribution system.
Make your check payable to "The Rotary Foundation". Send it with the completed Global Contribution Form to:
The Rotary Foundation
14280 Collections Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60693
To make a contribution with your credit card, complete the Global Contribution Form and mail as above.
Or send by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you have completed the contribution form, please save a copy for records.
|NEW Meeting Information: Elizabeth Rotary Club||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Nov 20, 2011||
Elizabeth Rotary Club
Thursdays at 12:15PM
New Meeting Venue:
Rock Run Inn
Butler's Golf Club
800 Rock Run Road
Elizabeth, PA 15037
|Rotary celebrates, takes action on World Polio Day||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Nov 06, 2011|
|Video/Article: In honor of World Polio Day, see how you can help||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Nov 06, 2011|
|2012 Rotary District 7300 Group Study Exchange Team||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Sep 14, 2011||
We'll be accepting applications for the 2012 Rotary District 7300 Group Study Exchange (GSE) now through October.
It will take place from May 12, 2012 (departure Pittsburgh) to June 10, 2012 (departure Seoul). The Rotary International Foundation will award the GSE Team travel grants for round trip airfares.
The exchange will take place with Rotary District 3640 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. This exchange has a "green" building focus. A team from Seoul visited Pittsburgh for a month; you may have met them while they were here. There are ample opportunities for cultural experiences, seeing the sights, and living close to the Korean hosts.
Exchange team leaders are Denny and Kathy Crawford, experienced travelers, and very devoted Rotary members.
|Rotary District 7300: "Wings Over Pittsburgh" Air Show ShutterBooth||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Sep 14, 2011||
We contracted with ShutterBooth to provide photos for the show patrons. Please see the attachment (at left) for the test run. I think you'll recognize those two handsome devils (PDG Dennis Crawford and Brian Schill). The strip of four photos has the Rotary International logo and the "Wings Over Pittsburgh" logo.
This was a huge hit! Almost 300 families will have a souvenir from Rotary District 7300 and the "Wings Over Pittsburgh" Air Show.
|Braddock Rotary Club: Building New Hope Coffee||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Sep 14, 2011||
The Braddock Rotary Club has begun to sell Building New Hope coffee. Building New Hope is a Pittsburgh non-profit organization that imports shade-grown coffee from El Porvenir, a worker-owned cooperative in Nicaragua. Shade-grown coffee is easier on the environment and requires much less water to cultivate. Sales will support El Porvenir's efforts to provide scholarships for quality secondary education to talented students in need, veterinary services for local work horses, and community health.
More information for Building New Hope is at http://buildingnewhope.org/.
Sales also support what Braddock Rotary does for the Braddock, North Braddock, and Rankin communities, including the Health for Life Camp, literacy and arts programs at the Braddock Library, the Medal of Honor Scholarship program for Woodland Hills students, and contributions to many other community improvement activities that could not take place without the Club's help.
The price for the coffee, which is roasted for the Braddock Rotary Club, is $12.00 per pound. This is the same price per pound for premium coffee in supermarkets, which charge $9.00 per pound for 12 oz. bags. The coffee is roasted locally to order, so it's really fresh.
Many of us drink coffee, and so do many of our friends, so just by keeping our home supply up or giving occasional gifts to friends and relatives you'll be able to make a contribution to the Club's community fund. The Club hopes that this will be a steady way to raise funds for their community donations.
To order coffee, which come ground or whole bean, contact Ron Gaydos at (412) 606-1607 or email@example.com.
|Beirut is Hosting the District Membership Development Seminar||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Aug 22, 2011||
Purpose of the District Membership Seminar 15-17 September 2011
Rotary International requires a growing and sustainable membership base to meet the increasing need for volunteer services throughout the world and to secure the future of each Rotary club. The purpose of the district membership seminar is to prepare club and district leaders to support efforts to sustain and increase club membership. The seminar continues work done at earlier training sessions, during which club leaders learn about goal setting, team building, and carrying out their roles and responsibilities.
The district membership seminar will cover membership issues facing the district in relation to these topics:
To register, click here.
|Video: "Missing You"||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Aug 22, 2011||
|7th Annual West Africa Project Fair: Dakar, Senegal, West Africa||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Aug 09, 2011||
Have you ever heard Rotarians speak about their personal experience participating in a polio eradication exercise? These trips have a profound effect upon the individual. If you ever have a chance to go on one, you should; it will change you forever. Can you imagine what the clubs in your District could do if you could get ONE person from each club to have such an experience? It would have an extraordinary effect on the expression of Rotary in your District. Have you ever heard Rotarians speak about their personal experience participating in a polio eradication exercise, or a cleft lip/palate mission, or a work on a matching grant? These trips have a profound effect upon the individual. If you ever have a chance to go on one, you should; it will change you forever. Can you imagine what the clubs in your District could do if you could get ONE person from each Rotary club to have such an experience? It would have an extraordinary effect on the expression of Rotary in your District.
The experiences you can have on one of these trips stay with you forever. You get up early in the morning, travel with local Rotarians to a village, health clinic or impoverished neighborhood, and for the next few hours, you change. Small children come up to you to say thank you. Mothers and fathers smile at you knowing that you are giving their child a chance for a better life. You meet with the leaders in the village to learn of their needs and their hopes. It is hot; it is dusty; it makes you uncomfortable; it is exquisite.
Immediate past Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith has told us he will travel with us to Dakar, Senegal to attend the Project Fair, select a project or two for his club to support and engage the Rotarians in Senegal. The purpose of this e-mail is to offer to the Rotarians in your District, such an opportunity. On behalf of the African Rotarians, Past President Ray and the West Africa Project Fair Committee, we ask you to come to Senegal, and return home with a handful of prospective projects that you can share in your District.
From October 26 – November 2, 2011, Rotarians will travel to Dakar, Senegal, West Africa to attend the 7th Annual West Africa Project Fair, participate in community health and school program, and to engage with the local Rotarians in a community service program. The West Africa Project Fair is an official program of Rotary’s Reach Out to Africa Program.
The trip to Senegal, summarized as follows:
Trip Dates: October 25 – November 2, 2011
Travel to: Dakar, Senegal (West Africa)
Program includes: Hotel accommodations, transfers, most meals, hands-on field work, visits to local communities to experience and explore and to provide service to Rotarian humanitarian programs, West Africa Project Fair registration, special Rotary and fellowship events, sightseeing, etc.
Participants will spend time with Senegalese Rotarians to explore their communities and see the service and experience fellowship that only Rotary can provide. Further, participants will attend a two-day West Africa Project Fair, where Rotarians from 15 West African nations will present possible humanitarian grant projects. It is an extraordinary event that will expose your members to new cultures, projects, friends and opportunities.
Involvement in Rotary gives the ordinary Rotarian extraordinary opportunities to do things that they could never do anywhere else. This trip is just such an experience.
Because of limited space, we expect this program will sell out in the next few weeks.
I hope that you will join fellow Rotarians to provide service, fellowship.
If interested, please contact Craig Esterly, Chairman World Community Service and International Service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Burton is choice to lead Rotary International||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Aug 07, 2011||
Ron D. Burton, a member of the Rotary Club of Norman, Oklahoma, USA, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2013-14. Burton will become the president-nominee on 1 October if there are no challenging candidates.
Burton retired as president of the University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. in 2007. He is a member of the American Bar Association, as well as the bar associations of Cleveland County and the state of Oklahoma. He is admitted to practice in Oklahoma and before the U.S. Supreme Court.
"This is an exciting time to be a Rotarian," Burton says. "I believe we are well poised to capitalize on our strengths as we embrace the [RI] Strategic Plan and the Future Vision Plan. My vision is to have every Rotarian appreciate what it means to be a Rotarian. With these two tools, we can make that happen."
Active in his community, Burton is a founder and past president of the Norman Public School Foundation, and founder and past board member of the Norman Community Foundation. A recipient of the Silver Beaver Award, he is a past vice president of the Last Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Burton believes that Rotary's promotion of high ethical standards is one of the qualities that sets it apart from other organizations.
"It assures those dealing with us that we can be trusted," he says. "Most of us are in a business or profession that already has a code of ethics. Vocational service in Rotary just adds to that responsibility. We have an obligation to go above and beyond to make sure that all our actions are above reproach."
A Rotarian since 1979, Burton is vice chair of the Future Vision Committee and a member of the Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force for the United States. He has served RI as director; Rotary Foundation trustee and trustee vice chair; International Assembly moderator, assistant moderator, and group discussion leader; and district governor.
His other service to Rotary includes chair of the 2011 New Orleans Convention Committee, vice chair of the Investment Advisory Committee, liaison trustee of the Vocational Service Committee, Permanent Fund national adviser, and regional Rotary Foundation coordinator. He was aide to 2006-07 RI President William B. Boyd.
Burton has received the RI Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service, Distinguished Service Award, and International Service Award for a Polio-Free World.
Burton and his wife, Jetta, have two children and three grandchildren.
The 2011 nominating committee members are John M. Pinson, USA (chair); Eric E.L. Adamson, USA; Lars-Olof Fredriksson, Finland; Serge Gouteyron, France; Jerry L. Hall, USA; Rafael G. Hechanova, Philippines; Toshio Itabashi, Japan; Michael J. Johns, USA; Kwang Tae Kim, Korea; David D. Morgan, Wales; Hans J. Müller-Rech, Germany; M.K. Panduranga Setty, India; Julio Sorjús, Spain; Carlos E. Speroni, Argentina; Robert A. Stuart Jr., USA; Yoshimasa Watanabe, Japan; and C. Grant Wilkins, USA.
|Rotary District 7300 "Night at PNC Park"||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jul 07, 2011||
Friday, July 8, 2011 at 7:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs
Watch the Pirates take on Chicago, the original home of Rotary International!
For additional event information, please click here: Rotary District 7300 "Night at PNC Park".
|Volunteer Opportunity: The 31st Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jul 06, 2011||
The 31st Annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games will be hosted this year in Pittsburgh from July 31st to August 6th. Thousands of volunteers are needed! Please contact VA volunteer coordinator, Rick Kiehn, at Richard.Kiehn@va.gov or at (412) 954-4582 or Upper St Clair-Bethel Park Rotarian, Brian Schill, at BLSchill@aol.com or (412) 833-6229 for volunteer information.
Here's a link for more info: http://www.va.gov/opa/
|Blog: Aaron Cantor, 2011-2012 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jun 27, 2011||
I am excited to notify you that I will be leaving for Australia on July 5th! As promised, I created a website that will detail my one-year trip with pictures and text.
Here is the link: https://sites.google.com/site/aaroninaus/
Feel free to share it with anyone who might be interested and take a moment to learn about Rotary International. You can contact me through this email address with any comments, requests, or recommendations.
2011-2012 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar
|Photos: Medal of Honor Scholarship Luncheon||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jun 26, 2011|
|Video: Rotary Thanks You||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jun 26, 2011|
|Bethel Park High School Interact Club||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jun 17, 2011||
The Bethel Park High School Interact Club has donated $1,000.00 to the water filters for Haiti project. Pamela Dobbs, their sponsor, reports that they raised the funds through muffin sales and breakfast bar sales. Jamie Lucarelli is the President of the club. This is the third year that the Bethel Park High School Interact Club has donated to the water filter project. This brings their total contribution to $3,000. They have been a shinning example of the involvement and value of the Interact Club activity in District 7300.
|Blog: Nina Weaver, Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jun 13, 2011|
|Video: Bill Gates Talks About Eradicating Polio||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jun 12, 2011|
|Rotary D7300 Conference Golf Outing 2010-2011||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jun 09, 2011||
At this year’s Rotary D7300 Conference in Erie PA, our Golf Outing will be held at the beautiful, Lawrence Park Country Club. The course is a par 72 playing to 6,494 yards with a course rating of 71 and a slope of 129. Some holes are quite challenging and interesting, but overall the course can be somewhat forgiving, as per the club Pro.
The event will take place on June 10, 2011. Registration will begin at 11:00 AM; Tee Time at 12:00 NN (shotgun start). Proper golf attire is required. The cost will be $100.00, including golf, cart, a box lunch, skill prizes, and a gift pack for each golfer. Come and join us for a fun-filled afternoon of golf and Rotary fellowship!
Make checks payable to: Rotary District 7300
For additional information regarding Lawrence Park Golf Club, please call (814) 899-0257 or visit http://www.lawrenceparkgc.com/.
Registration Form available for download, please click here: Rotary D7300 Conference Golf Outing 2010-2011.
|Video: Rotary Welcomes You to Bangkok 2012||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Jun 05, 2011||
|Help for Haiti||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on May 31, 2011||
Please join Rotary District 7300 and meet Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith on June 1, 2011 from 6:30 to 9:30PM at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall (300 Beechwood Avenue, Carnegie, PA 15106).
Donation: $50.00 (50% tax deduction for each ticket) A Pure-Water-For-All filter will be donated to the Artibonite Valley Region with every ticket purchase.
For additional event information, please call (412) 759-5054.
For ROTARIANS to Register Online, please click here: Help for Haiti
Are you interested in participating in a Rotary District 7300 event, but are not currently a member of Rotary? No problem! E-mail your registration inquiries to email@example.com and we'll ensure that you're included on the guest list at your favorite Rotary District 7300 event!
|Rotary Club of Pittsburgh 100th Rotary Anniversary||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on May 31, 2011||
Rotary International President, Ray Klinginsmith, will be visiting the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh in celebration of their 100th Rotary Anniversary.
For additional event information, click here: RI President Ray Klinginsmith Visits Pittsburgh.
|WELCOME! The Group Study Exchange Team (GSE) from South Korea Arrives||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on May 28, 2011||
Pictured: Back Row (left to right): Billy Cho, Chairman, GSE Korea, Jeong-sik Park, In-Sung Yoo, Sora Park, and Eun-Jin Shin. Front Row (left to right): Team Leader, Soon-yi Song (Grace) and District Governor, Chul-jung Kim.
For additional information, please click here: Group Study Exchange (GSE).
|Video: After Katrina: The Journeys of D.H. Short||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on May 19, 2011||
When Hurricane Katrina devastated Pass Christian, Mississippi, Rotarian D.H. Short went on the road, raising funds so that more than 30 families could return home. Video available on DVD compilation: "After Katrina: Rotary Stories from the Gulf Coast" at shop.rotary.org.
|International Service: Hope Made Real; Children's Mission in Rwanda, Africa||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on May 18, 2011|
|Video: Niger Hand Drilled Water Wells||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on May 10, 2011|
|The Ethics Symposium||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on May 10, 2011||
The Ethics Symposium is an annual Rotary District 7300 program administered by the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh and supported by District 7300 Rotary Clubs to provoke discussion of ethical issues important to high school students as they prepare for life in today's society.
For additional event information, please click here: Ethics Symposium.
|Rotary and the ONE Campaign||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on May 08, 2011||
Rotary and the ONE Campaign are pleased to
announce a joint effort to work together to achieve our shared humanitarian
goals. This collaboration aims to encourage communication and cooperation
between Rotary districts and clubs in the United States with local ONE
In a letter similar to this one, ONE will encourage its chapters to contact local Rotary and Rotaract clubs and their corresponding District Governor. Through discussion, collaboration and joint cooperation, Rotary clubs and ONE can foster humanitarian ideals that result in tangible humanitarian successes. Together, we can work for the benefit of all.
Sheila Nix, US Executive Director, ONE
|Video: "Taking A Shot" Contest Winners Recognized||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on May 04, 2011||
To view video, please click here.
|Four Pitt Graduating Seniors Receive Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships to Study Abroad||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on May 04, 2011||
Contact: Patricia Lomando White
O: (412) 624-9101C: (412) 215-9932
Four Pitt Graduating Seniors Receive Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships to Study Abroad
Pitt ties for second in number of Rotary Scholars; three of four recipients hail from PennsylvaniaFour
PITTSBURGH—Rotary International has selected four University of Pittsburgh graduating seniors to receive Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships to study abroad for the 2011-12 academic year. The students are among more than 400 recipients from 40 countries selected for the award. Three of the four recipients hail from Pennsylvania.
Pitt ties for second place in the U.S. in terms of the number of Rotary scholars it will be sending abroad. Also claiming four Rotary scholars were Chapman University, the United States Naval Academy, and Vanderbilt University.
The University’s scholars are Aaron Cantor of Coatesville, Pa., who received a BS in microbiology and history and philosophy of science and will study at the University of Queensland in Australia; David Gau of Kennett Square, Pa., who received a BPhil in bioengineering and a BS in mathematics and economics and will study at the University of New England in Australia; Nina Weaver of Plum Borough, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pa., who received a BPhil in international and area studies and a BA in history and will study at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania; and Liz Van Loon of Simsbury, Conn., who received a BS in nursing and will study at the University of Nairobi in Kenya.
As one of the world’s largest privately sponsored international scholarship programs, Rotary Ambassadorial scholars focus on humanitarian service, personal diplomacy, and academic excellence. Since 1947, approximately 40,000 students from 130 countries have received scholarships from the program at a cost of more than $532 million through the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships provide undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to study at universities in the 200 countries and geographical areas where Rotary clubs are active. While abroad, scholars participate in community service projects and speak at local Rotary club meetings and conferences, schools, civic organizations, and other forums where they serve as “goodwill ambassadors” for their home countries.
Cantor will use the Rotary award to work on a research project that aims to determine how an anti-cancer compound isolated from an Australian plant works and its efficacy against several human cancer types. He also will volunteer for community skin-cancer awareness and patient care programs through the Queensland Cancer Council and help with remaining efforts to repair damage caused by January 2011 flooding.
Cantor, who also earned a certificate in Conceptual Foundations of Medicine, has had numerous medical internships and fellowships, including a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Fellowship. As a project assistant and Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Fellow in UPMC’s Department of Dermatopathology and Histology, Cantor authored a case report that was published in a July 2010 issue of Dermatology Online Journal. He was an autopsy pathology intern in UPMC’s Autopsy Service and a mentee and volunteer at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.
Cantor’s leadership activities include serving as the volunteer coordinator and activities chair of Pitt’s Chapter of the American Medical Student Association. He is also a member of Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review Editorial Board, C. F. Reynolds Medical History Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Sigma Alpha Lambda, and Golden Key, as well as the Hillel Jewish University Center. After completing his Rotary study in Australia, Cantor plans to enter Penn State College of Medicine.
Gau will use the Rotary award to continue his research on breast cancer and encourage minorities in Australia to participate in science and engineering via outreach programming to various local schools.
At Pitt, Gau worked as an undergraduate researcher in the Center for Biotechnology, studying cell migration in breast cancer. He has coauthored several papers and posters and presented his work at conferences and symposiums. Gau traveled to Vietnam and Taiwan through Pitt’s INNOVATE program to study the effects of globalization on those countries. He also spent time in China, gaining exposure to Chinese engineering and business practices.
Gau is founder of the Pitt Association for Leadership and Success, a leadership development organization that works to improve the University in sustainability, technology, residence life, and campus life. He is president of Tau Beta Pi, an engineering honors society, and president pro tempore of Pitt’s Student Government Board. Gau also has served as an undergraduate teaching assistant at Pitt. A Pitt Pathfinder, Gau conducted tours of the University and city for potential Pitt students and families.
Among Gau’s many honors are being named Pitt’s 2011 Omicron Delta Kappa Senior of the Year. He has received an Alma Newlin Education Fund award given to students from southern Chester County, a Wellington C. Carl Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarship from Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering, and the George and Stella Seewald Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship given annually to a student serving as a Pitt ambassador through Pathfinders.
Weaver will use her Rotary award to continue her study of educational systems in developing countries. She said she looks forward to learning from Tanzanian professors and working with Tanzanian students. She also plans to work with nonprofit agencies in the African nation.
At Pitt, Weaver worked in the Global Studies Office, served as a Nationality Rooms Program tour guide, and was a student library assistant in the GSPIA and business school libraries. Weaver also was a member of Pitt’s Panther Equestrian Club, having served as its vice president for two years. As a volunteer through Pitt’s “Keep it Real,” an after school tutoring program, Weaver has been tutoring a Somali-Bantu refugee family—with seven children ranging from age 1 to 21—since she was a sophomore.
Fluent in French and Swahili, Weaver studied Swahili during summer study abroad last year in Karagwe, Tanzania. In addition, Weaver traveled to London in 2009 on a Savina S. Skewis Pitt Nationality Room Study Abroad Scholarship. While there, she studied British literature and popular culture and was an intern at The Baytree Centre, assisting with its Youth Program and working as a public relations liaison.
Weaver’s honors include a Foreign Language and Area Studies Undergraduate Fellowship, Study Abroad Office Scholarship, and service as an Undergraduate Class Marshal for the School of Arts and Sciences at commencement.
Van Loon will enroll in the Master of Public Health program in the University of Nairobi’s School of Medicine with her Rotary award. Her goal is to become involved in infectious disease research and to volunteer in the health field using her skills as a registered nurse.
Van Loon has served as a patient care technician in UPMC’s Neuro/Ortho/Trauma Unit 8G. She also served as a Pitt Pathfinder. A recipient of a 2009 summer Brackenridge Research Fellowship, Van Loon organized and trained a student research team traveling to Lilongwe, Malawi. Her extracurricular activities include serving as president of Student Leaders in International Medicine, as both a participant and group leader for Project Malawi on two separate occasions, and as a member of the Pitt Chapter of Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity’s Service Committee.
Van Loon took a ‘gap year’ from school to volunteer at the Alejandro Magno Children’s Home in Bolivia, caring for underprivileged children. She also shadowed Bolivian social workers during weekly visits to impoverished villages.
Van Loon is the recipient of the Ann M. J. Reed Memorial Scholarship from Pitt’s School of Nursing for leadership in the nursing field.
Rotary Ambassador Scholarships Alumni include former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Philip Lader, Goucher College President Sanford Ungar, former U.S. Ambassador to India David Mulford, and Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert.
Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.
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|Map of D7300 Club Locations||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Apr 05, 2011||
NEW "Map of D7300 Club Locations" feature on the district website!
Simply click on the "Map of D7300 Club Locations" link located in the main menu bar at the top of the Home page at www.rotarydistrict7300.org. A new browser tab or window will open displaying an interactive map of Rotary District 7300.
If you roll your mouse over each marker on the map, a pop-up bubble will appear displaying the club's name. If you click on each marker, a pop-up bubble will appear displaying the club's name, meeting location name, location address, meeting day, and meeting time. You can move up/down, left/right, zoom in/zoom out, and change view from map (with or without terrain showing) to satellite.
BatchGeo maps (online program used to create the "Map of D7300 Club Locations") are easily accessible from a variety of mobile platforms. Extended mapping support for many GPS enabled mobile phones and tablets including: Android, iPhone and iPad, Blackberry, and Windows Phone 7.
Would you like to have a hard copy for your Rotary files, to keep in your car for reference, or to include in a new member information packet? Simply click on the "Map of D7300 Club Locations" link in the "DOWNLOAD" widget located at the right of the Home page at www.rotarydistrict7300.org.
If you have any questions regarding the usage of the "Map of D7300 Club Locations" or would like to request information on how to link with or embed the map in your club's website, please E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|Video: Rotary International and Sanofi Pasteur Ring Trading Bells Across the Globe||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Mar 09, 2011||
Rotary International and Sanofi Pastuer ring trading bells across the
globe on February 23, 2011 for polio eradication. Both organizations opened
NYSE Euronext trading markets in Amsterdam, Paris and Brusells and
closed trading markets in Lisbon and New York. Since Rotary began its
fights against polio in 1985, the organization has raised over $1
billion in funding and reduced polio cases by 99 percent. As the world's
largest company focused entirely on human vaccines, Sanofi Pasteur has
played a major role in the effort to push polio to the brink of
eradication by supplying oral polio vaccine to the Global Polio
Eradication Initiative, of which Rotary is a spearheading partner, along
with the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, and UNICEF. Since the initiative's launch in
1988, the company has donated 120 million vaccine doses.
|Are you interested in a Rotary Night at the Opera?||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Mar 07, 2011||
Puccini’s Turandot tells the compelling story of a Chinese princess who cruelly executes potential suitors if they cannot answer her riddles. But when a handsome stranger with all the right answers arrives, she becomes the one without a clue and finds herself the student in a real-life lesson in love. Heart-string strumming soprano Susan Neves and talented tenor Frank Porretta team up with Chinese bass Hao-Jiang Tian, singing the role of deposed King Timur in the Forbidden City, to bring this beautiful legend to life.
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|D7300 Foundation Celebration Brunch Thank You||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Feb 21, 2011||
Thank you for your support of the D7300 Foundation Celebration Brunch! Because of you and your clubs, we are able to support the Gates Challenge. The baskets were beautiful, clever, and far more than was expected. They brought in almost $4800.00! The Rotary Club of Pittsburgh won the auction, bringing in $875.00. They will receive one free Paul Harris Award and one night out on the town.
Clubs that had tables of 10 will be receiving information from PDG Rick Martin; notification of your free Paul Harris Award. Clubs receiving are: Ambridge, Braddock, Carnegie-Collier, Crafton-Ingram, Green Tree, McCandless, Monroeville, New Brighton, New Kensington, Pleasant Hills, Turtle Creek Valley, and Parkway West.
Clubs that donated baskets are: Aliquippa, Ambridge, Bethel Park, Braddock, Burrell Area, Carnegie-Collier, Crafton-Ingram, Forest Hills, Green Tree, McCandless, Monroeville, New Brighton, New Kensington, North Boroughs, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Pleasant Hills, South Side, Turtle Creek Valley, Elizabeth, and DGE Tom & Marie Fallon.
Thank you so much for your support!
PDG Kathy Crawford
|Rotary Club of Upper St Clair-Bethel Park Inducts Tom Crea||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Feb 21, 2011||
Tom Crea was inducted into the Rotary Club of Upper St. Clair-Bethel Park on February 15, 2011. He was born in Dunkirk, NY and is a 1983 graduate from the University of Dayton where he studied Computer Science. Tom served as a career U.S. Army Officer where he earned two graduate degrees from the University of Virginia and Northeastern University in Computer Science and Political Science, respectively. He and his wife, Martha, moved to Upper Saint Clair in July 2010 and have a 6-month old son, Gabriel. Tom is the President and CEO of Blackhawk Consulting Group, an independent leadership coaching and consulting firm. During his free time, he enjoys coaching youth sports, particularly basketball.
Pictured (left to right): Randy Quinn (President), Tom Crea, Brian Schill (Sponsor)
For additional information about the Rotary Club of Upper St. Clair-Bethel Park, please visit: http://www.rotary-usc-bp.org/
|Rotary clubs light up the world to end polio||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||on Feb 20, 2011||
What do Italy’s Trevi Fountain, India’s Charminar monument, and the New York Stock Exchange building have in common?
Each of these iconic landmarks will provide a dramatic backdrop for an equally dramatic message: End Polio Now. Those three words – representing Rotary’s pledge to rid the world of this crippling childhood disease - will be projected onto each structure during the week surrounding February 23, 2011, the humanitarian service organization’s 106th anniversary.
These monuments join the other iconic landmarks that have carried the pledge in recent years: the Sydney Opera House, London’s Tower Bridge, the Roman Coliseum, Egypt’s Pyramid of Khafre, Chicago’s Wrigley Building, the Obelisk in Argentina, and the San Francisco Ferry Building.
A few more examples of events happening next week include:
Mark Kriebel, PIRG Zone 29 Coordinator
|IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENT||Posted by Lenore Wetzel||
Between now and October 15, 2014, Rotary District 7300 will be collecting winter clothing for the children and families of Appalachia. Clean, gently used coats, sweaters, hats, gloves, boots, et cetera will be deeply appreciated.
Please designate someone in your Rotary club to collect the donated items, which will be picked up/dropped off at a later date.
If you have any questions, please call Patricia John at (412) 916-4953 or e-mail at email@example.com.
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|RI President Sakuji Tanaka to Visit Pittsburgh||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||
The New Kensington Rotary Club will be celebrating it's
75th Anniversary with a Gala at the Oakmont Country Club,
Tuesday, October 23, 2012.
The club is honored to have Rotary International President,
Sakuji Tanaka of Japan as the featured guest.
All clubs will be invited to send representatives to the event.
|The Rotary District 7300 GSE (Group Study Exchange) Team||Posted by Lenore Wetzel D7300 Webmaster/Newsletter Editor||
The Rotary District 7300 GSE (Group Study Exchange) Team
Chelsea Burket, Catherine Sheane, Cole Williams,
Team Leader, PDG Denny Crawford and Jenna Cramer
are greeted by Billy Cho, GSE Team Chairman, District 3640, Seoul, Korea.
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