Our program featured the official visit of District Governor Janet Kolepp. The theme for her visit was “Together, we grow Rotary.” Wherever Rotarians meet, it is all about making and sustaining friendships for life. Our core values of fellowship, integrity, diversity, service, and leadership are what bring us, and keep us, together.
Recent years have seen an explosion in Rotary resources. The online Learning Center is loaded with information. The public image and branding campaign allows Clubs to promote with a unified presence around the world. District 7430 has a Public Image Committee to help Clubs take advantage of social media. Janet shared the newest District video that showcased local Rotarians including a terrific segment on our own Terry Pundiak. She noted that Easton Rotary was one of 33 local Clubs to receive the Presidential Citation in 2019-20.
Our District ranked first out of 43 Districts in our geographic area in terms of increased membership. A big part of the increase was the establishment of Satellite Clubs in Harleysville and Springfield Township. Our District support of ShelterBox was the highest in the United States. Our District ShelterBox Team is hosting a virtual fundraiser on October 9. Our support for PolioPlus increased by 37% as we raised over $82,000. This year’s Polio race will be virtual but an online event on October 24 will feature an appearance by former Rotary International Vice President Mike McGovern who has been leading the Polio campaign for many years. Remember, the Gates Foundation will double every donation to the Polio campaign.
Easton Rotary was one of 29 Clubs recognized for our service to youth thanks to our Student Awards and the Young Person of the Year. Many thanks to Janet for the tremendous job she is doing in support of our Rotary District.