News and Events
 
District 7280 and the Rotary Club of Port Allegany invite you to join fellow 7280 Rotarians and guests in Erie, Pennsylvania Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19, 2019 as we celebrate the Rotary year.   We hope you will be inspired to see how Rotary has changed people's lives and most of all have fun at a beautiful Lake Erie Property.
 
We have a discounted room rate at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront until May 1, 2019.  Hotel reservations can be made by clicking here.
 

Click here to view the conference schedule.

The District Conference Electronic Registration can be accessed by clicking here.

If you prefer to mail you registration, please click here to download the registration form.

For those that would like to play golf, we have reserved tee times on Friday, May 17th at 8:50 AM at Whispering Woods Golf Club, Erie, PA.   

To download the golf registration, please click here.

During the conference we will collect items you, your club, or community would like to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwestern Pennsylvania.   For a list of items which they can use, please click here.

We look forward seeing you in Erie.  

 
 
 
Rotary International Zones 33 & 34 are partnering with Feeding America Food Banks in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and western/central Pennsylvania in the 10 Million Meal Challenge.  The State Associations will support, encourage and facilitate enhanced partnerships between food banks and Rotary Clubs in the pursuit of a goal of raising the equivalent of 10 million meals for the region.  Clubs will "sign up" to join the challenge at www.rizones33-34.org/hunger.  Their Feeding America Food Bank will contact them to start planning together.  
  
The Rotary Club of Slippery Rock is mentioned in the March, 2019 edition of the Rotarian for their "Slippery Rock in Bloom"  project.  To learn more you can either go to page 12 of the March Rotarian or click here.
 
In honor and celebration of Rotary's 114th birthday, our E-Club, the Rotary Club of Keystone,  is presenting a challenge to the other clubs of our District.  The challenge is similar to the idea of "paying it forward" and the "ice bucket challenge" all rolled into on BIG, BIG Rotary Project.  To see how you and your club can participate,  

please click here for more details.

  

This Safe Water Project is to support Water & Sanitation Improvements for the community of Santa Eulalia Huehuetenango, Guatemala, Rotary District 4250.  This Global Grant, GG 1759627, in the amount of $110,838.00 is for phase 2 of this multi-year project. It is co-sponsored by the club of Estero, Florida, District 6960.

 

This phase of the project will build out pipelines connecting more communities to pumping stations and construct two more holding tanks. With this additional infrastructure in place, clean safe water will be able to be distributed to other communities that were not connected to the Phase 1 portion of this project  This phase will impact  an additional 2500 residents.       

 

Wisdom, a 2012 Rotary Peace Fellow has been putting his fellowship to work in Africa developing programs to educate and encourage youth to advocate for peace and dialog to strengthen peaceful co-existence amidst cultural, political and religious differences.  More information on Wisdom's recent activities can be found by clicking here.
 
Wisdom's current project needs funding and through his connection to Erie Rotarian and Peace Scholar, Dr. Joyce Miller, he has gained support from the Erie club as well as the Rotary Club of Cleveland.  Details on the project can be found by clicking here.  Any club or individual interested in more information or supporting Wisdom's project can and contact Dr. Joyce Miller, joycem@ksrc.biz. 
 
Rotary Leadership Institute is designed to provide quality education in Rotary knowledge and leadership skills to Rotarians interested in developing their Rotary participation and to those identified by Rotary Clubs as having potential in club leadership.  The Institute is a three part program, Part I, Part II and Part III.  Each part is a full day and you can take each part as your schedule allows.  These educational opportunities will teach you skills that will benefit the members in their lives and in volunteer service.
 
The course dates and locations for 2019 are as follows:
Saturday, April 6, 2019 -           Muncy, PA
Saturday, October 5, 2019 -     Greensburg, PA
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - Hagerstown, MD
 
For more information, please go to www.RLIMainLine.org
Rotary District 7730, in conjunction with 900+ clubs in 23 Districts from Zones 33 and 34, are asking for support of their CART (COINS for ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH TRUST)Contest.  This is an opportunity to support Alzheimer's Research as well as have the opportunity to win either a new Corvette, Cadillac CT6, or Jaquar I-PACE.   For more information on how to support this project, please click here.