How Do We Use Our Funds?
Responsible leadership means more than just doing good work, it means making the most out of every donation we receive. We support numerous educational programs including providing dictionaries to elementary school students and scholarships to graduating high school seniors. You’ll find ourclub members active in keeping our roadways clean and volunteering at numerous community events:
- Morrisons Cove Memorial Park
- Roaring Spring Community Library
- “Student of the Month” at Central High School, Williamsburg High School, and Northern Bedford High School
- “Home Run Against Drugs” Elementary School Program
- Rotary International (RI) International Foundation
- Student Leadership Conferences
- Community Beautification Projects
- Dictionary Presentation to Third Grade Students
- Martinsburg Community Fund
- Support of Northern Bedford, Spring Cove, and Williamsburg School Districts
- Garver YMCA
- Rotary International Polio Eradication Program
- Spring Cove Educational Foundation
- Group Study Exchange Program
- Interact Youth Program
- International Exchange Students
- Martinsburg Youth Baseball and Softball Programs
- Roaring Spring Little League
- Rotary “Four-Way Test” Speech Contests
- Morrisons Cove Memorial Park Summer Recreation Program
- Scarlet Dragon Back Pack Program
- Central High School Scholarship Program
- RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)
Core Rotary Principles
In 1932, Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor created The Four-Way Test. The test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions:
Of the things we think, say, or do:
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
The Rotary Foundation Focus
The Rotary Foundation’s six Areas of Emphasis highlight what Rotary is all about. These six areas are:
- Peace and Conflict Resolution/Prevention
- Disease Prevention and Treatment
- Water and Sanitation
- Maternal and Child Health
- Basis Education and Literacy
- Economic and Community Development
From Rotary International site’s page:
What does it take to be a leader with Rotary? Integrity, expertise, and a commitment to service—all the qualities that make Rotary members extraordinary. We look for these qualities in all our leadership positions, including our elected President and Board of Directors, who lead Rotary International, our appointed Trustee Chair and Board of Trustees, who run The Rotary Foundation, and our General Secretary and executive staff, who provide long-term oversight of the organization. Members of each Rotary club elect their own leadership.
From the District 7360 site’s homepage:
District 7360 is made up of 77 Rotary Clubs and serves about 2800 Rotarians located in three states in the Northeastern United States of America. The Northern part of the District covers the central portion of the State of Pennsylvania while the Southern part of the District includes clubs in Maryland and West Virginia.
Here’s what the District’s Clubs are doing on our Newsletter Page. Both the What’s Happening and District Newsletters for this year can be found there.
Board of Directors,
Officers & Directors
Betsy Baker, President
Seth Davis, Vice President
John R. Biddle, Secretary
Shana L. Stern, Treasurer
Charles W. Gojmerac, Immediate Past President