District Governor's Project

Tree Project

2017-2018 Rotary International President Ian Riseley, wants every Rotary Club worldwide to plant a tree for every member. “Sustainability should be in everything that Rotary does. We need to recognize our responsibility to the planet on which we live.” In our district, each club will do an online search in mid-January for the PA Game Commission’s Howard Nursery Tree Index Site. You will choose between four options and order the number of trees as there are members in your club. You can vary your choices. Your Assistant Governor will receive your order and phone it in. Trees will be delivered to an assigned person in your area in April and they will arrive with directions for planting. Incorporate the tree project into a celebration engaging your club members and take lots of pictures!


This is a friendly-neighborhood-24- hour- professionally staffed hotline for help with human services. It is powered by the United Way. The system is designed to serve three major objectives, including: connect people in need to health and human service assistance through private and non-profit organizations in their communities; provide assistance to communities in time of disaster, allowing 9-1-1 to work primarily for first responders, and connect volunteers and donors with organizations who can leverage resources to meet the needs of the community. They are expanding North and East in their areas of coverage and rely heavily upon donations for this to happen.

Afrinena Children’s Voice

Afrinena Children’s Voice in Kampala, Uganda is a faith based orphanage that cares for the abandoned and HIV infected street children in the city. They are in desperate need of clothes, shoes, books and medicine. I became aware of them through PDG Ruzhdi Bakali before I started going to Uganda four years ago and have since visited them every year. I would like to see these children have a good chance at life.