Recipients must have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, in any form and at any level, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary. Service rendered through Rotary must have been on a continuing basis. This is Rotary International’s highest honor for individual Rotarians. A maximum of 150 recipients may be selected each year.
District 7390 Recipients:
Robert M Davis (York) 2010-2011
Presented April 30, 2011 at the District Conference Governor's Banquet in Lancaster, PA by Governor William H. Kirkpatrick II. Bob Davis embodies the motto of "Service Above Self". He has been dedicated to serving his profession. And even now in retirement he continues to serve the under-served through his mission work and leadership involvement in Rotary and in his community.
PDG Steven P Messner (Perry County) 2007-2008
Presented May 10, 2008 at the District Conference Governor's Banquet in Gettysburg, PA by Governor Dennis A. Kovacevich. PDG Steve Messner has chosen to serve first and then lead as a way of expanding service to others. He has not sought recognition for his efforts. Rather, he has developed a “Champions of Children” model to recognize others who have served their local and world communities. Steve strives to support the efforts of others who are willing to make a better life for their local and world communities.
Peg Sennett (Hanover) 2007-2008
Presented May 10, 2008 at the District Conference Governor's Banquet in Gettysburg, PA by Governor Dennis A. Kovacevich. Peg Sennett has selflessly served her Rotary Club, her District and her community through offering her time, talents and treasures to improve the lives of others. She has a great desire to help others and has volunteered not only locally and nationally, but internationally, and has done so with caring, compassion, kindness, hardwork and absolute integrity. Peg has the highest respect of her Rotary Club, her community and Rotary District 7390.
Dr. Robert A. McClenathan (Lancaster) 2006-2007
Presented May 12, 2007 at the District Conference Governor's Banquet in Hershey, PA by Governor Janice R. Black. Dr. McClenathan traveled to the Federated States of Micronesia in August and September of 2005 to help an unusual population of people with a hereditary blinding condition called "achromatopsia". While on this mission Dr. Bob provided low vision rehabilitation to those with achromatopsia, screening the children on the tiny isolated islands where no healthcare is available, performing eye examinations on children and adults who had any form of reduced vision or who had health issues (like diabetes) which can effect eyesight or eye health, and distributing reading glasses to adults in need.
Ms. Connie Spark (York-East) 2004-2005
Presented April 30, 2005 at the District Conference Governor’s Banquet in Harrisburg, PA by Governor Steven P. Messner. Ms. Spark has organized and participated in three major multi-district humanitarian projects in Ghana, Ethiopia, and Brazil. Her Ethiopian mission made possible 150 cataract operations, 10 corneal transplants, 2000 eye exams, the provision of 400 pairs of glasses, 21 gynecological surgeries, 500 general practice examinations, the fitting of lightweight braces on paralyzed children, and the administration of polio vaccine to over 2000 children.
Ms. Carolyn Peters (Manheim) 2004-2005
Presented April 30, 2005 at the District Conference Governor’s Banquet in Harrisburg, PA by Governor Steven P. Messner. Ms. Peters has helped organize and implement major multi-district humanitarian missions to Ghana, Ethiopia, and Brazil as well as ten medical missions completed in conjunction with Dr. Albert Alley and a partnership between the Rotary Foundation and World Blindness Outreach. Ms. Peters dedicated thousands of hours of her time to the completion of these missions.
Dr. Albert A. Alley (Lebanon) 2001-2002
Presented May 3, 2002 at a District Conference Plenary Session, Lancaster, PA by Governor Ann S. Keim. Since 1990, Dr Alley has arranged and participated in 40 eye missions to 20 countries (including Argentina, the Dominican, Belize, El Salvador, Egypt, Vietnam, Peru, Guyana, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and India), completing 4000-5000 eye operations on indigent patients.
Dr. Phillip L. Fromm (Millersburg) 1995-96
Presented April 27, 1996 at the District Conference Governor’s Banquet in Pittsburgh, PA by Governor David P. Witmer, Jr. For 35 years, provided free eye examinations for children in Upper Dauphin County before they enter kindergarten. At 600 to 700 children a year, that added up to 25,000 kids—or 50,000 eyes—over his career.