The Rotary Foundation and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education are working together to tackle the world’s water and sanitation crisis and are offering up to 10 scholarships for graduate study at UNESCO-IHE's Delft campus in the Netherlands. The partnership aims to increase the number of trained professionals who can devise, plan, and implement water and sanitation solutions in developing areas. The scholarships also are designed to promote long-term productive relationships between Rotarians and skilled water and sanitation professionals in their communities.

Scholars will receive a Master of Science degree in urban water and sanitation, water management, or water science and engineering. Graduates work with their Rotary club sponsors on a related project to benefit their local community. The application deadline is 15 June. For more information, review the application toolkit and scholarship terms and conditions.

If you have questions, please contact [email protected].
The Rotary Foundation & UNESCO-IHE Institute Scholarships 2016-02-10 05:00:00Z 0
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The District 7390 Annual Foundation Dinner will be held Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Dickinson College (Holland Union Building) in Carlisle. The cost to attend is $30 per person. A Social hour will be held from 6:00 p.m. until dinner begins at 7:00 p.m. Bring a bottle of wine or beer along to share. (You may not keep these at your table. They must be given to the bartenders to serve.) Dress is business suit or black tie optional!
 
We are looking for sponsors! Please use the printable registration form to secure your sponsorship! 
 
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Join us at the RADISSON HOTEL HARRISBURG (1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill) on SATURDAY, October 24, 2015. Cost is $25 per Rotarian!
 
The seminar will begin with registration and a hot breakfast buffet from 7:30 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. Promptly at 8:15 a.m. the informative sessions will begin and the day will conclude at 12:00 Noon.
 
Our Rotary Foundation and its success depends on you! Please take time out of your busy schedule to educate yourself about OUR Rotary Foundation by attending the annual D7390 Rotary Foundation Seminar that will include an overview of The Rotary Foundation and its many programs.
 
Please register by October 16, 2015! Use the registration form or register on-line.
 
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A Grant Training Seminar will be help September 17, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg (1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill), beginning with registration and a buffet dinner from 5:30 p.m. until 6:15 p.m. The information session will begin promptly at 6:15 p.m. The seminar will conclude by 9:00 p.m. Cost is $30 per person.
 
This is the official Rotary Grant Training seminar that all Clubs must receive to be certified to apply for either Global Grants or Club Foundation Grants. This seminar will qualify your Club to apply for a Global Grant in 2015-16 or any Grants in 2016-17. Another training session will be held in April 2016. You are only required to attend one of the trainings.
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Dear Rotarians,
 
As many of you already know, I am an active user and proponent of social media. I first joined Facebook in 2009 and have since engaged with LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. I also manage several accounts professionally and belong to a number of social media groups.  Social media has evolved a great deal over the years and continues to change by the minute!  In order to help Rotary Clubs and Rotarians make best use of social media, I've compiled a list of my Top Ten Tips.  Perhaps they'll help some folks reading this note. Good luck with your social media happenings and, most of all, have fun! 
  
  1. Social media is a tool for enhancing relationships, engaging with new people, following news, and sharing information. It is NOT meant to replace human relationships or connections. It is meant to ADD and enhance existing connections.
  2. If you have social media accounts, USE THEM. Be active in posting content, sharing news, commenting on other people's news, etc. If your social media account(s) are dormant, why have them at all?  Be active or just withdraw from those social media channels all together.
  3. Generally speaking, Facebook is more geared toward personal life, fun, and current happenings. LinkedIn is more professionally driven yet still provides opportunities to connect with a wide range of people.  Twitter is for short and direct pieces of information and is a great resource for instant news and immediate happenings. Instagram is driven largely by photos and video clips and attracts a young audience. YouTube is for videos only.  There are dozens of other social media channels, but these are accepted as the most used.
  4. Rotary Clubs typically use a PAGE feature which can be liked or followed on social media rather than a GROUP which is often limited to specific members and not open to all.
  5. Rotary International generates excellent content for all social media channels mentioned and all Rotarians should consider connecting with RI.
  6. District 7390 has a page on Facebook and LinkedIn and invites all Rotarians to Connect. Our district also has a Rotary Means Business page on both channels.
  7. Almost all 43 clubs in District 7390 have pages on Facebook and liking them is a great way to stay apprised of events and happenings around the area.
  8. Content should be kept short, positive, and have a hook. Either an interesting fact, picture, or link. Give people a reason to engage with your posts.
  9. Likes, comments & shares provide instant feedback for your post, but longer term returns on the investment in social media can take years. Maybe a new member comes to one of your Rotary Club meetings only after following you for some length of time.  Maybe a social media post generates an inquiry that eventually leads to membership. Some ROIs may never be measured.
  10. Social media should be supplemented with a vibrant website, friendly and welcoming membership materials, and real people behind the posts! 
If you are in the social media arena, or considering jumping in, make sure you can give it the attention needed to work the best!  Post often and keep the messaging genuine, meaningful, fun and creative and social media can be a valuable tool for your Rotary Club and members! 
 
Yours in Service,
 
District Governor Una Martone
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The Byrnes HEC Rotary Appreciation Night will celebrate the tremendous support and partnership of our Rotary Clubs near and far! Please join us Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 5 p.m. at the Byrnes Health Education Center—515 South George Street York, PA.
 
We hope to have a great turnout as we seek to honor the Rotary Clubs who have served as advocates and fierce friends of the Byrnes Health Education Center’s mission to educate and inspire people of all ages to make healthy choices for years. The impact you have had on the community overall as well as your commitment to work for the common good inspires and serves as an example to us all.
 
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All bus seats & tickets for admission into the UN are sold out! 
 
The long anticipated and exceptionally popular trip to the United Nations will take place on Saturday, November 7, 2015.  There are only two, private organizations which have consultative status at the UN, and Rotary International is one of them.  It's amazing how influential our organization is. Click here for more information! 
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Is your Rotary Club trying to fit together the many puzzle pieces forming your membership recruitment and retention? Do you have trouble attracting new members or get new members in place and then discover others are “missing”? If this seems far too familiar, sounds like you need to attend the District Membership Seminar on Wednesday, September 9 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg (1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill, PA 17011). Arrive for registration and supper between 5:15 and 6:00 p.m. The Seminar will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. and end by 9:00 p.m. The cost for the Seminar is $15 per person, pre-registration is required in order to plan for materials and food service.
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Think your Rotary Club deserves more attention from your area media?
Want to use your Club Website and Facebook pages to attract new members?

Then join us Wednesday, August 26, 2015 for the District 7390 Public Image Seminar. The Seminar will be held at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg (1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill). A buffet dinner will be available from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. The seminar will begin promptly at 6:00 and end no later than 8:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $15 per Rotarian.

What will you learn?
·      Determining what is news
·      Using & Understanding Social Media
·      Setting up a Facebook Page for your Club
·      Contacting Print Media
·      Contacting Television Media
 
 
DEADLINE TO REGISTER – AUGUST 21, 2015
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Please join fellow Rotarians on Monday, June 29, 2015 to celebrate the beginning of the new Rotary year! We will be installing the 2015-16 Club Presidents and 2015-16 District Governor John Kramb!
 
A reception will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a cash bar & fellowship. Dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.
  • Radisson Hotel Harrisburg (1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill)
  • Cost: $40 per person
The evening will include: A Parade of Club Presidents and installation of the following: 2015-16 Club Presidents, Assistant Governors, Area Membership Coordinators, Area Foundation Coordinators, District Governor, District Governor Elect & District Governor Nominee
 
Dinner Choices:
  • Sweet Thai Chili Marinated Tofu Steak (Vegan) (Served Over Rice Noodles Tossed in Sesame Oil and Garlic)
  • Citrus & Herb Roasted Chicken (Baked Chicken Breast Marinated in Citrus Zest, Olive Oil and Fresh Herbs)
  • Pecan Encrusted Salmon (Moderately Encrusted with Candied Pecans and Brown Sugar, Baked and Finished with Honey Butter)
 
Registration Deadline: June 19, 2015
 
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Catch up, learn and enjoy. All can be done at the Rotary District Conference May 1 to 3. Now, right now, today, this very moment, is the best time to register and reserve a room. A full description of the activities from highly-informative presentations to fantastically fun Foundation fundraising with a Kentucky Derby theme is available on the District website. The registration form is on the website. Don’t delay and regret missing this unique event.  To make room reservations, call the Eden Resort directly at 717-569-6444 and be sure to mention your coming to the Rotary District Conference. While the room discounts have expired, there are still rooms available for Rotarians. Please do it now before the day gets in your way!
 
 
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Congratulations to all teachers that were nominated for a Teacher Impact Award! The 2015 banquet will be held Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel Harrisburg (4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg). Registration and cash bar from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. with the program to begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. This is a wonderful event to honor teachers in our local communities! Won't you join us to honor the 2015 Teacher Impact Awards Recipients? Please download a registration form
 
The winners are:
  • Trudy Saraiva - Eagle View Middle School (Cumberland Valley School District)
  • Martha Rougeux - Rowland School (Science and Literacy)
  • Alicia Sterner - Bear Creek School (Elizabethtown School District)
  • R. Alden Knepp - Susquenita Middle School (Susquenita School District)
  • Brian R. Hastings - Spring Grove Area High School (Spring Grove Area School District) 
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Our District Training Assembly is scheduled for Saturday, March, 28, 2015 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg (1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill) at 8:00 a.m. It is important that all Rotarians attend the District Training Assembly. It will be helpful in building "esprit de corps" in your Club. 
 
District Training Assembly will include a hot breakfast buffet and handout booklet. The cost is $30 per person and the day will conclude at Noon. The sessions during the morning will be fast-paced and interactive. They are designed to help us all as Club and District leaders to plan for a great Rotary year. At the beginning of the Assembly we will also approve the 2015-16 District budget. 
 
You can download a registration form or register and pay on-line. Deadline for registration is March 21, 2015. Join us at District Training Assembly to learn more about Being A Gift to the World!
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The seminar will be held Thursday, April 23 and will begin with registration and a buffet dinner from 5:30 p.m. until 6:15 p.m. The information session will begin promptly at 6:15 p.m. The seminar will conclude by 9:00 p.m. Cost is $30 per person. This is the official Rotary Grant Training seminar that all Clubs must receive to be certified to apply for either Global Grants or Club Foundation Grants. Please remember that attendance at a Grant Training Seminar is required within a year prior to submitting an application for a Global Grant or a Club Foundation Grant. All Grants now require a 3-person committee. This should be a club expense for your entire grant committee to attend.
 
Please register your committee by April 16, 2015! Use the registration form below and mail with payment to the District Office (515 South George Street, York, PA 17401) or register on-line.
 
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2015-16 Rotary International Theme

Rotary International President-elect K.R. Ravindran asks Rotary members to “Be a Gift to the World” as the theme of his 2015-2016 presidential year. Meet K.R. Ravindran: http://ow.ly/Hz06l

“In Rotary, we give of our resources—but more importantly, we give of ourselves. Because there is such a difference, between a handout, and an outstretched hand—especially when the outstretched hand, is warmed by a caring heart.”

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Among the many areas of concern that Rotarians donate time, talent, and resources to, the need for clean water ranks among the top six areas of focus. With 20% of the world’s population (1.2 billion people) lacking sufficient clean water, small humanitarian projects can be among the most useful and rewarding to undertake. Not only do they bring much needed relief to a whole community or village, they also open the door to a greater appreciation of the human condition in poor countries.
 
A Haiti Clean Water Project from a Rotarian Mother's Perspective 2014-06-11 00:00:00Z 0
RI President-Elect Huang Encourages Club Members to "Light Up Rotary" 2014-01-17 00:00:00Z 0