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The Rotary Foundation & UNESCO-IHE Institute Scholarships
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
Annual Rotary Foundation Dinner - November 19
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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! 
 
Annual Rotary Foundation Dinner - November 19 2015-09-01 04:00:00Z
Foundation Seminar - October 24
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.
 
Foundation Seminar - October 24 2015-09-01 04:00:00Z
Grant Training Seminar - September 17
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.
Grant Training Seminar - September 17 2015-08-21 04:00:00Z
Letter from the Governor
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Dear Rotarians,
 
Sadly, this is my last newsletter as district governor. One year goes by all too quickly. But one year is also long enough to gather a wealth of information and meet so many Rotarians throughout District 7390 in many events and activities. Thanks to so many clubs for inviting me back after my official visits and including me and my wife in club anniversaries, over 50 Paul Harris Fellow inductions or plus awards, eight additions to our current 57 Paul Harris Society enrollees, new member attraction dinners, satellite club meetings, and Youth Exchange gatherings.
 
When I look back on this year, and I hope you do too, you can sense that the spirit of Rotary is alive and growing in southcentral Pennsylvania. Membership is rising, the average age of members is lower, The district’s Rotary Foundation giving is near an all-time high, and we are “This Close” to ending polio. Involvement in global grants in the RI six areas of focus has increased and club foundation grants were completed by 28 clubs.
 
We had fun and celebrated 100 years of The Rotary Foundation with three other nearby districts at our multi-district conference in Gettysburg and gathered “lessons learned” from the battlefield tour. The conference introduced the other three districts to our 4-Way Speech and Essay contests, we had both our Inbound and Outbound GVSE Taiwan teams present together – a rare event, and Dr. Peter Salk gave an update on our fight against polio.
 
Open this month’s Rotarian to page 44 and see our own Doug Nicotera from the RC of Hershey and his third place winner photo contest entry.
 
Nearly 70 of us will gather in Atlanta one week from now and celebrate “Rotary Serving Humanity” with 200 countries and 40,000 Rotarians.
 
A district governor can plan a great year, but it took 2300+ Rotarians to make it great. For this, I will be ever grateful. Review the rest of the June newsletter for many of these and other highlights. Build on this year’s significant achievements and make DGE Una Martone’s year to come even greater. Welcome her and all of our incoming club presidents at their installation on June 29. It was my privilege to serve you.
 
In Rotary,
 
Kevin Cogan
2016-17 District 7390 Governor
 
Letter from the Governor 2015-08-04 04:00:00Z
Byrnes HEC Rotary Appreciation Night
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.
 
Byrnes HEC Rotary Appreciation Night 2015-07-31 04:00:00Z
United Nations Bus Trip - Nov. 7
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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! 
United Nations Bus Trip - Nov. 7 2015-07-29 04:00:00Z
District Membership Seminar
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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.
District Membership Seminar 2015-07-21 04:00:00Z
District Public Image Seminar
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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
District Public Image Seminar 2015-07-21 04:00:00Z
2015-16 Installation Dinner
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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
 
2015-16 Installation Dinner 2015-05-06 00:00:00Z
District Conference
 
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!
 
 
District Conference 2015-03-03 00:00:00Z
Teacher Impact Awards
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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) 
Teacher Impact Awards 2015-03-03 00:00:00Z
District Training Assembly
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!
District Training Assembly 2015-03-03 00:00:00Z
Grant Training Seminar
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.
 
Grant Training Seminar 2015-02-25 00:00:00Z
2015-16 RI Theme Announced

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.”

2015-16 RI Theme Announced 2015-01-20 00:00:00Z
Rotary Polio Day - October 24, 2014
Congratulations Rotary! Governor Tom Corbett has recognized October 24 as Rotary Polio Day!
Rotary Polio Day - October 24, 2014 2014-10-17 00:00:00Z
A Haiti Clean Water Project from a Rotarian Mother's Perspective
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
RI President-Elect Huang Encourages Club Members to "Light Up Rotary"
 
RI President-Elect Huang Encourages Club Members to "Light Up Rotary" 2014-01-17 00:00:00Z