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A Message from DG Una Martone
Dear Friends & Fellow Rotarians,
 
Just a few weeks in to the 2017/18 Rotary year and there is nothing I’m enjoying more than hearing about and learning about the service activities, special projects and fun ideas that clubs are implementing around District 7390.  The collective generosity is simply overwhelming.  This 30,000 foot view is so wonderful that the stories must be shared.  We can learn so much from each other and adapt and apply these ideas in our own clubs.  It’s impossible to capture everything going on, but between our District 7390 Facebook page and the weekly Rotary Reporter, I’ll try to post SHOUT OUTS as often as I can. 
 
 
 
Shout out to the Hershey Rotary Club for hosting 80 U.S. Army War College International Fellows representing 77 countries at their lunch meeting this week.  This is an annual event between the Rotary Club of Hershey and the US Army War College and represents another way in which global leaders and Rotarians help build international goodwill and understanding.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Shout out to the Rotary Club of Hanover for their support of Operation Out the Door and efforts to build a ramp for Vietnam Veteran Sgt. Groft. This was part of $50,000 in total grants awarded from the Hanover Club. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shout Out to the Rotary Club of Elizabethtown for their creative use of acronyms!  As Rotarians, we all seem to love a good acronym!  This one is in honor of their group bicycling adventures: Friends All Riding Together for Service or “Old F.A.R.T.S.”  Their name, not mine! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Feel free to submit your club stories for publication in the Rotary Reporter… or sit back and see if yours is discovered throughout my journey!
 
Have a great week everyone.

Yours in Rotary!
 
DG Una Martone
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Share your #RotaryStory!
Share your #RotaryStory! 
Rotarians are people of action and Rotary International is interested in hearing about how you’re making a difference in your community and the world.  Visit the RI website at this link and scroll down to the Share Your Rotary Story link.  Every member has a story.  What’s yours? https://www.rotary.org/#page-content
Passing of Rotary President-Elect Sam Owori
 
Sam F. Owori, Rotary International president-elect, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 13 as a result of post-operative complications from a planned surgery. Sam was a member of the Rotary Club Kampala, Uganda for 38 years.

"Rotary has become a way of life for me – with the intrinsic value and core belief in mutual responsibility and concern for one another as a cornerstone," Sam said when he was nominated last year. "I feel immense satisfaction knowing that through Rotary, I've helped someone live better."

Sam's term as Rotary's 108th president would have begun on 1 July 2018.

"Please remember Sam as the outstanding, hard-working Rotarian he was," said Rotary International President Ian Riseley. "In this difficult time, I ask you to keep his wife, Norah, the Owori family and Sam's millions of friends around the world in your thoughts."

Under Sam's leadership, the number of clubs in Uganda swelled from nine to 89 over the course of 29 years.
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Funeral Arrangements for RI President-elect Sam Owori
Dear fellow Rotarians,

There has been an outpouring of heartfelt messages since President-elect Sam’s passing last week. Rotarians and members of the public have been sharing memories and recalling how Sam inspired them through his hard work as a Rotarian and as a dedicated civil servant. It is clear that his impact and legacy were felt worldwide.
There will be a service for Sam on Friday, 21 July, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at St. Vincent’s Cathedral in Bedford, Texas. Friends in the area are encouraged to visit. Funeral services in Uganda are currently being planned. Memorial contributions in honor of Sam will be directed to the Sam F. Owori Memorial to Polio. This fund has been established to honor his commitment to Rotary’s polio eradication efforts. Sam was a member of both the Africa Regional PolioPlus Committee and the International PolioPlus Committee. You can make online contributions to the fund here.

The 2017-18 nominating committee will select a new president-elect, in addition to the president-nominee, during its scheduled meeting in early August.

Thank you all for your continued support during this difficult time.

Sincerely,
Ian Riseley
Rotary International President, 2017-18
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2017-18 Rotary Awards
Click here to find the Awards Planning Matrix  (APM) for RY 2017-2018.  It shows all the main awards as listed on the RI website with deadlines for submission, who should nominate and a suggested venue for presentation along with appropriate comments.  Please use the APM along with the RI website to guide your awards planning to ensure deserving clubs and Rotarians receive the recognition they deserve.  Awards thank Rotarians and clubs for their hard work and dedication and inspire others to do their best work for Rotary.
Tri-Annual District Youth Exchange Meeting
All District Rotarians are invited to attend the Tri-Annual District Youth Exchange meeting on  Saturday, July 29, 2017 in the dining room of the PA United Church Center (900 S. Arlington Ave, Harrisburg). 
        
8:30-8:55a.m. – Welcome & Updates & Orient YEOs/Counselors on Using Manuals to Train Host Family (HF) and Volunteers – Linda Spotts DYE Chair and Amber Seidel DYE Outbound Chair
 
8:55am – Break up into 2 groups A and B and Rotate thru 2 topics for networking/clubs sharing best practices/brainstorming.    
 
9:00-9:30am –  Group A – Board Room – HF Best Practices/Issues, Group B – Dining Room – Academics Best Practices/Issues
 
9:35-10:05am – Group B – Board Room – Host Family Best Practices/Issues, Group A – Dining Room – Academic Best Practices/Issues
 
10:10-10:30am -   Wrap Up Group A & B – Dining Room
 
10:30am – District/Club Tri-Annual Meeting Adjourn
 
10:45-Noon – Dining Room - DYE Committee Meeting – all welcome to stay                
 
Building Code:  Will be emailed to attendees prior to meeting.  (Code can be used for any of the doors to enter the building – the Dining Room is on the lower level - south-west wing of the building).
 
Byrnes HEC Rotary Appreciation Night - August 24
The staff of the Byrnes Health Education Center extend a cordial invitation to all Rotary members and guests of Rotary District 7390 to attend 
 
An Evening of Appreciation on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
 
Please join us at our facility to experience your investment at work and to receive an update on new programming. Our teaching theaters will be open and our educators will be available to acquaint you with our health education mission!
 
Dinner will be provided. All Rotarians are welcome! 
Kindly RSVP to Ann Bahn, 717-848-3064 ext. 221 or abahn@byrneshec.org
 
Rotary Means Business - July 20
ROTARY MEANS BUSINESS: 0 DAYS TO RSVP FOR THE 20 JULY NORTHERN TIER (GROUPS A-C) THIRD NETWORKING EVENT OF THE 2017 SEASON IN HARRISBURG.
 
The Rotary Club of Colonial Park will host the RMB event on Thursday, 20 July at the Colonial Lounge, 580 N Mountain Road, Harrisburg, PA.  Heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer,and soft drinks are included.  The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m.  The event counts as a make up.    
 
Walk-ins WELCOME!! Just pay the $25 registration fee at the door. There are no refunds.  BRING POTENTIAL ROTARIAN GUESTS!!!
 
REMEMBER, GIVEN OUR ADHERENCE TO THE FOUR WAY-TEST, WHICH ESTABLISHES A BASIS OF TRUST, SHOULDN'T ROTARIANS GIVE EACH OTHER BUSINESS - MORE PROSPEROUS ROTARIANS CAN DO MORE FOR OUR COMMUNITIES AND THE WORLD!!! 
Colonial Park celebrates annual Community Giving Day
The Colonial Park Rotary Club recently celebrated its annual Community Giving Day by presenting donation checks totaling $13,850 to the following community organizations:
 
Shalom House, Dauphin County East Shore Library  L.P. Twp. Police Dept. K-9 program, CONTACT Helpline, Linglestown Fire Department, Owen’s Foundation, Colonial Park Rotary Foundation, Lower Paxton District Grant Petanque Courts Project,  Dauphin County Technical School’s Building Construction Cares Program, Paxtonia Fire Department, Girls on the Run Program, Colonial Park Fire Department, Friendship Community Center, Leek Mountain Preserve Wounded Veteran’s Program,  Hero’s Grove Fund,  Natalie Cribari Drug Awareness Program, Cupboard of Calvary Food Pantry, Team Scott Inspire Foundation and the YMCA of Greater Harrisburg.
 

Rotary Club of Lancaster Sunrise Announces Culliton Award Winner

The Rotary Club of Lancaster Sunrise honored Lancaster Catholic High School students Gabrielle Hemlick, Caroline Ruiz, Jillian Kemmerly, Katherine Mark and Jackelene Reinoldo as Culliton Award Winners. The $2000 scholarship is awarded to students based upon character, scholastic record, school involvement and community service.
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