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Message from DG Una Martone
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
Please accept these sentiments of thanksgiving and my sincere wishes that each of you will enjoy bountiful blessings as we start the holiday season.  Maybe some of these sentiments will apply to your own Rotary journey and provide you with an opening to thank the people with whom you share fellowship every week…
  • I am exceedingly thankful for the Rotarians who have welcomed me into their clubs, their events and activities and shown me a greater capacity for serving, caring, and giving than I had previously known.
  • I am thankful for the Rotarians who lead and who motivate & inspire others to think big, work hard, and seize opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others, their clubs, communities, and the world. 
  • I am thankful for the Rotarians who have prayed for my safe travels and well-being during an extremely active and eventful few months.
  • I am thankful for my family members who have encouraged me through early mornings and late nights, sacrificed some family time so that I could participate in Rotary events, and taken up extra responsibilities at home that I’ve neglected.
  • I am thankful for my team at work and their efforts to stretch out of their comfort zones in my absence which is more often this year than in the past.  I am thankful for our District 7390 Executive Secretary, Melissa Bruck, and her dedication to our collective success as an organization.
  • Most of all, I am thankful for this opportunity to experience the role of District Governor and thankful for this very moment in time when so many lives are intersecting with mine and fulfilling me with an abundant source of hope and new friendships that will last a lifetime. 
Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
 
Yours in  Rotary,
 
Una Martone
District Governor 2017-18
 
Nominations for District Governor 2020-21
The time has come to begin the nominating process for our District Governor 2020-21.  In this way we will continue our three-year projection for District 7390’s leadership.
      I encourage all D7390 Clubs to survey your membership and suggest a qualified candidate for the District Governor Nominee 2020-21. Suggestions must be made in the form of a resolution adopted at a regular Club meeting and certified by the Club Secretary. You may suggest a Rotarian from another Club so long as you first obtain the concurrence of the Club where the proposed candidate is a member.
      Every club has an outstanding leader who could be a potential District Governor. Look around and ask yourself, who is that person in my club? It is the person who is a good leader, interested, involved, gives financially to Rotary and The Rotary Foundation and is helpful to other members. Ask that person about his or her interest in serving as District Governor. We all need to give encouragement and “plant the seed” for others to move forward.
      When submitting a candidate for 2020-21 Governor, the following must be submitted: the Club resolution and the Governor Nominee Data Form (DG App 2020-21).    
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Extended Deadline for Short-Term Youth Exchange Program
The most powerful force in the promotion of international understanding and peace is exposure to different cultures. The world becomes a smaller, friendlier place when we learn that all people — regardless of nationality — desire the same basic things: a safe, comfortable environment that allows for a rich and satisfying life for our children and ourselves. Youth Exchange provides thousands of young people with the opportunity to meet people from other lands and to experience their cultures. This plants the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding.
 
The deadline to complete a STEP (Short-term) application has been extended to Monday, January 15, 2018. 
Summer 2018 STEP applications are due to the District office by January 15, 2018. Interviews for STEP students will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the PA United Church Center (900 S. Arlington Ave, Harrisburg). 
 
THE FOLLOWING SHOULD BE SUBMITTED WITH THE STEP APPLICATION: (All forms can be found at this link: http://rotary7390.org/60489/Page/Show?ClassCode=Page&Slug=youth-exchange-short-term-exchange-program-(step).
  • STEP Application - One copy with original signatures in blue ink, letters with signatures and all photos in color. 
  • A color photocopy of your passport
  • Country Selection List (Top 3)
  • Insurance Application and $76 check made payable to CISI-BOLDUC Insurance
  • $75 Application Fee - Check made payable to Rotary District 7390 YEP
  • $125 ESSEX Application Fee - Check made payable to ESSEX
  • Signed STEP Rules
  • Signed STEP Code of Conduct
If you have questions, please contact Tom Barton ([email protected]) or Melissa Bruck ([email protected]). 
Global Grant Ambassadorial Scholarships Available!

Scholarships For International Study from Area Rotary Clubs

Applications for the 2018-19 Rotary Foundation Global Scholarships are now available from Rotary Clubs in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York Counties and from the Rotary District 7390 District office headquartered in York.
 
Rotary Global Scholars must study abroad in one of the six Areas of Focus of The Rotary Foundation:
              1. Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
              2. Disease Prevention and Treatment
              3. Water and Sanitation
              4. Maternal and Child Health
              5. Basic Education and Literacy
              6. Economic and Community Development
             
The scholarships, which are designed to further international understanding and goodwill, provide for study abroad in more than 200 countries and geographic areas where Rotary Clubs are located.   The Rotary District 7390  Scholarship Committee will award one scholarships for 2018-19. 
            
Rotary Global Scholarships are generally for one academic year abroad and provide funding for round-trip transportation, tuition and fees, room, board, some educational supplies, and language training (if necessary), up to a maximum award of $30,000 or its equivalent. Click here for more information
             
The Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship program is the world’s largest privately sponsored international scholarship program.  Focused on humanitarian service, personal diplomacy, and academic excellence, the program has sponsored more than 40,000 Rotary Scholars abroad since it began in 1947.
 
For more information contact the Rotary District 7390 Office:  E-mail: [email protected]telephone: (717) 854-7842, Fax: (717) 854-6938 or mail: 515 South George Street, York, PA 17401-2723.    Interested individuals may also consult the Rotary web site at www.rotary.org,
             
Applications must be submitted through a local Rotary club in the area of the applicant’s legal or permanent residence or place of full-time study or employment.  Rotary clubs must then submit the endorsed application to the District Chair by January 13, 2018.  Interviews will be held on February 17, 2018 in York, PA. 
Youth Exchange Students Visit DC

YE Students Visit DC

The 2017-18 Inbound Youth Exchange students from D7390 and D7620 spent the weekend touring Washington DC on November 18 & 19. The students visited the Capitol, American Indian museum, National Gallery of Art, Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian, Natural History Museum, American History Museum, Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, and Martin Luther King Memorial. It was a very busy weekend, but the students all had a wonderful and memorable trip. Thank you to the all the volunteers that helped make it a successful weekend. 
Rotary Means Business
The Rotary Club of Harrisburg Keystone hosted on 14 November at the Appalachian Brewing Company Harrisburg location perhaps the most successful RMB event of 2017 with 66 Rotarians and guests from 15 district clubs registering and at least 50 of them attending the event.  This result stems in large part to the promotional and organizational Leadership in Service of Addeline Alaniz Edwards (club president) and  Joe McNally, Scott Stevens, and Alaine Keisling (Director/Assistant Directors of the RMB Governing Board for the Northern Tier).
 
Alaine Kiesling took the lead selling hosting to her club and providing great promotion through the Central Penn Business Journal as well as setting up an innovative and free registration process through Google.  Special Kudos go to event sponsors Appalachian Brewing Company and the Central Penn Business Journal who made possible a free networking event with a cash bar.  Rotarians made great connections at the networking event and enjoyed the fun and fellowship of Rotary Means Business District 7390.  
 
RMB thanks the Rotary Club of Harrisburg Keystone and all attendees for making this such a wonderful networking event.  Event photos are posted to the "Rotary Means Business District 7390" Facebook Page.  LIKE us on Facebook if you have not already done so.  
 
Pancakes for Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September, and residents are still reeling from its severity. The damage to Puerto Rico’s infrastructure and private property is being estimated at close to $90 billion. Weeks later, more than half the island still has no electricity. In response to this catastrophe, Harrisburg Keystone Rotary Club is holding a pancake breakfast to raise money for hurricane relief, and 100 percent of the profits will go to Puerto Rico.
 
Join us on Saturday, 2 Dec, between 8:30 and 11, at the Grace and Mercy Church in Middletown for pancakes, sausage, baked apples, orange juice, coffee and more, plus the opportunity to bid on a wide variety of auction items. None of us can solve the entire problem, but we can help a little, one ticket or donation at a time. Adults. $10; under 12, $5. You can buy tickets from any member of Keystone or mail your check made out to Harrisburg Keystone Rotary to Alaine Keisling, 301 N. Progress Ave., Apt B-7, Harrisburg, PA 17109, and pick your tickets up at the door. Are you interested in helping us flip pancakes? Email Marci Mowery at [email protected].
Harrisburg Pancake Breakfast a HUGE Success
On Saturday, October 21, the Rotary Club of Harrisburg hosted its annual Pancake Breakfast and Apple Harvest Festival.  This is the club’s largest fundraiser.  The event is typically coordinated with the Harrisburg School District’s Homecoming. 

After nearly a full year of planning, enlisting sponsors and donors, more than 50 HRC Rotarians and some family members served more than 800 hungry guests.  Funds come from sponsor advertising, member ticket purchases and an auction of member donated items conducted around this event.
 
Yearly $15,000 of the proceeds go to a Homeless Backpack program at the District and $8,000 goes to student scholarships.  Other portions of the proceeds goes to the Harrisburg Rotary Club Foundation for other community projects.
 
 
You're Invited - Harrisburg-Keystone 11th Annual Guest Night

Now about what is Rotary exactly? What happens at a Rotary meeting? How do I become a member? These questions and more will be answered at our guest night! Come find out about Harrisburg’s vibrant and youthful Rotary Club in a fun, professional mixer-type event. Free appetizers and entertainment will be provided. Please share in your network!

January 30, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Appalachian Brewing Company

50 N. Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA (2nd floor)

RSVP s [email protected]

Join the Greater Harrisburg Rotaract for Trivia Night
Greater Harrisburg Rotaract, a service club for young professionals 18-30, will be playing trivia at Appalachian Brewing Co., 50 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg on alternate Tuesdays. Rotarians and other Rotaractors are welcome to participate. It's a fun, low-key way for young professionals to learn about Rotaract and Rotary. Upcoming dates: Nov. 28, Dec. 12 and Dec. 26 at 7 pm. GHR is a joint project of Harrisburg Keystone and Mechanicsburg Rotary clubs. Duke Adams, a member of Keystone and one of District 7390's representatives to Taiwan last spring is the group's adviser.
Hershey Donates time to Indiantown Gap 
On Saturday,November 18, Hershey Rotary Club members and volunteers joined with other community members to remove the Americans flags and poles from the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery for the winter.
Lebanon County Rotary Christmas Party
Hosted by the Myerstown – ELCO Rotary Club
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Gather 6:00 PM ~ Dinner 6:30 PM  
Creekside @ The Wenger Family Homestead
251 S. Race St., Myerstown, PA
 
$40 per person ~ Cash Bar
 
Music by Bryan Stevenson
 
Reservations MUST be made by Friday, December 1.
Please call Rose Walmer to RSVP (717) 866-8403
Upcoming Events
AG/AMC/AFC Meeting
Perkins Restaurant
Nov 29, 2017
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Dec 04, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
Club Suggestions for DGN 2020-21 Due
Rotary District 7390 Office
Dec 15, 2017
12:00 PM – 12:00 PM
 
YE - Holiday Gathering
York County 4H Center
Jan 07, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Jan 08, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
DGN 2020-21 Interviews
Radi
Jan 11, 2018
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
International Assembly
Jan 14, 2018 – Jan 20, 2018
 
Russell Hampton
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