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Tri-Annual District Youth Exchange Program Meeting
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.
 
Would you like to learn more about the Rotary Youth Exchange program? Please join us Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the PA United Church Center (900 S. Arlington Ave, Harrisburg) from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
 
Please click here to register by January 23! 
District 7390 Day of Service
A DAY OF SERVICE is an opportunity for clubs all over District 7390 to come together and engage in that practice which is at the core of our common identity – that of service. We have set Saturday April 21 as our date for this year and we are proposing that each club identify a service project that they would like to undertake that day and then to carry out that project either within their own club or in cooperation with other clubs around them. Click here for more information. 
2018 District Conference
If you were a super hero, what would your super powers be?  As Rotarians, we have MANY super powers!  We are The Eradicators, eradicating polio from the face of the planet.  We are the Fearless Super Readers, bringing literacy to youth everywhere.  We are H20 Masters, bringing water to the farthest reaches of the world.  We are Professor Peace, advocating for local, national, and global solutions.  The Rotary District 7390 Conference will celebrate many super heroes of our past, present, and future. 
 
Meet Super Rotarian, Evan Burrell, who is making a difference by leaps and bounds!  Meet local Rotarians whose efforts seem to go beyond the boundaries of mere mortal accomplishments. 
 
It's a jet.  It's a plane.  No, it's ROTARY!  Super powers will activate on Friday, April 27 at 10:00 a.m.!
 
Rotary Means Business - Gettysburg Hosts the 2018 Season's New Year Networking Event
The Rotary Club of Gettysburg will kick off the 2018 RMB season on Tuesday, January 16 at the Wyndham Gettysburg, 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA.  The business networking event will cost $15 per attendee (no refunds), and this includes an amazing array of hors d'oeuvres along with a cash bar.  The event will start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m.  Click here to RSVP NOW! Make  great business connections for your business or project and enjoy the fun and fellowship of RMB.  Bring potential Rotarian guests!
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
  • $100 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. 
Upcoming Events
DGN 2020-21 Interviews
Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
Jan 11, 2018
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
International Assembly
Jan 14, 2018 – Jan 20, 2018
 
Rotary Means Business - Southern Tier
Wyndham Gettysburg
Jan 16, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 
YE Tri-Annual Meeting
PA United Church Center
Jan 27, 2018
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
 
District Leadership Team Dinner
Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
Jan 30, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Pre-PETS
Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
Feb 03, 2018
7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Feb 05, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
District Advisory Council of PDGs
Byrnes Health Education Center
Feb 10, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
YE - Mount Asbury Weekend
Asbury Lodge
Feb 16, 2018 – Feb 18, 2018
 
Global Grant Scholar Interviews
York College of Pennsylvania
Feb 17, 2018
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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