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A Message from DG Una Martone
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
During my visit to the Rotary Club of Mount Joy, the Club President, Joanne Pinkerton, asked four club members to step up to a challenge.  She asked them to wear this “Ask Me About Rotary” pin everywhere they go for an entire week and then come back and share the results.  Four Rotarians took on the challenge and were pinned!  I’m looking forward to hearing the results and would encourage other clubs to consider this challenge.  You never know who might ask you about Rotary!  Perhaps a new member is just an inquiry away.  It’s a conversation starter if nothing else.
 
Also, look who I ran into… Say hello to Orville Lauver of the Rotary Club of Red Lion/Dallastown Area. Orville has distributed over 13,000 Four Way Test coins throughout the district and beyond.  By his estimation, he has visited every club in the district at least 10 times.  Where might he show up next? 
 
I’m looking forward to learning about new ideas with each club visit that I make and will share them in this forum.  We can be a great resource for one another right here in Central Pennsylvania!  See you soon.
 
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
Rotary International's Gun Policy
Rotary International Vice President, Dean Rohrs, recently issued some clarification on Rotary International’s Gun Policy.  Please review the following statement.
“In response to comments from our members, the Board of Directors, at our most recent meeting, clarified Rotary International’s policy regarding club and district activities that involve guns and weapons: The policy allows clubs and districts to hold gun raffles and sponsor gun shows, as long as no club or district ever takes ownership of the weapons and all transfers of firearms are conducted by licensed third parties. The policy does not prohibit sponsorship by companies that manufacture or sell guns. The policy also provides guidance on the depiction of weapons with the Rotary Marks. Specifically, the Rotary Marks may not be shown along with images of guns or other weapons. It would not prohibit the incidental appearance of a gun or weapon, for example, in a photo of a police officer being honored at a club function.”
 
If club members have questions or need further clarification, feel free to send your questions or comments in writing to the district office at [email protected].  We will try and answer any questions as soon as possible or put you in contact with the appropriate person at Rotary International for anything we can’t answer.
Central PA Rotarians help provide clean water to a remote village in Haiti
Eight midstate residents, all members of the Harrisburg and Hershey Rotary Clubs recently traveled to Haiti to build, install, and test a water filtration system in Gardere, a remote mountain village in Haiti.

Midstate Rotary Club members and members from the Rotary Club of Verrettes teamed up with Water Project for Haiti for the project. 
The project provided residents of the village a major new source for clean, accessible water. Since there is no electricity in the village, the unique water filtration system successfully used in Cambodia was chosen by the Water Project for Haiti team because of its relative ease of construction and low maintenance requirements. The rotary said that the village of Gardere was chosen based on the need for accessible clean water and the valued engagement of an influential Haitian Church of God pastor trusted by the local residents.
 
2017-18 District Directory
Did you know you can find contact information for District Committee Chairs, Past District Governors, Current District Leadership and Club Presidents on the District website? Click here for the Club Directory or Click here for the District Leadership Directory. You can email Club and District leaders right from the website. To find more contact information, you simply need to log into the District website. 
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! 
 
Rotary Means Business - July 20
ROTARY MEANS BUSINESS: 14 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.    
 
Click here to RSVP now! And pay the $25 registration fee online. 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!!! 
Gettysburg Club Helps Firemen
The Rotary Club of Gettysburg continued its longstanding tradition of collecting parking fees at the Gettysburg Volunteer Fire Department Carnival June 27 to July 1. Club President Deb Geesey is pictured collecting money from a carnival attendee. To show its appreciation for the Rotarians' volunteer efforts, the fire department waives the fee for the Rotary Club of Gettysburg to use its kitchen and dining hall for its annual lobster dinner the first weekend of May. (Pictured is President Deb Geesey collecting money!)

Harrisburg-Keystone names 2016-17 Rotarian of the year!

Harrisburg Keystone Rotary Club named Alaine Keisling its 2016-2017 Rotarian of the Year. Alaine started the year as newsletter editor and sergeant-at-arms. During the course of the year she created Keystone's Rotary book club and was instrumental in founding the Greater Harrisburg Rotaract, a young professionals club sponsored by Harrisburg Keystone and Susquehanna Township. She also became Keystone's international partner representative for it's global project in Ecuador and coordinator of Keystone's Rotary Means Business event this coming November. This spring she became club secretary, in which role she will continue for the coming year. She is a researcher and database administrator with the Central Penn Business Journal in Harrisburg.

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