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Thank you for Making a Difference!
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
Spring is in the air… well, somewhat.  Nonetheless, Rotarians, Rotary Clubs, and Rotary District 7390 are springing into action.  Our energy can overcome the cold, wet, even snowy weather!
 
In an all new approach to grant training, District 7390 unveiled an ONLINE GRANT TRAINING module today.   All Rotary Clubs in the district are invited to become QUALIFIED to apply for a grant during the upcoming Rotary year.  Through the ONLINE GRANT TRAINING, at least one member of that club must watch all three grant training videos and then complete a quiz related to The Rotary Foundation, District Club Grants, and Global Grants.  A successful score is 7 out of 10 correct answers.  All of the details and directions are found on the district website at this link: http://www.rotary7390.org/sitepage/grant-training.  Many thanks to the team who turned this idea into reality.  Led by Past District Governor & District Rotary Foundation Chair John Kramb, the team included Nigel Foundling, Cher Kondor, Bob McClenathan, District Governor Elect John May, and Amy Spotts.  Thank you all for your hard work, your creativity, and your expertise.  It is our hope that more clubs become qualified.  More qualified clubs means that more projects can benefit our local communities and the world!  And let’s not forget, the more people who contribute to The Rotary Foundation, the more District 7390 gains back, three years later, to support the projects of YOUR CLUBS.
 
In other exciting news, the District Wide Day of Service this Saturday, April 21.  Kudos to everyone who has already participated in tree planting, street cleaning, and other projects in their communities and good luck to everyone who is planning to participate on Saturday and in the coming weeks.  Please send photos of Rotarians in action.  I would love to share and recognize all of the localized efforts as part of the collective event.
 
Finally, as you know, the District Conference is scheduled for Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28.  Registration is still open and registration by individual day or by dinner only is a great option for those who can’t make the whole event.  I can promise you now that there will be fun, education, inspiration, surprises, and opportunities to create many Rotary moments with great friends, and friends that you haven’t met yet.  A special (super) gift will be provided to everyone who attends.  The dinner and awards celebration on Saturday night will include prizes for the best dressed Super Heroes.  Come in costume ~ spandex with caution!  For full details and to register, click on this link: http://rotary7390.org/event/district-conference-1/ 
 
Thank you for MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
 
Yours in Service,
 
Una Martone
2017/18 District Governor
Rotary District 7390
SHOUT OUTS from DG Una!
 

SHOUT OUT to the Rotary Club of Carlisle for their support of the Carlisle YMCA’s Summer Sizzle Youth Camp.

 

SHOUT OUT to the Rotary Club of Uptown York whose members dedicated their time and efforts to clean Liberty Park and the Gear Garden in York.  In doing so, they tried to bring on Spring!

SHOUT OUT to the Rotary Club of Hanover for their continued support of the Roots for Boots program.  Sgt Mike Geib and his service dog, Cookie Dough, are pictured here with Hanover Rotarian Christy Lucas.

SHOUT OUT to the Denver-Ephrata Area Rotary Club for their support of Ephrata Rehab Services for the good works they do in the community.

SHOUT OUT to Past District Governor John and Anne Marie Judson on receiving the Exemplar of International Peace and Peaceful Coexistence Award by the Harrisburg Peace Promenade.  In his brief remarks, PDG Judson said “Peace keeping is as easy as looking at a problem and solution from the lens of the Four Way Test.”  PDG John and Anne Marie Judson of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg, are pictured with fellow Harrisburg Rotarian, Peggy Grove.

SHOUT OUT to Past District Governor, Tom Davis (2003), on receiving the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.  In a long overdue presentation, Tom received his award this past Saturday during the District Advisory Council Meeting.  Congratulations and thank you for a lifetime of service.  PDG Tom Davis of the Rotary Club of Hershey, is pictured here with PDG Chuck Cenkner of the West Shore Rotary Club.

SHOUT OUT to members of the Rotary Club of Perry County and Rotary Club of Millersburg for their combined efforts to scrape and paint the Millersburg Ferryboats and Barges.  Looks like they had the one sunny day for their service project!

 
 

 

CONGRATULATIONS DG UNA! 
DG Una was nominated for the Business Woman of the Year Award by the Business Women's Forum and the Luminary Award by the West Shore Chamber of Commerce! 
 
If you would like to attend the Business Women's Forum luncheon on May 23 at Messiah College, please click here. Let's have a great showing from Rotary D7390 to support our Governor! 
 
The Luminary Award will be presented on August 25th at the Radisson in Camp Hill. You can find more information about that award by clicking here
2018 District Conference
Are you ready to celebrate the super heroes of our Past, Present and Future?  Join the District Conference on April 27 and 28 for fun, learning, inspiration, fellowship, and celebrations!  Some of the conference highlights include:
 
Internationally Renowned Rotarian Evan Burrell ~ all the way from Sydney Australia, will share his SUPER presentation “If you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong.” 
 
David Morrison, Director of Historic Harrisburg Association and member of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg, will narrate an historical bus tour around the City of Harrisburg.  His insights will certainly enlighten all who participate!
 
Tracy Pawelski, Senior Communications Counsel of Harrisburg based PPO&S, will overview her recent pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago (a 500 mile walking journey across Spain) and how we, as Rotarians, can benefit from her observations and insights.  Tracy’s pilgrimage was seeded through her daughter’s experience as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student in Spain. 
 
The Presidents of four Young Professional Organizations have agreed to serve on a panel to overview their thoughts on addressing community needs; how to engage with young professionals; and how our clubs can work together with Young Professional Organizations toward common goals.
 
We have invited local and state elected officials… the finalists of the Four Way Test Speech contest will share their presentations; and Rotary Means Business will present the first ever Opportunity Summit as part of the conference. 
 
PLUS ~ wear your finest super hero costumes to the Saturday night festivities for fun and prizes!
 
Local Rotary Clubs Accept the Challenge
Ian H.S. Riseley of New Zealand, the current President of Rotary International, challenged the 35,000 Rotary clubs around the world to plant one tree for each member as part of Rotary’s efforts to enhance environmental sustainability.  The Rotary Clubs of Mechanicsburg, Mechanicsburg-North, and West Shore accepted that challenge and undertook a project to plant 100 trees.  The trees will be planted at the Hampden Township Veterans Park, located at 4345 Marketplace Way, Enola.  The clubs are working in concert with Hampden Township and the Hampden Township Veterans Recognition Committee. 
 
The first 35 trees will be planted on Saturday, May 5, 2018, between 8 am and 1 pm.  The public is invited to participate in this activity by signing up at this link:  https://portal.clubrunner.ca/9039/Event/tree-planting-event
 
Funds for the project are made possible in part by a $14,425 matching grant from the TreeVitalize Grants Program which is managed by TreePennsylvania.  PennFuture applied for the grant which is being managed by the clubs.  The AMES Companies, Inc. in Hampden Township is a partner in the project, donating wheelbarrows, shovels, and other hand tools.  Good's Tree and Lawn Care of Harrisburg is offering technical assistance.
Hanover Rotary News

The Rotary Club of Hanover made donations to three local charities and nonprofits from the proceeds from their largest annual fundraiser, Tastefest.  Donations were made to Ruth’s Harvest, Roots For Boots and The Family Readiness Group.  Ruth’s Harvest places over 260 meals weekly into the hands of needy children in the Hanover area.  Roots For Boots assists veterans in need in the Hanover area.  The Family Readiness Groups assists families of soldiers assigned to the Hanover National Guard Amory.

The Rotary Club of Hanover made a donation from their Community Gifts Committee Fund to Sweet Charities for their annual Band and Brew fundraiser. Sweet Charities assists cancer patients in the local Hanover area.

The Rotary Club of Hanover made a donation from their Community Gifts Committee Fund to the Hanover Hospital Auxiliary and to Disabled By Love.

Members of the Rotary Club of Hanover, spouses and children assisted in packing food bags at Ruth’s Harvest.  Ruth’s Harvest delivers over 260 bags of food on Fridays to local area grammar schools so needy children in the Hanover area do not go hungry on weekends.
Red Lion Dallastown News
On Saturday, April 14 Club members and their families met to package approximately 350 Colorado Blue Spruce seedlings to prepare for Club members to read to the Kindergarten classes in the Red Lion Area School District. Members read the book, "The Legend of The Birthing Day Tree"  written by Robert A. Gingerich.  Club members also presented seedlings to each of the students to take home and plant with their parents.  In the attached photo are the Club and family members who assisted with the packaging.
The Red Lion - Dallastown Club conducted a Chicken Barb-b-que on Saturday April 7 during which they sold 369 Chicken dinners along with various baked goods.  Funds from the sale will be used to fund the Club's students initiatives in the Dallastown Area and Red Lion Area school districts.  The initiatives include Student of the Month recognition, RYLA scholarships for two students from each school district, and college scholarships.  The day became a family event when several of the Club member's family assisted with the sale.
Millersburg Rotary Announces Upcoming Service Project & 2018 Event Dates:
Millersburg Rotary Club, in conjunction with Millersburg Borough and the Millersburg Lions Club, will be planting trees in MYO Park on April 21 at 9am in observance of Arbor Day and the Rotary Day of Service. Immediately following the tree planting, the party will move across the swinging bridge to spend the afternoon scarping and painting the Millersburg Ferry Boats in preparation for their 2018 operating season. Community minded volunteers are invited to lend a hand, shovel, and/or paint brush.
 
Mark your calendar for these 2018 Millersburg Rotary Club events:
  • May 5 – Cherry Blossom Festival Food Stand and Raffle Ticket Sale
  • June 23 – Rotary Golf Tournament at Lykens Valley Golf Resort (8am Tee Time w/ lunch included)
  • August 11 – Tasting Tour of Millersburg (Tours begin at Mid Penn Bank at 12:30pm)
  • November 10 – Cruisin’ the Cosmos: Post Cards from the Universe (featuring NASA’s Jerry Bonnell, 7pm at the Ned Smith Center)
  • The Millersburg Rotary Club meets on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of every month at the Wooden Nickel at 6:15pm. Feel free to visit with us.
Millersburg Rotary Club supports the following local initiatives: Millersburg Boy Scout Troop 151, Millersburg Area School District’s 5th grade field trip to the Susan P. Burns Center for Drug & Alcohol awareness, sends one student each from Millersburg & Halifax ASDs to the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Camp at Messiah College, Millersburg Area Middle & High School Students of the Month, Millersburg Music and Athletic Awards Night, and other local projects.
Bus Transportation to RI Convention
Now that you are registered for Convention, have you thought about transportation to get there? Do you want to sit back and relax in style while spending time with other District 7390 Rotarians? We have chartered a deluxe motorcoach that will be vinyl wrapped with Rotary bling to take you there!
 
The bus will leave on Saturday, June 23 and return on Thursday, June 28.
 
The bus will leave from Dicks Sporting Goods (Kenneth Road) in York at 6:00 a.m. on June 23. Then travel to the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg (1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill) for pick-up at 7:00 a.m. You can leave cars parked at Dick’s, but please have someone drop you off at the hotel.
 
We will stop for breakfast, lunch and a few other brief stops to stretch your legs. Arrival in Toronto will be around 5:00 p.m.
 
The return ride home will leave Toronto around 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 28 and arrive back to Camp Hill around 4:00 p.m. and York around 5:00 p.m.
 
Cost—$200 per person
 
Please contact Melissa Bruck ([email protected] or 717-854-7842) to reserve your seats. Payment must be made by check or cash. Sorry - no credit cards accepted for the bus transportation. 
District 7390 Day of Service - April 21
The District 7390 Day of Service is soon upon us! While some clubs will be operating on slightly different dates because of other calendar conflicts, the District has a total of 14 clubs participating on or around April 21. We hoped for greater participation in the Day of Service, but we know our clubs complete service projects in their communities throughout the year.  Which is a wonderful thing!
 
A wide range of activities are planned for the Day of Service. They include tree planting (Perry County, Mechanicsburg and others), community clean up (Gettysburg), ball field preparations for Little League (Elizabethtown), working with Habitat for Humanity on a house renovation (Lancaster Penn Square), planting a community garden (Red Lion-Dallastown), and making blankets (York). Of particular note is the working relationship between three clubs - Mechanicsburg-North, Mechanicsburg and West Shore – who will plant 100 trees in Veteran’s Park.
 
We are grateful for all the clubs who chose to participate in this Day of Service. All are to be commended for continuing to put Service Above Self!
A Taste of Mechanicsburg - April 21
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A Taste of Mechanicsburg
sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg
Saturday, April 21, 2018
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Come out for an afternoon of great food, drinks and lively entertainment at the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library. 
Mechanicsburg Rotary's premiere event features the culinary talents of local food and beverage vendors. 
 
Tickets are $25. Purchase at Simpson Public Library or online at EventBrite.com.
Service fee applied to online ticket purchases.
Must be at least 21 years old to attend.
 
Proceeds benefit Mechanicsburg Rotary's Student Scholarship Program and the Simpson Public Library.
Rotary Means Business Opportunity Summit - April 27
The RMB Opportunity Summit on Friday, April 27 from 3:30 to 5:00 at this year's District 7390 Conference will feature Mr. Kevin Shivers, Executive State Director National Federation of Independent Business in Pennsylvania.  He will speak regarding current business opportunities for small and independent businesses in Pennsylvania and the state and national political environments and what that may mean for small and independent businesses in PA.
 
The event will begin with everyone having an opportunity to very briefly introduce themselves by stating the name, Rotary club, and the nature of their business.  After that the speaker will be introduced, give his talk and answer questions.  Following the program, there will be an opportunity to network during the social hour that will take place before the dinner.
 
Your payment for the district conference's Friday programs and dinner covers this event but please RSVP here for the event so we can more accurately tell how many will be there plus provide everyone attending with a spreadsheet with everyone's contact and business information.
Shred-It Event! - April 28
Rotary Club of Mount Joy invites you to shred those old documents. Safe, Convenient, and Free! Join the Rotarians at Milanof-Schock Library, 1184 Anderson Ferry Road on Saturday, April 28 from 9AM to 11:00 AM.  Find the professional team from Tri-State Shredding on-site and destroy those old papers.
 
The service is free on April 28. The Rotary Club of Mount Joy will also collect non-perishable food donations for the Mount Joy Food Bank that day. Donations may be made on site that day for the Rotarians to deliver to the Food Bank.
 
Your personal identity are safer when those private papers are cleared out of your home or business. According to Consumer Report, you should keep income tax returns, income information, and tax reducing expense receipts for seven years. Other important papers also have a shelf life you should know.
 
Consumer Reports provided the following information at https://www.consumerreports.org/taxes/how-long-to-keep-tax-documents/ on March 8, 2018. “Store ATM, bank-deposit, and credit card receipts only until you reconcile them with your monthly statements … unless you need them to support your tax return. Keep insurance policies and investment statements until new ones arrive.
 
“You'll want to hold onto loan documents until the loan is paid off. If you own one or more vehicles, hold onto the titles until you sell them. If you have investments in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or anything else, keep the investment purchase confirmations until you sell the investment.
“Essential records such as birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, divorce decrees, Social Security cards, and military discharge papers should be kept indefinitely. Also hold on to defined-benefit plan documents, estate-planning documents, life-insurance policies, and an inventory of your bank safe deposit box...”
RYLA Application Deadline - May 5
Extensive planning is underway for the annual Rotary Youth Leaders Conference (RYLA). It is the responsibility of the Club President or designated RYLA Conference Chair to submit completed registration forms and fees for your Club’s candidates no later than May 5, 2018 to Melissa Bruck at the Rotary District Office, 515 South George Street, York, PA 17401-2723.
      Again, the goal of the District RYLA Conference Committee is to have each Rotary Club in the District be represented by at least one young man and one young woman at the Conference. If the Rotary Club serves an area that has more than one high school, the Club should select at least one male and one female student from each high school. Last year more than 135 students attended! We hope to better that total in 2018. Please attempt to have an equal balance of young men and women.
 
 
 
RYLA will be held Sunday, June 10 to Thursday, June 14, 2018.
 
REMIND YOUR STUDENTS - THEY MUST ATTEND THE ENTIRE CONFERENCE FROM REGISTRATION THROUGH THE CLOSE OF THE FAMILY NIGHT BANQUET!
  
VITAL INFORMATION
  • Students can download the application in PDF format and complete it on-line. PLEASE HAVE YOUR STUDENTS TYPE THE APPLICATION, THEN PRINT, ADD PHOTO AND SIGNATURES AND SUBMIT TO YOUR CLUB FOR APPROVAL.
  • Students MUST attach a color, head shot, photograph that will be scanned and used in the Conference program. They can also email the photo to [email protected]
  • ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST COMPLETE A MESSIAH COLLEGE CHALLENGE COURSE RELEASE FORM. Please return this form with the students application and fee. If a student does not complete a release form, they WILL NOT be able to participate in the team building activities.
  • Fee: $500 per attendee
  • The Family Night Celebration Event will be held Thursday, June 14, 2018. Cost for Rotarians, parents and guests will be $15 per person for heavy hors d'ouevres. Money will be collected at registration on Sunday. There is no cost for Conferees to attend the banquet.
  • If your student DOES NOT Attend RYLA, your Club WILL NOT receive a credit or refund!
  • There are several RYLA scholarships available that a Club demonstrating economic need can apply for. If your Club would like to apply for a scholarship, please send a letter/e-mail to Melissa Bruck, 515 South George Street, York, PA 17401 or [email protected]. All requests will be evaluated by the RYLA committee. The deadline to apply is March 2, 2018. Clubs that are selected to receive a scholarship will be notified by March 8, 2018.  If you have questions on scholarships, please contact District RYLA chair Gary Crissman at [email protected] or 717-545-6553.
Lancaster Sunrise Ride for Literacy - May 12
The Lancaster Sunrise Rotary Club will be having its 15th annual Ride For Literacy on Saturday May 12, 2018. The event will help promote literacy in Lancaster County. Riders are able to choose between three leisure routes: 10, 21, or 43 miles, or combine rides to enjoy the longer challenge of a metric century. All rides begin and end at Manheim Township Community Park. The park is located approximately one mile west of Route 501 on East Petersburg Road, Lancaster. The event will be held rain or shine. All proceeds benefit literacy efforts in Lancaster County through the Literacy Council of Lancaster/ Lebanon, the Lancaster Sunrise Rotary’s local school reading program and the club’s international mission to improve eye sight in Ethiopia and other international locations. sign up on Active.com by following this link: https://www.active.com/lititz-pa/cycling/races/ride-for-literacy-2018?mailingId=bfb047e5-2c08-42c4-a0a1-9f958e6bbbe9&recipientId=751D7869-D42D-4746-B732-D3654EECD104
 
Rotary Means Business - May 16
The Rotary Club of Hershey and Group C will host the fifth RMB networking event of the 2018 season on Wednesday, May 16 at Troegs Independent Brewing, 200 East Hershey Park Drive, Hershey, PA.  The event is FREE with a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres provided.  The event will start at 5:30 and end at 8:00 pm.  RSVP NOW!!  Make great connections for your business or project and enjoy the fun and fellowship of RMB.  Bring potential Rotarian guests!
York East Presents Safety Town

Click here for a downloadable application

 
 
Elizabethtown Rotary 25th Annual Golf Major
Join us in our fight against the Opioid Crisis by sponsoring the 25th Annual Elizabethtown Rotary Golf Major! This year’s tournament is being held Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at Conestoga Country Club in Lancaster.

Elizabethtown Rotary Club continues to reach out to business leaders in the community who are looking for membership in a fun, youthful, engaged and committed service club, or who want to form a great partnership to contribute to the public good. We are hoping that your business will become and/or continue to be part of our team.

Please view the brochure for additional information. We hope you can join us for a great day of golf, food, fun and fellowship at the Conestoga Country Club. We are requesting businesses to help the cause through sponsorship or donation of items for auction.

We anticipate a full afternoon of golf, with fantastic prizes, so there are many ways for you to get involved. We hope that we can partner with YOUR business at some level this year to help our club fight the opioid crisis by funding strategies to identify and service at risk students. Thank you for giving this your thoughtful consideration.
Upcoming Events
Grant Training Seminar
On-Line
Apr 19, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
District 7390 Day of Service
Apr 21, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 
Earth Day
Apr 22, 2018
 
2018 District Conference Registration
Apr 27, 2018 10:00 AM –
Apr 28, 2018 10:00 PM
 
District Conference
Harrisburg Hilton
Apr 27, 2018 10:00 AM –
Apr 28, 2018 9:00 PM
 
RYLA Applications Due to the District Office
May 04, 2018
 
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
May 14, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
Rotary Means Business - Northern Tier
Troegs Independent Brewing
May 16, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
YE - Farewell Picnic
Country Club of York
Jun 03, 2018
 
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Jun 04, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
 
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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