A Message from DG Una Martone
Dear Rotarians,
The District 7390 Pints for Polio fundraiser on World Polio Day, October 24, is coming together nicely!  THANK YOU to all the Rotarians who worked to contact and secure establishments that are willing to donate a portion of their proceeds to Polio Plus.  EVERYONE is invited to participate in this effort.  I hope everyone will plan to go out on 10/24 and bring your family, friends and, perhaps, a designated driver!  I encourage clubs to plan group outings to the establishments in your area. Remember, all proceeds from the evening will be matched 2:1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 
Please see the attached flyer for all of the participating locations and details.  Print the flyer and bring along to the establishments on World Polio Day to ensure that your expenditures are included in the donations!  It’s not too late to add other establishments to the list.  If you know of another establishment that might consider participating, please ask them and connect interested parties with me at
As for me, I’m still trying to figure out how I can attend multiple events and meet up with your group outings around the district.  If you have a group outing planned, please let me know so I can map out some visits!
My heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Trevor Reed, President of the Rotary Club of New Holland for generously donating his time and talents to the creation of this promotional flyer. 
On another subject, the Rotary Leadership Institute is scheduled for Saturday, October 14 at Central Penn College.  This is a GREAT training event for club leaders and Rotarians positioned for future leadership.  The instructional format is excellent, but the opportunity to interact with and learn from fellow Rotarians from different clubs and different locations throughout District 7390 is priceless.  We can learn so much from one another!  Full details and registration at  I hope to see you there!
Yours in Rotary,
District Governor Una Martone
Shout Outs from DG Una

Hershey Rotary "Let's Sock Em" Effort

The “Let’s Sock Em’” effort, initiated by the Hershey Community Youth Alliance (the Hershey Rotary’s Interact Club) collected an amazing total of 3,060 pairs of NEW socks as part of this year’s 75th Cocoa Bean Game. The student-led effort more than tripled its goal of collecting 900 pairs of NEW socks for the Downtown Daily Bread Ministries in Harrisburg. Both school’s surpassed the total goal of 900 pairs of new socks themselves. MHS collected 1,743 pairs and HHS collected 1,317. The students will deliver their commitment of 900 pairs to the Downtown Daily Bread Ministries in the near future and the student leaders will identify additional organizations in the Harrisburg area that can provide the donated pairs of new socks to those in need this coming winter.
The football game was won by Hershey High School and the "Let’s Sock Em’" contest was won by Milton Hershey School. Both competitions were very close. Congratulations to both schools and those students and adults involved in the effort.

Rotarians Host "Safario 2017" to raise funds for END POLIO NOW!

Bob and  Kay McClenathan recently transformed their home into the scene of a safari and welcomed 30 Rotarian friends to “Safario 2017.”  The event educated and informed guests about polio eradication AND inspired guests to make donations in support of Polio Plus.  Nearly $6,000 was raised from this one of a kind effort which, of course, will be matched 2:1 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  WOW!  Maybe this is the start of a new tradition in Lancaster!  Thanks Bob and Kay!
Rotary Leadership Institute - October 14
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI), better understood as the University of Rotary, is coming again to our district  on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14. This seminar will be held at Central Pennsylvania College from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m. A  wonderful breakfast and lunch will be provided. Levels I, II, and III as well as the graduate course are planned. These courses are especially important for newer members to get them jump started into the wider world of Rotary and for those who are assuming increasing responsibility in their clubs. Information and registration is available here! Questions? Please contact PDG John Judson (  or 717-877-0871).
District Training Day - November 4
District training day will offer a Public Image Seminar, Membership Seminar, Grant Training Seminar and an overview of the Rotary Foundation. Training day will be held at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg (1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill). The day will begin with registration and hot breakfast buffet from 7:30 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. There will be 3 one hour break-out sessions that everyone will attend in rotating groups. At the conclusion of the break-out sessions a luncheon will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. with an overview of the Rotary Foundation. The day will conclude at 1:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $50 per person and will include a booklet with handouts specific to Membership, Public Image, Grants and the Rotary Foundation. 
RMB Event Scheduled for November 14 in Harrisburg!
Mark your calendars!  The Rotary Club of Harrisburg Keystone will host a RMB networking event on Tuesday, 14 November at the Appalachian Brewing Company, 50 N. Cameron Street in Harrisburg, starting with registration at 6:15 pm and ending at 8:00 pm.  Attending the event will cost nothing, and you buy your own drinks.  Hors d'oeuvres will be provided.  Attend and make great connections for your business or project and enjoy the fun and fellowship of Rotary.  Bring potential Rotarian guests and don't forget family of Rotary.
Reach Out & Read Guest Storytellers Course
In this training, participants will meet for two 2-hour sessions with the York County Literacy Council’s Family Literacy Coordinator. Participants will be instructed in the different  storytelling techniques that inspire the love of reading in children.
The course is free to all District 7390 Rotary Members.  The course, instructor’s time, copies, and refreshments will be provided free of charge by the York County Literacy Council. Every participant is asked to pay for their “kit”, $25, which is yours to keep.  Your kit contains books and materials to get you started as a Guest Storyteller. The Rotary Club of York and the York County Literacy Council consider your participation as a Guest Storyteller in the Reach Out & Read program a great benefit in our efforts to break the cycle of illiteracy.
Upon completion, participants will be asked to be Guest Storytellers, reading to children at participating medical practices including Family First Health locations. When opportunity permits, we encourage volunteers to teach parents and caregivers these interactive techniques that inspire the love of learning and make reading fun.
Each participant will receive a Guest Storyteller’s “Kit” containing:
  • Set of children’s books
  • Craft materials
  • Helpful hints to share with parents and caregivers
When:    October 16 and 18, 2017  from 9:00 a.m. -  11: 00 a.m.
Where:  York County Literacy Council (800 E. King St, United Way Community Room, York, PA)               
Register today by calling (717) 845-8719 or emailing us at Be sure to state your club name when signing up. 
Successful RMB Event Hosted by Carlisle
The Rotary Club of Carlisle hosted a super successful RMB networking event on 12 September at the Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory. Twenty six Rotarians and guests (three potential Rotarians and one family of Rotary) from five clubs (Carlisle, Carlisle-Sunrise, Colonial Park, Mechanicsburg, and West Shore) attended the event.  Rotarians and their guests made some really great connections and enjoyed much fun and fellowship along with really great and plentiful hors d'oeuvres ably provided by "Dash of Salt and Pepper" caterers and paid for by the event sponsor Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory who also provided additional wine and beer. Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory led by its owner Chris Hoffman made available his beautiful, spacious funeral home and gave RMB the best set up it has ever had.  Thank you Chris, Jill, and Emily and thank you Dan and Joanne Dixon of Dash of Salt and Pepper caterers.  We could not had a better evening and our three guests will most likely join Rotary soon.
Mount Joy Presents Gift Cards to Donegal Power Pack Program
The Rotary Club of Mount Joy presented Donegal Power Pack Program Coordinator Elayne Olson with Giant Food Store Gift Cards equaling $450 at the Club’s September 19, 2017 meeting. The gift cards will help the Power Pack Program in the Donegal School District supply much needed protein source foods in the weekend backpacks sent home with more than 45 families in the Donegal School District.
Pictured L-R: Elayne Olson, Past President Greg Sallade, President Joanne Pinkerton in the background. 
PA Polio Survivors Visit Hanover
The Pennsylvania  Polio Survivors Network was in Hanover assisted by some local Hanover Rotarians on August 26, 2017.  The seminar was hosted in the Guthrie Memorial Library in Hanover, PA.  All pictures are courtesy of Darryl Zoller, the Hanover Rotary Club’s photographer.  The Rotary Club of Hanover greatly appreciates the opportunity to assist the Pennsylvania Polio Survivors Network.
Pennsylvania Polio Survivors and their families are joined by Hanover Rotarians President Ralph Jodice (and his wife Judy), Lisa Kane, and Paul Stevenson.  Hanover Rotarians Darryl Zoller (photographer taking the pictures), Terry Gingrow and Mike Taylor also participated.  
Here, Hanover Rotarians Paul Stevenson and Lise Kane (head of the Guthrie Memorial Library) assist Pennsylvania Polio Survivors during lunch.  
Deb Stanbaugh was the point of contact and facilitated the seminar in Hanover.  
Rotary Club of Gettysburg active in the Community! 
The Rotary Club of Gettysburg participated in the United Way of Adams County’s Day of Caring on Sept. 16. Rotarians packed 90 literacy backpacks for pre-school students at the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County and Adams County Head Start.
The club also volunteered at the Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce Wine and Music Festival on Sept. 9. Club members checked attendees’ IDs and assisted in the wine pickup tent. To thank Rotarians for their efforts, the Chamber donated $250 to a charity of the club’s choice. Rotarian volunteers nominated a non-profit that serves Adams County and the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County Financial Assistance Program was randomly picked from the nominees.
Upcoming Youth Exchange Deadlines & Outbound Recruitment! 
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 commit to hosting an inbound student for 2018-19 is Friday, October 13, 2017. Please click here to complete the form for hosting! 
The deadline for Clubs to submit 2018-19 Outbound applications is Friday, October 13, 2017. Students are required to attend the interviews on Saturday, November 11 & 12, 2017 at Penn State York. 
PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING WITH YOUR APPLICATION (All forms can be found by clicking here!)
  • Two Completed applications with original signatures in blue ink and color photos.
  • A color photocopy of your passport. (Applications must include a copy of a valid passport. To be valid, a passport must not expire before February, 2020. Students cannot be placed until the student has a valid passport. Students without passports should apply for them immediately. Students who have passports that expire before February, 2020 should renew passports immediately. Please do not wait!)
  • Signed ESSEX Youth Exchange Guidelines, Conditions & Rules
  • Signed ESSEX Independent Travel Rules
  • Signed Outbound Student Code of Conduct
  • Country Selection List (Top 5)
  • District 7390 Application Fee of $100 - check made payable to Rotary District 7390 YEP. 
STEP Short term applications
Summer 2018 STEP applications are due to the District office by October 13, 2017. Interviews for STEP students will be held Saturday, November 11, 2017 in the afternoon at Penn State York.
  • 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
New Holland Presents Rotary Rocks Community Benefit Concert
The Rotary Club of New Holland will be hosting its 2nd Annual Rotary Rocks benefit concert on Oct 14, 7-10PM at Funck's Restaurant in Leola. Join us for an evening of live music and fun to benefit those in need in the New Holland area. Donations will benefit a great local non-profit organization, CrossNet Ministries, and their Food Pantry and Power Packs programs, as well as help the club send students to RYLA. Entertainment will be provided by The Reed Brothers Band (featuring Rotary Club of New Holland President, Trevor Reed) and the Slack Adjusters (featuring Rotary Club of New Holland Treasurer, Erin Varley).

Admission is by donation, but please consider making a donation today, at, then come out on October 14 for some great music, a silent auction, and more! Click here for a printable flier! 
Upcoming Events
Disrict Per Capital Assessments Due
Sep 15, 2017
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Oct 02, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Past District Governor Dinner
Lancaster Country Club
Oct 05, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
YE - 2018 STEP Applications Due
Oct 13, 2017
YE - 2018-19 Committments to Host an Inbound Due
Oct 13, 2017
YE - 2018-19 Outbound Applications Due
Oct 13, 2017
Rotary Leadership Institute
Central Penn College
Oct 14, 2017
YE - Inbound Overnight Social - Hershey
Oct 14, 2017 – Oct 15, 2017
Zones 24 & 32 Institute
Oct 16, 2017 – Oct 22, 2017
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2017
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.