Meet the District 7390 Foundation Team!


As we celebrate The Rotary Foundation month, it is time to recognize leaders in our District who dedicate countless hours to supporting District Committees and clubs in promoting and celebrating Foundation giving and initiatives. Reach out to any of these leaders with questions in their area of passion and expertise. They are happy to lend a hand!

Anna- Mae Kobbe, Ph.D. - District Rotary Foundation Chair (DRFC)
  • Member, Rotary Club of Gettysburg
  • Rotary History:  Past District Governor, District 7620 (Central Maryland & Washington, DC), 2016-2017.  District Committee Memberships:  Grants Committee, Allocations Committee, and Safety Committee
  • Past Professional Background: Director of the Division of Family & Consumer Sciences & Nutrition  (retired) Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service now the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
  • Duties as DRFC – Works with District Governor and district  leaders to promote annual giving to The Rotary Foundation (TRF).  Acts as a liaison with the Rotary Foundation staff and Zone 32 leadership.  Has signatory responsibility for approval of all foundation funding along with the District Governor.
  • Contact info:
Mark Riggs, MBA,  District Chair, Major Donor Giving and the Paul Harris Society (PHS)
  • Member, Rotary Club of Hanover
  • Professional Experience:  Co-owner of HCM Wealth Advisory Group and Wealth Manager
  • Duties as Major Donor and PHS Chair:  Promotes giving to the Rotary Foundation as a Major Donor and Paul Harris Society Member through education and recognition programs.
  • Contact info:
Dave Getz, District Chair, Polio Eradication
  • Member, Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg-North
  • Professional Experience:  Attorney at Law at Wix, Wenger & Weidner, P.C.
  • Duties as Polio Eradication Chair:  Promotes District wide efforts at eradicating Polio including providing educational sessions at Rotary Club meetings and events.
  • Contact info:

    Seeking Help for Ukraine - Generators Needed

    With the Russians now targeting infrastructure, there is obvious concern for Ukrainians surviving the winter.
    The last air attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure caused severe power shortages and damage to the power grid. This is the cause of the dramatic request to help Ukraine with power generators to supply hospital departments in Butcha (the city near Kyiv, in which Russian soldiers have committed severe war crimes).
    The request for generators came from Rotary Club Szczecin . Their club already has some on order with their own funds. The estimated cost of one is 2450 EURO - approx $2500. Everyone counts. Rotary Club of Lititz has already provided over $40K in relief funds to Ukraine refugees and is committing funds for two generators now.
    Since the need is tremendous, we ask that other clubs come together and support this generator request for Ukraine. We suggest that since the transfer of funds may be costly, Lititz Rotary will consolidate the funds and send as one wire to Rotary Club of Szczecin.
    We also ask that you send the checks to Rotary Club Lititz, PO BOX 28, Lititz PA 17543 by December 3. We would appreciate if you can indicate the committed amount before hand so we can provide this info to Rotary in Poland to place pre order. All together we can make a huge impact and support people of Ukraine in their fight for freedom. Thank you.

    Hershey Hosts a Successful RMB Event

    The Rotary Club of Hershey ably led by President Mike Kinney and President-Elect Jim Gainer and supported by DGN Paul Thompson hosted and sponsored one of the most successful and impressive RMB District 7390 networking events ever on November 15 at The Englewood restaurant in Hummelstown, PA.  Between 38 and 41 Rotarians and guests attended the event from clubs in the Carlisle, Elizabethtown, Hershey and York areas.  There even was a Rotarian guest from India and a Rotex member.  
    Mary Brunski represented the district 7390 RMB Steering Committee and did a great job running the Circle exercise and generally ensuring that the event ran smoothly.  All in all, this was a great event especially considering that the weather did not cooperate.  Thank you, Rotary Club of Hershey for stepping forward to make this happen and keep RMB momentum going as we try to return to pre-Covid levels of club participation.

    RMB Fun


    Environmental Summit - December 7

    RYLA Committee Seeking Members

    The Rotary District 7390 RYLA Committee is seeking new committee members. The RYLA conference is held annually in June at Messiah University. The committee meets approximately five times per year. The meetings are held in person at a location in Harrisburg on a Wednesday afternoon. Depending on interest of new committee members, some meetings may be held virtually or during the evening to accommodate everyone involved. 
    If you are interested in joining the RYLA planning committee, please contact Melissa in the District office at 717-854-7842 or Thank you! 

    2022-2023 Four-Way Test SPEECH Contest

    We are encouraging clubs to move forward with your Four-Way Test Speech Contests and send your Club contest winner to the District Mid-Levels. Students can register for the Mid-Levels by clicking here. Students MUST register for the Mid-Levels by January 15, 2023. The Mid Levels will be held in late February/early March 2023 (still finalizing a date).  Dates will be coordinated directly with the students.
    Mid levels will continue to be virtual. This has worked so well for all concerned. The only push back on the virtual format is that families/coaches are not able to attend. But in keeping the STUDENTS at the center of this program, they benefit from having a closed environment and having the FULL ATTENTION of the prestigious judges. Also, in previous years, one area may have had 15 mid level entries and another area only had three entries. Some highly qualified students did not move forward because of their location. While less prepared students in other locations got to move forward. The virtual process allows for a more equitable competition. 
    Please encourage your Club to participate in the Four Way Test Speech Contest this winter. We are looking forward to greater numbers this year.  Your help is much appreciated.

    2022-23 Four-Way Test ESSAY Contest

    It is time to start planning your club’s 4-Way Test ESSAY Contest.  We will, once again, be using the following prompt for this year’s contest:  Is it the Truth? – How I Define What is True in My Life
    We are looking forward to receiving essays from 9th grade high school students which address questions like:  What is true?  Where is truth found?  Is truth important?  Is truth relative?
    Submissions for the 2022-23 District 7390 contest are due February 20, 2023
    Contest rules, critical dates, and information for both Rotarians and Students are available on the District 7390 Website.
    Any questions or requests for further information can be directed to project chair, Steven Grubb, at

    Carlisle Rotary Auction to Support Success By 6

    The Rotary Club of Carlisle and the Rotary Club of Carlisle-Sunrise will host their annual holiday dinner and auction on Friday, December 2nd at the Comfort Suites in Carlisle. The proceeds from this event as explained in the auction brochure will support Success By 6; a United Way of Carlisle/Cumberland County program to help ensure that all children are prepared to succeed by the time they enter kindergarten. After a rigorous selection process conducted jointly by both club presidents, Success By 6 was selected based on its tremendous impact on the development of our youth within the community.
    Rotarians can support this auction in one of two ways. First, by donating an auction item by contacting the Auction Chair, Bill Blankmeyer at or (717) 590-7229. Secondly, tax-deductible sponsorships can be made to support Success By 6. Checks should be made out to “Carlisle Rotary Club Foundation,” a 501© (3) charitable organization and mailed to Carlisle Rotary Club, PO Box 301, Carlisle, PA 17013.

    Seeking Nominations for the 2025-2026 Rotary D7390 Governor

    The time has come to begin the nominating process for our District Governor 2025-2026.  In this way we will continue our three-year projection for District 7390’s leadership. I encourage you to suggest a qualified candidate for the District Governor 2025-2026. 
    Every club has an outstanding leader who could be a potential District Governor. Look around and ask yourself, who is that person in our 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 District Governor 2025-2026, the following must be submitted: the Club letter (on Club letterhead stating that the candidate has been endorsed and nominated by the Club) and the Governor Nominee Data Form (DG App). 
    The District Governor is the officer of RI in the District, functioning under the general control and supervision of the RI Board. The Governor has responsibility for organizing new Clubs; strengthening existing Clubs; promoting membership growth; supporting The Rotary Foundation; planning and presiding at the District Conference, PETS and District Training Assembly; issuing a monthly newsletter; reporting promptly to RI; focusing attention on important Rotary issues; motivating Rotarians to participate in service activities; recognizing the outstanding contributions of Rotarians in the District; and many other related activities. The candidate should be aware of the qualifications, duties and responsibilities of a District Governor and must demonstrate willingness, commitment, and ability (physically and otherwise) to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the office of Governor.    
    Candidates must be well versed with the District 7390 Bylaws, revised May 2018, and its intent. Candidates must also be familiar with the Constitution and Bylaws of Rotary International as published in the 2022 Manual of Procedure.
    Qualifications for a District Governor are specified in detail in the Bylaws of Rotary International as published in the Rotary Manual of Procedure (excerpts attached). These qualifications should be studied carefully by Club members and the prospective Rotarian candidate for District Governor, prior to a decision to suggest any member as a candidate.
    Please keep in mind that it is each Club’s duty to the District and Rotary International to give serious consideration to suggesting candidates for District Governor. Your suggestion for District Governor 2025-2026 must be received in the District Office by December 9, 2022, to be considered by the Nominating Committee. Interviews for the 2025-2026 District Governor will be held Thursday, January 19, 2023, in the evening at PA Trauma Systems Foundation (Slatehill Business Center, 3907 Hartzdale Drive, Suite #702, Camp Hill, PA).
    Upcoming Events
    Major Donor Reception
    Eden Resorts & Suites
    Nov 19, 2022
    4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
    Rotary Foundation Dinner
    Eden Resorts & Suites
    Nov 19, 2022
    5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    District Advisory Council Meeting
    Nov 30, 2022
    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    District Grant Committee Meeting
    Dec 05, 2022
    7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
    Rotary District 7390 Environmental Summit
    Dec 07, 2022
    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Governor Line Meeting
    Dec 08, 2022
    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    International Assemby
    Jan 08, 2023 – Jan 12, 2023
    Governor Line Meeting
    Jan 12, 2023
    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Assistant Governor Meeting
    Jan 17, 2023
    6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    President's Meeting
    Jan 17, 2023
    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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