District 7390 Receives Zone 32 Award for Highest Foundation Giving

District 7390 is honored to receive the Zone 32 Award for the Most Money Donated to the Rotary Foundation of all Districts during the Rotary Year 2020/2021.  This recognition could not have happened without the hard work of the D7390 Foundation Chair, PDG John Kramb and other volunteers who worked hard to keep us informed and motivated to give.  That said, this award is for each and every Rotarian in our District who gave of their resources this past year.  As District Governor 20/21, I could not be more proud of how our District members stepped up, in the midst of a global pandemic, and offered their Rotarian generosity in effort to help others.  Rotarians worldwide are among the most generous people on earth... and the members of Rotary in District 7390 are at the top of that class.  Thank you, each and every one of you, for seeing the vision and taking action.  As Paul Harris once said: "Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves".   In Gratitude,  IPDG John Anthony

Seeking Nominations for District 7390 Governor 2024-2025

The time has come to begin the nominating process for our District Governor 2024-2025.  In this way we will continue our three-year projection for District 7390’s leadership. 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? Is it me? 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. 
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 2016 Manual of Procedure.
Please contact the District office ( or 717-854-7842) if would like more information about applying to be District Governor 2024-2025. 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 2024-2025 must be received in the District Office by December 10, 2021, to be considered by the Nominating Committee. Interviews for the 2024-2025 District Governor will be held Monday, January 10, 2022 at a location to be determined.

2021-2022 Four-Way Test Essay Contest!

It is time to start planning your club’s 4-Way Test ESSAY Contest.  This year’s essay prompt will be:  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 2021-22 District 7390 contest are due March 11, 2022.  Contest rules, critical dates, and information for both Rotarians and Students are available at the District 7390 Website:  Any questions or requests for further information can be directed to project chair, Steven Grubb, at

November District Development Session

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Herb joined Rotary in 2011 and is a member of the Allentown West Rotary Club near Allentown, PA. He is currently a Zone 32 Assistant Coordinator for 4 Eastern Pennsylvania districts. In 2021-22, Herb will be the Zone 32 Rotary Coordinator. Herb was the 2019-20 District 7430 Governor and District 7430 Membership Chair from 2016-18. He played a key role in developing and implementing a strategic action plan to grow district membership which included both building vibrant existing clubs and adding new innovative clubs. From 2016-19, District 7430 increased its membership in 3 of the 4 years, added 4 new clubs and 4 satellites and had a net gain of nearly 100 members.
Herb is a retired chemical engineer and a charter member of Engineers without Borders – Lehigh Valley Professionals and has been actively involved in partnering with Rotary on global and district grant projects in Sierra Leone, Africa, and the Dominican Republic. He has traveled to both locations on multiple occasions.

The Annual Rotary Foundation Dinner

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District Strategic Action Plan Questionnaire

Our District is in the process of developing a strategic action plan which will provide direction for District initiatives starting July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.  To create the best plan possible, we need your input through the completion of the following short questionnaire that will help District Leadership understand how best to serve YOU and your club in doing good in the world. The plan we develop will be based on Rotary International’s four priority areas described at  Action Plan | My Rotary:
  • Priority 1 Increase our Impact 
  • Priority 2: Expand Our Reach
  • Priority 3: Enhance Participant Engagement
  • Priority 4: Increase our Ability to Adapt
Click here to complete the questionnaire by Friday, October 8, 2021.    

Results will be shared in an anonymous fashion in the future with all District Rotary Clubs. Specific Name and contact information will not be shared with anyone beyond the District Leadership Team (DG, DGE, DGN, DGND, Executive Secretary.) Thank you for your input and all the good you do in the world!

And, the Giving is Easy!

Sign up today for Rotary Direct and make your giving to The Rotary Foundation quicker and easier.  With just a minimum contribution of $10 you can begin using Rotary Direct.  And, each contribution is acknowledged at the time of your donation.
Click here to follow the information guide instructions to set up your Rotary Direct giving.  You will be able to specify a frequency of monthly, quarterly, or annual contributions.
With World Polio Day October 24 and November is Foundation Month now is a great time to establish your Rotary Direct account.  Then make your contributions to celebrate these two important dates by using Rotary Direct.

Whitaker Center Honors Rotary Club of Harrisburg

 Member Cami Grimm

Whitaker Center Honors Rotary Club of Harrisburg Member Cami Grimm as a Woman to Watch in the 2021 Celebration of Women in Stem Awards Program

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts will honor Cami Grimm, Manager at Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz (BSSF) and Rotary Club of Harrisburg member, as part of the 2021 Women of Impact: Celebrating Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Awards Program. Cami was selected as part of the Women to Watch Class of 2021, which recognizes women younger than 40 who have significant accomplishments and success in STEM.
Cami has more than five years of public accounting experience and specializes in providing audit and review services to for-profit and nonprofit entities, with a concentration in working with family-owned and closely held businesses. She is a key member of BSSF’s Employee Benefit Plan (EBP) Practice management team. Outside of the Firm, Cami is a passionate volunteer with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Capital Region. She is also a Board Member of the Harrisburg Rotary Club and serves on the Rotary’s Public Relations Committee, as well as the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce.
“Cami is a talented and driven member of our Firm who is passionate about helping her clients, team members and community achieve extraordinary outcomes,” said Ken Wolfe, President and Managing Principal. “She serves as a trusted leader within our EBP Practice management team, as well as various internal committees within our Firm. Along with serving as a leader at BSSF, she also serves as a leader in the community. She is well-deserving of the recognition as a Woman to Watch, and we are proud and excited to celebrate her and the other honorees at the Women in STEM Awards Program in September.”  (In this photograph, she is surrounded by her co-workers.)
Sixteen women and one organization were selected by Whitaker Center for their significant contributions to the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
The Women in STEM Awards Program is an annual event to recognize the contributions of women in STEM throughout Central Pennsylvania and support the Whitaker Center’s Girls in STEM Initiative, which encourages girls in Central Pennsylvania to develop an interest in STEM and foster equitable pathways to STEM careers. The 2021 event will be held on September 22 at the West Shore Country Club in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)


Cost: $25 per Rotarian. $10 for Rotaractors.

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You Are Invited to the 5th Annual Rotary Rocks Benefit Concert

Join the Rotary Club of New Holland for a fun evening of dinner and live music in support of Lighthouse Vocational Services, which provides vocational services for persons with developmental disabilities. Enjoy a buffet dinner and be entertained by the classic rock and alternative rock sounds of Sam I Am, and the rock/funk/blues mix of The Reed Brothers Band.
Tickets are $25 per person and includes a buffet dinner. Cash bar also available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Rotary Rocks Eventbrite page.

Colonial Park Family Fun Day

Southern York County Dedication Ceremony

Lancaster-Sunrise Fall Fest

Uptown York Bus Trip to Fight 93 Memorial

In honor of the Uptown York Rotary Club’s 10th anniversary,  the UYRC is hosting a bus trip fundraiser benefitting its community grants program to the Flight 93 National Memorial on Saturday, October 16. We will be traveling is style via Bailey’s Rotary-branded motor coach!  
If you’ve never been please consider joining us - it’s a very moving experience. See flyer attached. Click here to purchase tickets.  Tickets include transportation, lunch, and snacks. We are following the CDC and PA Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines that are in place on the day of the event. Note: the event is rain or shine - tickets are not refundable but are transferable.

24 October is World Polio Day

As World Polio Day approaches, the Rotary community is getting ready to amplify our message about eradicating polio to protect the world’s children from this devastating disease.

Together, we’ve made tremendous progress. Now it’s time to intensify our fight to make polio the second human disease ever to be eradicated. Last year, the World Health Organization’s African region was certified free of wild poliovirus, showing that eradication is possible even in very difficult circumstances. The wild poliovirus remains endemic in just two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. We can use World Polio Day to advocate for the support we need to end polio in countries where it still paralyzes children.

Inspire action
Take action for World Polio Day by promoting the importance of polio eradication, raising funds, and planning events. Let’s engage our communities in the fight against polio — because as long as polio exists anywhere, it remains a threat everywhere.

Use the World Polio Day Toolkit to find resources and tips for planning activities and promoting a polio-free world. Inspire others to join us by hosting virtual and community events, creating fundraisers, and sharing posts on social media. Click here!
Register your club’s participation in World Polio Day to show how Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs around the world are taking action to eradicate polio. If you register your events, fundraisers, and promotions by 14 October, you’ll get early access to a download of Rotary’s World Polio Day Global Update one week before the program will be shown on 24 October on Rotary’s Facebook page and
Use Raise for Rotary to start an online fundraiser to benefit The Rotary Foundation’s PolioPlus Fund for World Polio Day. Then, share it with your network! The top Raise for Rotary World Polio Day 2021 fundraisers will be featured on My Rotary.

Youth Exchange - The Experience of a Lifetime

Upcoming Events
Grant Committee Meeting
Oct 04, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Safety Committee Meeting
Oct 06, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
New Member Chat
Oct 13, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
District Governor Line Meeting
Oct 14, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
DYE Workshop
Oct 23, 2021
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)
Virtual Event
Oct 23, 2021
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2021
YE 2022-2023 OB Apps Due to Clubs
Oct 30, 2021
YE 2022-2023 OB Club Interviews
Oct 31, 2021 – Nov 14, 2021
Grant Committee Meeting
Nov 01, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
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