Hurricane Relief Update

D7390 raised $43,566.00 for Hurricane Relief.

Rotary Club donations:
Carlisle & Carlisle-Sunrise$16,505
Mount Joy$214
Colonial Park$2,500
Colonial Park Foundation$3,500
Hershey Foundation$1,000
Individual Rotarians$450
In addition to the donations made to the District fund, other clubs have made direct donations to Rotary Clubs in hurricane areas, the Rotary International Donor Fund, and to relief organizations in both Texas and Puerto Rico.
Distribution of funds for Hurricane Harvey in Texas:
As a direct result of Hurricane Harvey hitting south-eastern Texas on August 25th as a Category 4 hurricane, damage surveys revealed the staggering extent of Harvey’s destruction: 37,000 homes were heavily damaged and nearly 7,000 were destroyed. Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders reported to the area promptly to offer long-term assistance with disaster recovery; their first volunteers arrived three weeks after the storm.
The D7390 Hurricane Relief fund has supported Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders in Texas:
  • $10,000.00 was sent to assist with the set-up of the volunteer camp and to hire caseworkers and construction supervisors.
  • The Rotary Club of Space Center in Houston TX is raising $36,000.00 to support Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders’ restoration efforts. Being short $6,500.00, D7390 has sent this amount to the Rotary Club of Space Center Endowment Foundation. $36,000.00 provides funding to purchase the materials necessary to restore two homes.
Distribution of funds for Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico:
The D7390 Hurricane Relief fund balance of $27,016.00 is dedicated to a restoration project in Puerto Rico. A fellow Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Ithaca New York is from Puerto Rico and is working with four Rotary clubs there. Projects in the planning stage include new roofs, appliances, and other restoration efforts.
We will keep you posted as these projects materialize and checks(s) are disbursed to Puerto Rico.
In the spirit of Service Above Self, the $43,566.00 raised by our fellow D7390 Rotarians will provide the finances to restore homes of many families who fell victim to the uncontrollable destruction of hurricane wind and rain.
D7390 Disaster Relief Committee:         
Bill Harkey, Carlisle Rotary, 717-418-1141
Peg Sennett, Hanover Rotary, 717-630-8281
Randy Sibert, Colonial Park Rotary, 717-576-6115
Don't Miss RIVP Dean Rohrs in Camp Hill - March 15
A community event hosted by Executive Women International (EWI) and supported by Leadership Harrisburg Area (LHA) is featuring Rotary International Vice President Dean Rohrs on Thursday, March 15 beginning at 5:30 PM at the Radisson.  This event is open to the public.  An opportunity like this comes once in a blue moon and I encourage everyone to try and attend.  In fact, bring your family members, friends, and associates and let them get a real sense of Rotary in action.   
Dean’s story starts in Zambia where she enjoyed a world shielded from apartheid until she was 14 years old. That’s when the revolution made its way to the Congo. Her mother was head of the Red Cross and led the evacuation of many refugees. Dean was called to stand up against the prosecutors and was imprisoned at the age of 16. It was soon after that moment when Dean Rohrs set forth to create a more peaceful world. She harnessed the strength of her fear and scars to foster education, fight disease, and promote peace in some of the most abominable circumstances in some of the most remote areas of the world.
Dean leveraged the power of Rotary International to gain support for her efforts and has broken the cycles of poverty in numerous South African Villages literally saving thousands of young lives. Her story of bringing peace and human understanding to all landed Dean in Canada where she encourages international audiences to become messengers of change.
You don’t want to miss out on this presentation which is sure to be inspirational! For full details and to register online, please click here.
Rotary Means Business - March 14
The Rotary Club of Lancaster Penn Square will host the third RMB networking event of the 2018 season on Wednesday, March 14 at The Hotel Lancaster (2nd floor Walnut Room), 26 E Chestnut Street, Lancaster, PA.  The event will cost $15 and includes hors d'oeuvres (catered by Isaac's), wine and water thanks to The Hotel Lancaster, which has arranged for free parking at the adjacent Duke Street Garage.  The event will start at 5:30 and end at 7:00 pm.  RSVP NOW!!  Make great connections for your business or project and enjoy the fun and fellowship of RMB.  Bring potential Rotarian guests!
District Training Assembly - March 17

Our District Training Assembly is scheduled for Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg (1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill). Registration and a hot breakfast buffet will be held from 7:30 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. The training sessions will begin promptly at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 2:00 p.m. after the luncheon. The cost is $45 per person. All Rotarians are encouraged to attend. It will be helpful in building “esprit de corps” in your Club. The break-out sessions during the morning will be fast-paced and interactive. They are designed to educate us on Rotary topics. At the beginning of the District Training Assembly we will approve the 2018-2019 District budget. Click here to register!  Registration deadline is March 9, 2018. Join us at District Training Assembly to learn more about how to “Be The Inspiration”!  

2018 District Conference
If you were a super hero, what would your super powers be?  As Rotarians, we have MANY super powers!  We are The Eradicators, eradicating polio from the face of the planet.  We are the Fearless Super Readers, bringing literacy to youth everywhere.  We are H20 Masters, bringing water to the farthest reaches of the world.  We are Professor Peace, advocating for local, national, and global solutions.  The Rotary District 7390 Conference will celebrate many super heroes of our past, present, and future. 
Meet Super Rotarian, Evan Burrell, who is making a difference by leaps and bounds!  Meet local Rotarians whose efforts seem to go beyond the boundaries of mere mortal accomplishments. 
It's a jet.  It's a plane.  No, it's ROTARY!  Super powers will activate on Friday, April 27 at 10:00 a.m.!
Now Accepting Applications for the Rotary Peace Fellowships
The spike in regional and local conflicts around the globe has boosted the need for professionals skilled in waging peace. The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of current and emerging peace leaders to prevent and resolve conflict through academic training, field experience, and professional networking. 
Up to 100 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of the Rotary Peace Centers, located within seven leading universities around the world. The over 1100 program alumni are working in over 100 countries as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations such as the United Nations and World Bank. 
Master’s Degree – Building the leaders of tomorrow
  • 15-24 month program at one of our 5 Rotary Peace Centers at leading partnering universities
  • 50 fellows selected annually to earn a master’s degree in fields related to peace and security
  • Each university offers customized curriculum and a 2-3 month applied field experience
  • Fellows connect with an international cohort of peace fellows, thought leaders, and a global network of Rotarians
Professional Development Certificate – Strengthening the leaders of today
  • 3 month professional development program at our Rotary Peace Center in Bangkok, Thailand
  • 50 fellows selected annually to earn a professional certificate in peace and conflict studies
  • Intended for professionals with extensive experience working in peace-related fields
  • Diverse interdisciplinary program includes 8-weeks intensive classroom study with guest lecturers and 2-weeks field studies
Qualified candidates have:   
  • For the master’s program, a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus three years of related work experience, and proficiency in a second language (strongly recommended)
  • For the certificate program, a strong academic background, plus five years of related work experience
  • Proficiency in English
  • Excellent leadership skills
The following persons are ineligible for a Rotary Peace Fellowship: A Rotarian; an honorary Rotarian; an employee of a Club, District, or other Rotary entity or of Rotary International; a spouse, lineal descendant (child or grandchild by blood or adopted or not adopted), a spouse of a lineal descendant, or an ancestor (parent or grandparent) of any living person in the foregoing categories.
The 2019-20 academic term deadline is 31 May 2018. Begin by watching our Application Checklist Video and review the application process online.   
Please contact Ed Hauck at 717-293-8687 or
Rotary Women at Tea
A few female Rotarians gathered for tea from the Rotary clubs of Carlisle, Carlisle-Sunrise and A District 7000 E-club. One Rotarian was only a member for a few weeks and one member is the current President of the Rotary Club of Carlisle-Sunrise and two past Presidents. The E-club member is a Past President.  
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.
  • 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
  • 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 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 or 717-545-6553.
Montreal Rotary Conference
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Upcoming Events
Mid-Atlantic Rotary PETS
Radisson Hotel Valley Forge
Feb 23, 2018 7:45 AM –
Feb 24, 2018 3:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Mar 05, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Rotary Means Business - Eastern Tier
The Hotel Lancaster
Mar 14, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
RI Vice President Dean Rohrs Speaking Engagement
Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
Mar 15, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Inbound Overnight in Harrisburg
Mar 17, 2018 – Mar 18, 2018
District Training Assembly
Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
Mar 17, 2018
7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
World Water Day
Mar 22, 2018
Grant Committee Meeting
Johns Diner
Apr 02, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
YE - Final OB Orientation
Byrnes Health Education Center
Apr 07, 2018
8:45 AM – 2:00 PM
District Advisory Council of PDGs
Byrnes Health Education Center
Apr 14, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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