Learn More About the 2022-2023 District 7390 Leadership Team! 

This Rotary Year we will be trying new ways to educate Rotarians and the communities in which we serve.  One of those ways is through a series of videos.  Our inaugural video features an assortment of District Leaders and our new mascot Francis the cat! Check out the video on the District You Tube Channel at Happy viewing and a BIG THANK YOU to all those who spend countless hours in support of our clubs throughout District 7390!

Join Rotary Means Business on August 17th! 

In partnership with the Rotary District 7390 RMB Steering Committee, the Rotary Clubs of Carlisle and Carlisle Sunrise will host the 62nd RMB in-person networking meeting on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 thus restarting RMB in our district.  This will be the first RMB in-person meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic hit full force in March 2020. 
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 17 at the Frederick House on 219 N Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  Thanks to our Major Sponsor Hoffman Funeral Home and Crematory the event will be FREE and will have light refreshments consisting of hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, soft drinks and water.
Mark your calendars and register at so you can restart old connections and make new ones.  Bring family of Rotary and potential Rotarian guests so they can see the value RMB adds to Rotary. 
Remember given the trust that living by the Four Way Test engenders, the purpose of RMB is that Rotarians should help fellow Rotarians by doing business with them and referring others to them in order to build stronger businesses, stronger communities, stronger members, stronger Rotary Foundation, stronger clubs, and ultimately a stronger Rotary International.
Thank you to our Sponsor: Hoffman Funeral Homes

District 7390 Rotarian Educators Summit

As I traveled the district in my year as District Governor year, I realized five things:
  1. There are many more passionate member Rotarians who have chosen Education as a Vocation than I ever realized.
  2. There are many other vocations represented by passionate Rotarians across our district.
  3. There is great work being done by many, if not most of the clubs across the district focused on those vocations.
  4. Much of what is being done in the clubs is not shared across the district.
  5. We can do a better job of sharing and learning from each other.
This invitation is the first of many more to come focused on sharing our ideas through Vocational Summits which will begin to help foster Rotary’s four strategic priorities of increasing our impact, expanding our reach, increasing member engagement and remain adaptable and relevant.  

It's time. We can only continue to perpetuate and GROW the Service we provide IF we continue to GROW and ENGAGE our Membership. We MUST be purposeful about our Growth. Each of us. Seek the right people.... people who are Rotarians... but just don't know it yet.

It's time to act.

It's time to Grow Rotary and ENGAGE our members again.
Are you with me?

District 7390 Rotarian Educators Summit

  • When:   August 18th 7pm to 8pm
  • Who:     All Rotarians who currently or formerly worked in schools including but not limited to school Superintendents, Principles, Teachers, Guidance Counselors and Administrative Support
  • What:    A one hour conversation on three topics
    • How can we grow young people in service and leadership through people and programs within Rotary?
    • How do we get more Educators involved in Rotary?
    • What action should be taken because of this Summit?
Yours in Service,

John Anthony
Past District Governor
District Membership Chair

Mark Your Calendars for the following District 7390 Events!

  • Wednesday, August 17, 2022 – Rotary Means Business – Frederick House, Carlisle PA.  Click here to Register!
  • Saturday, October 1, 2022 – Ride to Eradicate Polio – Cumberland Valley Rail Trail, Shippensburg Station – Registration is coming soon.  All registration fees will go toward the registrant’s Paul Harris points.
  • Saturday, October 22, 2022, 8 AM – 4 PM – Rotary Leadership Institute, Central Penn College.  Registration is coming soon.
  • Saturday, November 19, 2022, Rotary Foundation Dinner, Eden Resort, Lancaster, PA.  Registration link pending.
 NOTE:  All District events and registration links are located on the District Calendar on the District 7390 website at:

You are Invited to the First Meeting of the District 7390 DEI Committee!

Diversity is one of Rotary’s longstanding core values and greatest strengths! That is why RI President Jennifer Jones is encouraging each of us to do more to be a welcoming and inclusive organization.  Rotary District 7390 is aiming to do just that! Join us for a for a brainstorming session via Zoom on Monday, August 1st at 6:00 p.m.  All Rotarians are invited to this session! We want to hear your thoughts!  Click here to RSVP today! .  Find out more about this initiative and others by clicking here

Colonial Park Puppies & Prosecco Event

What are you doing August 8th? Come out to Langan Financial Group (1863 Center Street, Camp Hill) from 5:30-7:30 for out Puppies and Prosecco event! 
Each ticket comes with two complimentary glasses of Prosecco. There will be raffles, door prizes, puppies and so much more.

Each ticket is a minimum of a $20 donation. Each ticket gets you two glasses of Prosecco and acess to petting puppies.

All money raised at this event goes toward sending high school students to RYLA. RYLA is a youth leadership summer camp at Messiah College and our club sends 10 local students a year.

Show Your Appreciation to Health Care Workers August 21-27!

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care workers have dedicated their time, energy, and skills to ensure our safety. As they provided vaccinations, administered tests, tracked outbreaks, and cared for patients, they sometimes put their health at risk to do so.
With the pandemic far from over, we have an opportunity to show our appreciation for them. From 21-27 August, Rotary International is asking all Rotarians to recognize the work of health care professionals in communities around the globe.  Find ways to show health care workers your appreciation at
Pictured: Rod Frazier, Rotary Club of Carlisle President, and DG Juliet Altenburg shown at Mass Vaccination Center, June 2021 in Carlisle PA.  Both are members of the South Central PA Medical Reserve Corps.

PolioPlus - The Last Mile

The Rotary Club of Hanover is inviting all Rotarians in District 7390 to a presentation by Michael McGovern, Chair of the International Polio Plus Committee at Rotary International and John Nanni, 2022 recipient of Rotary International Service Award for a Polio Free World. Together they will present “Polio Plus-The Last Mile’’. Join us Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 12:00 Noon (Markets of Hanover Ballroom, 1649 Broadway, Hanover). Please click here to register in advance! 

Rotary Club of West Shore Flags for Heroes is back! 


Click here to watch a video about Flags for Heroes!

For the third consecutive year, the RCWS is seeking flag sponsors for its Flags for Heroes fundraiser. Those driving along the Camp Hill Bypass can't miss this powerful and emotional display of gratitude for our veterans, first responders, educators, hospitality workers, friends, family, and anyone else you feel is worthy of recognition.
IMAGINE how special your honoree will feel knowing how appreciated they are!
The flags will be on display September 4-17, 2022, at the Penn Harris Hotel in Camp Hill. All are invited to the dedication ceremony which will be held at 11:00 am at the Hotel. 
Sponsorship information is available on the Flags for Heroes website, or email for more information.

Harrisburg Club's Detweiler Has Seen Beetles to Stream Bug Bagging While Serving as Chair of the Science Committee

Jack Detweiler has been a member of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg for 27 years and recalls working on or chairing the Club’s Ecology Committee for many of those years.  Annually, he has coordinated the Club’s judging and awarding of a prize for students winning the Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair (CASEF).
According to Detweiler, “Our committee members are asked to serve as judges for student entries from many area schools.  In a typical year, we can receive 10 to 20 presentations to review.  CASEF provides a scoring guide to provide consistency of presentation quality.”
CASEF is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization and a PA EITC Innovative Educational Program initiative.  For these competitions, CASEF follows performance standards of the Society for Science and the Public (ISEF) with a goal focused on promoting the understanding and appreciation of science.  That organization sees the critical role science and engineering play in our society: to inform, educate, and inspire.
Because of Covid issues it was no surprise the 2021 CASEF student competition was virtual. Instead of live presentations that year, competitors submitted short videos.  CASEF participants submitted their projects to a centralized web.  Detweiler says, “We are in the Special Award Category for Life Science and present a $750 check to a student winning in the Senior Division.  Projects in 2022 were submitted virtually and live.  Our committee again reviewed them virtually, which actually allows more time to accurately review the projects.”
A Wide Range of Projects
According to Valerie Knowles the CASEF Director, “Recent events confirm that it is very evident that we need to be encouraging young scientists to find solutions to life’s greatest challenges and prepare a healthy and sustainable future.”
Detweiler believes he’s seen, “Projects ranging from beetles to stream water studies.  He noted, “The 2020 winner of the Rotary Ecology Award was Kathryn Miller, a sophomore at Carlisle HS. She demonstrated how Oxbenzone in sunscreen effects and eventually kills coral polyps. She did this project in the lab with actual coral polyps. Because of the pandemic, she presented her project to our Club via Zoom.  In 2019 our winner was Adele Shirmer, a senior at West Perry HS. Her project was "Beetles Beware - Effects of Various Biopesticides on Callosobruchus Maculatus Behavior."
Adele went on to Colorado State University to major in Fishery Management.  She says that with the help of the RCH award she was offered a scholarship as an Honors Undergraduate Research Scholar allowing her to afford to attend CSU.  She has been assisting a graduate student with his study on Walleye bioenergetics and is working on local employment as a fishery technician to start her career.
Our winner in 2018 was April Pavonka, a senior at Camp Hill HS. Her project was "Optimizing Hydroponic Plant Growth and Energy Usage with LED Spectral Manipulation". She was also our winner in 2016 when she was a sophomore with another project.
Our winner in 2021 was Samual Koda from Hershey High School with his hands-on project that addressed an invasive ecological problem in his neighborhood entitled “What is the best Spotted Lanternfly Trap?”
Our winners in 2022 were Aiden Callahan and Annabel Hathaway from Harrisburg Academy with the project, “A Comparison of Eco-Friendly and Green Products’ Effects on the Environment.”  It is the first time that we have ever given the award to a “team.”  They were both sophomores.  They put in an amazing amount of work on their project, were scrupulous in following the scientific method and their mathematical documentation was quite rigid.  It was an interesting outcome that “Dawn” detergent turned out less toxic in many cases than the so-called “green” detergents that were tested.”
Says Detweiler, “Some of our winners actually did their experiments in various creeks and streams in the Central PA area, such as Madeline Grossman, a senior at Cumberland Valley HS in 2017 with her project, “'It's All "Creek" to me, or Kyle Wise a senior at Carlisle HS with his project, "D-Netting vs. Leaf Bagging; Which Macro Invertebrate Collection is the most accurate."
Most notably he adds, “One of our previous winners was Eric Horstick from East Pennsboro HS. His project was how Moss could be used to temper the effects of Acid Mine Drainage. He credits Rotary with inspiring him in his future studies. He went on to get a PHD and currently works for the National Institute of Health.”

Rotary Club of York Announces 2022-2023 Club Leadership

The Rotary Club of York is pleased to announce its 2022-2023 Officers. From left to right: Courtney Piccolo, President-Elect Nominee; Glenn Miller, President; Aaron Jacobs, President-Elect; and Doug Berman, Financial Vice-President/Treasurer.

York-East Golf Outing

Hummelstown Golf Tournament


Mechanicsburg-North Beer & Wine Fest

Join us for a great in-person event! Beer. Wine. Music. Food for purchase. Fundraising for local community needs. What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!
Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Registration Information coming Soon! 
Upcoming Events
District Grant Committee Meeting
Aug 01, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
District DEI Committee Meeting
Aug 01, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Governor Line Meeting
Aug 09, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Assistant Governor Meeting
Aug 16, 2022
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
President's Meeting
Aug 16, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Means Business
Frederick House
Aug 17, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
District 7390 Rotarian Educators Summit
Aug 18, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Annual Past District Governor Dinner
Hickory Bridge Farm and Restaurant
Aug 20, 2022
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
YE - Inbound Orientation
Christ Lutheran Church
Aug 27, 2022
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Zone Cruise in Bermuda
Sep 01, 2022 – Sep 06, 2022
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