Support Opportunity for Literacy Projects

September is Literacy Month, an opportunity for Rotarians to focus our awareness of literacy and education needs in our own communities and internationally.  Now, just in time for Literacy Month, BELRAG (Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group) and Save the Children are pleased to announce a funding opportunity to support clubs’ innovative approaches to early childhood education in rural America
In June 2018, Rotary and Save the Children US embarked on a partnership, Together We Read, to increase literacy rates in rural communities through research-based early learning initiatives. The partnership unites Save the Children’s expertise in children’s early literacy programs with Rotary’s expertise in connecting community leaders and driving public awareness – all with the aim of increasing educational outcomes for young children living in poverty.
This initiative offers Rotary Clubs an opportunity to apply to for funding of $5,000-$10,000 for community based initiatives that support Kindergarten readiness and early literacy. Up to ten projects will be funded. Proposals are due September 30, 2021.  See below RFP for criteria, project examples, and application form.
This is an excellent opportunity for Rotarians to receive support for their involvement in early education and literacy projects in their own communities. BELRAG is pleased to partner with Save the Children on this initiative and appreciates their generosity in funding these grants for US based Rotary literacy projects.
You are also invited to become involved with BELRAG.   Together, we will ensure that every child and adult has opportunity to lead productive, fulfilling lives as literate individuals.   If you would like more information about BELRAG, please visit the website
Appendix I - Examples of Community Engagement Projects
Appendix II - Request for Proposal Template

Next Step & Generation as Father & Son Assume Roles in Rotary Leadership


Greg Staub, following a 16-year commitment to Rotary, assumed the role of District 7390 Governor and son Matthew on the same day assumed the role of President of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg (RCH) this July 1, 2021.
Greg Staub, the senior Staub, and member of the Rotary Club of Hanover since 2005 took on leadership roles quickly serving as Club Membership Chair from 2013 to 2016. In 2016-17 he took on the role of Club president and simultaneously serving as District Assistant Governor from 2017 through 2019.
In 2019 he was selected as District Governor-Nominee and in 2020 became District Governor elect and now serves as the Districts Conference Chair from 2021 to 2022. He concurrently serves as Rotary International Convention Promotion Chair through 2022.
In his professional life, Greg Staub is a Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of PSI Capital Management, a registered investment advisory firm headquartered in Lancaster, PA.  Staub states, “I am grateful each day for the opportunities I have had both professionally and personally through Rotary.  Rotary is how I make sure that others have those same opportunities “
Matt Staub, the younger, has emulated dad’s all-in Rotary philosophy of Service Above Self. 
During 2017 to 2020 he took on the Co-Chair function of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg’s Haiti Water Project and in April 2017 joined a water treatment project in a remote mountain village as the Harrisburg Club lead the installation mission with six Harrisburg Club members, Past-District Governor John Judson MD, family members and a Hershey Club Rotarian.  The project was part of the District’s Water Project for Haiti and was coordinated with the local Rotary Club of Verrettes, Haiti.
Since 2018, Matt Staub has served on the board of the RCH concentrating on both international and local service projects.  During May, 2021 he was active helping maintain and plant new fauna in the Harrisburg Pease Gardens on Front Street.
Matt says of his growing Rotary commitment, “Since joining the Rotary Club of Harrisburg in 2014, I have been blessed with multiple opportunities.  After moving to a new city, The RCH offered a great opportunity for fellowship allowing me to interact with Harrisburg’s finest community leadership while offering me countless service opportunities and a chance to be a positive force locally and in the world.”
It is clear both Staubs relish leadership roles in Rotary and will be making their positive marks on the future of many local, national and international Rotary Clubs and initiatives.

RI Director Valarie Wafer Speaking on September 2

The speaker at the Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg-North on September 2 is Rotary International Director Valarie Wafer.  She is the Chair of RI Diversity Equity and Inclusion Emphasis.  Her topic will be RI’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy, News and Developments.  We would like to invite anyone who would want to hear her speak on this topic.  We will be meeting via Zoom.  The meeting is at 7:30 AM and the zoom link is 

Bus Trip to Flight 93 National Memorial

A common field one day. A field of honor forever.
20 Years of Remembering.
Join us for a Bus Trip to the Flight 93 National Memorial
Saturday, October 16, 2021 – Cost: $75 per person
Cost includes: Transportation via motor coach with restroom on board, one rest stop break each way, snacks, beverages and a boxed lunch.
Ticketing: Tickets must be purchased in advance through Eventbrite. Click here to reserve your seats today!
Itinerary: Depart from York at 8:00 am sharp. Arrive approximately 11:30 am. Return to York by 7:00 pm.
Respond early - space is limited! 
Please note: Tickets are non-refundable. If you cannot join us, please share your ticket(s) with a family member, friend or colleague!
I hope you are able to join us for this special UYRC 10th anniversary event. 

Youth Exchange - The Experience of a Lifetime

Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)


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

Click here to register!!

Polio Plus Fundraiser! 

PDG John Kramb, avid motorcyclist and winner of the perfect attendance award in 4th grade, started his annual motorcycle trip on August 23, 2021. As a part of the ride, he is raising funds for PolioPlus, and his goal is $10,000.  He would appreciate your support, which can be made at

Youth Exchange Virtual Workshop - August 28

Mechanicsburg-North Golf Tournament

The Mechanicsburg North Rotary Club will be sponsoring a Golf Tournament on Monday, September 13 at the Carlisle Barracks Golf Course.  The tournament is open to 133 golfers, and includes 18 holes of golf, open driving range, hole-in-one, putting, long drive, and closest to the pin contests.  The tournament begins with a 1 PM shotgun start, preceded by a lunch.  The cost is $125 per golfer.  This is a fundraiser for Mechanicsburg North Rotary Club Community Veterans and Youth Projects.   Proceeds from the tournament will support numerous programs for veterans and students within the local area. Our Rotary Veteran’s Initiative provides scholarship funds at Central Penn College, HACC and PSU Harrisburg to help with costs. An active mentoring program provides even more greatly needed help. Other proceeds will be applied to additional veteran and youth programs like these: • Hampden Township Veteran’s Park • VA Hospital Aquarium Project • High School Senior Scholarships including Students of the Month/Year • High School Leadership Training, including East Pennsboro High School InterAct Club • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) • Rotary Youth Park • High School Speech and Essay Contests • High School International Youth Exchange.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.  To register or to sponsor a hole, carts, lunch, dinner or general sponsorship, contact us at  You can register at Tee It Up for Veterans & Youth with Mechanicsburg North Rotary Tickets in Carlisle, PA, United States (  

Lancaster-Sunrise Fall Fest Fundraiser

Upcoming Events
DYE Workshop
Virtual Event
Aug 28, 2021
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
District Governor Line Meeting
Sep 07, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
PDG Dinner
Roots of my Land Ecuadorian Family Restaurant
Sep 08, 2021
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Sep 13, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Assistant Governor Meeting
Virtual Event
Sep 14, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Presidents Leadership Meeting
Virtual Event
Sep 14, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
DYE Workshop
Sep 25, 2021
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Youth Exchange Club Commitments to Host Due
District Office
Sep 25, 2021
12:00 PM – 12:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Oct 04, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Safety Committee Meeting
Oct 06, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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