Youth Exchange Workshop - September 26

Rotary Leadership Institute

Rotary Leadership Institute Hosted by D-7390
Registration for the Harrisburg, Oct. 24, 2020, Virtual RLI is now open!

Please plan to attend the next Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) hosted by D7390, which will be held virtually on Oct. 24, 2020. Please save the date and register at your earliest convenience. As you know, RLI is a leadership and development program to strengthen Rotary Clubs through education, collaboration and the exchange of ideas among its future leaders. A three-part curriculum facilitated by experienced, trained faculty members engaging participants through open discussion, problem-solving and creative role-play. The Rotary Leadership Institute is an opportunity to meet with other Rotarians, share experiences, and learn new skills to take back to your club. You don't have to be in the leadership chain to benefit from this institute. If you want to learn more about this wonderful organization that we call Rotary and find out what you can actually do to start changing the world, PLEASE place this event on your schedule.
When can I attend RLI? Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. via zoom.
Ready to register? Go to Look at the schedule on the left-hand menu and click on "More Info". Then click on Read More below to see the step by step instructions. 

Registration closes October 12, 2020! The cost is $25.00.

Course Levels: Parts I, II, III, and Graduate (The graduate-level will focus on Fundraising)

Questions? Contact PDG Hector Ortiz, RLI Site Chair at or 717-608-0444.Please register NOW for the Oct. 24, 2020 virtual RLI at

25 Years of Service at the Byrnes Health Education Center - Help Us Tell Our Story!

Since 1995, teams at the Byrnes Health Education Center have been dedicated to educating and inspiring people of all ages to make healthy choices. Over these 25 years, our team has delivered over 7.5 million health education lessons to children, young adults, and their parents. The Center reaches communities stretching throughout South Central Pennsylvania and to participants thousands of miles away who reach us via internet. In the midst of a global public health pandemic overlaid with existing, long-term health needs and challenges, our mission is as relevant and vital today as it was decades ago.
While we are unable to host our 25th Birthday celebrations now, we look forward to the moment when conditions will allow us to physically gather and commemorate the Center’s first quarter century of delivering preventive health curriculum.
In the meantime, we invite you to help tell our story.  Your memories can help us tell the impact the many dedicated BHEC team members have had on our communities. We want to hear from students, teachers, parents, community members, board members, volunteers – anyone who experienced the Center or shares our passion for health education. If we shared a connection, please tell us:
  • If you attended any education program, who was your memorable health educator? How did they impact you?
  • How did something you learned make a difference to your health or the health of someone you love?
  • If you attended childbirth classes at the Center, how did that impact your childbirth experience?
  • Did you pursue a career in the field of health care because of what you experienced at the BHEC?  Why?
  • If you served on a board or working committee, what was your experience? How did you see the impact of health education on the community?
  • If you were you the recipient of a recognition such as the Founder’s Celebration of Life Award, how did the recognition amplify your work?
  • As a teacher who accompanied your students to the Center, what impact of the visit did you see on your students?
  • As a parent whose child has come to the Center, what did your child learn? Did you ever visit the center as a child yourself?
Please email your story to or drop it via USPS/mail to 515 S. George Street, York, PA  17401 - Attention: Birthday
We would love to hear from you and, with your permission, to share some of your stories. As we look forward to future, in-person celebrations, we hope to collect a treasure of memories that only you hold.

The Rotary Foundation Dinner - November 5, 2020

Mark your calendars for the 2020 Rotary Foundation dinner on November 5, 2020 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.! This will be a virtual event with no cost to attend, however, we are encouraging everyone to make a donation to the Rotary Foundation in lieu of a registration fee. There will be a keynote speaker and awards presented. 

Red Lion Dallastown Holds Chicken BBQ

The Rotary Club of Red Lion-Dallastown Annual Student Scholarship Chicken BBQ
When: Sept 26th, 2020
Minimal Contact pick up from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Living Word Community Church (2530 Cape Horn Road, Red Lion, PA 17356)
$8.50 per dinner: includes 1/2 chicken, baked potato and butter, applesauce, and roll

Lancaster-Sunrise Hosts a Preakness Party

Lancaster-South Awards Scholarships

Rotary Club of Lancaster South provided a total of $3,000 in college scholarships this year - $1,000 to three high school seniors who graduated in the Spring and are attending college this Fall - a Lampeter-Strasburg graduate attending the University of Pittsburgh, a Penn Manor graduate attending the University of Alabama and a Solanco graduate attending Hood College. The $1,000 was sent directly to each respective college/university in the student's name. 

Uptown York Awards Grants

Uptown York Rotary Club awarded a total of $3,500 in grants to four nonprofit organizations to help support the York community. This is the second time in the club’s nine-year history that grant applications were solicited from the public, and the Community Giving Committee is excited to announce the results.

Bell Socialization Services was the recipient of a $1,000 grant to stock over-the-counter medications and diabetes monitoring kits to help alleviate general physical ailments for adults, children and infants in residence at Bell Family Shelter. Having cough or cold medicine available for an adult going to a job or housing interview can make a huge difference for these families.

A $1,000 grant was awarded to the Byrnes Health Education Center for Clearing the Air: Vaping Education & Prevention for York City 8th Grade Students. The program will teach about the dangers of vaping.

The Rotary Club of York will receive $1,000 towards its Kiwanis Lake Clean Water Project.  Kiwanis Lake is one of the most noteworthy and beautiful water features within York City. The Rotary Club of York will help to repair and restore Kiwanis Lake back to its glory.  The York City Parks team and Rotary's Preserve Planet Earth Committee have looked extensively at the issues affecting Kiwanis Lake.  There are five critical pieces that must and will be addressed:  humane wildlife management, aeration system installation, flood gate repair, smart lake technology utilization and bringing back floating fountains with lights.

Susquehanna Service Dogs (SSD) was awarded $500 towards the education of trainers and handlers in York County. SSD provides service dogs for mobility, autism, post-traumatic stress, seizure response, hearing impairment, facilities, in-home service and companionship.

All grants approved by the Uptown York Rotary Club support programs that service York and the York County community. Many of the funded initiatives support Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus: Maternal and Child Health, Basic Education and Literacy, Economic and Community Development, Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Water and Sanitation.
Uptown York Rotary Club attracts a diverse group of professionals who share a passion for giving back to our community and making a difference in the world. Our service focus areas are downtown revitalization, environmental sustainability, and community and youth development.
Although we are serious about our service, we are a fun-loving and welcoming group!  As a happy hour club, we gather weekly to celebrate our service, share professional and personal successes, and learn about businesses, organizations and programs that impact the quality of life in York City, York County and the global community. Uptown York Rotary Club usually meets at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays on the second floor of Rockfish Public House, 110 N. George Street, York, Pennsylvania 17401. During this time however, the club is meeting virtually. Visit to learn more.
Bell Socialization Services
From L to R: Joyce Santiago, Uptown York Rotary Club President,  Rebecca Young of Bell Socialization Services and Judy Chambers, Co-Chair of Uptown York Rotary Club Community Grants Committee
Byrnes Health Education Center
From L to R: Joyce Santiago, Uptown York Rotary Club President, Anne Bahn, Executive Director; Lyndsey Macklemore, Director of Development and Judy Chambers, Co-Chair of Uptown York Rotary Club Community Grants Committee
Rotary Club of York
From L to R: Aaron Jacobs,  PPE Committee Chair of Rotary Club of York and Judy Chambers, Co-Chair of Uptown York Rotary Club Community Grants Committee
Susquehanna Service Dogs
From L to R: Judy Chambers, Co-Chair of Uptown York Rotary Club Community Grants Committee, Sarah Mewhirter, SSD Director of Donor Relations; Holly Wise and SSD Buster.

York-East Announces 2020 Grant Recipients

On September 22, 2020 the Rotary Club of York East announced their 2020 Grant recipients. Each year the club raises funds from its annual golf outing and other charitable events. The grant committee accepts applications and awards those grants that benefit humanitarian projects in the local community.
  • $1,000 to York Literacy Council for their health literacy program
  • $2,000 to York County United Way for their ready Freddie program
  • $2,500 to Golden Connections for their dementia family support program
  • $3,000 to YMCA for the East York Branch for teaching children to swim for free
  • $5,000 to York Habitat for Humanity including a matching grant from District Rotary 7390
Congratulations to these great organizations!
Pictured left to right – Kyle King, President Rotary York East, Joe Kirkenir YMCA, Stephanie Bennett York Literacy Council, Natalie Williams United Way, Dan Callaway Golden Connections and Chris Izzo Committee Chair person. (Not pictured is Tammy Morris York Habitat for Humanity)
Upcoming Events
Zone 24 & 32 Learning to Lead Summit
Sep 23, 2020 – Sep 26, 2020
Youth Exhange Workshop
Sep 26, 2020
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
District Advisory Council Meeting
Sep 28, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Oct 05, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
YE - OB Application Opens!
Oct 05, 2020 8:00 AM
Leadership Meeting
Oct 13, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2020
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)
Oct 24, 2020
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Grant Committee Meeting
Nov 02, 2020
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Annual Rotary Foundation Dinner
Virtual Event
Nov 05, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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