Rotary Reporter

Be Part of Growing Membership in District 7390!

Last Tuesday Rotarians from throughout our District had the good fortune of participating in a Zone 32 Membership Webinar on Characteristics of Clubs with a Consistent Growth Culture.
The seminar featured results of a survey completed across the United States and Canada and was very well done.  The membership portion of the session was followed by another session dedicated to Assistant Governors.  We highly encourage that all Rotarians and not just club leaders, view this interesting session below or at this link since growing membership is EVERY Rotarian’s responsibility.    
Trivia:  How many Rotarians are in District 7390 and what has our growth trend been over the last 5 years?  ANSWER:  The latest count logged in the RI database as of 12/31/22 is 1847 members (sum total of members in 42 clubs) which is down 46 members from the same time last year.  Five years ago, our membership count was 2311.  Based on historical trends as noted in the graph below it is predicted our membership will continue to decrease unless we are all intentional about activities that bring friends, coworkers, family members, and the community at large into our clubs to increase our collective impact in the world!
There are many opportunities for clubs to learn more about growing Rotary in the next month.  One is  happening TOMORROW, Saturday, January 21, 11 AM – 12:30 and is being hosted by District 7450.  The speakers  speaking on Club Transformation and Membership are RI experts and member favorites who have been featured at the RI Convention and other venues. Click here to register today! (Please use the "guest" tab to register)
Another in –person activity happening in February in our District is Rotary Means Business (“RMB”).  RMB is where like-hearted, like-minded people (Rotarians and Non Rotarians) come together for business networking and to experience Rotary and learn more about what we do and how we serve. Our next RMB is on February 15 and is being hosted by FOUR clubs:  Yellow Breeches, Mechanicsburg-North, D7390 Passport, and West Shore.  The location will be Classic Rock Design Center (135 W. Allen Street, Mechanicsburg). We encourage as many Rotarians as possible to attend but even more importantly BRING A FRIEND. Click here to register today! 
Other membership ideas can be found at

D7390 Required Grant Training for 2023-24


Clubs intending to apply for Rotary Foundation District Club Grants or Global Grants this year must complete the annual District Grants Management Seminar scheduled for Monday, January 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  The training will be provided via Zoom.
At least one club member must be trained each year.  Additional club members are encouraged to complete the training if they are involved in the grant process for the club.  Members trained in previous years must re-certify annually. 
The training will include information on The Rotary Foundation, District Club Grants, Global Grants, and Community Needs Assessments.  The training will include Q & A sessions. 
Regardless of which grant type your club is planning to apply for, participants are expected to attend the full two-hour training.  Once you have completed the training, you will need to complete an online quiz for each of the training components.  A score of 70 percent or higher is required for successful completion of the training.  District leaders involved in management of Rotary Foundation grants will conduct the training.
Clubs must also submit a completed/signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing to implement the financial and stewardship requirements of District 7390 and The Rotary Foundation.

RYLA 2023 Informational Meeting

The 61st RYLA Conference in D7390 will be held June 11-15, 2023 at Messiah University. Registration is now open! If you would like to learn more about RYLA or the new registration process, please join us for an informational meeting on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. 

Click here to pre-register for the meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please contact Melissa Kopp-Smith at or 717-854-7842 if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you on January 26 to learn more about RYLA! 

District Training Assembly - February 4

Come out Rotarians One and All to our District Training Assembly!

On Saturday, February 4th from 8 AM to 1 PM at the HACC York campus, we will offer some exciting sessions to build strong Rotarians and great clubs in District 7390. We have some engaging expert speakers lined up to help us grow as Rotarians and to help us make our clubs even stronger in their service to the community. The topics include:
  • Leadership concepts and tools useful in Rotary and at work from a consultant who helps companies in our area
  • A discussion on mental health and some ideas where clubs might be helpful in addressing increasing needs in our communities
  •  Ideas on how to make DEI come alive in our clubs
  • Breakouts on a few topics of use to our club secretaries, committee chairs, and project leaders.
  •  Ideas on engaging our members and growing our clubs
It will be a great morning of education and fellowship! Cost is $20 for morning refreshments and lunch. Registration, coffee, and pastries will be available from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. The training portion will begin at 8:30 a.m. and include a luncheon buffet. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. and feature a keynote speaker.  

At the conclusion of lunch, all Rotarians will be dismissed with the exception of the President-Elects and Assistant Governors who will remain until 3:30 p.m. for a Pre-PETS training session. 

There is no cost for the Club President-Elect to attend the District Training Assembly and Pre-PETS session. All other Rotarians will need to register and pay a nominal $20 registration fee. 

Click here to register today! 

Rotary Means Business - February 15, 2023

The Rotary Clubs of Yellow Breeches, Mechanicsburg-North, D7390 Passport and West Shore will sponsor and host the 65th RMB networking event along with Fairway Mortgage Corporation and the Classic Rock Design Center (venue sponsor).  The event will take place at the Classic Rock Design Center, 135 W Allen Street, Mechanicsburg, PA, on Wednesday, February 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  The event is FREE and will include the usual light hors d'oeuvres along with wine, beer, soft drinks and water. Click here to register today! 
This will be another great business networking opportunity and fun and fellowship event.  Do not miss it.  Also, please consider bringing potential Rotarian guests and family of Rotary.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Purchase a Heart for your Sweetheart!

Think Valentine’s Day and Rotary!  Express a sentiment for your Sweetheart and have it hung on a lamppost in downtown Lancaster. Pets are also included and your sentiment to them will be displayed at Binn’s Park or the Dog park on Marietta Ave. Finding your heart is a fun scavenger hunt while exploring the restaurants, galleries and shopping of downtown Lancaster.   

Hanover Honors New Paul Harris Fellows

Hanover Rotary Club honors 3 Paul Harris Members at a recent meeting. First time Paul Harris, Brandon Gething, Doug Becker, and Ken Wenger all received recognition for their contributions to the Rotary Foundation

Meet Great Rotarians Throughout our District on Youtube!

A highlight of my club visits throughout our seven county District last summer was meeting so many kind, enthusiastic and passionate Rotarians! You energized me in unexpected and wonderful ways. Many of you accepted my offer to record a short video on what Rotary means to you and what makes your club special. 
Throughout the month of January, I am launching these videos from our “@rotary7390” You Tube Channel ( and District 7390 Facebook Page. Six videos have been launched so far and many more are to come.
I also welcome video submissions from any Rotarian who missed the opportunity to be recorded during my club visits. Simply email me a 1-2 minute video telling me what excites you about Rotary and what makes your club special. These videos will be enhanced by my brother-in-law Chris Altenburg who will make your video awesome!  

D7390 is Launching a New Environment Committee

A new environment committee is being launched by our District in response to an outpouring of interest expressed during a recent Environmental Summit hosted by District Membership Chair PDG John Anthony.  The Summit brought together Rotarians from 7 different clubs that had a passion for Rotary’s 7th area of focus! The three questions posed at the Summit were:
  1. How are our clubs currently having a positive environmental impact?
  2. How can we collectively do better to protect the environment?
  3. How can we expand our reach and bring more new members into Rotary through our passion for protecting the Environment?
The committee chair will be Rob Altenburg who is a member of the Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg-North and is the Director of the Energy Center at Penn Future. Rob is also a member of ESRAG which is Rotary International’s Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group.  There were so many great ideas expressed at the Environmental Summit that the group committed to forming a committee and continuing the conversation.  Any interested Rotarians and guests are invited to join the group at their next meeting on:
Wednesday, March 8th at 7 PM on Zoom
Meeting ID: 837 7377 4511/  Passcode: 81nS2A
One tap mobile:  +13052241968,,83773774511#,,,,*544940# US

SAVE THE DATE! District Conference - April 1, 2023

Upcoming Events
D7390 Required Grant Training for 2023-24
Jan 23, 2023
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
RYLA 2023 Informational Meeting
Jan 26, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
2023-2024 District Leadership Team Dinner
Buhrig's Gathering Place
Jan 30, 2023
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
District Training Assembly/Pre-PETS
HACC York Campus
Feb 04, 2023
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Youth Exchange Harrisburg Weekend
Tenny Home
Feb 04, 2023 10:00 AM –
Feb 05, 2023 7:00 PM
Youth Exchange Country Reveal Celebration
Buhrig's Gathering Place
Feb 05, 2023
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
District DEI Committee Meeting
Feb 06, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Governor Line Meeting
Feb 09, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Global Grant Scholar Interviews
Feb 11, 2023
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary Means Business - Mechanicsburg
Classic Rock Fabrication
Feb 15, 2023
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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