Happy Veterans Day! 

Thank you to all our Veterans for your service and sacrifice! 

FREE Virtual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training - November 15

Join us for a FREE Virtual Diversity - Equity-Inclusion Training from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in place of our monthly Presidents meeting hosted by Leadership Harrisburg Area and the Martin Luther King Leadership Development Center.   
You MUST pre-register by clicking here! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.   

Rotary Means Business - November 15

The Rotary Club of Hershey will host and sponsor the 63rd RMB networking event in District 7390 history and the second in-person event of the 2022 RMB season on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 5;30 to 7:30 PM at the Englewood, 1215 Research Blvd., Hummelstown, PA.  The event is FREE and one FREE drink will be provided as well as hors d'oeuvres/snacks.  Additional drinks are the responsibility of the guest.

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 Rotary clubs, and ultimately a stronger Rotary International.  Please consider Inviting a potential Rotarian guest and Family of Rotary.

Click here to register today!

Thank you to our sponsors:

Annual Rotary Foundation Dinner - November 19

Environmental Summit - December 7

From the International Service Lane

Medical Equipment in Argentina

The Rotary Club of York North, joined by the Rotary clubs of York, York East, Lancaster, and Red Lion/Dallastown, are providing medical equipment for multidisciplinary intervention for neurodevelopment in southern Argentina.  The $132,958 global grant project is supported by $17,270 in 7390 District Designated Funds.  The 7390 Rotarians are partnering with the RC of Rio Grande, district 4921, to implement this project.
The equipment will be used to assess children and teens who may have autism, epilepsy, ADHD, Tourette’s or congenital neurological disorders. RC of York North became aware of the need for this equipment from a 2005 Youth Exchange Student to District 7390, Sole Gallardo, who is now an active Rotarian and lives in the area served by this project.  She contacted her sponsoring club and explained the serious need to help children in a very poor community. York North responded with its own funds and secured additional donations from four other 7390 clubs.

Hospital Annex grand opening: Argentine physician, medical equipment with Rotary logy, training on equipment

RYLA Committee Seeking Members

The Rotary District 7390 RYLA Committee is seeking new committee members. The RYLA conference is held annually in June at Messiah University. The committee meets approximately five times per year. The meetings are held in person at a location in Harrisburg on a Wednesday afternoon. Depending on interest of new committee members, some meetings may be held virtually or during the evening to accommodate everyone involved. 
If you are interested in joining the RYLA planning committee, please contact Melissa in the District office at 717-854-7842 or Thank you! 

Hanover to Host a Casino Night

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for Hanover Rotary Club's Casino Night! Brought to you by our special event sponsors, Mark and Jennifer Riggs!

Casino Night is a fun filled evening of Casino games, drinks, dancing, and live entertainment by 'The Willy's!'

Proceeds from the event will go to help the Rotary Club of Hanover's Charitable Fund, benefiting local community organizations.

No actual gambling will be on premises. Just a chance to play table games, learn, network, and have a great time while listing to some great music and support a great cause

If you have any questions, please reach out to Brandon at 

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Enthusiasm Plus Strategy Plus Momentum

Yields New RCH Members
Attend just about any luncheon meeting, Rotary Alternative Meeting or service project and you’ll hear from Amy or Angela about our Club’s exciting membership opportunities.
Yet, enthusiasm and a renewed momentum are only part of a focus of the dynamic duo of Angela Tatum and Amy Kaunas’s duo-pronged strategies for engaging new members to the Rotary Club of Harrisburg.
Co-chair Tatum talks about the overarching strategy of…the ask.  She says, “First, we-re asking current Rotarians to ask friends, work associates, people you know wanting to serve their communities to regular meetings or Rotary Alternate Meetings (RAM).  These are notable examples of the vision of Rotary – Service Above Self.”
And, our addition of the less formal evening meetings called RAMs, we have been able to engage community leaders and even a new Corporate Sponsor to join our Club.  At our most recent RAM, we spent a few minutes talking about two phenomenally successful service projects including cleaning the newly expanded and updated Dauphin County Library prior to its grand opening and completing construction projects for Habitat for Humanity in much less time than expected because of our members’ involvement.”
According to Tatum, “A membership drive planned for the 2020 was started but put on hold for two years due to the pandemic.  Trying to bring on new members when meeting virtually and not hosting needed service projects was a real bummer. 
But, make no mistake, we are e-energizing now under a theme of Each One, Bring One.  And the momentum is key to our new membership growth.”
With 33 Committees New Members Can Be Overwhelmed – But Retention Is Key
Tatum remembers, “When I was a new member to the Rotary Club of Harrisburg, I knew I wanted to serve, but on which committee, what service project?  I had too many options.  This leads to our second prong on membership – retention.
That confusion led to a new, key component of the current membership drive.  Every new member is teamed up with a current member who shows them the ropes.  The current member explains the many opportunities and communications tools of the Club and Rotary International such as Club Runner.”
Kaunas adds, the “non-luncheon” gatherings as mentioned previously help members and potential members that can’t be tied to a lunch meeting find RAMs and service projects excellent options to fulfill their membership commitments.  These non-luncheon meetings, such as a recent RAM meeting at Harrisburg’s Beach Club, prove to provide positive member interaction. 
Membership Growth Is a Rotary International Global Initiative
Tatum attended the District 7390 Membership Training Program when best practices of regional clubs were reviewed and studied as options for RCH.  Says Tatum, “We had already initiated the RAM meeting options and it was clear this membership outreach was promising.”
One powerful question at the District Training program was, “who do you want to attract as a new member.”  That question is being explored by our Membership Chairs and Club leadership.  Is that question something beyond the fact that a potential member is interested in serving their community?
During the recently completed RCH Strategic Planning sessions this dynamic duo was pleased to be asked what they felt would be appropriate goals for the Club.  This year’s goal is 155.
As in years past, when current members leave the Club, they are asked to provide some information about their decision.  According to Tatum, “It is Interesting, the most recent trends of members leaving the Club are job changes and moving from the area.
Tatum notes, “It is comforting to see that we are recovering our new member momentum following the pandemic.  She notes the new corporate member Belco Community Credit Union (check name) and five new members in the last two weeks.
This membership growth duo also asks, “If any member has an idea on how to grow our membership or wants to be part of this critical committee, just contact Amy or me.  We welcome all ideas.”
In a tradition started before the pandemic and now in catch up mode, Tatum (left) and Kaunas (right) present new member and board member Bob Geiger with a Rotary pin and a sparkling beverage. 

2022-2023 Four-Way Test SPEECH Contest

We are encouraging clubs to move forward with your Four-Way Test Speech Contests and send your Club contest winner to the District Mid-Levels. Students can register for the Mid-Levels by clicking here. Students MUST register for the Mid-Levels by January 15, 2023. The Mid Levels will be held in late February/early March 2023 (still finalizing a date).  Dates will be coordinated directly with the students.
Mid levels will continue to be virtual. This has worked so well for all concerned. The only push back on the virtual format is that families/coaches are not able to attend. But in keeping the STUDENTS at the center of this program, they benefit from having a closed environment and having the FULL ATTENTION of the prestigious judges. Also, in previous years, one area may have had 15 mid level entries and another area only had three entries. Some highly qualified students did not move forward because of their location. While less prepared students in other locations got to move forward. The virtual process allows for a more equitable competition. 
Please encourage your Club to participate in the Four Way Test Speech Contest this winter. We are looking forward to greater numbers this year.  Your help is much appreciated.

2022-23 Four-Way Test ESSAY Contest

It is time to start planning your club’s 4-Way Test ESSAY Contest.  We will, once again, be using the following prompt for this year’s contest:  Is it the Truth? – How I Define What is True in My Life
We are looking forward to receiving essays from 9th grade high school students which address questions like:  What is true?  Where is truth found?  Is truth important?  Is truth relative?
Submissions for the 2022-23 District 7390 contest are due February 20, 2023
Contest rules, critical dates, and information for both Rotarians and Students are available on the District 7390 Website.
Any questions or requests for further information can be directed to project chair, Steven Grubb, at

Carlisle Rotary Auction to Support Success By 6

The Rotary Club of Carlisle and the Rotary Club of Carlisle-Sunrise will host their annual holiday dinner and auction on Friday, December 2nd at the Comfort Suites in Carlisle. The proceeds from this event as explained in the auction brochure will support Success By 6; a United Way of Carlisle/Cumberland County program to help ensure that all children are prepared to succeed by the time they enter kindergarten. After a rigorous selection process conducted jointly by both club presidents, Success By 6 was selected based on its tremendous impact on the development of our youth within the community.
Rotarians can support this auction in one of two ways. First, by donating an auction item by contacting the Auction Chair, Bill Blankmeyer at or (717) 590-7229. Secondly, tax-deductible sponsorships can be made to support Success By 6. Checks should be made out to “Carlisle Rotary Club Foundation,” a 501© (3) charitable organization and mailed to Carlisle Rotary Club, PO Box 301, Carlisle, PA 17013.

Seeking Nominations for the 2025-2026 Rotary D7390 Governor

The time has come to begin the nominating process for our District Governor 2025-2026.  In this way we will continue our three-year projection for District 7390’s leadership. I encourage you to suggest a qualified candidate for the District Governor 2025-2026. 
Every club has an outstanding leader who could be a potential District Governor. Look around and ask yourself, who is that person in our club? It is the person who is a good leader, interested, involved, gives financially to Rotary and The Rotary Foundation and is helpful to other members. Ask that person about his or her interest in serving as District Governor. We all need to give encouragement and “plant the seed” for others to move forward.
When submitting a candidate for District Governor 2025-2026, the following must be submitted: the Club letter (on Club letterhead stating that the candidate has been endorsed and nominated by the Club) and the Governor Nominee Data Form (DG App). 
The District Governor is the officer of RI in the District, functioning under the general control and supervision of the RI Board. The Governor has responsibility for organizing new Clubs; strengthening existing Clubs; promoting membership growth; supporting The Rotary Foundation; planning and presiding at the District Conference, PETS and District Training Assembly; issuing a monthly newsletter; reporting promptly to RI; focusing attention on important Rotary issues; motivating Rotarians to participate in service activities; recognizing the outstanding contributions of Rotarians in the District; and many other related activities. The candidate should be aware of the qualifications, duties and responsibilities of a District Governor and must demonstrate willingness, commitment, and ability (physically and otherwise) to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the office of Governor.    
Candidates must be well versed with the District 7390 Bylaws, revised May 2018, and its intent. Candidates must also be familiar with the Constitution and Bylaws of Rotary International as published in the 2022 Manual of Procedure.
Qualifications for a District Governor are specified in detail in the Bylaws of Rotary International as published in the Rotary Manual of Procedure (excerpts attached). These qualifications should be studied carefully by Club members and the prospective Rotarian candidate for District Governor, prior to a decision to suggest any member as a candidate.
Please keep in mind that it is each Club’s duty to the District and Rotary International to give serious consideration to suggesting candidates for District Governor. Your suggestion for District Governor 2025-2026 must be received in the District Office by December 9, 2022, to be considered by the Nominating Committee. Interviews for the 2025-2026 District Governor will be held Thursday, January 19, 2023, in the evening at PA Trauma Systems Foundation (Slatehill Business Center, 3907 Hartzdale Drive, Suite #702, Camp Hill, PA).
Upcoming Events
YE - 2023-24 OB District Interviews
Nov 12, 2022 9:00 AM –
Nov 13, 2022 3:00 PM
Rotary Means Business - Hershey
The Englewood
Nov 15, 2022
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Assistant Governor Meeting
Nov 15, 2022
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
President's Meeting
Nov 15, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
District Safety Committee Meeting
Nov 16, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Major Donor Reception
Eden Resorts & Suites
Nov 19, 2022
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Rotary Foundation Dinner
Eden Resorts & Suites
Nov 19, 2022
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
District Advisory Council Meeting
Nov 30, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Grant Committee Meeting
Dec 05, 2022
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Rotary District 7390 Environmental Summit
Dec 07, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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